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Donald Glen Barnett Jr

Donald Glen Barnett Jr, 40, of Crossett, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. He was born on July 5, 1976, in Crossett and was a former employee of RamFab where he worked approximately 18 years.

He is survived by his children, Joesy Glen Barnett and Colton Burley Barnett "Squirmy" of Clinton; his mother and stepfather, Janice Grayson and Larry Joe Grayson of Star City; his father and stepmother, Donald Glen Barnett Sr. and Cynthia of Crossett; one sister, Dana Barker and husband Willie also of Crossett; two stepbrothers, Chad Hampton of Hamburg and Michael Pierce and wife Jennifer of Shreveport, La.; and one stepsister, Kelly Allen and husband Joe of Crossett.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett.

Katherine Oliva Billingsley

Katherine Oliva Billingsley, 94, of Crossett, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at her daughter's residence. She was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she lived most of her life before moving to Bastrop, La. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bastrop and a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis George Billingsley; her parents, Leo and Katherine Oliva; three brothers, Leo Oliva, Johnny Oliva, and Anthony Oliva; and one sister, Josephine Billingsley.

She is survived by her four daughters, Kathi Davis of Terrell, Texas, Carol Green of Bastrop, Teresa Huff of Homer, La., and Marie Stephenson and husband David of Crossett; one sister, Louise Amato of Springhill, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was set for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson, Elder Mark Singleman, officiating followed by burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop.

Pallbearers are her grandsons, Bryan Singleman, Scott Singleman, Steven Davis, Kenny Shanks, Craig Huff Jr., Lewis Huff, Justin Huff, Stephen Stephenson, Matthew Nubles, and James Nubles.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Dennis Ragan Blackstock 

Dennis Ragan Blackstock, age 66, of Baton Rouge, La., died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. He was a native of Jonesboro, La., and a former resident of Monroe, La. He worked as an insurance salesman and restaurant manager and was of the Baptist faith.



He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lona Plunkett-Blackstock; five brothers, Jack Blackstock, Harold Blackstock, Kenneth Blackstock, Cecil Blackstock, and David Blackstock; and two sisters, Beaulah Herron and Hazel Walpole.

He is survived by two sons, Shane Blackstock, wife Rhonda of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Damon Blackstock, wife Lena of Gadsden, Ala.; one daughter, LeAnna Blackstock-Blanchard of Longmont, Colo.; two sisters, Inez Herron of Crossett and Lillian Breedlove Sims of Lake Village; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Carlton White and Bro. Dale Doss officiating.

Pallbearers were Shane Blackstock, Damon Blackstock, Cody Blackstock, Dylan Blackstock, Joe Breedlove and Wayne Herron. Burial was in Rolfe Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

George Ellis Coulter

George Ellis Coulter, 63, of Redding, Calf., died Nov. 20, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.



He was a native of Hamburg and graduated from Hamburg High School in 1971. In Redding he worked at Simpson Paper Co for 28 years then as a substance abuse counselor at Cornerstone Rehab Center, Cascade Circle. He was also the manager of Homeward Bound, a transition house for men recovering from substance abuse.

He was once a reserve officer for Anderson Police Department and among other positions, he served as a deacon at Beacon Missionary Baptist Church for the last 39 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Coulter; step mother, Shelley Coulter; and step father, Bennie Rosen.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon Coulter; his mother, Mary Rosen; two sons, Michael and wife Donna of Weaverville, Calif., and David and wife Rachelle of Dixon Calif.; one daughter, Rebekah Scheer and husband Dan of Oroville, Calif.; two sisters, Kelley McBride of Redding and Carrie Burke (Shawn) of Washington; and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. at Beacon Missionary Baptist Church, 2170 Hartnell Ave in Redding.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300, Rockville MD 20852.

Elum Richson 

Elum Richson, age 94, of Hamburg, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at Martin Luther King Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. He was a native of Monroe, La., a veteran of World War II having served as military police, and a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness.



He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Mary Richson, and two daughters, Ida Marie Jackson and Joyce Richson.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 70 years, Ossie Robinson-Richson; six sons, Robert Richson and wife Neicey of Victorville, Calif., Jerry Richson and wife Yolanda of Fontana, Calif., Morris-Ray Richson and wife Tina of Hamburg, Willie Jean Richson and wife Sue of Clarksville, Tenn., David Richson of Hamburg, and Lonell Richson and wife Yolanda of Hamburg; one daughter, Lorene Williams of Compton, Calif.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness, 1117 N Pine Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Pallbearers are Daniel Richson, Jerry Richson, Lonell Richson, Morris Richson, Robert Richson and Bo Stanley.

Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Hamburg under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Howard L. Roberts 

Howard L. Roberts, 61, of Crossett, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at Life Touch Hospice Center in El Dorado. He was a native of Crossett and a former resident of Nashville, Tenn. He graduated from Crossett High School in 1974 and attended University of Arkansas at Monticello, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He was employed by New Horizons of Nashville as a computer engineer. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.



He is survived by his parents, Rev. Travis and Peggy Cash Roberts of Crossett, and two brothers, Rev. Steve Roberts and wife, Terri, of Arkadelphia and Danny Roberts and wife, Christine, of Bethlehem, Ga.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Roberts and Rev. Eric Hodge officiating. A private burial was in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Honorary pallbearers were Jon D. Cash, Michael Roberts, Landon Roberts, Zackary Vest, John Pennington, Royce Harville, Ralph Jackson and Lee Patrick. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Rita Roberts 

Rita Roberts, 61, of Hamburg died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at Crossett Rehabilitation and Health Center. She was a native of Fountain Hill, a homemaker and a member of Fountain Hill First Baptist Church.



She was preceded in death by her parents, Malvin and Hettie Curley Graves.

She is survived by her husband, James Roberts of Hamburg; one son, Michael Cunningham and wife, Sandy, of Lacey; two step-sons, James Allen Roberts and Scott Roberts and wife, Christy, all of Hamburg; two brothers, Charles "Skip" Davey and wife, Gail, and Harry "Scooter" Davey and wife, Linda, all of Hamburg; a sister, Vera Leard of Tyler, Texas; three grandsons and one step-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chryl Slocum officiating. Burial will be in Flat Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Carl Cunningham, Eric Montgomery, Jerod Williamson, Scott Robert, James Allen Roberts and Neal Mausehardt.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Louise Rowlett

Louise Rowlett of Monticello died Nov. 20, 2016.

She was born May 9, 1937 in Gould and was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Rowlett Sr., and her parents, Waymon and Ellen Kinermon.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at Sixteen Section Missionary Baptist Church, Hwy 278. Services were entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home, 738 E. Oakland, Monticello.

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