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Lexie Phillips Clanton

Lexie Phillips Clanton, 84, of Crossett, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016. She was born September 26, 1932, in Centerpoint, Arkansas, to her parents, Vernon and Ida Cash Phillips. She was an active member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church for over 50 years, the Ladies Auxiliary, a proud member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Ashley County Tractor Club. Her humble upbringing molded her into a gracious and hardworking Christian woman who loved and cared for her family and would do anything to help others. She enjoyed attending church, traveling with her family, helping with outdoor chores, and making biscuits every morning.

She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Edward, Ray, and Bobby Phillips.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Billy M. Clanton; one daughter, Pamala Diane Clanton; and one son, Billy M. Clanton, Jr. all three of Crossett; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 1st at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, 2201 South Main St, in Crossett with Pastor Don Justice officiating, followed by an interment at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Johnny Hayden, Paul Hayden, Jon Hayden, Caleb Walsh, Matthew Clanton, and Paul Morara.

Visitation will be from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Ashley County Skilled Workcenter, P.O. Box 900, Crossett, AR 71635

Charlene Doss

Charlene Doss, 90, of Hamburg, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. She was a native of Hamburg and a resident of the Milo community since 1949. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, R.B. Doss; her parents, Limmie and Lottie Stell Willis; two brothers, Dayerl Willis and Joe Willis; and one sister, Gracie Harris.

She is survived by four sons, Robert Glen Doss and wife, Mary, of San Bernardino, Calif., Willis Doss and wife, Delouise, of Crossett, Dan Doss of Round Rock, Texas and Dale Doss and wife, LaSonia, of Crossett; two daughters, Tina Tyler and husband, John, of Crossett and Lisa Rice and husband, Randy, of Fort Gibson, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Robert Meeks, Jamie Meeks, Nicholas Meeks, Scotty Richardson, Julian Estelle and Pat Allison. Honorary pallbearers were John Richardson and Jimmy Meeks.

Memorials may be made to Unity Cemetery Association, c/o Keith Barnett, 1710 Parkway Drive, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

Audrey Lee Brown Edwards

Audrey Lee Brown Edwards, 57, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of the Shiloh community northeast of Hamburg. She worked at the Garment Factory in Hamburg for almost 20 years and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one son, Shannon Ray Montgomery; her father, John Earl Brown; and one brother, Johnny Ray Brown.

Survivors are her husband, Buford "Buzz" Edwards; one son, Eric Lee Montgomery and wife, Jennifer, all of Hamburg; one step-son, Ronnie Joe Edwards of McGehee; one step-daughter, Regina Faye Bullock of Lake Village; her mother, Clyda Faye Brady Sims of Monticello; one sister, Linda Brown Ngar and husband, Sam, of Dumas; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A private burial will be in Flat Creek Cemetery at a later date. A gathering of family and friends was held Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

Russell (Coach) Kelley

Russell (Coach) Kelley, 44, of Hamburg, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at his residence.

He was a native of Crossett and former resident of Fountain Hill. He graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1990 and University of Central Arkansas in 1998.

He was a teacher, softball and basketball coach with Hamburg School District and a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his father, Jimmy H. Kelley of Hamburg; his mother and step-father, Betty Graves Adams and Dale Adams of Hamburg; and his grandmother, Sybil Graves of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Josh Luellen and Bro. Trey Emory officiating. Burial was in Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lane Chapman, Zachary Jackson, John Spaulding, Steven Hall, Danny Spencer, Cody Wells, Eric Thomas and Joe Halvorson. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Davis, Max Dyson, Scott Stephenson and Donald Rosen.

Memorials may be made to Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 765 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

Hayven Ruth Tice

Hayven Ruth Tice, 2 months old, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.

She was born Sept. 2, 2016 in Warren.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, John Jeffers, Joan Manning and Dr. James David Tice.

She is survived by her mother, Janna Tice of Hamburg; her father, Garrett Jeffers of Monticello; her grandparents, Drs. John and Teresa Tice of Hamburg and John Paul and Ginger Jeffers of Monticello; and her great-grandparents, Carolyn Jeffers of Fountain Hill, Bill Manning of Monroe, La., Merline Tice of Pine Bluff, George Roscoe of Redfield and Darlene Kennedy of Columbia, Tenn.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 in Shady Grove Cemetery in Grant County with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Scott Wheeler officiating. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

Rudy Alan Wrzesinski

Rudy Alan Wrzesinski, 71, of Lake Village, AR passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Rudy was born on October 29, 1945 in Montrose, Arkansas to the late Rudolph M. and Allene Woods Wrzesinski. He was a graduate of Lakeside High School in Lake Village. He served as a Gideon Speaker with the Delta Gideon Camp and was a long time member of the Lake Village Lions Club. Rudy formally worked for Farm Equipment/Chicot Implement, which is now Arkansas AG. After he retired, he owned and operated Cross Equipment Company. Rudy was an avid hunter and fisherman. Rudy never met a stranger and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Lake Village Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Jill Beavers Wrzesinski; sons, Jeremy (Christi) Wrzesinski of Lake Village, AR and Bryce Wrzesinski of Little Rock, AR; brothers, Robert "Vonnie" Thomason of Montrose, AR and Rodney "Hoss" (Dee) Thomason of White Hall, AR; granddaughters, Abby Elizabeth, Mary Emily, and Riley Allene Wrzesinski.

Visitation will be 5-7pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Lake Village Baptist Church in Lake Village, AR. Funeral Services will be at 11:00am Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Lake Village Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Chennault officiating.

Burial will follow at Portland Cemetery in Portland, AR. Arrangements by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of Lake Village, AR. Online guest book may be signed at www.griffinculpepper.com.

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