Anna Marie Miller

Anna Marie Miller



ANNA MARIE WOOD MILLER, was born in Monroe Michigan on January 10, 1941 to Royal A. Wood Sr. and Mary Earnestine Cheatham Wood. She transitioned on August 25, 2015. Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Andre Wood; two sisters, Elizabeth J. Epps and Patricia L. Wood; one grandson, David Miller III. Anna leaves to cherish her memory, husband, David Sr.; three sons, David Miller Jr. of Modesto, CA, Barry Miller (Muriel) of Maumelle, AR and Stacy Miller of Hayward, CA; two grandsons, DeAndre Miller and Ty Miller, of Sacramento, CA; four granddaughters, Iesha Miller, Savannah Miller of Sacramento, CA, Brittany Miller of Maumelle, AR, Andrea Miller of Newark, CA; one great granddaughter, Ania H. Miller-Johnson of Sacramento, CA; three brothers, Royal A. Wood Jr. of Kalamazoo, MI, Royce A. Wood (Dorian) of Oakland, CA, Robert A. Wood (Ann)of Monroe, MI; one sister, Mary E. Miles of Monroe, MI and a host of relatives and friends.

Family Hour, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street Little Rock, AR (501)372-1305. A Celebration of Life, 10:30 am, Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church, 8112 Bicentennial Road, NLR, AR. Interment will follow at The Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland, NLR AR. Sign her online guestbook @


Charlene Holt McCrary


Charlene Holt McCrary, 96, of Little Rock, AR departed this life August 26, 2015. She was born in Bingen, AR to the late Jesse and Viola Scoggins Holt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl McCrary; sisters Ruth Forest, Roberta Stone, Hazel and Pearlie Holt.


She was a retired nurse from the VA Air Base Hospital in Jacksonville, AR


Survivors are: daughter, Patricia Williams (Roy) Boston, MA; son, Anthony McCrary Little Rock, AR; granddaughters, Pamela Martin and Asha Morgan (Sheldon) Boston, MA; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; beloved nieces; nephews and great nieces; nephews; and two niece/daughters, Carolyn Stone and Marilyn Henderson of Little Rock, AR.


Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015, visitation 10- 10:45 a.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St., Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.



Florea Harvey


Florea “Flo” Harvey, age 78, of Little Rock, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015. Survivors include: sons, Willie Smith, Chicago, IL, and Bruce Harvey, Kansas City, MO; one brother, Alexander Douthard, Jr.; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 11:00 a.m., Bethel AME Church, 815 W. 16th St., Little Rock, Ark. Interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, Ark.

Visitation: Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at the church.

Services entrusted to Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St., Little Rock, Ark. (501) 372-1305.

Michael Wayne Smith


Michael Wayne Smith, 51 of Little Rock passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory: Mother, Jerry Jackson; two sisters, Lavette (Jon) and Lisa; two brothers, Donald (San) and Willie; and a host of family and friends. Memorial Services: 1 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2015 at Ruffin and Jarrett


Lou M. Taylor

Lou Taylor

Lou M. Taylor 92, of Little Rock, AR., passed away October 31, 2013. Her loving survivors include: four sons, Allen Davis and Robert Taylor both of Wichita, Kansas, Milton and Carl Taylor of Little Rock, Arkansas; daughters, Margaret Palmer, Mary Ransom and Joyce Facen-Pruitt all of Little Rock, AR; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Home going services will be on Saturday, November 9, 2013, 11:00 am, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Daisy L. Gaston Bates Dr. & Ringo Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family visitation: Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:30-8:30 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.


Malvertis Woolfolk



Malvertis Woolfolk


Malvertis Woolfolk, of Little Rock, Arkansas was born February 3, 1929, to the late John and Janie Freeman of Sherrill, Arkansas, and received her wings Monday, August 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Cozy Lee Woolfolk; siblings, Essie Freeman, Gerald Freeman, Demple McCray, John Freeman Jr, Thornton Freeman and Charles Freeman; children, Timothy Woolfolk and Cozette Woolfolk.


She is survived by: sons, Paul (Erma) Woolfolk, Donald Woolfolk, Ronald Woolfolk, Michael (Kenitra) Woolfolk, Charles Brown and Anthony Freeman; daughters Shirley Lowe, Gloria Wright, Linda (Yancy) Hooks, Marilyn Rutledge, Cozetta (Terry) Lee, Gwendolyn (Theodis) Bealer, Yolanda Woolfolk, Diane Woolfolk, Jillian Woolfolk, and Natalyn Woolfolk; three sisters, Dorothy Bland, Janie (Willie) Thomas, and Juana Dockett; sister-in-law Charlene Freeman; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of relatives.


A family hour will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015, 6-8 pm at Gospel Temple Baptist, 2420 Wolfe St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. Service will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015, 11 am at First Baptist Church, 901 Calhoun St, Little Rock, Arkansas, Reverend Wilbon Trimble officiating.


