Myron Vernon Harrison
Monroe and Abita Springs, LA
Myron Vernon Harrison, 67, passed away on Oct. 13, 2016, at home, after a 10 month battle with cancer and treatments. He was born (and grew up) in Hamburg, Arkansas to Barbara and Vernon Harrison. He went to Louisiana Tech University, receiving a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Finance. He worked in multi-wall packaging his entire career, surviving 5 takeovers. He was working for International Paper in Bogalusa, LA as a Sales Rep at the time of his illness. He loved playing with his grandchildren, watching his son and grandson play baseball and carrying his granddaughter around.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Renie (Irene) Shelley Harrison; his son and daughter-in-law, Tyler and Emily Harrison and grandchildren, Drew and Alyssa; his brother, Ben Tyler Harrison; his cousins, Brian Duncan and Nicole Duncan Rhoads.
Memorial service was at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1901 Lexington Ave., Monroe, LA 71201 on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 3:00 pm with visitation before the service.
Mittie Pauline Rickman Hill
Mittie Pauline Rickman Hill, 97, of Crossett, died Oct. 15, 2016 at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation.
She was born in Crossett Feb. 6, 1919, to her parents, Robert Melton and Josiephine Maxwell Rickman.
She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, having retired from Chase Bag Company after 38 years of employment. She had been an active member of North Crossett First Baptist Church for 66 years, serving as a Children's Sunday School teacher, VBS teacher, and choir member.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Delmont Hill; one brother, J.T. Rickman; and four sisters, Lucille Watt, Lorene Byrd, Minnie Clark, and Nina Josey.
She is survived by one son, Wesley Lamar Hill and wife Leslie of Crossett; three brothers, Robert E. Rickman and Lexie Rickman both of Crossett, and James Edgar Rickman and wife Mary of Nixa, Mo.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at North Crossett First Baptist Church, 1035 Highway 133 N, in Crossett, with Pastor Robin Allen officiating. Burial in Antioch Cemetery followed under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
The family wishes to thank the employees of The Pillars, Stonegate Villa, and Hospice Homecare, for their love and care over the last 13 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to North Crossett First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1035 Highway 133 N, Crossett, AR 71635, or the Antioch Cemetery Trust Fund, 187 Ashley Rd 710, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Booker T. Lucas Jr.
Booker T. Lucas Jr., age 73, of Lake Village, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was a lifelong resident of Lake Village, an employee of Entergy and a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Village where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by one son, Theferro Lucas; one daughter, Sabetra Lynn Lucas; his parents, Booker T. and Florence Martin-Lucas; two brothers, Johnny Lee Lucas Sr. and Andrew Liggins Jr.; and one sister, Lula Mae Halley.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Jean Garner-Lucas; one son, Fredrick Lucas, wife Zilda of Little Rock; two daughters, Sharetha Buckner of Lake Village and Angela Kimble Garner of Pine Bluff; two brothers, John Lucas of San Diego, Calif., and Levell Lucas Sr. of Lake Village; two sisters, Shirley Faye Vanlandingham of Dewitt and Erma Jean Lucas of Lake Village; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Central Community Baptist Church with Rev. E.D. Handie officiating.
Pallbearers are Eugene Butler, Larry Palmer, Haywood Kelsey, Billy Joe Perry, Earl Johnson and Earl Harris. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Lake Port Cemetery in Lake Village under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Visitation will be Saturday from 12 noon until the service at the Central Community Baptist Church, 402 Annex Street, Lake Village, AR 71653.
Merle Pennington Murphy
Merle Pennington Murphy, 94, of Hamburg, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a native of the Milo community outside of Hamburg and a former resident of Fort Worth and Odessa, Texas. She graduated from Hamburg High School and was a homemaker. She was a charter member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Howard "Pete" Murphy in 2008; her parents, McClellan and Annie Lou Howard Pennington; four brothers, Don Pennington, Elton Pennington, M.C. Pennington and Conrad Pennington; and two sisters, Macel Rodgers and Erma Lou Sharp.
She is survived by two daughters, Becky Powell of Diana, Texas and Shirley Fenn and husband, Melvin, of Alvarado, Texas; one brother, Bruce Pennington and wife, Martha; one sister, Annette Craig and husband, Jimmy; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Boseman and Bro. Bruce Culp officiating. Burial was in Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gerry Rodgers, Ronnie Rodgers, Royce Sharp, Regan Craig, Mickey Pennington, Jimmy Lynn Pennington, Rickey Pennington, Phillip Craig, Jeffery Pennington, Mack Pennington and Kenny Pennington. Memorials may be made to Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, 803 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Robert Daniel "Danny" Nutter
Robert Daniel "Danny" Nutter, age 88, of Hamburg died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe, La. He was a native of Gillet but a resident of Hamburg for the past 63 years, a former employee of Hamburg Police Department and Ashley County Sheriff Department and of the Lutheran faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Burt and Velma Ann Gyness-Nutter; two sisters, Lavern Sassman and Shirley Hayes; and one brother, John Wilbert Nutter.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Connie Brannon-Nutter; one son, William "Chuck" Nutter, wife Carol of Hamburg; one daughter, Terry Ann McLarrin, husband Joe of Hamburg; one sister, Linda Murphy, husband Jerry of Albany, Ga; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in Promise Land Cemetery in Hamburg and were under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg with Bro. Rayburn McLarrin officiating.
Pallbearers were Daniel Watt, Dakota Martin, Joseph McLarrin, Joey McLarrin, Johnny Pierce and Scott Parker.