Paul N. Fletcher, Sr., 74, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away May 20, 2019. He was born October 9, 1944, in Pine Bluff to Thomas Orr Fletcher, Jr. and Keturah (Neely) Fletcher.


Paul was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School and attended the University of Arkansas and the University of Central Arkansas. He served in the Army Reserves for 11 years and later worked in Human Resources for Tyson Foods for 31 years. Afterwards Paul worked as the Human Resource director for McFarland Eye Care for 11 years before retiring in 2016.


Paul served on the Board of Directors of the Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce and the Pine Bluff Port Authority. He was a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church.


Paul loved living on the lake and enjoyed boating and all water activities. Gathering with his family and friends was a great joy in his life. Paul will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was a man of character and had the respect of everyone who knew him.


Paul was preceded in death by his parents; Tom and Keturah Fletcher; sister, Virginia Sadler; brother, Tommy Fletcher; and son, Paul N. Fletcher, Jr.


Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joan Avant Fletcher; daughter, Ginger Fletcher Serpas; grandchildren, Stewart Serpas, Jr., Sierra Serpas, Jackson Ruiz; sister, Margaret Fletcher Kresse; many loving nieces and nephews; and a host of loving extended family and friends.


Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.


A celebration of Paul’s life will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff.


Pallbearers include Eric Kresse, Steve Fletcher, Andy Sadler, Dave Sadler, Phillip Blunk, and Stewart Serpas, Sr.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Methodist Children’s Home or a charity of your choice. Online condolences at www.caruth-hale.com.


Sandra Hunt


Ms. Sandra Hunt 52, of Pine Bluff, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


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Reola Perry


Mrs. Reola Perry passed away Monday May 20, 2019 at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center.Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.


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Barbara Fleeman


Barbara Morgan Fleeman, 73, of Pine Bluff passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019.


She was born September 2, 1945 in Grubbs, Arkansas, raised by the late Raymond Morgan and Elizabeth Ford Morgan.


Barbara was reared and received her education in Gillett. She received an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.


She worked as a registered nurse at JRMC and St. Vincent Infirmary as a registered nurse in the CCU and PACU departments. After retirement from St. Vincent’s, Barbara worked as a utilization review nurse with Children’s Medical Services for the State of Arkansas.


Barbara and J.L. Fleeman were married for several years until his untimely death in 1989. Mr. Fleeman served as Sheriff of Cleveland County from 1966 until 1974. He was also a justice of the peace there and had been a state trooper for eight years.


Barbara was woman of faith and loved her Lord; she attended church when her health would allow and would attend her children’s home churches with them.


She had several pastimes that she loved, gardening, shopping, visiting any flea market she could find, and seamstress work just to name a few but most of all she loved spending time with the many grandchildren she loved so much.


In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by one brother, Matthew Ford.


She is survived by her children; Deidre Annette Jones Holiday of Sheridan, Tony Jones (Machelle) of Gillett, Debbie Phillips of White Hall, and Tiffany Doolin (Lonny) of Pine Bluff; grandchildren, Benjamin Holiday, Hunter Holiday, Hannah Koestler, Emily Jones, Kelsey Jones, Lane Jones, Alic Brown, Zack Brown, Alyssa Phillips, Christian Carroll, Jerod Carroll, Zachary Doolin, and Lauren Rose Wilder Doolin; one great-grandchild, Rosalie Koestler; two sisters, Louise Fagan of Conroy, Texas, and Linda Henderson of Ward, Arkansas; two brothers, Clifford Morgan of Willis, Texas, and Troy Wayne Morgan of Conroy, Texas; numerous caring nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Ralph Robinson and Son.


Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son.


Burial will follow at Cypress Memorial Gardens. Online Condolences: www.RalphRobinsonAndSon.com


Elmos Fluker


Elmos Fluker ”Manyo” 52, of Pine Bluff passed away on May 14, 2019. He was born September 14, 1966 to the late Elvis and Katie Fluker.


Elmos leaves to cherish his memories his daughters, Laterri Dumas and Delonna Fluker ; a son, Micheal Ware ; 11 Grandchildren; six sisters, Osella Reed, Evelyn Breedlove, Twylla Lee, Cynthia Stephens, Tamekia Cloird, and Marcie Fluker; two brothers, Reginald Fluker and Earnie Fluker ; Special family, Johnathon Tolbert, Shirley Thomas, Juan Gutierrez and family, and host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


Visitation will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 at Christian Way Funeral Home 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.


Funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Christian Way Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state from 10:15 am until time of service. Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery www.christianwayfh.com