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August 9th

Bill Doss

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Bill Doss, age 43 years, passed unexpectedly on July 30, 2012, at his home in Athens, Georgia. Bill was born September 12, 1968, in Ruston, Louisiana, to Donny and Gaye Doss. He was a doting big brother to his younger sisters and was very popular in school. At age 5 years, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he replied confidently, "a football helmet!"

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August 8th

Mildred Elaine Robinson Smelley

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Mildred Elaine Robinson Smelley, of Bossier City, LA, passed way Sunday night at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven, MS of a sudden illness. She was surrounded and comforted by her loved ones. Mildred was born to Charles Bruce and Bernie Ophelia Abercrombie Robinson in Danville, LA on November 12, 1926.

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Carolyn Morgan Holley

Services for Mrs. Carolyn Morgan Holley, 88, of Heflin, will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, LA. with Rev. Carol Heard and Rev. Judy Bazer officiating. Interment will follow at the Brushwood Cemetery in Dubberly, LA.

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August 5th

Bobby E. Price

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Bobby E. Price of Ruston, La, went on to be with the Lord on August 1, 2012 at the age of 74 after a courageous battle with cancer. He entered the Lord's presence, who he faithfully served for many years.

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Daniel Conrad Steere, Sr.


Dan C. Steere, Sr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee on October 2, 1938 to Richard and Bennett Steere. Dan graduated from Ruston High School with the class of 1957. He later graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1961 where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Dan earned a Masters Degree in Theology at Southern Methodist University and became an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. He served churches in Baton Rouge and Slidell, LA; Waco, TX, and the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. Dan retired from the ministry after serving as Senior Pastor at St.

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August 3rd

Eddie W. Harvey

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Eddie W. Harvey was born on October 21, 1936 in Quitman, LA., to Lawson C. "Pete" Harvey and Mary Cooper Harvey. He passed away on August 1, 2012 following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, Ruston, on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 2:00pm, with visitation from 12:00 until funeral time at the church.

Mr. Harvey was a graduate of Quitman High School and of LA. Tech in 1959 with a degree in petroleum engineering. While at Tech he met his wife, Melva Jones, of Bastrop, LA. They were married on November 8, 1958.

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Elaine Colvin Boyd

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Graveside services for Mrs. Elaine Colvin Boyd, age 91,of Ruston will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Fellowship Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Connie Smith.
Mrs. Boyd was born August 28, 1920 and passed away August 1, 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Thomas Harden and Leon Boyd; siblings: Bessie Lea Goss, Perline Bristow, Judson Colvin, Johnny Colvin, Huey Colvin, Max Colvin, and Hays Colvin.

Mrs. Boyd was a retired Beauty Operator in Kansas.

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August 2nd

Arbra Butler

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Mr. Arbra Butler passed on July 25, 2012. He was born September 13, 1926 to the union of Talmadge and Mary Harris Butler.

He was preceded in death by his wife Annie Lou Winzer Butler; (4) Brothers - Readus V., Alfonzo, Marvin Gene, Robert Felton and (1) sister Robie Lee Butler.

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Emily Earline Robken

Funeral Services and Life Celebration for Emily Earline Robken, age 89, of Ruston formerly of Maumelle, AR. will be 2:00pm, Friday, August 3, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church of Maumelle, AR, officiating the service will be Brother Matt Sculley of Trinity Church, Hot Springs, AR. Burial will immediately follow at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle, AR. Under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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August 1st

Jasper Alton Westbrook Jr.

A graveside service for Jasper Alton Westbrook Jr., 69, was held at Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

Jay was born in Ruston, LA on March 12 ,1943 and died in McAllen, TX on July 12, 2012. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army. His service medals include two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.

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