November 2

Nora Bawcom

Nora Bawcom, 77, of Montrose died Friday, October 28, 2011, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Kilbourne, LA, and a resident of Parkdale and Montrose for most of her life, she was Miss Ashley County in 1950. She was a homemaker, an interior decorator, the owner of the Decorating Den and was an EMT with Mainline Ambulance Service for many years. She was a member of the Montrose Baptist Church where she taught the Adult Women's Sunday School Class for many years and was a graduate of and taught the MasterLife program of the Southern Baptist Convention.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Corliss Bawcom; a daughter, Kathy Coulter; a son, Larry Bawcom and wife Linda; all of Montrose; three brothers, Leon Fuller of Livingston, Texas, John Fuller of Channelview, Texas, and Dwayne Fuller of Navasota, Texas; two sisters, Zada Warren of Point Blank, Texas, and Bobbie Higginbotham of Hamburg; seven grandchildren, Audrea B. Stephens and husband Chuck of Monticello, Christopher D. Wells and wife Bridget of Lake Village, Dane Bawcom and wife Dawn of Charlotte, Benjamin L. Coulter of Montrose, Brian Rush and wife Ronette of Batesville, Shelley Baldwin of Jasper, Alabama, and Jillian Bawcom of McGehee; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Q. A. and Josephine Reynolds Fuller and a great-grandson, Andrew Payton Wells.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, at the Montrose Baptist Church with Revs. Larry Donaldson and Cecil Harvey officiating. Burial was to be at the Trafalgar Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Chris Wells, Ben Coulter, Chuck Stephens, Brian Rush, Shan Streeter, Slim Patrick, Sanders Brooks and Donnie Miller. Honorary pallbearers were to be Dane Bawcom, Willie J. Griffin, Stanton Veazey, Jack Edwards, Clifford Gibson and R. H. Tuggle. Memorials may be made to the Montrose Baptist Church, P. O. Box 275, Montrose, AR 71658 or the Alzheimer's Association, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Bennevis Hartley

Bennevis Hartley, 93, of Hamburg died Sunday, October 30, 2011, at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Drew County and a resident of the Milo community outside Hamburg for the past 70 years, she was a homemaker, a farmer's wife and a Baptist and loved to quilt.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Hartley and wife Mildred and Don Hartley and wife Katy, all of Hamburg; two sisters, Colie Will Berryman of Hamburg and Virginia Pierce of Star City; four grandsons, Kenny Hartley of Hamburg, Mark Hartley and wife Lynda, of Aurora, Nebraska, Mike Hartley and wife Melissa and Joey Hartley and wife Alicia, all of Hamburg; 14 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen A. Hartley, in 1995; a grandson, David Hartley; her parents, Charles Thomas and Ethel Winningham Starling; a sister, Pauline Starling Berwick; and three brothers, CT, Lester and Paul Laron Starling.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 2, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Mark Hartley and Jerry Grant officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike, Joey, Shane, Spencer, Kevin and Kenny Hartley, Charles Berryman, Jamie McKinney and Hoyle Wood. Honorary pallbearers are Johnie Guthrie and Laron Berryman. Memorials may be made to the Eden Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Jerry Stanley, 747 Highway 8 West, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to a favorite charity. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Esther McKenzie

Esther McKenzie, 98, of Hermitage died Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Wagnon Place Nursing Home. Born December 31, 1912, in Ingalls to the late Mike Baker and Stella York Baker, she was a housewife, a member of Saline Baptist Church and the widow of Harvey Franklin McKenzie.

Surviving are two daughters, Madeline Ferrell of Johnsville and Sarah McAllister of Hot Springs; six grandchildren, Cheryl Yiengst of Jonesboro, Phillip and Tommy Ferrell of Johnsville, Nancy Martin of Hamburg, Angela Scroggins of Hermitage and Robyn Mazzanti of Walls, MS; 16 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Noel, Boyd, Elmer, Bryce, Nelson and Leroy Baker; stepbrothers, Roscoe, Kermit and Ray York; sisters, Ethel Johnson, Lela Courtney, Lola Huitt and Margie Moix; and a stepsister, Hazel Raines.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, at Frazer's chapel with Revs. James Ray Raines and Tim Saunders officiating. Pallbearers were Charles and Nicholas Scroggins, Tommy, Scotty and Steven Ferrell, Reno Chancellor, Johnathan Mazzanti and J. R. Odom. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Hamilton, Doyle Gates, Lola Butler and Barbara Wood. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery. Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com .

Martha Beatrice Rice

Martha Beatrice "Mama Bea" Shelton Gray Rice, 86, of Crossett died on Thursday, October 27, 2011. Born on May 4, 1925, in Fountain Hill to Tom and Blanche Boyd Shelton, she had owned Mama Bea's restaurant and was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Gray of Monticello and Mack Rice of Crossett; one daughter, Lizzette Slaughter of Fountain Hill; one sister, Reba Yates of Sheridan; eleven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jessie Gray; her second husband, Curtis Rice; and two sisters.

Grave-side services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 30, at Simms Cemetery with Bro. Roy Craig officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Helen McDougald Sivils

Helen McDougald Sivils, 91, of Crossett died on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Born on May 10, 1920, to Willie B. and Mattie Myrtle Willis McDougald, Mrs. Sivils was a homemaker, avid reader and dedicated Sunday school teacher. She was a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Ball and husband Joe of Pine Bluff and Jo Farrar and husband Earl of Columbus, MS; a son, Richard Sivils and wife Jackie of Crossett; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. Mrs. Sivils was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 72 years, A. D. "Bob" Sivils; an infant sister, Elsie; and two sisters, Doris Farrar and Joyce DuBose.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Don Justice and Donnie DuBose officiating. Burial will follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, 2201 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or Stonegate Villa Health & Rehab., 118 Selby Drive, Crossett, AR 71635.

Leatrice Rogers-Smith

Leatrice Rogers-Smith, 61, of Lake Village died Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. She was a native of Lake Village, raised in the Red Leaf Community, a machine operator at Superior Uniform in Eudora and a member of Christian Liberty Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping and served in the usher ministry of her church.

She is survived by her husband of seven years, Clarence Smith, Jr.; two sons, Maurice Rogers and wife Felicia of Conway and Anthony Copper of Fort Worth, TX, five brothers, Earnest Brown, Jr., of Pine Bluff, Curtis Brown and wife Patricia of Columbus, GA, Robert Brown of Benton, James Brown of Lake Village and Ricky Brown and wife Rose of Winnsboro, LA; two sisters, Earnestine Cobb of Tulsa, OK, and Susan Brown-Halley of Arlington, TX; twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Milton Rogers, Jr.; and her parents, Earnest and Dorothy Lee Taylor- Brown.

Services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, November 5, at Christian Liberty Baptist Church in Lake Village with Rev. Willie J. Farris officiating. Pallbearers are Wallace Mays, Andre Smith, Anthony White, Sr., and Charles Bynum. Honorary pallbearers are her five brothers. Visitation will be Friday from 5-6 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will be at the New Cemetery in Lake Village. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net

November 9

John Douglas Andrews

John Douglas "J.D." Andrews, 27, of Crossett died Saturday, November 5, 2011, due to an automobile accident in Union County. He was born on January 22, 1984, in Crossett to his late father, Arthur Douglas Andrews. and his mother, Pamela Pryor McKinney. He was a welder for Systems in El Dorado, a Baptist and enjoyed the outdoors.

Survivors include his fiance', Kim Tyler of Crossett; three daughters, Kaydence Reese Andrews and Alayna Grace Andrews of South Carolina and Aubrey Lynn Andrews of Crossett; his mother, Pamela McKinney of Crossett; his step-father, Donnie McKinney and his step-mother, Wanda Andrews; three sisters, Amy Switzer of Houston, TX, Niki Foster of Dardanelle and Jaci McKinney of Las Vegas, NV; his grandparents, Audrey Pryor and Hazel Andrews Townsend and husband Lloyd, all of Crossett, AR; three nephews, Austin Morse and Brice Hodge of Dardanelle and Caleb Murphy of Houston; one niece, Madison Hiser of Hernando, MS; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and grandfathers, Fred Pryor, Sr., and Arthur Wood Andrews.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, at First Baptist Church with Bros. Lloyd Townsend and Jamie Staley officiating. Interment was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, AR 72207.

Rev. Samuel Arnold

Rev. Samuel Lawrence Arnold, 71, of Hamburg died Monday, October 31, 2011, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Camden, he was a resident of Hamburg for the past 32 years and a former resident of Chicago, IL. He was a retired African Methodist Episcopal Minister and a member of the Soldiers Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Hamburg. Rev. Arnold served as presiding elder for approximately 20 years for the Monticello District of the South Arkansas Conference of the Twelfth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, also presiding over the West and Central Arkansas Conference. Before he was appointed presiding elder he had pastored churches throughout Southeast Arkansas and Northeast Arkansas, served as a Hamburg City councilman for nine years and was also on the Ashley County Quorum Court for 16 years.

He is survived by his wife of two years, Cherry Ridgell-Arnold; five sons, Cleotha Robinson of Omaho, NE, Raymond Arnold of Los Angeles, CA, Samuel Arnold, Jr., and LaDarian Arnold of Hamburg and Lawrence Arnold of Little Rock; two stepsons, Rodney Trotter Jr., and Lance Ridgell of Monticello; five daughters, Sharon Arnold-Walls and husband Andre and Meyonna Arnold of Hamburg, Carolyn Cromwell and husband James of Fayetteville, NC; Chanel Carter and husband James of Woodbridge, VA, and Peggy Brown and husband Earl of Bastrop, LA; one brother, Rev. John Wesley Arnold and wife Evisteen of Hamburg; 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Evelyn Arnold; two sons, James and Lawrence Arnold; his parents, Rev. Robert and Sutilla Primm-Arnold; and three brothers, Richard Arnold, Rase Brown, and Robert Lee Arnold, Jr.

Services were at 2 p.m Friday, November 4, at Pilgrim Rest A.M.E. Church of Monticello with Bishop Samuel L. Green officiating. Pallbearers were Revs. Nolan Watson, James Hooper, James Thomas, James Giles, Johnny Kelly and Clarence Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers were justices of the Ashley Co. Quorum Court and Hamburg City Council members. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

Ruth Katherine Chapman

Ruth Katherine Chapman, 89, of Hamburg died Friday, November 4, 2011, at The Woods in Monticello. A native and resident of Hamburg for most of her life, she worked at Farmers Bank in Hamburg for 30 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was the pianist for many years.

She is survived by a son, Tom Chapman and wife Linda of Monticello; two daughters, Katherine Etheridge and husband Young of Oak Ridge, TN; and Mary Ellen Pounds and husband Fay of Hamburg; two brothers, Joe and Chase Hundley; two sisters, Betty Jones and Sarah Wilf, all of Little Rock; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T. W. Chapman, in 1970; a grandson, Matthew Chapman; a granddaughter, Allise Etheridge Howell; her parents, Tom and Mary Dean Hundley; and a sister, Mary Nichols.

Memorial services were at 11 a.m., Monday, November 7, at the First United Methodist Church with Revs. David A. Moore, Carol Moore and Hammett Evans officiating. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Food Pantry, c/o Mary Williams, 816 Pine Ridge Drive, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Music Department of the First United Methodist Church, 202 S. Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jonesharts horn.com.

Jolaine Deal Crouch

Jolaine Deal Crouch, 76, of Hamburg died Monday, November 7, 2011, at her residence. A native of Crossett and a resident of Hamburg for the past 54 years, she was a retired house painter and interior decorator and a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She loved to cook, work in her garden, doing arts and crafts and making stained glass.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra Gallineau and husband Don of Alexandria, LA, and Anissa Mausehardt and husband Neal of Hamburg; a son, Gregory Crouch of Hamburg; two brothers, James Deal of Crossett and Jerry Deal of Hamburg; four sisters, Syble Hutts of Crossett, Linda Kelley of Hamburg, Rosemary Martin of Crossett and Martha Pennington of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Nathan, Chance and Casey; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Crouch, Jr., in 2009; her parents, Abner and Alice Jones Deal; a brother, Harold Deal; and a sister, Madonna Sue Deal.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 9, at the North Crossett First Baptist Church with Rev. Robin Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers are Chuck Allen, Jacob Allen, Mark Crouch, Philip Deal, Mike Ogden and Wesley Crouch. Memorials may be made to Ashley County Cares, P. O. Box 366, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1533 Hwy. 52 West, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Travis B. Seamans Gammill

Travis B. Seamans Gammill, 9 months, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at his residence in Scott, La. He was born January 15, 2011, a son of Russell Benton Seamans Gammill and the former Kaitlin Noel Maricle.

Survivors include his parents, one brother, Bradley Duane Pilcher of Scott; paternal grandparents, Walter Keith Gammell, Sr., and Sandra Joyce Seamans Gammill of Lafayette, La.; paternal great grandparents, Proby L. Gammill, Sr., and the former Annie Lucille Aycox of Lake, Miss., paternal great-grandfather, Wilbur Benton Seamans of Crossett; maternal grandparents, Ricky Leon Maricle and Donna Shirley Maricle of Alexandra, La.; maternal great-grandmother, Annie Ruth Maricle of Pitkin, La., and maternal great-grandparents, Bobby and Jo Shirley of Lena, La. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Darlene Hawthrone; paternal great grandmother, the former Joyce Ann Walker and maternal great grandfather, Willie Maricle.

Funeral services were held at the Melancon Funeral Home in Carencro, La., Monday, Oct. 24. Burial was at the Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro.

Susan Roberts Patton

Susan "Susie" Roberts Patton, 46, of Hamburg died on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Crossett, a resident of Hamburg for the past 14 years and a former resident of Newark, she graduated from Crossett High School in 1983 and attended Louisiana Tech, Northeast Louisiana University and South Arkansas University. She graduated from the University of Arkansas Gateway Technical College in 1997. She attended North Main Baptist Church in Hamburg and was a 4-H leader, loved caring for her animals and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Mike Patton, Sr., of Hamburg; two sons, Joshua Patton of Hamburg and Michael Patton, Jr., and wife Jody of Crossett; her parents, Harold and Martha Henderson Roberts of Crossett; a brother, Jason Roberts and wife Kim of Crossett; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Barnett and Kimberly Patton; three special nieces, Lauren Rice, Lindsey and Harley Roberts; and 15 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ralph and Mattlene Roberts, and Paul & Eb Henderson.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, November 4, in the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. James Thompson and Arnold Sheets officiating. Burial was in the Carlock Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Pippen, Malcolm Lee, Carlton Maxwell, Jr., Scott Pennington, Morris Harrington and B.J. Pippen.

