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Marian Grimm Carter

Marian Lee Grimm Carter, 75, of Crossett died Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born December 29, 1931, in the old Crossett Camp to Olen Curtis and Alpha Omega Burchfield Grimm, she retired from Arkansas Power and Light after 20 years of service. She loved to travel, read, shop and was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Robby Carter of Crossett; three sons, Dennis Wayne Carter and wife Connie of Crossett, David Alan Carter and wife Julie of West Hartford, CT, and Keith Duane Carter of Crossett; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Cheryl Alice Carter; and four half brothers, Horace Young, Harold Young, Harvel Young and Herman Young.

Funeral services were at 1 p. m., Saturday, March 3, in the First Baptist Church with Bros. Jeff Smart, Jerry Carter and Barry Carter officiating. Burial followed at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were Steve Simmons, Hunter Barnett, Lewell Lynde, Paul Langley, Wayne Moffatt, Dennis Maxwell, Bobby Vickers, and Earl Deal. Honorary pallbearers were Edward Watt, Frank Rawls, Billy Brown, Frank Edmonsond, Julian Hodge, Dean Ray, Roger Nutt, Tommy Hooks, Jim Bob McCormick, Gerald Mann, Harold Mann, Gene Rawls, and Phillip Swan. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 701 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635. www.jonesservice.com

Ennis Opal Chapman

Ennis Opal Barnett Chapman, 78, of Minden, LA, formerly of Hamburg, died Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at Cornerstone Hospital in Bossier City, LA. Born August 12, 1928, in Ashley County to Henry Bryan and Ollie Moore Barnett, she was a dedicated church worker, serving with her husband in the many churches he pastored.

Survivors include one son, Dwayne Chapman and wife Pam of Minden; one brother, Charles Barnett and wife Maycel of Crossett; one sister, Lucille Bierbaum and husband Henry of Hamburg; and two grandsons, Jacob Dwayne Chapman of Ruston, LA, and Travis Kyle Chapman of Minden. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Rev. Cloy Chapman; two daughters, Wanda Jean Chapman and Roselyn Carol Chapman; one sister, Norma Allene Christy; and three brothers, James Oral Barnett, Robert Lee Barnett and Roby Glen Barnett.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 2, in the chapel of Rose-Neath Minden Chapel in Minden with Revs. Richard Methvin and Sammy Tamburo officiating. Burial was at Whispering Pines Cemetery in Minden.

Daniel Ely Ferguson

Daniel Ely Ferguson, 61, of Crossett died Monday, February 28, 2007, at his residence. Born July 15, 1945, in Camden, he lived in Pine Bluff for 20 years and was a resident of Crossett for the past 27 years. He was a construction supervisor for Bradley Industrial Construction and a member of Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Ely Ferguson, Jr,. and wife Melinda of Crossett; two daughters, Linda Kannard and husband Steve of Crossett and Samantha Bates of Pine Bluff; one sister, Edith Moates of Crossett; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Ely and Annie Lee Smith Ferguson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Roy Grantham officiating. Burial was at Mount Olive Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Gordie Wilcox, Roland Stanley, Kenneth Stanley, Chad King, Will Kannard and Stephen Cross. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Cross and Steve Kannard.

Billy Roy Kelley, Jr.

Billy Roy Kelley, Jr., 20, of Star City died Sunday, March 4, 2007, in Star City as the result of an automobile accident. A resident of Star City for the past four years and a former resident of Eudora, he graduated from Star City High School in 2004 and worked for the Lincoln County Road Department. He attended the Southside Baptist Church in Star City.

He is survived by his parents, Billy Roy Kelley, Sr., of Wilmot and Charlotte Bailey of Oak Grove, LA; his grandmother, Mary F. Kelley of Wilmot; his girlfriend, Danielle Hoven of Star City; a brother, Roy Cordell Kelley of Mississippi; two sisters, Heather Rose and her fiancé, Jeff Prior, of Johnstown, PA, and Sabrina Strange of Oak Grove; and a nephew, Alden Prior. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Buford & Mattie Rose and Charles Wesley Kelley.

Grave-side services were planned for 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, in the Bell Cemetery outside Wilmot, with Rev. Carlos Pitts officiating. Honorary pallbearers were to be Lee & Charles Graham, Scott Wynn and Jerry Joe Winningham. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Bob Kirkland

Mr. Bob Kirkland, 89, of Portland died Sunday, March 4, 2007m at his residence in Portland. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Portland for most of his life, he owned and operated the Kirkland Grocery Store in Portland for 40 years and was a member of the Portland United Methodist Church. A World War II veteran of the United States Navy, he was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Myrtle Kirkland.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edna Wroten Kirkland of Portland; a daughter, Ginger Wilson of Erie, CO; a brother, Paul E. Kirkland; and a sister, June Willis, both of Atlanta, GA; a granddaughter, Ginger Lee Estes and a great-granddaughter, Adeline Estes.

