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Julie Dobbins

Julie Lenore Dobbins, age 62, of Pine Bluff, died Friday, June 24, 2016. A lifelong resident of Pine Bluff, Julie was a daughter of the late Roy Heaton Dobbins and Margaret Lou Hugon Dobbins, born on February 15, 1954 at Davis Hospital.

Bernice Fletcher

Ms. Bernice L. Fletcher, 76, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed Thursday, June 23, 2016. She was born in Lake Village, Ark., to the late Charlie Fletcher and Lu Daisy Carter Fletcher Scott.

Ida Henry

WHITE HALL - Ida Charline Henry, 78, of White Hall, Ark. departed her temporary body June 25, 2016 to be with Jesus to await her coming resurrection. She was born October 20, 1937 in Redfield, Ark. to Johnie Edward Walters (deceased) and Lennie Dearmore Walters (deceased) both of Redfield. Four older siblings preceded her in death: Doris Overton, Mamie Wootton, Johnie Walters Jr., and Jean Walker. Two younger siblings still reside in Redfield: Barry Walters and Gwendolyn Liles. Her three children are William Henry Jr. of Batesville, Ark, Teddy Henry of Redfield, and Tamara Henry of Venice Beach, Calif. She is blessed by seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Thomas Lyon

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - Thomas Allen Lyon, 88, of San Francisco died at home on June 22, 2016. Tom grew up in Arkansas, and was a proud alumnus of the University of Arkansas as well as the University of Chicago. Tom worked for Cummins Engine Company for more than 30 years, retiring as the owner of Cummins West in San Francisco. After retiring, Tom was a devoted volunteer to St. Dominic’s School and more recently for Hospice by the Bay. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Augusta Rose Lyon; two daughters, Mary Kay (John Tannebring) and Barbara (Ian Fryer), as well as four grandchildren, Paula, George, Tom and Andrew.

Arthur Lenderman

MONTICELLO - Arthur J. (Junior) Lenderman, age 74, of Monticello passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Little Rock. He was born July 25, 1941 in Garrett Bridge, Ark. to the late Arthur Isaac Lenderman and Zeffie Lois Williams Lenderman. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a farmer and member of Old Union Southern Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Lenderman.

Russell Davis

Russell “Slim” Lee Davis, of Pine Bluff, was born on May 10, 1948 and passed away June 8, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Pine Bluff. Slim retired after many years of service from Varco Pruden where he worked as a welder. He was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church. Slim was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved his church.

Myles Robinson

LITTLE ROCK — Myles Jermaine Robinson, 3, of Little Rock, Ark., departed this life on June 3, 2016. He leaves memories with his parents, Marcus Robinson and Melody “Delph” Alexander; siblings, Malik Robinson, Jalaya Alexander, and Jamiya Alexander, all of Little Rock, and Trinity Robinson of Fayetteville, Ark.; grandparents, Andrew and Sharon Robinson, and Glenn Delph all of Pine Bluff, Ark., Charles and Joy Ballard of Little Rock, Ark. Special thanks to Arkansas Hospice, Dr. Carrie Brown and Dr. Leah Youngblood of Arkansas Children Hospital.

Joann Shields

Joann Shields, 62, of Pine Bluff, formerly of McGehee passed Monday, June 6, 2016 at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas.

Eugene Clowers

Eugene Willis Clowers, 96, passed away this past Monday night. June 6, 2016. Born January 10, 1920 in Rison, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Andy and Maudie Rodgers Willis.

Grant Griffin

CONWAY - Grant Gillis Griffin, 83 of Conway died peacefully Sunday at his home. He was born June 11, 1932 in Faulkner County to the late Minor Afton and Harriet Hall Fowlkes Griffin. Mr. Griffin was born and raised in Faulkner County. He was a 1950 graduate of Conway High School, then attended and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1956. He worked at funeral homes in Conway, N. Little Rock, Magnolia, Rison, Greenbrier, McGehee and Star City, which he owned from 1973-1979. While living in Star City, he retired as Assistant Fire Chief and had served as the Lincoln County Coroner from 1959 until 1980. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Magnolia. He was a past president of the Southeast Arkansas Peace Officers Association. Later he was a locksmith for the Arkansas Department of Corrections and was currently working for Yeager Transportation in Greenbrier. He was an Endowment Member of the National Rifle Association. He loved gun and locksmithing. He knew many and loved all. He never met a stranger. Of all his earthly accomplishment, his greatest accomplishment was his salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ.