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Archive - 2012 - Obituaries

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August 1st

JOSEPH PATRICK NEWMAN (JP) FITZMORRIS

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United States Navy Helicopter Air Crewman 1stClass, JOSEPH PATRICK NEWMAN (JP) FITZMORRIS, 31, of Ruston, Louisiana, was killed July 19th in Oman, when his MH-53E Sea Dragon, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 stationed at Norfolk, VA, crashed during a downed aircraft recovery operation of another helicopter, approximately 58 miles southwest of the capital city of Muscat.

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July 30th

Milton Raymond Johnson, Jr.,PhD

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Funeral services for Milton Raymond Johnson, Jr.,PhD will be 10AM Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Dr. Chris Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Dr. Johnson died Friday, July 27, 2012 in Lewisville, TX.

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Frances M. Matlock

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Funeral services for Mrs. Frances M. Matlock, age 85, of Dubach will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Dubach, LA. Rev. Todd Free will be officiating with burial to follow in the Henry Cemetery in Hico under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

Mrs. Matlock was born on June 21, 1927 in Hico, LA and passed away on July 29, 2012, in Ruston, LA following a lengthy illness.

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July 27th

Marjorie Bailiff Huff

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Funeral service for Marjorie Bailiff Huff, age 79, of Bernice, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, July 27, 2012 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Johnny Adkins. Interment will follow at Harmony Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Huff was born August 28, 1932 and passed away July 25, 2012.
She is preceded in death by her husband Gerald Huff: son: Patrick B. Huff and daughter: Hollie Huff.

Mrs. Huff was a member of the Bernice United Methodist Church.

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July 26th

Martha Sue Winkle Fast

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Sue Winkle Fast, age 81, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Lake Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Lake Lawn Funeral Home in New Orleans. Visitation will immediately precede the service and will last from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.. Mrs. Fast was born on February 16, 1931, and passed away at her home in Ruston on Sunday, July 22, 2012, following a lengthy illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Christian August Fast Jr., and her sisters Ellen Burton and Jean Barnett.

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July 25th

Lula Young Jonson

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Lula Young Jonson, wife of 55 years of Dr. Joseph Benjamin Johnson, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Fayetteville, Georgia.

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Clifton L. “Cliff” Merritt

Services for Clifton L. “Cliff” Merritt, 54, of Vidalia who died Monday, July 23rd at his home, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Vidalia with Rev. Bill McCullin officiating.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. at the church and for one hour immediately following the service.  Services are under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Vidalia. 

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July 24th

Billy Causey

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A military graveside service for Retired Staff Sgt. Billy Causey, age 75, will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10 AM at Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mr. Causey was born March 4, 1937 and passed away July 18, 2012
Mr. Causey was a lifelong hunter and fisherman and leaves this rich legacy to his sons, grandsons and great grandsons.

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Gladys Adams

Gladys Adams
(October 3, 1921 - July 23, 2012) It is with mixed emotions of sadness and joy that we announce the homegoing of our dear mother; Gladys Adams, age 90.

She was a resident of Bogalusa, LA and an active member of Ben's Ford Baptist Church until the last 20 years of her life. She was then a resident of Baton Rouge, LA where she was a loved member of Istrouma Baptist Church. She was an LPN who trained in the first class offered by the Vo Tech School in Bogalusa.

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July 20th

Doreen Robinson

Doreen Robinson 55, a native of Shreveport, LA passed 7-16-12. She is survivied by one son Ahkeen Robinson;  two daughters, Patina Willis and Tiffany (Jeremy) Brewster.  She will lay in state Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 10:00-12:00 PM. Service will begin at 12:00 PM at St. Mary Baptist Church 1114 Larson Road Ruston, LA.

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