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March 8th, 2016

Betty Jo Sydes

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Funeral services for Betty Jo Tomlinson Sydes, age 84, of Ruston, LA will be held at2:00 PM, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston, LA. Dr. Darryl Ferrington and Mr. Rusty Farrar will be officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

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Helen Sherrill

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Graveside services for Helen Faye Willis Sherrill, age 84, of Lindale, Texas are scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in the Long Straw Cemetery in Ruston, Louisiana with Pastor Dan Danheim officiating. Services are under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home in Lindale, Texas.

Helen died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Hospice Center of East Texas in Tyler, TX. She was born on February 27, 1932 in Ruston, Louisiana to the late Hardee and Irene (Barker) Willis.

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March 3rd

Nita Plunkett

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Nita Plunkett, 76, of Ruston, LA went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Life Care Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana in Ruston, LA after a lengthy battle with many heart issues.

Nita was born January 28, 1940 in Shreveport, LA to the late J.V. and Gene (McPherson) Franklin. She was a respiratory therapist at the North Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, LA for many years. Nita was an upbeat person who was a joy to be around. She loved her family, traveling, and sweepstaking.

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John Calvin Howard

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Mr. John Calvin Howard of Spring, Texas passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. John (known as “JC” or “Jake” by many of his friends, relatives and co-workers) was 88 years old.

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B.T. Flurry

Funeral services for Mr. B. T. Flurry, 82, of Bernice, will be held at 10:00am Friday, March 4, 2016 at Dubach First Baptist Church with Bro. Barry Joiner and Bro. Michael McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in Weldon Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.

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March 2nd

Virginia Doty

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Graveside services for Virginia W. Doty, 77 of Fayetteville, GA will be 2:00 PM Thursday, March 3, 2016 in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston with Reverend Lynn Hawkins officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12 noon until service time at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston.

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February 26th

Robert Haworth Jr.

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Mr. Robert Frederick (Bob) Haworth, Jr., age 52, of Texarkana, Arkansas, died Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Haworth was born October 23, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, and had lived in Texarkana for most of his life. He was a member of Beech Street First Baptist Church, had been an employee of HBC Construction Company, and was a teacher at Genoa Middle School. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Frederick Haworth, Sr., and a sister, Melinda Kay Rowell.

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Albert McKee

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Albert Gordon McKee, Jr. passed away Wednesday, February 24, in Ruston, Louisiana. He was born March 3, 1926, in Homer, Louisiana, to Albert McKee, Sr. and Mary Louise Coleman McKee. He married the love of his life, Irma Inez Orr, on August 9, 1947.

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Ila Elizabeth Roach

On February 25, 2016, Ila Elizabeth Davis Roach went to be with her heavenly father at the age of 95. She was the widow of James Hilton Roach.

Elizabeth was born in Sibley, Louisiana on August 19, 1920 the daughter of Elbert Marion Davis and Lizzy Jane O'Neal Davis. She graduated from Choudrant High School and attended Louisiana Tech. She was employed at O'Neal Butane and worked as a bookkeeper.

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February 17th

Vernon Mitchell

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Funeral services for Vernon Keith Mitchell, age 54 will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jim Oddo. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

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