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July 23rd, 2014

JUne Claire Goodson Post

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June Claire Goodson Post, 88, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2014 in Bedford, Texas. She was born on January 8, 1926 in Salinas, California and was raised by her mother Lillian Smith Goodson and step-father Nate Goodson in Hanford and Coalinga, California. Before attending Coalinga Jr. College, June graduated from her beloved Coalinga Union High School in 1943, where her friends still say she was “the cutest girl in the school.”

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July 22nd

Cleo S. Bagwell

Cleo S. Bagwell, 89, left us for a better place to be with family who have gone before her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bagwell and her brother Claude H. Hornsby. She is survived by her four children, Pam Bagwell, Mary Bagwell McKinney, Joe Christopher Bagwell, and Rodney Daryl Bagwell, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service in her memory will be held at Evergreen Baptist Church in Bernice, Louisiana Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. Those wishing to send flowers are asked instead to make a donation to Alzheimer's or Cancer Research.

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July 21st

Melba Glenn

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Melba Glenn, 86, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Titusville. She was born in Ruston, LA. Melba was a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of St Gabriel's Episcopal Church.

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Mr. Charles Richard Loe

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Funeral services for Mr. Charles Richard Loe, age 65, of Ruston, LA, formerly of Magnolia, AR, were held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. 

Richard spent his lifetime pursuing a career in the oilfields of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.  He worked as floor hand, operator, tool pusher, and in 1998 began his own consulting firm.  His passion in life was spending time with family, drag racing and work. Richard was born September 14, 1948 and passed away July 16, 2014 at an oilfield location in Claiborne Parish. 

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Anne Taylor Bordelon

Anne Taylor Bordelon passed from this life quickly, painlessly and peacefully on Monday, June 30th, 2014 in Virginia Beach, VA. Born Anne Craig Taylor on October 6, 1922, she was the youngest of five children born to Deane and Louise Taylor. She graduated from high school in Ruston and at age 17 attended Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (LA Tech) there, where she graduated with a BA in education in 1943. While in Ruston, Anne met the love of her life, Guy P. Bordelon, Jr. They were married after he graduated from Navy pilot training and he became a flight instructor, in Kingsville, Texas.

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Annie Elise Carrier Smith

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Annie Elise Carrier Smith went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 18, 2014, as the result of a tragic car accident. Visitation will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston, Louisiana from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, in the main sanctuary at Trinity United Methodist. Officiating will be by Rev. Brian Mercer and Rev. Gary Willis with interment to follow at Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Ruston.

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July 18th

Francis McClellan Clark

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Funeral services for Mrs. Francis McClellan Clark, age 96 of Simsboro, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Pastor Chris Witt. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Bettye Maxwell Smith

A celebration of the life of Bettye Maxwell Smith, age 75, will be held at First Baptist Church Ruston on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:00-11:00 A.M. and service immediately following. Bettye was born January 22, 1939 in Ruston, Louisiana, to Beulah Pipes Maxwell and Spencer Colvin Maxwell and passed away July 16, 2014. She was a native of Choudrant, Louisiana, and a resident of Haughton, Louisiana for 42 years. She will be missed by family and friends.

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July 14th

Mrs. Josephine M. Harrist

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Mrs. Josephine M. Harrist entered into eternal rest Friday, July 11, 2014 after a brief illness.
Funeral services are scheduled at for Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Visitation is scheduled from 1:30 PM till service time at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dale Oden. Graveside services will follow at Colvin Memorial Cemetery in Unionville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Mr. Alvin Y. Green

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Funeral services for Mr. Alvin Y. Green, Sr age 89, of Bernice LA will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Bernice United Methodist Church in Bernice , LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. Johnie Adkins Interment will follow at Bernice City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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