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Janet Lorraine Courson

Janet Lorraine Courson, 64, of Crossett died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at her residence. Born August 26, 1938, in Cheyenne, WY, to Johnie Hershel and Alma Louella Waits Hardgrave, she was a member of Temple Baptist Church, served as church secretary for 15 years and had been a teller for First National Bank of Crossett.

Survivors include her husband, Daryl Ray Courson Sr.; four sons, Chuck Eugene Sitton of Joplin, MO, David Leroy Sitton Jr. of North Little Rock, Mark Douglas Courson of Crossett and Daryl Ray Courson Jr. of El Dorado; one daughter, Leigh Ann Courson of Weaver, AL; her mother, Alma L. Hardgrave of Russellville; two brothers, Johnny Ray Hardgrave of Sulphur Spring, TX and Timothy Lee Hardgrave of Dover; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father; and one son, Donald Allen Sitton.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Davis, Bobby Biggers and Kirk Hall officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Ricky Parker, Todd McGilton, Steve Dodson, Doug Fitzgerald, Buddy Kinney and Billy Lafoon. Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Dean, Jerry Gill, Bob Vickers and Steve McDaniel.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mary Noel Walton, Memorial Chairman, 1006 Cedar St., Crossett, AR 71635.

Elouise Trantham Gage

Elouise Trantham Gage, 79, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home in El Dorado. Born October 24, 1923, in Monticello, she was a homemaker and member of Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Gage of El Dorado and Jimmy Gage of Crossett; one daughter, Linda Goodnight of Padre Island; one sister, Jean White of Monticello; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duard Gage; and her parents, Noah and Lettie Calhoun Trantham.

Grave-side services were held Thursday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. R.V. White officiating. Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello was in charge of arrangements.

Leroy Edwin Hunter

Leroy Edwin Hunter, 77, of Crossett died Monday, June 23, 2003, at his residence. Born November 22, 1926, in Clarksdale, MS, to Grafton and Miranda Crow Hunter, he served in the U. S. Navy and was a truck driver for Georgia-Pacific, past president of the GP union and vice president of the Arkansas Trace Deer Camp.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Patricia Hunter of Crossett; a son, Stephen P. Hunter; a stepson, Kenny Meeks, both of Crossett; a brother, Percy Hunter of Memphis, TN; a sister, Marie Walker of Water Valley, MS; a grandson, Stephen Lane Hunter of Portland; and two step-grandsons, Cody Kelly and Hunter Meeks of Crossett. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Hunter, and a sister, Geneva Muirhead.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers were Jerry Daughtery, Josh Sawyer, Mike Kennedy, Keith Love, Tommy Mac Rice and Ricky Hipp. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Hunter, Shorty Miller, Lois Hodges, Jackie Atkin, William Earl Carter and Bob Roam. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Jerry Wayne Maxwell

Mr. Jerry Wayne Maxwell, 44, of Hamburg, was born June 21, 1959, in Crossett and died Monday, June 23, 2003, at his residence in Hamburg. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he worked at the Georgia Pacific paper mill in Crossett for the past 18 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, an avid hunter and fisherman and was a director of the Wayne Maxwell Deer Camp.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Harris Maxwell; a son, Corky Maxwell, both of Hamburg; two daughters, Chelsea Maxwell of Little Rock and Hannah Maxwell of Hamburg; his mother, Betty Adams Maxwell of Monticello; two sisters, Karla Austin and Teresa Maxwell; his maternal grandmother, Evelyn Sivils, all of Hamburg; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Maxwell in 1990.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 26, in the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Joel Foote, Jeremiah Simms, Justin Gourley, Aaron Rice, Aaron Murphy, Billy Golden, Stephen Griever, Greg, Alan, Tommy, Bobby, Randy and Eric Maxwell, Ted Richardson, Vince Mairanda, Brad Allison, Wayne Davis and Peyton Shelton. Burial will be at a later date in the Hamburg Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Program, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 South Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Imalene Pardon

Mrs. Imalene Pardon, 64, of Rison, born January 20, 1939, in McGehee, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A resident of Rison for the past 14 years, for many years she was a resident of Wilmot and worked at the garment factory in Lake Village and the glove factory in Dermott. She was a member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and an inactive member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, James S. Pardon; a son, James Danny Pardon; a daughter, Stephanie Temple; her mother, Pansy Kitchell, all of Rison; five brothers, Charlie D. and Louie Bass of Pine Bluff, Grover Bass of Hope, Jerry Bass of Pine Bluff and Eddie Bass of Bossier City, LA; two sisters, Dora Mae Padgett of Grapevine and Anita Chandler of Rison; six grandchildren, Jamie Pardon, Rachel McGehee, Candy, Brandy and Amber Pardon and Brittney and Kellie Ferguson; and one great-grandchild, Mackenzie Bell. She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Pardon, in 1989; her father, Charlie Bass; and a sister.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Bill Davidson officiating. Pallbearers were Danny Anderson, Roger Harrison, Chad Herman, Gary Pardon, Earl McCrory and Billy White. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Jane Graves, P. O. Box 264, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Olevia Jackson Polotto

Mrs. Olevia Jackson Polotto, 80, of Hamburg, born February 25, 1923, in Line, Arkansas, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at the Beverly Health Care in Hamburg. A resident of Hamburg for the past two years, she was for many years a resident of Kansas City, Kansas. She worked at the University of Kansas Medical Center and was a member of the Boydell Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Zarr of Rowell and Linda Stadler of Rich Hill, MO; two brothers, Ben Jackson of Piedmont, KS, and Buck Jackson of Augusta, KS; four sisters, Vivian Hill of Olympia, WA, and Ellie Harville, Ruth Nelson and Don Howie, all of Hamburg; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Polotto in 1991; and a son, Kermit Edward Martin, in 1959.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the Sardis Baptist Church with Revs. Klois Hargis and E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were to be Ronnie Spencer, Billy White, Tom Bambino, Lamar Woods, and Bobby and Charles Harville. Burial was to follow services at the Trafalgar Cemetery, directed by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Carl D. Stewart

Carl D. Stewart, 88, of Lake Village, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at his residence. He was a retired appliance repairman, an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a Seventh Day Church of God minister. He was born February 10, 1915, in Cotton Valley, LA, the son of the late Samuel Barney Stewart and Rosa Brown Stewart.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Cross Stewart; one son, Derwood Allen Stewart of Hamburg; six daughters, Fonda Matthews of Lake Village, Jean Oden of Odessa, TX, Betty Quackenbush of Coos Bay, OR, Reta Bodecker of North Bend, OR, Rose Bradford of Hamburg and Delaris Peacock of Dublin, TX; one brother, Henry Stewart of Springhill, LA; 23 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 2, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Obituaries Published July 9

Matthew Thomas Chapman

Matthew Thomas Chapman, 29, of Monticello died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at his home in Monticello. Born Oct. 12, 1973, in Greenville, Miss., he was a 1992 graduate of Monticello High School and had attended college at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. A member of the First Baptist Church in Monticello, he was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Thomas William "T. W." Chapman and Clarence Trotter.

Survivors include his parents, Thomas W. "Tom" Chapman and Linda Trotter Chapman of Monticello; one brother, John William Chapman of Monticello; two sisters, Ruth Ann Chapman of Monticello and Laura Elizabeth DeJarnette and husband Kris of White Hall; and his grandmothers, Ruth Katherine Chapman of Hamburg and Hazel Trotter of Pine Bluff.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the First Baptist Church of Monticello with Revs. Dennis Dodson and David Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers were Chris Ray, Sonny Thornhill, Johnny Roach, Tony Hood, Jimmy Hill and Paul Smith. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Adult Men's II Sunday School Class. Burial followed services at the Oakland Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

Mrs. Catherine "Kitty" Einerwold

Mrs. Catherine "Kitty" Einerwold, 61, of Hamburg, born February 5, 1942, in Rondo, AR, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A resident of Hamburg for the past three years, she was a former resident of Flint, MI, where she was employed with General Motors Corporation until retiring in 1988. She was a member of the Eden Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Einerwold of Hamburg; two daughters, Mona Rosario of Grand Rapids, MI, and Monica Strickland of Hamburg; ten grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Lawson and Flossie Grantham Lawson; her grandparents, Ernest and Agnes Grantham; one brother, William Spencer "Shorty" Lawson, Jr,; and a granddaughter, Jenny Knack.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 7, in the Eden Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. Pallbearers were Steve Bolin, Bill Manning, Jim Bailey, Greg Stanley, Andy Riels, and Tony Streeter. Honorary pallbearers were Russell Harris, William Adcock and Ralph Hollis. Burial followed services at the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Drew County with arrangements 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.

Mr. Jerry Wayne Eldridge

Mr. Jerry Wane Eldridge, 44, of Hamburg, born July 4, 1959, in Monroe, LA, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, as a result of an automobile accident south of Hamburg. A resident of Hamburg for the past ten months, he had lived in Bastrop, LA, for twelve years and West Monroe, LA, for many years. He worked for Wilson Environmental as a logistics engineer and attended the First Church of God in Crossett.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Rawls Eldridge; four daughters, Samantha, Cheyenne and Cassidy Eldridge, all of Hamburg, and Tiffani Hovey of Titusville, FL; his mother, Janice Lee McDonald of West Monroe, LA; two brothers, Robert Eldridge of West Monroe and Glen Eldridge of Eros, LA, and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Eldridge.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, in the First Church of God in Crossett with the Rev. Karvin Adams officiating. Pallbearers were to be Chip Wilson, Brian Nunnery, Bill and Frank Rawls, Don Head and Robert Eldridge. Burial was to follow services at the Rawls Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Charles Edward Ferrell

Charles Edward Ferrell, 62, of Crossett died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at his residence. A native of Ashley County, he was a retired machinist.

Survivors include two sons, Beacher Ferrell of Crossett and Tony Ferrell of Morrilton; one daughter, Dana Tyson of Crossett; his mother, Marjorie Mae Ferrell of Crossett; three brothers, Nolen Ferrell of Crossett, Raymond Ferrell of Bakersfield, CA, and B. W. Ferrell of Magnolia; two sisters, Charlotte Buras of Crossett and Martha Hosey of Texarkana; and seven grandchildren, Mark Allen, Brady, Jason, Spencer, Dana, Cory and Anna Grace. He was preceded in death by his father, Beacher Ward Ferrell; and one brother, Keith Ferrell.

Grave-side services were at 4 p.m Sunday, July 6, at the Palestine Cemetery with Bro. Nolen Ferrell officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Beacher, Tony, Richard, Mike and Spencer Ferrell and Mark Allen Tyson. arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mamie Martin

Mamie Martin, 86, of Fountain Hill died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. Born April 29, 1917, in Drew County, she was a homemaker and a member of the AME church.

