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October 15th

Deborah Finch

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Mrs. Deborah Finch, age 51 of Simsboro, died Friday, October 12, 2012 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston following a lengthy illness.

Debbie served many years in Bienville and Lincoln Parish School Lunch Systems. She was a member of Clay United Methodist Church and will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Visitation was held 5:00PM until 8:00PM Saturday at Southern Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Funeral services were 2:00PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Les Webb officiating. Interment was at Driskill Memorial Cemetery on Driskill Mountain.

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October 14th

Mildred Barham Gay

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Funeral services for Mildred Barham Gay, 74 of Ruston will be 4:00PM Sunday, October 13, 2012 at New Prospect Baptist Church near Ruston with Rev. Mickey Manning officiating. Burial will follow in Unionville Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston. Mrs. Gay died Friday October 11, 2012 in Ruston.

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Daniel Neil Moon

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Funeral services celebrating the life of Daniel Neil Moon, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church, Dubach, Louisiana. Officiating will be Rev. Danny Baskin. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 13, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia. Neil was born January 5, 1932 in Ruston to Jefferson Davis and Willie Worthington Moon.

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Jeannie Marsh

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Jeannie Marsh, 61, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, PO Box 470773, Fort Worth, Texas 76147.

Jeannie was born Oct. 3, 1951, in Ruston, La. She grew up in River Oaks where she attended Castleberry High School, Class of 1969. She went on to attend Louisianna Tech Univeristy. Jeannie was a member of Burton Hills Baptist Church and had a love for nature and art.

Jeannie was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Paul and Maryann Driggers Walker.

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October 12th

Mr. William Edward “Ed” Drewry

Graveside services for Mr. William Edward “Ed” Drewry, age 53, of Farmerville will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday October, 13, 2012 at St. Rest Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mr. Drewry was born October 6, 1959 Vicenza, Italy and passed away October 10, 2012 in Monroe, LA following a lengthy illness.

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October 10th

Jerry Bryan Cobb


Jerry Bryan Cobb, 48, passed away on October 9, 2012 at his home in Ruston, La. after a courageous battle with melanoma. Born on April 17, 1964 in Ruston, La., he has lived most of his life in Ruston but also lived briefly in Monroe, Houston, Metairie, La. and Little Rock, Ark. before always returning to his beloved Ruston.

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Carolyn Sue Thompson Brannon

Carolyn Sue Thompson Brannon, 66, of Ruston, Louisiana, passed away on October 6, 2012 after an extended illness.

Born September 21, 1946 in Dallas, Texas, Carolyn was a joy to her parents, Ruby and Bernice Thompson. In 1987 she was married to David Brannon and they made their home in Ruston, Louisiana. Carolyn was a licensed beautician and also served as her husband’s right hand at their business, Holstead’s Inc., for fourteen years. She enjoyed shopping and cooking but her most cherished interest was being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

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October 9th

Maxine Walker Moore

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Funeral services for Maxine Walker Moore will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Dale Oden and Rev. Bill Ichter. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

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October 8th

Mary Edith Thurmon Freudendorf

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Mary Edith Thurmon Freudendorf, born February 9, 1917, passed peaceably to meet her Lord on October 4, 2012 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Chester M. Freudendorf; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. John W. Thurmon of Ruston, and her brothers, Lt. John W. Thurmon, Jr. and William Cann Thurmon.

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Maureen Ann Davis Johnson

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Maureen Ann Davis Johnson, 72, of Ruston, Louisiana went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, October 6, 2012, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. A private burial will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Pines Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Reverend Jerry G. Hilbun of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Following the burial, the family will be receiving visitors from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at Trinity United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 A.M. at the church.

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