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Erma Nightingale

BROOKSVILLE, MISS. - Erma Mae Nightingale, 88 of Brooksville, MS died Wednesday. She was born February 3, 1926 in Grady County, OK to the late Albert and Mabel Schmidt Unruh.

Irma Roaf

WHITE HALL - Irma Ophelia Melvin Roaf entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 27, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones in White Hall, Arkansas. She was born December 4, 1930 to the late Arthur and Charlotte Roaf in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Ernest Scruggs

DUMAS - Funeral services for Ernest L. Scruggs 58, of Dumas, Ark., passed October 22, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m., Pleasant Grove Church in Grady, Ark., Rev. Johnny L. Williams pastor. He was born June 24, 1956 in Grady, Ark., son of the late Cammie Scruggs and Jessie Gates. He accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasant Grove MBC in Grady, Ark. He graduated from Grady High School in Dumas where he was known as the fastest in football and track. He worked mostley various jobs in and around Grady, Ark.

Mary Walker

Funeral services for Mary L. Hunter Walker, 56, of Pine Bluff, passed Sunday Oct. 26, at her home will be held Saturday 10 a.m. Living Word Baptist Church 5617 Sulphur Springs Rd. Pine Bluff, Rev. Alvin C. Lowe pastor.

Winfrey Gresham

Winfrey Sue Gresham, 67, of Pine Bluff passed away peacefully in her home on October 29, 2014. She was born to the late Harold and Margaret Whitehead on October 2, 1947. She is preceded i death by daughter Cheri Snyder, brother Bill Whitehead and sister Connie Whitehead. Survivors include husband Bob Gresham, son Robert Barbarotto Jr., daughters Stacy Allen and Kimberly Barbarotto, brother Johnny Whitehead, sister Rebecca Gross and Judy Vallance, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will be at 7704 Tall Pine Trail, Pine Bluff, Ark. Arrangements are by Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall. ( www.cranfordfh.com )

Betty Frazier

Betty Jean Frazier, 76, of Pine Bluff died October 21, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born January 14, 1938 in Wabbaseka to the late, Zelia M. and Rosie Lee Motem Murphy.

Annie Frazier

Annie Mae Frazier “Rockin Annie” was born February 25, 1925 in Yorktown, Arkansas to Tommy Cheatom and Lizzie Cobb. She transitioned from this life on October 22, 2014. She was proceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Geneva Jacobs

RISON - Geneva “Grandmother” Jacobs, age 93, of the Macedonia community near Rison, Ark., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. She was born April 20, 1921 in the Macedonia community, a daughter of the late Charles Victor Brown and Myra Ellen Cash Brown. Mrs. Jacobs was a long time member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. She had many hobbies which included working in her yard, sewing, quilting and fishing. Mrs. Jacobs greatly enjoyed all of them. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James Joseph Jacobs; two sons, Alvin Lee Jacobs and James A. Jacobs; one son-in-law, Levon Puckett; three grandchildren, Phillip Erwin, David Wayne Herrington and Donna Gayle Jacobs and two great grandchildren.

Bobby Robison

MONTICELLO - Bobby Robison, 56 of Monticello passed away October 21 at his home in Monticello. He was born September 17, 1958 in Rusk, Texas to the late Louis Robison and Mary Lou Masters Robison. He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Paul Kenneth Russel.

Elsie Deal

HARRISON - Elsie Marcille Yelvington Deal, age 88 passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Harrison, Ark., during the early morning hours of October 28, in the year of our Lord 2014, the world lost a rare treasure. Elsie left her mortal body behind, and was ushered into eternity to be reunited with a host of family and friends who have gone before her. She departed peacefully, resting in the loving arms of her only daughter and her first-born grandson. Today she rests in the arms of Jesus whom she claimed at an early age as her Lord and Savior.

Willora Scott

Willora Scott, 66, of Pine Bluff passed October 22, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born July 18, 1948 in Pine Bluff to the late Woodroe and Albertha Scott Walker.

Alfreda Hill

Mrs. Alfreda Joyce Shootes Hill, 73 of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established in her name. Donations will be graciously accepted at the following address: Cosmopolitan Choir, C/o Ezerene Williams, Treasurer, PO Box 9417, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611.