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Lou Ella Burkhart

Lou Ella Burkhart, 77, of Prattsville, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at her sister’s residence in Royal. She was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Prattsville since 2002. She graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1957, was a customer service representative for Siemens Industry for 37 years and was a member of North Main Baptist Church in Sheridan. She was also a member of Woodmen of the World which allowed her to attend the Woodmen of the World summer camp in Clinton.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Berryman and Lawrence Dimas; and her parents, G.R. “Gussie” and Colie Will Starling Berryman.

She is survived by one daughter, Kay Reppond and husband, Richard, of Zion; one daughter-in-law, Laura Berryman of Fountain Hill; one sister, Linda Chadick and husband, Tommy, of Royal; two brothers, LaRon Berryman and wife, Carolyn, of Fountain Hill and Charles Berryman and wife, Bettye, of Hamburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Willie Thornhill officiating and burial in Flat Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Colton Dimas, John Dimas, Jason Berryman, Jay Thomas, Ronny Berryman and Josh Carver.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591.

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

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Eugene Downs

Eugene “Twenty-Two” Downs, age 84 of Hamburg, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was a native of Rayville, La., a retired logger and a member of Emanuel Church of God in Christ.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Henry Downs and Eugene Downs Jr.; his parents, James and Willie Ward-Downs; one brother, Frank Brooks; and two sisters, Alma Brooks and Ada Rome.

He is survived by three sons, Timmy Downs (Roxie) of Hamburg, Earnest Downs (Dorothy) of Little Rock, and Jimmy Downs of Lake Village; four daughters, Nicole Segurio (Gary) of Tallahassee, Fla., Natalie Williams (Frank) of New Orleans, La., Diane Keith (John) of Atlanta, Ga., and Linda Downs of Little Rock; 19 grandchildren; and 38 great grandchildren

Funeral services will be at 1 Friday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hamburg with Bishop Danny Mays officiating. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Stanley, Glenn Stanley, Dan Smith, Leshawn Smith, Stanley Martin, Josh Downs, Timmy Downs Jr., and John Ware.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Robert Lee Duke Jr.

Robert Lee Duke Jr., age 70 of Crossett, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at Jefferson Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett and of the Baptist faith. He retired from Georgia Pacific Paper Mill where he worked for 30 years, ending as a supervisor in the tissue converting department.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Katrina Duke; one grandson, Christopher “Lil’ Chris” Duke; and his parents, Robert Lee and Fannie Jane Biggers-Duke.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ruth Ann Duke; four sons, Tredrick Duke of Maumelle, Armondo Duke of Tahlequah, Okla., Christopher Duke (Ramanda) of Crossett, and Rodriguez Duke (Diedra) of Atlanta, Ga.; four daughters, Lashawn Chapman (Joe), Kimberly Rogers and Chasity Duke, all of Crossett, and Ashley Duke of Fayetteville; one brother, Harvey Duke of Crossett; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Radford Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be the his sons along with Hasani Duke and Johnathan Chapman.

Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the T.W. Daniel High School class of 1965.

Visitation is from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Alex “Uncle Bud” Harris Jr.

Alex “Uncle Bud” Harris Jr., age 75 of Hamburg, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at his residence. He was a native of Dumas but a resident of Hamburg for the past 59 years. He was of the Baptist faith and a timber worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Beatrice Harris; five brothers, Augustus Harris, L.C. Harris, Bobby Harris, Ed Harris and William Harris; and four sisters, Sharron Pooled, Willie Mae Miller, Fannie Simpson and Alzora Miller.

He is survived by two brothers, Mitchell and Vennice Harris, both of Dumas, and one sister, Joyce Campbell of Dumas.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hamburg with Rev. Willie R. Taylor officiating. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers were McCoy Franklin, Clyde Leonard, George Dickerson, Michael Thompson, Frankie Wright, and Jessie Pam.

Services were under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Houston Hart

Houston Hart, 92, of Hamburg, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at his daughter’s residence in Texarkana. He was a lifelong resident of Ashley County and worked for Crossett Lumber Company, later Georgia Pacific, for 47 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Philippines during World War II.  He was a member of Friendship Pentecostal Church of God in Crossett until his death.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Nora Howie Hart; his parents, Edwin and Maggie Doss Hart; two sisters, Eva Ford and Bertice Townsend; and three brothers, Buck Hart, Ervin Hart, and Ellis Hart.

He is survived by two daughters, Demaris (Gail) Hart and husband, George Mills and Mary Macklin and husband, Paul; and one grandson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Charles Perdue officiating. Burial was in Unity Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Fulgham, Mike Stockton, Danny Thurman, Gerald Lauhon, Houston Mills and Paul Macklin.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 2407 Galleria Oaks Drive, Texarkana, TX 75503.

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

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Tanya Lynn Hawk

Tanya Lynn Hawk, 28, of Columbus, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at her residence. She was a native of Rumford, Maine, a resident of Columbus, Texas for the past five years, and a former resident of Bogalusa, La. She was a 2007 graduate of Dirigo High School in Dixfield, Maine, and she worked in the fast food industry.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Morris and Lillian Curtis Cunningham and her grandmother, Florence Smith.

She is survived by one son, Domynick La’sean Hawk of Columbus; her father, Donald Hawk of Canton, Maine; her mother and stepfather, Angela Payne and Johnny Payne of Columbus; six sisters, Tamara Lara and husband, Oscar, of Haughton, La., Amber Stern of Bogalusa, Sarah O’Neal and husband, Christopher, of Tecumseh, Okla., Tara Hawk of Columbus, Kindell Church and husband, Chris, of Ellinger, Texas and Jessica McClendon and husband, Nicholas, of Bastrop, Texas; and her grandparents, John and Donna Payne of Columbus and Beulah Bond of Salem, Mo.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 in Flat Creek Cemetery with Bro. Jamie Coulter officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

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Alan McDougald

Alan McDougald, 57, of Fountain Hill, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Shiloh Community outside of Fountain Hill and a graduate of Fountain Hill High School.  He was a truck driver and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one son, Brent Alan McDougald, and his parents, Roger and Patsy Noble McDougald.

He is survived by one daughter, Jana Hebert; two brothers, Steven and Mark McDougald all of Fountain Hill; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in Flat Creek Cemetery with Bro. Elvin McDill officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are Jason McDougald, Toby McDougald, Justin McDougald, Shawn Hebert, Buddy Clavet, Michael Oliver, Wayne Allen, Phillip Allen, Jason Robertson, John Pearson and Robert Bowden.

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

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Willard Noble

Willard Noble, 84, of Hamburg, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at Audrey’s Special Home in Hamburg. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, a graduate of Hamburg High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He was the parts and service manager for Murphy Ford for over 30 years. He was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church and a former member of First Baptist Church of Hamburg for over 44 years, where he served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by one son, Keith Noble; his parents, Horace and Effie Pennington Noble; two brothers, Glen Noble and Gerald Noble; and two sisters, Pauline Ballott and Patsy McDougald.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sybil Duckworth Noble of Hamburg; one daughter, Karen Allen and husband, Rev. Robin Allen, of Crossett; one sister, Bernice Nelms of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Rev. Robin Allen officiating and burial in Hamburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers are David Sandusky, Wayne Sandusky, Andy Hill, Ethan Hill, Ross Allen and Alex Johnson.

Memorials may be made to North Crossett First Baptist Church Building Fund, 214 Ashley Road 69, Hamburg, AR 71646.

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

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