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Archive - 2011 - Obituaries

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September 7th

Carolyn Jane Morrow

Carolyn Jane Morrow, age 60 of Ruston, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011 in a fatal car accident. She was a beautician in Ruston for many years. Jane was preceded in death by her father, Raymond E. Murphey and her son, Reife Brown.

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Mary Paige

Mary Paige, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, teacher and friend, passed from the loving arms of her children into the Presence of her Savior and Lord, and back into the arms of her husband of 53 years, Rev. Richard E. Paige on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Her death followed an illness not of her choosing, but an illness that she bore gracefully and with strength.

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Wesley P. Preis

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Graveside services for Wesley P. Preis, 51, will be held at the Natchez City Cemetery with Rev. Ray Varnado officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Comer Funeral Home Ferriday, La. Visitation will take place at Comer Funeral Home on September 7, 2011 from 12 noon until 2pm with a graveside service to immediately follow at the Natchez City Cemetery.

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September 6th

Jearld Dewitt Osbon

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Graveside services for Jearld Dewitt Osbon, age 72, of Ruston, LA were held on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Luna Assembly of God Cemetery near Eros. Officiating the service was Bro. Tony Smith.

Mr. Osbon was born May 11, 1939 in West Monroe and passed away September 2, 2011 in Ruston, LA. Mr. Osbon was preceded in death by his parents, Dewitt Osbon and Lucille McManus Osbon and two sisters, Ruby Bearden and Hazel Bald.

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Bobby James Conville, Sr.

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Bobby James Conville, Sr. was born March 11, 1921 in the Bienville Parish community of Driskill Mountain to Robert Newton and Mary Belle Smith Conville. At age 17, Bobby accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and went to be with Him on September 4, 2011 in Ruston, Louisiana.

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September 4th

Thelma Shirley Waggoner

Memorial services for Thelma Shirley Waggoner, age 81, of Pollock, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, September 5, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Leroy Skipper.

Mrs. Waggoner was born June 7, 1930 and passed away September 2, 2011.
Mrs. Waggoner was preceded in death by her husband William Herbert “Dood” Waggoner; and eight brothers and sisters.

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John C. “Trace” Shealy

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Memorial Services for John C. “Trace” Shealy age 29 of Clovis will be held Sunday, September 4,2011 at 4:00 p.m.at Kingswood United Methodist Church with Rev. David Bachelor and Rev. Don Reid officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Kirk Marshall, Matt Wealick, Zach Marshall, Luke Marshall, Bridger Wealick, and Jairdan Wealick. Trace passed away Wednesday, August 31 at his home in Clovis. He was born May 3, 1982 to John Carmack Shealy, Jr. and Karen Ann Gillespie Shealy in Ruston, Louisiana.

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August 29th

James W. “Buck” Duke

Funeral services for James W. “Buck” Duke, 75, of Dubach, LA will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Mineral Springs Baptist Church. Bro. Greg Tipton will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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August 28th

John Earl Sanderson

Memorial services for Mr. John Earl Sanderson, age 67 of Choudrant, will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 29, 2011 at Longstraw Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Emory will officiate. A private interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Choudrant.

John Earl was born Sept. 19, 1943 in Choudrant to the union of Edgar and Lille Beatrice Thrasher Sanderson. He was in the auto body repair business and a member of Longstraw Baptist Church. John Earl loved rodeos, gardening, going to Bonnie & Clyde and spending time with family, especially his grandson.

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August 26th

Rev. Louis Bernard Canterbury

Funeral services for Rev. Louis Bernard Canterbury, age 80, will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Central Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Dale Strother and Rev. Lavell Spillers officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Arcadia, LA under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA.

Visitation will be held at Central Baptist Church on Saturday beginning at 12:00 PM and extending until service time.

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