Albert Jackson Barbaree, age 70, of White Hall, died Friday, December 22, 2017.

Born May 29, 1047 at Pine bluff, he was a son of the late Albert Ray Barbaree and Lexie Allen Keck Barbaree.

Mr. Barbaree worked for 42 years as a pipefitter for the Pipefitter’s Union Local XX.

He was a member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church, and was active in the AMLA (Arkansas Muzzle Loader Association. He loved to shoot competitively.

Albert was a person who loved everyone, and was especially good at spoiling grandchildren.

Also predeceasing him are a brother, Fred VanBrunt; and two sisters, Catherine Smith and Atha Arthea Wingard.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Peggie Jean Kimbrell Barbaree; a son, Albert Barbaree, Jr.; a daughter, Roxanna Renee Smarjesse; a sister, Julia Ann Franklin and two grandchildren, Ozzy Scott Barbaree and Sharonda Rochelle Smarjesse.

Visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, December 27, 2017,

Fuller Hale-South Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com

Kennith Hardin 

Rogers, AR - Kennith Carl Hardin, age 92 of Rogers, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

Born June 10, 1925 at Humnoke, he was a son of the late Vernie Raydo Hardin and Frances Olva Goldmon Hardin. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

Mr. Hardin worked as a general contractor and also worked on antique clocks.

Also predeceasing him is his wife of 45 years, Pearly Mae Gilliland Hardin on July 4, 1989; his stepmother who raised him, Ruby Edna Windham; and a brother, George Paul “Pete” Hardin.

Survivors include two sons, Ken Hardin (Connie), Don Hardin (Terri); a daughter, Yvonne Settle; a brother, Floyd Fields; a sister, Mildred Flemming; four grandchildren, Kennith Hardin, III, Madison Hardin, Michelle Settle, and Michael Settle and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery.

Visitation will precede the funeral, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com

Elsie Steel

St. Louis, Miss. - Elsie Marie Bateman Steel, 82, of St. Louis, Miss., formerly of Pine Bluff passed away December 22, 2017.

She was born in Monticello, Ark. on February 22, 1935 to the late Johnny Bateman and Rosie Dodson.

Prior to moving from Pine Bluff, Marie was member of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church and Ladies Day Circle.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Steel Sr. in 1977; grandson, James wood; brother, Albert Bateman.

Marie is survived by her son, Nathan Steel Jr. of St. Louis, Miss.; daughters, Sharron Steel of Rayville, La., Theresa Wood of Dermott, Ark.; sisters, Pauline Walters of Big Springs, Texas, Joyce Schell of Big Springs, Texas; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening in the Chapel of Cranford Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 a.m. today, December 27, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hardin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Marie’s name to Canaan Missionary Baptist Church.

Online condolences: www.cranfordfh.com

Andrew Pitts

Mr. Andrew Pitts, 96 of Altheimer, Ark. passed on December 21, 2017. Arrangements for his services will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Ophelia Cole

Mrs. Ophelia Cole, 79, of Altheimer, Ark. passed December 22, 2017. Arrangements for her services will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Mary Brown

Mrs. Mary Brown, 84, of White Hall, Ark. passed December 22, 2017. Arrangements will be made by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Willie Perry

Mr. Willie Perry passed away Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Willie Simpson

Mrs. Willie Lee Simpson passed away Friday at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Arlen Crass (HAS PHOTO)

Arlen Marten Crass, 95, of Pine Bluff, died Friday peacefully at home, December 22, 2017.

He was born March 29, 1922 in Monticello, son of Earl and Wessie Sanderlin Crass.

Arlen was raised in Monticello and received his early education there, graduating from Monticello High School in 1941. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

During World War II from1942-1945, he served in the Army Air Corps as a member of the 872nd Air Engineering Squadron. He was in Great Britain supporting the Allied invasion of Europe.

After college, he married Doris Mae Robinson and they adopted twin boys in 1959. Arlen worked for the Army Corp of Engineers, until his retirement in 1984. He took great pride in his work on the Arkansas River Navigation System, especially the parks.

Doris died in 1964 and Arlen remarried Melba Rodgers McCombs in 1967. He always said he was blessed to have had two loving wives.

A man of strong Christian faith, Arlen was an active member of Forrest Park Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon.

Arlen was a man of many and varied interests and hobbies, including deer hunting, fishing, wood carving, gun work, gardening, growing orchids, bird raising and watching. He was a strong family man, raising and supporting his sons, grandsons, and great grandsons as “Grandy.”

Arlen was preceded in death by his wives, Doris and Melba; sons, Keith Crass and Henry McCombs; daughter-in-law, Beth Gaddy McCombs; brothers, Arthur Crass and Denton Harris and sisters, Nettie Judkins and Vanrue Hurst.

Survivors include his son, Kevin Crass and his wife, Cathy, of Little Rock; four grandsons, Will Crass of Little Rock, Ted Crass of Abilene, Texas, William McCombs and his wife Jamie of White Hall, Michael McCombs of Pine Bluff and two great-grandsons, Jack and Andrew McCombs.

The family would like to give special thanks to Grandy’s loving caregivers over the past few years: Corey Murry, Sheila Johnson, Tara Thrower, Brenda Gaddy, Tarlise Amos, Anthony Banister and Demetrius Tripp.

A private Funeral Service will be under the direction of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors in Pine Bluff.

If you wish to make a memorial gift the family suggests the Arlen M. Crass Scholarship Fund at UA Little Rock Athletic Department, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.

Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com

Karen Lawson (HAS PHOTO)

Karen Lawson, 63, of White Hall, died Sunday, December 24, 2017.

Born Jo Karen Cresswell January 12, 1954 in Pine Bluff, she was the daughter of Kenneth Raymond Cresswell and Mary JoAnne Dobson Cresswell.

Karen was reared and received her early education in Grady graduating from Grady High School. She earned her Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and her Master’s in Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

She passionately and lovingly taught school for almost 39 years. Karen started her career in the Grady School District before moving to the White Hall School District. She retired in 2012 from Moody Elementary School.

Karen was a member of White Hall United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her loving husband, Walter Lee Lawson of White Hall; son, Jordan Lee Lawson of White Hall; four sisters, Debbie (Harold) Anderson of Hot Springs, Kathy (Arlen) Griffin of Sherwood, Pam Riegler of Grady and Sharon (John) Crass of Monticello and brother, Ken Cresswell of Alma.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at White Hall United Methodist Church with Rev. Jacob Lynn officiating. Visitation will befrom 5-7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Cranford Funeral Home.

The family requests that all memorials be made in honor of her son, Jordan, to the Jordan Lee Lawson School Account, c/o Simmons Bank White Hall Branch, 8107 Dollarway Road, White Hall, Arkansas 71602.

Online register: www.cranfordfh.com

Larry Brown

Mr. Larry D. Brown, 45, of Pine Bluff, passed away on December 25, 2017.

Funeral arrangements will announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Clarence Williams

Mr. Clarence Williams, 77 of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed on December 23, 2017. Arrangements for his services will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Donald Barnett

Mr. Donald Ray Barnett 60 of Watson, Ark. passed Saturday, December 23, 2017 at White Hall Health & Rehabilitation. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas.

Oplean Scroggins-Craig

ROSWELL, GA. - Mrs. Oplean Scroggins-Craig, 80, of Roswell, GA, formally of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed on December 19, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark.

Jessie Thompson

Jessie Mae Thompson 86, of Pine Bluff passed December 22, 2017. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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Princess Golden

Princess Golden 29, of Pine Bluff passed December 22, 2017. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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Martha Marshall

RISON - Martha Ann Marshall 72, of Rison passed December 24, 2017. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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Tiffanie King

South Haven, Miss. - Tiffanie C. King 39 of South Haven, MS passed December 25, 2017. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

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Pricilla Addison (HAS PHOTO)

Farmerville, La. - Funeral services for Pricilla May Addison, 73, of Farmerville will be held at 10:30am, Friday, December 29, 2017 at Cross Roads Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Freeman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.

Mrs. Addison went to her heavenly home on December 24, 2017. Pricilla was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. She loved all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pricilla was married to the love of her life, Terry Addison, for 45 years. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and all of the quilts that she made.

Mrs. Addison was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence & Mary Thomas; one son, Jay West; one sister, Jane Cook; one brother, Jim Thomas; one granddaughter, Hailey Addison; and one great-grandson, Tyler Morris.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 45 years, Terry Addison, of Cross Roads, La. and former Police Officer in Pine Bluff, Ark.; three sons, Terry Addison, Jr., Darrell Law and Jarrell Law & spouse, all of Pine Bluff, Ark..; two daughters, Tammy Rauls & husband, Brad and Kay West, all of Rison, Ark..; two brothers, Beau Thomas and Rick Thomas, both of Farmerville, La.; one sister, Sandy Dean of Cross Roads, La.; one sister-in-law, Gay Thomas of Farmerville, La.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other friends.

Pallbearers will be Hayden Morris, Harold Morris, Brad Rauls, Ronnie Dean, Phillip West, Nathan Greer, Matt Thomas, Sevren Hicks, Castor Hicks and Dillon Dean.

Visitation will be 9:00am until time of service Friday, December 29, 2017 at Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Online memorials may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.com