Home-going Celebration for Mrs. Eliza Mobley Smith, Mother of Bessie Smith Lancelin, will be held on Saturday, November 25th at 11 am at First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road in Pine Bluff, Ark. The body is entrusted to Brown Funeral Home in Pine Bluff.

Helen Albey

Helen Albey, 88, of White Hall, passed away November 20, 2017.

She was born December 15, 1928, in Malvern to the late Clayton Bailey and Zelma Hendricks Bailey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Albey in 2002; son, Michael Albey; daughter, Claudia Boyd.

Helen is survived by her son, Don Albey (Melodee) of Gulf Shores, Alabama; son in law, Pat Boyd of Grand View, Texas.

The family will hold a graveside prayer service, 1:30p.m, Friday November 24, 2017, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Online condolences: www.cranfordfh.com

Leroy Sanders, Sr.

Mr. Leroy Sanders, Sr., 82, of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed Friday, November 17, 2017. He was born to the late Peter Sanders and Augustus Lockhart Sanders. He leaves to cherish his memories to: two sons, Leroy Sanders, Jr. of Searcy, Ark. and Nimrod Sanders Sterling of Pine Bluff, Ark.; two daughters, Irma Sanders of Pine Bluff, Ark. and Norma Sanders of Bolingbrook, Ill.; Two Daughter-in Laws; Nine Grandchildren and 11 GreatGrandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, 5 - 7 pm at Brown Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Early Foreman. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. The repast will follow interment at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 1801 Indiana Street, Pine Bluff, Ark.

Jessie Tucker

Jessie Louise Hankins Tucker, 89, of Pine Bluff, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017, at her home.

Mrs. Tucker was born October 13, 1928, in Pine Bluff, a daughter of the late Lonnie Torrence and Annie Mae Wilson Hankins. She was reared and received her education in Pine Bluff, where she graduated from Pine Bluff High School. She moved to Alameda, Calif. and married Arthur Graham Tucker on February 22, 1947. She lived and worked in California until 1956, then returned to Arkansas with her husband and her son, Ronnie Tucker. They owned and operated a dairy farm in northern Arkansas then moved to Pine Bluff. Later, she and her husband established and operated Tucker’s Plant Nursery for over 30 years. After retiring in 1994 from the nursery, she and her husband enjoyed some traveling to various places. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary in Hawaii. They drove to Alaska in 1999, and made a short trip to Washington D.C. She also took a trip to Germany with a girl friend who had relatives there.

She was a member of Hardin Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur G. Tucker; her granddaughter, Rhonda (Mike) Gober of Wye Mountain, Ark.; and a great-granddaughter, Mary Rose Gober.

Mrs. Tucker was preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronnie Dale Tucker; one brother and four sisters.

The family will receive friends Saturday, November 25, 2017, from noon until 1 PM at Hardin Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 25, 2017, 1 PM, at Hardin Baptist Church with Reverend Johnny Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Grant County by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.

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

Leroy Jones

Leroy Jones, 77 Mr. Leroy Jones, 77, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Thursday, November 16, 2017. He was born in Pine Bluff, AR on Saturday, October 26, 1940 to the late Oscar and Florence Jones. His Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. James United Methodist Church by Rev. Nathan Buie. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. Visitation will be Friday, 5-7 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home. His body will lie in-state, Saturday, 9:15 a.m., until service at St. James U.M.C.

Allean White

ENGLAND - Mrs. Allean Gertha White, 65 of England, Ark. passed Thursday, November 16, 2017. Visitation will be Friday, 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Brown Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017 at East Macedonia Baptist Church in England, Ark. Interment will be in Tomberlin Cemetery in Coy by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Patsy Crow

Patsy Jo Crow, 86, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at the Arkansas Hospice Home in Russellville. She was born November 9, 1931, in Pine Bluff, to William A. Turnipseed and Mary Ellen Miller Turnipseed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe W. Crow; two sisters, Mary Francis “Pinky” Freeman, Billie Kay Malcolm.

She is survived by four children, Steve Crow and wife Debby, Pine Bluff, David Crow & wife Carolyn, Russellville, Joellen White, Pine Bluff, Danny Crow & wife Donna, Russellville; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Snell & husband Wayne “Butch”, Barker, New York; aunt, Louise Graham, Russellville and several other family members and friends.

Visitation will be 5 - 7pm, Friday, November 24, 2017 at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors, Pine Bluff.

Graveside funeral will be 10 am, Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Graceland Cemetery, Pine Bluff, by Robinson's.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.

Obituary and online guestbooks are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com, as well as www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.

Graham Morrison

REDFIELD -- Graham Morrison, 92, of Redfield, Ark., passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

He was born May 13, 1925, in Pansy, to Carter and Eula Culp Morrison.

He was reared and educated in Monticello, attending Drew Central High School.

Mr. Morrison served in the United States Army during World War II during the occupation of Japan.

He moved to Redfield in 1948. He was a member of Redfield Missionary Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School.

He was a Master Carpenter and was Arkansas Craftsman of the year in 1983. He was a member of the Pine Bluff Local Union.

Graham was a charter member of S&H hunting club in New Edinburg, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings.

Survivors include his wife, Anemone Benefiel Morrison whom he married in 1944, in Pine Bluff; a daughter, Ann Bailey (Leon) of Redfield; a son, Larry Morrison (Barbara) of Pea Ridge; grandchildren, Kenneth Bailey, Melanie Wells, Joy Heard, Angela Chapman, Wade Morrison, Ross Morrison; twelve great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, 6 to 8 PM at Cranford Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 1 PM, Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Redfield Missionary Baptist Church with Reverends Chris Gage, Joey Meredith and John Mooney officiating. Burial will follow in Redfield Cemetery.

Online condolences: CranfordFH.com

Abraham Stanfield

Abraham Stanfield was born July 24, 1973 to the parents of Ruthel Taylor Curry and the late Toussaint L. Stanfield.

He is preceded in death by his father, and his grandmother, Mary Taylor.

He leaves to cherish his memories one son, Cordoroa Baines; his mother, Ruthel Curry; one sister, three brothers, four grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Family Hour/Visitation will be held from 5 - 6 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2017 at Perry Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Barnett Chapel; Reverend Ricky Anthony, Officiating.

Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery under the direction of Perry Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Charles Ward

CALIFORNIA CITY - Mr. Charles Ward, born July 27, 1953, died November 7, 2017 in California City, formerly of Altheimer, Ark. Service for Mr. Charles Ward will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Progressive Church at 11 a.m., Highway 165, West Scott, Arkansas.

Craig Shavers

Craig L. Shavers, of Pine Bluff, passed November 21, 2017. Arrangements will be announced later by Henson- Holcomb Mortuary.