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Doris Ladner, “Aunt Dot”

Funeral services for Doris Ladner, “Aunt Dot”, age 99, of Ruston will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at The Presbyterian Church of Ruston. Officiating the service will be Bro. Stephen Boyd, assisted by Rev. Edith Hill. Interment will follow at Riser Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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July 29th

Melody Farmer Stewart

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Funeral Services for Melody Farmer Stewart, age 54, of Orange, Texas will be pm Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Alabama Presbyterian Church in Sibley, La. Rev. Kevin S. Daniel and wife Teresa Dugdale Daniel will officiate the service.

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Angela Ambrose Roshto

Funeral services for Angela Ambrose Roshto , age 50, of Ruston will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Larry Emory. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pineville under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mrs. Roshto was born April 26, 1965 and passed away July 27, 2015.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Ambrose; and her husband Randall Keith Roshto.

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Jane Holstead Smith

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Jane Holstead Smith
1937-2015
“From my window” began many Facebook posts by Jane Holstead Smith, as she gratefully described God’s creations unfolding their beauty before her gaze.  Jane departed this life in her Lincoln Parish home on July 23, 2015, at age 77, after a valiant battle with ALS.  Her gentle spirit, winning smile, and unwavering faith left an imprint on the hearts of all who loved her.  As we reflect upon Jane’s life, we ponder what she would say about her current view “from my window”…

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July 24th

JAMES E. MARTIN

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JAMES E. MARTIN
aka “Cold Pepper”
July 1, 1950 - July 11, 2015 died in Saginaw, Michigan
Services: Comfort Inn 1951 North Service Rd. E., Ruston, La. 71270, July 25th @ 11am. Mr. James Martin passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Saginaw Senior Care. Age 65 years. Services entrusted to Paradise Funeral Chapel 3100 S. Washington Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48601

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July 22nd

Fern Brister Fifield

Fern Brister Fifield left this earth on July 21, 2015 at the age of 89 due to health complications. She was born on December 10, 1925 to Walter and Mamie Brister in Mansfield, LA. Fern was a graduate of Bunkie High School and Meadows Draughon Business School in Shreveport. Her independent nature took her to Washington, DC at the age of 17 to work for the Veterans Administration. Fern retired from Louisiana Tech University in 1991 where she supervised the Commuters’ Lounge in Wylie Tower and served as Panhellenic Advisor. She formed many friendships with both students and co-workers.

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July 15th

Rhonda Renee White

Funeral services for Mrs. Rhonda Renee White  age 44 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bill Easterling and Rev. Johnathan Lewis. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Scott Colvin White

Funeral services for Mr. Scott Colvin White, age 49 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bill Easterling and Rev. Johnathan Lewis. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Jimmy "Chick" Childress

Jimmy “Chick” Childress, one of the most successful high school football coaches in state history and a 2001 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Sunday at the age of 83 in his hometown of Ruston after a brief illness.
His services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Alabama Presbyterian Church in Choudrant, LA. Officiating the services will be Dr. Allison Moody and Rev. David O'Neal. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Billy Knowles

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Funeral services for Mr. Billy Knowles, age 84, of Dubach will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Dubach. Officiating the services will be Rev. Cory Bruce. Interment will follow at Fellowship Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mr. Knowles was born March 8, 1931 and passed away July 10, 2015.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law: Minnie Knowles; and sister: Penny Ford.

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