September 3

Cecil Lamar Blackstock

Cecil Lamar Blackstock, 73, of Lake Village, formerly of Haughton, Louisiana, died Tuesday, August 26, at Lake Village Healthcare. He was born September 17, 1929, in Hodge, Louisiana, the son of the late Floyd Blackstock and Lona Plunkett Blackstock. He served in the United States Air Force for 33 years, had served as mayor of Haughton and was a Mason and member of the Lake Village Baptist Church.

Survivors are a son, Bobby Blackstock and wife Karen of Minden, Louisiana; a daughter-in-law, Fannie Blackstock of Haughton; a brother, Dennis Blackstock of Denham Springs, Louisiana; two sisters, Inez Herron of Crossett and Lillian Sims of Lake Village; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Lillie Mae Hancock Blackstock, an infant son, Gary Lamar; a daughter, Diann Lynette; a son Lavelle; four brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services were Friday, August 29, at Bishop Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Bell officiating. Burial followed at Haughton Cemetery.

Willard Henry Choate

Willard Henry Choate, 52, of Hamburg died Friday, August 29, 2008, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Ashley County, a former welder, and a member of Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Louis Choate on May 6 & Sandra Marlene Choate on February 23, one brother, Louis Edward, and one sister, Carol Ann Choate. He was an U. S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joyce Choate; two sons, Christopher A. Choate & Shawn Choate, both of Hamburg; one daughter, Anna Faye and husband Michael Turner of Crossett; and six grandchildren, Christopher L., Matthew & Adam Choate, Hope Turner, Jada Hartley Choate and Kadence Carpenter Choate.

Funeral services are Wednesday, September 3, at 2 p.m. at Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Pallbearers are to be Scotty Smith, Ricky Smith, Bryce Bond, Randy Hill, John Johnson & Sam Avants. Honorary pallbearers are to be Mike Poole & Jimmy Dixon. Burial will follow services at the Egypt Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home. See online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Billy B. Hill

Billy B. Hill, 79, of Hamburg died Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life, he was a veteran of the United States Army who served in the Philippines, a former Hamburg City Policeman and a wood contractor. He was a Baptist, an avid horseman and loved running dogs.

He is survived by his wife, Marcile Cunningham Hill; two sons, Billy W. "Butch" Hill and wife Phyllis of Hamburg and James R. "Buddy" Hill and wife Tammy of Newport; a daughter, Nelda Wells and husband Thomas of Hamburg; three step-daughters, Ann Knight of Hamburg, Shirley Webber of Pine Bluff and Nadine Velasquez of Hamburg; two step-sons, Tommy Pilgrim of Hamburg and Jerry Pilgrim of Ward; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, eleven step-grandchildren and 18 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Carolyn Strickland Hill, in 2000; a grandson, Billy Wayne Hill, Jr., in 1995; his parents, Walter J. & Gertrude Stell Hill; a sister, Joy Walker and a brother, Larry Hill.

Grave-side services and burial were at 10 a.m., Friday, August 29, at the Promise Land Cemetery with Revs. Roy Craig and Michael Reese officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Shannon Hill, Seth Hill, Shane Wells, Cash Stewart, Nicholas Akers, Tommy Pilgrim, Jerry Pilgrim, Johnny Knight, Dylan McCain and Ashley County coyote and fox hunters. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

J. C. Powell

J.C. Powell, 4, of Montrose died Sunday August 31, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. He was a native of Lake Village and a lifelong resident of the Mount Pleasant community east of Hamburg.

He is survived by his parents, Bobby and India Elmore Powell of Montrose; two brothers, Dylan Elmore and Alex Powell, both of Montrose; a sister, Brittany Powell of Sterlington. LA; his maternal grandparents, John & Helen Elmore of Montrose; his paternal grandparents, Bobby & Mary Powell of Bastrop, LA; his maternal great-grandmother, Marteal Tanksley of Hamburg; his paternal step-great-grandmother, Evelyn Lusby of Bastrop, LA; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Rhonda Powell.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Miller, Bro. Sammy Land and Bro. Bobby Streeter officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Tom Henderson, Chris Elmore, Chance Elmore and Dennis King. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Willie Lois Richardson

Willie Lois Strebeck Rich-ardson, 89, of Crossett died Friday, August 29, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born December 31, 1918, to Charles Sebastian (Bass) and Eliza Jane Wansley Strebeck, she was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Richardson; and two brothers; Charles Samuel Strebeck and Selby Strebeck. Mrs. Richardson enjoyed gardening, ceramics, knitting, and crocheting and was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include one son, P. M. "Sonny" Gray, Jr., of Arlington, Texas; two grandchildren, Lisa Armstrong of Temple, Texas, and Lori Ross of Frisco, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Tyler Armstrong, Amber Armstrong, Baylee Ross and Brandon Ross; and a host nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, September 1, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church 701 Main Street Crossett, Arkansas 71635.

