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December 28th

Robert Rinehart, Sr.

Robert Charles Rinehart, Sr., age 91, of Vernon died peacefully in his home on December 25, 2015. A graveside service will be 2:00pm Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston with grandson, Pastor Andy Heis officiating.

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December 21st

James Owens

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Funeral services for Mr. James Robert “Jim” Owens, of Ruston will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston with Rev. Leslie Stephens officiating assisted by Kerry Gibson. Interment will follow at Greenwood cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

James Robert Owens was born on January 27, 1949 in Jena, Louisiana. He suddenly passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2015 in Ruston, at the age of 66 years.

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December 18th

Amnda McNabb

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Graveside services for Mrs. Amanda Lorraine McNabb of Ruston, La will be 12:00pm Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston with Pastor Leslie Stevens officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe.

Mrs. McNabb was born August 13, 1919 in Dodson, La and passed from this life on December 16, 2015 in Ruston, La at the age of 96. She was a long-term Lady Techster Fan.

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Joseph Ellis

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Joseph Charles "Chuck" Ellis, 66, passed away on Dec.12, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his father R.C. "Chick" Ellis, mother Anna Christine "Chris" Ellis, stepbrothers David and Mark Porter.

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December 17th

Richard Wall, Jr.

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Memorial services for Richard Douglas "Doug" Wall, Jr., age 67 of Tomball, TX will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Owens Memorial Funeral Home in Ruston, LA with Rev. Danny Baskin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Wall was born on March 2, 1948 and went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2015. Mr. Wall proudly served in the US Air Force and attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

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December 15th

Shirley Beavers

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Shirley Ann Hawkins Beavers (80) of Simsboro, Louisiana, passed away December 13, 2015 at 8:50 p.m. surrounded by members of her family, recalling fond recollections, and with much love.

A fiercely devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she maintained her life-long vivacious spirit until her last breath. Shirley was born October 30th 1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Everyone who entered this beloved woman's door was treated as family and loved as such, whether part of the family or brought into the fold.

She was a member of the Ruston Church of Christ.

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December 14th

Donald Barron

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Donald Marvin Barron, 85, died on December 12, 2015, at his home in Farmerville. Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Farmerville on Wednesday, December 16, at 10:00 AM. Officiating will be Bro. Kurt Auger. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 15, First Baptist Church of Farmerville.

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Karen Akin

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Karen Rebecca Toms Akin of Muncie, Indiana, passed away on December 1, 2015 in Muncie due to the effects of metastatic melanoma, which she had valiantly and passionately fought for almost six years. Two memorial services will be held to celebrate Karen's life: Monday, December 7 at 2 PM at Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Indiana; and Tuesday, December 15 at 2 PM at First Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana. The family will welcome friends at each location two hours prior to each service.

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December 11th

Virginia Price

Funeral services for Virginia (Jennie) Wilder Price, 84, of Ruston will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Kilpatrick's Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA. Visitation will be 9-11 AM, with service to follow. Reverend Dale Oden will officiate. A private graveside service will be held at Wilder Family Cemetery.

Jennie was born in Ruston, Louisiana on September 9th, 1931, passed peacefully away on December 8, 2015.

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Lillian Fallin

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Funeral services for Lillian Hood Fallin, 85, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. H.B. Fuller assisted by Rev. Todd Free and family friend Dr. Jon Barker providing special music. Interment will follow at the St Rest Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Fallin passed away December 9, 2015 in Ruston following a short illness.

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