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June 29th, 2015

Mr. Lamar Oxford

Funeral services for Mr. Lamar Oxford, 72, of Choudrant will be held 10:00 AM Monday, June 29, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the services will be Rev. Leroy Skipper. Interment will follow at Greenwood cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Oxford was born June 10, 1943 and passed away June 25, 2015.

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June 26th

Bobby Glass

Funeral services for Bobby Glass, 86, of Ruston will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the services will be Rev. Ty Shirey. Interment will follow at Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mr. Glass was born June 1, 1929 and passed away June 25, 2015.
Mr. Glass was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist church. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War.

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June 25th

Mary Sue Robinson Leonard

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Mary Sue Robinson Leonard, a long-time resident of the Ruston area, died Friday on the 19th of June, 2015. Born to Armintie Belle Sims Robinson and Willie Franklin Robinson in Sugar Creek, Claiborne Parish, on November 20, 1919, Mary Sue received her diploma from Athens High School in 1937. She then attended and graduated from Shreveport Charity School of Nursing in 1944 as a Registered Nurse.

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June 23rd

Jimmie Jackson (J.J.) Stapleton

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Jimmie Jackson (J.J.) Stapleton, age 79, of Ruston, Louisiana passed away on June 21, 2015. He was born January 25, 1936 in Picayune, MS, to Alex J. and Nora (Bernice) Stapleton. On August 17, 1957 J.J. married Patsy Gay Milner Stapleton in Poplarville, MS after a three week courtship. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston where he took great pleasure in serving as Deacon Emeritus. His greatest joys in life were those times spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. J.J.'s strongest beliefs were in God, Family and Education, in that order.

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Sharon A. Hall

Memorial services for Sharon A. Hall, 69, of Ruston, will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dale Nugent. Mrs. Hall was born September 1, 1945 and passed away June 21, 2015.

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June 22nd

Mr. Billy James Thompson

Funeral services for Mr. Billy James Thompson, age 82, of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Officiating the services will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Interment will follow at Weldon Cemetery near Bernice, LA . under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Mrs. Willie Mae Deason Mellinger

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Deason Mellinger, age 96 of Tracy, CA, formerly of Dubach, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church in Hico. Officiating the service will be Rev. John Lord. Burial will follow in Harmony Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mrs. Mellinger was born July 5, 1918 in Hico to James Thomas Beckham and Mary Lear Beckham. She died June 13, 2015 in Tracy, CA.

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Lt. Colonel (Ret) Michael Stuart Bounds

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Lt. Colonel (Ret) Michael Stuart Bounds, age 72, of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana. Mr. Bounds was born December 25, 1942, in Ruston, Louisiana, was a resident of Texarkana for seventeen years after moving from Shreveport, Louisiana, where he lived for sixteen years. He and his wife Ann attended the First Presbyterian Church of Texarkana, Arkansas. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston with a mechanical engineering degree.

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June 19th

Dewey Jadell Stewart

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Funeral services will be held for Dewey Jadell Stewart at Owens Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ruston. Visitation will be Friday, June 19th from 5 until 7 p.m. at Owens Memorial Chapel.
Jadell was born August 29, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana and passed away in Ruston on June 17, 2015 from a brief illness. He was preceded in death by this father Lane Stewart and step- father Hap Benedict.

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Jerry Lynn “Unk” Shively

Memorial services for Jerry Lynn “Unk” Shively, 71, of Dubach will be held 3:00 PM on Saturday June 20, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Michael Redford and Paul Ford. Mr. Shively was born January 15, 1944 and passed away June 17, 2015.

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