Obituaries Published September 10

Johnie Lee Andrews

Johnie Lee Andrews, 95, of Crossett died Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at Golden Living Center. Born on June 5, 1913, in Crossett to Arthur Lafeyette and Lilly Duncan Andrews, he was awarded five Bronze Stars while serving with the U. S. Army Air Corps in Europe. He was a pulp mill operator for Georgia Pacific and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Armetta Johnson Andrews of Crossett; one brother, Chesley Andrews of Ashdown; three sisters, Annie Nelson of Pawleys Island, SC, Betty McCoy of Dyersburg, TN, and Gail Chaney of Anacoco, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Andrews was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Henry Andrews, Sam Andrews, Charles Andrews; and two sisters, Maude A. Degges and Pauline A. Sharp.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 6, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Wesley Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Burt Nelson, Rodger Andrews, Arthur D. Andrews, Jimmy Sharp, Chesley Andrews, Mike Andrews, Mike Patterson and Richard McCoy. Honorary pallbearers were Edgar Chesser, Frank Edmoundson, Bill Clanton amd Jim Bob McCormick. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Dorothy E. Cassels

Dorothy E. Cassels, 89, of Crossett died Thursday, September 4, 2008, at Golden Living Center. Born on January 17, 1919, in Crossett to Elmer H. and Minnie Mooney Brantley, Mrs. Cassels was a hairdresser and a member of South Main Baptist Church.

Survivors include one brother, Travis Brantley of Crossett; two sisters, Doris White and Sarah Wright, both of Crossett; an adopted son, Arthur Ramlal and his family of Miramar, FL; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 7, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Jimmie Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Drayton Land, Tony Brantley, Ricky Brantley, Darren Brantley, Perry Naquin and Larry King. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Brantley, Charles Gardner, Clyde Gardner, LaDon Brantley, LeRoy Jordan, James White and Bob Roberts. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Humane Society, P. O. Box 253, Crossett, AR 71635.

Frances Deora Collier

Frances Deora Collier, 89, of Hamburg died Thursday, September 4, 2008, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Ashley County and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker, a member of the Lacey Assembly of God Church, an avid gardener and loved fishing.

She is survived by a daughter, Earlene Livingston; a son, Billy Collier and wife Debby; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Collier, all of Hamburg; three half brothers, Lester Slaughter of Thayer, MO, Kirby Slaughter of Hamburg and Laron Slaughter of Plain Dealing, LA; a half sister, Ouida Sawyer of Crossett; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Collier, in 1994; a son, George Collier, in 2003; her parents, Claude Godwin and Callie Burch Godwin Slaughter; a brother, Marshall Godwin; two half brothers, Clinton Slaughter and Johnny Slaughter; and a half sister, Malvie Carruth.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Sunday, September 7, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Roger Pierce and Wanda Pierce officiating. Burial followed at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dewayne, Brandon and Corey Collier, Bobby Livingston, Jr., Daniel Livingston, Andy Tanksley and John David Akin. Honorary pallbearers were Houston Hart and Ronnie Wesson. Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. See online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Patricia Faye Jenkins

Patricia Faye Jenkins, 76, of Monticello, formerly of Hamburg, died Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born April 27, 1932, in Strong to Schyler and Eva McMath Pratt and was reared and received her education in Junction City. Mrs. Jenkins was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Monticello.

Survivors include two sons, Frank Munn Jenkins, Jr., of Carlsbad, California, and David Jenkins and wife Sharon of Fayetteville; two daughters, Eva Arrington and husband Ben of Monticello and Florice Cart and husband Jerry of Benton, Louisiana; a brother, Gerald Pratt of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Virginia Weaver of Malvern, Florice Mouton of El Dorado and Ruby Glo Walker of El Dorado and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Munn Jenkins, Sr.; a daughter, Cynthia Jenkins; her parents and a brother, Grady Pratt.

Grave-side services will be on Saturday, September 13, at 1 p.m. at the Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado with arrangements by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Online register at www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.

Lilly Lucas

Lilly Lucas, 83, of Portland died Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at her daughter's residence in Hamburg. A native of Gate City, VA; a resident of Portland for 33 years and a former resident of Wabash, Indiana, she was a homemaker and an active member of the Portland Baptist Church where she helped with the mission friends and vacation bible school.

She is survived by four sons, Don Wayne Lucas and wife Vicci of Wabash, Indiana, Roger Dale Lucas and wife Brenda, of Lincoln, Michigan, Ricky Lucas of O'Fallon, MO, and Sammy Colin Lucas and wife Kikumi of Abilene, Texas; a daughter, Betty Carpenter Hill and husband Gale of Hamburg; a brother, Cesco Gibson; two sisters, Leoria Elliott and Magdalene Castle, all of Gates City, VA; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ina Kathleen Mauldon; a son, Dan R. Lucas; her parents, Cesco & Mary Lane Gibson; two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 6, in the Portland Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Mason officiating. Burial followed at the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kirk Carpenter, Bob Young, Brian Young, Vinnie Rutledge, George Rutledge and Todd Callaway. Memorials may be made to the Portland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 86, Portland, AR 71663 or to the Portland Cemetery Association, PO Box 37, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Richard Harold Maxwell

Richard Harold Maxwell, 48, of Warren died Friday, September 5, 2008, at the Bradley County Memorial Hospital. He was born November 6, 1959 in Duncan, Okla., a son of Velma Cassady Maxwell of Warren and the late George Harold Maxwell. He was a Baptist and a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his wife Lisa Ann Brown Maxwell.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three sons, Richard D. Maxwell, Andrew Lynn Maxwell and Loren Cole Maxwell, all of Warren; one, daughter Jennifer Hill of Hamburg; one brother, Charles Maxwell, Hermitage; one sister, Cindy Griever of Hamburg; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Ann Brown Maxwell, and a son, Joseph Landon Maxwell.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Monday, September 8, at the Beech Creek Cemetery near Hamburg by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren. See online guest book at www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

Donnie A. Pennington

Donnie A. Pennington, 95, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at her residence in North Crossett. Born on July 16, 1913, to John W. and Hattie Jordan Swan, she was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy P. Summers of St. Augustine, FL, and Jamie P. Wisecarver and Alice F. Pennington, both of Crossett; one granddaughter, Anita Dorman McKeithen of Baton Rouge, LA; three grandsons, James C. Summers and wife Sherrill of St. Augustine, FL, James Dee Wisecarver and wife Tina of Hamburg and Troy Jay Wisecarver and wife Angela of Sterlington, LA; eight great-grandchildren, Jeff McKeithen of New Orleans, Cord McKeithen of Baton Rouge, Jennifer Brainard and husband Chris of Altanta, GA, Brandon Wisecarver, USAF Hurlburt Field, FL, Rebecca Tessaro and husband David of Jacksonville, FL, Wil Summers, USMC Camp Pendelton, CA, and Caleb and Grayson Wisecarver of Sterlington, LA; one great-great-granddaughter, Madelyn Tessaro of Jacksonville, FL; and one brother, Rayford Swan of Hamburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Cordell Pennington; her parents; a daughter, Norma Pennington Dorman; four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, September 5, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Joe Sponaugle officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Home, Inc., Attention: Micah Brinkley – Executive Director, P. O. Box 460, Paragould, AR 72451-9935 or a charity of choice. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Sherman Lee Reed

Sherman Lee "Red" Reed, 81, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at his residence in Crossett. A native of Fairbanks, LA, a resident of Chicago for 42 years, and a resident of Crossett for the past 38 years, he was a retired diesel mechanic, a Baptist and an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by one son, Frankie Briggs of Huttig; one daughter, Sharon Reed Owens of Little Rock; two step-daughters, Charlotte Redding of Tampa, FL, & Anita Dysard of Little Rock; two brothers, John "Cupee" and wife Susie Reed of Crossett and Herman Lee Reed of Monroe, LA; two sisters, Ruby Prevard of Chicago, IL, and Stella and husband Clarence Hill of Monroe; two granddaughters, Ashley Harris and Laquista Reed; five great-grandchildren, and a special friend, Kyonil McKee of Bastrop, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie & Anna Girtman Reed; three brothers, Nathaniel "Beby" Reed, James "Bo" Reed & Andrew "Ray" Reed; and one sister, Betty "Tiny" Reed. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Memorial services were Saturday, September 6, at 2:30 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Murlee Carter officiating. Remains were cremated with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. See online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Emma Lee Spratt

Emma Lee Spratt, 75, of Crossett (White Station community) died Saturday, August 30, 2008, at her residence. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of Living Word Church of God in Christ.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas Lee Spratt of Crossett and George Junior Spratt of Las Vegas, NV, one sister, Nice Broadnex of Las Vegas, NV, nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Spratt; one son, Herbert James Spratt; one daughter, Johnnie Mae Spratt; one grandson, Chris Spratt; her parents, George & Mattie Harper Washington; three brothers, Columbus, Governor & Harper Washington; and one sister, Velma Washington.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6, in the Living Word Church of God in Christ with Eld. Joe Mason officiating. Pallbearers were Lavell Ashley, Sylvester Tucker, Jimmy Tucker, Curtis Tucker, Reggie Govan & Gregory Bridges. Burial was in the Ryles Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Obituaries Published September 17

Elise Ruth Bailey

Elsie Ruth Burt Bailey, 88, of Crossett died Saturday, September 13, 2008. Born on March 30, 1920, to Ernest B. and Eula MeGehee Burt in Crossett, she was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Mrs. Bailey retired from Bemis Bag Plant. She loved flowers, gardening and reading.

