Norman Mitchell “Porky” Wynn, 88 of Pine Bluff passed away Friday June 21, 2019, at JRMC. He was born May 27, 1931 to Mitchell and Ethel Wynn at Madison, Florida and graduated from Madison High School in May of 1950.
He was an excellent athlete and played baseball, basketball, and football in
junior and senior high and he received offers to play college football. He decided to go into the Air Force where he stayed for four years and received an honorable discharge.
While in the Air Force he was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho where he played football for the base team as a full back. This team competed against state college teams at that time. During this time, he received the Most Valuable Player trophy. While stationed in Idaho, he met his future wife, Catherine.
They moved back to Florida where he worked for National Container Corp.
(paper mill) 1954 as extra hand on the lime kiln, worked as lime kiln helper– recovery boiler 4th helper, digester helper, recover boiler 3rd helper, till November 1957.
Porky came to Pine Bluff to help build the Dierks Paper Company in December 2, 1957 as a washer operator – promoted to digester cook; he spent 9 years on both jobs. He was promoted to the job of recovery operator in 1966 then went on to work as a boiler operator till he retired after 42 years in 2000. He was active in the union and served as their secretary for years. After he retired he was active in their retiree meetings at the Paper Mill for years which he really enjoyed.
He was Assistant Scout master for the Boy’s Industrial School Troop 187 and also for Troop 284 at the Dollarway Presbyterian Church. Later he was also a District Executive for the Quapaw Area Council. He was also involved in the Jefferson County Wildlife Association Porky was always helping people, taking care of seniors, visiting the nursing homes, and driving people all over Arkansas.
He enjoyed camping and eventually built an A frame house on the Greers Ferry Lake at Cove Creek, did not get to enjoy it long. He enjoyed road trips out West every two to four years to make the family reunion, creating many memories for the family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell and Ethel Wynn, brothers J. W. and Ralph and sister Jean Hunter.
Survivors include Catherine, Sister Juanita Singletary of Florida. He is also survived by his Daughter, Ramona Green of Pine Bluff, Son, ShadWynn (Christi) of Fort and a son Joseph Wynn of Hot Springs. Grandchildren: Wallace Green Joiner of Nashville Tennessee; Anna Claire Wynn and Ethan Wynn of Florida, and great grandchildren Estelle and Preston Joiner of Nashville, TN.
The family would like to thank the staff at Trinity Village that took such good care of Dad and also the Physical Therapy staff. He really enjoyed the attention. They would also like to thank the staff at JRMC on 2nd NE that was very attentive during his stay. Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Humane Society of Pine Bluff, P. O. Box 2233, Pine Bluff, AR 71613 or your favorite charity.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 27th 5:00 to 7:00 pm and funeral service will be held Friday, June 28th at 11:00 am with Deacon Noel F. “Bud Bryant officiating at Ralph Robinson Funeral Home, 807 Cherry Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Honorable pallbearers will be Jimmy McCree, Jeff Stewart, Tommy Stivers, and Scott McGeorge. Online condolences at www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.
Oubery E. Drummond, 79, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019.
He was born June 7, 1940 to the late Bill and Carrie Fires Drummond. He was born and reared in Lepanto, Arkansas and moved to Pine Bluff in 1967. Oubery retired from truck driving after more than 25 years. His favorite pastime was fishing. He was a loving husband and brother-in-law, and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Selena Ann Drummond-Shelby; three sisters, Corina Jones, Beatrice Simpson and Lula Mae Bell; and two brothers, Carneal and Alton Drummond.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Clinton-Drummond, family of in-laws, and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m. in Hardin Cemetery with Brother Jackie Jones officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at Fuller Hale South Funeral Services. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com
Courtney “Court” Earl Doss, 40, of Pine Bluff passed away at his home, Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Court was born April 4, 1979 in Dayton, Ohio to Don and Rita Doss.
He grew up in Batesville, Arkansas where he graduated with the class of 1997. After living in Tulsa, OK, he moved to Pine Bluff to help his father run Pawn Stars of Malvern and later opened his own Pawn Stars of Sheridan.
He was a boxing aficionado, a movie buff, and a gifted writer.
He will be deeply missed. If he was part of your life, you were guaranteed laughter.
He was preceded in death by his father, Don Doss on May 9, 2019; grandparents, Barney and Lela Doss; and an uncle, Jack Doss.
