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May 14th, 2014

Mr. Perry Lee Kirkham

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Funeral service for Mr. Perry Lee Kirkham, age 75 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 15, 2014 at DaySpring Ministry Baptist Church, formerly Southside Baptist Church on 167 South. Officiating the service will be Rev. J.E. Brown and Rev. Drew Spillers. The service is under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Roberta Carolyn Green Hinton “Ro Ro”

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Funeral services for Roberta Carolyn Green Hinton “Ro Ro”, age 74, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May 16, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Hilbun, assisted by Rev. Rolly Walker, and Rev. Cathy Brewton. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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May 9th

FRANCES MARIE COLVIN

Funeral services for Frances Marie Colvin, age 81, of Dubach will be held Monday, May 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Bro. Jim Davis and Bro. Bernard Waites. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Colvin was born April 17, 1933 and passed away May 8, 2014. She is preceded in death by son: Roger Colvin; and brother: George Henry Rogers.

Mrs. Colvin was a member of the Ruston Church of Christ.

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GERALDINE VANDERSLICE BARNES

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A private family committal for Geraldine Vanderslice Barnes, age 89, of Ruston will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Mrs. Barnes' home - 3090 Audubon Place, Pvt Dr. in Ruston.

Mrs. Barnes was born March 14, 1925 and passed away May 8, 2014 following a brief illness.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Ed Barnes; her twin brother, Gerald Vanderslice; and 2 great grandchildren.

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May 6th

Marvin Leon Brazzel

Funeral services for Mr. Marvin Leon Brazzel, age 72 of Dubach, will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Corinth Baptist Church near Dubach. Officiating the service will be Rev. Scott Jennings and Rev. DeWayne Ramsey. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Brazzel was born March 12, 1942 in Corinth to Marion Frank Brazzel and Florence Holley Brazzel. He died May 5, 2014 in Ruston. Mr.

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May 5th

Dorothy Jeanne Gentry Eldridge

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Shreveport, LA. Dorothy Jeanne Gentry Eldridge, formerly of Ruston, went home to be with our Lord on May 4, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Family Visitation will be at 1:00 PM prior to the service. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ruston.

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May 2nd

Rev. Joe A. Skipper

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Rev. Joe A. Skipper of Simsboro, was called home to be with Jesus at the age of 75 on April 29, 2014 at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, AR after a long battle with a lengthy illness. Bro. Joe was born on March 22, 1939 in Dubach to William Levi Skipper and Pearl Jones Skipper. He was a member of the Pentecostals of Ruston.

Retiring from the glass plant in 2004, he served his country in the US Air Force spending a tour of duty in Korea. Joe met the love of his life on August 4th, 1963 and they were married on May 6th, 1966.

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Monroe Franklin Copeland

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A celebration of life service for Monroe Franklin Copeland will be held on Sat., May 3, at 2pm at Pisgah Baptist Church in Bernice. The visitation will be from 12pm - 2pm at the church. M.F. went to be with his Lord on April 30, 2014. It was his twin grandsons, Ramsey and Andy Ballard’s birthday.

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Beulah Grace Weiland

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Funeral services for Beulah Grace Weiland, age 95, of Ruston will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church Sanctuary in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Hilbun assisted by Rev. Brian Mercer. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Mrs. Weiland was born December 16, 1918 and passed away April 30, 2014.

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May 1st

Paul Kimbrel Smith, Jr.

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Paul Kimbrel Smith, Jr. left this world peacefully on April 26, 2014 at 12 noon, surrounded by his loving family after fighting a valiant battle. P.K. was born on May 18, 1928 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Paul K. Smith, Sr. and Ray Gandy Smith. At age 4, he moved to Ruston, Louisiana. He attended Hillcrest Grammar School and graduated from Ruston High School in 1946.

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