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Wenthom Hadley Maxwell Jr.

Wenthom Hadley Maxwell Jr., 85, of Pine Bluff died Aug. 28, 2016. He was born May 17, 1931 in Parkdale.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wenthom Hadley Maxwell Sr. and Luvenia Sellers Gaines.

Survivors include his wife, Deidre Talley Maxwell of Pine Bluff; two sons, Wayne Maxwell of Tollette and Thomas Maxwell of Carrollton, Texas; one daughter, Sharon Maxwell of Carrollton; one brother, Marion Maxwell Sr. of St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Agnes Maxwell of Pine Bluff, Mary Roberts of Chicago, Ill., and Thelma Davis of Dermott; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 3 at St. James United Methodist Church by Rev. Henry Hank Wilkins IV. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery’s V.A. Section under the direction of Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Eligha "BoBo" Miller

Eligha "BoBo" Miller, age 64, of Hamburg, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at his residence. He was a native of the Longview community in Drew County, a retired logger and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Hamburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Ann Johnson-Miller; his parents, Virgil Miller and Alzora Harris-Miller; and three brothers, L.V. Miller, John L. Miller and Andrew Miller.

He is survived by one son, Gregory Miller of Montrose; two stepsons, Barron Johnson, wife Oneka of Hamburg and Adrian Tucker of Fayetteville; two stepdaughters, Tammy Nimmer, husband Lee of Hamburg and Vernicia Huggins, husband Allen of Arlington, Texas; five brothers, Larry Miller, Jerry Miller, and Nathaniel Miller, all of Crossett, Lee Marvin Miller, wife Tonya of Hamburg, and Virgil Miller, wife LaWanda of Seattle, Wash.; seven sisters, Etheline Davis of Dumas, Erma Jean Perry, Gracie Mae Brock, and Elizabeth Collins, husband Sam, all of Hamburg, and Verdell Brisco, Janice Murphy, and Juanita Miller, all of Chicago, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church, 813 N Pine Street in Hamburg with Bishop Alfonso Madden Sr. officiating.

Pallbearers were McCoy Franklin, Clyde Leonard, Jesse Pam, George Dickerson, David Miller and Jonathan Miller. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Kimberly Nicole Owens

Kimberly Nicole Owens, age 40, of West Monroe, La., died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at her residence. She was a native of Monroe, La., a factory worker and a member of Turning Point Ministries Church of God in Christ in Monroe. She was a graduate of Wossman High School Class of 1994.

She is survived by her father, Bro. Johnny Raymond Owens of Houston, Miss.; her mother, Bennie Warren-Owens of Monroe; and one brother, Bro. Gregory Owens, wife Consonya of Dallas, Texas.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Zion Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 200 North Carolina St. in Crossett with Pastor Woodrow Davis officiating.

Pallbearers were Edward Charles "Chuck" Brown, Lee Simpson, Elbert Ray Gibbs, Jamal Williams, Norman Martin and Mario Brown.

Honorary Pallbearers were members of Wossman High School class of 1994.

Burial was in Pugh Cemetery in Crossett and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Gene Hogan Deal

Gene Hogan Deal, 79, of Crossett, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the UAMS Hospital in Little Rock. He was born on November 27, 1936, to Ozell and Louise Deal in Crossett where he lived most of his life. He was an active member of North Crossett First Baptist Church and spent the majority of his career working as a painting contractor until his retirement in 2004. He absolutely loved his fishing, but every Tuesday afternoon was reserved for "men’s coffee".

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ozell Deal and Carrie Louise Haley Deal~ and two brothers, Bobby Joe and McRae Deal.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Glenda Pepper Deal of Crossett; two daughters, Barbie Trotter of Siloam Springs, and Leigh Ann Mason and husband Larry of Crossett; one stepson, Patrick Adam Davis of Warner Robbins, GA; one aunt, Mary Ruth Cozine of Monroe, LA; two grandchildren, Ross Trotter and wife Blair of Fayetteville, and Haley Beth Spencer and husband Josh of Siloam Springs; and one greatgrandchild, Hudson Ross Spencer also of Siloam Springs.

