Melvin Charles Dennis, Sr.

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Melvin Charles Dennis, Sr. 49, of Little Rock, AR passed peacefully on June 29, 2015. Melvin was employed with Kroger’s for over 25 years. He leaves to cherish memories to his wife, Franchelle; sons, Melvin, Jr., Montell, Marcus and Malcolm; mother, Thelma Bradford; brother, Andre (Zarinah) Dennis; sister, Donitta McGee and a host of other loving relatives. A celebration of his life will be Monday, July 6, 2015, 1:00 pm, at Miles Memorial CME Church, 1804 East Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Family visitation: Sunday, July 5, 2015, 4-5 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Michael Leon Bullock

Michael L. Bullock

Michael Leon Bullock 59, departed on June 28, 2015. Preceded in death by his father, Archie Marshall and mother, Lurline Bullock; sister, Jeanette Marshall; brothers, Dwight, David and Johnny Bullock. He is survived by: his wife, Celeste Bullock; daughter, Kimberly Jones; brothers, Tonda (Margaret) Bullock, Sr., and Stanley Bullock; sisters, Alice McCuien, Teresa Johnson, Patricia Allen and Alicia Bullock. Services: Friday, July 3, 2015, 11:00 am. Viewing: Thursday, 2-5 pm, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home (501) 372-1305.

 

Ophelia Milton

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Ophelia V. Milton 84, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on June 14, 2015. She worked many years at Paul Morrell Cleaners until she retired. Mother Milton leaves to cherish her memory: one sister, Betty Milton; five brothers, Rev. Frank Milton Jr. (Betty), Irva Milton (Pearl), Clarence Milton (Brenda), Walter Milton (Ruby) and Roy Milton (Bernetta); a host of other loving relatives and special friends. A celebration of life will be Saturday, June 20, 2015, 11:00 am, at Greater Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, 2823 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, NLR, AR. Viewing: Friday, June 19, 2015, 2015, 3-5 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester Street, LR (501) 372-1305. Sign her online guestbook @ http://www.ruffinjarrett.com

 

D’Juana Steele

D’Juana Karen Dennis Steele of Carrollton, Texas passed June 12, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory husband, Fred Steele; mother, Bernice Anderson and brother, Garry Dennis, Sr. Services will be June 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Visitation: June 18, 2015, 1 p.m., Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home (501) 372-1305.

 

Dorothy Mae McDaniel

Dorothy Mae McDaniel

Dorothy Mae Greenwood McDaniel of Little Rock, AR., transitioned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  She was a faithful member of the 34th Street Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earsie Greenwood, Sr. and Hattie Aaron; husband, Deacon Norah McDaniel, Sr.; brother, Earsie Greenwood, Jr.; and one great-grandson, Devonte McDaniel.  Survivors include: two daughters, Sandra Faye Johnson and Karen McDaniel White; seven sons, Danny, Sr., Terry (Marla), Norah Jr., William (Betty), Stanley Darrell, Sr.  (Linda), Bruce, Sr. (Shirley); one brother, Johnnie Greenwood; three sisters, Josephine Smith, Ellawee Greenwood and Betty Allen; thirty-four grandchildren; sixty-five great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Family hour will be Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6-7 P.M., at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, AR. (501) 372-1305. Funeral services will be Friday, June 19, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at Greater Second Baptist Church, 5616 Geyer Springs Road, Little Rock, AR.   Interment will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery.

 

Mable Tucker Blackman

Mable Blackman

Tucker Blackman of Little Rock, AR., passed peacefully on June 13, 2015. Her husband, Charles Blackman, Sr.; one daughter, Robbie Bridges; both parents, John Tucker and Pauline Mixon; and 11 siblings preceded her in death.  She has been a member of Gaines Street Baptist Church for the past 50 years and was actively involved until her health began to fail. She worked at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for over 50 years and finally retired at the age of 92. She leaves to celebrate her life Dr. Bonnie Hatchett, Charles Blackman, Jr., and Hosea Blackman all of Little Rock, AR; 17 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and special friends. Home going services will be on Friday, June 19, 2015, 10:00 am, at Gaines Street Baptist Church, 1601 South Gaines Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Little Rock National Cemetery. Viewing: Friday, 9-10 am, prior to service, at the church. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester Street, Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.

