Bill Green


John William “Bill” Green, age 84, of Lampasas, TX, formerly of Pine Bluff and Tucker, AR, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019.


Born near Grapevine in Grant County on June 30, 1934, he was a son of the late William Elmer Green and Eva Elizabeth Lutrell Green. He was a graduate of Watson Chapel High School and served in the United States Army for three years.


Bill had a very diverse work life and was a “Jack of all trades.” From his early adult employment at Arkansas Power and Light Company, he later became an independent distributor for Borden Dairy for a number of years. For over 10 years, he was the owner and operator of G and H Freight Company in Harrison, AR. He returned to the Pine Bluff area in 1990 and opened The Axle Shop on West 6th Avenue.


From his home on the Arkansas River near Tucker, he began doing the work which provided him with the most enjoyment and satisfaction: building boat docks along the river. He was able to use his diverse skills of woodworking, welding, and natural engineering abilities to build docks where people could have enjoyable times.


Bill had been an active member of Plum Bayou Baptist Church at Wright until moving to Lampasas, TX, to be near his daughter and grandchildren in 2013. He was also a past-president of the Sahara Shrine Clown Patrol and was very active in their activities for years.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Everett Green.


Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sue Hughes Green, whom he married on January 5, 1962; two daughters, Lori Green Ramsey and husband, Brent and Sharron Green Doherty and husband, Brian; four granddaughters, Emily Cottle and husband Chance, Erin Ramsey, Celia Doherty, and Anabella Doherty; a great-grandson, Everett Cottle; a sister, Peggy Green Stiles; along with many other loving family and friends.


Bill’s funeral service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Fitzhugh Cemetery.


Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Rick Etheridge


Rev. W.F. “Rick” Etheridge of Sheridan, Arkansas, was born March 2, 1929, in Parkdale, Arkansas, the son of the late Frederick Rushing Etheridge and Willie Lee Higginbotham Etheridge. He had served in the United States Air Force and was a member of Sheridan Masonic Lodge #280.


Bro. Rick died at The Waters of White Hall on Monday, April 29, 2019, at the age of 90.


Bro. Rick was a true servant of the Lord. He was a minister to many churches during his time of spreading the gospel. Those churches include, New Prospect Missionary in Colt, Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, Magnet Cove Missionary Baptist Church in Malvern, First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Vimey Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Alexander, Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan, Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in North Little Rock, and at the time of his death, he was the pastor of New Hope #1 in Rolla.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Knight Etheridge and his brother, Ruben Allen Etheridge.


Survivors: son, Rickey L. Etheridge of Sheridan; daughters, Vicki and husband Doug Brown of White Hall, Louann Morris of Jonesboro; sister, Nell Johnston of Amory, Mississippi; grandchildren, Brian Morris, Leah Walters and Jason Brown; great grandchildren, Lauren Bailey Morris, Rian Morris and Sydney Walters and a host of nieces, nephews, church family and friends.


Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 3, 2019, at the funeral home with Bro. Roy Lee Polk and Bro. James Draper officiating. Visitation is from 9:00 until service time. Graveside service will be at 3:00 P.M. Friday at Egypt Cemetery near Hamburg.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-1306. www.memorialgardenssheridan.com .


Bobby Joe Daniels


Bobby Joe “Bob” Daniels, 65, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed April 24, 2019. He was born November 17, 1953 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Otis James and Pearl (Miller) Daniels.


He enlisted in the United States Army in 1974 and was honorably discharged.


He leaves to cherish his memory one brother: Lemmie Lee Daniels; six sisters: Leona Marks, Malissia Darrough, Janie Mae Winston, Mary Ann Hunter, Helen Daniels and Lenora Wilson as well as a host of other family members and friends.


Visitation will be held Friday, May 3, 2019, at Christian Way Funeral Home 5-7 p.m.


Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Christian Way Funeral Home Chapel. His body will lie in state from 12:15 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Henson Memorial Cemetery. www.christianwayfh.com .


Vida Helloms-Thacker


Vida Lynn Helloms-Thacker, 64, of Pine Bluff passed away on April 28, 2019. She was born October 27, 1954, in West Virginia. Lynn, as she was affectionately called.


Survivors include, her husband, Charles E. Thacker, Sr., six stepdaughters, Yolanda Clark, Tekesha Moore, Antoinette Weathers, Amanda Thacker, Tiffany Thacker, and Constance Thacker; two stepsons, Derrick Thacker and Clifton Thacker, and a host of family members and friends.


Her Memorial Service will be 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Christian Way Funeral Home Chapel. www.christianwayfh.com .


John Lowe


Mr. John Lowe, 77, of Dumas, Arkansas, passed Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas, Arkansas.