Dell Smith, 50, of Sherwood internationally known entertainer, born November 3, 1970, graduated to Heaven September 12th, in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Preceded in death by his parents, Bobby and Dorothy Smith, Dell is survived by his wife, Kimberly Armstrong-Smith; his siblings, Fred Nelson, Frieda Womack, Pastor Sonja Lemons, Derrick Smith; Aunts, Ethel Baker, Nettie Smith, and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation walk-through at Bethel AME Church, 600 N Cedar, North Little Rock on Thursday, September 23rd, from 6-7:30 p.m. Celebration of service, Friday, September 24th, 11 a.m. at Greater Second Baptist Church, 5615 Geyer Springs Rd, Little Rock. Limited seating due COVID restrictions. Please Note: Guest must wear a mask throughout the services and follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.
Billy Roy Stubblefield, Sr., age 66, of Little Rock, departed his life on Sunday, September 5, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mildred Stubblefield and brother, Cedric Stubblefield. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Dwinna Stubblefield; children, Billy Roy Stubblefield, Jr. and Iresa Stubblefield; siblings, Beverly Bryant, Reva Mixson, Carl Stubblefield, Mary Stubblefield, Charlie Stubblefield Jr. and Lisa Stubblefield; grandchildren, Adrieyanna Hood, Shaheem Stubblefield, Victoria Stubblefield and Christopher Jones, Jr.; and great grandchild, Immanuel Hood and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation: Monday, 1-1:30 p.m., Service following at 1:30 p.m. at Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.
Myron Leonard Benton Jr., 55, born in Little Rock, died September 3rd, at UAMS. Memorial Services: 11 am, September 8th, Watson Northcrest, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303. Survivors: wife, Anita Johnson Benton; children: Brian & Briana Benton of Stockbridge, GA; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Willis Hooks; siblings: Troylette Benton, Shadwon Hooks, Barbara Alford, Bobby Hooks of Little Rock.
Leslie James Hoof, Sr., 70, of North Little Rock, passed August 23rd. He was employed with Union Pacific Railroad for 38 years, starting in Omaha, NE from October 9, 1969, until he retired in North Little Rock, in 2012. He was a sport fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. He leaves to cherish memories his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Harriett Hoof, 7 children, one brother and sister-in-law residing in Portland, OR; one sister and brother-in-law residing in Omaha, NE; 25 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends. Walk thru viewing: Friday, September 3rd, 1-5 p.m., Watson Northcrest, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303. Service: Saturday, September 4th, 11:00 a.m., McAlmont Church of Christ, 1824 East 46th St., NLR.
Dorothy Mae Perry Rhodes, 89, of
North Little Rock, transitioned on August 14th. She was a member of Greater New Bibleway C.O.G.I.C. Survivors: son, Joe Byrd (Carolyn); eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren. Walk-thru visitation: 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock,
Shelby “Ross” Conley, 66, answered his call from Earth to Glory on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Cato and Mrs. Mary Perry Conley. He leaves to cherish his memory: loving wife, Faye Dokes-Conley; daughter, Tiffany Conley; granddaughter, Alyssa Conley-Toler of Grand Prairie; TX; siblings: brother, Horace Conley of North Little Rock; three sisters,, Ada (Jesse) Gatewood of Little Rock, Rev. Patsy (Andy) Wright, Jr. of Sherwood, Mary Dean Conley of North Little Rock, sister/cousin, Annie Mae (Clifford) Morgan of Little Rock. He was a 1975 graduate of Northeast High School and a lifetime member of Saint Stephen’s Baptist Church, Dixie, North Little Rock. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and the National Guard and he retired from John L McClellan after 35 years. Mr. Conley also was a crossing guard for the North Little Rock School District. Walk through visitation: Thursday, 1:00-5:00 P.M. at Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303. Service will be held Friday, 11:00 A.M. at Samaritan Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 924 E. 14th, North Little Rock. Rev. Bobby Acklin, senior pastor, Dr. Robert Jenkins, eulogist. Final resting place: Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in Sherwood, AR.
Due to Covid, masks are required.
Willie Hamilton, Jr. of North Little Rock, transitioned on Monday, Aug 2nd. Willie was born in Terry, AR on Jan 9, 1957, to Willie Hamilton, Sr. and Dorothy Hamilton (both deceased). Loving memories are left to his wife of 40 years, Grace Hamilton; one son, Bryce Hamilton; daughters, Joslyn Lindsey, Shay Hall and Charisma Lindsey; three grandchildren, three brothers and one sister. Private graveside service: Thursday, August 12th. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.
