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Archive - 2011 - Obituaries

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August 17th

Valla Mae McDow Waits

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Funeral services will be held for Valla Mae McDow Waits, 93, at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 18, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Arcadia. Rev. Jeff Hoffman will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. The interment will follow at Hurricane cemetery.

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John Larry Rabb

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Funeral services for John Larry Rabb, age 85, will be held at 10:30am on Aug. 18 in the chapel of Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, Shreveport, La. Officiating will be Bro. John Harp, Associate Pastor of Brookwood Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8pm on Wed. Aug. 17 at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be held at 3pm on Thursday at Cook Town Cemetery in Ruston, La.

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August 16th

Walter James Haese

A memorial service for Walter James Haese, age 79 of Choudrant, will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston. Pastor Hulen Warren will officiate the service. He died Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Ruston.

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Buddy “Irvin L.” Fallin

Buddy “Irvin L.” Fallin, age 88, of Stamps, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011, at his home. Mr. Fallin was born August 28, 1922, to Irvin and Aletha Fallin in Ruston, Louisiana. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Stamps, AR, a former coach at Stamps School, and a member of the American Legion.

Mr. Fallin was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, William T. Fallin; and his sister, Cornelia Oxford.

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August 11th

Donald Reggie Trant

Funeral services for Donald Reggie Trant, 56, of Choudrant will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 12, 2011 at Douglas United Methodist Church. Pastor Charles Penuell is officiating. Interment follows at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston.

Reggie was born on Jan. 30, 1955 in Shreveport, LA and passed away on Aug. 10, 2011 in Ruston, LA. He was a skilled switcher in oil/gas industry for ArkLa Gas/Devon Gas Co. He loved to fish and ride his motorcycles. He will be missed by many. Reggie was preceded in death by his parents James and Lona Trant.

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August 9th

Frank J. Ensley

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Frank J. Ensley age 84 of Ruston, LA passed away August 5, 2011. He was a lifetime resident of Lincoln Parish born July 16, 1927. He attended school at Grambling College elementary school though college. He began his professional career with the Old Negro League Baseball, Indianapolis Clowns, Edmonton Braves and ended his baseball career with the Kansas City Monarch. Upon returning home he served as dorm counselor and assistant baseball coach with Ralph Waldo “Prez” Jones, for a short period.

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August 7th

Marvin E. Higginbotham, Jr.

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Mr. Marvin E. Higginbotham, Jr., age 86 of Ruston, LA and affectionately known as Bud, passed away August 6 ,2011. He was born in Waterproof, LA on October 31, 1924.

Bud graduated from Waterproof High School and LA Tech University. He joined the United States Navy during World War II and served honorably until September 9, 1946. Mr. Higginbotham worked for the Department of Vocation Rehabilitation until his retirement and was a member of St. Joseph-Tensas Lodge #309 F&AM. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin E. Higginbotham, Sr. and Louise Seaman Higginbotham.

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August 5th

Robert P. Willett

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Robert P. Willett of Waskom, Texas passed away August 3, 2011. He was born August 5, 1932 in Clay, Louisiana to the late Odis P. and Sallie L. Willett. He was a graduate of Quitman High School, attended LSU and graduated from Louisiana Tech in Petroleum Engineering. He served in the US Army, spending time in Japan and Korea.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Sarah Ellen Willett, his beloved wife, Mary Mullinax Willett and step-son, Bobby Duke, niece, Sarah Ann Buford and nephew, David Roaden.

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August 3rd

Carol Anne Ratliff

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Funeral services for Carol Anne Ratliff, age 72, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, August 5, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Mike Holloway. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Ratliff was born December 1, 1938 in Boone, Iowa and went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2011 after losing her battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents: Paul and Dorothy Cooper.

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August 2nd

James T. Davis

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Funeral services for James T. Davis will be held Friday August 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Leland Crawford and Rev. Bill Crider. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday August 4, 2011 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

James was born March 29, 1932 in Frisco, Texas and entered into rest July 28, 2011 in Minden.

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