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Juanita Hampton

Juanita Hampton, 94, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation in Crossett. She was a native of Minden, La., a resident of Hamburg for 56 years, and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she taught the women’s Sunday school class for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hampton; one son, James Hampton; her parents, Ed and Irene Love; and one brother, Jessie Love.

She was survived by three sons, George Hampton of Crossett, and Tilmon Barnes (Effie) and Jessie Hampton (Madonna), both of Hamburg; three daughters, Lavern Barnes of Little Rock, Dorothy Wilson (Cleveland) of Hamburg, and Martha Laurie (Robert) of Lancaster, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Louise Hampton of Watson; 18 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. in Cromwell Funeral Home’s chapel with Rev. Olderan McQuay officiating.

Pallbearers were Jessie Hampton Jr., Derrick Haynes, Nicholas Wilson, Jaylen Wilson, Mick Barnes, and Herve Hampton.

Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery.


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Randell Harris

Randell Keith Harris, 55, of Hamburg, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Crossett. He was a native of Houston, Texas, a resident of Hamburg for many years, a former convenience store manager, and a member of Hollis Chapel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gary Rex and Gracie Maude Willis-Harris.

He is survived by two brothers, Rayland Whitehead of Hamburg and Russell Harris, wife Karen, of West Monroe, La.; and one sister, Sandi Whitehead.

Memorial service will be Thursday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. at Hollis Chapel Baptist Church, Ashley Road 17 in Hamburg, with Pastor Dan Wooten officiating. Services entrusted to Cromwell Funeral Home.


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Mary Jones

Mary Dell Jones, 60, of Crossett, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Ashley County Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, a teacher’s assistant at Crossett Head Start, formerly the center director for over 20 years, and a member of Westside Church of Christ. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vera Tolefree-Washington; her stepfather, Joseph Washington; and her grandmother, Janie Kazee.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Richard Charles Jones; one son, Antwain Jones (Stephanie) of Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter, Constance Jones of Crossett; her father and stepmother,  Alfred Clark Jr. and Shirley Clark of Stockton, Calif.; one brother, Christopher Washington (Renee) of Crossett; nine sisters, Clara Primes (Arthur) of Rockford, Ill., Rosie Jones (Marvin) and Linda Wright (John), both of Crossett, Janie Simmons (Andrew) of Saginaw, Texas, Alfretta Clark of Oakland, Calif., Lahallion Clark of Modesto, Calif., Donna Curry and Pamela Clark, both of Stockton, Calif., and Chandra Winters of Sandlero, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. at Church of Christ, 301 Pine Street in Crossett, with Bro. Kenneth Ridgell officiating.

Active pallbearers are Roderick Kidd, Brandon Jones, Chancie Williams III, Brannon Kidd, Michael Brown, Jessie Clark, Claudell Clark, and Tony Grayson.

Honorary pallbearers are Antwain Jones, Christopher Washington, Arthur Primes, Dr. Alan Wilson, Marvin Jones, Archie Jones, and Raymond Clark.

Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.


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Faye Knight

Faye Parks Knight, 93, of Greenwood, Miss., died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at her home. She was a native of Ida Bell, Okla., a resident of Greenwood for the past 44 ½ years, and a former resident of Portland. She owned and operated Bypass Stop & Shop in Greenwood for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Knight; one daughter, JoAnn Hambers; one granddaughter, Sandra Hambers; her parents, Joe C. and Mollie P. Burkes Parks; two sisters, Louise Upchurch and Viola Ricks; and five brothers, Elmer, O.D., Marlin, Clarence Edward and W.L. Parks.

She is survived by one son, Ronnie Knight of Greenwood; two daughters, Betty Milholland of Fort Worth, Texas, and Linda Pate of Brandon, Miss.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 in Portland Cemetery with Bro. Tim Williams officiating.

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

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


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Sheena Knight

Sheena Whitaker Knight, 35, of Hamburg, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Little Rock. She was a native of El Dorado, a resident of El Dorado for several years, and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life. A 2001 graduate of Wimberly (Texas) High School, she was a homemaker and a cosmetologist.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Booker Bray; one sister, Loretta LeeAnn Bray; her grandparents, James and Mattie Harper and Rebecca Poyner.

She is survived by her husband of seven years, Shelby Knight of Hamburg; her mother, Kathy DeLeon and husband, Walter, of Bastrop, La.; her father, Basil Whitaker and wife, Debbie, of Magnolia; one brother, J.J. Whitaker and wife, Missy, of Conway; one sister, Shada Hamilton and husband, Chad, of Crossett; one half-brother, Jason Huitt and wife, Amanda, of Mississippi; one half-sister, Jodi Shields and husband, Drew, of Zachary, La.; her grandfather, Basil Whitaker and wife, Glenda, of Alexandria, La.; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ann and Johnny Knight of Hamburg.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Cindy Neal Norman and Lesa Streeter officiating. Burial was in Egypt Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mearl Harper, J.J. Whitaker, Drew Shields, Chad Hamilton, Heath Cameron, and Michael Knight.

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

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