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Dorothy Grafton Jarmon
Services for Dorothy Grafton Jarmon, 85, of Dubach will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2002 at the Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Lee assisted by Dr. Connie Ward officiating. Interment will follow in Fellowship Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Jarmon died Friday November 15 in Ruston following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Jarmon was a longtime member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband Milton Jarmon; mother and father Ben and Becky Grafton; son-in-law Clayton Barham; grandson Charles Poole; three sisters; and six brothers. Survivors include three daughters, Jo Ann Barham of Dubach, Mildred Doss and husband Lester of Dubach, and Rebecca Poole and husband Otis of Mt. Gilead, N.C. Other survivors include seven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Fannie Grafton of San Antonio, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Ted Knowles, Jr., Terry Knowles, Bill Knowles, Jimmy Hammons, Henry Watts, and Chris Harper. Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church or the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002 at Fellowship Baptist Church.

Thomas Maxwell Williams
Services for Mr. Thomas Maxwell Williams, 78, of Ruston will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 17, at Emmanuel Baptist Church of Ruston with Rev. Michael Hawley officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Williams died Saturday, November 15, 2002, at Lincoln General Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a retired building superintendent from Lincoln Builders. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his wife Dolly Aulds Williams. Survivors include his son, Tom Williams and his wife Bobbie of West Monroe; his daughter, Judy Jones and her husband Dr. Charles (Ed) Jones of Plano, Texas; one brother, Jim Williams of Choudrant; one sister, Kathleen Baker of Douglas; and two grandchildren, Katie and Kelly Williams of West Monroe. Pallbearers will be Brooks Bryant, Ronny Graham, Danny Graham, Scott Thompson, K.D. Williams and Steve Baker. Honorary pallbearers include L/Cdr Wiley Isom of Shelbyville, Tenn., Cpl George Stuber of Concord Twnshp, Ohio and Cpl Gary Hess of Waldport, Ore.

William H. Sumrall
Services for Mr. William H. Sumrall, age 80, of Senatobia, Mississippi, were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2002, at Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston, LA, with Rev. Carlton Vance officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Mr. Sumrall died Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, after a lengthy illness. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Lafayette, LA, and was a retired Sales Engineer. Also, he was a 1951 graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a B.A. degree. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and veteran of the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Doris Childers Sumrall. Survivors include mother-in-law Harriet W. Childers of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, William Henry Sumrall III, of Senatobia, Miss., and Gary P. Sumrall and wife Sue of Collierville, Tenn.; one daughter-in-law, Dianne Sumrall of Ebenezer, Miss.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, James E. Sumrall, Barney J. Sumrall and Mickey H. Sumrall; one sister, Mary Sumrall Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lafayette, LA. Building Fund.

Anita Mundt Bell
Memorial services for Anita Mundt Bell, 87, of Ruston, LA will be held Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the Burkhalter Chapel, Trinity United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Fred Wideman. Ruston services will be under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Private graveside services will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Sarpy County, Nebraska. Mrs. Bell died Friday, November 8, 2002 in Ruston after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Bell, the second child of seven children, was born to George and Alma Nielsen Mundt, and reared in Nebraska. The Bells retired to Ruston in 1974. Mrs. Bell attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and Louisiana Tech University. She was a leader and an active member of the United Methodist Women, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Order of the Eastern Star, Women's Department Club, and the Ruston Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers George and Herbert; husband of over sixty years, Ronald Edwin Bell; and grandson, Stanley Bell. Survivors include sons, Gregory Bell and wife Pearl, Stuart Bell and wife Connie, and Lawrence Bell; daughter Ronita and husband Charles Sylvestor; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Schobert, Ida Klockner, and Emily Bowling; and brother, Arthur Mundt. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Dr. Jill Bordelon, the nurses at Lincoln General Hospital, Betsy Teuton and the G.R.A.C.E. Network of Trinity Church for their loving care of Mrs. Bell. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Kelly Jane Gipson Boley
Kelly Jane Gipson Boley, 36, died Sunday, September 29, 2002 in Burlington, NC. A native of Longview, Texas, she was the wife of Kelly L. Boley and the daughter of C. Stuart and Jeanie Allan Ferrell of Tucson, Arizona. Kelly was a 1984 graduate of Cedar Creek School in Ruston, LA. Kelly is also survived by her two sons, Zachary and Jacob Apke and their father, Pat; her sister Katey Gipson Colussy and husband Mike of Tucson, AZ; a half sister, Donna LeBreton of Austin, TX; a step-brother, John Ferrell; her grandmother, Mary Jane Allan; Memorials may be made to an educational fund for Zachary and Jacob Apke in care of Mrs. Stuart Ferrell, 6512 E. Brian Kent, Tucson, Arizona 85710.

