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


Lawrence Martin Williams


LAWRENCE MARVIN WILLIAMS, 75, of Little Rock, Ark. entered this life Oct. 15, 1939 and departed on Feb. 5, 2015. Lawrence leaves to cherish his memory four cousins, Patricia Hightower, Joann Hewett (Mark) Little Rock, Cecilia Hayes(Jim) Hillsboro, Ill. and Cynthia Belinsky, Southfield, Mich.; stepsister, Hazel Stackhouse and goddaughter, Sandra Enoch. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 11 a.m. at Lewis Street Church of Christ, 2716 S. Lewis St., Little Rock, Ark. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 6-7 p.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester St., LR, Ark., 501-372-1305.

Bernice Robinson


Bernice Robinson 100, of North Little Rock, AR., passed peacefully on January 29, 2015. Her loving survivors include: niece, Frankie Lee Jenkins of North Little Rock, AR; nephew, Charles (Diane) Cotton, Jr. of Detroit, Michigan and a host of relatives and friends. Home going services will be on Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 am, at Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 2420 Wolfe Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery. Viewing: Friday, February 6, 2015, 1-5 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St., Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.


Walter C. Dorn, Jr.


Walter C. Dorn Jr., 65, of Beaumont, Texas died Jan. 21, 2015. He was formerly a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Little Rock. Mourning him are his son, grandchildren, sister, nephews, great-nephew and niece, other relatives and friends. His funeral service will be Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 11 a.m. at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home Chapel, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock AR 72202. (501) 372-1305

Sarah Lee Fells

Sarah Lee Fells 85, of Little Rock, AR., was born on February 8, 1929 and passed away January 22, 2015. She is the second daughter of the late Paul Fells and Selina Fells, born in Terry, Arkansas. She later moved to Moscow, Arkansas and attended Oakridge School.

She was preceded in death by her life partner, Ester Martin; father, Paul Fells; mother, Selina Fells; sisters, Zepharin (York) Johnson-Davis, Kathanna (York) Milton, Corrine “Jackie”(Fells) Sisturnk, Osie Mae ”Tithe” (Fells) Taylor; brothers, William “Snoop” Fells and Marshall York.

Sarah Lee leaves behind her surviving sisters, Gertrude (Fells) Gray and Alline (Fells) Atkins both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and a special cousin, Veodis Allmon of Little Rock, Ar. She leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and family friends.

Sarah will be missed by all who knew her.

Home going service will be on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, NLR, AR. Viewing: Friday, January 30, 2015, 10-11 am, prior to service, both services at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home Chapel, 1200 South Chester Street, Little Rock, AR (501) 372-1305.




Mayoma Abraham Givens

Mayoma Abraham Givens 99, Little Rock, AR., took her heavenly journey to be with the Lord on January 25, 2015, with her loved ones surrounding her. She was born in Scott, Arkansas on Oct. 14, 1915 to Phennie Yates Abraham and Isaiah Abraham. She was a Deaconess, a dedicated Sunday School Teacher until her health failed, a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister, and spiritual leader to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, George Givens; a son, Theodis Givens; and her siblings; 9 brothers and 3 sisters. She will be greatly missed and leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, Alice M. Armstrong of Little Rock; one son, Nathaniel (Corine) Givens; two granddaughters; Kamala Colbert of Charlotte, NC and Dawn (Ricky) Hansberry of Little Rock; five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a host of special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services scheduled on Friday, January 30, 2015, 1pm at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 105 North Smothers, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Rest In Peace Memorial Gardens, Hensley, AR. Viewing is scheduled for Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12-5 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.

Elma Mahomes Sims

Mother Sims

Mother Elma M. Sims, 106, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015.  She was born November 30, 1908.  She is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and her St. John Church family.


Public viewing: Today, January 29th, 12-5 p.m., Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305. She will lie in state Friday, January 30th, 9:00 am followed by funeral services at 10:00 a.m., at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Roosevelt and Main Street, Little Rock, AR.