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Irene Damron

BRYANT - Irene C. Damron, 88, of Bryant, Ark., entered into Eternal Life with her Savior, Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at her home. She was a former resident of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Margaret Perry

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - Mrs. Margaret Perry, formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away Sunday, at her home in Kansas City, Kan. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Helen Kirk

GREENVILLE, MISS. - Funeral services for Helen Pigford Kirk, 93, a lifelong resident of Greenville will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at St. James Episcopal Church. She died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at University Medical Center after suffering a fall the day before at her home. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

James Hall

RISON - Mr. James Hall 44, of Rison, Ark., passed away February 14, 2015. He was born June 12, 1970 to Otis Hall, Jr and Mary Johnson in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Anleen Vinson

PANSY COMM. - Anleen Vinson, age 89, of Pansy community near Rison, died February 25, 2015 in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Vinson was born November 16, 1925 in Rowell, a daughter of the late Jim Jacks and Radie Stark Jacks.

Eugene Rigle, Jr.

MCGEHEE - Mr. Eugene Rigle Jr., 60, of McGehee died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at McGehee Desha County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Gardens Funeral Services.

Mary Smith

Mrs. Mary Marie Smith was born March 5, 1932 in Pine Bluff, the daughter of the late Annie and Joe King, Sr. , she was called home to the Lord on Friday, February 6, 2015.

Willie Perkins

Mr. Willie Lee “Wine” Perkins, 64 of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed Saturday, February 7, 2015. He was born in Pastoria, Ark. to the late James Perkins, Jr. and Gennie V. Butler.

George Morris

George Robert Morris was the youngest of six siblings born to the late Mr. Willie and Mrs. Tiny B. Morris, September 25, 1960, in Pine Bluff, Ark. He entered his eternal rest February 1, 2015.

William Gooseberry, Jr.

William McKinney Gooseberry Jr. 1951-2015. He was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. on March 22, 1951 and passed away on February 2, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memories: two children; nine sisters; five grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Services will be held, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 8523 Princeton Pike, White Hall, Ark. 71602 at 11:00 a.m. Interment/Burial Service will be held at Griffin Leggett Healey& Roth Cemetery in Little Rock, Ark.

Laura Anderson

June 2, 1929, God presented James Hines and Sassy Pope with a precious gift, Laura Mae Anderson, and God reclaimed his gem Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Margaret Burr

WHITE HALL - Margaret Harley Phillips Burr, 76, of White Hall passed away Monday, February 9, 2015. She was born March 18, 1938 in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Alex Zander and Ruth Friendly Harley. She cleaned homes and she enjoyed growing and working with her flowers. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Herman Adolph Phillips and Alton Burr; her daughter, Jeanette Hall; grandchildren, Charles “Tommy” Calvert and Travis Sean Calvert; brothers, Riddick, Billy, Tommy, Haywood, and Ben Harley. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah(Bobby) Young of White Hall; grandchildren, Terrie Holcomb, Kenneth Phillips, Michael(Tasha) Davis, Wendy(Mike) Emerson, Angie Moss, and Misty(Dale) Bucy; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Roy Harley. Visitation only will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Arkansas Heart Association. Funeral arrangements are by Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall( www.cranfordfh.com ).

Mary Dew

STAR CITY - Mary Kendall Dew, 88 of Star City died Tuesday at her home. She was born October 24, 1926 in Lafayette County, MS to the late Lucky and Dovie Starens Reid. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Star City and was a retired beautician and realtor.

Edwin Waller

MOUNTAIN VIEW - Edwin Waller, 94 of Mountain View (formerly Pine Bluff), passed away Sunday. In 1939 he enlisted w/Arkansas National Guard & later transferred to U.S. Army Air Corp. He met his bride to be, Jackie Nowlin while stationed in Starksville, Miss. Mr. Waller served during Pearl Harbor, WW2, Korea & retired in 1961. After his wife died December 1982 he married Clara Bell Taylor July 1983.