LITTLE ROCK - Lynne Trulock Ravellette, 64, of Little Rock died Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Little Rock after a brave battle against cancer. Born September 20, 1952 in Pine Bluff at Davis Hospital to Sue Dickens Trulock and the late Leo Trulock, she was a member of the Trulock family that moved to the Pine Bluff area in 1848. Lynne was predeceased by two younger sisters and one younger brother, two at birth and one in infancy. Lynne loved her beautiful family, a multitude of friends and was beloved by all. She was unique, being the combination of the consummate professional and sweet dear daughter, sister, cousin, friend, mother and child of God.

Lynne grew up in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1970 where she was a varsity cheerleader. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of arts degree in English and from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock School of Law in 1993. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert Dudley. Upon his retirement Lynne went into private practice. She later retired from the US Veterans Administration legal department in North Little Rock.

Lynne became a member of the Arkansas Bar Association upon becoming licensed and served the association in many capacities. She was a member of the Government Service Section and the Labor and Employment Section. Lynne also served on numerous committees including Appellate Practice, Attorney/Client Privilege, Indigent Representation, Health Law, Public Sector, Law School committees, and Young Lawyers Section Executive Council.

While in law school Lynne was elected to the Law Journal staff, a high honor for any law student. In 1992 she authored an article, “Criminal Procedure-Harmless Error-Coerced Confession is No Longer Grounds for Automatic Reversal of a Trial, Arizona v. Fulminate” for the University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review.

While working in the US Veterans Administration legal department for many years until a month before her death, Lynne trained law enforcement officers on legal procedures and worked in the fraud division of the agency.

Before practicing law Lynne was a library assistant for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Pine Bluff. She was also a past member and volunteer for First Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff Junior League, Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Wildwood Park for the Arts, Mrs. America Arkansas pageant, ACLU, and Congregation B’nai Israel in Little Rock.

Lynne is survived by George Ellis Belew of Little Rock; mother, Sue Trulock of Sherrill; daughter, Suzanne Truax Wilkins (Russell) of Fort Worth, Texas; sons, Stephen Wendell Truax of Helena, Mont., Michael Burton Ravellette (Kelly) of Terre Haute, Ind. grandchildren, Elizabeth Andrew “Drew” Conner of Fort Worth, Wesley Trulock Conner of Redfield, Addison Grace Strack of Fort Worth, Jo Lee Ravellette and Graham Burton Ravellette of Terre Haute. Other survivors include an aunt, Lynne Dickens Vammen (Reuel) of Texarkana, Ark.; cousins, Jeff Trulock of Little Rock, Sonny Vammen (Anna) of Little Rock, Dr. David Vammen (Melinda) of Texarkana, Texas, David Trulock of Pine Bluff, Steven Trulock (Mary) of Fayetteville, Ark., Greg Trulock (Kristen) of Little Rock, and Arch Trulock (Catherine) of Birmingham, Ala.

Pine Bluff services are Monday, August 21, 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff with Reverend Ric Webb and Dr. John Landis officiating. A reception beginning at 1 p.m. precedes the service in McColgan Hall at the church. Interment follows in Bellwood Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son. 

Lynne's Little Rock memorial service is Tuesday, August 22, 1 p.m., Congregation B’nai Israel in Little Rock with Rabbi Barry Block officiating.

Memorials are requested to First Presbyterian Church of Pine Bluff, Congregation B’nai Israel of Little Rock, Hospice Home Care of Little Rock, or cancer research.

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Erica Jackson

MONTICELLO - Erica Elfreida Jackson CMSgt (Ret.) 54 was born on December 22, 1962, in Monticello, Ark. to Willie Earl and Shirley Ann Jackson. She was the oldest of three children and the only daughter.

Erica accepted Christ at an early age and joined Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev J.S. Skipper, where she remained a member until she graduated high school in 1981.

After high school Erica entered the U.S. Air Force where she served 30 years. During her military service Erica continued to serve God by serving her country and participating in religious activities at her stations. Erica was known and loved by many. She mentored a number of young people in her 30 years of service to country being promoted to Chief Master Sergeant, the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force.

