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Charles Carpenter

Charles Edwin Carpenter, 66, of Hamburg, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at his residence.

He was 1971 graduate of Hamburg High School and attended Southern Arkansas University. He was a member of Church of the Redeemer.

He worked as an assistant manager for Jade Grocery Store for 17 years and then worked construction for Danny Amos, built houses for John Hodge, poured concrete for John Wooten and retired from construction work five years ago with Ricon.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Wood Carpenter; four brothers, James “Pete” Carpenter, Waymond Vance Carpenter, Jimmy Carpenter, and Doyle Carpenter; and his grandparents, Tom and Lena Bozeman.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna Losh Carpenter of Hamburg; his daughter, Stacey Carpenter Martin of Hamburg; his mother, Lena Maxie Bozeman Carpenter of Hamburg; two brothers, Haskell Carpenter and wife, Rita, of Crossett and Willie Mac Carpenter of Hamburg; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Taxiera and husband, Phil, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Dorothy Weathers and husband, John, of Huntingtown, Md.; and two brothers-in-law, David Losh and wife, Julie, of Leonardtown, Md., and Douglas Losh of Lothian, Md.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26 at Church of the Redeemer with Pastor Bob Whiteley and Bro. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial was in Prairie Grove Cemetery in Drew County.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Pennington, Thomas Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Steven Carpenter, Tad Huntsman, and Jamie Carpenter.

Honorary pallbearers were Gene Bates, Rodney Reeves, Tim Lovett, Randy Lloyd, Gene Thompson, Jason Carpenter, Justin Carpenter, and the men of Church of the Redeemer.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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


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Carol Russell

Carol Russell, 72, of Boydell, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Little Rock. She was a native of Lake Village and a resident of Boydell for the past 35 years.

She graduated from Dermott High School, was a homemaker, and worked for Burlington Industries and Sunbeam. She attended Montrose Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her patents, S.E. and Johnnie Nighten White; and one brother, Chuck White.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Ricky Russell of Boydell; one daughter, Elizabeth Owens of Monticello; two step-daughters, Sudie Brockman of Star City and Chastity Bowden of Monticello; two brothers, Jack White of Warsaw, Mo., and Denny White of Heber Springs; two sisters, Betty Daugherty of Warsaw and Shirley Berryman of Monticello; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial was to follow in Dermott Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Bowden, Doug Brockman, Coty Bolen, Rick Young, Dylan Bowden, and Wyatt Bowden. 

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203-9984.

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


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Robert “Robby” Smith

Robert Eugene “Robby” Smith, 17, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Crossett. He was a native of West Monroe, La., a resident of Hamburg for the past four years, and a former resident of Susanville, Calif. He had attended Hamburg High School.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Bobby Smith and Belinda Hollis of Hamburg; his mother, Mary Ann Kresge of California; one brother, Brian Stover of Marshall, Texas; one sister, Candice Powell of Marshall; one step-brother, Wade Hollis of Hamburg; two step-sisters, Jessica Deal of Crossett and Carrie Hollis of Fayetteville; and his grandparents, Robert E. Smith of Brookhaven, Miss., Judy Cook of Marshall, and Fred Kresge of Susanville.

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


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Jackie White

Jackie Dewayne White, 54, of Montrose, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at his home. He was a log truck driver and a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Otis White, and one brother, Theofice White.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Watson-White; one daughter, Virginia White of Kansas City, Mo.; his mother, Faither White of Montrose; three brothers, Robert White of Montrose and Willie White and Otis White (Dorothy), both of Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Evelyn Webb of Russellville, Katherine Briggs of Maumelle, and Mary Ann White of Pasadena, Calif.; and one granddaughter.

Service was held Saturday, Aug. 24 at 3:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home with Minister Charles Graham officiating.

Active pallbearers were Tony Hill, Grelean Thomas, Davis Morris, Shawn Barbee, Phillip Williams, and Ray Lee Holmes.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Bawcom, Willie Sanders, Otis White, Willie Lee White, Robert White, Robert Johnson, Lawrence Vaughn, Johnny Watson, Issaac Watson, and Larry Woods.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Boydell.

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