Carl John Bierbaum
Carl John Bierbaum, 75, of Hamburg died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Hospice Home Care Center in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1954 and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a logging contractor for over 50 years and the owner and operator of Bierbaum Timber and Contracting, LLC. He was a former member of the board of directors of Delta Trust Bank and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg.
He is survived by two sons, Dr. Cole Bierbaum and wife Diane of Little Rock and Jon Bierbaum and wife Stephanie of Hamburg; and four grandchildren, Mary Ashleigh, Maddison, Connor and Carter Bierbaum. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Fran Sivils Bierbaum, in 2009; his parents, Charlie and Reba Jordan Bierbaum and a brother, Jordan Bierbaum.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday April 5, at the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. David Jacks officiating. Burial was to follow at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Boyd Bierbaum, Kirt Bierbaum, Henry Bierbaum, Billy Bierbaum, Neal Sivils and Chris Sivils. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of Bierbaum Timber Company.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Darlene Brown, 51, of Crossett died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hospital in Little Rock. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, and a resident of Crossett for the past 33 years, she worked at the Ashley County Medical Center for the past eight years and had worked for the Ramada Inn for over 25 years. She was a member of the Living Testament Church in Crossett.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Paul Brown; three sons, Paul Brown and wife Stacey, Edward Brown and wife Krissie and Jacob Brown and wife Shmesha; two daughters, Rayshon Mansfield and husband Chester and LaTisha Brown, all of Crossett; her father and step-mother, Henry Lee Roy Walker and Ethel Jean Walker of St. Louis; a brother, Edward Neal James and wife Maria of Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters, Laverne Bady and husband James and Annette Sims and husband Donald, all of St. Louis; two step-brothers, Melvin Walker and wife Pearly of Dixon, CA, and Keith Walker and wife Gwendolyn of St. Louis; four step-sisters, Doris Walker, Janet Walker and Valerie Courtney and husband Lester of St. Louis and Sandra "Cookie" Stubbs and husband Woodrow of Sui Sun City, CA; a special aunt, Carol Jackson of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Ann Tappin, and a grandson, Julien Ross.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at the First Baptist Church on Florida Avenue in Crossett with Rev. Nolan Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery. Pallbearers are Lawrence Arnold, Jimmy Thornton, Will Burke, Chester Mansfield, Ty Gayles, Chad Brown, Herald McDay and Aloyious Fenison. Honorary pallbearers will be Cornelius Brown, Keith Walker, Melvin Walker, Damon Brown, Marlo James, David Brown and Demarcus Mansfield.
Memorials may be made to the Mia Rose Hollis Memorial Garden, c/o Ashley County Medical Center, PO Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
John Eric Evans
John Eric Evans, 49, of Hamburg died Monday, March 28, 2011, at his residence. A native of Crossett and a resident of Hamburg and Fountain Hill for the past 32 years, he worked for Murphy Ford as the body shop foreman for 12 years and for the past 11 years worked for M&M Tire.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Cynthia Nutt Evans; three sons, Eric "Ricky" Evans, Casey Huff and his fiancé, Jennifer Harris and Jessy Nutt; a daughter, Christy Norrell and husband Jimmy Don, all of Hamburg; a brother, Thomas Evans of Hamburg; a sister, Susan Ayers of Richmond, Virginia; three grandsons, George and Daryl Norrell and Syler Huff; and one granddaughter, Janie Harris. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Sally Houston Evans; and a brother, James Evans.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in the Crossroads Cemetery with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers were Lee Troy Ware, Brandon Brown, Jonathan Craft, Jessy Nutt, Jimmy Don Norrell and Casey Huff. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of M&M Tire.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Fred Hudgens, Jr.
Fred Byron Hudgens, Jr., 79, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Born on October 6, 1931, in Merryville, LA, to Fred B. and Ura Eloise Black Hudgens, Mr. Hudgens was a 1949 graduate of Crossett High School, a 1953 engineering graduate of Louisiana Polytechnical Institute in Ruston, LA, and a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force. He was a long time employee and president of Tri-State Mill Supply Company. Mr. Hudgens was involved in the design, engineering and construction of the Ashley County Recovery Facility, which he supervised until his retirement in 2001. He was an avid outdoorsman and a life-long Razorback fan.
Survivors include one son, Fred B. "Ron" Hudgens, III, of Slidell, LA; two daughters, Toni Sharon Hudgens and Jana Kimberli Green of Monroe, LA; a sister-in-law, Norma Doss of Crossett; five grandchildren, Tyson William Baldwin and Shelbi Madison Green of Monroe, LA, Hansel Alejandro Hudgens and Marvin Daniel "Joey" Hudgens of Slidell, LA, and Cynthia Rose Green of Leesville, LA; a niece, Sharon Burnett of Little Rock; three sons-in-law, Keith Green, Larry Joe Hunt, Jr., and Lee Webster; and life-long friends, Tom and Dorothy Childers, Mary Ann Lagemann and Sue Warren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 36 years, Jimmie Ann Tyson Hudgens; and a brother-in-law, Curtis Doss.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 2, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Jamie Staley officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Green, Lee Webster, Tom Childress, Lee Burnett and Mark Burnett.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207, University of Arkansas Razorback Athletic Foundation, 1295 S. Razorback Rd. #A, Fayetteville, AR 72701 or charity of choice. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Richard S. Jones, III
Richard S. "Rick" Jones III, 49, of Crossett died Thursday, March 31, 2011. Born on January 5, 1962, in Crossett to Sylvia Jones Arnold and the late Richard S. Jones, Jr, he was the fourth generation president and owner of Jones Companies, an organization that includes Jones Funeral Home, Inc., Jones Flower Shop and Pinewood Memorial Park, Inc.
A lifelong resident of Crossett, he began working at Jones Funeral Home and Flower Shop in 1976 at the age of 14 on the cemetery crew. He was a 1980 graduate of Crossett High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and was a 1983 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.
He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. Rick had been involved in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations since his return to Crossett from college. He served on the administrative board and several committees at First United Methodist Church and had served as chairman of the Crossett Municipal Airport Commission. He was an avid gardener, sportsman and an accomplished pilot and loved to travel with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Lisa Rene' Bays Jones of Crossett; his son, Richard S. Jones IV of Indianapolis, IN; his daughter, Jennifer Kate Jones of Lake Village; his mother, Sylvia Arnold of Fayetteville; one brother, William Ashley Jones of Fayetteville; two aunts, Patricia Jones Bridgforth of Fairhope, AL. and Penny Jones of Olympia, WA; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorial services were at 11 a.m., Monday, April 4, at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Russell Moore and Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Private interment was held at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635. www.jonesservice.com
Ellen Summerland Burdick
Ellen Summerland Burdick, 86, of Eureka, CA, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Granaga Convalescence Hospital in Eureka. Born January 25, 1925, in Hamburg, to Lilly Laveta Melton Summerland and Ernest C. Summerland, she had lived in California for many years.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Marlene Coltra; a granddaughter, Johnie Sioux and husband Todd Thrash; two great grandchildren, Nathan Dillon Thrash and Melissa Toc Thrash; three sisters, Florence King, Audrey Gifford and Hazel Philpot and husband Joe; a sister-in-law, Rachel Summerland; three step-children, Katie Willit and husband Michael, Linda Straub and husband Rich and Leslie Burrows and husband Kenny and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Betty Lorrine Wafford; a son, Johnny Wayne Wafford; and a brother, Fred Cleveland Summerland.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at 1210 School Rd. in McKinleyville, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Goble's Fortuna Mortuary, Fortuna. Sign the online guestbook at www.times-standard.com.
Juanita Spakes Curry
Juanita Spakes Curry, 74, of Lake Village died in Little Rock on Sunday, April 10, 2011, after an extended illness. Born October 11, 1936, at Rowell, she was the daughter of J.C. and Lois Ashcraft Spakes of Pine Bluff. She graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1954 and attended Arkansas A&M (University of Arkansas-Monticello). She received her cosmetology license at Warren and was later certified as a cosmetology instructor. She worked as a cosmetology instructor in Warren and as a cosmetologist in Warren and Parkdale for many years. While living in Lake Village, she worked at the University of Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service as an EFNEP program assistant until retiring in 2008. Before her illness, she was an active member of the Chicot EHC Club, was on the Chicot Co. Farm Bureau Women's Committee, a 4-H leader and avid Ducks Unlimited supporter.
Survivors include her husband Royce "Rusty" Curry of Lake Village, whom she married on April 22, 1955; a son, Michael Curry of Fayetteville and wife Joanna and son Adam Smith Curry; and her sister, Phillis Spakes Works and husband Danny of White Hall;, one nephew, Shawn Spakes of Beebe; two nieces, April Works Kappler and Leigh Anne Works Gates of White Hall. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles W. Spakes.
The family requests memorials to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at http://www.lls.org/. Grave-side services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Union Cemetery in Rye with the Rev. Gary Bell officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer's Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Pete Ness, Eddie Gates, Brad Kappler, Marty Albright, Donald Shipman, Dale Shipman, Bruce Moon, Chuck Hensley and Randy Perroni. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com.
Melva Jean Edwards
Melva Jean Edwards, 65, of Crossett died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a retired Jade's grocery store clerk, and was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, shopping and worked with the foster grandparent program with Hasting School.
She is survived by two sons, Tommy James Edwards of Crossett and Timmy Roderick Johnson and wife Kim of Arlington, TX; two daughters, Marva Burns of Crossett and Stephanie Radford and husband Quintin of Gurdon; and eight grandchildren, Baylor, Caleb, Kyle and Khorsyn Radford and Claire, Keylee, Timothy, and Kimberly Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Louis Edwards; her parents, Luther and Clara Lee Wine Collins; and one granddaughter, Cassandra Burns
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, at the New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Radford. Jr., officiating. Visitation will be from 6-7 p. m. Thursday at Cromwell Funeral Home with burial at Westview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Tate, Calvin Johnson, Bobby Ray Brown, Charles Moore, Albert Goodwin, and Jimmy Thorton. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.
Survivors include six sons, Chris, Phillip, Brooks, Sammie Lee, and Rufus Minnieweather, III, of Crossett and Ricky Minnieweather of Bastrop, LA, four daughters, Wendy McMiller and husband Jimmie of St. Louis, MO, Mary Ann Johnson and husband Kelvin of Bastrop, Alice Marie Burn and husband Curtis and Teressa Couser and husband Derrick of Crossett; three brothers, Marvin Minnieweather of Las Vegas, NV, Sherman Jackson of Crossett and James Jackson of Pensacola, CA, six sisters, Ruth Gambell of Detroit, MI, Butina Ellis, Christiana Dupree and Gertrude Hampton of Crossett, Mildred Minnieweather of Bonita, LA, and Bernice Minnieweather of Bastrop; 34 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicky Minnieweather; his companion of many years, Dorothy Hendrix; his parents, Rufus Minnieweather and Robbie Jackson; and two brothers, Eddie and Mike Minnieweather.
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, Gates Chapel AME with Rev. Tracy Hampton officiating. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Burial will be in Carlock Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Harley Preston Roam
Harley Preston "Bob" Roam, 81, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Born on December 22, 1929, in Wilmar to Harry Purvey and Eunice Belle Hargraves Roam, he moved to Crossett in 1965, driving a milk carton truck, and was then a truck driver for Georgia Pacific Chemical for 38 years. A member of Crossett Lodge #576, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Nichols Roam of Crossett; one daughter, Tonya Michelle Roam and husband Corky Cooper of Crossett; one sister, Patsy Ferrell of Johnsville; four grandchildren, Chance Cooper and wife Sarah, Kristyn Chenault and husband Brian, Zachary Nicholas Cooper and Easton Grey Cooper; one great-grandchild, Benjamin Cade Chenault; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Purvey, Plez, Richard and Dean; and one sister, Estelle Savage.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 9, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with his nephew, Bro. Felton Savage, officiating. Pallbearers were Tim Cantley, Larry Cantley, Reuben Rush, Greg Cooper, Kolby Pippen and Joe Carl. Burial followed at 2 p.m. at the Outlaw Cemetery near Sumpter. www.jonesservice.com.
