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Truth Conner

Mrs. Truth Vest Conner, 77, of Pine Bluff passed Thursday, July 21, 2016. Services will be Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Brown Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. by Rev. Johnny L. Smith.

John Henley

STAR CITY — John Henley, 95, of Star City was born November 4, 1920 and died Friday, July 22, 2016 at Lincoln Heights Health Care in Star City. Full Arrangements can be viewed at www.griffinfuneralservice.net

Opal Lang

Mrs. Opal Howlett Lang, 80, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born in Winchester, Ark., to the late Edmond and Elnora (Pierce) Howlett, Sr.

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.

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.

Brenda Ellis

Ms. Brenda Diane Ellis, 57, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was born to the late Obie “O B” Ellis and Johnnie Riley Williams. Survivors include two sons, Dedrick Sims of Aurora, Colo., Carlos Smith; one daughter, LeKisha Smith; three brothers, Andrew Ellis, Sampson Ellis, Kwamie “Ellis” Osaffo; two sisters, Shuron Fields all of Pine Bluff and Hazel Riley of Saginaw, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; Nine great-grandchildren.

Willie Briggs

Mrs. Willie B. Briggs, 90, of Pine Bluff passed July 5, 2016. She was born June 3, 1926 to Issac Daniels and Minnie B. Daniels. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. George Briggs; her mother and father, two sons; seven sisters, and one brother.

Linda Coffman

SHERIDAN — Linda Marie Tankersley Coffman of Sheridan, Ark., was born August 9, 1946 in Beebe, Ark., the daughter of the late Welm D. and Mary Louise Downen Tankersley. She and her husband owned Professional Janitorial Service for over 28 years. She was a charter member of Meadowview Baptist Church in Sheridan. She enjoyed listening to Elvis, cooking, gardening, tending to her roses and playing with her dogs. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She loved them dearly and raised a beautiful family.

Newitt Hall

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Mr. Newitt Hall, 60, of North Little Rock, Ark., passed July 5, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.