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Julie Dobbins

Julie Lenore Dobbins, age 62, of Pine Bluff, died Friday, June 24, 2016. A lifelong resident of Pine Bluff, Julie was a daughter of the late Roy Heaton Dobbins and Margaret Lou Hugon Dobbins, born on February 15, 1954 at Davis Hospital.

Bernice Fletcher

Ms. Bernice L. Fletcher, 76, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed Thursday, June 23, 2016. She was born in Lake Village, Ark., to the late Charlie Fletcher and Lu Daisy Carter Fletcher Scott.

Ida Henry

WHITE HALL - Ida Charline Henry, 78, of White Hall, Ark. departed her temporary body June 25, 2016 to be with Jesus to await her coming resurrection. She was born October 20, 1937 in Redfield, Ark. to Johnie Edward Walters (deceased) and Lennie Dearmore Walters (deceased) both of Redfield. Four older siblings preceded her in death: Doris Overton, Mamie Wootton, Johnie Walters Jr., and Jean Walker. Two younger siblings still reside in Redfield: Barry Walters and Gwendolyn Liles. Her three children are William Henry Jr. of Batesville, Ark, Teddy Henry of Redfield, and Tamara Henry of Venice Beach, Calif. She is blessed by seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Thomas Lyon

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - Thomas Allen Lyon, 88, of San Francisco died at home on June 22, 2016. Tom grew up in Arkansas, and was a proud alumnus of the University of Arkansas as well as the University of Chicago. Tom worked for Cummins Engine Company for more than 30 years, retiring as the owner of Cummins West in San Francisco. After retiring, Tom was a devoted volunteer to St. Dominic’s School and more recently for Hospice by the Bay. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Augusta Rose Lyon; two daughters, Mary Kay (John Tannebring) and Barbara (Ian Fryer), as well as four grandchildren, Paula, George, Tom and Andrew.

Arthur Lenderman

MONTICELLO - Arthur J. (Junior) Lenderman, age 74, of Monticello passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Little Rock. He was born July 25, 1941 in Garrett Bridge, Ark. to the late Arthur Isaac Lenderman and Zeffie Lois Williams Lenderman. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a farmer and member of Old Union Southern Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Lenderman.

Stephen Sark

WHITE HALL — Stephen Lee Sark, age 59 of White Hall, formerly of Monticello, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at his home in Pine Bluff. He was born August 15, 1956 in Springfield, Ohio to Mary Smith Sark and the late Rev. Samuel Edwin Sark.

Margaret Gorman

Margaret Rodgers Gorman, 94, of Cabot, Ark., and longtime Pine Bluff resident, died at home Saturday, June 11, 2016. Born in DesArc, Ark., on November 14, 1921, daughter of the late Jesse W. and Ruth Heavener Rodgers, she was reared in DesArc and Jonesboro, Ark., graduating from Jonesboro High School in 1940.

Donna Bland

Donna Lori Wallace Bland of Pine Bluff, Ark., was born October 12, 1958 at Pine Bluff, the daughter of the late Allen Wallace and Novella Brown Wallace Cheek. She had worked for the Pine Bluff Arsenal for a number of years, and enjoyed spending time at home with her dogs.

Peter Kiefhaber

STAR CITY — Peter Michael Kiefhaber, 62, of Star City, died Thursday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born June 3, 1954 in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Henry Peter and Janet Louise Gromacki Kiefhaber.

Stella Morrison

CALMER — Stella Lorene Reed Morrison, age 95, of Calmer died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Drew Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1920 in the Calmer Community, a daughter of the late Cain Reed and Pearl Reed. She graduated from Woodlawn High School in May 1939. She and her late husband, Rex Morrison operated Rex Morrison Grocery from 1946 - 1992. Mrs. Morrison worked for Reeds Super Market in Pine Bluff for several years. She was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Juanice Reed of Pine Bluff; one great grandson, Patrick Sack of Chicago.