Mrs. Edith Marie Johnson, 87, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Sunday, December 23, 2018.

She is survived by her husband, Flood Johnson Sr. and their son, Michael Johnson.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, January 3, 2018, at Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church by Rev. Travis Harden. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Visitation will Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home. Her body will lie in state 12:15 p.m., until service.

Jacque Walker

Jacque Davis Walker, beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, age 81, passed away December 29, 2018, at Trinity Village. Jacque was the daughter of Milas Eldon and Vonnie Dee Jones Davis. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Evonna Lee Davis Grizzle and daughter, Kimberly Walker Bellingrath.

Jacque graduated from Brinkley High School in 1955 and the University of Arkansas in 1958. She married George Walker on June 1, 1958, in Brinkley, Arkansas. They started their family and married life in Little Rock, moving to Pine Bluff in 1963 to work at Simmons Bank.

Jacque and George raised their children and spent the rest of their lives living and serving in the Pine Bluff community. Jacque practiced speech pathology for 32 years beginning at Jenkins Memorial Children’s Center in 1967. After earning her master’s degree, she opened a private practice at the South Arkansas ENT Clinic. She served and held offices in the Arkansas Speech/Language and Hearing Association, serving on the Arkansas Licensure Board for Speech Pathology.

Jacque was an active member of the First United Methodist Church serving in all church activities. She loved studying and teaching the Bible as a Sunday School teacher and a discussion leader of Bible Study Fellowship. She served on numerous civic boards, especially enjoying her work on the Trinity Village Board.

Jacque had a contagious laugh and wonderful outlook. She enjoyed being with people, volunteering, reading, playing bridge and working in the yard. She enjoyed yard work because she said it was the only job she ever had where she knew: “exactly where to go, exactly what to do and when the job was done.” She felt working in the yard was one of God’s pleasures and provided many lessons in life.

Jacque loved her husband and family dearly, often telling others of the great blessings the Lord had given her in her life and family. She is survived by her husband, George Walker of Pine Bluff; daughters, Kelly Laing (Darrell) of Highlands Ranch, CO and Kristy Armstrong (Wil) of Cherry Hills Village, CO; and grandchildren, Adam Bellingrath, Anne Davis Bellingrath, Elisabeth Armstrong, Kathryn Armstrong, Jack Armstrong and Jacqueline Laing. She is also survived by her only brother, Milas Eldon Davis, Jr. M.D.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors. A celebration of Jacque’s life is scheduled for Friday, January 4, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff with Reverend Mike Morey officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 2008, Pine Bluff, AR 71611 or Trinity Village, 6400 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.

Arrangements provided by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors (online register:

Norma Wheeler

Norma Jean Graves Wheeler, age 78, of Pine Bluff, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Baptist Health in Little Rock. She was born July 19, 1940, in Drew County, AR to the late Ira Homer Graves and Willie Emma Turner Graves.

She was a retired retail store manager and was a member of Green Meadow Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ira Doyel (Pete) Clampit and one sister, Evelyn Faye Carpenter. She enjoyed shopping and was a full-time caregiver for her disabled daughter, Carla.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Ray Wheeler of Pine Bluff; four children, Greg Clampit and wife Betty of White Hall, Karen Worthen and Carla Thurman both of Pine Bluff and Ricky Thurman and wife Tina of Quitman; one brother, Wayne Graves of Hamburg; one sister, Willene Carpenter of Hamburg; two step-children, Donald Wheeler, Jr. of Monticello and Angie Harris of Warren; six grandchildren, Christopher Clampit, Derek Hensley, Tiffany Worthen, Desi-Ray Thurman, Hunter Thurman and Ethan Thurman; two great-grandchildren, Lynnlei Reagan and Jullian Hensley; two step-grandchildren, Ethan Harris and Jonathan Harris; and one step great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service time. Online guestbook

Martin Stevenson

Mr. Martin Stevenson, 50, of Pine Bluff, AR, passed on Monday, December 31, 2018. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.