Mr. Johnnie Blackshire, Sr., 69, of White Hall, AR passed Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Home-Going Service will be 12:00 noon, Monday, April 30, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home in Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Bruce Johnson. Interment will be in Caldwell Cemetery in Winchester, AR.

Visitation will be Monday, 11:00 a.m., until service.

Albert Worsham

Albert Pierce Worsham, age 79, of Pine Bluff, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018.

A lifelong resident of Pine Bluff, he was born May 29, 1938, the eldest child of the late Calvin Albert Worsham and Evelyn Pierce Worsham. He was a 1958 graduate of Pine Bluff High School.

Mr. Worsham worked for over 40 years at International Paper Company, and was an issue clerk in the store room at the time of his retirement in 1998.

He was of the Baptist faith and had served in the Arkansas Army National Guard. Albert was also an avid deer hunter and Razorback football fan.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant sister, Linda Lu Worsham.

Albert assumed the role of “big brother” in his family at an early age and continued that loving role until his death. He was also very proud of all his nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his siblings, Woody Worsham and Kay Miller, both of Pine Bluff; a niece, Stacy Padgett of Maumelle; five nephews, Dennis Worsham and Greg Worsham, both of Pine Bluff, Eric Worsham and Brent Miller, both of Little Rock, and Jason Miller of Lonoke; along with five great-nephews and three great-nieces.

Visitation will be Monday, April 30, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son. The funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Robert Lyons and Reverend Edna Morgan officiating. Interment will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery at Grapevine.

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Corean Davis

Mrs. Corean Davis passed away Tuesday,April 24, 2018 in Humphrey, Arkansas.

She was born February 12, 1916, to Gus Johnson and Anna Smith Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. , Monday at the College Heights Church of Christ, 200 South First Street, Wabbaseka,Arkansas.

Interment will be at the Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Garland Ray Collier

Garland Ray Collier of Augusta died April 15, 2018. He was 63 years of age.

Ray is the son in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Robert White of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Christian Way Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Collier was born June 18, 1954 in Augusta, Arkansas to Mr. Oscar Lee Collier and Mrs. Lizzie Lee

Washington. At an early age, he professed a faith in Jesus at St. Luke Church in Augusta, then he served

at Pleasant Grove Church of Pine Bluff, AR, and later on he came back and joined St. Luke Church in Augusta.

He attended school and graduated from Augusta High School in 1972. After graduation, he attended UAPB, where

he was a member of the National Honor Society, Who’s Who among College students, ROTC, The Esquire Club, and

also joined the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He graduated from UAPB in 1977 with a double major in Business Administration and Elementary

Education, and was also the Chairman and a devoted member of the OASIS Organization of Augusta.

Ray departed this life on April 15, 2018 at the Unity Health Long Term Advanced Care Center in Searcy, AR. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving

and devoted wife of 39 years, Janice Collier of Augusta, AR; four sons; Tyrone Collier of Newport, AR, Derrick (Erica) Collier of Rockwell, Texas, Marc Collier of

Oklahoma City, OK, Jeremy (Autumn) of Augusta, AR, one daughter, Brittany (Josh) Barnes of Pine Bluff, AR, a God-daughter, Talia Clark of Augusta, AR; 15 grandchildren;

his mother, Lizzie Lee Washington of Augusta, his father, Oscar Lee Collier of Michigan City, Indiana, and his Godmother, Berlin Conner of Pine Bluff, AR; his father and mother in-law,

Mr. and Mrs. Robert White, Sr. of Pine Bluff, AR, and seven siblings; Wanda (Kenneth) Houston, Reggie Collier, Corliss Hendrix, Helen Collier, Oscar Shawn (Diane) Collier all of Michigan City, Indiana, Ricky Frazier of Newport, AR, and Ronnie (Val) Frazier of Cleveland, OH; and several devoted brother & sister in-laws and a host of relatives and friends.

A special thanks to the staff of Unity Health Hospital and Unity Health Long Term Advanced Care Center in Searcy, Christian Way Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, and to Michele Watson

and Elsie Chestnutt for funeral programs.

James Diggins

Mr. James Diggins, 65, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Monday, April 23, 2018. He was born on October 27, 1952 in Malvern, AR.

He leaves to cherish his memories to his two brothers, John Diggins and David Diggins and two sisters, Helen Murchison and Carrie Hunter.

Home-Going Service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home by Elder Mose Chism. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, 5-6:30 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home.

His body will lie in-state Tuesday, 10:15 a.m., until service.