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August 23rd, 2013

Gloria Bryant

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Gloria Bryant, age 66, of Hermitage, AR passed away on August 22, 2013 at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1946 to her parents, Richard L. and Arzona W. Howard Bryant. Mrs. Bryant was a zookeeper for the Crossland Zoo and had also worked for Safeway in Ruston, LA for 26 years. She was a member of Egypt Missionary Baptist Church.

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August 22nd

Mary Catherine Allman

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To know her was to love her… Mary Catherine Allman was born on August 8, 1973 in Ruston, LA and passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013. She loved her hometown and grew up surrounded by family and friends. She was a 1991 graduate of Ruston High School. Her college experience was spent at Louisiana Tech University where she was actively involved in the Baptist Student Union and sang with Believer’s Harmony music ministry.

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August 21st

Mrs. Monnie Peterson Herring

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Funeral services for Mrs. Monnie Peterson Herring, age 80 of Simsboro, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Gerald Nelson and Rev. Tim Peterson. Burial will follow in Simsboro City Cemetery in Simsboro under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Herring was born in Simsboro March 26, 1933 and died August 20, 2013 in Ruston. She was content in her life as a wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs.

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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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