Frances G. ( Fannie ) McElyea
June 24, 1925 - December 21, 2001
Frances "Fannie" G. McElyea, 76, of 29 Southwood Drive, Pine Bluff died Friday, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 24, 1925 to John Finley and Kate Wilson Gillespie. She was reared and received her early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School.
She worked as a secretary for Coleman, Gantt, Ramsey and Cox Law Firm for many years and later at W&A Manufacturing Company.
She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, M.L. McElyea, whom she married, March 8, 1969 in Orange, Texas, two daughters, Mary Lynn Buchanan of Alto, Georgia, Janet Sue Kvandal of San Diego, California, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, John Alvis Carpenter, two brothers, Reverend Ben Evan Gillespie and John Finley Gillespie, Jr. and one sister, Lulu Hardgrave.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, at Central Presbyterian Church, with Reverends Dan Loomis and Richard Knott offficiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Sunday afternoon, 4-6.
Memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church Music Program, 6300 Trinity Drive, Pine Buff, Ar 71603.
July 18, 1919 - July 04, 2004
Edna Haley, 84, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, July 4, 2004 at her home.
Mrs. Haley was born on July 18, 1919 in Omaha, Texas, the daughter of the late Ed Laney and Lottie Barnwell Laney. She was reared and received her early education in Tyler, Texas.
Edna Laney married James Haley on June 26, 1936 in Marshall, Texas. They moved to Pine Bluff after Mr. Haley's transfer with the Cotton Belt Railroad in 1954.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Haley was preceded in death by her parents, husband and infant son, James Robert Haley.
She is survived by three daughters, Pam Schneller of Star City, Arkansas, Jean Wells of Sheridan, Arkansas, and Patty Bass of Orange, Texas; four grandchildren, Stacey Tarter, Melanie Stewart, Debbie Burton and DeAnn Bass; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, July 7, 2004,10:00 AM, at Memorial Park Cemetery
with the Rev. Rick Harvey officiating by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. The family will be at the home of Jean Wells, 7122 Highway 270 East, Sheridan, Arkansas.
Memorials may be made to the Area Agency on Aging Senior Center, 709 East 8th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601.
Wai Ying Chun
March 14, 1915 - July 06, 2004
Wai Ying Chun, 89, a resident of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Chun was born March 14, 1915 in Canton, China, a daughter of Wong K Sze and Wong Yeung Powan.
Mrs. Chun was reared and received her early education in Canton and Shanghai, China. She was trained as a nurse and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in a hospital in Canton, China. She married Wai Gee Chun on April 21, 1937, in Canton, China. She moved to the United States in 1946 to join her husband. Mrs. Chun became a United States citizen on October 20, 1953. She and her husband owned and operated the Sing Company Grocery Store in Altheimer until their retirement in 1987. They moved to Pine Bluff in 1989. Mrs. Chun was a member of the Altheimer United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Chun was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Wai Gee Chun on March 20, 2000.
Survivors include; one daughter, Fay Ann Hsu of Los Angeles, California; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, July 10, 2004, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with the Reverend John Sandine officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. The family will receive guests from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, July 9, 2004, at Ralph Robinson & Son. Memorials may be made to the Altheimer United Methodist Church, 502 W. Front, Altheimer, Arkansas, 72004.
Teena Marie Kelley
May 19, 1956 - July 08, 2004
Teena Marie James Kelley, 48, of White Hall, died Thursday, July 8, 2004 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born May 19, 1956, in Watson, to Gladys Ratcliff James Shaw and the late Clyde James.
Mrs. Kelley was reared and educated in Pine Bluff, where she graduated from Dollarway High School.
She married Billy Arthur Kelley on May 12, 1989, in Pine Bluff. She was a homemaker and a member of Christian Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Christy Lynn Kaples; and her father, Clyde James.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Arthur Kelley of White Hall; two step sons, Billy Arthur Kelley, Jr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, David Shane Kelley of Pine Bluff; mother, Gladys Ratcliff James Shaw of White Hall; brother, Allen James of Modesto, California; and three step grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 2 to 4 PM, Sunday, at Ralph Robinson and Son.
Services are 1:00 PM, Monday, July 12, 2004, Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son. Graveside services will be 3:30 PM, Monday in Watson Cemetery
Bobby G. Kulbeth
December 15, 1931 - July 19, 2004
Bobby G. Kulbeth, 72, of Pine Bluff died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born December 15, 1931, in Monticello to the late D. C. Kulbeth and Mable Kulbeth Nichols. .
Mr. Kulbeth was reared in Monticello, Arkansas, where he received his early education. He graduated from Stark High School in Orange, Texas. He also attended Furr Business School in Pine Bluff.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Kulbeth worked as an Engine Dispatcher and Clerk for the Cotton Belt Railroad for thirty-eight years before retiring in 1993.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an avid fisherman and bowler.
