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September 3rd, 2015

Curtis Raymond Stewart

Funeral services for Mr. Curtis Raymond Stewart, age 70 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Rock Corner Baptist Church in Dubach. Officiating the service will be Rev. Randy Ray and Rev. Greg Tipton.  Burial will follow in Rock Corner Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Dorothy "Dot" Wright Watkins

Funeral services for Dorothy “Dot” Wright Watkins, 88, of Ruston will be held 2:00 PM Friday, September 4, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston with Rev. Dale Oden officiating. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mrs. Watkins was born March 22, 1927 in O'Neal, AR. and passed away August 30, 2015 in Ruston, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Doug Watkins; father: Orvey S. Wright; mother: Audie Mae Thompson; sister: Mary Sue Wright and brother: Thurl Wright.

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September 1st

Joseph L. Sanders

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Memorial Services for Joseph L. Sanders, 87 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at The Presbyterian Church of Ruston with Reverend Edith Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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August 27th

James Edgar "Eddie" Hood

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James Edgar “Eddie” Hood, age 75, of Pottsboro, TX passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at home, surrounded by family.
Eddie was born in Ruston, LA on September 27, 1939 the son of Franklin Malcolm Hood and Marie Perritt Hood. He married Mary Alice Herring on August 7, 1962 in Dallas, TX.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, and his older brother, F. Malcolm Hood.

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Carol Yvonne Franklin

Carol Yvonne Franklin was born August 14, 1959 and departed this life on August 17, 2015. Carol was the daughter of Lorene Lewis Franklin and James Scales. Carol’s parents preceded her in death. Carol leaves to cherish her memories two sons, LeAndre Jacobs (Angela) Oakland, CA., and Kevin Sexton, Jr. Sacramento, CA, town brothers, Lorenzo Franklin and James Earl Franklin, Grambling, grandsons Devonte and Moses Sexton, an uncle, Sidney (Betty) Branch, Sr., a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

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August 26th

John Revis Fowler

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Funeral services for Mr. John Revis Fowler, 80, of Sharon Community, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Sharon Baptist Church with Rev. Carroll Holmes officiating.Interment will follow at Sharon Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mr. Fowler was born April 28, 1935 and passed away August 24, 2015.
He is preceded in death by his parents: J.A. (Jack) Fowler and Terrelle Heard Fowler; and sisters: Marcie Fowler Barnette and Betty Fowler Loyd.
Mr. Fowler was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army.

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August 20th

ORLAN JOHN BRYAN

Private graveside services for Orlan John Bryan of Choudrant will be held Friday, August 21, 2015 at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Jones officiating.
Mr. Bryan was born October 7, 1945 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England and passed away August 19, 2015 at the age of 69, when he lost his battle with diabetes. He is preceded in death by his parents, O. C. and Joyce Bryan and his sister Jeanette Bryan.

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LUCILLE VALENTINE SIMS

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Funeral services for Lucille Valentine Sims, age 97, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 20, 2015, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, Louisiana, with Dr. Michael Hawley officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to services beginning at 9:00 AM.

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August 19th

Bobby Smith

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Funeral services for Bobby E. Smith of Chatham will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Officiating will be Pastor Randy Lee, Brother Wayne Morrow, and Dr. Wilton Wall. Interment will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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August 17th

Newton "Tank" Oxford

Funeral services for Newton “Tank” Oxford, age 87,  of Dubach, will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Dubach First Baptist Church with Bro. Barry Joyner and Bro. Rodney Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Unionville Cemetery near Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Newton was born on March 18, 1928 to the union of Ray and Audria Oxford in Dubach. He died Friday, August 14, 2015 in Ruston, LA. Newton is preceded in death by his parents; son, Phillip Oxford and sister, Mary Alice Martin.

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