Mackie Loraine McDonald, 84, of White Hall, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

A Memorial service will be held, Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Family Church Multipurpose Center with Pastor Richie Hegwood officiating.

Elton C. Harrison III

Elton was born on March 13th, 1944, in Americus, Georgia, the first child of the union of Elton C. and Juanita Maxwell Harrison. The family expanded to four with the arrival of Maxwell J. Harrison. He transitioned from our grasps January 26th 2019.

He graduated from Holy Rosary Institute of Lafayette Louisiana and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge. After being honorably discharged from serving in the US Army, he received an MBA from Texas Southern and pursued further studies at Harvard University and Tulane University.

His work experience included computer programming at IBM, Adjunct Professor as SUNO, Assistant Director of Planning at Tulane, Purchasing Director at UAPB, and finally, Contract Administrator at the Pine Bluff Arsenal.

On June 26, 1966, he married his college sweetheart Nola Cluse and the family grew to five with the births of James Andrew II, Juanita ReNelle, and Elton Clement IV.

Affirming his faith, he became a deacon of the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock and served the parishes of St Peter, St Rapheal and St. Justin Catholic churches for 21 years.

Elton’s health began to fail a few years ago but he stayed devoted to his

family through the final chapter. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, his children, James II and Juanita, and four grandchildren James III, Javion, Ariana and Ava and a host of relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mom, dad, brother and youngest son.

Visitation will be at Brown’s Funeral Home February 3rd 5-7 p.m. and the Celebration of Life will be February 4th at St. Peter Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Internment is February 6th at Louisiana National Cemetery in Baton Rouge, by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St. Peter Catholic Church Soup Kitchen.

Otis Jones

Mr. Otis Jones, 60, of Pine Bluff, AR, passed February 1, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Bill Kiggins

Edward William “Brother Bill” Kiggins, age 82, of Pine Bluff, went to be with his Lord and Savior and was reunited with his beloved wife Dorthy on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Born September 13, 1936, at Santa Fe, NM, he was a son of the late Edward E. Kiggins and Virgie Talley Kiggins. He spent his early life in Phoenix, AZ.

A carpenter by trade, Brother Bill served the Lord faithfully and was the pastor of Christian Life Church for over 30 years. God, family, and church were the most important things in his life.

Survivors include a son, Ed Kiggins (Tottie) of Tahlequah, OK; six daughters, Becky Hogbin (Vince) and Cindy McAninch (Joe), all of Pine Bluff, Kim Wells of Webber, OK, Marion Emerson (Earl) of DeQueen, Shirley Garrison (Malcom) of Gore, OK, and Pat Piercefield (David) of Quapaw, OK, and; a brother, Roy Kiggins (Sophia) of Prescott, AZ; two sisters, Joy Smith of Phoenix, AZ and Kathy Metcalf (Bob) of Prescott, AZ; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; along with his church family.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Christian Life Church with Brother Don Herring officiating. Interment will follow in Curl Cemetery on Gaddy-Koonce Road.

Visitation will be Monday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel.

Online condolences:

Paul Coleman

Mr. Paul Edward Coleman, of Altheimer, Arkansas , passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Davis East Nursing Facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.