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Mickey Banks

MABELVALE - Mickey Don Banks of Mabelvale passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2014. He was born April 6, 1942 in North Little Rock to the late J.T. Banks and Mildred Tucker Banks. He was a retired carpenter at the Arkansas State Hospital, an avid sportsman, and a Razorback fan. He was also an Army veteran. Nothing pleased him more than gathering his family to go dove hunting. He used this time to “lecture on life” as the family called it. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all that knew him. He is predeceased by his brother, Jimmy Banks.

Alice Maxwell

Alice Marie Maxwell, 77 of Pine Bluff, died Monday, September 29, 2014. Alice was born August 7, 1937 in Pine Bluff to the late Henry and Sally (Ferguson) Spears. She is also preceded in death by husband R.E. Maxwell, six sisters, and three brothers.

Claude Hancock, Jr.

MONTICELLO - Claude Hancock, Jr. age 88 of Monticello, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Wright Hancock of Monticello; one son, Mark Hancock and wife Sandra of Monticello; two daughters, Linda Devine and husband Eugene and Lisa Pennington all of Monticello; one brother, Billy Joe Hancock of Monticello; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and an expectant great-grandson.

Thomas Standridge

ROWELL - Thomas “Tommy” Standridge, 64, of Rowell, Arkansas died September 30, 2014. Survivors are his wife, Linda French Standridge; one son, Jerry Handly of Pansy; one daughter Kelly Stone of Watson Chapel; one brother, Ronnie Standridge of Collins; one sister, Alice Jane Anderson of Burton, Michigan; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Willie Hart

EL PASO, TEXAS - Mr. Willie Hart, 62, of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Pine Bluff, passed Tuesday Sept. 30, at Delsol Hospital in Elpaso,Texas. Services by Perry Funeral Home.

Rickey Emerson

Rickey James “Rick” Emerson, 64, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, September 27, 2014. He was born December 6, 1949 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, son of Burl and Sybil James Emerson. Rickey was reared and received his early education in Helena, graduating from Helena High School.

Jackie Freeman

Jackie Renece Freeman, 53, of Pine Bluff passed September 28, 2014 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henson- Holcomb Mortuary.

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William Wacaser

LITTLE ROCK - Mr. William Allen Wacaser, age 79, of Little Rock, died Sunday, September 14, 2014. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, March 11, 1935, the son of John William and Annie Lou Wacaser. Graveside funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, September 26 in the Masonic Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, Arkadelphia, Ark.

Mildred Kirkpatrick

GREENBRIER - Mildred Willis Kirkpatrick, 95, of Greenbrier, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, at Emeritus at Trillium Park in Conway. She was born September 29, 1918 in Greenbrier, Arkansas to the late Lee Harvey Willis and Leatha Craig Willis. Mildred loved gardening, watching birds, being a homemaker, and spending time with family and friends. She was also a lifetime member of Free Will Baptist Church in Greenbrier.

Edna Sanders

MALVERN- Mrs. Edna Sanders, 87, of Malvern, Ark. passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

William Williams

ST. LOUIS, MO. - William “Billy Charles.” Williams, was born May 23, 1941 in Pine Bluff, Ark. to the late Isaac and Geraldine Williams. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Harold Williams. He was educated in the St. Louis Missouri Public School system, graduating from Hadley Tech in 1959. He immediately joined the military, serving with D Troop 1st Recon Squadron, 2D Armored Cavalry.

George Gibbins

George Edward “Eddie” Gibbins, 63 of Pine Bluff, died Sunday at his home. He was born October 28, 1950 in England, Ark. to the late George L. and Juanita Houser Gibbins. He served in the Vietnam War with the United States Marine Corps and served in the Naval Reserve. He was a member of Lawrence Hunting Club and was an avid NASCAR fan. He also loved to fish, hunt, gardening, flowers and bird watching.