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Ima "Nemi" Watt Crow

Ima Janine "Nemi" Watt Crow, 36, of Monticello, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, September 24, 2007. She was born on April 13, 1971, in Crossett to Larry Eugene Watt and Judy Sue Jordan. A site manager for Tri-State Management in Monticello and a coach for girls' softball in Monticello, she was a member of the First Church of God in Crossett and attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Monticello.

Survivors include her husband, Donny Crow of Monticello; two daughters, Jordan Leigh Day and Ollie Justine Day, both of Monticello; one stepson, Matthew Crow of Hamburg; her father, Larry Watt of Monroe, LA; her mother, Judy Jordan of Crossett; her grandparents, Royce and Sue Jordan of Crossett; one sister, Mardi Weems and husband Paul and nephew Tolland of Crossett; and a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Funeral services in Crossett were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 28, in the First Church of God with Bros. Jerry Grant and Karvin Adams officiating. Pallbearers were Brad Martin, Michael Elton, Stacy Rice, Bo Norris, Jason Akers, and John Carter. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Cornelius Jr., and the staff of the Monticello Police Department.

Burial followed services at the Lone Sassafras Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Felicia Kaye Felts

Felicia Kaye Felts, 47, of Crossett died Friday, September 28, 2007, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Buff. A native of Dennison, Texas, she had lived in Crossett for the last twelve years. She was a self-employed janitorial service worker and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in the Berlin community.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Welsey Felts, Jr., and Christopher Byron Felts of Crossett; her parents, Ray and Martha Christman Monday of Crossett; a brother, Ray and wife Stephanie Monday of Edgewater, FL; and a sister, Brenda Gail and husband David Henderson of Crossett.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, grave side at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Danny Merriweather officiating. Honorary pallbearers were to be Mark and David Henderson, Ray Monday, Robert Felts, Sr., Wayne Herron and Christopher Felts. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Faye Hill

Mittie Faye Hill, 84, of Parkdale died Friday, September 28, 2007, at the Benton Health Care Center. A native of Henryetta, OK; a resident of Cabot for six years and a former resident of Parkdale and Eudora, she worked as a bookkeeper for E.D. Gregory Company in Parkdale for many years. She was an avid reader and an active member of the Parkdale Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, James Hill of Little Rock; a grandson, Rob Pierce of Rison; two granddaughters, Renada Gray of Gravel Ridge and Brooke Pierce of Birmingham, AL; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Hill, in 1987; her parents, James & Omma McConald Rounsaville; one sister and four brothers.

A private burial was held Friday, September 28, in the Parkdale Cemetery. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Vrelan Clyde Johnson

Vrelan Clyde "Patchy" Johnson, 85, of Crossett died Monday, September 24, 2007, at the Golden Living Center. Born on May 25, 1922, in Crossett to Leslie Clyde and Ada Ethel Newton Johnson, he was an Army veteran of WWII and was employed by the Crossett Company and Georgia Pacific for 43 years. Mr. Johnson was a member of Beulahland Assembly of God. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and making fishing lures.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Edith E. Rickman Johnson of Crossett; one son, Lelan G. Johnson and wife Marie of Hamburg; three daughters, Ellon Johnson and husband Johnny M., Libby Carter and husband Johnny F., and Gwen Stephenson and husband Aubrey, all of Crossett; two brothers, Travis Eloyd Johnson and James Russell Johnson, both of Pine Bluff; nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Clara B. Roberts Johnson; a grandson, Brad Johnson; and a granddaughter, Sharon J. Mason.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 26, in the Beulahland Assembly of God with Bro. Ron Reddin officiating. Pallbearers were Greg Johnson, Michael Carter, Robert Carter, David Stephenson, Corey Harriman, Stephen Johnson and Joe Williams. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Eora Louise Ludlam Kelly

Louise L. Kelly, 90, of Marion, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at St. Luke's Hospital following a sudden illness. She was born Christmas Day, 1916, to Lula and William Ludlam of Hamburg. A graduate of Hamburg High School, she studied nursing at Vicksburg, MS, and after receiving her RN was appointed public health nurse at the Lauderdale County Health Department in Meridian, MS. She served her country honorably in World War II in the United States Army Nurse Corps, earning the rank of first lieutenant and serving as chief of nurses at the Kennedy Hospital in Memphis. She married Edwin F. Kelly, then also a lieutenant in the U. S. Army, on July 11, 1944. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Marion and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters, Bertie and Verda Lou; and a brother, Otis, who died as a small child.

Survivors include her sons, Edwin F. Kelly and wife Sue now residing on the sailing vessel Enjoue based in Florida, Walker Blake Kelly and wife Linda of Marion and Ronald West Kelly and wife Patricia of Ottumwa. Also surviving are grandchildren Christopher E. Kelly and wife Jennifer of Johnston, Iowa, and Matthew Kelly of Rock Island, IL; step-granddaughter Erin and husband Jamie Shirk of Ft. Madison; and great-grandchildren Claire and Grace Kelly.

Numerous relatives in Ashley County include three nephews, Billy Bierbaum, Henry Bierbaum and Fred Bierbaum, all of Hamburg, and their families.

Visitation was held on Sunday, September 23, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with funeral services on September 24 in the First United Methodist Church of Marion. Burial with full military honors was held in the military section of Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines beside her late husband of 50 years.

Memorial donations in Louise's honor may be made to First United Methodist Church of Marion or to Wesley Acres, 3520 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312. A web page in her honor with pictures has been set up on the Internet and may be found at posted at http://tinyurl.com/29mqv4.

Pauline Malloy

Pauline Malloy, 90, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 25, 2007. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church.

She is survived by three grandsons, Jimmy Sedberry of Tampa, FL, and Michael and Gary Hughes of Pine Bluff; two granddaughters, Gena Price of Crossett and Donna Hughes of Pine Bluff; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Malloy; a daughter, Becky Sedberry; a son, Woody Hughes; and her parents, Lonnie and Adell Courson Smith.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 27, in the Crossroads Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Dorothy Grace Pickens

Dorothy Grace "Nip" Pickens, 73, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Crossett and a former resident of Las Vegas, NV, she had lived in Crossett for the past 23 years. She was a retired inspector for Caesar's Palace and a Methodist.

Survivors include a son, Fred, Jr., and wife Judy Howard of Las Vegas; two daughters, Cynthia Childs of Crossett and Patricia Childs of Memphis, TN; three brothers, Robert Eugene "Boobie" and wife Katherine Williams of Crossett; Kevin and wife Martha Dunmore of Milwaukee, WI, and Joseph and wife Priscilla Dunmore of Forest Park, IL; a sister, Emily A. Brown of Chicago, IL; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sylvia Childs; a son, Robert Childs, Jr.; her parents, Willie Dunmore and Carrie Mae Williams; two brothers, Billy Joe Williams and Eddie Dunmore; and a sister Earnestine Mansfield.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29, in Zion Temple A. M. E. Zion with Rev. Tyrone A. Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were Earnett Lee Simpson, Elbert R. Gibbs, Aubrey Tate, Larry Rogers, Thomas Lowe and Charles Moore.

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

Johnnie L. Pierce

Johnnie L. Pierce, 83, of Hamburg died Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at his residence, after an 11 month struggle with brain cancer. He was a native of Harrisburg and a resident of Hamburg since 1946. Due to the death of his mother during childbirth, he spent part of his childhood living with his neighbors, the Baileys. At the age of 18, he joined the United States Army and served during World War II as a member of the 271st Combat Engineers of the Third Army. He was stationed in Germany and Austria from 1944 to 1946. After the war, he moved to Hamburg and in 1952, he opened Pierce Auto Parts. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Hamburg Post #9360, Woodmen of the World, McLeod Deer Camp, the Harriman Deer Camp and the Southside Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by a son, Johnny W. Pierce and wife Lissa; a daughter, Freida Lynn Pierce; a brother, Douglas Pierce, all of Hamburg; two sisters, Nellie Johnson of Portageville, MD, and Mary Blandford of Grandtower, IL; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William & Katie Douglas Pierce; a brother, Kinny Pierce and two sisters, Lula Bell Pierce and Ethel Mae Pierce.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 27, in the Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Pullin and Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Larry Booth, Wyatt Smith, Bobby Martin, William Coleman, Royce Bowden and Bruce King. Honorary pallbearers were Wesley Fairchild, Wendell Ashcraft, Willie Booker, Pat Shelton, James Ware, Dale Reynolds, Freddie Martin, Chuck White and Bob Davis. Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church Building Fund, 1508 Highway 425 South, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Obituaries Published October 10

Olivia Bailee Adkins

Olivia Bailee Adkins, infant daughter of Steve and Jennifer Adkins, died Saturday, October 6, 2007, in Opelousas General Hospital in Opelousas, LA.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by grandparents Charles and Ethelyn Harmon of Crossett, great-grandmother Bernice Harris of Little Rock and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Jimmie Adkins, and a grandmother JoAnn Bailey.

A grave-side service will be held on Tuesday, October 9, at 1 p.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery with Bro. Karvin Adams officiating, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

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

Bobby "Spoon" Barnett

Bobby "Spoon" Barnett, 48, of Hamburg died Wednesday, October 3, 2007. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a roller operator for the Arkansas State Highway Department in District Two and was a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness.

Survivors include a son, Antonio Barnett of Biloxi, MS; his mother, Alma Mae Barnett of Hamburg; one brother, Jamie Barnett and wife Jennifer of Sedalia, MO; and two sisters, Marilyn and husband Reggie Wilson and Janice and husband Gary Williamson, all of Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his father, James Charles "J. C." Barnett, and one brother, Ronnie David.

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6, at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Eld. Robert Adams, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Stevenson Howard, Carl Miles, James Colbert, Jerry Collins, Terry Rucker and Baron Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Arkansas Highway Department's District Two. Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Michael Bilbo

Mr. Michael Bilbo, 36, of Carrollton, GA, died Saturday, September 29, 2007, in Carrollton as a result of an automobile accident. A native of Hamburg and resident for many years, he had lived in Carrollton for the past three months and was a former resident of Victoria, Texas. He was an iron worker and a member of the Martinville Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, Wesley Bilbo, and a daughter, Whitney Bilbo both of Carrollton; his parents, Kathy & Jim Barfield of Hamburg; his father, C.C. Bilbo of Arkansas; his grandmother, Elizabeth Martin Walters of Hamburg; two brothers, Jeff Bilbo and wife Cassa of Crossett and Jimmy Barfield and wife Amy of Hamburg; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wesley Walters; an uncle, Billy Faye Walters; his great-grandparents, John Jay & Bessie Martin; and a great-aunt, June Martin.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 6, in the Martinville Baptist Church with Rev. Edward Gulledge officiating. Burial followed at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Craig "Bubbie" Mashburn, Chris Walters, Zach Jackson, Charlie Barfield, Jon Barfield and Tony Carter. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Smith, David White, Richard Carter and Chris Collins. Memorials may be made to the Martinville Baptist Church, c/o Mr. Barry Savage, 129 Wright Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Autumn Hope Brown

Autumn Hope Brown, an infant, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center.

Survivors include her parents, Marlis and Ramona Brown of Crossett; a sister, Denisia Brown of Crossett; her maternal grandmother, Thelma Kidd of El Dorado; and her paternal grandfather, Gary Moore of Crossett.

Grave-side services were planned for 11 a. m. on Tuesday, October 9, at the Westview Cemetery were Rev. Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Jimmie Lee Johnson Brown

Jimmie Lee Johnson Brown, 92, of Crossett died Monday, October 1, 2007, at the Golden Living Center. Born January 15, 1915, in Marsden to James Franklin and Jodie O. Gorman Johnson, Mrs. Brown retired from Bemis in 1976 after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Beech Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Belinda Jackson and husband Ralph of Crossett and Deborah Nichols and husband Jim of Fullerton, CA; one brother, Bob Johnson of Lake Jackson, TX; two sisters, Opal Johnson and Willie Merle Harrod, both of Hermitage; four great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, C. J. Brown Jr.; a son, Billy Joe Smith; a great-grandchild, William J. Nichols; a brother, Jay Johnson and a sister, Sallie McNabb.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 4, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Bro. Donnie Dubose officiating. Pallbearers were Randy Culbreath, Steve Mann, Melvin Powell, Mark Allbritton, Joseph Teutsch and Michael Trigleth. Burial followed services at the Marsden Cemetery in Bradley County under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Dorothy Elizabeth Hilburn

Dorothy Elizabeth "Dot" Hilburn, 66, of Crossett died Monday, October 1, 2007, at her residence. Born on October 30, 1940, in Crossett to the late Arthur Pullin and Laura Ellen Maxwell Carter, Mrs. Hilburn was a case packer for Georgia Pacific and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. She loved reading and gardening.

