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March 13th, 2015

Ms. Rebecca Jean Pylant

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Memorial Services celebrating the life of Ms. Rebecca Jean Pylant, 69, of Ruston, LA, will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Culberton Baptist Church in Farmerville with Rev. Bob Jackson, Rev. Wendell Sellars, and Rev. Jeff May officiating. Mrs. Pylant was born July 9, 1945 in Walkers, OK and passed from this life on March 11, 2015 surrounded by her family in Ruston, LA.

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March 12th

Kenneth T. Serpas

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Memorial services for Kenneth T. Serpas , age 60, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 13, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church in Vienna under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Officiating the services will be Rev. Bill Reid. Mr. Serpas was born September 21, 1954 and passed away March 10, 2015.

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March 9th

Mrs. Dorothy Chandler


Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Chandler, 93, of Choudrant, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 9, 2015 at Douglas United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 12:00 P.M until service time at the church. Rev. Jeremy Jones and Rev. Rolly Walker will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Chandler was born July 9, 1921 in Choudrant LA and died on Friday, March 6, 2015 at her residence following a brief illness.

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Nellie K. Holloway Theodos

A celebration of life memorial service for Nellie K. Holloway Theodos, YiaYia, age 81, will be held at South Parkway Worship Center, Monday, March 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Chris Witt officiating. Nellie was born on July 7, 1933 to Ige & Dossie Holloway and went to be with her Lord in Heaven on March 5, 2015 with her family by her side. Nellie was a life-long resident of Lincoln Parish & a member of South Parkway Church. She retired from Louisiana Tech University in 2012.

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March 6th

Mrs. Margaret June Davis

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Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret June Davis, age 84 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Ashley Ambrose. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery near Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Davis was born May 14. 1930 in Shreveport to Andrew King and Floyce Thompson King.  She died March 3, 2015 in Ruston.  Mrs. Davis was a bookkeeper for many years and also a retired school bus driver for Lincoln Parish School Board.

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March 5th

Joye Kelley Graves

Joye Kelley Graves, age 79 of Ruston, passed away March 4, 2015, in Ruston, Louisiana, after a brief illness. She was born December 20, 1935, in Downsville, Louisiana, to H. W. Kelley and Florence Holman Kelley.

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February 27th

Maryellen Airy Colvin

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Maryellen Airy Colvin, 91, of Ruston went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her family on February 26th. Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30, Friday, February 27th. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 28th, all at New Hope Baptist Church, Choudrant, LA.

She was born on January 21, 1924 in Rochester, NY and grew up in Macedon

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Grace R. Davis

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Funeral services will be held for Grace R. Davis, 91, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of Arcadia. Rev. Jeff Hoffman will officiate. The interment will follow at the Arcadia Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia from 5:30 p.m. through 7:00 p.m., February 27, 2015.

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Solomon Lee DeVille

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Solomon Lee DeVille, 3 of Huntingdon, TN, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville,
TN. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home.  Interment followed in the Humbles Cemetery.  Bro. Alex Hilliard and Pastor Linda Hilliard officiated the service.

Pallbearers who served were Dan Williams, Bridger DeVille, Joe Smothers, Russell Kirchner.  Honorary pallbearers were Cameron Murphy and Chandler Murphy.

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February 26th

Mr. Eddie Ray Hammons

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Mr. Eddie Ray Hammons, age 81, of Choudrant, La. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 24, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born October 5, 1933 in Choudrant, La. to the late William S. Hammons and Pearl Roach Hammons. Eddie Ray graduated from Choudrant High School in 1954 and on October 8, 1954 he married the love of his life, Bertie Rae Dugdale. When asked by his wife if he loved her, he would always give the same answer, “I told you I did once, and if anything changes I will let you know”.

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