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Hellas M. Potter

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Hellas M. Potter, 103 years young, of Ruston, LA, was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Born to Albert and Ruby Gunter in Shelby County, Texas on October 28, 1913, she developed an outstanding sense of humor, which she got from her dad, “Pop”. She married Paul Potter in 1931 and became a widow in 1956. She devoted her life to raising three boys, Gene, Jack, and Jan. She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandma Potter was a particularly special grandma to all her grandchildren.

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Father Blane O'Neill, O.F.M.

Funeral services for Father Blane O'Neill, O.F.M., 92 of Ruston, LA will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ruston. Father Michael Jennrich, O.F.M. Vicar Provincial will preside. Interment will follow at St. Paschal's Cemetery in West Monroe, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the church with a 6:00 PM prayer service in English, and an 8:00 PM prayer service in Spanish.

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March 30th

BROOKE PRINCE

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Funeral services will be held for Brooke Prince, 37, at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Homer with Brian Thurman and Rick Scarborough officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Brooke was born December 21, 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas, to Dr. and Mrs. Andy Prince. She entered into rest Monday, March 27, 2017 in Homer, La. Brooke loved her boys and was a loyal friend. She had an infectious smile and a passion for fashion.

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HELLAS . POTTER

Memorial service for Hellas M. Potter, age 103, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Rev. Dale Oden will officiate. Visitation will be 1:00 until 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston.

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March 29th

GEORGE SPENCER MEAD

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Memorial services for George Spencer Mead, age 87 of Ruston will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 31, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Reverend Leslie Stephens and Reverend Juliet Spencer will be officiating. George died Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Ruston, LA suffering complications from an accidental fall at his home. George was born January 18, 1930 in Monticello, AR to John Curtis Mead Sr. and Thelma Spencer Mead. He spent his childhood there and developed his Southern charm.

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LONNIE "BUSTER" DARBY

Funeral Services for Lonnie "Buster" Darby (95) a native of Farmerville will be held Saturday April 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Farmerville Louisiana, Reverend Tommy L. Carr Pastor/Officiating. Interment will Immediately follow at the Zion Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday March 31, 2017 from 2 Till 6PM at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville. Services Entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, Farmerville Louisiana.

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FATHER BLANE O'NEILL

Father Blane O”Neill, O.F.M., 92, of Ruston, LA died on March 28, 2017. Service is 9:00 AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ruston, LA Interment will follow at St. Paschal’s Cemetery in West Monroe, LA. Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM on Monday, April 3, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. A prayer Service will be at 6:00 PM in English and 8:00 PM in Spanish. Under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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JOSEPH SPANN

Joseph Spann, age 60 of Ruston died March 26, 2017. Services are incomplete under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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March 28th

RONNIE COLVIN

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Funeral services for Ronald “Ronnie” Colvin, age 78, of Dubach, will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Dubach United Methodist Church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Rev. Joseph Guo will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach, LA. Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Ronnie was born February 24, 1939 in Start, LA to Robert and Eloise Colvin and passed away March 26, 2017 in Ruston after a lengthy illness.

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CLYDE W. FREEMAN

Clyde W. Freeman, age 79 of Choudrant died March 27, 2017. Graveside services are 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Douglas Cemetery, Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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