Grave-side services were planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, in the Portland Cemetery with Rev. Ron Feeser officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Portland United Methodist Church ,P. O. Box 400, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Roddy C. Lochala

Mr. Roddy Carter Lochala, 82, of Hamburg died Friday, March 2, 2007, at his residence in Hamburg. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1943. He worked at Arkla Gas Company for 25 years until retiring in 1985 and also worked for W. E. Tucker Oil & Butane Company for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he was a deacon for over 56 years as well as a Sunday School teacher and a Training Union & youth leader for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Pauline Sullivan Lochala of Hamburg; two sons, Roddy Allen "Butch" Lochala and wife Patty of Newport and Dr. Richard Mark Lochala and wife Susan of Mena; a sister, Kate Murphy and husband George of Crossett; six grandchildren, Dr. Roddy Smart Lochala and wife Mary Kathryn of Newport, Stephanie Wickliffe and husband Stephen of Tyler, TX, Nathan Lochala of Fayetteville, and Whitney, Joshua & Hannah Lochala, all of Mena; two great-grandchildren, Mary Mills Lochala and Abigail Pauline Lochala, both of Newport; and extended family members Hurshel & Anna Ruth Kelley, Jack & Kathryn Shell, John William & Nancy Spivey, Butch & Phyllis Hill and Martha Jones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roddy M. & Annie Margaret Carter Lochala; and three sisters, Hazel McCaig, Edith Ridenour and Madeline Burks.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, at the First Baptist Church with Drs. Bobby Pennington and Tommy Cunningham and Revs. Royce Christmas and Jimmy D. Wallace officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Unity Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Drew Carpenter, Bruce Smith, John Smith, William Smith, Jon Bierbaum, Jack Carpenter, Jr., Johnny Smith, Jimmy Hargis and Jim Atkins. Honorary pallbearers were to be John W. Spivey, Butch Hill, Billy Bierbaum, Carl John Bierbaum, deacons of the First Baptist Church and the members of the Carl Locke Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646, Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646, or to the Ashley County Medical Center Foundation, P. O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Clyde Louis Lowry, Jr.

Clyde Louis Lowry, Jr., 78, of Crossett died Sunday, March 4, 2007, in Little Rock. Born on December 10, 1928, at Fountain Hill to Clyde Louis Lowry, Sr., and Fannie Francis Ford Lowry, he retired from Chase Bag Company and was a former member of Ashley County Rescue Unit and North Crossett Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Croswell Lowry of Crossett; two daughters, Cynthia and husband Leroy Farr of Wichita, Kansas, and Holly and husband Troy Stewart of Hamburg; one brother, Kenneth Lowry; one sister, Geraline Pennington; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday March 6, in the First Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Gene Cullum and Blaine Beck officiating.

Burial was to follow at the Zion Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Abiding Faith Christian School, 1552 Hwy 52W, Crossett, AR 71635. www.jonesservice.com

Tracey L. Rice

Tracey L. Rice, 71, of Crossett died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at the Golden Living Center. Born on March 2, 1935, in Crossett to Cecil Leggett and Abbie Nora Stanley Rice, he loved to play the guitar and was a member of the Martinville Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, George Buchler of Crossett; one daughter, Pennie Conning of Alamogordo, NM; one brother, Thomas "Buddy" Rice of Bryant; five sisters, Dixie Bays, Lexie Bozeman, and Gladys Martin, all of Hamburg, and Verlee Jenkins and Julia Jenkins, both of Crossett; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Fay Rice, and a brother, Charles "Fay" Rice.

Grave-side services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Carlock Cemetery with Bro. Buddy Burton officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Michael Buchler, George Buchler, Josh Kelley, James Dixion, Darryel Nellams, and Carmen Sullivan. www.jonesservice.com.

Obituaries Published March 14

Barbara Wiggins Battles

Barbara Wiggins Battles, 65, of Monticello died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Battles was a native and former resident of Warren and graduated from Warren High School in 1959. A resident of Monticello since 1977, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She is survived by her husband, B.J. Battles of Monticello; two daughters, Penny Gwin and husband Steven of Fountain Hill and Debbie Whitley and husband Shohn of Kannapolis, N.C.; her mother, Maudie Wiggins of Warren; a brother, Steve Wiggins of Hampton; three sisters, Nancy Sewell of Grand Prairie, TX, Beulah Ables of Hampton and Sandra Frye of Warren; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy S. Wiggins.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at the Flat Creek Cemetery with Rev. Craig Jenkins officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Steven Bornslater

Steven Bornslater, 50, of Crossett died Friday, March 9, 2007, at his residence. A native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Crossett for the past four years, he was a former employee of Caraustar and a member of Bethel A. M. E. Church.

