Lucille Cope Barnett
Lucille Cope Barnett, 88, of Bald Knob died Saturday, December 22, 2007. Born February 15, 1919, in Crossett, the daughter of Andrew and Almeta McDougal Cope, she was a homemaker throughout her life.
Survivors include her children, JoAnn Cooley of Bald Knob and Tony Barnett of Crossett; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Nicholas Taylor Barnett; a son, Herman Taylor Barnett; and a daughter-in-law, Jeannie Barnett.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 26, at the Powell Funeral Home in Bald Knob. Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27, at the Crossroads Cemetery. Arrangements were by Powell Funeral Home and Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.
Alvin C. Cassity, Sr.
Alvin C. Cassity, Sr., 58, of Crossett, died Saturday, December 29, 2007,at the John McClellan Memorial Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Muskogee, Oklahoma and a Vietnam era veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill after 29 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Shelia Smith Cassity; a daughter, Katherine Lewis and husband Michael; three sons, Alvin Cassity, Jr., and fiancé, Monica Howie, Thomas Lee Cassity and Jonathon A. Cassity; a special son-at-heart, Robert Patton, all of Crossett; three brothers, Clive and Dale Cassity of Casa Grande, Arizona, and Bill Cassity of Hamburg; and five grandchildren, Benjamin Lewis, Preston, Heather and Sydney Howie and Patricia Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde & Hazel Reynolds Cassity.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Thursday, January 3, in the Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Dubose officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Danny Smith, Levi Gray, Russ Miller, Gary Morgan, Robert Smith and Kenny Parham. Honorary pallbearers are to be Clarence Hunter, William Pierce, Danny Herndon, Clyde Coleman, Billy Smith, Michael Lewis and Jimmy Hunter. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. See online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Brenda Sue Cross
Brenda Sue Cross, 58, of Hamburg died Saturday, December 29, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born February 4, 1949, in Crossett to Charlie B. and Bessie Mae Pennington Stanley, she was a member of Rolfe Chapel Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers; Lincoln and Wayne Stanley. Survivors include her husband, Ed Cross of Hamburg; three sons, James and wife Rebecca, Steven and wife Angel and Michael and fiancé Paige Cross, all of Crossett; one daughter, Karen and husband Lee Williams of Crossett; five brothers, James, Kenneth, Herman, Roland, and Lowell Stanley, all of Crossett; five sisters, Joyce Wilcox, Helen Barrett, Dorothy Smith and Pauline Johnston, all of Crossett and Belle Pollan of Jacksonville; and seven grandchildren; Johnathon Price, Rachel Lange, Tristen, Gage, and, Kristine Cross, Victoria and Taylor Williams.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Carlton White, Kenneth Watt, and Derrell Holland officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com
Joel Ford, 64, of Little Rock died Monday, December 24, 2007, at UAMS in Little Rock. A native of Crossett, he was a warehouse worker and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Myrtle Ford; two sons, Jason and wife Senikka Ford and Jonathan Ford of Little Rock; a brother, Don and wife Pam Ford of Grand Prairie, TX; three sisters, Pamela and husband Albert Minnieweather of Monroe, LA, Kimberly Ford of West Monroe, LA, and Jerry and husband Shane Miller of Crossett; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lula Ford; his grandparents, Elihu and Rosie L. Colbert and Henry and Vera Ford; and an aunt, Lucille Shelby.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Nolan Watson officiating. Pallbearers were Perry Johnson, Johnny Hall, Curtis Tucker, Carneal Owens and Stevie Hall. Honorary pallbearers were R'Sen, Don, Rosh and Donielle Ford, Eddie Colbert, Roderick and Albert Minnieweather and Eddie Colbert.
Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Charlotte D. Haynes
Charlotte D. Haynes, 88, of Wilmot died Sunday, December 30, 2007. A native of Crossett and a resident of Wilmot for over 70 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Zachary Baptist Church in Jones, Louisiana, for 75 years where she was the church treasurer and Sunday school teacher for many years.
She is survived by four sons, Fulton "Buddy" Haynes and wife Annabelle of Eads, Tennessee, V.H. Haynes and wife Leota of Gillette, Billy Haynes of Wilmot and Randy Haynes and wife Cindy of Jones, LA; four daughters, Lonelle Johnston and husband Larry of Monticello, Marcelle Olivera and husband Wanderly of Dallas, Texas, Bonnie Cruce and husband James of Monticello and Carolyn Elton and husband Bill of Crossett; a brother, Charles Chambers and wife Carolyn of Monroe, LA; seven granddaughters, Amiee Johnston Cloud and husband Craig, Ashley Elton Lay, Anna Louise Haynes Myers and husband Eric, Audrey Haynes, Meredith Mitchell Shirey and husband Michael, Whitney Wilson and Marcy Haynes; five grandsons, Brad Haynes and wife Leigh, Byron Haynes and wife Monica, Michael Elton, Cliff & Tyler Haynes; four step-grandchildren, Marcy & Tonye Olivera, James Cruce III and Jamie Trantham and seven great-grandchildren, Kaleigh & Kelsey Cloud, Rachel Shirey, Regan Lay, Bradley & Joshua Haynes and Joseph Myers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Vesper Haynes, in 1986; her parents, Fulton & Bessie Haley Chambers; and a sister, Nelline Eldridge.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Travis Roberts and Gary Traylor officiating. Pallbearers are Paul Chapman, Olan Haynes, Kenny Trucker, Chuck Chambers, Gary Grayson, Edmond Horton and Scott Travis. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Haynes, Raymond Horton and Dr. Robert Lyon. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop, LA. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Maryon Jones, 75 of Crossett died Thursday, December 27, 2007, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on March 8, 1932, in Gould to Marshall and Ethel Mae Davis Jones, he retired from Georgia Pacific after 41 years of service. Mr. Jones was a member and deacon of Davis Memorial Church and enjoyed gardening and mechanics. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Cora Jones of Crossett; one son, Johnny Paul Jones of Crossett; five daughters, Delores Jones and Dorothy Moore of Crossett, Marion Streeter and husband Danny of Stockton, CA, Mattie Lee Washington and husband Reggie of Belleville, IL, and Queen Easter Austin and husband Ronald of San Diego, CA; three sisters, Tyree Carter of St. Louis, MO, Ethel Mae Wright of San Diego, CA and Mattie Lee Hollaburton of Ben Harbour, MI; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Monday, December 31, in the Davis Memorial Church with Elder Roy Matheney, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Joey and Bobby Moore, Johntario Jones, Lavert and Lorenzo Norman and Darian Walker. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.
Dora Fisher King
Dora Marie Fisher King, 96, of Marianna, known as Doe Doe, died Friday, December 28, 2007. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marianna and was known for her homemaking, cooking, sewing and gardening. The last years of her life were spent as an active resident of The Pillars in Crossett.
She is survived by four of her sisters, Eula Ryan, Mary Binkley, Paula Nickells, and Lois Beggs; six grandchildren, Butch Phelps (Carmen), David Phelps (Susan), Sandy Allen (Tracy), Beverly Gammel (Lamar), Mike Webb (Staci), Doug Webb (Angela); 14 great-grandchildren, Porter Phelps (Wendi), Connie Cline (Adam), Haley Beavert (Chris), Courtney Johnson (Michael), Jason Gammel, John Michael & Katie Webb, Bryce Moon, Joel, Christian, Brooke and Macie Webb, Kristy Roth, and Mandy Greenwald; and three great-great-grandchildren, Cortlyn & Mary Keaton Beavert and Parr Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, G.O. King, their two daughters, Myra Rounsavall and Mary Ellen Webb; her parents, Fred Henderson Fisher and Mary Wogaman Fisher; a brother, William Fisher; and three sisters: Bertha Benton, Freddie Jones and Clara Brock.
Funeral services were in the First United Methodist Church of Marianna on Sunday, December 30, at 2 p.m. with Bros. Butch Phelps and Steve Cole officiating. Burial followed at Marianna Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to Bible Study/ Sunday School Class at The Pillars of Crossett, 400 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635, Attn: Joyce Cummins. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Marolyn E. Lloyd
Grave-side services celebrating the life of Marolyn E. Lloyd, 72, of Crossett, were held at Pinewood Memorial Park on Sunday, December 23, 2007, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. A lifetime resident of Crossett, Marolyn died Saturday, December 22.
As owner of The Casual Shop for 30 years, she was a vital part of Crossett's retail community and enjoyed participating in the Retail Merchants' Association and the Crossett Chamber of Commerce. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett. She served on the boards of directors of First State Bank, Ashley County Medical Center, and Forest Echoes.
An ardent supporter of Crossett Public Schools, she was instrumental in establishing and implementing its Adopt-a-School program, as well as the T.I.P.S. Center. She also served on the Arkansas' Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee and was appointed by the governor to serve on the Ashley County Industrial Development Committee. Additionally, she held memberships in the Ashley County Medical Center Auxiliary, the Crossett Book Club, and the Crossett Sewing Club. In recognition of Marolyn's professional contributions and successes, Ladies at Work honored her as their Woman of the Year in 1990.
Survivors include her mother, Geneva Emory; her daughter, Donna and husband Jamie Garison of McGehee; her son, Thad and wife Coni Lloyd; three granddaughters, Geneva and husband Gabe McTigrit of Little Rock, Sarah Garison of Conway, and Evan and spouse Chris Flowers of Hamburg; three great-grandchildren, Madelyn McTigrit, and Laney and Rhett Flowers; three siblings, Carolyn and husband Dean Ray, Joyce and husband Jack Allen, and Dan and wife Linda Emory; as well as three generations of adoring nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, George C. Emory, and her husband, Don S. Lloyd.
The family requests that memorials be made to Mike Ray (missionary to Ukraine), 801 Oak Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Earl Eugene Summers
Earl Eugene Summers, 66, of LaPorte, Texas, died December 12, 2007. Gene was born in Hamburg to L. Frank and Blanche Moore Summers. He then moved to Texas where he resided until his death.
He is survived by his parents who reside in Timpson, TX; his wife of 36 years, Joyce Slocumb Summers; a son, Scott Eugene Summers of New Market, TN; two brothers, Jerry F. Summers and wife Cindy of Timpson, TX, and L. Dale Summers and wife Cass of Henderson, TX; his aunt, Earlene Laskey and husband Ray of Hamburg; his uncle, Maurice G. Summers and wife Cora Mae of Crossett; and a number of nieces and nephews and cousins. Internment was at the Houston National Cemetery. Deer Park Funeral Directors of Texas was in charge of the services.
Margerite Chapple, 80, of Hamburg died Sunday, December 30, 2007, at her residence. A native of Parkdale, she was a homemaker and a member of the Soul Savers Church of God in Christ in Montrose.
Survivors include her husband of over 60 years, Lonnie Chapple; three sons, LeRoy, George and Jessie Chapple, all of Hamburg; six daughters, Christine and husband Jessie Countsey of Dermott, Ethel Chapple, Rosie and husband Bill Moore, Fannie and husband Woody Collins, Annie and husband Travis Hughes and Mary Dean and husband Wardale Reed, all of Hamburg; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cap and Fannie Jones Holmes; two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Jessie Chapple and Al Brewer officiating. Pallbearers were Willie, Jr., Tyrone and William Gulley, Steven Robinson, Jonathan James and Tico Turner. Burial followed services at the Green Grove Cemetery.
Hampton A. Etheridge, Jr.
Hampton Allen Etheridge, Jr., 86, of Crossett died Monday, December 31, 2007. Born on August 19, 1920, in Ashley County to the late Hampton A., Sr., and Minnie Moore Etheridge, he served in the U. S. Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Crossett having served as a deacon and Sunday School superintendent. Mr. Etheridge was a long-time General Motors automobile dealer in Crossett until retiring in 1985. He enjoyed quail hunting and playing golf and bridge. Over the years, he was a Boy Scout leader, Chamber of Commerce president, school board president, state representative, hospital board member, and First State Bank board member. Mr. Etheridge was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Shaver Etheridge and a son, Capt. Allen Etheridge.
Survivors include one daughter, Susan Dugger of Temple, TX; one son, Sam Etheridge of Sanford, FL; a son-in-law; a daughter-in-law; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Raymond Etheridge of Granger, TX; three sisters, Mary Sawyer of Little Rock, Helen Toole of Warren and Joy Howell of Marshall, TX.
Grave-side services were held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 4, in Pinewood Memorial Park with Bro. Jimmie Lewis officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to Build your House on the Rock, P.O. Box 12764, Lake Charles, LA 70612, or First Baptist Church, 701 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635. www.jonesservice.com.
Glen Hale, 58, of Monticello died Wednesday, January 2, 2008, as the result of an automobile accident. A native of Hamburg, a resident of Monticello for the past 21 years and a former resident of Texas and New Mexico, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1968. He was the maintenance foreman for the Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home and Family Services in Monticello and was the organizer of the Pony Express Mail Run. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by two sons, Wesley Cross of Whitehall and Justin Hale of Hobbs, New Mexico; three daughters, Carla Martin of Bastrop, LA, and Dee Dee Hale and Timberly Manes, both of Monticello; his mother and step-father, Della Kellum Hale Ogden and Cap Ogden of Camden; a sister, Sharon Jeffers of Crossett; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Hale, in 1996 and a brother, Mark Hale, in 1994.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 5, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. John Ogden and Zan Pierce, Jr., officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Wade Pennington, Jeff Ross, Red Elvin Ingram, Edward Roper, Jeffery Trotter and Steve Brantley. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Snelgrove and Benny Jordan.
Memorials may be made to the Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home and Family Center, 745 Old Warren Road, Monticello, AR 71655. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
James Roland Harris
James Roland Harris, 67, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at Southeast Regional Hospital in El Dorado. Born April 29, 1940, to the late Eugene F. "Smokey" and Clara Lochala Harris, he was a graduate of Crossett High School in 1958 and UAM College in Monticello with a degree in business administration in 1962. He joined the National Guard after college. Mr. Harris worked for Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, Crossett Police Department and Georgia Pacific's Security Division. He was currently president of the Crossett Lions Club, secretary of Crossett Masonic Lodge #576 and a member of the Eastern Star. He was preceded in death by one brother, Stuart Gene Harris.
Survivors include one sister, Fredia Ellen Harris Burton and husband, Stanley, Jr., of Crossett; nephews, John Stephen Burton and William Anthony Burton of Monticello and Mark Stanley Burton of Searcy; nieces and nephews Michael McCandless of Bartow, FL, Marla McCandless and Devan Swan Loveless of Crossett and Devan's son, Brayden Gage Loveless; Crystal Burton, Sadie Carter, Si'Anna and Dakota James Burton.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Donnie Dubose officiating. Pallbearers were Malcolm Tullos, David Dickerson, Jerry Neil Voss, Randy Dickerson, Greg Sivils and Bryan Neilson. Honorary pallbearers were Dee Smith, Bill Runyan, Tony Hendrix, and Jim Culp. Burial followed services at the Unity Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203 or Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church, 500 Beech Street, Crossett, AR 71635. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Buck C. Jackson
Buck C. Jackson, 75, of Augusta, Kansas, died Wednesday, December 6, 2007. Born in Trafalgar on April 18, 1932, to the late Isaac Cleveland and Lula Mae Adair Jackson, he retired as a transportation employee from Boeing and as a truck driver for BFI. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Augusta.
