Vince Paul Peck, 52, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his home.


Vince was born August 20, 1966, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late Neil Paul and Mary Bernadette Cain Peck. He was reared and received his education in Altamonte Springs, Florida, where he graduated from Lake Brantley High School in 1984. He also attended Seminole Community College for 2 years.


Vince had worked at Winn-Dixie while living in Florida and was currently working for Wal-Mart in Pine Bluff in the Sporting Goods Department.


Vince had many hobbies including making ornaments for his family at Christmas, collecting G.I. Joe figurines and painting Warhammer models.


He is survived by his wife, Karen Reynolds Peck, whom he married July 9, 2004, in Florida; brother, Ralph John “Johnny” Peck of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; and two sisters, Bernadette “Berni” Penny of Altamonte Springs, Florida and Christina Diane “Tina” Scott of Port Orange, Florida; and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and his beloved fur babies that he loved and adored very much.


Vince was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Amy Jo Barnett.


The family will receive friends Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at Robinson’s.


A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:00 AM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son.


Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com


John O’Donnell


O’Donnell, Msgr. John F., entered eternal life on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Little Rock, Arkansas. A native of Philadelphia, he was born on January 29, 1928, and educated in the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese there. He entered St. John Home Mission Seminary, Little Rock in 1946, and was ordained to the Priesthood on May 27, 1954 by Bishop Albert L. Fletcher in the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.


He was assigned associate pastor of St. John, Hot Springs, Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Little Rock, before being named pastor of Holy Cross in Crossett. In 1969 he was named pastor of St. Peter Church in Wynne, followed by St. Joseph Church, Pine Bluff, where he served for eight years.


In 1981 he was appointed pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, North Little Rock where he remained for fifteen years. In 1996 he became the pastor of Immaculate Conception, Fort Smith, where he ministered until his retirement in 2006. Even in retirement he continued to minister in central Arkansas for at least another decade until he was no longer able to do so.


In 1990 Pope John Paul II bestowed the title of “Prelate of Honor” upon him, with the title of Monsignor. Upon informing him of having received this honor, the then bishop of Little Rock wrote these words: “John, God has given you multiple and extraordinary talents. Throughout the years of your priestly life, you have refined, honed and developed these talents. Recklessly, you have consecrated them to the Lord.” Such was his life in a capsule.


Monsignor O’Donnell is survived by nieces and nephews, John and Ellen O’Donnell, Casey “O’Donnell” Carter, Nick Carter, Ellen O’Donnell, Dennis O’Donnell, Hank and Terry O’Donnell, Martin and Margret O’Donnell, Francis and Kerry O’Donnell, Natalie O’Donnell Rivard, Ernie Rivard, Danny and Kim Flynn, their children and their grandchildren.


A Vigil service will be prayed at Christ the King Church, 4000 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7 p.m.


The Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at Christ the King Church on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. with Bishop Anthony Taylor, presiding.


Burial will take place at “Priest’s Circle,” in Calvary Cemetery, Little Rock following the Mass of Christian Burial.


At Monsignor’s requests, memorials should be directed to either of the following: Msgr. James E. O’Connell Diocesan Seminarian Fund, Inc., 2500 N. Tyler, Little Rock, AR 72217 OR The Msgr. John O’Donnell Scholarship Fund at Mount St. Mary Academy, 3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72205.


Online guest register at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.


Judy Dooms


Judy Ann Dooms, age 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 24, 2019 at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home. Judy was born to Robert “Bob” Hall and Mary (Coats) Hall on December 17, 1944 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She was raised at Rison and graduated Rison High School in 1962.


She was united in marriage to Jimmy Dale Dooms on August 16, 1963 at Rison, Arkansas. Their union produced a son and a daughter. They also shared their home, time and love with several foster children. The Dooms house was a happy welcoming place, open to family and friends.


She lived the majority of her life in south Arkansas at Rison (Woodlawn), Pine Bluff and Redfield. Judy was a licensed cosmetologist and Licensed Practical Nurse, using her nursing skills working at Pine Bluff Children’s Clinic for seven and a half years.


