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September 21st, 2017

Sarah Eloise Griffin Spillers

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Eloise Griffin Spillers, age 96 of Choudrant, will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, September 23, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Choudrant with Rev. Tim Johnson and Rev. David Harrell officiating. Interment will follow at Beulah Cemetery near Calhoun under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Melba Liner Smith

Melba Liner Smith, 105, of Ruston, LA went to be with her Lord Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Dr. Michael Hawley will officiate. Interment will follow at the Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. The family will receive visitors prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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September 20th

William Roden Saunders

William Roden Saunders, 84, of Georgetown, TX was called home by his Lord on September 4, 2017. He was born May 8, 1933 in Ruston, LA to William Lewis Saunders and Lucille Roden Saunders.

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September 19th

Richard Garrett McGowan

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Richard Garrett McGowan, 38, of Ruston, LA passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 after a brief illness. Visitation is from 5-7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. Funeral service is at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Dr. Chris Craig will officiate with interment to follow at the Garden Of Memories in Minden, LA

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September 14th

Betty Ponder Hoffman

Betty Ponder Hoffman returned to the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ on September 12, 2017.
Her love and devotion for her family; and God remained paramount through her final days.
Betty was born May 5, 1927 in Hampton, Georgia to Arthur Dawson and Rosa Lane Ponder. She was one of three siblings. She graduated from Hampton High School where she served as a point guard on the basketball team. Betty was a competitive individual who prided herself in being the best.

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Elaine “Mimi” Stewart

Elaine “Mimi” Stewart, 92, of Ruston, LA passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Hodge Baptist Church in Hodge, LA. Rev. Norris Curry will officiate. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery in Quitman, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM on Friday, September 15 at Hodge Baptist Church in Hodge, LA.

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September 13th

Lillian Kuenstler McDonald

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Lillian Kuenstler McDonald
Hot Springs, AR
Lillian Kuenstler McDonald was born in Yoakum, Texas. She died in Hot Springs, Arkansas on September 7th, 2017. Her family moved to Houston when she was young and she lived there for many years, graduating from Reagan High School and attending the University of Houston. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian Welch Kuenstler and Fred W. Kuenstler; her siblings, Russell Kuenstler, Lucille Brandstetter, Kenneth Kuenstler, Charlotte Dykstra; and her husband, William J. (Bill) McDonald.

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September 12th

Bob Smith

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Bob Smith passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his home in Ruston. He was surrounded by his loving family. A celebration service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church of Ruston on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

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September 7th

Alma Ann Mckee Boyd

Alma Ann McKee Boyd went to be with Her Lord in heaven on September 6, 2017 at the age of 83. Ann was born on July 19, 1934 in Coleman, Texas to Neoma Larance McKee and Bonnie Garland McKee.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Neoma and B. G McKee and a brother, Bonnie Garland McKee.

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September 6th

Dr. Lamore Joseph Carter

Dr. Lamore Joseph Carter was born in Carthage, Texas on April 18, 1925. He joined the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at an early age. He was the third of five children born to Nancy Fite Carter and Peter Carter. He is preceded in death by his devoted and loving wife of 57 years, Lena Jones Carter, his parents, three brothers, three sisters, and an infant son, Lamore Carter, II.Upon graduating from high school, Carter was drafted to serve in World War II, where he served in the United States Army from 1943 - 1946.

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