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Lisa Allison

Lisa Allison, 57, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at her home. She was a native of Jackson, Mich., and a resident of Hamburg since 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of Hamburg First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Calvin Wonnacott.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Tyman Allison of Hamburg; her mother, Maxine Hill Wonnacott of Pickford, Mich.; one sister, Pam Singh of Kentucky; two brothers-in-law, Mal Allison and wife, Sharon, of Tomball, Texas, and Derek Allison and wife, Tiffany, of Houston, Texas; and one sister-in-law, Kim Schaefer and husband, Danny, of Ballinger, Texas.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Hamburg First United Methodist Church with Rev. Toby Austin and Dr. Walter Smith officiating. A private burial was held in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens Cemetery in Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.

Memorials may be made to Hamburg First United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


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Claudell Goree

Claudell Goree, 82, of Crossett, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at her home. She was a native of Fountain Hill in the Longview Community, a retiree of Georgia Pacific Plywood after 25 years of service, and a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church where she was in the choir.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Willie Melvin, Tony, and Johnny Goree; one daughter, Cynthia Goree; her parents, Virgil Lee and Verta Mae-Martin Miller; four brothers, Clinton, Lemorris, Napoleon, and Amos Miller; and six sisters, Annette Redmond, Geneva Tribbeth, Sarah Collins, Helen Fisher, Marie Daniel, and Rozell Duckworth. 

She is survived by one son, Fredrick Goree of Crossett; three daughters, Yulonda Ellis, husband Jeffrey, of Huttig, and Joyce Wade, husband David, and Lora Tolefree, both of Crossett; one brother, Raymond Miller of Toledo, Ohio; one sister, Annie Mae Curtis of Los Angeles, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 809 N. Georgia St. Crossett, with Pastor Murlee Carter officiating. 

Active pallbearers were Johnnie Hampton, Ricky Parker, Charlie Miller, Willie Green, Glen Moore, and Darrell Spencer. 

Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of Pleasant Green Baptist Church. 

Burial was in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.


Gerald “Eddie” Payne

Gerald Edward “Eddie” Payne, 75, of Crossett, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at his home. He was born in Tinsman on March 14, 1944, and was a 1962 graduate of New Edinburg High School. He began working for Georgia Pacific that same year, and after 30 years, he eventually retired as a millwright/journeyman.

He was a Mason with Crossett Lodge # 576 and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.

He served as a deacon for most of his adult life at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church and South Main Baptist Church, where he was a member and former Sunday school teacher.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Edward and Eunice Roberts Payne; one daughter, Sharon Lynnette Porter; and one sister, Jimmie Ann Payton.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon Walker Payne of Crossett; one son, Michael E. Payne and wife, Erica, of Bossier City, La.; five sisters, Hazel Denton of Milo, Carolyn Nolan and husband, R.G., of Moro Bay, Lavon Meirose and husband, Jim, of Kansas City, Mo., Rowena Miller and husband, James, of Russellville, and Barbara Eddy and husband, Mike, of Crossett; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at South Main Baptist Church with Pastor Lyle Hern and Bro. Roy Grantham officiating. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.


Rev. Charles Perdue

Rev. Charles L. Perdue, 74, of Strong, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Medical Center of South Arkansas. He was born April 17, 1945, in Winnfield, La., worked for many years at Arkansas Highway Department, and owned and operated Strong Auto Parts Store.

He became a presbyter in the Arkansas District Pentecostal Church of God and  served as pastor of several churches over the years, most recently Friendship Worship Center of Crossett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete Barbee and Geneva Iris Thornton Perdue; two brothers, Eugene and John Wayne Perdue; one sister, Margaret Ann Pardue; and one great-grandson, Nicholas Vincent.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lynda Cope Perdue of Strong; three sons, David Kemp (Sara) also of Strong, Russell Kemp (Nani) of Maynard, and Harold Gray of Fayetteville, N.C.; one brother, Jack H. Perdue (Juanita) of Kilgore, Texas; two sisters, Glenda G. Graves of Huttig and Mary Helen Tillman (James) of Warren; four grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

A celebration of life service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Medders Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Phil Redding officiating. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ray Graves, Tony Perdue, Jeremy Lane, Mark Tillman, Scott Tillman, and Harold Gray.


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Estelle Selby

Estelle McCrory Selby, 84, of Hamburg, died, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Crossett. She was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Hamburg for the past 25 years, and a former resident of Montrose and Wilmot for many years. She worked for WAM Industries for over 30 years and was a member of Gardner Baptist Church where she would send out get well and sympathy cards.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Earl McCrory; one great-grandson, Dylan Ray Weeks; and her parents, Bennie Earl and Sallie Mae Sawyer White.

She is survived by one daughter, Becky Griffin and husband, Kenneth, of Hamburg; one son, Earl McCrory and wife, Gloria, of Hamburg; four grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the Jones-Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Mike Chain officiating. Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery. 

Pallbearers are Robert Earl McCrory, Matthew McCrory, Shane Griffin, Timothy Griffin, Steve Halley and Payton Kelley. 

Honorary pallbearers are Johnnie Bolin, Billy Bolin, Sammy Bolin, and J.L. White.

Memorials may be made to Gardner Baptist Church, PO Box 311, Hamburg, AR 71646. 

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


Mark Tyson

Mark Alexander Tyson, 52, of Longview, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at his residence. He was born April 8, 1967, and was a 1985 graduate of Crossett High School. He was a lifelong resident of Ashley County and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

He served in the Arkansas National Guard and worked many years for Steve Bolin Logging. 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Matthew Lee Tyson; one granddaughter, Amiracle Tyson; and his grandparents, George and Blanche Tyson and Doyle and Doris Blankinship.

He is survived by two sons, Mark Allen Tyson and Brady Michael Tyson, both of Crossett; and his parents, Alex and Betty Tyson of Crossett; and three grandchildren.


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