Clendetta Janell Chatman

Clendette Chatman

Clendetta “CJ” Chatman 56, of Little Rock, AR went to be with the Lord on July 01, 2014. She was born October 30, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late A.J. Sr. and Jewelene Bonner. She was preceded in death by two brothers, A.J. Bonner JR and Jackie Bonner. She leaves to cherish her husband, Calvin Chatman; daughter, Ebony Chatman-Scroggins; and two grandchildren, Shaundreka Chatman and Dreshaun Doyne; three sisters, Andriette Bonner, Avis (Ulysses) Thames and Judy Kendell; two brothers, Sal (Melrita) Bonner and Jerrell Bonner; and a host of family and friends. Home going services will be on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:00 am, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 1215 S. Schiller Street, Little Rock, AR. There will be a viewing on Friday, July, 11, 2014, from 12:00-5:00 pm and a family hour from 6:00-7:00 pm at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester Street, Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305

 

Rita Rochelle Williams

Rita Williams

Rita Rochelle Williams 56, of Jacksonville, AR., departed this life on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory: son, Deonne Williams; mother, Marvell Williams; brothers, Moses Williams, Jr., Garyl (Kimberly) Williams and Donald Smith; sisters, Daryl Swan, Diane (Warren) Dunbar, Gwendolyn Thompson and Victoria Smith and a host of other relatives. Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:00 am, Mt. Araratt Baptist Church, 5417 Valentine Road, North Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, NLR, AR. Family visitation will be Friday, July 11, 2014, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St., Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.

Pearl Jones

Pearl Jones

Pearl Lee Mansker Jones 89, of Little Rock, AR., departed this life on July, 2014. Her loving survivors include: sons, Preston (Sherry) Harlston, Jr., Emmitt L. Currin, Sr., Rev. Donald R. Akins, Douglas (Pauline) Akins and Isaac (Beverly) Akins, Sr.; daughters, Gladys Pardue, Barbara Brown-Smith and Pamela (Michael) Stewart; 27 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary (Eddie) Porter of Chicago, IL., and Dimple (Horace) Walker of Decatur, IL., other family and friends. Home going services will be on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11:00 am, at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 7510 Hwy 365 South, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Rest In Peace Memorial Gardens, Hensley, AR. Visitation: July 11, 2014, 7:30-8:30 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Willie Ann Holmes

Willie Ann Holmes

Willie Ann Holmes 71, of Little Rock, AR passed away peacefully on June 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Holmes, Jr. She is survived by son, Anthony Sean Holmes; and daughter, Annette S. Holmes; five brothers; four sisters and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and special friends. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Christway Missionary Baptist Church Youth Department.

A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, July 5, 2014, 11:00 am, at Christway Missionary Baptist Church, 4324 Potter Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will be on Monday, July 7, 2014, 11:00 am, at Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, TN. Viewing: Today, July 3, 2014, 1-5 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester Street, LR (501) 372-1305.

Catherine Embry

Catherine Embry

CATHERINE MILES EMBRY 92, of Little Rock, AR departed this life June 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Embry; son, James Earl Embry; parents Paris and Sallie Miles; four brothers and four sisters.

She was a member of the Virginia Ray Missionary Society, Stewardess Board, Sunday School, and the Catherine Embry Adult Choir.

She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Herman Embry; daughters, Margaret Trezvant, Joanne (Alton) Nichols; four sisters, Alice (Willie) West of Sacramento, CA, Travistine Ackles of Los Angeles, CA, Helen Copeland of Richmond, CA, Cathleen Nelson of Little Rock, AR; 16 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Funeral: Saturday, July 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at Moody Chapel A.M.E. Church, Pastor Hezekiah Stewart, Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Rest in Peace Hensley AR. Viewing: Thursday, July 3, 2014, 1-5pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Barbara Edwards

Barbara Jean Edwards 68, of Little Rock, AR., was called home June 29, 2014. She was born & raised Little Rock, AR.

Preceded in death by: husband, Robert D. Edwards, Sr.; son, Broderick D. Shavis; her parents, Beatrice Gardiner Thomas Tyson & Fred F. Tyson; and four siblings.

She is honored in memory by her children, Ricky Tyson, Regina Edwards-Record, Alan Tyson, Andrea Allen, Luciana Edwards & Robert Edwards Jr; her siblings and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family & friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 7, 2014, at 10am, at St. Paul MBC, 2603 Commerce St. Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Little Rock National Cemetery. Visitation services will be held Sunday, July 6, 2014, 5-6 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St.,

Little Rock, AR.

 

Carl Lynn “Chuck” Henry

Carl Henry

Carl Lynn Henry of Little Rock, AR passed peacefully on June 26, 2014. He’s preceded in death by daughter, La’Shaunna Henry. His loving survivors include: wife, Ersaleen Henry; children, Kevin (Carla), Karl and Christopher Henry; mother, Jean Barnes; five siblings and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

A celebration of his life will be on Thursday, July 3, 2014, 10:00 am, at Greater Faith Temple Church, 1920 S. Broadway Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Little Rock National Cemetery. Family visitation will be Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Paul Lester McClain, Jr.

Paul MCClain

Paul McClain Jr., 65 of Little Rock, AR., passed away June 24, 2014. Survivors include: wife, Adelaida McClain; sons, Paul McClain III, John McClain and Tyson McClain; daughter, Amber McClain; sister, Canta Wells; brother, Keena Freeman and a host of other loving relatives.

Home going services will be Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:00 am, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 9624 Higgins Switch Road, LR. Interment will follow at Rest In Peace Memorial Gardens, Hensley, AR. Viewing: Friday, June 27, 2014, 3-6 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Johnnie Faye Moore

Mother Moore Picture

Johnnie Faye Moore 84, of North Little Rock, AR., went peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Mrs. Moore was member of Independence Baptist Church, were she serve as a faithful member and Chairman of the Mother’s Board for many years. She retired as a Foster Parent after 30 years of caring and loving for more than 360 children. She retired as a care giver for Elizabeth Dales, R.N. for 45 years “Faithful Friends”. Preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

She’s survived by her children: Mary M. Parham (Herbert), Diane Lawrence (Jessie), Sammy, Eugene and Antonio Moore; her sisters and one brother: Margree Barbee, Laura Speed, Lillie Baker, Louise Chapman, Odell Austin, Emma McClendon, Gladys Jefferson, Gertie May Wright and brother, John L. Williams; a loving and faithful grandmother, great- grandmother, aunt and great aunt.

Home going services will be on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at Independence Baptist Church, 822 Locust Street, NLR, AR. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, NLR, AR. Visitation: Friday, June 27, 2014, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

 

 

Bessie Mae Martin

Bessie Martin

Bessie Mae Martin 97, of North Little Rock, AR., passed peacefully on June 12, 2014. Her loving survivors include: a dedicated cousin and caregiver as devoted as a daughter, Shirley Davis (James), North Little Rock, AR; grandchildren, Jaime Harris (Gregory) Memphis, TN, Brian Davis (DeNotria) Edmond, OK; great-grandchildren, Gregory Harris, Jr., Brian Davis II, Brayden Davis; two cousins who were like nieces, Beulah Terry, Chicago, IL and Betty J. Cunningham, North Little Rock, AR and a host of other relatives and loving friends. Home going services will be on Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11:00am, at Eighth Street Baptist Church, 821 Hickory Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114. Interment will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery, 7102 West 12th Street, Little Rock 72204.Visitation: Friday, June 20, 2014, 6–7pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home Chapel, 1200 S. Chester Street, Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.