ALTHEIMER - Mrs. Margaret Ann Manning-Moore, 64 of Altheimer, Ark. passed October 15, 2017. She was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. to James Manning of Tampa, Fla. and the late Mary Ann Moore Manning.
She leave to cherish her memories to her Father and two brothers, James Manning, Jr. and Lewis Manning both of Altheimer, Ark.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017 at New Hope M.B.C. in Altheimer by Rev. Fred Johnson. Interment will be in Altheimer Community Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
HOT SPRINGS - Neal Edwin Graves, 56, of Hot Springs, Ark., went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 22, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs.
Mr. Graves was born December 10, 1960, in Pine Bluff, a son of Ed Graves and Peggy Graves Ralstin. He was reared and received his education in Pine Bluff, where he graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1979. After high school, he attended and graduated from the University Central Arkansas at Conway.
Neal worked as a Certified Public Accountant.
When he wasn’t working or spending time with his family, Neal enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Sheila Conrad Graves, whom he married August 8, 1986, in Pine Bluff; his mother, Peggy Ralstin of Hot Springs; sister, Teresa Carman (Bruce) of Grady; sister-in-law, Pam Monk (Jeff) of Woodlawn; Father-in-law, Morris Conrad of White Hall; three nieces, Sara and Allison Carman of Grady and Nicole Monk of Woodlawn.
Neal was preceded in death by his father; Ed Graves in 1985.
Funeral services will be Thursday, October 26, 2017, 2 PM, at Good Faith Cemetery with Reverend Bill Hilburn officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:30 at the cemetery.
Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
Robert Edward Crosby, 79, of Pine Bluff, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017. Mr. Crosby was born February 14, 1938, a son of the late Arnold Lee and Opal Inez Johnson Crosby.
Reared and educated in Pine Bluff, Mr. Crosby was a 1956 graduate of White Hall High School. He later joined the United States Army Reserve before becoming employed at International Paper Company as a Lab operator, where he later retired after more than 47 years of service.
Robert’s hobbies included fishing, hunting with the Willis-Drake Hunting Club, and gardening.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Edward Crosby; brother, Herbert Crosby; and son-in-law, Chris Carroll.
Survivors include his loving wife, Bessie Elizabeth “Liz” Slaten Crosby, to whom he married February 21, 1959 in Pine Bluff; daughters, Lisa G. Crosby of Alexandria, Va., Rita K. French (Tracy) of Cabot and Cara B. Carroll of Pine Bluff; brother, Geral Dene Crosby; sisters, Wilma Taylor and Greta Lisenbey; six grandchildren, Jonathon Allbritton, Tracie French, Collin French, Elisabeth Miller, Maggie French Collins, and Bradford French; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Reverend Johnny Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. at Robinson’s.
Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
Heaven became a little richer on October 19th, 2017 as Rachel Atkinson passed from this earth. To all who knew her, she was the embodiment of love, and will be sorely missed by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and her many, many friends. Rachel was brought up in Pine Bluff, Ark. and fell in love with a local war hero, Eddie Atkinson. They married soon after WWII and began quite the adventure together, raising five children and traveling the world. This traveling can take a toll on families, but Rachel’s love bonded the family through good times and bad. She always made each new house a home where her children felt safe…and loved. Her homes became renowned by extended families and friends as a welcome place to celebrate holidays and hospitality and where all were welcomed.
She joins in Heaven her husband Eddie and her son Ross, along with her parents and two brothers.
She is survived by her daughters and son and their spouses, Pam and Chuck Parkes, Jo and Norm Jones, Karen Mauer, and Jim and Jule Atkinson, along with 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren (with two more on the way). While we grieve the loss of such a beautiful soul from our midst, we rejoice in the many fond memories we have of Rachel and her loving nature that made us all better human beings. Her loving legacy will be passed down for many generations to come. We miss you, Mom and know you’ll always be loved.
Services will be held at First Christian Church, Rogers, Arkansas on Saturday, October 28 at 10 am. The family requests no flowers, instead donations to First Christian Church would be appreciated.
BENTONVILLE - Stephen Topping, 39, of Bentonville, Ark. passed away October 20, 2017. He was born November 3, 1977 in Sibanor, Gambia, West Africa to Rev. Gordon J. Topping and Ann B. Topping.
Stephen is survived by his two precious daughters, Megan Nicole Topping of Augusta, WV and Madison Kate Topping of Whitehall, Ark.; his parents Gordon and Ann Topping of Bentonville, Ark.; his siblings, Carolyn Davis (John) of Rogers, Ark., Jacqueline Stinnett (Jason) of Salt Lake City, Utah and Jonathan Topping (Paula) of Pine Bluff, Ark.
Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church, Bentonville, Ark. on Friday, October 27 at 11 AM. Burial will be in Yell Cemetery near Tontitown, Arkansas.
Visitation will be at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services, Rogers, Ark. on Thursday, October 26 from 6 - 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Stephen Topping’s memory to Gum Springs Baptist Church, PO Box 1472, Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761.
Arrangements by Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers.