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Archive - 2011 - Obituaries

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December 30th

Mary Frances Norris Lott

Graveside services for Mary Frances Norris Lott, age 95, of Ruston, LA will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11 AM in Greenwood Cemetery with Dr. Rick Byargeon officiating. Mrs. Lott, 95 died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Ruston Nursing and Rehab in Ruston after a short illness.

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Cartres “Mr. Hop” Johnson

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Cartres “Mr. Hop” Johnson, 80, of Ruston died Dec. 26. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Traveler Baptist Church. Visitation ceremony is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Zion Traveler Baptist Church in Ruston. Viewing is from 1-5 p.m. Friday at King’s Funeral Home. Burial will be at George Washington Carver Memorial Park.

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December 29th

Jimmy “Mule Skinner” Mills

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Funeral services for Jimmy “Mule Skinner” Mills, age 69 of Dubach will be held Saturday December 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Brother Kenneth Neal and Brother Eddie Ballance will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Simsboro City Cemetery in Simsboro, Louisiana.

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December 27th

Carroll G. Jones

Graveside services for Carroll G. Jones, age 89, of Ruston, will be 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston, LA. Rev. Brian Mercer will officiate the service. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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James R. Dickerson

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James R. Dickerson, a lifelong resident of Lisbon, Louisiana passed away on December 23, 2011 following a brief illness at the age of 91. James was born on June 21, 1920, in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, the younger of two sons born to G.B. and Bessie Dickerson of Smackover, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, L.V., and his wife of 54 years, Faye Copeland Dickerson.

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December 25th

Lawson Lewis Swearingen, Sr.

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Lawson Lewis Swearingen, Sr. passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011, at the age of 92 at Christus Grace Home after a brief illness. Visitation will be held at Broadmoor Baptist Church at 4110 Youree Dr, Shreveport, LA 71105, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday December 27, 2011. The funeral service will be held at Broadmoor at 11:00 a.m., following visitation. Officiating will be Dr. Chuck Pourciau, Dr. Scott Tatum, and Dr. Larry Williams. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park on Mansfield Road.

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John W. “Papa John” Lowrey

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Funeral Services celebrating the life of John W. “Papa John” Lowrey will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at Owens Funeral Home. Offciating the service will be Rev. Reginal Colvin and Rev. Jeff Stroud. Interment will follow in Choudrant Memorial Cemetery in Choudrant Louisiana under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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December 22nd

Margie Opal Davis

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Funeral services for Margie Opal Davis, age 84, of Ruston will be held Friday December 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. Chris Witt. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Calhoun, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Davis was born May 17, 1927 and passed away December 20, 2011 following a lengthy illness.

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Dr. Dardanella V. H. Ennis

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Dr. Dardanella V. H. Ennis passed away on december 17, 2011 at her home in Grambling.

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December 21st

Bea Aulds Couch

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Funeral services for Bea Aulds Couch, age 89, of Spring TX formerly of Choudrant, LA will be held Thursday December 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Choudrant, LA. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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