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Archive - 2012 - Obituaries

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August 29th

Betty “Punkey” Norman

Funeral services for Betty “Punkey” Norman, 40 of Ruston will be 2PM Saturday, September 1, 2012 in the Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. Burial will follow in Pines Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Punkey died Monday August 27, 2012 in Ruston following a sudden illness.

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August 26th

Brandon Douglas Barrett

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Funeral services for Brandon Douglas Barrett, age 25, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Brad Jones. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Brandon was born November 8, 1986 and passed away August 23, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Jack Nelson Barrett, Sr., Margaret Barrett; and Louis Douglas Britt.

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Harry Edward (Ed) Moseley

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Harry Edward (Ed) Moseley passed away Friday, August 24, 2012, after battling with much patience various health problems for the past several years. Funeral services will be held at Burkhalter Chapel, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1000 W. Woodward Ave. in Ruston on Monday, August 27, at 11:00am. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Jerry Hilbun of Trinty United Methodist Church. A Masonic service will then follow at the Chapel. Visitation will be at the Trinity Fellowship Hall from 10:00am until the time of the service.

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August 24th

Morgan Bryan Smith, Jr.

Morgan Bryan Smith, Jr. of Portland, OR, departed this life Sunday, August 19, 2012 following an extended illness in his recovery from hip surgery. His journey to his Lord and Savior is complete. Graveside service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach, LA, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

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Elizabeth Agnes Deitz Seacrist

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Funeral services for Elizabeth Agnes Deitz Seacrist will be 2 PM Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in West Virgina. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. Seacrist passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012 in Arcadia, LA after a long illness.

She was born January 22, 1935 in Mt. Lookout, West Virgina. Elizabeth was the daughter of the late George Wesley Deitz and Jessie McClung Deitz.

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August 21st

Ricky Buchanan

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Ricky Buchanan, 66, currently of St. Francisville, passed away Friday, August 17, 2012.
He was born in Shreveport on January 10, 1946, to the late James and Genevieve (Ryan) Buchanan.

Ricky served in the United States Air Force, and spent some of his time working in the Hardwood flooring industry.

He is survived by his sisters, Ruth Avedon of Boulder, Colorado, Rebecca Myers of Hayward, California and his brother, Ronnie Buchanan of Leeton, Missouri.

A Memorial Service for Ricky will be announced at a later date.

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Charles Douglas (Doug) Walters, Jr.

Charles Douglas (Doug) Walters, Jr., 67, passed away on June 20 at his home in Rosedale, LA, following a brief illness.

Mr. Walters is survived by his mother, Helen Robinson Adams of Ruston. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Douglas Walters, Sr., and his sister, Deborah June (Debbie) Walters.

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August 15th

Collin Andrew Brown

Collin Andrew Brown passed away August 7, 2012 at his home in Beaver, Utah. He was born July 1, 1991 to Garry Byron and Melissa Hoogland Brown in Dallas, Texas.

Collin loved playing sports, especially baseball and football. He liked skateboarding and boating with his family, was very creative and loved writing, and was very good with kids. He was a very caring and loving young man. Collin is loved and will be missed by many friends and family members.

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August 14th

Travis L. Henderson

A graveside service for Mr. Travis L. Henderson, age 69 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Sibley Cemetery in Choudrant. Rev. Brad Jones will officiate the service. The service is under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mr. Henderson was born June 20, 1943 in Winnfield and died August 12, 2012 in Ruston. He was a US Navy veteran. Mr. Henderson was a retired Xerox technician after which he worked at the Ruston Sears store. He enjoyed being outdoors and working at Sears where he could visit with people.

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August 12th

Annie Johnson Ambrose

Graveside services for Mrs. Annie Johnson Ambrose, 87, of Prairieville, LA formerly of Ruston will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 13, 2012 at Mineral Springs Cemetery in Dubach, LA. Rev. Greg Tipton will officiate the service under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Ambrose was born on June 10, 1925 in Ruston, LA and died on August 10, 2012 in Baton Rouge, LA. During World War II, Annie worked for the Boeing Company in Washington, at which time she was one of the original “Rosie Riveters”. She is preceded in death by her husband C.M. Ambrose.

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