Paula Smith


Paula Diane Dickey Watts Smith, age 70, of London formerly of Belleville, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at Arkansas River Valley Hospice Home in Russellville.


Paula was born December 30, 1949 in Lubbock, Texas to Raymond Leon & Margaret Adams Dickey. She was the owner and operator of Dickey Refrigerated Service and raised chickens for Wayne Farms for 30 years. She was a longtime member of Extension Homemakers, Yell County Rodeo and Riding Club, Cub Scout Leader, a cancer survivor at the age of 29 years old. She was a big supporter in the community and always lending a hand to anyone in need.


She was preceded in death by her father; husbands, James Franklin “Butch” Watts and Michael Gregory Smith; mother-in-law and fathers-in-law, France Johnson, C.P. Johnson and Jim Watts; brothers, Dennis Dickey and Kenneth Dickey.


Survivors include her mother, son, Mark & Janis Watts of Belleville; daughter, Annie Cain & Alvin Butler of Belleville; brothers, Paul & Ruth Dickey of Hot Springs; Bruce & Kay Dickey of Russellville; grandchildren, Savannah Kilburn, Santannah Cain, Shelby Cain all of Russellville, Silas Leaver of Cabot, Sayler Butler, Shaden Butler, Slayden Butler all of Belleville; Katy Haggard of Boonville; James Long and Dalton Watts both of Belleville; great-grandchildren, Jameson Reynolds and Rayle Reynolds of Russellville; sisters-in-law, Pam Holcomb and Nancy Johnson both of Pine Bluff.


Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Upper Spring Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Holcomb and Larry White officiating. Visitation will be 7:00 to 9:00 pm Friday, February 7, 2020 at the funeral home and 1:00 to 2:00 pm Saturday at the church before the service. Burial will be at Upper Spring Creek Cemetery.


Pallbearers include Eddie Holcomb, Tony Suttles, Bobby Long, Warren Dickey, J.P. Dickey and Jason Holcomb.


Honorary pallbearers include Bruce Dickey, Paul Dickey, John George Sr., Richard Adams, Bob Smith, John George Jr., James Moore, Mike Loyd, and Tony Cain.


Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com.


Michael Cosen


Mr. Michael Lavell Cosen, 54, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020. He was born September 10, 1965, in Pine Bluff, AR to the late Claybourne Cosen, Sr., and Mattie V. (Smith) Cosen.


He leaves to cherish his memories: brothers, Claybourne Cosen, Jr., of Pine Bluff, AR; Calvin Cosen of South Haven, Mississippi; Cliff Cosen of Sherwood, AR; Chuck Cosen of Pine Bluff, AR; Luther Hinton, Jr., of Jacksonville, AR; sisters, Claudine Pam of Pine Bluff, AR; Terri Allen of Pine Bluff, AR; Clara Cosen of Vienna, Virginia; Lorraine Johnson of Pearl, Mississippi.


Visitation 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Lafayette Woods, Sr. Interment in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. His body will lie in-state 1:15 p.m. until service time. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Marques Linsy


Mr. Marquez Deshi Linsy, 19, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020.


Visitation 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Highland Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Pastor Christopher Mack. Interment in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery Hooker, AR by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. His body will lie in-state 9:15 a.m. until service time. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Clyde Marks Jr.


Clyde Davis “Bud” Marks, Jr., 71, of Kingsland, formally of Pine Bluff, went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2020. He was born April 8, 1948, in Pine Bluff, son of Clyde Davis Marks, Sr. and Mary Lucy Mitchell Marks.


He was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduated from Pine Bluff High School and SEARK, formerly Vo-tech. He was a member of Hebron Methodist Church, the Kingsland Masonic Lodge, the Jacob Brump Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and a lifetime member of The National Rifle Association. He worked at Illinois Tool as a machinist and at the Pine Bluff Arsenal before he retired in 2011.


He enjoyed hunting, fishing, visiting at the Kingsland store over a cup of coffee, looking after his family’s cemetery but his favorite past-time was spending time with his grandchildren. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Joseph Eugene Foster.


Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth Holly Marks Foster and her husband, Nathan, his grandchildren; Katelyn Michelle Foster, Lucy Grace Foster and River Penelope Octavia Foster, his sister, Virginia Sue Marks Colvin and her husband, Edgar.


A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Marks Cemetery in New Edinburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marks Cemetery, c/o Mary Jo Westbrook, 5521 Hawthorne Rd., Little AR 72207. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. (870) 325-6216. Please sign the online guestbook at www.buiefuneralhome.com.


Della James


Mother Della Mae Goal Foots James, 63, of Pine Bluff passed away January 29, 2020.


Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at First Trinity Church of God in Christ with Elder Jerry Smith officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Visitation/Family Hour will be on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Earnest Fingers


Mr. Earnest Fingers, 95, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away February 4, 2020.


Funeral Service will be 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John Wesley Smith, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Haven of Rest Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of PIne Bluff.


Visitation/Family Hour will be from 11:30 a.m. until service time. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


John L. Rice Sr.


Mr. John L. Rice, Sr., 72, of Pine Bluff passed away February 1, 2020.


Funeral Service will be 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at St. Peters Catholic Church with Father Siprianus Ola Rotok. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery Veterans Section by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Rosary will be Friday, February 7, 2020, from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Visitation/Family Hour will be from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 609 East 24th Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Theodore James


Mr. Theodore James, 64, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.