He is preceded in death by a sister Opal Pharr.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Mazanti Kulbeth whom he married on November 17, 1956 in Pine Bluff; a son, Randy G. Kulbeth of Russellville; a daughter, Karen Anne Sutton of Pine Bluff; a brother, W. C. "Bill" Kulbeth of Pine Bluff; a sister, Genice Swanson of Corpus Christi, Texas; and three grandchildren.
A rosary will be held at 5:00 PM, Sunday at Ralph Robinson and Son.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Monday, July 19, 2004, St. Joseph Catholic Church with Reverend Monsignor Jack Harris officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
The family asks that memorials be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P. O. Box 7434, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71611.
Beatrice Louise McGee ( Bea ) Cicero
June 04, 1914 - December 21, 2001
Beatrice "Bea" Louise McGee Cicero, 87, of Pine Bluff, died Friday, December 21, 2001, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born June 4, 1914, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Charles Clifford McGee and Clara Oberly McGee. She was reared and received her early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School. She attended business school in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Beatrice McGee married Samuel "Sam" Cicero in 1934 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Mrs. Cicero helped her husband run Cicero Shoe Shop for 50 years and took care of her growing family.
Mrs. Cicero was a faithful and dedicated member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, St. Joseph Alter Society and an auxiliary member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Mrs. Cicero is preceded in death by her husband; Samuel "Sam" Cicero, whom passed away on April 17, 1985, a brother; Brownell McGee and a sister; Lillian Ruth Murray.
Her survivors include her sons; Sam F. Cicero, Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana, Carl J. Cicero of Ballwin, Missouri, Thomas A. Cicero of Ballwin, Missouri, Charles P. Cicero of Memphis, Tennessee, daughter; Rose Marie Nicastro of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, brothers; Charles H. McGee of Star City, Arkansas, James H. McGee of Orlando, Florida, Louis C. McGee of Lorain, Ohio, sister; Martha D. Templeton of Dallas, Texas, twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be held at 7:00 PM, Wednesday at Ralph Robinson and Son. The funeral is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 27, 2001 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Andrew Smith officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials sent to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 412 West 6th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601.
Thelma Louise Brantley
November 22, 1936 - July 18, 2004
Thelma Louise Brantley, 67, of Pine Bluff died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born November 22, 1936, in Pine Bluff to Mary Rose Melton Brown and the late Ernie Cornelius Brown.
She was reared and received her early education in Dollarway. She attended White Hall High School.
She worked as a tailor and seamstress for 25 years before retiring in 1987.
She enjoyed going to the casinos.
Mrs. Brantley is preceded in death by her husband, Dewey L. Brantley, whom she married on July 25, 1951, in Rison; two sisters, Ernestine Mize and Ella Dora Smith.
Survivors include a son, Ernie Michael Brantley of Prague (Grant County); five daughters, Virginia Holloway of Rockford, Illinois, Teresa Shikenjanski of White Hall, Denese Y. Brantley and Nancy Jo Rosa Brantley both of Pine Bluff, Romona Luane Brantley of Indianapolis, Indiana; her mother, Mary Rose Melton Brown of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Bill Brown of Big Sandy, Texas; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM, Monday, at Ralph Robinson and Son.
Graveside services are 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in Cedar Branch Cemetery
with Reverend Gary Harper officiating.
Dennis Ray Dunn
March 20, 1961 - July 17, 2004
Dennis Ray Dunn, 43, of White Hall, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 20, 1961, in Carlinville, Illinois, to the late Thomas Edward Dunn, Sr. and Violet Neristle Lair.
He was reared and received his early education in Illinois. He received an Associate of Science Degree in Electronic Technology at SEARK Technical College. He had worked for Morris Electronics for the past 14 years.
He was a member of Family Church, where he served as an usher.
Survivors are his wife, Carol Lynn Aldridge Dunn, who he married August 31, 1990, in Izard County, a son, Jousha Thomas Dunn of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, stepson, Victor Bryan Cloudus of White Hall, five brothers, Thomas Edward Dunn, Jr. of Carlinville, Illinois, Larry Dean Dunn, Sr. of Pine Bluff, Stanley Eugene Dunn of Sheridan, Donald Allen Dunn of Las Vegas, Nevada, Brent Jospeh Dunn of Springfield, Missouri, two sisters, Judith Ann Davis of Las Vegas, Nevada, Delores Kay Fugate of Auburn, Illinois, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, at Family Church, with Reverend Bill Fitzhugh officiating.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.
The family will receive friends at Robinson's, Tuesday, 6-8 P.M.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Family Church Building Fund, 2500 Hwy. 104, Pine Bluff, AR 71602, in loving memory of Dennis Ray Dunn.
The family will be at the residence of Scott Dunn, 303 Palimino Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.