Survivors include one son, Marcus Bornslater and wife Sophia of Arlington, TX; a special long-time friend, Josanna Harris of Bastrop, LA; four step-children, Carolyn Harris, Alicia Robins and Farhan Harris, all of Bastrop, and Cedric Harris of Grand Prairie, TX; his aunt who raised him, Bessie Maude Simmons of Fountain Hill; two brothers, Reginald Bornslater of New Orleans, LA, and Donald Bornslater of Chicago, IL; one uncle, Troy David Simmons, Jr., of Augusta, GA; and 19 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus and Leslie Mae Simmons Bornslater; one step-daughter, Thelma L. Harris; one granddaughter, Sasha Bornslater; and his uncle who raised him, James "Buddy" Simmons.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Gregory Baker officiating. Burial was to follow at Norris Hill Cemetery in Fountain Hill. Pallbearers were to be Dewayne Davis, Jarvis Miller, Ray Charles Washington, Christopher Simpson, Edgar Cotton and Johnny Ray Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Donald and Reginald Bornslater, Terrian Keys, Charlie Howard, Troy David Simmons Jr., Larry Simmons and Adolphus McHenry.

Ethel Laverne Burchell

Ethel Laverne Burchell, 83, of Crossett died Monday, March 5, 2007. at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born August 29, 1923, to Frank Stanton and Addie Lee Moore Knight in Milo, Mrs. Burchell retired from Chase Bag Plant after 37 years of service. She was a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. She loved to read, crochet, quilt, garden, and cook.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Estel Burchell of Crossett; one son, Donald Fay Burchell of Milo; one brother, Frank S. Knight, Jr., of Milo; three sisters, Margie Noble of Monticello, Lucille Etheridge of Little Rock and Judy Van Arsdel of Fort Worth, TX; three grandchildren, Caryn Owens and husband Ricky of Crossett, Byron Burchell of Hamburg and David Burchell of Monroeville, AL; one great-grandchild, Carson Owens of Crossett, AR; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Frances Tyson and Ruth Catherine Murphy.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Bros. Lloyd Gibbs and Fredrick Etheridge officiating. Burial followed at Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were Byron Burchell, Ricky Owens, Ricky Etheridge, Billy Burchell, Maxie Burchell, and Derrell Stephenson. Honorary pallbearers were Luther J. Clark, Garner Hancock, James Outlaw, Clifton Tucker, Lexie Rickman, Harold Tucker, and Norris Burchell. See www.jonesservice.com

Jeanette Jenkins Cox

Jeanette Jenkins Cox, 76, of Crossett, died Thursday, March 8, 2007. Born August 8, 1930, to Arthur "T." and Nellie Carter Jenkins in Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Paul, Panzie, Brutus, Troy, Roy and Edward Jenkins; one sister, Irma Vail and one grandson, Jeff Gammel.

Survivors include her husband, John W. Cox of Crossett; one son, Austin and wife Joy Deal of Durant, OK; three daughters, Billie Lynn and husband Paul Cordova of Corpus Christi, TX, Loretta and husband Allen Smith of Bossier City, LA, and Lori and husband Ronnie Mixon of Cullen, LA; three brothers, Dewayne and Linwood Jenkins of Crossett and Denny Jenkins of Hamburg; two sisters, Freda Thomas of San Francisco, CA, and Lois Reitzell of Bastrop, LA; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bob Willis officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com

Alma Orr Ford

Alma Orr Ford, 72, of Albuquerque, NM, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at her daughter's home in Albuquerque after a lengthy illness with cancer. Mrs. Ford was a native of Ogden and was raised in Texarkana. She was a resident of Albuquerque for the past year and a former resident of Saltillo, MS, and Parkdale. She graduated from high school in Texarkana and the Texarkana Junior College with honors. She later graduated from Henderson State Teachers' College with honors. On Sept 1, 1957, she married Rutledge Ford at College Hill Methodist Church in Texarkana and began teaching in Parkdale. She retired from teaching to adopt two children. A voracious reader, she was a member of the Leachville Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Chapter 147.

