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Feriand W. T. Bell

Feriand W. T. Bell, 66, of Crossett, formerly of Chicago, IL, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at his residence in Crossett. A native of Louisiana, but a Crossett resident for the past 15 years, he was a retired City of Crossett employee and a member of Soul Savers Church of God in Christ. He was preceded in death by his father, Porter Bell; two brothers, Jessie and Charles Edwards Bell; and a sister. Doris Kelley.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Gloria Bell of Crossett; seven sons, Ingram Bell, Terrian Keys and Cedric Coleman of Crossett, Maurice Bell of California, Feriand Bell, Jr., of Elgin, IL, Alonzo Coleman of Germany and Trevor Coleman of Pensacola, FL: two daughters, Linda Johnson of Elgin, IL, and Lorraine Bell of Crossett; his mother, Vada Bell of Homer, LA; eleven brothers, Donzel and Porter Bell of New Jersey, Eddie and Loyis Bell of Chicago, IL, Larry Bell of Houston, TX, Clarence, Billy Waye and Ronnie Bell of Dallas, TX, Henry Bell of California, and Charles Buggs of Homer, LA; two sisters, Florene Brown of New Jersey and Lorraine Belle of Dallas, TX; and 23 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Al Brewer officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Gilbert, Bud Jackson, Michael King, Joe Mayfield, Albert Dunn and Leonard Campbell. Honorary Pallbearers were Dennis Nill, Odell Lawson and Willie Scott. Burial followed services at the Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Summerfield, LA, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ann Marie Verdum McCraw

Ann Marie Verdum McCraw, 39, of Fountain Hill died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born March 5, 1964, in New Orleans, LA, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Michael McCraw; one daughter, Hailey Creppel of Fountain Hill; one son, Jo Jo Verdum of Fountain Hill; her parents, Laura Mae Piro Verdum and Jessie James Verdum Sr. of Hamburg; two brothers, Jessie James Verdum Jr. of California and Joseph Paul Verdum of Fountain Hill; and four sisters, Rose McCraw and Laura Prince, both of Fountain Hill, and Jackie Torres and Darci Verdum, both of Hamburg.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 31, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello with Rev. Bill Elton officiating. The remains were cremated.

Christopher Jeremiah Price

Christopher Jeremiah Price, 20, of Fulton died Thursday, March 27, 2003, in Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock after a long hard battle with cystic fibrosis. He was a senior at Hope High School, a home bound student, and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church of Hope.

Survivors include his mother, Kathy (Burnett) Bruce; his step-father, John P. Bruce of Fulton; a grandmother, Nina Price of Prescott; a great-grandmother, Ruth Ann Bruce of Hope; a brother, Christopher Bruce of Hope; and sisters Alicia Cole, Devon Rather and Amber Bruce of Fulton; a number of aunts and uncles and two special little friends, Laura and Chloe Shaver of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p. m., Saturday, March 29, at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro with Larry Medford of the Christian Riders officiating. Burial was in the Antoine Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wilford Maurice Price, Jr.; his grandfathers, Wilford Maurice Price, Sr., Andrew Burnett and Floyd O. Price; and a grandmother, Alice J. Burnett. Memorials may be made to Christopher Price Love Fund at the Summit Bank at Hope.

Obituaries Published April 9

Lillian Ovaughn Akin

Lillian Ovaughn Akin, 73, of Crossett died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at her residence. Born at home six miles north of El Dorado on June 24, 1929, to Robert Lee and Freda Opal Dumas Bates, she worked for Woolworth and Coca-Cola while living in El Dorado. She moved to Crossett in 1959 where she painted, hung wallpaper, laid tile and cleaned houses. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Tom Akin; one daughter, Kay Sedberry of Monroe, LA; three sons, Daniel Thomas Akin and Fred Brian Akin, both of Crossett, and Benny Lane Akin of Algonquin, IL; one sister, Opal Clawson of Pearland, TX; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at Pine Street Church of Christ with Jurd Brantley and Larry Culbreath officiating. Burial was at Sycamore Grove Cemetery in El Dorado under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Joe Friend, Ron Hudaba, Andy Shaw, Jerry Terrell, Troy Wisecarver and Leo Wright. Memorials may be made to the Paragould Children's Home, P.O. Box 460, Paragould, AR 72451-9935.

Mrs. Florine McClain

Mrs. Florine McClain, 79, of Monroe, LA, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Town and Country Nursing Home in Minden, LA. A native of Bradley County, resident of Monroe for the past twenty years, and a former resident of Bastrop, LA, and Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphis McClain, in 1959; her parents, Alfred and Exie May Forrest Stewart; and five sisters.

She is survived by five sons, R.W. "Rufus" McClain of Monroe, LA, A.B. McClain of Winnsboro, LA, Marion McClain of Lake Park, GA, David McClain of Haughton, LA, and Danny McClain of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Frances Bourgeois of Bossier City, LA; a sister, Hazel Frye of Houston, TX; twenty-four grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, April 7, at the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs Dale Crumby and Justin Uselton officiating. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Egypt Cemetery under the direction of JonesHartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Clyde Simpson

Clyde Simpson, 63, of Crossett died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a retired truck driver and a member of Fudge Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Simpson; four sons, Clyde Simpson Jr. of Shreveport, LA, Clifton Simpson of Crossett, Kevin Simpson of Magnolia and Melvin Simpson of Fayetteville, N.C.; six daughters, Shelia Simpson, Evelyn Givens and Felita Thompson, all of Crossett, and Jozett Simpson, Felicia Simpson and Debra Simpson, all of Shreveport; one sister, Willie Ruth Gilbert of Oakland, CA; and 18 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie Simpson and Robbie Cason; and his grandmother, Ethel Edwards.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Radford Jr. and Rev. B.J. Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Phillip Grove Baptist Church under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers are to be Lee Fred Brown, Ray Charles Tucker, Lamarco Williams, Isaiah Peoples, Robert Thompson and Robert Thomas. Honorary pallbearers are to be W.H. Williams, James Childress, Jessie Williams, Frank Johnson, George Jacob Jr., Charles Brooks and William Scales.

Lula English Smith

Lula English Smith, 95, of Lacey died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Mell, MS, and a resident of Lacey for the past 65 years, she was a retired midwife and a member of the Promise Land Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Smith; three sons, Jessie, Gene and Johnny B. Smith; two daughters, Katherine Smith and Ellen Smith Archery; and her parents, Ned and Ella Knott English.

Survivors include a son, Earnest Dean Smith of Lacey; two daughters, Ocean Smith Daniels of Chicago, IL, and Darlene Nolan Rice of Lacey; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 12 noon on Friday, April 11, at the Promise Land Baptist Church with Revs. James Childress and Olderns McQuay officiating. Pallbearers were to be Jessie Nolan, Jr., LaSanda Daniels, Robin Ryce, Johnny Ray Hall, Earnest Smith, Jr., Dwight Lambert, Leander Jenkins and Joe Lambert. Honorary pallbearers were to be Earnest Smith, Sr., Gary Lambert, Charlie Smith, Hubert Smith, Gene Smith, Jessie Lee Nolan, Sr., and Adolphus Daniels. Burial will follow services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Obituaries Published April 23

Mrs. Margaret Ann Amos

Mrs. Margaret Ann Amos, 67, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Winchester and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the Judson Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Amos, in 1990 and her parents, Robert and Dessie Holmes.

She is survived by her husband, Bro. Lane Amos; two sons, Danny and Mickey Amos; two daughters, Polly Clark and Sharon "Sam" King, all of Hamburg; her stepmother, Ruth Holmes of Hendersonville, TN; four brothers, Eddie Holmes of Lexington, KY, and Roger, Eugene and Jimmy Holmes, and a sister, Glenda Armstrong, all of Hendersonville, TN; twelve grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the Zion United Methodist Church with the Revs. Roy Craig and Bill Elton officiating. Burial followed services at the Zion Cemetery under the direction of JonesHartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jeff, Adam, Shane, Nicholas, Russell, Ryan and Cory Amos, Thomas and Justin Clark and Zack and Brent King.

Memorials may be made to the Zion Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Karen Pennington, 4146 Highway 133 North, Hamburg, AR 71646 or the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207.

Mr. Henry M. Hammond

Mr. Henry M. Hammond, 77, of Wilmot, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. A native of Sunflower County, MS, and a resident of Wilmot for over fifty years, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Holifield Hammond.

He is survived by four children by birth and four children of the heart, Eddie D. Hammond and wife Doris V. of Wilmot, Stevie G. Hammond and wife Diane of Portland, Donnice Hammond Barham and husband James of Little Rock, and Gale Hammond Miller and husband Ronald of Wilmot; three brothers, William "Bill" Hammond of San Diego, CA, A.J. Hammond of High Wycombe, Bucka, England, and Ambrose Hammond of Byron, OK; four sisters, Cora Lee Silowsky of Boston, MA, Georgia B. Williamson of Winnsboro, LA, Lela Mae May of Oak Grove, LA and Alice Kilgore of Monroe, LA; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 17, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed services at in the Wilmot Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim and Mark Barham, Neal and Chris Hammond and Scott and Michael Miller. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Dewayne Haynes, Jeramy Dalton and A.J. Huffman. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Baptist Home For Children, 222 West Pope Street, Monticello, AR 71655.

