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Hollis Clanton

JOHNSVILLE — Hollis Clanton, age 95, of Johnsville, Ark., died Saturday, April 19, at his home. He was born August 2nd, 1918 in Johnsville, Ark., a son of the late Samuel Wesley Clanton and Claudia June Woodward Reaves Clanton. He was a lifelong tomato farmer, a graduate of Vick schools, and a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church.

Syble T. Lee

LITTLE ROCK — Mrs. Syble Townsend Lee, 84, of Little Rock, formerly of Pine Bluff, made her transition to be with the Lord on April 15, 2014. She was born June 26, 1929 to the late Mr. Grady and Mrs. Inez (Ridgeway) Townsend in Rison.

Mary Scales

WATSON — Mary Lou Ricketts Scales, 61, of Watson, Ark., went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2014 at her home. Mary was born on May 18, 1952 in Dumas, AR. to Richard James and Willadean Stephens Ricketts, Sr. Mary was a member of The Watson Methodist Church and attended the Watson Assembly of God Church; she was a Bookkeeper for Smith Steele in Dumas for 15 years.

Thomas Ivy

MERIDIAN, Miss. —Funeral services for Thomas Lee Ivy will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Hampton, Arkansas. Burial will be at Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Hampton, Arkansas with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Leon Kimbrell

MONTGOMERY, TEXAS — Leon Kimbrell, age 85, of Montgomery, Texas, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Montgomery. Mr. Kimbrell was born May 2, 1928, in Cleveland County, Arkansas, the son of the late Sylvester and Virgie Payne Kimbrell.

Sharon Brown

MCKINNY, Texas — Sharon Brown 51, formerly of Kelso, Ark. died April 2, 2014 in McKinny, Texas. She was born July 13, 1962 to the late Cleo Bentley and Beatrice Johnson.

Andrew Jackson

PLANO, TEXAS — Andrew M. Jackson, 85, formerly of Pine Bluff died April 7, 2014 in Plano, Texas. He was born March 24, 1929 in Pine Bluff to the late Elder and Rebecca Jackson.

Sybil Lee

STATESBORO, GA. — Mrs. Sybil R. Lee, age 77, died on Saturday April 5, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah. The Pine bluff, Ark. native was a 1957 graduate of Conway Arkansas State and received her Master’s Degree in 1959 from LSU. She moved to Bulloch County in 1970. She retired from Brooklet Elementary as librarian after 21 years of service. Mrs. Lee was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Gary Lee.

Tahyanna McClinton

BERKELEY, Calif. — Tahyana M. McClinton of Berkeley, Calif., died March 31 2014 in Berkeley. She was born July 24, 1982 in Berkeley to W.C. and Doris McClinton of Berkeley.

Billy Hartness

MONTICELLO — Billy H. Hartness, age 82 years, died on April 9, 2014. Billy was born March 7, 1932, in Cominto, Arkansas. He graduated from Monticello High School where he was an All-State football player, and went on to attend Ark. A & M (now UAM) before graduating from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) where he played football. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the end of the Korean Conflict, and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Hattie Allen

GRAPEVINE — Mrs. Hattie Mays Allen, 86, of Grapevine, Ark. passed away on April 6, 2014. She was born June 6, 1927 to the late Bertha Woods and Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Eichelberger Mays.

Freddie Evans

DUMAS — Freddie Lee Evans, 72 of Dumas, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas. He was born February 18, 1942 to the late Eddie and Lillian Tate Evans in Watson, Ark.

Jewel Conrad

DUMAS — Jewel (Dude) Smith Conrad, 85 of Dumas, passed away peacefully April 8, 2014 in Cabot. She was born August 28, 1928 at Magazine, Ark. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church of Dumas and served in the Choir, WMC and Women’s Missionary Class; she was Choir member of year 1992. And she was former employee of Sunbeam and homemaker.