Barbara Jean Green, 87, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, August 31, 2019.
She was born October 23, 1931 in Pine Bluff, daughter of the late W. Anton Green and Marcella Lowery Green.
Barbara was reared and received her early education in Watson Chapel, graduating from Watson Chapel High School in 1949 and also attended Judkins Business School.
She began working for Arkansas Power and Light in 1953, transferred to Middle South Services in 1977 and retired in December of 1990 from Entergy Corporation with over 37 years of service.
Barbara was a member of Good Faith Carr United Methodist Church.
Although she had no immediate survivors, Barbara had many extended family members and good friends whom she treated as family.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Brother Steve Monk officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Grant County. Visitation will be Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until service time at Robinson’s.
Memorials may be made to the Shady Grove Cemetery Association, c/o Carol Taylor, 10100 Highway 270, White Hall, Arkansas 71602 or Good Faith Carr United Methodist Church, 3703 Ryburn Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603. Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com .
Janet Potts Rarey, 89, of Pine Bluff, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Janet was born July 24, 1930, in Alikchi, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Hollis B. and Dora Fuller Potts. She was reared and received her education in DeQueen, where she graduated from DeQueen High School. She also attended Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.
Janet was a receptionist at Central Moloney for 40 years, before retiring in 2014. She attended Central Presbyterian Church. Janet was a people person who loved to work and really enjoyed watching her hummingbirds.
Janet is survived by her daughter, Cristi and her husband Tommy Lawhon of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren, Brian and his wife Heather, Shawn and his wife Laura, Brittney, Morgan, and Samantha; three great-grandchildren, Grayson, Johanna, and Rhylee.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Rarey; son, Pat Gillenwater; brother, Don Potts; and a great-granddaughter, Belle Renee Lawhon.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 2-4 PM, at 804 Rosswood Colony Drive, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the American Cancer Society, 2222 Cottondale, Lane Ste 310, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com .
Myrtle W. Jackson
Mrs. Myrtle W. Jackson, 57, of Jefferson, Arkansas passed Monday, September 3, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown-Williams Funeral Home. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .
Mrs. Brenda J. Hill. 69, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Sunday, September 1, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .
Mrs. Kawhanas Jacobs 56, of Carthage, Arkansas passed Sunday, September 1, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown-Williams Funeral Home of Fordyce, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .
Lonnie Faye Malone
Mrs. Lonnie Faye Malone 60, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Monday, September 2, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .
Eloise Anita Coggs, 95, passed away on July 29, 2019 at the Sunnyside Nursing Center in Torrance, Calif. after a bout with pneumonia. Born on August 11, 1923 in Pine Bluff, AR to Tandy Washington (TW) Coggs and Nannie Elma Hinkle, she earned a B.A. degree from Arkansas AM&N (now UAPB) and a M.S. degree at Boston University, School of Social Work (1946).
She worked as a school caseworker for a year in Chicago, Illinois (1946-47), and in Virginia, Brooklyn and New York, NY (1948) where she worked in clinical and community settings as a psychiatric social worker (1948-67). She moved to Los Angeles, CA., in 1968, where she was able to be closer to her brother, T.W. Jr. and her father, T.W., Sr., and (later) her sister, Nanette, who relocated from Chicago after retiring, to care for their father, who was the first superintendent of the Negro Boys Industrial Schools located in Pine Bluff and Wrightsville, Arkansas and also was president of Arkansas Baptist College from 1937-1955.
Eloise traveled internationally for many years and continued to work with patients and students in Monterey Park, La Puente and in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California (USC) County Hospital Social Services Department until 1972, when she was injured in a car accident in Los Angeles, CA.
Ms. Coggs resided in Briarwood Townhomes in Inglewood, CA for over 40 years, and was active in civic and community affairs. She was a member of Guidance Church on Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles. Preceded in death by her siblings, Dr. Louis Hinkle Coggs, Sr., Rev. T. W. Coggs, Jr., Dr. Granville Coleridge Coggs, and Ms. Nanette E. Coggs, and her nephew, Louis Hinkle Coggs, Jr., she is survived by nieces Anne Coggs Smith (Don), Chicago, IL., Alma Coggs Smith, Adelphi, MD., Harriette Coggs Stuckey, Riverside, CA, Janet Coggs Echols (Aubrey) Los Angeles, CA, Anita Coggs Rowell (Joseph), Novato, CA, Carolyn Coggs, Oakland, CA, nephew Tandy Washington Coggs, III (Michele), Las Vegas, NV and a host of grand- and great-grand-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Services are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 2704 Commerce Cir, Pine Bluff, AR 71601, 870.534.3210. Celebration of Life, Saturday, September 7, 2019, 2:00 pm, Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in P.K. Miller Cemetery, 2122 W. Pullen St. Pine Bluff, AR. Please RSVP: 951.640.7888.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Baptist College, Institutional Advancement, c/o Mr. Kristofer Anderson, 1600 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., Little Rock AR 72202. www.brownfunneralhomeandmortuary.com .
J.W. Anderson, 82, of Pine Bluff, passed away August 31, 2019. He was born to William Oscar Anderson and Annie Loraine Power, in Rison, AR. He was reared and received his early education in Cleveland County, AR.
He was married to Lucy Levada Copeland June 19, 1865 in Oklahoma.
Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents and wife; five siblings, Henry, Dave, E.C., Charles, and Mary Anderson; and one grandson, Zac. He is survived by his daughter Lyn Wilkerson (Tommy); granddaughter and family, Julia (David) Grimes, Nathan, Caralyn, Charlie, and Ethan; grandson and family, Daniel (Lisa) Wilkerson, Kolby, and Bently
J.W. had many nieces and nephews, but carried a special affection for Molly Wingard, who helped tremendously in his care. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Online Condolences: www.fullerfunerals.com .
Marvin Gene Wallace, 72, passed away Thursday August 29, 2019 at the Circle of Life Hospice Hospital in Bentonville Arkansas.
Marvin was born on March 16, 1947 in Humphrey, Arkansas to the late Tollie and Vivian Frazier Wallace. He spent most of his life in Pine Bluff, Arkansas before retiring to Natchitoches, Louisiana and later to Gravette, Arkansas.
Marvin had a very successful career in the steel construction industry, specializing in the construction of steel mills all over the world for the last 30 years. He was a hard worker and expected hard work from those around him in return. His hard earned knowledge provided guidance to many and will most definitely shape the outcome of numerous construction projects for years to come.
He was an avid bass fisherman, and especially enjoyed new boats and cars. Usually, the faster the better.
Marvin is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Betty Jo LaCaze Wallace. He is survived by his three brothers, Chris (Linda) Wallace, Gary (Sharon) Wallace, and Kelly (Arletta) Wallace, and one sister Lois (Johnny) Shaw; one son Joey (Jamie) Wallace; and two grandchildren Tollie Taylor Wallace and Susan Daniel Wallace; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and “running buddies”.
Marvin would want to give a special thank you to Nina and Kenneth Kay, and to Arletta and Kelly Wallace for their unwavering support over the past few years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many, Louisiana officiated by Brother Randy Olliff. Internment will follow at 12:30 at Weaver Cemetery in Flora. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Circle of Life Hospice Hospital in Bentonville, Arkansas. https://nwacircleoflife.com/