Jerry Rook


Jerry Glenn Rook passed from this life Sunday, August 25, at Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.


He was born to the late Aaron L. and Juanita Rook October 27, 1943 in Turrell.


Jerry is at rest now and he is with his parents, son Jerry Jr. and siblings Elwood Lamar Rook and Debra Rook Butterfield the Angels are rejoicing with them.


Growing up he worked on his father’s business: Rook Egg Farm South of Nettleton.


Jerry was in education for over 39 years. He was a successful coach at Nettleton, Pine Bluff, Stuttgart and at Brookland. Jerry’s Pine Bluff team won two State Championships. Jerry enjoyed Gardening and fishing.


Survivors include his wife, Paula Rook of Jonesboro; three sons Barry Rook of White Hall, David Rook of Rogers and Heath Minnis of Bono; and daughters, Dana Jones of Egypt and Tina Rook of Rogers, and numerous Grandchildren.


He is also survived by his siblings: Rickey Rook Dickey Rook and Ted Rook and Mina Rook Davis.


He is a legend in this area and people still talk about the Raider teams of 60 (Ark State Runner-up) & 61 (Championship) years.


Those who witnessed the Ark State Championship game in 61 when Jerry scored 52 points in that game will never forget it.


Jerry still holds the scoring records at NHS (3,103 pts) and ASU (2,153 pts). This was when there was not a 3 point line where Rook shot a third of his shots.


He was a High School and College All-American, inducted in the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame (2009) and had his HS #33 retired in 2009.


A visitation will be from 1-3 pm Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Emerson Funeral Home.


A funeral service will follow at 3 pm August 28, 2019 at Emerson Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Stallings officiating. Burial will be private. Family asks to please consider donations to the NEA Humane Society. Online registry: www.emersonfuneralhome.com .


Eddie Power


Marvin Edward “Eddie” Power, Jr. went to be with the Lord on August 26, 2019, at the young age of 45 years.


Born March 27, 1974, at Pine Bluff, he was the son of Sandra Baughman Power and the late Marvin “Ed” Power, Sr. He was reared and received his education in Pine Bluff, and was a 1992 graduate of Dollarway High School.


Eddie enjoyed spending time with his family and children. He loved hunting and fishing with his Dad, was an avid Denver Broncos fan, and loved calling the Hogs. He became a very proud grandpa this year. His father predeceased him on March 4, 2018.


He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Sandra Power; his sister, Angela Eastman and husband Craig; his former wife and the mother of his children Tracy Power; his children, Zachary, Madison, and Nicholas Power and Sharon Hollingshead; a grandson, Cameron Lloyd Hollingshead; his grandmother, Eva Bea Rembowski; and a host of family and friends who will miss him dearly.


Eddie’s funeral service will be Thursday, August 29, 2019, 2:30 p.m. at White Hall United Pentecostal Church with Pastor Chris Dixon officiating. Burial will be private.


Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services. Online condolences may be made at FullerFunerals.com .


Pauline Owens


Mrs. Pauline Allen Owens 73, of Malvern, Arkansas, passed Tuesday, August 20, 2019.


Funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Toones Chapel A.M.E. Church, Tulip, AR, by Rev. Norma Gillom. Burial in Toones Chapel Cemetery, Tulip, AR, by Brown-Williams Funeral Home Fordyce, AR.


Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Brown-Williams Funeral Home Fordyce. www.brownfunneralhomeandmortuary.com .


Eloise Coggs


Mrs. Eloise Anita Coggs, 95, of Torrance, CA, passed Monday, July 29, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .