March 2

James Lawrence Allen

James Lawrence Allen, 92, of Crossett died Monday, February 21, 2005, at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe, LA. Born in Monroe September 24, 1912, to Abram and Angeline Hill Junior, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Georgia-Pacific Plywood. He was a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street, where he was superintendent of the Adult Department of Sunday School. He enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Odessa Allen; two sons, Tony Allen and Billy Allen, both of Crossett; one daughter, Dorothy Phillips of Maryland; and three grandchildren, Joanne Stevenson, Ashley Nicole Allen and Jhirmekeyo Pugh.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Edward Rogers Jr., Jesse Lowe, James P. Johnson, Edgar Johnson Jr., Carl Lee Tucker and Stanley Goree.

Fannie L. Perry Clark

Fannie L. Perry Clark, 64, of Crossett died Thursday, February 24, 2005, at her residence. Born March 30, 1940, in Monroe, LA, to Charles P. and Sarah E. Parker Perry, she was a lunchroom manager for the Crossett School District and a member of Wallers Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Becky Jeffers and husband Jerry of Crossett; one son, Perry Clark and wife Lauri of Crossett; two brothers, Hubert Perry of West Monroe, LA, and Herbert Perry of Swartz, LA; one sister, Becky Tucker of Farmerville, LA; four grandchildren, Brandy Shaw of Little Rock, Lara Barnett of Hamburg, Briana Clark of Crossett and Justin Jeffers of Houston, MO; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Clark.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, at 10 a.m. at Wallers Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Melvin Mann officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Eugene Robert, Billy Roberts, Harold Roberts, Mike Roberts, John David Carter, Mike Perry, Todd Perry, Bert Perry, Brian Perry and Jeff Tucker.+

Bernice Foster

Bernice Foster, 74, of Hamburg died Saturday, February 26, 2005, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. A native of Hamburg, she had been a resident of Hamburg for the past 50 years. She was a homemaker and member of Full Gospel Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Adolphus Foster and Ricky Tippie, both of Hamburg; one daughter, Evelyn Simpson and husband Jessie Arnold of Hamburg; four brothers, Lawrence Tippie and Charles Paskel and wife Pam, all of Hamburg, Leslie Tippie of Bastrop, LA, and Wallace Tippie of Los Angeles, CA; one sister, Elizabeth Tippie of Los Angeles; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Foster; her parents, William and Annie Bartlett Tippie; two sisters, Mildred Mays and Doris Scott; and one brother, Rev. Rile Tippie.

Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at Soldiers Chapel A. M. E. Church with Elder Huey P. Woods officiating. Burial was to follow at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Larry Tippie, Jonathan Young Jr., Barron Johnson, Roderick Scott, Bobby Barnett and Ray C. Woods. Grandsons were to be honorary pallbearers.

Bobby Greene

Bobby Greene, 73, of Crossett died Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born February 13, 1932, in Calhoun County to his James T. and Vida L. Stover Greene, he was an U. S. Army veteran, a retired construction worker and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter, particularly turkey hunting.

Survivors include one son, Mike Greene and wife Donna of Crossett; one daughter, Nancy Brown and husband Ricky of Hamburg; one brother, James T. Greene of Athens, GA; one sister, Clara Manuel of Hampton; five grandchildren, Whitney Brown, Jennifer Brown, Ashley Greene, Landon Greene and Natalie Greene; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Maxwell.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 24, at 2 p.m. at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Rev. Robin Allen officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Glenn Stell, John David Stringfellow, Landon Greene, Ronnie Stringfellow, Terry Reams, Jerry Gray, Tom Reams and George Swan.

Thomas "Dutch" Moore

Thomas "Dutch" Moore, 82, of Helena, formerly of Conway, died Wednesday, February 23, 2005. He was born March 19, 1922, in Hamburg to Thomas Madison and Willie B. Mortar Moore. He retired from the Air National Guard after many years of service. He attended State Teachers College, where he was a three-sport letterman and received his masters degree from Peabody University. He officiated many high school, Arkansas Inter-Collegiate Conference and Southland Conference sports. A former Hamburg High School football coach, he was inducted in the Arkansas High School Coaches and Officials Hall of Fame in 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Louise H. Moore; seven children, Matt Moore Sr. of Columbia, MO, Dana Burnett of Wye Mountain, Charles Stephens of Birmingham, AL, Paul Stephens of Tuscaloosa, AL, Fran Sills of Helena, Jane Haro of San Diego, CA, and Billie Torres of San Antonio, TX; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway with Rev. Greg Comer officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Neil Dobbins, Michael Dudley, Reid Stephens, Charlie Stephens, Matt Moore Jr. and Steve Sills.

Richard L. Skender

Richard L. Skender, 57, of Crossett died Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at the University of Arkansas Medical Science. Born August 13, 1947, in Parkdale to Frank Charles and Opal Lee Gulledge Skender, he was retired from Georgia-Pacific maintenance. He was a member and deacon of Magnolia Baptist Church and was also a Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the Cooter Deer Camp and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed deer and turkey hunting, and fishing for catfish and crappie.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Skender; two daughters, Amy Skender Johnson of Crossett and Staci Skender Moon of Monroe, LA; five brothers, Frank Skender and Paul Skender, both of Crossett, James Skender of Hallsville, TX, Johnny Bert of Tyler, TX, and Jim Skender of Hamburg; one sister, Bobbie Golden of Crossett; three grandchildren, Katie Jo Johnson, Julie Ann Johnson and Bryce Richard Moon; and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 25, at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church with Bro. Gene Thomas and Bro. Vaughn Denton officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Louis White, Bill McLeod, Marvin Spurlock, Lloyd Dean Leonard, Brian Skender and Frank McMahan. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Magnolia Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Magnolia Baptist Church, 822 Marais Saline Road, Crossett, AR 71635, or the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at UAMS, 4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205.

