SHERIDAN Michael James Lunsford, 50, of Sheridan, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011. He was born June 27, 1961 in Pine Bluff to Elizabeth Fischer Knight.

SHERIDAN Michael James Lunsford, 50, of Sheridan, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011. He was born June 27, 1961 in Pine Bluff to Elizabeth Fischer Knight.

He attended Rison and Pine Bluff Schools. Michael worked at Wal-Mart in Sheridan and had worked for Exel in Mechanicsberg, Pa., before returning to Arkansas. His passion was for drawing and painting.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Ina Fischer, Mary and Roy Jewell and a step-brother, Don Petty.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Elizabeth and James Knight of Sheridan; father and step-mother, Danny and Mannett Lunsford of Rison; brother, Phillip Lunsford of Rison, step-brother, Dewayne Knight of Bald Knob; niece, Morgan Lunsford of Rison; nephews, Hunter Lunsford of Rison, Sean Ashcraft of Pine Bluff.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall with Bro. Charles Cantwell officiating.

Memorials may be made to New Beginning Baptist Church, Old Warren Road, Pine Bluff, Ark.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Fitzhugh Cemetery by Cranford Funeral Home (www.cranfordfh.com).