Willie Branch Sr.


Willie Branch Sr., 91, of Watson, AR died October 24, 2019, at JRMC in Pine Bluff, AR. Willie was born January 16, 1928. Willie was married to Marvell Smith Branch for almost 71 years.


Visitation is November 1, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. at Serenity Gardens. Funeral services are November 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Harvest Time Ministry in Mitchellville, AR. Burial will be in Porter Cemetery in Watson, AR. Arrangements announced by Serenity Gardens Funeral Services of Dumas, Arkansas.


Delin Allen


Delin “Joe” Allen, 72, beloved father, uncle, grandfather, and friend ascended to heaven on Friday, October 25th in his home in Pine Bluff, AR.


He is survived by three brothers Mark Allen, David Allen Sr., and Lonell Bohanner; three daughters Trina Turner, Shawanna Lee, and Latasha Allen; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral Service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Motley Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Wiley Shelton. Burial in Cherry Hill Cemetery Moscow, AR by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.brownfunneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Dorothy Johnson-Long


Dorothy Mae Johnson-Long, 79, of Moscow, Arkansas passed away October 24, 2019. She was born September 28, 1940 to the late Curtis Johnson and the late Willie E Bush in Moscow, Arkansas.


Her visitation will be Friday November 1, 2019 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Perry Funeral Home Chapel.


Her funeral is scheduled for Saturday November 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope M.B.C. with Rev. John Bush/officiating. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery in Tarry Arkansas.


She leaves to cherish her memories; 1 son, Veotis long Jr.; 4 brothers, Bennie (Alvern) Bush, Freddie (Brenda) Bush, Henry Johnson, and Rev. John W. (Merle) Bush; 4 sisters, Dora Grice, Ruthie Lee, Jessie McKay, and Doris (Henry) Jackson, and a host of other relatives and friends. Service by Perry Funeral Home.


Glenda Arledge


Glenda Nell Smith Arledge, 84, of Little Rock, met Jesus on October 23, 2019, surrounded by family at her home at 10:05 p.m. Born April 9, 1935, to Berniece Adeline and Joe T. Smith in Star City, Arkansas, Glenda was the oldest of three.


As a young girl she enjoyed helping her parents in the garden and spending time with her cousins and friends. Glenda was a cheerleader, played on the basketball team, was a Football Maid and one of the Homecoming Queens of Gould High where she graduated in 1953. While in high school, she was a member of the 4-H Club, FHA, G-Club and the Library Club.


She acted in the Senior Play and was also the editor of the yearbook and school newspaper. She went on to work in sales at Baumans Men’s Store in Little Rock where she met her husband of over sixty years, E.R. Arledge. They settled down in Little Rock and created a beautiful life for their daughter, Petitia (Titia).


Glenda was a lifetime volunteer at CHI St. Vincent, an instructor at the Reynolds Center Senior Net, retail sales chairman, and a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary with Juanita Arnold. Within the community, she could often be found lending a hand. She was an esteemed member of the Pulaski County Master Gardeners and the Pulaski County Herb Society, creating beautiful flowerbeds around the state. She was most proud of her work in the herb garden at the Governor’s Mansion. To many who loved her most, she was Nana, and spending time with her grandchildren was a source of great joy for her.


She is survived by her husband of 63 years, E.R. Arledge II of Little Rock, Arkansas, her daughter, Petitia Rhea Arledge Califano and husband, Allan Califano of Salado, Texas; her brother, Michael Lynn Smith of Roland; grandchildren, Joshua Dunn, Emily Dunn, Anna Reynolds, Amie Castillo, Jocelyn Dunn, Todd Dunn, Joseph Califano, Kris Califano and Katie Carter; great-grandchildren, Alixandria Horsley, Alyssa Wilson, Hailey Wilson, Dustin Wilson, Isabella Dunn, Chanse Dunn, Cain Dunn, Arya Califano, Everly Califano, Addi Califano, Gracie Califano, Kelli Califano, Brady and Blake Carter; cousins, Nedra Marsh, Julie Bradley and Jeff Allen, Ernest “Sonny” and wife, Carolyn Dodds; as well as many nieces and nephews and other family and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Berniece Smith and Joe T. Smith, brother, Joe Smith, and children, Glenn and Michelle Arledge.


All her life, Glenda declared Jesus her Savior. Her steadfast love for the Lord brought her through the hardest of battles with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Dementia. Today she is healed and whole, praising alongside the angels in Heaven with her King. The legacy of a warrior, the heart of a volunteer, and the unconditional love of a Nana.


Visitation will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.). Services will be November 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by graveside services at Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please honor Glenda by donating towards the tuition of her great-granddaughter, Alixandria Horsley at Central Texas Christian School, 4141 W. Hwy 93, Temple, TX 76502.


Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200. Glenda’s online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.


Leon Jones


Mr. Leon Jones, 84, of Humphrey, Arkansas, passed away on October 24, 2019. Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Paradise -Integrity Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Stewart Officiating. Burial will be in Bayou Meto Cemetery by Paradise- Integrity Funeral Home of Stuttgart. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Mattie Mae Tarver


Ms. Mattie Mae Tarver, 85, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away on October 29, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Delano Braxton


Mr. Delano Joseph Braxton, Sr. 72, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away on October 29, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Mitchell Nolen


Mr. Mitchell Nolen, 52, of Killeen, Texas passed away on October 23, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


John B. Stephens


Mr. John B. Stephens 75, of Hampton, Arkansas, passed Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Brown-Williams Funeral Home of Fordyce, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.