April 7

Bettye Sue Ward Doss

Bettye Sue Ward Doss, 62, of Conroe, TX, died Friday, March 19, 2010, in Conroe. Born in Hamburg on March 19, 1948, she was a housewife.

Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Doss Sebesta and husband Jeff of Conroe; sons, Durwood L. Doss, II, and wife Renee of Montgomery and Chadley Doss and wife Nicole of Conroe; grandchildren, Candice Sebesta, Brittany Sebesta, Belle Doss, Charles Sebesta, Ellie Doss and Madison Hicks; a brother, L. W. Ward; and sister, Lucille Ward. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Durwood L. Doss; her mother, Lucy Lamb Ward; her father, George Ward; a sister, Jean Ebarb; a brother, Willard Ward; and a son, Bradley Doss.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, at 3 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home colonial chapel with Pastors Alan Clayton and Raymond McDonald officiating in Conroe.

Burial followed at the Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eddie Lopez, Cody Turpin, Donnie Keener, Chad Neal, Scooter Lopez, Carlos Holguin, Gary Bickley and Matt Bickley. Guest book at www.dignitymemorial.com.

Lucille Goodwin

Lucille Goodwin, 87, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 29, 2010, at her home in Crossett. A native of Dermott and a resident of Crossett for the past 59 years, she was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church where she sang with the New Bethel Senior Choir. She was a member of New Bethel Mission Ministry #1 and a deaconess and loved cooking.

She is survived by one son, Albert J. Goodwin, Jr., and wife Cynthia of Crossett; four grandchildren, Micheal Goodwin-Pulmer, Michelle Robinson, Chauncey Goodwin and Tavae J. "T.J." Goodwin; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Jefferson "AJ" Goodwin; her parents, Frank and Louise Williams Randolph; and 14 siblings.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Radford, Jr. officiating. Pallbearers were James and Solomon Phifer, Andra Webb, Jimmy Thorthon, Byron Nelson, and Kelvin Durby. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons and nephews. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. See www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Margie Jones Maxwell

Margie Jones Haynes Maxwell, 73, of Hamburg died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at her residence. A native of Parkdale, a resident of Hamburg since 1982 and a former resident of Wilmot, she was a farmer and beautician for many years and owned and had operated Sawyer's Steak House since 1997. A member of the Church of the Redeemer, she loved to hunt, fish and garden.

She is survived by a son, Mark Haynes and wife Becky of Hamburg; three daughters, Mary Lynn Hearn of West Monroe, LA, Katherine "Tuffy" Higginbotham and husband Frank and Emily Johnson of Hamburg; a brother, J.W. Jones and wife Mary of Jackson, MS; three sisters, Louise Holiday and husband John of Pineville, LA, Linda Myers and husband L. D. of Hamburg and Glenda Lambert and husband Dock of Raymond, MS; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friends, Clayton Haynes, the father of her children, Robert Maxwell and the employees of Sawyers Steak House. She was preceded in death by her parents, Scott & Agnes Hayes Jones; and a brother, Jack Jones.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, April 5, at the Church of the Redeemer with Rev. Bob Whiteley officiating. Burial was at the Beech Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Matt Gilliam, Jimbo Gilliam, Eddie Black, Michael Gourley, Donald Sadler and Randy Tomerlin. Honorary pallbearers were Buck Law, James Robinson, Bill Cason, Bobby Martin, Freddie Martin, Bobby Davis, Don Kelly, Jerry Barnes, Steve Hartshorn, Steve Simmons, Richard Byrd, Sammy Wallace and David Wesson.

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

Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Anna Mae Nichols

Anna Mae "Granny" Nichols, 78, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Born on September 22, 1931, in Falls City, TX and moving to Crossett in 1955, Mrs. Nichols was an active member of First Baptist Church of Crossett for over 50 years, a third grade Sunday School teacher for over 15 years and was a member of Baptist Women from 1956 until its last meeting in March. She also loved participating in the Golden Voices Choir.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Cantley and husband Joe and Linda McDougald and husband Benny, all of Crossett; three sisters, Margaret Lee, Gladys Niemietz and Betty Lind and husband Rudy; one aunt, Ruth Littrell, all of San Antonio, TX; four grandchildren, Michelle Cantley Mills and husband Mike of Little Rock, and Paul McDougald and wife Paula and Wes McDougald and wife Ashley, all of Crossett, and Natalie Cantley Gosdin and husband Jonathan of Texarkana; and six great-grandchildren, Julia Grace McDougald, Cantley Gosdin, Jackson Mills, Grant McDougald, Ryne Gosdin and Hadley McDougald; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends. Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Doyle Kenneth "Nick" Nichols; her mother, Betty Kolodziej; and a great-grandson, Thomas Gabriel McDougald.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, April 2, at the First Baptist Church with Bros. Jimmie Lewis and Jamie Staley officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Cantley, Benny McDougald, Mike Mills, Paul McDougald, Wes McDougald, Jonathan Gosdin, John C. Allen and Alexander Lind. Burial followed at the McFarland Cemetery in Banks under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

