Harold Edward Anderson
Harold Edward Anderson, 79, of Crossett died Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Wabbaseka, he was a retired railroad worker and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Crossett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Anderson; his parents, two sisters, Ally Mary Carter and Cynthia Callion; and two brothers, Robert Simpson and L. D. Simpson.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Hattie Mae McDonald of Crossett; a special niece, Dorothy Savage of Crossett; two special nephews, DeJuan Simpson and Theodis Savage of Crossett, and many other relatives. The remains were cremated.
Dolphus Carey, 95, of Wilmot died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A life-long resident of Wilmot, he was a retired janitor for the Wilmot School District and a member of the Shady Grove A. M. E. Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Lee Carey on April 6, 1996; his parents, Edma and Paliney Botney Carey; a daughter, Agatha Coleman; and two sisters.
Survivors include a daughter, Hazel Ross of El Dorado; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, in the Shady Grove A. M. E. Church with Rev. Karen Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Andrew Metcalf, Frank Romer, John Metcalf and Dewayne Watt. Burial followed services at the Jim Smith Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Mr. Robert Council, Jr.
Mr. Robert Council, Jr., 76, of Hamburg died Monday, June 19, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A retired sawmill worker, he was a life-long resident of Ashley County and a member of the Epistles of God Church of Deliverance. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Council; his parents, Robert and Cleo Settlers Council; two brothers, Willie Council and Henry Lindsey; and two sisters, Doris Bell and Lula Mae Robinson.
Survivors include two brothers, James and Johnny Council of Hamburg, and one sister, Annie Perine of Carlton, AL.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Rev. Mary Arnold officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Burns, Robert Robinson, Lawrence Tucker, Roger Bryant, Junior Simpson and Ray Watson. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Evelyn Stokes Eastwood
Mrs. Evelyn Stokes Eastwood, 91, of Hamburg, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center.She was a native of Boone County, MO; a resident of Hamburg since 1996 and a former resident of Mabank, TX. When she was 17 years old, she hitchhiked from St. Louis, MO to Seattle, WA to do her part for her country by working in the shipyards during World War II. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Mabank, TX, and a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by three loving husbands, Bruce Diller, Marty McAlese and Carl "Buster" Eastwood, a son, LeRoy Diller, her parents, Jess & Dora Stokes, six brothers and one sister.
Survivor include three step-children and their spouses, Glennis & Davis Holland of Hamburg, Bonnie and Harry Joe Tumlison of Crossett, and Ricky & Delores Eastwood of Florence, WI; a brother, Lynn Stokes of DeSoto, TX; eight step-grandchildren, Deen Griffith and his wife, Jamie who lived with her, Davie Holland of Hamburg, Stacey White & Casey High of Crossett, Paul Ricks of Sarasoto, FL, Heather Eastwood of Florence, WI; Michael Holland of Monroe, LA and Lee Holland of Jones, OK; twelve step-great-grandchildren, two of which lived with her, Trent Griffith and Bradley Leveritt, numerous nieces & nephews; a very special friend and the mother of her step-children, Florence Yates of Fountain Hill.
She willed her body to the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock for the betterment of modern medicine. As per her request, there were no services. In lieu of flowers, her children ask that memorials be made to the Janet Brooks Memorial or to a favorite charity.
Betty Jane Fuel
Betty Jane Fuel, 70, of Portland died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at the West Carroll Hospital in Oak Grove, LA. She was a housewife.
Survivors include her husband, James Richard Fuel of Portland; a son, Marvin James Thompson of Portland; a brother, Buck Godbold of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Vera Weathers of Slidell, LA, Myrtle Warren of Eudora and Glenda Cotner of Pine Bluff; and six grandchildren.
Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, at the Jennie Cemetery with Rev. Roger West officiating.
Arrangements were by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.
Betty Nell Cobbs Harris
Betty Nell Cobbs Harris, 47, of Crossett died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Crossett, she was employed with the Arkansas Department of Health and was a member of the new Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and the senior choir. She was preceded in death by her parents, Modell and Ruby Cobbs Youngblood, and a brother, Ervin Hodges.
Survivors include her husband, Alonzo "Pete" Harris; one son, Jacquario T. Harris of Philadelphia, PA; three daughters, Royta Youngblood and Raimonkeal Harris Moore of Crossett and Tiffany Youngblood of Hampton, VA; three brothers, Henry L. Hodges of California, Charles Cobb of Arkadelphia and Gerald Cobbs of Tacoma, WA; one sister, Dorothy Coleman of Monrovia, CA; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Atkins officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Monroe, Greg Parker, Gerald Brown, Gean Griffen, Dennis Girtman and Herman Madison. Honorary pallbearers were John Tate, Thomas Jones, De'Marco Hodges, Levell Hampton, Glenda Ray Johnson, Kelvin Eldridge, Phil Hodge and Crossett High School 1971 class members.
Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Robert W. "Bob" Johnson
Robert W. "Bob" Johnson, 91, of Crossett died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at his home. Born July 27, 1908, in Ashley County to Augustus Harward and Martha "Mattie" Perdue Johnson, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett where he was active in the Men's Bible Class. He began work in Crossett as a forester for The Crossett Company and retired from Georgia-Pacific Corp. in 1972. He was past board chairman of the Antioch Cemetery Trust, a former member of the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, and a member of the SVS Hunting Club. He was interested in the preservation of wildlife and natural resources as well as local history. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Wayne Johnson, and a grandson, Robert Wayne Johnson, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Johnson of Crossett; three daughters, Carolyn Adams of Antioch, IL, Millie Petrie of Bartlesville, OK, and Sarah Richardson of Searcy; one son, James R. "Buddy" Johnson of Memphis, TN; one sister, Elizabeth Kitchens of Hamburg; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Harold Gene Kitchens, Aubry Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Gus Johnson, Lane Pierce, Bob Pierce, Johnny Pierce, Jimmy Meeks and Randall Meeks. Burial followed services at the Antioch Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Antioch Cemetery Trust, 358 Marais Saline Road, Crossett, AR 71635.
Merle Jean Kemp
Merle Jean Kemp, 74, of Decatur, AL, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at her home. She was born July 13, 1925, to Howard and Helen McDougald Estelle. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur, AL, and was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard Kemp of Decatur, AL; two daughters, Janet L. Thompson of Decatur, AL, and Judith C. Burnett of Crossett; two brothers, Leland Estelle of Crossett and John W. Estelle of Salem, OR; a sister, Mary R. Lupa of Two Harbors, MN; a grandson, Brad Burnett of Long Island, NY; and a granddaughter, Kelly Burnett of Crossett.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Monday, June 26, in the chapel of First Baptist Church in Crossett with Rev. David Newberry officiating.
Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Calvin Purvis, an Ashley County resident for the past 20 years, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Born in Prentiss, MS, to Edgar Middleton Purvis and Mary Flora Pauline Ball, he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served two tours in the Vietnam War and one tour in Italy before retiring from the U. S. Navy after 20 years of service. He and his family then moved to Ashley County. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Joseph Doyle of Eudora and Edgar Owen of Jacksonville, FL; and a sister, Lillian Chestenia "Judy" Bailey of Memphis, TN.
Survivors include his wife, Nadine Purvis of Crossett; a son, Glenn Purvis of Crossett; a brother, Otis B. Purvis of Homa, LA; a sister, Carolyn Farrow of Summit, Utah; and three granddaughters.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Leroy Travis, 77, of Bastrop, LA, who was born at Rawls, died June Friday, 23, 2000, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. He was a retired equipment operator for Texas Gas, a member and deacon emeritus of the Bethel Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Travis.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Travis and wife Paula of Mobile, AL, and Steve Travis and wife Rita of Bastrop; four grandchildren, Scott and Karen Travis Diel and Kevin and Christopher Travis; two great-grandchildren, Tatum Michelle Diel and Whitney Leanne Diel; and a nephew, Tom Travis and wife Cheryl of Dallas, TX.
Funeral services were set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, in the Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Carlos Trapp officiating. Pallbearers were to be Floyd Lott, Ronald Hopkins, Charles Coody, Sam Little, Gary Stevenson and Craig Oliphant. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the church. Burial followed services at the Causey Cemetery, directed by Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop.