Erma Davis-Moseley:

Erma Lea Davis Moseley was born July 25, 1923 in Jersey, AR to the late Aubert N. and Ethel Eugene Speights Davis. She went to be with her Lord and Savior May 8, 2017 at her home with family gathered around her bed playing “Peace in the Valley”.

She was married to the late John Theo Moseley on November 29, 1952. She was a homemaker, loving daughter, wife, aunt, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She served the Lord, teaching GA’s, VBS, Sunday School, and served along with her husband at Plainview Baptist Church and First Baptist Church (formerly Lee Memorial Baptist) of White Hall. She was a dedicated daughter to her parents until their death, her father-in-law until his death and a wonderful grandmother to her grandchildren, serving as a chauffeur, cheerleader for them at their ballgames, and a steady place to go where you could always receive a smile. She loved and was known by her great-grandchildren as NerNer.

Mrs. Moseley was a graduate of White Hall High School in 1943, and Draughon School of Business in Little Rock and a member of Cal Lavorn Sunday School Class at First Baptist White Hall.

She loved a beautiful yard filled with beautiful flowers that blessed the community. She loved camping, fishing, sports, reading her bible, and sharing the love of Christ with others. In her younger years, her home was always the place kids gathered for bible study, prayer meetings, hosting many youth directors from our church and she loved singing in the choir. Her table was always filled with home cooked meals and she loved serving others.

Mrs. Moseley was preceded in death by sisters, Helen Bussell, Clydene Drinkwater and Norma Moseley; brother, “Bud” Jimmy Davis, and sons-in-law, Jim Dickerson and Mark Burgos.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah (Shelby) Andre of Jefferson and Amanda Burgos of White Hall; step-son, Don Magee of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Jamie Dickerson, Patrick Dickerson, Carl (Mary Ann) Weatherford, Cendi (Wes) Engram, Mari-Gray (Mark) Matthews; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday May 13, 2017 at First Baptist Church of White Hall with Dr. Bob Harper and Reverend Shelby Andre officiating. Burial will follow in Moseley Cemetery at New Edinburg. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to First Baptist White Hall Building Fund.

Online condolences: www.cranfordfh.com

Henry Shavers:

Henry Lee Shavers 69, transitioned on May 3rd in Benton, AR. He was born December 31, 1947 to the late Elisha Shavers, Jr and Bernice Ross Shavers in Grady, AR.

Henry leaves to cherish his memories- Mother Bernice Shavers, brothers- Morris Collins and Clyde Collins, Sisters-Opal Mitchell, Dora Duncan, and Swayzene Ryce, Gloria Jackson, Ora Shavers, Lisa Morris and Stephanie Shavers and a host of, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held 5-7 PM today at Christian Way Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held May 13th at 11:00 am at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church-Moscow, AR. Body will lie in state from 10:15 AM until time of service.

Online register:christianwayfh.com

 Mary Denton:

Mrs. Mary Ann Denton, 45 of Pine Bluff passed Friday, May 5, 2017. She was born in Chicago, IL to the late Frank Singleton and Aquila Thompson Hemphill of Rockford, IL.

Survivors include: Husband, Alex Denton, One Son, Keith Tolbert, Jr. both of Pine Bluff; Two Daughters, Takita Burns of Arkadelphia, AR and Tatiana Bowers of Pine Bluff, AR; Four Brothers, Nathaniel Thompson of Rockford, IL, Bernard Thompson of Chicago, IL, Ronald Thompson of Hammond, IN and Cornelius Thompson of Chicago, IL; One Sister, Cassandra Thompson of Milwaukee, WI; Two Grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Old St. James Baptist Church by Rev. Rodney Cherry. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation will be Friday, 5-7 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home.

The Family will be at 3201 South Beech Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.

Online Registry: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com

 Alvin Starks:

Alvin Starks of Pine Bluff passed May 10, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.

Willie Bryant, Jr.:

Willie Bryant, Jr., 52, of Pine Bluff passed May 4, 2017. Born February 1, 1965 in Orlando, FL to the late Willie and Charollette Davis Bryant, Sr.

