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January 30th, 2018

Vivian Annett Wise

Vivian Annett Wise, born September 5, 1923, passed peacefully on January 14, 2018, at the age of 94 at Southland Care Center in Norwalk, CA, where she has been a resident for the past three years.
She is survived by her daughter, Deathra (Mike) Van Scoy of Cerritos, CA; her son, Burt (Eileen) Wise of Miramar Beach, FL; her daughter-in-law LaDean Wise; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son, Fred; her husband Bill; and her 10 siblings.

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January 26th

Gayle Voncile Canterbury Hood

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Gayle Voncile Canterbury Hood

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January 25th

Marilyn Bankston Strickland

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Marilyn Bankston Strickland, age 88 of Ruston, LA died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, LA. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday January 27, 2018 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston with Rev. Mark Strickland and Rev. Jeff Smart officiating. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery in Choudrant, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Dr. Robert Harris Ferrington

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Dr. Robert Harris Ferrington, 82, went to be with our Lord, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at his home in Ruston, LA. He was born to Sammy & Floriece Ferrington in Wisner, LA on June 22, 1935. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Dottie Louise Kirkland, on December 6, 1952. He earned the Bachelor of Music Education from Northwestern State University, the Master of Music Education from the University of Arkansas, and the Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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January 24th

Helen Marie Harrison Brown

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Celebration of Life Services for Sister Helen Marie Harrison Brown Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 am
Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church
619 Liberty Hill Road Simsboro, LA71275 Rev. Samuel Andrews, Pastor
Mrs. Helen Marie Harrison Brown was born to Ernest Harrison and Clara Malcolm on February 6, 1923 in Dubach, Louisiana. She was a member of Liberty Hill
Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school, Bible Study, and was President of the Mission Board. Helen married the late Alva Brown. Two children were born to this union…Alva

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January 19th

Martin Wade Toms

Mr. Martin Wade Toms, age 60 of Bienville, passed away suddenly at his residence on January 16, 2018. Mr. Toms was a forester for Weyehaeuser Forest Products. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of The Bridge Community Church in Ruston, La.

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January 17th

John Fowler

John Robert Fowler, Jr., born in Ruston, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge since 2010, passed away at his home on Saturday morning, January 13, 2018, at the age of 81. He was educated at Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State University at Starkville. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and another eight years in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He worked for the Louisiana State Tax Department then became Associate Professor of Computer Sciences at LA Tech Business School. His hobbies and interests included mechanics and fishing.

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January 12th

JoAnn Grafton

Funeral services for JoAnn W. Grafton, 80, of Ruston will be Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 PM until the service.

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January 10th

Edna Mae Melder

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Edna Mae Melder, age 86 of Ruston passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center. Mrs. Melder worked in the school system as a Cafeteria Manager.
Friends may visit with the family 5:00pm until 7:00pm Wednesday at Edmonds Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the Edmonds Chapel with Rev. Todd Free officiating. Interment will be in Caney Lake Baptist Church Cemetery.

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