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March 11th, 2016

Pamela Gilbert

Pamela Ann Pierce Gilbert, age 64, a resident of Brandon, died on February 29, 2016. She grew up in Long Beach, MS, and was a resident of the Jackson area for 45 years. She graduated from Belhaven College, and was retired from the Baker Donelson law firm.

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March 10th

DEATH NOTICES FOR MARCH 10

***Dorothy Lamour Alexander, 76, of Grambling, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Chapel. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at King’s Funeral Home Chapel. Place of burial will be Grambling Memorial Garden.

***Robert Lee Atkins, 74, of Ruston, died Thursday, March 3, 2016. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday at King’s Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Springhill Baptist Church. Place of burial will be China Grove Cemetery.

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Jeni-Su Lacoste

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Jeni-Su Lee Lacoste, 70, of Lake Charles, LA passed away Monday, March 7, 2016.

Jeni was born in Baton Rouge, LA and was raised in Ruston, LA until the age of 16 when the family moved to New Orleans.

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March 9th

Billie Colvin

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Billie Jean Hanks Colvin passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Flower Mound, Texas. Graveside services celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Harmony Chapel Cemetery in Hico, LA. followed by dinner on the grounds.

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March 8th

Betty Jo Sydes

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Funeral services for Betty Jo Tomlinson Sydes, age 84, of Ruston, LA will be held at2:00 PM, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston, LA. Dr. Darryl Ferrington and Mr. Rusty Farrar will be officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

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Helen Sherrill

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Graveside services for Helen Faye Willis Sherrill, age 84, of Lindale, Texas are scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in the Long Straw Cemetery in Ruston, Louisiana with Pastor Dan Danheim officiating. Services are under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home in Lindale, Texas.

Helen died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Hospice Center of East Texas in Tyler, TX. She was born on February 27, 1932 in Ruston, Louisiana to the late Hardee and Irene (Barker) Willis.

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March 3rd

Nita Plunkett

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Nita Plunkett, 76, of Ruston, LA went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Life Care Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana in Ruston, LA after a lengthy battle with many heart issues.

Nita was born January 28, 1940 in Shreveport, LA to the late J.V. and Gene (McPherson) Franklin. She was a respiratory therapist at the North Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, LA for many years. Nita was an upbeat person who was a joy to be around. She loved her family, traveling, and sweepstaking.

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John Calvin Howard

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Mr. John Calvin Howard of Spring, Texas passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. John (known as “JC” or “Jake” by many of his friends, relatives and co-workers) was 88 years old.

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B.T. Flurry

Funeral services for Mr. B. T. Flurry, 82, of Bernice, will be held at 10:00am Friday, March 4, 2016 at Dubach First Baptist Church with Bro. Barry Joiner and Bro. Michael McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in Weldon Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.

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March 2nd

Virginia Doty

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Graveside services for Virginia W. Doty, 77 of Fayetteville, GA will be 2:00 PM Thursday, March 3, 2016 in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston with Reverend Lynn Hawkins officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12 noon until service time at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston.

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