Wardell Brooks, Sr., 88, of Pine Bluff passed July 4, 2019. Born December 18, 1930 in Hughes, AR to the late Louis and Sarah Perdman Brooks.


Survivers include his wife; Felicia E. Brooks of Moscow; five sons, Wardell (Dominque) Brooks, Jr., Derrick (Rachell) Antwine and Gary (Brenda) Brooks all of Pine Bluff; Jim (Grace) Brooks of Hot Springs and Marcus (Tomorro) Antwine of Memphis, TN; eight daughters; Elvira (Freddie) Baggett, Sheron (Derrick) McKinzie, Patricia Brooks and Lichelle (Markezius) Livingston all of Pine Bluff, Debbie (Kenny) Jenkins of Altheimer, Pinkie Graydon of Flint, MI, Judy (Henry) Holmes of Hoot, TX and Velma (Eric) Vaughns-Murray of Pittsburg, PA; brother, Willie L. Brooks of Pine Bluff; sisters; Aretter Brooks and Dollins (Marion) Walker of Pine Bluff and Lillie D. Smith of Little Rock, fifty-four grandchildren.


Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church by Rev. Cleon Morgan, Jr. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.


Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Mortuary. The remains will lie in state from 10:00 A.M. until funeral time.


James Williams


Mr. James E. Williams, 68, of Pine Bluff passed Saturday, July 6, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 20th at 10:00 a.m. at United Christian Church, 6140 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130. A Pre-Pass will be from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.


Roy Collins Jr.


Deacon Roy Collins, Jr,90, of Grady, Arkansas passed away on July 4, 2019. He was born November 25, 1928.


Funeral Service will be 11:00 am on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at New Community Church with Pastor Vince Collins Officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery Cedar Grove Section by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Family Hour/ Visitation will be Friday, July 12, 2019 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the funeral home. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Lula Battles


Mrs. Lula Mae Wyatt Battles, 74, of Pine Bluff passed away on July 7, 2019. She was born December 23, 1944 to Josephine Wyatt and the late James Wyatt, Sr.


Funeral Service will be 3:00pm on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Greater Mt. Calvary MBC with Pastor Travis Harden officiating.Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Family Hour/Visitation will be Friday, July 12, 2019 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Greater Mt. Calvary Church. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Esta Kealer


Esta Lee Ramey Kealer, formerly of Pine Bluff, joined many of her friends, family and loved ones in heaven on July 9, 2019. She was born in Batesville, AR on March 27, 1928. She died peacefully in her sleep, attended by her daughter, Laura Nan Pate at their home in Sargent, Texas, where she had lived the last few years of her life.


Mrs. Kealer was a Christian and a charter member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church. She was also an avid gardener and a member of Pine Bluff Master Gardeners.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred, and son, David.


She leaves behind her daughter, Laura Nan Pate (Curtis), daughter-in-law, Marsha Staton Kealer, seven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and another on the way.


There will be a graveside service conducted by her grandson, Nathaniel Kealer, Wednesday, July 17, at Cypress Memorial Garden in Pine Bluff at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Watson Chapel Baptist Church.


Anita Flemister


Mrs. Anita “Nita” Flemister, 55, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away July 6, 2019. Nita was born September 4, 1963 to Bessie Willis-Flemister and the late John Flemister II, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.


Her visitation will be Friday, July 12, 2019 from 5-6:30 p.m .at Perry Funeral Home Chapel.


Her funeral is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Solomon Hill M.B.C with Rev. Ken Daniels/officiating. Burial will follow at Solomon Hill Cemetery.


Nita leaves to cherish her memories, mother; Bessie Flemister-Bennett, daughter; Joyah Flemister, granddaughter; Erica Tolbert, brother; John (Natalie) Flemister III, 2 sisters; Del Flemister, and Rhonda (LaDerek) Gatson, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Service by Perry Funeral Home.


Irene Bullard


Mrs. Irene M. Bullard, 91, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away July 7, 2019. She was born April 2, 1928, to the late Dave and Mentar Jackson in Emerson, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband Dubois Bullard.


Her visitation will be Friday July 12, 2019 from 7-8 p.m. at Perry Funeral Home Chapel.


Her funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday July 13, 2019 at St. Paul M.B.C. with Rev. Steven King officiating. Burial will follow at Bellwood Cemetery.


She leaves to cherish her memories, twoo sons; Willie Drake, and Derrick (Cynthia) Bullard, one brother; David Jackson, and one sister; Darlene Tucker, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives, and friends. Services by Perry Funeral Home.