Chip Massey


Jimmy Ray “Chip” Massey, Jr., age 46, of White Hall, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020.


Born December 12, 1973 at Pine Bluff, he was the son of Edith Helton Terry of White Hall and the late Jimmy Ray Massey, Sr. He graduated from White Hall High School in 1992.


Chip had worked as an automobile salesman for several years and had also worked for Amazon while living in Las Vegas. He returned to White Hall in 2018.


He had a passion for fishing and his family. His favorite phrase was “I’m about to get a bite” to stay on the lake a bit longer.


Chip faced the challenges of his life and came out on top.


In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his grandparents, Roy Helton, Carrie Helton Mullins, Edgar R. Massey, and Lena Marie Massey Cooper.


Survivors include his mother, Edith Terry (Bill); his sister, Laura Kauffman (Tom) of White Hall; a son, David Peterman of Moyock, NC; a niece, Jessica Vincent (Levi); his nephew and fishing buddy, Jeremiah “Buck” Moore; and a very dear friend, Sonya Kervin.


Chip’s funeral service will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020, 2:00 p.m. at Central Baptist Church with Brother Jordan Ferris officiating. A private family burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery near Rison by Robinson & Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel.


Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Online condolences may be made at RFWhiteHall.com.


Johnnie B. Smith


Mrs. Johnnie B. Smith 78, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020.


Visitation/Family hour 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Judah Restoration Center Pine Bluff, AR by Pastor Warren G. Smith. Interment in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Her body will lie in-state 9:15 a.m. until service time. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.


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Kaykometric Williams


Kaykometric Williams 42, of Pine Bluff, passed away February 14, 2020


Funeral Service will be 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at New Community Church with Rev. Melvin Harrison eulogist and Pastor Micheal Williams officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Family Hour/ Visitation will be from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at Family Time Baptist Church & Ministries on Friday, February 21, 2020. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Willie C. Williams


Willie Mae Cogshell Williams, 76, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away February 17, 2020.


Funeral Service will be 1:00 pm on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Colonel Glenn Church of Christ in Little Rock, Arkansas with Brother Earnest Franklin officiating.


Interment will be in Sweet Home Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Family Hour/ Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until service time at the church. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Connie Grant


Mrs. Connie Ann Grant, 66, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020.


Visitation 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020, at New Direction Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Julius McDade. Interment in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. Her body will lie in-state 1:45 p.m. until service time. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Sandra Trotter


Chief Apostle Dr. Sandra Kay Holland Trotter was born on May 16, 1953, to the parents of Mr. Clyde Holland, Sr. and Mrs. Ruby Jewel Holland, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. As an heir to a legacy of leadership in the ministry, she came from a family of six children, four of which are preachers. In addition to her three brothers, she has seven uncles and twenty-one male cousins that are all pastors. She is the great, great granddaughter of Reverend G. W. Holland, founding Pastor of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC.


She was educated in the Pine Bluff School System. Before integration, she attended Merrill High School, and after, she graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1971. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1993, Masters of Divinity in 2009, and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) of Religious Philosophy in 2012.


Chief Apostle Dr. Sandra Holland Trotter was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, joining while in elementary school, under the pastorate of Dr. Robert M. Dickerson, Sr., D.D. As her faith in Jesus Christ grew, she became involved with a number of different ministries and organizations: founded Shiloh Temple of Faith Church I in 1998; consecrated as an Apostle on July 7, 2007; founded Shiloh Temple of Faith Church II in Raleigh, NC; founded Shiloh Temple of Faith Church III in 2008 in Hope Mills, NC; founded Shiloh Temple of Praise in 2011 in Spring Lake, NC; organized Shiloh Temple of Faith Church in Fayetteville, NC; was the first woman to be ordained at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in 136 years; served as a member of the General Baptist State Convention’s New Pastors Committee and wrote a monthly article in “The Baptist Informer”; served as State Secretary of the General Baptist State Convention’s Evangelism Committee; served as a state Chaplain for the National Council for Negro Women; the first woman to become President of the Fayetteville Cumberland County Ministerial Council in the 45 year history of the council; first female instructor at the Union Missionary Baptist Ordination Academy; first female to serve on the Ordination Board and Ministerial Board for the Union Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. in 120 years; Hosted the Union Missionary Baptist Association in July of 2011; first woman to conduct a four day Woman’s Day Conference at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and grace the pulpit of this prestigious historical landmark in 147 years.


Chief Apostle Dr. Sandra Holland Trotter was an anointed woman of God, founding pastor, counselor, mentor, publisher, administrator, entrepreneur, teacher, motivational speaker, mother of two adult sons, grandmother of three grandsons and one granddaughter. She married Pastor Steve Stanley in January 2015.


Chief Apostle Dr. Sandra Holland Trotter went home to be with the Lord on January 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Steve Stanley; mother, Mrs. Ruby Jewel Holland; father, Mr. Clyde Holland, Sr.; brother, Rev. Clyde Holland, Jr; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Josie Tillman (husband, Arthur); maternal grandfather, Mr. Prince Lyons; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Beulah Price (husband, Lige).


