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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.

Howard Pace, Jr.

WARREN - Howard Oren Pace, Jr., age 71, of Warren, Ark. died Wednesday August 27, at home. Born August 20, 1943 at Westwood, Calif., a son of the late Howard Oren Pace, Sr. and Norma Jean Watson Pace he was a retired welder and a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving is his wife Patricia Faye Bennett Pace whom he married December 12, 1963. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday August 29, at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Burial will be in Red Oak Cemetery near Slaughterville, Okla. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.co

Mary Patrick

MONTICELLO - Mary Blanche Neal Patrick, RN, of Monticello, passed away, Tuesday, August 27, 2014. She was born May 12, 1922 and lived an amazing 92 years before leaving her earthly body. She is survived by her sons: Charles Edward Moore, Jr., Lloyd Gordon Moore, Norman Neal Moore and daughter Mary K. Woodruff.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30 at the Stephenson-Dearman chapel with visitation one hour prior to service time. Burial will be at the Neal Cemetery in Hermitage, Ark.. Memorials can be made to Rock Springs United Methodist Church, c/o Karen Groce, 831 Rock Springs Rd., Wilmar, Ark. 71675. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com .

JohnEtta Bryant

TUCKER - In profound sorrow the professional and courteous staff of the Christian Way Funeral Home sorrowfully announces the earthly departure of Ms. JohnEtta Bryant,89 of Tucker, Arkansas. Ms. Bryant answered to her name on August 24, 2014 and said “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness, which the lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day.”

Ivory Kanneh

In profound sorrow the professional and courteous staff of the Christian Way Funeral Home sorrowfully announces the earthly departure of Ms. Ivory Jean Kanneh 57 of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Ms. Kanneh answered to her name on August 21, 2014 and said “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness, which the lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day.”

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.

David Edgerson

DUMAS - Funeral services for Mr. David Edgerson 71, of Dumas, Ark., passed August 24, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be Saturday 10:30 a.m. New Jerusalem MBC Dumas, Ark., Rev. James Williams pastor.

Veiva Thomas

Veiva Ernestine Kelley Thomas, 85, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2014. She was born on April 11, 1929 in Silas, Alabama. She later moved with her family to Georgetown, South Carolina. She was a proud graduate of Winyah High School. She moved to Pine Bluff in 1958. She was a beautician by trade. She was a member of Matthews Memorial Baptist Church. Because of her illness she was currently residing at Greystone Nursing Home in Cabot.

Melba James

Melba Dean James, 87, Pine Bluff, Arkansas went to her heavenly home on August 15, 2014. She was born July 29, 1927 in Heavener, Oklahoma to the late Grady and Clemmie Yates Simmons. Melba, a homemaker, was a member of the Yorktown Free Will Baptist Church in Star City, an excellent cook and an avid gardener. She was happiest when taking care of her family, whether making pies, hand-made quilts or feeding anyone who walked through the door.

James Towver

Mr. James Towver, 56 of Pine Bluff, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Reverend Raymon Hunter.

Eloise Sherman

MORRILTON - Dr. Eloise (“Snooky”) Baim Sherman, 90, of Morrilton, Arkansas died peacefully on Thursday, August 7, 2014, after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family.

LaVerne Redmond Norton

MONTICELLO - LaVerne Redmond Norton, age 96, of Monticello, (formerly of Pine Bluff) died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at The Woods of Monticello in Monticello. Arrangements will be announced by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.