Mr. Mannie Alford Duncan, 77 of Lewisville, TX passed on June 12, 2019. He was born on April 15, 1942 in McGehee, AR to the late Simon Duncan and Elversus Crosby Duncan. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Lewisville, TX serving on the Usher Board, and chaired the annual golf tournament. He has served as treasurer and communications chair for LSWWC, his family reunion committee.

He was proceeded in death by five siblings, Alexander V. McDonald, Simon Hugh Duncan, Eddie Paul Duncan, Emma Lydia (Duncan) Burch, and Marion (Duncan) Elliott.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 52 years Mamie (Simon) Duncan of Lewisville, TX, one daughter, Sharrion Johnson of Dallas, TX, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Homegoing services will be held at Westside Baptist Church, 900 Bellaire Blvd. Lewisville, TX 75067 Friday June 21, 2019 at 11:00 am.

Interment will be Saturday June 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pine Bluff, AR by Thrash Funeral Home of Lewisville, TX.

Jimmy Horn, Sr.

Jimmy Lee Horn, Sr., 87, of Pine Bluff, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

He was born November 8, 1931 in Pine Bluff, son of James Martin Horn and Evie Lee Stewart Horn.

Mr. Horn was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1949. He worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad for 44 years, retiring as a carman in 1993.

He was a long-time member of Central Presbyterian Church and a member of the Pine Bluff Community Band for over 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Aara Goodman; and brother, Ellis Horne.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Jean Pagan Horn, whom he married December 1, 1961 in Pine Bluff; two sons, Jimmy Horn, Jr. (Hazel) of Benton and Robert Horn (Rose) of Rhoadesville, Virginia; two daughters, Sheila Marie Horn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Janet Evelyn Coker of Richardson, Texas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Reverend Tim Reeves officiating. Interment will follow in Bellwood Annex Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Robinson’s.

Memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 6300 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.

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Donald Nelson

The life of Donald Nelson, (affectionately known as “Don” or “Lil Don”) was one of profound love for his family and friends. Don was born on August 17, 1969 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Mack Nelson and Lillie Mallett, both of whom preceded him in death.

He accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. Elijah Mason at Gospel Temple Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. He attended Sunday School regularly and served an Usher until he moved to Dallas, Texas.

Don attended Coleman elementary and middle school and graduated from Watson Chapel High School. He also attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

As a small child, Don was very inquisitive. He would dismantle a radio, new or used, to enhance his bicycle. His love for cars and driving was displayed at a young age, too. He was known for taking unauthorized joy rides in his mother’s and siblings’ cars. And when confronted, he would just flash that beautiful smile that he frequently displayed. His love for cars developed into a deep love for car repair. Don was always available for any family or friend that had car problems, no matter the hour.

In later years, Don developed an interest and love for motorcycles, especially the Harley-Davidson. On June 8, 2019, Don took his last ride as he looked upon his Savior’s face and he was welcomed home.

Don spent many years working in security and was employed as a Security Guard at the Federal Courthouse in Dallas, Texas.

Don was also preceded in death by his wife, Maria Wright-Nelson; brothers, Johnny Lee and Lonnie; and sisters, Vergenia and Lillian.

He leaves cherished memories with his children; Donovan, D’Anthony, Da’Nesha and Daniece; brothers, Mack Jr. (Willestine), Ronnie, Jackie (Ginnell); sisters, Carolyn, Geneva (Donnie), Earsie, Annette (Donnie), Jacqueline (Keith), Sharon; mother-in-law, Charlotte Wright; numerous nieces and nephews who loved Uncle Don, and a host of cousins, friends and co-workers. He is also cherished by his childhood friends from West 17th Street in Pine Bluff.

Charles Hansberry

Mr. Charles Hansberry 82, of Little Rock, AR passed Thursday, June 20, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Mary Dean

Mrs. Mary Ann Charles Dean 103, of Hazel Green, AL passed Saturday, June 16, 2019.

Funeral service will be held 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019 at First Baptist Church Gould, AR by Rev. Issac Barnes. Burial in Union Cemetery, Gould, AR by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Edmond Pleasant II

Mr. Edmond Pleasant II 83, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Second Baptist Church Little Rock, AR by Rev. Darryl Wilkins. Burial in Belmont Cemetery, Moscow, AR by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

J’Zya Murphy

Baby J’Zya La’Shae Murphy, daughter of Ty’Kionna Chambers and Ke’Monta Ja’mal Murphy was born and passed away June 14, 2019.

Her graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 22, 2019 at Forrest Lawn Cemetery.

She leaves to cherish her memories, Parents; Ty’Kionna Chambers, and Ke’Monta Ja’mal Murphy, grandparents; Tajuana Banks, Benita Murphy, and Clifford Chambers, great-grandparents; Corine Banks,

Evelyn Banks, and Ralph White all of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and a host of uncles, aunts and other relatives.

Service by Perry Funeral Home.

Harold Ray

Harold Otis Ray, 50 of Pine Bluff, died, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Born November 29, 1968 at Pine Bluff,

Harold was a son of the late Lonnie Ray and Bonnie Sturdivant Hicks. Reared and educated in Pine Bluff, he attended Watson Chapel Schools.

A landscaper by trade, Harold loved the outdoors, and when he wasn’t working he could usually be found at one of his fishin’ holes. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Kadem Ray and an infant son Kent Ray.

Harold is survived by his daughters, Kaitlinn Ray and Kassie Ray; step-mother, Louise Ray; brothers, Mark Hudson and Johnny Grizzelle; four grandchildren, Kadem, Asher, Ceilee and Layten; close friend, Nathan Boyd; cousins, Billy Turner and Chuck Turner; and many other loving family and friends.

There are to be no formal services at this time. Online condolences:

Virginia Holt

Mother Virginia Holt 82, of Stuttgart, AR passed away on June 13, 2019.

Funeral Service will be 11:00am on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at First Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Cedric Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery by Paradise - Integrity Funeral Home of Stuttgart.

Family Hour/Visitation will be Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9:00am until Service time.

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Jaylon Sims

Mr. Jaylon L. Sims 15, of Pine Bluff passed away on June 12, 2019. He was born June 2, 2004, to Amanda Shelton and the late James Sims, Sr.

Funeral Service will be 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at International House of Praise 4511 Faucett Road Pine Bluff, AR with Pastor Willie Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation/Family Hour will be Friday, June 21, 2019, from 5:00pm-7: 00 pm at the funeral home.

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Cason Herring

Master Cason Jace Herring 6, of Stuttgart, Arkansas passed away on June 16, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Edward King

Mr. Edward Charles King 84, of Pine Bluff passed Thursday June 13, 2019.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. George Barnes. Burial in V.A. Section of Graceland Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Visitation Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.