Olive Caskey Frazer

Mrs. Olive Caskey Frazer, 81, of Shreveport, LA, died Tuesday, December 21, at her residence . A a native of Ashley County, a resident of Shreveport for the past 22 years and a former resident of the Boydell area, she was a retired nurse and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Frazer, Sr. in 1957; a son, Kenneth Dale Frazer; her father, John Wesley Caskey; her mother, Myrtle Young Winters; and a sister, Mabel Holland. She is survived by two sons, William T. "Bill" Frazer of Portland and Kevin Frazer of Dermott; three daughters, Jeralyn Corder of Shreveport, Judy Orton of Pine Bluff, and Ann Hill of Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Jean Cash of California; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Grave-side funeral services and interment were 10 a.m., Friday, December 24, in the Trafalgar Cemetery with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Trafalgar Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Ben Lawrence, 859 Ashley 105, Montrose, AR 71658.

Vesita Mae Jones

Vestia Mae Jones, 85, of Crossett died Sunday, December 26, 1999, at her home. Born June 19, 1914, to George Edward and Nancy Rebecca Young Shirron in Holly Springs, she was a housewife and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Brent Carter, and her husband, Coby Pryor Jones. Survivors are three daughters, Joyce Carter and Nancy Tucker of Crossett and Becky Coody of Bastrop, LA; eight grandchildren, Stacey Cider of Coraopolis, PA; Tammy Carter, Tina Herrington, Tim Tucker, Coby Graves of Crossett, Trent Carter of Magnolia, and Kayne and Caleb Coody of Bastrop; and eight great-grandchildren, Joshua, Timothy and Kaitlin Cider, Whitney and Courtney Herrington, and Tucker, Thomas and Jaci Tucker. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Revs. Larry Williams, Gayle Riles and Danny Roberts officiating. Pallbearers were to the Trent and Todd Carter, Tim Tucker, Kayne and Caleb Coody, Morris Herrington, Glen Cider and Rodney Graves. Honorary pallbearers were to be Donny Walker, Doyle Stroud, Ronnie Hogg, Travis Ming and R. E. Shirron. Grave-side services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Holly Springs, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pamela Mary McGriff

Pamela Mary McGriff, 52, of Crossett died Thursday, December 23, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 30, 1947, in Warren to Shelton O. and Ollie Mae Smith Stone, she was a secretary and a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett. Survivors include a sister, Gwen Stone Moffatt of Crossett; an aunt, Maybelle Burns of Warren; a first cousin, Dr. Michael. Burns of Miami, FL, and many other cousins. Grave-side services were at 4 p.m. Friday, December 24, at the Oakland Cemetery in Warren with Dr. William Henry officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Sylvia Witcher Poe

Sylvia Witcher Poe, 85, of the Eagle Crest Nursing Home in Ash Flat died Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born March 14, 1914, in Clay County, she was a retired assembly line worker for Basler Electric Company, a member of the Witts Chapel Baptist Church in Maynard and a daughter of Ellis and Mae Gambill Rapert. Survivors are two sons, Glen Witcher of Ironton, MO, and Joseph Witcher of Cherokee Village; two daughters, Joyce Farmer of Hamburg and Sharon Shear of Urbana, IN; a brother, Johnny Weldon Rapert of Hope; one sister, Rita Jackson of St. Louis, MO; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, December 27, in the Emert Funeral Home chapel in Corning with R. L. Hassell officiating. Burial followed services at the Corning Cemetery.

Mrs. Shirley J. Holland

Mrs. Shirley J. Holland, 62, of Hamburg died Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Bonita, LA, and a resident of the Berlin community for the past 46 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil M. Sims, and a brother, C. W. Sims. Survivors are her husband, Eldred Holland; a son, Austin Holland, and wife Connie; a daughter, Pam Adams and husband Richard, all of Hamburg; her mother, Minnie Ola Sims of Bonita, LA; two brothers, Owen Sims of Bastrop, LA, and Cecil E. Sims of Bonita; four sisters, Carolyn Risinger, Deborah Sanders and Peggy Coleman of Bastrop, and Sue Johnston of Bonita; and four grandchildren, Deena White and husband David, Ashley Adams, and Patchez and Trapper Holland. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, December 17, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Revs. Dale Jordan and James Fleming officiating. Pallbearers were Billy Johnston, Fay Coleman, Douglas Risinger, Wayne Sanders, Billy Keith Walker and Steven Walker. Honorary pallbearers were Jackie Owens, Todd Sims and Dean Griffin. Burial followed services at the Extra Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Extra Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Virgil Dew, 2026 Ashley Road 25, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Bonnie Idee Cemetery, P. O. Box 7, Mer Rouge, LA 71261.

Paul Richmond Moore

Paul Richmond Moore, 56, of Crossett died Wednesday, December 15, 1999. Born on November 12, 1943, in Baytown, TX, to Paul Armer and Ruth Richmond Moore, he had a master's degree in forest engineering and served as a forest engineer for 25 years. He was a member of the Crossett First United Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife, Lois Moore of Crossett; a son, Matthew Paul Moore of Arlington, VA: a daughter, Noelle Catherine Moore of Crossett; a brother, Robert E. Moore of Allegan, MI: a sister, Sara Tsosie of Farmington, NM; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 18, in the First United Methodist Church with Larry Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Lamar Gammel, Ronnie, Lance and Justin Howell, Tommy Smith and Eddie Cheatham. Grave-side services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 20, at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, TX. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

James Lee Stanley

James Lee Stanley, 48, of Hamburg died Thursday, December 16, 1999, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A native of Marianna and a Baptist, he was preceded in death by his parents, Levell and Mabel Lee Godfrey Stanley. Survivors include his wife, Susie Mae Stanley; a son, Bartoski "Bart" Stanley of Hot Springs; two daughters, Brenda Taylor of Hamburg and Cynthia Stanley of Bastrop, LA; twelve brothers, Levell, Jr., Billy, Johnny, Glenn, Robert, Lawrence, and Elijah Stanley of Hamburg, Willie Stanley of Crossett, Matt and Westley Stanley of Wilmot, Willie D. Stanley of Monticello and Percy Stanley of Los Angeles, CA; four sisters, Jackie Stanley Cason, Christeen Page and Vivian Davidson of Hamburg and Shirley Ann Johnson of Montrose; and a special friend, Joyce Singleton of Wilmot. Funeral services were 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 19, in the Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness with Eld. Robert Adams, Jr. officiating. Pallbearers were Y. T. Singleton, Larry Tippitt, J. W. Brown, Jr., Cleveland Moseby, George Howard, Jr., and Terry Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Moore, Jr., W. C. Parker, William Scates, Robert Arnold, Claude Riley, Larry Page, Henry L. Dunn and Robert Cox, Jr. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ellis Lee Thompson

Ellis Lee Thompson, 69, of the White Station community outside Crossett died Tuesday, December 14, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Strong and a retired Georgia-Pacific plywood mill employee, he was a member of Living Testament Church of God in Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmore and Essie Haney Thompson; five brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Mae Thompson; seven sons, Ray Charles Thompson of El Dorado, Eddie Earl Thompson of Dallas, TX, Grady Roy, Donald, Dennis, Terry and Kim Thompson of Crossett; three daughters, Estrelita Rogers Thompson of Dallas and Angela and Delshia Thompson of Crossett; two brothers, Gus Thompson of Huttig and A. D. Thompson of Hot Springs; two sisters, Margerie Furlow of Strong and Mary Alice Young of Marion, LA; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 18, in the Living Testament Church of God in Christ with Rev. Nolan Phillips officiating. The deacons of the church served as pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Ryles Chapel Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Lorraine R. Walsh

Lorraine Rongey Walsh, 72, of Crossett died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999. She was born Aug. 23, 1927, to Bernie and Lucille Brooks Rongey. Mrs. Walsh was an active member of St. Mark,s Episcopal Church. She was involved in public relations and worked as a music promoter with gospel, blues, and country artists and events, and was a member of the Arkansas Blues Association. She was also involved in PRCA Rodeo activities and events, along with high school rodeo, and the Miss Rodeo Arkansas Contest. She was a member of the Arkansas State Police Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wingfield Walsh; and one son, John Walsh. Survivors include two sons, Danny Walsh and Bruce Walsh, both of Crossett; one daughter, Deborah Walsh of Charlotte, N.C., and her surrogate daughter, Kathy Smith of Crossett; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with Father George Hart officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Moyers, Alex Tyson, Jerry Smith, Eddie Meeks, Belvin Hamm, Johnny Rushing, David Walker and Dean Hill. Interment followed at Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. J. B. Bealer

Mr. J. B. Bealer, 78, of Montrose died Tuesday, December 7, 1999, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A native of Ashley County and a Montrose resident for the past 39 years, he was a retired wood cutter and a member of the Pleasant Grove A. M. E. Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coot and Nettie Richardson Bealer, and one brother, L. C. Bealer. Survivors are his wife, Irene Murphy Bealer of Montrose; five sons, Billy Bealer of Pine Bluff, Albert Lee Bealer of Dallas, TX, Larry D. and Calvin Bealer of Little Rock and Alvin Bealer of Rockford, IL: seven daughters, Vera Dean Vaughn of Fordyce, Fora Dean Lambert of Hot Springs, Fredia Bealer of Malvern, Dorothy Mae Hatten, Ira Jean Hall and Cherrie Ann Knight, all of Detroit, MI, and Ruthie Bealer Dunlap of Little Rock; three brothers, Calvin Bealer of Cleveland, OH, Nathaniel Bealer of Santa Monica, CA, and Anderson Bealer, Jr., of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters, Ira Hameth of Dermott and Eliza Miles of Little Rock; 22 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many other nephews and nieces. Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, in the New Light Baptist Church in Portland with Rev. Eugene Mitchell. Pallbearers were to be Lumas Blakley, Larry Sprats, Able King, Johnny Wilson, Raymond Dawson and William Woods. Honorary pallbearers were to be Billy, Larry, Albert and Alvin Bealer. Burial was to follow services at the Montrose Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Doris Mae Collins

Doris May Collins, 85, of Lake Village died Friday, December 10, 1999, at her home. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and a member of the Bayou Mason Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a grandson. Survivors are her husband, Paul Collins of Lake Village; a son, Richard Collins of Hamburg; two daughters, Edith Rice and Paula Stewart of Lake Village; a sister, Vivian Berry of Fountain Hill; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 12, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Tom Christmas and Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery near Fountain Hill.

Elwood Elton Dumas

Elwood Elton Dumas, 86, of Crossett died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born January 15, 1913, to Zacairah Dillard "Buck" and Ella Magnolia Powell Dumas in Huttig, he was a farmer in his early years and then worked as a stencilman in the Number 1 finishing room for Georgia Pacific and was a member of the Providence Baptist Church in Point, LA. Survivors are his wife, Mae Ouchley Dumas of Crossett; one son, Elton Dumas of Crossett; two daughters, Reecie Loveless of Crossett and Earnestine Cronin of Cleveland, MS; a stepdaughter, Joan Parks of Bentonville; a sister, Inez Dollarhite of Longview, TX; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and ten step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Jimmy Yokem and Randy Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were to be Greg Cronin, Mike Cronin, Darrell Loveless, Denis Gates, Burl Toler and Marion Beech. Honorary pallbearers were to be Mitchell Day, Utah Daniels, Leslie Carter, Nathaniel Reed, Howard Gates, George McKenzie and Normie Lee. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Georgia Bell Duncan

Georgia Bell Duncan, 79, of Crossett died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A Crossett resident for 65 years, she was a retired minister, a homemaker, and a member of the Allen Temple C. M. E. Church. She was a former pastor of the Tyler Chapel C. M. E. Church in Eudora and was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Duncan; a daughter, Josephine Duncan Zachary; two brothers, L. C. Radford and Rev. Elijah Radford; and three sisters, Minnie Langford, Jane Dunmore and Frances Wright. Survivors are four sons, Albert James Duncan of Little Rock, Bishop Carl Duncan and Rev. George Duncan of Detroit, MI, and Rev. Robert Duncan of Crossett; three daughters, Ruby Perry of Detroit, and Bernice Willingham and Earnestine Smith of Crossett; a brother, Rev. Jessie Radford, Sr., of Crossett; 28 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, December 10, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Bishop William H. Graves officiating. Pallbearers were Perry Johnson, Willie Ray Couser, Jesse Lowe, William Olive, Joseph Smith and Leon Whaley. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Harry David Miles

Mr. Harry David Miles, 42, of Crossett died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native and life-long resident of Crossett, he worked for the Georgia-Pacific tissue mill for 17 years in the shipping department and was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, T. V. Miles. Survivors include a daughter, Brandy Anderson of Crossett; his mother, Mary Mann Miles of Hamburg; three bothers, Ronnie Miles of Little Rock and John A. and Ralph Miles of Crossett; two sisters, Nancy Clark of Little Rock and Sherry Chapman of Hamburg; and one grandson, John Caleb Anderson. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 9, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Randy Maxwell officiating. Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Georgia-Pacific tissue mill shipping department. Private interment of the ashes at the Simms Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Mr. Willie Ray Pollock

Mr. Willie Ray Pollock, 66, of Hamburg died Wednesday, December 8, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Wilmot, he was a life-long resident of Hamburg, a retired wood cutter, an U. S. Air Force veteran, and a member and deacon of the Faith Baptist Church in Crossett. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Billy Earl Pollock; his parents, Garland and Elvira Holland Pollock; four brothers, Willard, Horace, L. C. and C. W. Pollock; four sisters, Ruby Holland, Sue Holland, Carrie McCauley, and Lorene Morgan; and his grandparents, Isaac and Mary Elizabeth Holland and William and Isabell Pollock. Survivors include his wife, Elsie West Pollock of Hamburg; two sons, Ricky Allen Pollock of Hamburg and Karl Ray Pollock of Crossett; five brothers, Troy Pollock of Anacoco, LA, Alton Pollock of Bastrop, LA, Ludelle, R. L. and Earl Pollock of Hamburg; a sister, Fayrene Rickman of Vidor, TX; eight grandchildren, Rayburn, Misty, Jacqueline and Shawn Pollock of Crossett and Joshua, James, Joey and Blake Pollock of Hamburg; and a great-granddaughter, Destiny Shyanne Pollock of Hamburg. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, December 10, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Revs. Alan Eppinette and Dale Jordan officiating. Pallbearers were Mark, Mitch and Owens West, Rodney Coleman, Keith Sistrunk and Tommy Morgan. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Pollock, Ragen Hunter, Lee West, Joey West and Rayburn Pollock. Burial followed services at the Mount Zion Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Margaret Ann Bardin

Margaret Ann Bardin, 58, of Crossett died Thursday, December 2, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 28, 1941, in Jones, LA, to Marvin and Thelma Watt Duncan, she was a clerk for Wal-Mart. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. B. Bardin, her mother, Thelma Duncan; and a sister, Bonnie Sue Lofton. Survivors include a special friend, Bobby Thompson of Crossett; two sons, Aaron "Bubba" Bardin and Karl Bardin of Crossett; one daughter, Charlene Mosley of Crossett; three brothers, Bobby Duncan of Crossett, Robert Duncan of Arizona and Donald Duncan of Northern Arkansas; three sisters, Betty Hill of Crossett and Gloria Faye Taylor and Janie Choate of El Dorado; and four grandchildren, Leslie, Rachel, Jessica and Jason. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Friday, December 3, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Roy Craig officiating.

Frances Jones Johnson

Frances Jones Johnson was born January 25, 1917, in Hamburg and died Saturday, December 4, 1999, at her home in Monticello at the age of 82 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Willard P. Johnson. She was a retired store clerk, member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Pauline Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of Clara's Faith Sunday School Class. She was the daughter of the late James M. Jones and Mattie McNiece Jones. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Sims and son-in-law, Jack, of Killeen, TX, and Sara Wall and son-in-law, Bob, of Monticello; and four grandsons, Mark Sims and his wife, Sonja, and Brian Sims of Killeen, TX, Jonathan Wall and wife, Krissi, of Monticello, and Colin Wall of Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Jones Farmer.

Funeral services were planned 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 7, int the Pauline Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Cloud officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Oakland Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.

Mr. Alphonso Warren

Mr. Alphonso Warren, 75, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, at his home. A life-long resident of Crossett and a member of the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church where he was a steward, trustee, Sunday school superintendent, treasurer, building fund leader class leader and annual day leader, he was retired from Georgia-Pacific Plywood. A veteran of World War II, he was preceded in death by his parents, Robert (Jacob) and Marie Harris Warren. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Cleonia Warren; a daughter Robbie Warren of Miami, FL; a grandson, Darryl A. Gill of Stone Mountain, GA: and two great-grandchildren, Illiscia and Cameron Gill. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 2, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were Eugene Streeter, Robert Trotter, Odell Lawson, C. T. Foster, Roy Curtis and Herman Newton. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Porter Klyne Creed

Mr. Porter Klyne Creed, 87, of Crossett died Monday, November 29, 1999, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. He was born February 5, 1912, in Gravel Ridge to William Ephron and Mary Ada Givens Creed and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Creed. Survivors include two brothers, Clondys Givens Creed of Bastrop, LA, and Charles Paul Creed of Camden; two sisters, Gladys Marie Rial of Mobile, AL, and Moyra Ruth Nutt of Thornton; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Rev. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were to be the deacons of the church. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. C. B. Garner

Mr. C. B. Garner, 76, of Portland died Saturday, November 27, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Pioneer, LA, and a Portland resident for most of his life, he retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1975, and he was an U. S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Portland United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Garner, in October 10, 1999; his parents, John W. and Archie Paschall Garner; a brother, John W. Garner, Jr.; and a sister, Gwendolyn Higgon. Survivors are two daughters, Patsy Selby of Montrose and Jerrie Naff of Pueblo, CO; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, November 29, in the Portland United Methodist Church with Rev. Gerald Myers officiating. Pallbearers were Don Arensman, Chris Selby, Bruce Smith, Mark Singleton, Benton and Joel Newcome. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Naff, Bob Kirkland and Cliff Sadler. Burial followed services at the Portland Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Portland United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 400, Portland, AR 71663 or to the Portland Cemetery Fund, c/o Gus Pugh & Sons, P. O. Box 66, Portland, AR 71663.

Charles X. Grano

Charles X. Grano, 91, of Crossett, formerly of Philadelphia, PA., died Sunday, November 28, 1999. Born March 12, 1908, in Philadelphia, to Joseph and Emmanuella Grano, he was a Believer, a retired research forester for the U. S. Forest Service and a past president of the Lions Club. He was also active in other civic and charitable activities including the Crossland Zoo and the city park. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alba C. "Cap" Grano. Survivors include a son, Jack Grano and wife Kathryn of Crossett; three daughters, Stella Rous and husband John of Bakersfield, CA, Letitia Landers of San Jose, CA, and Sylvia Howard and husband Tom of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Other survivors include four sisters, Cecilia and Anita Grano of Philadelphia, Olga Horn of Springfield, PA, and Rose Barford of Statesville, NC; one brother, Dante Grano and wife Sarah of Philadelphia; eight nephews and nine nieces. Private memorial services were planned, and the remains were cremated. Memorials may be made to churches or charities of one's choice.

William Jasper, Jr.

William Jasper, Jr., 88, of Crossett died Wednesday, November 24, 1999, at his home. Born Mary 4, 1911, in Gould to William and Eliza Livingston Jasper, he was a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific Paper, a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church on Florida Street, a member of Exodus Lodge #403, a member of the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce, a Big Wheeler, and member of the AARP and the Westview Cemetery Committee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Jasper. Survivors include a special niece, Helen "Cookie" Brown of Crossett; three sisters, Mary Hundley of Star City, Minnie Bell Parker of Monticello and Margie Jones of Pine Bluff; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 27, at the First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Rev. S. R. Conley officiating. Pallbearers were members of Exodus Lodge #403, and honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of the church. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Edna Margaret Munford

Edna Margaret Munford, 88, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 23, 1999. Born August 1, 1911, in Huttig to Henry Frank and Ada Missouri Nichols Richardson, she was a homemaker, an active member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett, and a former Sunday school teacher and choir member. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Monk" Munford, and a son James Frank Munford. Survivors include a daughter, Fran Munford Burgess and husband David of Jonesboro; a sister, Sue Lovell of Tyler, TX; three grandchildren, Tim Richards and wife Cindy of Plano, TX, Laurie Turner of Magnolia, Lynn White and husband Jeremy of West Plains, MO; and five great-grandchildren, Lindsey Turner, Will Richards, Leslie Turner, Haley Richards and Andrew White. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 27, in the First Baptist Church with Rev. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were John Allen, Matthew Allen, David Doyle, Wade Tull, Harold Lovell and Kenneth Richardson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Couples IV Sunday School Class of Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro.

Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Bessie Louise Clark Norrell

Bessie Louise Clark Norrell, 68, of Pine Bluff, formerly of Crossett, died Thursday, November 25, 1999, at her residence. Born November 27, 1930, in Crossett, she attended school in Crossett and Hamburg and was a retired care giver for the Area Agency on Aging. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vane G. Clark, in 1969; her second husband, J. D. Norrell, in 1979; and her parents, Claude Edward and Mary Magdeline Fleming Copeland. Survivors are two sons, Thomas Edward Clark and Jimmy Ed Clark of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Helen Lorine Eastman of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Robert Copeland of Marrero, LA, and Louis Copeland of Crossett; two sisters, Claudine Pamplin of Crossett and Mary Nave of Monticello; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, November 29, in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Bill Kiggins officiating. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery.

Grady Trotter

Grady Trotter, 75, of Crossett died Sunday, November 21, 1999, at his home. He was a native of Selma, a Crossett resident for the past 42 years, and a retired truck driver. An U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Toll and Azzie Lee Edwards Trotter; two brothers, Gene Husky and K. D. Trotter; and two sisters, Clara Jefferson and Mabel Johnson. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Christine Jones Trotter; a daughter, Rose Merry Lambert of Raytown, MO; two brothers, J. P. Trotter of Portland, OR and Johnny Glover of Houston, TX; a sister, Alberta Shepard of Monticello; and two grandchildren, Hubert Lambert, Jr., and Latrice LeChelle Lambert. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 27, in the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ with Bishop R. E. Matheney officiating. Pallbearers were Willie James Danzy, Ellis Danzy, Parnell Jackson, George Parker and Robert Danzy. Honorary pallbearers were John Trotter, Albert Trotter, Sam Simpson, Warren Washington and Patrick Robinson. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Louisie Mae Grayson

Mrs. Louisie Mae Grayson, 58, of Parkdale died Friday, November 19, 1999, at her residence. A native and life-long resident of Parkdale, she was a home health nurse, pastor of the Pleasant Home C. M. E. Church in Emerson and the Tyler Chapel in Eudora, and a musician and singer who had played and sang for churches throughout Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Siller Vaughn Walker, and two sisters, Daisy Armestead and Mary Brown. Survivors are her husband, Kirt Grayson of Parkdale; four sons, Patrick Franklin of Houston, TX, Mickey L. Jasper of Los Angeles, CA, Ricky L. Jasper and wife Sheila of Singapore, and Donald B. Grayson and wife Lequieta of Monticello; two daughters, Gwendlyn M. Watson and husband Gregory of Houston, TX, and Kimberly E. Grayson of Parkdale; four sisters, Olivia Armstrong, Alberta Veasley, Maggie Baker and Dorothy Conway, all of Kansas City, MO; her mother-in-law, Mary Grayson of Parkdale; and eight grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, November 25, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, November 26, in the Union Baptist Church in Parkdale with Rev. Montell Rhynes officiating. Burial will follow services at the Childress Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Mabel T. Holland

Mrs. Mabel T. Holland, 92, of Hamburg died Saturday, November 20, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native of Wilmot, a homemaker and a Hamburg resident for the past 70 years, she was a member of the Extra United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Austin Holland in 1942 and Hogan Holland in 1989; her parents, William and Mary Echols Thompson; three brothers and two sisters. Survivors are two sons, Eldred Holland and wife Shirley and Davis Holland and wife Glennis, all of Hamburg, five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one step-grandson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, November 22, in the Extra United Methodist Church with Rev. Dale Jordan officiating. Pallbearers were Austin, Davey, Lee and Michael Holland, Charlie Coody, Dean Griffith and Richard Adams. Honorary pallbearers were David White and Billy, Timmy and Freddie Willis. Burial followed services at the Extra Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Extra United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Katherine Dew, 2026 Ashley Road 25, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. William Clyde Jones, Jr.

Mr. William Clyde Jones, Jr., 19, of Milwaukee, WI, formerly of Hamburg, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, in Milwaukee. A native of Milwaukee, he was a painter and was preceded in death by his father, William Clyde Jones, Sr., his grandparents, C. J. and Mayella Barnett; and his great-grandmother, Mae Lillie Jackson. Survivors include his mother, Lisa Barnett of Hamburg; three brothers, Ronald Barnett and William Sylvester Jones of Milwaukee and Kenneth Barnett of Hamburg; and a sister, Crystal Jones of Hamburg. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 20, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Elder Marvin Jenkins officiating. Pallbearers were Maurice Matheney, Kevin Robinson, Frederick Barnett, Ryan Baldwin, Nikiea Bryant and Derrick Barnett. Burial followed services at the Phillip Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Will Langford

Mr. Will Langford, 97, of Crossett died Monday, November 15, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge nursing home in Crossett. A life-long resident of Crossett, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill and was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elnora Langford, and a son, Johnny Langford. Survivors include five grandchildren, Vivian Langford, June Martin, Eleanor Brantley, Derrick Webb and KiKi Langford, all of Crossett.

Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Friday, November 19, at the Westview Cemetery with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mary Johnson Maddox

Mary Louise Reid Johnson Maddox, 81, of Crossett died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was born in Little Rock on April 20, 1918, to E.C. and Lula Stoddard Reid. After graduating from Little Rock High School and Little Rock Junior College, she graduated magna cum laude from Hendrix College and subsequently completed additional work at the University of Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana University. She began teaching in Crossett in 1938 and retired from Crossett High School in 1975. She was an active member of Crossett First United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, serving on several church boards, including the Board of Stewards and the Administrative Board. She was active in numerous teachers' organizations, serving as state president of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary teachers' sorority. She was a former PTA president and an active member of the Crossett Book Club. In 1948, she became the first female to run for the Crossett School Board. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Normie William Johnson in 1983; one brother, Edward Reid; and one grandchild, Douglas Allen Switzer. Survivors include her husband of seven years, Jefferson Austin Maddox; one son, William E. Johnson of Hamburg; two daughters, Norma Sue Switzer and her husband Bruce of Crossett and Rebecca Daggett and her husband Dodd of Marianna; two brothers, Harold H. Reid of Sherwood and E.C. Sidney Reid of Byron, Calif.; and one sister Marguerite Phillips of Osceola. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Kevin William Johnson of Memphis and his wife Rachel, Kerry Elisabeth Garner of Tulsa and her husband Frank, Leslie Switzer Mansur of Crossett and her husband Steve, Jimason Jackson Daggett of Dallas and his wife Kate, Jennifer Johnson West of Tulsa, Benjamin Johnson Daggett of Memphis, Laurie Lynn Switzer of Crossett, John Paul Johnson of Hamburg, Mary Elizabeth Daggett of Marianna, and Shane Douglas Switzer of Crossett, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Crossett First United Methodist Church with Larry Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Kevin William Johnson, John Paul Johnson, Shane Douglas Switzer, Steven Mansur, Jim Baggett, Ben Baggett and Frank Garner. Interment followed services at the Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Crossett Centennial Park Project, Paul Sullins Library, or the Ashley County Veterans Memorial, c/o Ashley County Courthouse, Hamburg.

Mr. Roland "Curly" Martin

Funeral services for Mr. Roland "Curly" Martin of Bastrop were at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, at Golden's Funeral Home chapel in Bastrop with Revs. Lynn Townsend and Jimmie Herring officiating. Burial followed services at the Causey Cemetery. Mr. Martin, 77, died Monday, November 15, 1999, at the Morehouse General Hospital. He was retired from International Paper Company and was a member of the Bonita Road Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Riles Martin; two daughters, LaFran Jaggers and husband Leroy of Bastrop and Pat DeShazo and husband Gary of Huttig; a son, Hubert Martin and wife Naydine of Sherman, TX; a sister, Mattie Lee Riles of Bastrop; a two brothers, William Martin of Hamburg and James Martin of Monticello; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Samuel Martin, Joey Martin, Marvin Jaggers, Chip Wells, Coby DeShazo, Brian Martin, Jack Rickman and Derrell Bray. Honorary pallbearers were Aaron Herrington, Orville Noble, Danny McGrew, Jack Wooden, David Hofford, David Riles and Bobby Riles.

Mr. Ray Smith

Mr. Ray Smith, 70, of Lake Village died Saturday, November 20, 1999, at his home after an extended illness. He was a Methodist and a retired farmer. Survivors are a son, Jimmy; a daughter, Nancy; four brothers, John Smith of Bearden, Wilber Smith of Bastrop, LA, Calvin Smith of Lake Village and David Smith of Russellville; a sister, Nell Brady of Lake Village; and two grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Monday, November 22, at the Union Cemetery in Montrose with Rev. Sanders Brooks officiating. Arrangements were by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Dr. Donald L. Toon

Dr. Donald L. Toon, 67, of Crossett, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999. He was born in Watson, OK, on Feb. 18, 1932, to James L. and Josephine Toon. Dr. Toon served two years in the U.S. Army, had a B.S. aegree in agriculture, a B.S. degree in medicine and a M.D. degree from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He served a rotating internship at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock and then began practicing in Crossett in 1966. Dr. Toon was a member of First United Methodist Church, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, University of Arkansas Alumni Association, Arkansas Medical Society, Ashley Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, Arkansas Caduceus Club, Ashley Memorial Hospital Chief of Staff, Carter-Stephens Hunting Club, Boy Scouts of America, Crossett School Board, Ashley County School Board, Crossett Chamber of Commerce, Forest Echoes Vocational School board, Saline-Ouachita Valley Cattlemen's Association, Ashley Life Insurance Co., Farm Bureau, Ashley County Hospital Board, Crossett Health Foundation and Southern Medical Society.

He was past president for the Crossett Riding Club and a life member of the American Forestry Association. Dr. Toon also served as medical director of Leisure Lodge Nursing Home in Crossett. He was preceded in death by a son, Andrew O'Hearn Toon. His survivors include his wife, Nancy Stephens Toon of Crossett; two sons, Stephen Patrick Toon and his wife, Susan of Omaha, Neb., and James Lane Toon and his wife, Tracie of Crossett; his stepmother, Dorea Toon of Cove; four brothers, Howard Toon of Hot Springs, Ray Toon of Sayre, OK, Billy Toon of Pleasant View, TN, and Jimmy Toon of Wills Point, TX; one sister, Jo Helen Chambers of Dallas, TX; and three grandchildren, Ashley Grace Toon of Omaha, Neb., and Bailey Lane Toon and Ila Corine Toon, both of Crossett. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, November 19, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Bolin, Billy Gammel, Shawn Watkins, Ben T. Carter, Charles Yauger and Bruce Switzer. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Ashley County Medial Society. Interment followed services at the Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, Ashley County Medical Center, Crossett Centennial Park Project or the Crossett Riding Club Scholarship Fund.

Mr. Ralph David Towe

Mr. Ralph David Towe, 38, of Hamburg died Saturday, November 13, 1999, at his home. A native of Monticello, he was a log truck driver for O&M Trucking. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Towe; his sister, Rose Marie Towe; a niece, Jamie Walter and great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Towe and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Morgan. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Whitehead Towe of Hamburg; a stepson, Scottie Harper of Hamburg; a stepdaughter, Diana Odom of Hamburg; his mother, Mrs. Wynonna Towe of Hamburg; in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Harris of Hamburg and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Whitehead of Crossett; three brothers Jessie Towe and wife Reba of Wichita, KS, Bruce Towe and wife Sue of Hamburg and Billy Towe and wife Charlotte of Snyder; three sisters, Nancy and husband Billy Copeland of Cleveland, TX, Ozeal and husband Cruz Lloyd of Hamburg and Tina and husband Jesse Morgan of Hamburg; and two grandchildren, Dakota and Caitlin. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Roy Craig and Floyd Griffith officiating. Pallbearers were Tracey Aiken, Thomas Martin, Keith Gulledge, Bubba Edwards, Mike Martin and Wayne Gantt. Burial followed services at the Sims Cemetery.

Mr. Clifton "Chubby" Adams

Mr. Clifton "Chubby" Adams, 52, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg, he was a truck driver for Carl Adams Logging and an U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Cottonwood Hunting Club and was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Hattie Pollock Adams; two brothers, George Glenn and Charles Louis Adams; and a sister, Virginia Ann Adams. Survivors are five brothers, James and W. T. Adams of Crossett and Donald, Carl and Richard Adams of Hamburg; six nieces, Lisa Fulgham, Deena White, Ashley, Carly and Emily Adams and Gayla Williamson; and four nephews, Allen, Michael, Brian and Brent Adams. Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Monday, November 15, at the Mount Zion Cemetery with Rev. James Fleming officiating. Arrangements were Jones by Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Clifton Adams Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank, 603 North Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Ruby Mae Crawford

Ruby Mae Crawford, 83, of Crossett died Sunday, November 14, 1999, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born January 31, 1916, to Andrew Jackson and Clara Belle Miller Shields, she was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lavoe Crawford, and a brother, Loyd Shields. Survivors are three daughters, LaFran Murphy Buchanan of Sheridan, Glenda Murphy of Hamburg, and Marsha Parker of Sheridan; four grandchildren, Christy Murphy Sawyer of Hamburg, Shawn House of Pine Bluff, James House of Sheridan and Carol Murphy of Hamburg; and a great-grandchild, Haley Lynn Sawyer of Hamburg. Funeral services were to be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Farrell Breshears and Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers were to be Colvin Shivers, Don Shivers, James House, Shawn House, and Alan Ford. Burial was to follow services at the Antioch Cemetery.

James Tony Culbreath

James Tony Culbreath, 36, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 9, 1999. Born July 15, 1963, in Monroe, LA, to Gus Edward and Betty Lou McNabb Culbreath, he was a member of the Beech Street Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Thomas Culbreath, and a sister, Pamela Gay Culbreath. Survivors are his wife, Sherri Miles Culbreath of Crossett; three daughters, Courtney Peterson of Hamburg and Rachel Nicole Culbreath and Tommie Lynn Culbreath of Crossett; his parents, Gus and Betty Culbreath of Crossett; his grandmother, Sally McNabb of Crossett; and two brothers, Gus Edward "Eddie" Culbreath of Mer Rouge, LA, and Bill Randy Culbreath of Crossett. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, November 12, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Bob Vest, Don Justice and Horace Dunn officiating. Pallbearers were Eddie Tew, Dale Cooper, Ralph Gray, Frank Gray, Steven Zeigler and Todd Zeigler. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Keeli Mercedes Faith Culbreath

Keeli Mercedes Faith Culbreath of Crossett, an infant, died Wednesday, November 10, 1999. Survivors include her mother, Sherri Miles Culbreath of Crossett; her grandparents, Nancy and Elton Taunton, Lorene Miles, Gus and Betty Culbreath; great-grandparents, LeNora Hollis and Sally McNabb, all of Crossett; a brother, Stetson Stevens of Crossett; four sisters, Lindsey Stevens of Fountain Hill, Courtney Peterson of Hamburg, and Rachel Nicole Culbreath and Tommie Lynn Culbreath of Crossett. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, November 12, in the Beech Street Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Zion Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. David Edward Fox

Mr. David Edward Fox, 56, of Crossett died Saturday, November 13, 1999, at his home. Born October 1, 1943, to Robert and Christine Smith Fox in Rison, he was a retired construction worker and a member of the Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Joyce Haynie. Survivors are his wife, Mildred Middlebrooks Fox of Crossett; four sons, Jimmy Dean Kinney, Mickey Edward Fox, Keith Eric Fox and Scotty David Fox; a daughter, Judy Mason; his parents, all of Crossett; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Crossett with Revs. Randy Maxwell and Ricky Harvey officiating. Pallbearers were to be Kenny Haynie, Ray Wallace, Joe, Mitch and Allen Reynolds, and Boog, Jody and Kirt Harris. Honorary pallbearers were to be Timmy and Raymond Wallace, Kenneth Johnson and Tootie Reynolds. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Howard Lansdale

Mr. Howard Lansdale, 77, of Hamburg died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at the Beverly Heath Care Center in Hamburg. A native of Drew County and a Hamburg resident since 1958, he was a retired assistant manager for Burlington Industries in Monticello, an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Lansdale; his mother, Myrtle McCarty Carpenter; a brother, Travis Lansdale; two half brothers, Velmer and Elmer Carpenter; and two stepbrothers, Henry and Clark Carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Louise Bozeman Lansdale of Hamburg; a son, Lynn Lansdale of Hamburg; a daughter, Shirley Taylor of Rye; a sister, Eva Pruitt of Fountain Hill; a stepbrother, Willie Carpenter of Hamburg; and one grandson, Chris Taylor. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, November 12, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Fred, Billy and Lon C. Bozeman, Haskell and Pete Carpenter and Joe Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Houston Hart and Teddy Hickman. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth "Bessie" McClain

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth "Bessie" McClain, 99, of Hamburg died Friday, November 12, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native of Ashley County and a Hamburg resident since 1943, she was a homemaker and a member of the Fountain Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Wesley McClain, in 1987; hree sons, Terrel Finch McClain, in 1925, Derwood Benjamin McClain in 1971 and James Ervin McClain in 1999; a grandson, Terrel E. McClain, in 1972; her parents, Edward Finch and Lula Causey Reynolds; two sisters, Viola Harville and Hattie Gifford; and two brothers, Ward and Bennie Reynolds. Survivors are a son, Mervin McClain and wife Kathleen of Fremont, OH; two daughters, Maxine M. Yingling of Conway and Pauline M. Stell of Hamburg; two daughters-in-law, Fay Wright McClain and Martha Sue McClain, both of Monticello; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 14, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Pat Wilkerson and Kenny Worbington officiating. Pallbearers were Allan McClain, Jimmy McClain, Denny and David Baker, Kenny Hudgens, Allen Pearson and Steve Baker. Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Lacey Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Audrey Stephenson, 110A, Waterwell Road, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Fountain Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Eugene Slocum, 162 Slocum Road, Fountain Hill, AR 71642.

Mr. William Drew "Mac" McLendon

Mr. William Drew "Mac" McLendon, 73, of Lake Charles, LA, died Sunday, November 14, 1999, at his home. A native of Camden and a Lake Charles resident since 1960, he graduated from Fairview High School in Camden and attended Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia. He retired from the Missouri-Pacific Railroad as a claims agent after 35 years of service. He was an U. S. Army veteran of the Pacific Theater in World War II and was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Bell McDuffie McLendon, and a son, Stephen Douglas McLendon. Survivors include his wife, Lessie Pitre Landreneau McClendon of Lake Charles; a daughter, Nancy Dever; and a grandchild, Jennifer Dever of Shreveport, LA; two stepsons, Richard and Jim Landreneau of Lake Charles; four stepdaughters, Charlotte Morgan of Moss Bluff, IA, Susan Merrett of Sugarland, TX, Kim Bartley of Atascocita, TX, and Brenda Borgeson of Bellville, TX; a brother, Jerry Frizzell of Lake Charles; 14 step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m Tuesday, November 16, and from 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Grave-side services will be at 12 noon Thursday, November 18, at the Beech Creek Cemetery outside Hamburg with Rev. John Shafer officiating and with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Aubrey B. Sivils

Mr. Aubrey B. Sivils, 74, of Crossett died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at his home. A native of Wilmot and a Crossett resident for the past 25 years, he was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Georgia-Pacific's plywood operations in 1989. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Minnie Allen Sivils; a son, Terry Sivils; a grandson, Jason Sivils; two brothers, J. T. and James Sivils; a half brother, Jessie Sivils; and three half sisters, Mae Pennington, Pearl Blackwell and Lela Reed. Survivors include his wife, Irene Myers Sivils of Crossett; a son, Gary Sivils of Bastrop, LA; two stepsons, Johnny and Carl Sammons of Crossett; three stepdaughters, Iris Stark of Lake Village, Jennifer Hall of Atkins and Corliss McCain of Wilmot; a sister, Dorothy Goodson of Bonita, LA; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 11, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Randy Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were Larry, John, Spencer and Leon Sivils and Bill and Billy Allison. Honorary pallbearers were L. C. Sivils, Pete Peters and J. B. Rainey. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Care Foundation, P. O. Box 410, McGehee AR 71654.

Mr. Willie James Watkins

Mr. Willie James Watkins, 75, of Hamburg died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Utica, MS, and a Hamburg resident for the past ten years, he was a former resident of Parkdale, Colorado and New Mexico. A retired logger, a veteran of the U. S. Army, and a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness in Hamburg, he was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Leola Washington Watkins, and three brothers, Leon, J. W. and Dan Watkins. Survivors include his wife, Anna Holloway Watkins of Hamburg; two sons, Willie Lee Watkins of Espanola, NM, and Donald E. Watkins of Kansas City, KS; two daughters, Flossie E. Watkins of Hamburg and Edna Watkins of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Diane Grayson of Little Rock and Katrina Watkins of Hamburg; a brother, Douglas Robinson of Little Rock; his mother-in-law, Pearl Burks of Hamburg; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 13, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Jasper Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Earl Jacobs, Horace Huggins, Robert Cox, Jr., Walter Hubbard, Roland Hubbard and Lawrence Tippie. Burial followed services at the Zion Hill Cemetery in Parkdale.

Oma Inez Elton

Oma Inez Elton, 82, of Crossett died Friday, November 5, 1999, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born November 27, 1916, to Clinton and Cora Miller Lee in Luverne, AL, she was a homemaker and a member of the Beech Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice V. Elton. Survivors are a son, Bill Elton of Crossett; two daughters, Oma Lee Naff of Crossett and Helen Romanski of Plano, TX; a brother, Nolan Lee of Florida; two sisters, Thelma Reynolds of Haughton, LA, and Ora Harvey of Monticello; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 7, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Danny Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were Lee Naff, Leon Harvey, Michael Elton, Jim Romanski, Ted Romanski, Arthur Reynolds and Nicholas Leroy Naff. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mary Elizabeth Bolin Fletcher

Mary Elizabeth Bolin Fletcher, 81, of Crossett died Saturday, November 6, 1999, at her home. Born January 15, 1918, in Hamburg to Mose and Sally Franks Bolin, she was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star and the Mount Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Larry Fletcher, and two brothers, Bill and Haskell Bolin. Survivors include her husband, Loyd C. Fletcher of Crossett; two sons, Loyd Donald Fletcher of Crossett and Marion Richard Fletcher of Russellville; a brother, M. Z. Bolin of Kissimmee, FL; three sisters, Ouida Johnson and Hattie Cooper of Crossett and Sally Ann Murphy of Hamburg; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, November 8, in the Mount Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Roy Craig and Blaine Beck officating. Pallbearers were Roy Dean Walton, Jimmy Meeks, Morris Pennington, James Meeks, Harold Pennington, and Mark Pennington.

Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Ernest Leo Hilgeman

Ernest Leo Hilgeman died Wednesday, November 3, 1999, in Crossett. Born May 23, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Hilgeman was employed for over 40 years by American Motors and its predecessors. He was married to Edna Mae Gunlite, who preceded him in death in 1992. Mr. Hilgeman served in the U.S. Army in Europe from 1944 to 1946. He was active for many years in the Boys Scouts of America and was a member of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry. He is survived by his children, Ernest Edward Hilgeman and wife, Ann, of Monticello, David Michael Hilgeman and wife, Martha, of Germany, Dennis William Hilgeman of Toledo, Ohio, and Karla Jean Parrish of Toledo; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 6, at the St. Mark's Episcopal Church with Father George Hart officiating. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the St. Mark's Memorial Garden Fund, P.O. Box 975, Crossett, Ark. 71635.

Mr. Philip Eugene Barnes

Mr. Philip Eugene Barnes, 76, of Hamburg died Wednesday, October 27, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mr. Barnes was a native of Fountain Hill and grew up in and around Hamburg where his father had sawmills. He worked at the local "dime" store before and after school and on Saturdays. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1940. While attending Arkansas A&M in Monticello, he worked as a soda jerk in the commons. When World War II broke out, he volunteered and was a Marine captain pilot and flight instructor. After the war, he and his wife, Floy, returned to Arkansas A&M where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with two years of forestry study. He worked for Southern Lumber Company in Warren. When his father died in 1952, he bought Barnes Sawmill and returned to Hamburg. This business expanded to include eight other plants in Eudora, Junction City, Strong, Monticello and West Helena, Tallulah, LA and Greenville, MS. He was a member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church where he and all his children were baptized. He served his church in many capacities including chairman of the board and Sunday School superintendent. During the 1960s he served as a lay speaker, frequently traveling to small rural churches. While serving on the Hamburg City Council, he was instrumental in getting the city streets paved. He was proud of the building expansions implemented during the many years he served on the Hamburg School Board, especially the new high school and stadium. He served as a trustee for the Arkansas A&M College (now the University of Arkansas-Monticello) and he served on the boards of the Arkansas Forestry Association, the Southern Lumber Manufacturers Association and the Southern Hardwood Manufacturers Association. He also served as chairman of the board at Farmers Bank in Hamburg until recently. He was a Mason and a past member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. He enjoyed sailing and bird watching, was an avid hunter and outdoors man and enjoyed music and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his parents, Senator L.T. & Jessie Cleo Byrd Barnes and three brothers, William Byrd Barnes, Leonard Timothy Barnes, Jr. and Robert Barnes. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Floy Rae Johnston Barnes; his children; Philip Eugene Barnes, Jr. and his wife, Inez Rosamond New Barnes and their children, Gene, Jim and Rob Barnes; Jessica Anne Barnes Porter and her husband, William James (Jimmy) Porter II and their children, Jay and Laura Porter; Robert Britton Barnes and his wife, Joy Etta Hopper Barnes and their children, Julia, Britt and Brady Barnes; Julia Kaye Barnes Davis and her husband, Robert Alan Davis, Jr. and their children, Anna, Mary Rosamond and Philip Davis all of Hamburg; four brothers, James Clyde Barnes of Wilmington, N.C, Carl Leslie Barnes of Sheridan, WY, Jerry Regnier Barnes of Hamburg and Michael V. Barnes of Georgetown, TX and two sisters, Susan (Sue) Marie Stell and Betty Cleo Murphy, both of Hamburg. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Friday, October 29, at the Hamburg First United Methodist Church with Revs. John Shafer and Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers are Roger, Jamey, Billy, Richie, Bruce, Jay, Andy, Ronnie, Donnie and Tommy Barnes, Tim Stell, Jim, John & Rich Moore, Britt Hopper, Jim Johnston and Mike Murphy. Honorary pallbearers were the Farmers Bank board members, the First United Methodist Church Men's Sunday School Class, Billy Veazey, Tom Chambers, Harry Allison, Charlie Kinchen and Ashley Williams. Interment was in the Hamburg Cemetery, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 53rd W. Jackson, Suite 660, Chicago, IL 60604 or to the Hamburg First United Methodist Church, 202 S. Main, Homburg, AR 71646.

Mr. John Jefferson Cooper, Jr.

Mr. John Jefferson Cooper, Jr., 78, of Crossett died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at his home. Born March 21, 1921, in Crossett to John Jefferson, Sr., and Jewel Oslin Cooper, he was an Air Force veteran, serving three years in England, Germany and France, a retired maintenance supervisor for Texas Instruments and a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett. Survivors include his wife, Hattie Bolin Cooper; a son, John Cooper III and wife Jessica of Crossett; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Ferguson and husband Tom of Dallas, TX, and Jan Renee Kennedy and husband Mike of Crossett; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, November 1, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Rev. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Dicky Fletcher, Tim Pounds, Chris Pounds, Trace Cooper and Bob Martin. Honorary pallbearers were members of his Sunday School class. Burial followed services at the Lakewood Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Dyane Griffith

Mr. Dyane Griffith, 50, of Star City, formerly of Hamburg, died Monday, October 25, 1999, at the University Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Dermott, he was a retired truck driver and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Brenda Vaughn Griffith; his parents, Jess and Etta Curtiss Griffith; three brothers, Gerald, Thomas and Archie Griffith; and three sisters, Ruby Hayes, Rita Hendrix and Patsy Enlow. Survivors include his wife, Martha Griffith of Star City; two sons, Dewayne Griffith of Star City and Jessie Griffith of Port Arthur, TX; two daughters, Corean Griffith of Star City and Liz Rangle of El Dorado; four stepdaughters, Thelma Sullivan of Dumas, Dorothy Trigleth of Eudora, Mary Peterson of Hamburg and Frankie Burral of Seminole, TX; a brother, Lonnie J. Griffith of Fountain Hill; five sisters, Inez Lindsey of Camden, Edith Hendrix of Bastrop, LA, Irene Shattuck of Pittsburgh, KS, Frieda Prosser of Rangley, CA, and Marie Meredith of St. Paul, CA; and five grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 28, at the Carlock Cemetery with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Ira Lochala

Mr. Ira Lochala, 92, of Crossett died Friday, October 29, 1999, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born January 12, 1907, in Crossett to Walter and Ala Bama Rickman Lochala, he was a retired Georgia-Pacific employee and a member of the Quigley Holiness Church of Marion, LA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Lochala, and a grandson, Michael A. Lochala. Survivors include a son, Raymond Lochala of Crossett; a daughter, Nettie Jean Tietz of Crossett; a brother, W. J. Lochala of Hamburg; four sisters, Onie Rickman, Irene Langley, Gladys Murphy and Eloise Young, all of Crossett; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, November 1, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Doyle House and Cris Farley officiating. Pallbearers were Dickey, Mark and Wade Miller, Randy House, Buddy Day and Charlie Smith. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Mr. Vollie M. Pearson

Mr. Vollie M. Pearson, 89, of Hamburg died Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and a member of the Hamburg Church of Christ. He retired from Georgia-Pacific in 1973. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Pearson in 1988; a son, Jerry D. Pearson in 1995; his parents, Jim & Percillia Bains Pearson, four brothers and five sisters. He is survived by two sons, Tommy Pearson and his wife, Alice, of Crossett and Allen Pearson and his wife, Brenda of Natchitoches, LA; a daughter-in-law, Sue Pearson of Roundrock, TX; a brother, Edgar Pearson of Escondido, CA; a sister, Alene Dorsey of Longview, TX; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, October 29, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Joe Sponougle and John Overcash officiating. Pallbearers were Tommy Pearson, Jr., Keith & Kevin Pearson, Glenn Madden, Harry Tumlison and Oliver Griffin. Interment was in the Judson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Children's Home, 5515 Old Wolcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450-9983.

Mr. Michael Owen Pierce

Mr. Michael Owen Pierce, 49, of Crossett died Saturday, October 30, 1999, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. Born July 17, 1950, to Thomas O. and Caurene Hartness Pierce in Crossett, he was employed as a boiler operator by Georgia-Pacific Corp. and was a member of the South Main Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Hampton Pierce. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Pierce; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael Anthony "Tony" and Jennifer Pierce of Crossett; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Deanna and Robert Smith of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Gabrielle Marie Pierce of Crossett and Draylon Dewayne Smith of Hamburg; his parents; a brother, Andrew Pierce of Baton Rouge, LA; and a sister, Dianne Pierce of Farmerville, LA. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 2, in the South Main Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were to be Jimmy Lewis, James Sled, Bobby Sled, Alan Swan, Bill Spurlock, Ricky Graves and Belvin Hamm. Honorary pallbearers were to be Carl Vorhease, Randell Burchfield and Dickie Watt.

Burial was to follow services at the Hickory Grove Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Siscily M. Cecil

Mrs. Siscily McCrory Cecil, 83, of Hamburg died Saturday, October 23, 1999, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Durant, MS, a Hamburg resident since 1965 and a former resident of Montrose, she was a homemaker and a custodian for the Hamburg Public Schools until she retired in 1987. A member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. Jim R. Cecil, in 1992 and Wilson McCrory in 1973; a son, Benjamin McCrory; her parents, Eric and Lucy Slater; a sister, Juanita Richardson; and three grandchildren. Survivors are two sons, Jess McCrory of Somerville, TX, and Roger McCrory of Baschor, KS; two daughters, Della Slaughter of Hamburg and Ella Ferguson of Crossett; two stepsons, Rev. R. E. Cecil of Corsicana, TX, and Norval L. Cecil of Hamburg; three stepdaughters, Ora Bell Keeling of Luann, Ophelia Norris of Strong and Flossie Brown of Madison, MS; 26 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Jeff Alderman, Ferrell Breshears and R. E. Cecil officiating. Pallbearers were to be Earl McCrory, Kenneth Griffin, Norville Cecil, Henry Henslee, Billy Don Cecil and Walter Brown. Burial was to follow services at the Montrose Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Frank Alexander King

Frank Alexander King, 88, of Crossett died Wednesday, October 20, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born May 10, 1911, in Rawls to John Alexander and Eliza Jeanette Pennington King, he retired after 32 years as an evaporator operator for Georgia-Pacific. He was a member of the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lois King of Crossett; two sons, Johnny King of Crossett and Billy C. King of Strong; a brother, William King of Crossett; a sister, Martha Wilcoxon of Crossett; and two grandchildren, Shannon Nicole King and Matthew A. King. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, October 22, in the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Don Justice and Ray Jones officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Wilcoxon, Tommy Wilcoxon, Grider Courson, James Harrison, James Wilcoxon and Alfred Farmer. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Daisy Lee Mayfield

Daisy Lee Mayfield, 78, of Wilmot died Wednesday, October 20, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care in Wilmot. A life-long resident of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Mayfield; a son, Nelson Lee, Jr., and her parents, Monroe and Olivia Barnes Evans. Survivors are three sons, Kevin Mayfield of Wilmot, Joe Mayfield, Jr., of Crossett and J. C. Shaw of San Diego, CA: three daughters, JoAnn Abson and Sandra Christian of Little Rock and Barbara Ramsey of Milwaukee, WI; a brother, Earl Evans of Pine Bluff; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, October 25, in the Union Baptist Church with Rev. David Green officiating. Pallbearers were Thurman Shaw, Paul Slack, Kevin Mayfield, Jr., Herman Ramsey, Sr., Homer Evans and William Taft Evans, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were deacons Leon Whaley, Calvin Brown and Johnny Mack Brown. Burial followed services at the Second Baptist Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Alberta Metcalf

Alberta Metcalf, 90, of Wilmot died Sunday, October 24, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A life-long resident of Wilmot, she was a homemaker and a member of the John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Green "Pete" Metcalf and a brother, Limmon Holmes. Survivors include four sons, Andrew Metcalf of Wilmot, Lee Edward and Phenton Metcalf of Lost Angeles, CA, and John T. Metcalf of Moreno Valley, CA: two daughters, Barbara Brooks of Wilmot and Barbara Ann Latoison of Houston, CA; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, October 29, in the John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church with Rev. James Vault officiating. Burial will follow services at the Jim Smith Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

John W. C. "Red" Sharp

John W. C. "Red" Sharp, 74, of Crossett died Saturday, October 23, 1999, at his home. Born November 23, 1924, in Peale to Walter L. and Mary Belle McGowan Sharp, he was retired from Georgia-Pacific and was part of the Cloverdale Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude Richards and Ressie Brown, and two brothers, J. C. Sharp and Noble Sharp. Survivors are his wife, Minnie Wolfe Sharp; two sons, Hank and Lonnie Sharp; five daughters, Betty Jackson, Mary Sharp and Catherine Gail Gortney, all of Crossett, Alice Jo Ethridge of Dermott and Lillian Johnson of Hamburg; three sisters, Verble Young of Exeter, CA, Pauline Blackwood of Atkins and Ola Gail Morse of Dell; three brothers, Hobert and Homer Sharp of Atkins and Walter Lee Sharp of Conway; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, October 25, at 2 p.m. in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bros. Bryan Peck and Larry Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were Shannon Shaver, Bobby Travis, Bobby Hogue, Shawn Brown, John Brown and David Graves. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Sawyer, Eddie Sharp, Tony Johnson and Bennie Ray Trigleth. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Lucy Tucker

Lucy Tucker, 89, a life-long resident of the White Station community outside Crossett, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at her residence. A homemaker and a member of the West End Church of God in Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie D. Tucker; three sons, Lester, Thurman and Willie Tucker, Jr.; her parents, Sam and Martha Washington; three brothers, Sylvester, Vail and Will Washington; and four sisters, Eddye Girtman, Lilee Warren, Florence Taylor and Annie Gilliam. Survivors are two sons, James and Genice Tucker; six daughters, Sealie Mae Green, Shirley Mae Thompson and Silver Lee Scott, all of Crossett, Lucille Trailor and Lovie Ann Tucker of Marion and LuCinna Mitchell of Collinston, LA; 44 grandchildren, 96 great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 23, in the Ryles Chapel A. M. E. Church with Bishop H. W. Satterwhite officiating. Pallbearers were Oranda Gill, Faustino Cason, Dennis Thompson, Cedric Tucker, Robert Mitchell and Genice Ray Tucker. Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Mitchell, Grady Roy Thompson, Kenny Traylor, Emillo Cason, Ricky Traylor and Anthony Traylor. Burial followed services at the Ryles Chapel Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Lorene Marva Brown Williams

Lorene "Lo" Marva Brown Williams, 63, of Crossett died Saturday, October 16, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 6, 1936, in Crossett to Robert and Georgia Benson Brown, she united with Zion Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church under the leadership of the late Rev. J. K. Martin. She was a 1954 graduate of T. W. Daniel School and was preceded in death by a stepfather, Sherman Warren, and a brother, Carl James Brown. Survivors include her husband, Austin F. Williams of Crossett; her mother, Georgia Warren of Crossett; a sister, Bennie Owens and husband Johnny of Monroe, LA: an aunt, Marthield Withers of Crossett; a niece, Kimberly Owens; a nephew, Gregory Owens and wife Tara; a great-nephew, Jeramie Owens, all of Monroe; seven stepchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, in Zion Temple AME Zion Church with Rev. Jesse Radford, Sr., officiating. Pallbearers were Joseph Smith, Earnett Simpson, Carl Tucker, Johnny Owens, T. L. Lowe and Eddie Williams. Burial followed services at the Pugh Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Irene Wright

Irene Wright, 65, of Hamburg died Saturday, October 23, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lela Walton Robinson, and a brother, Charlie Robinson. Survivors are her husband, James Wright of Hamburg; five sons, John and Freddie Wright of Crossett, Frankie Wright of Hamburg, Jessie Wright of Dermott and Kenney Wright of Little Rock; one daughter, Marilyn Hubbard of Hamburg; a brother, George Robinson of Portland; 26 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 28, in the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Rev. Alphonso Madden officiating. Pallbearers are to be Marvin Walters, Cal Sellers, John Young, Wayne Pugh, James B. Wright and Jessie Parker. Burial will follow services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. William Edward Glover

Mr. William Edward Glover, 83, of Hamburg died Friday, October 15, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Benton, IL, and a Hamburg residence since 1984, he was a former resident of Memphis, Nashville, and Pulaski, TN; Oak Ridge, OR; and Mesa, AZ. He graduated from the Trevecca Nazarene High School and attended the Trevacca Nazarene College in Nashville, TN. A meat cutter for many years, he was known for his beautiful tenor voice. He sang and played the trumpet professionally in various churches, also served as minister of music and traveled as a music evangelist in the Midwest and Mid South. He was a member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church where he was minister of music prior to retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Frances Irene Noble Glover, in 1994; his parents, Hezekiel and Allie Williams Glover; a brother, Obed Glover; and a sister, Virginia Biggs. Survivors are a stepson, Augustus O'Hara Wilson, Jr. Ph.D., and wife Helen Brattin of Houston, TX; a stepdaughter, Frances Marion Wilson Saffell and husband Charles Ashley Saffell, M. D., of Mesa, AZ; two step-grandchildren, Charles Ashley "Chuck" Saffell, II and his wife, Erinanne Mooney Saffell of Mesa and Leigh O'Hara Saffell of Oklahoma City, OK; and two step-great-granddaughters, Maren Neill and Rachel Anne Saffell of Mesa. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, in the Hamburg First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Pallbearers were to be Clifton Ladd, Stanton Veazey, Joe and Jeff Foote, Don Crews and Reid Harrod. Honorary pallbearers were to be Bob Davis, Vernon Harrison, Mike Stanley and P. E. Barnes. Burial was to follow services at the Hamburg Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg First United Methodist Church, 202 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Iler Bertha Noble

Iler Bertha Noble, 93, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, in the Westlake Nursing Center in Sherwood. Born April 6, 1906, in the Extra community, she moved to Jacksonville in 1986. She was a member of the North Hills Baptist Church in Sherwood. She was preceded in death by her parents, I. V. and Sarah Holland; two brothers, one sister, three husbands, Jack Perry, Dr. G. M. Easter and Horace Noble; and two stepchildren, Pauline Bellott and Gerald Noble. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Perry Pena and husband Fritz; a sister, Reavie Kinnaird; three grandchildren, Frank, Donna and Linda Phillips; two stepsons, Glen Noble and wife Bobbie and Willard Noble and wife Sybil; two stepdaughters, Bernice Nelms and husband Carl; and Patsy McDougald and husband Roger; three great-grandsons, Matthew, Brian and Nathan Phillips; 21 step-grandchildren, 38 step-great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-great-grandchildren and many close nieces and nephews. Services were held in the First Baptist Church in Hamburg Thursday, October 14, with Rev. Jim Ward of North Little Rock, Dr. Bobby Pennington, Rev. Klois Hargis and Rev. Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Nathan Phillips, Carl Hunter, John Spivey, Tom I. Kinnaird, Larry Kinnaird, and George Brittain. Honorary pallbearers were Glen Riels, R. E. Kinnaird, Frank Dew, Bill Doles and Dub Cruse. Burial was in the Extra Cemetery under the direction of Huson Funeral Home of Sherwood. Memorials may be made to the Extra Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Katherine Dew, the First Baptist Church of Hamburg, or to a favorite charity.

Mr. William Turner Rickman

Mr. William Turner Rickman, 82, of Crossett died Friday, October 15, 1999, at his home after a lengthy illness. Born April 23, 1917, to Peter Marion and Dovie Ellon McMillan Rickman in Crossett, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired mechanic for Chase Bag Company. He was preceded in death by a sister, Olivia Barbar. Survivors include his wife, Onie Lochala Rickman of Crossett; a daughter, Debra Rickman Balkcom of Macon, GA; two brothers, Joe Rickman of Vidor, TX, and Jack Rickman of Crossett; two sisters, Oledia Mann of Richmond, MS, and Edith Johnson of Crossett; and two grandchildren, Larry Ford of Warner Robbins, GA, and Richard Balkcom of Macon, GA. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 17, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Doyle House, John Martin and Tracy Boyd officiating. Pallbearers were James Edward Murphy, Larry Mann, Charles Langley, Lelan Johnson, Raymond Lochala, Terry Lochala and Clifton Tucker, Mac Lochala was an honorary pallbearer. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Claudine Bryant

Claudine Bryant, 63, of Lake Village died Thursday, October 7, 1999, at the St. Vincent's Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. She was an artist, a homemaker and a member of the Dermott Baptist Church Survivors include her husband, Houston Bryant of Lake Village; a son, John H. Bryant, Jr., of West Monroe, LA; two daughters, Sylvia Lynn Courson of Lake Village and Janice Bryant Barden of Mobile, AL; five brothers, Charles Richard Prescott of Dermott, Harold Lee Prescott of Gulfport, MS, Norman Dee Prescott of West Palm Beach, FL, Bobby Joe Prescott of Mablevale and Randy Wayne Prescott of Monticello; six sister, Cora Eliece Gulledge of Hamburg, Mary Louise Hicks, Annette Nielson and Margaret Ann Mixon of Dermott, Elizabeth Thompson of Lake Village and Norma Jean Burris of Cabot and four grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 9, in the Dermott Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Tanner officiating. Burial followed services at the Dermott Cemetery, with arrangements by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Calamity Joyce Wimberly Colen

Calamity Joyce Wimberly Colen, 41, of Russellville, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, October 4, 1999, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a native of Crossett, a 1976 graduate of Crossett High School, a health care worker for Friendship Community Care of Russellville, and a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie "Bobo" Colen, on September 4, 1999, and her father, Nolton E. Wimberly, on November 6, 1985. Survivors include a son, Horacio Colen; a daughter, Takisha Colen, both of Russellville; her mother, Deloise Wimberly of Crossett; three brothers, Curtis Pugh of Little Rock and Cornell and Terrell Wimberly of Dallas, TX; and seven sisters, Yvette Wimberly of Shreveport, LA, Valerie Postell, Wondrous Wilson and LaMonda Wimberly of Dallas, Latitia Dickerson and Tamika Wimberly of Crossett and Debra Wimberly of Los Angeles, CA. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 9, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Alex Bray officiating. Pallbearers were Andrew Tolbert, Chuck Streeter, Arthur Taylor, Jeffrey Woodberry, Raymond Canley and Davd Henderson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Crossett High School 1976 class. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Jeline Dancy

Jeline Dancy, 42, of Glendale, AZ, formerly of Hamburg, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at her residence. A native of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her father, Willie Belion, and two brothers, Lamar E. Belion and Joe Fred Collins. Survivors are her husband, Richard Dancy; two sons, Richard Dancy, Jr., and Jerome Dancy, all of Glendale; three daughters, Lashunda O'Brien and Tanisha Smith of Hamburg and Brenda Dancy of Glendale; her mother, Sarah Belion Webb and her stepfather, Page Webb of Hamburg; three brothers, Lonnie Gaston of San Jose, CA, Phillip Belion of Fresno, CA, and Jerry Belion of Palo Alto, CA; and four sisters, Willie Mae Newton of San Jose, CA, Lessie Taylor and Claudell Belion of Fresno, CA, and Evelyn Girtman of Hamburg. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, in the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Rev. Alphonso Madden officiating. Pallbearers were Earl Jacob, Lonnie Walker, Larry Tippitt, Troy Curtis, Robert Hall and Robert Cox. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Christine Garner

Mrs. Christine Garner, 77, of Portland died Sunday, October 10, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Garner was a native of Greenwood, MS, a resident of Portland since 1948, a homemaker; and a member of the Portland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, L.C. and Naomi Lucus Overby. She is survived by her husband, C.B. Garner of Portland; two daughters, Patsy Selby of Montrose and Jerri Naff of Pueblo, CO; a brother, Pat Barmore of Bastrop, LA; two sisters, Judy Denton of Lakeland, FL, and Ida Ray Buller of Oak Grove, LA; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be after 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Grave-side services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, in the Portland Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Meyers officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Selby, Bruce Smith, Mark Singleton, Todd Naff, Benton and Joel Newcome, Bob Kirkland and Cliff Sadler. Memorials may be made to the Portland United Methodist Church, 303 N. Main, Portland, AR, or to the Portland Cemetery Association, c/o Gus Pugh & Sons, Portland, AR 71663.

Mr. Curtis Morse

Mr. Curtis Morse, 86, of Lake Village died Saturday, October 2, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Born in DeKalb, MS, on May 13, 1913, to the late A. L. and Venie Morse, he was a retired farm manager and a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles A. Morse of Crossett; a grandson, Eddie Morse of Wamego, KS, a great-grandson, Nicholas Gulledge of Crossett; and five brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruby Vick Morse of Lake Village; two sons, Robert H. Morse of Wamego, KS, and Curtis Neil Morse of Dermott; a daughter, Bonnie Green of Little Rock; two sisters, Helen Jarboe of Lake Village and Lorraine Apel of Osburn, Idaho; 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 1999, in the Steele Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Bros. Ted Williams and Jody Gannaway officiating. Burial followed services at the Lake Village City Cemetery.

Mrs. Ruby Tomerlin

Mrs. Ruby Tomerlin, 79, of Hamburg died Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Wayne Tomerlin, in1997; a daughter, Connie Sue Tomerlin, in 1965; a granddaughter, Terri Tomerlin Kemp; her parents, Walter and Elizabeth Shelton Gifford; a brother, Carl Gifford; and there sisters, Artie Bryan, Iva Sawyer and Ozzie Cooper. Survivors include her husband, Mack Tomerlin, Sr.; two sons, Mack "Cotton" Tomerlin, Jr., and wife Shirley and Gerald Glenn Tomerlin and wife Patsy; a daughter-in-law, Fran Tomerlin; a sister, Shirley Jordan, all of Hamburg; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, October 8, in the Zion United Methodist Church with Revs. Mike Titsworth and Clyde Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers were Randy Gifford, Lyndell Jackson, Jim Bailey, Shelby Carter, Hurley Berry and Jerry Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were J. W. Mann, Nick Childers and Lane Brown. Burial followed services at the Zion Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Zion Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. R. E. Kinnaird, 272 Ashley Road 454, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Steven G. White

Funeral services for Steven G. White, 77, of Gladewater, Texas, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 8, 1999, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gladewater with the Rev. Wayne Flowers and Dr. William Rustenhaven officiating. Graveside services were at 1:30 p.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs with the Rev. Curtis Hall and Dr. William Rustenhaven officiating. Born Dec. 24, 1921, in Trafalgar, to the late Mitchel B. and Etta White, he died on Tuesday, October 5. A retired motor inspector for the Lone Star Steel Company, he was a World War II veteran who served 22 months in the Aleutian Islands. He was a resident of the Hughes Springs area for many years and member of the American Legion and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Daingerfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Oca Gibbs and Cora White, and his brother, Perry White. Survivors include his wife, Virginia White; a son, Kevin G. White; three granddaughters, Rachel White, Allison White and Catherine White, all of Gladewater; two sisters, Ruth Blemmel of Mena and Jean McCoy of DeKalb, MS; two brothers, Mitchel B. White of Hamburg and Franklin Wayne White of St. Louis, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greater Hospice of Texas, 814 Gilmer Road, Suite 1, Longview, TX 75604.

Carolyn Jean Carter

Carolyn Jean Carter, 56, of Crossett died Saturday, October 2, 1999, at her home. She was born August 21,1943, to George Clinton, Sr., and Berty Reeme Carter in Crossett. Some of her favorite things were dolls, jigsaw puzzles and her dog, Angel. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors are her mother; four brothers, George, Bobby and Mike Carter, all of Crossett, and Jerry Carter of Springhill, LA; a sister, Peggy Henderson of Crossett; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Albert Brown officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Carter Cemetery.

Mr. Charlie Calvin Freeman

Mr. Charlie Calvin Freeman, 84, of Crossett died Friday, September 24, 1999, at his home. Born May 28, 1915, in Parkdale to Jesse and Lela Gordan Freeman, he was a retired Georgia-Pacific worker, a Mason, and a member and deacon of the Zion Temple A. M. E. Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Willie Clyde Freeman. Survivors include his wife, Inelma Brown Freeman of Crossett; three daughters, Johnnie Fay Jones and Erma Jean Edger of Gary, IN, and Patricia Truedale of Columbia, SC; a brother, Jesse Freeman of Oakland, CA; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, in the Zion Temple A. M. E. Church with Rev. Green officiating. Pallbearers were Charles, Cleazell and Edward C. Brown, Willie H. Freeman, Donald Thrower and Michael Edger. Honorary pallbearers were the trustees of the church and members of Exodus Lodge #403. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Cornelia Imogene Rice

Cornelia Imogene Rice, 69, of Crossett died Saturday, October 2, 1999, at her home. Born August 14, 1930, in Strong to Jimmie Lee and Cleo Overstreet Glosson, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Strong. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Rice. Survivors are a son, Tommy Rice of Crossett; two daughters, Deborah Lyne Lester of Chatham, LA, and Tammy Cook of Crossett; a brother, Larkin Glosson of Strong; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, October 4, in the Beulahland Assembly of God with Revs. Lawrence Amos, Dewitt Rousey, Gayle Riles and Willie Mae Jones officiating. Pallbearers were Marty Williams, Dickie Watt, Larry Senn, Glyn Lochala, William Carrol Pippen and James "Bubba' Gilmore. Honorary pallbearers were Alford Watts and Donald Pippen.

Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Harvell Leon White, Sr.

Mr. Harvell Leon White, Sr., 70, of Hamburg died Friday, October 1, 1999, at his home. He was a native of Ashley County, a life-long resident of Hamburg and a retired employee of the City of Crossett. He was an U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, a charter member of D's Hilltop Hunting Club, and worked two years each for the Hamburg Police Department, Ashley County Sheriff's Department and as Portland City Marshall. A member of the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by a son, Billy J. White; his parents, Juddy and Hattie Brady White; and a brother, George White. Survivors include his wife, Hazel P. White of Hamburg; four sons, Harvell Leon White, Jr., of Hermitage, Michael Roy White of Hamburg, Carlton White of Crossett and Frankie White of Snyder; a daughter, Brenda Gail Roberts of Hamburg; two brothers, A. E. White of Crossett and Harold White of Greely, KS; four sisters, Dorothy Yoder, Mary Willkens and Loveia Foy of Crossett and Mildred Carpenter of Forrest City; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, October 4, in the North Crossett Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Allan Eppinette and Kenneth Wall officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Bill Morgan, Wayne Herron, Van Clark, Steve Naff, Levi Gray and Glenn Naff. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Naff and members of D's Hilltop Hunting Club. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Bennie Lamar Zeigler

Mr. Bennie Lamar Zeigler, 59, of Crossett died Friday, October 1, 1999, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born August 1, 1940, in Crossett to Alton Parker and Elaine Haviland Fuller Zeigler, he was employed at Georgia-Pacific, was an avid hunter, enjoyed horse racing and was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors are three sons, Ricky Lamar Zeigler of Carrolton, TX, Perry Wayne Zeigler and Gary Layne Zeigler of West Monroe, LA; and two brothers, Ronnie Zeigler of Ashdown and Royce Zeigler of Spring, TX. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, October 4, in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Robert Freeman and James Dean officiating. Pallbearers were Otis, Todd, Terry, Steven, Hiram, Donnie and Royce Zeigler, II, and Ronnie Mills. Stacy Zeigler was an honorary pallbearer. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Patricia Ann Cathey

Mrs. Patricia Ann Cathey, 58, of Hamburg died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at her home. A native of Crossett and a Hamburg resident for the past 40 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Rice; her mother, Nyla Murphy Hogue; and a brother, Gary Wayne Rice. Survivors include her husband, Joe Cathey of Hamburg; two brothers, Darrell and Tommy Rice of Crossett; three sisters, Sherry Rice Smith and Nila Faye Johnson of Hamburg and Tammy Cook of Crossett and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 25, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Lawrence Amos officiating. Pallbearers were David C. Johnson, Stacy Rice, Tracy Rice, Glen Farmer, and Bruce and Joey Maxwell. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Thelma Watt Duncan

Thelma Watt Duncan, 77, of Crossett died Saturday, September 25, 1999. Born January 26, 1922, in Crossett to Ed and Essie Loftin Watt, she was a homemaker and member of the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. She enjoyed working with ceramics and raising flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Duncan; a daughter, Bonnie Sue Lofton; and four grandchildren, Debbie Duncan, Lawrence Lofton, Marvin Lee Lofton and Connie Sue Lofton. Survivors are three sons, Marvin Eugene Duncan of Crossett, Robert Earl Duncan of Phoenix, AZ, and Donald Ray Duncan of Alma; four daughters, Margaret Ann Bardin and Bettye Jo Hill of Crossett and Gloria Faye Taylor and Janie Ruth Choate of El Dorado; a sister, Alma Lee of Crossett; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, September 27, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bros. Gayle Riles and Dan Webb officiating. Pallbearers were Carl Bardin, Bubba Bardin, Gary Bunn, Mitchell Hill, Emory Duncan and Mike Mosley. Burial followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. John "Buddy" Hollis

Mr. John "Buddy" Hollis, 52, of Hamburg died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Chicot County and a Dermott resident for over 20 years, he had lived in Hamburg for the past four years. He was service manager at Farm Equipment Company in Lake Village for the past 22 years after working at Valley Equipment Company in McGehee for ten years. A member of the Cominto Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his father, John B. Hollis, in 1995. Survivors are his wife, Sandra Long Hollis of Hamburg; two sons, Michael Hollis and wife Jenny of Monticello and Curt Hollis of Hamburg; his mother, Beatrice Kincaid Hollis of Crossett; two brothers, Tommy Hollis of Hamburg and Benji Hollis of Crossett; five sisters, Shirley Watson of Arkansas City, Mary Wells of Rohwer, Donnie Watson of Watson, and Bonnie Matthews and Carolyn Jordan of Crossett. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25, in the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Rev. Jody Gannaway and Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Pallbearers were Rudy Wrzesinki, Don Arensman, Bryan Hollis, Lance Watson, Stephen Sandlin and Keith Long. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Donald Irish

Mr. Donald Irish, 76, of Montrose died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Waukegan, IL, and a former resident of Zion, IL, he had lived in Montrose for the past 37 years. He was a retired farmer, an U. S. Navy veteran of the Pacific Campaign in World War II, and a member of the Montrose United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Jane Preston Irish, and a brother, Robert Irish. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Bradney Irish of Montrose; two sons, Harbey Irish of Moscow Mills, MO, and David Irish of Warden, WA; four daughters, Donna Price of Pangburn, Sallie Lesperance of Trion, GA, Frances Bauer of Woodbridge, VA, and Carol Woodruff of Wynne; a brother, Richard Irish of Iron Mountain, MI; a sister, Margaret Elsburg of Arksdale, WI; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, in the Montrose United Methodist Church with Revs. Keith Goza and Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers are to be Roy Vaden, Douglas Crane, Bill Mixon, Sharlotte Mixon, Neil Sloan, John Hulsey, David Allen Irish and Shane Slaughter. Burial will follow services at the Dermott Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Montrose United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Elizabeth Irish, P. O. Box 195, Montrose, AR 71658.

Mr. Carl Thomas Morgan

Mr. Carl Thomas Morgan, 48, of Lacey died Thursday, September 23, 1999, at the North Monroe, LA, Hospital. Born December 9, 1950, in Dumas to Carl Franklin and Ollie Cleo Stewart Morgan, he was a mechanic for Georgia-Pacific and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses and tending to his animals. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Groleske Morgan; two sons, Christopher and Shane Morgan, all of Lacey; three daughters, Amy Blankenship, Jeanie Morgan and Susan Porter, all of Crossett; two stepdaughters, Heather Groleske and Crystal Ray of Monticello; five sisters, Doris Hudson and Virginia Tucker of Monticello, Jean Morgan of Terrell, TX, Carlene Tabor of Grand Prairie, TX, and Deloris Butler of Thomasville, AL; and one grandchild, Morgan Blankenship of Crossett. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Monday, September 27, in the Magnolia Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Sampy Jones, Jessie Lee Ray, Dennis Butler, Michael Butler, Gary Mayhew, Bill Morris, Jimmie Lewis and Lonnie Ray. Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Arizona "Slop" Smith

Arizona "Slop" Smith, 81, of Wilmot died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Greenville, MS. A homemaker and life-long resident of Wilmot, she was a member of the John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Vessie Young Smith; a brother, Jimmy Lasker; and a sister, Lucy Dell "Sis" Tolston. Survivors are a sister, Larlue Stokes of Wilmot; three nieces including Vessie Harris, six nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, October 1, in the John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church with Rev. James A. Vault officiating. Pallbearers are to be Calvin Brown, Jimmy Turner, Leon Sherrer, Leroy Harris, Andrew Metcalf and Greg Cheatham. Burial will follow services at the Jim Smith Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. C. T. Starling

Mr. C. T. Starling, 76, of Hamburg died Monday, September 20, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Tillar and a former resident of the Milo community, he had lived in Hamburg for many years. He was a graduate of Fountain Hill High School, an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Fountain Hill United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ethel Winningham Starling; a brother, Lester Starling; and a sister, Pauline Berwick. Survivors are two sons, Charles Reginald Starling of Conroe, TX, and Kirk Starling of Crossett; five daughters, Peggy Starling Moyer and Christal Starling Smith of Hamburg, Sharon Starling Cook of Conroe, Retta Starling Franklin of Baker, LA, and Yvette Starling Ostolasa of Ontario, OR; three sisters, Virginia Pierce and Colie Will Berryman of Fountain Hill and Bennevis Hartley of Hamburg; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Pat Wilkerson officiating. Pallbearers were Randy Gifford, Junior Oden, Charles, Laron and Paul Berryman and Hoyle Wood. Honorary pallbearers were members of VFW Post 9360. Burial followed services at the Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Celester Dennis "C. D." Wade

Mr. Celester Dennis "C. D." Wade, 63, of Crossett died Saturday, September 17, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Wilmot and a Crossett resident of 46 years, he was a Baptist and was retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill. He was preceded in death by his father, Dave Wade, on November 11, 1974, and a brother, Troy Lee Wade, on December 31, 1995. Survivors are his wife, Annie Bell Tucker Wade; a son, Reggie Patton; a daughter, Tessinni Johns; his mother, Willie Sue Wade; two brothers, David Wade, all of Crossett, and Danny Wade of Little Rock; four sisters, Ouida Fluckers, Brenda Walker and Mammie Davis, all of Crossett, and Delora Butler of Little Rock; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, September 24, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were Frankie Johnson, Shamilus Jamerson, Darrell Newton, James Adams, Willie Norwood and William Olive. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Linsley Lee Adams

Mr. Linsley Lee Adams, 42, of Hamburg died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Drew County, he was a gas truck driver for Halley Oil and a member of the Gardner Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Ann Fairchild Adams of Hamburg; two sons, Ricky Martin of Bastrop, LA, and Jacob Adams of Crossett; a daughter, Mandy Martin of Jonesboro; his parents, Alva and Opal Adams of Hamburg; three brothers, Lee and Jackie Adams of Monticello and Robert "Bob" Adams of Hamburg; a sister, Judy Adkins of Hamburg and two grandchildren, Hope Adams and James Martin. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, September 17, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Bob Woods officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Hutson, Bobby Joe Kelley, Jimmy Stell, Lane Scott, Max Halley and James Knight. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Billie June Barnett

Billie June Barnett, 72, of Crossett died Thursday, September 16, 1999, at the Dermott city nursing home. A native of Ashley County, she worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for 18 years and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by a son, Marshall Glenn Barnett; her parents, Virgil and Chloe Doss Cooley; and a brother, Cecil Cooley. Survivors are a son, Billy E. Harris of Dermott; two daughters, Carolyn Harris and Jodean Tew of Crossett; four brothers, Glenn and Dewayne Cooley of Crossett, Virgil Cooley, Jr., of Tennessee and Robert Cooley of Alexandria, LA; two sisters, Eloise McClain of Crossett and Dorothy Johnson of White Hall; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 18, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Darren Cooley, Clifford Cooley, Gary Farmer, Richard Childress and Keith Stevenson. Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery.

Mr. Darby Taylor Carter

Mr. Darby Taylor Carter, 79, of Crossett died Monday, September 13, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born April 19, 1920, in Crossett to Everett Taylor and Roselle Lochala Carter, he was a retail industry salesman and a member of the Wallers Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lila Belle Carter of Crossett; a sister, Erma Lee Maxwell of Crossett; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, in the Wallers Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Pat Wilkerson officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Carter, Lem Miller, Orvil Maxwell, Billy Nate Carter, Tracy Schilders and J. B. Maxwell. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Lueretta M. Dodson

Mrs. Lueretta M. Dodson, 51, of Magnolia died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born July 7, 1948, she was a floor supervisor for Porteco, Inc., and a member of the Westside Assembly of God in El Dorado. She was preceded in death by her father, Van Frank Wright. Survivors include her husband, James Dodson of Magnolia; a daughter, Deborah Rogers of El Dorado; a son, Billy Boseman of Crossett; her mother, Quida Jordan of Crossett; two brothers, DeWane Beard of Crossett and Van David Wright of Kansas City, MO; a twin sister, Loretta Jean Wilson of Bradley; one grandson and two granddaughters. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 16, in the Lewis Funeral Home chapel with Bros. Charles Raymond Miller and James Travis Miller officiating. Pallbearers were Carl West, Mike Snider, Ronnie Harris, Dee West, David Faulk and Richard Beard. Burial followed services at the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Daisy Lene Gill

Mrs. Daisy Lene Gill, 56, of the White Station community outside Crossett died Thursday, September 16, 1999, at her home. A life-long resident of White Station, she was a homemaker and a member of the Holly Grove Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Denise Gill, on December 13, 1994; her father, Junior Tucker, on April 20, 1995; and a brother, Doyle Tucker, on January 9, 1999. Survivors include her husband, Rudolph Gill, Jr.; a daughter, Diana Marie Matheney; her mother, Lorene Tucker; three brothers, Henry, Johnny and Gene Tucker; three sisters, Lurlene Hollins and Mary Washington, all of Crossett, and Marilyn Washington, of Bastrop, LA; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, in the Ryles Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. James Childress officiating. Pallbearers were to be Doyle Tucker, Jr., Troy Webb, Leonard Webb, Wilson Owens, Larry Goodwin and Curtis Simpson. Burial was to follow services at the Ryles Chapel Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Henry Lee "Hen Hog" Harris

Mr. Henry Lee "Hen Hog" Harris, Sr., 48, of Hamburg died Saturday, September 18, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Jones, LA, and a Hamburg resident for over 20 years, he was a boiler-maker and rigger and a member of the Apolistic House of Prayer in Bastrop, LA. Survivors include his wife, Linda Gayle Brock Harirs of Hamburg; a son, Hank Harris of Hamburg; three daughters, Amanda Dixon of Snohomish, Washington, Mary Frances Harris and Virginia Lee Harris of Hamburg; a brother, Frankie Lee Harris of Hamburg; four sisters, Darlene Crain of Houston, TX, Christine Harris of Orange, TX, Bonnie McMath of Hamburg and Kathy Miles of Winnsboro, LA; his maternal grandmother, Kathleen McDaniel of Silsbee, TX; three grandchildren, Farrah Dixon, Matthew Harris and Jessie Francis; and many other relatives. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Jerry Rawley and Scott Carroll officiating. Pallbearers were to be Buddy Barnett, James Hammond, Don Shirers, Eric Cravan, Donnie Hull and Ricky Crain. Honorary pallbearers were to be Steve Murphy, Alfred Graves, Larry Barnett and Joe Lewis. Burial was to follow services at the Mount Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Bobby Jordan

Mr. Bobby Jordan, 66, of Hamburg died Monday, September 13, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg, he retired as a millwright from Georgia-Pacific's Plywood plant in 1995. A Baptist and an U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Police Action, he was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Jackie Sweeney Jordan; two sisters, Vera Stanley and Clara Bell Jordan; a brother, Fred Jordan; a stepson, Russell Henderson; and a stepdaughter, Faith Henderson. Survivors include his wife, Berniece Riley Jordan of Hamburg; two stepsons, Roger Henderson of Madison Heights, VA, and Douglas Henderson of Hope; two brothers, Doyle Jordan of Crossett and Junior Jordan of Hamburg; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, September 17, in the Martinville Baptist Church with Revs. Travis Roberts and Robert Wood officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny, Tommy and Bobby Clark, Floyd Brown, Bruce Swan and Richard Washington. Honorary pallbearers were the Georgia-Pacific Plywood millwrights. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Martinville Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Barry Savage, 129 Wright Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Shirley Land

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Land, 58, of Bastrop, LA, a homemaker who died Sunday, September 12, 1999, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, in the Golden Funeral Home chapel in Bastrop with Rev. Steve Fowler officiating. Burial followed services at the Lick Prairie Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Marchel Land of Bastrop; three sons, David Crouch of Blacklick, Ohio, Mark Crouch of Elberta, AL, and Stephen Crouch of Crossett; three sisters, Sybil Stewart of Monticello, Brenda Tomerlin of Hamburg and Jesse Hurdle of Perryville, LA; seven brothers, Bill Kelems of Hot Springs, John W. Kelley of Crossett, Lonnie Cockrell of Hamburg, and Murray and Anthony Cockrell of Crossett; and five grandsons. Pallbearers were Leonard Baskin, George Brown, Lynn Deal, Dyar Eppinette, Steve Walker and William Gorman. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Cockrell, Randy Tomerlin and Glen Elliott.

Mr. Ralph Hanson Mann

Mr. Ralph Hanson Mann, 75, of Crossett died Monday, September 13, 1999, at his home. He was born April 22, 1924, to George S. and Verdie Clifton Mann in Crossett. A self-employed painter and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eliza Lavena Mann. Survivors include two sons, Mark Gardner Mann of Sherwood and Michael Kelly Mann of Tallahassee, FL; a daughter, Becky Marliese Maza of West Monroe, LA; two bothers, G. C. Mann of Huttig and Robert Mann of Pocahontas; a sister, Virginia Harton of Warren; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Maxwell officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Martha M. Nugent

Mrs. Martha M. Nugent, 71, of Wilmot died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at the Oak Woods nursing home in Mer Rouge, LA. A native of Oak Grove, LA, and a former resident of Bastrop, she had lived in Wilmot for the past 27 years. She retired from International Paper Company in Bastrop in 1986 and was a member of the Westside Baptist Church in Bastrop. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wynn and Martha McDaniel Nugent; four brothers, Alton M., C. L., Glen and Otha Nugent, and two sisters, Ethel Morgan and Opal Mercer. Survivors are a brother, Warren Nugent of Bastrop, LA; two sisters, Dot Russell and Doris Tyson of Bastrop; and many nieces and nephews. Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Friday, September 17, in the Wilmot Cemetery with Rev. Harry Noble officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Margaret Hurley, 506 Ashley Road 362, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Mr. Ocie Roberts

Mr. Ocie Roberts, 88, of Crossett died Monday, September 13, 1999, at the Hamburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born January 22, 1911, in Ashley County to George Washington and Mary Vester Courson Roberts, he was a Georgia-Pacific operator from 1937 to 1976. A Mason and a member of the Temple Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Clara Miller and Hazel Brantley; and a brother, Carrol Roberts. Survivors are his wife, Lillie "Bill" Brantley Roberts of Crossett; two sons, Bob Roberts of Pine Bluff and Tom Roberts of Crossett; a daughter, Linda Land; a brother, Clinton Roberts; a sister, Jewel Bryant, all of Crossett; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Wednesday, September 15, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Randy Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were Lonnie Gardner, Ladon Brantley, Marshall Ray, Donald Harold Bryant, Larry Land and Drayton Land. Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Marthield Tutt

Martield Tutt, 85, of Crossett died Saturday, September 18, 1999, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born November 9, 1913, to Oliver Zack and Annie Erline Whetstone Walsh in Hamburg, she was a secretary for the Crossett Chemical Plant for 30 years and a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junius Ray Tutt.

Survivors are a daughter, Peggy Hodge of Crossett; four grandchildren, Vance Hodge, Steve Hodge, Tonya Tutt and Scott Hodge; twelve grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, September 20, in the Crossett First United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Steve Hodge, Scott Hodge, Allan Roberson, Danny Walsh, Bruce Walsh and Jeffrey Marabanian. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mr. Charles Louis Adams

Mr. Charles Louis Adams, 53, of Hamburg died Sunday, September 12, 1999, at the South Arkansas Medical Center in El Dorado. A native of Ashley County and a resident of the Berlin community, he was a retired timber worker, a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church on the Berlin Road, and an U. S. Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Hattie Pollock Adams; a brother, Glenn Adams; and a sister, Virginia Adams. Survivors include his wife, Jessie Faye Holland Adams; a son, Michael Louis Adams and wife Stacey; a daughter, Wanda Livingston and husband Bobby, all of Hamburg; six brothers, James and W. T. Adams of Crossett and Richard Lee, Clifton, Carl and Donald Adams of Hamburg; and a granddaughter, Kayla Livingston. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Monday, September 13, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church on the Berlin Road with Revs. James Fleming and Lawrence Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Doyle Coody, Dennis, Richard, and Dennie Floyd Holland, Johnny Haynes, and Earl Pollock. Burial followed services at the Mount Zion Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Carl Cessor, Sr.

Mr. Carl Cessor, Sr., 69, of Lake Village died Monday, September 6, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Ashley County and a Lake Village resident for the past 39 years, he was a farmer and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by two sons, Carl Cessor, Jr., and Gerald Cessor; his parents, Elam and Annie Mae Toney Cessor; five brothers, J. T., Jessie, Malvin, Calvin and Morris Lester Cessor; and a sister, Mary Tillman. Survivors are his wife, Dorothy McHan Cessor; two sons, Wendell and Randy Cessor, all of Lake Village; two daughters, Rita Milholland of Hot Springs and Karen Cortez of Monticello; a brother, Johnny Cessor of Hamburg; a sister, Alma Dee of Pine Bluff; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, in the Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Payne officiating. Pallbearers were Calvin Rowe, Jr., Gene Cupit, Chuckie Thurman, Leroy Cortez, Timothy Milholland, Charles Henson and Wendell Cessor. Burial followed services at the Old Troy Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Eddie Dennis Colen, Jr.

Mr. Eddie Dennis Colen, Jr., 46, of Russellville, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, in Conway. A native of Crossett, he was employed at Arkansas Nuclear One and was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Colen; a son, Haracio Colen; a daughter, TaKisha Colen, all of Russellville; two god-daughters, Lamonda Wimberly of Dallas, TX, and Rachael Hawkins Luckett of Little Rock; his father, Eddie Colen, Sr.; his stepmother, Vivian Colen; his mother, Queen E. Jackson; his stepfather, John T. Jackson, all of Crossett; three brothers, Rev. Curtis, Bobby D. and Colby Jackson of Crossett; four stepbrothers, Johnnie, Winfred and Rev. Travis Jackson of Fordyce and Johnny Fisher of Warren; two sisters, Jacqulyn Willis and Patricia Jackson of Crossett; and a stepsister, Carolyn Dismute of Harrell. Services were at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 11, in the First Baptist Church in Crossett with Rev. Alex Bray officiating. Pallbearers were Raymond Canley, Andrew Tolbert, Richard Colclough, Freddie Green, Eddie "Chuck" Streeter, Lenard Blocker III, Joe Dixon and Jerry Williamson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Progressive Men's Club of Russellville. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Joe Andrew Higginbotham, Jr.

Services for Joe Andrew Higginbotham, Jr., 78, of Monroe, LA, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 1999, at Kilpatrick's chapel on Lamy Lane in Monroe with Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe. Mr. Higginbotham died Wednesday, September 1, 1999. He was born July 24, 1921, in Hamburg to Joe and Estelle Higginbotham and grew up in Ashley County. He served his country in the Army Air Corps and married his high school sweetheart, Jean Anita Bradney Higginbotham, who preceded him in death. He spent 35 years in the finance business, mostly in Monroe, with Friendly Finance, retiring in 1983. He spent his retirement years with his beloved Mary Jo Williams Higginbotham hunting and fishing until her untimely death. He was a member of Graham Surghnor Masonic Lodge #383, F&AM, the Monroe Scottish Rite bodies, and was a York Rite Mason. He was a member of the Barak Shrine Temple where he served as a member of the provost guard and a member of the High Twelve Club of NLU. He regularly volunteered his time and energies to many worthwhile projects. He attended the Fist Baptist Church of Monroe as often as his health would allow. Survivors include his two sons, Joe and Brad Higginbotham of Grand Junction, CO; three stepchildren, James and Ken Williams and Karen Carnahan of West Monroe; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister, Agnes Weldon of Chebeaque Island, Maine; and a brother, W. T. Higginbotham of Hamburg.

Mr. Bradford L. Fortune, Jr.

Mr. Bradford L. Fortune, Jr., 52, of Bastrop, LA, died Sunday, September 5, 1999, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. A native of Winnsboro, LA, and a Bastrop resident for the past 33 years, he retired in 1990 from the International Paper mill in Bastrop after 21 years of service. He was an U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam era and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Bastrop. Survivors are his wife, Marie Pruitt Fortune; a son, Lee Fortune and wife Debra; his parents, B. L., Sr., and Gladys Rushing Fortune, all of Bastrop; two brothers, Darwin Fortune of Ruston, LA, and Jimmy Fortune of Idabell, OK; a sister, Elaine Fortune of Bastrop; and two grandsons, Jason and Ashton Fortune. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Lynn Townsend officiating. Burial followed services at the Wilmot Cemetery.

Mr. Emmit Jimerson

Mr. Emmit Jimerson, 77, of Hamburg died Monday, September 6, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care of Hamburg. A life-long resident of Ashley County and a retired timber worker, he was a retired veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elish and Roxie Ann Cain Jimerson; three sisters, Pearlean Tyson, Lottie Vurgest and Ethel Wills; and a brother, John Lewis Jimerson. Survivors are a son, Johnny Jimerson of Hamburg; a brother, Clemon Jimerson of Compton, CA; two sisters, Sarah Lou Smith of Portland, OR, and Ollie M. Griffin of Crossett; and a special friend, Fannie Harris of Hamburg. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, September 10, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. J. V. Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were Oliver E., Spencer D. and Freddie C. Griffin, Joel Robinson, Lonnie Walker and Adrienne Tolefree. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ethel Mae Johnson

Ethel Mae Johnson, 92, of Eudora, formerly of Wilmot, died Monday, September 6, 1999, in the Beverly Health Care nursing home in Lake Village. A homemaker and member of the Wilmot Baptist Church, she was the widow of the late John T. Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ada Caffery Ferrell; a son, Wilford Johnson; and a daughter, Mae Pogue. Survivors are three sons, Joe D. Johnson of Eudora, John David Johnson of Panama City, FL, and Robert E. Johnson of Tampa, FL; a daughter, Ruth A. Muse of Clarksdale, MS; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, in the Wilmot Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Bowles officiating. Burial followed services at the Wilmot Cemetery, directed by Bishop Funeral Home of Eudora.

Mrs. Margaret Drew Meredith

Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Drew Meredith, 90, of Crossett died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born September 23, 1908, in Terre Haute, IN, to Merle and Maude Walz Drew, she was a member of the Willie Spivey Sunday School Class, the Crossett Book Club and the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Paul Meredith. Survivors are two sons, Richard Drew Meredith of Council Bluff, IA, and Dr. Paul Drew Meredith of Texarkana; a daughter, Ann Hilgeman of Monticello; a brother, Dr. Merle C. Drew of Terre Haute, IN; and five grandchildren, John Drew Meredith, David Paul Meredith, Jeffery Meredith, Andrew Meredith and Richard Hilgeman. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 11, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, P. O. Box 738, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mr. Roy Sanders

Mr. Roy Sanders, 55, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at his home in Hamburg. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg and a member of the First Baptist Church, he had owned and operated Roy's Gun Shop in Hamburg for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Blackie and Edna Lee Sanders, and a brother, Sonny Sanders. Survivors are two sisters, Shirley Grooms of Westville, OK, and LaQuita Croswell of Little Rock; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, September 10, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Mark and Steven Crouch, Mike Shaver, Travis Hall, Gale Jackson and Greg White. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Thurman Tucker

Mr. Thurman Tucker, 63, of Crossett died Monday, September 6, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 21, 1935, in Ashley County to Willie D. and Lucy Washington Tucker, he was a laborer in the timber industry and enjoyed fishing and helping older people. Survivors include a special friend, Mary Lee Hendrix of Crossett; a daughter, Tina Louise Hampton of Manteca, CA; his mother, Lucy Tucker; two brothers, James and Genice Tucker; six sisters, Sealie Mae Green, Shirley Mae Thompson and Sylvia Scott, all of Crossett, Lucinda Mitchell of Collinston, LA, and Lucille Traylor and Lovie Ann Tucker of Marion, LA; two grandchildren, Bianca Hampton and Destiny Hampton of Manteca, CA; two aunts, Laura Tucker and Lorene Tucker of Crossett; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 11, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Jessie Putney officiating. Pallbearers were Frank Campbell, Bruce Hendrix, Casey Cason, Cedric Tucker, Winston Hendrix and Donnie Lewis. Burial followed services at the Riles Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Carolyn Wells Ainsworth

Mrs. Carolyn Wells Ainsworth, 66, of Mandeville, LA, died Wednesday, September 1, 1999, at the West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Born in Wilmot, she had lived in Mandeville the past 25 years. She was a charter member of the St. Timothy United Methodist Church and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Magna Carta Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Ainsworth, and her father, Robert Carl Wells. Survivors include her son, Dr. Scott W. Ainsworth and wife Lori of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Ann A. Hawkins and husband Ray of Houston; her mother, Minnie Belle Fikes Wells, and a brother, Carl Wells, both of Wilmot. Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Friday, September 3, in the Wilmot Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Myers officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 4, in the St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Mandeville with Rev. James W. Mitchell officiating. Memorials may be made to the St. Timothy United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Clint Douglas Carpenter

Mr. Clint Douglas Carpenter, 25, of Crossett died Monday, August 30, 1999. He was born October 19, 1973, in Monroe, LA, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Cortney Danelle Carpenter of Truxno, LA; his parents, Douglas Clinton Carpenter of Portland and George and Judy Walker of Crossett; a brother, Donald Stafford of Crossett; and a sister, Sheri Akers of Crossett. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, in the Calvary Baptist Church with Orval Clark officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Reed, John Johnson, Darren Clark, Maxy Burchell, Albert Mills and John Parker. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Full Gospel, 1605 Highway 82 West, Crossett, AR 71635.

Miss Dorothy Grace "Dot" Collins

Miss Dorothy Grace "Dot" Collins, 74, of Crossett died Thursday, September 2, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and life-long resident of Crossett, she was retired after many years as a delivery person for Lucky Cleaners in Crossett and Akers Cleaners in Hamburg and a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lexie and Ada Mae Burkhart Collins, and two brothers, Roy H. and Alvin Burton Collins. Survivors are two sisters-in-law, three nieces and a nephew. Grave-side services were at 3 p.m. Friday, September 3, in the Old Crossett Cemetery with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

Mr. Thomas Collins, Jr.

Mr. Thomas Collins, Jr., 75, of Hamburg died Friday, September 3, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care nursing home in Hamburg. A Hamburg native and a former resident of New Iberia, LA, he had lived in Hamburg since 1988. He was a retired oil well driller, an U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, T. T. and Della Kelley Collins; four brothers and four sisters. Survivors include a brother, Jesse Collins, and a sister, Dorothy Griffith, both of Hamburg, and 16 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 4, in the Promise Land Baptist Church with Revs. Kelly Clark and Jeff Alderman officiating. Pallbearers were nephews Steve, Larry, Richard, Ray and Ronnie Collins, Charles Stell, S. T. Blackman and Mike Griffith. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Elizabeth Davidson Heard

Elizabeth Davidson Heard, 81, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, at her home in Crossett. Born June 16,1918, in Smokemont, NC, to Creed and Beath Bradley Ayers, she was a homemaker and a member of the Meridian Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Andrew Davidson and Chester Heard; a son, Houston Davidson; and two grandsons, Walter Jarvis Tarver and Michael Andrew Riles. Survivors are two sons, Harold Davidson of Camden and John David Davidson of Crossett; three daughters, Martha June Tarver, Janice Nadine Riles and Hazel Francine McElwaney, all of Crossett; a sister, Lessie Conner of Dillard, GA; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, September 6, in the Meridian Baptist Church with Revs. Rick Pyron, Dan Webb and Gayle Riles officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Mac Andrew Tarver, Glenn David, Gary Dean, Rodney Allan and Steven Dewayne Riles, Andrew Curtis Davidson and James Andrew Davidson. Burial followed services at the Hickory Grove Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Grace Pierce Hill

Mrs. Grace Pierce Hill, 79, of Crossett died Thursday, September 2, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born February 1, 1920, to Tom and Bettie Rawls Pierce in Rawls, she was employed as a bookkeeper at Spike's Drugs for over 25 years, and she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by a brother, John R. Pierce, and her husband, J. Carlton Hill. Survivors are four brothers, Rawls Pierce and Thomas Owen Pierce of Crossett, Gene C. Pierce of Prattsville, AL, and Jimmy F. Pierce of New Braunfels, TX; a sister, Martiel P. Lee of Monroe, LA; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 4, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Dew, Mark Pierce, Don Pierce, Richard Lee, Johnny Lee, Tommy Hooks and Tommy Rawls. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Hyla LaGrone

Mrs. Hyla LaGrone, 92, of Hamburg died Friday, September 3, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native of Drew County, a Hamburg resident for the past 30 years, and a former resident of Monticello, she was a homemaker, a former school teacher, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. C. LaGrone, in 1986; a son, Fred LaGrone, in1998; her parents, Green and Oma Wolfe Finnell, and a brother, Ira Finnell. Survivors include a son, Ronnie LaGrone and wife Pat; a daughter-in-law, Ila LaGrone, all of Hamburg; a brother, Bill Finnell of Monticello; five granddaughters, Terri Harrod, Kelli Perry, Staci Hall and Pam Smith of Hamburg and Donna Kay Smith of Flower Mount, TX; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 5, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Steven Smith, Johnny Smith, Brent Harrod, Carroll LaGrone, Rob Perry, Harold Hall, John Smith, William Smith and Brandon Harrod. Burial followed services in the Hamburg Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hamburg, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Fred LaGrone Hamburg High School Scholarship Fun, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Mary A. King

Mrs. Mary A. King of North Little Rock was born August 25, 1905, in Portland to the late Sallie Simmons and Johnny Almon and died Sunday, August 8, 1999. She attended the public schools in Portland and joined the #2 Baptist Church, pastored by Rev. W. W. Booker, where she remained a member until she moved to North Little Rock in 1959 and united with the King Solomon Baptist Church, led by Rev. Leo Thomas, where she served on the Mothers' Board. On December 25, 1921, she married Chester Arthur King, who preceded her in death. To this union, eight children were born, three of whom preceded her in death, Maggie, Roscoe and Verlee. Survivors include six children, Ruth King of Seaside, CA, Fred King of Chicago, IL, Mary Lee Porch and James Leroy King of Little Rock, Rose (Thedford) Collins of Hot Springs, Dora (Willard) Robinson of Leavenworth, KS; two sisters, Dollie Whitley of Little Rock and Jimmie Westwood of Ferguson, MO; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Teretha Allen of Chicago; a special son-in-law, William Ross, Sr, of Berkeley, CA; and many other relatives. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, August 23, in the King Solomon Baptist Church in North Little Rock with Revs. Jack Marshall, C. Purdie, E. Rhodes, Jessie Washington and Nathaniel Hall II officiating. Pallbearers were Martin Ross, Sean Porch, Keith Collins, Charles Porch, Jr., Earnest Porch and Willard Robinson, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Mothers' Board and Deacon Board of the church. Burial followed services at the Haven of Rest in Little Rock with arrangements by Acklin and Sons.

Mr. Jaime Mondragon

Mr. Jaime Mondragon, 27, of Hamburg died Monday, August 30, 1999, as the result of an automobile accident near Redfield. He was a native of Paracho, Mexico, a Redfield resident for the past two months, had lived in Little Rock for three years and was a former resident of Hamburg and Montrose. He graduated from Hamburg High School and from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1995 with a business degree in management and was an assistant manager for Wal-Mart. He was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church of Hamburg. Survivors include his parents, Sabino and Rosa Mondragon of Hamburg; five brothers, including Juan Mondragon of Montrose and Ismael Mondragon of Hamburg; three sisters, Minerva Huante, Nancy and Angelica Mondragon of Hamburg; his maternal grandparents, Rafael and Guemensinda Corcolis of Mexico; two nephews and many uncles, aunts and other relatives. A funeral mass was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Father Henry Mischkowiuski officiating. Pallbearers were Jose Ramirez, Julio Rodrigues, Jorge Mondragon, Isidro Ramirez, Jesus Mondragon, and Jose Juan Mondragon. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Mrs. Bertha Mae Woods

Mrs. Bertha Mae Woods, 69, of Crossett died Tuesday, August 31, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Woods; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross; and three sisters, Mary Dooley, Clemmie Davis and Isabell Jackson. Survivors are her husband, Mr. Lonnie C. Woods of Crossett; two sons, Lonnie C. Woods, Jr., of Little Rock and Greg Woods of Crossett; two daughters, Sheila Tate and Shirley Mack of Crossett; a brother, Ray Edwards of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a sister, Helen Ann Wheeler of Chicago, IL; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 4, in the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Elder Alphonson Madden officiating. Pallbearers were Dolphen Williams, Rance Haynes, James Rich, William Mack, John Tate and Mike Jones. Burial followed services at the Pugh Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Johnette Woods

Johnette Woods, 82, a lifelong resident of Crossett died Saturday, September 4, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She and her late husband, Grady Woods, were the retired owners of Woods Little Store. Mrs. Woods was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett, the DAR, Magna Charta Dames, Crossett Book Club and a lifetime member of the Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include: two daughters, Sheri Johnson of Knoxville, TN, and Wendy Woods of Gilbert, AZ.; a sister, Nella Frost of Crossett; two granddaughters, Jennifer Johnson Barton and Janelle Johnson Witt, both of Knoxville, TN; three nephews and three nieces. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, September 6, in the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Crossett with Dr. David Newberry and C.J. Holiman officiating. Pallbearers were Rex Dodson, Don Rodgers, Charles Grassi and Jim Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Austin Rodgers, Louis Matthews and Harold Owrey. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park.. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Mr. William Archie Bates

Mr. William Archie Bates, 94, of Sterlington, LA, died Sunday, August 29, 1994, at his home. He was a native of Ashley County, a Sterlington resident for the past 55 years, a former resident of the Trafalgar community, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sterlington. He was an operator for Louisiana Power and Light for 25 years, a 52 year member and past master of the Sterlington Robert W. Cretney Lodge #420, and a thirty-second degree Mason of the Monroe Scottish Rites and the Barak Shrine Temple of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Land Bates, in 1999; his parents, Thadeous R. and Angie Morman Bates; five sisters, four brothers, a half-sister and a half-brother. Survivors are two sons, William A. Bates of Marble Falls, TX, and Ervin E. Bates of Keithville, LA; three daughters, Marine Scott of North Little Rock, Jean Hurt of Mobile, AL, and Earlene Corbin of Monroe, LA; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jimmy Bates officiating. Pallbearers were to be John Edward Hurt, Tyler Phillip Orr, Gerald Corbin, Brad and Will Bates and Michael Holland. Burial will follow services at the Trafalgar Cemetery.

Mr. Roosevelt Childress

Mr. Roosevelt Childress, 49, of Crossett died Saturday, August 21, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A life-long resident of Ashley County, he was a construction worker and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, D.C. and Lula Mae Childress, and three brothers, John, James and Allen Childress. Survivors are his wife, Mary Monday Childress of Milwaukee, WI; three sons, Roosevelt, Jr., Damien and Markee Childress of Milwaukee; two daughters, Natasha Childress of Milwaukee and Shameka Childress of Crossett; two brothers, David Childress of Crossett and Robert Childress of San Bernadino, CA; and two sisters, Margaret Robinson of Milwaukee and Queen Gilbert of Paradise, CA. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 28, at the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. James Childress officiating. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Clarence Elton

Mr. Clarence Elton, 72, of Hamburg died Friday, August 27, 1999, at his residence. Mr. Elton was a native of Snyder, a life-long resident of Hamburg and a truck driver for Jefferson Smurfit until he retired in 1989 after 29 years of service. He was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church, and he was preceded in death by his parents, Robinson and Inez Bussell Elton; two sisters, Mildred Collins and Darline Mitchell; and one grandchild, Raelinn Elton. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Barnett Elton; two sons, Lewis Elton and his wife Dianne, and Ray Elton and his wife Cheryl; three daughters, Cheryl Spurlock and her husband Bill, all of Hamburg, Arline Ladd and her husband Jay of Conway, Janice Johnson and husband Sonny of Hamburg; a brother, Robert Elton of Taylor; four sisters, Beatrice McKowan of Petal, MS, Bonnie Hamilton of Crossett, Bettie Jo Sansing of Lake Village, and Nancy Wood of Petal, MS; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, August 30, at the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Vaughn Denton and Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were John and Mike Sanderlin, Bucky Carpenter, Paul Griffin, Dale Reynolds and Ray Wheeler. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Nahlen, J. W. Mann, Gary Smith, L. T. Clark, Robert Maxwell, Deany Adams, Tommy Morgan, Billie Howie, Sam Evans and Roger McDougald. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hospice, Area Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 722, Monticello, AR 71655.

Mrs. Fannie Cruce Mullins

Mrs. Fannie Lee Hicks Cruce Mullins, 88, died Tuesday, August 24, 1999, at her residence in Hamburg. Mrs. Mullins was born in Mississippi, was a resident of Hamburg for the past 18 years and was a former resident of the Prairie Grove community in Drew County. She retired from Burlington Industries in Monticello in 1972 after 18 years of service, and she was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church in Hamburg. She is survived by two sons, John Allen and Jerry Cruce of the Prairie Grove community in Drew County; two daughters, Claudie Cruce Sparks of Fountain Hill and Dian Cruce Ricks of Hamburg; a sister, Orene Perry of Monticello; six grandsons, Jeff, Jay and Jeremy Sparks, David Ricks, J.R. and J.W. Cruce; and one great-granddaughter, Brandi Ricks. Funeral services were 4 p.m. Thursday, August 26, at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Drew County with Revs. Jimmy Bates and Jay Sparks officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff and Jeremy Sparks, Loy Hicks, Charles, Bob and Carl Perry, Dub Cruce Jr., Mike Buckner, Tim Knight and Laron Berryman. Interment followed services at the Prairie Grove Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Hazel Norrell

Mrs. Hazel Norrell, 82, of Hamburg died Friday, August 27, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge nursing home in Monticello. A native of Cornerville and a Monticello resident for the past two years, she had lived in Hamburg for many years. She was a homemaker and member of the Parkdale Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne "Snip" Norrell, in 1986; her parents, George and Maud Cherry Jordan; a brother, Lloyd Jordan; two grandsons, Jerry Tanksley and George Ricks; a great-granddaughter, Amber Ricks; and a son-in-law, Willie Tanksley. Survivors include two sons, George Ricks of Monticello and Hubert Ricks of Pine Bluff; two daughters, Mary Tanksley of Crossett and Hettie Clark of Hamburg; a stepson, Frank Norrell of Van Buren; a brother, James Jordan of Shelbyville, IN; a sister, Marteal Tanksley of Parkdale; 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 29, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were Tommy and Bobby Clark, Carroll Parker, Chris Elmore, Wayne Johnson, Nathan, Franklin and Buddy Tanksley. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Carlock Cemetery c/o Mike Bays, 331 Ashley Road 462, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Laverne Sanderlin Rickman

Mrs. Laverne Sanderlin Rickman, 72, of Crossett, died Friday, August 27, 1999, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock as the result of an automobile accident in Monticello. A native of Monticello, a resident of Crossett for the past 35 years and a former resident of Hamburg, she worked at Murphy Ford in Hamburg for 31 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church, and she was preceded in death by her parents, D.C. and Willie Lee Shelton Sanderlin; and five brothers, Eugene, John Jr., Bo, Billy, and Howard Sanderlin. Survivors are two sons, Dennis Rickman and Steve Listar, both of Crossett; two brothers, Jimmy Sanderlin of Monroe, LA, and Pete Sanderlin of Fort Lauderdale, FL; two sisters, Lorena Gates and LaNell McKiever, both of Monticello; three grandchildren, Tracy Listar, David and Todd Rickman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, August 29, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Adrian Jordan officiating. Pallbearers were her nephews, Larry, Mike, John Olin, John Clifford, Tab, and Jason Sanderlin, Gene Gates, J. Bartley McKiever, Randy McKiever and Lamar Hill. Interment was in the Carlock Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Carlock Cemetery c/o Mike Bays, 331 Ashley Road 462, Hamburg, AR 71646; or to the Kidney Foundation of Arkansas, 4942 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Annie Lee West

Annie Lee West, 71, of Dermott died Tuesday, August 24, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Tillar and a 40-year resident of Dermott, she was a homemaker and member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, George W. West, Jr.; her parents, Bradford and Indiana Morgan Norris; and a brother, Carl Lee Norris. Survivors include her husband, George W. "G. W." West of Dermott; five sons, Albert David West of Monticello, Roy V. and Terry West of Little Rock, Ralph West of Durham, NC, and Donald Ray West of Memphis, TN; five daughters, Jeannie D. Cromwell, Joyce West and Junitha West of Dermott, Olivia Moragne of Little Rock and Louvinia Lewis of North Little Rock; two bothers, Salis and Phil Norris of Omaha, NE; a sister, Eva May Hythe of McGehee; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 29, in the First Baptist Church in Dermott with Revs. William Freeman and James Crockett officiating. Pallbearers were Ricky and Randy White, Zoedrick and Robert McNeeley, Charles Davis and Willie Cromwell, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of Antioch Baptist. Burial followed services at the Loggy Bayou Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. John David Williamson

Mr. John David Williamson, 68, of Hamburg died Monday, August 30, 1999, at the VA hospital in Birmingham, AL. A native of Ashley County and a Hamburg resident for most of his life, he had lived in Oneonta, AL, for the past year. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he retired from the U. S. Army and was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ora Judkins Williamson. Survivors are two daughters, Sandra Yates of Oneonta, AL, and Rebecca Overstreet of Columbus, GA: a brother, Don Williamson of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Ephie Savage and Mary Rosen of Hamburg and Judy Etheridge of Malvern; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Services with full military honors will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 2, in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Burial will follow services at the Mount Olive Cemetery.

Mr. James Lee Evans

Mr. James Lee Evans, 50, of Hamburg died Monday, August 23, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Jonesboro and a Hamburg resident for the past 19 years, he was a painter, a Methodist, and a U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam era. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally K. Houston Evans, on August 15, 1999. Survivors include a daughter, Anna Evans of Metairie, LA; his father, Leon E. Evans of Hamburg; two brothers, Thomas Evans of Hamburg and John Evans of Fountain Hill; and a sister, Susan Ayers of Richmond, VA. Grave-side services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, at the Flat Creek Cemetery with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ida Mae Garner Howie

Ida Mae Garner Howie, 74, of Dallas, TX, formerly of Crossett, died Sunday, August 15, 1999. She was born November 7, 1924, to Dave W. and Ida Milton Howie in Pine Bluff. Survivors are three sons, Raymond A. Garner and James P. Garner of Crossett and Johnnie Garner of Ocean Springs, MS: two daughters, Judy Ann Garner of Garland, TX, and Brenda K. Gilbreath of Dallas, TX; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 19, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Gary Massey officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Heath, Bo Rist, John Paul Garner, Scott Rist and Gerald Rist. Burial followed services at the Lakewood Cemetery.

Hazel Smith

Hazel Smith, 85, of North Little Rock, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, August 21, 1999, at Riley's Oak Hill Manor nursing home in North Little Rock. A native of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the King Solomon Baptist Church in Monroe, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Smith, in 1964; her parents, John Sam and Cynthia Warren Rogers; and a brother, Houston Gilbert. Survivors include a brother, Ellis Gilbert and wife Elenor of Los Angeles, CA: and a sister, Nettie Mae Ross of Crossett. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Friday, August 27, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Burial will follow services at the Quinn Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Sally Houston Evans

Mrs. Sally Houston Evans, 74, of Hamburg died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native of Batesville and a Hamburg resident for 28 years, she lived in Alexandria, VA, for 19 years. She was a homemaker, floral designer and orchid grower. She and her husband were active in three orchid societies in Arkansas, Louisiana and Washington, D. C. A member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church, she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles C. and Bessie Hall Houston, and three brothers, Joe, Fletcher and Harry Houston. Survivors include her husband, Leon Evans of Hamburg; three sons, Thomas, James and John Evans, all of Hamburg; a daughter, Susan Ayers of Richmond, VA; a brother-in-law, Dean Evans and wife Pippa of Lake Village; two sisters-in-law, Madie Stroud and husband George of St. Louis, MO, and Willa Evans of Fort Worth, TX; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 17, in the Hamburg United Methodist Church with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Pallbearers were to be Jim Moss, Greg Kimrey, Don Hartley, Bruce Timmons, Bob Evans and Don Rodgers. Honorary pallbearers were to be John Spivey, Tom Chambers, Jim Barker, P. E. Barnes, Herman Hamilton, Vernon Harrison, and members of the Hamburg United Methodist Annie Pryor Sunday School Class. Burial was to follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Evans Family Scholarship Fund for Fountain Hill High School, c/o Commercial Bank, Monticello, AR 71655.

Mr. Jack W. Gunter

Mr. Jack W. Gunter, 81, of Crossett died Thursday, April 12, 1999, at his home. Born May 11, 1918, to Jim and Leenie Phillips Gunter in Lapile, he was preceded in death by his son, James Edward Gunter, five brothers and three sisters. Mr. Gunter retired from the Georgia-Pacific Pulp and Paper Division in 1970 after 32 years of service. He was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, where he was instrumental in the building of the church parsonage. He was a member of Crossett Masonic Lodge 576 for over 50 years, served as district deputy for two years, was a Grand Mason, and was involved in the building of the lodge hall. He served two years in CCC Company 5702 in Idaho and South Dakota during the Depression. He was an honorary member of Carter-Stephens Deer Camp and loved fishing, hunting, gardening and camping. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Eliece Gunter; a daughter, Annie Ruth Pitzer; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 14, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Tim Menapace, Jim Toon, James Gunter, Ben Johnson, Gary Farmer and James Connor. Honorary pallbearers were members of his Masonic lodge and his Sunday School class. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Day Care, P. O. Box 738, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Willard W. Hendrix

Mr. Willard W. Hendrix, 68, of Hamburg died Saturday, August 14, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Girard, LA, and a Hamburg resident since 1983, he was a former resident of Crossett. He retired in 1992 from Georgia-Pacific Paper Operations as a supervisor after 45 years of service. A charter member of the Second Baptist Church and one of the first two deacons elected, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eddie Kelley Hendrix, in 1983; his parents, Louie and Rena Letlow Hendrix; and a brother, Kenneth Hendrix. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Wyman Watkins Hendrix of Hamburg; a son, Tony Hendrix and wife Sherry of Crossett; two daughters, Margaret Barnett and husband Jerry Mac of Crossett and Susan Doss and husband James of Grenada, MS; three stepsons, Mark Watkins, Richard Watkins and wife Dwanna, all of Alexander, and Jim Watkins of Shreveport, LA; two brothers, Dewane Hendrix of Roland and Charles Hendrix of Crossett; three sisters, Remonia Hooks of Crossett, Sylvia Selk of Lolo, MT, and Carolyn Thomas of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandson. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, August 16, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Klois Hargis and Randy Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Summerland, Troy Wisecarver, Page Atkins, Ben White, Bill Scott, Shawn Higginbotham, Willie Claude Kelley and Gordon Hennington. Honorary pallbearers were employees and retirees from the "D" shift at the pulp mill, bleach plant and wood yard.

Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a donor's choice.

Mrs. Ellafair Horn

Mrs. Ellafair Horn, 84, of Monticello died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of the Trafalgar community, she was a Monticello resident for the past 42 years, a homemaker and a member of the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, needlework and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Josh W. Horn, in 1990; her parents, Dudley and Linnie Bates Harmon; two brothers, Johnny and Cecil Harmon; and a sister, Flora Smith. Survivors are twin daughters Vernita Elder of Monticello and Virginia Norman and husband Dr. Stanley K. Norman of Hamilton, Ohio; two granddaughters, Brenda Glasmeier of Hamilton, Ohio, and Lou Dole of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 14, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. David Jacks and Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers were Vince Glasmeier, Kenny Horn, James Naron, Jim Bates, Mickey Finney, Charles Harmon and Charles Linklater. Honorary pallbearers were James Griffith and Wayne Horn.

Burial followed services at the Beulah Cemetery in Drew County. Memorials may be made to the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 111 Highway 172, Monticello, AR 71655 or to a favorite charity.

Mr. Gene "Pug" Smith

Mr. Gene "Pug" Smith, 67, of Crossett died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born May 24, 1932, in Huttig to Woody and Minnie Freeman Smith, he was a retired brick mason and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors are three sisters, Shirley Norrell of Crossett, Barbara Pace of Marion, LA, and Maudine Little of Farmerville, LA; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, August 16, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Carlton White officiating. Burial followed services at the Harper Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. June Witcher

Mrs. June Witcher, 68, of Cherokee Village died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health facility in Cherokee Village. She was a native of Crossett, a homemaker, and a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Witcher of Cherokee Village; two sons, Dan Allison of Kimberling City, MO, and Joseph Witcher II of Baytown, TX; a daughter, Marlane Zavagli of Mesa, AZ; two brothers, Alfred and A. D. Farmer of Hamburg; three sisters, Ethel Allison and Lila Woods of Hamburg and Ernestine Roberts of Crossett; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Mrs. Ida Jean Carpenter

Mrs. Ida Jean Carpenter, 70, of Hamburg died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at her home. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg, she worked at Jades Super Foods in Hamburg for over 20 years and was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Owen Carpenter, in 1983; her parents, Adrian and Virdell Higginbotham McDonald; three sisters, Dorothy, Joyce and Linda; and a brother, Jimmy. Survivors are two sons, Bruce Carpenter of Crossett and Thomas A. Carpenter of Hamburg; a daughter, Susan Blankinship of Hamburg; four brothers, Phillip, Billy and Gary McDonald of Hamburg and Garvin McDonald of Crossett; and four grandchildren, Owen, Brett and Erin Carpenter and Leigh Anne Blankenship. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 7, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Meredith officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Foote, Owen Carpenter, Brett Carpenter, Wade McDonald, Billy Keith McDonald, Mike Scallion, Bill Givens and Durwood Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the church. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Jesse Winston Hicks

Mr. Jesse Winston Hicks, 86, of Dermott died Sunday, July 25, 1999. Born in Mississippi on March 20, 1913, to the late Rasberry and Madonna Morris Hicks, he was a retired carman for Missouri Pacific Railroad and a member of the Trafalgar Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Floyd Hicks and Loy Hicks and wife Shirley of Dermott; two sisters, Fannie Lee Cruse Mullins of Hamburg and Eula Orene Perry of Monticello; and three grandchildren, Chip and Andrea Hicks of Dermott and Ricky Lynn Hicks of Pine Bluff. Grave-side services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 30, at the Dermott Cemetery with Rev. Jim Bates officiating. Arrangements were by Steele Funeral Home of Dermott.

Mr. Alpha F. Peebles

Mr. Alpha F. Peebles, 65, of Thomson, GA, died Friday, July 30, 1999 at the medical facility in Hiawassee, GA. He was born November 3, 1933. He was retired, a Baptist and a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Mattie Jeffers Peebles of Thomson, GA; a son, Ralph Peebles and his wife Catherine of Elk Grove, CA; a daughter Cheryl Peebles of Augusta, GA;a daughter Carolyn Wells and her husband Allan of Lufkin, TX; and a granddaughter Madalyn Wells of Lufkin, TX; two brothers, Roberts Peebles of California and Johnny Peebles of Greenville, MS; and a sister, Martha Jean Boyles of Greenville, MS, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, August 2, at Banister Funeral Home in Hiawassee, GA. The burial was held at Laurel Hills Memorial Garden in Hiawassee, GA.

