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Howard Raley

GOULD - Howard Edward Raley, 72 of Gould passed away at his home August 28, 2014. He was born August 17, 1942 in Star City, the son of the late Oscar & Pauline Raley.

Mary Taylor

FORREST CITY - Mary V. Taylor, age 84, of Forrest City, Arkansas died on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Mrs. Taylor is survived by son, Steve Taylor and his wife Louise of Wynne; two daughters in law, Brenda Taylor of Fayetteville and Judy Taylor of Searcy; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren.

Loucelia Courtney

Loucelia Draper Courtney, 65, of Pine Bluff passed August 21, 2014 in Little Rock. Born December 25, 1948 in Pine Bluff to the late Archie Wayne Draper and Theora Burns of Pine Bluff.

Brian Cotton

Brian Cotton, 40 of Pine Bluff, died Monday, August 25, 2014. Brian was born July 2, 1974 in Warren. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing the guitar. Brian is survived by son Harley Cotton and wife Krista of Star City; mother Marcell Ramsey and Dean of Monticello; father James Cotton and Sharon Bearden of Pine Bluff; siblings Tonya Reynolds of Redfield, Shannon Ramsey of Pine Bluff, Jeremy Ramsey of Greeley, CO, and Amanda Cook of Monticello; and granddaughter Alayna. A memorial service will be held at 1p.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Shannon Road Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. www.arkansasfuneralcare.com .

Steve Leggett

MONTICELLO - Steve Leggett, 63 of Monticello passed away, Thursday, August 28 at his home. He was born January 14, 1951 to the late William Byron and Marie Miller Leggett.

Curtis Cook

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - Rev, Curtis Robert Cook, 62, of Milwaukee, Wis. passed Thursday, August 21, 2014. He was born in Hampton, Ark. To the late Jessie and Naomi (Ward) Cook.

Mack Smith

MONTICELLO - Mr. Mack Ry Smith, III, 51 of Monticello passed Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born April 28, 1963 in Dumas, he was a son of Oliver and Mary Powell Steverson, Sr. of Dumas and the late Mack Ray Smth, Jr. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Church in Monticello and a coach with Pop Warner Program. Other survivors include two sons, Ramard Matthews, Dellrick Smith both of Monticello, two daughters, Sharrea Smith of Monticello, Raiauca Smith of Mojave, Calif., four brothers, Oliver Steverson, Jr.,Chester Steverson both of Dumas, Johnny Ray Powell of Los Angeles, Calif., Frankie Joe Powell of San Bernadino, Calif., four sisters. Deborah Steverson, Mary Steverson, Netasha Steverson all of Dumas, Jinnie Allen of Monticello, eight grandchildren.

Felix Owens

SHERIDAN - Felix Russell Owens of Sheridan, Arkansas was born March 9, 1949 in Grapevine, Ark., the son of the late Booth Hunter Owens and Lizzie Dee Wyles Owens. He was a 1967 graduate of Grapevine High School, had served in the Army National Guard, and had retired from International Paper Company as shift foreman. He was of the Assembly of God faith having been raised in the Hedden Chapel Assembly of God Church in Grapevine. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and was a member of R.A.D Hunting Club at Grapevine and President of W & W Hunting Club at Carthage. He loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them and his precious grandchildren.

Harold Campbell

WARREN - Harold Lloyd Campbell age 81, of Warren, Ark. formerly of Moro, Ark. (Lee County) died Wednesday, August 20th at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Graveside services 1:00pm Saturday, August 23rd at Oak Grove Cemetery in Moro, Ark. (Lee County). Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 6p.m. till 8p.m. Friday, August 22nd at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren, Ark.. Online Guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Vernita Miller

Mrs. Vernita Sue Miller, 46, of Pine Bluff, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014. She was born in Pine Bluff to the late Vernard Cole and Stella Mae (Wiley) Taggart. Her survivors include, Husband, Kenneth W. Miller, Sons, Kenneth Cole, Antwone Miller, Daughter, Tiffany Cole all of Pine Bluff; Brothers, Charles Wiley of San Antonio, Texas, Larry Taggart and James Henry Taggart both of Pine Bluff; Sisters, Irma J. Stewart of Flint, Michigan, Marguerite Taggart Patton, Willie Ann Martin both of Pine Bluff, Angela Gray of Kansas City, Missouri; Eight Grandchildren. Her services will be 11a.m., Friday, August 22, 2014 at Grace Temple Baptist Church by Reverend Kenneth Stewart. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery. The body will lie in-state Friday 10:45 a.m. until time of service.

William Barnes

GREEN HILL COMM. - William R. “Mr. Bill” Barnes, age 80, of the Green Hill community, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Survivors include his wife, Mavis Worbington Barnes of Monticello; one son, Richard Barnes of Monticello; one daughter, Karen Barnes of Little Rock; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Barnes of Monticello; three sisters, Janet Lawton of Russelleville, Margaret Ann Graves of Monticello and Bernice Waldrip of Forney, Tx.; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.