Mr. Danny Ray Lee, Jr., 35, of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed away August 3, 2018. He was born October 1, 1982 to Danny Lee, Sr. and the late Bettie Lee in Pine Bluff, Ark.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m., August 11, 2018 at Family Time Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow funeral service at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. August 10, 2018 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel.

He leaves to cherish his memories five sisters, Angie Lee, Danialynn Hart, Tsheimer Lee, LaJuana Lee, Denea Lee; one brother, Tekeylas Lee and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, other family members and friends.

Services by Perry Funeral Home.

Etta Whyte

Etta B. Whyte, 95, of Pine Bluff passed August 5, 2018. Born May 27, 1923 in Warren, Ark. to the late Jessie and Annie Mae Shine.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Whyte Howard of Pine Bluff (Atlanta, GA); sons, Michael R. Whyte of Cleveland, Ohio, Raymond L. Whyte of Vail, Ariz, Carlton E. Whyte, Earl Whyte and Victor J. Whyte all of Pine Bluff and Tyrone D. Whyte of Bryant, Ark. and a host of grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Union Hopewell Baptist Church by Rev. Antonio Gayden. Burial will be Graceland Cemetery by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.

Visitation will be from 7-8 P.M. Friday at the Mortuary.

Wayne Divine

Dr. Douglas Wayne Divine, 88, of Pine Bluff, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Arrangements will be announced by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services.

LuShunda Lee

LuShunda A. Lee, 38, of Pine Bluff, passed away August 2. She leaves to cherish her memory biological mother, LuVella Ann Lee of Pine Bluff; daughter, Bri'asia Lushun Lee; four sisters LaVonda Angelique Lee, Florence Renee Lee, Sherri Elaine Urquhart all of Pine Bluff, Jennie Rowland of Jacksonville, Ar; five brothers Alfonso Antwan Barnes of Thomasville,Ga (Erica), Edward Woods (Lena), Fred Woods (Kathy), and Billy Woods all of Pine Bluff and Kenneth Lee of Jacksonville,Ar; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peters Rock Baptist Church, 1201 S. Catalpa St., Pine Bluff. Visitation 9:00-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Services entrusted to Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Louise Chaney

Louise Hedge Eifling Chaney, 91, died peacefully Sunday night, August 5, 2018.

She was born in Desha County, November 15, 1926, to Sam and Hassie Holland Hedge. Reared and educated in Desha County near Rohwer, she was a lifelong United Methodist who loved her church and was a devoted student of the Bible. She delighted in sharing love and gratitude through delicious meals and homemade treats, especially chocolate chip cookies, peanut brittle, divinity and fudge. Louise always had an eye for fashion and as a young woman made many of her own clothes. A few of her other passions included roses, birds and Razorback football. Those she loved were near and dear to her heart.

Mrs. Chaney is survived by a son, Donny Eifling and wife Martha Jo of Grady; one granddaughter, Lynne Franks and husband Hayden of Little Rock; one grandson, Clay Eifling and wife Samantha of Dumas; and four precious great-grandchildren, Emily and Harrison Franks of Little Rock and Kaylee and Chance Eifling of Dumas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Louis “Frank” Chaney, and her brother, Thomas Hedge.

A memorial service will be held on at 2:00pm on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Dark Corner Cemetery near Gould, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Arkansas Food Bank, 4301 W 65th Street, Little Rock, AR 72209.

Arthur Marchbanks, III

Fort Smith - Arthur Marchbanks, III, 65 of Fort Smith, Arkansas formally of Pine Bluff was born May 22, 1953 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Arthur Marchbanks, Jr. and Jettie Mae White.

Survivors include; Four daughters; Chetermarero Triplett of Indianapolis, IN; Rolanda Carner of Little Rock, AR; Tonesia Fields of Fort Smith, Arkansas; Kami Marchbanks of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. three sons: Roderick Marchbanks, Sr., and Mario Marchbanks both of Pine Bluff, AR and Domarcus Marchbanks of Pontoon Beach, IL; Two brothers; Edward Charles Marchbanks and Jonnie Lee Marchbanks both of Pine Bluff, AR, 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday at Christian Way Funeral Home 5 – 7 pm.

Stanley Greer

Stanley Greer known 42, of Pine Bluff passed away August 2nd. He was born July 04, 1975 to McKinley Greer and Dorothy Davis in Little Rock, Arkansas.

He is survived by a daughter, Tyler Greer , three sisters; Helen Greer, Stine Greer and JoAnn Davis; six brothers ; Vernon Greer, Michael Greer, Kenny Greer, William Holden, Maurice Anderson and Matthew Davis; Grandparents Thomas Hinton and Jerlean Wilson and other relatives.

Funeral service will be 3:00 pm, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Christian Way Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Cypress Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, at Trinity Annex Building 2900 West 6th ave 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Travis Scales

Travis Scales 32, of Pine Bluff was born June 29, 1986 to Attris Scales and Louise Renee Scales in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He departed this life July 30, 2018.

Survived by his lovely mother, Louise Renee Daniels-Scales; four sons Isaac Harris, Bryson Lamon Scales, Kristian Scales, and Travis Laron Scales Jr., all of Pine Bluff, AR; six daughters Autumn Rose Scales, LaTryauna Alyse Scales, Trikendra Williams, Malorie Scales, Alayna Adams, and Zaya Lashay Scales all of Pine Bluff, AR; one brother, Attris (Tyronica) Scales and three sisters Selie Patrice Scales-White of Minneapolis, MN, Rosland Daniels and Jennie Scales both of Pine Bluff, AR, his maternal grandmother, Robertha Daniels.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. The body will lie in state from 10:15 am until time of service. Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday at Christian Way Funeral Home 5 – 7 pm.

Jeffery Nesbitt, Jr.

Mr. Jeffery Ray Nesbitt, Jr., 70, of Sherrill, AR passed Thursday, August 2, 2018.He was born on Tuesday, February 10, 1948 in St. Louis, MO.

Visitation will be Friday, 5-7 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be 3 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018 at St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Richard Hart. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

His body will lie in-state Saturday, 2:15 p.m., until service.

Martin Washington, IV

Mr. Martin Jerry Washington, IV, 67, of Pine Bluff, AR passed away on July 26, 2018. Martin was born in Sherrill, AR to Hazel and Martin Jerry Washington, III. He proudly served as an officer in the United States Army Medical Corps. He worked as a manager for several retail stores including Kroger and The Home Depot.

He is survived by his two sons, Derrick and Martin V (Matilda) of Houston, TX; his former wife and mother of his sons, Wanda Washington; his aunt, Maeola Allen of Pine Bluff, AR; his sister Catherine Blakey (Paul) of Seattle, WA; his brothers, Kenneth Sr. of Pine Bluff, AR, and Curtis (Hosetta) of Denver, CO; His sister-in-law, Mary Ann Washington of Texas City, TX; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

His Funeral will be 12:30PM Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Antioch Baptist Church in Sherrill, AR. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. Visitation/Family Hour will be 7:30-8:30PM, Friday at Brown Funeral Home.

His body will lie in-state Saturday, 11:45AM, until service.

Lucille Royal

Mrs. Lucille Johnson Royal, 92, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Monday, August 6, 2018. She was born in Eudora, Arkansas to the late John Johnson and Easter Alexander Reed.

She leaves to cherish her memories to her: Sons, Larry Royal of Little Rock, AR , Willie Royal and Anthony Royal both of Pine Bluff, AR; Two Daughters, Velma Winfrey of Shiloh, IL and Patricia Royal Johnson of Pine Bluff, AR; One Brother, Jerald Johnson of Springfield, IL; 22 Grandchildren; 47 Great-Grandchildren; Two Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation/Family Hour will be Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be 12:30 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018 at St. Peter's Rock Missionary Baptist Church by Pastor Darren Edgerson, Sr. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Her body will lie in-state Saturday, 11:45 a.m., until service.

Verna Wilson-Johnson

Mrs. Verna "Sue" Lee Wilson-Johnson, 72, of Pine Bluff, AR passed on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. She was born December 9, 1945 to the late Samuel and Catherine Wilson, Sr.

She is survived by two sons, James Meadows (Lexington Park, MD); Samuel Atkinson (White Hall, AR); one daughter, Tonya Rayford (Collierville, TN); two brothers, George Wilson (Hot Springs, AR); Samuel Wilson, Jr. (Las Vegas, NV); one sister, Brenda Hill (Pine Bluff, AR); 5 Grandchildren, and 1 Great-grandchild.

Funeral Service will be 10:00AM, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Judah Restoration Center by Rev. Theodis Shelton. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Visitation will be Friday from 5:30PM-7:00PM, at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church.

Her body will lie in-state Saturday at 9:15AM until service.

