John (Mac) McGough, Sr. passed on August 5 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda (ten years ago to the day on August 5, 2007); and parents, Henry Clayton McGough and Maja Pauline Freeman.

He is survived by his siblings Judith McGough Sulephen and Doug Jackson, three children: Son, John L. McGough, Jr. and wife Julie; Daughters Pollyanna Lengel and husband Chris; Melissa Ann Flasch and husband Andy; 8 grandchildren and a special godchild, Sarah (Baby) Whittaker. The family would like to thank Rita Peppers for all of the love and support that she gave Mac in the final years of his life.

A Requiem Mass using the 1928 Prayer Book will be held at the Anglican Church of the Resurrection with the cremated remains present on Tuesday, August 8 at 10 a.m. The church is located at 5174 Lee Road 145, Salem, AL 36874

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Saint James the Great Anglican Church, 22 Lee Road 562, Smiths Station, AL 36877.

Alabama Funeral Homes and Cremation Centers in Dadeville, AL are in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Jacks

ROWELL - Betty Jewel Jacks, age 88, of the Rowell community near Rison, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Ms. Jacks was born March 26, 1929 in Herbine, Ark., to J. Q. and Dean Powers Richardson. She married R. L. Jacks on December 24, 1946, and they had sixtyfour years of marriage before his death on January 3, 2011. She was a loving wife, mom, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt and a friend to many. She was the glue that kept the family going. She was a homemaker and a devoted and faithful member of Center Missionary Baptist Church in Rowell, Ark. In addition to her parents, Ms. Jacks was preceded in death by her husband, R. L. Jacks; two brothers, Joe Richardson, Rex Richardson and one sister, Macel Ashcraft.

She is survived by her children, Mary Ann (Don) Parrish, Danny (Marcell) Jacks and Patti Wilson, all of Rowell, Jeanie (Billy) Bates of Star City; sisters, Louise Jacks of Rison, Linda (Cary) Taylor of Rye; grandchildren, Paul (Christie) Donaldson, Leigh Anne Parrish, Cindy Jacks, Greg (Selena) Jacks, all of Rowell, Kristy Lynn (Wayne) Herrington of Macedonia, Ashley (Kevin) Hawkins of Star City; great grandchildren, Alex (Caty) Donaldson of Pine Bluff, Callie Donaldson, Kagan Jacks Easter, Jacob Jacks, Tayte McCain, Jaxson Case, all of Rowell, Kirsten Jacks of Conway, Katie Donaldson of Fayetteville, Brooke Herrington of Macedonia, Shelby (Tucker) Booth of Minot, N. D., Maggie Claire Bates Hawkins, Kooper Bates Hawkins, both of Star City; great-great grandchildren, Austynn Donaldson, Audrey Booth; sister-in-laws, Louise Richardson of Rowell, Pauline Jacks of Rison, Joyce Jacks of Jonesboro; her beloved dog, Sarge and her loving caretaker, Kim Thornton.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Center Missionary Baptist Church in Rowell with Brother Jackie Richardson (nephew) and Brother Doney Blackerby (long-time pastor) officiating. Interment will follow at Rowell Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m., Monday, August 7, 2017 at Buie Funeral Home in Rison. Memorials can be made to Rowell Cemetery Association, in care of Mike Glover, 180 Glover Road, Rison, Arkansas 71665.

The family would like to thank Hospice Angels (Watson Chapel) for the care they have shown their mother. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Rison. Please sign the online guestbook at (870)325-6216.

Glenn Railsback III

HOT SPRINGS - Glenn Albert Railsback, III, 75, of Hot Springs, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Friday, August 4, 2017.

He was born December 31, 1941 in Pine Bluff, son of Glenn Albert Railsback, Jr. and Virginia Lee Dabney Railsback.

Mr. Railsback was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1959. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1964.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff. After he moved to Hot Springs, Mr. Railsback attended First Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs.

Mr. Railsback was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Crain Railsback; daughter, Mary Edith “Edie” Railsback and his parents.

