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Percy Nutt
Percy Nutt began his life's journey on December 26, 1921. He ws born to the union of Sam Nutt, Jr. and Annie Nutt of Ashdown, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, a step child Samual Standifer, two brothers: Otis & Jimmy Nutt; two sisters, Liza May Brandly and Clarie Nutt. Percy was a faithful worker at Ruston Country Club, Green Clinic and Lincoln General Hospital where he retired after twenty-five years of faithful service. Percy was married to Willie Maude Standifer. To this union no children were born. Percy leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted wife Willie Maude Nutt; four step-children: Carolyn Richard of Houston, Texas, Leroy (Joyce) Standifer of Monroe, Louisiana, Hazel (James) Carodine of Grambling, Louisiana, Mary Grant of Ruston, Louisiana. Four sisters: Beatrice Mays, Louise Hughes, Lentrop Roberson, all of Fresno, California and Alva Williams of Hooks, Texas. Four brothers: Landers Nutt of Ashdown, Arkansas, Donnie Nutt of Phoenix, Arizona, Henry and William Nutt both of Fresno, California. Two brother-in-laws, six sister-in-laws, eighteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. percy passed away May 10, 2004 at Lincoln General Hospital, Ruston, LA. Services will be may 15, 2004 at 11:00 AM at the Zion Hill Baptist Church located in Ruston, LA. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery, Simsboro, LA.

Beatrice Andrews Condry
Graveside services for Beatrice Andrews Condry, 84, of Ruston, LA will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 14, 2004 at Forest Lawn Memorial park Cemetery in Ruston with Father Tony Posadas officiating under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Condry passed away May 11, 2004 in Ruston. She was a dietician. She was preceeded in death by her first husband, T.E. Andrews and a son, Edwin Andrews. She is survived by her husband, Calvin Condry; two sons: Philip Andrews & wife Martha of Kodiak, AK and Grady Andrews & wife Rhonda of Homer, LA; eleven grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, thursday, May 13, 2004 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Jo Ann Jarmon Barham
Jo Ann Jarmon Barham, 66, of Dubach passed away Tuesday May 11, 2004 in Ruston after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Barham was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church where she was an adult Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was a member of the Piecemakers Quilting Club. She was preceded in death by her husband Clayton Barham, her parents John Milton Jarmon and Dorothy Allie Jarmon, and a sister Rebecca Poole. She is survived by her children: Carol Remy and husband John of Farmerville, LA, and Robert C. Barham Sr. and wife Lorie of Dubach, LA; a sister Mildred Doss and husband Lester of Dubach, LA; six grandchildren: Robert Barham, Jr., Ashley Barham, Laura Remy, Melinda Remy, Kimberly Bussell and Brandon Bussell; Special Caregiver, Margaret Archie; and other close family members by marriage include, Odis Poole, Doris Barham, Clyde and Betty Jo Barham, D.B. and Mildred Gay, and Don and Joan Jacks. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Services will be Friday, May 14, 2004, 10:00 AM at New Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Colvin Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Bill Barham, Larry Bullock, Mark Clements, Allen Doss, Robert Hattaway, Robert Lowery, Zuheer Mari, and Devry Rowland.

Etta R. Andrews
Etta R. Andrews, 85, of Ruston, LA, passed away May 9, 2004 at Willis Knighton Medical Center. Mrs. Andrews was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ruston. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son Keith Andrews and wife Pat of Lexington, KY; two daughters, Mary Etta Vanhoof and husband Julian, Jr. of Stonewall, LA, and Carol Anne Davis of Farmerville, LA. She also is survived by nine grandchildren: Julian Vanhoof, III, Christopher Childress, Jennifer Andrews, Jeffery Vanhoof, Matt Vanhoof, Emily Burns, Nathan Vanhoof, Sr., Billy Davis, and Stephanie Vanhoof as well as three great-grandchildren: Kayla Schubert, Nathan Vanhoof, Jr., and Aidan Childress. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel of Ruston, LA. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Thursday, May 13, 2004 under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Rev. Brian Knutson will officiate services with the interment following at Cook Cemetery. Her grandsons and Raymond Burns will serve as pallberers.

James L. "Bo" Franklin
Services for James L. "Bo" Franklin, 72, of Mineral Springs Community, will be at 1:30 PM, Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1200 Famerville Hwy., Ruston, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Richard E. "Dick" Paige, assisted by Rev. Jerry Whitman, Rev. Ben Wasson, and Dr. Michael Hawley. Interment will be in the Mineral Springs Cemetery in Dubach, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Franklin died at home Monday, May 10, 2004, while working on his farm. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Edna L. Franklin. His children: Greg and Tonda Franklin, Kip and Sharon Franklin, Nancy and Mike Collie, and Todd and Kendal Franklin. His grandchildren: Jennifer and Scott Grafton, Halie and Brandon Brooks, Jessica Collie, Ryan Collie, Jamie Franklin, Bradley Franklin, Bethany Collie, Sara Grace Collie, and Joey Franklin; a special son and daughter, Jerel and Melanie Brown of Sheridan, Arkansas; aunt, Mrs. Ethaleen Hurst of Dubach; sisters-in-law, Margaret Simpson and Husband, Charles of Ruston; Mary Paige and husband, Dick of Hico; and Barbara Kennimer, and husband Glynn of Houston, TX. Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and a loving extended family. Mr. Franklin was born July 7, 1931, the only son of James M. and Jettie Dring Franklin of Dubach, LA. He was a 1948 graduate of Ruston High School. He retired to the family farm after 20 years of self-employment in the air conditioning and heating business. Retirement was a time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life or to "do as he pleased" which might include watching the grandchildren play ball, feeding his cows or catfish, mowing a field of new hay, or simply relaxing in the shade on the porch. "Mr. Bo" was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, but enjoyed leading and teaching with his wife in the College Sunday School Department. Their home was open through many years as a "home away from home" for countless college students. Visitation will be held at Kilpatricks Funeral Home, Wednesday evening, May 12, 2004 from 5 until 9 PM. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 1:30 PM in the sanctuary of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Ruston, LA. Interment will follow in the Mineral Springs Cemetery in the Mineral Springs Community. Serving as pallbearers are West Bayne, Randy Cantrell, Steve Cooper, paul Echols, Mike Franklin, John David Gosdin, Philip Johnson, and David Page. Honorary pallbearers will be the "Murphy Barr Sunday School Class" of Emmanuel Baptist Church and special friends Tommy Cooper, Thermon Holstead, Nolan Coleman, R.D. "Junior" Roach, and the Huddle House Coffee Gang. Memorials may be made to the Osbon Missions Scholarship Fund of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Ruston; Rolling Hills Baptist Ministries, Ruston; or the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home of Monroe, LA.

William Donald Raburn
Willam Donald Raburn, 64, of Ruston, LA, passed away Friday May 7, 2004 in Minden, LA after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his sister, Iva Dean Raburn of Bienville; brother, John Leslie Raburn and wife Marie of Simsboro; sons, James Donald Raburn and wife Laura of Ruston, and Joseph Dean Raburn of Ruston; and grandsons, Dylan James Raburn and Bryan Seth Raburn. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm Thursday, May 13, 2004 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel located in Ruston, LA with funeral services following.

Mr. Dwight E. Elam
Services for Mr. Dwight E. Elam, 84, of Choudrant, LA will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 13, 2004 at the First Baptist Church of Choudrant with Rev. Bill Sanderson offciating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Elam passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at his residence. He served during the Japanese Air Offensive of WW II & was in the Korean Conflict. He was an aircraft mechanic in the service & private sector. Dwight was a member of the local VFW & served as a Baptist Deacon for many years. He also served in many other Church activities such as Sunday School teacher, Royal Ambassador Director & was a Church Training Leader. Dwight also was a Boy Scout Leader in Dallas, TX. He loved to read & enjoyed auto mechanics. Mr. Elam was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Elam, sister, Ruth Elam Jones and brothers, Dean Elam & Hershel Elam. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Pierce Elam of Choudrant; one son: James Elam & wife Lisa of Choudrant; one daughter: Dixie Griswold & husband Brian of Ruston; eight grandchildren; one sister: Mary Bierman of McAllister, OK; one brother, Glenn Elam of Oklahoma City, OK; numerous nieces, nephews & a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Louisiana Military Museum. Visitation will be 5 to 8 pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home.