Bobby "Big John" Wallace

Bobby "Big John" Wallace, 59, of Crossett died Thursday, April 17, 2002, at his residence. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was a retired Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill employee and a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street, and an U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Wallace; one step-son, Johnny Hall of Crossett; one step-daughter, Edith Marie Morrison and husband Aubrey of Crossett; his step-mother, Willie Mae Wallace of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Amos Wallace of Crossett and William and Woodrow Wallace, Jr., both of Atlanta; two sisters, Emma Lowe of Crossett and Ruth Craig of Milwaukee, WI; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Woodrow and Callie Mae McMurray Wallace; and one sister, Ella Wallace

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers are to be Lee Fred Brown, Limmie Gill, Willie Ray Gill, Robert Wilson, Earnest Smith Jr. and David Childress.

Obituaries Published April 16

Mr. Joe Aden

Mr. Joe Aden, 84, of Fountain Hill died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of McGehee and a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 30 years, he was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Aden, in 1996.

There were no immediate survivors.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Flat Creek Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Williams officiating. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

David Giuermo Brown

David Giuermo Brown, 26, of Crossett died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. A native of St. Louis, MO, but a Crossett resident for the past 16 years, he was a cook and a member of the First Baptist Church on Florida Street in Crossett. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Tiffinea King Brown of Crossett; his father, David Carl Brown of Kansas City, KS; his mother, Marie Quinones of St. Louis; one brother, Najee Brown of Kansas City, KS; and one sister, Cheryl Quinones of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, in the First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Pallbearers were Melvin Herndon, Delvin Ashford, Charles Bryant, Chris Duke, Ernie Thompson, and Edgar Cotton, Jr. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.+

Mrs. Delma Lois Hart

Mrs. Delma Lois Hart, 92, of Belleville, IL, died Sunday, April 13, 2003. Born September 12, 1910, in Ashley County to Tom and Lillie Atkins, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Ellis M. Hart.

Survivors include a son, Dale Hart and wife Barbara Ann of Monroe, LA; a daughter, Mary Lee Hart of Belleville, IL; three grandchildren, Patrick Hart, Dr. Michael Hart and Lynne Joplin; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Billy Moore officiating. Pallbearers were to be Jack Allen, Don Burnett, Charles Goodwin, Lonnie Ray, Bill Norman and Don Woods. The minister and pallbearers are members of Mr. Hart's Crossett High 1952 class. Burial was to follow services at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crossett.

Michael Allen Lochala

Michael Allen Lochala, infant son of Joshua A. Lochala and Chrystal L. Lott of Crossett, died Friday, April 4, 2003. He was born on December 24, 2002, in Little Rock and was preceded in death by a grandfather, Michael Allen Lochala, and a cousin, Jacob Ryan Lochala..

Survivors in addition to the parents are a brother, Steven Lott of Crossett; grandparents Tina Morris of Crossett, Greg and Nannette Lott of Redlevel, AL, Ricky and Stacy Townely of Crossett; great-grandparents Jan Anderson, Bill and Paula Morris, Linda and Melvin Maxwell and Marcel and Raymond Lochala, all of Crossett, Ralph and Brenda Lott of Edwards, MS, and Patsy White of Lake Village; great-great-grandparents Louise and Rayford Swan of Hamburg; three uncles, Justin Lochala, Chris and Donni Brantley, all of Crossett; one aunt, Ashley Boyer of Crossett; a great-uncle, Steve Lochala of Crossett and a cousin, Emily Clark.

Grave-side services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Rev. Ron Redding officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Ira Waurine Land White

Ira Waurnine Land White, 81, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born December 26, 1921, to John Ira and Julia Bammie Tharp Land in Montgomery County, MS, she was a homemaker and a member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Mead White.

Survivors include two sons, Jake White of Crossett and Walter White and wife Linda White of Fountain Hill; three daughters, Rose Sayger and husband Buster of Hamburg, Sarah Hensley and husband Phil of Cedar Creek, TX, and Mary McCormick and husband Scott of Crossett; one sister, Lorene Pamplin and husband Earl of Lake Village; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the North Crossett First Baptist Church with Revs. Eugene Howie and Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Gale Anders, Chester Anders, Harbison "Hob" Moffatt, Denon Cagle, Ervin Rodgers, Ed Edmondson and Calvin Griffis. Honorary pallbearers were T. L. Bays, Lamar Hill, Junior Meeks, James Ward, Robert Faye Malloy, Forest Rice, Bob Pilgram, Zeph Sisson and Lloyd Pennington.

Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the North Crossett First Baptist Church Building Fund, 422 West Church Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Obituaries Published April 30

Cleo Bethea, Sr.

Cleo Bethea Sr., 90, of Crossett died Saturday, April 19, 2003 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street in Crossett and was a retiree of the Georgia-Pacific Chemical Mill.

Survivors include four sons, Larry James and wife Bessie Wimberly of Dallas, TX, Thomas Bethea and wife Louvella and Burt Bethea and wife Henry Mae, of Crossett, and Cleo Bethea Jr. and wife Earnestine of Chicago, IL; one daughter, Brenda Ashley and husband Lavell of Crossett; one brother, Virgil Perry of St. Louis, MO; one sister, Shirley Wilson of Crossett; 25 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Bell Bethea; parents, Pettiway and Magalean Vanhook Bethea; three brothers, David Shaw, Sam Brown and James Bethea; and one step-daughter, Jennie Mae Conley.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Aurilio Bethea, Thomas Bethea Jr., Gus Thompson, Dennis Thompson, Marco Williams and Willie Earl Thornton.

Mr. Doug Carpenter

Mr. Doug Carpenter, 63, of Portland, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at his residence. A native of Chicot County, a resident of Portland for the past 25 years, and a former resident of Hamburg, he was a Baptist. He owned and operated Doug's Fried Chicken in Portland and the DC Catfish Farm in Jennie. He was preceded in death by a son, Clint Douglas Carpenter, and his parents, Arville D. and Christine Biggs Carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lucas Carpenter; two sons, Kirk Douglas Carpenter of Portland and Steven Jay Lucas, of St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Brenda Rutledge and husband George of Portland; a sister, Margaret Hill and husband Gale of Hamburg; four grandchildren, Vinnie, Aaron and Holden Rutledge and Courtney D. Carpenter; and three nieces, Tammy Hill, Dana Callaway and Leslie Hodge.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, April 25, at the Portland Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Selby and Rev. Mark Harris officiating. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of JonesHartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Bud Botsford, David Robinson, Lavell Allen, Ken Reed, Billy Grimes and Bill Frazier. Honorary Pallbearers were Jake Gay, Gary Morgan, H.T. Cunningham, Rick Murdaugh, Steven Otwell and John Jaggers. Memorials may be made to the Portland Baptist Church, Po Box 86, Portland, Arkansas, 71663 or Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines Street, Monticello, Arkansas, 71655.

Margaret R. Hayes

Margaret R. Hayes, 76, of Crossett died Monday, April 21, 2003, at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center. Born December 19, 1926, in Marion, LA, to Floyd T. and Gladys Day Rea, she retired after 28 years as a receptionist for Georgia-Pacific. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and was actively involved with her family.

Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Elaine Bays and Patricia Ann Rawls, both of Crossett; two brothers, Bobby Rea of Titusville, FL, and Al Rea of Hughes Chapel, LA; one sister, Doris Sawyer of Houston, TX; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were Frank Griffin, Brian Holt, Glen Sled, Devohn Hayes, Newton Hayes and Bobby Sled.

Burial followed services at the Hughes Chapel Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Crossett, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 61535, or to a favorite charity.

Ruby Johnson

Ruby Johnson, 73, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at North Monroe Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Born June 24, 1929, in Parkdale to Will and Alto Cartledge Swan, she was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Alton Johnson; one god-daughter, Connie Culbreath of Monroe; two sisters, Margaret Curtis of Selma and Vera Hobbie of Malvern; and one brother, Harold Swan of Crossett.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26, at 4 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Eric Hodge officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Danny Dodd, Jerry Gray, Larry Johnson, Dewayne Hanks, Jesse Hanks, Johnny golden and Dusty Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Culbreath, Rusty Little, Sonny Robertson and Jimmy Mills.

Mildred Ethel White Jones

Mildred Ethel White Jones, 95, of Hickory Manor Nursing Home in Bastrop, LA, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. She was born April 16, 1908, in Gallion, LA to her parents, Samuel Elbert and Annie Mae Sheeley White.

Survivors include two sisters, Essie Burnett of Kinder, LA and Christine Crumley of Kilburn, LA; and one brother, Lindy Virgil White of Bastrop. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank "Ted" Melvin Jones; four brothers, Ernest Ray White, Charles Russell White, George Jurls White and Jessie James White; and one sister, Estelle Harrell.

Grave-side services were held Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at Hughes Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Bobby White officiating. Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop was in charge of arrangements.

Nephews serving as pallbearers were Jerry White, Virgil Leon White, Robin White, Charles Dow Miller III, Cody Wayne Gregory and Minor Henry Burnett. Honorary pallbearers were Cade Dewayne Gregory and George White.

Mrs. Ola Vell Kellum

Mrs. Ola Vell Kellum, 91, of Hamburg died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County and a Hamburg resident for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a charter member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Kellum, in 1990; one grandson, Mark Hale; her parents, Monroe and Mamie Wallace Sherion; and a brother, Johnny Aubrey Sherion.

Survivors include three sons, George Wade Kellum of Hamburg, Willard Kellum of Yellville, and Doyle Kellum of Mayflower; five daughters, Della Hale of Camden, Elizabeth Phillips of Oak Grove, LA, Jean Crews and Jorene Leveritt of Hamburg and Sue Doshier of Monticello; 25 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Joey Meredith and Mark McManus officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Glen Hale, Roger Phillips, Kenny and Richard Leveritt, Chris Kellum, Wade and Michael Doshier and Josh Baker. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the church. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Rev. Joey Meredith, 1310 North Cherry St., Hamburg, AR 71646.

Donald Wayne Lewis

Donald Wayne Lewis, 69, of Crossett died Thursday, April 24, 2003. Born July 5, 1933, to George Lewis and Icie Farrar Lewis in Crossett, he was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church and was an U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific Extrusion.

Survivors include his former wife, Bobbye Jean Withers Lewis of Crossett; three sons, Allen Lewis of Bearden, Art Lewis of Texas and Andy Lewis of Crossett; two sisters, Shirley Outlaw and Barbara Porter, both of Crossett; one brother, Travis Lewis of Longview; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death one brother, Leslie Gene Lewis.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Gene Cullum officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines St., Monticello, AR 71655. Pallbearers were Johnny Brown, Eric Brown, Curtis Walley, Ed Burdette and Wade Culp. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Bowles and Ular Ford.

Noble William Nelson

Noble William Nelson, 87, of Bastrop, LA, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Hickory Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Bastrop. He was born in Wilmar July 25, 1914, and was employed by International Paper Co. for almost 35 years until his retirement in 1980. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Nova Helen Jenkins Nelson; one son, William Neal Nelson and wife Judy of Augusta, GA; two daughters, Nelda Nelson Shields and Husband Roger of McKinney, TX, and Shirley Nelson Foote and husband Jeff of Hamburg; three sisters, Katherine Anderson and Janeva Maynard, both of Houston, TX, and Claudie Carroll of Mer Rouge, LA; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess William Nelson and Molly Mae Nelson; four brothers, Wade Nelson, Victor Nelson, Rollie Nelson and Clyde Nelson; and one sister, Ora Regions.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at Bartholomew United Methodist Church with Rev. Stuart Sherman and Rev. Jo Ann Sims officiating. Burial was at Bartholomew Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop. Pallbearers were Eldred Scoggins, Donnie Bulloch, Bret Sims, Vernon Carroll and grandsons Jeff Foote Jr., Bain Foote, Jason Rogers and Chris Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were L.E. Rawls, Dr. Robert Lyon, Glenn Russell, Harold Sharp and Johnny Hataway.

Harry Euin Parkhill

Harry Euin Parkhill, 98, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. Born July 19, 1904, in Paris, TN, to John W. and Hattie Hancock Parkhill, he was a member of First United Methodist Church of Crossett and was a machinist in the construction industry.

Survivors include one son, Harry Glen Parkhill of Texarkana; three daughters, Sue Johnson of Fayetteville, GA, Pat Hopper of Crossett and Becky Cross of Warren, TX; one brother, Robert Parkhill of Crossett; one sister, Elaine Lovett of Crossett; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Merle Wheeler Parkhill.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Brad Elrod officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to First United Church of Crossett, 500 Main St., Crossett, Ar 71635. Pallbearers were Ronnie Lunsford, Jimmy Walker, Mike Gates, Bill McLeod, Gerald Hopper and Buddy Cross. Honorary pallbearers were Jamie McElroy, Marion Thurman, Belvin Hamm, James Higginbotham and members of the Crossett Riding Club.

Earl Dean Sellers

Earl Dean Sellers, 65, of Crossett died Thursday, April 17, 2003. Born September 25, 1937, in Smackover to Homer and Lucille Sellers, he was of the Pentecostal faith and had retired from Georgia-Pacific after 33 years of service. He coached his sons and other teams in baseball for 14 years and taught them to hunt and fish. He was a member of the Klazzy Kruzers Car Club and had won numerous awards at area shows, with his 1938 coupe selected as the car of the year for 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Sellers.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Shirley McDuffie Sellers; three sons, Bobby Sellers, Kevin Sellers and wife Jan, all of Crossett, and Mike Sellers and wife Janice of Knoxville, TN; two brothers, Homer Ray Sellers of Smackover and Charles Sellers of El Dorado; five grandsons, Mitchell, Paul, Troy, Brandon and Bryan; two step-grandchildren, Melissa and Kevin; three step-great-grandchildren, Tyler, Austin and Evan; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in the First United Pentecostal Church of Crossett with Revs. Larry Hickman and Jimmie Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Kenny Jenkins, Phillip "Donnie" Swan, Floyd Pearson, Gary Mayhew, Bobby Vickers and Raymond Pitchford. Honorary pallbearers were James Tucker, Max Woods, John Pennington, D. C. Dodd, Billy Morris, Frank Jenkins, Mike Shirley and other members of Klassy Kruzers.

Burial followed services at the Rest Haven Cemetery in Smackover with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the First United Pentecostal Church, P. O. Box 715, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mrs. Tressie White

Mrs. Tressie White, 82, of Wilmot, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi. A native of Van Buren, a resident of the Gaines community outside Wilmot for the past sixty years, a homemaker and a Baptist, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy White, in 1983; her parents, Charlie and Mindie McAfee Young; two brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Prudence Martin; a granddaughter, Jill Martin; a grandson, Brad Martin, all of Little Rock; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Grave-side services and interment were at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in the Bell Cemetery outside Wilmot with the Rev. Gerald Meyers officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of JonesHartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Bell Cemetery, c/o Mr. Jack McManus, PO Box 114, Parkdale, Arkansas 71661.

Obituaries Published May 7

Lester Wallen Frisby

Lester Wallen Frisby, 83, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Strong and a resident of Crossett for the past 50 years, he was a retired store owner and a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Green of Hollywood, FL; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Lester Frisby Jr. and Dennis Frisby.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at Cloverdale Assembly of God with Rev. Charles Miller officiating. Burial was at Green Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Lonnie Sharp, Steven Frisby, Greg Oden, Craig Atkins, Allen Stevenson and Jay Thomas.

Mrs. Mildred Louise Hobbs

Mrs. Mildred Louise Hobbs, 88, of Fountain Hill, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Fountain Hill, she was a homemaker and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill, where she served as church pianist for over forty years. She is a member of the Ashley County Sports Hall of Fame and an avid Razorback fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Holt Clifton Hobbs, in 1995; her parents, Ed and Annie Pierce Forester; two sisters, Norma Brown and Ollie Mae Evans; and one brother, Kirby Forester.

She is survived by two sons, Don Hobbs of Texarkana and Ted Hobbs of El Dorado; three daughters, Ann Lynch of Little Rock; Judy Lamb of Bryant and Becky Myers of Brinkley; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and her very special friends, Bobby and Norma Allison. She was Aunt Mimi to a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, in the First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill with the Revs. Gene Gregory and Bill Elton officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of JonesHartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Rusty Lynch, Tad and Clifton Hobbs, Brandon and Bradley Myers, Steve Lynch and Eddie Lamb. Honorary pallbearers were Nathan Daniels and the Ladies Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill, P. O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642.

James Lee Maxwell

James Lee Maxwell, 85, of Crossett died Monday, April 28, at Ashley County Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett and was a retired carpenter.

Survivors include four sons, Michael Maxwell of Crossett, Jimmy Lynn Maxwell of Houston, TX, and Larry Maxwell and Jimmy Maxwell, both of Tampa, FL; one daughter, Vicki Maxwell of Tampa; four brothers, David Maxwell of San Augustine, TX, Don Maxwell of Wimberly, TX, Richard Maxwell of Plainview and Paul Maxwell of San Diego, CA; one sister, Roberta Satterfield of Springfield, MO; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha Lee Maxwell; parents, Robert and Willie Francis Harris; and one sister, Jane Williams.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church. romwell Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements.

Austin T. Rodgers

Austin T. Rodgers, 85, of Crossett died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at his residence. Born September 29, 1917, in Wilmar to Henry Lee and Bertha Grubbs Rodgers, he worked at Woods Little Store before retiring from the Sunbeam Bread Co. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of North Crossett, where he served as church custodian for 20 years.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Macel Pennington Rodgers; two sons, Gerry Rodgers and wife Martha and Ronnie Rodgers and wife LaFran, all of Crossett; one daughter, Nina Edmonsond and husband Bob of Crossett; six grandchildren, Meredith Harrison and husband Kevin of Monticello and Amy Rice and husband Larry, Hope Shaw and husband Kevin, Michael Merriweather and wife Brenda, David Rodgers and Josh Rodgers and wife Marsha, all of Crossett; three great-grandchildren, Mason Manning, Morgan Austin Merriweather and Rainie Rodgers; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Delton Rodgers; and one sister, Elsie Gumpert.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Gene Cullum, John Reed and Eustace Riggs officiating. Burial was at Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were Jim Rodgers, Jimmy Rodgers, Ervin Rodgers, Doyle Rodgers, Glenn Willis and Edward White. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Brown, James Holland, Herman Johnson, Junior Adams, Harold Bonnette, Bill Callaway, John E. Jordan, Andrew Wallace and Rex Brown.

Memorials may be made to Egypt Cemetery Fund, 272 Ashley 454 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646, Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655, Gideon Bibles or the American Cancer Society.

Ruby Jean Francis Rogers

Ruby Jean Francis Rogers, 50, of Jonesboro, GA, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at Emory University Medical Center in Atlanta, GA. A native of Crossett who had lived in Jonesboro for the past 25 years, she was a former computer technician and a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Atlanta. She was a 1974 graduate of AM&N College (University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff) and a graduate of Control Data Institute in Atlanta. She was employed by Lockheed-Martin for 19 years. She was a member of the University of Arkansas Metropolitan Alumni Chapter and Kappa Alpha Kappa Inc. sorority.

Survivors include two brothers, Larry Rogers and wife Lois of Crossett and George Mitchell and wife Lois of Darrien, IL; two sisters, Joan Rogers of Oak Park, IL and Doris Cromwell and husband Willie of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Pearline Rogers; one brother, Richard Rogers; and one sister, Mary E. Moore.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m., at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B.J. Jackson officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg and brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Pallbearers were Raymond Canley, Andrew Tolbert, Larry Moore, Ray Charles Martin, Perry Johnson and Glenn Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Crossett High School class of 1970, Alpha Kappa Alpha and AM&N Alumni.

Marylee Smith Price Scott

Marylee Smith Price Scott, 81, of Bernice, LA, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at her home after a long illness. A retired teacher, she was the widow of Rev. J. Harould Scott, a United Methodist minister in the Little Rock Conference. She taught for 40 years in Arkansas and Mississippi. A former resident of Hamburg, she was a member of the Bernice United Methodist Church, the Bernice Garden Club, and Delta Kappa Gamma and was involved in Reach to Recovery in Greenville, MS.

Survivors include a son, William Thomas Price of Everett, WA; two daughters, Carol Ann Price Risinger of Bernice, LA, and Betty Price of Los Angeles, CA; one stepdaughter, Ann Scott Tate; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Willie Rae Price and Rev. Scott, and her parents, Thomas W. and Sallie Lee Wakefield Smith of Dumas.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 23, in Spearsville, LA, with burial following services at the Greenville Cemetery in Greenville, MS.

Obituaries Published May 14

Pauletta Bankston

Pauletta Bankston, 84, of Crossett died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A resident of Crossett for the past 33 years, she was a retired maid and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include six sons, Daniel Bankston and wife Angela of Chicago, IL, Earnest Bankston and wife Rosie of Realto, CA, Charles Bankston and wife LaJune of Denver, CO, Celodis Bankston and wife Patricia of Milwaukee, WI, Larry Bankston and wife Patricia of Birmingham, AL, and Dexter Bankston and wife Alicia of Jacksonville, N.C.; seven daughters, Freddie Loggins and husband Eddie of Crossett, Erma Ferba and husband Willie of Chicago, Emma Bankston, Carolyn Bankston and JoAndres Stephens and husband Dennis, all of Arlington, TX, Vera Pippen and husband Howard of Oakland, CA and Pam Ford and husband Don of Grand Prairie, TX.; two brothers, Robert Earl Bankston of Star City and Robert Lee Bankston of Detroit, MI; 39 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Ella Noah Bankston.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B.J. Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Johnnie Roy Barnett

Johnnie Roy Barnett, 83, of Monticello died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Crossett. Born March 3, 1920, in Drew County, he was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of First United Methodist Church. He was retired from Otasco.

Survivors include three sons, Douglas Grubbs and wife Mary Frances and Mike Barnett and wife Carolyn, all of Crossett, and Pat Barnett and wife Pam of Wilmar; seven grandchildren, Judy Grubbs Stephens, Todd Grubbs, Barry Barnett, Maribeth Barnett, Lacey Barnett, Kasey Phillips and Randy Phillips; and three great-grandchildren, Cherub Alford, Tera Grubbs and Trey Grubbs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Grubbs Barnett.

Funeral services with military honors were held Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello with Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.

Pallbearers were Tony Gober, Robert Akin, Bob Leech, David Craig, Harold West, Bernard Youngblood, Richard Reynolds and W.L. Laws. Honorary pallbearers were members of the American Legion and VFW.

Mr. Charley S. Barker

Charley S. Barker, 77, of Hamburg died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, Arkansas. He was a native of Rector, a resident of Hamburg for the past seven years and a former resident of Fairview Heights, Illinois. He retired from the Continental Grain Company in 1990 after thirty-three years of service and was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Fairmont City Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cloressa Ann Hartley; one son, Charley G. Barker; his parents, William and Bertha Edwards Barker; and two brothers, Delbert and Denver Barker.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Wanda Hicks Barker of Hamburg; two sons, Gary Barker of Collinsville, IL, and Phillip Barker of Hillsboro, MO; two daughters, Kathy Norrell and Rhonda Sawyer, both of Hamburg; two sisters, Amrita Shaw of Rector and Loreta Owen of Paragould; seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, in the JonesHartshorn Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. A grave-side service was to be at 5 p.m., Tuesday in the Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway, AR, with Rev. Rondal Richardson officiating. Grandsons and Nephews were to serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made

to the Eden Baptist Church, 3748 Hwy 133 North, Hamburg, Arkansas 71646.

Margie (Margaret R.) Browning

Margie (Margaret R.) Browning, 60, of Crossett died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born November 13, 1942, in Boston, MA, to George D. and Vera I. Larson McMullen, Jr., she was a homemaker and a member of the Ashley County Homemakers Association and Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Survivors include one son, Keith Browning of Crossett; one brother, Donald M. McMullen of Quincy, MA; and many cousins and in-laws. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Browning.

A funeral mass was held Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Bill Browning, Mark Englerth, Glen Corriveau, Donald McMullen, Chris Collins and Gene Braswell.

Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2400 Main St., Crossett, AR or Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.

Urelee Gilbert

Urelee Gilbert, 58, of Hamburg died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, a former employee of Georgia-Pacific Plywood Mill and a member of Phillip Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Willie Gilbert of Urbana and Bobby Gilbert of El Dorado; four daughters, Jessie Robinson of Crossett, Natasha Jenkins of Hamburg and Kimberly Gilbert and Judy Wilber, both of Little Rock; one brother, Stanley Gilbert of Doylestown, PA; one sister, Irene Bradley of Los Angeles, CA; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Susie Gilbert.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at Phillip Grove Baptist Church with Rev. John Childress officiating. Burial was at Phillip Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Michal Gilliam, William Haynes, Joe Miles Haynes, Taci Gilliam, Horace Ingram, Terry Gilliam, Charles Brown and Terry Gilbert.

Barry Clyde Mattinson

Barry Clyde Mattinson, 49, of Mablevale, formerly of Hamburg, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, in Little Rock. Born June 13, 1953, in Bastrop, LA, to the late Milo Clyde and Elizabeth Ann Bankston Mattinson, he attended the Little Rock public schools, graduating from Parkview High School and attended Baylor University.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and did graduate work at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. He had been employed by UALR as a German language instructor, Medical Towers Lab, DHS Division of Social Services and Medic Pharmacy.

Survivors include his sisters, Milo Dianne Mattinson of Little Rock and Frances Irene Mattinson and a special friend, Debbie Sue Russell of Mabelvale. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Vernon Edgar and Frances Daniel Bankston, Mercil Bankston, Ray Mattinson and Bessie Irene Brown Mattinson Dailey.

His cremated remains will be interred in the Hamburg Cemetery at a grave-side service at a later date. Arrangements were by J. A. Funk Funeral Home of Malvern.

Zebedee Miller

Zebedee Miller, 82, of Fountain Hill died Saturday, May 3, 2003. He was a native of Drew County, a retiree of the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill and a member of Mt. Pelium A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Mae Fletcher Miller; one son, Bobby Joe Miller of Milwaukee, WI; one brother, Obie Miller of Hamburg; two sisters, Savannah Youngblood of Milwaukee and Margie Lee Franklin of Fountain Hill; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bowman and Isabella Franklin Miller; two brothers, B.C. and Aaron Miller; and three sisters, Beulah Miller, Dollie Mae Franklin and Eva Mae Miller.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pelium A.M.E. Church with Rev. Nolan Watson officiating. Burial was at Mt. Pelium Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Donald Franklin, Ardell Miller, Ray King, Bobby Ray Miller, Paul Sonny, Jerry Goodwin, Andre Miller and Willie Ed Franklin. Honorary pallbearers were Clarence Daniels, Daryll Daniels, Jerry Martin and Johnny W. Franklin.

Bruce Stewart Simpson

Bruce Stewart Simpson, 69, of Crossett died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was a native of Fermount, MI, a retired truck driver and a member of Meridian Baptist Church in the White Station community.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Simpson; one son, Jeremy Michael Simpson of Lonoke; two step-sons, Travis Cummings of Barksdale, TX, and Terry Cummings of Garrison, TX; one step-daughter, Ann White of Crossett; one brother, Byron Simpson of Denver, CO; one daughter, Sandra Pierce of Hot Springs; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

His remains were cremated and no memorial services were planned. Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements.

Lucy Estelle Murphy Swan

Lucy Estelle Murphy Swan, 91, of Crossett died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare of Crossett. Born June 17, 1911, in Crossett to Charles "Ed" and Isa Dee Maxwell Murphy, she was a member of Wallers Chapel Methodist Church. She was a member of Sunshine Friends, a long-time Sunday School teacher of preschoolers and a member of the Ladies Quilting Circle.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Swan of Crossett; one brother, N.B. "Nap" Murphy of Hamburg; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Swan.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. at Wallers Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Brad Elrod officiating. Burial was at Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Rory D. Swan, Jeffrey Johnson Sr., Henry "Hank" Williams, Luke Clark, and Bobby Glen Murphy. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Michael "Bodhi" Williams and Jeffrey "Drew" Johnson Jr.

