Barbara Galbert

Barbara Ann Hudson Galbert, 82, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away July 22, 2020. She was born June 8, 1938, in Fordyce, Arkansas.

In 1971, Barbara married Sylvester Galbert and formed a blended family and soon moved to Jefferson City, MO. The family later moved back to Arkansas and resided in Pine Bluff. Barbara was an excellent homemaker and served as a substitute teacher at the local elementary school.

Barbara passed away peacefully in Atlanta, GA., surrounded by family.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Percell and Annie “Baby” Hudson, husband Sylvester Galbert, two siblings, Percell “BoBo” Hudson and Betty Jean Hudson and sister-in-law, Ruby Denise Hudson.

She is survived by her three daughters, Roshelle Darlene Hudson, Corliss Ann Patton and Sandra (Marcus) Hatley; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

Viewing will be 5:30 p.m .to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR. Celebration of Life for Mrs. Galbert will be Thursday, July 30, 2020, @ 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Final resting place will be at the Greenville Cemetery, HWY 274 in Fordyce, AR.

Michael Tinker

Mr. Michael Tinker, 77, passed away July 18, 2020. He was born to the late Arthur Lee and Mildred (Pope) Tinker on December 18, 1942 in Denver, Colorado.

Michael enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed for a time at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, OK., which was named in honor of a family member, and which Mike was very proud to share the same name.

He leaves to cherish his memories, two sons; David (Tina) Tinker, Daniel Tinker, two daughters; Deborah (Matt) Perkins, Ryan Gill, 17 grandchildrens, 15 great-grandchildrens, one sister; Marsha Gnagy, and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He will be laid to rest in the Arkansas Veteran’s Cemetery in North Little, Arkansas, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Service by Perry Funeral Home.

Thomas Battenfield

Thomas Edward Battenfield of Clinton/Walnut Grove community was released from his earthly bonds just before Noon, July 27, 2020 at his home.

Tom was born on August 27, 1946, in Camden, Arkansas, to Ada & Ted Battenfield. Tom graduated from White Hall High School, and honorably served in the US Air Force from 1966-1970.

He went on to a full career as an draftsman-engineer with Varco Pruden and American Buildings, finally retiring in 2006 to enjoy his newly-built, self-designed and engineered home in the Walnut Grove community just outside Clinton, where he enjoyed serving on the Volunteer Fire Department.

As one of his lifelong friends stated, Tom held his faith close to his chest, yet demonstrated an outward love and generosity that was not of this world.

A father and grandfather not only to his son Michael (& Diana) Battenfield and granddaughters Anna & Selah, but to his step-children Dawn, Robert (& Kaylynn), Laurel (& Zach), and Richard and their respective families, which he adopted in his heart.

Tom leaves behind his wife of almost 34 years Alcina, sisters Marilyn Dalby and Carol (Ted) Hutto, 5 children and step-children, 8 grandchildren and an army of friends from every area of his life.

A memorial service will be held 2PM Sunday, August 2, at Centennial Fellowship Church in White Hall, AR.

Tommy Barton

Tommy Barton, 77 of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26, with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born Thomas Barton, to the late Ruby and Ira Barton. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Joe Barton and Milton Barton.

He graduated from Pine Bluff High School and attended Arkansas State Teachers College (UCA) and Arkansas A&M (UAM). Tommy was a member of Phi Lambda Chi fraternity. Tommy married his high school sweetheart, Robin, and they were the loving parents of their daughter, Ashlynn.

Tommy began his career at the ground floor of information technology. He enjoyed his work and excelled in the field, rising to upper management for Information Systems before his retirement from Simmons Bank.

Not only a devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather, he served his community well. As part of the Jefferson County Literacy Council, Tommy taught adult students to read. His outstanding commitment and contributions to the organization were acknowledged with awards.

Tom was a faithful member of Grace Episcopal Church and served on the vestry and as Senior Warden. He was a member of the Pine Bluff Kiwanis Club, and also served both Jefferson and Garland county election commissions.

A lover of music, he appreciated many genres and was also an avid reader. He loved his dogs and was a vintage car enthusiast, and enjoyed boating with his family and friends on Lake Hamilton. Tommy was also a three-time cancer survivor.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Robin; his daughter Ashlynn, her husband, Mike; two grandsons, Cameron and Kyle; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A celebration of Tommy’s life will be announced at a later date. For online condolences, please visit

Georgia Taylor

Mrs. Georgia Taylor, 91, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away July 25, 2020, at J.R.M.C., Service by Perry Funeral Home.

Eugene Martin

Mr. Eugene Martin 72, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 27, 2020, Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Dorothy Thomas

Mrs. Dorothy Thomas formerly of Rison, Arkansas, passed away July 22, 2020, at the Saline Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Joshua Handley Jr.

Joshua Handley Jr., 41, of Pine Bluff passed July 27,2020 at JRMC. Arrangements later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.