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Mrs. Susan Carpenter Blankinship

Mrs. Susan Carpenter Blankinship, 53, of Hamburg, who was born July 13, 1950, in Crossett, died Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hamburg who worked at the Jade Super Foods bakery in Hamburg until retiring for health reasons, she was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Owen Lee Carpenter of Crossett; a daughter, Leigh Anne Blankinship of Hamburg; two brothers, Bruce D. Carpenter of Crossett and Thomas A. Carpenter of Hamburg; a grandson, Dillon Lane Pence; one niece and nephew; a great-niece and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ida Jean McDonald Carpenter.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 25, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Joey Meredith and Gene Thomas officiating. Pallbearers were Steve and Jimmy McDonald, Jimmy Goodwin, Houston Blankinship, Ken Byers and Johnny Pierce. Honorary pallbearers were Billy, Gary, Phillip and Garvin McDonald, Marvin Walter, Bill McLeod and Jamie McElroy.

Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4425 W. Airport Freeway, Suite 130, Irving, TX 75062.

Jack Cornelius

Jack Cornelius, 77, of Warren died Wednesday, September 24, 2003, at Wagnon Place Nursing Center. Born November 21, 1925, in Hope, the son of the late Jackson Carroll Cornelius and Vearl Weir Cornelius, he worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 38 years, starting as a telephone repairman and retiring as wire chief over Warren, Monticello and Hamburg. He was a member of the Pine Bluff chapter of Telephone Pioneers, an U.S. navy veteran of World War II, a Lions Club member and was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Daugherty Cornelius; three daughters, Lesa Oldham of Quakertown, PA, Jackie Lori Clark of New Bern, N.C., and Linda Carol Hawthorne of Rogers; one sister, Frances Arnett of Hot Springs; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 26, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rickey Riley, Kenneth Saunders, Billy Waldrop, Jimmy Reep, Dennis Crabb and Jimmy Clement. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Bob Hoyle, Earl Norris, Donald Devine, Sid Wooldridge, T.V. Garner, Thomas Peek, Bob White, Glenn Atkins and Dan Thompson.

Memorials may be made to Bradley County Veterans Museum, c/o Al Barnett, 209 Powers St., Warren, AR 71671.

Louis Gene Gaston

Louis Gene Gaston, 54, of Crossett died Saturday, September 27, 2003, at Bradley County Hospital in Warren. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was a Baptist and an employee of Stanley Brothers Logging Co.

Survivors include three sons, Burl Shaw, Derrick Burks and Louis Gaston II, all of Crossett; six daughters, Dezra Gaston of Atlanta, GA, Felisha Beelin of Dallas, TX, Kim Cason of Jacksonville and Latoya Gaston, Timika Gaston and Brittney Putney, all of Crossett; three step-daughters, Felissa, Charlie and Monique Kennedy, all of Crossett; three brothers, Milton Gaston of Virginia, Kenneth Logan of Crossett and Curtis Logan of Little Rock; and six sisters, Daisey McMillan of Seattle, WA, Ella Warren of Dallas, Pat Todd of Crossett, Connie Randle of Bastrop, LA and Erma Cromwell and Lajetta Stanley, both of Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl and Louise Buford Gaston; one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 3, at 11 a.m. at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers are to be Glen Johnson, Edgar Johnson Jr., James P. Johnson, Derrick Couser and Jeffrey Woodberry Sr.

Lee Ola Gilbert

Lee Ola Gilbert, 52, of Crossett died Friday, September 26, 2003, at her residence. She was a native of Strong but had resided in Crossett for the past 18 years. She was a former C.N.A. and a member of Phillip Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Herman Gilbert and wife Sharita of North Little Rock; one daughter, Michelle Martin of Crossett; her mother and step-father, Eunice and Abraham Shaw of Crossett; three brothers, Abraham Shaw Jr. of Crossett, Willie Ed Shaw of Little Rock and Kim Luckett of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Teresa Gatson of Santa Marie, CA and Monica Gatson of Pine Bluff; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Harman Gatson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 2, at 11 a.m. at Phillip Grove Baptist Church with Rev. W.R. Taylor and Rev. John Childress officiating. Burial will be at Wards Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers are to be Adrian Tolefree, Thaddis Richard, Rodney Wade, William Scates, Terry Gilliam and Bruce Richmond Sr. Honorary pallbearers are to be the deacons of Phillip Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Opal Rainwater Johnson

Mrs. Opal Rainwater Johnson, 91, died Saturday, September 27, 2003, at Beverly Health Care in Hamburg. Born May 9, 1912, to George and Ida Morre Rainwater, she had lived in Hamburg for the past eight years and prior to that had been a resident of El Dorado, Little Rock, Jacksonville and Minot, ND. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamburg and the Annie Pryor Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her niece and care giver, Dorinda H. Crews and family of Hamburg; nephews A. O. "Buzzy" Hale of Tool, TX, and Russell Hale of Coppell, TX, and many other nephews and nieces.

Grave-side services were planned for 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, at the Parkers Chapel Cemetery in El Dorado with Rev. Gary Harrison, pastor of the Hamburg United Methodist Church, officiating. Visitation will be at the Young Funeral Home in El Dorado from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 202 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Obituaries Published October 8

Mrs. Evelyn Coleman Norrell

Mrs. Evelyn Coleman Norrell, 87, of Parkdale, who was born April 15, 1916, in Ashley County, died Saturday, October 4, 2003, at her residence. A resident of Parkdale for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the Parkdale Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Coleman of Eudora; a daughter, Glenda Doles of Monroe, LA; a sister, Caroline Dial of Bryant; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Herbert Norrell in 1987 and John Hugh Coleman in 1977; one son, Herbert Hugh Coleman in 1948; her parents, Herbert and Robbie Higdon Matheny; two sisters, Jessie Barnes and Pearl Trichell; and one brother, Norman Matheny.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, October 6, in the Parkdale Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Hughes and Stanton Veazey officiating. Pallbearers were Chance, Hugh and Darren Coleman, Todd Doles, Patrick Costello and John Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Gardner and Jack Doles. Burial followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery, directed by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Baptist Church, P. O. Box 6, Parkdale, AR 71661 or the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, 7200 Desiard Street, Monroe, LA 71203.

Francis Patterson

Francis Patterson, 77, of Crossett died Sunday, October 5, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born September 5, 1926, to John Francis and Clara Mae Willis Stanley, she was a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, John Huey Patterson of Crossett; one daughter, Judy Johnson and husband Wayne of Crossett; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Barbara Gilbert, Greg Sivils, Margaret Alexander, Linda Stell and Billy Ralph Moore.

Funeral services were planned for Wednesday, October 8, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Jim Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers to be are Joe Risher, Mike Johnson, Bobby Sled, James Sled, Wade Upshaw and R.E. Thomas. Honorary pallbearers are to be Dr. R.L. Salb and Andy Shaw.

Margie Crim Rowe

Margie Crim Rowe, 85, of Hamburg died Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born November 11, 1917, in Parkdale, a resident of Hamburg since 1961 and a former resident of Chicot County, she was a homemaker and member of North Main Baptist Church in Hamburg.

Survivors include one son, Lamar Rowe of Hamburg; two daughters, Charlotte Cunningham of Hamburg and Barbara Willis of Crossett; one sister, Kathryn Roberts of Hamburg; seven grandchildren, Stacy Gulledge, Heath Cunningham, Leslie Pardon, Bobby and Paul Willis and Walter and Vlissa Rowe; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Rowe; her parents, Judge and Alice Ricks Crim; and one brother, Charles Crim.

Grave side services were held Sunday, October 5, at 2 p.m. at Portland Cemetery with Rev. E.W. Ricks officiating. Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Sardis Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Ben Lawrence, 859 Ashley 105, Montrose, AR 71658, or the North Main Baptist Church Building Fund, 1011 North Main St., Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Lura Hayden TumlisonMrs. Lura Hayden Tumlison, 81, of Hamburg, who was born January 23, 1922, in Fountain Hill, died Monday, September 29, 2003, at the North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, LA. A lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley County, she retired from the Hamburg Shirt Factory after working there for over 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was a member of the senior adult choir.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred C. "Dude" Tumlison of Hamburg; one son, John Hayden and wife Sue of Monroe; one daughter, Sue Kennedy and husband Dan of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Martha Stanley of Hamburg and Edna Shook of North Little Rock; three grandchildren, Jon and Paul Hayden and Dana Wise; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Hayden Jr., in 1980; one grandson, Mark Kennedy, in 1987; and seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, in the JonesHartshorn Funeral Home chapel with the Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Allen Stanley, John Edsel and Ray Downey, Eddie Black, Doyle Sivils, Jon and Paul Hayden and Willard Noble. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 352, Hamburg, Arkansas 71646.

Obituaries Published October 15

Mary Louise Gilbert Hollis

Mary Louise Gilbert Hollis, 78, of Hamburg died Friday, October 10, 2003, at Cherry Ridge Guest Care in Bastrop, LA. Born January 13, 1925, in Marion, LA to Buck and Annie Campbell Reppond, she was a member of North Crossett Free Will Baptist Church and Springhill Extension Homemakers Club.

Survivors include three sons, Richard Gilbert and wife Judy of Hamburg, Jimmy Gilbert and wife Joyce of Sterlington, LA and Gary Gilbert and wife of Kathy of Bastrop; one step-son, Billy Wayne Hollis; three step-daughters, Evelyn Taylor, Marilyn Chambliss and Glenda Wood; one brother, Bobby Ike Reppond of Bastrop; 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Edmond Willis Gilbert and Roby Marion Hollis; and her step-mother, Callie Reppond.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 12, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with Rev. Roy Craig and Rev. David Akers officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop. Pallbearers were Mike Gilbert, Kory Gilbert, Ellis Williamson, Greg Sutton, Frederick Hollis, Michael Bays and Roy Witherington. Honorary pallbearers were Greg Gilbert and Garrett Gilbert.

Mrs. Camille Kidwell Wallace

Mrs. Camille Kidwell Wallace, 84, of Crossett died in Hamburg on Monday, October 6, 2003. Born September 9, 1919, in Swartz, LA, to the late Murray and Freddie Wolfe, she was a retired beautician, a Baptist, a garden club member, softball coach, a Sunday School teacher and an instructor of cosmetology.

Survivors are two daughters, Kay Oliver of Euless, TX, and Kitty Barrett of Crossett; two sisters, Faye Schroeder of Springfield, MO, and Emmajean Echeniqini of Phoenix, AZ; four granddaughters, Lisa Dritschler, Jody Keen, Amy Crutchfield and Ashley Tumlison; and six great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Friday, October 10, in the Wilmot Cemetery with Rev. Robin Allen officiating. Arrangements were by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas and Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Mr. Sterling White

Mr. Sterling White, 95, of Fountain Hill, who was born September 20, 1908, in Fountain Hill, died Thursday, October 9, 2003, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A lifelong resident of Fountain Hill and a retired timber contractor, he was a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church for over 75 years and a deacon for the past 58 years. He also served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, Training Union director and church clerk. He was the last living organizer of the Ashley County Baptist Association. He the caretaker for the Flat Creek Cemetery for many years and was an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Marie Woods White of Fountain Hill; two sons, Charles White and wife Marie of Hamburg and Bill White and wife Gail of Texarkana; a daughter, Edith Thurman and husband Dennis of Fountain Hill; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sula Griffin White; three brothers, Grover, Carl and Omer White; and three sisters, Jayne and Ailene White and Odelle Sivils.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 11, in the First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill with Revs. Bill Elton and Houston Austin officiating. Pallbearers were Steve, Stan, Jeff, Jeremy and David White, Bob and Dakota Timmons, Tim Kirchoff and Ed Sturmer. Honorary pallbearers were Bob and Gwain Sivils and Buddy White.

Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church or the Flat Creek Cemetery Association, both to P. O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642.

Obituaries Published October 22

Elaine Parkhill Lovett

Elaine Parkhill Lovett, 88, of Crossett died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003. Born Nov. 16, 1914, in Paris, TN, she was the youngest of eight children of John Walter and Hattie Belle (Hancock ) Parkhill. The family moved to Crossett about 1915 to provide dairy and dray services for the fledgling lumber town. After a few years, Elaine's father was drawn by the prospect of oil riches to Bennington, OK where he moved his family. The family returned permanently to Crossett about 1926.

During the 1930s Elaine graduated from Crossett High School, then attended Arkansas State Teachers College, where she won the college's beauty contest, and Chillicothe (Missouri) Business College. She returned to Crossett to live several years with her sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Ray Dooley. She joined the Methodist Church and became director of the Chancel Choir, remaining a faithful choir member for over 60 years. In the early 1940s Elaine began working in the Crossett Lumber Company Engineering Department. Car-pooling was common after World War II began due to gasoline rationing, and this is how Elaine met John Noel Lovett Sr. They were married July 3, 1946, shortly after Noel had taken a job at the Bank of Crossett.

After marriage, Elaine became a homemaker and participated in many civic activities. In 1951, the couple's first son, John, was born, followed by Bob in 1954. Elaine was a life member of the United Methodist Women and the Arkansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, a charter member of the Crossett Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Crossett Leisure Lodge Auxiliary and also a member of the Crossett Cemetery Commission and Friends of the Paul Sullins Library. She and her husband were long-time members of the Prairie Country Club. She participated in activities over Noel's 40-year banking career related to his Chamber of Commerce functions and bank interests. The couple was also active throughout their lives in a local bridge club. As Noel neared retirement age, they traveled throughout the United States and abroad. Noel preceded Elaine in death, as did her seven brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her son, Robert F. Lovett of Crossett, and her son and daughter-in-law, John N. Lovett Jr. and Jane Cahill Lovett of Huntland, TN, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Greg Sivils, Eddie Holt, Al Moore, Phil Kelley, John Yauger and Eddie Cheatam. Honorary pallbearers were A. B. Moore, C. J. Holiman, Pat Cook and Bill Norman. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

The family requests that memorial gifts be contributed to the Choir Fund or Organ Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, 500 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635

James H. Martin Sr.

James H. Martin Sr., 74, of Camden died Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. Born January 11, 1919, in Ashley County, he was a resident of Camden for the past two and one-half years and was a former resident of Monticello. He retired from Burlington Industries in 1981. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Monticello and attended Cullendale Assembly of God in Camden.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Dahpine Elton Martin; six sons, Robert Allen Martin of Plantersville, TX, James David Elton of Fayetteville, James H. Martin Jr. of Washington, W.V., Jerry Russell Martin of Elko, NV and Ricky Dale Martin and Lee Ray Martin, both of Monticello; four daughters, Janice Martin of Shepherd, TX, Debra Woodfin of Banks, Barbara Bentz of Camden and Linda Morgan of Pine Bluff; one brother, William Martin of Hamburg; 25 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ella May Hopkins Martin; three brothers, Walter, Roland and John Oliver Martin; and four sisters, Odiest Chapman, Odessal Bridges, Ernestine Watson and Mattie Lee Riles.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 17, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Winfield Piker and Rev. David Jacks officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Albert, Clyde Jr., Timothy, Chris and Brian Simpson, John Ross, David Barnett Jr., Michael McManus and B.J. Woodfin. Honorary pallbearers were Alex Woodfin and Scott Bentz.

William R. McCone

William R. McCone, 67, of Hamburg died Thursday, October 16, 2003, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. Born August 1, 1936, in Ashley County, he was a resident of Hamburg for the past 40 years and retired from the United States Postal Service in 1992. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Gardner Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Amelia Sheiron McCone; two sons, Wade McCone of Allen, TX and Mike McCone of Hamburg; one brother, Flady McCone Jr. of Springdale; two sisters, Pauline Sisson and Bernice Bays, both of Crossett; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Flady and Velma Cash McCone; and one sister, Inez Jacobs.

Grave side services were held Saturday, October 18, at 10 a.m. at Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Cliff Bernard officiating. Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements. Honorary pallbearer was John M. Carter.

Mr. L. V. "Bo" Williamson

Mr. L. V. "Bo" Williamson, 80, of Snyder, who was born August 6, 1923, in Ashley County, died Saturday, October 18, 2003, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Ashley County and the Snyder community east of Hamburg, he was a retired water well driller and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Buddy Williamson of Hamburg and Don Williamson of Snyder; two daughters, Wanda Purvis and Barbara Jeffers, both of Hamburg; two sisters, Bobbie Peacock of Montrose and Frances Woods of Ashdown, AR; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marceline Williamson, in 1998; a daughter, Patricia Williamson Hale, in 1986; his parents, Wesley and Mary Biggs Williamson; two brothers, Marvin and Edward Williamson; and four sisters, Ruby Bawcom, Erma Mathis, Dorothy Pollock and Georgia B. Robison.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, October 20, in the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder with the Revs. Charles Pullin, Terry Greenwood and E.W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were David and Keith Ladd, Wilburn and Emory Austin, Frank Gates, Matt Wells and Gary Williamson. Honorary pallbearers were Junior Brooks, Ray Maglothin, O.L. Swain, Charles Burgess, A.B. Nelms and Glen Haynes. Burial followed services at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Howard Foster, P.O. Box 217, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Obituaries Published October 29

Rev. David L. Akers

Rev. David L. Akers, 56, of Bastrop, LA, died suddenly on Thursday, October 23, 2003, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. Born in Hamburg on June 17, 1946, he was the founder of Upper Room Ministries which was broadcast locally and internationally on radio and television, an U. S. Army veteran of the war in Vietnam, and a member of the Morehouse Parish Deputy Reserves.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Darlene Akers of Bastrop three sons, Shawn D. Akers and wife Shanna of Bastrop, Marcus J. Akers and wife Deidre of Monroe, LA, and Justin R. Akers and wife Shawna of Tulsa, OK; two grandchildren, Shawn David Akers and Savanna Akers; his stepmother, Billie Akers of Hot Springs; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Merle Harbin Akers; and a brother, Troy Akers II.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26, in the Upper Room Ministries in Bastrop, where he pastored for 18 years, with Dr. David Remedios and Revs. Ben Pitts and Tom Lowe officiating. Revs. James Allen and Jerry Grant and Dr. Kevin Finley delivered personal eulogies. Pallbearers were Bruce Jones, Gene Weems, Randy Lenard, Stuart Foy, Ben Pitts, John Brown, Don Paccio and Mike Whatley. Burial followed services at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop with arrangements by Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Barbara Jean Hankins

Barbara Jean Webb Groves Hankins, 72, of Crossett died Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at North Monroe Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Born October 16, 1931, to Guy F. and Ethel L. Holloway Webb in Mariana, she was a retired computer operator from Ideal Lumber Co., a vestry member of St. Marks Episcopal Church and a volunteer at the food bank.

Survivors include one son, Gregory Groves and wife Deanne of West Monroe, LA; one daughter, Lynn Sturdivant and husband Robert of Crossett; three step-sons, Bailey R. Hankins Jr. and wife Dianne of Cleveland, MS, Bradly Hankins and wife Lisa of Cabot and Brent Hankins and wife Sandy of Highland Village, TX; one step-daughter, Jan Schafersman and husband Dave of Littleton, CO; four grandchildren, Leslie R. Harrington and husband David of Quitman, Christy R. Groves of Natchitoches, LA, and their mother, Jody Groves of Athens, LA, and Cara L. Maxwell and husband Rick of Fayetteville and Jana L. Sturdivant of Los Angeles, CA; 11 step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, Devin and Alexandra Harrington; two nephews, Mike Webb and Doug Webb, both of Crossett; and one niece Beverly Gammel, of Crossett.

Memorial services were held Saturday, October 25, at 10 a.m. at St. Marks Episcopal Church with Father George Hart officiating. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Web, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454, www.cancer.org, or American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236, www.americanheart.org.

Ivey Lester Harris

Ivey Lester Harris, 81, of Crossett died Monday, October 20, 2003, at the St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Born August 18, 1922, in Crossett to Ivy Marcellus and Frances Myrtle Roberts Harris, he was a retired Georgia-Pacific employee.

Survivors include two sons, Herbert Harris and wife Robin of Crossett and Robert Harris of Crossett and wife Shirley of Monroe, LA; one brother, Edward Harris of El Dorado; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jane Harris, and his second wife. Mildred Harris.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 23, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Larry White officiating. Pallbearers were Scott Smith, Dewayne Watson, Matthew Harris, Jimmy Harris, Greg Harris and Roger Smith. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Mr. Albert L. "Bud" Rand

Mr. Albert L. "Bud" Rand, 82, of Parkdale, who was born April 30, 1921, in Gillette, died Friday, October 24, 2003, at his residence. A resident of Parkdale since 1959, he was a retired farmer and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Elizabeth Venible Rand of Parkdale; one son, Steve Rand and wife Sherry of Warren; one stepson, Phillip Williams of Redfield; three stepdaughters, Pat Hall of Pine Bluff, Kathie Strother of Wilmot and Robby Molnaird of El Dorado; a brother, Fred Rand of Baltimore, MD; four sisters, Arwilder Williams and Winnie Ruth Rand of Gillette, Bernice Finney of Dallas, TX, and Edith Waller of Uvalde, TX; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Dewey and Mable McNew Rand; one brother, Leonard Rand; one sister, Ruby Rand Gardner; two stepsons, Ricky and Marshall Williams; and a grandson, Derrial Allred.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26, in the Parkdale Cemetery with Stanton Veazey officiating. Honorary pallbearers were David and Prentice Harrell; John Sumner Barnes, Charles Waller, Donald Sadler, Kenny Allred, and John Herbert McLeod. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Cemetery Association, c/o Glenda Wells, P. O. Box 104, Parkdale, AR 71676.

Lucille Shelby

Lucille Shelby, 68, of Crossett died Sunday, October 19, 2003, at Beverly Health Care of Hamburg. She was a native of Portland, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, George Shelby III of Norfolk, VA; one daughter, Sonya Shelby of Crossett; one brother, Eddie Lee Colbert of Crossett; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 24, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Jessie Williams, James Adams, Jessie Lowe, Tony Allen, Eunice Clark and Ed Rogers.

Mrs. Lydia Bozeman Stell

Mrs. Lydia Bozeman Stell, 79, of Hamburg, who was born April 1, 1924, in Ashley County, died Monday, October 20, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley County, she was a homemaker who worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for over 31 years and was a member of the Martinville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Billy Stell of Hamburg; a special grandson, Billy Bozeman and wife Ruthie of Crossett; a granddaughter, Debbie Rogers and husband Randy of El Dorado; a brother, Fred Bozeman; two sisters, Louise Lansdale and Maxie Carpenter, all of Hamburg; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Zack Bozeman, in 1988; her parents, Tom and Lena Pittman Bozeman; a sister, Mae Dell Bellott and a brother, Lon Bozeman.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Don Kelley, Larry Smith, Lynn Lansdale, Haskell and Charles Carpenter and Joe Mack Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers were Teddy Hickman, Roger White, Bull Wells, Houston Hart, Johnny Foster and Bobby Riley. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery.