Survivors include his son, Glenn “Railey” Railsback, IV of Hot Springs; daughter, Dabney Railsback (fiancé, Yancey Bailey) of Jacksonville; brother, Joel Railsback of Hot Springs; two sisters, Cynthia Stone (Tom) of Hot Springs and Jennie Cooper of Little Rock; and six grandchildren, Jacob Railsback, Hollis Landreth, Jr., John Landreth, Susan Milton, Jeremy Thumann and Samuel Thumann.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, August 10, 2017 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors with Dr. Lacy S. Sellars officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until service time at Robinson’s.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 717 West 32nd Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.

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Beverly Kennedy

WHITE HALL - Beverly Ann Wayman Kennedy, 62, of White Hall, Ark., went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Cavalier Healthcare in England, Ark.

Beverly was born April 16, 1955, in Forrest City, Ark., to the late Albert “Butch” and Margaret Ann Brown Wayman. She was reared and received her education in Forrest City where she graduated from Forrest City High School.

Beverly was a homemaker and a very special one at that. Her world revolved around her children and grandchildren. She was a very devoted, loving and caring mother and grandmother who never missed any of their events and was always dedicated to whatever was going on in their lives.

She was a dedicated member of Central Baptist Church where worked in the nursery. She loved those babies and they loved her.

Beverly is survived by the loves of her life, daughters, Summer (Jason)Lay of Glendale and Angela (Billy) Jacobs of Sherwood; her grandchildren, Garrett, Christian, Jacob, Madelyn, Cheyann, and Jagger; her brother, Mark (Mary) Wayman of Forrest City; two nieces of whom she raised, Chelsea Wayman and her fiancée Cody White of Sheridan and Payton Gober of White Hall; and a host of extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Chasity LeAnn Busby.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 5 – 7 PM, at Robinson’s.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 10, 2017, 3 PM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Kent Dixon officiating.

At the request of the family, please do not send flowers to the funeral, instead please send donations to

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Zachary Scroggins

STAR CITY - Zachary James Scroggins, of Star City, died Saturday, July 29, 2017. Born August 28, 1996 in Pine Bluff, Ark., he was the son of James V. Scroggins of Pine Bluff and Gavaughn Lyn Anderson Wilkerson of Star City.

Zack graduates from Star City High School where he played football for the Bull Dogs. After graduation he was employed with the Department of Corrections and had recently joined the Army Rangers, where he was scheduled to leave the following week. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting with his father and grandfathers, and trail riding on his four wheeler with family and friends.

Zack was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Lucy Anderson and his paternal grandfather, James O. Scroggins, both of Pine Bluff.

He is survived by two brothers, Daniel Wilkerson (Lisa) of St. Louis, Mo. and Austin Scroggins of Pine Bluff, and three sisters, Julia Wilkerson Grimes (David) of Cabot, Angel Scroggins Woods (Daniel) of Lonoke and Taylor Scroggins of Redfield. He is also survived by his maternal grandfather, J.W. Anderson, his paternal grandmother, Anna Robinson and his step grandfather Nick Robinson, all of Pine Bluff. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and a host of friends.

Although his untimely death is a tragedy, his presence here on Earth, a short 20 myears, brought joy, love, and laughter to all those who knew him and loved him, and he left an indelible print on our lives, in our hearts, and in our memories.

Tony Carruth

WHITE HALL - Anthony Louis ‘Tony’ Carruth, 56 of White Hall, passed away Friday August 4, 2017. Born October 15, 1960 at Pine Bluff, the son of the late Louis Carruth and Billie Faye Matthews Carruth.

A 1978 graduate of Pine Bluff High School, he was the owner and operator of Tony’s Radical Sports.

Fearless and with a passion for life, Tony was all about helping others. He had a great sense of humor and he never met a stranger and was always ready to lend a hand or offer advice to the droves of children and parents who enjoyed his bike and skate park.

Tony is survived by his siblings, David Reynolds, sister-in-law Bonnie Reynolds, Mark Carruth, and Madelen Shea Hanby, brother-in-law Phil Hanby and many other loving family and friends.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, August 9th, 2 p.m. at Cranford Funeral Chapel .

