Mable Gibbs:

MONTICELLO - Mrs. Mable Fowler Gibbs 69, of Monticello, Ark. fought a battle of Sarcoidosis and Heart Disease which ended on July 13, 2017.

She is survived by: one son, Jeremy Gibbs; five step-sons, Ronnie Gibbs, Terrian Gibbs, Lindburg Gibbs, Jr., Gregory Gibbs and Tilford Hines; one daughter, Stephania Fowler; two step-daughters, Clada Williams and Nywatha Douglas; three brothers, Earnest Fowler, James Fowler and Richard Fowler; two sisters, Mary Grant-Robinson and Pearl Tucker-Hall.

Homegoing Celebration will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest A.M.E. Church located at 522 North Bailey, Monticello, Ark. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation will be Wednesday July 19th, 2017 at Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church located at 620 S. Bois D Arc St. in Pine Bluff, AR from 5:30 to 7 P.M.


Sadie Lawson:

Sadie Mae Lawson, 77, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at Davis Life Care.

She was born October 22, 1939, in Grapevine, to Bedford and Berta Anderson Owens.

She was reared and educated in Grapevine, graduating from Grapevine High School.

Mrs. Lawson was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Wayne Lawson and her parents.

Survivors include her sons, Gary Lawson (Georgia) of Pine Bluff, Randy Lawson (Beth) of White Hall; brothers, Delman Owens and David Owens both of Grapevine, sisters, Marie Winston (Jerry) of Sheridan, Linda Schales of Donaldson; grandchildren, Brittney Lawson, Aaron Lawson, Lana Belvedresi; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Addison Belvedresi.

Visitation will be Friday, 6 to 8 PM at Robinson’s.

Graveside services will be 10 AM, Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Pine Ridge Cemetery.

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Ronald Gillespie:

MONTICELLO - Rev. Ronald "Shay" Gillespie 61 of Monticello passed July 15, 2017 Funeral Arrangement will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello.

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Jessica Turner:

Jessica Turner-Scott 39, of Pine Bluff passed July 16, 2017 Funeral Arrangement will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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Mildred Anderson:

Mrs. Mildred Jean Anderson, 76 of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed Wednesday, July 12, 2017. She was born to the late Thomas A. Jordan and Ella Mae Pearson Jordan.

She is survived by: Her Husband, Willie Anderson, Jr. of Pine Bluff; Two Sons, Rodrick Harris and Christopher Anderson both of Dallas, Texas; One Daughter, Melody Anderson of Pine Bluff; Two Brothers, Willis Earl Jordan and Bruce Jordan of Detroit, Mich.; One Sister, Ginger Ann Pang of St. Louis, Mo.; Seven Grandchildren;14 Great-Grandchildren; Three Great-Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017, at St. Bethel Baptist Church by Rev. Louis E. Williams, Jr. Interment will be in Union Hopewell Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Her body will lie in-state Thursday, 10 a.m., until service.