Paul Mosley, age 62, of Pine Bluff passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born on April 7, 1957 in Warren, Arkansas to Evelyn L. Threlkeld Mosley and the late Cecil W. Mosley.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Angela M. Mosley; grandson, Adrian Vanderpool; mother, Evelyn L. Mosley; siblings, Edward (Kathy) Mosley, Cecil (Robin) Mosley, Deon (Alvin) Wells, Danny (Tish) Mosley, Joe (Debra) Mosley, Sharon (Carroll) Williams, Earl Mosley and Dovie Pulley.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Buie Funeral Home in Rison with Frank Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request only live plants or donations can be made to lung cancer research. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. (870)325-6216. Please sign the online guestbook at

Dale Kriner Jr.

Dale A. Kriner Jr., 68, of Rowell, died Sunday, May 5th, 2019 after a long illness.

A native of Niagara Falls, New York, Dale was born November 4th, 1950 to Mary Louise Clyde and Dale Allison Kriner, Sr. He graduated from LaSalle Senior High school in Niagara Falls in 1968 and then attended St. Louis Institute of Music and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. While studying music there, he met Donna Harilyn Reed, who became the love of his life. They were secretly married on April 2nd, 1969 in Collinsville, Illinois and renewed their vows publicly on May 21st, 1971.

Dale was a world-class, classically trained pianist with a deep love for jazz. He studied under Beverage Webster, Miklos Ivanich and Lyndon Croxford. In the 1970s he toured in New York and Canada with various ensembles. In addition to his studies in St. Louis he also received a degree in music from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He regularly gigged with the Happy Times Jazz Band throughout Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi and provided private piano instruction to Pine Bluff-area students since the mid 1980s. He practiced for hours nearly every day throughout his life.

He was a member of the Taiho-Ryu Karate and Jujitsu Association, MENSA, and the Pine Bluff Users Group, a now-defunct computer club. He retired in 1995 after twenty-two years as a machinist at Cotton Belt Railroad.

Beginning in 1998, he played piano for Good Faith-Carr United Methodist Church. His music was a regular fixture of worship services, concerts and community outreach events, often in coordination with other churches and musicians. Each year he accompanied his wife in performance of Christmas cantatas that were cherished throughout the community.

Dale was rarely seen without a book in his hand. He loved straight-ahead jazz, chess, jigsaw puzzles, gadgets, model trains and pizza. He had a quiet and subtle but generous nature and was deeply committed to his family. His joyous sense of humor was often manifest in witty t-shirts, some of which he created himself. He inspired in his children critical thought, the endless pursuit of knowledge and passionate interest in current events. His was called “an indispensable musician” by his granddaughter and “the greatest Poppy ever” by his five-year-old grandson.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Donna Kriner of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Indra Dawn Kriner Smith and son-in-law Michael Nathan Smith of Pine Bluff; a son, Eric Jason Kriner and daughter-in-law Florence Kriner of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Erica Lauren Kriner of Pine Bluff and Silas Dale Kriner of Jonesboro. He is also survived by two siblings, Susan Marie Kriner Burnham of Scottsdale, Arizona and Theodore William Kriner, Sr. of Williamsville, New York, as well as five nephews and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, all of whom are buried in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery in Lewiston, New York.

Dale was released from the constraints of this Earth to join the everlasting harmony of the universe. He was a humble, kind and selfless man whose family will feel his absence evermore and cherish his legacy with gratitude. A memorial will be held at Good Faith-Carr United Methodist church Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. Please sign the online register at

Antonio Martin

Mr. Antonio Martin 33, of Pine Bluff, funeral service will be held 1:00 pm ,Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Mt Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Friday, May 17th at Christian Way Funeral Home 5-7 pm. Burial will be held in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Christian Way Funeral Home.

He leaves to cherish his memories his parents Donald Williams and Marion Martin Williams, a brother Antonio Gardner, and two sisters, Elizabeth Ross and KuWana Taylor ; and a host of other relatives .

Ida Price

Mrs. Ida Lee Ringold-Price, 93, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed on May 10, 2019. She was born November 9, 1925 to the late Isaiah Ringold and Melvinia Ringold in Scoots, Arkansas.

Her funeral will be Saturday May 18, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at New Community Church with Rev. Steven Mays/officiating, burial will follow at Forrest Lawn Cemetery.

her visitation will be Friday May 17, 2019 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel from 6-7 p.m.

She leaves to cherish her memories, Elmirie (Odell) Price-Shavers, Flora (Marvin) Price-Mays, Willie Price, Johnnie (Pearline) Price, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Service by Perry Funeral Home.

A.D. Gray

Mr. A.D. Gray 80, of White Hall, Arkansas passed Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at First Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Pastor Charles Boyd. Services are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation/Family hour Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. His body will lie in-state Saturday 1:45 p.m. until service.

Margaret Knox

Ms. Margaret Ree Knox 70, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Monday, May 13, 2019.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Smith Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Pastor C.L. Williams. Burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation Friday 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. Her body will lie in-state Saturday 11:15 a.m. until service.

Willie Royal

Mr. Willie (Billy) Harold Royal was born September 15, 1953, to the late Alfonso C. & Lucille Royal in Pine Bluff AR. Harold was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School in May 1971. Harold was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Chester Royal. He leaves to cherish his memories, his daughter Manita Pridgeon of Memphis TN, Son, Marcus Royal of Pine Bluff AR. 3 brothers, Larry, Anthony Royal & Reginald Johnson of Pine Bluff Ar. 2 sisters, Velma Winfry of Shiloh IL & Patricia Royal Johnson of Pine Bluff Ar. A devoted niece, Tonya Lemons of Pine Bluff AR. 5 Grandchildren; Kierra & Malik Pridgeon , Aalazha, Aatiyah & Mia Royal & A host of other relatives & friends.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at St. Peters Rock Baptist Church 1201 S. Catalpa Street, Pine Bluff AR by Pastor Darren Edgerson, Sr. Burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation/Family Hour Friday May 17, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. His body will lie in-state Saturday 9:15 a.m. until service.

Dorothy Gilbert

Dorothy Sindle Gilbert, 93 of Little Rock, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born January 23, 1926 in Tinsman, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Sally Sindle; husband, Leroy Gilbert; one daughter, Susan West; six brothers, Audie Sindle, Virgil Sindle, Waylon Sindle, Travis Sindle, Lindberg Sindle, and Joe Sindle; and two sisters, Ludie Scott and Madeline Gilbert. She is survived by two sons, Randy Gilbert of Little Rock, and Scott (Kim) Gilbert of Little Rock; one daughter, Vickie (Mike) Turchi of Pine Bluff; four grandchildren, LeAnn Saffold of Pine Bluff, Michael Turchi of Alexander, Hannah Kate Cain of Little Rock, and Hayden Gilbert of Little Rock. Visitation will be Friday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Saturday at Union Grove Cemetery in Hampton with Father Warren Harvey officiating. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

Lillie Taylor

Lillie Mae Taylor of Pine Bluff passed May 16, 2019. Arrangements later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.

Ronald Gardner

Mr. Ronald Gardner 57, of Monticello, Arkansas passed away on May 12, 2019. He was born December 31, 1961. Memorial service will be 1:00 Saturday May 18, 2019 at The Word Church in Monticello, AR by Paradise Funeral of Monticello, AR. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better”

Steven Tarver

Mr. Steven Tarver 60, of North Little Rock passed away on May 7,2019. He was born January 10, 1959.

Funeral Service will be 10:00am on Friday May 17,2019 at Pleasant View Ministries. Burial will be in Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!