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Florell Devoe

Mrs. Florell Wilma Dixon Devoe, 90 of Pine Bluff passed Saturday, December 20, 2014. She was born in Overton, Texas to the Fred Dixon and Cendella (Butler) Bradford.

Janice Maxwell

Janice Maxwell of Pine Bluff died December 24, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.

William Burton

MONTICELLO - William L. “Butch” Burton, 69 of Monticello, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at his home. He was born November 11, 1945 in Greenwood, MS to the late Henry Garrett “H.G.” Burton and Benny White Burton.

Dorris Burt

Mrs. Dorris Yolanda Chapman Burt, 72, of Pine Bluff, AR, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014. She was born October 22, 1942, to the late Mr. Peter Denson Chapman and Mrs. Georgianna J. Chapman Williams in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She was a retired educator from the Pine Bluff School district. Mrs. Burt’s 36 years of teaching included assignments at Allport, AR, Barnes Elementary, Wabbaseka, Ridgeroad Jr. High, Jack Robey Jr. High, and First Ward Alternative School.

James Robinson

WABBASEKA - Mr. James Leroy Robinson, 76, of Wabbaseka passed Wednesday, December 17, 2014. He was born in Gethsemane, Ark. to the late Amos Robinson and Sammie Mae (Banks) Miller.

Verneice Lowery

The life of Verneice Lowery, began as she became the beautiful daughter of Loydell and Blanche Collier Wilson on May 27, 1952, in Marvell, Arkansas. Mrs. Verneice Wilson Lowery, 62 of Pine Bluff, passed Sunday, December 21, 2014. Her parents preceded her in death. She also had a sister, Richie Jackson Scaife and a brother, Danny Jackson, to precede her in death as well.

John McIntosh

Mr. John Arthur McIntosh, 71, of Pine Bluff passed December 16, 2014 at Davis Nursing Home. He was born in Leland, MS but reared in Memphis, TN by the late Ellis and Addie Lee (Mitchell) McIntosh. At the age of 17, He graduated from Hamilton High School. He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1966 and enjoyed studying and discussing the Bible with others. He was a hard worker in his Janitorial Business for over 35 years and a member of the Community for 40 years.

Adam Humphrey, Sr.

HUMPHREY - Mr. Adam Charles Humphrey, Sr., 68, of Pine Bluff passed Saturday, December 13, 2014. He was born in Sheridan, Ark. to the late Charlie Humphrey and Selina (Bennett) Watson.

Frances Moore

GRAPEVINE - Frances Elvina Reynolds Hudson Moore, 81, of Grapevine, died Wednesday, December 17th. Survivors, husband, Loy Moore; sons, Howard Wayne Hudson (Mary Kay) and Wallace A. “Buddy” Hudson (Pam); daughters, Rebecca Ann Crouch (John), Mary Harris (Dennis), Brenda Alexander (Lloyd), and Pat Whitehead (Demus); brother, Charles Reynolds; sister, Betty Vailes; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services are 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20th at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Burial will follow at Davis Cemetery in Grapevine. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, December 19th at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan. www.buiefuneralhome.com

Larry Gibson

ENGLAND - Mr. Larry Gibson Sr. 60, of England passed away December 15, 2014 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born July 22, 1954 to the late Tommie Gibson and Georgia Gibson in Tucker, Arkansas.

Ozell Robinson, Sr.

DUMAS - Mr. Ozell Robinson, Sr., 64 of Dumas died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Delta Memorial Hospital. He was born May 13, 1950. Visiation is Friday, December 19, 2014 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Serenity Gardens Funeral Services. Funeral Services are Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church in Dumas. The burial will be following the services in Curtis Hall Cemetery in Pickens, Arkansas. Arrangements announced later by Serenity Gardens Funeral Services.

Devan Lacy

CAMDEN - Funeral services for Devan Dupree Lacy, 26, of Camden, Arkansas were held 1:00 p.m. Tabernacle Healing Deliverance Church Rev. George Stepps pastor. He was born August 25, 1987 in Omaha, Nebraska to Barbara R. Lacy and LeRoy Webster. He was preceded in death by his great grand uncle and aunt Charlie and Caledonia Rogers.

Joella Smith

Mrs. Joella Smith - Evans 57, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Her funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Michael Rice

Mr. Michael Rice, 56, of Pine Bluff passed Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He was born in Wabbaseka, Ark. to Earnest Gaines of Chicago and the late Jewel (Rice) Smith.