Earven Hadley Sr.


Mr. Earven E. Hadley, Sr., 74, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Friday, September 6, 2019. He was born March 23, 1945, in Grady, AR to the late Bennie Hadley, Sr., and Hattie (Smith) Hadley.


He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Elizabeth Kay (Seuell) Hadley of Pine Bluff, AR; four sons, Kerry Hadley of White Hall, AR; Earven Hadley, Jr., Kelven Hadley, and Gary Hadley all of Pine Bluff, AR; daugher, Karen Wine of Pine Bluff, AR; brothers, Robert Holmes of Cleveland, Ohio; and Jesse Hadley of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.


Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at New Community Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at New Community Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Pastor Patrick Lockett. Burial in Graceland Cemetery Pine Bluff by Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .


Emma Pickens


Mrs. Emma Lee Brooks Pickens, 105, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Wednesday, September 4, 2019. She was born April 19, 1914, in Pine Bluff, AR to the late Will Brooks and Violet (Heard) Brooks. Her husband Emmitt Pickens, Sr., proceeded her in death.


She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Lillie Mae Carroll, and Doris J. Homes, both of Pine Bluff, AR; 28 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; 119 great-great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-great-grandchildren.


Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Hooker, AR by Pastor Charles Helloms, Jr. Burial in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery Hooker, AR by Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. Her body will lie in-state at the church 9:45 a.m. until service time. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .


Ernestine Marie Whitfield


Ms. Ernestine Marie Whitfield, 69, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Saturday, September 7, 2019. She was born August 14, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Ernest and Jimmie (Stallings) Whitfield.


She leaves to cherish her memories to her son, Mario Moka; brother, Vernon Barnard James and sister Lois Hood all of Pine Bluff; and three grandchildren.


Visitation will be Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at St. Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Pastor Darren Edgerson, Sr. Interment in Forrest Lawn Memorial Garden by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Her body will lie in state Saturday, 2:15pm, until service time. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .


Ronald Tuggle


Ronald Williams “Bill” Tuggle, 66, of Pine Bluff, passed away on Friday, September 6th 2019. He was born on October 14th 1952 to the late Morgan Max Tuggle and Mattie Williams Tuggle in Memphis, Tennessee.


He was raised in Jackson, Mississippi, and a graduate of Mississippi State. He taught 8th grade science for 38 years in Hernando, MS., Blanco, Texas and Pine Bluff, Arkansas before retiring in 2011.


He is survived by his husband, John Weaver, Cousins Mary Noblin, Nancy Sloan, Gary Brister, Dennis Myers, Linda Jarvis and Annie Ferguson.


A memorial visitation will be Saturday, September 14th 2019 between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home.


A private memorial service will be held at a later date. On-line condolences : www.ralphrobinsonandson.com .


Scotty E. Compton


Scotty E. Compton, 51, passed Wednesday, September 4, 2019. He was born August 10, 1968, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Roy D. Compton and Pearline Compton of Pine Bluff, AR


He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, April Leon Compton; sons, Scotty Charles Compton and Gavin P Compton; daughter, Chloe Inez Compton all of San Leandro, CA; 2 grandchildren; brothers, Ricky Compton of Pine Bluff, and Aaron T (Chandra) Compton of Wyle, TX.


Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Baptist Church, Pine Bluff.


Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Judah Restoration Worship Center, 2401 S Main Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Verna Bolden. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .


Tony O. Brown


Mr. Tony O. Brown, 41, of Pine Bluff passed away on September 1, 2019. Funeral Service will be 10:00am on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Paradise Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terrance Williams officiating.


Visitation will be from 9:00am until service time. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Lawrence Alford


Mr. Lawrence Thomas Alford, 65, of Pine Bluff passed away on September 3, 2019. Funeral Service will be 2:30pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Melvin Harrison officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Visitation/ Family Hour will be 6:30pm-7:30pm on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Paradise Funeral Home. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Marquette Baines


Mr. Marquette Baines, 62, of Pine Bluff passed away on September 7, 2019. Funeral Service will be 1:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Paradise Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rickey Mays officiating.Visitation will be from 12:00noon until Service time. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Pearl Lean Thomas


Ms. Pearl Lean Thomas 54, of St. Louis, Missouri passed away on September 5, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”