March 5

Mary Ellen Bays

Mary Ellen Bays, 91, of Crossett died Wednesday, February 27, 2008. Born on March 18, 1916, in Ashley County to the late Benjamin Wyatt and Ettie Sivils Jones, Mrs. Bays was a charter member of Temple Baptist Church, where she taught children in Sunday school for many years. She enjoyed working at Wee School at First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Burt of Diboll, TX, and Joyce and husband Dr. John Sullins of Bella Vista; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bays was preceded in death by her husband, James Leslie Bays; a son, James "Jimmy" Bays, Jr.; a grandson, David Alan Burt; a son-in-law, Felton Burt; two sisters, Mary Lou Porter and Lillian Aiken; and a brother, B. W. Jones.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m., Friday, February 29, at the Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Jimmie Lewis officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Wee School, 701 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635.

Mendy Lansdale Cheramie

Mendy Lansdale Cheramie, 33, of Hamburg died Tuesday, February 26, 2008. She was born May 27, 1975, and was a member of the Lacey Assembly of God Church.

She was the daughter of Brenda Lansdale Stanfill of Monticello and Jimmy West of Hamburg. Other survivors include her husband, Robert Kelley of Hamburg; two sons, Colby Goudy and Tyler Cheramie, both of Monticello; a daughter, Haley Cheramie of Hamburg; two brothers, Jason West and Brian Stanfill, both of Monticello; and a sister, Lacy Stanfill of Little Rock.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Friday, February 29, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home with the Revs. Delton Gladden and Mary Jones officiating. Burial was at Lacey Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobbie Kelly, Kevin Martin, Bart Measel, Carlton Sanders, Patrick Bannister and Zane Brooks.

Stanley Goree

Stanley Goree, 49, of Crossett died Thursday, February 28, 2008, at his residence. Born on October 21, 1958, in Crossett to James Allen and Ola Mae Childs Goree, he was employed by Bemis and was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church on Florida Street. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Roosevelt and Essie Childs; paternal grandparents, Bob & Nannie Stamps Goree; a daughter, Evan Audrianna Goree; and a brother, Donald Goree.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Loretta Goree of Crossett; three daughters, Erin Alicia Goree of Jonesboro, Eyona Alexandria Goree and Elissa Audrianna Goree of Crossett; his parents; one brother, Eric Goree of Sacramento, CA; five sisters, Wanda Goree of Pine Bluff, Mae Brooks of Harrisburg, PA, and Kathleen Payne, Beverly Goree and Rosemary Goree, all of Crossett.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2008 at First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, AR. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Martha Jane Grant

Martha Jane Grant, 87, of Palestine, TX, formerly of Monticello, died Thursday, February 28, 2008, at the Cartmell Home for the Aged in Palestine. She was born November 19, 1920, in Monticello to the late Mark and Janie McQuiston Tedder. She was a retired medical librarian and a member and secretary of the First Baptist Church of Monticello.

Survivors include a daughter Denitia Nichols of Palestine; two granddaughters, Janet Lynn Cunningham of Hamburg and Jana Lee Cunningham of Palestine; two great-granddaughters, Krystal Elise Deal of Palestine and Karlee Marie Ezell of Hamburg; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John Grant; a brother, Richard Mark Tedder; and a granddaughter, Terri Lee Nichols.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Dennis Dodson officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Mac Chambers, Joe Cambre, Bob Biggers, John Craig, Vernon Barnes and Darrell Gray. Burial followed services at the Oakland Cemetery.

Edward Westley Hallman

Edward Westley Hallman, 56, of Crossett died Monday, February 25, 2008, at the Central Arkansas Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Boydell and a Crossett resident for six years, he was a truck driver and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Tammy Hallman; two sons, Derrick Hallman and Edward and wife Chie Chee Hallman of Crossett; one daughter, Rebecca Hallman of Colorado; five brothers, James Hallman of Lake Village, Devorn Sheffield of Monticello, Louis Hallman of Pine Bluff, John Sheffield of Conway and David and wife Tina Hallman of Greenville, MS; and three sisters, Janie Trantham of Montrose, Peggy Hallman of Monticello and Sarah Sheffield of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his father, Omar Hallman; his mother and stepfather, Agnes Cotton Sheffield and Jessie Sheffield; and his maternal grandparents, George and Flossie Cotton.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, February 29, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Scott Wheeler officiating. Pallbearers were Jamarious Boston, Kevin Sears, Al Bailey, Mike Johns, Zack Bardin, Dustin Allison, Broderick Stevenson and Josh Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Derrick and Edward Hallman. Burial followed services at the Old Union Cemetery.

Annie Lee Hampton

Annie Lee Hampton, 89, of Warren died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at the Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. A native of Johnsville and a Warren resident for the past 20 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the West Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include five sons, Otis Hampton of Chicago, IL, Jerrel Hampton and John B. Hampton of St. Louis, MO, Rev. Eddie and wife Frances Hampton and Freddie and wife Ester Hampton of Warren; five daughters, Sadie Harding, Ruthie and husband Donald Childs, Judy Hampton and Mary Hampton of Warren and Vera Barrow of Chicago, IL; a sister-in-law, Willie Rogers of Warren; 39 grandchildren and 78 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Hampton; three sons, Johnny, Henry and Rev. Bobby Hampton; one daughter, Johnnie Green; her parents, Earnest and Mary Newton; and a sister, Hattie Sue James.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the West Central Church of Christ with Bro. Robert Walker officiating. Pallbearers were to be Leonard Purifoy, Clyde Hemphill, Earnest Green, Earnest Newton, Kenneth Robinson and James Ellis. Burial was to follow services at the Palestine Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Charles Edward Haynes

