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Archive - Jan 2013 - Obituaries

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January 30th

Max Alan Shatto

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Max Alan Shatto, age 3, born January 9, 2010, passed into God’s arms on Monday afternoon, January 21, 2013. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Funeral services will be held at Owens Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2 PM with burial following at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Clay, LA. Rev. Frank Folino, O.F.M. of St. Thomas Aquinas will officiate.

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January 29th

Margaret W. Harmon

Margaret W. Harmon, 100, of Easton, PA died Jan. 20, 2013 in Westminster Village, Allentown.

She was born in Ruston, LA the youngest of five children of the late Henry and Fannie Gilliland Wilson. She was a 1932 graduate of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, where her father was the first head of the music department and her mother supervised the dining hall (Wilson Building on the Campus was named for them). She was an elementary school teacher in Easton, PA for 25 years.

Survivors: Her son Elson Harmon of Groton, MA; nieces and nephews. Her husband Max Harmon died in 1990.

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January 27th

June B. Webb

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June B. Webb passed away on January 24, 2013. Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston, LA. Visitation will be held at the church from 2-3PM prior to the service. Born on January 26, 1920, June was the daughter of Willie Walker Baird and John Freeman Baird. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Luke’s Hospital of Nursing in Bluefield, West VA. June was a proud World War II veteran. She served in New Caledonia in the South Pacific as a second lieutenant in the Army Nurses Corps.

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Devonne Hammons Fussell

Funeral services will be held for Devonne Hammons Fussell, 83, at the Rocky Springs Baptist Church in Lisbon on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Larry Sellers, officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 405 E. 5th St. on Sunday from 5-7 p.m.

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January 25th

Thelma Brewster Robinson

Funeral Services for Mrs. Thelma Brewster Robinson, age 70 of Simsboro, will be held Saturday, January 27, 2013 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston.  Dr.  Mike Holloway will officiate the service.  Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Simsboro under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Patsy Ann Brister Lewis

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Services celebrating the life of Patsy Ann Brister Lewis will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church Ruston. Officiating will be her pastor, Dr. Chris Craig. A brief graveside service will follow immediately at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 2300 West California Avenue, in Ruston.

The family will receive friends prior to the service at the First Baptist Church from 9:00 AM to service time.

Patsy Lewis passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 after a long, graceful fight with mesothelioma. She was 78.

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January 24th

Reeves Allen Stephenson

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Funeral services for Reeves Allen Stephenson, age 90, of Lafayette, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Squyres. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Choudrant, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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January 23rd

James Spivey Jr.

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Homecoming Service will be held for James Spivey Jr., age 72, of Ruston LA., Thursday, January 24, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., South Parkway Church, 3000 South Vienna, Ruston, LA., with Reverend C.C. McClain, Officiating, Visitation service will be Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., Kings Funeral Home, 1511 West California Avenue, Ruston, LA.

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January 21st

Dr. John Coleman Hensley, II

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Funeral services for Dr. John Coleman Hensley, II, age 79, of Dubach, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach with Rev. Connie Smith officiating the service. Visitation will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. until service time. Interment will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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January 17th

Esta L. McGuire

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Esta L. McGuire was born April 26, 1916 and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday morning, January 15, 2013 at the age of 96.

She was a long time member of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La., prior to moving to Baytown, TX. in 1998. She was a resident of St. James House and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

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