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December 28th

PATRICIA "PAT" TOWNSEND

Patricia "Pat" Townsend of Ruston, a retired teacher, died Monday, December 26, 2016. Services are 11:00 AM Friday, December 30, 2016 at Squyres United Methodist Church in Ragley, LA. Visitation is from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston and 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Squyres United Methodist Church in Ragley, LA. Burial will follow in the Risinger Memorial Gardens in Ragley, LA.

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December 27th

Irma Orr McKee

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Irma Orr McKee passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, in Ruston, Louisiana. She was born June 30, 1926, in Glenmora, Louisiana to Jessie Lee Orr and Lonie Monroe Orr. She married the love of her life, Albert Gordon McKee, Jr. on August 9, 1947.

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Billy Doyle Ferguson

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Bernice, Louisiana - Billy Doyle “ Big Daddy “ Ferguson, age 82, of Bernice, LA passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 in West Monroe, LA. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the church. The burial will be at the Bernice City Cemetery.

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Inez Hall Harris

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Inez Hall Harris
Associate Professor Inez Hall Harris, 90, formerly of Grambling, Louisiana, died at home in Houston, Texas.
Funeral services for Professor Harris will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church at 124 Main Street in Grambling with Rev. Dr. Earl Griffin, Sr. officiating. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until noon on the same day at the church. Burial will be at Grambling Memorial Gardens.

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Bette Lois Heard Wallace

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Bette Lois Heard Wallace, 86, of Ruston died on December 23, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Joe Henry Wallace, her mother, Lois Barker Heard, and her father, Jessie Burkette Heard.

Bette was born in Ruston. She graduated from Ruston High School in 1947 and from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1951. She remained a lifelong, Ruston resident.

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Irma Orr McKee

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Irma Orr McKee passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, in Ruston, Louisiana. She was born June 30, 1926, in Glenmora, Louisiana to Jessie Lee Orr and Lonie Monroe Orr. She married the love of her life, Albert Gordon McKee, Jr. on August 9, 1947.

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Inez Hall Harris

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Associate Professor Inez Hall Harris, 90, formerly of Grambling, Louisiana, died at home in Houston, Texas.

Funeral services for Professor Harris will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church at 124 Main Street in Grambling with Rev. Dr. Earl Griffin, Sr. officiating. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until noon on the same day at the church. Burial will be at Grambling Memorial Gardens.

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Billy Doyle Ferguson

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Bernice, Louisiana – Billy Doyle “ Big Daddy “ Ferguson, age 82, of Bernice, LA passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 in West Monroe, LA. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the church. The burial will be at the Bernice City Cemetery.

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December 23rd

John Thomas James

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Funeral services for John Thomas “John Tom” James, age 75, of Ruston, LA will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Father Bill Easterling will officiate. A private family graveside service will follow under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Visitation will be prior to the service on Friday, December 23, 2016 from 1-3 PM in Haskell Hall at the church.

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John Thomas “John Tom” James

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Funeral services for John Thomas “John Tom” James, age 75, of Ruston, LA will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Father Bill Easterling will officiate. A private family graveside service will follow under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Visitation will be prior to the service on Friday, December 23, 2016 from 1-3 PM in Haskell Hall at the church.

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