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January 17th, 2014

Wiley Wilson Hilburn Jr.

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Wiley Wilson Hilburn Jr. of Choudrant, a journalist and professor, died Jan. 16 in Ruston after a brief illness. Hilburn was born Feb. 20, 1938 in Ruston. He was 75.

Visitation is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston with the Rev. Edith Hill officiating.

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January 14th

Rev. Roosevelt Bryant Jr.

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Rev. Roosevelt Bryant Jr., a native of New Orleans, a 38-year resident of Grambling, La., passed away on Friday January 3, in Columbus, Ohio. He was 74 years old.

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January 10th

J.R. Oakes

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Funeral services will be held for former U.S. Marshal and Claiborne Parish Sheriff J.R. Oakes, 84, at the First Baptist Church in Homer on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Brian Thurman, officiating. Interment will follow at the Homer Arlington Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 405 E. 5th St, Homer on Friday from 5-7 p.m.

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Myrna Guidry Burley

Myrna Guidry Burley, age 73, of Claiborne Parish, LA will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Minister Wayne Payne. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, January 13, 2014 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Natchez, MS under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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January 8th

Robert (Bob) George Peper

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Robert (Bob) George Peper, 62, passed away peacefully at his beloved farm and home in Choudrant, Louisiana on Monday, January 6, 2014. He was born July 16, 1951 in Berlington, Wisconsin to George and Beverly (Haan) Peper. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Kathy (Ziaya) whom he married in January, 1971 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Bob was an avid adventurer. He and Kathy were fortunate enough to have opportunity to live in such beautiful states as Wisconsin, Alaska, Texas, and Louisiana. In Louisiana, Bob, owned and operated the dairy equipment company, Beaver Creek Enterprises.

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John J. “Mickey” McHale

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Funeral services for John J. “Mickey” McHale, age 76, of Ruston will be held Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston. Officiating the service will be The Reverend Bill Easterling. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. McHale was born July 29, 1937 and passed away January 6, 2014. Mickey loved his God and his church. He was an active member of The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston. He also loved his family and adored his wife.

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January 7th

Mr. Max Lewis Cooper

A memorial service for Mr. Max Lewis Cooper, age 68 of Dubach, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Henry Watts. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Cooper was born September 7, 1946 in Homer to E. M. Cooper and Audrey Jordan Cooper. He died January 6, 2014 in Ruston. Mr. Cooper was an oilfield dispatcher for many years before retirement. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cards and being with his friends. Mr.

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January 6th

Donald Lamar Trussell

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Donald Lamar Trussell, age 91, passed from this life suddenly on January 3, 2014. Beloved husband and uncle, he is remembered for his quiet and gentle spirit, high moral character, dry wit and service to others. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Marshall Street, Shreveport, LA. at 2:00 P.M. Officiating will be Rev. Mimi McDowell and Rev. Dr. Wybra Price, II. Visitation will precede the service from 12:30 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow at Centuries Memorial Park, Shreveport, LA. Mr.

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Harold “Gator” Pesnell

Funeral services for Harold “Gator” Pesnell, 79 of Choudrant will be 2PM Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Choudrant. Officiating will be Rev. David Harrell and Rev. Ron Flurry. Burial will follow in the Longstraw Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston. Mr. Pesnell was born September 21, 1934 and passed away January 4, 2014. He was retired from the City of Ruston where he worked as a Lineman and was a lonfgtime member of the First Baptist Church of Choudrant. He leaves an amazing legacy as a fan of sports of all types, avid outdoorsman and farmer.

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January 2nd

Thesta Ann Hogan

Funeral services for Thesta Ann Hogan will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM in Burkhalter Chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Rolly Walker and Rev. Brian Mercer officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Hogan was born on February 24, 1917 in Jonesboro, LA, the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. E.L. Walker. She grew up in Ruston and graduated from Tech High School. She received college degrees from Centenary College, Louisiana State University, and the University of Mississippi.

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