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Tommie Bellot

Tommie Bellot, 72, of White Hall, died Monday, March 5, 2018. He was a native of the Milo community outside of Hamburg; a resident of White Hall for the past 18 years and a former resident of Ashdown and Hamburg. He was a 1964 graduate of Fountain Hill High School. He was a retired furniture salesman and a member of Claude Road Baptist Church in White Hall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Durell and Mae Dell Bozeman Bellot.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Katherine “Cheryl” McNiece Bellot of White Hall; one son, Lawrence Wayne Bellot of Hamburg; three granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leonard Russell officiating. A private burial will be in Eden Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


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Ronnie Oneal Bowen

Ronnie Oneal Bowen, 63, of Crossett, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on November 5, 1954, and was a lifelong resident of Crossett.

He was a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, the CHS Class of 1973, and served ten years in the Arkansas National Guard. He also worked 29 years as a truck driver for Georgia-Pacific Chemical until his retirement in 2011. He was a member of the Arkansas Trace Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Don, and Betty Jane Ogden Yates. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Vickie Gail Tackett Bowen of Crossett; one son, Jarrod Bowen and wife, Brandy, of Milo; one daughter, Stacie Womack and husband, Joe, also of Milo; three sisters, Pam Abney and husband, Tim, of Crossett, Carolyn Sue Hendrix and husband, Robert, of West Monroe, LA, and Connie Herrington of Crossett; along with eight grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 13 at Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Pastors Josh Luellen and Carlton White officiating, followed by burial in Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Bryan Fields, Chad Hendrix, Ryan Abney, Blake Abney, Jeremy Laster, and Mark Troillet. Honorary pallbearers were Eugene Miles, Doyle Coody, D.C. Dodd, and Eugene Burnett.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Promise Land Awanas Children’s Ministry.


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James Howard Deal

James Howard Deal, 76, of Crossett, died on Monday, March 5, 2018. He was born on June 1, 1941, in Hamburg. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1959 and was a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church and a former member of Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school for many years. He was a self-employed painting contractor who owned Deal Painting Co. for over 40 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Abner Guy and Alyce Marie Jones Deal and one son, Jason David Deal; one daughter, Dana Ridener; one brother, Harold Deal; and two sisters, Jolane Crouch and Sibyl Hutts.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Betty Mercer Deal of Crossett; one daughter, Angie Deal Meadows of Crossett; four grandchildren; three sisters, Linda Stephenson, of Hamburg, Rosemary Martin, of Crossett, and Martha Pennington, and husband, Bruce, of Milo; and one brother, Jerry Deal of Crossett; along with several great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 7 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Justice officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 204 Executive Court, Suite 301, Little Rock AR 72205


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Glenn Wayne Douglas

Glenn Wayne Douglas, 53, of Hamburg, died Friday, March 9, 2018. He was a native of Rockford, Illinois and a resident of Hamburg since 1971. He was a 1982 graduate of Hamburg High School and a veteran of the United States Navy having served on the U.S.S. Halsey. He completed the Industrial Maintenance Technical Program and took the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program at the University Of Arkansas College Of Technology at Crossett. He was a painting contractor and a member of First Baptist Church. He was a member of the SEArk Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Douglas; his step-father, Alfred Farmer; and his grandparents, Hubert and Sylvia Witcher.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Penni Knight Douglas of Hamburg; four daughters, Ramsey Douglas of Hamburg, Ferrin Douglas of Bryant, Lauren Douglas and Ashley Zeigler and husband, Justin, all of Hamburg; a granddaughter; his mother, Joyce Witcher Douglas Farmer; a brother, Mark Douglas and wife, Jennifer; a sister, Lisa Allison and husband, Dan, all of Hamburg; three half-brothers, Phil Boss and wife, Carol, Adam Boss and wife, Kelli, all of Du Quoin, Illinois and Perry Boss of Granite City, Missouri.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial was in Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby McClain, Robert Wray, Chuck White, Bubba Edwards, Brian Oliver and Carlton Savage. Honorary pallbearers were the Hamburg High School Class of 1982, Gary Don Madden, Stan White, Steven Kilcrease and J.D. Nelms. Memorials may be made to Pilots for Patients 3127 Mercedes Drive, Monroe, LA 71201 or online at www.pilotsforpatients.org. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


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Bonnie Pearl Ellis

Bonnie Pearl Ellis, 86, of Eudora, died Friday, March 9, 2018. She was a native of Chicot County and a resident of Eudora for the past 74 years. She worked at the Eudora Garment Factory for 34 years and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ester H. Ellis; a daughter, Patsy Ellis Stephenson; a son, Lester C. Ellis; her parents, Oscar and Evelyn Haynes Ward; a brother, Benny Ward and two sisters, Marie Sivils and Lucille Atkins.

She is survived by a son, Randall Alan Ellis of Eudora; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Gay officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lawrence Edwards, Bo Edwards, Anson Smith, Mikey Smith, Kenny Clark and Bo Atkins. Honorary pallbearers were Dean Hale and Bill Welch. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


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Mary Frances Terrell

Funeral services for Mary Frances McCay Pendergrass Terrell were held at 2:30 p.m. March 16 at Presbyterian Church of Crossett. Officiants were Rev. Bonnie Wilkins of Omaha, Neb., and Rev. Lauren Moore of Lake Village.

She was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Green Hill near Monticello. She was an original charter member of Presbyterian Church of Crossett and was a lifelong member serving as elder, session member, choir member, secretary, commissioner, and Sunday school teacher.

She helped create what is now Greater Crossett Area Food Pantry. She worked as a reporter, junior editor and weekly columnist at the News Observer then began a 35-year career at First National Bank of Crossett, retiring in 1996.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert F. (Bob) and Ethel Mae Walton McCay; her first husband, Curtis Pendergrass; her second husband, Doyle Terrell; one sister, Betty; and three brothers Bobby, Paul and Gene (Samuel) McCay.

Survivors include two brothers, David McCay (Rhonda) of Boulder, Colorado, and George McCay of Crossett; her children, Rick Pendergrass of North Little Rock, Beti Gunter (Mike Smith) of North Little Rock, Sharleen Bakeman (Mark) of Olympia, Washington and Susan Pendergrass of Crossett; one stepson, Clark Terrell (Martha) of Crossett; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greater Crossett Area Food Pantry, 309 Pine Street, Crossett, Arkansas, 71635.

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