Mr. Abel White, 83, passed on March 15, 2019. He was a US army veteran and Arkansas AM&N (UAPB) graduate.


He spent 36 years in education as a coach in Blytheville, high school principal in Eudora, school superintendent in Grady, and completed his career with the Texas Education Agency.


He served 16 years as a Deacon at St Paul Baptist Church. He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.


He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and two of his sisters.


He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mattie White, their sons, George White (Claudette) of Pine Bluff and Byron White (April) of Blytheville, and sister Wilda Glasper of Beaumont, TX.


Visitation will be Friday, March 22, 2019, at St. Paul Baptist Church from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


His Life will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at St Paul Baptist Church at 1404 S Georgia in Pine Bluff. His care has been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home for more info see www.brownfunneralhome.com


Markyla and Lakyla Mallet


Baby Markyla F. Mallett and Baby Lakyla F. Mallet were born and passed on March 11, 2019. They were born to Mario Mallett and Tasherey Daniels.


Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Prairie Lake Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Latacha Gay


Latacha Marie Gay, 44, passed away on March 16, 2019. She was born January 25, 1975.


Funeral Service will be 2:30pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Holy Benton Temple Church of God in Christ with Superintendent Lawrence O’Neal officiating. Burial will be in Gumwood Cemetery by Paradise - Integrity Funeral Home of Stuttgart.


Family Hour / Visitation will be Friday, March 22, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


David Isom


Mr. David Clifton Isom was born on June 4, 1948, in Monticello, Arkansas.


Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Pilgrim Rest A.M.E. Church with Pastor Christopher L. Goodman officiating. Services entrusted to the staff of Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello.


“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Ashton Jackson


Mr. Ashton Chris Jackson, 34, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed Saturday, March 16, 2019.


Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Larry Ward. Burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery, by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR


Visitation/Family hour Friday 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home. His body will lie in-state at the church Saturday afternoon 1:45 p.m., until service.


www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Garland Brunson


Deacon Garland Harvey Brunson, 89, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was born July 9, 1929, in Ladd, AR, to the late Virgil Brunson and Lillie Brunson Hunley.


He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Mae Ella Brunson of Pine Bluff, AR; six sons and three daughters, one brother and one sister; 45 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.


Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at New Community Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, AR by Pastor Harlin Brunson. Interment is in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Hooker, AR by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Visitation/Family Hour is Friday 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. His body will lie in-state Saturday 9:15 a.m. until service.


www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Helen Shelby


Helen Roberta Shelby, age 83, of the Woodlawn community, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born on November 13, 1935 in Herbine, Arkansas to the late Elbert and Hazel Doss Crutchfield. Mrs. Shelby was a retired mail carrier for the United States Postal Service.


She was known for being a wonderful, supportive mother, grandmother and a true friend to many. Mrs. Shelby donated to several charities and always tried to help where there was a need. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Verle W. Shelby; son, Gary Shelby; sisters, Verna Eades, Lanell Willis, Ruby Gatewood, Hazel (Sissy) Vinson; brothers, Sammy Doyel and Jimmy Dale.


Survivors include her daughters, Rhonda Epnett and husband, Ray of Watson Chapel, Deborah Herring and husband, Don of Sheridan; son, Jeremy Shelby and wife, Stacy of Hot Springs; grandchildren, Steven (Heather) Waschalk, Josh (Karen) Waschalk, David (Jessica) Waschalk, Jamie Stewart, Miranda (Ernie) Hand, Ashleigh Shelby, Summer (Dillon) Sowrheaver, Lindsey (Codey) Shelby, Abby Shelby and Tabitha Epnett; nine great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; sisters, Wanda Fern Valentine, Jean Mason, Doris Rice, Gloria Hankin, Betty, Shirly, Glena and brother, Ronald Pete Crutchfield.


Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Buie Funeral Home in Rison with Brother Darrell Sellers and Brother Dillon Sowrheaver officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service at the funeral home, beginning at 1:00 p.m.


Pallbearers are Steven Waschalk, Josh Waschalk, David Waschalk, Codey Williams, Dillon Sowrheaver and Cody Waschalk. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. You may sign the online guestbook at www.buiefuneralhome.com.


Edward Belcher


Edward Lee Belcher 59, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and formerly from Rock Island, Illinois passed away, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at his home.


Edward was born January 24, 1960, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to the late William Belcher, Sr. and Arlene Belcher.


He leaves to cherish his memories a daughter, Toshua Parker; two brothers, William Belcher, Jr. and Larone Belcher both of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; four sisters, Mary Kentle of Louisville, Kentucky, Arlene Belcher (Roosevelt), Emma Allen, and Brenda Bright, all of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; a host of nephews; nieces; cousins, other relatives and friends.


Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Newbirth Baptist Church with Reverend Christopher Briggs officiating. Interment will be in the Forrest Lawn Cemetery by the P.K. Miller Mortuary. Visitation will be held this evening at the mortuary from 4-6 p.m.


Charles McGhee


Mr. Charles McGhee, 69 of White Hall, AR, passed March 20, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com