August 3

Annie Thompson Lum

Annie Lucille Thompson Lum, 82, of Crossett died Saturday, July 30, 2011, in Crossett. Born on July 23, 1929, in Jonesboro, LA, to Solomon (Sol) and Senorita (Rita) Thompson, Mrs. Lum was a homemaker and a charter member of North Crossett First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Bill and wife Kim Lum of Dermott and Sammy Lum of Crossett; a daughter, Denise Lum of Crossett; two brothers; Buck and wife Betty Thompson and Bobby and wife Minnie Thompson of Crossett; six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Martha Jane Thompson; an infant brother, Harold Bernard Thompson; and her husband, Coot Lum.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Bishop Roy E. Matheney

Bishop Roy E. Matheney, Sr., 75, of El Dorado died Wednesday, July 27, 2011. After beginning to preach in Dermott in 1955, he became one of the youngest ordained elders in the Arkansas areas for the Churches of God in Christ while continuing to hold a job at Georgia-Pacific, building a new church, pastoring two churches three hours apart and holding the position of bishop.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Verlean Danzy Matheney; six sons, Roy and wife Dana Matheney, Ricky and wife Lisa Matheney and Ralph Matheney of Crossett, Ronald and wife Helen Matheney of Camden, Rodney Matheney of Conway and Dr. Robert "Dennis" and wife Beverly Matheney of New Orleans, LA; a daughter, Dr. Roselyn "Connie" St. Etienne and husband David of New Orleans; two sisters, Yvonne Rucker and Lois and husband Robert Cole of Los Angeles, CA; three brothers, Eddie Earl Matheney of Atlanta, GA, Willie Joe and wife Jean Matheney of New Port Richey, FL, and Marvin Matheney of Sacramento, CA; 20 grandchildren, LaToya, Toya, Tiffany, Stephanie, Natalie, Patrice, Alicia, Myesha, Shambrhee, Candice, Chloe, Jarrod, Aaron, Gabriel, Zachary, Judah, Benjamin, Keith, David and Daniel; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Vaelyn; and an aunt, Novella Lewis of Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Jewel Matheney; a sister, Bernice Veal and a brother, James Matheney.

A wake is planned for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, at the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ in Crossett. The civic and jurisdictional service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 4, at the El Dorado municipal auditorium with the funeral set for 11 a.m. Friday at the auditorum in El Dorado. Arrangements are by Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Bishop Roy Matheney Memorial Fund at P. O. Box 926, Crossett, AR 71635, c/o Davis Memorial Church. www.christianbrothers-funeralhome.com.

Irene Reed

Irene Reed, 85, of Crossett died Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Lexington, MS, who had lived in Helena and Memphis, TN, she was a Crossett resident for the past 56 years. She was a retired teacher for the Crossett School District and a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street.

She taught in the Crossett School District for over 40 years. After retiring she continued to substitute teach and also worked with the Ashley Memorial Hospital ladies auxiliary. She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and had a passion for cooking and sewing, at one point in her career teaching home economics.

She is survived by two sons, Mickey Reed of Crossett and John "Butch" Taylor and wife Lynette of Youngstown, OH; one son-in-law, Don Pierce of Hampton, CA; two daughters, Natalie and husband Larry Reed of Crossett and Eva Carol Stephens and husband James of Indianola, MS; four god-children, Cassandra Green and husband Roderick of Crossett, Leslie Mosley of Crossett, Tracey Walker of Jonesboro and Chad Mosley of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Nathaniel "Beby" Reed; a daughter, Linda Reed Pierce; and her parents, Otha & Elena Westbrook Wright.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 6, at First Baptist Church on Florida Street in Crossett with Rev. Curtis Jackson officiating. Pallbearers are Mario Moore, Derwin Pendarvis, Justin Martin, Carnell Harper, Jr., Warren Washington and Charles Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Blue Buck Deer Club members, Marshall B. Williams, Clarence B. Johnson, Raymond H. Johnson and Sherman R. Johnson. Visitation will be Friday, August 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home in Hamburg. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Carlene Tucker

Carlene Tucker, 81, a resident of Los Angeles, CA, for the past nine years, formerly of Hamburg, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles. A native of Hamburg, she was retired from the Hamburg School District and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

She is survived by four sons, Carl Cox and wife Pat of Crossett, Gary Tucker and wife Easter of Maumelle, Clifton Tucker of Hamburg and John Tucker of Dallas TX; one daughter, Brenda Nunley and husband Wilbert of Los Angeles; one sister, Dorthy Harris of Los Angeles; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Jesse B. Tucker; her parents, Carl and Caldonia Tucker-Lewis; three brothers, Carl "Raymond" Lewis, James "Sonny" Kemp and Lavughn Harris; and one sister, June Bunton.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Willie R. Taylor officiating.