She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Loustaunau of Albuquerque; a son, Jonathan Ford of Saltillo; a sister, Barbara Bowden and husband Dwight of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren, Taylor Ford and Brittany Chantel Ford; a nephew, Gary Bowden of Los Angles; aunts and uncles Jean Adcock of Greenville, TX, Betty Burdick of Arlington TX, Kenneth and Linda Davis of Texarkana, Joe and Janet Davis of Houston, TX, and Mary Ann and Jack Morrison of Ogden. Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her husband, Rutledge Ford, in 2001; her parents, Joe and Ella Adcock Orr; and a brother, Leo Rodney Orr.

Burial will be in the Judson Cemetery and a memorial service will be held at the Judson Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Hospice, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655 or the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207.

Chris Holder

Chris Holder, 40, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 7, 2007. Born January 4, 1967, to Billy Joe Holder and Marsha Richards Herrick, he graduated from Crossett High School in 1985 and attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and Monticello. He enjoyed the fellowship of Jersey Deer Camp and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include his father, Bill Holder and wife Margaret of Crossett; his mother, Marsha Herrick and husband Steve of Little Rock; his grandmother, Martial Richards of Crossett; two step-brothers, Bryan Runyan and wife Mary of Alexandria, LA, and John Runyan of Great Bend, KS; one step-sister, Annetta R. Smith and husband Jeremy of Maumelle; an aunt, Charlotte R. Miller and husband Bobby; and an uncle, John G. Richards and wife Lynn, all of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Richards, and his grandmother, Mary Holder.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Bill Williams officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Johnny Robbins, Frank Boyette, Tommy Woods, Phillip Deal, Eddie Courson, and Shane Austin. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com

Richard Russell Hornbeak

Richard Russell Hornbeak, age 87, of Crossett died Thursday, March 8, 2007 at UAMS in Little Rock. Born October 28, 1919, in Mer Rouge, LA to James Benton Hornbeak and Amy Wilson Hornbeak, he had been a resident of Crossett since 1987.

After graduating from Mer Rouge High School, Mr. Hornbeak received his degree from Northeast Junior College in Monroe, LA, and began a career for the United States Department of Agriculture. He joined the Air Force in January, 1942, and served as a bombardier, bombardier instructor, and navigator. After the war, Mr. Hornbeak began his career with International Paper Company as mill manager in Bastrop, LA and Waco, TX; was district manager in Versailles, KY, and finally was regional manager of the west coast division until his retirement in 1986.

He served 20 years in the Air Force Reserve retiring as lieutenant colonel in 1967; district chairman for the Boy Scouts of America; a Sunday School teacher, and was a passionate philanthropic supporter of Christian ministries and patriotic causes. He was an avid big game hunter and fisherman and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include his daughter, Marsha Scott of Crossett; his son, Richard Russell Hornbeak, Jr., of Crossett; one granddaughter, Mindy Annunziato of Fort Worth, TX; two grandsons, James Richard Roan of Panama City, FL, and William Matthew Scott of Crossett; two great-granddaughters, Courtney and Meredith Sims of Fort Worth, TX; one brother, Alan Benton Hornbeak of Texas and one sister, Jean Donaldson of Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Crawford Hornbeak; his parents, three brothers, James, Max, and Ted Hornbeak; and a son-in-law, Bill Scott.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 12, in the First Baptist Church with Revs. Jeff Smart and Jimmie Lewis officiating.

Burial followed at Christ Church Cemetery in Bastrop, LA, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Danny Lee Hubbard

Danny Lee Hubbard, 55, of Muskegon, MI, formerly of Hamburg, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Hackley Hospital in Michigan. A native of Hamburg and a 15-year resident of Gary, IN, he had lived in Muskegon for the past 20 years. He was a steel mill worker and a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Danny Lee Hubbard of Indianapolis, IN; two daughters, Lechell Kelley of Garland, TX, and Dee Shane Miller of Gary; his mother, Annie Mae Hubbard of Lake Village; three brothers, Charlie Hubbard of Atlanta, GA, Freddie Hubbard of Crossett and Walter Hubbard of Lake Village; three sisters, Florence Johnson of Atlanta and Eva "Honey Bee" Williams and Claudette Tucker of Lake Village; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas "Jack" Hubbard and three brothers, Thomas Hubbard Jr., Robert Hubbard and Frank Hubbard.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg with Elder Jasper Mays officiating. Burial was at Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny Ray Jones, Ronald Hubbard, Freddie Hubbard, Jr., Walter Hubbard, Jr., Andrew Johnson and Troy Tippie.

B. W. Jones, Jr.

B. W. Jones, Jr., 87, of Crossett died Monday, March 5, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on February 18, 1920, in Ashley County to Benjamin Wyatt, Sr., and Ettie Sivils Jones, he was a machinist at the Crossett sawmill. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Geraldine Brockwell Jones.

