Jon Wesley Terry, 37 of White Hall, passed away, Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Born January 21, 1981, he was the son of Greg Terry and Sharon Edwards Terry.

Wes was a member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church and a graduate of White Hall High School class of 2000. He was a sports fanatic, especially football, and was a diehard Arkansas Razorback and Pittsburg Steeler fan. Caring and compassionate, Wes had a big heart and loved to make others smile.

He loved animals and anything to do with his boys as they were his world. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John & Margaret Terry; and his maternal grandparents, Leslie & Bertha Edwards. 

In addition to his parents, Wes is survived by two sons, Bryce and Brock Terry; a sister, Megan Davies (Bill); nieces, Paige & Kinley; nephews, Dosson & Dillon; and many other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 5th, 10:00 a.m at Cranford Funeral Chapel with Brother Johnathan Witcher officiating. Burial will follow in White Hall United Methodist Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:

Bethany Missionary Baptist Church

7122 Sheridan Rd, White Hall, AR 71602


White Hall Animal Shelter

P.O. Box 20100

White Hall, AR 71612

Phyllis McVay

Phyllis J. McVay (Covington), 75, of Alexander, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant.

Ms. McVay was born August 18, 1942, in Russellville, Arkansas, to the late George A. and Viverine Moore McVay. In the spring of 1944, she and her family moved to Pine Bluff. She attended the Dollarway School District, from which she graduated in 1960. After high school, she got married and gave birth to two children, a son, Donald “Don” Eugene Covington and a daughter, Trixie Lorraine Covington, who was the loves of her life. She attended beauty school and floral designing school. After her retirement, she also attended Pines Technical School (now Southeast Arkansas College) where she took courses in accounting and computers.

Ms. McVay worked for Mid-America Packaging, Inc. (currently Mondi Bags USA, LLC), retiring from there after 22 years on January 8, 1988. She and her sister owned and operated Corns a Popping and Balloons on Parade. In 1995, she returned to Russellville, where she lived until February 2002, when she moved to Benton.

She was a Baptist and a member of the local 619 United Paper Workers. She was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. She was a working mother but always found time to attend her children’s school and social activities. Her hobbies were softball, needle work, quilting, reading and decorating. In her latter years, she joined the Women’s International Bowling Conference and started bowling. In 1999, she won the Arkansas State Women’s Association Senior Tournament and went to New York to compete in the Nationals, where she came in 8th place.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Trixie Blankenship of Alexander; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George A. and Viverine McVay; her son, Donald Eugene Covington, two brothers, Charles and David McVay; two sisters, Anna M. Lisenby and Katie Lee Anderson; son-in-law, David Blankenship; and a grand-niece, Savannah Liegh Pledger.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 1:30 PM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Pastor Stacy Lisenbey officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 12:30 PM, one hour prior to the funeral service.

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Major Calloway

Major Calloway, 64, died Friday, December 29, 2017.

He was born September 4, 1953, in Eudora. He was co-owner of Major's Garage in Pine Bluff for over 20 years.

Clara Sullivan

Mrs. Clara Sullivan age 76 of Pine Bluff died Friday at JRMC. Services by Perry Funeral Home.

Charles Rice

Mr. Charles Rice passed away Friday at the Baptist Health Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Robert Upshaw

Robert Lawrence Upshaw, 74 of Pine Bluff, went to be with the Lord, February 2, 2018.

Born February 8, 1943 at Denton, Texas, he was a son of the late Eugene Upshaw and Verna Kingsfield Upshaw.

Robert was a member of Christian Life Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Carolyn Bass Upshaw, whom he married December 19, 1983; sons, Robert L. Upshaw Jr. (CJ), Phillip Smith (Samantha), Billy Upshaw and Thomas Smith (Kim); daughters, Sherri Lynn, Cathy Beardesly and Melissa Peirce (Eddie); 16 grandchildren; He and Carolyn were raising two great-granddaughters, Paris and Emily, and the girls say he is great man.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Christian Life Church in Pine Bluff. Brother Bill Kiggins and Brother Feral West will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Roberts name to Christian Life Church.

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