LITTLE ROCK - Mrs. Marie Wright Rawlings, 89, of Little Rock, Ark. passed October 21, 2017. She was born in Dumas, Ark. to the late Will Wright, Sr. and Ophelia Johnson Wright.
She leaves to cherish her memories: son, Rev. Ronald Cooper of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Brenda Tillman of Little Rock, Ark. and Valerie Lewis of Scott, Ark.; three brothers, Samuel Wright of Hot Springs, Ark., Will Wright, Jr. of Pine Bluff and John Wright of Arlington, Texas; three sisters, Mary Franklin and Martha White both of Pine Bluff and Ophelia Boatwright of Wayne, Mich.; four Grandchildren; five Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Greater Ward Chapel A.M.E Church by Rev. Hazel J. Linton. Interment will be Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, 5 - 7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
Her body will lie in-state, Saturday, 1:45 p.m., until service.
Rosemary Lessel Stacy, 78, was born March 12, 1939 to James Lee Lessel and Ina Ewing Jeremiah in Lonoke County.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 31 years, Donald and one brother, Jimmy.
She is survived by one son: Gary Stacy (Karen) of White Hall, Ark.; two daughters: Belinda Hayes (Jerry) of White Hall and Cindy Buckley (Gary) of Hardin, Ark.; five grandchildren: Jason Hayes (Lindsey) of White Hall, Brittany Lindley (David) of Sheridan, Heather Long (Hank) of Pansy, Ark., Jeffery Hayes and fiancé Mikie of White Hall, Donald Tyler Stacy (Sarah) of White Hall; seven great-grandchildren; one sister: Rebecca Wilkins of Hampton, Ark.; one brother: Julius Alvin Lessel (Sandie) of Stevinson, Calif. along with her nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Rosemary loved her family, gardening, camping, and fishing as long as she was able. She was a graduate of Altheimer High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for Mobile Waste and R. C. Cola. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Services for Rosemary will be graveside at 2 P. M. Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Ark. with Pastor Jordan Ferris officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Hayes, Jeffery Hayes, Terry Gross, Terry Gracie, Lucky Hendricks and Richard Cooper.
Visitation will be from 5 - 7 P. M. Friday, October 27th at Roller England Funeral Home (501) 842-3939.
AUGUSTA, GA. - Steve Hill, 63, of Augusta, Georgia, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
He was born August 6, 1954 in Brunswick, Ga., son of Fred and Robbie Cadwell Hill.
Steve was reared and received his early education in Georgia and Texas, graduating from Southwest High School in Fort Worth, Texas.
He worked as a truck driver.
Steve was preceded in death by his father and brother, Kyle Hill.
Survivors include his mother, Robbie Hill of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and brother, Gary Hill of Arlington, Texas.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m., Monday, October 30, 2017 at Graceland Cemetery with Father Joseph Marconi officiating.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors (online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com).
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, PO Box 7434, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71611.
Mark Edwin Turner, 57, of Pine Bluff, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
He was born June 7, 1960, in Little Rock, a son of Robert Charles Turner and Billie Ann Ray. He was reared and received his education in Pine Bluff, where he attended Dollarway Schools.
Mark is survived by his mother Billie Ann Turner; daughter, Dana Hendrick; sister, Terri Cicero (Gary) of Pine Bluff; brother, Charles Ray of Pine Bluff, and one grandson.
He was preceded in death by his father; Robert Charles Turner, and one brother, Richard Turner.
A Memorial Service will be Saturday, October 28, 2017, 3 PM, at Ralph Robinson and Son, with Russel Jasper officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service time.
Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
Limmie Carter Bins was born September 20, 1918 in Ellison, Ark. to the late Limmie and Willie Carter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Nathan Binns, four brothers, six sisters and one daughter.
She leaves to cherish her memories her two sons, Charles Binns and Dornet Binns; five daughters, Willistine Walker, JoAnn Caldwell, Shirley Coleman, Dorothy Spears, and Samester Binns; seventeen grandchildren, forty-four great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Family Hour/Visitation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Perry Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. at International House of Praise, Reverend Al Carter, Eulogist; Minister Reggie Cole, Officiating.
Burial will follow at Altheimer Community Cemetery under the direction of Perry Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
Mrs. Pauline Scott, 92 of Pine Bluff passed October 18, 2017.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at New Home M.B.C. (3000 S. Orange St.) by Rev. Aaron Barnes. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
Visitation will be Friday, 5 - 7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
Her body will lie in-state, Saturday, 9:15 am until service.
Mr. Eddie Gene Cavett, 60, of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed October 20, 2017. He was born in Bolton,
MS to the late James Rogers and Annie Laurie Cavett of Clifton, Miss.
