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Lindsey Henry

HOT SPRINGS - Lindsey “Coach” Henry, 75, of Hot Springs passed away Friday September 12, 2014. He was born September 9, 1939 to the late Agnes Howard Henry and Lindsey Henry Sr. in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Cora Walker

Mrs. Cora “Sally” Walton Myles Walker, 98, of Pine Bluff passed Saturday, September 13, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Ola Chambers

FORDYCE - Mrs. Ola Chambers, 64, of Fordyce, Ark., passed Sunday, September 14, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Clark Bishop

LITTLE ROCK - Mr. Clark Edward Bishop, 66, of Little Rock passed Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He was born in Cornerstone to the late John Van Bishop, Sr. and Virgie (Reynolds) Bishop.

Jeanetta Watkins

SHERIDAN - Jeanetta B. Watkins, 79, of Sheridan, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. Mrs. Watkins was retired, but had worked at the former Weyerhaeuser Bag Company (presently Mondi) in Pine Bluff. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Pine Bluff. Survivors; husband, Harold Wayne “Red” Watkins of Sheridan; sons, Randy Weathers of Sheridan and Dennis (Charleen) Weathers of White Hall; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; five sisters; and two brothers.

Pauline Melton

WARREN - Pauline Melton, age 84, of Warren, Ark. (formerly of Johnson, Ark. and Pine Bluff, Ark.) died Saturday September 13. Survivors are two daughters Paula Riles, Bastrop, La. and Annette Daniels, Sallisaw, Okla. four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also preceding her in death was a daughter Mitzie Martin, brother Robert Reynolds and sisters Marcelle Clanton, Jimmie Castleberry, Erma Jean Copeland.

Florine Dutcher

Mrs. Florine Dutcher of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Monday September 15, 2014 at Baptist Health in Little Rock, Ark. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary of Pine Bluff.

Margaret Stevens

Margaret Ruth Stevens, 88, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014, at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Robinson & Son. Online register at www.ralphrobinsonandson.com

Beatrice Beck

RISON - Beatrice Louise Beck, age 87, of Rison passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. Mrs. Beck was born January 20, 1927 in Rison, Ark., a daughter of the late V. O. Woolley and Myrtle Marie Edwards Woolley. She was a long time member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Rison and a homemaker. Mrs. Beck is preceded in death by her parents and step-father, Tom Leopard.

Corliss Yates, Sr.

WATSON - Corlis Edmond Yates, Sr., 84, Watson, Arkansas died September 12, 2014 in Dumas. He was born April 1, 1930 to Willie and Mae Rowe Yates. He was a member of Watson Baptist Church, served in the Air Force. His parents and one son Keith Yates preceded him in death.

Joan Kenward

WHITE HALL - Joan O. Kenward, age 81, of White Hall passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014. Early on the morning of August 12, 1933, a 9 lb. baby girl was born to Carrie and Ted Hickerson of Bragg City, MO. She was named Joan Ouida Hickerson. When she grew to be four years old, her parents moved her to Arkansas. She attended schools at Cornerstone, Altheimer, and Wabbaseka. Soon after graduation, she married Bill Brown and bore four children. That marriage ended after ten years and she met and married Jack Kenward. The nine children of these two marriages were Judith, Dan, Susan, Art, Holly, Stephen, Laura, Tami and Randy. And then, surprise, surprise, she and Jack were blessed with twins, Jack and Joni. “There were no step-children in the family!” She also raised a granddaughter, Kati, for a total of 12 children. She resided in White Hall with granddaughters Jodi and Kati.

RJ Williams

HOUSTON - RJ Williams, SFC, US Army Retired, 66, passed away September 7, 2014. Visitation Monday September 15, 2014 beginning at 9:00 AM followed by Funeral service at 11:00 AM at Bella Vista Missionary Baptist Church, 803 E. 36th Street, Houston, Texas 77022. Rev. Bobby Thomas, Officiating. Interment, Houston National Cemetery, Carl Barnes Funeral Home, 746 West 22nd Street, Houston, Texas 77008, 713-869-4529