Mrs. Gertie Wright Owens
Funeral services for Mrs. Gertie Wright Owens, 88, of Ruston, will be held at the Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Bro. Larry Emory and Bro. Perry Lassiter. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation is from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Owens passed away on November 12, 2002 at her home after a short battle with cancer. She was born January 21, 1914 in Vernon Parish, LA. Mrs. Owens was a grocery store owner for some 38 years in Ruston. She took over the grocery business which her father had built and run for several years before. It was known as Wright's Grocery and many of her customers and friends called her "Mrs. Wright". She worked hard and helped many other families with credit and family needs over the years. She played a great part in the life of the community while in the grocery store. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church for many years and when she retired she moved her membership to Southside Baptist Church to be a part of her community. There she was a member of the Golden Circle Sunday School class and helped on many committees when needed. She served as Benevolent Chairman for a number of years and helped visit the homebound. She was also a member of the Woodmen of the World, and took great pride in attending LA Tech University for the exercise and swimming classes until the last four years. Mrs. Owens was preceded in death by her father, F. Z. Wright, mother Dora Clinton Wright, brothers Edward "Slim" Wright and Charlie Wright, her sister Ora Lee Wright, granddaughter Rhonda Ann Irby and one infant grandson. Mrs. Owens leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Ireta Irby and Allera Lee and her husband Revis; one son, Donnie Owens and wife Maria, all of Ruston, LA; seven grandchildren, James R. Irby of Houston, TX, William R. Irby and wife Min of Colorado Springs, CO, DeAnn Irby of Houston, TX, Donna Stewart and husband Richard of Marlow, OK, Paula Smith and husband Joey of Ruston, LA, Richard Lee and wife Ashley of Pineville, LA and Patrick Lee of Dallas, TX; and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, great grandsons, and friends. Any memorials may be given to Southside Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Gloria B. McGuire
Gloria B. McGuire, age 75, of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2002. She was born on April 18, 1927 to Bessie and Harvey Boyd in Ruston, Louisiana. She married Lee W. McGuire, Sr. on June 22, 1946 while attending Louisiana Tech University. She graduated from Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi and taught elementary school for over 20 years. She was a member of Retired Teachers Association, CPA wives club, Reserve Officers wives club (ROAL), Republican Women, Christian Business Women's group, and Phi Mu Sorority. She volunteered with cub scouts and camp fire girls in early years, Memorial Hospital for many years, and at Driscoll Children's Hospital. She belonged to Church of Christ South and participated in the Piecemakers Quilting group which makes baby quilts for hospitalized babies. She loved children. Her hobbies included playing the piano and sewing. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Lee W. McGuire, Sr.; son, Lee McGuire, Jr. (Lesli) of Alice, Texas; daughter, Donna Baker (Jim), Woodsboro, Texas; grandchildren, Marshall Baker (Christi), Beau Baker (Rachel), John McGuire, Andrea McGuire, and Ashley McGuire; two great grandchildren, Brandon and Brent Baker. Visitation was held on Monday, November 11, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Seaside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunny Glen Children's Home, Medina Children's Home or Christian Homes of Abilene.

Carl W. Ballard, Sr.
Services for Carl W. Ballard, Sr., 56, of Clay, LA were held Monday, November 11, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel, Jonesboro, with Bro. Jim Manning and Rev. Jerry Dark, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Old Saline Cemetery, Highway 9, under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Ballard died Friday, November 8, 2002 at Christus Shumpert. He was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his father, Clemont W. Ballard. Survivors include his wife, Nelda Ballard of Clay, LA; his mother, Pearl E. Ballard of Jonesboro, AR; five sons, Barry Ballard and wife Tracie of Jonesboro, LA, Jacob Ballard and Jeremy Ballard, both of Vilonia, AR, Justin Ballard and wife Alanda of Quitman, LA and Wes Ballard and wife Jane of Jonesboro, AR; one daughter, Dina Powers and husband Jay of Jonesboro, AR; one brother, Alvin Ballard and wife Jackie of Jonesboro, AR; two sisters, Geneva Phillips and Louise Ratcliff and husband Everett, all of Jonesboro, AR; and two step daughters, April Coleman and husband Clint of Farmerville, LA and Shelley Spivey and husband Tony of Jonesboro, LA. He was also survived by sixteen grandchildren. Pallbearers were Lynn Blackstock, Barry Ballard, Ray Blackstock, Jay Powers, Wes Ballard and Clint Coleman. Honorary pallbearers were Coastal Chemical employees.

