Fay Victry Bennett

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Fay V. Bennett 92, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed peacefully on April 15, 2014. She’s survived by: son, Robert Bennett; four daughters, Luella Williams, Loyce Bennett, Joyce Phillips and Doris Bennett; 17 grandchildren; numerous great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.

Home going services: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 am, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 1215 Schiller Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment at Allen Cemetery, Atkins, Arkansas. Viewing: Friday, April 25, 2014, 2-5 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Bertha Lee Williamson

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Bertha Lee Williamson 65, of Little Rock, AR passed peacefully on April 15, 2014. Her loving survivors include: son, Trummonique Ismail of Miami, Fl; daughter, Kimberly Wainwright; granddaughter, Kimberly Ford; sisters, Jamie Canady (Jack), Michelle Williamson and Carolyn Hunter all of Little Rock, AR; brother, Bruce Hunter (Felica) Wisconsin and Robert Hunter Scott, AR; special cousins, Carol Kay Riddle and Lorne St. Christopher (Lily) both of North Little Rock, AR; her best friend, Delois Davis. A celebration of her life will be Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 am, at Lewis Street Church of Christ, 2716 Lewis Street, LR. Visitation: Friday, April 25, 2014, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St LR (501) 372-1305.

Brain Wayne Croon

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Brian Wayne Croon 45, of North Little Rock, AR passed on April 18, 2014. He’s survived by his mother, Karen Ray Croon of North Little Rock; father, Rickie Croon of Los Angeles, CA; sister, Shannon Croon; grandmother, Rosena Croon and a host of other loving relatives and special friends. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 am, at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 600 N. Cedar NLR, AR. Family hour will be Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30-8:30 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester Street, LR (501) 372-1305.

Floyd Wayne Gamble

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Floyd Wayne Gamble 63, of Locust Grove, Georgia passed away at his home on April 17, 2014. He leaves to cherish special memories to: his beautiful wife of 39 years, Bennie Louise (Nelson) Gamble; three children; 2 son in laws; 2 sisters, 2 brothers; 3 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral services: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 am. Family visitation: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7-8 pm, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home Chapel, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Cecile Patricia Jenkins

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Cecile P. Jenkins 75, of Little Rock, AR passed away peacefully on April 16, 2014. She’s preceded in death by both parents, Willie and Carol Pennington Brown. Her loving survivors include husband, Deacon Herman Jenkins; sister, Barbara Brandon (Clyde); brother, George W. Brown and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of her life will be on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00 am, at Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 2420 Wolfe St. LR. Interment will follow at Arkansas State Veteran Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave. NLR. Family visitation: Monday, April 21, 2014, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

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.