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Everett Anders Sr.

Everett Bell Anders Sr., age 89, of Crossett, died Thursday, July 11, 2019. He was born Nov. 1, 1929 in Parkdale.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Napollean and Bertie LaTenor Cartilage Anders; his wife of 60 years, Jacklin Redell Anders; and one daughter-in-law, Sharon Anders.

He is survived by one son, Everett Bell Anders Jr.; three daughters, Carolyn Harris (Dickie), Peggy Jean Kelley (Chester), and Pat Kelley (Gerald); eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. at Community Chapel Church in Crossett with Bro. Mike Chain officiating.

Pallbearers were Gale Anders, Clint Flemings, Nate Wooten, Gunner O’Fallon, Andrew Gillium, Gavin Smith, and Gage Henderson.

Honorary pallbearers were his great- and great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

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Elease Courtney

Elease Chandler Courtney, 89, of Dermott, died at her home Saturday, July 13, 2019. She was born May 15, 1930 in Altus and worked as a title one secretary for Wilmot School District for 21 years and was a bookkeeper for Chester Courtney, CPA for 30 years. She was of the Christian faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Thomas and Ellen Evans Chandler; three sisters, Ruth Lowery, Hazel Abraugh, and Virginia Chandler; six brothers, Freddie Thomas Chandler, Joe Will Chandler, David Chandler, Velmer Chandler, Elmer Chandler, and Ray Chandler; and one daughter-in-law, Lisa Haynes.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Chester Joe Courtney of Dermott; two sons, Charles Haynes and wife, ShAila, of East End and David Haynes and wife, Evelynn, of Crossett; two daughters, Mary Courtney and Shawn Ply and husband, Mark, all of Dermott; 11 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20 in Dermott City Cemetery with Robert Ballard officiating. Visitation will be at the Courtney home following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dermott City Cemetery Association, PO Box 324, Dermott, AR 71638 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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Bernice Cunningham

Bernice Murphy Cunningham, 81, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at her residence. She was a native and resident of the Milo community for many years and a former resident of Bastrop, La., for 32 years.

She was a 1956 graduate of Hamburg High School, a homemaker, and a former employee at Summerland Lane Nursing Home and Whit’s Pharmacy in Bastrop and Foote’s Drug in Hamburg.

She was a member of Judson Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Giles Word; her parents, Hugh Buck and Feddie Amos Murphy; and four brothers, Billy Faye Murphy, Robert Dennis Murphy, James Edward “Dick” Murphy, and W.E. “Hoss” Murphy.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Robbie Cunningham of Hamburg; her children, Billy C. Word and wife, Beverly, of Oak Ridge, La., Dana Word Maddox and husband, Stephen, of Marianna, Fla., Keith Cunningham and wife, Janet, and Steve Cunningham and wife, Laura, all of Hamburg, David Cunningham and wife, Susan, of Benton, and Teresa Cunningham of Hamburg; four brothers, Ed Murphy of Hamburg, Jerry Murphy and wife, Linda, of Albany, Ga., Harold “Sugar” Murphy and wife, Shirley, of West Monroe, La., and Doyle Murphy and wife, Beverly, of Bastrop; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Steve Franklin officiating.

Burial was in Dailey Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Junior Jeffers, Wade Pennington, Roy Murphy, James Cunningham, Jonathan Ezell, and Mickey Amos. Honorary pallbearers were Frankie White, Jeff Foote, Ken Byers, Ronnie Livingston, William Moffatt, and Mike Murphy.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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Frank Edmonsond

Frank Danner Edmonsond, 94, of Crossett, died Monday, July 8, 2019, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born in Fort Smith on May 10, 1925.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II, including duty stations in Alaska. He was a Naval weatherman and was present aboard one of the command ships during the Japanese surrender.

After serving his country, he obtained a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Hendrix College and began working for Crossett Chemical Company drilling mud and working on the development of Royal Oak Charcoal. He also worked for the Lumber Company and eventually retired from Ashley, Drew, & Northern Railway Company after 15 years.

He attended First Freewill Baptist Church until his health deteriorated.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Ada Danner Edmonsond; two sisters, Margaret Pugh and Virginia Davis; and one brother, Bill Edmonsond.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty Nell Burnett Edmonsond of Crossett; two daughters, Nell Hamlin and husband, Bruce, of North Little Rock and Kathleen Case and husband, Danny, of Harrison; two sons, Bob Edmonsond and wife, Nita, of Crossett and John Edmonsond of Joplin, Mo; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13 in Simms Cemetery, 121 Campbell Drive in Crossett. Pallbearers were John Edmonsond, Josh Case, Joe Case, Judah Case, and

Bruce Hamlin. Honorary pallbearers were Andy Lloyd, Danny Case, Jacob Case, Alex Hamlin, Daniel Edmonsond, and the men of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Services were entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

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Ruth Jeffers

Ruth Bates Jeffers, 71, of Snyder, died Monday, July 8, 2019. 

