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November 23rd

Laverne Carlton Griffith

Mrs. Laverne Carlton Griffith, 82, was called home by our Lord Jesus at 9 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 from her residence in Hico, LA.

She was born on Jan. 2, 1929 in Wilmont, Arkansas, the daughter of Leon Carlton and Lena McElroy. Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 from 5-7 PM at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Fellowship Baptist Church in Fellowship, LA. Internment will take place at the Tubb Family Cemetery on the Griffith Family Farm immediately following the service.

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November 21st

Minnie Estelle Methvin Skinner

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Funeral services for Minnie Estelle Methvin Skinner, age 97, will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston with Debra Brazzel and Rev. Jerry Hilbun officiating the service. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Simsboro, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral of Ruston. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 21, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

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Klare Eugenia Thomas

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Klare Eugenia Thomas, age 96 of Ruston, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 following a brief illness. A naturalized citizen since 1952, Klare had called Ruston, LA home for 64 years. Klare was born in Mannheim, Germany on April 7, 1915. She attended secretarial school and went on to work in that capacity for fifteen years, through the onset of World War II.

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November 17th

Russell Bayless Walker


Graveside services for Russell Bayless Walker, 67 of Webster, TX will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, November 18, 2011 at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA.

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November 11th

Lescar “Tinker” Harlan, Jr.

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Lescar “Tinker” Harlan, Jr., born on Sept. 23, 1949 to Lescar Will Harlan, Sr. and Mary Alice Causey Harlan, died suddenly at his residence in Arlington, Texas on Nov. 8, 2011.

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November 8th

George Hubbard

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A memorial visitation for George Hubbard, 61, of  Ruston will be Wednesday evening from 5PM until 7PM at Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston. Mr. Hubbard died Saturday, November 5, 2011 at his home in Ruston following a sudden illness.

He was born on December 6, 1950 in Orlando, Florida. After graduating Ruston High School in 1968, he moved to Choudrant where he married Rebecca Audrisch in 1969. Mr. Hubbard operated a small engine repair business.

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November 7th

Don M. Steward

Don M. Steward, age 83, of Lake Village, died Friday, November 4, 2011, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born January 14, 1928, in Armorel, Arkansas, the son of the late Marion Austin Steward and Iva Maude Stockton Steward and was an Army veteran during the Korean War, retired farmer and a member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

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November 6th

Marie Cascio Richard

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Marie Cascio Richard, age 84, died November 5th, 2011 in Ruston, Louisiana following a beautiful long life of love and service.

The younger of two children, Marie Cascio Richard, nee Marie Therese Genevieve Cascio, was born on January 3, 1927, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Salvatore and Olga Cascio.

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Elizabeth Joan “Betty” Johnston Buster

Graveside services for Elizabeth Joan “Betty” Johnston Buster, 83, of Farmerville will be 1:30PM Monday, November 7th at Ashdown Cemetery in Ashdown, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.

Mrs. Buster, a former bookkeeper and retired executive secretary, died Nov. 4, 2011. She was a member of Enterprise Baptist Church; was retired from Southwest Arkansas Water District in Texarkana, AR and a former bookkeeper with Texarkana Chamber of Commerce.

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November 4th

Terry Rogers

Graveside services for Terry Rogers, 68, will be held Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Alabama Cemetery near Arcadia, Louisiana. The Rev. Lamar Skinner will officiate. Terry was born May 14, 1943 in Ruston, La and passed away peacefully in Shreveport, LA on November 1, 2011. Terry grew up in Lincoln Parish where he learned to love the land that four generations of his family before him had farmed. Though he was away from it for many years, working first in Shreveport and then in Houston, he longed to be back in the area.

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