Charles Edward Haynes, 76, of Wilmot died Friday, February 29, 2008, at his residence in Wilmot. A native and lifelong resident of Wilmot, he as a truck driver and owner and operator of Haynes Grocery Store for the past 31 years.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Tanksley Haynes of Wilmot; two sons, Charley Haynes and wife Lisa of Little Rock and David Haynes and wife Evelyn of Crossett; two daughters, Donna Wiggins and husband Dan and Annie Morman, all of Wilmot; a sister, Dorothy Caldwell of Little Rock; seven grandchildren, Mark, Eric, Becky, Joey, Kelsey, Cheyanne and Isaac; and one great-grandchild, Arron. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vessie & Annie Martar Haynes; two sisters, Audie McKee and Odell Haynes and a granddaughter, Angel Grace Morman.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the Bell Cemetery with Revs. Cecil Harvey and Sanders Brooks officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Herbert Shelton, Robert Sims, Robert McCracken, Ruben Wiggins, Eugene Bowles and Richard Stock.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Arkansas, 211 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205-9869. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Mildred Collins Jordan

Mildred Joy Collins Jordan, 75, of Crossett died Thursday February 28, 2008, at her home. Born October 29, 1932 in Dardanelle to the late Millard and Retta Collins. Mrs. Jordan was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and crocheting and was a member of Pine Grove Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Kelcy D. Jordan of Crossett; one brother; Troy Collins and wife Jo Collins of Crossett; a sister-in-law; Christine and husband Junior Parkerson of Crossett; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday March 1, in the Pine Grove Church of God with Bro. Bobby O'Fallon officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Annis Muriel Morgan

Annis Muriel Morgan, 87, of Crossett died Friday, February 29, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. She was born on October 31, 1920, in Crossett to the late Lester "Shorty" and Almeda Parker Jones, Mrs. Morgan was a past agent at the Arkansas Revenue Office and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and sewing.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Morgan and wife Barbara; one daughter, Florence White and husband Louis, all of Crossett; one sister, Marjorie Meeks of Cave City; a sister-in-law, Helen Jones of Dermott; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford Morgan, and a brother, Don Jones.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 2, at the Magnolia Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Griffith officiating. Pallbearers were Dr. Brad White, Mark White, Jeremy Morgan, Matt Morgan, Penny Jenkins, and James Outlaw. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to Magnolia Baptist Church, 822 Marias Saline, Crossett, AR 71635. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Doris Murphy

Doris Murphy, 86, of Crossett died Monday, February 25, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born on April 26, 1921, in Hampton to the late Millard Moss and Varna Williams Garrett, Mrs. Murphy was a beauty salon operator for 15 years and a Welcome Wagon hostess in the early 60's. She attended First Assembly of God Church in Crossett.

Survivors include one son, Gary Murphy and wife Elaine of Stuttgart; three daughters, Cheryl Goodwin and husband Phillip, Barbara Rainey and Marty Kinney and husband Buddy, all of Crossett; two sisters, Althea Holland of Crossett and Sylvia Garrett of Kerrville, TX; five grandchildren, Phil Goodwin and wife Miki, Lee Murphy and wife Monica, Jason Rainey, Shannon Kinney and Brooke Rainey; and five great-grandchildren, Josh Goodwin, Luke Goodwin, Cody Loudermilk, Larson Rainey and Taylor Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. Murphy; a sister, Zyble Deaton; and a brother, Basil Garrett.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bros. Buddy Kinney and Jerry Grant officiating. Burial followed at the Carlock Cemetery. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Bonnie Bell Northrup

Bonnie Bell Northrup, 85, of Yreka, CA, died September 27, 2007, at the Fairchild Medical Center. She was raised and attended school in Hamburg and lived for many years in Crescent City, CA, and moved to Siskiyou County nine years ago. She was a member of the Lions Club and the seniors organization in Crescent City. She loved to crochet and enjoyed all types of crafts.

She is survived by two sons, Ron Kidwell and wife Debbie of Glendale, OR, and Mike Kidwell of Grants Pass, OR; two daughters, Betty Martin and husband Roy and Brenda Rockwood of Yreka; two sisters, Allene Carter of Crossett and Billie Sue Bonner of Fordyce; two brothers, Clifton Wallace of Dallas, TX, and Roger Wallace of Medford, OR; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands,Willie Kidwell and Marion B. Northrup; a son, Dewey Kidwell; her parents, Bobby & Susie Armstrong Wallace; eight brothers, John, Louis, Claude, Ollie, Ben, Melvin, Jimmy & Hubert Wallace; and three sisters, Hazel Holland, Nell Sheets and Clara Waits.

