Iopal Daniels

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Iopal Lovice Richardson Daniels 95, of Little Rock, AR was called to her Eternal Home on February 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave Richardson; and Lota Arnold Richardson; brother, Oscar Richardson; maternal grandmother, Alice Arnold, who raised her; and husband, David Daniels, Sr., after marriage of 26 years. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Personal Savior at the age of 12. She loved and served the Lord faithfully. She and the Holy Bible were inseparable, and she joyfully shared God’s Word with others. She was a Strong Prayer Warrior! She was a faithful, dedicated member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church since 1945. She retired after 22 years of outstanding service to the education profession, as an Elementary School Teacher from the Pulaski County Special School District, Which included 10 years in the Lonoke County School District. She leaves to cherish her memories: 2 children, Loualice I. Daniels, of Little Rock, AR., and Dr. David H. Daniels, Jr. of California; 5 grandchildren, David Henry Daniels (Shelia), Dorothy Jean Daniels, Doreen Jeanette Daniels-Oates (Vernon), Dan Daniels (Lorri) and Dora Jane Daniels-Holden (Craig) all of California; 10 great grandchildren, Jasmine, Jada Iopal, Hanna, Harper, Owen, Olivia, Orlando, David Hayden, Lu Yi, Dane and a host of other relatives and friends. Special thanks and appreciation is extended to the entire staff and nursing rehabilitation at Good Shepherd for their compassionate, comprehensive care, to my mother for 5 years. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11 am, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 908 Cross Street, Little Rock, AR. Visitation will also be Saturday, 10-11 am, prior to the funeral at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester Street, Little Rock, AR. (501) 372-1305.

Sarah Henry

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Sarah C. Henry departed this Earth on Monday morning, February 13, 2017 in Little Rock.  She was 78 years old.

She was born on January 11, 1938 in Smackover, Arkansas to Bessie Mae and Moses Calloway.

Sarah C. Henry is survived by her children, Michael R. Calloway and Sandra L. Henry; her sister, Dorothy Welch (Jay); and brother, Leroy Calloway (Emily); 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

She was a graduate of AM & N in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in education.

Sarah C. Henry began her teaching career in the sixties. She began her teaching career at Forest Heights Jr. High, teaching middle school English. After many years, she transferred to Parkview High School, teaching high school English. She retired from teaching in 2005.

She was very passionate about teaching, and was an active member of many professional organizations – the  National Education Association, the Arkansas Education Association, the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the AR Council of Teachers of English Language Arts.

Sarah C. Henry was a very dedicated member of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church and Immanuel Baptist Church for many years.

Visitation will be Friday, February 17, 2017, 6 – 7 p.m., at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home 1200 S. Chester St. Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.

Services will be Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 1700 State Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 11:00 am, at the Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave. NLR, AR.

James Goodman

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James Bernard Goodman 65, of Little Rock, AR passed away on January 23, 2017. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad as an engineer for 30 plus years. He leaves cherished memories to his wife, Lois Goodman of forty-two years; his son, James Goodman II; daughter, Jamilah Goodman; sister, Stella Hall; sister in law, Andrea Farr; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Elmlawn Cemetery, 5810 W. 12th St., LR.  Viewing: Friday, January 27, 2017, 2-4 pm, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home Chapel, 1200 South Chester Street, Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305. Sign online guestbook @www.ruffinjarrett.com

Cynfranesia L. Williams

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Cynfranesia “Neasie” Williams, 54 of Sherwood, AR., passed away peacefully on January 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Willis Williams. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Lametria Wafford (James III); mother Ollie Williams of Little Rock; three sisters, Denita Williams, Lisa Fuller (Wayne), both of Little Rock; and Shanee Moore of Sherwood; two grandchildren, James IV and Evan Grace; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and one very special friend, Tyree Layne.

Funeral Services will be Friday, January 27, 2017, 11am, at Mosaic Church 6221 Colonel Glenn Rd., Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, 8507 AR-161 North Little Rock, AR. Family visitation: Thursday, January 26, 2017 6pm-7pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester Street, LR (501) 372-1305.