Dollie Tubbs Meares
Services for Dollie Tubbs Meares, 87, of Hico, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2002 in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Barry Joyner. Interment will be in Henry Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Meares died Sunday, November 10, 2002 in Ruston, LA following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Meares was a native of Hico, having lived in Ringgold and then Ruston the past few years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ringgold. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Tubbs, and by her second husband, W. H. Meares, and by her daughter, Sandra Tubbs. Survivors include three daughters, Billie Jean Jenkins and husband Billy and Claire Caver, all of Dubach, and Patsy Franklin and husband David of Saudi Arabia; one son, Curtis Tubbs and wife Jaquatta of Ruston; one sister, Minnie Mae Williams of Ruston; eight grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Monday, November 11, 2002 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

George O. "Sonny" Norris, III
Memorial services for George O. "Sonny" Norris, III, 58, of Thibodaux, LA, will be held Friday, November 8, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in Landry's Funeral Home, Thibodaux, LA. Mr. Norris died November 4, 2002. He was a native of Longview, TX. He was a retired Assistant Professor of English at Nicholls State University for 32 years, and also a member of Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department reserves (8 years) and full time (2 years). He was preceded in death by grandparents, George and Callie Norris and Emmett Clark and Elise Baylis. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Hoffmann Norris; his parents, George and Robinette Norris; two daughters and sons-in-law, Leigh and Mike Chandler and Laura and Chris Fisher; one step daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Alexander Crighton; grandchildren, Clint and Clay Chandler and Callie Fisher; one sister and brother-in-law, Deborah N. and Charles F. Hightower; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Mollie Hoffmann; and God sons, Heath and Seth Hightower. Arrangements are under the direction of Landry's Funeral Home, Inc. of Thibodaux, LA.

Lucille E. Brewster
Services for Mrs. Lucille E. Brewster, 80, of Monroe, LA were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2002 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Monroe, LA. Officiating was Rev. Steve Fowler and Rev. Warren Eckhardt. Interment was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Ruston, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe, LA. Mrs. Brewster was born October 10, 1922 in Ruston, LA and passed away November 5, 2002 at Saint Francis Medical Center, Monroe, LA. She was retired from South Central Bell, a member of the Telephone Pioneers and North Monroe Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles Brewster of Monroe, LA; one sister, Ebond Smelley and husband Billy of Ruston, LA; one brother, Robert Earl Evans and wife Maxine of Ruston, LA; one sister-in-law, Mary June Mendias of San Antonio, TX; and several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews and one great great niece.

Sarah Lorena Roberts Ezell
Sarah Lorena Roberts Ezell died October 31, 2002 at the age of 93 in San Antonio, TX, where she had recently moved to be near her daughter. Born in Jena, LA on August 25, 1908 to John Wallace Roberts and Mary Vena Powers, she was a teacher like her father and many other members of the family. She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings: James Dudley Roberts, Zula Mary Roberts Love, Roberta Mary Roberts Jones, Hilma Rae Roberts, William Woodrow Roberts and Margaret Elizabeth Roberts Kay. Mrs. Ezell is survived by her husband of 68 years, Roy Willie Ezell; her daughter, Hilma Ezell Nelson, son-in-law Robert Nelson of Montgomery, AL and daughter, Patricia Ezell and Ernest Gerlach of San Antonio. Lorena graduated from Jena High School in 1926 and entered LA Polytechnic Institute in Ruston, LA, where she obtained a 2-year teaching certificate. Teaching for six years, she stopped work when she married Roy W. Ezell in 1934 in Chicago, IL, who was surveying the border between the U. S. and Canada. Married women were not allowed to continue teaching. After World War II, the family lived in Ruston, LA for 54 years. Mrs. Ezell was a substitute teacher in the public schools, a member of Trinity Methodist Church, the Arts Club, the Eastern Star, President of WSCS/United Methodist Women, and an active member of the Ruston Chrysanthemum Society. She was a Sunday School teacher, a Scout leader, and in her later years a volunteer at the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home. With a deep love of growing flowers, she frequently exhibited prize-winning chrysanthemums, and became a judge at local and regional shows. She and her husband loved to travel and upon his retirement from Chevron Oil Company, traveled throughout the United States as well as several European countries. A very loving and devoted wife and mother, she brought joy to the lives of those she touched. The memories of her will be treasured by all who knew her. A memorial service was held Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Porter Loring North Chapel, San Antonio, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home, PO Box 929, Ruston, LA 71273-9976. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the guest book at by selecting the Sign and View Family Guestbook icon. Arrangements were under the direction of Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232, (210) 495-8221.

Loree Shelby
On October 30, 2002 the spirit of Loree Shelby passed on to A Better Place. Born on October 14, 1909 in Simsboro, LA, Loree enjoyed a long and productive life. Upon the death of her husband, Harvey Bell, in 1957, she began work as a salesperson at Lewis & Co. in their Youth Shop. Her love of people, and especially children served her well in this career. She "retired" after 25 years, and continued on a part-time basis for several more years. She was one of the earliest members of Temple Baptist Church and her faith gave her comfort throughout her life. Mrs. Shelby was preceded in death by both her children, Wayne Shelby and Ann Scott. She is survived by her sister, Margie DeFreese of Ruston; grandchildren, Michael Cowan of Dallas, Patti Herrington of Jackson, Tracy Shelby of Kansas City, Bryant Shelby of Alexandria, and Renee Motto of New Orleans; four great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. "MaMaw, we already miss you but we know you are happy in Heaven with your loved ones who have gone before." Services for Mrs. Shelby will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2002 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Dale Oden. Burial will be in Simsboro Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Family will receive friends Friday, November 1, 2002 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Joe Null
Services for Mr. Joe Null, 72, of Ruston, LA will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 1, 2002 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston, with Dr. Wilton Wall officiating. Interment will be in Cook Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Mr. Null died Wednesday, October 30, 2002 as a result of an automobile accident. He was a member of Simsboro First Baptist Church, and was a retired carpenter. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Marie Null of Ruston, LA; two daughters, Lori Rash, and Jodie Alexander and her husband Hank, all of Ruston, LA; and four grandchildren, Clay, Kelli, Hope and Alison, all of Ruston, LA. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2002 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

James Albert Everding
James Albert Everding of Ruston died Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at Overton Brooks Veterans Hospital, Shreveport. Mr. Everding is survived by his wife, Iris Marie Everding; two daughters, Judy Ann Walters of Choudrant and Nancy Jo Tygart of Ruston; two sons, James Allen Everding, Lindale, TX and Timothy Alan Everding of Gibsland; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; and a host of friends. Memorial services will be held at South Parkway Worship Center, 3000 S. Vienna, Ruston, at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 1, 2002. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts be sent to Medical Missionary to Nicaragua: Sue Young #65041, c/o 1PHC World Missions Ministries, P. O. Box 12669, Oklahoma City, OK 73157-2609.

Kelly Copeland Moore
Funeral services for Kelly Copeland Moore, 40, of Bernice, LA were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 28, 2002 at Bernice United Methodist Church. Rev. Johnny Atkins and Rev. Woodie Reeder officiated at the service. Interment was in Pisgah Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Moore died Friday, October 26, 2002 in Ruston as the result of an automobile accident. Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Kelly Copeland. Survivors include her husband, Jeffery Moore of Bernice; five children, Amanda Farris of Ruston, Jessica Farris, Tyler Farris, Emily Moore and Bethany Moore, all of Bernice, LA; mother, Patricia R. Copeland of Ruston, LA; one sister, Michele Kolb and husband Michael of Ruston; nieces and nephew, Michael Lee, Meagan, Mallory and Meredith; her grandmother, Loy Inez Reeder of Bernice; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were Michael Kolb, Michael Lee Kolb, Leo Reeder, Brandon Reeder, Daniel Stewart and Teddy Cox.

