Cal Edward Banks, 57, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, transitioned from this life on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Baylor Lakepoint Hospital in Rowlett, Texas, surrounded by his family. He leaves to cherish his memories one brother, Orval L. Banks (Lois); four sisters, Lillie F. Hill, Margaret A. Banks, Veronica Hampton (Ervin), and Paula K. Barnes (Patrick), all of North Little Rock. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 20th @ 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Acts Church, 1224 Franklin Street, North Little Rock with funeral at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock. 501-812-5303.
Sylvetter M. Faulkner "Hacksaw", age 79, transitioned on Saturday, May 28th, she was born July 6, 1942 in Kerr, Arkansas, to Lois Bryant and Sylvester Walker. She married George Faulkner in 1989 who preceded her in death. She worked for Tyson, Timex and for the North Little Rock School District as a Food Service worker, displaying her desire to care for others. Sylvetter is survived by her eight children: Dewayne Thomas, Patrece Dunn, Andrea Hawkins, Leslie Nelson, Marnell Nelson, Donna Faulkner, Sandy Faulkner, and Paula Tidwell; one aunt, Fonzella Hill; seven brothers and six sisters. Sylvetter's impact can be shown by cousins, nieces, nephews, a host of grandchildren, friends and family. Considered a matriarch to many who encountered her, Sylvetter extended her home and her heart leaving many memories to be cherished. Sylvetter M. Faulkner's wake is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and her Celebration of Life is scheduled on Saturday, June 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ, 915 Curtis Sykes Drive, North Little Rock. Her final resting place will be at the Little Rock National Cemetery, 2523 Springer Blvd., Little Rock. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock 501-812-5303 watsonnorthcrestfuneralhome.com
Diante Keelon Brown, 30, of North Little Rock, departed his life peacefully March 22nd. He is preceded in death by his father, Ricky Chalk; his grandmother, Priscilla Franks; his grandparents, Charles and Ernestine Brown. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Yolanda Brown-Cain; his children: Tamiyah Brown, Diante Brown Jr, Kobe Brown, Khylen Brown, Ly’ric Brown, Jazzlyn Brown; his siblings: Jhacobien Cain, Zharia Cain, Immanuel Cain, Kameelah Cain, Caleria Cain, Rickita Chalk, Brian Sample and Chase Moore, his grandmother, Linda Brown, and grandfather, Arthur Hammonds, and a host of Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and friends. Walk thru visitation: 1-5 p.m., Friday and Services: 11 a.m., Saturday, both at Watson Northcrest Funeral Home,1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.
Vollie Ray Wells, Sr., 74, of Little Rock went to his heavenly home Wednesday, March 16, 2022. He was a member of Horace Mann High School c/o 1966, Oak Spring Lodge #487, and of White Memorial UMC. He had retired from Union Pacific Railroad after 35 years of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by one son, Vollie Wells, Jr., and his parents, Vollie and Pauline (Person) Wells. Left with cherished memories are his devoted wife, Rita Walton Dockery-Wells; children, Cordell and Oram Wells, Detra Dockery-Humphrey, and Natasha Dockery-Galvin; sisters-in-law, Georgia Walton and Natalie Dyer-Hunt; and three dedicated cousins, Oscar Dyer, Jr. (Rita), Sterling Piggee (Marva), and Carolyn Galbreath (Fred). Open visitation: 1-7 p.m., Thursday, March 24th, with family/friends visitation from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Obsequies will be 11 a.m., Friday, March 25th. All to be held at Wesley Chapel UMC, 1109 S. State Street, Little Rock. Services entrusted to Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock (501) 812-5303.
Andrew Jarrett Ware, Jr., 69, of Houston, Texas, was born, April 21, 1952. He passed away on January 20th. Survivors are three brothers and seven sisters. Private military graveside services will be held at a future date. Local arrangements by Watson Northcrest Funeral Home. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Ladie Bell Mitchell, 82, of North Little Rock, departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 26 th . She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Jacqueline Tyler; three sons, Gary Martin, Glenn Martin, and Wendell Martin; one sister, Margaret Gaines-Jones of St. Louis, Mo. Visitation 1-4 p.m., Friday, March 11th at Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress St. North Little Rock 501-812-5303. Funeral services: 10 a.m., Saturday, March 12th at Watson- Northcrest.
Michael Simpson, 66, of North Little Rock, died February 24th. He was an entrepreneur. Survivors: Patrick, Randall, and Cassandra Reed, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: Friday, March 4th from 4-6 p.m. and Funeral Service: Saturday, March 5th at 1:00 p.m. Both are at Watson Northcrest Funeral Home’s Chapel, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock. 501-812-5303. Masks are required.
Charles E. Walker, 55, of Little Rock, formerly of Peoria, IL, departed this life on February 1st. He was project manager for Duckett properties. He will be cherished in memories by his loving wife, Terri Guy Walker; children: Sherita, Arita, Okittous, Chiquita Brown, Ryan Kasel, Kiar Young, Kiara Marshall, Jerome Kirk, Justin Jones, Jasmine, Elisabeth, Elisha, Barbara and Velma Walker; thirty one grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; siblings: Philip (Tonya), Ronald(Patricia), Tammey Pate, Rodney (Phyllis) Farlow, Victor Lilly, Valerie(William) Smith, Gloria Hayes, Lisa (Roger) Travis, Agnes Calbert, Annette (Clifford) Gullett; a very close friend, Bartholomew Duckett, Sr.; nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Public Visitation is 11-12 noon with Funeral Service to follow at 12 noon, Saturday, February 26th, WatsonNorthcrest Funeral Home 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock
(501) 812-5303. MASK ARE REQUIRED.
Betty Jo Robinson,76, of Little Rock, widow of Wylie Robinson, Jr., died on January 23rd. She is survived by her children: Glennice F. Kimble (Joseph), and Terry Pearson; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren: siblings, Rose Bradley (Milo), Ruthie Brazell, Judy Colbert, Jerry, Tom, Michael (Barbara), Geraldine and Patricia Pearson and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Viewing is 10:00-10:30 a.m., February 1st at Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601Cypress, North Little Rock. 501-812-5303. Graveside: 11:30 a.m. on the 1st at Little Rock Veterans Cemetery.
Marshall Lee White (M.L.), Sr. was born March 7, 1929, in Sherrill, Arkansas to the late Reverend Garland White and Druecilla Winston White. He leaves to mourn his passing: two sons, Mr. Marshall Lee White, Jr. (Terrilyn) of North Little Rock and Danny White of Sherwood; five daughters, Ms. Marsha Cohen of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. Ann White-Taylor (Donnie) of Pine Bluff, Ms. Cynthia White, Mrs. Sandra Spencer (Charles) and Mrs. Lisa Macon, all of North Little Rock; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Mr. Edward White of Boston, Massachusetts; eight sisters, Mrs. Lenora Johnson, Mrs. Mildred Stewart, Mrs. Evelyn Bradford, Mrs. Dorothy Evans (Charles), Mrs. Shirley Taylor (Billy), and Ms. Rosie White, all of North Little Rock, and Ms. Juanita White and Mrs. Cozia Nicholson of Boston. He is preceded in death by brothers, Mr. Garland White and Mr. J.D. White and Mr. Ricky L. Calhoun, Sr. Viewing will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and family hour will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rest in Peace cemetery.
Betty Jean Burton-Moreland, 70, of North Little Rock, peacefully departed this Earthly realm on
Thursday, January 13th at Baptist Medical Center. She was preceded in death by husband, EverLee
Moreland, parents Frank and Willie Susie Burton; brother, Clemmie; sisters, Bernice Walker, Velma
Golatt, great grandson, and Lamar Jackson, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memories, children LaMarion Burton of Jacksonville, FL, Alvertis Murry, and Krissy Manning of North Little Rock; stepchildren, Sam Bone, Angel Bone, Bonita and Lamont Moreland; grandchildren, Lamar Sr, DeAngelo, Devonee, Cardesha, DeQuan, Kaley, and Kyra; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Laura Young, Lula Ricks, both of Little Rock, AR, Rosie Richards (Michael) Jacksonville, AR; brothers, Jimmy Burton (Suzanne) of Little
Rock, AR, Frank Burton Jr. (Nikki) and Billy Burton both of NLR, and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends. Services Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12pm noon, entrusted to Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.
Edward Joseph Gauthreaux Jr., 48, of Little Rock, received his heavenly wings Monday, January 3rd. He leaves to cherish adoring memories to his wife, Tannella; daughters, J’laBrion and Jzanyse; father and mother, Deacon Ed Sr. and Gloria Gauthreaux; sister, Dr. Donna Gauthreaux; sister-in-law, Kristina Peterson; brother-in-law, Nickolous (Kennia) Anderson; father-in-law, DeArthur Jordan; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and friends. Masked Walk-thru Visitation: Friday, January 7th from 4 to 6 p.m. at Watson Northcrest, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock. 501-812-5303. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 8th, 12 noon at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1400 E. 2nd Street, North Little Rock. Final resting place will be in Donaldsonville, LA.
Arnobia Smith, 72, of North Little Rock, formerly of Brinkley, passed away Dec. 26, 2021. Born
to Kinnie and Laura Bell Smith on Oct. 30, 1949, in Moro, AR. Survived by her children,
Veronica Smith, Jason Smith, and Valerie Smith, all of North Little Rock; grandchildren, Jalen
Smith, Keith Smith, LaBryghton Hardin-Green, Keley Hunter, Kobe Smith; great-grandchildren,
Kaden Smith, Aria Smith; Siblings, Ivory Mitchell, Kinnie Smith Jr., Jerry Smith, Larry Smith,
Jonas Smith, Prince Smith, Cleveland Smith, Shirley Lindsey, Margie Scott, Jewel Gaston,
Mable Burl, Janice Osborne, Olta Devine; aunt, Margie Robbins; and extended family and
friends. Preceded in death by one son, Eugene Smith; her parents; and siblings, Charles
Mitchell, Laverne Kendricks, John Smith, Dennis Smith, and William Smith. Viewing at 12 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 31 st and Service at 1 p.m. at Place of Harvest Church, 6401 West 32nd St., Little
Rock. Services entrusted to Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock.
Frank V. Hamilton (Black Bird), 69, of Little Rock, the son of the late Frank and Syvetta
Hamilton transitioned from his earthly home on December 16th. Frank was a 1971 graduate of Horace Mann High School. He retired from Allied Van Line. Left to cherish his memory: loving wife, Wilma Wicks Hamilton; children: Shay Hamilton (Christie), Robert Tranmell, Jr., Angela Thompson (Jeron) and Andrea Hamilton; nine grandchildren; siblings: McClinton Hamilton, Dafney Honorable and Sharon Washington (Mark); uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Walk-thru visitation: Wednesday, December 29th,
1-5 p.m., Watson Northcrest Funeral
Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock (501) 812-5303. Graveside Service: Thursday,
December 30th,12 noon, Arkansas Memorial Gardens. Mask Required.
Mr. Roy Allen Browning Sr.,71, of Little Rock, transitioned to his heavenly home on December 13th. Born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, he was the son of Harris Browning Sr. and Imogene Browning. He attended Dunbar Middle School and later graduated from Horace Mann High in 1970. He was employed at Merico Bakery and later AmTran until he retired. Roy Allen Browning Sr. was a Deacon of Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed dominoes, bowling, fishing, and hunting. He will be remembered for his welcoming smile, the love he had for his family, and for being a faithful servant. Roy Allen Browning Sr. leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 50 years, Betsy Browning; his children: Kasonia Boner (Darren), Vincent Lewis, Roy Browning Jr (Quincy), Cory Browning (Tasha), Ciji Browning-Muldrow (Elbert); one god-son: William Thornton, two sisters: Carolyn Young, Maxine Coats; two nephews: Gregory Young, Tevin Smith; four nieces: Yolanda Browning-Ivy (Donald), Lisa Wiley (Gary), Latonya Bonds, Terica Browning; nineteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, extended family members and friends. The family hour will be held on Tuesday, December 21st, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 600 East 24th Street, Little Rock. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 22nd at Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., with interment at the Arkansas Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock. 501-812-5303.
On December 10th, 2021, faithful servant Salome Lula Bell Moore departed from this life peacefully at home in Little Rock, AR. Mrs. Moore was born in Mer Rouge, LA on March 10th, 1930, to the late George Murphy and Irma Duckworth-Murphy. Salome L. Moore accepted Christ at an early age when the family moved to Bastrop, LA. During her early 20’s, Mrs. Moore moved to Little Rock, AR in 1950 to pursue a better life. During this time, Mrs. Moore united with St. Peter Rock Baptist Church under the late Reverend TJ Evans and later moved her membership to Greater Trinity Church of God in Christ under the late Saint Dewitt Hill. Lastly, Mrs. Moore united with Full Counsel Christian Fellowship under the pastoral leadership of Apostle Silas and Jennifer Johnson. Mrs. Salome L. Moore is preceded by her parents, George and Irma Murphy; her husband, Lincoln Moore; her son, John L. Wright; sisters, Mary L. Duncan, Mable Anderson; and brother, Henry Haynes. Mrs. Moore is survived by her son, Demetrius Moore and six grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren along with nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Moore’s celebration of life will take place at Full Counsel Christian Fellowship (Full Counsel Chapel) at 1700 Maple St., North Little Rock at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 8th. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. before service. Walk-thru visitation will take place at Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home located at 1601 Cypress St., North Little Rock, 501-812-5303, between 1-5 p.m. on Friday, December 17th. Mask required.
Willie Matthew Davis, III, 73, of North Little Rock Arkansas. departed this life on December 7, 2021 at Arkansas Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born to the late Willie Davis, Jr. and Vera Boyd Davis in Little Rock, Arkansas. Willie Davis was known to many as aka “Lank Davis” a childhood name that followed him thoughout his life. He graduated from Scipio A. Jones High School in 1966. Willie leaves to cherish his loving memories his beautiful loving wife, Cleaster Dokes Davis; four sons: Gene Anthony Benson, Lynn Davis, Cameron Davis, and Cailen Davis; three daughters: Vivian Elese Benson, Canndace Davis, and Cayla Davis; three bonus children: Brian Welch, Nicolas James, and Tiffany Welch; brothers: Leonard (Linda) Davis and Raymond (Wanda) Watson; sisters: Linda (Charles) Backus, Hilda Poindexter, Pamela (Johnny) Glover, and Phyllis (Glenn) Davis and 25 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; a lifelong friend, Lee Arthur Brewer; and last but not least a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends. Viewing and walk thru: Sunday, December 19th from 1 -5:30 p.m. and Family Hour: 5:30-7:00 p.m., Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303. Funeral service: Monday, December 20th at 10:00 a.m., First Baptist Church, 2015 Main Street, North Little Rock.
Audrey Lynn Handy, 51, of North Little Rock, transitioned on Saturday, November 20th. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Rosie Holloway Handy, Sr. and three brothers and three sisters. Left to cherish her memory, Brothers: Rodney Bolden, James Jr., Larry and Tommy Handy; Sisters: Barbara Lunon, and Donna Kadirifu; Dedicated Nieces: Deatra Fondren and April Hatfield and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock.
Qortavius Ke’Shun Reed, 17, attended school in North Little Rock. He passed November 16th and leaves to cherish his loving memories, a daughter, Le’Asia Brielle Reed, father, Christopher Reed; mother, LaKeza Williams; three sisters, Knnia Reed, LaKayla Wright and Amina Reed; grandfather, Oliver Williams; grandmothers, Forestine Gathings and Barbara Reed. Visitation: Friday, November 26th, Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home from 1-5:30 p.m. Funeral services: November 27th, 11:00 a.m. @ Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Hickory Plains, AR.
Three months of age Norris Michael Aaron Dobbins of North Little Rock, slept away on Friday, November 5th. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Herman Norris Marshall. Left to cherish his memory, parents: Tommy Elam and Tonisha Dobbins; siblings: Daniya, Monet, Tommy and King; grandmothers, Valerie Elam, Toni Dobbins; great grandmother, Betti Swaims; a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins. Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 13th, Watson Northcrest Funeral Home,1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock (501) 812-5303.
Fred Warren Brooks Jr. was born March 25, 1937, to Fred Warren Brooks Sr. and Ruthie Mae Fuller Brooks in North Little Rock (Tie Plant), Arkansas, and grew up in the New Town addition. He passed away, suddenly, at his home in Vestal, New York on Saturday, October 30, 2021. He was baptized as a youth at New Hope Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas under the leadership of Reverend E. C. Cokley. Fred attended Scipio A. Jones High School in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Following high school, he served our country in the United States Army as a Specialist Grade E4. He later completed his education at Shorter College in North Little Rock, and then graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Fred was retired from a long career as a supervisor of material contracts for General Electric, then later Lockheed Martin Corporation in Vestal, New York. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ruthie Mae Brooks; his sister, Ruthie Brooks Acklin, all of North Little Rock, Arkansas; and his son-in-law, Willie Johnson of Brockton, Massachusetts. Fred is survived by his son, Eric Brooks of Bridgewater, Massachusetts; his daughter, Carolyn Brooks Johnson of Brockton, Massachusetts; grandson, Chappail (Sharonda) Brooks of Stafford, Virginia; granddaughter, Melissa Brooks of Odenton, Maryland; his brother, James W. Brooks Sr. of North Little Rock, Arkansas; a host of great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and a special friend, Grace Adkins of Atlanta, Georgia. Walk-thru visitation: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas. (501) 812-5303. Burial: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery, 1501 W. Maryland Ave., North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Gladys Mae Jenkins-Dillard, 68, of North Little Rock, passed November 3 rd . She was the daughter of Joe Eddie Jenkins and Nicey Lee Jenkins. Gladys attended SA Jones High School and has three children: Andrea Jenkins, Arlon Shea Jenkins and Heather Davis-Bracely; four sisters; and one brother. Graveside service: November 9th , 11am, Pinecrest Memorial, Alexander, AR. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress Street, North Little Rock (501) 812-5303.