Ercille Stanley, 89, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on June 24, 1921, to Eugenia and Julia Lannie Smith Rice, Mrs. Stanley was a homemaker and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ruth Burgess and husband Sam of Crossett and Genia Kay Manning and husband J. C. of Hamburg; her grandchildren, Holli Davis, Russell Reynolds, Cindy McKinnon, Stephen Stanley, Dana Stanley, Seth Stanley, Jason Manning, Terry Barnes and Paul Manning; thirteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Murrell Stanley; an infant daughter, and her son, Norman Lamar Stanley.
Grave-side services were at 10 a.m., Friday, April 8, at the Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Jason Bates officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with her grandsons as pallbearers. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to First Freewill Baptist Church, 1301 Mimosa, Crossett, AR 71635.
Dennis James Tanksley
Dennis James Tanksley, 57, of the Mist community outside Hamburg died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at his residence. A native of Jones, LA, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 49 years, he retired from the Ashley County Road Department and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of the Moyers Deer Camp. He loved riding horses.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Clair Jo Tanksley; one son, Dennis James Tanksley and wife Susie of Hamburg; one daughter, Virginia Denis "Gina" Tanksley and companion Ramon of Lake Village; two brothers, Reed Tanksley and wife Becky of Muscadine, AL, and Donnie Tanksley and wife Catherine of Hamburg; one sister, Lorraine Haynes of Wilmot; and eight grandchildren, Bliss, Jasmine and Kaven Tanksley, Logan and Allen Cessor, Jessica Cendejas, J.C. Towe and Harley Lemon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard Frank and Virginia Woodard Tanksley; one brother, Larry Tanksley; and one sister, Georgia Skender.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Bros. Elvin McDill and Danny Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were to be Bill Boyd, Thomas Martin, Brian Hall, Dennis Murphy, Earl McCrory and Chris Higginbotham. Honorary pallbearers were to be Lee Patrick, Leroy Willerton, Floyd McCain and Emory Austin. Burial will follow at the New Texas Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.
Buleah Lee Turner
Buleah Lee Turner, 67, of Crossett died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Dumas, she was a resident of Crossett for 60 years, a retired CNA for the Beverly nursing home in Crossett and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Leron Trotter and wife Renee of Dallas, TX, and Jimmy Trotter and wife Kay of Dallas, TX; one stepdaughter, Stephanie Trotter Radford and husband Quintin of Gurdon; three sisters, Mattie Mae Sowers and husband Pearcy, Dorothy Savage and Doris Collins of Crossett; three brothers, Ricky Collins of Crossett and Danny Collins and wife Gwen and James Collins, Jr., of Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Turner; her parents, James and Talmadge Williams Collins; one sister, Redell Smith; and one brother, Larry D. Collins.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers will be Danny Low, Tomas Low, Undra Stanley Jr., Cane Webb, Bobby Ray Brown and Charles Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Collins, Percy Sowers, Thurman Brown, and Tyron Dukes. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.
L. W. Ward
L.W. Ward, 65, of Hamburg, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at his home. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was retired from the former Hamburg Shirt Factory and was a member of the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising rabbits.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, JoAnne King Ward of Hamburg; two sons, Jeffrey Ward and wife Natasha of Crossett and L.W. Ward, Jr., and wife Soraya of Bastrop, LA; two daughters, Adrianna Ward and fiancé Corey Kiersey and Rose Grey and husband Keith of Bastrop; one sister, Lucille Ward of Hamburg; and five grandchildren, Chris and Erica Hale, Alyson and Brentley Ward, and Logan Lane Kiersey. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Ward and Lucy Lee Lamb Ward; one brother, Willard Ward; and two sisters, Betty Sue Doss and Carolyn Jean Ebarb.
Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Brother Carlton White officiating. Burial followed at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Venore Haynes, 71, of Hamburg, formerly of Akron, OH, died Friday, April 15, 2011, at his brother's residence. A native of Hamburg and an Akron resident for a number of years, he was retired from Babcock and Wilcox Steel Company and was a member of Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He loved fishing and had a passion for making knives.
