Miscellaneous Jefferson County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Brenda Harrison
August 28, 1961
January 30, 2004
STAR CITY -- Brenda Kay Harrison, 42, of Star City, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Friday. She was born Aug. 28, 1961, at Pine Bluff, a daughter of Carol Carrington of Star City and the late Charles W. Harrison. She was the owner of Busy Bee's cleaning service. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Alvin and Allie Wimberly Carrington and William Branson and Arah Alice Owens Harrison. Survivors include a son, David Chad Shinn of Morrilton; a daughter, Sandy Whisnant Lovett of Morrilton; a brother, Jeffery Allen Harrison of Star City; three sisters, Janice Harrison Graham, Fonda Harrison Hackney and Jeannie Harrison Wrinkle, all of Star City; a stepsister, Renea Edgin of Star City; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Pentecostal Church at Star City with Johnny Wall officiating. Burial will be in Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Service at Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Betty Williams
May 6, 1933
January 30, 2004
STAR CITY -- Betty Sue Williams, 70, of Star City, died Friday at Pine Bluff. She was born May 6, 1933, at Morrilton, a daughter of the late Eddie Harrison and Retta Bradley Mitchell. She was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Carter. Survivors include her husband, Floyd Williams; three sons, Ronny Williams of Harrison, Ricky Williams of Jacksonville and Randy Williams of Jonesboro; a brother, Paul Mitchell of Altheimer; two sisters, Barbara Levy of Russellville and Laverne Nealey of Dumas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin Funeral Home at Dumas. Burial will be in Walnut Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Cancer Center at Pine Bluff. Victor Ann Burks, 61, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home.

Vernice Barnett
September 29, 1917
February 5, 2004
Vernice Belle Barnett, 86, of Pine Bluff, died at Arkansas Convalescent Center Thursday. She was born Sept. 29, 1917, at Bono (Craighead County), a daughter of the late James William Smith and Effie Dell Broadaway Smith. She was reared and received her education in Bono. She worked in the Pine Bluff School District as manager of the Broadmoor Elementary School Cafeteria. She also worked at a grocery store owned by her brother, the late Jimmy Smith, and retired from Baim's Department Store. She was a member of the Salem Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a Sunday school teacher for both children and adults. She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the church. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Survivors include her husband, William L. Barnett, whom she married on June 4, 1938; one daughter, Patsy Gibbs of Winchester, Ky.; one sister, Gay Ellis of Amarillo, Texas; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with the Rev. Howard Loetscher officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Myrtie Black
June 4, 1914
February 7, 2004
Myrtie Gertrude Fielding Black, 89, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born June 4, 1914, at Athens, Texas, a daughter of the late William Henry Fielding and Edna Earl Campbell Fielding. She was reared and received her early education in Grapevine and Sheridan. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Ridge Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Acie Black, whom she married on July 15, 1936; a son, Carl Leonard Black, four brothers, E.E. Fielding, W.H. Fielding, Floyd Fielding and Herbert Fielding; and five sisters, Thelma Pagan, Ruth Jeffcoat, Verona Moran, Vara Smith and Bertha Shell. Survivors include a son, Winfred Delane Black of Bonifay, Fla., two daughters, Floy Grace Bates of Pine Bluff and Kathryn Lynn Schweitzer of Louistown, Mont., 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with James Bradshaw officiating. Burial will be in Lee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pine Ridge Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 415 S Red Street, Sheridan, AR 72150.

Jack Smith
March 13, 1919
February 6, 2004
DUMAS -- Jack W. Smith, 84, of Dumas, died Friday at Pine Bluff. He was born March 13, 1919, in the Wells Bayou community (Lincoln County), a son of the late Jim Smith and Blanche Smith. He owned and operated Smith Drainage Company. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post 84. He was a member of the Anderson Chapel Baptist Church at Dumas. He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Joe Smith. Survivors include his wife, Alice Smith; four sons, James Mark Smith of Independence, Mo., Howard Paul Smith of Dumas, Jackie Gwen Smith of Fayetteville and Lannie Wilson Smith of Tifton, Ga.; a sister, Bessie Mae Own of Pine Bluff; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Anderson Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Harrelson officiating. Burial will be in Tyro Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Anderson Chapel Baptist Church.

George Waldrup
December 29, 1941
February 6, 2004
HALLEY -- George William Waldrup, 62, of Halley (Desha County), died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. He was born Dec. 29, 1941, at Dermott, a son of Frances Ozell Johnson Waldrup of Dermott and the late Ellis Waldrup. He served as pastor for 12 years at Chickasaw Baptist Church in Desha County. Other survivors include his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Sue Waldrup; one son, Robby Waldrup of McGehee; one daughter; Alysia King of Dermott; one sister, Paulette Payne of Halley; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Chickasaw Baptist Church in Desha County with Herbert Rowland, Larry Donaldson, Joe Brown, Gene Gregory and Clint Pruitt officiating. Burial will be in Halley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Service of McGehee. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Ernest Eagle
May 7, 1915
February 6, 2004
LAKE VILLAGE -- Ernest Kirby Eagle, 88, of Lake Village, died Friday at the Chicot Memorial Hospital at Lake Village. He was born May 7, 1915, at Mena (Polk County), a son of the late Lynn Eagle Sr. and Gurtrude Brazell Eagle. He was a member of the Delta Farmers Association and the Big Island Hunting Club, Grady Camp. He was a member of Lakeside Methodist Church at Lake Village. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jane Buford; and a brother, J.W. Eagle. Survivors include his wife, Bette Barnes Eagle, whom he married April 23, 1973; two daughters, Dixie Eagle Webb and Nancy Eagle Bates, both of Pine Bluff; three brothers, Pat Eagle of Pine Bluff, Lynn Eagle of Star City and Herschel Eagle of Stuttgart; two sisters, Juanita Sims of Star City and Floy Haller of Hot Springs; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home at Star City with the Rev. Todd-Paul R. Taulbee officiating. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery near Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Patricia Huff
October 18, 1927
February 7, 2004
Patricia Jane Maher Huff, 76, of Maumelle, died Saturday at Select Specialty Hospital at Little Rock. She was born Oct. 18, 1927, at St. Louis, a daughter of the late Fred Maher and Helen Meyer Maher. She was a secretary for the chaplains at the Little Rock Air Force Base. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church of North Little Rock. Survivors include one daughter, Marnie Wooley Davidson of Jacksonville; one son, Dawson Thomas Huff of Longwood, Fla.; one brother, Richard Maher of Benton; four grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 211 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.

James Moseley
January 28, 1917
February 7, 2004
WARREN -- James Rex Moseley, 87, of Warren, died Saturday at Wagnon Place Nursing Home at Warren. He was born Jan. 28, 1917, in Bradley County, a son of the late Bryan Moseley and Gertrude Parrott Moseley. He was a retired carpenter for Potlach Corporation. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church at Warren. Survivors include his wife, Ophie Sims Moseley, whom he married on Sept. 18, 1937; one son, Bill Moseley of Heber Springs (Cleburne County); one daughter, Kay Simmons of Pineville, La.; one brother, Martin Moseley of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Geraldine Plair of New Edinburg (Cleveland County) and Sue Harris of Fordyce; six grandchildren; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren. Burial will be in Moseley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Betty Thomasson
March 23, 1931
February 12, 2004
Betty Brown Thomasson, 72, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday at Inova Fairfax Hospital at Falls Church, Va. She was born March 23, 1931, in Cleveland County, a daughter of the late Joe Abner Brown and Lillian Pate Brown. She was reared and educated in Cleveland County and graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1949. She also attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations at Washington, D.C., for eight years in the Records and Communications Division. She received a superior accomplishment award presented by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. She later worked as a substitute teacher in the Pine Bluff School District. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Wedding Ring Sunday School Class, the Chancel Choir, the church history committee and the Untied Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Teague and Marie Gibson. Survivors include her husband, W.J. Thomasson, whom she married Aug. 8, 1959, at Pansy (Cleveland County); one son, Greg Thomasson of Pine Bluff; one daughter, Paula Thomasson Scott of Warrenton, Va.; one sister, Mary Jo Powell of Warren; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lakeside United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Williams officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. in Pansy Cemetery in Cleveland County by Fuller Funeral Services. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and Monday after the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Lakeside United Methodist Church, 1500 Olive St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601.

Linda Glover
June 16, 1936
February 13, 2004
BENTON -- Linda Lou Glover, 67, of Benton, died Friday at St. Vincent's Hospital at Little Rock. She was born June 16, 1936, at Little Rock, a daughter of the late Samuel Gurganus and Alice Gurganus. She worked for Teletype Corp. She also worked for the State of Arkansas Revenue Department since January 1999. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Bryant where she taught the 2-year-old Sunday school class. Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Leigh Vinzant and Rhonda Kay Glover, both of Bryant; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Southern Baptist Church of Bryant with Jim LaGrone officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Star City by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Leggett Funeral Home at Alexander.

Vera Buckhannon
June 29, 1939
February 16, 2004
ALTHEIMER -- Vera Buckhannon, 64, of Altheimer, died Monday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born June 29, 1939, in the Reed Lake community, a daughter of Maryanna Buckhannon of Altheimer and the late Will Buckhannon. She attended school in the Reed Lake community. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Altheimer, where she was an usher. Other survivors include one son, Willie G. Manning of Altheimer; two brothers, Acie Murphy and Willie Buckhannon, both of Altheimer; and one sister, Viola Pennington of Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell T. Martin officiating. Burial will be in Community Cemetery at Altheimer by Perry Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be at the home.

Vernon Lenderman
June 28, 1927
February 20, 2004
MONTICELLO -- Vernon Wayne Lenderman, 76, of Monticello, died Friday at Countrywood Estates Nursing Home at Monticello. He was born June 28, 1927, at Bluffton (Yell County), a son of the late William Emery Lenderman and Lou Vica Weston Lenderman. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was retired from the Oklahoma prison system. He was a Mason. He was a member of Anderson Chapel Baptist Church in Lincoln County. There are no immediate survivors. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Anderson Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Gilbreath officiating. Burial will be in Tyro Cemetery in Lincoln County by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

Elizabeth Sokora
April 5, 1930
February 21, 2004
STUTTGART -- Elizabeth Ann Black Sokora, 73, of Stuttgart, died Saturday at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was born April 5, 1930, at Springfield, Ill., the daughter of the late Agnes Black and Harold James Black. She was a 1948 graduate of Mount St. Mary's in Little Rock. She was a retired secretary with First Electric Cooperative. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Altar Society. Survivors include her husband, V.A. Buddy Sokora; one son, Jimmy Sokora of Little Rock; four daughters, Barbara Wood of Stuttgart, Beverly Pond of Lawrenceville, Ga., Brenda Jeter of Wabbaseka and Bonnie Griffin of Little Rock; one sister, Dorothy Hepp of Little Rock; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Rev. John Janesko officiating. Burial will follow in St. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery at Slovak (Prairie County) by Turpin Funeral Home of Stuttgart. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church.

Lucy Crain
August 16, 1916
February 20, 2004
TILLAR -- Lucy Viola Davis Crain, 87, of Tillar, died Friday at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1916, at Steve (Yell County), a daughter of the late Seth Benton Davis and Sarah Jannettie Lafforge Davis. She was a graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College (now the University of Central Arkansas) and taught in the Delta School District for 25 years. She was a member of the Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church. She married Raymond Leslie Crain on April 5, 1936, at Mt. Tabor (Montgomery County), and he preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters Lavada Simpson of Rohwer (Desha County) and Sue Palsa of Carlisle (Lonoke County); a brother, Seth Ernest Davis of Vancouver, Wash.; three sisters, Alta McCoy of Elkhart, Kan., Vera Bedwell of Koloa, Hawaii, and Fretta Cunningham of Plainview; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. George Raley and the Rev. Bobby Goodnight officiating. Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Hopedale church c/o Norwood Hill, 209 S. John St., Dumas, AR 71639 or to a favorite charity.

