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March 21st

J.R. (Jack) Farmer

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Funeral services for Mr. J.R. (Jack) Farmer, age 90 of Choudrant, will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Rock Corner Baptist Church in Dubach. Rev. Ben Jordan will officiate the services.  Burial will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Jack Farmer was born September 6, 1920 in Tupelo, Oklahoma to Barney Farmer and Eula Davenport Farmer. He went home to be with his Lord on March 20, 2011 after a lengthy illness. Jack was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many in his life.

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Lavaga Haggblad James

Funeral services for Mrs. Lavaga Haggblad James, age 85, of Ruston will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM in Burkhalter Chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Hilbun, Rev. Brian Mercer, and Rev. Doug McGuire. Interment will follow at Unionville Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. James was born February 8, 1926 and passed away March 20, 2011. Mrs. James was a long time, active member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Deacon Malvin Staff

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Funeral services for Deacon Malvin Staff, age 88, of Grambling will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Grambling, with Reverend. Anthony Slack officiating. Interment will follow at Grambling Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kings Funeral Home in Ruston. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 pm until 6:30 pm at Kings Funeral Home at 1511 West California Street in Ruston, Louisiana and will continue at 10 am until 11 am at Mount Zion Baptist Church after which the funeral services will begin.

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March 19th

Mildred Jessie Mae Goree Evans

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Mildred Jessie Mae Goree Evans, 91, is the oldest of five children of the late Claude and Zylphia Mae Wilson Goree. She is the granddaughter of the late Walter Scott Wilson and Ida Lenore Elroy Wilson and the late Richard Price Goree and Sally Leola Street Goree. Mildred Evans was born on February 23, 1920, in Simsboro, Louisiana. Sister Mildred Evans departed this life on the morning of March 16, 2011, at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, Louisiana.

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Allen L. Willis

Funeral services for Allen L. Willis, age 60, of Ruston, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 21, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Gene Reeves. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Jon Michael Swain Sr.

Funeral services for Jon Michael Swain, Sr, age 71, of Ruston will be held Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery in Ruston.

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March 16th

Suzanne Gail Anderson Reed

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Funeral services for Suzanne Gail Anderson Reed, age 86 of Ruston, will be held Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Ruston. Officiating the services will be Reverend Jerry Hilbun, and Reverend Brian Mercer. Internment will follow at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, in Ruston. Suzanne was born April 28, 1924, and passed away March 15, 2011, after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her parents Russell and Marion Anderson. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

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March 15th

Peggy Wade Leachman

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Funeral service for Peggy Wade Leachman, age 73, of Ruston will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Chris Craig and Rev. Andy Johnson. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Leachman was born April 30, 1937 and passed away March 14, 2011. She is preceded in death by her parents Jack and Earline Wade. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was an auxiliary volunteer for Northern Louisiana Medical Center.

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Louise Sumlin Briggs

Louise Sumlin Briggs died on Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was born in Simsboro, Louisiana, on March 5, 1918. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, located at 529 Convention Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Rabenhorst Funeral Home at 825 Government Street and will continue at 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church when the service will begin. Dr. Doran Bugg will be officiating, assisted by the following ministers: Dr. Ferris Jordan, Rev.

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Judy Gail Galloway

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Memorial services for Judy Gail Galloway of Monroe will be Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe with Reverend Jerry Whitman officiating. Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Ms Galloway was born February 11, 1951 in Ruston, LA and passed away March 11, 2011 in Monroe, LA. She was a retired purchasing agent at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a member of the Methodist Faith. She had been involved in numerous musical and artistic activities, including Masterworks, Little Theater shows and church choir.

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