Jewel Allen Streeter

Jewel Allen Streeter, 60, of Hamburg died Sunday, October 26, 2003, at her residence. She had lived in Hamburg for the past six months and had lived in Crossett for 40 years. She was a former taxidermist and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Edward C. Streeter; two brothers, Leroy Trantham of Hamburg and Orvel Trantham of Pine Bluff; five sisters, Louise Hollet of Shungaloo, LA, Helen Cundiff of Springhill, LA, Faye Wallace and Shirley Edwards, both of Hamburg, and Bonnie Summers of Fountain Hill; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Shew as preceded in death by one son, Michael Streeter; her parents, Burley and Leona Fleming Trantham; two brothers, Gene and Jerry Trantham; and one sister, Ruby Roberts.

Grave-side services were planned for Tuesday, October 28, at 11 a.m. at Trafalgar Cemetery with Rev. John David Banks and Bro. Warren Finney officiating. Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were to be Jody Edwards, Kennon Edwards, David Carter, James Roberts, Lloyd Wallace and Kevin Tanksley.

Obituaries Published November 5

Dorothy Frances Armstrong

Dorothy Frances Reagan Armstrong, 87, of Crossett died Monday, October 27, 2003, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. Born September 25, 1916, to William F. and Eva Jones Reagan in Fulton, she was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Riley and husband Hubert of Sterlington, LA and Judy Clyburn of Birmingham, AL; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Armstrong.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 30, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Grave side services were held Thursday, October 30, at 3:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park near West Helena with Rev. Rockey Starnes officiating. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Rusty Morgan, Ben Johnson, Charles Shope, Greg Riley, Mark Clyburn and Hubert Riley.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Children's Home, P.O. Box 4848, Little Rock, AR 72214.

Ella Avon Farrar Rawls

Ella Avon Farrar Rawls, 93, of Crossett died Monday, November 3, 2003, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. She was born September 3, 1910, in Rawls to Walter Emmett and Ethel L. Honeycutt Farrar. She was a homemaker, a seamstress and a member of Meridian Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Frank W. Rawls of Crossett, John Walter Rawls of Shreveport, LA, and William Robert Rawls of Forrest City; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Fort Rawls; and one son, Jerry Allen Rawls.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, November 5, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Karvin Adams and Rev. Dan Webb officiating. Burial will be at Rawls Cemetery.

Pallbearers are to be Scott Rawls, Jeffery Rawls, Patrick Bannister, Bill Rawls and Frank Rawls.

James Horace "Jim" Tumlison Jr.

James Horace "Jim" Tumlison Jr., 78, of Clinton died Sunday, November 2, 2003. Born in Ashley County February 16, 1925, he graduated from Hamburg High School and attended Arkansas Tech in Russellville, where he was an All-State center/linebacker for the undefeated Tech Wonder Boys. He began his career in education by coaching football at the Arkansas Vocational Training School in Clinton and teaching veterans. He received a degree from Arkansas State Teachers College and served for over 30 years as a science teacher, elementary and high school principal in the Clinton School District. He and his wife, Mary, established ran Clinton Florist and J&M Variety Store for 30 years. He was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathryn Willock Tumlison; children and their spouses, John Gary and Mary Tumlison of Conway, JoNell and Don Warren of Clinton, James H. III and Kathy Tumlison of Monticello and David Nathaniel "Nath" and Sallie Tumlison of Newark; two sisters, Mildred "Sister" Pamplin of Portland and Nellie High of Gulfport, MS; one brother, Alfred C. "Dude" Tumlison of Hamburg; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emma Veith and James H. Tumlison Sr.; step-mother, Alma Hollis Tumlison; one brother, James C. "Son" Tumlison; and one sister, Pauline "Tiny" Callaway.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, November 4, at 2 p.m. at Clinton United Methodist Church under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton.

Memorials may be sent to Friends of Special People, 390 Factory Rd., Clinton, AR 72031.

Bill Lewis Williams

Bill Lewis Williams, 42, of Conway, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, November 1, 2003, at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born September 22, 1961, in El Dorado. He had worked for Georgia-Pacific Extrusion and was a member of West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Bradley and Beth Williams of Greenbrier; two sisters, Deborah McGilton and husband Kenny of Nashville, TN, and Lisa Sanderlin and husband Jason of Greenbrier; his grandmother, Mrs. J.S. Williams of El Dorado; eight nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, November 4, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. William Kreis and Rev. Steve Franklin officiating. Burial was to follow at the Teel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were to be Joel Webb, Brad Newberry, Justin Reynolds, Jason Sanderlin, Kenny McGilton and Lavon Sawyer.

Obituaries Published November 12

Monica Cesila Chavira

Monica Celisa Chavira, two months, of Hamburg died Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at her residence.

Survivors are her parents, Juan Chavira and Betty Davidson of Hamburg; a brother, Demarian Johnson of Hamburg; a sister, Auriona Whitaker of Hamburg; her maternal grandfather, George Davidson of Hamburg; paternal grandparents Juan and Estela Chavira of Mexico; maternal great-grandmother Flossie Mae Stanley of Wilmot; and her paternal great-grandparents, Fortino and Angela Chavira of Mexico. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Vivian Davidson.

Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 8, at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery with pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Royce Quenten Dickerson

Royce Quenten Dickerson, 36, of Monticello died Wednesday, November 5, 2003. He was born March 23, 1967, in Warren. He was a laminator with Georgia-Pacific and a member of the Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife, Melanie Cunningham Dickerson of Monticello; one son, Justin Larson of Monticello; two daughters, Amber Dickerson and Shaniah Dickerson, both of Hamburg; his father, Royce Lee Dickerson of Monticello; his mother and step-father, Cherry and Ronnie Sinclair of Hamburg; and one brother, Allen Dickerson of Monticello.

Grave-side services were held Friday, November 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Buddy Lemons officiating. Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello was in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Harris

Thelma Harris, 76, of Crossett died Monday, November 3, 2003. Born October 16, 1927, in Burkville, TX, to the late George Ennie and Bessie Harbison Dickerson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church and was active in church and Sunday School. A member of the Pine Forest Social Club, she enjoyed crocheting, cooking and quilting.

Survivors include one son, Dickey Harris and wife Carolyn; and three grandchildren, Jackie Sanders, Shelley Gillium and Jessica Wooten; and five great-grandchildren, all of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noble Troy "Buck" Harris; one son, James Harold Harris; and two brothers, Cecil Dickerson and Kubert Dickerson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 6, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Jimmie Lewis and Larry White officiating. 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 Dodxon, Carl "Shorty" Miller and Phil Kelley. Burial followed services at the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Charles Wayne Lyons

Charles Wayne Lyons, 37, of Crossett died Saturday, November 1, 2003, in Hamburg. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was a carpenter.

Survivors include a daughter, Emily Pennington of Crossett; his mother and stepfather, Leone and Johnny Wilcox of Crossett; his father, Ray Lyons of Crossett; two brothers, Eddie Lyons and wife Debra of Tahlequah, OK, and Allan Lyons and wife Sheryl of Dierks; two stepbrothers, Don Allen Wilcox and wife Anita and James McFarland of Crossett; two half-brothers, David Lyons of Oklahoma City, OK, and Joey Lyons of Phoenix, AZ; one sister, Gayle and husband Mitchell Farrow of Muskogee, OK; two stepsisters, Wanda and husband Dewey Chism of Little Rock and Rita King of Crossett; two half-sisters, Tracy Griffin and Karen and husband Tom Crittenden of Fort Gibson, OK; and one grandson, Regan Pennington. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arnold "A. C." and Mary Lyons and Alfred and Myrtle Bates.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, November 7, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Mosher officiating. Pallbearers were Donald Carter, Jim Turner, James McFarland, Jody Quimby, Tim Kelley and Houston Pamplin. Honorary pallbearers were Eli Stanley and Walter Jackson. Burial followed services at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Edward Warner

Edward Warner, 72, of Crossett died Friday, November 7,. 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born June 13, 1931, in Stuttgart to Hershell and Susie Shipley Warner, he was a pipefitter in the construction industry.

Survivors are three sons, Ralph Edward Warner and wife Debbie of Grapevine, David Wayne Warner of Crossett and Michael Eugene Warner and wife Joy of Cleveland, AR; one daughter, Karen Sue Carter and husband Mike of Crossett; his stepfather, Raymond Dennis of Pine Bluff; one sister, Glenda Sue Dennis of Pine Bluff; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one niece, Katie Brown of Crossett; and many nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Hershell Warner; his mother, Susie "Sue" Dennis; and two sisters, Viola Purvis and Frances Meeks.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8, at the Carlock Cemetery with Bro. Roy Craig officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Anna White

Mrs. Anna White, 86, of Snyder, who was born September 18, 1917, in Vian, OK, died Monday, November 3, 2003, at the Beverly Health Care in Crossett. A resident of Snyder since 1957 and a former resident of Portland, she was a homemaker and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include seven sons, Carl White of Hot Springs, Doyle and James White of Crossett, Sammy White of Pensacola, FL, Phillip and Silas White of Hamburg and Don White of Friendswood, TX; a daughter, Anita White of Clearwater, FL; two sisters, Ethel Snow of Beebe and Ruth Roten of Oregon; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. J. White, in 1982 and her parents, Frank and Pearl Burris Yandell.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Philip Bowles officiating. Pallbearers were her sons, Carl, Doyle, James, Sammy, Phillip, Silas and Don White. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery.

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

Obituaries Published November 19

Oliver Wendell Barfield

Oliver Wendell Barfield, 61, of Hamburg died Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, a retired electrician for Georgia Pacific Plywood, and a member of the Martinville Baptist Church, he owned Arkla Waterwell Drilling Company in Hamburg.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Sonia Barfield of Hamburg; one son, Jonathan Barfield and wife Sonya of Hamburg; two daughters, Betty Lynn Stanley of Hamburg and Debra Shaver and husband Shannon of Crossett; eight brothers, Jim, Charles and George Barfield of Hamburg, Kenneth Barfield of Crossett, Burch Barfield of Meeker, OK, Alcon Barfield, Jr., of Valley Springs, Dean Barfield of Kansas, OK, and Bruce Barfield of Jessieville.

Two sisters, Patti Pryor of Arlington, TX, and Joyce Ort of Forth Worth, Texas; six grandchildren, Patrick Stanley, Chris Barfield, Kaylon Vail, and Laura, Hope and Chloe Shaver. He was preceded in death by a son, Oliver W. Barfield, Jr., in 1965, and his parents, Alcon M. Barfield in 1995 and Ruby Farmer Barfield in 1968.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 13, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Ware Russell officiating. Pallbearers were Brad, Kevin, Jimbo, Charlie and Eamon Barfield and Jeff Bilbo. Honorary pallbearers were Patricia Stanley and Christopher Barfield. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 72202 in honor of Laura & Chloe Shaver or to Hospice Home Care, Inc., 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.

Mr. Lane Boykin

Mr. Lane Boykin, 66, of Hamburg, who was born February 28, 1937, in Ashley County, died Sunday, November 16, 2003, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley County, he was a retired truck driver and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Burgess Boykin of Hamburg; two sons, Michael Boykin of Crossett and Alvin Keith Boykin of Hamburg; a brother, Jimmy Boykin of Crossett; a sister, Lottie Crossley of Wilmot; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Nell Stanley Boykin.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Williams officiating. Pallbearers were to be Bill Slaughter, Bucky Wright, J. C. Henderson, Sonny and Trey Holland, Glen and Thomas Walters and Charles Hendrix. Burial was to follow services at the Promise Land Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. L. V. Clifton

Mrs. L. V. Metheny Clifton, 80, of Wilmot, who was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Silver Dale, MO, died Thursday, November 13, 2003, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A resident of Wilmot for the past 46 years, she was a homemaker and had taught school in Delaplaine, Ark. She was an active member of the Church of Christ in Wilmot. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Etta Julian Metheny, two sisters and one brother.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Vernon Clifton of Wilmot; two sons, Darrell Clifton of Wilmot and Cliff Clifton of Lake Village; two daughters, Dawna Barrera of Bossier City, LA, and Bonita Herrington of Mountain View; three brothers, Arlie Metheny of Conway, Alfred Metheny of Albertville, AL, and Chester Metheny of California; six grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and five step-greatgrandchildren.

Grave-side services and interment were at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 16, in the Wilmot Cemetery with Carols Pitts officiating and with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Honorary pallbearers were Floyd McCain, Cayce Stock, Steve Otwell, Anthony Lowry, James Crossley, Ron Miller, Eddie Hammond, Vance Sadler, Bobby Foster, Johnny Currie and Richard Stock.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Home of Paragould, 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, Ark. 72450.

Mrs. Pearl C. Croswell

Mrs. Pearl C. Croswell, 85, of Crossett, who was born December 20, 1917, in Carrollton, MS, died Thursday, November 13, 2003, at the residence of her daughter outside Hamburg. A resident of Crossett for the past 52 years and a homemaker, she attended the Cloverdale Assembly of God and was a member of the Woodmen of the World. An U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, she was the past commander of the tenth district of the American Legion and was a member of American Legion Post #2 in Monticello.

Survivors include a son, Don Murphy of Pineville, LA; three daughters, Sally Bolin of Crossett, Janie Darnell of Helena and Bettye Berryman of Hamburg; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Croswell, in 1988; a granddaughter, Suzanne Bolin; her parents, John and Ugenia Pearl Shelton Carpenter; one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 15, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Revs. Justin Uselton and Bob Willis officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Eric Bolin, Greg Brooks, Jason and Justin Washam, Jay Thomas, John Johnson, Scott Harper and Jason and Mike Berryman. Honorary pallbearers were members of American Legion Post #2 and VFW Post 4515, both of Monticello.

Burial followed services at the Dermott Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Cloverdale Assembly of God, 132 Ashley Road 15, Crossett, AR 71635 or to Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines St., Monticello, AR 71655.

Laura Lewis

Laura Lewis, 81, of Wilmot died Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at the St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Wilmot, she was a retired CNA and a member of the West Wilmot Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include five sons, Arthur Lee Fowler, Tony Lewis and Kenny Lewis of Wilmot, Hubert Lewis of Lake Village and Terry Lewis of Little Rock; seven daughters, Geneva Heard of Little Rock, Mable Noble and Dorothy McDade of Milwaukee, WI, Betty Fowler of Los Angeles, CA, Carolyn Peterson of Shreveport, LA, and Debra Jackson and Charlie Moore of Wilmot; one sister, Sadie Lambert of Bastrop, LA; 34 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Fowler; two daughters, Sharon Lewis and Ella Harris; her parents, Taylor and Nettie Smith Lewis; four sisters, Clote Rent, Alizee Hymes, Lucy Sherrer and Emma McPherson; and three brothers, Hubert Lewis, Andrew Lewis and Taylor Lewis, Jr.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 15, int eh First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. Lester Gaston officiating. Pallbearers were Harold Moore, Henry Moore, Curtis Hillard, Johnnie Melton, Hubert Smith and Robert Kitchen. Grandsons were honorary pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Jim Smith Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Tillman B. "Tedo" Spurlock

Tillman B. "Tedo" Spurlock, 68, of Bastrop, LA, died Sunday, November 16, 2003, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. He was born November 27, 1934, in Parkdale to Allen Eldridge and Sadie Mae Booth Spurlock.

Survivors include one daughter, Tonya McCoy of Kerriville, TX; two brothers, Crawford E. Spurlock of Andrews, TX, and Pete Spurlock of Little Rock; four sisters, Patricia Ruberling and Marie Gardner, both of Little Rock, Katie Beard of New Orleans, LA and Julia Curtis of Odessa, CA; one granddaughter, Amber Bliss and one grandson, Douglas Bliss, both of Kerriville; one nephew, Donald Spurlock; one niece, Bonnie McMath; and one sisterinlaw, Bobbie Allen of Bastrop. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Freddie "Sis" Harris and Jorene Simmons.

Funeral services were set for Tuesday, November 18, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with Rev. Louis Couch officiating. Burial was to follow services at Beech Creek Cemetery near Hamburg.

Pallbearers were to be Frankie Lee Harris, Frankie Lee "Dub" Harris Jr., Scotty Boykin, Donald Frank McMath, Hank Harris and Daniel Harris. Honorary pallbearers were to be Shane Harris and Billy Joe Jones.

Cynthia "Cindy" Thames

Cynthia "Cindy" Thames, 38, of Bastrop, LA, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include one daughter, Angelina Marie Henry; one son, Cody Jack Henry of Crossett; her father, Charles Peterson Sr. of Alabama; her mother, Lupe Peterson of Hamburg; her grandmother, Marie Reneau of Swartz, LA; three sisters, Sonya A. Haygood of Crossett and Monica Burchfield and Haley Louise Peterson Nix, both of Hamburg; and one brother, Charles L. Peterson Jr. of Hamburg. She was preceded in death by one brother, Monty Dewayne Peterson.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. at Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery near Crossett under the direction of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Pallbearers were Kevin Hamm, Junior Watt, Ricky Hernandez, Danny Hernandez, Jason Chancelor, Chris Carter, Josh Dispenza, Ricky Copeland, John Kinley, Nink Hernandez and Arron Jennings. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Peterson, Lee Sellers, Brandon Peterson, Mitchell Sellers, Justin Peterson, Jerrick Sellers, Paul Sellers, Lance Fletcher and Brad Fletcher.

Johnnie Watkins

Johnnie Watkins, 83, of Hamburg died Sunday, November 14, 2003, at her residence. A resident of Hamburg for the past 50 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include three sons, Jeffrey Watkins and wife Remona of Detroit, MI, Clarence Watkins and wife Debra of Grand Prairie, TX, and Claude Watkins and wife Kim of Arlington, TX; four daughters, Toni Jacob, Rose Mary Holt and Priscilla Tucker and husband Terry, all of Hamburg, and Ernestine Smith and husband Elmer of Chicago, IL; two sisters, Georgia Parker of Dermott and Thelma Turner of Hamburg; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Watkins; her parents, John and Mary Sting Turner; four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 20, at 11 a.m. at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Bishop Alfonso Madden officiating. Burial will be at Zion Hill Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Pallbearers will be sons, grandsons and a soninlaw. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Barnett, George Bailey, Jerome Pace, Baron Johnson, Nate Miller and George Howard Jr.

James "Jimmy" Weatherly

James "Jimmy" Weatherly, 76, of Crossett died Monday, November 17, 2003, at the Beverly Health Care in Hamburg. Born February 23, 1927, to Joseph Riley Weatherly, Sr., and Seleta Mae Holt in Hamburg, he was a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church were he was the organist for many years. He retired from the Georgia-Pacific tissue mill after many years of service

Survivors include his wife, Emma Weatherly; three sons, Mack Weatherly and wife Marlene, David Weatherly and Jeff Weatherly and wife Vicky, all of Crossett; two daughters, Lynn Weatherly and Randy Deskin of McGehee and Beth Seabourn and husband Joe of Purcell, OK; one sister, Shirley Travis of Crossett; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November19, in the Magnolia Baptist Church with Revs. Jody Gannaway and Gene Thomas officiating. Pallbearers will be Mack, David, Jeff and Dickie Weatherly, Randy Deskin and Joe Seabourn. Burial will follow services at the Mount Zion Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Obituaries Published November 26

Mr. Henry W. Austin

Mr. Henry W. Austin, 78, of Hamburg, who was born March 30, 1925 in Ashley County, died Sunday, November 23, 2003 at his residence in the Mount Pleasant community east of Hamburg. He was a realtor and owned and operated Bankston Real Estate in Hamburg and he was on the board of directors of both Ashley Chicot Electric Cooperative and Arkansas Electric Cooperative. He was a member of the Ashley County Quorum Court for over 35 years. He was an World War II veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Portland Masonic Lodge 499 and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Hamburg Post 9360. He was a member and deacon of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peggy Roberts Austin of Hamburg; two sons, Wilburn Austin of Crossett and Emory Austin of Hamburg; two daughters, Sheila Drake of Newark and Nita McDaniel of Monticello; a brother, Houston Austin of Monticello; two sisters, Elizabeth Hale and Gwen Pryor, both of Hamburg; twelve grandsons, six granddaughters, eight great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 25, in the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with the Revs. Terry Greenwood, Mark Harris and Houston Austin officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be his grandsons, Austin and Lamar Vestal, Toby, Shane, Nick and Ryan Austin, Wade, Clay and Justin Stell, Brad Swan, Erick Maxwell and Chris Boreani. Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church, c/o David Nelms, 708 Ashley 60, Montrose, Arkansas 71658.

L. B. Franklin

L. B. Franklin, 76, of Crossett died Friday, November 21, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Dumas, he had lived in Crossett for the past 44 years. He was a former employee of Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill and a member of Living Testament Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Florine Cason Franklin; one son, McCoy Franklin of Hamburg; five daughters, Mary Miller and Katie Bonnett, both of Hamburg (Pine Hill), Vera Morrison and Daisy Hollins, both of Crossett, and Bobbye Simpson of Monticello; one brother, John Franklin of Compton, CA; three sisters, Leona Jenkins of Fountain Hill, Ada Franklin of Toledo, OH and Annie Franklin of Oakland, CA; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Maggie Franklin; and one son, Louis Gene Franklin.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, November 25, at 11 a.m. at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Elder Nolan Phillips and Rev. David Bouie officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Mt. Pelium Cemetery in Drew County under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Doyle Miller, Sylvester Tucker, Jimmy Ray Washington, Curtis Jacobs, Charles Jacobs and Willie Miller.

Virginia Gilliam

Virginia Gilliam, 83, of Crossett, died Sunday, November 16, 2003, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. She was a native of Crossett, a homemaker and a member of new Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Raymond "Sonnyman" Gilliam of Crossett; two daughters, Julia M. Simpson of Hayward, CA and Linda A. Jackson of Sacramento, CA; one brother, Rev. T.H. Carter of Detroit, MI; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Gilliam; her parents, Sam and Mattie Clark Carter; and two sisters, Lillie Washington and Alberta Gilliam.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 21, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B.J. Jackson officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Edgar Johnson, Perry Johnson, Raymond Conley. T.L. Lowe and Mitchell and Robert Curry

Mable Lee Hollins

Mable Lee Hollins, 79, of Crossett died Saturday, November 22, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Warren, she had lived in Crossett for the past 60 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Andrew "A.J." Hollins; four sons, Andrew "Sonny" Hollins Jr., Gary Hollins and wife Cynthia, James Hollins and Ray Hollins and wife Daisy, all of Crossett; five daughters, Gloria Jasper and husband Nathaniel and Jo Ann Smith and husband Ronnie, all of Crossett, Jacqueline Cole and husband Larry of Union City, CA, Cindy Gibbs of Sacramento, CA and Linda Hollins of Los Angeles, CA; one brother, Hugh Wright of San Francisco, CA; 40 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Hollins; one daughter, Virginia Brown; and two brothers, Clyde and Leroy Wright.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 28, at 2 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Witherspoon officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers are to be David Henderson, Billy Taylor, Ray Charles Martin, Lee Simpson, Derrick Williams and Emanuel Boston.

Ingrid Elizabeth Hohmann McFarland

Ingrid Elizabeth Hohmann McFarland, 73, of Crossett died Saturday, November 22, 2003, at her residence. She was born January 16, 1930, in Hamburg, Germany.

Survivors include her husband, Odie C. McFarland Sr.; one son, Odie C. McFarland Jr. of Hamburg; three daughters, Donna Johnson, Nita Morgan and Nancy Varnell, all of Crossett; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, December 1, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church in Hamburg. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Ann Pollock

Elizabeth Ann Pollock, 67, of Hamburg died Friday, November 21, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. She was a native of Dyess and had lived in Hamburg for 52 years. She was a home health employee and a member of Worldwide Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, R.L. Pollock; two daughters, Cheryl Linder and husband Bobby and Rebecca Bates and husband Shawn of Hamburg; three sisters, Floyce Holland and Charlene Holland, both of Hamburg, and Blondell Smith of Crossett; four grandchildren Bobby Jr., Joey and Michael Linder and Mary Beth Bates; and three great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Sarah and Paeyton Linder. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kavie and Gladys Holland; two brothers, William and Henry Holland; and one half-brother, Hubert Holland.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 23, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Berlin Road with Rev. Mike Booze and Rev. James Fleming officiating. Burial was at Extra Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Bobby Jr., Joey and Michael Linder and Danny Jr., Robert and Anthony Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Tyman Allison and Doyle Kelley.

Cecil Lavone Stevens

Cecil Lavone Stevens, 71, of the Milo community outside Hamburg died Tuesday, November 18, 2003. He was a native of Woodbine, IA but had lived in Hamburg for the past 32 years. He was a retired equipment operator.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Stevens of Hamburg; three daughters, Linda Worrell, Joyce Choate and husband Willard and Jeanette Craig and husband Micky, all of Hamburg; three brothers, Leroy Stevens of Soldier, IA, Bobby Stevens of Iowa and Harold Stevens of Branson, MO; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mable Kasenberger Stevens.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22, at 2 p.m. at Rolfe Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Carlton White and Rev. Kenneth Watt officiating. His remains were cremated. Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Chris Choate, Brandon Stevens, David Sumner, Shawn Choate, Jess Choate and Logan Stevens. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Stevens, Michael Turner and Matthew New.

Nettie Nancy Temple

Nettie Nancy "Mama T" Temple, 95, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. She was born June 13, 1908, to Charlie Columbus and Maude Mae Jones Frazer in Hermitage.

Survivors include one daughter, Alice Faye Bennett of Rincon, GA; two sons, Bobby Neal Temple of Hermitage and Charles Robert Temple of Bonita Springs, FL; two brothers, Cloyce Frazer of Beaumont, CA and Chester Lee Frazer of Oregon; two sisters, Charlestie Pennington of Warren and Betty Hamilton of Crossett; ten grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd "Papa T" Temple; two daughters, Helen Varniece Martin and Ada Maude Temple; three sisters, Lorena Johnson, Christine Weddle and Irma Harding; and three brothers, Archie Frazer, Bill Frazer and Ira Columbus Frazer.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22, at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Eric Hodge officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Joe Frank Murphy, Thomas Glen Childers, Donnie Ray Lowry, Dewayne Carter, Clay Lowry and Charles Cummins.

Obituaries Published December 3

Lois B. Arnold

Lois B. Arnold, 88, of Crossett died Friday, November 28, 2003, at Arlington Medical Center in Arlington, TX. Born September 12, 1915, in Philadelphia, PA to Dwight L. and Ida E. Shute Berkey, she served as a WAVE in the United States Navy during World War II. She was a graduate of Salem College in WinstonSalem, N.C., a medical technologist, homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church of Crossett, where she was active in United Methodist Women.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph A. Arnold; one son, David B. Arnold of Flower Mound, TX; two daughters, Sue A. Chesney of Arlington and Cheryl A. Jule of Roswell, N.M.; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, December 3, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial is at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers are to be Clay Chesney, Robert Jule, Steve Kazmich, Vernon Barnes and Doogie Darling. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 500 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635.

Hazel L. "Judy" Barnett

Hazel H. "Judy" Barnett, 91, of Crossett died Sunday, November 30, 2003, at her residence. Born in Bedford, KY, on November 21, 1912, to Henry Francis and Mamie Garrett Andrews, she was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett where she sang in the choir and was a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Crossett Ladies Hospital Auxiliary for over 25 years and received an award from the governor for her many years of service with Red Cross blood drives.

Survivors include a daughter, Roberta Nutter and husband Hugh of Crossett; three grandchildren, Nancy Druey, Thomas McKay and Jim Nutter; nine great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Dewitt Barnett.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. David Newberry and Rev. Larry White officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Howard W. Compton

Mr. Howard W. Compton, 82, of Hamburg, who was born December 4, 1920 in Lueders, Texas, died Monday, November 24, 2003 at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A resident of Hamburg for the past 17 years and a former resident of Andrews, Texas, he was a cattle farmer and an entrepreneur who had owned a car dealership, motel, a service station and an oil field construction company. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Hamburg and an U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Compton, in 2001 and his parents, Rupert and Charlotte Ivy Compton.

He is survived by a son, Michael Compton of Tampa, Florida; a daughter, Charlotte Davis of Abilene, TX; a brother, Don Compton of Hamlin, TX; two sisters, Bobby Counts of Anson, TX. and Hazel White of Birmingham, AL; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 29, in the JonesHartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Joe Sponaugle and Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Billy Oglesby, James Robert and Jimmy Meeks, Ben Murphy, Dennie Jenkins, Jimmy McKinney and Don Hartley.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Meeks, Junior Moffatt and E.C. Shelton. Burial followed services at the Eden Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Southern Christian Home, P. O. Box 649, Morrilton, AR 72110.

Mrs. Evelene B. Cossey

Mrs. Evelene B. Cossey, 82, of Lake Village, formerly of Parkdale, who was born November 5, 1921, in Crossett died Friday, November 28, 2003, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A resident of Lake Village for the past five years and prior to that, a resident of Parkdale for 70 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star chapter 571.

She is survived by a daughter, Vivian Byrd of Lake Village; three sons, Leon "Al" Cossey and wife Margaret of Sacramento, CA., Dean Cossey and wife Judy of Redfield, and Clyde Cossey and wife Ginger of Portland; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James Arvle Cossey in 1998; two daughters, Marcil Cossey and Joyce Cossey Carty; a grandson, Blake Cossey, her parents, James Edward and Blanche Schmidt Foster; and two brothers, John Edward and Adolph Foster.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, in the JonesHartshorn Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Larry Donaldson and E.W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were to be Elbert, Norman and Cecil Cossey, Craig and James Paul Bing and Marc Thompson. Burial will be in the Parkdale Cemetery.

Carl Prather Hargis

Carl Prather Hargis, 76, of Johnsville, died Monday, November 24, 2003, at his residence. Born May 13, 1927, in Ingalls, the son of the late Lum Harris and Maude Kitchel Hargis, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, was the retired owner of Hargis Grocery in Johnsville and was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include four sons, Kerry Hargis of Bearden, Larry Hargis of Monticello, Kim Hargis of Warren and Reggie Harris of Hermitage; two brothers, Rev. Klois Hargis of Hamburg and Hurley Hargis of Hermitage; one sister, Ruthie Mae Jackson of Warren; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ferrell Hargis; one son, Rodney Hargis; and one brother, William C. Hargis.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Calvary Presbyterian Church with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Johnsville under the direction of Frazer Funeral Home of Warren. Pallbearers were Clay Lowry, Lance Ferrell, Eddie Ferrell, Danny Rainey, Casey Hargis, Sonny Rainey, Scott Sloan and Jeremy Hargis. Honorary pallbearers were Earnie Ferrell, Billy Ferrell and Donny Lowry.

Mr. Jeff Keller

Mr. Jeff Keller, 38, of Crossett, who was born February 10, 1965, died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at his mother and father's residence in Crossett. He was a native and lifelong resident of Crossett, worked at the Georgia Pacific Plywood Mill and was a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God. He was a Master Mason, a member of the Crossett Masonic Lodge #576 and the president of the Tiger Hunting Club.

He is survived by his wife, Gina Pierce Keller of Crossett; two sons, Joshua Keller of Rison and Dusty Keller of Crossett; his daughter, Courtney Keller; his parents, Carl and Patricia Norrell Keller, all of Crossett; one brother, Carl Keller Jr. of Sacramento, CA, and one sister, Wendy Hall of Pine Bluff.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, November 28, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God in Crossett with the Rev. Justin Uselton and Bro. W. M. "Doc" Bolin officiating. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Eddie Ray Hughes, Butch Pennington, Truman Hicks, John Johnson, Jeff Pierce and Randall Russell. Honorary pallbearer was Ronnie Lowry.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines Street, Monticello Arkansas 71655.

Mr. Larry L. Kinnaird

Mr. Larry L. Kinnaird, 63, of Hamburg, who was born August 23, 1940, in Ashley County, died Monday, November 24, 2003 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley County and graduated from Hamburg High School in 1958. After his graduation he began his 26 year career with the Georgia Pacific Corporation. He ran for and won the position of Ashley County Judge where he was elected for three twoyear terms. During his terms he was a member of the Arkansas Judges Association and served on the Southeast Arkansas Judges Association Executive Committee. He was the only Arkansas county judge asked by the governor to serve on The Next Step Program. He was a member of the SEARK Economic Development District. The SEARK Substance Abuse Program has purchased a new building in Warren which will be named The Kinnaird Center due to Larry's dedication to the program. He also served as Justice of the Peace for six consecutive years in the mid 1960s. He was a member of the Masonic Prairie Lodge #465 in 1972 and received his thirty second degree in masonry in 1976. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and sportsman.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Emmie Crenshaw Kinnaird; two daughters, Donna Shields and husband Steven and Tammy Streeter and husband Randy; three grandchildren, Drew Shields and Shelby and Sky Streeter; two brothers, R.E. Kinnaird and Tom I. Kinnaird, all of Hamburg; five sisters, Billie Jean Doles of Bonita, LA., Sarah Cruce, Rachel Summerland, Faye Hunter and Ann Austin, all of Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Easter and Reavie Holland Kinnaird; one sister, Bonnie Dean Kinnaird and one brother, Charles Edward Kinnaird.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenny Williams and Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Ray Summerland, Donald Jeffers, Doyle Sivils, Norman Higginbotham, Charlie Farmer and Dewayne Bridges. Honorary pallbearers were Herman Hamilton, Jim Young, Joe Mack Sullivan, the Prairie Lodge #465 of Hamburg, the Ashley County Road Crew and the Ashley County Judge's Office staff,

Burial followed services at the Extra Cemetery under the direction of JonesHartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. The family asked that contributions be made to the Larry Kinnaird Masonic Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, 171 Ashley 429, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Mamie Lee Lloyd

Mrs. Mamie Lee Lloyd, 72, of Hamburg, who was born November 27, 1931 in Hamburg, died Friday, November 28, 2003 at her residence. A resident of Hamburg for many years and a former resident of Chicago Illinois, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Elsie Tucker Jones, two sisters and one brother.