Mrs. Rose Kathryn Fleming Strong

Rose Kathryn Fleming Strong, 72, of Crossett died Wednesday, August 4, 1999, at her home. Mrs. Strong was born on September 28, 1926, to Earl and Audrey Doss Fleming. She was raised by her step-mother, Lucille Pruett of Crossett. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett. Survivors include her husband, George "Ted" Strong of Crossett; one son, Michael Buchner of Crossett; one daughter, Judy Fannin of Scabrook, TX; one brother, Earl Fleming, Jr. of Burkburnett, TX; two step-sons, Gordon Strong of Dumas, and Jon Strong of Fort Worth, TX; one step-daughter, Susan Harper of Little Rock; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Grave-side services were Friday, August 6, 1999 at 10 a.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery with Father George Hart officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Verlie Junior

Mrs.Verlie Junior, 78, of Lacey died Monday, July 26, 1999, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Longview and a life-long resident of Drew County, she was a member of the Promise Land Baptist Church in Lacey and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Junior, in 1988; a son, Robert Junior, Jr., and her parents, Wash and Julie Morton Miller. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Ray Junior and Horace Junior and wife Mary, all of Lacey; a sister, Euora Foster of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren, Greg and Regenia Junior of Crossett and Marvin Junior of Lacey; three step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, July 30, in the Promise Land Baptist Church in Lacey with Rev. Oldern McQuay officiating. Pallbearers were Troy Foster, Ephrain Franklin, Charles, Jerry Don, Larry and Edward Lee Foster. Honorary pallbearers were Bennie C. Chandler, Tony, Jerry and Dewayne Davis. Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ola B. Pennington

Ola B. Pennington, 97, of Crossett died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Beverly Health Care in Hamburg. A native of Bradley County and a Crossett resident for about 70 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church for over 60 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lee Pennington, in 1956; her son, Elmo Sawyer, in 1945; two brothers and three sisters. She was a member of the Bells of Joy and Sunday School Class #8, treasurer of the Gates Chapel Missionary Society, a member of Stewardess Board #1, a class leader and served on the finance committee of the Talbert-Simpson Area Missionary Society. Survivors include a sister, Ozell Childress of Crossett; many nephews, nieces and friends, and her adopted family, Larry and Lois Rogers and Doris Cromwell of Crossett, Ruby Rogers Frances of Jonesboro, GA, Joan Rogers of Oak Park, IL; four adopted grandchildren and one adopted great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, August 2, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were John H. Haynes, Jr., Donald Flentroy, Larry Rogers, Herman Newton, Eugene Streeter and Robert Trotter. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Stewardess Board of Gates Chapel. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. George G. Riley

Mr. George G. Riley, 77, of Russellville died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Stella Manor Nursing Center. A son of the late George and Eva Smith Riley, he was born September 6, 1921, in Hamburg. He was a agricultural pharmaceutical salesman and retired from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in 1989 after 40 years in the poultry industry. He was a graduate of Arkansas Tech University and an United States Martine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Caribbean. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Russellville where he had formerly taught Sunday School for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eva Jean Martin. Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Polly Powell Riley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lynne and Bobby Tiner of Conway, Beth and Mike Swindell of Searcy and Susie and Dick Gotcher of Lexington, KY; eight grandchildren, Amanda Jett of Little Rock, Emily Beth Heard of Conway, Michael Swindle of Russellville, Riley Swindle of Conway, and Shane Middlebrooks, and Bryan, Mark Riley and Todd Gotcher, all of Lexington, KY; and one brother, Bobby Riley of Hamburg. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29, in the Shinn Funeral Home chapel in Russellville with Drs. Stephen Davis and Bill Hatfield officiating. Grandsons were pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. and Mrs. Jim Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lanier and members of the Bill Johnson Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church. Burial followed services at the Rest Haven Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the building fund of the First Baptist Church of Russellville, or to the Western Arkansas Chapter, Alzheimer's Association, 322 North Greenwood, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Pruvell Wilson

Pruvell Wilson, 89, of Crossett died Monday, July 26, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born August 27, 1909, in Camden to Sidney and Mary Bowie Galbert, she was a retired cook for the Minit Shop in Crossett and a member of the Living Word Church of God in Christ. Survivors include eight sons, Earl Jones of Buffalo, NY, Muriel Jones, Andrew Wilson and Robert Wilson of Crossett, Charles Jones and Donald E. Wilson of Atlanta, GA, Rubin Jones of Malvern and John Paul Jones of Oakland, CA; one daughter, Mary E. Jones of Buffalo, NY; 23 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, August 19, in the Davis Memorial Church with Elder Nolan Phillips officiating. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Eddie Ferrell

Eddie Ferrell, 96, of Crossett died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge nursing home. Born March 9, 1903, to Calton and Herietta Wright, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church on Florida Street. Survivors are two brothers, Ernest and David Wright of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, in the First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Jessie Walter Jones

Mr. Jessie Walter Jones, 95, of Fountain Hill died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the Monticello Leisure Lodge. A native of Ashley County and life-long resident of Fountain Hill, he was retired from the AD&N Railway and was a member of the Hunters Chapel Baptist Church. He was in death by his first wife of 57 years, Bessie Mae Jones, in August, 1986, and a daughter, Peaches Edmonds. Survivors include his wife of eleven years, Emma Lee Taylor Jones of Crossett; two sons, James E. Jones of Anderson, CA, and George Henry Jones of Eureka, CA: a stepson, Lawrence Lee of Oakland, CA; four daughters, Jessie L. Daniel of Fountain Hill, Vertis Osdy of Orville, CA, Celestine Allen of Los Angeles, CA, and Sandra K. Wilson of Atlanta, GA: a stepdaughter, Beverly Hampton of Warren; 39 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. E. G. Colquitt officiating. Pallbearers were Kelvin Davis, Ricky Daniels, Freddie Hampton, Gregory Pratman, Jerry Hampton and Donald Wilson. Burial followed services at the Norris Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Finis Watson Kemp

Mr. Finis Watson Kemp, 95, of Crossett died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in the Ashley County Medical Center. Born July 11, 1904, to Elgin and Lilly Frazier Kemp in Bradley County, he retired after 30 years of service with Georgia-Pacific Corp., and was a Baptist. Survivors are his wife, Ruth Kemp of Crossett; a son, Finis Earl Kemp of Kingman, AZ; two brothers, Elbert Kemp of Strong and Leonard Kemp of Decatur, AL; a sister Una Gaddy of Crossett; five grandchildren, Edith Gilley, Elaine Harris, Erina Kemp, Terry Kemp and Erick Kemp, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Clay Courson officiating. Pallbearers were Stormy Braswell, Glen Kemp, John Surratt, Roby Herrington, Harold Pennington and Paul Jordan. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Raymond Norrell

Mr. Raymond Norrell, 52, of Hamburg died Saturday, July 24, 1999. He was a native and life-long resident of Ashley County, a construction worker and a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Richard and O. D. Ricks Norrell; a sister, Irene Stephens; and two brothers, Jimmy and James Norrell. Survivors are his wife, Kathy Barker Norrell of Milo; three sons, Hank Norrell and wife Darlene of Warren, Jimmy Norrell and Christy Nutt of Milo and Jake Norrell of Milo; a daughter, Shari Sivils and husband Shane of Milo; two brothers, Fred Norrell of Farmerville, LA, and Larry Norrell of Monroe, LA; four sisters, Nellie Vines of Parkdale, Patricia Keller and Carla Robbins of Crossett and Kathy Sawyer of Fountain Hill; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Revs. Bryan D. Peck and Larry Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were to be Kenny Hartley, Joe Bussell, Terry Hollis, Hardy Sawyer, Danny and Tommy Amos. Honorary pallbearers were to be Bill Morton, Keith Hensley, Dale Cockrell, and Petey and Chris Rice. Burial was to follow services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Thomas Harry Fox

Mr. Thomas Harry Fox, 76, of Hamburg died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born in Camden, NJ, on October 12, 1922, to Lloyd and Catherine Siddons Fox, he was a thirty-second degree Mason and a Christian. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Louise Fox, and a brother, William Fox. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Pullin of Hamburg, Nancy Harris of North Wildwood, NJ, and Cheryl Lewis of Hamburg; a brother, Lloyd Fox, Jr., of Punta Gorda, FL; five grandchildren, Thomas Van Pullin, Tammy Lynn Pullin, Timmy Gene Pullin, Lori Lee Harris and Kristy Lee Harris; and five great-grandchildren. Grave-side services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, in the Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery with Donnie Dubose officiating. Pallbearers were to be John Lewis and Thomas, Timmy, Elmer and Scott Pullin and Glenn Lovett. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Shirley Janice Gilbert

Shirley Janice Gilbert, 75, of Crossett died Friday, July 9, 1999, at her home. Born September 21, 1923, in Gainesville, TX, to Lucian Tate and Anna Mae Tate Newell, she was a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Gilbert. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth N. Gilbert of Germantown, TN, and Timothy L. Gilbert of Las Vegas, NV; and four grandchildren, Lauren E. Gilbert and Lana A. Gilbert of Germantown, TN, and Kris T. Gilbert and Kendra L. Gilbert of Las Vegas, NV. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, in the Crossett Church of Christ with John Overcash officiating. Pallbearers were Billy Gammel, Tom Akin, Dean Ashcraft, Andy Shaw, Lyle Gilbert and Jim Green. Burial followed services att the Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Wiley Hardy

Mr. Wiley Hardy, 82, of Crossett died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at his home. He was a farmer and a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Garnett Hardy of Crossett; a son, William Lloyd Hardy of Dermott; and three grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at the Simms Cemetery with Dennis Cherry officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Dr. T. S. Hedgecock

Dr. T. S. Hedgecock, 60, of Hamburg died Friday, July 16, 1999, of heart failure at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Dr. Hedgecock was a native of Texarkana, a Hamburg resident since 1965, and a former resident of DeQueen. A dentist who owned and operated the Hedgecock Dental Clinic in Hamburg and a Methodist, he was a member of the Arkansas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, Sigma Delta fraternity and the Seaman Trail Hunting Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Inez Polk Hedgecock. Survivors include his wife, Francis Stafford Hedgecock of Hamburg; two daughters, Nancy Miller and husband Chris of Louisville, KY, and Allison Shepherd and husband Ray of Dumas; a cousin, Bill Lang of Inverness, MS; and three grandchildren, Lauren Miller, John Scott and Sidney Shepherd. Memorial services were at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 18, in the Hamburg Garden center with Rev. Charles Pullin, William Scott, Calvin Kinnaird and Herman Hamilton officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Mr. Willie Clyde Poole

Mr. Willie Clyde Poole, 58, of Rosston, formerly of Crossett, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Warren and a Rosston resident for the last 15 years, he was a mechanic and a member of the White Chapel Baptist Church in Bodcaw. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence A. Poole. Survivors include two sons, Timothy Poole of Crossett and Mike Poole of Little Rock; two daughters, Martha McKenzie and Maranda Miller of Crossett; his mother, Lola Mae Vines Poole of Crossett; three sisters, Nora Johnson and Sara Battaglia of Crossett and Jean Helmer of Springdale; and 18 grandchildren. Grave-side services were 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Frisby, Bobby Murphy, Wayne Mosley, Mickey Noble, Tracey Kelley, Kevin Cessor and Graylon Cessor. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Betsy F. Burgess Pope

Betsy F. Burgess Pope, 68, of Hamburg died Friday, July 16, 1999. She was a life-long resident of Ashley County. She graduated from Hamburg High in 1949 and King's Daughters Hospital School of Nursing in Greenville, MS, in 1951. Mrs. Pope worked 37 years for Arkansas State Health Department in various capacities as a registered nurse. She received her Public Health Certificate from Peabody College in 1957 and was presented with the Tom Ross award as outstanding Public Health Nurse in 1974. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Ted Pope; three sons, Samuel Pope of Hamburg, Theodore Pope III of Dothan, AL, and William Pope of Bryant; her twin sister, Jayne Burgess of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Frank Burgess of San Antonio, TX; and six grandchildren. Family and friends' hour will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 20, at the Promise Land RCI building, Ashley 70 Road, Hamburg. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, at Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. Cremains will be interred in the Promise Land Cemetery following the memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to Promise Land Cemetery Association, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646; Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646; or First Baptist Church of Hamburg, 203 East Parker, Hamburg, AR 71646. The family requests no flowers. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Billy Joe Sharp

Mr. Billy Joe Sharp, 69, of Lake Village, formerly of Crossett, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born in Crossett on June 2, 1930, to C. C. and Lula Johnson Sharp, he was a member of and assistant Sunday School teacher for the men's class at the Chicot Baptist Church, a past Crossett city alderman, a past Little League baseball coach, and a Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Baker Sharp, five brothers, one sister and two grandchildren. Survivors include a son, Greg Sharp of Little Rock; a daughter, Gail Iseman of Little Rock; a brother, Roscoe Sharp of Mobile, AL; two sisters, Ladola Johnson of Warren and Nathalie Barnes of Littleton, CO; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, in the Union Hill Baptist Church in Ingalls with John Mann officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Union Hill Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Myrtle Kelley Davis

Mrs. Myrtle Kelley Davis, 90, of Crossett died Friday, July 9, 1999, at her home. Born September 27, 1908, to Isaac J. and Eulah Francis Doss Kelley, she was a life-long resident of Ashley County, a retired manager for the United Dollar Store in Hamburg, a former employee of numerous department stores in the Crossett area, and a founding member of the Beulahland Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Beverly Davis, and a grandson, Michael A. Lochala. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marceil and Raymond Lochala; a grandson, Steven Lochala; and two great-grandsons, Joshua and Justin Lochala, all of Crossett. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12, in the Beulahland Assembly of God with Bro. Dewitt Rousey officiating. Pallbearers were Steve, Joshua and Justin Lochala, Jimmy Neal Kelley, Floyd Stephenson and Earnest Clark. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Annie Marie Jamerson

Annie Marie Jamerson, 96, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Crossett, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at the Medical Center Nursing Home in San Antonio. A native of Lapile, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosetta Waters; her parents, one brother and two sisters. Survivors include a son, Isaac Jamerson of Kansas City, Kansas; three daughters, Ronnie Mae Jamerson of San Francisco, CA, Eula Mae Jamerson of Crossett and Dorothy Botley of San Antonio, TX; 21 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and 34 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Grandsons were pallbearers, and honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of the New Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed services at the St. Paul #1 Cemetery in Marion, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Jimmie Ilene Jones

Mrs. Jimmie Ilene Jones, 80, of Crossett died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Union, Mississippi, to Andrew and Gertrude Hitt Cliburn, she was active in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and she was a charter member of the Ashley County Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Crossett. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Earl Jones of Crossett; one son, K. C. Jones of Little Rock; a daughter, Sherry E. Gibson of Dermott; a brother, William Moore Cliburn of Mandeville, LA; a sister, Sherwin Skidmore of Dermott; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The remains were cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1194 North Chester Street, Monticello, AR 71655.

Rose Marie Long

Rose Marie Long was born June 15, 1919, in Wilmot and died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Drew Memorial Hospital at the age of 80 years. She was the widow of L.D. Long, a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the daughter of the late Albert David and Bertie Lee Fisher Kinabrew. Survivors include two sons, James R. "Buddy" Long and Larry Don Long, both of Monticello; one daughter, Donna Griffith of Monticello; one step-daughter, Norma Jean Long of Memphis, TN; one sister, Loula Lee Foster of Bastrop, LA.; eight grandchildren, Niki Morgan, Susanne Kibodeaux, Melinda Hill, Chip Long, Cody Long, Lora Long, Kimberly Long and Jeremy Hargis; three great-grandchildren, Randa Morgan, Jay Morgan and Drake Hill; and a niece she raised, Alma Rose Long of Fayetteville. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel in Monticello with Rev. Buddy Lemons officiating. Burial followed services at the Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.

Mr. Freddie L. McCain

Mr. Freddie L. McCain, 41, of Crossett died Monday, July 5, 1999, at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, LA. A supervisor at the Georgia-Pacific Plywood operations, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and was preceded in death by his younger brother, Rodney Wade McCain, and his grandparents, Fred and Blanche McCain and Leonard Bailey. Survivors include his children, Freddie Wade McCain and Rachael Lynn McCain of Crossett; the children's mother, Tammy McCain of Crossett; his parents, Jerry McCain of Wilmot and Kitty McCain of Crossett; two brothers, Jerry Harold McCain, Jr., of Pearl River, LA, and Mark Douglas McCain of New Orleans, LA; and his grandmother, Modcan Woodall of Eudora. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 8, in the First Baptist Church of Wilmot with Revs. Bobby Biggers and Cecil Harvey officiating. Pallbearers were Steve Bolin, Michael Gourley, Bill Johnson, Dallas McKoin, Riley Slack, Jim Edney, Wayne Edney and Kevin Curran. Honorary pallbearers were Burl Brown, Dale Martinie, Ronnie Ford, Roger Watson, Kirt Gold, Lane Pierce and Larry Livingston. Burial followed services at the Wilmot Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cemetery Fund, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Mr. Billy Nelms

Mr. Billy Nelms, 69, of Fort Smith died Monday, July 5, 1999, at a Fort Smith hospital. A 28-year veteran of the U. S. Air Force who served in the Korean Police Action, he was in real estate with River City Century 21, and he was a member of the Haven Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Vyrl Nelms; a daughter Deedra Diann Mann of Rockwall, TX; three sons, Steven Ray of Lavaca and Billy Don and Bradley Allen of Fort Smith; four sisters, Bertie Smith of Fort Smith, Larie Bawcom of Bastrop, LA, Doris Selby of Montrose and Christine Ingle of Fort Smith; one brother, Clarence Nelms of Stuttgart; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 8, in the Haven Heights Baptist Church with burial with military honors at the United States National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Pallbearers were Steven, Don, Brad, Michael, Joshua and Nick Nelms. Honorary pallbearers were retirees from the U. S. Air Force 407 Recruiting Attachment and members of the Disciple Sunday School Class. Arrangements were by Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Memorials may be made to the Phillips Cancer Support House, 2510 Dodson, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Vinnie Naron Smith

Vinnie Naron Smith, 70, of Crossett died Monday, July 5, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born September 27, 1928, to George D. Sr., and Minnie McGhee Naron, she was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. Survivors include her husband, Ed Smith of Crossett; a son, Charles Keen of Hamburg; a daughter, Barbara Miller of Monticello; two stepsons, Michael W. Smith of Crossett and Eddie Smith of Omaha, Nebraska; two stepdaughters, Marsha Funderburg of Crossett and Debbie McKeegan of Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Evelyn Cole of Crossett; three brothers, George Naron, Jr., of West Monroe, LA, Roy Naron of Caddo Gap and Curtis Naron of Alpena; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Revs. Randy Maxwell, Don Ward and Eddie Smith officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy Mills, Alton Johnson, Doyle Coody, Danny Roberts, Travis Roberts and Steve Maxwell Honorary pallbearers were James Naron, Travis Brantley and J. B. Rainey. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Melvin L. "Sonny" Tullos

Mr. Melvin L. "Sonny" Tullos, 63, of Wilmot died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at his home. A native of Hamburg and resident of Wilmot for most of his life, he was a graduate of Wilmot High School and the University of Arkansas and an U. S. Army veteran. A salesman for Tri-State Chemical in Wilmot and a member of the Wilmot United Methodist Church, he was preceded in death by his father, Leslie M. Tullos, in 1969. Survivors include his wife, Betty Herrington Tullos of Wilmot; two sons, Melvin Leslie Tullos, Jr., of Wilmot and Douglas Lee Tullos of Colorado Springs, CO; his mother, Willie McKee Tullos of Wilmot; a brother, Joe Tullos of Wilmot; and two sisters, Berry Boman and Martha West, both of Wilmot. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Carlos Pitts and Gerald Meyers officiating. Pallbearers were to be Steve Otwell, Mike Riley, Matt Otwell, Glen and Gene Strong and Darrell Clifton. Honorary pallbearers were to be Vance Sadler, Bobby Dean Goodwin, Robert Sims, Leroy Williams, Carl Wells and Levin Johnson. Burial was to follow services at the Wilmot Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Margaret Hurley, 506 Ashley Road 362, Wilmot AR 71676.

Mrs. Dora Brown

Mrs. Dora Brown, 75, of Wilmot died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. She was a native of Mer Rouge, LA, a former employee of the Wilmot Nursing Home and a member of the Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Willie Brown, on August 12, 1997; a daughter, Johnnie Mae Robinson; and her parents, Jasper and Emma Wilson Smith. Survivors are nine sons, Willie Brown, Jr., of Bastrop, LA, Hosie, Johnny Mack and Billy Ray Brown of Crossett, Thomy Lee, Lee Edward, Donnie, Donald and Calvin Brown of Wilmot; four daughters, Daisy Stock of Los Angeles, CA, Gerdie Goodwin of Gary, IN, and Carolyn Stanley and Mary McAdoo of Wilmot; two brothers, Willie "Bill" Smith and Limmie "Pudd" Smith of Crossett; a sister, Rebecca Smith of Crossett; 53 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, July 5, in the Union Baptist Church with Rev. David Green officiating. Pallbearers were Earnest Montgomery, Charles Raino, Dewayne Stanley, Walter Hendrix, Greg Walker and Carl Rollins. Burial followed services at the Warner Grove Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Gelene Cotton

Gelene Cotton, 65, of Boydell, formerly of McGehee, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at her home. A homemaker and member of the Aulds Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late George Wesley and Flossie D. Gibson Cotton. She was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Richard Wilson, Jr., and two brothers, Calvin and Doyle Cotton. Survivors include her long-time companion, Robert Stepp of Boydell; a son, James Kent Wilson of Parkdale; three daughters, Kathylene Klipfel and Carol Jean Bailey of Colorado City, CO, and Barbara Boliver of Montrose; two brothers, George Wesley Cotton, Jr., of Montrose and Vernon Cotton of Pine Bluff; four sisters, Agnes Sheffield and Dorothy Minga of Montrose, Edith Keeling of McArthur, and Lucille Royse of Pine Bluff; ten grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial followed services in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Octavia Finley

Octavia Finley of Hot Springs, formerly of Crossett, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at St. Joseph's Mercy Medical Center in Hot Springs. Born to Major Lee and Lennie Reed Childers in Kingsland, she was a homemaker, a Baptist and enjoyed crossroad puzzles, crocheting, news and politics. Survivors are a son, Howard N. Finley of Sandy, Utah; a sister, Ola Mae Finley of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. David Newberry officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Letha Ann Pittman

Mrs. Letha Ann Pittman, 99, of Parkdale died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in the Beverly Health Care of Wilmot. She was a life-long resident of Ashley County, a homemaker and a member of the Union Baptist Church in Parkdale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Isiah Pittman; a son, Earnest Campbell ; a daughter, Katie McDade; two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include a niece, Willie A. Jolly of Parkdale; a son-in-law, Charlie McDade of Jones, LA; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, in the Union Baptist Church in Parkdale with Rev. Jessie Knight officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow services at the Zion Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Stephen Shane Roberts

Stephen Shane Roberts, 8, of Hamburg died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock after a lengthy illness. He was born January 1, 1991, in Magnolia and was preceded in death by his twin brother, Jacob Daniel Roberts, in 1994. Survivors include his parents, John A. and Tammy Coday Roberts of Hamburg; three half-brothers, Jason Cox, J. R. Roberts and Ray Roberts; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Coday of Stamps; his paternal grandmother, Andrea Brimer of Dubberly, LA, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 1, in the Smith Funeral Home chapel in Stamps. Burial followed services at the Sardis Cemetery.

David Lee Sims

David Lee Sims, 55, of Lake Village died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. He was a sergeant with the Lake Village Police Department and formerly the chief of police in Hamburg. Survivors include his wife, Jean Sims of Lake Village; five sons, Sean Pensis of San Francisco, CA, Michael Sims of Carruthersville, MO, Tim Sims of Jackson, TN, David Sims of Blytheville and David Sims, Jr., of Jonesboro; two daughters, Lisa Miller of Bonneterre, MO, and Shannon Sims of Lake Village; a sister, Sue Root of Austin, TX, and seven grandchildren. Memorial services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Rev. Gary Ryals officiating.

Mr. Jimmy N. Walker

Mr. Jimmy N. Walker, 64, of Crossett died Friday, July 2, 1999, at his residence. Born October 4, 1934, to James and Gertie Walker of Hamburg, he was a retired E&I technician for Georgia-Pacific Corp., and a member of the First Church of God of Crossett. He was active as a baseball coach, working with Little League, Senior Babe Ruth, American Legion and youth minor and major league baseball, and he helped establish a church summer softball league. Survivors include his wife, Erma J. Walker; two sons, David Walker and wife Sherry and Donny Walker and wife Jennifer; four grandchildren, Bradley, Joni, Ashley and Dustin; and two sisters, Martha Bess Fleming and Joyce Ann Seamans, all of Crossett; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4, in the First Church of God with Revs. Roy Pepmiller, Steve Casey and Jim Curtis officiating. Pallbearers were Gary Honeycutt, Danny Smith, Chic Sipes, Frank Rawls, Cleveland Wilson, Wayne Herron, Leon Gifford and Belvin Hamm. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the organ fund at the First Church of God, 1501 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mr. Clinton Merrell "Spec" Young

Mr. Clinton Merrell "Spec" Young, 71, of Wilmar died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born March 16, 1928, in Drew County, he was a foreman for R. M. Courson, Inc., a Baptist, and a retired volunteer for the Wilmar Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his father, D. C. "Tab" Young. Survivors include his wife, Rosie Lee Shepherd Young of Wilmar; three sons, Mike Young of Wilmar, Rick Young of Los Angeles, CA, and Mark Young of Monticello; three daughters, Kathy Taylor of Rye, Becky Pace of Wilmar and Melanie Evans of Wilmar; his mother, Edna Mae Young of Wilmar; a brother, Robert "Diddle" Young of Wilmar; two sisters, Vivian Brewster of Wilmar and Sue Guice of North Little Rock; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel in Monticello with Revs. R. V. White, Kenny Worbington and Jerry Starnes officiating. Pallbearers were Matt Daniel, Tracy White, Roger Sadler, Hal Sedberry, Scott White and Wayne Courson. Honorary pallbearers were Steven Alsup, Robert Arey, Marvin Lasiter, Walter Shephard, Bimbo Huskey Bobby R. Person, Jerry Pevey, Bob Newman, Ed Temple, Marvin Baker, Terry Farmer, Lewis Gardner, James Burns, Roger Donaldson, Walter Burt, Sam Carter, Bobby Clements, Jim F. Carter, Billy Hayes, Ben Young, Ben Lasiter, Harrison Burt and Jimmy Rash. Burial followed services at the Wilmar Cemetery.

Cynthia Louise Goree

Cynthia Louise Goree, 44, of Crossett died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at her home. Born August 13, 1954, in Fountain Hill, she was a nurse's aide and a member of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Goree. Survivors include a special friend, Johnny Hampton of Crossett; three sons, Courtney Goree of Las Vegas, NV, Derrick Hampton and Coytito "Tito" Goree; a daughter, Kunisha Hampton; her mother, Claudell Miller Goree; her father, Thomas "Tom"Goree; three brothers, Johnny, Tony and Fredrick Goree; three sisters, Kathy Joyce Wade, Lora Tolefree and Linda Levy, all of Crossett; and one grandchild. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. G. Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Ronald, Ricky and Greg Parker, Stanley Goree, Derrick Ellis and Levell Hampton. Honorary pallbeaers were Johnny and Derrick Hampton, Tito, Courtney, Johnny and Tony Goree and members of the class of 1972. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Mildred Gourley

Mrs. Mildred Gourley, 85, of Bastrop, LA, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the Summerlin Lane nursing home in Bastrop. A native of Ashley County, she had lived in Bastrop for 31 years and was a former resident of Parkdale. A homemaker and member of White Avenue Baptist Church in Bastrop, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Gourley, Sr., in 1974; an infant daughter; her parents, E. D. and Annie Gill Yates; three sisters, Ruby Edwards, Margie Barbour and Elizabeth Hall; and a brother, Robert Yates. Survivors include a son, Clifton Gourley, Jr., of Bastrop; three daughters, Betty Emrah of Louisville, KY, Donnie Horn of Eudora and Mary LeBrun and husband Rodger of Bastrop; a brother, John L. Yates of Sacramento, CA; two sisters, Sue Pierce of Bastrop and Ouida Haynes of Monroe, LA; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 5 p.m Thursday, June 24, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Harry Noble and Jimmy Herring officiating. Pallbearers were Ron LeBrun, Jimmy Horn, Dennis Johnston, Jimmy Emrah, Loren LeBrun, Leroy Turner, Jr., and Vince Emrah. Honorary pallbearers were nephews, Robert and David Blakely. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Mr. LeRoy Haynes

Mr. LeRoy Haynes, 103, of Wilmot, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Wilmot for the past 82 years, he was a retired farmer, an avid hunter, a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church, a Mason and a member of the Portland Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Emily Belle Sawyer Haynes, in 1969; his second wife of 19 years, Hattie Yount Haynes, in 1996; a daughter, Mary Francis Haynes; a son, James Haynes, in 1982; a grandson, James Roy Haynes, in 1997; his parents, Oscar and Azzie Broughton Haynes; three brothers, Ellis, Vesper and Bennie Haynes; and two sisters, Ozelle Thompson and Belle Smith. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Dewayne Haynes and Clayton Haynes of Wilmot; a daughter, Ruth Ward of Monroe, LA.; a brother, O.T. Haynes of Bastrop; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at the Wilmot Baptist Church with Revs. Bobby Biggers and Carlos Pitts officiating. Pallbearers were to be Darrell Clifton, Michael Gourley, Shawn Harvey, Fred Montgomery, Robert Simms, John Griffin, Ronald Hopkins and Frank Higginbotham. Honorary pallbearers were to be Tom, Bubba and George Pugh, Charlie Wade, Harold McCormick, Jim Farrar, Fred Herrington, Bill Powell, Neill Sloan, A. P. Simms, Duke Shackelford, William Woods, Thomas Wilson, Dr. Carter Cox and special friends Margie Cotner, Ruby Nell McCain, Sharon Griffin and Janet Clifton. Interment was to be in the Wilmot Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to Wilmot Baptist Church, P.O. Box 248, Wilmot, Ark. 71667.

Mr. Howard Johnson

Mr. Howard Johnson, 70, of Crossett, formerly of Hamburg, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care of Crossett. A life-long resident of Ashley County, a retired timber worker and a Baptist, he was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Mary Ore Johnson. Survivors are three sons, Howard, James and Leroy Johnson, all of El Dorado, Kansas; a daughter, Betty Marie Johnson of El Dorado, Kansas; two sisters, Ethel Lewis of Crossett and Mattie Lee Fry of Stuttgart; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were to be Percy Sawyer, Andrew Tolbert, Michael Ore and Frank Toney. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery.

Mr. Johnny Joe Robinson

Mr. Johnny Joe Robinson, 56, of Hamburg died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Beverly Health Care of Hamburg. A native of Fountain Hill, he was a retired timber worker and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Earl Robinson; a brother, Michael Collins; and his stepfather, George Collins. Survivors are three sons, Carl, Orlando and Kenneth Robinson of Crossett; a daughter, Nacole Robinson of Las Vegas, NV; his mother, Nadine Collins of Hamburg; four brothers, Woody Collins of Hamburg, Jerry Collins of Crossett, Kenneth Collins of Santa Anna, CA, and David E. Robinson of Clay County, MS: four sisters, Cynthia Collins of Little Rock, Georgia Collins of Dallas, TX, Denise Collins of Orlando, FL, and Audrey Virgus of Woodland, MS; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Rev. C. L. Lovett officiating. Pallbearers will be Jack Pippen, Curtis Tolliver, John H. Daniels, Willie L. Green and Troy Webb. Burial will follow services at the Norris Hill Cemetery.

Annie Mae Owens Williams

Annie Mae Owens Williams, 93, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at the Oak Woods nursing home in Mer Rouge, LA. Born February 23,1906, to Joseph and Julia Rodgers Owens in Lexington, TN, she was a retired telephone operator for Bell Telephone, a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. Survivors include her husband, Ashley G. Williams of Crossett; a daughter, Sylvia Arnold of Fayetteville; three sisters, Alba Roberts of Lexington, TN, Josie Stoots of Memphis, TN, and Lucy Britt of Rosemead, CA; two grandchildren, Richard S. Jones III of Crossett and William Ashley Jones of Fayetteville; and four great-grandchildren, Richard S. Jones IV and Katie Jones of Crossett and Alex Jones and Adam Jones of Fayetteville. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Dick Williams, Andy Shaw, John Kleinhofs, Bill Rodgers, Doogie Darling, Tom Pat Cook and Billy Wayne Yarbrough. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mr. James Haskel Bolin

Mr. James Haskel Bolin, 82, of Crossett died Monday, June 14, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born September 25, 1916, in Milo to Mose and Sally Franks Bolin, he was an Army veteran and Mason and had worked as a millwright. He was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God in Detroit, MI, and had attended Cloverdale Assembly of God for the past 18 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Erma Bell Bolin of Crossett; a stepson, Billy Bell of Crossett; a stepdaughter, Eunice Hartley of Crossett; a brother, M. Z. Bolin of Kissimmee, FL; four sisters, Mary Fletcher, Ouida Johnson and Hattie Cooper of Crossett and Sally Ann Murphy of Hamburg; and three step-grandchildren, David Bell, Tony Hartley and Josh Hartley. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Revs. Bryan Peck and Larry Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny, Tony and Josh Hartley, David Bell, James Hughes and Dale Bolin. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Edward C. Forrest

Mr. Edward C. Forrest, 72, of Colfax, LA, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999. Born September 19, 1926, he was a retired railroad engineer and a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Forrest of Colfax; two sons, Jackie Lynn Hambrick and wife Hazel of Hunington, TX, and F. E. Forrest and wife Alice of Ponchautola, LA; a daughter, Virginia Elias and husband Robert of Colfax; three brothers, Jery Rushing and wife Frances of Ragley, LA, Johnny Forrest and wife Doris of Waskom, LA, and Joe Forrest and wife Alice of Hamburg; two sisters, Shirley Jeffers and husband Donald of Hamburg and Rebecca Thompson and husband Tommy of Hamburg; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bentley, LA, with Rev. Walter Burks officiating. Burial followed services at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, 169 Oak Grove Church Road, Bentley, LA 71407.

Mrs. Donna Marie Gaston Gibbs

Mrs. Donna Marie Gaston Gibbs, 48, of Hamburg, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at Beverly Health Care in Hamburg. A native of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Gibbs, on May 18, 1999, and her father, John Henry Gaston, on December 9, 1991. Survivors are a son, Zachery Gibbs of Crossett; four stepsons, Archie Gibbs of Hamburg, Andrew Simpson of St. Louis, MO, Tony Perry of Orlando, FL, and Perry Williams of Crossett; two daughters, Charmaine Childress and Malana Gibbs of Crossett; six stepdaughters, Andrea Raigans and Audrey Damerick of Little Rock, Sherry Watson of Malvern, Romona Hightower of Atlanta, GA, Tara Lyle of Memphis, TN, and Nekka Huggins of Hamburg; her mother, Lois Gaston of Crossett; a sister, Recania Tucker of Pine Bluff; two grandchildren, 23 step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, in the Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. A. L. Owens officiating. Pallbearers were to be Billy, John and Richard Gibbs, Freddie and Donzell Griffin and Perry Williams. Burial was to follow services at the Quinn Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Howard King

Mr. Howard King, 74, of Hamburg died Monday, June 21, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Corinth, MS, and a Hamburg resident for the past 40 years, he was a former resident of Chicago, IL, an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He retired from Allison and Son Gravel Contractors in 1983. He was preceded in death by his wife, Venita S. Nichols King, in 1991; a granddaughter, Linda Kay Jones; two great-granddaughters, Kristin Kayla and Kasey Lynn Jones; his parents, Albert and Minnie Cummins King; a brother, Gilbert King; and a sister, Pearl Lambert. Survivors include two sons, Ronald King and wife Betty and Dennis Lee King and wife Tonya, all of Crossett; three daughters, Linda Kelley and husband Louis of Hamburg, Brenda Sutton and husband Johnny of Fountain Hill and Joann Ward and husband L. W. of Hamburg; a brother, Bernard King of Ramer, TN; a sister, Lou Ella Stroupe of Wynne; 17 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers will be Kenny Wayne Tharp, Chad King, Michael Ferlong, Clyde Reynolds, Brian Bolen, Timmy King and L. W. Ward. Burial will follow services at the Snyder Cemetery.

U. Z. Tucker

U. Z. Tucker, 85, of Hamburg died Monday, June 14, 1999, at the South Arkansas Medical Center in El Dorado. A native of Union County and a Hamburg resident for the past 70 years, she was a homemaker and member of the Campground A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Tucker; a daughter, Uzell Tucker; a son, Larry Tucker; her parents, Fannie and Susan Benton Tucker; five brothers and two sisters. Survivors are four sons, Vasco Tucker of Pine Bluff, Carl Lee Tucker of Crossett and Allen and Jessie Tucker of Hamburg; two daughters, Lorise Jones of Chicago, IL, and Alice Hayes of East St. Louis, MO; 12 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the Campground A. M. E. Church with Rev. A. L. Owens officiating. Pallbearers were Lindburgh, Warfield and John B. Gibbs, Larry and Richard Rogers and Johnny Lee Hampton. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Frankie Jean Harrison Wall

Frankie Jean "Dink" Harrison Wall, 66, of Crossett died Monday, June 14, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born June 18, 1932, in Crossett to Frank Daniel and Katherine H. Wright Harrison, she was a clerk and a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Lane Wall. Survivors include her husband, Carroll Wall; two sons, Bruce Wall and Dickie Wall, all of Crossett; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Johnnie Bolin, Gary Harrison, Daniel and Mike Chisholm, Steve Williams and Tony Blann. Honorary pallbearers were Herk Williams, Ralph Carter, Bo Chisholm and Billy Gammel. Burial followed services at the Carter Cemetery.

Andrew Payton Wells

Andrew Payton Wells, the two-and one-half-month old son of Chris and Bridgett Wells of Lake Village, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Other survivors are a sister, Callie Denise Wells of Lake Village; grandparents Dennis and Brenda Crow of Lake Village Kathy Coulter of Montrose and John C. "Buddy" Wells III of Portland; great-grandparents J. W. and Minnie Crow of Lake Village, Henry and Alberta Shaver of Portland, Corliss and Nora Bawcom of Parkdale and A. B. Coulter of Hamburg; and great-great-grandparents Callie Crow of Brazoria, TX, and Amanda Jo Fuller of Montrose. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 21, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial followed services at the Portland Cemetery.

Mrs. Betty Ann Miller Wooten

Mrs. Betty Ann Miller Wooten, 45, of Hamburg died Friday, June 18, 1999, at the University Medical Center in Little Rock. A resident of the Maplevale community south of Hamburg all her life, she was a homemaker, a member of the Hollis Chapel Landmark Missionary Baptist Church and the Hollis Chapel Business Bodies and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her father, Clayton Miller, in 1982. Survivors include her husband, Steve Wooten of Hamburg; a son, Steven Wooten II of Crossett; three daughters, Rebecca Ann Wooten Swan, Rachel Lynn Wooten Murphy and Betsy Colene Wooten, all of Hamburg; her mother, Emma Lou Day Miller Reppond of Bastrop, LA; a brother, Wade Miller of Sugarland, TX; two sisters, Carrie Simmons of Gulfport, MS, and Elizabeth Croswell of Hamburg; and three grandchildren, Chloe Louise Knight, Bodhi Allen and Thayer Brent Swan. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, in the Hollis Chapel Landmark Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Earl Pollock, Johnny Jeffers, Travis Cope, Hardy Sawyer, Walter and Paul Sanders. Burial followed services in the Hollis Chapel Memory Garden Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hollis Chapel Memory Garden Cemetery, c/o Joan Wells, 263 Ashley Road 425, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Jim A. Courson

Mr. Jim A Courson, 51, of Hamburg died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, TX. He was a life-long resident of Hamburg, a graduate of Hamburg High School and Northeast Louisiana University, and a propane gas dealer in Hamburg for many years. A member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church, he was preceded in death by his father, B. A. Courson, and his mother, Chloe Gray Courson Switzer. Survivors include his wife, Miriam Linda Watson Courson of Hamburg; a son, James Dalton Courson of Houston, TX; and two brothers, Richard Bert Courson of Hamburg and Paul Ashley Courson of Lake Village. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 14, in the Hamburg United Methodist Church with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Pallbearers were Thomas Chapman, Dennis Byrd, E. A. "Sonny" Tucker, Fred Wyly, Ronnie Scroggins, Dale Magoun and Mike Freeland. Burial was to follow services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, in the Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, MS, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Texas Heart Institute, P. O. Box 20345, MC3-116, Houston, TX 77225-0345.

Ina Tillman Farrar

Ina Tillman Farrar, 93, of Crossett, formerly of Lillie, LA, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at her home. She was born November 22, 1905, in Spearsville, LA, to C.W. and Mary Dettenheim Tillman. She was a homemaker, was retired from a position as office manager and bookkeeper for Howard Brothers in El Dorado, and was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Farrar, and her son, Homer Farrar. Survivors are a daughter, Rose Holloway of Crossett; a brother, Leon Tillman of Long Beach, CA; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, June 11, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Jurd Brantley officiating. Pallbearers were, Lamar Gammel, Ricky Jones, Henry Coleman, Leon White and Jerry Terrell. Burial followed services at the Union Grove Cemetery in Lilly, LA.

Mr. Gerald S. Hodge

Mr. Gerald S. Hodge, 84, of Crossett died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. He was born September 14, 1928, to Joseph Keena and Emma Ethel Scobey Hodge in Warren, and he worked as a handyman. Survivors are four brothers, Don Hodge of Greensboro, NC, Lamar Hodge of Lenoir, NC, Harry Hodge of Carlinville, IL, and Julian Hodge of Crossett. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Eugene Howie officiating. Pallbearers were John Boseman, Roger Nutt, Earl Sivils, John Richards, Scott Hodge and Troy Farmer. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Herbert Houghland

Mr. Herbert Houghland, 73, of Bastrop, LA, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at the North Monroe, LA, Hospital. A native of Parkin and a Bastrop resident since 1942, he was an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Southside Baptist Church, and he attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bastrop with his wife. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Nora Pearl Crisp Houghland. Survivors include his wife, Cora Schutze Houghland of Bastrop; two daughters, Phyllis Malone of Winnsboro, LA, and Nora Mae Gunter of West Monroe, LA; a stepson, Gene Peery of Little Rock; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with branch president Ronald Uptigrove officiating. Pallbearers were Bill and Mike Peery, Elder Bigler, Cleatis Hemphill, Marvin and Devon Lowery. Honorary pallbearers were Daniel and Benjamin Gunther, Taylor Malone and Blade Hicks. Burial followed services at the Carter Cemetery in Collinston, LA, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Henry Polite

Mr. Henry Polite, 81, of Portland died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Ashley County and a life-long resident of Portland, he was a retired farm laborer and a member of the Mount Zion A. M. E. Church in Montrose. He was preceded in death by two sons, Willie and James W. Polite, and his parents, Ennis and Jessie Allen Polite. Survivors are his wife, Bernice Polite of Pine Bluff; six sons, Jessie Ross of Pine Bluff, Henry Polite of Flint, MI, Sammy Polite of Portland, Harry Polite of Montrose, Gabriel Polite of Little Rock and Corey Polite of Waynesboro; a daughter, Josephine Polite of Milwaukee, WI; 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Brown Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers were Charlie Kennedy, Raymond Dawson, Ray Holmes, Marcus Johnson, James Payne and Jessie Turner. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of the church. Burial followed services at the Holly Grove Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Elder Charles Henry Tucker

Elder Charles Henry Tucker, 60, of Hamburg died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A life-long resident of Hamburg, he was pastor and a member of the St. Matthew Church Christ Holiness in Monroe, LA, and was retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill. He served as pastor of the St. Matthew's Church for 26 years, pastor of St. Peter's Church in Wisner, LA, for 23 years and as pastor of the Star Light Church of Christ Holiness for five years, was president of the Southwestern Diocese for 25 years and, he was a founder of Aid in Community Development in 1984. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Tucker. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mattie L. Cook Tucker of Hamburg; three sons, Anthony Tucker of Memphis, TN, Myron Tucker of Crossett and Roderick Cook of Fayetteville; one daughter, Janice Tucker of New Orleans, LA; his mother, Verdell Tucker of Hamburg; two brothers, Alfreddie Tucker of Hamburg and Theodis Tucker of Muskegee, MI; four sisters, Laverne Guy of Hamburg, Clay Jean Paskel of Muskegee, Willie M. Swinney of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Helen Lassiter of Pine Bluff; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for Wednesday, June 16, in the First Baptist Church on Parker Street in Hamburg with Bishop Vernon Kennebrew officiating. Pallbearers were to be the deacons of St. Peter Church of Christ Holiness of Wiser and the deacons of St. Matthew Church of Christ Holiness in Monroe. Honorary pallbearers were to be Ralph Walter, Marvin Walters, Alfreddie Tucker, Jr., Brian Guy, Larry Smith, Sharrod Paskel, Kentu Lassiter, Michael Harris and Deandra Winn. Burial was to follow services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Vennie Mae Williams

Vennie Mae Williams, 70, of Little Rock, formerly of Wilmot, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at the St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. A native of Wilmot, she was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Wilmot and had lived in Little Rock for the past 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Williams; two sons, two daughters, her parents, Arthur and Ebe Williams Waters; and two brothers. Survivors are four sons, Alton Johnson and Wilber Collins of Irving, TX, and Norman and Thomas Williams of Little Rock; a daughter, Patricia Glover of Irving, TX; a sister, Mable Noble of Milwaukee, WI; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 17, at the First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. J. D. Crockett officiating. Pallbearers will be Bill Bush, James Johnson, Leroy Harris, Rocky Kitchen, Wendell Cole, Larry Waters, John Matlock and Maurice Hampton. Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Williams, Alton Johnson, Thomas Williams and Wilbert Collins. Burial will follow services at the Harris Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Marsha Holland Beavers

Marsha Lorraine Holland Beavers, 19, of the Mount Zion community outside Hamburg died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Stuttgart, she was a clerk at Don's Fish Market and a Methodist. She was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Garland Holland and Roy Sayger. Survivors include her husband, James Earl "Bo" Beavers of Hamburg; her mother and father, Don and Lena Faye Sayger Holland of Hamburg; two brothers, Donald Carl and George "Luke" Holland of Hamburg; and her grandmothers, Clara Pendergrass of DeValls Bluff and Lena Carr of Hermitage. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, in the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Don Justice officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Stanley, Mark Stanley, Keith Sipes, Kevin Sipes, Bryan Cook and Lester Campbell. Honorary pallbearers were Don Stubblefield and Jerry Nease. Burial followed services at the Mount Zion Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Emma O'Baugh Buck

Mrs. Emma O'Baugh Buck, 87, of Crossett, widow of John Allen Buck, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999. Mrs. Buck was born March 17, 1912, in Arkadelphia to Thomas and Lillian Haltom O'Baugh. She was a member of the Pioneer Families of Clark County, and her great-grandfather was the first mayor of Arkadelphia (1857) and county judge during the Civil War. She was a retired nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and the Golden Voices Choir. Survivors are two sons, Tom Ed Buck of Pine Bluff and Dr. J. Wayne Buck of Crossett; a daughter, Margaret Calverley of Mesquite, TX; five grandchildren and two sisters, Lillian Turner of Booneville and Patricia Deaton of Noel, MO. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Rev. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Smith, Ed Pellow, Gary Higginbotham, Bill Scott, Roland Laiche and Lee Ramthun. Grave-side services were at 3 p.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Arkadelphia with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Robert Lee Davis

Mr. Robert Lee Davis, 79, of Hamburg died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at Shreveport, LA. A native of Bernice, LA, he had lived in Hamburg for the past 48 years. A retired truck driver and member of the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Clemmie Davis, on December 25, 1989; his second wife, Mildred Davis, on September 14, 1998; a son, Jackie Davis, on August 8, 1987; his parents, Benjamin and Emma Davis; two brothers and three sisters. Survivors are a son, Charles Edward Davis of Conway; three daughters, Edith Hubbard, Jacqueline Franklin and Monica Tippie, all of Hamburg; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Rev. Alfonso Madden officiating. Pallbearers were Archie Huggins, George Howard, Jr., Jack Pippen, Horace Huggins, Robert Hall and Curtis Howard. Honorary pallbearers were Elum Richardson, Robert Council, Elbert Sanders, David McLyn, Jessie Griggs and Robert Cox. Burial followed services at the Pugh Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Evie Irene Gibson

Mrs. Evie Irene Fleming Gibson, 84, of Montrose died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at her residence. She was a native of Rural Hill, MS, a Montrose resident for the past 54 years and a member of the Montrose Baptist Church. She retired from the U. S. Postal Service in Montrose as a postal clerk after 26 years of service. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Edward Gibson; her parents, James and Bessie Taylor Fleming; and two brothers, Vardaman Eugene and Samuel Arthur Fleming. Survivors are her husband of 64 years, Mr. Everett E. "Bully" Gibson of Montrose; a daughter, Barbara Goree and husband George of Montrose; four grandchildren, Joe Thomas Gibson of Little Rock, George W. "Chip" Goree II and his wife, Jennifer, of Little Rock, Deborah Carol Guion and husband Charles of Kenner, LA, and Kayla Carroll LeVetrice Goree of Monticello; five great-grandchildren, David and Bailey Goree, Donovan Stucks, Angela and Erin Guion; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 7, in the Montrose Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers were David Burns, Bill Mixon, Wash White, Douglas Crane, Bill Sellers, David Clark and Charles Barbee. Honorary pallbearers were Neal Sloan, Earl Pamplin, R. D. Selby, J. R. Breedlove and Don Irish. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Montrose Baptist Church, P. O. Box 275, Montrose, AR 71658.

Katie Ashcroft Gulledge

Katie Patsy Ashcroft Gulledge, 66, of Crossett, formerly of Monroe, LA, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was born November 9, 1932, to Herman L., Sr., and Cora Omega Bridges Ashcroft in Rochelle, LA. She was employed by First National Bank of Crossett and was a member of the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Allen Gulledge. Survivors include three sons, David Gulledge of Ruston, LA, Curtis Gulledge of Crossett, and Bobby Gulledge of Monticello; one daughter, Linda Sims of Crossett; one brother, Herman Ashcroft II of Hot Springs; three sisters, Helen Boothe of Rogers, Marie Carman of Fernandina Beach, FL, and Juanita Walser of Crossett; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 7, at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Don Justice officiating. Pallbearers were Doyle and Allen Fleming, Dennis Walser, Dennis Maxwell, Tony Hendrix and David Ashcroft. Burial followed services at Hickory Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Kathryn Hubbard

Kathryn Hubbard, 44, of Crossett died Friday, June 4, 1999, at her home. She was a native of Ashley Country, a department manager at Wal-Mart and a member of the Faith Center Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the choir. She was preceded in death by a son, Cleotis Devon Johnson; her father, William Grayson; and a brother, Marcus Johnson. Survivors are her husband, Jimmy Ray Hubbard of Crossett; a son, Lenwood Johnson of Monroe, LA; a daughter, Charlene Henderson of Crossett; her mother, Tressie Cromwell of Crossett; four brothers, Lavoris Johnson of Louisiana, Tony Johnson of Bastrop, LA; Marvin Johnson of Redfield, and Peter Grayson of Milwaukee, WI; six sisters, Ruby Henderson and Elizabeth Smith of San Bernardino, CA, Sheila Cromwell of Crossett, and Veronica Fulsom, Jennifer Smith and Shanice Medley of Milwaukee; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Adkins officiating. Pallbearers will be Benny Couser, Horace Ingram, Charles Franklin, Willie Ashford, Carl Dupree and Cedric Coleman. Burial will follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Lecester Williams

Mr. Lecester Williams, 87, of Wilmot died Monday, May 31, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Ashley County, a retired farm laborer and a member of the Second Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two sons, Williams and Lecester Williams, Jr., his parents, Eddie and Mary Blackmon Williams; and sixteen brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife, Artie Lee Williams of Wilmot; a son, Eddie Williams of Seattle, WA; a daughter, Dorothy White of Port Charlotte, FL; a sister, Esther Cunningham of Wilmot; 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in the Second Baptist Church with Rev. L. M. Christian officiating. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Williams, Alvin Cox and Eddie Duckery, Jr. Burial followed services at the Second Baptist Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Johnnie Mae Caldwell

Johnny Mae Caldwell, 78, of Little Rock died Monday, May 24, 1999, at her home. She was employed by the Little Rock Housing Authority and retired from the Baptist Medical System. She was an active member of the St. Andrew United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Emmaus Community. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Alma Tackett; two brothers, Eldon and Jim Tackett; and her husband, John Caldwell, III. Survivors are three sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Joan Brown of Kenner, LA, Steve and Donna Brown of Little Rock and John and Dianna Caldwell of Magnolia; a brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Sue Tackett of Eudora; nine grandchildren, three great-granddaughters and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, in the St. Andrew United Methodist Church with Bro. Larry Ott officiating. A grave-side service followed at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Parkdale Cemetery with arrangements by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home of Benton. Memorials may be made to the St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 4600 Baseline, Little Rock, AR.

Vada Lavern Cornish

Vada Lavern Cornish, 75, of Warren died Sunday, May 30, 1999, at the Bradley County Medical Center. Born July 16, 1923, in Bradley County to Hazel Steadman of Warren and the late John Wesley Steadman, she was a housewife and homemaker and a member of the Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram "Dick" Cornish, who she married July 31, 1940, in Rison, on April 28, 1998; a sister, Opal Steadman, and two grandchildren. Survivors are two sons, Nickie and Tommy Cornish of Warren; two daughters, Mary Sue Shaver of Snyder and Martha Harton of Warren; two brothers, Wilburn Steadman of Fordyce and John T. Steadman of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Mary Dean Castleberry, Zula Mae Johnson and Brucelle George, all of Warren; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, in the Frazer Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Ronald Neely officiating and with burial following at the Beard Cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1.

Mrs. Emma Lee Forman

Mrs. Emma Lee Forman, 80, of Crossett died Sunday, May 23, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Summerville, LA, and a Crossett resident for the past 50 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Forman, in August, 1985; a son, Leroy Forman; her parents, Allen and Minnie Gray Forman; six brothers and three sisters. Survivors are two sons, Robert Forman of Bakersfield, CA, and Clarence Forman of Valley, CA; four daughters, Gloria Nalls of Baton Rouge, LA, and Billie Staffney, Jerrie Williams and Jewel Frazier, all of Crossett; a sister, Letha Mae Brown of Rockford, IL; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Atkins officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Thompson, Jr., Darford Williams, Raymond Frazier, Daniel Ward, Chris Nalls and Timothy Goree. Honorary pallbearers were Franco Johnson, Jermell Heath, Keithean Heath, Charles, Michael and Corey Nalls. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Clyde McCoy Gill

Mr. Clyde McCoy Gill, 60, of Crossett died Saturday, May 22,199, at his home. Born January 14, 1939, in Wiscol, KY, to William Henry and Mary Evelyn Hatmaker Gill, he was a manager for Georgia-Pacific Plywood and a Baptist.

Survivors are his wife, Hazel Gill of Crossett; two daughters, Jeanette Lancaster of Oakwood, CA, and Balinda Gill of Utah; a sister, Brenda Layman of Raymond, WA; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Don Justice officiating. Burial followed services at the Roselawn Cemetery in Glenmora, LA.

Marguerite P. Moore

Marguerite P. Moore, wife of A. B. Moore, Jr., died Friday, May 28, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born Mary Marguerite Potts on April 20, 1921, in Ludington, LA, she was the daughter of the late Lora Lamp Potts and Frank Potts. She graduated from Crossett High School in 1937 and attended Centenary Business College in Shreveport, LA. She worked in the executive offices of the Crossett Company before marrying in 1943 and raising her family. She was an active long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett and had a special interest in her circle and the altar flowers. She was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Potts. Survivors are her husband, Albert Baldwin Moore, Jr.; a sister, Sybil Marsh of Longview, WA; sons Albert B. Moore III and wife Roberta of Crossett, William F. Moore and wife Patricia of Richmond, VA; and Frank M. Moore and wife Barbara of Crossett; a daughter, Marion Hunt Moore of Crossett; and grandchildren Eric Albert Moore, William Albert Moore, Erin Colette Moore and Amanda Elisabeth Moore. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Lovett, Chuck Allen, Jack Allen, Bobby Gill, Bert Jordan, Eddie Cheatham, Tom Walton and Pete Stratton. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mr. David Lonzo Bell

Mr. David Lonzo Bell, 77, of Lake Village died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. He was a retired carpenter, a World War II veteran of the U. S. Army, and a member of the Bayou Mason Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Myrtis Bell of Lake Village; two sons, J. D. Bell and David Bell of Lake Village; two daughters, Margie Green of Montrose and Margaret Merritt of Brookhaven, MS; two sisters, Debbie Hamilton and Beulah Rick of Lake Village; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the Bayou Mason Baptist Church with Revs. Tom Christmas and L. C. Hoff officiating. Burial followed services at the Bayou Mason Cemetery, directed by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Mr. Archie Auston Gibbs

Mr. Archie Auston Gibbs, 58, of the Pine Hill community outside Hamburg died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care of Hamburg. A life-long resident of Ashley County, he was a retired timber worker and a member of the Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Jean Howard Gibbs; his parents, Perry and Juanita Tucker Gibbs; and a brother, Cardell Gibbs. Survivors are his wife, Donna Gaston Gibbs of Hamburg; five sons, Archie Gibbs, Jr., of Hamburg, Andrew Simpson of St. Louis, MO, Tony Perry of Orlando, FL, and Perry Williams and Zachery Gibbs of Crossett; eight daughters, Andrea Faye Raigans and Audrey Damerick of Little Rock, Sherry Watson of Malvern, Romona Hightower of Atlanta, GA, Tara Lyle of Memphis, TN, Nekka Huggins of Hamburg and Charmaine Childress and Malana Gibbs of Crossett; three brothers, Warfield "Tap" Gibbs of Crossett, Bernard Gibbs of Jena, LA, and Larry "L. W." Gibbs of Las Vegas, NV; 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. A. L. Owens officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Scott, John B. Gibbs, Rance Haynes, Elvia Webb, Troy Webb, Earnest Thompson, Gary Hollins and Billy Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Cliff Hawkins and Lee Fred Brown. Burial followed services at the Pugh Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Eugene Hill, Jr.

Mr. Eugene Hill, Jr. 71, of Carthage, formerly of Hamburg, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Hamburg, he was a Carthage resident for the past 39 years, a retired timber worker and a member of the Trinity Faith Church of God in Christ. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Augustus Hill, on October 29, 1994, and a brother, Bobby Eugene Hill. Survivors are his wife, Mary Lois Ledbetter Hill; a son, Elliot Dean Hill of Carthage; three daughters, Martha Ann Lawson of Akron, OH, Angela Diane Johnson of Camden and Ellen Ghizell Wheater of Fordyce; his mother, Alice Cason Hill of Hamburg; three brothers, Jack and Augustus "Bubba" Hill of Hamburg and James Hill of Crossett; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the Trinity Faith Church of God in Christ with Rev. Thomas Walker officiating. Nephews were to be pallbearers. Visitation was to be all day Tuesday, May 25, in the Cromwell Funeral Home and from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at the Brown-Williams Funeral Home at Second and Graham in Fordyce. Burial was to follow services at the Hampton Springs Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Oscar McCone

Mr. Oscar McCone, 81, of Hamburg died Saturday, May 22, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native of Collins, he was a resident of the Crossroads community outside Hamburg for the past 50 years, a member and deacon of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in North Crossett and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He retied from Georgia-Pacific Corp. in 1979 after 41 years of service and was a songwriter and loved gospel music. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Della Phillips McCone, three brothers and three sisters. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Tucker McCone of Hamburg; two sons, Mickey McCone and Rusty McCone of Hamburg; a brother, Enoch McCone of Monticello; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 24, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church in North Crossett with Revs. Jimmy Wallace, Randy Maxwell and Blaine Beck officiating. Pallbearers were Robert McCone, Jr., Alan and Trent McCone, Danny Carter, Luke Clark, and Cleveland Smith. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Singing Convention, c/o Marty Phillips, 108 Jeffress Curve Road, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mr. Charlie Isaac Miles

Mr. Charlie Isaac Miles, 91, of Crossett died Saturday, May 15, 1999, at his home. He was born December 19, 1907, to Tarelton and Ella Mae Dunlap Miles in Magnolia and retired in 1972 as an electrician for Georgia-Pacific. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Crossett, and he was a member of the American Bowling Congress and the Arkansas Bowling Hall of Fame. At age 75, he bowled a 300 game which placed him in the top two percent of bowlers in the United States for his age. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Miles of Crossett; a son, Bill Miles of Little Rock; two daughters, Bonnie Bailey of Crossett and Frances McGough of West Monroe, LA; a brother, John Hoover Miles of Crossett; four grandchildren, Rick Philpot, Debra Kouri, Jeffery Johnson and Jennifer Bernard; 15 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry and Shawn Bernard officiating. Pallbearers were Jeffrey Johnson, Dwight Kouri, Ernest Boseman, J. B. Boseman, Randall Miles, Eugene Miles, L. A. Collins and Richard Philpot. Honorary pallbearers were the church's deacons and members of the Deal Bowling Club. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Harrison "Bub" Ralph

Mr. Harrison "Bub" Ralph, 67, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at his home in Hamburg. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg, he retired from the Ashley Drew and Northern Railroad in 1993 after 27 years of service. A member and deacon of the Gardner Baptist Church and a Mason and member of the Hamburg Masonic Lodge, he was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Velma Farmer Ralph, and a brother, Billy Ralph. Survivors include his wife, Ima Jean Cook Ralph of Hamburg; a son, Jimbo Ralph and wife Susie of Hamburg; a daughter, Rhonda Cook and husband Brad of Monroe, LA; and two granddaughters, Jeanie and Dora Ralph. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Glenn Hollis, Dennis Byrd, F. E. McCone, Tommy Morgan, M. C. Pennington, Lewis Gulledge, Steven Shields, Harry Wayne Allison, John Ricks and Wayne Gates. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Antioch Hunting Club. Burial followed services at the Beech Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Beech Creek Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Ima Jean Ralph, 1639 Highway 425 South, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mattie Williams Randle

Mattie Williams Randle, 90, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge. Born June 15, 1908, in White to Gus and Winnie Putney Williams, she was a member of the Holly Grove Methodist Church and the Pilgrim Christian Society of Las Vegas, NV. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Randle. She is survived by a son, Lonnie Randle of Nashville, TN. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the Riles Chapel Church with Rev. Billy G. Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Eddie Colen, Anthony Moore, Edwin Morris, Eugene Wimberly, Bobby Woodberry and Lemoyne Dickerson. Burial followed services at the Riles Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Kathelene Carlock

Mrs. Kathelene Carlock, 91, of Hamburg died Monday, May 10, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Hamburg and a Hamburg resident for the past nine years, she was a former resident of North Crossett and the Pine Hill community, a homemaker and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in North Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Carlock; a son, Bill N. Carlock; a brother, Nick Rosen; and a sister, Angelene Swan. Survivors include one son, Marion Carlock of Browning, MO; three daughters, Josie Mae Ballock of Oxford, AL, Sherry Carol Battaglia of Downsville, LA, and Brenda Neal of Hamburg; a brother, Bennie Rosen of Hamburg; two sisters, Mary Bays of Hamburg and Ellen Hessenbein of Monticello; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in the First Freewill Baptist Church in North Crossett with Revs. John Reed and Cecil Sanders officiating. Pallbearers were Buster Sayger, Wesley Swan, Andrew Wallace, Burl Toler, Chester Rosen and Harold Dean Bonnette. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Freewill Baptist Church, P. O. Box F, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Carlock Cemetery, c/o Mike Bays, 331 Ashley Road 462, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Elmer J. Carpenter

Mr. Elmer J. Carpenter, 67, a native of Ashley County and a life-long resident of Hamburg, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He retired from Georgia-Pacific's plywood operations in 1995 as a maintenance supervisor, and he was a member of the Judson Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Myrtle McCarty Carpenter; a brother, Velmar Carpenter; three half-brothers, Henry and Clark Carpenter and Travis Lansdale; and a half- sister, Edna Usher. Survivors are his wife, Madie Cunningham Carpenter of Hamburg; a son, Dennis Carpenter of Arkansas City; two daughters, Janice Moffatt and Norma Amos of Hamburg; two brothers, Willie Carpenter and Howard Lansdale of Hamburg; a sister, Eva Pruitt of Fountain Hill; ten grandchildren, Amanda Moffatt Jeffers, Scott and Brad Moffatt, Landen, Jana and Dana Carpenter and Nicholas, Russell, Ryan and Cory Amos; and three great-grandchildren, Jay and Ace Jeffers and Alec Amos. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 13, in the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Revs. James Morris and Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Scott and Brad Moffatt, Nicholas, Russell, Ryan and Cory Amos, Landen Carpenter and Clint Jeffers. Honorary pallbearers were C. B., Robbie and Morris Cunningham, Lynn Croswell, Vernon McNiece and William Van Hook. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Dorothy Nell Carter

Dorothy Nell Carter, 80, of Crossett died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. A life-long resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Community Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Watson McCoy Carter; a son, Billy Rubin Carter; and her parents, Willie Marshell and Allie Maude Quinn Smith. Survivors are three sons, McCoy and Jimmy E. Carter of Crossett and Kenneth Carter of Monticello; two daughters, Doris Arnold of Pine Bluff and Ann Courson of Crossett; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Dan Webb officiating. Pallbearers were Danny, Randall, Warren and Tommy Carter, Bobby Bond, Kevin Ross, Eddie Godson and Jim Sled. Burial followed services at the Carter Cemetery.

Johnnie Mae Carter

Johnnie Mae Carter, 58, of Crossett died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Kilbourne, LA, on April 23, 1941, to Johnnie Ware and Lola Beard Allen, she was a member of the Guiding Star Chapter #66 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Oak Grove, LA, and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Leslie W. Carter, Jr., and a step-grandson, Erik Ray Stephenson. Survivors are her husband, Leslie Carter of Crossett; two sons, Mark Bowman of Oak Grove, LA, and Jeffery Matthews of Jacksonville; a daughter, Brenda Wilson of Mangham, LA; three stepdaughters, Karen Edney, Emily Vallas and Phyllis Williams, all of Crossett; her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Johnnie Allen of Mangham, LA; four brothers, Kenneth Allen of Rayville, LA, Jack Allen of Choudrant, LA, Charles Allen of Castor, LA, and Gary Allen of Mangham, LA; a sister, Melba Sebren of Mangham, LA; five grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, a step-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in the North Crossett First Baptist Church with Larry Emory and Dennis Cherry officiating. Pallbearers were to be Mike, Bracy and Zachary Wilson, Justin Bowman, Justin Vallas, Craig Moore, Jason Stephenson and Chad Stephenson. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Wanda Jean Taylor Goodwin

Wanda Jean Taylor Goodwin, 68, of Crossett died Friday, May 14, 1999. Born September 7, 1930, to Ervin and Flossie Mae Voss Taylor, she was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Porter W. Goodwin, Sr. Survivors are two sons, Dwight Goodwin of Crossett and Wesley Goodwin of Petal, MS; two daughters, Patricia Pogue of Mesquite, TX, and Sandra Smith of Choudrant, LA; three brothers, Buddy Taylor of Crossett, Homer Taylor of Crossett and Keith Taylor of Eudora; a sister, Margaret Patrick of Lake Village; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 17, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Dan Webb officiating. Pallbearers were Randy Fortner, Toby Brown, Matt Smith, Josh Sivils, Jeff Pogue and Jason Goodwin. Burial followed services at the Dry Bayou Cemetery.

Mr. Willie Hawkins

Mr. Willie Hawkins, 83, of Seattle, WA, formerly of Montrose, died Monday, May 10, 1999, at the Providence Medical Center in Seattle. A native of Ashley County, he had lived in Seattle for the past two-and-a-half years. He was retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill and was a member of the St. Marion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel King Hawkins; his second wife, Doris Spellman Hawkins; a son, Willie Hawkins, Jr.; his parents, Ezekiel and Essie Hawkins; and a brother, John Hawkins. Survivors are three daughters, Delores Thomas and Portia Frazier of Seattle and Lee Esther Perry of El Dorado; three brothers, Ezekiel Hawkins, Jr., of Portland, Dewitt Hawkins of Richmond, CA, and Chester Hawkins of Seattle; five sisters, Nellie Jefferson and Lula Bell Benton of Oakland, CA, Cozetta Findley of Portland, Essie Lee Fletcher of Topeka, KS, and Alsenia Blair of Richmond, CA; 22 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, in the St. Marion Baptist Church in Portland with Rev. Albert Fenceroy officiating. Pallbearers were Lampkin Dunn, Lee Edward Plummer, Chester Dunn, Earl Gillis, Charlie Kennedy and Edward Moseby. Burial followed services at the St. Marion Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ometha Trotter Lowe

Ometha Trotter Lowe, 61, of Crossett died Friday, May 14, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was a native of Bradley County, an employee of the Crossett Public Schools, a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and a member of Silver Star Chapter #306 of the Order of Eastern Stars. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Rhoda Trotter, three brothers and five sisters. Survivors are her husband, Thomas Lowe of Crossett; four sons, Danny Lowe of Bastrop, LA, Marvin Lowe of Dallas, TX, Christopher Lowe of Crossett and Thomas Lowe, Jr., of Houston, TX; two daughters, Rosalyn Lowe of Seattle, WA, and Shirley Lowe of Crossett; two brothers, Robert Trotter of Crossett and Earnest Trotter of Detroit, MI; four sisters, Charlene Harrison and Clorene Belin of Crossett, Rose Lee Johnson of Johnsville and Lee Ellen Hampton of Cleveland, OH; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers will be Leron Trotter, Quinman Trotter III, Kenneth Newton, Corando Davis, Earnest Newton and Rev. Darren Buffington. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Silver Star Chapter #306 of the Order of Eastern Star, the New Bethel deaconess and deacon board and the Sunday School Class #2. Burial will follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Velma Pearl Martin

Mrs. Velma Pearl Martin, 84, of Lake Village died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A homemaker and member of the New Bethel Assembly of God, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie C. "Bud" Martin, and twins Johnny Ray and Connie Fay Chandler. Survivors include a son, Johnny Chandler of Portland; two sisters, Helen Busie of Lake Village and Ila Elkins of California; a granddaughter, Debra Chandler-Thompson of Portland; and a great-grandson, Chandler Thompson of Portland. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in the New Bethel Assembly of God with Revs. Wallace Eddleman and Bob Davis officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Lake Village Cemetery, directed by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Mr. Aron Curtis McCrory

Mr. Aron Curtis McCrory, 80, of Hamburg died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Kosciusko, MS, he had lived in Hamburg for the past 15 years and was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by a son, Curtis McCrory; his parents, Thomas and Rebecca Turner McCrory; and four brothers, Rufus E., Homer W., James E. and Monroe E. McCrory. Survivors are two sons, Larry G. McCrory of Burnsville, MN, and Phillip T. McCrory of Monticello; a sister, Maudielee Guerro of Stockton, CA; a half-sister, Nettie Lee Morris of Kosciusko; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Friday, May 14, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Dr. William Henry officiating. Pallbearers were Bill and David Ferguson, Earl, Thomas and Glen McCrory, Bobby Slaughter and Kenneth Griffin. Burial followed services at the Montrose Cemetery.

Mr. William Ray Pinkston

Mr. William Ray Pinkston, 69, of Crossett died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at the Hamburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 20, 1929, to Palmer and Bertie Wyatt Pinkston in Huttig, he served seven years in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He retired from the United States Postal Service after 39 years and eight months and was a volunteer for the Crossett Fire Department for over 25 years and retired as assistant chief of the Crossett Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Jean Pinkston of Crossett; a son, Kenneth Pinkston of New Orleans, LA; three daughters, Pam Pinkston of Crossett, Terri Pruett of Arkadelphia and Cecilia Strickland of Jacksonville; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Pinewood Memorial Park with Joe Johnson officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Corene Sellers

Mrs. Corene Sellers, 52, of Hamburg died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Parkdale but a Hamburg resident for the past 36 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Phillip Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Mary L. Barnes Robinson, and two brothers, Earnest and Henry Robinson. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Mackie Earl Sellers of Hamburg; two sons, James Sellers of Dallas, TX, and Calvin Earl Sellers of Hamburg; a daughter, Gloria Howard of Hamburg; a stepdaughter, Mammie Lee Sellers of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers, Richard Robinson, Jr., and Willie Adams of Parkdale; a sister, Lizzie Robinson of Parkdale; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, in the Phillip Grove Baptist Church with Rev. J. V. Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were Dewayne Robinson, Larry Works, Marvin Walters, Richard Hatchett, Jr., Robert Hatchett and John Tucker. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of the church. Burial followed services at the Phillip Grove Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Lester Stephen White

Mr. Lester Stephen White, 76, of Blountstown, FL, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at the regional nursing center in Bryant. Born May 20, 1922, in Crossett to George Carlton and Mattie Lucretia Smith White, he was a crew chief in the United States Air Force and Navy, a technical representative for North American Aviation, and a member of the First Baptist Church in DeFuniak Springs. His hobbies included fishing, reading and traveling. Survivors include a son, James Stephen White of Birmingham, AL; a daughter Tanya White-Hanschen of Bemidji, MN; two brothers, James W. White of Crossett and George B. White of Belleville, IL; and a sister, Mary A. Gauntt of Bryant. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Paul White, Michael White, Jeffrey Smith, George Gauntt, Joe Vaughn and Nick Nolte. Burial followed services at the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. LaFerne Dodd

Mrs. LaFerne Dodd, 82, of Hamburg died Friday, May 7, 1999, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Bearden, she had lived in Hamburg for the past 20 years and was a former resident of Springdale and Enid, OK, and she was a retired housekeeper for the Springdale Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dewey Jordan Shoemaker, and two sisters. Survivors are six daughters, Glendine Rauls and husband William of Hamburg; Louise Gundlach and husband Bryan of Bradenton, FL, Vecita Goss of Rochester, IN, Linda K. Zion of LaMarque, TX, Carolyn Neff and husband Tom of Kansas City, MO, and Vergie Williams and husband Terrell of Enid, OK; a brother, Harald Glenwood Shoemaker, Jr., of Marshall, TX; four sisters, Bobbye Lee Byrns of Gladewater, TX, Mittie Hopkins of Bearden, Louise Tatum of Ashdown and Helen Rae Bice of Marshall, TX; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Harold McKiever, Bobby Lloyd, Bull and Jim Wills, Keith Hensley, Ronnie Livingston and Jim Launius. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Moss Hill Cemetery in Bearden with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Roger Hayden

Mr. Roger Hayden, 66, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Portland, he had lived in the Pine Hill community for the past two years after a 19-year residence in Lufkin, TX, and he was a former resident of Crescent City, CA. He retired from Louisiana Pacific as a plywood area plant manager after 18 years and was also a former Georgia Pacific employee and continued to work part time as a consultant for Georgia-Pacific. A member of the Plywood Pioneers Association and St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Crossett where he had been junior and senior warden and was currently serving on the vestry, he was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Bessie Childs Hayden, and a sister, Pattie Hayden Nunes. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Claudia Wigley Hayden of Hamburg; two sons, Steve Hayden and wife Becki of Fordyce and Mike Hayden and wife Lisa of Natchitoches, LA; a sister, Marlys Carpenter and husband Gary of Crossett; a brother, Jack Hayden of Monroe, LA; a sister, Jean King of Crescent City, CA, and nine grandchildren, Shana, Jennah, Ashley, Kristina, Kelsey, Holley, Christopher, and Jason Hayden and Aaron Carpenter. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in St. Mark's Episcopal Church with Rev. George Hart officiating. Pallbearers were David Edwards, Tommy Hatcher, Donnie Paul, Eugene Owens, Paul Jones, Otis Paul Malloy, Jim Clark and Ronnie Paul. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Givens, John Moskeand, Clem Johnson, Edwin Edwards, Scott Campbell, Gary Draper, Don Rothenbush, Cecil Smith, Calvin Murphy, Arlo Johnson and Fred Graves. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 795, Crossett, AR 71635.

Valerie Joann Holt

Valerie Joann Holt, 38, died at her home in Crossett on Tuesday, May 4, 1999. A native of Oak Grove, LA, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by a son, Akido Holt; her father, Curley Anderson; and a sister, Dashunda McQuay. Survivors include a son, Rodney K. Holt of Los Angeles, CA; a daughter, Rekeithia Holt of Los Angeles; her mother, Eva Jean McQuay Johnson of Crossett; six brothers, Elbert Holt of Newark, OH, Cedric Holt of Midway Park, NC, Willie McQuay of Star City, Fredrick McQuay of Crossett, and Barron Ware and Curtis Anderson of Little Rock; and a sister, Sonya McGhee of Biloxi, MS. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ with Bishop Danny Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Mariel and Vincent Holt, Eric Newman, Tony Culverson, Dessirick Holt, Donnie Culverson, Ted Brown and Terry Knight. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Barnett, Jerry Collins and Dewayne Pugh. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Maysel R. Morgan

Maysel R. Morgan, 80, of Crossett died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge nursing home. She was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Crossett to N.G. and Mary Pippen Ray. Mrs. Morgan was a beautician and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hughey Morgan, and a son, Nathan Morgan. Her survivors include one daughter, Betty Barnett; one daughter-in-law, Vera Morgan; one sister, Essie Morgan; five grandchildren, Debbie Parks, Meleah Rainey, Lee Barnett, Barry Morgan and Steven Morgan, all of Crossett; 11 great-grandchildren; three nephews; and four nieces. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Don Ward and Randy Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Cummings, F. N. Burt, Gerald Morgan, Mike Kennedy, John Earl Jordan and Kenny Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Wayne Yarbrough, Byron Easterling, John Cooper, Mac McFarlin, J. D. Moore and John Richards. Interment followed at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Jewel Faye Smith

Mrs. Jewel Faye Smith, 71, of Hamburg died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care nursing home in Hamburg. A native of Leola, she had lived in Hamburg for the past 52 years, was retired from Hamburg Shirt and was a member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Smith, in 1994; a son, Calvin Smith; her father, Rommie Page; and her mother, Eddie Lingo Sanders. Survivors are a son, Jimmy Smith and wife Carolyn of Conway; a daughter, Judy Pennington and husband Jimmy of Hamburg; a brother, Thomas Ray Nichols of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Norma Jean Beckham of Monticello and Bobbye Bergund of Jefferson, TX; four grandsons, Scott and Andrew Smith, Tim and Kevin Pennington; and a great-granddaughter, Paige Smith. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 9, at the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Paul McKissick officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Hundley, Richard Byrd, Courtney Rambo, Shane Wooten, Hiram Taylor and Bryan Baker. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Odis Thornhill

Mr. Odis Thornhill, 88, of Hamburg died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A native of Ashley County, a Hamburg resident for the past 56 years and a former resident of Monticello, he retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill in 1973 after 19 years of service. A member and senior deacon of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his wife, Oria Morrow Thornhill, in 1993; his parents, Thomas Whitfield and Lottie Herring Thornhill; and a brother, Addison Thornhill. Survivors are three sons, T. J. Thornhill of Paris, TX, Lee Thornhill of Hamburg and Willie Fred Thornhill of Lufkin, TX; three daughters, Martha Jane Scroggins of Bastrop, LA, LaNell Morgan of Start, LA, and Bonnie Evelyn Laughlin of Lake Village; a brother, Whit Thornhill of Monticello; two sisters, Ludie Smith of Hamburg and Vera Allen of Monticello; 25 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Joel Meredith and Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Tommy Morgan, Aubrey Scroggins, Rodney Laughlin, Steven, Terry and Brent Thornhill. Honorary pallbearers were the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church deacons and the Men's Sunday School Class. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 128, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Bessie Sue Todd

Bessie Sue Todd, 79, of Crossett died Friday, May 7, 1999, at her home in North Crossett. She was a native of Ashley County, a homemaker and a member of the Holly Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Mallar Noble Todd; two brothers, Sid and L. C. Todd; and a sister, Mary Todd Williams. Survivors are a brother, Earnest Todd of Indianapolis, IN, and a sister, Margaret Todd Tucker of Crossett. Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in the Holly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. David Bouie officiating Pallbearers are to be Roger Bryant, Carl Bryant, Melvin Bryant, Juaior Simpson, George Davidson and James Council. Burial will follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Jewel Pardon Weatherly

Mrs. Jewel Pardon Weatherly, 78, of Wilmot died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A native of Mayflower, she had lived in Wilmot for the past 35 years and was a former resident of Rohwer and the Richland community in Desha County. She was a homemaker, a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Delta Chapter 571 in Portland. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Eligie Pardon in 1959 and Louis Weatherly in 1991; a son, Wyandol Pardon, in 1994; her parents, Burt and Cora Hall Handley; and a sister, Hazel Fitzgerald. Survivors are two sons, Edward Pardon of Wilmot and Wayne Pardon of Portland; two daughters, Elizabeth Bass of Hope and Jean Walker of Wilmot; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for two p.m. Tuesday, May 11, in the Wilmot Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Biggers officiating. Pallbearers were to be Earl McCrory, Ron Miller, Allen Chandler, Jackie, J. L., and Jerry McCain, Steve Otwell and Rev. Gerald Meyers. Honorary pallbearers were to be Gene Chandler, Austin Bordeaux, Bobby Foster, Walter Dew and Fred Montgomery. Burial was to follow services at the Wilmot Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Wilmot Baptist Church, P. O. Box 248, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Mrs. Gayle Hutson Bassett

Mrs. Gayle Hutson Bassett, 69, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at her home. Born August 1, 1929, in Yale, OK, to Arthur Eugene and Pearl Gladys Woolridge Hutson, she was a homemaker and member of the Assemblies of God. Survivors include her husband, Calvin Bassett of Crossett; three sons, Raymond Bassett of Las Vegas, NV, Phil Bassett of Corning, Iowa, and Russell Bassett of Crossett; a daughter, Vannesa Porter of Crossett; two sisters, Velma Goodwin of Cushing, OK, and Erma Kindle of Jones, OK; ten grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Simms Cemetery with Rev. Bob Willis officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Georgia Evon Edwards

Mrs. Georgia Evon Edwards, 75, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at the Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg, she was an inspector at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for 27 years and a member of the Hamburg United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Smith Lee "Ed" Edwards; infant twin sons Ray and Fay Bayliss; and her parents, Luther and Lula Pearl Roark Kelley. Survivors are four daughters, Ann Douglas of Brookhaven, MS, Rose P ippen of Crossett, Joyce Carroll of Mulberry and Janet Reeves of Bullhead City, AZ; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Pallbearers were Houston Hart, Royce Swaim, John Frazer, James Pippen, Don Rodgers and Fred Bozeman. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Mr. Arley Dewayne Gray

Mr. Arley Dewayne Gray, 50, of Monroe, LA, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. Born September 16, 1948, in Monroe to Arley and Frances Norrell Gray, he retired after 23 years with General Motors and was a Baptist. Survivors are a daughter, Kim Mathus of West Monroe, LA; his mother, Frances Gray of Monroe; a brother, Garry Gray and wife Cheryl of Dublin, GA; a sister, Nancy Tompkins and husband Joe of West Monroe; two grandchildren, Kyle and Katie Mathus of West Monroe; a niece, Amy Anderson and husband Clint and daughter Katherine of Dublin, GA; and a nephew, Kevin Tompkins of West Monroe. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, at the Carlock Cemetery. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Delbert Leroy Lawson

Mr. Delbert Leroy Lawson, 70, of Dumas, formerly of Parkdale and Dermott, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, in Little Rock. Born September 17, 1928, in Lubbock, Texas, to the late J. T. and Ollie Mae Ballinger Lawson, formerly of Parkdale, he was a self employed as a salesman with Lawson Mercantile and attended the Assemblies of God. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, Clevon and Eunice Lawson. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Lawson of Dumas; four sons, Leroy Lawson, Jr., of Guy, Roger Dale Lawson of Clinton, Larry Joe Lawson of Dumas and Robert Lawson of Woodlawn; three daughters, Carolyn Copelin of Dumas, Penny Gail Reeves of Little Rock and Eunice Matthews of Hamburg; three brothers, Junior Fay Lawson of Parkdale, Lavan Lawson of Portland and Glen Dale Lawson of Hamburg; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for two p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Griffin Funeral Home chapel in Little Rock with Rev. Hal Graves officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Kilbourne, LA, Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mr. Iva Gene Lee

Mr. Iva Gene Lee, 60, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Crossett died Monday, April 26, 1999, at the Churchill Hospital in Baltimore, A native of Dermott, he was a carpenter and a member of the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Jude Lee. Survivors are his wife, Patricia Lee of Baltimore; two sons, Christopher Gene and Joey Lee of Amelia, LA; a daughter, Addie Marie Lee of Amelia; his mother, Alma Lee of Crossett; and a sister, Dorothy Lee of Crossett. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, in the Second Baptist Church with Revs. Travis Roberts and Dan Webb officiating. Pallbearers were Thomas Childress, Lexie Courson, Lonnie Sharpe, Charles Noble, Harold Pennington and John Surratt. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. June Evelyn Thach Linder

Mrs. June Evelyn Thach Linder, 78, of Hamburg died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at the Traymore Nursing Home in Dallas, TX. A native of Portland, she graduated from Portland High School. During World War II, she moved to Hamburg, and in the early 1960s owned and operated the Ladies Specialty Shop in Hamburg. In 1963, she moved to Little Rock where she was active in the Pulaski Heights Baptist Church and worked as a volunteer in the community and at the Arkansas Baptist Medical Center. In 1975, she returned to Hamburg and began a career at the Ashley County Library that lasted 22 years until her retirement in 1996. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg and active in her husband's political career and in the community for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. "Jimmy" Linder in 1988; her parents, John David and Ruth Janet Gibbs Thach; and her grandfather, Ezekiel Thach, one Ashley County's earliest residents. Survivors are two daughters, Dr. Jo Evelyn Linder-Crow and husband David of Alexandria, VA, and Haley Jeanne Linder Philips and husband David of Dallas, TX; a brother, John David Thach and wife Doris of Little Rock; two granddaughters, Allison Elizabeth Crow of Alexandria, VA, and Margaret Haley Phillips of Dallas; three nieces, Janell Lynn Thach of Dallas and Susan Hayden Sory and Elizabeth Bing Smith of Pine Bluff; and one nephew, John David Thach of Dallas. Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were to be Jackie and David Carpenter, Paul and Gary Cochran, Stanton Veazey and David Thach. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Esther Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church in Hamburg. Burial will follow services at the Hamburg Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the June Thach Linder Memorial Fund, c/o Ashley County Library, 211 East Lincoln, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Josie Mary Armstrong

