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La'Darrius Drayton

A memorial service for La'Darrius Drayton 35 is scheduled Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Miller Family Mortuary 706 Woodward Ave. La' Darrius
transitioned this life at his home, surrounded by a loving
family on July 4, 2018.

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Norman Dean Pumphrey

Norman Dean Pumphrey Obituary

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Ella Sue Gates Parker

Ella Sue Gates Parker
Ella Sue Gates Parker was born August 7, 1934, in Winnfield, LA and passed from this earth on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the age of 83 years. Visitation will be Monday, July 9th at First Baptist Church of Ruston, LA from 5-7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 10th at 10 a.m. at Lakeshore Baptist Church in Monroe with visitation with the family before the service. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe, LA.

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Glen Grayson Grigsby

A Celebration of Life for Glen Grayson Grigsby, 85, of Ruston, LA will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 (2 PM), at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Dr. Reggie Bridges and Rev. Dale Oden will officiate the service. A private family committal will be held under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Ruston. Visitation will be Friday, June 29, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Temple Baptist Church. Glen passed at his residence Wednesday, June 27, 2018. A life-long resident of Lincoln Parish, Glen was born September 6, 1932 in a home near Simsboro, Louisiana to Chester Poole Grigsby, Sr.

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Florine Verelle

On August 12, 1922, Florine Verelle was born and welcomed by her parents, Dr. Charles Smith and his wife, Clara, and her big brother Frellsen, who was already fourteen and a half years old. The family resided in Oak Grove, Louisiana, where Dr. Smith had practiced medicine for several years. Shortly before Florine was born, however, he had given up his medical practice and entered the evangelistic ministry. The family moved to Ruston in 1924 so that Frellsen could go to Tech. The move also gave Dr. Smith opportunity to start the Ruston Church of God in his family home.

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Joseph "Everett" Flowers

Joseph “Everett” Flowers, 69, died Saturday, June 16, 2018, surrounded by family at his home in Quitman, AR after a lengthy illness. Everett is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara Sue (Milligan) Flowers; his four children: Dena McDaniel, Jason Flowers, Robert Flowers, and Sarah Goodwin; three brothers: Marvin Flowers, Ray Flowers, and Allen Flowers; one sister, Deborah Jones; and seven beloved grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen (Barmore) Flowers; his father, Larance E. Flowers; his brother, Larry D.

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Hazel Greenwood Douglas

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Hazel Greenwood Douglas passed away on June 8, 2018, at 99 years old. Hazel was born on June 4, 1919. She was an educator for 50+ years and has educated thousands of students from day care to college. As a proud alumnus of the Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute, (Now Grambling State University), she served in multiple organizations within the Grambling community.

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Dr. Wendell Dawson Garrett, Jr.

Dr. Wendell Dawson Garrett, Jr.

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Stephanie Anne Wynne

With broken hearts, the family of Stephanie Anne Wynne announce that on Thursday, June 7 Stephanie passed away following a lengthy illness. Stephanie leaves to mourn her husband Robert (Bob) Wynne, beloved daughter Mary Elizabeth, mother Mary Bruss, sister Carolyn Bruss, and brother Stephen Bruss (Elizabeth), and extended family and friends in Canada and the United States. She was predeceased by her brother Donald and father Paul Bruss. The family extends heartfelt gratitude for the outstanding professionalism and compassion of the staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

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Marguerite Guice

Funeral services for Mrs. Marguerite Guice, age 89, are scheduled for 2 PM Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Bonita Road Baptist Church with Rev. Casey Johnson and Rev. Andy Myrick officiating. Interment will follow in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, LA.

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