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Pine Bluff Commercial archives June 24, 2000 Jimmy Hall The Rev. Jimmy Lee "Mango" Hall, 95, of Fresno, California, died June 16, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born November 12, 1904, at Bastrop, Louisiana, a son of the late Jim Hall and Alice Simmons Hall. He became a Christian when he was a young child. He attended the public schools in Louisiana. He served in the Army during World War II and received an honorable discharge with a Purple Heart from the Army in 1942. He worked many years as a scrap iron and copper collector. He was a former pastor. He built St. Rest, St. Mark, St. John and Mt. Zion churches in the Fresno area. On December 11, 1998, Jim Patterson, the mayor of Fresno, proclaimed that day to be the Rev. J.L. Hall Day by letter of proclamation. This was because of his dedication to his churches and the community. He was a member of the St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church at Fresno, California. He was also a member of Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge in California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Stennis Hall, to whom he was married for 54 years. Survivors include a son, Walter Harris of San Luis Obispo, California; and a niece whom he helped raise, Eddye B. Wilson of Gould. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Watson District Headquarters at Mitchellville. Burial will be in Jericho Cemetery at Gould by McKinzie's Funeral Home at DeWitt.

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Pine Bluff Commercial, June 26, 2000 Robert Edward Hall Robert Edward Hall, 62, of 3924 Cherry Street, died June 24, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born June 29, 1937, at the Moscow community, a son of the late Lewis Edward Hall and Gladys Mullikin Hall. He was reared and educated at Pine Bluff and attended White Hall High School. He was employed by Condray Sign & Advertising Company for 30 years before retiring in 1994. He owned Mae's Army Store. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Mae Baggett Hall, whom he married December 22, 1956, at Greenville, Mississippi; three daughters, Angela Hall Bryant of White Hall and Sherry Hall Henderson and Pamela Susie Hall Grimes, both of Pine Bluff; one brother, Joe K. Hall of Star City; three sisters, Barbara June Burris of Dermott, Mary Elizabeth Beaty of Dallas and Linda Crawford of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Drake Cemetery at Star City by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors of Pine Bluff. The Rev. Don Breshears will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials take the formation of donations to the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation, P.O. Box 348390, Sacramento, California 95834-8390. The family will be at 3924 South Cherry Street. Note: Robert Edward Hall was also grandson of late Rufus Kendrick and Belle Monk Mullikin. Submitted by:[an error occurred while processing this directive] , cousin.

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MARY J. HALLUM - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 27, 2000, page 7 Mary J. Hallum, 77, of Jacksonville, Texas, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000 in Tyler, Tx. Born Oct. 7, 1923 in Pass Christian, Miss. To the late Edward and Mariam DePew Winnow. She was a member of Afton Grove Baptist Church. She was retired. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hezekiah Hallum. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Ronald Louis and Sharon Hallum of Lubbock, Tx. And David and Rosemary Hallum of Jacksonville, Tx.; two daughters and their husbands, Dorothy Leigh and James Ellis Manning and Peggy Elaine and Wade Railford, all of Star City; two sisters, Betty Mann of Orlando, Florida and Sidney Hyles and husband, Duane of Fallon, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 27 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel at Star City with Brother Steven Tiner officiating. Burial was in Tyro Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronald L. Hallum, David W. Hallum, Ronald L. Hallum II, Thomas Markham Hallum, James Ellis Manning, Jimmy Edmonds, and Anthony W. Hallum.

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DAN B. HAMILTON (8-24-1860 / 4-20-1928) Star City, April 24, 1928 - Dan B. Hamilton, aged 68, died at his home south of Star City Saturday night. He is survived by his wife, and three daughters; Mrs. Lela Saint, Mrs. Lillie Scifres and Mrs. Effie Carrington, all of Star City. Note: Burial, Holly Springs Cemetery, Lincoln County, Arkansas

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Velma Dean Hamilton - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 6, 2000 Velma Dean Hamilton, 93, of Star City, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at Baptist Hospital, Little Rock. She was born March 8, 1908 in Lincoln County, a daughter of the late Merle and Asie Rancy Bearden. She was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at Palmyra. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Archie Hamilton. Survivors include a son, Arthur Hamilton, of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Beatrice Georges of Little Rock; four grandchildren, Thomas Georges of Little Rock, Holly Stephens of Fort Worth, Texas, Mary Kaye Washo of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Patricia Ann Gaberilsen of Houston, Texas; and four great-grandchildren, Madison Stephens, Leif Gaberilsen, Lillian Gaberilsen and Kristina Gaberilsen. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2000 at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church at Palmyra with Brother Onas Gray officiating. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Service at Star City. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Erma Hankins, of 6301 S. Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, died January 10, 2000, at Arkansas Convalescent Center at Pine Bluff. She was 90 years of age. Funeral services scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 p.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Burial in Union Cemetery at Gould, Ark. by Perry Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Survivors: two daughters, one brother.

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ZOLA HANKINS (5-21-1916 / 6-24-1994) Published June 25, 1995 Zola Newman Hankins, 79, of Lakewood Nursing Home at North Little Rock, died June 24, 1995, at North Little Rock. Born May 21, 1916, at Star City, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Alice Blasengame Newman. She was reared and educated in Lincoln County. She was a resident of Pine Bluff from the 1940’s to 1992, when she moved to North Little Rock. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Pine Bluff. Survivors include a son, Kenny Hankins of Pine Bluff, two daughters, Pat Massey and Brenda Gimst, both of Little Rock; a sister, Oma Bridges of Bellflower, California; and five grandchildren. uneral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Ralph Robinson & Son Mortuary. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the mortuary. The family will be at Kenny Hankins’ residence at 3123 Claud Road. Note: Burial, New Newman Cemetery, Star City, Lincoln County, Arkansas

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Lera M. HARRIS  October 12, 1988 - Tulsa World (d. 10/11/1988) 77, formerly of Wagoner, died Tuesday. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy STEVENS (former w/o Karl Stevens), Las Vegas, NV; one son, Gordon WALK-UP (sic, Walkup), of Tulsa, a brother, Alton MULLIKIN; sisters, Evadell KELLEY ( nee Mullikin), of Van Nuys, CA and June ARULLA (sic, Avilla nee Mullikin) of Tulsa; two grandchildren (Tammara & Wendy), 2 great grandchildren (Shaun & Ashley Boyd). Burial will be at Floral Haven Cemetery. Graveside Service Funeral Home, 918-744-1202. NOTE: Lera Martha Harris b. in Star City, Arkansas, wed 1st Harold Clifford Walkup; 2nd John Kirk; 3rd Leo Vester Harris. Submitter: WendyGayle@aol.com - granddaughter

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Curtis “Hum” Harrison - LINCOLN LEDGER, Novemer 29, 2000 Curtis “Hum” Harrrison, 74, of Star City, died Saturday, November 25, 2000 at Drew Memorial Hospital at Monticello. He was born May 18, 1926, at Star City, a son of the late Charlie Ben and Ella Mae Chinn Harrison. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church near Star City. He was a retired sawmill worker. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Vance Harrison, Elzie Harrison, and Adam Harrison, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Martha Hill Harrison of Star City; a brother, Jason Harrison of Star City; five sisters, Nora Henderson and Susie Vest, both of Monticello; Rosie Ballinger, Eva Robinson Bates and Beatrice Brown, all of Star City; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 27 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel at Star City with Brother Mark Weatherford and Brother Rickey Harrison officiating. Burial was in Butler-Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Star City. Nephews served as pallbearers.

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Jan 7, 2000 RUBIN GRADY HAYGOOD Star City - Rubin Grady Haygood, 86, of Star City, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born on Jan. 20, 1913, at Jersey, Ark., (Bradley County) to the late Rubin Virgil and Jessie Lee McDougald Haygood. Mr. Haygood was a barber in Star City. He retired at the age of 90. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Star City and a 32 degree Mason Branchville Lodge in Star City. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Lena Gertrude Porter Haygood of Star City; a son, Bill Haygood of Little Rock, two daughters, Glenda Fish of Little Rock and Ginger Hart of Star City; a brother, R.V. Haygood of Rogers; three sisters, Johnnie Mac Byers of Kansas City, Mo., Lois Vines of Little Rock and ruth Ellen Meeks of Mt. Home, Ark.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. the family will be at the funeral home for visitation Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Brother R.V. Haygood and Brother Don Borland officiating. Burial will be at Drake Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home of Star City. Pallbearers will be Steve Lovett, Malvin Moore, Homer Cogbill, Havis White, James West, Tex Goodwin, Dayton Fish, Bobby Beard, Donald Drake and Shorty Lyle.

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MRS. LIZZIE HENDERSON Mrs. Lizzie Henderson, died Wednesday (June 8, 1960) at her home in Varner. Survivors include one son, George Henderson of Varner; seven grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today (June 12, 1960) at 12 noon at the First Baptist Church of Varner, with burial in Dora Bell Cemetery by Miller Funeral Home.

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RONALD HOWARD HENLEY - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 20, 2000 Ronald Howard Henley, 44, of Star City, died Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he had been since an automobile accident on September 18. Born May 5, 1956, at Dumas, he was a son of Mrs. Eula Murray Henley of Star City and the late Jack Henley. He attended the Garrett Bridge Assembly of God Church. Survivors include two sons, Samuel Henley of Star City and Nickolas Henley of Mount Ida (Montgomery County); a daughter, Lashaunda Cantrell of Dumas; a brother, Sonny Henley of Star City; six sisters, Ruth Hogue of Dumas, Martha Magness, Lois Boren, Margie Burnett and Mary Newman, all of Star City and Pauline Stain of Monticello; and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16 in Green Mount Cemetery near Star City with Brother Dennis Woods and Brother Jim Hughes officiating. Arrangements were made by Griffin Funeral Service at Star City.

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FRANCES DIXON HILL - LINCOLN LEDGER, January 31, 2001, page 9 Frances Dixon Hill, 98, of 1215 Virginia Street, Pine Bluff, died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at Rivercrest Nursing Center at Little Rock. Born March 9, 1902, at Gould, she was a daughter of the lae Johnny and Betty Smith Dixon. She wa preceded in death by her husband, Elisha Hill who died April 30, 1969. She was a member of New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her sister, Iola Isby of Chicago, Ill. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 25 at New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with Harry Mays, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery by P.K. Miller Mortuary.

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LEWIS OWEN HILL - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 20, 2000 Lewis Owen Hill, 88, of Star City, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, December 14, 2000, at his nephews home in Star City. Born November 16, 1912, in Lawrenceville, Illinois, to the late Alvin Edward and Ola Mae Greer Hill. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Pine Bluff. He was a retired movie operator and electrician for Commonwealth Theaters. Survivors include a sister, Olga Ruth Brockman of Star City; a nephew, Lewis E. Brockman of Star City; and numerous great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Hill and a brother, Lonnie Olan Hill. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 18 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Pine Bluff. Burial was in Bellwood Cemetery at Pine Bluff by Griffin Funeral Services at Star City.

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VERDIA HILL (3-31-1922 / 4-11-2000) Verdia Lee Hill, 78, of White Hall, died April 11, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born March 31, 1922, at Grady, a son of the late Verdia L. Hill and Blanche Gray Hill. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church of Pine Bluff. Survivors include a brother, Jesse A. Hill of Sheridan, Texas; three sisters, Martha Harrison and Ruth Nobles, both of Star City, and Nell Weatherford of White Hall. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Star City with Dr. John Akers and Charles Cantwell officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Griffin Funeral Service at Star City. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.

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TIMOTHY HOLIMAN Timothy "Tim" Lonzo Holiman, 46, of Gould, died April 10, 2000, at his home. He was born July 31, 1953, at Pine Bluff, a son the late Cheetel Cleat Holiman and Winnie Fern Wallace Holiman. He was a truck driver and a member of First Baptist Church at Gould. Survivors include his wife, Tracie M. Holiman; a son, Timothy Blake Holiman of Gould; two brothers, Patrick Carpenter of Little Rock and Bill Burrow of Jacksonville; and a sister, Donna McKinzie of Dumas. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church at Gould with the Revs. Al Green and Steven Tiner officiating. Burial will be in Dark Corner Cemetery at Gould by Griffin Funeral Home at Dumas. Memorials may be made to C.A.R.T.I. at Little Rock. Rev. Tim Bowlby officiating. Burial will be in Dark Corner Cemetery at Dumas.

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ORA HOLT (1/12/1930-4/3/2000) Ora Lee Reynolds Blundell Holt, 70, of Star City, died April 3, 2000, at her home. She was born January 12, 1930, at Griffith Springs (Lincoln County), a daughter of the late Frank Reynolds and Francis Bolen Reynolds. She was a retired factory worker from Brown Manufacturing. She was also a Baptist. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Leroy Reynolds, Nolan Reynolds, Lenford Reynolds and Oscar Reynolds; and four sisters, Clare McGriff, Ola Davis, Lenall Phillips and Martha Ingram. Survivors include four sons, Lee Blundell, Wayne Blundell, Robert Blundell, all of Star City, and Joseph Holt of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Brenda Casey and Sandy Devers, both of Star City; a brother, George Reynolds of Pine Bluff; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southside Baptist Church at Star City with Allen Haygood officiating. Burial will be in Old Owen Cemetery near Griffith Springs by Griffin Funeral Home of Star City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wed., April 27, 2005
Marion Donald Hooks, 71, of Gould, died Sat., April 23, 2005, at his home. He was born September 27, 1933, a son of Leslie William of Gould, and the late Martha A. Rackley Hooks. He retired from the military, having served in both the Army and Marines. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a Baptist. Other survivors include a brother, Alvis Hooks of Dumas. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2005, in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Gregory officiating. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service of Dumas.

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JAMES HOPKINS, 1878 / November 15, 1926 Ark. Gazette, November 17, 1926. Tillar: Novemer 16-James Hopkins, age 40, Winchester Timberman, was drowned about midnight last night, three miles south of Tillar when an automobile in which he was riding overturned into a ditch and pinned him down in about eight inches of water. The accident occurred on what is known as "Dead Man's Curve." LaFayette McGana, who has only one leg, was driving the car and a negro was riding in the front seat with him. When the car overturned, these two escaped, but Hopkins, who was riding in the rear seat, was caught beneath the wreckage. Passengers on a bus, which passed a few minutes after the accident lifted the wrecked automobile off Hopkins, and an efforts were made to revive him. He is survived by his wife, three sisters, Miss Minnie Hopkins and Mrs. J.D. Heflin, Winchester, and Mrs. J.D. Bailey, Pine Bluff, and one brother, the Rev. W. T. Hopkins, Methodist Pastor of Montrose. Burial will take place at Star City at 1 tomorrow. He was buried in Heflin Cemetery, Star City.

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WILLIAM HUBBELL William Oscar Hubbell, 69, of Grady, died March 17, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born January 10, 1931, at Holly Bin, a son of William Harvey Hubbell and Nettie Naomi Hubbell. He moved from Cardon Bottoms (Yale County) to Grady in 1949, where he was a farmer for 34 years. He retired from the Arkansas Highway Department after working as a security guard for 16 years. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Hubbell. Survivors include his wife, Tiny Mae Ballinger; a son, Jerry Lynn Hubbell of Waterloo, Iowa; two daughters, Brenda K. Ault of White Hall and Joy Marie Hendrix of El Dorado; three brothers, Arley Hubbell of Grady, Bobby Hubbell of Korea, and James Hubbell of Star City; three sisters, Wanda Alexander of Star City, Ruby Allen of Pine Bluff and Louise Young of St. Petersburg, Florida; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hale South Funeral Home with Raymond Reed officiating. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery at Star City. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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JONNIE LEE HUGGINS - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 27, 2000, Page 7 Jonnie Lee Huggins, 53, of Star City, died Friday, December 15, 2000 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. He was born September 25, 1947, at Winchester (Desha County), a son of the late Elijah and Nancy Reams Huggins. He was a member of St. Ollie Baptist Church near Star City. Survivors include his daughter, Arneita Huggins of Topeka, Kansas; four brothers, George Washington of Norman-Columbus, Mo., Samuel Peterson Sr. and Robert Huggins, both of Pine Bluff, and Rainey Huggins of Yorktown (Lincoln County); seven sisters, Mamie Singleton of Chicago, Ill., Golena Henderson and Treasure Reed, both of Pine Bluff, Dorothy Huggins, Linda Brown and Bobbie Whaley all of Little Rock, and Nancy Dailey of Detroit, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 23 at St. Ollie Baptist Church near Star City with the Rev. Melvin Harrison officiating. Burial was in St. Ollie Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.

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RUTH HUMPHREYS Ruth Laverne Humphreys, 60, of Star City, died April 5, 2000, at Star City. She was born July 29, 1939, at Dumas, a daughter of the late Bob Bradley and Josie Poole Bradley. She was a secretary and a member of Dark Corner Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Humphreys; and a sister, Bobbie Sherrill. Survivors include three daughters, Renee Scoggin of Hot Springs, Jo Lynn Burnett of Tyro (Lincoln County), and Sherie Lee Godfrey of California; a brother, Rayford Bradley of Grady; a sister, Sharon Keeter of Memphis; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home at Dumas with the Rev. Tim Bowlby officiating. Burial will be in Dark Corner Cemetery at Dumas.

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JOHN LEE IVESTER - LINCOLN LEDGER, November 8, 2000 John Lee Ivester, 92, of Grady, died Sunday, November 5, 2000, at Trinity Medical Center at Pine Bluff. He was born October 14, 1908, at Russellville, a son of the late Jess Park Ivester and Bertha Vandergaten Ivester. He graduated from Russellville High School and received a degree in chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He served in the US Army in the Chemical Warfare at Australia and New Guinea during World War II. He was employed by the United States Treasury Department as a chemist in the customs division at New Orleans form 1930 to 1942. After World War II he moved to Grady to manage the family farm and later was employed by International Paper Company as a chemist until his retirement in 1973. He was a member of Grady United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was active in local affairs. Survivors include his wife, Margaret DesJardin Ivester, whom he married on July 1, 1929, at Rison; a son, Hermann Ivester of Little Rock; two daughters, Jane Townsend of Pine Bluff and Mary Rider of Anniston, Alabama; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday November 8, at the Grady United Methodist Church with Brother David Ashcroft officiating. Burial was in Grady Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors of Pine Bluff. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Grady United Methodist Church, in care of the Memorial Fund-John Ivester, P.O. Box 267, Grady, Arkansas 71644.

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Eddie D. Jackson - Pine Bluff Commercial, September 1, 2000 Eddie D. Jackson, 18, of Gould, died August 24, 2000, at White County Medical Center at Searcy, victim of a drowning accident. He was born October 12, 1981, at Little Rock, a son of Eddie Jordan of Dermott and Shirley Jackson Green of Gould. He attended Gould High School. Other survivors include two brothers, Kafele Green and Akeem Green, both of Gould; a sister, Francheska Jiles of Wichita Falls, Texas; and his grandparents, Isaac Glover and Betty Glover of Gould. Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Morning Star Church at Gould with the Rev. Jimmy Bynum officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery at Varner in Lincoln County by Washington Funeral Home at Dumas.

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Jack B. Jackson, 79, of Star City, died, April 22, 2000, at his home. He was born October 29, 1920, at Humnoke (Lonoke County), a son of the late Jack and Nellie Jackson. He was reared and received his early education in Humnoke, graduating at Humnoke High School. He attended Arkansas State Teachers College (now the University of Central Arkansas) at Conway. He played professional baseball. In November 1941, he entered the Marine Corps and attended boot camp training at Paris Island, South Carolina. He later attended the Water Supply School, the Engineer Heavy Equipment School and the Royal Australian Heavy Equipment School. In April 1942, his unit was sent to the South Pacific, where he served two tours of foreign service. Overseas three years, he was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and the Presidential Unit Citation. He was discharged from active service in November 1945, at Great Lakes, Illinois. He was a farmer. He had served as president of the C and L Electric Cooperative board and the Lincoln County Farm Bureau. He was a member and past president of the Grady Hunting Club. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Star City. He was preceded in death a son, John Cogbill Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Sallye Jo Cogbill Jackson; a son, Jack B. Jackson II of Star City; a sister, Maudie Bell White of Star City; three grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Graceland Cemetery at Pine Bluff with the Revs. Carness Vaughan and Randy Magar. Burial is being handled by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Washington Street, Star City, Arkansas.

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Death notice: Star City: Mary Floyd Moore Jackson, 67, of Star City, died Friday (12-10-1999) at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City and Burial in Rowell Cemetery in Cleveland County, Arkansas by Griffin Funeral Service, of Star City. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

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AUDLEY FREEMAN JOHNSON
 Mrs. Audley Freeman Johnson, age 95, died Friday, May 4, 2001 at the Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas. Born at Tyro (Lincoln County), March 11, 1906, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Cattie Leota Smith Freeman. She married Derwood Irwin Johnson June 16, 1928.
  Mrs. Johnson was the last living member of the 1926 Dumas High School graduating class. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dumas and served as president of the Deborah Sunday School Class until she became disabled. She lived in Lincoln County until after the death of her husband when she moved to Dumas.
  She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson, Brett Johnson. She is survived by two sons, Bobby Johnson and wife Ann of Arkansas City, Pat Johnson and wife Anna of Dumas and one daughter, Peggy Carey and husband Jack of Dumas. She also is survived by one brother, Frank Freeman of Dumas, and two sisters, Maurine Price of Gould and Jane Shalles of Columbus, Mississippi. Surviving her are six grandchildren, Sancy Courson, Betsy Orr, John Ogles, Niakki Donaldson, Julie Johnson and Shawn Johnson, and 10 great grandchildren.
  Funeral services were Sunday May 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Dumas with Brother Ross Woodbury and Brother Steve Tiner officiating. Burial was in Dark Corner Cemetery in Lincoln County by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.
  Pallbearers were grandsons and great grandsons: John Ogles, Shawn Johnson, Brent Orr, Shane Orr, Josh Courson, Chris Courson, Matt Courson, Bryan Field, and Ronnie Donaldson.
  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Dumas or to the Smyrna Baptist Church (c/o Mary Norris, HC66, Box 228, Dumas, Ar 71639).

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Lincoln Ledger, Wed., March 23, 2005
BETTY JEAN JOHNSON, 79, of Pine Bluff, died Sat., March 19, 2005, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 12, 1925, at Star City, a daughter of the late Eli Grumbles and Vada Whitten Grumbles. She was reared at Star City and was a graduate of Star City High School. She worked as a food clerk for Safeway grocery for 20 years. She was a Baptist She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Johnson; and two sisters, Shirley Harris and Lucille Donaldson. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Jean Elliott of Pine Bluff and Nancy Ann O'Briant of Benton; a sister, Dorothy Carter of Jackson, Miss.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Mon., March 21, 2005, at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Akers officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cem. by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.

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ELMOND CLAYTON JOHNSON. (9-11-1907 / 2-3-1964) Star City: Elmond Clayton Johnson, 55 of Star City, was killed yesterday when a blowout on his gravel truck caused the vehicle to crash into a ditch beside Highway 81 just south of Star City. State Trooper, Bob Cockman, said gravel poured into the cab and crushed Johnson. Johnson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Johnson; six daughters, Mrs. Esther Marden of Pine Bluff, Mrs. Dorothy White of Warren, Mrs. Joe T. Wynn of Star City, Mrs. Bobby Johnson of Dumas, Mrs. Dick Pitt of Little Rock and Mrs. Rober Harper of Atlanta; his mother, Mrs. Frances Johnson of Star City; two brothers, Lester Johnson of Malden, Missouri, and Ottis Johnson of Winter Haven, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. R. G. Mann and Mrs. Charlie Brown, both of Pine Bluff, and 14 grandchildren. The funeral will be announced by Buie Funeral Home of Star City. Note: Burial was in Palmyra Cemetery, Lincoln County, Arkansas.

Top Pine Bluff Commercial, May 17, 1998 LENA JOHNSON Lena Ozell Dorsett Johnson, 85, of Pine Bluff, died May l6, 1998, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born October 30, 1912, at Star City, she was a daughter of the late Joe A. Petty and Laura McGriff Petty. She was reared and received her early education in Feenyville. She moved to the Pine Bluff area in 1962 and has been a resident ever since. She retired in 1976 from the Ben Pearson Company with 23 years service in the archery department. She was a member of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church and the ladies auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4455. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Otha Blasingame in l96l, James Dorsett in l985, and Edgar Johnson in 1994; a son, Wilbur Blasingame; a daughter, Vernell Blasingame; two brothers, William and Denzel Petty; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. Survivors include a sister, Lavetra Boren of Pine Bluff; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with the Rev. Bob Oden and the Rev. Bryan McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Star City.

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Wayne Johnston - Pine Bluff Commercial 7-27-2000 Wayne "Skeeter" Johnston, 17, of Star City, died July 24, 2000, from injuries received in a vehicle accident in Saline County. He was born December 19,1982, in Bangor, Maine, a son of Wayne Johnston of Woodward, Oklahoma, and Lori Tucker of Star City. He was a senior at Star City High School, a member of the Star City Bulldog football team and president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Star City. Other survivors include a sister, Tessa Libby of Clinton; a stepbrother, Steven Brydon of Westbrook, Maine; three stepsisters, Melissa Tucker of Leesville, Louisiana, Pam Tucker of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Rhonda Brydon Woodward; paternal grandparents, Keith Shaw and Patricia Shaw of Monson, Maine, and Paul Johnston and Ruth Johnston of Coorham, Maine; maternal grandparents, Guy Libby and Diana Libby of Parkman, Maine; his stepfather, Stephen Tucker of Star City; and stepmother, Debbie Johnston of Woodward. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Star City with Carness Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in Leek Cemetery at Star City by Griffin Funeral Service at Star City. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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ISABEL JONES (1/22/1918-3/21/2000) Isabel Palmer Jones, 82, of Star City, died March 21, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born January 22, 1918, at Moulton, Iowa, a daughter of the late James Edwin Palmer and Eva Ditmars Palmer. She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of Selma Primitive Baptist Church at Selma. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl C. Jones; a son, Cecil Donald Jones; two daughters, Margaret Faye Jones and Joann Clark, and four grandchildren. Survivors include, a son, Tommy L. Jones of Monticello; three daughters, Nettie Graham and Ava McGehee, both of Star City and Betty King of Lake Village; three sisters, Ava Miller of Kansas City, Missouri, Velma Ragan of Doniphan, Missouri, and Lou Ella Hoffman of Harlington, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will 2 p.m. Friday at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church near Star City. Burial will be in Holly Springs Cemetery near Star City. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City.

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MYRTLE JONES (1965 / 6-14-1966) Myrtle Jean Jones, 9 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jones of Route 5, died Saturday. Others surviving are three brothers, Bennie Jones Jr., Daniel L. Jones and David R. Jones, all of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Dorothy A. Jones and Lessie L. Jones, both of Pine Bluff; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones of Modesta, California, and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Shelton of Star City. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Ollie Cemetery at Yorktown, by P.K. Miller Mortuary.

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Travis Keahey Sr. Travis C. Keahey Sr., 88, of Fayetteville, died April 10, 2000, at his home. He was born January 12, 1912, at Garnett (Lincoln County), a son of the late Benjamin Franklin Keahey I and Georgie Leonard Keahey. He graduated from Dumas High School and attended the Monticello A&M (now the University of Arkansas at Monticello) and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He was a 32nd-Degree Mason, member of Lafayette Chapter 7, Royal Arch Masons at Pine Bluff, and a member of the Scottish Rite, York Rite, Knights of the Commandery and a Shriner. He was a self-employed business man, operating a Gulf service station. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Dumas. He was preceded in death by two wives, Noveline Westbrook Keahey and Wanda Walker Keahey; and a grandson. Survivors include three sons, Ben F. Keahey of Fayetteville, Travis C. Keahey Jr. of Placerville, California, and George W. Keahey of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Martha K. Pierce of Springdale and Margaret K. Harrelson of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery by Nelson's Funeral Home at Fayetteville. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church at Dumas or the Desha County Museum Society.

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THOMAS KELLEY (1914 / 1982) Thomas Jefferson Kelley, 67, of Route 6, died Tuesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.   A native of Malvern, he was a son of the late Reverend J.T. and Kumpe Kelley. He served in the Army during World War II and was retired sheet metal worker for Ben Pearson Manufacturing Company. He was a member of Hardin Bapist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lila Cook Kelley; a brother, James L. Kelley of Faith; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Wilkerson, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips and Mrs. Mary Lou Taylor, all of Pine Bluff, and Mrs. Fay Nell Farenelli of McAllen, Texas. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Hale-South Funeral Home by Reverend David Chappell. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery at Star City. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family will be at the home on Route 6.

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MRS. KELLEY (11-12-1909 / 5-27-1980) Published 5-28-2980 Mrs. Virginia Ann Wynn Kelley, 71, of Star City, died Tuesday at Jefferson Hospital. She was a Baptist. Survivors include a brother, Lester Wynn of St. Louis; and six sisters, Mrs. Hazel Hooks of Bryan, Texas, Mrs. Ailene Sims of Centralia, Missouri, Mrs. Frances Smith of McGehee, Mrs. Janice Garcia and Mrs. Lucille Wirsing, both of Ravenden (Randolph County), and Mrs. Maudie Johnson of Hot Springs. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Heflin Cemetery, at Star City by Reverend Bobby Cox, with burial by Griffin Funeral Home of Star City. Note: Virginia, or "Vera" as everyone called her was daughter of Columbus Irvin and Chester Irene Mullikin Wynn. Widow of Ossie McEntire, Andrew Johnson, and George Kelley. Submitted By:[an error occurred while processing this directive] , cousin.

