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George Gibbins

George Edward “Eddie” Gibbins, 63 of Pine Bluff, died Sunday at his home. He was born October 28, 1950 in England, Ark. to the late George L. and Juanita Houser Gibbins. He served in the Vietnam War with the United States Marine Corps and served in the Naval Reserve. He was a member of Lawrence Hunting Club and was an avid NASCAR fan. He also loved to fish, hunt, gardening, flowers and bird watching.

Maxine Horne

Maxine McDaniel Horne, 88, of Pine Bluff, died Monday, September 22, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.

Kristen Johnson

Kristen Carter Johnson, age 23, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, September 21, 2014. Born April 12, 1991 at Little Rock, she was the daughter of Rachel Harper Carter. She was a in the graduating class of 2009 at Watson Chapel High School and a member of the Hazel Street Church of Christ.

Nellie Nelson

Mrs. Nellie Ruth Nelson, 73, of Pine Bluff passed Wednesday, September 17, 2014. She was born in Spearsville, La. to the late William Smith and Sallie (Clark) Charles. Her survivors include: husband, James L. Nelson, sons, James Wendell Nelson both of Pine Bluff, Shannon Darwin Nelson of Carson, Calif., daughter, Eartha Norwood of Pine Bluff; brother, James Smith of Pomona, Calif.; sister, Betty Morris of Farmersville, La.; Nine Grandchildren.

James Walton

James Milton Walton of Pine Bluff died Friday, September 19, 2014. He was born August 16, 1922 in Pine Bluff. He was the son of the late George and Leota Callicott Walton. He graduated from high school and Business College in Tyler, Texas, went to work for Cotton Belt Railroad at age 17 and retired as Assistant Superintendent in 1982 after 42 years of service. He served in World War II as a fighter pilot in England, France, Belgium and Germany and was discharged in October 1945.

Iva Neathery

TEXARKANA - Mrs. Iva Worthen Neathery, age 84, of Texarkana, Arkansas, died Monday, September 22, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Neathery was born March 5, 1930, at Cedar Branch, Arkansas, daughter of Garland and Barbara Worthen. She was a Baptist and was employed at Honest Charlie’s Trading Post for fifty-five years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mason (Junior) Neathery, one son, Jimmy Don Vinci, one sister, Odie Paul of Texarkana, and two brothers, Hubert Worthen of Pine Bluff, Ark. and William Worthen of California.

Debra Epperson

Ms. Debra Jean Epperson, 60, of Pine Bluff passed Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She was born in Pine Bluff to the late Theo and Lydia B. (Treadwell) Epperson, Sr. Her survivors include, son, Gregory Foots of Indio, Calif.; daughter, Amber Epperson of Antioch, Tenn.; brothers, Theo Epperson, Jr., Robert Epperson, Raymond Epperson and sister, Beatrice Jacobs all of Pine Bluff; four Grandchildren.

James Garry, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. James C. Garry, Sr., 87 of Pine Bluff passed September 13 will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m., Damascus Baptist Church, 224 North Cypress Street, Rev. LaVara Henry, pastor.

Andrew Jackson Jr.

Andrew “Bae Bae” Teddy Jackson Jr., 69, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born to the late Andrew Teddy Jackson Sr. and Eddie Mae Jackson on March 30, 1945.

Cora Walker

Mrs. Cora “Sally” Walton Myles Walker, 98, of Pine Bluff passed Saturday, September 13, 2014. She was born in Ladd, Ark. to the late Reverend Willie and Robbie (Watson) Walton. Her survivors include, sons, H. Leroy Litzsey of Pine Bluff, Lonzo Myles, Jr. of Ladd, Billy Joe Myles, Jr. of Pine Bluff; daughters, Jannifer Myles, Novella Myles-Wright both of Pine Bluff; brother, Henry Walton, sister, Carrie Lewis both of Ladd, Ark.; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; thirty-three great-great-grandchildren; four Grandchildren.

Granville Ward, Sr.

In profound sorrow the professional and courteous staff of the Christian Way Funeral Home sorrowfully announces the earthly departure of Mr. Granville Edward Ward Sr 64. Mr. Ward answered to his name on Thursday, September 11, 2014 and said “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness, which the lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day.”

Debbie Warner

REDFIELD - Debbie Jean Heird Warner, 59, of Redfield, Ark. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 18, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer for eight years.

Patrick Carmody

STAR CITY - Patrick Carmody, 62 of Star City died Thursday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born August 10, 1952 in Ardfert, Ireland to the late John and Bridget O’Connor Carmody.