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March 27

Mrs. Mary Sue Berryman

Mrs. Mary Sue Berryman, 57, of Hamburg died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Bastrop, LA, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 30 years, she was a nurse's aide at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg for the past 10 years and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mitchell & Mytrice Moore Carruth; and a sister, Helen Pearson.

She is survived by two sons, Mike Berryman and wife Mindy and Jason Berryman of Hamburg; two sisters, JoAnn Carroll of Mer Rouge, LA, and Jane Carroll of Chaparral, NM; a half sister, Willene Norsworthy of Crossett; two half brothers, Everett Carruth of Bastrop & Louis Carruth of Pine Bluff; two grandchildren, Heather & Cody Berryman and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at the First Baptist Church with Revs. Klois Hargis & Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Boyce Harrod, Henry Bierbaum, Ralph Parker, Ronnie LaGrone, Willard Noble & Jay D. Higginbotham. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the First Baptist Church Fidelis Sunday School Class. Burial followed services at the Hollis Chapel Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hollis Chapel Memory Gardens, c/o Mrs. Joan Wells, 263 Ashley Road 425, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Bertie Louise Booles

Bertie Louise Booles, 82, of Crossett died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Little Rock. Born March 9, 1920, to Benjamin Franklin and Laura Ann Tabor Matthews in Chase, LA, she was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Carlton Booles.

Survivors include a son, Harold Booles and wife Sherry of Little Rock; two daughters, Carlynne Boyer and husband Bill of Crossett and Anita Binns and husband Ronnie of Heber Springs; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Brett Boyer, Brian Boyer, Scott Binns, Rob Grummer, Jerry Matthews and Donnie Matthews. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Annette Jackson Boseman

Annette Jackson Boseman, 64, of Crossett died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at the North Monroe, LA, Hospital. Born September 11, 1937, to Clarence P. and Ethel Howsen Jackson in Vick, AR, she was a homemaker and a member of the North Crossett First Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, J. B. Boseman of Crossett; one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Karen Boseman of Crossett; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Joey Johnson of Crossett; her mother, Ethel Jackson of Crossett; two sisters, Betty Culp and Shirley Young of Monroe, LA; and three grandchildren, Andy and Amy Johnson and Lindsey Larson.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the North Crossett First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. John Reed officiating. Pallbearers were to be Larry and Gary Culp, Jason Young, Kelcy Jordan, Wayne Neil and Dan Emory. Honorary pallbearers were to be Ed White, Harry Ferguson, Glenn Willis, Herman Johnson, Austin Rodgers, and Clyde Lowery, Jr.

Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Billy D. Goodwin

Mr. Billy D. Goodwin, 69, of Eudora, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. A native of Wilmot; a resident of Camden for the past six months and a resident of Eudora for 30 years, he was a retired farmer and a Baptist. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean Conflict, he was preceded in death by his parents, Willie & Sara Belle Roper Goodwin; two brothers, Noble & P.W. Goodwin and a sister, Vera Smith.

He is survived by a brother, Bobby Goodwin of Nashville, TN; a sister, Sue Dees of Camden and a host of nieces and nephews

Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 4 p.m., Friday, March 22, at the Dry Bayou Cemetery with Rev. Mark Brown officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Ora Ozell Haynes

Mrs. Ora Ozell Haynes, 86, of Hamburg, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at the Summerlin Lane Nursing Home in Bastrop, LA. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life until four years ago when she moved to Bastrop, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg. She was active in the Home Demonstration Club for 60 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Henderson Haynes, in 1989; her parents, Doc & Julia Martin Panquin; two sisters, Martha Bussell & Mattie Bell Langford; and a brother, Johnny Panquin.

She is survived by a son, Don Haynes and his wife Donna of West Monroe, LA; a daughter, Jane Ellen Haynes of Bastrop; two sisters, Mary Katherine Dew of Hamburg and Nell Farrar and husband Boots of Bastrop; a sister-in-law, Lela Haney Fleming and husband Luther of Warren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, March 25, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Klois Hargis & Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Pallbearers were Louis Woods, Frank Dew, Gary, Kenneth & Steven Jeffers and Gerald Lauhon. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Jack Nobles & Dr. John Lipka. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Camille Murphy Janes

Mrs. Camille Murphy Janes, 55, died Monday, March 18, 2002 at her residence outside Hamburg. A native of Parkdale; a resident of Hamburg for the past 25 years and a former resident of Douglas, Arizona, she was one of the first set of twins born at the Lake Village Infirmary in 1947. She received the DAR Award in 1965 at the Wilmot High School. She was a teacher's aide for the Hamburg School District for the past 24 years. She was a member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church where she was a youth director for many years and a member of the choir and the United Methodist Women. She was a member and former president of the Hamburg Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward "Ed" Murphy in 1986.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Janes of Hamburg; two sons, Jeremy Janes, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Texarkana and Carey Janes of El Dorado; her mother, Myrtis Gulledge Murphy of Parkdale; a brother, Eddie Mack Murphy and wife Linda of Hamburg; and her twin sister, Cecille Murphy Laird and her husband, Billy, of Parkdale.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, in the Hamburg First United Methodist Church with Revs. Leslee Phillips & Gene Gregory officiating. Pallbearers were Jim Moss, Don Hartley, Dane Weindorf, Erroll Barrett, Jerry Barnes and Carlton "Buddy" Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Hamburg Garden Club and the faculty & staff of the Hamburg Junior High School. Burial followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg First United Methodist Church, 202 S. Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646, to the Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655 or to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207.

Mrs. Aline McClain Larrison

Mrs. Aline McClain Larrison, 83, of Wilmot, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, in Greenville, MS, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Larrison was a native of Arkadelphia and raised in Malvern. A Wilmot resident for many years, she was a homemaker and worked closely with her husband in their farming operations. An active member of the Wilmot United Methodist Church for many years, she was preceded in death by her parents; L.S. & Molly Bell Batchlor McClain; two brothers, Lee Calvin & Carl McClain and a sister, Lonetta McClain.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Clifford Larrison; a son, Dr. Jim Larrison of Pierre Part, LA; a daughter, Dr. Nancy Campbell of Nashville, TN; a sister, Glendean Beeson of Denver, CO; four grandchildren, Kimberly Bullen of Broussard, LA, and Larrison, Elizabeth & Martha Campbell, all of Nashville, TN; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23, in the Wilmot United Methodist Church with Rev. Gerald Myers officiating. Pallbearers were Bob & George Pugh, William DeYampert, Jack Gibson, John Currie Sr., John Currie Jr., Carl Wells & James Crossley. Burial followed services at the Wilmot Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Wilmot United Methodist Church, PO Box 338, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Mrs. Clara Wallace Waits

Mrs. Clara E. Wallace Waits, 85, of Springhill, LA, died Thursday, March 21, 2002 at the Springhill Medical Center in Springhill. A native of Hamburg; a resident of Springhill for the past nine years and a former resident of the Promise Land community east of Hamburg, she was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Springhill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Frank Waits in 1987; her parents, Robert & Mary Burgess Wallace; and four brothers, John, Louis, Ollie & Claude Wallace.

She is survived by a son, Hoyle Waits of Springhill, LA; a brother, Ben Wallace of St. Martinville, LA; three half-brothers, Clifton Wallace of Oklahoma City, OK, Roger Wallace of Medford, OR, and Melvin Wallace of Houston, TX; three half-sisters, Bonnie Northrop of Yreka, CA; Allene Carter of Crossett, and Billie Sue Bonner of Fordyce; three grandchildren, Chad, Shawn & Chris Waits all of Springhill; and two great-grandchildren, Nathan & Jesse Waits.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 24, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Kenny Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Emmitt, Travis, Bill & Sammy Wallace, Kenny Bowden & Jimmy Wilcoxon. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

March 20

Ida Bawcom Alexander

Ida Bawcom Alexander, 94, of Crossett died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at her residence. She was born in Line, Ark. September 27, 1908, to her parents, Willis M. and Maggie Bryant Bawcom. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Alexander, one brother and four sisters.

Survivors include one son, Lewel Alexander of Crossett; one daughter, Lois O'Steen of Crossett; one sister, Maggie Breedlove of Montrose; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bro. Don Ward officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were J.D. Moore, Dennis Alexander, Bruce Alexander, Jimmy Grubbs, Don Woods and Darrell Patrick.

Mr. Lloyd N. Boone

Mr. Lloyd N. Boone, 84, of Hamburg, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native Jones, LA, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 50 years, he owned & operated the Boone Grocery Store in Hamburg for many years and worked for A&S Auto Supply in Hamburg for 20 years. He was an U. A. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. A Baptist, he was preceded in death by his parents, Bluford & Erma McLeod Boone and a brother, Morris Boone.

He is survived by his wife, Raye Newsom Boone of Hamburg; a brother, David Boone of Bastrop, LA and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Sonny & Dennis Holland, Jim Atkins, Ronald & Dennis Boone and David Nutter. Burial followed services at the Christ Church Cemetery in Bastrop, LA. Memorials may be made to the donors favorite charity.

Mrs. Edna Johnson Clayborn

Mrs. Edna Johnson Clayborn, 68, of Wilmot, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at her residence. A native of Little Rock and a resident of Wilmot for the past 44 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Wilmot. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Clayborn, in 1961 and her parents, Elder William & Florence Jackson Johnson, Sr., and two brothers, Theoplis & DeArthur Johnson.

She is survived by two sons, Don Ray Clayborn of Kansas City, MO and Clifton Clayborn of Lees Summitt, MO; four daughters, Beulah Moore, Wanda, Jackie and Carolyn Clayborn, all of Kansas City, MO; eight brothers, Elder William Johnson, Jr., of North Little Rock, Elder F.R. Johnson of Oklahoma City, OK, Samuel Johnson of Little Rock, Elder Preston Johnson of Chicago, IL, Charles Johnson of Detroit, MI, Elder James Johnson of North Little Rock, Roy Johnson of Little Rock, and Clinton Johnson of Nashville, TN; three sisters, Mary Johnson of Los Angeles, CA, Queen Esther Gannaway of Little Rock and Laverne Haney of Atlanta, GA; her step-mother, Laura Johnson of Little Rock, 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Elder James Johnson officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Harris Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg

Mrs. Olivia Judkins

Mrs. Olivia Judkins, 81, of Hamburg died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of Hamburg and the Mt. Pleasant community east of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Judkins in 1984; her parents, Elmer & Lou Ella Slater Austin; two brothers, Elbert Rushton & Gerald Austin; and three sisters, Addie Harris, Eloise Norris and Eula Mae Christmas.

She is survived by a daughter, JoAnn Foster and her husband Bobby of Wilmot; two brothers, Henry Austin of Snyder and Houston Austin of Monticello; two sisters, Elizabeth Hale and Gwen Pryor, both of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Clayton, William & Stephen Foster; two great-granddaughters, Katie & Claire Foster and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, March 15, in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. B. K. Harris, Houston Austin & Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Wilbur and Emory Austin, Marion & Willis Hale, John Harris & Chris Boreani. Burial followed services at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Human Development Center, 150 East Siebenmorgen Road, Conway, AR 72032-4002 or to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Howard Foster, PO Box 217, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. T. E. Moyers, Sr.

Mr. T. E. Moyers, Sr., 88, of Snyder died Friday, March 15, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Mr. Moyers was a native of Morton, MS, and a resident of the Snyder Community East of Hamburg for over 60 years. He was a retired logging & pulpwood contractor, and he owned Moyers Brothers Manufacturing, Fabricating & Machine Shop. He was a member and deacon of the Sardis Baptist Church, a member of the Portland Masonic Lodge #499 for over 50 years and served as the Lodge recorder for 43 years. He served on the board of directors of Ashley Chicot Electric Co-op. for 33 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hulon & Rosia Herring Moyers and a brother, H. C. "Doc" Moyers

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Beulah Oswalt Moyers of Snyder; two sons, Danny Moyers of Crossett & Tommy Moyers of Portland; a brother, A. P. Moyers of Snyder; four grandsons; one granddaughter and nine great-grandchildren

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 17, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers are George, Bill, Trey, Greg, Michel, Matthew & Damion Moyers, Alan & Jerrad Bickford and Nick Austin. Honorary pallbearers were Emory Austin, O. L . Swaim, Johnny Hall, Jim Barker, David Moyers & the members of the Portland Masonic Lodge #499. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Jane Graves, PO Box 264, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Carolyn Elizabeth Sled

Carolyn Elizabeth Sled, 59, of Crossett died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born in Crossett on April 26, 1942, to her parents, Robert Hillard and Emma Elizabeth King Smith. A member of South Main Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Denise Sled.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Sled of Crossett; two sons, Greg Sled of Cabot and Glen Sled of Crossett; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at South Main Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Burial was at Hickory Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Charles Sled, Bobby Brooks, Jack Allen, Calvin Fletcher, Greg Sivils and Joe Risher. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Jack Childress and members of the Adult 3 Sunday School class of South Main Baptist Church

Mrs. Exa Lee Smith

Mrs. Exa Lee Smith, 82, of Monroe, LA, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at the North Monroe, LA, Hospital. Born in Morehouse Parish on July 21, 1919, to the late Bennie and Minnie Foster Hunt, she lived in Wilmot until moving to Monroe in 1995 to be with her daughter. She was a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church and the Delta Chapter #571 of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron for the state of Arkansas. She worked with her husband for many years, then for Wells Hardware and DeYampert's Store in Wilmot. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Smith, in 1963; a brother, B. M. Bevin; and a sister, Myron Hunt.

Survivors include two daughters, Nell and husband Roy Walton of Monroe and Sue King of Hot Springs; three brothers, Herbert Hunt of Colorado Springs, CO, James Hunt of Picayune, MS, and Benton Hunt of Jones, LA; four grandchildren, Kevin and Zack King, Roy Walton, Jr., and Leigh Ann Plem; and three great-grandchildren, Dewayne Plem, Jr., Justin Walton and Hunter Walton.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Wilmot Baptist Church with Rev. Harry Noble officiating. Grandsons were to serve as pallbearers Burial was to follow services at the Wilmot Cemetery with arrangements by Griffin-Steele Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at P. O. Box 2471, Monroe, LA 71201.

Mr. Larry Keith Stephenson

Mr. Larry Keith Stephenson, 55, of Fountain Hill died Monday, March 11, 2002, in Bradley County as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Stephenson was a life long resident of Fountain Hill, a construction worker, a member of the Fountain Hill United Methodist Church and a member of the W.W. Hunting Club in Lacey. He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Keith Stephenson, in 1982 and his father, Dallas Stephenson, in 1979.

He is survived by a son, Scott Stephenson of Crossett; a daughter, Kayla Stephenson of Monticello; his mother, Audrey McClain Stephenson of Crossett; a brother, Glynn Stephenson of Lufkin, TX; two sisters, Joye Stephenson of Crossett and Anne Pierce of Little Rock; a special companion, Elaine Brown; two nephews & five nieces.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 14, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Brad Elrod & Boyd Savage officiating. Pallbearers were Eddie Tatum, Jim White, Jay McClain, Timmy Craig, Roy Alan White and Lynn White. Honorary pallbearers were Lane Brown, Wayne White and Bob Strickland. Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fountain Hill United Methodist Church, PO Box 4, Fountain Hill, AR 71642 or to the Lacey Cemetery Association, c/o Reva White, 608 Hwy 133 S, Monticello, AR 71655.

March 13

Dorothy Lorane Harrison Atkins

Funeral services for Dorothy Lorane "Dot" Harrison Atkins, 76, of Bastrop, LA, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Golden Funeral Home chapel with Rev. William Fowler officiating. Mrs. Atkins died Friday, March 1, 2002, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Bastrop.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Jack Atkins of Bastrop; a daughter Unaka Pugh and husband Kelly of Richmond, MN; two sons, Steve Atkins and wife Donna and Jim Atkins and wife Francine of Bastrop; a sister, Mary Kay Jenkins of Pine Bluff; grandchildren Z. Z. Wilson, Russell Atkins, Guston Atkins, Brian Pugh, Hannah Pugh and Ryan Hughes; a great-granddaughter, Jessi Wilson; an aunt, Verdell Williamson; many nieces and nephews and devoted nurses Betty Holmes and Margie Ray. Pallbearers were Bill, Ronnie, and Russell Atkins, Brian Pugh, Mark Jenkins and Morris Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Atkins, Guston Atkins, Kent Williamson, Chad Wilson, Kelly Pugh and Clifton Atkins. Burial followed services at the Morehouse Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Oak Hill Baptist Church or a charity of choice.

Ralph L. Carter

Ralph L. Carter, 64, of Crossett died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at his residence. Born March 29, 1937, to the late Cecil Henry and Eva Barnett Carter, he was a member of the First Baptist Church, an accomplished pianist who loved to sing and an avid hunter and fisherman.. He retired from Georgia-Pacific after 41 years in the paper industry. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Ruth Carter.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Ann; two sons, Michael D. Carter and wife Karen and Brian Keith Carter and wife Cheryl, all of Crossett; a daughter, Kimberly J. Lewis and husband Ed of Ashdown; a brother, Dennis Carter of Shreveport, LA; and eleven grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. David Newberry and Rev. Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were Maurice Summers, Bobby Croswell, Lon Hogan, Larry Senn, Tom Childers and Floyd Morgan. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Edith Mae Cessor

Mrs. Edith Mae Cessor, 70, of Hamburg, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, a resident of Hamburg for the past three years and a resident of Fountain Hill for over 50 years, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Cessor, in 1997; her parents, James & Estelle Reynolds Stanley; a sister, Omie Rice and three brothers, Grady, Cedell & Charles Stanley.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Johnnie Lee Cessor; a son, Rickey Cessor; a daughter, Louise Carter, all of Hamburg; a brother, Odell Stanley of Fountain Hill; a sister, Lillie Belle Cessor of Lake Village; 6 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Grave-side funeral services and burial were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, in the Norris Hill Cemetery with Rev. Gary Powell officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Billie Mae Cockrell

Billie Mae Cockrell, 56, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at the Bradley County Medical Center in Warren. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and member of New Life Ministries, formerly Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert William and Myrtie Bining Clark; and one granddaughter, Jordan Mackenzie Mills.

Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Murray Cockrell; two sons, Albert Ray Mills and Steven Wallace Mills of Crossett; one daughter, Jennifer LeeAnn Hicks of Hamburg; three sisters, Marsha Lea Rankin and Judy Walker of Crossett and Martha Gelynn Wallace of Warren; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the New Life Ministries with Bros. David Henderson and Orville Clark officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Derrick, Mike Hicks, Anthony Adcock, Charlie Parrot, Floyd Griffis and Floyd Lott. Honorary pallbearers were David Chambers, Larry Lane, Terry (Tyrone) Montgomery, Josh Parrot, Randy Patterson, Keith Harrington and Dee Smith. Burial followed services at the Hedge Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Bobby J. Griffin

Bobby Joe Griffin, 57, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, in Crossett. Born Nov. 2, 1944, in El Dorado to Earl and Jo Ellen Griffin, he was a 1962 graduate of El Dorado High School and attended Brigham Young University and Louisiana Tech and graduated from the SMU School of Banking in Dallas, TX. He was an Army Specialist Four, receiving the Army Commendation Medal, and a protocol specialist in the U. S. Army Support Command. He was employed at First State Bank in Crossett and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served as clerk in the Crossett branch. He was preceded in death by his father, Ervin Earl Griffin.

Survivors include a daughter, Allison Macalla Griffin of Seattle, WA; a son, Matthew Ryan Griffin of Hot Springs; his mother, Jo Ellen Posey Griffin of Hot Springs; two brothers, Richard Earl Griffin of Houston, TX, and Donald Wilson Griffin of Shreveport, LA; and a sister, Mary Ann Griffin Olsen of Park City, Utah.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in El Dorado with Bishop Scott Wright officiating. Burial followed services at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Young's Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Mission Fund, 2800 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mrs. Willie Lee Lawrence

Mrs. Willie Lee Lawrence, 91, of Hamburg died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Hamburg since 1985 and a former resident of Fountain Hill and Arlington, VA, she was a retired office supervisor for the Department of the Army in the Pentagon, retiring in 1971 after 29 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Hamburg Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Lawrence, in 1974; her parents, Jess & Cynthia Jane White Foster; four brothers, Clem, Guy, Clifton & Morrell Foster and two sisters, Essie Perkins & Clara Bell Foster.

She is survived by a brother, Harold Edward Foster of Mapelvale; a sister, Synthia Mae Hollis of Fountain Hill and a host of nieces & nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, March 11, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Klois Hargis & Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Pallbearers were Alan & Andy Riles, Pete & Chuck Hollis, Jeff & Bobby Foster. Burial followed services at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Synthia Mae Hollis Scholarship Fund, c/o The Arkansas Community Foundation, 700 S. Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72202, or to the Hamburg Garden Club, c/o Mrs. Sue Stell, 202 W. Radford, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Reola Mooney

Funeral services for Reola Mooney, 77, of Hamburg were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at 2 p .m. in the Soldiers Chapel A. M. E. Church in Hamburg

Survivors are five daughters, Willirene Carter of Parkdale, Otha Watkins and Savannah Mooney of Chicago, IL, and Lenora Jones and Betty Cummings of Hamburg; seven sons, James Mooney of Indianapolis, IN, Henry Mooney of Bastrop, LA, Frank Mooney of Parkdale, Willie Mooney of Benton Harbor, MI, Carl Money of Chicago, Charles Mooney of Montrose and Herman Mooney of Indianapolis; four sisters, Louise Miller, Mildred Dupree, Otha Miler and Flora Miller; three brothers, Floyd, Ray and Willie Miller; three god-children, Sharon Whitaker of Hamburg and Ann Brown and Pearlene Mooney of Bastrop, LA; 51 grandchildren, 119 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

Burial followed services at the Zion Hill Cemetery in Parkdale with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home.

Annie Kay Perkins

Annie Kay Perkins, 89, of the Snyder community outside Hamburg died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care of Hamburg. A native of McGehee but a resident of the Snyder community for the past 32 years, she was a homemaker and member of the Hamburg Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy June Crosswhite; her parents, Dave and Ruby Barnett Brondage; two brothers, Herman and John Brundage; and two sisters, Bertha Clapton and Jessie Coon.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Mr. Curtis G. Perkins; one son, Curtis Don Perkins of Monticello; one daughter, Betty Jane Bussell of Hamburg; two sisters, Dora Harris of Fort Gibson, OK, and Flora Mironor of Morgantown, WV; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Joe Sponaugle officiating. Pallbearers were David Crosswhite, J. J. Elmore, Chris Elmore, James Hubbard, John Harris and John Carpenter. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery.

