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James Pennington

RISON - James M. “Hop” Pennington, age 91, of Rison, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 24, 2014. He was born March 22, 1923 in Cleveland County. Left to cherish his memory is a son, James B. Pennington and his wife Barbara of Rison; five grandchildren, James Benjamin Pennington, Pamela Mellic, Christopher Pennington, Amanda Barraclough and Chad Hall; and seven great grandchildren. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, in Greenwood Cemetery at Rison. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. (870) 325-6216. Online condolences at

Ora Langford

RISON - Mrs. Ora Lee Langford, 62 of Rison passed Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born in Parksdale, Ark. to the late Horace and Maoler (Releford) Wainwright, Sr. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Trinity Faith Assembly Church-Rison, Ark. by Rev. Floyd Bennett. Interment will be in The New Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Donald Frigon

Donald Curtis Frigon, 84, of Pine Bluff, died Friday, November 21, 2014. Born January 5, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, a son of Frank and Norah Deck Frigon, he grew up and received his early education in Detroit. As a young man he joined the Merchant Marine, then the US Navy where he served on underwater demolition teams.

William May

WHITE HALL - William Edward “Ed” May ran the race, fought the good fight of faith, finished his course entering into the arms of his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 23,2014.

Margaret Gavin

RYE - Margaret Ray Gavin, age 86, of Rye, Ark. died Sunday November 23, at Chapel Woods in Warren. Born July 31, 1928 in Rye, Ark. a daughter of the late Ray and Claudia Tooke Mercer she was a retired register nurse, a member Union United Methodist Church and the widow of Loyd Gavin.

Anzelene Jones

Mrs. Anzelene Cummings Jones, 93 of Pine Bluff passed Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was born in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late James L. and Ada (King) Cummings.

Carnetta Gooseberry

In profound sorrow the professional and courteous staff of the Christian Way Funeral Home sorrowfully announces the earthly departure of Mrs. Carnetta Shelby Gooseberry. Mrs. Gooseberry answered to her name on November 14, 2014 and said “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness, which the lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day.”

Frances Fell

Frances Lindsey Fell, age 87, passed away at Jefferson Regional Medical Center Tuesday, November 11, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Mother to three, and “Grammy” to seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, she devoted her life to her family, friends, and music. Since the age of fifteen, she had served as church pianist in eight cities in Louisiana and Arkansas, most recently for Calvary Baptist Church of Pine Bluff where she was a member for 30 years. Mrs. Fell was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Hattie Lindsey of Bearden; a sister, Lucille Houchins of Houston, Texas; and two grandsons: Jordan Shepard of Little Rock, and Sgt. Robin Vincent Fell of Shreveport, La.

Carroll Trotter

WILMAR - Carroll Preston Trotter, age 86 of Wilmar, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Life Touch Hospice Home in El Dorado, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Macie Joel Spears Trotter of Wilmar; one son, Calvin Trotter of Warrenton, MO; one daughter, Gail Shelby of Wilmar; one brother, Rev. John David Trotter of Austin, AR; two sisters, Rachel Holland and Liz Corbell both of Stephensville, Texas; four granddaughters; and seven great grandchildren.

Richie Cotton

SHERIDAN - Richie Cotton, 40, of Sheridan, Arkansas died Wednesday. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister and best friend, Lisa Cotton; grandparents, Glen Emberton and Frank and Norma Cotton; cousin, Mike Cotton; uncles, Tommy Emberton and Randy Cotton.