ELLERSON - Veaster Tillmon Sr., age 98 of Ellerson, Ark., passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018. He was a Cotton Farmer in Ellerson, Ark. Retired in 1985, Sherrill-Altheimer School District & Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Wake will be at 6-7 P.M., Friday, February 2 at P K Miller Mortuary.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, February 3, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 900 S. Grant Street, Pine Bluff, Ark. Rev. Daryl Gordon officiating, Pastor of Greater First Baptist Church.

Interment will be at Altheimer Cemetery.

Charlene Burns 

CONWAY - Charlene Atkinson Burns, 87, of Conway, Ark. went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 30, 2018.

Charlene was born February 5, 1930 in Pine Bluff, Ark. to the late Charles and Norma Ellison Atkinson. She attended St. Louis Institute of Music and Washington University in St. Louis. She received a BS in Education (UAM), MS in Education (U of A), and a MS in Psychology (UCA). She worked many years as School Teacher in the music and elementary education field. Charlene married Kenneth Burns on September 1, 1967 and they have been married for 50 years.

Her parents, sister Celia Birdwell, and sister Mildred Kemp preceded her in death.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her loving husband Kenneth Burns; Daughters: Beth Hays (Jim) of Conway and Nancy Bluerock of Sherman, Texas; Brothers: Curtis Atkinson of Littleton, Colo. and John Atkinson (Catherine) of White Hall; Granddaughters: Laura Deem (Zac) of Little Rock and Sarah Hays of Conway.

Charlene was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church of Conway. She served as Moderator of Presbyterian Women.

Committal will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery, Pine Bluff, AR. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at 1st Presbyterian Church, Conway.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 1st Presbyterian Church, 2400 Prince St, Conway, AR 72034; or to St. Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326.

Online obituary is available at www.griffinleggettconway.com

Calvin Sewell

Mr. Calvin Edwin Sewell, 48, of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed on Thursday, January 25, 2018. He was born on Friday, September 5, 1969 in McGehee, Ark.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home, Pine Bluff by Rev. Bailey Austin. Interment will be in Palestine Cemetery in McGehee, AR.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., today, at Brown Funeral Home.

His body will lie in-state Saturday, 9:15 a.m., until service.


Erma Wood

Mrs. Erma Jean Harlan Wood of Pine Bluff, AR, formerly of Brinkley passed away January 31, 2018 at the age of 84. She was of the Baptist faith. She was born July 29, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, AR to Kye Golden Harlan and Hattie Mae Breeding Harlan. She enjoyed being a wife and mother and loved taking care of her family. Mrs. Wood is preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, Gerald L. Wood, by her parents, a daughter Robin Harrison Hartsell, two sisters, Geraldine Eades and Eddie Faye Eades, and one brother, Delvin Harlan.

Survivors include, her son and caregiver Tommy Kye Harrison (Sheri), two grandchildren, Kye Harrison (Jennifer) and Terri Harrison Kimbrell (Jason); great-grandchildren, Triston Kye Harrison, Kylie Marie Harrison, Emily Faith Ward and Ella Grace Adams; one brother, Kye Golden Harlan Jr. (Joyce) and one sister, Georgia Harlan Qualls.

Graveside services will be Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark., with Gary Harlan officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.

The family wishes to thank Jodi Holland for the thoughtful care she provided to Mrs. Wood. We are grateful.

An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

Lucille Tosca

Mrs. Lucille Tosca, 54, was born September 10, 1963 to the late Jeffrey Lambert, Sr. and Beatrice (Winston) Lambert in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 03, 2018 at Family Time Church with Rev. Michael Williams officiating.

She leaves to cherish her memories: Two children, Kisha Ellis, Earl Lamar Dunn, Jr.; Five sisters, Leslie (DannY) Tosca, Sherry Mooney, Elizabeth (Varnell) Hegwood, Verline (William) Forney, Theresa Cartwright; Three brothers, Jerry Lambert, Charles Lambert, Kenneth Turner and Four Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. today, February 02, 2018 at Perry Funeral Home.

Burial will follow service in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Perry Funeral Home.

Michael Mitchell

Mr. Michael Dewayne Mitchell, 45, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Wednesday, January 31, 2018. He was born to Fay Mitchell and Harold Jackson on February 22, 1972 in Pine Bluff, Ark. Mike attended Pine Bluff schools and graduated in Pine Bluff High School Class of 1990. He played football and enjoyed all spectator sports.

Mike loves cooking and watching cooking shows to improve his craft. He enjoying preparing scrumptious buffets for his family and friends.

Mike departed his earthly journey on Wednesday, January 24th at UAMS in Little Rock, AR. He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Mitchell; grandmothers, Wilhemena Jackson and Sarah Evonn Dean; grandfather, Earnest Jackson, and great-grandmother Lillie Farris.

He leaves to cherish his memory: Father, Harold Jackson; Fiancee', Genia McGhee; daughter, Alundria Mitchell; son, Jordan Dewayne Mitchell; sister, Dominique Jackson (Detroit), and brother, Theodis Jefferson; six grandchildren; special cousin, Charles Bohannon, special friend, Danny Poole; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018 at New Birth Baptist Church by Rev. Anthony Dean. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home.

Visitation/Family Hour will be Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home.

His body will lie in-state, 1:45 p.m., until service.


Ruby Henry

Ms. Ruby Lee (Turner) Henry, 73 of Pine Bluff, departed this life on January 27, 2018. She was born on January 3, 1945, to the late George Turner Sr. and Catherine Wilson Turner. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Williams, and two brothers, Earnest Turner and Ben Turner.

She is survived by a son, Darrin Kidd Sr., of Pine Bluff, AR; and a daughter, Marian Henry-Nelson, of Memphis, TN; three brothers, George Turner Jr., of Bryant, AR; Samuel Turner (Willastine) of Pine Bluff, AR; and Cleophis Turner (Kay), of Sheridan, AR; five sisters, Rosie Clayton, of Pine Bluff, AR; Sandy Turner, Barbara Turner, and Jeraldine Adams, all of Little Rock, AR; and Mae Grant, of Gulf Breeze, FL; three grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Kings Highway Baptist Church, located at 2312 Fluker Street in Pine Bluff, AR, with Rev. Walter C. May Sr., Pastor. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pine Bluff, AR, by Brown Funeral Home.

Her body will lie in-state from 9 a.m. until the beginning of service.

Visitation is Friday, February 2, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Kings Highway Baptist Church.

The family will be at 2413 Saracen; Pine Bluff, AR.

Levarn Smith

Missouri, TX-Mrs. Levarn Sanders Smith, 81, of Missouri City, TX passed Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was born December 14, 1936 in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Funeral Service will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Mt. Calvary M.B.C. by Rev. Mark Smith. Interment will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Shiloh Community.

Visitation will be Friday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Her body will lie in-state, 1:45 p.m., until service.


Charlie Ventress

GRADY - Mr. Charlie Ventress, 96, of Grady, Ark. passed January 31, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Gary Thomas

Mr. Gary Thomas, 65, of Pine Bluff, AR passed January 31, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Mrs. Bert Green

Mrs. Bert Green 82, of Pine Bluff passed January 26, 2018.

She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her transition into eternal life her six children—Joshua (Verita) Green of California, Pastor Bernice (Dennis) Holly of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Raymond (Carla) Green of Pasco Washington, Craig (Beverly) Green of Goodyear, Arizona, Lisa Turner of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Randy (Elaine) Green also of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; twenty-six grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Celebration of Life will be Saturday 11:00a.m. Breath of Life Church with Pastor Bernice Holly Officiating Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Family Hour will be Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Breath of Life Church.

“Only Paradise Can Serve you Better!”

Mary Norsey-Hoke 

Mrs. Mary Norsey-Hoke 64, of Pine Bluff passed January 27, 2018. Celebration of Life will be Friday 2:00 p.m. Paradise Funeral Home with Rev. A.L Brown Officiating by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Family Hour will be from 12 Noon -until service time at Paradise Funeral Home

” Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”