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December 30th

Frances Ruth Henry Scray

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Frances Ruth Henry Scray, a resident of Williston, VT, and former long-time resident of Ruston, LA, passed away on December 20th in Williston, VT.

Fran Scray was born August 16, 1926, in Arcadia, LA, to the late Louannie and Herman L. Henry, Sr. She was a teacher and a skilled seamstress, tailor, and knitter.

After graduation from Louisiana Tech University in 1947, she taught mathematics in Louisiana public high schools before teaching electronics and ground radar systems at Keesler AFB in Mississippi, where she met her future husband. In 1952 she was married to Eugene J. Scray Jr.

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Delanie Luther Colvin

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Funeral services for Delanie Luther Colvin, age 88, of Dubach, Louisiana, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, December 31, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Dubach. Officiating the service will be Rev. Barry Joyner. Interment will follow at Unionville Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Colvin was born January 18, 1924 and passed away at his home December 28, 2012 following a lengthy illness.

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H. L. Henry, Jr.

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Funeral services for H. L. Henry, Jr., 94, of Ruston, LA will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston, on December 31st, at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in Pines Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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James Michael Kelly

James Michael Kelly died of Cancer on December 25, 2012 at his home in Ruston, LA. Mike was born in Tallahassee, Florida on May 19, 1956.

He was a graduate of Ruston High School, prior to his death he was a resident of Austin, Texas
He was predeceased by his father, Ed Kelly, Jr and paternal and maternal grandparents.

He is survived by his mother, Gloria Hayes; brother: Ron Kelly of Ruston; and sister: Kathy Kelly of Henderson, Texas; nephews; John Kelly of Baton Rouge and Cory Campbell of Henderson, Texas.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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December 28th

Cindy Ceney

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Funeral services for Mrs. Cindy Ceney, 60, will be 2 pm Saturday at the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday 5pm until 8pm.

Mrs. Ceney was a resident of Ruston, manager of Soap Opera Ruston, attended the Baptist Faith. Her passion was making floral arrangements and she was an avid reader.

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December 27th

Kyle David Richardson

A Celebration of Life will be held for Kyle David Richardson, Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Methodist Church Burkhalter Chapel. Kyle lived and worked in Atlanta, Ga. when he went to be with the Lord December 4, 2012, and he was the son of Mary Richardson and the late Joe Richardson. Thank you God for sharing Kyle with us and now we take comfort in knowing he is home with You.

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December 26th

Donald Ray Hoenke

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Donald Ray Hoenke, age 68 died unexpectedly Thursday, December 20, 2012 the result of a heart attack incurred while helping a stranger fix a flat tire. To those who knew him know that Donnie was a faithful friend, compassionate even to strangers, and there for anyone in need. He grew up in Fryberg, Louisiana to parents Nellie Fay Hoenke and Arthur Edward Hoenke. His parents and sister Kay Culpepper preceded him in death.

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Mark O. Holtzclaw

Funeral Services for Mr. Mark O. Holtzclaw, age 77 of Ruston, will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Mineral Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Greg Tipton and Rev. M.F. Copeland will officiate with burial to follow in the Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

Mr. Holtzclaw was born in Farmerville, LA on August 20, 1935 and passed away in Ruston, LA on December 22, 2012 following a brief illness.

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December 23rd

Marcelle Thurmon McGuire

Funeral services for Marcelle Thurmon McGuire, 89 of Dubach will be 3pm Sunday, December 23, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Dubach with Rev. Todd Free officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. McGuire died Thursday, December 20, 2012 in Ruston.

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December 21st

Dorothy Saline Castle

Funeral services for Dorothy Saline Castle, 79, formerly of Ruston, will be 2PM Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Anchor Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Choudrant. Burial will follow in Longstraw Cemetery near Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Castle went to be with Jesus Thursday, December 20, 2012.

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