Thomas Paxton

Thomas Lee Paxton of Conway, Arkansas, passed from this life on October 8, 2019, at 87 years young. Tom was a follower of Christ, made evident by his selfless and humble heart.

Tom was born on June 9, 1932, in Sheridan, Arkansas, to the late John Arthur (Pete) and Maxine (Dial) Paxton. He graduated from high school in Prattsville, Arkansas, in 1951, which is where he met the love of his life and wife of 65 years, Mae (Stubblefield) Paxton.

After graduating from Henderson State University and serving in the U.S. Army, he dedicated his professional life to finance, initially for 15 years at Commercial Investment Trust, and 26 years at Simmons First National Bank, where he served as Senior Vice President of the Credit Card Division.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Arthur Paxton, Jr. and a sister, Marion Edge.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Mae (Stubblefield) Paxton; children Keith (Cindy) Paxton of Allen, Texas, Jeffrey Paxton of Conway, Arkansas, Mary (Scott) Whiteaker of St. Louis, Missouri; along with grandchildren, Jessica (Justin) Crum, Toni Michelle Hardin, Emily Paxton, Alyssa Whiteaker, Thomas Paxton, and Drew Whiteaker, and great-grandchildren, Mila Moody and Isley Crum.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The CALL in Faulkner County; or the American Baptist Association Missions;​.

Services will be held at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home at 650 Central Landing Blvd., Conway, Arkansas, on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by the service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Philadelphia Cemetery in Prattsville, Arkansas. Online guestbook available at

Robert London Jr.

Robert London, Jr., 92, of Pine Bluff departed this earthly life on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He was born June 6, 1927 to the late Robert London, Sr. and Marie Scruggs London.

Robert left Fargo Agricultural High School in Fargo, AR, to enlist in the United States Army. He was employed at Tyson Foods for more than twenty-five years.

He leaves to cherish his memory, children, Danny, Gregory, Carlton, and Janeau; grandchildren, Tiffany and Theorri; siblings, Dorothy, Marvin, Harland, and Melvin and a host of other family and friends.

The memorial services will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Rock Baptist Church by Rev. Moses McIntosh. Services by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary. The visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mortuary.

Emma Logan

Mrs. Emma Lee Logan, 76, of Pine Bluff, transitioned from this life on October 5, 2019. She was born on March 25, 1943, to the late Moses Lancaster Sr. and Amey C. Wesley Lancaster in White Hall, Arkansas.

She was a devout Christian and member of New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, under the leadership of Reverend Robert Williams.

Some of her past employers included: Lake Side United Methodist Church, Area Agency on Aging, Holiday Inn, The Catch of the Day, Danny’s Restaurant, and Pine Bluff Country Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She had 8 siblings; Moses Lancaster Jr. (deceased), Melvin Lee Lancaster (deceased), Elijah and Elisha Lancaster (deceased), William Caleb Lancaster (Pine Bluff, Arkansas), Gene Neal Lancaster (White Hall, Arkansas), Annie Bell Lancaster Boykins (Pine Bluff, Arkansas), and Kim Clarice Lancaster Ward (White Hall, Arkansas).

Emma was a devoted mother to 7 children; Dan Burris III (deceased), Dorothy Burris (deceased), Marcia Burris (Pine Bluff, Arkansas), Teresa Ligon (John) Plano, Texas, Amanda Smith (Pine Bluff, Arkansas), Kenneth Burris Sr. (Pine Bluff, Arkansas), Kevin Burris Sr. (Pine Bluff, Arkansas). She had 16 grandchildren, 10 great grand-children, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

At the request of Mrs. Logan, the family will not have a funeral or memorial service. If you are wanting to send cards, please send them to #6 Avalon Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71601, to the attention “Logan Family”. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated during this time of bereavement. Online guestbook

Mabel Riggins

Ms. Mabel Riggins, 54, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019. Visitation/Family hour 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR.

Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019, at New St. James Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Pastor James Barnes, Jr. Burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Her body will lie in state from 1:45 p.m. until service time.

Darlene Scott

Mrs. Darlene Abram Scott, 61, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Visitation/Family hour 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Thomas Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Gould, AR by Pastor Donald R. Manning, Sr.

Burial in Altheimer Community Cemetery, Altheimer, AR by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. Her body will lie in state 9:15 a.m. until service time.

Dianne Billingsley

Dianne “Sissy” Billingsley, 71, of Jefferson, died Wednesday.

Survivors: daughters, Kristie Rogers and Kimberleigh Waters; son, Donnie Billingsley, Jr.; father of her children, Donnie Billingsley, Sr.; mother, Laverne Burnette; brother, David Burnette; sister, Mary Hagemeyer; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchilden.

Services: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Family Church. Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: Monday, 5-7 p.m. at Robinson and Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel. Online register:

Daisy E. Davis

Pastor Daisy E. Davis, 70, of Neptune, New Jersey, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019. Visitation is Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff.