Jerry Neely

Jerry Calvert Neely, age 85, of Herbine, AR, died Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, AR. She was born July 24, 1934 in Warren, AR, to the late Louie and Lela Calvert. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Carolyn Neely, four sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by her husband, James Neely, the were married August 9, 1952 in Warren, AR, two sons, David Neely of Conway, Scott Alan Neely (Annette) of Pine Bluff; one daughter, Sandra MacCartney (Bruce) of California; grandchildren, Josh MacCartney, Katelyn MacCartney of California, Aleck Wilson of Grapevine, AR, Zack Wilson of Nashville, Tennessee, one great grandson, River Wilson, and brother Howard Calvert of Warren, AR.

Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2020 with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery.

Due to Covid-19 facemasks are required upon entering the funeral home. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-6216. Sign online guestbook at

Laura Foster

Laura Marie Brown Foster, 74, of Pine Bluff, AR, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Floresville, TX. She was born September 9, 1945, in Pine Bluff, to Bill and Emma Asalene Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of Greenlee Memorial Baptist Church and the Extension Homemakers of Pine Bluff, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Walter Vernon Foster; a son, John Dewayne Foster; and a brother, Eddie Wingard.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James Edward and Nancy Foster of Floresville, TX; two grandchildren, Kayla Hutto (Tim), and Mackenzie Foster; two great-grandchildren, Heath and Caroline Hutto; two sisters, Sharron Parsley and Cathy Brooks, both of Pine Bluff.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. James Watson officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home. Online registration is at

Carroll Falls

Carroll Ray Falls of Kentwood, MI, a graduate of Pine Bluff High School and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, died July 14, 2020 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Born in 1945 in Pine Bluff, AR, to Leo Wilson Falls and Mary Louise “Myrie” Faraldo Falls. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pauletta Lynn Stanphill Falls, and his three children, Dr. Travis L. Falls and Amie Metz of Hanover, Park, IL; Shannon LaRae Falls and Todd Garrett of San Antonio, TX; Nathan S. and Julie DeBoer Falls of Grand Rapids, MI; and a special niece, Gwendolyn Kay Falls of Wylie, TX; and one grandchild, Avery Lyn Falls of Grand Rapids, MI. Preceded in death by his parents and only brother, Waymon Keith Falls.

Mike Tinker

Mr. Mike Tinker, 77, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away July 18, 2020, in Pine Bluff, Ark. Service by Perry Funeral Home.

La’Trese Thurman

Mrs. La’Trese Thurman 49, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.