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July 15th, 2015

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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James O. Jones

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Superintendent James O. Jones (born August 26, 1959) passed away on July 6, 2015. Supt. Jones was the Pastor of Greater Blessings COGIC in Minden, LA and Victory Temple COGIC in Jonesboro, LA. Local and District Service will be held Sunday July 12, 2015 at 7 pm. State funeral service will be held Monday July 13, 2015 at 11 am. Both services will be held at Miracle Temple COGIC, 1405 Farmerville Street in Ruston, LA. Internment will take place at Grambling Memorial Gardens in Grambling, LA. Services provided by Precious Memories Mortuary of Shreveport, LA, (318) 670-3162.

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July 2nd

Floyd Benjamin James, Jr

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Floyd Benjamin James, Jr. (born March 1, 1936) passed into God's eternal kingdom on July 1. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Ann Riser James. After meeting at a 6th grade dance, Margaret Ann and Ben fell in love. Their love and care for each other continues to shine brightly.

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June 29th

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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