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Naomi Shelton

Naomi Shelton, 85, of Bastrop, La., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, La. She was a resident of Bastrop, a native of Homer, La., and a past resident of Denver, Colo., for over 30 years.

She was a homemaker, worked as a caregiver for 15 years, attended the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Aurora, Colo., for 30 years, and recently attended the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Bastrop.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Onzie Lee Leopold Sr.; one son, Terry Shelton; one daughter, Barbara Ahmed; her parents, Solon and Laura Elizabeth Shelton; three sisters, Frances Grant, Catherine Rabb, and Pearlie Mae Doles; and seven brothers, Connie, Sylvester, Clarence Otis, Lamar and Willie Grant, Prentice and Ozell Merritt.

She is survived by six sons, Roger Shelton Sr., wife Kelly, Delerence Leopold Sr., Steven Shelton, and Marcus Shelton, all of Aurora, and Earnest Leopold Sr., wife Lynetta, and Onzie Leopold Jr., wife Stacey, both of Bastrop; three daughters, Sandra Thomas, husband Shannon, of Denver, and LaRhonda Leopold, husband Robert, and Cheryl Palmer, husband James, both of Bastrop; one brother, Rodell Grant of Denver; two sisters, Verneiver Snell of Aurora and Geneva Grant of Salt Lake City, Utah; 32 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Bastrop. Memorial service will be Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at Aurora Central Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Aurora with entombment in Olinger/Eastlawn Memorial Garden.

Local services were under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home. Out of town service under the direction of Pipkin-Braswell Funeral Home, 6601 East Colfax Denver, CO.

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Hazel Webb

Hazel Louise Green Webb, 79, of Hamburg, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. She was a native of Belzoni, Miss., and a resident of Hamburg for the past 57 years. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she played the piano, sang and was a Sunday school teacher for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Paul A. Webb in February of this year; her parents, Oliver and Nellie Green; and two sisters, Bernice Newsom and Ola Roane.

She is survived by her daughters, Paula Webb of El Dorado and Denise Mattingly of South Carolina; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Terry Greenwood officiating. A private burial was in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Stephen Webb, Rick Shannon, and Shea Richardson.

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

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Johnnie Norris

Johnnie Edmunds Norris, 77, of Houston, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. She was a native of Lake Village, a resident of Houston for the past eight years, and a former resident of Strong and Hamburg. She owned and operated Wells Grocery and Dairy Bar in Hamburg for many years, and she was a bookkeeper at Livingston Lumber Yard in Lake Village.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Edmunds; two granddaughters, Jessica Vestal and Nikki Taylor; her parents, John and Bessie Wells Boyd; and one sister, Virginia Cater.

She is survived by three children, Tim Edmunds and wife, Brandi, of Oppelo, Jim Edmunds of Houston and Lisa Edmunds Bell of Morrilton; two brothers, John W. Boyd of Lake Village and David Boyd of Clarksville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Joel Meredith officiating. A private burial was in Hamburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Taylor, Kole Maxwell, Seth Maxwell, Casey McMorrough, Brian Ratzlaff and Randell Wells.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207.

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

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Queen Spaight

Queen Easter Spaight, 91, of Lake Village, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at her residence. 

She was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Martin Jr.; her parents, Wesley and Georgia Coleman-Spaight; four sisters, Corean Jones, Namie Talliver, Julia Ervin, and Lille Alexander; and two brothers, John H. Spaight, and Wesley Spaight.

She is survived by one son, Bernard Martin of Jacksonville; three daughters, Barbara Dixon, Marva Martin, and Mary Evens, husband James, all of Lake Village; one brother, Cleveland Spaight of Twentynine Palms, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Service will be Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Lake Village with Rev. Larry Miller and Rev. J.F. Redman Jr. officiating.

Active pallbearers are Henry Tucker, John H. Williams, Dan Franklin, Shannon Williams, Travis Dixon, and Roderick Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are Melvin Jones, Devlin Evens, Deyvon King, Raymond Williams, MacArthur Jones, Billy Jones, John H. Spaight, Fred Green, James Evens, Benard Martin, Cleveland Spaight, Curley Jones, and Rashaun Taylor. 

Burial will be in Little Greenland Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

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