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Archive - Oct 2012 - Obituaries

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October 18th

Bettye Joe Crawford Strahan

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettye Joe Crawford Strahan, age 85 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, October 19, 2012 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Reverend Darrell Strahan will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Weldon Cemetery in Bernice under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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October 17th

James H. (Jimmy) Ambrose

Funeral services for Mr. James H. (Jimmy) Ambrose, age 82, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Douglas United Methodist Church, Officiating the service will be Rev. Jeremy Jones. Interment will follow at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Ambrose was born August 17, 1930 and passed away October 16, 2012.

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October 16th

June Florene Mosley (Sugar)

Graveside services will be held for June Florene Mosley (Sugar), at 10:00 a.m., on October 16, 2012, at Campground Cemetery. Bro. Jackie Sutton will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, October 15, 2012.

Mrs. Mosley was born November 9, 1936, in Tempe, AZ, to Alvie and Dora Nottingham. She entered into rest on October 13, 2012, in Ruston.

Mrs. Mosley is preceded in death by her parents and brother Marrion Nottingham.

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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

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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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