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Heaven has gained another angel, Susan Carol Fite, 68, passed away peacefully at her home on May 9th, 2018. She was born on April 26, 1950, to the late Hubert and Verda Mae Gorman.


Susan was a member of Family Church who loved spending time with her family. She also loved her chickens and her dogs.


She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Michael Jeffery Fite, and Her daughters Carol Michelle Wheeler-Brown (Kris Brown) and Sherry Ann Vaughn.


She will be fondly remembered by her seven grandchildren, Garrett Brown, Tyler Brown, Jeremy Holland, Tiffany Lenard, Carl Gotts, Zachary Vaughn, and Zanterra Vaughn, by her sister, Flavia Birge, and by her two brothers, Johnny Gorman and Bernard Gorman. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Sonny Gorman and Nolan Gorman.


A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 18th, 2018, at 6 p.m., at Family Church, 2500 Highway 104, White Hall, Arkansas 71602, with Brother Stephen Harrison officiating. Immediately following the Memorial Service, the family will gather at 1009 JoAnn Drive, White Hall, Arkansas 72601.


Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, 501-982-3400. www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com


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Victor Howard Stamper was born in Monroe, Louisiana to Doris and Victor Stamper. He is survived by two loving daughters, Vicki James and Shelly Bonforti and their families including Bryan James and children Adam, Ali and Lainie and David Bonforti and their child Nicholas, his sister Loraine Stamper Waschalk and her children Connie, Amy, Ray Howard and Peggy, as well as one other niece, Joy Lynn.


He attended his entire years of schooling at Watson Chapel, a suburb of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, graduating in 1949. He attended Arkansas A&M, (aka University of Arkansas), graduating in 1953 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.


A Korean War veteran, he was stationed in Fort Houston, Texas and served through September 1956. Afterwards, he worked for Rockwell Corporation for 13 years, where he met Ruby, his wife. They married on June 18, 1961.


He graduated in 1976 from CMBI with a Bachelor’s in Theology, after suffering two heart attacks in 1970. He did not continue in the ministry but continued in service and teaching until the day he passed.


Lloyd Smith


Star City - Lloyd Raymond Smith, 90, of Dumas, passed away May 11, 2018 in Star City. Born March 16, 1928 in Pine Bluff and was the son of the late, Henry Smith and Cora Woolf Smith. His parents and wife, Marise Chastain Smith preceded him in death.


Mr. Smith a member of First United Methodist Church, Dumas and was a Kappa Sigma while attending University of Arkansas. He was a Veteran, served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. And a retired area farmer for most of his life.


Survivors are a son, Steve Smith of Dumas, Arkansas.


Private memorial service held at a later date. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas, Arkansas you may sign our online guestbook at www.griffinfh.com.


Isaiah Thomas


Moline, Illinois - Isaiah (Ike) Thomas, 59, died May 7, 2018. He was born July 6, 1958 in Pine Bluff, Ark. to the late Garland and Ester Thomas Fonville.


He graduated from UAPB with a degree in Engineering. He worked 32 years for Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 2011.


He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Tiffany and brothers, Major & Jesse Fonville.


Ike is survived by his wife, Harriet; children, grandchildren, siblings, Linda Bland, Brenda Robinson, Janet Hicks, Jeannette Townsend, Roberta Spears, Gwennetta Fonville, special aunt, Rosetta Thomas; uncle, Robert C. Thomas, nieces, nephews and friends.


Services will be held at noon, May 15, at Trimble Funeral Home, 701 12th Street, Moline. Burial is in Riverside Cemetery, Moline.


Bernice Shavers


Mrs. Bernice Shavers, 91 of Grady, AR passed Friday, May 11, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.


Letha Hobbs


Mrs. Letha Hobbs, 91, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Friday, May 11, 2018. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.