Kathryne Ann Jordan, age 67, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021, at UAMS. Kathryne entered holy matrimony to the love of her life, Robert D. Jordan, on June 12, 1971. They recently enjoyed their 50th year of marriage in the spring of this year. With this union they reared two sons, Robert Jr. (Dean) and Keith (Keicy). Kathryne was preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm James and Mildred Strayhorn, two sisters, Bobbie Jean McMath, Dorothy Ruth Jordan and one brother, James E. Bruce. She leaves to cherish her memories, husband, Robert D. Jordan Sr.; sons, Robert D. Jordan Jr. (Kisher Jordan), Zephaniah Ben Israel (Mayana Israel); Honorary Son, Jimmy Bruce; sisters, Norma Thompson and Dovie Louise Wright; grandchildren, Jessica Nicole Kearney (Brian), Mackenzie, Jaden, Nicholas, Brenden, and Meghan; great grandchildren, Blake (Blakey) and Brianna (BreBre); and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins to mourn her as well. A celebration of Kathryne's life will be held at Superior Funeral Services Chapel, North Little Rock, Monday, October 25th between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 26that Superior Funeral Services at 10:15 a.m. with Internment at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Tuesday @ 12:00 noon. The family would like to thank Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home for treating our wife and mother with care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Israel United in Christ’s Booster Club c/o Elizabeth Israel at email@example.com PayPal. Arrangements of services: Watson Northcrest, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.
Mary Jane Stubblefield was born June 26, 1953 to Charlie and Mildred Stubblefield. The Lord called her home the morning of September 26, 2021. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family during the last days of her life. Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, October 2nd at Belle Grove Baptist Church, 2331 Hwy 15N, Lonoke. Arrangements: Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.
Freddie Hendrix, 74, passed September 21st. He graduated from Jones High School in 1964 and was active during the Civil Rights Movement and served in the United States Army. Freddie retired from Levi Strauss and was a successful entrepreneur with his own landscaping service. Due to his natural athleticism, Freddie spent many years playing and teaching tennis to his children, the Dunbar Community Center and in Tennessee. Freddie was baptized at an early age but rededicated his life to Christ in May 2021. Freddie was preceded in death by his mother, Ardatha Armstrong Jackson, bonus father, Howard Jackson Sr. and a sister, Diane Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Margaret Hendrix; his four children: Zandra (Charles), Rodney (Shannon), Marcus and Jimmi, bonus son, Raford Martin; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Freddie is also survived by three siblings: Theodore (Bettye), Shirley, Linda; special niece and caregiver, Alyia; special cousin, Geraldine McCarther; aunts, Emma Frazier, Alva Beasley. Family memorial will be held October 1, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., Faith Temple Full Gospel Deliverance Center, 1920 Broadway St., Little Rock. Services entrusted to Watson Northcrest Funeral Home, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.
Debra Faye Patterson Gomillion, 66, of North Little Rock, departed this life September 19th. She leaves to cherish her memory, sons: Marlon Patterson, Quincy Connor, Tommy Gomillion; sisters: Shirley (Robert) Woods, Celesti (Richard) Woods; brother, Jerry (Teresa) Patterson; special friend, Travis Austin; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: September 25th, 12 noon, King Solomon Baptist Church, North Little Rock. Services entrusted to Watson-Northcrest, 1601 Cypress, North Little Rock, 501-812-5303.
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 24th, from 6-7:30 p.m. Celebration of service, Friday, September 25th, 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.