Grave-side services and burial of ashes will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, in the Promise Land Cemetery with Rev. Michael Reese officiating. Local arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Doyle Terrell

Doyle Terrell, 92, of Crossett died Friday, February 29, 2008. Born January 10, 1916, in Humnoke, the son of Charles E. and Birdie Poole Terrell, he served in the United States Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. He had lived most of his life in Norphlet and Smackover, working in petroleum refining for 46 years, retiring in 1982 as president and chief executive officer of Cross Oil and Refining Company. His spent over 20 years in elected positions at the city of Norphlet where he was mayor and was a Mason. He served as president of the Norphlet School Board, president of the Smackover Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Smackover Lions Club. He was a member of the Oilmen's Twenty-Five Year Club, the American Petroleum Refiners Association, and the American Petroleum Institute. In Crossett, Doyle served as chairman of the Business and Industry Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, was active with the SCORE committee of the Chamber of Commerce and the Crossett Area Food Bank. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Crossett.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Terrell, who he married on May 8, 1999; a son, Clark Terrell and wife Martha of Crossett; a special niece, Wynona McGoogan of Crossett; six grandchildren, Scott Sweet and wife Paula of Magnolia, Matthew Sweet and wife Shannan of Little Rock, Michael Terrell and wife Shona of McRae, Christin and husband Edwin Hankins of Little Rock, Lisa Terrell of Crossett, and Mark Terrell of Jonesboro; eight great-grandchildren: Kaylie and Jonathan Sweet, Jordan and Aniston Sweet, Alyssa, Ella Kathryn, and Richmond Doyle Terrell, Reece Poe; a special great niece, Terry Hendrickson and husband Jim of Conway and her children, Bliss, Blair, and Brent; the children of his wife, Mary; Sharleen Bakeman; Susan Pendergrass; Beti Gunter; and Ricky Pendergrass. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Dorine McCargo Terrell, and a sister, Olene Terrell Clark.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, March 3, in the Presbyterian Church of Crossett with Rev. Bonnie Milligan officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Scott Sweet, Matthew Sweet, Michael Terrell, Mark Terrell, Edwin Hankins IV, Brent Hendickson, Justin Reed and a special friend, Denny Earl McConathy.

Grave-side services were at 3 p.m. at Smackover Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Rev. Bob Willis

Rev. Bob Willis, 73, of Crossett died Monday, February 25, 2008, at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Born on October 31, 1934, in Atoka, OK, to the late Lonnie and Ettie Davidson Willis, he served the Lord in ministry for almost 50 years as a pastor in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sue Willis of Crossett; one daughter, Sandy Riles of Overland Park, KS; one son, Rev. Jeff Willis and wife Karen of Haynesville, LA; four grandchildren, Shane Quattlebaum of Little Rock, Kimbi Gonzalez and husband Victor of Little Rock and Geoffrey and Kailyn Willis of Haynesville, LA; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don Willis of Midwest City, OK, and Valton Willis of Pottsboro, TX; one sister, Barbara Jardee of Oklahoma City, OK; and a host of friends and loved ones. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bro. Justin Uselton officiating. Pallbearers were Andy Buchanan, Barry Buchanan, Brad Buchanan, Jerrald Buchanan, Jerry Buchanan and Shane Quattlebaum. Honorary pallbearers were his coffee drinking buddies from Andy's. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

March 12

Kathryn Kelley Borghi

Kathryn Michelle Kelley Borghi, 51, of Springfield, MO, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at her residence. A native of Monroe, LA, a resident of Springfield for the past four years and a former resident of Dallas, Texas, Monroe and Bastrop, LA, she graduated from Prairie View Academy in Bastrop and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She was an advertising executive and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bastrop. She enjoyed extensive traveling with her family

She is survived by her mother, Joan Sumner Kelley; a brother, Michael Kelley and wife, Judy, all of Richmond, Virginia; two nephews, David & Shawn Kelley; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, J.D. Kelley, in 2004.

Grave-side services and burial were planned for 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Promise Land Cemetery with Revs. Jim Ingram and L. H. McCullough officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 620 E. Madison Ave., Bastrop, LA 71220 or to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Hamburg. See online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Larry Allen Brown

Larry Allen "Terry" Brown, 62, of Hamburg, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Crossett. A lifelong resident of Hamburg and a retired timber worker, he was preceded in death by a son, Danny Brown, in 1997; his parents, Charlie and Hattie Mae Bunton Brown; a brother, Dan Brown; and a sister, Versie Mae Colbert.

Survivors include two sons, David Baugh and wife Catherine of Fredericksburg, VA, and Larry Allen Brown Jr., of Hamburg; a daughter, Leslie Brown of Fordyce; a special friend, Annette James of Hamburg; two brothers, Willie Charles Brown of Magnolia and Ronney Brown of North Little Rock; four sisters, Ruby Jewel Robinson and Kattie Bell of Little Rock, Sandra Faye Bedford of Magnolia, and Shellia Ann Lawson and husband Charles of Crossett; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Epistles of God Church with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are to be James Colbert, James Lowe, Cal Tucker, Timothy Downs, Steve Brown, and Gary Williamson. Honorary pallbearers are to be Robert Cox, Jr., Jessie Simpson, Billy Parham, Wayne Pugh, G.D. Ledbetter, and Jessie Banks.

Rebecca Karen Carter

Rebecca Karen Carter, 54, of Crossett died Friday March 7, 2008, at her home. Born March 23, 1953, a daughter of Charles and Catherine Beatty, Mrs. Carter was a retired LPN.

