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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.

Alfred Morrison

STAR CITY - Alfred W. Morrison, 76 of Star City died Friday. Born March 31, 1938 in Star City. Survivors include, three daughters, Barbara Morrison, Kathy Deen, Sabrina Rizzuto, two sisters, Mollie Hill Cockrell, Martha Akines, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral Services were 11:00 A.M. Monday at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Palmyra (Lincoln County). Visitation was Monday before the service. Bro. John Marlar and Bro. Cody Andrews officiated. Burial was in Palmyra Cemetery. Arrangements were by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online obit

Joyce Pevey

MONTICELLO - Joyce Lynn Millwood Pevey, age 64 of Monticello, went to be with her LORD and SAVIOR on November 6th 2014. Joyce was born October 17, 1950 in Dumas, Arkansas to Wilna C. Ogelsby Millwood and the late Loyd Eugene Millwood.

Anna Locke

MUNFORD, TENN. - Anna Bet Locke, 79, of Munford, TN, passed away on Wednesday, November 5 at her home. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 15 at the Brighton ARP Church fellowship hall. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Covington Funeral has charge of services. She is survived by three sons, Birt Locke and Mike Locke, both of Horn Lake, MS and Randy Locke of Cleveland, Tenn.; one daughter, Vickie Hugues of Munford, Tenn.; one sister, Ruthie Lee Breech of Pine Bluff, Ark.; two brothers, Kenneth Cope of New Madrid, Mo. and Donald Cope of Rison, Ark.; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may sign an online guestbook at .

James Turner

RISON - James “Jimmy” Aubrey Turner, age 66, of Rison, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at his home. He was born July 29, 1948 in Fayetteville, a son of the late Aubrey Leon Turner and Helen Marie Culpepper Turner. Mr. Turner was a Methodist and served the Army National Guard for thirteen years. Jimmy was a retired truck driver after 27 years on the road and a member of the OOIDA. He was a 1966 graduate of Rison High School. Mr. Turner loved all animals but especially his dogs and chickens. In addition to his parents, Mr. Turner is preceded in by one daughter, Holly Lyn Turner; paternal grandparents, G. W. and Ollie Turner and maternal grandparents, C. D. and Nova Culpepper.

Caroline Stanley

MONTICELLO - Carolyn Ann Stanley, 50 of Monticello, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born March 24, 1964 to Maxine Stanley Veasey and the late Curtis Lee Veasey.