Jonathan "Jody" Moreau
Jonathan "Jody" Moreau, 43, of McGehee, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 at McGehee-Desha County Hospital. He was a native of Montrose and moved to McGehee two years ago. He graduated from Montrose Academy in 1992. He was a farmer and a member of Montrose Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Joseph "Ricky" Moreau.
He is survived by one son, Selby Lane Moreau; two daughters, Anne Reese and Addison Moreau, all of McGehee; his mother, Patricia Selby Wright of Bossier City, La.; one sister, Dorissa Moreau Kaufman and husband, Justin, of McGehee; and one grandmother, Doris Nelms Selby of Montrose.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 at Montrose Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Ferguson officiating. Burial was in Snyder Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mark Pennington, Kirk Bierbaum, Trey Moyers, Greg Moyers, Doug Tullos, Bruce Smith, Jim Cokley and Thad Selby.
Memorials may be sent to Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Sue Bailey, 126 Honey Hill Loop, Searcy, AR 72143.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Jo Ann Hambers
Jo Ann Hambers, 72, of Greenwood, Miss., died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. She was a native and former resident of Lake Village but a resident of Greenwood for the past 24 years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist who volunteered at Life Help in Greenwood, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hambers; an infant baby; and her father, Lonnie Knight.
She is survived by one son, Bill Hambers III of Lake Village; one daughter, Sandra Hambers; her mother, Faye Parks Knight; one brother, Ronnie Knight, all of Greenwood; two sisters, Betty Milholland of Fort Worth, Texas, and Linda Pate of Jackson, Miss.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 in Portland Cemetery with Rev. Craig Chain officiating.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Alma Jean Pinkston
Alma Jean Pinkston, age 84, of Crossett, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 in Little Rock. She was born Aug. 27, 1932 in Warren and worked at Chase Bag Company for a time. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Arkansas State Firefighters, Postal Service and the Eastern Star. She was also involved in PTA and Band Boosters. She was of the Assembly of God faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Almer and Ethel Irene Lochala Langley; her husband, W.R. "Pinky" Pinkston; one daughter, Terry Lynn Pruitt; one sister, Christine Graves; and one brother, Charles Langley.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth R. Pinkston (Dawn) of Ponchatoula, La.; two daughters, Cecelia Jean Strickland (Victor) of Jacksonville and Pamela K. Pinkston of Crossett; one brother, Don Langley of Crossett; one sister, Jo Ann Johnson of Crossett; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 in Pinewood Memorial Park and under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Earl "Whitey" Stein
Earl "Whitey" Stein, 90, of Hamburg, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at his residence. He was a native of Latrobe, Penn.; a resident of Hamburg for the past 30 years and a former resident of Dallas, Texas for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was the owner of Jokey’s Rug Cleaning Service in Dallas and was an Oriental rug expert. He was a member of The River Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Toon Stein in 1970; one son, Charles Douglas "Chuck" Stein in 2008; one step-son, James Author Cason; one step-daughter, Shirlie Cason Fredrick; one grandson, Wade Sibley; one great-grandson, Kye Wells; his parents, Denis and Josephine Priester Stein; seven brothers, Joe Stein, Morris Stein, Raymon Stein, George Stein, Charlie Stein, Floyd Stein and Regis Stein; and three sisters, Amelia Kloos, Edna Schultz and Ester Stein.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jessie Porter Cason Stein of Hamburg; one son, Andrew Mark Stein of Dallas, Texas; two step-sons, Johnny Cason of Eudora and Ray Cason of Indian Mound, Tenn.; four step-daughters, Inez Sibley of Eudora and Margaret McCrory, Christine Roberts and Fay White all of Hamburg; one sister, Ruth Stein of Latrobe; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial will be with military honors in Flat Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Eli Roberts, James Allen Roberts, Scott Roberts, Casey Sibley, Neal Sibley and Cliff Wells. Memorials may be made to Jess McCrory Memorial Scholarship, c/o Patti Sanders, E-108AFLS Building, 1 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Betty Sue Dubose Murphy
Betty Sue Dubose Murphy, 91, of Crossett died Sept. 1, 2016, at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. She was born in Hermitage July 4, 1925 and retired from Georgia Pacific in 1987 after working 25 years as a key punch operator. She also worked in the nurseries at First Baptist Church and Temple Baptist Church and was a cook for the Angels About Tea Room.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Carrie Powell Dubose; her husband, Richard Boyd Murphy; five sisters, Oma Smith, Ollie Barnett, Leta Kelley, Elise Courson and Rena Tucker; and two brothers, Bobby and James Dubose.
Survivors include one son, Richard Boyd Murphy Jr. of Crossett; one daughter, Shelia Murphy Farmer and husband Gary of Union, Ken.; two granddaughters, Jill Marie Campbell and husband Matthew of LaGrange, Ken., and Jennifer Michelle Moore of Monroe, La.; three grandsons; and seven great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 at Medders Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Buddy Kinney officiating and was followed by burial in Crossroads Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Danny Courson, Steve Courson, Dan Courson, Mike Jones, Bob Vickers and Buddy Dean. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Carter Cox Jr., Billy Bays, and John Miles.
Karen Lisa Akin
Karen Lisa Akin, 55, of Crossett, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Baptist Health Medical Center of Little Rock. She was born in Crossett Sept. 22, 1960.
She worked at First United Methodist Church daycare for several years and was active at Pine Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, L.V. and Bennye Moore Rowe; one sister, Beverly Rowe; and one brother, Larry Rowe.
Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Fred Akin of Crossett; three daughters, Sarah Tonneson and husband Brad of Lawton, Okla., Grace Durkes and husband Anthony of Crossett, and Lilian Akin also of Crossett; and two brothers, Eddie Rowe of Crossett and Paul David Rowe of Monticello.
Memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Pine Street Church of Christ, 301 Pine St. in Crossett, with Pastor Charles Harris officiating.
Doris Ruth Kelley
Doris Ruth Kelley, age 85, of Crossett, died Sept. 2, 2016. She was born Jan. 15, 1931 and grew up in the Milo Community. She was a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church for 53 years, where she taught Sunday school and worked in Vacation Bible School and the Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Bertie Pogue Craig; two brothers, Rev. Roy Craig and Doyle Craig; one sister, Edith Nell Meeks; and two grandchildren, Ethan Brantley and Amanda Paige Kelley.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, J.B. Kelley; two sons, Phillip Kelley and wife, Joyce, and Greg Kelley and wife, Amanda; three daughters, Rickie Baker and husband, Jimmy, Pattie Greene and husband, Mike, and Barbie Brantley and husband, Tony; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5 at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Don Justice officiating. Burial followed in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Pallbearers were James Robert Meeks, Johnny Paul Craig, Roger Keith Craig, Steve Craig, Royce Young, and Jimmy Pippen.