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September 11th, 2013

Mr. Gregory Wayne Alexander

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Funeral services for Mr. Gregory Wayne Alexander will be held at 4:00 PM Friday, September 13, 2013, at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Marcus Murphy, Rev.

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Mr. John Malon Farrar, Jr

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Funeral services for Mr. John Malon Farrar, Jr. will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach. Officiating the service will be Rev. Connie Smith. Burial will follow in Lisbon Cemetery in Lisbon under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Farrar passed away September 7, 2013 in Longview, TX at the age of 89. Mr. Farrar was born in Lillie on December 1, 1923. He graduated from Bernice High School in 1941 and attended Louisiana Tech majoring in Chemical Engineering.

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R. W. Gregory, Jr

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Visitation for R. W. Gregory, Jr. will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. A family graveside service will be held the next morning at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. Tim Neustifter officiating. R. W. was born February 5, 1926 and passed away September 9, 2013. Mr. Gregory was a lifelong resident of Ouachita and Union Parish. He was born in Monroe and spent most of his life in the Monroe area. Mr. Gregory served two and one-half years in the U. S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific aboard the U.

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Evie Mae Murray

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Graveside services for Evie Mae Murray, age 92, of Calhoun was held Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at MT. Zion Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service was Rev. Mickey Frost Mrs. Murray was born March 23, 1921 and passed away September 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Cleo Murray. She is survived by her grandsons: Jamison Murray of Calhoun and Jasen Murray of Panama City Beach, Fl; great grandson: Jess Rich and several nieces and nephews.

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September 9th

Dorothy “Dot” Elaine (Calhoun) McRee

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Our mother, Dorothy “Dot” Elaine (Calhoun) McRee passed away on September 7, 2013. Dorothy was born in Monroe on February 15, 1928 to Ida Eugenia Calhoun and James Daniel Calhoun. Mom grew up all over Louisiana, as her family followed her father in his work in sawmills. She graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Biology, going on to work for the Bendel-Wright Clinic in Monroe. She spoke fondly of her time at the Clinic and of Drs. George Wright and William Bendel. It was Dr. Wright who would deliver Dorothy's first child, Briana.

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September 5th

Mr. Jack Demarcus Sanderson

Funeral services for Mr. Jack Demarcus Sanderson, age 92 of Choudrant, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 6, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Rev. Reginald Colvin and Rev. Bill Sanderson will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Choudrant Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Sanderson was born December 15, 1920 in Choudrant to William A. (Bill Dock) Sanderson and Kate Davis Sanderson. He died September 3, 2013 in Ruston.

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Ira John “Johnny” Hall

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Ira John “Johnny” Hall died peacefully Labor Day, September 2, 2013, Johnny was born in Delhi, Louisiana on October 23, 1932; Son of Charles and Lola Hall. He was born and raised in the Hall Hotel, a Delhi landmark for 50 years. He was a 1951 graduate of Delhi High School, where he played football. He was involved in Boy Scouts from a young age, earning his Eagle Scout rank in 1948 and his 80th Merit badge (honorary) in 2010. He graduated from Louisiana Tech with a B. A. in Geography with a minor in History and a B. S. in Business with an emphasis on Sales, Management and Marketing.

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September 4th

Beth Durrett Lowery

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Beth Durrett Lowery beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at on Thursday, August 29, 2013 following a long battle with Alzheimer disease. As requested, her body was donated to LSU Health Shreveport for the advancement of medical student education. Her remains will eventually be buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery near Beth's birthplace and family home in Arcadia, Louisiana. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, September 6 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Van Hook home, 2836 Myrtle Street in Arcadia. Mrs.

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September 3rd

Willie Frank “Moe” Lang

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Funeral services for Willie Frank “Moe” Lang, 72 will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Bistineau Baptist Church in Heflin with Rev. Mike Welch officiating and music by Roy Powel. Interment will follow at 1:00PM Wednesday in Hamilton Cemetery, Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston. Mr. Lang was born and raised in DeKalb, MS, and died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at his home from a brief illness. Mr. Lang is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Beatrice Lang; Sisters, Ruby Weaver and Mary Alice Stuart; Brothers, C.J. Lang, James Lang and Gilbert Ray Lang.

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Bobby W. Hogan

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Funeral services for Bobby W. Hogan, age 80, of Choudrant, LA will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be his grandson, Rev. Joshua Sanderson. Interment will follow in Longstraw Cemetery, Choudrant, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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