James Russell Ard, 66, a resident of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, January 28, 2012, at his home.

James Russell Ard, 66, a resident of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, January 28, 2012, at his home.

Born November 19, 1945, in Pine Bluff, he was a son of Otha and Ollie Anderson Ard.

Mr. Ard worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad. James Russell Ard married Cindi Foster on December 17, 1981, in Pine Bluff.

Survivors include his wife, Cindi Ard; his mother, Ollie Ard; three sons, Bryan Ard, Gordon Ard, and Jared Rose; one daughter, Mary Ann Romine; two brothers, Jessie and Larry Ard; three sisters, Ida Works, Teresa Funderburg, and Tracie Stanley; ten grandchildren.

The visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Ralph Robinson & Son.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at Providence Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Hartsfield officiating.

Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son.

Online register at: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.