• Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Lanene Smith Colvin

    Funeral services for Lanene Smith Colvin, 89, of Dubach, LA will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Dubach, LA.  Bro. Barry Joyner will officiate.  Interment will follow at Colvin Memorial Cemetery in Unionville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Lanene was born on November 21, 1929 in Junction City, AR to Dewey and Tommie McGee Smith.  She passed away after a lengthy illness on September 18, 2019 in Monroe.  Lanene was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Dubach. Lanene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Delanie Luther Colvin.…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Diane Rector

    Memorial services for Diane Rector will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at  First Baptist Church of Swartz. Bro. Aaron Dickinson will officiate under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Diane was an active member of Swartz Baptist Church and Sunday School.  She was an avid bridge player. She was a retired drafter from Poly Processing of Monroe. Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy W. Rector; parents, Carl and Catherine Downey. Diane is survived by her son, Dan Rector and wife Pat; sister, Susie Weisheit and husband Mike of Indiana; brother, Fletcher Downey and wife Kathleen of California; granddaughter, November Chadwick; step-grandchildren,…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Henry L. Arant

    Services for Mr. Henry Arant, age 75, of Bernice, La, will be  held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Weldon Baptist Church in Bernice, La. Officiating will be Bro. Orville Bryant assisted by Pastor Scott Arant.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the church.   Interment will follow in Weldon Cemetery in Bernice, La under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville, LA. He was born on February 18, 1944 in Summerfield, La, and passed away on September 16, 2019 in Bernice, La. Mr. Arant was a science teacher for Summerfield High School for many years in…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Linda Bloomer Fulmer

    Linda Bloomer Fulmer, 71, went to her heavenly home on September 15, 2019.  Born, May 31, 1948, Linda’s heart was fulfilled as a devoted homemaker.  With her passing she was able to give someone the gift of sight.  She was a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Monroe.  Linda will be remembered as the most loving wife, mother and “MiMi”. She was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine Fondren; brother, Gary Bloomer and sister, Kathy Duffey. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Rodger Fulmer, Sr.; two daughters Kim Watkoske (Dan), Shelley Swanson; son Rodger Fulmer, Jr.(Melanie); 8 grandchildren, Madalyn Ludwig, Sam Regan, Hannah Watkoske, Kristin Watkoske, Kerri…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Reba Lillian McCown

    Funeral services for Reba Lillian McCown, 83, of Calhoun, LA will be held  at 1:00 PM, Friday, September 20, 2019 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.  Rev. Neil Everett and Rev. Werner Aswell will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Reba was a member of Calhoun Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack McCown; parents, Lorean and Rupert Thompson; brothers, Jerry Thompson and Harvey Thompson. Reba is survived by son, David McCown and wife Paula; daughters, Donna Gardner, Debbie Conn and…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Charles Richard Poole, Sr.

    Funeral services for Charles Richard Poole, Sr., will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, September 19, 2019 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Bro. Chris Bates will be officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 PM at Alexandria Memorial Park, Alexandria, LA. Visitation will be held at 9:00 AM until service time under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Charles was born May 7, 1933 in Woodruff, South Carolina and passed away September 15, 2019 in Monroe, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Poole and Margaret Poole Pearman and step-dad, Dean Pearman; sister, Dorothy Allred. Charles was a deacon at Highland Presbyterian…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Cornelia H. Belton

    Cornelia H. Belton, 92, was residing at Frankie Lane Assisted Living in Lewisville, Texas when she passed into the arms of the Lord on September 13, 2019.  She was born in Ruston, Louisiana on November 18, 1926 and was known by family and friends as “Tootsie,” a nickname given by her father when she was a few days old. For more than eighty years, she resided in Ruston where she raised her daughter, worked as a Deputy Clerk in the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Courts Office, and belonged to Temple Baptist Church.  She had a knack for remembering personal details about Rustonians and loved to share them with family and…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Roland Gray “Bodick” Hicks

    Services for Roland Gray “Bodick” Hicks, age 99, of Farmerville, LA will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Wards Chapel Church of Christ of which he was a long-time member.  Visitation will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 5-8 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home.  Terry Cole will officiate with burial to follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA. As a young man, Hicks participated in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and was employed by the Soil Conservation Service in Farmerville for 40 years.  He was married to Christine Scarborough Hicks for 69 years and was preceded…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Gloria Otwell Watson

    Gloria Otwell Watson, 83, was born September 11, 1936 in Calhoun, Louisiana and passed peacefully September 14, 2019 in Bossier City, Louisiana following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe with Bro. Lance Otwell officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery, Calhoun, Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Monday, September 16, 2019 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Watson; her parents Nathan and Bertie Mae Otwell; her brothers Everett Otwell and Nathan (Jr.) Otwell. She is survived by her…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Betty “Bitsy” Lord

