Oceanlene Bonds


Mother Oceanlene Bonds, 69, of North Little Rock, passed on September 26, 2019.


Homegoing Celebration will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Triumphant Deliverance Fellowship Ministries in North Little Rock by Rev. Gene McElroy. Interment will be in Elmlawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Visitation/Family Hour will be 7:00 pm-8:00 p.m. at Triumphant Deliverance Fellowship Ministries. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Ruby Leonard


Ms. Ruby Leonard, 95, of Monticello, passed on September 30, 2019. Homegoing Celebration will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Monticello. Interment will be in Selma Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Jeremiah Reed


Mr. Jeremiah Reed, 70, of Marvell, passed on September 28, 2019. Homegoing Celebration will be 12:00noon on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Apostolic Life Center Church. Interment will be in Postelle Cemetery by Paradise- Integrity Funeral Home of Stuttgart.


Visitation/Family Hour will be from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Apostolic Life Center Church. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Larry Griffin


Mr. Larry Darnell Griffin, Jr., 46, of Star City, passed on September 30, 2019.


Homegoing Celebration will be 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Polk Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Terrance Williams officiating. Interment will be in Polk Chapel Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Visitation/ Family Hour will be from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at Paradise Funeral Home. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


John Woods Jr.


Mr. John Ardenious Woods, Jr., 95, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away September 27, 2019. He was born April 14, 1924, to the late John A. Woods, Sr., and Gertrude Woods in Eudora, Arkansas.


His funeral is scheduled for Saturday October 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. in Eudora, Ark., at Jericho M.B. Church with Rev. Albert L. Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Mason Cemetery in Eudora, Ark.


He leaves to cherish his memories (1) sister-in-law, Mertha Woods, (3) nieces Debra Thomas, Glennice Terry, Carolyn Goldsmith, and a host of other family members and friends. Services are by Perry Funeral Home.


Samario Shaw


Mr. Samario O. Shaw, 22, of Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away September 26, 2019. He was born March 21, 1997, to Carnisha Lee and Randy Shaw in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.


Samario’s visitation will be Friday October 4, 2019 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel from 6-7 p.m. His funeral is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Breath of Life Church at 1:00 p.m. with Rev Kerry Price, Pastor, and Rev. Cleon Morgan, Eulogist. Burial will follow at Forrest Lawn Cemetery.


He leaves to cherish his memories, mother; Carnisha (Shen) Lee, father; Randy (Kathy) Shaw, daughter; La’Niyah Shaw, Grandparents; Shirley Johnson, Jennette (Leon) Ventry, and Wanda Huggins, (3) brothers, Cortez Shaw, Randy Shaw, Jr., Andrew Shaw, (4) sisters Bre’Onna Washington, Tiandra Shaw, Shunbreka Lee, Miranda Shaw, and a host of nieces, nehews, other family members and friends. Service by Perry Funeral Home.


Carl Evans


Mr. Carl Elton Evans, 62, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed Monday, September 23, 2019.


Visitation/Family Hour will be 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019, at New Community Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Apostle Dewayne Rudd, Sr.


Burial will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Moscow, AR, by Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. His body will lie in-state 9:15 a.m. until service time. www.brownfunneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Timothy Matthews


Mr. Timothy Mac Matthews 61, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019. He was born in Pine Bluff to the late John Wesley Matthews, Sr. and Lillie Giles Matthews.


Survivors include his wife, Derrikka Matthews, of Pine Bluff, AR; sons, Donta Kirby of Columbus, Mississippi; Reginald Morton, and Brian Taylor both of Pine Bluff, AR; daughters, Tameka Crosby of Bryant, AR; Kimberly Matthews of Arlington, Texas; Deicca Taylor, Brittnney Taylor, and Derriyanah Shaw (AKA SPIDER) all of Pine Bluff, AR; 14 grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. James Murry. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Memorial Garden by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. His body will lie in-state 9:15 a.m. until service time.


Visitation will be Friday, October 4, 2019, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff. The family will be at 149 Silverwood Cove, White Hall, AR. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com


Herbert Martin Sr.


Herbert Martin, Sr., 69, of Pine Bluff passed away on September 16, 2019.


Graveside Service will be 1:00pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens by Paradise Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”