She is survived by a son, Karl Jones of Hamburg; a special niece, Betty Harrington and a special cousin, Doris Woods, both of Hamburg; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m., Thursday, December 4, at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. W.R. Taylor officiating. Visitation will be 56 p.m., Wednesday at Jones- Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg. Pallbearers are to be Karl Jones, Horace, Brandon, and Joshua Harrington, Roosevelt and Jessie Owens Simpson and Lee Troy and John Ware. Burial will follow services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery.

Clifton Ray Turner, Sr.

Clifton Ray Turner, Sr., 52, of Snyder died Wednesday, November 26, 2003. Born August 24, 1951, in Ethel, MS, he was employed by Bobby Miller Farms of Lake Village for 12 « years and prior to that worked for the Lake Village Water Department for 14 years. He was an active member of the drew County Bow Club and the Chicot County Bow Club, winning numerous trophies, a former bass club member and an avid deer hunter as well as enjoying working in his vegetable and flower gardens. He was baptized April 1, 1972, in our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

Survivors are his wife of 32 years, Sherry Ann Reginelli Turner; two sons, Clifton Ray Turner, Jr., and Jamie Christopher Turner, Sr., and wife Barbara; two daughters, Stephanie Renee Ross and husband John and Lindseykay Angelina Turner; his mother, Kay Lindsey Tullos; his mother-in-law, Gladys Reginelli, all of Snyder; three brothers, Earl Boyles of Montrose, Alan Boyles and wife Dolly of Snyder and David Boyles and wife Vicki of Lake Villgae; four grandchildren, Deseriea Renea Ross, William Lane Rose and Jamie Christopher Turner, Jr., all of Snyder and Destinee Marie Calhoun of Monticello; two nieces, Ashley Ann Boyles of Montrose and Tori Elizabeth Boyles of Lake Village; and two nephews, Charles Earl Boyles of Alabama and David Anthony "Tony" Boyles of Lake Village. He was preceded in death by his father, W. H. Turner; his stepfather, Stan Tullos; his father-in-law, Primo Reginelli and his nephew, Nicholas Dale Boyles.

Memorial services were planned for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating.

Obituaries Published December 10

Mrs. Willie Lee Irvin

Mrs. Willie Lee Irvin, 84, of Wilmot died Thursday, December 4, 2003, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Greenville, MS, and a resident of Wilmot for the past 69 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Sweet Home Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Elijah Whitaker of St. Louis, MO, and Leroy Whitaker of Wilmot; nine daughters, Mary Hymes, Mary Whitaker, and Bernice Davis of Wilmot, Emma Lee Whitaker and Mary Bea Williams of California, Mae Liza Smith of Parkdale, Mary Jackson and Alfreida Houston of Little Rock, and Mamie Hollins of Texarkana; one brother, Julius Whitaker of Wilmot; one sister, Willie Mae Payne of Chicago, IL; 51 grandchildren, 115 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Whitaker; her parents, Jake and Francis Willis McPhearson; and three bothers, Albert Edwards, Frank Moore and Sylvester Cooke.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, at the Sweet Home Baptist Church with Rev. Albert Fenceroy officiating. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Burial will follow services at the Jim Smith Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Muriel Velma Watts

Muriel Velma Watts, 63, of Portland died Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Boydell and a Portland resident for the past 56 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Church of God in Christ in Hamburg.

Survivors include four sons, Willie Hawkins and wife Wadean and Teddy Hawkins and wife Phyllis of Montrose, and Edward and Nickey Hawkins of Portland; six daughters, Lucille and husband Lee Edward Plummer of Montrose, Rosie Williams, Pauline and husband Chester Hawkins and Sheila Hawkins of Portland, Ethel and husband Lorenzo Williams of Collier, TX, and Tuquinka Robinson of Kansas City, MO; three brothers, Henry and wife Virgie Carolina of Montrose, Jewel and wife Annie Mae Carolina of Dermott and James and wife Bertha Carolina of Milwaukee, WI; five sisters, Monzellar and husband Nathaniel Riles of Dermott, Teritha and husband Huey Woods of Montrose, Aretha Moseby of Portland, Everleander Cleary of Dermott and Johnnie Mae and husband Junior Oliver of Milwaukee; 36 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willie Hawkins, Jr.; her second husband, Leonard Watts; one son, Raymond Hawkins; one daughter, Linda Hawkins; her parents, William and Clara Bluford Carolina; three brothers, Lewis, William and Lemont Carolina; and two sisters, Nebraska Carolina and Dorothy Methune.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, in the First Baptist Church in Montrose with Eld. Jack Woods officiating. Pallbearers were to be Steve Barnett, Kenneth Moore, Arthur Caldwell, Will Caldwell, John Perry and John Woods. Honorary pallbearers were to be Willie, Teddy, Charles, and Nickey Hawkins. Burial was to follow services at the Evergreen Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Flossie A. Wilson

Mrs. Flossie A. Wilson, 90, of Glenwood, who was born September 1, 1913, in Alread, died Thursday, December 4, 2003, at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. A resident of Glenwood for the past 16 months and a former resident of New Waverly, Texas, and Parkdale, she was a homemaker and attended the Assemblies of God Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Marie Laborde of New Waverly, Texas, and Jewel Pack of Little Rock; four sons, Edward Wilson of Little Rock, Frank Wilson of Glenwood, Jimmy Wilson of New Waverly, Texas, and Gary Wilson of Glenwood; one brother, Eugene Curtis of Monticello; three sisters, Verdie Lindsey of Monticello, Nola Midkiff of DeWitt, and Ilene Masters of Tucson, Arizona; twenty-five grandchildren, forty-three great-grandchildren, and eighteen great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Jefferson Wilson, in 1984; one son, Henry Wilson, Jr., in 1998; her parents, George and Manda Cossey Curtis; and three brothers, A. J., Ralph, and Roy Curtis.

Grave-side funeral services were at 1 p.m., Monday, December 8, at the Union Ridge Cemetery in Drew County with Rev. Jerry Webb officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Chuck, George and Shane Pack and David Wilson. Funeral arrangements were by of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Thomas Jefferson Woods

Thomas Jefferson Woods, 76, of Portland died Monday, December 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Born December 11, 1926, in Ensley, AL, the son of the late J.D. and Willie Stanfield Woods, he was an oilfield driller, an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Woods; one brother, Bill Woods of Bastrop, LA; and two sisters, Beatrice Jones of Kewanee, MO and Leona Jackson of Russellville. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James, Frank and Pete Woods; and two sisters, Susie Domino and Agnes Abernathy.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, December 10, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village with Rev. Mark Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Portland Cemetery.

Obituaries Published December 17

Mrs. Jettie Mae Atkins

Mrs. Jettie Mae Atkins, 74, of Hamburg, who was born November 8, 1929, in Dumas, died Monday, December 8, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Monticello. She was a resident of Hamburg for over 54 years and a vice president of Farmers Bank in Hamburg, retiring in 1992 after thirty years of service. She was a member of the Hamburg United Methodist Church, a Sunday school teacher for over 25 years and a member of the Circle #3 United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Neal Faulk; her parents, Louie Sr. and Mattie Smith Atkins; and a sister, Sue Rowland.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Sterling Atkins, Sr.; a son, Sterling Atkins, Jr. and wife Becky; two daughters, Gail Faulk and husband Jimmy, all of Hamburg, and Karen Kelley and husband, James of McGehee; her grandchildren, Krista and Carlton Fortenberry, Layton and Gina Kelley, Meghan Gulledge, Anna Faulk, Lindsey Atkins and Wesley Withers; her great-grandchildren, Kelley Fortenberry, Drew Kelley and Tyce Gulledge; a brother, Louie Sansing of Salem, Oregon; and two sisters, Elizabeth Foster of Mablevale and Mary Ann Hudman of Little Rock.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, in the Hamburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Jim Atkins, Jack, James and Randy McDonald, Allen Farmer, Philip Bowles, Glenn Myers and Bobby Davis. Honorary pallbearers were the members of Circle #3 United Methodist Women.

Memorials may be made to the Hamburg United Methodist Church Children's Sunday School Department, 202 South Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646 or the Arkansas Alzheimer's Association, 10411 West Markham Street, Suite #130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.

Odessa Lucille Cole

Odessa Lucille Cole, 87, of Warren, formerly of Chicago, IL, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was a native of Warren but had lived in Chicago for the past 67 years. She was retired from Sweetheart Paper Co. in Chicago and was a Methodist.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Jannie Allen of Warren; one half-brother, Jimmy Alexander of Milwaukee, WI; three sisters, Pearl Ware and Willie Staten, both of Milwaukee, and Dorothy Price of Las Vegas, NV; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death b y her husband, Roy Cole; one son, John Allen; and her parents, John and Henriette Beavers Alexander.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, December 20, at 1 p.m. at St. John A.M.E. Church in Warren with Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are stewards of St. Paul and St. John A.M.E. churches.

Mrs. Helen C. Farrar

Mrs. Helen C. Farrar, 86, of North Little Rock, who was born January 29, 1917 in Crossett, died Friday, December 12, 2003, at the Lakewood Plaza Nursing Center in North Little Rock. A resident of North Little Rock since 1987 after living in Hamburg for many years, she was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and retired from the Department of Human Services in 1979. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock and a former member of the Hamburg First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son-in-law, Bob Hall of North Little Rock; a grandson, Robert Hall Jr. and wife Angela of Little Rock; two sisters, Hazel Anne Stewart of Phoenix, AZm and Narnee Murphy of Fayetteville;. and two great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services and interment were at 11 a.m., Monday, December 15, in the Hamburg Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Alzheimer's Association, 10411 West Markham Street, Suite #130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.

Mr. Madison Gilliam

Mr. Madison Gilliam, 90, of Portland, who was born Nov. 7, 1913, in Lonoke County, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A resident of Portland for the past 53 years, he was a retired cotton, rice, soybean and catfish farmer and a member of the Portland Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son, Allen Gilliam and wife Linda; a grandson, Mat Gilliam; and a sister, Florence Gilliam Wright, all of Portland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ola Daniel Gilliam, in 1995; his parents, Monarch and Alma Smith Gilliam; and a brother, Smith Gilliam.

Grave-side services and interment were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Portland Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Bob Fisher, Dwane Hale, Bill Holland, W. P. "Red" Hicks, Jim Young, Floyd Kelley, Roy Tarvin, Bill and Fletcher Lassiter, John Jaggers, Gary Morgan and Bud Botsford.

Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Tom Pugh, P.O. Box 37, Portland, AR 71663.

Mr. Lavell Gourley

Mr. Lavell Gourley, 79, of Farmington, who was born December 16, 1924 in Eudora, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville. A reeident of Farmington and Northwest Arkansas since 1972 and a former resident of Van Buren and Wilmot, he was a retired farmer and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Parkdale Baptist Church and an avid hunter.

He was preceded in death by a son, Carl Gourley in 1994; his parents, Walter and Willie Mae Young Gourley; six brothers, Buster, Herbert, Cliff, Marvin, Melvin and Levern Gourley and two sisters, Pauline Wheeler and Edith Atwood.

He is survived by his wife, Mamie Hollingsworth Gourley of Farmington; a son, Michael Gourley of Emerson; and four grandchildren, Leslie O'Neal, and Stephen, Shana and Justin Gourley.

Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, in the Parkdale Baptist Church with the Rev. Cecil Harvey officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Bell Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Bill Johnson, James Gosnell, Robert Maxwell, Mark Haynes and Jerry and James Atwood. Honorary pallbearers were to be Bill Powell, Ray Cossey and Terrell Gilliam. Memorials may be made to the Bell Cemetery Association, c/o Jack McManus, PO Box 114, Parkdale, Arkansas 71661.

Alice Fletcher Harris

Alice Fletcher Dailey Harris, 89, of Crossett died on Thursday, December 11, 2003, while residing at Oak Ridge Nursing Home. Born on June 21, 1914, in Crossett, Mrs. Harris was a Hamburg High School graduate where she lettered in basketball and track. Her specialty was high and low hurdles and the 100 yard dash. A Draughan's Business College graduate, she received the fastest typist award. For 42 years, Mrs. Harris worked for Georgia Pacific in various clerical capacities. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Edward E. Harris of Crossett; one stepdaughter, Carolyn Harris of Crossett; three stepsons, Lewis Harris of Hockley, Texas, Bill Harris of Lake Village, and James Harris of Altus, OK; one sister, Kathleen Carlson of Portsmouth, VA.; four grandchildren, Joel Harris, Jamie Harris, Sarah Harris, and Michael Harris; five great-grandchildren ; two nieces, Virginia M. Fuerstenberger of Milford, N.J., and Mary Ann Record of Fresno, CA; three nephews, Robert Fletcher of Tulare, CA., Robert Fletcher of Winton, NC and James Waldo Fletcher of Bastrop, LA; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert H. and Jimmie Campbell Fletcher; three brothers, Abel Fletcher, Marion D. Fletcher, and Silas V. Fletcher; four nephews, M. D. Fletcher Jr., William M. Fletcher, Silas Fletcher Jr., and Gregory V. Miles; one niece, Mary Carol Wilson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Eric Hodge officiating. Pallbearers were Joel Harris, James Waldo Fletcher, Lewis Harris, Herb Harris, and Jimmy Harris.

Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Vernon H. Harrison

Mr. Vernon H. Harrison, 83, of Hamburg, who was born April 3, 1920, in Hamburg, died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was an U. A. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First United Methodist Church where he was a lay speaker and served in many capacities over the years. He owned and operated the Harrison's Department Store for 56 years. He was a member and former president of the Hamburg Kiwan's Club and was active in Hamburg civic affairs for many years.

He is survived by two sons, Myron Harrison and wife Renie of Monroe, LA, and Ben Tyler Harrison of Dallas, TX; his grandson, Tyler James Harrison of Birmingham, AL; his nephew, Brian Duncan of Monroe and an unofficial daughter, Debbie Ladd of Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his wives, Barbara Tyler Harrison, in 1994; and Florence Durham Harrison in 2002; his parents, Herbert and Zellie Rials Harrison and one sister, Maycelle Hanni.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 16, in the First United Methodist Church with the Dr. Walter Smith, Rev. John Shafer and Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Gordon Hennington, Herman Hamilton, Stanton Veazey, John Spivey, Cliff and Colby Ladd, Lee Thornhill and Billy Kelley. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Men's Bible Class of the First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 202 South Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Betty Jo Duncan Hill

Betty Jo Duncan Hill, 57, of Crossett, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born Aug. 19, 1946, in Lake Providence, LA, to Marvin and Thelma Watt Duncan, Mrs. Hill was a homemaker, a home interior displayer and a member of the First Assembly of God. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts..

Survivors include her husband, Delt O. Hill; one son, Mitchell Hill and wife Nicole, all of Crossett; three brothers, Buddy Duncan of Crossett; Donald Duncan of Alma, and Robert Duncan of Phoenix, AZ; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Sue Lofton, Margaret Bardin, Janie Choate and Gloria Taylor

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, in Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Bob Willis officiating. Pallbearers were to be Emory Duncan, Mike Shaw, Jeff Weatherly, Aaron Bardin, Wayde Jackson and David Jackson. Interment was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mary Elizabeth deLoache Hines

Mary Elizabeth deLoache Hines, 93, of Crossett died Tuesday, December 9, 2003. Born May 21, 1910, in Maxie, MS, to Mary Leech and Wyatte F. deLoache, she was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, retired after teaching for 38 years. She was a charter member of the Crossett Book Club, co-founder of the Crossett Public Library, a member of the American Association of University Women and a former member of the Crossett Board of Education. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Crossett, where she was a former choir director, a member of the Board of Trustees and Board of Stewards, chair of the Lectureship Series Committee, member of the Pastor/Parish Committee, a member of United Methodist Women and a Sunday School teacher. She as an avid bridge player and enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth H. Bloore and husband John of Lttle Rock; one granddaughter, Elizabeth B. Gephardt and husband Gene of Little Rock; one grandson, J. William Bloore II and wife Agnes of Walnut Creek, CA; four great-grandchildren, Morgan and Sean Bloore and Benjamin and Matthew Gephardt; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilkes Hines.

Memorial services were held Monday, December 15, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Williams and Rev. Bob Regnier officiating. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Lectureship Fund of First United Methodist Church, 500 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635 or the Crossett Public Library, 1700 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635.

Shirley "Sissy" Johnson

Shirley "Sissy" Johnson, 67, of Hamburg died Sunday, December 7, 2003. She was born October 21, 1936, in Hamburg. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was retired from Georgia-Pacific's plywood mill and was a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness.

Survivors include two sons, Larry and wife Verna Banks of Hamburg and James Reese of England, AR; one daughter Katherine Moore and husband Brutus of Hamburg; her mother, Annie Mae Love of Hamburg; one brother, Eld. Theodore Colbert and wife Cynthia of Rochester Hills, MI; four sisters, Nadine Parker, Patricia Love and Helen Scates and husband Sammie of Hamburg and Regina Colbert of Mt. Clemens, MI: seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Jenkins; her father, Moses Colbert; and a sister, Ida Bell Reese.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m Saturday, December 13, in the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Brutus Moore officiating. Pallbearers were Levell Stanley, Willie Ashford, Carl Tolefree, Calvin Barnett, Lee Troy Ware and Prezell Jamerson. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and officers of the Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness. Burial followed services at the Phillip Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Jack McCrory

Jack McCrory, 61, of Crossett died Sunday, December 14, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Ashley County, he was a former laborer for Georgia-Pacific Plywood and a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Sue McCrory; one son, Troy Lane McCrory and wife Zenita of Rogers; one daughter, Gayla Carr and husband Oscar of Crossett; one stepson, David L. Johnson of Fayetteville; two stepdaughters, Molly Goyne of Crossett and Kerri Crenshaw of Arizona; one sister, Lorene Edwards of Minden, LA; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Clark McCrory; his parents, Rufus Edwin and Sallie Jane Porter McCrory; one brother, Walter L. McCrory; and one sister, Maudine Fairchild.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were to be Johnny Carr, Kenny Clark, Larry Frisby, Charles Jeffers, Travis Cope, Shane McClain, Staci Goyne and Robert Pamplin, Burial was to follow services at the Unity Cemetery.

Walcie Lee Rice

Walcie Lee Rice, 89, of Crossett died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at his residence. Born on Oct. 29, 1914, in Crossett to Andrew Lee and Elvessie Johnson Rice, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II, a self-employed carpenter and a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Mr. Rice was an avid hunter and loved fishing, spending many days fishing the Saline and Quachita rivers for crappie. He always grew a garden and shared his crop with family and friends, especially tomatoes and mustard greens, and also grew roses and other flowers as a hobby.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mable C. Rice of Crossett; one son, Ronny Wayne Rice and wife Mavis of Ashdown; one daughter, Nancy Meziere and husband James of Hamburg; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donald Warren Rice; a daughter, Sylvia Burt; and a grandson, Mitchell Burt.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Hearron, Gayle Riles and Dale Crumby officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Burt, Mitchell Burt, Jim Meziere, Jeff Blankenship, Seth Blankenship and Mett Cobb. Interment followed at Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church, c/o Harold Tucker, 324 Bell Branch Road, Crossett, AR 71635.

John Charles Wisner, Jr.

John Charles Wisner Jr., 73, of Star City died Saturday, December 13, 2003, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born Jan. 15, 1930, in Dermott to the late John Charles Sr. and Helen Stone Wisner, he was a 1950 graduate of Dermott High School and attended Ouachita Baptist University. He worked as a conductor for the Cotton Belt Railroad. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Star City, the Modern Woodmen of the World; he received his Master Mason degree at the Jacob Brump Lodge #160 in Pine Bluff and was a current member of the Branchville Lodge in Star City; a member of the Jack Stone Hunting Club in Ashley County, a past patron of the Eastern Star Chapter, an ordained deacon and member of the First Baptist Church of Star City; a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and an avid outdoorsman.

Survivors include his wife, Laquita McCurry Wisner of Star City; one son, John C. Wisner III of Sherwood; two daughters, Joy Graham of Monticello and Angel Owen of Griffith Springs; three sisters, Francis Kresser of San Diego, CA, Martha Gangnath of Winchester, TN, and Gloria Doty of Lebanon, IL; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jackie Wisner, and one sister, Mary Johnston.

Funeral services will planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, at the First Baptist Church in Star City with Bro. Randy Magar officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Mount Olive Cemetery in Ashley County. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Star City.

Obituaries Published December 24

Mrs. Mable Bowen

Mrs. Mable Bowen, 85, of Hamburg, who was born July 7, 1918, in Humphrey, AR, died Saturday, December 20, 2003, at the Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. A resident of Bryant for the past three years and a Hamburg resident for many years, she was a homemaker, a member of the Gardner Baptist Church and an avid gardener.

She is survived by her son, Sterling "Sonny" Louis Bowen of Caddo Gap; three daughters, Freida Johnson of Bryant, Wilma Terry of Vivian, LA, and Georgia Hodge of Hamburg; three sisters, Idelle Ferguson of Heber Springs, Minnie Bland of Natchez, MS, and Ocie Lee Hewitt of Florida; thirteen grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Bryan Bowen, in 1977; her parents, Louis and Minnie Blantley Hewitt; one brother, M. H. Hewitt; and five sisters, Elizabeth Glover, Lois Munden, Esther Tiner, Zelma Fife and Gladys Billings.

Funeral services were planned are 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Pete Bowen and Mark Thornton officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Johnnie Pierce, Kris, Keith and Kevin Johnson, Jason Bowen and Johnny William Pierce. Honorary pallbearers were to be John Hodge, Royce Johnson and Albert Kusturin. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Lorene Rickman Byrd

Lorene Rickman Byrd, 78, of Crossett died Monday, December 22, 2003, at Oak Woods Nursing Home in Mer Rouge, LA. Born December 25, 1924, to Robert and Josie Maxwell Rickman in Crossett, she was a past employee of Chase Bag Plant, enjoyed basketball and was a member of Wallers Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three brothers, Robert "Pat" Rickman and Lexie Rickman, both of Crossett, and James E. Rickman of Highland, IN; three sisters, Polly Hill, Minnie Clark and Nina Josey, all of Crossett; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Byrd; one sister, Lucille Watt; and one brother, J.T. Rickman.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 24, at 1 p.m. at Wallers Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Randall Glen Carpenter

Mr. Randall Glen Carpenter, 43, of Monticello, who was born January 4, 1960 in Crossett, died Friday, December 19, 2003, at his residence. A resident of Monticello for most of his life and a former resident of West Monroe, LA, he graduated from Monticello High School in 1978 and was an entrepreneur and cattleman. He was on the board of directors of the Arkansas Cattleman Association and a member of the Community of Christ Church in West Monroe.

He is survived by one son, Randall Glen Carpenter Jr. of Monticello; his mother, Mary Pendergrass Hoff and husband Joe of West Monroe, LA; his father, Glen Carpenter and wife Shirley of Monticello; three brothers, Lee Carpenter of Crossett, Josh Hoff of Oak Grove, LA, and Ed Hoff of West Monroe; four sisters, Barbara Arrant of West Monroe, Lachelle Boone, Stacy Scott and Amy Johnston, all of Monticello; his nieces and nephews, Steven Harper, Amber and Staley Carpenter, Danyelle Lott, Joshua, Mackenzie and Blake Hoff, Brittany and Lara Boone, Ashlee, Dustin and Chaney Scott; a stepson, Heath Hornaday; and a very special friend and companion, Judy Andeneaux.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, December 22, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. J.P. Mobley and Don Hawkins officiating. Burial followed services at the the Glen H. Carpenter Family Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Oakley, Tommy Laman, Mike Jocola, Tubby Smith, Al Wright, Dr. Randy Maddox and Ronnie Adcock. Honorary pallbearers are Arkansas cattleman and Leo Pitchford.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 or Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines Street, Monticello, Arkansas 71655.

Suprena Michelle Lynn

Suprena Michelle Lynn, 30, of Montrose died Saturday, December 20, 2003, at the Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans. She was born August 16, 1973, in Memphis, TN.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Wade Lynn; a son, Zachary Wade Lynn; a daughter, Devyn Cierra Lynn, all of Montrose; her father, Harry Mitchell Bonnett; her rmother, Irene Bonnett; two sisters, Jacquelyn Daniell Bonnett and Amanda Dawn Sharp; her grandfathers, George E. Bonnett and J. T. Bostick; her grandmothers, Dorothy V. Bonneett and Margrette Bostick; her father-in-law, Ricky Lynn; and her mother-in-law, Lealor Lynn, all of Bastrop, LA.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, in the Tillou Baptist Church outside Bastrop with Revs. Ricky Bonnett and Doug Edwards officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Tillou Cemetery with arrangements by Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. Pallbearers were to be Neil Bonnett, Jeff Wallace, Christopher Bostick, John Sharp, Craig Rea, Randy Shaver, Jim Hodges and Jason Rea.

The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Carolyn Inez McLarrin

Carolyn Inez McLarrin, 63, of Bastrop, LA, died Friday, December 19, 2003, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. She was born November 19, 1940, in Meridian, MS, to the late Carlos Alloyd Dear and Annie Lucille Thomas Dear. She was also preceded in death by a son, David Michael McLarrin.

Survivors include two daughters, Shelia Yates and husband Joel and Sherry Smith and husband Eddie, all of Bastrop; a son, Joe McLarrin and wife Terry of Hamburg; a brother, Buddy Dear and wife Lena of Baskin, LA: grandsons Joey and Lance McLarrin, Daniel Waltt, Justin Davis, Daniel Yates, and Joseph McClain; granddaughters Beth McLarrin, Shannon McLarrin, Stormy Davis, Carla Yates, and Amy McLarrin, and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, at the Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop with Rev. Bobby Porter officiating. Pallbearers were to be Lance McLarrin, Nick Herzog, Daniel Watt, Greg Gray, Tommy Doyon, Steve Winnon and Joey McLarrin. Honorary pallbearers were to be Thomas Strickland, Daniel Aldridge, Daniel Yates and Kevin Day. Burial was to follow services at the Baskin Memorial Cemetery in Baskin, LA.

Gregory Parker

Gregory Parker, 36, of Crossett died Sunday, December 14, 2003. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was a 1986 graduate of Crossett High School, an U. S. Navy veteran, a construction worker and a member of the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Kemenisha Washington and Cypreonna Parker; his parents, George and Ollie Mae Goree Parker; three brothers, Larry Keith, Ronnie Parker and wife Cheryl and Ricky Parker and wife Linda; five sisters, Deborah Parker Moore, Evelyn Parker Tate, Hazel Parker, Judy Parker and Latekia Parker, all of Crossett. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Parker, Jr.; a sister, Shirley Parker; and his grandparents, Miley and Della Riley Parker and Robert "Bob" and Nannie Goree.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 18, in the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ with Eld. Rick Matheney officiating. Pallbearers were Carl Dupree, Bobby Thompson, Corky Canley, Tim Mosely, June Daniel and Shamilus Jamerson. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Keith, Ronnie Parker, Ricky Parker, Elias Duncan, Alfred Olive, David Dupree, Shawn Keith, Cedric Dupree and Terrance Green. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy Thompson, 66, of Chicago, IL, formerly of Hamburg, died Thursday, December 11, 2003, in Chicago. She was a retiree of IBM and a member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Chicago.

Survivors include her stepmother, Reecy Thompson of Milwaukee, WI; two brothers, Richard C. Polk and wife Helen of Tinley Park, IL, and Johnny Jimerson of Hamburg; one sister, Helen Harris and husband Curtis of Milwaukee; and one aunt, Ethel Pippen of Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Addie Gardner Thompson.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 19, at 1 p.m. at Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Gwain Hammock officiating. Burial was at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Keith Pippen, Jonathan Young, Dontriel Pippen, Derrick Pippen, Adrian Tolefree and Patrick Pippen. Honorary pallbearers were stewards and trustees of Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church.

Louisia Long Vaughn

Louisia Long Vaughn, 91, of Crossett died Friday, December 19, 2003, at her residence. Born December 19, 1912, in Parkdale to Botney and Lou Genie Long, she was a member of Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include one son, Carvin Jones of Crossett; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jamie Vaughn; a daughter, Jessie Mae Thomas; a son, John H. Abraham; a granddaughter, Mary E. Robinson; two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, December 23, at 1 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Roy Matheny and Brisco Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were to be Edgar Johnson, Cornelius Girtman, Edgar Johnson, Sherman Dawkins, David Childress and James Phifer. Burial was to follow services at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Obituaries Published December 31

Edith Mae Daniels Amerson

Edith Mae Daniels Amerson, 82, of Crossett died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born July 15, 1921, in Green Bay, WI, to Felix and Mabel Carlson Daniels, she was a homemaker and member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a son, Richard Amerson of Crossett; two daughters, Boots Kelley of Phoenix, AZ, and Patricia Norman of Hamburg; a brother, Walter Daniels of Cheybogan, MI: a sister, Toodie Vander Linden of Arizona; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Donald Lewis Amerson, and a son, Timothy Allen Amerson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 27, at the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist church with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy Kelley, Butch Amerson, Danny Amerson, Shane Reeves, Ricky Roberts, Johnny Amerson, and Kenny Amerson. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Carolyn Cassell Batson

Memorial services for Carolyn Cassell Batson, 86, of Jackson, TN, were held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003 at Northside United Methodist church with Don Thrasher officiating. Carolyn died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was born July 18, 1917 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of the late Henry Brown Cassell and Gladys Morton Batey. She was a member of the Northside United Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Ann Dintiman, Gay Batson Jaggers, and Linda Kelly; grandchildren, Joseph Kelley Reid II, Robert Forester Reid, James Batson Jaggers (Jim), Amy Gay Browder, Samuel Robert Bowen, Peter Cleveland Bowen, Wade Batson Bowen and Stephen Lane Bowen, great grandchildren Dylan Robert Bowen, Conner Patrick Bowen, Helen Reid, Archer Reid, Katherine Reid, Robert Williams Reid, Bliss Caitlin Jaggers, and Rhett Cameron Jaggers. Mrs. Batson was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra Orestes Batson, Jr.

Memorials may be directed to the Portland Baptist Church in Portland.

James Rosen Ford

James Rosen Ford, 72, of Crossett died on Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at his residence. Born on Nov. 2, 1931, to Rosen Pink "Dick" and Venice Martha Bledsoe Ford in Warren, he was an Army veteran where he served as a military policeman, was an equipment operator and loved camping and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Monte Shivers Ford of Crossett; two grandchildren, Carrie Wells and husband Aubrey and James Alan Ford and wife Amy; two great-grandchildren, Tanner Wells and Sydney Wells; and a daughter-in-law, Deborah Ford of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Alan Ford.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with the Revs. Kirk Hall and Ray Hearron officiating. Pallbearers were Colvin Shivers, Don Shivers, Lance Nichols, Gary Newsom, Larry Newsom and Steve Ross. Honorary pallbearers were Doyle Blankenship, Sr., Bob Jackson, Marion Thurman, Steve Thurman, Doug Thurman, Robin Blasengame and members of the Bucket Light Club.

Interment followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery.

Earnest "Joe" Law

Earnest "Joe" Law, 67, of Crossett died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at the Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Ruston, LA. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was a retired employee of the Crossett Housing Authority and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lillie Mae Anderson Law; three sons, Ricky Lewis, Connie Daniels and Leonard Campbell, all of Crossett; two daughters, Jo Ann Law of Chicago, IL, and Constance Campbell of Fort Worth, TX; one brother, Dennis Law of Las Vegas, NV; one aunt, Maggie Cade of Dermott; one uncle, Allen Law of Parkdale; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Anton Law; his parents, Walter and Sallie Mae Law; and one sister, Edith Faye Bryant.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were to be Charles Moore, Cal Tucker, C. W. Harris, Otis Mays, Nathaniel Keith and Allen Law, Jr. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Emma Brownlow Mazanti

Mrs. Emma Brownlow Mazanti, 93, of Portland, who was born June 30, 1910 in Tucker, Ark., died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Monticello. She was a resident of Portland since 1948 and attended college late in life at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she acquired her bachelor's degree and then Harding College in Searcy where she acquired her master's degree and administration certification. She taught the first and sixth grades at the Portland Elementary school was employed as the principal when she retired in 1976. She was a member of the Portland United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School for many years, and was a member of the Eastern Star and the Independent Club.

She is survived by one son, Guy Botsford and wife Gay of Portland; five daughters, Emma Jean Matheny and husband Gary of Monticello, Marian Hill of Little Rock, Lenetta Grantham and husband Bill of California, Janie Darr and husband Billy of Rogers and Betty Gay Shuler and husband Darrell of Eudora; 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Forte Mazanti, in 1954; her parents, Guy and Lena Murchison Brownlow; and two sisters, Dorothy Westmoreland and June Smith.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, in the Portland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Feeser officiating. Burial followed services in the Portland Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Johnny Mac, Guy Leo, Don and Jimmy Botsford, Robert and Tom Hill, Andrew Boyer, Jake Gay, Billy and Chris Grantham and David and Graham Pamplin.

Memorials may be made to the Portland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 400, Portland, Ark. 71663.

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