Special thank you to Baptist Home Hospice, especially Tina Parker and Kelly Clifton for the love, care and compassion extended to our family.


Winifred Whitfield

Winifred Whitfield

Winifred McLemore Whitfield, our beloved matriarch, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on August 5, 2015 at 102 years of age in her home away from home, Brooklyn, New York. She was born October 11, 1912. She is survived by: sons Robert Ellis Whitfield, Richard Maurice Whitfield, and Edward Leroy Whitfield; daughter Winifred McLemore Whitfield; the granddaughter she raised as her own Sharra Bashi; grandchildren Yolanda, Gregg, Nandi, and Kazi; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


Winifred earned her undergraduate degree from Philander Smith College and a Masters Degree from the University of Arkansas, both in education. She taught elementary grades in the Little Rock Public School system for 39 years and was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She loved her family, church, gardening, sewing, and water aerobics, and was an active member of her community and the arts. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Mattie McLemore, her husband, Robert Whitfield and her brothers, Winston and Carl.


Funeral services will be held at Bethel AME Church (815 W. 16th St.) Saturday August 15, 2015. Viewing is at 10am and services at 11am with internment to follow. She will be buried alongside her parents at Haven of Rest Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be made to Philander Smith College in honor of Mrs. Winifred M. Whitfield.



James Edward Richards


James “Jim” Richards, Jr. was born in Georgiana, Alabama- Butler County- on February 6, 1942. He’s the son of the late Harry L. and Ruth Richards. After graduating high school in Niagara Falls, NY, he enlisted in the US Air Force and was on active duty for 8 years. He was employed at the VA Hospital until his retirement. His wife of 25 years, Dorothy “Dot” Richards, was the love of his life. She preceded him. James is survived by his: sisters, Alene Drinks (Newton) and Jewell Lee; and brother, Harry Richards, Jr. all residing in Niagara Falls, NY. His family and friends will miss him greatly. Visitation will be Thursday, August 13, 2015, 3-5pm. The funeral ceremony will be Friday, August 14, 2015, 10:30am. Both services will be held at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock. Interment will follow at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.


Sarah Davenport



On August 8, 2015, SARAH DAVENPORT, “Miss Honey”, surrounded by members of her immediate

family, peacefully transitioned from her earthly temple to be with the Lord.

She was born August 21,1914, in the Douglas community near Grady, AR, the second of five children

born to Johnny Johnson and Mary Bailey Johnson. Reared and educated in Lincoln County, Sarah

married Charley Davenport on December 24,1941, eventually moving to Swan Lake, AR and later to

Altheimer, AR in Jefferson County. There, she joined the Eudora Baptist Church serving faithfully

under the leadership of Rev. Grover Shaw. Widowed at the age of 56 following the death of her husband

in 1970, she eventually relocated to Little Rock where she united with First Baptist Church Highland

Park, serving with dedication until her health began to fail.

Sarah retired from Arkansas Children’s Hospital after 21 years of meritorious service in Environmental


She was preceded in death by all of her siblings, Corinne, Johnny, Jr., Thelmon, and Robirda ; as well as

her first husband, Freddie Shavers and four (4) children: Leroy Shavers, Liza Page, Norva Jean and

Christopher Davenport.

She is survived by her children, Edna Shavers of Tulsa, OK; Dorothy Phillips, Herman Davenport

(Bobette), Gloria Davenport, Earl Davenport( Carmella) and Calvin Davenport, Little Rock, AR; Christine

Austin, Pine Bluff, AR; Marie Phillips (Charles), Aurora, Illinois; and Charletta Gibby, Conyers, GA; and a

host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 14, 2015 from 6-7:00pm at Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200

Chester, Little Rock, AR. Funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at St.

John Missionary Baptist Church, 2501 S. Main Street, Little Rock, AR, Rev. C. Dennis Edward, I, pastor;

Rev. W.W. Walker, Jr., officiating. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park 2801 Asher Avenue,

Little Rock.

The Family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehab for

their comforting and compassionate care of our Mother.


Harold Ridgeway


Harold Ridgeway, 74, of Jacksonville, AR. transitioned August 4, 2015. He retired from the U.S.A.F. as a TSGT after 28 years, and retired from the Post Office after 20 years of service. Survivors include: his wife, Kay F. (Tappin) Ridgeway of Jacksonville, Ark.; two sons, Juan H. Ridgeway (Josephine) of Jacksonville, AR; and Shangaleza T. Ridgeway of Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. The family hour will be at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street in Little Rock, on Thursday, August 13, 2015, 6-7pm. Mr. Ridgeway’s funeral service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015, 11am, at McAlmont Church of Christ, 1824 E. 46th Street in North Little Rock, Ark. He will be laid to rest at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Ave., North Little Rock, Ark.