Survivors include a daughter, Keira Bryant-Akinlabi; two brothers, Albert Bryant of Cabot and Edward Davis of Little Rock; two sisters, Norris Tisdale of Pine Bluff and Jeannette Davis of Little Rock.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 12:00 Noon at Henson-Holcomb Mortuary Chapel. Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.

Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 7 pm at the Mortuary.

Online resgister: www.hensonholcombmortuary.com

 Vivian Washington:

Mrs. Vivian Lorraine Washington, 65 of Pine Bluff passed Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born in Helena, AR to the late Willie Ed Redd and Evelyn Gunthrop Taylor of Helena, AR.

Survivors include: one son, Varick Andre Tolbert and one daughter, Andrea “Andi” Christopher both of Pine Bluff, AR; three brothers, Ralph Redd and Ronnie Redd both of Milwaukee, WI, Donald Taylor of Mesquite, TX; three sisters, Lydia Jordan of Cordova, TN, Evelyn Phillips of Grand Prairie, TX and Nancy Burton of West Memphis, AR; Five Grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation will be Friday, 5-7 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home.

The Family will be at 1100 Fairway Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.

Online Registry: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com

Edward Carlock:

Edward Cletus “Cadillac” Carlock, 70, of White Hall, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at his home. He was retired as a co-gen operator at Riceland.

Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Sue Holmes Carlock; brothers, William Dub Minnie and Curtis Lee Edwards; and sisters, Jeanie, Jeanette, Judy and June.

Survivors are his wife, Linda Boatright Carlock; sons, Cletus Carlock Jr. (Kaye) and Tony Carlock (Sandi) of Stuttgart and Trey Carlock of White Hall; daughter, Juanita Roland of Lonoke; step-son, James Keith Curl (Mollie) of White Hall; step-daughters, Tammy Horn (Tommy), Gayla Storz (Jason) and JoAnna Curl (David), all of White Hall, and Bobbie Jo Curl of Fayetteville; one sister, Joanne Pennington of Redfield; and 12 grandchildren who adorned their Pawpaw, Lindsey Roland, Katelyn Carlock, Cassidy Roland, Ashley Horn, Bentley Carlock, Kylee Storz, Kasey Horn, Taylor Storz, Breanna Hulse, Hannah Curl, Micah Curl and Mason Horn.

Visitation is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart followed by an 11 a.m. graveside service, officiated by Bro. Thomas Bormann, at Flynn Cemetery.

The family requests memorials to Flynn Cemetery, P.O. Box 153, Humnoke, Ark. 72072.

Please go to www.turpin-co.com to sign the online guestbook.

Denise Ballenger:

Denise Ballenger, 62, of White Hall, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

She was born November 19, 1954, in Pine Bluff, to Dennis A. and Ella Mae Hardin Hall.

She was reared and educated in White Hall, graduating from White Hall High School and graduated from Beauty College.

Denise had been a beautician for around 40 years and had owned and operated Tangles Salon.

She was an avid Razorback fan and loved to call those Hogs. She enjoyed gardening and her grandchildren were the love of her life.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis A. Hall.

Survivors include her husband, John Ballenger; children, Wendy Ballenger Vincent (Danny) of Shreveport, Louisiana, Samantha Ballenger Layes (Darian) of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Nicholas Hayman, Lyla Grace Vincent, Luke Vincent; two grand-dogs; her mother; a sister, Vickie Webb (Joe) of White Hall; brothers, Dennis H. Hall (Ruby) of Rison and Tommy Hall (Sherri) of White Hall.

Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 3 PM at Robinson’s.

Funeral services will be 3 PM, Saturday, May 13, 2017, Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Jimmy Herring officiating.

Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Online register at www.ralphrobinsonandson.com

Miracle Montana:

Miracle Payton Hope Montana was born and called to Heaven by God on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.

Miracle was born a beautiful little angel who weighed 11.5 ounces and was 9 ¾ inches long. She will always be loved by her family. And although gone from our sight, this is not goodbye, it’s just see you later. We will miss you but we will see you again in Heaven.

