Bobby Don Doss, 72, passed away May 8, 2019. He was born in Pine Bluff on October 27, 1946, to Lela Spears Doss and Barney MathuesDoss. He was preceded in death by his parents and by an older brother, Jack Doss. He is survived by his sister, Betty Anders (Chuck) of Kingsville TX; sons, Todd Doss (Joanne) of Orlando FL, Shane Doss of Conway and Court Doss of Pine Bluff; grandson, Jackson Doss; and byDon’s fiancée, Sharon Rogers Moeckel.
He was a 1964 graduate of Watson Chapel High School and attended the University of Arkansas–Monticello. He joined the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1970. He spent 30 years in the poultry processing business, running processing plants, selling to international customers and traveling extensively in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. After retiring he returned to Pine Bluff to care for his parents. He worked as an independent consultant to poultry processing companies and later in the insurance business. In 2009 he founded Pawn Stars of Malvern and Sheridan which he operated until his death.
He is also survived by many friends and extended family who knew him as a generous man always ready to help them. He loved fishing and sports and enjoyed teaching his sons and grandson these pastimes. Since he especially loved little kids and animals, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the ASPCA or an animal shelter of your choice. Following his wishes, the family will hold a private service to celebrate his rich life. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com
Mr. A.D. Gray 80, of White Hall, Arkansas passed Thursday, May 9, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com
Matt Works, 40, of Acworth, Georgia, formerly of White Hall, lost his hard fought battle with cancer on May 9, 2019, and instantly his faith became sight.
He was born August 18, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Gerald “Nick” Works and Jackie Lanham Works.
Matt was reared and received his education in Jefferson County. He was a 1996 graduate of White Hall High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Pine Bluff and after moving to Georgia he and his family attended North Star Church.
Matt was an avid marksman and spent many hours shooting with Alex, Lance and other friends, he also enjoyed building and racing motorcycles. Known to be a prankster, no one was safe from being roped into one of his tricks. He was a genuine person and loved by many, even during his treatments he brought smiles to the faces of the other patients and staff he met and friended along the way. The thing Matt loved doing the most was spending time with his family and most importantly with his “baby girl” McKenna.
He was preceded in death by his father in 2006, his maternal grandmother, Peb Lanham, and paternal grandparents, Dale Works and Gertie Will Works.
Matt is survived by his loving wife of almost 20 years, Katie Anne Baker Works; daughter, McKenna Works; mother, Jackie Lanham Works; maternal grandfather, Jack Lanham; brother Nick Works (Carla) of Gaithersburg, Maryland; sister, Tammy Chapman (James) of White Hall; nieces and nephews, Amber, Jonathan, Kara, Ethan, Kate W., Kendall, and Kate J.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins to whom he was very close, and many, many dear friends.
Katie and family want to extend special heartfelt thanks to the ICU staff at Emory for their dedication, unwavering support, extraordinary care and love, especially to Dr. William Reed for his research and undying hope to find a cure for Matt.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Robinson Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 15, 2019 in the Chapel of Robinson Fuller with Brother Kent Dixon and Brother Allen Elkins officiating.
In lieu of flowers, and per Matt, Katie and McKenna’s request, donations can be made to help others fight their battle with cancer to Emory Winship Cancer Institute through their website: winshipcancer.emory.edu under the “ways to give” tab. Memorial may also be made in remembrance of Matt to Central Baptist Church in Pine Bluff.
Online condolences: www.rfwhitehall.com
Antonio R. Martin 33, of Pine Bluff, AR passed on May 6, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.
Mr. Willie Royal 65, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Sunday, May 12, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com
Reba Joyce Stokes of Pine Bluff passed away Saturday, May 10, 2019, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.
Born February 2, 1933 at Lake Village, she was a daughter of the late Tom Harvey Smith and Altie Belle White Smith Vance.
Ruby Owens, age 86, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 11, 2019. Born February 2, 1933, at Lake Village, she was a daughter of the late Tom Harvey Smith and Altie Belle White Smith Vance.
Mrs. Owens had worked in the Finishing Department at Central Moloney for a number of years, and later as a custodian at Taylor Elementary School in White Hall. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Also preceding her in death are her husband of 55 years, J. D. Owens; two sons, Marvin Owens and Tommy Lee Owens; a brother, Daniel Smith; and three sisters, Elsie Devine, Hazel Hoast, and Dorothy Bean.
Survivors include her children, Bobby Ray Owens and Sandra Kay Foxworth; four grandchildren, Dewayne Owens, Angelia Owens, Jason Owens, and Daniel Foxworth; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Owens’ funeral service will be Wednesday, May 15, 2019. 1:00 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel with Pastor Larry Walker, Rev. Charles McDaniel, and Rev. Ronald Grundy officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Yorktown. Visitation will be Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com
Tina McHughes age 72 of Conway, Arkansas completed her journey on earth Sunday, May 12, 2019 after a difficult battle with a terminal neurological disease.
Tina was born in Dermott, Arkansas on February 20, 1947, to the late Robert Clyde and Katherine Emmons. Survivors include her 2 children, Richard McHughes Jr. (Kim) of East End and Katherine Sublett (Toby) of Greenbrier; 5 grandchildren-Cody, Seth, Grace-Evelyn, Ella-Claire, and Chloe-Beth; her sister Kay Harrington of North Little Rock; her brother in law Earl Allen of Pine Bluff; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Tina was a member of the Highway 65 church of Christ in Conway. She was a homemaker for many years, but later began working and eventually retiring from the US postal service.
Tina was adventurous and lived in the moment. She loved people and enjoyed opening her home for entertaining. She will be remembered for her warm smile, her hospitality and her fun personality.
Visitation and Services to honor Tina will be held Wednesday 5-7PM and Thursday 10AM at Roller McNutt in Conway, Arkansas.