Ivey Bee


Mrs. Ivey Lea Bee, 83, of Pine Bluff passed on Thursday, August 16, 2018. She was born on June 4, 1935, in Thornton, Arkansas, to the late Mr. Henry and Annie L. Thomas. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Carolyn Cobb and Virginia Thomas; brother, Leroy Green; and grandsons, Mario and Darius Bee.


She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Leon Bee (Pine Bluff, AR); five sons, Leon Reginald (Tamara) Bee (Bryant, AR), Frank (Lillian) Bee, Sr. (Little Rock, AR), Felix, Karl, and Frederick Bee (all of Pine Bluff, AR); twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Funeral Services will be 2:30pm, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Indiana Street M.B.C. (1114 Indiana Street Pine Bluff, Arkansas) by Rev. Brian L. Castle. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Section of Graceland Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.


Visitation will be Friday, 5:30 pm–7pm at Brown Funeral Home. Her body will lie in-state Saturday, 1:45 pm until service. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Billy Dunbar, Sr.


Mr. Billy Ray Dunbar, Sr., 73, of Pine Bluff, AR passed peacefully Thursday, August 16, 2018 at UAMS in Little Rock, AR where He was surrounded with love and support from His loved ones. He was born June 19, 1945, raised and cared for by his loving grandparents the late Charles and Eliza Dunbar.


Billy leaves to cherish his memory: a daughter, Shonzetta Dunbar (Stuttgart, AR); a son, Billy Ray Dunbar, Jr. (Los Angeles, CA); a mother, Ruby Dunbar (Pine Bluff, AR); three sisters, Sharryon Dunbar, sister-cousin (Springfield, IL); Tyann Dunbar and Eloise Paulett Dunbar (Pine Bluff, AR); two brothers, Danté (Mary) Tippin (Maumelle, AR) and Harrell (Pam) Terrell (Kalamazoo, MI); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.


Funeral service will be at 10:00am, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Pine Hill M.B.C. by Rev. Joseph Williamson, III. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.


Visitation will be Friday, 5 pm-7pm at Brown Funeral Home. His body will lie in-state Saturday, 9:15 am until service. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Ora Butler


Mrs. Ora Lee Butler, 65, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Friday, August 17, 2018.


Funeral service will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Living Word M.B. Church by Rev. Melvin Harrison. Interment will be in Prairie Lake Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.


Visitation/Family hour will be Friday, 5 pm-6:30 pm at Brown Funeral Home. Her body will lie in-state Saturday, 12:15 pm until service. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Lolita Watson


Mrs. Lolita Renee Watson, 64, of Pine Bluff, AR passed away on August 9, 2018. Lolita’s memorial service will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Share A Prayer Church by Pastor Juanita Miller. Memorial services entrusted to Brown Funeral Home. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Sammie Lee Johnson


Mrs. Sammie Lee Smith Johnson, 70, of Pine Bluff passed away August 16, 2018. Celebration of Life will be Saturday 10:30 a.m. at New Salem M.B. Church-Sherrill with Rev. Joshua Pickett Officiating Interment will be in New Salem Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Family Hour will be Friday from 6:00p.m. -7:00p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home. ”Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Roy Jones


Mr. Roy Jones 63, of Pine Bluff Passed away August 16, 2018. Celebration of Life will be Saturday 3:00p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home Rev. Renice R. Davis Officiating Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Family Hour will be Friday from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better”!


Lula Mae Hamilton


Ms. Lula Mae Hamilton, 70, of Pine Bluff Passed away on August 17,2018. Celebration of Life will be Saturday 3:00p.m. at New Birth Baptist Church with Rev. Christopher Briggs Officiating Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery Cedar Grove Section by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Family Hour will be Friday from 4:30p.m.-5:30p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better”!


Betty Austin


Mrs. Betty Austin, 72, of Stuttgart, Arkansas passed away on August 19, 2018. Celebration of Life will be Saturday 10:30a.m. at Allen Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Gilbert Byrd Officiating Interment will be in St. Ollie Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Family Hour will be Friday from 5:00 p.m.-6:00p.m. at Paradise-Integrity Funeral Home of Stuttgart. ”Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Claratha Thornton


Claratha Thornton, 71, of Monticello Passed August 19, 2018 Graveside Service will be Saturday 4:00 p.m. at Coleman Cemetery-Dermott with Rev. Raymond Hawkins Officiating by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello.


Family Hour will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. at Ash Street M.B. Church-Dermott. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better”!


Ila J. Moore


Ila J. Moore, 101, of Monticello Passed August 22, 2018 Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better”!