William Donald Raburn
Willam Donald Raburn, 64, of Ruston, LA, passed away Friday May 7, 2004 in Minden, LA after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his sister, Iva Dean Raburn of Bienville; brother, John Leslie Raburn and wife Marie of Simsboro; sons, James Donald Raburn and wife Laura of Ruston, and Joseph Dean Raburn of Ruston; and grandsons, Dylan James Raburn and Bryan Seth Raburn. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm Thursday, May 13, 2004 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel located in Ruston, LA with funeral services following.

Shannon Babineaux
Services for Shannon Babineaux, 25, of Shreveport, will be at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at Christ Community Church in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Rev. Dicky Love will officiate. Interment will be at St. Bernard Cemetery #2 in Breaux Bridge, LA under the direction of Pellerin Funeral Home, 211 Berard Street, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517. Shannon died Friday, May 7, 2004 in Shreveport following an accident while playing softball. Mr. Babineaux was a member of Christ Community Church in Ruston. Shannon was a teacher and coach at Bossier High School. He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University where he played football. He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is survived by his wife, Jessica Willis Babineaux of Shreveport; 2 month old son, Caleb Nelson Babineaux; parents, Larry and Ginger Babineaux of Breaux Bridge; sister, Gina Champagne of Breaux Bridge; grandparents, Rodney and Dorthy Babineaux of Breaux Bridge and Francis and Rena Depuis of Breaux Bridge. Pallbearers will be Larry Babineaux, Tommy Willis, Shawn Murff, Jon Chumley, David Champagne, Jared Guidry. Honorary pallbearers are Stacy Benoit and Rodney Babineaux, Jr. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 11, 2004 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Community Church or Louisiana Tech University.

H.F. "Buster" Delony
Funeral services for H.F. "Buster" Delony, 79, of Dubach will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2004 at First Baptist Church of Dubach. Rev. Barry Joyner and Rev. Dayton Doughty will officiate with interment following in Hamilton Memorial Cemetery. Delony died Saturday, May 8, 2004 in Ruston following a brief illness. Mr. Delony was a lifelong resident of Dubach and a retired cattleman and dairy farmer. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Dubach. He served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Delony served on the Lincoln Parish Police Jury for 20 years and was president for eight years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Tatum Delony, his daughter, Minnie Knowles, his grandson John Thomas Key and his brother Jimmie Delony. He is survived by his daughters Debbie Key of Dubach; Donna Colquette and husband Paul of West Monroe; Cindy Franklin and husband Durwood of Dubach; son in law Donnie Knowles of Dubach; grandsons Brad and Jared Colquette, Ben Knowles and Justin Cardwell and his granddaughter Leah Key. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, 2004 at First Baptist Church of Dubach. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Dubach, P.O. Box 340, Dubach, LA 71235.

John W. "Bill" Henderson
On May 7, after a lengthy illness, Bill Henderson was called home to be with his Lord. Born Aug. 27, 1918 in Lillie, her served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After returning from he war, he met and married Mildred Ilene Franks of El Dorado, Ark. Graduating in forestry from Louisiana Tech University in 1951, Bill was employed by T.L. James & Co. until his retirement and continued to serve as a consultant for some years afterwards. As one of the founders and first presidents of the Dixie Youth Baseball program in Ruston, he led the building of the original baseball complex south of Ruston. Preceded in death by his wife Ilene Henderson, he is survived by two sons Harold Ernest Henderson and wife Rebecca Irby Henderson of Ruston; John Mark Henderson and Linda Pentecost Henderson of Edmond, Okla.; three grandchildren, Marna Alice Norris; Dr. Susan Eileen Morris and husband Jonathan Morris and Leia Michelle Henderson; two sisters, Annie Burt Johnston of Benton and Melba Steinmeyer of Mathis, Texas; three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Bill loved the study and teaching of God's Word, family, fishing and gardening. He was a wise and loving father, a faithful friend and neighbor, and a man of integrity. His example will continue to point his family to the Heavenly Father he loved and served. Pallbearers are: Bruce Ayres, Steve Barham, John Ed Colvin, Reggie Hammons, Ronnie Hammons, Freddy Roberts, John Saunders and Tony Soto. Honorary pallbearers are members of his Sunday School class. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, May 9 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, with the funeral service to be held there at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10 with Rev. Dale Oden officiating. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Gideons or to Temple Baptist Church.

Mrs. Sally Pauline (Wink) Joyner
Mrs. Sally Pauline (Wink) Joyner, age 67, of Grayson, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe. She was the daughter of the late Ben Wink and the late Annie (George) Wink. Mrs. Joyner was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors. She was born in Ouachita Parish on Nov. 6, 1936 and met and married the love of her life, Huey Joyner on July 20, 1956 and from this union were born: Steve and wife Dianna of Grayson; Stewart and wife Tina of Memphis and Sam and wife Lisa of Ruston. Survivors include her husband, her sons and daughters in law and: sisters and brothers in law; sister Ollie Mae McGrew and Ellis of West Monroe; sister Carolyn Sullivan of West Monroe; Bessie Sullivan of Sikes; sister Wilma Cummings and Johnny Mac of West Monroe; sister Betty Jean Clark and Wesley of West Monroe; one brother and sister in law, Bennie and Gloria Wink of Point; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends. Arrangements are being handled by Riser Funeral Home of Columbia where the family received friends from 5-9 p.m. on May 8. Funeral services will be at Riser Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. on May 9 with Rev. Shane Duke and Rev. James Simons officiating. Interment will be at Mount Rose McGee Cemetery in Grayson. Pallbearers will be Kevin Cummings, Danny Sullivan, Emory Joyner, Roger Sullivan, Ray Braddock and Brad Slaton. In lieu of flowers, any planned memorials should be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mabel Neilson Liner
Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Neilson Liner will be at 4 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2004 in Kilpatrick Chapel in Ruston with Chris Craig officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston. Local arrangements are under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria. Mrs. Liner, 82, of Ruston, died Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Regency House. Mrs. Liner was a graduate of Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University. She taught in the public school system at Jonesboro Hodge High School and Hico High School. Mrs. Liner retired from Louisiana Tech University as the Director of Testing. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ruston where she was a part of the Faith Sunday School Class and the Kitt. She was a member of the Tech Alumni Association and the Louisiana Retired Teacher Association. Mrs. Liner was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Liner; her parents, Charles Claudius & Jessie Norris Neilson and her brothers, Louis Neilson, Wilbur Neilson and Jack Neilson. Survivors include her sons and daughters in law, Charles H. & Sharon Liner of Alexandria and Jack T. & Lisa Liner of Cumming, Georgia; her sisters in law, Polly (Wayne) Liner of Ruston and Lib (Jack) Neilson of New Orleans and her grandchildren, Kyle Liner and wife, Meredith of Dallas, Brett Liner of Cumming, Georgia, Kimberly Anne Liner of Monroe and John Miles Liner of Alexandria. Pallbearers will be Kyle Liner, Brett Liner, John Miles Liner, Rob Neilson, Ed Hixson and Barry Box. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church, her Sunday School Class, members of Kitt, Bruce Robinson, Brian Carroll, Everett Cathy, Glenn Kohler, Billy Leachman, Lane Leachman, Fred Leachman, John Brown and Bill Best. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of service Monday, May 10, 2004 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Ruston or to the Donorís Choice.

