June 1

Hester B. Courson

Hester B. Courson, 89, of Hamburg died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at her residence in Hamburg. A native of Haynesville, LA, a resident of Hamburg since 1966 and a former resident of Magnolia, she was a registered nurse in Magnolia from 1938 until 1966; the secretary/treasurer of R.M. Courson, Inc., from 1967 until present and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Crossett.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard "Dick" Courson of Hamburg; a son, Wayne Courson and wife Lummye of Hamburg; a son-in-law, Joseph Littlejohn of Eurant, OK; a brother, Curtis Benefield of Houston, TX; two sisters, Ruth Brodgen of Longview, TX,.and Janelle Bond of Laurel, MS; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Littlejohn; a granddaughter, Amy Littlejohn; her parents, S. C. and Nettie Kate Wynn Benefield; and four brothers, Carlton, Royce, Herbert and Prentice Benefield.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Meredith officiating. Burial followed services at the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roger Sadler, Johnny Stanley, Larry Collins, Charles Dunn, Howell Sedberry, and William Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Tom McLemore, Dr. J.D. Rankin, Joyce Myers, Peggy Akers, Kathy Cason, Herman Hamilton and Bobby Davis.

Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Annie Lora Custer

Annie Lora Custer, 83, of Wilmot died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home in Wilmot. A lifelong resident of Wilmot, she was a retired lunch room supervisor for the Wilmot School District and a member of the First Bpatist Church.

Survivors include three sons, John Slack of Dayton, OH, Carl Williams of Little Rock and Loyd H. Williams of Crossett; one daughter, Joyce Polk of Wilmot; one brother, C. M. Slack, Jr., of Oakland, CA; 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth Louden Williams.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, in the First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. James Crockett officiating. Grandsons were to serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of the church. Burial was to follow services at the Second Baptist Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Bishop Timothy Lee Daniel

Bishop Timothy Lee Daniel, 58, of Osceola died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at the SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born May 7, 1947, to Nathan Daniel of Fountain Hill and the late Lottie Daniel, he was pastor of the Agape Evangelistic Church in Osceola and an aircraft builder.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Daniel of Osceola; a son, Tristan Lee Michael Daniel of Osceola; a stepson, Willie B. Washington of Augusta, GA; a stepdaughter, Engrid E. Washington of Georgia; two brothers, Joe Daniel of San Diego, CA, and Eloid Daniel of Kansas City, KS: three sisters, Nazaree Wilson of Fountain Hill, Ruby Cole of Kansas City, KS and Mary Harris of Chattanooga, TN; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, one brother, Henry Daniel; and two sisters, Viola Brock and Merdia Miller.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the Fifteenth Street Church of Christ in West Memphis with the pastor, Bobby Hayer, officiating. Burial followed services at the St. Stevens Cemetery in Julius, Ark., with arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola.

Mrs. Emma Wooten Donald

Mrs. Emma Wooten Donald, 81, of Lake Village died Monday, May 23, 2005, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital. Born July 31, 1923, in Floral, MS, to the late Jessie Steven and Tabatha Coats Wooten, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors are two sons, Martin Donald of Lake Village and Greg Donald of Crossett; four daughters, Linda Donald Arnold and Marilyn Annette Talkington of Lake Village, Martha Elaine Harvey of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Claudette Marlene Rue of Montrose; two sisters, Mary Caldwell and Myrtle Lee Nowlen of Ripley, TN; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Revs. Ronnie Garrett and Mike Bell officiating. Burial followed services at the Holy Innocents Cemetery in Lake Village.

