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John Creekmore

Mr. John Creekmore, 56, of Crossett died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at his residence. A native of Casa Grande, AZ, and a resident of Crossett for the past 20 years, he was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and often visited the First United Pentecostal Church in North Crossett. He loved to play the guitar and the harmonica.

He is survived by three sons, Jonathan, Luther Kyle and Ethan Creekmore, all of Crossett; and two brothers, Ronnie Creekmore of Aldrich, MO, and Jim Creekmore of Springfield, MO. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Creekmore and a brother, Billy Joe Creekmore.

His remains were cremated with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. A private memorial service will be held later.

Nathan Daniel

Nathan Daniel, 101, of Fountain Hill died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at the Drew Memorial Hospital. A native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of Fountain Hill, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill and was a member of the Westside Church of Christ. He loved gardening and singing gospel music.

Survivors include two sons, Eloid Daniel of Kansas City, KS, and Joe and wife Ramona Daniel of San Diego, CA: three daughters, Nazaree and husband Ordolph Wilson of Fountain Hill, Ruby Lee Cole of Kansas City and Mary Harris of Chattanooga, TN: 41 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Daniel; two sons, Timothy and Henry Daniel; two daughters, Viola Brock and Myrtis Miller; five sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a. m. Tuesday, July 31, in the Westside Church of Christ in Fountain Hill with Bro. Jamie Rochell officiating. Pallbearers were to be Robert Wilson, Ronald Wilson, Fred Brock, Levell Brock, Benjamin Brock and Tony Daniel. Burial was to follow services at the Norris Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Anne Merle Estelle

Anne Merle Estelle, 83, of Crossett died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born on August 1, 1923, in Montgomery, AL, where she was raised by W. D. and Linnie Simpson, Mrs. Estelle was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Leland Estelle, and a grandson, Paul Adcock.

Survivors include five daughters, Marianne Little of Fort Smith, Jeanie Binns of Houston, TX, Helen Lynn Outlaw, Jimmie Smith and Rose Kinard, all of Crossett; nine grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Bro. Eric Hodge officiating. Interment was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were to be Billy Binns, Don Little, David Smith, David Kinard, Brian Little, Chad Little, Michael Shaw, Todd Shaw, and Steven Carroll.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409 or to the Ashley County Medical Center, 1015 Unity Rd, Crossett, AR 71635.

Ernest N. Grantham, Jr.

Ernest Nathaniel Grantham, Jr., 77 of Watson died Monday, July 23, 2007, in Pine Bluff. Born January 6, 1930, to the late Ernest N., Sr., and Nellie Agnes Johnson Grantham in Cross County, he was a retired truck driver and a Baptist. He loved bowling and fishing.

Survivors are two sons, Danny Grantham of Bayhalia, MS, and Brent Grantham of Eudora, MS; three daughters, Patricia Baxter of Watson, Cindy Brown of White Hall and Kimmie Mizell of Gould; a stepson, Jimmy Key of Foley, AL; a brother, Eddie Grantham of Lufkin, TX; four sisters, Nellie Mae Tubbs of Hamburg, Christine Thomas of Hale Center, TX, Maxine Pannel of Tampa, FL, and Jessie Carter of Crossett; eleven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, in the Griffin Funeral Home chapel in Dumas with Rev. Grantham, Jr., officiating. Burial followed services at the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Laverne Harkey

Laverne Harkey, 73, of Crossett died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at her home. A native of Idabell, OK, and a former resident of Mountain View, Helena and Batesville, she had lived in Crossett for the past year. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors are a daughter, Katherine Harkey of Mountain View; three grandchildren, Seth Harkey of Mountain View and Sarah Dimmer and Scott Harkey of Corpus Christi, TX; two great-grandchildren, Kaley and Jack Dimmer of Corpus Christi; and her niece and care giver, Pam and husband James Watt of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Harkey; one son, Larry Harkey; and her parents, Finley and Ruby Johnson Godwin.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bro Warren Finney officiating. Pallbearers were Dwayne Stivers, Brad Murphy, James Michael Watt, Paul and Weston Wheeler and Ray Vidrine. Burial followed services at the Kyler Cemetery in Batesville.

Ouida Hamilton Hart

Ouida Hamilton Hart, 83, of Hamburg died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. A native of Bradley County, and a resident of Fayetteville for the past year and a half, she lived in Hamburg for many years and was a homemaker.

She is survived by a son, Gene Hart and wife Peggy of Fayetteville; and two grandchildren, Piper & Adam Hart. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Edward "Buck" Hart, in 2003; her parents, Louis & Nettie York Hamilton; a brother, Yuel Hamilton and a sister, Christine Wellons.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 29, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Burial followed services at the Unity Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Sanderlin, David Nutter, Larry Sanderlin, Benny Clark, Allen Clark and Jerry Clark. Wayne Bryant was an honorary pallbearer.