Survivors include four sons, James Martin of Monticello, Jerry Martin of Fountain Hill, Earl Martin of Clear Lake, CA, and William Martin of St. Louis, MO; two daughters, Joyce Ann Pickett of Warren and Jerda Mae Jacobs of Fountain Hill; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Martin; and her parents, George Lambert and Anna Franklin Lambert.

Grave-side services were held Monday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Longview Cemetery with Rev. Daniel Franklin officiating. Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello was in charge of arrangements.

Doris C. McKeehan

Doris Cannon McKeehan, 87, of Horatio, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in a Texarkana hospital. Born Sept. 28, 1915, in Lockesburg, Ark., she was a retired nurse from De Queen Regional Medical Center, a member of Horatio First Assembly of God and the Daughters of the American Revolution and a charter member of the Tri-Lakes Good Sams and the De Queen Regional Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by one son, Jim Stafford.

Survivors include her husband, John McKeehan of Horatio; one son, Thomas Stafford of Hot Springs; one daughter, Frances Hedgecock of Hamburg; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Brotherton of De Queen; two sisters, Norma Bedwell of Nashville, and Ann May of Shreveport, LA; three grandchildren, Allison Shepherd of Dumas, Jennifer Bickel of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Nancy Miller of Bloomfield, Colo.; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, in the Horatio Assembly of God with the Rev. J.L. Walker officiating. Burial followed services at the Lockesburg Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Ilema J. Stanley

Ilema J. Stanley, 94, of Crossett died Monday, July 7, 2003, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born June 21, 1909, in Ingalls to Fred and Ruth E. Johnson, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a special nephew, Ralph G. Johnson of Crossett; an adopted daughter, Mary Jane Stanley; two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dossie Stanley.

Grave-side services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the Union Hill Cemetery with Rev. Larry White officiating with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Mary Webb

Mrs. Mary Webb, 96, of Hamburg was born April 15, 1907, in Hillhouse, MS, and died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A resident of Hamburg for the past 45 years and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg, she was a homemaker and owned and operated the Webb Grocery Store for 15 years with her late husband, J.E. Webb, who preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded in death by her parents, John and Seilienia Martin New, and two brothers.

She is survived by a son, Paul Webb and wife Hazel of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Denise Mattingly of Hamburg and Paula Webb of El Dorado; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, in the First United Methodist Church of Hamburg with the Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Pallbearers were to be Jim Hargis, Timmy Willis, Jim Moss, Don Hartley, Jimmy Porter and Don Crews. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Mintie Mae White

Mrs. Mintie Mae White, 78, of Crossett died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was a native of Ashley County, a homemaker and a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God.

Survivors include four daughters, Gay and husband Donnie Watt, Ruthie Bardin, Ester White and Kinda and husband Derrick Williams, all of Crossett; two brothers, Adrian McClain of El Dorado and Rufus McClain of Hamburg; eight grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert "Shortie" White; her parents, Rufus and Fannie Mae Pace Burns; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher Chase and Faith Fleming.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, July 4, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bro. Justin Uselton officiating. Pallbearers were Richard E. Watt, Donnie M. Watt, Randall B. Watt, Jimmy B. Bardin, Hubert Bardin and Michael McClain. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Obituaries Published July 16

Frances Stella Bannister

Frances Stella "Frankie" Bannister, 53, of Crossett died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Shumpert Medical Center. Born May 27, 1950, in Oneida, KY to her Charles and Dorscena Reed McQueen, she was an insurance clerk.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Bannister; one son, Patrick W. Bannister of Crossett, one daughter, Julie Woods of Independence, KY; one brother, Steve McQueen of Indiana; two sisters, Della Jayne and Mary Ray, both of Indiana; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 10, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Burial was at Vernon Cemetery in Vernon, IN, under the direction of Pickett Funeral Home of North Vernon, IN.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mary Noel Walton, Memorial Chairman, 1996 Cedar St., Crossett, AR 71653.

Bobby R. Craig

Bobby R. Craig, 70, of Hamburg died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born July 6, 1933, in Hamburg, he was a lifelong resident of the Pine Hill community near Hamburg. He was employed with the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill, retiring in 1981, and was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Randy Craig of El Dorado and Mark Craig of Hamburg; two daughters, Christy Meeks of Hamburg and Shannon Clark of Crossett; his mother, Stella Craig of Hamburg; one brother, Larry Craig of Panama City, FL; one sister, Sybil Jenkins of Hamburg; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Bennie Craig.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Hutsell officiating. Burial was at Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Dakota Meeks, B.J. Colt, Gary Craig, Jarrod Culp and Greg and Jeff Jenkins Honorary pallbearers were Billy Bass, James McClain, Gene and J.B. Stanley and Ralph Langston.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, 805 Ashley 95 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Jay Lindsey Herren

Jay Lindsey Herren, 38, of Lake Village died Sunday, July 13, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 19, 1965, in Dumas, he was a construction sub-contractor and a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Joshua Andrew Herren of Lake Village; his mother, Doreen Herren of Lake Village; father, his Andy Herren of North Little Rock; one brother, Scott Herren and wife Carla of Fort Smith; and three nieces, Brittany, Jordan and Gabrielle. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sidney and Clementine Herren of Portland and Floyd and Della Walker of Sedro Woolery, WA.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Rev. Jody Gannaway officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Joshua Herren Scholarship Fund, Bank of Lake Village, 201 Main St., Lake Village, AR 71653.

Myrtle Louise Hilburn

Myrtle Louise Hilburn, 86, of Crossett died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. A native of Drew County who had lived in Ashley County for the past 34 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal church.

Survivors include one son, Joe Wayne Hilburn of Hamburg; four daughters, Amy Louise Hurst and Darlene Lofton, both of Crossett, Dorthy Faye Clevenger and husband Curtis of Mulberry and Carolyn McLendon and husband David of Huttig; two brothers, Eugene Barry of Monticello and Alvin Berry of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Ella Mae Rodgers of Florida and Verla Bea Peacock of Searcy; and 19 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Cecil Hilburn; her parents, William Franklin and Cottie Dale Johnson Berry; and two brothers, Arzell and Ezell Berry.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. with Rev. Ricky Smith officiating. Burial was at Enon Cemetery in Drew County. Pallbearers were Eugene Clevenger, Allen Clevenger, Gaylon Cessor, Kevin Cessor, Jerry Brumley and Wayne Mosley. Honorary pallbearers were Allen Poorman and Angie Kelly.

James Wendell Morphis

James Wendell Morphis, 62, of Lake Village died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was a retired catfish harvester, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. He was born January 31, 1941, in Oak Grove, LA, the son of J.V. Morphis and Mildred Sanders Morphis. He played in several gospel groups and quartets with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Morphis; three sons, Wayne Morphis and Wade Morphis, both of Lake Village, and Kevin Morphis of Montrose; one daughter, Vickie Edwards of Snyder; his mother, Mildred Morphis of Lake Village; three brothers, Vernoel Morphis of Monticello, Jackie Morphis of Florence and Donny Morphis of Lake Village; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, at 2 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church in Lake Village with Revs. Ronnie Garrett, Warren Finney and Larry Coulter officiating. Burial was at Bayou Mason Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Robert Louis Trotter

Robert Louis Trotter, 67, of Crossett died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at his residence. A native of Bradley County who had lived in Crossett for the past 50 years, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific Tissue Mill and was a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include his wife, Inell Trotter; three sons, LeRon Trotter and wife Renee of DeSota, TX, Jimmy Trotter of Dallas, TX, and Carlton Trotter of Milwaukee, WI; four step-sons, Ollie Jones and wife Donna of Crossett and Arthur Jones and wife Pearl, and Michael Jones and Anthony Jones, all of Bastrop, LA; two daughters, Mae Francis Chasten of Hayward, CA, and Stephanie Radford and husband Quintin of Gurdon; two step-daughters, Phyllis Simon and husband Joseph of Crossett and Anette Jones of Little Rock; one brother, Earnest Trotter of Detroit, MI; two sisters, Charlene Harrison of Crossett and Clorene Bealin of Woodbridge, VA; 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison and Rhoda Rogers Trotter; three brothers and eight sisters.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, at 11 a.m. at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Kenneth Newton, Earnest Newton, Quinmon Trotter, Danny Lowe, Coranda Davis and Michael Jones.

Beverly Wright

Beverly Wright, 48, of Crossett died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at her residence. Born September 7, 1954, in Dermott to Virgil and Emma Lee Toston Coleman, she was a security guard at Georgia-Pacific Plywood and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, John "Big John" Wright; one son, Sirl Wright of Crossett; two stepsons, Tracy Wright and Marcus Daniel; three step-daughters, Tammy Simms, Latarsha Wright and Audrey Wright; her father, Virgil Coleman of Crossett; two brothers, Virgil "Otis" Coleman of Little Rock and Vaughn L. Coleman of Germany; two nieces, Tyisha Johnson of Conway and Nakeshia "Nikkie" Coleman of Crossett; and two grandchildren, Syon James Wright and Camron John Wright. She was preceded in death by a son, Maxamillian Wright; her mother, Emma Lee Coleman; and a sister, Queen Coleman.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at Crossett Municipal Auditorium with Rev. Brisco Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be Friday, July 18, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are to be Cleazell Brown, Perry Johnson, Robert Scates, Marvin Walters, Larry Harris, Curtis Harris and Edgar Johnson Jr. Honorary pallbearers are to be Gordon Kidd, Jessie Wright, Ronald Hubbard, Mark Pounds, Billy Bozeman, Burns Security and the Class of 1972.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mary Noel Walton, Memorial Chairman, 1006 Cedar St., Crossett, AR 71635.

Obituaries Published July 23

Zackary Ryan Adkins

Zackary Ryan Adkins, two months old, died Friday, July 18, 2003. He was born May 12 in Crossett to his parents, Donald and Sabrina Sivils Adkins.

Survivors, other than his parents, include grandparents, Phyllis and Charles Dykes, Joe and Meredith Sivils, Jim Adkins and Tennie Aikens, all of Crossett; great-grandparents, Jo Ann Bailey, Paul and Juanita West and Janice Sivils, all of Crossett, Gwain Sivils of Monticello, Billy Ray and Joy Shaver of Fountain Hill and Donald Spurlock of Hamburg; and a host of other relatives.

Grave side services will be held Wednesday, July 23, at 2 p.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 22, from 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday, July 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Luther T. Burchfield

Luther T. Burchfield, 91, of North Little Rock died Thursday, July 10, 2003, in Little Rock. Born April 29, 1912, in Line, AR. to Luther Lee and Laura Dingler Burchfield, he worked for the federal wardens office of game and fish for 27 years, along with the Arkansas Game and Fish for 10 years. He was a member of Somers Avenue Church of Christ of North Little Rock, a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Burchfield; one step-brother, John McCullar of Springfield, MO; one niece, Annette Hall of Monticello; one nephew, N.L. Kellum of Monticello; and a host of great- nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Jean Burchfield; one sister, Christerlene Kellum; one step-brother, Warren McCullar; and one nephew, Harold R. Kellum.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at Somers Avenue Church of Christ with Oran Burt officiating. Burial was at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home .

Memorials may be made to Somers Avenue Church of Christ, 4801 Somers Ave., North Little Rock, AR 72116.

Richard E. Cameron

Richard E. Cameron, 70, of Bossier City, LA, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at Willis-Knighton Hospital in Bossier City. Born in Crossett to Roy and Josephine Kelley Cameron, he was a member of VFW Post 4588, a Mason and long-time member of the Dixie Hunting Club. He was retired from the United States Air Force and was a retired teacher from Louisiana Technical College.

Survivors include his wife, June Cameron; two daughters, Debbie Shields and husband Tim of Bossier City and Sherry Cameron Smith of Shreveport, LA; five sisters, Edith Scarlett of Crossett, Maxine Chambers of Shreveport, Elizabeth Jackson of Baton Rogue, LA, Leone Burnett of Jacksonville and Earlene Morgan of Hamburg; one brother, Leroy Cameron of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Jack Shields, Candace Cameron and Travis Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a nephew, J.C. Chambers Jr.

Funeral services with military rites were planned for Tuesday, July 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Rose-Neath Bossier Chapel in Bossier City with Bro. Clarence Chism officiating. Burial was to follow at Rocky Mount Cemetery in Ringgold, LA. Pallbearers were to be Ernie Baker, Bobby Conly, Ronnie Conly, Tommy Conly Jr., Gary Cooper and Michael Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were to be Travis Smith, Jack Shields and Ryan Baker.

Jimmy Basil Grubbs

Jimmy Basil Grubbs, 76, of Crossett died Friday, July 18, 2003, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born in Lacey on Feb. 1, 1927, to Ed and Dovie Griffin Grubbs, he was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Crossett. He worked for Georgia Pacific from 1946 to 1989 and retired as superintendent of production scheduling for Georgia Pacific's Tissue Division. He was an U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

After retirement, he and his wife, Mary Alice, opened and operated the Country Gentleman clothing store for 16 years. He was a member of the board of directors of the Crossett Paper Mills Employees Federal Credit Union, a past president and active member of the Crossett Lions Club, a former member of the Ashley County Election Commission, and served on a number of committees of the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Grubbs was an avid baseball fan and coached little league teams for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Grubbs of Crossett; two sons, Burt Grubbs and wife Denise and Robin Grubbs, both of Shreveport, LA; one daughter, Julianne Milner and husband Mike of Conway; and five grandchildren, Brian, Nathan and Kelli Grubbs, and Drew and Lydia Milner.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were John Downey Jones, Pat Cook, Lamar Hodge, Doogie Darling, Kenny Gable, Bill Galbraith, Armel Deal and Lonnie Ray. Honorary pallbearers were members of his Sunday School class. Interment followed services at the Lacey Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Make memorials to World Hunger Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, 701 Main St., Crossett, Ark., 71635

Mr. Walter "Ed" Lanier

Mr. Walter "Ed" Lanier, 81, of Hamburg, born July 6, 1922, in Decatur, AL, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A resident of Hamburg for the past twelve years and a former resident of Thorsby, AL, he was a retired machinist and owned and operated the Tomato Barn south of Hamburg.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War and World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Lanier, in November, 2001; a grandson, Chris Pennington; his parents, J. T. and Dougho Moore Lanier; and two brothers, W.B. and James Lanier.

He is survived by a son, Charles Lanier and wife Sandy of Thorsby, AL; three daughters, Glenda Pennington and husband Butch of Hamburg, Elizabeth Rawls and husband Leon of Monticello and Angie Craig and husband Mark of Hamburg; two sisters, Ruth Dunaway of Jemison, AL, and Pauline Kelley of Decatur, AL; twelve grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 17, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with the Rev. Ben Coulter officiating. Burial followed services at the Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tim Pennington, Tony and Darren Rawls, Jarrod Culp, Darren Birdwell, Henry Bissell, Charles Lanier, B.J. Craig, Michael Douglas and Gary Craig.

Mrs. Jonnie Bedelia Lee

Mrs. Jonnie Bedelia "Miss Tangie" Lee, 94, of Crossett died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Little Rock who lived in Crossett for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors are a great-niece, Norma and husband Ernest Thompson of Crossett and other close relatives Ramona Brazil Sears of New Orleans, LA, and John Wesley Brazil Lewis of Monroe, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Lee; one sister, Eula Camper; and three nephews, Rudolph, Verton and John W. Gibson.

Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Westview Cemetery with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Judy Diane Morris

Judy Diane Morris, 46, of Bastrop, LA, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was the receptionist for 3D Truck and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Eugene Morris Jr.; two sons, Shane Morris and wife Kasey and Nathan Morris of Bastrop; her mother, Margie Livingston of Hamburg; two brothers, Ronnie Livingston and Terry Livingston, both of Hamburg; one grandchild, McKenzie Brooke Morris; her father-in-law, Clarence Morris Sr.; her mother-in-law, Rose Morris; and her grandmother-in-law, Barbara Kinnaird of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her father, F.E. "Gip" Livingston.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 21, at Egypt Baptist Church with Revs. Paul Carter, Vic Carter, Dale Crumby and Roy Craig officiating. Burial was at the Dailey Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop. Pallbearers were Tony Craig, Stan Craig, Mickey Craig, John Craig, Reagen Craig, Jerry Raines, Mike Berry and Travis Berry. Honorary pallbearers were Phillip Craig, Jimmy Don Slaughter, Bobby Rainey, Jeff Rainey, Andy Rainey and James Smith.

Kenneth Redell Pittman

Kenneth Redell Pittman, 36, of Crossett died Wednesday, July 16, 2003. Born June 8, 1967, in Eupora, MS, to Duwayne and Ginger Edwards Pittman, he was a welder in the construction industry and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include his wife, Leigh Ruesewald of Crossett; two sons, William Joseph Ruesewald and Kenton Wayne Pittman, both of Crossett; his parents, Duwayne and Ginger Pittman of Crossett; his grandmother, Ruby Kimbrell of Eupora; one brother, Duwayne Pittman Jr. of Sugarland, TX; one sister, Mackie Lynn Ozment of Sherwood; three nephews, Jack Pittman and Grant Ozment, both of Sugarland, and Triston Lane of North Little Rock; one niece, Sunni Elizabeth Lee of Crossett; and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Dr. William Henry and Rev. Larry White officiating. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Eupora with Rev. Willie Weddle officiating.

Obituaries Published July 30

Charles Milton Edens

Charles Milton Edens, 82, of Crossett died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 24, 1921, in Odell, AR, to Abner and Dora Hamilton Edens, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna, and a granddaughter, Debra Plum.

Survivors include three daughters, Martha Jeanette Sawyer and husband Lindsey, Vanita Jaynell Croswell and husband James "Buddy," and Brenda Sue Chesser and husband Edgar, all of Crossett; one son, James Russell Edens and wife Lori of Hot Springs; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. James Baker officiating.

Ouida Maxine Miller Jordan

Ouida Maxine Miller Jordan, 74, of Crossett died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at the Beverly Health Care of Crossett. A native of Lacey but a resident of Crossett for the past 59 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Grace Fellowship Church.

Survivors are two sons, Clarence Dewayne and wife Peggy Beard of Crossett and David and wife Mary Wright of Warsaw, MO: one daughter, Loretta Jean and husband Leon of Canfield; three brothers, John and wife Barbara Ann Miller of Monticello, Rev. James and wife Mary Miller of Dumas and Rev. Charles and wife Velma Ruth Miller of Crossett; five sisters, Charlene Scogins of Monticello, Lucille Bays of Hamburg, Pat Wisecarver and Reba Fletcher of Crossett, and Gloria Green of Bastrop, LA; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jordan; a daughter, Luecretta M. Wright; her parents, John Henry and Maureese Hackney Miller; one sister, Carolyn Summerford; and two grandsons, Howard Wright and Michael Aulds.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Charles Miller and James Miller officiating. Pallbearers were Enoch Miller, Johnny Miller, Glen Fletcher, Willie Wisecarver, Phillip Wisecarver, and Jimbo Green. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Hill, Eugene Hackney, Adrian Thurman, Doby Thurman, Wink Thurman and Marshall Thurman. Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pierce Leo Meeks

Pierce Leo Meeks, infant son of Blake and Anelle Hill Meeks of Hamburg , died Monday, July 21, 2003 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA.

Survivors in addition to the parents are a brother, Preston Meeks of Hamburg; maternal grandparents, Linda Hill of Hamburg and Doug Hill of Lonoke; paternal grandparents, Randal and Kitty Meeks of Crossett; maternal great-grandparents, Leon and Nellie Tubbs of Hamburg and Ted and Velma Hill of Dumas; and paternal great-grandparents, Jim and Helen Meeks of Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Jessie Roberson and Lucille Rice.

Grave-side services and interment were at 2 p.m., Friday, July 25, at the Egypt Cemetery with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Funeral services were directed by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Kevin Ray Sellers

Kevin Ray Sellers, 38, of Crossett died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 25, 1964, in Dallas, TX, to Earl Dean and Shirley McDuffie Sellers, he was of the Pentecostal faith. Kevin was employed at Georgia Pacific in Crossett as a machine tender for the past twelve years. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman, and was active in all types of sports.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Sellers of Crossett; his mother, Shirley M. Sellers of Crossett; two brothers, Bobby Sellers of Crossett and Mike Sellers and wife Janice of Knoxville, TN; one stepson, Kevin White; and one stepdaughter, Melissa Crouch, both of Crossett; and three stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl D. Sellers.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, in the First United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Larry Hickman officiating. Pallbearers were to be Steve Dodson, Downey Robinson, Bryan Bays, Mike Avery, Rob Griffin and Mike Chisholm. Honorary pallbearers were to be his Georgia-Pacific co-workers. Interment was to follow services at Resthaven Cemetery near El Dorado, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Tillman Kelley

Tillman Kelley, 86, of Crossett died Friday, July 25, 2003, at the Baptist Medical Center. Born April 29, 1917, to Martin and Mary Emma White Kelley in Hamburg, he was an U. S. Army World War II veteran, a retired pipefitter and member of Pipefitters Local #211 in Houston, TX, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett. He was an avid pool player.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice Pruett and husband Gary and Joyce Key and husband David, all of Spring, TX; three grandsons, Michael D. Leach, Bryan J. Pruett and Scott D. Pruett; four great-grandchildren, Jennifer R. Leach, Mariann E. Pruett, Grant J. Pruett and Alexander J. Pruett; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Dodd Kelley.

Grave-side services were at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Rev. Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Leach, Bryan Pruett and Scott Pruett. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Kenneth Dewayne Westerbuhr

Kenneth Dewayne Westerbuhr, infant son of James Michael Westerbuhr, Jr., and Amanda Jo Outlaw of Hermitage, was born and died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado.

Survivors other than the parents are one brother, Franklin Caleb Westerbuhr of Hermitage; maternal grandparents David and Belinda Outlaw of Hermitage; maternal great-grandparents Almer and Joe Ann Outlaw of Warren and Billy Joe and Mary Caine of Hamburg; maternal great-great-grandmother, Agatha Jeffcoat of Lavaca; paternal grandparents James and Nancy Westerbuhr of Warren and paternal great-grandparents Sherman and Edith Groves of Warren.

Grave-side services were at 4 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the Outlaw Cemetery near Sumpter with Rev. David Smith officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

Hattie Mary White

Hattie Mary "Skeeter" White, 86, of Lake Village, formerly of Crossett, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at her residence. Born in Selma in Drew County on July 13, 1917, to Willie M. and Katherine Pearl Peacock Walton, Skeeter, as she was affectionately known by family and friends, was a telephone operator for the Crossett Company and later became a beautician before moving to Lake Village where she continued to work in Ra-Lynn's House of Beauty.

Survivors include one sister, Blanch Willis of Greenville, MS; four nieces, one nephew and several great and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. O. White; her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 28, in the Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Lake Village with Rev. Phillip Payne officiating. The interment service was held at the church immediately following the funeral service. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park in Crossett, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Eric Marl Wilkinson

Eric Marl Williamson, 22, of Beekman, LA, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003. Born January 6, 1981, in Hope, he was a mechanic in the auto industry and a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Logan Allen Wilkinson of Beekman; his parents, Jim and Betty Loyless of Beekman and George and Dee Dee Wilkinson of Jenks, OK; one brother, Allen Wilkinson of Monroe, LA; one sister, Melanie Jo Lowery of Bastrop, LA; two stepbrothers, Jonathan and David Loyless of Beekman; his grandparents, Jean Reed of Meridian, MS, and James "Billy" and Nelle Loyless of Bastrop and Margaret Wilkinson of Greenville, MS. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Clarence Reed and Marl Wilkinson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Crossett with Rev. Phillip Bowles officiating. Pallbearers were Carlton Maxwell, Charles Bennett, Kevin Reed, Michael Reed, Alex Farmer and Nathan Copeland.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry, Downey and Leroy Robinson. Burial followed services at the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Obituaries Published August 6

Shane Lee Carter

Shane Lee Carter, 33, of Bastrop, LA, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at the Cherry Guest Care Center. He was born July 16, 1970, to Henry Carter and Joan Switzer.

Survivors include his parents, Henry and Betty Carter of Crossett and Joan Switzer of Bastrop; his wife, Renea McDaniel Carter; two daughters, Shayla and Shelley, all of Bastrop; two brothers, Kim Carter of Bastrop and Daniel Lyons of the U. S. Marine Corps; one sister, Angela Terrell of Pine Bluff; three nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Judge and Edna Carter and Curtis and Phyllis Harrington, all of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 2, in the Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop with Revs. Rob Jolley and Steve Speer officiating. Pallbearers were Mario Ragusa, Gabriel Jones, Steve Daigle, Keith Caverretta, Kevin Cosby, Glen Haskel, Michael McDaniel and Gerald Porter. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Rose A. Collins

Rose A. Collins 56, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, formerly of Little Rock died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at the Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Rose was born November 3, 1946, in Portland to the late Chester and Mary King.

Survivors include her husband, Thedford Collins of Gaithersburg, Md., formerly of Little Rock; a son, Keith L. Collins Sr. and wife Cynthia of Memphis, TN; a daughter, Terri Collins and fiance' Gary Moses of Springfield, AR; two grandchildren, Sonia and Keith Collins II of Memphis; three sisters, Ruthie King of Seaside, CA, Mary L. Porch, of Little Rock, and Dora D. Robinson and husband Willard of Leavenworth, KS; two brothers, Fred King of Chicago, IL, and James Leroy King of Little Rock; two aunts, Dollie M. Whitley of Little Rock and Teretha Allen of Chicago. She also leaves a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to cherish her memory. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Maggie King Neal and Verlee King Ross; and a brother, Roscoe King.

The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Bethel A.M.E. Church, located at 815 W. 16th in Little Rock. Arrangements were by Ruffin and Jarret Funeral Home of Little Rock.

Lillian Sarah Griffiths

Lillian Sarah Griffiths, 91, of Crossett died Wednesday, July 30, 2003. Born January 26, 1912, in Liverpool, England, she came to the United States in 1930 and lived in New York and Florida before retiring to Crossett.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Tom Wolfe of Crossett; a son, Thomas Griffiths; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A private family memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ashley County Health Foundation, P. O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635.

Daisy Birdell Haynie

Daisy Birdell Haynie, 83, of Crossett died Sunday, August 3, 2003, in Crossett. Born November 23, 1919, in Bolding to Benjamin Wesley and Minnie Calester Dopson Perry, she was a member of Northside Old Line Assembly and enjoyed genealogy.

Survivors include one son, Edgar E. Haynie of Crossett; one daughter, Wanda L. Sisco of Crossett; six grandchildren, Kenny Haynie, Kayla Brown, Kristy Stephenson, Janice Lipscomb, Malissa James and Regina Tully; and nine great-grandchildren, Stan and Ryne Haynie, Michael Lipscomb, Hannah and Lacey Stephenson, Courtney Brown and Justin, Dustin and Jessica James. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar W. Haynie; one son, Alva Ward Haynie; one granddaughter, Rhonda Dianne Sisco; and one sister, Willie Mae Jones.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 4, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Crossett with Revs. Shawn Tully and Jim Taylor officiating. Burial was at Laran Cemetery in Laran, LA.

Pallbearers were Floyd Lott, Thomas Wooten, Wesley Jones, Allen Stephenson, James Sled and Kenny Haynie. Honorary pallbearers were Leroy Lalumandier, Stan Haynie and Ryne Haynie.

Mr. Jerry Harold McCain

Mr. Jerry Harold McCain, 67, of Wilmot, who was born January 12, 1936, in Ashley County, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, in Pearl River, LA. A resident of Wilmot for most of his life, he had lived in Pearl River for the past 14 months. He was a truck driver for Scott Petroleum before retiring in 2002 and was a member of the Millers Chapel United Methodist Church near Wilmot.

Survivors are two sons, Harold McCain of Pearl River and Mark McCain of Crossett; three brothers, J. L. McCain of Hamburg, Thomas McCain of Midland, TX, and Floyd McCain of Wilmot; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Freddie and Rodney McCain; his parents, Fred and Blanche Tubbs McCain; a sister, Estelle McCain; and a brother, Jack Edwards McCain.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3, in the Wilmot United Methodist Church with Rev. Carlos Pitts officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Courson, Loyd Sadler, Jimmy Stanley, Marvin Wallace, Darrell Clifton, Steve Otwell, Bill Johnson, Jr., and Jimbo Johnson, Honorary pallbearers were Charles Harris and Don Jenkins. Burial followed services at the Wilmot Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Margaret Rawls

Margaret Rawls, 65, of Monticello died Monday, July 28, 2003, at the Countrywood Estates in Monticello. Born May 7, 1938, in the Enon community in Drew County to the late David and Helen Tuggle Green, she was retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Monticello.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Rawls, who she married August 15, 1975; two sons, James Chapman and wife Lisa of Sheridan and Edward Chapman and wife Paula of Emmet; a stepson, J. R. Rawls and wife Angie of Greenhill; three daughters, Carol Owens and husband Rickey of Monticello, Mary Harris and husband Bill Tew of Morrilton and Paula Barnett and husband Ritchey of Monticello; one stepdaughter, Brenda Durey and husband Danny of Warren; two brothers, Alvin Green of Pine Bluff and Henry Green of Mountain View; three sisters, Mary Miller of the Enon community, Ruth Lassiter of Leola and Virginia Necessary of Hamburg; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Earl, Robert, James and William Green.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the Stephenson-Dearman chapel in Monticello with Rev. Joe Morphis officiating. Organist was Michelle Morphis and soloist was Kaley Swabb. Pallbearers were Mike Owens, Jon Owens, Jimmy Gibson, Kevin Harris, Jason Harirs and Terrell Chapman. Honorary pallbearers were Justin and Jesse Rawls, Hunter McCain and Benjamin Chapman. Burial was in the Greenhill Cemetery near Wilmar with arrangements by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the First Freewill Baptist Church of Monticello.

Judy C. Rice

Judy C. Rice, 56, loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt, died Tuesday, July 26, 2003, after a lengthy battle with a neurological disease (Multi-System Atrophy). She was born in Portland on October 6, 1946.

Survivors are her father, Carl Rice, Sr.; a daughter Leslie Douthitt and husband Scott; a son, Michael Borland and wife Stephanie; two brothers, Carl Rice, Jr., and wife Peggy and Bill Rice; a granddaughter, Paige Borland; grandsons Jarrett and Braden Douthitt and Jon-Michael Borland; two nieces, Vanessa Otero and Christie Rice; and a nephew Christopher Rice. She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Rice.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, in the Portland Baptist Church.

Obituaries Published August 13

Earnestine King

Earnestine King, 85, of Selma died Thursday, August 7, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born March 27, 1918, in Thebes, the daughter of the late Roddie Alexander Wilkerson and Lela Golden Wilkerson, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Laron King of Selma; one daughter, Marilyn DeFir of Selma; one sister-in-law, Claudia Wilkerson of Alabama; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 9, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village with Rev. Phillip Payne and Rev. Elmer Holiman officiating. Burial was at Tillar Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Letha Manning Mason

Letha Manning Mason, 63, of Tunica, MS died Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at her residence. She was born in Hamburg and was a retired hairdresser.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Felton Wendell Mason; one daughter, Shelia Ann Hulsizer of Jacksonville; one son, Felton Wendell Mason Jr. of Tunica; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 9, at 10 a.m. at Berea Baptist Church in Dundee, MS. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Tunica.

Pallbearers were Raymond Barker, Dorman Roach, A.D. Fuller, Alfred Davis, Wes Schrieder, Nocholas Davis, Robert Stanton and Marty Bailey. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Hailey, Glen White, Tom Bailey, Harvey Ward, James White and Jimmy Sullivan. Memorials may be made to Berea Baptist Church.

