Mildred Branch


Mildred L. Moore Branch, 73, of Pine Bluff AR, departed her life on Saturday April 4, 2020. She was born in Tillar, Arkansas, to the late Marion and Elsie Moore. Mildred accepted Christ at an early age.


She was a member of Family Church in White Hall, AR, under the leadership of Pastor Stephen Harrison.


Mildred earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Home Economics at AM&N College, presently the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She was a member of the Class of 1970. She began her teaching career in the Tillar School System, and later taught in the Little Rock School System, where she retired. Mildred had a passion for teaching.


She leaves to cherish her memory; two sons, Keenon Branch, Sr. (Glenda) and John Branch, IV, both of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; one daughter, Sheila Branch Wilson (Ronald), of Petersburg, Virginia.; sister, Mary Howard (Willie) of Rancho Cucamonga, California; brother, Bruce Moore (Timothy) of Jacksonville, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Travis Jamal Branch; sixteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


A graveside service will be held Friday, April 10, 2020, at Forrest Lawn Cemetery Pine Bluff, Arkansas by Rev. Aaron Johnson. Services are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.


To our loving mother, grandmother, and best friend, the entire Branch and Wilson family loves you. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Marvin Workman


Marvin Workman, 85 of White Hall went to be with the Lord April 7, 2020. He was born May 2, 1934, in Kingsland to the late Raymond Workman and Mayselle Bridges Workman.


He was a member of Hardin Baptist Church where he was Sunday school superintendent and was a chairman of deacons. He was retired from Wyndam Baking Co. and also from Jefferson Dental Lab. He was an avid Razorback fan.


He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris Von Tungeln Workman of White Hall; three sons, Randy Workman and wife Amanda, Ronald Workman and wife Gina, and Rodney Workman of the home; one daughter, Sandra Hatcher and husband Jeff; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


There will be a private burial at Kingsland cemetery. A memorial service will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hardin Baptist Church organ fund, 300 Todd Lynn Drive White Hall, AR 71602. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net .


Bertha Downs


Mrs. Bertha Pridgeon Downs, 80, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020.


A graveside service will be held Friday, April 10, 2020, at Forrest Lawn Cemetery Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Terrance Williams. Services are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.