Charles Herman Smith

Charles Herman Smith, 71, of Lake Village died Monday, February 21, 2005. He was a carpenter, a member of the Lake Village Baptist Church and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was born October 10, 1933, in Hamburg to the late Herman F. Smith and Doris Stell Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Smith of Lake Village; two sons, Kevin Smith and wife Becky of Lake Village and Charles Smith, Jr., and wife Lola of Beaumont, TX; a daughter, Cathy Gray of El Paso, TX; a brother, Larry Smith and wife Toni of Hamburg; a sister, Betty Hagood and husband Sonny of Strong; a cousin, Bobby Riley and wife Evelyn of Hamburg; nine grandchildren, Jacob and Kaitlyn Smith, Kevin, Clay and Kenneth Smith, Brad, Tara, and Chad and Jessica Gray; and a great-granddaughter, Addison Gray.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, in the Lake Village Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Bell officiating. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Baptist Church with arrangements by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Vern Thomas

Vern Thomas, 75, of San Diego, CA, died Saturday, January 15, at his residence. He was born September 11, 1929, in Denver, CO. He graduated from West High School, served four years in the U. S. Navy as a sonar operator and graduated from the University of Denver. He was a senior computer scientist for Computer Sciences Corp. in San Diego and retired in 1994.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Deckelman Thomas, formerly of Fountain Hill; children, Stacy Martinez and Sarai Thomas of Soquel, CA, Cindy Yates of Pinola, MS and Pam Garcia and Arthur Lacy, both of El Cajon, CA; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

His body was donated to the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 22, at 10 a.m. at Gateway Church in El Cajon. A memorial fund has been establish to provide Bibles that will be taken to India by a group from Gateway Church.

March 9

Betty Anne Blue

Betty Anne Blue, 82, of Crossett, formally of Magnolia, died Tuesday March 1, 2005, at her home. The daughter of Frank and Mary Hayes Unger, she was born September 16, 1922 in Danville, Illinois. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Magnolia and served as an elder, Sunday School teacher and circle chairman. She was very active in civic and community activities and was a member of the League of Women Voters, associate and life member of the Junior Charity League, P.T.A.-Arkansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, past president and life member. In 1967 she was appointed by Governor Rockefeller to the Commission on Crime and Law Enforcement. She belonged to many professional organizations and had articles and books published including Authentic Mexican Cooking, Authentic Spanish Cooking and a textbook, Fundamentals of Teaching a Foreign Language.

She had a long career at Southern Arkansas University as an instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, and chairman for the Division of Language Arts and was named to the faculty emeritus in 1999. She was published in Horizons, 100 Arkansas Women of Achievement in 1980 by the Arkansas Press Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Blue; her parents; brothers Judge John W. Unger and wife Lena and William H. Unger and wife Dorothy; and a sister, Katherine Church and husband Russell.

She is survived by two sons, Robert "Bob" D. Blue and wife Cece of Phoenix, Arizona, and John R. Blue and wife Georgia of Crossett; three grandchildren, R. Todd Blue of Phoenix, Erin Tolmasoff and husband John of Mission Viejo, California, and Melissa McCone and husband Alan of Crossett; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Daniel Tolmasoff, Sydney McCone and Bradley Blue; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services were at 1 p.m. Friday, March 4, at First Presbyterian Church in Magnolia with Rev. Stephen D. Atkinson officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Bailey Funeral Home of Magnolia. Pallbearers were Tom Stuart, Ricky Murphy, Keith Dupriest, Todd Blue, Alan McCone and John Tolmasoff.

Dan Brown

Dan Brown, 54, of Hamburg died Sunday, February 27, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a construction worker.

Survivors include two sons, Tyrone Brown of Hamburg and Cedric Brown of Oakland, CA; three brothers, Willie Charles Brown of Magnolia, Larry "Terry" Brown of Hamburg and Ronney M. Brown of Little Rock; and four sisters, Ruby Jewel Brown Robinson and Kattie Brown Bell of Little Rock, Sandra Faye and husband Theotis Bedford of North Little Rock and Shellia Ann and husband Charles Lawson of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Hattie Mae Bunton Brown, and one sister, Versie Colbert.

Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Williams, James Adams, James Tucker, Levell "Bo" Stanley, Wayne Pugh and Tinnie Downs. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Selena Brown

Selena Brown, 6 months, died Friday, March 4, 2005 at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA, as the result of an automobile- train accident. She was born in Crossett.

She is survived by her father, Kenny Brown of Monticello; a brother, Trajan "Trey" Brown; her maternal grandparents, Debbie Cole Brown of Crossett and Michael Jarrells of Brazoria, TX; her paternal grandparents, Rosie Brown of Wilmot and Michael Jackson of Shreveport, LA; and her great-grandparents, Robert "Buster" and Martha Cole of Crossett and Ed Jarrells of Sweeney, TX. She is preceded in death by her mother, Brandy Jarrells.

Funeral services are 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Jody Gannaway officiating. Burial will be in the Old Crossett Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Terry Lancaster, Tim Smith, Charlie Keen, Daniel Shelton, Jacob Smith, Curtis Hollins, Golden Lancaster and Aundra Brown. Honorary pallbearers are to be Jeffrey Taylor, Shamar Brown, Wade Vail, Derrick Vail and Bill Murray, Jr.

George Davidson Jr.

George Davidson Jr., 73, of Hamburg died Sunday, February 20, 2005, at Central Mississippi Medical Center. He was born September 18, 1931, in Parkdale. He was an employee of Georgia-Pacific for 30 years and was well-known for his garden.

Survivors include his children, Bennie Strickland and wife Cecila of Indianapolis, IN, Louis Mitchell and wife Effie, Shirley Owens, Georgia Morris and husband Marzell, Pearle Williams and husband Willie, all of Parkdale, Grady Lewis of Oakland, CA, Atheline Goodwin and husband James of Augustus, GA, George Davidson IV and wife Patricia of Oklahoma City, OK, George Davidson III of Dallas, TX, Sammie Davidson and Billy Ray Henderson of Rockford, IL, and Michael Davidson, Bernard Davidson, Eddie Davidson, Territha Davidson, Betty Davidson and Martha Davidson, all of Hamburg; one brother, Dub Otis Davidson and wife Bessie of Las Vegas, NV; and two aunts, Fannie Morris of Parkdale and Voline Hill of Kansas City, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Davidson Sr. and Ella Rose Davidson; two wives; one brother, Robert Davidson; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, at 1 p.m. at Penny Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church in Parkdale with Elder Albert Davidson and Rev. Willie H. Graves officiating. Burial was at Childress Cemetery in Parkdale under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Eudora.

Oma Holloway Hester

Oma Lorene Holloway Hester, 91, of Crossett died Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on April 24, 1913, to James W. and Mary Ella Morgan Jones in Loran, LA, Mrs. Hester was a homemaker and a member of Beech Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, J. H. Holloway, and her second husband Norman Hester.

Survivors include two daughters, Marietta Farrar of Farmerville, LA, and Marsha Henry and husband Butch of Little Rock; one brother, Varna Jones and wife Martha of Texarkana, AR; a granddaughter, Lisa Farrar of Farmerville; a grandson, David Farrar and wife Romaine; and one great-grandchild Annamari Farrar, all of Farmerville.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Reverend Horace Dunn and John Way officiating. Pallbearers were Wesley, Larry, Billy and Richard Jones, Rick Davis, and David Farrar. Interment followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Louise Wheatflake Jacobs

Louise Wheatflake Jacobs, 75, of Crossett died Saturday, February 26, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 4, 1929, in Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of Phillip Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, George Jacobs Jr. and Willie Lee Jacobs, both of Crossett; six daughters, Mary Bradford of Cleveland, TX, and Bobbie Boyd, Lillie Jacobs, Georgia Jacobs, Angie Jacobs and Sue Ann Jacobs, all of Crossett; two brothers, Willie Shaw of Carthage and Moses Ingram of Hamburg; two sisters, Leola Gilliam and Mattie Gilliam, both of Hamburg; 30 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Jacobs Sr.; one son, Jesse Lee Jacobs; and two daughters, Linda Johnson and Betty Heim.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 5, at 11 a.m. at Phillip Grove Baptist Church with Rev. John Childress officiating. Burial was at Phillip Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Tony Johnson Jr., Thomas Jacobs, J. C. Boyd, Terry Gilliam, Taci Gilliam, William Haynes and Keith Miller.

Brandy Jarrells

Brandy Jarrells, 19, of Monticello, died Friday, March 4, 2005, in Oil City, Louisiana, as the result of an automobile and train accident. She was a native of Crossett and a resident of Monticello for the past two years. A homemaker; she graduated from Hamburg High School in 2003 and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

She is survived by a son, Trajan "Trey" Brown of Monticello; a daughter, Selena Brown, who died shortly after her mother; her parents, Debbie Cole Brown of Crossett and Michael Jarrells of Brazoria, TX; her companion, Kenny Brown of Monticello; her maternal grandparents, Robert "Buster" and Martha Cole of Crossett; and Ed Jarrells of Sweeney, TX; a brother, Robert Cole Brown; a sister, April Jarrells, both of Crossett; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Etta Jarrells; her great-grandparents, Arthur and Evelyn Cole and Edna Bauers and a cousin, Martin W. (Trey) Kirsten.

Funeral services are 2 p.m., Wed-nesday, March 9, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Jody Gannaway officiating. Burial will be in the Old Crossett Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Terry Lancaster, Tim Smith, Charlie Keen, Daniel Shelton, Jacob Smith, Curtis Hollins, Golden Lancaster and Aundra Brown. Honorary pallbearers are to be Jeffrey Taylor, Shamar Brown, Wade Vail, Derrick Vail and Bill Murray, Jr.

V. Virginia Jones

V. Virginia Jones, 77, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born June 23, 1927, to George Dewey and Lillie Odessa Boyd Hedge, she was a homemaker and member of Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors include three step-daughters, Catherine Teal, Ellen Jackson and Evelyn Tanksley, all of Crossett; one brother, William Lee Hedge of West Monroe, LA; one sister, Roslea Kennedy of Bastrop, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 3, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Kirk Hall and Stormy Braswell officiating. Burial was at Boyd-Hedge Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roger Jones, Victor Kennedy, Joey Kennedy, Fawn Jones, Mark Hedge, Roger Andrews, Adam Moore and Eddie Moore. Honorary pallbearer was Roy Jones.

Joe Mayfield, Jr.

Joe Mayfield, Jr., 62, of Crossett died Monday, February 28, 2005, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Wilmot and a Crossett resident for the past 44 years, he was retired from the Crossett Sanitation Department and was a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one brother, Kevin Mayfield of Wilmot, and three sisters, Sandra Christian, Joann and husband James Abson of Little Rock and Faye Gathings of Milwaukee, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Julie Ramey Mayfield, and two sisters, Ruby Brandy and Barbara Ramsey.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m Saturday, March 5, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were William Rogers, Harvey Dukes, Buford Jr., Nathan, Mark and Robbie Ramey. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Joyce Ann Seamans

Joyce Ann Seamans, 66, of Hamburg died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Crossett and a Hamburg resident for the past 21 years, she was a retired tax preparer for HandR Block and a member of Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Wilbur Seamans; four daughters, Sheila and husband Wayne Herron and Sheri Smith of Crossett, Sandy and husband Keith Gammill of Lafayette, LA, and Sonia and husband Ed Sticker of Ridgeland, MS; one sister, Martha Fleming of Crossett; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Ashton and Gertie Hazel Giles Walker, and one brother, Jimmy Walker.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Carlton White and Kenneth Watt officiating. Pallbearers were Damion Herron, Rusty Seamans, L. K. Gammill, Ben Sticker, David Walker and Donny Walker. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Smith, Ryan Sticker, Ricky and Jeff Fleming, Curtis, Frank and Billy Seamans, Jimmy and Jerry Locke and Chuck Slader.

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

Rosezeller Fern Triplet Williamson

Rosezeller Fern Triplet Williamson, 90, of Crossett died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. Born October 16, 1914, to Frank and Lydia Martin Triplet in Columbia County, she worked as a nurse's aide and was a member of Pine Street Church of Christ in Crossett.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Williamson and wife Rosa of Crossett and Clint Williamson and wife Debbie of Mountain View; a sister-in-law, Marion Junkens of Magnolia; a nephew, Don Franks and wife Jan of Magnolia; a niece, Billie Ross and husband Delwin of Magnolia; six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Odell Williamson.

Funeral services were to be Tuesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Bros. Mark Mosher and Dale Crumby officiating. Burial was to follow at Macedonia Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Bobby Rainey, Jerry Rainey, Jeff Rainey, Andy Rainey, Courtney Rainey and Adam Rainey.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ, 301 Pine St., Crossett, AR 71635, or to the Gideons, P.O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635.

March 16

Robert Lee Barnett

Robert Lee Barnett, 80, of Hamburg died Monday, March 7, 2005, at the Beverly Health Care of Crossett. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was retired from Georgia-Pacific's plywood mill and was a member of the Mount Zion Church on the Berlin Road.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Louise Barnett; two sons, Doyle Wayne and wife Tonya Barnett and Kenneth Eugene and wife Jeri Barnett of Hamburg; one daughter, Vivian Leah and husband Sonny McCain of Calhoun, LA; two brothers, Roby Glen Barnett of Harrison and Charles Edward Barnett of Crossett; two sisters, Opal Chapman of Minden, LA, and Lucille Bierbaum of Hamburg; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Bryan and Ollie Odelila Moore Barnett; one brother, James Barnett; and a sister, Allie Christy.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Revs. James Fleming and Kenneth Watt officiating. Pallbearers were Steve Wooten, Keith and Tim Barnett, Johnny Rushing, Buddy Brennan and Dewayne Chapman. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Callaway, Max Ray, Jerry Laing and Joe Kelley. Burial followed services at the Arkadelphia Cemetery.

Dorothy Pardon Beaton

Mrs. Dorothy Pardon Beaton, 74, of Ivan, AR, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Desha County, she was raised and was a resident of Boydell for many years and a resident of Ivan for the past year. She was a counselor and caregiver, a member of the Sardis Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star, Portland Chapter.

She is survived by a son, Jim Williams of Arizona; two daughters, Sue Cusick of Hamburg and Katy Hill of Benton; a brother, James Pardon of Rison; two sisters, Helen Davis and Mary Baxter, both of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren, James Williams of Ivan, Jason Hill of Benton, and Seth Williams of Arizona and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Beaton, Sr., in 1997; a daughter, Elizabeth Lavonne Eisenhuth, in 1965; her parents, James R. "Jim"and Martha Hartless Pardon; and two brothers, Robert and Malcom Pardon.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, March 11, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Kitchens officiating. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rick Guyant, Larry Roberts, Garrett Burney, Robert Earl McCrory, Eric Young and Chuck Reaves. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Farrell and Jimmy Peden.

Nancy Botsford

Nancy Botsford, 73, of North Little Rock, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at the Promise Specialty Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi. A native of Ashley County, a resident of North Little Rock for the past 30 years and a former resident of Portland, she was a retired travel agent and a member of the Portland United Methodist Church.

She is survived by four sons, Johnny and Guy Botsford of Vicksburg, MS, and Leo and Don Botsford of Portland; two brothers, James Blocker of Shreveport, LA, and Billy Blocker of Arcadia, FL; six sisters, Viola McKinney of El Dorado, Mildred Campbell of Pensacola, FL, Helen Ikner of Bossier City, LA, Jane Curtis of Longview, TX, Sylvia Norris of Milton, FL, and Ginger Kinman of Hot Springs; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Ethel McKlown Blocker and a brother, Richard Blocker.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, in the Portland United Methodist Church with Rev. Ron Freeser officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Buck Streeter, Billy Grimes, Jim Young, David and Graham Pamplin and Jake Gay. Funeral services are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

McRae "Mac" Deal

McRae "Mac" Deal, 71, of Crossett died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born January 25, 1934, in Crossett to Louise and Ozell Deal, he was a lifelong resident of Crossett and a member of the Crossett High School Class of 1952. He went to work for the Crossett Lumber Co. after graduating from high school. He grew up across the street from First Baptist Church, where he was a member. He became the driver of the church bus in the 1960s, and took his vacation every year to take children to the Baptist Camp in Siloam Springs. For his participation in and support of bowling, his name is listed in the Hall of Fame corner at Crossett Lanes. He was an avid supporter of the Crossett Eagle athletic teams and the Arkansas Razorbacks. His service to the Eagle football team involved being member of the sideline chain crew, rarely missing a game in over 40 years. In September, 2004, his high school classmates honored him by presenting the Eagles with a modern down marker in his honor.

Survivors include one brother, Gene Deal and wife Glenda of Crossett; three nephews, Robert Deal of Houston, TX, John Deal of Dallas, TX and Adam Davis of North Platte, NE; and two nieces, Barbra Trotter of Poteau, OK and Leigh Ann Thompson of Belzoni, MS. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Deal.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Larry White officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Dr. "Pete" DeRamos

Dr. Agapito Ybardolaza "Pete" DeRamos, 73, of Lake Village, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Chicot Memorial Hospital. He was a longtime partner at Lake Village Clinic in pediatrics and family practice. Dr. DeRamos was born Sept. 14, 1931, in Pakil Laguna, Philippines, the son of the late Pedro DeRamos and Rosa Ybardolaza De-Ramos. He attended the University of Santo Tomas, College of Liberal Arts in Manila, Philippines, in 1951, medical school at the University of Santo Tomas from 1951 to 1956. His internships were at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Chicago, Ill., University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Manila, St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Chicago. His residency in pediatrics was in Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago and the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. His fellowship in pediatric cardiology was at the University of Illinois Hospital and the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital in Chicago. He shared a private practice in Illinois for 30 years before moving to Arkansas.

He was a member of the American Board of Pediatrics, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the faculty of Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, a member of the attending medical staff of Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., chief of the Department of Pediatrics from 1970 to 1971, and a member of the Arkansas State Medical Society. Dr. DeRamos practiced in Hoffman Estates, IL, from December, 1961, to June, 1975, and was chief of pediatrics at New Community Hospital in Arlington Heights from 1970 to 1971. He practiced in Schaumburg, Ill., from 1975 to 1986, at Mainline Health Systems in Wilmot, from 1986 to 1987, Mainline Health Systems, Eudora, from 1988 to 1990, Lake Village Clinic, 1990 to 1994, Midwest Health Center, Dearborn, Mich., and Satellite Clinic Brookside Health Center from 1994 to 1996 and practiced at Lake Village Clinic since 1996 and was a member of the Chicot Memorial Hospital staff.

He is survived by his wife, Sonia Alix DeRamos of Lake Village; his children, David Allen DeRamos, Dolores Renee DeRamos, Debra Lynn DeRamos Ragusa, Daniel Peter De-Ramos, Dennis Michael DeRamos, Jennifer DeRamos Smithwick, Philip DeRamos and Lisa Marie DeRamos; four sisters, Adela Macabasco and her husband, Francisco, Rosie Maray and her husband Fred, Dolores Valero and her husband, Dilly and Norma Vito and her husband Will, and 13 grandchildren, Nicholas, Michelle, Jessica, Brandon, Lilly, Ashley, Rhema, Zachary, Jessica, Allison, Joey, Danny and Jasmine.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Faith Fellowship Church with Revs. Gary Ryals and Don Boyettt officiating. Arrangements were by Bishop Funeral Home in Lake Village. Memorials may be made to Dr. A.Y. "Pete" DeRamos Christian Memorial Library Fund, Chicot Memorial Hospital, 2729 Hwys. 65 and 82 South, Lake Village, Ark. 71653.

Barbara Roberts Fowler

Barbara Ethelyn Roberts Fowler, 85, of Hamburg died Tuesday, March 8, 2005. Born in Warner, NH, January 24, 1920, to Fredrick William and Angeline Parker Roberts, she was a homemaker, a Methodist and enjoyed flower gardening.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Richard Fowler; one son, Robert Richard Fowler of Sumpter, SC; two daughters, Ann West and husband Don of Crossett and Sally Ann Fowler of South Thomaston, ME; one brother, Fredrick Roberts of Ware, NH; one sister, Joyce Phelps of Goffstown, NH; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, William Parker Roberts.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655 or to Parkinson's Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

N. J. "Buddy" Garrett

N. J. "Buddy" Garrett, 90, of Crossett died Saturday, March 12, 2004. Born March 22, 1914, in Desoto Parish, LA, to Jefferson Davis and Margaret Irene Arnold Garrett, he was a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific Corp, a former auditor for the Crossett Paper Mill Employees Federal Credit Union, a charter member of the Crossett Players, a former Boy Scout leader, former treasurer of the Crossett Lions Club and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett where he was a formerly a youth counselor.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Garrett of Crossett; one son, Jeff Garrett of Mill Valley, CA; one daughter, Margaret Connors of Melbourne, FL; two sisters, Evelyn Corrigan of Irving, TX, and Ima Crew of Michigan; two granddaughters, one grandson, two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were to be Joe Harper, Bert Jordan, Henry Thomas, Bob Vandiver, Royce Young, Gerry Rodgers and Dee Smith. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Methodist Men's Bible Study, Hugh Nutter, Ben Posey, and Bill Holland. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Day Care, c/o First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Dr. James D. Harbison

Dr. James D. Harbison, 68, of Booneville, formerly of Hamburg, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in Paris. He was a past member of the American Medical Association, Arkansas Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), American Association on Mental Retardation and charter member of the Golden Eagles of the NRA. Dr. Harbison was a practicing physician for 27 years, serving the last 21 years as medical director of the Booneville Human Development Center. He was an avid hunter, shooter and outdoorsman.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Harbison; five sons, James Harbison Jr. and wife Stacy of Booneville, John Harbison of Booneville, Tim Robbins and wife Kathleen of Ohio, Danny and Kelly Robbins of Booneville, Mike Robbins and wife Lava of Junction City; Jean Harbison, mother of James and John Harbison; and grandchildren, Trent, Joe, Noah, Cameron Shae, Will and Eden.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Booneville. Burial was at Mixon Cemetery near Booneville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jack Edwards, Ricky Libby, Chris Mathews, Rick Hudson, Richard Courson and Tony Zornes. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Lingle and William Garner.

Memorials may be made to the Booneville Human Development Center Scout Group, payable to BHDC Scouting Program, P.O. Box 327, Booneville, AR 72927.

Michael Scott McDaniels

Michael Scott McDaniels, 39, of Crossett died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Hot Springs. Born August 7, 1965, in Crossett to Dr. Michael Donald McDaniels and Carol Sue Ringring, he was a master mechanic, and enjoyed playing golf and attended the First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include a daughter, Mallory McDaniels of Crossett; his parents, Dr. Michael McDaniels and stepmother Sherman Ann of Crossett and Carol Sue Ringring and stepfather Clint of Edwardsville, IL; his grandmother, Jerry McDaniels of Crossett; a brother, Mark Andrew McDaniels and wife Lori of Cato, MS; a stepbrother, Michael Bradford Bass and wife Cynthia of Monroe, LA; and a stepsister, Shermakaye Bass and husband Richard Thomas of Austin, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Johnson McDaniels; his maternal grandparents, Jack and Mary Ann Sligar; and his paternal grandfather, Paul McDaniels.

A private family grave-side ceremony was held with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Cecil Watson

Cecil Watson, 93, of Crossett died Thursday, March 10, 2005. Born in Crossett June 16, 1911, to William Curtis and Eva Hughen Watson, he was an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Georgia-Pacific after many years of service. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Sommerville Watson; three daughters, Cecilia Lamb and husband Charles of El Dorado, Carolyn Sasser and husband Joe of Crossett and Gay Jackson and husband Larry of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren, Debbie Sharp of Crossett, David Rice of Helena, AL, Shelly Diestal of Middletown, RI, Sharon Gunter and Aaron and Zac Jackson, all of Austin, TX, and Christopher Lamb of El Dorado; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother, Allen Watson; and three sisters, Rosalie Carter, Jessie McKelvy and Louise Roberts.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 12, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Bro. Eric Hodge and David Tohlen officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were David Rice, Christopher Lamb, Aaron Jackson, Zac Jackson, Bill Gunter and Bruce Sharp.

March 23

Horace George Boyd Jr.

Horace George Boyd, Jr., 71, of Warren died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. Born May 27, 1933, at McGehee to the late Horace George Boyd, Sr. and Gertrude Stroud Boyd, he was a graduate of Arkansas A and M College, an U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a retired staff member of Entergy-APandL.

A former resident of Hamburg, he served on the Hamburg City Council and served as chairman of the Hamburg Parks Commission, receiving numerous grants for Hamburg sports facilities. He was a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Hamburg and helped organize the first Armadillo Festival. He was given the Award of Exceptional Accomplishment from the Arkansas Community Development Program from the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. In Warren he was a former member and officer of the Warren Lions Club. He designed and supervised the construction of the Warren City Park gazebo. For this design he received the APandL Outstanding Service Award. He was a former member of the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival and loved to cook for all organizations in which he was involved. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Warren and served on many church committees. He was the teacher and member of the Fisherman's Sunday School Class. He was a former member of the church choir and served as choir soloist. He worked in the Vacation Bible School and built numerous architectural structures for the church. He helped organize the great rummage sale.

Survivors are his wife, Billie Fay Dickson Boyd, who he married on July 3, 1957; a son, Horace George Boyd, III, of Portsmouth, VA; a daughter, Faye Boyd Sartor of Collierville, TN; five grandchildren, Dylan and Tuesday Boyd of Rogers and Ethan, Louis and Daniel Sartor of Collierville; and a sister, Mary Grace Decker of Tulsa, OK. A sister, Martha Ann Stephens, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m Friday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church in Warren with Revs. Siegfried Johnson and Bill Leslie officiating. Joye Splawn was organist, and Dr. Kerry Pennington, Jim Wheeler and Brent Mann sang. Burial was in Tillar Cemetery at Tillar by Frazer's Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were James Raper, Ed Ainsworth, Steve Simmons, Don McWilliams, Walter Chester, Gary Houser and James Moss. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Butler and members of the Fisherman's Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church.

Verda Mae Clark

Verda Mae Clark, 77, of Crossett died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 16, 1927, in Banks to Brooklyn and Nezzie Nichols Kelley, she retired after many years of service as a clerk for Minit Shop. She was a member of Beulahland Assembly of God.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest Clark; one son, Gary Booker and wife Sharon of Crossett; two daughters, Brenda Welch of Hot Springs and Pam Barker and husband Dan of Crossett; two step-daughters, Cathy Chandler and husband Roger of Warren and Martha Jane Kinney and husband Jimmy Dean of Crossett; two sisters, Sadie Maxwell and Gwen Stephenson, both of Crossett; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Charles Booker; and one brother, Laverne Kelley.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. at Beulahland Assembly of God. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Allen Stephenson, Charlie Smith, Billy Joe Herrington, Terry Gilbert, Holyan Outlaw and Tim Gilbert.

Memorials may be made to Beulahland Assembly of God, 1401 Hancock Rd., Crossett, AR 71635.

Ruth Hanry

Ruth Hanry, 67, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Born September 11, 1937, in Patterson, IL, to Lewis and Pearl Johnson, she retired from Jefferson Smurfit after 31 years of service, 29 of which were spent as financial analyst at corporate headquarters in Alton, IL. She was controller of the Crossett plant for the last two years of her service.

Survivors include her husband, Grady Maurice Hanry; one daughter, Kimberly Izard and husband Jeff of Alton; one son, Gregory Smock and wife Angela of Bethalto, IL; one brother, Roth Buckland Johnson and wife Hazel of Jacksonville, IL; and seven grandchildren, Chad Izard, Matthew Izard, Chelsy Izard, Gabrielle Smock, Samantha Smock, Reghan Smock and Eli Smock.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at Crossett Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bonnie Milligan officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Harold Deal, Jim Garrison, Charlie Smith, Bill Moffatt, Billy Norris and Daryl Hornsby. Honorary pallbearers were Roger McDougald, Jim Pettit, Bill Lochala and Barry Dolan.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church, 309 Pine St., Crossett, AR 71635, or St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Floyd Hunnicutt Sr.

Floyd Hunnicutt Sr., 92, of Dermott, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born May 8, 1912, to Charles W. Hunnicutt and Mavde Cole Hunnicutt, he was a retired equipment operator for Ashley County and a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Floyd Hunnicutt Jr. of Dermott; one daughter, Eva Carolyn Warren of Dermott; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Hunnicutt; and one son, Charles Hunnicutt.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 16, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village with Rev. Jody Gannaway and Rev. Ricky Burke officiating. Burial was at Jennie Cemetery. Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Gary Eldridge Jr., David Frazier, Adam Frazier, Marty Whillite, Michael Whillite and Rusty Hunnicutt. Honorary pallbearers were great-grandsons Jason Hunnicutt, Cody Warren and Christopher Hunnicutt.

Carrie M. Kelley

Carrie M. "Aunt Carrie" Kelley, 94, of Bastrop, LA, died Friday, March 18, 2005, in Pittsburg, TX, where she had recently moved to be near relatives. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Linzey and Lee Kelley; three brothers, James, Floyd and Andrew; and two sisters, Nettie and Dorothy.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Petrus officiating. Burial was at Promise Land Cemetery in Ashley County. Pallbearers were Carlton Kelley, Andy Kelley, Chuckie Thurman, Ronnie Goodson, Bruce Williams and Chad Williams. Arrangements were by Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Phyllis McClain Long

Phyllis Conella "Pooh" McClain Long, 53, of Crossett died Sunday, March 20, 2005. Born September 7, 1951, in Crossett to Eddie and Eloise Cunningham McClain, she was a homemaker and a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Chris Collins of Crossett; two daughters, Heather Dawn Collins and Chasity Collins, both of Crossett; her mother, Eloise McClain of Crossett; five brothers, Monte McClain and wife Shelia, Ricky McClain, Todd McClain, and Douglas McClain, all of Crossett, and Keith McClain of El Dorado; two daughters, Gina Meziere of Crossett and Kendra McClain of Hot Springs; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie McClain.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church with Bro. Melvin Mann officiating. Burial was to follow at Zion Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were to be Eric McClain, Aaron McClain, Shay McClain, Ian McClain, Lewis Elton and Keith Browning.

Mrs. Irene Oldham

Mrs. Irene Oldham, 85, of Zachary, LA, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Lane Memorial Hospital in Zachary. A native of Tyronza, a resident of Zachary, the past 11 years and a former resident of Portland and Marked Tree, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God of Marked Tree.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Joan Oldham of Portland; two granddaughters, Emily Oldham of Monticello and Amy Mimiaga and husband Rob of Denver, CO; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Oldham, Sr. in 1984; two sons, Bill Oldham in 1992 and Martin Oldham in 2001; a daughter, Susan Lawson in 2004; her parents Martin and Susie DeSpain Coats, and seven brothers and sisters.

Grave-side funeral services and burial were planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 22, in the Portland Cemetery with Stanton Veazey officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Tom Pugh, P.O. Box 37, Portland, AR 71663.

Mr. Joe Ray

Mr. Joe Ray, 49, of Hamburg died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Mr. Ray was born in Monticello and was a resident of Hamburg and Crossett all of his life. He retired from Georgia Pacific paper mill in 2002. He attended the Cloverdale Assembly of God.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Courtney Ray of Hamburg; two daughters, Britt Ray of Stonewall, LA, and Zanna Ray and fiancé Michael Linder of Hamburg; a son, Kelly Morman of Hermitage; his mother, Willa "Stumpy" Swan Ray of Hamburg; a niece, Jodi and husband Drew Shields of Hamburg; a nephew, Jason and wife Amanda Huitt of Meridian, MS; a great niece and a great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, Zan Ray, in 1991; a sister, Cindi Whitaker, in 2004, and his grandparents, Winford and Nora Swan and Andy and Sybil Ray.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 17, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Justin Uselton and Philip Bowels officiating. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Linder, Drew Shields, Gary Wisecarver, Travis Knight, John Hayden, Eugene Miles, Jason Huitt and John Craig. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Mac Sullivan, Kenny Wisecarver, Olie Austin, Ray Marcantel, Vernon Marcantel, Eugene Dominey and Dewey (Scutter) Kilcrease.

Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1400 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Annie Mae Reed

Annie Mae Reed, 91, of Crossett died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Los Angeles, CA, she lived in Urbana for 40 years and lived in Crossett for the past 15 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street.

Survivors include two adopted sons, Willie Jones Jr. and wife Mary of Indianapolis, IN, and Herman Pumphrey of Crossett; one sister, Marie Steele and husband Clarence of Crossett; and one niece, Sallie B. Toliver of Crossett.She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Reed; her parents, John and Sallie Wallace McHenry; four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were scheduled to be held Wednesday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Burial was to follow services at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Jessie Lowe, Lonnie Barnes, Raymond McMurrian, Tyrone Oliver, Ray Charles Gentle and Thomas Lowe. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Ladies Bible Class.

Alice Daniels "Lil'O" Spratt

Alice Daniels "Lil'O" Spratt, 88, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. Born September 4, 1916, in Morehouse Parish, LA, to Emery Sr. and Annie Bailey Daniels, she was a retired bank custodian and a member of Ryles Chapel Church.

Survivors include a special friend, Virginia Williams; four nieces, Ann Radford, Pauline Radford, Monique Daniels and Kimberly Dillon; and three nephews, Dr. Egeenee Quinton Daniels, Dr. Shawn Daniels and Emory Daniels III. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Spratt; and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 20, at 1 p.m. at Ryles Chapel Church with Rev. Doris Franklin officiating. Burial was at Ryles Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Egeenee Daniels, Shawn Daniels, Emery Daniels III, Michael Bankston, Dennis Dillon, Charles Brown, Randy Smith and Andre McQuay.

Mary Stephens Streeter

Mary Stephens Streeter, 77, of Lake Village, formerly of Montrose, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. She was born September 19, 1927, in Camden, the daughter of the late O. P. Stephens and Velma Moncrief Stephens. She was a bookkeeper and a member of Lake Village Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Shan Streeter of Hamburg; two daughters, Sheryl Gilliam and husband Benny of Portland and Shea Streeter of Lake Village; five grandchildren, Eric Estes and wife Cary, Chris Streeter, Staci Swan and husband Brad, Blair Garcia and Jordan Gilliam; and four great-grandchildren, Alisa Estes, Alexis Estes, Teah Streeter and Claire Swan. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. C. Streeter; and one son, Steve Streeter.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 17, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village and Stanton Veazey and Bro. Mike Bell officiating. Burial was at Montrose Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Bridewell, Neil Sloan, Jack Edwards, David Lynn, Corliss Bawcom, Buck Streeter, Bill Freeman and Everett Carpenter.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

Travis Watson

Travis Watson, 80, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Born March 6, 1925, in West Crossett to William Curtis and Eva Edith Hughen Watson, he was a veteran and an electrician for Georgia-Pacific for 48 years. He was a Southern Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Allen Brown Watson; one son, Hughen Watson of Crossett; one daughter, Renee Stokes of Crossett; two sisters, Edith Braswell of Crossett and Jean Lovelace of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren, Brent Stokes, Brooke Wooten, Brittney Stokes, Daniel Watson and Chad Watson; and two great-grandchildren, Victoria and Justin Stokes.

Funeral services were Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Larry White officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Ben White, Ernie Boseman, Keith Parker, Kenneth Kelly, Patrick Boseman, Daniel Watson, Chad Watson, David Smith, Doyle Streeter and Hayden Hennington. Honorary pallbearers were Reggie Glover, Gerald Mercer, Herman Owens, Wayne Moffatt, Scott Sasser, Charles Lamb, Belton Townley, Ed Golden, Harry Joe Tumlison, Glendol Stanley, Ervin Wolfe Evans, Eloyd Johnson, Johnny Hennington, Joe Sasser, Lee Allen Harris, Julian Hodge, Eddie Wooten and Robert Copeland.

March 30

Leveter Banks

Leveter Banks, 77, of Crossett died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. A native of Prichard, AL, she had lived in Crossett for the past 20 years. She was retired from the Hamburg Shirt Factory and was a member of Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Banks and wife Marti of Crossett and Billy Banks and wife Debbi of Bastrop; one daughter, Delouise Doss and husband Willis of Crossett; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Alvin Banks; her parents, Henry and Sarah Powell Waltman; six brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, March 29, at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Grantham and Donnie Dubose officiating. Burial was to follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Burl Toler, Kevin Kilcrease, Martin Hopper, Mershal Carpenter, William Coleman and Joe Eubanks. Honorary pallbearers were to be Jimmy Carpenter and Vernon McNiece.

Paul G. Huntsman

Funeral services for Mr. Paul Gareth Huntsman, 81, of West Monroe, LA, and Crossett, were at 10 a.m. Monday, March 28, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Dr. John T. Tate and Rev. David Carter officiating. Burial followed at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum. He died Saturday, March 26, 2005, in West Monroe. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Monroe, LA. He was owner and operator of Mechanisms Inc. in Crossett, a member of the Historical Society, the Crossett Lions Club, board member of the Sheltered Workshop, Crossett Chamber of Commerce, and Classy Cruisers Car Club in Crossett. He was preceded in death by his son, Rodney Huntsman, and three brothers, Harold, James and Marion Huntsman.

He is survived by his wife, Reba B. Huntsman; a daughter, Karen Harrison and husband Allen; grandchildren, Keith Huntsman and wife Kim, Shay Anderson and husband Steve, Jeff Harrison and wife Kim; great-grandchildren, Megan and Morgan Huntsman, Ty and Alli Anderson, and Parks Harrison; and sister, Ruth Seaman. Pallbearers were Jeff Huntsman, Darvin Albritton, Jack Reynolds, Wayne Huntsman, Ralph Huntsman, Chester Huntsman, Charlie Elliot and Ernie Boseman. Honorary pallbearers were employees of Mechanisms Inc.

Memorials may be made to the Sheltered Workshop of Ashley County, 208 N. Arkansas St., Crossett, Ark. 71655 or to the First Christian Church of Monroe, LA.

Lawrence H. Pruitt

Mr. Lawrence H. Pruitt, 79, of Hamburg, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his residence. A native of Jones, LA, a resident of Hamburg for the past 21 years and a former resident of Pasadena, TX, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy as a Machinist Mate Third Class aboard the USS Pocomoke from 1942 to 1946. He was a general contractor building homes in the Pasadena area for 50 years and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by three sons, Larry W. Pruitt and wife Carol, Roger D. Pruitt and wife Dauri, and Ricky Pruitt and wife Stacey, all of Pasadena, Texas; five daughters, Margaret Pruitt, Judy Blakely and husband Larry, Donna Pruitt and Carla Ingram and husband, Lloyd, all of Bastrop, LA, and Tawana Miller and husband Donnie of Hamburg; three brothers, James E. Pruitt and wife Marciel, and A.P. Pruitt and wife, Hearthu of Kaufmann, Texas, and Charles Pruitt of Pontiac, Michigan; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Bennie E. and Mark A. Pruitt and his parents, Willie Henry and Effie Chunn Pruitt.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, March 28, at the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Forse officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Grave-side services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, in Grandview Memorial Park in Pasadena, TX, with Rev. Billy Dillon officiating. Grave-side services are under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home in Pasadena, TX.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655 or to the American Lung Association of Arkansas, 211 Natural Resources DR, Little Rock, AR 72205-9869.

Norma Putney

Norma Putney, 97, of the White Station Community near Crossett died Monday, March 21, 2005, at her residence. She was a native of Coffeeville, MS, and had lived in Crossett for the past 62 years. She was a homemaker, a member of True Word Tabernacle and an ordained minister.

Survivors include seven children, M. A. Putney, Bertha Jordan and Georgiann Curry and husband Willie, all of Rockford, IL, Ruth Pulliam and husband Gene of Rochester Hills, MI, and Norman Jean Love, Rev. Jessie L. Putney and Madeline Hendrix of Crossett; two sisters, Irelene Fleming and Mildred Johnson, both of Rockford; 36 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren and nine great-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Roosevelt Putney; one daughter, Ola Lee Putney; her parents, Anthony and Ruth Bailey Johnson; four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at Gates A. M. E. Chapel Church with Rev. Jessie L. Putney officiating. Burial was at Ryles Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Gracie Roberts

Mrs. Gracie Roberts, 80, of Hamburg died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at her residence south of Hamburg. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Wallers Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Bobby and Billy Stanley, both of Hamburg; three daughters, Brenda Nason of Hamburg, Nancy Chappell of Crossett and Shelia Gosdin of Monroe, LA; two sisters, Shirley Carter and Dorothy Hilburn, both of Crossett; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. T. Roberts, in 1992; her parents, Arthur and Laura Maxwell Carter; two brothers, J.P. and Lavell "Hoss" Carter; and a sister, Betty Carter.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, at the Wallers Chapel United Methodist Church with Revs. Melvin Mann and Jerry Grant officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Roddy Goodwin, Bruce Marter, Randy Smith, Ricky Babb, Lamar Hill, Keith Herrington and David Carter. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Dora Elois Tyler

Dora Elois Tyler, 87, of Crossett died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her residence. A native of Guy, AR, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She had lived in Crossett for the past nine years.

Survivors include a special friend, Cheryl Williams of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. R. and Madge Kerr Glover.

Grave-side services were scheduled for Tuesday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at Rolfe Cemetery with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg is in charge of arrangements.

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