March 2

Juanita Smith Anderson

Juanita Lee Smith Anderson, 75, of Hamburg died Sunday, February 27, 2011, at her residence. A native of Tuckerman and a resident of Hamburg for the past three months, she lived in Portland for 35 years. She retired from Delta Trust Bank of Parkdale in 1998 and enjoyed needle point crafting and reading.

She is survived by a son, Randal (Randy) Anderson and wife Karen of Marion; three daughters, Vickie Anderson of Hamburg, Denise Kile and husband Dale of Lindale, TX, and Kerri Pennington and husband Steven of Crossett; a brother, Johnny Wallace Hill, Jr., and wife Ann of Green Cove Springs, Florida; nine grandchildren, Michelle Elmore and husband, John "JJ" Elmore, Jr., of Montrose, Misty Schneider and husband James "Jim" of Dittmer, MO, Brian Wenberg of Carl Junction, MO, Lisa Early and husband Joel of Marion, Richard Kile of Dallas, TX, William Kile of Monroe, LA, Kaitlyn Pennington of Crossett, Collin Pennington of Little Rock and Colby Pennington of Texarkana; 13 great-grandchildren, Chancelor, Victor Ryan, Hannah and Jamie Elmore, Raven Paige and Lacey Lowey, Taylor and Tabitha Williams, Briana Irons, Jaden and James "Jamie" Schneider, Silas Wenberg and Oliver Pennington; a great-great-grandchild, Bentley Lynn Hill Elmore; a niece, Cynthia "Cindy" Hill Gause and daughter Hanna Gause; a nephew, Jeffery "Jeff" Hill and wife Cheryl and son Jaylen, all of Jacksonville, Florida; 12 cousins and numerous other extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Joe T. Anderson, in 2006; her father, George Walter Smith, Jr., and her mother, Sylla May Anderson Smith Hill.

A memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at the Sardis Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Selby officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591. Cremation arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Viola Bass

Viola Bass, 85. of Wilmot died Thursday, February 24, 2011, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Wilmot, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Jimmy Bass and wife Ruth of Kilbourne, LA, Albert "A.B." Bass and wife Brenda of Wilmot and Lamar Bass and wife Sandra of Little Rock; one daughter, Mary Brooks and husband Lacey of Wilmot; two brothers, Jimmy Lee McAdoo and wife Earlene of Kansas City, MO, and Billy Ray McAdoo and wife Dorothy of Smackover; one sister, Lula Scurvy of Kansas City, MO; 37 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lindsey "Jack" Bass; two sons, John William Bass and William Lindsey Bass, Jr.; three daughters, Annie Pearl Clark, Helen Marie Brown and Emma Jean Bass; her parents, Jimmy and Sarah Johnson McAdoo; her step-mother, Emma McAdoo; and four brothers, Jimmy D., Rev. George, Clarence, and L. McAdoo.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. James Crockett officiating. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Bass, Jr., Calvin Bass, William Lewis, Steven Brooks, Darren McAdoo and Brandon Brown. Burial will be in St. Martha Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book online at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Charles Martin

Charles "Bush Hog" Martin, 49, of Hamburg died Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of the Martinville community north of Hamburg, he was a truck driver, heavy equipment operator and a member of the Martinville Baptist Church. He was an avid coon, squirrel and deer hunter and a member of the J & J Deer Camp. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ferrell Martin of Hamburg; two daughters, Brittany "Nikki" Martin of Hamburg and Heather Croft of Tupelo, MS; his parents, Carl Frank "Butch" and Gladys Rice Martin; a brother, Frankie Martin and wife Christie; a sister, Cindy Yates and husband, Joe Fred; his grandmother, Pauline Martin, all of Hamburg; five granddaughters, Dinah, Alexia, Lindsley, Ashton and Angela; a special friend and cousin, Randy Martin; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie Martin, Cecil & Abbie Rice.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, February 25, at the Martinville Baptist Church with Bros. James Thompson and Ryan McRae officiating. Burial was at the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chuck White, Randy Griffith, Michael Fred Oliver, Thomas Glenn Walters, Jeff Myers and Glen Walters. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Withers, Steven Pennington, Greg Gifford, Frank Wesson, Carl John McGilton, Clayton McGilton, Justin Martin, Dakota Martin, Chaz Hattaway, Shannon Veasey, Lee Troy Ware and Jimbo Mashburn.

Memorials may be made to Martinville Baptist Church, c/o Barry Savage, 129 Wright Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Henry Parker, Jr.

Henry Parker, Jr., 94, of Wilmot died Friday, February 18, 2011, at Lake Village Rehab Care Center. He was a lifelong resident of Wilmot, was retired from the Georgia Pacific plywood mill and was a deacon at First Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sons, Kenneth R. Woods and wife Rose of Sykesville, MD, Leo Patrick Woods and wife Veronica of Oakland, CA, and Santonio Lemon of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Gwendolyn Wilder of Chicago, IL, and Pricilla Lemon of Monroe, LA; one sister, Woodzell Nancy Moore of Wilmot; and one granddaughter, Lisa Wilder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lonnie Hunter Parker; his parents, Henry and Maggie Waters Parker; five brothers, George, Thurman, Arthur, Cleotha and Stokes; and one sister, Pearl Lindsey.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 26, at First Baptist Church in Wilmot. Pallbearers included Carl Mackie, Kenneth Evans, Cleveland Parker, Herbert Shelton, Charles Kitchen and Robert Kitchen. Honorary pallbearers included Santonio Lemon, Korell Lindsey, Kenneth Lindsey, Jr., Kenneth Woods, Toby Price, Leo Woods and Lorenzo Woods. Burial followed at the Second Baptist Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book is available at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Robert Patton

