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July 20th, 2018

Betty Burgess Colvin

Graveside services for Betty Burgess Colvin will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Colvin Memorial Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mrs. Colvin was born in Ruston, LA on September 1, 1930 and died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at her home. She was a graduate of Ruston High School and attended LA Tech until her marriage. She was employed as a secretary and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston.

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July 17th

Clyde Hunt

Clyde Lee Hunt, 83, of El Dorado passed away on Friday, April 13, at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home. He was born December 17, 1934 in Dubach, La. to the union of Jack Lee Hunt and Lucille Tanner Hunt.
In his younger years Clyde enjoyed softball and coaching Boys Club Baseball. An avid deer hunter and fisherman, he was a graduate of Louisiana Tech and retired from Lion Oil as an Accounting Supervisor at the age of 62.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Amy Jo Machen.

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July 12th

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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July 9th

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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June 29th

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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June 19th

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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June 15th

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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