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Dennis Ellis

Dennis S. Ellis, 59, of Fountain Hill, died Friday, April 26, 2019 in Little Rock. He was a native and lifelong resident of Fountain Hill. He graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1978 and was a member of Eden Baptist Church.

He was a Mason, a member of Masonic Prairie Lodge #465 in Hamburg, and a Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sherwood “Buddy” Ellis, and his father-in-law, Joe Wheeler.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Beverly J. Wheeler Ellis of Fountain Hill; two sons, Chris Watt and wife, Mandy, of Monticello and Michael Watt and wife, Laura, of Vilonia; his mother, Allene Shelton Ellis of Fountain Hill; one brother, Ernie Ellis and wife, Deedee, of Fountain Hill; his mother-in-law, Fannie Wheeler; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29 at Eden Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Watt, Bro. Scott Wheeler, and Bro. J.W. Dobbins officiating. Burial with full Masonic Honors was in Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Austin Watt, Aubrey Watt, Cody Marlin, Kason Watt, Wesley Ellis, Jackson Harrison, Jase Watt, and A.J. Marlin.

Honorary pallbearers were Maylee Claire Watt and the ABATE District 18 Southeast Arkansas Members.

Memorials may be made to Prarie Lodge #465, c/o Tim Collier, 521 W. Radford, Hamburg, AR 71646.

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

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Linda Kinnaird

Linda King Kinnaird, 71, of Hamburg, died Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She was a native of Hamburg and a resident of Murfreesboro for the past two years. She was a 1965 graduate of Hamburg High School, a homemaker, and a librarian for Ashley County Library for 17 years. She was a member of Gardner Baptist Church and a former member of First Baptist Church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Griffin and Emma Hazel Bonds King; two brothers, Charles G. King and Billy Glen King; and three sisters, Betty Sue King, Nila Janell King, and Janice Ann King Sivils.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Calvin W. Kinnaird of Murfreesboro; one son, Jeff Kinnaird of Murfreesboro; one daughter, Lacey Lynn Hines, and husband, Jeff, of Little Rock; and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Colby Harper and Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Eden Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Mitch Stanley, Gene Bates, James Short, Greg Maxwell, Alan Maxwell, and Jamie Mondragon.

Memorials may be made to Stone River Manor Benevolence Fund, 205 Haynes Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-5101.

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

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Syble McLaurin

Syble McLaurin, 92, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. She was a native of Iredell, Texas and a resident of Hamburg for many years. She was a Methodist for most of her life and a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dr. Harry Cogbill in 1969 and Dr. J.E. McLaurin in 2005; one daughter, Harriet Howard; her parents, William Arthur and Emma Lee Stephenson Pylant; five brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Sanderlin, and husband, Larry, of Hamburg; one brother, Hoover Pylant of Texas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27 in Best Cemetery in Star City with Rev. Greg Comer officiating.  Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 202 South Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646 or 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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Robert “Bobby” Peterson

Robert “Bobby” Peterson, 73, of Hamburg, died Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Little Rock. He was a resident of Hamburg for most of his life and a 1964 graduate of Hamburg High School. 

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Vietnam Era, and he worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 35 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Katie Mitchell Peterson; and six sisters, June Livingston, Charlene Wells, Sallye Taylor, Martha Fleming and two who died in infancy.

He is survived by one brother, Fred Peterson of Pittsburgh, Penn.

A time of visitation and remembrance will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. 

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

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