Janice Belinda Allen
Janice Belinda Allen, 47, of Crossett died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at her home. A life-long resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Gradie Wine Allen; a brother, Robert Allen; and a sister, Mary Ann Allen.
Survivors include two sons, Marrio Davis and SanJuan Davis; a daughter, Quintishia Davis, all of Crossett; four brothers, James Allen of Monroe, LA, Johnny Allen of Little Rock and Melvin and Mavis Simmons of Crossett; and two sisters, Geraldine Simmons of North Little Rock and Mary Cavaness of Wilmar.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p..m on Tuesday, June 20, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were to be Larry Rogers, William Rogers, Terry Keys, Billie Allen, Harold McDade and Jimmy Tate. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Mr. Clifford E. Corder
Mr. Clifford E. Corder, 92, of Portland, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Mr. Corder was a native of Ashley County; a resident of Portland since 1946 and a resident of the Hillsboro Manor Nursing Home in El Dorado for the past two years. He was a member of the Portland Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He worked for the J.W. Pugh Company in Portland for many years and after his retirement he worked for and retired from the Ashley County Road Department. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dell Corder Tucker in January, two infant sons and his parents, Simpson and Gertrude Pamplin Corder.
He is survived by his wife, Carrie Woods Corder of El Dorado; a son, Charles W. Corder of Blanchard, LA; a daughter, Sue Russell of El Dorado; two brothers, Jim Corder of Snyder and John Corder of Hollandale, MS; four grandchildren, Kim Pounds of Hamburg, Toby Russell of El Dorado, Lisa Hay and Chuck Corder both of Blanchard, LA and five great-grandsons.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, June 16, in the Portland Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Selby officiating. Pallbearers were Benton Newcome, Dennis Holland, Phil & Ted Selby, Edward & Johnny Golden, Stanton Veazey and Lamar Woods. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Portland Baptist Church Men's Sunday School Class. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Portland Baptist Church, PO Box 86, Portland, AR 71663.
Robert Calvin Howard
Robert Calvin Howard of Hamburg, infant son of Robert (Bo) & Tonya Rice Howard, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000 ,at the North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, LA. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Calvin Rice.
In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Beacher & Chris Ferrell of Crossett; his paternal grandparents, Mark & Sharon Deless of Crossett and Joel Howard of Hammond, LA; his paternal great-grandparents, Tink & Judd Dosser of Bastrop, LA and great-grandparents, Fulton & Janie Brockwell of Eudora and Harvey and Annie Rice of Winthrop.
Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 16, in the Carlock Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Watt officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.
LaVada Johnson, 93, of Crossett died Thursday, June 8, 2000, in North Little Rock. Born November 6, 1906, in Alexandria, LA, to Winnick Buford and Lessie Randall Prudhomme, she was a former employee of Chase Bag, a certified welder in the California shipyards during World War II, a homemaker and a member of the Unity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death a son, Nelson Randall, Jr., and her husband, Braska Johnson.
Survivors include a son, Stanley Randall of Briceland, CA; a daughter, Verna Fay Johnson of Crossett; two sisters, Jimmie Lane Guinn of West Monroe, LA, and Juanita Bratton of Milsap, TX; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, in the Jones Funeral Home in Crossett with Revs. Lawrence Amos, Joey Meredith and Bob Lonidier officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Alvin Riles, 79, of Crossett died Friday, June 16, 2000, at the St. Francis Medical Center. Born November 8, 1920, in Rawls to Willie William and Etta Rice Riles Lum, he was an U. S. Marine Corps veteran of Pearl Harbor in World War II, a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of Crossett Lodge #576. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing dominoes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Pruitt, and his parents.
Survivors include a son, Robert Alvin Riles of Crossett; two daughters, Betty Lou Wisecarver of Hamburg and Kathy Miles of Crossett; a brother, Tommy Russel Riles of Crossett; a sister, Willie Mae Miller of Crossett; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Monday, June 19, in the Meridian Baptist Church with Rick Pyron and Gayle Riles officiating. Burial followed services at the Hickory Grove Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Alice Ara Weaver
Alice Ara Weaver, 79, of Crossett died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at the Countrywood nursing facility in Monticello. She was born November 24, 1920, in Winfield, AL, to Lewis C. and Lula Beasley Estes.
Survivors include a son, Frankie D. Weaver, Sr., of Crossett; two daughters, Freddie Ann Sharp of Crossett and Patsy Stuard of Hermitage; two brothers, Roy C. Estes of Winfield, AL, and W. Kary Estes of Sulligent, AL; a sister, Fannie Weeks of Winfield, AL; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Crossett with Carlton White and Lloyd Townsend officiating. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.
Mrs. Helen Wells
Mrs. Helen Wells, 74, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at her residence in Hamburg. Mrs. Wells was a native and former resident of El Dorado and a resident of Hamburg for a number of years. She was a member of the Green Grove Assembly of God in Strong. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Wells, in January, 2000, and her parents, Ed & Nancy Sisco Frisby.
She is survived by a daughter, Robbie Pryor of Hamburg; five grandchildren, John Pryor of Crossett, Justi Pryor of Monticello, Christy Thornton of Fort Worth, TX, Shawna Akers of Monroe, LA, and Kim Pryor of Hamburg; and three great-grandchildren, John Alexander Pryor and Justin & Dakota Dawson.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 8, at the Green Grove Assembly of God in Strong with Revs. Jimmy Adams and David Akers officiating. Pallbearers were Richard Myers, Larry Frisby, Jody Brannen, Justin Akers, Roger Wooten and John Pryor. Interment followed services at the Green Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.