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Archive - 2015 - Obituaries

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August 14th

William H. "Bill" Ross, III

Funeral services for Mr. William H. “Bill” Ross, III will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will follow at the Cook Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.
Mr. Ross was born January 1, 1946 in Ruston and passed away on August 8, 2015 in Ruston, LA.
He is survived by his children: Stephanie “Shae” Ross and William H. “Casey” Ross, IV.

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August 13th

MICHAEL WAYNE CALLENDER

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Michael Wayne Callender 65 of Urania, LA passed away Aug. 9th, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 9:00am Friday, August 14, 2015 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers in Jena, La. officated by Bro Johnnie Phillips pastor of First Baptist Church in Olla, La & Bro Dean Johnson of Old Pisgah Baptist Church in Marthaville, La. Visitation will be held at Hixson Brothers Jena, La on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 4 until 9pm.

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August 11th

Wilma Brazzel

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Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Brazzel, 82, of Ruston will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church in Choudrant, LA with Pastor Dwayne Monk officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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August 5th

Carolyn Lewis Locke

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On the evening of July 30, 2015, Carolyn Lewis Locke died peacefully of natural causes in her home with her loved ones nearby. Carolyn was born to Ruby and Vernon Cupp on March 18, 1917 in Ruston, LA. She was educated at local schools and was a graduate of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute. In 1940, she married her high school sweetheart, William Andrew Jackson (Billy) Lewis II, a recent graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Carolyn moved with him on his assignments to naval bases on the East and West Coasts.

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August 4th

Felton "Do-Dad" Thompson

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Funeral services for Felton "Do-Dad" Thompson, 78, of Monroe will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe with Rev. Paul Salinas and Rev. Betty Swanson officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Monroe, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.

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July 31st

Doris Ladner, “Aunt Dot”

Funeral services for Doris Ladner, “Aunt Dot”, age 99, of Ruston will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at The Presbyterian Church of Ruston. Officiating the service will be Bro. Stephen Boyd, assisted by Rev. Edith Hill. Interment will follow at Riser Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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July 29th

Melody Farmer Stewart

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Funeral Services for Melody Farmer Stewart, age 54, of Orange, Texas will be pm Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Alabama Presbyterian Church in Sibley, La. Rev. Kevin S. Daniel and wife Teresa Dugdale Daniel will officiate the service.

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Angela Ambrose Roshto

Funeral services for Angela Ambrose Roshto , age 50, of Ruston will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Larry Emory. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pineville under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mrs. Roshto was born April 26, 1965 and passed away July 27, 2015.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Ambrose; and her husband Randall Keith Roshto.

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Jane Holstead Smith

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Jane Holstead Smith
1937-2015
“From my window” began many Facebook posts by Jane Holstead Smith, as she gratefully described God’s creations unfolding their beauty before her gaze.  Jane departed this life in her Lincoln Parish home on July 23, 2015, at age 77, after a valiant battle with ALS.  Her gentle spirit, winning smile, and unwavering faith left an imprint on the hearts of all who loved her.  As we reflect upon Jane’s life, we ponder what she would say about her current view “from my window”…

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July 24th

JAMES E. MARTIN

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JAMES E. MARTIN
aka “Cold Pepper”
July 1, 1950 - July 11, 2015 died in Saginaw, Michigan
Services: Comfort Inn 1951 North Service Rd. E., Ruston, La. 71270, July 25th @ 11am. Mr. James Martin passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Saginaw Senior Care. Age 65 years. Services entrusted to Paradise Funeral Chapel 3100 S. Washington Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48601

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