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Louise Pruitt Withers

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Louise Pruitt Withers, 81, of Fountain Hill died Saturday, April 14, 2018. Withers was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 37 years and a former resident of Tuckerman. She graduated as Valedictorian of the Fountain Hill High School class of 1954 and was a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ancy Ervin and Eva Lansdale Pruitt and a brother, Norwood Pruitt.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bobby Withers of Fountain Hill; a son, Bryan Withers of Conway; three daughters, Sandra Withers Arnold and husband, Lawrence, of North Little Rock, Karen Beavers and husband, Dennis, of Conway and Glynda Withers of Carlsbad, California; 5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Willie Thornhill officiating. Burial was in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Paul Huggins, Taylor Withers, Michael Bradshaw, Chandler Odom, Billy Withers and Jimmy Withers. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


Boyce Edward Harrod

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Boyce Edward Harrod, 89, of Hamburg died Friday, April 13, 2018. Harrod was a native of Holly Grove, Arkansas and a former resident of Little Rock and Arkadelphia. He was a 1951 graduate of Henderson State University. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during Korean Conflict. He worked for Alcoa from 1954 until 1958 and was hired by Witt & Jack Stephens to oversee the building and opening of The Coachmans Inn in Little Rock. He served as City Manager of Arkadelphia from 1966 until 1975. He moved to Hamburg and was a Rice & Soybean Farmer and Manager of Engelkes Farms and Harrod Inc. from 1975 until 2011 and served as Mayor of Hamburg from 1990 until 1998. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Beth Manes Harrod in 1965; his second wife, Bonnie Engelkes Harrod in 2014; a son, Tab Harrod; a grandson; his parents, H. E. and Annie Parthenia Hining Harrod, Sr. and a brother, H. E. Harrod.

He is survived by two daughters, Leanne Harrod Krillenberger and husband, John, of Little Rock, Amy Kay Harrod and wife, Vicky, of Fayetteville; a sister, Shirley Harrod Spurlock of West Memphis; six grandsons and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 16 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Tracy DePue, Dr. Bobby Pennington and Bill Bonds officiating. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Trey Krillenberger, Evan Krillenberger, Reid Schlack, Hayden Harrod, Brandon Harrod and Brent Harrod. Honorary pallbearers were Shan Streeter, Carl John Gwin, Keith Ladd, Bill Bonds, Kirby Bonds and David Lynn. Memorials may be made to the Tab Harrod Memorial Scholarship Fund by the Hamburg Fire Department, c/o Kevin Norton, 305 E. Adams Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. Visitation was from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.


Sue Evelyn Brennon

Sue Evelyn Brennon, 55, of Hamburg died on Friday, April 13, 2018, at her home. She was born April 9, 1963, to Charles Turner, and Minnie Fay Brantley Brennon. She grew up a member of the Pine Forest MBC family and recently was a faithful member of Level Ground Fellowship Church. She worked eleven years at the Hamburg shirt factory until its closure; worked as a CNA at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center for ten years and received an Associates Degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one son, Daniel Brennon and fiance’, Christina Hartness, of Crossett; one daughter, Tara Hall and husband, Hunter, of Little Rock; three granddaughters; two sisters, Karla Addington, and Karen Haas and husband, Timothy, all of Crossett; one brother, Charles D. Brennon and wife, Rebecca, of Farmerville, Louisiana.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at the Level Ground Fellowship Church in Crossett with Pastor John Martin officiating, followed by an interment at Sims Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Randall Harris, Dwayne Tanksley, Jim Pollock, Bill Rice, Matthew Haas, and Stephen Haas. Honorary pallbearers were Bro. Donnie Dubose and John Hall.

Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Medders Funeral Home.

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