Gloria Kay England Goggans, of Springdale, passed away on Friday, December 29th, 2017, at the age of 73. She was born on August 21, 1944, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Wallace Edward and Opal Arlene (Woodell) England. She was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers, Bill and Don England.

Kay was a member of Springdale First United Methodist Church, and former member of Lakeside Methodist Church in Pine Bluff where she was in the hand bell choir. She graduated from Rison High School in 1962 then attended the University of Arkansas Monticello (formally Arkansas A&M), where she was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. After graduation she worked as a School Teacher in Watson Chapel School District until 2001. While in Pine Bluff, she was an active member of a teaching sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa. Upon moving to Northwest Arkansas, Kay tutored many children and also taught ESL (English as a Second Language) at Asbell Elementary.

Kay was a determined and conscientious teacher. Her biggest concern while teaching, were those students who found it difficult to read. This concern resulted in Kay attending the Texas Scottish Rite Dyslexia Training Program in Dallas, Texas. Because of this specialized training many children in Watson Chapel and NWA became successful readers. In Kay’s entire career, teaching a child to read was the most rewarding.

Kay loved life. Her family and friends were her world. Kay enjoyed watching her granddaughter, Chaney, ride and compete in hunter jumper competitions around Northwest Arkansas. She loved to read and she traveled to Europe and China in recent years.

Kay is survived by her son Greg Goggans and his wife Linda, and granddaughter Chaney Goggans of Fayetteville; sister Joyce Reed and husband Aubrey of Rison, Arkansas; niece Kerri Marx of El Dorado, Arkansas, and her daughters Aubrey and Sydney Marx.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Highlands Oncology for their kindness and support of Kay.

A celebration of Kay’s life will take place Wednesday, January 10th 2018 at 1:30PM at First United Methodist Church in Springdale. Reverend David Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave., Springdale, AR 72762. Or to “Angels Among Us” care of First National Bank 2638 E. Joyce Blvd., Fayetteville, AR 72703.

Arrangements were by Nelson-Berna Funeral Home.

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David Bennett

Bennett, David A. Sr. “Bug” passed away December 17, 2017 at the age of 78. Family gathering was held.

Clora Johnson

Clora Markham Johnson departed this wonderful life on December 16, 2017, in Union City, Georgia at the age of 79, after a long illness with Alzheimers.

Ms. Johnson formerly lived in Pine Bluff before she became ill and moved to Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Felecia M. Sanders in 2011.

She was employed at Dillard’s in the Men’s Department and became a Pacesetter due to her outstanding sales. She also attended Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the Senior Choir. Ms. Johnson’s Celebration of Life Service was held on December 30, 2017 at Murray Brothers Funeral Home, 1199 Utoy Springs Rd, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30331.

She was survived by a loving family and friends; 3 daughters, Felecia Markham Sanders, (Jimmy ); Jennifer Russell, (the Late Clinton Russell) and Lillian LaFaye Grant, (Charlie ); 3 Sisters, Ethel Hadley, Shirley

Warfield, Delores Fields and 1 Brother, James Markham. She had 7 Grandchildren, 10 Great-grandchildren; 1 Aunt, Lilly Townsend and a host of Neices, Nephews and Cousins. Any correspondence can be sent to: 6545 Youpon Road College Park, Georgia 30349.

In lieu of money, please make donations to the Alzheimers Association.

Eva Phillips

Eva Kelley Phillips, 92, of Pine Bluff passed away Friday, January 5, 2018. She was born June 13, 1925 to the late Kenneth W. Kelley and Fannie Billingsley Kelley, and reared in Jefferson, Arkansas. Eva received her education at the former Redfield High School, Judkins Business College, and SouthEast Arkansas College.

She worked as the Office Manager for Life of George Insurance company from 1951 until her retirement in 1991. Eva was an active member of Forrest Park Assembly of God, where she served as Secretary of the Discipleship class for many years. Married to Arthur L. Phillips July 19, 1942 at Oak Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Ed Harness.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur L. Phillips, and her only son, Roger Phillips. She is survived by two granddaughters, Jennifer Daniel of Marshall, Arkansas and Kristi Phillips of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two great grandsons, Corey Daniel of North Little Rock and John Wayne Daniel of Marshall Arkansas; one great granddaughter, Farrah Elise Daniel.