Survivors include one son, Bruce Marter and wife Becky; two daughters, Debbie Adkins and husband Robert and Sharon Burnett and husband Eugene, all of Crossett; one sister, Shirley Carter of Crossett; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Pallbearers were John David Carter, Randy Smith, Rob Adkins, Chris Adkins, Stan White and Jason Johnston. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Jewel V. Kellebrew

Jewel V. Kellebrew, 90, of Eudora died Saturday, October 6, 2007, at the West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove, LA. Born January 5, 1917, in Fountain Hill to the late Thomas Luther Hollis and Annie Mae Reynolds Hollis, she was a homemaker, a child care provider and a member of the North Side Baptist Church in Eudora.

Survivors are six sons, Bill Kellebrew of Dumas, Leo Kellebrew of Start, LA, Kenneth and Don Kellebrew of Eudora, James Kellebrew of Crossett and Bobby Kellebrew of Greenville, MS; two daughters, Jane Divine of Dermott and Norma Lowery of Eudora; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat Kellebrew; a daughter, Barbara Ann Hogue; and an infant daughter.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, October 8, at the North Side Baptist Church with Rev. Bud O'Neal officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Eudora. Eunice Caples Maxwell

Eunice Mae Caples Maxwell, 79, of Crossett died Sunday, October 7, 2007 at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. Born on October 27, 1927, in Pickins, LA, to Curtis and Naomia Johnson Caples, she was a homemaker and member of the Community Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Maxwell of Huffman, Texas, and Mark Maxwell of Little Rock; four daughters, Virginia Graham of Crosby, Texas, Evelyn Watt of Greenwood, LA, Neomia Keesee of Little Rock and Sharon Watt of Lake Village; one brother; Howard Caples of Hodge, LA; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Maxwell; a son, William Travis Maxwell; and a daughter, Brenda Kay Maxwell.

Funeral services were Monday October 8, at 11 a.m. in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. James Halford officiating. Pallbearers were Chad Maxwell, Herschel Reaves, Mark Keesee, Steven Terral, Aaron Watt and Rick Harrison. Burial followed services at Hickory Grove Cemetery. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Robert H. Spaulding, Jr.

Mr. Robert Homer Spaulding, Jr., 64, of Montrose died Sunday, October 7, 2007, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Ashley County and a resident of the Mount Pleasant community all of his life, he was an electrician and had worked for Georgia-Pacific and as a supervisor for the H.B. Zachary Construction Company of San Antonio, Texas. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Chambers Spaulding of Montrose; two sons, Roby Spaulding and wife Patricia of Montrose and Jamy Spaulding and wife Lorenda of Snyder; a daughter, Teresa Walker and husband I.T.; a brother, Marion Spaulding, all of Blytheville; seven grandchildren, Taylor, Caleb, Jadon, and Hailie Louise Spaulding, Katie, Bailey & Madison Walker; a nephew, Alan Spaulding, a niece, Leigh Ann Ljunggren and a host of great nieces, great-nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer & Louise Lollar Spaulding.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Lloyd Townsend and E.W. Ricks officiating. Burial was to follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Joseph "Bebo" Peacock, Jamie Burns, James "Bud" Henderson, Franklin Ricks, Rodney Ricks, Keith Ladd, Gary Williamson, Wayne Ricks and Lamar Vestal. Honorary pallbearers were to be are Gary Williams, Curtis Gilbert, Adolphus McHenry, Sammy Land and James Land. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Howard Foster, P.O. Box 217, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Alfred "Goody" Woods

Alfred "Goody" Woods, 69, of Crossett died Monday, October 1, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center.

A native of Hamburg, he was a retired timber worker.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Hazel Woods; three sons, Alfred Woods, Jr., of Dallas, TX, and Ricky and Todd Woods of Crossett; three daughters, Judith, Angela and Sheila Woods, all of Crossett; one brother, J. P. Woods of Crossett; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Beatrice Moore Woods; two brothers, James Woods, Jr., and Lonnie Carl "L. C." Woods; and two sisters, Jo Ann Summerland and Bertha Kennedy.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. William Caldwell officiating. Pallbearers were James Webb, Matthew Boldman, Thad Woods, Jason Woods, James Gilbert and Lee Edward Brown. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Obituaries Published October 17

Barbara Akers

Barbara Akers, 72, of Little Rock died Thursday, October 10, 2007. A native of Hamburg, she was the daughter of H. H. and Susie Pickering.