Erica answered the master’s call to come home August 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Dewitt and Elizabeth Freeman. Those left to cherish her memory and celebrate her home going are: Parents: Willie Earl and Shirley Ann Jackson of Monticello, Ark.; Sons Thomas Wayne Crumpton, Jr (Rahshida) of Moody AFB in Valdosta, Ga.; Eric Jackson Crumpton (Larryne) of Little Rock AFB in Jacksonville, Ark.; Brothers John Jackson of Monticello and Todd (Alnita) Jackson of Raeford,N.C.; Grandmother Ada Everett, six grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation: 4 - 6 pm Sunday, August 20th at Zion Hill MBC. in Monticello. Funeral: 10 am Monday, August 21st at First Baptist Church 811 S.A Jones Drive in North Little Rock. To leave online condolences visit: The family is under the Professional Auspices of Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors of Malvern 501-337-0100."The Epitome of Service"

Willie Davis

Mrs. Willie Mae Grimm Davis passed away on August 15, 2017. She was born June 28, 1925, in Pine Bluff, Ark. The daughter of the late Landis and Billie S. Sims Grim, Mrs. Davis was a graduate of Merrill High School and a 1952 graduate of AM&N College (UAPB).

She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics with a minor in Elementary Education. She was certified to teach on the Elementary and Secondary level. Mrs. Davis retired from teaching after twenty-years of service as an educator.

Mrs. Davis re-entered the workforce as a switchboard operator at AM&N/UAPB where she retired in 1990.

Mrs. Davis is proceeded in death by her husband, Huey L.Davis, Sr. and her parents, Landis and Billie S. Sims Grimm. She is survived by three children Huey L. Davis III(Jo Ann), Renee Davis Green (Doyle), Samuel W. Davis, Sr.(Linda). One sister-in-law, Jerusha Davis Hobbs, ten grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation is at 10 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2017 at the P.K.Miller Mortuary.

Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. at the Graceland Cemetery with the Reverend Doctor T.R. Ramey officiating.

Hubert Pointer

Hubert Dawson Pointer, of Pine Bluff, lived a full and happy life. H.D., as friends called him, was blessed with a knack for story-telling, fixing most anything (in his own way), and gardening. He loved his wife Martha's cooking, learning new things, old westerns, the Lord, and his family (although not necessarily in that order).

Hubert and Martha celebrated 62 years of marriage on June 5, 2017, at the home they built together in 1958. If you asked him, he was blessed to be married to the most wonderful wife and loving mother of his three children. He also recently celebrated his 82nd birthday on July 31. As a young man, he served in the Navy Reserves and went on to enjoy a long career at Purdue Printing. He was an active member of Pine Bluff First Assembly, where he could often be found lending a hand with service projects.

On August 18, 2017, Hubert went to be with His Lord, reuniting with the many family and friends who had gone on before him. He was preceded to heaven by his daughter, Jayne Pointer Logan (Richard).

He is survived by his wife, Martha; daughter, Becky Pointer Bilgischer (Clem), of Pine Bluff; son, David Pointer (Beverly), of Star City; four grandchildren, Chris and Brett Bilgischer, Christy Blevins and Suzanna Palmer; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Sunday, August 20, 2017, 3 to 5 PM, at Robinson’s.

A celebration of his life will be held Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:30 AM, at Pine Bluff First Assembly of God with Reverends Gary Bell and Mike Cottrell officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.

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Xavier Williams

Xavier B. Williams 24, of Pine Bluff passed August 17, 2017. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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Charles Morris

Mr. Charles Eugene Morris, 60, of Pine Bluff passed August 9, 2017.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 21, 2017 at Brown Funeral Home. Interment will be in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at 1501 Maryland Ave., Sherwood, Ark.

Vert Holden

Mrs. Vert Lee Lacy- Holden, 90, of Dumas, Ark. Passed Monday, August 14, 2017 at Southern Trace Rehabilitation Center in Bryant, Ark.

Born October 29, 1926 in Mitchellville, Ark., she was a daughter of the late Booker T. and Dorothy Davis-Lacy. She was a member of St. Peters Rock Baptist in Dumas, a member of the choir and a home maker.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Regina Leavel Gibson and Teri Camille Todd (Jerald) both of Little Rock, 1 great-grandson, Jared Holden- Todd, two brothers, John Lacy, Sr., David Lacy both of Dumas, four sisters, Jean Wilson, Shirley Peyton, Earnestine Verser, Nan Lenon all of Chicago, Ill.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at St. Peters Rock Baptist Church in Dumas with Rev. Larry Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Free Gift Cemetery in Dumas by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas.

Visitation will be Monday at the funeral home from 4-6 pm.

The body will lie in repose at the church Tuesday from 10:15 am until time of services.

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