On Sept. 3, 1951, he married Rose Crenshaw in Lake Village, and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Rick Jackson and wife Vickie and Raymond Jackson and wife Darlene; two daughters, Tammy Jackson and Heidi Culver, all of Augusta; four sisters, Vivian Hill of Olympia, Wash., Ellie Harville, Ruth Nelson and husband James and Don Howie and husband Eugene, all of Hamburg; grandchildren Crystal Jackson, Alicia Jackson, Courtney Jackson, Jami Droescher, and Christi Shirley; and great-grandchildren, Kaysn, Kyler, Tanner, Cole.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ben Jackson, and two sisters, Jessie Bates and Olivia Polato.
Funeral services were at 10 a. m. Monday, December 31, in the Headley Funeral Home chapel in Augusta with burial following at the Piedmont Cemetery.
John Wilbert Jackson
John Wilbert Jackson, 65, of Crossett died Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Portland and a Crossett resident for the past 45 years, he was a master plumber and member of the Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include one son, Wilbert Wayne Jackson of Beekman, LA; two daughters, Linda Kay and husband Anthony Adcock and Glenda Kay Axtell of Crossett; four stepsons, Kenneth Pack of Hot Springs, Ronnie and Ricky Pack of Crossett and Donald Pack of Montrose; one stepdaughter, Elizabeth "Sissy" and husband Les Tucker of Montrose; three brothers, William "Sonny" Jackson of Crossett, Willie "Bill" Johnson of Warren and Eugene Jackson of Andulusia, AL; five sisters, Pauline White, Faye Stevens, Ruth Curnes and Nadine Purvis, all of Crossett, and Geneva "Sissy" McQuillan of Beekman; three grandchildren and ten step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Myrtle Jackson, and one sister, Marcelle Jackson.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 3, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Carlton White and Justin Uselton officiating. Pallbearers were Leon, Frankie, Mike, William and Wade White and Raymond Flowers. Honorary pallbearers were Walter and Waylon Jackson and Jake Roberts. Burial followed services at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Archie "Jack" McManus
Archie "Jack" McManus, 84, of Parkdale died Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Lapile, a resident of Parkdale for the past 17 years and a former resident of the Gaines community outside Wilmot, he was a retired mechanic and farmer.
He is survived by his wife of 57 ½ years, Nellie Ruth Spires McManus of Parkdale; two sons, Johnny McManus and wife Bonnie and Leroy McManus, all of Wilmot; two daughters, Anita Williams and husband David Southwell of Hubbard, TX, and Betty Smith and husband Don Shelton of Mexia, TX; five brothers, Earl McManus and wife Mary, Charles McManus and wife Nancy, Wallace McManus and wife Sue, and Ronald McManus, all of Monroe, LA, and Royce McManus of Haughton, LA; a sister, Gloria Jean Bearden of West Monroe, LA; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie Ruth; his parents, Arch and Annie Gunter McManus; a sister, Mary Lee McCoy; a brother, John (Tom) McManus and an infant brother, Red Buster McManus.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Friday, January 4, in the Bell Cemetery with Revs. Owen Jones, Cecil Harvey and Bob Bridges officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Joey Anderson, John McManus, Paul Everett, Jr., Clay Smith, John Marley and Eddie Whitlock.
Memorials may be made to the Bell Cemetery Association, PO Box 114, Parkdale, AR 71661. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Joyce Thornton, 69, of Crossett died Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at the Medical Center of Plano in Plano, TX. A native of Hamburg and a Crossett resident for the past 47 years, she was a retired van driver for the Area Agency on Aging and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in the Crossett Camp community.
Survivors include two sons, Cleveland and wife Erma Cromwell of Little Rock and Eld. James Odell and wife Caroline Cromwell of Fayetteville, NC; three daughters, Glenda and husband Orlanda Todd of Slidell, LA, Carla and husband Ronnie Todd of Allen, TX, and Terry Trotter Cromwell of Dallas, TX; four brothers, James Girtman of Oakland, CA, and Nathan, Preston, Jr., and Willie Girtman, all of Crossett; five sisters, Melba and husband Oliver Wright, Carolyn and husband A. D. Davis, Juanita Gibbs, Rosa Lincoln and Helen Tucker, all of Crossett; 12 grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Lee Thornton; and her parents, Preston and Maxine Burks Girtman.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 5, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Gregory Baker officiating. Pallbearers were Deron Trotter, Marion Cromwell, Bruce Wright, Elvin Gibbs, Greg Bridges and Carl Kelley. Honorary pallbearers were members of the T. W. Daniel High School Class of 1956 and Singing Union #3.
Burial followed services at the Nimmons Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Gussie Turner, 88, of Portland died Saturday, January 5, 2008, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Mr. Turner was a native of Kosciusko, Mississippi and a resident of Portland for many years. He was a retired carpenter and commercial fisherman and a member of the Portland Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Anderson Turner of Dumas; eight grandchildren, Jamie Burns, Patricia Spaulding, Tim, Joe and Dedra "Sissy" Dehart, Lisa Castaneda, Damon Turner and Kathy Sadler; 19 great-grandchildren, Derric, Cody & Joseph Dehart, Kristine Romine, Ashley & Amber Searbeau, Andee Murray, Amanda & Matt McClain, Ashley Burns, Taylor & Caleb Spaulding, Colten Wilson, Regina Bell, Erika Fryer, Cameron & Lily Sadler, Michael Turner and Alex Hogue; and five great-great-grandchildren, Noah Romine, Lexie & Alex Chappell, Decklin & Kyler Bell.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Lee Turner in 1979; two daughters, Betty Ruth Burns and Mary Joyce Dehart; a son, Claude A. Turner; two grandsons, Ronnie & Michael Burns and his parents, John J. & Annie Snellings Turner.