Mrs. Josie Mary Armstrong, 74, of Crossett died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Strong and a resident of Crossett for the past 37 years, she was a homemaker and member of the Faith Center Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Armstrong; a son, C. L. Benton; her parents, Morgan and Myrtle Tidwell Benton; three sisters and three brothers. Survivors are a daughter, Fannie Burton of Crossett; three brothers, Ollie Benton of Strong, Ervin Benton of Calhoun, LA, and Willie Benton of Bastrop, LA; a sister, Erria Hatfield of Compton, CA; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the Faith Center Church with Rev. Charles Atkins officiating. Pallbearers were William Caldwell, Jr., Henry Trotter, Anthony Burton, Charles Franklin, Michael Burton and Horace Ingram. Burial followed services at the McBenton Cemetery in Urbana, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Herman T. Barnett

Mr. Herman T. Barnett, 56, of Crossett died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born November 8, 1942, in Crossett to Nicholas T. and Lucille Cope Barnett, he was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church, an employee of Georgia-Pacific, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Survivors are his wife, Jeannie Barnett; two daughters, Pam Bryant and husband Bobby and Kimberly Rice; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Barnett; a brother, Tony Barnett, all of Crossett; a sister, Joann Cooley of Bald Knob; and three grandchildren, Bobby Ross and Ben Bryan and Lauren Rice, all of Crossett. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Jimmie Lewis, Travis Roberts and Randy Maxwell officiating, Pallbearers were to be Alfred Montgomery, Neil Greer, W. Keith Forrest, Bobby Carter, Charles "Red" Hendrix, Jimmy Boykin and Jimmy Lewis. Burial was to follow services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Mr. Ellis Banks Chesser

Mr. Ellis Banks Chesser, 83, of Crossett died Thursday, April 22, 1999. He was the son of the late Edgar B. and Ethel Magness Chesser of Newark, a veteran of WWII, a retired employee of Ashley, Drew and Northern Railroad, and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett and the Emmanuel Sunday School Class. Survivors include his wife, Lilla Gulledge Chesser of Crossett; one son, Edgar Chesser and wife Brenda of Crossett; two granddaughters, Maranda Bailey of Little Rock and Jennifer Sheridan of Denham Springs, LA.; a great-grandson, Barrett Bailey of Little Rock; an uncle, W.W. Magness, Jr. of Pine Bluff; and many nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10, Saturday, April 24, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Hubert Riley, Mike, David, Harold and Michael Young, Dickie and Scott Gulledge and Jimmy Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Emmanuel Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church in Crossett. Interment followed services at the Rawls Cemetery, directed of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Susie McAlister Crouch

Mrs. Susie McAlister Crouch, 88, who had lived in Hamburg since 1956, died at her home on Tuesday, April 20, 1999. A native of Hector in Pope County, she was the daughter of the late George Walker and Naomi Robertson McAlister, a homemaker and member of the Hector Freewill Baptist Church. She was the Extension Homemakers Club woman of the year in 1971-1972.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Chester Crouch; a daughter, Billie Sue Crouch Borgelin; four brothers, Fred, Lloyd, Ralph, and G. W. McAlister, and two sisters, Lula Murphy and Willie Hill. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Tucker and husband Sonny of Hamburg and Carol Moyers and husband David of Hamburg; a son, Tommy M. Crouch and wife Becky of Little Rock; three brothers, Floyd McAlister and George B. McAlister of Russellville and J. L. McAlister of Farmersville, CA; two sisters, Ruth Llewellyn of Hector and Mardie Webb of Conway; five grandchildren, Edward Tucker, Jr., and wife Tracy of Little Rock, Carla Tate and husband Vince of Fort Smith, David Lyons and wife Ronda of Chattanooga, TN, Mark Lyons and wife Keiki of Long Beach, CA, and Michael Moyers of Hamburg; and seven great-grandchildren, Marcus, Abigail, Payton, Kawika, Kanani and Kamalei Lyons and Selby Caroline Tucker; and a special caregiver and friend, Mrs. Colie Berryman. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Hector with Rev. Lawnie Coffman officiating. Kenneth Crouch presented the eulogy, and Tracy Tucker sang. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Artelia Ruth Evans

Mrs. Artelia Ruth Evans, 86, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the Lakewood Rehabilitation Center in Lake Village. She was a native of Crossett, a Lake Village resident for the past four years, a retired beautician, and a member of Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church and Order of the Eastern Star Silver Star Chapter 306 of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rubin Keith; her parents, James Walter and Leatha Lillie Mae Hughes Evans; and six sisters, Velma Brown, Wilma Lambert, Arnella Streeter, Vernice Gilbert, Odessa Bennett and Irene McGhee. Survivors are a sister, Raye Marie Moss of Lake Village, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Revs. Tyrone Broomfield, Levi Tolefree and T. V. Simpson officiating. Pallbearers were Edward E. Streeter, Melvin Streeter, Willie Green, Earnest Walker Brown II and Lee Simpson. Honorary pallbearers were members of Silver Star Chapter 306 Order of the Eastern Star, Progressive Club and Gates Chapel Sunday School Class #7. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Helen Louise Lineberger

Helen Louise Lineberger, 84, of Crossett died Friday, April 23, 1999, in the Oak Woods Nursing Home in Mer Rouge, LA. She was born January 8, 1915, in Valdosta, GA, to Walter and Ida Mae St. John. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Valdosta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lineberger. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Mary Lineberger of Crossett, six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Bobby Joe McDaniel

Mr. Bobby Joe McDaniel, 55, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Crossett, he was a Georgia-Pacific paper mill employee and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Janie Campbell McDaniel. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Smith McDaniel; four sons, Bobby Joe McDaniel, Jr., of Memphis, TN, Craig McDaniel of Forrest City, Garrett Ralston McDaniel of Crossett and Joseph McDaniel of Crossett; four brothers, Sherman and John McDaniel of Compton, CA, Charles McDaniel of Van Nuys, CA, and Roscoe McDaniel of Crossett; a sister, Carrie Mae Hall of Long Beach, CA; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Brinkley, Lovee Pruitt, Milton Grimes, Michael Smith, Chester Smith and Andy Flemings. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Winnie Ruth Montgomery

Mrs. Winnie Ruth Montgomery, 67, of Bastrop, LA, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at her son's residence in Bastrop. A native of Morehouse Parish and a resident of the Tillou community for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the Tillou Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, William Ervin Nolan. Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Montgomery; four sons, Richard A. Montgomery, David Montgomery, Willie Montgomery and wife Barbara and Charles Montgomery and wife Angie, all of Bastrop; two daughters, Nelda Lusby and husband Larry of Bastrop and Connie Ramsey of Crossett; her mother, Bessie Burnett Rea of Bastrop; two sisters, Doris Brown and Dorothy Bulloch of Bastrop; two brothers, Franklin Nolan of Crossett and Al Rea of Bastrop; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the Tillou Baptist Church with Revs. Lindle Stewart and Larry Courson officiating. Pallbearers were Henry, Gene, Terry and Murry Montgomery, Michael and Johnnie Bulloch. Burial followed services at the Tillou Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Daisy B. Pamplin

Mrs. Daisy B. Pamplin, 77, of Dermott died Friday, April 23, 1999, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. A native and former resident of Boydell, she was a Dermott resident for the past 20 years and had lived in Portland for 28 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dermott Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Kaye Pamplin; her parents, Joseph and Ellen Peden Nolan; two brothers, Sidney and William Nolan; three sisters,. Bessie White, Annie Greenway and May Delle Neil; and two half-brothers, Tom and Jim Nolan. Survivors are her husband of 54 years, Carl Pamplin of Dermott; two sons, Jerry Pamplin of Monticello and Ronny Pamplin of Boydell; a daughter, Wanda Borgognoni of Monticello; eight grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in the Dermott Baptist Church with Revs. Steve Tanner and Ray Williams officiating. Pallbearers were David Holt, Virgil and Joey Greenway, Bruce Bond, Mike Adams, Pat McGlothin, Joe Graves, Richard Collins and J. W. White. Burial followed services at the Portland Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Old Union Cemetery, c/o Philip Bonnette, 192 Shelton Turner Road, Montrose AR 71658.

Mrs. Mary Jo Knight Reaves

Mrs. Mary Jo Knight Reaves, formerly of Hamburg and Sheridan, died April 7, 1999, in Ennis, TX. Born in Hamburg November 27, 1920, to the late Conger and Myrtle Dew Knight, she was preceded in death by her husband, Myron Reaves, and two brothers, Conger Knight, Jr., and Kenneth Knight. Survivors are a son, Ronald M. Reaves of Red Oak, TX; three brothers, Don Knight of Little Rock, Clarence Knight of Salinas, CA, and R. B. Knight of Battle Creek, MI; a sister, Nell Ritchey of Blytheville and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Sunday, April 11, in the funeral home in Sheridan. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. William Clark Dintelman

William Clark Dintelman, age 46, of Crossett died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. Mr. Dintelman was born on Dec. 12, 1952, in Stuttgart and had been a resident of Crossett for the last 20 years where he was a rate specialists for the Georgia Pacific traffic department. He was a graduate of Stuttgart High School and the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a degree in marketing. He was a Methodist and a past member of the Arkansas National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Carl Dintelman. Survivors are three brothers, George and Barry Dintelman of Stuttgart, Jim Dintelman and wife, Jeane of Hamburg and a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Turpin Funeral Home Chapel in Stuttgart. The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or to First United Methodist Church in Stuttgart.

Mrs. Rachel Irene Farrish

Mrs. Rachel Irene Farrish, 83, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at her home in Spokane, Washington. Born September 9, 1915, in Hermitage to Thomas Frank and Marttie Turner Rotton, she was a life-long member of the Beulahland Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin L. Farrish, and a daughter, Amber L. Farrish. Survivors include two sons, Sidney Jackson, Jr., of Pine Bluff and Donald Fay Farrish of Crossett; a daughter, Mattie Jane Shaw of Green Acres, WA; three brothers, Travis Rotton of Lake Village, Curtis Morrell Rotton of Portland and C. B. Rotten of Sarepta, LA; two sisters, Willie Mae Johnson of Springhill, LA, and Geneva Hayes of Jonesboro; ten grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the Beulahland Assembly of God with Bro. Dewitt Rousey officiating. Pallbearers were Wesley Maxwell, Holyon Outlaw, Earnest Clark, Billy Joe Herrington, Carlton Maxwell and Anthony Delacey. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Alvin Hale

Mr. Alvin Hale, 68, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 11, 1999. He was an U. S. Navy veteran and a member of the Church of the Redeemer. Survivors include his wife, Les Hale of Hamburg; two sons, Bryant Hale of Cornelia, GA, and Tom Hale of St. Louis, MO; two brothers, Paul Hale of El Paso, TX, and Wayne Hale of Dallas, TX; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home chapel in Little Rock, Burial followed services at the Little Rock National Cemetery.

Mr. T. D. Kelley

Mr. T.D. Kelley, 88, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at his residence. He was born June 19, 1910 in Hamburg to William Charles and Mary Alice Harris Kelley. Mr. Kelley was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Crossett, a retired employee of Georgia Pacific, and a 32nd Degree Mason, Lodge #576. He was an accomplished vegetable gardener, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Kelley was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Kelley, and his daughter, Nancy Carter. Survivors include one son, William C. (Buddy) Kelley of Texarkana, Texas; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Carter, Johnny Womble, David Womble, Earl Deal, Nathan Boney and Harold Reddin. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Vera Brooks McLeod

Vera Brooks McLeod, age 89, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born Sept. 10, 1909, to Clarence and Viola Effie Cole Brooks, Mrs. McLeod was active in the First Baptist Church of Crossett for over 60 years, a Sunday School teacher, past president of the Women's Missionary Union, an Ashley Association director, and worked with other church youth organizations. She was a past worthy matron of Crossett Chapter #303, Order of the Eastern Star, a member for 58 years and secretary for 30 years, a Grand Ruth in 1964 and held various other offices in Arkansas Grand Chapter OES, Mother Advisor of Crossett Order of Rainbow for Girls, Sub-Deputy Arkansas Grand Assembly Rainbow for Girls and Grand Cross of Colors, and a past president of Iris Garden Club. Mrs. McLeod was preceded in death by her husband, L. B. (Mack) McLeod and three brothers, James Brooks, Leo Brooks, and Clarence Brooks, Jr. Survivors include one son, Larche Bryant McLeod and wife Sandy of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Barbara McLeod Santos and husband Ruben of Waco, Texas; four sisters, Reita Brooks Nolan of Farmerville, LA., Bessie Brooks Franks of El Dorado, R.C. Ernestine Brooks Perdue of Port Arthur, Texas, and Hazel Brooks Pinon of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Chris Santos, Gigi Santos Barnes, Leslie Santos Fulton and Valerie Amanda McLeod; two great-grandchildren, Cooper and Conner Santos. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, April 16, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Byron Easterling, Robert F. Malloy, Doogie Darling, Herk Williams, Bill Scott and Chris Santos. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr.

Mr. Henry Robinson, Jr., 47, of Montrose died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, in the University Medical Center in Little Rock. A life-long resident of Ashley County, he was a farm laborer and a member of the Brown Temple Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Robinson, in 1995; a sister, Anna Robinson Polite; and a brother, Steve Robinson. Survivors include his mother, Mamie Ann Robinson of Montrose; two brothers, George and Glenn Robinson of Kansas City, KS; five sisters, Helen Lewis of Fayetteville, Juanita Gillis and Linda Dawson of Montrose, Ruthie Allen of Kansas City and Every Jenkins of Bossier City, LA; and his fianc‚, Virginia Woods of Dermott. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Brown Temple Baptist Church in Portland with Rev. Eugene Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers were the deacons of the church. Burial followed services at the Portland #2 Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Cole Jaylan Smith

Cole Jaylan Smith, the infant son of Willie Miller and Halley Nutter of Crossett died Friday, April 9, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Survivors include his parents; grandparents Kevin and Kay Smith and Lloyd and Demetria Williams of Crossett and great-grandparents Dude and Betty Halley of Mer Route, LA. Grave-side services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Francie Markham officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Donna Mae Taylor

Mrs. Donna Mae Taylor, 66, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born March 16, 1933, in Crossett to Hubert C. and Lula Mae Cope Wright, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her brother, Henry Clay White. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Lon S. Taylor of Crossett; two daughters, Linda Behm of Mansfield, LA, and Brenda Hollis of Sterlington, LA; her mother, Lula Mae White of Crossett; a sister, Betty Sue Black of Cold Springs, TX; and four grandchildren, Matthew Behm, Melody Behm, Christy Hollis and Donna Jo Hollis. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Don Ward officiating. Pallbearers were Mark White, Steve White, James Hoot, Jim Vallas, Joe Hollis and Matthew Behm. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. John Nelson Toler, Sr.

Mr. John Nelson Toler, Sr., 81, of Crossett died Friday, April 16, 1999. Born December 28, 1917, to James Wesley and Mary Peters Toler, he was a life-time resident of Crossett after moving with his family to the Crossett Camp. He began working for the Crossett Lumber Company at age 17 and continued in the payroll department of Georgia-Pacific until he retired after 51 years. He served as Crossett City Clerk and later as clerk-treasurer for a total of 34 years. He was an honorary member of the Arkansas Municipal League, an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett and its men's Bible class, and was an usher from 1945 until his death. He also worked with Boy Scout Troop 39, sponsored by the church, for a number of years. He was also a tree farmer and was happiest outdoors with nature and an avid gardener. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Toler of Crossett; a son, John N. Toler, Jr. of Grand Prairie, TX; a brother, Harold Toler of Crossett; a sister, Mrs. Christine Davis of Castor, LA; two granddaughters, Mrs. Terri Sobeck of Peachtree, GA, and Mrs. Tammy Pittard of Chattanooga, TN; three great-grandsons, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were to be Bobby Gill, Eddie Cheatham, Burt Jordan, Wirner Harris, Dick Williams and Tom Pat Cook. Burial will follow services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Christine Rowland Turner

Christine Rowland Turner, 79, of Lake Village died Monday, April 19, 1999, at her home. Born March 16, 1920, in Bomarton, TX, to the late Hardy and Nora Rowland, she as a former resident of Sulphur, LA, a retired beautician, and a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sheldon Turner. Survivors are a son, James A. Turner of Yuma, AZ; a daughter, Dianne Turner Seaman of Lake Village; a sister, Sally Crow of Clear Lake, CA; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Rev. Tom Williams officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Snyder Cemetery.

Mrs. Billie L. Wingard

Mrs. Billie L. Wingard, 66, of Crossett died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 3, 1933 in Tuskegee, Alabama, to E. L. and Maxie Hawkins Harper, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. She was a past president of the Ashley County Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, and her hobbies included sewing and bowling. Survivors include her husband, Lee Wingard of Crossett; two sons, Ernie Wingard and wife Melissa of Grapevine, TX, and David Wingard of Austin, TX; a sister, Mildred Slimp of Sterrett, AL; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Tom Pat Cook, Ben Walsh, Andy Gresham, Don Ward, Bill Ford and Mike Webb. Burial was to follow services at the Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Coffeyville, TX, on Wednesday, April 21, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials are requested for the First United Methodist Church of Crossett or the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Shirley Aiken

Mrs. Shirley Aiken, 60, of Hamburg died Monday, April 5, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Monticello and a Hamburg resident for the past 30 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Unity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Aiken, in 1989 and her father, Curtis Allen. Survivors are four sons, Robert, John, Tracy and Iba Ray Aiken, all of Hamburg; her mother, Irene Leonard Allen of Monticello; a sister, Pam Allen of Monticello; and six grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 10 .m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Drew County with Revs. Ben Frank Leonard and Lawrence Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Peterson, Sr, Chucky Peterson, Kenny Lochala, Scott Parker, Bobby Livingston and Thomas Martin. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Neal Burt

Mr. Neal Burt, 82, of Hamburg died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and former resident of Crossett, he lived in the Springhill community outside Hamburg for the past 38 years. He retired in1972 from the Crossett Company after 41 years of service. A member of the First Baptist Church in Crossett, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest B. and Estelle McGheehee Burt; three brothers, Fred, Layton and Kenneth Burt; a sister, Eula Cone; and a grandson, Mitchell Burt. Survivors are his wife, Myrtle Haddox Burt; two sons, Bobby and Nicky Burt, all of Hamburg; a brother, Felton Burt of Diboll, TX; three sisters, Nell Klienpeter of Thibodoux, LA, Norma Cox of Shreveport, LA, and Elsie Bailey of Crossett; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11, in the Egypt Cemetery with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Bessie Adair Corder

Mrs. Bessie Adair Corder, 79, of Snyder died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of the Trafalgar community in Ashley County and a resident of Snyder for most of her life, she was a homemaker, a retired home health nurse, the owner of the Thebes Grocery Store for many years, and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Bell Bryant Adair; a grandson, Tommy Foster; and four brothers. Survivors include her husband, Jim Corder; a son, James H. Corder; a daughter, Betty R. Jones, all of Snyder; two brothers, Claude Adair of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Frank Adair of Monticello; a sister, Myrtle Uptigrove of Bastrop, LA; two grandsons, Jeff Foster and Eddie Corder of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Terri Thomas of Hattiesburg, MS, and Lauri Sinor of Comanche, TX; and five great-grandchildren, Kristina Thomas, Liz Foster, Sam Thomas, Daniel Foster and Clay Mardis. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, April 12, in the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder with Revs. Eugene Howie and Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Keith Ladd, Don Williamson, Ronald Uptigrove, Henry Hensley, Joe Mack Sullivan, Paul Webb, Johnny Etheridge and Dewey "Scutter" Kilcrease. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Paul Danley

Mr. Paul Danley, 75, of Crossett died Monday, April 5, 1999, in Crossville, TN. He was born November 14, 1923, to Tom and Annie Danley in Oak Grove, LA. He was a veteran and a member of the Masonic Lodge #591 and the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Cawthorn, and a brother, Dink Danley. Survivors include his wife, Edna Mae Simmons Danley of Crossett; a son, Charles Danley of Baytown, TX; a daughter, Pauline Sherrer of Crossville, TN; three brothers, Jack, Sonny and Tommy Harold Danley; three sisters, Estelle Johnson of Strong, Billie Tucker of Huttig, and Janie Scott of Wisner, LA; four grandchildren, Kristiana S. Nixon of Knoxville, TN, Jody D. Sherrer of Crossville, Tammy K. Oakes of Reno, NV, and Brittany Danley of Baytown; three great-grandchildren, Alexandria Oates and Madison Oates of Reno and Perianna Sherrer of Crossville; and dearest friends and neighbors Larry, Charlotte, Brent and Darren Johnson. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Eddie Kaffenberger, Tommy Stuckey, Jim Thomason, Tony Johnson, Scott Wagner and David Taylor. Burial followed services at the Strong City Cemetery.

Mr. Billy Joe Harbison

Mr. Billy Joe Harbison, 68, of Hamburg died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Buff. A native of McGehee and a Hamburg resident since 1948, he was a retired rice farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Maude Cockrell Harbison. Survivors are his wife, Betty James Harbison; a son, William Floyd Harbison; a daughter, BetteJo Courson and husband Richard B, all of Hamburg; a brother, Dr. James. D. Harbison and wife Ann of Booneville; a granddaughter, Lauren Smith; a grandson, William Price Harbison; and two nephews, James and John Harbison.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 8, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Klois Hargis and Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Pallbearers were Sonny Holland, Jim Ralph, Eddie Stanley, Jr., Ronnie Scroggins, Foyce Bradshaw and Clifton Ladd. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Shell, Ken Turner, Jack Edwards, Roy Vaden, Houston Chapman, Buddy Griever, Lavon Higginbotham, Nap Murphy, E. E. Wenty and Percy Eubanks. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to a favorite charity.

Mrs. Syble Myers Lloyd

Mrs. Syble Myers Lloyd, 80, of Monticello died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at the Drew Memorial Hospital. A native of Mayflower, she had lived in Monticello since 1974 and was a former resident of Parkdale. A homemaker and member of the Rose Hill Freewill Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lloyd, in 1991; a son, Bobby Johnson, in 1994; her parents, Arthur and Ethel Holloway Myers; four brothers and one sister. Survivors include a son, Billy Johnson of Nashville, TN; a daughter, Betty Scroggins of Portland; a brother, Tom Myers of Crossett; two sisters, Rea Johnson of Crossett and Ruth Harrison of Belair; ten grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Rev. Tommy Tims officiating. Pallbearers were Troy Harrison, Bonnie McCone, Dale Myers, J. L. Harrison, David Johnson and Bill Lloyd Myers. Honorary pallbearers were L. D. Myers, Lloyd Myers and Ed Fitzgerald. Burial followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Glenda Wells, 4636 Highway 8 East, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Mr. Earnest A. "Sonny" Sanders, Jr.

Mr. Earnest A. "Sonny" Sanders, Jr., 57, of North Little Rock, a retired auto body repairman, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at the McClellan Veterans' Hospital in Little Rock. Born May 26, 1941, in Hamburg to the late Earnest Arville and Nora Edna Lee Sanders, he served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. A Baptist and a former resident of Kansas, he had lived in Little Rock for about 30 years. Survivors include a son, Roy Lynn Sanders of Fountain Hill; two daughters, Shari Danker-Eshelman of Manhattan, KS, and Tressie Savage of Crossett; a brother, Roy Sanders of Hamburg; two sisters, Shirley Grooms of Westville, OK, and LaQuita Croswell of Little Rock; and three grandchildren. Grave-side services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the National Cemetery in Little Rock with Rev. Tony Woodell officiating. Arrangements were by Charles E. Fuller Funeral Company of Pine Bluff.

Mr. John Edwin Savage

Mr. John Edwin Savage, 52, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at his home. Born January 5, 1947, in Crossett to A. V. and Catherine Robinson Savage, he was an employee of International Paper and a member of the Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, A. V. Savage, and a brother, Robert A. Savage. Survivors include a son, John McDavid Savage of Crossett; two daughters, Debra Fortune of Bastrop, LA, and Jennifer Pruitt of Crossett; his mother, Catherine Savage of Crossett; two brothers, James L. Savage of Crossett and Billy Joe Savage of Fountain Hill; a sister, Martha Cockrell of Crossett; and four grandchildren, Jason and Ashton Fortune and Darren and Wesley Pruitt. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Donald Sadler and Marvin Lowery officiating. Pallbearers were Roy McDonald, Jim Stephenson, Jerry Terrell, Mark Graves, Spencer Blazier and J. R. Lowry. Honorary pallbearers were Arthur Lowry, Jason Fortune and Darren Pruitt. Burial followed services at the Lick Prairie Cemetery.

Nora Christine Williams

Nora Christine Williams of Lake Village died Monday, April 5, 1999, at the Beverly Heath and Rehabilitation Center in Hamburg where she had been a resident the past three years. She was born in Rodessa, LA, to the late Emmett and Donie Wallace and moved to Hamburg in 1915. She was a licensed practical nurse who worked in health care in the Lake Village area for many years. The widow of Robert P. Williams, who died in 1971, she was a member of the Lake Village Baptist Church and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors are two nephews, Charles Burgess and wife Jerry of Hamburg and Eugene Burgess and wife Fae of Oak Grove, LA, and a niece, Christine Holland and husband Doug of Bastrop, LA. Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at the Lake Village City Cemetery with arrangements by Steele Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Mr. Oscar Dewey Wilson

Mr. Oscar Dewey Wilson, 69, of Crossett died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born April 15, 1929, in Ava to Thomas Perry and Lucy Mae Blair Wilson, he was a veteran and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his dad, Tom Wilson, and a sister, Vergie Hogue. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Mary Wilson; three sons, Dewey "Joe" Wilson and wife Karen, Donald Gene Wilson and wife Jennifer, and David Wayne Wilson and wife Katrina, all of Crossett; a daughter, Lisa Mae Floyd and husband Chris of Jones, LA; his mother, Mae Wilson of Portland; three brothers, Bill, Noel and George Wilson, all of Portland; three sisters, Ruby Bennett of Portland, Pat Temple of Alabama, and Sybil Christmas of Bastrop, LA; and four grandchildren, Kasi, Beth, Jennifer and Cody. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Portland Cemetery with Rev. E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were Raymond Grantham, Robert Sloan, Richard Sadler, Ronnie Pamplin, Gary Barry, Chester Jones and John Godwin. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. T. J. Atkins

Mr. T. J. Atkins, 87, of Crossett died Friday, March 26, 1999, at his home in North Crossett. He was a native of Ashley County, was retired from Georgia-Pacific paper mill and as a public butcher, and was a member of the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Darryll Atkins; his parents, Joe and Ellen Griffin Atkins; two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Lula Hargraves Atkins; two sons, Phil Williams of Crossett and Edward Williams of Albuquerque, NM; three daughters, Ethel Dean Williams of Crossett, Fannie Bell Sedberry of Huttig and Ammie Jean Johnson of Arlington, TX; two brothers, Willie Joe Atkins of Portland, OR, and Robert Lee Atkins of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Johnnie Courtney and Dorothy Collins of Los Angeles; 27 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Revs. Tyrone Broomfield, Levi Tolfree, Joseph Waller and Travis Simpson officiating. Pallbearers were Shawn Keith, Anthony Lewis, Darryl Payne, Felton Tatum, Charles Lewis, Jr., and Manuel Boston. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Adren Bozeman

Mr. Adren Bozeman, 77, of Hamburg died Friday, April 2, 1999, at his daughter's home in Bastrop, LA. A native of Ashley County and Hamburg resident all his life, he owned and operated Bozeman's Grocery in Hamburg for over 30 years. He was a Baptist and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II where he won two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Vivian Hammonds Bozeman, and a sister, Helen Morrow. Survivors are four sons, Dr. Jim Bozeman of Salem, Ronnie Bozeman and wife Bonnie of Hamburg; Ardell Bozeman and wife Sue of Benton; and Ricky Bozeman of Huntington, WV; a daughter, Brenda White and husband Terre of Bastrop; eight grandchildren, Debra Parker, Cassandra Switzer, Tersa Windham, John, Garrett, Davon and Nick Bozeman and Kevin McKee; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Rev. James Moffatt officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Booth, Leon Russ, Randy Evans, Bobby Griffin, Billy Parker and Darrell Windham. Honorary pallbearers were his good friends, Richard "Dick" Courson, Mutt Davis and Buddy Tanksley. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Elmira Beatrice Dunn

Mrs. Elmira Beatrice Dunn, 85, of Montrose died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A lief-long resident of Ashley County, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lampkin Dunn; her parents, Marvin and Matilda Walker King; four brothers and a sister. Survivors are five sons, Lampkin Dunn, Jr., of Montrose, Gilbert, Wilbert and Elvis Dunn of Detroit, MI, and Chester Dunn of Portland; five daughters, Beatrice Biggs, Archie Winfrey and Elnora Woods of Detroit, Lavern Love of Charlotte, NC, and Vonceal Lewis of Oakland, CA; 32 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the Portland #2 Baptist Church with Rev. Lewis Meadows officiating. Pallbearers will be Lee Plummer, Edward Moseby, Jr., Larry Spratt, Allen Massey, Charlie Kennedy, Jessie Mitchell and Matt Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and trustees of St. Marion Church. Burial will follow services at the St. Marion Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Caroline G. Horan

Mrs. Caroline Gardner Horan, 91, of Tucson, AZ died Friday, March 19, 1999, two and a half weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was a native of Hamburg and a resident of Tucson for the past ten and a half years. Mrs. Horan attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway (Arkansas Teachers' College) and the University of Arkansas at Monticello (Arkansas A&M). She taught in the public school system in Boydell and Fountain Hill during the late 1920s. After relocating to her husband's home in Chicago, she worked as a department store buyer for 27 years (including Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co.), and was also honored as the nation's Buyer-of-the-Year in 1965. Upon retiring to Bull Shoals, she and her husband actively served as hospital auxiliary volunteers, on the local and state levels. She was the historian, vice-president and first gift shop consultant for the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association, organizing, establishing and advising hospital gift shops throughout Arkansas. She was a long-standing member of the Colonel Francis Vivian Brooking chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and, like her husband, she was world traveled and a published writer. Her paintings were also featured in several Chicago area art shows. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Horan in 1988; a son, Charles Haney Horan; her parents, Dudley & Maude Gardner (pioneer residents of Hamburg); a brother, Malcolm Gardner and a sister, Louise Gardner. She is survived by a daughter, MaryKay Horan Cooper of Tucson, AZ; a brother, Dudley Gardner, Jr. of Buda, TX; two sisters, Estelle Russell of Texas and Mary Imodean Kelley of Shreveport, LA; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Grave-side funeral services and interment will be 10 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 1999 in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church (named after Mrs. Horan's father) P.O. Box 506, Hamburg, AR or to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 S. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Claudia P. Moore

Mrs. Claudia P. Moore, 103, of Stuarts Draft, VA, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at the Stuarts Draft Christian Home. A native of Ashley County, she had lived in Stuarts Draft since January, 1997, had lived in Amarillo, TX, for many years and had also lived in Oklahoma and Arkansas. She attended what is now the University of Arkansas-Monticello and graduated from East Central College in Ada, OK. She was an elementary school teacher in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas and a member of the First Baptist Church in Amarillo. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Alphonso O'Neill, in 1972 and Dee Moore in 1984, and by her parents, Augustus and Ella Powell Pierce. Survivors are a son, James A. O'Neill and wife Zoe of Arlington, TX; a daughter, Frances Lusk Baldwin and husband Claude of Staunton, VA: two brothers, Roy Pierce and wife Virgie of Edmund, OK, and Quentin Pierce of Crossett; a sister, Helen Jones of Woodlawn; a grandson, Michael O'Neill and wife Louise of Waco, TX; a great-granddaughter, Julie Anderson and husband Louis of College Station, TX; a great-grandson, James M. O'Neill of New Orleans, LA; and a great-great-grandson, Jacob Anderson of College Station. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Elton officiating. Pallbearers will be Julian Jones, Jimmy Carl Jones, Carl French, Gerald White and Bobby Allison. Honorary pallbearers were former students Sterling and Marie White, Omer and Lois White and Katie Ware. Burial will follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Mr. William G. "Red" Morgan

Mr. William G. "Red" Morgan, 68, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born May 12, 1930, to George W. and Eula Wolfe Morgan in Warren, he was a millwright and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Virginia Morgan of Crossett; two sons, Phillip Morgan and wife Debbie and Dennis Morgan and wife Tammy of Crossett; a brother, Curtis Morgan of Sarepta, LA; two sisters, Isabel Clark of Palatka, FL, and Celeste Yanzer of Lubbock, TX; two grandchildren, Charlie and Rhianna; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. John Reed and Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were George Love, Eugene Davis, Donnie Ray Lowry, James Kelley, Mike Kelley, Kenny Perry, Thomas Glen Childers and Rod Nukolls. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Mayrene Morris Rashell

Mrs. Mayrene Morris Rashell, 80, of Crossett died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at her daughter's residence in Crossett. A native of Montrose and a Crossett resident for the past 40 years, she had formerly lived in Portland. She was a beautician for over 38 years, was in the restaurant business for many years, was a certified welder during World War II and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Louis Morris in 1961 and Tom Rashell in 1996; a son, Jimmy Charles Morris, in 1997; her parents, Albert and Allie Mae Higginbotham Blocker; a sister, Cora Blocker; and seven brothers, Wesley, Joseph, Paul, Milton, Connie, Cecil and Jessie Blocker. Survivors are a daughter, Annette M. Fryar and husband Buck of Crossett; a sister, Janie Finch of Louisville, KY; four brothers, Harvey Blocker of Central City, KY, Robert Blocker of Louisville, KY, Percy Blocker of Evansville, IN, and Thomas Blocker of Booneville, IN; five grandchildren, Vickie Inman, Lynda Stuart, Cendie Wells, Sirrom and Kirby Morris; and seven great-grandchildren, Trey, Rocky and Sam Stuart, Falen and Justin Inman, Whitney Wells and Jake Fryar. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Davis officiating. Pallbearers were to be Bobby, Ronnie, Tab, Bernard and Billy Blocker, Ronnie Stuart, Tom Wells, Mike Inman and Trey Stuart. Burial was to follow services at the Portland Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Temple Baptist Church, P. O. Box 716, Crossett, R 71635.

Mr. Roy Wood Rice

Mr. Roy Wood Rice, 67, of Crossett died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Born July 31, 1931, in Whitlow to Roy Dewitt and Effie Averice Hamaker Rice, he was a Christian, a life-long resident of Ashley County and a member of the Whitlow Hunting Club, an avid baseball fan and loved nature and being outdoors. Survivors are his wife, Lois Dell Rice of Crossett; a daughter, Zenia Dell Sullivan and husband Robert Lee of Crossett; two sisters, Ellene Blackmon of Bastrop, LA, and Nelle Wolfe of Crossett; two brothers, Charles Eugene Rice of Crossett and Robert V. Rice of Hope; eight nephews and five nieces. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy Phillips, Roger Keith Craig, Larry, Billy, Eugene and Sammy Blackmon, Dale Hester and David Grice. Honorary pallbearers were Sammy Sharp, Orville Noble, Jack Willis and Tim Berry. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Mr. Homer Honnicutt Burns

Mr. Homer Honnicutt Burns, 86, of Crossett died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. A native of Union County and a Crossett resident for the past 65 years, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific chemical plant and was a member of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Burns; a son, Kenneth Burns; his parents, Joseph and Fannie Burns; and a brother, Arthur Honnicutt. Survivors are two sons, Curtis Burns of Milwaukee, WI, and Matthew "Sonny" Burns of Crossett; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, at the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery.

Mrs. Maye Locke Dunn

Mrs. Maye Locke Dunn, 94, of West Monroe, LA, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at the North Monroe Hospital. A native of Fountain Hill, she had lived in West Monroe for three years and was a former resident of Helena, Little Rock and El Dorado. A homemaker and member of the West Helena Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lowery Dunn, in 1971; a sister, Nell Herlein, in 1995; her parents, Joe and Annie McKinney Locke; one brother and three sisters. Survivors are a son, Lowery J. Dunn, and wife Sue of West Monroe; a son-in-law, Eddie Herlein of West Helena; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, two nieces, and a nephew. Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Amy Lou Elliott

Mrs. Amy Lou Elliott, 84, of Hamburg died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native of Vernon, AL, she had lived in Hamburg for the past 55 years and was a homemaker, a charter member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, and a former member of the Eastern Star and the Hamburg Extension Homemakers Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Elliott, in 1996; her parents, Pinkney and Isabella Gaught Walden; and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Hudson. Survivors are a son, Jerry Wayne Elliott and wife Jean; a daughter, Virginia Raye Mann and husband, J. W., all of Hamburg; a sister, Willie Barnes of Columbus, MS; five grandchildren, Johnny W. Mann, Billy W. Mann, Glen Elliott, Mary Jacquese Marrow and Denise Hudson; and six great-grandchildren. Grave-side services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Revs. Joel Meredith and Mike Titsworth officiating. Grandchildren and spouses were to be honorary pallbearers. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Robert Gill

Mr. Robert Gill, 64, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at the St. Frances Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Born November 2, 1934, in Beech Creek to L C. and Helen McGaha Gill, he was a paper maker for Georgia-Pacific and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Gill. Survivors are three sons, Dennis Gill and wife Martha of Crossett, Andy Gill of Crossett and Brian Gill and wife Kara of Rogers; a brother, Richard Gill of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Edith Stroud of Crossett and Letha Reid of Magnolia; and six grandchildren, Bradley, Zachary, Courtnie, Scott, Christy and Katy. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 26, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Revs. Ricky Lee and Randy Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were Gary Kaiser, Bill Boyer, Tom Hunter, James Spurlock, Russell and Wayne Moffatt, Bobby Mercer and Johnnie Bolin. Honorary pallbearers were James Coody, Donnie McCaughan, Tommy Hunter, Jimmy Mills, Bobby Binns, Raymond Pitchford, James Lochala, Bob Vandiver, Dennis Gladdin, Wes Maxwell, Mutt Seamans, Donnie Jeffers and Otis Paul Malloy. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Emmie Fedella Hopkins

Mrs. Emmie Fedella Hopkins, 66, of Hamburg died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Baskin, LA, and an Ashley County resident for the past 49 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter S. Hopkins. Survivors are a son, Derk Roberts of Hamburg; three daughters, Rebecca Hill of Memphis, TN, Vivian Kelley of Hamburg and Connie Markham of Alexandria, LA; her father, Shirley Lott of New Orleans, LA; her mother, Pansey Bell Lott of Alexandria, LA; a brother, Robert P. Kelley of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Betty Louise Mullins of Alexandria, LA; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers were Gene Roberts, Frankie White, Donald Pack, Jerry Buckner, Michael White and Kevin Rial. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mae Lillie Jackson

Mae Lillie Jackson, 90, of Hamburg died Sunday, March 29, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Phillip Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Jackson; two sons, Robert and James Jackson; her parents, Winston and Mattie Jones Shaw; and four sisters, Artie Lee Callins, Maggie Miles, Alberta Ingram and Susie Gilbert. Survivors include two sons, Willie Jackson of Hamburg and Harvey Morris of Carthage; a daughter, Alberta Moore of Milwaukee, WI; a brother, Willie Shaw of Hamburg; 23 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in the Phillip Grove Baptist Church with Rev. J. V. Johnson officiating. Pallbearers are to be Jerry Wade, Jerry Dale, William Haynes, Clarence Haynes, Earl Jacobs and Lonnie Walker. Burial will follow services at the Phillip Grove Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Nora H. Lochala

Mrs. Nora H. Lochala, 94, of Crossett died Friday, March 26, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge nursing home. She was born March 19, 1905, in Hamburg to Tom and Flora Sway Ray. She was a homemaker and a member of the Quigley Holiness Church in Marion, LA. Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Ira Lochala; a son, Raymond Lochala; a daughter, Nettie Jean Tietz, all of Crossett; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, March 29, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Doyle House and Cris Farley officiating. Pallbearers were Buddy Day, Wade Miller, Bradley Smith, Mark Miller, Randy House and Dickey Miller. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Mr. Charles Love

Mr. Charles Love, 72, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born January 14, 1927, in El Dorado to Charles Sr. and Cordia V. Woolsey Love, he was a former resident of El Dorado, a member of the Marrable Hill Chapel in El Dorado and was retired from Amoco Chemical in Texas City. Survivors are his wife, Mavis Fife Love of Crossett; three sons, Ken Love of St. Petersburg, FL, Gary Love of Shreveport, LA, and Don Love of Mayflower; his mother, Cordia Love of El Dorado; and two stepchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Sam Shepperson officiating. Pallbearers were James Fife, Zemery Noble, Jewel Wayne Childers, Bill Jones, Gary Fife and Richard Edwards. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Mr. Roosevelt Sanders

Mr. Roosevelt Sanders, 68, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at the Country Woods nursing home in Monticello. He was born June 17, 1931, in Dumas to Henry and Sylvania Ellis Sanders. He was a former employee of Georgia-Pacific Plywood. Survivors are two brothers, Elie Sanders of Dermott and Resdee Sanders of Chicago, IL; three sisters, Rebecca Bynum of Chicago and Resie Wimberly and Earnestine Abraham of Crossett; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 12 noon Monday, March 29, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Earnest, Thomas and Walter Sanders, Nathaniel Keith and Derrell Newton. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Verla Withers

Mrs. Verla Withers, 98, of Fountain Hill died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. A native of Ashley County and life-time resident of Fountain Hill, she was a homemaker and a member of the Eden Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Dewey Withers, in 1971; two sons, Gaston and Oliver Withers; a daughter, Frances Withers; her parents, Redden and Maidie Knight Bryan; five brothers and two sisters. She is survived by three sons, Bobby and Billy Withers of Fountain Hill and Jimmy Withers of Springdale; four daughters, Hester Neatherland Chandler of Magnolia, Christine Hays of Little Rock, Earline Alldread and Dorothy Dean Able of Duck Hill, MS; a sister, Edna Smoot of Bastrop, LA; 24 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and many great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, in the Eden Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Mike Titsworth officiating. Pallbearers were Ron, Bryan, Steve and Shawn Withers, Larry Chandler, Lowell Hays and Gary Alldread. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Mausehardt, Harbison Moffatt, D. L. Stephenson, L. T. Clark, V. W. Cason and Ralph Hollis. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Eden Baptist Church, 3748 Highway 133 North, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Beuna Mae Barton

Mrs. Beuna Mae Barton, 91, of Wilmot died Sunday, March 21, 1999, at Beverly Health Care in Wilmot. A native and life-long resident of Wilmot, she was a homemaker and member of the Wilmot Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and nursery attendant for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Barton, in 1983; her parents, Ed and Olga Crawley Franklin; three brothers, Alvin, Otis and Leslie Franklin; and a sister, Esther Franklin. Survivors are a brother, James Franklin of Wilmot; a niece, Renee Gourley of Wilmot; a nephew, Robert Franklin of Bastrop, LA; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Wilmot Baptist Church with Revs. Harry Noble and Bobby Biggers officiating. Pallbearers were to be Chris Franklin Gardner, Justin Gourley, Ronald Pollock, Jeremiah Simms, Jerry Simms, Josh Owens and Trey Franklin. Burial was to follow services at the Wilmot Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Wilmot Baptist Church, P. O. Box 248, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Frances Pendergrass Blankenship

Frances Murleen Pendergrass Blankenship, 65, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at her home. Born on March 28, 1933, in Crossett, to Dewitt Henry and Minnie Dee Lee Pendergrass, Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker and a member of the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include: her husband, H.C. "Shorty" Blankenship of Crossett; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Brenda Blankenship of Tacoma, WA, and Johnny and Fran Blankenship of Crossett; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jeanie and Jackie Parker, Suzy and Mickey Fox, and Linda Herron, all of Crossett; and one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Paulette and John Scott of Carrolton, TX; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Brother Gayle Riles officiating. Pallbearers were Darrel Rice, David Walker, Lester Avery, Dean Fields, Lane Parker, James Hendrix and Harold Tucker. Honorary pallbearers were Odell Mills, Roy Oden, Walcie Rice, Everett Parker, James and Clifton Tucker. Interment followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Betty Barnett Bolin

Mrs. Betty LaFran Barnett Bolin, 50, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Crossett on July 18, 1948, to Willie Mac and Martiel Carter Barnett, Mrs. Bolin was a lifetime member of the Arkansas PTA and a member of the Ashley County Democratic Party, Arkansas Democratic Party, North Crossett Freewill Baptist Church and its ladies auxiliary and the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce. She served as a substitute for the Crossett School District, was a former employee of the First National Bank of Crossett, a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant, and a real estate agent for Harold Jarvis Insurance Agency. She owned and operated Fashions West for eight years, worked for the Census Bureau, and was an interior designer with a firm in Mobile, AL, and a homemaker. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross, PTA, and a tour guide in Mobile. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William H. Carter and Elzie and Ollie Barnett. Survivors include her husband, Johnny M. Bolin of Crossett; a son, Stephen Bolin of Crossett; a daughter, Lisa Bolin McPherson of Texarkana; a grandson, John Marshall McPherson of Texarkana; her parents, Willie Mac and Martiel Barnett of Crossett; her grandmother, Zelma Carter Young of Crossett; two brothers, Jerry Mac Barnett of Crossett and William Bruce Barnett of Dallas, TX; and a sister, Kathy Barnett Baldwin of Crossett. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, in the North Crossett First Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. John Reed and Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Young, Don Henson, Wilburn Dickey, Tom Brim, Danny Sanders and John Bearden. Honorary pallbearers were Russ Meeks, Rickey Rice, Mike Ray, Robert Gill, J. B. Boseman, Herman Johnson, Tom Hunter, Wayne Moffatt and Don Toon. Burial followed services at the Carter Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the First Freewill Baptist Church of North Crossett, P. O. Box F, Crossett, AR 71635; the Crossett Riding Club Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 1720, Crossett, AR 71635; the Crossett Community Scholarship Association and Crossett Area Chamber Association, 101 West First Avenue, Crossett, AR 71635; or to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Suite 146, Des Plaines, IL 60018.

Mrs. Eva B. Carter

Mrs. Eva B. Carter, 86, of Crossett died Monday, March 15, 1999, at her home. Born October 4, 1912, in Crossett to Lewis and Betty Burchell Barnett, she was a clerk and a member of the Unity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil H. Carter. Survivors are two sons, Ralph L. Carter of Crossett and Dennis M. Carter of Bossier City, LA; a brother, Carroll Barnett of Crossett; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, in the First Baptist Church with Revs. Lawrence Amos and Jack Dodson officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Dodson, Frank McMahan, Bobby Martin, Ronnie Weaver, Lenny Bishop and Larry Senn. Honorary pallbearers were Dee Smith, Jim Jones, Buddy Stevens, Billy Gammel, Maurice Summers, Ben T. Carter, Thomas Glen Childers, Charles Russell, Hugh Nutter, Hillary Duncan, Kenneth Nelson and Dewayne Hendrix. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Unity Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hazel Murphree Chance

Mrs. Hazel Murphree Chance, 71, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, March 15, 1999, in the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. She was retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a depot agent and telegrapher and from the U. S. Postal Service as a postal clerk. A member of the Green Acres Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her parents, John Thomas Sr., and Essie Stone Murphree; her husband, Lee Roy Chance, Jr.; and an infant son. Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and James Yeldell; a brother, Johnny Murphree; a granddaughter, Kerri Yeldell, all of Bastrop, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, in the Golden Funeral Home chapel in Bastrop with Rev. Jerry Price officiating. Burial followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Green Acres Baptist Church in Bastrop or to the Wilmot Baptist Church.

Doris Drury Davidson Dodd

Doris Drury Davidson Dodd, 96, of Crossett died Friday, March 19, 1999, at her home. Born in Anson, TX, she had lived in Crossett since 1989 after living in Harlingen, TX, for 45 years and in Bay City, TX, for 21 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, P. E. O., Federated Music Club and Garden Club. Survivors are two daughters, Joy Judin and husband Carl of Kerrville, TX, and Barbara Boyett and husband Vernon of Crossett; a brother, M. F. Drury and wife Marguerite of San Antonio, TX; eight grandchildren, Cindy Wicker of Allen, TX, Hank Judin and Jennifer Judin of Dallas, TX, Amy Best of Tulsa, OK, Emily Krudys of Richmond, VA, Lisa McCarriston of Maracaibo, Venezuela, Frank Boyett of Benton, and James Boyett of Crossett; eleven grandchildren and six nieces. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the First Baptist Church of Harlingen, TX, with Don Higginbotham officiating and interment following at Mount Meta with arrangements by Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Hospice, P. O. Box 722, Monticello, AR 71655.

Mr. Ishmael Hill

Mr. Ishmael Hill, 64, of Mountain View died Thursday, March 18, 1999, at the University Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Mountain View for the past two years, he was a resident of Owassa, OK, for over 40 years He was a retired appraiser for the Farmers Home Administration, an U. S. Army veteran, and a Mason and Shriner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dent and Cellester Bolin Hill. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Jordan Hill of Mountain View; a son, Dennis Hill of Catoosa, OK; a daughter, Karen Hill of Jennings, OK; a brother, Randolph Hill of Hamburg; a half-brother, Bobby Broomfield of Hamburg; two sisters, Rachel Kennedy of San Diego, CA, and Annette Bates of Crossett; and three grandchildren, Rowdy Zickefoose and Candace and Tatricia Hill. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home with Revs. Lane Amos and Danny Merriweather officiating. Pallbearers were Rowdy Zickefoose, Candace and Tatricia Hill, Billy Wayne Stanley, Eugene Collins and Mike Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Jason, Randy, Robin and Danny Hill. Burial followed services at the Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Aubrey Carl Johnson

Mr. Aubrey Carl Johnson, 66, of Hamburg died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Ashley County and a Hamburg resident for the past 35 years, he was a retired television technician and a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Abe and Katie Evans Johnson, and two brothers, Abe Johnson, Jr., and Lovell Johnson. Survivors are his wife, Joyce Ann Malloy Johnson of Hamburg; a son, Phillip Wayne Johnson of Fountain Hill; three daughters, Carlis Rice of Dover, Diane Wooten of Hamburg and Kathy Mitchell of Owasso, OK; a brother, Larry W. Johnson of Crossett; three sisters, Maxie Martin and Eloise Clark of Hamburg and Robbie Corker of Crossett; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Friday, March 19, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Joel Meredith and Jerry Carter officiating. Pallbearers were Tyman Allison, Jack Turner, Tim Collier, Sr., Tim Collier, Jr., Harold Brumley and Chuck Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Leigh, James Oliver, Mickey Rice, Tommy Thompson, Raymond Lovett, Bennie Rosen, Lavon Cope, Otis Thornhill, Kenny Carpenter, Joe Martin, John Pryor, Loy Dixon, Clarence Kelley and Ray Sanders. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Literature Fund, 400 West Washington, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Dwain Lee Miller

Mr. Dwain Lee Miller, 47, of Fountain Hill died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at his home. A native of Drew County, he was a timber worker and a member of Bethel A. M. E. Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Dewayne Lee Miller, Jr.; his father, Edward Miller; and two brothers, Charles Levell and Jimmy Ray Miller. Survivors include his wife, Louise Miller; a daughter, Nikkia Shannon Miller; his mother, Bobbie Jean Miller; three brothers, Bobby Ray and Louis E. Miller, Jr., all of Fountain Hill, and Jerry Miller of Monticello; and five sisters, Barbara Hamilton and Cathy Miller of Fountain Hill, Lillie Simpson of Monticello and Lecinda and Melinda Miller of Dallas, TX. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in the Bethel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Nolan Watson officiating. Pallbearers were Patrick, Jimmy Ray and Rodriguez Miller, Undra Lambert, Daryl Daniels, Jr., and Curtis Simpson. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Ray, Louis E. Jr., and Jerry Miller, Shawn Keith, Joe Henry Lambert and Edward Charles Grays. Burial followed services at the Mount Pelium Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Lillian Grice Murdock

Mrs. Lillian Grice Murdock, 78, of Parkdale died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native and life-long resident of Parkdale, she was a retired teacher's aide at Parkdale High School and a member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Murdock; her parents, Sam and Alma Morehead Grice; two brothers, Grayson and James Grice; and a sister, Lucille Grice. Survivors are her husband, James Murdock of Parkdale; a daughter, Patricia Dunn and husband Wayne of Ventura, CA; two brothers, J. D. Grice of Parkdale and Sam Grice of Griffin, GA; two sisters, Alma Powell of Bastrop, LA, and Corine Powell of Pine Bluff; two grandsons, Jeffery and Patrick Dunn; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, in the Parkdale United Methodist Church with Revs. Larry Hunt and Harry Noble officiating. Pallbearers were John Noble Barnes, Jimmy Grice, Gary Powell, Randy Grice, Steven Grice and Joe Powell. Burial followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. Glyn Pope, P. O. Box 127, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Mr. James Floyd Perry

Mr. James Floyd Perry, 84, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born September 12, 1914, in Strong to James Armor and Mary Elvira Dobson Perry, he was a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God and had been an Assembly of God minister since 1936. He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister, and his hobbies included fishing and singing. Survivors are his wife, Relda Stinson Perry of Crossett; two sons, Charles A. Perry of Springdale and Bobby W. Perry of Little Rock; two daughters, Betty Walthall of Crossett and Frances Allen of Natchitoches, LA; two sisters, Velma Wilson and Dovie Carter of Crossett; ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 19, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Rev. Bob Perry officiating. Pallbearers were Terry Walthall, Alan, John and Scot Perry, Troy Parker, Don Williams, Bryan Stephenson and Jeff Hickman. Assembly of God ministers were honorary pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Amanda Corine Taylor

Amanda Corine Taylor, 89, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the Hamburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 18, 1909, in the Pine Hill community to William and Florence Miller Carlock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Taylor. Survivors are a son, LeVert Briggs of Crossett; two stepsons, Larry Milton Taylor of Crossett and Ricky Taylor of California; two stepdaughters, Fannie Lou and Maxine Taylor of California; a brother, Otis Carlock of Crossett; three sisters, Corine Henderson, Addie B. Williams, and Mary McNeal, all of Crossett; and a grandchild. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in the Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Billy G. Williams officiating. Burial followed services at the Pugh Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Noel H. Tumlison

Mr. Noel H. Tumlison, 86, of Hamburg died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and life-long resident of Ashley County, he was a member of the Church of Christ and owned and operated the Post Oak Service Station in Snyder for 33 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Florene Murphy Tumlison, two sisters and five brothers. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mary Lou Austin Tumlison of Hamburg; four sons, Harry Joe and wife Bonnie Tumlison of Crossett, Bill and wife Ressie Tumlison of Kingwood, TX, Jerry and wife Tammy Tumlison of Van Buren, and Buck and wife Kathy Tumlison of Petal, MS; four daughters, Mary Ann Morman and husband John of Hamburg, Linda Gilliam and husband Allen of Portland, Nancy Cowan and husband Lance of Nashville, TN, and Pam Roberson and husband Doyle of Bastrop, LA; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Joe Sponaugle officiating. Pallbearers were James, Richard, Don, Bobby Joe and Carl Gwin, Matt Gilliam, Joey and Randy Tumlinson, Gene Thompson, David Smith and Keith Ladd. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Church of Christ, 1109 North Main, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Jane Graves, 244 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. B. B. Wooten

Mr. B. B. Wooten, 79, of Rison, formerly of Lake Village, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A native of Philadelphia, MS, he was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Wooten; his parents, Jessie and Elizabeth Coats Wooten; two brothers, Robert and Louie D. Wooten; and three sisters, Gladys Hicks, Julie Wallace and Flossie Wilkerson. Survivors are two sons, James Wooten of Crossett and Jessie Wooten of Rison; one daughter, Christine Vilches of Star City; a brother, Bill Wooten of Greenville, MS; three sisters, Myrtle Nolen of Monticello, Emma Donald of Lake Village and Mary Caldwell of Ripley, TN; ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Grave-side services were set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Mountain Home Cemetery in Star City. Pallbearers were to be Jessie Wooten, Jr., James Nealey, Martin Donald, Gregg Donald, Westley Wooten and Tim Wooten. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Kenneth Lee Burns, Jr.

Kenneth Lee Burns, Jr., 2, of Crossett died Monday, March 8, 1999, at the Southeast Arkansas Medical Center in El Dorado. Survivors are his parents, Kenneth and Cynthia Burns of Crossett; two brothers, Ronald Blackmon and Devin Burns; his paternal grandmother, Geraldine Jackson; maternal grandparents Joanna Hollins and Billy Blackmon; and his step-grandfather, Ronald Smith, all of Crossett. Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Friday, March 12, in the Westview Cemetery with Rev. Billy D. Williams officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Charlotte Caroline Pugh Byrn

Mrs. Charlotte Caroline Pugh Byrn, 81, of LaPorte, TX, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at the St. John's Hospital in Nassau Bay, TX, of complications from pneumonia. A native and former resident of Hamburg, she had lived in LaPorte for the past 30 years. Born July 21, 1917, to the late Frank Norwood and Maude McCorvey Pugh, she graduated from Louisiana State University in 1939 and began a teaching career in Crossett. In October of that year, she and her late husband, officer and pilot Milton W. "Dub" Byrn of Little Rock eloped. She taught second grade for a number of years before obtaining a Master's of Library Science, and she was then an elementary librarian for the LaPorte Independent School District until she retired at age 75. Extremely active until the last two years when she began to suffer pain from osteoporosis, she ran a Brownie Troop, a Girl Scout Troop, headed PTA organizations, was president of the Officers' Wives Club, a member of the Col. Francis V. Brooking Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and volunteered in many other groups. A Presbyterian, in later years she became a master storyteller and was invited as the featured speaker at the 1994 National Storytellers' Festival in Jonesborough, TN. In addition to her husband of 33 years, the late Lt. Colonel Milton W. Byrn, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, George Butler Pugh and John Hampton Pugh, and a half-sister, Mary Pugh Wright. Survivors are a son, Frank "Bud" Pugh Byrn of Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Happy Dumas of San Mateo, CA; three grandchildren, John Hampton Byrn of Gainesville, FL, Alexandra Dumas Rhodes of Santa Monica, CA, and Peter Nicholas Dumas of San Francisco, CA; and two close friends, Jay Stailey of Kemah, TX, and Nadine Jones of LaPorte. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Grave-side services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Hamburg Cemetery. A celebration of Mrs. Byrn's life will be held Saturday, April 17, in LaPorte, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Storytelling Foundation International, 116 West Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 in Mrs. Byrn's memory.

Mrs. Lidia Bell Duckworth

Mrs. Lidia Bell Duckworth, 98, of Hamburg died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native of Hamburg and resident of Hamburg and North Crossett all her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Duckworth, in 1983; a son, Howard Duckworth; two daughters, a step-son, Clarence Duckworth; her parents, Warfield and Mollie Pippin Gibbs; five brothers, two sisters and a granddaughter she raised, Sherry Norman. Survivors are two sons, Clinton and Charles Duckworth of Chicago, IL; six daughters, Mary Simpson and Bernice Tharpe of Hamburg, Annie Ruth Norman of Chicago, Robbie Brice of Louisville, KY, Versie Bilbo of Oroville, CA, and Blanch Lowe of Fresno, CA; a brother, Marteil Gibbs of Los Angeles, CA; 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great- grandchildren. She raised four grandchildren, Radford K. Duckworth, Charlotte Woodbury, Donnie Norman and Bobby Duckworth. Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16, in the Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church with Revs. A. L. Owens, Sr., Charles Tucker and Travis Simpson officiating. Pallbearers were to be Clinton, Jr., DeWayne and Radford K. Duckworth, James Sutton, Ricky Colliers and Charles Derrick Brice, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were to be Clinton, Sr., Bobby, Charles and Robert Duckworth. Burial was to follow services at the Pugh Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Earl William Jones

Mr. Earl William Jones, 76, of Portland died Monday, March 8, 1999, at his home. A native of Heber Springs, he had lived in Portland for 42 years and was a retired farmer and pipeline welder. A member of the Aulds Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by a son, Tom William Jones, in 1998; his parents, Tom and Clarissa Avants Jones; four brothers, Ervin, Carlton, Earmon and Virgal Jones; and two sisters, Anna Bates and Elsie Uerlings. Survivors include his wife, Estelle Morris Jones of Portland; a son, Steve Jones of St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Paula Jones Verdun of Fountain Hill; two sisters, Clara Jones Freeman of Coal Hill and Geneva Jones McMillian of North Little Rock; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the Aulds Baptist Church with Revs. Ray Williams and E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie Kelley, Mike Aulds, Dean Harmon, Junior Irons, Kenny Allred and George Rutledge. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Rice, Buddy and W. H. Rutledge, R. H. Tuggle, Donnie Bozeman and Leroy Matthews. Burial followed services at the Portland Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Aulds Baptist Church, c/o Zanie Carpenter, 1514 Portland Road, Portland, AR 71663 or to the Portland Cemetery Fund, c/o Gus Pugh & Sons, Portland, AR 71663.

Mrs. Doris Kelley

Mrs. Doris Kelley, 82, of Hamburg died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at her home. She was a native of Ashley County, a homemaker, a resident of the Martinville community for the past 59 years, and a member of the Hamburg Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse F. Kelley, in 1991; four sons, Bobby, Ronnie, Leroy and Jack Kelley; her parents, Clint and Effie Harrison Nelson; a brother, Robert H. Nelson; and two sisters, Inez Donaldson and Carrie Leasure. Survivors are seven sons, Eugene, Doyle, Mike, Henry, Leonard and Clarence Kelley of Hamburg and Bartley Kelley of Tillar; a daughter, Ilene Hollis of Fountain Hill; a sister, Sue Nelson Jenkins of Camden; 35 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, March 15, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Joel Meredith and Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Terry, Doyle, Jr., Brian, Timothy, Jason, Mike, Jr., Jay and Johnny Kelley and John Dye. Honorary pallbearers were Tyman Allison and Levi Gray. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Vernell Pollock

Mrs. Vernell Pollock, 67, of Hot Springs died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. A native of Ashley County and a Hot Springs resident for the past 40 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wylie and Ella Crawley Pollock, Sr., and two brothers, Clayton and J. W. Pollock. Survivors are a son, Ronald Pollock and wife Renee of Hamburg; a sister, Mattie Lloyd of Crossett; and three grandchildren. Brandy P. Harrison of San Angelo, TX, Eric Pollock of Jones, LA, and Cassandra Pollock of Hamburg. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m Monday, March 15, at the Mount Zion Cemetery with Rev. James Flemming officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Raymond Dewitt Rice

Mr. Raymond Dewitt Rice,71, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at his home. Born February 27, 1928, to Dewitt and Averice Hammaker Rice in Crossett, he was a member of the Wallers Chapel Methodist Church. He was superintendent of the Ashley County school district for the past 20 years, established one of the first adult education programs in Arkansas in 1965 and founded the Ashley County adult education program. He was superintendent of schools for 17 years with the Watson and Delta Special School District and received numerous awards over the years for civic leadership and education-related activities. He loved to fly and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors are his wife, Barbara Rice of Crossett; a son, Michael Raymond Rice of New York City; two daughters, Diane Watt and husband Dickie of Crossett and Rhonda Rice of Boulder, CO; three brothers, Charles and Roy Rice of Crossett and Robert Rice of Hope; two sisters, Ellene Blackmon of Monroe, LA, and Nell Wolfe of Crossett; five grandchildren, John, Holly and Adrian Jones of Boulder, CO, David Powell of Little Rock and Janet Law of West Monroe, LA; three stepchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Shockley, Earnie and Jacque Hennington and Clay and Beth Knight; 11 step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Wallers Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Pat Wilkerson officiating. Pallbearers were Baine Poole, Orville Noble, Tracy Schilders, Larry Blackman, David Grice and Charles Rice. Bob Tutt was an honorary pallbearer. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Wallers Chapel Methodist Church Building Fund, 623 Ashley Road 293, Crossett AR 71635.

Mr. Robert Allen Carpenter, Sr.

Mr. Robert Allen Carpenter, Sr., 69, of Hamburg died Sunday, March 8, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Crossett and life-long resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1947. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas State Teachers College in 1951 and a master's of arts and drama degree from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley in 1953. He served his county for two years during the Korean Police Action, discharged as a noncommissioned officer, and served in the Arkansas Army National Guard. In recent months, he was involved in establishing a new war memorial in front of the Ashley County Courthouse in Hamburg. He was noted for his water colors, oils and pen-and-ink drawings and painted baptistry scenes for many area churches. With his wife, Imie, he was co-director of the national bicentennial and state sesquicentennial celebrations in Ashley County. They also directed the Miss Ashley County Pageant and were instrumental in earning an affiliation with the Miss Arkansas Pageant system. Together, they wrote The History of First Baptist Church and compiled and published the Reflections of Ashley County history book. The Carpenters traveled extensively across the United States and abroad. He was in business for himself as owner and operator of the Sunset Drive-In Theater and roller rink for many years. He served as president of the Arkansas Theater Owners Association and as a member of the executive board of the National Association of Theater Owners. He served as a member and chairman of the Ashley County Library Board and was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9360. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Francis and Lydia Linder Carpenter, and a brother, Charles Francis Carpenter, Jr. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary Imogene "Imie" Carpenter; a son, Robert A. "Rob" Carpenter, Jr., and wife Julie; a brother, Jackson Henry Carpenter; two granddaughters, Lauren and Mary Ashley Carpenter, all of Hamburg, and many other friends and relatives. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were to be Bill Lessor, Carl John Bierbaum, J. Lee Posey, Tyman Allison, Scott McCormick, Ricky Rausch, James M. Barker, Trezy Watson, Ray Yarbrough, Edward White, Claude Riley, Jr., Boyce Harrod, Jim Atkins and Clarence Kelley. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the First Baptist Church's adult men's Sunday School class and members of VFW Post 9360.

Burial with military honors was planned at the Hamburg Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646; the Ashley County Library, 211 E. Lincoln, Hamburg, AR 71646; Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachita Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001, the Korean War Veterans Memorial Fund, or to the Ashley County War Memorial Fund, c/o VFW Post 9360, Mr. Preston Malloy, Highway 82 East, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Ardella Daniels

Ardella Daniels, 78, of Crossett died Friday, February 26, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born May 16, 1920, in New London to Gilbert and Annie Wainwright Greer, she was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors are a son, Willie Bowman of Crossett; a daughter, Ruby Bowman of Groton, CT; two stepsons, Thurston Daniels, Jr., of Chicago, IL, and Frank Daniels of Houston, TX; two stepdaughters, Betty Hawkins of Houston and Peggy Green of Baltimore, MD; a sister, Mary Ann Fort of Crossett; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were James Phifer, Nate Blake, Nathaniel Keith, Roy Langstaff and Leon Whaley. Burial followed services at the Strong Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Robert L. "Bo" Culbreath

Mr. Robert L. "Bo" Culbreath, 76, of Crossett died Friday, March 5, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge nursing home. Born August 12, 1922, in Warren to Gus Edward and Mollie Ann Jeffers Culbreath, he was a postal clerk for the United States Postal Service and a charter member of the Crossett Church of Christ. Survivors are his wife, Bonnie Culbreath of Crossett; two sons, Larry Culbreath of Colleyville, TX, and Gary Culbreath of Dubach, LA; a brother, Gus Culbreath, Jr., of Crossett; four sisters, Ethel Madden and Betty Briggs of Crossett and Margie Kalil and Barbara Flemister of Monroe, LA; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 8, in the Crossett Church of Christ with John Overcash and F. D. Northern officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Culbreath, Jason Culbreath, Thom Griffiths, Bennett Parker, Vernon Flemister and Tom Akin. Honorary pallbearers were Son Parker, Doc Parker, Nathaniel Kidd, Norman Briggs and Gus Ed Culbreath. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Nannie Mae High

Mrs. Nannie Mae High, 71, of Hamburg died Friday, March 5, 1999, at her home. She was a native of Ashley County and resident of the Crossroads community for 55 years, a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Roby Vance High; an infant daughter, Betty Maleda High; a grandson, Jason Vance High; and her parents, Roby and Nannie Jane Howard Hollis. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Vance High; a daughter, Alice Merle Seamans and husband, Ronald D.; a granddaughter, Rhonda Denise High Courson and husband, Dan; a grandson Leonard Clark "Lynn" High and wife Casey; a brother, Marion Hollis, all of Hamburg; a sister, Willie Belle Jordan of Crossett; and five grandchildren, Brittney Nicole and Justin Alan Courson, Laura Lynn and Vance Eastwood High and Victoria Land. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Adrian Jordan, Lawrence Amos and Hurley Ashcraft officiating. Pallbearers were Doyle Blankenship, Billy Earl Roberts, Thomas E. Roberts, Ronnie Rodgers, Eddie Corder and Jerry G. Stanley. Honorary pallbearers were Hugh and Buddy Harrod, B. M. Hargis and Randy York. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Mr. Cecil C. Lynn

Mr. Cecil C. Lynn, 74, of Portland died Monday, March 1, 1999, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Montrose and a Portland resident for all his life, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II where he won the Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars. He was a retired farmer, a member of the New Bethel Assembly God and a thirty-second degree Mason and member of the Portland Masonic Lodge #499. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Eula Mae Ferrel Lynn; four brothers, two sisters, and two grandsons, Brandon Cecil and John Edward Lynn. Survivors include his wife, Lear Lee Bonnette Lynn of Portland; a son, Johnny Edward Lynn of Portland; two daughters, Rita Carroll Chandler of Portland and Sharon Lynn Jones of Montrose; a sister, Elvie Cotton of Lake Village; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Dan Bonnette and Bob Davis officiating. Pallbearers were David Lynn, Allen Jackson, Peter Kniss, David Burns, Tommy McArthur and Randy Wrzesinki. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Lynn, Harvey Adams, J. L. Knight, Dewey Beavers and Reed Breedlove. Burial followed services at the Montrose Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Montrose Cemetery Fund, c/o Angie Lynn, Lynn Road, Portland, AR 71663.

Mr. Everett E. "Gene" Lyons

Mr. Everett E. "Gene" Lyons, 73, of Crossett died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 29, 1925, at DeQuincy, LA, to Rondel Everett and May Griffin Lyons, he retired from Georgia-Pacific in 1984 after 41 years of employment. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Jean Lyons. Survivors include his wife, Chris Lyons of Crossett; a daughter, Terry Brooks of Crossett; two sons, Kenny Lyons of Garland, TX, and Tony Lyons of the Longview community on the Saline River; eight grandchildren, Katrina Craig, Matt Brooks, Ben Brooks and Derrick Lyons of Crossett, Christopher Lyons of Ruston, LA, Daniel Lyons of Seagoville, TX, Angela Lyons Terrell of Star City and Dustin Burns of Garland, TX; and two great-grandchildren, Robert and Roxann Craig of Crossett. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Monday, March 8, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Matt and Ben Brooks, Christopher, Derrick and Daniel Lyons and Dustin Burns. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Harvey McDaniel

Mr. Harvey McDaniel, 91, of Hamburg died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at the Hamburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Warren and a retired farmer and carpenter, he had lived in Hamburg since 1949 and was a former resident of Rosedale, MS. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Daugherty; a son, Harold McDaniel; his parents, Alfred and Anna Johnson McDaniel; two brothers, Carl and Orie McDaniel; and a sister, Sarah Millican. Survivors are his wife, Maurine Weeks McDaniel of Hamburg; two daughters, Mae Daugherty of West Monroe, LA, and Pat Sled of Malvern; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Promise Land Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Alderman officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Francine Morgan

Francine Morgan, 71, of Crossett died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Baxter County Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Morgan, and her grandson, Will Collins. She is survived by two sons, Floyd Morgan of Jonesboro and Robert Morgan of Ward; one daughter, Mary Morgan Collins of Mountain Home; two brothers, Robert Yeatman of Little Rock and Bill Yeatman of Warner Robbins, GA; one sister, Geraldine Finch of Crossett; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 8, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with the Rev. Thad Douglass officiating. Pallbearers were Benjy Carter, Thomas Glen Childers, Sonny Brooks, Jim Brooks, Gene Rawls, and Gerald Morgan. Honorary pallbearers were Ben T. Carter, Walcie Rice and Monty Gee. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park. Memorials can be made to the Make A Wish Foundation or the Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Mrs. Lucille Roberson Rice

Mrs. Lucille Roberson Rice, 81, of Fountain Hill died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge Nursing Center in Crossett where she had lived for the past seven years. A native of Drew County and a Fountain Hill resident for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Roberson; her parents, Bill and Anna Mae Greene Pace; two brothers, three sisters, two grandchildren, Tommy Marsh and Stacey Meeks, and one great-grandchild. Survivors are four sons, Reggie Roberson of Pineville, LA, Ron Roberson of Overland Park, KS, Tommy Roberson and Billy Rice of Crossett; five daughters, Virginia Bailey of Conway, Rachel Podwinski of Omaha, NE, Melba Wilkerson and Kitty Meeks of Hamburg and Kaye Robinson of Crossett; a brother, Aurther Pace of Monticello; a sister, Camilla Arnold of Pine Bluff; 34 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in the First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill with Revs. Bill Elton and Gene Gregory officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Walthall, James Robert Meeks, Laron Burke, Danny Rice, Bill Manning and Ricky Roberson. Grandchildren were honorary pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill, c/o Mr. Velton Cason, 213 Ashley Road 482, Fountain Hill, AR 71662.

Lucille K. Ross

Lucille K. Ross, 86, of Crossett died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge nursing home in Crossett. A homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Ross. Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Dan Webb officiating. Pallbearers were Bruce King, Dean Fairchild, Garland Roberts, Phil Roberts, Gary Hamilton and Mickey King. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Morris Singleton

Mr. Morris Singleton, 70, of Lake Village, formerly of Hamburg, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Ashley County and a retired farm laborer, he was a Baptist and was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lena Singleton; two brothers, Johnny and Richard Singleton; two sisters, Isabella Shaw and Mildred Davis; and a daughter, Shirley Ann Singleton. Survivors are two sons, Steve Phifer of Chicago, IL, and George Singleton of Lake Village; three daughters, Juanita M. Singleton Stoneville of Lake Village, Rachell "Pat" Singleton and Pamela Singleton of Chicago; four brothers, J. T. Singleton of Detroit, MI, Mose Singleton of Austin, TX, Percy Singleton of Indio, CA, and Willie Hill of Hamburg; two sisters, Eula V. Bridges of Crossett and Truversie Brown of Pine Bluff; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bishop Danny Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Y. T. Singleton, Curtis Singleton, Levell Stanley, Ray Stanley, T. J. Johnson and Leroy Stoneville. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Bates and Willie Hill. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery.

Vera Mae Ware

Vera Mae Ware, 69, of Mayflower died Saturday, February 27, 1999, at the UAMS in Little Rock. Born July 7, 1929, to Thomas Ezra and Fannie Bell Burchell Johnson in Ashley County, Mrs. Ware was a homemaker and a member of the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther "Jack" Ware. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Doyle Kellum of Conway; three grandchildren, Shawn Blake of Plummerville, Shawnda Blake and Christopher Kellum of Conway; two great-grandchildren, Timothy Blake, and Melissa Blake; and three sisters, Grace Hopper, Ann Frisby and Zelma Barnett, all of Crossett. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Pallbearers were Leonard Moates, Ronnie Hopper, Bill Blake, Cary Wyatt, Norris Burchell and Walcie Rice. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Memorial Park.

Nancy Carter

Nancy Carter, 63, of Crossett died Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. Mrs. Carter was born on December 31, 1935, to Thelbert D. and Jeanette Womble Kelley in Crossett. She was a graduate of the Arkansas Baptist School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse for 30 years at Crossett and Ashdown, working primarily at Crossett. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jeanette Kelley. Survivors include her husband, Ralph L. Carter of Crossett; two sons, Michael D. Carter and Brian Keith Carter and his wife, Cheryl, of Crossett; one daughter, Kimberly J. Lewis and her husband, Ed of Ashdown; her father, T.D. Kelley of Crossett.; one brother, William C. "Buddy" Kelley of Texarkana, Texas; her mother-in-law, Eva B. Carter of Crossett; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a..m. Thursday, February. 25, in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Dewayne Hendrix, Bob Croswell, Jim Sled, Steve Ross, Steve Lewis, Brad Harville and Jeff Senn. Honorary pallbearers were Maurice Summers, Ben T. Carter, Bill Haney, Larry Senn, Thomas Glen Childers, Tab Childers and Hillam Duncan. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the choir of the First Baptist Church in Crossett.

Mrs. Carolyn Ward Ebarb

Mrs. Carolyn Ward Ebarb, 48, of Blytheville died Saturday, February 27, 1999, at her home. A native and former resident of Hamburg, a Blytheville resident for the past two years and a former resident of Monticello, she was a retired nurse's aide for the Area Agency on Aging in Crossett. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lucy Lamb Ward, and a brother, Willard Ward. Survivors are her husband, Joe Ebarb of Hamburg; three daughters, Machelle Martindale of Blytheville, Julie Ebarb and Tammy West of Hamburg; a brother, L. W. Ward of Hamburg; two sisters, Betty Doss of Conroe, TX, and Lucille Ward of Hamburg; and seven grandchildren, Coby, Ryan and Brandon Henslee, Blake and Zach Martindale, Christian Donaldson and Shannon West. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Joel Meredith officiating. Pallbearers were Levi Gray, James Spruell, Jason Kelley, David Grider, Jeffery Ward and Sammy Johnson. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Edith Lyles Long

Edith Lyles Long, 98, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 1999, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where she had lived for the past four and one-half years. She was born October 11, 1900, in Garland, Texas, to prominent Garland pioneers Charlie R. and Katie Rebecca Lyles for whom the Charlie R. Lyles Middle School in Garland was recently named. Following graduation from high school in 1918 and business school in Houston, she was the bookkeeper for her father's cotton gins. At age 20, she moved to Crossett. After receiving a diploma in nursing, she worked at the Crossett Health Center where she was supervisor of nursing for 22 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was a 50-year member of the Colonel Francis Vivian Brooking chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was married to the late Dr. C. E. Spivey and the late Dr. Robert L. Long. Survivors are a daughter, Katie Long Spivey, and two grandsons, James R. Spivey, Jr., and Joseph G. Spivey of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; and two brothers, Charles E. Lyles and Robert C. Lyles of Garland, TX. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett or to St. Andrew's Lighthouse, 1797 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.

Noma Jean Lucas

Noma Jean Lucas, 61, of Crossett died Saturday, February 27, 1999, at her home. She was born January 31, 1938, to Roddie L. and Myrtle Meeks Croswell. A homemaker and member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Lucas. Survivors are a daughter, Tamra Barnett; a grandson, Jeffrey Taylor; a brother, Bobby Meeks, all of Crossett; two stepdaughters, Rhetta Meeks of Crossett and Laroyce Allison of Hamburg; and five step-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, in the North Crossett Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Cherry officiating. Pallbearers were Dickie Meeks, Mike Parker, Debbie Brown, Kent Hinton, Heath Meeks and Jack Shockley. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Ervin McClain

Mr. Ervin McClain was born June 12, 1926, in Lacey to Bessie Reynolds McClain and the late Wesley McClain, and died Thursday, February 25, 1999, at his home in Monticello at the age of 72. A retired merchant and businessman, he was a former board member of the Arkansas Educational Television Network, Arkansas Student Loan Authority, Drew County Memorial Hospital, the First United Methodist Church, and many other civic and community organizations. At the time of his death, he was chairman of the Monticello Housing Authority and treasurer of the Monticello District of the United Methodist Church, a position he had held for 39 years. He was also a member of the Little Rock Conference Council on Finance and Administration of the Methodist Church and a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Monticello. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Martha Sue Dunlap McClain of Monticello; two sons, Jim McClain and wife Pat of Dallas, TX, and Alan McClain and wife Johnna of Little Rock; his daughter, Susan McClain Musick and husband Joe of Crowley, LA; his mother, Bessie Reynolds McClain of Hamburg; his twin brother, Mervin McLain of Freemont, Ohio; two sisters, Maxine Yingling of Searcy and Polly Stell of Hamburg; five grandsons, Joe, Jim and Paul Musick and Andrew and Nathan McClain; and three granddaughters, Jamie Musick, Blackmon, and Heidi and Kate McClain. He was preceded in death by a son, Terrel McClain, and two brothers, Derwood and Terrel McClain. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 27, in the First United Methodist Church of Monticello. Burial followed services at the Oakland Cemetery in Monticello. Memorials may be made to the building fund of the First United Methodist Church of Monticello, 317 South Main, Monticello, AR 71655.

Opal Miller

Opal Miller, 96, of Bonita, LA, died Thursday, February 25, 1999, at the home of Betty Wisecarver near Hamburg. A native of Ashley County but a Bonita resident for 72 years, she was a retired teacher and a member of the Antioch Methodist Church. She graduated from Arkansas A&M College, now the University of Arkansas, Monticello, taught in several schools in Ashley County and in Bonita, and also ran the T. P. Miller Company. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Pryor and Fannie Hill Miller; a brother, Thomas Pryor Miller, Jr., and two sisters, Pearline and Jewel Miller. Survivors include many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, at the Antioch Cemetery with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Wisecarver, Dewayne Brooks, Donnie Miller, Robert Riles and Joey Miller. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Dollie Rogers

Dollie Rogers, 92, of Portland died Friday, February 26, 1999, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. She was a native of Drew County, a homemaker, and a member of Brown Temple Baptist Church in Portland. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Tony Marshall and Henry Rogers; a son, Earl Lee Marshall; her parents, Henry and Susie Williams; five sisters and four brothers. Survivors include four grandchildren, Leotis Marshall, Lakeshia Marshall, Earl Lee Marshall and LaDonna Marshall; four great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 5, in the Brown Temple Baptist Church with Rev. henry Harris officiating. Nephews will be pallbearers. Burial will follow services at the Portland #2 Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Joyce Johnson Cason

Mrs. Joyce Johnson Cason, 74, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, February 16, 1999, of complications from open heart surgery at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Mrs. Cason was a native of Fountain Hill, born June 11, 1924, to the late Almie Rosen and Lelia Watkins Johnson. She was preceded in death by her brother, Elijah Grant Johnson, who lost his life in Korea in 1950. She was a legal secretary for many years in Tulsa, OK,. before moving to Washington, D.C. where she lived for 20 years. She retired to Arkansas from the deputy attorney general's office in the Department of Justice. She is survived by a son, Larry Jack Cason; a niece, Carolyn Johnson Luce; a grandnephew, Blakley Grant Luce. all of Fort Smith; and a cousin, Nancy Foote Spivey of Hamburg. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, February 19, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Pallbearers were Blake Luce, Darren Cason, Phil Couey, John Spivey, Dr. William Foote, and Mitchell Wood. Interment followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Sterling White, 140 Hwy 160, Fountain Hill, Ark. 71642.

Helen Elton

Helen Elton, 83, of Crossett died Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born December 8, 1915, to Charles Edward and Isadee Maxwell Murphy in Crossett, she was a homemaker and a charter member of the Beech Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by four brothers, German Murphy, D. B. Murphy, Edward Rudolph Murphy and Chester Murphy; and her husband, Hollin B. Elton. Survivors are a daughter, Kay Elton of Crossett; a brother, N. B. "Nap" Murphy of Hamburg; and a sister, Estelle Swan of Crossett. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, February 19, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Vest officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy Murphy, Jerry Swan, Travis Gibson, Bobby Glen Murphy, Charles Hendrix and Hank Williams. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. James McKee

Mr. James McKee, 92, of Moses Lake, Washington, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Funeral services were Friday, February 19, at Kayser's Chapel of Memory in Moses Lane and interment followed at Pioneer Memorial Garden. Mr. McKee was born January 23, 1907, in Wilmot to James and Sarah Bellott McKee. He married Johnnie Collier on December 7, 1932, in Hamburg and they made their home in Wilmot and farmed until 1943 when they moved to California. He worked for Lawrence Radiation Lab until his retirement in 1970. They then moved to Moses Lake where he was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Gerald and wife, Sandra, of Moses Lake and John and wife, Della, of Wenatchee, WA; a daughter, Joyce and husband, Jim Love, of Moses Lake; a brother, Braxton McKee of Hamburg; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Hurley, Ed and Earl McKee, all of Wilmot.

Mrs. Agnes Dew Watson

Mrs. Agnes Dew Watson, 89, of Hamburg died Monday, February 15, 1999, in the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker, a Merle Norman Cosmetics representative for many years, a former president of the Hamburg Garden Club, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg where she was organist for many years and a former president of the W. M. U. She was preceded in death by her husband, Trezevant Watson, Sr., in1982; her parents, L. W. and Willie Lee Allen Dew; three granddaughters, Barbara Lynn and Mary Ashley Watson and Tanya Ferrell; her daughter-in-law, Sue Watson; a brother, William Dew; and two sisters, Frances Peterson and Mayme Carver. Survivors are a son, Norman "Trezy" Watson, Jr., of Hamburg; a daughter, Sarah Lee Courtney and her husband, Bill, of Dermott; three grandchildren, Norman Watson of Brandon, MS, Terry Watson and Wendee Reed of Little Rock; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Klois Hargis and Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Pallbearers were Jack and Bobby Carpenter, Billy Bierbaum, Bill Dew, Bobby Kilcrease and Willard Noble. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 350, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Frances Bankston

Mrs. Frances Thompson Daniel Bankston, 98, of Hamburg died Thursday, February 11, 1999, at her residence. Mrs. Bankston was a native of Fountain Hill and resident of Hamburg for all of her life. She was a teacher for 44 years, having taught English at Hamburg High School and was a school librarian for many years. She was a member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church for over 78 years. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Vernon Bankston, in 1938, and Mercil Bankston in 1994; a daughter, Elizabeth Mattinson, in 1995; her parents, Frank and Leta Daniel; two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by three grandchildren, Barry and Dianne Mattinson of Hamburg and Frances Mattinson of Little Rock; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, February 13, at the Hamburg First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Pallbearers were Henry Austin, Ray Gene Horton, Allen Waldrup, Bobby Graham, Vernon Harrison and Billy Veazey. Interment followed services in the Hamburg Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 S. Main, Hamburg, Ark. 71646.

Mr. Freddie Guin, Sr.

Mr. Freddie Guin Sr., age 74, of Crossett died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge nursing home. He was born on Oct. 18, 1924, in Chopin, LA., to Crawford and Rosa Watson Guin. Mr. Guin was an avid hunter and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Guin; three sons, Freddie Guin Jr., Mike Guin and Mark Guin.; one daughter, Rita Trussell, all of Crossett; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. John Reed and Jack Dodson officiating. Pallbearers were Rusty Little, Stormy Braswell, Wilburn Dickey, Ed White and Alton Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Foy, Andrew Wallace, Glen Willis, Austin Rodgers, Max Ray, J. D. Boseman, Mac McCullum, and Harold Dean Bonnette. Interment followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. H. B. Hearn

Mr. H. B. Hearn, 89, of Crossett died Monday, February 15, 1999, at his home. A retired truck driver, he was born August 4, 1909, in Yazoo City, MS, to Charlie and Onie Smith Hearn. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hearn of Crossett; a sister, Louise Cantrell of McGehee, MS; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Burial will follow services at the Carlock Cemetery.

Vashti Swain Johnson

Vashti Swain Johnson, 92, of Kansas City, MO., formerly of Crossett died Saturday, February 6, 1999. A retired educator who taught many years in Ashley County, she was a member of the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church, a life member of the Women's Missionary Society, and a member of the Arkansas Education Association and the Arkansas AM&N Alumni Association. A daughter of the late Albert and Martha Tucker, she was preceded in death by her sister, Beatrice Allen, on January 24, 1999. Survivors are a daughter, Evelyn Johnson Belser of Kansas City, MO; a son, Herman Johnson of Richmond, CA; three grandchildren, Jason Belser of Indianapolis, IN, Cecilia Aderonke of Kansas City and Kevin Johnson of San Jose, CA; and three sisters, Verdell Lowe, Easter Swain and Ollie Mae Griffin, all of Crossett. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Jesse Jack Kelley

Mr. Jesse Jack Kelley, 57, of Crossett died Saturday, February 13, 1999, at his home. He was born April 28, 1941, in Hamburg to Jesse Frank and Doris Nelson Kelley. A machine operator for Georgia-Pacific, he was an U. S. Army veteran and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Kelley, and three brothers, Bobby, Ronnie and Leroy Kelley. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ann Kelley of Crossett; a son, Bobby Jack Kelley of Jacksonville, NC; three daughters, Vicki Turner of Vicksburg, MS, and Robin Shaver and Jackie McMillian of Crossett; his mother, Doris Kelley of Hamburg; seven brothers, Doyle, Eugene, Clarence, Leonard and Henry Kelley of Hamburg and Mike and Bartley Kelly of Monticello; a sister, Ilene Hollis of Fountain Hill; and seven grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Monday, February 15, at the New Bethel Cemetery with Rev. John Reed officiating. Pallbearers were Brian Ray, Eddie, Chris, Michael, and Mike Kelley and John Dye. Honorary pallbearers were Georgia-Pacific paper mill machine operators. Services were directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Elzie C. "Bud" Martin

Mr. Elzie C. "Bud" Martin, 84, of Lake Village died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, at the Lakewood Rehabilitation Center in Lake Village. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the New Bethel Assembly of God. Survivors are his wife, Pearl Martin of Lake Village; a son, Johnny Chandler of Portland; three brothers, Dick, Raymond and High Martin, all of England; a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 13, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Revs. Gerald Lewis and Bob Davis officiating. Burial followed services at the Lake Village Cemetery.

Florence "Flo" McNaughton

Florence "Flo" McNaughton, 76, of Monroe, LA, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, at the North Monroe Hospital. She was born March 14, 1922, to W. C. and Alice Baker Johnson in Huttig. She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Survivors are a daughter, Lawana Austin of Lake of Lakes, FL; a brother, five sisters, six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. John Reed officiating. Pallbearers were to be John P. Kelley, Bruce Courson, Paul Kelly, Jeremy Andrews, B. J. Rice and Charles Keene. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Lorene Pollock Morgan

Mrs. Lorene Pollock Morgan, 77, of Hamburg died Tuesday, February 9, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and member of the Gardner Baptist Church, a beautician and worked for Hamburg Shirt for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Van Buren "Happy" Morgan, in 1957; her parents, Garland and ElVira Holland Pollock; three brothers, Willard, Horace and L. C. Pollock; and three sisters, Ruby Holland, Sue Holland and Carrie McCauley. Survivors are a son, Tommy Morgan, and wife Earlene of Hamburg; a sister, Fayrene Rickman of Vidor, TX; seven br+others, Troy Pollock of Anacoco, LA, C. W. Pollock of Resaca, GA; Alton Pollock of Bastrop, LA, Ludelle, Willie Ray, R.. L. and Earl Pollock of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Dee Dee Wallace and husband Bill and Tammy Cypert and husband Steve, all of Hamburg, and four great-grandchildren, Morgan and Chance Wallace and Hannah and Amber Cypert. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 11, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Christie and Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Phillip Bowles, Sammy Wallace, Johnny W. Pierce, Dennis Byrd, Johnny Etheridge and Teddy Hickman. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Jones, Charles Kitchens, Travis and Emmitt Wallace and the Ashley County Home Health Agency. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church, P. O. Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Ruffie Pahal

Mr. Ruffie Pahal, 81, of Crossett died Saturday, February 13, 1999. Born March 1, 1917, to Etheridge and Myrtle Pearl Smith Pahal, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill and was a member of the Crossett Church of Christ. Survivors are three sons, Jerry, Tommy and Danny Pahal; a daughter, Janice Jenkins, all of Crossett; two sisters, Icy McLemore of Crossett and Martha Bess Ayers of Watson Chapel; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 14, in the Church of Christ with Jon Overcash officiating. Pallbearers were John Darnell, Mike Roberts, Arden Miller, Alan Reed, Gerry Rodgers and Royce Young. Honorary pallbearers were Belton Townley, Randy Townley, Luke Clark, Walcie Rice, Andy Shaw, Hansel Colvin and M. M. Thomas, Jr. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Dorothy Norrell Pennington

Mrs. Dorothy Norrell Pennington, 85, of Hamburg died Monday, February 15, 1999, at her sister's residence in Crossett. A native of Ashley County and resident of the Egypt community for the past 53 years, she was a homemaker and attended the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Pennington, in 1996. Survivors are a sister, Margaret Norrell Pennington of Crossett; a niece, Brenda Burchfield of Crossett; a great-niece, Susan Burchfield of Monroe, LA, and a great-nephew, Bill Burchfield of Crossett. Visitation will be after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Mike Hutsell and Roy Craig officiating. Burial will follow services at the Egypt Cemetery.

Mr. Frank O. "Jake" Richardson

Mr. Frank O. "Jake" Richardson, 80, of Crossett died Friday, February 12, 1999. A member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and the Crossett Masonic Lodge #576, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and won five Bronze Stars for valor during the Pacific campaign. He was also a veteran of the Philippines campaign, and an avid hunter and fisherman. Survivors are his wife, Lois Richardson of Crossett; a son, Patrick Gray of Arlington, TX; two granddaughters, Lisa Armstrong of Temple, TX, and Lori Tarkington of Arlington, TX; a brother, Leslie Richardson of Hot Springs; two sisters, Margaret Munford of Jonesboro and Sue Lovell of Tyler, TX; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Amber Armstrong of Temple. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 14, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Rev. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Moses Thomas, Paul Burchfield, Charles, Donnie and Mike Strebeck, James Parker and James Goyne. Masons were honorary pallbearers. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Gary Ivan Whitten

Mr. Gary Ivan Whitten, 48, formerly of Crossett died Monday, February 8, 1999, at his residence in Clarksville. Born January 11, 1951, in Roby, TX, he was retired from Georgia-Pacific and was a Marine Corps veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Hoss Carter. Survivors are three daughters and a son-in-law, Lara and Larry Shook of North Little Rock, Nikki Kelley of Russellville and Samantha Whitten of Clarksville; his mother, Dovie Carter of Crossett; two brothers, Jerry Whitten of Bastrop, LA, and Jimi Whitten of Leavenworth, KS; a sister, Ann Bonnette of Monroe, LA; and a granddaughter, Hannah Kelley. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Dan Webb officiating. Pallbearers were David Rice, Jerry Rice, Gary Beasley, Jimmy Bonnette, Ray Cossey and Gary Mayhew. Honorary pallbearers were Chic Sipes, Jackie Davis, James Tucker and Robert Fay Malloy. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Mrs. Rosalie Carter

Mrs. Rosalie Carter, age 89, of Crossett died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was born on March 30, 1909, to William Curtis and Eva Hudgen Watson at Crossett Camp. She was a homemaker and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Joanice and Zoe Rose Carter; a son-in-law, Charles A. Morse; a great-grandson, Nicholas E. Gulledge; one sister, Jessie McKelvy; one brother, Allen Watson; and her husband, J. Urban Carter. Survivors include one daughter, Nelda Morse of Crossett; two brothers, Cecil Watson and Travis Watson of Crossett; three sisters, Edith Braswell of Crossett, Louise Roberts of Hamburg, and Jean Lovelace of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Magnolia Baptist Church with Gene Thomas and Jody Ganaway officiating. Interment will follow services at the Carter Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Rosetta Cromwell

Mrs. Rosetta Cromwell, 82, of Hamburg died Wednesday, February 3, 1999. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church and served on the Deaconess Board and Missionary Society and was vice president of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Cromwell was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe J. Cromwell; three sons, Monroe J. Cromwell, Jr., Cardell Cromwell and Cleotha "Buddy" Cromwell; her parents, Sam and Lennie Cason; a brother, Booker T. Cason; and her stepmother, Hallie Cason. Survivors are three sons, Willie F. Cromwell of Crossett, Lawrence Cromwell of Hamburg and Earnest Cromwell of Rockford, IL; two daughters, Merlene Tucker of Crossett and Ruby Kelly of St. Louis, MO; 29 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Revs. B. J. Jackson and W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Earl Jacobs, Levell Stanley, Ray Stanley, Bobby Ray Brown, Larry Rogers and Charles Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Lambert, Robert Cox, Curtis Tolliver, James Prewitt, Charles Brown, Curtis Boston, Jr., Dewon Hollis, Willie Booker and Wayne Pugh. Burial followed services at the Nimmons Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg, directed by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Mary Alice Dace

Mary Alice Franklin Dace, 71, of Heber Springs died Sunday, February 7, 1999, after an eight-month illness. The daughter of Chester A. and Mittie Belle Dickson Franklin, she was born August 25, 1927, near Berea in Ashley County. A homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Heber Springs, she was formerly an employee of the Heber Springs schools and the Circle of Love Child Care Center. She had taught Sunday School to children and youth for more than 35 years. She and her family had lived in Heber Springs since 1977. Survivors are her husband, Donald F. Dace; three daughters, Sarah McMullen of Des Arc, Janna Beall of Irving, TX, and Rebecca J. Dace of Denver, CO; a sister, Lois F. Moyers of Hamburg; two sons-in-law, Byron Beall and Eddie McMullen; and four grandchildren. Funeral services are Wednesday, February 10, at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Heber Springs with Dr. Michael Montalbano officiating. Pallbearers will be Tommy Vaughn, Doyle Harrelson, Kendall Logan, Leon McAnear, James Wolfe, Louis Lee, Bob Edwards, and Bill Stover. Visitation will be at the Olmstead Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 9. Burial follow services at the Rest Hills Memorial Park in North Little Rock. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Heber Springs or to the Circle of Love Child Care Center of Heber Springs.

Mr. Clarence V. Donaldson

Mr. Clarence V. Donaldson, 93, of Crossett died Sunday, February 7, 1999, at the Leisure Lodge nursing home. Born December 31, 1905, in Fountain Hill to Nathan and Alice West Donaldson, he was a retired millwright for the Crossett Company and a member of the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ola Mae Donaldson; his second wife, Louise Smith Donaldson; and a son, Delbert William Donaldson. Survivors include five sons, Gene, Doyle, Virgil and Glen Donaldson of Crossett and Charles Donaldson of Hamburg; six daughters, Kathrain Rice Forrest of Crossett, Carolyn Outlaw of Hermitage, Sylvia Oliver of Hamburg, Deborah Kelley of Monticello and Alice Smith and Kathy Phelps of Crossett; 29 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, in the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Don Justice officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Jean Stahley Butcher

Mrs. Jean Stahley Butcher, 77, of Hamburg died Thursday, January 28, 1999, at the Hamburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a native of Paris, KY, a Hamburg resident for the past 51 years and a former resident of Stuttgart. A homemaker and member of the Assembly of God, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph A. Stahley and Audrey Butcher; her parents, Andrew and Lee Ella Goates Reffett; and a brother, Roy Reffett. Survivors are two sons, Harold "Bill" Stahley of Denison, TX, and Carl Stahley of Crossett; two daughters, Faye and Brenda Ware of Hamburg; two sisters, Sadie Moore of Paris, KY, and Madlin Pharr of Hamburg; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 31, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Margaret Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Lewis Elton, Houston Hart, Don Smith, Ova Wallace, Eddie Black, Harold Yandell and Kenneth Knight. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson Chambers

Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson Chambers, 78, of Hamburg died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Alexandria, LA, she was raised as a child in Hamburg and moved back to Hamburg in 1995 after living in Yellville for 35 years. An U. S. Army veteran and radio operator in World War II and a member of the Yellville First United Methodist Church, she retired from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service as home economist in 1977 after 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton B. Chambers, in 1995; a son, John Alton Chambers, in 1954; and her parents, Dr. John Clifton and Lida Tremor Simpson. Survivors are two daughters, Kathy Cason of Hamburg and Carol Godfrey of Springdale; a sister, Carolyn Phillips of Port Lavaca, TX; three grandchildren, Christy Meeks of Hamburg and Kyle and Daniel Godfrey of Springdale; and a great-grandchild, Cason Meeks. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, January 29, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Carr, Tommy Thompson, Tony Meeks, John Myers, John William Spivey and Vernon Harrison. Burial followed services in the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may made to the Hamburg First United Methodist Church, 202 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Henry James Coleman

Mr. Henry James Coleman, 83,of Hamburg died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at Beverly Health Care of Wilmot. He was a native of Hampton, was retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill, and was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Coleman; his parents, John and Lula Earnest Coleman; and a sister, Lucille Barnett. Survivors are two brothers, Robert Coleman of Wilmot and Jody Coleman of Bearden, and two sisters, Ruby Pace of Crossett and Billie Dove Johnson of Hamburg. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, January 29, in the Calvary Baptist Church with Bro. Joel Meredith officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Ray Taylor, Billy Joe Johnson, James Johnson, David Lambert, Johnny M. Noble and Donald R. Noble. Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie C. Sharp and Charles York. Burial followed services at the Lakewood Cemetery near Camden, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Myrtle Mae Croswell

Mrs. Myrtle Mae Croswell, 81, of Crossett died Wednesday, January 27, 1999, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born July 24, 1917, in Ashley County to John Wesley and Laura Smith Meeks, she was a retired service station operator and a member of the North Crossett Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roddy Croswell. Survivors are a son, Bobby Meeks; a daughter, Norma Jean Lucas; a brother, Junior Meeks, all of Crossett; ten grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, January 29, in the North Crossett First Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Cherry officiating. Pallbearers were Chester Anders, Kent Hinton, Steve Jones, Randy Farnell, Lane Meeks and Russ Meeks. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Eula V. Martin

Mrs. Eula V. Martin, 65, of Hamburg died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Chicot County, a Hamburg resident for 34 years and a former resident of Phoenix, AZ, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Don Martin, in 1958; a daughter, Penny Louise Martin, in 1966; her parents, Frank and Myrtle Allen Tanksley; three brothers and three sisters. Survivors include her husband, Charles J. Martin of Hamburg; three sons, Thomas Martin and Mike Martin of Hamburg and Charles Martin of Parkdale; two daughters, Diane Thomas of Hamburg and Myrtle Carter of Crossett; two brothers, Clyde and Frankie Tanksley of Crossett; two sisters, Gladys Ricks of Bastrop, LA, and Maudie Jackson of Montrose; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, January 29, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Robin Allen and E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were Donnie, Billy Clyde, Philip and Buddy Tanksley, Donald Pack, Marvin Ricks and Cecil and Elbert Ray Cossey. Burial followed services at the Bell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bell Cemetery Fund, c/o Jack McManus, P. O. Box 114, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Mr. John Thomas Moore

Mr. John Thomas "Scrap Iron" Moore, 90, of Hamburg died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Union County and a Hamburg resident since 1952, he was a former resident of Lake Village, a retired timber worker and truck driver and a member and deacon of the Bethlehem Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his mother, Callie Price Watkins; three sisters, two brothers and one stepchild. Survivors include his wife, Christine Johnson Moore of Hamburg; two sons, Johnny Cal and Kenneth Moore of Hamburg; a daughter, Tina Marie Courtney of Mississippi; four stepdaughters, Lora Adams of Hamburg, Magdalene Flowers of Lake Village, and Laura and Gladys Miller of Kansas City, KS; three stepsons, Williams Webster of Chicago, IL, Louis White of Kansas City and Horace M. Jones of Liberal, KS; and many grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 30, in the Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness with Revs. Robert F. Adams, Jr., and Jessie Mae Goodwin officiating. Pallbearers were Jessie Parker, Edward Brown, David Thomas, Faith Johnson, Chris Douglas, Billy Bassett, Bo Stanley and Willie Gulley. Honorary pallbearers were his sons. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. James "Jimmie" Adkins

Mr. James "Jimmie" Adkins, 66, of Crossett died Thursday, January 21, 1999, in the North Monroe, LA, Hospital. Born January 19, 1933, in Dayton, KY, he was a 20-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Joyce Adkins; three sons, Jim Adkins, Robert Adkins and Steve Adkins; four stepsons, Darrell Stewart and Kevin Stewart, all of Crossett, Ricky Stewart of Jacksonville and Rusty Stewart of Pineville, LA; three daughters, Janet Humphrey, Sharon Jackson and Denise Wilkerson, all of Crossett; his mother, Olive Adkins of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters, Shirley White and Alice Jordan of Crossett; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with James Fleming officiating. Pallbearers were Kyle, Jeff and Lee Hairston, Vernon Flemister, Robert Leasure and Carl Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Flemister and George Love. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Beatrice Marie Allen

Mrs. Beatrice Marie Allen, 82, of Crossett died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Ashley County, she was a homemaker, a member of the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church and a retired custodian for First National Bank of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Allen; a daughter, Marjorie LaJune Allen; and her parents, Albert and Martha Tucker Swaim. Survivors are four daughters, Alma P. Watson (Nolan), Helen Tatum (Robert), Jacqueline Martin (John) and Betty A. Williams (Jessie); four sisters, Verdell Lowe, Easter Swaim and Ollie Griffin, all of Crossett, and Vashti Johnson of Kansas City, MO; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers are to be Carl Sanford, Tony Tatum, Maurice Williams, Chancellor Watson, Bernard Martin and Aaron Harris, III. Honorary pallbearers will be the stewards of Gates Chapel. Burial will follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Visitation will be at Gates Chapel Tuesday evening, January 26.

Mr. Gene Cossey

Mr. Gene Cossey, 71, of Parkdale died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at his home. He was a native of Pottsville, lived in Parkdale most of his life and was a Baptist, a retired farmer, and an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice Wilson Cossey; and five brothers, Vernon, Lee, Othel, Cecil and Arvie Cossey. Survivors are his wife, Estelle Vines Cossey of Parkdale; a daughter, Shirley Sammons of Crossett; two brothers, Henry Cossey of Hamburg and Ray Cossey of Parkdale; two sisters, Mary Pack of Wilmot and Ruby Curtis of Crossett; a granddaughter, Cynthia Stanley; and three great-grandchildren, Colby and Hailey Ward and Brittney Skinner. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 23, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Harry Noble and E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were Prentiss Harrell, John Noble Barnes, Harry Dunigan, J. D. Grice, and Carlton and Billy Vines. Burial followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery.

Mrs. Lottie Daniel

Mrs. Lottie Daniel, 85, of Fountain Hill died Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at the St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Westside Church of Christ in Fountain Hill. She was preceded in death by a son, T. J. Daniel; three daughters, Veola Brock, Merdis Miller and June Daniel; her parents, Daniel and Mary Sue Benson Cason; and a sister, Clara Daniel. Survivors are her husband, Nathan Daniel of Fountain Hill; four sons, Jonathan and Henry Lee Daniel of San Diego, CA, Eloid Daniel of Kansas City, MO, and Timothy Daniel of Osceola; three daughters, Nazoree Wilson of Fountain Hill, Ruby Cole of Kansas, KS, and Mary Harris of Chattanooga, TN; a brother, Aaron Cason of Crossett; a sister, Willie Mae Wilson of Crossett; 41 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren, and 37 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 15, in the Westside Church of Christ with Bro. Jamie Rochell officiating. Pallbearers were Bennie, Benjamin and Fred Brock, Ronald Wilson, Tony Daniels and Anthony Watson. B Burial followed services at the Norris Hill Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Kathy Golden

Mrs. Kathy Golden, 55, of Crossett died Saturday, January 23, 1999, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the North Crossett Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Edward "Lesy" Golden, Sr.; two sons, Edward "Eddie" Golden, Jr., and Eldridge Dupree, all of Crossett; three daughters, Debra Wilson of Gretna, LA, Donna Andres of Indonesia and Becky Densmore of Crossett; her mother, Beatrice Dasch of Paradis, LA; three brothers, Jack Dasch of Crossett, Dennis Dasch of Waggamon, LA, and Lawrence Dasch, Jr., of Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters, Betty McCarter of Paradis, LA, and Murial Luagnespack of Luling, LA; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 26., in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Gayle Riles officiating. Pallbearers were to be Junior, Jack and D. J. Dasch, Alex Stahley, Dale Densmore and Terry Ebarb. Burial was to follow services at the Snyder Cemetery.

Mrs. Sylla Mae Hill

Mrs. Sylla Mae Hill, 82, of Joiner died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at the Hamburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Tuckerman, she was a Hamburg resident for the past ten years, a Portland resident for four years before that and a former resident of Joiner and Mississippi. She retired from the Osceola Shoe Factory in 1979 and was a member of the Joiner Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry and Nora Taylor Anderson, and three brothers, Cordie and Leslie Ray Anderson and James Oscar Fortenberry. Survivors are a son, John Wallace Hill of Green Grove Springs, FL; a daughter, Juanita Lee Anderson of Portland; a brother, Orbra J. Fortenberry of Samson, AL; two grandsons, Randal Dennis Anderson of Marion and Jeffery Wayde Hill of Green Cove Springs, FL; four granddaughters, Vickie Jeanine Byerley of Cherokee Village, Denise Lanette Kile of Gladewater, TX, Kerri Michelle Pennington of Crossett and Cynthia Marie Gause of Orlando, FL; seven great-grandchildren, Michelle Deanne Lowery of Quitman, LA, Misty Lisette Hart and Brian Anthony Wenberg of Cherokee Village, Lisa Lyn Anderson of Marion, Richard Anderson Kile and William Cody Kile of Gladewater and Kaityn Marie Pennington of Crossett; and three great-great-grandchildren, Chancellor Lynn Walters and Raven Paige Lowery of Quitman, and Christian Anderson of Cherokee Village. Grave-side services were at 1 p.m. Friday, January 22, in the Gracelawn Cemetery in Tuckerman with Bro. Jerry Selby officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Mildred Hollis

Mrs. Mildred Hollis, 82, of Crossett died Friday, January 22, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born June 5, 1916, to Knox Edward and Xenia McCall Futch in Fordyce, she was a retired beautician and a member of the Beech Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie C. Hollis. Survivors are two sons, Roe Hollis and Mike Hollis; a daughter, Cynthia Sullivan, all of Crossett; a sister, Anna Grace Thornton of Fordyce; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 24, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Revs. Bob Vest and Randy Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were Dennis Meeks, Jerry Mac Barnett, Jim Bob Godwin, Sherry Colvin, Marion Thornton, Keith Gifford and Henry Carter. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Orie McDaniel

Mr. Orie McDaniel, 85, of Hamburg died Monday, January 18, 1999, at the Hamburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Warren and a Hamburg resident for the past 48 years, he was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and a retired farmer and timber worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie McDaniel, in 1995; a daughter, Imogene McDaniel, in 1998; his parents, Alfred and Anna Johnson McDaniel; a brother, Carl McDaniel; and a sister, Sarah Millican. Survivors include a son, Floyd McDaniel of Rochester, Wisconsin; two daughters, Donnie Gates and Betty Burriss of Hamburg; a brother, Harvey McDaniel of Hamburg; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 21, at the Promise Land Cemetery with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Ruby Roberts

Mrs. Ruby Roberts, 70, died Friday, January 22, 1999, at her home in Hamburg. She was a native of Leachville, a Hamburg resident for the past 45 years, a homemaker, and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny C. Roberts, in 1991; her father, Burley Trantham; and two brothers, Gene and Jerry Trantham. Survivors are four sons, Jimmy, James, Raymond and Danny Roberts; three daughters, Lynda Davey, Pat Swan and Judy Ford, all of Hamburg; her mother, Leona Fleeman Trantham of Boydell; two brothers, Orvile Trantham of Pine Bluff and Leroy Trantham of Boydell; six sisters, Louise Holly of Springhill, LA, Helen Condiff of Cullen, LA, Jewel Streeter of Crossett and Fay Wallace, Bonnie Summers and Shirley Edwards of Hamburg; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, January 25, in the North Main Baptist Church with Rev. Thurman Miller officiating. Pallbearers were Thomas and Timmy Swan, Joe, Scott and James Allen Roberts, Jerod Williamson, Pete Wells and Jamie Edwards.Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Jean Simmons

Mrs. Jean Simmons, 53, died Tuesday, January 19, 1999, at her home in Hamburg. She was a native of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and was raised in Warren. She lived in Hamburg for the past five years and was a former resident of Dalton, GA, a homemaker, a member of Victory Christian Fellowship where she was a Sunday school teacher and children's church worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Wayne Simmons, Sr., in 1992 and her mother, Hazel Hargrave. Survivors are two sons, Les Simmons of Tempe, AZ, and David Simmons of Hamburg; her father, Jerome Hargrave of Hamburg; a sister, Nancy Adams Gwin of Hamburg; a brother, Mickey Hargrave of Atlanta, GA, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, in the Victory Christian Fellowship with Revs. David Markham and Randy Rutledge officiating. Pallbearers were Glen Lockerby, Randy Gifford, Darme Cason, Ronnie Lauhon, Trey Tubbs, Richard Gwin, Earl Stein and Johnny Pierce. Honorary pallbearers were Albert Kusturin and John Curran. Burial followed service at the Hamburg Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Victory Christian Fellowship, P. O. Box 643, Crossett, AR 71735.

Mr. Lawson Robert Yoder

Mr. Lawson Robert Yoder, 84, of Crossett died Sunday, January 24, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Smackover on February 8, 1914, to S. E. and Ada Neece Yoder, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the North Crossett Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Yoder; two daughters, Edith Faye Tyler and Betty Huber, all of Crossett; two brothers, Emmett Yoder of Mount Ida and Mike Yoder of Houston, TX; two sisters, Easter Grafton of Magnolia and Katy Sue of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, in the North Crossett Freewill Baptist Church with John Reed and Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers were to be John Tyler, Sr., John Tyler, Jr., Jeff, Gary, Darren, Brad and Brian Tyler. Honorary pallbearers were to be Bill Boyd, Mike Brown, Andrew Wallace, Glen Willis, Stormy Braswell, Harold Bonnett, Herman Johnson, Bill Carpenter and Austin Rogers. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Cluma Ballinger

Mrs. Cluma Ballinger, 91, of Parkdale died Friday, January 15, 1999, in the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Hector, she was a homemaker, a member of the Assembly of God and had lived in Parkdale since 1934. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rell Ballinger, in 1981; a daughter, Cluma Othello Ballinger, in 1940; a grandson, Robert Ballinger, in 1990; and her parents, Jim and Cindy Vaughn Curtis. Survivors are two sons, Lom Ballinger of Benton and Lavoin Ballinger of Houston, TX; a daughter, Opal Fisher of Eudora; a brother, Marvin Curtis of Russellville; three sisters, Novella Underhill of Russellville, Vea Whittington of Porterville, CA, and Bernice Cox of Modesto, CA; four grandchildren, Dr. D. A. Fisher of Mablevale, Randy Ballinger and Rhonda Reese of Houston, and Bryan Ballinger of Centerville, TN, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 17, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Bobby Hatfield officiating. Pallbearers were Bryan and Randy Ballinger, Larry Armstrong, Billy Reese, Geard Armstrong and Roy Burns. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Jane Graves, 244 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Robert Benjamin David

Mr. Robert Benjamin David, 80, of Fountain Hill died Thursday, January 14, 1999, at the St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. He was a native of Drew County, a retired trucker driver, and a member and served as a trustee of the Bethel A. M. E. Church, the Masonic Lodge #232 in Fountain Hill, and a former Fountain Hill alderman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary David, in March, 1989; two sons, Billy Ray David and Willie Ed Sawyer; a daughter, Earline David; his parents, Richard and Mamie Haynes David; and two brothers. Survivors are five sons, Gregory David and Tommy Lee David of Fountain Hill, Robert B. David of Monticello, John R. David of Pine Bluff and Ricky David of Oakland, CA; five daughters, Alma Mae Barnett of Hamburg, Robizine Sawyer and Faye Franklin of Kansas City, MO, Mary Williams of Montgomery, AL, and Dorothy David of Oakland; a brother, Percy David of Fresno, CA; two sisters, Minnie Simmons of Fountain Hill and Mourine Daniel of St. Louis, MO; 32 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, in the Bethel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Nolan Watson officiating. Pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge 232. Honorary pallbearers are to be Calvin Miller, Tony David, Greg David, John Franklin, Ricky David, Bobby Barnett, Ronnie David, Jamie Barnett, Carliss Sawyer and Danny Sawyer. Burial will follow services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Harold C. Holland, Sr.

Mr. Harold C. Holland, Sr., 75, of Hamburg died Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County and a Hamburg resident for most of his life, he owned and operated with his wife the NAPA parts store in Hamburg and was a former Georgia-Pacific pulpwood contractor. He was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II where he won two Purple Hearts, and a member of the First Baptist Church and the Carl Locke Men's Sunday School Class, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9360 in Hamburg, and a charter member of the Cottonwood Hunting Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Betty Mae Sawyer Holland; two brothers, Austin and Troy Holland; and two sisters, Graddis Holland and Marie Harrison. Survivors are his wife, Peggy Rose Newsom Holland; two sons, Harold "Sonny" Holland, Jr., his wife, Susan, and their children, Richard, Trey and Jessica; Dennis Holland, his wife, Sonija, and their children, Dennis and Daniel; a daughter, Debbie Rose Ladd, her husband, Clifton, and their children, Cliff and Colby, and one brother, Dale Holland, all of Hamburg. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 14, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Dale Lauhon, Bobby Martin, Johnny Pierce, Jr., David Duke, Billy McDonald, Jimmy Goodwin, Earl Pollock and Phillip Lauhon. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Bo Duke, Travis Wallace, Ronnie LaGrone, Carl Adams, Billy Carpenter, Charles Henry, Louis Adams, and the members of the Carl Locke Men's Sunday School Class. Burial followed services in the Hamburg Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Emmie "Em" Myers

Mrs. Emmie "Em" Myers, 82, of Parkdale died Friday, January 15, 1999, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Wilmot and a Parkdale resident for the past 53 years, she was a homemaker and Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. R. "Poss" Myers in 1997; her parents, Essic and Melissa Cheek McCain; four brothers, Fred, Daniel, C. J., and Jeff L. McCain; a half-brother, Albert Sammons; and a sister, Ida Bolin. Survivors are two sons, Raymond Lee Myers of Jackson, MS, and William Lloyd Myers of Dermott; two daughters, Veda Sivils of Monroe, LA, and Carolyn Lewis of Pearl, MS; a twin sister, Lennie Anderson of Oak Grove, and a sister, Polly Wolf of Wilmot; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 17, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were Lee Myers, Michael Lewis, Stephen, Keith and Brian Sivils and J. L. McCain. Burial followed services at the Dry Bayou Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dry Bayou Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Polly Wolf, 138 Ashley Road 379, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Mr. Kenneth Ray Nichols

Mr. Kenneth Ray Nichols, 72, of Hamburg died Sunday, January 17, 1999, at his home in the Milo community. A native of Wapanucka, OK, he was an Air Force veteran, a retiree from Chase Bag Company, and a member of the Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Mary Nichols, and a brother. Survivors are his wife, Johnnie Mae Nichols of Hamburg; two sons, Michael Young Nichols of Birmingham, AL, and John Joseph Nichols of Murfreesborough; a brother, John Nichols of Miami, FL, and four grandchildren. The remains were cremated with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral of Hamburg.

Mrs. Charlene Peterson Wells

Mrs. Charlene Peterson Wells, 72, of Hamburg died Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at the Hamburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Almyra, she had lived in Hamburg for the past 51 years and was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Wells, in 1997, and her parents, Charles and Katie Mitchell Peterson. Survivors are three sisters, June Livingston and Sallye Taylor of Hamburg and Martha Fleming of Little Rock; two brothers, Fred Peterson of Pittsburgh, PA, and Bobby Peterson of Hamburg; three nieces, two nephews, two great-nieces and two great-nephews. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Charles Pullin and Joey Meredith officiating. Pallbearers were John Wells, Mitchell Taylor, Burnice Barrett, David Livingston, Edwin Fleming and Charles Akers. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Effie Land Bates

Mrs. Effie Land Bates, 86, of Sterlington, LA, died Sunday, January 3, 1999, at her residence. A native of Ashley County and former resident of the Trafalgar community, she had lived in Sterlington for the past 55 years. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church of Sterlington and a member of the Dixie Chapter #179 of the Eastern Star in Monroe. LA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Lockie Walker Land; one brother and six sisters. Survivors are her husband of 69 « years, William Archie Bates of Sterlington; two sons, William A. Bates, Jr., of Marble Falls, TX, and Ervin E. Bates of Shreveport, LA; three daughters, Maxine Scott of North Little Rock, Jean Hurt of Mobile, AL, and Earlene Corbin of Monroe; a brother, Raymond Land of North Little Rock; a sister, Beulah Wilson of Sheridan; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Jimmy Bates officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Hall, Brad and Bill Bates, John Hurt, Michael Holland, Tyler Orr, Jeff Rollins and Larry Land. Burial followed services at the Trafalgar Cemetery.

Mrs. Maude Pamplin Hill

Mrs. Maude Pamplin Hill, 88, of Portland, died Monday, January 4, 1999, at the Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA. Mrs. Hill was a native of Scott County, Miss., and a resident of Portland for the past 60 years until last September when she moved to Foley, AL. She retired after many years of teaching in the Portland Schools, and she was a member of the Portland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, E.A. Hill and Cleve Pamplin; her parents, Grover and Clara Wood Golden; two brothers, Dr. William Golyn Golden and Grover Zan Golden. She is survived by four nieces, Louise Golden Reid of Orange Beach, AL, Miriam Golden Craig of Birmingham, AL, Lynn Golden Yoder of Fort Wayne, IN, and Diana Golden Fesko of Munster, IN; 11 great-nieces and nephews; one great-great-nephew and one great-great-niece. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, January 7, at the Portland Baptist Church with Rev. Ted Grove officiating. Pallbearers were Scott Young, Jim Young, Floyd Kelley, Roy Travin, Sonny Streeter and Frank Higginbotham. Interment was at the Portland Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Portland Baptist Church, P.O. Box 86, Portland, Ark. 71663.

Linda Hilliard

Linda Hilliard, 76, of Lake Village died Monday, January 4, 1999, at her home. She was a homemaker and a Freewill Baptist.

Survivors are two sons, Terry Hilliard and Johnny Hilliard of Lake Village; three daughters, Barbara Jones of Lake Village, Betty Ferguson of Dermott and Brenda Crain of Hamburg; three brothers, Laverne Goodman of Sheridan, Ralph Goodman of Springdale and Jerry Goodman of Bastrop, LA; two sisters, Agnes Cornell of Monroe, LA, and Janis Roegner of Bastrop; 13 grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, in the First Freewill Baptist Church in Lake Village with Revs. Ronnie Garrett and Elmer Holiman officiating. Burial followed services at the Bayou Mason Cemetery, directed by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Mrs. Flossie Lee Simpson

Mrs. Flossie Lee Simpson, 66, of Hamburg died Thursday, January 7, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was a native of DeWitt, but a Hamburg resident for the past 52 years, a homemaker and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Simpson; her parents, Percell and Lillian Daniels; three brothers and a sister. Survivors are three sons, Roosevelt, Jr., Jessie Owen and Leroy Simpson of Hamburg; three daughters, Betty Lou Harrington and Kay Lynn Simpson of Hamburg and Jacqueline Simpson of El Dorado; four brothers, George W. Howard of Hamburg, Ossie Howard of Muskeegee, MI, Dale Daniels of Little Rock and Quinn Daniels of DeWitt; six sisters, Bessie Howard of Hamburg, Linda Howard of El Dorado, Clara Wilson of St. Louis, MO, Everlean Robinson of Stuttgart, Pearline Daniels of DeWitt and Linda Oates of Little Rock; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, January 11, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Samuel Jenkins, Jr., Michael Burns, George Howard, Jr., Wilford Howard, Steverson Howard and Wayne Brown. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Doyle Earl "Bud" Tucker

Mr. Doyle Earl "Bud" Tucker, 53, of the White Station community outside Crossett died Saturday, January 9, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was a life-long resident of Ashley County, a retired timber worker, and a member of the Holly Grove Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gail Lavon Tucker, on June 17, 1994, and his father, Junior Tucker, on April 20, 1995. Survivors are his wife, Willie Mae Tucker; three sons, Chris, Douglas and Doyle Earl Tucker; his mother, Lorene Tucker; three brothers, Henry, Johnny and Ugene Tucker; and four sisters, Daisy Gill, Lurlene Hollins and Mary Washington, all of Crossett, and Marilyn Washington of Bastrop, LA. Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, in the Ryles Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Jessie Radford officiating. Pallbearers were to be Greg Payne, Richard Washington, Leo McHenry, Benjamin Hill, Ronnie Hill and Reggie Tucker. Burial was to follow services at the Ryles Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Jerry Blankenship

Mr. Jerry Blankenship, 64, of Bastrop, LA, died Friday, January 1, 1999, at the North Monroe, LA, Hospital. He was a native of Hamburg, a Bastrop resident for most of his life, and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Bastrop. He retired in 1997 after 28 years as a dispatcher for International Paper Company in Bastrop. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Locke Ingram, in December, 1997, and his father, Clyde Blankenship. Survivors are three cousins, Kathryn Carter of Monroe, C. B. Harriman of Hamburg, and Larry Joe Dunn of West Monroe, LA; and an aunt, Maye Dunn of West Monroe. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 3, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Carols Trapp officiating. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Mr. Frank Alex Hubbard

Mr. Frank Alex Hubbard, 66, of Decatur, GA, formerly of Hamburg, died Tuesday, December 29, 1998, in Georgia. A native of Hamburg, he was an auto repair specialist and member of the Green Pastures Ministries in Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by two children, Sheila and Timmy Hubbard; his father, Thomas "Jack" Hubbard; and two brothers, Thomas, Jr., and Robert Leonard Hubbard. Survivors are his wife, Alvinia Hubbard of Decatur; four sons, three daughters; his mother, Annie Mae Hubbard of Lake Village; four brothers, three sisters, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, January 4, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Burial followed services at the Johnson Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Clifford C. Hunter

Mr. Clifford C. Hunter, 82, of Crossett died Thursday, December 31, 1998, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 27, 1916, in Arkadelphia to Jesse Carl and Mabel Wood Hunter, he was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Pearl Hunter of Crossett; a brother, Doc C. Hunter of Lake Village; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 2, in the St. Mark's Episcopal Church with Rev. George Hart and Terry Pitzer officiating. Pallbearers were Brooks Hunter, Paul Nash, Charles Nash, Jerry Hunter, James Deaton, Bill Launius, David Wehterington, and John Self. Honorary pallbearers were the men of the church. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the St. Mark's Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 795, Crossett, AR 71635.

Edna Mae Jasper

Edna Mae Jasper, 81, of Crossett died Sunday, December 27, 1998, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was born May 20, 1917, in Crossett to Charles and Caroline Williams. Mrs. Jasper was a homemaker and a member of the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church and was preceded in death by two brothers, J. D. Williams and C. B. Williams. Survivors are her husband, William Jasper, Jr., of Crossett; a half-sister, Julia Brown of Little Rock; four sisters-in-law, Adell Williams of Chicago, IL, Minnie Bell Parker of Monticello, Mary Handley of Star City and Margie Jones of Pine Bluff; a special cousin and friend, Lula B. Baker of Crossett; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 31, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were William C. Willis, Robert Trotter, Raymond Canley, C. T. Foster, Eugene Streeter and Perry Handley. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Willie Gessery Junior

Mr. Willie Gessery Junior, 82, of Lacey died Wednesday, December 30, 1998, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Drew County and life-long resident of Lacey, he was a retired timber worker, a member of the Promise Land Baptist Church in Lacey, a Master Mason and a member of the Lodge #232 at Fountain Hill. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Willie Jean and Arlene Junior; his parents, Wallace and Mary Junior; three brothers, Nathan, Leonard and Alfred Junior; and two sisters, Ollie Ridgell and Effie King. Survivors are his wife, Erma Lee Junior; a daughter Eliza Smith of Lacey; and grandchildren Stacey Wilson and Crossett and Leander Jenkins, Jr., of Lacey; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 2, in the Promise Land Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Danzy officiating. Pallbearers were members of the Lodge #232. Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Smith, Anthony Wilson, Frank Johnson, Leon Miller, Chad Johnson, Howard Lambert and Leander Jenkins, Jr. Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

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