Jeannetta Holiman

Jeannetta Moyer Holiman, 80, of Crossett, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at her home following a two-year battle with cancer. She retired from Georgia Pacific Corp. after 22 years of service and was a member of First Baptist Church in Crossett. Born March 29, 1927, in Lonoke, she and her mother later moved to Little Rock, where she graduated cum laude from Little Rock High School in the Class of 1944.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, C. J. Holiman of Crossett; her three children, Tom Holiman and wife Bobbie of Rogers, Jody Davis and husband Mike and Rick Holiman and wife Kim of Little Rock, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. A private family grave-side service was held at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or The Gideons International, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

James Everett Hughes

James Everett Hughes, 61, of Hamburg died Friday, July 27, 2007, at his home. Born August 26, 1945, to the late Arvey James and Alta Firestone Hughes in Pine Bluff, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from Georgia Pacific after 34 years of service. He was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. He loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, June Mozingo Hughes of Hamburg; one daughter, Judy Cockrell of Hamburg; one sister, Vera Morgan of Crossett; two granddaughters, Chaise Hughes and Jessie Lynn Cockrell; two grandsons, Kyle and Clint Cockrell.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, in Trinity Freewill Baptist Church with Reverends R. H. McCuin and Brent Hutsell officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to Trinity Christian Academy, 803 Ashley 95, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Tracy Derrick Jenkins

Tracy Derrick Jenkins, 38, of Crossett died July 28, 2007, at his home. Born on September 15, 1968, in Crossett to James Legett and Elizabeth Ann Gill Jenkins, he was a backtender for Georgia Pacific. He liked to hunt and fish and was a member of Community Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Monica Smith Jenkins of Crossett; one son, Timothy Ray Jenkins of Crossett; his parents, his grandparents, Archie L. and Verlee Jenkins of Crossett, Margie O'Neal of Bastrop, LA, and Bobby Gill of Collingston, LA; one sister, Tiffany Gail Teague of Cabot; and one nephew, Logan Garrett Teague.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at South Main Baptist Church with Bros. Mike Chain and Johnny Smith officiating. Interment was to follow at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were to be Brad Taunton, Jeff Bolding, Greg Stephenson, Kenny White, Chris Sivils and Steve Craig.

Memorials may be made to Community Chapel Baptist Church, 109 Hoss Carter Road, Crossett, AR 71635.

Herman Lee Pumphrey

Herman Lee Pumphrey, 60, of Crossett died Friday, July 27, 2007, at his home. A native of Urbana, he was a disabled construction worker and a member of First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church. He served on the usher board and trustee board and was the caretaker for the Westview Cemetery.

Survivors are two daughters, Kelley Lawrence of Bastrop, LA, and Angela Lewis of Crossett; his mother, Sallie B. Tolliver of Crossett; two brothers, Wilford Pumphrey of Dallas, TX, and Willie Jones, Jr., of Indianapolis, IN: and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Pumphrey, and his stepfather, Nathan Tolliver.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, August 3, in the First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers are to be Robert Baldwin, Robert Gilbert, Ed Rogers, Tony Allen, Theotis Gaston, Ricky Lewis, and Willie Ashford. Burial will follow services at the Westview Cemetery.

James C. Spruell

Mr. James C. Spruell, 36, of Hamburg died Friday, July 27, 2007, as the result of an automobile accident in Bastrop, Louisiana. A native of Monroe, LA, and a resident of Hamburg since 1983 he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1990 and worked for Nabors Offshore Corporation as a derrick hand. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to ride the back roads.

He is survived by a son, William Tanner Spruell; his parents, James & Glenda Wilson Spruell; a brother, Kevin Spruell and wife Dee Dee, all of Hamburg; four sisters, Jamie Hogan and husband Richard of Hamburg, Becky Poole and husband Jason of Olla, LA, Renea Langley and husband Scott of Tullos, LA and Kathy Spruell of Hamburg; his fiancé, Lisa Lynette Rice of Fountain Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, July 30, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Rutledge officiating. Burial followed at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Murphy, Donnie Watt, Kirk Starling, Carl Green, Joey West, and Kevin Streeter. Honorary pallbearers were Shelby Carpenter, James Orby Shaver, Joe Ebarb & Caleb French.

Larry Donnell Stanley

Larry Donnell Stanley, 52, of Hamburg, formerly of Wilmot, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. A disabled farm laborer, he was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shajuania Stanley of Hamburg; three sons, Corey and Jermaine Stanley of Racine, WI, and Cortez Tucker of Hamburg; five daughters, Terry Payne and Tangee Stanley of Racine, Aletha Stanley of Springfield, IL, Lisa Oliver of Little Rock and Clarissa Tharpe of Hamburg; his mother, Beatrice Stanley; three brothers, Robert Stanley, Jr., of Wilmot, Leroy Stanley of Fort Smith and James Stanley of Little Rock; two sisters, Edna Stanley of Little Rock and Beulah Stanley of Peoria, IL; and eleven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Renee Stanley; his father, Robert Stanley, Sr.; and a brother, Bobby Stanley.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, in the First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. Michael Payne officiating. Pallbearers were to be George Brown, Wayne Pugh, Dan Smith, Jimmy, Glenn and Robert Stanley. Honorary pallbearers were to be Robert, Jr., James E., Leroy and Jeffery Stanley and Eric Hymes.

