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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.

Jackie Jarratt

WARREN - Jackie Jarratt age 73, Warren, Ark. died Wednesday, at the John R. Williamson Hospice House, El Dorado, Ark.. Survivors include a son, Phil Jarratt and spouse Lizette, Wilmar, Ark.; two daughters Alicia Brown and spouse Bob, Hermitage, Ark., and Janna Moore and spouse Chris, Benton, Ark.; seven grandchildren April Brown, Dustin Brown, Cody Jarratt, Jim Brown, Matt Hayden, Holly Lane, McKinzie Moore; six great-grandchildren Maycie Jarratt, Zander Brown, Zackary Brown, Hunter Lane, Blaine Hayden and Dax Brown.

Norma Rankin

STAR CITY - Norma Jean Fisher Rankin, 66, Star City formerly of Dumas and Hot Springs died September 16, 2014. Norma was born March 11, 1948; she was a member of Overcoming Faith Worship Center.

Glenn Owens Sr.

In profound sorrow the professional and courteous staff of the Christian Way Funeral Home sorrowfully announces the earthly departure of Mr. Glenn Patrick Owens Sr. Mr. Owens 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.”

Reggie Dulaney

Reggie Jermaine Willis-Dulaney, 25, of Pine Bluff, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory; mother, Tonya Willis; siblings, Antonio Dulaney, Mario Dulaney, Rickey Dulaney, Jr.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:00pm at Community Baptist Church, 3221 N. Birch St, Pine Bluff, AR. The family will receive friends tomorrow from 6-8pm at Christian-Way Funeral Home, 3705 West 6th Ave, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Professional services entrusted to Hardy Funeral Home, 2408 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Drive (501) 372-4129. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.hardyfuneralhomeinc.com . “We Care, When Caring Counts”.

Lindsey Henry

HOT SPRINGS - Lindsey “Coach” Henry, 75, of Hot Springs passed away Friday September 12, 2014. He was born September 9, 1939 to the late Agnes Howard Henry and Lindsey Henry Sr. in El Dorado, Arkansas.