Willie Brooks

Willie Lee Brooks

Master SGT Retired Willie Lee Brooks 68, of Little Rock, AR., departed this life Thursday, September 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Belle Brooks and father, Charles Brooks; grandmother, Virginia Bland Woods.

He’s survived by his devoted wife, Maxine Brooks; two children, Leanna Brooks and Laron Brooks; four stepchildren, Lisa (Danny) Hall, Gregory (Amy) Loveless, Rodney Loveless, Marcus (Bridgett) Loveless; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a special cousin, Mrs. Katherine Gipson and other loving family and friends.

Home going services will be held Friday, September 19, 2014, 11:00 am, at Greater Center Star Baptist Church, 800 West 33rd, Street, Little Rock, AR., Pastor Kenneth Traylor, officiating. Interment will follow with full honors at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave., NLR, AR. Family hour will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.

John Pruitt

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John Nathan Pruitt 62, Of Little Rock, AR., passed peacefully on September 13, 2014. Preceding him in death was his brother, Charles E. Pruitt. His survivors include: wife, Judy Johnson Pruitt; son, Jonathan Marcus Pruitt; two grandchildren, McKenzie Pruitt and Bryson Pruitt; parents, Benny & Ruth Pruitt; brother, Benjamin L. Pruitt (Caroline) Detroit, sister, Lillian Pruitt Rutter (William) Little Rock and a host of relatives and friends. A celebration of his life will be on Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:00 am, at Gaines Street Baptist Church, 1601 South Gaines, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery. Viewing: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 1-6 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.

Felton L. Lamb, Sr.

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FELTON LAMAR LAMB SR., 92, of Little Rock, Ark., passed peacefully Aug. 27, 2014. Home going services Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, 11 a.m., at Union AME Church, 1825 Pulaski St. Little Rock, Ark. Family hour: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, 6-7 p.m., at Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester, LR (501) 372-1305. Interment will be Monday, September 8, 2014, 11 a.m. at Little Rock National Cemetery, 2523 Confederate Blvd., Little Rock, Ark. In lieu of flowers, all contributions can be made to Felton Lamb, Sr. Educational Scholarship Fund, 3201 Battery Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72206.

James Vernon Washington

 

 

 

James Vernon Washington, 53, of Little Rock, transitioned August 29, 2014. Surviving him are his mother, Emma Washington; daughter, Pamela Gordon; granddaughter, Precious Gordon; bother, Herbert Washington; two sisters, Abya Williams and Alberta Martin-Jones ()James); nephew, Morris Hinton (Wanda); nieces, Valerie Hinton, Monique Hickman (Chandler), and Willa Williams; special friends, Denise White and Richard Moore; along with a host of great nephews and nieces, family members, and friends. The family hour will be Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6-7pm at Pleasant Hill CME Church, 3801 E. 38th Street in College Station. James’ funeral service will be Friday, September 5, 10am also at the church. The interment will follow at Arkansas State Veteran Cemetery. Arrangements by Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock.

Rev. Lee Otis Duhart

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Reverend Lee Otis Duhart, Sr. 92, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 28, 2014 at the Veteran Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born on Nov 14, 1921 in Little Rock, AR.   His parents, Joe Nathan Duhart and Cora Ballard Duhart and his son, Reverend Lee Otis Duhart, Jr. of Alabama preceded him in death. Rev. Duhart was an Associate Minister of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church which he dearly loved, and was a faithful member for over 50 years. He served in the United States Army as a World War II Veteran from 1943-1946. Rev. Duhart was employed by the Little Rock School District and as a Civil Service Worker at Pine Bluff Arsenal. Left to cherish his memories are: his loving wife of over 30 years, Katie Duhart of Little Rock; four daughters, Rose N. Collier (Albert), JoAnn Wade-Alexander, Kareemah Duhart Muhammad-Rainey, all of Little Rock, AR, and Edna Joyce Davis (John) of Fayetteville, NC; four sons, Frederick N. Duhart, Ellison J. McKenzie, Terry L. Jones, all of Little Rock, and Wesley C. Duhart (Bernice) of Conway, AR; one sister,Bobby Jean Martin of College Station; a god son, Chaplain Silas Redd; 100 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren;10 great grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends.

 

Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, AR 72202.

 

Services will be held Friday, Sep 5 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 3518 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72205.

 

Burial will follow at Arkansas State Veterans’ Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Avenue, North Little Rock, AR 72120

 

Arrangements by Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, AR 72202. For condolences and sign online guestbook at: ruffinjarrett.com

 

Alicia Marie Bedford

Alicia Bedford

Alicia “Lisa” Marie Threet Bedford 44, of Little Rock, AR., passed peacefully on Saturday, August 30, 2014. She’s preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Threet. Her loving survivors include: husband, Charles Bedford; four daughters, Summer Bedford, Winter Bedford, LonSpring Bedford and Autumn Bedford all of Little Rock, AR; five sons, Bo Bedford, Chales Bedford, Terree Bedford, Char-El Bedford and Chalesree Bedford all of Little Rock, AR; one granddaughter; her father, Fred Threet; four brothers and two sisters all of Little Rock, AR.

A celebration of her life will be Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Elmlawn Cemetery. Viewing: Today, September 4, 2014, 3-6 pm, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Ida Thomas

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Ida B. Thomas, 80 of Little Rock, AR went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2014.  She served as a private home worker for over 30 years. Preceded in death by: two sons, Henry D. and Bobby L. Thomas; sister, Willie Mae Diggins; and one brother, Herman Wilkins.  Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 60 years, Henry Thomas; sons, Floyd Washington and Larry F. Thomas; daughter, Gloria J. Thomas; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; sister, Julia Mae Lane; aunt, Aretha Johnson; and a host of family and friends. Home going services will be on Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:00 am, at St. Peters Rock Baptist Church, 2201 Brown St. Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Rest In Peace Memorial Gardens, Hensley, AR. Viewing: Friday, August 29, 2014, 1-6 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Mae Lene King

Mae L. King

Mae Lene King 85, of Little Rock, AR departed this life Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Mrs. King was a resident at Pleasant Valley Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her late husband Reverend Thomas C. King; and one son, Elder Prentice T. King. She’s survived by: her two sons, Christopher T. King and David D. King both of Little Rock, AR; three daughters, Mablene Offord Phoenix, AZ., Carolyn Henry Little Rock, AR., and Rose Woodruff Arlington, TX. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:00 am, at Agape Church, 701 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR. Family hour will be Friday, August 29, 2014, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St., Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.

Kim Donita Durham

Kim DurhamKim Donita Durham 53, of Maumelle, Arkansas and Montclair, New Jersey, departed this life on Friday, August 1, 2014. Survivors include: her youngest son, Trooper Tolbert; her father and 4 siblings. She’s predeceased by her eldest son, Michael Devon Marshall. A Memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:00am, at Payne Chapel AME Zion Church, 1710 Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72206. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Carlos Brooks

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Carlos Brooks, 59, of Little Rock passed away August 8, 2014. He was a life- long musician, and will be truly missed. Survivors are his children, Tomora Sanders, Cameron Warren, and Nathan Nowden. The family hour will be 5pm on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St. in Little Rock. Carlos’ funeral service will be held Monday, August 11, 2014, 10am, at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 1700 State St. in Little Rock. Interment follows at Pinecrest Cemetery.