John V. Barner

Sunrise August 5, 1931, Sunset December 31, 2019.

LTC. (RET) John V, Barner, passed away peacefully in Orange City FL. where he lived with his daughter. John was preceded in death by wife of 50 years Corene C. Barner, and his son Donald, also preceded by his parents Frank and Jewel Barner, his brothers Samuel and Frank Calvin Barner, and his sisters Lucinda, Carolyn Taylor, and Clara Famble.

John is survived by his Brothers Albert and Robert (Barbara) Barner, and sisters Donnis and Linda Barner, and seven (7) children Sharon Barner, Carmen Shoope (Ricky), Subrena Barr (Oslen) of VA, Vicki Wade (Larry), Orange City FL, Jeffery Barner (Rose) Baltimore, MD, Stephen Barner (Janella) Grayson, GA, Reginald Barner (Allyne) New Orleans, LA, 16 Grand Children, 7 Great-GrandChildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He also leaves behind a current wife Virginia Ford-Barner of Pine Bluff and her two daughters Victoria Ford (aka Vicki) of Maumelle AR, Erika Ford-Preval of Atlanta.

He attended A&T State University where achieved his BS degree in Agriculture and his commission in the US Army. He attended Colorado State University achieving his Master’s in Education he then began what would be a 24 year career in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

John began his second career at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as an Administrator then he became the Director of Cooperative Education and went on to become the Director of Infrastructure until his retirement from the university system in early 2004.

John was an active member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He was a member of St James United Methodist Church and later became a member of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. John was active in the Pine Bluff community and received innumerable awards for his civic, professional and personal duties.

The services for John will be on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Brooks Chapel United Methodist Church in Polkville, N.C. Services by Enlo Mortuary in Shelby, N.C.

Correspondence, condolences and tributes can be made at . Details for the services will also be available at the website.

Bobbie Veazey

Bobbie June Veazey, 84, of Pine Bluff, passed away January 3, 2020.

Born June 20, 1935 at Sheridan, she was a daughter of the late Leonard Smith Miller and Allene Favor Roberts. She was reared and received her early education in Woodlawn and Sheridan.

A homemaker and loving mother, she was the widow of Raymond Veazey. She was a member of Oakland Heights Missionary Baptist Church and was a former member of Greenlee Baptist Church. Mrs. Veazey also enjoyed cooking and trips to Branson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by an infant son, Keith Dewey Nation; and infant grandson, Richard Anthony Davidson; a sister, Letha McEntire; two brothers, James Kenneth Miller and Conway Miller; two nephews, Billy Miller, Jr. and Kenneth James Miller; and a niece, Connie Glenn and husband, Jerry.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Nation and her fiancé, Rick Vanderpool; two brothers, Donald Gene Miller and Billy Ray Miller; nephews, Larry McEntire and wife Barbara, Donnie Miller, and Stanley Mark Miller; and a niece, Lisa Pinson and husband Jeff.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 9, 2020, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Rusty Womble officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit

Joyce Dozier

Joyce Leon (Reynolds) Dozier, age 78, joined her heavenly family on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at her home in Spanish Fork, Utah. She was born June 7, 1941, Melton Township, Jefferson County, Arkansas to Garland and Ruby (Taylor) Reynolds. She was one of nine children.

Joyce married Ben Arthur Dozier on June 1, 1962 and was sealed to him for time and all eternity on August 9, 1967 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She and Ben have four precious children who are sealed to them for all eternity: Stacey Thomas (Duwaine) Melissa, TX; Jana Vance (Regan) Mapleton, UT; Joy Metten (Joseph) Mapleton, UT; Brent Dozier (Jamie) Redfield, AR; grandparents of 14; great grandparents of 11. She loved her family more than anything else in the world. They were her greatest source of love, happiness, contentment, and fun.

Joyce received her BSE from Arkansas Teacher’s College in 1965. She taught in the public school system for 20 years. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various callings and capacities throughout her life. She prayed for God to help her overcome her faults, weaknesses, and imperfections. Two of her most favorite hymns/religious songs were Amazing Grace and Wings of a Dove.

