Henry Smith, Jr., 69, of Pine Bluff passed away March 26, 2019. He was born July 20, 1949 to the late Henry Smith, Sr. and the late Gracie Mae Smith. He graduated from Merrill High School. He served in the United States Marines Corp June 17, 1968 –February 25, 1970.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Brooks Smith, daughters, Camilla James, Keisha Walker, and Shakeyla Henry; step children Justin Smith and Shaniqua Brooks; siblings, Evelyn Mayweather, Phyllis Dotson Nelson, Nadine Deshazer, Dauphine Hollaway, Phillip Smith, Sr., and Darrell Smith; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 5, 2019, 5-7 pm at Christian Way Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held 11am, Saturday, April 6, 2019, at First Trinity COGIC. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. christianwayfh.com

Cynthia Battles

Ms. Cynthia Renea Battles, 50, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2019, at Smith Chapel MBC Pine Bluff by Rev. C.L. Williams. Burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery Pine Bluff by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation/Family hour Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. Her body will lie in-state Friday 9:45 a.m., until service. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com

Horace Hawkins

Mr. Horace Gene Hawkins, 81, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2019, at Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Church Pine Bluff by Dr. Hazel Linton. Burial in St. Luke Cemetery Princeton Pike, AR by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Visitation/Family hour Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. His body will lie in-state Friday 1:45 p.m., until service