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March 24th, 2017

DR. B.H. GILLEY

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Dr. B. H. Gilley, 90, passed away March 21, 2017, at Willis-Knighton Pierremont Hospital after a brief illness. A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, LA with Rev. Dr. Chris Currie officiating. Billy Hawkins Gilley was born on February 26, 1927, in Manchester, Tennessee to Odilene and Cecil Gilley. After graduating from Manchester High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Much of his tour of duty was in the Philippines. On returning home, he began his college education.

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BEATRICE RANDA SMITH

Beatrice Randa Smith, age 56, of Ruston died March 15, 2017. Services are 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Lincoln Parish Park Pavilion L2, arrangements are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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LINDA T. KEARNEY

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4/15/1947–3/18/2017

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March 23rd

DONALD MADISON WILLIAMS

Donald Madison Williams, 95 of Ruston formerly of Junction City, AR, passed away Monday March 20, 2017 in Ruston. Private services were held under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Junction City, AR

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IVA JEAN NICHOLSON CALDWELL

Funeral Services held at Miracle Temple Church of God In Christ at 1405 South Farmerville Street in Ruston on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00am. Visitation will be Friday March 24, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church on 6th Street in Bernice, LA 71222 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

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March 21st

MARTHA GENE "MOFFER" NASH FREEMAN

Martha Gene “Moffer” Nash Freeman of Denver, Colorado, formerly of Ruston, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was a 1950 graduate of Ruston High School where se was valedictorian and 1948 Homecoming Queen. Her grandfather Savery Lewis was founder of the Ruston Daily Leader. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mark Freeman. She is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter, and 5 grandchildren, a brother Savery Nash of Palos Verdes, California, sister Katherine Nash Harelson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A Celebration of Life will be held in Denver on April 8, 2017.

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March 17th

ABBIE THOMAS COLVIN

Abbie Thomas Colvin, 91, of Pea Ridge, passed away March 16, 2017 after a lengthy illness.Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA. Jim Davis will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston. Visitation will be 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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TOM HENRY CARR

Funeral Services for Tom Henry Carr (92) will be held Saturday March 18, 2017 at 11 AM at the Millard Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Farmerville Reverend Stephen Dixon, Pastor. Interment will immediately follow at the Millard Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday March 17, 2017 from 2 Till 5:30PM at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville. Services Entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, Farmerville Louisiana.

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JOHN "BILLY" DAVID FRAZIER

Funeral services for Mr. John “Billy” David Frazier, age 74 of Choudrant, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 17, 2017 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerrry Whitman and Bro. Wayne Brooks. Burial will follow in Sibley Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Frazier was born September 30, 1942 in Choudrant, LA to Elsie Eugene Frazier and Linnie Marceline Hammett Frazier and died March 15, 2017 in Monroe. Mr. Frazier is survived by his two children: Kelly Ross of Ware Shoals, S.C.

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CLARA EVANS OWEN

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Clara Evans Owen, 95, of Choudrant, passed away March 15, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 17, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA. Rev. Jerry Whitman will officiate. Burial will follow at Choudrant Memorial Cemetery in Choudrant, LA. Visitation will be 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 17, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Clara was born in Hebert, LA on October 13, 1921. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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