Obituaries Pubished May 21

Carolyn Joan Hart

Carolyn Joan Hart, 61, of Bastrop, LA, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003. She was the owner of Bennett's Pharmacy in Wilmot and was a member of Wilmot Methodist Church.

Survivors include her parents, Merlin and Ernestine Thomas; two sons, Greg Bennett and wife Sandy of Franklin, TN and Charles J. Bennett and wife Sandy of Crystal River, FL; two sisters, Judy Tate and husband Ernest of Denham Springs, LA, and Gail Joiner and husband Chuck of West Monroe, LA; and three grandchildren, Chelsea Bennett, Sydney Bennett and Tara Bennett. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Charles Bennett and Joe B. Hart.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 16, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop with Rev. Charles Dupree and Rev. James Parker officiating. Burial was at Liberty Cemetery in Linville.

Pallbearers were James Traylor, Gene Chandler, Robert Sims, Steve Otwell, Stephen Otwell and Matt Otwell. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Spigner, Charles Burns and J.H. Lockwood.

Willie Mae Miller

Willie Mae Miller, 72, of Pine Bluff died Friday, May 16, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born May 28, 1930, in Dumas, a daughter of the late Alex and Beatrice Harris.

Survivors include nine sons, David Miller and wife Flora and Clarence Miller and wife Billie Jean of Hamburg, Otis Miller and wife Lorrinda, Chester Miller, Sim Miller and Wilie D. Miller, of Crossett, Mark Miller and wife Angie and Jessie Miller of Dumas and Joseph Miller of Virginia; four daughters, Flossie Allen and Ruby Miller of Dumas and Gloria Paskel and Sandra Edgerson of Pine Bluff; and 24 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.D. Miller; and one son, Joe Miller.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at Epistles of God Church of Deliverance, 509 West Long St., Hamburg, with Rev. Mary Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Longview Cemetery in Fountain Hill under the direction of Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. Visitation will be at Cromwell Funeral Home in Hamburg.

Mr. John Berry Pearson

Mr. John Berry Pearson, 83, of Crossett, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Crossett since 1982 and a former resident of Houston, Texas, he retired from the Exxon Corporation in 1982 after thirty-two years of service. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, and he was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Maxine Downey Pearson of Crossett; a brother, Jack Pearson of Hempstead, TX; two sisters, Frances Lynn of Houston, TX, and Jane Richard of Houma, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Berry Pearson, six brothers, Maurice, Jimmy, Billy, Myron, Byron and Frank and two sisters, Bobbie Tilton and Mamie Lynn. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Berry Pearson, six brothers, Maurice, Jimmy, Billy, Myron, Byron and Frank and two sisters, Bobbie Tilton and Mamie Lynn.

Funeral services were 2 p.m., Monday, May 19, at the Shiloh Baptist Church with Bro. Lane Amos officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers were Frankie Lloyd, Roma Stanley, Tommy Allison and Doug, John and Barry Pearson. Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery Association, PO Box 265, Fountain Hill, Arkansas 71642.

Stephens Ray Streeter

Stephens Ray Streeter, 54, of Lake Village died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at his residence. A Baptist and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was born March 16, 1949, in Little Rock, the son of Wilson C. and Mary Stephens Streeter.

Survivors include one son, Chris Streeter of Pine Bluff; his mother, Mary S. Streeter of Lake Village; one brother, Shan Streeter of Hamburg; two sisters, Sheryl Gilliam of Portland and Shea Streeter of Lake Village; and one granddaughter, Teah Streeter.

Grave side services were held Friday, May 16, at 4 p.m. at Montrose Cemetery with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village was in charge of arrangements.

Riley Archie Taunton

Riley Archie Taunton, 85, of Crossett died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born February 12, 1918, in Strong to J.R. "Soda" and Mary Nunnally Taunton, he was a retired painter for Georgia-Pacific, a charter member and member of the board of trustees of First Church of God and an IAM union member.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Gates Taunton; two sons, Robert A. Taunton of Mesa, CO, and Donny Taunton of Crossett; two daughters, Erlene Swan of Crossett and Anita Liles of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, James Roy Taunton of Freeport, TX; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at First Church of God with Revs. Karvin Adams and Roy Pepmiller officiating. Burial was at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were Rory Swan, Brett Taunton, Richie Taunton, Jeffrey A. Johnson Sr., Henry "Hank" Williams, Rob Wawrzynek, Wayne Gates and Donny Walker. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Michael "Bodhi" Williams, Jermy Robert Wawrzynek, Jacob Riley Wawrzynke and Jeffrey A. "Drew" Johnson Jr.

Obituaries Published May 28

Essie Bays

Essie Bays, 98, of Crossett died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at the Leisure Lodge of Crossett. Born August 7, 1904, in Ashley County to Thomas A. and Margaret Jane Johnston Honeycutt, she was a homemaker and a charter member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God.

Survivors include a son, T. M. Bays, Jr., and wife Elizabeth of Crossett; three grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Bays; and twelve brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Robin Allen and Gary Glasgow officiating. Pallbearers were Gary Glasgow, Tim Swager, Clay Glasgow, Bobby Bays, Chester Anders and Charles Hollis.

Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

R.L. Brooks

R.L. Brooks, 88, of Crossett died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. Born September 27, 1914, in Fountain Hill to Richard L. and Jessie Hudson Griffin Brooks, he was a member of First Baptist Church and was self-employed in the retail gasoline and sporting goods business for many years in Crossett.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy J. Brooks; two sons, Bob Brooks and wife Sandra of Crossett and Dr. Jack Brooks and wife Tommie Jean of Arlington, TX; one daughter, Sharon Kaye Scriber of Branson, MO; three sisters, Vera Hoffman of Indianapolis, IN, Claudia Scifres of Little Rock and Erla Noble of Crossett; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Willie Jo Rawls and Irma Noble; and three brothers, Huey Brooks, Turner Brooks and Riley Brooks.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Larry White and Rev. Jimmie Lewis officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were J.L. "Jay" Scriber, Kirk Scriber, Barret Scriber, Cary Carter, Mark Brooks and Andrew Sypian. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Crossett Building Fund, 701 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635.

Donald Foster Dace

Donald F. Dace, 76, of Heber Springs died Monday, May 19, 2003. After retiring from the Soil Conservation Service, he worked as a farm and real estate appraiser. A native of Bismark, MO, he was a member and deacon of Tumbling Shoals Baptist Church near Heber Springs.

Survivors are his wife, Marjaleen; three daughters, Sarah McMullen and husband Eddie of Des Arc, Janna Beall and husband Byron of Flower Mound, TX, and Rebecca Bingham and husband Frank of Denver, CO; two brothers, Scott and Sam Dace; a sister, Judith Rogers; five grandchildren, Kayla, Dalton and Colt Beall, Hunter McMullen and Macie Bingham; five step-grandchildren; four stepsons and four step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Hamburg native Mary Alice Franklin Dace; his parents, Harry Foster and Harriet Bond Dace; and a brother, Douglas Dace.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 22, at the Tumbling Shoals Baptist Church with interment following at Rest Hills Memorial Park in North Little Rock with arrangements by Olmstead Funeral Home of Heber Springs.

Edna Mae Danley

Edna Mae Danley, 79, of Crossville, TN, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at the Country Place Health Care in Crossville. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett and wrote the newspaper column "Edna's Pots and Pans" for the Ashley News Observer and the Crossville Chronicle for many years. She and her husband, the late Paul Danley, owned a large grocery store and service station in Strong before their move to Crossett where he worked for and retired from Georgia-Pacific.

Survivors include a son, James Charley Danley of Baytown, TX; one daughter, Pauline Danley Sherrer of Crossville; one brother, Prentise Odell Simmons of El Dorado; a niece, Florence Juanita Kelly Nixon of Monroe, LA; four grandchildren, Tammy K. Oakes of Albermarle, NC, Kristiana S. Nixon of Crossville, Jody D. Sherrer of Clearwater, FL, and Brittany Danley of Baytown, TX; six great-grandchildren, Alexandria Danielle Oakes, Madison Kaye Oakes and Loren Dale Oaks of Albermarle, NC, Patrick Garvice Nixon and Perrianna R. Sherrer of Crossville, and Hannah Marie Sherrer of Clearwater, FL; and her dearest friends and past neighbors, Larry, Charlotte, Darren and Brent Johnson of Crossett. Mrs. Danley was also preceded in death by her parents, James Bennett and Geneva Smith Simmons; a brother, James Edgar Simmons and a sister, Lonie Dee Simmons Kelly.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Nixon, Jerry Sandifer, Kenneth Kelley, Larry Johnson, Darren Johnson and Brent Johnson. Burial followed services at the Strong City Cemetery.

Louis Edward "Son" Miller

Louis Edward "Son" Miller, 52, of Fountain Hill died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Ashley County and a laborer for L.A. Woods.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Miller; two daughters, Gloria Jones of Fort Worth, TX and Monique Mitchell of Pine Bluff; his mother, Bobbie Jean Grays of Fountain Hill; two brothers, Jerry Miller of Monticello and Bobby Ray Miller of Fountain Hill; five sisters, Lillie Simpson of Monticello, Melinda Miller and Lucinda Miller, both of Dallas, TX, Kathy Miller of Lacey and Barbara Hamilton of Fountain Hill; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Edward Miller Jr.; and three brothers, Dewayne, Charles and Jimmy Ray Miller.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, at 1 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church with Rev. James Hooper officiating.

Burial was at Mt. Pelium Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were James Adams, Thomas David, Jerry Simpson, Larry Miller, Anthony Watson, John Henry Daniels and Darryl Daniels.

Fannie Lee Rhodes

Fannie Lee Rhodes, 78, of the White Station community near Crossett died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker and a member of Fudge Baptist Church.

Survivors include one brother, Jethro Dawkins of Cleveland, OH; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe T. "Hacker" Rhodes; parents, Rev. Lawrence and Summie Canley Dawkins; five brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, at 3 p.m. at Fudge Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Radford Sr. officiating. Burial was at Ryles Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers were Bobby Brown, Mike Brown, Terry Gilliam, Cedric Tucker, Lester Tucker and Ray Charles Tucker.

Georgia B. Robison

Georgia B. Robison, 89, of Hamburg died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Beverly Health Care in Hamburg. She was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Hamburg for the past 12 years and a former resident of Shreveport, LA, where she owned and operated the Grill Caf‚. She was a member of Gardner Baptist Church of Hamburg.

Survivors include one brother, Bo Williamson of Snyder; two sisters, Bobbie Peacock of Montrose and Mary Frances Wood of Ashdown; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Peggy LaRue and Bud Robison; her parents, Wesley and Mary Biggs Williamson; two brothers, Marvin and Edward Williamson; and three sisters, Ruby Bawcom, Erma Mathis and Dorothy Pollock.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 22, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gary and Don Williamson, Tommy Roberts, Keith Ladd, Hal Watts and Frank Cates. Honorary pallbearer was Joe Peacock.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Howard Foster, P.O. Box 217, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mary Oma Stuart

Grave-side services for Mary Oma Stuart, 81, of Coos Bay, OR, formerly of Hamburg, were held Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park with Rev. Frank Potmesil officiating. Cremation rites were held with Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary officiating.

She was born March 21, 1922, in Bastrop, LA, the daughter of William Clarke and Julia Bell Coates Howe. She was raised and educated in Louisiana. She lived in Hamburg before moving to Coos Bay in 1950.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Stuart and wife Janet of Texas City, TX, Samuel Leroy Stuart of Coos Bay and Ralph F. Stuart of Portland, OR; two daughters, Carolyn Gilfillian and husband Max and Janet Lynn Stuart of Portland; one brother, James Howe of Des Moines, IA; one sister, Myrtle Cockrell of Addis, LA; one brother-in-law, Virgil Stuart of Counce, TN; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Stuart; one brother, Paul Howe; and two sisters, Winnie Coker and Willie Hopper.

Obituaries Published June 4

Mrs. Dolores Hollis Allison

Mrs. Dolores Hollis Allison, 43, of Fountain Hill died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Monticello and a resident of Ashley County for most of her life, she graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1978 and from Southern Arkansas University in 1983. She taught at Fountain Hill High School, but had also taught in Hamburg, Crossett and Haynesville, LA. She was a member of the Eden Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Allison; a son, Chad Allison; her parents, Ralph and Joann Wilkerson Hollis; a brother, Charles Ralph Hollis, Jr., all of Fountain Hill; three sisters, Sherry Harville and husband Wesley of Bradford, Beverly Harville and husband Mike of Fountain Hill, and Lana Carpenter and husband Dennis of Arkansas City; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dillard and Hazel Hollis and Dixie and Marilee Wilkerson.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, in the Eden Baptist Church with Revs. Mike Titsworth and Gene Gregory officiating. Pallbearers were to be Brad and Brian Alexander, Brian Allison, Jeff Jenkins, Jonathan Harville, Landon Carpenter, Michael Harville and Jacob Hollis. Honorary pallbearers were to be Wesley and Mike Harville, Dennis Carpenter, Keith Alexander, Mike Allison and Randy Jenkins.

Burial was to follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Eden Baptist Church Building Fund, 3748 Highway 133 North, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Lori Ann Bonner

Lori Ann Bonner, 38, of San Leandro, CA, formerly of Portland, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA. A native of Portland who had resided in San Leandro for the past 10 years, she was a former revenue analyst for the state of Illinois and was a member of Moriah Christian Fellowship in Oakland.

Survivors include two brothers, Milton Bonner of Montrose and James Mitchell of Long Beach, CA; and three sisters, Queenie Bonner Clark of Richmond, CA, Mary Bonner Barnes of Montrose and Charlie Mae Bonner of Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Lee Bonner and Listine Holmes; and one sister, Dorothy Marie Bonner.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church with Rev. C. S. Spencer officiating. Burial was at Jones Chapel Cemetery in Portland under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers were Ray Lee Holmes, Charles Bynum, Michael Holmes, Charlie Kennedy, Billy Ray Henry and Jonathan Webb. Honorary pallbearers were Milton Bonner, Christopher Clark, James Mitchell, Larry Miller II, Corey Clark, Melvin Spencer and Clevelon Barnes Jr.

Miss Lovie B. Cunning

Miss Lovie B. Cunning, 72, of Portland died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a native and lifelong resident of Portland, a retired caregiver and an active member of the Brown Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Portland and was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ruthie Lee Glover Cunning.

She is survived by two sons, Leon Cunning of Little Rock and Tommy Caldwell of Milwaukee, WI, two daughters, Ann Kendrick and Ruby Grimes; her aunt, Nora Cole, all of Little Rock; thirty-two grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of friends, relatives and other loved ones.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 31, in the Brown Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Portland with the Rev. Lewis Meadows and Elder John Payne, Jr. officiating. Burial followed services at the Portland #2 Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were the deacons of the Brown Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

Joyce Lee Forse

Joyce Lee Forse, 72, of Crossett died Saturday, May 31, 2003. She was born on December 1, 1930, in California to her parents, Fred T. and Ruth Renfro Lee.

Survivors include six daughters, Sherry Barker of Crossett, Sarah Pippen of Fountain Hill, Susan Weaver of Nevada and Michelle Wicks and Valerie Robertson of California and Kelly Ahrens of Illinois; one son, Tony Pezzullo of Monticello; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Grave side services will be held Thursday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at Rolfe Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be held from Thursday, June 5, from 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

George Willie Haynes

Mr. George Willie Haynes, 65, of Bastrop, LA, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003.A native of Crossett but a Bastrop resident for the past 32 years, he was a gas station owner, a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church, and a member of the Crossett Domino Club.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Clara Haynes; two sons, Kentun Haynes of Albany, NY, and Robert Haynes of Monroe, LA; two daughters, Pamela Haynes of Conway and Danielle and husband Andrew Jackson of Monroe; two brothers, Fred Haynes and wife Shalonda of Peora, AZ, and John Haynes of Crossett; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Mattie Edwards Haynes; and one sister, Jeanette Williams.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, at St. John's Baptist Church in Bastrop with Rev. Tyrone A. Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were Lonnie Haynes, Byron Haynes, Spencer Clark, Lancer Clark, Michael Williams and Orlando Brooks. Honorary pallbearers were members of the T. W. Daniel graduating classes of 1956 and 1957. Burial followed services at the St. John's Cemetery in Bastrop under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

David Eugene Pamplin

Mr. David Eugene "Gene" Pamplin, 65, of Monticello, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at UAMS in Little Rock. A native of Portland and 1955 graduate from Portland High School, he received a B.S.E. from the University of Arkansas of Monticello. He then earned a master's degree in administration from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and later completed the course work for a doctorate from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He was a long time educator, having taught at Monticello High School, Benton, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Wilmot, McGehee, Rogers, Ross-Van Ness, Eudora, Delta, Lake Village and Clarendon. He loved mathematics and enjoyed coaching and refereeing. Upon retirement he worked as an independent crop adjuster. Gene was also civic minded. While working with John-Deere Tractor Company in Chillocothe, Missouri, he served as a city councilman. He was the past president of the Optimist Club during which time he worked to support many activities for young people. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He was preceded in death by his father, Millard Pamplin in 1998.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Herring Pamplin, two sons, David Pamplin and wife Kristy, all of Monticello and Graham Pamplin and wife Melinda of Star City; his mother, Mildred Tumlison Pamplin of Portland, three grandchildren, Leslie, Cole and Tyler Pamplin and two step-grandchildren, Christopher and Justin Powell.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, at the Portland Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Harris officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 or the donor's favorite charity.

Hazel Ruth Stephens Parkhill

Hazel Ruth Stephens Parkhill, 88, of Crossett died Monday, June 2, 2003. Born June 15, 1914, to Henry and Estell Carter Stephens, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett and the UMW. She was a member of the Iris Garden Club, Crossett Book Club, Crossett Art League, Ashley County Home Demonstration Club and a charter member of the Wiggins Cabin Group. She was also an Ashley County election poll worker.

