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Suzanne Poe Caprio

Suzanne Poe Caprio, 59, of Crossett died Sunday, April 29, 2007. Born on August 20, 1947, in El Dorado to Harry Eugene and Opal Mauzelle Poe, she was a secretary for the Crossett School District for 33 years and worked as a local realtor for Mac-Campbell Agency. She enjoyed beach vacations with her grandchildren and was involved in genealogy research and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include her husband, Gene D. Caprio, Jr., of Crossett; one son, Thomas Glen Hodge and wife Valarie of Monroe, LA; two daughters, Carol Hodge Miller and husband Jeff of Crossett and Michelle Caprio Euler and husband Michael of Midway Park, NC; one brother, James H. Poe and wife Fran of West Monroe, LA; one sister, Jeanie O'Connell and husband Bill of Georgetown, TX; seven grandchildren, Whitney Farmer, A. J. Morgan, Benji Morgan, all of Crossett, Laura Taylor Hodge, Lana Hodge of Monroe, Alex Bardin of Brandon, MS, and Bianca Euler of Midway Park, NC; a niece, Melissa Brattlof of Georgetown, TX, and a nephew, David Poe of Ruston, LA.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2007 the First Baptist Church Crossett with Bros. Jeff Smart and Brad Elrod officiating. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 701 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635; Arkansas Alzheimers, 10411 W. Markham, Suite130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409 or American Diabetes Association, 2644 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd, Suite 122, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Burial will follow at the Teel Cemetery in Strong under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be held from 5 n 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Frances Smith Couch

Frances Smith Couch, 73, of Arkadelphia died Friday, April 27, 2007, at Baptist Health Center in Arkadelphia. She was born October 25, 1932, in Ashley County to Ruben and Adabell Haynes Smith and was raised in Wilmot. She was a retired bookkeeper for Clark Timberlands, a former member of the Extension Homemakers Club, a former member of the Clark County Fair Board and a member of Third Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, J. W. Couch; one son, Craig Couch of Bismarck; one daughter, Dana Heide of Arkadelphia, two sisters, Nickle Williams of Arkadelphia and Lavern Stephenson of Tuscaloosa, AL; and three grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley and Alyssa Couch. She was preceded in death by one brother, Ruben "Bud" Smith Jr.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia with Rev. Ellis Jones officiating. Burial was at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens near Arkadelphia. To sign online guestbook, go to www.ruggleswilcox.com.

Milam Wayne Davis

Mr. Milam Wayne Davis, 47, of Hamburg died Wednesday April 25, 2007, in Columbus, Mississippi. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1978. He was a pipe fitter, a member of the First United Methodist Church and an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.

He is survived by a son, River Davis; twin daughters, Allie & Hannah Davis; his parents, Bobby & Nancy Pryor Davis; a brother, Alan Davis and wife Kaye; a sister, Sharon Hargis and husband Jimmy, all of Hamburg; two nephews, Matthew Hargis and Philip Davis; and three nieces, Anna Greenhaw, Liz Hargis and Mary Davis. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, H.M. "Mutt" & Betty Lanelle Courson Davis; and his maternal grandparents, Harry & Clara Mae Foote Pryor.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 28, in the First United Methodist Church with Revs. Kevin Daniels and David A. Moore officiating. Pallbearers were Matthew Hargis, Philip, Barry & Ronnie Davis, John David Pryor, Philip Lane Pryor, Claude Snoody and Joe Hennington. Burial followed services in the Hamburg Cemetery

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 202 S. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, 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

Muriel Phillips Johnson

Mrs. Muriel Phillips Johnson, 86, of Hamburg, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the Stoney Brook Assisted Living Center in West Monroe, LA. A native of Line and a resident of Hamburg for the past 60 years, she was a homemaker and worked as an activities director at the Hamburg Nursing Home for several years. She was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church and the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron.

She is survived by a daughter, Sue Hayden and husband Johnny of Monroe, LA; a sister, Berneyce Wallace of Monticello; two grandsons, Jon and Paul Hayden; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah & Hannah Hayden. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edward Phillips in 1967 and Robert Johnson in 2006; her parents, Andy & Syble Hart Ray; and two brothers, Zan Ray & Clyde Ray.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 28, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Burial was at the Center Point Cemetery in Drew County. Pallbearers were Philip Miller, Bill Clanton, Bobby Phillips, Jon Hayden, Paul Hayden & Johnny Hayden. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 West Markham Street, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Katie Lochala Murphy

Katie "Nannie" Frank Lochala Murphy, 85, of Crossett died Friday, April 27, 2007. Born on February 12, 1922, in Hamburg to Roddy Monroe and Annie Carter Lochala, after completing her service during WWII in the Army W.A.C., she was a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, and cooking. Mrs. Murphy was a member of Wallers Chapel Methodist Church and was very active in the United Methodist Women and various church offices.

Survivors include: her husband of 61 years, George "Dick" Murphy of Crossett; four sons, William R. "Bill" Murphy of Crossett, Frank H. Murphy and wife Louise of Glastonbury, CN, Mike C. Murphy and wife Sheryl of Friendswood, TX, and Phillip W. Murphy and wife Anna of North Little Rock; one sister-in-law, Polly Lochala of Hamburg; three brothers-in-law, Pete Murphy and wife Merle of Hamburg, Ben Murphy and wife Sally of Hamburg and Fred Murphy of Ft. Worth, TX; eight grandchildren, Jonathan Murphy, Christine Murphy, Denton Murphy, Michael Murphy, Ward Jablonski, Phillip Jablonski, Kathryn Murphy, and George Murphy; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Hazel Lochala McCaig, Edith Lochala Ridenour, and Madeline Burks; and one brother, Roddy Carter Lochala.

