Larry Dale Acord

Larry Dale Acord, 51, of Mist died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born April 21, 1949, in Dermott, he was a Baptist and a truck driver who retired from the United Parcel Service. He was preceded in death by his father, Price Acord, and a sister, Menna Sue Acord.

Survivors include his fiancee, Peggy Hallman; two sons, Wayne Acord of Mist and Stephen Acord of El Dorado; a daughter Shonia Singleton of Monticello; his mother, Elsie Wright Acord of Alma; one brother, Darrell Acord of Montgomery, AL; two sisters, Doris Jordan of Mulberry and Barbara Toney of Spartanburg, SC; and two grandchildren, Eric and Heather Singleton.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the Ocker Funeral Home in Alma. Pallbearers were to be Ricky Craighead, Mike Parker, Ben Toney, Kenneth Moorehead, Charles Reese and Smiley Garcia. Ricky Acord was to be an honorary pallbearer.

Burial was planned to follow services at the cemetery in Dyer.

Alma Mae Allen

Alma Mae Allen, 84, of Hamburg died Friday, June 30, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Allen; her parents, Lewis and Amie Arrington; and two sons, Jasper Mays and Maxsidon Allen.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Allen of Rome, GA, and Charles Edward Allen of Long Beach, CA; two daughters, Reba Vinson and Charlie Lee Pippen of Hamburg; a brother, Lewis Arrington of Hamburg; two sisters, Ladde Bell Lyons of Little Rock and Charlie Mae Arrington of El Dorado; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, in the Emmanuel Church of in Christ with Rev. Jasper Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Willie and Phillip Mays, Larry and Henry Lee Dunn, Carl Bess and Alphonso King.

Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Viola Franklin

Viola Franklin, 70, of Monticello, formerly of Fountain Hill, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Drew County and an Ashley County resident for the past 27 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Coleman and Artie Lee Spencer Franklin; her stepmother, Avery Franklin; and a brother, Tim Franklin.

Survivors include two brothers, Willie Ed Franklin of Fountain Hill and James Wilson Franklin of Ashdown; and five sisters, Margaret Grays of Fountain Hill, Lanell Ross of Pine Bluff, Dorothy Bradford of Portland, OR, Estell Lemon of Fountain Hill and Hilda Webb of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, July 10, in the Bethel A. M. E. Church with Rev. E. J. Daniels officiating. Pallbearers were Willie Daniels, Ray Johnson, Benjamin Brock, Jodie Franklin, Earnest Green, and Johnny Porter Franklin. Honorary pallbearers were B. J. Grays. Adam Martin, Richard Ross, Ray Johnson, Jr., John William Franklin and Fred Lee Sharp. Burial followed services at the Longview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Vance Clark High

Mr. Vance Clark High, 75, of Hamburg died Monday, July 3, 2000, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County and a resident of the Crossroads community all of his life, he retired in 1984 after 37 years with the Georgia-Pacific paper mill. An U. S. Army veteran of World War II who was discharged on July 4, he was a member and deacon of the Pleasant Grove Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by wife, Nannie Mae Hollis High, in March, 1999; a son, Roby Vance High; an infant daughter, Betty Maleda High; a grandson, Jason Vance High; his parents, James and Jessie Moore High; a brother, Leonard "Buck" High; and a sister, Merle Harbin.

Survivors include a daughter, Alice Merle Seamans and husband Ronald D.; a granddaughter, Rhonda Denise High Courson and husband Dan; a grandson, Leonard Clark "Lynn" High, all of Hamburg; and four great-grandchildren, Laura Lynn and Vance Eastwood High and Brittney Nicole and Justin Alan Courson.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Adrian Jordan, Lawrence Amos and Hurley Ashcraft officiating. Pallbearers were Doyle Blankenship, Billy Earl Roberts, Thomas Roberts, Ronnie Rodgers, Eddie Corder and Jerry G. Stanley. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Gandy, Joe Harper, Hugh and Buddy Harrod.

Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Bernice Farmer, 2166 Ashley Road 12 West, Crossett, AR 71635 or to a favorite charity.

Hazel Hill

Hazel Hill, 80, of Warren, formerly of Monticello, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care in Warren. Born March 22, 1920, in Hamburg to the late Edwin Eugene Kemp and Mary Ann Yates Kemp, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warren. She married Lawrence Everett "Dutch" Hill on October 17, 1936, and he died March 28, 1995.

Survivors include a son, Lawrence "Sonny" Hill of Warren; a daughter, July Hill Longley of Charlottesville, VA; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Bill Leslie officiating. Pallbearers were Gene Kemp, Pat Howell, Mike Garvey, Richard Rhinehart, Tommy Burrrow and Andy Green. Arrangements were by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

Charles E. Spooner, Jr.

Charles E. Spooner, Jr., 75, a 35-year resident of Crossett, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Born February 18, 1925, to Charles and Eulala Athurn Spooner in Worden, Montana, he was a retired superintendent for Georgia-Pacific's plywood mills.

Survivors are a sister, Susan Larison of Bloomington, CA, and several cousins.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Buddy Lane, Ronnie Ranes, Tracy Bulloch, Troy Ransom, Elmer Strickland and Bruce DeLess. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

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