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Berlene Lane

KILLEEN, TX - Berlene Lynn Lane died August 21, 2015 in Killeen, Texas. Her service will be Saturday August 29th, 1:00 p.m. at Christian Way Funeral Home. Survive by Belinda Randle, Jewell Graves, Danny Randle, Wadie O’Neal, Bennie Foster and Lee Anthony Randle her children

Della Dawkins

Funeral services for Mrs. Della Mays Dawkins, 77, of Maumell, Ark., passed August 24, will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. Pleasant Hill MBC, 10900 Crystal Hill Rd., Maumell, Ark., Rev. Walter L. Pace.

Johnnie Williams

Funeral services for Mr. Johnny L. Williams, 71, of Pine Bluff, passed August 23, Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. Endara MBC 111 North First Street, Altheimer, Ark. Rev. Roy Thomas pastor.

Joann Hardnett

Mrs. Joann Hardnett, 66, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Sunday, July 5, 2015. She was born in Pine Bluff to the late Earnest Lavan Ford and Laura Lee (Davis) Ford. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Robert Hardnett, Sr.

Willie Stewart

Graveside services for Willie Jesse Stewart, 65, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Rison, Ark., passed June 11, 2015 at Genesse Hospital in Flint, Mich. Born February 21, 1950 in Rison, Ark. He was the son of the late George and Mary Stewart.

Rev. Cornelious Hollinshed

HOT SPRINGS - Rev.Cornelious Leron Hollinshed age 59 of Hot Springs died was born to Cornelious Hollinshed Jr. and Pauline Webb Hollinshed on November 24, 1955 in Dumas, Arkansas. He departed this life on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Willie Branch Jr.

Willie “Jack” Branch Jr. departed this life on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was 65 years old. Jack was born January 11, 1950 to Willie & Marvell Branch, the firstborn of nine children, in Dumas, AR. Jack was very studious as a young man and graduated from Wolf Project High School as valedictorian in 1966. He attended AM&N College (UAPB) graduating with honors in 1969. He continued his educational goals by attending Arkansas State University to complete his masters and Ed.D in 1976. He spent 42 years in the educational system in Blytheville, AR as a teacher and principal. He retired in 2011. He was a minister of the gospel for over 20 years & pastored Unity Evangelistic Ministries in Blytheville, AR. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeremiah Branch. Jack is survived by his wife of 46 years, Electa Branch; one son, Willie (Rita) Branch III of Moundville, AL; four grandchildren: Tiffany Branch, Willie Branch IV, VaShaun Wiggins and Jareah Branch; two great-grandchildren: Ja’Niya Branch and Takayla McClendon; his parents, Willie & Marvell Branch; seven siblings: Marvia (Thomas) Lackey of Ft. Worth, TX; Victor (LaVerne) Branch of Jackson, MS; Dr. Vye Branch-Watson of Jonesboro, AR; Kenneth (Dana) Branch of Ivanhoe, IL; Dwayne (Anita) Branch of Springfield, VA; Darrell Branch of Watson, AR; David (Geraldine) Branch of Potomac, MD. He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends all around the world. A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Blytheville, AR with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m.. A second visitation will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 from 11:00 AM-12:00 p.m. at The Family Church in Whitehall, AR with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. The interment/graveside service will take place on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Blytheville, AR beginning promptly at 11:00 a.m. Roller-Swift Funeral Home in Osceola, AR has charge of the services. Online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com .