Mrs. Georgia Ruth Pryor, 71, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR. Burial in Graceland Cemetery Wildwood Section by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Visitation/Family hour Monday, April 1, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff.

Her body will lie in-state 1:15 p.m., until service.

Henry Smith, Jr.

Mr. Henry Smith, Jr. 69, of Pine Bluff, passed away on March 26, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Horace Hawkins

Mr. Horace Hawkins, 81 of Pine Bluff, AR passed March 28, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Roger Jones

A native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Roger Anthony Jones received his education at St. Peter’s Catholic School , Trice Junior High School, and Pine Bluff High School. After high school, Roger served in the United States Air Force.

Upon completion of military service, he enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and earned a Bachelor of Science , after which he obtained his degree in Dentistry with distinction from Meharry School of Dentistry in Nashville , Tennessee.

He returned to Pine Bluff, establishing a dental practice which he ran for approximately twenty years before moving to Texas. After, several years of practicing dentistry in Texas, he retired and resettled in Pine Bluff.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Dr. Alpha Jones of St. Louis, Missouri; his brother, Rodney Jones of Chicago, Illinios; his daughter, Sheffine Jones of Louisiana; two sons, Nicholas Jones of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Evan Jones of Conway, Arkansas; one granddaughter; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and very close friends.

He departed this life on Saturday, March 23, 2019. To celebrate his life, a memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at 207 East 16th Ave., Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society in his memory.

Odell Lankford

Mr. Odell L. Lankford of Pine Bluff, AR passed March 24, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Ruby Shorter

Mrs. Ruby Shorter, 94, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away March 28, 2019 at J.R.M.C., service by Perry Funeral Home.