William Tull Bunn
August 07, 1933 - May 07, 2002
William T. Bunn, 68, of 2220 Target Valley Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Bunn was born August 7, 1933 in Hamburg, Arkansas to the late Dan and Jeffie Tull Bunn. He was reared and educated in Hamburg. He moved to Pine Bluff in the early 1970's.
Mr. Bunn was a self-employed drywall finisher for 40 years. He was a baptist and an avid deer hunter.
He has no immediate survivors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and four sisters.
The body will be cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 909 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.
Linda Lou Wilson Dixon
February 24, 1954 - May 07, 2002
Linda Lou Wilson Dixon, 48, of Pine Bluff died Tuesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born to Otha Irvin and Rhoda Lillie May West Wilson on February 24, 1954 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Mrs. Dixon was reared and educated in Pine Bluff where she attended Dollarway High School. She married Leon Dixon on November 14, 1967 in Pine Bluff. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing the piano.
Mrs. Dixon was a member of Eastside Pentecostal Church of God. She was very active in her church and was a Sunday School Teacher.
Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by a son, Emmitt Leon Dixon, Jr., a infant daughter; and her parents Otha Irvin and Rhoda Lillie May West Wilson.
Survivors include her husband, Leon Dixon; daughters, Sheila Diane Rushing; Malinda Beth Dodd; brother, Rubin Wilson; sisters, Juanita Wiley, Mildred Sanchez, Rose Ann Ferguson, Margaret Smith all of Pine Bluff, Joyce Douthit of Watson, Carol Hollingsworth of Hemitage; eight grandsons, Timothy "T.J." Rushing, Jr., Matthew Rushing, Seth Tyler Rushing, Brendan Rushing, George "D.J." Dodd, Jr., Zachary Dodd, Andrew Dodd and Caleb Dodd.
The family will receive friends Thursday, 5 to 7 PM at the home of Leon Dixon, 1200 North Moreland, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Funeral services by Ralph Robinson and Son are 2:00 PM, Friday, May 10, 2002 at
Eastside Pentecostal Church of God with Reverend Ralph Smith and Reverend Marlin Resinger officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery.
Pallbearers for the service are Tim Rushing, Scott Dodd, Bobby Owens, Timothy Rushing, Jr., Matthew Rushing, Bobby Joe Heird, Clint Smith and Wayne Gross.
Edna Hardin Carton
August 23, 1911 - October 14, 2001
Edna Hardin Carton, 90, of Cumming, Georgia, died Sunday, October 14, 2001, at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home in Cumming. Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on August 23, 1911, the daughter of O. H. and Katie Belle Matlock Hardin, she received her early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Arlington Hall in Arlington, Virginia, and marrying Wendell L. Carton in 1933 in Pine Bluff. Mr. Carton died in 1959.
She was the bridal consultant at Reid-Vining Jewelers in Pine Bluff from 1960 until retiring 15 years later. The First Presbyterian Church of Pine Bluff member was active in Presbyterian Women and the Berean Sunday School Class. She was also a member in Pine Bluff of the Sesame Club, the Pilot Club, and the John McAlmont Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1993 she moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
Survivors include two daughters, Katibel Carton Perdue of Little Rock and Edna Carton Nickles of Atlanta; four grandchildren including Wendy LaFrance and Mary-Milam Cecil of Little Rock; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services are Thursday, 11:00 AM, in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff with the Reverend Wm. Lee Kinney officiating by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors. Visitation is from 10:00 AM to service time in the First Presbyterian Church parlor. The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the First Presbyterian Church Pastor's Fund, 717 West 32nd, Pine Bluff , AR 71603.
Louis E Bull
December 02, 1920 - May 14, 2002
Louis E. Bull, 81, of Pine Bluff died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
He was born December 2, 1920, in El Dorado, Arkansas, to Edd Lee and Thelma Barnett Bull.
He was reared and received his early education in El Dorado, graduating from high school there, and later attended business school in Pine Buff for two years.
He married Mary Elizabeth "Faye" Fletcher, November 18, 1942, in Pine Bluff. He served in the US Army during WW II, and then they moved to Pine Buff in 1946.
He worked for Borden Inc. for 36 years, retiring in 1987, as office manager in Pine Bluff.
He was a member of First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Quapaw Lodge #730 F&AM where he was Past Master, the American Legion and V.F.W. Post 4455.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Survivors are two sons, Louis Wayne Bull of Harrison, Tennessee, Ronnie Lee Bull of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Melba Lovell of Tuscon, Arizona, Flossie Nunnelee of Rogers, Ann Garrett of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son, with Dr. David Harris officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 PM Thursday at Robinson's,
Memorials may be made to First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 W. 73rd, Pine Bluff, AR 71603
August 05, 1936 - May 18, 2002
Evon Yeager, 65, of White Hall died Saturday, at her home.
Mrs. Yeager was born August 5, 1936, in Grant County, to James L. "Jack" and Ruth Bowman Slater. She was reared and received her early education in White Hall, graduating from White Hall High School.
She worked for Kahn Jewelers for 35 years, and was senior bookkeeper at the time of her retirement. She and her husband owned and operated Memorial Park Cemetery
for several years.
She was a member of the Apostolic Church and the Ladies Auxillary.
Mrs. Yeager is survived by her husband, Charles L. Yeager, who she married June 13, 1957, a son, Tony Yeager of White Hall, two daughters, Tonya Jones of White Hall and Donna Felder of Hope, two brothers, Rudy Slater of Pine Bluff, Ronnie Slater of Sheridan, four sisters, Oleta Lavelock of Kansas City, Missouri, Belva Yep of Ozark, Missouri, Novella Lacey of Kosciusko, Mississippi, Valinda Taylor of Pine Bluff, three grandchildren, Stephanie and Tiffany Jones and Justin Felder..
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, J.L.Slater.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, at the Apostolic Church, with Reverend Joseph Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Robinson's 6-8 P.M. Tuesday. They will be at Tonya and David Jones's home, 100 Timber Lane, White Hall.
Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Church Building Fund, 1115 Commerce Road, Pine Bluff, AR. 71601
Lydia Woodfield Clement Henderson
December 25, 1916 - May 19, 2002
Lydia Woodfield Clement Henderson, 85, of Little Rock, Arkansas, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.
Mrs. Henderson was born December 25, 1916 in Lamont, Arkansas (Grant County) to the late John Robert and Artie Mae Roberts Woodfield. She was reared and received her education in the Sulphur Springs Community. She married Walter B. Clement on March 14, 1935. He passed away in 1978. She later married Owen Henderson and he passed away in the early 1990's. During W.W.II, she was an airplane mechanic at Grider Field Airport in Pine Bluff. She was a seamstress for over 25 years at the former Ottenheimer's Clothing Manufacturing Company in Little Rock. She was a member of Markham Street Baptist Church in Little Rock. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Union Chapter 40.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Kay Clement Smith of Little Rock, Arkansas, step-daughter, Joyce Jones of Hot Springs, Arkansas, two grandchildren, one step-grandchild, one great-grandchild, two step-great grandchildren, two step-great-great grandchildren, one brother, Alford Woodfield of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She is predeceased by her parents, two spouses, seven brothers and two sisters.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-7 P.M. at Robinson's.
The funeral service is Wednesday, May 22, 2002, 2:00 P.M., Graveside service at Clement Cemetery
with Dr. Hal Dixon officiating by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.
Dorothy Raymick Culpepper
June 25, 1924 - May 22, 2002
Dorothy Raymick Culpepper, age 77, went to be with the Lord, early Wednesday morning, at the White Hall Nursing and Rehab Center.
Dorothy was born June 25, 1924, a daughter of John Dorsey and Gussie Elizabeth Petty Raymick in Pine Bluff. She was reared in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Culpepper graduated from Watson Chapel with the class of 1941. Upon graduation, she worked at the Pine Bluff Courthouse and later at the Pine Bluff Arsenal. Dorothy married Dr. J. Gordon Culpepper, Jr. November of 1948 in Pine Bluff. He preceded her in death on May19, 1995. She moved to Monticello where she lived for 33 years, returning to Pine Bluff in 1996. Mrs. Culpepper retired June 25, 1986, after working for 31 years as a Program Assistant with the US Department of Agriculture-ASCS. She was a charter member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church and after moving to Monticello, she became active at the First Baptist Church of Monticello. She taught the three year old Sunday School class of the First Baptist Chuch in Monticello for 30 years. After her retirement, she became active in the Monticello Hospital Auxilary.
Mrs. Culpepper is survived by one son, James G. "Cully" (Devonna) Culpepper III of Maumelle, Arkansas; one daughter, Janis Marie Culpepper Robinson of Pine Bluff; one brother, Dorsey M. (Joanne) Raymick of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Thelma R. Brasher, Johnnie R. Tidwell and Marie R. (Havis) Hester all of Pine Bluff; her father-in-law, James Gordon Culpepper, Sr. and one granddaughter, Kathleen.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one son, Charles.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 2002, at 10 AM at the Chapel of Ralph Robinson Funeral Home, 807 Cherry Street, Pine Bluff. The visitation will be on Thursday, from 6-8 PM at the Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 4301 Ryburn Road, Pine Bluff.
Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Pine Bluff.
Memorials should be made to the: First Baptist Church of Monticello and the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disease Association.
Joseph Hunter Cason, Jr.
