Linda Sue Soffar Williams, 71, of White Hall, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 21, 2018, at her home surrounded by family. Linda was born February 17, 1947 in Pine Bluff, to H.S. and Dorothy Soffar. She graduated Pine Bluff High School in 1965.

Linda married Clayton Williams on July 29, 1965. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage for 53 years. She was the city girl who married the country boy.

Linda gave her life to Jesus in the Spring of 1958 at age 11, and was baptized two weeks later. She was a member of First Baptist Church White Hall, AR. She was a teacher of children, adults, and ladies’ classes. Linda served on many committees and ministries. She served on the Building Committee for the relocation site of which she helped design the stain glass window. She was active in Bible Study Fellowship for a number of years. Linda loved to read and study God’s Word. She was strong in her faith and not ashamed of her Christian values.

Linda worked and retired from the White Hall School District serving as receptionist at the Julius Brown Administrative Building for over 20 years. She loved watching her boys in sports, choirs, and church activities. She volunteered alongside her husband for countless hours in school and church. Linda loved to serve others and show love to everyone.

Linda and Clayton served on the Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief Team of the Harmony Baptist Association. They also volunteered on many trips with the Arkansas Nailbenders for Jesus; a ministry partner with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention that provides construction volunteers for churches across Arkansas.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Linda is survived by her husband, Clayton; three sons, Brian C. Williams (Jessica), Paul H. Williams (Missy), and Kelly L. Williams (Ashleigh) all of White Hall; two sisters, Sylvia Graves (Roy) of Fordyce, and Sherry Wilson (Robert) of Tyler, TX. Linda was “Nana” to eight grandchildren, Cody Williams (Cobie), Cady Roberts (Cory); MiKayla, Noah, Hannah, Lindsey, Camryn, and Jack Ryan Williams; and 2 great-grandchildren, Cason Williams and Caroline Roberts.

Visitation will be Monday, September 24, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of White Hall.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at First Baptist Church of White Hall with Reverend Jim Monroe officiating.

Memorials may be made to the church she loved and served in for over 40 years, First Baptist Church White Hall Building Fund, PO Box 20307, White Hall, Arkansas 71612.

Arrangements were handled by Robinson and Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel (online register:

Linda Willis 

Linda Sue Willis, 79, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday September 19, 2018 in Little Rock.

She was born May 7, 1939 in El Dorado to Hudie Dale and Mary Lois Mason Dumas.

She graduated from El Dorado High School. Sue was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist where she helped make costumes for the dramas and the Church Banners.

Sue enjoyed cooking and being the hostess for family and friends. She was especially known for her chocolate pies. She was a member of the Quilters Guild and a seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Martha Modisette and Janell Deaton; brother, Jerrel Dumas and half sister, Maureen Dumas.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, G.W. Willis; sons, Kenneth Willis of Batesville, Bill Willis of Fort Smith; daughter, Gina Schrantz of White Hall; a sister, Frances Thurlkill of El Dorado; half-brothers, Jimmy Dumas of Harrison, Donny Dumas of Monroe, Louisiana; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be Monday September 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM followed by the funeral service at 2:30 pm at Watson Chapel Baptist Church. Reverend Todd Howard will be officiating.

Burial will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Online register at

Ivory Bell 

Mrs. Ivory Bell, 91, of Pine Bluff, AR passed September 21, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.