Obituaries Published August 20

Rebecca Lee Wimberly Burks

Rebecca Lee "Beck" Wimberly Burks, 76, of Crossett died Sunday, August 10, 2003, at her residence. Born February 26, 1927, in Crossett to Charlie "Bunk" Ester and Leanna Lowe Wimberly, she was a member of Hunters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include her husband, John B. Burks of Crossett; one son, Donny Ray Burks Sr. and wife Debra of Dallas, TX; four daughters, Linda Holyfield, Barbara Edwards and husband Earlie, Elsie Raye Burks and husband J. W. Robinson and Nedra Omolaso; one sister, Jessie B. Martin; a sister-in-law, Ella W. Wimberly, all of Crossett; and a brother-in-law, Admon Burks, Jr. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, John B. Burks, Jr.; a sister, Eula J. Taylor; an infant sister, Zenora Wimberly; and one brother Fred Ester "Shoat" Wimberly.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 16, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Earl Glenn Colquitt officiating. Pallbearers were Waymond Wade, Charles "Hoochie" Bryant, James Martin, Sr., Ray Charles Martin, Sr., Lee Fred Brown and Billy Taylor Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Federson, Jr., Derrick "Pete" Burks, Jefferson Holyfield, Jr., Donny Ray Burks, Jr., Earlie Edwards, J. W. Robinson, Admon Burks, Jr., Woodrow Wilson "Will" Burks, Terrell Wimberly and Rance Haynes.

Burial followed services at the Quinn Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Roy "Trey" Grantham

Mr. Roy "Trey" Grantham, III, 19, of Crossett, was born September 13, 1983 in Flint, Michigan, and died Saturday, August 16, 2003, at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. A resident of Crossett for all of his life, he graduated from Crossett High School in 2002 and was a member of the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved water skiing.

He is survived by his parents, Roy and Martha Ellis Grantham; a sister, Krystal Watt, all of Crossett and his maternal grandparents, Charles and Edith Ellis of Maynard, AR. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Roy Grantham Sr. and Mary McIver.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 19, at the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Donny Dubose officiating. Pallbearers were to be T.J. Watt, Jonathan and Nicholas Brockwell, Kevin Kilcrease, Tim Moody and Josh Jackson with Bobby Curry as honorary pallbearer.

Grave-side services were planned for 6 p.m., Tuesday in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard, AR, under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203.

Fannie Mae Griffen

Fannie Mae Griffen, 71, of Montrose died Thursday, August 14, 2003, at her residence. A native of Portland, she was a homemaker and a member of the Unity Temple Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include seven sons, Willie, Randy and Anthony Griffen of Portland, Donald Griffen of Oakland, CA, Herman Grayson Blake of Houston, TX, Leroy Grayson of Have De Grace, MD, and Victor Grayson of Little Rock; two daughters, Mae Dean Johnson of Lake Village and Martha Gadson of Colorado Springs, CO; three brothers, Moses Watson and Joe Willie Spencer of Little Rock and Pera Henderson of Little Rock; five sisters, Easter Wade and Marie Robinson of Portland, Nettie Dumas and Geneva Dukes of Little Rock and Vera Holmes of Virginia; 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, O. G. Griffen; and her parents, President Rowels and Elizabeth Spencer.

Funeral services were at 12 p.m. Monday, August 18, in the Unity Temple Church of God in Christ with Eld. Johnnie Einfield officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Robinson, Joe Nathan Wells, Max Wells, David Robinson, Robert White and Tony Sanders. Burial followed services at the Portland #2 Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Clyde Scott Lyles

Funeral services for Clyde Scott Lyles, 88, of Bastrop, LA, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in the Golden Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bruce Knight officiating.. Mrs. Lyles died on Sunday, August 10, at Cherry Ridge Guest Care. She was a nurse at Morehouse General Hospital where for many years she gave care and love to thousands of patients including her son Doyle who was paralyzed as a teen. She was born in Hamburg and moved to Bastrop after World War II.

Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Russell of Bastrop; a son, Donald Lyles and wife Sue Bates Lyles of Pharr, Texas; three sisters, Marie Pritchett of Saraland, Ala., Robbie Lee Scott Lonque of Reserve, LA, and Irene Scott Keebler and husband Ed of Lakeside, Calif.; three brothers, J. B. Scott and wife Francis of Baton Rouge, Jimmy Scott and wife Margaret of Saraland, Ala., and Eugene "Buddy" Scott of Deland, Fla.; three grandsons, Jerry Lyles and wife Marty of Ruston, Brad Knight and wife Ginny of Waxhaw, N.C. and Bruce Knight and wife Christiane of Minot, N.D.; a granddaughter, Laura Reagan of Edinburg, Texas; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, David J. Lyles, in 1984; an infant son, David Lyles Jr.; a son, Doyle Lyles in 1993 and a grandson, Brian Knight.

Interment followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery in Hamburg. Pallbearers were Billy Scott, Jerry Scott, Brad Knight, Jerry Lyles, Kregg Roy and Brent Roy.

Mr. George Harold Maxwell

Mr. George Harold Maxwell, 67, of Hermitage, who was born February 14, 1936, in Ashley County, died Sunday, August 17, 2003, at the Bradley County Medical Center in Warren. A resident of Hermitage for the past eleven years and for many years a resident of Hamburg, he was a truck driver for Johnsville Sand and Gravel for the past 14 years, an U. S. Army veteran and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Doris Cassady Maxwell; two sons, Richard A. Maxwell and Charles Maxwell and wife Emma, all of Hermitage; a daughter, Cindy Griever and husband Jimmy of Hamburg; a sister, Florine McLeod of Hamburg; five brothers, Robert, John Henry, Raymond and Hubert Lee Maxwell, all of Hamburg, and Pete Maxwell of Cabot; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Willie Allison Maxwell; a grandson, Joseph Landon Maxwell; and a brother, Wayne Maxwell.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, in the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Revs. Roy Craig and Charles Williams officiating. Pallbearers were to be John Herbert McLeod, Steve Rand, Scotty and Eddie Ferrell, Sonny Rainey and Richard Kelley. Honorary pallbearers were to be the employees of Johnsville Sand and Gravel. Burial was to follow services at the Beech Creek Cemetery, with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Sadie Reynolds Segars

Mrs. Sadie Virginia Reynolds Segars, 84, of Hamburg, who was born March 19, 1919, in Drew County, died Saturday, August 16, 2003, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A resident of Hamburg since 1981 and a former resident of San Diego, CA, she was a homemaker, owned and operated the original Catfish Inn in Hamburg for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, George Edward Segars of Hamburg; two sons, Kenneth Wilson of Dallas, TX, and Bub Wilson of Austin, TX; three daughters, Mary and Dorothy Barnes, both of Demopolis, AL, and Joyce Johnson of Little Rock; a sister, Pearl Golden of Hamburg; 23 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, O. B. Wilson, in 1962; her daughter, Mollie Hargrave; her parents, John and Abbie Fairchild Reynolds; a brother, Bart Reynolds; and two sisters, Velma Hill and Dell Oliver.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Revs. James McDill and Cliff Bernard officiating. Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Revs. James McDill and Cliff Bernard officiating. Pallbearers were to be George Brown, Eugene Brandon, Jimmy Harris, Mark Anthony Rouse, Paul Brooks, Tim Segars and Jimmy Payne with Bobby Bozeman as honorary pallbearer. Burial will follow services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Lois Campbell Simmons

Lois Elizabeth Campbell Simmons, 76, of North Little Rock, died on Thursday, August 14, 2003, after a long and valiant struggle with Parkinson's Disease. She was born in Hamburg on May 16, 1927, descended from pioneer families who settled Ashley County in the early 1800s. Her parents were the late Wesley Clifton Campbell and Adeline Zeke Johnson.

Lois graduated from Hamburg High School in 1945 and was voted "most likely to succeed." She attended Arkansas A & M in Monticello for two years and graduated in 1949 from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway with a B.S. in Education. She attended graduate school at Northeastern University in Tahlequah, OK, in the late 1960s. She taught English for fifteen years at Fourth Street Junior High and Ridgeroad Junior High in North Little Rock and West Junior High in Muskogee, OK. She had a passion for teaching which endured throughout her life.

She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church of North Little Rock and a member of the Triune Class. Her interests included history, genealogy, poetry, literature, quilting, button collecting and nature outings with family and friends. She was the family archivist.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Thomas Harold Simmons of North Little Rock; her son, Michael Campbell Simmons of North Little Rock, a daughter Jennifer Louise Simmons, son-in-law Michael A. Dunn and granddaughter Lauren Elizabeth Dunn, all of Houston, TX, and daughter Janice Ann Simmons of North Little Rock; a sister, Julia Louise Tyson of Hamburg; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bruin Louis Campbell.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, in the First United Methodist Church, 6701 J. F. K. Blvd., North Little Rock. Burial was to follow services at 4:30 p m. at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Triune Class at First United Methodist Church of North Little Rock.

Obituaries Published August 27

Staci Fletcher Adkins

Staci Fletcher Adkins, 21, of Crossett died Wednesday, August 20, 2003. Born to Robert and Carol Watt Fletcher on September 17, 1981, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA, she was a member of First Assembly of God in Crossett. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Cecil Fletcher.

Survivors include her husband, Rob Allen Adkins of Crossett; one daughter, Hope Dayli Adkins; her parents, Robert and Carol Fletcher of Crossett; one sister, Robin LaCaze of Hamburg; and her grandparents, Ed and Marbeth Watt and Reba Fletcher, all of Crossett.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 22, at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Norman Riordan and Bruce Culp officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were Stan White, Jason Culp, Matthew Culp, Eugene Barnett, James Woods and Heath Bays. Honorary pallbearers were Georgeanna Cossey, Bethany Wassom, Amanda Meeks, Amy Burnett and Robin LaCaze.

Doris Eloise Clark

Doris Eloise Clark, 80, of Crossett died Friday, August 22, 2003, at the North Monroe, LA, Medical Center. Born November 25, 1922, in Hamburg to Preston and Mallie Howell Bonds, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Phillip Clark and wife Terri Lynn of Bastrop, LA, and Ricky Clark of Little Rock; two brothers, Travis Bonds of Morrilton and Bobby Bonds of Texarkana; one sister, Nina Cummings of Haynesville, LA; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Clark; and two sons, Shelby and Joseph Clark.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, August 25, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Revs. Jimmie Lewis and Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were Scott Clark, Stanley Robinson, Homer Courson, Tim Ballard, Phil Clark and Ricky Clark. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Lois Jean Harrington

Lois Jean Harrington, 61, of Crossett died Monday, August 11, 2003, at her home. A native of Crossett and a resident of Monroe, LA, for 38 years before moving back to Crossett, she was retired from Bancroft Bag Co. and was a member of the Second Baptist Church on Highway 169 South.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra and husband David Pepper; her mother, Bernice Parrott; one brother, Charlie and wife Pat Parrott; one sister, Belva and husband William Pamplin, all of Crossett; and two grandchildren Mikki and Matthew Pepper. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Parker.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, in the Second Baptist Church with Rev. Clay Courson officiating. Pallbearers were Keith, James and Robbie Harrington and Josh, Mark and Chuck Parrott. John and Talbort Surratt and Wallace Beck were honorary pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home.

