February 2

Allie Carpenter Carter

Mrs. Allie Carpenter Carter, 93, of Hamburg died Saturday, February 5, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and life long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker, worked at Foote's Grocery Store for many years and was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Rev. Jerry Carter of Minden, LA, and Robby Carter of Crossett; a daughter, Maxine Lovett of Hamburg; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ervin Carter, in 1984; a granddaughter, Cheryl Alice Carter; a great-grandson, Jonathan Lewis Hinkle; her parents, Newton and Carrie Carter Carpenter, two brothers and two sisters,

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, February 7, at the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Barry Carter, Joel Meredith and Danny Kennedy officiating. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Barry, Dennis, David and Micah Carter, Kenneth, Glen and Josh Lovett and Carter Hinkle. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1310 N. Cherry Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Marion Clark

Mr. Marion Clark, 67, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Jena, LA, a resident of Hamburg for the past 20 years and a former resident of Houston, Texas, he was a retired service technician for the Liquid Carbonic Gas Company in Houston. He was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Houston, and he attended the Church of the Redeemer. He loved music, fishing and playing the guitar.

He is survived by his companion, Maxie Bozeman Carpenter of Hamburg; three sons, Bruce, Ricky and Louvin Clark; a daughter, Darlene Tillery, all of Houston; three sisters, Bernice Thompson of Jena, LA, and Gladys Tarver and Diane Clark both of Humble, Texas; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by Mrs. Maxie Carpenter's family, including her four sons Willie Mack, Charles and Pete Carpenter, all of Hamburg, and Hack Carpenter of Crossett; her eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Philip and Elmer Clark; two brothers, Johnny and Perry Clark; and three sisters, Missouri Barker, Ernestine Swindell and Ellie Rutledge.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, February 4, at the Church of the Redeemer with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers were Hack, Thomas, Jason, Justin, Charles, Pete and Willie Mack Carpenter and Kevin Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Bozeman, Lynn Lansdale and James Allen. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Redeemer, PO Box 150, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Kyle Jacob Craig

Kyle Jacob Craig, of Hamburg, infant son of Casey and Julie Harville Craig, died Friday, February 4, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Casey Glen Craig, Jr and a sister, Myka Raygen Craig; his paternal grandparents, Timmy Craig of Hamburg and Teresa Swan of Louisiana; his maternal grandparents, Mike and Beverly Hollis Harville; his great-grandparents, Jerry and Shelma Craig, all of Hamburg; James and Gwen McClain of Monticello, Ralph and JoAnn Hollis of Fountain Hill and Maxine Harville Wallace of Hamburg; his great-great-grandmother, Armetta Holland; an uncle, Michael Harville and two aunts, Ashley Tippen and husband, Ron, and Marilee Harville all of Hamburg.

Grave-side funeral services and burial were be 10 a.m., Monday, February 7, in the Flat Creek Cemetery with Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg

C. B. Cunningham

C. B. Cunningham, 79, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, January 31, 2005, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. Born January 29, 1926, in Monticello, he was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church of Bastrop and retired from International Paper Co. after 43 years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lela Alice Cunningham; two daughters, Cheryl Hall and husband Danny and Lisa Cox and husband James; one son, James Cunningham and wife Audrey, all of Bastrop; two brothers, Robbie Cunningham and wife Bernice and Morris Cunningham and wife Lillian, all of Hamburg; six sisters, Pauline McNeice and husband Vernon of Crossett, Marcile Hill and husband Billy, Climmie Palumbo, Madie Carpenter and Austaline Croswell and husband Lynn, all of Hamburg, and Connie Van Hook and husband Bill of Beeville, TX; four grandsons, Casey Hall and wife Holley, Jacob Cunningham, Seth Cunningham and Ethan Cox, all of Bastrop; two granddaughters, Courtney Hall of Lake Charles, LA and Haleigh Cox of Bastrop; and one great-grandchild, Kolby Bush of Bastrop. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Thomas and Viola Cunningham; and one brother, Donald Cunningham.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 2, at 2 p.m. at Central Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Britt Dupree and Lynn Townsend officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. Pallbearers were Casey Hall, Jacob Cunningham, Seth Cunningham, Ethan Cox, Benny McDougald and Phillip McCready. Honorary pallbearers were R. W. Lloyd, Dr. Robert Lyon and members of the Social Security Hounds Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to the Central Missionary Baptist Church.

Robert Allen Gardner

Robert Allen "Bob" Gardner, 85, of Seattle, Washington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 30, 2005. He was born October 11, 1919, in Milo, Arkansas, and grew up in Parkdale. After graduating from high school, he attended college at Arkansas AandM College and Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway. At age 20 he played semi-pro baseball in Pine Bluff with the Pine Bluff Judges, a farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was also a devoted fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

He joined the army during World War II and served in the Pacific Theater. He was directly involved in ground combat against the Japanese army on the islands of Saipan, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima. He was on Tinian, where atomic bombs were placed aboard the aircraft "Enola Gay" for war-ending bombing missions to the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Prior to the end of World War II, he married Aline Fabbio from Seattle, and they made their home in the Queen Anne District of Seattle, where they remained for nearly 55 years. Bob was a retired banker with a career spanning from 1945 until 1986. He served in numerous professional organizations, including the American Institute of Banking (A.I.B.), Lions Club, United Way, Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters, and he was very active in the Queen Anne Baptist Church. He was an active Mason, serving as Worshipful Master for the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge. Bob enjoyed all sporting events, and he enjoyed participating in senior mini-triathalons, winning bronze, silver, and gold medals.

He is survived by his wife Aline Gardner of Seattle, a daughter, Susan Gardner Lucier of San Francisco, CA; a son, Greg Gardner of San Diego, CA; two brothers, William Gardner and wife Mary Kay of San Ramon, CA, and Frank Gardner and wife Mary of Little Rock; and two sisters, Martha Gardner Sealander of Little Rock and Mary Ann Gardner Sacco and husband Al of North Little Rock, and many special nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Jewel Gardner, and three brothers Edward Gardner, Ralph Gardner (his twin), and Jack Gardner.

A memorial service was held in Seattle on February 5. His final resting place will be in the Gardner family plot next to his twin brother in the Egypt Cemetery near Hamburg.

Mr. Roy R. Gilley

Mr. Roy R. Gilley, 60, of Bastrop, LA, died Friday, February 04, 2005 at the LSU Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A. native of Mangham, LA; a resident of Bastrop for many years and a former resident of Crossett, he was a truck driver; a Baptist and a veteran of the Louisiana National Guard.

He is survived by two sons, Jimmy D. Gilley of Springhill, LA, and Joe A. Gilley of Greenbrier; a daughter, Judy Brazier of Crossett; a special friend, Mary Alexander of Monticello; his mother, Jannie Weathers Gilley of Bastrop; four brothers, Larry Gilley of Bastrop, Glen Gilley of Camden, TN, Eugene Gilley of Rogers, and Keith Gilley of Simsboro, LA; four sisters, Dot Washington of Bastrop, Jo McCollough of Hamburg, Marie McCoach of Alexander, VA, and Martha Gilley of Bastrop; nine grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Mitch Gilley.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday February 6, in the Church of the Redeemer with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steven Saiz, R. J., Dewayne and James Gilley, Rick Washington and Philip Tanksley. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Virgil Van Johnston

Virgil Van Johnston, 71, of Crossett died Friday, February 4, 2005. Born October 27, 1933, to Jason Webster "J. W." and Trudia Sipes Johnston in Rowel., he was a U. S. Army veteran and retired as a mechanic from Georgia-Pacific after 26 years of service. He enjoyed woodworking , hunting, fishing, camping and was an avid gardener. He was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Klick Johnston; four daughters, Sherril Dixon, Catherine Bardin, Vanessa Kay, Michelle Withers; two sons, Billy Noble Sr. and James L. Noble Sr., all of Crossett; two sisters, Berniece Burleson and his twin sister, Margaret Ann McFalls, both of Star City; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Lois Lindsey; two brothers, Charles E. Johnston and Embry R. Johnston; and one granddaughter, Cori Withers.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 7, at 10 a.m. at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Burial was at Carter Cemetery in Rowell under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Kevin Miller, Billy Noble Jr., Terry Stinson, Kenneth Stinson, Wendel Johnston and Van Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Buck Thompson and Bill Dehart.

Carra Mae Smith

Carra Mae Smith, 88 of Hamburg, formerly of El Dorado, died Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 8, 1916, in Chidester, to William Monroe and Velma Wheelington Frizzell, she was a homemaker and attended Marrable Hill Chapel in El Dorado.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda J. Calloway of Hamburg and Marilyn S. Bolin of Murfreesboro, TN; one sister, Theola Smith of Haynesville, LA; and a grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Smith.

Grave-side services were held Thursday, February 3, at Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors of El Dorado. Memorials may be made to the Union County Animal Protection Society, 1000 Sunset Road, El Dorado AR 71730.

Jeremy Steven Ross

Jeremy Steven Ross, 24, of Crossett died Saturday, February 5, 2005. Born September 11, 1980, in Bastrop, LA, to Steve Michael Ross and Lisa Harris, he worked in construction and sales and attended First Baptist Church of West Monroe, LA. He was an avid golfer and hunter.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Steve and Julia Ross of Crossett; his mother, Lisa Harris Gallaway of West Monroe; and his grandparents, J. W. and Nancy Harris and Phyliss Ross, all of Crossett. He was preceded in death by one brother, Eric Michael Ross; one aunt, Shelley Lynn Harris; one uncle, George Ross; and grandfather, Ed Ross.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, February 8, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Bro. Kirk Hall officiating. Burial was to follow at Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jed Counselman, Tracy Jenkins, Caden Bailey, Mickey Oldham, Jonathan Griffin, Ty Tillman, John Jackson, James Davis, Tony Wall and Danny Wall.

Margaret Sparks

Margaret Sparks, 90, of Portland died Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. She was a lifelong resident of Portland, a homemaker and a member of Brown Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Annie Bryant of El Dorado and Mary Brent of Sumato, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Sparks; three brothers, M. C., Samuel and Jim Bryant; and one sister, Armetta Washington.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 4, at 11 a.m. at Brown Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Meadows officiating. Burial was at Portland No. 2 Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Larry Woods, Kenneth Stubblefield, Charles Bynum, Larry Robinson, Marcus Johnson and Javarus Curtis.

Ellisene H. Spencer

Mrs. Ellisene H. Spencer, 84, of Hamburg died Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and life long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and worked for the ASCS office in Hamburg for many years. She was a former director of the Area Agency on Ageing and a former City Clerk of Hamburg. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Rolf Whitlow Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by a daughter, Jo Ellen Stanfield and husband Larry of Pine Bluff; a brother, Pat Hoy of New York City, NY; two grandchildren, Brian Stanfield of Batesville and Kathryn Mays of Fayetteville; and four great-grandchildren, Garrett, Amber, Nathan and Callin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Spencer, in 1991; her father, Alberto Harriman and her mother, Nan Jo Hundley Harriman Hoy; and two brothers, Willard and A. W. Harriman.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 5, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Spivey, Fay Pounds, Tim Willis, Bobby Davis, Don Hartley, Shelby Harrod, Billy Veazey and Gordon Hennington. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Rolf Whitlow Sunday School Class. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 202 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Moses Summerville

Moses Summerville, 83, of Crossett died Monday, January 31, 2005, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. He was retired from the Georgia-Pacific Plywood Mill and was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as director of music for over 40 years and was a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years. He was superintendent of music for the Southeast Arkansas District Singing Union and was one of the founders of Community Singing and was the founder of the Keystone Gospel Singers. He was recently honored by the National Quartet Convention in Birmingham, AL.

Survivors include one son, Willie T. Summerville of Champaign, IL; four daughters, Ruby Summerville Dickinson of St. Louis, MO, Annie Summerville and Sarah Summerville Brown, both of Crossett, and Bertha Sue Summerville of Urbana, IL; two sisters, Edith Summerville Trotter of Oakland, CA, and Elizabeth Jacques of San Francisco, CA; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren; and two very special friends, Cora Crawford and Deloris Whaley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora Summerville; his parents, Enoch and Susie Harris Summerville; four brothers, five sisters and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Charles Brown, Darryl Gilbert, Kewsi Gilbert, Steven Summerville, Derrick Summerville and Reginald Patton. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of New Bethel Missionary Baptist church, the New Bethel Senior Choir, Keystone Gospel Singers and officers of the Southeast Arkansas District Singing Union.

February 9

Allie Carpenter Carter

Mrs. Allie Carpenter Carter, 93, of Hamburg died Saturday, February 5, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and life long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker, worked at Foote's Grocery Store for many years and was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Rev. Jerry Carter of Minden, LA, and Robby Carter of Crossett; a daughter, Maxine Lovett of Hamburg; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ervin Carter, in 1984; a granddaughter, Cheryl Alice Carter; a great-grandson, Jonathan Lewis Hinkle; her parents, Newton and Carrie Carter Carpenter, two brothers and two sisters,

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, February 7, at the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Barry Carter, Joel Meredith and Danny Kennedy officiating. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Barry, Dennis, David and Micah Carter, Kenneth, Glen and Josh Lovett and Carter Hinkle. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1310 N. Cherry Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Marion Clark

Mr. Marion Clark, 67, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Jena, LA, a resident of Hamburg for the past 20 years and a former resident of Houston, Texas, he was a retired service technician for the Liquid Carbonic Gas Company in Houston. He was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Houston, and he attended the Church of the Redeemer. He loved music, fishing and playing the guitar.

He is survived by his companion, Maxie Bozeman Carpenter of Hamburg; three sons, Bruce, Ricky and Louvin Clark; a daughter, Darlene Tillery, all of Houston; three sisters, Bernice Thompson of Jena, LA, and Gladys Tarver and Diane Clark both of Humble, Texas; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by Mrs. Maxie Carpenter's family, including her four sons Willie Mack, Charles and Pete Carpenter, all of Hamburg, and Hack Carpenter of Crossett; her eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Philip and Elmer Clark; two brothers, Johnny and Perry Clark; and three sisters, Missouri Barker, Ernestine Swindell and Ellie Rutledge.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, February 4, at the Church of the Redeemer with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers were Hack, Thomas, Jason, Justin, Charles, Pete and Willie Mack Carpenter and Kevin Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Bozeman, Lynn Lansdale and James Allen. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Redeemer, PO Box 150, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Kyle Jacob Craig

Kyle Jacob Craig, of Hamburg, infant son of Casey and Julie Harville Craig, died Friday, February 4, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Casey Glen Craig, Jr and a sister, Myka Raygen Craig; his paternal grandparents, Timmy Craig of Hamburg and Teresa Swan of Louisiana; his maternal grandparents, Mike and Beverly Hollis Harville; his great-grandparents, Jerry and Shelma Craig, all of Hamburg; James and Gwen McClain of Monticello, Ralph and JoAnn Hollis of Fountain Hill and Maxine Harville Wallace of Hamburg; his great-great-grandmother, Armetta Holland; an uncle, Michael Harville and two aunts, Ashley Tippen and husband, Ron, and Marilee Harville all of Hamburg.

Grave-side funeral services and burial were be 10 a.m., Monday, February 7, in the Flat Creek Cemetery with Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg

C. B. Cunningham

C. B. Cunningham, 79, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, January 31, 2005, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. Born January 29, 1926, in Monticello, he was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church of Bastrop and retired from International Paper Co. after 43 years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lela Alice Cunningham; two daughters, Cheryl Hall and husband Danny and Lisa Cox and husband James; one son, James Cunningham and wife Audrey, all of Bastrop; two brothers, Robbie Cunningham and wife Bernice and Morris Cunningham and wife Lillian, all of Hamburg; six sisters, Pauline McNeice and husband Vernon of Crossett, Marcile Hill and husband Billy, Climmie Palumbo, Madie Carpenter and Austaline Croswell and husband Lynn, all of Hamburg, and Connie Van Hook and husband Bill of Beeville, TX; four grandsons, Casey Hall and wife Holley, Jacob Cunningham, Seth Cunningham and Ethan Cox, all of Bastrop; two granddaughters, Courtney Hall of Lake Charles, LA and Haleigh Cox of Bastrop; and one great-grandchild, Kolby Bush of Bastrop. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Thomas and Viola Cunningham; and one brother, Donald Cunningham.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 2, at 2 p.m. at Central Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Britt Dupree and Lynn Townsend officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. Pallbearers were Casey Hall, Jacob Cunningham, Seth Cunningham, Ethan Cox, Benny McDougald and Phillip McCready. Honorary pallbearers were R. W. Lloyd, Dr. Robert Lyon and members of the Social Security Hounds Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to the Central Missionary Baptist Church.

Robert Allen Gardner

Robert Allen "Bob" Gardner, 85, of Seattle, Washington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 30, 2005. He was born October 11, 1919, in Milo, Arkansas, and grew up in Parkdale. After graduating from high school, he attended college at Arkansas AandM College and Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway. At age 20 he played semi-pro baseball in Pine Bluff with the Pine Bluff Judges, a farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was also a devoted fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks.

He joined the army during World War II and served in the Pacific Theater. He was directly involved in ground combat against the Japanese army on the islands of Saipan, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima. He was on Tinian, where atomic bombs were placed aboard the aircraft "Enola Gay" for war-ending bombing missions to the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Prior to the end of World War II, he married Aline Fabbio from Seattle, and they made their home in the Queen Anne District of Seattle, where they remained for nearly 55 years. Bob was a retired banker with a career spanning from 1945 until 1986. He served in numerous professional organizations, including the American Institute of Banking (A.I.B.), Lions Club, United Way, Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters, and he was very active in the Queen Anne Baptist Church. He was an active Mason, serving as Worshipful Master for the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge. Bob enjoyed all sporting events, and he enjoyed participating in senior mini-triathalons, winning bronze, silver, and gold medals.

He is survived by his wife Aline Gardner of Seattle, a daughter, Susan Gardner Lucier of San Francisco, CA; a son, Greg Gardner of San Diego, CA; two brothers, William Gardner and wife Mary Kay of San Ramon, CA, and Frank Gardner and wife Mary of Little Rock; and two sisters, Martha Gardner Sealander of Little Rock and Mary Ann Gardner Sacco and husband Al of North Little Rock, and many special nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Jewel Gardner, and three brothers Edward Gardner, Ralph Gardner (his twin), and Jack Gardner.

A memorial service was held in Seattle on February 5. His final resting place will be in the Gardner family plot next to his twin brother in the Egypt Cemetery near Hamburg.

Mr. Roy R. Gilley

Mr. Roy R. Gilley, 60, of Bastrop, LA, died Friday, February 04, 2005 at the LSU Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A. native of Mangham, LA; a resident of Bastrop for many years and a former resident of Crossett, he was a truck driver; a Baptist and a veteran of the Louisiana National Guard.

He is survived by two sons, Jimmy D. Gilley of Springhill, LA, and Joe A. Gilley of Greenbrier; a daughter, Judy Brazier of Crossett; a special friend, Mary Alexander of Monticello; his mother, Jannie Weathers Gilley of Bastrop; four brothers, Larry Gilley of Bastrop, Glen Gilley of Camden, TN, Eugene Gilley of Rogers, and Keith Gilley of Simsboro, LA; four sisters, Dot Washington of Bastrop, Jo McCollough of Hamburg, Marie McCoach of Alexander, VA, and Martha Gilley of Bastrop; nine grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Mitch Gilley.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday February 6, in the Church of the Redeemer with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steven Saiz, R. J., Dewayne and James Gilley, Rick Washington and Philip Tanksley. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Virgil Van Johnston

Virgil Van Johnston, 71, of Crossett died Friday, February 4, 2005. Born October 27, 1933, to Jason Webster "J. W." and Trudia Sipes Johnston in Rowel., he was a U. S. Army veteran and retired as a mechanic from Georgia-Pacific after 26 years of service. He enjoyed woodworking , hunting, fishing, camping and was an avid gardener. He was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Klick Johnston; four daughters, Sherril Dixon, Catherine Bardin, Vanessa Kay, Michelle Withers; two sons, Billy Noble Sr. and James L. Noble Sr., all of Crossett; two sisters, Berniece Burleson and his twin sister, Margaret Ann McFalls, both of Star City; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Lois Lindsey; two brothers, Charles E. Johnston and Embry R. Johnston; and one granddaughter, Cori Withers.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 7, at 10 a.m. at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Burial was at Carter Cemetery in Rowell under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Kevin Miller, Billy Noble Jr., Terry Stinson, Kenneth Stinson, Wendel Johnston and Van Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Buck Thompson and Bill Dehart.

Carra Mae Smith

Carra Mae Smith, 88 of Hamburg, formerly of El Dorado, died Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 8, 1916, in Chidester, to William Monroe and Velma Wheelington Frizzell, she was a homemaker and attended Marrable Hill Chapel in El Dorado.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda J. Calloway of Hamburg and Marilyn S. Bolin of Murfreesboro, TN; one sister, Theola Smith of Haynesville, LA; and a grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Smith.

Grave-side services were held Thursday, February 3, at Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors of El Dorado. Memorials may be made to the Union County Animal Protection Society, 1000 Sunset Road, El Dorado AR 71730.

Jeremy Steven Ross

Jeremy Steven Ross, 24, of Crossett died Saturday, February 5, 2005. Born September 11, 1980, in Bastrop, LA, to Steve Michael Ross and Lisa Harris, he worked in construction and sales and attended First Baptist Church of West Monroe, LA. He was an avid golfer and hunter.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Steve and Julia Ross of Crossett; his mother, Lisa Harris Gallaway of West Monroe; and his grandparents, J. W. and Nancy Harris and Phyliss Ross, all of Crossett. He was preceded in death by one brother, Eric Michael Ross; one aunt, Shelley Lynn Harris; one uncle, George Ross; and grandfather, Ed Ross.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, February 8, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Bro. Kirk Hall officiating. Burial was to follow at Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jed Counselman, Tracy Jenkins, Caden Bailey, Mickey Oldham, Jonathan Griffin, Ty Tillman, John Jackson, James Davis, Tony Wall and Danny Wall.

Margaret Sparks

Margaret Sparks, 90, of Portland died Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. She was a lifelong resident of Portland, a homemaker and a member of Brown Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Annie Bryant of El Dorado and Mary Brent of Sumato, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Sparks; three brothers, M. C., Samuel and Jim Bryant; and one sister, Armetta Washington.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 4, at 11 a.m. at Brown Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Meadows officiating. Burial was at Portland No. 2 Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Larry Woods, Kenneth Stubblefield, Charles Bynum, Larry Robinson, Marcus Johnson and Javarus Curtis.

Ellisene H. Spencer

Mrs. Ellisene H. Spencer, 84, of Hamburg died Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and life long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and worked for the ASCS office in Hamburg for many years. She was a former director of the Area Agency on Ageing and a former City Clerk of Hamburg. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Rolf Whitlow Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by a daughter, Jo Ellen Stanfield and husband Larry of Pine Bluff; a brother, Pat Hoy of New York City, NY; two grandchildren, Brian Stanfield of Batesville and Kathryn Mays of Fayetteville; and four great-grandchildren, Garrett, Amber, Nathan and Callin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Spencer, in 1991; her father, Alberto Harriman and her mother, Nan Jo Hundley Harriman Hoy; and two brothers, Willard and A. W. Harriman.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 5, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Spivey, Fay Pounds, Tim Willis, Bobby Davis, Don Hartley, Shelby Harrod, Billy Veazey and Gordon Hennington. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Rolf Whitlow Sunday School Class. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 202 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Moses Summerville

Moses Summerville, 83, of Crossett died Monday, January 31, 2005, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. He was retired from the Georgia-Pacific Plywood Mill and was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as director of music for over 40 years and was a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years. He was superintendent of music for the Southeast Arkansas District Singing Union and was one of the founders of Community Singing and was the founder of the Keystone Gospel Singers. He was recently honored by the National Quartet Convention in Birmingham, AL.

Survivors include one son, Willie T. Summerville of Champaign, IL; four daughters, Ruby Summerville Dickinson of St. Louis, MO, Annie Summerville and Sarah Summerville Brown, both of Crossett, and Bertha Sue Summerville of Urbana, IL; two sisters, Edith Summerville Trotter of Oakland, CA, and Elizabeth Jacques of San Francisco, CA; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren; and two very special friends, Cora Crawford and Deloris Whaley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora Summerville; his parents, Enoch and Susie Harris Summerville; four brothers, five sisters and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Charles Brown, Darryl Gilbert, Kewsi Gilbert, Steven Summerville, Derrick Summerville and Reginald Patton. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of New Bethel Missionary Baptist church, the New Bethel Senior Choir, Keystone Gospel Singers and officers of the Southeast Arkansas District Singing Union.

February 16

Michele Leann Barnett

Michele Leann Barnett, 45, of Crossett died Thursday, February 10, 2005. Born May 21, 1959, in Rapid City, SD, to Thomas Talbert and Karen Phyllis Urschel Johnson, she was a homemaker and a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Darren Barnett; two sons, John Richard Tyler Jr. and Charles Taylor, both of Crossett; three daughters, Tonya Sandblom of Lake Charles, LA and Emily Pennington and Melissa Taylor, both of Crossett; two brothers, Tom Johnson of New York and Kevin Johnson of Virginia; two sisters, Kim Koalenz of Utah and Jennifer Wilging of Florida; and four grandchildren. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett was in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude W. Henslee

Mrs. Gertrude W. Henslee, 97, of Klamath Falls, OR, died Sunday, February 6, 2005, at her residence in Klamath Falls. A native of Line, a resident of Klamath Falls since 1992 and a former resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She is survived by three nieces, Charley Teague of Nixa, MO, Betty Crutchfield of Klamath Falls, and Alene Zumwalt of Hillsboro, OR; three nephews, Leon Scrivner of Vernonia, OR, Lloyd Waldrup of Klamath Falls and John Scrivner of Hillsboro, OR, and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kavis Henslee, in 1991; her parents, Charlie and Jessie Morman Waldrup; four sisters, Elley Mae Kellum, Mary Sedberry, Omia Scrivner and Ola Bonds; and two brothers, Nathan Waldrup and Andy Kellum.

Grave-side funeral services and burial were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 11, at the Old Troy Cemetery with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Klamath Hospice, 4745 South Sixth Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97603.

Harold Jones Sr.

Harold Jones Sr., 76, of Hamburg died Thursday, February 3, 2005, at University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a retiree of P. E. Barnes Lumber Co. and was a member of Soldiers Chapel A. M. E. Church.

Survivors include three sons, Harold Jones and wife Diane of Little Rock, Donnie Jones and wife Kathy of Rockford, IL, and Billy Jones of Dermott; three daughters, Nellie Morgan and husband Joe of Montgomery, AL, Barbara Jones of Dermott and Marilyn Dunn and husband Floyd of Grovetown, GA; three sisters, Eva Lewis of Hamburg and Edie Thomas and Barbara Harris, both of New York; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clematine Jones; his parents, Willie and Effie Thomas Jones; and three sisters, Peggy Coleman, Marian Reynolds and Mary Ann Trice.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 10, at 1 p.m. at Soldiers Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Gwain Hammock officiating. Burial was at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Baron Johnson, Undra Reynolds, Charleston Pippen, Mitchell Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, Floyd Dunn, Robert Hatchett and Shun Barnes.

Dallas L. Lansdale

Mr. Dallas L. Lansdale, 61, of Hamburg died Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Mr. Lansdale was a native of Drew County; and a resident of Hamburg for the past 40 years. He was a retired truck driver for Sanderlin Logging and SandR Logging and was a member of the North Main Baptist Church in Hamburg.

He is survived by a son, Darren Lansdale of Crossett; a daughter, Dina Kelley of Hamburg; two brothers, Billy Lansdale of Monticello and Raymond Lansdale of Killeen, TX; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Edna Newton Lansdale; four brothers, Troy, Roy, Earl and Tracy Lansdale and a sister, Willene Greer.

Memorial services were at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 10, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Lane Amos officiating. Burial of the ashes will be in the Valley Cemetery in Drew County at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Beulahland Assembly of God Church, 1401 Hancock Road, Crossett, AR 71635.

Carrie Reader Morgan

Carrie Reader Morgan, 80, of Baytown, TX, formerly of Fordyce, died Saturday, February 5, 2005, at Baytown Nursing Home. She had lived in Baytown for the past two years and was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Gordon Edwards of Corpus Christi, TX and Bernice Edwards and Lee Edwards and wife Tina, all of Baytown; two daughters, Peggy Madden and husband William of Corpus Christi and Lillian Gail Griffin of Ozark; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Havis Clemons Morgan; her parents, Enoch Cook and Essie Mae Prestage Vernon; six brothers and three sisters.

Grave side services were held Wednesday, February 9, at 2 p.m. at Simms Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Tucker officiating. Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements.

Alton Thomas Pollock

Alton Thomas Pollock, 80, of Hamburg died January 13, 2005, at the Oak Wood Nursing Home in Mer Rouge, LA. He was a native of Hamburg.

Survivors are two sons, Willie Earl Pollock of Mer Rouge and Alton Thomas Pollock, Jr., of Vidor, TX, one daughter, Shiba Williamson of Texas; three brothers, Earl and R. L. Pollock of Hamburg and Troy Pollock of Anacocoa, LA; one sister, Faye Rickman of Vidor; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, Garland and Elvira Pollock; five brothers and four sisters. Burial was in the Extra Cemetery in the Berlin community.

Richard H. Russell, Jr.

Richard H. Russell, Jr., 25, of Benton, died Friday, February 4, 2005, in his home. Born April 19, 1979, in Memphis, TN, Ricky was a member of the First Baptist Church of Benton and a phlebotomist for the American Red Cross.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia; his mother, stepfather, and brother, Nena, Wade, and Tyler Doshier of Jonesboro; his father, Rick Russell, Sr.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mickey and June McCone of Hamburg; his grandparents, June Russell of Blytheville and Bobby and Sue Doshier of Monticello and other family and many friends.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, February 7 at the First Baptist Church of Benton with Dr. Rick Grant officiating. Burial will followed at the Crossroads Cemetery near Crossett with arrangements .by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home of Benton.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Benton.

Jack L. Shockley

Mr. Jack L. Shockley, 71, of Crossett died Monday, February 7, 2005. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Crossett for the past seven years and a former resident of Hamburg, he retired from the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill in 1996 and was working part time for Securitas Security Company at the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Gardner Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Stanley Shockley of Crossett; a son, Bobby Shockley and wife Babs of Hamburg; three step-sons, Jeff Meeks and Bruce Meeks, Jr., both of Hamburg and Joey Meeks of Monticello; two step-daughters, Linda Brooks of Hamburg and Tammy Meeks Bolin of Monticello; a grandchild, Lendsey Hendrix of Swartz, LA; 14 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dixie L. and Adie Lou Noble Shockley, and a sister, Louise Goodwin.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, February 10, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Charles Pullin and Bill Elton officiating. Burial followed services at the Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers were Stan, Tony and Micky Craig, Thad Douglas, Jr., Hal Cameron and Jimmy Goodwin. Honorary pallbearers were James Allen, Jessie Craig, James Jeffers, Ed Greer, Dewey Kilcrease, Dennie Adams, Charles Akers, Willard Noble, Roger White and Lee Thornhill. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.

Z. M. "Jack" Stell

Z. M. "Jack" Stell, 80, of Crossett died Saturday, February 12,2005, at his residence. Funeral services are private under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

A memorial fund has been established at First State Bank of Crossett, 200 Pine Street Crossett, AR 71635 for the purpose of placing a historical monument to be dedicated to his memory at the Z. M. "Jack" Stell Airport.

Allen C. Underwood

Allen C. Underwood, 93, of Crossett, died Sunday, February 13, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on September 7, 1911, in Calhoun County to Christophal and NaIlie Pierce Underwood, he was a resident of Crossett for 58 years and was a member of First Church of God. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling with his wife, Lois, following his retirement :from Georgia-Pacific.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Lois Wise Underwood; a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Patsy Underwood of Anderson, SC; a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Frank Rawls of Crossett; a sister, Zelma Ree Johnson of Many, LA; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Underwood was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Bob Underwood, one brother, Boyd Underwood, and two sisters, Pauline Kittler and Jewel Young.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Karvin Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park Active pallbearers were to be Frank Rawls, Ray Hughes, Don Bryant, Travis Warren, Darrell Wise and Patrick Bannister.

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Evelyn Lorraine Gardner Barnett

Evelyn Lorraine Gardner Barnett, 82, of Crossett died Sunday, February 20, 2005, at her residence. Born June 1, 1922, in Crossett to John Aaron and Ophelia Ellen Gilbert Gardner, she was a homemaker and a member of Unity Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Carroll Barnett; four daughters, Carolyn King, Betty Fran Adams and Mary Alice McMahan, all of Crossett, and Sylvia Ann Martin of Hamburg; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Edwin Gardner; one sister-in-law, Claudine Gardner; and a granddaughter, Sandra Lynn Black.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, February 22, at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church with Revs. Jody Gannaway and Lawrence Amos officiating. Burial was to follow at Carter Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were to be Steven McMahan, Brad Martin, Blake Martin, Brian Martin, John Moyer, Keith Hurst, Junior Furgerson and Jeff Longing.

Robert Lee Dean

Robert Lee Dean, 53, of Wilmot died Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at his residence. He was a native of Ashley County, a lifelong resident of Wilmot, a farmer and a member of Union Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Rodney Dean and wife Tamekia of Calipatria, CA; three daughters, Latrice Dean of Wilmot and Mashona and Lajuana Jackson, both of Little Rock; two step-sons, Lamar Brown of Little Rock and Shamar Brown of Monticello; one brother, James Edward Dean and wife Adrian of Los Angeles, CA; three sisters, Mattie Wilson and husband Roosevelt of Los Angeles, Muriel Evans and husband Cloman of Lynwood, CA and Marilyn Jones and husband Vernard of Fort Worth, TX; 12 grandchildren and a special companion, Mary Ann Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. D. and Muriel Raino Dean; one sister, Rosie Miller; and one brother, Willie James Dean.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, February 22, at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Baker officiating. Burial was to follow at St. Martha Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Calvin Brown, Carl Rollins, Greg Walker, Kevin Mayfield, Charles Raino, Leroy Lindsey and Chris Owens.

Annie Josephine Farrar

Annie Josephine Farrar, 89, of Crossett died Tuesday, February 15, 2005. Born June 7, 1915, in Crossett to Jesse and Amzie Elizabeth Smith Hill, Mrs. Farrar was a homemaker and worked as a nursing aide for 10 years at the Crossett Health Center. She was a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Maysel Earl Farrar and wife Jo Ellen of Columbus, MS; two daughters, Colene Goodwin and husband Larry of Crossett and Jo Ann Broadaway and husband Jerry of Jonesboro; one sister, Mildred Dew of West Monroe, LA; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Maysel Farrar; one son, Neal Farrar; three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held Friday, February18, at 1 p.m. at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Don Justice officiating. Burial was at Rawls Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Bill Dew, Dr. Robert Lawrence, Carlton Lawrence, grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Don Lee Hart, 74, of Crossett died Wednesday, February 15, 2005. Born November 26, 1930, in Crossett at the Crossett Company Hospital, he grew up in Monticello and played sports. He moved back to Crossett in 1951, where he went to work for the Crossett Company Paper Division in maintenance, retiring after 40 years of service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Prairie Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Hart; one son, Michael Leland Hart and wife Cindy of Houston, TX; one daughter, Jo Beth Hart Pierce and husband Gene of Clinton, MS; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Verdelle Brooks Hart.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 20, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Bobby Gill, Bert Jordan, Jim Pettit, David Barnes, Bill Clary, Larry Richardson, Omer Johnston, John C. Carpenter, Tom Pat Cook, Terry Terai, Hugh Nutter, Red Burton, A. B. Moore, C. J. Holliman, Ron Self and Dick Williams.

Martha Ruth King Wilcoxon

Martha Ruth King Wilcoxon, 82, of Crossett died Tuesday, February 15, 2005. Born November 18, 1922, to John Alexander and Eliza Jeanette Pennington King in Rawls, she worked as a clerk for Lucky's Dry Cleaners for many years and then for the Rose Inn until it closed. She retired as a dietician from Ashley County Medical center and was a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, James Frederick Wilcoxon of Hamburg and John Allen Wilcoxon and Thomas W. Wilcoxon, both of Crossett; one brother, William T. King of Crossett; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Frederick Wilcoxon; two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 17, at 2 p.m. at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Don Justice officiating. Burial was at Hickory Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Billy Don Cecil, Jon Ballard, Barry Wilcoxon, Brad Wilcoxon, Bryan Wilcoxon, Steven Wilcoxon and Dave Lucas. Honorary pallbearers were Justin Wilcoxon, Devin Cecil, Billy Charles King and Greg Sled.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1 St. Vincent Circle, Site 140, Little Rock, AR 72205, or to the American Diabetes Association, 212 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.

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