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Magrie Franklin

LACEY - Margrie Phillips-Franklin passed away, Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Lacey, Ark. She.was born June 9, 1930, in Longview, Arkansas, to the late Leslie and Evelen Phillips.

Herman Nickolson

MONTICELLO - Herman Edward Nickolson, 54 of Monticello, died Sunday at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born December 3, 1959 in Springfield, OR to the late Thomas W. and Edith M. Griffin Nickolson. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monticello, he drove a truck for Fed EX Freight for 17 years and loved to deer and turkey hunt.

Mickey Banks

MABELVALE - Mickey Don Banks of Mabelvale passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2014. He was born April 6, 1942 in North Little Rock to the late J.T. Banks and Mildred Tucker Banks. He was a retired carpenter at the Arkansas State Hospital, an avid sportsman, and a Razorback fan. He was also an Army veteran. Nothing pleased him more than gathering his family to go dove hunting. He used this time to “lecture on life” as the family called it. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all that knew him. He is predeceased by his brother, Jimmy Banks.

Alice Maxwell

Alice Marie Maxwell, 77 of Pine Bluff, died Monday, September 29, 2014. Alice was born August 7, 1937 in Pine Bluff to the late Henry and Sally (Ferguson) Spears. She is also preceded in death by husband R.E. Maxwell, six sisters, and three brothers.

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Robbie Mann

MONTICELLO - Robbie Lazona Russell Mann, 68 of Monticello passed away Saturday, September 27 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Survivors include three sons, Johnny Lynn Mann, Steve Dwayne Mann and wife Carie of Monticello and Mark Emery Russell and wife Teresa, all of Monticello; one brother, James Russell of Tillar; two sisters, Margaret Boone and Margie Russell both of Monticello; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marjorie Neely

RISON - Marjorie Neely, 81, of Rison died September 26, 2014. She was born December 12, 1932 to the late Allie Stewart and Mellie Goggans Stewart. Survivors include son, Gary Lynn Neely of Rison; daughters, Thersia Neely of Pine Bluff, Janice Coddington of White Hall and Judy White of Pine Bluff; siblings, Billy Gene Stewart ,Kelly Stewart and Ailene Taylor of Herbine; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services are 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home with burial in Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation is 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to service. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. 870-325-6216. www.buiefuneralhome.com .

Ida Hendrix

WARREN - Ida Mae Gatling Hendrix age 95, of Warren, Ark. formerly of Lewisville, Ark. died Sunday, September 28th at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Survivors include a daughter Bettie Mitchell and spouse Carl, Warren, Ark. three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Mark Sheppard

REYDELL - Mark D. Sheppard, 65, of Reydell, died Saturday, September 27, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.

Rubye Spencer

MONTICELLO - Rubye Pearl Ferguson Spencer, age 91, of Monticello, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, at her home near Ladelle, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 10, 1922, in Ladelle, to the late Brown Willie and Mary Lutheria Lee Ferguson. Rubye was the wife of Terrel Ford Spencer, Jr. She was active in the family-owned Otasco Store in Warren, and played a supporting role in her husband’s timber and cattle business. She had an appreciation for beauty and was well-known for her love of antiques, and her decorating skills. However, her proudest accomplishment was her role as loving wife and homemaker; her greatest joy was being a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Paul Washington

Mr. Paul Lugene Washington, 42, of Pine Bluff passed Thursday, September 18, 2014. He was born to Lugene Washington of Saginaw, MI. and Gloria (Packard) Hadley of Pine Bluff.