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September 25

Trooper Steven D. Clark

Arkansas State Trooper First Class Steven D. Clark, 47, of Lake Village died Friday, September 21, 2002, while hospitalized in the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Doris Clark on November 28, 1954. TFC Clark joined the Arkansas State Police in February, 1994, and served eight years as a highway patrol officer in Chicot County.

Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Clark; his mother, Reber Clark; his daughter, Stephanie Clark; a grandson, Justin Clark; a sister, Doris Winslow; four brothers, Jerry, David, Ned and Paul Clark; four stepdaughters, Pamela Hadley, Viki Wayne, Janet Wyane and Wakeelah Wayne, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 28, in the Warren Cultural Center. Family hour will be Friday, September 27, beginning at 6 p.m. at Hammons Funeral Home in Warren.

Jo Elise Curtis

Jo Elise Curtis, 53, of Portland died Monday, September 16, 2002, at the University Medical Center in Little Rock. Born September 7, 1949, in Lake Village to the late John and Dollie Casali Wells, she was a bookkeeper for Lake Village Seed Co.

Survivors include her husband, Woodrow Curtis of Portland; two sons, Shane Everett of Dallas, TX, and Justin Everett of Monticello; a daughter, Terra Hunt of Chattanooga, TN; five brothers, Buddy and David Wells of Tallulah, LA, Bobby Wells of Springfield, MO, Matt Wells of Portland and Frank Wells of Dermott; two sisters, Marcia Vestal of Portland and Susan Fondren of Tallulah; and six grandchildren, Taylor and Gage Everett and Mary Grayson, Halle, Whitney and Francie Hunt.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 19, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Jerry Selby officiating. Burial followed services at the Portland Cemetery.

Mildred Ferguson

Mildred Ferguson, 87, of Crossett died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare of Crossett. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Ferguson and Bill Ferguson and wife Ella of Crossett and Fred Ferguson and wife Yvonne of Hattiesburg, MS; one daughter, Sarah Coston and husband Ralph of Warren; one daughter-in-law, Joe-Anne Ferguson of Edenton, N.C.; one brother, Sherman Melvin DeLong of Hensley; two sisters, Vivian Howie of North Little Rock and Freida Bolin of Sherwood; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ferguson; one son, Harry Joe Ferguson; her parents, Fred Sherman and Hattie Belle Fields DeLong; and one brother, Voyelle Clay DeLong.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 24, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Farrell Breshears officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Laron Burke, Lewis Matthews, Jimmy Norrell, Randy Coston, David Ferguson and Roy Rogers. Honorary pallbearers were James Bays and Junior Meeks.

Roderick B. Nuckolls

Roderick B. Nuckolls, 84, of Crossett died Saturday, September 21, 2002, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. Born to Lesley W. and Laura Battenfeld Nuckolls on February 26, 1918, in Hanford, CA, he was a thirty-second degree Mason of F&AM St. John's Lodge No. 1 of New Hampshire. He retired from RAM as a pile driving supervisor and was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Katie Zimkie.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 30 years, Shirley Sue Nuckolls of Crossett; two sons, Bill Nuckolls and Richard Nuckolls of Eufaula, AL: five stepsons, Dennis Day of Jacksonville, FL, Jeffrey Day of Saraland, AL, James Day of Bastrop, LA, Jerry Day of Phoenix City, AL, and Billy Day of Lynn Havens, FL; two stepdaughters, Susie Day of Crossett and Judy Langley of Monticello; two brothers, Ralph Nuckolls of Ridgecrest, CA, and Robert Nuckolls of Iowa; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Gene Cullum and Roy Craig officiating. Memorials may be made to Abiding Faith Christian School, 1552 Highway 52 West, Crossett, AR 71635.

Josephine Kelley Cameron Summers

Josephine Kelley Cameron Summers, 99, of Hamburg died Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, a homemaker and a member of Gardner Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Leroy Cameron and wife Alice of Hamburg and Richard Cameron and wife June of Bossier City, LA; five daughters, Edith Scarlett and husband Doyle of Crossett, Maxine Chambers and husband J.C. of Bossier City, LA, Elizabeth Jackson and husband Leon of Tylertown, MS, Leone Burnett and husband Joe of Jacksonville and Earlene Morgan and husband Tommy of Hamburg; two step-sons, Maurice Summers and wife Cora Mae of Crossett and Frank Summers and wife Blanche of Timpson, TX; one sister, Mae Wells of Hamburg; one special nephew, Robert Johnson and wife Muriel of Hamburg; 15 grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy Cameron in 1938 and Earl E. Summers in 1974; her parents, Brannum and Mary Emma White Kelley; five brothers, Bart, Herman, Odie, Francis and Malvin Kelley; three sisters, Lois Mormon, Parlee Pruitt and Virgie West; one step-daughter, Edith Thomas; and one grandson, J.C. Chambers.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 20, at 2 p.m. at Gardner Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Pullin and Jason Goodwin officiating. Burial was at Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Gary Cooper, Kenny Cameron, Michael Jackson, Dennis Byrd, Teddy Hickman and Ray Laskey. Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Hamburg Home Health Agency and Jackie Miller.

Memorials may be made to Gardner Baptist Church, P.O. Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646.

September 18

Reitha Jean Booker

Reitha Jean Booker, 75, of Hamburg died Saturday, September 14, 2002, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a beautician for 44 years, a retired aide for the Department of Human Services and a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Willie Booker; three sons, Milton and Calvin Booker, both of Atlanta, GA, and Lawrence Booker of Hamburg; one daughter, Kim Frierson of Hamburg; two sisters, Melva Holcomb and Diane Wilson, both of Los Angeles, CA; 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Roy Booker; one daughter, Linda Kay Johnson; and her parents, Wiley and Lula Mae Gambel Wilson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 18, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Roy Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Roy Booker Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers are to be Billy Pippen, Ed Brown, Anthony Booker, Derrick Booker, Chris Booker and Calvin Booker Jr. Honorary pallbearers are to be Thomas E. Wilson, Joseph Louis Wilson, Isaac Wilson Jr., Demarco Booker, Calvin Frierson Sr. and John W. Pierce.

Willie Clarence "Bill" Burnett

Willie Clarence "Bill" Burnett, 79, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at his residence. Born September 28, 1922, in Crossett to Ollie Coleman and Johnnie Mae Campbell Burnett, he was a Georgia-Pacific employee, served in the U. S. Army and was a member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ollie Mae Burnett; two brothers, Alfred C. Burnett and John C. "Jack" Burnett; and a grandson, Robbie Burnett.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Reba Lois Ogden Burnett; two sons, Clarence L. Burnett and wife Frances and Eugene Burnett and wife Sharon, all of Crossett; two daughters, Peggy Burnett Robbins and husband Ernie of Nashville and Linda Burnett Hollis and husband Tommy of Hamburg; one sister, Velma Talley of Richmond, VA; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 12, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Carlton White and Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie Bowen, Jarod Bowen, Tom Abney, D. C. Dodd, Brian Fields, Tony Brantley, Darren Brantley and Johnny Dale Naff. Honorary pallbearers were Otis Prescott and Travis Brantley. Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the North Crossett First Baptist Church, 422 West Church Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or to Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.

Mr. Melvin Carroll

Mr. Melvin Carroll, 72, of Hamburg died Saturday, September 14, 2002, at the Oakwoods Nursing Home in Mer Rouge, LA. A native of Readland, a Hamburg resident for the past six years and for many years a resident of Lacey and Pine Bluff, he was a retired antiques dealer and a member of the First Assembly of God in Hamburg. He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronnie and Gary Carroll; his parents, Eugene and Annie Mae Keene Carroll; two brothers, Norwood and H. T. Carroll; and two sisters, Aline Drennan and Ruthie Mae Carroll.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Tanner Carroll of Hamburg; seven sons, Gene Carroll of Mulberry, Louis Carroll of Morrilton, Ben and Clint Carroll of Jacksonville, Preston Carroll of Pine Bluff, Ricky Carroll of Bastrop. LA, and Kenny Carroll of Broken Arrow, OK; three daughters, Elva Musgrove of Bastrop, Sarah Barthol of Jones, LA, and Elizabeth Moreau of Natchitoches, LA; 31 grandchildren and 28 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, September 18, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Bobby O'Fallon officiating. Pallbearers were Ben, Louis, Tye, Gared, Joey and Michael Carroll. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Harrel and David Bass. Burial followed services at the Christ Church Cemetery in Bastrop, LA.

H.L. "Sonny" Lane Jr.

Horace Leroy "Sonny" Lane Jr., 79, of Bridge City, TX died Sunday, September 15, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Lane was born in Hamburg August 14, 1923, to Horace Leroy and Lucille Nolley Lane. He and his family moved to Texas in 1951. He retired as an instrument mechanic with 35 years of service at DuPont Sabine River Works. He was a U.S. Army Air corps veteran of World War II.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Rodney Keith of Pearland, TX; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Debbie Lane of Bridge City; one brother, Robert Lane of Little Rock; one aunt, Dorris Reese, formerly of Hamburg; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Methodist Church in Bridge City.

Jimmy Mack Noble

Jimmy Mack Noble, 43, of Warren died Saturday, September 7, 2002, in Chicot County. Born August 20, 1959, in Monroe, LA, he was a carpenter and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his father, James Madison Noble.

Survivors include one son, Patrick James Noble of Florida; his mother, Ruby Mae Coleman Pace of Warren; two brothers, Roy L. Taylor of Conway and Donnie Ray Noble of Warren; and his girlfriend, Minnie Cline of Warren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, in the Frazer Funeral Home chapel in Warren with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Pallbearers were Donnie Noble, Jason Kelley, Patrick Forrest, Kenny Ray Hamilton, Gary Hamacker, Kevin Blunt and Johnny Taylor. Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery in North Crossett.