Survivors include her husband of thirty years, George C. Carter, Jr.; two sons; Donald Carter and wife Tina of Crossett and Chris Brown and wife Angie of Augusta, GA; three daughters; Sharon Jones of Pensacola, FL; Beth Pierce and husband Chad of Scott Air Force Base, IL and Jennifer Martin and husband Brad of Crossett; her mother; Catherine Paulshock of Phoenix City, AL; two brothers, Charles Beatty, Jr., and wife Lotie of Hopewell, VA, and Tim Beatty and wife Cindy of Augusta, GA; one sister; Catherine Delamater and husband Jim of Leesburg, VA; fourteen grandchildren; and one great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Beatty of Augusta, Georgia.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Ronald Young officiating. Burial followed at the Carter Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Johnnie Green Forrest

Johnnie Green Forrest, 93, of Crossett died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born January 21, 1915, in Hermitage, a son of the late Tommy and Mary Barlow Forrest, he was a retired road grader operator for the Bradley County Road Department and a member of the Saline Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Kathrain Rice Forrest, who he married March 2, 1996; one son, Alton J. Forrest of Hermitage; one stepson, Roy Donald Rice of Hamburg; one stepdaughter, Deborah Ann Barnett of Crossett; a brother, Elwood Forrest of Bells, TN; three sisters, Edna Jones of Hermitage, Evaree Wooten of Sugarland, TX and Verma Wilson of Hermitage, one grandchild. Sharon Raines of Texarkana; and three great-grandchildren. On May 11, 1934, he married Maggie Evaleen Forrest, and she died August 2, 1994. Also preceding him in death were brothers William and Herbert Forrest and sisters Minnie Lee Forrest, Exie Stuard, Carrie Pope, Ethel Stuard, Gladys Burt, and Pauline Smith.

Funeral services were 3:30 p.m. Tuesday March 4, in the Frazer Funeral Home chapel in Warren with Revs. Wayman Mann, Don Justice, and Ricky Smith officiating.

Music was provided by Robin Hood. Burial was in the Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter. Pallbearers were Russell Hooks, Roy Forrest, Howard Calvert, Eugene Forrest, Wade Barnett and John Parrott. Online guest register at www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

Lucy Nell Jones

Lucy Nell Jones, 65, of Crossett died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on September 25, 1942, in Truxno, LA, to the late Abner Green and Clara Avis Beaird Nale, Mrs. Jones was a clerk for Arkla Gas and a member of West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Willie Joe Jones of Crossett; two sons, Philip Jones and wife Lou Ann and William Jones, both of Crossett; five brothers, G. W. Nale, Max Nale and Dan Richard Nale, all of Truxno, Bobby Nale of Shreveport, LA, and Glyn Nale of Marion, LA; two sisters, Alice Rogers and, Dianne Holley, both of Farmerville, LA; one half-sister, Elaine Murray of El Dorado; three grandchildren, Brandon Jones and wife Allison, Candace Pierce and husband Blake and Wyatt Jones; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Tori Porter. She was preceded in death by a half-brother, J. O. Nale; a half-sister, Eloise Murray; and a great-grandson, Hunter Jones.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, at the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Robin Allen and Clayton Hales officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Cantley, Henry Pat Cantley, Harold Cantley, Linwood Dees, Steve Calloway and Ronnie Hamm,

Burial followed services at the Bird's Chapel Cemetery in Truxno, LA, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See the online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Relay for Life, c/o Ashley County Health Unit, 1300 W. 5th Ave., Crossett, AR 71635.

Kathleen Leonpacher

Kathleen Gail Traxler Leonpacher, 45, of Crossett, formerly of League City, TX, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital.

She was a native of El Dorado, a waitress, and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Christopher Allen Leonpacher of League City, TX.; a daughter, Brandy Gayle Leonpacher of League City; two brothers, Robert Traxler of Dallas, TX, and Edward Traxler of Columbia, SC; and a sister, Mary Nour of Blythewood, SC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman Wesley and Melba Ophelia Chandler Traxler.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Magnolia Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Griffith officiating. Burial was at Carlock Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Dean Leonard, Bill McLeod, Harold Bruley, Wayne Fox, Frank McMahand and John Swilley.

H. A. Shaver

H. A. Shaver, 90, of Fountain Hill died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at his residence. A native of Bradley, a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 50 years, he was a retired timber worker, a farmer and a Baptist.

He is survived by three sons, William "Sonny" Shaver, Billy Ray Shaver and Harrison Shaver, Jr., all of Fountain Hill; four daughters, Marie Edwards of Fountain Hill, and Dollie Savage, Betty Kelley and Debbie Burchfield, all of Mayflower; a brother, Henry L. Shaver of Lake Village; 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hortense Berry Shaver, in 1993; a daughter, Margaret Oliver, in 2006; a son, David "Buddy" Shaver, in 1987; four great-grandchildren, Jeffery and Jarrod Myers and James Ava Oliver; his parents, William Anderson & Thelma Gildon Shaver; a brother, Orby Shaver and two infant sisters.

Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Fountain Hill United Methodist Church with Bro. Mike Farmer and Rev. Eddie Savage officiating. Burial was to follow at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Nick Shaver, Bubba Edwards, Jason Allison, Jimmy Oliver, Carlton Savage and Bubba Kelley. Honorary pallbearers were to be Ronnie Shaver, Brian Oliver, Randy Shaver, Michael Shaver, Lance McCarty and Jarrett Myers. Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery, P. O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

James William Smith

James William "Billy" Smith, 77, of Crossett, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was a life-long resident of Crossett, a retired shipping clerk for Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill, served his country in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was a member of the Community Chapel Church.

Survivors include a son, James Smith of Crossett; a daughter, Kristie and husband John Michau of Chester, SC; four brothers, Lester Forrest, Ronna Dean Forrest and wife Shirley and Woodrow Forrest and wife Judy, all of Crossett, and Keith Forrest and wife Debbie of Parkdale; two sisters, Mary Sue Ferguson and husband Harry of Crossett and Donna Jean Coronado and husband John of Chatham, LA.; six grandchildren, Kayla Andrews and husband J.D., Melanie and Devin Carpenter and Christopher, Stephanie and Chase Smith; two step-grandsons, Eric and Matt Michau; two great-grandchildren, Kaydence and Alayna Andrews; an aunt, Sue Miller of Crossett; and an uncle, Lester Maxwell of St. Francesville, LA.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Blanche Smith, in 2003; his father, James Smith; his mother and step-father, Amaryllis and Ray Chunn; and a brother, Ransey Wallace Forrest.

Funeral services were Sunday, March 9, at the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bros. Art Crymes and Mike Chain officiating. Burial was at Carlock Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary Carpenter, Joe Baird, Dale Maxwell, Chris Forrest, Heath Eppinette, Steve Thomas, Greg Copper, and Doug Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers were Tracy Schilders, Travis Warren, Luke Clark, Lemmie Miller, Billy Joe Chunn and the men of Community Chapel Baptist Church.

Jewell Nelson Smith

Jewell Nelson "Smittie" Smith, 89, of Monticello, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at Monticello Health Care Center. A native of Ashley County, and a resident of Monticello for the past seven years, she was a retired LPN and had worked for Drew Memorial Hospital, Dr. Robert Hyatt, Dr. Lewis Hyatt and Dr. Kelton Busby. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she worked at the Dermott Hospital.

Survivors include a sister, Genelle Booher of Columbia, MO; seven nieces, Sherry Stahley, Ann Slaughter, Cindy Wheeless, Jequese Duncan, Denise Frost, Diane Ferrell and Dana Battison; three nephews, James Watkins, David Smith and Neal Booher; and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her parents, David Nelson and Lula Flowers Smith; two brothers, John Masel and Willie Carl Smith; a sister, Opal Watkins; and three infant siblings.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Sis. Cindy Wheeless officiating. Burial was at Old Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jamie Watkins, Bill Stahley, Drew Wright, Glynn Duncan, Wayne Ferrell, David Smith and Leron Slaughter. Honorary pallbearers were Shannon Fletcher and Josh Frost.

Charles "Chuck" Stein

Charles "Chuck" Stein, 53, of Hamburg died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and former resident of Dallas, TX, a resident of Hamburg for the past three years, he was the area manager of the Salvation Army Stores in Dallas for 20 years and attended the Church of the Redeemer. He was an accomplished musician and guitarist.

He is survived by his parents, Earl & Jessie Stein of Hamburg; a brother, Mark Stein of Dallas; two step-bothers, Ray Cason of Indian Mound, TN, and John Cason of Eudora; four step-sisters, Inez Sibley of Eudora, Margaret McCrory of Hearne, TX, Teene Roberts and Faye White, both of Hamburg; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Stein, in 1970; his grandparents, Euel Ernest & Mildred Toon and Dennis & Josephine Stein; a step-brother, James Cason; and a step-sister, Shirley Fredrick.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 8, in the Church of the Redeemer with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial followed at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Johnston, Jeff Look, Clif Wells, Matthew Sharpe, Roger Edmendson and Raymond Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Jess McCrory and Philip White.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 8787 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 800, Dallas, TX 75247. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Visit the online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

William Wade Upshaw

William Wade Upshaw, 70, of Crossett died on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Born on April 4, 1937, in Fountain Hill to George Dewey and Eliza Jane Ogden Upshaw, he was a member of the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church and served in the Army National Guard for eight years. He retired from Georgia Pacific after 43 years of service. Wade loved working in his yard. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Luther Jack and George Richard Upshaw.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Edith Rice Upshaw; one son, Terry Upshaw and wife Shela; one daughter, Tinetha Grubbs and husband Todd, all of Crossett; two sisters, Fannie Lou Posey of Crossett and Betty Parker of Malvern; three grandchildren, Brandy Upshaw, PFC Tera Grubbs and Trey Grubbs; and a sister-in-law, Bobbie Abney.

Grave-side services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, at the Eden Cemetery with Bro. Allen Jackson officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to USO World Headquarters, Department WS, P. O. Box 9860, Washington, DC 20090-6860. Make checks payable to USO.

Paula Jones Verdun

Paula Ann Jones Verdun, 51, of Fountain Hill died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at her residence. A native of Lake Village, a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 15 years and a former resident of Portland, she graduated from Hamburg High School in 1974. She was a homemaker, a truck driver and a member of the Aulds Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Paul Verdun, Sr., of Fountain Hill; three daughters, Earla Mae Martin Wallin of Portland, Misty Rose Martin of Fountain Hill and April Clarissa Martin Whybark and husband Donald of Crossett; two step-children, Hailey Cappelle and Joseph Paul Verdun, Jr., both of Alabama; her mother, Estelle Morris Jones of Portland; a brother, Steve Jones of Destin, FL; and five grandchildren, Alysa, Calab, William, Elijah and Destiny. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl William Jones, in 1999 and a brother, Tom William Jones, in 1998.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Aulds Baptist Church with Revs. E.W. Ricks and Ray Willliams officiating. Burial will be in the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Donny Whybark, Edward Jones, Mike Aulds, Ronald Ricks, Jay Carlile and Pat Prince. Honorary pallbearers are t0 be Ronald Morris and Joe Roark. Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 37, Portland, AR 71663 or to the Aulds Baptist Church, c/o Delane Pamplin 536 Ashley Road 58, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Pacita Guinte Wallace

Pacita Sagadal Guinte Wallace, 72, of Alexander, formerly of Hamburg, died Friday, February 29, 2008, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. Born December 2, 1935, at Bante, Samar Province, Philippines, a daughter of the late Leocadio and Patricia Sagadal Guinte, she was a homemaker and attended Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Bryant

Survivors are her husband, Ova Wallace; two sons, Lee Wallace and spouse Julie of Lake Charles, LA, and Jerry Wallace, of Virginia Beach, VA; six daughters, Jessie Burchfield and spouse Mike of Bryant, Jill Savage and spouse Lee of Crossett, Julie Wallace and Carmen Edwards of Benton and Janice Wallace and Regina Dalton of Virginia Beach, VA; one sister, Maura Dabalos of Philippines; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, was proceeded in death by a daughter, Josephine Wallace; a brother, Batoy Guinte; and a sister, Ilaria Dordinas.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the First Assembly of God in Warren with Revs. Jim Bales and Roger Pierce officiating. Music was provided by Warren Finney, Tully McCoy and Allison Luker. Arrangements by Frazer's Funeral Home. Memorials preferred Ova and Pacita Wallace Philippines Missionary Fund at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

March 19

Lumous Blakely III

Lumous "Trey" Blakely III, 31, of Montrose died Sunday, March 9, 2008. A lifelong resident of Montrose, he was a former car detailer and a member of Mt. Sinai Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Ariel Samone Blakely of Hamburg; his parents, Lumous, Jr., and Dorothy Blakely of Montrose; and three sisters, Rosalind Blakely Wilburn, Tunia Blakely Johnson and Shelai Blakely all of Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by a son, Kattarian Johnson; and his maternal grandparents, Lumous and Elizabeth Jo Blakely.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Sis. Orean Wade officiating. Visitation is Tuesday, March 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home, Hamburg. Burial will be at Montrose Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Omar Smith, Nick Curtis, Landriel Woods, Larry Woods, Gregory Tucker, and Lushious Thomas.

Hoyt H. Cunningham

Hoyt H. Cunningham, 72, of Hamburg died Friday, March 14, 2008, at his residence. A native of Fountain Hill and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he retired from the Georgia Pacific plywood mill in 1996 after 30 years of service and was a member of the Eden Baptist Church. He loved bluegrass music and fishing.

He is survived by a son, Dane Cunningham and wife Jenny of Silver Creek, MS; a daughter, Patricia Savage and husband Billy Joe of Hamburg; a brother, Lane Cunningham of Mountain View; four sisters, Eloise McClain of Crossett, Mace Felchle and husband Eddie of Springdale, Fran Tucker and husband Terry and Vickie Burch and husband Eddie Wayne, all of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Candis and Kelli Savage of Hamburg; a great-granddaughter, Sheridan Briley McGilton; two step-granddaughters, Natalie Young and Hannah Ware; and one step-grandson, Ethan Wolf. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Lee Henslee Cunningham, in 2001; a granddaughter, Krista Lynn Savage; his parents, Henry and Lenora Norrell Cunningham; a sister, Lenora Miles and an infant sister, Patricia Gail Cunningham.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, in the Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Lane Amos officiating. Burial followed at the Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers were Montie McClain, Heath Cunningham, Terry Tucker, Jr., Paul Tucker, Shawn Craig, Donald Henslee and Michael Farrish. Honorary pallbearers were Udell Henslee, Harold Hollis and Ronnie Pennington. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Sue Cusick

Sue Cusick, 53, of Hamburg died Friday, March 14, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Miami, Arizona, and a resident of Hamburg and Boydell for the past 11 years, she was a retired apartment manager and a member of the Sardis Baptist Church.

She is survived by the love of her life, Garrett Burney of Hamburg; a brother, Jim Williams of Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Katy Hill of Benton; three nephews; two great-nieces and one great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Cusick, in 1992; her mother, Dorothy Pardon Beaton, in 2005; her father, Roger H. Williams, in 2000 and a sister, Elizabeth Lavonne Eisenhuth, in 1965.

Grave-side funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, in the Snyder Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Bates officiating. Honorary pallbearers were to be Earl McCrory, Dan Gavin, Casey Keeling, Eric Young, Charles Mann and Eli T. Burney. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. See online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Ginger Cossey

Ginger Cossey, 51, of Portland died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Oak Grove, LA, a resident of Portland for the past 20 years and a former resident of Parkdale and Oak Grove, LA, she was the owner of C & G Resale Store in Portland and a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde Cossey of Portland; a daughter, Melissa Cossey Hicks of Hamburg; her mother, Mabel Brumley of Oak Grove; three brothers, Robert Hoyt Brumley, Jr., and Van Carl Brumley of Oak Grove and Cecil Glenn Brumley of Port Orange, FL; two sisters, Dolly Jackson and Sheri Ashley, both of Oak Grove; and two grandchildren, Chrissy & Jackson. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Hoyt "Bobby" Brumley, Sr., in 2002.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 15, in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Lloyd Townsend and E. W. Ricks officiating. Burial followed at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tommy Frazer, Jerry Selby, Ted Selby, James Henderson, William Lassiter and Sammy Land. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Mashburn and Jerry Raney. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Howard Foster, P. O. Box 217, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Travis Lee Duff, Sr.