Judy was a vivacious outgoing person. She had a lifelong love of singing. Whether sharing her voice in service to Our Lord or in casual gatherings around the piano, her strong clear voice was beautiful.


In 2001 they retired and soon moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas. Active in their church, they also enjoyed fishing and boating on the lake. She loved to talk and laugh but her favorite thing was to be surrounded by family, sharing and making memories.


She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Jimmy Dale Dooms, Sr. of Mountain Home, son Jimmy Dale Dooms, Jr. of White Hall, daughter Julie Ann (Mike) Matlock of Pocahontas, brother Robin (Pat) Hall of Russellville and sister Nancy Saeler of Yellville. Also, grandchildren Brooke Dooms, Robert Dooms, Brian Shelton, Jr., Macey Matlock and Chandler Matlock, great granddaughter Paixley Peterman, 3 nieces, 4 nephews, 9 great nephews and 5 great nieces, beloved Aunt, Helen (Coats) Lunsford of Rison, many cousins and friends.


Funeral for Judy will be Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The visitation will be from noon until 3:00 PM and the funeral service will begin at 3:00 PM the same day. The location is Kirby and Family Funeral & Cremation Services located at 600 Hospital Drive, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of the Ozarks.


Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services - Mountain Home, Arkansas. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.


Bernice Muse


Bernice Raye Sain Muse of Pine Bluff, AR, formerly of Tucker, AR, passed away on April 24 at the age of 92. She was born on June 15, 1926 at Holly Grove, AR. to Walter Branch Sain and Iva Griffith Sain. She attended Holly Grove schools until she was about 12, when her family moved to the Wright Plantation. She graduated from Plum Bayou High School in 1924.


Bernice attended Draughon School of Business in Little Rock and graduated with a secretarial degree. She was proficient in shorthand and key punch operation. She worked for several months at the Pine Bluff Arsenal and then worked in the billing department for AP&L (Entergy) until she married.


On August 17, 1951 she married Clay Paul Muse of Humphrey, AR. They made their home in the Keo and Scott area where Clay was a farmer. In 1957 they purchased a farm at Tucker. Bernice was an avid and accomplished gardener, spending as much time as possible outside. To supplement the farm income, she raised chickens and sold eggs,had a herd of over 100 sheep that produced wool and meat, and raised vegetable plants and houseplants in her green house. Many people said that she could “poke a dead stick in the ground and it would grow” Late fall would find her picking up pecans on her hands and knees from a 10 acre pecan grove that she was very proud of. The winter weather would force her inside, where she made beautiful quilts, sewed, read and heated her house with a wood burning stove.


Bernice continued to live on the farm at Tucker after Clay passed away in 1993. At the age of 86, she was still mowing her yard and running her rototiller to make a garden. Physical limitations began to limit her mobility and in 2015 she moved to Trinity Village Assisted Living in Pine Bluff. She enjoyed making new friends there. In 2016 she moved to Trinity Village Medical Center.


She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Lakeside United Methodist Church with her family.


Bernice was preceded in death by her parents , her husband and her brother Robert Earl Sain. She is survived by her only child, Deborah Muse Whitaker (Roy) of Pine Bluff, her only grandchild Sarah Enoch (Patrick) of Booneville, AR. Other survivors include her nephew Benny Sain (Becky) of Lonoke, nieces Patricia Lantrip of Lonoke, Terri Sain of Little Rock, Phyllis Muse Baugus (Doyle) of Sherwood and Geneva Muse of Hensley. Also surviving are special cousins Martha McKelvy and Brenda Sturges of Collierville, TN, Mike McKelvy of West Helena, Joe Griffith of Blackton and Little Rock and Thelma Wenning of Pensacola, FL., Buzzy Gibbs (Judy) was so special to her. He farmed to suit her and checked on her everyday while she was still living at home. She leaves behind so many friends at Lakeside United Methodist and Trinity Village to cherish her memory.


Services will be held on Monday April 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Mulberry Cemetery in England, AR. with visitation from 12-1 p.m. same day of service also at Mulberry Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Steve Wingo. Burial at Mulberry Cemetery. Wilson Robison Funeral Home of England, Arkansas.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Lakeside UnIted Methodist Church, 1500 S. Olive St., Pine Bluff, AR. 71601 or Trinity Village Retirement Community, Medical Center Garden Fund, 6100 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.


The family wished to express their appreciation to the staff at Trinity Village and Hospice Home care for their care and compassion, and especially the members of Lakeside UMC for their support, love and prayers shown to Bernice and her family.


John Weaver


John Robert “Bob” Weaver died on April 23, 2019 at 92 years of age. Bob died at home in Pine Bluff, AR from lung cancer.


Bob was born February 22, 1927 in Asheville, NC to Frederick E. Weaver and Ednora Rutledge Weaver. He was raised in Johnson City, TN. Survivors are his sister, Nancy JaneWeaver Roland Wieght, daughter, Candy Weaver, sons William (Bill) Weaver, John Weaver and grandson, Alex Weaver.


Bob Weaver graduated from Science Hill High School in 1943. He was awarded a full scholarship by the U.S. Navy to Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. He graduated in 1948 summa cum laude with a degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the Navy Reserves but was never called to active duty.


June 18, 1950, he married Sue Hager Weaver, also from Johnson City. Bob and Sue Weaver resided and worked in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Washington and even Morocco, while raising their children. After Africa, they settled in Jesup, GA, where Bob designed and built a home at 612 S. Elm. In 1969, his employer, ITT Rayonier, relocated him to the New York City office. Bob moved his family to Princeton Junction, NJ.


In 1971, he took on the challenge of designing and building a paper mill plant in Sept Isles, Quebec. The family lived in Beaconsfield, a suburb of Montreal. 1976, saw the Weaversmove to Lumberton, TX, where Bob worked for Temple Eastex papermill. When his son, Bill, graduated from McGill University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Bob and Bill started a business utilizing the waste from the paper mill.


In 1982, Bob and Bill started Fiber Resources, Inc. in Pine Bluff, AR to process the waste stream from the International Paper plant. This work continued until 1997. Over the years, Fiber Resources has diversified into wood pellets for heating, barbeque and animal bedding. The company employs about 50 people in the Pine Bluff area.


Bob Weaver designed and built a house on Middle Warren Road where he and Sue lived happily until her passing on April 19, 1999. His daughter, Candy, lived with him until his passing April 23, 2019.


A memorial service and visitation will be held at Robinson Funeral Home, 807 Cherry St., Pine Bluff, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 1st, 2019.


Bob and Sue Weaver’s ashes will be interned at Monte Vista Memorial Park in Johnson City, TN on May 26, 2019.


Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com


James Kennedy


James “Jim” Wright Kennedy, 97, of Little Rock, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, April 25, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.


He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on July 31,1921, son of William Holder Kennedy and Ethel Mann Kennedy.


Jim graduated from Pine Bluff High School and attended the Citadel. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, earning the rank of First Lieutenant.


He was the owner of WH Kennedy and Son Cotton. Jim served on the Pine Bluff City Council, served on the board of National Bank of Commerce and served on the board of the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Jim was also an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where he served on the Vestry for many years.


He was an avid golfer who loved the game and his many friendships. He was still curious until the end of his life about world events and life in general.


Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Cox Kennedy; his parents; his brother, William Holder Kennedy Jr.; and stepson, Phillip Faulkner.


Survivors include his daughter, Beegee Hunt (David) of Springdale, Arkansas; son, Jim Kennedy (Young Kil Jung) of San Francisco; grandchildren, Katy Ryan (Tom), David Hunt Jr. (Bethany), Jamie Hunt (Jessica) and Will Hunt (Alex) and 10 great-grandchildren; step-daughter, Brianne Bush and children Alex (Nicki) of Brooklyn, New York and Mackenzie of Little Rock and Lisa Breau (Randy) and children, Hannah and Connor of Little Rock; step-daughter-in-law, Sue Faulkner and son, Christopher of Little Rock.


