Willie Maurice Heard III 43, of Pine Bluff passed January 5, 2018 Celebration of Life for Mr. Heard will be Saturday 2:30p.m. Old Morning Star Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Haynes Officiating Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Family Hour will be from 4:00-5:30p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home

"Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!"

Sylvester Conner

Mr. Sylvester Conner 84, of Denver, Co passed January 3, 2018 Celebration of Life for Mr. Conner will be Saturday 10:00a.m. Happy Home M.B. Church Jefferson, Arkansas with Rev. Henry L. Armington Officiating Interment Happy Home Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Family Hour will be from 6:30-7:30p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home

"Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!"

Telesia Clary

Mrs. Telesia Clary 61, of Pine Bluff passed January 6, 2018 Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

"Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!"

Otis Perry

Mr. Otis Perry 80, of Pine Bluff passed January 2, 2018

Celebration of Life will be Friday 12:00p.m. Oak Grove M.B. Church-Gethsemane with Rev. Otis Perry III Officiating Interment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

"Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!"

Bertha Hines

Mrs. Bertha Hines 75, of Little Rock passed January 10, 2018 Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

"Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!"

Bobbie J. Jones

Bobbie J. Jones -Thomas 73, of North Little Rock Celebration of Life for Mrs. Thomas will be Saturday at 11:00a.m. Morning Star Baptist Church- North Little Rock with Rev. Robert Jenkins Officiating Interment will be in Arkansas Memorial Gardens Cemetery by Paradise Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Family Hour will be Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church from 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.

“Only Paradise Can Serve You Better!”

Jimmie Lee Woods

LITTLE ROCK - Jimmie Lee Woods, 84, of Little Rock, AR formally of McNeil, AR died January 04, 2018 at Little Rock, AR.

Born March 04, 1933 to Wiley C. and Bell Dora Jackson Warren. Preceded in death by: parents, husband: Curtis Woods and one son: Harold Woods

Survived by: Seven daughters: Linda K. Phillips, Sharon D. Woods and Teresa A. Woods of Memphis, TN; Nora J. Smith of Pine Bluff, AR; Dora J. Woods and Nona R. Woods of Little Rock, AR; Valeria Barber of Wichita, KS; One sister: Chelsea Sandifer; Eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Service is Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in McNeil, AR by Rev. James C. Scott.

Interment: St. Matthew Cemetery in McNeil, AR

Visitation: Friday, January 12, 2018 between the hours of 11:30am until 4:30pm

If desired, donations may be made in Mrs. Jimmie Lee Warren Woods memory to the Descendants of Wiley C. And Belle Dora Warren (WCBDW) Endowment Fund at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Make check payable to: UAPB Foundation Fund. Write “In memory of Mrs. Jimmie Lee Woods, restricted gift WCBDW Endowment Fund” on your check. Mail check to:

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University Relations & Development, 1200 N. University Dr., Mail Slot 4981, Pine Bluff AR 71611

Services are under the direction of Marks Funeral Home, Magnolia, AR.

Sign the online guest book at www.marksfuneralhomeinc.org

Lou Taylor

Louise Daugherty Taylor, age 89, of Pine Bluff passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Born August 6, 1928 at Stamps, AR, she was a daughter of the late Amos Paul Daugherty and Idella Summers Daugherty.

A resident of Pine Bluff for over 50 years, Mrs. Taylor worked as a checker at Kroger for 27 years.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Harvey Derwood Taylor on November 1, 2017.

Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Robin Anders; her godson, Justin Cook; along with numerous other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Gary Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Robinson’s.

Online condolences: www.RalphRobinsonandSon.com

Michael Davidson

Michael Timothy Davidson, Sr., 59 of Jefferson, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Services will be Monday, January 15th, 10:00 a.m. at Cranford Funeral Chapel

Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, 2:00 p.m.at Bigelow.

Visitation, Sunday, 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences: CranfordFH.com

Mary Lou Taylor

Fort Worth, Texas - Mary Lou Taylor, 83, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning on January 10, 2018.

