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December 20th

Adie Basil “Bob” Rogers, Jr.

Adie Basil “Bob” Rogers, Jr., a native of Jackson, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 92. He was the cherished husband of the late Genevieve “Gen” Rogers for 50 years before her death in 2003. Loving father of Mrs. Donna Katherine “Kakie” Rogers Cox and husband Allen, Mrs. Leigh “Anne” O'Quinn and husband Mike, Mrs. Linda “Gayle” Galasso and husband David, Elizabeth Scott “Libby” Distad and Lucy Glenn Rogers.

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Lori Griffin

Funeral services for Lori N. Griffin, 49, of Ruston, LA will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Rev. Jeff May, Deacon David Caston, and Rev. Chris Craig will officiate. Interment will follow at Culbertson Cemetery in Farmerville, LA. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:30 PM on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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December 19th

Florence “Kate” Wilson

Memorial Services for Florence “Kate” Wilson, age 88 of Ruston, are scheduled for 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston.
Kate was born on September 2, 1929 in Wellington, KS to Neva and Charles Bickel. She passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Kate was a resident of Wellington, KS where she was a member of The First Assembly of God. She moved to Ruston two years ago and attended Life Church in Ruston.

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Mildred “Vernette” Pennington Farrar

Mildred “Vernette” Pennington Farrar
Services for Mildred “Vernette” Farrar (74) will be held at First Baptist Church in Bernice, Louisiana on Wednesday, December 20th at 10:00am with Bro. Michael McIntosh officiating along with Bro. Caroll Holmes and Bro. Philip Farris. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 19th at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana from 5:00-7:00 pm. Burial will be at Union Grove Cemetery in Lillie, Louisiana under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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December 14th

Brother Jamal Antonio Harbor

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Brother Jamal Antonio Harbor, 17
Brother Jamal brought joy and laughter to everyone he came in contact with. He impacted both young and old with his sense of humor, spirit, and courage. He loved spending time with family, friends, and his beloved dogs Polo and Chanel.

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December 13th

Mary Ann McKinnie Eley

Mary Ann McKinnie Eley, age 68, of Ruston entered into her heavenly reward, passing from this life 16-days after suffering a stroke while at her home on November 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston. Rev. Dr. Michael Hawley will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Unionville Cemetery, south of Dubach, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation services were held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

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December 12th

Harry Marvin “Bud” Morrison

Harry Marvin “Bud” Morrison, 76, of Choudrant, LA passed away on December 10, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Longstraw Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Brother Gerald Nelson and Brother Brad Jones will officiate.

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Virginia Tinsley

Memorial services for Virginia Tinsley, 97, of Bernice, LA , will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Bernice, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Rev. Charles Malone will officiate. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 12:00 PM at the church.

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Darline Grafton

Funeral services for Darline Grafton, 95, of Bernice, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Pisgah Baptist Church in Bernice. Bro. Jeff Hurst and Bro. Eric Harkins will officiate. Interment will follow at Pisgah Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 12:00 PM at the church.

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December 11th

Swedie W. Rutledge

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Swedie W. Rutledge was born to Ollie and Lora Weary on January 24,1925 in Mississippi. She was the second daughter to be born to Ollie and Lora. While in Mississippi, Swedie went to elementary school and completed four years of high school at the Marion County Training School in columbia , Mississippi. Upon her graduartion from Marion County Training School, she attended Southern University at Baton Rouge, La, and earned a B.S.

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