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Bobby Reed

SHERIDAN - Truly an extraordinary life story reflecting the grit and strength of a great generation in rural Arkansas, Bobby Gene Reed of Sheridan, Arkansas was born December 21, 1935 at Rowell, Arkansas, the son of the late Garvin Huston Reed and Effie Elizabeth Roberts Reed. Born on a farm as a sharecropper’s son, he raised a great family and retired ultimately as president of the local railroad union. He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Pine Bluff, where he and his wife lived for over 50 years before moving to Sheridan. He was a locomotive engineer with Union Pacific for 42 years, and was an active member of the Railroad Union, having served as union president for five years.

Bobby Allen

MONTICELLO - Bobby Gene Allen, age 75 of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born on March 5, 1939 in Drew County to the late Thomas Lee and Linnie Marie Calhoun Allen. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dois Willis.

Clint Burton

LAKE VILLAGE - Clint Burton, 30 of Lake Village, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born December 14, 1983 in Lake Village to Sheryl Kay Ross Burton and the late, Larry Burton.

Adam Humphrey, Sr.

HUMPHREY - Mr. Adam Charles Humphrey, Sr., 68, of Pine Bluff passed Saturday, December 13, 2014. He was born in Sheridan, Ark. to the late Charlie Humphrey and Selina (Bennett) Watson.

Frances Moore

GRAPEVINE - Frances Elvina Reynolds Hudson Moore, 81, of Grapevine, died Wednesday, December 17th. Survivors, husband, Loy Moore; sons, Howard Wayne Hudson (Mary Kay) and Wallace A. “Buddy” Hudson (Pam); daughters, Rebecca Ann Crouch (John), Mary Harris (Dennis), Brenda Alexander (Lloyd), and Pat Whitehead (Demus); brother, Charles Reynolds; sister, Betty Vailes; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services are 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20th at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Burial will follow at Davis Cemetery in Grapevine. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, December 19th at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan. www.buiefuneralhome.com

Larry Gibson

ENGLAND - Mr. Larry Gibson Sr. 60, of England passed away December 15, 2014 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born July 22, 1954 to the late Tommie Gibson and Georgia Gibson in Tucker, Arkansas.

Ozell Robinson, Sr.

DUMAS - Mr. Ozell Robinson, Sr., 64 of Dumas died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Delta Memorial Hospital. He was born May 13, 1950. Visiation is Friday, December 19, 2014 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Serenity Gardens Funeral Services. Funeral Services are Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church in Dumas. The burial will be following the services in Curtis Hall Cemetery in Pickens, Arkansas. Arrangements announced later by Serenity Gardens Funeral Services.

Devan Lacy

CAMDEN - Funeral services for Devan Dupree Lacy, 26, of Camden, Arkansas were held 1:00 p.m. Tabernacle Healing Deliverance Church Rev. George Stepps pastor. He was born August 25, 1987 in Omaha, Nebraska to Barbara R. Lacy and LeRoy Webster. He was preceded in death by his great grand uncle and aunt Charlie and Caledonia Rogers.

Joella Smith

Mrs. Joella Smith - Evans 57, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Her funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Michael Rice

Mr. Michael Rice, 56, of Pine Bluff passed Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He was born in Wabbaseka, Ark. to Earnest Gaines of Chicago and the late Jewel (Rice) Smith.

Major Smith, Jr.

LAKE VILLAGE - Major E. Smith, Jr., age 63 of Lake Village, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Lake Village Rehab and Care Center in Lake Village. He was born in Little Rock, Ark. on August 14, 1951 to Margaret Louise Matthews Smith and the late Major Elmer Smith, Sr.