Catherine Covington Higgs
Graveside services for Catherine Covington Higgs, 88, of Ruston, will be held Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Higgs died Friday, May 7, 2004 in Arcadia following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Higgs was born on March 22, 1916 in Headland, AL. She was a graduate of Howard College (now Sanford University). She lived in Ruston since 1959. Mrs. Higgs was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Higgs; daughter, Kathleen L. Higgs Cole, and grandson, Richard Cole. She is survived by a son, Dr. William R. Higgs and wife Becky of Mobile, AL; six grandchildren, Melinda Peterson of Lowell, AR, Caroline Higgs of New York, Lauren Higgs of Los Angeles, CA, Robert Higgs of Athens, GA, Ashley Dodd of Mobile, AL and Alan Dodd of Long Beach, CA; two great grandchildren, Kevin and Catherine Peterson; two nephews, Bobby Covington of Birmingham, AL and William Covington of Seattle, WA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity or church of the donor's choice. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 8, 2004, from 1pm-3pm at the funeral home.

Mrs. Frances Kennedy
Funeral Services for Mrs. Frances Kennedy, 61, of Grambling, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony C. Slack officiating. Interment will follow in the Grambling Memorial Garden under the direction of the Memorial Funeral Home of Homer. Frances Kennedy was born on September 23, 1942, in Homer, LA, and passed from this life on May 3, 2004, at Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston, LA. She was a faithful member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board. She was preceded in death by her mother, Beatrice Hunter-Boyd, and her father, Welcome Boyd. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Boyd-Dunn and two brothers, David Boyd and Jessie B. Green. Frances Kennedy is survived by her husband Clarence Kennedy of Grambling, LA; three sons, Reginald (Colette) Kennedy of Rockwall, TX, Ronny (Yolonda) Kennedy of Wylie, TX, and Randal Kennedy of Herndon, VA. She also leaves to mourn her death three sisters, Ruthell (Edward Sr.) Durham of Lisbon, LA, Ann (John) Williams of Plain Dealing, LA, and Dorothy Burns of Homer, LA; three brothers, Jerome (Betty) Boyd of Dallas, TX, Welcome (Mary) Burns of Minden, LA, and Welcome Boyd Cooper of Waldo, AR; one aunt, Nora Boyd of Dallas, TX; and a host of other nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends. Visitation will be Friday, May 7, 2004, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Homer.

Sandra Flener Boren
Sandra Flener Boren, age 64 of Little Rock, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004. She was born on March 3, 1940 in Energy, Illinois to Ed and Pauline Flener. She was a graduate of Barnes School of Nursing, but will be remembered most for her over 15 years working as a real estate agent and broker in Fort Smith, Arkansas. "Mimi", as known by her grandchildren, was a devoted mother and grandmother who, without question, most enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, M.G. "Chick" Boren along with two daughters, Kelly Bren Hogan and husband Bill of Ruston, Kim Boren Moody and husband Jay of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Taylor Christine and Natalie Claire Hogan, and Madison Elise and Hannah Neal Moody. There will be a funeral service today, Thursday, at 2 pm at St. James United Methodist Church, Little Rock, officiated by Reverend Guy Whitney. Burial will be Friday at 12 noon at East Lawn Memorial Garden outside of Herrin, Illinois. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to St. James United Methodist Church or a church of ones choice.

Wexler W. Leggett
Funeral Services for Mr. Wexler W. Leggett, 90, will be at 10 am, Friday, May 7, 2004 at New Hope Baptist Church in Choudrant with Bro. Dewayne Monk officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mr. Leggett graduated in 1935 from Tyler Commercial College in Tyler, Texas, was owner of Leggett's Grocery in the D'Arbonne community for many years, and was a deacon of New Hope Baptist Church. He died Wednesday, May 5, 2004. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Edwards; parents, Ralph and Mattie Leggett; and a sister, Nola Faye Leggett Norris. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Flora Nell Odom Leggett; 2 sons, Woody Leggett and wife, Sandra and Jimmy Leggett and wife Tammy; 1 daughter, Becky Dugdale and husband, Dwane; 3 grandsons, Chad Legget and wife Brandy, Jason Owen and wife April, and Cade Leggett; 3 granddaughters, Amanda Barrett and husband Jason, Leslie Leggett, Lenae Bell and husband, Shane; 6 step-grandchildren; 2 great granddaughters, Aubrey Leggett and Avery Barrett; 1 great grandson, Lane Owen. Pallbearers will be Chad Leggett, Jason Owen, Cade Leggett, Larry Savage, Stacey Savage, and Lucien Savage. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p,m. at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.

Charlotte Chaix Bacon
A celebration of life for Charlotte Chaix Bacon, a recent resident of Carson City, Nevada will be held Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 2 pm at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City, NV. Charlotte was born in Niles, CA. November 22, 1924. She grew up in the San Jose, CA area, graduating from Sequois Union High School, attended San Jose State College and in 1944 joined the Marine Corps. While in the marines, she met and married her husband, Kennet Bacon. They were married on June 22, 1947 in Menlo Park, CA. They have one daughter, Kendal. Mrs. Bacon was a homemaker who loved her garden, music, and foremost, her family. She was a most loving and sensitive person that extended her caring to all living things. She is survived by her husband, Kennet Bacon of Carson City, NV, daugherm kendal Franklin; son-in-law, Todd Frankling; grandson, Joey Franklin of Dubach,; brother, Donald Chaix' sister-in-law, Betty Chaix of Chiliquin, Oregon; aunts Marion Rees of Chester, CA and Claire Main of Carson City, NV; two nephews, and a niece in California and mumerous cousins in Nevada and California. She was preceded in death by her mother, Isabel Hagen and father, Lucien Chaix. Walton's Chapel of the Valley is in charge of the final arrangements. We invite you to send a message in the "Family Guest Book" at www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com

Jack Canterbury
Services for Jack Canterbury, 74, of Ruston, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Rolly Walker officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Canterbury died Monday, May 3, 2004, in Ruston following a short illness. Mr. Canterbury was a retired Professor of Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie Bell Canterbury. He is survived by his children, Karen C. Hunt and husband Trott of Ruston, Jeananne C. Migala and husband Paul of Simonton, TX, Randy Canterbury and wife Alice of Kingwood, TX, Scott Canterbury and wife Yesmin of Fairmont, WV; grandchildren, Trotter Hunt and wife Nancy, Jessie Hunt, Cass Hunt, Ross Canterbury, Jason Canterbury, Matt Canterbury, Connor Canterbury, Kelly Belton, Zachary Belton; brother, Ray Canterbury and wife Lettie of Simsboro; sister, Marjorie Harvey of Hodge; Brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Bell of Willis, TX, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bell of Eldorado, AR, Mr and Mrs. Danny Bell of Ruston, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffin of Ruston; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends from the Robinette subdivision. Pallbearers will be nephews, Clint Bell, Jimmy Bell, Stephen Bell, Barry Canterbury, Mike Canterbury, Tommy Canterbury and Andy Griffin. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 4, 2004, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1000 Woodward Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 or to Northwest Regional Hospice, 902 South Vienna Street, Ruston, LA 71270.

Jessie Clydell Ingram
Jessie Clydell Ingram of Franklinton, LA went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 2, 2004 at the age of 84 years. She was a former resident of Tiogo, LA. Funeral arrangements will be under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Pineville, LA. Visitation will be tonight from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2004 in the chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville, with graveside services at 4:30 p.m. at Ben's Ford Cemetery, Bogalusa, LA. Services will be officiated by Reverend Mike Jenkins, Associate Pastor of Ben's Ford Baptist Church and Reverend Jim Spencer of Kingsville Baptist Church. Mrs. Ingram was retired from the U.S. Postal Service serving her entire career at the Tioga Post Office. She was a member of Ben's Ford Baptist Church in Bogalusa and was a member of Kingsville Baptist Church while residing in Tioga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elige and Ina Mercer Kees; twin brother, Claudell Kees and sisters, Gladys Yates and Mattie Deville. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Robert Earl Ingram; sons, Glynn Ingram and wife, Gaye of Ruston and Reginald "Pookie" Ingram and wife Judy of Missouri City, Texas; daughters, Valda Jones of Bogalusa and Carolyn Fletcher of Pineville; brothers, CE "Buster" Kees and wife, Margie of Ruston and Elzie Lee Kees and wife Myrtle of Simms; sister, Velva Ritchie of Oakdale; sister-n-law, Bertha Tullos of Pineville; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren. Pallbearers in Pineville, LA wil be grandsons, Darrell Ingram, Reggie Ingram, Robert Ingram, Michael Hinton, Myles Gilliland, Danny Gilliland; nephews, Carl Ritchie and friend, Nick Brewbaker. Pallbearers in Bogalusa, LA will be grandsons, Joseph Yargo, John Yargo, Robert Ingram, Colby Monk, Thomas Mitchell and Neale Brumfield. Memorials may be made to the Autrey House c/o Lincoln Parish Museum, 609 N. Vienna, Ruston, LA 71270.

Charles William "Pete" Sutherland, Jr.
Charles William "Pete" Sutherland, Jr. died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He was 55. Born in Franklin County, Tennessee, he was a former resident of Wiggins, MS and had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1987. Mr. Sutherland was a food service manager for several Mississippi hospitals including the Vicksburg Medical Center. At the time of his death he was an employee of Office Max. He was a member of the Wiggins Mississippi Shrine Club and the Methodist faith. He is survived by his wife, Margaret W. Sutherland of Vicksburg, MS; son, John C. Sutherland of Memphis, TN; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joey and David Sutherland. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 30, 2004, at Riles Funeral Home with Reverend Tommy Miller officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Riles Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Shriner Hospital-Shreveport Unit-Wahabi Shriners, PO Box 2750, Jackson, MS 39207-2750