Visitation will be Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Cranford’s Funeral Chapel in White Hall.

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Billie Carruth

WHITE HALL - Billie Faye Matthews Carruth, 82, of White Hall, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. She was born September 27, 1934 in Pine Bluff. She was a daughter of the late Earnest "Tommy" Matthews and Mary Magdelene Lucas Matthews. She graduated with the class of 1953 from Pine Bluff High School.

Mrs. Carruth had many careers in her lifetime. First, she owned her own hair salon and was a cosmetologist in Watson Chapel for many years. She established two successful ice cream and candy stores called the Sugar Shack in Pine Bluff and Watson Chapel. She received her real Estate broker license and established Carruth Realty, and bought and sold real estate for many years.

She was homemaker and enjoyed oil painting, playing the piano, camping and water skiing with friends and family and playing and working in her vegetable and flower gardens.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, David Leon Reynolds, Sr. and Louis Carruth; her sister, Sabra Kimbrell; her son, Tony Carruth was alongside her when she gained her wings.

Mrs. Carruth is survived by her sons, David Reynolds Jr., her daughter-in-law Bonnie Baker Reynolds, her son Mark Carruth, and her daughter, Madelen Shea Carruth Hanby, her son-in-law Phil Hanby, her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 9 at 1 p.m. at Cranford Funeral Chapel in White Hall.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 9 at 2 p.m. at Cranford Funeral Chapel.

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Arnold Gregory, Jr.

FORT SMITH - Arnold Preston Gregory Jr., 59, of Fort Smith, Ark. passed away August 2, 2017. He was born November 30, 1957 in Dallas, Texas. He was a self-employed electrician. He is survived by two sons; Brandon Luke Gregory of Fort Smith, Preston Dozier and one grandchild. Cremation under direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel 2911 West Hwy 10 Greenwood, Arkansas.

Joe Modisette

LITTLE ROCK - Joe L Modisette, 87, of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 in his home. He was born Nov. 11, 1929 in Mount Holly, Ark., to the late Clarence and Lillie Modisette.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mary Martha, and beloved brother and sister, Charles Modisette and Frances Laster. He is survived by two daughters, Debbie Cherry and husband, Rex of Maumelle, Cindy Simpson and husband, Warren of Little Rock; one son, Joel Modisette of Pacific Grove, Cal; nine grandchildren, Merideth Eckert and her husband, Anthony, Brian Cherry and his wife, Allison, Garrett Simpson, Parker and Preston Pitts, Mary, Jacob, Jordan and Mia Modisette and two great-grandchildren, Saylor and Rory Eckert.

The U.S. Marine Corp motto, Semper Fidelis – Always Faithful, sums up the commitment he made to honor his country. At the age of nineteen, Joe volunteered for the United States Marine Corps. In 1951, he deployed to the Korean Conflict with the 1st Marine Division., 7th Marines, Easy Company. As a squad leader, Joe lead the 1st Marine Unit to advance past the 38th parallel following the Battle of Inchon. During intense fighting, his Marine squad suffered heavy casualties. Joe received significant grenade trauma that required over a year of rehabilitation, including a full leg amputation. He was awarded the Purple Heart Combat Decoration for his injuries and remained loyal to his Marine Corps motto.

Joe’s commitment to his country was second only to his commitments to his family. No sacrifice was great enough to help them better their lives. The will and strength that carried him through losing a leg in Korea and almost his life was the same strength and courage that lasted his life time. He loved his country and he loved his family, there was never a doubt about that.

As a 1957 graduate of the University of Arkansas, he began his career as a Mechanical Engineer at Alcoa Aluminum in Benton. He spent the majority of his career as the Director of Chemical Munitions at the Pine Bluff Arsenal. He was inducted into the University of Arkansas Mechanical Engineer Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Academy for Mechanical Engineers in 1989.

As a father, he instilled in his children an abiding and unshakable faith in God and taught them to love and honor this great country. His family will honor this legacy until they meet again.

Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday August 10, 2017 in the sanctuary of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church with Reverend Jay Clark officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Little Rock National Cemetery with full military honors following the service.

Memorials may be sent to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.

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