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Michael Reed

MONTICELLO - Michael Foy Reed, 54 of Monticello died Saturday, January 10, 2015. He was born September 23, 1960 in Natchez, Miss. to the late Pete and Verbie Culp Reed.

Eva Dempsey

Eva Nell Harmon Dempsey, 99, of Trinity Village Assisted Living in Pine Bluff, Arkansas died January 17, 2015, after a short illness. She was born January 9, 1916, in Gans (Sequoyah County), Oklahoma. Her parents were Henry C. and Ollie White Harmon, pioneer residents of Sequoyah County, Indian Territory (later Oklahoma).

Bob Lieblong

CONWAY - Bob Lieblong died at his home in Conway, on 1/9/2015. He was born 12/25/1955 in Pine Bluff to William & Sara Lieblong. He is survived by brother, Bill and sister-in-law, Joy. Bob was a wonderful Uncle to Lori, Melissa, Katie and Ben Lieblong. Bobby’s genuine nature and kindness towards others rewarded him success during his career. He had a special love for animals and cared for them like they were his children. Services: Saturday, January 17 at 1:00p.m. at St James, Little Rock. Family requests in lie of flowers, memorials to UAMS PRI, 4301 W. Markham, Slot 554, LR 72205. Arrangements by Rosewood Cremation, obit/guestbook, wwwrosewooodcremation.com

Pamela Harrison

Pamela Lee Harrison, 59, Pine Bluff, born December 31, 1955, passed away January 12, 2015. She was a member of Family Church in Pine Bluff. She is preceded in death by her mother, Geraldine Harrison.

Katherine Powell

Ms. Katherine Lovette Powell, 80, of Pine Bluff, passed away on January 4, 2014. She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late James and Corine Lovette. After graduating from Lake Village High School in 1951 as valedictorian, she continued her education at Arkansas Agriculture Mechanical and Normal College which later became the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She received a bachelor of Arts and began building a fifty year legacy as an outstanding educator and author at Dumas School District-School Library Media Center, Alport High School 4th grade, 9th English/Librarian, Marian Anderson School, 6th Grade, and Damascus School-Social Studies. In her quest for continuous knowledge, she earned a Master of science in Education from University of Central Arkansas, in Conway, Arkansas and a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

Margie Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Margie Jones, born January 10, 1909 to the late Will and Elisha Jasper, will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Greater Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 3700 West 13th with the Rev. Jimmy Fisher officiating. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. Interment-Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Services entrusted to the P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Mary New

DOTHAN, ALA. - Mary Nell Moncrief New, 67, Dothan, Alabama passed away January 5, 2015. She was born in Watson, Arkansas on March 29, 1947 the daughter of Alvin and Alta Mobbs Moncrief. Her parents and three brothers preceded her in death.

Vera Jones

WOODLAWN - Vera Maurice Jones, age 84, of the Woodlawn community, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Mrs. Jones was born June 17, 1930 in Lone Prairie community located in Ashley County, a daughter to the late Thomas Edward Scott and Vera Avelyne Lee Scott. She was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Jones was an active member of the Snazzy Steppers Red Hatters Club, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Connor Decker

VILONIA - Connor Leonard Decker, infant son of William and Felicia Decker of Vilonia, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. He was born December 16, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock.

Doris Ballard

STAR CITY - Doris Hughes Ballard, 90 of Star City passed away Sunday. She was born February 26, 1924 in Mt. Holly to the late Maxie O. and Zelma Tompkins Hughes.