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May 6th, 2014

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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April 30th

Mr. Theron Dale Hinton, Jr.

Graveside services for Mr. Theron Dale Hinton, Jr., age 73 of Hodge, will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, May 2, 2014 at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bill Strawbridge and Rev. Dick Hooton. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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April 29th

Richard Edwin Abel

Funeral services for our beloved father and husband, Richard Edwin Abel, age 70 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Officiating the service will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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April 28th

Mrs. Faye Imogene Williams Watson

Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Imogene Williams Watson, age 88 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Northside Church of Christ in Ruston.  Pastor Don Stevens  will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Watson went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Shreveport, from the effects of a recent stroke.

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Johnny R. Spears

Funeral services for Johnny R. Spears will be held Monday, April 28, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana. Officiating will be Rev. Leland Crawford. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden, Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Rose- Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

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