Mrs. Ruby Shorter, 94, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away March 28, 2019. She was born May 14, 1924, to the late Elehue Hoke and Johnella Byrd Hoke in England, Arkansas.


Her funeral will be Saturday April 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Kings Highway M.B.Church with Rev. Enmitt Kirk/ Eulogy. Buria will follow at Graceland Cemetery.


Her visitation will be Friday April 5, 2019 from 6-7 p.m. at Kings Highway M.B. Church.


She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter; LouElla Shorter-Rozier (Robert) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, two sisters; Willie Mae Hilton, and Onollie Johnson of Chicago, Illinois, one brother; Horace Johnson (Pamela) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, four granddaughters; Dr. Cynthia Rozier, Susan Durr _(Cornell), Celeste Roz and Nicole Browner (Eric), 8-great grandchildren, 4 great, great grandchildren, one brother-law; Curlee Shorter Sr. (Earline) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Service by Perry Funeral Home.


Renitha Shumpert


Mrs. Renitha Hadley Shumpert, 45, of Greensboro, North Carolina formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed away March 30, 2019 at-Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C. Service by Perry Funeral Home.


Michael Wilson


Mr. Michael Earl Wilson 61, of Humphrey, Arkansas passed away on March 29, 2019. He was born July 25, 1957 to the late Earl Jr and Enola Wilson.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at First Missionary Baptist church in Humphrey, Arkansas with Rev. Charles S. Boyd, Officiating. Burial will be in Bayou Meto Cemetery in Humphrey, Arkansas by Paradise Integrity Funeral Home of Stuttgart, Arkansas


Family Hour/ Visitation will be Friday, April 5, 2019 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the funeral home.


“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Roger Jones


Dr. Roger A. Jones, 63 a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Roger Anthony Jones received his education at St. Peter’s Catholic School, Trice Junior High School, and Pine Bluff High School. After high school, Roger served in the United States Air Force. Upon completion of military service, he enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and earned a Bachelor of Science, after which he obtained his degree in Dentistry with distinction from Meharry School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. He returned to Pine Bluff, establishing a dental practice which he ran for approximately twenty years before moving to Texas. After, several years of practicing dentistry in Texas, he retired and resettled in Pine Bluff.


He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Dr. Alpha Jones of St. Louis, Missouri; his brother, Rodney Jones of Chicago, Illinois; his daughter, Sheffine Jones of Louisiana; two sons, Nicholas Jones of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Evan Jones of Conway, Arkansas; one granddaughter; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and very close friends.


He departed this life on Saturday, March 23, 2019. To celebrate his life, a memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 11:00 AM at 207 East 16th Ave., Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society in his memory. Professional and Courteous Services provided by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Queen Wainwright


Queen Vebra Hill Wainwright 58, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away on March 28, 2019. She was born September 21, 1960 to the late O.D. Hill and Masie Hill Haynes.


Memorial Service will be 12:00noon on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Terrance Williams Officiating. Professional and Courteous Services provided by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Jeramee Stanberry


Mr. Jeramee D’Marco Stanberry 23, of Rogers passed away on April 2, 2019. He was born November 29, 1995 to Isaiah Stanberry and Tonya Roberts


A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Valley Harvest Ministries 201 N 37th Street Rogers, Arkansas. Professional and Courteous services provided by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Dyan Triplett


Ms. Dyan Triplett 53, of Pine Bluff passed away on April 3, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Ronnie Sullivan


Ronnie Sullivan, 79 of Cornerville (Lincoln County), died Wednesday. Services are 7:00PM Friday at Griffin Funeral Chapel. Bro. Wayne Jordan and Bro. Randall Baker will officiate. Visitation is 5:00-7:00PM Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.


James Battles


James Leon Battles, 78, of Pine Bluff, passed March 28. 2019. Born January 25, 1941 at Noble Lake, AR to the late Louis and Mattie Battles. Sr.


Survivors include his wife. Maudester Battles of Pine Bluff; three sons; Ronnie (Erma) Battles. Michael (Lakeyshia) Battles. Sr. and Maurice Battles all of Pine Bluff; three daughters; Valerie (Roderick. Sr.) White and Temekia Sykes o~ Pine Bluff and Katrina (James Jr.)Brown of Jacksonville. AR; three brothers. Robert Battles. Willie Lee (Barbara) Battles and Louis Battles. Jr. all of Pine Bluff; two sisters; Georgia (Gene) Givens of Pine Bluff and Catherine Cross of Aurora. IL; eighteen grandchildren and thirteen greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Mt Nebo Baptist Church by Rev. Larry Battles. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Benson-Holcomb Mortuary. Visitation will be Friday at Mt Nebo Baptist Church from 5 to 7 P.M.


Betty Neal


Mrs. Betty Francis Neal, 70, of Harrell, Arkansas, passed Wednesday, March 27, 2019.


Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at First Baptist Church Harrell, AR by Rev. Rodney Williams. Burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery Summerville, AR by Brown-Williams Funeral Home of Fordyce, AR.


Visitation Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Brown-Williams Funeral Home Fordyce.


Davenia Green


Mrs. Davenia Barnes Green, 91, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed Thursday, March 28, 2019. She was born March 24, 1928, in Pine Bluff, AR to the late Willie Barnes and Pearl (Martin) Brown. She was the widow of the late Harold Green.


She leaves to cherish her memories one brother, Lamon Barnes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren.


Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at East End Church of God in Christ Pine Bluff, AR by Elder Moses Chism, Sr. Burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery Pine Bluff by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.


Visitation Friday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home. Her body will lie in-state Saturday 2:15 p.m., until service.


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Sherice Martin


Ms. Sherice Lavonda Kentle-Martin, 48, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed Wednesday, March 27, 2019. She was born November 27, 1970 in Pine Bluff, AR to the late Roosevelt Kentle and Ruthel (McClelland) Kentle.


She leaves to cherish her memories son, Jabari Barkins and daughter, Juawana Kentle both of Pine Bluff, AR; sister, Daneen Higgins also of Pine Bluff, AR.


Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Old St. James Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. David Smith. Burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.


Visitation Friday 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. Her body will lie in-state Saturday 9:15 a.m., until service www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Odell L. Lankford, III


Mr. Odell L. Lankford, III, 29, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed Saturday, March 23, 2019.


Funeral service will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Roosevelt Simmons, Jr. Burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.


Visitation / Family Hour Friday, April 5, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff.


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Eddie Higgins


Mrs. Eddie L. Higgins, 77 of Pine Bluff, AR passed April 3, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.


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