Survivors include two sisters, Orris Lillian Aiken and Mary Ellen Bays, both of Crossett; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Grave-side services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, at Carter Cemetery with Bro. Robin Allen officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com

Mildred Drake Nelson

Mildred Drake Nelson, 88, of Hot Springs, formerly of Crossett, died Friday, March 9, 2007. She was born in Patmos in Hempstead County on August 7, 1918. Mildred was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hot Springs.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; a daughter Nancy Holm & husband Ron of Alpharetta, GA; two sons, Tom Nelson & wife Dixie of Plano, Texas, and David Nelson and his partner Bill McManus of Rehoboth Beach, DE; and a sister, Rebecca Quinn of Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas & Lucy Drake; four brothers, Cordes, Frank, Garland & William Drake; and a sister, Frances Crossland.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a. m. on Monday, March 12, at Country Club Village in Hot Springs.

A grave-side service was planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice, the Arthritis Foundation, or the Caring Place at the First United Methodist Church, Hot Springs (101 Quapaw, Hot Springs, 71901), or any of the funds at the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 738, Crossett, AR 71635.Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Obituaries Published March 21

W. S. "Dub" Coody, Jr.

Mr. W. S. "Dub" Coody, Jr., 65, of Hamburg died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County, he was a welder who worked for Gwin & Sons for many years. He was a member of the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church and the West Creek Deer Camp. He loved running dogs and fellowshipping with friends.

He is survived by a son, William S. "Dubbin" Coody, III, and wife Elia of Spearsville, LA; a sister, Katherlene Miller of Hamburg; and five grandchildren, Anna, Aaron and Maggie Coody and Rachel & Joshua Grossman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Dell Cheesman Coody in 2004; his parents, William & Bessie Sivils Coody and a sister, Maudine Deggs.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Jarrod Hawthorne officiating. Burial followed services at the Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff, Steve & Phil Miller, Jackie McCain, Curt Howie, Fortino Chavira, Roger Miller and Steve Otwell. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203 or the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Florence June Elton

Florence June Elton, 75, of Crossett died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at her home. Born on January 28, 1932, in Salinas, CA, to the late Jessie and Zeber Shewmake Barnett, Mrs. Elton was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Lane Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener, particularly enjoying growing flowers, and also enjoyed quilting and handcrafts.

Survivors include one son, James Allen of Junction City; one brother, Virgil Holdcraft of Merced, CA; one sister Myrtle Bostain of Monticello; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bro. Fagan Elton; her daughter, Margaret Walser; two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Bobby Bradford officiating. Pallbearers were to be Glynn Allen, Brandon Allen, James Allen, Chris Johnston, Bobby Streeter and Brent Allen. Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park. See. www.jonesservice.com

Lorene Earnestine Fairchild

Lorene Earnestine Fairchild, 82, of Hamburg died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Hamburg and a resident of the Mist community for 63 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Sand Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Van Buren County.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Wesley Fairchild; two daughters, Joyce Fairchild and Wanda Pollock and husband Earl, all of Hamburg; three brothers, Dale Honeycutt of Bryant, Martin Honeycutt and wife Jean of Cabot and Wayne Honeycutt and wife Ann of Scotland, Ark.; one sister, Mathel Shaw of Cabot; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Edna Harris Honeycutt; and a grandson, Wendall Lane Pollock.

Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, at the Extra Cemetery with Bros. Charles Miller and Charles Pullin officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Ray Edwards, Michael Morman, Freddie McNeil, Johnny William Pierce, Billy Murphy and Donnie Schucchi. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Rosa Mirabella Faller

Rosa Mirabella Roan Faller, 87, of Bastrop, LA, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. She was a retired Single Service employee of International Paper Co. and a member of First Church of God, where she taught Sunday School.

Survivors include her husband, Robert S. Faller; four sons, Jerald "Stumpy" Roan and wife Brenda and James Ray "Jimmy" Roan and wife Rose, all of Crossett, Joseph Allan "Joe" Roan and wife Ann of Chatham and John Thomas "Doodle" Roan of Jonesboro, LA; one daughter, Joyce Ann Roan of Fayetteville; one brother, Frank Mirabella and wife Mary Jane of Bridge City, TX; one sister, Annie Mirabella Guarnere and husband Nick of Brookland, TX; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Roan; one granddaughter, Dana Jo Roan; one daughter-in-law, Betty Sue Perkins Roan; one great-grandson, Patrick Brent Markham; one sister, Lena Mirabella Brown; one brother, Paul Mirabella; and one sister, Josephine Mirabella Elmore.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 17, at First Church of God in Bastrop with Rev. Dalyn Helbling officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Chris Roan, Jeff Roan, Rick Roan, John Mark Dietle, Jomichael Roan and Colt Roan. Honorary pallbearers were Chase Roan, Chad Hines, Cody Hines, Gregory Stephens, Joshua Heath Hoff, McKensie Hoff, Jonathan Roan, Bruce Cook and Jordan Kennedy.

