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Dortha Mathews

LOUISIANA — Dortha Chrisman Mathews, age 89, passed away Sunday morning July 19th, 2015, after a short illness. A long-time resident of Mer Rouge and Bastrop, Mrs. Mathews was an active participant in community events. She was preceded in death by her husband A.J. Mathews III and her daughter Brenda Tittle. Mrs. Mathews is survived by her son Jack and daughter in-law Connie of Mer Rouge, Louisiana, her twin sister Bettye Craig of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held at her hometown of Dexter, Missouri and will be announced at a later date by Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Isaac Daniels

Funeral services for Mr. Isaac Daniels, 97, of Pine Bluff, passed July 19 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be Saturday, 10:00 a.m., New St. James, 3301 S. Wisconsin, Rev. James.

Susie Worsham

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Whitmore Worsham, 69, of Little Rock, formerly of Altheimer, Ark, will be held Saturday 2:30 p.m. Mt. Bayou MBC in Altheimer, Ark., Rev. LaFayette Woods Sr., Pastor.

Angela Harrod

McGEHEE — Angela Harrod, 68, of McGehee, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. She was born on July 30, 1946 in McGehee, AR. Angela was a graduate of McGehee High School in McGehee, AR, and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She owned and operated Haley’s Accounting Service, which she purchased in 1982. Angela was a lifelong resident of McGehee, AR. She loved to read, spend time with her grandson and her grand dog. Angela was a member of First Presbyterian Church of McGehee, AR.

Ollie Harris

Visitation Service for our grandmother, Mother Ollie Harris, 99, will be at P.K. Miller Mortuary, 204 East Second Ave., Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601, July 24, 2015, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Mary Phillips

Mary Dell Phillips, 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. She was born on November 23, 1921, in Stephens, Ark. to parents William Avery Terrell and Mary (Mollie) Wade Nicholson Terrell. Growing up on the family farm she developed a deep love for the beauty of nature. Her life demonstrated a deep commitment to her faith, family, and friends. Mary Dell was a member of South Side Baptist Church of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Willie Branch Jr.

Willie “Jack” Branch Jr. departed this life on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was 65 years old. Jack was born January 11, 1950 to Willie & Marvell Branch, the firstborn of nine children, in Dumas, AR. Jack was very studious as a young man and graduated from Wolf Project High School as valedictorian in 1966. He attended AM&N College (UAPB) graduating with honors in 1969. He continued his educational goals by attending Arkansas State University to complete his masters and Ed.D in 1976. He spent 42 years in the educational system in Blytheville, AR as a teacher and principal. He retired in 2011. He was a minister of the gospel for over 20 years & pastored Unity Evangelistic Ministries in Blytheville, AR. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeremiah Branch. Jack is survived by his wife of 46 years, Electa Branch; one son, Willie (Rita) Branch III of Moundville, AL; four grandchildren: Tiffany Branch, Willie Branch IV, VaShaun Wiggins and Jareah Branch; two great-grandchildren: Ja’Niya Branch and Takayla McClendon; his parents, Willie & Marvell Branch; seven siblings: Marvia (Thomas) Lackey of Ft. Worth, TX; Victor (LaVerne) Branch of Jackson, MS; Dr. Vye Branch-Watson of Jonesboro, AR; Kenneth (Dana) Branch of Ivanhoe, IL; Dwayne (Anita) Branch of Springfield, VA; Darrell Branch of Watson, AR; David (Geraldine) Branch of Potomac, MD. He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends all around the world. A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Blytheville, AR with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m.. A second visitation will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 from 11:00 AM-12:00 p.m. at The Family Church in Whitehall, AR with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. The interment/graveside service will take place on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Blytheville, AR beginning promptly at 11:00 a.m. Roller-Swift Funeral Home in Osceola, AR has charge of the services. Online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com .

Edgar Wyles

MONTICELLO - Edgar L. Wyles, age 84 of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born September 3, 1930 in Monticello to the late A.B. Owens and Johnnie Wyles and was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Shedd Wyles.

Gertrude Green

Gertrude Green, 81, of Pine Bluff, passed July 07, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born June 25, 1934 in Pickens, Ark., to the late Fred and Mattie Grisby Green.

Kula Kumpuris

On July 3, 2015, Kula Makris Kumpuris passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was born February 21, 1917 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Annie Zack and George Andrew Makris.

Joe Matthews

Joe Matthews, age 81 of Pine Bluff, AR, died July 1. He was born May 26, 1934, in Texarkana, TX. He was the son of the late Joseph Simpson and Tommie Ouida Nichols Matthews.