Laverne Kendrick passed July 28th. She was born March 6, 1944, in Moro, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers (John, William, Dennis & Charles). She leaves to cherish her memory her siblings: brothers, Ivory Mitchell, Kinnie Smith Jr. (Gearldine), Jerry Smith, Larry Smith (Kathy), Jonas Smith (Rosheena), Prince Smith all of Arkansas and Cleveland Smith (Tanya) of North Carolina; sisters, Shirley Lindsey (Richard), Margie Scott, Arnobia Smith, Jewel Gaston, Mable Burl, Janice Osborne, all of Arkansas. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, August 7th, at Faith Temple Full Gospel Deliverance Center, 1920 S. Broadway, Little Rock, AR. Walk-thru visitation is Friday, August 6th, 1-5 p.m. at Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.
Danny Ralph Green, 71, of North Little Rock, Arkansas departed this earth to be with his heavenly father on July 25, 2021. Danny was born on July 26, 1949, to the late Willie Jr. and Evelyn Green. At an early age he joined Bethel A.M.E. Church of North Little Rock, Arkansas. He retired from the City of Little Rock. Loving memories are left to his devoted sister, Wanda “Lorraine” Jerrod, very special great-nieces, Tyriana Green, Aaliyah Jerrod, Laila Jerrod and Selena Jerrod, who he loved with all of his heart; nephews, W. “Roshaun” Green, and Kevin Jerrod and many relatives, friends and co-workers. He is preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Douglas, a brother, Willie Ernest Green Jr., a nephew, Herbert Douglas and his parents. Viewing: July 29, 2021, 1:00-6:00 p.m., Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303. Online guestbook at watsonnorthcrestfuneralhome.com. As a safety precaution, due to the pandemic, the family has decided on a Graveside Service July 30, 2021,
11 a.m. at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, 8507 AR-161, North Little Rock. Special thanks to CareLink caregivers, Ms. Dorothy and Ms. Jacqueline for compassionate and professional care.
Michael Crutchfield was born June 14,1961, to Ronald (preceded him in death) and Irene Crutchfield Brown. He transitioned into eternity due to COVID-19 on July 14, 2021, at Baptist Hospital, North Little Rock. He is survived by his mother, Irene Wesson Crutchfield Brown, and stepfather, James “Buck” Brown, and two siblings: Ronda Crutchfield and June Crutchfield (preceded him in death); niece, Rafanee Herman; nephew, Gavin Herman; great nephew, Honor Herman; and great nieces, Hyro Herman and Harper Wiggins. Michael was born and raised in Hot Springs, AR and graduated Hot Springs High School in 1979. He attended college in Oklahoma City, OK on a music scholarship. He toured Europe with the USO as a drummer. He also played with various bands/artists on various cruise lines. He was truly a musician at heart. Michael lived life to the beat of his own drum. He was always COOL and LOVED his family dearly. Arrangements entrusted to Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock, (501) 812-5303. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Aaron (Shaun) Maxwell, 24, of Dallas, TX, departed on June 26th. He was preceded in death by his mother, Timeko Brock. Survivors: his children, Arianna Maxwell and A'mari Maxwell; father, Earl Maxwell III; siblings, Ebony Maxwell, Le'Andrea Thomas, Earl Maxwell IV, Tavion Smith, Davion Smith, Natasha Feay Dison, D'Angelo Maxwell and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Walk through visitation: Friday, July 9th at 1-6 p.m., Watson Northcrest, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303. Services: Saturday, July 10th at 12 noon, Another Chance Church, 2200 Willow Street, North Little Rock. The family wants to thank you for your Prayers and support during this difficult time.
Karen Muldrow Williams was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas, to parents Calvin and Lucy (Cole)
Muldrow. She graduated from Northeast High in 1971. Karen passed on June 28th . Karen earned a
master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas. One of her proudest accomplishments was helping found the Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS). She attended bible classes held by the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research. Karen was preceded in death by her father, Calvin. She is
survived by her mother, Lucy; daughters, Faith and Myah; and grandchildren, Summer, Farron Jr. and Henry. Services will be held on
Friday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at 202 S. Palm St.,
North Little Rock, AR.
Wanda Moore, 48, of North Little Rock, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, June 22nd. Walk-thru viewing will be held Friday, July 2nd, 1:00-5:00 p.m., Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock.
Robert Hosia Harshaw,Sr., 63, of Jacksonville, AR, departed this life May 24th. Left to cherish his memories: wife, Janie Harshaw; children, Yolanda, Charles, Robert, Jr. and Robbie Harshaw; siblings, Foster, Jr., Miles, and Eddie Harshaw, Gladys Banks, Ethel Lowe, and Sadella James. Walk-thru 1-5 p.m. and Visitation service 5-7 p.m., Monday, June 21st, Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock, (501)812-5303.Graveside: 12 noon, Tuesday, June 22nd, Arkansas Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock.
Leah Ruth Dotson, passed away peacefully on May 21, at Baptist Health in Little Rock, Ark. She was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., on December 2, 1983, to Otis Lee Monk and Eleanor Monk. She was 37 years old, and is survived by her husband, Samuel Dotson Jr., her two daughters, two sons, and a host of family and friends. Walk-thru viewing will be Friday, May 28, from 1-5 p.m., at Watson Northcrest, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303. Service: Saturday, 12 noon, Rock City Harvest Church, 10225 Arkansas 107, Sherwood.
Vincent Leon Duckett, age 64, of Little Rock by way of Little Elm, Texas, transitioned into eternity Monday, May 10th. He graduated from Pershing High School in Detroit, Michigan; and attended Philander Smith College. Vince was Distribution Manager for Figueroa Brothers Specialty Foods. Those preceding Vincent in death include his parents, LeRoy and Dorothy Burns Duckett; siblings, Douglas, Roy, and Karl Duckett; and grandson, DeMarlon King. Among those who will cherish his memories include his loving and devoted wife of fifteen years, Raymonde Esso Duckett; children: Brandon Ralphiel, Vincent Lexington Duckett and Micquelyn Johnson (Darrell Robinson); six grandchildren: one great-grandchild; siblings, Adrianne Duckett Settles, Bart(Lynette) Duckett; Aunt, Thelma Burns Woods, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family, and friends. Family viewing: 12-1 p.m., Thursday, May 13th, Lotts Mortuary, 2434 MLK, Jr. Blvd., Dallas, Texas (214) 428-4686. Public viewing: 12-4 p.m. Friday, May14th at Watson Northcrest Chapel in North Little Rock, and Private Funeral Service on Saturday, May 15th, 11a.m. at the Chapel.
Christy Dean Brandon, age 45, of Jacksonville, died April 27th. Christy worked for Kroger for several years. Survivors: son, Zack Wilbanks; mother and stepfather, Pamela and L.J. Wilbanks of Amory, MS; grandparents, Ricky and Betty Brandon of Verona, MS; boyfriend, Willie Edwards; friend, Mrs. Erma Tidwell. A memorial service will be scheduled later. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest, North Little Rock.
Truvare Lamar Johnson was born January 10th, 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Edward and Annie Johnson. He departed this earth April 26th. He attended North Little Rock West Campus and graduated in 1996; he was a dedicated supervisor for Watson Cleaning Service for 23 years. He Leaves to mourn his death, his parents, Edward and Annie Johnson; sons, Truvare Johnson Jr. and Tahj Johnson; one daughter Amari Johnson; siblings, Edward Johnson Jr., Bernard Johnson, Alisa Johnson, Venisa Mackey, and Bria Johnson; and his children’s mother, Vanetta Ervin. Masked public viewing will be Tuesday, May 4th at Watson Northcrest Funeral home at 12:30-4 p.m. and private viewing at 5-8 p.m. 501-812-5303. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 5th, Perkins Cemetery, 13700 Thunder Mountain Rd, Marache, AR at 12:00 noon.
Frank Hardin Jr., 60, of North Little Rock, passed April 6th. He will be missed by his 4 sisters, Linda Hunt, Mary Wright, Judy Hardin, and Willie Hardin (deceased) all of North Little Rock; (Niece-daughter) Miriah Penn of New Orleans, LA; (great-nephews/grandsons) Elijah Swiney and Willie Swiney New Orleans, LA; 6 nieces, 7 nephews, 4 great nieces and 13 great nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Family Hour: Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home, 5-7 p.m., Friday April 16th. (Please wear masks.) Graveside service: St. Matthew Baptist Church Cemetery, 6411 County Rd. 501, Scott, AR, 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17th.
Alvronia Roachelle Robinson, age 46, departed this earth on March 30, 2021. She was a retired Pulaski County Sheriff Deputy. She is survived by her mother Pauline Hooks, and father, Beuford Robinson; her two daughters Cashae Louden and Lyric Louden; her sister, Nundi Patrick; and brothers, Bobby Jackson, Fred Yusuf, Samuel Hooks, and Jason and Brian Robinson. Visitation will be held at Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress St., North Little Rock, on Saturday, April 10th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Family hour will be 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. We ask for everyone to come dressed in her favorite colors, purple or burgundy. Masks are required. Please send all donations to Watson Northcrest Funeral Home.
