Linda Kelley, 80, of Pine Bluff, died at her home Thursday, June 20, 2019 surrounded by family.

She was born May 27, 1939 in Pine Bluff, daughter of Ilene Minor.

Mrs. Kelley worked as an administrative assistant for several car dealerships throughout Pine Bluff.

She was a member of Greenlee Baptist Church. She loved feeding and watching birds and squirrels.

Mrs. Kelley was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cleo Kelley and her mother.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Duncan (Eddie) of Pine Bluff and Pam Shuffield (Phillip) of Arkadelphia; son, Roger Yates of Russellville; brother, Lonnie Parr (Cynthia) of Conroe, Texas; six grandchildren, Natalie Cook, Cole Shuffield (Kayla), Thomas Duncan, Stephanie McGraw, Courtney Edens (John) and Matt Yates; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Greenlee Baptist Church with Reverend James Watson officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorials may be made to Greenlee Baptist Church, 4901 Old Warren Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603 or American Cancer Society, 901 North University, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207.

Cremation arrangements were by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors (online register:

Shirley Bacon

Mrs. Shirley Ann Bacon 71, of Pine Bluff passed Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff by Rev. Michael Williams. Burial in Graceland Cemetery Pine Bluff by Brown Funeral Home.

Visitation Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. Her body will lie in-state Monday 10:15 a.m. until service.

Arby Rodgers

Arby Cleo “A.C.” Rodgers, 91, of Fayetteville, formerly of White Hall, died Friday, June 21, 2019. He was born January 20, 1928 in Des Arc, son of Jesse W. and Ruth Heavener Rodgers.

A.C. graduated from White Hall High School in 1948. He attended First Assembly of God in Pine Bluff and White Hall.

He worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad, where he retired as a brakeman and conductor. A.C. was a member of the Sahara Shrine Temple in Pine Bluff since 1975.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, J.W. Rodgers; and sister, Margaret Gorman.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Weatherford Rodgers of Pine Bluff; daughter, Terry Rodgers Fox (Fred) of Fayetteville; mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of children, Tena Billings Rodgers of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Nan Ruth Fox (Ben Williamson) of Charleston, South Carolina, Megan Fox Kingdon (Matt) of Charleston, South Carolina, Fred Andrew Fox (Annye) of Fayetteville and Kate Fox Jorgensen (Blake) of Fayetteville; and great-grandchildren, Luke Rodgers Williamson, Lily Grace Williamson, Marley Fox Kingdon, Micah Thomas Kingdon, Miles Tillman Jorgensen and Charlie B. Jorgensen.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Reverend Charles Cantwell officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until service time at Robinson’s. Online register: