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.


James Hall, Jr.


James Hall, Jr., 95, of Little Rock, surrounded by his wife and children, departed this life and entered

eternal rest with God, our Heavenly Father on January 15, 2015 in his home. His passing marked a

chapter completed, a page turned, a life well lived and rest well earned. He was preceded in death by

his beloved daughter, Brenda Hall Horton; sons, James III and Larry Shine and granddaughter, Courtney

Hall. He is survived by Ida, his devoted and loving wife of nearly 68 years; beloved children: Harry

(Gladys) Banks, Janice (Henry) Gaillard, Michael Hall, Juanita (Mitchell) Medcalf, Ronnie Sr. (Debbie) Hall, Jerry Hall, Charles (Valerie) Hall, Gregory (Kim) Hall and Clarice Hall; 21 loving grandchildren and 12 precious great grandchildren; beloved sister, Mable Hall Moore, sister-in-law Rose Worthy Hall and brother in law, Leotis Macon; numerous nieces, nephews , great nieces and nephews who thought “there was none like Uncle James”; and a host of cousins, other relatives, friends and neighbors. Family hour: Friday, January 23, 2015, 6-7p.m., at Harris Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 11611 Highway 365 South, Little Rock. Celebration of Life, Saturday, January 24, 2015, 11:00a.m., First Baptist Church – Higgins, 9700 Highway 365 South, Little Rock. For providing such compassionate care and support for James a special thank you to Dr. A. Jack Somers, Dr. Shane Kimball, City Pharmacy and our Arkansas Hospice family. The family will be at the home, 11707 Highway 365 South, Little Rock, AR 72206. Services entrusted to Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester Street, Little Rock, AR 72202. (501) 372-1305.

Calvin T. Scribner


Calvin T. Scribner 92, of Little Rock, AR., passed peacefully on January 12, 2015. He was

preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Rosa T. Scribner. Survivors include his loving daughter,

Carolyn Scribner. An active member of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, serving on the Deacon

Board for 35 years. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Canaan Trustee Fund. A

celebration of his life will be on Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:00 am, at Canaan Missionary Baptist

Church, 1700 State Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow with honors at Arkansas State

Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave., North Little Rock, AR. Family visitation will be on

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6-7 pm, at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by:

Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.


Louis Brown, Jr.


Louis “Q” Brown, Jr. transitioned from this life, to his new life Saturday, January 10, 2015 at University of Arkansas Medical Science in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born October 13, 1957 in DeWitt, Arkansas to the late Louis Sr. and Bessie (Bearden) Brown. He left a legacy, treasure trove of memories, laughter and love to all that knew him.

Louis loved doing mechanic work, talking with people and especially making them laugh. He was a man full of words, history and wisdom. He never met a stranger, all they had to do was speak one word and “it was on”. He shall surely be missed by all but never forgotten

Louis attended school in DeWitt Public Schools where he graduated in 1978.

He was preceded in death by both parents Louis Brown Sr., Bessie M. Brown, one sister Gale Brown

He leaves to cherish his life and memories one son Remon C. (Falon) Bledsoe, two grandchildren Remon Bledsoe Jr., Tayiah Bledsoe, six brothers – Ezell, Eddie, Jimmy (Toni) Brown of Little Rock, Arkansas, Gregory Brown of Moreno Valley, California, Kenneth Wayne Brown of Austin, Texas, Don Earl Brown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Curtis Wade Brown of West Bend, Wisconsin; four daughters – Mattie (Elder Bennie) Allen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Annette (Darnell) Bledsoe of Stuttgart, Arkansas, Kim Lynell Brown of DeWitt, Arkansas and Sheila Vanlandingham of Norfolk, Virginia; two uncles – James F.W. “Buddy” and Isaac Bearden of DeWitt, Arkansas. Two adopted brothers Larry D. Cohns of Austin, Texas, James Bratton of Little Rock, Arkansas . A host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.