Regina Ann Jordan
Regina Ann Jordan, 53, of Crossett died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Ashley County Medical Center. She was born Feb. 16, 1963, in Bastrop, La., to her parents, Harlan Gene and Marilyn Ruth Laing. She was a 1982 graduate of Crossett High School and a member of Pine Forrest Missionary Baptist Church. She was an employee of Georgia Pacific.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Alex Steven “Stebo” Jordan of Crossett; one daughter, Sarah Halley and husband Cory of Hamburg; one son, Rusty Jordan and wife Whitney of Crossett; one brother, Michael Laing and wife Beverly of Crossett; one sister, Margaret Kinnaird and husband Jeremy of Bastrop; and three grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 8 at Beech Street Baptist Church, 500 Beech St. in Crossett with Bro. Donnie Dubose and Bro. Elvin McDill officiating followed by burial in Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.
Ricky Allen McDaniel
Ricky Allen McDaniel, age 52, of Hamburg died July 3, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born May 18, 1964 and he was a Christian.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy McDaniel.
He is survived by one daughter, Melinda Wallice; two grandchildren; his mother, Patsy Simpson; six siblings, Donnie, Ron, and Tim Simpson, Mike Herrington, Linda Rushing, and Kaye Alonzo.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 8 at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Lula Lee Howie Brooks
Lula Lee Howie Brooks, 77, of Hamburg, died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Ashley County who graduated from Portland High School in 1958. She was a homemaker, and she worked for Foote’s and Jade Grocery Store for 40 years. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.S. Brooks in 1995; one daughter, Olivia Ann Brooks; one grandson, Benjamin Charles Brooks; her parents, Seab and Noba Lee Pruitt Howie; and one sister, Sarah Mae Howie.
She is survived by two sons, Rev. Sanders Brooks and wife, Rhonda, of Monticello and Don Brooks and wife, Kathryn, of Cabot; two sisters, Mary Alice Jackson of Tatum, Texas and Lois Mitchell of Gladewater, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Lloyd Townsend and Bro. Eugene Howie officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Franklin Ricks, Keith Ladd, Sam Ricks, Jerod Selby, Matthew Ricks and Mike Martin.
Honorary pallbearers were Benton Newcome, Carl Rice Jr., Bobby Foster, Denver Burns, Wilbur Austin, Booster Burns and Joe Foote.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Keith Ladd, 186 Ashley Road 121, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Everett Fay Pounds
Everett Fay Pounds, 74, of Hamburg, died Friday, July 8, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was a native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1959. He was an active member of Hamburg First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Everett and Abbie Virginia Golden Pounds; two brothers, Jack and Johnny Ralph Pounds; and one sister, Betty Sue Chapman.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Ellen Chapman Pounds of Hamburg; one son, Mark Pounds and wife, Kim, of Lake Village; two daughters, Michelle Pounds and husband, Hammett Evans, of Bryant and Nancy Jo Pounds of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Gwen Fischer of Hamburg and Frances Gosnell of Garland, Texas; and one grandson.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 11 at Hamburg First United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Comer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hamburg First United Methodist Church, 202 S. Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Benny Leo Chandler Sr.
Benny Leo Chandler Sr., 71, of Crossett, died Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Ashley County Medical Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1944, in Morrilton. He served in the United States Air Force which included two years in Vietnam and he worked in the Georgia Pacific plywood plant for 16 years until he retired in 2004.
He was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God Church and of Christian Motorcyclists Association Ministry.
He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamine Leo Chandler and one great-grandchild, Aria Jade McGowen.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Murphy of Crossett~ six children, Benny Leo Chandler Jr. and wife Jana of Crossett, Jody Leo Chandler of Little Rock, Tammie Jean Moreno and husband Eli of Hot Springs, Jimmy Gilley of Springhill, La., Joe Gilley and wife Kim of Crossett, and Judy Ann Brazier of Hot Springs~ his mother, Nevene Chandler of Crossett~ 12 grandchildren~ and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 11 at Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, 132 Ashley Rd 15 in North Crossett with Bro. Kenneth Neal and Bro. Justin Usselton officiating followed by burial in Adams Cemetery in Lanty under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were James Gilley, Mason Chandler, C.T. Chandler, Justus Brazier, Elijah Moreno, and Nathan McGowen. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Brazier, Charles Berryman, Ryleigh Christy, Roger Reeves, David Whittington, Ricky Hall, Jerry Gonzalez, and members of the C.M.A.
