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Ruthie Dancy

Ruthie Ann Dancy, 56 of Pine Bluff, died July 20, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1958 in Altheimer to the late George and Rebecca Dancy.

Leon Dockett

Leon Dockett of Pine Bluff died July 23, 2014 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.

Lewis Hunt, Jr.

Funeral services for Lewis Hunt, Jr., 62 of Pine Bluff, passed July 18 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be Saturday 11 a.m., Cherry Hill MBC in Moscow, Ark., Rev. David Marks.

Willie Rauls, Sr.

Mr. Willie Lee Rauls, Sr., 64 of Pine Bluff, passed Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was born in Rison to the late Scott and Eldora (Mobley) Rauls. Survivors include: wife, Curtistine (Darrough) Rauls; sons, Willie Rauls, Jr., Freddrick Rauls all of Flint, Mich.; Scott A. Rauls of Baton Rouge, La.; step- son, Charles Darrough of Flint, Mich.; daughters, Ariel Rauls of Baton Rouge, La., Erika Rauls of New Orleans, La.; brother, Leon Rauls, Fred Lamar Rauls both of Pine Bluff; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Kayla Petty

LITTLE ROCK - Kayla Renee Petty died July 21, 2014 in Little Rock. She was the daughter of Leon Petty and NaTasha Allen. Survivors: one sister, Jada Petty and one brother, Zy’hir J. Petty; grandparents, Tyrone Sr. and Brenda Allen and Clarence Hutson and Theaster Hutson Petty; great-grandparents, Hosea and Mattie Cohen, Lorenzo and Codella Banyard, Roosevelt and Mary Allen, Pete Petty and Bessie Mae Hutson.

Bennie Turner

RISON - Bennie Jean Turner, age 73, of Rison, Ark. went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014. Survivors include, daughter, Stephanie Hueston; sons, Derrick and Stephen Hueston; grandsons, Tyrice Sanders and Derrick Hueston, Jr.; granddaughters, Keya Lawson, Kelsey and Madison Hueston; special daughters, Marsha Armstead and Robbie Henry; special sons, Curtis Jones and Anthony Abbott; siblings, Theodis ‘Ben’ Rogers (June), Raymond ‘RB’ Rogers (Gloria), John Rogers (Gwen), Linda Rogers Lambert (Phillip), Gertrude Rogers Golden, Betty Rogers Berry, Donnell Rogers (Linda), Dora Lee Rogers, and Doris Williams Rogers (Edward). Services entrusted to Buie Funeral Home, 302 Main Street, Rison, Ark. Friends and Family Hour, Friday, August 1, 20114 from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral services are Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 12 p.m. at Tate’s Temple Church Of God In Christ, 90 Honeysuckle Drive, Rison, Ark. You may sign our online guestbook at

Earl Jarrell

STAR CITY- Earl Delwyn “Dell” Jarrell, 65 of Star City, passed away Tuesday, July 22 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born July 3, 1949 in Pine Bluff to the late Doyle and Bernice Parker Jarrell. Dell served in Vietnam with the United States Air Force and was a retired Teacher for the Star City School District. He was a graduate of Star City High School and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He enjoyed martial arts, taxidermy, antique car restoration and was an avid outdoorsman.

William Owen

STAR CITY – William “Will” Daniel Owen, 74 of Star City died Wednesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born November 30, 1939 in Star City to the late Elzie and Lois Parrish Owen.

Ruth White

Mrs. Ruth S. White, 100 of Pine Bluff went to be with the Lord, Friday July 18, 2014 at her home. She was born June 5, 1914 in Wabbaseka, the late Arthur and Classie Lundy Dobson.

Chester Branch

WHITE HALL - Chester W. Branch, 88, of White Hall passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was born May 6, 1926 in Sulphur Springs (Jefferson County) to the late Charlie and Bertie Elizabeth Taylor Branch.

Muriel Davis

WHITE HALL - Mrs. Muriel E. Davis, 66 of White Hall passed Sunday, July 13, 2014. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Angeline Whitman

Mrs. Angeline Whitman, 90 of Pine Bluff passed Sunday, July 13, 2014. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Phyllis Freeman

DUMAS - Phyllis Freeman of Dumas passed away on July 10. She was born on July 3, 1925 in Pueblo, Colo. to Eugene Thomas and Leola Caroline Van Winkle, both from Colo. homestead families. She moved to Dumas in 1945 after marrying E.C. Freeman. Her love story started as a blind date with a dashing young Army Air Corps Lieutenant when she was a Colorado State Fair beauty. It continued for 70 and half years to the day. Her beauty was soul deep. She was active in the First United Methodist Church in Dumas where she taught the Susanna Wesley women’s Sunday school class. She was a member of the choir there for 65 years, member of an early Morning Prayer group and founder of DMA (Don’t Mention Age), a social activity organization for senior adults of all faiths started in the mid seventies and continues today. In addition, she was chairperson of every major Dumas charity and active in the Byway Garden Club, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, and two bridge clubs, one of which actually plays bridge. In 1974, she was selected Woman of the Year by the Dumas Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband, E.C. Freeman, owned and operated Freeman’s Furniture and Appliance in Dumas for 42 years. She was a lover of people, flowers, a beautiful home, ice cream and the colors yellow and purple. She was a maker of friends, strong families, cheese soup and perfect chocolate cake. She saw beauty and kindness in everything and everybody.

Franklin Roberts

MONTICELLO - Franklin D. Roberts, age 79 of Monticello, formerly of Crossett, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Belle View Nursing & Rehab in Monticello. He was born December 23, 1934 in Fries, Va

Roland Washington

MONTICELLO - SFC Roland Samuel Washington, 63 of Monticello, passed Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia, PA., to the late Maurice O. Washington, Sr. and Rosa (Hawkins) Washington.

James Autry

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Mr. James Autry, 63 of North Little Rock passed July 13 at his home. Services by Perry Funeral Home.

Alice Joseph

LITTLE ROCK - Mrs. Alice Lee Wlaker Joseph, 50 of Little Rock passed Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Frances Hedrick

WARREN -Frances Harris Hedrick, age 98, of Warren, Ark. died Saturday July 12, at Chapel Woods Nursing Center in Warren. Born June 20, 1916, in Warren, AR a daughter of the late V.B. Harris and Luna Sykes Harris she was a retired third grade teacher in the Warren Public School system with 34 years of service. Frances was a member of First United Methodist Church and the widow of Louis Dickerson Hedrick who died January 13, 1976. They were united in marriage October 14, 1937. Also, preceding her in death was a grandson Louis Hedrick, III. and a brother Sykes Harris.