Burdena Jones


On November 2, 2019, Burdena A. Ross Jones received her call to eternal rest. A native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and a retired educator.


She was predeceased by her son, Dr. Eric E. Jones. She leaves to cherish her memory five beloved children, Saundra K. Jones-Lyons, Carla J. Jones Burrell, Ph.D, Lance R. Jones, Kevin Jones, and Caroline Jones; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-grandson.


Service will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at McGuire Funeral Home, 7400 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20012. Visitation is at 11 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon. Interment private.


In lieu of flowers please tribute in her name to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, School of Education, www.uapb.edu. www.mcguire-services.com.


Mitchell Nolen


Mr. Mitchell Nolen, 52, of Killeen, Texas, formerly of Monticello, Arkansas, passed away on October 23, 2019.


Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Green Mount Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello. Family Hour/ Visitation will be from 12:00 pm-12:45 pm at the Funeral Home. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Laloni Turner


Ms. Laloni Turner, 34, of Rison, Arkansas, passed away on November 3, 2019.


Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Visitation/Family Hour will be from 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home and from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Delano Braxton


Mr. Delano Joseph Braxton, Sr. 72, of Pine Bluff, passed away on October 29, 2019.


Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Main Street Church of God in Christ with Elder Brandon Clay officiating. Interment will be at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Visitation/Family Hour will be Friday, November 8, 2019, from 5:00 p.m-.7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Michael Graydon


Mr. Michael B. Graydon, 47, of Pine Bluff, passed away on November 4, 2019. He was born March 26, 1972, to Rosie Batemon and the late Rev. John W. Graydon, Sr.


Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at New Community Church with Rev. Daryl Graydon officiating. Interment will be in Wabbaseka Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Visitation/Family Hour will be on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 609 East 24th. A Celebration Musical will follow at 7:00 p.m. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Marsell Glover


Mr. Marsell Glover, Jr., 61, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away November 1, 2019. He was born August 30, 1958 to the late Marsell Glover, Sr. and Melzine Shields-Glover in Stuttgart, Ar.


His visitation will be Friday November 8, 2019 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel from 5-6 p.m.


His funeral service will be with Military Honors Saturday November 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at True Vine E. M.B.C. with Rev. Leon Williams, pastor and Rev. Leato Walker, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at New Cemetery in Rison.


He leaves to cherish his memories wife; Barbara Glover, two sons; Mario Jermaine Glover and Marshall Jonathan Glover, one daughter; Marisha Jan’ee Glover, two sisters; Cherry Ann Owens, and Cheryl Glover, threes brothers; Barrie Glover, Larry (Cindy) Glover, Alvin (Tonya) Glover. and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Service by Perry Funeral Home.


John Stephens


Mr. John Barnell Stephens, 75, of Hampton, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019.


Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Hampton Gym, Hampton, AR by Rev. Rodney Frazier. Burial in Macedonia Cemetery, Hampton, AR by Brown-Williams Funeral Home Fordyce, AR. His body will lie in-state 9:45 a.m. until service time. www.brownfunneralhomeandmortuary.com.