Zona Watson Nelson
Services for Mrs. Zona Watson Nelson, 89, of Shreveport, LA, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 2004 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Burkhalter Chapel, under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson passed away Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Willis Knighton-Pierremont in Shreveport. She is survived by her son, Fred Nelson and Jane Ann of Tyler, TX; her brother, J. Hugh Watson of Shreveport, LA; 3 grandchildren, Chip Nelson of Amarillo, TX, and Paige and Nancy Nelson of New York, New York. She was born and reared in Arcadia and moved to Ruston following her marriage to Charles Nelson. She owned and operated Zona's Beauty Shop in Ruston for 40 years. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Billy M. Alexander
Funeral Services for Billy M. Alexander, 76, of Hilly, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will follow at the Vienna Cemetery in Vienna. Billy died on April 26 following a lengthy illness. He was a retired Ruston State School and Soil Conservation Services employee. He is survived by his wife, Mary P. Alexander of Hilly; daughter, Kathy Thorpe and husband Brandon of Arcadia; granddaughter, Nicki Roach of Arcadia; grandson, Travis Frasier of Hilly; great grandson Trevor Fraiser; brother, J. C. Alexander of Hilly; sisters, Myrtis Alexander and Carmen Crawford both of Ruston; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Pallbearers will be Charles Alexander, Eugene Burnham, Dickie Crawford, Doug Crawford, J. D. Crawford, Mike Hanks, W.H. Hanks, and Ronnie Riggs. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., April 27 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Captain Robert L. Goss
Services for Captain Robert L. Goss, (R.L.) will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at 2 p.m. with burial at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Captain Goss, a highly respected and beloved longtime Lincoln parish law enforcement officer, passed away quietly at Lincoln General Hospital on April 26, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. R. L. served the people of Ruston for 27 years as a caring, considerate police officer before retiring in 1976 as Assistant Police Chief. He then moved to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's office where for another 12 years his calm, benevolent leadership style benefited the parish while he worked as Chief Deputy under Sheriff George Simonton and Sheriff Wayne Houck. Born on November 12, 1915, in Clay, Louisiana, "Capn Goss", as he was called affectionately by his many friends an admirers attended law enforcement courses at Louisiana State University and Louisiana Tech University. Entering the army in 1942, he was soon sent to the Phillippine Islands where he distinquised himself in the recapture of Leyte Island and the battle for Luzan for which he was awarded the bronze star medal. After WWII, he returned to Ruston and immersed himself in raising a family and service to his community which included a 12 year stint as a founding member of the Ruston Civil Service Board. Preceded in death by parents Samuel and Selma Goss, sister Lela Mae Atkins, and brothers Wilbur Goss, Billy Goss and Armour Lee Goss. He is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne Grigsby Goss; son, Robert Wayne Goss and wife Linda; grandson, Timothy Wayne Goss and wife Sandy; granddaughter, Robin Goss Collinsworth and husband West; great grandchildren, Maegan, Mallory and Macy Goss and Collin Collinsworth; sisters, Joyce Colvin, Martha Richards, Juanita Prohn; and many nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers are Bryan Roberts, David Lester, Doug Worley, Jim Turner, Jody Hoenke, Mark Kay, Mark Lester, and Todd Lindsey. Serving as honorary pallbearers are the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Dept. and the City of Ruston Police Dept. Visitation will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in the Christian Life Center on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Jason Traylor
Funeral services for Jason Traylor, 34, of Dubach will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 25, 2004 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Brother Barry Joyner and Brother Scott Jennings will be officiating. Interment will follow in Unionville Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Traylor died April 22, 2004 in Ruston after a brief illness. Jason loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed being with his friends. He is survived by his longtime companion, Katherine Miller of Dubach; one daughter, Sarah Thomas of Pensacola, Fla.; one step-daughter, Summer Miller and one step-son, Christopher Miller of Dubach; his parents, Jimmy Lynn and Jo Ann Traylor; one brother, Lynn Traylor and wife Laurie and one sister, Jan Lamar and husband Jason, all of Dubach; three nephews: Jimmy Tom Traylor, Kane Kennimer and Shade Lamar and one niece, Mindy Kennimer. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

Helen Albritton
Services for Helen Feazel Albritton, 72, of Ruston will be held at 10 a.m. on April 26, 2004 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Bernice. Interment will be held at the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bernice. Mrs. Albritton died April 24 as a result of a long battle with Neuropathy in Ruston. Mrs. Albritton was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband James Allen Albritton, her sister, Elaine Lincecum and a brother-in-law Bill Walker. She is survived by two daughters, Sherri Albritton of Ruston and Brenda and her husband David of Ruston; sisters Joan Walker of Ruston, Dottye Houck and husband Bobby of Ruston, Mary Lacey and husband Walter of West Monroe; one brother-in-law, Skinny Lincecum of Pollock; one grandson, Ronnie Sanderson and wife Jennifer of Quitman; two great grandsons, Trace and Ty and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials made be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. April 25 at the Bernice Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Hwy. 167 in Bernice.

Kathleen Andrews Staples
Services for Kathleen Andrews Staples, 75, of Ruston will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2004 at the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Staples died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at West Monroe following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Staples was a member of the Ruston Church of god. She was preceded in death by her husband Loy Leon Staples Jr. Survivors include her children, Leon Staples and wife Vicki of Ruston; Kathy Wedeking and husband Gary or Carrolton, Tex.; Harold Staples and fiancee Debbie of Ruston; Donna Ambrose and husband Jake of Ruston; James Staples and wife Jackie of Ruston; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Martin Andrews Jr. of Youngsville, La.; one sister, Dolly Crabtree of Bradley, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Mike Stone, Don McGehee, Larry Rainwater, Dennis Tatum, Jim Stephens, Dan Snipe, Riley Rushing and Gene Mariano. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 24, 2004, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Scott Barron and the staff of Oncology.


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