Catherine Risinger

Catherine McCoy Risinger, age 70, of North Little Rock, died August 21, 2019.

She was born at Pine Bluff on July 29, 1949, the daughter of the late Doris Astin McCoy and Arthur Elton McCoy. She graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1967 and furthered her education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Little Rock.

Catherine had a long and distinguished career in finance and banking, beginning her career at First South in Little Rock.

She was a member of South Side Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, and enjoyed traveling, gardening, and reading.

Also predeceasing are a sister, Nancy McCoy Helchen; and a brother, James Arthur McCoy.

Catherine is survived by two sons, Jon Robert Risinger and Andrew McCoy Risinger, both of Bigelow, AR; and a sister, Kay Cromwell (Jay) of White Hall.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. in Graceland Cemetery at Pine Bluff. Arrangements are by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services.

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Maurine Hughes

Maurine McBryde Hughes, of North Little Rock, formerly of Pine Bluff, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019, in the comfort of her home and surrounded by those she loved. She was 84 years old.

Born April 29, 1935 at Palmyra, she was a daughter of the late Ural McBryde and Janis Moore McBryde. She was reared and educated at Sherrill and was a graduate of Altheimer High School, where she played on the basketball team.

For three years, she worked at the base exchange while her husband was stationed at Pearl Harbor. She later returned to Pine Bluff where she resided for over 40 years. Mrs. Hughes was a cook in several cafeterias in the Pine Bluff School District and retired after 20 years of service.

She had attended First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed singing and playing the piano.

Her husband of 49 years, Roy G. Hughes, preceded her in death on May 16, 2012.

Survivors Include three daughters, Jan Moore, Vickie Byrd, and Cheryl Renee Barnes; two granddaughters, Rachel Abbott (Cory) and Ashley Barnes; two great-granddaughters, Selah and Faith Abbott; a sister, Eloise Glover; a nephew, Bill Glover (Paula); and Patrick McCurry, who she loved like a son.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 29, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Bill Hilburn officiating. Interment will follow in Palmyra Cemetery.

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Doris Beasley

Mrs. Doris Beasley 83, of Little Rock, AR, passed Sunday, August 25, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. .

James Gardner

Mr. James Beasley 64, of White Hall, AR, passed Sunday, August 25, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. .

Carolyn Parish

Mrs. Carolyn Faye Parish, 73, of Pine Bluff, passed away August 24, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home. .