Robert E. Fox

Robert E. Fox, 84, of Crossett died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at his residence. Born December 11, 1920, in Lacey to Bainey and Lillie Miller Fox, he was a retired logging contractor, a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lillian Christine Fox; two brothers, Johnny Fox of Monticello and Edward Burch of Milo; two sisters, Pauline Barnett of Monticello and Lula Belle Fox of El Dorado; one son-in-law, Edgar Haynie of Crossett; one daughter-in-law, Mildred Fox White of Jones, LA; eight grandchildren, Jimmy Kinney, Kenny Haynie, Kayla Brown, Mickey Fox, Judy Mason, Kristy Stephenson, Keith Fox and Scottie Fox; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Haynie; a son, David Fox; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at Cloverdale Assembly of God with Brother Justin Uselton officiating. Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were to be Wayne Fox, Ryne Haynie, Stan Haynie, Justin Kinney, Wayne Smith and Larry White. Honorary pallbearers were to be Billy Bolin, Sammy Curran and Floyd Stephenson.

Norma D. Keller

Norma D. Keller, 81, of Eudora died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at West Carroll Nursing Home in Oak Grove, LA. Born in Monroe, LA, January 7, 1924, to James H. Dillard and Lillie Lee Cothern Dillard, she was a housewife and a member of Eudora Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, John Robert Keller of Benton; one daughter, Marian Gardner of Portland; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Keller Sr., and a son, James Frank Keller.

Grave side services were scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Eudora with Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Bishop Funeral Home of Eudora was in charge of arrangements.

James Morgan

James Morgan, 75, a resident of Baytown, TX, for over 50 years, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005. Born on August 15, 1929, to Jackson G. and Flossie Ethel Gray Morgan, he worked for Brown and Root out of La Porte, TX, for 29 years and was a Baptist. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, repairing whatever needed fixing and telling stories.

Survivors include his wife of 54 ½ years, Rosie Morgan; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosetta and David Mourer; grandchildren, Sarah Lennek and husband Shane, Melissa Mourer, and Abby Mourer, all of Baytown, TX; three sisters, Pearl Griffis of Bastrop, LA, Wynona Towe of Hamburg, and Jeannette Carter of Nederland, TX; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, G. B. Morgan and Betty Sue of Farmerville, LA, and Raymond Morgan and Brenda of Port Arthur, TX. Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by a son, James Willie Morgan, Jr. and a brother, Havis Morgan.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 28, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel of Crossett. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jackie Griffis, Bruce Towe, Chester Kelley, Gerald Kelley, Wayne Johnson, and Gale Anders.

Mrs. Clydean Walker

Mrs. Clydean Walker, 86, of Hamburg died Thursday, May 26, 2005 at the West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital in Sulphur, LA. A native of Bradley County; a resident of Hamburg and Ashley County for most of her life and a resident of Sulphur, for the past five years, she was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church in Sulphur and had been a member at Corinth Baptist Church south of Hamburg for many years.

She is survived by two sons, Harry Walker and wife Charlotte of Crossett and Rev. Don Walker and wife Janie of Westlake, LA; five daughters, Mary Scroggins of Beekman, LA, Grace Watson and husband Morgan and Evelyn Hall of Houston, TX; Ernest Lea Fatheree of Vidalia, LA, and Phyllis Hill and husband Butch of Hamburg; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Walker; a daughter, Charlotte Walker; a grandson, Billy W. Hill, Jr.; a great-grandson, Corey Lane Simmons; her parents, John and Lizzie Langston Wilkinson; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, May 30, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Don Walker, Robert Wood and Eugene Howie officiating. Burial followed services at the Unity Cemetery. Pallbearers were William and Ronald Scroggins, Jason Fatheree, Russell Walker, Patrick and Christopher Hall.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.

Bernice Waters

Bernice Waters, 82, of Wilmot died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Living Center in Little Rock. She was a retired nurses' aide from Place Nursing Home and a member of John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church.

Survivors include four sons, Larry Waters and wife Laverne of Wilmot, Travis Waters and wife Catherine of Bonita, LA, Jerry Waters and wife Lauretta of Milwaukee, WI, and Toney Waters and wife Debbie of Little Rock; four brothers, Odessa and Charles Johnson, both of Chicago, IL, Willie Ed Johnson of St. Louis, MO, and Fred Johnson of Jacksonville; one sister, Lucille Nunley of San Francisco, CA; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Lee Waters; one son, Johnny Lee Waters Jr.; her parents, Captain and Bessie Taylor Johnson; two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church with Rev. James Vault officiating. Burial was at Jim Smith Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were DeWayne Watts, Billy Kitchen, Curtis Hilliard, Cleveland Parker, Gregory Walker and Lorenzo Woods. Honorary pallbearers were stewards and trustees of John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church.

June 8

Sammye Kaye Adams

Sammye Kaye Adams, 59, of Crossett died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Adams; four sons, Gerald Ellis, Ferrial and wife Rogina Ellis and Andre and wife Lanora Ellis, all of Detroit, MI, and Kenneth Blackmon of California; two daughters, Sherron Ellis of Detroit and Samantha and husband Preston Girtman of Crossett; two sisters, Rubye Horsham of Virginia and Betty and husband Marvin Harris of Crossett; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed Robinson and Katheryn Howell King.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Pallbearers are to be Eddie Colbert, Walter Hendrix, Robert Williams, Madison Bailey, Charles Brown and Jimmie Washington with Preston Girtman as honorary pallbearer. Burial will follow services at the Phillip Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Georgia Ann Jones

Georgia Ann Jones, 69, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Parkdale and a Crossett resident for the past 35 years, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Edgar Lee Jones, and one sister, Eddie Mae Norwood of Crossett. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Pace; her parents, Eddie and Lena Tyson Norwood; ten brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Murlee Carter officiating. Pallbearers were to be Joe Louis Washington, Freddie Norwood, Danny Martin, Jessie Packer, Robert Scates and Joe Monroe. Burial will follow services at the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Harrol Lee Kelley

Harrol Lee Kelley, 67, of Kula, Maui, Hawaii, died Thursday, May 26, 2005. Born in Hamburg to Andrew Lee Kelley and Evangeline McCurdy Kelley on August 11, 1937, he was an Army veteran, a retired technician, and a member of Grace Baptist Church where he was a lifetime deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Angie Kelley of Hawaii, two daughters, Jackie and husband Roger Fielder of Virginia and Rene and husband Mark Lunasco of Hawaii; a brother, Kenneth and wife Dorothy Kelley of Macon, Georgia; and two sisters, Ethel Woods of Hamburg and Barbara and husband Sammy Land of Montrose. Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. on June 1 at the Ballard Family Mortuary in Hawaii. Burial followed services at 1 p.m. in the Maui Veterans Cemetery, Hawaii.

Nadine Howie Lansdowne

Nadine Howie Lansdowne, 79, of Mansfield, LA, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at her residence in Mansfield. A native of Portland, a resident of Mansfield since 1979 and a former resident of Crossett, she retired from the Crossett School System in 1979 and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Mansfield and an active member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church for many years.

She is survived by a son, Gary Lansdowne and wife Ineta of Perth, Australia; two daughters, Renee Lee and husband Bruce and Cathy Stoffels and husband Gerald, all of Mansfield; a brother, Rev. Eugene Howie of Hamburg; six grandchildren, Angela Ryder and husband Tom of Mansfield, Justin Lansdowne of Minneapolis, MN, Jordan Lansdowne of Portland, OR, Dewey Stoffels of Dallas, TX., Melanie Stoffels of Houston, TX, and David Stoffels of Dallas, and one great-grandchild, Morgan Ryder. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Sally Hill Howie, and five brothers, Mansel, Clifton, Burin, Jimmy and Bob Howie.

