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Hollis Clanton

JOHNSVILLE — Hollis Clanton, age 95, of Johnsville, Ark., died Saturday, April 19, at his home. He was born August 2nd, 1918 in Johnsville, Ark., a son of the late Samuel Wesley Clanton and Claudia June Woodward Reaves Clanton. He was a lifelong tomato farmer, a graduate of Vick schools, and a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church.

Syble T. Lee

LITTLE ROCK — Mrs. Syble Townsend Lee, 84, of Little Rock, formerly of Pine Bluff, made her transition to be with the Lord on April 15, 2014. She was born June 26, 1929 to the late Mr. Grady and Mrs. Inez (Ridgeway) Townsend in Rison.

Mary Scales

WATSON — Mary Lou Ricketts Scales, 61, of Watson, Ark., went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2014 at her home. Mary was born on May 18, 1952 in Dumas, AR. to Richard James and Willadean Stephens Ricketts, Sr. Mary was a member of The Watson Methodist Church and attended the Watson Assembly of God Church; she was a Bookkeeper for Smith Steele in Dumas for 15 years.

Thomas Ivy

MERIDIAN, Miss. —Funeral services for Thomas Lee Ivy will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Hampton, Arkansas. Burial will be at Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Hampton, Arkansas with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Leon Kimbrell

MONTGOMERY, TEXAS — Leon Kimbrell, age 85, of Montgomery, Texas, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Montgomery. Mr. Kimbrell was born May 2, 1928, in Cleveland County, Arkansas, the son of the late Sylvester and Virgie Payne Kimbrell.

Bobby Strickland

GREEN HILL — Bobby Gene Strickland, 78 of Green Hill, Ark., passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born April 26, 1935 to the late Jack Strickland and Lottie Lacy Strickland.

Freddie Evans

DUMAS — Mr. Freddie L. Evans 72 of Dumas died today April 5, 2014 at Delta Memorial Hospital. He was born February 18, 1942. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announce later by Serenity Gardens Funeral Services of Dumas, Arkansas.

Betty North

Betty Clowers North, formerly of Tarry, Arkansas died April 4 in Jasper, Texas. Betty was born in Tarry, Arkansas, to Clifton and Lula Clowers on the family farm on October 23, 1925. She had three older sisters, Louise, Julia and Myrtle, all who preceded her in death in the early 80’s. She is survived by her daughter, Luanne and son-in-law Tom Talbot, stepson William F. North IV (Max) and wife, Karen, two nephews and one niece.

Joe Mayo

Joe W. Mayo, age 93 yrs. February 23, 2014. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park “Chapel of Chimes” 13235 W. Capitol Dr. Visitation was held Saturday March 1, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the “Chapel of Chimes” until time of services.

Marion Scott

Marion “Scotty” Scott, 61, of Pine Bluff, died Friday, April 4, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.

JaMary Wells

On December 5, 1991 God planted a seed in Little Rock, Ark. that blossomed into JaMary Kala Wells. After 22 years of nurturing that seed, God stopped the clock and JaMary swiftly changed from time to eternity on Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was a 2010 graduate of Watson Chapel High School in Pine Bluff, Ark. and majored in Animal Science at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.