Robert Patton, 62, of Crossett died Friday, February 25, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a retired truck driver and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Thad Woods of Texarkana, AR; one daughter, Christina Patton of Hamburg; two brothers, Leroy and John Patton of Crossett; two sisters, Robbie Brown and husband Ricky of Crossett, and Mary Patton of New Edinburgh; and a companion, Mittie Ree Hawkins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Althea Nichols Patton; and a brother, George Michael Patton.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 4, in the First Baptist Church with Revs. Kelvin Galloway and Jesse Radford officiating. Pallbearers will be Johnny Dupree, Jzell Block, David Childress, Johnny Gaston, Albert Goodwin and Sherman Dawkins. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Visitation is Thursday, March 3, from 6-8 p.m. Guest book is available at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Herbert Lloyd Wood

Herbert Lloyd Wood, 58, of Crossett died Sunday, February 27, 2011. He was born on September 22, 1952, in Dermott to Herbert Lee and Elizabeth Kilcrease Wood. Mr. Wood had been a salesman.

Survivors include one daughter, Erin Wood; his father, Herbert Wood of Crossett; three brothers, Lawrence Wood of Hattiesburg, MS, Leon Wood of Hamburg and Louis Wood of Crossett; abd two sisters, Patti Brantley of Harrison and Pam Smith of Crossett.

The family will have a private burial with arrangements made by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

March 9

Mattie Bell Avery

Mattie Bell Avery, 78, of Little Rock died Monday, March 7, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Little Rock where she lived for the past three years. She was a native of Calhoun, LA, and had lived in Lake Village. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pilgrim Valley Baptist Church in Little Rock, formerly a member of Brown Temple Church in Portland.

She is survived by eight sons, Ester Avery, Jr., and wife Josephine and Charles Avery of Little Rock, Robert Avery and wife Claudia of Monticello, Percy Avery of Battle Creek, MI, Frankie Avery of Kansas City, MO, Andrew Avery of Atlanta, GA, Jeffrey Avery of Fairfield, CA, and Patrick Avery of Oakland, CA; six daughters, Dorothy Matheney of Douglasville, GA, Martha Scales and husband Othell, Rosemary Bethune and Sandra Moore and husband Edwin of Little Rock, Stephanie Avery of St. Louis, MO, and Sylvia Meads and husband John of Dermott; two brothers, Rufus Lee of Monroe, LA, and Eddie Lee; and one sister, Doris Rollins and husband Larry of Monroe.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ester Avery; one son, Dave Avery; her parents, Grady and Picola Henderson Dunnaway; and one sister, Bessie Dunnaway.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Brown Temple Baptist Church in Portland. Burial be at the Portland Cemetery #2 under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

Ronnie Atkins

Ernest Ronald "Ronnie" Atkins, 71, of Crossett died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at his residence. Born on January 20, 1940, in Crossett to the late Ernest Martin and Bernice McNeely Atkins, Mr. Atkins was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. His favorite hobby was time spent golfing. He was a former owner of Atkins Electric and was a master electrician for A&N Electric for many years and was a member of First Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ann Atkins of Crossett; two sons, Ronald Keith Atkins of El Dorado and Cory Wayne Atkins of Crossett; one brother, Tim Atkins of Monticello; and two sisters, Deanna Smith of Malvern and Nan Carter of Monticello.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at the First Church of God with Bro. Mike Ebert officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Johnny Brown, Larry Linder, Richard Clark, Gerry Rodgers, David Barnes and Phillip Pennington. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Lofton, Tim Pettit, Gary Dean Gilbert, Dennis Meeks and Hubert Riley.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Bradley County Memorial Program, 901 N. University Ave. Little Rock, AR 72207. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Mary Etta Baker Burson

Mary Etta Baker Burson, 98, of Strong died Monday, February 28, 2011 at Oak Ridge Nursing Home. Born September 18, 1912, in Hickory Flat, MS, to Rev. Elijah Alvie Baker and Lucy Jane Wright Baker, she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Strong.

Survivors include her daughter, Dianne Ballard and husband Robert of Crossett; three sons, Elliott Burson and wife Ann and Jerry Burson and wife Sarah of Strong and Mike Burson of Little Rock; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Ernest Clyde "Pete" Burson; four brothers, Guy, Charley, Alvie and Kermit Baker; four sisters, Kiley Goode, Etta Bradshaw, Lura Crump and Lucy Mae Hendrix; and grandchildren, Angela Lee, Karla Renee & Lewis Bryan Burson.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at First Baptist Church in Strong with Scott Baker and Scotty Guillot officiating. Burial followed at the Strong Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. Online guest registry at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

John Clifton Carpenter, Jr.

John Clifton Carpenter, Jr., 83, of Crossett died Monday, February 28, 2011. Born on January 2, 1928, in Promise Land to John Clifton, Sr., and Beulah Hall Edwards Carpenter, Mr. Carpenter was a World War II U. S. Navy veteran. He was a retired sales manager for Georgia Pacific Corp., and an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and spent many days golfing at Prairie Country Club.

Survivors include three sons, Michael E. Carpenter of Wright, John C. Carpenter, III, of Owasso, OK, and his children, Staci and John Cody Carpenter and James F. Carpenter of Monroe, GA, and his daughter Zoey Kathleen Carpenter; one daughter, Rebecca Weidman of Cabot and her son, Erick Carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dorothy Nell Aiken Carpenter.

Grave-side services were at 1 p.m., Friday, March 4, at the Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Roy Craig officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Steven Paul Donaldson

Steven Paul Donaldson, 44, of Crossett died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at his residence. Born on January 7, 1967, in Crossett to Willie Frank and Neva Jane Allen Donaldson, he was an employee of Georgia Pacific and a member of Meridian Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and riding his four wheeler with his dog.

Survivors include his wife, Blanche Morgan Donaldson of Crossett; one daughter, Jessica Barnum and husband Mitchell of Ada, OK; his father, Willie Frank Donaldson of Crossett; three brothers, Jerry Allen Donaldson of Warren and Randy Eugene Donaldson and Tommy Len Donaldson of Crossett; and two grandchildren, Morgan and Brock Barnum. He was preceded in death by his mother, Neva Donaldson.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 5, at Meridian Baptist Church with Bro. Kevin McDaniels officiating. Pallbearers were Tommy Clark, Robert Spaulding, Stan Stahley, Brian Mauser, Morris Herrington and Dickie Meeks.

Burial followed at Hickory Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Louise Jefferson

Louise Jefferson, 81, of Crossett died Monday, February 28, 2011, at the Ashley County Memorial Hospital. A native of Charleston, MS, and a resident of Crossett for over 52 years, she was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Crossett. She enjoyed working word puzzles and watching television game shows.

She is survived by four sons, Johnny Jefferson, Jr., and wife Elouise of Silver Springs, MD, Lionel Jefferson and wife Leann of Kansas City, KS, Dennis Jefferson of Fairfield, CA, and Wayne Jefferson and wife Dianne of Sacramento, CA; four daughters, Rose Sims and husband Michael of Crossett, Patricia Matheney of Crossett and Constance and husband Julius DeBerry of Jackson and Regina Smith and husband James of Jackson, TN; one adopted brother, Charles and wife Helen Brown of Crossett; her special care giver, Keyshon Langstaff of Crossett; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Jefferson; one daughter, Sherry Jefferson; one son, Vaughn Jefferson; her parents, Frank and Emma Robinson Jefferson; and one grandson, Jason Jefferson.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ in Crossett with Revs. Julius DeBerry, Sr., and Roy Matheney, Jr., officiating. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book available at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Arline Pearson Lloyd

Arline Pearson Lloyd, 73, of Lacey died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Crossett. Born November 4, 1937, in Ashley County, she was the widow of Arlon Lloyd, a retired cattle farmer, grocery store and cafe owner, caregiver and homemaker. She was a member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church where she started the Prairie Grove Community Building fund drive and enjoyed cooking and quilting. She was the daughter of the late Frank Harold Pearson and Edith Mae Downey Pearson and was preceded in death by a son, Frankie Lloyd.

Survivors include one grandson, Brandon Lloyd and wife Brandy of Prairie Grove; one brother, Frank Douglas Pearson of Lacey; one sister, Mary Carolyn Stanley of Hamburg; a daughter-in-law, Janice Lloyd of Prairie Grove; two great-granddaughters, Carlee Lloyd and Jolie Lloyd; her step-grandchildren, Wade Pennington and Lynn Rice; five step-great-grandchildren; her aunt, Maxine Pearson of Crossett; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 4, at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with burial following at the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello. Guest book at www.stephenson dearman.com.

Johnny Lee Lucas, Sr.

Johnny Lee Lucas, Sr., 72, of Lake Village died at his home on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Born on December 31, 1938, in Wilmot to the late Booker T. and Florence Lucas, he was a retired farm worker.

Survivors include his wife, Inez Lucas; three children, Johnny L. Lucas, Jr., and wife Lena of Conway, Derrick Lucas and friend Teresa Tolliver of Lake Village and Crystal Lucas of Lake Village; one stepdaughter, Lesheta Wright of Little Rock; three brothers, John Henry Lucas, Sr., and wife Dorothy of North Carolina, Booker T. Lucas, Jr., and wife Betty of Lake Village and Lee Vell Lucas, Sr., of Eudora; two sisters, Erma Jean Lucas of Lake Village and Shirley Faye Vanlandingham of DeWitt; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Woodson Temple Baptist Church in Lake Village with Rev. C. S. Spencer officiating. Burial followed at the Johnson Cemetery in Wilmot with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Ann McCandless

Ann McCandless, 67, of Crossett died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was a native of Wilmot but resided in Crossett for the past 40 years. She was retired from the Georgia Pacific paper mill, was a Baptist and a veteran of the U. S. Army.

She is survived by three sons, Justin McCandless of Bartow, FL, Shawn McCandless and Cade McCandless, both of Crossett; one daughter, Heather McCandless Johnson of Crossett; two sisters, Ethel Gurettezz of St. Louis, MO, and Beatrice Hollis of Crossett; four grandchildren, Devon Swain, Dayna King, Brooklyn King and Michael McCandless; and two great-grandchildren, Braidon Swain and Brennon Allison.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick and Pearl Bowline Kincaid; three brothers, Roy, Troy and Buddy Earl Kincaid; and one sister, Georgia Kincaid.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, Cromwell Funeral Home in Hamburg with Minister Lee Padilla officiating. Burial will be at Cleveland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin McCandless, Cade McCandless and West King. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Guest book available at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Rawls Pierce

Rawls Pierce, 90, of Crossett died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Stonegate Villa Health & Rehab. Born on February 27, 1921, in Rawls to Thomas and Elizabeth Rawls Pierce, he was a graduate of Crossett High School, Ouachita Baptist University and New Orleans Baptist Seminary. He pastored Southern Baptist churches in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Alaska. Mr. Pierce retired from the pastorate in 1987 but continued to serve churches on an interim basis for as long as he was able and continued to teach a men's Bible class in Sunday school at Mount Olive Baptist Church until 2009 where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Merle Farmer Pierce of Crossett; one brother, Gene Pierce of Prattsville, AL; two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Sandra Kaye; two sisters, Grace Hill and Martiel Lee; and three brothers, John, Jimmy and Thomas Pierce.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge and David Tohlen officiating. Pallbearers were Mark Pierce, Don Pierce, Andy Pierce, Johnny Lee, Richard Lee and James Pierce. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Adult Men's Sunday School Class. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop, LA, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Ouachita Baptist University, P. O. Box 3762, Arkadelphia, AR 71998 or Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1533 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Bradley Dean Swan

Bradley Dean Swan, 32, of Hamburg died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at his residence. A native of Hamburg and a resident of Hamburg and Crossett all of his life, he was a farm laborer and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by a son, Brady Austin Swan of Hamburg; a daughter, Claire Elizabeth Swan of Montrose; his mother, Tammy Swan; his step-father, Mike Carter, both of Crossett; two brothers, Michael Preston Carter of Crossett and Ryan Austin of Geep; his grandfather, Norman Swan of Hamburg; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Dean Austin; and his grandparents, Henry and Peggy Austin and Linda McCollum.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 5, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. James Morris officiating. Burial was at the Carlock Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lamar Vestal, Austin Vestal, Shane Austin, Ryan Austin, Blake Swan and Michael Oliver. Memorials may be made to the Carlock Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Mike Bays, 131 Ashley Road 462, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Herbert Lee Wells

Herbert Lee Wells, 72, of Farmerville, LA, died Saturday, March 5, 2011. He was retired from Georgia Pacific, was an United States Army veteran, serving in Germany for three years, and was a member of the Crossett Riding Club and the Masonic Lodge of Crossett. His hobbies included riding horses and fishing.

Survivors are his wife, Julia Wells of Farmerville; two sons, Clayte Wells of Willis, TX, and Aubry Wells and wife Carrie of Crossett; three daughters, Kimberly Murphy of Atlanta, GA, Lee Ann Tygress of St. Francisville, LA, and Barbara Sue Reese of Centerville, MS; one brother, Revis Wells of Crossett; seven grandchildren, Samantha Wells, Ethan Wells, Bryant Murphy, Jennifer Wells, Justin Tygress, Tanner Wells and Sidney Wells; four great-grandchildren; two god-mothers, Faye Rogers and Maude Rogers; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Revis and Vivian Lee Wells and Patricia Wells; and a brother, Bobby Wells.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 7, at the Evergreen Baptist Church with Bros. Charles Davis and J. L. Foster officiating. Burial was in Laran Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville. Pallbearers were Nolan Sesser, Larry Dennard, David Sesser, Sonny Auger, Belvin Han and David Walker.

Memorials may be made to Evergreen Baptist Church; 1300 Evergreen Rd; Bernice, LA 71222

Online condolences may be sent to www.farrarfh.com.

March 16

Doris Grace Blankenship

Doris Grace Blankenship, 84, of Crossett died Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker and a member of West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard and cooking fried pies.

Mrs. Blankenship is survived by her husband of 67 years, Doyle Blankenship, Sr., two sons, Doyle Blankenship, Jr., and wife Judy and Bruce Blankenship and wife Rita of Crossett; three daughters, Betty Tyson and husband Alex, Charlotte McDonald and Carolyn Crow, all of Crossett; one sister, Belle Morgan of Amarillo, TX; ten grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Minnie Lochala Barnett; one grandson, Matthew Lee Tyson; five brothers, Arthur, Ted, Fred, Oliver and Floyd Barnett; and two sisters, Agnes Irby and Mattie Pitchford.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a..m. Monday, March 14, at West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Clayton Hales and Joel Meredith officiating. Active pallbearers were Cliff Gee, Tony Blankenship, Greg Blankenship, Brad Blankenship, Mark Tyson and Doug Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Young, Kenny Clark, Paul Gilbert, Sonny Hicks, Brady Tyson and Kole Maxwell.

Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Donald Bruton

Donald Bruton, 74, of Crossett died Monday, March 7, 2011. Born on October 4, 1936, in Fordland, MO, to William Henry, Sr., and Lucille Edna Gussler Bruton, Mr. Bruton was an auto mechanic and a member of Beech Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sons, Tony Bruton of Humble, TX, Larry Layton, Johnny and Gregory Bruton of Crossett and Luther Layton, Jr., of Tiptonville, TN, two daughters, Belinda McCartey of West Monroe, LA, and Vicky Rodriguez of Fountain, CO; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Floy Laverne "Lavon" Bruton; a grandson, Derrick Rodriguez; a great-grandson, Joshua Parrish; one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, at Beech Street Baptist Church with Bro. Donnie DuBose officiating. Pallbearers were Jerry McCarty, Brian Tanksley, Frankie Tanksley, Larry Layton, Coleton Sinclair, Carroll Parker, Rick Sinseen and Phillip Tanksley. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Henry Caldwell

Henry "Papsy Daddy" Caldwell, 79, of Portland died Friday, March 4, 2011, in Maumelle. A native of Portland, a retired farmer and a member of the Brown Temple Baptist Church, he loved to tell stories and was is an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose Rice Caldwell; three sons, Henry Caldwell, Jr., of Tampa, FL, Cleveland Caldwell of Portland and Kenneth Caldwell of Dallas, TX; three daughters, Karen Caldwell of Maumelle, Sonya Simpson and husband Paul of North Little Rock and Mary Caldwell of Little Rock; two brothers, Cleveland Caldwell of Little Rock and John Hodges of Columbus, GA; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Hope Frances Caldwell, and his parents, Thomas and Novella Rice Caldwell.

Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Portland #2 Baptist Church with Rev. Lewis Meadows officiating. Pallbearers were Phillip Williams, Ricky Webb, Marcus Johnson, Jesse Turner, Charles Bynum and David Collins. Burial followed at Portland Cemetery #2 with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Cecil "Pete" Hollis

Cecil B. "Pete" Hollis, Jr., 65, of Hamburg died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at his residence. A native of Portland and a resident of Hamburg and Fountain Hill most of his life, he graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1963 and Arkansas A & M in Monticello. He served as Fountain Hill High School principal for one year and worked for Georgia-Pacific for over 30 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg and a member of the Fountain Creek Hunting Camp.

He is survived by a son, Chuck Hollis and wife Stephanie of Hamburg; his mother, Synithia Mae Foster Hollis; a brother, Charles Hollis and wife Cynthia; a sister, Ruth Riels and husband Glynn, all of Fountain Hill; a grandson, Chance Hollis; a host of nieces and nephews and a special friend, Gwendolen Davenport of Bastrop, LA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon O'Neal Hollis, in 2007; his granddaughter, Mia Rose Hollis, in 2004; his father, Cecil B Hollis, in 1980; and a brother, Lon E. Hollis in 2007.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial was to follow at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Alan Riels, Andy Riels, A.J. Riels, Drew Riels, Tommy Hollis; Kyle O'Neal, Ronnie Adams and Will Cooper. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Paul Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church and members of Fountain Creek Deer Camp. Memorials may be made to the Mia Rose Hollis Memorial Garden, c/o Ashley County Medical Center, P. O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Michael Patrick Johnson

Michael Patrick "Pac-Rat" Johnson, 46, of Hamburg died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at his daughter's home in Saratoga. He was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a disabled timber worker, a member of the Martinville Baptist Church and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his vegetable garden.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Christy Murphy Johnson; four daughters, Tiffany, Hollie Harris and husband Shane, Destiny and Cheyenn Johnson of Hamburg; his parents, Fulton and Dorothy Johnson of Hamburg; four brothers, Danny and wife Tina, Edward and wife Judy, Rodney and wife Krystalle and Jason and wife Joy Johnson, all of Hamburg; two sisters, Julie Coulter and husband Ronald of Hamburg and Barbara Lowery and husband, Authur; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Wayne Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17, Martinville Baptist Church with Bro. Travis Roberts officiating. Burial will be at Judson Cemetery un

der the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Robert Edwards, Christopher Johnson, Beau Abernation, Calvin Stewart, Luther Smith and Benny Ray Triglet. Visitation will be Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Guestbook is available at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net

March 23

Lardell Canley

Lardell Canley, 55, of Crossett died Monday, March 14, 2010. He was born in Alto, TX, to the late Malvin Canley and Earnestine (Gilliam) Canley on March 31, 1955. The family moved to the Crossett area in 1958. He graduated from Crossett High School in 1973, and after graduation, he went to truck driving school and continued driving trucks until his death. He was a faithful member of New Jerusalem #2 Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors are two sons, Dewayne Watson-Canley of Little Rock and Justin Tate of California; one daughter, Canika Bradford of Berkeley, CA; his mother, Earnestine Canley of Crossett; one sister, Clarice and husband Walter Hendrix of Bastrop, LA; four brothers, Malvin Canley, Jr., and Raymond Canley of Crossett, Donny R. Canley of Valejo, CA, and Russell and wife Betina Canley of Bastrop; three uncles, three aunts and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Calvin "Odell" Canley.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 18, at News Jerusalem #2 Missionary Baptist Church in Bastrop with Rev. Norselles Holmes officiating. Pallbearers were the deacons of New Jerusalem #2 Missionary Baptist Church and the Men's Sunday School Class. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Crossett class of 1973.

Burial followed at the Ryles Cemetery in White under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Letitia Dickerson

Letitia Renee Wimberly Dickerson, 43, of Crossett died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, OK. She was a 1985 honor graduate of Crossett High School, furthered her education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer mathematics in 1990. In May, 2008, she received a Master of Science degree in higher education from Arkansas Tech University. She was employed with Georgia Pacific's paper operations as a customer service specialist/scheduling clerk. She was a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church where she worked diligently with the youths and in capacities such as writing plays/skits, singing, directing the choir and speaking.

She is survived by her husband of nineteen years, LeMoyne "Butch" Dickerson, Sr.; one son, LeMoyne "Butch" Dickerson, Jr., of Crossett; one daughter, Morgan T. Dickerson of Conway; her mother, DeLores F. Wimberly of Crossett; her mother-in-law, Norma Jean Love of Crossett; three brothers, Curtis Pugh of Little Rock, Cornell Wimberly of Dallas, TX, and Terrell Wimberly of Crossett; six sisters, Valerie Postell, Wondrous Wilson and LaMonda Swann and husband Daniel of Dallas, TX, Tameka Wright and husband Fred of Crossett, Debra Wimberly of Los Angeles, CA, and Dr. Mattie Yvette Wimberly of Hawkins, TX; two special nephews, Kendrick and Javari Wright; a special sister, Wanda Owens and husband Chester of Hamburg; a god-sister, Minister Rachel Luckett of Little Rock; three special friends, LaCeasha Turner, Rita Spencer and Betty Ray of Crossett; and a host of other family and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her father, Nolton Eugene Wimberly; a sister, Joyce Wimberly Colen; and a brother-in-law, Eddie Colon.

Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Gates Chapel AME Church with Revs. Dominic Mayweather and Walter Witherspoon officiating. Pallbearers will be Deion Lewis, Reginald Spencer, Tracy Vann, Jesse Tate, Marvin Johnson, and Audwin Bradford. Honorary pallbearers are Crossett High School class of 1985 members and Georgia Pacific Tissue Shipping Department workers. Visitation will be Friday, March 25, from 6-7 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home in Hamburg. Burial will be at the Westview Cemetery.

Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

Sherley Ann Goree

Sherley Ann Goree, 66, of Crossett died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born on February 17, 1945, in Hamburg the late Isaiah and Precious Tucker Adams, she was a nurse at Beverly Health Care in Wilmot for a number of years and her favorite pastime was traveling. She married the late Thomas Goree on June 30, 2000.

Survivors include her children, Carl Robinson of Hot Springs, Orlando Robinson of Crossett, Ann Kimberly of Warren, Kenneth Robinson of Crossett, Nolten Mason and wife Charmaine of Milwaukee, WI, Lora Tolfree of Crossett, Linda Taylor and husband Rodney of Mississippi and Tony Goree and wife Felicia, Frederick Goree, David Wade and wife Joyce, all of Crossett; her brothers, Jerry Collins and James Goree of Crossett and Woody Collins of Hamburg; her sisters, Brenda Washington and Katy Logan and husband Ernest of Hamburg, Berniece Edward and Versie Bell of California, Joyce Frazier and husband Ricky of Kentucky, Mary Withers and Juanita Perkins of Crossett, Cynthia Collins of Little Rock and Georgia Cheadle and husband Don of Texas; and 18 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Martiel Gibbs; her children, Cynthia Goree, Willie Marvin Goree, Johnny Goree, Ricky Robinson, Kenneth Collins and Michael Collins; and a sister, Bobbie Sue Gibbs.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 19, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Jesse Radford and Murlee Carter officiating. Pallbearers were Ricky Parker, Eddie Thompson, Perall Hampton, Wardel Herman, Emilio Cason and Eric Goree. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Moore, Manuel Black, Albert Goodwin, Damon Brown and Frankie Johnson. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Earline Crain Hodge

Earline Crain Hodge, 89, a 35-year resident of Greensboro, NC, died March 12, 2011. She was born in Florence, Arkansas, on December 13, 1921, and also lived in Crossett, Baltimore, Maryland, and Arlington Heights, Illinois. Mrs. Hodge was an active member of the Muir's Chapel Methodist Church and PEO. She also volunteered at blood drives with the American Red Cross.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Don Q. Hodge; their four children: Martha Bush and husband Richard of Fairfax, VA, Mary Kuntz and husband Dan and Sue Johnson of Greensboro and Don Hodge, Jr., and wife Debbie of Sandy Ridge, NC; six grandchildren, Sharmon Bush Kollet and husband Grant, Andrew Bush and wife Samar, Sarah Johnson, Luke Kuntz and wife Cheryl, Jamie Kuntz and Emily Kuntz; and two great-grandchildren, Sebastian Bush and Cal Kollet.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church with Revs. John Kale and Vance Lowe officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisand dick.com.

Lyndal Glenn Jackson, Jr.

Lyndal Glenn Jackson Jr., 63, of Crossett died Monday, March 14, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born on August 10, 1947, in Fountain Hill to Lyndal Glenn, Sr., and Shirley Gifford Jackson, Mr. Jackson was a Baptist. He enjoyed softball and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Kelley Jackson of Crossett; two sons, Steve Jackson and wife Lyn and Mickey Jackson, all of Parkers Chapel; one step-son, Bobby Kelley and wife Jennifer of Middleburg, FL; one daughter, Sherry Jackson Evans and husband Travis of Savannah, GA; three step-daughters, Vickie Turner and husband John and Robin Shaver and husband Jeff of Hot Springs and Jackie McMillan of Little Rock; his mother, Shirley Jordan of El Dorado; two brothers, Jerry Jackson and wife Judy of Monroe, LA, and Roger Jackson and wife Fannie of El Dorado; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He as preceded in death by his father, his first wife, Catherine Varniece Jackson; and three brothers, Ricky, Lloyd and Ronnie Jackson.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 17, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Charles Townsend officiating. Pallbearers were Steve Tolen, Steve Langley, Terry Darden, Doug Jackson, Curt Nelms and Harold Pruitt. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Jackson and Justin Goudy. Burial followed at Resthaven Cemetery in El Dorado. www.jonesservice.com.

