Pearl Lowery Adams

Pearl Lowery Adams, formerly of Crossett, died in Frisco, TX, on Thursday, June 1, 2000, after a long illness. Mrs. Adams was a native of Brownsville, TN, a Crossett resident for many years and an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She and her husband were the first Buick dealers in the area and were also the original owners of the Crossett NAPA store. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wagner W. Adams, in 1977.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Northcutt and husband Ron of Carrollton, TX; a granddaughter, Karis Gray and husband John of Frisco, TX; a grandson, Dr. Eliot Carter and wife Elizabeth of Sonoma, CA; a brother, Curtis Lowery and wife Ona of Tupelo, MS; and great-granddaughters Megan and Meredith Gray of Frisco, TX.

Family visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, at the Jones Funeral Home in Crossett. Grave-side services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Pinewood Memorial Park.

It is Mrs. Adams' request that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Visiting Nurse Association, 140 West Mockingbird Lane, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75247-4929 designated for either the Eldercare or Hospice programs.

Neal Edward Farrar

Neal Edward Farrar, 54, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born July 6, 1945, in Crossett to James Maysel and Annie Joe Hill Farrar, he was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include a son, Kendall Neal Farrar of West Monroe, LA; two daughters, Kelli Michelle Sligh of Germantown, TN, and Carla Dean Mayo of West Monroe; his mother, Annie Joe Farrar of Crossett; a brother, Earl Farrar of Columbus, MS; two sisters, Colene Goodwin of Crossett and JoAnn Broadway of Jonesboro, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Don Justice officiating. Pallbearers were Jerry White, John Martin, Eric Broadway, Robert Lawrence, Bill Dew, Ben Carlton Lawrence, Larry Goyne, Eddie Ray Hughes and Buddy Farrar. Burial followed services at the Rawls Cemetery.

Harry Grant

Harry Grant, age 85, of Crossett, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born June 4, 1914, to the late W.T. and Pearl Grant, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Irene Culp Grant; two brothers, Billy Ned and Faye; one daughter, Marjorie Ann Grant; and a grandson, Rusty Doss. He was a retired Georgia Pacific employee and past labor union president and labor organizer. He served in World War II with the 38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron. Overseas 23 months, and he participated in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central European campaigns as an 81mm mortar gunner.

Survivors include his wife, Nelda; three daughters and their husbands, Barbara Doss and Gary of Crossett, Betty Barnes and Jerry of Hamburg, and Kay Collins and Bert of Crossett; two sisters, Rosemary Holland and Charlene Browning; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grave-side services were held Saturday, June 3, at Pinewood Memorial Park with the Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Services were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Ralph Victor Griffis

Mr. Ralph Victor Griffis, 56, of Highlands, TX, died Monday, May 29, 2000 at his residence. A resident of the Highlands area for 35 years, he was a former resident of Bastrop, LA, a supervisor for A. J. Munday Contractors and a Vietnam veteran. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, cooking and telling jokes, and he loved being outdoors.

Survivors are a daughter, Sheila Goldman and husband Patrick of Highlands; a son, Victor Ray Griffis; his ex-wife, Brenda Griffis Marsh; a brother, Calvin Griffis; sisters Jessie Freeman and Floy Powell of Monroe, LA, and Colleen Irwin of Houston; two grandchildren, Daniel and Blake Goldman; two close friends, Clark Cornelison and Daniel Marsh; and many other relatives.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Sterling White chapel in Highlands with Bro. Paul Quinn officiating. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the Hickory Grove Cemetery of Crossett.

Willie Junior "Hatfield" Hendrix

Willie Junior "Hatfield" Hendrix, 40, of Texarkana, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at the Wadley Medical Center in Texarkana. He was a native of Ashley County, a laborer at the Ward Davis Pallet Mill and a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Survivors are two stepdaughters, Ebony and Wakeidha Purifoy of Fort Worth, TX; his father, Jordan Hendrix, Jr., of Crossett; his mother, Mary Lou Hendrix of Vallejo, CA; his stepmother, Betty Joyce Hendrix of Crossett; three brothers, Steven and Danny Hendrix of Vallejo and Gregory Hendrix of Crossett; and five sisters, Joyce Hendrix, Regina Montgomery and Sharon Hendrix of Crossett and Wanda Franklin and Leslie Hendrix of Vallejo.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Nolan Phillips officiating. Pallbearers were to be Cedric Haynes, James Hampton, Jr., Eddie Page, Frederick Montgomery, Ricky Parker, Larry Goodwin, Earl Hampton and Kenlow Hendrix. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Crossett High School Class of 1977.

Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Infant Matheney

Annajualiek Matheney, age 15 days, of Hamburg died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at the South Arkansas Medical Center in El Dorado.

Survivors are her parents, Maurice Matheney and Francesca Simpson; paternal grandparents Sandra Kay Martin and Wilford Howard of Hamburg; great-grandparents Valonia Martin Wallace, Allen Wallace, and G. W. and Lee Ester Howard, all of Hamburg; and maternal grandparents Thomesa Scales of Pine Bluff, Leonard Campbell of Crossett, Ollie Phillips of Hamburg and Joe and Lille Mae Law of Crossett.

Grave-side services were at 1 p.m. Monday, June 5, at the Carlock Cemetery with Mary Arnold officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Robert Norvin Webb

Mr. Robert Norvin Webb, 75, of Huntsville, TX, formerly of Hamburg, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, in Huntsville. Born February 2, 1945, in Minneapolis, MN, he was a forester and a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. He was an U. S. Marines Corps veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Texas Forestry Association, Society of American Foresters, Knights of Columbus in Humble, TX, the Boy Scouts, Humble Area Assistance Ministries and Helping Every American Remember Through Serving.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Webb of Huntsville; four sons, Michael R. and wife Carolyn Webb of Etoile, TX, Gregory and wife Brenda Webb of Lufkin, TX, Gary and wife Janet Webb of Diboll, TX and Terence Webb of Richwood, TX; five daughters, Kathleen and husband Jeff Ferro of Cedar Park, TX, Mary Ellen Webb and husband Tom Milliman of Lee, NH, Barbara and husband Kip Sieger of Cedar Park, TX, Margaret and husband Ronny Rozell of Huntsville, TX and Louise and husband Wes Abbott of Dodge, TX; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by granddaughters, Michelle and Tessa Webb.

Funeral services were set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, in the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Huntsville with Father Stephen Payne officiating. Pallbearers were to be Joe Shaw, Pete Patrosky, Jack Cogan, Al Losack, Josh Webb and Travis Webb. Honorary pallbearers were to be Joe Sullivan, Jim Peterson, Henry Neumann, Barney O'Neill, Dick Williams and Wes McCoy.

Burial was to follow services at the Dodge Cemetery in Dodge, TX, directed by Huntsville Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Humble Area Assistance Ministries, P. O. Box 14051, Humble, TX 77347, Helping Every American Remember Through Serving, P. O. Box 6060, Huntsville, TX, Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco, AR 72865 or St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1323 Sixteenth Street, Huntsville, TX 77340.