Visitation will be Monday January 8, 2018, from 5:00-7:00p.m. in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son. Services will be 1:00p.m. Tuesday at Robinson’s with Reverend Henry Bateman officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences:

Mary Johnson

Mary Jqohnston, age 84, of the Rowell Community, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Johnston was born July 17, 1933 in Rison, Arkansas, to the late John and Mae Herrington. She was a retired receptionist for the Jefferson County Courthouse. Mrs. Johnston was a faithful member of Center Missionary Baptist Church for many years. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Johnston; daughter, Shirley Johnston-Burr; brother, Jim Herrington.

She is survived by her son, Charles Wendell Johnston of Rowell; brother, James Herrington of Rowell; sister, Myrtle Felts of Lake Village; granddaughter, Amanda Burr Lee of Daytona Beach, Florida and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 8, 2018 at Center Missionary Baptist Church in Rowell with Brother Doney Blackerby officiating. Interment will follow at Rowell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Pallbearers are Douglas Smith, Kenneth Stinson, Aaron Felts, Chris Felts, Kenneth Roberts, Pete Reed and Danny Jacks. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. You may sign the online guestbook at

Joseph Ingoll

Mr. Joseph Ingoll 54 of Dumas, Arkansas passed Wednesday,

January 03, 2018 at Delta Memorial Hospital, Arrangements

will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas.

Bernice Nelson-Hall

Bearden- Mrs. Bernice Nelson-Hall, 73, of Bearden, AR passed on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. She was born on Sunday, June 25, 1944 to the late Leamon and Gladis Nelson in Millville, AR.

She leaves to cherish her memories to: one son, three brothers, three sisters and one Grandchild.

Funeral services will be 12 noon, January 8, 2018 at First Missionary Baptist Church in Bearden, AR by Rev. Elijah McDaniel. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery by Brown-Williams Funeral Home of Fordyce, AR

Her body will lie in-state Monday, 10:30 a.m., until service.

Sue Russell Trotter

Sue Russell Trotter, 80, of Pine Bluff, died Friday, January 5, 2018 at Trinity Village Medical Center.

Born Elizabeth Sue Russell May 18, 1937 in McAlester, Oklahoma, Mrs. Trotter was the daughter of Allen Rutledge Russell and Myrtle Chipman Russell.

After moving to Arkansas at a young age, she was reared and received her early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she was a proud member of the Si Chapter of Chi Omega.

Sue was a devout Christian and very involved in the First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class. She and her husband Henry were also involved in many fundraising campaigns for the church including a leading role in the Dreams and Realities Campaign for the church’s major remodeling effort.

Known as the moral compass for her family, she was often the guide for her family, through her faith, through good times and bad. Her quote “Sharing is the Happy Way” was well known to her children, grandchildren, and even nieces and nephews.

It would be hard to imagine a person who loved planning and enjoying social events with family and friends more than Sue. She was the ultimate southern lady hostess who never met a stranger and quickly made new friends. She will not only be remembered for being a great wife and mother, but also for her inclusiveness and immense hospitality. She truly loved people and loved entertaining them.

Sue utilized her talents to help several organizations. She was active in the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, a ten-year member of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation Board and active in the Junior League of Pine Bluff, where she won the Ella Hunn Payne Award. She was also active in the Sesame Book Club, where she was a past president.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ford Trotter, Jr., whom she married April 22, 1961; and her parents.

Survivors include her daughter, Lynne Trotter Patterson (Rob) of Macon, Georgia; son, Henry Ford Trotter, III (Cindy) of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren, Lucy Patterson, Roe Patterson, Kate Patterson, Annie Trotter and Hank Trotter.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff with a reception following in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 8003, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71611; Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas Endowment, 701 South Main Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601; or Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, 4093 W. Sunset Avenue, Suite 102, 4093 W Sunset Avenue, Springdale, Arkansas 72762.

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