He leaves to cherish memories to: wife, Rose Smith Cavett of Pine Bluff, Ark.; His mother; one son, Mario Cavett and one daughter, Camera Dolls both of Pine Bluff, Ark.; two brothers, Bruce Cavett of Mansfield, Texas and Michael Cavett of Clinton, Miss.; two sisters, Amanda Cavett of Byron, Miss. and Laura Cavett of Clinton, Miss.; One Grandchild.
Funeral Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Damascus Church by Rev. Lavara Henry. Interment will be Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
His body will lie in-state, Saturday, 1:15 p.m., until service.
Henry Greene, Jr.
CAMDEN - Henry Luther Greene Jr., age 95 of Camden, Ark. departed this life on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to be with his Lord and Savior. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, October 30, 2017 at Cullendale First Baptist Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 - 9 PM Sunday at Proctor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com
WARREN - Chloteen Sharp Willis age 90, of Warren, Ark. died Tuesday, October 24th, at Springdale, Ark. She was born March 25, 1927 in Vick, Ark. A daughter of the late John Clifton Sharp and Artie Mae Corker Sharp, she attended and graduated from the Vick Public Schools as a salutatorian.
She was a housewife and homemaker for her family, she then attended UAM and received her nursing degree as a Register Nurse, where she spent 35 years in nursing. She was of the Pentecostal Faith and the wife of L.D. Willis, whom she married September 11th, 1944 and he died December 13th, 2010. Also preceding her in death is a son, Don Willis, a brother Henry Sharp, a sister Catherine Smith and a grandson Jonathan Wisner.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Marsha Saddler and spouse Jerry, Springdale, Ark. and Brenda Wisner and spouse John, White Hall, Ark. A sister Cleo Jennings, El Dorado, Ark., 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services 2 PM Sunday, October 29th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Jerry Saddler officiating. Burial in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Visitation 12:30 PM till service time on Sunday, October 29th at Frazer’s Chapel. Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com
HELOTES, TEXAS - Mrs. Earnesteen Merriweather, 82, of Helotes, Texas passed October 20, 2017.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church by Pastor Tommy L. Breamsey, Sr. Interment will be Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home.
Her body will lie in-state, Saturday, 9:15 a.m., until service.
Our shooting star, Clinon Ray Williamson, 83, of Pine Bluff, went on to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at UAMS, Little Rock.
He was born September 21, 1934 in Itawamba County, Miss., son of Curtis and Sibyl Frost Williamson.
He was reared and received his early education in Dumas and Altheimer. Mr. Williamson went on to attend college at University of Monticello and Fayetteville for three and a half years, where he majored in Agriculture. He served his country in the Arkansas National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1961.
Mr. Williamson was a Christian man who loved spending his time on the White River fishing and hunting in his spare time. He was very happy living in the Island Harbor Community. He was an active member of the Island Harbor Fire Department since it’s inception in 1991, President of the Home Owners Association 2001 - 2011, and served on the Board of Directors for Home Owners Association for the past twenty years.
Mr. Williamson worked as an Engineer at Cotton Belt Railroad, Southern Pacific and retired from Union Pacific Railroad.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Donald Williamson; and sister, “Tillie” Williamson Newell.
Survivors include sisters, Wavelene and Van “Louetta” Williamson; daughters, Monique and Nicole Williamson; son, Curtis Williamson; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Williamson will be in state Sunday afternoon, 2 - 4 p.m. at Robinson’s.
Services will be held 10 a.m., Monday, October 30, 2017 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Gary Bell officiating.
Graveside service will be Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 1 p.m., at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Golden, Miss.
Family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at UAMS ICU for their special care during his illness.
Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
James McClain 56, of Pine Bluff Celebration of Life will be Saturday 10:30 a.m. New Bethlehem M.B. Church of with Rev. Chestine Sims Officiating Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
The Family Hour/ Visitation will be from 5 - 6:30p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home.
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Chauncey C. Long 18, of Pine Bluff passed October 22, 2017. Funeral Arrangement will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home.
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WABBASEKA - Beatrice Grigler, 88, of Wabbaseka, passed October 22, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born November 8, 1928 to the late Adolphus and Ester Ashford- Gotell Buie in Altheimer.
Survivors include two sons, Albert (Toni) Grigler of Conway and Robert Grigler of Pine Bluff; stepson, Eugene Graydon, Sr. of North Little Rock; two daughters, Annie Dunn of Pine Bluff and Evelyn Grigler of Wabbaseka; 16 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and four great- great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday 11 a.m. at Mt. Bayou Baptist Church in Altheimer by Rev. Lafayette Woods. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Henson- Holcomb Mortuary.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Mortuary.
The body will lie in repose at the Church from 10 a.m. until funeral time.