Margaret Edwina Oglesby was born on July 26, 1925 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She passed peacefully amidst the chaos that was hurricane Harvey on September 1, 2017 at the Country Village Senior Living Community in Lake Jackson, Texas. The daughter of Susie Marguerite Granberry and Clarence Holman Carnahan of Pine Bluff, she was 92 years of age.
A consummate mother and homemaker, Edwina loved sewing, painting and looking after her family. She passed her artistic talents on to her children. She had an unwavering faith in God and was very involved in her local church. She was greatly sustained by her minister Rev. Alan Trafford and her many other friends from the Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Lake Jackson in her last years.
Edwina was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Gayle A. Oglesby. She is survived by her daughter Julie Yonge and husband John of Angleton, Texas; son Gayle A Oglesby, Jr. and wife Ita of Spring Branch, Texas; grandson Jason Klahorst and wife Shawna of Portland, Oregon; grandson and Jeremy Klahorst and wife Kakiko of Austin, Texas; and two great grandchildren, Tai and Emi Klahorst.
Mrs. Oglesby was interred next to her husband in a private ceremony in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, by Ralph Robinson & Son.
So live, that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan which moves
To that mysterious realm where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
Scourged by his dungeon; but, sustain’d and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave,
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
William Cullen Bryant (Her Aunt Tot’s favorite quote)
Mrs. Annette Matlock Henderson, 59, of Carthage, passed Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Greater Beulah M.B. Church in Princeton, AR by Reverend Nicholas Walker. Interment will be at Princeton Cemetery by Brown-Williams Funeral Home of Fordyce.
Visitation will be 4-5 p.m., Friday, at Brown-Williams Funeral Home.
Marvin Cannon, Sr.
Mr. Marvin Cannon, Sr., of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Tuesday, January 16, 2018. He was born in Gould, Arkansas to the late Johnny Cannon, Sr. and Reola (Cherry) Cannon.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4807 W. 6th Avenue, with the Reverend George Barns, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Memorial Gardens by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018 at the mortuary. Mr. Cannon will lie in repose at the church on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Floyd Edward Wooley, 76, of Greeneville, Tennessee, formerly of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died at home on Monday, January 22, 2018.
He was born February 23, 1941 in Pine Bluff to Wesley and Sylvia Lawrence Wooley.
Mr. Wooley was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Watson Chapel High School in 1959. He was a man who loved to work with his hands and spent his career as a pipefitter. He was a 46-year-member of the Road Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 669 of the United Association. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Wooley was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Jane Ayers Wooley, his parents, and his brother-in-law, Jimmy Rice.
Survivors include his children, Patricia Chandler (John) of Chesapeake, Virginia, Tammy Lilly (David Lancaster) of Greeneville, Tennessee, Janet Pelton (Danny) of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Dennie Sutherland of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Margaret Rice of Crossett, Arkansas and Mary Toon (Cecil) of New Braunfels, Texas, sister-in-law Gail Ayers Cantini (Armin) of Galveston, Texas; fourteen grandchildren Jordan and Alexandra Chandler, Melissa Thompson, Brandy Henley, Justin Lilly, Daniel and Sarah Pelton, Brandon, Beau, Stephen, Justin, Brent, and Shane Southerland and Jessica Case; and seventeen great-grandchildren. He also leaves many foster children cared for through the years, including Bruce Pederson, Jeromy Wood, Pierre McAdory, and Charlie Smith, along with a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Brother W.P. Woolley officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Robinson’s.
Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
MONTICELLO - Deontra Ollison 29, of Monticello passed January 18, 2018. Celebration of life for Deontra will be Saturday 11:00a.m. at Revival Center COGIC with Pastor Daryle Daniels Officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery Funeral by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello
“Only Paradise Can Serve you Better!”
Mr. Andra Rayford, 65, of Pine Bluff passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at JRMC.
He was born December 06, 1952, the son of Mildred Tidwell Rayford and the late Cleveland Rayford.
He retired from Tyson Foods.
He is survived by his mother Mildred Rayford of Pine Bluff; daughters Letecia Scott of Tulsa, OK, Sharell Stewart of Little Rock, Chimeka Anderson of Pasco, Washington, Tanesha and Chiquita Rayford both of Pine Bluff, ; sons Suave Rayford of Little Rock, and Kenneth Pace of Pasco, Washington; brothers Cleveland Rayford and Terry Rayford both of Pine Bluff; sisters Mary McBride, Daby Davis, Sherry Bell and Valerie Williams all of Pine Bluff, 23 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Rev. Travis Harden, officiating. Burial will be a Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, January 26, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Christian Way Funeral Home.
Online condolences at www.christianwayfh.com
Sharon Carter 51, of North Little Rock passed away January 17, 2018.
Her funeral service will be held Saturday, January 27th at First Trinity COGIC at 11:00 am. The body will lie in state from 10:15 am until time of service. Burial will be in held in Cypress Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Survivors a daughter, Shequila LaShay Harris, son, Patrick Wayne (Tierra) Carter, sister, Ruby Oduah, three brothers, Ephen Banks, Jessie Shields, and Ben Carter III; and a host other family members and friends.
Online condolences at www.christianwayfh.com
STAR CITY - Mary Ann White, 57 of Star City, died Monday. Services: 11:00AM Saturday at Griffin Funeral Chapel. Visitation: 6:00-8:00PM Friday at funeral home. Burial at St. Ollie Cemetery. Repast at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Star City. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.
Frances Vernell Williams, 82 of Pine Bluff passed away Thursday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born June 29, 1935 in Star City to the late Wiley Fred and Velma Lee DeWeese. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff and was a retired Lieutenant with the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Also preceding her in death were a brother, Buddy DeWeese; and 2 sisters, Ellene Cole and Hallie Marie DeWeese.
Survivors include son, Jackie (Paula) Bethea of Mayfield, KY; daughter, Diane Haddox of Pine Bluff; 5 grandchildren, Haley Bethea, Jana Bethea, Heather McClain, Allison Brewer and Brooke Mercer; and 7 great-grandchildren, Taylor Ford, Lauren Ford, Nick Hodges, Katherine Brewer, Olivia Brewer, Annie Davidson and Sidney Davidson.
Graveside services are 4:00PM Saturday at Holly Springs Cemetery near Star City with Bro. Spencer Branch officiating. Visitation is 6:00-8:00PM Friday at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.
Billy Ray VonTungeln, 86, of Pine Bluff, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
He was born October 30, 1931 in Rison, son of John Harold VonTungeln and Zena Neoma Chapman VonTungeln.
Mr. VonTungeln was reared and received his early education in Rison. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. While stationed in Germany, he met many of his German relatives.
After returning to Pine Bluff, he worked as a bookkeeper for Myhand-Dean. He eventually became well known as a parts manager for several auto dealerships in Pine Bluff, including Chief Pontiac, Welch Motors and Motes.
He was an active member of Central Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder. Mr. VonTungeln also served in the American Legion Hearin-Connolly Post 32, Jacob Brump Lodge 160, Millcreek Lodge 178, Pine Bluff York Rite, and the Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a proud member of the Republican National Committee.
Mr. VonTungeln was a Master Gardener and enjoyed raising and peddling vegetables more than anything. He loved to bless his many friends with the fruit of his labor. He enjoyed deer hunting, riding his ATV through the deer woods, peddling junk, gospel music and the Fox News Channel.
He was a man of sometimes misguided principles, but never wavered from his beliefs.
Besides his cat, Barny, he leaves behind his enormous collection of useless but “valuable treasures”.
Mr. VonTungeln was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Mae Cunningham VonTungeln, whom he married December 31, 1954 and who passed away January 27, 2003; his parents; sister, Betty Lou Ginnett; brothers, J.H. VonTungeln, Jimmie Dell VonTungeln, Ronald VonTungeln and infant VonTungeln; and sister-in-law, Alice VonTungeln.
Survivors include his son, Winfred Ray (Regina) VonTungeln of Pine Bluff; four daughters, Rose Mary VonTungeln of Watson Chapel, Linda Sue “Suzy” VonTungeln of Watson Chapel, Karen Lee (Dale) Chambliss of Little Rock and Lisa Marie (Sherman) Chambliss of White Hall; sister, Doris (Marvin) Workman of Hardin; brother, Donald Lorenza VonTungeln of Weed, California; sister-in-law, Jeanette VonTungeln; four grandsons, including Bradley Scott VonTungeln, whom he raised and was the light of his life, Joshua Boyce Chambliss of White Hall, Corey Adam (Mercy deLeon) Chambliss of Fort Worth, Texas, Hugh Michael (Heather Mason) VonTungeln of Russellville; four granddaughters, Katie Nicole (Zak) Thomason of Bauxite, Kristen Ray-Ann (Thomas Bush) Chambliss of Bryant, Miranda Mae Chambliss of Bryant and Rikki Elizabeth (Justin Cryer) VonTungeln of Bossier City, Louisiana; step-granddaughters, Syann Mason and Zaria McCants; great-grandchildren, Jaxson Boyce Chambliss, Thomas Abel VonTungeln, Addelyn Mae Marie VonTungeln, Melody Sue VonTungeln, Maverick James Thomason, Jacob Haven Rutland, Alaina Rayleigh Cryer, Rosalyn Jade Cryer, Genesis Alvarez and Lia Analiz Chambliss; and a very special chosen great-grandson, Lathan Wayne Aaron of Prattsville.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 29, 2018 at Central Presbyterian Church with Reverend Jai Kwak officiating. Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Star City. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. at Robinson’s.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 6300 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.
The family wishes to thank his primary care physician, Dr. Anna Redman and the doctors and nursing staff of the VA Medical Center.
Online register: www.ralphrobinsinandson.com
Charlie Williams, Jr.
Mr. Charlie “Bubba” Williams, Jr., 81, of Pine Bluff, departed life on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
He was born January 17, 1937 in Drew, Miss. to the late Charlie Williams, Sr. and Dorothy Neal Williams, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Williams; one brother; one sister and one grandson.
He leaves to cherish his memories: Five Children, Linda Landry, Charlie Williams, III (Gloria), Zelda Perkins (Anthony), Edmonia Williams, Porter (Jerry, Sr.), Leonard Williams (Janice); Eight Siblings, Sammie Williams, James Williams(Delois), Frankie Gibson(McKinley), Ethel Copeland, Hattie Bea Hiriams(L.D.), Barbara Caldwell (Hermon), Dorothy Clark, Mary Craig (Dallas); Sister-in-law, Joyce Williams; 22 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren and a special friend, Janice Fuller.
Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Watkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Cypress Memorial Garden.
Visitation will be today, January 26, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Perry Funeral Home.
Services Entrusted to Perry Funeral Home.
GOULD - Mrs. Susie Etta Arnold, 94, of Gould, Ark. passed Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was born February 24, 1923 to the late Easter Robinson of Dumas, Ark. and the late Floyd Ware of Bastrop, La.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Family Time Church, 501 Ohio Street.
She leaves to cherish her memories her loving children, Kimmer Arnold, Linda Treadwell (Robert), Hardy Hicks, Jr. (Barbara), Arthur Hicks, Johnny Hicks (Diane), Elvira Hughes, Vera Lewis (Luster), Mary Lee Mian, Louise Swink and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Interment will follow immediately after the service in Union Cemetery in Gould, Ark. by Perry Funeral Home.