Survivors include her two daughters, Bobbie Davies (Cliff) of Fort Worth, Texas and Mary Mercer (Mike) of Midlothian, Texas; her sisters, Joann Bussey and Betty Hughes-Floyd of Pine Bluff, Patsy Baber of Mesquite, Texas, and Joyce Gotcher of Lufkin, Texas. Mary Lou also leaves behind her two beloved granddaughters, Jessica Rystad (and her father, Ken, also beloved by Mary Lou) of Torrance, California and Jamie Mercer of Midlothian, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Dr. Ken Shaddox officiating. Interment will follow in Fitzhugh Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Robinson’s.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Baptists Children's Home, P. O. Box 552, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203.

Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com

Bernice Williams

Altheimer- Mrs. Bernice Thomas Williams, 68, of Altheimer, passed January 2, 2018.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Star Bethel Baptist Church in Wabbaseka, AR by Rev. Luther Spratt. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Visitation/Family Hour will be 7-8 p.m., Friday, at Brown Funeral Home.

Her body will lie in-state Saturday, 9:15 a.m., until service.

www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com

Erma Holmes

Mrs. Erma Lean Holmes, 81, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Pleasant Grove M.B. C. in Grady, AR by Rev. Harold Shirlee. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Visitation/Family Hour will be 5-6:30 p.m., Friday, at Brown Funeral Home.

Her body will lie in-state Saturday, 9:45 a.m., until service.

www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com

Andrew Washington

Mr. Andrew Washington, 74, of Pine Bluff, AR passed January 8, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Minnie Hampton

Mrs. Minnie Hampton, 80, of Pine Bluff, AR passed January 9, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Bessie Oglesby

Mrs. Bessie Mae Oglesby, 79, of Pine Bluff, AR passed Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was born in Ladd, AR on Monday, January 24, 1938 to the late Solomon Bearden and Essie Williams Bearden.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Bethany Chapel M.B.C. by Pastor Isaac L. Barron. Interment will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Visitation/Family Hour will be 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, at Full Faith Christian Center in Pine Bluff, AR.

Her body will lie in-state Saturday, 1:45 p.m., until service.

www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com

Clyde Taylor

SHERIDAN - Clyne Edward Taylor, age 80, of Sheridan passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born April 10, 1937 in Fort Towson, Oklahoma to the late Lawrence Edward Taylor and Mary Bessie Turner Taylor. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his step-son, Allen Graves; and sister, Clara.

Left to cherish his memory, wife, Fairy Lee Taylor of Sheridan; son, Clyne Edward Taylor, Jr. of Bouse, Arizona; daughters, Melanie (Craig) Archer of Grover Beach, California and Mary (James) of Sheridan; step-daughter, Shirley (Ron) Ferguson of Baker, Oregon; daughter-in-law, Lynn Graves of California; sister, Patricia Wilson of Riverdale, California; ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services are 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan with Brother Farrell West officiating. Interment will follow at Center Grove Cemetery in Sheridan. Visitation is 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018 at Buie Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan. (870) 942-3231. www.buiefuneralhome.com.

Eddie Thomas

Deacon Eddie Thomas, Jr., 87, of White Hall, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. He was born on November 9, 1930, in Oak Ridge, Louisiana.

Mr. Thomas was employed with International Paper Company at the Bastrop, Louisiana and Pine Bluff, Arkansas locations for 29 years. He retired in 1987.

Mr. Thomas served his country dutifully during the Korean War and was recognized for his exemplary service at the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration in 2003.

Mr. Thomas was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church for nearly 50 years and faithfully served as a deacon and in other ministries. He enjoyed every moment of his life to the fullest.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving wife of 38 years, Marva Patton Thomas; six daughters: Evelyn Allen, Faye Jones, Brenda Thomas, Bobbie Garret, Felisha Gaines, and Yolanda Carman; and three sons: Dennis Thomas, Joe Andrews, and Fred Andrews. He was a caring and generous husband, father, grandfather, stepfather, step grandfather, and great grandfather, who loved spending time with his wife, the families, neighbors, friends, and church members.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at Christian Way Funeral Home, 3705 West 6th Street, Pine Bluff, AR. A celebration of life will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road, Pine Bluff, AR with Reverend Charles S. Boyd, Sr. officiating. Interment will be at Pine Bluff City Cemetery (Military Section).

Online condolences: www.christianwayfh.com.

The family will receive guests at 47 Lexington Circle White Hall, AR.

Michael Thomas

Mr. Michael Thomas, 59, of Pine Bluff, AR passed January 9, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.