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Earlene Jenkins

Mrs. Earlene Warrior Jenkins, 97, of Pine Bluff passed July 15, 2016. She was born to the late Birl and Sinnie (Mays) Warrior, Sr. She leave to cherish her memories one son, Rev. Milton Jenkins of Pine Bluff; five daughters, Jessie Cardwell of Detroit, Mich., Roberta Thompson and Alberta Epperson both of Omaha, Neb., Carolyn Howard and Gail Sales, one brother, Isaac Warrior all of Pine Bluff; one sister, Mary Richardson of Fresno, Calif.

Dorothy Ballard

Ms. Dorothy J. Ballard, 85, of Pine Bluff, passed July 12, 2016 in Pine Bluff. She was born October 29, 1930 in Little Rock, to the late Rueben Wilson Sr. and Bernice Wilson.

Ruby Brunson

Mrs. Ruby Jewel Brunson, 73, of Pine Bluff earned her wings, Sunday July 17, 2016, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. The youngest of three children, Mrs. Brunson was born February 3, 1943 to the late Bennie and Edna Mitchell of Blevins, Ark.

John Blanks

John Henry Blanks, the third child of the late Joe Lee and Nancy Russ Blanks was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., October 11, 1942. He grew up in a loving and caring home with nine siblings. He accepted Christ at an early age, under the pastorate of the late Reverend. T.J. Taylor at the Pine Hill Baptist Church.

John Goldman

CALIFORNIA - John L. Goldman 52 of Long Beach, Calif., passed on July 9, 2016. He was born December 2, 1963 in Pine Bluff, to Future Taggart-Goldman-Moore and the late Joseph Goldman, Sr.

Vera Burrell

HENSLEY - Mrs. Vera Jean Burrell, 59, of Hensley, Ark. passed Saturday, July 2, 2016. Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Gallean Baptist Church, Hensley, Ark. by Rev. Lee F. Galloway, Sr. Interment will be in Campbell Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Josie Frost

LITTLE ROCK - Josie Thompson Frost, age 90 of Little Rock passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Mrs. Frost was born July 11, 1925 in Herbine, to the late Porter and Alma V. Tucker. Mrs. Frost was preceded in death by her first husband, James Wilbert Thompson.

Alta Weatherford

DUMAS - Alta Eloise White Weatherford, 77, of Dumas passed away July 7, 2016. She was born October 6, 1938 in Wright, Ark. and was the daughter of the late, William Aaron White and Rachel Tucker White.

Jeanette Stewart

Jeanette Stewart, 78, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in her home. Born Lois Jeanette Clark April 13, 1938 in Haynes, Ark., she was the daughter of Elmer and Walterene Clark. Jeanette was reared and received her early education in Haynes and graduated from Forrest City (Ark.) High School.

Newitt Hall, Sr.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Mr. Newitt Hall, Sr., 60, of North Little Rock, Ark., passed Tuesday, July 5, 2016. He was born in Pine Bluff to the late Arthur James Hall, Sr. and Marie Walls Hall.

Tonia Hunter

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Mrs. Tonia Bell Hunter, 44, of North Little Rock passed July 3, 2016. She was born October 6, 1971 in Pine Bluff, daughter of Henrietta Gooseberry and Charles Bell.

Willie Gordon

Willie James Gordon, 64, of Pine Bluff passed June 28, 2016. He was born March 15, 1952 in Watson, Ark. to the Late Willie Gordon and Beulah Cohen Towns of Dumas, Ark.