Memorials may be made to the Carlock Cemetery Association, c/o Mike Bays, 331 Ashley Road 462, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Erma Knight Shultz

Erma Lee Knight Shultz, 80, of Monticello died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born Nov. 28, 1930, in Houston, AR, she was the widow of John A. Shultz, a homemaker and care giver and a member of Florence Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Sandford Knight and Vida Marlow Knight and was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include one son, Walter Shultz and wife Kay of Little Rock; two daughters, Evon Jones and husband Raymond and Jo Rita Green and fiance Allen Stephens of Dermott; two sisters, Billie Hutcherson of California and Sandra Williams of Oak Grove, La; five grandchildren, Chris Burgess and wife Kim of Selma, Shane Newton and wife Rebecca of Monticello, Amy Slaughter and husband Brian of Fountain Hill, Angela Pharr and husband Curt of Monticello and Michell Lloyd and husband Brandon of Lacey; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Monticello. Guest book at stephensondearman.com.

Don M. Steward

Don M. Steward, 83, of Lake Village died Friday, November 4, 2011, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born January 14, 1928, in Armorel, the son of the late Marion Austin Steward and Iva Maude Stockton Steward, he was a Korean War U. S. Army veteran, a retired farmer and a member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

Survivors are a son, Don M. Steward, Jr., and wife Mauve of Gardner, Kansas; three daughters, Denise and husband Andy Jones of Simsboro, LA, Kandi and husband Paul Keith of Hamburg and Jo Anna and husband Rusty Rippee of Monticello; nine grandchildren, Shane Jones, Josh Jones, Jo Anna O'Neal, Joy Parr, Jack Keith, Holly Chambers, Anna Beth Singleton, Max Steward, and Jake Steward; eight great-grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Rayder Steward; a grandson, Alex Steward; four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, November 7, at Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Bro. Sanders Brooks officiating. Burial followed in the Lake Village Cemetery. The family requests memorials to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

November 16

Pfc. Sarina N. Butcher

Pfc. Sarina N. Butcher, 19 of Checotah, OK, formerly of Crossett and with family ties to Blevins' was a casualty of war on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Born November 13, 1991, in Crossett to James William and Dana Karen Terrell Mills, she was assigned to Company F, 700th Brigade Support Battalion, 45 IBCT in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Survivors include her mother, Dana Bailey and husband Howard of El Dorado; her father, James "Jamie" Mills and wife Cheryl of Checotah, OK; her daughter, Zoey Alexis Nicole Butcher of El Dorado; her paternal grandparents, Clayton and Martha Mills of Checotah; her maternal grandmother, Betty Terrell of Hope; a brother; Anthony "Tony" Mills of Ely, NV, and his fiancée, Raechelle Drayton and niece, Kaylie Griggs; a sister, Hana Richelle Bailey of El Dorado; and a host of other family and friends. Sarina was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Alvin Terrell.

Funeral service, with full military honors, was at 2 p.m., Friday, November 11, at the chapel of Brazzel/Cornish Funeral Home of Prescott. Burial followed at the Friendship Cemetery in McCaskill. Online guest book at www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com.

Marilyn Parkerson Hale

Marilyn Parkerson Hale, 81, of Portland died Sunday, November 13, 2011. A native of Snyder and a resident of Portland for the past 64 years, she was a homemaker, the bookkeeper at Farm Equipment Company for 25 years and a member of the Portland United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Janice H. Brooks of Portland; two brothers, J. L. Parkerson and wife Christine of Crossett and Jimmy Parkerson and wife Jan of Dermott; two sisters, Chris Mhoon of Joshua, Texas, and Jo Wallace and husband Robert of Harlingen, Texas; three grandchildren, Steve Brooks and wife Ann of Hamburg, Mike Brooks and wife Becky and Missy Hicks and husband Jimmy, all of Portland; seven great-grandchildren, Molly and Brooke Hicks, Josh Brooks and wife Megan, Payton and Anna Brooks; Ben Stell and wife Laura and William Stell; and two great-great-grandchildren, Bentley and Boyd Stell; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Dwain Hale, in 2004 and her parents, Dennis and Geraldine Austin Parkerson.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, at the Portland United Methodist Church with Rev. Terrie Lynn Bunnell officiating. Burial will be in the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers are Steve Brooks, Mike Brooks, Jimmy Hicks, Josh Brooks, Payton Brooks, Ben Stell and William Stell.

Memorials may be made to the Portland United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 400, Portland, AR, or to the Portland Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 174, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Lissa Calhoun Pierce

Melissa Dianne "Lissa" Calhoun Pierce, 42, of Hamburg died Monday, November 7, 2011. A native of Charlottesville, VA, a resident of Hamburg for the past 16 years and a former resident of Wilmar, she graduated from Drew Central High School in 1987 and from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1992. She was a teacher at Drew Central Elementary School and Noble Elementary School in Hamburg, a member of the First Baptist Church and loved playing softball and watching her kids play and being a team mom.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny William Pierce; a son, Codie Martin; a daughter, Makenzie Kohl Pierce; a stepson, Josh Pierce, all of Hamburg; a step-daughter, Jana Pierce of Phoenix, AZ; her parents, Gerald and Jo Beth Jolley Calhoun; a brother, Jeremy Calhoun and wife Nikki and nephew Cagen of Wilmar; and a sister-in-law, Freida Pierce of Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cliff and Myrt Jolley and A.L. and Thelma Calhoun and her father-in-law, Johnnie Pierce.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 10, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington, Rev. Trey Emory and Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Burial was in the Green Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Davis, Chris Head, Ricky Hawkins, Bobby Livingston, Randy Noble, Jackie Lauhon, Keith Pace and Chuck White. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Play Makers Softball Team.

Memorials may be made to the Lissa Pierce Scholarship Fund, Hamburg Girls Softball, c/o Kim Johns, 504 E. Savage Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Mary Frances Sutton

Mary Frances Sutton, 82, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, November 7, 2011, at the Morehouse General Hospital. A native of Drew County and a resident of the White community north of Bastrop for the past 44 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Meridian Baptist Church. She loved to garden and work in her flower beds.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, William F. Sutton of Bastrop; two daughters, Lynn Parker and husband Rick of Crossett and Debbie Hester and husband Mitch of Bastrop; three grandchildren, William Hardy of Shreveport, LA, Kalyn Hughes of Lafayette, LA, and Luke Hester of Bastrop; and two great-grandchildren, Sutton and Samuel Hardy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Uriah and Dora Hickman Jordan.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, at the Meridian Baptist Church with Revs. Kevin McDaniel and Gayle Riles officiating. Burial was in the Stevenson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Allen Jackson, Herman White, Mike Henton, James David White, Michael Wayne Johnson, Davis Riles and Stanley Robinson.

Memorials may be made to the Meridian Baptist Church, 4593 Ashley 703 Road, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Lewis Robert Wilcox

Lewis Robert Wilcox, 54, of Crossett, died Thursday, November 10, 2011. Born on September 30, 1957, in Monticello to the late, Don and Manthy Knight Wilcox, he loved to fish and hunt.

Survivors include his wife, April Looker Wilcox of Hamburg; one son, Scott Wilcox and wife Leslie of Crossett; four daughters, Becky Wilcox and husband J .J. Casillas of Bastrop, LA, Mandie Adams and husband Brian and Samantha Wilcox of Hamburg and Candy Ceslie and husband Donald of St. Louis, MO; three brothers, Johnny Wilcox, Charles Wilcox and Gordon Wilcox, all of Crossett; two sisters, Shirley Lyons of Crossett and Edith Winbury of Hamburg; and twelve grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

November 23

Hazel L. Caldwell

Hazel L. Caldwell, 77, of Eudora, formerly of Parkdale, died at her residence Friday, Nov. 7 2011. Caldwell attended schools in Ashley County and was a member of the Union Baptist Church. She worked as a teacher's aide in the Parkdale and Wilmot public schools.

She is survived by eight daughters, Georgia Holmes and Worthy Woods of Portland, Mazie Russell, Melissa Caldwell, and Belinda Caldwell of Eudora, Latrece Taylor, Mary Levingston, and Mirada Thompson of Parkdale; four sons, John Caldwell of St. Louis, MO., Melvin Caldwell of Parkdale, Oliver Caldwell of Hamburg, and Elijah Caldwell of Laughton, Ok.; one brother, Jimmy McHenry of Crossett; three sisters, Leola McHenry of Hamburg, Cora Caldwell and Queen Ester Hamilton of Crossett; 42 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Jessie Knight officiating. Burial was at the Zion Hill Cemetery in Parkdale. Arrangements were by Dillard Funeral Home in Eudora.

Verniece Riley Colquette

Verniece Riley Colquette, 98, of Crossett died Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at the Arbor and Terrace in West Monroe, LA, where she had lived for the past 11 years. Born on June 24, 1913, in Winnsboro, LA to William Gipson and Katherine Christina Nealson Riley, Mrs. Colquette was a beautician, enjoyed working in her flower garden and was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Paul Edward Colquette and wife Donna of West Monroe; one daughter, Patricia Colquette McFaddin of Vandalia, OH; and six grandchildren, Brad Colquette and wife Jennifer, Jared Colquette, James R. Miller, Cindy Johnson and husband Steve, Laura Walton and husband Gil and Bryant Young.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Colquette; and a daughter, Pennye Colquette Miller.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Friday, November 18, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Bro. William Lovett officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Clara Franklin Ferrell

Clara Ruth Franklin Ferrell, 56, of Wilmar died Friday, November 11, 2011, at her home. Born January 18, 1955, in Warren, she was formerly employed with Bradley County Memorial Hospital, Drew Central cafeteria and as a bookkeeper and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Lizzie Jane Lee Franklin and was preceded in death by a niece, Martha McKenzie.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Ferrell of Wilmar; one son, Kevin Ferrell of Wilmar; one daughter, Tammy Lloyd and husband Chad of the Lone Prairie community; two brothers, Lee Franklin and wife Kay of Fort Worth, TX, and Robert Franklin of Banks; one sister, Martha Posey of Crossett; one grandson, Ty Lloyd; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 13, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Roy Williams and Ryan McRae officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Franklin, Jr., Benji Franklin, Jesse Goodman, Jon Poole, Jason Hollingsworth and Chris Ferrell. Honorary pallbearers were Mike and Tim Poole, Tim Ferrell, Tony Wells, Roger Pace, Jeff Johnson and Jerry Word. Burial followed services at the Andrews Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655. Guest book at stephensondearman.com.