A private service will be held in the Trinity Episcopal Church Columbarium Courtyard in Pine Bluff, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, with the Reverend C.B. Baker officiating. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall in Pine Bluff on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for family and friends.


Special thanks to his loving caregivers, Alice Wood, Curtis Felps, Sam Bone, Eula Bone and Matilda Anquandah.


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Jim’s honor to Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 West 3rd Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601 or the charity of your choice.


Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com


Vince Peck


Vince Paul Peck, 52, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his home.


Vince was born August 20, 1966, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late Neil Paul and Mary Bernadette Cain Peck. He was reared and received his education in Altamonte Springs, Florida, where he graduated from Lake Brantley High School in 1984. He also attended Seminole Community College for 2 years.


Vince had worked at Winn-Dixie while living in Florida and was currently working for Wal-Mart in Pine Bluff in the Sporting Goods Department.


Vince had many hobbies including making ornaments for his family at Christmas, collecting G.I. Joe figurines and painting Warhammer models.


He is survived by his wife, Karen Reynolds Peck, whom he married July 9, 2004, in Florida; brother, Ralph John “Johnny” Peck of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; and two sisters, Bernadette “Berni” Penny of Altamonte Springs, Florida and Christina Diane “Tina” Scott of Fort Orange, Florida; and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and his beloved fur babies that he loved and adored very much.


Vince was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Amy Jo Barnett. The family will receive friends Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at Robinson’s.


A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:00 AM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son. Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com


Huey Shovan


Huey P. “Buddy” Shovan, age 74 of White Hall passed away Thursday April 25, 2019. He was born February 1, 1945, in Jonesboro, Louisiana to William Rueben and Lizzie Eurie (Aldy) Shovan. He was an electrician, owner and operator of Arkansas Power Equipment. He loved to work.


He was preceded in death by his parents, son Paul Pierce Shovan, daughter Linda Renee Shovan Cox, and sister Lula Mae Sowell.


Survivors include his wife of 54 years Linda Mae (Henderson) Shovan, son William Ray Shovan of Rison, daughter Darla Edwards (Darren) of Malvern, brother Eugene Dunn (Jolene) of Hot Springs, sisters Ann Hester (Marvin) of Pine Bluff, Janelle Casey (James) of Little Rock, Dorothy Green (Howard) of Woodlawn, Deb Schubert, grandchildren Stephanie Turner Armstrong (Ryan), Tyler Turner (Brianna), Ashleigh Cox, Talor Weatherly, William Ray Shovan, Jr., Jaclyn Harrison (James), Tara Edwards, great grandchildren Brynlee Turner, Blade Turner, Sawyer Armstrong, Ravyn Armstrong, Renee Cox and Sloan Harrison.


Visitation will be Sunday April 28, 2:00-4:00 pm at Regency Funeral Home.


Services will be Monday April 29, 10:30 am at Regency Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Dixon officiating. Burial will be at Center Campground Cemetery near Prague Community.


Arrangements by Regency Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome.com.


Bobby Daniels


Mr. Bobby Joe Daniels 65 of Pine Bluff passed away on April 24, 2019 in Little Rock. Funeral services will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.


Haywood Pitts


Mr. Haywood Pitts 40, of Pine Bluff, passed away on April 24, 2019. Funeral services will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.


Louie Bass


Louie E. Bass, 67, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed from this life on April 25, 2019. He was born in Dermont, Arkansas on September 15, 1951 to Louie B. Bass and Thelma Bass. Louie was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping in his free time.


He is preceded in death by his father Louie B. Bass, step-mother Nancy Bass, step-father Holland Ault, grandparents Jessie and Dorothy Nelson and Charlie and Pansy Bass. Louie leaves behind his mother Thelma Ault; siblings Brenda Snider-Golden (John), Nina Brown (Joseph), Jeanette Skinner (Rick), Nancy Bobb (Kel), William Bass (Amanda); five children Kimberly, Louie Jr, Joey, Daniel, Mathew; special friend Monica Nixon and several grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and other friends and family.


A family celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Salvation Army 501 east 12th Ave in Pine Bluff, Arkansas at 11:00am. His online guestbook is available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com