Ricky Joe Tucker, 69, of Pine Bluff, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. He was born March 22, 1950 at Herbine (Cleveland County) to the late Leo Howard and Frances Jewel Glover Tucker.


Ricky was a graduate of White Hall High School, then worked at International Paper for 45 years before retiring as a lab supervisor. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Paula Sebourn Tucker; and 2 sisters, Paula Jean Speaks and Linda Clingan.


Survivors include three daughters, Teri Lynn Tucker of Spokane, Washington, Jennifer Gail Loftis of Bryant and Tammy JoLynn Middlebrooks of Monroe, Georgia; one son, Ricky Drew Tucker of Springdale; two stepsons, Brandon Maple of Mt. Home and Justin Maple of North Little Rock; one brother, Danny Howard Tucker of Tichnor; and six grandchildren, Hayden and Owen Ainsworth, Cameron and Cora Loftis, and Lauren and Ethan Middlebrooks.


In accordance with Ricky’s wishes, there will be no services. Online condolences at www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.


Ezell Brimmer


Mr. Ezell Brimmer 80, of Pine Bluff, passed Saturday, August 10, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Ruth Taylor


Mrs. Ruth Taylor 92, of Pine Bluff, passed Sunday, August 11, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Josephine Booker-Hayes


Mrs. Josephine “Tootsie” Hayes passed Wednesday August 7, 2019.


Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at New St. Hurricane M.B.C. by Pastor Derick Easter. Burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home.


Visitation Tuesday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Old Morning Star MBC. Her body will lie in-state in the church 10:15 a.m., until service. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Mattie Cole


Ms. Mattie Jean Cole, formerly of Altheimer, passed away in Shreveport, Louisiana,August 8, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.