 

Evelyn Louise Hubbard

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Evelyn Louise Hubbard 91, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. She leaves to cherish her memories: 8 children, 23 grandchildren, 1 brother and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 27, 2017, 11:00 am, at Holy Cross Missionary Baptist Church, 4800 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 12:00 noon, at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave. NLR, AR. Family hour will be Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305

Ralph Fredrick Banks

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Ralph Frederick Banks 68, of Little Rock, AR., passed away on January 20, 2017. He was born February 21, 1932 to Walter Banks Sr. and Fern Geneva Banks. He leaves to mourn one daughter, Dr. Krameelah M. Banks; two sons, Ralph Wayne Banks and Fredrick F. Banks; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 28th, at 11am. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, 8507 Hwy 161, NLR, AR. Viewing: Friday, Jan. 27th, 1-4 pm, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home Chapel, 1200 South Chester St., Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.

Dorothy Mae Pearson

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Dorothy M. Pearson of Little Rock, Arkansas entered into eternal peace on January 18, 2017. Dorothy is survived by her children, Douglas (Paula) Williams, Valerie Gooden, Vivian Baltimore and Kijana (Pamela) Royal; brothers, Harold Robertson (Stephanie) Le Polean (Annette) Logan, Michael Springs and Dwight Johnson; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

A celebration of life will be held on January 28, 2017, 11:00 am, at Southside Church of Christ, 9300 Geyer Springs Road, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Rest In Peace Memorial Park, Hensley, AR. Visitation: Saturday, 10-11 am, prior to service, at the church. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Arthur Drumgoole, Sr.

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Arthur Drumgoole, Sr. 76 of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away January 21, 2017.  His loving survivors include: wife, Gracie M. Drumgoole; 4 children, Angela D. Reed, Arlington, TX., Ronald Drumgoole, Jackson, MS., Anthony Drumgoole (Nichole), Arlington, TX., and Jimmy Drumgoole (Tameka), Desoto, TX; 7 siblings; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. Home going services will be Friday, January 27, 2017, 11:00 am, at Holy Temple COGIC, 1322 S. Pulaski St. Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery. Family visitation: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7-8 pm, at Williams Temple COGIC, 1723 Commerce St. LR. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.

Joe Hughes

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Rev. Joe Hughes, Jr. entered eternal rest on the 13th day of January, 2017. Seeking someone to take care of a love one is an awesome task, so it helps when you find professionals like the ones who took care of our dad.  Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and management of Baptist Health Medical Center, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center, The Lakes at Maumelle and Arkansas Hospice who seemed as though their job was their ministry as they showed compassion and the highest level of professionalism in ensuring a dignified and loving transition. The many memories we had will always be in our hearts, daughters, Patricia A Hughes of Houston TX and Stephanie M (Percy) Webb of No. Little Rock.  A celebration in remembrance will be held at Liberty Hill MBC, 1215 So Schiller on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11am, with viewing beginning at 10:00 am.  Viewing: Friday, January 20, 2017, 2-4 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 s. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

 

Marie Dukes Franklin-Brown

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Marie Dukes Franklin-Brown 89, of Little Rock died peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice Little Rock.

She was a retiree of UAMS and PCSSD and a seventy-year member of First Baptist Church 811 S.A.  Jones NLR., AR.  There she served as Church Clerk, Usher, and remained active & devoted to the Sunday School, Mission Ministry, and NLR City Mission and studied for twenty-three years with the Women of the Community Bible Study in Little Rock.

Preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Edmond Dukes and Ann Johnson-Dukes; step-mother, Willie G. Thomas-Dukes; brother, Louis Dukes; sons, Floyd and Lloyd Franklin; daughter, JoAnn Franklin Gray, and Husband Nathaniel Brown.

Cherishing her memory are, daughter, Linda K. Gray-Little Rock, AR; grandsons, Mark D. Gray, Sr., Little Rock, AR, and Lehman Gray, Harvey, Ill; granddaughters, Nina C. Gray, Maumelle, AR, Tishua (Henry) Rosado, Longview, Texas and Cassaundra D. Gray, Ft Worth Texas; brother, Reverend Earnest Dukes (Dorothy) Florissant, Missouri; sisters, Alice Parker of Gary, Indiana and Verma J. Farrish of San Jose, California, and a host of great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and close friends.

Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2017, 6-7 p.m., at First Baptist 811 S. A. Jones Dr. NLR, AR.  Celebration of Life Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11 am, Pastor William L. Robinson, officiating.

Services entrusted to: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, LR (501) 372-1305.

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Psalms 73:26