GEORGIA - Johnie Beason Mrs. Johnie Mooty Beason, age 86, of McDonough, Ga. passed away February 11, 2016. Mrs. Beason was born in Crossett, Ark. the daughter of the late Mildred Childers and Joe Dan Mooty. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Wendell Beason. Mrs. Beason enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing bridge, reading, and was a life time member of the Eastern Star. Survivors are her children, David Beason (Sherry) of Magnolia, Texas and Becky Hammonds (Mike) of McDonough, Ga.; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Mrs. Beason will be on Monday, February 15, 2016 – 11a.m. at Buie Funeral Home in Rison, Ark. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough 770-914-8833 haistenfunerals.com. Local funeral arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. (870)325-6216 www.buiefuneralhome.com
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NEW EDINBURG- Mr. Emerson Jackson, 83, of New Edinburg, Ark. passed February 8, 2016. Funeral Service will be 11a.m., Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Harris Temple COGIC in Kingsland, Ark. by Supt. E.B. Lea. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery in New Edinburg, Ark. by Brown- Williams Funeral Home of Fordyce. Visitation will be 3:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday at Brown-Williams Funeral Home. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com
JERSY — Christene (Earnhart) Little-Holland, 72, of Jersey, Ark. passed away in Little Rock, Ark. She was born January 18, 1944 in Shirl, Ark. She was of the Baptist Faith, she loved sewing, quilting, gardening, thrift shopping, garage selling, bowling and she was a good cook. She was preceded in death by her parents Aubrey and Bessie Earnhart, two brothers; James and Oliver Earnhart, two sisters, Shirley Taylor and Debbie Earnhart and her husband Paul Little Sr. She is survived by her husband of 18 years Carl of the home, two sons; Paul Little Jr of Fort Smith and Steven Little and his wife Bobbi of Elkhart, Ind., one daughter, Cindy Sanders and her husband Ron of Fort Smith, one step-daughter, Sherry Vaughn and her husband Zane of Maryland, one brother, Bill Earnhart and his wife Mary of Van Buren, two half-brothers; Tommy Earnhart of Greenwood and Bobby Earnhart and his wife Donna of Mansfield, one sister, Vickie Coddington (Earnhart) of Van Buren, two half-sisters; Darlene Montgomery and her husband Charlie of Fort Smith and Linda Earnhart of Greenwood, one step-sister, Faye Gott and her husband Fred of Greenwood, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel 4817 Kelley Hwy Fort Smith, Ark. with Interment tofollow at Forest Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven Little Jr., Matthew Sanders, Travis Sanders, Jeremy Holland, Jacob Cochran & Danny Atwell. Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith. To place an online tribute, go to www.lewisfuneralchapel.net
STAR CITY — Mrs. Lillie Mae Peterson, 90, of Star City passed February 6, 2016. She was born in Yorktown to the late Robert and Lena (Walker) Scott.
England — Emma Jean Scales Brown “Grippy” 74, of England Ark. went home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2016. She was born October 6, 1941 in Allport, Ark. to the late Joshua and Mary Scales. She was preceded in death by Five siblings.
Gary B. Mathews, 77 of Caulksville, AR passed away January 26, 2016 in Fort Smith. He was born October 8, 1938 in Fort Smith to Roy Mathews & Althea Stewart Mathews. He was a Construction Supervisor/Consultant for McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. He also served with the Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy & Althea Stewart Mathews and his first wife and mother of his children, Elizabeth “Betsy” Mills Mathews.
Mr. Raymond Renee Parker, 57, of Pine Bluff, AR passed January 31, 2016. He was born to the late Henry Parker and Henrietta (Adams) Williams of Pine Bluff, Ark.
The Rev. Willie Berkhalter 73, of Pine Bluff died February 9, 2016 at JRMC.
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - Mary Lee Bradley, 90, of College Station, passed away February 9, 2016 at College Station Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, February 11th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.
STAR CITY - Robert “Bob” Samuel McBryde, Sr., 80, of Star City died Wednesday at Lincoln Heights Healthcare in Star City. He was born April 1, 1935 in Pine Bluff to the late Fred and Angie Parker McBryde.