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April 4th, 2013

Dr. Harold H. Harms

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Funeral services for Dr. Harold H. Harms will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013. He passed away on April 2 at Princeton Place in Ruston, LA.

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in the Burkhalter Chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1000 W. Woodward Avenue, Ruston, LA on Saturday, with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM. A graveside service will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W. California Ave. Ruston, LA.

The youngest of eight children, Dr. Harms was born in Cordell, OK on Sept. 6, 1916, to John H. Harms, M.D. and Margaret Ruth Kliewer.

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Leonard Delane Leachman

Funeral services for Leonard Delane Leachman, age 79, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, April 5, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Chris Craig. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Downsville under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Leachman was born February 19, 1934 and passed away April 3, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Leonard and Eula Leachman; brothers: Fred, Billy and George Leachman and wife Peggy Leachman.

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April 3rd

Dalton Aaron Platt

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Dalton Aaron Platt, infant son of Thomas Platt & Mary Webster, was born on December 17, 2012 and returned to the arms of Jesus on Sunday, March 31, 2013. He was preceded in death by his Mamaw, Addie Mae Downs, Papaw, Charlie Downs, Granddaddy, Aaron Dorman, Nana, Lula Bell Dorman and great uncle, Roger Garrison.

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Floyd S. Mercer

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Mr. Floyd S. Mercer was born on January 19, 1920 in Rye, Arkansas and went to be with his Savior & Lord Jesus Christ on April 1, 2013 in Ruston, Louisiana. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:00 – 7:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Dubach, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church; Dubach officiated by Rev. Paul Watts and assisted by Rev. Barry Joyner.

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April 1st

Ernest C. Smith

Funeral services for Ernest C. Smith, 87, will be held on April 2, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Arcadia. Officiating will be Rev. Jerry Martin, pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Saline.  Burial will follow at the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Arcadia.

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March 29th

Arbin Geraldine Cottingham

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On March 24, 2013, Arbin Geraldine Cottingham, 79, ended her earthy journey. Geraldine was born on January 20, 1934 in Arcadia, Louisiana to the late Malcolm Baker, Sr. and Verline Rushing. She was preceded in death by her brother, Malcolm Baker, Jr.(Melba Doris).

Geraldine graduated from Arcadia High School. She later moved to Jonesboro, Louisiana and wed Felton Cottonham in 1954. Unto this union, six children were born-Cass Cottingham(Loice), Bernadine Player(Michael-deceased), Ronald Cottonham-deceased(Diana), Shirley Davis, Angela Tademy(Richard), and Lisa Livingston(Roderick).

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March 27th

Billy F. Kay

Funeral services for Mr. Billy F. Kay, 77 of Farmerville, LA, will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 28, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Farmerville, with Rev. Kurt Auger and Rev. Ronnie Parks officiating. Interment will follow with Masonic Rites at Henry Cemetery in Hico, Louisiana under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. He passed away at Grace Home Hospice in Shreveport, Louisiana on March 25, 2013.

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March 21st

C. E. Valentine, Jr.

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Funeral services for C. E. Valentine, Jr. will be held Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Steven Smithson. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

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March 20th

Claude Gary Bedford Jr.

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Funeral services for Claude Gary Bedford Jr., 64, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Zion Traveler Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the George Washington Carver Memorial Park, Ruston, La.

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Jamarcus Lee Brewster

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Funeral services will be held for Jamarcus Lee Brewster at Zion Travelers Baptist Church of Ruston, La., Friday, March 22, 2013 located on Martin Luther King Drive. Family hour will be from 6 - 8, Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Paradise Funeral Home located in Arcadia, La.

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