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GLADYS ELIZABETH MARTIN KENDRICK - LINCOLN LEDGER, January 31, 2001, page 9 Gladys Elizabeth Martin Kendrick, 85, of Star City, died Thur., Jan. 25, 2001, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. She was born Oct. 4, 1915 in Pottsville (Pope County), a daughter of the late Ted and Carrie Anthony Martin. She was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church near Star City. She retired from the Levi Strauss Company. Survivors include two sons, Darrell Kendrick of Sheridan and Farrell Kendrick of Star City; a brother, Billy Joe Martin of Little Rock; three sisters, Helen Marie Martin and Theta Joyce Martin, both of Star City and Vivian Elaine McDonald of Little Rock; two grandchildren, Gregory Lee Kendrick and Bobby Shane Kendrick; a great-great grandson, Aaron Tyler Kendrick and seven step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel at Star City with Kevin Weiscarver and Don Borland officiating. Burial was in Trinity Cemetery at Crigler, near Star City.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wed., March 23, 2005
Cecil Levie Knight, 59, of Grady, died Wed., March 23, 2005, at Semper Care Hospital in Pine Bluff. He was born Setp. 5, 1945, at Grady, a son of the late Jesse Knight Sr. and Edna Mae Austin Knight. He was employed by Planters Oil Mill. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at Grady. Survivors include two sons, Deravian Knight of Kansas City, Mo., and Derrick Knight of Monticello; one brother, Robert Knight of Grady; three sisters, Essie Whitfield and Obie Knight, both of Grady, and Georgia Sanders of Pine Bluff; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sat., March 19, 2005, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Key officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Lawn Cem. at Varner, by Brown Funeral Home at Pine Bluff.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Ray Knight, 76, of Cornerville, died Wed., Dec. 29, 2004 at Arkansas Heart Hospital, Little Rock. He was born July 1, 1928, in Bradley County, a son of the late Evans Columbus Knight and Bessie Lee Vickers Knight. He was co-owner and operator of Knight Forestry Service. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Madeline Langford Knight; two sons, Donnie Knight of New Edinburg and Robert Knight of Cornerville; two daughters, Elizabeth Lib Rauls of Woodlawn and Stacey Pennington of Monticello; one brother, Ollie Knight of Monticello; on sister, Cecile Guess of Warren; seven grandchidren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 2, 2005 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello with the Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial was in New Edinburg Cem. in Cleveland Co., Arkansas.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wed. March 23, 2005
Mitchell Leroy Lane, 42, of Gould, died Saturfday, March 12, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1962, at Gould, a son of Ethel Brassfield of Gould and the late Joe Lane Sr. He was a construction worker. Other survivors include two sons, Mitchell Lane Jr. of Pine Bluff, and Antonio Lane of Fayetteville; one daughter Lakendra Lane of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Edward Lane of Gould and Joe Lane Jr of Dover, NJ; and two sisters Bonnetta Williams of Gould and Sandra Gibson of Lawton, Oklahoma. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Sat., March 19, 2005, at Gould High School Gym. Burial was Lincoln Memorial Lawn Cem., at Varner by David Strickland Funeral home of Dermott.

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Ruby Mae Deweese Lee - LINCOLN LEDGER, JANUARY 10,2001, PAGE 9 Ruby Mae Deweese Lee, 88, of Star City, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 at Gardner Nursing Home at Star City. She was born July 8, 1912, at Star City, a daughter of the late Will and Alice Ludlam Deweese. She was a member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Glendale and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaines Lee, and a daughter. Survivors include two sons, Brother Hershell Lee of Foreman (Little River County), and Richard “Dutch” Lee of Plano, Tx.; a sister, Ann Deweese Cowell of Aloha, Oregon; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel with J.W. Kesner officiating. Burial was in Butler/Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Star City. Pallbearers were Lannie Ray Meeks, Ronald Meeks, Jerry Ratterree and Jeff Ratterree.

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MELBA CATLEDGE HELMS LENOX - LINCOLN LEDGER, December 27, 2000, page 7 Melba Catledge Helms Lenox, 85, of Glendale, near Star City, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 200 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 26, 1915, at Akerman, Miss., a daughter of the late Harvey H. and Julya Stacy Catledge. She was reared and educated at Greenville, Miss and Memphis. She was married to James Anderson Helms on July 3, 1936. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Myra Catledge and a brother Harvey H. Catledge, Jr. She moved to California in 1942 where she worked in the computing department at the Douglas Aircraft Company. While there, she became a life member of Parent Teacher Association and was active in her son’s scouting activities, serving as den mother for seven years and as secretary/treasurer of the organization at Woodland Hills, California.  She received the first ever commendation given to a woman by the Boy Scouts of America. She was a former member of the Order of Amaranth and had an operetta written and performed in honor of her community service.  Upon her retirement in 1976, she and her husband moved to Glendale. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Star City. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and crocheting. Survivors include her husband, Alfred John Lenox Sr. to whom she was married on June 16, 1962; two sons, James R. “Skip” Helms of Westlake Village, Calif., and Kenneth Stacy Helms of Salt Lake City, Utah; three stepsons, Alfred Lenox, Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., Rodney Lenox of Canoga Park, Calif., and Brian Lenox of Camarillo, Calif.; a step-daughter, Ann Edwards of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, H.M. Catledge of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Mabel C. Baum of Greenville, Miss. And Ann C. “Boots” Monie of Vicksburg, Miss.; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements will be handled by Charles E. Fuller Funeral Company at Pine Bluff. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8584, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wed., April 27, 2005
John Carleton Leonard, 71, of Tyro, died Saturday at Baptist Medical Center at Little Rock. He was born Feb. 25, 1934, at Star City, a son of the late John Troy Leonard and Leona Carleton Leonard. He was a retired paint contractor. He was a member of Anderson Chapel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and adult men's Sunday School teacher. He was past master of Omega Lodge 547, Past President of the Southeast Shrine Club, KHHC, 32nd degree Mason, past high priest of Royal Arch Mason Chapter 155 and past patron of the Order of Easter Star Chapter 393. He served as justice of peace in Lincoln County for 10 years. In Oct., 2004, he received the honorary Pillars of Solomon award from Omega Lodge 547. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carol Lowry Leonard; three daughters, Jackie McGough of Tyro, Judy Calhoun and husband Jay of Star City, and Jeri Farahough and Husband Davey of Wells Bayou; two brothers, Ray Leonard and wife Joan of Tyro and Jim Leonard and wife Gilda of Cabot; two sisters, Barbara Williams and Husband Ben and Martha Clark and husband Pat, both of Dumas; five grandchildren, Chad Calhoun and wife Stacie of Little Rock, Jacey Calhoun, Mary Kate Sullivan, Lauren and John David Farabough; twenty six nieces and nephews; and a host of beloved friends. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Anderson Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Steven Tiner and Walter Gilbreath officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites was in Tyro Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home in Dumas. Memorials (in lieu of flowers) may be made to the Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital, Anderson Chapel Baptist Church or the Tyro Cemetery Association.

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Tracy Lamar Lewis - LINCOLN LEDGER, November 29, 2000 Tracy Lamar Lewis, 21, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, Novmeber 18, 2000, at his home from injuiries received in a shooting. He was born November 25, 1978, at Pine Bluff, a son of Lettie Montgomery Lewis and Willie L. Lewis, both of Pine Bluff. He attended Pine Bluff High School and the Alexander VoTech where he studied to be a brick Mason. He was a construction laborer. Other survivors include a daughter, Rayvianna Lewis of Pine Bluff; three brothers, Marcus Lewis, Carlos Buie and Julius Buie, all of Pine Bluff; a sister, Leslie Poole Montgomery of Pine Bluff; his grandparents, Lula Ashley of Grady, Spencer Montgomery of Homestead, Florida, and Freddie Fonville of St. Louis. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2000 at Watson District Headquarters at Mitchellville (Desha County). Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery at Varner (Lincoln County), by Washington Funeral Home of Dumas.

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MRS. CORINE LINSY Mrs. Corine Linsy of Terry (sic Tarry) died Tuesday (6-5-1960) in a Little Rock hospital. Survivors include her husband, N.H. Linsy; six sons, T.C. Linsy of Milwaukee, Wis., A.C. Linsy of Richmond, Cal., J.C. Linsy, U.S. Air Force, and J.R., C.D., and A.C. Linsy of Tarry; seven daughters, Emma Jean, Sherlie Dean, Loyce, Rubye Jewel, Sandra Kay, Marlyn Kay, and Marie Linsy of Tarry; two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Emma Allen of Yorktown, Ark.; two brothers, Elijah Fillyaw and Mr. Johnnie Fillyaw of Humnoke.   Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem No. 2 in Tarry. Burial will be in Bethlehem No. 2 Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home.

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Isophene Luster She was born February 16, 1939, at Moscow, a daughter of Fedosia Allen Thornton of Star City and the late Joe Thornton Sr.   She was a member of Daniel Chapel Baptist Church at Moscow. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alliston Luster Sr. Other survivors include nine sons, Claudell Turner Jr. of St. Louis, Darrough Thornton, Bobby Luster, Marcus Luster and Rickey Luster, all of Tarry, Alliston Luster Jr., Elton Luster and Felton Luster, all of Pine Bluff, and Jerome Luster of Russellville; four daughters, Beverly Smith, Patricia Luster and Sherry Rouse, all of Pine Bluff, and Roslaind York of Tarry; two brothers, Felton Thornton of Pine Bluff and L.M. Thornton of Moscow; three sisters, Maxine Smith of Tarry, Leona Nelson of Chicago and Bessie Scarver of Dumas; and 25 grandchildren.   The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Chapel Baptist Church at Moscow with the Rev. A. Larkin officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery at Moscow by Brown Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be at Route 1 Box 168, at Tarry, Arkansas.

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Norma Jean Drewery Lyons, 72, of 8505 Old Warren Road, died May 28, 200, at Pine Bluff Nursing Home. She was born January 28, 1927, at Rison, a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Cora Miller Drewery. She attended schools at Rison. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Robert Lawson in 1967, Bobby Hinzelman in 1970 and Larry Lyon in 1978; two sons, William Lawson in 1977 and Ronnie Lawson in 1978; and one daughter, Bobbie Lemons in 1995. Survivors include three sons, Wayne Lawson, Rickey Lawson and Danny Lawson, all of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Mary Brown and Pat Hefley, both of Pine Bluff; three brothers, Wilmar Drewery of Searcy, Johnny Drewery of Little Rock and Richard Drewery of California; three sisters, Patsy Hamilton of Little Rock, Shirley Maddox of Star City and Natalie Ratcliff of Pine Bluff; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Drake Cemetery at Star City. Arrangements are by Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall. Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will be at 8505 Old Warren Road. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207.

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LEE MAJORS (1928-1-25-2000) STAR CITY-- Lee Majors, 72, of Star City died Tuesday at his home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Chapel with burial at Cornerville Cemetery near Star City. Visitation is Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Service, Star City.

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December 10, 2004, Pine Bluff Commercial STAR CITY --
Jessie Marvin Manes, 72, of Star City, died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born July 4, 1932, at Hulbert, OK, a son of the late G.W. Manes and Kizzie Mae Reynolds Manes. He was a retired tree surgeon. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by one son, Jessie Manes; three brothers, Jackie Manes, Dub Manes and Loy Manes; four sisters, Agnes Manes, Irene Manes, Frankie Manes and Dorothy Manes; and a grandchild. Survivors include his wife, Esther Socia Manes; seven sons, Doug Manes of Little Rock, Joe Manes, Ronni Manes, Jerry Manes, James Manes, Ben Manes and Randy Manes, all of Star City; two brothers, J.R. Manes of Monticello and Irven Manes of Dumas; one sister, Martha Williams of Dumas; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Drake Cemetery at Star City with Ray Williams officiating. Burial will be by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

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Elaine Matthews 7-18-2000 Elaine Matthews, 69, of 7437 Suburbia Lane, died July 18, 2000, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center at Little Rock. She was born October 30, 1930, at Stuttgart, a daughter of the late George Washington Robertson, and Bernice Stratton Robertson. She graduated from Star City High School. She was a member of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church. A beautician, she owned and operated Elaine's beauty shop for 35 years. She was a resident of Pine Bluff for 45 years. She was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Alfred Matthews, whom she married November 30, 1949, at Monroe, Georgia; a daughter, Melba Shillings of Pine Bluff; a sister, Linda Brockman of Star City; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with the Revs. Steve Butler and Mack Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral directors from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The family requests that memorials be made in the form of contributions to Olive Street Missionary Baptist Church, Investment Club Youth Fund, 1923 0live Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601.

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, AR OBITUARIES MYRTLE MAUNEY Myrtle Gibson Mauney, 88, of Dumas, died May 19, 1998, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born December 16, 1909, at Coleman, (Lincoln County) she was a daughter of the late James Gibson and Julia Strickland. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church near Dumas and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. B. Mauney, and a daughter, Bennie Mauney. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Mauney of Dumas and Cecil Mauney of Malvern; two daughters, Julia Miller and Patsy Mauney, both of Dumas; a sister, Mattie Youngblood of Monticello; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. John Young and Julius Carter officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Springs Cemetery at Coleman. Memorials may be made to Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.

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Billy McCool - Pine Bluff Commercial, July 22, 2000 Billy G. McCool, 70, of Star City, died July 19, 2000, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. He was born on April 16, 1930, in Lincoln County, a son of the late Marshall McCool and Jewel Pearl Jackson McCool. He was a retired brick mason and a member of the Assembly of God at Star City. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was also a member and past commander of American Legion Roy Jason Fish Post 37. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Sherrill of Harrison and Marsha McMahan of Grenada, Mississippi; four sisters, Freddie Blasengame, Christine McCall and Mavis Weast, all from Star City, and Frankie Bland of Pine Bluff; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. today at Griffin Funeral Chapel at Star City with the Rev Kevin Wisecarver officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Yorktown.

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Versie Lee McDonald, 60, of Chicago, formerly of Pine Bluff, died August 2, 2000, at Mount Sinai Hospital at Chicago. She was born June 13, 1940, at Grady, Arkansas, a daughter of Earslene McDonald Wynn of Grady and the late Moses McDonald Sr.  She received her education in Grady Public Schools and later graduated from AM&N College (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.) She was employed as a teacher for many years, serving in several school districts throughout Arkansas and Michigan. Later she moved to Chicago, where she was employed with Soft Sheen Products for 19 years. Other survivors include two sons, Anthony McDonald of Chicago and Kenny McDonald of Grady; four brothers, Walter McDonald and Theodis McDonald, both of Houston, Moses McDonald Jr. and Cleroy Ollison, both of Pine Bluff; a half brother, Willie McDonald of Richmond, Virginia; and a sister, Ruby Lee Riley of Chicago. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Paradise Baptist Church at Grady with the Rev. Sylvester Kearney officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery by P.K. Miller Mortuary at Pine Bluff. Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary. Her body will be at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

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Arkansas Democrat/Gazette July 27, 1992 Myrtle McLemore McFalls, 93, of Star City, widow of Jay K. McFalls, died Saturday. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home. Survivors are four daughters, Kathryn White, Dorothy Steed and Margie Clary, all of Star City, and Betty Radland of Cooksville, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

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Lincoln Ledger June 28, 1979 Palmer A. McFalls, 86, of Star City died Saturday, June 23, 1979 at his home in Star City. A lifelong resident of Lincoln County, he was a retired farmer and cattleman. He was past president of the Lincoln Co. Singing Club, a member of the Democratic Central Committee for 25 years and a Woodsman of the World. Survivors include his wife, Maude Buck McFalls of Star City; six sons, Russell and Robert McFalls of Star City, Thomas and Phillip McFalls of Dumas, Vernon "Skeeter" McFalls of Searcy and John McFalls of East St. Louis, Illinois; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Carter of Star City, Mrs. Bobbie Sue McBryde of Star City and Mrs. Katie Hughes of Benton; a foster son, Jack Brown of Star City, 32 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 25 at the Yorktown Freewill Baptist Church by Rev. Bill Whiteaker and Rev. Ebb White.  Burial was in Leek Cemetery by the Griffin Funeral Home in Star City. Pallbearers were his sons.   Honorary pallbearers were Sim Owens, Judge Gilbert Matthews, A.E. Nobles, Roland Ryall, Oscar McGriff, Martin Tucker, J.R. Best, Sr., Grady Haygood, Holman Trotter, Victor Felley, Bob Stead, Vernon Smith, Victor Smith, Veo Glover, Bill White, Herbert McBryde, Cecil McFalls, Robert McGhee, James Ashcraft, Glyn Carter, Stanton White, Wiley White, Rousseau Matthews, Gerald Steed, Jack Owen, and Billy Bert French.

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RONNIE CURTIS McFALLS - LINCOLN LEDGER, January 31, 2001, page 9 Ronnie Curtis McFalls, 53, of Star City, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Born June 18, 1947 at Pine Bluff, he is a son of Lydia Chaves of Las Vegas, Nevada and the late Curtis McFalls of Star City. He was a member of the Southside Missionary Baptist Church at Star City and a Vietnam veteran of the US Air Force. Other survivors include a daughter, Melissa Branch of Star City; a brother Kenneth McFalls of Monticello; a half-brother, John Kamzo of Monticello; six half-sisters, Diana Babin of Las Vegas, Tammy Reyes of Bronx, New York, Debbie Del-Pilar of Manhattan, New York, Cindy Womble of Pine Bluff, Donna Stacey and Doris Smith, both of Woodlawn; a grandchild, Spencer Branch of Star City; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Star City with Brother Alan Hagood officiating. Arrangements were made by Griffin Funeral Service at Star City.

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Jewel Carter McGee - LINCOLN LEDGER, November 29, 2000 Jewel Mae Carter McGee, 90, of Star City, died Saturday, November 25, 2000 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff. Born September 6, 1910, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Modera Carr Carter. She was a member of the Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in the Little Garnet Community and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Frank McGee of Star City; two daughters, Ruby Brunson and Belva Jean McGee, both of Star City; two sisters, Eleanor Myrick and Lillian Womack, both of Star City; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 27 at Griffin Funeral Service Chapel with Brother J.C. Ptterson and Brother Olen Ward officiating. Burial ws in Holly Springs Cemetery.

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BEATRICE M. MULLIKIN McKINNEY (6-13-1923 / 2-22-1974) see photo Published in Fresno Bee, (California) McKinney, in Fresno, February 22, 1974 Beatrice M. McKinney, Mother of Billy Howard & Gene Allen McKinney, both of San Joaquin, Sister of Carrel D., William F. & Thomas Mullikin & Mildred Turner, all of Arkansas and Winifred Branch of Livermore, Grandmother of Rickie Dee & Penny McKinney, both of Dos Palos. Services Tuesday 10 a.m. Stephens & Bean Chapel. Interment in Fresno Memorial Gardens. Remembrances may be sent to the American Cancer Fund or the San Joaquin Assembly of God Church Building Fund. Note: Preceded in death by son, Leon Perry in 1972. Daughter of Lewis Dee and Amanda Whatley McCoy Mullikin. Submitted by[an error occurred while processing this directive] , cousin. Top

Gene Allen McKinney (2-16-1956 / 3-8-1983) From the Fresno Bee 11-11-1983 Gene Allen McKinney. Memphis, Tn. Services for Gene Allen McKinney 27 will be held at 2 P.M. at Stephens & Bean Funeral Home in Fresno. Burial will be at Fresno Memorial Gardens in Fresno. Mr. McKinney died Tuesday in Memphis, TN. Born in Fresno, Mr. McKinney was a truck driver for American Air Products. He was also an Army and Navy Vet. Surviving are a son, Nicholas Scott of TN and a brother, Billy of Dos Palos. Note: Gene Allen McKinney was son of Howard Charles and Beatrice M. Mullikin McKinney; grandson of Lewis Dee and Amanda Whatley Mullikin; and great grandson of Rufus Kendrick and Ellen Anne Blasengame Mullikin. Submitted by :[an error occurred while processing this directive] , cousin. Top

LEON PERRY McKINNEY (12-2-1953 10-15-1972)Fresno Bee, October 17, 1972, Page D9 McKINNEY, in Coalinga, Oct. 15, 1972, Leon Perry McKinney, son of Mrs. Beatrice McKinney of San Joaquin, step-son of Mrs. Mary McKinney of Arkansas, brother of Billy H. McKinney of Dos Palos, Gene A. McKinney of San Joaquin. Services Thursday 10:00 a.m. Stephens & Bean Chapel, Interment Fresno Memorial Gardens. Note: Leon Perry was son of Howard Charles and Beatrice M. Mullikin McKinney; grandson of Lewis Dee and Amanda W. Mullikin; great grandson of Rufus Kendrick Mullikin. He was a first year college student and was killed in an automobile accident. Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive], cousin.

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Lincoln Ledger, Wed. March 23, 2005
Linda Kay McKnight, 58, of Star City passed away March 21, 2005, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 5, 1946, in Monticello to the late Rev. Earnest "Whoopi" and Dorothy Callhoun. She was an employee of School Apparel. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Tammy Kay Hall. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Charles Wayne McKnight of Star City; one brother, Buddy Calhoun and wife Cathy of Calhoun, La; two sons, Rusty Hall and wife Mary, Sam Hall and wife Georgia, all of Star City; one daughter Dannie McKnight and husband J.J. Proctor of Little Rock; one step-son Greg Reeves and wife Shannon of Star City; one grandson, Steven Hall; four step-grandsons; two step-great-grandsons; three step great-granddaughters; mother in law, Sara Francis Johnson of Star City; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. today, Wed., March 23, 2005, at Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Yorktown. Myron "Bud" Calhoun will officiate.

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JOYCE ANITA FERN McTIGRIT - LINCOLN LEDGER, November 29, 2000 Joyce Anita Fern McTigrit, 63, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Dumas, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She was born March 24, 1937, in Pope County, a daughter of the late Orvil and Ella Florence Ross Freeman. She was a member of the Assemblies of God. She was self-employed as a furniture upholsterer. Survivors include four sons, Danny McTigrit of Coleman, Billy McTigrit of Dumas, Randy McTigrit of Star City and David McTigrit of Naples, Florida; three daughters, Kathy Keeney of Naples, Sandra Robertson of Dumas and Sheila Simpson of Monticello; a brother, Ray Freeman of Russellville; a sister, Sybil McTigrit of Dumas; 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, November 24 at Green Mount Cemetery in Lincoln County, with Brother Dennis Wood officiating. Arrangements were made by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. The family requests memorials take the form of contributions to Arkansas Children’s Hospital at Little Rock.

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HEDRIC HOOVER MILKS - LINCOLN LEDGER, November 8, 2000 Hedric Hoover Milks, 82, of Loraine, Ohio, formerly of Star City, died Wednesday November 1, 2000 at Community Health Partners and Surgical Center West at Loraine. She was born August 3, 1918, at Glendale (Lincoln County), a daughter of the late John and Liza Smith Hoover. She has lived in Loraine since 1947. She was a member of Amherst Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching Cleveland Indians Baseball. She was preceded in death by two sons, Mikel Milks and Ron Milks; and two sisters, Marilyn Hoover and Johnnie Mae Morrison; and a brother, Weaver Hoover. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Therman Franklin Milks of Loraine, Ohio; three sons, Herron F. Milks of Amherst, Ohio, Joe Milks of Oberlin, Ohio and Jim Milks of Wakeman, Ohio; three brothers, Trevor Hoover of Apison, Tennessee, Edward Hoover of Fortuna, California and David Hoover of Norwalk, Ohio; two daughters; Jean DeFilippo of Elyria, Ohio and Rose Benesh of Canton, Georgia; a sister, Glovina Butler of Toledo, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including Alfred “Buddy” Morrison and Mollie Hill, both of Star City and Martha Atkines of Jefferson. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November & at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with Brother James DiFilippo officiating. Burial was in Heflin Cemetery near Star City. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 43099 North Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035-1951

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Published date 1-13-2000 Bobby L. Mitchell, 63 of Redfield died Sunday, Jan 9, 2000. He is survivied by three sons, two daughters, three brothers and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.

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Pine Bluff Commercial, January 21, 2005 CHICAGO -- Chestanner Moore, 84, of Chicago, died Jan. 8 at St. Francis Blue Island. She was born June 6, 1920, at Tarry, Ark., a daughter of the late Adam Lee and Lucille Nelson Lee. She was a retired janitor for Cook County Hospital. She was a Baptist. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius Moore. Survivors include one brother, Robert Lee Cole of Tarry; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home at Pine Bluff with the Rev. G.L. Ford officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery at Tarry. The family will be at the home of Robert Iverson, 5804 W. Mosley St.

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ODIST EDWARD MOORE (8-22-1915 / 8-24-1994) North Little Rock: Odist Edward Moore, 79, of Star City, died August 24, 1994, at Fort Roots Veterans Administration Hospital at North Little Rock. Born August 22, 1915, in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late J. E. Moore and Ethel Mae Moore. He was a free will Baptist and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Survivors include a brother, James Moore of Pine Bluff; and four sisters, Eva Tucker of Star City, Clara Clark and Violet Waters, both of Alexandria, Louisana, and Alva Johnson of Houston. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home of Star City. Burial will be in Leek Cemetery. Submitted by: [an error occurred while processing this directive].

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Pine Bluff Commercial, June 21, 2000 Isaac Morgan, 67, of 2006 South Fox Street, died June 16, 2000, at St.Vincent Infirmary Medical Center at Little Rock. He was born March 9, 1933, at Star City, a son of Nina Clark Morgan of Pine Bluff and the late Elliot Morgan. He served in the Army and was a Methodist. He was a baker for Kroger Bakery. Other survivors include his wife, Inez Aytman Morgan; three sons, Joelee Morgan of Los Angeles, Charles Morgan and Randy Morgan, both of St. Louis; five stepsons, Curtis Washington and George Washington, both of Houston, Larry Washington of Pine Bluff, Lavern Washington of San Francisco and Kenny Ray White of St. Louis; five daughters, Evelyn Shepherd of Pine Bluff, Duwane Edwards and Patricia Morgan, both of Atlanta, Roslyn Russell of Chicago and Phillis Morgan of Washington, D.C.; six stepdaughters, Gloria Evans of Tarry, Jacqueline McCree of Camden, Shelley Denise Kizzine of Houston, Ameder Danzy of Clinton, Mississippi, Delane Edwards of Pine Bluff and Catherine Thompson of Kansas City, Kansas; a brother, J.P. Morgan of Yorktown; four sisters, Joanna Briggs and Marva Moore, both of Little Rock, Ruth McClennon of Dallas and Georgia Holmes of Pine Bluff; 37 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home at Pine Bluff with Craig Banks officiating. Burial will be in Sneed Chapel Cemetery at Yorktown.

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JAMES HALL "BUSTER" MORGAN, 90, of Star City, died Monday at Murphy Health & Rehab in Star City.
He was born May 27, 1914, in Lincoln County to the late James Nathaniel and Alice Catherine Hall Morgan.
He served in the US Navey during World War II and was a retired farmer.
He was a member of the Branchville Masonic Lodge # 256 in Star City, and of the Forest City Masonic Lodge.
He was a member of the Scottish Rites 32nd Degree Mason of the West Memphis Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Emma Morgan of Star City; one daughter, Doris Ann Morgan of Mt. View; two sisters, Jessie Owen and Eula Baugh, both of Star City; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren He was preceded in death by one daughter, Martha Nelson; two sisters, Bessie Moore, and Doris Baugh; and one brother, Mack Morgan.
Funeral services will be held today, Wed., Aug. 4, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel in Star City. Greg Morgan will officiate. Burial will be in Leek Cemetery in Star City.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City.
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BILLY MUCKLEROY (3-17-1925 / 1-16-1939) Published January 18, 1939 Funeral Services for Billy Muckleroy, 12, of Star City, who died at a Dumas Hospital Monday night, after being accidentally shot near his home Saturday night, were held yesterday afternoon at the Star City Presbyterian church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. W. McCain. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery in charge of Holderness-South Mortuary. Billy was shot when a .22 rifle in the hands of a young companion, Perry Hunter, with whom he had been horseback riding, was discharged as young Hunter was dismounting from his horse. The bullet struck Billy, still on his horse, in the hip and ranged upward, causing an injury which resulted in his death Monday night. Note: Son of William Scott and Carrie Ann Raley Muckleroy.

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CLASSIFORD CURTIS MUCKLEROY (6-14-1913 / 9-26-1979) Published in Pine Bluff Commercial, 9-27-1979 Little Rock: Classiford Curtis Muckleroy of Star City, died Wednesday at the Veterans Administration Hospital here. A lifelong resident of Lincoln County, he was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Star City and had served in the armed forces is World War II. Survivors include his wife, Odessa Muckleroy; a brother, Kenneth Muckleroy of Shreveport; and two sisters, Mrs. Ada Owens of Little Rock and Mrs. Ellen Beckett of Arkansas. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Freewill Baptist Church by Reverend Bob Francis and Reverend Carl Chesier. Burial will be in Leek Cemetery at Star City by Griffin Funeral Home of Star City. Pallbearers will be nephews. The family requests that memorials take the form of donations to the Freewill Baptist Church.

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DONALD RAY MUCKLEROY (2-22-1935 / 7-12-1935) Published July 12, 1935 Donald Ray Muckleroy, six-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Muckleroy of Star City, died at the home of his parents at 12:30 o’clock this afternoon after a four day illness with colitis. In addition to his parents he is survived by a sister, Miss Ada Muckleroy. Arrangements for funeral are in charge of Holerness-Thornhill Mortuary and announcements will be made later. Note: The burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Star City, Lincoln County, Arkansas.

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MRS. MUCKLEROY (10-17-1892 / 10-16-1971) Published 10-18-1971, Pine Bluff Commercial. Little Rock: Mrs. Donna Victory Robbins Muckleroy, 79, of Star City, died Saturday at a hospital here. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include two sons, Jerry McFall of Hot Springs and Kenneth Muckleroy of Las Vegas; three daughters, Mrs. Bill Beckett of Little Rock, Mrs. Madie Reeves of Bethany, Missouri, and Mrs. Thelma Segal of Elvins, Missouri; two stepsons, Howard Muckleroy and Classiford Muckleroy, both of Star City; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred Owens of Little Rock; and two sisters, Mrs. Azalene Cook of California and Mrs. Nora Cook of Bismarck. Funeral services were today at United Pentecostal Church by Reverend Bobby Batson and Reverend Donald Atkinson. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery by Buie Funeral Home of Star City. Note: Donna Victory Robbins McFall Muckleroy was wife of William Scott Muckleroy.

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JAMES HOWARD MUCKLEROY (8-23-1910 / 2-28-1978) Published 3-1-1978. James Howard Muckleroy, 67, of Star City, died here Tuesday. He was a retired service station attendant. Survivors include a son, Billy R. of Benton; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou McHugo of Deer Lodge, Montana, and Mrs. Jan Vaughn of Irving, Texas; two brothers, Classiford Muckleroy of Star City and Kenneth Muckleroy of Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Owens and Mrs. Ellen Beckett of Little Rock; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home here by Reverend Gary Thomas. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery near here. Pallbearers were John Etue, Frank Ludlam, Tommy Ludlam, Raymond Rogers, Noel Leach and Burl Brockman. Note: Son of William Scott and Carrie (Cora) Raley Muckleroy.

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JAMES W. MUCKLEROY Published January 21, 1943 in Pine Bluff Commercial. James W. Muckleroy, 59, farmer and saw mill operator, a resident of Lincoln County all his life, died Wednesday night at 7 o’clock at his home in Yorktown, following an illness of pneumonia, lasting about 2 weeks. Mr. Muckleroy who owned and operated a saw mill at Yorktown for the past 15 years was well known throughout this section of the state. He was a member of the Yorktown Baptist Church. In addition to his widow, the former Miss Olga Ellen Scifres, he is survived by eight daughters; the Misses Patricia Ann, Betty Jo, Marcelle, Maxine, Geraldine, Emma Jean, and Iva Muckleroy; all of Yorktown, and Mrs. Oma Hunter of Warren, Ark.; three sons, Jettie, Jeff and Bailey Muckleroy of Yorktown; a sister, Mrs. Mary Mullikin of Oklahoma and other relatives. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon from the Baptist Church in Yorktown. Burial was in the family lot in White Cemetery in charge of Ralph Robinson & Son Mortuary. ***If you have any information on this family, please contact WendyGayle@aol.com Top

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JETTIE MUCKLEROY (9-19-1906 / 9-26-1969) Published in Pine Bluff Commercial,September 27, 1969. Little Rock: Jettie Muckleroy, 63, of Yorktown (Lincoln County), died Thursday in a hospital here. He was a retired farmer. A native of Yorktown, he was a son of the late J.W. and Minnie Russ Muckleroy. Surviving are his stepmother, Mrs. J.W. Muckleroy of Yorktown; a brother, Jeff Muckleroy of Yorktown; a half brother, Joe Muckleroy of Yorktown; a sister, Mrs. Omie Hunter of Mesquite, Texas; seven half sisters, Mrs. Harold Roberts, Mrs. Elton Jones, Mrs. Cecil Yeager and Mrs Ann Felts, all of Pine Bluff, Mrs. Monroe Gober of Ozark, Mrs. Grover Boyd of West Memphis and Mrs. Orvil Lambert of Victoria, Texas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Yorktown Freewill Baptist Church by Reverend Eugene White and Reverend Gene Smith. Burial will be in White Cemetery by Ralph Robinson and Son Mortuary.

