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March 3rd, 2016

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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Charles Marsh

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Mr. Charles Varn Marsh, 60, of Hixson, TN, entered eternity on February 8, 2016. He was born August 5, 1955 in County Line Community, on the border Lincoln and Jackson Parishes, a very unique place of birth. Charles was born at home and was affectionately delivered by his grandmother, Mattie Lee Marsh (Ma' Mattie). He was born the son of Mary Alice Marsh and Charles Lee Nelson.

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February 16th

Charles Bishop Jr.

Funeral services for Charles William “Charlie” Bishop Jr. age 68 of Ruston will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Owens Memorial Chapel with Rev. B.K. Miller officiating the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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February 15th

Jack Owen

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Jack Lain Owen, resident of Hico, Louisiana died peacefully Saturday, February 13, 2016 surrounded by family. We are grateful for the one last day we had with him, and for the many happy family memories with which we are blessed.

Jack was born in Hico, Louisiana January 1, 1929 to Robert Caleb Owen and Iva Lee Knox Owen. He married (Dorothy) Marie Boyett on May 14, 1949 and they had 49 happy years before she passed away in 1998. He retired from Texas Gas Corporation in 1989 after 39 years of service and was a member and deacon at Hico Baptist Church.

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