Left to cherish her memory are: sons, Mr. Earl Watkins, Jr. (Tracy), and Rev. Roderick J. Watkins, Sr. (Keisha); sisters, Denise Holland, and Anita L. Holland; brothers, Rev. Kenneth R. Holland (Karen), and Rev. La Fayette E. Holland; three (3) grandchildren—Robert T. Lockhart, Justus Watkins, Roderick Watkins, II, Anna Watkins; great grandchildren—Kazari Lockhart, Kazena Lockhart, Kazaya Lockart, and Nilah Lockhart; aunt, Mrs. Thelma Harris, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.


Jimmie Ross


Mr. Jimmie Don Ross, 71, of Camden, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2020.


Visitation 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020, at Brown-Williams Funeral Home Fordyce, AR. Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020, at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church Fordyce, AR, by Elder Kent Broughton.


Interment in Mt. Tabor Cemetery Fordyce, AR by Brown-Williams Funeral Home of Fordyce, AR. His body will lie in-state 1:45 p.m. until service time.


Kimberly Carter


Mrs. Kimberly Danielle Howard-Carter, 38, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020. She was born December 26, 1981, in Pine Bluff, AR to the Beatrice Blakley and the late Louis Howard.


She leaves to cherish her memories mother, Beatrice Blakely; husband, Leslie Carter, Jr., son, Derrick Rodgers of Fordyce, AR; daughter, Marquita Johnson, Winnie Green, Leslie D. Carter; five stepsons; two brothers, Malcolm Harden of Fordyce, AR, Pastor Travis (Trichell) Harden of Pine Bluff, AR; five uncles Deacon Alonzo (La’ Drich) Davis of Fort Worth, Texas; Pastor Michael (Laverne) Thompson of Leavenworth, KS; Edward Thompson of Pittsburgh, CA; Andrew Thompson of Pine Bluff, AR; Jerome Thompson of Pine Bluff, AR; aunt, Wanda Murry of Pine Bluff, AR; and great aunt Fannie Gragg of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; one granddaughter, and god brother, Enoch Smith.


Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Greater Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Travis Harden.


Interment in Forrest Lawn Cemetery Pine Bluff, AR by H D Malone Funeral Home of Little Rock, AR. Her body will lie in-state 1:00 p.m. until service time.


Henry Daniels


Mr. Henry Wayman “Rudy” Daniels, 61, of Altheimer, Arkansas passed away February 16, 2020. He was born to the late Charlie and Josephine Daniels, in Altheimer, Arkansas on October 24, 1958.


His visitation will be Friday February 21, 2020 from 6-7 p.m. at Perry Funeral Home Chapel.


His funeral is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Mulberry Grove M.B.C with Rev. Rickey Bifford/Eulogist. Burial will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery.


Henry leaves to cherish his memories, one daughter; Christa Daniels, three sons; Andrew Daniels (Ebony), Maurice Daniels (Tiffany), and Chaleb Daniels, ten sisters, Lavern Spencer, Charlie Mae Brown. Varnor Jean Pruitt, Mary Alice Holmes, Jackie Walker )Frank), Ezera Polk (Richard), Joyce Lovett, Rosaline Mix Daniels-Carr, Tangie Mix-Carr, eight brothers; Charlie Lee Daniels (Tabitha), Robert Lee Daniels (Elizabeth), Herman Sims (Kathy), Sylvester Hayes (Nina), Robert Lovett, Mack Akins (Gwen), Kenneth Ray Lovett, michael Lovett, 7 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Service by Perry Funeral Home.


Charles Bell


Charles Edward Bell, 56, of Little Rock passed February 7, 2020 in Little Rock. Born April 9, 1963 in Varner, Arkansas to the J.C and Nicie Bell.


Survivors include two brothers, Theodis (Jackie) Townsend and Claude (Faye) Townsend of Little Rock; three sisters, Ruby Parks of Pine Bluff, Vivian Pitoe of Houston, Texas and Mary Bell of Bastrop, LA.


Memorial services will be held Saturday at 10:30 A.M. at Henson-Holcomb Mortuary Chapel by Rev. Johnny Williams. Henson-Holcomb Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Jacob L. Jones


Jacob L. Jones of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away at his home on Monday February 10, 2020.


His mother, Mrs. Lucy Helloms Jones Clark, step-father Major Lee Clark, sisters, Mary Logan, Lucille orehead, Jeannie Horne, and brother, Issac Jones preceded him in death.


He is survived by his daughter, Tenille Bettenhausen (Baron), step-son, Rogrich Adway (Carolyn), five grandchildren; sisters, Annie Cohens, Gloria Jones Blaylock (Albert) and Denita Johnson (Larry).


Visitation/wake will be Friday February 21, 2020 at Henson-Holcomb Mortuary 3804 West 14th Avenue, Pine Bluff Arkansas from 6 to 7 P.M.


Funeral service will be Saturday February 22, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 Indiana St, Pine Bluff, AR by Reverend Charles Helloms. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.


Elbert Plummer


Mr. Elbert Lee Plummer, 66, of Eldorado, Arkansas passed away February 16, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff/Monticello. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Rogelio Martinez


Mr. Rogelio Martinez, 51, of Stuttgart, Arkansas passed away February 11, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Pearlean Davis


Mrs. Pearlean Davis, 77, of Stuttgart, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.