James Troy Wisecarver
James Troy Wisecarver, 84, of Hamburg, died Friday, July 8, 2016, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. He was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Crossett where he lived and worked most of his life.
He was a member and captain of the Crossett Eagles football team before serving two years in the United States Army including tours in Germany and Holland. He attended Arkansas A&M where he also played football then went to work for Georgia Pacific as a bleach plant operator until he retired after 51 years.
He served as a deacon and member of Church of Christ on Pine Street for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Philip and Bertha Irene Gilbert Wisecarver; two brothers, Warren Wisecarver and Roy Wisecarver; and two sisters, Juanita Bolten and Jean Little.
He is survived by two sons, Dee Wisecarver of Hamburg and Jay Wisecarver of Sterlington, La.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15 at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in North Crossett, with Bro. Larry Culbreath officiating. Burial will follow in Crossroads Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Wisecarver, Caleb Wisecarver, Randy Rice, Bill Swafford, Chris Brainard, and Philip Randy Rice, Bill Swafford, Chris Brainard, and Philip Wisecarver.
Honorary pallbearers will be Grayson Wisecarver and James Coleman.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at Medders Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice Home Care.
Marie Gray, 85, of Hamburg, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at her residence. She was a native of Monticello, a resident of Hamburg for the past 30 years and a former resident of Crossett for many years. She worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation Plywood Mill for 25 years having retired in 1994. She was a member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Bradford Gray in 1965; one granddaughter, Melinda Ferguson in 2007; her parents, Abraham Green and Willie Holecraft Elton; one brother, Fagan Elton; and two sisters, Flora Walker and Lela Holland.
She is survived by one son, Phillip Gray of Hamburg; one daughter, Jocelyn Wykoff of Hamburg; one sister, Daphine Martin of Camden; two brothers, Frances Elton of Little Rock and Bud Elton of Medford, Ore.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church with Dr. Shawn Williams officiating. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Brad Gray, Chad Gray, Bobby Kelley, Dave Wykoff, Eddie Black and Harold Roberts. Honorary pallbearer will be Robin Kelley.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, 803 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Rev. Elbert Herbert Lee Sanders
Rev. Elbert Herbert Lee Sanders, 103, of Monroe, La., died Saturday, July 9, 2016.
He was a retired pulp wood cutter in the timber industry and a pastor for over 50 years at First Pentecostal Church of Sondheimer, La., and First Pentecostal Church of Lake Providence, La. He was also a founding elder of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Hamburg. He served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness in Hamburg. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 12 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Alice Miller Chapel. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Hamburg and under the direction of Miller Funeral Home.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Triwanna Sanders-Square, husband Rev. Danotony Square of Monroe, and Elbert K. Sanders, wife Alison of Queens, NY; three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
Pallbearers are Willie Sanders, Ira Tucker, Baron Johnson, Worth Hayes, Joe Hall, and James McDaniel.
Deborah Douthit, 61 of Camden, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born Dec. 30, 1954 in Camden to Tommy and Shelby Mitchell Drummond. She was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church and Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Gamma sorority.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, David Douthit; one son, Derek Douthit and wife, Christy; two grandsons; one brother, Rance Drummond and wife, Susan of Nashville; and one sister, Paula Inzer and husband, Gary of Hampton.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Cullendale First Baptist Church with burial in Bell Chapel Cemetery in Chidester. Dr. Wade Totty officiated. Proctor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Cullendale First Baptist Church, 1850 Cash Road, Camden, AR.
Mary Fowler, age 85 of Wilmot, died Monday, July 4 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Wilmot, a retired certified nurses’ assistant, and a member of Morning Star Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by three sons, James Metcalf, Larry Smith and Lonnie Smith; her parents, William and Maggie Mullen-Porch; one brother, Leroy Porch; and three sisters, Mattie Porch, Lucille Goodlow and Classey Leonard.
She is survived by five sons, Roosevelt Smith Jr., wife Virginia of Sherwood, Herbert Fowler of Bastrop, La., Dennis Fowler, wife Erica of Grandview, Mo., Vincent Fowler, wife Sandra of Grandview, and Willie Fowler of Wilmot; one daughter, Mary Smith, husband Donnie of Eudora; one brother, Joseph Peter Porch, wife Donnie Mae of Los Angeles, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. Eddie D. Montgomery and Rev. Ambrose Dozark officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and trustees of Morning Star Baptist Church. Burial will be in St. Martha Cemetery in Wilmot.
Visitation will be Friday, July 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cromweell Funeral Home.
Harvey Gurtman Black Jr.
Harvey Gurtman Black Jr., age 93, of Lake Village, died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at his home. He was born March 23, 1923 in Boydell, Arkansas to the late, Harvey Gurtman Black Sr. and Fannie Lagrone Black. Mr. Black was a retired farmer and an avid hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Saleema Mansour Black, three brothers, Freddie Black, Ray Black, and David Black; two sisters, Lois Adamson, and Patsy Wilson.
Survivors are two sons, Saleem Mansour Black of Lake Village, and Frederick Gerald Black and wife, Elizabeth of Lake Village; three grandchildren, Laura Lea Witt and husband, Justin Witt, Frederick Gerald Black, Jr., and Carolyn Saleema Black; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was 10am Saturday, July 9, 2016 at St. Isadore Cemetery in Lake Village, Arkansas with Father Theophilus Okpara officiating services. Arrangements by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village, Arkansas. Online guest book at http://www.bishopkingfuneralhome.com/
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 314 S Lakeshore Dr, Lake Village, AR 71653.
Lonnie Earl “Tucson” Gaston
Lonnie Earl “Tucson” Gaston, age 68 of Hamburg, died Saturday, July 9 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. He was a native of Wilmot but lived in San Jose, Calif., for several years. He moved back to Hamburg in 2009. He was a retired auto mechanic and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gladis Gaston; step father, Willie Belion; two brothers, Joe Fred Collins and Lamar E. Belion; and one sister, Jewline Dancy.
He is survived by three daughters, Valerie Hillman, Betty Gaston and Antionett Gaston, all of San Jose; his mother, Sarah Belion Webb of Hamburg; two brothers, Phillip Belion of Fresno, Calif., and Jerry Belion of Palo Alto, Calif.; three sisters, Willie Marie Newton of San Jose, Claudell Belion of Fresno and Evelyn Girtman of Hamburg; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m. at Christ Pentecostal Church in Hamburg with Bishop Alphonso Madden officiating. Pallbearers will be Lee Nimmer, Barron Johnson, Shuron Jenkings, Larry Tippie, Nathaniel Miller and Mark Zintel. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery.
Viewing is Thursday, July 14 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.
Eloid Daniel, age 72, of Kansas City, Kan., died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at his residence. He was a native of Fountain Hill, a retired custodian at Unified School District 500 and a member of Community Baptist Church. He was a lifelong musician and worked for many churches in the Kansas City area.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; parents, Nathan and Lottie Cason Daniel; two brothers, Henry Daniel and Timothy Daniel; and two sisters, Viola Brock and Merdis “Lois” Miller.
He is survived by one son, Johnnie Daniel; two daughters, Sheila Hayes and Barbara Daniel-Johnson, husband Robert, all of Kansas City; one brother, Joe Daniel of San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Nazaree Wilson, Ruby Cole and Mary Harris, all of Fountain Hill; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fountain Hill with Rev. Jessie Washington officiating. Pallbearers will be LeVell Brock, Ben Brock, Fred Brock, Dennis Cole, John Johnson and Johnnie Daniel. Burial will be in Norris Hill Cemetery.
Viewing will be Wednesday, July 13 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.
Frances Lucille Fulgham Barrett
Frances Lucille Fulgham Barrett of Hamburg died Monday, July 11, 2016 among family at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. She was a native of Mathiston, Miss., but resided in Hamburg most of her life and raised her family there. She was a member of Gardner Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Fulgham, and two brothers, James Fulgham and Roger Fulgham.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Burnice L. Barrett of Hamburg; three sons, Ronald Barrett of Louisiana, James Barrett of Hamburg and Shane Barrett and wife, Tara, of Hot Springs; her mother, Hazel Fulgham of Hamburg; siblings, Christine Wright of Hamburg, Dewayne Fulgham of Hamburg, Denny and Diane Barrett, Donald and Kay Bell, and Barbara Barrett; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gayle Riles and Bro. Eugene Howie officiating. A private burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Drew County. Honorary pallbearers are her nephews, Anthony Fulgham, Mike Fulgham, Terry Fulgham, Shawn Fulgham, Adam Wright and Rane Barrett. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.