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Marjorie Alline Hinton Delony
Services for Mrs. Majorie Alline Hinton Delony, 97, of Goldenrod, FL will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at Owens Memorial Chapel, Ruston, LA, with Rev. Ken Bowman officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Mrs. Delony died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001 in Orlando, FL after a brief illness. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and was an active member of the church Bible class, the Nettie White Circle, the U.M.W. Missionary Circle, the Fidelis Epsilon of Alpha Delta Kappa, and was a retired school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Van Hook Delony; two sons, John Harris Delony and Henry Van Hook "Red" Delony; one brother, Drayton Hinton; and two sisters, Willie H. Kelly and Annie Belle Martin. She is survived by one son, Billy Gene Delony and wife Gayle of Orlando, FL; two daughters-in-law, LaVern Delony Humble of Cameron, TX and Barbara U. Delony of Shreveport, LA; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at the funeral home.

Huey P. "Jinks" Whitman, Sr.
Huey P. "Jinks" Whitman, Sr., 71, of Nekoma, Kansas, died May 30, 2002 at his home. He was born May 24, 1931 in Choudrant, Louisiana, the son of Idus and Mary Lee (Green) Whitman. He was a resident of Nekoma, Kansas for the past nine months, moving from Elko, Nevada. Mr. Whitman was a maintenance superintendent in the mining business prior to his retirement. He was a Corporal in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict, serving with the 94th Platoon, 2nd Battalion. He was awarded two purple hearts, a UN medal, and GC medal. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Summers) of Nekoma, Kansas; two sons, Huey P. Whitman, Jr. of Elkhart, Indiana and Allen R. Whitman of Lewisville, Texas; two daughters, Peggy A. Lively of Torrington, Connecticut and Mary Ruth Hamden of Shreveport, Louisiana; two step-sons, Jay Cupp of Leadville, Colorado and Todd Cupp of Coos Bay, Oregon; two step-daughters, Pam Sanford of Douglas, Wyoming and Kam Wilson of Rickman, Tennessee; one brother, Allen L. Whitman of Eros, Louisiana; one sister, Ruth Avery of Austin, Texas; eighteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, George I. Whitman; two brothers, W. H. Whitman and Robert P. Whitman; and one sister, Thesta Stark. A memorial service was held Monday, June 3, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Janousek Funeral Home Chapel, La Crosse, Kansas, with the Reverend Frank Summers officiating. Interment will be Friday, June 7, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the Longstraw Cemetery, Choudrant, Louisiana, with the Reverend Tuck Roberts officiating. Flowers may be sent to 312 Shady Oak Drive, West Monroe, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Longstraw Cemetery Fund, 199 Mosswood Road, Choudrant, Louisiana 71227.

Eva Lucinda Carter
Services for Eva Lucinda Carter, 97, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002 in the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro. Officiating will be Rev. Malcolm Self. Interment will be in Jonesboro Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mrs. Carter died Monday, June 3, 2002 at Lincoln General Hospital. Mrs. Carter was born in Jonesboro, but was a resident of Ruston. She was a housewife. Survivors include three daughters, Floy Eva Carter Porter and husband, J. L., and Jeraldine Tolar, all of Ruston, LA, and Livie Beatrice Carter Tolar and husband, George, of DeSoto, TX. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, June 5, 2002 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Lois Britt Colvin Walker
Memorial service for Lois Britt Colvin Walker, 84, will be held on Friday, June 7, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, Dubach, LA. Lois passed away on March 18, 2002 in Kansas City, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gertrude Owen Britt, and two husbands, Will Colvin and Bill Walker. Lois was born and reared in the Fellowship Community where she and Will raised their seven surviving children, one of whom is Fred Colvin and wife Betty. She leaves a large family of grandchildren, seven sisters and one brother. Lois was born in a family of ten children to John and Gertrude Britt, she being the eldest. After leaving Dubach she met and married Bill Walker of Kansas. Cherish her memory by celebrating this day with friends and family.