Burial will follow services at the St. Martha Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Obituaries Published August 8

Martha Hilgeman

Martha Baumgardner Hilgeman, 78, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, in Crossett, after an extended illness. She was an educator who taught in Guam, Iran, and Germany and schools in the United States before her retirement.

Survivors include her husband, David M. Hilgeman of Fayetteville; nieces and nephews and a devoted caregiver, Audrey New.

In addition to her parents, James Baumgardner and Thyra Higgins Baumgardner, she was also preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Ernest L. and Edna Hilgeman.

Grave-side services were to be held Tuesday, August 7, in the Memorial Garden of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Crossett. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Church or the charity of one's choice.

Marie Manning

Marie Elizabeth Defee Manning, 86, of Crossett died Friday August 3, 2007. Born September 29, 1920, in Huttig to the late George Washington and Sally Buttler Defee, she was a homemaker and member of Grace Fellowship Bible Church.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Ralph Manning of Crossett; one son; J.C. and wife Genia Kay Manning of Hamburg; one sister; Nell Manning of Sterlington, LA; two grandsons; Jason Manning of Crossett and Paul Manning of Hamburg; one granddaughter; Terry Barnes and husband James of Little Rock; four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Manning; six brothers and one sister.

Grave-side services were at 9 a.m. Sunday August 5, at Union Cemetery near Sadie, LA, with Bro. Mickey Lane Manning officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care 405 West Gaines Monticello, Arkansas 71655. Arrangements are the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book is at ww.jonesservice.com

Lois McKee

Lois McKee, 81, of Parkdale died Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at her residence outside Parkdale. A native of Augusta and a resident of Parkdale for most of her life she was a homemaker and a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Jimmy McKee of Grand Prairie, Texas; a daughter, Peggy Holloway and a sister, Jackie McKee both of Parkdale; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Othor "Dude" McKee in 1996; two sons, Bobby McKee in 1997 and Billy McKee in 2006; her parents, Jack & Cora Mary Nelson Compton; two brothers, Andrew & Jess Compton and a sister, Ruby Fomby.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, August 3, in the Wilmot Baptist Church with Rev. Philip Bowles officiating. Burial followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry, Gerad & Michael Armstrong, Fred Montgomery, Archie Walker and Gene Chandler. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Bridges, L.D. Myers and J.D. Grice. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Millard E. Phillips

Mr. Millard E. Phillips, 70, of Crossett died Thursday, August 2, 2007, at his residence in Crossett. A native of Fountain Hill; a resident of Crossett for the past 44 years and a former resident of Hamburg, he served six years in the National Guard and graduated in 1959 from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a degree in business administration. He retired from the Georgia Pacific Corp. purchasing department in 1990. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Crossett, serving as a Sunday School teacher for many years, and was active in the Prayer Room Ministry. He was an avid sports fan, loving the Arkansas Razorbacks, Crossett Eagles and Hamburg Lions, especially watching his great-nieces and nephews perform. After retirement he spent many hours doing volunteer work at the local hospital helping others that could not help themselves.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Edith Scott Phillips of Crossett; two daughters, Joni Phillips Krisell and husband Tim of Mablevale and Julie Phillips Vaden and husband Tim of Crossett; two brothers, Bill Phillips and wife Jo Ann of Crossett and James Phillips and wife Maxine of Houston, TX; two sisters, Elsa Cason and husband Velton of Fountain Hill and Gladys Lane and husband Charles of Lubbock, TX; a granddaughter, Meredith Brooke Krisell; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Ray and Ora Hester Phillips.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 4, in the First Baptist Church in Crossett with Rev. Jeff Smart and Keith Long officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Terry Phillips, Chris Kelley, Sam Evans, Keith Long, Craig McRae, Jack McDonald, Chris Sexton, Tony Hartley, Bobby Lamar and Earl Murphy. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Alan Wilson, Greg Rabalais, Damon Dean, James Russell, Tommy Hooks, Charles Baxley, Howard Watts, L.A. Collins and Edwin Johnson. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Crossett Building Fund, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Hospice Home Care of Monticello, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Dollie Marie Shields

Dollie Marie Shields, 81, of Hamburg died Thursday August 2, 2007, at the Summerlin Lane Nursing Home in Bastrop, LA. A native of Bastrop, LA, a resident of Hamburg since 1945 and a resident of the Summerlin Lane Nursing Home for the past four years, she was a nurse at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop until 1945 when she married and moved to Hamburg and became a homemaker. She owned and operated Shields Grocery Store south of Hamburg for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and taught Sunday School at the Gardner Baptist Church for many years.

She is survived by a son, Steven Shields and wife Donna of Hamburg; two sisters, Lottie Carpenter and Ruth Singley, both of Bastrop; and a grandson, Drew Shields and wife Jodi of Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Shields; her parents, Frank L. & Mollie Amanda Hughes Burnette; two brothers, Leslie & Floyd (Elton) Burnette; and three sisters, Winnie Holland, Bessie Rea & Dora Simms.

Funeral services were at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 4, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Klois Hargis and Richard Byrd officiating. Burial followed at the Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dennis & Richard Byrd, Chad & Shawn Higginbotham, Eric Selby and Nick Thames. Memorials may be made to the Antioch Cemetery Fund, 358 Marais Saline Road, Crossett, AR 71635 or to Ashley County Cares, Inc., PO Box 127, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Annie Mae Tharpe

Annie Mae Tharpe, 80, of Crossett died Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a retired food services worker for the Crossett hospital and a member of the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Freddie Lee Tharpe; three sons, Melvin and wife Denita Tharpe of Las Vegas, NV, Larry and wife Margaret Tharpe of Tulsa, OK, and Norman Bernard and wife Anika Tharpe of Crossett; an adopted son, Chris Bernard Tharpe of Crossett; a daughter, Sharon and husband Rev. Charles Adkins of Crossett; two brothers, Plez Rance, Jr., of Crossett and Donald and wife Sue Rance of San Leandro, CA; one sister, Abbie and husband Charles Cone of Pine Bluff; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Plez and Eleanor Scales Rance; two brothers, Willie Ed and George Rance; and two sisters, Ollie Mae Rance and Margaret Deloney.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, in the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ with Rev. Eld. Roy Matheney, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Charles S. Cone, Donald Rance, Milton Rance, Plez Rance, Jr., Larry Tharpe and Melvin Tharpe. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Obituaries Published August 15

Lillar Ophelia Gipson

Lillar Ophelia Gipson, 84, of Portland died Monday, August 6, 2007, at the Mainline Health Clinic in Portland. Born April 5, 1923, in Crossett, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Mathaney and Thelma Bell.

Survivors include a son, Gene Gipson, Jr., of Milwaukee, Wis.; two daughters, Jessie Harvey and husband Joe of Portland and Christine Harper of Pine Bluff; a sister, Florida Hamilter of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, August 11, at the Portland #2 Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Franklin officiating. Burial was at Portland #2 Cemetery with arrangements by Davis-Strickland Funeral Home.

Reba Edgar Johnson

Reba Lavene Edgar Johnson 79, of Bastrop, LA, died Saturday August 11, 2007. Born August 23, 1927 in Clarksville to the late Jim and Myrl Jewel Hubbard Edgar, she was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Walter C. "Trick" Johnson of Bastrop, LA; a son, Larry C. Johnson of Hamburg; two daughters, Beverly Ann Gray and husband Jerry of Monticello and Connie Gail Culbreath and husband Eddie of Winnsboro, LA; one brother, Jimmie Edgar of Crossett; eight grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday August 13, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Crossett with Bro. Eric Hodge officiating. Pallbearers were Brian Culbreath, David Johnson, Matt Johnson, Brad Johnson, Baker Johnson, Shawn Gray and Phillip Gray. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com

Herman C. Pruitt

Mr. Herman C. Pruitt, 66, of Crossett died Sunday, August 12, 2007, at his residence outside Crossett.

A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County, he retired in 2005 from the City of Crossett as a supervisor for the Street and Sanitation Department. He attended the Beulahland Assembly of God and was a member of the Assembly of God denomination for many years. He was an avid horseman and loved his animals and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Dollie Ellis Pruitt of Crossett; two sons, Charles Pruitt and wife Donna of Vilonia and George Pruitt and wife Kelly of Hallsville, TX; two daughters, Jennie Pruitt of Little Rock and Sarah Pruitt Ellis and husband Lloyd of Vidalia, LA; three stepsons, Eddie, Jimmy & Winston Buie, all of Little Rock; two brothers, Ruben Pruitt of El Dorado and James Pruitt of Winfield, LA; a sister, Christine Doss of Winfield; and 16 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence A. & Bertha Mae Carter Pruitt; two brothers, William & Don Pruitt; and four sisters, Mary McNiece; Beulah Shockley; Marie Jeffers and Lela Jordan.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 14, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Tracy Ables & Don Ashcraft officiating. Burial was to be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of the City of Crossett Street and Sanitation Department. Memorials may be made to the Crossett Public Library, 1700 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.

Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Rev. Robert Regnier

Reverend Robert Atwood Regnier, 73, of Little Rock died suddenly Thursday August 9, 2007, at St. Vincent Infirmary. He was born in Little Rock on December 16, 1933, to the late Dr. Waldo and Mary Greenhaw Regnier. Reverend Regnier was a graduate of Hamburg High School, Hendrix College, and Duke Divinity School. He was a Methodist minister for 50 years serving pastorates in Bryant, Mt. Carmel, Douglasville, White Hall, Redfield, associate pastor at Pulaski Heights, Lake Village, Montrose, Dermott, Wesley in Pine Bluff, St. Luke's in Little Rock, Warren, Good Hope, Wagnon, and Crossett. He served five years as the Monticello District Superintendent. He retired in 2004 after serving 13 years as the president of the Methodist Children's Home.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Irene Thornton Regnier, his children, Elizabeth Regnier Sadler and husband Dave of Pine Bluff and Robert Regnier and wife April of Shawnee, Kansas; and his grandchildren, Adam and Michael Gates, Kristen and Kaitlin Sadler, and Regan, Addison, and Samuel Regnier.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, August 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church officiated by Dr. Robin Moore and the Reverend Carr Dee Racop.

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children's Home, P.O. Box 56050, Little Rock, Arkansas 72215 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 North Mississippi, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207. Arrangements were by Ruebel Funeral Home of Little Rock. www.ruebelfuneralhome.com

Sarah Jane Schwartz

Sarah Jane Schwartz, 86, of Fairfield Bay died Thursday, August 9, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur D. Schwartz.

The youngest of Charles L. and Laura Jones Durham's nine children, she was born on Sept. 7, 1920, in Hamburg and attended Hamburg High School. A talented artist, she worked as a commercial artist in St. Louis, MO, until she married Arthur in 1964. She loved opera and tennis. She and Arthur met playing tennis, a sport they enjoyed into their 70s when they switched to golf. They retired to their weekend home in Fairfield Bay where they were very active in the community. They helped to raise funds to build The Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church and also supported the Audubon Society. Sarah dressed in period costume and played the dulcimer at many community functions.

She is survived by her sister, Laura Durham of Hamburg; three nieces, Dale Romani of San Francisco, Karen Anderegg of Portland, OR, and Kathryn Miller of Woodland, WA; and her brother-in-law, John A. Schwartz of Cuba, MO, and his family.

A private burial service will be held at Pinewood Memorial Park by Jones Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Hamburg. Arrangements were by Olmstead Funeral Home of Heber Springs.

Jacqueline Joy Stewart

Jacqueline Joy Stewart, 76, of Lake Village died Saturday, August 11, 2007, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born August 27, 1930, in Winfield Township, Pennsylvania, to the late Tom and Esther Murdaugh Rayder and was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

Survivors are her husband of 55 years, Alex Stewart; a son, Donnie Stewart and wife Mauva of Olathe, KS; three daughters, Denise Jones and husband Andy of Simsboro, LA, Kandi Keith and husband Paul of Hamburg and Jo Anna Rippee and husband Rusty of Monticello; a brother, Bill Rayder of Lake Village; a sister, Carolyn Clark of Lake Village; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Alex Stewart, and a brother, Richard Rayder.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, at the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Rev. Sanders Brooks officiating. Burial followed at the Lake Village Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village. The family requests memorials to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Obituaries Published August 22

Mary Robinson Breedlove

Mary Dean Robinson Breedlove, 88, of Crossett died Sunday, August 19, 2007, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. Born on October 11, 1918, to Simon and Lydia Jane Hackett Peoples, she retired from Chase Bag. Mrs. Breedlove loved to sew, draw and paint and music. She was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Sonny Robinson of Crossett; three daughters, Jane Ward of Bastrop and Georgia Cooper and Mary Wilson, both of Crossett, one brother, Henry Hackett of Dermott; four sisters, Beatrice Mazzanti of Lake Village, Francis Wilson of Portland, Vaughta Glover of McGehee and Sylvia Pierce of Hamburg; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Breedlove was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Robinson; her second husband, W. I. Breedlove; four daughters, Eva, Marilyn, Judy and Betty; a grandson, William Harold Milholland; a sister, Estelle Crawford and a brother, Cecil Peoples.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 21, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Mike Griffith officiating. Burial was to follow at the Portland Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were to be Joe Wilson, David Wilson, Donnie Wilson, Mike Mills, Corky Cooper, Greg Cooper and Tony Vining. Honorary pallbearers were to be great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Fund, c/o Patsy Selby, P.O. Box 174, Portland, AR 71663 or favorite charity. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com

Hester Mae Brown

Hester Mae Brown, 71, of Crossett died Monday, August 13, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Crossett. A native of Hermitage, she was retired from Bemis Bag and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Silver Star Chapter 306, and a foster grandparent in the Crossett School District.

Survivors are two sons, Ricky and wife Robbie Brown of Crossett and Henry L. Brown of Arlington, VA; three daughters, Barbara and husband Rev. David Bouie of Crossett, Bobbie and husband David Marion of Sugar Land, TX, and Vickey Crosby of Dallas, TX; one brother, Nolten and wife Amanda Mason of Crossett; three sisters, Alma Ross of Milwaukee, WI, Emma and husband James Donald of Milwaukee and Charlotte and husband Jeffrey Woodberry of Crossett; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Brown; a son, Donnie L. Brown; an infant son, Charles Brown; two daughters, Robin M. Brown and Katherine D. Brown; and her parents, William "Buddy" and Aquilla Hampton Mason.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 16, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie L. Radford officiating. Pallbearers were Albert Goodwin, Earl Hardaway, Sherman Dawkins, Thomas Lowe, Bruce Daniels and Roy Langstaff. Honorary pallbearers were members of the senior usher board of New Bethel and the Silver Star Chapter 306. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Wayne Burch

Mr. Wayne Burch, 73, of Hamburg died Wednesday, August 15, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Ladelle and a resident of the Milo community outside Hamburg since 1968, he retired after 31 years as a boiler room mechanic for Georgia-Pacific Corp. and was a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. He was a former Hamburg Fire Department chief, former president of the Milo Riding Club, the Ashley County Fair Association, the Cattleman's Association, the Arkansas Bluegrass Association, the Southeast Bluegrass Association, Burch's Rodeo Co. and was secretary/treasurer of Swan Hunting Club. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, horseman and cattleman.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Clara Pruitt Burch of Hamburg; two sons, Eddie Wayne Burch and wife Vickie and Tommy Burch and wife Roxie, all of Hamburg; a daughter, Debbie Morris and husband Eugene of Farmerville, LA; his mother, Zadie Murphy Burch of Monticello; two sisters, Mildred Hartley and husband Kenneth of Hamburg and Jerline McCarty and husband Leo of Wilmar; five grandsons, Jason Burch and wife Melanie, Jarred Mallard, Dusty Burch, John Burch and Shawn Craig and wife Rebecca; one granddaughter, Shannon Sawyer and husband Paul; three great-grandchildren, Branson Mallard, Zach Craig and Toby McDougald and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Dewayne Burch, in 1956 and his father, Edward Burch in February.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 18, in the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Buddy Boykin and Roy Craig officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews Kenny Hartley, Kevin Hartley, Douglas McCarty, DeWayne Pruitt, Johnny McCoy, Jerry McCoy, Terry McCoy and Leslie McCoy. Honorary pallbearers were James Corder, Bruce Swan, Johnny Jasper, Morgan Outlaw, Tommy Knight, Fred Graves, Eddie Corder and W.M. Wigley.

Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Rose Marie Hampton

Rose Marie Hampton, 53, of Crossett, died Sunday, August 19, 2007, at her residence. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she was former employee of Bemis Bag Co., and a member of the Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of nine years George Hampton; two sons, Santario Scott and wife Linda and Cory and wife Keisha Rochelle; two daughters, Kerri Rochelle and Latoya and husband Chad Sims; her mother, Annie Bea Scott, all of Crossett; three brothers, Mitchell Scott, Jr., and wife Brenda, Eddie J. Scott and wife Clarice, all of Jacksonville, and James Scott and wife Jacqueline of Pine Bluff; seven sisters, Mary A. Smith and husband Donald, Linda Ellis and husband Glen, Marilyn Whaley and husband Carl, Vera Scott, Clayton and husband Audwin Bradford, all of Crossett, Pernilla and husband Bishop Walter Smith of Louisville, KY, and Emma and husband William Tate of Camden; and seven grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Mitchell Scott Sr.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, August 25, in the Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Witherspoon officiating. The body will lie in state from 6 p.m Thursday until funeral time Friday. Pallbearers will be Chansen Scott, JaCarlos Whaley, William Ellis, Jr., Donald Smith, Jr., Audwin Bradford, Jr., and Jessie Hampton. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Margaret Lucille Knight

Margaret Lucille Knight, 89, of Memphis, TN, died Friday, August 17, 2007, at her residence outside Hamburg. A native of Memphis, a resident of Hamburg for the past eight months and a former resident of Little Rock, Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA, and Dallas, TX, she was an executive secretary for the United States Postal Service until retiring in 1978 after 30 years of service. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Memphis for many years.

She is survived by two sons, Duane Knight of Bartlett, TN, and Chuck Knight of Big Bear Lake, CA; two daughters, Nancy Brown of Garfield and Cecile Thomas of Benton; two sisters, Ruth Akin of Ashland, MS, and Joy Jaras of Snow Lake, MS; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathanial & Martha Marie Birdsong Rogers and a brother, Ray Shapley.

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 21, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Burgess officiating. Burial was to follow at the Egypt Cemetery with family members as pallbearers. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Troy Stanley, Sr.

Troy Stanley, Sr., 65, of Wilmot died Wednesday, August 15, 2007, at the Heart Hospital in Little Roc. A lifetime resident of Wilmot, he was a retired farm worker and a member of the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Troy Stanley, Jr., Dewayne Stanley and Nathan Stanley, all of Wilmot, and James O'Neal Stanley of Dallas, TX; one daughter, Sheila Stanley of Wilmot; one sister, Mattie Stanley of Perrine, FL; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Lee Stanley; a son, Ray Anthony Rogers; one great-grandson, Timarius Tyrek Stanley; and three brothers, Frank, Jessie Jams and Roy Stanley.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 23, in the First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. Ambrose Douzark officiating. Pallbearers will be James Boldwin, Calvin Brown, Albert Dunn, Sr., Dewayne Rogers and Larry and Thomas Cunningham.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, at Cromwell Funeral Home in Hamburg. Burial will follow services at the St. Martha Cemetery.

Carolyn Jane Trammell

Carolyn Jane Trammell, 50, of Crossett died on Friday, August 17, 2007. She was born on December 20, 1956, in Crossett to Tommy Floyd and Rebecca Jane Flemister Brown. Mrs. Trammell was a Baptist and a retired welder for SEARK Boat in Monticello.

Survivors include two daughters, Katie Trammell and Christy Trammell; her parents, Floyd and Rebecca Brown, all of Crossett; one sister, Kay Sampognaro of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren, Erin Courson and Kamron Anderson; and two nephews. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, August 20, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Shirley Phillips Wright

Shirley Phillips Wright, 66, of Crossett died Wednesday August 15, 2007, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital. Born on January 18, 1941, to Carl and Ruby Harrison Phillips, Mrs. Wright was a homemaker and a Baptist. She owned and operated The Wright Place Garden Center for over 25 years. Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Francis Goodwin Wright, II and two brothers, Arthur Phillips and Wesley Phillips.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Robert N. Wright of Crossett; one son, Robert N. Wright, Jr., of Crossett; one daughter, Robin Wright Brumbelow of Whitehouse, TX; one brother, Jimmy Phillips of Magnolia; and four grandchildren, Aaron, Mary Beth, Grace and Brock Wright.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 18, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bros. Stuart Sherman and Darrell Dean officiating. Pallbearers were Scott Sherman, Roger Hall, David Cobb, Aaron Wright, Robert N. Wright, Jr., and Jimmy Phillips. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics, 2115 Main St., North Little Rock, AR 72114. www.jonesservice.com.

Obituaries Published August 29

Mary Katherine Dew

Mary Katherine Dew, 82, of Hamburg died Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Hamburg and a lifelong resident of the Extra community south of Hamburg. she was a homemaker and a member of the Extra United Methodist Church where she served on the church board. She was a former president of the Woman's Christian Society and was the president of the EHC Busy Bee Society Club. She was the caretaker and the treasurer for the Extra Cemetery for many years until the Extra Cemetery Association was recently organized, and she was elected treasurer. She was a member of the Berlin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary of Post 9360 where she served as chaplain. In 1987 she started writing the column Extra News for the Ashley County Ledger.

She is survived by two sons, Virgil Dennis Dew and wife Susan of Kirksville, MO, and Frank Vance Dew and wife Connie of Crossett; two daughters, Vanice Jeffers and husband Gary of Hamburg and Kay Wood and husband Louis of Crossett; a sister, Nell Farrar and husband Boots of Bastrop, LA; a sister-in-law, Annie Mae Riels of Hamburg; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Dew, in 1996; her parents, Doc & Julia Ellen Martin Panquin; a brother, Johnny Panquin; and three sisters, Martha Bussell, Mattie Bell Austin and Ozell Haynes.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2007 at the Extra United Methodist Church with Revs. Lee Zuehike and Don Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Extra Cemetery. Pallbearers were Freddie Wayne Hogan, Douglas Riels, Charles Farmer, Regan Hunter, and Andy and Alan Riels. Honorary pallbearers were Fritz Pena, John E. "BoBo" Harrison and Allen Farmer. Memorials may be made to the Extra United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Vanice Jeffers, 2018 Ashley 25 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Extra Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Farmer, P.O. Box 472, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Fay Augusta Griswould

Fay Augusta Dean Griswould, 99, of Crossett died Thursday, August 23, 2007, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Danny Griswould of Crossett; a daughter, Marjorie Reese of Baton Rouge, LA; grandsons Gregory Griswould of Crossett and Edward Tonore of Madison, MS; granddaughters Karen Oiler and Terri Hammack, both of Baton Rouge; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Johnnie Workman Griswould, in 1989; a brother and five sisters.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 26, in the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Kirkland and Rev. Jeff Smart officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Vought, John Vought and Philip Stanley. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Mack Hayden

Mack Hayden, 77, of Hamburg died Friday, August 24, 2007, at his residence in Hamburg. A a native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of Hamburg, he worked for the Arkansas State Highway Department for over 20 years, was a former Arkansas State Trooper and law enforcement officer in Hamburg and retired from the Hamburg Fire Department. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, John Sammons and wife Kay of Sherwood; a daughter, Diane Leonard and husband Lloyd of Crossett; five grandchildren, Ricky Leonard, Dana Chavis, Shannon Fields, Joey and Kaysi Sammons and five great-grandchildren, Danielle and Kacee Leonard, Devin and Daley Chavis and Alexa Fields. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie B. Hayden, in 2005; his parents, Bill and Mary Sue Noble Hayden; a brother, Bill Hayden, Jr., and a sister, Mary Nell Spencer.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, August 27, in the Southside Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Elton and Terry Greenwood officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Lawrence Martin, Tim Collier, Ray Laskey, Norman Higginbotham, W.M. Wigley and James Higginbotham.

Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church, 1508 Highway 425 South, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

William "Bill" Holland

Mr. William "Bill" Holland, 91, of Portland died Sunday, August 26, 2007, at his residence outside Portland. A native of Damascus and a resident of Portland for the past 57 years, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Portland Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and was the recipient of a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal and European African Middle Eastern Service Medal.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Birdie West Holland; a daughter, Barbara Harris and husband Carroll, all of Portland; a brother, Ervin Holland of Lake Village; a half brother, Dee Holland of Conway; a half sister, Bernice Tarkington of Memphis; a grandson, Greg Gilliam of Fort Smith and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mal & Frone Hartwick Holland; two brothers, George and John Holland and a sister, Lou Frazer.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, in the Portland Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Selby officiating. Burial was to follow at the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Bennie Gilliam, Kenneth Moore, Allen Gilliam, and Chris, Phil and Ted Selby. Honorary pallbearers were to be Larry Holland, Carroll Harris and Greg Gilliam. Memorials may be made to the Portland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 86, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Doris Kenan Huffman

Doris Kenan Huffman, 76, of El Dorado died Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas after a brief illness. She was a long time resident of the Milo community near Hamburg prior to moving to El Dorado in 2002. Her childhood years were spent in Central Texas before she married Louie D. Huffman of Crossett, and she never lost her love of the Texas hill country. She was wife and helpmate to her husband of 43 years, giving her time and devotion to her three daughters. She put herself through Austin Secretarial Business School and worked for the Texas Land Office in Austin, Texas; Central Freight Lines in Lampasas, Texas; and General Insulation and Southern States Life Insurance Company in Houston, Texas. She was co-owner and operator of the Pine Hill Grocery Store on Highway 133 for a number of years while helping her husband start the business they built together, Huffman's Machine Shop in Crossett. After her husband's death, she took over his position as administrator of the Ashley Department of Emergency Management and veterans service officer. She was a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. After her move to El Dorado she joined Immanuel Baptist Church. She was an Eastern Star member of the Prairie Lodge in Hamburg.

She is survived by three daughters, Debra H. Hashem and husband Hani of Monticello, Cheryl H. Mangum and husband Tom of El Dorado, and Alicia H. McCone and husband Wade of Addison, Texas; two sisters, Nelda Hodge of Burnet, Texas, and Novalee Jackson of Lake Victor, Texas; and five grandchildren, Meghan McCone, Katlyn and Jordan Hashem and Wes and Lura Mangum. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2000, her parents, Everett & Alice Risinger Kenan, and two brothers, Gerald Kenan and William Kenan.

Grave-side services were at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 25, at the Egypt Cemetery with Rev. Ferrell Breshears officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Greg Sivils, Steve Pogue, John Wright and Steven Pennington. Memorials may be made to the Egypt Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. John Laing, 272 Ashley 454 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

David W. Nelms

David W. Nelms, 58, of Fordyce died Wednesday August 22, 2007, at the Dallas County Medical Center. Born February 22, 1949, in Ashley County, he was the son of the late David Randall and Bertie Gracie Nelms. He was a technician for Plum Creek. He was preceded in death by two infant sons.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellingsburg Nelms of Fordyce; a daughter, Renee Nelms Garner and husband Paul of Fordyce; and three grandchildren, Brittany, Stephanie, and Alex Garner.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, at the Benton Funeral Home chapel in Fordyce.

Burial followed services at the Oakland Cemetery in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com.

Annie Wilson

Annie Wilson, 69, of Portland died Thursday, August 23, 2007, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Camden, TN, a resident of Portland for the past 11 years and a former resident of Marseilles, Illinois, she retired from Lucent Technologies after 30 years of service and was a member of the Newark Missionary Baptist Church in Newark, IL.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, George Wilson of Portland; a daughter, Georgia Fuller of Ruston, LA; three brothers, Wayne Newsom of Marston, MO, Paul Newsom of Haiti, MO, and David Newsom of Malden, MO; three sisters, Azalee Fish of Big Sandy, TN, Johnie Hutton of Delano, TN, and Carolyn Armoto of Indianapolis, IN; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Luna Mae Russell Newsom, and two brothers, Gene and Donald Newsom.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m., Sunday, August 26, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. E.W. Ricks officiating. Burial followed at the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald, David, Joe & Perry Wilson, Larry England and David Hackett.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

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