WASHINGTON D.C. - Ms. Betty L. Ford, 61, of Washington, D.C. passed August 23, 2015. She was born in Pine Bluff to the late Allen and Aldora (Albert) Ford, Sr.
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ENNIS, TEXAS - Richard Derwin Smith, 87, of Ennis, TX, passed away, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at his home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at Southmont Baptist Church, 2801 Pennsylvania Dr. Denton, TX. Burial will follow at Spires Cemetery south of Damascus, AR, at 2:00 pm on the August 31. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Texas Southern Gospel School of Music, c/o Paul Hollingsworth, 1515 Hackberry, Clifton, TX 76634.
WHITE HALL - Karen Lynn Jarratt Preston, age 66, of White Hall, died Friday, August 28, 2015.
Mr. Cleopis Jasper, 68, of Pine Bluff passed August 28, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
Mrs. Blomie Lee Clark, 89, of Pine Bluff passed August 25, 2015. She was born in McNeil, AR to the late Samuel and Mary Edwards.
Several years ago I was privileged enough to work on a project for the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. My team was asked to address some of the issues related to international trafficking of stolen art and antiquities. While this might sound pretty dry to the uninitiated, it quickly turned into an adventure involving Australian aboriginal tapestries, decapitated Javanese Buddha heads and French Impressionist paintings.
SHERIDAN - John Edward “Ed” Rutherford of Sheridan, Ark. was born December 1, 1918 in Sheridan, Ark., the son of the late George Delk and Mary Etta Stuckey Rutherford. He was an active member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan, was a member and Past Master of Jacob Brump 160 Masonic Lodge in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, member and Past Patron of Union Chapter #40 and Sheridan Chapter #212 Order of the Eastern Star. He served his country in Europe in the Army Air Corp having fought in World War II.
Eva Dell Moran Lusinger, 94, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died Friday, August 28, 2015, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Porter Johnson, Jr., 81, of Pine Bluff passed August 27, 2015. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.
Mr. Forrest Davis, 64, of Pine Bluff passed August 26, 2015 in Little Rock. Arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.