Jodel Standley

Thank you, Dear Father in Heaven for giving my brother and me, the most loving and remarkable Mother that anyone could ever wish for.

Jodel Adams Standley, 99, of Pine Bluff, entered Heaven on August 19, 2020. She was born on July 25, 1921. She was the daughter of Winnie Myrtle Pierce and Jess Adrian Adams. Jodel and her brother Bo were primarily raised by their mother supported by a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins after the untimely death of their father when Jodel was only three years old.

She graduated from high school at the age of sixteen and immediately entered nursing school at St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield, Missouri. Jodel found the passion of her life in taking care of others. After graduation she moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1942 with her husband, Adelbert B. Standley.

Jodel started her nursing career at Davis Hospital in 1946. She worked at Davis and Jefferson Regional Medical Center for 40 years where she helped thousands of healthy young babies enter our world. Most of her career was in the Labor and Delivery Department, which she dearly loved. She retired in 1986 and came to live with her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. She spent many years taking care of her family and we marveled at her stamina and youthful attitude.

Survivors include her daughter, Anne Standley Smithey and son-in-law, Robert F. (Bob) Smithey ,with whom she lived 33 year; her son, John Lawrence (Larry) Standley (Sheila); three grandchildren, Benjamin Clayton Standley, Adrianne Smithey Bennett (Stephen) and Daniel Lawrence Standley (Mandy); five great-grandchildren, Tucker Standley, Katie Standley, Gavin Bennett, Sloane Standley, and Chloe Standley.

“She was someone special, she was a nurse.” The family will hold a private service at a later date. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 or charity of your choice. Arrangements were by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors. Online condolences and video messages may be left for the family at

Gaylon Worthen

Gaylon Worthen, 81, of White Hall, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Mr. Worthen was born June 3, 1939, in Grapevine, Arkansas, to the late Holbert and Hazel Ashcraft Worthen. He was reared and received his education in Grapevine, where he graduated from Grapevine High School.

He joined the United States Army April 6, 1960 and served during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Army on January 31, 1980. Mr. Worthen worked at the Pine Bluff Arsenal from which he retired. He was a member of Central Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #206.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margaret Worthen of White Hall, whom he married May 10, 1969, in Carteret, New Jersey; two sons, Robert Worthen of Georgia and Jeffrey (Courtney) Worthen of Benton; his granddaughter, Sierra Worthen of Georgia; great-granddaughter, Daisy Marie; step-grandson, Justin Lynn of Redfield; brothers, Carrol (Patsy)Worthen and Jesse (Patsy) Worthen, both of Pine Bluff; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Rita Worthen; and two infant brothers.

Graveside funeral services will be Monday, August 24, 2020, 1:30 PM, at Grapevine Cemetery with military honors by Robinson and Fuller White Hall Funeral Home. Online condolences:

Roy Clark

Roy Ambrose Clark, Jr, age 49 of Redfield, passed away August 19, 2020. He was born September 26, 1970 in Pine Bluff, AR to Roy Clark, Sr. and Ruby Collins Clark. He loved spending time outdoors, hunting, four wheeling, and fishing with his grandchildren. Roy was an avid Razorback fan, football, basketball, it didn’t matter, he would watch them all. When he wasn’t in the woods, or watching the Razorbacks, he was boxing, playing pool, and dancing. Roy was a great father, grandfather and friend, he never met a stranger.

He is survived by his parents, Roy and Ruby Clark, wife Bonnie Grauel Clark, sons, Dustin Clark (Christian), Wade Clark (Brandy), Brad Moring (Amanda), and Justin Moring (Jaci), grandchildren, Brantley, Wyatt, Lane, Jade, Hayeslee, Whitley, Megan, Katelyn, Clayton, and Raeleigh, cousin, Denise McClain, and by his two loyal pups, Casey and Sophie.

A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2020 at Center Campground Cemetery in the Prague community, with a visitation an hour prior. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-3231. Sign online guestbook

LaVerne Reed

LaVerne Domon Reed, 92, of Pine Bluff, AR went to be with the Lord August 20, 2020. Born July 22, 1928 in Pine Bluff, AR, the daughter of Henry and Essie Hudson Domon.

Preceding her in death was the love of her life, her husband of 67 years, Ray Reed Sr.; three daughters, Alice Faye, Francis Mae and Joyce LaVerne Reed; her parents; seven brothers, Adolph and Willis Tucker, Harry, Joe, Albert, Alva and Olen Domon; and two sisters, Bonnie Domon Tatum and Henrietta Domon Rhoden; a granddaughter, Samantha Jane Reed and a daughter-in-law, Dawna (Ray) Reed Jr.

She was a homemaker and a Christian. She taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of White Hall Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed going to church traveling and spending time with her family. She was looking forward to the time she would go home to her heavenly Father’s house

Survivors include four sons, Ray Reed of Burleson, TX, James (Wanda) Reed of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Mike (Patti) Reed of Panama City, Florida and Delbert (Leigh) Reed of Houston, TX; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Reed Tucker (Eddie) and Donna Reed Edwards (Ralph) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren, with 3 more great-great-grandchildren on the way; nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and many friends.

Graveside services will be at Memorial Park at White Hall, Monday August 24, 2020 at 10 am with Brother Dean Caldwell officiating. Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers.

Due to covid19 we will not be having visitation. If you would like to show your respect you are welcome to go by Ralph Robinson and Son in Pine Bluff from 2:00-4:30 p.m. on August 23, 2020. Online register:

Enrico Wilkins Sr.

Mr. Enrico Cyril Wilkins, Sr., Passed away August 19, 2020, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by the P.K. Miller Mortuary.

Mary Nance

Graveside service for Mrs. Mary Evon Nance will be Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Services entrusted to the P.K. Miller Mortuary.