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Mary Terry

BLYTHEVILLE - Mary Virginia Terry, age 88, of Blytheville, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Pine Bluff after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Jimmy Moore

STAR CITY - Jimmy Lee Moore, 74 of Star City died Friday at St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock. He was born December 23, 1940 in Star City to the late Beeson and Beatrice Marshall Moore. He was a First Freewill Baptist Church Charter Member, a teacher, coach and principal for the Star City School District for 36 years and was in the Army Reserves.

Jimmy Leopard

WHITE HALL - Jimmy “J.L” Leopard age 82 of White Hall went to be with the Lord Friday, January 23, 2015. He was a preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Leopard and sister, Louise Beck.

Nellie Knight

YORK TOWN - Mrs. Nellie Mae Knight, 76, of York Town, Ark., passedSaturday, January 24, 2015. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Alice Gathright

Alice Purnell Gathright, 94, of Pine Bluff, died January 23, 2015. The daughter of John Sherman and Lois Daniel Purnell was born September 24, 1920 in Pine Bluff. She was reared in Pine Bluff and married Morrell Gathright there September 20, 1940.

J. R. Murray

WHITE HALL - James Robert “J. R.” Murray, age 84, of White Hall, formerly of England and Palestine, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 23, 2015.

Mary Castleberry

ELDORADO - Mary Dean Stedman Castleberry went to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 22nd, Eldorado. She leaves behind three daughters, Glenda Laster, Warren and Nancy Willett and Jo Ann Pyle, Eldorado; six grandchildren , 10 Great-grandchildren.

Michael Reed

MONTICELLO - Michael Foy Reed, 54 of Monticello died Saturday, January 10, 2015. He was born September 23, 1960 in Natchez, Miss. to the late Pete and Verbie Culp Reed.

Eva Dempsey

Eva Nell Harmon Dempsey, 99, of Trinity Village Assisted Living in Pine Bluff, Arkansas died January 17, 2015, after a short illness. She was born January 9, 1916, in Gans (Sequoyah County), Oklahoma. Her parents were Henry C. and Ollie White Harmon, pioneer residents of Sequoyah County, Indian Territory (later Oklahoma).

Frankie Walker-Littleton

Frankie Mae Walker ( Littleton), loving mother, dedicated nurse, and faithful member of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, fell asleep in death in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on Saturday, January 17, 2015. She was 83 years old. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 24 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4015 Camden Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Rosewood Cremation in charge of arrangements

Roger Wilson

EL DORADO - Roger Clayton Wilson, age 50, of El Dorado, Ark., died Wednesday January 14 in El Dorado. Born February 13, 1964 to the late James Franklin Wilson and Vannie Sue Childs Wilson of El Dorado, Ark., he was a substitute school teacher and a Baptist.

Frank Persons

ORLAND, ILL. - Franky Joe Persons, 74 of Orland Park, Ill. formerly of Lincoln County, Ark. passed away January 15, 2015. He was born July 18, 1940, the son of Willie Harvey Persons and Nancy Eva Thomas Persons. His parents, and two sons, Edward Wayne Persons and Franky Joe Persons, Jr. and one brother, Billy Ray Persons preceded him in death.