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Lydia McCoy

Mother Lydia McCoy, 89 of Pine Bluff, answered to her name on June 19, 2016. Lydia journey began October 9, 1926 to the late James and Ruby Skinner Herrin in Biscoe, Ark. Survivors includes, her children; Sandra L. Robinson of St. Louis, Mo., Levi (Diana) McCoy of Smyrna, Ga., Michael McCoy of Pine Bluff, Ruby (Travis) DeShazier of Pine Bluff, Juanita Williams of Sherwood and Ross (Lesley) McCoy of Pine Bluff; sister, Juanita Witherspoon of Lizella, Ga., 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and host of other relatives and friends.

Brenda Simmons

Funeral services for Brenda Faye Tisdale Simmons, 49, of Pine Bluff who passed May 8, will be held 1 p.m., Saturday at New Morning Star MBC, 1026 Missouri St. Rev. Donald Agee and Rev. Darrell Martin officiating.

Gary Smith

Gary Don Smith, 68, owner of Smith Wrecking Company, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Born September 23, 1947, at Pine Bluff, he was a son of the late J. D. Smith and Bobbie Lois Elswick Smith.

Elisa Markham Johnson

Dallas, Texas- Ms. Elisa Marie Markham Johnson, 47, of Dallas, Texas, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 17, 2016. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Willie D. and Evelyn (Johns) Markham.

SGT. Sylvester Bruce Cline

SGT. Sylvester Bruce Cline, 32, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed Tuesday, June 14, 2016. He was born in Stuttgart, Ark., to Mr. Sylvester Cline of Humphrey, Ark., and Mrs. Shirley Ann Turner Cline of Pine Bluff, Ark. He leave to cherish his memories to: His Parents, One Son, Jayden Fells of Little Rock, Ark.; Five Daughters, Mia Krisell of Morrilton, Ark., Za’Niya Cline of West Haven, Utah, Mariah Cline, Ryleigh Cline and Breunna Gray all of Pine Bluff; One Brother, Sylven Hobbs of Stuttgart, Ark.; Four Sisters, Taniya N. Austin, Sian Cline, Shajuantae Cline and Nikki Ackles all of Pine Bluff; One Grandmother, Catherine Turner of Pine Bluff.

Easie Milon

ALTHEIMER - Easie Mae Milon, 91, of Altheimer passed June 18, 2016 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born June 23, 1924 in Stuttgart, Ark., to the late Henry and Ellen Branch.

Maria Horn

TEXAS — Services for Maria Yolanda Horn, 50, of Rowlett, Texas will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home with Pastor Thom Taylor officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the service.

Kenneth Hensley

Kenneth R. Hensley, age 68, passed from this life on June 8, 2016 at Jefferson Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Ark. Kenneth was born in Pine Bluff on July 13, 1947 to the late W. Raymond and Helen B. Hensley.

Stephen Sark

WHITE HALL — Stephen Lee Sark, age 59 of White Hall, formerly of Monticello, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at his home in Pine Bluff. He was born August 15, 1956 in Springfield, Ohio to Mary Smith Sark and the late Rev. Samuel Edwin Sark.

Margaret Gorman

Margaret Rodgers Gorman, 94, of Cabot, Ark., and longtime Pine Bluff resident, died at home Saturday, June 11, 2016. Born in DesArc, Ark., on November 14, 1921, daughter of the late Jesse W. and Ruth Heavener Rodgers, she was reared in DesArc and Jonesboro, Ark., graduating from Jonesboro High School in 1940.

Donna Bland

Donna Lori Wallace Bland of Pine Bluff, Ark., was born October 12, 1958 at Pine Bluff, the daughter of the late Allen Wallace and Novella Brown Wallace Cheek. She had worked for the Pine Bluff Arsenal for a number of years, and enjoyed spending time at home with her dogs.

Peter Kiefhaber

STAR CITY — Peter Michael Kiefhaber, 62, of Star City, died Thursday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born June 3, 1954 in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Henry Peter and Janet Louise Gromacki Kiefhaber.

Stella Morrison

CALMER — Stella Lorene Reed Morrison, age 95, of Calmer died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Drew Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1920 in the Calmer Community, a daughter of the late Cain Reed and Pearl Reed. She graduated from Woodlawn High School in May 1939. She and her late husband, Rex Morrison operated Rex Morrison Grocery from 1946 - 1992. Mrs. Morrison worked for Reeds Super Market in Pine Bluff for several years. She was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Juanice Reed of Pine Bluff; one great grandson, Patrick Sack of Chicago.