Halsenia Frazier

Halsenia Frazier, 78, of Crossett died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Portland and a resident of Crossett for the past 35 years, she was a homemaker and member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senior choir and the No. 1 Mission Board.

Survivors include four sons, Robert and Raymond Frazier, both of Crossett, Earnest Frazier of Chicago, IL, and Joe Frazier of Youngstown, OH; six daughters, Jacqueline Scott and Carrie Frazier, both of Crossett, Alice Champion of Stockbridge, GA, Ruth Burris of Arlington, TX, and Sandra Washington and Naomi Kennedy of Chicago; one sister, Dorothy Townsend of Dansville, IL: 37 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Frazier; one son, Roscoe Frazier; three sisters, Mary Virginia Washington, Veola Garland and Rosemary Garland; and four brothers, George, Augusta, Thomas and Russell Garland.

Funeral services are planned for Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Radford, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers are to be Thomas Barnett Sr., Lloyd William, Wilson Owens, Curtis Burns, Melvin Smith and Laron Simpson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the New Bethel Senior Choir and No. 1 Mission Board.

Gerlie Reed Hogue

Gerlie Frances Reed Hogue, 82, of Lonoke died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at the Baptist Memorial Medical Center in North Little Rock. A native of Crossett; a resident of Lonoke for the past two years and a former resident of Hamburg, she was a retired bookkeeper; a member of the Lonoke Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg.

She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Russel Hogue; a son, Rev. Jimmy D. Wallace and wife Sheila of Lonoke; granddaughters Jennifer Hale and husband Eric and Leah Palmer and husband Reagan and a great-granddaughter, Anna Claire Hale. She is also survived by Russel's family; a son, David Hogue and wife Dana of Charlotte, NC; their children; Robinson and Austin Hogue; a daughter, Elizabeth Bell and husband Dwayne of Fort Smith; and their children, Josh and Amanda Bell, Susan Manning and husband Roger of Hot Springs, and their children, Mackenzie Barber and husband Kameron and Clay Manning and wife Jennifer; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry & Mittye Lou Stovall Reed.

A private family burial was held Wednesday, March 14, in the Antioch Cemetery in Hamburg. A memorial celebration/visitation was held Thursday, March 15, at the Lonoke Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the church of choice. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

William A. Lindsay, Jr.

William A. "Bill" Lindsay, Jr., 58, of Crossett died Sunday night, March 18, 2007. Born January 24, 1949, in Newport to the late William A. Lindsay, Sr., and Marian Wilkinson Lindsay, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cathy Rupard Lindsay; two sons, Matt and wife Daniele of Rogers and Will and wife Julie of Clinton, two sisters, Mary Flo Klein of Little Rock and Lou Slaton of Highland Village, TX, and by many nieces and nephews.

Bill was a graduate of Wilson High School in Wilson. He served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer after attending college at Arkansas State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Lindsay had 34 years in the banking field. He received a Graduate Degree of Banking from the LSU School of Banking in 1982.

Bill was the executive vice-president of First National Bank of Crossett where he was employed for the past 23 years. His love and devotion to the growth of Crossett showed in his commitment to the Lions Club, Airport Commission, Economic Development Board, First National Bank board of directors, and Ashley Bancstock Company board.

He was an active member of the Crossett Lions Club, board member of the United Way of Ashley County, treasurer of the Crossett Airport Commission, ACE Committee and BIC Committee of the Crossett Chamber of Commerce, and member of First United Methodist Church where he served on the administrative board and chaired the finance committee. He was an avid pilot and outdoorsman.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. Burial will follow at the Pinewood Cemetery in Crossett. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com

Eddie Mae Norwood

Eddie Mae Norwood, 69, of Crossett died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Parkdale and a resident of Crossett for the past 51 years, she was a retired from the Hamburg Shirt Factory and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.

Survivors include a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives; and a special friend, Dorothy Lofts of Crossett.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Crossett with Bro. Todd Bridges officiating. Burial was to follow at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Lazarus Adams, Keith Martin, Alphonso Bethea, Robert Scates, Willie D. Clark and Frankie Johnson.

Cpl. Dennis J. Roberts

Corporal Dennis J. "Shooter" Roberts, 49, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at his residence after a courageous battle with melanoma. A native of Santa Monica, CA, and a resident of Crossett and Ashley County for the past 28 years, he served 18 years with the Arkansas State Police, obtaining the rank of corporal. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamburg and an Eagle Scout.