    Funeral services for Betty “Bitsy” McCullough Lord will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 16, 2019 at New Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Jon Lord, Dr. Gevan Spinney and Dr. Marty Black will be officiating. Interment will follow at New Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until service time Monday, September 16, 2019 at New Chapel Hill Baptist Church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Betty was born March 3, 1928 and passed away September 12, 2019. She was preceded in death by parents, L E and Lou Mildred McCullough; husband of 70 years, Jeb Stuart “Jake” Lord, Jr.; brother,…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Lynda Janan Glass

    Funeral services for Lynda Janan Glass, née Ebarb, will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Swartz First Baptist Church, Monroe, Louisiana, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes, Monroe, Louisiana. The Reverends Aaron Dickenson and Ron Thomas, along with Jon Glass will officiate. Interment will follow at Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Rayville, Louisiana, followed later with a private service for the family. Janan was born on May 24, 1942 in Plainview, Texas and died on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Monroe, Louisiana. She died of complication of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after a long and courageous battle. A true Daughter of Texas, Janan grew up in…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Dorothy Sue Rinehart Taylor

    Dorothy Sue Rinehart Taylor, born January 5, 1933, passed peacefully September 11, 2019, at her residence following a lengthy illness. Dorothy worked at the News-Star Paper as a phone room supervisor starting in 1976. She also had her own weekly genealogy column in the News-Star. In 1987, she was awarded a plaque for Woman of the Year by Monroe-West Monroe Board of Realtors Women’s Council and another plaque for 20 plus years of service with the News-Star. She retired December 21, 2000. She spent most of her time working on genealogy and made many friends from all over the United States. She was also the Secretary and Treasurer of the…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Harley David Corder

    Private family services for Harley David Corder, age 40, will be under the direction of  Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Monroe.  Harley was born in Mobile, AL on January 10, 1979, and passed away on September 7, 2019, in Monroe, LA. He was a driller with Seadrill International.  Harley’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. He enjoyed attending his son, Gavin’s, sporting events. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Corder; grandmother, Gloria Lorenz; step – father, John Searcy; brother-in-law, Stacey Graham. Harley is survived by his wife; Heather Corder; son, Gavin Corder; mother, Rose Searcy; sister, Gloria Corder McIntosh and her husband, Chris, Sunny Searcy McCormick…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Laurie Ann Clark Osbon

    Funeral services for Laurie Ann Clark Osbon, 55, of Columbia will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 13, 2019 at Palestine Baptist Church, Vixen, LA. Bro. Hudey Beaubouef will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Palestine Baptist Church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Laurie was born October 18, 1963 in West Monroe and passed away September 9, 2019 in Monroe. Laurie is preceded in death by her father, Buck Clark, Jr. and grandparents, Woodrow Hogard and Dorothy Hogard. Laurie loved her family, animals, cooking, gardening and was a professional cake decorator. Laurie is survived…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Chris Kimbell, Jr.

    Chris “Jack” C. Kimbell, Jr. of Tallulah, LA died on September 9, 2019 at St. Francis Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Chris was born on September 16, 1930 in Homer, LA. Growing up, he played football and baseball and was a member of the Homer High School award winning Choir and Barber Shop Quartet. A talented vocalist, he sang at church events and in weddings. Chris attended LSU and La Tech before joining the Air Force from 1950 to 1953 and is a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Following his service, Chris entered into radio and TV broadcasting. He owned KBYO-FM and KZZM-AM in Tallulah before becoming the…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Wanda Eubanks

    Funeral services for Wanda Eubanks will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at First United Methodist Church Farmerville, LA. Rev. Hank Hamilton and Rev. Robbie Lawson will officiate. Interment will follow at Farmerville City Cemetery, Farmerville, LA. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 10:00 AM until service time under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Farmerville, LA. Wanda Louton Stracener Eubanks was born March 30, 1933 at Sweetwater, Oklahoma and passed away September 8, 2019 at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Eubanks; her parents, Randell Louton and Daunleta Wilson Louton Bates; brother, Don Louton. The Eubanks…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Betsy Ann Crothers Moreland

    Betsy Ann Crothers Moreland, a long time resident of Louisiana, passed away September 3, 2019 in Houston, Texas following a long illness. Betsy Ann was born on August 19, 1936 to William W. “Billy” Crothers and Bessie Mae Baucum Crothers.          Betsy Ann was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for over 32 years, leading Louisiana as State Regent from 2001-2004 and as National Vice-President General from 2004-2007.  She held numerous chapter, state, and national offices. Betsy Ann also led the state’s historical marker project, identifying and marking historical sites throughout Louisiana. Betsy Ann retired from Louisiana State University after 37 years of service to Claiborne and…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Tony C. Odom

    Funeral services for Tony C, Odom, 59, of West Monroe, LA, will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville. Officiating the service will be Rev. Danny McIlveene. Visitation will be held prior to service from 1:00 p.m.  till time of service at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Chatham Cemetery in Chatham, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.   Tony was born on March 17, 1960 in Ruston, LA., and passed away on September 6, 2019 in West Monroe, LA.  He is preceded in death by his father, Carnas Odom, mother, Carrie Lou Rockett,…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Patricia Ann Wilson Spillers

