Murrieta, Calif. - Shelvey Lee Thomas (Big Red) formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed away June 27, 2018. He was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. to late Ms. Virgil A. Thomas.

Memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 2008 Vaugine, Pine Bluff, Ark.

Jerlean Hudson

Mrs. Jerlean Hudson, 85, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away July 3, 2018 at J.R.M.C. Services by Perry Funeral Home.

Renner Rauls

Ms. Renner Rauls, 94, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away June 30, 2018. She was born August 27, 1923 to the late George and Lucy Rauls in Rison, Ark.

She leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, JoAnn Riley of Pine Bluff, Ark.; four grandchildren, Pamela Rauls, Deterrio Rauls, Mario (Keasha) Rauls all of Pine Bluff, Ark. and Lamonica Rauls of Little Rock, Ark.

Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m., today, July 6, 2018 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Hawley Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. David Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Lawn Cemetery. Services by Perry Funeral Home.

Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Fay Harris, 74 of Pine Bluff, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Born July 4, 1944 at Marion, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Shelton Elder and Martha Elizabeth Coleman Harper.

Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and a member of Green Meadows Baptist Church.

Her pastimes included fishing, gardening and spoiling grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Elder; and son, Scott Harris.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Marion Harris; son, Randall Harris and wife Patricia; a brother, Guthrie Ray “Gus” Elder; grandsons, Jason Harris, Harley Harris, Randall Harris, Jr., and Gabriel Harris; Niece, Karen Smith and husband John, their children, Michael (Stephanie), Kayla and Spencer; and many other loving family and friends.;

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 7th, one o’clock in the afternoon at Green Meadows Baptist Church with Brother Russell Jasper officiating. Burial will follow in Leek/Drake Cemetery at Star City.

Visitation will be Saturday from noon until service time at the church.

Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com

Edythe Hale

Edythe LaVelle “Dilly” Hale, age 83, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Born September 20, 1934 at Waldport, OR, she was the daughter of the late Orville Lee Johnson and LaVonne Hall Johnson.

For 16 years, she was employed by Da/Pro Rubber Company in California. A resident of Pine Bluff since 1980, she worked as a nameplate machine specialist at Central Moloney for 20 years prior to her retirement.

Survivors include a goddaughter, Kimberly Powers; and her longtime friend and caregiver, Charleen Copeland.

Services and burial will take place at a later date in California.

Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com

Willie Lampkin

Willie B. Lampkin, 85, of Grady passed June 30, 2018 at Gardner Nursing Home in Star City, Ark. Henson-Holcomb Mortuary incharge of arrangements.

Willie Drayer

Mr. Willie Bea Drayer, 74, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Myrtle Earnest

Mrs. Myrtle Deadmon Earnest, 96, of Pine Bluff, AR passed June 28, 2018. She was born on December 19, 1921 to the late Samuel Deadmon, Sr. and Mattie Simmons Deadmon.

She leaves to cherish her memories to: Two Sons, Wendell Earnest of Pine Bluff, AR and Larry Earnest of Philadelphia, MS; Three Daughters, Yvonne Humphrey and Jeanette Hence both of Pine Bluff, AR and Jacqueline Keeylan of Los Angeles, CA; 11 Grandchildren; Nine Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at New Town Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Melvin D. Graves. Interment will be in Bellwood Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

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

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

www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com

Clara Woods

Clara Mae Woods, 75, of Pine Bluff, passed away July 2, 2018. She was born May 15, 1943 to the late Isom Cross, Sr. and late Ruthie Cross in Pine Bluff.

She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of First Assembly of God and participated in the Music Department.

Survivors include two sons, Tony Cross and Victor M. Lowe; three daughters Sherry Washington, Twona Frazier, and Kim Lassiter; 4 brothers, Rev. Isom Cross Jr., Kenneth Cross, Maurice Cross, and Rodney Mix ; one sister, Mary K Cross; 14 Grandchildren and 22 Great-Grandchildren and host of other family members and friends.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, 11:00 am at First Assembly of God in Pine Bluff. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday at Christian Way Funeral Home 6:00 – 8:00 pm

www.christianwayfh.com

Preston Gaddy

Fort Worth, Texas - Preston Gaddy , 81, of Fort Worth, TX , formerly of Wabbaseka, AR passed away on July 1, 2018.

He was born February 13, 1937 in Wabbaseka to Beatrice Gaddy and the late Albert Gaddy, Sr.

Survivors include five daughters: Carmen Jolley, Rita Gaddy, Lisa Gaddy, Yvonne Gaddy; Patricia Gaddy; two sons: Preston Gaddy Jr., and Damon Gaddy mother, Beatrice Gaddy, ten brothers; seven sisters, and 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends .

Funeral services will be 10:00 am; Saturday, July 07, 2018 at Second Baptist Church in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. The body will lie in state from 9.15 am until time of service. Burial will be in Wabbaseka Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Christian Way Funeral Home.

http://www.christianwayfh.com/

Carlton Collins

Kingsland - Carlton "Skip" Dean Collins, 54, of Kingsland died July 4, 2018.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of twenty-eight years, Teresa Collins; mother, Margaret (Bud) Graham; sons, Jimmy (Shana) Bell, Tyler Collins, daughter, Brandy Howie; sisters, Laura (Eddie) Gomez, Meredith Graham; brothers, Mark (Betty) Collins, Michael Graham; grandson, Travis Ward and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 5:00p.m., Saturday at Crossroads Cemetery in Kingsland with Reverend Mark Rivers officiating. Visitation will be 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. www.buiefuneralhome.com.

Melvin Morris

Mr. Melvin Ray Morris 68, of Pine Bluff passed June 25, 2018. Celebration of Life for Deacon Melvin Morris will be Saturday 10:30a.m. at New St. James M.B. Church with Rev. James Barnes officiating. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery V.A. Section by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Family Hour/ Visitation will be Friday from 5:00-7:00p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home.

” Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Kenneth Farris

Mr. Kenneth Farris 55, of Pine Bluff passed June 26, 2018. Celebration of Life for Mr. Kenneth Farris will be Saturday 3:00p.m. Mt. Carmel M.B. Church with Supt. Henry Hellums, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Family Hour/ Visitation will be Friday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home.

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Dorothy Burks

Little Rock - Dorothy J. Burks 61, of Little Rock passed June 28, 2018. Celebration of Life for Dorothy Burks will be Saturday at 1:00p.m. Faith Temple Full Gospel Deliverance Center, Little Rock with Rev. Donald Culverson officiating by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

” Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Jaliya Marks

Monticello - Jaliya Latrice Marks 11, of Monticello passed July 1, 2018. Celebration of Life will be Saturday10:00a.m. Monticello Middle School with Apostle Lorenzo Simmons officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello.

Family Hour/ Visitation will be Friday from 5:00-7:00p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home.

” Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Carl Avery

Stuttgart - Carl Avery 59, of Stuttgart passed July 4, 2018. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise-Integrity Funeral Home of Stuttgart.

” Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”