Mable Woods 99, formerly of Little Rock, AR., went to sleep in sleep in Jesus on October 12, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton Woods. She leaves to mourn her loss: son, Michael (Amanda) Woods; and her daughter/sister, Barbara Hamilton; sister, Catherine Walker and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation: Friday, 9-10 am, prior to service, at the church. Services: Friday, October 21, 2016, 10 am, at Shiloh Seventh Baptist Church, 2400 Maple Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Little Rock National Cemetery. 2523 Springer Blvd., Little Rock, AR. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.
Velma “DarLene” Burkett of Little Rock, AR., on September 28, 2016, DarLene spirit went to be with the Lord. DarLene was preceded in death by her Grandparents; and sisters, Penny Pritchett, JoAnn Pridgett, and Max Weaver. She is survived by her husband, David Burkett; three daughters, Latoya Burkett, Ciara Burkett, and Azja Burkett; parents: Father, Samuel Phillips, Barbara Phillips; Mother, Betty Jean Bolden and Malcolm Bolden; Aunt, Velma Weaver-Brown (William Weaver); siblings, Marlana Phillips-Lewis, Dana Phillips, Christopher Phillips (Melony), Charlotte Phillips-Franklin, Jaqueline Dean, and John Pridgett, Jacque Weaver, William Weaver (Natasha), Victor Weaver, Dineen Weaver, Wayne Weaver, Chris Weaver, Felicia Weaver; Godchildren: Morgan Reese Wellons, William Wesley Weaver III, Latricia Anderson and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, 12:00 noon, at Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1215 S. Schiller St., Little Rock, AR. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St., LR (501) 372.1305.
Carlos Hamilton 36, of North Little Rock, AR., transition from his earthly home to glory on October 9, 2016. The Lord called and he answered. He leaves his loving memories to his children, Sevion, Antonio, Trevier, Cortez, Christopher and Ethan; his mother and stepfather, Tina (Leon) Orr; his father and stepmother, Howard (Gerlline) Phillips; siblings, Cameron and Antoinette Phillips; and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016, 11:00 am, at Soul Winning Temple COGIC, 704 West 38th Street, North Little Rock, AR, 72118. Interment will follow at Arkansas Memorial Gardens, NLR, AR. Viewing: Friday, October 21, 2016, 2-4 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St., LR (501) 372-1305.
Erma Jean Esau departed this earth on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was born in Clarendon, AR., on March 25, 1953. She‘s preceded in death by her mother; father and 4 brothers. She leaves to carry her legacy two daughters, Teresa McGuire and Erica Esau; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Hamilton; brother, Don Wright and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11:00 am, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 6803 Lancaster Road, Little Rock, AR. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester Street, LR (501) 372-1305.
Herman Frazier, Sr. 87, of Little Rock, AR., passed away on October 8, 2016. His loving survivors include: his wife, Emma J. Frazier; children, Deborah (Wayne) Nunerley, Pamela Frazier, Brenda Jones and Marsha (Barry) Brown all of Little Rock, AR., Gail Frazier, Herman (Tina) Frazier, Jr., Clarence “Keith” (Felicia) Frazier and Kristie (Garvin) Sowell all of Houston, TX; brother, William (Ruby) Frazier of Dallas, TX; sister, Gearlene Chatman of Charlotte, NC; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; special friends, Bill Eubanks, Ted Smith Finnie Harris and Mike Bishara.
Visitation will be Friday, October 14, 2016, 1-5 pm., at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. Little Rock, AR. (501) 372-1305. Home going services are scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11:00 a.m., at St. Mark Baptist Church, 5722 West 12th Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery.
Earl Eugene Daniels, 75 of Little Rock, passed away at his home on Monday, October 3, 2016. Earl is predeceased by his parents, Judge and Gussie Mae Daniels; sisters, LaDoris Polk, Eva C. Daniels; and brother, Alvin T. Daniels Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 30 years, Thelma; brother, Walter Daniels; seven children and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Earl will be affectionately remembered by all those who knew and loved him. Viewing will be Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2-4 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester St. Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. (501)-372-1305. Home going services will be Thursday, October 13, 2016, 11:00 am at Waters Temple Church of God Christ II, 7414 Lancaster Rd., Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery, Alexander, AR.
Donald Humphrey Miller 66, of North Little Rock, AR passed away on Oct 2, 2016. He’s survived by his wife, Peggy Miller; children, Lorena (Troy) Johnson, John (Danielle) Miller, Karena (Chad) Smith, Lisa, Traci Danielson (David Anderson); siblings, John, Daniel, Raymond (Rhonda) Miller and Darlene (Ivan) Richmond; previous wife, Patti Standridge and a host of grandchildren, nephews, nieces and many relatives and friends. The service will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 9:30 am. Visitation: 8:30 to 9:30 am, prior to the service, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. LR, (501) 372-1305. Interment will follow with honors at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 Maryland Ave. NLR
Jonathan Michael Terry, 29 of Little Rock, AR Passed away from this life to the next on September 28, 2016. He is survived by his daughter Jah’zion Terry; parents, Rhonda Smith and George Terry; siblings, Erica (Kyte) Tenpenny, Gregory Terry, Anquetta Thompson and Quinceton Penn, all of Little Rock. Memorial Service will be held at Ruffin & Jarret Funeral Home on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00am.
Estoria Pettus-Wayne 82, of Little Rock, AR., daughter of the late Samuel Pettus Sr. and Minnie Pettus was born September 29, 1934, and peacefully slept away September 29, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.Estoria’s most noteworthy employment endeavors were with the State of Arkansas where she retired as a pharmacy technician.
Estoria enjoyed her family and loved family gatherings. At the Apex of life was an ardent love for her children and even more so the “grands” and “great grands”.
Estoria was sassy, classy and feisty. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Wayne; both parents, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Pettus Sr.; sister, Erma Williams; brother, Artis Pettus; sons, Marcus (Bell) Pettus and Allen Wayne Sr. (Gwen). Left to cherish her astonishing memory: Barbara Blanton (A.D.), Beverly Taylor (Larry), Constance Wayne (Helen) and Tonya; thirteen grandchildren; three great grands; eight brothers; seven sisters; in-laws; nieces and nephews; cousins and adopted children as well as a host of co-workers and special friends.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:00 am, at St. Mark Baptist Church, 5722 West 12th Street, LR, AR. Family visitation will be Friday, October 7, 2016, 6-7 pm, at St. Mark. Interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Scott, AR. Arrangements by: Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 S. Chester Street, LR, AR (501) 372-1305.
Betty Jo Thomas 75, of Little Rock, AR., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Her loving survivors include: one daughter, Tshia Newsome; one son, Anthony Green; three sisters, Berniece Caldwell, Ella Clay and Helen Washington; brothers, Charles Washington and King Washington, Jr. and a host of other relatives and friends. A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 11:00am, at St. Peter Baptist Church, 3518 W. 7th Street, Little Rock, AR. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave. LR. Viewing: Friday, September 23, 2016, 12– 4:30 pm, at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 South Chester St. LR (501) 372-1305.