Marilynn Cooks-Nelson

Marilynn Joyce Cooks-Nelson was born May 6, 1957, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Mr. George Cooks and the Late Rosa Wayman. Marilynn was relieved of her earthly duties Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Marilynn attended Pine Bluff High School where she graduated in 1975.She also attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where she studied Elementary Education. Marilynn was employed for many years at K-Mart. She was employed at the Department of Health and Human Services until her death. She was baptized at Highland Baptist Church under the Reverend Ricky P. Bifford. Marilynn loved to spend time with her family and friends. She love playing cards. Her life revolved around her children and grandchildren.

Marilynn will be cherished and remembered by her loving daughters: Brittney N. Nelson and Whitney (Darron) Nelson-Jones; Grandchildren: Ken’Niya D. Miller; Kanye R. Gibson and Amiya N. Googlsby; Four Sisters: Jacqueline Scott, Georgia Wayman, Joan Cooks and Greta Jackson; Three Brothers: Dave (Margie) McFadden, George Wayman and Ryan Goins; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Living Word Baptist Church with Pastor Terrance Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Section of Graceland Cemetery by the P.K. Miller Mortuary. Visitation will be held this evening at the mortuary from 5-7 p.m. Mrs. Nelson will lie in repose at the church on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Ronny Thrower

Mr. Ronny Thrower of Pine Bluff received his wings on August 1, 2018 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

He was born November 30, 1947 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Frank and Christine Thrower in Strong, Arkansas.

He was a member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Ruthell Davis and Patricia Ellis.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Pamela Thrower of Pine Bluff; one son Ronald Girard Thrower of Little Rock ; one daughter Sherry Nicole Thrower of Atlanta Georgia ; two step daughters; Whitney Sims and Kirby Williams both of Pine Bluff ; his big brother pJohnny Frank Thrower ( Lillian) of El Dorado and his baby sister; Mildred Thrower of Fayetteville Five adorable grandchildren ; Alex Thrower, Adrain Thrower, Rashawn Thrower, Mariah Sims and Makenli Sims. He also leaves a host of Nieces, Nephews , Cousin , Brother in laws and Sister in Laws and Many Friends.

Memorial Service will be Saturday August 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m Mt Harmony Baptist Church 812 East Harding Street with Dr.Robert L. Handley Officitating by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Joey Armster

Mr.Joey Lywayne Armster age 61, of Pine Bluff was born September 8, 1956 to the late Ned Armster and Elizabeth Davis. Wayne, as he was Affectionately Known was educated in the Watson Chapel Public Schools, graduating in 1975 from Watson Chapel High School.

Wayne accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age was Baptist and joined the Highland M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. S. B. Scott he seved faithful as s choir Director and Director of the Drama Department for many years .

Wayne was a licensed Cosmetologist for over 40 years . He was also a chef for many restaurants. However ,his passion was gardening and creating floral arrangements.

Wayne later joined the Family Time Ministries under the leadership of Rev. Michael Williams,Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memories four brothers; Charles Gardner(Beyhan) of St. Louis, Mo Carl Davis(Dorthen) of Pine Bluff , Kelvin Davis ( Lydia) of Maryville,Wa James Davis of Pine Bluff. Three Sisters; Renee Richardson and Sharon Davis-Foots (Ronnie) of Pine Bluff Brend Davis of Irving , Texas; Friend -Stanley Anderson of Pine Bluff a host of Neiece, nephew and Cousin and friends all of whom he loved dearly.

Memorial Service will be Sunday 5p.m. August 12, 2018 at Family Time Ministries with Rev. Renice Davis Officiating by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!

Paula Huggins

Ms. Paula Jean Huggins 63, of Desoto Texas formerly of Grady Arkansas A Celebration of Life for Ms.Paula Huggins will be Saturday 10:30a.m. Damascus MBC- Grady with Bishop Gregory Huggins,Sr Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Gardens by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Family Hour will be Friday from 5:00-7:00p.m. at Pardise Funeral Home

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Rickey Patton

Rickey L. Patton 60, of Humphrey Passed July 30, 2018 Celebration of Life will be Saturday 10:30 a.m at Holy Benton Temple COGIC -Stuttgart with Bishop Jethro Harris Officiating Interment will be in Wabbaseka Cemetery by Paradise- Integrity Funeral Home of Stuttgart.

Family Hour will be Friday from 5:00-6:00p.m. at Paradise-Integrity Funeral Home

“Only Paradise Can Serve you!”