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Carl Eugene Carter

Carl Eugene Carter, age 70, of Crossett died Jan. 4, 2018 at Drew Memorial Health System. He was born on July 13, 1947 in Hamburg. He was a mechanic and a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W. T. and Velma Boney Carter and one baby.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Jeannie Clay Carter of Crossett; two sons, DeWayne Carter of Crossett and Joseph Clay of Bushkill, Penn.; two daughters, Amy Bonner of White Hall and Carla Haas of Crossett; one sister, Ann Castillion of New Orleans, La.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Lane Baptist Church with Tim Haas officiating. Services were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

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Tiffaney Annette Council

Tiffaney Annette Council, age 43 of Crossett, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at Baptist Health and Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Builders Church of God in Christ.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Ruby Kendrix, and her paternal grandmother, Thelma Barnes.

She is survived by two sons, Orenzo Wyatt and Taquallen Wyatt, both of Crossett; two daughters, Shakquanna Keith and Khaliah Keith, both of Crossett; her mother, Martha Caldwell and stepfather, Ricky Caldwell of Crossett; her father, Otha Council and stepmother Brenda Council of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, Oatha Council of Phoenix, Az., and Marcus Brown of Crossett; and two sisters, Winter Wallace of Blue Spring, Mo., and Laronda Jackson of Little Rock.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at New Bethel Baptist Church in Crossett with Evangelist Brenda Jones and Pastor Jesse Radford officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Trey Johnson, Dquan Wilson, Joshua Jenkins, Shawn Keith, James Turner and Darius Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were Gordan Kidd, Perry Johnson, Edgar Johnson Jr., Byron Jasper, Rason Lewis, Marcus Caldwell and Ricky Caldwell.

Arrangements were under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Everlean Johnson

Everlean Johnson, age 63 of Wilmot, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village.

She was a native of Wilmot and a former resident of Los Angeles. She was a retired certified nurse’s assistant and a member of First Baptist Church in Wilmot.

She was preceded in death by her father, Zelma Lee Johnson and mother, Hester Brown; three brothers, Zelma Johnson Jr., Sammie Lee Johnson, and Ladell Johnson; and one sister, Martha Lee Johnson-Vaughn.

She is survived by one brother, John H. Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif.; and one sister, Mary Johnson Riley (Bobby) of Hot Springs.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 at First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. William Freeman officiating.

Pallbearers were Chester Owns, Herbert Shelton, Kenneth Evans, Eugene Thomas, Demarcus William and Calvin Duckery.

Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of First Baptist Church.

Burial was in Gospel Temple Cemetery in Wilmot with arrangements under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Johnny Ray McManus Sr.

Johnny Ray McManus Sr., 65 of Mexia, Texas, died Dec. 31, 2017 at his residence.

He was a native of Wilmot the founder of NEWS motorcycle club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Jack and Nellie Ruth Spires McManus; and one sister, Jackie Ruth McManus.

He is survived by his wife, Margie McManus of Mexia, Texas; four children, Joey Anderson and wife, Ginger, Varinia Kirk and husband, Bob, Johnny Ray McManus Jr. and wife, Shelina, and Kristi Hawkins and husband, Clay; two sisters, Anita McManus of Parkdale and Betty Acord and husband Eddie of Fairfield, Texas; one brother, Leroy McManus of Hamburg; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 in Bell Cemetery with Brother Eddie Acord officiating.

Pallbearers were Lee Erler, Clay Hawkins, Cade Hawkins, Mike Jones, Larry Parr, Big Man Eric Lundh, Flipper Leslie Neal, Baby Boy Eric Netherland and Toby Bain.

Honorary pallbearers were Paul Everett, John Marley, Clay Smith, Brian Acord, Jacob Anderson, Joey Anderson, Lil John, Byron Smith, Samuel Smith, Austin Anderson and R.J. Kirk.

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Charles Lavon Pogue

Charles Lavon Pogue, age 83, of Maricopa, Ariz., died Dec. 12, 2017. He was born in Milo April 14, 1934.

He was a former resident of Phoenix where his family supported a mission sponsored by Hollis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Hamburg and the establishment of Riverside Missionary Baptist Church where he was a charter member and teacher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Sylvester G. and Annie M. Pogue; three brothers, Presley Pogue, Vernon Pogue and Don Pogue; and one sister, Merlene Etheridge.

