April 6

Roby Glen Barnett, Sr.

Roby Glen Barnett, Sr., 74, of Harrison, formerly of Bastrop, LA, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at his residence. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and retired from International Paper Co.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Barnett; three daughters, Gwen Barnett of Crossett, Pamela G. Hammond of Bastrop and Kimberly N. Hunter of Harrison; one son, Roby Glen Barnett of Harrison; two sisters, Lucille Bierbaum of Hamburg and Opal Chapman of Minden, LA; one brother, Charles Barnett of Crossett; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryan and Ollie Barnett; one sister, Allene Christy; and two brothers, Opal Barnett and Robert Barnett.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 30, at Pine Grove Church of God near Bastrop with Revs. Bobby O'Fallon and Charles Carter officiating. Burial was at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop. Pallbearers were Keith Barnett, Tim Barnett, Kenneth Barnett, Randy Pettis, Greg Little, Larry Carter, Jr. and Dwayne Chapman. Honorary pallbearers were R. W. Lloyd, Orville Noble and Ronnie Harper.

John Add Benson

John Add Benson, 71, of Bastrop, LA died Monday, March 28, 2005, at The Terrace in Bastrop. A native of Guthrie, LA, he was born September 16, 1933, to Paul Maxwell Benson Sr. and Rita Marie Tugwell Benson. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, a 32nd degree Mason and a retired deputy city marshal.

Survivors include three daughters, Denise Benson Benefield and husband Tom of Collierville, TN, and Marisa Dru Benson of Bastrop and Paula Kay Benson Hendrix and husband Mitch of Starkville, MS; one son, John A. Benson II and wife Krista of Bastrop; two brothers, Paul Maxwell Benson Jr. of Mer Rouge, LA, and Buford Dent Benson of Bastrop; one daughter-in-law, Linda Benson of Bastrop; two granddaughters, Brandy Lynn Blackman Whitthoff of Syracuse, NY, and Krista Anne Carter of Bastrop; and one grandson, John Clayton Benson of Bastrop.

Grave side services were held Thursday, March 31, at 10 a.m. at Wilmot Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. Pallbearers were Tom Benefield, Mitch Hendrix, Jerry Freeland, Jerald Freeland, Steve Freeland and Johnnie Murphree.

Ann Hopkins Gober

Ann Hopkins Gober, 74, of Wisner, LA, formerly of Hamburg, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro, LA. Born January 14, 1931, in Jones, LA, to Isaac Samuel and Myrtelene Martin Hopkins, she was a member of South Central Baptist Church in Wisner and a former member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hamburg.

Survivors include one son, Ken Gober of Monroe, LA; five daughters, Diane Halcomb and Sharon Ferrington, both of Crossett, Susan Hill of Winnsboro, Carol Ricks of Hamburg and Cathy Smithwick of Pine Bluff; one sister, Novelene Arnold of Winnsboro; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Gober; one son, Ronnie Gober; two brothers, I. M. Hopkins and Sammy Hopkins; and two grandchildren, Kenny and Kevin Halcomb.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church of Hamburg. Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Gill Funeral Home of Winnsboro. Pallbearers were to be Gerald Currington, Rick Ferguson, Brad Ferrington, Keith Ferrington, Lance Hill and Mickey Rice.

Colene Mary Govan

Colene Mary Govan, 64, of Crossett died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Monticello but a resident of Crossett for the past 34 years, she was retired from WAM Industries and was a member of Faith Center Church.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, A. D. Govan; one son, Aaron D. Govan III of Crossett; one daughter, Marlene Sanchez of Little Rock; two step-sons, Reggie Govan of Crossett and Reginald Peyton of Huttig; one step-daughter, Cynthia Hodges of Crossett; four brothers, Melvin Simmons, Jr., Gerald Simmons and Lavadus Simmons, all of Los Angeles, CA, and Esley Simmons of Wilton, GA; two sisters, Marlene Hudson of Hinsdale, IL and Gwen Shorter of Earlton, NY; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Robizine Smith Simmons; and two brothers, Kirkland and Marvin Simmons.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Adkins officiating. Burial was at Huttig Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Horace Ingram, Robert Thomas, Lois Simmons, Robert Thomas, Mark Simmons, Don Franklin and Carlos Washington. Honorary pallbearers were officers and members of Faith Center Church.

Don Lowell Harris

Don Lowell Harris, 49, of Crossett died Thursday, March 31, 2005. Born August 5, 1955, in Crossett to Clifford and Lorene Wooten Harris, he worked in construction for many years, including Williams Welding for 10 years and ICM for 10 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Jennifer Harris Freeman and husband Jeremey of Beaumont, MS, and Melissa Danielle Harris and Marilyn Dianna Harris, both of Crossett; three brothers, Clifford "Sonny" Harris Jr., John Harris and Thomas Harris, all of Ashdown; one sister, Shirley Harris Streeter of Crossett; and two grandchildren, Joshua Caden Freeman and Jenna Nicole Freeman.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Dennis Alexander, Randy Dykes, Ernest Thompson, Greg Chace, Gary Smith and Tom Baldwin.

Carl Richard Manning

Carl Richard Manning, 56, of Crossett died Monday, April 4, 2005. Born February 16, 1949, in Crossett to Ralph and Marie Elizabeth Defee Manning, he was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in West Crossett.

Survivors include his parents, Ralph and Marie Manning of Crossett; one brother, Jessie C. Manning of Crossett; two nephews, Jason and Paul Manning; and one niece, Terry Barnes.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. David Henderson officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Union Cemetery in Sadie, LA.

Beulah Oswalt Moyers

Mrs. Beulah Oswalt Moyers, 92, of Snyder died Friday, April 1, 2005, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. Mrs. Moyers was a native of Morton, MS, and a resident of Snyder for the past 70 years. She attended the Mississippi State Hospital for Nursing. She was a homemaker, a member of the Sardis Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star, Delta Chapter #571 for over 50 years.

She is survived by two sons, Danny Moyers of Crossett and Tommy Moyers of Portland; a special brother-in-law, A. P. Moyers of Snyder; five grandsons, two granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, T. E. Moyers in 2002; her parents, Zebulon and Ina Gertrude Pickle Oswalt, three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 3, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Houston Austin officiating. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were George, Bill, Trey, Greg, Michael, Matthew and Damion Moyers, Emory Austin, and Alan and Jerrad Bickford. Honorary pallbearers were O.L. Swain, Jackie Nelms, David Moyers, Ernest Oswalt, Haskel Lee, Buddy Barnes, and Johnny Hall. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Jane Graves, PO Box 264, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Opal Virginia Rice

Mrs. Opal Virginia Rice, 76, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at the HealthSouth North Louisiana Rehabilitation Hospital in Farmerville, LA. A native and lifelong resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg, she was a lab technician for Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill until retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church where she was active in the Ladies Auxiliary and was the music director of the Mt. Pleasant Homecoming Committee.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Weldon Rice of Hamburg; a son, Danny Wade Rice and wife Janice of Hamburg; two brothers, Jim Meeks of Hamburg and Reat Meeks of Batesville; a sister, Martil Meredith of Augusta, GA; three granddaughters, Farrah Lansdale of Hamburg; Bridget Rice of Conway and Desirae Rice of Hamburg; and two great-grandchildren, Harley and Bryce Sawyer. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Stanley, in 2001; her parents, Robert and Viola Bolin Meeks; three brothers, Joe, Cecil and Preston Meeks; and four sisters, Clara Perdue, Margaret Meredith, Zella Doss and Etta Smith.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at the Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Mark Elliott and Billy Wilson officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Pete, Shane, Shawn and Blake Meeks, Regan, Bobby and Ruben Rush, Johnny and Scotty Richardson and James Robert Meeks. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the HealthSouth North Louisiana Rehabilitation Hospital, 813 N. Main Street, Farmerville, LA 71241.

Billy Wayne Stafford

Mr. Billy Wayne Stafford, Sr., 68, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. A native and life long resident of Hamburg, he worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 42 years until retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church where he served as the Sunday School Superintendent. He was an avid Razorback fan, was active in all youth sports in Hamburg and coached baseball for 48 years. He was a past president of the Woodmen of the World for the state of Arkansas Chapter for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Cason Stafford; three sons, Billy Wayne "Bubba" Stafford Jr. and wife Candy; Scotty Stafford and Joseph Stafford, all of Hamburg; two daughters, Robin Stafford of Hamburg and Gail Stafford Shepherd and husband Eddie of Gould; two step-sons, Glen Cason of San Jose, CA, and Mark Cason of Tunica, LA; two step-daughters, Jennifer Sharpe of Hamburg and Diane Butler and husband Wayne of Natchez, MS; a brother, Jimmy Don Stafford of Crossett; two sisters, Mary Ann Stanley of Hamburg and Nina Howenstien of Houston, TX; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Clauzelle Shelton Stafford.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Southside Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and William Byers officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Don Kelley, Norman Higginbotham, Charles Berryman, Mack Tomerlin, Jr., Herman Pippen, Raymond McGaughey, James Higginbotham, Floyd Fairchild, and Glen Lawson. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church, 1506 Hwy 425 South, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Robert "Bob" Wimberly

Robert "Bob" Wimberly, 69, of Crossett died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a retired log truck driver and a Baptist.

Survivors include four sons, Mickey Reed and Roderick Wimberly, both of Crossett, Sam Briggs of Texas and Charles Williams of Oakland, CA; two daughters, Felicia Ferguson and husband Claude of Roscoe, IL, and Rhonda Barnes and husband Precious of St. Louis, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Opher and Carol Tucker Wimberly; and one brother, Clement Talbert.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Burial was at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Will Rogers, Curtis Boston, Jr., Mike Boston, Carl Lee Tucker, Eddie Colbert and John Lewis.

April 13

Wade K. Brown

Wade K. Brown, 72, of Rockwall, TX, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, in Rowlett, TX. He was born September 25, 1932, in Havana, IL, to Wade W. and Alzada Kenyon Brown. He was in the U. S. Air Force for 22 years and prior to his retirement, he served as a master sergeant.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mildred Brown, a native of Ashley County; four daughters, Gayle McAfee and husband Ted and Cheryl Coleman, all of Rockwall, TX, Jill Hirsch and husband Chris of Shreveport, LA, and Julie Stutts and husband Mark of Royse City, TX; one sister, Sally Kroesch; grandchildren, Shawn, Colin and Spencer McAfee, Angie Smith and husband Jason, Jonathan, Jarred and Aimee Coleman, Christopher, Natalie, Audrey, Olivia, Brown and Faith Hirsch and Sarah, Abby and Lydia Stutts; one great-grandchild, Caden Smith; one aunt, Ruth Kenyon; and two cousins Spud and Jan Brown.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 8, at 12 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Rev. Steve Stroope officiating. Burial preceded the service at 10 a.m. at DFW National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Baylor Healthcare Systems Foundation for the Sammons Cancer Fund, 3600 Gaston Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas, TX, 75046.

Paul Clifford Capps

Paul Clifford Capps, 80, of McGehee died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born October 10, 1924, in DeWitt to John and Bessie Gray Capps, he was a retired farmer and a member of McGehee First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Capps; three sons, Charles Capps of Grady, Larry Capps of Pasadena, TX, and Johnny Carter of Shreveport, LA; two daughters, Rose Montgomery of Cominto and Jamie Russell of St. Joseph, LA; one brother, Haskel Capps of Ralston; one sister, Rosa Lee Eikers of DeWitt; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Harry Capps; one daughter, Patricia Rice; two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 10, in the chapel of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village with Rev. Houston Austin and Rev. Tommy Cunningham officiating. Burial was at Jennie Cemetery. Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Billy Ray Montgomery, Rusty Russell, Chuck Capps, Greg Capps, Jay Lance Rice and Rob Kirst.

Linnie Sue Goodwin Dees

Linnie Sue Goodwin Dees, 81, of Camden died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at the Ouachita County Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Elliott Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Durwood Dees; three daughters, Margaret Bird and husband Denver and Martha Taylor and husband, Dan, all of Camden, and Vera Parker of Hampton; one brother, Bobby Goodwin of Nashville, TN; six grandchildren, Bubba Bird, Mark Bird, Charles Townsend, Teresa Honeycutt, Kim Hopkins and Melanie Tubbs; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 9, at Elliott Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremy Horton. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Proctor Funeral Home of Camden.

William Harper

Mr. William "Red" Harper, 59, of Snyder, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at his residence in Snyder. A native of Kilbourne, LA, a resident of Snyder for the past six years and a former resident of Hamburg and Eudora, he was a retired farmer and logger, a Baptist and an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Maudie Tanksley Harper of Snyder; a daughter, Kim Allison and husband Harvey of Hamburg; four step-sons, Kenneth Pack Jr. of Hot Springs, Ronald Keith Pack and Ricky Joe Pack of Crossett and Donald Pack of Snyder; three step-daughters, Elizabeth Tucker of Snyder and Glenda Brock and Linda Adcock of Crossett; two step-brothers, John A. and Teddy Branstettler, both of Memphis, TN; three sisters, Susan Nuner and Annie Streetman, both of Monroe, LA, and Lucille Hicks of Beebe; a step-sister, Mary Gee of Hamburg; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Harper, in 1997; a son, John Clifford Harper, in 1983; his parents, Kern Harper and John and Estelle Richardson Branstetter and a brother, Louis Harper.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 13, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Charles Pullin and Ricky Pack officiating. Pallbearers are to be David Ladd, Clay Poole, Eddie Hodgkins, Bo Edwards, Mike Martin, Tommy Frank Martin and Jason Allison. Honorary pallbearer is to be Arthur Atkins. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Eudora. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.

James Jerry Mills

James Jerry Mills, 60, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born June 2, 1944, to Otha and Ruthie Beatrice McClain Mills, he retired as a supervisor at Georgia-Pacific after 29 years of service. He served in the National Guard and was a member of Beech Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Charlotte Mills; two sons, Lance Mills and Daniel Mills, both of Crossett; two daughters, Brenda Wells and Katrina Craig, both of Crossett; three brothers, R. M. Mills, Darrell Mills and Burl Mills, all of Crossett; one sister, Carolyn Kelley of Hamburg; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 8, at 10 a.m. at Beech Street Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Moore officiating. Burial was at Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were David Seymore, Pace Mills, Brandon Kelley, Patrick Kelley, Eric Robinson and Bryan Mills. Memorials may be made to Beech Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 500 Beech St., Crossett, AR 71635.

Annie Marie Parks Rice

Annie Marie Parks Rice, 77, of Crossett died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. Born July 29, 1927, in Torn, OK, to Oliver P. and Martha Ann Wicker Parks, she lived in Little River County and was a member of Little River Country Club for 15 years, where she was an avid golfer. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband, Harvey Rice Jr. of Crossett; three sons, David Rice and wife Brenda, Jerry Rice and wife Clarissa, all of Crossett, and Randy Rice and wife Lisa of Milo; one daughter, Elaine Barnstable of DeQueen; four brothers, Jim Parks of Winthrop, O. J. Parks of Parks, Virgil Parks of Utah and Bruce Parks of Texas; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Calvin Rice; one daughter, Linda Gayle Rice; one sister and four brothers.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ with Mark Mosher and Brent Hutsell officiating. Burial was to follow at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were to be Frank Ross, Troy Wisecarver, Tom Akin, Chris Rice, Shane Rice and Leo Wright. Honorary pallbearer was to be Norman Bryant.

Pearlene Doss Sivils

Pearlene Doss Sivils, 72, of Springhill, LA, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at her residence. A native of Hamburg and a resident of Hamburg since 1969, she was a homemaker, a member of Central Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher and was active in the prayer ministry.

Survivors include one son, Ken Sivils and wife Tracey of Springhill; two daughters, Beverly Taylor of Bossier City, LA and Shirlene Hathorn and husband Leslie of Natchitoches, LA; two sisters, Myrtle Sadler of Portland and Rachel Impson of Springhill; one brother, Charles Doss of Springhill; and six grandchildren, Brian Sivils, Heather Sivils, Melissa Ellis and husband Jimi, Todd Taylor, Daniel Collins and wife Vicky and David Collins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Farrell L. Sivils; her parents, Charley Leo and Ida Pearl Farmer Doss; and one granddaughter, Alyssa Faith Ellis.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Dale Strother officiating. Burial was at Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Mortuary Inc. of Springhill. Pallbearers were deacons of Central Baptist Church.

April 20

B. W. Allbritton, Jr.

Mr. B. W. Allbritton, Jr,. 76, of Hamburg, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at his daughter's residence in Little Rock. A native of Cascilla, Mississippi, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 48 years, he received his masters degree from Ole Miss and his advanced masters degree from Southern Arkansas University. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was employed by the Hamburg Public School System for 28 years, serving as principal and superintendent. Allbritton Upper Elementary School in Hamburg is named in his honor. He was an avid supporter of Hamburg High School athletics.

He is survived by his wife, Joreta West Allbritton of Hamburg; a son, Benjamin W. "Benji" Allbritton III of Lake Village; a daughter, Sharon Shuler of Little Rock; a brother, Kenneth Allbritton of Hamburg; a sister, Eula Nell Garrett of Mendenhall, MS; and three grandchildren, Adrian and Cassidy Shuler and Josie Allbritton. He was preceded in death by his parents, B. W. "Skeeter" Sr. and Vivian Wolfe Allbritton; and a brother, Albert Lee Allbritton.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Roy Vaden, Willie Johnston, Kenny Allbritton, Gordon Hennington, James Kenneth West and Jackie Henry. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Barbara Elaine Daugherty

Barbara Elaine Daugherty, 62, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born November 12, 1942, in Olla, LA, to the late Cleve and Onie Killingsworth Jones, Mrs. Daugherty was a homemaker and a secretary for Dirtco, Inc. She graduated from LaSalle High School in Olla. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in North Crossett, where she enjoyed working with children in her Sunday School Class. Mrs. Daugherty enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers, traveling and working with scrap books.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Jerry Daugherty of Crossett; two sons, Jerry Ramsey and wife Jennifer of Crossett and Darren Ramsey and wife Lisa of Bismarck, AR; three daughters, Melinda Mills and husband Mike of Hamburg, Amy Wilkins and husband Jason of Crossett and Jerri Kaye Daugherty of Monticello; one brother, David Earl Jones of Olla; five sisters, Jan "Nellie" Rizzo of Alexandria, LA, Mary McDaniel of Olla, Betty Lou Jordan of Winnfield, LA, Bonnie Poole of Olla and Jennie Craig of West Monroe, LA; and nne grandchildren, Caleb, Jena, Kristen, Julie, Brianna, Valerie, Jasey, Jada and Jaxson. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Claude Wayne Ramsey, two infant children and a brother, Jimmy Lee Jones.

Funeral services were at 10:00 a. m., Saturday, April 16, in the First United Pentecostal Church in North Crossett with Bro. Larry Hickman officiating. Interment followed at 3:00 p.m. at the Olla Cemetery in Olla, LA, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Miss Teresa Gonzalez

Miss Teresa Gonzalez, 24, of Hamburg died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock. A native of Michoacan, Mexico, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 17 years, she was a former student at Hamburg High School and a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

She is survived by her parents, Ysaac and Maria Martinez of Hamburg; three brothers, Pedro Gonzalez of Hamburg; Gerardo Gonzalez of Fayetteville and Isaac Gonzalez of Hamburg; her grandparents, Eloy Martinez and Josefina Cardenas of Mexico and Pedro Gonzalez and Josefina Barajas of Hamburg; a niece and three nephews.

Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Father Eric Pohlmeier officiating. Pallbearers were Abel Mondragon, Valdemar Martinez, Jose Luis Martinez, Remigio Mondragon, Gilberto Mondragon and Eduardo Cendejas. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery.

April 27

Furtis Conley

Furtis Conley, 77, of Milwaukee, WI, formerly of Wilmot, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Milway Nursing Home in Milwaukee. She was a homemaker and member of Second Baptist Church of Wilmot.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Raymond Conley Sr.; eight sons, Jack Felton and wife Willie, Gregory Conley and wife Kathy and Patrick Conley and wife Sherron, all of Milwaukee, Raymond Conley Jr. and wife Geraldine of Memphis, TN, Alfred Conley of Little Rock, Michael Conley of Dallas, TX and Anthony Conley and wife Terri of Fort Worth, TX; seven daughters, Loyce Robinson and husband Larry, Dorothy Mitchell and husband Ivory, Lauretta Waters and husband Jerry, Helen Callahan and husband Ozie, Eva Duncan and Barbara Walker, all of Milwaukee, and Gloria Mayfield of Little Rock; one step-son, Thurman Shaw and wife Lora of Wilmot; two brothers, Rochell Robinson of Jones, LAm and Luther Robinson of Bastrop, LA; and three sisters, Essie White of Madison, WI, Maggie Moore of Jones and Ruby Keys of Memphis, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Coleman and Alberta Robinson; one son, Donald Ray Conley; three brothers, Lee Edward, Limmie and J. B. Robinson; and one sister, Tisha Johnson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church with Rev. L. M. Christian officiating. Burial was at Second Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Jason Waters, Thurnell Hymes, Michael R. Conley, Mark Duncan, Justin Hymes and Jerry Waters Jr.

Jean Johnson Dunn

Jean Johnson Dunn, 62, of Crossett died Saturday, April 23, 2005. Born in Warren to Mr. and Mrs. Willis Johnson of Crossett, she spent most of her early years in Crossett. She spent many years as a freelance interior designer in Crossett and New York, NY. Her later business pursuits included Jean Dunn Antiques in Savannah, GA, Generations Antiques in Crossett and as a sales representative for Haverty's of Monroe, LA.

Survivors include one son, Gregory Dunn of Dallas, TX; one daughter, Shawn Dunn Davis of Crossett; one sister, Sandra Johnson Shellnut of Pass Christian, MS; seven grandchildren and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dickie Dunn.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, May 1, at 4 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Crossett. Visitation will be held at the church at 3 p.m. A reception will be held in the parish hall. Burial will be at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 795, Crossett, AR 71635, or Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.

Sarah Marguerite Groves

Sarah Marguerite Groves, 89, of Warren, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Wagnon Place Nursing Home. Born April 20, 1916, in Meridan, MS, to Leslie Littleton Kelly and Cepha Ellis Kelly. She was the owner and operator of Groves Grocery, a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God.

Survivors include one son, Edward Lee Groves of Warren; one daughter, Sarah Emilie Groves Jones of New Edinburg; one brother, Floyd L. Kelley of Portland; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Washington groves; five brothers, James Kelly, Joe Kelly, Robert Kelly, Harvey Ray Kelly and Charles Spencer Kelly; and one sister, Thelma East.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren. Burial was to follow at Moseley Cemetery.

Ronald Howard King

Mr. Ronald Howard King, 50, of Hamburg died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at his residence outside of Hamburg. A native of Chicago, IL, and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life, he was a truck driver for R. Thompson, Inc., and a veteran of the United States Army. He attended the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Moss King of Hamburg; three sons, Timothy King and wife Christi of Hamburg; Clifton King of Hardy, and Chad King and wife Mary Lou of Crossett; a daughter, Kimberly Ann King of Hamburg; a step-daughter, Lisa Chestnut of Epps, LA; a brother, Dennis Lee King and wife Tonia of Crossett; three sisters, Linda Kelley and husband Louis of Hamburg, Brenda Sutton and husband Johnny of Hardy, and Joann Ward and husband L.W. of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Cydnee Lorolei King and Chloe Landry King; three step-grandchildren, Brittney Thomas, Katelyn Hood and Ryan Chestnut; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Venita Sue Nichols King; a niece, Linda Kay Jones; and two great-nieces, Kristin and Kasey Jones.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian Bolin, Jonathan Carr, Kenny Tharp, Johnny King, Jeff Ward and Eugene Slocum. Honorary pallbearers were James Thompson, Lonnie Walters and Joe King.

Carrol N. Morris

Carroll N. Morris, 82, a native and long-time resident of Shreveport, LA, died on April 17, 2005. Funeral services were at the Frost Chapel of First Baptist Church in Shreveport at 2:00 on Wednesday, April 20, with Ray Boswell and Dr. Greg Hunt officiating. Burial was in the family plot at Forest Park Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mervin Benson Morris, formerly of Hamburg; two daughters, Ellen Patridge and husband James C. Patridge of Fort Smith and Julie and husband, Dr. Robert K. Watson of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, Jennifer Walker and her husband, Josh, Clay Patridge, Sarah Watson, Kent Watson, and Jeff Watson; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was born on June 19, 1922, in Shreveport. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Shreveport, serving as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and in other areas. He graduated from C. E. Byrd High School in 1939. He was a member of the class of 1944 at Texas AandM University where he received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 1947 following service in the U. S. Army during World War II. He joined the enlisted Reserve Corps in 1942 while at Texas AandM was called to active duty in 1943 and served as an officer in General Patton's Third Army heavy artillery in the ETO. He was later recalled to active duty in 1951 during the Korean Conflict. After 32 years of service with the U.S. Army, both active and reserve, he retired in 1974 with the rank of colonel. He retired from Cities Service Company in 1983 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after 36 years of service in the engineering and production divisions. He returned to Shreveport in 1987.

He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a registered professional engineer in the states of Louisiana and Oklahoma, the Retired Officer Association, the Reserve Officer Association, the U.S. Field Artillery Association, the American Philatelic Society, the Association of Former Students of Texas AandM University, the 12th Man Foundation, the Texas AandM Club of North Louisiana, and the Civil War Roundtable. He was an Eagle Scout and a charter member of the Order of the Arrow of Norwela Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Morris was preceded in death by his parents, William C. Morris and Clio Nicholson Morris, and a brother, William C. Morris, Jr.

Pallbearers were his three grandsons, Clay Patridge, Kent Watson and Jeff Watson, and James Bolton, Kent Colvin, John Landon, Bill Morris, Lee Morris, Art Ogletree and Nolan Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Bray, Dr. John Hall, Marvin Jones, Hubert Joyner, Mac McClung, Larry Renfro, Bill Sandifer, Paul Walker, Dr. Robert Wilson and the Joyful Seekers Sunday School Class.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Shreveport or the American Heart Association.

Willie Mae Bell Perkins

Willie Mae Bell Perkins, 73, of Crossett died Saturday, April 23, 2005 at her residence. Born August 20, 1931, in Kingsland to her parents, John Cleveland and Donia Caroline O'Banion Bell, she was a homemaker and a member of Green Meadows Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. She enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer Lee Perkins; three daughters, Linda Rice of Pine Bluff, Teresa Slack of Bastrop, LA and Wilma Wooten of Crossett; one brother, Clifton Bell of Pine Bluff; four sisters, Eloise Reed, Annette Seamans, Ruby Parrish and Lois Sebourn, all of Pine Bluff; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Vickie Reams; three brothers, Otis Bell, Billy Bell and Bobby Bell; and one sister, Louise Allred.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Roy Craig officiating.

Irene Barbetta Jooss Rader

Irene Barbetta Jooss Rader, 68, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 20, in Little Rock. Born May 24, 1936, in Germany to Daniel and Luise Cheleus Jooss, she retired from Chase Bag Co. after 32 years of employment and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, John Franklin Rader; one son, David John Rader of Birdsboro, PA; three sisters, Anne Schwartz of Hegins, PA, Luise Deitzel of Neckarsteinarch, Germany and Gertie Korner of Bruhl, Germany; and one grandson, Jordan Rader of Birdsboro.

She was preceded in death by one son, Daniel James Rader; two brothers and one sister.

A memorial service was held Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 500 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635, or to the American Cancer Society.

Aaron Swafford

Aaron Swafford, 83, of Crossett died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at his residence. Born March 29, 1922, in Qulin, MO, he was a retired iron worker-welder, a member of Local 710, a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Ross Swafford; two sons, Phillip Ross of Crossett and Richard Swafford of Woonsocket, RI; and one sister, Pansy Ross of Poplar Bluff, MO.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Rev. Robin Allen officiating. Burial was to follow at Rolfe Cemetery under the direction of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello. Pallbearers are Ervin Rodgers, Terry Swafford, Tommy Swafford, Lamar Hill, Jerry Swafford and James Ross. Honorary pallbearers are Chester Anders, William Driver, Cecil Parmentier, Lloyd Pennington and Bill LaFoon.

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