Minnie Simmons

Minnie Simmons, 78, of Fountain Hill died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Drew County but a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 47 years, she was a retired food and nutrition aide and a member of the Bethel A. M. E. Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Golden Star Chapter 380 of Hamburg. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Lee Bryant; her parents, Richard and Mamye Hayes David; three brothers, Anthony, Robert and Richard David; one sister, Maureen Daniels; and a stepdaughter, Dorothy Miller.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Milton Simmons; one stepson, Wandy Simmons of St. Louis, MO; two stepdaughters, Brenda J. Harris and Audrey D. Simmons of St. Louis; one brother, Louis Perry David of Fresno, CA; two god-sons, Eric Woods and Douglas Withers of Fountain Hill; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Bethel A. M. E. Church in Fountain Hill with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were to be Gregory, Richard, Thomas and Ricky David, Eric Woods and Douglas Withers. Honorary pallbearers were to be the South Arkansas Conference Women's Society and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 380 of Hamburg. Burial will follow services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Addie McDuffee Summerland

Mrs. Addie McDuffee Summerland, 70, of Hamburg died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of New Edinburg and a resident of Hamburg for the past 50 years she was a homemaker and a member of the North Main Baptist Church in Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Thomas McDuffee; an infant son, Bobby McDuffee; her parents, John & Dura Best Cathey; a brother, Elton Cathey and a sister, Madge Cathey.

She is survived by her husband, John W. Summerland of Hamburg; two sons, Roy Thomas McDuffee of Hamburg and Jesse Eugene Buck of Hornbeck, LA; a daughter, Amelia Louise Newman of Germantown, TN; a brother, Joe Cathey of Hamburg; two sisters, Agnes Carver of Hamburg and Maxine Ellingsburg of Dumas; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Ware Russell officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Newman, Jr., Brian Thomas Newman, Eugene Buck, Clifton Murphy, Romy Greer and Joey Walton. Grave-side services were 3 p.m., Thursday in the Salem Cemetery at Bearden. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 S. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Cheryl Lynne Warren

Cheryl Lynne Warren, 40, of Lake Village died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. She was a nurse's aide and a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church. The daughter of Grady Dale Warren and the late Emma Horn Warren, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Blansett; an aunt, Marilyn McConnell; and an uncle, James Horn.

Survivors are her father, Grady Dale Warren of Lake Village; two sisters, Kimberly Warren of Gainesville, FL, and Shelly Warren of Russellville; a nephew, Josh Blansett and his father, Raymond Blansett of Eudora; two aunts, Pat Albritton and husband Alton of Lake Village and Donnie Sue Horn of Eudora; and three uncles, Travis Warren and wife Elizabeth of Crossett, Ronald Warren and wife Cathy of Bastrop, LA, and Donnie Horn and wife Sandra of Eudora.

Grave-side services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Wilmot Cemetery with Rev. Philip Bowles officiating. Arrangements are by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

March 6

Owen Del Adams

Owen Del Adams, 36, of Conway died Saturday, February 23, 2002, at his home. Born February 18, 1966, in Warren to Hank Adams and the late Melva Lou Temple Adams, he was a Baptist and a special projects manager for Express Personnel. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Mann, Jr.

Survivors include a son, Owen Del Adams, Jr., of Conway; a daughter, Brandy Adams of El Dorado; his stepfather, Richard McCollum of Crossett; three half-sisters, Belinda Bridges of Monroe, LA, Tonya McCollum Allred of Warren and Katrina McCollum Dye of Crossett; an adopted sister, Paula McCollum West of Lacey; and his former wife, Elizabeth Adams of El Dorado.

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 28, in the Frazer Funeral Home chapel in Warren. Burial followed services at the Ernest Cemetery near Tinsman.

Mr. J. C. Crouch

Mr. J.C. Crouch, 79, of Fountain Hill, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at the Cleveland County Nursing Home in Rison. A native of Hector and a resident of Fountain Hill for over 50 years, he retired from the Georgia-Pacific Plywood Mill in 1985. A member of the Eden Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ophia Crouch in 1994; his parents, William & Margaret McGehee Crouch, four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by two sons, Ronald Keith Crouch of Tyler, TX, and Jay Clint Crouch of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Doris Jean Lawrence of Pine Bluff; a brother, Willis Crouch of Monticello; a sister, Ouide Miller of Crossett; nine grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Joey Crouch, Matthew, Adam & Chris Lawrence, Butch Yates & James "Bud" Dawson. Honorary pallbearer was Harold Hollis. Interment followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cleveland County Nursing Home Memorial Fund, 508 Magnolia Street, Rison, AR 71665.

Marie Shaver Etheridge

Marie Shaver Etheridge, 72, of Crossett died Monday, February 25, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett, she enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid golfer. She was preceded in death by a son, Captain Allen Etheridge.

Survivors include her husband, Hampton Etheridge, Jr., of Crossett; one son, Sam Etheridge of Longwood, FL; one daughter, Susan Dugger of Temple, TX; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Grave-side services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Rev. Larry White officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to Build Your House on the Rock, P. O. Box 12764, Lake Charles, LA 70612-2764.

Jessalyn Maxyne Garceau

Jessalyn Maxyne Garceau, 80, of Petal, MS, died Tuesday, February 5, 2002. Born December 6, 1921, in Hamburg, she was a Baptist and attended Arkansas A&M College. Mrs. Garceau lived in Winder, GA, for 40 years where she was a member of the Winder Women's Club, a member and past president of the Winder Garden Club and a member of the Winder Historical Society. She helped establish several bird sanctuaries in Barrow County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Garceau; her mother, Helen G. Deckelman; her father, William Jesse Gifford; a brother, Conlyn Deckelman; her stepfather, Arthur Deckelman; and half-brothers Frederick and Arthur E. Deckelman.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Joseph Patrick Garceau and wife Elizabeth of Petal; half-sisters Fay Baxter of Dermott, Gloria Thomas of San Diego, CA, and Helen Wolfe of Gillett; and half-brothers Leroy Deckelman of Crossett and Thomas Deckelman of Springfield, LA.

A memorial service was held at the Flat Creek Cemetery on Friday, February 22.

Lurlene Jenkins

Lurlene Jenkins, 75, of Crossett died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at her residence. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Sarah Stinson Maxwell; and three brothers, W. R., M. L., and Fred Maxwell.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Mr. Arlee Jenkins; four sons, Bobby and wife Kathy Jenkins, Donald and wife Donna Jenkins, Glenn and wife Debbie Jenkins, all of Crossett, and James and wife Glenda Jenkins of Benton; two daughters, Camille and husband Dale Brookings of McGehee and Carolyn and husband Brad Morin of Kalamazoo, MI; one brother, Garland Maxwell of California; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bros. Ricky Points and Justin Uselton officiating. Visitation was to be at her residence from 4 p.m. until on Tuesday, March 5. Pallbearers were to be James, Jr., Justin, and Casey Jenkins, Johnny Huffstetler, Troy Imus and Steve Bolin with Jim Good and Shawn Mathis as honorary pallbearers. Burial was to follow services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Carl Johnson

Mr. Carl Johnson, 89, of Parkdale, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Lake Village. A native of Middlebrook, AR, and a resident of Parkdale for the past 68 years, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Parkdale Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Johnson; his parents, James Robert & Lu Emma Rapert Johnson; two brothers, Eugene & Rufus Johnson; and a sister, Irene Launius.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Frances Moore Johnson of Parkdale; a son, Billy Johnson of Dickerson, TN; a daughter, Betty Scroggins of Hamburg; two stepsons, Wayne McKnight of Star City & Fred McKnight of White Hall; a step-daughter, Shirley Mitchell of McGehee; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces & nephews.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Harry Noble & Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers were to be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were to be Robert Burns, Mark Hawkins & C. C. Everett. Interment was to follow services at the Parkdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Baptist Church, PO Box 6, Parkdale, AR 71661 or to the Parkdale Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Glenda Wells, PO Box 104, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Cleveland "Big Six" Lambert

Cleveland "Big Six" Lambert, 84, of Hamburg died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Hamburg, a Baptist and a retired sawmill laborer, he was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Lambert, and his parents, Newt and Vasalene Mullen Lambert.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Clauzell Mullen of Gary, IN; his friend and caretaker, Novella Dunham of Hamburg; and many cousins and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. John Wesley Arnold officiating. Burial followed services at the Mt. Pelium Cemetery.

Mrs. Mildred Langley

Mrs. Mildred Langley, 79, of Seminole, TX, died Sunday, March 3, 2002 at the Memorial Hospital in Seminole. A native of Wilmot, a resident of Seminole, TX for the past 22 years and a former resident of Wilmot, she was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Seminole. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Langley in 1972; a son, Haskell Dewayne Langley and her parents, Ernest & Annie Mae French Hudson.

She is survived by four sons, Ernie Langley of California, Michael & Larry Langley and Tony Hensley of Seminole, TX; a daughter, Linda Coker of Bastrop, LA; three brothers, Ernest Hudson of California, Robert Hudson of Mer Rouge, LA and Charles Hudson of Houston, TX; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 7, at the Corinth Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Roberts officiating. Interment will be in the Bell Cemetery outside of Wilmot, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Winda Hill Laskey

Mrs. Winda Hill Laskey, 60, of Hamburg died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at the North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, La. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was the director of the Ashley County Literacy Council for 12 years; a Red Cross employee and Girl Scout leader for many years and a member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Phillip N. Laskey; a daughter, Vicki Laskey Pennington; her parents, Norwood & Carrie Courson Hill and a brother, William "Bill" Hill.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Laskey of Hamburg; her twin sister, Linda Harville of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Raigen Smith & Danyel Pennington;a foster brother, Jimmy Lloyd of Dierks; two cousins, Laverne Spikes & Betty Dodson; two nieces, Dee Dee Harville Smith & Karen Hill Bruckner; a nephew, Russell Harville; two great nephews, Joshua William Pierce and Phillip Shane Harville; three aunts, Myrtis Hill Patrick, Virginia Riley and Mary Sivils; and an uncle, R. N. Courson.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m, Saturday, March 2, in the Hamburg First United Methodist Church with Rev. Leslee Phillips, Rev. Charles Pullin & Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby & Don Davis, Johnny, Paul & Richard Courson and Ricky Lloyd. Honorary pallbearers were the members of her Rook Club. Interment followed services at the Pinewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Hamburg First United Methodist Church, 202 South Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207.

Havis Clemons Morgan, Sr.

Havis Clemons Morgan, Sr., 70, of Fordyce, formerly of Ashley County, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, in the Dallas County Nursing Home. A native of Ashley County, but a Fordyce resident for the past two years, he was a retired sawmill laborer and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jeannette Morgan-Woods; a son, Hershel Morgan; his parents, Jackson Greenburg and Flossie Ethel Gray Morgan; and a brother, Marvin Morgan.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Carrie Reader Morgan; three sons, Havis Morgan, Jr., of Dayton, TX, Johnny R. Morgan of Cave City and Bernice Lee Edwards III of Highland, TX; one daughter, Betty Ophelia Edwards of Normal, IL; two stepsons, Bernice Edwards, Jr., of Pearland, TX, and Gordon Edwards of Eagleside, TX; two stepdaughters, Gayle Griffis of Fordyce and Peggy Madden of Corpus Christi, TX; three brothers, James W. Morgan of Baytown, TX, George B. Morgan of Farmerville, LA, and Raymond J. Morgan of Needland, TX; three sisters, Wynonna Towe of Hamburg, Jeanette Carter of Needland, TX, and Lillie Pearl Griffis of Bastrop, LA; and 20 grandchildren

Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, at the Simms Cemetery with Bro. Lawrence Amos officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Lillie "Bill" Brantley Roberts

Lillie "Bill" Brantley Roberts, 92, of Crossett died Thursday Feb. 28, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. The daughter of the late Elmer Hudson Brantley and Minnie Mooney Brantley, she was born on Feb. 22, 1910, in Crossett. Mrs. Roberts received her education in the Crossett schools and retired from Chase Bag Co. of Crossett. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she taught in the preschool Sunday School Department for many years. Mrs. Roberts was a charter member of Temple Baptist Church.

Mrs. Roberts was married to Ocie Roberts on March 1, 1930, in North Crossett. Mr. Roberts preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1999. She was also preceded in death by a son, Tom L. Roberts; two brothers, Dan Brantley, Caroll Brantley; and four sisters, Ora Terry, Grace Wooldridge, Maude Gardner and Dovie Hendrix.

Survivors include one son, Bob W. Roberts and wife Kar Lynn of Pine Bluff; one daughter, Linda Roberts Land and husband Larry of Crossett; one daughter-in-law, Patsy Harrison Roberts of Crossett; one grandson, Drayton Land of El Dorado; two granddaughters, Bobette Ray of Newport and Leah Parker of Branson, Mo.; three great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; one brother, Travis Brantley of Crossett; and three sisters, Dorothy Cassels, Doris White, and Sarah Wright, all of Crossett. Mrs. Roberts enjoyed a 92nd birthday celebration attended by many friends and relatives on Sunday prior to her death.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Damon Dean, David Tohlen and Rev. Gordon Topping officiating. Pallbearers included Darren, Ricky, Tony and Jerry Brantley, Timmy Rodgers and Donald Harold Bryant. Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Gardner, LaDon Brantley, Rawls Pierce, Jason Sasser, Jack Seymore, J. D. Moore and Chesley Peters. Interment followed services at the Simms Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to Crossett Community Scholarship Fund in memory of Tom Roberts, c/o Crossett Chamber of Commerce, 101 W. 1st Ave., Crossett, Ark. 71635.

February 27

Mrs. Joyce Carraway

Mrs. Joyce Carraway, 70, of Columbus, Ohio, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at the New Albany Gardens & Care Center in Columbus. A native of Bentonia, MS, and a resident of Hamburg for 18 years before moving to Columbus five years ago, she was also a former resident of Lake Village. A retired nurse and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh White Carraway in 1994; her parents, Claude & Annie Sibley Taylor, two brothers Claude Taylor Jr. & Lamar Taylor; three sisters, Bertie Gordon, Nattlea Taylor and Iva Loyce Taylor.

She is survived by three sons, Steve Carraway of Dallas, TX; Mike Carraway of Dumas, and Richard Carraway of Newport; a daughter, Cindy Crouch of Blacklick, Ohio; a brother, Marion Taylor of Fairfield Bay; and a sister, Nana Lane of Monroe, LA; and three grandsons, Matthew & Joshua Crouch & Noah Carraway.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Visitation will be from 10 a. m. until 12 noon Thursday at the National Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS, with a 2 p.m., service in their chapel. Interment will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg and National Funeral Home of Clarksdale, MS.

L. Yvonne Johnson

L. Yvonne Johnson, 70, of Crossett died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 28, 1931, in Crossett to Lester Elwood and Mamie Pearl Baker Mann, she was a cashier for the Safeway stores for over 27 years and a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Ralph G. Johnson of Crossett; one son, Glenn Allen Johnson of Port Naches, TX; one daughter, Glenda Kay Perry of Orange, TX; one brother, Dewey Mann of Texas; three sisters, Ella Jean Fountain of Port Naches, TX, Sherry Fabacher of Belle Chase, LA, and Annetta Yarbrough of Port Naches, TX; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Clay Courson officiating. Burial followed services at the Union Hill Cemetery.

Glenda Sherion

Glenda Sheiron, 55, of Monticello, died Saturday, February 23, 2002, at the Bradley County Medical Center. Born November 8, l946, at Warren to Bernice Haygood Bryant and the late W. A. Bryant, she was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Monticello and an employee of the Burlington Area Rug Mill of Monticello.

Survivors in addition to her mother are her husband, Johnny Aubrey Sheiron, whom she married on June 29, 1985; 1 stepdaughter Angelia Bordelon of Fort Worth, Texas; two brothers, Don Bryant and spouse Kathey of Kearney, Neb., and Mark Bryant of Tucson, Arizona; one sister, Carol Murphy and spouse John of Warren; one niece, Tisha Wilkerson and spouse Shannon of Warren; and two nephews, Robert Murphy of Warren and Andy Bryant, Kearney, Neb. Funeral services are planned for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at Frazer's Funeral Home chapel in Warren. Burial will follow services at Promise Land Cemetery near Hamburg. Visitation was set for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, at the funeral home.

Brown Morris Simmons

Brown Morris Simmons, age 87, of Crossett died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Born on Oct. 21, 1914, to Jackson Jeremiah and Mattie Louise Holmes Simmons in Tylertown, Miss., he was a Baptist and worked in construction. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nell Ragland.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Belle Freeland Simmons of Crossett, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. David Tohlen officiating. Interment followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Miss Ada Maurice Turner

Miss Ada Maurice "Tiny" Turner, 76, of Lake Village, died Thursday, February 21, 2002, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Miss Turner was a native and former resident of Portland and a resident of Lake Village for the past 12 years. A bookkeeper and secretary for the Portland School for many years until her retirement several years ago, she was a member of the Lake Village Baptist Church, helping in the Vacation Bible School as long as her health permitted. . Before joining the Lake Village church, she was a member and secretary for the Portland Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed playing Bridge and knitting, especially baby afghans. She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Turner and her mother, Mae Boysen Lindsey.

She is survived by her cousins, Betty Boysen Hendricks of Little Rock, Edward Morris Hill of Mountain Center, CA, Bill Norsworthy and Nancy Ann Murphy of Portland and her very close friends, Mack & Marilyn Jo Borgognoni of Portland.

Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 23, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Myers officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Lake Village Baptist Church, 301 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Village, AR 71653.

February 20

Corrine Binns

Corrine Binns, 88, of Crossett died Monday, February 11, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born July 29, 1913, in Fountain Hill to Robert and Maggie Geddie Hester, she worked as a clerk in the Sterling's Store for over 21 years. A member of the Beech Street Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by a daughter, LaNell Binns Kilcrease Johnston; a grandson, Phil Binns; and her husband, Leon Milton Binns.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Binns and wife Sandra of Crossett; a brother, Norman Hester of Crossett; one sister, Inez Norrell of El Dorado; three grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Binns and Jason Goodwin officiating. Pallbearers were Dale and Bill Hester, Tom Norrell, and Tim Norrell, Millard Phillips and Billy Phillips. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Emma Lee Toston Coleman

Emma Lee Toston Coleman, 70, of Crossett died Sunday, February 10, 2002. Born July 31, 1931, in Boydell to the late Sammie Lee and Sirl Lee Toston, she was the second of 12 children. Brothers and sisters preceding her in death were Olivia, Willie Mae, Dorothy, Tommy and Will. She united in marriage with Virgil Coleman and four children were born. A daughter, Queen Ester Coleman, preceded her in death. She was a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Crossett and a former member of the Senior Usher Board..

Survivors include three children, Virgil Lee Coleman and wife Mercedes of Little Rock, Beverly Coleman and husband John of Crossett and Vaughn L. Coleman of West Germany; two sisters, Helen Burtin of St. Louis, MO, and Millie Brown of Chicago, IL; three brothers, Ollie Brown and Tames Toston of St. Louis, MO, and Leroy Toston of Los Angeles, CA; a special friend, James Hill of Crossett; best friends Mae Law of Crossett and Faith White of Montrose; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Edgar Johnson, Perry Johnson, Larry Harris, Ronald Hubbard, Joe Law and Jack Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Cornelius Brown, Leonderous Brown, Kenny Toston, Sirl Wright and John Wright. City Wide Ushers provided the usher service. Burial followed services at Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Nellie Gray

Mrs. Nellie Gray, 88, of El Dorado died Thursday, February 14, 2002, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Mrs. Gray was a native of Eaglemill, AR, a resident of El Dorado for the past six years and a former resident of Hamburg. A homemaker and a member of the Martinville Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, E.S. Gray, a grandson, Andy Dixon, her parents, Frank & Cora Davis Johnson, three brothers and six sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Levi Gray of Hamburg and James Reynolds of Gloster, MS; three daughters, Sherry Ann Dixon of Crossett, Betty Sue Massey and June Williams both of El Dorado; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great- great-grandson; four step-grand-children; 12 step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 16, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Joey Meredith & Clayton Hale officiating. Pallbearers were Harry Hull, Leon, Frankie & Carlton White, T. J. Moran and Tommy Thompson. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Anna Christine Huff Griffin

Anna Christine Huff Griffin, 69, of Warren died Sunday, February 10, 2002, at the Bradley County Medical Center. Born December 25, 1932, in Warren to the late Clem and Doris Row Carpenter, she was a retired waitress and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Griffin; five sons, Mike Huff of North Little Rock, William Huff of Sharlett, Michigan, Tommy Huff and Elvis Griffin of Monticello and Kenny Huff of Vilonia; four daughters, Lisa Haynes of Little Rock, Carren Griffin of Monticello, Rose Marie Barnett of McGehee and Rose Mary Wilson of Watson; one brother, Johnny Carpenter of Snyder; two sisters, Nina Chaney of Jerome and Jean Richter of Dermott and 18 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel in Monticello with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers were Randall Dodson, John Carpenter, Jr., Andrew Chaney, Phillip Don Carter, John Richter and Alfred Pruitt. Burial followed services at the Union Cemetery in Ashley County.

Irene Nord

Irene Nord, 83, of Crossett died Friday, February 15, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Bastrop, LA, but a resident of Crossett for 30 years, she was a homemaker and member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Nord; a son, Melvin Wheeler; and her parents, Bill and Subinda Hector Wheeler.

Survivors include a brother, Robert Lee and wife Fussie Moore of Crossett; special friends, Ella Wimberly and Shelia Heat, and many nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were to be Larry Moore, Robert Taylor, James Smith, Ricky Johnson, Joe Johnson and Aki Moore, Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

John Turner "J. T." Rickman

John Turner "J. T." Rickman, 81, of Crossett died Sunday, February 17, 2002, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born May 24, 1920, to Robert and Josie Maxwell Rickman in Crossett, he was a World War II U. S. Army veteran, serving from 1941 to 1945 in Scotland, France and Germany. He was a retired carpenter and member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Rickman; a sister, Lucille Watt; his parents, and one granddaughter, Sherri Lochala.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Agnes Wilson Rickman of Crossett; one son, Tommy Rickman of Crossett; two daughters, Helen Naff of Crossett and Connie Fuller of El Dorado; three brothers, Robert and wife Pat Rickman of Crossett, James E. Rickman of Highland, IN, and Lexie Rickman of Crossett; four sisters, Polly Hill, Minnie Clark, Nina Josey and Lorene Byrd, all of Crossett; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Bruce Culp and Roy Craig officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Crossroads Cemetery. Visitation was planned for 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, at the funeral home.

Margie Elizabeth Williams Strebeck

Margie Elizabeth Williams Strebeck, 62, of Crossett died Monday, February 11, 2002, at her home. Born February 17, 1939, to the late I. H. "Bill" and Louise Womble Williams, she was a member of the South Main Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Strebeck; two daughters, Sharon Booker and Brenda Jordan of Crossett; one brother, Bill Williams of Jacksonville, FL; three sisters, Katie Kitchens of Texarkana, AR, Sybil Rolen of West Monroe, LA, and Linda Young of Crossett; and four grandchildren, April Booker, Robin Duncan, Matt Jordan and Jake Booker, all of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, in the South Main Baptist Church with Bros. Jimmie Lewis and James Kitchens officiating. Pallbearers were Curtis McDill, Bo Hamilton, Jimmy Boykin, Charles Goodwin, Barry Strebeck and Ryan Strebeck. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the church. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the South Main Baptist Church Building Fund, 2801 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Marvin Washington

Funeral services for Marvin Washington, 62, of Parkdale were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16, in the home of Mrs. Ernestine Dunn in Parkdale with Rev. Louis Meadows officiating.

Survivors are children Tony Washington, Patricia Blaylock, Bernestine N. Meadows, Johnnie Pearl Washington, Norma Jean Washington, and Lisa Washington of Rockford, IL, and Darren Washington of Morrilton and sisters, Viola Rodgers of St. Louis, MO, Ernestine Dunn of Parkdale, Mattie Hill of Broadview, IL, Johnnie Armstrong and Hazel Armstrong of Little Rock, Rose Long of Aulstell, GA, Helen Jackson of Little Rock and Ruth Ann Howell of Crossett. Burial followed services at the St. Marion Community Cemetery in Sunshine with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home of Dermott.

February 13

Mrs. Bertie Bierbaum

Mrs. Bertie Bierbaum, 91, of Hamburg, died Saturday, February 9, 2002, at her residence. A native of Crossett and a lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker, and she and her husband owned and operated the Firestone Store in Hamburg for many years. A member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bierbaum, in 1991; her parents, W.W. & Lula Barnett Ludlam; a sister, Verda Lou Logreco and a brother, Oda Ludlam.

She is survived by three sons, Billy Bierbaum and wife Beulah and Henry Bierbaum and wife Lucille of Hamburg and Fred Bierbaum of Warren; a sister, Eora Kelly of Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, February 11, at the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington & Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Terry, Bryan, & Fredrick Bierbaum, David Myers, Claude Watkins and Graham Morris. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Darren O'Neal Bouie

Darren O'Neal Bouie, 18, of Little Rock, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Crossett and a Little Rock resident for the last three years, he was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Crossett.

Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Bouie of Little Rick; his stepfather, Darrell Mixon of Little Rock; his father, Sammie Lee Minnieweather of Detroit, MI; his maternal grandparents, Lizzie Gibbs and Sherman Ray Bouie; his paternal grandmother, Rosie B. Bouie, all of Crossett; his great-grandmothers, Vernestine Edwards of Crossett and Olivia Davis of Little Rock; two brothers, Randy Minnieweather of Little Rock and Travis Hampton of Crossett; and two sisters, Tiffany Bouie of Little Rock and Kenyotta Minnieweather of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 9, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Carlos Williams, Demotrus Williams, Elbert Ray Gibbs, Barry Bridges, Sherwood Edwards, Rodnie Bouie and Willie Smith. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Robert Cox

Mr. Robert Cox, 78, of Hamburg died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at his home in Hamburg. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a retired log truck driver and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley Faye and Sandra Kaye Cox, and his parents, Alex and Geneva Duncan Cox.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mrs. Mardell Cox; three sons, Carl James Cox of Crossett, and Robert Cox, Jr., and Michael Cox of Hamburg; five daughters, Marcella Wilson, Linda Tolefree, Mary Brown and Debra Fisher of Hamburg and Wanda Daniels of Fountain Hill; two sisters, Annie Mae Cox of Lake Village and Minnie Rucker of Hamburg; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Hall, Thurman Bradley, Cornelius Girtman, Jr., R. D. Morgan, Lonnie Walker and Earnest Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of the church.

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

Mr. James Byron Easterling

James Byron Easterling, 86, of Crossett died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Crossett on October 3, 1915, to Welly W. and Effie Toney Easterling, he was a retired engineer for A.D. & N. Railroad with 43 years of service. He was a Mason, a tour guide for the Crossett Historical Society and a devoted member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Velma Easterling of Crossett; one daughter, Becky Meadows of Hot Springs; two grandchildren, Jack Meadows III of Hot Springs and Melissa Riley and husband Cooper of Memphis; two sisters-in-law, Vivian Taylor of Crossett and Allie Ruth Vastine of Rogers, several cousins and spouses and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were John Pennington, Red Walser, Jim Bob McCormick, Jack Meadows, Jr., Ed Johnson, Bobby Gill, Bob Bridges and Searcy Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were AD&N Railroad Company workers and members of his Sunday School class and the deacons of the church. Interment followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, Ark. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 701 Main St., Crossett, Ark. 71635 or to the American Heart Association

Willie B. McGee

Willie B. McGee, 92, of Pine Bluff, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Crossett, but a Pine Bluff resident for the past year, she was a homemaker and a member of the Campground A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert McGee; her second husband, Curtis Martin; a daughter, Thelma Carlock; a stepdaughter, Versie Martin; and her parents, Dan and Mary Alice Rogers Lowe.

Survivors include four sons, Elemelerice, Freddie and John T. McGee, all of Chicago, IL, and Leo McGee of Cookeville, TN; four daughters, Geneva Moore of Crossett, Eula Mae Wright of Phoenix, AZ, Bobbie Coleman of Pine Bluff and Robbie Williams of Chicago; and 30 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Friday, February 8, in the Campground A. M. E. Church with Rev. Artis Owens officiating. Pallbearers were Jim Coleman, Danny, Ray, Keith and James Martin and Anthony Holmes. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Lowe and Curtis and Billy Martin. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Clyde D. Mitchell, Sr.

Mr. Clyde D. Mitchell, Sr., 74, of Hamburg died Monday, February 4, 2002, at his residence north of Hamburg. A native of Ashley County, he moved back to Hamburg in 1965. He retired from the US Army in 1966 after 20 years of service and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Arkansas State Forestry Commission in 1988 and did volunteer work at the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge for several years. A member and deacon of the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church and a charter member of the Clyde Mitchell Hunting Club, he was preceded in death by his parents, J.R. & Ruby Roberson Mitchell; a sister, Nell Gee; and a brother, David Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Imogene McGilton Mitchell of Hamburg; four sons, Rev. Clyde Mitchell, Jr. of Hamburg, David Mitchell of Monticello, Randy & Eugene Mitchell of Hamburg; three daughters, Rebecca Hewitt of Anacoco, LA, LaFran Kirkland of Hamburg and Sandra McManus of LaDelle; two brothers, Bob Mitchell of Harrodsburg, KY and Edgar Mitchell of Crossett; 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. R. D. White officiating. Pallbearers were Monty Brooks, Gary White, Aaron Gifford, Doug Pearson, Scott Arnold and Keith Breshears. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Clyde Mitchell Hunting Club. Interment followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Horace Greeley Stewart, Jr.

Horace Greeley Stewart, Jr., 71, of Hamburg died Monday, February 4, 4002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Ashley County, he was retired from Georgia-Pacific plywood and was a member of the Church of Christ in Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace Greeley and Pauline McDaniel Stewart, and one brother, Marvin Lavern Stewart.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Winchester and wife Gail of Vanceboro, NC; a daughter, Vicky Mills and husband James of Hamburg; a sister, Johnnie Treadway of Queen City, TX; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, February 8, in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Sponaugle officiating. Pallbearers were Carlton Halley, Paul Halley, Michael Martin, Jason Kelley, Henry Kelley, and John Taylor. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

William Francis "Bill" Sweetland III

William Francis "Bill" Sweetland III, 52, of Monticello died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born August 16, 1949, in Santa Ana, CA, to William Francis II and Ilene Joyce Lee Sweetland, he worked as a fiberglass fabricator in the boat repair business. He had many friends and was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Sweetland.

Survivors include his mother, Joyce Forse of Hamburg; one brother, Tony Pezzullo of Crossett; six sisters, Sherry Barker of Crossett, Susan Weaver and Michelle Wicks of Reno, NV, Valerie Pezzullo of California, Kelly Ahrens of Illinois and Sarah Pippen of Hamburg; two stepdaughters, Julie and Karen, and many other relatives and friends.

The remains were cremated with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Charlie Wade, Sr.

Charlie Wade Sr., 75, of Portland, died Sunday Feb. 3, 2002, at his home in Portland. Funeral service were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at the Portland No. II Missionary Baptist Church in Portland with Rev. Archie Smith officiating. Burial followed services at the Portland No. II Cemetery.

He was born June 26, 1926, in Montrose to Lee and Mary Wade. Charlie retired from Farm Equipment Company as a mechanic. He was honored as employee of the year for 2002 by Top Cat Fishery. He was an active member and custodian of the Portland Hunting Club.

Survivors are his wife, Easter Wade of Portland; three sons, Gus Wade of Chicago, Ill., Louis Wade of Dermott, and Charlie Wade of Pine Bluff; three daughters, Mary Wade Black of Chicago, Ill., Elizabeth Ollison of Milwaukee, Wis., and Dorothy Jean Wade of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Joseph Devine of Detroit, Mich., and Luvell Wade of Montrose; three sisters, Annie Corbin of Detroit, Mich., Josie Moore of Dermott, and Laretha Wade of Montrose; a grandson whom he raised, Gary Wade of Pine Bluff; 10 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Portland No. II Baptist Church or a favorite charity.

Freddie Wright

Freddie Wright, 34, of Cedar Hill, TX, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at the Charlton Methodist Hospital in Desoto, TX. A native of Ashley County, but a resident of Cedar Hill for the past year, he was dock manager of Seconds and Surplus. He was a 1986 graduate of Hamburg High School and attended Southern Arkansas University, playing basketball for the Muleriders for four years. A member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, he was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Wright, in 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Wright; one son, Frederick Wright of Cedar Hill, TX; his father, James Wright of Hamburg; four brothers, Frankie Wright of Hamburg, Kenny Wright of Little Rock, Jessie Wright of Dermott and John Wright of Crossett; and one sister, Marilyn Hubbard of Hamburg.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, in the Hamburg High School gymnasium with Eld. Kenny Wright officiating. Pallbearers were Walter Jenkins, Clinton Williams, Jonathan Young, Robert Scates, Kirt Harris, Willie Robinson, Marvin Walter and Brandon Noble. Honorary pallbearers were James, John, Jessie and Frankie Wright, Harris Armstrong, Jr., Graylin Armstrong and Bobo Hubbard.

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

February 6

Adella Moore Bulloch

Adella Moore Bulloch, 94, of Dermott died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. Born September 9, 1907, in Lewisville to the late Burke A. and Lena Moore, she was preceded in death by her husband, Victor S Bulloch, Sr., and a son, Victor S. Bulloch, Jr. She was a member of the Dermott Baptist Church and numerous civic and community organizations.

Survivors include a son, Don Bulloch and wife Sharon of Dermott; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Bulloch of Little Rock; seven grandchildren, Victor Bulloch III and Gary Bulloch of Little Rock, Cheryl Spurr of Bryant, Debbie Young of Portland, Donald Bulloch, Jr., of Murfreesboro, TN, Leslie Borgognoni of Lake Village and Jamie Ward of Dermott; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, February 1, in the Dermott Baptist Church with Bro. Steven G. Tiner officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Victor Bulloch III, Gary Bulloch, David Spurr, Scott Young, Donald Bulloch, Jr., William Borgognoni and Jason Ward. Burial followed services at the Dermott Cemetery with arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service of McGehee. Memorials may be made to the Dermott Baptist Church.

Mr. Lee Dillard

Mr. Lee Dillard, 83, of Little Rock, formerly of Parkdale, died Monday, January 28, 2002, at the St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. A native of Bessemer, AL, and a member of the Union Baptist Church in Parkdale, he was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Fannie Taylor Dillard; one sister, Louise Bankston; and two brothers, Robert Dunning and West Dillard.

Survivors include four brothers, Gene Dillard of Alabama, Cloman Conley of Eudora, James Dunning of Little Rock and Ralph Dunning of Bastrop, LA; his stepmother, Estelle Dunning of Bastrop; a special niece, Lillie Porter of Little Rock and several other nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in the Union Baptist Church in Parkdale with Rev. Jessie Knight officiating. Pallbearers were David Smith, J. C. Brown, Bobby Porter, Elijah Brown, Tommy Currenton and Randy Smith. Burial followed services at the Childress Cemetery, with direction by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Nell Sivils Kusturin

Mrs. Nell Sivils Kusturin, 73, of Hamburg died Thursday, January 31, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native of Hamburg and a resident of Little Rock until moving back to Hamburg in 1978, she was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hamburg and a former employee of Missouri Pacific Hospital in Little Rock, retiring in 1976. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvie Sivils; her step-father and her mother, W.G. & Alvena Mae Pease Croswell and a brother, Charles Sivils.

She is survived by two daughters, Nelda Hodges of Shannon Hills and Cynthia Anderson of Cabot; two brothers, Rev. James T. Croswell of Marlow, OK, and Gordy Croswell of Little Rock; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, February 4, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. James Croswell & Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy, Neal and John Martin, John Majors, Lynn Croswell and Tommy Thompson.

Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 400 W. Washington, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Florine Jean Ponder

Florine Jean Ponder, 61, of Lake Village died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital. A retired mail carrier and a Baptist, she was born Feb. 19, 1940, in Jennie to the late Ross Archie and Clara Mae Watson Sims. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Jean Hicks and an unborn grandchild; two brothers, Vernon and Archie Simms; a sister, Carrie Hampton; and a grandson, Staff Sgt. Wesley Ray.

Survivors include her husband, Sam Ponder of Lake Village; four daughters, Jessie Davis and Becky Rossini and husband Carl of Lake Village, Donna Kimbrough and husband Richard of Grove Hill, AL, and Sonya Hicks of Memphis, TN; three brothers, Carroll Sims of Lake Village, Melton Sims of Lavaca and Marvin Sims of Leland, MS; two sisters, Robbie Hammock of Leland, MS, and Lorene Corder of Snyder; eight grandchildren, Jessica Emerson and husband Scott, Stephen Hester and wife Jennifer, Sarah Emerson and husband Kenny, Christine Rossini, Ashley Hester, Rodrick Ray, Jimmy Hester and Patrick "Bo" Davis; and three great-grandchildren, Cameron and Chandler Emerson and Camden Hester.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial followed services at the Lake Village Cemetery.

Mr. J. R. "Jimmy" Wallace

J.R. "Jimmy" Wallace, 57, of Conroe, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, in Houston, TX. He was born Nov. 8, 1944, in Lake Village. Mr. Wallace served his country proudly in the United States Navy and was selected to serve as one of the color guard during the funeral of President John F. Kennedy. He was a member of the U. S. Navy Ceremonial Guard at the Arlington National Cemetery and was in the unit that accompanied the President's body from the White House to the Capitol rotunda on Sunday before the slain president's burial on Monday, November 25, 1963. He and his wife, Marsha, owned and operated El Pollino Mexican Restaurant in Conroe for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha of Conroe; three stepdaughters, Rebecca Waldron and husband Sean of Willis, Texas, Julie Robertson and Emily Robertson, both of Conroe, Texas; four sisters, Bonnie Dorthrup of Crescent City, CA, Billie Sue Bonner of Fordyce, Allene Carter of Crossett, and Clara Waits of Springfield, La.; four brothers, Ben Wallace of St. Martinville, La.; Clifton Wallace and wife Eva Lou, a "second mom" to J.R., of Oklahoma City, Melvin Wallace of Katy, Texas, and Roger Wallace of Medford, Ore.; grandchildren, Austin and Clover; many very special nephews; and a host of other loving extended family members.

A celebration of life was held Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Cashner Colonial Chapel with Pastor Joe Bogue officiating. Internment will follow at a later date in Joplin, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the J.R. Wallace Scholarship Fund at First National Bank, Texas, 704 E. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77301. To leave a written tribute to the family, visit http://www.cashnerfunerals.com.

Bessie Mae Wimberly

Bessie Mae Wimberly, 89, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, January 27, 2002, at the Health Central Hospital in Florida. A native of Ashley County and an Orlando resident of the past three years, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Wimberly, Sr.; a son, Ovet Chaplin, Jr., and her parents, Sam and Fannie Sue Wright Butler.

Survivors include a stepson, Luther Wimberly, Jr., of San Francisco, CA; a granddaughter, Sharon Spencer of Orlando, FL; and many other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Pallbearers were Edward Rogers, Clarence Steel, Robert Duckworth, Jessie Lowe, George Brown and Marcelino Reed.

Burial followed services at the Pugh Cemetery with arrangements directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

January 30

Mr. Lon C. Bozeman

Mr. Lon C. Bozeman, 63, of Hamburg died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he retired from Jefferson Smurfit Corp. last year after 38 years of service. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, a member of the Woodmen of the World lodge in Hamburg, a hunter education instructor for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and a member of the Martinville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lena Pittman Bozeman, and a sister, Maedell Belott.

Survivors include his wife, Lexie Rice Bozeman of Hamburg; a daughter, Connie Clark, and a special son-in-law, Leo, of Redfield; a brother, Fred Bozeman of Hamburg; three sisters, Lydia Stell, Louise Lansdale and Maxie Carpenter, all of Hamburg; four grandchildren, Chris, Amy, Courtney and Marissa Clark, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, January 28, in the Martinville Baptist Church with Revs. Buddy Burton and E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Martin, Bobby Wright, Johnny Martin, Richard Frisby, David Ricks and Lavon Sawyer. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Bates, Junior Jordan, Charles Akers and Daryl Hornsby. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. V. L. Streeter

Mr. V. L. Streeter, 67, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Streeter was a native and life long resident of Hamburg, a timber worker and a member of the Sardis Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Lee Streeter; his parents, Bill & Virgie Lee Bates Streeter; four brothers, Buddy, Arthur, Floyd, and William Lee Streeter and a sister, Emma Nelms.

He is survived by two daughters, Sherrill Faye Vanover of Henderson, KY, and Dianne Williams of Lincoln; two brothers, Ed Streeter of Crossett and Wesley Streeter of Bastrop, LA; three sisters, Sue Burch of Bastrop, LA, Ethel Pruitt of Fountain Hill and Johnnie Morrow of McRae; four grandchildren, Rikki & Shi Barlett; Andrew Brown & J.H. Williams, Jr.; and two step grandchildren, Austin Wayne & Shyanne Marie Hayes.

Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 24, at the Trafalgar Cemetery with Revs. E. W. Ricks and Don Wright officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Jackie & Steven Nelms, Harold Pruitt, Jered Hayes, Henry Austin & Billy Withers. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Trafalgar Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Ben Lawrence, 859 Ashley Road 105, Montrose, AR 71658.

Mrs. Brenda J. Tomerlin

Mrs. Brenda J. Tomerlin, 58, of Hamburg died Friday, January 25, 2002, at her home outside Hamburg. A native and former resident of Crossett and a Hamburg resident for the past 37 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the North Main Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Gaster Tomerlin, in 1991; her parents, Mance and Dorothy Cason Cockrell; two brothers, Jimmy and Glen David Cockrell; and a sister, Shirley Land.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Cockrell and wife Penny of Crossett and Randy Tomerlin of Hamburg; a daughter, Anne Tomerlin of Hamburg; two brothers, Murray Cockrell of Crossett and Lonnie Cockrell of Hamburg; four grandchildren, Tara and Aundi Cockrell, Quaid Bass and Caleb Ferrell; her best friend, Virginia Mann of Hamburg; and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 27, in the North Main Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Clyde Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers were Mark Tomerlin, Robert Johnson, Michael Pardon, John Herbert McLeod, Greg Maxwell and Alan Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers were J. W. Mann, Richard Britt, Junior Jordan, Hubert Lee Maxwell, Steve Adkins and J. W. Bird. Burial followed services at the Judson Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Judson Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Dennis Cox, 25123 Highway 425 North, Hamburg, AR 71646.

January 23

Mr. Lonnie C. Bennett, Sr.

Mr. Lonnie C. Bennett, Sr., 57, of Oceanside, CA, died Friday, January 18, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in San Diego, CA. A native of Hamburg and a resident of Oceanside for the past 25 years, he was a Vietnam era veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a retired heavy equipment operator; and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill & Deda McGraw Bennett; two sisters, Evelyn Sanders & Edna Springer and a brother, W.D. Bennett.

He is survived b a son, Lonnie C. Bennett, Jr. of Oceanside, CA; two brothers, James Springer of Cleveland, Ohio, and Doyle Bennett of Freeport, TX; a sister, Billie Bulloch of Dumas and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, January 25, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26, in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers are to be Jimmy Blankenship, Stacy Patton, Cade Bennett, James & Calton Hall and James Bulloch.

Interment will follow services at the Cleveland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Arkansas Affiliate, Inc., PO Box 1610, Little Rock, AR 72203.

James Edward Burgess

James Edward "Eddie" Burgess, 73, of Bastrop, La. died Monday, January 14, 2002, at his residence. He was a retired barber and a member of Cherry Ridge Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Freeda Giat Burgess; one son, James Alan Burgess of Bastrop; one daughter and her husband, Julia and Clarence Lindsay of Collinston, La.; two granddaughters, Melanie Newman of Monroe, La. and Christine Newman Ferguson and her husband, Jerry, of Vicksburg, Miss.; one great-grandson, Andrew Kyle Shelton of Monroe; two sisters, Jessie Mae Boykin of Hamburg; and three step-brothers, James Blackwell of Bastrop, Charles Blackwell of West Monroe, La. and Buddy Blackwell of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman E. and Gladys Burgess Blackwell; one brother, William F. Burgess; two sisters, Sadie Maxwell and Betty Ruth Adams; and one step-sister, Jo Ann Rushing.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 16, at 10 a.m. at Cherry Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Dupree and Dr. Charles Weedman officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop under the direction of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Pallbearers were Charles Burns, A.P. Owens, Merlin Thomas, Johnny Lindeman, J.H. Lockwood, Huey Evans, James Cummins and Paul Tullis. Honorary pallbearers were Truman Hough, Frank Martin and Jack Spigner.

Memorials may be made to Cherry Ridge Baptist Church Mission Program, 1004 Cherry Ridge Road, Bastrop, LA 71220.

Wesley Hunter

Graveside services for Wesley D. Hunter, 69, of Columbia, SC, were held Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Serenity Gardens, with the Revs. Barry Gray and Barry Epps officiating.

Mr. Hunter died Sunday, January 13, 2002. Born in Ladell, he was a son of the late John L. Hunter and Vester Stanley Hunter. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was retired from vending maintenance and had lived in Columbia since 1971. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Betty S. Hunter; five sons, David Hunter of Lexington, Terry Hunter of Lumberton, N.C., Rex Hunter of Kingstree and Scott Hunter and Aaron, both of Columbia; two sisters, Janet Harris of Harrisville, Texas, and Johnnie Mae Nichols of Hamburg; and nine grandchildren.

George E. "Ted" Strong

George E. "Ted" Strong, 68, of Crossett died Monday, January 14, 2002, at his home. Born September 22, 1933, to Norm Strong and Marjorie Cook, he retired as a tissue room foreman from Georgia-Pacific. He enjoyed traveling and camping at Lake Chicot and visiting with his friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Strong.

Survivors include two sons, Gordon Strong of Dumas and Jon Strong of Fort Worth, TX, and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Colleen Stiles Townsend

Colleen Stiles Townsend, 65, of Crossett died Sunday, January 20, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in Crossett. Born June 29, 1936, to the late Willis L. Stiles and Lucy Castleberry Stiles, she was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church of West Crossett, where she was a pianist for a number of years. She was a piano teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel L. Townsend; and two brothers, Kenneth and Perry Stiles.

Survivors include one son, Lee C. Haynes of West Monroe, La.; two daughters, Lou Ann Jones and Charee Taylor, both of Crossett; three brothers, Wayman Stiles and Roger Stiles, both of Lake City, Fla., and Judd Stiles of El Dorado; one sister, Joyce Ann Stiles of Monticello; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 23, at 10 a.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church with the Revs. Jody Gannaway and Gene Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Wilmar Cemetery in Drew County under the direction of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

Pallbearers are to be Brandon Jones, Ervin Rodgers, Keith Keen, Lamar Hill, Robert Stone and Jamie McElroy.

January 16

Virginia Marie Brown

Virginia Marie Brown, 64, of Crossett died Wednesday, January 9, 2002. Born July 25, 1936, in Wyandotte, OK, to the late Francis Melton and Lula Mae Ellison Henson, she and her husband, Buford Brown, Sr., owned Brown's Fish Market in North Crossett.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Ray Brown of Madison, MS, and Ricky Brown of Crossett; two daughters, Cindi Pennington of Crossett and Tammy Chenoweth of Welch, OK; four brothers, Leonard Henson of Tulsa, OK, Leroy Henson of California and Elmer and Monroe Henson of Miami, OK; three sisters, Chrys Dixon and Sue Dixon of Miami, OK, and Betty Barnes of Shawnee, OK, and ten grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, January 14, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Jody Gannaway officiating. Pallbearers were Allen Martin, Jearl Smith, Edgar Haynie, Leonard Abney, Brandon Martin, Chance Chenoweth and Alex Martin. Burial followed services at the Tyro Cemetery.

Mr. Vernon Harvey

Mr. Vernon Harvey, 88, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at his residence in Wilmot. Mr. Harvey was a native of Witter, AR; a resident of Wilmot for the past 32 years and a former resident of Dumas. A retired farmer and a member of the Maranatha Assembly of God in Wilmot, he was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick & Julina Ward Harvey, four brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruby Williams Harvey; two sons, Deon Harvey and Rev. Cecil Harvey of Wilmot; three daughters, Zelma Book of Hamburg, Clementene Martin of Little Rock and Sharon Burns of McGehee; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Cecil Harvey & Ricky Harvey officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons, Kevin and Mike Martin, Kerry Castillo, Michael Gourley, Randy, Rickey & Steven Harvey and Philip Grove. Interment followed services at the Bell Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Bell Cemetery, c/o Mr. Jack McManus, PO Box 114, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Thomas Gabriel McDougald

Thomas Gabriel McDougald, infant son of Paula and Paula McDougald of Crossett, died Sunday, January 6, 2001, at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Benny and Linda McDougald and Donald and Jeanette Stafford; his great-grandparents, Anna Mae Nichols and Tom and Macelle McDougald, all of Crossett, and Aubrey and Eula Courtney of Warren.

A private family memorial service was held under the direction by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Marzell Norwood Marzell Norwood, 82, of Crossett died Friday, January 4, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Parkdale and a Crossett resident for the past 15 years, he was a retired farm laborer. He was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Lee Norwood; his parents, Eddie and Lena Tyson Norwood; six brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include six sons, Thomas and Willie Norwood of St. Louis, MO, Hosea Norwood of Tennessee, Henry Norwood of Indianapolis, IN, Curtis Norwood of Brinkley and Ezickiel Norwood of Memphis, TN; two daughters, Shirley Strong of Memphis, TN, and Margaret Norwood of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Eddie Mae Norwood and Georgia Jones of Crossett; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Curtis Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Freddie and Willie Norwood, Danny Martin, Joe Lewis and Melvin Nalls. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery.

Lola Mae Poole

Lola Mae Poole, 83, of Crossett died Monday, January 7, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on December 26, 1918, in Bradley County to Willie and Hettie Gorman Vines, she was a devoted mother and homemaker and an active member of the First Assembly of God in Crossett. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clarence A. Poole; two sons, Albert Dan and Willie Clyde Poole; and a daughter, Bessie Lorene Poole.

Survivors include two sons, David and Nolan Poole; three daughters, Nora Johnson and Sara Battaglia, all of Crossett, and Jean Helmer of Springdale; two sisters, Vera Otulak of Baldwin Park, CA, and Ruby Vines of Warren; 13 grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, 14 nieces, nine nephews, and her church family and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 10, in the First Assembly of God with Bro. Bob Perry and Rev. Norman Riordan officiating. Pallbearers were Tim, Kerri and Mike Poole, Wayne Mosley, Tony Battaglia, John Ward, Mike Maxwell and Bobbie McKenzie. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Elder Willie Earl Rhodes

Elder Willie Earl Rhodes, 86, of Hamburg died Monday, January 7, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care of Star City. A native of the White Station community outside Crossett, he was a retired bus driver and a member of the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church, where he served as pastor for 28 years. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Hendrix Rhodes; his parents, Joseph and Nannie Washington Rhodes; three brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include a god-daughter, Elizabeth Ann Wallace of Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Maggie Childress of Crossett; a special nephew, Rev. James Childress of Crossett; and many other nieces, nephew, church family and friends.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, in the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Hamburg with Bishop Alfonso Madden officiating. Pallbearers were Barron Johnson, Wayne Simmons, Theodore Simpkins, Nathaniel Miller, Jerome Madden and Leotis Cobb. Burial followed services at the Ryles Chapel Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Christine Higginbotham Sullivan

Christine Higginbotham Sullivan, 87, of Jonesboro, LA, died Thursday, January 3, 2002, at the Memphis East Baptist Hospital in Memphis, TN. Born May 14, 1914, in Winston County, MS, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde S. Sullivan, Sr., a former mayor of Hamburg; her parents, Willie K. and Leona Clark Higginbotham; three brothers, William, Paul and Grady Higginbotham; and one sister, Bessie Reed.

She is survived by a son, Clyde E. Sullivan, Jr., of Jonesboro, LA; two daughters, Pauline Lochala and husband Roddy of Hamburg and Louise Burnett of Memphis, TN; one sister, Annie White of Shuqualak, MS; two brothers, Brooks Higginbotham of Shuqualak MS, and Kittrel Higginbotham of Greenwood, MS. Her grandchildren are Roddy "Butch" Lochala, Dr. Richard Lochala, Michael Burnett, Chris Burnett, Karen Burnett, Shea Sullivan and Stacey Sullivan. Great-grandchildren are Dr. Rod, Stephanie, Nathan, Joshua, Whitney and Hannah Lochala and Joe Michael, John David, Stacy, Christy, Billy and Bobby Burnett. Great-great-granddaughters are Mary Mills Lochala and Abigail Lochala.

Funeral services were January 5 at the Edmonds Funeral Home chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. Perry Lassiter and Bro. Dwayne M. Boudreaux officiating. Burial followed services at the Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro.

Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Health Foundation, P. O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Fund, c/o Dorothy Higginbotham, 518 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Edith Pearl Summers Thomas

Edith Pearl Summers Thomas, 84, of Crossett died Saturday, January 12, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 26, 1917, in Mist to Earl W. and Blanche McMillan Summers, she was a member of the Beech Street Baptist Church and a retired secretary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sercy O. Thomas, and one son, Billy Earl Thomas.

Survivors include a son, Sercy G. Thomas of Crossett; two brothers, Frank L. Summers of Timpson, TX, and Maurice G. Summers of Crossett; and one sister, Earlene Summers Morgan of Hamburg.

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m Monday, January 14, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Bros. David Watkins and Jason Goodwin officiating. Pallbearers were R. L. Wells, Wilbur Austin, Jim Bob Godwin, Travis Gibson, Mike Hollis and Jack Wallace with Raymond Pitchford as alternate. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Iretha Wilson

Iretha Wilson, 71, of Watson died Monday, January 7, 2002, at her home. A lifelong resident of Watson, she was preceded in death by her parents, James Lacey and Adlaid Haynes Banks.

Survivors include one brother, Jessie James Banks of Hamburg; and one sister, Arnella Graham of Hamburg.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, January 11, in the Pleasant Hill Number One Baptist Church in Watson with Rev. Edward Burnett officiating. Cousins served as pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Porter Cemetery in Watson with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

January 9

Charles Turner Brennon

Charles Turner Brennon, 70, of Crossett died Friday, January 4, 2002, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born June 10, 1931, to the late Ed and Clara Mae Turner Brennon, he was an Army veteran, a member of the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church and retired as a jitney operator for the Georgia-Pacific plywood plant after 35 years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Minnie Faye Brantley Brennon; one son, Charles Brennon, Jr., three daughters, Carla Addington, Karen Haas, and Sue Brennon; one brother, James "Buddy" Brennon; one sister, Margaret Barnett, all of Crossett; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, January 7, in the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie DuBose officiating. Pallbearers were Dearl Patrick, William Coleman, Dennis Banks, D. C. Brantley, Steve Courson and John Lewis. Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Era Camel

Era Camel, 64, of Hamburg died Wednesday, January 2, 2001, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Camel; her parents, Johnny and Mattie Lenora Gibbs Simpson; and a brother, Allen "Junebug" Gibbs.

Survivors include a son, Anthony Camel of Oakland, CA; three daughters, Yvonne Haynes of Hamburg, Lauretta McCaffity of Havelock, NC, and Dorothy Evans of Strong; three brothers, Perry Williams and Warfield Gibbs of Crossett and Larry Gibbs of Las Vegas, NV; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, in the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ with Eld. Roy Matheney, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were to be deacons Cleo Smith, Marvion Jones, and R. L. Danzy, Bros. Ellis Danzy and James Daniels and minister Ricky Matheney. Burial was to follow services at the Pugh Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Thomas James Duckworth

Funeral services for Thomas J. Duckworth, age 77, of Bethel, Ohio, were held Saturday, December 29, 2001, at the United Methodist Church of Williamsburg, Ohio. Rev. Charles Sandusky of Claremore, OK officiated.

Mr. Duckworth was born Sept. 20, 1924, to Thomas Guy and Elizabeth Cole Duckworth. He graduated from Hamburg High School. He died Dec. 26, 2001 after a short illness.

He was owner and operator of Myers and Duckworth, Inc., a family business with offices in Williamsburg and Bethel, Ohio, since 1946. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 54 years and the Williamsburg Rotary Club for 46 years. A World War II veteran and a Mason, he served as chairman of Rotary Incorporated from 1969-1999. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Mary Ann; four brothers, Hildreth, Kenneth, Ralph and Robert, and three sisters Vivian Tepper, Myrtice and Edith Duckworth.

He's survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Myers Duekworth, three sons, William M. of Williamsburg, Thomas Guy II and wife Debbie of Crestwood KY, and James of Bethel; and one daughter Margie M. Duckworth of Bethel. There are 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Lawrence and wife Monte of Granite City, IL, and Guy A. of Cabot; four sisters, Gladys Chisum of New Orleans, Elizabeth Shields of Felicity, Ohio, Sybil Nobel and husband, Willard of Hamburg and Julia Sandusky and husband, Charles, of Claremore, OK. There are many nieces and nephews who loved him very much. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Gay St., Williamsburg, Ohio, or the Rotary Club of Williamsburg, Ohio.

Mrs. Myrtle Marie Norris

Mrs. Myrtle Marie Norris, 80, of Crossett died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at the Crossett Beverly Health Care. A native of Winnsboro, LA, but a resident of Crossett for 34 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Leroy Norris, on October 4, 1996; her parents, Preston and Isa Shiver Aswell; one sister, Hazel Aswell and two brothers, Leroy and Lester Aswell.

Survivors include two sons, James Norris of Crossett and David Norris of Downsville, LA; three daughters, Carolyn McDonald of Harlton, TX, Shyron Lawrence of Arp, TX, and Dorothy Doss of Downsville, LA; three brothers, Gene Aswell of Bastrop, LA, Pete Aswell of Madisonville, TX, and Home Aswell of Dallas, TX; four sisters, Dorothy Woodard of Collinston, LA, Audrey Mae Lawson of Houston, TX, Jimmie Lee Curry of Croville, LA, and Janet MaGaha of Houston, TX; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 1, in the First United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Larry Hickman officiating. Burial followed services at the Lakewood Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Buddy W. Slaughter

Mr. Buddy W. Slaughter, 31, of Redfield died Friday, December 28, 2001 in Amarillo, TX. Mr. Slaughter was a native of Bastrop, LA; a resident of Redfield, for the past month and a half and a former resident of Hamburg, AR, Modesto, CA, Livermore, CA and Manteca, CA. He was a supervisor for Energy Maintenance Service and a member of the Martinville Baptist Church in Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his father, Buddy Slaughter; a brother, Ricky Addington & his maternal grandparents, Fred & Rita Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Slaughter; a son, Mark Slaughter; three daughters, Sarah Slaughter, Jamie Zetterholm and Amanda Zetterholm, all of Redfield; his mother & step-father, Francis & Doyle Kelley of Hamburg; three brothers, Richard Addington of Snyder, Doyle Kelley, Jr. of Jonesboro, and Tim Kelley of Crossett; a sister, Anne Nason of West Memphis; a half-brother, Randy Slaughter of Magnolia; two half-sisters, Kathy Slaughter & Debbie Shockley both of Springhill; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Joel Meredith officiating. Pallbearers were Jamie Vail, Richard Addington, Jr., Jason Bohler, Michael Johnson, Roger Smith, Allen Adams, Tyman Allison and Clarence Kelley. Interment followed services in the Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Slaughter Family, 2810 Brittany Road, Redfield, AR 72132.

Lois Anna Vail

Lois Anna Vail, 94, of Spring Hill, Kansas, died Sunday, January 6, 2002, at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. Born August 30, 1907, in Hamburg, she lived most of her life in Hamburg, except for a year when she lived in Greenville, MS. In 1960, she moved to Merriman, Kansas, and after living a short time back in Arkansas, she moved to Spring Hill, Kansas, in 1983 to be close to her children. She was a homemaker and had owned a caf‚ in Hamburg and also worked at Sharon Lane Nursing Home for several years before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. The daughter of the late Barney Payton and Mae Sheiron Roberts, she married Jessie Lee Vail on February 24, 1923, in Hamburg, and he died in 1963. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, two daughters, Mattie Ruth Vail and Sybil Ann Adams; five brothers, Louie, Barney P., Garner, and Archie Roberts and Clinton Roberts Bates; and one sister, Ethel Roberts Bradshaw.

Lois enjoyed traveling, being with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed making quilts, gardening, cooking big meals for her family and being with her many neighbors and friends.

Survivors include three sons, Earl L. Vail of Sterlington, LA, Tracy M. Vail of Belton, MO, and Raymond L. Vail of Arma, KS; two daughters, Thelma L. White of Olathe, KS, and Geneva J. Page of Spring Hill, KS: 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, in the Bruce Funeral Home in Spring Hill, KS, with Rev. James Mize officiating. Burial will follow grave-side services at the Promise Land Cemetery on Thursday, January 10, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tracy Ferris officiating and local arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646.

January 2

Mr. Shaun Udell Chadwick

Mr. Shaun Udell Chadwick, 21, of Hamburg died Tuesday, December 25, 2001, in Monroe, LA. A a native of Monroe, LA and a lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a pipefitter's helper and a member of the Woodberry Baptist Church in Hampton. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bryan Blain Chadwick, in 1988; his paternal grandfather, Udell Chadwick; and his maternal grandparents, Clyde & Fedridge Boyett.

He is survived by his parents, Max & Sandra Boyett Chadwick; three brothers, Stephan Chadwick and wife Mary Ann, Melvin & Chad Chadwick; a sister, Sissy Chadwick; his paternal grandmother, Gwen Chadwick, all of Hamburg; a nephew, Blake Chadwick and two nieces, Tiffany & Mikayla Chadwick.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, December 30, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Mike Titsworth & Rev. Edward Gullege officiating. Pallbearers were to be Terry & David Holland, Wesley Withers, Chris Rotten, Brock Wells & Melvin Chadwick. Honorary pallbearers were to be Roger Chavis, Jim Stephenson, Allen Holland, Jose Zendejas, Bubba Atkins & Bubbie Mashburn. Interment was to follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery.

Rev. Cloy E. Chapman

Rev. Cloy E. Chapman, 69, of Minden, LA, died Saturday, December 22, 2001, in Minden. He was born in Hamburg and attended the Missionary Baptist Seminary, serving for 42 years in the ministry. Rev. Chapman was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar E. and Odiest Odell Chapman; two infant daughters, Rosalyn Carol and Wanda Jean Chapman; and three brothers, John, Albert and Roy Chapman.

Survivors include his wife, Opal E. Chapman of Minden, LA; a son, R. Dwayne Chapman and wife Pam of Minden; two grandsons, Jacob Dwayne and Travis Kyle Chapman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 23, in the Rose-Neath Funeral Home chapel in Minden with Rev. Richard Methvin officiating, assisted by Revs. Don McCormick and Jim Crain. Burial followed services at the Whispering Pines Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Eastside Missionary Baptist Church building fund.

Miss Patricia Ann "Prissy" Clark

Miss Patricia Ann "Prissy" Clark, 52, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at the Bradley County Medical Center in Warren. Miss Clark was a native of Monticello and a life long resident of the Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center in Warren.

She is survived by her parents, Jimmy & Dorothy Kelley Clark of Hamburg; three sisters, Sandra Morton and husband Dickey of Hamburg, Susan Jasay and husband Mike of Lake Village, and Kelley Jo Miles and husband Joe of Monticello; and nieces and nephews Joseph, Jonathan, Julie & James Morton, Anna Jasay, and Jodi & Joey Miles.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 27, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Dickie Morton, Michael Jasay, Joe Miles, Joseph Morton, Jonathan Morton & Jimmy Kelley. Interment will be in the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. James Edward "Jimmy" Ginnett, Jr.

Mr. James Edward (Jimmy) Ginnett, Jr., 29, of Hamburg died Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mr. Ginnett was a native of Little Rock; a resident of Hamburg for the past several years and a former resident of Shreveport, LA. He was a member of the Westside Assembly of God in El Dorado.

He is survived by his parents, James & Patricia Guthrie Ginnett of Hamburg; a sister, Lisa White of Cliffton, TN; his maternal grandparents, Z.L. & June Guthrie of El Dorado; two nieces, Hollie Hinson and Genny White; and several aunts, uncles & cousins.

Funeral services were at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 27, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Bill Elton officiating. It was Jimmy's request that his body be cremated.

Mrs. Ethel Mae Howie

Mrs. Ethel Mae Howie, 84, of McGehee, died Sunday, December 23, 2001, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Howie was a native of Fountain Hill; a resident of McGehee since 1968 and had lived in the Mount Pleasant community east of Hamburg for many years. A homemaker and a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Howie in 1967; two sons, Roy Chester Howie in 1973 and John Dewitt Howie in 2001; her parents, John & Paralee Kelley Pruitt; two sisters, Noba Lee Howie & Margaret Burchfield and a brother, J.C. Pruitt.

She is survived by a daughter, Alice Faye Howie Deaton of McGehee; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, December 28, in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Sanders Brooks & B. K. Harris officiating. Pallbearers were Don Brooks, Bobby, Howard Foster, Franklin & Rodney Ricks & Robert Howell. Interment followed services at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Howard Foster, PO Box 217, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Harold Jarvis

Harold Jarvis, age 79, of Crossett died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born on June 8, 1922, in Milo, to Charles and Minnie Lou Willis Jarvis, he was an U. S. Army veteran of WW II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He received two bronze stars and a good-conduct medal in addition to several other service ribbons and badges.

Mr. Jarvis was the owner and founder in 1964 of Harold Jarvis Insurance and Real Estate Agency of Crossett. He was a past president of the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce. He was also founder and past president of the Crossett Kiwanis Club and a member of the board of directors of First State Bank of Crossett. Mr. Jarvis was a member of the Independent Insurance Agents, the Professional Insurance Agents, and the Southeast Arkansas Board of Realtors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and the Crossett Masonic Lodge 576 as a 33rd Degree Mason. Mr. Jarvis enjoyed farming and always raised a large garden on his farm at Fountain Hill, Ark. Mr. Jarvis was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Wells Jarvis.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" Jarvis of Crossett; three daughters, Beverly Sue Jarvis English and husband Jere of Little Rock, Brenda Gail Jarvis of Chicago, IL, and Mitzi Harris and husband Chuck of Wylie, Texas; six grandchildren, Cory, Mason and Molly English, and Frederick, Chloe and Joseph Harris; and two cousins — Hattie Mae Castleberry of Crossett, and Marie Jarvis Adams of Bastrop, La.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Cummings, Doug Thurman, Lamar Gammel, Freddie Martin, Bobby Martin, Jessie Harrison and Jimmy Launius. Honorary pallbearers were Forrest Webb, Sammy Burgess, Sonny Anthony, Billy Bell, Richard Earl Griffin, Gary Draper and James Hamilton. Interment followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Health Foundation.

Hercheleen Lillie Johnson

Herscheleen Lillie Johnson, 57, of Crossett died Saturday, December 22, 2001, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born January 13, 1944, in Crossett to Herschel and Lillie Evans Johnson, she was a Baptist.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, Doyle Scarlett of Crossett, and several nieces and nephews.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 23, in the Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Roy Craig officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

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