Funeral set next week for Melvin Pickens | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Funeral set next week for Melvin Pickens

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Funeral for Melvin Pickens, 84, who died Sunday, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1851 Howard Street. Pickens was known as The Broom Man. Visually impaired, he walked the neighborhoods of the city for six decades selling brooms and befriending thousands.

Word of his funeral comes from his friend Everett Hatcher of Little Rock Broomworks, who got the time from Pickens' son John.

Tags:

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • An Arkansan sees Sarah. Detects True Grit.

    Kyle Brazzel, a former Arkie writer who now lives in Brooklyn, beholds White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in an article in The Awl. He finds Mattie Ross and a little True Grit. Her mother's daughter, too.
    • Jul 27, 2017
  • Trump voter panel renews request for information

    The hotly controversial request for voter information from an ad hoc panel working for Donald Trump has been renewed. No word yet if Arkansas will again be among the first to comply.
    • Jul 27, 2017
  • Boy Scout executive posts 'apology' for Trump's political remarks at jamboree

    Mike Surbaugh, the chief executive of Boy Scouts of America, has posted a letter of apologize on the group's Facebook page for the political tenor of Donald Trump's remarks earlier this week at the National Jamboree.
    • Jul 27, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Federal judge wants John Goodson to explain class action maneuvering

    A show-cause order filed Monday by federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith indicates class action attorney John Goodson has some explaining to do about the move of a class action complaint against an insurance company from federal to state court with an instant pre-packaged settlement that has been criticized as a windfall for Goodson.
    • Dec 22, 2015
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016
  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016

Most Shared

  • 'Cemetery angel' Ruth Coker Burks featured in new short film

    Ruth Coker Burks, the AIDS caregiver and activist memorably profiled by David Koon as the cemetery angel in Arkansas Times in 2015, is now the subject of a short film made by actress Rose McGowan.
  • Buyer remorse

    Out here in flyover country, you can't hardly go by the feed store without running into a reporter doing one of those Wisdom of the Heartland stories.
  • Not Whitewater

    Just think: If Democrats had turned out 78,000 more votes in three states in November, people could be reveling today in the prospect of impeaching and convicting President Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, as some Republican lawmakers had promised to try to do if she won.
  • Head-shaking

    Another edition of so-much-bad-news-so-little space.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation