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Frank L. “Buddy” Thornhill, Jr. 1938 – 2016 (my beloved father)

Obituary for Mr. Frank L. Thornhill, Jr. Frank L. Thornhill, Jr., 77, of Pine Bluff, passed away Monday, Febraury 29, 2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Mr. Thornhill was born August 16, 1938, in Pine Bluff, son of the late Frank L. Thornhill Sr. and Ruth Dunigan Thornhill. He was reared and received his education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School. He served in the National Guard and the Army Reserve. Mr. Thornhill worked for Cotton Belt Railroad (now Union Pacific) for 38 years. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and the Randolph Hunting…
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Janessa Lawyer Moore 1974 – 2016

Janessa Lawyer Moore, 41, of Searcy, died Wednesday, February 24. She was born April 18, 1974, the daughter of Linda Earles and Michael Lawyer.   Janessa is survived by her parents, Linda Earles of Searcy and Michael Lawyer and wife Martha of Wynne; three sons, Michael Moore and future daughter-in-law, Erinn Tozer and Ian Moore of Searcy and Samuel Moore of Somerville, Tennessee; one daughter Julia Moore of Searcy; one brother, Robert Lawyer and wife Lynnette of Cypress, Texas; one step-brother, Paul David Earles and wife Patricia of Clarksville, Tennessee; two step-sisters, Rachel Earles Cates of Clarksville, Tennessee and Lesley Paddock…
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Naomi Harkins 1944 – 2016

Naomi Lee Harkins, 71, of Monticello, AR passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Pine Bluff, AR. She was born in Pine Bluff, AR on November 27, 1944 to the late Harvey and Ethel Parker Kendrick. Naomi was a graduate of Star City High School. She worked as a Billing Clerk for the City of Dermott for over 10 years and was an Avon Representative for over 30 years. She loved flowers and enjoyed dancing. Naomi was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Dermott, AR. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ed…
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Ronald Lee Bergman 1942 – 2016

Obituary for Ronald Lee Bergman BERGMAN, Ronald Lee 73, formerly of Vandalia, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Born on February 23, 1942 in Dayton, OH, he was the son of the late Henry and Frances (Winner) Bergman. A 1960 graduate of Chaminade High School, he attended The University of Dayton before embarking on a 23-year career with The Rouse Company where he served as Group Vice President, managing the Salem Mall, in addition to five other malls in the US and Canada. He served for nine years on the Board of Trustees for the Maria Joseph Living Care Center and…
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Valerie Michelle Harkins 1968 – 2015

Valerie Michelle Harkins, 46, of Pine Bluff, died Friday, December 4, 2015. She was born December 8, 1968 in Pine Bluff, daughter of Billy and Janine Boinville Harkins. She graduated from White Hall High School in 1987. She was preceded in death by her father; grandparents, Bill and Margaret Harkins, Constant and Lea Boinville; uncles, Johnny, Gary and Tom Harkins, John Heuston, Don Scifres and Claude Boinville; aunt, Phyllis Harkins. Survivors include her mother, Janine; aunts, Margaret Heuston, Essie Irwin (Bruce), Betty Scifres, Naomi Harkins, Mireille Boinville (France); and several cousins and friends. Graveside services are Monday, December 7th at…
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John Charles Heuston 1936 – 2015

John Charles Heuston, 79, died on the 23rd day of September 2015, in Little Rock, Arkansas. John was born on April 30, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Charles Herbert Heuston and Essie Wright Heuston. Though he grew up in Little Rock, his fondest memories were of hunting and fishing around his grandparents’ farm in Scottsville, Arkansas. This experience engendered a lifelong love of the outdoors and the state of Arkansas. John Heuston graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1954 and continued his education at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO where he received a degree…
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Shelley Ann (Heard) McClanahan 1953 – 2015

Shelley Anne Heard McClanahan, 63, of New Orleans, passed away on Monday, February 9,2015 at The Crossing in Baton Rouge, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Shelley was born on February 19, 1953 to Jules Bernard Heard and Margaret Beryl Cuccia Heard. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a graduate of St. Anthony of Padua, Mount Carmel Academy, and LSU School of Nursing. She is survived by her husband, Ray Ardell McClanahan, and her daughter, Meghan Ardell McClanahan, brother, Daniel B. Heard. She is preceded in death by her father, Jules Bernard Heard, mother, Margaret Beryl Heard…
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Christopher Keith Stone 1980 – 2011 (my baby brother)

Birth: Jan. 23, 1980 Death: Apr. 10, 2011 CHRISTOPHER STONE Obituary Christopher Keith Stone, 31, of Texarkana, TX, died Sunday, April 10, 2011, in a local hospital. He was born January 23, 1980, in Hope, AR. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shelia Stone. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Stone; two sons, Joshua Keith Biddle and William Stout; his father, Rickey Stone; one brother and sister-in-law, Rickey Jr. and Leigh Ann Stone; one sister, Elizabeth Thornhill; a special friend, Mandi Riggs; and a number of other relatives. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 Wednesday, April…
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Shelia Gay Lamb Stone 1957-2009

Birth: Jun. 18, 1957 Prescott Nevada County Arkansas, USA Death: Apr. 28, 2009 Texarkana Bowie County Texas, USA SHELIA LAMB STONE Shelia Lamb Stone, 51, of Texarkana, Ark., died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in Texarkana. Mrs. Stone was born June 18, 1957, in Prescott, Ark. She was a Baptist. Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Thornhill of North Little Rock; two sons, Rickey Stone Jr. and Keith Stone of Texarkana; three brothers, Charles Lamb of Brazoria, Texas, Doss Lamb of DeKalb, Texas, and Kevin Smith of Texarkana; four sisters, Fran Sikes of Breckenridge, Texas, Libby Sevier and Betty Welsh of Texarkana…
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Experiences With Death – February 28, 2015

Death and loss is something that I have grown to be experienced with over my 41 years in life.  I have lost numerous relatives to terminal illnesses.  I was expecting these deaths to occur and I had plenty of time to prepare myself for the loss and to speak any words that I wanted/needed these people to know before they passed.  There have only been a few deaths that were really surprising to me. First and foremost, one of the first and most traumatic experiences I've had with death occurred when I was in high school.  I believe it was…
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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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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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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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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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