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Carol Hastings

JEFFERSON — Carol Culpepper Hastings, 53, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at home. She was born September 13, 1962 in Pine Bluff, daughter of John Wesley “Jack” Culpepper, Jr. and Janie Tugwell Culpepper of Pine Bluff.

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth “Libby” Jane Caperton Williams, 87, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 in League City, Texas. She grew up in Monticello, where she finished her early education and completed high school. She graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, now UCA.

Willie White

WHITE HALL — Mrs. Willie Lee White , 72, of White Hall, Ark., passed on April 26, 2016 in Little Rock. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Ernestine Rhodes

HOT SPRINGS — Mrs. Ernestine Rhodes 91, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff died on May 2, 2016. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Ruby Smith

Ruby B. Smith of Pine Bluff passed May 1, 2016 at White Hall Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements announced later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.

Scotty Neal

Scotty Allen Neal, 33, of Pine Bluff, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. Services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Fuller funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery at Rison. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com

Edwin Fuller

Edwin Alexander Fuller, Jr., age 82, of Pine Bluff, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016. He was a true gentleman, and a friendly, kind person who never met a stranger. We will miss him and his smile greatly, but he leaves a legacy of love, genuineness, honesty and hard work, along with a positive outlook on life.

Willie Hood

MCGEHEE - Mrs. Willie Mae Hood, 78, of McGehee, Ark., died Friday, April 8, 2016 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas.

Minnie Hoffman

WHITE HALL - Minnie Ardella Frain Hoffman, of White Hall, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016. She was born November 17, 1930 in Huntingdon, Pa., to the late Edward A. and Mary E. Harshbarger Frain. She was retired from Elco Corporation in Huntingdon in 1990. She was of Protestant Faith, a member of American Legion, Post #24 of Huntingdon, Pa., member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #220, an American Red Cross Volunteer, Huntingdon Fire Department, Hook and Ladder Volunteer.

Edgar Stain

Edgar William Stain, 68, of Dumas, Ark., passed away April 11, 2016 at his home. He was born October 3, 1947 at Back Gate, Ark., to the late Roy and Myrtis Cleaver Stain. Edgar was a Law Enforcement officer, having served City of Dumas Police Department 1974-1983, the Desha County Sheriff Department 1988-2007 in addition he was Desha County Constable for 40 years, retired Volunteer Fire Fighter 25 years, Master Electrician for 35 years and a 32* Mason of Omega Lodge. Edgar was a member of Rankin Chapel Baptist Church, Dumas, Ark.

Claude Koenig

MISSISSIPPI - Memorial services for Claude Koenig, 83, of Greenville, Miss., will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Greenville. He died April 8, 2016 at home with family. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Verneita Self

Verneita Jean Renfrow Self answered the call to come home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at JRMC Hospice Home Care. Born in Pine Bluff, Ark., October 25, 1928, the only surviving child of the late Judson and Mattie Beatrice Walton Renfrow, she was reared and received her early education in the Dew Drop community of Pine Bluff. She attended White Hall School, but graduated from Pine Bluff High School, class of 1946. She studied English at Arkansas College, (what is now Lyon College) in Batesville, Ark.