Anacortes, Wash. - Bob Nixon, 67, died on March 29, 2018 in Anacortes, Washington.

Born on February 24, 1951 in Little Rock, Arkansas as William Robert Nixon, Jr., he was the son of Jane Cheairs Nixon and the late Dr. William Robert Nixon.

Bob was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff. In 1969 he graduated from Pine Bluff High School, where he was co-valedictorian and Student Council president. He was student body president at Vanderbilt University and earned his BA in 1973. Bob completed his law degree at Vanderbilt in 1976. He practiced commercial and bankruptcy law in Little Rock, first with Griffin Smith, Sr. and then with the Nixon, Light, and Buzbee law firm. He was a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and had the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review.

Bob married Pam Nixon in 1987 and moved to Anacortes, Washington in 2001. Bob was loved and will be greatly missed by many in his native state of Arkansas and in his adopted home of Washington.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Robert Nixon, and his brother Jeff Nixon. He is survived by his wife Pam; his mother, Jane Nixon; sister, Lyn Nixon Bayless (Monte); brother, Dr. David Nixon (Ann); nieces Jennifer Nixon Hubbard (Trent), Alice Nixon McClure (Tim), Carol Nixon Ricketts (Brandon), Laura Nixon, and Sally Nixon; nephews Jeff Bayless (Raychel), Tom Bayless; and six great-nieces and three great-nephews.

A memorial gathering, officiated by Reverend Steve Wingo, will be held on Saturday April 21, 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Lakeside United Methodist Church, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to Lakeside United Methodist Church or a favorite charity.

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Annie Austin

Lake City - Annie Marie Austin, 96, of Lake City, died Monday at Lakeside Nursing Center. She was born October 5, 1921 in Almyra to the late Branson and Arah Owens Harrison.

She was reared and attended schools in Lincoln County. She was a homemaker and also worked as a seamstress for Himalayan Industries. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Pine Bluff.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Loyd Austin, who died February 14, 2002; son, Carol Austin; grandson, Charles Hoehaver; and sister, Louise McCoy.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Holst of Lake City; son, Gerald Austin of Lake City; grandsons, Jerry Hoehaver, Javier Holst, Jesse Holst, Loyd Austin, Wayne Ferrell; granddaughters, Amanda Austin, Tabitha Austin; brothers, Ray Harrison of Star City, Billy Harrison of Malvern; sisters, Shirley Harrison of Star City, Bonnie Blasengame of California; 8 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson.

Funeral Services will be 2:00pm Thursday in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Rev. James Watson officiating. Burial will be in Dark Corner Cemetery at Gould. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00-2:00pm.

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Mildred Noble

Benton-Mrs. Mildred Noble, 68 of Benton, AR passed Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Home-Going Service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Elect Temple C.O.G.I.C-Benton, AR by Elder Ferryl Barnes. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, AR.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home.

Her body will lie in-state Thursday, 12:15p.m., until service.