Ruth McCay, age 82, of Crossett, died June 29, 2016. She was born Oct. 30, 1933 in Dewitt. She was executive secretary for Crossett Housing Authority and a member of Prairie Country Club Women's Golf Association as well as a state champion bowler. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Eason and Lois Olive Young Ruffin; three brothers, Berlin, Ray and Bobby Joe Ruffin; and one grandson, Adam McCay.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, George McCay; one son, Buddy Cameron (Theresa); two daughters, Faye McCracken (Roger) and Vicki Shirley (Mike), all of Crossett; one step-son, Thomas D. McCay (Peggy) of Calion; one step-daughter, Nanci Sanders of Longview; one brother, Ken Ruffin of Mayflower; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1 in Pinewood Memorial Park with Bro. Eric Hodge officiating and under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or one's favorite charity.
Rosie "Jo" Lee Hamm
Rosie "Jo" Lee Hamm, 75, of Crossett, died Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. She was born Jan. 28, 1941. She co-owned Hamm's Hydraulics with her husband and was a homemaker. She was part of Community Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Stephenson and Gertrude Futch Richardson; three brothers, Claude Richardson Jr., John White, and Fred White; and one sister, Ida May White.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Lynwood "Jack" Hamm of Crossett; two sons, Belvin Hamm and wife Joan and Richard Marion Hamm, all of Crossett; one daughter, Deborah Sturdivant also of Crossett; two sisters, Viola Neilson of Winnsboro, La., and Polly Guillot of Minden, La.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3 at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in North Crossett with Bro. Mike Chain and Bro. Art Crymes officiating followed by burial in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Paul Hamm, Landel Hamm, Joe Hamm, Greg Hamm, Leon Hamm, David Hamm, John Garner, and Elton Taunton. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Listar and Alford Watts.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Chapel Baptist Church, 109 Hoss Carter Rd, Crossett, AR 71635.
James W. "Pete" Carpenter
James W. "Pete" Carpenter, 61, of Hamburg, died Friday, July 1, 2016 at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg. He was a farmer and worked for Ladd Farms for a number of years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Carpenter in 2000; and three half brothers, Waymond, Jimmy and Doyle Carpenter.
He is survived by one son, Justin Carpenter and wife, Haley, of Hamburg; one daughter, Jennifer Carpenter of Dewitt; his mother, Maxie Bozeman Carpenter of Hamburg; three brothers, Willie Mac Carpenter and Charles Carpenter and wife, Donna, all of Hamburg, and Haskell Carpenter and wife, Rita, of Crossett; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jamie Coulter officiating. Burial was in Promise Land Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Adam Westmoreland, Melissa Westmoreland, Richard Carpenter, Thomas Carpenter, Jason Carpenter and Keith Ladd.
Honorary pallbearers were Charles Carpenter, Haskell Carpenter, Willie Carpenter, David Ladd, Reggie King and Terry Stephens.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
C.B. Harriman, 78, of Hamburg, died Friday, July 1, 2016 at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg. He graduated from Hamburg High School and was in the United States Army Reserves for four years. He worked for Jones Funeral Home and retired in 1992 from the United States Postal Service after 30 years, the last 12 as postmaster. He was a member of St. Mark;s Episcopal Church in Crossett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cordel and Claude Locke Harriman; one brother, Morril Harriman and one step-son, Nick Upshaw.
He was survived by his wife of 31 years, Shirley Eaves Harriman of Hamburg; three sons, Steve Harriman and wife, Stacey, of Hamburg, Corey Harriman and wife, Candace, and Craig Harriman and wife, Misty, all of Dallas, Texas; one step-son, Joe Upshaw of Crossett; one sister, Kathryn Carter of Bossier City, La.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A Requiem Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with Father Bob Allen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 909 Hickory Street, Crossett, AR 71635. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.