Survivors include a son, Ronnie Bailey and wife Joyce of Crossett; daughter, Carol Bailey and husband Joe Brown of Crossett; three grandsons, Bryan Bailey and wife Dawne, Brad Bailey and wife Lori and Brent Bailey and wife Jennifer; one granddaughter, Kim Hall and husband William; four great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jennifer Hall, Kristen Hines and David Hines; one great-great granddaughter; two sisters, Nell Kleinpeter and husband Tom of Thibeaux, LA, and Norma Cox of Minden, LA, and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Bailey; five brothers, Layton, Fred, Neal, Kenneth and Felton Burt; and one sister, Eula Cone.

Private grave-side services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 15, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Bro. Roy Craig officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Carl L. "Buddy" Barnes

Carl L."Buddy" Barnes, 76, of Sheridan, Wyoming, died on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Hamburg and graduated from Hamburg High School and later attended Hendrix College. Buddy was employed by Amerado Co. in early years and later by Honda Motor Company where he retired. He was an active member of Holy Name Catholic Church. He and his wife had been avid bridge players and won several marathon game championships in their county.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kathy Gleason Barnes; one daughter, Lynn Wilkins and husband Curt; three sons, Tom and wife Roseanne of Edgewater, Florida, Ron and wife Jayne of Big Horn,Wyoming, and Don and wife Carlotta of Brighton, Colorado; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Murphy and Sue Stell of Hamburg and two brothers, Jerry Barnes of Hamburg and Mickey Barnes of Georgetown, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, L. T and Cleo Byrd Barnes, and five older brothers and a daughter.

Rosary services were at the funeral home on September l. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 2, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Sheridan followed by burial at Sheridan Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Name Catholic Church, Sheridan,Wyoming or a charity of the donor's choice.

Ruby Mae Woods Barnett

Ruby Mae Woods Barnett, 95, of Crossett died Friday, September 12, 2008, at Golden Living Center. Born on March 30, 1913, to Burley and Hattie C. Johnson Woods in Crossett, she retired after 24 years of service at Chase Bag Co. and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Royce Barnett; two daughters, Nadine Brown and husband Raymond and Margie Stanley and husband James, all of Crossett; one brother, Burley Woods, Jr., of Silsby, TX; three sisters, Nell Creager and Dorene Edmonds, both of Swartz Creek, MI, and Jeanette Coyne of Sherwood; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Van D. Barnett; two sons, Carl DeWayne and Darrell Fay Barnett; a granddaughter, Kathy Stanley; two sisters, Mary Upshaw Risinger and Hazel Meeks; and four brothers, Travis "Buster," Delbert, Raymond and Willard Woods.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bros. Ray Brown and Travis Roberts officiating. Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

L. C. Bynum

L. C. Bynum, 82, of Portland died Tuesday, August 26, 2008. The third of five children born to John Bynum and Augusta Round on Wilson Lake near Portland, he was a day laborer and retired custodian. He was a member of the #2 Baptist Church in Portland.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Ella Kilpatrick-Bynum; two sons, John L. and wife May Bynum, Sr., and Edward E. and wife Evelyn Bynum; three daugthers, Ruby L. Bynum-Johnson, Shirley A. Bynum-Davis and Gwendolyn and husband Michael Holmes; a stepson, James Jackson; a brother, J. B. and wife Ethel Bynum of Wahington, D. C.; a sister, Effie Maxwell of Louisville, KY; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, in the Portland #2 Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Minor officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Kilpatrick, Charles, Hardie and Jimmy Lee Bynum, Ricky Reese and Raymond Frazier. Honorary pallbearers were John Byrum, Sr., and Jr., Edward Bynum, James Jackson, Russell Davis and Terry Bynum. Arrangements were by Strickland Funeral Home.

Marie Hooks Courtney

Marie Hooks Courtney, 93, of Crossett died on Sunday, September 14, 2008. Born on August 1, 1915, to Nathan and Hattie Savage Hooks in Bradley County, Mrs. Courtney was a homemaker and a member of First Church of God. She enjoyed quilting and sewing.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Sullivan of South Carolina and Norma Reeves of Louisiana; two brothers, Hardy Hooks of Alabama and DeWayne Hooks of Texas; seven grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; twenty-seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard Earl Courtney; one son, Richard Courtney; three sisters, Lydia Vines, Ophelia Rowe and Mildred Berry; two brothers, Eugene and Dan Hooks; a son-in-law, Ernest Reeves; one grandson, Dennis Reeves; and one great-granddaughter, Sherry Lynn Reeves.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17, in the First Church of God in Crossett with Bros. Roy Pepmiller and Rodney Reeves officiating. Burial will follow at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 16, from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ruby Maxwell

Ruby Maxwell, 96, of Crossett died Saturday, September 6, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. A native of Lockesburg, she was a retired teacher and a member of Gates Chapel AME Church.

