Michael Timothy Joe Hines 62, of Little Rock, AR passed away on December 2, 2013. His survivors include: brother, Leonard Ray Nichols; sister, Gracie Mae Nichols; nephew, Keith Flannigan; niece, Tameka Flannigan; 4 great nieces and nephews, Kevin James, Lauren, Erica and Eric. A graveside home going services will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 pm, at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave. NLR, AR. Services entrusted to Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR, (501) 372-1305.
Margree Slater 67, of Keo, Arkansas passed November 25, 2013. Leaving to cherish fond memories: 6 children; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 4 sisters; and 1 brother; a host of other loving relatives and special friends. Home going services: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11:00 am, at Grace Temple Training Center, 502 W. 18th Street, NLR, AR. Visitation: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 1-5 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.
Sherry Annette Lawson 50, of Little Rock, Arkansas formerly of Kansas City, Kansas passed away peacefully on December 1, 2013. Her loving survivors include: her husband, Rev. Rickey L. Lawson, Sr.; sons, Brandon Moore-Lawson, Rickey Lawson, Jr., and Byron Lawson; daughters, Kiara Lawson, Amber Knight and Jimmika Lawson; sisters, Cassandra Smith, Greta Wills, Anita Thompson, Constance (Clarence) Banks, Doretha (Mark) Davis and Marcia Mills; one brother, Melvin Moore; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends. A celebration of her life will be Friday, December 6, 2013, 11:00 am, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 908 S. Cross Street, LR. Viewing will be on Friday, 9-11 am, prior to the service, at the church. Interment will be on Monday, December 9, 2013, in Kansas City, Kansas. Services entrusted to: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Lawson’s children
Irene Combs 94, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed from a series of heart attacks with complications. She is the youngest of six children blessed by the union of Nicholas and Drucilla Bailey of Arkansas City, Desha County, AR. She is also the last family member of the Original Mound Builders of South Eastern Arkansas. She moved to this city in the mid 1940’s. Her loving survivors are: one daughter, Chris Eatmon and a host of relatives and loved ones. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 1:00 pm, at St. Mark Baptist Church, 5722 W. 12th Street, LR. Visitation: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 1-5 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St., LR (501) 372-1305.
Nancy S. Henson 92, of Little Rock, Arkansas peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Her loving survivors include: sons, Otis Henson Nashville, AR and Arvee Henson, Jr., Flint, MI., and Andre Henson Rowlett, TX; daughter, Faye L. Henson Parker Little Rock, AR. Home going services will be Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 10:00 am, at Bullock Temple CME Church, 1513 S. Park Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Little Rock National Cemetery. Viewing: Monday, December 2, 2013, 2-5 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester Street, LR (501) 372-1305.
Della McNeal 97, of Little Rock, AR., made the transition from this earthly life to her heavenly home on November 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Money McNeal; father and mother, Wilson and Lela Bennett; five brothers, Leroy, Jessie, Jurl, Robert and John Bennett. She leaves to cherish her memory: Godson, Sterling Tucker of Fayetteville, AR; three sister in-laws, Mary, Faye and Mildred Bennett of Little Rock; a host of nieces, nephews and friends; a special nephew and caregiver, Gerald and Stephanie Bennett of Little Rock, AR. Home going services will be on Friday, November 22, 2013, 10:00 am, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 East 6th Street, Little Rock, AR. Mother McNeal will be interred with her husband at Little Rock National Cemetery. Family visitation: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR, (501) 372-1305.
Rev. Willie C. Washington of College Station, AR., one of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ good and faithful servants answered his call on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. He was the second child and oldest son born to the late Booker T. and Viola Snyder Washington on May 17,1936 in Aliceville, AL. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 54 years, Arzina Powell Washington; three sons, Jessie (Dora) Wilder, Gregory (Christine) Washington and Gary (Delisa) Washington; two daughters, Michele D. and Makesha D. Washington all of Little Rock, AR; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven brothers; seven sisters and a host of cousins, nieces & nephews.
Rev. Washington was a faithful member of Reed Memorial CME Church for over 50 years. He previously pastored Mt. Hebrew CME Church in Springfield, AR and Zion Temple CME Church in Menifee, AR.
Services for Rev. Washington will begin with a family hour on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6- 7pm at Reed Memorial CME Church, 3101 Izard Street, Little Rock, AR. Home going celebration will be Thursday, November 21, 2013, 11:00 am at Bullock Temple CME, 1513 South Park Street, Little Rock, AR., Rev. James Rouse, pastor of Reed Memorial CME Church, officiating. Care and professional services entrusted to Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 3721305. Sigh Rev. Washington’s online guestbook @ www.ruffinjarrett.com
Anthony Glenn Crutchfield, 56, of Little Rock, beloved brother and friend transitioned to our Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 7, 2013. He’s survived by his parents, Ruthie and Merron Crutchfield Sr.; sisters, Chandra Crutchfield, Constance McClure and Belinda Bowden (Larry); brothers; Merron Crutchfield Jr., Darryl Crutchfield (Sarah), Ralph Crutchfield, Wade Crutchfield and Phillip L. Crutchfield (Sharonica). Funeral services will be Friday November 15th, at 11:00 A.M. at Greater Second Baptist, 5615 Geyer Springs Road, Little Rock, AR. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.www.ruffinjarrett.com
Bessie Marie Covington Thompson went to her heavenly home on November 9, 2013. She’s preceded in death by her husband, Curtis C. Thompson; son, Curtis Tyrone Thompson; five brothers; four sisters and one niece. For many years she was a longtime faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on Daisy L. Gaston Bates & Ringo Street, Little Rock, AR. She was active in her church working as well as in Sunday School. Her loving survivors include: son, Guy L. (Rachel) Thompson; daughter, Sheila D. Thompson all of Little Rock, AR; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; one niece; and one great nephew. Home going services will be on Thursday, November 14, 2013, 10:00 am. Viewing will also be on Thursday, 9:30-10:00 am, prior to service, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home Chapel, 1200 S. Chester St. Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305. Interment will follow at Little Rock National Cemetery. Sign her online guestbook at www.ruffinjarrett.com
Juanita Price Smith, 87, went to her heavenly home on November 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley Smith, Jr.; son, LaRone Franklin; grandson, Clyde D. Elmore, III. “Miss Juanita” as she was affectionately called is survived by her son, Clyde D. Elmore, Jr. of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Leticia Finley (Clarence); Grandchildren, Clarence B. Finley, III, Crystal Finley, Cain Finley; great grandson, Cortez Finley; siblings, Henry Price (Marie); Mary Cunningham, Laverne Abernathy, Ruby Wiley (Harvey), Maxine Price, Wanda Evans of New Jersey. Deepest gratitude is extended to the staff of Chenal Heights, Hospice Home care and St. Vincent Select Specialty. Home going services will be on Monday, November 11, 2013, 11:00 am, at St. Andrews AME Church, 3003 Bishop Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Rest In Peace Cemetery, Hensley, AR. Viewing: Monday, 10-11:00 am, prior to service, at the church. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305. www.ruffinjarrett.com