Lettie Webb Hester


Lettie Webb Hester 105, departed gracefully and peacefully from this earthly life to a heavenly life on April 13, 2015 in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  She was predeceased by: her husband, V B Hester; and two daughters, Rosemary Hervey and Irma Jean Hervey; her parents and all eight of her siblings.

Mother Lettie is survived by her two daughters, Julia Hester Boyle (Frank) and Vivian Hester Crook (Charles); 23 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 am, at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1304 Pine Street, North Little Rock, AR. Family visitation will be Friday evening 6-7 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305. Sign her online guestbook@www.ruffinjarrett.com

Ocie Hunter

Ocie Hunter

Ocie Hunter 89, of Little Rock passed away April 13, 2015. She is survived by: her husband, Percy Hunter; sons, Edwin D. Hunter (Lynn) of Flower mound Texas and Gerald B. Hunter (Tanya) of Denton, Texas; one daughter, Percia J. Hunter of Wylie Texas; two sisters, Juanita Brown of Little Rock and Demetria Cobin (Robert) of Kansas City, Kansas;  grandchildren, Brain Moore (Evelyn) of Carrollton Texas,  Lawauna Jones (Jonathan) of Little Rock, Geralisha Hunter of Lewisville Texas, Erick Hunter of Flower mound Texas and Isiah Hunter of Plano Texas; two great- grandsons, Brain Jr. Hunter and Brison Hunter of Carollton Texas; she also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 17, 2015, at 11:00 am, at St. Peter’s Rock Baptist Church 2201 Brown St, Little Rock, AR.

Visitation will be Thursday, 12-5 pm, at Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St, Little Rock, AR  72202 (501) 372-1305. Sign her online guestbook @ www.ruffinjarrett.com

Teresa Lynn Parks



Teresa Lynn Parks, 51 of Little Rock, Arkansas, peacefully passed April 5, 2015.  survivors include: Her husband Christopher Parks; one son Jeremy Christopher Parks; six sisters Connie Montgomery, Fannie Pigie , Lela Darden, Verna Green, Iris Reed all of Little Rock, Arkansas and Sandra (Ira) Gray of Lufkin, Texas; two brother Patrick (Linda) Kirby of Benton, Arkansas and Jessie Kirby Jr. of Germantown, Tenn., and a host of godchildren, cousins nieces, nephews, and special friends.  A Memorial Service will be Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 708 Forrester Road, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117.  Services entrusted to:  Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester Street Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.  (501.372.1305)

Joseph Henry Taylor

Joseph Taylor

Joseph Henry Taylor 85, aka Joseph H. Thompson, of Little Rock, AR., passed on March 27, 2015. His loving survivors include: wife, Lillian Taylor; 6 stepchildren; one sister, Delores Powers and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Home going services will be Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, NLR, AR. Viewing: Friday, April 3, 2015, 3-5 pm, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.


Margaret Bush


Margaret Bush 67, passed March 27, 2015. Cherishing fond memories: sisters, Annie Fuller, Bobbie Wells, Janice Norwood Wade and a host of other relatives.

Funeral: Saturday, April 4th, 11:00 am, St. Paul Baptist Church, 2603 Commerce LR. Viewing: Friday, April 3rd, 11-5 pm, Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home (501) 372-1305.

Betty Mae Toliver


Betty Mae Toliver of North Little Rock, AR., was born August 13, 1938 and peacefully passed on March 28, 2015. She was the daughter of John and Bernice Tenpenny. Betty was the wife of the late Henry L. Toliver Sr. for over 40 years of faithful marriage. She had over 30 years of service before retiring from the North Little Rock School District. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and one sister. She is survived by: three sons, Henry Curtis and Lynn; four daughters, Deborah, Patricia, Robin and Marketta; two brothers, Clarence and Samuel; two sisters, Jeanetta and Rose and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6-8 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. Little Rock, AR., (501) 372-1305.

She was a faithful member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 8205 Hwy 161 North Little Rock, AR., where funeral services will be held Friday, April 3, 2015, at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Little Rock National Cemetery at 12:00 noon.