She is survived by four great-nieces, Camiesa Rogers of Dallas, TX, Kellie and G'Annye Hawkins of East St. Louis, IL, and Nyasha Rogers of Chicago, IL; and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Richard & Nona Graves Clardy; and three sisters, Reba Hawkins, Lee Etta Reese & Vada Piggee.

Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, September 12, at Cromwell Funeral Home with Rev. George C. Nettles officiating. Pallbearers were C.T. Foster, Roy Curtis, Eugene Streeter, James Adams, Plez Rance and Charles Lewis. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery. See online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Erla Beth Noble

Erla Beth Noble, 89, of Crossett died Thursday, September 11, 2008. Born on February 26, 1919, to Richard L. and Jessie Griffin Brooks in Fountain Hill, Mrs. Noble taught school for 27 years and was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa teachers' sorority. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she also taught Sunday school for many years and was an avid gardener.

Survivors include a son, Charles R. Noble of Crossett; two sisters, Vera Hoffman of Indianapolis, IN, and Claudia Scifres of Little Rock; two grandsons, Jonathan Noble of Crossett and Zachary Noble of Maumelle; one granddaughter, Brooke Noble of Dallas, TX; one great-grandson, John Charles Noble of Sulphur, LA; and one great-granddaughter, Riley Masters of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Noble; a son, Larry Noble; and four brothers, Riley Brooks, Turner Brooks, Huey Brooks and R. L. Brooks; and two sisters, Erma Noble and Willie Jo Rawls.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 13, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Bro. Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Phillips, Tommy Rawls, Michael Noble, Keith Kidd, Jim Knighton, Doug Thurman, Jimmy Wade Rice and Benny McDougald. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Pearl Henderson Sears

Pearl A. Henderson Sears, 90, of North Little Rock died Tuesday, September 9, 2008. She was born December 7, 1917, to Wilson and Myrtle Hankins and was educated in the England, Arkansas, schools. In 1933 she married Carmon Henderson, the father of her four children. He was killed in an automobile accident in 1968. After his death and having been a homemaker, she explored other avenues since all her children were gone from the home. Her first adventure was as a resident housemother in Martin Hall at Hendrix College in Conway. Through friends and a Bible study fellowship, she learned about the Wycliff Bible Translators organization and felt the need to help with their ministry. She studied for her assignment by attending a linguistics school in Oklahoma. She was assigned to the Wycliff camp in the jungles of Ecuador where she served in various capacities on three different trips. She met John Sears who was also a volunteer with Wycliff. They returned to Arkansas where they were married, and then returned to Ecuador for another assignment. They then returned to England to retire where he died of a heart attack three years later. She moved to Waxhaw, North Carolina, to work for the Wycliff headquarters for three years and then returned to Arkansas to spend the rest of her life near her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Caney Creek Baptist Church for 19 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Carma Jean Boyd of Little Rock and Linda L. Roser and husband Phil of Conway; two sons, Billy F. Henderson and wife Mary E. "Cissy" of Portland and Robert D. Henderson and wife Barbara of Jacksonville; one sister, Opal Rollins of England, AR; eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, E. J. Hankins and John Otis Hankins; and two sisters, Aubrey Henderson and Pauline Rollins.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday, September 12, at Roller England Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Miller officiating. Memorials may be made to Malachi Ministries International, 19 Tennwood Drive, Sherwood, AR 72120 or Caney Creek Baptist Church, Highway 31, Lonoke, AR 72086. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneral homes.com.

Dewitt Roger Shivers

Dewitt Roger Shivers, 80, of Harrison died Monday, September 1, 2008, at the Hospice House of Harrison. He was a retired lineman for Arkansas Power and Light and a member of Hunter Baptist Church.

Survivors are his daughter, Susan Ann and husband Gary Nichols of Harrison; two grandchildren, Lance and wife Tiffany Nichols of Harrison and Misty and husband Daniel Curry of Ozark, Mo.; a brother, Grady and wife Madean Shivers of Crossett; and a sister, Monte Ford of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Ruth Vanderburg Shivers, on April 4, 2007; his parents, Jessie and Artie Shivers; a brother, Thomas Shivers; and a sister, Claudette Blasengame.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Christeson Funeral Home. Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Hunter Cemetery in Hunter.

Memorials may be given to Hospice House of Harrison, 501 East Sherman Street, Harrison, Ark. 72601. Online guest book at www.bobnealandsons.com.

Bruce Swan

Bruce Swan, 61, of Hamburg died Saturday, September 13, 2008, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of the Milo community outside Hamburg, he was a retired contractor for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and attended Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. He was a former member of the U.S. Army Reserves, a member and former president of the Swan Hunting Club and a former member and president of the Milo Riding Club.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Norma Harville Swan, a daughter, Stacie Wesson of Hamburg, a son, Darren Swan and wife Cathy of Magnolia, two brothers, Norman and Allen Swan, two sisters, Carolyn Craig and Mary Morris, all of Hamburg, three grandchildren, Abbie and Bryce Wesson and Easton Mullinax; an aunt, Mildred Pilgrim of Crossett; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Norrell Swan, and his father, Verdie Swan.

Funeral services were set for 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, at the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Buddy Boykin, Philip Bowles and Sam Tamburo officiating. Burial was to follow at the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Jeff Jenkins, Zack Jenkins, Tommy Burch, Eddie Wayne Burch, Paul Allison and Donald Chance. Honorary pallbearers were to be Don White, Dale White, William Moffatt, Mark Moffatt and Bill Wood. Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Glenn Hollis, 916 Ashley Road 461, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. See online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Mary Lavern Williams

Mary Lavern Williams, 66, of Crossett died Sunday, September 14, 2008, at her home. Born August 2, 1942, in Jefferson County, she was a retired beautician and cosmologist and a Baptist.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Owen Lephiew of Star City; a daughter, Donna Green and husband Tim, a brother, Aubrey Lee Lephiew; a sister, Connie Rodgers and husband Russ, all of Crossett; and two grandchildren, Misti Davis of Crossett and Dillion Davis of El Dorado. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby T. Williams; and her father, Aubrey Lephiew.

Grave-side services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, at the Friendship Cemetery near Woodlawn in Cleveland County with Bros. Thomas McGriff and Billy Wright officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Services in Star City. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Pallbearers are Bobby White, David Williams, James McGriff, Stevie Williams, Jon Jackson and Russ Rodgers. Online guest book at www.griffinfuneralservice.net.

Earnisteen Wilson

Earnisteen Wilson, 87, of Montrose died Saturday, September 13, 2008, at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Parkdale, a resident of Montrose for the past 60 years, and a retired nurses' aide, she was a member of New Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Vernell Wilson, Sr.; two sons, Carlton Wilson and Ronald and wife Sheila Wilson of Petersburg, VA; six daughters, Evelyn A. Wilson and husband Louis and Alsenia L. Wilson of Montrose, Earnestine and husband John Nelson, Val and husband Eugene Ward and Stephanie and husband Stanley Smith, all of Dermott, and Johnnie C. Joplin of Chicago, IL; eighteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Vernell Wilson, Jr.; her parents, Frank Grayson and Georgia Ann Griffin; and twenty-five brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. George Barnes officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 17, from 6-7 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Larry Woods, Lee Edward Plummer, David Robinson, Charles Bynum, Donovan Peoples & Landriel Woods. Honorary pallbearers are Carlton Wilson, Ronald Wilson, Kevin Wilson, Michael Wilson, Elmo Wilson and Arthur Wilson. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery. See online guest book att cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Obituaries Published September 24

Sarah Phillips Atkins

Sarah Kathryn Phillips Atkins, 75, of Hamburg died Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Hamburg since 1960, she graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1950 and served as the Ashley County Clerk from 1978 to 1994. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a past president of the United Methodist Women, an avid bridge player and enjoyed the Friday Night Ladies Supper Club.

She is survived by a son, Corry Page Atkins, of Monroe, Louisiana; a daughter, Jane Magnuson and husband Peter of Rosemount, Minnesota; a sister, Jane Cason of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren, Haley Margaret and Bennett Joseph Magnuson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 42 years, Gerald Sterling "Ted" Atkins; a son, Gerald Sterling "Teddy" Atkins, Jr.; her parents, Chase & Mildred Maxwell Phillips; and two brothers, Chase A. Phillips, Jr., and Peter Phillips.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20, in the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg with Revs. David Moore and John Shafer officiating. Burial was in the Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were Willie Claude Kelley, Gordon Hennington, Don Hartley, Bobby Davis and Jack Johnston. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Friday Night Ladies Supper Club and the 1950 Graduating Class of Fountain Hill High School.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 202 S. Main, Hamburg, AR; the Helping Hands Food Pantry, c/o Mrs. Mary Williams, 816 Pine Ridge Drive, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Helen Stanley Barrett

Helen Mae Stanley Barrett, 79, of Crossett died Monday, September 15, 2008. Born on July 13, 1929, in Vernon, AL, to Charlie B. and Bessie Mae Pennington Stanley, Mrs. Barrett was a homemaker and a member of Pine Forrest Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, William James Barrett of Crossett; one son, James W. Barrett and wife Treasa K. of Monroe, LA; six daughters, Linda Vought and husband Mike, Tina White and husband Barney, Terica Kilcrease and husband Kevin, Diane Barrett, Melody Tankersley and husband Tony, Patsy Price and husband Dennis, all of Crossett; five brothers, James, Kenneth, Herman, Roland and Lowell Stanley, all of Crossett; four sisters, Dorothy Smith, Pauline Johnson and Joyce Wilcox of Crossett and Mary Polland of Jacksonville; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lincoln Stanley and Wayne Wright Stanley; a sister, Brenda Sue Cross; and a granddaughter, Amanda White.

