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February 6th, 2015

James Morrece Smith

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Funeral services celebrating the life of James Morrece Smith, 91, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Canaan Baptist Church, Spearsville, LA.  Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.  Conducting the services will be Bro. Tommy Mellinger, Bro. Charles Ainsworth, and Bro. James Miller.  Interment will follow in the Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery. 

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February 5th

Sara Wafer

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Sara Wafer went to be with her Lord and Savior February 4, 2015 in LifeCare Hospital on Linwood in Shreveport, LA. Services will be held Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Couch Chapel at First United Methodist Church, Shreveport, LA. Dr. Carl Rhoades will officiate. Graveside services will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston, LA at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow the graveside service at The Lincoln Parish Museum at 2:00 p.m.

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February 4th

Skylar Elizabeth Fox McFarland

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Skylar Elizabeth Fox McFarland was stardust born on Mother's Day in 1996, and she blazed a spectacularly beautiful light over this world.

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Columbus Clayton Pickett, Sr.

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Funeral services will be held for Columbus Clayton Pickett, Sr., age 79, at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Arcadia. Bro. Jeff Hoffman will officiate. The interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia.

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February 3rd

Mary Jo Edmiston

Funeral services for Mary Jo Edmiston, age 89, of Ruston will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the services will be Rev. Larry Emory. Interment will follow at Choudrant Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Mrs. Edmiston was born July 19, 1925 and passed away January 31, 2015.

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February 2nd

Mrs. Lucille Gibson Westbrook

A graveside service for Mrs. Lucille Gibson Westbrook, age 82 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, February 2, 2015 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Jason Cole. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Ella Mae Spivey - Mullinax

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Memorial Service for Ella Mae Spivey - Mullinax of Ruston will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at St. Rest Baptist Church 209 Walker Rd. Choudrant LA 71227 at 6pm. Officiating the service will be Bishop Robert Simmons. Mrs. Mullinax passed away peacefully in St. Paul MN on January 1, 2015 surrounded by her family.

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January 30th

Mrs. Nora Janelle Best

Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Janelle Best, age 82, of Mablevale Arkansas formerly of Ruston will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Charles Best. Interment will follow at Douglas Cemetery in Choudrant, LA. Under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Best was born February 17, 1932 and passed away January 28, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband: Martin A. “Tony” Best; grandchild: Keisha; 4 brothers; and 1 sister. Mrs. Best was a former member of Temple Baptist Church.

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January 29th

John “Jack” Lindsey

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John “Jack” Lindsey died in a skiing accident in Keystone, Colorado on Jan 24, 2015. Jack is the son of Erskine and Gail Lindsey, and the brother of Dan Lindsey, 16, and Mark Lindsey, deceased. Jack was 18 at the time of his death. Jack was a 2014 graduate of Ruston High School where he lettered in football and golf. He was active in National Honor Society, Key Club, Interact Club, Spanish Club and was a Bearcat Mentor.

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Coy McClung

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Coy McClung, 96, died January 22, 2015. He was a resident of the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Monroe, LA. He was born in Strong, AR, to John Dallas and Mary Lee McClung. Mr. McClung was a 1941 graduate of Louisiana Tech, Ruston. He worked his way through college in the Civilian Conservation Corps and by driving a Louisiana Tech Commuter Bus. After graduation, he served in Intelligence in the Army Air Corp in Europe from 1942-45 with the 434th Troop Carrier Group. After the war, Mr.

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