December 05, 1914 - May 23, 2002
Joseph Hunter Cason, Jr., 87, of 2500 Sheraton Park Drive in Pine Bluff died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. The Pine Bluff native was born December 5, 1914, a son of the late Joseph Hunter and Lillie Florene Pearl Reed Cason. He was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School.
As a young man he worked for the NeHi Bottling Company in Pine Bluff before joining the United States Post Office Department in 1936. He worked as a mail carrier for 27 years and as a maintenance supervisor for five years for the Department and its successor, the US Postal Service. He retired March 31, 1970, after more than 34 years of service. Later he worked part-time for Arkansas Worm Ranch and Astro Bowl.
In 1949, he enlisted in the US Army Reserve. Serving with the 322nd Heavy Tank Battalion of Pine Bluff, he was called to active duty in 1950, serving during the Korean Conflict.
An avid and accomplished bowler, he was secretary of the Pine Bluff Bowling Association from 1971 to 1986, Arkansas State Bowling Association secretary for seven years, a life member of the Arkansas State Bowling Association, and was elected to that organization's Arkansas Bowling Hall of Fame in 1982. He organized and ran bowling tournaments throughout the state for many years. He was also a member of the Arkansas Senior Men's Golf Association and of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
He was a member of South Side Baptist Church since 1929. He sang in his church's choir for over 66 years. The choir room at South Side is named in his honor.
He was first married to Shirley Shivers Cason who died January 21, 1986. He was also preceded in death by Burt and William Cason, brothers, and Lillie Stark, a sister.
His survivors include his wife, Reba Lee Hoover Cason, to whom he was married April 20, 1989; one son, Darrel Cason of Pine Bluff; and one grandson, Darrel Hunter Cason.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2002, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Dick Couch officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to South Side Baptist Church, designated for the Choir programs, 2309 S. Poplar Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71601.
Doris Dobbins ( Dottie ) Duke
January 13, 1928 - May 24, 2002
Doris "Dottie" Dobbins Duke, 74, of Pine Bluff, died at Trinity Village Medical Center on Friday, May 24, 2002. The Pine Bluff native was a daughter of the late Cabert H. and Lillian Deviney Dobbins. She was reared by her late grandmother, Mrs. G. M. Deviney and late stepmother, Willie Dobbins. The Pine Bluff High School graduate married Jimmy F. Duke in Pine Bluff on August 4, 1947. The were married for more than fifty years before his death on November 3, 1997.
Mrs. Duke had a 39 plus year career with Simmons First National Bank in Pine Bluff. Joining Simmons on February 8, 1951, she retired as operations officer in charge of training customer service representatives and tellers on April 6, 1990. Mr. Duke retired that same year and the couple traveled extensively, spending several months a year in Florida and camping in such diverse places as Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Mexico, and Canada.
She was an active member of Second Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir and Martha Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Pines Chapter #517 Order of the Eastern Star, United Commercial Travelers, Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Cotton Belt Railroad Historical Society, AARP, the Cotton Pickers Camping Club, Good Sams NCRV Camping Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Band Museum, and Citizens United to Save the Pines. She had served her community additionally as a Jefferson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary member and volunteer and as a Clean and Beautiful Commission volunteer.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Larry F. Duke in 2001, and two brothers, Cabert H. Dobbins, Jr. and James T. "Buddy" Dobbins.
Survivors include a son, George R. Duke of Pine Bluff; brother, Charles E. Dobbins of Pine Bluff; sister, Janie Dobbins Armstrong of Tyler, Texas; three grandchildren, Laura Beth Duke Burrough of Maumelle, Arkansas, Bryan Scott Duke of Pine Bluff, Larry Wayne Duke of Pine Bluff; and two great-grandchildren, Shelby Rae Duke of Pine Bluff and Zachary Taylor Burrough of Maumelle.
Services are scheduled for Monday, May 27, 2002, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Jimmy Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of George and Diane Duke, 5904 Brinkley Road, Pine Bluff. They request that memorials take the form of contributions to Second Baptist Church, 1401 East Sixth Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71601.
Otto Frank Chaloupka
December 13, 1921 - May 26, 2002
Otto Frank Chaloupka, 80, of Pine Bluff died Sunday, May 25, 2002, in Cleveland County. He was born in Pine Bluff on December 13, 1921, a son of the late Peter and Marie Rosa Hanslick Chaloupka. He was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff. He was a United States Army veteran of World War ll and was a baker.
He was preceeded in death by Joseph Cottage, Edward and Peter Chaloupka, brothers, and Mary Ann Belohlavek, a sister. He is survived by a sister; Rosa Helen Mayer of Pine Bluff.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 30, 2002, at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son in Pine Bluff, with intermenty to follow at Cypress Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday at Ralph Robinson and Son.