On January 2, 2000, a beautiful chocolate-colored baby girl named Kaliea Janiece Munn ("Black Beauty") was born to Kieliema Porter and Lee Munn. She departed this life on Sunday morning, May 28, 2017 in Branson, MO. As a child, Kaliea spent her Wednesday evenings studying the Holy Bible at Maranatha Baptist Church. Years later, the family became members of Floyd T. Jeans CME Church in Tollette, AR where Kaliea was first baptized. In 2011, they transferred their membership to First Providence Outreach Ministries in Nashville, AR where Kaliea, along with her mother and sisters, underwent baptism. Kaliea faithfully served in the church's youth choir and praise team.
During her school years, Kaliea played for the AAU Lady Hurricanes and Nashville’s Scrapperette Basketball Team. She was a proud member of the USA Track & Field’s Success Performance Track Club. At Nashville High School, she was the third leg in the 4x40 relay and placed 2nd in the district and 4th in the state. The baby sister of the “Fab 4” always lit up the room with her sassy personality, unique qualities and bright smile.
Kaliea was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bennie Stuart, great-grandparents Elmore & Valdee Williams, Major White, Sonny & Katherine Porter; great-great grandparents Eddie & Christine Black, and mentor/godfather Antonio Finley.
Leaving to cherish her precious memories are her parents Kieliema Porter of Nashville, AR and Lee Munn of Washington, AR; two sisters, Karie Porter and Asia Munn of Nashville, AR; one brother, Iverson Munn of Prescott, AR; grandparents, Vajeana Porter of Nashville, AR, Earl (Myrtle Faye) Williams of Saratoga, AR, Barbara Ann White of Washington, AR, and Willlie Munn of Ozan, AR; great-grandmother Edna White of Washington; two aunts, Latasha (Charles) Wright of Saratoga, AR; KaVaughnjala Harris of Nashville, TN; seven uncles, Marcus "Bubba" (Lena) White of Washington, AR, Marquetis Anderson of Texarkana, AR, Brandy Armstrong of Hope, AR, Jabin Specks, Willie Hopson, and Ahmad Williams of Nashville, AR, and Steven Williams of Saratoga, AR; godmother, Rachel Hawkins of Fayetteville, AR; god sister/brothers, Princess Thomas of Mineral Springs, AR and Dylan & Austin Finley of Nashville, AR; and three best friends, Tori Erwin, Nadia Rourk, and Daisy Grundy of Nashville, AR.
Visitation for Ms. Munn will be 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at M&H Funeral Enterprises | 411 S Walnut St. Hope, AR 71801.
Funeral Services will be Sunday, June 4, 2017 @ 1:30 pm, Maranatha Baptist Church | 300 Trenton Blvd. Nashville, AR | Rev. Bruce Short, Pastor. Internment: Crofton Cemetery | Tollette, AR. Services entrusted to McFadden & Hitchye Funeral Enterprises.
November 14, 1956
May 12, 2017
July 18, 1951
July 18, 2016
Mr. Jimmie Edward Law was born July 18, 1951 to the late Edgar Law, Sr. and Maxine Law in Bradley, Arkansas. Jimmie attended church at St. Paul Baptist Church. He departed his life on Sunday, July 18, 2016 at his home in Houston, Texas.
Jimmie attended school in Bradley, Arkansas. After school, Jimmie married Carolyn Flowers and they moved to Houston, Texas. Jimmie was an electrician and a farmer. Jimmie loved spending time with his children, family and friends.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Minnell Law.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Carolyn Law; children, Shelia (Joe) Guidry, Greg Law, Roaslind Law, Fredrick (Shandrika) Law, Tiffany Law, Brooklyn Guidry; one grandson, Gregory Law, Jr.; mother, Maxine Law; sister, Sherry Lee; brothers, Edgar (Ether) Law, Charles Law, Jerry (Pam) Law, Reggie Law; special friends, Rhonda and Randy; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service - Saturday, July 30, 2016 @ 2:30pm St Paul Baptist Church, Bradley, AR
Internment - St. Mary Cemetery, Bradley, AR
February 23, 1952
October 29, 2015
Brenda Nelson Brisby was born to the late Jessie Cooks and Lee Autry Nelson Duffie on February 23, 1952 in Hope, Arkansas. Brenda attended Yerger High School. At an early age she joined Mt. Hebron Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Evans. Later she united with St. John Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Nance. Brenda worked at Champion Parts in Hope, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by father, Jessie Cooks, husband, Tyrone Brisby and son, James D. (Fat) Thornton.
Those left with cherished memories: children, Dennis Thornton of Hope, Arkansas, Larry Thornton of Omaha, Nebraska, Cherrelle Mask (Virgil) of Hope, Arkansas, Brandy Edwards (Carolyn) of Hope, Arkansas; brothers, Apostle B. L. Kingsby (Shirley), Melvin Weston (Sharon), Larry Weston, Billy Cooks, all of Hope, Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Delphine Thornton. Brenda has nine grandchildren; a host of family, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 11:00 am St. John Baptist Church 1000 N. Greening St. Hope, AR.
May 22, 1942
October 5, 2015
Sergeant Isiah Spearman was born May 22, 1942 son of the late John B Spearman and Palestine Stewart in Prescott, Arkansas. Sgt. Spearman was the oldest son, and sibling to John Spearman and Louis Spearman. As a young child he would tend to the farm where he lived with his parents and Grandpa Kat, who he adored. Raising farm animals and learning how to work hard for the things he wanted in life. Wanting a better life for their children Father John and Mother Palestine moved their family from Arkansas to Richmond, California in 1947. At the tender age of 13, Sgt. Spearman lost his mother to a brain aneurysm, his father, John, was now left alone to raise the boys with the help of other family members also living in Richmond. As a young man, Isiah learned quickly that he would soon have to be the leader in his family if he wanted to eat and stay clothed. He would work evenings after school and weekends in the bean fields to help put food on the table, knowing that this was the only way to keep the siblings could stay together. He became a star athlete in high school, attending Encinal High School in Alameda, CA. He was a star player in football and in track & field.
Sgt. Spearman soon became a family man as he married his first wife Ida Bell Barker at the tender age of 19, and from the union were born two children Angela Spearman and Isiah Spearman now deceased. With little options and three mouths to feed he decided to join Uncle Sam and become a soldier in the Army. Sgt. Spearmen seeing sites he never seen before, traveled to the most exotic places of the world, countries in Europe visiting places such as Germany and France. He would quickly move up the ranks and become Sgt. Of his troop, avoiding near death and earning his famous gold tooth by pushing a fellow soldier out of the way of a land mind during the Vietnam War. Soon after returning state side he and Ms. Ida Barker separated. He would continue to work hard in his life, working for General Motors, and then with the United States Postal Service until he retired. The highlights of being a working man was buying property and living up to be the man his mother always hoped for him to be. The prize of it all was his famous yellow corvette, riding the streets of Oakland with the top down. Sgt. Spearman was a classic man as dressing to impress was his most favorite past time. He was able to welcome another child Sophina with her mother Sophia, where he took special care to be an active father in her life. He was a father to many, starting with his siblings, then his children, and even children who were not biological, including Sophia’s son Michael, who he helped to raise and care for him like he was his own.
Now retired and able to pick up his dreams of traveling all the states in America, coast to coast Sgt. Spearman began to settle in the city of his birth, Prescott, AR. He wanted to revisit this as his home and reunite with his father and mother’s family, meet his aunts, and get more history of his family before they moved to California. In Prescott, he would meet and marry Shell (Sonjia), his wife who has been with him for ten years and was with him until the sunset of his life. Together they would raise their children, whom he adorably loves, Jamesha (Honey), Thomesha (Baby), Myeshua (Ratzy), and Glenisha (Big girl). The family loved and adored him until the end of his days.
Sgt. Spearman is survived by his loving wife, Shell (Sonjia) Spearman and children. His siblings John and Louis Spearman and their children Isiah (Biggs), Lamar, Kimberly and Palestine, his children Angela Spearman and Sophina Spearman-Jones. Grandchildren Maurice, Jasmine, Isiah (Trae) and Sophiana. A host of family near and far, cousins, great cousins and a number of friends.
Funeral Services: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00pm @ New Beginnings C.O.G.I.C. 113 E. Elm St. Prescott AR., Rev Herbert Adams, Pastor
Interment: Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, Little Rock AR