Survivors include her husband, Robert A. "Bob" Parkhill; two daughters, Sandra E. Yauger and Betty R. Stockton, both of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Carla M. Blythe and John C. Yauger, both of Jonesboro, A. Lance Blythe of Mountain View, Courtney J. Castaneda and Nicholas W. Stockton, both of Fort Smith and Kathryn Yauger of Little Rock; and five great-grandchildren, Anna, Amy, Natalie and Nathan Yauger and Tatum Lee Castaneda. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Clay Yauger.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 4, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial will be at Crossett Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June3, at the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 500 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635, or to a favorite charity

Mrs. Dorris Jones Reese

Mrs. Dorris Nolley Jones Reese, 87, of Pine Bluff died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at her Trinity Village home. She was a resident of Pine Bluff for the past three years, a resident of Hot Springs for fifteen years before moving to Pine Bluff, and a resident of Hamburg for many years. A native of Hamburg, she graduated from Hamburg High School and attended the Conway Central Baptist College. After thirty years as a homemaker and mother she returned to college at age fifty-two, completing her bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Fayetteville.

She taught kindergarten in the Hamburg Public Schools and was later the Director of Special Education Services for Parkdale Public Schools. In Hot Springs she was active in the First United Methodist Church, where she was the pianist for her Sunday School Class, a member of The Women's Welcome Club, the Organ Society, and was an avid Bridge player. In Hamburg, in addition to her child rearing and teaching for many years, she was an active member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church where she played the piano and organ. She was currently a member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff, a member of the UMW Circle 2 and enjoyed playing bridge and activities with her many friends at Trinity Retirement Village.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of fifty years, William M. "Billy" Jones of Hamburg. After his death she moved to Hot Springs where she married the late Cecil W. Reese. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Sebe and Minnie Crisman Nolley; her sisters, Lucille Lane and Aileen Boysen; and her nephew, Leroy Lane Jr. (Sonny).

She is survived by her three sons, William Murphy Jones Jr. and wife Sissy of Pine Bluff, George Samuel Jones and wife Nancy of Nashville, TN, and Barry Crisman (Cris) Jones and wife Eleanor of Garfield; two daughters, Charlotte Jones McKiever and husband J.W. of Monticello and Angie Jones Shelton and husband, Judge Gary Shelton of Little Rock, her niece, Betty Boysen Hendricks of Little Rock; eleven grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 29, at the Lakeview United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff. Grave-side services and interment were at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hamburg First United Methodist Church, 202 South Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646 or the Hospice Care Services, 3801 Camden Road, Chapel Village I-12, Pine Bluff AR 71603 or other church or charity of donor's choice. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Jack Kindness Richardson

Mr. Jack Kindness Richardson, 74, of Portland died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Portland who had lived there all his life except for the past ten years when he was in Lake Village, he was a member of the Portland United Methodist Church and an U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived a daughter, Jacqueline Richardson of Bastrop, LA; a sister, Margaret Pennington of Austin, TX; one brother, Earl Richardson of Manvel, TX; two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. D. and Maggie Kindness Richardson; and a sister, Eloise Richardson.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, at the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Myers officiating. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Danny Carl Scott

Danny Carl Scott, 51, of England, formerly of Crossett, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Anthony Scott of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, Willie E. Scott of Crossett and Albert Scott of St. Louis, MO; one sister, Patricia Scott of Crossett; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, General and Ruby Matheney.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. E.B. Loggins officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be James Adams, Lazarus Adams, Mike Palmer, Greg Bridges, Derrell Bryant and Mario Scott.

Jessie Lee Taylor

Jessie Lee Taylor, 78, of Crossett died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. She was a native of Arkansas City and had lived in Crossett for the past 38 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two step-daughters, Toyce Newton of Crossett and Val Culverson of California; and one aunt, Lucreshia Milton of Wilmot. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Taylor; and her parents, Henry and Willie Mae Liggins Thomas.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers were to be Johnny Milton, Roderick Newton, Jamal Williams, Marcus Newton, Derrell Newton and Edward Rogers. Honorary pallbearers were to be Herman Newton, Jerry Williams, Napolean Ross, Donald Foster, Beby Reed, Dewon Hollins and Marzell Morris.

Ruth Davis Walker

Ruth Davis Walker, 79, of Wilmot died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Wilmot, she was a retired school teacher and was a member of John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church. She was a graduate of Dunbar High School in Little Rock and the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, formerly AM&N. She was a member of Eastern Star Naomi Chapter 411 and was a board member of the Arkansas Conservation Committee.

Survivors include two sons, Arthur C. Walker and Gregory B. Walker, both of Wilmot; two daughters, Vernell McDade of Hot Springs and Wanda Perry of Dallas, TX; one god-son, Jerome Ellis of Crossett; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Callie McDade Davis; two brothers and one grandson.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m. at John Wesley A.M.E. Zion with Rev. James A. Vault officiating. Burial was at Second Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers were Leroy Tolston Sr., Paul Stricklin, Charles Raino, Jimmy Stanley, Larry Cunningham and Larry Waters. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Rollins, Darren McAdoo and trustees of John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church.

Janet White

Janet White, 59, of Hamburg died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at her residence. A native of Hamburg, a retired store manager and a member of the Hope Freewill Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her parents, Perry Monroe and Dovie Jane Roberts Vaulner; two sisters, Mary Graves and Leola Cobleigh; two foster brothers, Ervin and James Streeter; and a foster sister, Leola Gifford.

Survivors include one son, Mike and wife Laurie White of Crossett; two daughters, Sherri White of Hamburg and Robin O'Connor of Pangburn; one brother, Claude Vaulner of Monticello; four sisters, Nellie Kinnaird of Hamburg, Nora Atkins of Haynes City, FL, Geneva Vaulner of Newport and Novella Skinner of Davenport, FL; and seven grandchildren, Blake, Nikki, Faith, Windy Jo, Whitney, Chasity and Taylor.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Ray Mills and Clayton Mills officiating. Pallbearers were Richard Frisby, Eric Ferrell, Butchie Martar, Marvin Graves, Joe Glen Graves and Joey West. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Martin and Terri Pippen. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Obituaries Published June 11

Opal Woods Harper

Opal Woods Harper, 80, of Ruston, LA, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, in Monroe, LA. She was a member of New Life Assembly of God in Ruston and a former member of First Assembly of God in Crossett.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Woods and wife Gloria of Kingwood, TX, Larry Woods and wife Jackie of Crossett and David Woods and wife Shirley of Ruston; one brother, Culis H. Hill of Memphis, TN; two sisters, Mildred H. Ticer and Mary Ailine Brown, both of Memphis, TN; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. at New Life Assembly of God in Ruston with Rev. Paul Pepper and Rev. Randy Rutledge officiating. Grave-side services were held at 3 p.m. at Crossroads Cemetery in North Crossett.

Pallbearers were members of New Life Assembly of God. Memorials may be made to New Life Assembly of God.

Susan M. Hill

Susan M. Hill, 51, of Ogden, UT, died Friday, May 30, 2003. She was born January 20, 1951, in Ogden to John P. and Joyce Falkner Malloy. She was a member of the Latter Day Saints and the Golden Spike Gem and Mineral Society.

Survivors include her husband, Scott N. Hill; children, Jakki Watkins, Jason S. Hill and Kaley Dickamore; grandchildren, Meagan, Katie, Taylor and Bridger; one brother, Dan Malloy; two sisters, Pat Green and Michele Malloy; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Laurel and Nathel Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Kelly Pritchard.

Grave side services were held Thursday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at Washington Heights Memorial Park under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Ogden.

Jerolene Brockwell Jones

Jerolene Brockwell Jones, 85, of Crossett died Friday, June 6, 2003, at Beverly Health Care of Hamburg. Born May 22, 1918, in Fountain Hill to Carroll W. and Doshia Wood Brockwell, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett and worked as a telephone operator for Georgia-Pacific.

Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Wyatt Jones Jr.; one son, Dan R. Wesson of Clinton, MS; one daughter, Nancy Wesson Smith of Irving, TX; one brother, C.W. Brockwell Jr. of Little Rock; one sister, Ada Brooks of Harrison; four grandchildren, Gordon Strong, Lisa Wells, Jon Strong and Hannah Wesson; and eight great-grandchildren, Aaron, Jason, Tiffany, Lindsey, Landry, Jarred and Colby Strong and Amanda Kelly. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Ethel Moore Brockwell; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Justin Uselton officiating. Burial will be at Pinewood Memorial park. Pallbearers are to be Gordon Strong, Jon Strong, Darrell Loveless, Bill McLeod, Chester Huntsman and Aaron Strong. Visitation will be held Friday, June 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Leta M. Kelley

Leta M. Kelley, 88, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 4, 2003. Born October 22, 1914, in Marsden to J.H. and Carrie Agnes Powell DuBose, she was a homemaker, a member of Beulahland Assembly of God and worked at a daycare.

Survivors include three daughters, Verda Clark, Sadie Maxwell and Gwen Stephenson, all of Crossett; one brother, James DuBose of Crossett; three sisters, Rena Tucker, Betty Murphy and Elsie Courson, all of Crossett; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brooklyn H. Kelley; one brother, Bobby DuBose; three sisters, Oma Smith, Ollie Barnett and Marie DuBose; and one son, Laverne Kelley.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at Beulahland Assembly of God with Rev. Ron Reddin and Donnie DuBose officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Harold Tucker, Jimmy Kelley, Richard Murphy, Steve Courson, Danny Courson and Colby Courson. Honorary pallbearers were men of Beulahland Assembly of God, James Gilbert, Dean Hooks, Billy Joe Harrington, Holyan Outlaw, Fred Graves and Eddie Brennon.