Grave-side services were at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, at Hickory Grove Cemetery with Bros. Roy Grantham, Don Justice and Donnie Dubose under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Marc Vought, Jonathan Vought, Jamie Barrett, Brandon Price, Jacob Tankersley and Justin Mason. See guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church, 120 E. Church St., Crossett, AR 71635.

Annette Noland Boss

Annette Noland Boss, 59, of Crossett died on Saturday, September 20, 2008, at her home. Born on February 28, 1949, to Fredrick Ray and Velma Wright Noland in Nauvoo, AL, Mrs. Boss was a homemaker and a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tracie Boss.

Survivors include her husband, John Boss of Crossett; two sons, John Charles Boss, Jr., of Texas and Anthony Boss of Crossett; six brothers, Ray Noland and Jerry Noland, both of North Carolina, Ricky Noland, Jimmy Noland, Mike Noland and Zachary Noland, all of Florida; two sisters, Marie Noland of Alabama and Tammy Noland of Florida; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were planned for 9 a.m., Tuesday, September 23, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Burial will be Wednesday at Sunset Cemetery in Richton, Mississippi.

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

See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.

Vergil Chester Cox

Vergil Chester Cox, 75, of Crossett died Monday, September 15, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born May 17, 1933, in Mangham, LA, he was a retired press operator for Bemis Company and a member of the First Assembly of God in Crossett.

He is survived by his wife, Melba Hornaday Cox; a son, Michael Cox of Fountain Hill; a daughter, Connie Summerland of Crossett; five brothers, Vernon, Velton, Victor, Verlon and and Venton Cox; six sisters, Virginia Watt and Velma, Vera, Vinnie, Vada and Vickie Cox; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester and Viola Nugent Cox; one brother; one sister; and one grandson, Grant Summerland.

Grave-side services were held Thursday, September 18, at the McCoy Cemetery near New Edinburg with Rev. Norman Riordan officiating. Arrangements were by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneral home.com.

Marilyn Bing Harvey

Marilyn Bing Harvey, 54, of Wilmot died Sunday, September 21, 2008, at her residence outside Wilmot. A native of Bastrop, Louisiana, and a lifelong resident of Wilmot, she graduated from Wilmot High School in 1972 and was a member of the Bonita Church of God. She was a cake decorator, a seamstress for her children and grandchildren and an avid animal lover.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Cecil Harvey of Wilmot; two daughters, Cecilia Segars of DeWitt and Kelli Simms of Swartz, LA; two sisters, Faye Bing of Monroe, LA, and Vivian "V" Jeffers and husband Carl of Portland; six grandchildren, Kyle Shell, Claire Shell, John Segars, Lasha Taylor, Chelsea Sepulvado and Nicholas Sepulvado; and one great-grandchild, Sydnee Segars. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles & Merle Lewis Bing; and a niece, Letha Schneck.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 24, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Warren Finney officiating. Burial will be in the Bell Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Kyle Shell, John Segars, Larry Holland, James R. Sims, I.V. Bartholl and Hunter Talley. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bonita Church of God, P. O. Box 36, Bonita, LA 71223. See online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Marion Herron

Marion "Shank" Herron, 78, of Hermitage died Friday, September 19, 2008, at his residence. A native of Montrose and a resident of Hermitage for the past month, he was a retired pipeline worker.

He is survived by his wife, Bea Herron of Hermitage; one son, Chad and wife Amber Herron of Shongaloo, LA; one daughter, Wendy Moore of Shongaloo; three sisters, Marie Lynn of Portland, Gertie Haley of El Dorado and Eulene Breedlove of Bauxite; and four grandchildren, Cody Cole, Jonathan Brady, Chelsea Brady & Cayd Herron.

Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Monday, September 22, at the Montrose Cemetery with Bro. Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Herron, Steve Allen Herron, Joey Warren, Wayne Morrison, Russ Morrison and Steve Johnson. See online guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Ruth Alma Jackson

Ruth Alma Jackson, 84, of Crossett died Monday, September 15, 2008. Born on March 3, 1924, to W. E. and Annie Belle Reddin Miller, Mrs. Jackson was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, James Jackson and wife Judi of Camden; two daughters, Patsy Byrd and husband Dan of El Dorado and Judy Caraway of Cincinnati, OH; one sister, Dorothy "Sally" Orr of Crossett; ten grandchildren, Caine Winans, Mona Williams and husband Jim, Tina Atkins, all of El Dorado, Carmen Courson and husband Mark and Dana Beasley of Crossett, Deonne Jones and husband Rob of Austin, TX, Chris Caraway and wife Lisa of Allentown, PA, Christi Andrea and husband Greg of Cincinnati, OH, Angie Adams of Baton Rouge, LA, and Abbie Doughtery and husband Joe of Port Arthur, TX; four step-grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Willis "Bay" Jackson; her parents, a daughter, JoAnn Adams; three brothers, Carl "Shorty" Miller, John Allen Miller and Edward Miller; four sisters, Alene Robison, Vera Stephens, Estelle Smith and Sudie Hughes; and a son-in-law, Buddy Caraway.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, at the Hickory Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. See online guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to Lifetouch Hospice of El Dorado.

Ruby Jean Penix

Ruby Jean Penix, 76, of Crossett died Monday, September 15, 2008, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native of Urbana and a resident of Crossett for the past 39 years, she was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist.

She is survived by two sons, Kevin Penix of Little Rock and Albert Chambliss of Crossett; two daughters, Ruth Ann Duke and husband Robert of Crossett and Eurolean Penix of Fayetteville; one brother, Tyree Thomas of Detroit, MI; two sisters, Mittie Withers of Los Angeles, CA, and Evelyn Davis of Detroit, MI; ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Earnest Chambliss; her parents, Harvey and Hattie Mae Littleton Thomas; one brother, Terry Lee Thomas; and two sisters: Ella Mae Thomas & Erma Brantley.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Canley officiating. Pallbearers were Johntario Penix, Chadrick Avery, Christopher Avery, Brandon Walker, Marcileno Reed and Redo Reed. Honorary pallbearers were Sean Penix, Rodriguez Duke, Albert Chambliss, Antonio Reed, Jeremy Martin, Justin Martin, Jarod Martin, Kyle Penix & Jarren Jefferson. Burial followed in the in Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. See online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Sarah Gee Richardson

Sarah Gee Richardson, 66, of Hamburg died Monday, September 15, 2008, at her residence. A native of Monroe, Louisiana, a resident of Hamburg for the past 17 years and a former resident of Crossett, she was a retired waitress who had worked at Mama Bea's and the Harvester Restaurant for many years and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Shawn Price and Deborah Burke, both of Hamburg; two sisters, Mary Gee of Crossett and Patsy Scranton of Hamburg; a sister-in-law, Heidi Gee of Fayetteville, NC; four grandchildren, Melissa Adcock, Krystle Price, Cera & Emma Burke; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter P. & Jessie Opal Howie Gee; a brother, Homer Gee; and a son-in-law, Robert Price.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 18, at the Southside Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Eugene Howie officiating. Burial followed at the Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ken Byers, Kenneth Aaron, Steven Nelms, Johnny Etheridge, Calvin Frierson, and James Grigsby. Honorary pallbearers were Curtis Watt, Don Spurlock, Adrian Ramos, Kenny Meeks and Stephen Hunter. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Buster Allen Sayger, Jr.

Buster Allen Sayger, Jr., 40, of Crossett died Thursday, September 18, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Brinkley, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Meade White, and his paternal grandfather, R.K. Sayger.

He is survived by four son, Cole Allen Sayger of Bastrop, LA, Ethan Cassidy Sayger and Richard Henry Sayger of Pioneer, LA, and Benjy Elbert Boyte of Mer Rouge, LA, two daughters, Aerial Noelle Sayger and Ashton Nicole Sayger, both of Crossett, his parents, Buster Allen and Alma White Sayger of Hamburg; four sisters, Paula and husband Keith Summerland of Hamburg, Loretta and husband Brandon Powell and Vickie and husband Dean Fairchild, all of Crossett, and Rosemary Sayger of Memphis, TN; and one grandson, Jason Alexander Sayge.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 20, North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were George Courson, Downy Robinson, Mike White, John Gifford, David Rives, Audie McCollum, Justin Lande & David Quimby. Burial was at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. See online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Easter Mae Thompson

Easter Mae Thompson, 69, of Hamburg died Monday, September 15, 2008, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Hamburg to the late Wesley and Fannie Lewis on April 9, 1939, she was preceded in death by a son, Hersey R. Thompson, Jr.; two brothers, Horace Lewis and Christ Lewis; and two sisters, Alice Lewis and Lillie Lewis.

She is survived by five sons, Frankie Thompson of Hanover, Maryland, Michael Thompson and Richard Thompson of Hamburg, Matthew Thompson of Lake Village, and Robert Thompson of Blytheville; two daughters, Darlene Downs and Angie Thompson of Hamburg; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 20, at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Hamburg with Bishop Danny Mays officiating. Burial followed at Phillip Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christian Way Funeral Home.

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