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September 14th, 2015

Bobbie Lucille Davidson

Memorial services for Mrs. Bobbie Lucille Babin Davidson, age 86 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Whitman. Burial will be in Choudrant Memorial in Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
 She went to be with the Lord on September 10, 2015 in Ruston. Bobbie worked at Bellsouth for 37 years and 1 month. She was a member of The Ruth Sunday School Class at Emmanuel Baptist Church and a longtime member of Choudrant First Baptist Church.

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September 9th

Jane Ella Nabors Atchison

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Jane Ella Nabors Atchison, age 74, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, September 6, 2015.
Born September 24, 1940, in Meridian, Mississippi, to Verba Martha Anne Huey Nabors and Ben Frank Nabors, Jane attended Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama, and graduated with a BA in French from Agnes Scott College in 1962. She married James William David Atchison in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 23, 1962.

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Richard Gregory Hudson

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Richard Gregory Hudson, age 62, died peacefully in his sleep September 3, 2015. Greg was born July 4, 1953 to Della Elizabeth Butler Hudson and Richard “Dick” Hudson.

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Pauline Elizabeth Scarborough

Pauline “Elizabeth” Scarborough, PhD, 80, of Mishawaka, Indiana, passed away August 18, 2015 in her home following a long struggle with colon cancer.

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September 3rd

Curtis Raymond Stewart

Funeral services for Mr. Curtis Raymond Stewart, age 70 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Rock Corner Baptist Church in Dubach. Officiating the service will be Rev. Randy Ray and Rev. Greg Tipton.  Burial will follow in Rock Corner Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Dorothy "Dot" Wright Watkins

Funeral services for Dorothy “Dot” Wright Watkins, 88, of Ruston will be held 2:00 PM Friday, September 4, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston with Rev. Dale Oden officiating. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mrs. Watkins was born March 22, 1927 in O'Neal, AR. and passed away August 30, 2015 in Ruston, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Doug Watkins; father: Orvey S. Wright; mother: Audie Mae Thompson; sister: Mary Sue Wright and brother: Thurl Wright.

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September 1st

Joseph L. Sanders

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Memorial Services for Joseph L. Sanders, 87 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at The Presbyterian Church of Ruston with Reverend Edith Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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August 27th

James Edgar "Eddie" Hood

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James Edgar “Eddie” Hood, age 75, of Pottsboro, TX passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at home, surrounded by family.
Eddie was born in Ruston, LA on September 27, 1939 the son of Franklin Malcolm Hood and Marie Perritt Hood. He married Mary Alice Herring on August 7, 1962 in Dallas, TX.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, and his older brother, F. Malcolm Hood.

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Carol Yvonne Franklin

Carol Yvonne Franklin was born August 14, 1959 and departed this life on August 17, 2015. Carol was the daughter of Lorene Lewis Franklin and James Scales. Carol’s parents preceded her in death. Carol leaves to cherish her memories two sons, LeAndre Jacobs (Angela) Oakland, CA., and Kevin Sexton, Jr. Sacramento, CA, town brothers, Lorenzo Franklin and James Earl Franklin, Grambling, grandsons Devonte and Moses Sexton, an uncle, Sidney (Betty) Branch, Sr., a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

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August 26th

John Revis Fowler

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Funeral services for Mr. John Revis Fowler, 80, of Sharon Community, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Sharon Baptist Church with Rev. Carroll Holmes officiating.Interment will follow at Sharon Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mr. Fowler was born April 28, 1935 and passed away August 24, 2015.
He is preceded in death by his parents: J.A. (Jack) Fowler and Terrelle Heard Fowler; and sisters: Marcie Fowler Barnette and Betty Fowler Loyd.
Mr. Fowler was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army.

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