Left to mourn his loss are his mother, Rita Doss of Conway; two brothers, Shane Doss of Conway, and Todd Doss of Winter Springs, FL; an aunt, Betty Anders of Kingsville, TX,; his best friend, SFC Casey Miller stationed in Hawaii; goddaughter Kierra Stalnacker; his girlfriend, Aneesha; many members of the Vietnamese and Hispanic communities who considered him family; and several cousins and other loving family and friends.
He loved animals and rescued many. In keeping with his character, memorial donations in Courtney’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Independence County in Batesville, Arkansas or volunteer your time at your local animal shelter in his memory.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com
Peggy Ann Woodfield, 72, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died, Monday, June 24, 2019. She was born September 1, 1946, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Homer Harry and Ethel Ruth Smith Robinson.
She was reared and received her early education in Arkansas, graduating from Loma Vista High School in California.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed working in the yard with her flowers and “junkin”.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Alan Woodfield; her parents; a sister, Wanda Robinson and a brother Homer Ernest Robinson.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Hughes of Springfield, Missouri, two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry “Bo” Robinson of Stuttgart, Verdis Robinson of White Hall, Allen Robinson of Pine Bluff and a sister, Patsy Hill of Linn Creek, Missouri. There will not be any services at this time. Online register at www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
Jerry Lee Brockman, age 79 of White Hall, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with liver disease. He was born December 15, 1939 in Steele, MO to the late John Virgil Brockman and Eva Overshine Brockman.
He was a retired pipefitter and welder with Local Union 665 and 155, United States Army Veteran serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was founding member of Funderburg Hunting Club. He was of the Baptist faith. Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He loved hunting, fishing, and gardening, which he shared with the entire community. He had a gentle spirit, compassionate heart, a wonderful sense of humor and lovingly liked to joke and tease with everyone. If you knew Jerry, he would tell you “Family is Everything”! One of his last moments he said “Isn’t it beautiful?” in which we asked “What is beautiful, Daddy”? He replied “My Family”. Go today and love your family.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jim Brockman, Harry Cunningham and Frank Cunningham.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ann McArthur Brockman of White Hall; one son, John Robin “Rob” Brockman and wife Tracey of Redfield; two daughters, Sheila Lively and husband Randall of Grapevine and Kelly Rector and husband Rob of Springfield, MO; five grandchildren, Bailey Brockman, Landon Lively and wife Lauren, Lauren O’Bryant and husband Tyler, Lacey Lively and Brittany Rector; three great-grandchildren, Rhett, Ella and Easton; one brother, David Cunningham of Washington State; three sisters, Virginia Ensley and husband Bob of Topeka, KS, Joyce Cunningham of Topeka, KS and Mary Todd of Macon, GA; and sister-in-law, Faye Brockman of Red Bluff, CA.
Special Thanks to Loy and Nadyne Aikman, Vickie Brown, Lew McMahan, Hospice Angels, Dr. David McElreath and Staff and Dr. Timothy Reece and Staff.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel in Monticello with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Robinson and Fuller (Cranford’s) Funeral Home, 8302 Dollarway Road in Whitehall. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.
Memorials may be made to: Whispering Pines Cowboy Church, Arena Team, 6912 Old Warren Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.
Robert Brasher, Jr.
Robert Leon Brasher, Jr., age 57, of Hot Springs, died Monday, June 10, 2019.
He was born on July 15, 1961, in Pine Bluff. He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Raymick Brasher.
Robert graduated from Watson Chapel High School in 1980. He was a member of The Ark of Praise and a monthly volunteer at the men’s prayer breakfast. He also worked as a welder with Varco Pruden in Pine Bluff for 20 years. Robert loved to put together craft models and woodworking.
He is survived by two sisters, Patricia Harris DuMond and Beth Harris Quiaoit; two nephews, James DuMond and Sean Payne; three nieces, JoAnna DuMond, Tommi Jackson and Marlisle Campbell; and many great-nieces and great-nephews whom he loved dearly.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.
Mrs. Verna Phillips-Love, 61, LaCrosse, Wisconsin formerly of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away June 23, 2019. Service by Perry Funeral home.
Mrs. Ida Rolfe-Walker, 89, of Clinton Township, Michigan passed away June 22, 2019. Service by Perry Funeral Home.