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Joe Scott

Joe Lilburn Scott, 72, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, March 21st, 2015 after a brief battle with cancer. Born September 17th, 1942 in Little Rock, Ark., a son of Opal Grice and Clarence Scott, he was a life-long resident of Pine Bluff.

Bernice Marks

Mrs. Bernice Thomas Marks, 58, of Pine Bluff passed Wednesday, March 11, 2015. She was born in Wabbaseka, Ark. to Bobby Thomas of Benton, Miss. and Louise (Logan) Eves of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Ruthie Green

The life of Ruthie Beatrice Green began on August 22, 1940 in Pine Bluff, Ark. She was born to the late Andrew Thomas Sr., and Lillie Mae Jefferson Thomas and the late Dallas Walker. She was the first of thirteen children. She attended school at Coleman and worked at an early age to help take care of her family. From August 2003 until early 2013, she was employed at Precious Memories Child Care Center as an infant caregiver. She confessed her life in Christ at an early age.

Robert Shorter

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Shorter Sr., 94, of Pine Bluff, passed March 05, at Jefferson Regional Medical, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Kings Highway MBC Rev Walter C. Mays Sr. Pastor.

Clifton Joyner

WARREN - Clifton Eugene Joyner, age 87 of Warren, Arkansas died Tuesday March 10th He is survived by a brother, Carlton Joyner of Redwood City Calif., Linda Franks Joyner, his loving wife of 43 years, daughter Angela Marsh, husband Blake, Warren Ark.; a son Clifton Jr, wife Traci, Overland Park Kan., son Tom Wingard, wife Robin, Monticello Ark. and daughter Dana King, husband Chris, Pine Bluff Ark., along with eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for 2:00pm, Saturday March 14 at First Baptist Church, Warren Ark. Arrangements by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Joann McDaniel

STAR CITY - Joann McDaniel, 79 of Star City, died Wednesday at Gardner Nursing Center. She was born July 25, 1935 in Sherrill to the late James and Cynthia Harrison Camp.

Bertie Rowland

RISON - Bertie Lou Stover Rowland, 81, of Rison died March 11, 2015. Mrs. Rowland was born in the Kedron community near Rison on April 20, 1933, a daughter of the late William Calvin “Bill” Riggins and Jessie McLaughlin Riggins.

Harvey Benton

RISON - Harvey Benton, 93 of Rison died Friday, March 6, 2015. Survivors, wife, Essie Mae Benton, son, Harvey L. Benton of Conway; daughters, Shirley Warner, Bobbie Warner, Juanita Warner all of Fordyce. Yvonne Buford of Okalona and Lyndia Benton of Rison a brother Andrew Roshell, Jr. of Rison one nephew, two nieces thirty-six grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren. Services Friday, March 13, First Baptist Church, Rison 2:00 p.m. burial in New Cemetery, Rison by Marks Funeral Home Fordyce.