Kelly Bullock
November 6, 1962
February 20, 2004
CROFTON, Md. -- Kelly Bullock, 41, of Crofton, Md., died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born Nov. 6, 1962, at Pine Bluff, a daughter of Harold Bullock and Alta Ann Little Bullock, both of Pine Bluff. She was reared at Pine Bluff and graduated from Pine Bluff High School. She attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello and was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She worked as a computer layout designer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development at Washington, D.C. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Bowie, Md. Other survivors include one brother, Tony Bullock of Pine Bluff. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Broadmoor Missionary Baptist Church with Sam Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Cypress Memorial Gardens Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors of Pine Bluff. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Broadmoor Missionary Baptist Church, 1205 Wisconsin St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601.

Morris McFadden Sr.
December 6, 1905
February 25, 2004
Morris McFadden Sr., 98, of Pine Bluff, died Wednesday at Jefferson Health Care. He was born Dec. 6, 1905, at Cornerville (Lincoln County), a son of the late Bud McFadden and Ella Walls Gayfield. He was employed by Boats Construction as a concrete helper. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Mae Williams McFadden. Survivors include three sons, Arthur McFadden and Larry McFadden, both of Pine Bluff, and Morris McFadden Jr. of Little Rock; three daughters, Lucille Domineck of Pine Bluff and Patricia Latimer and Joanne Humphrey, both of Fordyce, and two sisters, Lillie Anderson of Pine Bluff and Sarah Dunham, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home with Tommy Reed officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will be at the home of Larry McFadden, 911 E. Second Ave.

Frankie Werninger
September 28, 1915
February 28, 2004
Frankie Pierce Werninger, 88, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday at Trinity Village Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1915, at Rison, a daughter of the late Franklin Pierce and Ada Agness Blackwell Pierce. She grew up and was educated in Warren and graduated from Warren High School in 1934. She moved to Pine Bluff in 1957. She was a member of the Hardin Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery department. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene Pierce, Olin Pierce, Scott Pierce and Frank Pierce; one sister, Eva Pierce; and one great grandchild. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, William "Bill" Werninger, whom she married on June 16, 1934, at Warren; one son, Charles Werninger of Little Rock; two daughters, Anna Faye House of North Little Rock and Donna Palmer of Pine Bluff; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors with the Rev. David Chappell and the Rev. Clyde Jones officiating. Burial will be at Black Cemetery in Cleveland County. Visitation will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Hardin Baptist Church Hand Bell Fund, 300 Todd Lynn Drive, White Hall, AR 71602.

Lorraine Goolsby
September 1, 1909
February 27, 2004
LITTLE ROCK -- Lorraine Goolsby, 94, of Little Rock, died Friday at Parkway Health Center at Little Rock. She was born Sept. 1, 1909, at Sheridan, a daughter of the late John Henry Bradley and Nettie Rushing Bradley. She was employed as a first-grade teacher in Pine Bluff for 19 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl H. Goolsby; a son, Edward Carl Goolsby; two brothers, Herschel Bradley and Bud Bradley; and three sisters, Lillian Mathews, Mildred Walker and Lois Bradley. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Majors of Little Rock and Rheta DeVries of Waterloo, Iowa; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church at Little Rock by Ruebel Funeral Home of Little Rock. Burial will be in Sheridan Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Grant County Museum or First Baptist Church at Little Rock.

Marie Case
June 9, 1916
February 27, 2004
WHITE HALL -- Marie Harper Case, 87, of White Hall, died Friday at White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 9, 1916, in Woodlawn (Lonoke County), a daughter of the late Henry Harper and Ruth Ryburn Harper. She was a dressmaker. She was employed by Garnett Mullis Dress Shop and JC Penney, where she did alterations. She was a member of Olive Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, T.D. Case, in 1995, and one brother, James E. Harper. Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Travis Case of Irving, Texas, and Havis Case of White Hall; six granddaughters and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hale-South Funeral Home with the Rev. Travis Case officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jesse Bell
March 8, 1943
March 3, 2004
Jesse Addison Bell, 60, of Pine Bluff, died Wednesday at University Hospital at Little Rock. He was born March 8, 1943, at Clarksville, Tenn., a son of the late Ferguson Bell Sr. and Lela Dudley Bell. He was employed by International Harvester/Navistar and later moved to New Orleans where he was employed at the United States Gypsum Company. He moved back to Pine Bluff and received a barber's license at the Eaton Barber Stylist College. He also worked for the Arkansas Enterprise for the Developmentally Disabled. He was a former member of the Christ Temple Church of God in Christ at Fort Wayne, Ind., and a member of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harry Thomas Bell, Ferguson Bell Jr. and Jimmy Lee Bell; and by a sister, Mary Helen Bell Watkins. Survivors include his wife, Jessie Mae Everett Bell, whom he married on Sept. 12, 1965; two sons, Anthony Glenn Bell and Pierre Bell, both of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Khadija Dee Lela Bell of Pine Bluff; a brother, Richard Bell of Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Susie Bell Beckles and Delores Bell, both of Clarksville Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Clifton O'Neal and Edward Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery by P.K. Miller Mortuary. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The body will be at the church from 10 a.m. until service time.

Billy Goodwin
December 9, 1934
March 5, 2004
Billy A. Goodwin, 69, of Pine Bluff, died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 9, 1934, at Bastrop, La., a son of the late Carmon "Shorty" Goodwin and June Gardner Goodwin. He was reared at Springhill, La., and graduated from Springhill High School in 1953. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was discharged in 1957. He retired from International Paper Company in 1997 after 44 years of services as a welder and maintenance analyst. He was a member of Oliver's Hunting Club at Hampton. He was a member of Green Meadows Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty S. Waggoner Goodwin, whom he married on March 21, 1958, at Shreveport, La.; a son, Tony Goodwin of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Alisa Goodwin Dallari of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Ruth Elizabeth Rambin of Benton, La., and Marilyn June Drake of Atlanta, Texas; two grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with the Rev. Bert Thomas officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Springhill Cemetery at Springhill. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Neva Teeter
November 5, 1910
March 5, 2004
CONWAY -- Neva Kathryn Taylor Teeter, 93, of Conway, died Friday at Little Rock. She was born Nov. 5, 1910, at Russellville, a daughter of the late Gilford Dudley Taylor and Katherine Parker Taylor. She received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and a master's in education from the University of Central Arkansas at Conway. She taught in the public schools at Gould, Lake Village, Star City and Monticello before moving to Conway in 1961 where she taught at the Irby Demonstration School on the UCA campus. She then joined the faculty at the Ida Burns Elementary School until she retired in 1974. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Conway and a life member of United Methodist Women. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, PEO and the University of Central Arkansas Faculty Women's Club. She was a member of the Faulkner County Retired Teachers Association and the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association. She had been a resident of the Parkway Health Center at Little Rock for four years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Teeter, to whom she was married for 64 years. He died Jan. 7, 1998. Survivors include four sons, Ruskin Teeter of Krum, Texas, Joe Teeter, Jim Teeter and Tom Teeter, all of Little Rock; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home at Conway with the Rev. Philip Hathcock officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery at Pottsville (Pope County). Visitation will be from noon until service time at the funeral home.

LebreAnn McKinzie
March 3, 2004
March 3, 2004
DeWITT -- LebreAnn Shanell McKinzie of DeWitt was born and died Wednesday at St. Vincent's Doctors Hospital at Little Rock. She was the daughter of Michael McKinzie and Consuela McKinzie. Other survivors include a sister, Candace McKinzie; three brothers, Garrick McKinzie, Michael McKinzie and Lathan McKinzie; her grandparents, Catherine McKinzie, William Wilson and Eddye B. Wilson; and her great-grandparents, J.C. Mays and Willie Mae Mays. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Jericho Cemetery at Gould by McKinzie/Wilson Funeral Home of Gould.