Irea (Marie) Borders Stubblefield, born 1922 in Elgin, Arkansas, passed away peacefully at Premier Health in North Little Rock, Arkansas on March 19, 2021, to be with her Lord at the age of 98 years old. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry Oceola Sullivan and Lester Borders. Formerly married to Willie Stubblefield, Sr., she was predeceased by her son, Willie Stubblefield, Jr, and is survived by her daughters, Irea Yvonne Stubblefield Graves, and Harry Veronica Stubblefield. Mrs. Stubblefield is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Tracy Rochelle Stubblefield, Tobias Duane Graves, Solomon Lamin Graves, and DuBois Nii-Armaa Ashong; and two great grandsons; niece, Joyce Marie Stubblefield Pattillo; special friend, Patricia Henderson, very dedicated church family at Bethel AME Church, North Little Rock, Rev. Tyrone Broomfield; and a host of other devoted friends and family. Memorial service to be announced. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock.
Lee Edward Braden, Jr., 65, of Little Rock, transitioned Monday, March 8th. Survivors are sons, Kendric Christopher and Kevin Tatum; and sister, Loise Braden. Memorial Service is Friday, March 19th from 6-7:30 p.m. at Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock.
Arthur Lee Colclough, 90, of North Little Rock, passed on March 7th. He is survived by: Kenneth (Carolyn) Colclough, Debra Colclough, Carolyn Sue Colclough and Nicole (Chibuike) Ephraim; one brother, Lawrence Colclough; sisters, Mae Lille (Ernest) Jenkins and Mary Shells; eight (8) grandchildren; twelve (12) great grandchildren. Visitation: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 11th at Bethel AME Church, 600 Cedar Street, North Little Rock. Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday, March 12th at the Church. Interment will be at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, Highway 161, North Little Rock, AR. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest Funeral Home.
James Andrew Wilson, born on August 30, 1945 in Little Rock, AR, transitioned on February 20, 2021 at the age of seventy-five (75). He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Leggs and Elizabeth Wilson, one brother, one grandson, one great-grandson and a host of nieces and nephews. James was a member of the United States Army and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department as well as working at the VA. He was a faithful member of Mt. Araratt Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the casino and hanging out with friends. James, also known as Dad, Daddy, Papa, Grandpa, and Big Dog leaves to cherish his wife, Mary Wilson of Jacksonville, AR; one sister: Francis Jones (Michael-Deceased), one brother: Wayne Wilson (Dianne) both of North Carolina; three daughters: Crystal Lane (Dustin), Danielle Wilson, Tina Thompson (Darryl); one son: Quincy Handley (Jennifer) along with nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Masked walk-thru visitation: Sunday, March 7, 1-6 p.m., Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.Graveside services: Monday, March 8, 2021, 12 Noon, Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock. We will meet at the funeral home on Monday around 11:15 a.m. to follow to the cemetery.
Queen Daniels, 76, of Little Rock, transitioned to her eternal rest on February 20, 2021. She leaves to celebrate her life two devoted children, Patrick (Mavis) Williams and Freddie Randolph and a loving family. In honoring Queen's wishes there will be no service. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest Funeral Home .
Angela M. Holloway-Lindsey (51) of North Little Rock, passed Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Angela was born May 15, 1969 and is survived by her husband, Richard Lindsey, Jr., father, Lorenzo Holloway, three sons, Christian (Rachel) Holloway, Justin Lindsey, Broderick Lindsey and two sisters, one brother, and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Watson Northcrest Funeral Home.
Mazel Davis, age 82, transitioned to her eternal life on Thursday, February 4, 2021. She was born to the late Alvie and Ludella Davis in Cato, Arkansas on March 12, 1938. Mazel was predeceased by her brother, Luvert Davis. She will be sadly missed by her two siblings, sister Erma Humphrey and brother Michael Davis; two nieces, Joyce Jordan (Anthony) and Kimberlean “Kim” Hubbard; a nephew Leundra Davis (Mariam); two special great nephews, Zaytron Waits and Tywaun Tuggle; and a host of great and great-great nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Jessie B. Daniels, age 96 of North Little Rock, AR transitioned on January 26, 2021. She leaves her memory, two sons: Bobby Earl Freeman, Sr. Maumelle, AR, Terry Harden Minor of Columbia, MS, and daughter Kathrine (Jerome) Tramble, of North Little Rock, AR.; Six grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 10 great, great grandchildren. Walk thru visitation Friday, February 5, 2021 1:00-6:00 p.m. funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb 6, 2021 both at Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock, AR.