Full Text of Obituaries Published December 27

Mr. Billy Lynn Hobbs

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Lynn Hobbs were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 11, in the First Baptist Church in Merryville, LA, with Revs. Wayne Squires and Steve Neesley officiating. He died Friday, December 8, 2000, in St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, TX, following heart surgery.

Born in Hamburg on September 28, 1935, he was a paper maker for 36 years, beginning with The Crossett Company in 1955 and retiring as superintendent of the number three newsprint machine after 22 years with Boise-Cascade in DeRidder, LA. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed his retirement years on Toledo Bend Lake. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Merryville where he sang in the choir and as a soloist for worship services as well as for many weddings and funerals. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margarette and Hogan Hobbs, and a son, Mark Alan Hobbs.

Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 45 years, Frances Jeffers Hobbs; a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Franks and husband Hershell; two sons, James David Hobbs and wife Rhonda and John Michael Hobbs and wife Connie; five grandchildren, Rebecca JoAnne Smith and husband Shannon, Jennifer Lee Franks, Jamie Denee Hobbs, James David Hobbs II and John Michael Hobbs II; a brother, Gerald Hobbs and wife Linda; two sisters, Julia Willis and husband Charles and Martha McGarrity and husband John; five nieces and three nephews.

Pallbearers were Anthony Hobbs, Dennis Willis, Jim Wells, Kenny Leigh, Barry Carter and John McGarrity with Rev. Jerry Carter as honorary pallbearer. Burial followed services at the Bivens Cemetery in Merryville.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Family Life or Music Department in Merryville, LA, or to the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Fund.

Mrs. Noba Lee Howie

Mrs. Noba Lee Howie, 85, of Hamburg died Saturday, December 23, 2000, at the Gladewater Nursing Home in Gladewater, TX. A native of Ashley County and a Hamburg resident for most of her life, she had lived in Gladewater for the past five years. A homemaker and member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Seab Howie, in 1970; a daughter, Sarah Howie, in 1971; her parents, John and Paralee Kelly Pruitt; a sister, Margaret Burchfield; and a brother, J. C. Pruitt.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Alice Jackson of Tatum, TX, Lois Mitchell of Gladewater, TX, and Lula Lee Brooks of Hamburg; a sister, Ethel Mae Howie of McGehee; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 26, in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Robin Allen, E. W. Ricks and Danny Roberts officiating. Pallbearers were to be Sanders and Don Brooks, John and Jimmy Jackson, Franklin and Rodney Ricks and Bobby and Joel Foster. Honorary pallbearers were to be Howard Foster, Robert Burns, Keith Ladd, John T. Elmore, Henry Austin, and L. V. "Bo" Williamson.

Burial was to follow services at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, c/o Mary Jo Burns, 3734 Highway 8 East, Parkdale, AR 71661 or the Alzheimer's Association, Central Arkansas Chapter, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Roc, AR 72205-1409.

W. B. "Bill" Jenkins

W. B. "Bill" Jenkins, age 87, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Friday, December 22, 2000. He was born in Crossett on August 11, 1913, to William Benjamin and Ophelia McMillan Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins graduated from Crossett High School in 1932. He worked at the Crossett Mercantile Co., working in the grocery department for three and a half years, then was promoted to the shoe department. In June, 1937, he began work at the Crossett Paper Mill assisting in setting up the first supply room. When the mill began operation, he worked in the machine room and later was transferred to the paper machine as a plugger, and advanced to machine operator.

In 1942, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in World War II in the European theater, as a master sergeant in the ordinance division. In 1946, he returned to the paper mill and advanced to assistant paper mill manager. In 1978, he retired from the Georgia Pacific Corp. after forty-six years, where he was fondly called "Mr. Bill" by the employees. Mr. Jenkins was active in Junior Chamber of Commerce and served as Crossett City Alderman for four years.

Since retirement, he organized the S.C.O.R.E. group for the Chamber of Commerce, serving in that position for eleven years. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett and served as president of the Men's Bible Class for ten years. He was the organizer of the volunteer Big Wheelers for the Crossett Leisure Lodge nursing home patients, serving for approximately fourteen years. He was an active member of the Crossett Rotary Club since its inception, where he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. Mr. Jenkins was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Barnes Jenkins, and a daughter, Rosamond Jenkins.

Survivors include a special friend, Maudine Kordsmeier of Crossett; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Houston of Crossett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 24, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Roy Denson, Dan Kersey, Ben Johnson, John Carl Jordan, Pete Schwartz, Bobby Gill, Tom Pat Cook and Bert Jordan. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men's Bible Class, Randolph Perritt, Hank Spikes, Bruce Deless, Charles Grasse, Rusty Morgan, Phillip Higginbotham and James Hubbard. Bobby Gill and Bert Jordan were ushers. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Tom Myers

Mr. Tom Myers, 91, of Crossett died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. A native of Polk County, he had lived in Crossett since 1981 and was a former resident of Wilmot. A retired farmer and a Baptist, he was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie Rainbolt Myers, in 1986; a son, Jimmie Myers; his parents, Arthur and Ethel Holloway Myers; four brothers, James, L. D., Hubert and Poss Myers; and two sisters, Syble Lloyd and Reba Hall.

Survivors are two daughters, Irene Sivils of Crossett and Madge Hicks of Atkins; two sisters, Ruth Harrison of Dermott and Rea Johnson of Crossett; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 21, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Dan Ward officiating. Pallbearers were Rusty Little, George Stark, John Hall, Thomas Freeman, Floyd McCain, L. D. Myers, Jr., Dale Myers, Tony Reel and L. C. Sivils. Burial followed services at the Dry Bayou Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dry Bayou Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Polly Wolf, 138 Ashley Road 378, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Annie Faye Ogden

Annie Faye Ogden, 72, of Crossett died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born April 13, 1928, in Boydell to James Montgomery and Pearl Turner Morris, she was a Past Worthy Matron of Crossett Chapter #303 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Orange Chapter #214 of Orange, TX, and a member of McDonald Baptist Church in Orange, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Bobby Glenn Ogden; a great-grandchild, William John Dodd; and two brothers, James N. Morris and William S. Pennington.

Survivors include her spouse of over 51 years, Arderie Ogden of Hamburg; a daughter, Judy Dodd of Crossett; two brothers, Richard Pennington of Des Moines, IA, and Tim Morris of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Sue Harmon of San Antonio; and two grandchildren, Donica McLeod and LaTisha Dodd.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, December 22, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Don Ward and Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie Bowen, Eugene Burnett, Tim Abney, Robert Hendrix, Jarrod Bowen and David Harmon. Honorary pallbearers were Clarence Burnett, Chad Hendrix, Floyd Ogden and Eddie Stanley, Jr.

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

Althea Nichols Patton

Althea Nichols Patton, 79, of Crossett died Sunday, December 17, 2000. Born March 30, 1921, in Kingsland, she was active in the NAACP, a financial secretary for the Plywood Local Union #474, and was a foster grandparent for ten years. She was a member of Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church and attended Victory Christian Fellowship. A loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed cooking and reading her Bible, providing Biblical counseling to many friends and relatives.

Survivors include three sons, Leroy, John and Robert Patton of Crossett; two daughters, Robbie Brown of Crossett and Mary Patton of Johnsville; a brother, Otha Coleman of California; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Dorothy Pollock

Mrs. Dorothy Pollock, 75, of Hamburg, died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life, she worked at Harrison's Department Store, Kroger and Drakes Drug Store and was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli & Mary Biggs Williamson; two brothers, Marvin & Edward Williamson and two sisters, Ruby Williamson Bawcom and Erma Williamson Mathis.

She is survived by her husband, Mr. Delle Pollock of Hamburg; a step-son, Terry Pollock of Little Rock; a step-daughter, Debbie Mills of Little Rock; a brother, L. V. "Bo" Williamson of Snyder; three sisters, Georgia Robinson and Bobbie Peacock of Hamburg and Mary Woods of Ashdown; a special niece, Debbie Woods Boone and husband, David, and their children of Ashdown; three step-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 23, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Donnie & Jimmy Horn, Marvin & Tony Vestal, Richard & Bobby Joe Gwin, Philip Lauhon and Donnie Miller. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Miller Deer Camp. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Full Text of Obituaries Published December 20

Versie Mae Colbert

Versie Mae Colbert, 57, of Hamburg died Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Epistles of God Church of Deliverance. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Jean Colbert, and her father, Charlie Brown.

Survivors include three sons, James and wife Dawanda Colbert, Kenny Crawford and Daryl Haynes, all of Stone Mountain, GA; a daughter, Hattye and husband Desmond Andrews of Stone Mountain; her mother, Hattie Mae Brown of Hamburg; four brothers, Dan and Terry Brown of Hamburg, Charles Brown of Magnolia and Ronnye Brown of Little Rock; four sisters, Shellia Ann Lawson of Crossett, Ruby Robinson of Little Rock, and Katy Bell and Sandra Bedford of North Little Rock; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home in Hamburg with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Pallbearers were Jessie Simpson, Bobbie Barnett, Michael Cox, Levell Stanley, James Tucker and J. W. Brown. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery.

Ethel Dortch

Ethel Dortch, 92, of Parkdale died Sunday, December 10, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Thomasville, AL, she was a homemaker and a member of the Penny Chapel A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleveland Dortch; a son, Morris Dortch; a daughter, Mazie Lee Cobbs; an adopted daughter, Mary Dortch; and her parents.

Survivors include three sons, Leroy Dortch of Chicago, IL, Charlie Dortch of Galesburg, IL, and Clauzell Dortch of Parkdale; an adopted son, Cleveland Dortch of Mesquite, TX; seven daughters, Lucinda Coleman, Mary Stella Watkins, Nellie Gray Stanley, and Ethel Mae Campbell of Parkdale, Elen Davison and Beulah Dortch of Galesburg, IL, and Rosie Lee Thomas of Chicago; 37 grandchildren, 111 great-grandchildren, 40 great-great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m Saturday, December 16, in the Penny Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Willie Mae Goodwin officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Mooney, David Smith, Randy Smith, Randolph Morris, Dennis Morris, A. C. Campbell, Larry Taylor, and Willie Williams. Honorary pallbearers were the trustees of the church. Burial followed services at the Zion Hill Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Jefferson O. Grice

Mr. Jefferson O. Grice, Jr., 50, of Moscow, TN, died Thursday, December 14, 2000, in Somerville, TN. He was a native of Kenova, West Virginia; a resident of Moscow, TN for the past two years and a former resident of Memphis & Little Rock. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Little Rock and was preceded in death by his father Jefferson Grice, Sr. in 1980.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Roby Grice of Moscow, TN; a son, Nathan Grice of Little Rock; two daughters, Jennifer Hennessey of Little Rock and Maci Grice of Independence, MO; three step-sons, James King of Germantown, TN, Jonathan King of Reagan, TN, and Joseph King of Memphis, TN; his mother, Virginia Courson Grice Riley of Little Rock and a grandson, Klye Harris.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Pallbearers are to be Bobby Davis, Don Davis, Chris Cook, P.G. Bradford, Russell Mathis, and Paul Courson. Interment will be in the Pinewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Central Arkansas Chapter, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409

Julia Woods Rickman

Julia Woods Rickman, 65, of Crossett died Friday, December 15, 2000, at her home. Born March 17, 1935, in Hamburg to George and Brooksie Coulter Norrell, she was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Crossett and was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, George Norrell, and a sister, Willie Swan.

Survivors include her husband, Pat Rickman; a stepson, Dennis Rickman; three daughters, Sandy Harrison and Dixie Adams, all of Crossett, and Julia Reed of Monroe, LA; two brothers, William Norrell of Crossett and James Norrell of Homer, LA; three sisters, Frances Gray of Monroe, LA, Lillian Green of Sterlington, LA, and Mary Ruth Johnston of Harrell; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were on Sunday, December 17, in the First United Pentecostal Church of Crossett with Bros. Larry Hickman, Bryan Peck and Ronnie Turner officiating. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Orland G. Sanders

Orland G. Sanders, 78, of Crossett died Sunday, December 17, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born August 22, 1922, to James Curvis and Mamie Chamberlis Sanders, he was an U. S. Army World War II veteran and a machine operator for Georgia-Pacific Extrusion before retiring. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his spouse, Mildred Sanders of Crossett; two sons, Glen Sanders and Randale Sanders of Crossett; a daughter, Teresa Jenkins of El Dorado; two brothers, Doyle Sanders of Locust Bayou and Darce Sanders of Camden; a sister, Unavee Barner of Hampton, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Crossett. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Full Text of Obituaries Published December 13

Mrs. Margarette E. Hobbs

Mrs. Margarette Etheridge Hobbs, 89, of Hamburg, died Thursday, December 7, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and Hamburg and a resident of Monticello for the past six years, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg, a homemaker, seamstress, cook, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and prayer warrior. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hogan Hobbs, in 1995; a son, James Hobbs; a grandson, Mark Hobbs; her parents, Ruben & Colen Rebecca Allen Etheridge; six brothers and five sisters.

Survivors are two sons, Billy Hobbs and wife Francis of Zwolle, LA, and Gerald Hobbs and wife Linda of Dumas; two daughters, Julia Alice Willis and husband Charles of Demopolis, AL, and Martha McGarrity and husband John of Monticello; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 9, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. John Ross and. Rick Etheridge officiating. Pallbearers were Dennis Willis, Anthony Hobbs, Nanette Judd, Geralyn Miller, Charity & Leah Dennington. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Dorcus Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the donor's favorite charity.

Milton Monroe Johnson

Milton Monroe Johnson, 88, of Crossett died Monday, December 4, 2000, at the Hamburg Leisure Lodge. Born January 12, 1912, in Sheridan, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired forester for Georgia-Pacific Corp., and a long time member of the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. He loved to fish and work in the yard.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Helen Louise Johnson of Crossett; one son, William Edward Johnson of Enfield, CT; three grandsons, Justin, Jarrod and Jacob; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 7, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Don Justice officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Harold Dean Lott

Harold Dean Lott, 70, of Bastrop, LA, died Saturday, December 9, 2000, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. A retired industrial painter, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Ella Evans Lott.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry McDonald of Bastrop; four sons, Carl Lott of Lake City, FL, Harold Douglas Lott of Bastrop, Dennis Wayne Lott of Adona, Ark, and John Stephen Lott of Pineville, LA; a sister, JoAnn Simms of Minden, LA; three brothers, Raymond Lott of Houston, TX, Ralph Lott of Tioga, LA, and Floyd Lott of Crossett; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, in the Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Eppinette officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Egypt Cemetery with arrangements by Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Mrs. Cornelia Hines Parker

Mrs. Cornelia Hines Parker, 85, of Crossett died Sunday, December 10, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mrs. Parker was a native of Clahoun County, a resident of Crossett since 1952 and a former resident of Dermott and Hampton. A homemaker and member of the North Crossett Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil J. Parker in 1971; her parents, Charlie & Amelia Thomas Hines; a sister; two half sisters and a half brother.

Survivors are two daughters, Margaret Jean Waldrup and husband Allen of Hamburg; Jerri Palmer and husband Billy of Longview, TX; two brothers, Charles William Hines of Austin, TX, and Robert O. Hines of Cove City, OR; three sisters, Ruth Leisinger of Dayton, TX, Lula Roe of Shreveport, LA, and Ruby Smith of Tyler, TX; four grandchildren, Tammy Henry and husband Bill of Crossett; Ginger Welch and husband Jim of El Dorado and Kevin Palmer and wife Summer of Austin, TX, and Susan Palmer Altom and husband, Dan, of The Woodlands, TX; three great-grandsons, Will & Stephen Henry and Robert Allen Welch; one great-granddaughter, Mary Ellen Welch; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Grave-side funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, in the Union Grove Cemetery south of Harrell with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Honorary pallbearers were to be Kevin Palmer, Dan Altom, Bill Henry, Jim Welch and Brady Parker. Funeral arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Union Grove Cemetery Association, c/o Earl Gorman, Rt 3, Box 124, Hampton, AR 71744 or to Gideons International, PO Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635.

Flora Mae White

Flora Mae White, 83, of Bastrop, LA, died Sunday, December 10, 2000, at the Cherry Ridge guest care home. A homemaker and member of the Central Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Olan W. White, and a son, Glen Dale White.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Ellis and husband Richard of Austin, TX, and Mickey Farrar and husband Leonard of Bastrop; five sons, Sherwood White and wife Virginia of St. Petersburg, FL, Donald White and wife Betty of Little Rock, Darrell White and wife Elaine and Ed White and wife Beverly of Bastrop, and Jimmy White and wife Judy of Downsville, LA; a sister, Loyce Stell of West Monroe, LA; a brother, D. S. "Boots" Madden of Texarkana, AR; 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, in the Central Baptist Church with Bros. Freddie Spears and Thad Douglas officiating. Sons were to be pallbearers with grandsons as honorary pallbearers. Burial was to follow grave-side services at the Promise Land Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, with arrangements by Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Jane Frances Maxwell Williams

Jane Frances Maxwell Williams, 81, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, December 4, 2000. She was born in Bastrop July 21, 1919. She and her husband, Robert Shirley Williams, moved to Beekman, LA, where they retired. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston, MA, and the First Church of Christ Scientist in Monroe, LA. She worked as a legal secretary and after retirement, went to Boston to work in the translation department of her church. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Survivors include three children, James Robert Williams and wife Sharon of Washington, D. C.., Shirley Frances Williams of Bastrop and Leon Harris "Harry" Williams and wife Sue of Clemson, SC; five brothers, David M. Maxwell, James L. Maxwell, Paul E. Maxwell, Don R. Maxwell and Richard T. Maxwell; one sister, Rosetta C. Satterfield; a sister-in-law, Mildred Melton; and grandchildren Daniel James Williams of Knoxville, TN, Ann Marie Wills and husband Howard of Merriam, KS, Melissa Robb and husband Bill of Ellis, KS, Robert James Williams and wife Isabelle of Enid, OK, Penelope Jane Reyes and husband Tedoro of San Francisco, CA, Stacee Elizabeth Aspland and husband John of Long Beach, CA, Carrie Lyn Williams of Atlanta, GA, and Ethan Alan Frederick and wife Megan of Atlanta; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett.

John Frank Wolf, Jr.

John Frank Wolf, Jr., 75, died Thursday, December 7, 2000, in Texarkana, TX. Born January 18, 1925, in Hamburg to John Franklin, Sr., and Essie Dell Noble Wolf, he and his wife made their home in Idabel, OK, for the past 30 years after moving from Baton Rouge, LA. He retired from Weyerhauser, where he was employed as a power house supervisor. He was an U. S. Eighth Air Force veteran of World War II, with tours of duty in England and Czechoslovakia. A Baptist, he was preceded in death by his parents, who lived in Crossett.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Darlene Wolf of Idabel, OK; three sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip Aubrey and Margaret Wolf of Alpharetta, GA, John Frank Wolf III of Hugo, OK, and Billy Bob and Jeanette Wolf of Idabel; two daughters, Brenda Gibbs of Fredricksburg, VA, and Julia Alice Ives of Texarkana, AR; a brother, Louis Aubrey Wolf of Little Rock; a sister, Evelyn McCormick of Crossett; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9, in the First Baptist Church in Idabel, OK. Grave-side services were at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, in the Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mickey Noble, Scott McCormick, Jeff Ives, Jarrod Ives, David Wolf, Harbison Moffatt, Tony Moffatt, Norris Burchell and Gary Johnson. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Full Text of Obituaries Published December 6

Michael McCauley Briggs

Michael McCauley Briggs, 59, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, in Houston, TX.

Survivors include his parents, Norman and Betty Briggs of Crossett, and a nephew, Mark Gripp of Eugene, OR.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 4, in St. Mark's Episcopal Church with Father George Hart officiating, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Willie Daniels

Willie Daniels, 91, of Lacey died Sunday, November 26, 2000, in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Drew County, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Promise Land Baptist Church in Lacey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Jo Daniels, on November 5, 2000; two sons, William Terry and Willie Daniels, Jr., and his parents, King David and Margaret Lambert Daniels.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Mae Daniels and Mae Thomas of Lacey; a sister, Robizine Blanks of Fountain Hill; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, December 1, in the Promise Land Baptist Church in Lacey with Rev. Olderns McQuay officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Ray, Hubert, Ernest and Charlie Smith, Mark Graham, Gary Lambert and Willie Lamar and Walter Daniels. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of the church.

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

Betty Jo Donaldson

Betty Jo Donaldson, 68, of Crossett, died Thursday, November 30, 2000, at her residence. She was born on September 14, 1932 to David Eugene and Johnnie Mae Smith Stell. Mrs. Donaldson was a honor student when attending Hamburg High School, an Ashley County Medical Center Auxiliary member, and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett where she was involved with the Golden Voices and working with the youth. She loved quilting, fishing, the outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Donaldson was preceded in death by two sisters, Francis Kelley and Jean Cahill; and one brother, John Stell.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Eugene Donaldson of Crossett; one son, Jimmy Donaldson of Crossett; two daughters, Janet Cronin of Little Rock and Judy Jenkins of Harrison; two sisters, Carrie Austin of Monticello and Celeste Fairweather of Davenport, LA; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Doyle Donaldson, Donnie Rice, Hugh Austin, David Culp, Don Cahill and Bill Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were J.D. Kelly, Charles Morgan Kelly Jr., Bobbie Jones and Charles Donaldson.

Phillip Key

Mr. Phillip Rayner Key, 35 of Monette, died Thursday, November 9, 2000, in Little Rock. He was born June 29, 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Linda Kay Rider Key and the late Jimmy Eugene Key Sr. He attended school in Hamburg as a young person and resided there for a number of years. Mr. Key was also a former resident of Memphis and Little Rock before recently moving to Monette. He was a self-employed painter and he attended the First Assembly of God Church in Sherwood. Mr. Key was married December 1, 1997, to the former Miss Renae Bunch, who survives. He loved music and singing, writing poetry, and traveling to the mountains and the ocean. Along with his father, Mr. Key was preceded in death by his daughter's mother and first wife, Kimberly Adams Key of Memphis, and his grandparents, Sarah and Andrew Rider, and James and Bertha Key.

In addition to his wife, Renae, survivors include one daughter, April Key, and his mother, Kay Key, both of Wynne; and a brother, Jimmy Eugene Key Jr. of Elberta, Alabama.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 11, at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Hancock, pastor of Wynne First Assembly of God, officiating. Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne and McCrory was in charge of arrangements.

The family requests that memorials be made to Teen Challenge, P.O. Box 8177, Hot Springs, AR 71909.

Mrs. Ora Hester Phillips

Mrs. Ora Hester Phillips, 97, of Fountain Hill, died Sunday, December 3, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. Mrs. Phillips was a native of Crossett; a resident of Fountain Hill for 70 years and a resident of Crossett for the past 7 years. She was a retired teacher who taught in the Welch and Fountain Hill schoola. She was a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church where she was president of the WMU for many years and Sunday school teacher, and she was a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Robert R. (Ray) Phillips in January of this year; her parents, Jim & Maggie Geddie Hester; two brothers, Aldon E. & Roland E. Hester; a sister, Adelle Hollis and three brothers that died in infancy.

Survivors include 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 of Lubbock, TX; one brother, J. Norman Hester of Crossett; two sisters, Corinne Binns of Crossett and Inez Norrell of El Dorado; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews; and two care-givers, Susie Murphy of Hamburg and Martha Boney of Bastrop, LA.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, at the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Elton and Gene Gregory officiating. Pallbearers are to be Terry Phillips, Craig Gentry, Neal Phillips, Tim Vaden, Stewart Phillips and Tim Krisell. Honorary pallbearers are to be Sterling White, Bobby Binns, Thomas Norrell, Tim Norrell, Charles Hollis, Bill Hester, Dale Hester, Frank E. Denson, Robert A. Phillips and Edward Phillips. Interment will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church, c/o Velton Cason, 213 Ashley Road 482, Fountain Hill, AR 71642.

Mrs. Florence Hobbs Yates

Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Hobbs Yates, 72, of Fountain Hill died Monday, November 27, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Montrose and a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 35 years, she retired from the Hamburg Shirt Factory in 1990 and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Eastwood in 1989 and Joe Yates in 1980; her parents, J. B. & Opal Brewster Hobbs, two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include five sons, Carl "Ricky" Eastwood of Florence, WI; Billy Joe Yates of Fountain Hill, Butch Yates of Monticello, Joe Fred Yates of Hamburg and James Fred Yates of Little Rock; five daughters, Glennis Holland of Hamburg, Bonnie Tumlison and Jo Ann Qualls of Crossett, Nancy Wilcox of Fountain Hill, and Joyce Smith of Monticello; three brothers, Robert Hobbs of Crossett, Jackie Hobbs of Alsey, IL and Jimmy Hobbs of Greenbrier; three sisters, Lynell Bowen of Pine Bluff, Linda Poole of Vilonia, and Sue Johnson of Crossett; 23 grandchildren, Deen Griffith, Davie Holland, Stacey Ricks White, Casey Ricks High, Paul Ricks, Heather Eastwood, Scott Eastwood Porter, Anthony & Joseph Wilcox, Amanda Holland Heranney, Nicholas Holland, L.B., Kevin & Jennifer Yates and nine others; 14 great-grandchildren, Trent & Keaton Griffith, Tabitha McDougald Freeman, Tori Land, Vance High, Birttany Ricks, Caleb Eastwood and Austin Heranney and six others and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Jackie Hobbs and Jack Calclasure officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy Shaver, Skip Maxwell, Dickey & Rocky Savage, Frank Wesson and Frankie Martin. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons. Interment followed services at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, c/o Mr. Howard Foster, 320 W. Radford, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Full Text of Obituaries Published November 29

Robert Lee Arnold, Jr.

Robert Lee Arnold, Jr., 59, of Hamburg died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at his home. A native of Camden, he was a former truck driver for Steve Bolin Logging and was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sutilla Primm Arnold; and two brothers, Richard Arnold and Rase Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Pastor Mary Arnold; three sons, Ricky, Chris and Leroy Arnold of Watergate, TX; six daughters, Remonica Arnold, Pamela Heard and Felicia Arnold of Hamburg, Felicia Martin of Crossett, Brenda Arnold of Watergate, TX, and Angie Arnold of New York, NY; two brothers, Revs. Sam and John Wesley Arnold of Hamburg; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 25, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Pallbearers were David Miller, Earnest Jenkins, Willie Ed Franklin, Clarence Tucker, Hollis McQuay and Ray Watson. Burial followed services at the Johnson Cemetery.

Richard Oliver Barnett, Sr.

Richard Oliver Barnett, Sr., 62, of Crossett died Friday, November 17, 2000. Born March 13, 1938, to Oliver Daniel and Hazel Ethel Murphy Barnett, he was a life-long resident of Crossett, a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and a retired engineer for Georgia-Pacific Corp. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Beef Trail Deer Camp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Barnett.

Survivors include a son, Richie Barnett of Little Rock; a daughter, Brooke Cantley and husband Mike of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Jess, Noah and Katie Cantley and Annabella Barnett; and three sisters, Edith Hunnicutt of Valdosta, GA, and Nancy Willis and Bennie McArthur of Crossett.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

William Bruce Barnett

William Bruce Barnett, age 44, of Dallas, TX, formerly of Crossett, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000. Born June 18, 1956, to Willie Mae and Martiel Carter Barnett, Mr. Barnett was a 1974 graduate of Crossett High School. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and received a degree in pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Mr. Barnett was employed at Advance Paradigm in Dallas and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Barnett Bolin and his grandparents, William Carter, Ollie and Elzie Barnett.

Survivors include his parents, Martiel and Willie Mae Barnett; his grandmother, Zelma Young; a brother, Jerry Mac and wife Margaret; a sister, Kathy Baldwin and husband Tom; and a brother-in-law, Johnnie Bolin, all of Crossett; four nephews; and one niece; three great-nephews; and one great-niece; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, in the First Freewill Baptist Church of North Crossett with the Rev. John Reed officiating. Interment followed at Carter Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Andrew Wallace, Alan Hopper, Mike Barnett, Benji Carter, John R. Crisp and Jeff Henry. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Crossett High 1974 class. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, Ark. 72207 or the Carter Cemetery Fund, 10900 Wilkins Drive, Bastrop, La. 71220.

Benjamin Felton Bowman

Benjamin Felton Bowman, 77, of Warren died Sunday, November 19, 2000, at the Leisure Lodge in Monticello. Born August 13, 1923 in Farmerville to the late Casper Adonis and Hattie Castleberry Bowman, he was a retired highway contractor for the U.S. Postal Service, a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Master Sgt. Bowman served as a mortar gunner and combat infantryman in New Guinea, Luzon and the Philippines.

Survivors include his wife Peggy Quimby Bowman, who he married August 23, 1942; two sons, Nick Bowman and wife Linda of Farmerville, LA, and Bobby F. Bowman and wife Virginia of Hamburg; one daughter, Sherrilyn Jean Weaver of Crossett; two brothers, Kirby Bowman of Warren and Melton Bowman of Houston, TX; three sisters, Christine Greenwood of Warren, Maxine Yates of Fayetteville, and Jerrye Conto of Warren; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 22, at 1:30 p.m. at Frazer's Funeral Home with Rev. Terrell Wallace officiating, Janice Sullivan as organist and Larry Killian as soloist. Burial was in Hickory Springs Cemetery near Warren. Pallbearers were Kirby Pease Bowman, Benjamin F. Bowman II, Christopher M. Weaver, Joe Don Greenwood, David Wayne Weaver, Don Martin and Mike Yates. Honorary pallbearers were Doyle and Orren Gates, Jerry and Don Robinson, Mark Ryles, Mickey Tucker and Tom, Lynwood and David Dees. Memorials preferred at First Baptist Church of Warren.

Robert O. "Bob" Courson

Robert O. "Bob" Courson, 79, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Monday, November 20, 2000. Born November 25, 1920, to Homer and Ada Woods Courson, Mr. Courson was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942-1945 in the Middle East and India. He drove a truck over the Burma Road into China. He retired from Georgia-Pacific after 44 years of employment. Mr. Courson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett, an avid fisherman and hunter, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his brother, J.B. Courson.

His survivors include his wife, Carolyn Courson of Crossett; two sons, Bobby Courson of Butlerville and Bill Courson of Crossett; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral service were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 22, at the Jones Funeral chapel in Crossett with Revs. Bill Williams and Richard Hughes officiating. Pallbearers were John Pennington, Billy Wayne Moffatt, Gene Weems, Dan Emory, Mike Young and Red Wells.

Internment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Glenn Ladd

Mr. Glenn Ladd, 45, of Hamburg, died Monday, November 27, 2000, at his residence. Mr. Ladd was a lifelong resident of Hamburg and graduated from Hamburg High School in 1973. He was a catfish, rice and soybean farmer, and he owned Ladd & Company, an industrial salvage company. A member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonya Renee Ladd; his father, Earl Clifton Ladd, Sr.; his grandparents, Clara Mae Peacock Ladd, Victor Earl Ladd, and Harry & Ora Olivia Shuck.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Edwards Ladd; two sons, Glenn David and wife Cara Martin Ladd and Patrick Keith Ladd; a daughter, Olivia Sue Ladd; his mother, Della Sue Shuck Ladd; two brothers, Earl Clifton Ladd, Jr. and Harry Keith Ladd, all of Hamburg; nine nieces and five nephews.

Funeral services are to be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Dudley Baxter, B. K. Harris and Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers are to be Freddie Black, Phillip Jones, Allen Richardson, Bob Evans, Gregg Rossini, and Henry Hensley. Honorary pallbearers are to be Joe Dablock, Robert "Booster" Burns, Jim West, E. W. Ricks, and Jim Grady. Interment will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Building Fund, c/o Mary Jo Burns, 3734 Hwy 8 E., Parkdale, AR 71661.

Dean Neal

Dean Neal, 76, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Marsden, he was a retired cook, a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and served as a sergeant in the U. S. Marines Corps during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mae Neal; and a brother, Reen Neal.

Survivors include his wife, Goldie Neal; two daughters, Laloni Neal of Pasadena, CA, and Meredith Wilson of Norfolk, VA; two stepdaughters, Sandra Mosely and Earnestine Yates of Sacramento, CA; a brother, Robert Duff of Dallas, TX; three sisters, Geneva Neal Charles, Albretta Armstead and Sarah Flenaugh of Chicago, IL; and five step-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, November 27, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were Arthur Lamos, Todd Brown, Jr., Bobby Brown, Ray Ford, Charles Moore, T. L. Lowe, Nathaniel Keith and Leon Whaley. Burial followed services at the Weary Rest Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Jack Harold Pounds

Mr. Jack Harold Pounds, 69, of Hamburg, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at the Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton. A native of the Snyder community outside of Hamburg and a resident of Hamburg for many years, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1950. He was an employee of Amerada Hess for 20 years, and he was a plant supervisor for Georgia Pacific for 23 years until retiring in 1994. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamburg where he was president of the Men's Bible Class and served on several committees in the church, as well as being the church's handy man. He drove the van for the senior citizen trips as well as for the Kid's Club. He and his wife were active in the Ozark Mission Project and have been on several mission trips. He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. & Abby Virginia Golden Pounds.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margie G. Brantley Pounds of Hamburg; three daughters, Victoria Sullins and husband, Richard, of Forney, TX; Deborah Harrison and husband Al of Jonesboro and Jacqueline Hennington and husband Ernie, of Hamburg; three sisters, Betty Sue Chapman of McNeil, Gwen Fischer of Hamburg and Francis Gosnell of Garland, TX; two brothers, Johnny Ralph Pounds of Bakersfield, CA and Everett Fay Pounds of Hamburg; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, in the First United Methodist Church of Hamburg with Revs. John Shafer, Thad Douglas and Leslee Phillips officiating. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Men's Bible Class of the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg and the Ozark Mission Project Team. In lieu of fFlowers, memorials may be made to the Central Arkansas Autism Society 501 Woodlane Drive, Suite 210 Annex, Little Rock, AR 72201, The Heifer Project International, PO Box 808, Little Rock, AR 72203 or to the First United Methodist Church, Mission Fund, 202 S. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Junior Rainey

Junior Rainey, 67, of Warren, formerly of Crossett, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at the Bradley County Medical Center. Born September 15, 1933, in Bradley County to the late Wallace, Sr., and Mary Hamilton Rainey, he was a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific's plywood division and a Presbyterian. He was preceded in death by a son, Lanny M. Rainey, and a sister, Nancy Rainey Owens.

Survivors include his wife, Nettie Clanton Rainey; a son, Wendell M. Rainey of Crossett; a daughter, Teresa Rainey Walsh of Crossett; a sister, Barbara Huddleston, of Dallas, TX; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 24, in the Cavalry Presbyterian Church at Johnsville with Rev. Troy Pruitt officiating. Charles Cauley was soloist and pianist. Pallbearers were Danny Rainey, Eddie Ferrell, Clay Lowery, Billy Joe Ferrell, John Lewis Suratt and Dugan Townley. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Rainey, Ernie, Troy and Travis Ferrell and Donny Ray Lowery.

Burial followed services at the Calvary Cemetery by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Presbyterian Church, 143 Bradley Road 56, Hermitage, AR 71647.

Mrs. Lucille Standridge

Mrs. Lucille Standridge, 77, of Collins, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at her residence. Mrs. Standridge was a native of Hector, a resident of Collins for the past four years and a former resident of Dermott and Boydell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Boydell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Mikel Standridge in 1984; her parents, Henry & Maudie Heffley Price and a granddaughter, Faith Densmore.

Survivors include two sons, William Hardie of Cominto and Michael Standridge of Collins; three daughters, Wanda Densmore of McGehee, Gladys Densmore of Ladelle, and Mildred Carrington of Grand Rivers, KY; a brother, Mitchell Price of Eudora; two sisters, Lillian Standridge of Dermott and Hazel Ballinger of Russellville; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, November 27, in the Boydell Baptist Church with Rev. E.W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Boykin, Quinton Adcock, Larry Pruitt, Wilford Cottington, Chuck Hudgens, John Wooten, Lynn Cater and James Cottington. Interment followed services at the Montrose Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock AR 72207.

