Ethel Funderburg

Ethel Everine (Brown) Funderburg, 101 years old, passed away peacefully at Trinity Village Skilled Nursing Facility in Pine Bluff, AR, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Ethel was born March 29, 1919, in Texas, to the late Carlee and Myra Reed Brown and grew up in Kingsland.

A member of Calvary Baptist Church, she was a lifelong homemaker, wife, and mother. She loved music and learned to play the piano and organ late in her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Gus Funderburg, Sr., in 2008. She had 10 brothers and sisters, and is survived by one sister, Nila Faye Lackey, and one brother, Ernie Brown, both of White Hall, AR.; She has two children, Linda Funderburg Sadler, of White Hall, and Gus (Debra) Funderburg, Jr. of Bushnell, Florida; five grandchildren, Leanne Roberts, Beth (Mike) Metott, Richard (Angela) Funderburg, Christopher (Crystal) Funderburg, and Jeffrey (Heather) Funderburg; and ten great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to the staff at Trinity Village Skilled Nursing Facility for all the love and care they showed to her and our family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Trinity Village Skilled Nursing Facility, 6400 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71603. A graveside service will be held Monday, July 20, 2020, at 11:00 AM, at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff. Online condolences:

Judy Vanlandingham

Judy Ply Vanlandingham, 69, of White Hall, died Friday, July 17, 2020, at her home. She was born January 31, 1951, in Sherrill, AR, to Eugene and Gladys Petit Ply. She was a homemaker and a member of Hardin Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Vanlandingham, Sr.; a daughter, Saundra Vanlandingham; and a sister, Barbara Bramble.

Survivors include her son, Paul Allen Vanlandingham, Jr. of White Hall; one brother, Tony Ply of Sherwood; two grandchildren, Tyler and Alicia Vanlandingham; and one great-granddaughter, Macey Scroggins.

Graveside services will be held at 9:30 A.M Monday, July 20, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Taylor officiating. Burial is under the direction of Robinson and Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Baptist Church. Online registration is at

Joyah Flemister

Ms. Joyah Flemister, 38, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away at J.R.M.C. July 16, 2020. Service by Perry Funeral Home.

Ida Fair

Mrs. Ida Crawford Fair, 86, of Tucker, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Maxine Heird

Maxine Cotton Heird, age 82, widow of T. H. Heird, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services. Please visit this weekend for service arrangements and condolences.