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Larry Arece Harris

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Larry Arece Harris, 66, of Crossett, died on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Ashley County Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett. He retired from Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill, after 41 years of service, as a machine operator. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church, where he served as assistant Sunday school superintendent.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Whitney Harris, in January 2018; a grandson; his parents, Aaron Harris Jr. and Jessie Mae George Harris; and one brother, James A. George.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Wanda Washington Harris; one daughter, Arecia Harris of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one sister, Lois Harris Williams; two brothers, Curtis Harris and Aaron Harris III, all of Crossett; and five grandchildren.

Services were on Saturday, September 22 at 11 a.m. at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Harriel White officiating. Active pallbearers were Cornell Brown, Don Ford, Larry Moore, George Matthews, Ronald McDaniel and Derek Molette. Honorary pallbearers were Curtis Harris, Aaron Harris III, Sonwello Lewis, Jr., Trey Harris, Julian Craig, Motavious Harris, Chaynce Harris, and his brothers-in-law. Burial was at Westview Cemetery, with military honors, under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. of Hamburg. Visitation was on Friday, September 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc.


Sherry Ann Gammel

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Sherry Ann Gammel, 51, of Crossett, died on Monday, September 17, 2018. She was born in Tallulah, Louisiana on October 24, 1966, to her parents, Mike Valdez and Judy Love. She grew up in Lake Village and eventually moved to Crossett where she had resided for over 30 years. She was a member of Beech Street Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Wade Gammel of Crossett; one son, Matthew Gammel also of Crossett; her father and step-mother, Mike and Mary Valdez of Lake Village; her mother, Judy Love of Monroe, Louisiana; four sisters, Janey Reginelli of Lake Village, Lillian Byrd of Jonesboro, Louisiana; Chasity Ledet of Houma, Louisiana, and Jessica Valdez of Lake Village; and two brothers, Jamie Roy Bezzeard of Starkville, Mississippi, and Joshua Valdez of Lake Village.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 24 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel in Crossett with Pastor Donnie Dubose officiating.


Clantisteen Miller

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Clantisteen Miller, 85, of the Longview community in Ashley County, died on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. She was a lifelong resident of the Longview community in Ashley County and a member of Mt. Peleum African Methodist Episcopal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Miller; her parents, Moses and Alma Martin-Franklin; five sisters, Sallie Webb, Virginia Robinson, Selessie Smith, Callie Franklin and Janice Williams; four brothers, Steve, M.F., Willie and Jimmy Franklin.

She is survived by one son, Robert Miller, Jr. of Monticello; one daughter, Martha Goodman of the Longview community; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services were on Monday, September 24 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Peleum African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fountain Hill with Rev. Shalane Jenkins officiating. Active pallbearers were Andre Miller, Quintarian Barnes, Patrick Miller, P.J. Miller, Brandon Toatley and Darien Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Goodman, Douglas Withers, Dennis Franklin, Harvey Franklin, Ramon Manning and Don Franklin. Visitation was on Sunday, September 23 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc., in Hamburg.

Burial was at Mt. Peleum Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc.


Raye Marie Moss

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Raye Marie Moss, 84, of Lake Village, died on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the McGehee Hospital. She was a native of Crossett but a resident of Lake Village for 59 years. She was a retired school teacher and a member of St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lake Village.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Malvin A. Moss; her parents, Walter and Letha Hughes-Evans; seven sisters, Odessa Bennett, Arnell Streeter, Velma Brown, Vernice Gilbert, Artelia Evans, Wilnar Lambert and Irene McGee.

She is survived by two daughters, Tonja Jackson-Hudson, of Little Rock and RheDonda Jackson-Palmer of Lake Village; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services will be on Saturday, September 29 at 11 a.m. at Faith Fellowship in Lake Village with Rev. Charles S. Boyd and Rev. Jesse Washington officiating. Active pallbearers are Robert Dickson, Kenny Lucas, Billy Perry, Lonnie Palmer, Larry Palmer, Ronnie Wilson, Dale Young and Randy Brown. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Chicot County Retired Teachers Association. Visitation will be Friday, September 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lake Village.

Burial will be in New Cemetery in Lake Village under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc.


Glenda Crawford Murphy

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Glenda Crawford Murphy, 68, of Hamburg, died on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Murphy was a native of Crossett and a resident of Hamburg for the past 50 years. She was a 1968 graduate of Crossett High School and a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. She worked as a nurse for Dr. Toon and Dr. Burt for over 30 years, and before her retirement, she worked for the Main Line Health Clinic in Wilmot for 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, of 48 years, Billy Faye Murphy in 2017; her parents, Wilmer L. and Ruby Mae Shields Crawford and a sister, Lafran Buchanan.

She is survived by her daughters, Christy Murphy and Carol Ann Murphy, both of Hamburg; her sister, Marsha Parker of Sheridan; two granddaughters and a great-grandson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 23 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Farrell Breshears officiating. Burial was in the Dailey Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tommy Clark, Freddy Scroggins, Chuck Kinnaird, Johnny Ray Clark, Roy E. Murphy, Dr. Barry Thompson, Doyle Murphy and Robbie Cunningham. Memorials may be made to the Volunteers of the Crossett Pound, c/o Kaye Robinson, 286 Brookings Road, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.


Elbert Ray Johnson

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Elbert Ray Johnson, 79, of Crossett, formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Crossett Rehabilitation and Health Center. He was a native of Ashley County and grew up in the Pine Hill community. He resided in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over 40 years, before returning to Crossett. He was a member of Faith Center Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Sonny Johnson and America Tucker Williams; and a brother, Jack Pippen.

He is survived by one daughter, Dynette Compton, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; five grandsons; thirteen great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Betty Pippen, of Hamburg.

Visitation was on Saturday, September 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. Remains will be transferred to Reid’s New Golden Gate Funeral Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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