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June 12th, 2015

William Sublette “Billy” Miller

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Funeral services for William Sublette “Billy” Miller, 79, of Monroe, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Monroe, with Dr. Reggie Bridges officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Monroe.

Mr. Miller passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

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June 8th

Mr. Elbert D. Wheelis

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Funeral services for Mr. Elbert D. Wheelis, age 76, of Ruston, Louisiana, formerly of West Monroe will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Carol Cotton - Winn. Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in West Monroe, Louisiana under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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June 5th

Mrs. Dorothy Marie Porter

A graveside service for Mrs. Dorothy Marie Porter, age 72 of Winter Garden, FL, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Evergreen Cemetery in Bernice. Officiating the service will be Rev. Eddie Ballance. The services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Porter was born May 9, 1943 in Helena, AR to Clyde Henry Smith, Sr. and Elizabeth Rachel Quarter Smith. She died June 1, 2015 in Winter Garden, FL. She was a homemaker and in her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, loved to dance and she also loved children.

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June 4th

Edsel L. Posey

Edsel L. Posey of Ruston, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born in Columbia, Mississippi on December 18, 1928. He worked for Shell Oil Company in the accounting department of the New Orleans and Houston offices for 38 years. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Ruston to be near children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Theresa Posey.

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June 3rd

Mr. Jerry Bryan Tisdale

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Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Bryan Tisdale will be 2:00pm Friday, June 5, 2015 at Holmesville Baptist Church in Downsville, La with Rev. Jerry Whitman officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe. Visitation will be from 5:00pm until 9:00pm Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the church.

Mr. Tisdale was born October 6, 1953 in Springhill, La and passed from this life on June 1, 2015 in Tyler, TX at the age of 61.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Laura Tisdale and one brother, Harry Michael Tisdale.

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June 1st

Ray DeMoss

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A celebration in honor of the life of Ray DeMoss, age 67, will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Arcadia with Rev. Jeff Hoffman and Dr. Glen Owens officiating. Interment will follow at the Arcadia cemetery under the direction of Rose- Neath Funeral Home of Arcadia. Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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May 29th

Mr. Doyne “Don” Max Batterton

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Funeral services for Mr. Doyne “Don” Max Batterton, age 82 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Tommy Taylor, Rev. Marion Boggs and Rev. John Kavanaugh. Burial with military honors will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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May 26th

Mrs. Melba Crawford Barmore

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Memorial Services for Mrs. Melba Crawford Barmore of Dubach, LA, age 90, will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating will be Dr. Reggie Bridges, Senior Pastor of Temple, and Rev. Barry Joiner, a former pastor of Mrs. Barmore. The Memorial Service will be preceded by a family graveside Interment Service at Colvin Memorial Cemetery in Unionville, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Terry Ganey, a long-time family friend. Visitation for Mrs.

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May 25th

Beverly Dianne Jones Alexander Short Bassett

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Funeral services for Beverly Dianne Jones Alexander Short Bassett, 69, of Shreveport will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in Rockett Funeral Home Chapel, Ringgold, LA. Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. in Simsboro Cemetery in Simsboro, LA. Officiating will be Bro. Stuart Freeman and Bro. Jerry Hodge. Visitation will be at Rockett Funeral Home, Ringgold, LA on Monday, May 25, 2105 from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

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Mrs. Debra Carol Hinkie

Funeral services for Mrs. Debra Carol Hinkie, age 62 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, May 25, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Andy Johnson. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until service time at 10:00 AM Monday at Owens Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Hinkie was born September 4, 1952 in Bernice to Raymond Elvin Farley and Edna Elizabeth Farley. She died Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Ruston. For many years she was the unit secretary for the University Police Department at Louisiana Tech University.

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