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Mark Wilkins

LANCASTER, TEXAS - Mr. Mark Reginald Wilkins, 55, of Lancaster, Texas passed Thursday, December 18, 2014. Funeral Arrangements will be made by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Bobby Reed

SHERIDAN - Truly an extraordinary life story reflecting the grit and strength of a great generation in rural Arkansas, Bobby Gene Reed of Sheridan, Arkansas was born December 21, 1935 at Rowell, Arkansas, the son of the late Garvin Huston Reed and Effie Elizabeth Roberts Reed. Born on a farm as a sharecropper’s son, he raised a great family and retired ultimately as president of the local railroad union. He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Pine Bluff, where he and his wife lived for over 50 years before moving to Sheridan. He was a locomotive engineer with Union Pacific for 42 years, and was an active member of the Railroad Union, having served as union president for five years.

Bobby Allen

MONTICELLO - Bobby Gene Allen, age 75 of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born on March 5, 1939 in Drew County to the late Thomas Lee and Linnie Marie Calhoun Allen. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dois Willis.

Clint Burton

LAKE VILLAGE - Clint Burton, 30 of Lake Village, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born December 14, 1983 in Lake Village to Sheryl Kay Ross Burton and the late, Larry Burton.

Adam Humphrey, Sr.

HUMPHREY - Mr. Adam Charles Humphrey, Sr., 68, of Pine Bluff passed Saturday, December 13, 2014. He was born in Sheridan, Ark. to the late Charlie Humphrey and Selina (Bennett) Watson.

Frances Moore

GRAPEVINE - Frances Elvina Reynolds Hudson Moore, 81, of Grapevine, died Wednesday, December 17th. Survivors, husband, Loy Moore; sons, Howard Wayne Hudson (Mary Kay) and Wallace A. “Buddy” Hudson (Pam); daughters, Rebecca Ann Crouch (John), Mary Harris (Dennis), Brenda Alexander (Lloyd), and Pat Whitehead (Demus); brother, Charles Reynolds; sister, Betty Vailes; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services are 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20th at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Burial will follow at Davis Cemetery in Grapevine. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, December 19th at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan. www.buiefuneralhome.com

Joe Haire

TEXARKANA - Joe Varden Haire, 77, formerly of Tillar, passed away in Texarkana on December 2, 2014. He was born November 18, 1937 at Kelso, Ark. Mr. Haire was Baptist and served in the United States Navy.

Wilbert Gray

MAUMELLE - Reverend Wilbert Gray, 65, of Maumelle formally of Pine Bluff, passed on Monday, December 1, 2014 at John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Arrangements will be announced by Watson Northcrest Funeral Home in North Little Rock 501-812-5303

Mae Rankin

On November 29, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark., The Lord called home our loving Mother, Mae Frances Burnett Rankin.

Irene Graham

Irene Wilson Graham, 64 passed Sunday, November 30, 2014. She was born January 30, 1950 in Brinkley, Ark. to Ora Louise “Benton” Wilson and Phynaus Lee Wilson, Sr. She was the fifth of eight children born to this union.

Patricia Quickel

STAR CITY - Patricia Johnson Quickel, 71 of Star City, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock. She was born November 20, 1943 in Humphrey to the late Ollie and Edith Moore Johnson. She was a member of Overcoming Faith Worship Center, was a retired Licensed Dietician for Beverly Enterprise in Star City, Delta Memorial Hospital of Dumas and Trinity Village Medical Center in Pine Bluff and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Renee Benton

LITTLE ROCK - Renee Connie Benton, 49 of Little Rock, died Tuesday December 2, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock. She was born April 18, 1965. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Gardens Funeral Services

Joe Bogy

JACKSONVILLE - SMSgt. Joe W. Bogy USAF (Ret.) age 84, of Jacksonville passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014. He was born June 22, 1930 in Wabbaseka, Arkansas to the late Roy P. Bogy and Bunch Marshall Bogy. Mr. Bogy retired from the United States Air Force after 26 years of service. During his military career he was stationed in 5 countries, he served during the Korean Conflict, Vietnam War and he also served with the Presidential Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base. Following his military career Mr. Bogy worked for Dassault Falcon Jet for 20 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his pets and was well known for his fast pitch softball pitching skills. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Maxine H. Bogy, his brother, Roy and his sister Dorothy.