Lester M. Terrell
Services for Lester M. Terrell, 77, of Simsboro, LA will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2002 in the Memorial United Methodist Church of Simsboro. Officiating will be Rev. Stuart Sherman. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery in Simsboro with Masonic Graveside Rites under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Terrell died Thursday, October 24, 2002 in Ruston, LA as a result of a heart attack. Mr. Terrell was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church of Simsboro. He was a member of the Simsboro Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, and Eastern Star. He was retired from T. L. James Co. after 34 years of service. Mr. Terrell served in the U. S. Army during WW II. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Ann Terrell. Survivors include his wife, Marie Terrell of Simsboro; one daughter, Katherine Terrell Shubert and husband Roy of Simsboro; one son, James Lester Terrell of Simsboro; grandchildren, Andrew Schubert, Dr. Daniel Schubert, M. D., Jennifer Schubert, John Tabor and David Schubert; and great grandchildren, Kayla Schubert and Danielle Schubert. Memorials may be made to the Memorial United Methodist Church of Simsboro. Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 26, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m at the funeral home.

Johnny Dee Johnson
Memorial services for Johnny Dee Johnson, 54, of Portland, OR (formerly of Ruston, LA) will be held at Willamette National Cemetery on October 25, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Oregon Cremation. Mr. Johnson died October 19, 2002 following complications from respiratory failure. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Linda Johnson; two step-sons and one step-daughter, Jason Shoap, Robin Shoap, and David Shoap and wife Hilary, all of Portland, OR; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol Ann and Andy Bracknell of Keatchie, LA and Mary Lou and Herbert Grubb of Shreveport, LA; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jimmy and Donna Johnson of Arcadia, LA and Shelton (Hudi) Johnson of Ruston, LA. Memorials may be made to the American Legion.

Haley Hegwood Austin
Funeral services for Haley Hegwood Austin, 89, of Mineral Springs Community, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 21 at the Mineral Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hughes and the Rev. Doug White officiating. Interment will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Austin died Saturday, October 19 in Ruston, LA following a lengthy illness. Born December 8, 1912, Mrs. Austin was originally a native of Mississippi having lived in the Mineral Springs Community since 1950. She was a longtime active member of the Mineral Springs Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Otto Austin; son Otto Rudolph Austin; brother Frank Hegwood; and parents Minnie Vinzant and Walter Franklin Hegwood. Survivors include daughters, Celeste Franklin and husband Bully of Dubach, Celia Glass and husband Bobby of Homer; sons Mark Austin and wife Jean of Choudrant, Walter Austin and wife Jean of Homer; Jim Austin and wife Mary of Ruston; sister Dora Bruce of Utah; sister-in-law Edith Hegwood of Oklahoma; grandchildren Mike and Cathy Franklin, Wayne and Pam Franklin, Cathy and Steve Carrico, Dianne Kelley, Debbie and Keith Williamson, Danny and Suzette Austin, Mickey and Bridgette Fitzgerald, Dennis and Kayla Austin, Pam Driskell, Todd and Angela Austin, Kim and Kenny Adams. Mrs. Austin is also survived by 26 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends. Pallbearers will be Mike Franklin, Wayne Franklin, Dennis Austin, Steve Carrico, Todd Austin, Danny Austin and Phillip Ware. Visitation will be October 20 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Walter Smith
Funeral services for Walter Smith, age 60, of Bernice will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 20 at Pisgah Baptist Church near Bernice with Bros. A.W. Smart and M.F. Copeland officiating. Interment will be in Pisgah Cemetery. Mr. Smith, an oil field worker, died Friday, October 18. He is preceded in death by parents Rufus and Elinor Smith and two brothers Emery Smith and Robert Smith. Survivors include his wife Mary K. Smith of Bernice; two sons, Kevin Smith and wife Patty of Homer and Ronnie Smith also of Homer; two daughters, Kelli Grafton of Bernice and Melissa Aulds and husband Robert of El Dorado, Ark.; five brothers, Clyde Smith, Bobby Smith, Junior Smith, Clifford Smith and Earl Smith; three sisters, Ludie Trahan, Belle Rice and Janice Comeaux; eleven grandchildren, Kevin, Britian, Brent, Brett, Callie, Wesla Smith and Amber and Angela Grafton, Hannah and Hayden Aulds and Blade Smith. Pallbearers will be Eric Harkins, Aaron Boyett, Tim Bo Kelley, Larry Reeves, Billy McIntosh, Ben Stewart and Kent Boyett.