Grave-side services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 12, in the Portland Cemetery with Revs. Carl Mason & E. W. Ricks officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. See the online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Eula Belle Brantley
Eula Belle "Sue" Jordan Brantley, 89, of Crossett died Saturday, January 12, 2008, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Born on September 24, 1918, in Milo to Charlie and Ollie Lee Pogue Jordan, she was a homemaker, a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sons, Grady Brantley and wife Nell of Crossett and Jerry Brantley and wife Kay of Crossett; one daughter; Patricia Clanton and husband Stacy of Magnolia; three brothers, Perry T. Jordan, John Parnell Jordan, and Charles Royce Jordan; two sisters, Annie T. Morman and Pauline McClain; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Carroll D. Brantley; seven brothers and sisters, Green Berry Jordan, Myrtle Jordan "Sis" Willis, Lee Roy "Boss" Jordan, Delmar B. "Delt" Jordan, D.D. "Biggon" Jordan, Gladys Oren "Pete"Jordan Johnston, and J.B. Jordan. Mrs. Brantley was a homemaker, member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and the Eastern Star.
Funeral services were planned for the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15. Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park. www.jonesservice.com.
Cecil T. Gammel
Cecil T. Gammel, 93, of Crossett died Monday, January 7, 2008. He was born on September 18, 1914 in Line to the late Charlie K. and Susie Morman Gammel. Mr. Gammel was a retired employee of Georgia Pacific, was a faithful member of the Church of Christ of Crossett, and enjoyed camping and fishing activities. He was also an avid woodworker and was proud to have shared many pieces of furniture with his family. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeff Gammel; two brothers, Bart Gammel, Odis Gammel; and two sisters, Vera Howard and Era Rowzee.
Survivors include his wife Juanita Gammel of Crossett; three sons, James Gammel and wife Kaaren of Zachary, LA, and Billy Gammel and wife Patti and Lamar Gammel and wife Beverly, both of Crossett; one daughter, Norma Johnson and husband Dwight of Hindsville; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, in the Church of Christ with Mark Mosher and Joe Sponaugle officiating. Pallbearers were Mark, Scott, Jason, Josh, Caleb and Marshall Gammell and Mike and Rusty Johnson.
Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Children's Home, Inc., 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450.
Mary Lois Hill
Mary Lois Hill, 74, of Camden, formerly of Carthage, died Monday, January 7, 2008, at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. A native of Carthage, she was retired from Kohler and was a member of the Trinity Faith Church of God in Christ in Fordyce.
Survivors include one son, Elliot Dean Hill of Carthage; two daughters, Angela Diane Johnson of Camden and Ellen Weathers of Fordyce; one stepdaughter, Martha Ann Lawson of Akron, OH; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hill, Jr.; her parents, John Peter and Lydia Cromwell Ledbetter; two brothers, James and Moses Ledbetter; and a sister, Frances Harris.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at the Trinity Faith Church of God in Christ in Fordyce with Supt. Thomas Walker officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Dunn, Chris Phillips, Freddie Jacobs, Donnie Griffin, James Lee and Nekko Westbrooks.
Burial followed services at the Hampton Springs Cemetery in Carthage with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Sylvester Kitchen, 55, of Wilmot died Tuesday, January 1, 2008, outside Wilmot. A native of San Francisco, CA, and a Wilmot resident for the past six years, he was a farmer laborer.
Survivors include his wife of nine years, Brenda Palmer Kitchen; two sons, Antonio and Reggie Kitchen of Santa Rosa, CA; two daughters, Laronda Lavvorn of Santa Rosa and Ashanti Kitchen of Wilmot; his father, Jim Kitchen of Wilmot; three sisters, Remell and Mary Kitchen of Santa Rosa and Hope and husband Louis Harrison of Dallas, TX; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Stevenson Kitchen, and his stepmother, Gladys Kitchen.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 13, in the First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. Lorenzo Price officiating. Pallbearers were Cleveland Parker and Billy, Robert, Charles, Kenny and Leo Kitchen.
Burial followed services at the Jim Smith Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Vernon Alvis McNeice, 87, of Crossett died Saturday January 12, 2008, at his home. Born on March 15, 1920, to the late Lewis and Margaret Francis Elizabeth Brown McNeice, he retired from Georgia Pacific after thirty years of service as a truck driver. He was a World War II Army veteran and received the American Theater Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Theater Medal with two Bronze Battle Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Purple Heart. He was a member of Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Pauline Cunningham McNeice of Crossett; four sons; Charles McNeice and wife DeeDee of Bauxite, Glen McNeice and wife Diann of Hermitage, Joe McNeice and wife Helen of Crossett and Randy McNeice and wife Mary of Lewisville, TX; one daughter; Linda Kinnaird and husband Jerry of McGehee; two brothers; Lavelle McNeice of Quinlan, TX, and Clifton McNeice of Carrollton, TX; two sisters, Mae Gardner and Louise Sydoriak, both of Hamburg; twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Betty Ann McNeice and Charlotte Stadler and four brothers.
