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Ida Breitenstein

Ida Jane Breitenstein, 87, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at her home. She was born February 16, 1928, in Mena, to Ora L. and Cora Bates Holmes. She was reared and educated in Mena, graduating from Mena High School and also attended Henderson State Collage. She was a homemaker, a member of Greenlee Baptist Church, the Telephone Pioneers, Republican Party and the DAR. She enjoyed working with flowers, gardening and was an avid genealogist. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Breitenstein, whom she married on February 25, 1950, in Mena; her parents; brother, Bunnie, Jessie, Robert and Fred Holmes and a sister, Mary Lou Phillips.

Fredericka Collins

Ms. Fredericka Collins 48, of Pine Bluff, transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly home on April 10, 2015 at JRMC surrounded by family. On January 19, 1967 she was born to Leon Dunbar and Brenda Johnson of Chicago, Illinois.

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Mildred King

MONTICELLO - Mildred Cockrell Jackson King, 93 of Monticello, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at UAMS Medical Center. She had resided for several years at Robinson Health and Rehabilitation Center in North Little Rock. She was born in the Greenhill Community, on October 17, 1921 to the late Earl and Vera Ray Cockrell.

Willie Mays

DUMAS - Willie Mae Mays known as “Mae” of Dumas, Ark. entered into entered into eternal rest Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Pine Bluff. Willie Mae was born April 7, 1931 in Tillar, Ark. she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Birts and Mary Lee Burton. Willie Mae worked for Sunbeam Production until closing. Her survivors includes; two sons; William(Eddye) Wilson Sr. of Pine Bluff, Ark. and Ricky(Shirley) Mays of Dumas, Ark. Nine grandchildren: Phillip(Katrina) Stennis, Casandra(Bryan) Beasley, Kim Wilson Dean, Don(Keshea) Wilson, Consuela(Michael) McKinzie, Stephanie(Fred) Smith, Stacey Wilson McPherson, William Wilson and Kammi(Marlon) Nesbitt. 23 Great Grandchildren: a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Funeral service will be Saturday April 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Exodus Apostolic Church in Gould, Ark. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Varner by McKinzie Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church in Dumas, Arkansas.

Leola Richardson

Sherrill - Funeral services for Leola Richardson 70, of Sherrill, Ark., passed April 6, at her home will be held Saturday 1:00 p.m., Salem MBC, Sherrill, Ark., Rev. Clark E. Thomas pastor.