Karen Avants


Karen Jo Ward Avants, 59, of Woodlawn, died Sunday at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. Graveside services are 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Roselawn Cemetery in Pine Bluff with Bro. Sam Griffin officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.


Gene Stewart


Gene Merle Stewart, age 71, of White Hall, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 13, 2020. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Robinson & Fuller White Hall Chapel. Graveside services will be Thursday, July 16, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at Hardin Cemetery. For complete obituary information, please visit RFWhiteHall.com.


Jerry Cox


Jerry Lee Cox, age 70 of Kingsland, made his way into Heaven on July 13, 2020. He was born March 23, 1950 in Pine Bluff. He was the son of the late GE and Esther Cox. He retired from International Paper in 2007, where he was a power plant operator and a member of the Quarter Century Club. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his niece Renea Perry and nephews, Chris Murdock, Norman Green and Randy Frey. He was a member of Kingsland Masonic Lodge #430, he also served as an EMT and Volunteer Firefighter. Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing his steel guitar.


He is survived by his loving wife Freda Cox of Kingsland, sisters, Patricia Murdock of Rison and Glenda (David) Peyton of White Hall. He will be deeply missed by many friends and family members.


Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Buie Funeral Home in Rison. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Buie Funeral Home in Rison. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home (870) 325-6216. Sign online guestbook at www.buiefuneralhome.com.