Lorene Burchell Pennington

Lorene Burchell Pennington, 83, of Albany, LA, died Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at Riverside Nursing Center. She was born December 22, 1918, in Crossett to Charlie Curtis Burchell and Belle Burchell Hughes. After working in the restaurant business for years, she moved to Bastrop, LA, where she opened a boarding house and café and raised her family. After retiring, she moved to Albany, LA, where she lived with her daughter. She was a member of Albany First Baptist Church. She loved flowers, gardening and cooking. She was preceded in death by three sons, Eddie Leon Burchell, John Robert Burchell and James Harrell Burchell; one sister, Duell Watt; and one brother, Roscoe Lambert.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Minchew of El Dorado and Dorothy Mercer of Monroe, LA; one sister, Erma Mahor of Dallas, TX; one brother, Wilburn Burchell of Harrison; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Grave-side services were held Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Cemetery with the Rev. Andy Turner officiating. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett was in charge of arrangements.

Bernice Rice

Bernice Rice, 78, of Bastrop, LA died Sunday, September 15, 2002, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. She was born November 13, 1923, in White to her parents, Richard isiah and Lydia Dell Kilpatrick Jones. She was a waitress, a member of Meridian Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include one son, Tommy Rice and wife Phyllis of Bastrop; one daughter, Janice Pearson of Bastrop; step-mother, Ora Willie Jones of Crossett; two brothers, Fawn Ray Jones and Richard Fay Jones, both of Crossett; two sisters, Ora Mae Goleman of Plaqueman, LA and Yevon Graves of Crossett; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Joshua Rice; one son, Billy George Rice; and two brothers, Randolph and Rayford Jones.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 17, at 4 p.m. at Meridian Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Taylor and Dan Webb officiating. Burial was at Simms Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Billie Jean Riles

Billie Jean Riles, 74, of Crossett died Monday, September 9, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born to William and Susie McGuffin Turner on December 27, 1927, in Texas, she was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church and an avid bowler for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Riles.

Survivors include her husband, Tommie Riles; one son, Ricky Riles; one daughter, Cheryl White, all of Crossett; five grandchildren, Susan Fincher and Brad White of Crossett, Neil Riles of Dallas, TX, Kevin Gray of Houston, TX, and Steven Gray of Tyler, TX; one step-grandchild, DeWayne Carter of Monticello; five great-grandchildren, Jarred and Ryan Fincher, Tyler White and Madison and Stephanie Gray; and two step-great-grandchildren, Aaron Carter and Kaitlyn Carter.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 12, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Steve Franklin and Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were Kevin Gray, Neil Riles, Brad White, Hunter Fincher, Andy Gresham, Steven Gray, and Jarred Fincher. Burial followed services at the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

September 11

J. D. Irons

J. D. Irons, 52, of Hamburg, was found August 30, 2002, at his home. Born February 3, 1950, in Jessieville, he was a truck driver, a Baptist, and the son of Iva Rowlett Irons of Waldron and the late Fred Irons.

Survivors include a daughter, Casey Trantham of Monticello; his mother, Iva Irons of Waldron; two brothers, J. E. Irons of Dewitt and Edward Irons of Star City; eight sisters, Lisa Williams of Monticello, Cathy Weast, Marie Rice, Brenda Harrison, Joyce Weast, Doris Hicks and Janice Nowlen, all of Star City, and Dorothy Gilley of Waldron; and two grandchildren.

Grave-side services were at 6 p.m Saturday, August 31, at the Beulah Cemetery in Drew County with Rev. Don Borland officiating. Arrangements were by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

Leola Streeter Gifford

Leola Streeter McCaughan Gifford, 72, of Hamburg died Sunday, September 8, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare Center in Hamburg. A native of Collins and a resident of Hamburg and Ashley County for most of her life, she graduated from Hamburg High School in 1948. She was a homemaker, hair stylist, medical receptionist, diamond consultant and a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Donnie McCaughan and wife Shelia and Rusty McCaughan and wife Lisa, both of Crossett; two daughters, Connie Sanderlin of Monticello and Brenda Braswell of Crossett; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt E. and Rosa Lee Gregory Streeter; and two brothers, Ervin and James Streeter.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, September 10, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Hamburg with the Revs. Darrell Streeter, Jackie Adams and Joey Meredith officiating. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Doyle, Eddie and Steve Streeter, James Mason, Dickie Hodge and Bill Browning. Honorary pallbearers were LaDon Martin, Jake White, Rev. Jimmie Lewis, Rev. Joseph Pemberton and Rev. James Fleming.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Rev. Joey Meredith, 1310 N. Cherry, Hamburg, Ar 71646.

Amanda Leighe Maxwell

Amanda Leighe Maxwell, 16, of Crossett died Monday, September 2, 2002. Born January 17, 1986, in Monroe, LA, to Richard L. and Angie Wilson Maxwell, she was a junior at Crossett High School where she was involved in the band and its marching flag corps. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett where she was active in the Christian Youth Fellowship. Amanda will be remembered by family and friends for enjoying computers, playing tennis and snow skiing. She was preceded in death by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Maxwell.

Survivors are her parents, Richard Lee and Angie Wilson Maxwell of Crossett; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilson of Portland; aunts and uncles Perry and Gail Wilson of Greenville, MS, and Rev. and Mrs. Larry Maxwell of Covington, LA; and cousins Candice and Anna Wilson of Greenville and Dr. Larry Maxwell of Washington, D. C.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Jonathan Lucas, Frank Sturgeon, Grant Elly, William Stell, Wesley Lafoon, Josh Grant, Sammy Pope, Corky Maxwell, Drew Todd and Ronnie Martin. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Christian Youth Fellowship, 500 Main, Crossett, AR 71636; to the Crossett High School Band Booster Club at 301 W. 9th Avenue, Crossett AR 17635 or to a favorite charity.

Corinne Nix Evans Stroope

Corinne Nix Evans Stroope, 84, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital. Born May 18, 1918, in Crossett, she was a member of First United Methodist Church of Crossett, a long-time member of NADAA and Southern Association of Dance Masters. She taught dancing in Woodville, MS, Ruston, LA, Hamburg and Crossett for 35 years. After retiring to Homer, LA, she taught aerobics to senior citizens, then returned to Crossett 10 years ago.

Mrs. Stroope began her career as a dance instructor when she was still in high school by teaching the young children in her neighborhood. Throughout her career, Mrs. Stroope has introduced countless boys and girls to the art of dance. Her influence on dance will be felt for many years to come through the current and future students of teachers who got their start dancing in Corinne's School of Dance. Mrs. Stroope taught two of the current dance teachers in Crossett, Judy Stephens and Renee Stokes, as well as the mother of another local dance teacher.

Survivors include one son, Charles Ragan Evans of Crossett; one daughter, Judy Evans Davis of Fountain Hill; two step-sons, Sandy Stroope and Jeff Stroope, both of Harrison; one sister, Marjorie Nix Redd of Homer; six grandchildren, John Davis, Cherri Carr, Brandy Fussnecker, Peacher Herrick, Candy Evans and Frankie Evans; two step-grandchildren, Robby and Barbie Stroope; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles R. Evans Jr.; her second husband, Fred S. Stroope Jr.; two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 6, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with the Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial was at Eden Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robin Nix, Timmy Nix, Benny Redd, Ken Carr and Davis Fussnecker.

Memorial may be made to Eden Cemetery Fund, c/o Sue Stanley, 747 Hwy. 8 West, Hamburg, AR 71646, or a favorite charity.

Leo O. White

Leo O. White, 80, of Montrose died Saturday, September 7, 2002, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Jones, LA, he was a resident of Montrose for the past 35 years and a former resident of Boydell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a retired farmer and a deacon of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Boydell.

Survivors include his wife, Faither Mae West White; five sons, Otis White and wife Dorothy, Willie White and Theofice White and wife Edwina, both of Detroit, MI, Jackie White and wife Cynthia and Robert White of Montrose; three daughters, Mary Ann White of Pasadena, CA, Mae Katherine White Briggs and husband Kevin of Maumelle and Evelyn White Webb and husband Lawrence of Russellville; 18 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Anna White; three brothers, Herman Jackson, Ladd Jackson and Willie White; and two sisters, Johnnie Oaks and Lovie Patterson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 14, at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jessie L. Courtney officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers are to be Lee Edward Plummer, Charlie Mitchell, Anthony Hadley, Leon Hadley, Charles Culbreath and Henry Carolina. Honorary pallbearers are to be Otis White, Willie White, Theofice White, Jackie White, Robert White, Cleo West and Evond Henry.

September 4

Ruby Lea Beavers

Ruby Lea Beavers, 84, of Kilbourne, LA, formerly of Lake Village, died Tuesday, August 27, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker, a member of the New Bethel Assembly of God and the widow of Vernon Beavers.

Survivors are a son, Kenneth Dale Beavers and wife Kat of Greenbrier, a daughter-in-law, Mollie Gramer and husband Robert of Pinckney, Michigan; two brothers, P. K. and Don Blaylock of California; three grandchildren, Marla Dark and husband Wayne, Dale Beavers and wife Andrea and Valerie Beavers; and three great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Endia and Dustin.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 29, in the New Bethel Assembly of God with Rev. Bob Davis officiating. Burial followed services at the Portland Cemetery with arrangements by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Lurlene Carter

Lurlene Carter, 79, of Crossett died Monday, September 2, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. A native of Ashley County, a homemaker and a member of the Beulahland Assembly of God, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Daniel "J. D." Carter, one sister and two brothers.

Survivors include one son, John David Carter of Crossett; one daughter, Rita Blankenship of Crossett; three brothers, Earnest and Levi Clark of Crossett and Frank Clark of El Dorado; two sisters, Madeline Roberts and Vernie Mae Norrell, both of Crossett; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, at the Beulahland Assembly of God with Rev. Bob Willis and Gene Cullum officiating. Pallbearers were to be Dale Norrell, Doyle Blankenship, Brad Blankenship, Danny Carter, Matt Stacey, and Michael Young. Nephews were to be honorary pallbearers. Burial was to follow services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Brooklyn Michelle Cauthen, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Cauthen

Brooklyn Michelle Cauthen died Tuesday, August 27, 2002, and her sister, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Cauthen, died Wednesday, August 28, 2002.

The twin sisters are survived by their parents, Kevin and Sarah Meeks Cauthen of North Little Rock; their grandparents, Ronnie and Melba Cauthen of Conway and Bill and Patti Meeks of Hamburg; great-grandparents Arthur and Ruth Cauthen of Tifton, GA, Doris Moseley and the late William O. Moseley of West Helena, Robert Earl Meeks of Benton and the late Bennetta Meeks and Glen and Jackie McDonald of Texarkana.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 29, at the Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway with Rev. Kyle Blanton officiating. Arrangements were by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Conway.

Finis Martin, Jr.

Finis Martin, Jr., 57, of Crossett died Friday, August 30, 2002, at the Baptist Health Center in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Crossett and a retired conductor for the Ashley Drew and Northern Railroad, he was preceded in death by his father, Finis Martin, Sr. He served in the U. S. Navy and was a Vietnam veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Vernell Martin; three sons, Anthony Martin of Japan and Wendell and Corey Martin of Crossett; two daughters, Monica and Sandy Martin of Little Rock; his mother, Jessie B. Martin of Crossett; three brothers, Denny Martin of Little Rock and Bruce and David Martin of Crossett; six sisters, Shirley Norman of Oakland, CA, Carolyn and Bobbie Martin of Little Rock, and Mary Martin, Ethel Dean Webb and Janell Jordan of Crossett; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Bro. Pete Reese officiating. Pallbearers were to be James Adams, Walton Hendrix, Eddie Colbert, Will Blakely, Cleveland Wilson and Johnny Gaston. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery. Visitation was planned for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Rosalee Morman

Mrs. Rosalee Morman, 76, of Hamburg died Saturday, August 31, 2002, at her residence in Hamburg. A native of Saline County and a resident of Hamburg since 1948, she was a former resident of Bunker Hill, IN. She was a foster grandparent at the Noble Elementary School and worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for 30 years. Mrs. Morman was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and being with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hershal and Mary Pack Bonner; a great-granddaughter, Angel Grace Morman; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Herman Morman, Sr.; a son, Herman Morman, Jr., and wife Betty of Hamburg; a daughter, Claudia Murphy and husband Jimbo of Bastrop, LA; four grandchildren, Margaret Ann Langston and husband Kevin of Rocky Branch, LA, Michael Morman and wife Danna of Hamburg; Matthew Morman and fiancee Annie Haynes of Wilmot and James Aaron Murphy of Bastrop; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, September 2, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Robert Wood officiating. Pallbearers were Luther Richardson, Allen Waldrup, Dewayne Fulgham, Benny Summit, Ted Rial, and Mack Milner. Burial followed services at the Cleveland Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646.

August 28

Mrs. Carrie Woods Corder

Mrs. Carrie Woods Corder, 93, of Portland died Friday, August 23, 2002, at her daughter's residence in El Dorado. A native of Ashley County, a Portland resident since 1946 and an El Dorado resident for the past four years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Portland Baptist Church. She owned and operated the Scamper Inn Kindergarten in Portland for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford E. Corder, and a daughter Dell Corder Tucker, both in 2000; two infant sons, a great-grandson, Parrish Lynn Hay; her parents, Harvey and Geraldine Adams Woods; four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her son, Charles W. Corder of Blanchard, LA; a daughter, Sue Russell of El Dorado; four grandchildren, Melissa Corder White and Chuck Corder of Blanchard, LA, Toby Russell of El Dorado, and Kim Tucker Pounds of Hamburg; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, August 26, in the Portland Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Selby and Rev. Mark Harris officiating. Pallbearers were Jim Young, Floyd Kelley, Dennis Holland, Bill Wilson, Bob Fisher, Benton Newcome and Joey White. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery, directed by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Portland Baptist church, c/o Mary Lawrence, P. O. Box 86, Portland, AR 71663; to the Snyder Cemetery, c/o Jane Graves, P. O. Box 264, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to Community Hospice, 1426 Northwest Avenue, El Dorado, AR 71730.

Edna Franklin

Edna Franklin, 84, of West Memphis, formerly of Lake Village, died Thursday, August 22, 2002, at the Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in West Memphis. A native of Lake Village but a West Memphis resident for the past five years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel A. M. E. Church in Fountain Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Franklin; one daughter, Juanita Cameron; her parents, Florence and Alice Spencer; two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include two sons, William and Sammy Franklin of West Memphis; two sisters, Blanchie Mae Hall of Bastrop, LA, and Bernice Spencer of Oakland, CA; and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, August 29, in the Bethel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Nolan Watson officiating. Burial will follow services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Willie Beatrice Harris

Willie Beatrice "Bea" Harris, 83, of North Little Rock, formerly of Portland, died Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at the Arkansas Hospice Care in Little Rock. A native of Portland but a resident of North Little Rock for the last four years, she was a retired custodian and a member of the New Light Baptist Church in Portland. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Isaac Harris, Sr.; a grandson, Edrick Townsend; her father Mose Cason; two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Jamie Lee and wife Kathryn Harris of North Little Rock and John Isaac and wife Dorothy Harris, Jr., of Dallas, TX; a daughter Flossie and husband Theotis Harris of North Little Rock; one brother, John L. Cason of California one sister, Florene Simpson of Crossett; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Michael Hardy officiating. Burial will follow services at the Portland #2 Cemetery.

JT Lawson

JT Lawson, 36, of Portland died Monday, August 19, 2002, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Born in Memphis, TN, he was a former resident of Dermott and had lived in Portland since 1979. He was a 1984 graduate and valedictorian of Portland High School, a master electrician for Consolidated Electric in McGehee and a member of the Assemblies of God and the Portland Fire Department. He coached Little League baseball in Portland and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Burchfield Lawson; a son, Matthew Lawson; a daughter, Tabitha Lawson; his mother, Pat Lawson; his father and stepmother, Lavan and Darlene Lawson, all of Portland; a brother, William Lawson of McGehee; two sisters, Sandy Brozewski of Poplar Grove, IL, and Tracy Lawson Croswell of Hamburg; and 13 nephews and eight nieces.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 22, in the Portland Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Harris and Bro. Jerry Selby officiating. Pallbearers were Timmy Oliver, Michael Sadler, Dea Hill, Robert Kelley, Tommy Frazier and John Frazier. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Portland Fire Department.

Burial followed services at the Portland Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Gus Pugh Park, c/o Dea Hill, P. O. Box 296, Portland, AR 71663.

Mr. Mitchell Louis Mahfouz

Mr. Mitchell Louis Mahfouz, 73, died Friday, August 23, 2002, at his residence outside hamburg. A native and former resident of Dermott, he had lived in Hamburg since 1976 and was also a former resident of Crossett. A retired pipefitter and member of Pipefitters Local #706, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Jean Morman Mahfouz; a son, John Mitchell Mahfouz; his parents, Mack and Josephine Goodson Mahfouz; three brothers, two sisters and a stepdaughter-in-law, Dian Pruitt.

Survivors include his wife, Ione Lasley Mahfouz of Hamburg; five daughters, Theresa Scallion and Frances Shadle of Pine Bluff, Shirley Keeton of Crossett, Josie Beahr of Hamburg and Micheala "Mickey" Crider of Monticello, MS; one brother, Richard Mahfouz; three sisters, Mable Williams, Christine Haddad and Pearline Mahfouz, all of Dermott; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Fisher of El Dorado; a stepson, Jack Pruitt of Phoenix, AZ; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass was held at 6 p.m. Monday, August 26, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with father Neil Pezzulo officiating. A private scattering of ashes will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207.

John David "J. D." McClain

John David "J. D." McClain, 76, of Hamburg died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at his residence. Born July 13, 1926, in Crossett to David Arther "Red" and Flora Mae McClain, he was a retired carpenter and millwright, an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a Thirty-Second Degree Mason and Shriner and a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God. He loved woodworking and tinkering. He was preceded in death by his father, a daughter, Joyce Ann Stokes, and an infant great-grandson, Shawn Casey Shaddock.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Eloise Cooley McClain of Hamburg; two sons and their wives, John and Debra McClain of Grenada, MS, and Virgil David and Lenora McClain of Pasadena, TX; two daughters and their husbands, Chloe and Gary Farmer of Hamburg and Dorothy and John Scott of Hot Springs; his mother, Flora McClain; two sisters, Maggie Nell McClain and Annie Mae Pennington and husband Levi of Hot Springs; eleven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, August 23, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Justin Uselton, Warren Finney and Steve Franklin officiating. Pallbearers were Rocky Farmer, Wade Farmer, Eric Wall, Tony Wall, Casey McClain, Jason Johnson, and Steven Shaddock. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Marcus Cooley, Wendell Steele, Charles Berryman, Virgil Cooley, Glenn Cooley, Bobby Turner, Sr., James Hamilton, Kenneth Knight, Tommy Johnson, Dewaine Cooley and Bill Nance. Burial followed services at the Egypt Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Virginia Berry Nix

Virginia Berry Nix, 87, of Crossett died Monday, August 19, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born August 14, 1915, to Grover Cleveland and Maud Randolph Berry, she was an assistant office manager with Melton Truck Lines for 20 years. A member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, M. A. Nix.

Survivors include two sons, Melbourne A. Nix, Jr., of O'Fallen, IL, and Tom Nix of Zachary, LA; one brother, Eugene S. Berry of Fort Smith; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Nix, Jeff Bilbo, Rob Nix, Walter McArthur, Randy Warren and Jeff Nix. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Edith Lochala Ridenour

Edith Lochala Ridenour, 85, of St. Marys, GA, died August 1, 2002 at the St. Mary's Convalescent Home. She was born November 3, 1916, to Roddy Monroe and Annie Carter Lochala in Ashley County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ridenour Sr.; one son, John David; and two sisters, Hazel McCaig and Madeline Burks.

She lived in Bastrop, LA, until 1944, when she moved to St. Mary's. She was active in her church, where she taught Sunday School, Training Union, was a member of WMU and taught Mission Friends and GAs. She was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class.

Survivors include one son, Charles Ridenour Jr. and wife Carlene of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter-in-law, Martha Ridenour of Kingsland, GA; one brother, Roddy Lochala of Hamburg; one sister, Kate Murphy of Crossett; 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church of St. Mary's with the Rev. Steve Kegly officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Mary's.

August 21

Mrs. Vivian Graves Berry

Mrs. Vivian Graves Berry, 94, of Fountain Hill died Monday, August 12, 2002, at her home outside Fountain Hill. She was a native and lifelong resident of Fountain Hill, a homemaker and a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Edward Berry, in 1968; two sons, Billy Wayne Berry in 1997 and Harold Brady in 1983; a granddaughter, Diane Bush; her parents, Newt and Maude Horn Graves; two sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include her son, Lorenz Berry and wife Betty of Monticello; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Berry of Fountain Hill; four grandchildren, Patsy Dray of Houston, TX, Gary Brady of West Monroe, LA, Cathy Bradley of Little Rock and Greg Berry of Fountain Hill; and five great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, at the Flat Creek Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Bates officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Dean Graves, Richard Collins, Tim Allison, Danny Mack Graves, Leroy Craig, Thomas Rice and James Stewart. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

John B. Boseman

John B. Boseman, 70, of Crossett died Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born March 20, 1932, in Collins to Jim and Vesta Robinson Boseman, he was an U. S. Air Force veteran, a retired Georgia-Pacific employee, and a member of the North Crossett First Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his adopted parents, John and Myrt Boseman; his brothers, Ernest, Wilson, Homer and Russell; and his wife, Annette.

Survivors include a son, Keith Boseman and wife Karen; a daughter, Karen Johnson and husband Joey; a sister, Ruth Miles, all of Crossett; and three grandchildren, Andy and Amy Johnson and Lindsey Larson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, August 16, in the North Crossett First Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Blaine Beck and Gene Cullum officiating. Pallbearers were Ernie Boseman, Julian Hodge, Andrew Wallace, Glenn Willis, Kelcy Jordan, and Harry Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Morgan, Jr. Lowry, Harold Dean Bonnette, Travis Watson, Bruen Craig, James Holland and Ed White. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Dorothy Wyman Douglas

Dorothy Wyman Douglas, 64, of Lake Village died Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at the St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. Born March 29, 1938, in Fountain Hill to the late Marcus and Floice Watkins, she was a community volunteer and curator of the Museum of Chicot County, Arkansas, a past president of the Ladies Golf Association and a communicant of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and president of the Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Douglas, and a sister, Frankie Craig.

Survivors include two sons, Travis and Mike Douglas, both of Conway; a stepson, Bruce Douglas of LaPlace, LA; two daughters, Floice Knapp of Stillwater, OK, and April Kesterson of Benton; three sisters, Bonnie Hendrix of Hamburg, Inez Craven of Bastrop, LA, and Doris Carpenter of Scottsdale, AZ; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and her dearest friend, Joe Borgognoni.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday, August 16, at the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 17, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Frs. Erik Pohlmeir and Johnson Peramangalath as celebrants. Burial followed services at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Museum of Chicot County, Arkansas, 614 South Cokley, Lake Village, AR 71653.

Barbara Ann Pace

Barbara Ann Pace, 50, of Crossett died Thursday, August 15, 2002, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Living Testament Church of God in Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry D. Pace; and her father, Jeffrey Donaldson.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Gantt of Crossett; her mother, Shirley Carol of Crossett; a brother, Melvin and wife Brenda Lindsey of El Dorado; two sisters, Lillie and husband Travis Moore of El Dorado and Ethel Hawthorne of Minneapolis, MN; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, in the Living Testament Church of God in Christ with Eld. Nolan Phillips officiating. Pallbearers were to be James Hill, Larry Moore, Curtis Lumsey, Steve Lumsey, Willie Norwood and Charles Champion. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Louie Randall Parrish, Sr.

Louie Randall Parrish, Sr., 86, of Star City died Wednesday, April 14, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Born January 31, 1916, in New Edinburg to William A. and Laura Lou Buck Parrish, he was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Crigler and a farmer. He retired from L. D. Long, Inc., in Monticello after 30 years. He served in the CCC camps in the 1930s. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Erwin Parrish; a grandson, Richard Terrell Parrish, Sr., a brother, W. P. "Plez" Parrish, and three sisters, Mildred Erwin, Clara Lee and Lois Owen.

Survivors include a son, Louie Randall "Sonny" Parrish, Jr. and Lawanya, of Monticello; a daughter, Sandra Dee Parrish Dorman and husband Larry of Snyder; a brother, P. E. "Tots" Parrish of Hot Springs; a sister, Gussie Mae Thomson of New Edinburg; four grandchildren, Yvonne Ellen Parrish Shelton, Randall Dewayne Parrish, Patrick Ryan Alexander, and Jacob Parrish Dorman; and eight great-grandchildren, Richard Knox Shelton III, Joseph Randall Shelton, Julie Ann Parrish, Matthew Randall Parrish, Richard Terrell "T. J." Parrish, Jr., Drew Alexander Morse, Carlie Alyce Morse and Cassidy Lauren Alexander.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 17, in the Trinity United Methodist Church in Crigler with Bro. David Ashcroft officiating. Burial followed services at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Star City with arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Star City.

Claude "Good Buddy" Pippen

Claude "Good Buddy" Pippen, 80, of Monticello died Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Hamburg, but a Monticello resident for the past 30 years, he was a former timber worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ned and Fannie Tucker Pippen; three brothers, George, Herbert and Preston Pippen; and six sisters, Maggie Richards, Mattie Gee and Mammie, Laura, O. C. and Senetta Pippen.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Ethel Pippen of Hamburg and many nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Gwain Hammock officiating. Pallbearers were Donnie, Billy and Keith Pippen, Lawrence Tippie, Willie Mays and James Prewitt. Nephews were honorary pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery.

Robertine Thompson

Robertine Thompson, 57, of El Dorado, formerly of Crossett, died August 13, 2002 at his residence. He was born March 7, 1945 to Earnest and Lou Ella Nelson Thompson. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Robert A. Thompson of Crossett and Wendell Thompson and Dorian Thompson, both of El Dorado; two step-sons, Gregory Wheeler and Maurice Gafford, both of El Dorado; one step-daughter, Joyce Andrews of El Dorado; two sisters, Edith Sims Davis of Chicago, IL and Emma J. Scott of Montgomery, AL; three brothers, James Robinson of Bastrop, LA, Haywood Spratt of Chicago and Earnest Thompson of Crossett; 18 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 17, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. B.J. Jackson officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Izeah People, Eddie Colbert, Charles Moore, Charles Bankston, Larry Rogers and Johnny Todd. Honorary pallbearers were Robert A. Thompson, Wendell Thompson, Dorian Thompson, Earnest Thompson, Haywood Spratt, James Robinson, Gregory Wheeler and Maurice Gafford

Verlie Mae Vinson

Verlie Mae Vinson, 73, of Hamburg died Sunday, August 11, 2002, in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Montrose and a Hamburg resident for the past 30 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Curtis; a daughter, Debbie Joe James; her parents, Morris and Arma Givens Vinson; and a brother, Eddie Givens.

Survivors include four sons, Jessie Lee James, Eugene Morris and Thurman Lee Morris of Hamburg and Charles Edward James of Hutchinson, KS: three daughters, Ada Mae Johnson of Monticello and Cloten and Pearlie Mae James of Hamburg; one brother, Obery Givens of Philadelphia, PA; one sister, Bertha Mae Wilson of Milwaukee, WI; 42 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 17, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Frederick Lambert, Larry Harris, Shannon Strickland, Chris Douglas, Eddie Givens, Ricky Givens, Oliver Caldwell, Jr., and Edward Morris. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

August 14

Ralph Glenn Ford

Ralph Glenn Ford, 69, of Hamburg died Saturday, August 3, 2002, in Florence, AL. A native of Hamburg and a former resident of Festus, MO, and Cherokee, AL, he was an U. S. Army veteran, a member of the First Baptist Church in Cherokee and a 32 degree Mason. He worked with Mississippi River Fuel and U. S. Steel Company and was preceded in death by his father, James Everette Ford of Hamburg.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Wernowsky Ford of Florence, AL; four sons, Charles Glenn Ford of Florence, William Ralph Ford and wife Kelley of Florence, Randall Gene Ford of Sheffield and Gregory Dean Ford and wife Jacci of Hamburg; a daughter, Patricia Ford McDonald and husband Charles of Tuscumbia; his mother, Ona Belle Pogue Ford of Hamburg; two brothers, Jerry Ford and wife Shirley of Crossett and David Ford and wife Martha of Hamburg; a sister, Shirley Ford Ray and husband Lonnie of Crossett; a brother-in-law, Charles Wernowsky and wife Merita of Washington, D. C.; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Tuesday, August 6, at the Harris Chapel Cemetery in Cherokee with Rev. Mark Puckett officiating. Burial was in the Harris Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home of Florence.

Willie Mae Jones

Willie Mae Jones, 78, of Crossett died Thursday, August 8, 2002 at her residence. Born April 7, 1924 in Strong to Benjamin Wesley and Minnie Dopson Perry, Mrs. Jones was the pastor, for 35 years, of Northside Oldline Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie O. Jones; a son, Harvel Jones; and a great-grandson, R.J. Jones.

Survivors include one son, Wesley Jones; two daughters, Chestine Uselton and Julia Finney; one sister, Birdell Haynie, all of Crossett; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 10, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Revs. Marty Jones, Warren Finney and Justin Uselton officiating. Pallbearers were Hershel Sisco, Edgar Haynie, Jim Parcham, Jimmy Self, Chris Stafford and Curtis Finney. Interment followed services at the Goshen Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett

G. Leonard Moates

G. Leonard Moates, 66, of Crossett died at his residence on Tuesday, August 6, 2002. Born January 14, 1936, in Clanton, AL, to George W. and Velma Thomas Moates, he was an U. S. Army veteran and a retired construction worker. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Moates, his parents, and a brother, Grady Moates, all of Clanton, AL.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Moates of Crossett; two brothers, James and Monroe Moates; four sisters, Marie Shields and Sue Bryant, all of Clanton, Louise Harris of Louisville, KY and Nell Lockheart of Birmingham, AL; a special niece, Rhonda Kellum of Conway; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie Anthony, Coleman Matthews, Jr., Steve Craig, Bobby Craig, Chris Kellum and Shawn Blake. Burial followed services at the Arkadelphia Cemetery.

Charles Ray Russell

Charles Ray Russell, 77, of Crossett died Wednesday, August 7, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born September 30, 1924, to Buddy and Era Horn Russell, he was a Baptist, an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a jeweler for fifty years with Bob Elliott & Son Jewelers and a member of the Carter/Stephens Hunting Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne Russell.