Travis Lee Duff, Sr., 54, of Crossett died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at his residence. A native of Chicago, Ill., Duff was a resident of Crossett for the past six years. He was a former factory worker and a Baptist.

Survivors include four sons, Marcellus Duff and Anthony Duff, both of Crossett, Travis Lee Duff, Jr., and Corey Duff, both of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Albert Duff and wife Nora of Strong, Robert Duff and wife Brenda of Dallas, TX., and William Raydean Duff of Chicago; eight sisters, Gloria Bell, Lillian Lepoile and husband Leonard, Gail Ward and husband Samuel, Sylvia Howard and husband Charlie, Eugenia Robinson, and Patricia Robinson, all of Crossett, Aubretta Armstead of Chicago and Ida Mae Taylor of Greenville, Mississippi; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Duff; a son, Charlie Demetrius Duff; a brother, Dennis James Duff; and his parents, Charlie Taylor and Alberta Charles Duff.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday March 14, at Living Word Church of God in Christ with Elder Joe Mason officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Johnson, Albert Ray Gibbs, Terrian Keys, Rico Duff, Willie Lee Girtman, and Michael Rivers. Honorary pallbearers were Almonzo Duff, Albert Duff, Robert Duff, William Duff, Sammy Ward, and Alfonzo Duff. Burial was at Quinn Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

JoAnn Garrett

JoAnn Garrett, 77, of Bastrop, LA, died Saturday, March 15, 2008. A native of Wilmot, who was born March 6, 1931, she was a charter member of the Memorial Methodist Church of Bastrop. She was preceded in death by her parents, T. M. "Cowboy" Hayden and Maude Miller Hayden; and a sister, Mary Hayden Cox.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Garrett of Bastrop; three daughters, Martha White of Mer Rouge, LA, and Jamie Crockett and Margaret Monson and husband Dan of Bastrop; three granddaughters, Blair and husband Nick Cardinale, Jessica and husband Casten Langston and J. D. Crockett; a great-grandchild, Robert Tanner Langston; and several nieces and nephews.

Grave-side services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Dry Bayou Cemetery with Rev. Mark Benge and Gil White officiating. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. See guest book at www.coxfuneral.com.

March 26

Larry Armstrong

Larry Armstrong, 48, of Parkdale died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Lake Village, he graduated from Montrose Academy in 1978. He was a farmer, an avid sportsman and attended the Wilmot Baptist Church. He was a member of the Chicot County Quorum Court for the past eight years.

He is survived by his wife, Terry McKee Armstrong of Parkdale; a daughter Tara Beth Armstrong of Wasilla, AK; a son, Gerad Armstrong of White Hall; his mother, Mary Armstrong Tanksley of Parkdale; and a brother, Michael Armstrong of Lake Village. He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Armstrong in 1997.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, March 21, in the Wilmot Baptist Church with Rev. Philip Bowles officiating. Burial followed at the Parkdale Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Oliver Martar, Tommy Greer, Harry Dunigan, Jackie McCain, Dale Gordon and J.D. Grice. Honorary pallbearers were Allen Everett, Jessie West, Sr., Steve Otwell, L. D. Myers and J. L. McCain. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Glenda Wells, P. O. Box 104 Parkdale, AR 71661. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Billy C. Clary

Billy C. Clary, 75, of Crossett died Monday, March 17, 2008, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. Born March 5, 1933, to John and Mellie Martin Clary in Star City, he was a Korean War veteran of the U. S. Navy and was a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. For over 30 years, he was the manager of Georgia-Pacific extrusion plant in Crossett. He was also past president of the Lions Club, past president and former club champion of Prairie Country Club, and a former Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Gay Shooke Clary; one son, Chuck Clary and wife Karen of Monroe, LA; two daughters, Vaughn Clary of Arkadelphia and Billy Gay Davis and husband Brian of Orange, TX; five grandchildren, Sarah Clary, Mary Grace Clary, Katie Davis, Becky Davis, and Tanner Davis; and one brother, John Clary and wife Margaret "Sugar" of Shreveport, LA. Mr. Clary was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mellie Martin Clary.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Rev. Jeff Smart officiating. Mr. Clary's final wishes were to be cremated after the funeral service. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 701 Main St. Crossett, AR 71635 or to one's favorite charity. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Hilda Faye Coleman

Hilda Faye Coleman, 79, of Crossett, died on Monday, March 24, 2008. Born on July 28, 1928, to Charlie David and Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" White Paris in Crossett, Mrs. Coleman was a LPN and a member of Crossett Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading and church activities.

Survivors include two sons, James Coleman and wife Vickie of Hamburg and David Coleman and wife Jeannie of Crossett; one daughter, Martha Coleman Friend and husband Joe of Crossett; one sister, Marie Martin of Crossett; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Colvin "Big Shorty" Coleman; a grandson, Doug Springer; a brother, Charles Paris; and a sister, Lucille Pierce.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in the Crossett Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Paragould Children's Home, 5515 Old Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR 72450. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Wesley Allen Daugherty

Wesley Allen Daugherty, 30, of Monticello died Friday, March 14, 2008, at his home. Born August 16, 1977, in Bradley County, he was a carpenter, a welder and a Baptist.

