October 5

Damon Drew Bankosh

Damon Drew Bankosh, 29, died Monday, September 24, 2011, at his residence in Hamburg. Born on April 29, 1982, in Riverton, WY, he had lived in Ashdown, but had resided in Hamburg for the past eight years. He worked as a painter for Douglas Painting, loved to fish and hunt and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder.

He is survived by his parents, Kenny and Suzanne Bankosh of Ashdown and Rebecca Cleghorn of Snyder; three sisters, Monica Vail and husband Thomas of Hamburg, Maressa Foster and husband Matthew of Ashdown, and Meagan Bankosh of Ashdown; a brother, Miles Cleghorn and wife Daina of Springdale; his grandparents, Addie Smith of Ashdown and Lee and Margaret Patrick of Snyder; three nieces, Madison Buchanan, Gracie Vail, and Miley Cleghorn; two nephews, Ethan and Ganon Vail; and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenny-Bo Bankosh; and his grandfather, Don Smith.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 8, at Fellowship Baptist Church.

Alexander Cornel Taylor

Alexander "Alex" Cornel Taylor, 16, of Crossett died Wednesday, September 28, 2011. Born on June 5, 1995, in Bastrop, LA, to Gerald Lee, Jr., and Michelle Epperson Taylor, he was a student at Crossett High School. He enjoyed baseball, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his parents, Gerald and Michelle Taylor of Crossett; his grandparents, Marie Taylor of Rayville, LA, and Bobby and Laurie Epperson of St. Petersburg, FL; three sisters, Brittany Leigh Taylor of Crossett, Ann Marie Harness of Hamburg and Abigail Michelle Taylor of Crossett; five uncles, Bobby, Donald, and Johnny Lovett, Jay Taylor and Robert Epperson; three aunts, Lydia Walker, Brenda Newell and Lorie James; numerous cousins and a host of friends.

Alex was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Gerald Lee Taylor, Sr. and Mike Solimando; a grandmother, Mildred Solimando; his great-grandfather, A. C. Taylor; an uncle, Danny Lovett; a great-aunt, Joyce Epperson; and a great-uncle, Denny Epperson.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, September 30, at First Baptist Church with Bro. Bryan Ray officiating. Pallbearers were Brian Ray Jr., Wesley Parker, Matt Outlaw, Dylan Outlaw, Josh Outlaw, Matt Deal, Dustyn Willis, Cody Chisholm, Reggie Martin, Tyler Keeth, Nate Wooten and Steve Wilkerson. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

LeRoy Williams

LeRoy Williams, 73, of Parkdale died Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at his residence.

A native of Warren, a resident of Parkdale since 1978 and a former resident of Wilmot, he was a retired farm equipment mechanic and worked for Mainline Farm Center for 38 ½ years. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, JoAnn Ritter Williams of Parkdale; two daughters, April McKelvey and husband Shanon and LeAnn Wood and husband Doug, all of Hamburg; a brother, Bobby Williams of Wilmot; two sisters, Virginia Everett of Parkdale and Donna Pack of Monticello; three grandchildren, Megan Wood Croswell and husband Greg, Ben Wood and Logan Brooke McKelvey; and one great-grandchild, Dayten Jay Croswell, all of Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Annie Mae Harbor Williams; and two brothers, Robert Lee Williams and Kenneth Earl Williams.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, September 30, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Carlos Pitts and Lloyd Townsend officiating.

Burial was at the Dry Bayou Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Brown, Adam Brown, Mitchell McClure, Michael Williams, Matt Rankin and Ray Duckworth. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Stock, Cayce Stock, Jackson Currie, Fred Montgomery, Vernon Clifton, Bud Botsford, Eddie Hammond, Ray Cossey and Charles Harrell.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, c/o Mary Jo Burns, 3741 Highway 8 East, Parkdale, AR 71661 or the Dry Bayou Cemetery Association, c/o Corliss McCain, 3041 Highway 52 E. Wilmot, AR 71676. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

October 12

Barbara Gale Land

Barbara Gale Land, 59, of Montrose died Thursday, October 6, 2011, in Lake Village. A native and resident of Ashley County for most of her life and a resident of the Mount Pleasant community for the past 34 years, she was a member of the Sardis Baptist Church in the Trafalgar community.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Bro. Sam Samuel "Sammy" Land, Jr., of Montrose; a daughter, Doylene Ricks and husband Franklin of Hamburg; two sons, Stacy Kelum and Trey Land and wife Dee of Crossett; a sister, Ethel Woods of Hamburg; a brother, Kenneth Kelley and wife Dorothy of Macon, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Angie Kelley Aina of Hawaii; 12 grandchildren, Mathew Ricks, Sam Ricks, Katie Gill and husband Adam, Rebekah Kelley and husband Shannon, Kimberly Land, Trent Land, Angela Kellum and husband Jonathan, Clorrissa Parks and husband Junior, Johnathan Kellum, Kayla Kellum, Devan Kellum and Stacy Gayle Kellum; and eleven great-grandchildren, Sadie Gill, Addie Gill, Trapper Kelley, Hunter Kelley, Tanner Kelley, Skylar Martin, Samantha Smith, Ethan Kellum, Sabrina Parks, Porche Parks and Helen Kellum. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Lee and Evangeline McCurdy Kelley; and a brother, Harrol Kelley.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 8, at the Sardis Baptist Church with Dr. Greg Pierce and Rev. Timmy Williams officiating. Burial was in the Trafalgar Cemetery. Pallbearers were Franklin Ricks, Tommy Frazer, Jerad Selby, Bud Henderson, James Curtis Gwinn and Jonathan Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Clyde Cossey, Trent Land, Johnathan Kellum, Devan Kellum, Mathew Ricks and Sam Ricks.

Memorials may be made to the Trafalgar Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Lawrence, 859 Ashley Road 105, Montrose, AR 71658. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Teodoro Mendiola

Teodoro Mendiola, 51, of Hamburg died Wednesday, October 5, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident. A native of Jalpan de Serra, Queretaro, Mexico, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 20 years, he was a timber worker and a Catholic.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Eliazar Banda Mendiola; two sons, Daniel and Edgar Mendiola; his mother, Juana Garay Mendiola, all of Mexico; six brothers, Perfecto Mendiola of Warren, Claudio and Nabor Mendiola of Hamburg and Luis Mendiola, Artemio Mendiola and Pedro Mendiola of Mexico; a sister, Eustolia Mendiola of Mexico; and one granddaughter, Victoria Mendiola.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mucio Mendiola; a brother, Antonio Mendiola; and a sister, Higinio Mendiola.

Funeral services were at 7 p.m., Friday, October 7, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Reverend Ariel Hernandez officiating. Burial will be in the Panteon los Kikos, Municipio de Xicotencatl, Mexico. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Margaret Pistole

Margaret Anthoni Pistole, 98, of Crossett died Sunday, October 9, 2011. Born on October 19, 1912, to Finis E. and Emma Belle Duncan McKimmey in Crossett, she was a retired secretary for Potlatch in Warren and a volunteer for the Ashley County Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church and a former member of the Golden Voices and Keenagers.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Anthoni and wife Pauline of Tinton Falls, NJ, Richard Anthoni of Hot Springs and Don Pistole and wife Dorinda of Crossett; three daughters, Louise Spurlin of Berryville, Bobbie Reynolds and husband Jack of Crossett and Nancy Morton and husband Leon of Little Rock; one sister-in-law, Alleen McKimmey of Warren; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn Pistole; one sister, Eloise Lowry; and one brother, Frank McKimmey.

Grave side services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, at Lakewood Cemetery with Bros. Jamie Staley and Allen Morton officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jones service.com.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Multi-Ministry Building, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635

October 19

Bobby Ray Brown

Bobby Ray Brown, 62, of Crossett died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A lifelong resident of Crossett and a retiree from Georgia Pacific's paper mill, he was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and served on the deacon, choir, trustee and brotherhood ministry. He was a member of the AM&N College Alumni Club, now UAPB, Maxwell Hunting Club and was a Master Mason of Exodus Lodge 403 of Crossett. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and a foster parent.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marie Brown; two sons, Bruntrom Brown and wife Quisa of Killeen, TX, and Montrell Brown of Little Rock; two daughters, Antiqudra Davis of Kansas City, KS, and Shaquanna Brown of Crossett; one sister, Loyie Mays of Kansas City, KS; eight grandchildren, Jermiahus Cranford, Aisha Brown, Micole Bolden, B.J. Brown, Trevon Brown, NyKeisha Beasley and DeAndre Beasley; two great-grandchildren, DeAndre Beasley, Jr., and DeAveonn Beasley; 87 foster children and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Addie Fudge-Brown; six brothers, Willie, Henry, Charlie, Danny, Cornelius and Thurman Brown; and three sisters, Floyce Brown, Ruby Brandy, and Addie Temple.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 15, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Harold Tucker, Cedric Tucker, Danny Burchfield, Bobby Fountain, Undre Tate, Ricky Brown, Marlis Brown and Mike Brown. Honorary pallbearers were the New Bethel deacon and trustee ministry, the senior choir of New Bethel, T.W. Daniel High School Class of 1968, and Maxwell Hunting Club members.

Burial was in the Westview Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Larry Glenn Collins

Larry Glenn Collins, 59, of Crossett died Sunday, October 9, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was a truck driver and a member of the Epistles of God Church.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sandra Pugh-Collins; one son, Larry Glenn Collins, Jr., of Kansas City, MO; five daughters, Samantha Collins of Detroit, MI, Keoyana Timms of Crossett, Erica Pittman of Houston, TX, Pamela Miller and husband Willie and Lorina Latting and husband Chester of Crossett; two sisters, Hazel Roberts of Los Angeles, CA, and Katherine Thower of Conway; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Mattie Simpson-Collins; two brothers, Mack Henry Collins and Eugene Davis; one sister, Versie Ward; one grandson, Derrick Brewer; and three infant grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15, at Epistles of God Church with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Cremation arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

James E. Daniel

James E. Daniel, 78, of Crossett died on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born on April 17, 1933, in Ladelle to Thurston L. and Gladys Marie Deal Daniel, he was an U. S. Army veteran, retired as a conductor after 43 years of service for the Ashley, Drew & Northern Railway and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Fran Daniel of Crossett; four sons, Jim Daniel and wife Terri of Houston, TX, Shane Daniel and wife Janie of Grayson, GA, Kevin Daniel and wife Teresa of Choudrant, LA, and Joe David Daniel and wife Becky of Dardanelle; twelve grandchildren, Patricia Moore, Rebecca Covarrubias, Alison Banks, Paul Daniel, Seth Daniel, Eric Daniel, Rachel Shamburger, Quayd Standridge, Kayli Standridge, Brayson Standridge, Jaysa Daniel and Alayna Daniel; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lucille Winborn.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 15, at First Baptist Church in Crossett with Bros. Jim Daniel, Kevin Daniel and Jamie Staley officiating. Pallbearers were Quayd Standridge, Seth Daniel, Paul Daniel, Eric Daniel, Gayle Deal and Beacher Ferrell. Burial followed at the Deal Cemetery under direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com/

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Multi Ministry Center, 701 Main, Crossett, AR 71635 or Deal Cemetery, c/o Gayle Deal, 144 Deal Road, Crossett, AR 71635.

Lear Lee Lynn

Lear Lee Lynn, 85, of Portland died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Montrose and a resident of the New Liberty community in Chicot County for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Assembly of God.

She is survived by a son, Johnny Edward Lynn and wife Angie of Portland; two daughters, Rita Carroll Chandler and husband Johnny C. of Portland and Sharon Lynn Jones and husband Bill of Montrose; a sister, Vera Mae Jackson of Crossett; five grandchildren, Debra Chandler, Tippi Smith, William “Bubba” Jones, Brad Jones and Adam Lynn; and five great-grandchildren, John Tyler Jones, Meghan Marie Morphis, Chandler Thompson, Leara McKenzie Jones and Lillian Marie Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Lynn, in 1999; two grandsons, Brandon Cecil and John Edward Lynn; her parents, James and Nora Horn Bonnette; and three brothers, Victor, A.K., and Fay Bonnette.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m., Friday, October 14, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Dan Bonnette and Allen Jackson officiating. Burial followed at the the Montrose Cemetery. Pallbearers were Adam Lynn, Chandler Thompson, Brad Jones, Tyler Jones, William "Bubba" Jones, Phillip Bonnette, Roger Bonnette and David Lynn. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Dean Bonnette and Jimmy Bonnette.