Marion Jasay

Marion Jasay, 79, of Lake Village died Sunday, August 23, 2003, at his home. He was a retired carpenter and contractor, an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Lake Village Baptist Church. He was born July 12, 1924, in Parkdale to the late Louis Jasay and Minnie Dunham Jasay.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Jasay of Lake Village; two sons, Ricky Jasay of McGehee and Johnathan Jasay of Kokomo, IN; two daughters, Lauran Emerson of Dermott and Kelly Jasay of Reelsville, IN; a brother, Willie Jasay of Monticello; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 26, in the Lake Village Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Bell officiating. Pallbearers were to be Michael Jasay, Gary Matthews, Alton Franklin, Jerry Seamans, Roy Wetzler and David Long. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of his Sunday School class at the church. Burial was to follow services at the Jennie Cemetery with arrangements by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

Mr. Marion Edward McClain

Mr. Marion Edward "Bronco" McClain, 56, of Jennings, FL, born January 1, 1947 in Crossett, died Saturday, August 23, 2003, at the Trinity Hospital in Jasper, Florida. He was a former resident of Bastrop, LA, and sold, fixed and installed CB Radios and served in the National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alphis and Florine Stewart McClain.

He is survived by a son, Barrett Clark of Bastrop, LA; five daughters, Lorie Lundy and husband Ben of Brandon, MS, Mary Lynn McClain and husband Wayne Oliver of Nashville, TN, Vicki Wroten and husband Shane of Monroe, LA, Nicole Griffin and husband Lee of Lake Park, GA, and Tara McClain of Monroe, LA; his companion, Lacey Wells of Jennings, FL; a sister, Francis Bourgeois of Bossier City, LA; four brothers, R.W. "Rufus" McClain of Monroe, LA, Alphis McClain of Winnsboro, LA, David McClain of Haughton, LA, and Danny McClain of Anchorage, Alaska; his grandchildren, Brittany & Marley Whittington, Blair Lundy, all of Brandon, MS, Stormy Wroten of Monroe, LA., Cole McClain of Lake Park, GA, and Mary Taylor Oliver of Nashville, TN and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grave-side services will be 4 p.m., Thursday, August 28, in the Egypt Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Crumby officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Hartshorn Funeral Home, Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Living Legacy Partnership, P.O. Box 409410, Atlanta, Georgia 30384-9410.

Ella Mae Mitchell

Ella Mae Mitchell, 77, of Wilmot died Sunday, August 17, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Wilmot, she was a retired cook and a member of the Union Baptist Church in Wilmot.

Survivors include two sons, Mack and wife Daisy Mitchell of La Puente, CA, and Edgar, Jr., and wife Sharon Mitchell of Los Angeles, CA; one daughter, Ruby Blakey of Louisville, KY; two brothers, Leon Whaley of Crossett and James Whaley of Monroe, LA; two sisters, Selena Coleman of Crossett and Clementine Baily of Gallion, LA; eight grandchildren and 16 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Mitchell; her parents, Doss and Carolyn Bell Whaley; four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 23, in the Union Baptist Church with Rev. Mack Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers were Charlie Howard, Larry Sherrer, Leron Lindsey, Frankie Johnson, Bobby McCullan and Kerry Keys. Honorary pallbearers were Dislynio Mitchell, Carlos Blakey, Anthony Mitchell and Reggie Mitchell. Burial followed services at the Wonner Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Obituaries Published September 3

Patricia Akins

Patricia Akins, 40, of Portland died Sunday, August 24, 2003. She was the widow of Jimmy Akins.

Survivors include her parents, C.B. and Lucille Bonton; two daughters, Janay and Nadia; three step-sons, Jimmy Jr., Johnny and Steven; five brothers, Stanley, Tony, Ray, Carl and Jovonda; two sisters, Brenda and Ginger.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 30, at noon at No. 2 Baptist Church in Portland under the direction of Watson-Northcrest Funeral Home of North Little Rock.

Jeannie Annette Barnett

Jeannie Annette Barnett, 59, of Crossett died Friday, August 29, 2003, at her residence. Born September 18, 1943, in Huttig to the late Joe H. and Erby Cummings Taylor, she retired as a loan officer from Crossett Paper Mill Federal Employees Credit Union after 18 years of service. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herman Barnett.

Survivors include her husband, Tony Barnett; two daughters, Pam and husband Bobby Bryan and Kim and husband Jason Roberts, all of Crossett; one brother, Jimmy Cummings of Houston, TX; two sisters, Jackie Morgan of Crossett and Terry Amason of El Dorado; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 31, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Revs. Robin Allen and Kenneth Blackwell officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery.

Mr. Herman Mormon, Sr.

Mr. Herman Mormon, Sr., 82, of Hamburg, who was born October 8, 1920, in Ashley County, died Monday, August 25, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley County, he was a retired farmer and truck driver, a member of the Gardner Baptist Church and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include a son, Herman Mormon, Jr., and wife Betty of Hamburg; a daughter, Claudia Murphy and husband Jimbo of Bastrop, LA; two sisters, Francis Dura of East Aurora, NY, and Bessie Pierce of Hamburg; four grandchildren, Margaret Ann Langston and husband Kevin, Michael Mormon and wife Danna, Matthew Mormon and wife Annie and James Aaron Murphy; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalee Bonner Mormon in August, 2002; a great-granddaughter, Angel Grace Mormon; his parents, Jeff and Fannie Coulter Mormon; and three brothers, Guy, Jack and Robert Mormon.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 28, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Matthew and Michael Mormon, Kevin Langston, James Aaron and Jimbo Murphy and Mack Milner. Burial followed services at the Cleveland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207.

Obituaries Published September 10

Ralph N. Baker

Funeral services for Mr. Ralph N. Baker, 76, of West Monroe, LA, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 7, in White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe with Bro. Bill Smith officiating. Mr. Baker died Friday, September 5, 2003, in the Glenwood Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the White's Ferry Road Church of Christ, a Rotarian, and owner and operator of Piggly Wiggley stores.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Alyene Baker of West Monroe; one daughter, Paula Baker and husband Bill of Atlanta, GA; one daughter-in-law, Linda Baker of Augusta, GA; three grandchildren, Tiffany Murdoch and husband Tim, Josh Baker and Stefani Baker; two sisters, Berniece White and Marianna Mears; and a special friend, Madga Cabrera of Corpus Christi, TX. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Dennis Baker.

Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Owens Memorial Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Memorials may be made to World Radio, 3201 North Seventh, West Monroe, LA 71291.

Gerald Dewayne Cobbs

Gerald Dewayne Cobbs, 43, of Phoenix, AZ, died Sunday, August 24, 2003, in Phoenix. He was a native of Crossett but had resided in Phoenix for the past two years.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn King Cobbs of Tacoma, WA; one daughter, Michele Cobbs of Evansville, IN; two brothers, Charles Cobbs of Pine Bluff and Henry Hodges of Pomona, CA; one daughter, Michile Cobbs; and one sister, Dorothy Coleman of Monrovia, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Modell and Ruby Davenport Cobbs; one brother, Ervin Hodges; and one sister, Betty Nell Harris.

A memorial service was held Saturday, September 6, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. B.J. Jackson officiating. Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Emma Crawford

Mary Emma Crawford, 92, of Crossett died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003. Born May 25, 1911, to Wyatt and Carrie Emmett Rawls Gulledge in Rawls, Mrs. Crawford was a member of First Baptist Church in Crossett and a retired principal of Anderson Elementary School.

Survivors include one son, Hubert C. Riley and wife Nancy of Sterlington, LA.; one daughter, Beth Morgan of Los Angeles, CA; one sister, Lilla Chesser of Crossett; four grandchildren, Kim Riley Linam of Fort Smith, Kathy Riley of Little Rock, Greg Riley of Fort Smith, and Merritt Morgan of Los Angeles, CA; and four greatgrandchildren, Meredith Linam, Kirk Linam, Emma Riley and Eryn Riley all of Fort Smith.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jimmie Lewis and Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were Harrold Glen, Mike, David and Michael Young, Dickie Gulledge and Edgar Chesser. Interment followed services at the Rawls Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Jackson Eugene Dye Sr.

Jackson Eugene Dye Sr., 72, of Crossett died Thursday, September 4, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Parkdale, he had lived in Crossett for the past 22 years and was had lived in California for 23 years. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Main Street in Crossett.

Survivors include two sons, Jackson Dye Jr. of Mablevale and Roger Dale Gnotta of Anaheim, CA; one daughter, Linda Robinson of Malvern, AR; two brothers, David Dye of Crossett and Johnny Dye of Russellville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Reed and Claudia Levelle Doss Dye; and one sister, Ellawease Hall.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 6, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bro. Claude Baggett officiating. Burial was at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were David Phillips, Jimmy Courson, Robbie Robinson, Raymond Dye, Clayton Anderson and Lance Coombs.

Mary Lucille Cossey Pack

Mary Lucille Cossey Pack, 87, of Kilbourne, LA, formerly of Wilmot, died Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at her residence. She was born June 30, 1916, to John and Allice Cossey. She was a homemaker and a member of Maranatha Assembly of God in Wilmot.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Pack and wife Donna of Jerusalem, and Troy Pack and wife Donna of Monticello; two daughters, Vaunda Pack Martar and husband Gene of Kilbourne, and Diana Pack Hammond and husband Stevie of Portland; two brothers, Henry Cossey and Ray Cossey, both of Hamburg; one sister, Ruby Curtis of Crossett; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Pack; one grandson, Byron Martar; and six brothers.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 5, at 2 p.m. at Maranatha Assembly of God with Rev. Randall Eddlemon officiating. Burial was at Bell Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village. Memorials may be made to Northeast Louisiana Hospice, 206 McMillan Road, Suite A, West Monroe, LA 71291, or Maranatha Assembly of God, c/o Lana Weatherly, 1879 Highway 52 East, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Pedro Palomares

Pedro Palomares, 32, of Hamburg died Thursday, September 4, 2003, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Born November 20, 1971, in Zacapu, Michoacan, Mexico, he was a resident of Hamburg for the past four years, a farm laborer and a member of the Apostolic Church in Mexico.

Survivors include his wife, Marilu Rodriguez Palomares; one son, Jairo Palomares; two daughters, Ruby and Nelibeth Palomares; his parents, Pedro and Fidelina Torres Palomares, all of Zacapu, Mexico; seven brothers, Ramon, Rodrigo, Raul and Gustobo Palomares, all of Hamburg, and Antonio, Arturo and Esequiel Palomares, all of Zacapu, Mexico; and three sisters, Marie Rebecca, Marie Isabel and Marie Fidelina Palomares, all of Zacapu, Mexico.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 10, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg with Father Pius Iwuchukwu officiating. Burial will be at Las Canoas Cemetery in Las Canoas, Mexico, Monday, September 15.

