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Archive - Feb 2012 - Obituaries

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February 16th

Clinton Lee Davidson

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Funeral services for Mr. Clinton Lee Davidson, age 89 of Dubach, will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, February 17, 2012 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Rev. Randy Ray and Bro. Don Stevens will be officiating the services. Burial will follow in Pines Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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James Thomas “Tommy” Gardner

James Thomas “Tommy” Gardner born January 1, 1929 to Adele & Howard Gardner here in Ruston, La. and died February 13, 2012 in North Richland Hills, Tx. at 2:30 p.m. His loving wife & family surrounding him at Manor Care Nursing Home. There was a short funeral service held this morning at 9:30 a.m. at Mt. Olivette Funeral Chapel in Ft. Worth Texas for Family and friends in the Community where he had resided for the past 19 yrs.

The body will arrive in Ruston for a full Military Honors graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday morning February 17 at the Cooktown cemetery here in Ruston.

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February 9th

Elvin David Pruit

Funeral services for Elvin David Pruitt, age 73, of Simsboro La. will be held at 11:00 AM, February 11, 2012 at Mount Calm Baptist Church in Simsboro La.  Officiating the service will be Rev. Fredrick Powell of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Mount Calm Baptist Church Cemetary under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home of Arcadia La.

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February 7th

Joe Carroll Backus

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A Celebration of His Life Memorial Service for Joe Carroll Backus, age 82, of Ruston, will be held at 10 a.m. February 11, 2012 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston, La. Dr. Mike Holloway will officiate the service.

Mr. Backus was born in Springdale, Arkansas on Dec. 25, 1929 and died on February 1, 2012 in Ruston, La.

Mr. Joe Backus graduated from Springdale High School in 1947, and then attended Monticello A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1960. He later graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Religious Education in 1962.

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February 5th

Sharon Shaffer Shepherd

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Funeral services celebrating the life of Sharon Shaffer Shepherd will be held Monday, February 6, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church with Reverend Wayne Howington and Reverend Ed Dilworth officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove United Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Shepherd passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012 at her home.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 5, 2012 from 5-8 pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

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Monroe Larry “Ish” Ingram, Jr.

Monroe Larry “Ish” Ingram, Jr. Aug. 11, 1936 - Dec. 19, 2011, graduated from Ruston HS and La Tech. He was a band director and lived many years in Longview, TX. His three children, David A. Ingram, Laurie Ingram Ebarb and Pattie Ingram Woytkewicz, all live in Texas. His brother, J. W. Ingram preceded him in death. He is survived by sisters Barbara Ferguson and Patricia Bailif and brother-in-law, Tommy Bailif.

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February 3rd

Frances G. Gates

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Funeral services for Frances G. Gates, age 86, of Dubach will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Dubach United Methodist Church. Officiating the service will be Bro. Don Lanier, Bro. Terry Ganey, and Bro. Richard Warmack. Interment will follow at Harmony Chapel Cemetery west of Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Gates was born July 29, 1925 and passed away February 2, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Gates; brother: David Owen and wife Nan; and nephew: Ken Hanks.

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James Waldon, Jr.

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James Waldon, Jr., affectionately known as “Peanut,” was born on November 14, 1939, in Lincoln Parish to the late Ruth Outley Waldon and the late James Waldon, Sr. He departed this life on January 27, 2012, at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

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February 2nd

Carolyn A. Middleton

Funeral services for Carolyn A. Middleton, age 86, of Richardson, TX formerly of Ruston, LA will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, February 3, 2012 at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Hulen Warren. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Middleton was born March 28, 1925 and passed away January 31, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Middleton; and son: George Donald Middleton.

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February 1st

Peggy Olivia Edmiston Taylor

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Peggy Olivia Edmiston Taylor, beloved mother, grand-mother, and great grandmother, departed this life at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge surrounded by her family. She was 86 and a native of Ruston. Mrs. Taylor was a retiree of Louisiana Tech, with 33 years of service, as  a supervisor in Food Services at Tolliver Hall. She was known for her gardening and delicious meals, but is best remembered for her dedication and care that she gave to those she loved.

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