Grave-side services were planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Rev. Eugene Howie officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the North Crossett First Baptist Church Building Fund, 416 W. Church Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Eliza Hyatt Lee

Eliza Hyatt Lee, 96, of Little Rock, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Parkway Health Center in Little Rock. A native of Drew County and a resident of Little Rock since 1985, she was educated in the Monticello Public Schools, Randolph Macon College for Women, University of Arkansas Fayetteville and University of Arkansas at Monticello. Her whole adult life was dedicated to education. Her first job as a teacher was in a three room school in Snyder, teaching first through sixth grades. She taught in the Montrose Public Schools, and at the beginning of World War II, moved to Monticello where she had her own private kindergarten. After World War II, she moved to the Lakeside Public School System in Lake Village where she continued teaching first grade children until her retirement in 1968. She was a Southern Baptist and taught the Mary Martha young women's Sunday school class at the Montrose Baptist Church. She was a member of the Parkway Place Baptist Church in Little Rock since 1985.

She is survived by two sons, Dr. R. Hyatt Lee of Little Rock and William Thomas Lee and wife Colby of Pine Bluff; four grandchildren, Michael Scott of San Diego, CA, Bradford Hyatt of Taipei, Taiwan, Diana Elizabeth of Athens, GA, and Katherine Darius of Washington, DC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Lee in 1985; her parents; Robert and Katherine Wilson Hyatt; eight siblings, David Taylor Hyatt, Margaret Hyatt Allbright, Ethylyn Hyatt Smith, Dr. Ross Wilson Hyatt, Dr. A. J. Hyatt, William Hyatt, Dr. C. Lewis Hyatt and Dr. Robert Fee Hyatt, Jr..

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Monday June 6, in the chapel of Parkway Village in Little Rock with Rev. Alan Greer officiating. A grave-side service and interment were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Snyder Cemetery with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating and arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Baptist Home for Children, P.O. Box 427, Monticello, AR 71655.

Aubrey Hugh Lord

Aubrey Hugh Lord, 87, of Pine Bluff died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born January 22, 1918, in Drew County to the late Jessie B. and Louie M. Arrington Lord, he was with the civil service at the Pine Bluff Arsenal and was a member of the Watson Chapel Baptist Church. He was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with Company A, 128 Infantry, 32 Division, and received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Jolley Lord of Pine Bluff; two sons, Jimmy H. Lord and wife Lynn of Pine Bluff and Greg Lord and wife Julie of Germantown, TN; one daughter, Dianne McAllister and husband Larry of Auburntown, TN; one brother, John Ed Lord of Monticello; one sister, Annie Mae Lewis of Longview; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Freda Nowlen Lord, and a sister, Jeanette Saxton.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, in the Watson Chapel Baptist Church with Revs. John Hagen and M. L. Faler officiating. Pallbearers were Chris Lord, Lance McAllister, Eddie Rinchuso, Burton Nowlen, Zach McAllister, Scott Lord, Larry Collins and Jackie Nowlen. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Sweatt, Ford Castleberry, Ralph Pullen, Gordon Thomas, Morris Grice and Charles Small. Burial, with military honors, followed services at the Oakland Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Watson Chapel Baptist Church, 5512 Pinnacle Lane, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 or to the Centennial Fellowship Church in Pine Bluff.

Fred O'Neal Mausehardt, Sr.

Mr. Fred O'Neal Mausehardt, Sr., 67, of Fountain Hill died Monday, June 06, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Centert. A native of Drew County and a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 35 years, he retired from Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill in 2000 and was a member and deacon of the Eden Baptist Church, a Fountain Hill City Council member for many years and coached Little League Baseball for many years. He was an avid Razorback fan.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elsie Jeffers Mausehardt of Fountain Hill; a son, Neal Mausehardt and wife Anissa of Crossett; a daughter, Cathy Doss of Crossett; two sisters, Bertie Mae Hammoch of Monticello and Virginia Sue Ivey of Bossier City, LA; and four grandchildren, Jeffery, Jamie and Jaci Doss and Chance Mausehardt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Letha LaFone Mausehardt and a brother, Leroy Mausehartd.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, in the Eden Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Visitation is 6-9 p.m., Tuesday at the church. Pallbearers are nephews. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Eden Baptist Church Building Fund, 3748 Hwy 133 North, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Paula Elizabeth Palmer

Paula Elizabeth Palmer, 65, of Memphis, TN, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005. Ms. Palmer graduated from Hamburg High School in 1957 and moved to Memphis where she received a nursing degree from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at the Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis for seventeen years as staff nurse, head nurse and nursing supervisor. In 1977, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science in Nursing in 1978. She later returned to UT for post graduate study and in 1996 passed the Tennessee Board as a family nurse practitioner. Among her many professional and community associations, she was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing.

She was retired from the VA Medical Center in Memphis where she had served as associate chief nurse/ nurse practitioner in the ambulatory care department. She was also chief nurse, retired, with the 164th TAC Clinic, USAF Tennessee National Guard and a graduated member of the Industrial War College of Armed Forces. She carried the rank of lieutenant colonel.

She is survived by a brother, E.B. Palmer and wife Glenda of Hernando, MS; a sister, Judy Palmer Nutter and husband Bill of Hot Springs Village; three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Byron and Lorraine Morris Palmer.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 11, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg with Reverend Don Nolley officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m., until service time. A private burial of her ashes will be at the Antioch Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71746; First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 202 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646 or St. Jude Children's Research Center, PO Box 318, Memphis, TN 38101.

Ruth G. Pennington

Ruth G. Pennington, 85, of West Monroe, LA, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe. A native of Hamburg, a resident of West Monroe for the past 15 years and a former resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Baptist Church in West Monroe.

She is survived by a son, Billy R. Pennington and wife Martha of West Monroe; two grandsons, Danny Pennington and wife Tammy of West Monroe and Jeff Pennington of Chicago, IL; and three great-grandchildren, Delayna, Philip and Ashley Pennington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion "Buddy" Pennington in 1998; her parents, John and Brooksie Spencer Giles; three brothers, Earl, Morris and Jack Giles; and two sisters, Pauline Smith and Jewel Pennington.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 2, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Burial followed services at the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny, Jeff, Steven, Kenny and Harold Wayne Pennington and Roy Dean Walton.

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

William J. "Bill" Perdue

William J. "Bill" Perdue, 70, of Crossett died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at his residence. Born December 28, 1934, in Lawson to Lillian and Colon Perdue, he moved to Crossett in 1968. He retired from Ashley County Medical Center after 20 years of employment and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Lillie Webb and husband Daniel of Crossett; two nieces, Mary Ann Land of Crossett and Cindy Webb of Burkett, TX; one great-niece, Sunny Westerman of Texas; two great-nephews, Joey Westerman of Texas and Sam "Trey" Land and wife Deandria and their children, Kimberly and Trent.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Kirk Hall officiating. Burial was to follow at Ebenezer-Old Union Cemetery in Lawson.

June 15

Mary Jane Regnier Lowry

Mary Jane Regnier Lowry, 63, of Crossett died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at St. Vincent Health Systems in Little Rock. Born February 15, 1942, to Dr. Waldo Atwood and Mary Elizabeth Greenhaw Regnier, she was a teacher and member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed teaching and gardening and was an avid pet lover.

Survivors include a son, James "Jay" Regnier Lowry of Bastrop, LA; two daughters, Mary Catherine Smith of Madison, MS, and Rebecca Lynn Gunter of Huttig; one brother, Robert Atwood Regnier of Little Rock; and nine grandchildren, Mary Kate, Zachary and Duncan Smith, Cherie, Rachel and Jana Lowry and Will, Nathan and Bekah Faith Gunter. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Peter Wayne Gunter, and a brother, Frank Edward Regnier.

A memorial service was planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating and with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.

Ina Kathleen Mauldon

Ina Kathleen Mauldon, 60, of Wabash, IN, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at Marion General Hospital in Marion. Born September 29, 1944, in Gate City, VA, to Mathew and Lily Gibson Lucas, she married William Laymond Mauldon on March 2, 1979. She graduated from Marion High School and enjoyed football, IU Basketball, and NASCAR. She retired from health care after working at York House in Marion for seven years. She attended Wabash Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include her father, Mathew Lucas and wife Stella Jean of Wabash; her mother, Lily Lucas of Portland; one son, Bobby DeWayne Correll and wife Sherry of Lake Village; two stepdaughters, Virginia Levinski and Starr Mauldon of Marion; one stepson, William Mauldon and wife Donna of Marion; one sister, Betty S. Hill and husband Gale of Hamburg; four brothers, Don W. Lucas and wife Vicci of Wabash, Roger D. Lucas and wife Brenda of Lincoln, MI, Rick L. Lucas of O'Fallon, MO and Sammy Lucas and wife Kikumi of Abilene, TX; one granddaughter, four step-grandchildren, two step-great grandsons, 20 nieces and five nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dan R. Lucas.

Funeral services were held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service of Wabash Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Manford Fannin officiating. Burial was at Converse Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Relay for Life.

Addie Louise Swan

Addie Louise Swan, 80, of Hamburg died Friday, June 10, 2005, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a retired school bus driver who worked for the Hamburg and Crossett school systems for many years, and she worked for the Minit Shop in Crossett for over 15 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crossett.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Rayford Swan; two sons, Johnny Swan and wife Glenda and Billy Mark Swan, all of Hamburg; four daughters, Linda Maxwell of Crossett, Patsy Woods and husband Jim of Crossett, Paula Morris and husband Bill of Casper, WY, and Janet Toon and husband Ronnie of Crossett; a brother, Harvey Poe of Hamburg; a sister, Iva Kate Swan of Hamburg; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Lula Kate Coulter Norrell; a sister, Evely Norrell Johnson and three brothers, Louis, Bill and Bud Wayne Norrell.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jonathan Pannell, John Allen Swan, Shane Carpenter, Bobby Swett, John Paul Swett, Jeff Norrell and Eric Sansing. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Charles Edward "Todd" Witherington

Charles Edward "Todd" Witherington, 61, of Fort Worth, TX, died Friday, June 10, 2005. Born August 21, 1943, in Alexandria, LA, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1961 and received a BS in business administration from the University of Arkansas-Monticello. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and worked in insurance and bonds and held various executive positions until his retirement.

Survivors include one daughter, Paige Witherington Amato and her husband, Jim; two sons, Charles Edward "Todd" Witherington Jr. and wife Lynn and Tyler Knight Witherington; two brothers, John Witherington and Bobby Joe Witherington; two sisters, Jayne Burnett and Sue Trost; and one grandson, Andrew Amato.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Hays Witherington and Margaret Nell Witherington.

A memorial service was scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, in the drawing room of Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home. Burial was to follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

June 22

Robert J. "Bob" Luker

Robert J. "Bob" Luker, 63, of Monticello died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born November 23, 1941, in Lake Village to J. B. and Iner Mae Ellis Luker, he was the owner and operator of Southern Home Pest Control and was a member of Monticello Baptist Temple Church. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and was president of Hamburg Lodge No. 7. He held a state office for one year, always took a week's vacation to help with the Woodmen Youth Camp, and was named Mr. Woodmen one year.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Brenda Cox Luker; one son, Hale Luker of Monticello; one brother, Ralph Luker and wife Carol of Bryant; one nephew, Mitch Luker of Little Rock; and one niece, Dana Dungan of Wisconsin.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 20, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Rev. Gary Jordan officiating. Burial was at Cleveland Cemetery in Ashley County. Pallbearers were Hale Luker, David Murray, Dewel Williamson, Len Brockwell, David Denson and Jerod Williamson. Honorary pallbearers were Nick Denson, Bill Moore, Marvin Baker, Raymond McGaughey, Nathaniel Denson, John Martin, Billy Wayne Johnson, Charles Berryman and Danny Hill. Memorials may be made to Monticello Baptist Temple Church or BEAMS.

Mr. T. J. Stanley

Mr. T. J. Stanley, 80, of Hamburg died Thursday, June 16, 2005 at his residence outside Hamburg. A native and life long resident of Hamburg, he retired from Georgia-Pacific in 1987 after over 30 years of service and was a member of the Eden Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Clellis Ellis Stanley of Hamburg; three sons, Larry Stanley and wife Linda, Danny Stanley and wife Sherry, all of Hamburg, and James Stanley and wife Karen of Monticello; a sister, Floy White of Hamburg; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Stanley, in 1996; his parents, Ebb and Clara Shelton Stanley; two brothers, Elmer and Elvin Stanley and a sister, Earlene Gray.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the Eden Baptist Church with Revs. Lane Amos, Mike Titsworth and Jimmy Albrecht officiating. Burial followed services at the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers were Glendal, Hershall, Roma, Jerry and Greg Stanley and Tony Streeter. Honorary pallbearers were E.C. Shelton, J. M. Sawyer, Ronnie Pennington, Buddy Ellis and Roger White. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

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

Eva Grace Walser

Eva Grace McKay Walser, 88, of Hamburg died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born December 31, 1916, to Dewitt and Mary Helen Hattaway McKay in Olla, LA, Mrs. Walser was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of God. She loved to read and do crossword puzzles and was active as a Sunday school teacher at her church and was in the ladies auxiliary.

Survivors include four sons, Jimmy Walser of Crossett, Byron Walser of Modesto, CA, Johnny Walser and David Walser, both of Hamburg; one daughter, Jeannette Kilcrease of Hamburg; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Obie Walser and a son, Bobby Michael Walser.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, at the First Church of God with Bro. Karvin Adams officiating. Pallbearers were to be Joey Kilcrease, Shawn Bates, Casey Kilcrease, Philip Harville, Don Kelley, and Scutter Kilcrease.

Interment was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

June 29

Charles Lavell Brown

Charles Lavell Brown, 39, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of El Dorado and a Crossett resident for the past seven years, he was a 1983 graduate of El Dorado High School and was employed by the Georgia Pacific plywood mill.

Survivors are three sons, Corvin Brown of Bastrop, LA, Javen Brown of Crossett and Jakoi Morgan of El Dorado; three daughters, Audrenette Johnson of Bastrop, Meria Carter of El Dorado and Courtney McGhee of Oakland, CA; his mother, Linda J. Howard of El Dorado; his father, Willie Charles Brown of Magnolia; six brothers, Michael and wife Shatetha Brown of Lawton, OK, Mitchell and wife Tonya Brown of Baton Rouge, LA, Marcus and wife Angela Brown of Little Rock, and Steve and wife Nakia Brown, Eric and wife Sharon Brown and Floyd McGhee, all of El Dorado; and three sisters, Tracey Holden of Crossett, Barbara and husband Tracey Jameson of El Dorado and Sandra Brown of Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charlie and Hattie Brown, and his maternal grandparents, Frank and Lillian Howard.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m on Wednesday, June 29, in the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jasper Mays officiating with visitation from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers were to be Greg Parks, Darby Webb, Lloyd Williams, Raphael Adkins, Anthony Johnson and Danny Lowe. Honorary pallbearers were to be Larry Boston and John Metcalf. Burial was to follow services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery.

Ruby Lee Maxwell Clark

Ruby Lee Maxwell Clark, 57, of Crossett died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born October 30, 1947, in Crossett to James D. and Erma Carter Maxwell, she was a homemaker and a Methodist. She enjoyed crafts, fishing, reading and writing.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Clark; one son, Jesse D. Clark and wife Cari; one daughter, Tamara R. Lieber and husband Danny; her mother, Erma Carter Maxwell; one brother, James B. Maxwell, all of Crossett; one sister, Erma Bennett and husband Frankie of Spearsville, LA; four grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessica, Alex and Melonee; two step-grandchildren, Amanda and Daniel; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Maxwell.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Crossett with Donald Stafford officiating. Burial was to follow at Crossroads Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 West Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655, or to the American Cancer Society.

