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February 25th

Dorothy Maudine Patterson

Funeral services for Mrs. Eugene Patterson (Dorothy Maudine Patterson), 86, of Farmerville will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 25, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville with Bro. Woodrow Hudson officiating. Graveside service will be held at Liberty Hill Taylor Cemetery with Bro. Connie Smith officiating. A life long residence of Union Parish Mrs. Patterson was born in Farmerville June 29, 1924 to Ben & Neita Rogers. Mrs. Patterson died following a brief illness at LSU Hospital in Shreveport February 22, 2011. Mrs.

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Donald Eugene Crume

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Funeral services for Mr. Donald Eugene Crume will be held on February 26, 2011, 2:00 P.M. at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston, LA. with Dr. Chris Craig and Bro. Stan Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel.
Donald Eugene Crume was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, on December 6, 1933, to John and Myrtle Hedges Crume. He passed away February 22, 2011, at the age of 77, in Ruston, Louisiana, with his wife and children by his side after a lengthy illness.

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February 24th

Era Cox Wade

Era Cox Wade, 98, died in Mobile, AL on January 17, 2011. She was born in 1912 in Avinger, Texas, to Pearl Anna Claude and Elvin Floyd Cox. She was a devoted wife and mother, a skilled homemaker, an avid reader, an enthusiastic gardener, and a faithful church member. Her sunny outlook on life endeared her to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 61 years, Roy M. Wade, Sr.; her son, Roy M. Wade, Jr.; her grandson, William C. Culp, Jr; her brothers, Claude and Carl Cox, her sister, Nell Cox, and her grandson, William C. Culp, Jr.

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February 15th

Dorothy Mae Edmiston Roach

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Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Mae Edmiston Roach, age 79 of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Hawley officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Roach was born May 26, 1931 in Ruston to Benjamin Mobley and Gertie Otwell Mobley.  She died February 12, 2011 at her home after a courageous battle with Altzheimer’s disease.  Mrs. Roach worked in the administration offices at Lincoln General Hospital for many years.

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James "Jim" Alan Rentz

James "Jim" Alan Rentz was born August 1, 1933. He went home to be with the Lord on February 14, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was a native of Ruston. He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sarah Taylor Rentz; sons, Alan Rentz of Baton Rouge, David Rentz (Anita) of Chantilly, VA, and daughter, Dee Ann Parvino (Troy) of Mobile, Alabama. He was blessed with seven grandchildren: Jeffery Rentz, Andrew, Emily and Rachel Parvino; Taylor, Kendra and Grafton Rentz. Jim had a passion for writing spiritual poetry.

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February 14th

Josephine Aledia “Jo” Johnson Willis

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Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Aledia “Jo” Johnson Willis, 66, will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 7 p.m. in New Zion Baptist Church of Eunice, Rev. Allen Ben - Pastor. Burial will be in Eunice North Cemetery in Eunice. Rev. James Proctor, pastor of First Church of God In Christ of Jeanerette, will be officiating the funeral services. Mrs. Willis died on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in Ruston, La. She was a member of Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Superintendent Thomas Kennedy.

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February 11th

Brother Bill Riley

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Funeral Services will be held for Brother Bill Riley, 75, of Ruston, Louisiana on Saturday, February 12, 2011, 12:00 noon, at Mays Chapel C.M.E. Church, Ruston, Louisiana. Interment will follow at Grambling Memorial Gardens, Grambling, Louisiana. The family will receive friends at Our Christain Funeral Home on Friday, February 11, 6:00-8:00p.m. Bill Riley was the 3rd oldest child born to the late Emmanuel and Mandy Huey Riley on March 19, 1935 in Bienville Parish.

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Margie May Lyons

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Margie May Lyons, 77, passed away February 3, 2011 at Glenwood Medical Center.  The funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 12, 2011, 2:30 P.M. at Mt. Zion BC #2, Dubach, LA.  Pastor E. C. Morgan will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Mt. Zion BC Cemetery under the direction of Kings Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. On Thursday, February 3, 2011 God saw a need for one of his glorious creations and dispatched one of his angels to the bedside of Margie May Lyons with the command  “Well Done thou good and faithful servant, come home to rest from your labor.

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February 10th

Dollie Laura Bennett Goodling

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A memorial service for Dollie Laura Bennett Goodling, 83, of Ruston, will be held Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 3pm at Grace United Methodist Church located at 3401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, LA.  A short visitation with the family will begin at 2pm in the Grace Fellowship Hall. Dollie was born August 1, 1927, in Winnsboro, Louisiana to Bessie and Murry Bennett and passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 after a brief illness.

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Cecil Alton Hood

Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Alton Hood, age 80 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston with Dr. Mike Holloway officiating.  Burial will follow in Pines Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Hood was born November 1, 1930 in Corinth, Louisiana to Eddie and Dora Stephenson Hood.  He died February 9, 2011 in Ruston.  Mr. Hood retired from the Chevron company after 35 years of service.

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