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Pheb Whitmore

DETROIT, MICH. - Pheb Ann Whitmore, 89, formerly of Humphrey died March 10, 2015 in Detroit, Mich. Born November 5, 1925 in Cotton Plant, Ark. to the late Bob and Pearl White Poynter.

Marjorie Culpepper

SEATTLE, WASH. - Marjorie Erica Culpepper of Seattle Washington, longtime resident of Star City and Little Rock, Ark. passed away on March 5, 2015. She was born in Melbourne, Australia on July 2, 1922, the daughter of Eric and Dorothy Brymer. Her parents and husband, Lawrence Culpepper and one brother, Jack Brymer, preceded her in death.

Lillie Phillips

DERMOTT - Lillie Mae Phillips, 66, of Dermott, Ark. died March 22, 2015. Born December 14, 1948 the daughter of the late Walter Love, Sr. and the late Willie Mae Buckhalton.

LaDon Jester

CAMDEN - After a lengthy illness, LaDon Ward Jester of 762 Cardinal Street Camden, Ark. passed away quietly March 26, 2015, at her home with her family at her side. LaDon was born the daughter of Daniel Harold Ward and Lois Louise Ward on April 6th, 1939, in Hope, Ark. She grew up in Bodcaw, Ark., in rural Nevada County, as a member of Union Baptist Church. LaDon attended Bodcaw School where she excelled in sports as a member of the Girls Junior and Senior Basketball team. She was active in the local F.F.A. (Future Farmers of America Sweetheart), and well known throughout the region as a singer and pianist, performing at churches, county fairs, and other venues.

Jolena Presley

RISON - Jolena Fay Presley, 72, of Rison died March 14, 2015. Ms. Presley was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina on February 15, 2015, a daughter of the late Joseph Samuel Presley and Lois Fay Rector Presley.

Charles Cady

CANTON, GA. - Charles Lee Cady age 56 of Canton, Ga. died March 9, 2015 in Little Rock, Ark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cady and son, Matthew Cady. He is survived by his daughter Melissa Cady and her boyfriend Kerry Brown of Canton, parents, Charles and Frances Cady of Pine Bluff, Ark.; sister, Beverly Cabaday of Tenn.; brother, Roy Cady of Fla. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church chapel, 200 W. 6th, Pine Bluff, Ark.

Anthony Bailey

Anthony Dewayne Bailey, Jr. 14, of Pine Bluff died March 12, 2015 at Arkansas Children Hospital in Little Rock. Born April 7, 2000 in Pine Bluff to Anthony D. and Alvia Stribling Bailey, Sr. of Pine Bluff. Survivors include four brothers, Cameron Faucette, Robert Faucette, Dedrick Bailey and Brandon Bailey all of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Tangelia Faucette and Tierra Hunt of Pine Bluff.

Ophelia Strickland

Ms. Ophelia Strickland, 81, of Pine Bluff passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Ruthie Green

Ruthie V. Green of Pine Bluff died March 13, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.

Robert Shorter

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Shorter Sr., 94, of Pine Bluff, passed March 05, at Jefferson Regional Medical, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Kings Highway MBC Rev Walter C. Mays Sr. Pastor.