    Patricia Wilson Spillers, age 77, of Gibsland, LA died on Saturday September 7, 2019 in Gibsland, LA. Mrs. Spillers was born on June 15, 1942 in Oklahoma.  She was a retired nurse.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Spillers, Jr. and her grandson, Christopher Merle Tomlinson. Patricia  is survived by her daughter, Virginia Skipper and husband Ray; grandchildren, James Tomlinson, Michael Hill and wife Brooke; great grandson, Jack Tomlinson and great granddaughter, Stella Hill; sister’s Marie Holleman, Charolette Little; brother, J.C. Wilson and wife Fredia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com. The post Patricia Ann Wilson Spillers appeared…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Agnes “Chi Chi” Robison Grafton

    Agnes “Chi Chi” Grafton completed her earthly journey on September 6, 2019.  She was born in Ruston, LA on September 18, 1912.  She grew up in Ruston, and graduated from Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech.  She taught at Haynesville High School for two years.  She was employed by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service for five years, Ark-La Gas for 10 years, and Louisiana Power and Light Company for 20 years. Agnes married George “Sport” Grafton in 1935.  For many years she served as choir director, treasurer, and Sunday School teacher at Bernice United Methodist Church. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Dr. Warren “Donny” Grafton (Carol) and…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Triniti Berlyn Berry

    Funeral services for Triniti Berlyn Berry, 8, of Ruston, will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Ruston.  Dr. Chris Craig will be officiating with interment to follow at Kilpatrick’s Memorial Gardens in Ruston, LA. Triniti was born on October 3, 2010 in Ruston, LA, and passed away on August 31, 2019 in Shreveport, LA.  She attended Ruston Elementary School where she was in third grade.  Triniti was preceded in death by her grandmother, Linda Lumpkin. Left to cherish Triniti’s memory are her mother, Kelli Lumpkin; father, Sean Berry; sister, Shanice Benjaminson; brothers: Corey Berry and Kobe Berry; grandparents James and Jeanette…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Juanita Gray Waller

    Juanita Gray Waller was born on June 25, 1921 in Ashely County, Arkansas and passed away September 3, 2019 in West Monroe, Louisiana. She was a business manager, quilter and a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Jennie Gray, her husband, Allen Elmer Waller and daughter, Wanda Diane Ford. Juanita is survived by her sons, Earl Kenneth Waller and Allen Vance Waller; Grandchildren, Noa Lynn Ford Axtell and husband Rodney, William Randy Ford, Melissa Juanita Waller, Christy Waller Anderson and husband Jodi, Jennie Lynn Waller, Tanja Aaron and Tamma Hughes; 18 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great, Great Grandchildren. The post Juanita Gray…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Ambrose Ecker

    Funeral services for Ambrose Ecker, 80, of West Monroe will be held at 9:30 AM, Saturday, September 7, 2019 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Dr. Woods Watson will officiate. Interment will follow at Gwin Cemetery, Mangham, LA. Visitation will be held Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Ambrose was born December 30, 1938 in Corpus Christi, Texas and passed away September 3, 2019 in Monroe, LA. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army. Ambrose was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Agnes “Sister” Ecker and a brother, Jerry Ecker.…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Michael Shane Beckham

    Michael Shane Beckham, 50, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019, at Merit Health Central Hospital in Jackson, MS.  Graveside services will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Dubach, LA Michael was born on March 31, 1969, in Bernice, LA and was currently a resident of Jackson, MS.  He was a hard worker, very outgoing, funny, and had a quick wit.  Michael had many friends and would help anyone that was in need.  Most of all he was a very loving family man and will be greatly missed. Michael is survived by his mother, Madelyn Beckham; father, Ronnie James Beckham…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Doris Kilcrease Harper

    Funeral services for Doris Kilcrease Harper, 74 will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 2, 2019 at Christ Church in West Monroe.  Rev. Jeffrey Kent will officiate.  Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be held Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Christ Church in West Monroe. Doris was born in Bonita, LA to on September 18, 1944 and passed away on August 30, 2019 in West Monroe. She was a member of Christ Church and retired from Glenwood Hospital after 37 years of service as a nurse.  Doris loved cooking, shopping and spending time with her grandchildren, her sister Arleen and…

  • Farmerville,  Monroe,  Ruston,  West Monroe

    Tulasi Das Kakarala

    Memorial Services for Tulasi Das Kakarala will be held at 9:00 AM Saturday on August 31, 2019 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. Tulasi Das was born on November 27, 1936 and passed away on August 29, 2019 at age 82.  He was born in Pedapadu, A.P, India and passed away in West Monroe, LA.  He was a chemist and worked in the textile industry. Tulasi Das was a great teacher, philosopher, and an active member of The SV Temple, Chicago, IL. He is survived by his wife, Sarala Kakarala; son, Anand Kakarala and wife, Vani Kakarala; daughter, Dr. Aruna Gullapalli and husband, Ram Gullapalli; grandchildren, Vivek Gullapalli and his…