Glynda Payton


Glynda Gayle Jenkinson Payton, 79, a resident of Pine Bluff, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.


Born on December 25, 1940, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Wayne Alton and Mary Evelyn “Eva” Jenkinson. Mrs. Payton was raised in Pine Bluff and graduated from Watson Chapel High School in 1959. She worked at Jefferson Regional Medical Center as a Secretary and was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church where she sang in the choir for many years.


Glynda married Don “Donnie” Payton on November 20, 1959, and he predeceased her on February 15, 1984. Glynda was also preceded in death by her parents.


Survivors include her three children, Kimberlee Payton Burgess (Steve), Kevin Payton and Kellee Payton; six grandchildren, Beth Crawford (Blake), Payton Smith (Josh), Adam Burgess (Sarah), Kyle Payton, Kortney Mims (Taylor), Kaleb Payton and Krista Payton; and two great grandchildren, Christopher Burgess and Claire Crawford, with two more on the way.


Glynda, known as “Mimi” to those who loved her, was a proud grandmother who enjoyed playing Yatzee, gardening and singing. In her younger years, she enjoyed making ceramics and crocheting, and she created many beautiful family heirlooms.


All are invited to join the family for a celebration of Glynda’s life at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the residence of Payton Smith: 21860 William Brandon Dr. Hensley, AR 72065. Memorials or flowers may be sent to Mrs. Smith’s address.


Danny Gano


Danny Craig Gano, 58, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020. He was born March 2, 1961, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, to the late Gerald and Geneva Edwards Gano.


Danny was reared and educated in Martinsburg, West Virginia, then joined the United States Air Force where he received training and became a certified electrician. After retiring from the Air Force after 22 years of service, he went to work as an electrician for the Pine Bluff Arsenal and retired from there in 2019.


Danny was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother, Jerry Gano.


Survivors include his wife, Pamela Ledbetter Gano; and two brothers, Gene Gano and Jason Gano.


Memorial services and burial at Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later date. Online condolences at www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.


Harry Temple


Harry Laron Temple, 69, of Greenbrier, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020. He was born in Monticello, Arkansas, on March 31, 1950, to James Doyle Temple and Leola McMahon Temple.


Harry was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. A veteran of the Army National Guard, he was retired from Kroger after 35 years of service. Harry’s hobbies included classic car restoration, camping, fishing, enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with his family. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Arkansas Patriot Guard.


He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Leola Temple; and one brother, Paul Wayne Temple.


Harry is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Shirley Temple; two children, Karri (Trever) Brackett, and Tim (Elizabeth) Temple; grandchildren, Sarah Brackett, Anna Temple, Emily Temple, Abby Brackett, Joseph Temple; siblings, Jimmy (Eloyce) Temple, Dena Hall, Sue (Thomas) West, and Van (Sue) Temple; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.


Memorial service will be held at Holly Springs Baptist Church, Star City, Arkansas, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery.


Arrangements are under the direction of Bishop-Crites Funeral Home, 108 North Broadview Street, Greenbrier, AR 72058, www.bishopcritesfuneralhome.com.


Sheila Chandler


Sheila Garna Chandler, 65, of Pine Bluff passed away February 19, 2020, at home surrounded by loving family. Sheila was born in Warren on December 20, 1954, to the late David Austin Thompson and Ethel Louise McKinney Thompson Cline.


Mrs. Chandler worked many years as the assistant manager at the Salvation Army. In her free time she loved to work in her flower garden, enjoyed painting, cooking, and spending time with her family. Sheila also loved reading her Bible daily and was of the Baptist faith.


Survivors include her husband, Ulysses Chandler of Pine Bluff, three brothers; Ricky Kitchens of Pine Bluff, Lawrence Thompson of Warren, and Wayne Presley Thompson of La Porte, TX, two sisters; Rosemary Pevey and husband Tom of Pine Bluff, and Teresa Kitchens of White Hall, one fur baby, Maggie Mae, and a host of nieces and nephews, friends and extended family members.


A private family memorial will be held at a later date with burial at Union Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.


Audrey Woolfolk


Mrs. Audrey Woolfolk, 58, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Michaela Washington


Ms. Michaela Jean Washington, 63, of Springfield, MA, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Isabella Price


Mrs. Isabella Price, 87, of Pine Bluff passed away February 18, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.


Jacquelyn Hampton


Mrs. Jacquelyn Diane Miller Gully Hampton, 65, of Pine Bluff passed away February 19, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.


Angelica Martin


Ms. Angelica Martin, 27, of Pine Bluff passed away February 18, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.


Fred Jones Jr.


Mr. Fred Wesley Jones, Jr., 70, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away February 20, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christian Way Funeral Home.