Doris Vee Thomas

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Doris Vee Wofford Thomas, 78 of North Little Rock, AR., passed away peacefully on April 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Thomas; parents, Allen & Jewell Wofford; siblings, Robert Hancock, Arlanders (Jewell) Wofford, Sheila (James) Phillips, James Wofford and Lennard Wofford.

She’s survived by: her loving children, Ricky Wofford, Ray (Gayle) Thomas, Sherry Jackson, Willie Thomas Jr., Terri Thomas, Lenn (Sylvia) Thomas and Wendy Norris all of Arkansas; one sister, Deborah Martin (AR); four brothers, Lennon, Thomas, Herbert and Milton Wofford (AR); and a host of grands, great grands, great great grands, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday April 19, 2014, 11:00 am., Rev. Robert Green will be officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park, Sherwood, AR. Visitation: Friday, 5-6PM, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home Chapel, 1200 Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Vera Ann Bell

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Vera Lewis Bell 67, of Little Rock, AR passed peacefully on April 11, 2014. She’s survived by her daughters, Delois Johnson-Brewer (Clement) and Felecia Bell-Coleman (Kevin); sons, Daren Norman and Joe Bell, Jr.; six brothers, Calvin Lewis, Carol Lewis, Lonnie Lewis, Tommy Lewis, Elmer Lewis and Paul Marlow; four sisters, Georgia Boatner, Mary Boatner, Nancy Buie and Doris Lewis; and a host of other loving relatives and special friends.

A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 am, at Antioch Full Gospel Church, 3824 Antioch Blvd, College Station, AR. Interment will follow at Rest In Peace Memorial Park, Hensley, AR. Family visitation: Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:30-7:30 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester Street, LR (501) 372-1305.

James Brown Jr.

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James Brown, Jr. 86 Marche, AR passed peacefully April 10, 2014. He’s survived by 2 sons; 3 daughters; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. Services: Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:00 pm, at Trinity Grove Baptist Church, Marche, AR. Visitation: Thursday, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home (501) 372-1305.

Allen Ledbetter

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Allen “A.C.” Ledbetter entered his heavenly home on April 5, 2014. A.C. was born in Alexander, Arkansas on May 14, 1926. He’s preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Clemer Ledbetter. He will be cherished by: his son, Allen “Sonny”; daughters, Jennifer and Sita; one brother, John; and a host of other loving relatives. Home going services will be Saturday, April 12, 11:00 am, at St. Luke Baptist Church, 8205 Highway 161, North Little Rock, AR. Interment with honors will be Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:00 am, at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave. NLR, AR. Family visitation: Friday, April 11, 2014, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

 

Michael Odell Nelson

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Michael Odell Nelson 67, of Little Rock, AR., was born on May 17, 1946 and departed this life on April 5, 2014. He was a brick mason and farmer. As a long time member of St. Paul UMC, he served on various committees. His wife, parents, and one daughter, preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memories: 9 children, Michael, Bryan (Nicole), Orlando (Holly), Rachael, Bridgette (Marcus), Jonathan (Angel), Justin (Katoria), Kelsey and Bryan; 12 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 6 brothers; 6 sisters and a host of other relatives.

Home going services will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:00 am, at St. Paul UMC, 9721 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock, AR. Viewing will be on Friday, April 11, 2014, 1-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester Street, Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.

Tramell Lynette Smith

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Trammell Lynette Smith 43, of Little Rock, AR departed peacefully March 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Smith Jr. and Charlean M. Smith; grandparents, Roy Smith Sr., Ester Smith and Willie Mae Marsenburg. She leaves to cherish her memories: brothers, Keith L. Smith (Karen) and Roderick McDonald; step father, Robert Hall; nephews, Xavier and Noah; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Stuman Cemetery. Visitation: Friday, April 4, 2014, 1-7 pm, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Evins Cogshell

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Evins Cogshell 66, of Little Rock, AR passed peacefully on March 29, 2014. His loving survivors include: sons, Elvis (Gloria) Clarks, Evins Cogshell, Gregory (Jacqueline) Cogshell and Antwain Robinson; daughters, Tiffany (Gaston) Flowers, Shirley Armour and Contessa Smith; 18 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Willie Mae Cogshell-Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends. Home going services will be on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery. Family visitation: Friday, April 4, 2014, 6-7 pm, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Stephanie Nacole Broadnax

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Stephanie Nacole Broadnax of Sherwood, AR., our precious daughter was escorted into Heaven by her guardian angels on Sunday, March 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ella M. Lewis-Hughes; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. James Gates Sr.; and uncle, James A. Gates, Jr.

She’s survived by her husband, Curtis Williams; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Albert R. Anderson, Jr.; sister, Shiree K. Lane-Griffin(Terrence); and grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Chester Lane.

Services will be Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 11:00 am, at Greater Zion Hill Church, 7410 Hwy 365 South, Sweet Home, AR.

Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St.Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Stephanie Broadnax Nursing Scholarship Fund. Contact us at leciaa@yahoo.com for information.

Margie Alston

Margie Alston 90, of Little Rock, AR passed on March 8, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was a long time resident of Sandalwood Healthcare. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372.1305.

Darrell Newsome

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Darrell Lamont Newsome 58, of Little Rock, AR., passed peacefully on March 11, 2014. His loving survivors include: children, Tonya Robinson (Patrick Porter), Crystal Gardner and Katha Hammds; 11 grandchildren; three sisters, Beverly Smith (Elton), Patricia Newsome and Rita Newsome; two brothers, Phillip Newsome and Wardell Newsome; and a host of other loving relatives and special friends. A celebration of his life will be Saturday, March 15, 2014, 11:00 am, at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, 514 East 24th Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Rest In Peace Memorial Gardens, Hensley, AR. Family visitation will be Friday, March 14, 2014, 6-7pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, AR. (501) 372-1305.