Claude Coston
June 9, 1916
March 5, 2004
FORDYCE -- Claude Austin Coston, 87, of Fordyce, died Friday at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center at Little Rock. He was born June 9, 1916, at Locust Bayou (Calhoun County), a son of the late Claude Coston and Oleta Furr Coston. He was a retired dispatcher for the Arkansas Forestry Commission. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the West Fourth Street Church of Christ at Fordyce. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Priddy Coston; and a brother, Dan G. Coston. Survivors include two sons, Don A. Coston Sr. of Pine Bluff and Ronald Stanley "Ronny" Coston of Fordyce; two grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Benton Funeral Home at Fordyce with Todd Easterling officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery at East Camden.

Obie Young
December 20, 1912
March 5, 2004
MONTICELLO -- Obie Sanders Young, 91, of Monticello, died Friday at Countrywood Estates Nursing Home at Monticello. Born Dec. 20, 1912, in Drew County, a daughter of the late John Wesley Sanders and Lettie Mae Barnes Sanders. She was a retired textile mill worker and a charter member of the Oak Grove Assembly of God Church at Monticello. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simp Young. Survivors include one son, Lawayne Young of Monticello; three daughters, Vonnie Arnold of Crossett, Carolyn Andrews of Monticello and Maxine Fortner of Hobbs, N.M.; one brother, Quinton Griffin of Texas; two sisters, Christine Lewis and Helen Burton, both of Texas; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home at Monticello with the Revs. L.W. Hoppers and Dane Hall officiating. Burial will be in 16th Section Cemetery in Drew County.

Herbert Puckett
January 24, 1915
March 3, 2004
RISON -- Herbert Puckett, 89, of Rison, died Wednesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Born Jan. 24, 1915, in the Macedonia community near Rison, he was a son of the late J. Samuel Puckett and Nora Belle Cash Puckett. He was a retired farmer, carpenter and millwright for Valmac Industries. He served in the Navy and was a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Ruth Puckett; two sons, Willis Harvey Puckett and Doyle Kenneth Puckett; one daughter, Martha Rosalie Puckett; four brothers, Ray Puckett, Cecil Puckett, Fred Puckett and Evan Puckett; six sisters, Ada Puckett, Mae Puckett, Clara Puckett, Verda Shelby, Edith Walter and Georgia Brazeale. Survivors included two sons, Jerry Michael Puckett of Rison and David Alan Puckett of Sheridan; one daughter, Margaret Malischka Dunlap of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Buie Funeral Home at Rison with the Rev. Bruce Bennet officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Rodney Davis Jr.
February 4, 1981
February 13, 2004
NEW YORK -- Rodney Eugene Davis Jr., 23, of New York, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Feb. 13. He was born Feb. 4, 1981, at Little Rock, a son of Rodney Davis and Cynthia Davis, both of Pine Bluff. He joined Victory Baptist Church and started his music ministry at the age of 11 at St. Mark Baptist Church. He served as a minister of music at several churches in Arkansas and New York. In 1999, he graduated from Watson Chapel High School at Pine Bluff. He attended college at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and majored in music. Other survivors include one sister, Danielle Wyrick of Benton, Ark.; and grandmothers, Janie R. Hayes of Sneads Ferry, N.C., and Betty Butler of St. Petersburg, Ark. Funeral services were at Jenkins Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Sneads Ferry with the Rev. Rufus Johnson and the Rev. Floyd D. Jones officiating. Burial was in Community Cemetery at Sneads Ferry by Saunders Funeral Home of Jacksonville, N.C. Memorials may be made to the Rodney Davis Jr. Memorial Fund at Simmons First National Bank at Pine Bluff.

Patricia Ann "Tricia" Roberts Anderson
WHITE HALL -- Patricia Ann "Tricia" Roberts Anderson, 44, of White Hall, died March 5, 2004, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Cranford Funeral Home at White Hall. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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