Ruby Williams Harvey

Ruby Williams Harvey, 93, of Wilmot died Saturday, November 19, 2011. A native of Bluffton, a resident of Wilmot the past 42 years and a former resident of Dumas, she was a homemaker and a member of the Garrett Bridge Assembly of God.

She is survived by a son, Rev. Cecil Harvey of Wilmot; three daughters, Zelma Book and husband Doyle of Hamburg, Clementene and Tina Martin of Little Rock and Sharon Burns of Dumas; a daughter-in-law, Linda Harvey of Wilmot; a sister, Anna Grace Neeley of Dumas; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Vernon Harvey, in 2002; a son, Deon Harvey, in 2004; her parents, Nathaniel and Emma Killion Williams; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Harvey, in 2008 and two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 22, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Cecil Harvey and Ricky Harvey officiating. Burial was to be at the Bell Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Philip Grove, Kevin Martin, Larry Segar, Steven Harvey, Randy Harvey, Ricky Harvey and Michael Gourley.

Memorials may be made to the Bell Cemetery, P. O. Box 37, Parkdale, AR 71661. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Vivian Hill

Vivian Hill, 90, of Olympia, Washington, died Friday, November 11, 2011, in a hospice care center in Olympia. Born February 12, 1921, near Snyder to Cleveland and Lula Adair Jackson, she lived her early life in Ashley County and moved to Crescent City, CA, with her husband, Homer, in 1954. She worked in a hospital there and became a nurse. She later married William Hill, and they traveled all over the United States. After his death, she moved to Olympia to be close to her sons. She loved reading her Bible, knitting and quilting.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Paul and wife Susan of Farmville, VA, Billy Paul and wife Leanne and Bobby Paul and wife Donna of Olympia; three sisters, Ellie Harville, Ruth Nelson and husband James and Don Dena Howie and husband Eugene of Hamburg; two sisters-in-law, Rose Jackson of Augusta, KS, and Peggy Jackson of Piedmont, KS; nine granddaughters, one grandson and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Homer Paul in 1963 and William Hill in 1990; two sons, Harold Paul and Jackie Paul; a daughter, Martha Paul Warfield; two sisters, Jessie Jackson Bates and Olevia Jackson Polotto; two brothers, Buck and Ben Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were on Wednesday, November 16, at Miller and Miller Funeral Home in Tumwater, Washington.

Hazel McDonald

Hazel McDonald, 97, of Slaughter, LA, formerly of Crossett, died Friday, November 11, 2011, at her home in Slaughter. Born January 9, 1914, in Bradley County to the late William Melvin Quimby and Willie Grant Quimby, she was a retired employee of Crossett Bag, a housewife and a member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Vada, Doris and Carolyn; and eight brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one son, Asa Joe McDonald, Jr., of Delhi, LA; one daughter, Marcia Mae Doss of Slaughter, LA; nine grandchildren; and two nieces, Marguerite Carter of Heber Springs and Melba Burton of Monticello.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, November 14, at the North Crossett First Baptist Church with Rev. Robin Allen officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello. Guest book at stephensondearman.com.

Herbert Jay Murphy, Sr.

Herbert Jay Murphy, Sr., 85, of Dermott died Monday, November 14, 2011, at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Center in Little Rock. A native of Watson, a resident of Dermott for the past 20 years and a former resident of McGehee, he graduated from the Arkansas A&M College in Monticello and was a veteran of the United States Navy and the United States Air Force, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a retired cattle and row crop farmer and worked at the Valley Equipment Company in McGehee. He was a Christian.

He is survived by a son, Herbert Jay Murphy, Jr., of Bentonville; five grandchildren, Michael Murphy and wife Asya, Mitchell Murphy and wife Regina, Patricia Murphy, Jarod Murphy and Mary Kaitlyn Murphy; and one great-grandchild, Madelin Murphy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Murphy, in 1984 and his parents, William Henry and Lillie Russell Murphy.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 17, in the Delhi Masonic Cemetery in Delhi, Louisiana, with Rev. Jody Gannaway officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

November 30

Raoul Ray Batchelor

Raoul Ray Batchelor, 62, of Crossett died on Monday, November 21, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on November 15, 1949, in Lake Charles, LA to Robert Jackson and Marjorie Cart Batchelor, he was an electrician and a member of West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union #861 at Lake Charles.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Barbara Karen Batchelor of Crossett; two daughters, Latonya Batchelor of Crossett and Michelle Grisham and husband Kevin of Rogersville, AL; his mother, Marjorie Cart Batchelor of Crossett; five grandchildren, Blake Grisham, Alex Grisham, Larah Grisham, Paton Grisham and Phillip Chavis; and two great-grandchildren, Kutter Grisham and Jaylinn Owens. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Batchelor.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, at West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Lamar Huffman and Clayton Hales officiating. Burial followed at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Eunis Nathaniel Click

Eunis Nathaniel Click, 73, of Crossett died Thursday, November 24, 2011, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Ashley County, a retiree from the Georgia Pacific paper mill and was a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street, he enjoyed football, photography and his computer.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ovetta Click, two sons, Robert Johnson of Crossett and Rev. Stanley Click and wife Lenita of Dyersburg, TN; four daughters, Ruby Johnson of Mobile, AL, and Eunice Smith, Barbara Click and Trudy Click Hubbard of Crossett; two brothers, W.C. Jenkins and wife Jean of Detroit, MI, and James Click and wife Naomi of Flint, MI; a special cousin and caregiver, Nathaniel Click; 15 grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of other family, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by one son, Eunis Click, Jr.; his parents, Willis and Trudy Louise Click; his step-mother, Essie Click; and two brothers, Willis, Jr., and Milton Click.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, at First Baptist Church on Florida St., with Revs. Stanley Click and Curtis Jackson officiating. Pallbearers are Perry Johnson, James Gibbs, Milton Gaston, Freddie Hargraves, Larry Ward, Lawrence Tucker, Mickey Reed and Willie Daniels. Honorary pallbearers are the T.W. Daniel Class of 1956. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guestbook at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

Dorothy Janes Hampton

Dorothy Janes Hampton, 94, of Lake Village died Thursday, November 24, 2011, at home. Dot was born in Rayville, LA, on May 1, 1917, and spent most of her life in Lake Village. She spent many years as a bookkeeper and helping her husband, "Hamp," in his cotton brokerage business. She enjoyed playing golf and as a dedicated parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, was active as a choir member and member of the Altar Society. She was a volunteer at the food pantry in Lake Village, was past president of the Ladies Golf Association, and was a Lake Village Country Club board member.

Survivors include two sisters, Dr. Catherine Janes of Lafayette, LA, and Elizabeth Kinabrew of Wilmot; her daughter, Leslie Scott and husband Clyde of Little Rock; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Perrin Hampton; a daughter, Fanchon Cashion; two brothers, Buddy Janes and Frank Michael Janes, Sr.; and a sister, Acele Livingston.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Janes Hampton was set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Father Theophilus Okpara officiating. Gift bearers will be her great-granddaughters, Lily Scott and Caroline Scott. Great-grandsons Scott Cashion, Paul Thomas Cashion, and Robert Scott will serve as ushers. Pallbearers were to be Steve Scott, Mike Cashion, Jerry Janes, Ty Livingston, Matt Livingston, and Willie McJoy with honorary pallbearers Clyde Scott, E. T. Cashion, Jr., Olen Mencer, David Livingston, Cullen Livingston, and Craig Bing. Burial was to follow at the Lake Village Cemetery.

The family requested that memorials to the Lake Village Food Pantry or to the Altar Society of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Arrangements were by Bishop Funeral Home.

Noble M. Hoy, Sr.

Noble M. Hoy, Sr., 96, of White Hall died Wednesday, November 23, 2011. A native of Hamburg; a resident of White Hall for the past eight years and a former resident of Pine Bluff and Parkdale, he graduated from Parkdale High School in 1933.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving for two years in Europe after the Normandy Invasion in World War II. He was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 44 years, a retired farmer, a member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church, and an avid Arkansas Razorback basketball and football fan. He loved watching heavyweight boxing and following the National Football League and college football.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Vivian L. Akridge Hoy of White Hall; a son, Noble M. Hoy, Jr., and wife Cindy of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Gunter and husband Jim Thompson, of Charleston, SC; three grandsons, Zackery Hoy Sivils of Charleston, Nicholas Hoy of Benton and Brandon Rushing of Pine Bluff. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhetta J. Hoy Sivils, in 2006; and his parents, Thomas Andrew and Annie Ellen Goodwin Hoy.

Grave-side services were 2 p.m., Sunday, November 27, in the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Bob Bridges officiating. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205, to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207 or to the Parkdale Cemetery Association, c/o Glenda Wells, P. O. Box 104, Parkdale, AR 71661. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Bobbie Delois Marion

Bobbie Delois Marion, 58, of Sugarland, TX, died Sunday, November 20, 2011, at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, TX. A native of Crossett, a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, a 1971 graduate of Crossett High School, and a self-employed cosmetologist, she continued her spiritual studies at the Institute of Devine Metaphysical Research in Houston. She enjoyed walking, jogging, and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Willie Marion; two brothers, Ricky Brown and wife Robbie of Crossett and Henry L. Brown of Arlington, VA, one sister, Barbara Bouie and husband Rev. David of Crossett; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Lee and Hester Mae Mason-Brown; two brothers, Charles and Donnie Brown; and three sisters, Robin M. Brown, Katherine D. Brown and Vicky D. Crosby.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, November 25, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse L. Radford, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Ricky Brown, Jr., Desmond Brown, Shadrach Bouie, Mike Brown, Marlis Brown and Marcus Brown. Burial was at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Ben Powell

Ben Powell, 73, of Jennings, LA, died Saturday, November 26, 2011, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock. A native of Parkdale, a resident of Jennings for the past two years and a former resident of Monroe, LA, and Hamburg, he graduated from Wilmot High School in 1958 and retired from Poly Corr, Inc., in Monroe in 2007. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jennings, a former member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg, a member of the Powell Deer Camp and an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Turner Powell of Jennings; a son, Bentley Scott Powell of Tucson, AZ; a daughter, Brittney VanHook and husband Stephen of Jennings; two brothers, Frank Powell of Parkdale and Jim Powell of Bastrop, LA; five sisters, Mary Kathryn Gardner of San Ramon, CA, Mattie Moore of Bastrop, LA, Margie Box of McGehee, Tommie Garza of Irving, Texas, and Shirley Sadler of Parkdale; three grandchildren, Caroline, Addison Claire and Olivia VanHook; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Scott and Grace Davis Powell; and two brothers, H.S. and Bill Powell.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 29, at the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Revs. Charles Eckhardt and Charles Adams officiating. Pallbearers were to be Wylie Rankin, Jordan Dvoracek, Brad Sturdivant, David Williams, Terry Sadler, Joe Powell, Mike Box and Scotty Rebsamen. Honorary pallbearers are Roger Sadler, Charles Moore, Bill Steele, Jim Williams, Mike Smith, Ken Ellis and Sonny Standiford.

Burial was to follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, c/o Keith Ladd, 186 Ashley 121 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Venita Helen Ray

Venita Helen Ray, 83, of Brookfield, MO, died Sunday, November 20, 2011, at North Care Hospice House in North Kansas City. A daughter of Harold Glen and Bessie Iradee Wyatt Christian, she was born on February 10, 1928, at St. Catharine, MO, and married Buel Archie Brobst in 1947. He preceded her in death in April, 1959, and she married N. G. Ray in 1963. He preceded her in death in November, 2007.

Survivors are four daughters, Marcella and husband Tom Belzer of Boiling Springs, SC; Diane Morris, Brookfield; Janette and husband Kevin Teeter, ofParkville; and Debbie and husband Kenny Wessing of Ankeny, Iowa; one son, Edward Buel "Chuck" and wife Renee Brobst, of North Kansas City; grandchildren, Kim and Brian Belzer, Russell Morris, Daniel and Becky Morris, Jessica and Jeff Kreyling, Amber and Dustin Larson, Matt and Kassie Wessing, Kelsey and Kristen Brobst; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Willowdean Stirling and Juanita Lambert, Brookfield; one brother, Dale and wife Marilyn Christian of South Bend, Indiana; and one sister-in-law, Elnora Christian of Olathe, Kansas. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She is also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bob Christian.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, November 25, at Rhodes Funeral Home with Reverend David Blakely officiating. Burial was in the Botts Cemetery, Meadville, MO. Memorials have been suggested to NorthCare Hospice or American Cancer Research and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 216 Linn Street, Brookfield, Missouri 64628.

Tommie Sue Robinson

Tommie Sue Robinson, 74, of Bastrop, LA, was born August 29, 1937 near Bastrop to the late Sarah "Sadie" Sanders White and John Larkin White and died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A member of the Graceminister Presbyterian Church in Monroe, LA, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Sunny South Chapter #12, she lived for many years in Hamburg.

Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Mack Robinson of Bastrop; two sons, Johnny Foster and wife Kathy of White Hall and Joe Foster and wife Lisa of Hamburg; four granddaughters, Seleta Foster, Becky Foster, Taylor McCain, and Emma Grace Foster; two grandsons, Joseph Evan Foster and Easton Foster; and a great-grandson, Justin Larkin Foster. She is also survived by two special friends and step-daughters, Donnice Marie Turnbow and Beltha Faye Martin; numerous step-children, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Jimmy Foster; her first husband, Howard Foster; a sister, Mary Ann Dean; and six brothers, Joseph White, Jack White, Walter White, Robert White, Jesse White, and Sydney White.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 26, in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home with the Reverend Philip Faris officiating. Private family committal services will be at a later date at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Shriners' Children's Hospital.

Novelle Ross Thompson

Novelle Ross Thompson, 93, of Warren died Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at Wagnon Place Nursing Home. Born October 19, 1918, in Bradley County to the late James Oliver Ross and Nettie Mae Shelby Ross, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors are two sons, Troy Bradley of San Angelo, Tex., and John Melton Bradley of Phoenix, Ariz; two daughters, Opal Broadway of Hamburg and Patricia Smith of Maumelle; one brother, Lloyd Ross of Warren; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and three great great- grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Leroy Bradley; three brothers, John T. Ross, Ira Ross and James P. Ross; and two sisters, Margaret Riemenschnitter and Helen Landers Saunders.

Grave-side services were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 26, at Oakland Cemetery in Warren with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer's Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Terry Young, Ken Young, David Frisby and Damien Austin. Guest book at frazer funeralhome.com.

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