Owen Winston "Teddy" Warren

Owen Winston "Teddy" Warren, 83,of Crossett died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at his residence. A life-long resident of Crossett, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill and was a member of the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, Will C. and Willie P. Hughes Warren, four sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include a son, Milton Warren of Chino, CA; three daughters, Delois Warren of Los Angeles, CA, Alestene Creighton of Gardena, CA and LaJetta Hudson of Lakewood, CA; eight grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were to be Odell Lawson, C. T. Foster, Eugene Streeter, Donald Flentroy, Roy Curtis and Curtis Boston, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were to be John W., Derek and Anthony T. Creighton, Keith Hudson, Robert Jackson and Rev. Nolan Watson. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Leatha B. Watts

Leatha B. Watts, 78, of Crossett died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born January 13, 1922, to Alford and Mary Bays Rice, she was a homemaker and a member of the Beulahland Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis V. Watts.

Survivors include a son, Alford Lewis Watts and wife Norma of Crossett; a sister, Flozeal DeWeese of McAlister, OK; and two step-children, Tarra and Chadd Rice.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, November 27, in the Community Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Lawrence Amos officiating. Pallbearers were William Carroll Pippen, Mike Sturdivant, Jack Hamm, Darrell Rice and Ernest Coulter. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

LueDilla "Hulie" Wilson

LueDilla "Hulie" Wilson, 79, of Hamburg died Saturday, November 25, 2000, in the North Monroe Hospital. A native of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Wilson; three sons, one daughter and four sisters.

Survivors include three sons, Aubrey Wilson of Atlanta, GA, and Cleveland and Nathaniel Wilson of Hamburg; two daughters, Doristine Dunn and Maggie Ware of Hamburg; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were to be Anthony and Thomas Wilson, Levell Stanley, Jr., Johnny and Billy Ray Stanley. Burial was to follow services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Full Text of Obituaries Published November 22

Mrs. Vernie L. Jones

Mrs. Vernie L. Jones, 90, of Crossett, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. A native of Meridian, MS; a resident of Crossett since 1981 and for many years a resident of Wilmot, she was a homemaker and a member of the Dry Bayou Assembly of God Church outside of Wilmot. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 70 years, Cleveland Jones, in July of this year; her parents, Charlie & Minnie Collins Ward, three brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Charles "Buddy" Jones and wife Dorothy of Crossett and Gerald Jones and wife Mary of Monticello; a daughter, Louise Taylor and husband Budd, of Crossett; a sister, Thelma Shannon of Bastrop, LA; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 1 p.m. Monday, November 20, at the Dry Bayou Cemetery with Rev. Cecil Harvey officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Dry Bayou Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Polly Wolf, 138 Ashley Road 378, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Willowree Jones

Willowree B. Jones, 89, of Crossett, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000. Born January 7, 1911, to William Eldridge and Sarah Alive Silver Byrd, Mrs. Jones was a member of the Crossett Eastern Star Lodge #303 and a dual member with the Margaret Chapter #151 in Hamburg and was the State Sweetheart of the Arkansas Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star in 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and was preceded in death by her husband, William Jess Jones.

Survivors include one son, William Bruce Jones of Galena, OH; one daughter, Hazel Smith of Crossett; one brother, Oliver Brisco Byrd of North Carolina; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 19, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Steve Franklin officiating. Interment followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Sidney Lamb

Sidney Lamb, 77, of Lake Village died Tuesday, November 14, 2000. A farmer and member and deacon of the Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ella Lamb; a grandson, Landon Lamb; and two sisters, Lucy Ward and Floree Hayes.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lamb; two sons, Jimmie Lamb of Watson and Billy Lamb of Lake Village; two daughters, JoAnn Payne of Lake Village and Mary Eva Schuk of Conway; three brothers, Leon and Robert Lamb of Lake Village and Frankie Lamb of Arkansas City; three sisters, Bernice Standridge of Lake Village, Alice Smith of Dermott and Laverne Fuel of Hamburg; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 16, in the Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Phillip Payne and Elmer Holiman officiating. Burial followed services at the Oak Grove Cemetery, directed by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Samuel Oscar Lum

Samuel Oscar Lum, 90, of Bastrop, LA, died Friday, November 17, 2000, at his home. Born March 16, 1910, to Edgar Curlin and Martha Jane Horn Lum in Morehouse Parish, Mr. Lum was a retired truck driver for Georgia-Pacific and a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianne Mann.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Nancy Collier Lum; one son, Claude Lum; three daughters, Mary Harris, Juanell Smith and Shirley Bridges, all of Bastrop; one brother, Harold Lum of Buna, TX; thirteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 20 at the Pine Hill Methodist Church in Beekman, LA with the Revs. Carvin Adams and Steve Casey officiating. Interment followed at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Audrey Mae Stephenson

Audrey Mae Johnson Stephenson, age 89, of Crossett, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born May 6, 1911, to Harvey Allen and Ida Mae Brockwell Johnson in Fountain Hill, Mrs. Stephenson was a homemaker and a member of the Beulahland Assembly of God Church for over fifty years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Stephenson; one brother, Felton Johnson; two grandsons, Jerrell Stephenson. and an infant.

Survivors include three sons, Derrell, Floyd and Aubrey Stephenson, all of Crossett; two daughters, Margie Carter of Crossett and Opal Hartness of Monticello; one sister, Verdell Bowman of Mt. Morris, MI; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 12 noon Thursday, November 16, at the Beulahland Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Larry Johnson and Wesley Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were Allen, Greg and David Stephenson, Steve and Kerry Hartness, Mike and Matthew Carter, and Corey Herriman. Interment followed at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Juanita Merlene Swan

Juanita Merlene Swan, 64, of Strong died Thursday, November 16, 2000. Born August 2, 1936, to Levi Madison and Henrietta Francis Murphy, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Carla Parades, Becky Hull and Fran Frisby, all of Strong; a stepdaughter, Janie Moran of Ball Ground, GA; a brother, M. L. "Sonny" Lemons of Laverene, TN; nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and six step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Pallbearers were James Frisby, Harry Hull, Jr., Harold Swan, Bennie Swan, Leonard Farrar, Shellie Dale Lemons, Gary and Levi Frisby. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson, 80, of Wilmot, formerly of Chicago, IL, died Friday, November 17, 2000, at the St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County and a Chicago resident for 44 years before moving back to Wilmot 15 years ago, he was a retired laborer for General Motors and a member and deacon of the Second Baptist Church. He also served eight years on the Wilmot City Council. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Maude Mitchell Wilson, and ten sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Blondie Wilson.

Funeral services will be at 11 am. Saturday, November 25, in the Second Baptist Church with Rev. L. M. Christian officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Hardaway, Thomas, Willie, Carl and Michael Rollins, and Benjamin Gray, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews and the deacons of the church. Burial will follow services at the Second Baptist Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Full Text of Obituaries Published November 15

Billy Gerald Barnett

Billy Gerald Barnett, 62, of Crossett died Sunday, November 12, 2000. Born January 2, 1938, in Bastrop, LA, to the late James Willard and Mabrey Smith Barnett, he attended Louisiana State University and graduated from Northeast Louisiana University. He owned Berry Packing Company in Crossett. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, served on the board of First State Bank of Crossett, was a former board member for the Southeast Meatpackers' Association and was an avid hunter and cattleman

Survivors include his wife, Harriet Stockley Barnett of Crossett; a sister, Nelda Ruth Barnett Johnson of Monroe, LA; his children, Clair Ramsay and husband Rick of Little Rock; Jett Sheehy and husband Mike of Atlanta, GA, Todd Barnett and wife Shelley Pennington Barnett of Houston, TX, Brad Davis and wife Lonni Welch Davis of Crossett; Jon Barnett and wife Ginger Allgood Barnett of Houston, and Temple Langston and husband Tim of Harlingen, TX; grandchildren Alex and Clancy Graham, Smith, Michael, and Ryan Sheehy, Taylor, Jake, Hayden and Cameron Barnett and Reeves Davis.

Funeral services are planned for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Revs. Bill Williams and Sally Johnson officiating. Burial will follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 4301 West Markham, Slot 623, Little Rock, AR 72205 or to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, at the Jones Funeral Home in Crossett. . The family will be at 1408 Cedar in Crossett. .

Elvis Bradley

Elvis Bradley, 94, of Crossett died Monday, November 6, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born June 26, 1906, in Dermott to Elvis and Texanna Bradley, he was employed at the Crossett sawmill and later retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood plant. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Caroline Bradley, Bessie Wilson and Texanna Bradley; and three brothers. Thomas, Joseph and Jim Bradley.

Survivors include his wife, Angel Lee Bradley of Crossett; six daughters, Mary L. Johnson, Redenna Tate Aubrey and Charlotte Williams of Crossett, Joyce M. Glover and Melvalene Bradley of Milwaukee, WI, and LaJune Givins and husband Charles of Denver, CO; three sons, Elvis Bradley of Milwaukee, and Thomas Lee Bradley and Earl Terry of Crossett; grandchildren Frederick L. Givins of Denver, Denise Y. Gilbert, Randall Terry and wife Valerie, Eugene Johnson and wife Linda, Joe Willie Johnson and wife Barbara and Lisa Wilson of Crossett; Bonnie Glover and James E. Johnson of Houston, TX; Edmond Johnson of Chicago, IL; Craig and Bonnie Glover, Elvis II, Sultan, Naeem, Khaleelah, Tyra, Tekivia and Makala Bradley and Genary Ford of Milwaukee, Satonya and Sandy Ford of Little Rock, and Earl Terry, Jr., of Des Moines, IA; many great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, November 13, in the Calvary Full Gospel Church with Rev. David Henderson officiating. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Corssett.

Mr. Cecil H. Broach

Mr. Cecil H. Broach, 83, died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Ashley County and a resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg for the past 40 years, he was a retired pipefitter and a member of Local #798 for fifty years. He was an U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9360 in Hamburg and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur & Myrtis Bolin Broach, two brothers, Ray & Royce Broach, and a sister, Dorothy Broach.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Luna Sawyer Broach of Hamburg; a son, Dewayne Broach of Hamburg; a daughter, Patricia Anne Broach Jay of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a sister, Ruth Roper of New Orleans, LA; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, November 13, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. Honorary pallbearers were members of VFW Post #9360. A private interment of ashes will take place in the Eden Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 1610, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Zenith Dale Sivils Carter

Zenith Dale Sivils Carter, age 89, of Crossett, died Thursday, November 9, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born on March 9, 1911, to Henry Cornelius and Aurelia Carlisle Sivils, Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett. She was proceeded in death by her husband, H.T. "Jack" Carter; a grandson, Chuck Goodwin; seven brothers and one sister.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Goodwin, and husband Charles of Crossett; one granddaughter, Tara Kettles of Little Rock; two great-grandsons; one step-granddaughter and one step-grandson.

The family received visitors from 6-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, and grave side services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, at the Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery with the Reverend Jimmie Lewis officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Esther Jo Daniels

Esther Jo Daniels, 85, of Lacey died Sunday, November 5, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A life-long resident of Lacey, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Olive A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, Willie Daniels, Jr., and William Terry; her parents, William and Amanda Banks; and a sister.

Survivors include her husband, Willie Daniels; two daughters, Margaret Daniels and Mae Thomas of Lacey; a sister, Tonnie Tyler of Gahanna, OH; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 9, in the Mount Olive A. M. E. Church with Rev. Isiah Walker officiating. Pallbearers were Mark Graham, William Lamar Daniels, Bruce Tyler, Charlie Smith, Gary Christopher, Hubert Smith, Gary Lambert and Ernest Smith. Honorary pallbearers were the trustees of the church. Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ernest "Ed" Doss

Ernest Norman Doss, 78, of Corvallis, Oregon, died Thursday, September 28, 2000, at Altera Wynwood of Albany Care Center in Corvallis. Born August 26, 1922, to George and Velma Pearson Doss in Hamburg, he spent most of his childhood in Ashley County and attended school in Hamburg.