Survivors include a son, Buddy Russell and wife Denise of Crossett; a daughter, Debbie Holzhauer and husband Gary of Greenwood; a brother, Keith Russell of Kingston, TN; and five grandchildren, Laura, Lindsey and Laiken Russell and Zach and Sage Holzhauer.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Jimmie Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Thomas Glen Childers, Buck Fryar, Dennis Maxwell, Andy Gresham, Ricky Jones, Bob Scisson and Mike Chisholm. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Crossett Riding Club Scholarship Fund, 105 North Arkansas St., Crossett, AR 71635 or to South Main Baptist Church, 2801 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Madge B. West

Madge B. West, 89, of Kissimmee, FL, formerly of Crossett, died Sunday, August 4, 2002, at the Plantation Bay Nursing Home in Kissimmee. Born to Charles Martin and Benar Cupit Spears on November 16, 1912, in New Edinburg, she was a receptionist for Georgia-Pacific and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crossett. She enjoyed playing bridge and dominoes.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Geraldine West of Kissimmee, FL; a sister, Armo Burrow of Lafayette, LA; and three sisters-in-law, Edna West and Lorene West of Crossett and Mary Frances Sutton of Bastrop, LA.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, August 9, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Langley, Jay Strickland, Jason Goodwin, Red Wells, Don West and Ricky Parker. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

August 7

Mrs. Lorene Bowden

Mrs. Lorene Bowden, 87, of Hamburg died Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a retired fire tower worker for the Arkansas Forestry Commission with 26 years of service, a homemaker, and a member of the Gardner Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. C. Bowden, in 1986; her parents, Leonard and Minnie Lee Moore Waits; three brothers, Frank, Harold and L. V. Waits; and one sister, Ruth White.

Survivors include her son, Royce Bowden of Hamburg; a daughter, Judy Withers of Springdale; one sister, Allene Banks of Hamburg; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 1, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were R. D. Selby, Luther Richardson, W. M. Wigley, B. L. Barrett, Robert Burns and Robert Chapman. Burial followed services at the Cleveland Cemetery, with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Dorothy Lee Estelle

Dorothy Lee Estelle, 61, of Hamburg died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Caldwell, TX, and a resident of the Milo community outside Hamburg for the past 42 years, she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, John W. Willard.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Julian Estelle; one son, Robert Estelle and wife Sue of Lacey; one daughter, Penny Corder and husband Eddie of Hamburg; her mother, Elizabeth Willard of Lexington, TX; two brothers, John Willard Jr. of Georgetown, TX, and Tommie Willard of Lexington; one sister, Mary Ford of Rogers; and two grandchildren, Lance and Maci Estelle.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 3, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg with the Rev. Hurley Ashcraft officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard Weatherly, Walter Kassner, Clarence Kelley, Paul Carr, Ronald Seamans, Don Funderburg, William "Buddy" Willard and Doyle Evans.

David Franco

David Franco, the infant son of Lucia Mondragon and Felipe Franco of Hamburg, died Friday, August 2, 2002, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA.

Survivors also include his paternal grandparents, Luz and Carmela Franco of Mexico and his maternal grandparents, Erasmo and Malea Mondragon of Mexico.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Monday, August 5, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Margaret Griswould

Margaret Griswould, 100, of Hamburg died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Smackover Nursing Home in Smackover. She was a native of Union County and a resident of Ashley County until she moved to Smackover, where she had lived for the past eight years. She was a homemaker, a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Arkansas.

Survivors include one daughter Cavie Williams and her husband Lee of Smackover; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.V. Griswould, in 1971; three sons, W.T., Ralph and Lavelle Webb; one brother, two sisters, one great-granddaughter and two great-great-granddaughters.

Grave-side services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 2, at the Promise Land Cemetery with the Rev. Kenny Williams officiating. Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Building Fund, P.O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646.

William Harris Rowe

William Harris Rowe, 78, of Crossett died Monday, July 29, 2002, at his residence. He was born January 14, 1924, in Crossett. He served as an U. S. Marine for 22 years.

Survivors include his wife, Octavia Rowe; one daughter, Pam Rowe and her husband Jesse Pollard, of Metairie, LA; one brother, Bobby Deal Rowe of Monroe, LA; and one sister, Geneve Wilson of Heber Springs.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 5, at 10 a.m. at North Crossett First Baptist Church with the Rev. Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Erwin Rodgers, Bill LaFoon, Sr., Denon Cagle, Bill Lochala, Richard Bates and Lamar Hill. Burial was at Trafalgar Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Kydrin Da-Shawn Smith

Kydrin Da-Shawn Smith, the three-day old son of Keovana Timms and Alvin Smith, Jr., both of Crossett, died Friday, August 2, 2002, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock.

Survivors, in addition to the parents, include a brother, Jhakedric Hawkins of Crossett; maternal grandparents Sherman and Belinda Dawkins of Crossett and paternal grandparents, Jackie Smith, Alvin and Dorothy Smith Sr, and Larry and Sandra Collins, all of Crossett.

Grave-side services were at 1 p.m. Monday, August 5, in the Westview Cemetery with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Lillie Mae Warren

Lillie Mae Warren, 89, of Edmond, OK, formerly of Montrose, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at the Grace Living Center in Edmond. A native of Montrose and an Edmond resident for the past eleven years, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Montrose. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Warren, Sr.; a daughter, Christine Simmons; her parents, Alfred and Hattie Ransom Simmons; three brothers and six sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Otis and wife Virginia Warren of Oklahoma City, OK, and Odell, Jr, and wife Gloria Warren of Montrose; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, in the First Baptist Church m Montrose with Rev. L. C. Barnes officiating. Pallbearers were to be Carlton Wilson, Larry Woods, Sr., Lee Plummer, Ray Leazer, Charles Woods, Matt Webb, Jessie Mitchell, Sr., and William Woods, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were to be Rogers Green, Leon Halley, Henry Carolina, Arthur Wilson, William Woods, Sr., and George Thomas, Sr., Burial was to follow services at the Quinn Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

July 31

Warren Carter

Warren Carter, 35, of Bastrop, LA, died Thursday, July 25, 2002. Born August 23, 1966, to McCoy Carter, Jr., and Jena Black, he was an employee in the construction industry and a member of the Meridian Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of seven years, Sylvia Carter of Bastrop; two sons, Brandon Carter of Crossett and Alexi Zuniga of Bastrop; one daughter, Brittney Zuniga of Bastrop; his father and stepmother, McCoy and Shirley Carter of Crossett; his mother, Jena Black of El Dorado; and two brothers, Tommy and Randle Carter of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Jim Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Alexi Zuniga, Mitchell Gorman, Frank Gorman, Byron Jackson, Randy Smith and Greg McDonald, Burial followed services at the Laran Cemetery in Laran, LA.

Mr. Frank J. Ellingburg

Mr. Frank J. Ellingburg, 77, of Bastrop, LA, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at his residence. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Bastrop for the past 52 years, he retired from International Paper in 1985 after 37 years and was a member of the Twin Oaks Baptist Church in Bastrop, a lifelong member of the VFW and a member of the Stevenson Hunting Club in Beekman, LA. An U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he received a Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Venie Bates Ellingburg, and one sister, Vera Harris.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Mann Ellingburg of Bastrop, a daughter, Rose Tassey and husband James of Hamburg; a son, Billy Ellingburg and wife Sarah of Bastrop; a brother, Floyd Ellingburg of Bastrop; two sisters, Murlene Pamplin of Silsbee, TX, and Sue Harris of Crossett; grandchildren Amy Riels and husband Steven of Crossett, Robyn Landry and husband Jerry of Bastrop, Haley Chavis and husband Timothy of Hamburg, and Christy and Jim Ellingburg of Bastrop; and great-grandchildren, Megan and Justin Patterson of Crossett, Tyler Riels of Crossett, Brittany Landry of Bastrop and Courtney Riels of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Johnny Sanders and Rev. Jimmy Yocum officiating. Pallbearers were Jim Ellingburg, Jerry Landry, Timmy Chavis, Roy Haynes, Glen Nations and Paul Herrington. Honorary pallbearers were Harry Lambert, James Anders and Dr. Robert Lyon. Burial followed services at the Trafalgar Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Trafalgar Cemetery, c/o Ben Lawrence, 859 Ashley Road 105, Montrose, AR 71658.

Hazel Wilson Wallace

Hazel Wilson Wallace, 88, of Hamburg, formerly of Little Rock, Thursday, July 25, 2002, at the Hamburg Leisure Lodge. A former private duty nurse at Baptist and St. Vincent's hospitals and a member of First Baptist Church in Little Rock, she was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Wallace.

She is survived by a son, Robert Wallace and wife Linda of Crossett; a brother, C.R. Brady; a sister, Juanita Watkins of Little Rock; two grandsons, Brent and wife Molly)Wallace of Arkadelphia and Brian and wife Angela Wallace of Cabot; and five great-grandchildren, Will, Nate, Madeline, Josh and Payton.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 29, at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Rev. Beth Waldrup officiating and with arrangements by Griffin Leggett Healy and Roth of Little Rock. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 710 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.griffinleggett.com.

Shelby Williams

Shelby Williams, 61, of Crossett died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the Arkansas Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Born October 26, 1940, in Lincoln County to the late Milliam and Bamma Shelby Williams, he was a member of the Milo Hunting Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lephiew Williams of Crossett; one daughter, Donna Green of Crossett; one brother, David Williams of Woodlawn; two sisters, Marnette White of Pine Bluff and Montez McGriff of Woodlawn; and two grandchildren, Misti Davis of Crossett and Dillon Davis of El Dorado.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, in the Griffin Funeral Home in Star City with Rev. Billy Wright and Thomas McGriff officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Harville, Tom Baldwin, James McGriff, Stephen Williams, Paul Davis and Russ Rodgers. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Watson, James Land, Grady Shivers and Hughbert Williams. Burial followed services at the Friendship Cemetery near Woodlawn.

July 24

Grace Gardner Cox

Grace Gardner Cox, 90, of Crossett died Friday, July 19, 2002, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born July 9, 1912, in Fountain Hill to C. W. "Charlie" and Manie Rhodes Upshaw, she had worked as a nurses' aide and was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James E. Cox of Crossett; one grandson, Mike Brown and wife Pat of Crossett; and two sisters, Fannie Boyd and Vera Gatling of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Jimmie Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Bearden, Bennie Young, Shelton Roberts, Joe Dale Roberts and Buddy Brown. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jeffers

Mrs. Rosie Lee Jeffers, 87, of Hamburg died Friday, July 19, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care in Hamburg. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Jeffers, in 1992; one son, Robert Jeffers; one grandson, Mark Hobbs; two sons-in-law, Alpha Peebles and Billy Hobbs; her parents, Robert and Omalia Burgess Johnson; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include four daughters, Frances Hobbs of DeRitter, LA, Clara Carter and husband Rev. Jerry Carter of Springhill, LA; Mattie Peebles of Thomson, GA, and Betty Wells and husband Charles Wells of Hamburg; a brother, James Johnson of Marion, IL; a sister, Mattie Murry of Murphysboro, IL; twelve grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Barry Carter and Kenny Williams officiating. Pallbearers were James Hobbs, John Hobbs, Allan Wells, Jim Wells, Bobby Brown and Hershell Franks. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery, directed by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center, P. O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Antwan Terrell "Fox" Miller

Antwan Terrell "Fox" Miller, 25, of Monticello died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Monticello for the past three years, he was a former laborer for Drew Foam Co. and was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Fountain Hill.

Survivors include his mother, Cathy "Kat" Miller of Fountain Hill; his father, Johnny Franklin of Lacey; seven brothers, Shawn Keith of Crossett, Jarvis and Marcus Miller, both of Fountain Hill, and John Franklin Jr., Derrick Franklin, Alphonso Franklin and Tyrone Franklin, all of Lacey; one sister, Tonya Franklin of Monticello; maternal grandmother, Bobbie Jean Miller of Fountain Hill; and paternal grandfather, Porter Franklin of Lacey. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Louis Edward Miller II; and his paternal grandmother, Territha Franklin.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 25, at 1 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Nolan Watson officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Pelium Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers will be Robert Wilson, Andre Lamb, Henry Trotter, Cedric Jordan, Reggie Vincent, James Robertson, Eric Woods and Brian Woods.

Hazel Gill Outlaw

Hazel Gill Outlaw, 88, of Magnolia, formerly of Montrose, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Magnolia City Hospital. Born December 30, 1913, in Waldo to the late Frank Harold and Safronie Pullig Gill, she was the retired owner/operator of B.L. Outlaw General Store and a member of Montrose United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Baz Lamar Outlaw. Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Lewis Funeral Home of Magnolia with the Rev. David Watkins officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Warren.

Memorials may be made to Montrose United Methodist Church.

Sharon Alicia Ritchey

Funeral services for Sharon Alicia Ritchey, 54, of Lovington, NM, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, in the Lovington First Baptist Church with Rev. Harry Pittam officiating. Burial followed services at Resthaven Cemetery with Stevens Funeral Home in charge.

Born July 29, 1947, in Malvern, AR, she died July 1 at her home. She married Don Ritchey in Glencoe, NM, on July 29, 1989. She was active in the business of Mhoon Jewelry and was the owner/operator of Pyburn House Bed and Breakfast and Gift Shop. She was active in Lovington Beautiful and economic development and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Don Ritchey; a son, Wayne Vaughan of Lovington; stepdaughters Sabrah Dixon of Albuquerque and Donna Moore and husband Bobby of Lovington; her mother, Christine Parkerson Mhoon of Lovington; and six grandchildren, Tyler Dixon, Tanner Moore, Nathan Moore, Ashleigh Vaughan, Jacob Vaughan and Justin Vaughan. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Mhoon, in 1991; and her grandparents, Dennis and Geraldine Parkerson of Snyder. Memorials may be made to the Vista Care Hospice, 901 E. Bender, Hobbs, NM 88240 or the Lovington First Baptist Church.

Franklin "Frank" Stanley

Franklin "Frank" Stanley, 68, of Wilmot died Friday, July 19, 2002, in Wilmot. He was a lifelong resident of Wilmot, a retired farm laborer and a member of Morning Star Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mattie Stanley; eight sons, Frank D. Stanley Jr., Michael Stanley and Leroy Stanley, all of Little Rock, Roosevelt Stanley of DeSoto, TX, Bobby Stanley of Kenwick, WA, Isaac Stanley of Kansas City, MO, John Stanley of Edwardsville, KS and Luther Stanley of Roseburg, OR; six daughters, Rosie J. Dunn of Wilmot, Emma J. Knight of Compton, CA, Cheryl Okekee of Maryland, WA, Hattie Stanley and Ann Brooks, both of Kansas City, KS and Frankie Stanley of Little Rock; two brothers, Troy Stanley of Wilmot and Roy Stanley of Columbia, LA; one sister, Mattie Alexander of Miami, FL; 50 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Brodie and Zeffie Lee Moore Stanley; one brother, James Stanley; and one sister, Sallie Lou Stanley.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Wilmot with the Rev. Freddie L. Smith officiating. Burial will be at St. Martha Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers will be Curtis Hilliard, William Jackson, Travis Waters and Wayne Mooney.

Bruce Madison Wall

Bruce Madison Wall, 49, of Crossett died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at the U. T. Bowld Hospital in Memphis, TN. Born January 7, 1953, to Carroll and Frankie Jean Harrison Wall, he was a self-employed carpenter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Wall, and his mother, Dink Wall.

Survivors include his wire, Lynn Wall; two sons, Eric and Tony Wall; one daughter, Lindsey Wall; his father, Carroll Wall; one brother, Dickie Wall, all of Crossett; five grandchildren, Hope, Katelyn, Hannah, Scott and Zach; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Revs. David Tohlen and L. H. McCulloch officiating. Pallbearers were Floyd Morgan, Billy Stanley, Steve Ross, Mike Carter, Mike Chisholm and Thomas Glen Childers. Burial followed services at the Carter Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

July 17

Thurman Earl Brown

Thurman Earl Brown, 55, of Hamburg died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Crossett, he had been a resident of Hamburg for the past seven years and was a former laborer of S&B Timber. He was preceded in death by one daughter, LaTasha L. Brown; his parents, Charlie and Addie Lee Fudge Brown; one sister, Floyce Brown; and three brothers, Willie, Charlie and Henry Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Francis Brown; one son, Michael Brown of Crossett; four daughters, Quintisima Warren of Magnolia, Reza Edwards and Delphine Williams, both of Crossett, and Andrea Richards of Milwaukee, WI; three brothers, Danny Brown of Los Angeles, CA, Cornelius Brown of Portland, OR and Bobby Brown of Crossett; three sisters, Ruby Brown Brandy of Chicago, IL, Loyce Brown Mays of Kansas City, KS and Addie Brown Temple of Kansas City, MO; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were planned for Wednesday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Westview Cemetery with the Rev. David Bouie officiating. Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia Ann Rice Burt

Sylvia Ann Rice Burt, 64, of Hamburg died Monday, July 8, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and a resident of the Milo community outside Hamburg since 1964, she was a homemaker, a mother and member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church were she was known fondly to many simply as "Miz Syl." She was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell Burt, in 1988 and an infant brother, Donald Warren Rice.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Burt of Hamburg; a son, Bob Burt and wife Yvonne of Milton, FL; two daughters, Tammy Burt Burchfield and husband Randall and Pollyanna Burt of Hamburg; her parents, Walcie and Mable Sharp Rice of Crossett; a sister, Nancy Meziere and husband James of Hamburg; a brother, Ronny Rice and wife Mavis of Ashdown; three grandchildren, Daniel and Mitchell Burt of Milton, FL, and Chris Streeter of Jonesboro; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Farrell Breshears and Dale Crumby officiating. Pallbearers were Ronny Rice, James Meziere, Jim Meziere, Nick Burt, Dale Streeter, Jeff Blankenship and Aaron Davis. Burial followed services at the Egypt Cemetery, directed by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church Youth Choir Fund, c/o Dale Crumby, 316 Ashley Road 467, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Erma Lee Franklin

Erma Lee Franklin, 69, of Hamburg died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare of Hamburg. A homemaker, a native of Drew County and a resident of Hamburg for the past 46 years, she was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Louis Gene "L.G." Franklin; her parents, James and Nellie Martin Daniels; three sisters, Maggie Miller, Everline Jacobs and Emma Miller; and two brothers, Buddy Hill and Will Daniels.

Survivors include one son, McCoy Franklin of Hamburg; one adopted son, Denzel Franklin of Hamburg; five daughters, Mary Miller and Katie Bonnett, both of Hamburg, Vera Morrison and Daisy Hollins, both of Crossett, and Bobbye Simpson of Monticello; one adopted daughter, Constance Franklin of Little Rock; one brother, Elroy Daniels of Warren; one sister, Mary Miller of Crossett; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were to be held Thursday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ with the Rev. David Bouie and Bishop R.E. Matheney officiating. Burial was to follow services at Mt. Pelium Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers were to be Charles Jacobs, Curtis Jacobs, Dale Ware, Johnny Todd, Clifton Hawkins Jr. and James Hampton.

Mary Lueveina Miller

Mary Lueveina Miller, 64, of Crossett died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Drew County, she was a homemaker, a member of Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ. She had lived in Crossett for the past 33 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Nellie Martin Daniels; four sisters, Maggie Miller, Everline Jacobs, Emma Miller and Erma Franklin; and two brothers, Buddy Hill and Will Daniels.

Survivors include her husband, Willie B. Miller Sr. of Milwaukee, WI; three sons, Willie B. Miller Jr. and Tyrone Dewone Miller, both of Dallas, TX, and James Lawrence Miller of Warren; four daughters, Louise Miller Tucker of Crossett and Linda Faye Miller Duke, Betty Sue Miller Brown and Dorothy Ann Miller, all of Dallas; one brother, Elroy Daniels of Warren; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ with Bishop R.E. Matheney and the Rev. David Bouie officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Pelium Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers will be Percell Freeman Jr., Alonzo Hampton, Jody Harris, Mark Riles, Shaun Hildreth and Marcus Newton.

Audrey Jones Stanley

Audrey Jones Stanley, 86 of Hamburg, was born February 18, 1916. in Amory, Mississippi and died July 7, 2002, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Audrey worshiped at the Hamburg Church of Christ and formerly worshiped at the Bradley Church of Christ and Northside Church of Christ in Lake Providence, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Andrew Stanley; her parents, Eddie and Leona Stanford Jones; a brother Herbert Jones; and a sister Wilma Hankins.

Survivors include her sons, Gerald and wife Sherry Stanley of Lake Providence, LA, and Richard and wife BC Stanley of Gurdon; two daughters, Anne Jones and husband Roy of Monroe, LA and Judy Hattaway of Hamburg; a brother, Dick Jones and wife Vera of Little Rock; three sisters, Louise Fortenberry and husband Ray of Tallulah, LA, Evelyn Johnson of Boulder Creek, CA, and Eunice Odaware of Gillett; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at the Northside Church of Christ in Lake Providence, LA on July 10, at 11 a.m. with V.W. Hayhurst, Joe Sponagule and Woodie Smith officiating. Interment was at the Lake Providence Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald Jones, Mark Stanley, Jerry Stanley, Dr. Gary Stanley, Rick Stanley, and Chaz Hattaway. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Chapman, Oscar Clark, Taylor Hattaway, Terry Jones, and Bryan Pinnell.

Memorials may be made to Beverly Healthcare at Monticello.

July 10

Rose Marie Barnett

Rose Marie Erna Barnett, 33, of Monticello was found June 21, 2002, in the Mississippi River near Lake Village. Born July 16, 1968, in Dermott to Thomas Griffin of Monticello and the late Ann Christine Carpenter Huff Griffin, she was a lab tech and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Huff, and two brothers, Rickey Earl and Jerry Huff.

Survivors include her daughter, Brittany Nicole Barnett of Monticello; her father; five brothers, Michael Huff of North Little Rock, William Huff of Charlotte, Michigan, Thomas Eric Huff and Elvis Griffin of Monticello and Kenneth Eugene Huff of Maumelle; three sisters, Lisa Haynes of Little Rock, Carren Griffin of Monticello, and her twin sister, Rose Mary Wilson of Watson; a very close friend, Donnie Carter; and 17 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel in Monticello with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers were Jackie Etheridge, John Ritcher, Lavan Lawson, John Carpenter, Jr., Alfred Pruitt and Charles Griffin. Burial followed services at the Old Union Cemetery in Ashley County.

Rosie Mae Brown

Rosie Mae Brown, 55, of Crossett died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Litlte Rock. A native of Wilmot, but a Crossett resident for the past 38 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Union Baptist Church in Wilmot. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Octavia Johnson Herman, and one brother, Wardell Herman.

Survivors include five sons, Ricky, Gerald, Willie and Sean Brown of Crossett and Tony Brown of Bastrop, LA; six daughters, Emma Bethea, Debra Brown, Octavia Hill, Shirley Hill, Tonya Morrison and Angela Lewis, all of Crossett; one brother, Charles Kaway of Kansas City, MO; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were to be James P. Johnson, Arthur Walker, Melvin Smith, Lorenzo Harris, Wayne Burns and Tyrone Rodgers. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

W. M. "Buck" Carter

W. M. "Buck" Carter, 90, of Crossett died Monday, July 1, 2002, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Born July 14, 1911, in Crossett to W. D and Katie Johnson Carter, he was a building contractor and a deacon of the Magnolia Baptist Church. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Pearce Carter, and a grandson, Brent Carter.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Carter and wife Madeline of Mobile, AL, and Billy Carter of Grapevine, TX; one daughter, Jeanette Moore and husband Bill of Chatham, LA; two brothers, Eugene and Harold Carter of Crossett; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, in the Magnolia Baptist Church with Bill Moore and Gene Thomas officiating. Pallbearers were Mark, David, Matthew and John Mark Moore, Trent and Charles Carter and Caleb Stark. Burial followed services at the Carter Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Flora Carmenette Hensley

Flora Carmenette Hensley, 73, of Monticello died Friday, June 28, 2002, in the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born May 23, 1919, in Hoenwald, TN, to the late Jessie Dee and Louise Peach Pirtle, she was the widow of Carl Hensley, a factory worker and a member of the Monticello Baptist Temple. She was preceded in death by a son, Garrey Hensley.

Survivors include 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; three brothers, Jessie Wayne and Jimmy Dean Pirtle of Jonesboro and Michael S. Pirtle of Farmington; one sister, Betty Jo Trantham of Monticello; seven grandsons, Brian Hensley and wife Stephanie, Eric, Josh and Derek Hensley, Miles Billings, Anthony Griffith and wife Kim and Garrey Hamilton; two granddaughters, Meagan Hensley and Elizabeth Billings; and two great-grandchildren, Alannah and B. J. Hensley.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, in the Monticello Baptist Temple with Revs. Gary Jordan and Charles Hensley officiating. Pallbearers were Melvin Wayne, Nathan "Skippy" and Robert Lee Hensley, Keith Ladd, Don Kelley, Tye Sharp and Richard Byrd. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Austin, Andy Connard and Robert Luker. Burial followed services at the Lone Sassafras Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

Arlee Jenkins

Arlee Jenkins, 81, of Crossett died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a retired laborer for Georgia-Pacific Sawmill and a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lurlene Jenkins, on March 2; his parents, Joseph Cleveland and Eva Lena Mill Jenkins; four brothers, Clarence, Jessie, Willie Herman and Junior Jenkins; and one sister, Della Croswell.

Survivors include four sons, Bobby and wife Kathy Jenkins, Donald and wife Donna Jenkins and 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 Fred Morin of Kalamazoo, MI; one brother, Joseph Jenkins of Crossett; two sisters, Katie Murphy of Crossett and Verda Mae Rogers of Mayflower; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9, at 2 p.m. at Cloverdale Assembly of God Church with Bros. Brad Elrod and Justin Uselton officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers were Justin Jenkins, Casey Jenkins, James Jenkins Jr., Jim Goode, Steve Bolin, Troy Imus, Shawn Mathis and Greg Murphy.

John Sturgis Kaffenberger

John Sturgis Kaffenberger, 35, of Crossett died Thursday, July 4, 2002. Born May 20, 1967, in Tunica, MS, to Edward J. and Cora Sturgis Kaffenberger, he was a Methodist and a 1985 honor graduate of Crossett High School. He was an entrepreneur and successful business owner and had been involved with computers, software and electronics since age 16. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was particularly fond of coon dogs.

Survivors include his parents, Eddie and Cora Kaffenberger of Crossett; his son, Tyler, of Monroe, LA; one brother, Bruce Kaffenberger of Baton Rouge, LA; three sisters, June Fiola of Kansas City, MO, Judy Bat of Denver, CO, and Angela Austin of Dallas, TX; and his fiancé, Linda Nguyen and her daughter, Taylor, of Monroe.

A memorial service was planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating.

Omer Leonard McMahon

Omer Leonard "Mac" McMahon, 87, of Little Rock died on July 5, 2002. He was born in Columbia, TN, on May 6, 1915, to Dr. Oscar L. and Nora Parham McMahon. After his father's death, his mother remarried and he was raised by a loving stepfather, Dock Odil. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, a sister, Sarah McMahon Whitfield, and a brother, William McMahon.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Virginia Nading McMahon, formerly of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two children, David and wife Katherine McMahon of Little Rock and Linda and husband Bob Wallace of Crossett; four grandchildren, Brent and wife Molly Wallace of Arkadelphia, Brian and wife Angela Wallace of Cabot, Jennifer McMahon Tribble and Kristin McMahon of Little Rock; and six great-grandchildren, Will, Nate, Madeline, Josh and Payton Wallace and Tristan Tribble.

Mac attended Brandon & Hughes Military School in Spring Hill, TN. In the Navy during WWII and Korea, he served on a minesweeper. He spent his entire working career with Swift & Company, retiring after 40 years to pursue his love of woodworking and participating in craft shows throughout Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma. Mac loved to fish and his granddaughter Kristin became his constant companion and fishing buddy. He was a Scoutmaster for many years at the First Lutheran Church, Franklin School and Explorer Post 17 at Oak Forest Methodist Church. He proudly escorted Explorers from Little Rock to the Boy Scout Jamboree at Farragut, Idaho, where they all watched the first landing on the moon in 1969. Mac took great joy in seeing his son become an Eagle Scout. He was an active member of Oak Forest United Methodist Church, past president of the Oak Forest Men's Club and the Fisherman's class. He belonged to American Legion Post 334 in North Little Rock.

A celebration of his life was held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Oak Forest United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Oak Forest United Methodist Church, 2415 Fair Park Blvd., Little Rock, Ark. 72204.

Clinton Roberts

Clinton Roberts, 84, of Crossett died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born September 5, 1917, at Mist to George W. and Vesta Courson Roberts, he was a veteran of the U. S. Merchant Marines, a retired self-employed carpenter for over 40 years and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Shirley Coody Roberts of Crossett; one son, Jerry Dale Roberts of Modesto, CA; two daughters, Pat Brown of Crossett and Diane Roberts of Longview, TX; one sister, Jewell Bryant of Crossett; and one grandchild.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. L. H. McCulloch officiating. Pallbearers were to be Doyle Coody, Jr., David Goodwin, Dennis Goodwin, Bob Roberts, Donald Bryant, LaDon Brantley, Larry Land and Leon Roberts. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Billy Earl Robbins

Billy Earl Robbins, 48, of Crossett died Saturday, June 29, 2002. Born in Crossett June 16, 1954, to Victor Earl and Lucille Ray Robbins, he worked as an electrician. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ray Robbins, and his grandparents, Curnie and Mary Robbins and T. N. and Essie Ray.

Survivors include his parents; four brothers, Victor Wayne Robbins of Hensley and James David, Michael and Richard Robbins of Crossett; two sisters, Margaret Atkins and Rosemary Johnson of Crossett; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, in the Church of God with Rev. Karvin Adams officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie Donaldson, Randy Morgan, and Victor Wayne, James David, Michael and Richard Robbins.

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

Mrs. Edith Oliver Sanders

Mrs. Edith Sivils Oliver Sanders, 75, of Hamburg died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg and Fountain Hill all her life, she was a homemaker, a retired nurse's aide and a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ervin Oliver in 1963 and Hurley Sanders in 1992; her parents, Ode and Dorcus Crossley Sivils; four brothers, Tom, Cordell, Lloyd and Carl Sivils; and four sisters, Audrey Cameron, Opel Yarbrough, and Helen and Hazel Sivils.

Survivors are four sons, Billy Oliver, James Oliver and Jeff Ross of Hamburg and Ricky Ross of Monticello a daughter, Linda Hall of Maumelle; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Revs. Joey Meredith and Orville Clark officiating. Pallbearers were to be David, Mark, Johnny, Timmy, Brian and Jimmy Oliver, Andy and Steven Hall and Jacob Ross. Burial was to follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Buford Gene Sedberry

Mr. Buford Gene Sedberry, 59, of Hamburg died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at his residence north of Hamburg. A native of Montrose, a resident of Hamburg for the past 21 years and a former resident of Crossett, he was a veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a general mechanic for Georgia-Pacific Paper Operations for 38 years, retiring July 1, at which time he was called the Paul Bunyan of GP Crossett Paper Operations. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmie Rowe Sedberry.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Hughes Sedberry of Hamburg; a son, Jimmy Sedberry of Dallax, TX; a daughter Gena Price and husband Ben of Crossett; two brothers, David Sedberry of North Little Rock and Howell Sedberry of Hamburg; three sisters, Carolyn Kelley of Hamburg, Linda Stell of Monticello and Joann Sedberry Stone of Austin, TX; two grandchildren, Emily and Zachary Price; his mother-in-law, Pauline Malloy of Crossett; and a brother-in-law, Woody Hughes and wife Jeanette of Pine Bluff.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, in the South Main Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Gerald Morgan, K. K. Fox, Bill Ferguson, Loyd Collins, Jimmy Norrell and Pete Dawkins. Honorary pallbearers were the general mechanics of Georgia-Pacific Crossett Paper Operations. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, Cancer Research, P. O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Eva G. Sled

Eva G. Sled, 86, of Crossett died Saturday, July 6, 2002. Born March 2, 1916, in Winnfield, LA, to the late George Butler and Clara Williams Rowell, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in North Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Sled; a brother, Carl Rowell; and a grandchildren, Pamela Denise Sled.

Survivors include two sons, James and Bobby Sled of Crossett; one daughter, Maxine Smith of Gary, IN; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Dan Webb, Jimmie Lewis and Jim Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Jackie Parker, Tommy Sivils, Ernie Edwards, Edgar Haney, Byron Jackson and Alan Jackson. Charles Donaldson was honorary pallbearer. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Lula Mae Cope White

Lula Mae Cope White, 86, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Thursday, July 4, 2002. Born November 7, 1915, in Crossett to Andrew and Almedia McDougal Cope, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert C. White; a son, Henry Clay White; and a daughter, Donna Taylor.

Survivors include a daughter, Bettie Black of Coldspring, TX; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Reginald White officiating. Pallbearers were Steve, Mark and Stan White, James Hoot, Michael, Danny, Shawn and Kris Black, Bob Behm, Joe Hollis and Burl Toler. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

July 3

Ollie Ruth Barnette

Ollie Ruth Barnette, 74, of Hamburg died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Bradley County and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life, she was a data processor for Georgia-Pacific for over 30 years and a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Barnette, in 1995; her parents, Jim and Carrie Powell DuBose; one brother, Bobby DuBose; one sister, Oma Smith; and an infant sister, Marie DuBose.

Survivors include one son, Willie Edgar Brennon of Monticello; two daughters, Fran Miles and Diane Miles, one brother, James DuBose; four sisters, Leta Mae Kelley, Rena Tucker, Elise Courson and Betty Murphy, all of Crossett; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer with the Revs. Lawrence Amos and Jerry Grant officiating. Burial was at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Blake Daley, Ralph Miles, Colby Courson, Floyd Stephenson, Buddy Dean and Tony Brantley.

Memorials may be made to Unity Cemetery c/o Keith Barnett, 1710 parkway Drive, Crossett, AR 71635.

James Robert Gaught

James Robert Gaught, 64, of Crossett died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare of Crossett. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a retired laborer of Georgia-Pacific Plywood Mill and a charter member of Pleasant Lane Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one son, Homer Benjamin Gaught; and his father, James Sonny Gaught.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Pippen Gaught; six sons, William Gaught of Cheyenne, WY, Robert Gaught of Joplin, MO, and Eddie, John, Todd and Justin Gaught, all of Crossett; four daughters, Paula McGuire of Jacksonville, FL, and Jamie Stanley, Wanda McGee and Shannon Murphy, all of Crossett; his mother, Pauline New of Port Lavaca, TX; seven brothers, Floyd Gaught of Pittsburg, TX, and Lewis, Terry, Jerry, Charles, Tommy and David Gaught, all of Fort Worth, TX; three sisters, Helen Varnell of Port Lavaca, Bonnie Watson of Fordyce and Bobbie Palmer of Beaumont, TX, a special cousin, N.G. Ray of Hamburg; 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

The remains were cremated. A private memorial service will be held Thursday, July 4. Cromwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Annie Hazeldene Gulledge

Annie Hazeldene Gulledge, 86, of Crossett died Friday, June 28, 2002, at Southwest Nursing Home in Little Rock following a lengthy illness. She was born May 3, 1916 in Enon, the daughter of William A. and Ada Holman Trotter.

She was a graduate of the University of Arkansas-Monticello and a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in Crossett for 32 years. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Crossett. She loved traveling and playing bridge with her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Dick" Gulledge.

Survivors include one son, Richard W. "Dickie" Gulledge and wife Bonnie of Crossett; one daughter, Gail Maloch and husband Jim of Little Rock; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jimmie Lewis and Larry White officiating. Burial was at Rawls Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Edgar Chesser, Hubert Riley, Tommy Rawls, Mike Young, David Young and Harold Glen Young.

Charlotte R. Lucas

Charlotte R. Lucas, 72, of Crossett died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at the Summit Hospital in West Monroe, LA. Born in Harrell on May 8, 1930, to the late John Powell and Hazel Gilbert Hopper, she was employed by the Bemis Bag Plant for 18 years and enjoyed fishing. She was preceded in death by a brother, Powell Hopper, Jr., and a son, Danny Ray Lucas.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Martin Louis Lucas; two brothers, Herman Hopper and Lawrence Hopper, all of Crossett; a sister, Johnnie Faye Roark of Houston, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Mike Rogers officiating. Pallbearers were Ricky, Darren and Martin Hopper, Rodney Kubecka, Travis Rodgers and Larry Rice. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Walter Luther "W. L." McCrory

Walter Luther "W. L." McCrory, 58, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at his home. Born January 10, 1944, in Portland to Rufus Edwin and Sally Jane Porter McCrory, he was an U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a charter member and deacon of the Pleasant Lane Baptist Church and an amateur ham radio operator. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Elton McCrory.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce "Becky" McCrory of Crossett; a daughter, Karen Walters of Crossett; a brother, Jack McCrory of Crossett; and a sister, Lorane Edwards of Minden, LA.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, at the Montrose Cemetery with Rev. Eugene Howie officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the ham radio operators of Crossett. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. W. E. "Hoss" Murphy

Mr. W. E. "Hoss" Murphy, 73, of Hamburg died Friday, June 28, 2002, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Ashley County and a Hamburg resident since 1972, he was a retired Chief Petty Officer for the United States Navy, a retired instructor for Forest Echoes Technical Institute and attended the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh "Buck" Murphy, and two brothers, Robert Dennis and James Edward "Dick" Murphy.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Jones Murphy of Hamburg; three sons, Bob and wife Linda Murphy of Pine Valley, CA, John and wife Marion Murphy of Zachary, LA, and Thomas "Buck" Murphy of Plano, TX; a daughter, Susan Murphy of Little Rock; his mother, Feddie Amos Murphy of Hamburg; five brothers, Ed and Billy Faye Murphy of Hamburg, Harold "Sug" Murphy of West Monroe, LA, Jerry Murphy of Albany, GA, and Doyle Murphy of Bastrop, LA; a sister, Bernice Cunningham of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Amanda Murphy and Angela Cobb; and three grandsons, Ian, Robert and Lewis Murphy.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, in the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Crumby officiating. Pallbearers were John, Buck, Bob, and Dennis Ray Murphy, Tommy and Johnny Ray Clark and Ronnie and Terry Livingston. Burial followed services at the Dailey Cemetery, directed by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Elfa Lochala Watkins

Elfa Lochala Watkins, 99, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born June 9, 1903, in Hamburg to Albert Napoleon and Delia Lochala, she was a telephone operator and a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Watkins, and two grandsons.

Survivors include a son, Albert Ray Lochala; two grandsons, Ronnie T. Lochala and Ricky A. Lochala, all of Crossett; two nieces, Shirley J. Roberts of Crossett and Gloria J. Goodwin of Bastrop, LA; five great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Unity Cemetery with Gene Thomas officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie A. Lochala, Ricky A. Lochala, Hilton Goodwin, Dennis Goodwin, David Goodwin and Matt Owens. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Rubye D. White

Mrs. Rubye D. White, 90, of Montrose died Friday, June 28, 2002, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A native of Ashley County and a Montrose resident for over 60 years, she was a homemaker and active member of the Montrose Baptist Church. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and taught Vacation Bible School and a young married couples Sunday School class when she was in her early eighties. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raz W. White, in 1975; her parents, John and Belle Nolan Ferguson; and four sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include her son, Wash White and wife Bernice of Montrose; a daughter, Ruth White and husband Rickey of Crossett; two grandchildren Steven White and wife Denise of Bentonville and Ashley White and wife Jennifer of Crossett; and two great-grandchildren, Austin Raz White and Emily Frances White.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 30, in the Montrose Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers were David Burns, David Clark, Bruce Johnson, Bob DeFir, Billy Sellers and Wesley Kerr. Honorary pallbearers were Earl Pamplin, Bruce Bond, Ray Woods, R. D. Selby and Bill Sellers. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Montrose Baptist Church, P. O. Box 275, Montrose, AR 71658.

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