Funeral services were planned for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, in the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Roy Grantham and Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were to be Burl Toler, Dennis Banks, William Coleman, Kevin Kilcrease, Mershell Carpenter and Joe Eubanks
Interment was to follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church, 120 East Church Street, Crossett, AR 71635. www.jonesservice.com
Bracie Anthony Robertson
Bracie Anthony Robertson, 90, of Sterlington, LA, died Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at St. Francis Specialty Hospital in Monroe, LA. Born on February 12, 1917, to Eugene Anthony and Violet Bolin Anthony in Milo, Mrs. Robertson formerly lived in Bastrop, LA, and Huttig. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Huttig for many years. Her hobbies included sewing, doll making, and arts and crafts.
Survivors include a daughter, Lottie Sawyer Vincent and husband David D. of Sterlington; two grandchildren, David G. Vincent of Cameron, TX, and Cheri J. Vincent of Houston, TX; one great-grandson, Blake A. Ingram of Houston, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Virgil L. Robertson; two sisters, Myrdie Lee Sawyer and Reba Kalkhoff and a brother, C. W. "Sonny" Anthony.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Billy Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Marty McClain, Paul McClain, Ronnie Anthony, Lavon Sawyer, David Ashcroft and Larry Peebles. Burial followed services at the Eden Cemetery. www.jonesservice.com
Helen Smith Bell
Hazel Leoleau Smith Bell, 93, of Sheridan, who was born September 17, 1914, in Madisonville, LA, to the late James Benjamin and Rosalena Littlejohn Smith, died Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at the Sheridan Healthcare and Rehab Center. She was a member of North Main Baptist Church in Sheridan and an avid gardener having a passion for flowers, especially daylilies.
Survivors are sons Donald Bell and wife Kathryn of Sheridan, Kermit Bell, Jr., of Sheridan, John Bell and wife Jackie of Little Rock, Robert Bell and wife JoAnn of Fulton, MD, and Earl Bell and wife Carol of Wilson, NC; daughters, Anita Stine and husband Bill of Ocala, Florida, Wanda Adams and husband Charles of Collierville, TN, Dr. Sherlyn Larrison and husband Jim of Pierre Part, LA, Helen Johnson and husband Bob of Jonesboro; and Patty Pierini and husband Phillip of Lake Village; a sister, Helen Chaney of Bastrop, LA; 22 grandchildren and 26 great- grandchildren; In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Otto Bell, a daughter, Hazel Marie Bell, and a brother, Herman Smith.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 19, at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home chapel in Sheridan with Rev. Charles Adams officiating. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Snyder Cemetery in Snyder, Arkansas.
Memorials may be made to Snyder Cemetery, C/O Sue Bailey, 1977 Holmes Road, Searcy, Arkansas 72143. To sign the online guest book www.memorialgardenssheridan.com.
Barney Earl Boyles
Barney Earl Boyles, 52, of Snyder died Friday, January 18, 2008, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Born January 29, 1955, in Ethel, MS, to the late Clifton Boyles and Kay Lindsey Boyles Turner, he was a Baptist.
He is survived by his mother, Kay Tullos of Snyder; a son, Charlie Boyles and wife Kara of Birmingham, AL; a brother, David Wayne Boyles and wife Vickie of Lake Village; two sisters-in-law, Dolly Boyles and Sherry Turner, both of Snyder; and nine nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangments were by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.
Haster Brown, 81, of Wilmot died Friday, January 18, 2008, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Buff. A lifelong resident of Wilmot, she was a CNA for the Wilmot Nursing Home and a member of the Penny Chapel C. M. E. Church.
Survivors include two sons, Ladell Johnson of Parkdale and John H. and wife Jessica Johnson of Los Angeles, CA; two daughters, Everlean Johnson of Wilmot and Mary and husband Bobby Riley of Hot Springs; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Zelma Johnson, Jr., and Sammie Lee Johnson; one daughter, Martha Lee Johnson Vaughn; her parents, Columbus and Mary Walker Brown; and three brothers, Columbus Brown, Jr., Walter Brown and Edward Brown.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, in the Penny Chapel C. M. E. Church with Pastor Ruby Henderson officiating. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Friday, January 25, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Carl Vaughn, A. C. Campbell, James Campbell, Roy Carter, Dan Smith and Chester Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Stanley, Rev. Isaac Brown, Wayne Mooney, Rocky Kitchen and Bill Kitchen. Burial will follow services at the Gospel Temple Cemetery.
Archie Lee Huggins
Archie Lee "Blue" Huggins, 54, of Hamburg died Friday, January 18, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a timber worker. He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Huggins; one brother, Chester Levell Huggins; and one sister, Floria Dean "Sister" White.
Survivors include his wife, Ester Huggins of Oklahoma City, OK; three sons, Allen and wife Veronica Huggins of Arlington, TX, Stefan Huggins of Oklahoma City and Archie Lee Huggins, Jr., of Montrose; three daughters, Lasalle and husband Vernon Fisher of Monticello, Artoya Huggins of Oklahoma City and Gwendolyn Woods of Eudora; his mother, Beatrice Huggins of Hamburg; two brothers, Horace Harrington of Hamburg and Jimmy Carl Huggins of Ripley, TN; and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, in the Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness with Rev. Eld. Robert Adams, Jr., officiating. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers are to be Cal Tucker, Lonnell Richardson, Michael Burns, Lee Nimmer, Ricky Givens and Robert Cox, Jr.
Burial will follow services at the Robinson Cemetery.
Erma Tipton Dodson
Erma Marie Tipton Dodson, 80, of Crossett died Saturday, January 19, 2008, at her home. Born to Cyrus and Minnie Tipton on March 25, 1927 in Non, OK, Mrs. Dodson worked as a clerk at Safeway for many years and was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Gordon, Elmo and Dale Tipton; a grandson, Jason High; and her husband, Jack Robert Dodson.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Dodson and wife Macky of Crossett; a brother, Bill Tipton of Midwest City, OK; four grandchildren, John Dodson and wife Amy, Lynn High and wife Kathy, Frank Dodson and wife Brandi, and Rhonda Courson and husband Dan; nine great-grandchildren, Riley, Bailey, Cy, Ty, and Lana Dodson; Laura and Vance High; Brittney Pearcy and husband Jonathan and Justin Courson.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, in the North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Carl Chesser and Roy Pepmiller officiating. Pallbearers were to be Willis Gilmore, Allen Huntsman, Keith Barnett, Elzie Barnett, Joey Barnett and Wade Barnett. Honorary pallbearers were to be Merchel Roberts, Johnny Bolin, Freddie Guin, Ronnie Rodgers, Gerry Rodgers, Tommy Hollis, Will Dickey and Stephen Bolin. Burial was to follow at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com
Anna Hill Grubb
Anna Gwin Hill Grubb, 73, of Hamburg died on Monday, January 14, 2008. A native of Parkdale, a resident of Hamburg since 1976 and a former resident of Eudora, she retired from the restaurant business in 1992 and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Max Grubb and wife Debbie of Hamburg and Ricky Grubb and wife Melinda of Glen Allen, MS; three daughters, Pat Simpson and husband Jerry, Kay Avery and husband Bob, all of Jefferson, TX, and Glenda Jones and husband Don of Shreveport, LA; 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a beloved cousin, June Mays of Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy & Stella Culp Hill; and two brothers, Orville & Lavon Hill.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 17, in the Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Burial followed services at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Eudora. Pallbearers were grandsons J.R. & Tony Grubb, Brandon, Daniel, Devin, Tyler, Spencer & Jordan Richter, Bill Avery, Jonathan, Zachary and Emery Grubb and Nicholas Simpson. Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church, 1508 Highway 425 South, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Jane Ellen Haynes
Miss Jane Ellen Haynes, 75, of Bastrop, LA, died Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at the Cherry Ridge Guest Care Center in Bastrop. Born in Hamburg on December 15, 1932, she graduated from Hamburg High School and attended cosmetology school. She operated Jane's Hair Style in Bastrop and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bastrop. She loved her yard and garden and was a talented needlework artist. She was the daughter the late Henderson and Ora Ozell Panquin Haynes.
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Donna Haynes; aunts Nell Farrar, Frankie Haynes and Zeonnie H. Wall; uncles Boots Farrar and R. W. Haynes; and numerous cousins.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 19, in the Cox Funeral Home chapel in Bastrop with Revs. Jim Ingram and Carlos Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Farrar, Reese and Rusty Little, Louis Wood, Gary Jeffers and Aubrey Dale Langford. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. www.coxfuneral.com.
Vincent J. Iorio
Vincent J. Iorio, 84, of Crossett died Monday, January 14, 2008, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born May 31, 1923, in New York City, NY to James and Margaret Ciccerone Iorio, he was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific Theatre, and was a retired lieutenant of the New York City Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannette Urso Iorio of Crossett; one son, Vince Iorio of Crossett; two daughters, Marie Scherer of New York City and Theresa Mullen of Roswell, GA; one sister, Minnie Reddy of Riverhead, NY; and seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Karissa and Alex Iorio, Denise and Danielle Scherer, and Matt and Glen Mullen.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.
Patsy Ellis Stephenson
Patsy Ellis Stephenson, 57, of Eudora died Friday, January 18, 2008, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Eudora, she was a faithful member of the New Hope Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir. She was the great-great-granddaughter of one of the earliest settlers of Chicot County. She was an avid reader of the Bible and loved to garden and take walks.
She is survived by her husband, Everett "Bud" Stephenson; her parents, Ester & Bonnie Ward Ellis, all of Eudora; two brothers, Lester Carrol Ellis and wife Marcy of Cabot and Randall Alan Ellis of Eudora; two nephews, Steven Ellis of Maumelle and Brian Ellis of Fayetteville, North Carolina; a great-nephew, Peyton Ellis; a great-niece, Anna Grace Ellis; an aunt, Lucille Atkins of Eudora; an uncle, Bennie Ward of Nesbit, Mississippi and several cousins.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, in the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Christmas officiating. Burial was to follow at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Roger Parker, Bo Edwards, Lawrence Edwards, Kenny Clark, Albert Nichols and Bill Martar. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Iva Kate Swan
Iva Kate Swan, 77, of Hamburg died Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at her residence. A native of Ashley County and a resident of the Pine Hill community outside Hamburg all her life, she was a homemaker and an active member of the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Kay Swan of Baton Rouge, LA; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Swan Box of Hamburg; and a grandson, Jason Lovett of Longview, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Swan, in 2000; a son, Charles "Buster" Swan in 1995; a daughter, Cathy Swan, in 1953; her parents, Louis & Lula Kate Coulter Norrell; four brothers, Charlie, Billy and Bud Wayne Norrell and Harvey Poe; and two sisters, Louise Swan & Evelyn Johnson.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, January 18, in the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Brent Hutsell and Mike Griffith officiating. Burial followed at the Carlock Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Swan, Billy Mark Swan, Shane Carpenter, Billy Norrell, Dale Norrell, Earl Johnson, Gary Johnson, Mike Johnson and Kenny Johnson. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Christian Academy, 803 Ashley 95 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Matthew Edward Barnard
Matthew "Matt" Edward Barnard, 22, of Hamburg died Friday, January 25, 2008. A native of Monticello, a resident of Hamburg for many years and a former resident of Bastrop, Louisiana, he graduated from Bastrop High School in 2004. He was a welder for RimCor in Bastrop and an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his mother, Karen Anderson and husband Michael of San Antonio, TX; his father, Dewey Barnard and wife Brenda of Hamburg; a brother, Jonathan Teague and fiancé Rupa Kapoor of Cleveland, OH; a sister, Karli Perez and husband Moises of San Antonio, TX; three step-brothers, Erik Anderson of Lampasas, TX, Shane Courson and wife Ashley of Conway and David Courson and wife Tiffany of Crossett; his paternal grandmother, Jean Barnard of Hamburg; and his maternal grandparents, Elaine and Douglas Norman of Crossett; a niece, Izabella Perez; three step-nieces, Destni, Lauren & Somer Courson; and two step-nephews, Brian & Bayley Courson; four aunts, Cathy Heeter of San Antonio, TX, Sheila Shelton of New London, TX, Norma Sellers of Crossett and Sylvia Smith of Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Carl Barnard and an aunt, Sandra Carpenter.
Funeral services were planned at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 30, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial will be in the Hilo Cemetery in Bradley County. Pallbearers are to be Clint Smith, Shane Courson, Jarred Freeland, Chris Hughes, Derek Oliver and Brian Doles. Honorary pallbearers are to be Randy Griffith, Chris Horn and Shelby Carpenter. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Ervin "Fats" Holland, 94, of Portland died Sunday, January 27, 2008, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Damascus and a resident of Portland for the past 59 years, he was a retired farmer, a member of the Aulds Baptist Church and an avid sportsman.
He is survived by a son, Larry Holland and wife Christy of Hamburg; a grandson, Justin Holland of Pansy; and a granddaughter, Genie Hall of Conway; three great-grandchildren, Trevor, Grace & Addison; a half-sister, Bernice Tarkington of Memphis and a half-brother, Dee Holland of Conway. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee Owens Holland, in 1996; his parents, Mal & Frone Hartwick Holland; three brothers, Bill, John & George Holland; and a sister, Lou Frazer.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, in the Portland Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Williams and Brother Jerry Selby officiating. Burial was to follow at the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Darrell Clifton, Henry Matthews, Ronnie Kelley, Carol Harris, Allen Gilliam and Benny Gilliam.
Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 37, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Barbara Varnell Owens
Barbara Jo Varnell Owens, 80, of Crossett died Monday, January 21, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born on September 26, 1927, in Crossett to the late Joseph Edward and Ila Barbara Rogers Varnell, Mrs. Owens was a retired medical secretary and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Bobby E. Owens.
Survivors include one daughter, Karen Moyers and husband, Bill of Crossett; one grandson, Matthew Moyers of Fort Leonard Wood, MO; two granddaughters, Joanna Moyers and Emily Moyers, both of Crossett; a sister-in-law, Louise Fanchier of Wichita Falls, TX; four nephews, Harry Morrison of Austin, TX, Louis Morrison of Daphne, AL, Allen Morrison and Perry Morrison, both of Bastrop, LA; and a niece, Shelley Lopes of Dallas, TX.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 24, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. George Hart and Jeff Smart officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Linder, Richard Welch, Jim Launius, Terry Pitzer, George Moyers and Bob Vickers. Burial followed at Harper Springs Cemetery in Huttig.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635. www.jonesservice.com.
Trinity Camille Smith
Trinity Camille Smith, age nine days, of Wilmot died Saturday, January 12, 2008, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Survivors include her parents, Lorenzo and Stephanie Brown Smith of Wilmot; her paternal grandparents, Frankie J. Brown and Lonnie D. Smith of Wilmot; her maternal grandmother, Jennifer Flynn of Fort Smith; a sister, Champagne Smith of Fort Smith; and her paternal great-grandparents, Mary P. Fowler of Wilmot and Maeleath Parker of Eudora.
Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, at the St. Martha Cemetery with Rev. Archie Smith officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.