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Erma Nightingale

BROOKSVILLE, MISS. - Erma Mae Nightingale, 88 of Brooksville, MS died Wednesday. She was born February 3, 1926 in Grady County, OK to the late Albert and Mabel Schmidt Unruh.

Irma Roaf

WHITE HALL - Irma Ophelia Melvin Roaf entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 27, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones in White Hall, Arkansas. She was born December 4, 1930 to the late Arthur and Charlotte Roaf in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Ernest Scruggs

DUMAS - Funeral services for Ernest L. Scruggs 58, of Dumas, Ark., passed October 22, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m., Pleasant Grove Church in Grady, Ark., Rev. Johnny L. Williams pastor. He was born June 24, 1956 in Grady, Ark., son of the late Cammie Scruggs and Jessie Gates. He accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasant Grove MBC in Grady, Ark. He graduated from Grady High School in Dumas where he was known as the fastest in football and track. He worked mostley various jobs in and around Grady, Ark.

Mary Walker

Funeral services for Mary L. Hunter Walker, 56, of Pine Bluff, passed Sunday Oct. 26, at her home will be held Saturday 10 a.m. Living Word Baptist Church 5617 Sulphur Springs Rd. Pine Bluff, Rev. Alvin C. Lowe pastor.

Winfrey Gresham

Winfrey Sue Gresham, 67, of Pine Bluff passed away peacefully in her home on October 29, 2014. She was born to the late Harold and Margaret Whitehead on October 2, 1947. She is preceded i death by daughter Cheri Snyder, brother Bill Whitehead and sister Connie Whitehead. Survivors include husband Bob Gresham, son Robert Barbarotto Jr., daughters Stacy Allen and Kimberly Barbarotto, brother Johnny Whitehead, sister Rebecca Gross and Judy Vallance, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will be at 7704 Tall Pine Trail, Pine Bluff, Ark. Arrangements are by Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall. ( www.cranfordfh.com )

Betty Frazier

Betty Jean Frazier, 76, of Pine Bluff died October 21, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born January 14, 1938 in Wabbaseka to the late, Zelia M. and Rosie Lee Motem Murphy.

Annie Frazier

Annie Mae Frazier “Rockin Annie” was born February 25, 1925 in Yorktown, Arkansas to Tommy Cheatom and Lizzie Cobb. She transitioned from this life on October 22, 2014. She was proceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Avinell Blount

DUMAS - Avinell Ava Wells Blount, 97 of Dumas, passed away October 20, 2014 in Monticello. She was born April 27, 1917 in Dexter, Arkansas. Mrs. Blount was a member of Anderson Chapel Baptist Church since 1931 and a homemaker.

Jeanette Goggans

FORDYCE - Jeanette Moore Goggans, 74 of Fordyce died October 20, 2014. She was born November 27, 1939, she was a Baptist, homemaker, served in the United States Air Force and retired from Delta School District.

Cathey Adair

WARREN - Cathey Ann Johnson Adair age 46 of Warren, Ark. died Monday, October 20th 2014 at the BCMC in Warren. She was born March 5th, 1968 in Warren, Ark. a daughter of the late B. M. Johnson and Nona Mills Johnson. Survivors Holly Adair, Warren, Ark. two sisters, Glenda Coffman, Cleveland, Texas and Lynn Farmer, Pine Bluff, Ark. two grandchildren Corbyn Curry and Logan Curry.

James Melville

PEACHTREE CITY, GA. - James (“Jim”) Melville Landers, 78, of Peachtree City, Ga., born in Little Rock, Ark., passed from this earth and went to Heaven October 19, 2014. Jim is survived by his wife Rebecca Landers of Peachtree City, Ga., married 56 years. He is survived by his three children, Kelly Baker-Barnes and husband Craig Barnes, Colonel Kevin Landers and his wife Melody, and Brian Landers and wife Suzie; 12 grandchildren; and sister, Natalie Goss of North Little Rock, Ark. Jim’s parents were the late Mel and Edna Landers of North Little Rock, Arkansas.