Mrs. Frances Martin Brown

Mrs. Frances Martin Brown, 72, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, March 16, 2000, at the Morehouse General Hospital. She was a retired cafeteria superintendent of St. Joseph's Catholic School and a member of Bonnie Idee Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents and a great-grandson, Christopher Chance Tate.

Survivors include two daughters, Nencia Sue Johnson and Rebecca Ann Diel; three sons, Richard Lamar Boykin, Kenneth Bryant Tate, and Terry Wayne Tate Sr.; one sister, Patricia Ann Roberts; four brothers, Jesse Elvin Martin, Clyde Thomas Martin, James Paul Blocker, and Joe Albert Blocker; a stepson, sixteen grandchildren, David Boykin, Deborah Jonin, Lucinda Tate, Jason Tate, Kenneth Tate, Angela Tate, Dustin Tate, Dewey Diel, Tabitha Eppinalle, Danny Diel Jr., Rebecca Brakefield, and Lona Page; three step-great-grandchildren and three great-grandchild, Kimberly Diel, T.J. Tate, and Malcolm Tate.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 16, at the Golden Chapel in Bastrop with Rev. Jerry Stuckey officiating. Grave-side services followed at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Hamburg. Pallbearers were Mike Fussell, Dardell Bostic, Louis Maddock, Greg Cheek, Jerry Bryan, and Ronnie White.

Berdie Benjamin Clark

Berdie Benjamin Clark, 84, of Crossett died Friday, March 17, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born July 8, 1915, to Arthur and Ethel Aultman Clark, he was a self-employed welder, a charter member of the Crossett Riding Club, and a member of the Beulahland Assembly of God. He loved hunting and sports.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Clark of Crossett; a son, Arthur Fay Clark of Felsenthal; two sisters, Dean Maheras of Napa Valley, CA, and Dorothy Childers of Crossett; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Tommy Kimbel officiating. Pallbearers were Richard and Tab Childers, Jamie Poole, Allen Clark, Keith Forrest, Lee Allen and Joe Bolin. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Janice Yenni Clark

Janice Yenni Clark, 89, of Crossett, widow of Ellis William Clark, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, after a long illness. A retired journalist who had written for three state and two local papers, she preserved many of her stories in the Paul Sullins Library in Crossett. Her articles included in-depth histories of first schools, churches, businesses and accounts of the times by early settlers of the area. She was a devoted artist and a member of the American Watercolor Society.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Truitt Newton of Decatur, AL; a son, Ellis Banks Clark of Hobe Sound, FL; a brother, Donald Yenni of Ann Arbor, MI; two sisters, Julia Hikes of Cambridge, MA, and Hallie Brown of Pensacola, FL: three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry Williams and Robert Fisher officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Webb, James Cosby, Bruce DeLess, James Tarver, Edward Holt and James Manning. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Carrie Courson Hill

Mrs. Carrie (Moner) Courson Hill, 86, of Hamburg died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, LA. Mrs. Hill was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg and a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband, Norwood N. Hill in 1977; a grandson, Phillip N. Laskey in 1988; her parents, Bunyan A. & Bertha Richards Courson; two brothers, B.A. Courson Jr. and Harry Courson and a sister, Jane Modell Bunn.

She is survived by a son, William A. Hill and his wife, Nancy of Turtle Lake, WI; twin daughters, Linda Harville and Winda Laskey and her husband, Ray, all of Hamburg; a foster son, Jimmy Lloyd of Dierks; a brother, Richard Courson of Hamburg; four sisters, Nell Davis of Hamburg, Virginia Riley of Little Rock, Peggy Echols & Mary Sivils, both of Monticello; four grandchildren, Karen Hill Bruckner, Russell R. Harville, Vicki Laskey Pennington and Dee Dee Harville Smith, and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 16, at the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Don & Bobby Davis, Jeff Grice, John, Wayne & Paul Courson and Rick Woods. Interment was at the Pinewood Cemetery under the direction of 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 American Lung Association, 211 Natural Resources Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205-9869.

Ethel Margaret Madden

Ethel Margaret Madden, 80, of Crossett died Friday, March 17, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge where she had lived for four years and had been a tremendous help to other patients. Born April 2, 1919, to Gus, Sr., and Molly Ann Jeffress Culbreath, she was a homemaker and a charter member of the Beech Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nicki McLain of Houston, TX, and her husband, Hugh Madden.

Survivors are a daughter, Leah Chandler of Deatsville, AL; a brother, Gus E. Culbreath, Jr., of Crossett; three sisters, Betty Briggs of Crossett, Margie Kalil of Monroe, LA, and Barbara Flemister of Monroe, LA; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Vest officiating. Pallbearers were Tommy Lee, Bill Whittington, Raymond Pitchford, Red Wells, Armon Little and Jim Bob Godwin. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Margurite Pauline Murphy

Margurite Pauline Murphy, 83, of Crossett died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born January 17, 1917, to John E. and Syleathe Annie Walser Carter in Ashley County, she worked as an inspector at Chase Bag Company for ten years and was a member of the Wallers Chapel Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Frank Carter, and her husband, German Murphy.

Survivors include a daughter, Margurite Murphy; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy Nute and Jessie Carter; a sister and brother-in-law, Ione and Luke Clark, all of Crossett; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the Wallers Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Pat Wilkerson officiating. Pallbearers were Colvin Shivers, Steven and Jason Carter, Jonathan Moss, Jim Towers and Mike Avery. Honorary pallbearers were George Murphy, Bobby Jenkins, Lexie Rickman, Lemmie Miller, Charles Barnett, Jerry Lynn Swan, Jimmy Murphy and Bobby Glen Murphy. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Mattie Burgess

Mrs. Mattie Burgess, 82, of Parkdale, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mrs. Burgess was a native of Wilmot, a resident of Parkdale for most of her life, a homemaker, and a member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bishop & Effie Simons Matheny; a sister and a brother.

She is survived by her husband, Houston "Red" Burgess of Parkdale; a daughter, Barbara Boyce of Van Alstyne, TX; a brother, Boyd H. Matheny of Powell, TN; a sister, Laura Maxwell of Crossett; a grandson, Mike A. Lamberth of Austin, TX; two great-grandsons, Rayan & Dylan Lamberth and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Friday, March 10, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. John Henley officiating. Pallbearers were Ralph Sewell, Louis Burgess, Ricky Maxwell, Charles Burgess, Sammy Burgess and Mike Lambert. Interment followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207.

Mrs. Bayda Hill Lawrence

Mrs. Bayda Hill Lawrence, 96, of Portland, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Mrs. Lawrence was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Portland since 1985 and a resident of Boydell for many years. She was a homemaker, a retired teacher, a member of the Portland Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the

Eastern Star, Delta Chapter 571. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Lawrence, in 1997; a son, Joseph Lavern Lawrence in 1984; her parents, Jess & Amzie Smith Hill; a sister, Hazel Hill; a brother, Carlton Hill and an infant sister.

She is survived by two sons, Dr. Robert Lawrence and his wife, Dian, of Jonesboro and Carlton "Buddy" Lawrence and his wife, Mary, of Portland; a daughter, Mary Beth Kelley and her husband, Ray, of Dermott; two sisters, Mildred Dew and Anna Jo Farrar, both of Crossett; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 9, at the Portland Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Selby and Rev. Ricky Burke officiating. Pallbearers were Ron Miller, H. T. Cunningham, Bill Dew, Earl Farrar, Neal Farrar and Ben Lawrence, Jr. Interment followed services at the Trafalgar Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to

the Trafalgar Cemetery, c/o Mr. Ben Lawrence, 859 Ashley 105, Montrose, AR 71658.

Lois Franklin Moyers

Lois Eva Franklin Moyers, 76, of Hamburg, widow of Hugh Curry "Doc" Moyers, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born July 4, 1923, near Berea to the late Chester A. and Mittie Belle Dickson Franklin, she was a homemaker and a retired nutrition aide for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder, the Colonel Francis Vivian Brooking chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Captain Charles Schreiner chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marcella Franklin Stone and Mary Alice Franklin Dace, and a brother, Charles Hugh Franklin.

Survivors include a son, David Moyers and wife Carol of Hamburg; a daughter, Mary Lea Rieck and husband Peter of Martinez, GA; three brothers-in-law, T. E Moyers of Snyder, A. P. "Bud" Moyers of Lake Village and Donald Dace of Heber Springs; a sister-in-law, Ann Franklin of Mobile, AL; four grandsons, Michael Moyers of Hamburg and John, Andy and Stephen Rieck of Martinez, GA; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Rose Rieck of Martinez, GA, as well as her nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Hamburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Billy R. Carpenter officiating. Grandsons and great-nephews Brad Shiver, Jeff Carpenter, and George, Bill, Trey and Greg Moyers served as pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Mount Olive Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Olive Cemetery Association, c/o Linda Shiver, 213 James Stone Road, Hamburg, AR 71646, the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Higginbotham, 518 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Fellowship Baptist Church, c/o Mary Francis Allen, 170 Ashley Road 912, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Thelma Atkinson

Thelma Atkinson, 77, of Camden died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at the Ouachita County Medical Center. She was retired from Hurley Press and was a member of the Hillside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, U. L. "Shorty" Atkinson.

Survivors are two daughters, Betty Carter of Crossett and Linda Meeks of Camden; two sisters, Edna Mae Barrett of Vandervoort and Lucille Duncan of Cove; a brother, Jackie Smedley of Hatfield; four grandchildren, Angela Terrell of Pine Bluff, Brent Stafford of Camden, Shannon Hawkins of Woodstock, VA, and Daniel Lyons of Garland, TX; and three great-grandchildren, Kohly and Keesa Hawkins of Woodstock, VA, and Gage Terrell of Pine Bluff.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, in the Hillside Baptist church with burial following 3 p.m. services at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove. Arrangements were by Proctor Funeral Home of Camden.

Mr. Udell A. Chadwick

Mr. Udell A. Chadwick, 80, of Hamburg died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Crossett and a resident of the Shiloh community outside Hamburg for the past 40 years, he was a retired farmer and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member and Sunday School teacher, and for many years, directed the Sunday School at the Shiloh Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Katty Reid Chadwick; a grandson, Bryan Bain Chadwick; a brother, T. B. Chadwick; and a sister, Betty Chavis.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Gwen McDougald Chadwick of Hamburg; two sons, Max Chadwick and wife Sandy of Hamburg and Dennis Chadwick and wife June of Crossett; a sister, Jeanell Emory of Hamburg; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and eleven step-great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Shiloh Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmy Bates, Mike Titsworth and Ed Gulledge officiating. Pallbearers will be Jim Stephenson, Roger Chavis, Marion and Hershel Kelley, Chad Higginbotham and Mark McDougald. Honorary pallbearers will be Dean, Wayne, Charles and Bobby Chadwick, Roger, Norwood and Ronnie McDougald, Downey Bowden, Royce, Wesley and Mike Harville, and Richie and Freddie Emory. Burial will follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Josh Cunningham

Mr. Josh Cunningham, 70, of Fountain Hill died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was a native and a resident of Fountain Hill for most of his life, a former resident of Clarksdale, Mississippi, and he was a retired electrician and a member of the Zion United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Charlene Cunningham, in 1994 and his parents, Gus & Georgia Mae Crabtree Cunningham.

Survivors include three sons, Edward, Roger and Carl Cunningham all of Fountain Hill; two daughters, Sherry G. Maxwell of Fountain Hill and Patricia Sury of Houston, TX; three brothers, Ben Cunningham of Winnsboro, LA, Earl Cunningham of Monticello and Lloyd Cunningham of Baskin, LA; two sisters, Margaret Whitsit of Monticello and Margie Thomas of Napa, CA; seven grandchildren, Jimmy Langley, Michael Cunningham, Cassie Maxwell, Kevin Maxwell, Melissa Cunningham, Amanda & Shelby Smith; and two great-grandchildren Amber & Kristopher Langley.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the Zion United Methodist Church with Revs. Pat Wilkerson and Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers were to be Scott Strickland, David Kinney, Harrison Shaver, Jr., Justin & Ronnie Pennington and Joe Chaney. Interment was to follow services at the Zion Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Amanda Jo Fuller

Mrs. Amanda Jo Fuller, 92, of Montrose, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Mrs. Fuller was a native of Ashley County; a resident of Boydell and Montrose for most of her life, a homemaker, a member of the Boydell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Q. A. Fuller in 1982, her parents, David Benjamin & Amanda Miles Hollis Reynolds, a brother and a sister.

Survivors include three sons, Leon, John and Dewayne Fuller all of Houston, TX; three daughters, Zada Warren of Houston, TX, Nora Bawcom of Parkdale and Bobbie Higginbotham of Hamburg; a brother, Dave Bradford Reynolds of Jerome; a sister, Verdell Matthews of Lake Village; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the Montrose Baptist Church with Revs. Larry Donaldson & E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were to be Johnny & Gary Matthews, Glenn Reynolds, Ricky Russell, Henry Greer and Dale Bates. Interment was to follow services at the Trafalgar Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Montrose Baptist Church, 209 W. Oak Street, Montrose, AR 71658 or to the Trafalgar Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Ben Lawrence, 859 Ashley Road 105, Montrose, AR 71658.

Alta Mable Lewis Jeffress

Alta Mable Lewis Jeffress, 92, of Crossett died Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Hamburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born August 9, 1907, to David Oscar and Carrie McDonald Lewis in Jonesboro, LA, she was a teacher for 37 years, a life member of the Arkansas and national Retired Teachers Associations, a member of the Louisiana Tech University Alumni since 1934, and a member of the United Methodist Women and the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, and her husband, Jewell M. Jeffress.

Survivors include a special nephew, John David Allen of Crossett; three great-nephews, David, Donald and Calvin Allen, and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry Williams. Burial followed services at the Unity Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Katlynn Jane Kelley

Katlynn Jane Kelley, four months, of Crossett died Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. The infant was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Bill King, Don Amerson, Johnny Kelley and Martha Combs.

Survivors are her father, Jimmy Don Kelley, and her mother, Krystal Graves, both of Crossett; a sister, Morgan Marie Kelley of Crossett; her grandparents, Nancy Barnett of Crossett, Gary "Pee Pee" Graves of Monticello, Telford and Patricia Norman of Hamburg, and Jimmy C. and Janet Kelley of Fountain Hill; and her great-grandparents, Geneva King and Edith Amerson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Carlton White and Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Kelly Menendez, Todd Shaw, B J. King and Heath King. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Lillian Marie McDaniel

Lillian Marie McDaniel, 81, of Crossett, formerly of Harrell, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 24, 1918, in Bradley County to the late Pate and Fronie Journey Davis, she was a homemaker and a member of the Union Grove Assembly of God. She married Floyd McDaniel on May 16, 1936, and he died June 13, 1962.

Survivors are two daughters, Nina Gilbert and Betty Jane Hooks, both of Crossett; a brother, C. R. Davis of Camden; two sisters, Bertha Davis of Hampton and Ida Mae Heath of Harrell; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Union Grove Assembly of God in Cleveland County with Rev. Moss officiating. Pallbearers included Ronnie Davis, John Parker, Randy Heath, Emmett Parker, Hershel Parker and Pete Heath. Burial followed services at the Union Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

Rose Rice

Rose Rice, 71, of Shreveport, LA, formerly of Crossett, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Schumpert-Dubuis Hospital in Shreveport. Born July 27, 1928, to Darrell Lee and Etta Meeks Smith in Milo, she was a member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lee Ann Sowyers, and her husband, Kenneth Owen Rice.

Survivors are two sons, Ronnie Owen Rice and Bruce Rice; a daughter, Jo Ann Rice, all of Shreveport; three grandchildren, David Owen Dvorshock, Wayne Allen Rice and Stephanie Brook Rice; two great-grandchildren and two nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Donald Chance, Joe Barnett, Calvin Fletcher, Jimmy Meeks, Dennis Barnett and Gary Wayne Smith. Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery.

Ora Lee Smith

Ora Lee Smith, 66, of Kansas City, KS, formerly of Wilmot, died Tuesday, February 28, 2000, in Kansas City. She was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Kansas City for the past two years, a homemaker and a member of the Rising Star Baptist Church.

Survivors are her husband, Norman Smith; two sons, Herbert Smith of Wilmot and Kenneth Woods of Kansas City, KS; two daughters, Regina Smith of Minneapolis, MN, and Margaret Bolton of Kansas City, KS; two sisters, Mary Lou Brown and Lucille Strickland of Wilmot; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Union Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. David Green officiating. Pallbearers were to be Herbert Smith, Kenneth Woods, Norman Bolton, Kenneth Woods, Jr., Marcus Wilson, Mario Wilson, Marton Wilson and Michael Wilson. Burial was to follow services at the Walnut Grove, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Roosevelt "Bo" Vines, Sr.

Mr. Roosevelt (Bo) Vines, Sr. 65, of Parkdale, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Mr. Vines was a native of Rayville, LA a life-long resident of Parkdale, a mechanic and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal & Anna Lee Langley Vines; a sister, Christine Vail; and two brothers, Doyle & Harold Vines.

He is survived by two sons, Billy Vines, Jr., and Carlton Vines of Parkdale; a daughter, Doris Hammond of Wilmot; two sisters, Estelle Cossey of Parkdale and Eddie Lee Vail of El Dorado; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 10 a.m., Monday, March 6, at the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Harry Noble officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Ron Miller, Stevie Hammond, J. D. Grice, J.D. Grice, Jr., Jack McManus and Bobby Vail. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Glenda Wells, P.O. Box 104, Parkdale, AR 71661.

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Mr. Cordell Edward Williams

Mr. Cordell Edward Williams, 88, of Crossett died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at his home. A life long resident of Ashley County, he was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Denell Williams; his parents, Starling and Julia Taylor Williams; four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors are a son, Robert Earl Williams of Richmond, CA; two stepsons, Glenn Frinch of Richmond, CA, and Donald Frinch of Washington; and two daughters, Judy Pray of Clinton, IA and Vertis Prescott Wright of Chicago, IL.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Thursday March 9, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Revs. Tryone Broomfield and Fred Starling officiating. Burial will follow services at the Siloan Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Syble Dennis

Mrs. Syble Dennis, 93, of Parkdale died Friday, February 25, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Lake Village. Mrs. Dennis was a native of Higdon, a resident of Parkdale since 1939 and a homemaker. She was a member of the Parkdale Baptist Church and she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Dennis, in 1993 and her parents, Alfred & Cora Chilton Tackett.

Survivors include by two nieces, Kaye Burcham of Brandon, MS, and Clair Criswell of Greenville, MS, and a great-niece, Leasa Watkins of Southaven, MS.

Grave-side funeral services and interment were 2 p.m., Sunday, February 27, in the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Harry Noble officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Glenda Wells, P.O. Box 104, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Mr. Jerry Edwards

Mr. Jerry Edwards, 77, of Snyder, died Saturday, February 26, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Birmingham, AL; a resident of the Snyder community for the past two years and a resident of Lake Village for most of his life. He was a retired farmer and retired from the State Highway Department. He was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Lake Village. He was preceded in death by a daughter; Rebecca Ann Edwards Brake; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his parents; Austin & Deora Lee Thomas Edwards; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Hazel Perry Edwards of Snyder; seven sons, Jerry Carlton Edwards, Jr. of Minden, LA, Martin Don Edwards of Bastrop, LA, Terry Wayne Edwards of Shawdaloo, LA, Kenneth Edwards of Hamburg, Eddie Edwards of Dermott, Robert Edwards of Lake Village and John Edwards of Snyder; four daughters, Jeanette Hutchinson of Tillar, Nancy Williamson of Portland, Linda Roberts of Hamburg and Annette Jones of Lake Village; a foster son, David Day of Bastrop, LA; two brothers, Charles E. & Donald Edwards, both of Magnolia; one sister, Virginia Grice of Parkdale; 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 29, in the Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Ronnie Garrett and Rev. Phillip Payne officiating. Pallbearers were to be grandsons Donnie, Carlton, Jody, Kennon, Ronnie Jamie & Joey Edwards and Scooter Morphis. Honorary pallbearers were to be Ronald Clifton Edwards, Jamie Scroggins, Trey Jones, Kevin Day, Rusty & Dewayne Edwards and Dewayne McMickle. Interment was to follow services in the Oak Grove Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Virgie Mae Ellis

Mrs. Virgie Mae Ellis, 71, of Crossett died Saturday, February 19,2000, at the Southeast Arkansas Medical Center in El Dorado. Mrs. Ellis was a native of Colquitt, LA, and a member of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church. She was proceeded in death by one son, James E. Ellis, Jr.; her parents, Matthew and Fannie Taylor Chetham; and two brothers, Jessie and Sylvester Chetham.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Ellis of Crossett; six sons: William Glenn and David Ellis of Crossett, Willie and Charles Ellis of Detroit, MI, Cleveland Ellis of Little Rock, and Carlos Ellis of Memphis, TN.; one daughter, Cheryl Walker of Crossett, and one adopted daughter, Sheila D. Wallace; one brother, Rochell Ellis of Detroit, MI; three sisters: Louise Jones of Crossett and Helen Newton and Lovie Bush, both of Flint, MI; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Friday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Byron Bess officiating. Pallbearers were Andre Ellis, Billy Ellis, Derrick Ellis, Ferrial Ellis, Marcus Ellis and Rochelle Ellis. Honorary pallbearers were Nathaniel Blake, Joe Green, Charles Moore and Clarence Steel. Interment was in the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Charles H. Franklin

Mr. Charles H. Franklin, 57, of Hamburg died Friday, February 25, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Amity and a resident of Hamburg since 1966. He received his bachelor's degree from the Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and his master's degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg and taught vocational agriculture at Hamburg High School for 34 years until retiring in January. He was a member of the American Agriculture Teachers Association, past president and vice president of the Arkansas Agriculture Teachers Association and a recipient of the Arkansas Vocational Agriculture Teacher of the Year award. He was a member and sponsor of the Future Farmers of America since 1956. He was the founding sponsor for the Project Pals mentoring program in Arkansas. He was the recipient of the Hamburg Area Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year award for 1999. He was the bus driver, trainer and statistician for the Hamburg Athletic Department for most of his career in Hamburg as well as a hunter safety instructor for many years. Mr. Franklin was instrumental in starting the Dixie Baseball Program in Hamburg, and he was a member of the Hamburg Baseball Commission and the Hamburg Parks and Recreation Commission. He was a district commissioner for the Dixie Youth Baseball, and he was instrumental in starting the girls softball program in Hamburg where there is a girls softball field named in his honor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Jessie Chancellor Franklin; three brothers, Joe, Roland & Jimmy Franklin; and a sister, Nancy Caldonia Franklin. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Pendergrass Franklin; a son, Ted Lee Franklin and his wife, Alicia; a daughter, Kathy Ann Franklin and her friend, Tuan Anh Tran and a granddaughter, Rhiannon Franklin, all of Hamburg; a brother, Lloyd Franklin of Houston, TX; four sisters, Alice Price of Mt. Ida, and Louise Franklin, Brinda Franklin and Linda Watts all of Roseboro and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 26, at the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Richie Emory, Jack McDonald, Marty Martin, Bob Davis, Johnny McMurry, Tommy Hollis, Todd Callaway and Teddy Hickman. Honorary pallbearers were Max Dyson, Shawn Higginbotham, Wardell Washington and the Hamburg High School coaching staff. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Charles H. Franklin Scholarship, Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 S. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Marilyn Hiatt Hudgens

Marilyn Hiatt Hudgens, 73, of Crossett died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born January 19, 1927, in Gillham to Toney and Pearl Goodwin Hiatt, she was a former business owner, office manager and bookkeeper for many years in Crossett. She was treasurer for the City of Crossett in the early 1970s. Also, she was a member, elder and deacon of the Presbyterian Church of Crossett where she served as choir director and organist for 45 years. She taught private music lessons locally for many years. Mrs. Hudgens organized the Crossett chapter of the League of Women Voters, was president of the state organization and treasurer of the national organization. She helped organize the first genealogical society in Crossett and the first community chorus and was a founding member of the Crossett Players where she directed and was associated with many plays and musicals.

Survivors are her husband, Robert H. Hudgens of Crossett; a son, Randy Hudgens of College Station, TX; two daughters, Leslie Hill of Crossett and Susan Mullins of San Antonio, TX; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 26, in the Presbyterian Church of Crossett with Dr. George Wortham and Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Scott, Bob and Bain Young, Andy Hill, Mike Mott and Mike McDaniels. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Vonnie Laverne Maxwell

Vonnie Laverne "Honey" Maxwell of Monticello was born April 25, 1925, in Drew County. She died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Drew Memorial Hospital at the age of 74 years. She was a retired secretary-bookkeeper for the University of Arkansas-Monticello, a member of Eastern Star and a member of First Baptist Church of Monticello. She was the daughter of the late C.I. Burchfield and Lula Stone Burchfield.

Survivors include her husband, Louis Maxwell of Monticello; two daughters, Margaret Edney of Crossett and Betty Lou McFarland of Searcy; one sister, Inez Harriman of Oxford, MS; three grandsons and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service were at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed services at the Oakland Cemetery.

Mr. Credell Polite

Mr. Credell Polite, 94, of Portland died Friday, February 25, 2000, at the Beverly Healthcare of Hamburg. Mr. Polite was a lifelong resident of Portland, a retired farmer and a member of the Portland #2 Baptist Church. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Willie and Hedia Polite, three brothers and eight sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Hattie Mae Polite of Hamburg; and a nephew, Junior Simpson of Crossett.

Funeral services will Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m. in the Portland #2 Baptist Church with the Rev. Albert Fenceroy officiating. Interment was in the Portland #2 Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. William Radford

Mr. William Radford, 45, of Helena died Friday, February 18, 2000, in Helena. Mr. Radford was a native of Crossett, a teacher in the Helena District for the past 18 years, and a member of the Beautiful Zion Baptist Church of Helena.

He is survived by two sons, Brady and William A. Radford, both of Nashville, TN; two daughters, Nakita Radford of Terrell, TX, and Rhateische Radford of Tacoma, WA; his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Jessie Radford, Sr., of Crossett; one brother, Jessie Radford, Jr., of Hope; two sisters, Mary Martin of Crossett and Carol Brow of Monroe, LA; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, February 23, at 4:00 p.m. in Helena with the Rev. L.T. Mapp officiating. Interment was in the Ryles Chapel Cemetery on February 24 at 1:00 p.m., directed by Stephens Funeral Home of West Helena.

Maude Senn Ferrell

Maude Senn Ferrell, 87, of Warren died Friday, February 18, 2000, at the Lakeside Rehabilitation Center in Lake Village. Born September 16, 1912, at Sumpter to the late Walter and Nicie Pope Senn, she was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Fellowship Church. She married Bernard B. Ferrell April 13, 1940, and he died September 11, 1984. She was also preceded in death by a son, Walter Ferrell; a stepmother, Alice Senn; a brother, Harmon Senn; and a sister, Margie Willis.

Survivors are two sons, Louis Ferrell of Fussa, Japan, and Phillip Ferrell of Mountain View; two daughters, Patricia South of Chaney, WA, and Vickie Barrett of Portland; a brother, George Senn of Jersey; seven sisters, Eva Lou Ferrell, Carmen Campbell, Athleen Hines and Sarah Carter of Warren, Una Miller of Pine Bluff, Mary Frisby of Fort Smith and Linnie Mae Connor of Bryan, TX; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 21, in the Christian Fellowship Church in Warren with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Lawana Mann was pianist. Pallbearers were Allen Ferrell, Billy Massey, Wayne Steadman, James Temple, Don Stuard and James E. Smith.

Burial followed services at the Smyrna Cemetery, directed by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

Thomas C. Hunter

Thomas C. Hunter, 65, of Crossett died Saturday, February 19, 2000, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Born October 2, 1934, to Grafton Pinson and Lula Marinda Holt Hunter in Coffeeville, MS, he was an U. S. Army veteran who served in Germany. He retired from the Georgia-Pacific tissue mill after 33 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Arkansas Trace Hunting Club and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Hunter Outlaw.

Survivors are his wife of 41 years, Pat Hunter; a son, Thomas C. Hunter, Jr., and a daughter, Felicia Outlaw, all of Crossett; two brothers, Percy Hunter of Coldwater, TN, and Leroy Hunter of Crossett; a sister, Marie Walker of Water Valley, MS; and a grandson, Patric Outlaw of Crossett

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Burial followed services at the Pine Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Mr. Morris Wyatt Kervin

Mr. Morris Wyatt Kervin, 73, of Natchez, MS, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at his home in Natchez where he had lived for the past four years. He was a native of Natchez and a former resident of Parkdale, New Orleans, and Shreveport, LA. He was a Certified Public Accountant, an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Parkdale Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, D. D. and Velma Tisdale Kervin, and two brothers, Dale and Virgil E. Kervin.

Survivors are two brothers, Rex G. Kervin of Rayville, LA, and George M. Kervin of Midlothian, TX; two sisters, Mary Virginia Looney of Dallas, TX, and Jeannette Dickey of Natchez; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Grave-side services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, at the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Harry Noble officiating.

Famous "Porkchop" Pickins

Famous "Porkchop" Pickins, 70, of Crossett died Saturday, February 12, 2000, at the Leisure Lodge. He was born March 29, 1929, in Homer, LA, and was a retired cook.

Survivors are a daughter, Kathy Lewis of Las Vegas, NV; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Childs of Crossett; three brothers, Willie D. and Edgar Battle of Las Vegas and Willie Battle of Houston, TX; a sister, Pearl Battle of Los Angeles, CA; and three grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 19, at the Forrest Grove Cemetery in Homer, LA, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Beverly Ann Poss Price

Beverly Ann Poss Price, 66, of Shreveport, LA, died Monday, February 21, 2000. She was born September 14, 1933, in Oklahoma City, OK, and lived in Warren and Hamburg until moving to Monroe, LA, in 1992. She relocated to Shreveport last spring to live near her youngest son and his family. She was the oldest child of a Methodist minister, born to the late Thomas Gaston and Hazel Meek Poss. She married the late Gordon Stephens Price of Cornersville in 1953. She was active in her church and community through the years.

Survivors are two sons, Stephen Price of Hattiesburg and Keith Price of Shreveport; five grandchildren, William and Thomas Price of Hattiesburg, Brittany Rae Price of Greenwood, IN, and Emily Marien and Ryan Price of Shreveport; two brothers, Richard Poss of Monroe and John Poss of Little Rock; three nieces and three nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation was planned for 5:30-8:30 Tuesday, February 22, in the Frazier Funeral Home in Warren. Funeral services were planned for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, in the First United Methodist Church in Warren with burial following at the Prosperity Methodist Church in Pansy.

Mr. Ruben Salazar

Mr. Ruben Salazar, 40, of Hamburg died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, in Desha County as the result of a logging accident. A native of Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, he had lived in Hamburg for the past year and was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He was a saw operator for Moyers Logging of Montrose.

Survivors include his wife, Silvia Cuellar Salazar; two sons, Rene and Louis Salazar; a daughter, Rosi Salazar; his father, Miguel Salazar; four sisters, Flora, Aida, Ines and Martha Salazar, all of Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico; four brothers, Juan Salazar and Manuel of Sialo and Guadalupe and Blas Salazar of Hamburg.

Rosary services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 20, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with a funeral mass at 4 p.m. with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Interment will be Friday, February 25, in the Silao Cemetery in Mexico, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Ione M. Scott

Funeral services for Mrs. Ione M. Scott, 90, of Farmerville, LA, were at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2000, at the Farmerville First Baptist Church with Bro. David Martin officiating. Burial followed at the Farmerville City Cemetery with arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home.

Mrs. Scott, who died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, was a native of Ashley County, a retired secretary for the State Department of Public Welfare, a member of the Farmerville First Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School Class, a charter member of the Union General Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a Girl Scout leader with the Silver Waters Girl Scout Council. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack H. Scott, and a daughter, Jackie Jean Fischer.

Survivors are a son, Jimmy Scott and wife Beth of Spearsville, LA, a daughter, Becky Damschen and husband Harv of Roseburg, OR; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Joe Schick, Stein Baughman, Jr., Fred Stewart, Dewitt Crow, Ted Lamprich and Wayne Giddens.

Hilda Pauline Little White

Hilda Pauline Little White, 80, of Crossett died Saturday, February 19, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born May 26, 1919, to Armon and Rosa Lee Taunton Little, she was a homemaker and a member of the Beech Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim White.

Survivors are two daughters, Barbara Wesson of Blytheville and Cheryl Wilcoxon of Crossett; three brothers, Raymond Little of Strong, Cortez Little of Farmerville, LA, and Murphy Little of Crossett; two sisters, Avis White and Annie White, both of Crossett; five grandchildren, Jim Wesson of Harlingen, TX, David Wesson of Hamburg, Barry and Bryan Wilcoxon of Plaquemine, LA, and Brad Wilcoxon of Flagstaff, AZ; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, February 21, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Revs. Bob Vest and Gayle Riles officiating. Pallbearers were Jim and David Wesson, Barry, Brad and Bryan Wilcoxon and Ben White. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Beech Street Baptist Church, 500 Beech Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Brandon Ryan Ashcroft

Brandon Ryan Ashcroft, infant son of Rev. David and Terry Anthony Ashcroft of Grady, died Monday, February 7, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

Survivors in addition to his parents are three brothers, Dylan, Matthew and Christian Lukas Ashcroft; his maternal grandparents, Sonny and Sue Anthony of Crossett; his paternal grandparents, Herman and Willie Ashcroft of Hot Springs; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 12, at the Zion Cemetery with Revs. F. Gladwin Connell and Pat Wilkerson officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mary Holland Deal

Mary Holland Deal, 94, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000. She was the widow of Jesse J. Deal. They lived in Fountain Hill until recent years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill and a homemaker. Other than her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, A.B. and Minnie Holland; two brothers, Joel Holland and Buren Holland; and one sister, Lorene Sims.

Survivors include one son, Conrad Deal of Warren; three daughters, Frances Cleveland of Maumelle, Jo Ann Phillips and Jean Kilcrease of Crossett; two sisters, Clyda Fay Welsh of Cherry Log, GA, and Madge King of Crossett; two brothers, Pierson Holland of Lucas, Ohio, and Charles F. Holland of Oceanside, CA; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Fountain Hill with the Reverend Bill Elton officiating. Burial followed at Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons Mark Deal, Terry Phillips, Kevin Kilcrease, Kent Kilcrease, David Cleveland, John Denton and Neal Phillips. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill or to a favorite charity.

Mrs. Mable Lee Edwards

Mrs. Mable Lee Edwards, 87, of Wilmot died Monday, February 7, 2000, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. Mrs. Edwards was a lifelong resident of Wilmot, a retired school teacher and farmer and a member of Shady Grove A.M.E. Church. She retired from teaching after 36 years and farming after 50 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Marie Watt of Wilmot, a grandson, Dewayne Watt of Wilmot, and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Shady Grove A.M.E. with the Rev. Nolan Watson officiating. Pallbearers were David Hill, Andrew Metcalf, Lorenzo Woods, William Jackson, Curtis Hillary and Charles Raino. Honorary pallbearers were Warren Fenceroy, William Wood, John Perkins and Cain Wilder.

Interment was in the Gospel Temple Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Mr. Martin Gutierrez

Mr. Martin Gutierrez, 26, of Hamburg died Tuesday, February 8, 2000, in Desha County. He was a native of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, a resident of Hamburg for the past three months, a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, and a saw operator for Lauhon Logging Company.

Survivors include his wife, Ofelia Medrano Gutierrez; a son, Martin Guadalupe Gutierrez Medrano; a daughter, Carmela Gutierrez Medrano; his parents, Juvencio and Maria Gutierrez; six brothers, Juan Francisco, Miguel Antonio, Pascual, Bernardino, Juan Jose and Marcus Gutierrez; and two sisters, Rosalena and Belen Gutierrez, all of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

A funeral mass was at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 13, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Interment will be February 18 in the Municipal Horte Cemetery in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Hazel Eujenior Hayes

Hazel Eujenior Hayes, 89, of Crossett died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. She was born on Nov. 27, 1910, to Rufus and Mary Glover Rice in Bradley County. Mrs. Hayes was a homemaker and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Terry Hines, and a great-grandson, Dakota Hines.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Luther Hayes of Crossett; two sons, Sammie Joe Hayes of Warren and Rex Hayes of Branson, MO; one daughter, Denver Jeffers of Crossett; 10 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with the Revs. Wayman Mann and John Reed officiating. Pallbearers were Marty, Greg, and Bruce Hayes and Dennis, Tony and Donnie Hines. Honorary pallbearers were Mitchell Greeenwood, Lavern Rice, Bill Watson, Robert Nichols, Dale Taylor, Otis Brady, Tency Schilders, John C., Bobby, Danny and Carl Jeffers and Sean Grisham. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Jason William Bonnell

Jason William Bonnell, 22, of 2423 Delane Avenue, Waterloo, IA, died January 15, 2000, in Marietta, GA. He was born November 25, 1977, in Mansfield, Ohio, to Tom and Shari Pistole Bonnell and was employed by McLeod Cable Company of Cedar Rapids, IA. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William "Billy" Pistole, and his great-grandfather, William C. Pistole, Sr.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Gerald and Shari Weiland of Waterloo; his father and stepmother, Tom and Deb Bonnell of Hampton, GA; a sister, Kristi Bonnell and nieces Sydney and Sierra of Bluffton, Ohio; stepsisters, Cami Weiland and Ginny Niedert, three nieces and a nephew of Waterloo; his maternal grandparents, Mary and Deke Deklyn of Mansfield, Ohio; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Helen Bonnell of Columbus Grove, Ohio; and his great-grandmother, Doris Pistole of Coralville, IA. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. in the Church Lutheran Church at 234 Hackett Road, Waterloo, IA.

Nelle D. Byrd

Nelle D. Byrd, 93, died September 3, 1999, at Richland, WA. Born in Hamburg, August 3, 1906, to Herbert and Stella Wells Davis, she moved to the Tri Cities area of Washington with her husband in 1944. She worked for the Office of Price Administration during World War II and then worked for the Richland School District until she retried in 1971. She was very involved with the Richland Senior Citizens Center and the Senior Companion Program and was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary and the Richland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Byrd, in 1965.

Survivors are her children, Betty S. Arey and husband Ted of West Richland, James R. Byrd and wife Catherine of Tucson, AZ, Michael J. Byrd and wife Lynn of Richland and Judy B. Kophs and husband Stan of Richland; 12 grandchildren, Bruce, Sean and Marc Arey, John and James Byrd, Kelly Stell, Matthew, Michael and Mary Kylie Byrd, Dawn Simmelink and Christopher and Jaime Hawkins; 13 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mable Foote and Hazel Lewis; and a brother, Herbert Davis.

Grave-side services were held in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland. Memorials may be made to the Tri Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick WA 99336.

Mrs. Helen Hooker Dunn

Mrs. Helen Hooker Dunn, 91, of Hamburg died Wednesday, February 2, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of DeWitt who had lived in Hamburg since 1949, she was a homemaker and a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Dunn; her parents, Robert Carl and Jennie Etta Vawters Hooker; a brother, Robert Hooker; and a sister, Ollie Nora Dempsy.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews, two step-grandchildren, Lois McDaniel and Everett McCullough of Hamburg; two step-great-grandchildren, Tammy Penervelle of Ashland City, TN, and Martin Pennington of Bastrop; and three step-great-great-grandchildren, Jackie and Joe Coleman of Ashland City, and Martin Pennington, Jr., of Bastrop.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 5, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Travis Roberts and Joey Meredith officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Chain, Jimmy and Jim Hemphill, Thomas Coker, Gary Massey and Raymond Garner. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Amon Morris Herrington

Amon Morris Herrington, 78, of Crossett died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at his home. Born July 22, 1921, in Crossett to Abner Morris and Fannie Barnett Herrington, he was a painter and was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Curtis, Robert and Roy Herrington.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Herrington; a son, Morris Herrington and wife Tina; three brothers, Edward and Billy Joe Herrington, all of Crossett, and Gerald Herrington of Monroe, LA; seven sisters, Estelle Chandler, Essie Fay Meyer and Frances Blissett of Crossett, Rose Lee White and Reathea Laws of Little Rock, Jessie Mae Harvey of Bogalusa, LA, and Sybil Standridge of Clinton; two grandchildren, Whitney and Courtney Herrington of Crossett; and 44 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 3, at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Gayle Riles officiating. Pallbearers were Keith, James, Kevin, Robbie, Joey and Harry Harrington and Ronald Dean Forrest. Honorary pallbearers were Hayden and Johnny Hennington, Sonny and Ronnie Anthony and Jeff Smith. Burial followed services at Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Cleveland King, Jr.

Cleveland King, Jr., 41, of Crossett died Saturday, January 29, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care of Crossett. A life-long resident of Ashley County, he was a construction worker and member of the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ. He was preceded in death by his father, Cleveland King, Sr.

Survivors are his mother, Johnnie Bell King of Crossett; four brothers, Dewayne Franklin and Kenneth King of San Jose, CA, Wardell King of Houston, TX, and Robert King of Crossett; and two sisters, Marsha Miller of Pine Bluff and Magdalene King of Oak Ridge, LA.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, February 4, in the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ with Bishop R. E. Matheney officiating. Pallbearers were Ricky Matheney, Chuck Brown, Chris Duke, Alonzo "Pete" Harris, Joe Monroe and Anthony Danzy. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ben Franklin Pickle

Ben Franklin Pickle, 54, of Crossett died Monday, January 31, 2000, at his home. A life-long resident of Crossett, he was a house mover, an U. S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era, and a member of Jarvis Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lula Harold Pickle and a brother, Harvey Pickle.

Survivors are a stepson, Shannon and wife Janice Martin of Searcy; two daughters, Tabitha Jeffrey and Michelle and husband Bruce White of Camden; two brothers, James Pickle of Carmichael, CA, and Jimmy and wife Marty Pickle of Crossett; two sisters, Minnie Atkins and Nancy and husband Doyle Gray of Crossett; a granddaughter and three step-granddaughters.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Don Ward and Ralph Gray officiating. Pallbearers were Carl Gray, Kirk Gray, Bobby "Bo" Powell, Keith Forrest, Woody Forrest and Robert Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers were S. C. Ferrell, Ed Edmonson and members of VFW Post 9360. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery.

James C. Smith

James C. Smith, 92, of Lake Village died Monday, January 31, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital. Born in Savannah, TN, on April 23, 1907, to the late James C. and Maggie J. Thomas Smith, he was a farmer, had a land clearing business and was a caretaker of the Woodstock Island Hunting Club for 50 years. An avid sportsman and a member of the Lake Village Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by a son, James Christopher "Scooter" Smith in 1968 in Vietnam.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Marjorie W. Smith of Lake Village; a son, William H. Smith of Lake Village; a daughter, Sherry Copete of Houston, TX; grandchildren Melissa B. and husband Robert McArthur of Portland, Christopher and wife Beverly Boyd of Jackson, MS, Bill, Keith and Bruce Smith of California; great-grandchildren Megan, Shelby and Robert McArthur of Portland and Matt, Jason and Tyler Boyd of Jackson, MS; a brother, Durwood Smith of Mobile, AL; and a sister, Margaret Wright of Mayflower.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, in the Lake Village Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Albritton officiating and with eulogies by State Rep. Sammy Angel and Dean Evans. . Pallbearers were Dean Evans, Sam Angel, Larkin Brown, Bob Neal, Jerry Seamans, and Shanon Talkington. Honorary pallbearers were Red Gearing and Johnny Grassi. Burial followed services at the Lake Village City Cemetery with arrangements by Steele Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Memorials may be made to Exhibit Hope, 8626 Beechcrest, Houston, TX 77083.

William Edward "Buddy" Upshaw

William Edward "Buddy" Upshaw, 54, of Crossett died Sunday, January 30, 2000, at his home. Born October 10, 1945, in Bastrop, LA, to David and Mary Woods Upshaw, he was a back tender for Georgia Pacific Paper Operations and a member of the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Mitch and Darrell Upshaw of Silsbee, TX; a daughter, Dana Upshaw of Crossett; two brothers, Johnny Upshaw of Hermitage and Kevin Upshaw of Eva Dale, TX; a sister, Kim Taylor of Eva Dale, TX; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Tuesday, February 1, in the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Thad Douglas officiating. Pallbearers were James Coody, Paul McClain, Henry Ray Sowyers, Herman Jackson, Raymond Pitchford, Jimmy Grelly, Floyd Stephenson, Richard Barnett, Buck Fryar and Donny Ray Lowry.

Burial followed services at the Gravel Ridge Cemetery near Hermitage, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Katie Berry Ware

Mrs. Katie Berry Ware, 89, of Fountain Hill died Sunday, February 6, 2000, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native of Hamburg and a life-long resident of Fountain Hill, she was a member of the Fountain Hill Baptist Church and was retired from Burlington Industries. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton L. Ware; her parents, Edward and Susan Anna Odom Berry; two sisters, Vennie Mae Keene and Virgie Haney; a brother, Clifton Berry; and a nephew, Billy Berry.

Survivors include a nephew, Charles Keene of Crossett; two nieces, Lois Haney of Portland, Maine, and Fay Sparks of Zachary, LA; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, in the Fountain Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Elton officiating. Pallbearers were to be Carl Sivils, Dennis Thurman, Kerry Yelvington, Gerald White, Randy Keene and Johnny Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were to be Omer and Sterling White, J. B. Oglesby, Bobby Allison, Leon Roberts, Wayne Burch, V. W. Cason and Bobby Graham. Burial was to follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Kerry Yelvington, 161 Ashley Road 81 East, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Claressa Ann Hartley

Mrs. Claressa Ann Barker Hartley, 45, of Hamburg died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of East St. Louis, IL, and a Hamburg resident for the past 25 years, she attended the Eden Baptist Church and was retired from the Hamburg Shirt Factory. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Smart, and a brother, Charley G. Barker.

Survivors include a son, Kevin Lee Hartley; a daughter, Kendra Marie Hartley, both of Fountain Hill; her parents, Charley and Wanda Hicks Barker of Hamburg; two brothers, Gary D. and Phillip S. Barker of Collinsville, IL; two sisters, Kathy Norrell and Rhonda Sawyer of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Destiny Neshea Hartley and Adam Tyler Choate; 21 nieces and nephews and ten great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Mike Titsworth and Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were to be Shane Hartley, Hank and Jimmy Don Norrell, Brad Sawyer, Shane Sivils and Shane Rickman. Burial was to follow services at the Eden Cemetery.

Harry Buford Hill

Harry Buford Hill, 76, of Eudora died Monday, January 24, 2000, at the Baptist Medical Center. Born in Dry Bayou on December 23, 1923, to the late Henry and Anna Bell Hill, he was an U. S. Navy veteran of the Pacific Campaign during World War II, a retired farmer and member of the New Hope Baptist Church where he was a men's Sunday School class teacher for 30 years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rites of Freemasonry, F&AM #13 of Portland, the Association of Quorum Courts, and Delta Chapter 571 of the Order of Eastern Star. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Turner Butler Hill, Albert Gilbert "Dub" Hill and Leroy Hill; and three sisters, Viola Ferrell, Harvie Williamson and Essie Mays.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Louise Hill; two sons, Johnny Allen of Bridge City, TX, and Dennis Allen of Peterborough, NH; a sister, Gladys Blackwell of Hamburg; six grandchildren, Melissa Taylor of Port Arthur, TX, Brandy Phillips of Bridge City, Tina Allen of Houston, TX, Johnny Allen, Jr, of Bridge City, Shawn Allen of Atlanta, GA, and Shera Allen Brown of Mitford, NH; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, in the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Sanders Brooks officiating. Pallbearers were Lonnie Knight, Woody West, Tom Brady, Tommy Poole, Kenny Clark and Gilmer Whittington.

Burial followed services at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Eudora, directed by Steele Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Mr. Ray Anthony Rogers

Mr. Ray Anthony Rogers, 35, of Wilmot died Monday, January 24, 2000, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A life-long resident of Wilmot, he was an employee of Justice Pecan Company and a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosie Rogers, on December 1, 1987.

Survivors include his wife, Jennie Diggs Rogers of Hamburg; four sons, Robert, Christopher and Corderra Diggs of Hamburg and Jeffrey Jermaine Stanley of Wilmot; two daughters, Christina Rogers of Hamburg and Azeria Cobbs of Parkdale; his stepfather, Troy Stanley of Wilmot; four bothers, Nathan, Dewayne "Charlie," and Troy Stanley, Jr., of Wilmot and James O'Nell of Little Rock; three sisters, Sheila M. Stanley, Gloria Jean Penn and Beverlyn R. Heard of Wilmot; and his grandmother, Fannie Raino of Wilmot.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, January 31, in the First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. George Grisley officiating. Pallbearers were Henry Moore, Bennie Diggs, Calvin Brown, Jasper Rainey, Curtis Haskins, Jr., and William Whitaker. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Wilmot High School 1982 class. Burial followed services at the St. Martha Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Shirley Swan

Mr. Shirley Swan, 80, of Hamburg died Monday, January 24, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Hamburg and life-time resident of the Pine Hill community, he was a member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II.. He retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill in 1978 after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles "Buster" Swan in 1995; a daughter, Cathy Swan, in 1953; his parents, John W. and Hattie Jordan Swan; three brothers, Louis, Radford and Lonnie Swan; three sisters, including his twin, Verlie Swan, and Addine Leigh and Nathalee Bozeman Martin.

Survivors include his wife, Iva Kate Norrell Swan; a daughter, Susan Kay Swan of Longview, TX; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Norrell Swan of Hamburg; a brother, Rayford Swan of Hamburg; a sister, Donnie Pennington of Crossett; a grandson, Jason Lovett of Hamburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, in the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Paul McKissick and Lawrence Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny and Billy Mark Swan, Kenneth and Johnnie Leigh, Wesley and Jerry Swan and Ronnie Bozeman. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Christian Academy, 803 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Dell Corder Tucker

Mrs. Dell Corder Tucker, 58, of Hamburg died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Ashley County, she lived in Portland until 1958 and had lived in Hamburg for 40 years. She retired in 1992 after 30 years as a case worker for the Department of Human Services. She attended the Gardner Baptist Church, and she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy E. Tucker, in 1994.

Survivors are a daughter, Kim Pounds and husband Mark of Hamburg; her parents, Clifford and Carrie Woods Corder, formerly of Portland; a brother, Charles W. Corder of Blanchard, LA; a sister, Sue Russell of El Dorado; a grandson, Jonathan Pounds; two nephews, Toby Russell of El Dorado and Chuck Corder of Blanchard, LA; and a niece, Lisa Hay of Blanchard, LA.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 30, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Charles Pullin and Gayle Riles officiating. Pallbearers were Eddie Mack Murphy, Jeff Foster, Coley Lovett, Tommy Clark, Todd Callaway and Gale Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Toby Russell and Chuck Corder. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Ira Lane Bays

Ira Lane Bays, 70, of Crossett died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at his home. Born July 20, 1929, in Crossett to Leland and Gladys Hagood Bays, he was a retired millwright for the Crossett Lumber Company and a member of the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Dixon Bays of Crossett; three sons, Dennis Lane Bays of Dayton, TX, Danny Lamar Bays and David Ramond Bays of Crossett; eight granddaughters, Dana Bays Sawyer of Monticello, E. Dianne Bays Davis of Little Rock, Anna Lane Bays, Carrie Spurlock, Rita Dixon, Rhonda Curran, Tina Carter and Stacy Cope, all of Crossett; two grandsons, Tyler Spurlock and Darrel Nellums of Crossett; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Davis of Little Rock.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Carlock Cemetery with Rev. Farrell Breshears officiating. Pallbearers were Jerry Wayne Jeffers, Bryan Bays, LaDon Martin, Jimmy Dixon, Mike Cone and Darcy Jeffers. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Jean Stell Cahill

Jean Stell Cahill, 82, of Pine Bluff died Friday, January 21, 2000, at the Davis Life Care Center in Pine Bluff. Born October 3, 1917, in the Promise Land community outside Hamburg to the late David E. and Johnnie Mae Smith Stell, she received her education in Hamburg and graduated from Hamburg High School. She worked 27 years as a clerk for Good Grocery Company which later became Good Home Center and also at J. C. Penny as an alternation lady until she retired in 1985. A member of the Immanuel Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School Class, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Dave Cahill; a sister, Frances Stell Kelley; and a brother, John D. Stell.

Survivors include a son, Ira Don Cahill of Sherrill; three sisters, Celeste Fairweather of Davenport, Iowa, Carrie Austin of Monticello and Betty Donaldson of Crossett; two grandsons, David and Doug Cahill, both of Morrilton; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 22, in the chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Rev. Houston Austin officiating. Burial followed services at the Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Conway County Community Center, 1307 North Business 9, Morrilton, AR 72110.

Maxine Pierce Carpenter

Maxine Pierce Carpenter, 75, of Hamburg died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at the Methodist Nursing Home in Fort Smith. A native of Forrest City, she lived in Hamburg for over 45 years and had lived in Greenwood for the past two-and-a-half years. She retired from the Ashley County Library in 1996 after 27 years, and she was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church of Hamburg until the past year, when she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenwood. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sara Carpenter; her parents, Clarence and Thelma Thompson Pierce; a twin sister, Mildred Narrell; and a brother, C. R. Pierce.

Survivors are two sons, David Carpenter and wife Marilyn of Ladelle and Steve Carpenter of Monroe, LA; a daughter, Claire McCants and husband Art of Greenwood; a sister, Helen Jacks of Camden; a sister-in-law, Archie Pierce of Asheville, NC; four grandsons, Shane and Marcus Carpenter and Will and John David McCants; and a great-grandson, Ryan Carpenter.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 22, in the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington, Rev. Klois Hargis and Rev. Ronnie Deal officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Shane and Marcus Carpenter, Will and John David McCants and nephews Jay Westbrook and Lee Narrell.

Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 350, Hamburg, AR 71646; the Leukemia Society of America, attention Barbara Robinson, 600 West Third Ave., NY NY 10016, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 10002 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Carl Ray Collins

Carl Ray Collins, 51, of Crossett died Friday, January 21, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of the Promise Land community outside Hamburg and a former Hamburg resident, he had lived in Crossett since 1991. An U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era, he was a truck driver and a Baptist and was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Mildred Elton Collins; a sister, Shirley Collins Harper; and two brothers, Jerry Wayne and Travis Collins.

Survivors include his fiancee, Glenda Maxwell; a son, Chris Collins; two daughters, Dawn and Chasity Collins; a brother, Richard Collins, all of Crossett; three grandchildren, Joshua, Zachary and Seth Collins; Glenda's children, Kim Hollis, Lee Savage and Karen Huntsman, all of Crossett; and Glenda's nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 23, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Sanderlin, Ray and Lewis Elton, Jerry Lee Stanley, Ronnie Ware and J. W. Mann. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby and Mark Stanley, Glen Hamilton and Lee Savage. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Hazel Agnes Hill

Hazel Agnes Hill, 93, of Crossett died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 1, 1906, in Hamburg to Jesse and Amzie Hill, she was a graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College (University of Central Arkansas) and Peabody College (Vanderbilt University). She taught for many years and retired as the Crossett High School librarian in 1971. Ms. Hill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett where she was a church librarian and taught adult Sunday School classes. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Carlton Hill.

Survivors include three sisters, Bayda Lawrence of Portland and Annie Jo Farrar and Mildred Dew of Crossett and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 22, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Carlton Lawrence, Bill Dew, Earl Farrar, Neal Farrar, Dr. Bob Lawrence, Tommy Hooks, Pat Cook and Tommy Tucker. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 701 Main, Crossett, AR 71635.

Rhonda Annette Powell

Rhonda Annette Powell, 54, of Crossett died Monday, January 24, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. A life-long resident of Ashley County, she was a retired secretary for the Crossett Public Schools and a member of the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She was the church treasurer for 22 years and the pianist for the past 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Kana Melverta Holland Blake; and a sister, Elizabeth Meredith.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Ray Powell; two sons, Bobby S. "Bo" Powell and wife Sandra and Brandon Keith Powell and wife Brandy; a brother, Douglas Blake, Jr., all of Crossett; two sisters, Oma Lee Head of Victoria, TX, and Jean White of Bastrop, LA; and a granddaughter, Brittany Nicole Powell.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 26, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Carlton White and Kenneth Watt officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers were to be Wayne Herron, Keith Forrest, W. D. Herron, Mike White, Wilburn Seamons and Phillip Lum. Honorary pallbearers were to be Frankie White, Jimmy Kelley, Ronald Ricks and LaDon Martin. Burial will follow services at the Antioch Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1404 Crossett, AR 71635.

Mr. W. A. Rutledge

Mr. W. A. Rutledge, 82, of Portland died Friday, January 21, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native of West Monroe, LA, he was a resident of the Aulds community outside Portland since 1937 when he and his father homesteaded the family home place. He was a retired farmer and pipeline welder and an U. S. Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II. A member of the Aulds Baptist Church and the Pipeliners Union 798, he was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ara Armstrong Rutledge; a brother, Erskin Rutledge; and two sisters, Repta Tippen and Leola Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Baumann Rutledge; a son, William "Willie" Rutledge, Jr.; a brother, Roy Hill Rutledge; a sister, Elizabeth Bozeman Hamilton, all of Portland; and a grandson, Josh Hammond of Little Rock.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, January 24, in the Aulds Baptist Church with Revs. Ray Williams and E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were George Bozeman, David Ponder, Jake Gay, Donald M. Bozeman, and Bruce and John Paul Rutledge. Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Dalton, Justin and Josh Carpenter, Leroy Matthews and George and David Rutledge.

Burial followed services at 3 p.m. Monday in the New Sardis Cemetery in West Monroe, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Marie Simpson

Marie Simpson, 82, of Crossett died Saturday, January 22, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born in Crossett April 12, 1917, to L. L. and Braska Standard Kelley, she worked at the Minit Shop for many years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Simpson.

Survivors are a brother, Willis Kelley of Kennett, MO: a sister, Jayne Pennington of Crossett; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Monday, January 24, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry Williams and Bro. Bobby Pennington officiating. Pallbearers were Philip, Jerry and Bobby Pennington, Laron Burke, Tommy Kelley and Rex Dodson. Burial followed services at the Lakewood Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Edith Brown

Mrs. Edith Brown, 93, of Hamburg died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mrs. Brown was a native and life-long resident of Hamburg, a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church and the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Brown, in 1984; a daughter, Bettye Hobbs in 1993; two grandsons, David Ray Brown and Greg Brown; and her parents, John and Martha Sedberry Hill.

Survivors are five sons, Cecil Brown of Farmerville, LA, Bill Brown of Bastrop, LA, Bobby Brown of Little Rock, Jimmy Brown of Clarksville, TX and John Brown of Cupertino, CA; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 15 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Brown, Charlie Spencer, Dierke Hobbs, Richard Byrd, Dennis Byrd and Milton Raulston. Interment was at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Pearline Franklin

Mrs. Pearline Franklin, 63, of Crossett died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at the Jefferson Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Franklin was a native of Ashley County, a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker and a member of Living Testament Church of God in Christ. . She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Franklin; one son, Gary D. Bankston; her parents, Mose and Ada Cason Goree; one brother, Richard Cason; and three sisters: Evora Colbert, Rhoda B. Hayes and Evonne Rowe.

She is survived by two sons, Lawrence Bankston Jr. of Crossett and Ricky Franklin of Kansas City, MO; two brothers, Robert Cason of Houston, TX and John L. Cason of Oakland, OH; two sisters, Cornelius Simmons of Oakland, CA and Florene Franklin of Crossett; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 17, at 11 a.m. at the Living Testament Church of God in Christ with Rev. Nolan Phillips officiating. Pallbearers were Levell Stanley Jr., Robert Stanley, Johnny Stanley, Glenn Stanley, Ray Stanley and Doyal Miller. Interment was at the Nimmons Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Thurman Paul Gilmore

Thurman Paul Gilmore, 80, of Crossett died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at his residence. He was born on May 2, 1919, in Strong to his parents, Thermion and Annie Pearl Taunton Gilmore. Mr. Gilmore was a World War II veteran and a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific Paper.

Survivors include one son, James Monroe Gilmore of Crossett; three daughters, Paulette Gilmore of Pine Bluff, Linda Mitchell of Altus, and Betty Watson of Rye, TX; two sisters, Sarah Christine Gilmore Lee and Shirley Ann Gilmore Faulkner, both of Little Rock; eleven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at two p.m. Friday, January 14, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Isaac Patton officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Dillard, Jimmy Cook, Michael Gilmore, Nicholas Amos, Walter Paul Clark, Chris Evans, Tommy Rice, Lonnie Sharp, and Charles Burton. Interment was at Pinewood Memorial Park. Howard Buford Graves

Howard Burford Graves, 86, of Monticello died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at his home. Born in Drew County on March 16, 1913, to the late Otis and Lucy Chavis Graves, he worked for Continental Can Company and was a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors are a son, William Graves of Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Linda Irwin of Washington and Ruby Ann Simmons of California; one brother, Preston Graves of Monticello; a sister, Deva Adair of Pine Bluff; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a stepson, Cecil Howell of Bryant; and two stepdaughters, Virginia Graves of Monticello and Barbara Day of Oregon.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 13, in the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Revs. Jim Bates and Jack Ferguson officiating. Pallbearers were Tommy, Wayne, and Dale Graves, Donny Bowden, Clifford Bowden and Roger Chavis.

Burial followed services at the Prairie Grove Cemetery, directed by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

Christopher Allen Howard

Christopher Allen Howard, 16, of Crossett died Thursday, January 6, 2000, in Crossett. Mr. Howard was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Crossett and a Baptist. He was proceeded in death by his father, Vance Allen Howard.

He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Stanley, and his step-father, Willie Stanley; three brothers, Antonio Charleston, Alonzo Lambert and Marcus Charleston; one step-brother, William Robinson; and one sister, Veronica Curtis; his maternal grandmother, Irene Fisher, all of Crossett; his paternal grandparents, George W. and Lee Ester Howard of Hamburg; and a special friend, Monique Kennedy.

Funeral services were Thursday, January 13, at 1:00 p.m. at the Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Burt Shaw, Elroy Beverly, Herbert William, Curtis Jackson Jr., Marcus Harris and Marlee Carter. Honorary pallbearers were William Robinson, Louis Gaston II, Marcus Jordan, Oliver Caldwell Jr., Edward Morris Jr. and Jonathan James. Interment was at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Hazel Ann Risher

Hazel Ann Risher, 64, of Crossett died Friday, January 14, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Mrs. Risher was born February 5, 1935, to Bobby and Lena Frisby. She was retired from Wal-Mart and was a member of the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors are her husband, Joe C. Risher of Crossett; three sons, Roger D. Teague of Phoenix, Mark C. Risher of Crossett and Randy S. Risher of Houston, TX; a daughter, Linda D. Goodwin of Crossett; three brothers, Charles Frisby of Crossett, Bob Frisby of Bay and Curly Frisby of Crossett; two sisters, Lillie Reed of Monroe, LA, and Betty Krouse of Minden, LA; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, January 17, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Dan Webb officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Sled, Glen Sled, Greg Sivils, Terry Upshaw, Wade Upshaw, Todd Grubbs, Johnny Paterson and Philip Deal. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Florence E. Wheelock

Mrs. Florence Etheridge DeSutter Wheelock, 79, of Hamburg died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at the North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, LA. A native of Hamburg, she was a former resident of Beaumont and San Antonio, TX, a homemaker and retired dental hygienist and was the first licensed dental hygienist in Texas. She was a member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Ashley County Library Society. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jim Wheelock in 1992 and David DeSutter in 1954, and her parents, Y. W. and Ruth Brown Stapleton Etheridge.

Survivors are a son, Allen A. DeSutter and wife Karla of Hamburg; and a sister, Frances Way of San Antonio, TX.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, in the Hamburg First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Shafer officiating. Pallbearers were Stanton and Billy Veazey, Joe Foote, Bill Johnson, Jimmy McKinney and John William Spivey. Burial followed 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.

Manervia Williams

Manervia Williams, 87, of the White Station community outside Crossett died Friday, January 14, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Ashley County, a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Williams; her parents, Ed and Annie Washington Gilliam; and a sister, Roberta Tucker.

Survivors are a son, Eddie Williams of Crossett; two daughters, Pauline Radford and Helen Tucker of Crossett; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, January 20, at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers will include T. L. Lowe, Richard Montgomery, Bobby R. Brown, Larry Dawson, Hayward Hollins, and Lester Tucker, Jr. Burial will follow services at the Ryles Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Bernice Haisty Durham

Bernice Haisty Durham, 81, of Crossett died Monday, January 10, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born September 12, 1918, in Monticello to William Preston and Ecil Wells Haisty, she was the window of Robert Walter Durham. She was also preceded in death by a sister, LaBonne Willene (Deanie) Haisty Jordan.

Survivors are three brothers, Wesley Kenneth Haisty of Lebanon, MO, Carroll Wood Haisty of Crossett and John Stanley Haisty of Springdale; and a sister, Dorohy Nell Haisty Byrne of Franklin, MA.

Grave-side services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. There will be no public visitation.

Leslie L. Hoover

Leslie L. Hoover, age 89, of Crossett died Friday, January 7, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. She was born February 20, 1910, in Ashley County to Bill and Vesta O'Neal Couey. Mrs. Hoover was a retired telephone operator, and a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Hoover, and her daughter, Mary Ruth Gates.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Joe Smith and his wife, Connie, of Sherwood; four granddaughters, Vicki Trammel of Crossett, Terri Koontz of Dallas, TX, Lisa Bohannon and Susan Risinger, both of Spearsville, LA; and nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Grave-side services were held Saturday, January 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pinewood Memorial Park with David Newberry officiating, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Myrtle W. Jordan

Mrs. Myrtle W. Jordan, 97, of North Little Rock died in the early evening hours of Sunday, January 9, 2000. She was born in Southeast Ashley County to Rev. Neal and Bess Walker and was the last surviving child of that union. She was a member of the Levy Baptist Church where she served as W. M. U. president, senior adult Bible teacher and associate Bible teacher for the outreach department of the church. A member of the Retired Teachers Association, she spent 42 years as a public school teacher in Ashley County. At age 46, she attained a B. S. degree from the University of Arkansas-Monticello and at age 58, received a master's degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The last 26 years of her career were spent in the Wilmot Public Schools, including 21 years as grade school principal. She and her late husband, Emmitt G. Jordan, moved to North Little Rock where she lived until her death. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Survivors are a son, Leland D. Jordan and wife Louise; granddaughters Kathleen Blackman and Dutchie Wilson; five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, in the Levy Baptist Church. Burial will follow services at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pinewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Levy Baptist Church Robe Fund, 3501 Pike Avenue, North Little Rock, AR 72118. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the North Little Rock Funeral Home at 1921 Main Street.

Mr. Robert R. "Ray" Phillips

Mr. Robert R. "Ray" Phillips, 99, of Fountain Hill died Friday, January 7, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. He was a native and life-long resident of Fountain Hill until the last seven years when he lived in Crossett, a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church, and was co-owner of the Phillips Brothers General Merchandise store in Fountain Hill for 50 years and also the Phillips Brothers Gin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Avery Lee and Mary Lucie Downey Phillips; two sisters, Ethel Lee Phillips Pierce and Mary Margaret Phillips Knight; and a brother, Lucian M. Phillips.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Ora Hester Phillips of Fountain Hill; three sons, James Avery Phillips and wife Maxine of Houston, TX, William R. "Bill" Phillips and wife JoAnn and Millard E. Phillips and wife Edith of Crossett; two daughters, Elsa Raye Cason and husband V. W. of Fountain Hill and Gladys Hester Sanders and husband Robert of Lubbock, TX; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, ten step-great-grandchildren, a niece Virginia Pierce Gatewood of Warren; a sister-in-law, Margaret Chenault Phillips of Fountain Hill; and many cousins.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 8, in the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Elton and Gene Gregory officiating. Pallbearers were Terry, Neal and Stuart Phillips, Tim Vaden, Bill and Dale Hester, and Tim Krisell. Honorary pallbearers were Robert A. and Edward Phillips, Frank E. Denson, Bobby Graham, Sterling and Omar White. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church, c/o Mr. V. W. Cason, 213 Ashley Road 482, Fountain Hill, AR 71642.

Mr. Jessie Lee Tucker

Mr. Jessie Lee Tucker, 42, of the Pine Hill community near Hamburg, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare of Hamburg. Mr. Tucker was a lifelong resident of Ashley County and a member of the Campground African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was proceeded in death by his parents: Troy and U.Z. Tucker; two brothers, Larry and Monel Tucker; and one sister, Uzell Tucker.

He is survived by three brothers, Vasco Tucker of Pine Bluff, Carle Lee Tucker of Crossett, and Allen Tucker of Hamburg, and two sisters, Lorise Jones of Chicago, IL, and Alice Hayes of East St. Louis, IL.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 5, at 1:00 p.m. at the Campground A.M.E. Church with the Rev. A.L. Owens officiating. Pallbearers were John B. Gibbs, Lindburg Gibbs, Richard Gibbs, Billy Gibbs, Johnny Lee Hampton and Paul Tucker. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. James "Pete" Vaughan

Mr. James "Pete" Vaughan, 49, of Watson died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mr. Vaughan was a resident of Watson for the past two years after living in Portland and Montrose for most of his life and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Montrose Baptist Church; an U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian McCory Vaughan, and a sister, Brenda Griffith.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Stewart Vaughan of Watson; a son, James Vaughan, Jr., of Memphis; two daughters, Patricia Kelley of Hamburg and Loretta Palmerin of Crossett; his father, James Vaughan of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Kathy Ticer and Sandra Lunsford, both of Pine Bluff; six grandchildren, Tony, Kevin and Gregory Kelley, Rosa and Elizabeth Palmerin and Tavion Vaughan.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 7, at the Montrose Baptist Church with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers are Bill Bridges, David Burns, Bobby Ticer, James Vaughan Jr., James Kelley and Billy Gosney. Burial followed services at the Montrose Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg.

Mr. Earnest Wells

Mr. Earnest Wells, 84, of Hamburg died Sunday, January 2, 2000. Born September 26, 1915, in Strong, he was the son of Tommy and Annie Fife Wells.

Survivors include his wife, Helen E. Frisby Wells of Hamburg; a daughter, Robbie Lynn Pryor of Hamburg; a sister, Eunice Massey of El Dorado; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, in the Green Grove Assembly with Revs. James Adams and David Acres officiating. Burial followed services at the Green Grove Cemetery near Strong, directed by Rumph-Owens Funeral Home of El Dorado.

Mrs. Gustavia Hicks Windom

Mrs. Gustavia Hicks Windom, 85, of Parkdale died Monday, January 3, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Camden, AL, and a Parkdale resident for the past 80 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Union Baptist Church in Parkdale. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leroy Windom and Hugo Hicks; her parents, Charlie and Altha Adams Armistead; two brothers, Johnny and Frank Armistead; and two sisters, Cora Mae Burse and Bertha Williams.

Survivors are a foster daughter, Mabel Moseby of Portland; four sisters, Francis Cobb of Parkdale, Pauline Vine of Crossett; Jeronie Anthony of Parkdale and Ruth Blakely of Crossett; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 8, in the Union Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Knight officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Cobb, Randolph and Dennis Morris, Otis Anthony, Curtis Hamilton and Carlos Washington. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the church. Burial followed services at the Zion Hill Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Alton L. "Brad" Bradford

Alton L. "Brad" Bradford, 77, of Bonita, LA, formerly of Crossett died Thursday, December 30, 1999, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. Born October 20, 1922, to John and Lexer Hamaker Bradford in Banks, he was a district manager and appraiser for Interstate Life Insurance Company and a member of the VFW, AARP and Underwriters' Association. He served four years in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Egypt Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Beatrice Woods Bradford of Bonita; a son, Kevin Lee Bradford of Oklahoma; a daughter, Helen Ruth Boyd of Lufkin, TX; three brothers, H. L. and James Bradford of Houston, TX, and Donald Bradford of Waskem, TX; a sister, Mary Mercer of Rison; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 2, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Farrell Breshears officiating. Pallbearers were Earl Murphy, Keith Mercer, Joey Mercer, Jefferey Moore, Keith Breshears, James Ed. Woods, Marvin Holmes and Nick Martin. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Pauline Page Brooks

Pauline Page Brooks, 57, of Crossett died Sunday, January 2, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was born in Crossett March 3, 1942, to Charlie J. and Bill Slocum Page and was a member of the First Baptist Church, a homemaker and enjoyed being with people and working with flowers in her yard. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Coleen and Janie Page.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Brooks of Crossett; a son, Lance Hanry of Crossett; two daughters, Lynn Lochala and Stacy Dolan of Crossett; and two sisters, Martha Hoffman of Farmerville, LA, and Charlene Morris of Crossett.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Buddy Kinney, Gene Thomas and Bob Vest officiating. Pallbearers were to be Brick Morris, Steve Courson, Mike Flemister, Lois Hodges, Jim Shoulders, Eugene Davis and Mark Reed. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Bro. J. W. Buckner

J.W. Buckner was born December 16, 1907 in Aloha, LA to the late Martin Luther Buckner and Martha Elizabeth Murrell Buckner. He departed this life on Sunday, January 2, while at his home, 705 Oak Street, Crossett, AR. He was 92.

Bro. Buckner, as most people knew him, married Dorothy Idella Luker in 1929. They had five children: Martha Elizabeth, Martin Luther, James Luker, John Wordy, Jr. and Dorothy Ann. Dorothy died in 1952. Bro. Buckner later married Juanita Rainwater of Crossett, adopting her daughter Eunice Helen.

Bro. Buckner received his high school diploma from Poland High School in Rapides Parish, LA. He graduated with a B.A. degree from Louisiana College in Pineville in 1932 where he was a member of the college championship debate team. He did graduate work in theology at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary the following two years. He received a Master Degree in History from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. He later served on the History faculty at Northeast Louisiana University and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Bro. Buckner was an active minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ for 65 years, serving as pastor of churches in Louisiana and Arkansas. Buckner was also known as a stewardship evangelist for many years. As a Southern Baptist minister, Bro. Buckner was recognized as a church builder. He was pastor during fund-raising and construction of numerous new church buildings. As a gesture to him as a church builder, Bro. Buckner was awarded an honorary "Doctor of Church Architecture" on April 23, 1951, by the First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Bro. Buckner served on many boards and commissions of the Louisiana and Arkansas Baptist Conventions. He was a co-founder (1951) and first moderator of the Ashley County Baptist Association in Arkansas.

In addition to his pastoral duties, he was always active in community affairs. He was President of the Crossett High School Parent-Teachers Association in 1955, an active member of the Crossett Chamber of Commerce for many years as well as being a member of the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs of Crossett. He was selected as Kiwanis Club Man of the Year in 1977 and 1979, elected President of the Crossett Lions Club in 1985-86 and elected a delegate to the Arkansas Constitutional Convention in 1979, serving on the Suffrage and Elections Committee.

He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Grand Chaplain of Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Arkansas, 1967-68. On the occasion of eclipsing 60 years in the ministry, Governor Bill Clinton designated August 4, 1985, as J.W. Buckner Day in Arkansas. Another J.W. Buckner Day was designated by Ashley County Judge Don Hartley and Mayor Les Black on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

In 1993, he was inducted into his alma mater Poland High School (LA) Hall of Fame for Lifetime of Achievements. Gov. Jim Guy Tucker presented Bro. Buckner with an Arkansas Certificate of Recognition for Public Service on December 14, 1995. He received the Centennial Award of Appreciation from Fist Baptist Church and the City of Jonesboro, LA in 1996. He was awarded the Rotary International Foundation Paul Harris Fellowship. Bro. Buckner was elected the first president of the Ashley County Chapter of AARP in 1987-88. He led in establishing an endowment fund for the Friends of the Paul Sulllins Library in Crossett.

Bro. Buckner was a noted historian of Crossett and Ashley County. He authored Wilderness Lady in 1979 which is a history of Crossett and Ashley County. He later wrote Cap Gates Tent City in 1983, a history of his beloved home of Crossett.

Bro. Buckner was a quiet, friendly man who smiled and spoke kindly to everyone he saw. The memory of Bro. Buckner will live in the hearts and minds of everyone who ever knew him. Bro. Buckner is survived by his wife of 46 years, Juanita; 3 daughters, Martha Arrington of Monroe, LA, Dottie Clark of Guatemala and Helen Wright of Crossett; 3 sons, Luther Buckner of Murphreesboro, TN, Jim Buckner of Fayetteville and Wordy Buckner of Springfield, MO, as well as 26 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Crossett at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, January 5 with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Interment will take place at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetary immediately following. Arrangements under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to Build Your House on the Rock, Guatemala Home for Children, P.O. Box 12764, Lake Charles, LA 70612, or The Endowment Fund for Paul Sullins Library, 125 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635, or any Church or Charity of your choice.

Georgia Lee Carter

Georgia Lee Carter, 70, of Crossett died Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born May 26, 1929, to Robert Rastus and Cora Elizabeth Watt Johnson in Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, William J. Carter of Crossett; a son, William Earl Carter of Crossett; two daughters, Katie Flowers of Montgomery, AL, and Sherri Lee of Crossett; four brothers, Wilton Johnson of San Antonio, TX, Scott Johnson of Crossett, Sonny Johnson of Hamburg and Billy Johnson of Crossett; five sisters, Verdell Moore of Monroe, LA, Lula Jean Ballard, Tina Burt, Norma Hamm and Sally Tomlin, all of Crossett; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, December 31, in the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Thad Douglass and John Marlar officiating. Pallbearers were Joey Rogers, Tracy Carter, Glenn Michael Carter, Tim Ballard, Glenn Moore, Bruce Moore and Ron Tucker. Honorary pallbearers were her remaining nephews. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Morrell Fred Foster

Mr. Morrell Fred Foster, 87, of Hamburg died Thursday, December 30, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native and life-long resident of Ashley County and the Mount Pleasant community outside Hamburg, he was a retired farmer and worked as a compliance manager for the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for over 20 years. He was a life-long member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and served as a deacon for over 50 years, and he served as a member of the Portland School Board for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Minnie Dew Foster in 1953 and Elizabeth Toler Foster in 1983; a son, Guy Thomas Foster, in 1965; two grandsons, Tommy Foster in 1992 and Jimmy Foster in 1979; his parents, Jess and Jenny White Foster; three brothers, Clem, Guy and Clifton Foster; and two sisters, Essie Perkins and Clara Bell Foster.

Survivors include three sons, Howard Foster of Hamburg, Bobby Foster of Wilmot and Joel F. Foster of Pine Bluff; a brother, Harold Edward Foster of Maplevale; two sisters, Willie Lee Lawrence of Hamburg and Cynthia Mae Hollis Swayze of Fountain Hill; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 2, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Bobby Biggers and B. K. Harris officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff, Johnny, Joe and William Foster, Jimmy and Ben Srell. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Austin, E. W. and Franklin Ricks, Keith and Glenn Ladd, Gregg Grantham, Booster Burns and Houston Austin. Burial followed services at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Howard Foster, 320 West Radford, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Carolyn L. Hill

Mrs. Carolyn L. Hill, 69, of Hamburg died Monday, January 3, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg and Ashley County, she was retired from the Hamburg school lunchroom and was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Billy Hill, Jr., in 1995; her parents, Clifton and Mary Lou Stovall Strickland; a half-brother, Johnny Strickland; and a half-sister, Patty Shelton.

Survivors include her husband, Billy B. Hill; two sons, Billy W. "Butch" Hill and wife Phyllis and James R. "Buddy" Hill and wife Tammy; a daughter, Nelda Wells and husband Thomas, all of Hamburg; a sister, Doris Mahoney of Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Lawrence Amos and Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were to be Shannon and Seth Hill, Shane Wells, Jason Akers, Tim Endlsey and Andy Stewart. Honorary pallbearers were to be Bobby Lloyd, Lamar McCain, Benny Summitt, Ronnie McDougald, Harold McKiever, Blaine Kilcrease, Buddy Reeves and Forrest Rice.

Burial will follow services at the Promise Land Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Billy Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Sandra Gwin, 1144 Ashley Road 189, Portland, AR 71663.

Mrs. Lenora Cunningham Hollis

Mrs. Lenora Cunningham Hollis, 85, of Hamburg died Friday, December 31, 1999, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Mrs. Hollis was a native and life-long resident of Ashley County and a life-long member of the Zion United Methodist Church. She retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill. Mrs. Hollis was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Cunningham in 1971 and Dillard Hollis in 1992; a daughter, Patricia Gayle Cunningham; her parents, Isaac and Jesse Shelton Norrell; a brother Isaac Norrell; and a sister, Bertie Allen.

Survivors are two sons, Hoyt Cunningham of Hamburg and Lane Cunningham of Lake Village; five daughters, Lorene Miles and Elouise McClain of Crossett, Macel Felchle, LaFran Tucker and Vickie Burch of Hamburg; a sister, Ophelia Bryan of Bastrop, LA; 27 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 30 great-great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Monday, January 3, at the Zion Cemetery with Rev. Tom Norrell officiating and with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Monty and Ricky McClain, Shawn Craig, Paul Tucker, Dane and Heath Cunningham. Memorials may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church or to the Zion Cemetery Association, c/o Karen Pennington, 4146 Highway 133 North, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Ellene Huffman

Mrs. Ellene Huffman, 77, of Crossett died Monday, December 27, 1999, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. A native of Kingsland and a resident of Hamburg and Crossett for over 60 years, she was a homemaker and member of the First Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Elma Saelor Thurman, and a sister, Pauline Durham.

Survivors are her husband, Dan Huffman; a daughter, Karen Batchelor of Crossett; a brother, Virgil Thurman, Jr., of Warren; two granddaughters, Michelle Grisham and Latonya Batchelor of Crossett; and five great-grandchildren, Phillip Chavis, Paton, Blake, Larah and Alex Grisham.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 30, in the First Church of God in Crossett with Rev. Steve Casey officiating. Pallbearers were Louie, Joe, Lamar and Larry Huffman, Dale Kerr and Travis Warren. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Erla Jean Thurman

Erla Jean Thurman, 60, of Haughton, LA, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, December 28, 1999, in the Willis-Knighton Hospital in Bossier City, LA. She was a native of Ashley County, a homemaker, and a resident of Haughton for the past year. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd Calvin Nathan and Velma Ann Lewis Thurman.

Survivors are a son, Bobby Glen Hendrix of Haughton; two daughters, Rebecca Jane Hendrix of Crossett and Beverly Carol Collier of Haughton; a brother, Marion Thurman of Crossett; three sisters, Mamie Rodgers of Gainesville, TX, and Carolyn Lochala and Willie Deal of Crossett; seven grandsons and one granddaughter, Aimee Nicole Keen.

Grave-side services were at 1 p.m. Friday, December 31, at the Lakewood Cemetery with Rev. Lewis Attaway officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Mitchell Ryan Doss, Benjamin Lamar Hamilton, Joshua David Allen, Caleb Elijah Collier, Jared Daniel Collier, Nathan Paul Hendrix and Jacob Wayne Hendrix. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Myra Weatherly Travis

Myra Weatherly Travis of Bastrop, LA, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. She was a retired nurse for Morehouse General Hospital and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Leroy Travis; two sons, Mike Travis and wife Paula and Steve Travis and wife Rita of Bastrop; a sister, Shirley Weatherly Travis of Crossett; a brother, James Weatherly of Crossett; three grandchildren, Karen Travis Diel and husband Scott, Kevin Travis and Christopher Travis, all of Bastrop; and two great-grandchildren, Tatum and Whitney Diel.

Funeral services were the Bethel Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 1, with Rev. Carlos Trapp officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Coody, Gary Stevenson, Sam Little, Craig Oliphant, Ronald Hopkins and Lloyd "Buddy" Richards. Honorary pallbearers were John Stringer and the deacons of the church. Burial followed services at the Causey Cemetery, directed by Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop. Memorials may be made to the Mount Zion Cemetery Fund or contact a family member for other memorials..

Mr. Marion Eugene White

Mr. Marion Eugene White, 88, of Hamburg died Monday, December 27, 1999, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Ashley County, he retired from the Georgia-Pacific Extrusion Plant and was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church and an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Waits White; his second wife, Nadine Hadley White; his parents, three brothers, Olin, Varner and Dewayne White; and two sisters, Goldie Sivers and Bernice Wigley.

Survivors are a daughter, Marion LaFaye White of Crossett; three brothers, Roger White of Hamburg, Harold White of Benton and Roy White of Sacramento, CA; two sisters, Dean Howie of Crossett and Inez Corder of Hollandale, MS; and two grandchildren, Tanya White Hanschen of Bemidji, MN, and Stephen White of Fulldale, AL.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 30, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Eugene Howie officiating. Pallbearers were David Smith, Danny Smith, Earl Sivils, Gary Smith, Royce Wigley and Don White. Honorary pallbearers were Royce Bowden, Kenny Bowden, Fred Silver, Doyle Sivils and Leonard Farrar. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

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