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Curtis Cook

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - Rev, Curtis Robert Cook, 62, of Milwaukee, Wis. passed Thursday, August 21, 2014. He was born in Hampton, Ark. To the late Jessie and Naomi (Ward) Cook.

Howard Pace, Jr.

WARREN - Howard Oren Pace, Jr., age 71, of Warren, Ark. died Wednesday August 27, at home. Born August 20, 1943 at Westwood, Calif., a son of the late Howard Oren Pace, Sr. and Norma Jean Watson Pace he was a retired welder and a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving is his wife Patricia Faye Bennett Pace whom he married December 12, 1963. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday August 29, at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial will be in Red Oak Cemetery near Slaughterville, Okla. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.co

Mary Patrick

MONTICELLO - Mary Blanche Neal Patrick, RN, of Monticello, passed away, Tuesday, August 27, 2014. She was born May 12, 1922 and lived an amazing 92 years before leaving her earthly body. She is survived by her sons: Charles Edward Moore, Jr., Lloyd Gordon Moore, Norman Neal Moore and daughter Mary K. Woodruff.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30 at the Stephenson-Dearman chapel with visitation one hour prior to service time. Burial will be at the Neal Cemetery in Hermitage, Ark.. Memorials can be made to Rock Springs United Methodist Church, c/o Karen Groce, 831 Rock Springs Rd., Wilmar, Ark. 71675. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com .

JohnEtta Bryant

TUCKER - In profound sorrow the professional and courteous staff of the Christian Way Funeral Home sorrowfully announces the earthly departure of Ms. JohnEtta Bryant,89 of Tucker, Arkansas. Ms. Bryant answered to her name on August 24, 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.”

Ivory Kanneh

In profound sorrow the professional and courteous staff of the Christian Way Funeral Home sorrowfully announces the earthly departure of Ms. Ivory Jean Kanneh 57 of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Ms. Kanneh answered to her name on August 21, 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.”

Loucelia Courtney

Loucelia Draper Courtney,65, of Pine Bluff passed August 21, 2014 in Little Rock. Born December 25, 1948 in Pine Bluff to the late Archie Wayne Draper and Theora Burns of Pine Bluff.

David Edgerson

DUMAS - Funeral services for Mr. David Edgerson 71, of Dumas, Ark., passed August 24, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be Saturday 10:30 a.m. New Jerusalem MBC Dumas, Ark., Rev. James Williams pastor.

Mack Smith

MONTICELLO - Mr. Mack Ry Smith, III, 51 of Monticello passed Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born April 28, 1963 in Dumas, he was a son of Oliver and Mary Powell Steverson, Sr. of Dumas and the late Mack Ray Smth, Jr. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Church in Monticello and a coach with Pop Warner Program. Other survivors include two sons, Ramard Matthews, Dellrick Smith both of Monticello, two daughters, Sharrea Smith of Monticello, Raiauca Smith of Mojave, Calif., four brothers, Oliver Steverson, Jr.,Chester Steverson both of Dumas, Johnny Ray Powell of Los Angeles, Calif., Frankie Joe Powell of San Bernadino, Calif., four sisters. Deborah Steverson, Mary Steverson, Netasha Steverson all of Dumas, Jinnie Allen of Monticello, eight grandchildren.

Felix Owens

SHERIDAN - Felix Russell Owens of Sheridan, Arkansas was born March 9, 1949 in Grapevine, Ark., the son of the late Booth Hunter Owens and Lizzie Dee Wyles Owens. He was a 1967 graduate of Grapevine High School, had served in the Army National Guard, and had retired from International Paper Company as shift foreman. He was of the Assembly of God faith having been raised in the Hedden Chapel Assembly of God Church in Grapevine. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and was a member of R.A.D Hunting Club at Grapevine and President of W & W Hunting Club at Carthage. He loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them and his precious grandchildren.

Harold Campbell

WARREN - Harold Lloyd Campbell age 81, of Warren, Ark. formerly of Moro, Ark. (Lee County) died Wednesday, August 20th at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Graveside services 1:00pm Saturday, August 23rd at Oak Grove Cemetery in Moro, Ark. (Lee County). Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6p.m. till 8p.m. Friday, August 22nd at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren, Ark.. Online Guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Vernita Miller

Mrs. Vernita Sue Miller, 46, of Pine Bluff, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014. She was born in Pine Bluff to the late Vernard Cole and Stella Mae (Wiley) Taggart. Her survivors include, Husband, Kenneth W. Miller, Sons, Kenneth Cole, Antwone Miller, Daughter, Tiffany Cole all of Pine Bluff; Brothers, Charles Wiley of San Antonio, Texas, Larry Taggart and James Henry Taggart both of Pine Bluff; Sisters, Irma J. Stewart of Flint, Michigan, Marguerite Taggart Patton, Willie Ann Martin both of Pine Bluff, Angela Gray of Kansas City, Missouri; Eight Grandchildren. Her services will be 11a.m., Friday, August 22, 2014 at Grace Temple Baptist Church by Reverend Kenneth Stewart. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery. The body will lie in-state Friday 10:45 a.m. until time of service.

William Barnes

GREEN HILL COMM. - William R. “Mr. Bill” Barnes, age 80, of the Green Hill community, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Survivors include his wife, Mavis Worbington Barnes of Monticello; one son, Richard Barnes of Monticello; one daughter, Karen Barnes of Little Rock; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Barnes of Monticello; three sisters, Janet Lawton of Russelleville, Margaret Ann Graves of Monticello and Bernice Waldrip of Forney, Tx.; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.