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Archive - 2016 - Obituaries

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December 30th

Phillip Wayne May

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Phillip Wayne May passed peacefully from this life on December 26, 2016 after a short illness. Phil was born on October 13th, 1934 of Amelia Clark May and Phillip N. May at Smackover, Arkansas. Phil attended El Dorado High and joined the Air Force upon graduation. He left the Air Force in August of 1957 as a staff sergeant. After his military service, Phil attended Louisiana Tech University, graduating in 1965 with a degree in electrical engineering. Phil then went to work for the General Electric Company until his retirement.

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December 29th

Ms. Pearline Sawyer Fields

Ms. Pearline Sawyer Fields, 84 died December 23, 2016. Memorial Service are Dec. 30 at 11:00 am Woodlawn Baptist Church, Farmerville, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA

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Ms. Rosa Siah Brown

Ms. Rosa Siah Brown, 93 died December 20, 2016. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 29 at 4:30 pm at St. James Baptist Church, Minden, LA. Services are Friday Dec. 30 at 11:00 amSt. Rest Baptist Church, Minden, LA. Burial will follow at St. James Church Cemetery, Minden, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA

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Gloria D. Whitmore Goree

Gloria D. Whitmore Goree, 79 died December 25, 2016. Viewing will be Thursday, Dec. 29 at 2:00 pm at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Services are Friday Dec. 30 at 11:00 am at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Burial will follow at Mt. Harmony Church Cemetery, Ruston, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA.

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December 28th

PATRICIA "PAT" TOWNSEND

Patricia "Pat" Townsend of Ruston, a retired teacher, died Monday, December 26, 2016. Services are 11:00 AM Friday, December 30, 2016 at Squyres United Methodist Church in Ragley, LA. Visitation is from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston and 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Squyres United Methodist Church in Ragley, LA. Burial will follow in the Risinger Memorial Gardens in Ragley, LA.

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December 27th

Irma Orr McKee

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Irma Orr McKee passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, in Ruston, Louisiana. She was born June 30, 1926, in Glenmora, Louisiana to Jessie Lee Orr and Lonie Monroe Orr. She married the love of her life, Albert Gordon McKee, Jr. on August 9, 1947.

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Billy Doyle Ferguson

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Bernice, Louisiana - Billy Doyle “ Big Daddy “ Ferguson, age 82, of Bernice, LA passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 in West Monroe, LA. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the church. The burial will be at the Bernice City Cemetery.

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Inez Hall Harris

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Inez Hall Harris
Associate Professor Inez Hall Harris, 90, formerly of Grambling, Louisiana, died at home in Houston, Texas.
Funeral services for Professor Harris will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church at 124 Main Street in Grambling with Rev. Dr. Earl Griffin, Sr. officiating. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until noon on the same day at the church. Burial will be at Grambling Memorial Gardens.

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Bette Lois Heard Wallace

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Bette Lois Heard Wallace, 86, of Ruston died on December 23, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Joe Henry Wallace, her mother, Lois Barker Heard, and her father, Jessie Burkette Heard.

Bette was born in Ruston. She graduated from Ruston High School in 1947 and from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1951. She remained a lifelong, Ruston resident.

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Irma Orr McKee

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Irma Orr McKee passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, in Ruston, Louisiana. She was born June 30, 1926, in Glenmora, Louisiana to Jessie Lee Orr and Lonie Monroe Orr. She married the love of her life, Albert Gordon McKee, Jr. on August 9, 1947.

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