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Jo Ann Christy

Jo Ann Miller Christy, 71, of Crossett, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Crossett and a 1965 graduate of Crossett High School. She worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 32 years, having retired in 2002, and was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by one son, Tony L. Maxwell, Sr; her father, Oliver Miller; her stepfather, Ernest Johnson; and two brothers, Kevin Miller and David Miller.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Religh Christy; one son, Carlton Maxwell Jr. and wife, Suzanne; her mother, LeFreda Norrell Johnson; one brother, James Miller and wife, Patricia; one sister, Martha Herrington and husband, Mike; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at Cloverdale Assembly of God Church with Bro. Wes Miller and Bro. Ricky Tyler officiating. Burial was in Carlock Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Chris Cotton, Richard Christy, Brandon Moffatt, Leon Christy, Charley Rice, Gary Christy, Kevin Miller Sr., and Anthony Cockrell.

Memorials may be made to Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, 132 Ashley Road 15, Crossett, AR 71635. 

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


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Estelle Cossey

Estelle Cossey, 89, of North Crossett, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. She was a native of Parkdale where she was the first female postmaster; she worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 years.

She was a member of Parkdale Baptist Church, and she attended North Crossett First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Eugene Cossey; her parents, Neal Floyd and Anna Lee Langley Vines; two sisters, Eddie Vail and Christine Worthy; three brothers, Roosevelt Vines, Doyle Vines, and Harold Vines; and one son-in-law, Johnny Sammons.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Cossey Sammons of Crossett; one granddaughter; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandsons.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Denny Polk and Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Burial was in Parkdale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Elbert Ray Cossey, Norman Cossey, Matt Pepper, Jim Pollock, James Kellebrew, and Colby Ward.

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


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Rex Dodson

Rex Warren Dodson died Thursday, August 8, 2019. Rex was born July 18, 1930, in Macedonia, Arkansas in Columbia County, the son of the late Roy and Ella MaeChisholm Dodson.

Rex served in the military as an ammunition instructor for the United States Army. He was a member of the Blue Warriors. He received his Business degree from Southern State University in Magnolia, AR from there he was involved in Restaurant and Hotel Management in El Dorado, Warren, and Crossett. He came from the Southern Hotel of Warren to the Rose Inn Hotel in Crossett as the resident manager and manager of all food and dining. In 1960, Rex built the Minit Shop convenience store and operated the store for 45 years. He retired in 2005. He attended South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church for almost 60 years. He was an active member of the Arkansas Forestry Association. He and his brother, Cameron Dodson, were a passionate duo and together they shared their love of managing and conserving land across Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Cameron Dodson (wife, Buddy Dodson), and his brother-in-law Hanks Spikes. He is survived by his wife, Betty Zane Dodson of 59 years, his daughter Sherri Lynne Dodson, his son Stephen Warren Dodson, his granddaughters Jessica Gayle Johnson and Jeribeth Hicks, his grandsons Jonathon Freeman Hicks and James Earnest Hicks. His great-grandchildren Madison Gayle Mitchell, Hayden Elaine Herrington, and Shaeleigh Nicole Herrington. His nieces Beverly Moseley, Pamela Spikes, Susan Dodson Dees (Johnny). His nephew Mac Dodson and his wife Pat. His sister-in-law Laverne Spikes.

Visitation services are Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 5-7 pm at Jones Funeral Home in Crossett, AR. Funeral services will begin at 2 pm on Sunday, August 11, 2019,at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bro Barry Carter and Bro Don Justice officiating. Burial procession and services will be in Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, AR.


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Frances Gosnell

Frances Virginia Pounds Gosnell, 79, of Garland, Texas, formally of Hamburg, died July 31, 2019 at Methodist Richardson Hospital in Richardson, Texas.

She was born in Hamburg Nov. 25, 1939 and in 1958 graduated from Hamburg High School where she was a cheerleader, homecoming maid, Miss Hamburg, and Miss Sunset 1957.

She was a resident of the Dallas area for over 50 years. She was an artist, an art teacher, and a member of the Garland art community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.E. and Virginia Pounds; one sister, Betty Sue Chapman; three brothers, Jack Pounds, Johnny Ralph Pounds, and Fay Pounds; and one son, David Gosnell.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Gosnell; one son, Greg Gosnell of Garland; and one sister, Gwen Fischer.

There will be a memorial service scheduled at a later date.


Jesse Putney

Jesse Lemoyne Putney, 67, of Crossett died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born Feb. 2, 1952, in White and was a 1970 graduate of T.W. Daniels.

He served in the United States Army as a chemical equipment repairman. Following discharge, he began a career at Georgia Pacific Chemical Plant where he retired as a supervisor after 35 years.

He pastored several churches over the years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Norma Johnson Putney; his wife of 41 years, Ruby Jewel Paskel Putney; and four siblings, Bertha Jordan, Ola L. Putney, Madelene Putney, and Artrice James Putney.

He is survived by five children, Scottie L. Putney (Renda) of Minden, La., Shawn Knight Beasley (Wayne) of Oakland, Calif., and Stedrick Putney, Sheldon “Peanut” Putney (Ellen Marie), and Seymour “Duke” Putney, all of Crossett; four siblings, Norma J. Love of Crossett, Georgiann Curry of Rockford, Ill., Ruth Pulliam (Gene) of Auburn Hills, Mich., Marion Putney (Linda) of Rockford; an adopted brother, Glenn Antonio Newton (Mildred) of Crossett; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A homegoing celebration was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at Living Word Church of God in Christ, 2109 S. Main St., Crossett, with Elder Greg Bridges officiating. Burial followed in Ryles Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Cedric Tucker, Lawrence Tucker, Steven Paskel, Troy Paskel, Gregory Sledge, and Zachery Smedley.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the T.W. Daniel Class of 1970.


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