Survivors are one son, Brent Akers of Rogers; one brother, David Pickering of Little Rock; one sister, Ruth Lachowsky of Little Rock; and a granddaughter, Natalie Akers of Rogers. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Akers, and two sisters, Hazel Lea and Marjorie Richardson.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Little Rock. Services were by Huson Funeral Home of Little Rock. www.mem.com.

A. B. Coulter

A. B. Coulter, 82, of Hamburg died Friday, October 12, 2007, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a road foreman for Georgia-Pacific Forestry for over 20 years and was a member of the North Main Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Roy & Jamie Coulter, both of Hamburg; three daughters, Loyce Bonnette of Benton, Linda Waller of Bastrop, LA, and Maletha Barnett of Greenbrier; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Boykin Coulter, in 1997; two sons, Raymond Coulter in 1992 and Larry D. Coulter in 1996; his parents, A. B. & Florie Lee Coulter; two brothers and ten sisters.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 14, in the North Main Baptist Church with Revs. Jamie Coulter, Allan Eppinette and Dan Bonnette officiating. Burial folowed at the Cleveland Cemetery. Pallbearers wre Ben Coulter, Justin Waller, Joseph Waller, Will Coulter, Chris Wells, Daniel Bonnette and Lance Sivils. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

John Ira Ferguson, Jr.

John Ira Ferguson, Jr., 65, of Hermitage died Sunday, October 7, 2007, at his home. Born May 8, 1942, in Warren to the late John Ira Ferguson, Sr., and Sarah Jane Wilson Ferguson, he was a retired farmer, carpenter and welder and a veteran of the National Guard.

Survivors are his wife, Maxine Lucas Ferguson, who he married June 8, 1962; one son, John Travis Ferguson and wife Ann of Hermitage; two daughters, Gwen Williams and husband Michael of Parkdale and Melinda McAnally and husband Larry of Monticello; and six grandchildren, Zach, Blake, Reed, Hannah, Joe and John Austin.

Grave-side services with flag presentation were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, at the Outlaw Cemetery near Sumpter with Wayman Mann officiating. Pallbearers were Allen and Keith Outlaw, Bobby Ray and Gerald Wayne Wilson, Larry McAnally and Michael Williams. Arrangements were by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

Virginia Vail Finney

Virginia Muriel Vail Finney, 85, of Bastrop, LA, died Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at LeGrand Health Care Center. A native of the Extra community in Ashley County, she was a bookkeeper and secretary, a member of the Cherry Ridge Baptist Church and a Bastrop resident for 40 years.

Survivors include a daughter Juanice Lovett; five sisters, Frances Jeffrey, Juanita Jeffrey, Arlene Straughn, Ellen Gregory and Louise Hickingbotham; a brother, David Vail; and twin grandchildren, Sanya Lynette Mulhern and Daniel Wesley Mulhern. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Howard Finney; her parents, Jerry and Norma Vail; and four brothers, Narvin, Marvin, Junior and Dick Vail.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 13, in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop with Rev. Carl Adams officiating. Arrangements were by Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Addie High Brodnax White

Funeral services for Addie High Daniel Brodnax White, age 93, of Bastrop, LA, were at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 6, at Cherry Ridge Baptist Church in Bastrop, LA, with Rev. Cal Adams officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. White, a retired Morehouse Parish school teacher passed away Thursday, October 4, 2007, at Morehouse General Hospital. She was a member of Cherry Ridge Baptist Church, Campers on Mission, Kappa Kappa Iota and former Worthy Grand Matron in the Sunny South Eastern Star.

She is survived by her daughter, Fran Daniel Kemper and husband Royal of Bastrop; two sons, Robert Glenn Daniel and wife Ina of Monroe, LA, and Billy Joe Daniel and wife Sandra of Calhoun, LA; a brother, Horace High formerly of Bastrop, now of Topeka, Kansas; a sister in-law, Catherine High of Hamburg; ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. White was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Hattie High; a son in-law, Jim Mahoney; ten brothers and sisters; her first husband and father of her children, James Ivan Daniel; her second husband Edwin Brodnax and her third husband, Archie White. Pallbearers were Patrick Daniel, Mike Mahoney, Steve Mahoney, Bobby Nugent and Jerry Goodman.

Obituaries Published October 24

Joseph Larkin Bariola

Joseph Larkin Bariola, 51, of Lake Village, died Sunday, October 21, 2007, at Chicot Memorial Hospital. Born March 5, 1956, in Lake Village, he was a son of Laverne Price Bariola and the late John Joseph Bariola. He was a construction electrician and a communicant of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons, John Eric Bariola, Justin Mark Lloyd Bariola, and Jacob Anthony Bariola, all of Carencro, Louisiana; a daughter, Jessica Renee' Bariola of Carencro; three brothers, Mike Bariola of San Antonio, Texas, Jay Bariola of St. Louis, Missouri, and Robert Bariola of Lake Village; and a sister, Angelina Spurlock of Hamburg.

A rosary was held Monday, October 22, at Bishop Funeral Home chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Village with Father Theophilus Okpara as celebrant. Burial was to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Makayla Rene' Curl

Makayla Rene' Sapp Curl, infant daughter of Melissa Sapp and Jimmy Curl, died Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at UAMS in Little Rock.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her twin sister, Mackenzie Lynn Curl; her maternal grandparents, Sherri Lee and Tony of Crossett and Russell Sapp of Lakeland, FL; paternal grandparents Cathy and Gary "Tiny" Curl of Rayville, LA, her maternal great-grandfather, William J. Carter of Crossett; aunts, Amy Smith (Jesse), Lori Sapp, Tonya Jordan (Micah); uncles, Philip Lee, Roger Curl (Cassandra); and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Georgia Carter, Lucille Lee, Russell B. and Clara Nell Sapp; and her paternal grandparents, Cecil and Ruby Curl, Marvin and Gertrude Munholland.

Grave-side services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 22, at the Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Garnett Chapman Kelley

Garnett Chapman Kelley, 90, of Crossett died Friday October 19, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Born October 10, 1917, in Hamburg to the late William and Josephine Kelley Chapman, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Kelley. There are no immediate survivors. Grave-side funeral services will be Wednesday October 24, at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 24, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan, 28, of Memphis, TN, died Friday, October 19, 2007, at his residence in Memphis. A native of Hamburg, he was a Memphis resident for the past three years, a tankerman, and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1997.

Survivors are his daughter, Mahogany Mooney of Hamburg; his mother, Jacqueline Morgan of Hamburg; his father, Gerald Johnson of Arlington, TX; one brother, Chancellor Jenkins of Arlington; and his maternal grandparents, R. D. Morgan of Hamburg and Maxine Tucker Shaw of Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparnts, Amos and Beadie Morgan and Henry and Lucy Tucker; and his paternal grandmother, Emma Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 24, at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Willie R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers will be Allen Huggins, Nikea Bryant, Walter Jenkins, Brent Martin, Corey Paskel and Darius Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Hamburg High School Class of 1997. Burial will follow at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Morgan Outlaw

Morgan Outlaw, 68, of Hamburg died Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at his residence. A natve of Ingalls, a resident of the Milo community outside Hamburg since 1968 and a former resident of Bradley County, he retired in 2002 from the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill after 32 years of service in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Egypt Baptist Church, a charter board member of the Milo Riding Club, a member of the Ashley County 4-H Foundation and a past 4-H leader with the Ashley County Horse & Pony Club. He was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association, a member of the Ashley County and Arkansas Cattlemen's Association and the Arkansas Chuck Wagon Association. Mr. Outlaw was an avid horseman, with interest in gaited horses, cutting horses, wagon racing and trail riding with mules. His hobbies included trail riding on a favorite mule, restoring antique wagons, building saddles, harnesses and other leather works.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elaine Lonsberry Outlaw of Hamburg; a son, Greg Outlaw and wife Rhonda of Tilley; a daughter, Felecia Cope and husband Lavon of Fountain Hill; four brothers, James E. Outlaw and wife Nina of Crossett, Keith E. Outlaw and wife Jeannie of Hermitage, Henry A. Outlaw of Mount Holly and David M. Outlaw and wife Patricia of Hermitage; four sisters, Linda Curtis and husband J.R. of Hensley, Elizabeth White and husband Gordon of El Dorado, Betty Butler and husband Robert of Pine Bluff and Ann Belt and husband Marion of Sheridan; four grandchildren, Thane Cope and wife Krin, Brittany Outlaw, Monroe Cope and Chase Outlaw; three brothers-in-law, Danny Lonsberry and David Lonsberry and wife Sandy, all of Longview, TX, and Mike Lonsberry and wife Amy of Gunterville, AL; 34 nieces and nephews and a host of friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry E. and Lena Estelle Smith Outlaw; and a sister, Joyce Riley.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 20, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Waymon Mann & Buddy Boykin officiating. Pallbearers were Frankie Weaver, Philip Jones, Johnny Dixon, George Roy Rodgers, Harold Rogers, Bill Manning, Thomas Glen Childers and Burl Mills. Honorary pallbearers were the boiler room maintenance crew of the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill. Burial was in the Outlaw Cemetery in Bradley County. Memorials may be made to Ashley County Cares, Inc., P.O. Box 127, Hamburg, AR or to the Eden Baptist Church Building Fund, 3748 Highway133 North, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Harvey Rice, Jr.

Harvey Rice, Jr., 81, of Crossett died Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at his residence. Born October 9, 1926, to Harvey Samuel and Lillie Alexander Rice in Portland, he was a retired supervisor from Georgia-Pacific and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include four sons, David Rice and wife Brenda and Jerry Rice and wife Clarissa, all of Crossett, Randy Rice and wife Lisa of Milo and Devin Chance Rice of DeRidder, LA; three daughters, Elaine Barnstable of DeQueen, Lola Hookie of Lockesburg, and Linda Stewart and husband James of DeQueen; two sisters, Evelyn Parks of Horatio and Gertrude Moyers of Snyder; ten grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and a special friend, Maxine Murphy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Marie Rice, a son, Calvin Rice, a daughter, Linda Gayle Rice, a great-grandson, Robert Calvin Howard, two brothers, Jessie D. Rice and Kenneth Samuel Rice and a sister, Christine Rice.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 19, at the Church of Christ with Mark Mosher and Bro. Brent Hutsell officiating. Pallbearers were Shane Rice, Larry Rice, Chris Rice, Larry Parks, Ronald Parks, Mark Rice, William Nivans and Michael Parks. Burial followed at the Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Home, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450. www.jonesservice.com.

Martha Stanley

Martha Stanley, 91, of Hamburg died Saturday, October 20, 2007. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg for 72 year, she graduated from Fountain Hill High School. She was a homemaker, worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for many years and was an active member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, John Stanley, Sr., of Hot Springs; four daughters, Virginia Bolin of Morrilton, Betty Sled of Crossett, Nancy Rankin of Hamburg and Debbie Beaver of Camden; a sister, Edna Shook of North Little Rock; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Stanley, in 1997; a son, Jimmy Glen Stanley, in 1984; a grandson, Jacob Marcus Stanley, in 1994; her parents, John & Belle Bickley Downey; and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Revs. Klois Hargis and Jim Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jim Rankin, Stan Rankin, Josh Rankin, Jim Sled, John A. Stanley, Jr., and Matt Key.

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

Louise Carpenter Thompson

Louise Carpenter Thompson, 80, of Little Rock died Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at her residence in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Little Rock for the past 17 years and a former resident of Anniston, Alabama, and Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a former member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by four brothers, Clifton Doyle Carpenter and William Oliver Carpenter of Hamburg, James Edwin Carpenter of Monticello and Glynn "Poe" Carpenter of Booneville; two sisters, Marjorie Nathalee Moore of Spring, TX, and Mattie Ruth Threlkeld of Little Rock; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thompson; a step-son, Russell Thompson; her parents, John and Lala Emory Carpenter; a brother, Quinton F. Carpenter; and a sister, Hazel Emogene White.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 18, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Reese officiating. Burial followed at the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Carpenter, Bobby Kurstin, Bill Carpenter, Edward White, Roger White, Charles "Bull" Wells and Dewey "Scutter" Kilcrease.

Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashley 131 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Fran Gifford

Fran Gifford, 66, of Hamburg died Saturday, October 27, 2007, at her residence. A native of Hamburg and a resident of the Shiloh community north of Hamburg for the past 48 years, she was an adult education teacher, a member of the Arkansas Association of Continuing & Adult Education, a former member of the Ashley County Library Board and a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Adult Education in 1997 and was honored for outstanding professional service in adult education in 1996.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Cecil E. Gifford, Sr.; two sons, Eugene Gifford and Greg Gifford and wife Carol, all of Hamburg; two brothers, Glyn McGilton of Rayville, LA, and Noel Dean McGilton of Hamburg; four sisters, Mary Joyce Gifford of Fountain Hill, Imogene Mitchell of Hamburg, Shirley Carter of Monroe, LA, and Audrey Kelley of Hamburg; her extended family, Joe & Fannie Miller and family and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellsworth & Inez Allison McGilton; and a brother, Kenneth McGilton.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, October 29, in the Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Howie officiating. Burial followed at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Evans, Bob Young, Steve Bolin, Clint Jeffers, Brian Skender and Mike Richard.

Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Alisa Scott, 774 Ashley Road 81 East, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

James E. Hawthorne

James E. Hawthorne, 90, of El Dorado died Thursday, October 25, 2007, at Carestone Assisted Living in Bartlett, TN. Born September 23, 1917, in McGehee to Collins E. Hawthorne and Amzonia Roberts Hawthorne, he received a BS degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and then was employed as a chemist at Monsanto Chemical Co. A Purple Heart recipient in World War II, he was a member of First Baptist Church of El Dorado where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club. Upon his retirement, he served as a red coat volunteer at Union Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth G. Hawthorne of El Dorado; a son, James A. Hawthorne of Pensacola, FL; two daughters, Libby Ledford and Patsy King of Bartlett, TN; a sister, Kathryn Grace Dunlap of Conway; a granddaughter, Mellany Brantley of Cedar Park, TX; and three grandsons, Brian Hawthorne of Jacksonville, FL, Jimmy Moncrief of Chattanooga, TN and Parker King of Bartlett, TN; and a sister-in-law, JoAnn Sullivan of Hamburg.

Preceding him in death were his parents; six brothers, Porter, Dudley, Donald, J.D., Robert and Henry Hawthorne; and two sisters, Alberta Stokes, and Annie Hawthorne.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 28, Young's Funeral Home chapel in El Dorado with Dr. Lynn Worthen officiating. Burial followed at the Promise Land Cemetery in Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of El Dorado, 200 W. Main St., El Dorado, AR 71730 or Promise Land Cemetery Association, 318 Ashley Rd. 131, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Wilma LaVerne Parker

Wilma LaVerne Parker, 89, of Hamburg died Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Gillett and a resident of Hamburg since 1954, she was a homemaker and a member of the Eden Baptist Church. She was an avid flower grower and loved the outdoors.

She is survived by a son, Herbert L. "Herb" Parker, Jr., and wife Kay; a daughter, Gayla L. Cockerham and husband Bruce, all of Hamburg; five grandchildren, Teresa and Allen Bailey, Scott & Angie Parker, Chris & Angie Parker, Lane Cockerham and Angela & Kevin Schroeder; and 12 great-grandchildren, Megan, Brandi, Christopher, Shawny, Courtney, Billy, Jordan, Emily, Kyle, Whitnie, Kody and Garrett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. "Bud" Parker, Sr., in 1991; her parents, Irvin W. & Lillie Bell Cravens Nutter; and a brother, James Nutter.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, October 26, in the Eden Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Keith Hicks officiating. Burial followed services at the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Stanley, David Kinney, Andy Riels, Phillip Jones, Glen Riels and Bill Manning. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Piker, Jerry Craig, Julian Estelle and Ken Byers.

Memorials may be made to the Eden Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Jerry Stanley, 747 Highway 8 West, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamb Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Rosalina Shekinah White

Rosalind Shekinah White, 15, of Crossett died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at the Oklahoma Children's Hospital. Born on Dec. 23, 1991, in El Dorado, she was the daughter of Clifton and Brenda Bowens White. She was a sophomore at Crossett High School and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Crossett.

She was preceded in death by her mother; and a brother, Derrick White. Survivors father, Clifton White, of Crossett; two sisters, Regina S. White of Crossett and Delisha Bowens of Dallas, Texas.

A memorial service was Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Crossett with Bro. Thomas Ward officiating. Arrangements were by Andrews Funeral Home of El Dorado.

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