Tommy Murray


Tommy James “LoMax” Murray, 58, departed this life at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, on Saturday, March 7, 2020.


He was preceded in death by five brothers- John Murray, Leroy Murray Sr., Edward Murray Sr., Cleo Murray Sr., Larry Murray Sr. and one sister- Jewel Ireland.


He leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved wife Sherrie; two sons- Richard Porter and Tarvaris Murray, Memphis, Tennessee; three daughters- Vunkisha Nash, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; LaTecia Nash, Washington D.C.; Ashley Porter, Memphis Tennessee; three brothers- Leo (Catherine) Murray and Steve Hudson both of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; George Hudson, Little Rock Arkansas; five sisters- Betty (Johnny) Hearn, Josephine Robinson, and Shirley Hudson all of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Brenda (David) Mackey of Wichita Falls, Texas; Samella Murray, Lakeland, FL; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Visitation will be held Friday, March 20, 2020, 5:00-7:00 pm at Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ, 5115 Tulane, Memphis, Tennessee 38109. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ with Pastor T.L. Frye, Sr. presiding. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38119 under the direction of E.H. Ford Mortuary. His body will lie in-state 9:45a.m.until service time. www.ehfordmortuary.com.


Gerome Hudson


Gerome Anthony Hudson 57, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Full Counsel Gospel Church Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. Courtney Smith. Interment in Forrest Lawn Cemetery Pine Bluff, AR by Brown Funeral Home. His body will lie in-state 10:15 a.m. until service time. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Conner Morschheimer Jr.


Conner Morschheimer, Jr., 84, of Pine Bluff, died March 17, 2020.


Born Louis Conner Morschheimer, Jr. November 17, 1935, he was the son of Julia and Louis Morschheimer of Parkdale, Arkansas. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wade Allen of Hamburg and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Calvin Morschheimer of Parkdale. Both the Allens and Morschheimers were pioneer families of Ashley County.


Even though he was an only child, Conner was blessed with a large extended family. On the Allen side, he had two uncles and two aunts who gave him 14 first cousins. On the Morschheimer side he was blessed with uncles, aunts, grandparents and two first cousins who lived within a two-block area of his home.


Conner graduated from the University of Arkansas, where he was a proud member of Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1957, he met the love of his life, Gail Smithson, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. In November, 1958 they married while Conner was serving a six-month Army Reserve basic training course at Fort Chaffee. They moved to Memphis so Conner could attend Murdoch’s Cotton School, and upon graduation, the couple settled in Pine Bluff in August, 1959. Conner became a cotton merchant and later served as president of the Arkansas-Missouri Cotton Association. He was a lifelong Razorback fan in all sports, especially football and baseball.


The couple had two daughters, Stacy Muntzel (Michael) and Julia Weisbecker (Gib), both of Little Rock. Gail predeceased Conner in 2014, after 57 years of marriage. He is survived by his daughters, and two grandsons, Conner Weisbecker and Ben Weisbecker.


The family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses and staff who cared for him at Brookdale Chenal Heights and Arkansas Home Hospice. There will be a private burial service in Hamburg, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to donor’s favorite charity.


Arrangements were handled by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors of Pine Bluff (online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com).


Bobbie Warner


Bobbie Jean Warner, 64, of Fordyce, Arkansas, passed away March 13, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better.”


Mason Lusbure


Mason Xavier Lusbure, 1, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away March 14, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better.”