Mr. Jay Rufus Earnest, 82, of Pine Bluff passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia, Miss. to the late Eli and Sallie (Stribling) Earnest.
Survivors include wife, Myrtle (Deadmon) Earnest of Pine Bluff; sons, Larry Earnest of Philadelphia, Miss., Wendell Earnest of Pine Bluff, Raymond Earnest of Philadelphia, Miss.; daughters, Yvonne Humphrey, Jeanette Hence both of Pine Bluff, Jacquline Keelan of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Opal Earnest of Pasadena, Calif., Charles Earnest of Bay Springs, Miss., Earl Earnest, Neal Earnest both of Madden, Miss.; sisters, Odett Talley of Philadelphia, Miss., Jean Darby of Madden, Miss., Joe Earnest of Pasadena, Calif., Patricia McBeath of Sebastopol, Miss., Madeline Clemons of Madden, Miss.; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at New Town MBC by Rev. Melvin D. Graves. Burial will be at Bellwood Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
The body will lie in repose Wednesday at New Town from 10:15 a.m. until service time.
The family will be at 300 South Juniper Street, Pine Bluff.
Online Register: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.