Dan Gammel


Dan W. Gammel, 62, of the Hardin Community, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, surrounded by his family.


Dan was born April 24, 1957, in Pine Bluff, a son of Charlene Barber Gammel and the late Otis William Gammel. He was reared and received his education in the Dollarway School District. After high school, he began working for his dad at Highway 79 Machine Works. He later became a self-employed welder and hydraulics specialist.


He was a member of Lemonwood Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching his son mud race, listening to his daughter’s fishing stories and riding his ranger around his neighborhood with his grandkids.


Dan is survived by his wife, Leonetta Fiser Gammel, whom he married July 2, 1982 in Pine Bluff; son, Ricky (Jamie) Smith of the Hardin Community; daughter, Jennifer Gammel (Rob) Bland of the Hardin Community; sister, Dennie Gammel (Larry) Lawson of the Hardin Community; brother, David (Rhonda) Gammel of the Hardin Community; his mother, Charlene Gammel of the Hardin Community; three grandchildren, Kasin, Kinley, and River; two nieces, Natalie Ritchie and Shelly Davis; and his nephew, Scottie Gammel.


He was preceded in death by his father, Otis William Gammel. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, memorial services will held at a later date. Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.


Betty Hughes


Betty Lou Hughes, age 83, of Monticello, Arkansas, died Saturday, April 11, 2020, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Ivan Dayton and Aline Allison Howard and the widow of Dale Hughes, USAF Lt. Colonel and former Drew County Judge.


Ms. Hughes was a member of the Mt. Pleasant “Campground” Methodist Church since 1977. She was an active volunteer in the community over her lifetime. She served as Presided of We are Monticello, dedicated to the beautification of Monticello, a member of the Committee of 100, a group of women that supported and promoted the Ozark Folk Center, Drew County Chamber of Commerce’s 1988 Woman of the Year, Chairman of fund raising for the Drew County Walls of War Memorial, decorated the backyard of the Governor Mansion for picnic honoring all of Arkansas troops who served in Desert Storm, and selected as Arkansas’ Volunteer of the Year in 1993.


Survivors include, two sons, Robert Hughes and wife, Nancy, of Georgetown, TX, and Jay Hughes and wife Laura of Monticello, AR, one daughter, Chris Pace and husband Mark of Monticello, AR, Grand Children, Aaron Sweeten (Rosie) of La Porte, TX, Jay Michael Hughes (Amanda) of Las Vegas, NV, Ryan Hughes (Laurie) of Georgetown, TX, Justin Hughes (Sarah) of Jarrell, TX, Ashley Kelnhofer (Nick) of Monticello, AR, Jacob Hughes (Tracy), of El Paso, TX, Sale Pace (Karla) of Greenhill Community, Allison Neill (Alan), of Monticello, AR, Jack Morgan Pace, (Shayla), of Bentonville, AR, Great Grandchildren, Briana Alvarado, Robert Villarreal Jr. and Kaylee Sweeten, Jackson, Benjamin, and Charlie Hughes, Levi Hughes, Sophia and Brooks Kelnhofer, Austin Graham, Abby Ruelle, Madison Hughes, and Joseph Hughes, Emma and Dayton Pace, Jace and Bo Neill, Colt and Myla Pace, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.


A viewing for extended family and friends will be Thursday, April 15, 2020, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello, AR. We ask that you follow COVID-19 protocol and no more than 10 people at a time in the visitation room and you keep the CDC recommended 6 foot distance from each other. There will be a Private Family Graveside service Friday, April 17, 2020, at Campground Cemetery, at 10 a.m. There will not be a guestbook so please visit our website www.stephensondearman.com to leave your memories and condolences.


Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant “Campground” United Methodist Church c/o Kay Berryman, 183 Bill Henry Road, Monticello, AR 71655 or online to Autism Speaks.


Velma L. Kentle


Mrs. Velma L. Kentle, 84, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.Brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Daniel Brown


Daniel Mason “Danny” Brown 53, of Humphrey passed away April 11, 2020. Graveside service were held at 1:00pm on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Flynn Cemetery with Minister Bobby McPherson officiating. Services by Paradise Integrity Funeral Home of Stuttgart. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Linda Crowell


Linda Crowell, 68, of Monticello passed away April 10, 2020. Graveside services will be 11:00am on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Oakland Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home. During the graveside service, CDC guidelines will also be strictly enforced, we will ask that all individuals in attendance please adhere to social distancing and stay at least 6ft apart. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Richard Fowler


Richard L. Fowler 65 of Pine Bluff passed away April 11, 2020. Graveside services will be 10:00am on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Reverend Ralph Love officiating.


