B. J. Johnson

Buren John “B. J.” Johnson, Jr., age 74, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Born February 10, 1945 at Paris, AR, he was the son of the late Buren John Johnson, Sr. and Myrtle Faye Lumpkin Johnson. He graduated from Dollarway High School in 1963 and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He also served in the United States Army Reserves for a number of years.

B. J. was well-known in law enforcement and emergency medical circles. He was an EMT for over 40 years. He was also a corporal in the Arkansas State Police for 11 years and had worked for the Pine Bluff and Sheridan Police Departments.

He was a member of Bethel #1 Missionary Baptist Church in Rison and was also a Mason.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryne “Kathy” Tyler Johnson, who he married on December 23, 2000; his children, Teresa Howie (Shannon), Steve Johnson (Jodie), Austin Johnson, and Samuel Johnson (Saige Brodnax); step-sons, Tyler Puckett (Courtney) and Wilson Puckett; a sister, Brenda Rogers (Glen); grandchildren, Allison Brasher (Jacob), Katie Howie, Olivia Howie, Marlee Johnson, and Maycee Johnson; a great-grandson, Carsyn Brasher; and many other loving family and friends.

There will be a visitation for B. J. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Robinson & Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to assist the family with funeral expenses, please visit FundTheFuneral.com. For online condolences, please visit RFWhiteHall.com.

Rick Pringle

Richard James “Rick” Pringle, age 57, of Pine Bluff, died Monday, November 4, 2019. The family will hold a memorial service on Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at New Life Church. For complete obituary information and online condolences, please visit FullerFunerals.com.

Janet Dittman

Janet A. Ashcraft Dittman, 83, of Ocala, FL., formerly of Pine Bluff, AR, was born on September 11, 1936 and passed away peacefully in Belleview, FL., on November 10, 2019. Janet was widowed to Morris Dittman and mother to two children.

Janet was a tax auditor for The Internal Revenue Service for over 19 years before retiring in the late 1980’s. After her retirement she moved to “On Top of the World” Community with her husband in Ocala. Janet traveled in her later years with her husband Morrie and children to various countries around the world.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherrie (Jody) Davidson, of Gravett, Arkansas; and son Johnny (Debbie) McGhee, of Lake Cormorant, Mississippi; 5 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren.

Janet will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. www.robertsfuneralhomes.com.

John Cline

Mr. John Cline 80, of Humphrey, Arkansas passed Friday, November 15, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.

Florence G. Coleman

Mrs. Florence G. Coleman 83, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Thursday, November 14, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.