She leaves behind her mother and father, Robert Charles and Haley Brooke Cutrell Montana of Sheridan; her sister, Navaeh Montana of Sheridan; grandparents, Ava Reyes of Pine Bluff, Marty (Kathleen) Cutrell of Pine Bluff, Robert Montana, Jr. of Sheridan; great-grandparents, Charlotte Montana of Sheridan; Mary and Wayne Nanny of Pine Bluff, Judy and David Yaney of Woodlawn, and Willis (Esther) Pickett of Ferndale, Washington; great-great grandparents, Dottie (Virgil) Stretch of Pine Bluff and Emma Hunter of Citra, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her cousins, Maylee Jane Aveh Howard and the child of Dylan Cutrell.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at Robinson’s.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 AM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson with Reverend Greg Maddox officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery.

Online condolences: http://www.ralphrobinsonandson.com/

Ezell Pruitt:

Mr. Ezell Pruitt, 72 of Pine Bluff passed Friday, May 5, 2017. He was born in Jackson, MS to the late Clozell Pruitt and Bessie Davis.

Survivors include: Wife, Emma J. Harris Pruitt of Pine Bluff; two sons; three step-sons; one daughter; three step-daughters; two brothers; two sisters; 10 Grandchildren; Seven Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Royce Jackson. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation will be Friday, 5-7 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home.

His body will lie in-state Saturday, 9:45 a.m., until service.

The Family will be at 3504 South Missouri Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71601.

Online Registry: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com

John Gaddie, Jr.:

 Mr. John Gaddie, Jr., 57, of Pine Bluff passed Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Brown Funeral Home by Rev. Jimmy Fisher. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery.

His body will lie in-state Saturday, 2:00 p.m., until service.

Online Registry: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com

 Essie Smith:

Essie Lee Smith was born on May 3,1944 to the late Andrew Smith Sr., and Mrs. Ronea Yancy Smith in Dumas, Arkansas.

Essie was employed at the Department of Human Services for several years. In the fall of 1981 she began working for the Area Agency on Aging. She worked there until her retirement in August, 2011.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Union Baptist Missionary Church, 215 North Cherry Street, Dumas, Arkansas, with the Elder Ricky Strain officiating. Interment will be in Free Gift Cemetery by the P.K. Miller Mortuary. Visitation will be held at the mortuary on Friday evening from 5-7 p.m.

Alice Washington:

Alice Brooks Washington 65, of North Little Rock passed May 8, 2017

Celebration of Life will be Saturday 2:30p.m. Paradise Funeral Home with Rev.Larry Battles Officiating Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff

Visitation will be from 2:00p.m.-7:00p.m.at Paradise Funeral Home

The body will lie in state from 1:45p.m. until service time.

The Family will be at #6 Grarich Cove the Home of Cal Washington, Jr.

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Johnny Packard:

Johnny Lee Packard 60, of Pine Bluff passed May 4, 2017

Celebration of Life will be Saturday 10:30a.m. Old Morning Star with Rev. Jerry Hayes Officiating Interment will be in Prairie Lake Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff

Family Hour will from 5:00-6:00p.m. Paradise Funeral Home.

The Body will lie in State from 9:45a.m until service time.

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Enoch Scott, Jr.:

Enoch Scott, Jr. 57, of Pine Bluff passed May 08, 2017

Celebration of Life will be Saturday 10:00a.m. New Community Church with Rev. Diane Scott- Giddens Officiating Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff

Family Hour will be from 7:30p.m.-8:30p.m. Paradise Funeral Home

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Sedria Fowler:

Sedria D. Fowler 24, of Little Rock Passed May 10, 2017 Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff

"Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!"

Ella Wilson:

Mrs. Ella Wilson, 90 of Dumas, AR passed Friday May 5, 2017.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Saturday May 13, 2017 at Almeta M. B. C. in Reedville, AR. Interment will be in Almeta Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas.

Online Registery: www.brownfuneralhomeand mortuary.com