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Donald Tucker Sr.

Donald Gene Tucker Sr. went home to be with the Lord December 22, 2014. He was born March 28, 1949 in Pine Bluff. He served in the United States Air Force as a Sergeant in the Security Police and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was decorated with the Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, U. S. Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallant Cross, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He had been employed by the Cotton Belt Railroad, Pine Bluff Arsenal and Evergreen Packaging in Pine Bluff.

Dollie Davis

LAZY BEND COMM. - Dollie Jean Reynolds Moltz Davis of the Lazy Bend Community, near Grapevine (Grant County), was born February 5, 1928 in the Lazy Bend Community, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Emma Lightsey Reynolds. She was a very proud and active member of Bethany #1 Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star, White Sulphur Chapter, and she enjoyed singing, cooking and traveling. Aside from The Lord, the greatest love of Dollie’s life was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was the matriarch of her large family and the rich legacy she leaves behind will be treasured by each of them.

Dolores Brown

STAR CITY - Funeral services for Mrs. Dolores D. Brown, age 78, of Star City, Arkansas, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, December 29, 2014 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Rev. Dave Dalton will be officiating with burial to follow in the Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

Christine Polk

TARRY COMM. - Mrs. Christine Polk, 87, of Tarry Community, passed Friday, December 26, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Perry Funeral Home.

Virginia Hunter

WHITE HALL - Virginia “Ginger” Hunter, 67, of White Hall, died Friday, December 26, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.

James Golden

BUFORD, GA. - Reverend James Golden, 77, of Buford, Georgia, formerly of Belize, Central America and Kingsland, Arkansas, died December 24, 2014. He was born January 12, 1937, a son of the late William L. and Dollie Culligan Golden.

Darlene Blackwell

SMYRNA, TENN. - Mrs. Darlene Blackwell, 59, of Smyrna, Tennessee passed Monday, December 22, 2014. She was born in Denver, Colorado to the late Lugene Martin and Earnestine Newsome.

Bobby Reed

SHERIDAN - Truly an extraordinary life story reflecting the grit and strength of a great generation in rural Arkansas, Bobby Gene Reed of Sheridan, Arkansas was born December 21, 1935 at Rowell, Arkansas, the son of the late Garvin Huston Reed and Effie Elizabeth Roberts Reed. Born on a farm as a sharecropper’s son, he raised a great family and retired ultimately as president of the local railroad union. He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Pine Bluff, where he and his wife lived for over 50 years before moving to Sheridan. He was a locomotive engineer with Union Pacific for 42 years, and was an active member of the Railroad Union, having served as union president for five years.

Bobby Allen

MONTICELLO - Bobby Gene Allen, age 75 of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born on March 5, 1939 in Drew County to the late Thomas Lee and Linnie Marie Calhoun Allen. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dois Willis.

Clint Burton

LAKE VILLAGE - Clint Burton, 30 of Lake Village, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born December 14, 1983 in Lake Village to Sheryl Kay Ross Burton and the late, Larry Burton.

Adam Humphrey, Sr.

HUMPHREY - Mr. Adam Charles Humphrey, Sr., 68, of Pine Bluff passed Saturday, December 13, 2014. He was born in Sheridan, Ark. to the late Charlie Humphrey and Selina (Bennett) Watson.

Frances Moore

GRAPEVINE - Frances Elvina Reynolds Hudson Moore, 81, of Grapevine, died Wednesday, December 17th. Survivors, husband, Loy Moore; sons, Howard Wayne Hudson (Mary Kay) and Wallace A. “Buddy” Hudson (Pam); daughters, Rebecca Ann Crouch (John), Mary Harris (Dennis), Brenda Alexander (Lloyd), and Pat Whitehead (Demus); brother, Charles Reynolds; sister, Betty Vailes; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services are 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20th at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Burial will follow at Davis Cemetery in Grapevine. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, December 19th at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan. www.buiefuneralhome.com

Larry Gibson

ENGLAND - Mr. Larry Gibson Sr. 60, of England passed away December 15, 2014 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born July 22, 1954 to the late Tommie Gibson and Georgia Gibson in Tucker, Arkansas.

Ozell Robinson, Sr.

DUMAS - Mr. Ozell Robinson, Sr., 64 of Dumas died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Delta Memorial Hospital. He was born May 13, 1950. Visiation is Friday, December 19, 2014 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Serenity Gardens Funeral Services. Funeral Services are Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Union Baptist Church in Dumas. The burial will be following the services in Curtis Hall Cemetery in Pickens, Arkansas. Arrangements announced later by Serenity Gardens Funeral Services.