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August 9th, 2013

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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Margaret Ann Adams Jones

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On October 31, 1945, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Margaret Ann Adams Jones, affectionately known as “Honey” became the first-born of Adell Adams and Leona Drew Adams. Later, two other siblings were born, Sandra Adams Henderson and Adell Adams, Jr. “Honey” was baptized at an early age at Hopewell Baptist Church in the Stoner Hill Community of Shreveport, Louisiana, Reverend C. E. Galloway, Pastor. She later joined New Rocky Valley Baptist Church in Grambling, Louisiana, Reverend Roosevelt Bryant, Jr., Pastor. “Honey” attended the Caddo Parish School System where she graduated from Booker T.

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August 6th

Audrey Mae “Sissy” Futrell Ginn

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Funeral services for Audrey Mae “Sissy” Futrell Ginn, age 99, of Choudrant will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at New Hope Baptist Church in Choudrant. Officiating the service will be Rev. Chris Witt. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Ginn was born December 17, 1913 and passed away August 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Ginn; twin brother, Aubrey Lee “Buddy” Futrell: brothers, Joe Futrell, E.J. “Little Bud” Futrell; sister: Lydia “Auntie” Brewster; and grandson, Greg Howard. Mrs.

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August 2nd

Iy-Ming Chen

A memorial service for Iy-Ming Chen, age 69, of Ruston will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM at The Presbyterian Church of Ruston. Mrs. Chen, a retired Grambling State University employee, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013.

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August 1st

Sue Kyle

Sue Kyle died July 30, 2013 at her home in Arcadia, Louisiana following a lengthy illness. She was born January 19, 1929 in Kennard, Texas to Jonas Reuben Westbrook and Bessie English Westbrook. She married Herschel Kyle on December 24, 1947 in Rusk, Texas. She was a social worker at Rusk State Hospital until moving with her family to Arcadia, LA in 1980.

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Mr. Alva Byron Odom

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Funeral service for Mr. Alva Byron Odom, Jr., age 87, of Simsboro will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Officiating the service will be Dr. Jason Cole and Rev. R.B. Moore. Interment will follow at Simsboro Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Odom was born August 24, 1925 and passed away July 28, 2013.

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July 24th

Mrs. Beulah Clark Douget

Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Clark Douget, age 92 of Arcadia, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at 3:30 PM at Campbell Cemetery in Pine Prairie, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Sara Susanne Lowe Parker

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Sara Susanne Lowe Parker, 36, of Ruston, Louisiana departed this life to be with her Lord on Monday, July 22nd, 2013, after suffering complications from pneumonia. Sara resided in Ruston, Louisiana with her beloved husband, Ruston Police Department Captain Tim Parker, and their children, Elizabeth Erin Parker (17), Brett Anthony Parker (10), and Erin Katherine Parker (7).

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