Richard "Dick" Wall
Graveside services for Richard Douglas Wall, Sr., known as Dick Wall to all his friends, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2002 at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Ruston. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Wall, 73, of Ruston, died Monday, June 3, 2002 in Ruston. He was a WWII Veteran, and served both in the Navy and Air Force. He returned to Ruston in 1955 and attended Louisiana Tech. Dick graduated in 1958 with a B.S. degree in Biology. He then worked for the La. Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, before finding his calling in the Life & Health Insurance business. He founded Southern Brokerage Office in Ruston 33 years ago. Survivors include two sons, Douglas Wall and wife, Sharon, of Tyler, TX and Charles Wall and wife, Celia, of Dubach, LA; one brother, Charles H. Wall, Jr. and wife, Evelyn, of Silver Springs, MD; one sister, Dorothy Hammond and husband, Max, of Riverside, CA; and one sister-in-law, Lois Wall of Reston, VA. He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Wall. Mr. Wall is also survived by four grandchildren, Misty Yeich and husband, Brian, of Baton Rouge, LA, Nathan Wall and wife, Jamie, of Texarkana, TX, Michael Wall of Jena, LA and Marsha Wall of Ruston, LA; and four great grandchildren, Matthew and Daniel Yeich, Austin Riley and Victoria Wall. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Richard D. Wall, Sr.

Roy Bernell Coleman
Funeral services for Roy Bernell Coleman, 52, of Quitman, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2002, at the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro Cemetery with the Rev. Stuart Toms officiating. Burial will be in the Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Coleman was born Nov. 17, 1949, in Jena and passed away Friday, May 31, 2002. He was a veteran and retired. He is survived by his wife, Emma D. Coleman of Quitman; a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Ann and Kyler Sutton of Georgia; a son, Brian Welch of Vidalia; a brother, Carl Wayne Barker of Jena; four sisters, Pam Bradford of Jena, Elaine Madden and husband Gary of Denham Springs, Wanda Mattoon and husband Dwight of Jena and Anita McDowell and husband Jesse of Jena; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jerry Leach, Dwight Mattoon, Mike Price and Jimmy Tilley. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arey Allen Alexander
Funeral services for Arey Allen Alexander, 92, of Simsboro, LA will be held Sunday, June 2, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Oden and Rev. Wilton Wall officiating. Burial will be in the Simsboro Cemetery. Mr. Alexander was born October 25, 1909 and went to be with the Lord May 30, 2002 after a brief illness. Mr. Alexander loved Simsboro and served as its mayor from 1952 - 1982. He also owned and operated a local grocery store and service station and was retired from the U. S. Postal Service. He was a member and deacon of the Simsboro Baptist Church, a member of the Simsboro Masonic Lodge and the Simsboro Lion's Club. Mr. Alexander was a World War II veteran, serving in the 161st Anti-Aircraft Battalion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas C. and Dolly M. Alexander; wives, Gladys B. Alexander and Ruby D. Alexander; sisters, Floy Taylor and Lucille Belton; brothers, Harrell Alexander, Oren Alexander, and T. B. (Bill) Alexander. Mr. Alexander is survived by a daughter, Lou Ann Smith and husband Jerry; granddaughter, Susie Clendenen and husband William L. (Bill); a grandson, Allen Smith and wife Brooke; one great grandson, Caleb L. Clendenen; sisters, Robbie Willard and Sybil Henry, all of Ruston; and a brother, R. K. Alexander of Houston. Pallbearers will be Allen M. Smith, William L. Clendenen, David Gullatt, Robert Howard, Ronnie Cathey and Ted Polman. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home. The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff at the Russ House.

