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Paul Dorman

SHERIDAN - Paul K. Dorman, 92 of Sheridan and former resident of Tillar (Winchester) passed away on Feb. 8, 2016 in Sheridan. Paul was born on July 24, 1923 in Winchester and was the son of the late, Arthur Edward and Belle Zora Lack Dorman. Also a daughter Liley Dorman preceded him in death.

Kaye Freeman

GLENDALE — Kaye French Freeman, age 80, of Glendale, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Born June 24, 1935 at Clackamas, Ore. She was a daughter to the late Frank Stalkup and Mary Kolb Stalkup Guiles. Mrs. Freeman was a homemaker and a member of Shepherd Hill Baptist Church. Her first husband of 24 years, James Edward “Sonny” French predeceased her in 1977. She was also preceeded in death by a brother, Jack Stalkup, and a sister, Betty Ueland. Survivors include her husband Roger Freeman, whom she married on Sept. 27, 1983; three sons, Mike French (June) of Carlisle, Kenneth French (Tish) of Herbine, and Paul French (Penny) of Peel, Ark.; 2 daughters, Brenda Phillips of Woodlawn and Crystal French Gibson (Steve) of Phoenix, Ariz. ; a step-son, Lynn French (Holly) of Star City; a brother, Steve Guiles (Denise) of Madras, Ore.; 20 grandchildren; along with many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services. The family will hold a Memorial Service on Thursday, 10 a.m. at Shepherd Hill Baptist Church. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com

Emma Jean Scales Brown

ENGLAND — Emma Jean Scales Brown “Grippy” 74, of England, Ark. died Feb. 5, 2016 at her home. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Robert Kellogg

Robert “Bob” Wesley Kellogg, 60, of Pine Bluff, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016. Born October 26, 1955 at Pine Bluff, he was the son of the late Herbert Kellogg and Katie Pickens Kellogg.

Lucille Scholebo

WHITE HALL — Lucille Genevieve Scholebo, age 91, of White Hall, died Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Scholebo was born August 13, 1924, in St. Genevieve, Mo., a daughter of the late John Louis and Linda LaRose Roth.

Montye Williamson

LITTLE ROCK — Mr. Montye D. Williamson, 43, of Little Rock, Ark. died on February 8, 2016 at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Peggy Owen

Peggy Jo Thompson Owen, 79, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away surrounded by family at her home Sunday, February 7, 2016. She was born September 29, 1936, in Cornerville, to J. C. and Vivian Lain Thompson.

William Kulbeth

William (Bill) C. Kulbeth, 80, of Pine Bluff went home to be with his Lord Monday, February 5, 2016. He was born August 28, 1935, to the late D. C. Kulbeth and Mable Kulbeth Nichols. Mr. Kulbeth faithfully served his country for two years in the United States Army and worked as a scale officer for Mid America Co. for over 30 years. He was an avid fisherman and loving husband and father. He is preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Kulbeth and two sisters, Opal Pharr and Genice Swanson.

Geraldine Burnett

STAR CITY — Geraldine Burnett, 61 of Star City died Friday. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Drake Cemetery. Visitation is 1:00-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Service. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net

James Johnson

James “Jay” Johnson, 62, of Pine Bluff, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016, at his home. Jay was born September 1, 1953, in Pine Bluff. He was reared by his father, Carol Lyn Johnson and his step-mother, Hattie Jean Owens Johnson. He received his education in Pine Bluff. He joined the United States Marine Corps and served during Vietnam. Jay owned and operated Class A Apparel.

Mae Dodds

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - Mrs. Mae Helen Fells-Dodds, 60, of Milwaukee, Wis. formerly of Dumas, Ark. passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Milwaukee. Born August 29, 1955 in Dumas, she was a daughter of the late Jimmy and Mollie Rochell-Fells. She was a member of Free Gift M.B.C. in Dumas serving on the Usher Board, and a home maker. Survivors include one son, Brian Dodds of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Schwanda Hawkins of Milwaukee, Wis. and Shanetric Dodds of Ft. Worth, Texas; six brothers, Fred Fells of Milwaukee, Wis., James Fells, Levell Fells both of Pine Bluff, Ark., Leonard Fells of Topeka, Kan., Tommy Fells of Murfreesboro, Tenn., James Edwards of Houston, Texas; six sisters, Joann Daniels of Monticello, Ark., Jannett Lewis of Star City, Ark., Marsha Huskey of Texarkana, Texas, Angela Kelly of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Shawn Fells of Conway, Ark., Jenifer Green of Richardson, Texas; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Free Gift M.B.C. in Dumas with Rev. Kenneth F. Smith, Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Free Gift Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas

John Stewart

RISON — John Barnett Stewart, age 54, of Rison, died February 3, 2016. Survivors include his daughters, Chelsey Stewart of Jacksonville, Cassey Stewart of Sheridan; mother, Juanice Stewart of Rison; brothers, Rodger Stewart of Woodlawn, Gary Stewart of Rowell, Bobby Stewart of Winchester, Ky., Ricky Stewart Jr. of Woodlawn and sisters, Peggy King, Becky McClain, Debbie McClain and Sherry Hoover, all of Rison.

Marjorie Stewart

GRAVETTE — Marjorie May Stewart, age 82, of Gravette, passed away February 2, 2016. Marjorie was born March 2, 1933 in Dodge City, Kan. to parents Arthur and Geraldine Edwards. She was united in marriage to Joseph Stewart on March 31, 1961 in Hot Springs, Ark. and they enjoyed over 52 years of marriage. Marjorie taught elementary school for 35 years in Southern Arkansas. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Gravette and formerly the Forrest Park Assembly in Pine Bluff and the First Assembly of Pine Bluff. Marjorie taught Sunday School also and was active with the Missionettes. Marjorie was also a member of the American Business Women’s Association. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and also quilting, sewing, yard work and bird watching. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Joe in 2013; her parents, brother, Lloyd Edwards and sister in law, Janine Edwards. She is survived by her sons, Jeff Stewart of Coal Hill, Ark. and Joe Stewart and wife, Malinda of Pea Ridge; one brother, Duane Edwards and wife Linda of Maumelle; two sisters, Corine Peck and husband Lee of Tulsa and Evelyn Clem and husband Charles of Hot Springs; sister in law, Melva Edwards of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Dylan, Eli, Sara Beth, Jonas and Seth and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and former students. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Circle of Life Hospice or the Gideons. The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, February 8, 2016 at the First Assembly of God Church in Gravette. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.Arrangements are with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home, 3800 W. Walnut, Rogers.

Willie Wilson Sr.

Mr. Willie B. Wilson Sr. known as “Fawdy”, 85, of Pine Bluff passed away January 30, 2016. He was born on August 9, 1930 to the late John Wilson and late LeAnna Joiner in Dublin, Miss. He leaves to cherish his memories wife, Roberta Johnson Wilson; children, Willie B. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, James Wilson, Randy Wilson, LaVerne Wilson, Linda Wilson, Bettie Wilson, Lillie Wilson, Joyce Wilson, Alisa Wilson, and Jacquelyn Wilson all of Pine Bluff; a sister, Lee Bernice Gist of Detroit, Mich., and a host of other relatives.