Dorthy Lee Smith Horton
Services for Mrs. Dorthy Lee Smith Horton, 59, of Ruston, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2002 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Officiating will be Hudey Beaubouef. Burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery near Quitman under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Mrs. Horton died Thursday, October 17, 2002 at Willis-Knighten North in Shreveport, after a lengthy illness. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Reggie Horton; one son, Keith Horton and wife Janet of Simsboro; three daughters, Cindy Cross and husband Jerry of Shreveport, Kimberly Bowers and husband Darrell of Dubach, and Robin Lane and husband Scott of Bossier City; four brothers; six sisters; eleven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a special uncle, Ezra Smith of Hodge; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Richard Elmer Pilgreen
Services for Richard Elmer Pilgreen, 67, of Dubach, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2002 in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Michael Hawley assisted by Rev. Ricky Walters. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Pilgreen died Thursday, October 17, 2002 in Shreveport, LA following a brief illness. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Hico. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Pilgreen of Dubach, LA; four daughters, Valarie Cain and husband Wayne of Houston, TX, Katie Kimbell and husband Donnie of Ruston, LA, Melissa Young and husband Faron of Conroe, TX and Sheila Needham and husband Charles of Mena, AR; one son, Clay Pilgreen and wife Renee of Ruston, LA; grandchildren, Jeremy and Lindsay Lunsford, Phillip and Joey Needham, Bobby Brown, Raegan Pilgreen and Carrie Hill; one great grandchild, Natalie Hill; one sister, Barbara McKinney of Houston, TX; a special cousin, James Morrow of Ruston, LA; our special daughter, Patricia Herbert of Dubach, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relations. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the Crew of the Highlines Construction Co. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church or to the Church of the Apostle. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 18, 2002 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Alan Lamar Harrison
Services for Mr. Alan Lamar Harrison, 43, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2002 in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel, West Monroe, LA. Officiating will be Dr. David Uth. Interment will be in Pines Memorial Park Cemetery, Ruston, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe, LA. Mr. Harrison died Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at his residence. Mr. Harrison was born on February 20, 1959 in Jackson, MS. He lived in Jackson, MS, Baldwin, MS, Mobile, AL, and Athens, TN before moving to West Monroe in 1998. He was the owner of A. L. Harrison Remodel Contracting. Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Smith-Harrison; daughters, Melissa, Crystal and Angela, all of Mobile, AL; one step-son, Jared Fallin of Ruston, LA; parents, Helen and Lamar Harrison of Mobile, AL; mother-in-law, Mary Lou Thom of Sweetwater, TN; father-in-law, M. L. Smith, Jr. of Ruston, LA; sisters, Marty Chambers of Sweetwater, TN, Vicki Bradley of Baldwin, MS and Gail Jones of Mt. Vernon, AL; very special friends, Christi Farrar of West Monroe and Lane Nations of Ruston. Pallbearers will be Marvin Crain, Jim Mouk, Clint Cooper, Scott Martin, Lennis Chambers and Jimmy Jones. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. until service time Friday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. The family would like to thank the staff of Summit Hospital and Glenwood Hospice for their care and support.

E. Ann Popwell
Services for E. Ann Popwell, 32, of Farmerville, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2002 in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville. Officiating will be Rev. Wayne Whiteside. Burial will be in Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Linville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mrs. Popwell died Saturday, October 12, 2002 in Farmerville, LA. Ann was of the Baptist faith, was a loving wife, mother and daughter. She was employed by North East Oil and Gas as a store manager. Survivors include her husband, Larry Popwell, Jr.; three sons, Christopher Russell, Nickolas Gray and William Dale Popwell, all of Farmerville, LA; parents, George and Sabrinia Green of Dubach, LA and Carol and Bill Avant of Farmerville; mother and father-in-law, Larry Sr. and Brenda Popwell of Farmerville, LA; half sister, Wendy Michelle Hinton and husband Matt of Downsville, LA; two step-sisters, Jennifer Livley of West Monroe, LA and Amy Williams of Bastrop, LA; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Pallbearers will be Brandon Brantley, Gavin Redden, Kenny Mitchell, Allen Pilgreen, Travis Pilgreen and Wayne Pilgreen. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Johnson, Jr. Green and Matt Hinton. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA from 5 until 8 p.m.

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