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ODESSA MARTIN MUCKLEROY (9-15-1914 / 3-26-1995) Published in Pine Bluff Commercial, 3-28-1995. Odessa Martin Muckleroy, 80, of Star City, died March 26, 1995, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born September 5, 1914, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Kinsler Ray Martin and Estelle O'Neal Martin. She was the widow of Classiford Muckleroy. Survivors include four sisters, Maurine Kirkpatrick of Seattle, Juanita Brockman of Star City, Frances Smock and Kientzene Felice, both of Spokane, Washington. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Randy Scott and Dwayne Roper officiating. Burial will be in Leek Cemetery near Star City by Griffin Funeral Home of Star City.  Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Freewill Baptist Church.

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WILLIAM SCOTT MUCKLEROY (6-29-1874 / 5-27-1966) Published in Pine Bluff Commercial, 5-28-1966 Little Rock: William Scott Muckleroy, 91, of Star City, died here yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bill Beckett. He was a retired millwright. Mr. Muckleroy was born in Mississippi. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Others surviving are his wife, Mrs. Donna Muckleroy of Star City, three sons, Classiford Muckleroy of Star City, Howard Muckleroy of Pine Bluff and Kenneth Muckleroy of Satellite Beach, Florida; another daughter, Mrs. Fred Owens of Little Rock; a stepson, Jerry McFall of Hot Springs; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Madie Reeves of Hot Springs and Mrs. Ben Sagel of Festus, Missouri, 18 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Pentecostal Church of Star City by Reverend Donald Atkinson and Reverend Carl Cheshire. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery by Buie Funeral Home of Star City.

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AMANDA McCOY WHATLEY MULLIKIN (10-17-1899 / 1-31-1948) Published 1-31-1948 Burns she received at her home, 2108 East Barraque, on January 14, today proved fatal to Mrs. Amanda Mullikin, 48, widow of the late Lewis Dee Mullikin. Mrs. Mullikin was burned when her clothing caught fire from an open heater. Taken to Davis Hospital she appeared to be improving until Thursday evening, when her condition took a sudden turn for the worse and she continued to sink until her death at 3:37 a.m. today. Born in DeWitt, October 17, 1899, Mrs. Mullikin was the daughter of the late William and Mary Etta Hammett Whatley. She was educated in DeWitt and Stuttgart, and on December 22, 1919, was married to the late Mr. Mullikin in DeWitt, where the couple made their home for several years. Later they moved to Star City and then to Tarry, coming to Pine Bluff in 1936. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Elbert Branch of Pine Bluff, Miss Mildred Mullikin of the staff of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, and Mrs. H.C. McKinney of Springfield, Missouri; three sons, Carrel Dee Mullikin of Columbia, S.C., Pfc. William F. Mullikin of the U.S. Airforce, stationed at Barksdale Field, La, Tom Arthur Mullikin of Pine Bluff; her mother, Mrs. W.M. Whatley of Humphrey; three brothers, J.D. Whatley of Humphrey, Roy Whatley of Hot Springs and Willie Myatt of Little Rock, and two sisters, Mrs. W.H. Duncan of Hot Springs, and Mrs. Floyd Ward Bell of Reydell. Also surviving are three grandsons, James E. Branch and Bobby Ray Branch of Pine Bluff, and Billy Howard McKinney of Springfield, Missouri, and a granddaughter, Patiricia Ann Mullikin of Columbia, South Carolina. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Robinson & Son Mortuary, and the body will remain in the Mortuary Chapel pending the funeral. Note: Burial was in Heflin Cemetery, Star City, Arkansas.

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ARTHUR JACKSON MULLIKIN (1-31-1900 / 9-9-1949) Published 9-9-1949 Funeral Services for Arthur J. Mullikin, 49, a resident of Pine Bluff and Dew Drop for 32 years, who died Wednesday morning in the Army and Navy hospital in Hot Springs, were held at 10 o'clock this morning from the chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son Mortuary. Services were conducted by Rev. Otto W. Teague, pastor of Lakeside Methodist Church. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery. Note: Graceland is located in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas. He was buried in the Military Section of the Park. Submitted by[an error occurred while processing this directive] , niece.

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Newspaper Notice: Mullikin, Arthur James "AJ", aged 74, passed away January 15, 1994, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He helped found the geological library. We love you and you will be missed. Services were held Tuesday, January 18, 1994, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Obituary of Arthur James Mullikin, as it appeared in the Pine Bluff Commercial, Sunday, January 16, 1994.

ARTHUR JAMES "A.J." MULLIKIN Hot Springs: Arthur James "AJ" Mullikin, 74, of Royal (Garland County) died January 15, 1994 in a local nursing home. Born November 17, 1919 in Pine Bluff, he was a son of the late Arthur Jack Mullikin and Clara Hankins Mullikin. He attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Oklahoma at Norman. He founded the geological log library in Oklahoma City. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in England, Norway and Germany. He was a protestant. Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Ann Randel and Martha Jean Atkins, both of Hot Springs. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff. Burial will be by Hot Springs Funeral Home.

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MRS. BELLE MULLIKIN (11-11-1892 / 2-28-1965) Published 3-1-1965 Mrs. Belle Mullikin, 72, of Star City died Sunday at Jefferson Hospital. Mrs. Mullikin, was born in Lincoln County. She was the daughter of the late Will and Ellen Brookshire Monk. She received her education in the Lincoln County schools. She was a member of the Lone Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Buck Mullikin, Jake Mullikin and Guss Mullikin, all of Star City; three daughters, Mrs. Charlie Newman of Star City, Mrs. Lewis Hall and Mrs. Dennis Scifres, both of Pine Bluff; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles Riley of Pine Bluff; a stepson, R.K. Mullikin, Jr. of Pine Bluff; a brother, Lawrence Monk of Gould; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Johnson of Pine Bluff and Mrs. Emma Pickens of Star City; a half brother, Cleveland Monk of Louisana; two half sisters, Mrs. Lula Gray and Mrs. Nellie Calhoun, both of Louisana; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services wre at 2 p.m. today at the Lone Grove Baptist Church by Reverend Frank Glover and Reverend Ronald Wales. Burial was in Hefllin Cemetery by South Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jay Pickens, Ben Pickens, Bob Hawkins, Roy Newman, and Leon Newman. Submitted by:[an error occurred while processing this directive] , granddaughter.

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BUCK CREED MULLIKIN (2-2-1914 / 4-6-1999) Published in Pine Bluff Commercial, April 8, 1999 see photo Buck C. Mullikin, 85, of Star City, died April 6, 1999, at Beverly Health Care in Star City. He was born February 2, 1914, in Lincoln County, a son of the late Kendrick Mullikin and Belle Monk Mullikin. He was a molder for Standard Brake Shoe Foundry at Pine Bluff. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Mullikin, who died February 15, 1995; five brothers, R.K. Mullikin, Frank Mullikin, Arthur Mullikin, Dee Mullikin, and Guss Mullikin; and three sisters, Chester Wynn, Esther Riley, and Grace Newman. Survivors include a son, John Mullikin of Star City; a daughter, Mary Lou Latourette of Houston; a brother, Jake Mullikin of Star City; two sisters, Margaret Scifres of White Hall, and Gladys Hall of Star City; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Griffin Funeral Service at Star City with Don Borland officiating. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery, Star City. Submitted by:[an error occurred while processing this directive] , niece.

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CARREL DEE MULLIKIN (1-1-1925 / 7-27-1999) Published 7-28-1999 Carrel D. Mullikin, 74, of 1507 Belmont Drive, died July 27, 1999, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born January 1, 1925, at Ladd, a son of the late Lewis Dee Mullikin and Amanda Whatley Mullikin. He was reared and educated at Ladd and at Pine Bluff and attended Pine Bluff Schools. He served as a paratrooper in the Army during World War II. He returned to Pine Bluff and served with the Pine Bluff Police Department. He was also associated with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department for several years. He retired from the International Paper Company in 1984 as a maintenance supervisor and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a Baptist, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Swan Lake Community Center and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Ethel BryantBerry Mullikin, whom he married September 17, 1949, at Benton; three sons, Benjamin F. Berry, Lewis Dee Mullikin, and Carrel Edward Mullikin, all of Pine Bluff; a sister, Mildred Turner of Pine Bluff; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with the Rev. Russell Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6635, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71613, or Broadmoor Baptist Church, 1205 Wisconsin, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71601. The family will be at Benjamin F. Berry's home, 8519 Wildcat Drive. Submitted By:[an error occurred while processing this directive] , cousin.

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Forence MULLIKIN (3-2-1875 / 3-24-1947) Published March 25 1947 Word has been received announcing the death of Mrs. Florence Mullikin, widow of the late Ed Mullikin, former resident of this city, who died Monday morning in Washington, D.C., where she had resided the past seven years. Survivors include one son, two daughters, two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Cook of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Rosa Fullbright of Star City; two brothers, J. L. McEntire and J. A. McEntire of Pine Bluff, and other relatives. The remains are enroute to Pine Bluff and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Robinson and Son Mortuary. Note: Burial was in Bellwood Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas.

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FLORENCE EVELYN ZIELINSKI MULLIKIN (9-28-1924 / 2-15-1995) Published in Pine Bluff Commercial, 2-16-1995 Star City: Florence Mullikin, 70, of Star City, died February 15, 1995, at Star City Nursing Home. Born September 28, 1924, at East St. Louis, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Margaret Waltman and Joseph Zielinski. She was a member of St. Justin Catholic Mission at Star City. Survivors include her husband, Buck Mullikin of Star City; a daughter, Mary Lou Latourette of Spring, Texas; a son, John Mullikin of Star City; a brother, Eddie Zielinski of Belleville, Illinois; two sisters, Regina Starzyk of Belleville and Dorothy Goss of Chicago, and four grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. for today at Griffin Funeral Services at Star City with Don Borland officiating. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery near Star City. Submitted by:[an error occurred while processing this directive] , niece.

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HARVEY A. MULLIKIN (7-31-1896 / 4-2-1925) Published 4-3-1925 Word was received yesterday that Harvey A. Mullikin, aged 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Edward Mullikin, Sr., of Grady, died in Indianapolis, Ind., about noon. The report stated that heart failure was evidently the cause of his sudden death. Harvey Mullikin attended the public schools of Pine Bluff, later attending the Columbia Military School, Columbia, Tennessee. During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant in the medical corps. He is survived by his wife and daughter, Betty Lou, aged five, mother and father; two sisters, Mrs. F.D. Willingham of Pine Bluff, and Mrs. J.W. Hellums of Grady; one brother, W.E. Mullikin, Jr. of McGehee. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Pine Bluff, the Blue Lodge in Masonry at New York City, the Scottish Rite of Topeka, Kansas, and also a member of Abdajiah Shrine Temple, Leavenworth, Kansas. His funeral will be held at the home of his parents in Grady, Sunday afternoon, April 5, at 3:30 o'clock. Note: Burial, Graceland Cemetery, Pine Bluff. Submitted by[an error occurred while processing this directive] , cousin.

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LEWIS DEE MULLIKIN (7-4-1897 / 9-4-1944) Published 9-6-1944 see photo Funeral services for Lewis Dee Mullikin, 47, resident of Pine Bluff for the past 24 years, who died Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence on Rt. 5, east of the city, will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the chapel of the Ralph Robinson & Son Mortuary. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Charles W. Finch, pastor of Lee Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will be in Heflin Cemetery at Star City at 1 o'clock with services in charge of Rev. J.W. McCain, retired Presbyterian Minister. Active pallbearers will be: Jimmy McEntire of Ladd, Horace Jones of Ladd, C.L. Reynolds, Paul Reynolds, Tom Douthitt, Ralph Medlock, Fred Todd, Horace Dougan and Aldo Turchi. Honorary pallbearers will be George Newman, Pink Harris, Bill Davis, Clarence Johnson, Bob Tucker, Walter White, Tebo Cogbill and Jimmy Cogbill, all of Star City, and R.I. Riley of Pine Bluff. The remains of Mr. Mullikin will remain in the parlor of the Ralph Robinson & Son Mortuary. Note: Wife, Amanda McCoy Whatley Mullikin. Married 12-22-1918 Survivors not listed in obituary: Daughters, Winifred Annie, Beatrice Murrel, and Mildred Irene; sons, Carrel Dee Mullikin, William Floyd Mullikin, and Tom Arthur Mullikin. Sisters, Esther O. Mullikin Riley, Gladys Mullikin Hall, Grace Mullikin Newman, Margaret Ellen Mullikin; brothers, Arthur Jackson Mullikin, Buck Creed Mullikin, Guss Collins Mullikin, Jake William Mullikin, and R.K. Mullikin, Jr. He was son of R.K. Mullikin Sr. and the late Ellen Anne "Annie" Blasengame Mullikin.

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Mary E. MULLIKIN (Nee MUCKLEROY), 81, passed away Saturday. Survived by: two sons: William A. and J. D.; 4 daughters: Lera HARRIS, Evadell KELLY, June AVILLA, and Virginia Van KLEER; grandson Frank NEELY; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Service 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tulsa Whisenhunt Chapel. Interment Memorial Park. Dated Jan. 16, 1971. (all but the youngest child , Virginia was born in Star City)  Mamaw was born April 17, 1889 in Feenyville, Star City, Arkansas and passed away January 17, 1971 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma; buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa. Submitted by: Wendy Gayle Walkup-Barry - great-granddaughter

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Rufus K. MULLIKIN (4-13-1907 / 3-13-1986) Published 3-14-1986 see photo Rufus K. Mullikin, Jr., 78, of Star City, a retired mechanic and auto body worker, died Thursday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born near Star City, he was a son of Kendrick and Annie Blasengame Mullikin. Survivors include his wife, Abbie J. DysonMullikin; two step-daughters, Eloise Cook of Star City, and Betty Jean Newkirk of West Helena; three sisters, Grace Newman and Gladys Hall, both of Star City, and Margaret E. Scifres of White Hall; two brothers, Buck Mullikin and Jake Mullikin, both of Star City. His funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery near Star City. Pallbearers will be Orville Cook, Gene Ray Cook, Ray Mullikin, Robert Hall, Jimmie Scifres and Stark Newman. Submitted by[an error occurred while processing this directive] , niece.

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R.K. MULLIKIN (10-16-1869 / 10-23-1947) Published 10-24-1947 R.K. Mullikin, aged 78, a retired farmer and long time resident of Lincoln county, died at his home near Star City yesterday at 3 p.m. after a lingering illness. Mr. Mullikin was born in Mississippi October 16, 1869, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. E.A. Mullikin, natives of Mississippi. He attended the public schools of Mississippi, moving to Arkansas 60 years ago from Texas to make his home at Star City where he has resided since. He was a member of the Lone Grove Baptist Church. Other than his widow, the former Miss Belle Monk, to whom he was married in 1911 at Star City, he leaves five sons, Arthur Mullikin, R.K. Mullikin, and Jake Mullikin, of Pine Bluff; Buck Mullikin of East St. Louis, Ill., and Gus Mullikin of Star City, and four daughters, Mrs. Charles Riley of Pine Bluff, Mrs. Lewis Hall and Mrs. Dennis Scifres of Star City, and Mrs. Charlie Newman of Pine Bluff. Graveside funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Frank Glover, Baptist Minister from Glendale. Active pallbearers will be Roy Tucker, Weslie Harper, Ernest Harper, Herman Bridges, Dock Raley, and Clarence Moran. Honorary pallbearers will be Virge Raley, Joe Harper, R.L. Fish, W.E. Davis, Elex Petty and Arthur Case. Burial will be in Heflin Cemetery in Charge of the South Funeral Home. Note: R.K. is initials for Rufus Kendrick, Mrs. Riley is Esther O., Mrs. Scifres is Margaret Ellen, Mrs. Hall is Gladys I., Mrs. Newman is Grace M. R.K.'s first wife was Ellen Anne "Annie" Blasengame Mullikin who died in 1907. Submitted by[an error occurred while processing this directive] , granddaughter.

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WILLIAM EDWARD MULLIKIN (6-13-1866 / 7-17-1926) Published 7-18-1926 William Edward Mullikin, aged 60, for many years a prominent merchant of Pine Bluff, died at the Davis Hospital yesterday afternoon after having been ill for two years. Although he had been in ill health for a long time, Mr. Mullikin's condition did not become critical until three years (sic. days) ago when he was removed to the hospital. Mr. Mullikin came to Pine Bluff about 25 years ago from Lincoln County and engaged in the mercantile business at Fourth and Main, on the corner now occupied by Kress and Company. Later he retired from business and moved to Helena where he engaged in business for a number of years. From Helena he moved to Grady where he was in business until about two months ago when he moved to Watson Chapel and opened a drug store. Surviving him are his widow, three children; Mrs. F. D. Willingham of Pine Bluff, Mrs. J. W. Hellums of Sherrill; and W.E. Mullikin, Jr. of McGehee. His body has been removed to the H.A. McEntire home, 1203 Main Street where it will lie in state this morning. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Christian Church, conducted by Rev. H.A. Blake, pastor, who will be assisted by Rev. Frank Thompson of North Little Rock. Honorary pallbearers will be as follows: Ed Russell, E.W. Freeman, Dr. B.D. Luck, Dr. O.G. Blackwell, W.M. Toney, Hinton Ferguson, C.E. Wood, Grady, and Joe Gray. Active pallbearers will be A.E. Pledger, Wiley Roundtree, R.M. Vance, Walter Little, J.H. Evans, Watson Chapel; D.A. Bittnger and D.H. Goggins of Grady, and Joe Clemmons. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of H.J. Holderness. Note: His widow, name not listed in obituary, was Mrs. Florence McEntire Mullikin. Submitted by[an error occurred while processing this directive] , cousin.

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William W. MULLIKIN, 77, died Tuesday. Survivors: wife, Mary; 2 sons: William A. and J. D.; 5 daughters: Lera HARRIS, Marguerite FISHER, Evadell KELLY, June AVILLA, and Virginia Van KLEER; grandson Frank NEELY; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Tulsa- Whisenhunt Chapel, burial Memorial Park. Dated November 23, 1965. Papaw was born October 30, 1888 in Feeneyville, Star City, Arkansas, Lincoln county and passed away November 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Submitted by: Wendy Gayle Walkup-Barry - great-granddaughter

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Pine Bluff Commercial, Sunday, 1-7-1973
 
Mrs. Lela MURRAY
Mrs. Lela B. Murray, 71, of 102 West 17th Ave., died Saturday morning at home.
She was the widow of William M. Murray, who died here on 8-14-1941.
A daughter of the late William L. andEmma Cunningham Barbre, she was born at Star City, and moved toPine Bluff wit her parents in 1909.
Mrs. Murray attended school in Pine Bluff and was married her to Murray on 6-26-1920..  She was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James Hall and Mrs. H.L. Bryant of Pine Bluff; Calvin H. Barbre of Star City; a sister, Mrs. Alpha Helvey of Pine Bluff; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Mondy, in the chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son Mortuary by Rev. Nick Evans and Paul Magness.  Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery at Star City, by Ralph Robinson.
Pall bearers will be Jesse Harrison, Walter Harrison, Billy Harrison, J>L. Barbre, James Barbre, Alpha Helvey Jr. and Ricky Helvey.
Submitted by Peggy Riley Reichard   preichard@embarqmail.com
 

Pine Bluff Commercial
William "Bill" MURRAY
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from the family home, 102 W. 17th, for William "Bill" Murray, 45, resident of Pine Bluff practically all his life, a well known plumber, and a distingwished veteran of Worl War.  He died at 11 p.m. Thursday in Hope, Ark., following a heart attack.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. R.B. Moore, pastor o Lakeside Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Hickory Grove cemetery in charge of Ralph Robinson andson Mortuary.
 
Please note.  The date on the tombstone is listed as 1941 and Should be 8-14-1940

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