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Mary Bradley

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - Mary Lee Bradley, 90, of College Station, passed away February 9, 2016 at College Station Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, February 11th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

Robert McBryde Sr.

STAR CITY - Robert “Bob” Samuel McBryde, Sr., 80, of Star City died Wednesday at Lincoln Heights Healthcare in Star City. He was born April 1, 1935 in Pine Bluff to the late Fred and Angie Parker McBryde.

Devin Duncan

RISON - Devin Wayne Duncan age 46 of Rison, Ark. (Herbine Community) died Tuesday, February 9th at his home. He was born April 16th, 1969 in Garland, Texas, a son of Lorna Stephens and spouse Larry, Winfield, Kan. and the late Carroll Wayne Duncan.

Gary Mathews

CAULKSVILLE - Gary B. Mathews, 77, of Caulksville, Ark. passed away January 26, 2016 in Fort Smith. He was born October 8, 1938 in Fort Smith to Roy Mathews & Althea Stewart Mathews. He was a Construction Supervisor/Consultant for McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. He also served with the Army National Guard.

Paul Dorman

SHERIDAN - Paul K. Dorman, 92 of Sheridan and former resident of Tillar (Winchester) passed away on Feb. 8, 2016 in Sheridan. Paul was born on July 24, 1923 in Winchester and was the son of the late, Arthur Edward and Belle Zora Lack Dorman. Also a daughter Liley Dorman preceded him in death.

Kaye Freeman

GLENDALE — Kaye French Freeman, age 80, of Glendale, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Born June 24, 1935 at Clackamas, Ore. She was a daughter to the late Frank Stalkup and Mary Kolb Stalkup Guiles. Mrs. Freeman was a homemaker and a member of Shepherd Hill Baptist Church. Her first husband of 24 years, James Edward “Sonny” French predeceased her in 1977. She was also preceeded in death by a brother, Jack Stalkup, and a sister, Betty Ueland. Survivors include her husband Roger Freeman, whom she married on Sept. 27, 1983; three sons, Mike French (June) of Carlisle, Kenneth French (Tish) of Herbine, and Paul French (Penny) of Peel, Ark.; 2 daughters, Brenda Phillips of Woodlawn and Crystal French Gibson (Steve) of Phoenix, Ariz. ; a step-son, Lynn French (Holly) of Star City; a brother, Steve Guiles (Denise) of Madras, Ore.; 20 grandchildren; along with many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services. The family will hold a Memorial Service on Thursday, 10 a.m. at Shepherd Hill Baptist Church. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com

Emma Jean Scales Brown

ENGLAND — Emma Jean Scales Brown “Grippy” 74, of England, Ark. died Feb. 5, 2016 at her home. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

David Halstead

REDFIELD — David Edward Halstead, age 82, of Redfield, died Monday, February 1, 2016. Born October 23, 1933 at Bloomingrose, West Va., he was a son of the late Ezra French Halstead and Etta McCalister Halstead. He graduated from Sherman High School in Seth, W. Va. in 1952. Mr. Halstead proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1957 and was stationed in Korea and at Quantico, Va.

Franklin Simpson

Franklin Daniel Simpson, age 83, of Pine Bluff died Sunday, January 31, 2016. Born January 25, 1933 at Morrilton, he was a son of the late Elmer Simpson and Ola Chenault Simpson.

Franklin Simpson

Franklin Daniel Simpson, age 83, of Pine Bluff died Sunday, January 31, 2016. Born January 25, 1933 at Morrilton, he was a son of the late Elmer Simpson and Ola Chenault Simpson.

Reba Gist

LITTLE ROCK — Reba Owens Gist, 101, of Little Rock, died January 26, 2016. Reba was born February 16, 1914 in Alicia (Lawrence County), Ark., daughter of George Grover Owens and Lillie Hinton Owens.

Mavis Justice

HOT SPRINGS — Mavis L. Justice, 92, of Hot Springs, Ark. (formerly of Pine Bluff), passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the Crossing at Riverside in Searcy. Mrs. Justice was born August 6, 1923, in Ward, Ark., a daughter of the late John and Carrie Moran Dennis.