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December 26th

Mr. Elwyn Cecil Sparks

Funeral services for Mr. Elwyn Cecil Sparks, age 62 of Dubach, will be held 2:00PM Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Dubach United Pentecostal Church in Dubach. Officiating the service will be Rev. Kevin Cox and Dr. Douglas Stewart.  Burial will follow in Unionville Cemetery near Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Sparks was born July 8, 1951 in Shreveport to R.C. Sparks and Rosa Wade Sparks. He died December 23, 2013 in Ruston. Mr.

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Linney G. Watson

Another one of America's greatest generation has passed beyond this veil to the next. He is in his uniform once again serving with all those friends, family and fellow soldiers' that went before him. Obviously, he is helping to make the way for us in the future. He was a fine Soldier, family man, and an honorable citizen who will be missed more than he ever knew. Linney G. Watson was born in Deep Gap, NC on September 26th 1918 and passed from this life in Fort Smith, AR on December 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wives: Ruth Hood and Ruby Watson; and son: Danny L. Watson.

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December 23rd

Paul Stephen (Steve) Sims

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Services for Paul Stephen (Steve) Sims will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013 at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel in Shreveport, Louisiana. Officiating will be Dr. B. J. Maddox of Rose Park Baptist Church. Graveside service to follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery in Bossier City. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Rose-Neath Southside from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Steve was born June 14, 1947 in West Monroe, Louisiana. He was a well respected pharmacist at CVS on Pines Road for 35 years. When not at work, Steve was very actively involved with his family's athletics.

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Mrs. Vicky Lee Spillers Frazier

Funeral services for Mrs. Vicky Lee Spillers Frazier, age 67 of Choudrant, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, December 23, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Whitman. Burial  will follow in Sibley Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Frazier was born November 13, 1946 in West Monroe to Charles D. Spillers and Easter Smith Spillers and died December 20, 2013 in Monroe. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Choudrant. In her spare time, Mrs.

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Mariola Hollis Foster

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Funeral services for Mariola Hollis Foster, age 71, of Ruston, LA will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. David Abernathy. Interment will follow at Camp Creek Cemetery in Spearsville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Foster was born October 12, 1942 and passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 after a lengthy Illness. She was preceded in death by the love of her life; Terry Foster and her son Robert.

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Leslie "Gene" Jackson

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Leslie "Gene" Jackson departed peacefully from this life on December 19, 2013. He was surrounded by family and friends in his Ruston home after succumbing to a long, terminal illness. The family is receiving guests during a Visitation, Sunday afternoon, December 22nd, 5-7pm at Grace United Methodist Church (GUMC), 3401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, LA. A memorial service to celebrate his life will take place December 23rd, at 1pm also at GUMC. Officiating the service will be Rev. Scott Adams. Military Honors to be conducted following the service, weather permitting.

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December 20th

Bernice Andrews Colvin

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Bernice Andrews Colvin, 97, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Princeton Place
Nursing Home in Ruston, LA., Graveside services will be held at Pines Memorial Garden in
Ruston at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Officiating the service will be Brian Mercer.

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December 19th

Mr. Theodore Elmo Franklin

Funeral services for Mr. Theodore Elmo Franklin, age 86 of Dubach, will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Bro. Bill Reid. Burial will follow in Cook Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Franklin was born April 2, 1927 in Ruston to Alfred E. Franklin and Lucille Gallman Franklin. He died December 17, 2013 also in Ruston. Mr. Franklin was a retired custodian from Louisiana Tech. In his spare time, Mr.

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George Valentine Evanoff

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Service celebrating the life of George Valentine Evanoff will be held on Friday December 20, 2013 at 11 AM in the Chapel at Rose- Neath Marshall Street. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery St. Vincent. The family will receive friends at 10 AM prior to the service. George was born August 12, 1924 and passed away on December 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Slavka Evanoff and wife Syble. Left to cherish his memory is his son Dr. George V. Evanoff, Jr.

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December 18th

Mrs. Bari Lynn Teagle Kennington

Memorial services for Mrs. Bari Lynn Teagle Kennington, age 64, of Simsboro, LA will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Michael Hawley.
Mrs. Kennington was born July 6, 1949 and passed away December 15, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents: Barry Teagle and Ruth Teagle Smith; and her husband: Floyd Kennington,

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