WHITE HALL - Susan Renee Kittler, 61, of White Hall, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Trinity Village in Pine Bluff, Ark.

She was born November 21, 1955, in Hobart, Okla.

Susan attended Watson Chapel High School. She married her loving husband, James Kittler, in 1978 in Pine Bluff.

She was preceded in death by her father, John M. Barrett, and brother, Mike Barrett.

She is survived by her husband, James Kittler of White Hall; daughter, Renee’ Kittler of White Hall; mother, Eva June Barrett of Pine Bluff; sisters Deanna (Kenneth) Coffman of Indianapolis, Ind., Sharon (Gary) Owen of Star City, Paula (Jimmy) Courtney and Leslie Barrett of Pine Bluff; close family friend Tommy James of Pine Bluff and many other friends and loved ones

The family will receive friends 1 p.m., Monday, October 30, 2017 at Cranford Funeral Home Chapel, services to follow at 2 PM with Reverend David Sloate officiating.

Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Pine Bluff.

Online condolences can be made at www.CranfordFH.com

Howard Stiers

ALVIN, TEXAS - Howard Stiers passed away surrounded by his family on October 16, 2017, at his home is Alvin, Texas at the age of 82. Howard and his wife, Mary, recently celebrated 63 years of marriage. They enjoyed traveling together, loved to dance, and spend time with family and friends. Howard was preceded in death by his parents and son, Howard Jr. (“Pete”). He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Angela and husband, Dan Clay; son, Steve Stiers; grandsons, Andrew Stiers and Jeremy Clay, and 2 great-grandsons.

Condolences may be mailed to P. O. Box 1785, Alvin, Texas 77512.

Willie Elliott, Jr.

Willie “Pete” Roscoe Elliott, Jr., 59, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Elliott was born July 22, 1958, in Pine Bluff, to Iva Nell Weaver Munn and the late Willie Roscoe Elliott. He was reared and received his education in White Hall, where he attended White Hall High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Mr. Elliott worked for Pine Bluff Glass Company for 15 years. He had also worked for John’s Glass Company.

He is survived by his daughter, Laura Elliott of Pine Bluff; two grandchildren, Luke Elliott and Analynn Ryles, both of Pine Bluff; three brothers, Jack Elliott of Metropolis, Ill., Bobby Joe Elliott and Sammy Munn of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Carla Nelson of Hot Springs and Becky Turchi of Pine Bluff; and his mother, Iva Nell Munn; and his ex-wife and good friend, Susan Goldberger of Pine Bluff.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie R. Elliott, Sr., brother, Paul Allen Elliott, and his step-mother, Zelma Elliott.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 2 PM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Home with Reverend Theo Shelton officiating.

Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com

Robert Michael

Robert “Bob” Michael, 76, of the Hardin Community, died Thursday, October 26, 2017.

He was born March 9, 1941 near Sheridan son of Ralph and Margie Kelley Michael.

Bob was reared and received his early education in Redfield. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He retired from Varco-Pruden.

Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising a vegetable garden.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Marilyn Young Michael; his parents; daughter, Tracy Lynn Miller; and four sisters, Dot Cruce, O’Dean Rawls, Lois Wallace and Ruth Pye.

Survivors include his son, Kenneth Michael (Carole) of Hardin; brother, Caroll Michael; four sisters, Alma Carroll, Doris McCombs, Helen Caplinger, Arlene Harris; four grandchildren, Allen Michael, Chancellor Miller, Tristan Miller and Ashlynn Miller.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Pastor Dean Clausing officiating. Interment will follow in Jones Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until service time at Robinson’s.

Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com

Helen Karlovic

LITTLE ROCK - Helen “Hanna” Miriam Karlovic, of Little Rock, died on Wednesday morning, October 25, 2017. She was born in Green Bay, Wisc. on June 5th, 1929, to Nettie Johanna Peterson Karlovic and Martin John Karlovic. Her father immigrated to the United States from what was then Austria and is now Croatia, at the age of 16. He became an American citizen later in life. Her mother’s parents were immigrants as well, originating from Norway and Denmark. The Martin Karlovic family moved from Denmark, Wisc. to Pine Bluff, Ark. and eventually to a farm in Woodlawn, Ark. in Jefferson County.

Helen was a voracious reader and a good student. Immediately upon graduation from Woodlawn High School at the age of 17, she traveled to Memphis, Tenn. and entered St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. She graduated three years later with a degree in nursing and went to work for the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Memphis.

She loved her time in Memphis, made many lifelong friends, and enjoyed hosting family members for visits to the big city. When her father became ill, Helen returned to Pine Bluff to assist with his care and accepted a nursing position with the VA Hospital in Little Rock. She worked primarily with neurology and neurosurgery patients.

She retired from the VA after 35 years, but promptly joined the staff of Dr. Sue Frigon in Pine Bluff. When she and her sister moved to Little Rock in 1995, Helen joined the staff of Tipton & Hurst. She worked on the sales floor at the Heights location and, just like in her nursing career, Helen was a diligent, conscientious and responsible worker. She was loved and valued by customers and staff alike.

Although Helen never had children, she claimed her six nieces and nephews as her own and enjoyed spoiling them at every opportunity.

Likewise, she was devoted to her seven great-nieces and nephews and took pleasure in attending their sporting events and school-related activities. Like her father, Hanna loved animals, especially boxer dogs. She was a talented artist and produced many beautiful oil paintings. She enjoyed travel, fine dining and good wine, and will be remembered for her love of culture and the arts.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Martin John (Buddy) Karlovic of Novato, Calif.

She is survived by her sister, Katherine Louise Karlovic Johnson of Little Rock; a sister-in-law, Sandra Dickey Karlovic of Novato, Calif.; two nephews, Martin Stephen Karlovic and wife, Tami, of Rose Valley, Penn., and Jay Michael Johnson and wife, Elizabeth, of Little Rock; four nieces, Karla Ann Johnson of Little Rock, Stacy Lynn Johnson Hurst and husband, Howard, of Little Rock, Karen Rebecca Karlovic of San Francisco, and Katherine Anne Karlovic Ruimmerman and husband, Alex, of Truckee, Calif.; and seven great-nieces and nephews, John Robert Karlovic and wife, Carrie, of San Jose, Calif., Matthew Stephen Karlovic of High Point, N.C., Kelsey Nicole Caeser of New York, N.Y., and Conley Karlovic Hurst, Windsor Roark Johnson, Johanna Cates Hurst, and Katherine Elizabeth Johnson, all of Little Rock.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ruebel Funeral Home and an online guest book is available for condolences at


Earl Holmes, III

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mr. Earl Holmes, III, 43 of Charlotte, N.C. passed October 11, 2017. He was born in Pine Bluff to Earl Holmes, II of Milwaukee, Wisc. and Penny L. Carter Holmes of Pine Bluff, Ark.

He leaves to cherish memories to: His Parents; one son, Caleb Mingo of Charlotte, N.C. and one sister, Enka Robinson of Houston, Texas.

A Graveside Service will be 10 a.m., Monday, October 30, 2017 in St. Luke Cemetery by Rev. R.L. Tisdale. Services entrusted by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation will be Sunday, 4 - 6 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.

Cedric Lightfoot

WHITE HALL - Mr. Cedric Lightfoot, 43, of White Hall passed October 26, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark.