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Erma Nightingale

BROOKSVILLE, MISS. - Erma Mae Nightingale, 88 of Brooksville, MS died Wednesday. She was born February 3, 1926 in Grady County, OK to the late Albert and Mabel Schmidt Unruh.

Irma Roaf

WHITE HALL - Irma Ophelia Melvin Roaf entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 27, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones in White Hall, Arkansas. She was born December 4, 1930 to the late Arthur and Charlotte Roaf in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Ernest Scruggs

DUMAS - Funeral services for Ernest L. Scruggs 58, of Dumas, Ark., passed October 22, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m., Pleasant Grove Church in Grady, Ark., Rev. Johnny L. Williams pastor. He was born June 24, 1956 in Grady, Ark., son of the late Cammie Scruggs and Jessie Gates. He accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasant Grove MBC in Grady, Ark. He graduated from Grady High School in Dumas where he was known as the fastest in football and track. He worked mostley various jobs in and around Grady, Ark.

Mary Walker

Funeral services for Mary L. Hunter Walker, 56, of Pine Bluff, passed Sunday Oct. 26, at her home will be held Saturday 10 a.m. Living Word Baptist Church 5617 Sulphur Springs Rd. Pine Bluff, Rev. Alvin C. Lowe pastor.

Winfrey Gresham

Winfrey Sue Gresham, 67, of Pine Bluff passed away peacefully in her home on October 29, 2014. She was born to the late Harold and Margaret Whitehead on October 2, 1947. She is preceded i death by daughter Cheri Snyder, brother Bill Whitehead and sister Connie Whitehead. Survivors include husband Bob Gresham, son Robert Barbarotto Jr., daughters Stacy Allen and Kimberly Barbarotto, brother Johnny Whitehead, sister Rebecca Gross and Judy Vallance, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will be at 7704 Tall Pine Trail, Pine Bluff, Ark. Arrangements are by Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall. ( www.cranfordfh.com )

Betty Frazier

Betty Jean Frazier, 76, of Pine Bluff died October 21, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born January 14, 1938 in Wabbaseka to the late, Zelia M. and Rosie Lee Motem Murphy.

Annie Frazier

Annie Mae Frazier “Rockin Annie” was born February 25, 1925 in Yorktown, Arkansas to Tommy Cheatom and Lizzie Cobb. She transitioned from this life on October 22, 2014. She was proceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Roosevelt Graham

KENTWOOD, LA. - Mr. Roosevelt Graham was born January 1, 1947 to the late Leola Holmes and Essie Graham in Dumas, Arkansas. He departed this earthly life on September 30, 2014 in Kentwood, Louisiana.

George Kendle

WOODSON - Mr. George Esther Kendle, 65, of Woodson passed Monday, October 6, 2014. He was born in Little Rock, Ark. to the late Leo H. and Adell (Benningfield) Kendle, Sr.

Tommie Carter

WHITE HALL - Mr. Tommie Carter Sr., 77 of White Hall, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. He was born July 25, 1937 to the late William Carter and Mattie Webster Carter.

Mary Dilworth

OZARK - Mary Ella Dilworth, 74, of Ozark, Ark., passed October 7, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Ozark. Born April 7, 1940 in Ellinson, Ark. to the late Henry and LeConnie Barksdale.

Eric Davis

LITTLE ROCK - Mr. Eric Davis, 27, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on October 7, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Diana Cunnigham

LITTLE ROCK - Diane Lynn Thomas Cunningham, of Little Rock, passed away October 8, 2014 after a courageous six yearlong battle with various cancers; Diane took her last breath while in the arms of her best friend and loving husband, Glenn. As Diane had wished, her last hours were spent at her beloved home. Throughout her horrible ordeal Diane never complained about her endless pain. Instead, she was always concerned about how others felt. She leaves a void that will never be filled. Diane was born, November 3, 1950, in Pine Bluff, AR., to John and Aline Thomas (predeceased). She was soon joined by a sister Sheila Ann Thomas (predeceased), and her brother, Frank Walter Thomas, of Angleton, TX who survives her. In addition to Glenn Russell, her loving husband of almost 40 years, Diane is survived by her step-son Kyle Russell Cunningham and wife, SonMi, of Lawton, OK; sister-in-law, Donna Anderson, of North Little Rock, Florence Powell , of Conway, brother-in-law Fred Cunningham, of Edmond, OK, and Joe Bob Cunningham, of Foley, AL. She is preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Norma Cunningham, of North Little Rock. She is also survived by her uncle, Robert Galster, of Star City, AR, and her aunt, Colleen Reaves and husband Harry, of Canton, TX. Numerous cousins and their children also mourn her loss. Diane is also mourned by three very dear girlfriends: Phyllis Nunnley, of Maumelle; Judy Winters, of Maumelle, and Candy Golden, of Montgomery, AL. As a member of the D & D Book Club for over 20 years, Diane loved to host her fellow readers.A very special thanks to Dr. Rhonda Gentry and her nurse, Cathy, and the nurses on 5T and 10th floor Cancer at Baptist Hospital.

Randy Russell

Randy L. Russell ,45, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born July 5, 1969 to Rev. W.L./W.T. Russell and the late Jewelline Harris Russell.

Jeffrey Ramsey

Funeral services for Jeffrey Tyrone Ramsey, 49, of Pine Bluff, passed October 1, at UAMS, Little Rock, Ark. will be held Saturday 12p.m. at New Community Baptist Church 321 Birch Street, Rev. Patrick Lockett pastor, Rev. Gregory Smith, officiating, Rev. Renicel Davis Eulogy.