Thomas Matthews Jr.


Thomas “Mane Mane” Matthews, Jr., 33, of Star City passed away on August 23, 2019. Funeral Service will be 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Paradise Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mary Arnold officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem # 2 Church Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Tony Brown


Mr. Tony Orlando Brown, 41, of Pine Bluff, passed away on September 1, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Lawrence Alford


Mr. Lawrence “Poochie” Alford, 65, of Pine Bluff, passed away on September 3, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Kawhanas Lopaze Jacobs


Mrs. Kawhanas Lopaze Jacobs, 56, of Carthage, Arkansas, passed Sunday, September 1, 2019. Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2019, at First Missionary Baptist Church Carthage, AR by Rev. Kenneth Juniel.


Burial in Bethel Cemetery by Brown-Williams Funeral Home Fordyce, AR. Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Brown-Williams Funeral Home. Her body will lie in-state at the church 1:45 a.m., until service. www.brownfunneralhomeandmortuary.com .


Gwendolyn Bailey


Gwendolyn Joyce Bailey, 61, of New Edinburg, Arkansas passed away on August 27, 2019.


Funeral Service will be 11:00 am on Friday, September 6, 2019, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Warren, Arkansas, with Elder James Hooper officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Patricia Robinson-Wine


Patricia Ann Robinson -Wine 59, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019. She was born January 4, 1960, to Ida Robinson and the late Levertis Ray Robinson, Sr.


Her visitation will be held today, at Christian Way Funeral Home 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, at First Trinity Church of God In Christ, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. at 11:00 a.m. Her body will lie in state from 10:15 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


She was preceded in death by her father Levertis Ray Robinson Sr., brother Levertis Ray Robinson Jr. and sister Gloria Robinson.


She leaves to cherish her memories her children; LaTasha Robinson-Carlock (Chris), Tenisha Wine Everette (Chris), Montrell Wine, Allen Clinkscale, and Donterious Clinkscale her mother Ida Robinson; her siblings, Linda Duncan, Jackie Robinson and Curtis Briggs; 8 Grandchildren , a host of beloved relatives and friends. christianwayfh@att.net .


Tony Edwards


Tony Robert Edwards, age 64, of Pine Bluff, former Leachville resident, passed from this life Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Born in Perryville, Arkansas, Tony was a 1973 graduate of Leachville High School and later attended Southern Baptist College in Walnut Ridge.


He had worked as the business manager for the Newport Hospital and later as a store manager for Goodyear Tire Company. Tony had lived in Pine Bluff for the last 30 years and was an avid technology and computer enthusiast.


He is survived by 2 daughters; Jennifer Rawls Woodside and her husband, Tony of Paragould, Jill Rawls Cole of Nashville, Tennessee; His mother and step-father, Barbara Kay and Bill Stewart of Pine Bluff; His father, Donald Robert Edwards of Jacksonville, Florida; 1 brother, Craig Edwards and his wife, Julie of Germantown, Tennessee; 2 sisters, Donna Kay Smith and her husband, Dan of Hot Springs, AR, Sandra Peterson of Arkadelphia, AR. Tony also leaves 6 grandchildren; Jordan Rawls, Jathan Rawls, Jenna Rawls, Isiah Woodside, Braden Cole, and Briley Cole.


Graveside funeral service will be 2 P.M. Saturday, September 7, 2019, in the Leachville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Saturday from 12:30 until 1:45 at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville. Friends may sign the online guest register @www.HowardFuneralService.com .


Brenda J. Hill


Mrs. Brenda J. Hill, 69, of Pine Bluff passed Sunday, September 1, 2019. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist, Pine Bluff by Rev. Anthony Wilson-Walker. Burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Cassaco, AR by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .