Russel G. Hogue
Russel G. Hogue, 82, of Lonoke died Sunday, June 3, 2007. He was born July 12, 1924, in Walnut Lake and spent his childhood in Florence, later moving to McGehee. He was a member of the Lonoke Baptist Church, a deacon emeritus, and a retired auto mechanic. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the European Theater as a member of the First Army, Third Armored Division.
Survivors include a son, David and wife Dana Hogue of Lake Wylie, SC; daughters, Susan and husband Roger Manning of Hot Springs and Elizabeth and husband Dwayne Bell of Fort Smith; brothers, Gene Hogue and Roy and wife Ursula Hogue of McGehee and Lawrence Hogue of Louisiana; one sister, Ann and husband Earl Wood of McGehee; grandchildren, Mark Hogue of Crossett, Mackenzie Barber of Hot Springs, Clay Manning of San Antonio, Texas, Robinson Hogue of Charlotte, NC, Joshua Bell of Fayetteville, Amanda Grimes of Little Rock and Austin Hogue of Columbia, SC; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Austin and Joshua Barber of Hot Springs and extended family Jimmy and Sheila Wallace of Lonoke, Jennifer, Eric and Anna Claire Hale of Lavaca, Leah and Reagan Palmer of Searcy and Laura and Andy Evans of Warren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Maggie Hogue, brother, Wayne Hogue, and sisters, Ruby Spradlin and Mildred Foster, one son, Hugh Hogue, his wife of 46 years, Janie Whitaker Hogue, and his wife of 11 years, Gerlie Starling Hogue.
Funeral services will be held at Lonoke Baptist Church, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. Burial will follow in Mt Carmel Cemetery in Eudora at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.
Margaret M. Hurley
Margaret M. Hurley, 80, of Wilmot, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the Summerlin Lane Nursing Home in Bastrop, LA. A native of Wilmot; a former resident of Corpus Christi, TX, a resident of Wilmot for the past 20 years and a resident of the Summerlin Lane Nursing Home for the past three years, she was a bookkeeper, a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by a brother, Fred Montgomery and wife Shirley of Wilmot; a sister, Marine Love of Birmingham, AL; a step-son, Johnny Hurley, Jr., of Marshall TX; a step-daughter, Linda Quantilla of Connecticut; and six nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Hurley, in 1987; her parents, Fred and Mayme Reid Montgomery and a nephew, David Love.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 31, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Bowles officiating. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clint McGowen, Rick Barthol, Logan Hollis, Cecil Harvey, Stephen McKelvey and Payton Hollis. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Barthol, Ron McGowen, Leon McAlister, Archie Walker, Phil Hollis, Gene Chandler, Bobby Foster, Heath Barthol and Austin Bordeaux. Memorials may be made to the Wilmot Baptist Church, PO Box 248, Wilmot, AR 71654. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Emma Lee Jones
Emma Lee Jones, 92, of Warren, formerly of Crossett, died Friday, June 1, 2007, at the Bradley County Medical Center in Warren. A native of Crossett and a resident of Warren for the past four years, she retired from the Crossett School District and was a member of Hunter Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Lawrence Lee of Oakland, CA; one daughter, Beverly Hampton of Warren; a special nephew, Larry "Chick" Taylor of Crossett; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Jones; her parents, Lum and Hattie Pippen Taylor; one brother and four sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, at 1 p.m. at Hunter Chapel Baptist Church in West Crossett with Rev. Wilton Baines officiating. Burial was at Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Nephews served as pallbearers.
Lois Oliver White
Mrs. Lois Oliver White, 93, of Fountain Hill died Monday, May 28, 2007, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Fountain Hill for many years, she was a homemaker and the oldest surviving member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years and a member of the Women's Missionary Union.
She is survived by a son, Gerald "Buddy" White and companion Helen Malone of Hamburg; a daughter, Sylvia Alldread of Pine Bluff; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann White of Hamburg; two brothers, Randall Oliver of St. Louis, MO, and LeRoy Oliver of McGehee; a sister, Ouida Hewitt of Sumerville, SC; three grandchildren, Dana Roberts of Hamburg, Kim Thornton of Woodlawn and Chuck White of Hamburg; five great-grandchildren, Damian, Jeremy and Philip Roberts, Ashlee Hayes and Colby White and a great-great-grandson, Jake Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Omer White in 2000; her parents, Roy and Beulah Bryan Oliver; three brothers, Curtis, Victor and Fulton Oliver and four sisters, Louise Hoffman, Pauline Garvin, Tralucia Gehard and Vivian High.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, in the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Revs. Gene Gregory and Bill Elton officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Damian, Jeremy and Philip Roberts, Mike Thornton, Mike Richard and Bobby Griffin. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Ladies Sunday School Class of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Obituaries Published June 13
Rev. Orville Clark
Rev. Orville Clark, 82, of Hamburg died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the Life Touch Hospice House in El Dorado. A native of Warren and a resident of Hamburg for many years, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II. A carpenter by trade, he later surrendered into the ministry and was recently the pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Ronnie Clark and wife Bobbi and Richard Clark and wife Brenda; a daughter, Gayla Sydoriak and husband Danny, all of Crossett; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Johnson Clark, in 2001; his parents, Jim & Carrie Warren Clark; six brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, June 11, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Joey Meredith & Micah Carter officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Webb, Jimmy Farris, Slab Ward, Levi Gray, Rusty & Randy Glennon. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Josey, David Farabough, Jimmy Hines, David Craig, John Lane and Donald Stafford.
Memorials may be made to the Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Annie Mae "Tiny" Love
Annie Mae "Tiny" Love, 86, of Hamburg died Monday, June 4, 2007, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Helen Scates, Nadine Parker and Patricia Love, all of Hamburg; ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Love; three daughters, Shirley Madison, Ida Bell Reese and Regina Colbert; her parents, Tom and Annie Haynes Goldsby; two brothers and eight sisters.
Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Elder Jasper Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Casey Simpson, Mark Simpson, Willie Ashford, Matthew Thompson, Willie Mays and Robert Thompson. Burial followed services at the Phillip Grove Cemetery.
Mary Alice Lauhon
Mary Alice Daugherty Lauhon, 89, of Hamburg, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley County and a resident of the Promise Land community outside Hamburg since 1974, she was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, a homemaker, and worked for Daughtery Grocery & Market for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harry Lauhon of Hamburg; three sons, Charles Daugherty and wife Jean of Dallas, TX, Lavelle Daugherty and wife Helen of Cleveland, MS, and David Daugherty and wife Cathy of Winnsboro, TX; three step-sons, Dale Lauhon and wife Jan, Gerald Lauhon and wife Betty, and Philip Lauhon and wife Hilda, all of Hamburg; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Troy Daugherty; her parents, William & Ossie Lovette Wallace; two sisters, Vena Mae Wallace Higginbotham and Vera Wallace Wilson; and two brothers, T.P. & Haywood Wallace.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 9, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Reese officiating. Burial followed at the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jackie and Ronnie Lauhon, Marc Collins, Andrew Hartshorn, Neal, Sean, Todd & Mark Daugherty, Kevin Smith and Mike Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Dewey "Scutter" Kilcrease, Don Kelley, Roger White, Norval Lee Cecil, Buddy Kilcrease, Steve Collins, Charles Wells, Travis Wallace and Jim Wells.
Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Travis Lewis, 77, of Longview, formerly of Crossett, died Thursday, June 7, 2007. Born on January 24, 1930, in Crossett to George and Icie Estelle Farrar Lewis, he was a Baptist and a security guard at Georgia Pacific Plywood until retiring in 1998. He loved animals and all sports and enjoyed fishing, gardening and working in his shop.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Annie Mae Lord Lewis; one son, Wayne Lewis; one daughter, Patricia Lewis, all of Longview; two sisters, Barbara Porter and Shirley Anne Outlaw, both of Crossett; and two grandchildren, Matt and Jess. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald Wayne Lewis and Leslie Gene Lewis.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Keith Hicks officiating. Burial followed at the Hickory Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Heath King, Chip McMahan, Andy Lewis, J. D. White, Jimmy Lord and Merchel Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Laron Burke, Jimmy Norrell, Waylon Outlaw and Allen Lewis. www.jonesservice.com
Prives Joseph "P.J." Perot, 73, of Crossett died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at St. Frances North Hospital in Monroe, LA. Born on January 31, 1934, in Campti, LA, to Variste and Ella Neen Chaplin Perot, he worked for Georgia Pacific's bag mill and later retired as a bus mechanic from Crossett Public Schools. He loved to hunt and fish in his younger days. In addition to his parents, Mr. Perot was preceded in death by a son-n-law, Michael Pierce and three brothers; Alvin, James and Nelson Perot.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Gladys Perot; two daughters, Cynthia Barnett and husband Don and Melba Graves and husband Ricky, all of Crossett; four brothers; Johnny Perot of Baton Rouge, LA, Gene Perot of Baton Rouge, George Perot of El Cajon, CA, and Pete Perot of Baton Rouge; one sister; Audrey Housey of Monroe, LA; three grandchildren; Tony Pierce, Kelly Smith and Holly Graves; four great-grandchildren, Draylon and Tyler Smith, Gabrille and Garrett Pierce and a host of other relatives.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial followed at the Hickory Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Arkansas, 4942 West Markham, Suite 1, Little Rock, AR 72205. www.jonesservice.com
Mrs. Evelyn Rutledge, 78, of Portland died Monday, June 4, 2007, in Lake Village. A native of Clarksville, MO, who moved with her husband to the Aulds community outside Portland in 1955, she was a member of the Aulds Baptist Church. Mrs. Rutledge was active in her community and served as a member of the Chicot County Fair Board for almost 50 years. She worked as a nutrition aide for the Chicot County Extension Service for 30 years and was an accomplished photographer.
She is survived by a son, William "Willie" Rutledge, Jr., and wife Sandra of Portland; two brothers, Bud Baumann of Louisiana, MO, and Gene Baumann of Columbia, MO; a sister, Clarice Chandler, of Clarksville, MO; a grandson, Josh Hammond of Lafayette, LA; and two great-grandchildren, Dalton & Mylie. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Rutledge, in 2000 and her parents, Leroy & Mary Larson Baumann.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, June 8, in the Aulds Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Williams officiating. Burial was at 3 p.m., Friday at the New Sardis Cemetery in West Monroe, LA. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Claude Allen Turner
Claude Allen Turner, 64, of Lake Village died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Born April 13, 1943, in Portland, he was a retired automotive service manager and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Tullos Turner of Lake Village; a son, Damon Turner of McGehee; a daughter, Kathy Sadler of Lake Village; his father, Gussie Allen Turner of Lake Village; a sister, Mary DeHart of Pine Bluff; and four grandchildren, Cameron and Lily Sadler and Alex Hogue and Michael Turner. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Lee Morris Turner; and a sister, Betty Burns.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Bro. Mel Vail officiating. Burial will follow services at the Lake Village Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12.
Vernell "Man" Wilson, Jr.
Vernell "Man" Wilson, Jr., 57, of Montrose died Sunday, June 3, 2007, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Buff. A lifelong resident of Montrose, he was a farm laborer and a member of the New Providence Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Trent Vernell Wilson of Portland and Patrick Gray of Detroit, MI; two daughters, Michelle Wilson of North Little Rock and Sharita Scot of Cleveland, OH; his parents, Vernell and Earnisteen Wilson of Montrose; two brothers, Carlton Wilson of Monticello and Ronald Wilson of Petersburg, VA: and six sisters, Evelyn A. Wilson and Alsenia Wilson of Montrose; Earnestine Nelson, Val Wilson-Ward and Stephanie Smith, all of Dermott;, and Jonnie C. Joplin of Chicago, IL. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, in the St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Hargraves officiating. Pallbearers were David Robinson, John Tarry, Robert Brown, Jr., Michael Jenkins, John Nelson, Eugene Ward, Stanley Smith and Charles Bynum. Honorary pallbearers were Carlton, Ronald, Elmo, Arthur, Kevin and Michael Wilson.
Burial followed services at the Providence Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Obituaries Published June 20
David Melton Curry
David Melton Curry, 70, of Crossett, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at his home. Born on November 16, 1936, to the late Ben George and Amy Elizabeth Brown Curry in New Edinburg, he was an Air Force veteran and retired from Georgia Pacific as a shipping supervisor after 27 years of service. He was a member of Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Juanita Curry of Crossett; two step-sons, Curtis Heflin of Kent, OH, and James Stephens of Deatsville, AL; one brother, Bobby Curry of Campti, LA; three sisters, Norma Savage of Homer, LA, Georgia Jarvis of Warren and Mary Vines of Hermitage; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a step daughter, Barbara Smith.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, June 15, in the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Roy Grantham and Donnie Dubose officiating. Pallbearers were Merchel Carpenter, William Coleman, Burl Toler, John Lewis, Dennis Banks and Leo Wright.
Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com
Janet Dennis Jones
Janet Dennis Jones, 93, of Crossett died at her daughter's home in Fairhope, AL, on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. Born in Magnolia on April 23, 1914, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Dennis, she attended school in Magnolia and won many honors for her public readings. Mrs. Jones graduated from Southern State College in Magnolia and Henderson State Teachers College. She then taught school in Hamburg where she met her future husband, Richard Jones.
Mrs. Jones helped her husband establish Jones Funeral Home and Flower Shop of Crossett in 1941, Pinewood Memorial Park, Ashley Life Insurance Company, Jones Electric Co. and Ashley Enterprises. She also set up one of the first credit bureaus in the area, Ashley County Credit Bureau, which she owned and operated until 1986. Mrs. Jones was active in the community. She served on many boards of the First United Methodist Church and for many years as chairperson of the Church Lectureship Committee. She was past president and a life member of the United Methodist Women. She also served as president of the Crossett PTA and worked tireless for the early establishment of the parent teacher organization. She was a member and past president of the Crossett Book Club joining in the early 1940s. She served the community as a board member of the Crossett Public Library seeing it through the building of its new facilities. She was a member of the Col. Francis V. Brookings chapter of the DAR, serving for many years as the chairperson of the DAR Good Citizen committee. She was honored by the Crossett Book Club and the City of Crossett in 2005 and was presented a proclamation from the mayor declaring Janet Jones Day.
She was politically active during the election of her first cousin, Sid McMath, to the office of governor of Arkansas and remained interested in local, state and national politics her entire life. She was an avid reader, bridge player and a loyal Arkansas Razorback fan.
She is survived by her son Dennis E. Jones and wife Penny of Olympia, Washington, and her daughter, Patricia J. Bridgforth and husband Joe of Fairhope, Alabama. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Richard S. "Rick" Jones, III, and wife Lisa of Crossett, Ashley Jones and Robyn of Fayetteville, Janet B. Medders of Clinton, MS, Carmen McNew and husband William of Choudrant, LA, Steve Jones and wife Shandin of Portland, OR, and Robert Jones of Portland, OR; and eight great-grandchildren Richard S. Jones IV and Katie Jones, Maggie and Emily Medders, Hannah McNew, Alex and Adam Jones, and Zac Jones. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Sylvia Arnold of Fayetteville and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Samuel Jones; her son Richard S. "Dickie" Jones, Jr., and an infant daughter Sandra W. Jones. Her three brothers, Wyman, Harold and Caroll Dennis, also preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Crossett at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 15, with Revs. Robert Regnier and Bill Williams officiating. There was a private family burial at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Bill Norman Jr., Jack Edwards, Frank Dolan, Bert Jordan, Tom Streetman, Mike Webb, Ben Walsh, Andy Gresham, Peter Watzek, L.H. Horton, Ben Posey, Scott Campbell, and Scott Harper.Honorary pallbearers were employees of Jones Funeral Home, Jones Flower Shop and Pinewood Memorial Park. Services were by of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jones service.com
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635, or to one's favorite charity.
Mr. Cleveland Moseby, 55, of Conway died Friday, June 15, 2007, at the Hospice Home Care in Conway. A native of Parkdale and a resident of Conway for the past four years, he was a resident of Hamburg and Ashley County most of his life. He worked for the Faulkner County Road Department in Conway and was a log truck driver for many years. He was a member of the Prince Hall Masons.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Katie Davis Moseby of Conway; four sons, Albert Robinson of Jacksonville, Cleveland Moseby, Jr., of North Little Rock, Lesley Moseby of Conway and Kevin Moseby of San Diego, CA; nine daughters, Sarah Love of Pine Bluff, Tamela Moseby of Conway, Katherine Page of Hamburg, Georgia and Gabrielle Moseby of Conway; Carolyn Moseby of Tulsa, OK, Christian Moseby of Fayetteville, Katie Moseby of Tulsa and Mary Grace Moseby of Houston, TX; his mother, Erenstine Dunn of Parkdale; four brothers, Clarence Burns of Parkdale, James Moseby of Toledo, OH, Larry Dunn of Dallas, TX, and Charles Dunn of Hamburg; five sisters, Celia Davis of St. Louis, MO, Beatrice and Johnnie Dunn of Parkdale and Rose Watson and Evelyn Christian of Bastrop, LA, and 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, William Moseby; his father, Lesley Moseby; and a brother, Henry Dunn.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 23, in the Church of the Redeemer with Rev. Jerry Grant, Rev. Robbie Walter and Rev. Jim Hadley officiating. A private burial will be at the St. Marion Cemetery in Sunshine. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Louella Pennington Rinehart
Louella Pennington Rinehart, 66, of Crossett died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born in Ouachita County December 22, 1940, she was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Crossett.
She is survived by one son, Joe Rinehart of Crossett; three daughters, Sherry Crouse and husband Ricky of Kingsland, Sandra Walthall and husband Cecil of Crossett and Tammy Cornell of Crossett; one brother, Harold Pennington and wife Betty of Bearden; three sisters, Libby Freeman and husband Raymond of Millry, AL, Alice Bullock and husband Randy of Harrison and Kay Pennington of Stephens; eleven grandchildren, Matt, Melissa, Chris, Tiffany, Josh, Alan, Lee, Becca, Casey, Zack and Tyler; and seven great-grandchildren, Jared, Christopher, Emily, Kiera, Larissa, Chris, Jr. and Gauge. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Edna Mays Pennington; one brother, H.B. Pennington; and two grandchildren, Cayce and Aiden Bowen.
Funeral services were planned for 11 am Tuesday, June 19, in the First Assembly of God in Crossett with Rev. Norman Riordan officiating. Grave-side services were planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Salem Cemetery near Bearden with arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. www.bentonfuneralhome.com.
Obituaries Published June 27
James Tilford Elton
Grave-side funeral services for James Tilford Elton, 83, of Albany, GA, who died Sunday, June 17, 2007, were at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Crown Hill Cemetery with Rev. Chip Gresham officiating.
A native of Ashley County, he had resided in Albany for the past forty years, moving from Oak Ridge, TN. He was the owner/operator of Elton's Restaurant before retirement, an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a former member of the Exchange Club of Oak Ridge and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Elton of South Haven, MS; a daughter, Sheila Spaulding of Cumming, GA; two step-daughters, Donna Holley of Duluth, GA, and Linda Topmiller of Albany; three sisters, Maybelle Childs of Tennessee City, TN, Christine Dean of Lathaway, FL, and Becky Williams of Dermott; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by this wife, Patty Bramlett Elton; a step-son, Bill Sikes; a brother, Hollin B. Elton; and a sister, Emma Rice. Arrangements were by Mathews Funeral Home of Albany. www. mathewsfuneral-home.com
Martha Peterson Fleming
Martha Peterson Fleming, 72, of Hamburg died Friday, June 22, 2007, at her sister's residence in Hamburg. A native of Almyra, a resident of Hamburg for the past four years and a former resident of Little Rock, she was an account representative for the Baptist Medical Center until retiring in 1996 after 20 years of service. She attended the First Baptist Church in Hamburg.
She is survived by two brothers, Bobby Peterson of Hamburg and Fred Peterson of Pittsburgh, PA; two sisters, Sallye Taylor and husband Frank and June Evans and husband Leon, all of Hamburg; a brother-in-law, Fontaine Fleming of Seattle, WA; a sister-in-law, Sandra Ford of Birmingham, AL; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Fleming, in 2001; her parents, Charlie & Katie Mitchell Peterson; and a sister, Charlene Wells.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, June 25, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Livingston, Mitchell Taylor, O. B. Johnston, Keith Ladd, David Olsen and John Coghlan.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646.
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Rebeca Mae Gammel
Rebeca Mae Gammel, 4, of Crossett died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Children's Hospital in Dallas, TX. Born in Bastrop, LA, she had lived in Crossett for the past year and one-half. She loved to slide and swim.
Survivors are her father and stepmother, Jackson and Gail Gammel of Crossett; her mother, Michelle Bridges of Bastrop; a brother, Hilarion Zarate of Crossett; a sister, Deanna Gammel of Crossett; paternal grandparents Louie and Sandra Gammel of Crossett, great-grandmother Verda Mae Jenkins of Crossett, and paternal grandparents Jean Washburn of Crossett and Leroy and Barbara Bridges of Bastrop. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Clifton Cordell Jenkins; an uncle, Aaron Bridges; and her maternal grandparents, Odessal and Dervis Bridges.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Monday, June 25, in the Wallers Chapel Methodist Church with Revs. Judyth Ross and Doug Edwards officiating. Pallbearers were Roy Bridges, Christopher Jenkins, Jonathan Griffin and Jeff Tanksley. Honorary pallbearers were Hilarion Zarate and Charles Barnett. Burial followed services at the Pugh Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.