Bessie Lambert


Mrs. Bessie Lambert of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed Sunday, September 15, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .


Sue Jarmon


Mrs. Sue Ann Jarmon was born January 29, 1956. She worked at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center for over 31 years. She was married to the late Phillip Jarmon, Sr., in 1992. She was a member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church.


She is preceded in death by her parents Houston, Dorothy Shine, and Corrine Allen, and adopted mother, Rachel Counts; sister Catherine Grays and brother Houston Shine, Jr.


She is survived by daughters Sekeyla White, and Barbara Landrum Roaf, and son Phillip Jarmon, Jr. Four sisters and fourteen grandchildren.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday , September 18, 2019, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Interment will be at the Liberty Hill Cemetery with services entrusted to the P.K. Miller Mortuary. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Mortuary on Tuesday.


Mrs. Jarmon will lie in repose at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.


Steve Strahan


Steve Strahan, 61, of White Hall, died Saturday, September 14, 2019 at home.


Born Thomas Steven Strahan August 10, 1958 in Stuttgart, he was the son of George Thomas Strahan, Sr. and Patricia Ann Montgomery Strahan.


Steve was reared and received his early education in Watson Chapel, graduating from Watson Chapel Academy in 1976. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1981.


He co-owned and operated Western Ho Western Wear, a family owned retail clothing store from 1979-1984.


After working for Montrose Academy from 1985-1988 as a athletic director, coach and teacher, he moved to White Hall in 1988.


He worked for the Arkansas Department of Corrections since 1988 and was currently serving as the Assistant administrator for Arkansas Correctional Industries over Sales.


Steve was a member of First Baptist Church of White Hall. He loved hunting and fishing.


He was very involved in White Hall athletics. Steve coached multiple White Hall softball teams from 1992-2000. He served in many capacities within the White Hall Booster Club from 1998-2008, including Vice President, President and Treasurer. He served as President of the White Hall Booster Club again from 2016-2017. Steve served as President of Jefferson County American Legion Baseball since 2006.


In baseball, Steve managed the Simmons First American Legion baseball from 2005-2011, served as vice president off Junior Babe Ruth Board of Directors in 2004, managed the Wholesale Tire Little League team from 2001-2003 and the Wholesale Tire Babe Ruth team in 2004.


At the state level, Steve coached boys 5th and 6th grade AAU basketball from 2001-2003 and 7th grade AAU basketball from 2003-2004.


He served as President of National Association of Institutional Agribusiness from 2011-2012.


Along with his accomplishments as a coach and valued board member in local athletics, Steve was also well known as the voice of White Hall Bulldog Football. He has served in that capacity since the fall of 2001.


Steve was preceded in death by his parents.


Survivors include his loving wife, Dottie Neikirk Strahan, whom he married November 30, 1985 in White Hall; daughter, Sarah Ann Strahan; son, George Thomas Strahan, II; sister, Stephany Strahan Beene (John); sister and brothers-in-law, Francis Neikirk Casteel (Robert), Gracie Neikirk Welch (John Paul), Bill Neikirk (Sonya “Tootie”) and David Neikirk (Sherri); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at First Baptist Church of White Hall with Brother Paul Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of White Hall.


Memorials may be made to the White Hall School District, Attn: Steve Strahan Memorial Athletic Scholarship, 1020 West Holland Avenue, White Hall, Arkansas 71602. Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com .


Pearl Lean Thomas


Pearl Lean Thomas, 54, of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on September 5, 2019.


Funeral Service will be 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Eternal Light Church of God in Christ. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Rosetta Morgan


Mrs. Rosetta Word Morgan 73, of Pine Bluff passed away on September 14, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Effie Magee


Effie Beatrice (Bea) Buchanan Magee, 95, a long-time resident of Pine Bluff, died September 14, 2019.


Bea was born March 23, 1924, in Crossett, AR, the daughter of the late Demarcus S. Horton and Hessie Bailey Horton. She grew up and received her education in Southeast Arkansas and married the late Nelson Harris Buchanan, Sr., in Pine Bluff, on June 24, 1944. She married Grady G. Magee, in Pine Bluff, AR, on January 3, 1978.


She was preceded in death by both of her husbands; her daughter, Linda Buchanan Douthit, of Russellville: two sisters, Lucille Royal, of Sheridan and Evelyn Blalock, of Oroville, CA; four brothers, Albert S. Horton, Marlin N. Horton, Charles E. Horton, and Robert L. Horton, all of Oroville, CA. She is survived by three sons, Nelson H. Buchanan of Pine Bluff, Frank D. Buchanan of Fayetteville, AR, and Henry Henry H. Buchanan, of Austin, TX.; step-son, David Magee of Little Rock; and step-daughter, Kelly Magee Lewis, of Weaverville, NC; 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.


She retired as a secretary at the Pine Bluff Arsenal and was a faithful member of Central Presbyterian Church. She served as an Elder on the Session, the governing body of the church and was a member of the Worship and Music Committee.


Bea was a self-sufficient, hard working individual with many talents. She was an excellent cook, baked marvelous pies and cakes and occasionally catered weddings. She was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed needle point and cross-stitch. She also enjoyed gardening and volunteering at the church. She loved to travel and was able to visit all fifty states, Canada and Europe with her late husband Grady.


Bea was deeply devoted to her church and family. Throughout the years, she showered them with unwavering love and support. Her pure heart and sweet soul made her a tremendously special person. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.


Services will be held in the chapel at Ralph Robinson & Son, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. with the Celebrant, Marty Shell, officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior, at 10 a.m. The family requests that memorials be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 6300 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71603. Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com .


Catherine Lewis


Mrs. Catherine Lewis, 78, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Monday, September 16, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com .