A Funeral Service was held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, September 24th at the North Crossett First Baptist Church, 1035 Hwy 133 N, in Crossett, with Pastor Robin Allen officiating.

A Visitation was from 1:00 – 2:30 prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the North Crossett First Baptist Church building fund.

Services have been entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

Alice Grider

Alice Grider, 94, of Hamburg, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Cornerstone Hospital of West Monroe. She was born on June 5, 1922, in Line. She was an elementary school teacher who taught most of her career in the Crossett School District at Calhoun Elementary. After 40 years as an educator, she retired in 1984. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Ervin Shurtleff and Maggie Ardell Young Shurtleff; husband, Orrell Grider; three sisters, Ozell Poole, Mildred Johnson, and Grace Stone; two brothers, Walter Shurtleff Jr. and Norman Shurtleff; and one great grandchild, Jett Moffatt.

She is survived by one son, David Grider of Hamburg; three granddaughters; one great granddaughter; and two sisters, Bobby Roberts of North Little Rock and Billy Shepard and husband Charles of Bryant.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Medders Funeral Home

Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W. in North Crossett, followed by burial in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Robert Stone, Mike Grider, Jay Grider, Jamie Garison, Josh Moffatt, and Case Griever.

A visitation will be held from 5 7 p.m. Tuesday,

Sept. 27 at Medders Funeral Home.

Vernon Kyle Townsend

Vernon Kyle Townsend, age 88, of Crossett, died Sept. 23, 2016 at Ashley County Medical Center. He was born Feb. 29, 1928 in Crossett. He worked at Mississippi River Fuel for many years and then worked and retired from Georgia Pacific Tissue Mill in maintenance. He was in the US Navy, having served on the USS Wayne in the Philippines. He was a member of First Church of God.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Marcia Townsend and Robin Shaw, as well as his parents, Vernon Lee and Reba Reeves Culbertson Townsend.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Norma Jean Townsend of Crossett; children, Jimmie Ann Hendrix (Jim) of Camden, Susan Renee Pope (Mark) of Crossett, Jean Floyd (Kenny) of Elliott, Sheila Hall (Larry) of Mer Rouge, La., and Ronnie Ray and Patrick Ray (Betty), all of Crossett; one sister, Ida Ann Matysiak (Bill) of Houston, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at First Church of God with Bro. Randy Ivy officiating. Burial followed in Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Dewey Stephenson

Dewey Stephenson, age 92, of Crossett, died Sept. 23, 2016. He was born Aug. 16, 1924 in Baskin, La., and was a diesel mechanic for Georgia Pacific and a retired volunteer fire chief. He was a member of Hampton Primitive Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Miles Bart and Rachel Nannie Halley Stephenson; his wife of 60 years, Verniece Worrell Stephenson, and his second wife, Glenda Rice Stephenson; one daughter, Joyce Carter; one son, David Stephenson; two grandsons, Travis Waits and Lance Brantley; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include eight children, Ginger Stephenson Rutherford (James) of Crossett, Tom Stephenson (Cynthia) of Houston, Texas, Kathie Anthony of White Hall, Brenda Bowles and Phillip Stephenson (Annie), all of Hot Springs, Rick Stephenson (Marilyn) of Calhoun, La., Elizabeth Kennedy (George) of Foreman, and Sarah Waits of Hot Springs; 21 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Sept. 26 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Hughes and Elder Don Farris officiating. Burial followed in Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Jessie "Cottontail" Tucker Jr.

Jessie "Cottontail" Tucker Jr., age 58, a lifelong resident of the White community near Crossett died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Fudge Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Tucker, and an infant sister.

He is survived by two daughters, Noel Tucker and Candice Tucker, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; his mother, Merlene Cromwell-Tucker of Crossett; and two sisters, Ruby Austin of Crossett and Patricia Leichmon, husband Tracy of Strong.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Fudge Baptist Church, 119 Ashley Road 214 in Crossett with Pastor James Green officiating.

Active pallbearers are Gene Tucker, Lawrence Tucker, Cedric Tucker, William Tippitt, Larry Kelly and Harold Tucker.

Honorary pallbearers are the deacons and trustees of Fudge Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Ryles Cemetery in Crossett and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

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