On July 12, 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater. His decorations and citations included the American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Following his discharge on December 16, 1945, he joined his wife and son in Long Beach, CA. While there he worked as an installer and technician for General Telephone Co. for almost 40 years, retiring in 1977 when he moved to Ashland, OR, then Corvallis in the early 1980s. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Second Ward and an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife Cora Doss; his son, John Doss of Keizer, OR; daughters, Mary Ann Taylor of Duarte, CA and Priscilla Jan Doss of Phoenix, OR; a sister, Dorothy LeVesque of Hamburg; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services were at 10 a.m., October 5, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Corvallis State Center on Harrison Blvd. The dedication of the grave and burial followed at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Albany. Bishop Chris Zahlman officiated. Memorial donations can be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in care of McHenry Funeral Home, 206 NW Fifth St., Corvallis, OR 97330.

Gabrielle "Gaby" F. Edmonds

Gabrielle "Gaby" F. Edmonds, 85, of Little Rock died Thursday, November 9, 2000. Originally from Paris, France, she came to Little Rock in 1946 after marrying James Russell Edmonds. Although naturalized as a United States citizen in 1956, she cherished her French heritage throughout her life. In addition to raising three children, she taught French and art at Our Lady of Holy Souls School, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral School and Franklin Elementary School in Little Rock and in the Portland Public Schools. She was a member of Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church in Little Rock.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, James Russell Edmonds.

Survivors include her son, Frank Edmonds; her daughter, Annie Ross, both of Little Rock; daughter-in-law Annemarie Escouflaire of Germany; five grandchildren, Frederick Escouflaire, Monique Escouflaire-Englert, and Annette Escouflaire of Germany, Stephen Ross of Little Rock and Michael Ross of San Francisco, CA; four great-grandchildren, and many friends and former students.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 11, in Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church with arrangements by Griffin Leggett Healy and Roth of Little Rock.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Friends and relatives may sign the on-line guest book at www.legacy.com.

Mrs. Annie L. Walthall

Mrs. Annie L. Walthall, 78, died Friday, November 10, 2000, at her residence in Fountain Hill. A native of Brandon, MS, and a resident of Fountain Hill for over 40 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Franklin Walthall, in 1983; a son, James Lee Walthall, in 1960; her parents, Wesley & Mattie Sue Kersh Smith, and three brothers.

She is survived by two sons, Johnny Walthall of Fountain Hill and Eugene Walthall of El Dorado; seven daughters, Gracie Spivey of Dumas, Betty Chance of Lake Village, Mary Davis of Fountain Hill, Juanita Knight of Hamburg, Susan Gifford of Fountain Hill, Nancy Coulter of Hamburg and Cindy Harris of Fountain Hill; a brother, Lester Smith of Fresno, CA; three sisters, Louise Walthall of Bastrop, LA, and Willie Jones and Wilma Barrett of Fountain Hill; 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 2 p.m., Sunday, November 12, in the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Elton and Edward Gulledge officiating. Pallbearers were Chris, Jonathan and Paul Walthall, Chris and Dewayne Bussell, Will Coulter, Eric Roberts, and Dion Darbonne. Interment followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church, c/o Mr. Velton Cason, 213 Ashley Road 482, Fountain Hill, AR 71642

Mr. Robert "Doobie" Woods

Mr. Robert "Doobie" Woods, 64, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, November 8, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg for over 40 years, he was a retired farmer; a member of the Martinville Baptist Church and a veteran of the US Army. He was a devoted husband and father and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Travis & Lena Moore Woods, and one brother, Pete Woods.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Kelley Woods of Hamburg; two sons, Mark Woods of Selma, AL and Neal Woods of Hamburg; two daughters, Charlotte Woods of Hamburg and Deborah Woods of Houston, TX; two sisters, Hazel & Brenda Bolin of Hamburg; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, November 10, in the Martinville Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Wood officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Dean Graves, Richard Collins, Jeff Woods, Charles Bolin, Rudy Wrzesinski and Eddie Corder. Interment followed services at the Old Union Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Full Text of Obituaries Published November 8

William H. Barnes

William H. Barnes, 83, of Moore, OK, died Sunday, October 15, 2000, surrounded by his loving family. Born January 24, 1917, in Monroe, LA, he grew up in Crossett. His life was a tapestry of science, music, outdoor activities and time with family and friends. He was an ardent Arkansas Razorback fan and was the son of Iley M.Barnes, Sr., who was mayor of Crossett from 1922 to 1936. .

He served in the U. S. Army Signal Corps during World War II and was wounded in the Philippines. He was most proud of being chosen as a civilian scientist and being sent to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he assisted in the development of radar. In the Public Broadcast System documentary Echoes of War, he is shown working on the radar technology that was instrumental in the United States winning World War II. He was educated at Louisiana Tech and taught electronics at various universities. An accomplished musician, he recorded several songs with Les Brown and his Band of Renown. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1975 and was nationally recognized for his "unselfish contribution of time and energies, off the job, to community voluntary activities without legal compulsion or compensation in such services.". He was a 32 degree Mason. He organized the American Legion baseball program for the city of Moore and personally presented American flags to the city of Moore, the Moore Jaycees and the Boy Scouts. He organized a charter chapter of the Civil Air Patrol in Moore and South Oklahoma City and served for many years.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sybil M. Barnes; a son, William R. Barnes and wife Sharon of Tuttle, OK; a daughter, Donna L. Newsom and husband Donald of Edmond, OK; a son, Jerry A. Barnes and wife Rebecca of Albuquerque, NM; a brother, Iley M. Barnes and wife Doty of Chattanooga, TN; grandchildren Julie, Jonathan, Jennifer, Aris and Marian; and great-grandchild, Jonathan Grant; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 19, at the South Colonial chapel with interment following at Resthaven Cemetery.

Myrtle Dee Bright

Myrtle Dee Bright, 93, of Crossett died Saturday, November 4, 2000, at the Leisure Lodge nursing home in n Crossett. Born in Prescott on June 15, 1907, to Joseph William and Alpha Omega Lewis, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and was preceded in death by her husband, William A. "Bill" Bright, three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include a son, William L. Bright and wife Gail of Oklahoma City, OK; a daughter, Barbara Gates and husband Mike of Crossett; a brother, Glen Lewis of Delight; three grandsons, Doug Bright and wife Christy of Norman, OK, Tom Bright and wife Leslie of Oklahoma City and Pat Bright and wife Anna Lisa of Edmond, OK; and seven great-grandchildren, Amanda, Zack, Hunter, Trevor, Abby, Devin and Brandon.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Bro. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were to be Tom Streetman, Jonathan Gates, and Loomis, Doug, Tim and Pat Bright. The Leisure Lodge Big Wheelers were to be honorary pallbearers.

Burial was planned following services at 2 p.m. at the Sweethome Cemetery in Prescott, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the Leisure Lodge activity fund, Crossett Scholarship Foundation or for Gideon Bibles.

Mr. L. T. Clark

Mr. L. T. Clark, 75, of Hamburg died Wednesday, November 1, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Hamburg for all of his life, he worked at Big O's Tire and Pennington's Tire in Hamburg for the past 12 years. He was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher. He was an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, William & Carrie Moore Clark; a brother, Max Clark; and an infant daughter, Shirley Jean Clark.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Campbell Clark of Hamburg; three sons; Johnny, Tommy and Bobby Clark, all of Hamburg; two daughters, Linda Day and Betty Beaver of Fort Worth, TX; two stepsons, Bucky Carpenter of Hamburg and Robert Carpenter of Downsville, LA; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 4, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Lane Amos officiating. . Pallbearers were Allen Waldrup, Oscar Clark, Steven Hodge, Russell Maxwell, George Norman Swan and Alan Swan. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Harville, Hob Moffatt, Fred Mausehardt, Howard Foster, Royce Bowden, Bobby Ferguson, Earl McCrory, W. M. Wigley, Charles White, James Tassey, Tommy Sivils, Jack Turner, Edward Akin, Jim Bailey, Tommy Morgan and Dennis Byrd. . Interment followed services at the Eden Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Alfred B. Farmer

Mr. Alfred B. Farmer, 74, died Tuesday, October 31, 2000, at his residence in Hamburg. Mr. Farmer was a life long resident of Ashley County, a resident of Hamburg for the past 15 years and a former resident of Crossett. He retired from Georgia-Pacific paper mill in 1988, and he was currently working as a night watchman at the Forest Echoes Technical Institute. He was an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Gardner Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9360 in Hamburg. He was a musician who played with the Good Times Band, and he enjoyed playing music with and for his friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annetta Townsend Farmer; his parents, Daniel & Larcie Fleming Farmer; a brother, Aubrey Farmer and two sisters, June Witcher & Merle Doss.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Witcher Douglas Farmer of Hamburg; a son, Gary Farmer; a daughter, Kathy Rowe, both of Crossett; two stepsons, Mark Douglas of Crossett and Glenn Douglas of Hamburg; a step-daughter, Lisa Allison of Branson, MO; a brother, A.D. Farmer of Hamburg; three sisters, Lila Woods and Ethel Allison both of Hamburg and Teenie Roberts of Crossett; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, November 3, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Thad Douglas officiating. Pallbearers were Eugene Davis, Billy Joe Haney, Vernon Barnes, Julian Estelle, John Myers, A. D. Witherington, Junior Oden, Charles Summerland, Jimmy Wilcoxon and Garner Hancock. Interment followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Junior F. Lawson

Mr. Junior F. Lawson, 69, of Parkdale, died Tuesday, October 31, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Dardanelle and a resident of Parkdale for most of his life, he was a retired farmer and a member of the the Parkdale Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by three children, Roy, Patricia & Bobby Lawson; his mother, Ollie M. Ballinger Maglothin in 1992, his father, J.T. Lawson in 1965; two brothers, Clevon & Leroy Lawson; and a sister, Eunice Lawson.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Pope Lawson of Parkdale; three sons, Jimmy Lawson of McGehee, Austin James Lawson of Kilbourne, LA, and Danny Ray Lawson of Parkdale; four daughters, Deborah Hughes of Dermott, Tammy Allen of Kilbourne, Joyce Ann Pope of Logansport, IN, and Shirley Allen of Kilbourne; two brothers, Lavan Lawson of Portland and Glen Lawson of Hamburg; 20 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 2, in the Parkdale Baptist Church with Rev. Harry Noble officiating. Pallbearers were John Noble Barnes, John Sumner Barnes, Bryan Allen, J. D. Grice, Sr., David Donham and J. L. McCain. Honorary pallbearers were C.C. Everett, Jack McManus, Owen Jones, Mark Hawkins, Jr. and Harry Dunigan. Interment followed services at the Kilbourne, LA, Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Don Simpson Lloyd

Don Simpson Lloyd, 73, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Wednesday, November 1, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was born on August 19, 1927 to Thad Dink and Edyth Boyd Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd retired in 1992 from Georgia-Pacific after 36 years of employment. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Crossett Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn E. Lloyd of Crossett; one son, Thad Lloyd of Crossett; one daughter, Donna Garison of McGehee; and three granddaughters, Geneva Lynn Garison, Sarah Janette Garison, both of McGehee, and Ashley Evan Lloyd of Crossett.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 2, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Jimmie Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie Pruitt, Johnny Blankenship, Jason Allen, Chuck Allen, Jim Ross, Jason Rainey and Jimmie Lewis with the Crossett Lions Club serving as honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Essie Swan Morgan

Essie Swan Morgan, 90, of Crossett died Tuesday, October 31, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born January 28, 1910, to Oscar and Mary Pippen Swan, she was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and enjoyed working in her yard and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Morgan.

Survivors include a daughter, Rosemary Robinson of Crossett; a grandchild, Kelley Robbins, and a great-grandchild, Dylan Robbins of Benton.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, in the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Crossett with David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Gerald Morgan, Tim Ballard, Lee Barnett, Sonny Brooks, Downey Robinson, Mike McDaniels, Gary Outlaw and Bill Deggs.

Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Willie Shaw

Willie Shaw, 88, of Hamburg died Wednesday, November 1, 2000, at the Beverly Heath Care Center in Crossett. A life-long resident of Hamburg, he was a retired member worker and a member of the Phillip Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabel Maggie Griffith Shaw; his parents, Winston and Mattie Jones Shaw; and five sisters.

Survivors include a son, Abraham Shaw of Crossett; three daughters, Sarah Jacob and Janice Lambert of Hamburg and Willie Jean Brown of Crossett; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 5, in the Phillip Grove Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Levell, Ray, and Glenn Stanley, Curtis Howard, Larry Tippie and Billy Ray Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Shaw Hunting Club.

