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December 14th

Brother Jamal Antonio Harbor

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Brother Jamal Antonio Harbor, 17
Brother Jamal brought joy and laughter to everyone he came in contact with. He impacted both young and old with his sense of humor, spirit, and courage. He loved spending time with family, friends, and his beloved dogs Polo and Chanel.

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December 13th

Mary Ann McKinnie Eley

Mary Ann McKinnie Eley, age 68, of Ruston entered into her heavenly reward, passing from this life 16-days after suffering a stroke while at her home on November 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston. Rev. Dr. Michael Hawley will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Unionville Cemetery, south of Dubach, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation services were held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

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December 12th

Harry Marvin “Bud” Morrison

Harry Marvin “Bud” Morrison, 76, of Choudrant, LA passed away on December 10, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Longstraw Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Brother Gerald Nelson and Brother Brad Jones will officiate.

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Virginia Tinsley

Memorial services for Virginia Tinsley, 97, of Bernice, LA , will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Bernice, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Rev. Charles Malone will officiate. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 12:00 PM at the church.

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Darline Grafton

Funeral services for Darline Grafton, 95, of Bernice, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Pisgah Baptist Church in Bernice. Bro. Jeff Hurst and Bro. Eric Harkins will officiate. Interment will follow at Pisgah Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 12:00 PM at the church.

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December 11th

Swedie W. Rutledge

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Swedie W. Rutledge was born to Ollie and Lora Weary on January 24,1925 in Mississippi. She was the second daughter to be born to Ollie and Lora. While in Mississippi, Swedie went to elementary school and completed four years of high school at the Marion County Training School in columbia , Mississippi. Upon her graduartion from Marion County Training School, she attended Southern University at Baton Rouge, La, and earned a B.S.

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Judith Elizabeth Talbert Perritt

Judith Elizabeth Talbert Perritt
“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.” Philippians 1:9
On the day of her birth, March 3, 1922, at the Oaks Plantation in Keatchie, LA, Judith's grandmother picked up a pencil and marked this verse in her Bible with an “X” and declared it, “Judith's verse” at the bottom of that same page. This was her life verse, the one that was prayed over her, and her love did indeed abound.

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December 7th

Colonel (Ret.) Jack N. Humphries

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Colonel (Ret.) Jack N. Humphries was born on May 25, 1935 in Oak Grove, LA. Mr. Humphries died December 6, 2017 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston after a brief illness. His visitation will be at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5-7 PM. The funeral services will be on December 9 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston. A coffee hour will begin at 9:00 AM with the funeral service to follow at 10:00 AM.

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December 5th

Johnnie Faye Goolsby

Funeral services for Mrs. Johnnie Faye Goolsby, age 85 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Rock Corner Baptist Church near Dubach with Rev. Larry Bullock officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Corner Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Eugene Scray

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Eugene James Scray Jr., 87, of Campton, New Hampshire, passed away on Sunday December 3, 2017, at home in Campton, New Hampshire with his loving wife, Patricia Webster Scray and his son at his side. Eugene was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on March 24, 1930, to Eugene and Anna (Baumeister) Scray. Eugene was raised and attended school in Bound Brook, New Jersey.

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