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Ora Langford

RISON - Mrs. Ora Lee Langford, 62 of Rison passed Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born in Parksdale, Ark. to the late Horace and Maoler (Releford) Wainwright, Sr. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Trinity Faith Assembly Church-Rison, Ark. by Rev. Floyd Bennett. Interment will be in The New Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Donald Frigon

Donald Curtis Frigon, 84, of Pine Bluff, died Friday, November 21, 2014. Born January 5, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, a son of Frank and Norah Deck Frigon, he grew up and received his early education in Detroit. As a young man he joined the Merchant Marine, then the US Navy where he served on underwater demolition teams.

Janice Alexander

CURTIS - Janice Faye James Alexander 64, Curtis, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on November 21st, 2014. She was born November 19th, 1950 in Dumas, Arkansas to the late Willie and Melba James. On May 3rd, 1987, she married Jakie Alexander in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Janice was a Advance Practice Nurse and Homemaker; she was a member of the Pine Bluff First Assembly of God. She was happiest when she was giving care to her patients as a Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner. She enjoyed watching Nascar, supporting and giving to her family.

William May

WHITE HALL - William Edward “Ed” May ran the race, fought the good fight of faith, finished his course entering into the arms of his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 23,2014.

Margaret Gavin

RYE - Margaret Ray Gavin, age 86, of Rye, Ark. died Sunday November 23, at Chapel Woods in Warren. Born July 31, 1928 in Rye, Ark. a daughter of the late Ray and Claudia Tooke Mercer she was a retired register nurse, a member Union United Methodist Church and the widow of Loyd Gavin.

Lucian Blackwell

STAR CITY - Lucian Dale Blackwell, 70 of Star City died Friday. He was a member of the Griffith Springs Church of Christ, a retired truck driver for Consolidated Freightways and was a veteran of the Army.

Anzelene Jones

Mrs. Anzelene Cummings Jones, 93 of Pine Bluff passed Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was born in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late James L. and Ada (King) Cummings.

Carnetta Gooseberry

In profound sorrow the professional and courteous staff of the Christian Way Funeral Home sorrowfully announces the earthly departure of Mrs. Carnetta Shelby Gooseberry. Mrs. Gooseberry answered to her name on November 14, 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.”

Brittni Briant

MONTICELLO - Brittni Nicole Minchew Briant, 25 of Monticello passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at her home in Montongo. She was born March 16, 1989 in Drew County to Carla Sullivan and Wes Minchew. She was a loving devoted stay at home mom, college student, and caregiver to her beloved grandmother. She was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Earline Frost and Earl Jackson and grandfather, Kenneth Byrd.

Hardy McKinstry

BANKS - Hardy L. McKinstry, age 79 of Banks, formerly of Wilmar, went to be with his Lord Monday, November 17, 2014 at his home in Banks after a battle with lung cancer. He was born March 11, 1935 in Drew County, Ark. to the late Bernice Wright McKinstry and Dorothy Daniels McKinstry of Wilmar. Hardy was a devout Christian, family man, loving husband, father and grandfather, retired postmaster and United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Green Hill Community Baptist Church and was attending First United Methodist Church of Warren where he was a member of the Fisherman’s Sunday School Class. He was also a former Monticello Parks Commission member and volunteer fireman for the Green Hill Fire Department. He loved being with his family and playing games with them along with taking trips to his favorite places which included Branson, MO and Silver Dollar City. Hardy’s other hobbies included fishing, camping, hunting, dancing and watching RFD-TV. As his children described him, “He was the best Pops in the whole world.” In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Cockrell McKinstry of Wilmar and a brother, Dan McKinstry of Little Rock. Survivors include his wife, Liz McKinstry of Banks; a daughter, Cindy McKinstry of Little Rock; two sons, Tim McKinstry (Ashley) of Hector and Tony McKinstry (Jennifer) of Springdale; a sister, Shirley Burks of Wilmar; stepdaughters, Colleen Watkins (Perry) of Banks, Stacey Boyette (Brad) of Coral Springs, Fla., and Dana Bugbee (Trent) of Destin, Fla.; four grandchildren, Hannah Trigg (Josh) of Russelleville, Nick McKinstry of Hector, Zac and Alex McKinstry both of Springdale; ten step grandchildren, eleven step great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mamie Rainer

STAR CITY - Mamie Alice Rainer, 74 of Star City died Sunday. She was born September 24, 1940 in Webber Falls, OK to the late William James and Bertha Dale Clairday Worley.