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Memorials- Those We Have Loved and Lost

In Memory of Chris Nevener 1968 – 2015

Obituary for Wendell Christopher Nevener Wendell Christopher Nevener, 46, of Little Rock, died Saturday, January 10, 2015. He was born January 13, 1968 in Pine Bluff, son of John Nevener and Cynthia Yeager McVay. Chris was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating early from Pine Bluff High School before entering the United States Army. He loved music. After his military service, Chris was CEO of Networking Partners and consulted in information technology for Novell in Germany. He recently moved back to the United States. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Cynthia and Kipper McVay of Jonesboro,…
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In Memory of Jason Seamans 1973 – 2015

Obituary for Mr. Jason Seamans Kenneth Jason Seamans, age 42, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center from complications of a stroke suffered in 2013. Mr. Seamans was born January 4, 1973, in Pine Bluff, a son of Jack and Annette Bell Seamans. Jason was reared and educated in Pine Bluff, where he attended the Pine Bluff schools. He was a lifelong member of Green Meadows Baptist Church and was disabled. Jason was preceded in death by his wife, Kendyl Rector Seamans, whom he married May 4, 2002, in McGehee; two brothers, Randy Keith…
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Mixed Media Art and Journaling

Altered Book Journals

As many of you are aware, art supplies can sometimes be very pricey, and oftentimes we discover that the product we are purchasing is not quite what we would like it to be.  I purchased five different types of journals before I realized that I was just not getting what I wanted. I had inherited some outdated medical textbooks from the hospital where I work.  They were just sitting on the shelf collecting dust, so one day  I took a good look at them trying to decide whether or not they were even worth keeping.  It was at this time…
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Memorials- Those We Have Loved and Lost

Billie Glover 1928-2014

Billie Bradley Glover, age 86, of Clarendon, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Friday, November 28, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Clifton Bradley and Ella Mae Burrough Bradley. Born February 8, 1928 at Warren, she was reared and educated at Woodlawn. Mrs. Glover worked at Dillard’s, and its predecessor Pfeiffer-Blass for 34 years. She was a member of Clarendon Missionary Baptist Church and a former member of First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. She was also preceded in death on April 6, 2014 by her husband, John Ed Glover, whom she married on March 18, 1946;…
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Memorials- Those We Have Loved and Lost

In Memory of Keith Kerr 1973-2014

Keith Kerr, 41, of Webster, Texas, died Sunday, October 12, 2014.  He was born May 6, 1973 in Malvern, Arkansas, son of Mike and Donna Cunningham Kerr. Keith was reared and received his early education in Magnet Cove, Arkansas. After attending Pine Bluff High School for a short time, he returned to Magnet Cove, where he graduated from High School in 1991. He attended Henderson State University. He was the life of any party and taking great joy in making other people laugh. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, boating, shooting at the range, duck hunting and especially spending quality time with…
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Florine Fulton Stone 1919 – 2014

Florine Fulton Stone, 95, of Blevins, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope, AR. She was born March 27, 1919 in Hot Springs, AR to Wallace and Dona McClain Fulton. Florine was a homemaker and a partner in a farming and cattle operation.  She was of the Baptist faith, loved all aspects of country living and she was a wonderfully devoted mother and grandmother. Florine was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Rock, Burl, Dock and Brooks Fulton; one sister: Bonnie Spicer; her husband of 51 years Vernest Stone, and a grandson, Richard A. Bailey. Florine…
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David Akridge 1955 – 2014

David Akridge, age 59, of Little Rock, passed away, Wednesday, August 20, 2014. He was born February 27, 1955 in Toledo, Ohio, a son of Donald Eugene Akridge and Earlene Adams Cheek. David worked thirty seven years at A T & T and was a member of Bigelow Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald Ray Akridge. Survivors include his step father, Ralph Cheek (Grace) of North Carolina; brother, Lonnie Akridge (Katie) of Bigelow; step brother, Gary Cheek (Vicki) of Little Rock; step sister, Dawn Pugh (Randy) of North Carolina; sister in law, Vonda…
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Happy Fourth of July 2014

The 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays. I have many fond memories of 4th's past shooting firecrackers with my father, and then, as I became a teenager, the bigger, and more fun fireworks, with my (now) ex boyfriend and his brother. This year was no exception for me in the department of shooting fireworks. My ex and his wife have a little girl about a year younger than my daughter (now 3) and we thought it would be fun to get together and let the kids play with some sparklers while we grown ups shot the fun…
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Easter

Real Eggs vs. Plastic (dyeable) Eggs

My mother bought three dozen of these new plastic crafting eggs, which are dyeable, this year for Easter.  I'm not sure if any of you who are reading this have tried these, but I really wasn't all that much impressed. Problem #1:  With the real eggs you are supposed to add the dye tablets to vinegar and water, which is  enough liquid to submerge the egg completely (in a coffee cup).  With the plastic dyeables you use one tablet (tiny) to a mere 4 teaspoons of vinegar and no water.  This was just a pain.  Hunter got so frustrated with…
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Memorials- Those We Have Loved and Lost

In Memory of Chad James Lilly

The Story I had the privilege of meeting Chad Lilly during the summer of 2006 when I was invited to go on a study abroad trip to Poland with the Political Science department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock via professor Jacek Lubecki.  I never have been, and never will be, a PoliSci major, but that's a different story altogether. The first time I ever met Chad was in the classroom one evening.  One night per week we were asked to come to class to watch movies that pertained to our upcoming adventure in a far away land.…
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In Memory of Robert L. Newton – 1929-2013

Robert Lee “Bob” Newton, Jr., 83, of Warren, Arkansas died Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Bradley County Medical Center. Newton was a leader in the Arkansas weekly newspaper business most of his life. He was born September 25, 1929 in Little Rock, Arkansas the only child of the late Robert Lee Newton and Lois Bell Hunter Newton. He was a 1947 graduate of Warren High School and a member of the Hendrix College Class of 1951 where he received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science. Newton served as President of the Hendrix Class of 1951 during his junior…
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In Memory of John Ed Glover 1922 – 2014

Retired Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Captain John Ed Glover, age 92, of Clarendon, former long-time resident of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born April 3, 1922 at Randall (Cleveland County), AR, he was a son of the late Frank Glover and Sarah Jane Ward Glover. Mr. Glover served in the United States Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS Mifflin. He also participated in the battle of Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the occupation of Japan. After the war, he served the Arkansas National Guard for three years. For 33 years, he…
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Happy Easter 2014!

In honor of the upcoming Easter holiday, I wanted to write a post to wish all of my family, friends, and visitors to this page a joyous holiday.  Easter has always been one of my favorite, and most fun, holidays, especially now that I have children of my own. Some of my fondest memories of Easter come from when I was a very young child living with my parents on Jonquil Street in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Each year the Easter Bunny would bring me chocolate bunny rabbits, marshmallow chicks, and lots of other goodies to eat.  My mother would also…
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