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Archive - Jan 2011 - Obituaries

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January 18th

Helen Davis Owen

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Helen Davis Owen passed away on Saturday January 15, 2011 at her family home at D’Arbonne, Louisiana in Union Parish after a long illness. She was 86. Helen was born in Arcadia on August 14, 1924. Helen graduated from Farmerville High School and attended Louisiana Tech University where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Before her marriage to C.B. Owen of Sedley, Virginia, she enjoyed her exciting work as a stewardess for Delta Airlines and later she wrote a column for a local paper in Ohio. After raising their family in Virginia and Ohio, Helen and C.B.

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January 16th

Martha Lynn Ferguson

Funeral services for Martha Lynn Ferguson, age 56, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Mike Joyner. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Clay, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Ferguson was born November 24, 1954 and passed away April 15, 2011 following a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her grandparents: Rev. P.A. Edmiston and Margie Edmiston; and her father: Scott Smith; and mother: Betty E. Smith. Mrs. Ferguson was a member of Mt.

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Conny “Tube” Pearce

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Funeral services will be held for Conny “Tube” Pearce at First Baptist Church Arcadia, on Tuesday January 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Jeff Hoffman and Dr. George Steerre will officiate. The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church on Monday January 17, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The interment will follow at the Alabama cemetery. Mr. Pearce was born December 2, 1949 in Magnolia, Ar, to James Everette and Zettie Houck Pearce. He entered into rest on January 15, 2011 in Arcadia. Mr. Pearce was a member of the First Baptist Church of Arcadia.

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Lunnie Colvin Grafton

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Funeral services for Lunnie Colvin Grafton, 96, of Dubach will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at New Prospect Baptist Church near Dubach with Rev. Mickey Manning and Dr. Andrew H. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery, 1187 Pine Grove Church Road, near Bernice under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be held Monday, January 17, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Joseph Franklin O’Neal

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Funeral services celebrating the life of Joseph Franklin O’Neal, 92, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at Delhi Presbyterian Church, Delhi, LA, with Rev. Paul Lipe officiating. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery, Sibley, LA (Lincoln Parish). The family will receive friends for visitation at the church, one hour prior to the service. Surrounded by his family, he died peacefully at his home on January 15, 2011, in Shreveport, where he has lived for the past three years and prior to this time, having lived sixty-five years in Delhi, LA.

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January 15th

Petra Miette Fry

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A memorial service will be held for Petra Miette Fry on Monday, January 17th, 2011, from 1pm to 3pm. The service will be held at the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home, in Cincinnati, OH. Petra was born June 15, 2009 and passed away on January 11, 2011 after a short illness. She leaves behind two loving parents, Nicholas Alden Fry and Megan Marie Hanna, grandmother Bettina Myers, great grandmother Maria Hintz, all of Cincinnati, OH.

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January 14th

Thermon Holstead

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Funeral services for Thermon Holstead, age 79, of Choudrant will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Hulen Warren and Rev. Jimmy Pyles. A private family graveside will follow the service at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Holstead was born December 29, 1931 and passed away January 12, 2011. Mr. Holstead was a long time member of Grace United Methodist Church where he held numerous positions. He was the owner and founder of Holstead’s Inc.

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Maxwell R. Taunton, Sr.

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Funeral services for Maxwell R. Taunton, Sr., 85, of Farmerville will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Farmerville United Methodist Church with Bro. Truman Stagg and Bro. Kurt Auger officiating.  Burial will be at Sardis Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Mr. Taunton joined his Heavenly Father on January 12, 2011. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a true southern gentleman and a fine Christian man.

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January 13th

Vicky Boyd Mead

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Funeral services for Vicky Boyd Mead, age 53, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Longstraw Baptist Church in Choudrant. Officiating the service will be Rev. Larry Emory. Interment will follow at Longstraw Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Mead was born May 11, 1957 and passed away January 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents: William C. Boyd and Frances Jennings Boyd; and sister-in-law: Pat Boyd. Mrs. Mead was a member of the Longstraw Baptist Church.

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January 12th

Norman Jack Ross

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Funeral services for Mr. Norman Jack Ross, age 85 of Ruston, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 14, 2011 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Pastor Paul McCormack officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.  Mr. Ross was born August 12, 1925 in Spencer, Nebraska and died January 9, 2011 in Ruston.  He was a retired Electronics Technician for the Federal Aviation Administration.  He served his country in the US Navy during WWII.  Mr.

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