Ryan Alex Craig

Ryan Alex Craig, 16, of Hamburg died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Ryan was a resident of Milo community outside Hamburg for the past year and was a resident of Crossett for 15 years. A student at Hamburg High School who was going to into the tenth grade, he was a member of the school choir, the Milo Hunting Club and Egypt Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Tony and Lisa Posey Craig; a sister, Emily Craig; his grandparents, Jesse "Shorty" and Mary Stanley Craig, all of Hamburg, and Robert and Billie Abbott Burns of Crossett, his great-grandmothers, Madie Stanley of Midland, TX, and Gebernia Posey of Sparkman; three uncles, Stan Craig and Micky Craig of Hamburg and Troy Posey of Crossett; an aunt, Teresa Thornton of Warren and a host of cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather and great-grandparents, Charles Posey, Dewey Posey, Nat Stanley and Jesse and Allie Craig.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 23, in the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Buddy Boykin and Dale Crumby officiating. Burial followed services in the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie and Terry Livingston, Wayne and Phillip Allen, Troy Posey and Derek Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers were his classmates. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church Youth Fund, 346 Ashley Road 470 West, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Willa Dean Henslee

Willa Dean Henslee, 85, of Hamburg died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Pangburn, a resident of Hamburg and Fountain Hill for many years and a former resident of Arkansas City, she was a retired nurse's aide and business owner and a member of the Church of Christ in Crossett for many years.

She is survived by a son, Udell Henslee and wife Edna of Hamburg; a daughter, Linda Harris and husband Gail of Springfield, AR; two brothers, Colin Brogan of Hot Springs and Kenneth Brogan of Romance; a sister, Syble Rogers of Bald Knob; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. C. Henslee, in 1982; a son, Marvin Henslee, in 2001; a daughter, Mattie Cunningham, in 2001; and her parents, William and Mattie Breshears Brogan.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, in the Church of Christ in Crossett with Bros. Dickey Chance, Lane Amos and Mark Mosher officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Darrell, Donald, Marvin, Keith and Marshall Henslee, Dane Cunningham, Tommy and Jason Burch and Shannon Stephens. Honorary pallbearers were to be Kenneth Bolin and Hoyt Cunningham. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace, 65, of Monticello died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Drew Memorial Hospital. Born March 6, 1940 in Hamburg, he was associate professor of accounting at the University of Arkansas-Monticello and a Certified Public Accountant. He was a deacon of Pauline Baptist Church and had been church treasurer since 1969.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Sue Locke Wallace of Monticello; two sons, Robert Wallace and wife DeeAnn of Henderson, TX, and Russell Wallace and wife Lacie of Monticello; one daughter, Rhonda Huffman and husband Brad of San Antonio, TX; his mother, Edna Louise Riley Wallace of Hamburg; two sisters, Nancy Bryant of Idabell, OK, and Edna Mae Carlton of DeQueen; and six grandchildren, Kyler, Guy, Isaac, Luke, Rett and Annabel. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy R. Wallace.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in the Pauline Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello with Revs. Buddy Lemons, Larry Clements and John Saunders officiating. Pallbearers were to be Lyndel Erwin, Jim Eoff, Gary Outlaw, Doyle Rodgers, Dave Barringer, Ronnie Collins, Reginald Glover and James Cathey. Honorary pallbearers were to be the deacons of the Pauline Baptist Church, and members of Phillips Hunting Club and Willing Workers Sunday School Class. Burial was to follow services at the Promise Land Cemetery.

Visitation was planned for 6-8 p.m Tuesday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.

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