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June 26

Samuel Clarence Ferrell

Samuel Clarence Ferrell, 72, of Crossett died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born September 5, 1929, in Vick to Samuel Fred and Allie Catherine Lowry Ferrell, he was a founding member of North Crossett Utilities and later served as chairman. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by one sister, Eva Ferrell Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Narvie Ferrell; one son, Mark Ferrell of Crossett; and one granddaughter, Aja Ferrell of Crossett.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. L.H. McCollough officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Mark Ferrell, Mike Fulgham, Floyd Brown, Royce Cabbiness, Steve Pogue and Charles Sims.

Lula Mae Lemon

Lula Mae Lemon, 55, of Wilmot died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a lifelong resident of Wilmot, a former CNA and a member of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Lemon; one son, Leroy Lemon; two grandsons, Calvin Lemon III and Keshon Parker; her parents, James and Emma Lewis McPherson; and one sister, Claire Mae McPherson.

Survivors include three sons, Calvin Lemon of Dermott and Lloyd Lindsey and Darren Brooks, both of Little Rock; three sisters, Sarah Smith and Lakesha Lemon, both of Wilmot, and Linda Lemon of Portland; three brothers, Willie J. McPherson of Little Rock, Ray Cunningham of Pine Bluff and Charles McPherson of Wilmington, DE; five sisters, Mattie Gibson, Emma Curenton and Willie Mathis, all of Little Rock, Fannie Davis of Garland, TX and Nettie Brown of Crossett; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Wilmot with the Rev. W.L. Plummer officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Burial will be at Jim Smith Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marcus Johnson, Greg Walker, Charles Raino, Curtis Hillard, Larry Sherrer and Andrew Metcalf.

Maxine White Martin

Maxine White Martin, 78, of Hamburg died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Crossett and a resident of Hamburg since 1958, she was the cafeteria manager at Portis Elementary School and the Hamburg High School. She retired in 1988 after 22 years of service. She was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil White, in 1993; parents, Abe F. and Eula Maude Higginbotham Johnson; three brothers, Abe Johnson Jr., Lovell Johnson and Aubrey Carl Johnson; one sister, Eloise Clark; and one step-son, Phillip Martin.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald Martin; one son, Wiley Cecil White Jr. and wife Sue of Junction City; one daughter, Linda Hickman and husband Teddy of Hamburg; one brother, Larry W. Johnson of Crossett; one sister, Robbie Corker of Peel; one step-daughter, Becky Brookshire and husband John of Mexico City, Mexico; one step-daughter-in-law, Shelia Martin of Auburn, AL; six grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for Wednesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Joey Meredith, Clyde Mitchell and Orville Clark officiating. Burial was to follow services at Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers are to be Barry White, Todd Hickman, Brent Johnson, Darren Johnson, Rusty Savage and Doyle Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers are to be Houston Hart, Danny Roberts, Harry Davey, Dwayne Fulgham, Billy Stell, Johnny Foster, Kenneth Edwards and the Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Calvary Faith Promise Fund, c/o Rev. Joey Meredith, 1310 North Cherry, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Naomi Lee Rowe Pennington

Naomi Lee Rowe Pennington, 81, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at her home. Born in Crossett July 17, 1920, to Lannie and Ora Lee Childs Rowe, she was a homemaker and former store owner. Mrs. Pennington was an active member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church for 62 years, taught Sunday School for 45 years, and was active in the choir and Vacation Bible School. She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, John Evans; two stepmothers, Cassie Kellum and Hazel Jenkins; one brother, L. V. Rowe; and a sister, Marie Rowe.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Lloyd Pennington; one daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Jack Green; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Sue Pennington, all of Crossett; two grandsons and seven granddaughters; 18 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, William H. Rowe of Crossett and Bobby Rowe of Monroe, LA; one sister, Geneva Wilson of Heber Springs, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, in the North Crossett First Baptist Church with Rev. Robin Allen, Eddie Goodson and Kenneth Pack officiating. Pallbearers were Marvin Spurlock, James Ward, Dewey Ward, Ronnie Rickman, Denon Cagle and Gail Anders. Honorary pallbearers were Lamar Hill, Chester Anders, Zeph Sisson, T. M. Bays and Bill Lochala. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials are requested to the North Crossett First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Calvin Smith

Calvin Smith, 69, of Lake Village died Wednesday, June 19, 2002. A retired equipment operator and a Baptist, he was born August 12, 1932, in Jerome, the son of Jim and Willie Mae Cockrell Smith.

Survivors include four sons, Lynn Smith of Jackson, MS, Robert Smith of Carrollton, MS, Doug Smith of Greenwood, MS and Jimmy Smith Moorehead of Greenville, MS; three daughters, Brenda Adcock of Madison, MS, Sylvia Johnson of Cauldon, MS and Catherine Westbrook of Stigler, OK; a special daughter, Charlotte Pace of Lake Village; one sister, Nell Brady of Lake Village; 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were held Friday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at Union Cemetery near Montrose with the Rev. Sanders Brooks officiating. Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village was in charge of arrangements.

Johnny J. Smith

Johnny J. Smith, 79, of Camden died Monday, June 17, 2002. A retired equipment mechanic and a member of the Pentecostal Church, he was born March 1, 1923, in Arkansas City to the late Jim and Willie Mae Cockrell Smith. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Smith.

Survivors include three sons, Perry Smith of Camden, Johnny James Smith, Jr., of Farmington, NM, and Robert Smith of Sheridan; a daughter Lillie Harmon Brown of Locust Bayou; two brothers, Calvin Smith of Lake Village and David Smith of Russellville; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces of nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village. Burial followed services at the Union Cemetery near Montrose.

June 19

James Luther Adams

James Luther Adams, 64, Crossett, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare of Crossett. He was born February 27, 1938, in Hamburg to Luther and Hattie Mae Pollock Adams. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Adams; one granddaughter, Betty Ann McNeice; three brothers, Lewis, Glen and Clifton Adams; and one sister, Virginia Ann Adams.

Survivors include three sons, Doyle Coody of Crossett, Kenny Wayne Coody of Huttig and Willie Earl Pollock of Bastrop, LA; one daughter, Helen McNeice of Crossett; four brothers, W.T. Adams of Crossett and Carl Adams, Richard Lee Adams and Birdie Adams, all of Hamburg; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at Pine Forrest Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy Craig and Donnie DuBose officiating. Burial was to follow services at Tillou Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were to be Michael Adams, Brian Adams, Allen Adams, John Haynes, Earl Pollock and Dustin Smith.

Mr. Dempsey R. McDonald

Mr. Dempsey R. "Doffie" McDonald, 78, of Hamburg, died Friday, June 14, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, La. A native and life-long resident of Hamburg and a veteran of the United States Army, he was a member of the first forestry class at UAM and completed his degree at the University of Florida in 1949. He then returned to Hamburg where he worked as a forester for the Crossett Company and Georgia Pacific Corporation for 38 years, retiring in 1987. A member of the First Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Susan Grizzle McDonald, four sisters and five brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alyce McClerkin McDonald; three sons, Randy McDonald and wife Shirley of Monticello, Jack McDonald and wife Debbie, and James McDonald and wife Freida; one daughter, Susan McDonald Stanley and husband Mike, all of Hamburg; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and three very special friends, Madie Smith, Jack and Juanita Marks, all of Monticello.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were O. L. Darling, Richard Williams, Charlie Farmer, Joe Mack Sullivan, Willard Noble and Keith Ladd. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Carl Locke Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 352, Hamburg, Ark. 71646; or the Promise Land Cemetery, c/o Mrs. JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashley 131, Hamburg, Ark. 71646; or the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 S. Main, Hamburg, Ark. 71646.

Zelma A. McDonald

Zelma A. McDonald, 87, of Crossett died Thursday, June 13, 2002 at Beverly Healthcare of Crossett. She was born in Harrisonburg, LA, April 4, 1915, to Dan and Victoria Reeves Alexander. Mrs. McDonald was a homemaker and a charter member of Meridian Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.C. McDonald.

Survivors include one son, Clyde McDonald of Lake Village; one daughter, Mary Ann Davis and husband Frank of Crossett; four brothers, Daniel Alexander of Harrisonburg, Nolan Alexander of Ferriday, La., J.R. Alexander of Sicily Island, LA and Billy Wayne Alexander of Walker, LA; one sister, Inez Bertant of Sugarhill, GA; five grandchildren, Karen Robinson of Chattanooga, TN, Janet Pack, Chris Davis and Kenneth McDonald, all of Crossett, and Paul Davis of El Dorado; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at Meridian Baptist Church with the Revs. Glen Robertson, Ricky Pack and Jim Taylor officiating. Burial was at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Paul Davis, Chris Davis, Ken McDonald and Jeremy McDaniel.

Judy Dean Vining

Judy Dean Vining, 55, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 14, 2002, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born June 15, 1946, in Portland to Joe Dave and Mary Peoples Robinson, she was a homemaker and member of First Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Charles L. Vining; one son, Charles A. Vining of Little Rock; one daughter, Tammy Joe Murphy and husband Patrick of Crossett; mother, Mary Breedlove of Crossett; four sisters, Georgia Cooper, Betty Mills and Mary Wilson, all of Crossett, and Jane Ward of Bastrop, LA; one brother, Simon Robinson of Crossett; and three grandchildren, Justin Murphy, Jason Murphy and Jessica Murphy, all of Crossett.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer with Jerry Grant officiating. Burial was at Portland Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were Joe Wilson, L.C. "Corky" Cooper III, Greg Cooper, Mike Mills, Gerry Mills, Stacy Moran and Justin Murphy.

June 12

Letha Brown Glennon

Letha Brown Glennon, 84, of Crossett died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at her residence. Born December 28, 1917, in Bradley County to Willie Andrew and Nellie Cox Brown she was preceded in death by her husband, Terrell Glennon.

Survivors include one son, Doyle M. Glennon of Hermitage; one daughter, Dianne Cochran of Crossett; two sisters, Clair Higgerson and Gertie McCarty of Monticello; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were held Monday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at Sixteenth Cemetery in Drew County with the Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Ricky Glennon, Bodie Glennon, Bubba (Wilton) Glennon, Lamar Butler, Van Brown and Willie Brown.

Alta Graves

Alta Graves, 82, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care. Born December 31, 1919, in Lake Village to Pasquale and Mary Fiscialetti Georgine, she was a member of the First Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer B. Graves, two sisters and one brother.

Survivors include two daughters, Nell Martin and Margie Jones of Crossett; one brother, Gene Georgine of Belton, MO; two sisters, Elizabeth Smith of Raytown, MO and Cecilia LaFleur of Hayward, CA; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at the First Assembly of God with Bro. Bob Perry officiating. Pallbearers were Jesse Walthall, Richard Jones, Marty Jones, Kevin Martin, Robert Estelle and Lance Estelle. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Janet Hunter Harris

Funeral services for Janet Hunter Harris, 75, of Huntsville, Texas, were held Thursday, June 6, 2002, at noon in Cashner Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Frazier officiating. Burial was at Garden Park Cemetery under the direction of Cashner Funeral Home of Conroe, Texas. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Sharon Cook and Jan Harris, a son, Mike Harris; her parents, John L. and Vesta Stanley Hunter; a brother and three sisters. Mrs. Harris died Tuesday, June 4, in Conroe. She was born October 3, 1926, in Fountain Hill.

Survivors include her husband, Winfred Harris; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Harry Moyer of Hamburg and Dianne and Bill Cannan of Huntsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Reggie and Sandy Starling of Dayton, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Amy Harris of Sperry, Iowa; one sister, Johnnie Mae Nichols of Birmingham, AL; a sister-in-law, Betty Sue Hunter of Columbus, S.C.; grandchildren, Wesley Jones, Kathy Wells, Teresa Cody, Troy Lohr, Sara Starling, Heather Alexander, Ricky Hughes, Mike Harris Jr., Tamera Martin, Robert Harris, Bill Cannan, Charlotte Cannan and Amy Cannan; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Norwood, Mike Harris Jr., Rodney Cody, Troy Lohr, Ricky Hughes and Charlotte Cannon.

Nettie York Mahfouz

Nettie York Hamilton Mahfouz, 93, of Hamburg died Monday, June 10, 2002 at Ashley County Medical Center. A resident of Hamburg for the past 20 years and a former resident of Crossett, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Louis Hamilton and Abe Mahfouz; one son, Euel Hamilton; and one daughter, Christine H. Darrow.

Survivors include one daughter, Ouida Hart of Hamburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was planned for Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Hamburg with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. At Mrs. Mahfouz's request, her body was donated to medical science.

Myrtis Hill Patrick

Myrtis Hill Patrick, 100, of Crossett died Monday, June 10, 2002 at her residence. Born June 9, 1902, to William and Sally Raspberry Hill near Hamburg, she was a homemaker, an avid gardener and a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church for 52 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Lavern Spikes and husband, Hanks, and Betty Dodson and husband, Rex, of Crossett; four grandchildren, Beverly Moseley, Pam Spikes, Sherri Hicks and Steve Dodson; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Justice officiating. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were to be Bill Clanton, Harold Mann, Steve Dodson, Ray Laskey, Dewayne Willis, William Coleman and Kevin Hicks. Honorary pallbearers were to be J.B. Kelley, Eddie Payne, Billy Miller and Bob Sivils.

H. T. Reep

H.T. Reep, 81, of Warren died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Wagnon Place Nursing Home in Warren. Born September 11, 1920, in Bradley County, a son of the late Houston T. Reep and Emma James Reep, he was a retired lumber inspector for the Bradley Lumber Co. and Potlatch Corp. with 20 years of service, a retired service station operator, retired self-employed railroad tie mill operator, former owner/operator of Reep Sand & Gravel, and a former contractor with Robbins Hardwood Flooring. H.T. served in the U.S. Army during World War II, with M. Company 159th Infantry as a staff sergeant in Okinawa and Alaska, was a member of Warren Lions Club and was a 20-year volunteer firefighter with the Warren Fire Department. Also preceding him in death were brothers Roy Reep and Alvin Reep, and a sister, Verna Johnson. Survivors are his wife, Regina Pennington Reep, whom he married December 7, 1946; two sons, Johnny Reep of Little Rock and Randy Reep of Strong; one daughter, Regina "Genie" Reep Kersten of Hamburg; two sisters, Carrie Bea Roberts of San Diego, Calif., and Aileen Bryant of Warren; five grandchildren, Jodey Reep of El Dorado, Jeremy Reep of Warren, Brandi Kersten of Hamburg, Casey Reep of Little Rock and Kari Reep of Malvern; and one great-grandchild, McKenzie Reep of El Dorado.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Frazer's Funeral Home chapel in Warren with burial following services at the Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers were T. Roy Reep, T. C. Ashcraft, W. A. Kimbrell, Kenneth Thompson, Rayburn Taylor and Mike Lathan. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Lathan, Herk Williams, Fowler Davis, Luther James, Claude McKinney, Bill Abernathy, Clint Huey, Sam Fullerton, Pete Godwin, Buddy Hollingsworth, Matthew Pennington, Albert Reynolds and Thomas Peek. Memorials preferred to the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial, P.O. Box 56470, Little Rock, Ark. 72215.

Mr. A. P. Simms, Jr.

Mr. A. P. Simms, Jr., 79, of Wilmot died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native and lifelong resident of Wilmot, he was a farmer and retired from the Texas Gas Corporation in 1982 after 35 years of service. A member of the Wilmot Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his parents, A. P. Sr., and Minnie Morris Simms, a brother, Jessie M. Simms, and a sister, Margaret Ballew.

Survivors include two sons, Danny and Jerry Simms; a daughter, Lillette Smith, all of Wilmot; ten grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Wilmot Baptist Church with Rev. Philip Bowles officiating. Pallbearers were Richard and Brandon Smith, Josh, Jeremiah and Pat Simms, Jerry Atwood, Lee Johnson, Ethan Breland and Justin Gourley. Honorary pallbearers were the men of the church. Burial followed services at the Dry Bayou Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Dry Bayou Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Polly Wolf, 138 Ashley Road 378, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Wilber J. Smith

Wilber J. Smith, 75, of Bastrop, LA, formerly of Lake Village, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the North Monroe, LA, Hospital. He was a retired mechanic, a World War II U. S. Navy veterans and a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. Born July 7, 1926, in Arkansas City to the late Jim and Willie Mae Smith, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Capers Smith; two brothers, Ray and Tommy Smith, and a sister, Effie Watson.

Survivors include two sons, Jesse L. Smith of Hamburg and Thomas Smith of Lake Village; four daughters, Sandra A. Freeman of Lake Village, Jeannie McGowin of Bastrop, LA, and Martha Hensley and Mary Shaver of Crossett; three brothers, Johnny Smith of Camden, Calvin Smith of Lake Village and David Smith of Russellville; a sister, Nell Brady of Lake Village; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village. Grave-side services were at 3:30 p.m. at the Bartholomew Cemetery near Jones, LA.

June 5

Christine Braswell

Christine Braswell, 80, of Crossett died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Oak Woods Nursing Home in Mer Rouge, La. Born May 24, 1922 to William Wiley and Katherine Dees Wilson she was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by five sisters, one brother, a granddaughter, Fatima Parham, and her husband, Hairam "Son" Braswell.

Survivors include two sons, Casey Braswell of Graham, Texas, and Stormy Braswell of Crossett; four daughters, Willie K. Rials of Wisner, La., Dixie Coleman and Sue Pennington of Crossett, and Dorothy Braswell of Bastrop, La.; one brother, Paul Wilson of Tupelo, Miss.; 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Hackler officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Bill Spyker, Gene Braswell, Eddie Goodson, Herman Rials, Dennis Rials, Dave Henry, Chris Watkins and Jeff Pennington.

Jack Robert Dodson

Jack Robert Dodson, 75, of Crossett died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his residence. He was a U.S. Army veteran and former minister of First Freewill Baptist Church. He was born May 15, 1917 to William Franklin and Laura Elizabeth Huddelston Dodson.

Survivors include his wife, Erma Marie Dodson; one son, Wayne Dodson of Crossett; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 2, at 4 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. John Reed officiating. Burial was at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Tommy Hollis, Ronnie Rodgers, Keith Barnett, J.B. Bowman, Elzie Barnett, Tom Brown and Andrew Wallace

Peggy Joyce Fuller

Peggy Joyce "Super Granny" Fuller, 74, of Hamburg died Thursday, May 30, at Ashley County Medical Center. She was a native of Beaumont, Texas, was a resident of Castell, Texas for 20 years and had been a resident of Hamburg for the past 10 months. She was a retired supervisor for Owens-Corning Fiberglass and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Fuller; a son, Jerry Lee Fuller; a sister, Rayburn Wagoner; and her parents, George and Norine Carter Geldard.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Streeter of Hamburg and Amy Hanna of Hunstville, Texas; one brother, George Geldard Jr. of Longview, Texas; one sister, Betty Lou Androse of Beaumont; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Fuller's remains were created. A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Hamburg. Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements.

Jadacus Ahmad Hodges

Jadacus Ahmad Hodges, the three-month-old son of Karonda Hodges and Cornelius Dawson of Crossett, died Monday, May 27, 2002. He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Willie Hodges.

Survivors in addition to the parents are two brothers, Wendell Martin and Shamar Hodges; a sister, Daisha Hodges; his maternal grandmother, Katherine Hodges; paternal grandparents Rose Dawson and Walter Jordan; maternal great-grandmothers Laverne Simpson and Ruby Gaston, all of Crossett, and Mavie Avant of Richmond, CA, and his paternal great-grandmother, Rosie B. Bouie of Crossett.

Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Westview Cemetery with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Robert Charles Kirchenbauer

Robert Charles Kirchenbauer, 78, of San Antonio, TX, died Monday, May 27, 2002. Born in Kansas City, MO, on October 8, 1923, he grew up and attended school in Ponca City, OK. He was a petty officer second class in the U. S. Navy in World War II and an electrician. He married Marie Anna Linse on March 9, 1952, and they lived in San Antonio for over 49 years. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Melinda Kirchenbauer.

Survivors include his wife of 49 ½ years, Marie Anna Kirchenbaurer; three sons, Robert Richard Kirchenbauer of California, James Ernest Kirchenbauer of Nevada and Marvin Kirchenbauer of San Antonio; three daughters and their husbands, Leanne K. and Dale Neidig of Ponca City, OK, Theresa L. and Tom Breedlove of Hamburg and Mary Alice and David Meza of San Antonio; ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a sister, Alice McNew; and a sister-in-law, Katherine Kirchenbauer, both of Ponca City.

Services were held at the LaPaz Funeral Home on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m.

Sally Lou McNabb

Sally Lou McNabb, 89, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Beverly Healthcare of Crossett. She was born in Marsdin November 17, 1912 to Joseph Chesley and Jodie Gorman Johnson. She was a homemaker and member of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Lou Culbreath of El Dorado; one brother, Bill Johnson of Lake Jackson, Texas; three sisters, Jimmie Brown of Crossett and Opal Johnson and Merle Harrod, both of Hermitage; two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. at Beech Street Baptist Church. Burial followed services at the Marsdin Cemetery in Bradley County under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.Pallbearers were Brian Culbreath, Randall Culbreath, James Johnson, Pete Johnson, Acie Johnson and Tony Adcock. Honorary pallbearers were Jaime Crabtree and Billy Smith.

Mary Walker

Mary Walker, 76, of the White Station community near Crossett died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was a resident of St. Louis for 47 years, a resident of Crossett for the past four years and a retired elevator operator. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Walker; her parents, Henry and Suzanna Cromwell Childress; two brothers, Henry and Vernon Childress; and one sister, Ursie Mae Hawkins.

Survivors include one brother, John Childress of Crossett; and one sister, Lorene Tucker of Crossett.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at Ryles Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Jesse Radford officiating. Burial was to follow services at Ryles Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg and with nephews serving as pallbearers.

May 29

Vaughn Pistole

Vaughn Pistole, 91, of Crossett died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born November 8, 1910, in Hamburg to William Dunn and Lena Brymer Pistole, he was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, a water treatment plant operator for Georgia-Pacific and an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. A long time member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Crossett, he was also a member of the AARP.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Pistole of Crossett; one son, Don Pistole of Crossett; two stepsons, Rich Anthoni of Pine Bluff and Bob Anthoni of New Jersey; three daughters, Louise Spurlin of Berryville, Bobbie Reynolds of Crossett and Nancy Morton of Little Rock; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Lakewood Cemetery with Larry White and Allen Morton officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

The family requests memorials to the First Baptist Church of Crossett, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

May 22

Berty M. Carter

Berty M. Carter, 78, of Crossett died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born December 7, 1923, to Benjamin Franklin and Velma Elizabeth Summers Reeme in Mist, she was a homemaker and a member of the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Shannon Annette Carter; a daughter, Carolyn Jean Carter; and her husband, George Clinton Carter, Sr.

Survivors include four sons, George Carter, Jr., Bobby Frank Carter and Michael Glenn Carter, all of Crossett, and Jerry Wayne Carter of Springhill, LA; one daughter, Peggy Henderson of Crossett; two brothers, Gail Reeme of Haughton, LA, and Houston Reeme of Fordyce; two sisters, Betty June McKitrick of Edison, OH, and Frances Brown of Rison; 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Albert Brown officiating. Pallbearers were to be Kevin Reeme, Clarence Reeme, Jr., Johnny Reeme, Sandy Wofford, Mike White and Milton Fitzgerald. Burial was to follow services at the Carter Cemetery.

Stephen Edward Crouch

Stephen Edward Crouch, 36, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 15, 2002. Born August 25, 1965, in Crossett to Edward and Shirley Christine Kellums Crouch, he was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Land; and one sister, Tressie Crouch. Mr. Crouch was an inside account manager for U.S. Flow Piping and Equipment.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Crouch; two sons, Tyler Crouch and Austin Crouch, all of Crossett; his step-father, Allen Land of Bastrop, La.; parents, Ed and Judy Crouch of Hamburg; two brothers, David Crouch of Columbus, OH and Mark Crouch of Elberta, AL; one stepbrother, Tom Chenowith of Little Rock; one stepsister, Brenda Frisby of Little Rock; and a host of nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett and Jim Taylor and Bob Lonadier officiating. Burial was at Lick Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lewis Melanson, David Grant, Brian Thomas, Bobby Harville, Ralph Miles, David Porter and Bobby Sellers.

Betty Ruth Martin

Betty Ruth Martin, 53, of Lake Village died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs. Born March 30, 1949, in Hampton to the late Garland Wesley Lambert and Minnie Pauline Haynes Lambert, she was a homemaker and a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Wesley Lambert and David Andrew Lambert.

Survivors include her husband, David Martin of Lake Village; two sons, Jerry Wayne Summerland of Mazon, IL, and Joseph Ray Mitchell of Crossett; three stepsons, David Earl, Russell Earl and Lonnie Earl Martin, all of Crossett; six daughters, Belinda Ann Harr, Brenda Jean Dooley and Betty Jo Summerland, all of Mazon, IL,, Barbara Rayna Savage of Crossett, Elizabeth Jenkins and Kaylee Martin of Lake Village; a stepdaughter, Tammie Patterson of Fordyce; a brother, Carl Wesley Lambert of Calion; two sisters, Carolyn Watt of Lake Village and Polly Deal of Crossett; and 20 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Rolf Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Kenneth Watt officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Cemetery, directed by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

May 15

Mr. Robert Earl Bush

Mr. Robert Earl Bush, 71, of Crossett died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born August 10, 1930, in Tenaha, TX, and was retired from the Georgia-Pacific board mill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Joan Bush; a daughter, April Bush; his parents, Robert Short and Pearl Samford Bush; and two brothers, Nayron and Thayron Bush.

Survivors include a son, James Bush of Colorado; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jerry Quimby of Strong, Debbie and Phillip Morgan of Crossett and Laura and Dennis Kelley of Memphis, TN; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and special pals Tiger and Brownie.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Marlene Degges

Marlene Degges, 65, of Crossett died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Born July 24, 1936, in Mangham LA, to Lester Lee and Ollie Crawford Sharbono, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Harnel Degges.

Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Elliott and husband John of Crossett, Vicki Coulter and husband Keith of McAlester, OK, and Lela Broussard and husband Mike of Houston, TX; her mother, Ollie Sharbono of Rayville, LA; one brother, Sammy Sharbono and wife Sarah of Rayville, LA, and five grandchildren, Lee and Leslie Elliott of North Carolina, Nathan and Jacob Coulter of McAlester, OK, and Henry Broussard of Houston, TX.

Grave-side services were at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Bro. Larry White officiating, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Adell Finley

Mrs. Adelle Finley, 82, of Hamburg died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. A native of Ashley County; a resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg for the past 24 years and a former resident of Crossett, she worked at Boyd's Dress Shop in Crossett for many years. A a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Finley in 1995; her parents, Thomas & Maude Horn Peters; and a sister, Marguerite Harrison.

She is survived by a son, Jerry Finley of Crossett; a daughter, Kay Deckelman of Hamburg; two brothers, Chesley Peters of Crossett & Richard Peters of Farmington; and four grandchildren, Valerie Dark of La Place, LA, Melanie Deckelman of Hamburg, Paul Finley of Pineville, LA & Steve Finley of Castro Valley, CA.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, May 13, at the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Dale Crumby & Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Lane Culp, Danny Rice, Kevin Dark, David Peters, Steve & Paul Finley. Burial will followed services at the Pinewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church, 316 Ashley 467, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Woodrow M. Jasay

Woodrow M. Jasay, 70, of Lake Village died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. Born April 8, 1932, to the late Louis and Minnie Jasay, he was a lifetime carpenter and maintenance man, an U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Vince and Louis Jasay, and a sister, Lena Jasay.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Jasay and wife Susan of Lake Village and Kenneth Jasay and wife Lisa of Lousville, KY; two daughters, Suzanne Howell and husband Larry and Diana Morphis and husband Wade, all of Lake Village; two brothers, Marion Jasay of Lake Village and Willie Jasay of Monticello; a sister, Velma Cloud of Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Rev. Ronnie Garrett officiating. Burial followed services at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Mrs. Imogene Morris Johnson

Mrs. Imogene Morris Johnson, 85, of Hamburg died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. H. (Gus) Johnson in 1992; a son, Morris Johnson in 1995; her parents, William E. & Bertle Tomure Morris; a brother, Ashford Morris and two sisters, Lorene Palmer & Leverne Byrd.

She is survived by two sons, Jimmy L. Johnson of Hamburg and Aubrey Johnson of Mt. Ida; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, May 10, in the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Stanley Creasey & Joseph Pemberton officiating. Pallbearers were Rusty, Randy, Richie, Kirk & Gus Johnson and John Harden. Burial followed services at the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 3331 Hwy 425 South, Hamburg, AR or to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 S. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Mary Reavie Kinnaird

Mrs. Mary Reavie Kinnaird, 93, of Hamburg died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native and lifelong resident of the Extra Community south of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Extra United Methodist Church for over 70 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Easter Kinnaird, in 1981; two children, Bonnie Dean & Charles Edward Kinnaird; her parents, Iverson & Sarah Carter Holland; three brothers, four sisters, two sons-in-law, Fred Summerland & Horace Pollock and a daughter-in-law, Lou Kinnaird.

She is survived by three sons, R. E. Kinnaird and wife Joyce, Tom I. Kinnaird and wife Nellie, & Larry Kinnaird and wife Emmie, all of Hamburg; five daughters, Billie Jean Doles and husband Bill of Bonita, LA, Sarah Cruce and husband Dub, Rachel Summerland, Faye Hunter and husband Carl, and Ann Austin and husband James, all of Hamburg; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and three special grandchildren, Angela, Kenneth & Steven Jeffers.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Extra United Methodist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin & Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Steven & Kenneth Jeffers, Drew Shields & Andy Riels. Burial followed services at the Extra Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Extra Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Katherine Dew, 2026 Ashley Road 76, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Rosie Lee Stanley

Rosie Lee Stanley, 65, of Wilmot, died Monday, May 6, 2002.

Survivors are three sons Gregory Stanley and wife Katie of Little Rock, Jimmy Stanley and wife Carolyn and Dewayne Stanley and wife Wanda, both of Wilmot; four daughters, Mary Payne and husband Michael and Marianne Brown of Little Rock, Rosie Stanley of Wilmot, and Cora Stanley of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Josh Gayles of Bastrop, La., Roosevelt Gayles of East Lansing, Mich., and Willie Lee Gayles of Orange, Texas; five sisters, Eunice Barnes of Pine Bluff, Mattie Lee Stanley of Kansas City, Kan., Oralee Webster and husband John of Aromas, Calif., JoAnn Higgins and husband Johnny and Jewel Gayles of Bastrop, La.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Service were at 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the First Missionary Baptist Church, 428 Church St., Hwy. 165, Wilmot, with arrangements by Dubisson Funeral Home.

May 8

Annie Oree Maxwell Carter

Annie Oree Maxwell Carter, 93, of Crossett died Friday, May 3, 2002, at her residence. Born February 4, 1909, in Crossett to Lin Leonard and Lula Mae Forrest Maxwell, she was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, a homemaker and member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hunter Carter; one daughter, Earlene Carter; and one grandson, Jerrell Stephenson.

Survivors include three sons, William J. Carter and Johnny F. Carter, both of Crossett, and Lester D. Carter of Krum, Texas; three daughters, Magdalene Stephenson, Irene Johnson and Faylene Tucker, all of Crossett; one sister, Ollie Mae Taunton of Crossett; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Johnson officiating. Burial was at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Garry Ray Carter, William Earl Carter, Ron Tucker, Boyett Goodwin, Owen Carpenter and Carlton Ray Carter. Honorary pallbearers were Tracy Carter, Stephen Bartee, Chris Byrd, Eddie Bartee, Michael Carter and Clayton Carter.

Mr. Jesse D. Collins

Mr. Jesse D. Collins, 84, of Hamburg, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Montrose and a resident of the Promise Land community outside of Hamburg for most of his life, he was a retired farmer; an U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member and deacon of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. He was a Mason and a member of the Promise Land Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, T.T. & Dulla Kelley Collins; five brothers & four sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Laverne Kelley Collins; two sons, Larry Collins and wife Nancy and Steve Collins and his wife Ann; a sister, Dorothy Griffith, all of Hamburg; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces & nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Kelly Clark and Kenny Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Griffith, Charles Stell, Ronnie Collins, Keith Ladd, Joe Mack Sullivan & Dewey "Scutter" Kilcrease. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Collins, Glen "Poe" Carpenter, members of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Adult Men's Sunday School Class and the deacons of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Jewel Dean Jackson

Jewel Dean Jackson, 59, of Crossett died Monday, April 30, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Portland but a resident of Crossett for the past 40 years, she was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Jackson; her parents, Louis Pete and Dorothy Carolina Bethune; and three brothers.

Survivors include two sons, Curtis Burns, Jr., and Kenneth Burns of Crossett; three daughters, Delorse Bridges and Linda Burns of Crossett and Pamela Hall of Texarkana, TX; her stepmother, Roberta Bethune of Dermott; four brothers, Leroy Bethune of Pine Bluff, Henry Bethune of Houston, TX, Larry Bethune of Dermott and Ray Bethune of Atlanta, GA; five sisters, Zaddie Marie Cunnings of Little Rock, Linda Payne of Dermott, Lula Algood of Houston, TX, Charity Lee of Oceanside, CA, and Lottie Broussard of Dermott; and twelve grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Reggie Moseby, Patrick Nalls, Troy Jordan, Leotis Marshall, Frank Johnson and James Payne. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, with services directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Eva Land Mrs. Eva Land, 90, of Hamburg died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at her residence. A native of Bradley County, Arkansas; a resident of Hamburg since 1954 and a former resident of the Mount Pleasant community outside Hamburg & Portland, she was a homemaker and a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Effie Outlaw Wolfe; a brother, John Wolfe; and three sisters, Minnie Ferrell, Winnie Coldiron & Linnie Dunn.

She is survived by a son, Carlton E. Land and wife Juanita of Woodbridge, VA; two daughters, Marion Welch and husband Paul of McFarland, CA, and Charlie Mae Wallace and husband Herbert of Hamburg; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Norman Higginbotham, Don Kelley, Norvell Lee Cecil, Bobby Jones, Danny Kirkland & Jo Mack Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Adult Ladies Sunday School Class. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Jane Graves, PO Box 264, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center, PO Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Jessie Miles Jessie Miles, 89, of Crossett, formerly of Milwaukee, WI, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. A native of St. Louis, MO, and a resident of Crossett for the past month, she was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Miles, and her parents, Richard and Sallie Flewelen Miles.

There were no immediate survivors.

Her remains were cremated with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Mrs. Billy King Pierce

Mrs. Billie King Pierce, 70, of Blytheville, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at the Baptist Hospital in Blytheville. A native of Lincoln County, Oklahoma; a resident of Blytheville for the past 20 years and for many years a resident of the Snyder community outside Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Gilbert King Sr., in 1979 & Carlton Pierce in 1989; a son, Kenneth King; her parents, Bill & Veda Mae Rowe Reynolds; two brothers, Jim & Dan Reynolds and two sisters, Ruby Forrest & Evelyn McMahand.

She is survived by two sons, Warren King of Little Rock and Rodger King of Branson, MO; two daughters, Teresa Snively of Tucson, AZ, and Stormy Hendee of Blytheville; two sisters, Ilene Hanard of Newport, and Jessie Mitchell of Forrest City; 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Grave-side funeral services and burial were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, in the Snyder Cemetery with Rev. Lane Amos officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Shirley Ann Shoops Sasser

Shirley Ann Shoops Sasser, 63, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, in a Little Rock hospital. She was a former employee of First National Bank of Crossett and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.B. and Faye DuVall Shoops; and one brother, Richard Shoops.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Sasser; two sons, Scott Sasser and his wife, Donna, and Jason Sasser, all of Crossett; one daughter, Carla Christian and her husband, Bill, of Germantown, Tenn.; three brothers, Winfred Shoops and wife Ruth of Memphis, Tenn., J.W. Shoops and wife Renza of Vicksburg, Miss. and Raymond Shoops and wife June of Rogers; two sisters, Lelia Valandingham and husband Herbert of Sheridan and Imogene McGrew and husband Herbert of Atlanta; one sister-in-law, Jean Shoops of Yazoo City, Miss.; five granddaughters and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Brown officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Harold Farmer, Cleveland Smith, Bud Bulloch, Bob Kizer, Royce Harville and Joe Hill. Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church or Arkansas Arthritis Foundation.

Limmie "Puddin" Smith

Limmie "Puddin" Smith, 70, of Crossett died Sunday, April 29, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care of Crossett. A native of Wilmot, but a resident of Crossett for the past 43 years, he was a retired log truck driver and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Emma Wilson Smith; six brothers, Lee Henry, Jessie, Audrey Lee, Johnny and Jasper Smith and Earnest McClendon; and two sisters, Dora Brown and Ethel Johns.

Survivors include a brother, Willie Lee Smith of Crossett; and a sister, Rebecca Mae Smith of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the First Baptist Church on Florida Street in Crossett with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Pallbearers were Ed Rogers, Perry Johnson, Todd Brown, Jr., Clyde Simpson, Sammie Scates and Cleazell Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Mack Brown, Hosea Brown, Herman Pumphrey, Geryle Brown, Frank Johnson and Willie Brown, Jr. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

May 1

Mary Owrey

Mary Owrey, 76, of Crossett died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at her residence. Born September 2, 1915, in Hackensack, NJ, to William and Marie Schnabel, she was a homemaker and member of the South Main Baptist Church. She was an avid dog lover, enjoyed playing golf and was a friend to all, especially senior citizens.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Owrey of Crossett; one son, David Lee Owrey of Atlanta, GA: one daughter, Delores Irvin of Atoka, TN; one brother, Edwin Schnabel of Bergenfield, NJ; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the South Main Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmie Lewis officiating with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

April 24, 2002

Shele V. Clark

Shele V. Clark, 53, of El Dorado died Tuesday, April 16, 2002. Born October 15, 1948, to Paul William Branca and the late Reba Anthony and Charles Kalkhoff, formerly of El Dorado, in Norristown, PA, she served in U. S. Army from 1966 to 1969 and was a homemaker and store clerk.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph "Bill" Clark of Conway; four daughters, Joann Turkovich, formerly of El Dorado, Stacy Turkovich Barnes of Strong, Mindy Garrett of Sheridan and Linda Schay of Maumelle; two sons, Joe Clark of Sheridan and Kenny Clark of Conway; her father, Paul William Branca of Pennsylvania; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Pallbearers were cousins Ronny Anthony, Paul McClain and Mark McClain, sons-in- law, Tony Barnes and Eddie Latiolais and her son, Ken Clark. Burial followed services at the Zion Cemetery.

Mary Belle Simmons Mary Belle Simmons, 87, Crossett, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at the Dermott City Nursing Home. She was born December 14, 1915, to her parents, Robert Wilcox and Lottie Warner Lum Freeland at White Station. Mrs. Simmons was a homemaker and member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two brothers from Rayville, La., Jack and Bob Freeland; and her husband, Brown M. Simmons.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 21, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Travis Roberts and David Tohlen officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Maggie Spurlock

Mrs. Maggie Spurlock, 95, of Parkdale, died Sunday, April 21, 2002 at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Mrs. Spurlock was a native of Ashley County; a resident of Parkdale for many years and a former resident of the Milo Community outside of Hamburg. A homemaker and member of the Eden Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Eldridge Spurlock in 1986; her parents, John & Ida Lee Kinabrew Davis; a brother and two sisters.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial will follow services at the Parkdale Cemetery.

Sallie Webb

Sallie Webb, 86, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Crossett, died Wednesday, April 11, 2002, at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. A native of Ashley County who had lived in Las Vegas for the past 10 years, she was a homemaker and member of Campground A.M.E. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Webb, on January 7, 1990, and one son.

Survivors include one son, Elvin Webb of Crossett; four daughters, Otha Webb and Robbie Gibbs, both of Las Vegas, Eunice "Red" Griffin of Crossett and Gracie Mae Clark of Oakland, Calif.; three sisters, Selissie Smith of Kansas City, Mo., Callie Withers of Fountain Hill and Clanisteen Miller of Monticello; 57 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Campground A.M.E. Church with Elder Depriest Webb officiating. Burial was at Palestine Cemetery in Johnsville. Pallbearers were Linburg Gibbs, Preston Hawkins Jr., Willie Griffen Jr., Larry W. Gibbs, Andrew Griffen and Kenneth Griffen.

April 17

Joseph Aubrey Austin

Joseph Aubrey "Joe" Austin, 75, of St. Louis, MO, died Saturday, December 15, 2001, in St. Louis, MO. A native of Lilly, LA, and a former resident of Montrose and Eudora, he graduated from Eudora High School in 1944 and Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway. He received a master's degree in industrial arts from Peabody College in Nashville, TN. He retired from the Union Pacific Railroad after a very successful career. He was a member of the Baptist Church and he served in the United States Army during WW II and in Korea from 1950-51. He was preceded in death by his parents, G.A. (Bob) & Maggie Austin.

He is survived by his wife, Joann Russ Austin of St. Louis; his children, Joseph Stanley Austin and wife Diane of Arnold, MO, Steven Aubrey Austin and wife Patricia of Pocatello, ID, Romana Austin Beech and husband David, Sr., of St. Louis; two sisters, Maurine Austin Dudley and husband W.C. of Fayetteville, GA, and Loretta Austin Nix and husband Roy of North Little Rock, seven grandchildren and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Dec. 19, 2001 in St. Louis. Grave-side services and interment are at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2002, in the Hamburg Cemetery with the Rev. W.C. Dudley officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. N. M. "Nim" Bolin

Mr. N. M. (Nim) Bolin, 65, of Hamburg, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a retired timber contractor and a deacon & member of the Eden Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing & hunting and spending time with his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virgia Hollis Bolin; two brothers, Mack Ray Bolin & Billy Bolin.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha Cruce Bolin Hamburg; a son, Steve Bolin and wife Rosa of Hamburg; three daughters, Mignon Griffin and husband Oliver of Hamburg, Jayne Taylor and husband David of Monticello and Kristi Roberts of Beekman, LA; his father, R. C. (Dick) Bolin of Hamburg; a brother, Kenneth Bolin of Hamburg; two sisters, Norma Allison of Fountain Hill and Charlotte Johnson of Crossett; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, in the Eden Baptist Church with Revs. Mike Titsworth & Travis Roberts officiating. Pallbearers are to be Greg Stanley, Jim Bailey, Gene Einerwold, Eddie Felchle, James Jeffers, Jimmy McKinney, Mike Harville & Ralph Hollis. Honorary pallbearers are to be D.L. Stephenson, Jerry, Junior & John Allen Cruce, Bryan & Charles Bolin, Paul & Mike Allison, Bill Manning, Darren & Brett Johnson, Junior Moffatt, Jimmy Chalk & Buddy White. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Eden Baptist Church Building Fund, 3748 Hwy 133 N., Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Houston "Red" Burgess

Houston "Red" Burgess, 86, of Parkdale died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, in Plano, TX. He was born in Ashley County on April 9, 1915, to J. E. and Dora Little Burgess. A veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima in the Pacific Theater in World War II, he was a member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church and was a retired farmer.

Mr. Burgess was a Master Mason, originally at the Wilmot Masonic Lodge until becoming a member of Lodge #499 in Portland. He recently received a fifty-year pin and was a former District Deputy Grand Master for Area 10 and a Shriner. Mr. Burgess was a justice of the peace in Parkdale for 16 years, a former commander of the Wilmot American Legion Post and a past president of the Ashley County Farm Bureau. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Burgess.

Survivors include his daughter, Barbara Boyce of Van Alstyne, TX; one brother, John A. Burgess of Fort Worth, TX; one sister, Mary Jane Lane of Edwardsville, IL; one grandson, Michael Lamberth; three great-grandchildren, Denver, Ryan and Dylan Lamberth; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. John Henley officiating. Pallbearers were Ray Causey, Louie Burgess, Ricky Maxwell, Bruce Matheney, Larry Maxwell, Mike Lamberth and Denver Lamberth. Interment with Masonic rites followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to the Masonic Lodge of Portland, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or a favorite charity.

Sybil Irene Kincaid Carter

Sybil Irene Kincaid Carter, 76, of Hamburg died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the South Arkansas Medical Center. Born May 19, 1925, in Mer Rouge, LA, to John Allen and Maude Belle Kilcrease Meeks, she was a certified nurse's aide at Beverly Health Care of Hamburg and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Hamburg. She loved flowers and crocheting.

Survivors include one son, Johnny Kincaid of Winnsboro, LA; four daughters, Gloria Elkins of Bastrop, LA, Doris Spires of West Monroe, LA, Deanie Jackson of Hamburg and Angela Mann of El Dorado; one sister, Edwina Graham of Bastrop; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Edward Nelson, Stan Keeley and Virgil Harris officiating. Pallbearers were William Jackson, Stacy Thomas, Jr., Curtis Harris, Brandon Goynes, Shelton Powell and John Gee. Burial followed services at the Cleveland Cemetery.

Glinnie Hulia Henry

Glinnie Hulia Henry, 102, of Detroit, Michigan, a former Hamburg teacher, died Friday, April 2, 2002, in Detroit. Formerly from El Dorado, she and her husband, the late Professor G. H. Henry, came to Hamburg around 1958 and worked at the Hamburg Training School/ Pine Street High School until 1967. Mrs. Henry was born January 7, 1900, in Minden, LA. She was a member of the Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church where she served as treasurer of the mission department and as musician until 1995.

Survivors include two daughters, Melba C. Woodard and Dorothy V. McClendon, both of Highland Park, MI; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, April12, in her church in Detroit with Rev. Kenneth J. Flowers officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn, directed by Wilson-Atkins Funeral Home.

Carl J. Hensley

Carl J. Hensley, 76, of Monticello died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at his home. Born November 21, 1925, in Lake City in Craighead County, he was a retired construction worker, a World War II U. S. Navy veteran and a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Ashley County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry E. Hensley and Janie Wilson Hensley; a son, Garrey; two brothers, Bert and Melvin Hensley; and one sister, Auda Mae Campbell.

Survivors include his wife, Flora Pirtle Hensley of Monticello; four sons, Carl D. Hensley and wife Gloria of Monticello, Henry L. Hensley and wife Marlene of Hamburg, James L. Hensley of Erie, PA, and David E. Hensley and wife Mary Jane of Rison; one daughter, Diana L. Hamilton and husband Carroll of El Paso, TX; one brother, Gene Hensley of Lake Village; seven grandsons, Brian, Eric, Josh and Derek Hensley, Miles Billings, Anthony Griffith and Garrey Hamilton; two granddaughters, Meagan Hensley and Elizabeth Billings; and two great-grandchildren, Alannah and B. J. Hensley.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel in Monticello with Revs. Leroy Hensley, Gary Jordan and Bob Schneider officiating. Pallbearers were Donnie Scucchi, Leon Tubbs, Jr., Mike Black, Mike Shaver, Keith Ladd, Lynn Croswell and Tye Sharpe. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Luker, Henry Austin and Shelby Scott. Burial followed services at the Lone Sassafras Cemetery.