Memorials may be made to the Montrose Cemetery Association, c/o Angie Lynn, 329 Lynn Road, Portland, AR 71663 or to the Old Union Cemetery Association, c/o Phillip Bonnette, 176 Bayou Drive N., Lake Village, AR 71653. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Joe B. Rambo

Joe B. Rambo, 63, of Hamburg died Monday, October 10, 2011, at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. A native of El Dorado and a resident of Hamburg since 1978, he was a graduate of El Dorado High School and a 1974 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in agri business. He was a veteran of the United States Army, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 24th Infantry Division, 5th Army, and served with the 2nd /39th Infantry during the Vietnam Era. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Army Commendation Medal with V Device, Army Commendation Medal with V Device – 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal – 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Bronze Star Metal with Oak Leaf, Air Medal with Oak Leaf and was nominated for a Silver Star and a third Bronze Star. He was a grain merchandiser and a member of the First Baptist Church. He coached baseball and was a Boy Scout Leader for many years and was an avid Razorback supporter.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lynn Craig Rambo of Hamburg; three sons, Joe B. Rambo, II, and wife Jaime of El Dorado, James Courtney Rambo and wife Angie and Jonathan Craig Rambo and wife Lane`, all of Hamburg; a daughter, Amy Rosegrant and husband Scott of DeWitt; a sister, Linda Jean Rambo of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren, Hannah, Grant, Connor, Chloe, Cooper, Ryder and Thayer; and two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin A. and Ruby Ozment Rambo.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 13, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe B. Rambo, II, James Courtney Rambo, Jonathan Craig Rambo, Scott Rosegrant, Trey Caruthers and Chip Gapard. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Lovett, Jason Smith, the members of the Cottonwood Hunting Club, members of Boy Scout Troop 70 and members of the Brothers of Echo Company, 2nd/39th Infantry.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Eddie Rae Spry

Eddie Rae "Shorty" Spry, 74, of Fountain Hill died Monday, October 10, 2011, at the Bell View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello. A native of Tinsman and a resident of Fountain Hill and the Milo community outside of Hamburg for over 30 years, he was a veteran of the United States Marines and a retired truck driver who worked for Georgia-Pacific for 36 years. He was a Mason and a member of the Hamburg Prairie Masonic Lodge #465. He was a cowboy all his life, a bull rider, an avid horseman and loved training cutting horses.

He is survived by three daughters, Deanie Walthall and husband Eugene and Tab Spry and Donete Sinclair, all of El Dorado; two sisters, Carolyn Miotti and husband Joe of Camdenton, MO, and Gennell Williams and husband Benny of Natchitoches, LA; and four grandchildren, Courtney and Lakin Walthall and Morgan and Logan Sinclair. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larkin and Lillie Mae Laws Spry; and a sister, Della Mae.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, October 14, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Wayne Sinclair and Butch Hill officiating. Burial was in the Ernest Cemetery in Tinsman. Pallbearers were John Sturdivant, Ronnie Bowen, James Oliver, Jim Savage, Don Hodge and Dennis Riles. Honorary pallbearers were Georgia-Pacific truck drivers. Memorials may be made to Hope Landing, P. O. Box 10215, El Dorado, AR 71730. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Judge Robert Vittitow

Judge Robert C. Vittitow, 70, of Warren died Friday, October 14, 2011, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born December 24, 1940, in DeWitt to C. P. and the late Wanda McKenzie Vittitow, he attended Columbia Military Academy and was a graduate of DeWitt High School, the University of Arkansas at Monticello and held a juris doctorate from the Tulane School of Law. He was a partner in the firm of Huey and Vittitow and served as circuit judge for the Tenth Judicial District for over 20 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors in addition to his father are his wife, Nancy Smith Vittitow; three daughters, Bronlyn Bennett and husband Howard of Warren, Jennifer Bloodworth and husband Chad of Mandeville, LA, and Shelley Grunau and husband Jeff of Knoxville, Tenn; two brothers, Sam Vittitow of DeWitt and Ken Vittitow of Chelsea, AL; and four grandchildren, Loren Bennett and Anna Bennett of Warren and Vivian Bloodworth and Wesley Bloodworth of Mandeville. Celebration of life services were at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 16, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Dari Victoria Rowen and Rev. Gary Maskell officiating.

Robert Green was soloist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery at Warren by Frazer's Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Blake Marsh, Mike Lawrence, Tommy Larance, Daniel Barnett, Butch Belin and Curtis Blankinship, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Newton, Dr. James W. Marsh, Larry Derby, Jim Cross, Robert Green, Hunter Johnson, Dr. Kerry Pennington, Karen Richardson and members of the Southeast Arkansas Legal Institute.

Memorials preferred to the Warren Branch Library c/o Roxie Wright, 115 West Cypress Street, Warren, Ark 71671 or the Humane Society of Bradley County, P.O. Box 128; Warren, Ark. 71671. Online guestbook www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

Ima Lee Lloyd White

Ima Lee Lloyd White, 69, of the Prairie Grove community died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at her home. Born March 22, 1942, in Drew County, she was a retired secretary, an avid genealogist, and a Baptist. She was a daughter of the late Arthur Lee Lloyd, Jr., and Margie Ellen Baker Lloyd and was also preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Milam.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Jimmy White of Prairie Grove; one daughter, Pam Blount and husband Keith, of Colorado Springs, Co.; three sons, Greg White of Prairie Grove, Kenny White and wife Christy of Warren, and Terry White and wife Theresa of Prairie Grove; 19 grandchildren, Scott, Keith, Craig, Sara, Kristen, Alex, Delani, Kyle, Crystal, Ashley, Samantha, Tabitha, Heather, Amanda, Lindsey, Kade, Tiffany, Savannah, and Bryan; and three great-grandchildren, Arianna, Gracie, and Aiden.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Prairie Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Ricky Carpenter and Willie Thornhill officiating. Burial was at the Prairie Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Keith Booker, Kyle White, Junior Lloyd, Craig Booker, Richard Lloyd, and Tim Vaden. Honorary pallbearers were Bert Wallis and Danny Lloyd.

Arrangements were by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Guest book at stephensondearman.com.

Roy Wills

Roy Wills, 82, of St. Louis, MO, died Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at his home in St. Louis. He was a native of Crossett, a retired truck driver, and a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Arnita Wills; two daughters, Mary Diane Wills and Loretta Rashaad and husband Marcus of Milwaukee, WI; one step-son, Michael Taggert of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Teresa Wills, Shante Harris and Tyson Rashaad; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lee Wills; his parents, Porter and Ethel Jimerson Wills; two brothers, Porter T. Wills and Elijah Wills; one step-brother, O.B. Woods; and one stepson, Freddie Mitchell.

Grave-side services will be at 12 noon Wednesday, October 19, at Westview Cemetery, with Rev. Arthur Lanos officiating. Visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 am Wednesday at Cromwell Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be Clemon P. Jimerson, Irisch Jenkins, Richard Turner, Steve Turner, Eugene Griffin, Spencer Griffin, and Frederick Griffin and LaDon Childress. Guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net.

October 26

Estel Elmer Burchell

Estel Elmer Burchell, 89, of Crossett died Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on December 25, 1921, in Crossett to Mack C. and Maude Goodwin Burchell, he served in an anti-tank division in the U. S. Army during World War II. He retired from Georgia Pacific after 40 years of service and was a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Donald Fay Burchell of Hamburg; one brother, Norris Burchell of Crossett; three grandchildren, Caryn Owens of Crossett, David Burchell of Monroeville, AL, and Byron Burchell of West Monroe, LA; and one great-grandchild, Carson Owens of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Laverne Burchell; and three sisters, Lonia Mae Murphy, Ella Mae Murphy and Doris Hughes.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 22, at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Bros. Fredrick Etheridge and Lloyd Gibbs officiating. Burial followed at the Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Robin McElory, Billy Burchell, Rick Owens, Byron Burchell, Randy Noble and Caryn Owens. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Tucker, Clifton Tucker, Luke Clark, James Outlaw and Lexie Rickman.

Memorials may be made to Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church, 1018 Ashley Road 14 N, Crossett, AR 71635.Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Annie Mae Girtman-Cook

Annie Mae Girtman-Cook, 65, of Colorado Springs, CO, died Friday, October 14, 2011, in Colorado Springs.

A native of Hamburg and a former 15 year resident of Crossett, she owned Annie's Sewing Corner in Colorado Springs and was a member of the St. John Baptist Church in Colorado Springs. She loved reading, traveling, and sewing.

Survivors include one son, Perry Kelly of Colorado Springs; three daughters, Cynthia Fraction and husband Corey of Colorado Springs, Stephanie Banks and husband Victor of Viera, FL, and Jennifer Smith of Greenbrier, NC; her mother, Bessie Elizabeth Girtman of Crossett; three brothers, Cornelius Girtman, Jr., of Crossett, Dennis Girtman and wife Caroline of El Dorado and Donald Girtman of Hamburg; four sisters, Francis Robinson of San Francisco, CA, Julia Merritt of Pine Bluff, Brenda Martin and husband Ronald of Augusta, GA, and Deborah Sodie of The Colony, TX; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Kelly, Jr. and her father, Cornelius Girtman, Sr.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 22, at 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the old Crossett Camp community south of Hamburg with Rev. Gregory Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Nathan Girtman, Michael Girtman, Clarence Haynes, Joe Haynes, Terry Gilbert, and Cal Tucker. Honorary pallbearer are members of the T.W. Daniel High School Class of 1963. Burial was in the Nimmons Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Curry W. Martin, Jr.

Curry Walter Martin, Jr., 81, of Warren died Saturday, October 22, 2011, at Wagnon Place in Warren. Born October 31, 1929, at Newport, a son of the late Curry Walter Martin, Sr., and Salle Huffaker Martin, he received his education in the Newport Public Schools, graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College and held a Master of Music Education from North Texas State University. For 33 years, he was director of band and music for the Warren Public Schools. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and choir leader and an avid outdoorsman, trapping and fishing commercially for over 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Poteete Martin, whom he married on January 20, 1952, at Perryville; one son, Curry Walter Martin, III, of Hamburg; two daughters, Shelly Elizabeth Martin of Hot Springs and Lucinda Hemmick of Cutchogue, NY; one sister, Harriett Elizabeth Martin of Los Angeles, Calif; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Martin.

Memorial services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, at First United Methodist Church in Warren. Memorials are preferred to Martin Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Warren High School, 408 Cherry Street, Warren, Ark. 71671. Arrangements were by Frazer Funeral Home. Guest book at http://frazerfuneralhome.com/.

Carlton "Boy" Maxwell

Carlton "Boy" Maxwell, Sr., 66, of Crossett died Monday, October 17, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, he graduated from Crossett High School in 1963 and worked for Georgia Pacific Corporation for 43 years, retiring in January, 2007. He was a member of the Beulahland Assembly of God and loved to hunt, fish and work in his garden.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene O'Conner Maxwell of Crossett; a son, Carlton Maxwell Jr., and wife Suzanne of Crossett; a daughter, Dannielle Maxwell of Jena, LA; three stepsons, Gerald Brumley of New Blaine, Scott Brumley of Lonoke and Michael Brumley of Kodiak, Alaska; two sisters, Barbara Ann Outlaw of Hermitage and Wanda Jean Doss of Crossett; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Tony L. Maxwell, Sr., and his parents, M. L. and Bessie Mae Swan Maxwell.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, at the Beulahland Assembly of God with Revs. John Martin and Ricky Tyler officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harold, Billy and Jason Roberts, Charley Rice, Sam Finney and Robin McElroy. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Maxwell, Jimmy Pippen, Clay Outlaw, Kevin Miller and James Miller. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Bevelyn Truephinia McCollum

Bevelyn Truephinia Hooper McCollum, 87, of Crossett died Saturday, October 22, 2011, at her home. Born on June 27, 1924, in Muskogee, OK, to Jim and Ethel Elizabeth Moran Hooper, Mrs. McCollum was a homemaker and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Edward Ray Waters of Okmulgee, OK, and Mac McCollum of Crossett; two daughters, Joycelin Phillips and Brenda Gann, both of Mineral Wells, TX; three sisters, Louise Jones of Oklahoma, Opal Cauthon of Arizona, and Loda Mae Uplinger of Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 24, at Jones Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Charles Sutter officiating. Grandsons were pallbearers. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ouachita Christian School, 7065 Hwy. 165 N, Monroe, LA 71203.

Guest book at www.jones service.com.

Ann Sponaugle

Ann Sponaugle, 78, of Hamburg died Thursday, October 20, 2011, at her residence in Hamburg. A native of Camden, a resident of Hamburg for the past 25 years and a former resident of Crossett, Hampton, Little Rock, Wynne, Smackover and Huntsville, she was a homemaker, a Church of Christ minister's wife for 57 years and a member of the Hamburg Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Minister Joe Sponaugle; a son, Mark Sponaugle of Hamburg; two daughters, Cynthia Barnes of El Dorado and Lori Rabb and husband Rusty of Monticello; three grandchildren, Leah Rabb and Dillon Rabb of Monticello and Christopher Barnes of Russellville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; her parents, J. D. and Elsie Word Reaves; two brothers, Lee Earl and Marvin Reaves; and a son-in-law, Butch Barnes.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 22, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Minister Joe Nichols officiating. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Shairrick, Anthony Lowery, Billy Gammel, Tommy Pearson, Jerry Terrell and Harry Joe Tumlison.

Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Church of Christ, 1109 N. Main Street, Hamburg. AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

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