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Henry Bierbaum

Henry Bierbaum, 79, of Hamburg, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg.

He graduated in 1956 from Hamburg High School and was a member of First Baptist Church. He worked for the United States Post Office as a rural mail carrier for over 40 years and was a gun smith. He was a member of Triple T & B Hunting Club in Bradley County.

He was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Bierbaum; his parents, Walter and Bertie Lee Ludlam Bierbaum; and two brothers, Fred Bierbaum and Billy Bierbaum.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lucille Barnett Bierbaum; one daughter, Anita Bierbaum, both of Hamburg; one son, Bryan Bierbaum and wife, Kristi, of Shreveport, La.; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27 at First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Bro. Josh Luellen officiating. Burial was in Hamburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ralph Parker, Parker Bierbaum, Ron Beck, Teddy Hickman, Max Dyson, Greg Randall, Kapp Perry and Bruce Timmons.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Men’s Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, the members of the Domino Club, Sam Evans, Terry Bierbaum, Rob Chapman, Gene Thompson, James Thompson, Jon Bierbaum, Fredrick Bierbaum, Keith Barnett, Tim Barnett, Dwayne Chapman, Charles “Bull” Wells, Richard “Dickie” Weatherly, Kenneth Barnett and Doyle Barnett.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Organ Fund, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646.

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


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Hattie Mae Castleberry

Hattie Mae Castleberry, age 97, of Crossett died Nov. 21, 2017 at Ashley County Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 16, 1920 and worked as a kindergarten teacher for 52 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years.

She began her teaching career at Murphy School before later founding Castleberry Kindergarten in 1950 in her backyard. She was a former Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.  She wrote an article for the local newspaper for many years called Memory Lane.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Neil Castleberry Sr.; one daughter, Nancy Josephine Harris; one sister, Lucile White; and her parents, Samuel Spencer Jarvis and Lottie Bell Deal Jarvis.

Survivors include one son, Walter Neil Castleberry Jr. of Longview, Wash.; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Bro. Jamie Staley officiating. Burial followed in Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.


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Stevie Sanitra Moore

Stevie Sanitra Moore, age 53 of Crossett, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at Ashley County Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett and of the Baptist faith. He was a disabled veteran of the US Marine Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester Martin and Gladys Moore, and two brothers, Bobby and Anthony Moore.

He is survived by two sons, Stevien Moore and Jabari Holmes, both of Crossett.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Murlee Carter and Elder Mark Danzy officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are Percell Freeman, Randy Dupree, James Hollins, Chance Rogers, Trevon Hawkins and Kah’Liff Daniels.

Arrangements made by Cromwell Funeral Home.


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Barbara Jean Orr

Barbara Jean Orr, 79, of Crossett, died Nov. 24, 2017, at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in West Memphis Aug. 8, 1938 and was a member of the Church of Christ on Pine Street.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Jackson and Genevieve Kane, and husband, Joe Orr.

She is survived by her three children, Angela Collins and husband, Barry, of Rayville, La., Tony Orr and wife, Kelly, of Roland, and Scott Orr of North Adams, Ma.; one brother, Jackie Kane and wife, Joyce, of Oak Grove, La.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at Church of Christ, 301 Pine Street, in Crossett with Pastor Charles Harris officiating, and was followed by burial in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of Christ Children’s Home, 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, AR 72450.


Rob Wells

Robert Carl Wells III, 43, died at his home in Little Rock Nov. 17, 2017 surrounded by his family.

He was a graduate of University of Arkansas and a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He worked as a district sales manager for Wix Filters.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Carl Wells Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Nancy Tatum Wells of Gulf Shores, Ala.; and his sisters.

A celebration of his life was held Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Graveside services were Sunday, Nov. 26 in Wilmot Cemetery.


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Walter Steven Williams

Walter Steven Williams, 64, of Crossett died Nov. 23, 2017 at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. He was born Feb. 1, 1953 and traveled the country playing jazz music before returning to Crossett and playing with Slik Nickle. He worked at the paper mill until retirement.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Rufus (Herk) Williams.

Survivors include his mother, Rachel Ragar Williams of Crossett, and one brother, Richard (Rick) Carroll Williams and wife Paula of Muskogee, Okla.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 at Jones Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Jamie Staley and Pierce Williams officiating. Burial followed in Pinewood Memorial Park in Crossett. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.


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