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June 27th, 2013

George Killgore Gilbert, Jr.

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George Killgore Gilbert, Jr. passed away at home on Friday, June 7, 2013 after losing a courageous battle with melanoma cancer. He was born on November 1, 1939 in Shreveport, Louisiana to George Killgore and Ethel Beall Gilbert. George graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport and from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston with a BS in Accounting. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans. At Louisiana Tech, he was a member of Kappa Alpha 0rder and it was there that he met his future life mate that resulted in 50+ years of marriage.

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June 26th

Vyleria Mae Walton Dunn

Vyleria Mae Walton Dunn of Camden, AR passed away Friday, June 21 at parkway Health Center in Little Rock, AR. She is the wife of the late Rev. I.R. Dunn and mother of Othell (Maude), Israel Jr. (preceded her in death(, Luther and Gerald. Funeral Services will be Friday, June 28, 11:00 am at St. Paul B.C. in Camden, AR. The church is located at 896 S. Adams Ave. Burial is Saturday, June 29 at Mt. Zion #2 cemetery in Dubach, LA. Visitation prior to the burial will be from 11:00 am to 12:00 in the church. For more information contact Othell Dunn at 501-231-9437.

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June 25th

Robert F. Shirey

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Funeral services will be held for Robert F. Shirey, 83, at the Weldon Baptist Church, 1610 Weldon Church Road, Bernice on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hoffman, officiating. Interment will follow at the Weldon Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church beginning at 1:00 p.m. just prior to the service. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 405 E. 5th St., Homer, LA 71040. Mr. Shirey was born Oct. 15, 1929 in the Weldon Community to Thomas Clifford Shirey and Myra Lee Shirey.

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Mrs. Patrician Anne Riser Duncan

A memorial service for Mrs. Patrician Anne Riser Duncan will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Larry Emory. Burial will follow in Riser Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Duncan was born July 16, 1942 in Mobile, AL and died June 23, 2013 in Ruston. She worked for nearly 25 years for Wayerheuser in the accounts department. In her spare time, Mrs. Duncan enjoyed gardening, fishing and loved her dogs. Mrs.

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Mrs. Joan Van Veckhoven

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Funeral services for Mrs. Joan Van Veckhoven, age 79, of Dubach, LA will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bill Reid and Rev. Todd Free. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Van Veckhoven was born June 12, 1934 in Gordon, TX and passed away June 24, 2013 in Dubach, LA, following a brief illness. Mrs. Van Veckhoven was born and raised in Gordon, TX.

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June 24th

Louise Mitchell James

Louise Mitchell James, age 78, of Star City, AR passed away Wednesday, June 19 at JRMC in Pine Bluff. She was born January 15, 1935 to the late Thomas Earnest Mitchell and Ruby Amanda Woodward Mitchell.

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June 20th

Misty Hottle Hansford

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Misty Hottle Hansford, age 36, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA following a short illness. She was born September 4, 1976 in El Dorado, Arkansas, and raised in Ruston, Louisiana by her loving mother, Kay Streeter, and step-father, Joseph Richard Hottle. She attended Ruston High School until she moved in 1992. Misty was full of life and always spoke her mind. She never sat still, as evidenced by living in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. An artistic soul, she loved music and photography, and enjoyed playing video games.

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Mrs. Darlene Parkman

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Funeral services for Mrs. Darlene Willoughby Parkman, age 54, of Ruston will be 10:00 AM Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Mike Holloway and Rev. Don McCormack. Interment will follow at The Garden of Memories cemetery in Minden, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Parkman was born April 28, 1959 and passed away June 18, 2013 following a brief illness.

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George Pipes

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George Pipes of Ruston passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Friday, June 21, 2013 at Douglas United Methodist Church in Douglas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jeremy Jones and Rev. Rolly Walker. Interment will follow at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Pipes was born in Dubberly, LA on November 3, 1942. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Alvin and Helen Burton Pipes of Dubberly; his brother: Travis Pipes of Minden; his father and mother-in-law: Lee and Maude Smart of Ruston.

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Bobbie “Nell” Scarborough Smith

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Funeral services for Bobbie “Nell” Scarborough Smith, age 74, of Ruston will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 21, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will follow at Vienna Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Smith was born August 3, 1938 and passed away June 18, 2013. She is survived by her husband: James A. Smith; children: Kenneth D. Smith (Connie); Cynthia T. Frazier (Michael), and Michael L. Smith (Randa) grandchildren: Floyd A. Knox, Bridgett N. Ledford Poole, Leslie N. Smith Womack, Kammi M. Smith, Kristen D.

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