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March 19th, 2018

Sandra Annette Mathewes McKneely

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Sandra Annette Mathewes McKneely
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mrs. Sandra Annette Mathewes McKneely, 79, of Ruston, Louisiana, will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM, at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, LA with Dr. Reggie Bridges and Brother Dale Olden officiating. Following the memorial service in the sanctuary, there will be a celebration of life reception in the fellowship hall.

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Vivian Bell Miller

Vivian Bell Miller, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 14, 2018. The funeral will be held at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs, MS, on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11am with internment at Harmony Cemetery with Rev. Dale Oden of Ruston, LA, and Rev. Joel Haire and Rev. Christ Teasley of Crystal Springs, MS, officiating. Pallbearers will be Larry Bell, Mark Bell, Tommy Bell and John Thomas Bell, all of Crystal Springs; Eddie Blick of Ruston, LA, and Adam Epperson. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements.

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March 16th

Christine Diane Hannibal

Funeral services for Christine Diane Hannibal, 50, of Victoria, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Interment will follow at Kilpatrick Memorial Gardens (formerly Pines Memorial). Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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March 15th

Delores Mignon Chadwick-Harris (née Norflis)

Delores Mignon Chadwick-Harris (née Norflis) passed away in her home Tuesday, March 13, at the age of 83. She was born in Ruston, LA, on May 14, 1934. In 1952 she graduated from Lincoln High School in Ruston then went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts in teaching from Tennessee State University in 1958 and her Master of Education in secondary education from Southern University in 1972. Delores was a gifted musician on the trumpet, cherished teacher of 30 years, respected church and community servant, and fierce protector of her loved ones. She joins her mother Iva B.

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Gloria Yvonne (Sunshine) Lee

Funeral services for Gloria Yvonne (Sunshine) Lee, 85, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Longstraw Baptist Church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Rev. Eddie Rushing will officiate. Interment will follow at Longstraw Cemetery in Choudrant. Visitation will be Friday, March 16 from 12-2 PM at the church just prior to the service.

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March 14th

Mikel Ray Miles

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Mikel Ray Miles, age 68 of Quitman, LA passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 16, 2018 at Hodge Baptist Church in Hodge, LA with Bro. Craig Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Quitman under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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March 13th

James “Jim” Gallagher

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James “Jim” Gallagher, age 75 of Ruston, was born on July 20, 1942, in Tallasee, Alabama and went to meet his Heavenly Father on March 11, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was born to James Gallagher, born in Glendowan Co. Donegal, Ireland and Leona Mixon Mayerle born in Dodson, Louisiana. His father was in the US Airforce and he was raised in several different parts of the country and in Germany. During his high school years he came to live in Ruston with his grandmother Lillie Mayerle.

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March 12th

James “Jim” Gallagher

James “Jim” Gallagher, age 75 of Ruston, was born on July 20, 1942, in Tallasee, Alabama and went to meet his Heavenly Father on March 11, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was born to James Gallagher, born in Glendowan Co. Donegal, Ireland and Leona Mixon Mayerle born in Dodson, Louisiana. His father was in the US Airforce and he was raised in several different parts of the country and in Germany. During his high school years he came to live in Ruston with his grandmother Lillie Mayerle.

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Harold M. Knotts

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Funeral services for Harold M. Knotts, 86, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Burkhalter Chapel of Trinity Methodist Church in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Hilbun, assisted by Rev. Leslie Stephens, will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, March 13 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Doris Woodard

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Funeral services for Doris Woodard, 88, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Rev. Lonnie Woodard will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM prior to the service at Kilpatrick's in Ruston.

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