Please leave the family your condolences at Betty’s online guestbook: www.ruffinjarrett.com

Frank Arthure Camp


Frank Camp, Jr. 86, of Little Rock, Arkansas went home to be with the Lord, February 21, 2015.  He is preceded in death by his parents;  Frank Camp, Sr. and Gladys Thomas; siblings, John, William “Bill” , Coretha, Lottie Gilmore, Ada Mason, Lela Hill and Von Camp. He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife Mrs. Pearl Camp; children, Walter (Arminder) Camp, Wilma Waits, Kenneth Camp, Waymond(Mary) Camp, Deborah(Turna) Grigsby, Teresa Willis and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends, A celebration of his life will be Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be Friday. February 27, 2015 , 2-4pm both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. Little Rock, Arkansas (501)372-1305.

Betty Jean Trimble

Betty Jean Scarborough Trimble was born to Mr. Wardell and Bertha Scarborough on March 27, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She departed this early life February 20th at 9:55pm, surrounded by Family and Friends. She dedicated her life to Christ at a early age and united with St. John Baptist Church 6th and Kimball under the leadership of Pastor L. Embry Betty attended Little Rock Public School and graduated for Horace Mann in 1965. She furthered her education at Philander and Ouachita Baptist University receiving a M.A. in education. She was an educator in all areas with emphasis in Math, English, and special education as well as a Special education teacher.

She was proceeded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Wardell Scarborough, Sister Joann Dickerson, and two nephews. Left to treasure her memories her husband of twenty-nine years, three daughters: Tracy Farmer of Maritta, Ga, Tarshia Farmer, Kadrianne Farmer of Little Rock, Ar, son Montreal Trimble (Yolanda) of Jackson, Ar, grandson Yancy Farmer (Shrone) of Fort Sill, Ok, granddaughter: Autumn Rain Tippett of Little Rock, great grandsons: Yancy Farmer Jr., Yantreal Farmer of Fort Sill, Ok.



Louis Sampson, Sr.

Louis Sampson Sr., of North Little Rock, Arkansas, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 87, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 4:50 a.m.  at Hospice Homecare of Little Rock, Arkansas, following a lengthy illness.

Louis Sampson Sr., was born to the union of James and Ruby Sampson on October 1, 1927, in Madison Florida. The family later moved to Valdosta, Georgia.  The lessons learned from his parents served to enhance his life, naturally and spiritually. He was always a hard worker, who not only supported his family, but served others as well.  Seeking greater employment opportunities, he moved to Arkansas, and was joined in holy matrimony with Willie Mae Terry on March 10, 1952, for 62 years. He was a retired dry cleaner supervisor and operator.

A reserved person, he was dedicated to his family, a hard worker with strong work ethics, and always punctual.  He loved new gadgetry and all manner of technological innovation; always wanting to be the first to obtain the latest new gadget or invention.

He was a member of New Calvary Temple C.O.G.I.C in North Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was saved and gave his life to the Lord. He served faithfully under the leadership of Bishop D.L. Lindsey and Pastor Timothy Hopson. He loved serving in ministry and worked faithfully as a leader of the Usher Board;        a member of the Finance Committee and Coordinator of the Transportation Department.

He was best known to his family, friends and acquaintances as “Pops”.  An avid western fan, Pops loved to watch western shows on television, especially “The Rifleman”. He was compassionate about maintaining his lawn and kept a picturesque, manicured and landscaped lawn, and often could be seen riding his mower. He was landscaping his lawn right up to when he had to go to the hospital.

Louis Sampson was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a brother and a son, Don Ray Sampson. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and faithful wife, Willie Mae Sampson; one son,  Louis Sampson Jr. (Helen) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four daughters, Barbara Perry (Jerome) of Washington DC;  LauVern A. Sutton (Leroy) of Little Rock, Arkansas; Terry Hughes (Ricky) of Nashville, TN; Patricia Sampson of Little Rock, AR; Twelve grand-children; Thirteen great grand-children; A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and the New Calvary Temple Church Family.







Elizabeth “Nookie” Mayfield


ELIZABETH MAYFIELD “NOOKIE,” 84, of Little Rock, Ark. transitioned on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at home with loved ones. Her memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, 6 p.m., at New Hope Baptist Church, 1851 Howard St., Little Rock, Ark. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR, Ark. (501) 372-1305