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David Cessor

David Cessor, 58, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at his residence. He was a native of Lake Village, a resident of Hamburg for the past six years, and a former resident of Montrose and Phoenix, Ariz. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and worked as a policeman for the City of Hamburg and chief of police for the City of Montrose.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Cessor.

He is survived by one son, James David Cessor II of Hamburg; one daughter, Sarah Cortez of Hamburg; his mother, Evelyn Harbour Cessor of Hamburg; one brother, John Cessor of Hamburg; and five grandchildren.

There will be a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


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Susan Cole

Susan Elaine Davis Cole, age 45, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died July 29, 2019 at Alive Hospice after a battle with a brain tumor.

She was born Nov. 28, 1973 at Calico Rock and was a 1992 honors graduate of Hamburg High School. She attended University of Central Arkansas in Conway her freshman year where she was in Honors College and then attended Mississippi County Community College in Blytheville where she earned an associate of arts degree. She earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Hal and Ruby Kulbeth, and her paternal grandparents, James and Margarete Davis.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Michael Cole; one son, Josh Cole; her parents, Robert (Bob) and Mary (Beth) Davis of Crossett; and one brother, Jason (Lorrie) Davis of Eureka Springs.

Graveside services were held in Andrews Chapel Cemetery, Barkada Community, Wilmar Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m.

Services were entrusted to Jones Funeral Home in Crossett.


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Jack Keen

Jack Keen, 87, of Crossett, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019. He was a native of Frost Proof, Fla., a resident of Crossett for the past 20 years, and a former resident of the Promise Land and Milo Communities in Ashley County.

He was a pipefitter and construction worker having worked for Ram, Inc. for over 12 years before he retired. He later helped run the store at Lake Georgia-Pacific and was known for playing Santa Clause at Christmas around Crossett.

He taught hunter’s education, was a member of Eden Baptist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Hamburg Prairie Lodge, #465.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Linnie Jones Keen; one grandson, Timothy Keen; his parents, Theron and Julia Gray Keen; five brothers; and three sisters.

He is survived by two sons, Royce Keen and wife, Brenda, of Crossett and Lyndal Keen and wife, Nita, of Hallsville, Texas; two daughters, Jacquelyne Morgan of Little Rock and Debra Ann Martinez of Crossett; 11 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Martin Hopper and Bro. Willie Thornhill officiating. Burial was in Egypt Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jason Keen, Jonathan Keen, Brandin Keen, Tyler Morgan, Don Robinson, and Brian Wright.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, 3100 Samford Avenue, Shreveport, LA  71103.

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


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Aaron Rice

Aaron Rice, 35, of Pine Bluff died from an accidental overdose July 26, 2019. He was born March 15, 1984, and was a native of Montrose.

He was a 2002 graduate of Hamburg High School.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kenneth and Beatrice Breedlove Rice and Harold and Marzell Graves, and his stepmother, Cindy Rice.

Survivors include his mother, Dee Graves Thomason and her husband, Hoss, of Pine Bluff; his father, Mark Rice of Montrose; and four brothers, Adam Rice and wife, Chelsea, of Benton, Alex Rice and wife, Rebecca, of Goliad, Texas, Jared Rice of Montrose, and Nicholas Rice of Monticello.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. John Powell officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were Courtney Maxwell, Seth Hill, Brandon Harrod, Rich Moore, Carson Pieroni, Mark Powell, Ginger Beck, and Andrew Breedlove.

The family suggests memorials be made to Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Inc., PO Box 28, Hamburg, AR  71646. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


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