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June 14th, 2013

James Lester Duncan

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James Lester Duncan of Ruston, LA, formerly of Monroe, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He was born to parents, Dillard H. Duncan and Lessie Irby, September 19, 1924.

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Mrs. Judy Cooper Martin

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Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Cooper Martin, age 66 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Scott Jennings and Rev. Greg Tipton. Burial will follow in Unionville Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Martin was born November 7, 1946 in Dubach to Elmer Lane Cooper and Nancy Sanders Cooper. She died June 13, 2013 at her home in Ruston after a lengthy illness. She was a cafeteria worker at Hillcrest Elementary for many years. In her spare time, Mrs.

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June 12th

Dellon Karl Fulton

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Dellon Karl Fulton, Jr., age 86, of West Monroe, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. He was born on June 29, 1926, to the union of Dellon Karl Fulton, Sr. and Maud Hyatt Fulton in Long Island, New York. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Frances Ann Gregory Fulton, and daughter, Karla Lee Fulton. Mr. Fulton attended school in New York City and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1950 when he was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity.

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June 11th

Joesph Wayne Vallery

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Joesph Wayne Vallery, age 66, of Ruston, LA, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 09, 2013 at the North Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston. Mr. Vallery was born in Lake Charles, LA on October 5, 1946.

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June 10th

Olimbia Karagiorgi

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Olimbia Karagiorgi of Athens, Greece, died Saturday June 8, 2013 in Athens. She was the mother of Ruston resident Noula Rodakis and her husband, Steve, and grandmother of Ruston resident Olitsa Robbins, and her husband, Lee and their children, Trey and Adrianna. She is also survived by grandson John Rodakis and his wife, Christi, of Dallas, Texas, and their children, Nicholas and Evie. In Greece, are daughter Adoula Stavropoulou of Athens and her husband Dimitri, daughter-in-law Dina Karayiorgi, and also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Helen Flowers

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Funeral services for Helen Flowers, age 84, of Ruston will be held at 11:00 AM Sunday, June 9, 2013 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will follow at Colvin Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Flowers was born December 18, 1928 and passed away June 6, 2013.

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June 7th

Mr. Johnny William “J.W.” Key

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Funeral services for Mr. Johnny William “J.W.” Key, age 88 of Dubach, will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Hico Baptist Church. Officiating the services will be Rev. Carroll Holmes and Rev. Danny Triplet. Burial will follow in Henry Cemetery in Hico under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Key was born September 29, 1924 in Arcola IL and died June 6, 2013 in Ruston. He was a welder for Texas Gas for 36 years and served in the US Army during WWII.

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Betty Sue King Dufour

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Betty Sue King Dufour, of Ruston, LA went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday June 4th, 2013 at the age of 81. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Barbary (Bob) Joseph Dufour. She is survived by her seven children, Debby Nezat and husband Terry, Robert Dufour and wife Carole, Brenda Dufour Mitchell, Mitch Dufour and wife Terri, Susan Allen and husband Tim, Marcie Dufour Foster, and Don Dufour. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

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Anne Cook Tabarlet

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Anne Cook Tabarlet, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, slipped into eternity to meet her Savior early in the morning on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Greeting her in heaven were her husband of 44 years Dr. Bobby Tabarlet, her parents David and Bess Cook and her brothers Donald and James. College roommate and life-long friend, Lydia David Coleman, was also in the company to greet her. Anne was born in Ruston, LA on June 15, 1930 and graduated from Ruston High School in 1947, Louisiana College in 1951 and received her Master's Degree in Education from LSU in 1958.

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James C. Swanner

James C. Swanner, age 75, of Junction City died Thursday, May 30, 2013 at UAMS in Little Rock, AR.  He was born January 14, 1938 to Charles and Mildred Swanner of Junction City.  James served in the US Navy where he served as an electronic technician Third Class N, and was responsible for maintenance of the guided missile system aboard the USS Los Angeles.

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