Marian Louise Wright, 89, of Pine Bluff, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. She leaves to cherish her memory; children, Annis Wright, Elder Julius Wright, Sr. (Charline), Patricia Jackson, Michael Wright, Horace Wright (Denita), Dave Wright, Sr. (Glenda) and Yvonne Strickland (Charlie); 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 21, 2017, 11:00am at Hope Apostolic Faith Ministries, 5910 Carbon Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The family will receive friends, Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6-8pm at the church. Personal and Professional services entrusted to Hardy Funeral Home 5300 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas (501) 372-4129. “To sign the online guestbook please visit www.hardyfuneralhomeinc.com . “We Care, When Caring Counts.”
Wanda Fay Phillips Collins, 63 of Tillar, died April 17, 2017 in Fordyce, Arkansas. Born June 5, 1953 in Pine Bluff, the daughter of the late Edgar Earl Phillips and Lanell Reynolds. Her parents and a grandson, Justin Fish preceded her in death.
Survivors: husband, Ray Collins, Tillar, son, Dennis Ray Collins, Fordyce, daughter, Rhonda Fay Fish, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, brothers, Larry, Johnny and Gary Phillips all of Pine Bluff, James Phillips, Modesto, California and sisters, Penny Phillips, Pine Bluff, Judith Stivers, Crossett, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Visitation held 5-7 PM, Wednesday at Abundant Life. Funeral held 10AM,Thursday, April 20, Abundant Life Worship Center with burial in Walnut Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, online guest book www.griffinfh.com.
Kenneth Dale Raney, 88, died Monday April 17, 2017 at the Stuttgart Baptist Medical Center. He was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church of Casscoe, Ar.
He was married to the late Mary Alice Dunbar Raney.
Kenneth was a Veteran of the Air Force, where he was a corporal (E-3). He was stationed at Howard Air Force Base and served in 1947 during the time the United States Commissioned the Air Force as its own separate branch of the military. He also served in the 582nd Air Service Group in the parachute shop. Kenneth retired from the Cotton Belt Railroad. He was a member of the Brother Hood of Railroad Signalman retired general chairman of local 557. He loved fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his kids, grand kids and great-grand kids.
He is survived by his sons; Donald Raney (Sharon) Roe, Ar., Danny Raney of Rison, Ar., Jeremy Raney (Tasha) Casscoe, Ar.
daughters; Wanda Acklin of Rison, Ar., Gail Hale (Jimmy) Stuttgart, Ar. and Jeane Raney of Casscoe, Ar.
Services will be Thursday April 20th at 2pm with visitation starting at 1pm at the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Casscoe. Interment will be at Marsh Cemetery in Casscoe.
Willa Dean Pennington, 86 formerly of Dumas passed away in Whitehall on April 16, 2017. She was born August 20, 1930 in Storey, Arkansas and was the daughter of the late, Irvin Orville Stephens and Sybil Lucinda Daniels Stephens. Mrs. Pennington was a member of Watson Assembly of God Church, she was a sales associate for 25 years with Walmart. Her husbands, Richard Ricketts and Marvin Pennington, a daughter, Mary Scales and a son, Ricky Ricketts all preceded her in death.
Survivors are three daughters, Carole (Henry) Denton of Foley, Alabama, Patricia (Tommy) West of Dumas, Arkansas and Jamie (Terry) Gillum of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Visitation held 5-7 PM on Tuesday, April 18th at Griffin Funeral Home. Funeral services held 2 PM, Wednesday, April 19th at Watson Assembly of God Church with Rev. Roger Pierce officiating followed by interment in Walnut Lake Cemetery, Pickens, Arkansas. Memorials can be made to Watson Assembly of God Church, Watson, Arkansas.
Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, online guest bookwww.griffinfh.com.
Mrs. Evelyn Hildreth, 69 of Pine Bluff, passed Thursday, April 13, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
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Randy Gaddy, 45, of Sheridan, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
Mr. Gaddy was born September 3, 1971, in Little Rock, to Joseph William Gaddy and Mary Katherine Gaddy Wilson. He was reared and received his education in Sheridan, where he attended Sheridan High School.
Mr. Gaddy was legally blind and was disabled from working but that never stopped him from living his life to the fullest.
He attended Calvary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Alisa “Boo Bear” Gaddy of Sheridan; three sons, Andy Gaddy of Grapevine, Ronnie Gaddy of Sheridan, and Randy Gaddy, Jr., of Sheridan; his parents, Joe Gaddy and Mary Katherine Gaddy Wilson; mother-in-law and her spouse, Tunnie and Donald Brown of Redfield; father-in-law, Joe Rice of Hot Springs; brother-in-law, Joey Rice of Ico; and sister-in-law and her spouse, Sara and Mark King of Ico; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Leigh Ann Fielding Gaddy; son, LCPL Joseph Gaddy; his paternal grandparents, Thad and Ellen Gaddy; and his maternal grandparents, Edward and Mable Shepherd.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at Cranford Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 20, 2017, 1:00 PM, in the Chapel of Cranford Funeral Home with Reverend Terry Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Online condolences: www.cranfordfh.com