Joanne Janice Jackson, 86, of Pine Bluff, passed away at home Saturday, December 16, 2017.

She was born in Freeport, Texas on October 09, 1931 to the late Silas Bradshaw and Mabel Hankins Bradshaw.

Joanne was a lifelong and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She loved spending time with her family and friends, being involved in church activities, shopping, traveling, and more shopping.

In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her loving husband, J.A. Jackson of 38 years; two sons, Brad Jackson, and Andy Jackson.

Survivors include sons, Russ Jackson of Redfield, Doug Jackson of Farmersville, Texas; grandchildren, Bradley Jackson of Pine Bluff, Amy Douglas (Chad) of Little Rock, Melissa Turner (Cedrick) of Pine Bluff, Kelli Jackson of Sheridan, Andrew Jackson (Tori) of DeWitt; great grandchildren, Hannah Jackson, William Douglas, Avery Claire Kell, Kayla Jackson, Cesily Turner, Jordan Turner, Jayden Turner, Jaxson Turner, Brodrick Turner, Aubreigh Smith, Lathan Daniel; sister, Jackie Mendenhall (Dean) of San Francisco, Calif.; special family friend and care giver, Barbara “Bobbi” Morris.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Mrs. Joanne’s name to Arkansas Hospice.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday December 22, 2017 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son, with Brother Sammy Alverson , and Bishop Vincent Stetzer officiating.

Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. until service time.

Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery with final prayers given by Brother Everet Clements.

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Donald Pyatt

RUSSELLVILLE - Donald Henry Pyatt, 72, of Russellville, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Legacy Heights Nursing Home in Russellville. The son of H. W. and Lillian (Childress) Pyatt, he was born April 9, 1945 in Jacksonville. He married Miriam O’Quinn, on May 31, 1965 at Pine Bluff. He worked for ConAgra as a supervisor for some 30 years and Arkansas Nuclear One for 5 years. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Russellville. He enjoyed collecting, prospecting, astronomy, driving and traveling. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Miriam Pyatt of Russellville; daughter, Melanie Jill Kinkade of Russellville; three grandchildren, Logan Kinkade of New York, Landon Kinkade and Lindsey Kinkade, both of Russellville.

Graveside service will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville. Pastor Rick Smith will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at

Eva Seibs

STAR CITY - Eva D. Seibs, 86, of Star City, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Seibs was born October 24, 1931, in Wabbaseka, Ark., to the late Clyde Lewis Carney and Evia M. Browning Danley. She moved to Pine Bluff as a small child and attended Pine Bluff Schools.

She married Mr. Arthur Burt Seibs on February 19, 1954, in Pine Bluff. He passed away March 16, 2005.

Mrs. Seibs was a cafeteria manager for the Pine Bluff School District for 17 years, retiring in 1993.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church, the Eastern Star, and the Amaranth. She also served as an advisor for the Rainbow Girls.

Survivors include her granddaughter, Mary (DeWayne) Ray of Star City; great-grandchildren, Dalton and Donnie Ray, both of Star City; daughter, Janet Quarles of Star City; two sisters, Soapy Givens of Florida and Joyce Stanley of Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews and an extended host of loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 51 years, Arthur Burt Seibs.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 5 to 7 PM, at Robinson’s.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 21, 2017, 10 AM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Charles Cantwell officiating. Burial will follow in Bellwood Annex Cemetery.

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Carolyn Cummings

WHITE HALL - Carolyn Cummings, age 70, of White Hall, died Monday, December 18, 2017.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 22, 2017, 1:30 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be Friday beginning at 12:30 p.m.

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Barbara Jenkins

Mrs. Barbara Ann Jenkins, 57 passed on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Arrangements for her services will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Ruby McCredit

WHITE HALL - Mrs. Ruby McCredit, 90 of White Hall, Ark. passed, Monday, December 18, 2017.

Arrangements for her services will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Thesola Williams

Thesola Williams, 93, of Pine Bluff, passed December 10, 2017. She was born January 25, 1924 in Buena Vista, Ark. to the late Arthur and Earthline Wheeler.

Survivors include sons: Paul (Janice) Williams of Atlanta, Ga. and Phillip (Audrey) Williams of Powder Springs, Ga.; daughters: Gay Williams (Imhotep Sekou) of Atlanta, Ga., Jonail Landers of Pine Bluff, and Theresa (Dwayne) White of Raleigh, N.C.;10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. T.R. Ramey. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery by Henson- Holcomb Mortuary.

Visitation will be Sunday 5 – 7 pm at Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church.

The body will lie in state at the Church from 10 am until funeral time.

Shirley Lowe

PENSACOLA, FLA. - Shirley Riesenberg Lowe passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017. Shirley was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., but lived mostly in Pensacola, Fla. She graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sol and Sally Riesenberg, and her brother, Bryant Riesenberg.

She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Middlebrooks, and Shoshana Owens. She is also survived by her brother, Al, and his wife, Barbara Riesenberg, and her sister-in-law Nancy Riesenberg. Shirley had a long career in the Federal Government for over 40 years.

One of her biggest enjoyments was country dancing. Shirley was known to be a skilled dancer.

Donations to The Escambia County Humane Shelter of Pensacola are accepted.

A Memorial Service was held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on December 14, officiated by Rabbi Joel Fleekop, Temple Beth El.