He survived by one brother, Gene Pogue of Chandler, Ariz.; and three sisters, Ruby Pomeroy of Richmond, Wash., Dorothy Benge of Lancaster, Calif., and Marilyn “Faye” Worthington of Maricopa, Ariz.

A memorial service will be held at the church on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. located at 1050 E. Baseline Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to RMBC building fund in his memory.

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Virgil Alvin Ross

(August 30, 1920-December 18, 2017)

Agnes Marie Oliver Ross

(January 8, 1921-June 17, 2016)

Virgil Alvin Ross has passed bravely into that good night. He was 97 years old. His wife of 75 years, Agnes Marie Oliver Ross, preceded him 18 months prior. She was 95 years old.

Born in Fountain Hill, Virgil and Marie attended elementary school together, growing up a short distance apart on what is now Ashley Road 82. Their lifelong journey brought them to Burbank, California in 1941 where Virgil and 3 of his boyhood friends had found work at Lockheed Aircraft Company. Marie left her studies at Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College in Monticello to join her future husband in California.

World War II briefly interrupted their lifetime together, as Virgil was called to duty in September 1943 to serve in the Philippines with the Navy Mobile Construction Battalions, known as the fighting Seabees. Discharged from active duty in 1945, he remained in the reserves and was called once more to serve in the Korean conflict, where he was stationed in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

Back on the home front, Virgil worked 36 years as a letter carrier with the US Postal Service in Glendale, California. Marie and Virgil raised four children: Carolyn Alice, Ruth Jethro, John Robbie and Jennifer June. Virgil and Marie were blessed with 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Faithful worshipers at the United Methodist Church and members of American Legion Post 520 in Sun Valley, California, Virgil and Marie were loving, loyal, bold, courageous and most of all, fun loving. Their spirit has not been extinguished. It has only moved on. They loved, and are loved by many. Virgil and Marie. Marie and Virgil. They will be deeply missed.

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Steve Skender

Steve Skender, 89, of Hamburg, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. He was truck driver and a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of Skender Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Georgia Ann Tanksley Skender; his father, Frank Charles Skender; his mother and step-father, Margaret Byght and Blaz Lipovac; three brothers, John Skender, Matt Skender, and Frank Skender; and three sisters, Pauline Barnette, Mary Gee and Vennie Herlevic.

He is survived by two daughters, Lynn Skender of Crossett and Hollie Pearson and husband, John, of Hamburg; two sons, Tony Skender and Shane Skender both of Hamburg; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial were scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Hogue Cemetery with Bro. Danny Merriweather officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are John Gee, Parker Skender, Jacob Baker, William Pearson, Bryce Skender, Caleb Skender, Brent Holland, Trapper Holland, Rod Vazquez, Justin Skender, Gene Thompson, Austin McKoin, Dan Allison, BoBo Hubbard and Dennis King.  Memorials may be made to Hogue Cemetery Association, c/o Tony Skender, 158 Ashley Road 338, Hamburg, AR 71646.

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

Visitation was set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Frances Lavelle Streeter

Frances Lavelle Streeter, 94, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at Ashley County Medical Center. She was a native of Jones, La., a homemaker, a seamstress, a member of Hamburg Home Extension, and a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

She volunteered at Hamburg Nursing Home, where she taught the residents how to do crafts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Streeter; two sons, Rev. Darrell Streeter and Ervin Doyle Streeter; her parents, Julian Evans Hogan Sr. and Florence Boone Hogan; two sisters, Grace Burchfield and Margaret Croswell; and three brothers, Julian Evans Hogan Jr., Thurman Sylvester “Bud” Hogan and Limuel Lamar “Babe” Hogan.

She is survived by five grandchildren; two brothers, Lon Boone Hogan of Crossett and Allen Crawford Hogan of Georgia; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Joey Meredith and Bro. Willie Thornhill officiating. Burial was in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Robbie Streeter, Kebo Streeter, Tyler Streeter, Joey Streeter, Cole Streeter and Jarrett Allen.

Memorials may be made to World Wide Literature and Missionary Supplies, PO Box 128, Hamburg, AR  71646.

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

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