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Edward Lester Walser

Edward Lester Walser, age 97, of Crossett, died June 12, 2016. He was born in Hamburg March 11, 1919 to the late William Byron and Mary Sula Anders Walser. He was a pipefitter for Georgia Pacific and a sergeant for the Marine Corps having served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Juanita Walser of Crossett; one son, Dennis Walser (Lena) of Bentonville; one daughter, Alice Schneider (Martin) of Cabot; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; one step-grandson and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at First Baptist Church with Bro. Jamie Staley officiating. Interment followed in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Pallbearers were Tommy Hooks, Elton Dumas, Bill Phillips, Claude Spainhour, Doyle Donaldson, Ken Craven, Steve Courson, and Jim Knighton.

Harold Cooper Hall

Harold Cooper Hall, age 80, of Crossett, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at his residence. He was a native of Rosedale, Miss., and former resident of Omaha, Neb., where he graduated and remained an active alumnus of Boys Town.

He served 23 years in the US Air Force, where he gained a rank of master sergeant and aircraft maintenance superintendent receiving a Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Award. He was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God Church.

He owned and operated H and H Mobile Home Park in West Crossett for 37 years. He was an active member of Southern Cross Chapter of Christian Motorcycle Association.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Cooper Hall; his mother, Beulah Molder Hall-Anderson; his stepfather, Robert Anderson; one sister, Maxine Quinzi; and two great-grandchildren.

He is survived by one son, Rick Hall, wife Crystal of Caruthersville, Mo.; one daughter, Dawn Goodale of Sikeston, Mo.; one sister, Christine Smythe, husband Marlin of Creswell, Org.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Cloverdale Assembly of God Church with Rev. Alan Womack officiating.

Pallbearers were Jerry Gonzalez, Ernesto Gonzalez, Samuel Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, Roger Reeves and Charles Berryman.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Southern Cross Chapter of Christian Motorcycle Association, James Stanbery, John Stanbery and Leo Chandler.

Private burial will be held at a later Date. Arrangements were made by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010; Saint Jude Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, 132 Ashley 15 Road, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mary Elizabeth Nelson

Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Nelson, 76, of Crossett, died Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Ashley County Medical Center.

She was born in Louisville, Ken., Feb. 17, 1940, to her parents, the late Benjamin and Golda Stinson. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and worked as a secretary for Georgia Pacific for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joe Kenneth Nelson of Crossett; two daughters, Mary Teresa Nelson and Denise Thornton of McKinney, Texas; one son, Michael Kenneth Nelson and wife Jeanie of Monroe, La.; two grandchildren and three great grandsons.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 20 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Union County with Bro. Toby Austin officiating under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

Honorary pallbearers were Roy Patterson, Jim Carter, Lester Avery, Dan Kersey, Dan Dumas, Kelley Lindsey, and Jason Barnett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Archie Lee Arnold

Archie Lee Arnold, age 75, of Pine Bluff died Monday, June 20, 2016 at his residence in the Watson Chapel Community. He was a native of Morrilton, a retired heavy equipment operator and of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Laura Jones-Arnold, and one brother, Frank Arnold.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Doris Carter-Arnold; one son, Randall Arnold, wife Dianne of Rison; one step-son, Bobby Bond Jr., wife Michelle of White Hall; two daughters, Pamela Arnold of Franklin, N.C., Tracie Phillips, husband Ken of Mayflower; two step-daughters, Debbie Francis, husband Charles of Rison and Lisa Riles of Franklin; two brothers, Pete Green, wife Monica of Mountain Home and James Green, wife Brenda of Rison; three sisters, Mary Burton, husband Gerald of Warren, Gale Black of Texarkana, and Lavonne Terry, husband Bobby of Sheridan; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 in Carter Cemetery on Hwy 52 southwest of Hamburg and was under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg with Brother Gerald Burton officiating.

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