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December 1st

Lori Kathleen Watts

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Lori Kathleen Watts, 47 died November 6, 2015 at Alta Bates Summitt Hospital in Berkely California. She was preceded in death by Lois Watts, mother. She is survived by Richard Watts, father, Wendy Watts, sister, Nettie Horton, grandmother and 3 nieces . A memorial service was held on November 21 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Berkeley California.

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Frances Hancock Edwards

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Graveside services for Mrs. Frances Hancock Edwards, 88, of Ruston will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Larry Emory. Mrs. Edwards was born September 1, 1927 and passed away November 29, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elliott Ray Edwards; her parents and her twin sister: Peggy Hancock Adkins. She graduated from Ruston high School in 1945 and then in 1948 graduated from Louisiana Tech. She worked in banking for over 50 years. Mrs.

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November 25th

Roy Lee McMullen

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Funeral services for Mr. Lee Roy McMullen, age 80 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 27, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Rev. Brad Jones will officiate the service. Burial will follow in New City Cemetery in Monroe under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. McMullen was born November 30, 1934 in Monroe and passed away November 23, 2015 at his home in Ruston. He was employed at Railway Express for 20 years and then was an accountant at Ruston Coca Cola Bottling Company for 27 years. Mr.

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November 23rd

Sue Ellen Smith

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Sue Ellen Smith went home to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. She left her earthly body in her hometown of Sugar Land, Texas, upgrading to a perfect, ever-lasting heavenly body and joining family and friends who went before her. Sue Ellen was born on August 18, 1947 in Meridian, Mississippi to parents, Jack and Jean Sikes, predeceased. She grew up in Ruston, Louisiana. Sue Ellen married her high school sweetheart, Richard Alan Smith, on December 25, 1967. They were married for 47 wonderful years.

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November 20th

James B. Guice

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Celebration of Life for James B Guice, 72, of Downsville, LA, will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Downsville United Methodist Church in Downsville, LA. Interment will follow at the Downsville Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.He was born on March 28, 1943 and passed away on November 18, 2015. He was a long time faithful member of Downsville UMC. James B. was a US Army Veteran, a member of the Downsville Masonic Lodge, Monroe Scottish Rite and the Barak Shrine Temple.

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November 18th

Joan Shen Farrar

Funeral service for Joan Shen Farrar, 82, of Bernice, LA will be 2:00 PM Friday, November 20, 2015 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Bernice, LA with Rev. Steve Barrett officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Farrar was born September 4, 1933 and passed away November 17, 2015. Mrs. Farrar was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband: Horace E. Farrar of Bernice, LA; son: Mark W.

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Lona Mae Futrell

Lona Mae Futrell, age 100, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 in Frankfort, Kentucky where she was living with her daughter and son in law. Lona is the daughter of Henry and Georgia Anna Alden who resided in Ruston. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dick Futrell and her son Daniel Futrell. Mrs. Futrell is survived by her sister, Mildred and husband Lavelle Haynes of Monroe, Louisiana; her son, Richard Futrell and wife Janet of Ohio; her daughter Becky and husband Lewis Wright of Kentucky; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

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November 17th

Boyce Weeks

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November 13th

William R. "Doc" Edminston

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Funeral services for Mr. William R. “Doc” Edmiston, 81, of Ruston will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston with Dr. Michael Hawley officiating.Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Volney Pierce

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Volney Eugene Pierce, a long time resident of Ruston, passed into his Father's glory on November 9, 2015. He will be missed by his wife of 60 years, Betty Roberts Pierce; his four children and their spouses, Gene and Jody Pierce of Clinton, MS, Steve and Jackie Pierce of New Orleans, Nancy and Jeff Grigsby of Midland, TX, and Donna and the late Jon McCrary of Mittie, LA; his 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was the son of the late Volney Lee and Erma Wilson Pierce and is survived by his three sisters, Doris Talley, Mary Ellen Becker, and Rita Whatley.

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