Attorney Robert Franklin Morehead, 84 of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, entered the presence of Jesus on Sunday, March 8, 2020, surrounded by his wife Dr. Qumare Alexander Morehead of 60 years and family.
Attorney Morehead is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bernard and J. Elizabeth Dixon Morehead of Little Rock and is the eldest of seven children. He graduated from Dunbar High School in 1952. He attended Arkansas AM&N (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff) graduating in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 1970, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law.
Morehead served as the first black Deputy Attorney General for the State of Arkansas. Prior to serving this position, he was Director of the Public Relations Department at AM&N from 1961-69. He also had been a long-time business law instructor at his Alma Mater.
Morehead spent nearly 45 years in private practice, as he represented clients in criminal law.
Robert Morehead will forever be loved and dearly missed by his wife, Dr. Qumare Alexander Morehead; two sons, Jarvis Bernard Morehead (Patricia); David Franklyn Morehead; four grandchildren, Alexandra Morehead-House (Tracy); Lauren Clai Elizabeth Morehead; Victoria Faith Alexis Morehead; and William Davidson Mitchell Morehead; sisters, Maudella Morehead-Parham (Ollie); Miriam Morehead; Clai Morehead Hall (Harry T.), and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who loved him profoundly.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 17, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Brown Funeral Home, 2704 Commerce Circle, Pine Bluff, AR. Private burial will be Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Interment in Cedar Grove section of Graceland Cemetery, Pine Bluff, AR, by Brown Funeral Home. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.
Sharlene Stewart, of Little Rock, Arkansas; died Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the P.K. Miller Mortuary in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Visitation will be held on Tuesday morning, from 9 a.m. until service time, in the chapel of the P.K. Miller Mortuary.
Victor G. (Pete) Attwood, lifelong resident of Rison passed away March 15, 2020. He was born on December 20, 1937 in Rison to the late James F. (Jim) and Irene Gray Attwood. He was raised by his Aunt Emma Gray.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Morrison Attwood whom he married on January 7, 1972, sister, Martha Attwood Turner of Hot Springs, children, Irene Mauss (Daniel) of Climax Springs, MO., Gina Reynolds (Randy) of Sardis, Dawne Sokora (Jimmy) of Hot Springs, Kitten Dixon (Jeff) of North Little Rock, Paige LyBrand (Randy) of Mayflower, and Gene Attwood (Lena) of Monninkyla, Finland, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was a member of the Rison United Methodist Church. He started his Civil Service career with the Pine Bluff Arsenal, Directorate of Biological Operations as a Research Entomologist. He retired from the Food and Drug Administration’s National Center for Toxicological Research ( NCTR) as a member of the Senior Executive Service after 40 years of Civil Service.
He had served as the Chairman of the Cleveland County Democratic Committee, and as Chairman of the County Election Commission, He also served as Chairman of the Southeast Region Customer Advisory Council of Blue Cross-Blue Shield Insurance Company. He was President of the Pine Bluff Arsenal Federal Credit Union Board of Directors.
He attended and graduated from Rison High School. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was selected Model Pledge of the Fraternity during his Freshman year. He also was a member of the Marching 100 Razorback Band and was on the staff of the Arkansas Traveler college newspaper.
He was instrumental in the conversion of the Department of the Army’s Directorate of Biological Operations into the Food and Drug Administrations National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) and the location and construction of FDA”s Arkansas Regional Laboratory on the NCTR campus.
Memorials may be made to the Rison United Methodist Church, or the Our Promise at Genesis Cancer Center 133 Harmony Park Circle, Hot Springs, AR 71913.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm, with funeral services following 2:00 pm at Rison United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Rison for immediate family.
Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-6216. Sign online guestbook at www.buiefuneralhome.com.
Bobbye Ann Tucker Glover of Star City, passed from life to joy unspeakable on March 13, 2020-her 87th birthday. She was a daughter of the late U.S. and Hazel Butler Tucker of Star City.
“Miss Bobbye” retired after decades employed by the USDA Soil Conservation Service and the USDA Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service at Star City. She was an active member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at Palmyra (Lincoln County), and for many years sang in the church choir.
She was known for her crochet work, which won blue ribbons at the Lincoln County Fair and was gifted to many lucky friends, church members and relatives.
Also preceding her in death were a brother, Charles Ray Tucker; and a sister, Maxine Hoyt.
Survivors include her husband of almost 69 years, Veon Glover of Star City; two daughters, Rhonda Dishner of Pine Bluff and Theresa (Gene) Webb of Palmetto, FL; one son, Bentley (Jacque) Glover of Mountain Home; two sisters, Sue (Hershel) Harwell of Bray, VA, and Paulette Stone of Pine Bluff; 4 grandchildren, Raney Dishner of Pine Bluff, Barrett Dishner of Clovis, NM, Brannon Carter of Spartanburg, SC and Amber Manson of Phoenix, AZ; and 4 great-grandchildren, Chloe, Abigail, Keira and Emily.
Funeral services are 2:00PM Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Marlar officiating. Visitation is 12:00-2:00PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial at Leek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Gideons International, PO Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.
Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.
Tony Leon Faulkner, age 48, of Hampton died Saturday, March 14, 2020 at his home. He was born January 23, 1972 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Tony worked as a plumber. He is survived by one son, Jesse L. Faulkner of Camden; two daughters, Jami L. Faulkner of Hampton and Anna White of Crossett; father, Richard L. Faulkner of Pine Bluff; mother, Diane Rabb of Fordyce; one sister, Donna Gorman of Hampton; and two grandchildren, Braylen W. Faulkner and Bella M. Faulkner of Hampton.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.
Lee Shavers of Pine Bluff passed March 16, 2020. Arrangements later by Henson- Holcomb Mortuary.
Mrs. Isabella Delph 90, of White Hall, Arkansas passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.
Mr. Carl Henry Hall 73, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.