He is survived by his wife, Jan Allen Roberts; a son, Joshua Roberts; a daughter, Kristin Sharp and husband Phillip; his parents, Kenneth & Kathleen Inglehart Roberts, all of Crossett; his grandmother, Ellen Inglehart of Longmont, CO; a brother, Randall A. Roberts of Crossett; and a granddaughter, Madison Hope Sharp of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold Inglehart and Harold & Marie Roberts.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 15, in the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Walter Smith & Rev. David A. Moore officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Clemmons, Mike Hall, Todd Daley, Ovid Switzer, Matt Brooks, David Johnston, Doug McAllister, Mark Trammell, members of the Arkansas State Police and fellow law enforcement officers.

Memorials may be made to the Boy Scout Troop 70, 202 S. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646 or Shooter's Teddy Bear Run, c/o P. O. Box 653, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Belton Albert Townley

Belton Albert "Dugan" Townley, 77, of Crossett died Sunday, March 18, 2007. Born July 15, 1929, to Jack Monroe and Audrey Mae Hamilton Townley in Vick, he was an Army veteran and retired pipefitter for Georgia Pacific. He was a member of the McCormick Hill Deer Camp and Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church and loved to read, fish and socialize.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Jo Ann Johnson Townley; two sons, Ricky Townley and Randy Dale Townley and wife Luanne; one daughter, Kimberly Watson and husband Hughen, all of Crossett; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and many other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Jack David Townley; one brother, Fredrick Townley; two sisters, Helen Farrish and Ivaliece Jeffreys; and a niece, Kathy Sue Jeffreys.

Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, in the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Reverend Ray Hearron and Mike Griffith officiating. Pallbearers were to be Daniel Watson, Chad Watson, Matt Townley, Brad Townley, Stephen Carter, Brad McGhee, Brad White and Don Hart.

Interment was to follow at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655. www.jonesservice.com

Obituaries Published March 28

Eddie Roy Adcock, Sr.

Mr. Eddie Roy Adcock, Sr., 58, of Hamburg died Sunday, March 25, 2007, outside Portland. A native of Parkdale and a resident of Hamburg since 1966, he was a veteran of the United States Marines Corps, a union boilermaker, a member of the Gaines Baptist Church and an avid fisherman.

He is survived by a son, Roy Adcock, Jr., of Hamburg; a daughter, Carol Adcock Crawford of El Dorado; his mother, Imogene Vail Adcock of Hamburg; a brother, Ronald Adcock of Bastrop, LA; a sister, Shirley Adcock Walker of Hamburg; five grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Winford Adcock and six brothers, Johnny Mike (Droopy), Gary Dean, Harold, Billy Wayne, Steve & Paul Adcock.

Grave-side services and burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Beulah Cemetery in Drew County with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

John Allgood

John Allgood, 22, of Snyder died Monday, March 19, 2007, as the result of an automobile accident in Hamburg. A native of Ft. Myers, FL, a resident of Snyder since 1996 and a former resident of Plant City, FL, he attended Hamburg High School and was a second mate and worked for the Jan Tra Tug Boat Company.

He is survived by his parents, Mickle & Vicky Freeman Allgood of Snyder; a son, Charlie Clark of Hamburg; his maternal grandparents, Otis & Linda Miles Freeman of Snyder; a sister, Samantha Wynn of Snyder; two aunts, Lisa Drost of Snyder and Frances Toole of Mulberry, FL, and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Franklin & Sarah Allgood.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder with Revs. Charles Pullin & Elvin McDill officiating. Burial followed services at the Montrose Cemetery. Pallbearers were Daniel, Hosei, Sammy & Gelacio Mondragon, Mich Hammons and Richard Addington. Honorary pallbearer was Daniel Mondragon, Sr. Memorials may be made to the Montrose Cemetery Association, c/o Angie Lynn, 329 Lynn Road, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Larry Eugene Boston

Larry Eugene Boston, 56, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was an employee of the Georgia-Pacific Plywood Mill and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one brother, Robert Jones of Milwaukee, WI; one sister, Tammy Boston of Chicago, IL; four aunts, Ethel Roath of Kansas City, MO, Georgia Robinson of Madera, CA, Catherine Boston of El Dorado and Dorothy Loftis of Crossett; and one uncle, Jackey Cason of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Boston and Ola Mae Cason Jones; and his aunt and uncle who raised him after his mother's death, Eugene and Alice Cason Hill.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Burial was at Phillip Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Marvin Jones, Earl Davis, Billy Rice Jr., James Critchfield, Johnny Robinson, Lewis Wallace, Ricky Bonnett and Larry Waters. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Domino Club and the Breakfast Club.