Emma Lou Cook Goss
Services for Mrs. Emma Lou Cook Goss, 89, of Ruston, LA will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating will be Bro. Dale Oden. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Mrs. Goss died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 in Ruston. She had retired from Midwest Ice Cream. She was a longtime resident of Ruston, and a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, Mother and Grandmother. Mrs. Goss was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Lee Goss; her son, Fred L. Goss; one sister, Bertha Martin; and two brothers, Henry Cook and Martial Cook. Survivors include one daughter, Minnie M. Ferguson and husband Elton of Ruston; two sisters, Myrtis Springer and husband Richard of Arcadia and Ruby Baxter and husband Delaney of Grayson; daughter-in-law, Kathy Goss of Monroe; four sisters-in-law, Ruth Howard and Myrtle Norred of Quitman, Vada Cook of Springhill and Viola Cook of New Orleans; three granddaughters, Sheila Spillers and husband Bruce of Ruston, Sherilyn Short and husband Adam of Baton Rouge and Sharla Stack and husband Dr. Pete Stack of Dallas; two grandsons, Bobby Ferguson and wife Jungim of Fort Worth, and Stuart Goss of Monroe; eleven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Maggie Faye Sims Kelly
Services for Maggie Faye Sims Kelly, 82, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002 in the Trinity United Methodist Church - Burkhalter Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Fred Wideman. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Kelly died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 in Ruston, LA following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Kelly was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Louisiana Tech and Tulane University and was a retired Medical Social Worker for the Louisiana State Dept. of Health. She was preceded in death by her husband F. G. Kelly. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Spain and husband Sam of Summerfield, FL; one son, Charles Kelly of Hendersonville, NC; one sister, Jane Sherrard of Ruston, LA; five grandchildren, Stanley Spain of New Richmond, WI, Kelly Spain of St. Paul, MN, Sandy Spain Andreini of Stillwater, MN, Kevin Kelly of Hilton Head, SC, and Kim Kelly Bennett of Hilton Head, SC; and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Kevin Kelly, Stanley Spain, and Casey Sherrard. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2002 at the funeral home.

Rev. August (Augie) E. Aamodt
Rev. August (Augie) E. Aamodt, 72, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away May 24, 2002. Services will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2002 in the Friendswood United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Charles Anderson officiating. Rev. Aamodt was born in Crookston, Minnesota on February 12, 1930, the son of Arne and Carrie Brown Aamodt. Rev. Aamodt received his Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University in 1959. Throughout his career, he served on numerous Boards, advisory committees and national committees. He served for eight years as Director of Development at Louisiana Methodist Children's Home. Rev. Aamodt was a member of the National United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries when he received the Outstanding National Director of Development Award, and in 1992, the Public Relations and Marketing of the Year Award and the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the field of Fund Development for Child Care. Rev. Aamodt retired after 40 years as a Methodist Minister where he served in a variety of positions related to the United Methodist Church in North Dakota, Illinois, Ohio, Louisiana, Texas and Alaska. One of his proudest accomplishments were the Mission Work Camps. He had been a worker, host or leader of 60 work camps. Most of them were in the wilderness jungle areas of Central America and remote locations in Alaska. He wrote a weekly newspaper column for 13 years in the Ruston Daily Leader, the Minden Journal and the Bossier Press Herald. As a retired minister, Rev. Aamodt continued to volunteer in various capacities in his local church, Friendswood United Methodist Church until his death. He was a member of the Houston and Galveston Orchid Societies and the Friendswood Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife, Marie Aamodt of Friendswood, Texas; his daughter, Kari and her husband Mark of Arcadia, Louisiana; his sons, Peter and his wife Jodi of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Arne and his wife Kimberly of Friendswood, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Heidi Ann Breitfeller Kelley
Heidi Ann Breitfeller Kelley, 46, of Ruston, LA, left this earthly home to be with her Savior on Saturday, May 25th, 2002. Heidi was a beloved wife, mother and sister to her family. She fought a long, courageous battle with cancer and in keeping with her spirit of always wanting to help others, she donated her body to science in the hope that others may be helped through research. She was devoted to her family and was dearly loved. Heidi was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Breitfeller and her mother, Edna Faust Breitfeller. Survivors include her husband, John Paul Kelley of Ruston; daughter, Danielle Baker and husband Clay of Choudrant; daughter Alison of Ruston; son Ben of Ruston; sisters, Cathy Breitfeller and Jo Allyn Dickerson of West Monroe; grandsons, Joseph and Tristan Baker of Choudrant. In keeping with Heidi's wishes, there will be a memorial celebration gathering at her family's new home in Ruston on Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m. for family and friends.

