Betty White

Betty Ann Cochran White, age 87, of Pine Bluff passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Born August 13, 1932, at Pine Bluff, she was a daughter of the late Eddie Cochran and Ruth Brake Cochran. She grew up, attended school, and lived in Watson Chapel her entire life.

Mrs. White worked as a seamstress at Pinecrest, a sales clerk at Baim’s Department Store, and sold fireworks over the years. She was an active member of the Highway 79 Church of Christ.

Predeceasing her are her husband, John Allen White; and a son, Edward White.

Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Yelverton and husband Archie, Saundra Blasengame and husband Randy, and Renee Gossage and husband Chad; a son, Glen White; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held, Friday, May 29, 2020, 10:30 a.m. at the Highway 79 Church of Christ with Mr. Clarence Fell officiating. Please observe Covid-19 guidelines and bring your own mask. Burial will follow in Fitzhugh Cemetery by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.

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O.B. McGraw III

O.B. McGraw, III, 79, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, May 21, 2020. Born Otis Bush McGraw, III May 19, 1941, in Pine Bluff, O.B. was the son of O.B. McGraw, Jr. and Ethil Shepard McGraw.

Mr. McGraw was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1960. He served in the Army National Guard. He worked at International Paper, retiring as a general mechanic.

O.B. was a member of First United Methodist Church of Grady. He was a member of the International Paper Quarter Century Club, River City Race Club and Friendly Hunting Club. O.B. was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed building model airplanes, riding his John Deere tractor and reloading ammunition.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Hurst McGraw.

Survivors include his daughter, Paula K. McGraw of Little Rock; step-sons, James Scott Kelley of Grapevine, Michael D. Kelley of Grapevine; step-daughter, Robin Kelley Gunn of Grady; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 28, 2020, from 5-7 p.m. at Ralph Robinson and Son. Services will be private.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Kelley, George McCarty, Randy Boyce, B.R. Boyce, Leonard Robinson and Bill Ashcraft. Online register:

Emma Grayson

Mrs. Emma Mae Grayson, 103, of Gould, Arkansas, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020. Viewing was 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. Graveside service 12:00 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Union Cemetery, Gould, AR, by Pastor Issac Barnes. Services are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.