Paul Wilburn West

Paul Wilburn West, 71, of Crossett died Friday, September 5, 2003. Born November 16, 1931, to Troy F. and Mattie Hayes West in Caddo Gap, he was a retired Georgia-Pacific mechanic, a member of the IAM local union, a board member of Ashley County Sheltered Workshop and a member of First Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Juanita Taylor West; one son, Charles Lee West of Crossett; one daughter, Phyllis Dukes and husband Charles of Crossett; one brother, Jimmy West of Caddo Gap; and three grandchildren, Sabrina Sivils, Josh Sivils and Brandi Wright.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Zackary Ryan Adkins.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 8, at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God with Rev. Norman Riordan officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were Brian Bays, Mike Avery, Cecil Walthal, Charles Dykes, Josh Walthal, Mickey Noble, Joe Sivils and James Outlaw. Honorary pallbearers were James Bays, Conrad Pennington, Gail Bunn, Doyle Sivils, Bobby Saunders, Perry Kelley and Wayne Jackson.

Obituaries Published September 17

Edward L. Chavis

Edward L. Chavis, 81, of Hamburg died of Lou Gehrig's Disease Thursday, September 11, 2003, at his residence. Born April 14, 1922, in Ashley County, he was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a retired mechanic and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member and deacon of Prairie Grove Baptist Church and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include one son, Roger Chavis of Hamburg; three daughters, Yvonne Thornhill of Lufkin, TX, and Janice Lloyd and Lucille Williams, both of Hamburg; two step-sons, Charles Chadwick of Ashdown and Bobby Chadwick of Idabel, OK; 12 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wives, Betty Chadwick Chavis and Ida Pearson Chavis; two sons, Charles Conley and James Edward Chavis; his parents, Edward and Emily Carpenter Chavis; and two sisters, Nettie Lankford Atkinson and Lela Mae Heckford.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 13, at 11 a.m. at Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Lawrence Amos and Rev. Jimmy Bates officiating. Burial was at Prairie Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Steven and Terry Thornhill, Allen, Dale and Timothy Chavis, Wade Pennington, Conley Williams and Brandon Lloyd. Honorary pallbearers were Willard Clampit, Witt and Lee Thornhill, Gerald Martin and Johnny Knight.

Memorials may be made to Prairie Grove Baptist Church, c/o Gloria Bowden, 261 Bowden Loop Rd., Monticello, AR 71655.

Mr. George Andrew Collier

Mr. George Andrew Collier, 60, of Hamburg, who was born December 5, 1942, in Ashley County, died Saturday, September 13, 2003. at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a truck driver for almost forty years and attended the Judson Missionary Baptist Church. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was preceded in death by his father, Herman Collier, in 1994.

He is survived by his wife of over 42 years, Joe Ann Chappell Collier of Hamburg; a son, Allen Dewayne Collier and wife Joyce of Crossett; a daughter, Freda Tanksley and husband Billy; his mother, Frances Deora Godwin Collier, a brother, Billy Collier; a sister, Earlene Livingston, all of Hamburg; and five grandchildren, Brandon and Katrina Collier, Andy, Heather and Renae Tanksley.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, September 15, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Ricky Pack and Orville Clark officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Evans, Bobby Livingston, Jr., R. Michael Riley, Robert Harold Wesson, John David Aiken and Ray Wesson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Fountain Hill High School class of 1960. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines Street, Monticello, Arkansas 71655.

Rozell Duckworth

Rozell Duckworth, 66, of Crossett died Sunday, September 7, 2003, at North Monroe Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A native of Longview who had resided in Crossett for the past 50 years, she was retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood ill and was a member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include four brothers, Amos Miller of Crossett, Clinton Miller of Compton, CAm and Raymond and LeMorris Miller, both of Toledo, OH; and six sisters, Marie Daniels and Helen Fisher, both of Fountain Hill, Geneva Tribbett of Toledo, Claudell Goree of Crossett, Sarah Collins of Detroit, MI and Annie Mack Curtis of Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon "Pete" Duckworth; her parents, Virgie Lee and Verta Martin Miller; two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 12, at 1 p.m. at Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. A.L. Owens officiating. Burial was at Quinn Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers were Johnny Fisher, Toney Goree, Daryle Daniels, Vernon Fisher Sr., Eric Woods and Charlie Miller. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Duckworth, Lee Simpson, Willie Ed Griffin, Warren Griffin, John Griffin and Spencer Griffin.

Nova Dee Ferguson

Nova Dee Ferguson, 82, of Crossett died Saturday, September 6, 2003, at a Houston, TX hospital. Born June 24, 1921, to Thomas and Ecie Smith Vail, she was well known for her flower arranging, home decor, gardening and sewing abilities. After the death of her husband, Thurl Ferguson, she moved to Plano, TX in 1993, where she resided until her death.

Survivors include two daughters, Merilann and husband Tom Noble of Plano and Fran and husband Al Hempen of Alexandria, LA; one sister, Winnie Zeagler of Grayson, LA; six grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 12, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with John Way officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Tom Noble II, Mike Hempen, Mark Hempen, Bucky Hempen, David Andreone and Todd Rohrs.

Noble Troy Harris

Noble Troy "Buck" Harris, 83, of Crossett died Saturday, September 13, 2003. Born January 12, 1920, to Troy David and Annie Matury Farris Harris, he was a retired construction millwright, an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Dickerson Harris; one son, Dickey Harris, three sisters, Carla Wilson, Agnes Jackson and Willie Joyce Doss; three grandchildren, Jackie Sanders, Shelley Gillium and Jessica Wooten, all of Crossett; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Opal Boney, Lorraine Holland, Bernice Atkins and Velma McNeely; and one son, James Harold Harris.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 15, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Burial was at Hickory Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Wade Rice, Nathan Wooten, Glen Sanders, Jimmy Don Gillium, Gerald Kelley and Chester Kelley. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Sivils, J.B. Kelley, Rex Dodson, Carl "Shorty" Miller and Phil Kelley.

Elvie Bernice Hill

Elvie Bernice Hill, 62, of Lake Village died Monday, September 8, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A homemaker and member of Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church, she was born December 23, 1940, in Montrose, the daughter of the late Arvel Willis Strickland and Chevie Cotton Strickland.

Survivors include her husband, Russell Hill; four sons, Rusty Hill, Shannon Hill and Christopher Hill, all of Lake Village, and Barry Hill of Monticello; two brothers, B.W. Strickland of McGehee and Robert Strickland of Lake Village; seven grandchildren, Crystal Ann Purvis, Jamie Bernice Hill, James Robin Hill, Ethan Cole Hill, Jonathan Colby Hill, Kaitlin Marie Hill and Daniel Russell Hill; and one greatgrandson, Ian Bradley Purvis.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 10, at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Assembly of God with Rev. Bob Davis and Rev. Phillip Payne officiating. Burial was at Trafalgar Cemetery near Snyder with arrangements by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Doris Eugenia May Jenkins

Doris Eugenia May Jenkins, 79, of Crossett died Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at Baptist Health in North Little Rock. Born August 1, 1924, to William Charlie and Oral Boone May in Mississippi, she was a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Dale Hancock of Greenbrier; one sister, Louise Noble of Crossett; and one granddaughter, Lori Michelle Hancock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Jenkins; two brothers, Roy May and C.G. May; and one sister, Lula Hancock.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 13, at 10 a.m. at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Hearron officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were Dale Reynolds, Bob Murphy Jr., Mike Watson, Randy Townly, Greg Murphy and Glen Allen Jenkins.

Hattie Maelee Jones

Hattie Maelee Jones, 101, of Montrose died Monday, September 8, 2003, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. She was a native of Monticello, a homemaker and a member of Portland No. 2 Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, L.V. Harrell of Monticello and Jimmy Harrell of Dumas; one daughter, Annie Mae Ridgell of Kansas City, KS; 18 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 85 great-great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Jones; one daughter, Alice Harrell; three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, September 16, at 1 p.m. at Green Mount Baptist Church in Coleman with Rev. Johnny Lee Simpson officiating. Burial was to follow at Green Mount Cemetery in Coleman under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Nathan Nolen, Terry Nolen, Arthur Jones, Larry Ridgell, Marcus Simpson and Jesse Mitchell Jr.

Alice Johnson Neal

Alice Johnson Neal, 95, of Crossett died Sunday, September 14, 2003. Born on July 6, 1908, to J. B. and Jennie Manning Johnson in Ashley County, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett where she was a member of the Harmony Sunday School Class. A retired nurse for the Department of Human Services, Mrs. Neal was preceded in death by her husband, M. B. Neal.

Survivors include one nephew, James Edward Stratton of Kenton, TN; one niece, Ruth Emerson of Little Rock; three great-nephews, Stephen, Michael and Vann Stratton; two great-nieces, Glenda Smith and Shane Stratton; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry White officiating. Burial will follow services at the Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, at the funeral home.

Shirley Mae Carter Rickman

Shirley Mae Carter Rickman, 68, of Crossett died Sunday, September 14, 2003, at her residence. Born June 29, 1936, in Crossett to Forrest Lawton and Emily Neomi Croswell Carter, she was a charter member of North Crossett First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Lexie Rickman Sr.; two sons, Charles Lexie Rickman Jr. and wife Ann and Ronald Edward Rickman and wife Cathy; one daughter, Dianne Rickman Mercer and husband James, all of Crossett; three brothers, Leslie Willard Carter, Thomas R. Carter and Bobby Pilgrim, all of Crossett; six grandchildren, Ricky Lawton Mercer, Trisha Shaffer, James Chad Mercer, Shane Rickman, Adam Rickman and Anna Michel Rickman; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, September 16, at 4 p.m. at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Revs. Robin Allen and Brad Elrod officiating. Burial was to follow services at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were to be Roy Donald Haynes, Charles Barnett, Joseph Jenkins, Carrol Parker, Denon Cagle and Chester Anders. Memorials may be made to North Crossett First Baptist Church Building Fund, 422 West Church St., Crossett, Ar 71635.

Aaron Mark Slayter

Aaron Mark Slayter, 34, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 9, 2003. Born January 15, 1969, to Walter and Elizabeth Woods Slayter in Baton Rouge, LA, he was a member of First United Pentecostal Church and was employed as a forklift operator at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill.

Survivors include his parents, Walter and Elizabeth Slayter; two brothers, Joel Slayter and wife Amy and Russell Slayter, all of Crossett; his grandparents, Morris and Ruby Nash of Smackover; and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 12, at 1 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Larry Hickman and Rev. Joel Slayter officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in El Dorado under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Randy Smith, Rick Pruitt, George Pruitt, Rodney Pruitt, Barry White, Freddy Hipp, Kevin Curran and Allan Lemley. Honorary pallbearers were Hank Wedgeworth, James Wedgeworth, Jody Wayne, T.C. Ingram and James Phifer.

