GLENDALE - Carr Lee Chambers, 85 of Glendale (Lincoln County), passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his home. He was born February 29, 1932 in Glendale, Ark. to the late John Douglas and Mary Will Hoover Chambers.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Wooley Chambers; 2 sons, Marty (Camille) Chambers and Kelly (Dianna) Chambers, all of Glendale; daughter, Tracy (David) Riddle of Germantown, Tenn.; and 6 grandchildren, Josh and Julie Chambers, Ethan and Jordan Chambers, and Lauren and Jonathan Riddle.
Graveside services are 11 AM Tuesday at Shady Grove Cemetery in Glendale with Bro. Brad Elrod officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.
REDFIELD - Terry Lee Allbright, 62, of Redfield, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, at his home.
Mr. Allbright was born January 12, 1955, in Pine Bluff, a son of the late Ira Robert and Velma Sue Shelton Allbright. He was reared and received his education in Pine Bluff, where he attended Dollarway School District. After high school, he served in the United States Army.
Mr. Allbright worked in manufacturing as a steel worker.
He attended Central Baptist Church and was a member of the Steelworkers Union. Mr. Allbright was a loving, caring and honest man who loved music, Harley Davidson and working on his motorcycle.
He is survived by two sons, Jay Dee Allbright of Charlton, Mass. and Brad Lee Allbright of South Korea; two daughters, Belinda S. Allbright and Kimberly Valentin, both of Redfield; 13 grandchildren; and three brothers, Mike Allbright of Crescent, Okla., Jeff Bradley of Quitman, Ark. and Bobby Allbright of Pine Bluff.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Theresa Allbright, and his granddaughter, Cherrish Faith Allbright.
A memorial graveside service will be Thursday, November 2, 2017, 2 PM, at Jones Cemetery in Redfield with Reverend James Watson officiating.
DEWITT - Billy Paul Bullock, 78 of DeWitt peacefully ended his earthly journey on October 27, 2017.
Billy was born April 24, 1939 in Stuttgart to Robert and Lina Baxter Bullock. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Wayne Bullock and son David Bullock.
Survivors are his wife Louise Bullock of Hot Springs; daughter Sue Bullock of Hot Springs; son Danny (Lisa) Bullock of Stuttgart; sisters Bobbie (Marvin) Bullock of Pine Bluff, Louise Orman of DeWitt, Gayle Murphy of Warren; brother A.G. (Betty Sue) Bullock of DeWitt; grandchildren Kenzie Bullock, Kaleb Bullock, Emma Bullock, Hannah Bullock, and Zach Bullock.
He was a member of New Life Fellowship Church of DeWitt.
A memorial celebration, officiated by Bro. Billy Ullrich and Bro. Joe Johnson was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017 at New Life Fellowship Church. Burial was private by Essex Funeral Home of DeWitt.
Gwendolyn Rhodes was an angel who came down and walked on this Earth for 88 years. On October 29, 2017, she peacefully returned to her heavenly home to be with her beloved husband, Carlton. She also returned to be reunited with her parents, Carey and Mamie Allison, and two siblings, Joyce Ferrell and Buddy Allison.
She leaves behind three sons and their spouses, Sonny and Julie Rhodes of North Little Rock, Bub and Sue Rhodes of Pine Bluff, and Harvey and Heather Rhodes of Heber Springs. Grandchildren include Jeremy, Katie and Abby Rhodes; Meredith Jacks and Sarah Connor; and James Ira Chisum and Ira Clinton Rhodes. She also leaves six great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Thelma Thompson, Jimmy Allison and Dorothy Harris.
It would be impossible to list all the things she did and all the lives she touched, but here are a few highlights of a wonderful life:
She never knew a stranger, having a smile and words of love for everyone. She had an indomitable spirit, never expressed regrets, and woke up every day confident in the spirit she was.
Born July 6, 1929, near Pine Bluff, Ark., in a home that had neither electricity nor indoor plumbing, she grew up in humble circumstances and was well-accustomed to hard work. Despite the hardships of growing up in a family that was poor and moved often, she had a great sense of humor. She often joked that her birth helped set off the stock market crash and the Great Depression a few months later.
Being the eldest of six children, she helped her mother raise her siblings, then carried those nurturing skills over into raising three boys. After her sons were grown and starting their own families, she helped in the development of scores of children in a day-care center at Good Faith United Methodist Church at Watson Chapel. When the center closed, she took many of those children under her wings, feeding and teaching them in her home from sunup to sundown.
She was a 1947 graduate of Watson Chapel High School. In 1948, she married Carlton, whom she had known since grade school. Thereafter, she learned secretarial skills, which she used throughout her life in a variety of places, ranging from the Pine Bluff Arsenal to Jefferson Preparatory School.
First in her life, though, was raising her three boys and being active in their busy lives. Besides ferrying them to Cub Scout meetings, Little League practices and many other activities, she also was active in helping their schools, including being a member of the Parent-Teacher Association, serving as PTA president at L.L. Owen Elementary School for a time.
Since 2010, Gwen Rhodes had been a resident of the Green House Cottages of Southern Hills in Rison. She loved the staff there and they returned her love.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 9 to 10 AM at Robinson’s.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10 AM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Feral West officiating. Burial will follow at Bellwood Annex Cemetery.
Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
WHITE HALL - Susan Carol Moody Robinson, 67 of White Hall, passed away, Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Born November 29, 1949, in Greenville, Miss., she was the daughter of W.F. “Jack” Moody and Stacy Gertrude Gresham Moody.
Susan retired from Simmons Bank after 43 years of service as Personnel Manager/Vice President of Human Resources.
She had a knack for arts & crafts, enjoyed working in her flower beds, and taking landscape photography.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, John Moody.
She is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, Ronnie L. Robinson; son, Micah Lock and wife Jessica; brother, David Moody and wife Gwen; sister-in-law, Donna Moody; nieces, Kelly Cannon and Emily Keddy; nephews, Greg, Jeffrey, Justin & Joshua Moody; and many other loving family and friends.
Visitation Services will be Thursday, November 2nd, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Hale South Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com
Carolyn Bradley Keedy, 67, of Pine Bluff died October 25, 2017. Born in Pine Bluff June 11, 1950 to John and Lucy Oliger Bradley, she graduated from Pine Bluff High School.
She worked for Arkansas DHS for over thirty years, retiring as an administrative assistant. She was married to Jerry Kirby Keedy who died in 2011.
Carolyn was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and longtime Immanuel choir member. She was a member of Extension Homemaker’s Club, DHS Retiree’s Social Club, Arkansas State Employees Association, and Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. She loved photography, old movies, and especially her husband.
Survivors include a brother, Carl Bradley, sister, Margie Gage, nieces and nephews. A brother, Eddie Bradley, also preceded her in death.
Services are Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, 1 p.m., Ralph Robinson & Son Chapel with Rev. Gene Murdock officiating. Visitation is informal. Interment follows in Philadelphia Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
Barbara Simmons McBroome, 67, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, October 29, 2017.
She was born June 13, 1950 in Monticello, daughter of Hubert Pruitt and Maxine Simmons.
Barbara was reared and received her early education in Pine Bluff and White Hall, graduating from White Hall High School.
She worked in the health care field throughout her career. She served as a monitor tech for JRMC for many years and as a CNA and activities director at different nursing homes in Jefferson County.
Barbara enjoyed drawing and painting as well as spending time with her precious grandchildren and dogs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen McBroome; and her parents.
Survivors include two sons, James “Jme” Stayton (Scott) of Pine Bluff and Joseph Ray McBroome of Woodlawn; daughter, Barbara Lynn Conner (Randy) of Woodlawn; brother, Larry Don Pruitt of White Hall; and three grandchildren, Jake, JoJo and Chloe.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors. Private services will be held at a later date.
The family will be at the home of James and Scott Stayton, 5104 Crest Drive, in Pine Bluff.
Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
Mrs. Earlene Stennis 83 of Pine Bluff passed Sunday, October 29, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
Mrs. Ruby J. Coleman 67, of Pine Bluff passed Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
ALTHEIMER - Mrs. Mary Lusk, of Altheimer, Ark., passed away Monday at the Saint Vincent Infirmary. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.