William Howard Poe

WILLIAM HOWARD POE, 84, of Little Rock, went home to be with his Lord on June 11, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 7, 1930 in Leachville, Ark. to the late Jerry Newton Poe, Sr. and Blanche Bean Poe.

Born deaf, he graduated from the Arkansas School for the Deaf where he learned the trade of upholstery. He worked for Continental Trailways Busline for 13 years reupholstering bus seats. In 1958, he opened Howard’s Upholstery Shop where he worked full time until his recent illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and six sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Janette; son, Neal and partner, Jay Wilkerson; daughter, Julie Poe-Caldwell and husband, Joe, all of Little Rock; one sister, Alma Phillips of Cabot; and two brothers, Frank Poe, Sr. of Benton and James Lee Poe of Leachville. He is also survived by “special” daughters, Connie Marendt and Carrie Walker and “special” grandchildren, Zach and Lauren Marendt.

Memorials may be made to the ASD-Museum or Antioch Baptist Church-Deaf Ministry. Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial service will be held at Antioch Baptist Church, 5300 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, July 12, 2015,

2-4 p.m. Arrangements by Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, (501) 372-1305.

 

Freddie Mae Williams

Freddie Mae Williams

Freddie Mae Williams passed away peacefully on June 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lady Shirley Lewis; and one son, Harold Williams. She leaves to cherish her memories: children, Delois Alexander (Welton), Charles Williams (Pamela), Barnell Williams of Dallas Texas, Billie Jo Woods “BJ” (Edward), Audrey Smith-Scott, Kimberly Hegwood-Payne (Izeal) all of Little Rock, AR; one brother, James D. Allen; 24 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; three sisters in Christ, Aretha Johnson, Mary Hardnett and Ruth King; and a host of other family and friends. A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 11:00 am, at Gaines Street Baptist Church, 1601 Gaines Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Elmlawn Cemetery. Family visitation: Friday, June 18, 2015, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305. Sign her online guestbook at www.ruffinjarrett.com

 

Dorothy McDaniel

Dorothy Mae McDaniel

Dorothy Mae Greenwood McDaniel of Little Rock, AR., transitioned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  She was a faithful member of the 34th Street Missionary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earsie Greenwood, Sr. and Hattie Aaron; husband, Deacon Norah McDaniel, Sr.; brother, Earsie Greenwood, Jr.; and one great-grandson, Devonte McDaniel.  Survivors include: two daughters, Sandra Faye Johnson and Karen McDaniel White; seven sons, Danny, Sr., Terry (Marla), Norah Jr., William (Betty), Stanley Darrell, Sr.  (Linda), Bruce, Sr. (Shirley); one brother, Johnnie Greenwood; three sisters, Josephine Smith, Ellawee Greenwood and Betty Allen; thirty-four grandchildren; sixty-five great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Family hour will be Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6-7 P.M., at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, AR. (501) 372-1305. Funeral services will be Friday, June 19, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at Greater Second Baptist Church, 5616 Geyer Springs Road, Little Rock, AR.   Interment will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery.

 

Charlie Mae Platt

Charlie Mae Platt

Charlie Mae Guiden Platt 94, of Little Rock, AR passed peacefully on June 9, 2015. She was born in England, Arkansas to James B. and Dolly Guiden. Preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Platt; both parents; and two sons, Reginald and James. She leaves to cherish her memories: three sons, Freddie of Selma, Alabama, Lawrence and Earl both of Little Rock, AR; three daughters, Cherry, Lessie and Clara all of Little Rock, AR., and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of her life will be Saturday, June 13, 2015, 10:00 am, at Greater Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, 2823 MLK Jr. Drive, Little Rock, AR. Interment will be on Monday, June 15, 2015, 11:00 am, at Little Rock National Cemetery, 2523 Confederate Blvd, LR. Family visitation: Friday, June 12, 2015, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305. Sign her online guestbook @ www.ruffinjarrett.com