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August 21st, 2013

Larry W. Garner Sr.

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Larry W. Garner Sr. , 62, passed away in the early morning hours on Sunday, August, 18, in New Orleans, LA. He was preceded in death by his father Murrell Garner. Larry is survived by his mother Mrs. Melba Garner, of Ruston, LA, his sister Sherry Colvin, his children Heather Brigham and husband Phil, Stacy Toyer and husband Lionel, and Larry Garner Jr. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kohl, Kristian, Riley, Kameron, Aubrey, Logan, and a large extended family. Services have not been determined at this time.

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August 20th

Dorothy Jeanne "Dot" Sallier Colvin

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Memorial services for Dorothy Jeanne "Dot" Sallier Colvin, age 82, of Dubach will be 3:00 pm Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Dubach First Baptist Church in Dubach, LA with Rev. Barry Joyner officiating the service. Dot was born in Freeport, TX on January 24, 1931 and died August 17, 2013 in Ruston, LA due to complications caused by her battle with Cholangiocarcinoma.

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August 19th

Thomas William “Tommy” Craig

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Funeral services for Thomas William “Tommy” Craig, age 66, of Simsboro will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 19, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston with Rev. Dale Oden officiating the service. Interment will follow in West Lake Baptist Church Cemetery in Doyline, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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August 16th

Alicia Johnson Pesnell

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Funeral services will be held for Alicia Johnson Pesnell, age 49, at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Gibsland. The interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia.
Mrs. Pesnell was born November 24, 1963, in Shreveport, LA to J.R. and Bettye Kimball Johnson. She entered into rest on August 13, 2013. Mrs. Pesnell was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gibsland. 

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Lora (Puddin) Skinner Dring

Lora (Puddin) Skinner Dring was born September 23, 1917 to Charlie and Gertrude Skinner. She went to live with her heavenly Father on August 14, 2013 at the age of 95. Services will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the services will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Visitation will be Friday night from 5-7 PM at the Funeral Home. She is preceded in death by her husband: Arvel Frank “Pat” Dring, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters. Mrs.

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August 15th

Mrs. Mildred Naomi Windham Wagnon

Memorial services for Mrs. Mildred Naomi Windham Wagnon , age 81, of Ruston will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, August 17, 2013 in the Chapel of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dale Oden and Rev. Loy Seal. Mrs. Wagnon was born September 9, 1931 and passed away August 10, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband: James Wagnon; and 4 brothers. Mrs. Wagnon was an active member of Temple Baptist Church where she served as a teacher for the good neighbor Sunday school class for 37 years. Mrs.

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Christopher Glyn Edmiston

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Funeral services for Christopher Glyn Edmiston, age 29, of Choudrant will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 16, 2013 at Douglas United Methodist Church in Douglas Community. Officiating the service will be Rev. Rolly Walker and Rev. Jeremy Jones. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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August 9th

Shawn Leigh Norris Chandler

Funeral services for Shawn Leigh Norris Chandler, 49 of Ruston, LA will be held at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston, on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.   Rev. Wilton Wall will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Hurricane Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:00p.m – 7:00p.m. at Owens Memorial Chapel Friday, August 9.

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James Maurice Kay, Sr

Funeral services for James Maurice Kay, Sr. age 80, of Ruston will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Hilbun and Dr. Michael Hawley. Interment will follow at Henry Cemetery in Hico under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Kay was born February 20, 1933 and passed away August 8, 2013. He is preceded in death by his wife Anna R. Kay.

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Thelma “Puddin” McGee Kelley

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Funeral services for Thelma “Puddin” McGee Kelley, 91, of Bernice LA, will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church in Bernice with Bro. Charles Malone and Lamar Skinner officiating. Interment will follow at Bernice City Cemetery in Bernice, LA. Puddin was born on May 30, 1922 in Bernice, LA and passed away on August 8, 2013 in Ruston, LA. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bernice. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Charles H. “Chip” Kelley III, one sister, and two brothers. Puddin Kelley was an avid sports fan.

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