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Johnie Bearson

GEORGIA - Johnie Beason Mrs. Johnie Mooty Beason, age 86, of McDonough, Ga. passed away February 11, 2016. Mrs. Beason was born in Crossett, Ark. the daughter of the late Mildred Childers and Joe Dan Mooty. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Wendell Beason. Mrs. Beason enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing bridge, reading, and was a life time member of the Eastern Star. Survivors are her children, David Beason (Sherry) of Magnolia, Texas and Becky Hammonds (Mike) of McDonough, Ga.; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Mrs. Beason will be on Monday, February 15, 2016 – 11a.m. at Buie Funeral Home in Rison, Ark. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough 770-914-8833 Local funeral arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. (870)325-6216

Emerson Jackson

NEW EDINBURG- Mr. Emerson Jackson, 83, of New Edinburg, Ark. passed February 8, 2016. Funeral Service will be 11a.m., Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Harris Temple COGIC in Kingsland, Ark. by Supt. E.B. Lea. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery in New Edinburg, Ark. by Brown- Williams Funeral Home of Fordyce. Visitation will be 3:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday at Brown-Williams Funeral Home.

Christene Holland

JERSY — Christene (Earnhart) Little-Holland, 72, of Jersey, Ark. passed away in Little Rock, Ark. She was born January 18, 1944 in Shirl, Ark. She was of the Baptist Faith, she loved sewing, quilting, gardening, thrift shopping, garage selling, bowling and she was a good cook. She was preceded in death by her parents Aubrey and Bessie Earnhart, two brothers; James and Oliver Earnhart, two sisters, Shirley Taylor and Debbie Earnhart and her husband Paul Little Sr. She is survived by her husband of 18 years Carl of the home, two sons; Paul Little Jr of Fort Smith and Steven Little and his wife Bobbi of Elkhart, Ind., one daughter, Cindy Sanders and her husband Ron of Fort Smith, one step-daughter, Sherry Vaughn and her husband Zane of Maryland, one brother, Bill Earnhart and his wife Mary of Van Buren, two half-brothers; Tommy Earnhart of Greenwood and Bobby Earnhart and his wife Donna of Mansfield, one sister, Vickie Coddington (Earnhart) of Van Buren, two half-sisters; Darlene Montgomery and her husband Charlie of Fort Smith and Linda Earnhart of Greenwood, one step-sister, Faye Gott and her husband Fred of Greenwood, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel 4817 Kelley Hwy Fort Smith, Ark. with Interment tofollow at Forest Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven Little Jr., Matthew Sanders, Travis Sanders, Jeremy Holland, Jacob Cochran & Danny Atwell. Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith. To place an online tribute, go to

Emma Brown

England — Emma Jean Scales Brown “Grippy” 74, of England Ark. went home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2016. She was born October 6, 1941 in Allport, Ark. to the late Joshua and Mary Scales. She was preceded in death by Five siblings.

Gary Mathews

Gary B. Mathews, 77 of Caulksville, AR 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. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy & Althea Stewart Mathews and his first wife and mother of his children, Elizabeth “Betsy” Mills Mathews.

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.

Christopher O’Fallon

Christopher Thomas O’Fallon, 35, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Saturday, January 30, 2016, at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born January 11, 1981, in Pine Bluff, to Warner O’Fallon and Barbara Gibson O’Fallon Kidd.

Marie Jordan

CABOT — Marie McDaniel Jordan, age 87, of Cabot, Ark., died at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock, Thursday, January 28, 2016. Mrs. Jordan was born June 24, 1928, in Pine Bluff, Ark., a daughter of the late Albert Calhoun and Viola Brown McDaniel.

Edna Joseph

SHERRILL — Edna “Polly” Joseph of Sherrill, Ark., age 73, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 29, 2016. She was born October 19, 1942 to Graffi and Jessie Orrick in Humnoke, Ark.

James Ruth

RUSSELLVILLE — Mr. James Ruth, 50, of Russellville, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff died January 28, 2016 in Russellville, Ark. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Martha Meekins

Ms. Martha Meekins of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away at the Jefferson Regional Medical, Thursday, January 28, 2016. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Ernest Johnson

Ernest “Slick” Johnson, 75, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Trinity Village Medical Center. He was born December 30, 1940 in Pine Bluff, son of Claud Samuel Johnson and Virginia Mitchell Johnson.

Michael Burks

Mr. Michael David Burks, 64, of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed January 27, 2016. He was born in Cotton Plant, Ark. to the late Albert Burks and Eva Mae Hampton Burks of Pine Bluff.