Mrs. Azarene Leonard

Mrs. Azarene Leonard, 80, of Hamburg died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was a native of Calhoun, Arkansas, a resident of Hamburg for most of her life, a homemaker and a member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmore Leonard; her parents, Whiley and Mary Moore; two daughters, Odessa Young and Helen Daniels; and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 12, in the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church on West Long Avenue with the Rev. W.R. Taylor, Rev. Jasper Mays, Rev. Robert Cook, Bishop Danny Mays and Pastor Mary Arnold officiating.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Phillip Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral of Hamburg. Pallbearers are to be Augustus Hill, Calvin Barnett, Lawrence Tippie, Ronald Hubbard, Willie Mays and Jessie Banks.

Mrs. Alma Hollis Tumlison

Mrs. Alma Hollis Tumlison, 98, of Hamburg, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Hamburg. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley county, a homemaker and a member of the Hamburg Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.H. Tumlison, in1989; her parents, Thomas Luther and Fannie Lee Reynolds Hollis; four brothers, Edward, Leroy, John Benjamin and Luther Hollis; and three sisters, Ruthie Coulter, Effie Hollis and Mattie Lou Young.

She is survived by one sister, Jewel Kellebrew of Eudora; two stepsons, Alfred "Dude" Tumlison of Hamburg and James "Jim" Tumlison of Clinton; two stepdaughters, Mildred Pamplin of Portland and Nellie High of Biloxi, MS; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, June 9, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Joe Sponaugle officiating. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were James, Billy Joe and Don Kellebrew, James Tumlison, Fred Sivils and Bryan Hollis. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Church of Christ, 1109 North Main Street, Hamburg, Arkansas 71646.

Obituaries Published June 18

Polly J. Calhoun

Mrs. Polly Johnson Calhoun, 65, of Shreveport, LA, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at her residence in Shreveport. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Shreveport for the past twenty years and a former resident of Springhill, LA, and Morrilton, she was a graduate of Wilmot High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she majored in education. She graduated from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia with a degree in accounting and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrilton. She was preceded in death by her father, Jeff Taylor Johnson and a brotherinlaw, Warren Lint.

She is survived by her husband, Dallas Yates Calhoun, III, of Shreveport; a son, Dallas Yates Calhoun IV of Austin, TX; a daughter, Statia C. Neel and husband John of Shreveport; her mother, Aura Akers Johnson of Bastrop, LA; a sister, Frances Lint of Shreveport; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 21, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 381051905 or the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207.

Mrs. Juanita R. Mitchell

Mrs. Juanita R. Mitchell, 78, of Metairie, LA, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at the East Jefferson General Hospital in New Orleans, LA. A native of Hamburg and a resident of Metairie for the past 42 years, she was a retired claims secretary for the State Farm Insurance Company and a member of the Parkview Baptist Church in Metairie.

She is survived by a son, David Mitchell of New Orleans; three daughters, Delores Clarkson of Lake Charles, LA, Melba Doonan of Houston, TX, and Jean Garrity of New Orleans; a brother, G.P. Riels of Fort Worth, TX; four grandchildren, one great- grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mitchell, in 1981; her parents, Columbus and Mary Riels; one sister, Jewel Farmer; and five brothers, Johnny, Oliver, Lloyd, Floyd and Everett Riels.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 15, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Stanton Veazey officiating. Burial followed services at the Extra Cemetery. Pallbearers were Allen, Charles and David Farmer and Andy, Alan and Dale Riels.

Robert A. "Bob" Parkhill

Robert A. "Bob" Parkhill, 92, of Crossett died Tuesday, June 10, at his residence. Born March 21, 1911, in Paris, TN, to John W. and Hattie Hancock Parkhill, he was a charter member of the Wiggins Cabin group and the last surviving charter member of the Crossett Riding Club. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra E. Yauger and Betty R. Stockton, both of Jonesboro; one sister, Elaine Lovett of Crossett; six grandchildren, Carla M. Blythe, Lance Blythe, Courtney J. Casteneda, Nicholas W. Stockton, John C. Yauger and Kathryn Yauger; and five great-grandchildren, Anna Yauger, Amy Yauger, Natalie Yauger, Nathan Yauger and Tatum Lee Casteneda.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial was at Crossett Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 500 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635, Crossett Riding Club Scholarship, P.O. Box 1720, Crossett, AR 71635, or to a favorite charity.

Pallbearers were Robert Deblieux, Dan Dumas, Eugene Gifford, Dick Revels, Gary Warner and Wayne Warner. Honorary pallbearers were Johnnie Bolin, Jim Carter, Theodore Kinney, Bennie McDougland, Allen Swan, Mike Gates, Marion Thurman and members of the Crossett Riding Club.

Dennis O'Neal Perry Sr.

Dennis O'Neal Perry Sr., 52, of Dallas, TX, formerly of Hamburg, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at the V.A. North Texas Health Care in Dallas. A native of Dallas, he was a C.N.A. and a member of Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include one son, Dennis Perry Jr. of Oakland, CA; five daughters, Cecelta Perry of Oakland, Ashley and Denisha Perry, both of Sasoon, CA and Patricia and Latisha Polk, both of Hamburg; two brothers, Ricky Dooley of Dallas and Jessie Jackson of Oakland; three sisters, Janell Davis and Judy Dooley, both of Dallas, and Agnes Perry of Long Beach, CA; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Fred and Mary Louise Williams Perry; and one brother, Freddie Perry.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Elder Alfonso Madden officiating. Burial was at Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Walker, Chris Lewis, Nathaniel Miller, George Howard Jr., Bobby Barnett and Bobby Franklin.

Victor Earl "Moose" Robbins

Victor Earl "Moose" Robbins, 82, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born January 30, 1921, in Melville to Curnie and Mary Etheridge Robbins, he was a millwright for Georgia-Pacific.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Ray Robbins; four sons, Victor Wayne Robbins of Hensley and James David Robbins, Michael Anthony Robbins and Richard Lee Robbins, all of Crossett; two daughters, Margaret Ann Atkins and Rose Mary Johnson, both of Crossett; two brothers, Charles Edward Robbins of Crossett, and Jimmy Harold Robbins of Delhi, LA; two sisters, Bernice Robbins of Crossett and Sybil Temple of Cedartown, GA; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Ray Robbins and Billy Earl Robbins; and one brother, Lavern "Monkey" Robbins.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m at First Church of God with Rev. Karvin Adams officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Tracy Ables, Thomas Glen Childers, Linwood Jenkins, Bill Boyer, Gerald Morgan, Red Hendrix and Johnny Upshaw.

Obituaries Published June 25

Mr. Harry Allison

Mr. Harry Allison, 85, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at his residence. A native of Ashley County and a resident of the Beech Creek community outside Hamburg all his life, he was a retired timber contractor and a member of the Gardner Baptist Church for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Vonie Williams Allison; a granddaughter, Janice Allison; three sisters and six brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ethel Farmer Allison; a son, Harry Wayne Allison and wife Ann, all of Hamburg; a daughter, Bonnie Jordan and husband John Earl of Crossett; four grandchildren, Johnette Hanry of Crossett, David Allison of Hamburg, Janel Harper of Crossett, and Jason Allison of Hamburg; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, June 20, in the Gardner Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Pullin and Cliff Bernard officiating. Burial followed services at the Beech Creek Cemetery under the direction of JonesHartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Jack Edward and John Gee, Joe Foote, Charles Coleman, John Dailey and Phil Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were Stanton Veazey, Mutt Davis, Paul West and Tommy Morgan. Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church, PO Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Henry Lee Fairchild

Henry Lee Fairchild, 75, of Hamburg died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native of Pendleton, he had been a resident of Hamburg for the past 60 years. He was a retired farm laborer and a Baptist.

Survivors include two brothers, Floyd Fairchild and Wesley Fairchild, both of Hamburg; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Fairchild; his parents, Greenville Wesley and Elizabeth Shepard Fairchild; two brothers, L.D. and Arthur Doyle Fairchild; and one half-brother, Lawrence Rayford.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 20, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home of hamburg with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Burial was at Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were Billy Smith, Freddie McNeil, Damon Barfield, Jeff Fairchild, Kevin McNeil and Joseph Savage.

Mr. Billy G. King

Mr. Billy G. King, 52, of Crossett, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Crossett and Hamburg all of his life, he was an operator at the Georgia Pacific Corporation power plant and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Griffin and Hazel Bonds King.

He is survived by a son, Chris King; a daughter, Tarah King; two sisters, Janice Sivils; all of Crossett, and Linda Kinnaird of Hamburg, two grandchildren; Tiffany Chance and Stetson King.

Grave-side services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, in the Eden Cemetery with the Rev. Kirk Hall officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Marthield Withers

Marthield Withers, 86, of Crossett died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and member of Zion Temple A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include two nieces, Willie Mae Wilson of Crossett and Bennie Owens of Monroe, LA; two nephews, Leon Conway Sr. and Louis Conway of Carson, CA; and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Withers; a step-daughter, Eloise McCree; her parents, George and Lottie Jones Thrower; one brother and six sisters.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at Zion Temple A.M.E. Church with Rev. Harold Shaw officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Robert Duckworth, Elbert Ray Johnson, Cal Tucker, William Rogers, Larry Harris and B.J. Williams.

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