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Willie White

WHITE HALL — Mrs. Willie Lee White, 72, of White Hall passed on April 26, 2016 in Little Rock, Ark. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Helen Riggins

RISON — Helen Louise Riggins, age 90, of Rison went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born July 15, 1925 in Banks, a daughter of the late Marcus King and Ilda Burks King. Mrs. Riggins was a retired seamstress and faithful, active member of Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in Grapevine. She loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Ralph Riggins and seven brothers.

Grover Shandy

OKLAHOMA — Funeral service for Grover A. “G.A.” Shandy will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Western Hills Christian Church with Rev. Dave Menge, Pastor officiating.

Ella Quarles

WHITE HALL — Ella Kay Minton Quarles, 68, of White Hall passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016. She was born July 25, 1947 in Wynn, Ark., to the late Roy Otis and Bernice Margaret Stout Minton. She had worked for the Dollarway and White Hall School Districts for twenty-seven years and retired from the White Hall School District. She was a member of First Apostolic Church in Sheridan. She loved to work in her yard with her flowers, go camping with Johnny, made rolls for her church and famiy, and her grand-babies, Maggie, Jake, and Seth. Kay is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Jane Minton; brother, Lawrence Wayne Minton.

Billy Burks

WHITE HALL - Billy Wayne Burks, 62, of White Hall, died Tuesday at JRMC. He was born April 23, 1953 in Pine Bluff to the late Vester and Bessie Anderson Burks. He was a preacher and a truck driver. He was the pastor for Whispering Pines Cowboy Church in Pine Bluff.

Wayne Jett

STAR CITY — Wayne Jett, 43, of Star City died Sunday at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born February 23, 1973 in Warren to the late William Charles Jett and Rebecca Brown. He was a supervisor and welder at Central Wire in Dumas. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Glendale.

Homer Davis

GRAPEVINE — Homer J. Davis, age 88, of Grapevine, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born July 21, 1927 in Grapevine, the son of the late Joe Davis and Ethel Jane Taylor Davis.

Norma Rutledge

Norma Rucks Rutledge, 89, of Arkadelphia, Ark., longtime Pine Bluff resident, died Sunday, April 17, 2016. Born November 18, 1926 in Mulberry, Ark. to the late Reverend John William and Carrie Gilstrap Rucks, she grew up in many Arkansas locales as her father preached all over the state.

Victor Scrivner

Victor Threlow Scrivner, 80, of Pine Bluff passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was born on January 2, 1936 in Lepanto, Ark. to the late Louis Victor and Elsie Kidd Scrivner.

Marjorie Schwanhausser

Marjorie Merrill Schwanhausser, 95, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Trinity Village Medical Center. She was born June 7, 1920 in Lynn, Mass., daughter of Arthur L. and Edna Stewart Merrill.

James Lamb

James M. Lamb of PIne Bluff passed April 19, 2016 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.