Recent Obituaries

Cleo W. Johnson – 1939-2019

Cleo W. Johnson – 1939-2019

Cleo W. “Boss” Johnson, 80, of Little Rock, Ark., transitioned 11-8-19. Survivors: sons, Richard, Cleo and Michael; daughter, Twanna Johnson; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, cousins, other relatives,friends and, a special childhood brother and friend, David Hunter. Funeral service: Ruffin & Jarrett Chapel, Saturday, 11/16/19, 11 […]

Georgia Mae Byrd-Herndon – 1922-2019

Georgia Mae Byrd-Herndon – 1922-2019

Georgia Mae Byrd Herndon, 97, of Little Rock, transitioned on October 27, 2019. Georgia accepted Christ early in life and was a faithful member of White United Methodist Church. After junior college, she migrated to Washington D.C. and worked as a typist during WWII. Upon […]

Waliyyudin Akhtab – 1948-2019

Waliyyudin Akhtab – 1948-2019

Waliyyuden Akhtab, 71, of North Little Rock, Ark., transitioned on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Survivors: two sons, Kristen Lynn Gay and Waliyyudin Akhtab, Jr.; three sisters, Hattie Armstrong, Diane Jones and Juanita Gay; three brothers, Jack Gay, Douglas Gay and Wyman Gay; and, seven grandchildren. […]

Alvin Bernard Jamison – 1970-2019

Alvin Bernard Jamison – 1970-2019

Alvin Bernard “Grip” Jamison, 49, of Little Rock, passed through heaven’s gates on November 1, 2019. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 25 years, Dundra Fullard-Jamison: children, Demius Thompson, Blytheville, Ark., D’undre’ Jackson Sr., Al’lundra Bernae Margaret and Sanai Jamison; four brothers; […]

Reginald Tyrone Ellis – 1962-2019

Reginald Tyrone Ellis – 1962-2019

Reginald Ellis, 57, transitioned on October 25, 2019. He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Phyllis; children, Jasmine Cole and Jarmon Ellis and grandchildren and relatives. Viewing: Friday, 1-6 p..m. at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72202 (501) 372-1305. […]

John W. Walker, Sr. – 1937-2019

John W. Walker, Sr. – 1937-2019

Civil Rights Attorney and Arkansas State Representative John Winfred Walker was born June 3, 1937 in Hope, Arkansas. Walker attended Yerger High School in Hope, Ark. until 1952 and continued his education at Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas where he graduated in 1954. […]

Thelma Williams-Jones – 1921-2019

Thelma Williams-Jones – 1921-2019

Thelma Beatrice Williams-Jones of Little Rock, Arkansas was born August 7, 1921 transitioned October 16, 2019. Survived by: Eberdine (Bonnie) Jones; daughters, Earlene Douglas, Lois Ford, Forestine Jones, Zenobia (Malvin) Lovelace; daughter-in-law, Emma Jones of Little Rock, Arkansas and Annette Reed of Richardson Texas. Family […]

Addie Thompson – 1944-2019

Addie Thompson – 1944-2019

ADDIE B. THOMPSON, 75, of Little Rock passed away on October 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents and ten siblings. Addie B. leaves to cherish her memory: her brother, James Thompson, and a host of nieces and nephews. Service will be […]

Michelle Annette White – 1983-2019

Michelle Annette White – 1983-2019

Michelle Annette White, 35, transitioned to her heavenly home on October 13, 2019. Survivors include: mother, Francine Williams and Nicole Smith; father, George Ware and Joseph Swiney; husband, Gary White; six children; seven brothers, George Williams, Charles Ware, Tony Smith, Lemond Smith, Kory Shack, and […]

Samuel McGowan – 1935-2019

Samuel McGowan – 1935-2019

SUPT. DR. SAMUEL MCGOWAN, 84, of Little Rock, Ark., went to be with his Lord on October 15, 2019. He was born on February 17, 1935 in Gunnersville, Ala., to Rufus and Ollie McGowan. Supt. McGowan was preceded in death by his parents, a son, […]