Erline Sisson Jenkins

Erline Sisson Jenkins, 81, of Crossett died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at the Oak Woods Nursing Home in Mer Rouge, LA. Born June 21, 1920, in Bonita, LA, to Clarence Burton and Alma Humphrey Sisson, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Jenkins.

Survivors include a son, Penny Jenkins and wife Lynn of Crossett; two daughters, Edra Young and husband Mike of Crossett and Irma Nell Jenkins of Little Rock; one brother, Zeph Sisson of Crossett; five grandchildren, Christy Young, Michael Young and wife Kim, Nicholas Jenkins, Derek Jenkins, and Ryan Jenkins; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah Bearden and Bryce Young.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmie Lewis and Lowell Snow officiating. Pallbearers were to be Michael Young, Ryan Jenkins, Derek Jenkins, Nicholas Jenkins, Tony Juarez and Francisco Juarez. Honorary pallbearers were to be DeWayne "Buddy" Jenkins, Dennie Jenkins, Linwood Jenkins, Jerry Morgan, Jim Knighton and Laron Burke. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Ashley County Health Foundation, Attn: Shirley White, P. O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635 or the Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, P. O. Box 263, Mer Rouge, LA 71261.

N. B. Key

N. B. Key, 79, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at his home. Born December 29, 1922, to Napoleon Bonaparte and Mattie Key in Whelen Springs, Ark., he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist. A retired boiler room maintenance worker for Georgia-Pacific, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise, and a son, Nathan Key.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Key of Lake Charles, LA, and John Key of Crossett; one daughter, Rebecca Myers of Hot Springs; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Bob Lonadier officiating. Pallbearers were Lee Sullivan, Allen Trichell, Edgar Haney, Tommy Knight, Morgan Outlaw and Harold Pennington. Burial followed services at the Tyro Cemetery.

Jerry C. Kilcrease

Jerry C. Kilcrease, 64, of Crossett died Monday, April 8, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born April 9, 1937, in Crossett to Conrad Cone and Evie Ross Kilcrease, he was a retired machinist mechanic for Georgia Pacific's extrusion plant and a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett. He served on the board of directors of the Crossett Paper Mills Employees Federal Credit Union from 1969 to 1989 and as president seven of those years. He served in the Naval Air Reserves, Army National Guard and as captain with the Crossett Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. He was an Extra Class ham radio operator and also loved fishing and being outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Deal Kilcrease of Crossett; two sons, Jerry Kevin Kilcrease and Ken Conrad Kilcrease of Crossett; one daughter, Kara Kilcrease Reed of Maumelle; for granddaughters, Brooke Ellen Kilcrease, Lisa Lynn Kilcrease, Kateland Nicole Kilcrease and Jessa Ellen Kilcrease; and two grandsons, Conrad Chapman Kilcrease and Jackson Tyler Reed.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Pinewood Memorial Park with Bros. Keith Lunceford, Larry White and Donnie Dubose officiating. Pallbearers were Lamar Thurman, Bill Phillips, Monty Kilcrease, C. C. Kilcrease, Herbert Reed and Ross Bryan. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial, Inc., P. O. Box 56470, Little Rock, AR 72215.

Mr. Ludelle Pollock

Mr. Ludelle Pollock, 75, of Hamburg died Friday, April 12, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Wilmot and a resident of Hamburg for the past 55 years, he was a retired mechanic and an U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church and the Miller Deer Camp. He was preceded in death by his wives, Betty Brown Pollock in 1994 and Dorothy Williamson Pollock in 2000; a granddaughter, Kadena Jarzynka; his parents, Garland & Vira Holland Pollock; five brothers, C.W., Willard, Horace, L.C. & Willie Ray Pollock and four sisters, Ruby & Sue Holland, Carrie McCauley & Lorene Morgan.

He is survived by a son, Terry Pollock; a daughter, Debbie Mills and husband Ben, all of Little Rock; four brothers, Troy Pollock of Anacoco, LA; Alton Pollock of Bastrop, LA, R.L & Earl Pollock of Hamburg; a sister, Fayrene Rickman of Vidor, TX; a grandson, Lenny Jarzynka & a granddaughter, Taylor Mills.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Joe & Richard Gwin, Phillip Lauhon, Marvin & Tony Vestal and Donnie Horn. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Miller Deer Camp. Burial followed services at the Extra Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Minnie Rucker

Mrs. Minnie Rucker, 81, of Hamburg died Friday, April 12, 2002, at the University Medical Center in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommie Rucker; a daughter, Tom Eddie Paskel; a son, Curtis Rucker; and her parents, Alex and Geneva Johnson Cox.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Lee Rucker of Hamburg and Tommie Lee Rucker of Muskegon, Michigan; four daughters, Janice Rucker of Hamburg, Joyce Rucker and Climmie Teen Davis of Muskegon, MI, and Jacqueline Swain of Lansing, Michigan; one sister, Annie Mae Cox of Lake Village; a special niece, Dorothy Tippie of Hamburg; 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were to be Roosevelt Simpson, Bobby Barnett, Michael Washington, Baron Johnson, George Howard, Jr., and Marvin Walter. Burial was to follow services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Johnny Lee "Be-Bop" Thornton

Johnny Lee "Be-Bop" Thornton, 66, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the St. Frances Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A native of Wilmot but a Crossett resident for the past 47 years, he was a retired security guard for Georgia-Pacific's chemical mill, and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Lee Thornton, Jr,; his parents, Willie and Berthea Davis Thornton; and one sister.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Thornton; four sons, Jimmy and Earl Thornton of Crossett, Chris Smith of Camden and Elvis June Thornton of Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Shannon Thornton and Betty Carter of Kansas City, MO; six brothers, Clarence, Lemuel, Lonnie, Leon and Lorenzo Thornton, all of Cleveland, OH, and Robert Thornton of Little Rock; one sister, Eliza Mae McCrory of Detroit; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church at Crossett Camp with Revs. James Childress and Greg Baker officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Nimmons Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

April 10

Mr. Marion "Nig" Hollis

Mr. Marion "Nig" Hollis, 82, of Hamburg, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Ashley County, resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg for many years and a former resident of Sterlington, LA, he retired in 1982 from MIC Chemical in Sterlington after 30 years of service. He was a member of the North Crossett Freewill Baptist Church and an avid hunter & fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roby D. & Nannie J. Howard Hollis; two sisters, Alice Evelyn Hollis & Nannie Mae High; two brothers, Earl Ray Hollis & Jonathan "Thed" Hollis.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Reppond Hollis of Hamburg; a son, Billy Wayne Hollis of Gonzales, LA; three daughters, Evelyn Taylor of Woodville, MS; Marilyn Chambliss of West Monroe, LA and Glenda Wood of Hamburg; three step-sons, Richard Gilbert of Hamburg, Jimmy Gilbert of Sterlington and Gary Gilbert of Bastrop, LA; a sister, Willie Bell Jordan of Crossett; 23 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were to be Robby & Steve Cunningham, Mark Moffatt, Todd Callaway, Blaine Beck, James Wells, Mike & Michael Bays. Honorary pallbearers were to be Bruce Swan & William Moffatt. Burial was to follow services at the Crossroads Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Crossroad Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Glen Hollis, 916 Ashley Road 461, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Elva Hart Reid

Elva Hart Reid, 89, of Pasadena, TX, died Sunday, March 31, 2002. She was born June 11, 1912, in Wilmar to John Douglas and Edith L. Measles Hart.

Survivors include three sisters, Viven Walser of Pasadena, TX, and Irene Melton and Virgie Reeves. Grave-side services were at 1 p.m Tuesday, April 2, at the Crossroads Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

William Thomas "Bill" McNiece Funeral services for William Thomas "Bill" McNeice, 68, of Lubbock, TX, were Thursday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m. at the New Horizon Baptist Church with Reverend Jackie Gestes officiating. Burial followed services at the Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park in Woodrow under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. He died on Tuesday, April 2, 2002.

Mr. McNeice was born on January 12, 1934, in Eudora and moved to Lubbock in 1949. He served in the United States Army during from 1957 until 1961. He married Jane Dolorse Dodson on December 4, 1954 in Lubbock. He worked for Ray McNiece Enterprises for twenty-six years before retiring in 1994. He was a member of the New Horizon Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Tommy of Lubbock; three brothers, Vernon of Crossett, Clifton of Coppell, Texas, and Lavele of Locksburg, Arkansas; two sisters, Louise Sydoriak and Mary Gardner both of Hamburg; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Mary Ellen King Webb

Mary Ellen King Webb, 67, of Crossett died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born November 24, 1934, in Marianna to Geather Otis and Dora Marie Fisher King, she was preceded in death by a sister, Myra King Rounsavall, and a grandson, Jeff Gammel.

Survivors include two sons, Mike and Doug Webb of Crossett; a daughter, Beverly Gammel of Crossett; her mother, Mrs. G. O. King of Marianna; and nine grandchildren, John Michael, Katie, Joel, Christian, Brook and Macie Webb, Haley Wayman, Courtney Wayman and Jason Gammel.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the First United Methodist Church with Bro. Bill Williams officiating. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Ernest Ray White

Ernest Ray White, 85, of Crossett died Monday, April 1, 2002, at the North Monroe, LA, Medical Center. Born June 14, 1916, in Bastrop, LA, to Samuel Elbert and Annie Mae Sheeley White, he was a supervisor in the Great Plains Bag Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Stinson White; a son, Ricky Lane; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include three sons, James E. White of Yelm, WA, Regie Allen of Bastrop and Rex Kirby of Lonoke; two daughters, Shirley Knox of Crossett and Dorothy Farmer of Hamburg; one brother, Virgil L. White of Bastrop; three sisters, Mildred Jones and Christine Crumley of Bastrop and Essie Brunette of Kinder, LA; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Pinewood Memorial Park with Brad Elrod officiating. Pallbearers were Joshua Cooper, Orrin Carl White, Rex Kirby White, Jr., Luke Clark, Billy Nute Clark and Jerry L. White. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

James Dock Wolfe

James Dock Wolfe, 81, died March 30, 2002, at Anne Arundle Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. following a short illness. He was born to Dan Bull Wolfe and Elizabeth "Lizzie" LaGrone Wolfe on June 30, 1920, in Bearhouse township, Prairie Grove Community in Drew County.

He graduated valedictorian from Drew Central High School in 1937 and was the first member of his family to attend college at Arkansas A&M in Monticello, where he graduated with a BS in natural science and mathematics in 1941. He attended graduate school at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, Okla. in chemistry and mechanical engineering. In 1943, he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. While a chemist at Sinclair Oil in Tulsa, Okla., he completed his juris doctorate at the University of Tulsa in 1952. He joined Kerr-McGee as a patent attorney in 1952.

In 1959, he moved his family to Akron, Ohio and became a patent attorney for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. After retiring from Goodyear in 1982, he joined a private law firm in Akron, Olum and Olum, where he was obtained patents on medical devices until retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, where he recently received his 50-year pin.

He married the late Lola Maxine Barton Wolfe July 1, 1945. They had two daughters, Karen Leigh Wolfe and Karla Sue Wolfe Corcoran. After Mrs. Wolfe's death in 1992, he married Naomi Ruth Wortham on April 7, 1993. She died in October, 2000. At that time, Mr. Wolfe moved to Crofton, MD, to live with his daughter, Karla, and grandchildren. He attended Deerfield Senior Daycare Center and was a member of First Crofton Baptist Church.

Mr. Wolfe was active in church and community activities. He served as president of the Ohio Genealogical Society. During the time he was president of the Society, it grew from five chapters to 80 chapters, one for each Ohio county. He was a biblical scholar and assisted in the establishment of three churches in the Canton area.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Wolfe of Alexandria, Va. and Karla Corcoran of Crofton, Md.; two grandchildren, Tiffany and Thomas Corcoran; one niece, Beth Thurman of Monticello; four step-children, Beverly Smith, Kenneth Roth and Randy Roth, all of Canton, and Carol Thio of Florida; eight step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Minnie Lee Wolfe Thurman.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. at Prairie Grove Church under the direction of Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello. Burial with military honors will be held at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be W.J. McKiever, Dan Halter, Juston Jenkins, Mark Bowden, Ronnie LaGrone, Dennis Thurman and Clay Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Tubbs, James Jordan, Cecil Thurman and Kermit Carpenter.

April 3

Earlean Malonie Bivens

Earlean Malonie Bivens, 89, of Monticello, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Drew Memorial Hospital. A native of Crossett but a Monticello resident for the past eight years, she was a retired laborer for the U. S. Government and a member of Faith Revival Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sandy Bivens; her parents, Shern and Icie Flannigan Johnson; one sister and one brother.

Survivors include one son, Early J. Bivens of Crossett, and six grandchildren, Rose LaDon Bivens, Jacqueline Bivens-Williams and husband Charlie and Monda Bivens, all of Crossett, Jason Bivens of Monticello, and Steve Arnett Bivens and Donald Charles and wife Mildred Bivens of Fayetteville.

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Alene Pinson officiating. Pallbearers were Donald, Stevie, Joseph, and Donald Jr., Bivens, Odell Lawson and Reginald Williams. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery.

Mrs. Jessie Riels Farmer

Mrs. Jessie Jewel Riels Farmer, 90, of Hamburg died Sunday, March 31, 2002. at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Morehouse Parish, LA, a resident of Hamburg for the past 20 years and a resident of the Extra community south of Hamburg for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the Extra United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Farmer, in 1979; her parents, Columbus & Mary Riles, and brothers Johnny, Oliver, Lloyd, Floyd, Everett Riels and infant twins.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Farmer & Allen Farmer both of Hamburg; a brother, G. P. Farmer of Fort Worth, TX; a sister, Juanita Mitchell of Metairie, LA; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Grave-side funeral services and burial were planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, at the Extra Cemetery with Rev. Leslee Phillips officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Extra Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Virgil Dew, 2026 Ashley Road 25, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Helen Louise Johnson

Helen Louise Johnson, 82, of Sheridan, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, March 28, 2002, at the Sheridan Nursing and Rehab. Born October 11, 1919, to Charles and Elizabeth Irene Bailey McMichael in Douglas, GA, she was a veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces, a homemaker and a member of the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, William and Irene Dottley; a brother, Paul William Dottley; and her husband, Milton M. Johnson.

Survivors include a son, William E. Johnson of Crossett; three brothers, Charles D. McMichael of Kernville, CA, John A. Dottley of Vicksburg, MS, and Robert A. Dottley of Olive Branch, MS; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Don Justice officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Felton George "Waldo" Love

Felton George "Waldo" Love, 63, of Crossett died Monday, March 25, 2002, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was a former truck driver and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Braxton Love and Virgie Sue Tharp Brown, and his stepfather, V. S. Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Brown of Crossett; two sons, Felton Love, Jr. and wife Jackie of Fort Worth, TX and Aaron Love of Crossett; three stepsons, Glenn Newton and George Dickerson of Crossett and Andre Dickerson of Houston, TX; four daughters, Pam Butler of Atlanta, GA, Angela Love and husband Malcolm of Jonesboro, and Holly and Christy Love of Crossett; one stepdaughter, Regina Dickerson of Crossett; a brother, Kelis Love of California; two sisters, Peggy Anderson and Mary Ann Cummings of Chicago, IL; and ten grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Larry Dale Steel

Larry Dale Steel, 48, of Huttig died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at his home. Born December 7, 1952, in Felsenthal to Clarence and Ida Mae Lee Steel, he was a mill worker in the plywood industry.

Survivors include his parents, Clarence and wife Marie Steel of Crossett; one brother, Clarence Steel, Jr., of Farmerville, LA: one sister, Shirley Mae Parker of Washington, D. C.; three stepbrothers, Earl Lee Barnes of Urbana, Lonie Barnes of Bastrop, LA, and Lewis Barnes of Milwaukee, WI; one god-sister, Helen Brown; and a god-brother, Charles Brown, both of Crossett.

Grave-side services were at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Batts Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Walter Witherspoon officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

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