Funeral services were at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29, at Wallers Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Judyth Ross and Dr. Tandy Hansen officiating. Pallbearers were Denton Murphy, George V. Murphy, Roddy Lochala, Butch Lochala, Bob Burks, Bob Helmbeck, Carl Burks and Scott Jones.

Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com

Memorials may be made to Wallers Chapel Methodist Church, 988 Ashley 14 N, Crossett, AR 71635.

Brad Reynolds

Mr. Brad Reynolds, 87, of Jerome died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Jerome for the past 60 years, he was a retired farmer, a member of the Jerome Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years and an U. S. Army World War II veteran and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Portland Masonic Lodge #499 and served on the Jerome City Council.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Hattie Mae Bates Reynolds of Jerome; four sons, David Reynolds of Johnson City, TN, Lamar Reynolds of Houston, TX, Glenn Douglas Reynolds of Jerome and Daniel Reynolds of Starkville, MS; a sister, Verdell Matthews of Lake Village; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Benjamin and Amanda Hollis Reynolds; a brother, Johnny Reynolds; and three sisters, Vergia Lue Reynolds, Mammie Lemley and Josey Fuller.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, at the Jerome Baptist Church with Revs. Larry Donaldson, Bill Rayder and Jimmy Bates officiating. Burial will be in the Trafalgar Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Gary Matthews, Butch Whitehurst, Junior Hollinger, Gene Bates, Dale Bates and Donald Lemley. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Ray Matthews, Geral Bates, and Eugene Clark. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Syble Laverne Standridge

Syble Laverne Standridge, 82, of Crossett died Thursday, April 26, 2007. Born August 4, 1924, in Crossett to Abner Morris and Francis Evaline "Fannie" Barnett Herrington, she was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Wayne Gabbard, and four brothers.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Joe Standridge of Crossett; one daughter, Kathy Faust of West Monroe, LA; three brothers, Edward Herrington, Gearld Herrington and Billy Joe Herrington, all of Crossett; six sisters, Estelle Chandler and Francis Blissett of Crossett, Rosa Lee White of North Little Rock, Essie Faye Meyers of Crossett, Jessie Mae Harvey of Bogalusa, LA, and Rethie Laws of Harrison; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 29, in the Second Baptist Church with Bros. Clay Courson and Lloyd Townsend officiating. Pallbearers were Keith Herrington, Kevin Herrington, Joey Herrington, Kenny Pennington, James Marsh, and Ronald Dean Forrest.

Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Visit guest book at www.jonesservice.com

Bernice Estelle Washington

Bernice Estelle Washington, 89, of Crossett, died Friday, April 27, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Mrs. Washington was a native of the White Station community, a homemaker and a member of Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church.

Survivors include two sons, George Edward Washington and wife Minnie of Milwaukee, WI, and Cleo Varnell and wife Shirley of Kansas City, MO; one daughter, Gertrude Smith and husband Joe of Crossett; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Governor Washington; one daughter, Mary Lillian Washington; her parents, Monroe and Queen Childress Brandham; and her aunt who raised her, Susie E. Childress.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone A. Broomfield officiating. Burial will follow at Ryles Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers are to be Raymond Canley, James Adams, C. T. Foster, Perry Johnson, Robert James Thornton and Preston Hawkins.

William C. "Bill" Watson

William Cornelius "Bill" Watson, 77, of Crossett, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at his residence. Born on January 13, 1930, to William Pugh and Bessie Turner Watson in Pugh, he was a Hamburg High School graduate and a Korean War U. S. Army veteran, receiving several campaign medals. He was a former logging contractor and retired as plant manager for Chase Bag in 1986. He was an avid horseman, hunter and outdoorsman with a love for his tree farm and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Billie Sue French Watson of Crossett; one son, Ricky C. Watson and wife Jennie of Crossett; two daughters, Jane Sexton Planchon and husband Bud of Fayetteville and Kim Nabours and husband Mark of El Paso, TX; two brothers, David R. Watson and wife Sue of Benton and Thomas E. Watson and wife Joyce of Olathe, KS; three sisters, Elizabeth Bays and husband T.M. and Alice Jean Swilley and husband John, both of Crossett, and Cynthia Ann Hollis and husband Charles of Fountain Hill; and six grandchildren, Neil Watson, Zachary Watson, Jon Madison Sexton, Olivia Planchon, Matt Murphy, and Meghan Murphy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James T. Watson; two siblings as infants; and a grandson, Johnathan Watson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bros. Houston Austin and Ricky Mercer officiating. Pallbearers were Bud Planchon, John Sexton, Jerry Reynolds, Burl Wesley Toler, Ronald Seamans, Mark Wells and Bobby Bays. Honorary pallbearers were T. M. Bays, Starling Turner, Red Wells & grandsons. Burial followed services at the Pugh Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity. See guest book at www. jonesservice.com

William Ray "Bill" Watson

William Ray "Bill" Watson, 60, of Crossett died Friday, April 27, 2007, in Little Rock. Born on October 30, 1946, in Dewitt to John William and Ruby Jane Isom Watson, he was a Vietnam War veteran of the U.S. Army, a long-time employee of Georgia Pacific Corp. and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include; his wife of 37 years, Mary Elizabeth Beard Watson of Crossett; his son, John McClary Watson of Crossett; his daughter, Laura Elizabeth Watson of Fayetteville; his mother, Ruby Watson of DeWitt; and two sisters, Dorothy Campbell and Breda Snyder, both of DeWitt. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial was to follow at the Beard Cemetery near Warren. Pallbearers were to be Scott Garner, David Young, J. C. Manning, Paul Jordan, Ronnie Adams, and Jeff Woods. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, 500 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635. www.jonesservice.com.

Obituaries Published May 9

Craig T. Bailey

Craig T. Bailey, 43, of Hamburg died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native and former resident of Parkdale and a resident of Hamburg for the past three years, he was a retired carpenter and a Baptist.

He is survived by a son, Corey Bailey of Kilbourne, LA; a daughter, Lynzie Kate Bailey of California; his mother and step-father, Carolyn Kelley White and George White of Hamburg; his maternal grandmother, Nettie Smith Kelley of McGehee; his paternal grandmother, Modean Woodall of Crossett; a brother, Kelley Bailey of Hamburg; a sister, Stacey Taylor of Crossett; a step-sister, Dawn Roy and husband Paul of Geismer, LA; his fiancé, Farrar Shell-McDaniels of Hamburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. He was preceded in death by his father, George Bailey, in 1988; his maternal grandfather, Cecil Kelley, and his paternal grandfather, Leonard Bailey.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Cliff Bernard and Brent Hutsell officiating. Pallbearers were James Austin, Michael Williams, Bruce Rich, Jay Taylor, Jack Shell and John Robert Bradford. Honorary pallbearers were Cecil Kelley, Pete Kelley and Jimmy Grice. Burial followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home, 222 West Pope, Monticello, AR 71655. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Norman Lee Barnett

Norman Lee Barnett, 63, of Shreveport, LA, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Born on February 10, 1944, in Crossett to Leroy and Sybil Ware Barnett, he was employed by Georgia Pacific for 11 years and was a project manager and construction superintendent at International Paper for 28 years. He was a member of Ellerbe Road Baptist Church in Shreveport, LA.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Jackson Barnett of Shreveport, LA; one son, Donald Gene Barnett and wife Melisa of Honolulu, HI; one daughter, Donna Orene Fuller and husband Russell of Crossett; one step-daughter, Carla Corkern Neames and husband Caleb; two brothers, Leland and wife Bettye Barnett of Crossett and Mike and wife Rosia Barnett of Searcy; and five grandchildren, Ashley Fuller, Reese Fuller, Jaci Barnett, Chandler Neames, and Cosmo Neames.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 3, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Dennis Sims and Royce Christmas officiating. Pallbearers were Allen Jackson, Don Woods, Lee Barnett, Michael Barnett, James D. White, Preston Wren, Andy Westerman, and Sam Booker. Honorary pallbearers were Riley Stanfield, Robert Lane, Bill Garner and Bruce Westerman. Burial followed services at the Unity Cemetery. www. jonesservice.com

Clara Harris Cobb

Clara Harris Cobb, 47, of Pickens died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at her home. Born September 17, 1959, to the late Emmit Jimerson and Fannie Harris Simpson in Dumas, she graduated in 1979 from Hamburg High School and was a member of Joy Community Church in Pine Bluff.

She is survived by her husband, Herman Cobb; one son, Keith Cobb of Clovis, NM; two daughters, Kerman Harris of Pickens and Kisha Rucker of Hamburg; one brother, Joel Robinson of Hamburg; one sister, Renea Howard of Hamburg and two grandchildren, Tony Rucker, Jr., of Hamburg and Kybriunna Williams of Pickens.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Bethlehem Worship Center in Dumas with Eld. Curtis Cook officiating.

Burial followed services at the Free Gift Cemetery in Dumas with arrangements by the Serenity Gardens Funeral Service.

Opal Hargraves

Opal Hargraves, 92, of Lillie, LA, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at TriCare Hospital in Bernice, LA. Born June 3, 1914, in Hampton to the late Fred Kitchell and Stella Ellen Winder Kitchell, she was a homemaker and a Methodist. She married Warner Dozar Hargraves in 1928, and he died May 12, 1987.

Survivors are two sons Warnuel Hargraves and wife Joyce of West Memphis and Wayne Hargraves and wife Dorothy of Junction City, LA; a daughter Wanda Helen Lawrence and husband Myrl of Hamburg; one brother, Claude Kitchell of San Leandro, CA; six grandchildren Larry Ford of Hamburg, Ronnie Ford and wife Cynthia of Crossett, Aris Hargraves and wife Vicki of Lillie, Wayne Hargraves, Jr., and wife Karen of Hope, Wanda Brown and husband Don of Junction City, AR, and Patty Cardin and husband David of El Dorado; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Duane Alton Hargraves; three brothers, Ones Fred Kitchell, Oscar Kitchell and Everette Kitchell; and seven sisters, Maude Hargis, Punie Morgan, Meade Jackson, Fern Pinida, Pansy Bass, Ethel Burnett and Corinne Land.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Eden Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Ronnie Ford, Don Brown and Aris, Justin, Jake and Wayne, Jr., Hargraves. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

James "Big Daddy" Holt

James "Big Daddy" Holt, 21, of Hamburg died Friday, May 4, 2007, in a vehicle accident on Highway 425 south of Monticello. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a senior at the University of Arkansas-Monticello, an employee of Sonic of Hamburg and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his mother, Rose Mary Holt of Hamburg; his father, Elbert "Franco" Holt of Newark, OH; one brother, Quincy Holt of Hamburg; his step-grandfather, Ray Willie McQuay of Vicksburg, MS; step-grandmother of Oak Grove, LA; and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Johnnie Watkins, Lucien Brown and Eva Jean McQuay.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Bishop Alfonso Madden officiating. Burial was to follow at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Steven Griever, Rob Barnes, Brent Harrod, Shawn Wilson, Jake Keith, Markus Hoskie, La Shane Savage and Tim Mooney. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Hamburg High School Class of 2003.

Jennifer Renee Hubbard

Jennifer Renee Hubbard, 32, of Houston, TX, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Born on July 24, 1974, in Lake Village to Jimmy L. and Pat Des Marais Hubbard, she enjoyed dance, painting and poetry. She was a physical education teacher at Golfcrest Elementary School and taught dance at the Boys and Girls Club of Monticello and Houston. She loved all sports. Ms. Hubbard was a member of Community of Faith Church in Houston. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Bettye Des Marais.

Survivors include one son, Deon Govan of Houston; her parents, Jimmy and Pat Hubbard of Crossett; her maternal grandfather, H. G. "Gus" Des Marais of Keithville, LA; her paternal grandparents, James G. Hubbard and Alverne Suttles of Crossett; two sisters, Teresa McQueen of Killeen, TX, and Michelle Moffatt of Hamburg; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at the Heritage Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. David Pike officiating. Pallbearers were Jacob Lee, Guy Des Marais, Bobby Des Marais, Bo McCollister, Chad McCollister and Bobby Goss. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com

Memorials may be made to University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030-4009.

Donald E. Jeffers

Mr. Donald E. Jeffers, 60, of Hamburg died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1965 and from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in history. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Prairie Masonic Lodge # 465 F&AM, where he served as secretary and past master. He was a Shriner, a member of the Margaret Chapter 151 Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Shirley Forrest Jeffers of Hamburg; a son, Britt Jeffers and wife Heather of Dover; a daughter, DeAnna Williams and husband Bobby of Brinkley; three brothers, Jerry Jeffers and wife Barbara of Hamburg; Leon Jeffers of Conway and Melvin Jeffers, Jr., and wife Lora of Eureka Springs; two sisters, Darlene Paccio and husband Don and Lois Martin and husband Johnny, all of Hamburg; and three grandchildren, Roman McCone and Abby Jane Williams, both of Brinkley, and Tristan Jeffers of Dover. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin & Marie Pruitt Jeffers.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, May 4, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Sam Tamburo and Joey Grappe officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Meeks, Mike McCone, John Dumas, Jeff Foote, Hubert Knight and Ronnie Pennington. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Prairie Masonic Lodge #465.

Memorials may be made to the Prairie Masonic Lodge # 465, P. O. Box 171, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church, 3331 Highway 425 South, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Charles Edward Miller

Charles Edward Miller, 63, of the Longview community near Fountain Hill died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A lifelong resident of the Longview community, he was a former employee of Bemis Co. and a member of Mt. Pelium A. M. E. Church.

Survivors include one son, Douglas Miller and wife Kisha of Hot Springs; three daughters, Shanta Miller and Amber Miller, both of Longview, and Tina Williams of Kansas City, KS; three brothers, Willie B. Miller and wife Erma and James Charles "J. C." Miller, all of Milwaukee, WS, and Wise Miller of Kansas City, KS; two sisters, Earnestine Heggie of Kansas City, KS, and Thelma Hampton and husband Bobby of Monticello; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Merdis Delois Miller; his parents, Obie and Alvertia Washington Miller; one brother, Obie Miller Jr., and one sister, Jeanette.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pelium A. M. E. Church with Rev. Daniel Franklin officiating. Burial was at Mt. Pelium Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Ephran Franklin, Andre Miller, Larry Miller, Ardell Miller, Benjamin Brock and Card Miller. Honorary pallbearers were Willie, Wize, James Charles and Mark Miller, James Powell and Bobby Hampton.

Brisco Cornelius Scates

Brisco Cornelius Scates, 101, of Crossett died Saturday, April 29, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Oak Ridge, LA, he was a retired railroad laborer and a member of Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church.

Survivors include one son, Marshall Scates and wife Beverly of Tulsa, OK; and four grandchildren, Alvertine Ridley, Thomas H. Scates, David Scates and Jeff Scates. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Scates; his parents, T. W. and Louvenia Scates; and one son, Alvin Scates.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at Zion Chapel A. M. E. Zion with Rev. Tyrone A. Broomfield officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Nephews served as pallbearers.

Abraham "Hammy" Shaw, Jr.

Abraham "Hammy" Shaw, Jr., 46, of Crossett died Monday, April 30, 2007, at McGehee-Desha Hospital in McGehee. A native of Hamburg and a resident of Crossett for the past 22 years, he was a former timber worker and a member of Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Demargo Shaw of Little Rock; his parents, Abraham and Lee Unice Washington Shaw of Crossett; one brother, Willie Shaw and wife Louvenia Shaw of Little Rock; two nieces, one nephew, six uncles, seven aunts and a host of other relatives. He was preceded in death by one sister, Lee Ola Gatson Gilbert; his grandparents, Willie Shaw, Lucille Davis and Garland and Verna Washington; his step-grandmother, Isabella Singleton Shaw; and one nephew, Rodney Shaw.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Tyrone A. Broomfield officiating. Burial was at Phillip Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Bobby Barnett, George Jacob Jr., Willie Ashford, Terry Gilliam, William Mack Haynes, Thaddis Richard, Stanley Robinson and Earnest Jacob. Honorary pallbearers were James Adams, Mike Davis and deacons and trustees of Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Patricia Tumlison

Patricia Tumlison, 60, of West Monroe, LA, died Monday, April 30, 2007, at her residence. A native of England, AR, a resident of West Monroe, Louisiana for the past 25 years and a former resident of Portland, she was a former owner of Lester Carr Insurance Agency in Monroe and was a member of the Portland Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Furr and her husband, Jack, of Charleston; her parents, Bob and Billie Hughes Fisher of Portland; two sisters, Virginia Grimes and husband Billy of Portland and Dorothy Littleton and husband Rhett of Jamestown, LA; a brother, Bobby Fisher, Jr., and wife Twyla of Portland; and three grandchildren, Brittany, Jaxson and Gracie Furr. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tiffany Lynn Tumlison, in 1977.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 3, in the Portland Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Selby and Rev. Carl Mason officiating. Burial followed services at the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Bouwell, Larry Tipps, Steve Brooks, Matt Gilliam, Ted Selby and Gary Vaughan.

Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, PO Box 37, Portland, AR or to the Portland Baptist Church, P.O. Box 86, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. See www.jones-hartshorn.com

Julia Craig Williams

Julia Eva Craig "Judy" Williams, 83, of Crossett died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family. Born May 12, 1923, in Monticello, she was preceded in death by her mother, Vera Ray, and her sisters, Viola Thornton Williams, and Cora Buckingham.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Basil Owen Williams, Sr., of Crossett; three daughters, Sandra Deal and husband Vern of Sheridan, Linda Caldwell Newman and husband Doug of Kingwood, TX, and Bonnie Gulledge and husband Dickie of Crossett; her son, Owen Williams and wife Betty of Crossett; eight grandchildren, Scott Gulledge, Lane Williams and Jason Williams of Crossett, Mark Caldwell of Bastrop, LA, Leigh Ann Murry of Monroe, LA, Lisa Swolensky of Millington, TN, Colleen Powell of Berryville and Dr. Stephen Deal of Greenbriar; twelve great-grandsons and seven great-granddaughters.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Jeff Smart officiating.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 701 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635. jonesservice.com

Mattie Lee Williams

Mattie Lee Williams, 88, of Crossett died Sunday, April 30, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one brother, William Holcomb of Daly City, CA; one god-daughter, Shirley Scott and husband Marvin of Crossett; two nieces, Patsy Lee and Brenda Bible, both of Lynwood, CA; a special friend, Dorothy Grayson of Crossett; and a host of great-nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 3, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Curtis Jackson officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Marvin Scott, Frankie Johnson, Coby Jackson, Bobby Dale Jackson, Robert Frazier and Willie D. Clark.

Obituaries Published May 16

Leeona "Bug" Jenkins

Leeona "Bug" Jenkins, 73, of Fountain Hill died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Drew County, a Hamburg resident of 37 years and for the past 20 years, a Fountain Hill resident, she was a retired CNA and was a beautician for over 40 years. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Milo.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Eld. Letell Jenkins; three sons, Lee Terry Jenkins, Letell Jenkins, Jr., and wife Dorothy and Carl Jenkins, all of Hamburg; one daughter, Barbara Williams of Hamburg; one brother, John Franklin of Compton, CA; two sisters, Annie Franklin of Fresno, CA, and Ida Franklin of Toledo, OH; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Delores Jenkins; her parents, Sylvester and Verta Mae Foster Franklin; and a brother, L. B. Franklin.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, May 14, in the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Rev. Alfonso Madden officaring. Pallbearers were Calvin Barnett, David Jenkins, Samuel Jenkins, Jr., Troy Paskel, Don Foster, Melvin Foster, Troy Foster and McCoy Franklin. Sons, grandsons and her brother were honorary pallbearers.

Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Toshio Terai

Toshio Terai, 92, of Crossett died Sunday, May 13. Born in Brentwood, CA, September 25, 1914, he was a lifelong resident of Crossett. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U. S. Army during World War II, stationed at Fort Sam Houston.

He was an avid golfer and the annual golf tournament, the Terai Chopsticks Classic, was named in his honor. He enjoyed bowling and was a member of a bowling league in Crossett in his younger days. He was a member of the White Oak Deer Camp and was appointed and commissioned as an Arkansas Traveler by Gov. Mike Huckabee on September 25, 2004.

Survivors include his son, Michael, and grandson, Chase, of Little Rock; one daughter, Cheryl of Pittsburg, PA; two brothers, George Terai of Seattle, WA. and Danji Terai of Maebara, Fukuoka, Japan; and 17 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Earline Terai; his parents, Sosuke and Tsune Tezaka Terai; three brothers and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church, 309 Pine St., Crossett, AR 71635.

Ira Jake White

Ira Jake White, 67, of Pangburn, formerly of Crossett, died Friday, May 12, 2007. Born May 10, 1940, in Portland to the late Oliver Meade and Ira Waurine Land White, he retired after 38 years as a paper mill employee. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a Baptist.

He is survived by one son, Mike White and wife Laurie of Crossett; two daughters, Sherri White of Pangburn and Robin O'Connor and husband Ed of Pangburn; one brother; Walter White and wife Linda of Fountain Hill; three sisters, Mary McCormick and husband Scott of Crossett, Rose Sayger and husband Buster of Crossett and Sarah Hensley and husband Phil of Cedar Creek, Texas; four grandsons, Blake White and wife Jenny of Crossett, Johnathon O'Connor of Pangburn and Michael and Travis O'Connor of Sacramento, CA; six granddaughters, Whitney, Taylor and Chasity White, all of Crossett, and Nikki, Faith and Windy of Pangburn; four great-grandchildren, Drew, Landon, Bailee and Tyler, all of Crossett; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. White was preceded in death by two children, Judy and Greg White, and the mother of his children, Janet White.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bros. Eugene Howie, Rayford Mills and Clayton Mills officiating. Interment was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park. Online guestbook at www.jonesservice.com.

Obituaries Published May 23

W. C. "Buddy" Atkins

Mr. William C. "Buddy" Atkins, 84, of Hamburg died Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at his residence in Hamburg. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and World War II Army Air Corps veteran, he worked as an operator for Texas Gas Transmission Company for 34 years. He was a member of the Hamburg Presbyterian Church, attending the First Baptist Church in Hamburg, and was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Promise Land Masonic Lodge #652.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lois Ferguson Atkins of Hamburg; his children, Cheryl Minshew and husband Major Jimmy Minshew of Austin; Gary Atkins of Collinsville, IL, and Debbie Carpenter and husband Benjie Carpenter of Hamburg; a brother, Sterling Atkins of Hamburg; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark & Annie Lou Carpenter Atkins; a brother, Jim Atkins; and three sisters, Delle Grantham, Inez Watkins and Mary Essie Bawcom.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington & Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were James Bawcom, Dr. Larry Watkins, Jim & Clark Atkins, and Jonathan & Benjamin Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Promise Land Masonic Lodge #652.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

James Edward Brennon

James Edward "Buddy" "Peewee" Brennon, 68, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at St. Francis North Hospital in Monroe, LA. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was retired from Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill and was a member of First Baptist Church in North Crossett. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved growing a garden and working with youths and neighbors in his community.

Survivors include his wife, Holly Hay Brennan; one sister, Margaret Evelyn Barnett of Crossett; his mother-in-law, Ruth Hay of Crossett; two sisters-in-law, Minnie Brennon and Mary Hay, both of Crossett; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edd and Clara Mae Turner Brennon; three brothers, Leroy, Charles and Willie Brennon; and one infant sister.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in North Crossett with Revs. Robin Allen and Jerry Grant officiating. Burial was at Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Mike Barnett, Mark Barnett, Wade Barnett, Joey Barnett, Steven Haas and Durren Tyler. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy McDougald, Ervin Rogers, Robert Burnes, Billie LaFoon and Denon Cagle.

Jackie Carolyn Jordan

Jackie Carolyn Jordan, 55, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 16, 2007. Born on March 20, 1952, in Crossett to James Boyce "J. B." and Melba Christine Barrett Jordan, she loved music and enjoyed reading. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include aunts, uncles and cousins.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Bro. Roy Craig officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com

Dorothy Boston Loftis

Dorothy Boston Loftis, 69, of Crossett died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Life Touch Hospice House in El Dorado. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a retired teacher with over 40 years of teaching experience and taught in the Dermott, Monticello and Crossett school districts. She was a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street. She graduated from Arkansas AM&N in Pine Bluff in 1961 and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta, president of the Crossett Reunion Club and vice president of the Westview Cemetery Board and the E. C. Crossett Youth Center Board.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, John Loftis; three sisters, Ethel M. Roach of Kansas City, KS, Georgia Boston Robinson of Madera, CA, and Catherine Boston of El Dorado; one sister-in-law, Delores Boston of Crossett; a special friend, Ethel Mae Louis; and a host of nieces, nephews and other friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Mary McGhee Boston; five brothers, William, Robert, Fredrick, Curtis Joe and Charles Boston; and one sister, Laverne Boston Sowyers.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 24, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Florida Street in Crossett with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers are to be Tony Allen, Charles Moore, Andrew Tolbert, Edward Rogers, George Brown and Larry Dawson. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Crossett School District and members of the Crossett Reunion Club, First Baptist Church Missionary Society and the T. W. Daniel Class of 1956. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 23, from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Florida Street.

Icy Pahal McLemore

Icy Frances Pahal McLemore, 83, of Crossett died Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Born August 19, 1923, in Hamburg to Etheridge and Myrtle Smith Pahal, she was a homemaker and a member of Crossett First Church of God. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and gardening.

Survivors include two sons, John McLemore of Fordyce and Charles McLemore of Phenix City, AL; one sister, Martha Bess Ayres and husband Earl of Pine Bluff; five grandchildren, Jeff, Ben, Mike, Russell and Selina; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. McLemore; and three brothers, William Herman Pahal, Loyd Pahal and Ruffie Pahal.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at First Church of God with Bro. Karvin Adams and Bro. Roy Pepmiller officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Stumpy Roan, Frank Rawls, Jerry Swan, Damon Dean, Danny Smith and David Walker.

Memorials may be made to First Church of God Building Fund, 1501 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635. Online guestbook at www.jonesservice.com.

Patsy Kelley White

Patsy Kelley White, 76, of Hamburg died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the Oak Woods Senior Care Center in Mer Rouge, LA. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and Hamburg, she graduated from Hamburg High School and the Art Instructions School of Commercial Art. She attended Arkansas A & M College and returned home to marry Edward White, son of Guy & Scottie White, on January 29, 1948.

She was the first person to be named as a Certified Field Archeologist by the Arkansas program under the Arkansas Archaeological Survey and Arkansas Archaeological Society. She was involved in many civic and community organizations along with state organizations as well as her home church, the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg. She was past president of the Arkansas Archaeological Society, charter member of the Southeast Arkansas Caddo Chapter of A.A. S., charter member of the Ashley County Historical Society and served as an officer since its organization, a charter member of the Ashley County Genealogical Society and served as vice-president since its organization, a member of the Arkansas Audubon Society and continued her work in birds and their conservation. Patsy & Ed's love of history led them to locate and excavate many Native American Indian sites across Arkansas, Louisiana and other adjoining southern states. During their retirement years, Patsy and Edward became active in Civil War re-enactments and traveled extensively participating in period dress re-enactments across the southern states. Through their efforts, there is now a granite marker commemorating the Civil War Battle at Longview. Patsy wrote several articles on archaeology which were published in the local paper as well as in the publication of the Arkansas Archaeological Society. She also complied and published the History of Extra Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Edward H. White and wife Paula of Richmond, KY, and Ron W. White of Pensacola, FL; two grandsons, Kenneth Edward White of Lakeland, FL, and Guy Bryant White of San Antonio, TX; and a host of friends and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband in January of this year and her parents, Haskell & Alta Farmer Kelley.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, May 21, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Philip Bowles & Dr. Walter Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Extra Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Foote, Buck Law, Lew Hannah, Joe Roberts, Scott Gill, Bobby Martin and Freddie Martin.

Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Historical Society Museum, 233 Ashley 306 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646; the First United Methodist Church, 202 South Main, Hamburg, Arkansas 71646 or to the Extra Cemetery Association, PO Box 472, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams, 86, of Crossett died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Louisiana and a resident of Crossett for the past 19 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include eight sons, Lee Dale Williams of Crossett, Roosevelt Williams and wife Precious and Johnny Williams, all of Texarkana, TX, Robert Williams and wife Sue of Texarkana, AR, Frank McCowan and wife Doris and Leroy McCowan, all of Oakland, CA, and Lee McCowan and Henry McCowan, both of Tucson, AZ; seven daughters, Dattie Curry and Beatrice McCowan, both of Crossett, Elizabeth Webb of Texarkana, TX, Darlene Williams Shackleford and husband Villbarel of Richmond, CA, Flossie Mae and Bernice McCowan, both of Tucson, and Betty Jo McCowan of Sacramento, CA; one brother, Lonnie Ray Henderson of Richmond, CA; five sisters, Charlotte Henderson, Faye Henderson and Carolyn Henderson, all of Richmond, CA, Letionia Henderson of Texas and Honey Henderson of Richmond, CA; 65 grandchildren, 150 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Lee Williams; one son, John McCowan; one daughter, Molly Bell Voykin; her parents, Roosevelt and Essie Bea Henderson; and two sisters, Lottie B. Pree and Rosie Mae Johnson.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, May 28, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Witherspoon officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers are Jeffrey, Bobby, Anthony, Ray Lee and Jamarco Woodberry, Darwin Pendarvis, Chester Miller and Michael Boyette. Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.

Obituaries Published May 30

Mildred Avery

Mildred Avery, 78, of Strong died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at St. Francis North Hospital in Monroe, LA. She was a retired educator and formerly taught in the Hamburg School District.

Survivors include one son, Cleotha Avery of Strong; one daughter, Evelyn Avery Williams of Strong; five grandchildren and three-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at Free Hope A. M. E. Church in Strong with Rev. Tommy Lindsey officiating. Burial will follow at Free Hope Cemetery under the direction of Reddick Funeral Home of Camden.

Willie James Brown, Jr.

Willie James Brown, Jr., 64, of Bastrop, LA, formerly of Wilmot, died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at St. Frances North Hospital in North Monroe, LA. A native of Wilmot, he had resided in Bastrop for the 43 years. He was retired from Georgia-Pacific Plywood and was a member of Ivory Chapel Baptist Church in Bastrop.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Vona Brown; three sons, Wilbert Brown and wife Sandy of Little Rock and Antonio Taylor and Willie Carson and wife Azure, all of Bastrop; five daughters, Sharon Ann Morris of Little Rock and Tamisha Morgan and husband Terrance, Dora Yvonne Brown, Kizzy Yvette Brown and Khajal Brown, all of Bastrop; eight brothers, Hosey Brown and wife Kathy of Phoenix, AZ, Johnny Mack Brown and wife Willie Jean, Billy Ray Brown and wife Dorothy Brown and Lee Edward Brown, all of Crossett, Donnie Brown of Pine Bluff and Donald Brown and wife Helen, Calvin Brown and Tommy Brown and wife Beatrice, all of Wilmot; four sisters, Daisy Stokes of Los Angeles, CA, Carolyn Stanley and husband Jimmy and Mary McAdoo, all of Wilmot, and Gerdie Goodwin and husband Kenneth of Gary, IN; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie James and Dora Smith Brown.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at Ivory Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Joe Douglas officiating. Burial was at H. V. Adams Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Ricky Brown, Stanley James, Kevin Medica, John Douglas, Anthony Thompson and Antonio Taylor.

Lila Belle Jenkins Carter

Lila Belle Jenkins Carter, 90, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Friday, May 25, 2007. Born on July 1, 1916, in Crossett to Richard and Iva Lee Stinson Jenkins, Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and a member of Wallers Chapel Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women's group. She enjoyed working in her yard and her garden.

Survivors include one brother, Luther "Luke" Clark and wife Ione, of Crossett and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Darby Carter.

Funeral services were Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. at Wallers Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Judyth Ross officiating. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Kenny Jenkins, Bobby Jenkins, Bobby O. Jenkins, Chris Gill, Mike Carter, and Keith Ouchley Honorary pallbearers were Lem Miller, Charles Barnett, and Lexie Rickman www.jonesservice.com

Denise Holland Gay

Mrs. Denise Holland Gay, 56, of Portland died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Lake Village and a resident of Portland for the past 16 years, she was a health care worker, a farmer's wife, an active member of her community and a member of the Portland United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jake Gay of Portland; three sons, Frank Jones of Lexington, KY, William Drew and wife Sara of North Little Rock and Cody Gay and fiancé Amanda Bays of Dallas, TX; a daughter, Ashley Overstreet and husband Reace of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Mack Holland of Houston, TX; a sister, Michelle Alexander and husband Joe of El Dorado; her father, Vernon Holland and wife Mary of Houston, TX; and three grandchildren, Hunter, Tanner and Alexis Jones. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Reginelli Holland.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, in the Portland United Methodist Church with Rev. Ron Feeser officiating. Burial will be in the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Dean Little, D. J. (David) Jones, Marc Lewis, Ronnie Berkemeyer, George Drew and Johnny Lynn. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Mac Botsford, Leo Botsford, David Pamplin, David Robinson, Jessie Mitchell, Bill Mixon and David Hallman.

Memorials may be made to the UAMS Cancer Research Center, 4301 W. Markham, Slot 623, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Leroy Gulledge

Leroy "Pop Pop" Gulledge, 89, Hamburg died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Wilmot; a resident of Hamburg since 1986 and a former resident of Snyder, he was a farmer & welder and worked for Alice Sidney Farms until retiring in 1986 after 25 years of service. He served in the CCC and was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. He was a deacon and member of the Southside Baptist Church. He loved to fish, hunt and raise a garden.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eliece Prescott Gulledge; two sons, Rev. Edward Gulledge and wife Gladys of Hamburg and Bobby Gulledge and wife Janie of Bella Vista; three daughters, Mary Norrell and husband Jimmy of Hamburg; Clara Wood of Cabot and Claudia Ready and husband Ronnie of Johnsville; a brother, Lewis Gulledge and wife Tiny of Hamburg; a sister-in-law, Edith Gulledge of Heber Springs; 13 grandchildren, Mike Collins, Teresa Ainsworth, Shellie Alarcon, Paul Gulledge, Pam Gulledge, Kelli Gansz, Jeff Norrell, John Freeland, Amber Gulledge, Allison Ware, Ashley King, Shanna Spann, and Eddie Janssen and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burt D. & Clara Coulter Gulledge; two brothers, Dalice & Norman Gulledge; and two sisters, Opal Skender & Myrtis Murphy.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, May 25, at the Southside Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin, Robert Wood, Bill Elton & Keith Hicks officiating. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Skender, Keith Gulledge, Dale Hicks, Jimmy Hicks, Wayne Acord, Willie Gulledge, Eddie Mac Murphy and James Evans. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Prescott, grandsons, great-grandsons and the deacons and the men's Sunday School class of Southside Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church Building Fund, 1508 Highway 425 South, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Sue Bailey, 1977 Holmes Road, Searcy, AR 72143. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Frank Johnson, Jr.

Frank Johnson, Jr., 67, of Crossett died Friday, May 25, 2007, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. A native of Wilmot and a Crossett resident for the past 49 years, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill and was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church in Lacey.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sarah Johnson; two sons, Chad Johnson and Tim Johnson, both of Arlington, TX; one daughter, Betty Faye Williams of El Dorado; two brothers, John Henry Johnson and wife Cynthia of Crossett and Maunel Johnson and wife Jewel of Denver, CO; one sister, Nottie Mae Fields of Little Rock; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Smith Johnson; two brothers, Jessie Shoulders and Buddy Johnson; and two sisters, Katie Mae Johnson and Cora Lee Carter.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church in Lacey with Rev. Olderns McQuay officiating. Pallbereres were to be Henry Brown, Johnny Mack Brown, Freddie Walker, Ed Rogers, Carl Lee Tucker and Sherman Dawkins. Burial was to follow services at the Jim Smith Cemetery in Wilmot with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ruby Marquis Kimbrell

Ruby Marquis Kimbrell, 95, of Lake Village, formerly of Indianola, MS, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Born May 22, 1912, to James Duncan Marquis and Lou Ella Pate Marquis, she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Aaron Andrew Kimbrell; an infant daughter; two adult daughters, Gladys Mozelle Kelley of Hamburg and Blanche Jeanelle Dodd and husband Dorris of Indianola; three grandsons and one great-grandson.

Survivors are a son, Steve Morris Kimbrell and wife Mary Ann of Inverness, MS; a son-in-law, Bob Kelley of Hamburg; nine grandchildren including Bill Kelley of Hamburg; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Mortimer Funeral Home in Indianola with burial following at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Inverness.

Amizona Nelson

Amizona Nelson, 87, of Little Rock died Monday, May 21, 2007, in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County, she had lived in Little Rock for the past three years. She was a homemaker and a member of Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church of Crossett.

Survivors include a special niece and caregiver, Uneda Higgs Tillman and husband Oliver of Maumelle; and a nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 25, at 1 p.m. at Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone A. Broomfield officiating. Burial was at Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were C. T. Foster, Donald Flentroy, Lee Simpson, Charles Moore, Curtis Boston Jr. and Curtis Harris.

Betty Katherine Stanley

Betty Katherine "Kathy" Stanley, 52, of Crossett died Sunday, May 27, 2007 at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on January 20, 1955, to James Brown and Margie Katherline Barnett Stanley in Crossett, she was administrative assistant at Cleveland Electric for 21 years and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Van Barnett.

Survivors include her parents, two brothers, Jimmy Stanley and wife Jamie and Mark Stanley, all of Crossett; one sister, Terrie Hammett and husband Bobby of Austin, TX; her maternal grandmother, Ruby Barnett of Crossett and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Eric Hodge officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Barnett, Dale Barnett, Ronnie Bowen, Jarrod Bowen, Robby Duncan and John Gaught.

Interment will follow at Simms Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6n7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mary Noel Walton, 1006 Cedar Street, Crossett, AR 71635. Online guestbook www.jonesservice.com

Carlton Ray Vines

Carlton Ray Vines, 47, of Parkdale died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village.

A native and lifelong resident of Parkdale, he was employed by Mainline Fisheries and Cajun Gold Processing Plant. He was a member of the Parkdale Baptist Church, the Parkdale City Council and the Miller Hunting Camp. He loved fishing, hunting, and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Crenshaw Vines; two sons, Jamie Vines and wife Sandra and Jonathan Vines; his mother, Nellie Norrell Vines; a brother, Bill Vines, all of Parkdale; a sister, Doris Hammond and husband Eddie of Wilmot; two grandsons, James & Landon Vines; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Rosevelt Vines, in 2000; his maternal grandparents, O.D. Ricks Norrell and Richard "Bull" Norrell; and his paternal grandparents, Anna Lee Langley Vines and Neal Floyd Vines.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 26, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Bridges officiating.

Burial followed at the Bell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Don Gillum, Ollie "Bubba" Akerman, Neal Hammond, Wayne Branton, Donnie Horn, Walter Adams, Brad Crenshaw and Stevie Hammond. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Miller and Terrell Gillum.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 6213 Lee Ave., Little Rock, AR 72205 or to the Bell Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Nellie Ruth McManus, P.O. Box 114, Parkdale, AR 71661. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

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