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Jamie Carpenter

Jamie Riley Carpenter, 58, of Hamburg, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Little Rock. She was a native and lifelong resident of the Promise Land community outside of Hamburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Clark “Red” Riley.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Herbert Ray Carpenter Sr. of Hamburg; her son, Herbert “Bubba” Carpenter Jr., and wife, Christina, of Hamburg; two daughters, Amy Savage and husband, Ricky, of Fountain Hill and Justi Carpenter of Hamburg; one brother, Garth Stuhr of Texas; one sister, Monica Desline of Florida; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Joey Meredith officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bryan Hall, Delbert Sigafus, Ricky Hawkins, Brian Oden, Johnny Pierce, and Steve Brooks.

Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Mack Sullivan, Mitchel Taylor, Lamar Higginbotham and Frank Higginbotham.

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


Brittney Eads

Brittney Nicole Eads, 25, of West Monroe, La., died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at the LSU Health Center in Shreveport, La. 

She was born in Monroe on Aug. 22, 1994, and was a 2012 graduate of West Monroe High School. 

In 2017, she received a bachelor of kinesiology degree from University of Louisiana at Monroe and recently worked as a pharmacy technician at CVS Pharmacy.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Dale Brookings.

She is survived by her father, Bryan Eads of West Monroe; her mother and step-father, Dana and Steve Withers of Crossett; two brothers, Brandon Eads of West Monroe and Lance Withers and wife, Montana, of Hamburg; and grandparents, Camille Brookings of McGehee and Pat and Bobby Eads of Monroe.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at The Assembly in West Monroe with Bro. Toby Austin officiating and was followed by burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, La.

Pallbearers were Casy Jenkins, Justin Jenkins, Ray Dodge, Lance Withers, Caleb Cunningham, and Josh Cunningham.

Arrangements were under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone IA 50037-0022; or to Pilots for Patients Non-profit Organization, 3127 Mercedes Dr, Monroe LA 71201.


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Jimmy Hobbs

Jimmy Ray Hobbs, 77, of Vilonia, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at his home. He was a native of Hamburg and a former resident of Monticello and Crossett. He graduated from Hamburg High School and worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation for many years. Before his retirement, he owned and operated an industrial cleaning company, T.L.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Opal Brewster Hobbs; one brother, Jackie Hobbs; and one sister, Florence Yates.

He is survived by two children, Tiara Robinson and husband, Tim, of Greenbrier and Johnny Hobbs and wife, Sharon, of Savannah, Ga.; one brother, Robert Hobbs and wife, Christine, of Longview, Texas; three sisters, Lynell Bowen of Watson Chapel, Lynda Pool of Vilonia, and Sue Johnson and husband, Billy, of Crossett; six grandchildren; and eight grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Kerry Bowen officiating. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Jackson Gill, Brice Gill, Deen Griffith, Jeffrey Robinson, Tim Robinson, Jerry Smith and Mark Collins.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert Hobbs, Billy Johnson, Roy Frazier, Richard Collins, Joe Yates and Joe Graves.

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


Sherrell Hisaw

Sherrell S. Hisaw, 89, of Crossett died Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at his home. He was born in Rosedale, Miss., Feb. 6, 1930, and graduated from Rosedale High School.

He joined First Church of God, where he was a member for 70 years and served on the church board as a chairman for three years.

He played a role in starting the Gideons Camp in Crossett and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

For 37 years, he owned and operated Hisaw Shoe Shop. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Alma Mae Dempsey Hisaw; three sisters, Mary Holder, Doris Tew, and Bea Miller; and three brothers, Jim Hisaw, J.C. Hisaw, and Billy Frank Hisaw.

He is survived by his wife, Remona Hisaw of Crossett; two daughters, Vicki Stephenson of Conway and Liz White and husband, Richard, of Lake Village; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at First Church of God in Crossett with Pastor Mike Neal and Bro. Robert Ballard officiating. A private burial in Crossroads Cemetery followed.

Pallbearers were Dale Hester, Danny Smith, Glenn Johnson, Tommy Sturgeon, Ernie Stephenson, Chick Sipes, Anthony Johnson, Daniel Mangum, and Bryan Case.


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Steven Lucas Jr.

Steven Jay Lucas Jr., 52, of Portland, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at his home. He was a native of Wabash, Ind., and a resident of Portland for most of his life. He worked as a farm laborer.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Lucas Carpenter Hill; his father, Steven Jay Lucas Sr.; and his grandmothers, Katie Lucas and Lillie Lucas.

He is survived by his wife, Katie Capille of Portland; one brother, Kirk Douglas Carpenter and wife, Holly of Portland; and two sisters, Brenda Rutledge and husband, George, of Portland and Michelle Dowd and husband, David, of Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at Portland Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Harris and Stanton Veazey officiating. Memorials may be made to Chicot County Humane Society, PO Box 246, Lake Village, AR 71653. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

Visitation will be after the memorial service.


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Steve Sadler

Steve Sadler, 69, of Colt died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. He was a native of Wilmot, a resident of Colt for over three years, and a former resident of Crossett, having worked for the City of Crossett as a policeman for 26 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Maude Breedlove Sadler; one brother, Vance Sadler; and two sisters, Georgia Drennan and Freda Hale.

He is survived by three daughters, Ragane Taylor and husband, Clint, of Jonesboro, Amanda Sadler of Colt, and Kaci Sadler of Crossett; one son, Scott Sadler of Searcy; one sister, Shirley Hammett of Greers Ferry; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 in Wilmot Cemetery with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Cummings, Lloyd Sadler, Michael Williams, Scott Sadler, and Peyton Sadler. 

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

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