Bernadette Anne Farrell
Services for Bernadette Anne Farrell, 77, of Quitman, LA will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2002 in the St. Lucy Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Bob Leonhardt. Interment will be in St. Lucy Catholic Cemetery in Hodge, LA under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Miss Farrell died Friday, May 24, 2002 at her residence. Miss Farrell was born in Middlesborough, England on March 28, 1925. At the age of 15, she joined the English armed forces and served during WWII as a driver. She came to the U. S. in 1947 and lived with her sister and brother-in-law, Phil and Harold Thomas of Quitman. She went back to England for a few years and came back to stay in 1953. While living in Quitman with her sister, she worked various places as a private nurse. She was a Catholic and attended church both in Hodge and Ruston. Survivors include her brother-in-law, Harold Thomas of Quitman, LA; one nephew, Lionel Shawn Webb of Newmarket, England; and one niece, Shirley Anne Westley of Newmarket, England. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Lucy Catholic Church, or to the charity of your choice. Prayer service will be held at Edmonds Funeral Home on Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be Sunday, May 26, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

John Allen Porter, Sr.
John Allen Porter, Sr., 91, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went home to be with his Lord on May 24, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn S. Porter; one son, John Allen Porter, Jr. and wife Patty of Arlington, Texas; two daughters, Patty Porter Martin and husband Jonathan of Macon, Ga., and Brenda Porter Harman and husband Richard of Grand Prairies, Texas; grandchildren Pam Carmona of Arlington, Texas, Katie and Will Feldhaus of Lexington, Ky., Casey Martin of Macon, Ga., Jeremy Martin of Los Angeles, Calif., Laura Harman of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Rick Harman of Grand Prairie, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Daniel Carmona of Arlington, Texas, and Claire Feldhaus of Lexington, Ky. Mr. Porter is also survived by one sister, Bertha P. Pilgreen of Monticello, Miss. Born February 14, 1911 to William Allen and Minnie Harris Porter in Union Parish, Louisiana, John was one of nine children. He grew up in Union Parish and graduated from Bernice High School. He worked for United Gas Pipeline Company and Southwest Gas Producing Company. He served his country in World War II from 1942 to 1945 having joined the United States Navy where he was a Seabees First Class Petty Officer in the South Pacific. Upon retirement, John became an active amateur tennis player winning numerous matches thoughout the southeastern United States and netting over 25 trophies. He was well respected on the tennis court. John found great satisfaction in gardening and bee-keeping even through his 89th year. John was a member of Temple Baptist Church for over fifty years. During this time, he faithfully served in various ways including deacon, choir member and Sunday School teacher. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 26, 3-5 p.m., at KilpatrickÕs Funeral Home. Services will be at Temple Baptist Church, Monday, May 27, 2002 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of KilpatrickÕs Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Dale Oden and Rev. Troy Garrett. The family would like to express special appreciation to the caring staff of Alpine Guest Care Center and Northwest Regional Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Temple Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Northwest Regional Hospice of Louisiana.

Clydia M. Green
Services for Clydia M. Green, 66, of Dubach, LA will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002 in the Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach. Officiating will be Rev. Keith Stephens. Interment will be in Fellowship Church Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Green died Thursday, May 23, 2002 in West Monroe, LA following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Green was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and long time employee of Dubach State Bank. She was founder and operator of Visual Design Frame Shop. She was well respected and had many friends and acquaintances. Survivors include her husband, Charlie L. Green of Dubach; one son, Danny Green and wife Linda of The Woodlands, TX; one daughter, Janice Carroll and husband Mark of Gilbert, LA; two grandchildren, Austin Green and Sandy Carroll; two brothers, Arthur McNaughton of San Angelo, TX and J. B. McNaughton of Kingsland, TX; and one sister, Virginia Brown of Quitman, TX. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hammons, Van Rogers, W. O. Bagwell, William Green, Charles Fuller and Tom Carroll. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Fellowship Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at the funeral home.