Pallbearers were Lawrence Booker, Michael Cox, Cal Tucker, Jessie Cooke, Jimmy Clark, and Alfreddie Tucker. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of Mount Zion and grandsons. Burial followed at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwelllfuneral home.net.

August 10

Bobby Cleon Binns

Bobby Cleon Binns, 74, of Crossett died Monday, August 1, 2011. Born on January 21, 1937, in Fountain Hill to Milton Leon and Alma Corinne Hester Binns, he was a machine tender for Georgia Pacific and a member of Beech Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Binns of Crossett; one son, Jimmy Binns and wife Angela of Heavener, OK; a daughter-in-law, Diane Page and husband Gary of Cabot; six grandchildren, Lori Cooper and husband Mark, Mark Binns, Kristen Staton and husband Matt, Kirsten Binns, Sarah Binns and Nathan Binns; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Cooper and Mason Cooper; a niece, Kristi St. John; and a nephew, Monty Kilcrease. Mr. Binns was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Phillip C. Binns; and a sister, LaNell Kilcrease Johnson.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 4, at Beech Street Baptist Church with Bros. Jimmy Binns, Donnie DuBose and David Watkins officiating. Pallbearers were Monty Kilcrease, Joshua Kilcrease, Nick St. John, Kim Carter, Greg Keppel, Randy Wright, Ronnie Terrell and Robert McFarland. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Carter, Jim Keppel, Garrett Hackworth, Raymond Pitchford, Mike Hollis, Jimmy Pippen, James Boyett, Rob Jolley and William Jolley. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to Gideon Bibles.

Kyla Danielle Chapman

Kyla Danielle Chapman, 21, of Monticello died Tuesday, August 2, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born February 5, 1990, in Monticello. She was employed at Sonic and was of the Pentecostal faith. She enjoyed four wheeler riding and helping others.

Survivors include one son, Dakota Wade Hayes of Monticello; her parents, Timothy Wade Chapman and Sonya Marie Randolph Chapman of Monticello; a sister, Crystal Dawn Chapman of Monticello; her grandmothers, Shirley Chapman of Monticello and Clara Cater of Hamburg; and a host of aunts, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Ashton Chapman and Billy Joe Randolph.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 6, in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. John Chapman and Kevin Sanders officiating. Burial followed at L.B. Chapman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Scott, Anthony Hall, Scott Lansdale, Brad Defer, Bradley Hall, and Greg Hall. Guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.

Perry Joe Handley

Perry Joe Handley, 53, of Crossett died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Jennie Stewart Hospital.

Survivors are his wife, Hester Handley of Crossett; his mother, Everlinia Handley of Monticello; three sons, Jerrod Handley of Clarksville, KY, Perry Handley, Jr., and Johnathan Handley of Kansas City, KS; two daughters, Cicely Smith of Crossett and Gail Bell of Dumas; five brothers, Daniel Bell of Lacey, Samuel Bell of Louisville, KY, Thelton Bell of Dumas, Terry Handley of Houston, TX, and Herbert Handley of Monticello; two sisters, Buaty Fitts of Las Vegas, NV, and Johnnie Handley of Atlanta, GA; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11:00 Friday, August 5, at Gates Chapel AME Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery. Arrangements were by Reddick Funeral Home of Camden. Guest book at reddickfuneralhome.net.

Buford Ellis Hathorn

Buford "Buddy" Ellis Hathorn, 77, of Gillett died Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Born October 16, 1933, in Lake Providence, LA, the son of the late Buford Webb Hathorn and Edna Carter Hathorn, he was a retired diesel mechanic and member of First Baptist Church in St. Rose, Louisiana. He also served in the United States Army during Korea and was a recipient of a Purple Heart.

Survivors are his wife, Annette Hathorn of Gillett; two sons, Robert Hathorn of Hamburg and Patrick Hathorn of Gillett; two daughters, Laura Hartmann of Woodridge, VA, and Judy Fritsch of Gillett; one sister, Peggy Grubbs of Winnsboro, LA; nine grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Two sons, Lawrence and James Ellis Hathorn, a daughter, Janet Lea Hathorn, and his sister, Ann Wallace, preceded him in death.

Services were at 10 a. m. Saturday, August 6, at the Griffin Funeral Home chapel in Dumas with burial following at the Walnut Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.

Lawrence Webb Hathorn

Lawrence Webb Hathorn, 51, of New Orleans, LA, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Born on January 28, 1960, in Houston, Texas, he was a member of St. Rose Baptist Church and a self-employed construction worker.

Survivors are his parents, Buford and Annette Hathorn of Gillett; a son, Ellis Hathorn of New Orleans; a daughter, Teresa Hathorn of Berlin; two brothers, Robert Hathorn of Hamburg and Patrick Hathorn of Gillett; and two sisters, Laura Hartmann of Woodridge, VA. and Judy Fritsch of Gillett. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Ellis Hathorn, and a sister, Janet Lea Hathorn.

Grave-side services were at 10: a.m. Saturday, August 6, at the Walnut Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718 or by phone at 1-800-227-2345. Arrangements were by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.

Dorothy Coleman Jones

Dorothy Louis Coleman Jones, 86, of Albuquerque, NM, died at Skies Health Care in Albuquerque on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. She was born January 19, 1925, in Clarksdale, MS, to the late Horace W. and Adele McCluskey Coleman. Mrs. Jones retired from Ellis & Hirsberg CPA after 20 years. Earlier in her career she worked for The Clarksdale Press Register . She was a member of the Lyon Baptist Church but the last few years had been attending Lyon Methodist. She was a member of the Lyon Street People and enjoyed visiting with these friends until her illness in the spring of 2010.

She is survived by her daughter, LeeAnne "Tootsie" Wilson and husband Michael of Albuquerque; a sister, Mary Ethel Coleman Milonas of Madison, MS; a grandson, Jerad Selby and wife Missy of Portland: a granddaughter, Kellie Selby of Alexandria, VA; a great-grandson, Lane Hunter of Portland; and nieces, Connie Medlyn of Durham, NC, and Melissa Cavett of Ridgeland, MS, along with their families. She was preceded in death by her former husband, William A. "Bill" Jones, Jr.

Grave side services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 15, at the Portland Cemetery with arrangements will be made by Daniels Family Funeral Services in Rio Rancho, NM, and Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to Share Your Care Adult Day Services, P.O. Box 35101, Albuquerque, NM, 87176, or Lyon Methodist Church, P.O. Box 177, Lyon, MS, 38645. Guest book at www.danielsfuneral.com.

Sabino Mondragon

Sabino Mondragon, 62, of Hamburg died Monday, August 1, 2011, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Zacapu, Michoacan, Mexico, and a resident of Hamburg and Montrose since 1975, he was a retired farmer and worked for the Georgia Pacific plywood mill for 17 years until retiring in 2009 and was currently working for Ashley County. He was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

He is survived his wife of 44 years, Rosa Corcolis Mondragon of Hamburg; two sons, Juan Mondragon and wife Maria, of Montrose and Ismael "Smiley" Mondragon and wife Kimberly of Springfield, MO; three daughters, Minerva Huante and husband Juan, Nancy Hernandez and husband Benny and Angelica Mondragon and husband Salvador, all of Hamburg; two brothers, Roman Mondragon of Crossett and Antonio Mondragon of Lake Village; a sister, Juana Valencia of Mexico; and six grandchildren, Hernan Mondragon, Aaron Mondragon, Julian Huante, Natalie Huante, Nydia Hernandez and Edwin Hernadez. He was preceded in death by a son, Jaime Mondragon, in 1999; his parents, Roman and Francisca Zuniga Mondragon; a sister, Silvino Mondragon; and three brothers, Juan, Luis and Nasario Mondragon.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 4, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Father Theophilus Okpara and Rev. David Moore officiating. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Smiley, Juan, Hernan and Salvador Mondragon, Juan Huante and Benny Hernandez. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

George Segars

George Segars, 89, of Hamburg died Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Hamburg for the past 40 years and a former resident of San Diego, CA, and Monroe, LA, he retired from Ryan Aircraft Company and was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a Methodist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Segars, in 2003; his parents, J. W. and Della Dingler Segars; two brothers, John and Alvin Segars; and three sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Belle Bratton and Jimmie Thatcher. He is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Grave-side funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday August 5, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. David A. Moore officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

August 17

Dora Lynn Jackson

Dora Lynn "Dodie" Jackson, 72, of Waco, Texas, died July 20, 2011, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She grew up in Hamburg and graduated from Hamburg High School in 1956. A proud alumna of Baylor University, she was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Waco where she previously served as the preschool minister as well as in several other positions. She was an employee of Baylor University where she served on staff in the religion department and was a founding member of the administration for the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and served as the assistant director of the Baylor University Center for Ministry Effectiveness.

Survivors include her husband, Richard H. "Dick" Jackson; three sons, Howard and wife Nicole and their children Lauren, Melody, Ashley, Olivia, Kaira, and Jonah; Danny and wife Suzanne; and Harold and wife Lorissa and their children Emily and Paul; two sisters, Virginia Crawford and husband Gene and Lois McGlasson; a sister-in-law, Ann Jackson Bachman; and a host of dearly loved nieces, nephews and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Dan and Eddie Lee Smith; a sister, Dorothy June Smith; a brother-in-law, Ed McGlasson; her father and mother-in-law, Howard R. and Lola Mae Jackson; and a sister and brother-in-law, Eddie and Bonnie Jackson Person.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 23, at First Baptist Church in Waco and grave-side at Oakwood Cemetery. The family requested memorials to the First Baptist Church of Waco Foundation or the George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Online guest book at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.

Kimbro Johnson

Kimbro Johnson, 80, of Montrose died Thursday, August 11, 2011, at his residence. A native of Watson and a resident of Montrose for over 63 years, he was a lifelong farmer in Montrose and the surrounding area and a member of the Montrose Baptist Church. He loved to hunt with his boys and grandsons. a href="http://www.ashleycountyledger.com/misc/obitpix/kimbrojohnson.jpg">

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeanette Shelton Johnson of Montrose; two sons, Jackie Johnson and wife Peggy of Portland and Bruce Johnson and wife Betty of Montrose; a brother, Bobby Johnson and wife Jean of Montrose; a sister, Kathleen Ward and husband James of Crossett; a sister-in-law, Sherlene Jacobs of El Dorado; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Doris Rotten Johnson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 13, in the Montrose Baptist Church with Revs. Todd Fergurson and Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wesley Johnson, Darren Johnson, Bernard Burns, Todd Blocker, Donnie Simpson and Randall Johnson.

Memorials may be made to the Montrose Baptist Church, P. O. Box 275, Montrose, AR 71658. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Pearlean Marshall

Pearlean Marshall, 59, of the Seedtick community outside Hamburg died Saturday, August 6, 2011, at her daughter's residence in Crossett. She was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a homemaker, and a member of Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church. a href="http://www.ashleycountyledger.com/misc/obitpix/pearleanmarshall.jpg">

She is survived by two sons, Jesse Grant Marshall of Springdale and Price Marshall of Hamburg; one daughter, Melissa Merritt and husband William of Crossett; one granddaughter, Latarah Fields of Crossett; and a host of other family, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Marshall; her parents, Robert Lee "R. L." and Ivory Baker Pugh; and two sisters, Carlean Pugh Combs and Barbara Pugh Parker.

Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Friday, August 12, in the chapel at Cromwell Funeral Home with Bishop Danny C. Mays officiating. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Jim Mashburn

Jim Mashburn, 71, of Hermitage died Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at his residence. A native of Lepanto, a resident of the Longview community in Bradley County for the past 14 years and a former resident of Hamburg and Bastrop, LA, he was a retired logger and a member of the Mill Creek Hunting Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and liked dirt track racing. a href="http://www.ashleycountyledger.com/misc/obitpix/jimmashburn.jpg">

He is survived by three sons, Jimbo Mashburn of Hermitage and Bobby Mashburn and Craig "Bubbie" Mashburn of Hamburg; a daughter, Stacey Throesch of Pocahontas; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Gwin of Monticello and Elaine Watt of Crossett; his mother, Willie Mae Watson Mashburn of Pleasant Plains; two brothers, Donald Wayne Mashburn of Searcy and George Henry Mashburn of Pleasant Plains; two sisters, Ruby Anderson of Cabot and Jean Everridge of Pleasant Plains; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lisa Ann Mashburn; his father, Robert Mashburn; and a sister, Carolyn Kay Yates.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 13, in the Carter Cemetery in Russell, Arkansas, with Rev. Lynn Hannah officiating. Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Eli "Smokey" Ollison

Eli "Smokey" Ollison, 59, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died on Friday, August 5, 2011. A former resident of Portland, born December 22, 1951, to the late Jobie and Erma Lee Ollison, he attended public school at Tillis High School and Portland High School until 1970. He was a member of the basketball team for several years and was an active member of the Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, Milwaukee, WI.

Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth Ollison of Indianapolis; two daughters, LaTasha Wade Moore and Monica Lofton of Milwaukee; one son, Gary Wade Ollison of Little Rock; one sister, Rosemary Ollison of Milwaukee; three brothers, James Ollison of Dermott, Willie Ollison of El Dorado, and Larry Ollison of Milwaukee; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 13, at Portland #2 Baptist Church with Rev. Archie Smith officiating. Burial was in Holly Grove Cemetery in Portland with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home of Dermott.

William Richard, Jr.

William Richard, Jr., 85, of Crossett died Monday, August 8, 2011, at his home. A resident of Crossett for the past 39 years, he was a native of Farmerville, LA, a retired janitor for Modern Cleaning Service, and a member of Sweet Lilly Baptist Church in Farmerville. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. a href="http://www.ashleycountyledger.com/misc/obitpix/williamrichardjr.jpg">

He is survived by one son, Henry Richard of Crossett; two daughters, Martha Ridgell of Crossett and Ruby Lee of Houston, TX; two step-sons, William Capers of Farmerville and Mack Kesee and wife Florence of El Dorado; two step-daughters, Gracie Neil of Pine Bluff and Betty Moore of Farmerville; 59 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Richard; one son, Jimmy Richard; one step son, Colvin Carvin, Jr.; and two step-daughters, Rachel Bailey and Annie Louise Griffin.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 13, Davis Memorial Church with Elder Roy E. Matheney Jr. officiating. Pallbearers were Mick Kesee, Richard Kesee, Jimmy Heard, Edward Young, Winston Hendrix, and Kavian Phillips. Burial was in the St. John Cemetery in Farmerville, LA, under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Lois Irene Ross Simpson

Lois Irene Ross Simpson, 95, of Crossett died Sunday, August 14, 2011. Born on December 20, 1915, on her father's homestead at Fountain Hill, Mrs. Simpson attended Arkansas A&M for two years and began her lifelong career as an elementary school teacher in her home town. Her next job was in the small rural community of Bayou Meto. She and Harvey Simpson married on April 15, 1941. He served in the Army, and she followed him to Fort Sill, Fort Dix and Fort Bragg before returning to Crossett to teach and wait. She taught school more than 30 years. a href="http://www.ashleycountyledger.com/misc/obitpix/loisrosssimpson.jpg">

Survivors include two daughters, Jessie Simpson and Connie Nell Smith; one brother, Virgil Ross; sons-in-law, William Hoover and Michael Smith; grandchildren, James Bailey and wife Jenni, Steven Smith and wife Keesha, Michael Bailey, Martha Lois Smith and Nora Smith; and great-grandchildren, Harvey Lois Bailey, Luke Bailey and Skyla Nell Wood. Mrs. Simpson was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Margaret Ross; a daughter, Martha and husband Harvey; her brother, Harvey Ross; and sisters, Ollie Evans, Evie Kilcrease and Vera Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 17, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge and. David Tohlen and Rev. Judyth Ross officiating. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Nursery Fund, 1533 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Delia Jean Smith

Delia Jean Smith, 80, of Hamburg, formerly of Eudora, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born Oct. 2, 1930, in Lawson, the daughter of the late Terrell Gillum, Sr., and Gertie Mae Poole, she was a homemaker and member of North Side Baptist Church.