Alvin Stinson Trice

Alvin Stinson Trice, 80, of Crossett, formerly of Kevil, KY, died Sunday, September 14, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 17, 1923, to Eddie Lee and Annie Jett Trice, he was an U.S. Army veteran, an employee of Modine Manufacturing in Paducah, KY, and a security guard for Advance Security at WestVACo. in Wickliffe, KY. He was a member of Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Gage, KY.

Survivors include one daughter, Felicia Dickey of Crossett; one son, Rickie Trice of Kevil; one sister, Lita June Crain of Fairfield Glade, TN; and four grandchildren, Benji Trice of Princeton, KY, Brandy Trice of Kevil and Zach and Keena Dickey of Crossett.

Grave side services were to be held Tuesday, September16, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Gage with Rev. Paul Tucker officiating. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett was in charge of arrangements.

Eddis L. Tucker

Eddis L. Tucker, 72, of Crossett died Sunday, September 14, 2003, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Born on February 5, 1931, to Festus and Mattie Lee Hillman Childress in Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include her husband, James Tucker of Crossett; two sons, James Edward Tucker of Crossett and Billy Ray Tucker of Marion, LA; one brother, I. V. Childresss; and one sister, Cora Jones of Crossett.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, in the Ryles Chapel Church with Rev. Jesse Radford officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Ryles Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 17, from 8 a.m until 12 noon at the funeral home.

Lonnie Carl Woods

Lonnie Carl "L.C." Woods, 73, of Crossett died Saturday, September 13, 2003, at his residence. A native of Mer Rouge, LA, he was a retired log truck driver.

Survivors include three sons, Lonnie C. Woods Jr. and Greg Woods, both of Crossett, and Ronnie Woods of Lake Village; two daughters, Sheila Tate and Sandy Mack, both of Crossett; two brothers, J.P. Woods and Alfred "Goodie" Woods, both of Crossett; one sister, Helen Robinson of Monroe, LA; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Mae Woods; his parents, James and Beatrice Moore Woods; one brother, James Woods Jr.; and one sister, Jo Ann Summerland.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 19, at 1 p.m. at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Bishop Alfonso Madden officiating. Burial will be at Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers are to be William Scates, Robert Scates, Kenny Russell, James Webb, Melvin Nalls Jr. and Rance Haynes.

Obituaries Published September 24

Ruby Adrian Bennett

Ruby Adrian Bennett, 46, of Hamburg died Saturday, September 13, 2003, at the St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Anthony Singleton of Arlet, TX, Timothy Bennett of Hamburg and Tyrone Bennett of Monticello; two daughters, Latisha Johnson of Conway and Adrianne Bennett of Hamburg; five brothers, Willie "Bo Pete" Shaw and Y. T. "Butch" Singleton of Little Rock, Curtis Howard of Hamburg, Charles Singleton of Tucker and John Howard of St. Paul, NC; five sisters, Mary Dean Poole of Detroit, MI, Eva Barnett of Baton Rouge, LA, Sarah Ann Singleton of Little Rock, Leontyne Howard of Pomona, CA, and Denise Hipp of New Orleans, LA; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Y. T. Greene and Mildred Howard Davis; one brother, Timothy Barnett; and one sister, Mildred Singleton.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were George Howard, Jr., John Ware, Thurman Morris, Lonnie Walker, Curtis Tollier and Lawrence Booker. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Charles Bing

Mr. Charles Bing, 78, of Jones, LA, who was born November 28, 1924 in Water Valley, MS, died Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at his residence. A resident of Jones for the past 26 years and a former resident of Wilmot, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the First Baptist Church in Collinston, LA. He was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by three daughters, Faye Bing of Sterlington, LA., Vivian "V" Jeffers and husband Carl of Portland and Marilyn Harvey and husband Cecil of Wilmot; a sister, Margie Gill of Oxford, MS; two grandsons, three granddaughters and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Merle Bing, in January of this year; his parents, Wiley and Henrietta Reed Bing and an infant sister, Ila Faye Hayles.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 18, in the Wilmot Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Wright and Bobby O'Fallon officiating. Burial followed services in the Wilmot Cemetery under the direction of JonesHartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Carl Jeffers, James R. Sims, Billy Bell, Robert Sims, Frank Edward Gill Jr. and Bobby LaCaze. Memorials may be made to Gideons International., P.O. Box 83, Crossett, Arkansas 71635 or to a local humane society.

Madge Elizabeth Callins

Madge Elizabeth Callins, 79, of Hamburg died Saturday, September 20, 2003, at her residence. A native of Fountain Hill who had resided in Hamburg for the past 50 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas Jones of Crossett, Joel Pete Swain of Lansing, MI and Terry Callins of Dallas, TX; three daughters, Mary "Dinky" Penerman and Marva "Tiny" Snow, both of St. Louis, MO, and Juanita Henderson of Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Martield Miller of Fountain Hill and Mary Jones of Los Angeles, CA; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Callins; one daughter, Ella Mae Swain Lanen; her parents, Rev. Thomas and Mattie Smith Daniels; and one brother, Ellie Hugh Blanks.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 25, at 2 p.m. at Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Gwain Hammock officiating. Burial will be at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Visitation will be at Cromwell Funeral Home Wednesday, September 24, from 6-7 p.m.

Pallbearers are to be Greg Swain, Tony Jones, Jamie Pritchard, Rodney Henderson, Jamal Stuke, Ronald Jones, Lonnie Blanks and Samyel Brown. Honorary pallbearers are to be stewards and trustees of Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church.

Mrs. Margaret L. Hill

Mrs. Margaret L. Hill, 60, of Hamburg, born April 26, 1943 in Chicot County, died Sunday, September 21, 2003, at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, Louisiana. She was a resident of Hamburg for most of her life and retired this year from the Department of Human Services after 24 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Gale Hill of Hamburg; three daughters, Tami Byers of El Dorado, Dana Calloway and husband Todd and Leslie Hodge and husband Steven, all of Hamburg; a special aunt, Margaret Smith of Hamburg and three grandchildren, Conner and Kelbe Calloway and Kolten Hodge. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Colby Calloway; her parents, Arville and Christine Biggs Carpenter; and her brother, Douglas Carpenter.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, in the JonesHartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers were to be David White, Robert Maxwell, John Hodge, Dean Hill, Jim Rush, Billy Keith McDonald, Pat Fitts and David Johnston. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 or the Colby Calloway Memorial Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, Arkansas 71646.

Joyce Amanda Jones

Joyce Amanda Jones, 45, of Crossett died Saturday, September 20, 2003. Born February 10, 1958, in San Diego, CA, the daughter of Wesley Van Burson and Flora Lavina Hoover Jones, she was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include her mother, Flora Hoover Binns of Hamburg; two sisters, Jean Sellers and Eva Forman, both of Crossett; and four brothers, Clyde Jones, Cleon Jones and Clifton Jones, all of Ashdown; and Alvin Jones of Saratoga.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, September 23, at 10 a.m. at First United Pentecostal Church in North Crossett with Rev. Larry Hickman officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Tyro Cemetery in Lincoln County under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were to be Dennis Barnett, Dale Barnett, Alan Autry, John Welch, Jesse Martin and Danny Jones. Honorary pallbearers were to be Wayne Barnett, Chris Barnett, Brandon Barnett, Bubba Edens, Chris Bronson, John Jones, Joshua Autry and Michael Forman.

Alfreda Fowler Long

Alfreda Fowler Long, 68, of Dermott died Sunday, September 21, 2003. She was born April 6, 1935, in Dermott to the late Robert and Rose Fowler and was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Dermott.

Survivors include four daughters, Sandra Barfield of Hamburg, Janet Frazier of Decatur, AL, Diane Divine of Dermott and Missy Stough of Monticello; two sisters, Thelma Pugsley of Niles, IL, and Barbara Greenway of Jerome; one brother, Jimmy Don Fowler of Sheridan; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one step-great-granddaughter and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Long.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village with Rev. Jody Gannaway officiating. Burial was scheduled at Dermott Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Monticello.

Mrs. Feddie Murphy

Mrs. Feddie Amos Murphy, 92, of Hamburg, who was born March 6, 1911 in Ashley County, died Thursday, September 18, 2003, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a homemaker and worked at the Sammie's Restaurant in Hamburg for many years. She was a member of the Judson Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Bernice Cunningham; five sons, Ed Murphy, both of Hamburg, Harold Murphy of West Monroe, LA,, Billy Faye Murphy of Hamburg, Jerry Murphy of Albany, GA, and Doyle Murphy of Bastrop; two brothers, Bros. Lawrence Amos and Lane Amos and a sister, Helen Rudolph Knight, all of Hamburg; 23 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Buck Murphy in 1962; three sons, Robert Dennis in 1950, James Edward (Dick) in 1977 and W.E. (Hoss) Murphy in 2002; a soninlaw, Billy Word in 1981; her parents, Willie and Fannie Woods Amos and two sisters, Lena Findley and Hildred Livingston.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 20, in the JonesHartshorn Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Burial followed services at the Dailey Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael, Bob, Buck, John, Dennis, Butch, Buddy and Scott Murphy and Billy C. Word. Honorary pallbearers were Robbie, Steve, David and Keith Cunningham and Roy Murphy.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Heart Hospital, 1701 South Shackelford, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211.

Hattie Mae Yates

Hattie Mae Yates, 72, of Kansas City, KS, formerly of Eudora, died Sunday, September 14, 2003, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City. She was a native of Eudora and had resided in Kansas City for the past three months. She was a retired housekeeper and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Christopher Smith of Canton, MS; one daughter, Aretha Griffin of Eudora; six brothers, Johnny Lee and Alfreddie Warren, both of Eudora, and A.R., R.T., Bobby Carter and Ricky Peoples, all of Las Vegas, NV; 11 sisters, Winda Lee, Sadie Riggins and Shirley Warren, all of Eudora, Irinner White of Kansas City, KS, Thelma Carter of Dermott, Mildred Carter of Chicago, IL, Peggy Manor, Ruth Carter and Linda Simms, all of Las Vegas, and Helen Carter and Minnie Jordan, both of California; one grandchild and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Payton Yates; one daughter, Pearlie Mack; her parents, Arthur Carter and Irethia Ford; and one brother, Abraham Smith.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 20, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Isaac Snyder officiating. Burial was at Lakeport Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of hamburg.

Pallbearers were Rico Lee, Christopher Smith, Clifford Griffin, Andre Warren, Lezell Charles and Levell Warren. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Lee Sykes, A.J. Mack, Elbert Handy, O.D. Jones, Bonnie Brown and Kelvin Lee.

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