Burial followed services at the Phillip Grove Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Full Text of Obituaries Published November 1

Mae Avery

Mae Avery, 78, of Crossett, died Wednesday, October 25, 2000, at the North Monroe Hospital. Born September 18, 1922, to Willie Sam and Claudia Octavia Caldwell Free, she was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Avery.

Survivors include one son, Lester Avery and his wife Beth of Crossett; one daughter, Janice Stratton and her husband Donnie of Crossett; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Maxwell and Don Ward officiating. Pallbearers were Dan Kersey, Richard Edwards, Billy Ray Free, Dick Avery, Bryan Bays, Johnny Free and Tommy Free. Burial followed at Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Leavy Rice Barnett

Leavy Rice Barnett, 89, of Crossett died Saturday, October 28, 2000, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. Born January 25, 1911, she was a homemaker and a member of the Holly Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Toby Barnett.

Survivors include three sons, Leroy Barnett of Bonita, LA, Gene Barnett of Jones, LA, and Joe Barnett of Crossett; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Monday, October 30, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Revs. Roy Craig and Donald Bryant officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Hatfield, Robert Riles, Henry Sowers, Ed Hartness, Charlie Smith and Jimmy Krenshaw. Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery.

James Edward "Monk" Birdner

James Edward "Monk" Birdner was born in Mer Rouge, LA, on July 14, 1941, to Ms. Bernice DeBose Birdner and the late William Birder. After living there, he moved to Bastrop, LA, and graduated from Morehouse High School. He later moved to Crossett and married Sandra Releford, and they had three children. Employed at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill until his death, he was converted, baptized and united with the First Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. I. J. Jordan in Mer Rouge.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Bernice DeBose Birdner of Bastrop; three daughters, Felisa "Lisa" Smith and husband Dennis of Lynwood, CA, Constance Brown and husband Geryle of Crossett and Cynthia Austin and husband Clarence of Bastrop; three sons, Erin Rex Robinson and wife Gail of Panorama City, CA, Ray Anthony Birdner and James "JJ" Webb of Crossett; three sisters, Anna Lucas and husband Joseph of Detroit, MI, Irene Lanier and Ruthie DeBose of Bastrop; two brothers, Michael DeBose and wife Gwendolyn of Baton Rouge, LA, and Ervin DeBose of Bastrop; 18 grandchildren, two god children, many other relatives, and a special friend, Dorothy Smith of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 26, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Revs. T. A. Broomfield and E. G. Colquitt officiating. Pallbearers were Roland Dale Hester, Clezell Brown, Leonard Webb, Ray Charles Martini, Tim Hawkins, Willie Green, Monroe Christian, Lazarus Adams, Anthony Dawkins, Glen Ellis, Nakia Hawkins, Keith Martin, Ralph Reese, and James Adams. Honorary pallbearers were Erin Rex Robinson, Ray Anthony Birdner, James Webb, Ervin DeBose, Michael DeBose, Edward Lanier, Keith Wilson, Robert Baldwin, Geryle Brown, Jr., Spencer Brown, Antwain Birdner and Tararus Hunter.

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

Aaron Cason

Aaron Cason, 82, died Friday, October 27, 2000, at his residence in Crossett. A life-long resident of Ashley County, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill and was a member of the Hunter Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Mary Sue Benson Cason; and two sisters, Clara and Lottie Daniels.

Survivors include his wife, Ida Lee Cason; two sons, Leroy Cason of Crossett and Harry Gene Cason of Los Angeles, CA; two daughters, Mary Williams of Crossett and Lillie Dennard of Southfield, MI; one sister, Willie Mae Wilson of Crossett, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, in the Pleasant Green Baptist Church with Rev. E. G. Colquitt officiating. Pallbearers were to be Carl Dupree, Ronnie Parker, Ricky Parker, Michael Robinson, Randy Dupree and Edgar Nalls. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Edna Green Fleming

Edna Green Fleming of Houston, TX, died Monday, October 23, 2000, after a brief illness. She grew up in Crossett, the daughter of Arthur and Mattie Green, and graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway and attended graduate school at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. She lived in the Galveston Bay, TX, area for the past 30 years and was a commercial property manager, an avid gardener and genealogy researcher. She loved travel, music, history and animals. She was a member of the Seabrook United Methodist Church and the Board of Friends of the Freeman Memorial Library.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Robert N. Fleming, Jr.; a son, Keith Fleming and wife Cindy of San Antonio, TX; a brother, Robert S. Green of Monroe, LA; and a niece, Sarah Green Wyatt and husband Tracy of Monroe.

A memorial service was held at 11 a. m. on Monday, October 30, in the Crossett United Methodist Church. The remains were cremated, with arrangements by Forest Park East Funeral Home of Webster, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Seabrook United Methodist Church, 513 Third Street, Seabrook, TX 77586.

Mrs. Penny Kilcrease

Mrs. Linda Jane "Penny" Kilcrease, 56, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, October 25, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mrs. Kilcrease was a native of Eudora, a resident of Hamburg for most of her life and a resident of Little Rock for the past 14 years. She was a nurse and a member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock. She fought a courageous battle against cancer for the past 14 years and still had time to serve other people and her Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl & Loye Carpenter Bing.

Survivors include two daughters, Mitzi Holmes of Monroe, LA, and Mary Ellen (Sissy) Dixon of Tucson, AZ; a brother, Rudy Bing of Crossett; two sisters, Annette Weindorf and Gail Higginbotham of Hamburg, a half-sister, Libby Smith of Pine Bluff and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, October 27, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Bill Wellons officiating. Pallbearers were Matt Moffatt, Steve Cunningham, Johnny & David Kilcrease, Eric Higginbotham and David Johnston. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Wendy Esmeralda Mendiola

Wendy Esmeralda Mendiola, the thirteen month old daughter of Caludio & Marcela Mendiola of Hamburg, died Wednesday, October 25, 2000, at the Nebraska Health System University Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Survivors in addition to her parents are two brothers, Heriberto & Roberto Mendiola; a sister, Claudia N. Mendiola, all of Hamburg; her paternal grandparents, Mucio Mendiola and Juana Garay of Mexico and her maternal grandparents, Lucas Munoz & Patricia Almaraz of Mexico.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 28, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Ariel Hernandez officiating. Pallbearers were Erasmo Munoz, Nabor Mendiola, Nolberto De La Cruz and Jose G. Luevanos. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

John H. Powell

John H. Powell, 64, of Memphis, TN, owner/operator of A Cut Above Barber Shop, died of cancer Thursday, October 19, 2000. Funeral services were at Forest Hill Funeral Home East with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery East in Memphis.

He was a member of Germantown Baptist Church and a Navy veteran. Mr. Powell was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Simpson Powell. He is survived by his wife, Nola S. Powell, three daughters, Tara Kettles of Alexander, Nola M. Piland of Pensacola, FL, and Dana Powell of Memphis, four sisters, Vadis Powers and Polly Riley of Russellville, Edith Watson of Little Rock, and Imy Wells of Pensacola, FL; a brother, Gale Powell of Memphis and one granddaughter.

John Howard Richards

John Howard Richards, 80, a life-long resident of Crossett, died Thursday, October 26, 2000. Born on August 12, 1920, to Jess B. and Ruth Hamaker Richards, Mr. Richards was an Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the 75th Squadron. He was employed with AD&N Railroad for 41 years before retiring in 1980. Mr. Richards was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include his wife, Marteal Richards of Crossett; one son, John Grady Richards of Crossett; two daughters, Charlotte Miller of Crossett and Marsha Herrick of Benton; two sisters, Rose Barker of Crossett and Dorothy Streety of Cleveland, TN; five grandchildren and on great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 28, in the First Baptist Church with David Newberry and Rick Pyron officiating. Pallbearers were Greg Toney, Gordon Toney, Phillip Bowles, Jim Woods, Bill Holder and Don Woods; with the Sunday School Class, C.W. Woods Deer Camp, and AD&N workers serving as honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at the Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Gideons, PO Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635 or the National Kidney Foundation of Arkansas, 4942 West Markham, Suite 1, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Artie Lee Williams

Artie Lee Williams, 87, of Wilmot died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of La-Ark, LA, she was a homemaker and a member of the Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lecester Williams, on May 31, 1999; two sons, Willie and Lecester Williams, Jr., and her parents, William and Julie Harrington Moore.

Survivors are a son, Eddie Williams of Seattle, WA; a daughter, Dorothy White and husband Willie of Port Charlotte, FL; a sister, Mable Lee Mann and husband George of Berkeley, CA; 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 28, in the Second Baptist Church with Rev. L. M. Christian officiating. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Burial followed services at the Second Baptist Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Full Text of Obituaries Published October 25

Mrs. Bertie Kitchens

Mrs. Bertie Harrison Kitchens, 97, of Bastrop, LA, died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at the Oak Woods Home of the Elderly in Mer Rouge, LA. Mrs. Kitchens was a native of Ashley County and a resident of the Extra Community south of Hamburg all of her life. A homemaker and member of the Extra United Methodist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Kitchens, in 1983; her parents, Johnny F. & Sallie Kinnaird Harrison, two brothers, Herbert & Lee Harrison and a sister, Zelma Harber.

She is survived by a daughter, Oma Jean Roberson; two brothers, Gaston D. and Bealie Harrison, all of Bastrop, LA; three grandchildren, Brenda Davis of Potomac Falls, VA, Patricia Roberson of Shreveport, LA and Doyle Roberson of Bastrop, LA and three great-grandchildren, Tara Davis Reed, David Franklin and Dalton Roberson.

Grave-side funeral services were planned are 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 24, at the Extra Cemetery with Rev. Paul McKissick officiating. Honorary pallbearers were to be John Harrison, Dalton & Doyle Roberson, David Franklin, Jerry Barton, Charles Franklin, Steve Atkins, Claude Roberson, James Harber, Harold Gene Kitchens and Vernon Harrison. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Extra Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Virgil Dew, 2026 Ashley Road 25, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Clarence Edward Parks

Clarence Edward Parks, 77, of El Dorado died Friday, October 20, 2000, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born February 1, 1923, in Tom, Oklahoma, his family moved to Portland soon afterwards. He lived in Portland until moving to El Dorado in 1945. A veteran of World War II, he served in the 35th Infantry Division with General George Patton in France earning the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Marksmanship award and the Bronze Star. He worked for Murphy Oil Company for 32-and-a-half years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mollie Parks; and three brothers, Elmer, O. D. and Marlin Parks.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Parks; two daughters, Barbara Merritt of Seoul, Korea, and Patsy Brown of Waldo; a son, Clarence E. Parks, Jr., of Bossier City, LA; three sisters, Faye Knight of Greenwood, MS, Louise Upchurch of Itta Bena, MS, and Viola Ricks of Farmerville, LA; a brother, W. L. Parks of Kansas City, KS; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 22, in the Immanuel Baptist Church in El Dorado with Dr. David Uth and Rev. Greg Johnson officiating. Burial followed services at the Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado with arrangements by Rumph-Owens Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church building fund or the First Assembly of God building fund.

Erma Reynolds

Erma Reynolds, 103, of Crossett, died Friday, October 13, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care of Crossett. She was born on May 1, 1897 to her parents, Florence and Alice Veasley Spencer in Drew County. Mrs. Reynolds was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by six children, three brothers, one sister and her husband, George Reynolds.

Survivors include two sons, George and wife Pauletto Reynolds of Milwaukee, WI, and Eugene and wife Annie Reynolds of Denver, CO; one daughter, Georgia and husband Curtis Burns of Milwaukee, WI; one brother, Virgil Spencer of Bastrop, LA; three sisters, Blanche and husband James Hall of Bastrop, LA, Edna and husband William Franklin of West Memphis, and Vernice and husband Pat Collins of Oakland, CA; 41 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21, at the New Bethel Baptist Church with Reverend Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Internment followed at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Willard Smith

Willard Smith, 77, of Crossett died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at his home. Born in Fountain Hill on October 10, 1923, to Wesley and Deora Fairchild Smith, he was a retired self-employed auto body shop owner, an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. He enjoyed wood working and furniture making. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Baker Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Thelma M. Harris Smith of Crossett; a son, Ronnie Smith; two daughters, Mary Katheryne Simpson and Pat Rainey, all of Montevallo, AL; a stepson, J. W. Harris of Crossett; a sister, Shirley Smith of Crossett; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, October 23, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Randy Maxwell and Don Ward officiating. Pallbearers were Dennis Maxwell, Kenneth Brown, Laron Burke, Floyd Lott, Charles Cummins, Jimmy Mills and Eddie Smith. Burial followed services at the Concord Cemetery near Marion, LA, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Louis M. Wallace

Mr. Louis M. Wallace, 90, of Hamburg, died Thursday, October 19, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Mr. Wallace was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg most of his life. He was a retired carpenter, a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and a charter member of the Louis Wallace Hunting Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Wallace, in 1985; a daughter, Ruby Hopkins; a grandson, Shawn Marvin Wallace; his parents, Bob & Mary Burgess Wallace, four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by three sons, Marvin & Herbert Wallace of Hamburg and Andrew Wallace of Crossett; a daughter, Barbara Wilcoxon of Hamburg; five brothers, Ben Wallace of St. Martinville, LA, Clifton Wallace of Oklahoma City, OK, Melvin Wallace of Hamburg, Roger Wallace of Medford, CA, and J.R. Wallace of Conroe, TX; four sisters, Clara Waits of Springhill, LA, Bonnie Northrup of Yreka, CA, Allene Carter of Crossett and Billie Sue Bonner of Fordyce; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 2 p.m., Sunday, October 22, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Kenny Williams and John Reed officiating. Pallbearers were J. L., Jerry & Floyd McCain and Emmitt & Travis Wallace. Honorary pallbearers were Willard Erwin, Wayne Gates, Larry Rowe, Bobby Wallace, and Bobby & Freddie Martin. Interment followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Library Fund, 765 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the First Freewill Baptist Church Library Fund, 1301 Mimosa Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Full Text of Obituaries Published October 18

Basil D. Barnette

Basil D. Barnette, 75, of Crossett died Thursday, October 12, 2000, at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. Born June 6, 1925, to Benson and Lula Hester Barnett, he was an Army veteran, a long-time member of the Dead End Deer Camp and the Crossett Riding Club and an avid hunter and horseman.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Barnette of Crossett; a daughter, Beverly Ann Robinson and husband Bob of Shreveport, LA; two brothers, Lexie Barnette of Hamburg and Carl Barnette of Crossett; and two grandchildren, Taylor and Laura Lee Robertson of Shreveport.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 15, in the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Neil Pezullo officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Cooper, Jim Garrison, Tony Skender, Shane Skender, Jerry Skender, Rex Dodson, Gary Beasley and Keith Barnette. Burial followed services at the Hughes Cemetery, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Loyola College Preparatory High School, 921 Jordan, Shreveport, LA 71101, Hogue Cemetery Fund, 2455 Ashley Road 17, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2400 Main, Crossett, AR 71635.

Frederick John Boston

Frederick John Boston, 60, of Crossett died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care of Crossett. A life-long resident of Crossett, he was a member of the First Baptist Church on Florida Street and was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Boston; his parents, Will and Mary McGhee Boston; and three brothers, William, James Rudolph and Robert Boston.

Survivors include two sons, Frederick Boston, Jr., and Ricky Boston, both of Boston, MA; four daughters, Gail Jenkins of Dermott, Sharon Boston and Lisa McFarland of Boston, MA, and Karon Hollins of Crossett; a brother, Curtis Joe Boston of Crossett; five sisters, Ethel Roath of Kansas City, MO, Laverne Sowers of Chicago, IL, Georgia Robinson of Madera, CA, Dorothy Loftis of Crossett and Cathern Boston of El Dorado; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, October 13, in the First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Duke, Jr., Carl Tucker, Larry Rogers, Curtis Boston, Jr., Glenn Moore and Plez Rance. Honorary pallbearers were members of the T. W. Daniel High School 1957 class. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Tressie Lanell Boykin

Tressie Lanell Boykin, 80, of Crossett died Monday, October 16, 2000. Born August 28, 1920, to Cornelious Harrison and Hattie Viola Oden Stanley, she was a homemaker and a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Mack Boykin.

Survivors include two sons, Lane Boykin of Hamburg and Jimmy Boykin of Crossett; one daughter, Lottie Crossley of Wilmot; one brother, Charlie Harrison Stanley of Nicholasville, KY; four grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bro. Bryan Peck officiating. Burial will follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Mildred Adell Englerth

Mrs. Mildred Adell Englerth, 83, of Rochester, NY, died Sunday, October 15, 2000, at her residence. Mrs. Englerth was a native of Eudora, and she lived most of her childhood and her teen years in Monroe, LA. She was a resident of Rochester for the past nine years and a resident of Wilmot for many years. She worked at Janes Store in Wilmot until her retirement. She attended the First Bible Baptist Church in Spencerport, NY, and was a member of the Wilmot United Methodist Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Bert Englerth in 1989; her parents, James Merritt & Lottie Vincent Stephenson.

She leaves behind a heritage of three children; Bobby Englerth of Hamburg and Frank Thomas Englerth of Longview and Nancy Motley of Spencerport, NY; 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. The family invites friends to join them in a memorial service to celebrate her life at the Wilmot United Methodist Church at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 18, with Rev. Dewayne Motley and Rev. Gerald Myers officiating. Pallbearers are to be Bobby & Billy Golden, Jason Motley, Jonathan Cameron, Mark England and Allen Chandler. Interment will be in the Wilmot Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Yorker's Family Research Foundation, PO Box 131, Spencerport, NY 14559.

Mr. Willie W. Carpenter

Mr. Willie W. Carpenter, 84, died Saturday, October 14, 2000, at his residence in Hamburg. Mr. Carpenter was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life. He retired from the Hamburg Water Department in 1981 and was a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church. He was an U. S. Army combat veteran of World War II, earning the Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by a son, Doyle Carpenter, his parents, Richard & Florence Boykin Carpenter; two brothers, a sister, and two half-brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Maxie Bozeman Carpenter of Hamburg; six sons, Vance Waymon Carpenter of Berea, KY, Jimmy Carpenter of Monticello, Willie Maxie Carpenter of Dumas, Charles Edwin and James William (Pete) Carpenter of Hamburg and Haskell Ray Carpenter of Crossett; a half sister, Eva Pruitt of Fountain Hill; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are set for 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Charles Pullin and Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers are to be Thomas, Justin, Jason & Steven Carpenter, Tommie Bellot, Len Lansdale and James Spurlock. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Stell, Ed White and Clinton Bozeman. Interment will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Grace Mae Gardner

Mrs. Grace Mae Gardner, 76, of Tomball, TX, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at the Tomball Regional Hospital. Mrs. Gardner was a native of North Little Rock, a resident of Tomball for the past seven years and she was a former resident of Jena, LA.. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Gardner in 1995 and her parents, Tom & Thelma Mathis Farrar.

She is survived by three sons, John Gardner of Woodville, TX; Bill and Jim Gardner of Tomball; a daughter, Barbara McCrory of North Little Rock; a sister, Maxine Redding of North Little Rock; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, October 13, in the Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Bowles officiating. Pallbearers were Glenn & Tom McCrory, James, Kenny, Ricky, William & Joshua Gardner. Interment followed services at the Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Harold L. Howell

Master Sgt. Harold L. Howell, USAF retired, 78, of Crossett died Monday, October 9, 2000. He was born on February 26, 1922, to his parents, Robert and Ruby Ford Howell. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and enjoyed wood working.

His survivors include his wife, Bobbie Howell of Crossett, and two cousins, Victor Hoar of Crossett and Valerie Thomas of Paris, TX.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Internment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Betty Lucille Seamans

Mrs. Betty Lucille Gardner Seamans, 86, of Houston, TX, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at the Columbia East Houston Medical Center in Houston. Mrs. Gardner was a native of Hamburg and a resident of Houston for the past 47 years. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Jacinto City, TX, for over 30 years, and she was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl Jackson Seamans and Ira J. Carter; a son, Roy Seamans; a granddaughter, Karen Seamans; her parents, Henry and Lottie Gardner, and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Seamans.

She is survived by two sons, Fred Seamans of Houston and Larry Seamans of Bendale, MS; two daughters, Ann Seamans and Linda Pander; a daughter-in-law Bonnie Seamans, all of Houston; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 14, in the Judson Cemetery with Rev. Rawls Pierce officiating. Funeral arrangements were by of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Katy Frank Ladd Toney

Katy Frank Ladd Toney, 95, of Crossett died Friday, October 13, 2000. An alumnus of Arkansas A&M College, she was a teacher, an accomplished seamstress, a homemaker and a long-time member of the Crossett First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Toney; a daughter, Jo Ann Toney; her parents, Frank and Margaret Ladd; and four sisters, Lillian Johnson, Buford Berry, Mary Scribner and Margaret Cheeseman.

Survivors include a daughter, Polly T. Roberson and husband Grit of Crossett; two grandchildren, John W. Robertson and Toney Harrington; three great-grandchildren, Kelli Edgar, Adam Edgar, and Chad Robertson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grave-side services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, October14, at the Snyder Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Byron Easterling, Jimmy Johnson, Owen Johnson, Jay Scribner, Ken Cravens and John Carty.

The family requested memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, 500 Main Street, Crossett AR 71635.

Full Text of Obituaries Published October 11

Mr. Carroll A. Christmas

Mr. Carroll A. Christmas, 95, a retired farmer and merchant, died Tuesday, October 3, 2000, at the Hickory Manor Nursing Home in Bastrop, LA. A member and Master Mason of the Portland Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and a deacon in the Montrose and Portland Baptist churches, he was a member of the Westside Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a daughter, Clemmie Carolyn Christmas McCollum; a sister, Bertie French; and two brothers, Louis and Pell Christmas.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Georgia Hazel Christmas; two sons, Carroll V. Christmas and wife Syble and Jimmy Christmas and wife Peggy, all of Bastrop; six grandchildren, Susan White, Debbie Pettis, Mary Bryan, Faye Frost, Christy Wright and Chris Christmas; eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 5, in the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with Houston Austin and John Deschner officiating. Pallbearers were J. D. Kelley, Zane Tubbs, Jack Witcher, Elva Greer, Felix Brown, and Buddy Anderson. Honorary pallbearers were John Bond and Dr. Mike Smith. Burial followed services at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop.

Murl Jean Ewing

Murl Jean Ewing, 75, died on October 4, 2000 on the Weinberg Campus, Amherst, New York. Dr. Ewing, a retired teacher, had lived in Gainesville, FL, with her husband of 41 years, William James Ewing. Widowed in 1988, she moved briefly to Jenson Beach, FL, to be near her sister, Ruth White. Since 1990, in failing health, she lived with her two daughters, Dana Wright of Snyder, NY, and Leisa Haire of Albany, GA. Five grandchildren and her sister Ruth White of Stuart, FL also survive her.

Murl Jean White was born May 11, 1925, the eighth child of Annie and Burl White. She was raised in Crossett, and attended Hamburg High School and the University of Arkansas. She moved to St. Louis to work for the Dept. of Defense and then to Washington, D.C. where she worked at the Pentagon. There she met and later married William James Ewing, First Lt., US Army in 1947.

A firm believer in higher education, Murl Jean graduated from the University of Florida with a Master's of Education and Florida State University with a Maste'rs of Education and with a doctorate in linguistics. Selected in 1971 by the State Dept. of Education, she traveled to India as an educational exchange delegation. Her professional career covered students of all ages from middle school through college and faculty.

A life-long member of the Baptist church, she taught adult Sunday School classes wherever she lived. She belonged to the Gainesville Golf and Country Club where she enjoyed golfing and swimming. She was an avid gardener and flower arranger with the Gainesville Garden Club.

Services will be held on Saturday, October 14, at the Crossroads Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Crossroads Cemetery in Crossett.

Joleane Farmer

Joleane Farmer, 71, of Crossett, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at her home. Born September 4, 1929, to Archie and Lola Johnson Wyman, Mrs. Farmer was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Victor Farmer; two daughters, Theresa Paulette White and husband James, and Wanda LaFran Rodgers and husband Ronnie, all of Crossett; two brothers, Richard Wyman of Houston, TX, and Conway Wyman of Los Angeles, CA; four grandchildren, Meridith Lee Rodgers Harrison and husband Kevin of Monticello, David Allen Rodgers of Crossett, Brooks Christopher White of Jonesboro, and Heather Paige White Adair and husband Timothy of Muldrow, OK.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 7, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Don Ward and Tim Adair officiating. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were Clyde Farmer, Brian Farmer, Brooks White, David Rodgers, Gerry Rodgers and Glen Sled.

Mrs. Farmer wished to have Gideon Bibles placed in her memory.

Mr. Nathan "Skip" Hensley

Mr. Nathan "Skip" Eugene Hensley, 49, of Snyder died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Jonesboro, a resident of the Snyder Community outside Hamburg since 1985 and a former resident of Los Angeles, CA, and Eudora. He was a machinist and a member of the Indian Switch Assembly of God Church in Eudora. He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Hensley in 1993.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Smith Hensley of Snyder; a son, Skip E. Hensley and wife Shelly of Fulton, MS; his mother, Helen Hensley of Weldon; a brother, Melvin Wayne Hensley of West Memphis, a sister, Mary Jane Bynum of Jonesboro; and two grandchildren, Nathan Lee & Lois Elizabeth Hensley.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 8, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Roger West officiating. Pallbearers were John Hawkins, Keith & Glenn Ladd, John Harris, Randell Harris and John Barfield. Interment followed services at the Jennie Cemetery in Chicot County.

C. L. Hopper

C. L. Hopper, 75, of Crossett died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 2, 1925, to Elmer Lee and Mary Evelyn Earnest Hopper in Tinsman, he was a three-year U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a combat engineer in the Philippines and the Solomon Islands. A Little League and Babe Ruth manager for several years, he retired as a supervisor after 40 years of employment with Chase Bag and loved to hunt, fish and garden. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a brother, Edmond Hopper.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Grace Esther Johnson Hopper of Crossett; a son, Ronnie Hopper and wife Becky of Crossett; three sisters, Mervyn Townsend of Crossett, Myrtle Dodd of Hampshire, TX, and Elna Jean Berard of Beaumont, TX; and two granddaughters, Mandy Caroline Horton and husband Robby and Carrie Lynn Hopper.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Bob Vest officiating. Burial will follow services at the Arkadelphia Cemetery.

Willie Herman Jenkins

Willie Herman Jenkins, 71, of Crossett died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born October 9, 1928, to Joe Cleveland and Evalena Mills Jenkins, he was a retired Georgia-Pacific forestry employee and enjoyed constructing fishing nets. He was a member of the Community Chapel Church.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Jenkins of Crossett; four sons, Jimmy Jenkins of Lufkin, TX, Billy and David Jenkins of Crossett and Glen Jenkins of Waldo; two daughters, Betty Williams of Crossett and Peggy Higginbotham of Hot Springs; two brothers, Arlie and Joseph Jenkins; two sisters, Katie Murphy and Verda Mae Rodgers, all of Crossett; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, in the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. William James "Dub" Lochala

Mr. William James "Dub" Lochala, 78, of Hamburg, died Monday, October 2, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Crossett and a resident of Hamburg since 1946, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from the Georgia-Pacific Extrusion Plant in 1981, and he attended the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God in Crossett. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter & Alabama Rickman Lochala; four brothers, Ira, Espie, Chester and Curtis Lochala; and a sister, Eunice Estelle.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Cummings Lochala of Hamburg; a son, John David Lochala and wife, Sandi, of Dallas, TX; four sisters, Irene Langley, Gladys Murphy, Onie Rickman and Elouise Young, all of Crossett; two grandchildren, David Lochala of Little Rock and Tammi Sheppeard of Arlington, TX; a great-grandson, Joshua Caleb Sheppeard and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 4, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. John Grantier & John Ripley officiating. Pallbearers were Royce & Bennie Young, Jimmy & William Murphy, Chris Irvine & Espie Mac Lochala. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God, 127 Shelton's Loop, Crossett, AR 71635.

Reba Nell Gifford Martin

Reba Nell Gifford Martin, 64, of Crossett died Friday, October 6, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Ashley County, she was a bookkeeper and telephone operator for First National Bank of Crossett and a member of the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Marie Whitehead Gifford; and three brothers, Leward, Billy and Roy Dale Gifford.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, LaDon Martin; a son, Phillip Lemar Martin of Fountain Hill; three daughters, Dona and husband Willie Tanksley of Stuttgart, Kelly D'Ann Melanson and Penny and husband Rodney Brown of Crossett; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 8, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Carlton White and Wayman Mann officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Ray Whitehead, Raymond Whitehead, John Will Shipman, P. D. Shipman, Tracy Bulloch and Don Bulloch. Honorary pallbearers were Bill and Terry Gifford and First National Bank Employees.

Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery in Drew County, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1409, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mr. James Audrey Pogue

Mr. James Audrey Pogue, 86, died Monday, October 2, 2000 at his residence near Hamburg. Mr. Pogue was a native and life-long resident of the Milo Community outside of Hamburg and an U. S. Army veteran of the Philippines Campaign in World War II. He retired in 1976 from the Mississippi River Transmission Corporation. A member and deacon of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church for many years, he was preceded in death by his parents, Curran & Mable Locke Pogue; and four brothers, John, Sidney, Lawrence "Dock" and C.W. Pogue.

He is survived by his wife, Roxie Sullivan Pogue of Hamburg; two sons, Steve Pogue and wife Rita of Hamburg and Larry Pogue and wife Elizabeth of Lebanon, TN; three daughters, Shirley Hollis and husband Bill of Gonzales, LA, Linda Donaldson and husband Charles of Hamburg and Virginia Townzen and husband Carrol, of Mt. Juliet, TN; a sister, Florence Sanders of Monticello; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, in the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Carter,. Dale Crumby & Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy Craig, John Laing, Hurley Berry, Tony Craig, L.M. Stewart, and Sam Knight. Interment followed services at the Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Egypt Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. John Laing, 272 Ashley Road 454, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. James "Red" Riley

Mr. James Clark (Red) Riley, 72, of Hamburg died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at his residence. Mr. Riley was a native of Ashley County and a life-long resident of the Promise Land community outside of Hamburg. He retired from Deep South Construction in 1990. He was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in the Berea community and an U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira G. & Lula Bell Stanley Riley; two brothers, Claude Riley, Sr., and Fred Riley.

He is survived by a daughter, Jamie Carpenter and her husband, Herbert, of Hamburg; a brother, I.G. Riley of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Amy Cedotal and husband Adam; Herbert Carpenter, Jr., and Justi Carpenter, all of Hamburg and two great-grandchildren, DesRae & Hillary Cedotal.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Charles Pullin and Joey Meredith officiating. Pallbearers are to be Carlis Brooks, Dennis Cox, Kerry Withers, Mitchell Taylor, Johnnie Pierce and Shane Wells. Honorary pallbearers are to be Billy Riley, Joe Sullivan, T.J. Thornhill, Dr. Charles Hicks and Frank Taylor. Perry Livingston was to be an honorary pallbearer.

Interment will be in the Mount Olive Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Full Text of Obituaries Published October 4

Nadean S. Harrison

Nadean S. Harrison, 81, of Crossett died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at the Monticello Leisure Lodge. Born October 25, 1918, in Kingsland, she worked as a bookkeeper at the Chase Bag plant in Crossett and a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Harrison; a sister, Christine Walters; and her parents, W. L. and Katye M. Stricklen.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth Jean Stricklen of Moore, OK; a sister-in-law, Bessie H. and husband Henry L. McFarlin; a brother-in-law, Jesse Harrison and wife Martha Lane, all of Crossett; and a niece, Patricia Lee Funk and husband John of Alpharetta, GA.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, September 29, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Raymond Brown, Byron Easterling, Fellon Jones, John Rader, Bert Jordan and Bobby Gill. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Mildred Estelle Locke

Mrs. Mildred Estelle Locke, 89, of Fountain Hill, died Saturday, September, 30, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mrs. Locke was a native and resident of Fountain Hill for many years and a former resident of California and Smackover. She was a homemaker and she worked during World War II at the Defense Plant in Jacksonville. A member of the Hollis Chapel Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theron Locke; her parents, John William & Tempie Jones Allison; three brothers, Herbert, Noel & Quentin Allison and two sisters, Inez McGilton & Barbara High.

She is survived by two brothers, James & Bobby Allison of Fountain Hill; three sisters, Lois Ford of Hamburg, Doris Scott of Ringgold, LA, and Olive McNiece of McComb, MS, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, October 2, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Clyde Mitchell, Jr. officiating. Pallbearers were Paul, Pat & Wade Allison, Bill Scott, Kerry Yelvington and Noel Dean McGilton. Interment followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery.

Thomas Louis Lunsford

Thomas Louis Lunsford, 55, of Crossett died Monday, September 25, 2000, at the McClellan Veterans' Hospital in Little Rock. Born December 23, 1944, to James Herschel and Hazel Millie Johnson Lunsford in Harriman, TN, he was an U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam war, a Georgia-Pacific pulp mill employee for 29 years and a member of the Second Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Ronnie, Gene, Bobby, Jerry and Bill; a sister, Sue, and his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Lunsford; a daughter, Amy Patterson and husband Randy of Crossett; two brothers, Jim Lunsford and David Collins of Harriman, TN; two grandchildren, Megan and Justin Patterson of Crossett; and many nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 28, in the Second Baptist Church of Crossett with Revs. Jody Gannaway, Clay Courson and Bill Elton officiating. Pallbearers were John, Ronnie and Eddie Lunsford, Rick Pruitt, Paul Jordan, Robbie Harrington, and Jason Savage. Willis Doss and Johnny Sawyer were honorary pallbearers.

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

LaVerne Russell

LaVerne Russell, 75, of Crossett died Sunday, October 1, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born May 30, 1925, to Jessie Brown and Mabel Alloway Miller in Hustontown, PA, she was a life-long resident of Crossett and worked as the receptionist for Dr. C. E. Ripley for over 20 years. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Charles R. Russell of Crossett; a son, Buddy Russell and wife Denise of Crossett; a daughter, Debbie Holzhauer and husband Gary of Greenwood; a brother, Don Miller, and a sister, Audrey Cutchall, both of Hustontown; and five grandchildren, Laura, Lindsey and Laiken Russell and Zach and Sage Holzhauer, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Jimmie Lewis officiating. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Crossett Riding Club Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 698, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the South Main Baptist Church, 2801 South Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Floyd Oliver Spencer, Sr.

Floyd Oliver Spencer, Sr., 87, died Monday, September 25, 2000, at his residence in Fountain Hill. A life-long resident of Ashley County, he was a retired laborer for the Ashley Drew and Northern Railway, a barber who cut hair in Crossett, Fountain Hill and Monticello, and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Lee King Spencer; and his parents, Florence and Alice Marie Veasy Spencer.

Survivors include five sons, Floyd Spencer, Jr., of Bastrop, LA, Marvin Spencer of Fountain Hill, Eugene and Raymond Spencer of Compton, CA, and Lecester Spender of Sacramento, CA; four daughters, Elsie Wilson of Fountain Hill, Alice Marie Ferguson and Patricia Nalls of Exeter, CA, and Peggy Marie Withers of Pomona, CA; one brother, Virgil Spencer of Bastrop; four sisters, Erma Reynolds of Crossett, Edna Franklin of Memphis, TN, Bernice Collins of Oakland, CA, and Blance Hall of Bastrop, LA; 31 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, in the Church of Christ of Fountain Hill with Bro. Jamie Rochell officiating. Pallbearers were Marvin, Jr., Kelvin, and Lecester Spencer, Jr., and Reggie, Charles and Jonathan Wilson.

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

Ashley Nicole Wesson

Ashley Nicole Wesson, infant daughter of Robert & Lisa Kelley Wesson of Hamburg, died September 23, 2000, at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. She is also survived by a brother, Kenneth Lane Wesson; her maternal grandparents, Jerry & Vivian Kelley of Hamburg; her paternal grandparents, Kenneth & Annette Wesson of Hamburg; her paternal great-grandparents, Clyde & Evelyn Tanksley of Crossett; her maternal great-great-grandmother, Pansiey Kelliey of Alexandria, LA, and a host of aunts, uncles and other family members.

Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 28, at the Eden Cemetery with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

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