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August 25th

April Annette Warren Graves

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Funeral services for April Annette Warren Graves, 40, of Choudrant, LA will be at 2 PM,
Saturday, August 27, 2011, at South Parkway Church, 3000 S. Vienna, Ruston, LA. Rev.
Dallas Witt will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston,
under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM,
Friday, August 26, 2011, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, 209 N. Bonner in Ruston.

April was born in Oceanside, CA on June 24, 1971, and passed away on August 23, 2011, following a too short battle with cancer.

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Dan Copeland

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Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Graveside Service at Pisgah Cemetery in Bernice, LA at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2011 for Dan Copeland, 71, who passed away peacefully Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Reverend Monroe Copeland will officiate the service.

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August 23rd

James Robert Sumlin, Sr.

James Robert Sumlin, Sr. was born in Simsboro, Louisiana on Sept. 12, 1927 and passed away in Ruston August 20, 2011 at 83 years of age. He graduated from Simsboro High School and attended Louisiana Tech University and Centenary College. He was in the furniture upholstering business for over 50 years in Shreveport and Ruston.

Mr. Sumlin was the oldest living past Master of the Caddo Masonic Lodge, member of the Toastmasters’ Club of Shreveport, and past President of the Ruston Rotary Club. He enjoyed playing dominoes with his domino group and enjoyed working on machinery.

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August 22nd

Herbert C. Huebner

Funeral services for Herbert C. Huebner, age 90, of Ruston will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Paul McComack will be officiating the service. Interment will follow in Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mr. Huebner was a member of the Lutheran Faith. He served in the U. S. Air Force and was a Veteran of World War II. Mr. Huebner is preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Huebner and daughter, Karen Vrechek.

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Floy Belle Phillips Deloney

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Floy Belle Phillips Deloney, 91, of Houston, died at home on Saturday, August 20, 2011. She was born March 12, 1920 in Simsboro, Louisiana to Floyd English and Annie Belle (McGuire) Phillips.

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August 21st

C.S. “Dago” Cooper

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Funeral services for Mr. C.S. “Dago” Cooper, age 92 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Owens Memorial Chapel with Ricky Edmistion officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mr. Cooper was born September 3, 1918 in Maryville, Tennessee to Gaith and Margaret Cooper. He died August 20, 2011 in Ruston after a short illness. He was a veteran of World

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Ila Ray Kemp Cooper

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Ila Ray Kemp Cooper Of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Baker, Louisiana, went to be with her Lord on August 14, 2011. With her family by her side, and following a surgery and lingering illness, she passed away in Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels under the direction of Hope Hospice.

Memorial Service for family and friends will be held on August 27, 2011 at First United Methodist Church in Baker, Louisiana at 1:00 p.m. with visitation following. The Reverend Gene Rives, pastor and friend, will officiate her memorial.

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August 19th

Coach Robert Scott “Scotty” Robertson, III

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Services celebrating the life of Coach Robert Scott “Scotty” Robertson, III will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston, LA on Sunday, August 21st at 2:00PM. Officiating will be Rev. Jerry Hilbun, Brian Mercer, and Cathy Brewton. The family will receive friends and visitors on Saturday, August 20th at Trinity United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall from 5:00PM-7:00PM. He will be buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Ruston, LA. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Louisiana Tech Athletics Department or School of Education, C.E.

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August 18th

ODell Madison

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Funeral Services for Mr. ODell Madison will be held Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Clay, La with Pastor Kenneth Sapp, officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

ODell Madison was born February 13, 1955 in Monroe, LA to Reddie Madison Owens and O. D. Thurman. He departed this earthly life on August 12 at Minden Medical Center.

ODell accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and remained a member until his death.

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Howell Raedell Tatum, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Howell Raedell Tatum, Sr., age 85 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, August 19, 2011 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. Rev. Tommy Gray will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Choudrant Memorial Cemetery in Choudrant.

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