Survivors are a son, Sammy Smith and wife Rebecca of Hamburg; six brothers, Benny Gillum of Crockett, TX, Travis Gillum of Snyder, Terrell Gillum, Jr., of Eudora, James Gillum of Noble, OK, Marquett Gillum of Lake Providence, LA, and William Bernard Gillum of Waco, TX; a sister, Dorothy Mae McPherson of Odessa, TX; five grandchildren, LaRhonda McCoy, Dusty Smith, Angela Willhite, Steven Smith and Brock McCoy; and eight great-grandchildren, Lilly and Lexie McCoy, Landon Smith, Ethan Willhite, Jacob and Samuel Smith and Shelby and Micah McCoy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Smith, Jr, a daughter, Peggy Jean McCoy; a half-brother, Winford Gillum; and two sisters, Alice and Joyce Gillum.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 13, at North Side Baptist Church in Eudora with Bros. Monty Meek and James Kitchens officiating. Burial was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

August 24

Joseph Terrell Adcock

Joseph Terrell Adcock, 32, of Monticello died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born December 19, 1978, in Drew County, he was a construction worker and welder and a member of Cominto Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, liked to rodeo, loved watching NASCAR and to ride.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Pete and Brenda Adcock of Monticello; his mother and step-father, Gwen and Timothy Craig of Hamburg; three brothers, Scotty Chatman of Mabelvale, Brandon Cox and wife Amanda of Wilmar and Daniel Cox and wife Stephanie of Lakeland, GA; two sisters, Brittany Adcock and husband Ronnie of Monticello and Jennifer Lawrence and husband Josh of Wilmar; his grandparents, Ernest and Daisy Mae Adcock of Little Rock, Max and Bonnie McCabe of Monticello, Joan Hill of Monticello, Shelma Craig of Hamburg, and Martha Nichols of Monticello; his best friend, Colby Snow; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 18, in the Cominto Baptist Church with burial at the Rash Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Guest book at www.stephenson dearman.com.

Mildred Tumlison Pamplin

Mildred Tumlison Pamplin, 95, of Portland died Thursday, August 18, 2011, at her grandson's residence. A native of Missouri and a resident of Portland for over 65 years, she was a homemaker and an active member of the Portland Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was an avid reader, bird watcher, and loved nature. She is survived by two grandsons, David Pamplin and wife Kristy of Monticello and Graham Pamplin of Pickens; a special friend, Emma Jean Poole of McGehee; a sister, Nellie High of Gulfport, MS; three great-grandchildren, Cole, Tyler and Leslie Pamplin; two great-great-grandchildren, Hayden and Tristen Pamplin and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Pamplin, in 1998; a son, Gene Pamplin, in 2003; her parents, James and Emma Vieth Tumlison; and three brothers, Alfred "Dude," James, Jr. "Jim" and James "Son" Tumilson.

A grave-side memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 24, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Carl Mason officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association, 901 University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207 or the Portland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 86, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

August 31

Ruby Caine

Ruby Caine, 70, of the Snyder community west of Montrose, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, at her son's residence. She was a lifelong resident of Ashley County and had worked for over 32 years as a machine operator at Hamburg Shirt Factory and for five years at Superior Surgical in Hamburg. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Hamburg.

She is survived by one son, Dale Caine and wife Jean of Snyder; three daughters, Patricia Cherry Hunter and husband Clarence of Redfield, Gail Masters and husband Kenneth of Bastrop, LA, and Glenda Thomas of Princeton, LA, one brother, Bobby Slaughter and wife Della of Hamburg; three sisters, Estelle Griffin of Greenville, MS, Marion Buttenham of Hamburg and Barbara Kirkland and husband William of Tuscaloosa, AL; thirteen grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Caine; three sons, Harold, Jr., Willie Clarence and James Ervin Caine; her parents, Dock Wilson and Lovettie Pruitt Slaughter; two brothers, John Allen and Buddy Slaughter; and four sisters, Shirley D. Hart, Alvie Dansy, Agnes Slaughter and Martha McDonald.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, at First United Pentecostal Church with Bros. Charles Townsend and Stanley Keeley officiating. Pallbearers are Harold Yandell, Joe Winters, Frankie White, Gary Walton, Brandon Fitch and Jason Gowetskit. Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren. Burial will follow at the Snyder Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Billy Nute Carter

Billy Nute Carter, 80, of Crossett died on Friday, August 26, 2011, at his residence. Born on December 20, 1930, to John Erwin and Syleathye Annie Walser Carter in Crossett, he was a member of Wallers Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a retired supervisor for Chase Bag Plant and enjoyed being a cattle farmer after retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Grantham Carter of Crossett; one son, Billy Bryan Carter and wife Barbara of Fort Smith; four daughters, Rochelle Moss of Hot Springs, Rhonda Avery and husband Mike of Hamburg, Renee Carter of New Jersey and Melissa Wooten and husband Rodney of Crossett; one stepson, Kirk Staring of Hamburg; three stepdaughters, Retta Franklin and husband Tom of Baton Rouge, LA, Yvette Druckenmiller and husband Brian of Cabot and Christal Starling of Hamburg; one sister, Ione Clark and husband Luke of Crossett; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Pauline Murphy; a brother, Johnny Frank Carter; and two granddaughters, Jennifer Carter and Breeze Starling.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 29, at Wallers Chapel United Methodist Church with Revs. Boyd Savage and Roy Grantham officiating.

Active pallbearers were Jonathan Moss, Steven Carter, Jason Carter, Jim Towers, Corey Crochet, Kirk Starling and Cody Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Pahal, Glen Allen Jenkins, Mike Watson, Micky Craig and Pine Lodge members. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Wallers Chapel United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 661, Crossett, AR 71635 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Carl Robinson

Carl Robinson, 74, of Hamburg died Saturday, August 20, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He had lived many years of his life in Los Angeles, CA, and was a retired factory worker, and a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness of Hamburg. He loved to play dominos and checkers and was very musically inclined.

He is survived by four sons, Rickey Tippie of Hamburg, Carl Robinson, Jr., of Texas and Joe Carl Robinson and Shawn Robinson of Los Angeles; one daughter, Earlene Robinson of New York, NY, three step-daughters, Charbonnet Foster and Tia Smith of Hamburg and Erica Jackson and husband LaQuinton of Monticello; two sisters, Ossie Richardson and husband Elum of Hamburg and Fannie Jewel Robinson of Los Angeles; five grandchildren and a host of other family and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise "Tiny" Robinson; his parents, Jim and Mattie Brandon Robinson; five sisters, Elizabeth Colbert, Roxie Cook, Carrie Grayson, Alene Rucker and Beatrice Huggins; and six brothers, Alfred, Norris, Leon, Edward, Jim, and Clint Robinson.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 27, at Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness with Elder Robert Adams officiating. Pallbearers were Shawn Robinson, Myron Tucker, Morris Richardson, Joe Carl Robinson, Rickey Robinson, and Lonell Richardson. Burial was at the Robinson Cemetery in Hamburg under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.crom wellfuneralhome.net.

Nicky Lee Skender

Nicky Lee Skender, 35, of Crossett, died Sunday, August 28, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Denver, CO, a resident of Crossett for the past nine years and a former resident of Fountain Hill, she graduated from Fountain Hill High School and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Whisler.

She is survived by her husband, Steven A. "Tony" Skender of Crossett; a son, Caleb Skender of Crossett; two step-daughters, Angela Holland of Hamburg and Nikki Vargas of Rogers; her mother, Aldean Whisler of Crossett; two brothers, Danny Whisler of Crossett and Jimmy Stewart of Virginia; five step-grandchildren and three nephews.

A private burial will be held in the Hogue Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Billy A. Stell, Jr.

Billy A. Stell, Jr., 90, of Hamburg died Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of Hamburg, he worked for Georgia-Pacific's plywood mill for 38 years and was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by a grandson, Billy Bozeman and wife Ruthie of Hamburg; a granddaughter, Debbie Rogers of El Dorado; four great-grandchildren, Grace Rogers and Justin Rogers, Ashley Greene and Courtney Keller; a great-great-grandchild, Nicolas Mondragon; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Bozeman Stell, in 2003; a son, Zack Bozeman, in 1988; his parents, William and Carrie Croswell Stell; five sisters, Velma Stell Sullivan, Doris Stell Smith, Nadine Stell Kelley, Katie Stell Chadwick and Mildred Stell Tucker; and a brother, Edward Stell.

Grave-side funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 27, in the Promise Land Cemetery with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Steven Kelley, Kevin Smith, Jimmy Mack Sullivan, Sammy Wallace, Billy Stafford, Scotty Stafford, Haskell Carpenter and Charles Carpenter.

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

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