SHERIDAN — Mattie Mae McGarrah, age 87, of Sheridan, Ark., went to be with the lord Friday, March 7, 2014. She was born August 28, 1926. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan, Ark. with visitation from 1:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Internment: Lost Creek Cemetery, Sheridan, Arkansas Express your condolences at our online website: www.buiefuneralhome.com
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KENSETT — Mary Maxine Middleton Ashcraft, of Kensett, Ark., formerly of Grapevine, Ark., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 7, 2014. She passed away at White County Hospital Searcy, Ark. surrounded by her family. Born on September 9, 1921, she lived most all of her 92 years at Grapevine, with her late husband, Athel Ashcraft, who passed away November 20, 2012.
RATCLIFF — Betty Arnett Heflin, 69, of Ratcliff, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff, died Friday, March 7, 2014.
HOT SPRINGS — Virginia Lee Dabney Railsback, 93, of Hot Springs passed away March 8, 2014. She was born November 24, 1920 in Valdosta, Georgia to William Joel Dabney and Hazel Land Dabney. In 1924, Virginia and her mother moved to Fayetteville, Ark. Virginia graduated from Fayetteville High School and attended the University of Arkansas where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.
DUMAS — Virgie Aldridge, 81, Dumas, Ark. died March 7, 2014, Pine Bluff, Ark. A member of Dumas First Baptist Church, she was born June 5, 1932, Story, Ark. to the late Vernis and Rena Aldridge.
Mrs. Earnestine Scott Cole, 82, of Pine Bluff passed away Friday, February 28, 2014. She was born in Hooker, Ark. to the late Hard Scott and Johanna McNeely Pitts.
RISON — Charles “Chuck” Clifton Ballard Sr., 74, of Rison died Thursday, March 6. Mr. Ballard retired from Smart Chevrolet as a transmission specialist.
HOT SPRINGS — Lillie Mae Chadick, age 86, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was born on February 29, 1928 at Wabbaseka, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson McGarity and Myrtle Cannon McGarity. On April 1, 1946, she married her sweetheart, Harold A. Chadick, who preceded her in death on December 21, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Lauren Chadick; her brother, James McGarity; and her sister, Graceonia Matthews.
DUMAS — Mr. Bobby (Jody) Garrett, 61 of Dumas, Arkansas died Friday, March 7, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Johnston, Iowa. He was born August 5, 1952. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Gardens Funeral Services.
WABBASEKA — Funeral service for Clarence “Manboy” Russell, Jr., 82 of Wabbaseka, Ark. passed February 26 at Davis East Life Center in Pine Bluff, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Grace Temple MBC, 909 S. Wisconsin, Rev. Amelio P. Howard pastor, Rev. Daryl Graydon, officiating. He was born December 17, 1931 son of the late Clarence Russell, Sr. and mother, Hazel Watkins Russell.