Public Visitation will be from 4:00pm-5:00pm at Paradise Funeral Home.Due to the COVID 19, and in accordance with both state and federal mandates, a walk-through visitation is allowed. We will allow 5 people to enter the facility and once those 5 exits the facility, we will allow the next 5 to enter the facility. During the graveside service, CDC guidelines will also be strictly enforced, we will ask that all individuals in attendance please adhere to social distancing and stay at least 6ft apart. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Tarrence McFarland


Tarrence Lamont McFarland, 42, of Pine Bluff passed away April 11, 2020. Graveside Service will be at 12:00noon on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Cherry Hill Church Cemetery in Moscow,Arkansas with Pastor Gilbert Byrd, Sr. officiating.


Public Visitation will be from 6:30pm-7:30pm at Paradise Funeral Home.Due to the COVID 19, and in accordance with both state and federal mandates, a walk-through visitation is allowed. We will allow 5 people to enter the facility and once those 5 exits the facility, we will allow the next 5 to enter the facility. During the graveside service, CDC guidelines will also be strictly enforced, we will ask that all individuals in attendance please adhere to social distancing and stay at least 6ft apart. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Lucille Rideout


Lucille Stewart Rideout 62, of Fordyce, Arkansas passed away April 6, 2020.


Graveside services will be 2:00pm on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Canaan Dixon Cemetery in Ivan, Arkansas with Moderator Verna Thompson officiating.


Public Visitation will be from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. During the graveside service, CDC guidelines will also be strictly enforced, we will ask that all individuals in attendance please adhere to social distancing and stay at least 6ft apart. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Andre Pitts Jr.


Minister Andre L. Pitts, Jr. 29, of Pine Bluff passed away April 12, 2020. Memorial Service will be 3:00pm on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Pine Bluff First Assembly of God East Parking Lot with Pastor William Shaw Officiating.


Visitation will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Pleasant View Church. Services entrusted to the staff of Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Due to the COVID 19, and in accordance with both state and federal mandates, a walk-through visitation is allowed. We will allow 5 people to enter the facility and once those 5 exits the facility, we will allow the next 5 to enter the facility. During the memorial service, CDC guidelines will also be strictly enforced, we will ask that all individuals in attendance please adhere to social distancing and stay at least 6ft apart. Please enter the parking lot on the east parking lot, and adhere to the instructions of local law enforcement. Please remain in your vehicles at all times. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Marva S. August


Marva S. August, 84, of Chicago,IL passed way April 6, 2020. Graveside Service will be 2:00pm on Sunday, April 19,2020 at Mt. Zion Church Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello. Visitation will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Paradise Funeral Home of Monticello.During the graveside service, CDC guidelines will also be strictly enforced, we will ask that all individuals in attendance please adhere to social distancing and stay at least 6ft apart.


Michael D. Scott


Michael D. Scott 43, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away April 14, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Jewel Lyons


Jewel Lyons 75, of Pine Bluff, passed away April 15, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Beverly Moore


Beverly Moore 63, of Pine Bluff, passed away April 14, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Robert Smith


Robert Smith 52, of Memphis, TN passed away April 13, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Beatrice Russell


Mrs. Beatrice Robinson-Russell, 81 of Wabbaseka, Arkansas passed away April, 7, 2020 at Davis East Life Care Center. She was born to the late Marion Robinson, Sr. and Georgianna Smith-Robinson on April 3, 1939 at Wabbaseka, Arkansas.


Her graveside will be at 12:30 p.m. April 18, 2020 at Walker Cemetery in Gethsemane, Arkansas.


She leaves to cherish her memories, six children; Debra Russell-Withers, Reda Russell-Brown, Janice Russell-Fisher (Melvin), Stanley Russell, Clarence Russell, III and Ronnie Russell (Cassundra), two sisters; Lillie Robinson-Wilhite and Leah Robinson-Sloan (Floyd), three brothers; George Robinson, Marion Robinson, Jr., (Barbara) and Thomas Robinson, twenty-three grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Service by Perry Funeral Home.


Tanesha Leach


Ms. Tanesha Renee Leach, age 26 of Pine Bluff, died April 16, 2020. Service by Perry Funeral Home.