Charles Lavern Langley

Charles Lavern Langley, 74, of Hamburg died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born on April 5, 1936, in Hot Springs to Henry L. and Elizabeth Vurnal Hodges Langley, Mr. Langley graduated from Magnolia High School in 1955 and had been a lab tech for Georgia Pacific. He enjoyed fishing and camping. A member of Gardner Baptist Church of Hamburg, he taught the Bible and ministered the gospel of Christ to others.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Dean Langley of Hamburg; one son, Steve Langley of Parker, CO; one daughter, Wendy Ritchie of Russellville; five grandchildren, Gavin Langley, Justin Langley, Stephen Langley, Chad Harris and Kara Ritchie; and two great-grandchildren, Jason Ritchie and Jordan Langley. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dovie Laggett; and two brothers, R. C. and Odell Langley.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Jim Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Derek Doss, Jeffrey Doss, Chad Harris, Gavin Langley, Phil Werne and Chris Doss. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Doss, R. B. Doss, E. L. Doss, Justin Langley and Stephen Langley. Burial followed at Unity Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Jarvis Lavaly

Jarvis Lavaly, 55, of Antioch, CA, died Saturday March 12, 2011, at his home in Antioch. He was a native of Crossett, a foreman for Berkeley Farms in Oakland, CA, and a member of the Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Antioch.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Patrice Lavaly; two daughters, Angelitue Lavaly and Jalisa Lavaly of Antioch, CA; his mother, Uneda Higgs Tillman and stepfather, Olive Tillman of Maumelle; one brother, Ronnie Crawford of Oakland; and a sister, Philisha Goree and husband Tony of Crossett.

He was preceded in death by his father, Archie Crawford; two brothers, Gary Green and Mark Crawford; and his grandparents, Clemmie C. and Lovenne Higgs.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11:00AM at New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Radford officiating. Pallbearers are Lee Simpson, Sherman Dawkins, Curtis Harris, Albert Goodwin, Tony Tatum, and Bobby Brown. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Irene Smith Mason

Irene Smith Mason, 97, of Crossett died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a native of Wilmot, a homemaker and a Baptist. Her passion was working in her flower garden, and she enjoyed traveling.

Mrs. Mason is survived by her two sons, Robert "Sony" Locke and wife Janice, of Tillar and William "Buddy" Smith and wife Shirley of Hamburg; three daughters, Nancy Hoover and husband Jim, of Ridgeland, WI, Billie Smith and husband Larry of Tyler and Mickie Franklin of Crossett; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, William "Bill" Smith and Earl Mason; one daughter, Merlene Kelly; three brothers, six sisters, and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jamie Staley officiating. Pallbearers are Westley Smith, John Creath, Charles Moore, Kasey White, Paul White and Charles Hayes. Visitation will be from 6-8 p. m. Tuesday, March 22, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery in Wilmot.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136.

Roberta Louise Nutter

Roberta Louise Nutter, 81, of Crossett died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born on January 8, 1930, in Bedford, KY, to Carl and Hazel Lorraine Andrews Barnett, Mrs. Nutter had been a clerk for Hudgens Drug Store and was a Presbyterian. She enjoyed working in her yard, bowling in the past and was a member of the Ladies Golf Association.

Survivors include two sons, James "Jimmy" Nutter of Crossett and Thomas Dewitt McCay of El Dorado; one daughter, Nanci McCay Sanders of Crossett; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Hugh Nutter; and a grandson, Thomas Adam McCay.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 20, at the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Pallbearers were Richard Edwards, Rusty Atchison, Mike Kelley, Bobby Carter, Darrell Wise and Jim Pettit. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Sara Olivia Posey

Sara Olivia Bingham Posey, 94, of Crossett died on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation after an extended illness. Born on November 4, 1916, in Meridian, MS, to Oscar Everitt and Abbie Cornelia Moseley Bingham, she was raised in the Aubrey community near Marianna. Mrs. Posey retired as hospital administrator after 30 years of service. On February 27, 1994, she married Ben Posey, a first marriage for her. She was a lifetime active member of the Crossett Book Club, and she and her husband published a series of short stories about their lives and the history of Crossett, Ashley and Drew counties.

Mrs. Posey was a member of First United Methodist Church and very active in the United Methodist Women organizations, having served in every official leadership position at one time or another and was a fixture on many church committees.

Survivors include her husband, John Benjamin Posey, Jr., of Crossett; her sister, Evelyn Cornelia Bingham Miller of Little Elm, TX; her sisters-in-law, Blanche Bingham of Little Rock and Zona Bingham of Clayton, LA; her step-son, Dr. John B. Posey, III, and wife Victoria of New Orleans, LA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Nathan Everitt Bingham and George Lewis Bingham; and her step-daughter, Linda Posey Fox.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Dr. Russell Moore officiating.

Burial followed at 1 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello 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.

Guest book at www.jones service.com.

Mary Rowton Spainhour

Mary Rowton Spainhour, 75, of Crossett died at her home in the early morning of Saturday, March 19, 2001. Born December 9, 1935, she had been a member of the Crossett First Baptist Church since August, 1956. She served for many years as the Acteen leader and served more than 20 years in the three year old nursery. She had also been a den mother for Cub Scouts, a member of the Crossett Band Boosters and was active in the Ashley County Genealogical Society.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Claude Spainhour, son Claude Timothy "Tim" Spainhour and wife Carla Gunnels Spainhour; and their three children, Preston James, Caroline Rae, and Wilson Thomas Spainhour; a son, Richard Presley "Rich" Spainhour and wife Catherine Smith Spainhour and their three children, Deirdre Gael, Rhiannon Clare and Áine Maeve Spainhour. She is also survived by two sisters, Julia Ann "Judy" Rowton Shook 7and her husband Roy Zearl Shook and Patricia Sue Rowton.

A memorial service was planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at First Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmie Lewis and Jamie Staley officiating after a private grave-side service at the Crossroads Cemetery. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Casa Para Ninos Aleluya, P. O. Box 12764, Lake Charles, LA 70612-2764. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

James Brown Stanley

James Brown Stanley, 75, of Crossett died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his residence. Born on July 15, 1935, in Lamar County, AL, to Charlie B. and Bessie Mae Pennington Stanley, he was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Stanley of Crossett; two sons, Mark Stanley and Jimmy Stanley of Crossett; one daughter, Terrie Hammett and husband Bob of Austin, TX; four brothers, Kenneth Stanley, Herman Stanley, Roland Stanley and Lowell Stanley, all of Crossett; three sisters, Pauline Johnson and Joyce Wilcox of Crossett and Mary Pollen of Jacksonville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Betty Katherine Stanley; and a sister, Dorothy Smith.

Grave-side services were held at 4 p.m., Monday, March 21, at the Simms Cemetery with Bro. David Tohlen officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

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Lori Ann Morris

Lori Ann Morris, 50, of De Queen died Monday, March 21, 2011, in Texarkana, Texas. Born April 16, 1960, in Crossett, she was a member of the De Queen Church of Christ.

Mrs. Morris is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chance Morris of Cordova, TN, and Jeffrey and Monique Jackson of Nashville, AR; her parents, Jim and Wanda Ozment Lloyd of Dierks; one brother and a sister-in-law, Ricky and Kim Lloyd of Dierks; one sister, Michelle Lloyd of Daisy; and four grandchildren, Rylee and Jett Jackson and Eva Reese and Ella Wilcox.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Dierks Church of Christ with Rodger Neeley officiating. Burial followed in the Dierks Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks. Guest book at www.wilkersonfuneral homes.com.

Suzzie Patrick Moss

Suzzie Patrick Moss, 53, of North Little Rock died Monday, March 21, 2011. Born Nov. 20, 1957, in Delhi, La., to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Otis Patrick, Sr., she was the former director of marketing at Pleasant Hills Retirement Community, where she enjoyed working with the senior citizens. She loved to play in her backyard garden.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Steven Moss; a son, Patrick Moss of Fayetteville; a sister, Millie P. Austin of Montrose; three brothers, Ronnie Patrick of Lake Village, John Patrick of Montrose and Lee Patrick of Snyder; and her mother, Sue Worthey Patrick of Lake Village. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Joe Patrick.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Village. Arrangements were by North Little Rock Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Memorials may be made to Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home and Family Services, 1501 N. University, Suite 345, Little Rock, Ark. 72207. Online guest registry at www.nlrfh.com.

W. C. Parker

William Columbus "W. C." Parker, 73, of Hamburg died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Northeast Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, LA. He was a native of Hampton, a resident of Hamburg for over 50 years, a retired construction worker, and a member of Epistles of God Church of Deliverance. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed barbecuing and loved fishing.

Survivors include two sons, Joey and wife Deborah Parker, of Houston, TX, and Greg Barnes of Pine Bluff; four daughters, Karen and husband Robert Naveau of Long Beach, CA, Pam Heard, Roxie Ann and husband Timmy Downs and Simikia Parker, all of Hamburg; three brothers, Jesse and wife Rosa Nell Parker, Lester and wife Sharon Raymond, and Stanley Leon and wife Eddie Mae Parker, all of Hampton; 17 grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Corene Moore Parker; two brothers, Willie Lee "Billy" Parker, Jr., and Floyd Parker, and one sister, Christene Williams..

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Epistles of God Church of Deliverance with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Active pallbearers are Don Smith, Lawrence Tucker, Shurun Jenkins, Fredrick Lambert, David Miller and Tim Mooney. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will be at Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net

Leonard Polk

Leonard L. Polk, 89, of Monticello died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born September 17, 1921 in Buckner, the son of the late Will Polk and Estelle Watkins Polk. He retired after 23 years as a Farm Bureau Agent, worked 17 years for NFC Marketing and was a pre need counselor for Stephenson-Dearman for 10 years. He was a member and deacon at Second Baptist Church for 65 years and taught Sunday School for 64 years, was a 32 degree Mason, Shriner, and a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a master sergeant in the Army Air Corps in World War II, serving as a crew chief and flight engineer on B-24 and B-17 bombers in the European Theatre. He received the Good Conduct Medal/Bronze Star, EAME Service Ribbon with one Silver Star and one Bronze Service Star and two Presidential Citations, among other medals.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Eva Sims Polk of Monticello; two sons, Bill Polk and wife, Beth, of Tulsa, OK and Ricky Patterson of Hamburg; five daughters, Linda Kittler and husband Billy of Pine Bluff, Carol Martindae and husband Rhea of Memphis, TN, Phyllis King of Naples, FL, Gaye McDonald and husband David of Longmont, CO and Donna Turner and husband Charlie of McGehee; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Second Baptist Church in Monticello. Burial followed at the Union Ridge Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello. Guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.

Sam Tanksley

Sam Tanksley, 24, of Hamburg died Thursday, March 24, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 2005 and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder. He loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Zana Knight Johnson and Mike Johnson; his father, Dewayne Tanksley, all of Crossett; a sister, Dee Dee Graves and husband Josh; a niece, Jayden Graves, all of Hamburg; a half-brother, Aaron Tanksley of Crossett; his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Mary Freeman of Hamburg and Jerry & Connie Knight of Crossett; his paternal grandparents, Buddy and Kathy Tanksley of Hamburg and Ruby Nell Smith of Crossett; and his great-grandparents, Lorene Thompson of Bastrop, LA, Marteal Tanksley of Hamburg and Lou Nell Faulk of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 26, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Elvin McDill officiating. Burial was at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Thompson, Dakota Clark, Benji Brooks, James Grigsby, Josh Graves and Scott Freeman. Honorary pallbearers were Christopher Harrison and Taylor Hattaway.

Memorials may be made to New Beginnings, 412 York Street, Warren, AR 71671. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

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