Calve Cooper


Rev. Calve Cooper, age 82, of Redfield passed on, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. He was born December 21, 1937, in Prattsville, AR to Levi and Philistine Lambert Cooper. Calve attended school at AA Wilson High School in Malvern, AR.


He accepted Christ at an early age at the Davis Creek Baptist Church, Prattsville, AR. He served as President of the Joyful Singers and as a deacon. On Easter Sunday, April 1981, Calve accepted his call to the ministry of preaching. During his pastorage, he served Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Grapevine, AR, for 35 years and Shiloh Baptist Church, Sheridan, AR, for 23 years. Rev. Cooper served as the Moderator for the Jefferson Spring District for 24 years. In 1990, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Arkansas Baptist College.


Rev. Cooper held many jobs during his career, including Brown Furniture Company, and Colony Furniture. He also was a supervisor for Klean Cleaning Company for many years before starting his own cleaning service, Consolidated Janitorial Service. He worked for Miller Funeral Home as well as Hubble Funeral Home for many years. He along with his son, Jeff, ran a Bus Company.


Those completing the journey before him include his parents, Levi and Philistine Lambert Cooper; two daughters, Erica and Chandra Cooper; two sisters, Cloria Cooper Fletcher, and Palistine Cooper; one grandson, Jeffery Antwan Cooper.


Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Lula Jeanne Jones Cooper of Redfield; his son, Jeffrey (Alfreda) Cooper of Redfield; his daughter, Dedire (Kabsha) Fisher of Jacksonville, FL; six grandchildren, Shericka (Jeff) Buckner, Shante Cooper, Trey Cooper, Allie Cooper, Damien and Tekyah Fisher; one great-grandson, Reece Dedman; siblings, Bishop Alcine (Jeanette) Cooper, Wilbur (Flutie) Cooper, Flossie Walker, Rosetta (Henry Louis) Junior, and Elizabeth( Secre) McNutt; a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, and extended family and friends will also miss him in love.


A walk-through visitation will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Davis Creek Baptist Church, Prattsville, AR. Funeral service will be 11:00 PM, Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Happy Home Baptist Church, 3215 AR-365, Redfield, AR. Burial will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery, Prattsville, AR.


The guest registry is at http://www.carriganmemorial.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Carrigan Memorial Funeral Services.


Obert Davis


Obert Odell Davis of Grapevine, Arkansas was born May 28, 1933 in Sheridan, Arkansas, the son of the late Roy Eugene Davis and Alta Jane Fitzsimmons Davis. He was of the Baptist faith and had served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was retired from the Cotton Belt Railroad. Obert enjoyed gardening, bee keeping, and raising goats. He also was a big fan and supporter of local softball teams.


Mr. Davis died Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock at the age of 87.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Theda Nell Swilling Davis; daughter, Melissa Davis, son, Jeffery Davis; brothers, Vernon Davis, Truman Davis of Pine Bluff; sisters, Helen Plunkett and Marquita Wallace.


Survivors: son, Randy and wife Tammy Davis of Grapevine; daughter, Amber Davis of North Little Rock; sisters, Naomi DeMoss of Pine Bluff and Doris Jean (Jimmy Lee) Crossett of Grapevine; grandchildren, Randi Carol(Jon) Ashcraft of Grapevine, Martin Davis of Golden, Colorado and Zachery Davis (Lennon) of Little Rock; great grandchildren, Bailey, Jadyn, and Ethan Ashcraft.


Graveside funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Friday, June 19, 2020, at Grapevine Cemetery, Grapevine, Arkansas, with his nephew, Bro. Don Plunkett officiating. Visitation is Thursday, 3:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.


Memorials made be made to Lady Jacket Softball-Booster Club, 108 Main Street, Sheridan, Arkansas 72150 or Tribute of Life Foundation at www.tributeoflife.org


Pallbearers: Zachary Davis, Jon Ashcraft, Phillip Ashcraft, Kenny Ashcraft, Roy Harrington, Brian Davis. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-1306. www.memorialgardenssheridan.com.


Pearlie Burns


Pearlie Woods Burns, 80, Warren, died June 12, 2020. Parents: Cecil and Effie Woods. Survivors: Kelvin, Carolyn, Rosalind, LaTreas, Chukakhun. Graveside service, 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 20th, Lacey Cemetery. Hammons Funeral Home.


Clifton Lewis Jr.


Clifton Lewis Jr., 83, native of Pine Bluff, AR, answered the call home on April 13, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois.


He was born on August 31, 1936, to Clifton and Luzia Lewis Sr. in Pine Bluff AR. Clifton attended Merrill high school and was a graduate of 1955. He married Geraldine Barsh on October 12, 1956, they had two children Reginald A. and Patrice V. Lewis.


A grave side service will be June 20, 2020. at 10 AM at Forest lawn cemetery in care of PK Miller.


Corey Walker Sr.


Mr. Corey Lamont Walker, Sr., 44, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 5, 2020. He was born June 11, 1975, in Pine Bluff, AR to the late Larry Ware and Brenda Evans.


He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Tamara (Bell) Walker of Little Rock, AR; sons, Ke’Aunte Walker, Corey Walker, Jr., and Cameron Neal, all of Pine Bluff, AR; brother, Sherrodick McDaniel of Fort Worth, Texas; sisters, Derrikka D. Matthews of Pine Bluff, AR; Ebony Evans, of Little Rock, AR; Aisha McDaniel of Fort Worth, Texas; step-sister, Salena Marsh of Boston, Massachusetts.


Viewing 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Forrest Lawn Cemetery Pine Bluff, AR by Rev. A. J. Thomas. Services are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.


Garrett Wilson


Mr. Garrett Wilson 64, of North Little Rock passed away June 7, 2020. He was born February 16, 1956, to the late Bess Wilson and Ethel Mae Bennett.


Graveside Service will be 10:00am on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Bayou Meta Cemetery in Humphrey, Arkansas with Rev. Joe Wilson officiating.


Public Visitation will be Friday, June 19, 2020 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at Paradise Funeral Home. Social Distance will be strictly enforced during both services. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Helen Agee


Mother Helen Agee 84, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away June 9, 2020. She was born January 8, 1936 to the late James Ford and Estella Nesley in Sherrill, Arkansas.


Funeral Service will be 11:00 am on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Lively Stone Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Interment will be in Rest in Peace Cemetery by Paradise Integrity Funeral Home of Stuttgart. Social Distance will be strictly enforced for both services. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Queen Ester Ruth


Ms. Queen Ester Ruth 70, of Pine Bluff, passed away June 15, 2020. She was born January 20, 1950, to the late James Leroy Ruth and Selma Dorn Ruth.


Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Grapevine Church of God in Christ with Elder Lawrence Hobbs officiating. Interment will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Grapevine by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.


Public Visitation will be 2:00 pm-4:00 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Paradise Funeral Home. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced for both services. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Rufius Johnson


Mr. Rufus Wade Johnson, 51, of Pine Bluff, passed away June 15, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. “Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”


Virgirean Owens


Mrs. Virgirean Mays Owens, 66, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020. Viewing 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home Pine Bluff, AR. A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Forrest Lawn Cemetery Pine Bluff, AR by Pastor Louis E. Williams, Jr. Services are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.