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June 7th

Jerelyn Alice Edwards

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Jerelyn Alice Edwards died February 12, 2011 in Tulsa Oklahoma. A memorial service was held at Parkview Baptist Church in Tulsa. Jerelyn was born in Shreveport November 17, 1930. She moved to Ruston with her parents when she was three years old. She was preceded in death by her parents: I. E. (Bo) and Crotia Garrett, from Ruston and a brother, Gene Garrett formerly from Irving Texas. She is survived by her husband Walter Edwards, Jr.

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June 6th

Alvin Bruce Kessler

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Services to celebrate the life of Alvin Bruce Kessler will be held Thursday, June 9, 2011 in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Shreveport at 11:00 am. Officiating will be Dr. Greg Hunt, former pastor of First Baptist Church. Visitation will be 4-7 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Marshall Street Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Internment will be 1:00 pm Friday, June 10, 2011 at St. Louis cemetery in Eunice, LA. Alvin Bruce Kessler departed this earthly life for his eternal home with Jesus, the Father and many he loved who went ahead of him, at 4:40 pm June 3, 2011.

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June 4th

Walter H. Pipes

Walter H. Pipes died Saturday, June 4, 2011, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  He was born May 20, 1921, near Downsville, LA and was residing at the War Veterans Home in Monroe, LA. Walter was a graduate of Choudrant High School, attended Louisiana Tech, and was a member of the Louisiana Tech Boxing Team.  On October 20, 1940 he entered the U. S. Marine Corp.  During World War II he served in the South Pacific as a Sergeant with the 8th Marines, Second Division.

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June 2nd

Jettie B. Andrews Brewer

Funeral services for Mrs. Jettie B. Andrews Brewer of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday June 4, 2011 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dalton Shovan and Rev. Danny Baskin. Interment will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Brewer was born on July 4, 1904 to Berry and Beulah Upchurch Andrews in Lincoln Parish near Vienna. She passed away on June 2, 2011 at the age of 106. Mrs. Brewer was a long time member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

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June 1st

Nita Ruth Evans Calhoun

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Nita Ruth Evans Calhoun was born on December 26, 1944 in Hebert, Louisiana and passed away May 27, 2011 in Ruston, Louisiana after a lengthy illness. Nita was retired from the Lincoln Parish Library. Funeral services were held at 10am, Monday, May 30, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home with Tony Smith officiating. Interment followed at the Choudrant Memorial Cemetery in Choudrant, Louisiana. Nita was preceded in death by her father, Alonzo W Evans.

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Nell Koonce Thurmon

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Memorial services for Nell Koonce Thurmon, 90, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2011, in the Burkhalter Chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church of Ruston. The Rev. Brian Mercer will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Jerry Hilburn. Visitation will be held at Trinity from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday. Following the service, interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Thurmon died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Northern Louisiana Medical Center, after a brief illness. Mrs.

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