Survivors include his mother, Kathy Bodiford McDill and stepfather Michael of Hamburg; a brother, Chuck Daugherty of St. Louis, MO; a sister, Clena Aline Smith of Malvern; his grandmothers, Charslie Evans and step-grandfather Doyle of Monticello and Pauline Brady and stepfather Tom of Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Daugherty.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder with Rev. Elvin McDill officiating. Pallbearers were Gregory Bodiford, Chase Bodiford, Sammy Prince, Randy Ellis, Frank Budzinski and Robert Welch. Honorary pallbearers were Paul and Randy Daugherty.

Burial followed services at the Trafalgar Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

Robin J. Ethridge

Robin J. Ethridge, 65, of Thornton died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born January 27, 1943, in Tinsman, he was a son of the late Carlton Ethridge Sr., and Bernice Depriest Ethridge.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Ethridge of Thornton; two sons, Johnny Ethridge and wife Teresa of Hamburg, and Tommy Ethridge and wife Tami of Seabrook, TX.; two brothers, J. B. Ethridge of Fordyce and Carlton Ethridge, Jr., of Murfreesboro; ten grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Reba Robinson.

Funeral services were Thursday, March 20, at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with the Rev. Darrell White officiating. Burial was at Chambersville Cemetery. See online guest book at www.bentonfuneralhome.com.

James Alec McCurdy, Jr.

James Alec McCurdy, Jr., 80, of Warren, formerly of Montrose, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the Bradley County Medical Center. A native of Rayville, LA, who lived in Montrose for over 50 years and lived in Warren for the past year, he was a retired farmer and a Baptist.

Survivors include a brother, Edward McCurdy of Alabama and four sisters, Alice Sloan of Warren, Ruby Savage of Pine Bluff, Kathleen Wiseman of Cleveland, OH, and Beatrice Ackerman of Washington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florice McCurdy; his parents, James A. and Luna Brown McCurdy; three brothers and five sisters.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Old Union Cemetery near Montrose with Bro. Larry Donaldson officiating. The remains were cremated with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Louise Ray Noble

Louise Ray Noble, 95, of Crossett died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Golden Living Center. Born on October 21, 1912, in Mendenhall, MS, to Charlie and Oral Boone May, Mrs. Noble was a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Noble of Heber Springs and Donald Noble of Crossett; one daughter, LaNell Murphy of Crossett; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Noble was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack Noble; two brothers, Pete May and Roy May; and two sisters, Lula Hancock and Eugina Jenkins.

Grave-side services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Roy Craig officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

A. D. Summitt

A. D. Summitt, 67, of Monroe, LA, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in Monroe. Born August 1, 1940, in Bluffton to James and Zelma Mabry Summitt, he was a farmer.

Survivors include his sons, Arthur D. Summitt, Jr., and wife Anne of Monroe and Jimmy and Debbie White of Texarkana; two daughters, Minnie Tenison of McGehee and Dianne Smith of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Bill and Judy Summitt of Oklahoma and Benny and Pat Summitt of Hamburg; a sister, Louise and Carl Tullos of Hamburg; and several grandchildren.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 14, at the Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison with Bro. Bud Byerley officiating. Family and friends were pallbearers. Arrangements were by Holt Memorial Chapel.

Jimmy Preston Walser

Jimmy Preston Walser, 70, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at his home. Born on November 16, 1937, in Crossett to the late William Obie and Eva Grace McKay Walser, he was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and retired from Georgia Pacific Corp. after 43 years of employment. He enjoyed the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Healon Meredith Walser of Crossett; three brothers, Byron Walser of Modesto, CA, and Johnny Walser and David Walser, both of Hamburg; and one sister, Jeannette Kilcrease of Hamburg. In addition to his parents, Mr. Walser was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Michael Walser.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Joey Meredith, Ronnie Meredith, and Micah Carter officiating. Pallbeareres were J. R. Campbell, Dwight Smitty, Clarence Kelley, Lane Meredith, Lynn Croswell and Tommy Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Jamie McElroy, Bobby Thompson, Raymond Lovett and Billy Jones. Burial followed service at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Shipping Ministry Warehouse, 300 Byrd Industrial Drive, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Fred R. Zieman

Fred R. Zieman, 69, of Lake Village died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born October 17, 1938, he was a son of the late Fred R. Zieman and Stella Cook Zieman.

He was a retired agri pilot, a retired pilot for Texas International Airlines, a farmer and current Chicot County Judge. He was re-elected in 2007 after serving from 1998- 2002. He served as manager of Catfish Point Hunting Club for eight years, was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Village and Grand Knight of the Father Galloni Council #3383 of the Knights of Columbus. He was also Arkansas state vice-president of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association, a member of the Delta Grassroots Caucus, on the board of directors of Delta Counseling, Area Agency of Aging of Southeast Arkansas, Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District Inc., Southeast Arkansas Solid Waste Management District, Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation, chairman of Chicot County Emergency Food and Shelter Board, on the board of directors of Chicot Memorial Hospital, the Chicot County Drainage District, a member of the Association of Arkansas Counties, a member of the County Judge's Association of Arkansas and a member of Jordan's Hunting Club.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia "Patty" Zieman of Lake Village; two sons, Mike Zieman and wife Suzanne of Monticello and Sam Zieman and wife Dayla of Spring, TX.; a daughter, Charlotte Yandell and husband John of Spring, TX; a sister, Jan Z. Hellmers of Lake Village; seven grandchildren, Meri Whitney Zieman, McKenzie Nieman, Mary Zieman, Anna Zieman, Margaret Zieman, Cody Mencer, and Justin Mencer.

Mass of Christian burial was Monday, March 24, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Father Theophilus Okpara officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

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