He is survived by five brothers, Joe Haynes, Clarence Haynes and wife Bertha, William Mack "Bobo" Haynes & Freddie Haynes of Hamburg and Cal Haynes of Galveston, TX; three sisters, Dorothy Cutrell of Oakland, CA, Thennie Jean Haynes of Las Vegas, NV, and Jeanette Kazee and husband James of Hamburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loved ones and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard William and Nellie Bea Williams Haynes; one brother, Richard William Haynes, Jr.; and two sisters, Evelener O'Neill and Goldie Bea Shaw.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Horace Ingram and John Childress officiating. Pallbearers are Lee Troy Ware, Terry Gilliam, Ralphael Adkins, Jr., Robert Thomas, Gary Williams and George Jacobs, Jr. Burial will be at the Phillip Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Johnny Gene Jasper
Johnny Gene Jasper, 73, of Hamburg died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Gould, a 26 year resident of Oakland, CA, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 28 years, he was a retired catfish farm worker and roofer. He was a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness where he served as chairman of the deacon ministry.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Florene McQuay Jasper; six sons, Johnny Jasper, Jr., of Pomona, CA, Bobby Jasper of Gulfport, MS, Earnest Jasper and Jason Jasper of Oakland, Charlie Walker of Little Rock and Bryston Eugene "B.J." Jasper of Hamburg; three daughters, Dominique Morris of Arkadelphia, Kearston McQuay of Hamburg and Farahatiyata Jasper of Oakland;, his mother, Elizabeth Wade of Oakland; one brother, Nehemiah Jasper, Jr., of Newalla, OK; one sister, Lizzie Wright of Oakland; and a host of grandchildren, relatives and loved ones. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Jasper, and his father, Nehemiah Jasper.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness with Eld. Robert Adams, Jr., officiating. Visitation is from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Lee Troy Ware, Ray Stanley, Cliff Hawkins, Johnny Lee Hampton, Glenn Stanley and Lawrence Stanley. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Andrew Lewis, 84, of Eudora died Monday, April 11, 2011, at his residence. A native and former resident of Parkdale and a resident of Eudora since 1980, he was a retired farmer, a member of the Zion Hill Methodist Church for many years and attended Union Baptist Church in Parkdale.
He is survived by seven sons, Herman Lewis and wife Carrie of St. Louis, MO, Eddie L. Townsend and wife Pam of Chicago, IL, Edward Lewis and wife Betty of Batesville; Donail Lewis of Texarkana, TX, Clendell Lewis of Dallas, TX, Andrew Lewis, Jr., and wife Mikaella of Little Rock and Jessie Galuds of Dumas; nine daughters, Delois Gupton of Little Rock, Linda Dortch of Galesburg, IL, Berdine Sims of Canoga Park, CA, Queen Graves of Tulsa, OK, Billie Jean Jenkins, Christina Lewis and Letha Lewis of Little Rock, Bobbie Jean Maxwell of Pine Bluff and Elizabeth Foster of Chicago; a brother, Herman Lewis, Jr., of Chicago; three sisters, Bessie Toole of Los Angeles, CA, Mildred Doyle of St. Louis and Mary Lee Cobb of Oakland, CA; 28 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Rosie Lee Lewis, in 2003; his parents, Herman Lewis and Ann Alexander; two sisters, Maxine Lewis and Mary Lou Sims; and a brother, Henry Parker.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Union Baptist Church in Parkdale with Rev. Jesse Knight officiating. Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jessie Packard, Nathaniel Watts, Dan Smith, Eric Hicks, Tory Bates and Tiny Williams. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Dorla Alice McGilton
Dorla Alice Farmer McGilton, 75, of Crossett died Monday, April 18, 2011. Born on March 27, 1936, in Crossett to Rockford Gates and Bernice Ozell Naff Farmer, Mrs. McGilton was a homemaker and a member of West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed gospel singings, yard sales and loved animals.
Survivors include four sons, Kenny McGilton and wife Deborah of Dickson, TN, Steven Kirk McGilton of Hot Springs, Corey McGilton and wife Angie of Crossett, and Todd McGilton of Rogers; two daughters, Donna Gulledge and husband Mike and Sheila McClain and husband Monte of Crossett; two brothers, Troy "Buddy" Farmer and wife Lanell and Gary Farmer and wife Chloe; three sisters, Patricia Douglas and husband Thad, Pamela Thornton and Angie Rodgers and husband Roy of Crossett; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth McGilton; and a brother-in-law, Gerald Thornton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, at West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Clayton Hales officiating. Burial will follow at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church Bus Fund, PO Box 447, Crossett, AR 71635 or Crossroads Cemetery, c/o Glenn Hollis, 916 Ashley 461, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Florence Lorene West
Florence Lorene West, 93, of Crossett died Friday, April 15, 2011. Born on May 10, 1917, in Lincoln County to Russell and Cordia Cash, she was a homemaker and an active member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting.
Survivors include her son, Don West and wife Ann of Crossett; her daughter, Jeanette Hetz of Mt. Vernon, MO; two sisters, Sue LaFontaine of Oklahoma and Peggy Roberts and husband Travis of Crossett; three grandchildren, Jennifer Meyer and Russell West of North Carolina and Matt Hetz and wife Debbie of Missouri; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. West was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred West; two brothers, John Ray Cash and David Cash; and a grandson, Doug Hetz.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge and Travis Roberts officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1533 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635 or Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Thelma Ann White
Thelma Ann White, 65, of Crossett died Sunday, April 10, 2011. Born on January 10, 1946, in Lake Village to Charlie and Lillie Mae Carter Hicks, Mrs. White retired from Bemis after 27 years of service. She was a member of Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Don White of Crossett; two daughters, Cindy Lewis of Crossett and Debra Perdue and husband Elvis of Greers Ferry; three step-daughters, Denise Hudson, Kim Massey and husband Garry and Kristi McKenzie and husband John, all of Bastrop, LA; two brothers, William Hicks and wife Gail of Camden and John Wiley Hicks and wife Louise of Lake Village; two sisters, Louise Hicks Hester of Lake Village and Eva Lee Roberts and husband Norman of Medford, OR; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Mrs. White was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Amanda Mae Morgan; five brothers, Willie Jene Hicks, Willie Charles Hicks Jr., Dewey Hicks, Jimmy Hicks and Henry Hicks; and one sister, Pearlie Mae Hicks.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Ferrell Breshears and Garry Massey officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Fisher, Logan Fisher, Donald Wilson, Brandon Massey, Bryan Massey and Cruz Lara. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.
Homer "Nig" B. Burchfield, 89, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Born on November 18, 1921, in Trafalgar to Leroy and Ophelia Jordan Burchfield, he retired from Georgia Pacific after 44 years of service. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Marnell Phillips Burchfield of Crossett; two sons, Randall Burchfield and wife Tammy Burt of Milo and Billy Burchfield of Crossett; one daughter, Judy Tucker and husband Clifton of Crossett; two sisters, Nancy Burchfield and Ruth Galbraith and husband Fritz, all of Thomasville, AL; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Paul, Jack, Tiny and Ecil Burchfield; and one sister, Mildred Maxwell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 22, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Ken Burchfield officiating. Pallbearers were Randall Burchfield, Billy Paul Burchfield, Ken Burchfield, James Herbert Burchfield, Johnny Phillips and Carl Vorhease. Honorary pallbearers were Fritz Galbraith, James Dubose, R. E. Thomas, Bobby Burt and Carroll Jean Parker. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. www.jonesservice.com
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, AR 72207.
Geneva Maxwell Emory
Geneva Maxwell Emory, 95, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Born in Ashley County, on April 12, 1916, to Robert L. and Geneva Redding Maxwell, she was a lifelong resident of Crossett and a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Ray and husband Dean and Joyce Allen and husband Jack; one son, Dan Emory and wife Linda; and one sister, Lottie Croswell, all of Crossett; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, thirteen great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, ten siblings, the love of her life, George C. Emory; a daughter, Marolyn Lloyd; and a granddaughter, Lynn Ray Courtney.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m on Thursday, April 21, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating with a private family burial at Pinewood Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett AR 71635; or a charity of the donor's choice. www.jonesservice.com
Dusty Ann Hollenbeck
"Dusty" Ann Hollenbeck, 66, of Hobbs, NM, died Wednesday, April 6, 2010. She was born and raised in Hamburg and liked to do things for others and to clog.
She is survived by her husband, John Hollenbeck; one son, Donald Quimby and wife Karla of Carlsbad, NM; one daughter, Sonya Watkins and husband John of Duncanville, Texas; one brother, Thomas Pryor of Houma, LA; one sister, Betty Phillips and husband Jerry of Star City; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hebrew and Gwen Austin Pryor; and a brother, Robert Owen Pryor.
A memorial service was held grave-side at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Montrose with Bro. David Leopard officiating.
Brenda Kay Peacock
Brenda Kay Peacock, 59, of Dermott died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in Little Rock. She was born to the late Hillie Layton and Pearl Dunham in April 1, 1952.
Survivors include her husband, James David Peacock; one son, James D. Peacock, III, of Portland; four daughters, Letha Lawson of Crossett, Angela Taylor of DuQuoin, IL, Nona Peacock of Lake Village and Janet Welch of Dumas; one brother, Junior Layton of Monticello; three sisters; Dorothy McDaniel and Lena Bartholomew of Monticello and Dollie Layton of Star City; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, at Griffin Funeral Service in McGehee with burial at the Dermott Cemetery. Online guest book: griffinfuneralservice.net
Kay Ransome Pugh
Kay Ransome Pugh, 62, of St. Simons Island, GA, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at her residence after a long battle with breast cancer. A native of Fort Valley, GA, and a 1967 graduate of Fort Valley High School, she loved to spend time at the beach. Mrs. Pugh and her husband George lived in the Richmond, VA, area from 1973 until 1999 when they relocated to St. Simons Island.
Mrs. Pugh is survived by her husband of 40 years, George Butler Pugh, Jr., of St. Simons Island; two daughters, Ashley Carroll of Macon, GA, and Melissa Anderson of Midlothian, VA; a grandson, George Logan Anderson; a brother, Ronnie E. Ransome, of Clermont, FL; her mother-in-law, Mary Pugh, formerly of Hamburg and now a resident of St. Simons Island; sons-in-law Joshua Carroll of Macon and Richard Anderson of Midlothian; a sister-in law, Debbie Ransome of Clermont; nieces Kasey Lummus and Megan Ransome and nephews Johnny Ransome and Cliff Ransome. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Dyer Ransome, and her father, the late R. E. Ransome.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Lovely Lane Chapel in Epworth on St. Simons Island with Reverend Lee Shaffer officiating. Burial will follow in Oglethorpe Gardens Cemetery on St. Simons Island. Pallbearers are Paul Brown, Bill Crowley, Bob Fisher, Tony Guthrie, Ken Parker, and Mrs. Pugh's sons-in-law, Richard Anderson and Joshua Carroll.
The family requests memorial contributions to the Cancer Treatment Center of the Southeast Georgia Health System, 2500 Starling Street Suite #107 Brunswick, Georgia 31520.
Arrangements are by Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Online guest book at www.edo millerandsons.com.
Doyle Sellers, 72, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Drew County, a resident of Crossett for the past 41 years and former resident of Hamburg, he worked at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill for 20 years and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Crossett. He loved playing and singing music, gardening and fooling with horses.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jean Jones Sellers of Crossett; a son, Randy Sellers of Crossett; two daughters, Carolyn Woodard of Murfreesboro, TN, and Eydie Johnson of Crossett; two step-sons, Dennis Barnett and Dale Barnett of Crossett; three step-daughters, Donna Barnett of Hot Springs, DeAnn Welch of Crossett and Doyla Partee of Mountain Home; a brother, Charles Leon Sellers of Murfreesboro, TN; 28 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Mittie Carter Sellers.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Crossett with Revs. Larry Hickman and Jerry Carter officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Welch, Jerrick Sellers, Lee Sellers, Carl Bozeman, Wayne Barnett, Chris Barnett, Bubba Edens and Jeffery Barnett. Honorary pallbearers were John Laing and Jerry Laing. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.