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Lee Johnson

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - Lee Arthur Johnson, 61, of Milwaukee, Wis., formally from Pine Bluff, Ark., died on February 9, 2015 at his home. He was the son of Tom and Jessie (Battles) Johnson.

Billy Montgomery

TUCKER - Mr. Billy R. Montgomery, 56, of Tucker, Ark. passed away February 27, 2015. He was born April 25, 1958 to the late Cleophus Montgomery and Mildred Moore in Tucker, Ark.

Terrence Jones

MONTICELLO - Terrence (Terry) Benard Jones was born February 20, 1959, to Erma Jones and the late Patrick H. Jones, Jr. He departed this life on February 28, 2015, in the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Ark

Eugene Rigle, Jr.

MCGEHEE - Mr. Eugene Rigle Jr., 60 of McGehee, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at McGehee Desha County Hospital in McGehee. He was born June 13, 1954 to the late Eugene and Rosie Rigle Sr.

Edward O’Hara

Edward James O’Hara’s funeral services have been changed due to weather. Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday at Cranford Funeral Home with visitation from 3-5 p.m. Sunday and graveside at 2 p.m. in Camden, Ark.

Mae Williams

Mrs. Mae Virginia Williams, 81, of Pine Bluff passed Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was born in Star City to the late Isaac Scott and Neva Dell (Walker) McKnight.

Billy Varnell

Billy L. Varnell, 79, of Pine Bluff died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born September 7, 1935, in Rison, to William Madison and Mary Eugene Works Varnell. He received his early education in Warren and Pine Bluff.

Minnie Bennett

ENGLAND - Minnie Rose Ellen Williams Bennett, age 92, of England, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015, at her home. She was born October 8, 1922, in Poyen, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Albert and Mattie Majors Williams.

Kenneth Seamans

Kenneth Jason Seamans, age 42, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center from complications of a stroke suffered in 2013. Mr. Seamans was born January 4, 1973, in Pine Bluff, a son of Jack and Annette Bell Seamans.

John Eeckhoudt

John F. Eeckhoudt, CMSGT USAF, Ret., born July 13, 1942 in Seattle, Wash., died February 3, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center after a long battle with lung cancer. He was a Vietnam veteran, retiring from the US Air Force after 26 years of service. He was also a member of the Pine Bluff RC Model Airplane Club. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Anne Eeckhoudt of Pine Bluff; sister-in-law, Jo Rogers; nephew Jason Rogers (Heather) and grandnephews, Jacob and Clay Rogers of Pine Bluff; nieces Krista Peppers and her children, Catherine Rose and Sophie Peppers of Conway, and Carlin Reeder and her children, Blaine and Peyton Reeder of Benton, La.; a son; Frank Eeckhoudt of Bangor, Pa., and a daughter, Allison “Missy” Rush of Bethlehem, Pa. He is also survived by a brother, Jim Eeckhoudt, two sisters, Jeanette Eeckhoudt and Judy Ratner; nine nieces and nephews, all of Seattle, Wa. John is also survived by numerous friends and will be truly missed by all. A memorial visitation will be held 3-5 p.m., Saturday February 14, 2015, at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

Charles Wimberly

CONWAY - Charles “Pappy” Wimberly, 92, of Conway, Ark., passed away February 9, 2015. He was born on July 15, 1922 in Cabot, Ark., to the late James T. and Eleanor Fish Wimberly.

Arthur Findley

Arthur Lee Findley, 59, of Pine Bluff passed February 10, 2015 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.

John Eeckhoudt

John F. Eeckhoudt, CMSGT USAF, Ret., born July 13, 1942 in Seattle, Wash., died February 3, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center after a long battle with lung cancer. He was a Vietnam veteran, retiring from the US Air Force after 26 years of service. He was also a member of the Pine Bluff RC Model Airplane Club. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Anne Eeckhoudt of Pine Bluff; sister-in-law, Jo Rogers; nephew Jason Rogers (Heather) and grandnephews, Jacob and Clay Rogers of Pine Bluff; nieces Krista Peppers and her children, Catherine Rose and Sophie Peppers of Conway, and Carlin Reeder and her children, Blaine and Peyton Reeder of Benton, La.; a son; Frank Eeckhoudt of Bangor, Pa., and a daughter, Allison “Missy” Rush of Bethlehem, Pa. He is also survived by a brother, Jim Eeckhoudt, two sisters, Jeanette Eeckhoudt and Judy Ratner; nine nieces and nephews, all of Seattle, Wa. John is also survived by numerous friends and will be truly missed by all. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday February 14, 2015 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .

Hardy Smith

WHITE HALL - Hardy G. Smith, 83, of White Hall, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015. There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements were handled by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.