Timothy Ford Castleberry
Timothy Ford Castleberry, age 59, died Feb. 2, 2018. He was born July 27, 1958 in Hamburg, and was an auto mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his biological parents, Elmer and Johnnie Weis Kelley; his adopted parents, Henry Ford and Juanita Mann Castleberry; one daughter, Terra McCarty; five brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Mary Jo Hill Castleberry of Hamburg; three sons, Scott Castleberry (Autumn) of Crossett, and James Cody Till and Jerry Wayne Till, both of Monroe, La.; two daughters, Cassie Naff (Johnny) of Beekman, La., and Krista Goyne (Ashley) of Crossett; one brother, Johnny Castleberry of Newport; two sisters, Carolyn Webb of Monroe and Betty Kelley of Monticello; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Griffith and Bro. Keith Boseman officiating. Burial followed in Simms Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.
Billy M. Clanton
Billy M. Clanton, 86, of Crossett, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. He was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Ingalls.
He retired in 1996, after 41 years of service with Georgia Pacific Crossett Paper Operations and was a U. S. Air Force Korean War veteran. In 2017 he was recognized for 50 years of service in the Grand Lodge of Arkansas. He was a lifelong member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lexie Phillips Clanton; his parents, William Ruben Clanton and Juanita Hargraves Clanton; one brother, Dan M. Clanton; and one sister, Nettie Clanton Rainey.
Survivors include one son, Billy M. Clanton Jr., and one daughter, Pamala D. Clanton, both of Crossett.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, 2201 South Main St., with Bro. Don Justice officiating. Burial followed in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Kaden “Brylee” Duncan-Helms
Kaden “Brylee” Duncan-Helms, age 12, of Dubberly, La., formerly of Crossett, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. He was born Dec. 20, 2005, in Monroe, La., and was a sixth grade student at Lakeside Junior-Senior High School in Sibley,
La. He was a straight “A” student who participated in Quiz Bowl and Science Olympia.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Kayleb Helms; and three grandparents, Bill Taunton, Thelma Duncan, and Don Wisbey.
He is survived by his mother, Jennifer Helms and husband, Justin, of Dubberly; eight siblings, Victoria Spillers and husband, Cody, of West Monroe, La., Felicia Duncan and Kyler Duncan both of Crossett, Carlie Shockley of Beekman, and Kaitlyn Helms, Becca Helms, Natalee Dodd, and Konner Helms, all of Dubberly; grandparents, Marvin “Buddy” and Archolor Duncan of Crossett, and Carl and Sharon Helms of Ringgold, La.; and one great-grandmother, Ollie Mae Taunton of Crossett.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Medders Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Merriweather officiating. Burial followed in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Landon Watson, Carl Helms, Jason Helms, C.J. Davis, Gavin Woodall, Logon Patterson, Brian Pippen, and Jake Richardson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Autism Speaks Organization.
Ronald “Ronnie” Little
Ronald “Ronnie” Rudy Little, age 77, formally of Crossett died Feb. 4, 2018 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born Jan. 11, 1941 in El Dorado.
He graduated from Crossett High School in 1958 and attended Henderson State University and University of Arkansas at Monticello.
He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Crossett and a current member of First Baptist Church of Rogers. He served in the Army National Guard for six years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph “Rudy” Harvey Little and Mary Ruth Nelson Little.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Tommie Lou Reid Little; one daughter, Jana Little Neal (Mike) of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, Jeff Reid Little (Jennifer) of Rogers; and four grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Monday, Feb. 12 in Strong Cemetery with Bro. Jamie Staley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may by made to Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.
William “Bill” Aubrey Murphy
William “Bill” Aubrey Murphy, 76, of Crossett, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. He was born in Crossett Dec. 22, 1941.
He was a member of South Main Baptist Church, Crossett High School’s class of 1960, and Klassy Kruzers Street Rod Club.
For 44 years, he worked for Georgia Pacific in the maintenance department, most of which was spent as an E & I supervisor until his retirement in 2004.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Gladys Dale Lochala Murphy.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Linda Gayle Murphy of Crossett; four children, Lynn Murphy Holliday of White House, Tenn., Jeffrey Murphy and wife, Amy, of Crossett, Louise Weeks and husband, Toby, of Apopka, Fla., and John Welch and wife, DeAnn, of Crossett; two brothers, Billy Harold Murphy of Bryan, Texas, and James Edward Murphy of Crossett; and 10 grandchildren.
A celebration of life service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at South Main Baptist Church with Pastor Lyle Hern officiating. Burial followed in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Coby Holliday, Edward Meadows, Craig Holliday, Brandon Weeks, Evan Murphy, Hunter Welch, Christopher Holliday, and Cade Holliday.
Honorary pallbearers were the members of Klassy Kruzers Street Rod Club.
Paul A. Webb
Paul A. Webb, 83, of Hamburg, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. He was a native of Jackson, Miss., and a resident of Hamburg for over 55 years. He worked as a carpenter and painter and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.E. and Mary New Webb and his grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hazel Green Webb; two daughters, Paula Webb of El Dorado and Denise Mattingly of South Carolina; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Eugene Howie officiating. A private burial was planned in Pinewood Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.