Joyce hopes to be remembered as a kind and generous person willing to share and help others. She is survived by her husband, Ben Arthur Dozier of 57 years, her children, and her brothers, Diose Reynolds, Glynn Reynolds, Troy Reynolds and sister, Jan (Reynolds) Peers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1167 South 1700 East, Spanish Fork, Utah. Friends and family are invited to attend a pre-funeral gathering at the same location from 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Roxine Carter

Roxine Carter, 88, of Sulphur Springs Community, died Monday, January 6, 2020, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Born December 4, 1931, at Hampton, Calhoun County, Arkansas; she was the daughter of the late Travis Bradford Tomlinson and Jessie Elizabeth (Hines) Tomlinson James.

Roxine married Lee Mitchell Carter, Jr. on August 14, 1953 at Cornerstone, Jefferson County, Arkansas; her husband died June 7, 1998 at home.

She was a member at Shannon Road Baptist Church; and the Jefferson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for 21+ years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother – Kenneth Wayne Tomlinson, Sr. and sister – Berta Frances Tomlinson.

Survivors include her four sons: Mitch Carter and wife Cathy of Little Rock, Tommy Carter of the home, Brad Carter and wife Mary of Sheridan and Alan Carter of Pine Bluff. Four grandchildren: Linda Carter, Greg Carter and wife Andrea, Dexter Carter all of Little Rock and Braydon Carter of Sheridan.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fuller Hale South Funeral Home.

Funeral will be on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Fuller Hale-South Chapel by Rev. Joshua Blevins, pastor.

The family will be at the home of Alan Carter.

Memorials may be made to Jefferson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Volunteer Coordinator, 1600 W. 42nd Ave., Pine Bluff, AR 71603 or Shannon Road Baptist Church, 6817 Shannon Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71603. Online condolences may be made at

Pearl Brown

Pearl M. Flanagan Jones Brown, 94, of White Hall, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, January 7, 2020. She was born August 7, 1925 at DePew, Oklahoma to the late Everett Earl and Beulah Clark Flanagan.

Pearl was reared in DePew, Oklahoma, until her family moved to California when she was 12. She remained there until she moved to Arkansas after she was married and farmed at Noble Lake with her husband Jack. She later worked as an LPN for Dr. O.C. Rainey and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary for the VFW. She was a lifelong member of East Side Christian Church.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack W. Jones and A.E. “Pete” Brown; two infant sons; one daughter, Laverta Shults; three brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Jack (Gale) Jones Sr. and Ben (Sue) Jones; one daughter, Charleen (Wendell) Lybrand; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Friday at Graceland Cemetery with Bro. Rusty Womble officiating. There will be a visitation and reception following the service at the White Hall Community Center for the friends and family.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers. The family will be gathering at 804 McDaniel, White Hall, AR. Online condolences at

Edward Long

Edward Arlo Long, 92, former husband of the late Lorraine Long died, Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC.

Edward was born in Detroit, Michigan a son of the late Arlo R. and Florence McGown Long. He was a graduate of Pershing High School and earned an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He was a retired executive with Cooper Industries in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. In his long and distinguished career, he embraced each community he lived in and worked to make them better.

Edward was a WWII Veteran of the Coast Guard and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Surviving are two daughters, Marian Benton of Clemson, SC and Karin Schelke and husband, Jonathan of Wheat Ridge, Colorado; brother, Gerald Long of Romeo, Michigan; and grandchildren, Edward Benton and Margaret Haynes (McKendree Haynes) of Clemson, Gabriel Schelke (Jaqueline Simon) of Golden, Colorado, Nicholas Schelke (Allison) of Wheat Ridge, CO; and great grandchildren, Charles Haynes and Wilde Schelke.

In addition to his parents, Edward was predeceased by a brother, Alan Long; and a son-in-law, Charles Benton.

Inurnment will be in Pinconning, Michigan. Visit or Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central-Clemson Commons.

Jessie Traylor

Mrs. Jessie Traylor 90, of Pine Bluff, AR passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.