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Jimmy Bowen

WILMAR — Jimmy “Jim” Bowen, 67, of Wilmar, Ark. passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born Dec. 29, 1947, in Little Rock to the late William Bowen and Gertrude Markley Bowen.

Alvin Cornish

LITTLE ROCK — Alvin Gerald “Doc” Cornish, 98, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2015. He resided at Pleasant Hills Retirement Center in Little Rock, Ark., and was formerly a longtime resident of Pine Bluff.

Jerry Skagfjord

Gerald Ray “Jerry” Skagfjord, 68, of Pine Bluff died Monday, May 25, 2015. Born April 7, 1947, in San Francisco, Calif., he was a son of the late Bernard Skagfjord and Mary May Ashford Skagfjord.

William Swan

MONTICELLO — William “Gene” Eugene Swan, 72, of Monticello, Ark., passed away Monday, May 18, 2015, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

Theodore Smith

RENTON, WASH. - Theodore Smith was born July 20, 1928, in Altheimer, Arkansas, to his late mother, Lucille Smith Sadler of Altheimer, Ark. and Johnnie Parker of Grady, Ark. Theodore spent his early years in Jefferson County, Arkansas. On March 9, Theodore passed away in Renton, Washington with his family at his side.

Cecil Woodman

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - Funeral services for Cecil Woodman will be held at 3:00 p.m. on March 21, 2015 at Brown’s Home For Funerals. 417 Walnut St Helena,Arkansas. Family Hour will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the ChristianWay Funeral Home. Pine Bluff,Ark Elder Willis Will will officiate. Burial will be at Springlake Cemetery. Lexa,Arkansas

Vivian Nash

BEARDEN - Vivian Margaret McMurry Nash, 87, of Bearden died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. She is survived by her husband Charles Roland Nash; two daughters, Mary Burford, and Mae Beth McMan. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Prosperity Baptist Church or Stoney Point Cemetery Association. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with Rev. Mark Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Stoney Point Cemetery. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

Anita Owings

Anita Jean Owings, age 89, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, March 7, 2015. She was born in Pine Bluff on September 5, 1925 to Levi and Hixie Singleton Harris. She was reared in Cleveland County and was the youngest of six children. Anita married Arthur Clifton Scott. They had two children. Arthur died accidentally in 1947. She then married James P. Owings in 1949, and they were married 51 years before his death. She became a Christian at a young age, and she and James were faithful members of Pine Grove Church.

Louie James

Funeral services for Mrs. Louie Christine James, 82, of Pine Bluff, passed March 11, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be held Saturday 2:00 p.m. True Vine “E” MBC 1001 West 2nd Ave. Pine Bluff, Rev. Leon Williams pastor, Rev. Aaron Johnson officiating.

Jerry Jackson

Mr. Jerry L. Jackson, of Pine Bluff, passed away, Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock,Arkansas. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.