Mrs. Thelmarie Fox, 70, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed Sunday, December 2, 2018. She was born September 16, 1948, to the late Jeff and Victoria Turner. Her memory will be cherished by one son Christopher Fox (Maxine). Siblings Jeff and Berry Turner, Sister-in-law Warna Jean Turner and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, December 7, 2018, from 5:p.m. to7:00 p.m. at the P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Larry Battles. Interment will be at the Forrest Lawn Cemetery by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Mrs. Fox will lie in repose on Saturday, at the church, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Leo Pugh

Mr. Leo Donnel Pugh, 61 of Pine Bluff, AR passed Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Glenn Barnes, Sr. Interment will be in Bellwood Cemetary by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. Visitation/ Family Hour will be Friday, 5:00-6:30 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home. His body will lie in state Saturday, 9:15 a.m., until service.

Lolita Scarver

Mrs. Lolita Mae Scarver, 70, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Grace Temple Baptist Church by Rev. Lloyd Holcomb, Jr. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Kevin Miller

Kevin Bruce Miller, 57, of Pine Bluff, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Born March 12, 1961, at Gulfport, Mississippi, he was a son of the late Willis Samuel Miller and Mary Keim Miller.

Kevin was a hard working and hard loving man. He learned to make an honest living with his hands and wouldn’t shy away from a hard days work.

He enjoyed anything outdoors whether hunting, fishing, or working in his garden, but nothing brought him greater joy than spending time with his grandbabies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wendal Miller.

Kevin is survived by his love, Kimberly Jackson; children, Samuel Miller (Brittany), Joseph Miller (Brittany), Sharon Massa (James), Brandon Miller (Tisha), Paul Jackson (Casey), SerenaT’ Jackson, Jamie Miller and Charity Miller; siblings, Devon Miller, Bettie Hannan, Rebecca Miller, and Susan Miller; friend and former wife, Frieda O’Brien; sixteen grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 8th, 12:00 p.m. noon at Fuller Hale South Funeral Chapel. Visitation will precede services at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Derriseaux Cemetery. Online Condolences:

Thomas Strode

Thomas Leon Strode, 83, of Pine Bluff passed away on Tuesday, December 4th 2018, comforted by the presence of his family. He was born on March 4th, 1935 in Gillette, AR to the late Thomas Joseph Strode and Norah Richardson Strode. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, earning an undergraduate degree in Mathematics. He proudly served in the United States Army National Guard and answered the call to active service during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

In the years following graduation Leon found work teaching high school mathematics, serving as a football coach, and for a time, even serving as a school administrator. Leon’s love for the Arkansas outdoors eventually lead to a lifetime career as a land surveyor. He took great pride in being a Registered Land Surveyor, a title which he was one of the first in the state to hold. Over the years he used his talents to serve his community by sitting on the Pine Bluff Planning Commission. He was further elected to serve as the Jefferson County Surveyor. His passion for his profession lead to the discovery of several Arkansas landmarks, and the publishing of those discoveries in the pages of several Arkansas newspapers. Leon Strode was a man who truly loved his work and he never retired.

Leon loved the outdoors. His work took him far into the woods and out into the fields. Often, during the course of his day he would gather fallen pecans, snacking on them as he worked. He found great joy in the act of sharing his appreciation for the fruits of the land with family and friends.

It wasn’t uncommon for Leon to stop by for a visit with a gift of pecans and corn. Among his favorite hobbies were crafting wooden ducks and walking sticks. Leon loved his life, and found great meaning in times spent at the table, surrounded by family and friends, sharing a good meal. These convivial gatherings always lead to the stories that he most loved to tell. The joy and love he received, and gave, sustained and nurtured his family and friends.

Leon was preceded in death by his loving and gracious wife of 54 years, Patsy Corkill Strode in January of 2015. He is survived by their two children: Kathryn Strode Downs of Stafford, Virginia; Thomas Corkill Strode (Corky) of North Little Rock; his son-in-law Robert Griffith Downs; daughter-in-law Stephanie Nelson Strode; his one treasured grand-daughter, Emily Estelle Downs; four siblings: Joseph A. Strode of Pine Bluff; Donna Chesanek of East Longmeadow, MA; Joyce Woodson of Cabot; his sister-in-law Connie Corkill Fuller; other nieces and nephews; and the many friends he made along the way.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Wendy’s on 28th Street in Pine Bluff for the special attention they gave “Mr. Thomas.” Their kind and caring staff made his daily lunch trips a treat. They had his order memorized and started to prepare his lunch as soon as they saw his truck pull in the parking lot. It is truly the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors that kept him in Pine Bluff. With Leon, you could guarantee that where there was food, there were friends to be made and stories to be shared.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 10th at 1:30pm in the chapel of Fuller Hale-South, followed by a 2:30pm Celebration of Life. Interment will take place at Graceland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Pine Bluff Neighbor to Neighbor Program in the name of Thomas Leon Strode. Please help us share his love of food, family, and fellowship with others this holiday season. Online

Leroy Ruth

Mr. Leroy Ruth 82, of Pine Bluff, Passed Dec 1, 2018. Celebration of Life will be Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Greater Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Willie Laws Officiating, Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife, Ester Ruth; three children Tyrone (Sharon) Ruth, Sr. and Wilma (Walter Sr.) Ashley William “June” (Vanita) Debro, Jr. one daughter-in-law Jeanette Borders; Five brothers; Bewing Dorn, Mac Ruth, Earlie Ruth, Thomas Ruth and Theodore Ruth three sisters; Mamie Adams, Velma Williams and Queen Ruth 13 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation/ Family Hour will be Friday from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Greater Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Larry Williams

Mr. Larry D. Williams 67, of Little Rock, Passed November 28, 2018 Celebration of Life will be Saturday 1:00 p.m. Faith Temple Full Gospel Deliverance Center with Rev. Kenny Summons Officiating Interment will be in Arkansas Memorial Gardens by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation/ Family Hour will be Friday from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Shantel McNealy

Ms. Shantel McNealy, 35 of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away December 04, 2018. Service by Perry Funeral Home.

James Harroway

Mr. James Harroway, 62, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away December 06, 2018. Service by Perry Funeral Home.