Annie Belle Moncrief Burgess
Services for Mrs. Annie Belle Moncrief Burgess, 99 yrs 5 months 4 days old, of Hico, LA will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2002 in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Harmony Chapel Cemetery of Hico, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Burgess died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Burgess was a lifelong resident of Hico. She was a longtime member of Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church and of the United Methodist Women Group. She was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club. Mrs. Burgess was preceded in death by her husband James Aubyn Burgess, and a sister Ida Moncrief Bailiff. Survivors include one son, Hugh Burgess and wife Sue of Dubach; one daughter, Inez Burgess Lewis of West Monroe; one grandson, Gary W. Lewis and wife Libby of Dubach; three granddaughters, Dency Blackmon and husband Dr. Larry Blackmon of West Monroe, Dianne Cobb and husband Kenny of Jonesboro, and Jan Best of New Orleans; six great grandchildren, Jason Lewis of Dubach, D'Anne Bennett and husband Corey of West Monroe, Amy Many and husband Jeremy of West Monroe, Kinbur Blackmon of Dallas, TX, Susan Neaville and husband Bruce of Ruston, and Keisha Helm and husband Blake of Little Rock, AR; three great great grandchildren, Reed Burgess Bennett, Emma Ann Bennett and Grace Ann Neaville; and one sister, Willie Lee Templeton of Junction City, AR. Pallbearers will be Corey Bennett, Kenny Cobb, Blake Helm, Jason Lewis, Jeremy Many and Bruce Neaville. Memorials may be made to the Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the funeral home.

Irene Gwendoline Squyres
Services for Irene Gwendoline Squyres, 78, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Michael Hawley, assisted by Rev. Dayton Doughty. Interment will be in Rocky Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Lisbon, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Squyres died Monday, May 20, 2002 in Ruston, LA following a brief illness. Mrs. Squyres was a member of Faith Methodist in Ruston. She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Earl Squyres. Survivors include one daughter, Susan Rasbury and husband Murray of Ruston, LA; three sons, Gary Squyres and wife Rickie of Choudrant, LA, Keith Squyres and wife Dale of Warren, TX and Sam Squyres and wife Patricia of Simsboro, LA; one brother, Lionel Lee of England; one sister, Valerie Mitchell of England; twelve grandchildren, Michael Rasbury and wife Marci, Amy Martin and husband Paul, Tony Squyres and wife Amy, Stacie Squyres, Nikki Chandler and husband Josh, Annie Jones and husband Jimbo, Richard Squyres, Lance Squyres, Leigh White and husband Shawn, Deborah Bruss, Stephanie Read and husband Billy, Jacob Chance and wife Dawna; and thirteen great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Michael Rasbury, Tony Squyres, Richard Squyres, Lance Squyres, Josh Chandler, and Paul Martin. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at the funeral home.

Walter Roy Aswell, Jr.
Graveside services for Walter Roy Aswell, Jr., 48, of Mandeville, LA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2002. Officiating will be Rev. Werner Aswell. Interment will be in Choudrant Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Aswell died Saturday, May 18, 2002 in the Lakeview Regional Medical Center of Covington following a sudden illness. Mr. Aswell was a graduate of East Jefferson High School, University of Southern Mississippi, and LSU. He was a CPA employed in Mandeville, LA. He attended Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Robin Smith Aswell; one son, Walter Roy Aswell, III; one daughter, Sara Kate Aswell, all of Mandeville, LA; parents, Roy Aswell, Sr. and Sybil New Aswell of Hattiesburg, MS; one brother, Larry Aswell of Raymond, MS; paternal grandmother, Jewell Aswell of Ruston, LA; maternal grandmother, Cornelia New of Hattiesburg, MS; uncles, Regan Aswell and Wayne Aswell, both of Choudrant, LA; aunts, Barbara Parnell of Houston, TX, Betty Adams of Winnsboro, LA, Beverly Grafton of Ruston, LA and Jane Smith of Midlothian, TX; and great aunts, Joy Baker of Athens, LA, Nathalee Everhardt of Dallas, TX and Janie Jones of Pineville, LA.

Verbal Kelley Robinson
Services for Verbal Kelley Robinson, 90, of Ruston, LA, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002 in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Rolly Walker and Dr. Doug McGuire. Interment will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Robinson died Sunday, May 19, 2002 in Ruston, LA following a brief illness. Mrs. Robinson was a lifelong resident of Ruston. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Nebo Methodist Church, having been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church the past few months. She was preceded in death by her husband Truman Robinson, son Johnny Robinson, daughter Gaynell Jenkins, parents Walter and Lilla Kelley, sister Etta Nyegaard, and brother Carnal Kelley. Survivors include one son, Modell Robinson and wife Debbie of Ruston, LA; four grandsons, Phil Jenkins and wife Patti, and John Jenkins and wife Talaurie, all of Houston, TX, Jeff Robinson and wife Brooke, and Andy Robinson, all of Ruston, LA; one granddaughter, Paula Miller and husband James of Houston, TX; great grandchildren, Josh Jenkins, Chris Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, Mason Miller, Peyton Miller, Zach Jenkins and Katie Jenkins, all of Houston, TX; and one brother, Willard Kelley of Downsville, LA. Pallbearers will be Jeff Robinson, Andy Robinson, John Jenkins, Phil Jenkins, James Miller and Ralph Kelley. Memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, Louisiana Methodist Children's Home or Northwest Regional Hospice. The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. J. V. Jones, staff of Alpine Guest Care Center, Northwest Regional Hospice, and Lincoln General Hospital. Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2002 at the funeral home.

Luella Marie Franklin
Services for Luella Marie Franklin, 72, of Mineral Springs Community, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2002 in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Joe Cannon. Interment will be in Cook Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Franklin died Thursday, May 16, 2002 in Ruston, LA following a brief illness. Mrs. Franklin was a lifelong resident of Lincoln Parish and a longtime member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and an excellent crafts person. Survivors include her husband, Theodore E. Franklin of Mineral Springs Community; one daughter, Marie Underwood and husband CeeJay of Choudrant; two granddaughters, Kasey M. Roge' and Amy S. Underwood of Choudrant; one grandson, Christian S. Underwood of Choudrant; one sister, Sybil Leader of Gonzales, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Duke, Todd Duke, Jason Duke, Richard Franklin, Byron Leader and Dwayne Leader. Family will receive friends Saturday, May 18, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Esther Best Bell
Services for Esther Best Bell, 90, of Simsboro, LA will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002 in the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Andrew H. Johnson. Interment will be in Simsboro Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Bell died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Bell was a longtime resident of Simsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband F. J. "Jack" Bell, daughter Frankie Bell Canterbury, and son Gerald Rodney "Bubba" Bell. Survivors include three sons, Rex Bell and wife Monette of Conroe, TX, Bob Bell and wife Sandra of El Dorado, AR and Danny Bell and wife Susan of Ruston; one daughter, Nelwyn Griffin and husband Charles of Ruston; two sisters, Mary Lou Richardson of Baytown, TX and Kathleen Conville of Simsboro; one brother, Emmett Best of Seattle, WA; twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Clint Bell, Stephen Bell, Jimmy Bell, Randy Canterbury, Trotter Hunt, Jack Hunt, Cass Hunt and Andy Griffin. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund or to the National Cancer Society. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

John R. Mayhugh
Services for Mr. John R. Mayhugh, 48, of Ruston will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2002 at Grace Bible Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. B. H. Peterson and Dr. Ken Sanderlin. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston. Mr. Mayhugh died Tuesday, May 14, 2002 in Ruston after a brief illness. He was a veterinarian technician. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ruth Mayhugh; brother, Harold Mayhugh; sister, Rosanna Hardell; five nephews and one niece. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Larry Sheldon Tolar
Services for Larry Sheldon Tolar, 29, of Ruston, will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston with Rev. Gordan "Skip" Dean and Rev. Larry L. Jinks officiating. Interment will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Larry died Sunday, May 12, 2002 in Shreveport following an accident in Ruston. Larry was a graduate of Ruston High School, where he was recognized as an all district baseball pitcher, and attended La. Tech University. He was a journeyman electrician for nine years with Bob Webb Electrical, Inc. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, although golfing and hunting were his favorites. Larry was a devoted father, loving husband, and son. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Charles and Susie Tolar, Thomas and Mae Miles, Sam Strozier, and L. D. Brewster and by his grandfather C.M. Tolar. He is survived by his wife, Jessica Cahill Tolar of Ruston; daughter, Sarah Alexis Tolar of Ruston; mother, Sharon Parnell and husband Harold Ray of Choudrant; father, Larry C. Tolar and wife Karen of Ruston; grandparents, Wayman and Lucille Strozier of Ruston, Viola Pardue of Chatham and Ken and Colleen Cahill of Ruston; great grandparents, Annie Bell of Ruston and Lydia Brewster of Choudrant; sister, Melissa Bradford and husband Jeff of Ruston; brother, Chad Tolar of Ruston; step sisters, Misty Caples and husband Dewayne of West Monroe and Tracy Tolar and husband Kevin of Choudrant; mother and father-in-law, Chris and Terri Cahill of Ruston; sister-in-law, Christy Marie Cahill of Ruston; aunts and uncles, Kenny and Dianne Strozier of Ruston, Sam and Tami Strozier of Jonesboro, Johnny and Becky Strozier of West Monroe, Rusty and Carol Ann Strozier of Ruston, Lynn and Roanna Tolar of Winnfield, Barry and Sherry Tolar of Choudrant, Gloria Tucker of Ruston, Sharon and Larry Hott of Ruston, Nina Tolar of Arcadia, Esther Spear of Quitman, Loresa Tolar of West Monroe, Theresa and Donald Ray Norman of Choudrant, Cal and Maggie Cahill of Wimberley, Texas, Cassie and Jimmy Ball of Ruston, Jean and James White of Ruston, Louise Greenstock of North Carolina, Wayne and Joyce Parnell of Choudrant, Layne and Rose Parnell of Bastrop, and Becky and H. J. Lowery of Choudrant; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Pallbearers will be Trey Foster, Jamie Hughes, Dan Lord, Billy Moss, Kevin Nugent, Kenny Wayne Strozier, Toby Trevillion, and Brian Walker. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Barbara Flanagan Wrenn
Services for Mrs. Barbara Flanagan Wrenn, 64, of Monroe, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Feazel Chapel of First Baptist Church of West Monroe with Dr. David Uth and Rev. Charles Martindale officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery in Eros. Mrs. Wrenn died Monday, May 13, 2002 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe following a courageous battle with LAS "Lou Gehrig's Disease". Mrs. Wrenn was Senior Counselor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and served many years with Rehab Students at Louisiana Tech University in Biomed Engineering Dormitory. She is survived by her husband, Thomas L. "Tommy" Wrenn, Jr. of Monroe; daughter, Ann Johnston and husband Robert "Bert" of Burleson, Texas; mother, Virginia Flanagan of Monroe; grandson, William Johnston of Burleson, Texas; 2 step-children, Gregg Wrenn and wife Marilyn of Archibald and Donna Spears and husband Gene of West Monroe; 2 step grandchildren, Savana and Sammy Spears. Pallbearers will be Clyde Connell, Allen Connell, Bud Ray, Eugene Eppinette, Robert Craft, Don Zeigler, Judge Bill Norris and Morris Dupree. Honary Pallbearers will be members of the "New Direction" Sunday School Class. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.


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