Halsenia Frazier

Halsenia Frazier, 78, of Crossett died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Portland and a resident of Crossett for the past 35 years, she was a homemaker and member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senior choir and the No. 1 Mission Board.

Survivors include four sons, Robert and Raymond Frazier, both of Crossett, Earnest Frazier of Chicago, IL and Joe Frazier of Youngstown, OH; six daughters, Jacqueline Scott and Carrie Frazier, both of Crossett, Alice Champion of Stockbridge, GA, Reba Burris of Arlington, TX and Sandra Washington and Naomi Kennedy of Chicago; one sister, Dorothy Townsend of Dansville, IL: 37 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Frazier; one son, Roscoe Frazier; three sisters, Mary Virginia Washington, Veola Garland and Rosemary Garland; and four brothers, George, Augusta, Thomas and Russell Garland.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Radford Jr. officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Thomas Barnett Sr., Lloyd William, Wilson Owens, Curtis Burns, Melvin Smith and Laron Simpson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the New Bethel Senior Choir and No. 1 Mission Board.

Corine Henderson

Corine Henderson, 89, of Crossett died Thursday, March 15, 2007. Born on December 2, 1918, in Bradley County to W. C. and Ella Stanfield Carlock, she enjoyed fishing and was a custodian and past usher recording secretary for the New Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include a stepson, Robert Henderson of Hamburg; a sister, Addie B. Williams of Crossett and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Henderson; a brother, Otis Carlock; and a sister, Mary McNeal.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Revs. Jessie Radford and Murlee Carter officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Todd, Earnest Williams, Tony Williams, Johnny C. Hampton, Johnny Lee Hampton, and Robert Williams. Honorary pallbearers were the No. 1 Usher Ministry of New Bethel, Glendell Williams, Sherman Dawkins, Levell Hampton, Louis Carlock, Jr., James Hampton, Jr., and Joseph Carlock. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See guest book at www.jonesservices.com

Eulalie MacFarlane Nobles

Eulalie "Lee" Hons MacFarlane Nobles, 87, of El Dorado, died Thursday, March 22, 2007 at her residence. Born September 2, 1919, in Houston, TX, to John Hutton MacFarlane and Adele Knittel MacFarlane, she was a homemaker who loved opera, traveling, and entertaining. She was a member of MacFarlane Company-USA, L.L.C., a Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in French, a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church where she served in the choir, and a member of El Dorado's Lady Golfers Association.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, James H. Nobles Jr.; one son, Hutton Nobles; one daughter-in-law, Candace H. Nobles; and two granddaughters, Catherine N. Medlock and husband Sam, and Elizabeth N. Long and husband Matthew, all of El Dorado.

A memorial service was held Monday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of El Dorado with Rev. Jim Polk officiating. Young's Funeral Directors of El Dorado was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill, El Dorado, AR 71730, to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730 or to a favorite charity.

James H. Nobles, Jr.

James H. "Buck" Nobles, Jr., 92, of El Dorado died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. Born Nov. 24, 1914 in Parkdale, where his family survived the Depression raising cotton, corn, and soybeans, he was the son of James Howard Nobles, Sr., and Margaret Lee Ralph Nobles. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1936 with a B.A. and then graduated from the University of Arkansas Law School in 1938. He practiced law from 1938-1940 in El Dorado before being called to serve in the military. Buck served in the United States Army from 1941-1948, which included two years of service in Berlin at the close of World War II in the United States military government sitting opposite the Russian Communists as Germany was demilitarized.

Upon his return to the states he married Eulalie MacFarlane, who preceded him in death Thursday, March 22, 2007, after 60 years of marriage. In 1955 he became the managing partner of MacFarlane Company-USA, L.L.C., where he worked until his last days. Buck joined the Independent Petroleum Association of America in the 1950s, and he loyally served the IPAA as treasurer from 1978 to 1990. He was honored by the IPAA as the 2004 Great American Producer recipient. He was always an avid Razorback fan and a life member and supporter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his son, Hutton Nobles; a daughter-in-law, Candace Nobles; two granddaughters, Catherine N. Medlock and husband Sam and Elizabeth N. Long and husband Matthew, all of El Dorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a sister, Margaret Sue Nobles.

Following private interment rites, a celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado with Rev. Jim Polk officiating. Arrangements were by Young's Funeral Directors of El Dorado. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill, El Dorado, Ark. 71730, The Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. S.W., Rochester, Minn. 55905 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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