She was a native and resident of the Trafalgar community for most of her life and was a 1966 graduate of Hamburg High School.

She worked at Hamburg Shirt Factory for over 25 years and was a member of Sardis Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewitt and Elsie Gwin Bates, and one sister, Betty Ann Rowe.

She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Minga, and husband, Thomas, of Snyder; one sister, Kay Bates of Snyder; and two grandsons.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11 in Trafalgar Cemetery with Bro. Larry Donaldson and Bro Sammy Land officiating.

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

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Frank “Turtle” Jenkins

Frank “Turtle” Jenkins, 77, of Crossett, formerly of Lake Village, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born in El Dorado on Oct. 5, 1941 and was a member of South Main Baptist Church.

He served in the United States Navy before beginning a 38-year career with Georgia Pacific from which he retired as a millwright in the tissue department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Bessie McKinnon Jenkins.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol Evon Bates Jenkins of Crossett; three sons, Dennis Jenkins and wife, Pam, of Bonney Lake, Wash., Bobby Jenkins and wife, Phyllis, of Crossett, Donald Jenkins and wife, Jennifer, of Wauwatosa, Wis.; two sisters, Theresa Godwin and husband, Bobby, of El Dorado and Katie McGarry and husband, Shaun, of Baton Rouge, La.; and six grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 12 at South Main Baptist Church in Crossett with Bro. Lyle Hern and Bro. Roy Grantham officiating. Burial followed in Philadelphia Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

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Anniah Randolph Sr.

Anniah Randolph Sr., 76, of Lake Village, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Lake Village, a past resident of Las Vegas, Nev., for 25 years, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

In Las Vegas, he worked for El Cortez Hotel and Casino for 21 years. When he moved back to Arkansas, he worked for George Pine and Chicot Farms for over 10 years.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Freeman and Stacey Randolph; his parents, Thad Randolph and Gertrude Ruffin-Miller; three brothers, Allen Miller Jr., Allen Miller III, and George Washington; and four sisters, Lola B. Jenkins, Martha Miller, Mildred Bryant, and Lextine Washingto.

He is survived by six sons, Anniah Randolph Jr., William Randolph, Jeffrey Randolph, Anniah Pratt, and Anniah Jackson, all of Las Vegas, and Seimon Jones Sr. of Lake Village; two daughter, Corliss Randolph of Las Vegas and Latisa Mitchell of Lake Village; one sister, Gloria White of Las Vegas; 30 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Service will be held Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 518 St. Mary Street, in Lake Village with Elder Ceaser P. King officiating. Burial will be in New Cemetery and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers are Anniah Randolph Jr., William Randolph, Jeffrey Randolph, George Johnson, Seimon Jones Sr., and Seimon Jones Jr. 

Honorary pallbearers are Charles Freeman, Stacey Randolph, Allen Miller III, Robert Carter, Freddy Wilson, and Bobby Carter.

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Lois Underwood

Lois W. Underwood, 102, of Crossett, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at LeGrand Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Bastrop, La.

She was born March 13, 1917, and was raised in the Crossett Camp. She spent six years in New York working for the Marlin Rockwell Factory making airplane parts for the war.

She was a machine operator at Chase Bag Co. in Crossett for 15 years and was a member of First Church of God for 58 years where she taught Sunday school.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Sally Joiner Wise; and her husband of 75 years, Allen Christopher

Underwood; one son, Bob Allen Underwood; four sisters, Cecil Hanson, Margie Johnston, Marguerite Sutton, and Precious Hughes; two brothers, Gordon and Terrell Wise; one son-in-law, Frank Rawls; and one grandson-in-law, Jerry Wane Eldridge.

She is survived by one son, Gene Underwood and wife, Pat, of Anderson, S.C.; one daughter, Pat Rawls of Crossett; six grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at First Church of God in Crossett with Bro. Will Hughes and

Bro. John McGregor officiating. Burial was to follow in Pinewood Memorial Park and under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Frank Rawls, Wesley Rawls, Seth Sturgeon, Don Bryant, Darrell Wise, and Corey Catalanotto.

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