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March 7th, 2017

HENRY WORSHAM

Henry Worsham of Ruston, died March 6, 2017. Services are incomplete at this time under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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MELISSA 'MISSY' KELLEY

Melissa "Missy" Kelley, age 46 of Ruston, died March 4, 2017. Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church, near Hico. Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 PM
, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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RICHARD CAVENDER

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Richard Cavender, age 77, of Martin, LA passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Richard was born in Lincoln Parish and spent most of his life in Bernice, LA along with the rest of his family. Richard was a farmer, a son, a brother, an uncle, and a friend; he will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Clarice Cavender; sister, Tommie Cavender Evans, also from Bernice, LA; and brother, Henry Lee Cavender of Shreveport, LA. Richard is survived by three sisters: Dorothy Thomas of Shreveport, LA, and Carrie Rudolph, and Johnette Malone, both of Keithville, LA.

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BETTY KATHRYN MORELAND

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Funeral services will be held for Betty Kathryn Moreland, 84, at the First United Methodist Church in Homer on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. R.B. Moore, officiating. Interment will follow at the Homer Arlington cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Miss Moreland was born January 14, 1933 in Homer, Louisiana to Byrl Jones Moreland and Elvie Lee Byas Moreland. She entered into rest Saturday, March 4th at Claiborne Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness.

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March 6th

JOHN H. KNOX

John H. Knox, age 56 of Choudrant died March 5, 2017. Services are incomplete under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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JACK BEARD

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Born Sept. 30, 1923, in Ruston, Louisiana, to Edgar Bert Beard and Lela Mae Beard. Jack Beard grew up in Homer, Louisiana. A World War II veteran, Jack served in the US Army Air Corps and was stationed in North Africa and the Middle East. After the war, Jack enrolled in the art department at Louisiana Tech where he met and married Emma Lou. Jack was a well-respected art professor at Louisiana Tech from 1963 to 1984. After retiring from Louisiana Tech, Jack served on the Police Jury for 24 years, eight of which he served as President.

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March 2nd

Mary Cathey

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Funeral services will be held for Mary Cathey, age 88, at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Simsboro First Baptist Church. Bro. Wilton Wall and Bro. Jason Cole will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until service time on Friday. Pie and coffee will be served after graveside services at Creekwood Gardens, 2146 Hwy 147, Simsboro, LA, for a time of celebration and fellowship.

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Averry T. Smith, II

Funeral services for Averry T. Smith II, 58 of Ruston will be 2:00 PM Friday, March 3, 2017 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Rev. Gerald Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston. Averry died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Ruston.

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Frank N. Frazier

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Memorial services for Mr. Frank N. Frazier of Ruston, LA will be 2:00pm Sunday, March 5, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Visitation will be from 1:30pm until time of service. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe. Mr. Frazier was born January 5, 1935 in Slick, OK and passed from this life on February 24, 2017 in Ruston, LA at the age of 82. Frank worked in glass bottle manufacturing for over 40 years, in production management. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Gladys Frazier.

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February 28th

Jeanne Butler Thrash

Graveside services for Jeanne Butler Thrash, age 69, of Ruston, LA will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Springhill Cemetery, Springhill, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Dr. Michael Hawley will officiate.

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