The family requests any memorials be made to the Lottie Moon Mission offering at First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Obituaries Published April 14

Jimmie Andrews

Jimmie Andrews, 93 of Crossett died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Marion, LA, and a resident of Crossett for 45 years, he was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Betty Cason Andrews; two sons, Louis Willie Andrews of Forney, TX, and Bobby Andrews of Desoto, TX; two brothers Troy Lee Andrews of Monroe, LA, and Joseph Andrews of Urbana; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lou Della Woven Andrews; his parents, Prince James "PJ" and Millie Warren Andrews; four brothers, James, Travis, Robert Charles, and W.C. Andrews; two sisters, Lizzie Andrews and Estelle Andrews Randall; and one son, Jimmy Lee Andrews.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, April 16, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse L. Radford, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers are Bobby Ray Brown, Joseph Andrews, Ronland Cook, Jerron Cook, Terry Andrews and Deshon Barnes. Burial will follow at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook at cromwellfuneral-home.net.

Calvin James Brown

Calvin James Brown, 45, of Wilmot died Sunday, April 4, 2010, in Eudora. He was a lifelong resident of Wilmot, an oxygen checker for Bayou Self Bass Fish Farm and a member of Union Baptist Church in Wilmot.

He is survived by three sons, Calvin James Brown, Jr., of Wilmot, Otis Carolina of Kansas City, MO, and Kendale Brown of Eudora; two daughters, Markisohn and husband Clifford Edwards and Laquianda Brown of Bossier City, LA; five brothers, Hosey and wife Kathay Brown, Johnny Mack and wife Jean Brown and Billy Ray and wife Dorothy Brown, all of Crossett, Donnie Brown of Pine Bluff and Donald Brown of Wilmot; four sisters, Daisey Stokes of Los Angeles, CA, Carolyn Stanley and Mary McAdoo of Wilmot and Gerdie and husband Kenneth Goodwin of Gary, IN; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Dora Smith Brown; three brothers, Willie, Jr., Lee Edward and Tommie Brown; and one sister, Janie Mae Robinson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Union Baptist Church with Rev. David Green officiating. Pallbearers were Darren McAdoo, Randy Brown, Troy Stanley, Jr., James Curry, Lamar Robinson and Stanley James. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Wilmot High School Class of 1983.

Burial followed services at the Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Mattie Sadler

Mattie Sadler, 90, of Portland died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi. A native of Chicot County and a resident of Portland for most of her life, she was a homemaker; a member of the Portland United Methodist Church and an active member of the Portland Independent Club where she served as the secretary and treasurer for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Clifton Sadler of Portland; two sons, Richard Sadler and wife Judy of Portland and Roger Sadler and wife Shirley of Parkdale; two daughters, O'Leada Moyers and husband Danny of Crossett and Kathy Hill and husband Dean of Hamburg; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Curtis Sadler and an infant son; her parents, Tom and Annie Owens Fuller; a brother and a sister

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 10, at the Portland United Methodist Church with Rev. Terri Lynn Bunnell officiating. Burial followed at the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were George Moyers, Bill Moyers, Michael Sadler, Donald Sadler, Terry Sadler, Dea Hill, Josh Brooks and Max Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Grimes, Stanton Veazey, Bill Wilson, Tommy Moyers and George Wilson.

Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 174, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Michael Wayne Schoonover

Funeral services for Michael Wayne Schoonover, 64, of Huttig were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Litroe Baptist Church near Marion, LA, with Bros. Loyd Townsend and Jessie Foster officiating. Burial was to be at Union Cemetery.

A native of West Monroe, LA, he had lived in Huttig since 1998. He served his country in the U. S. Air Force and U. S. Army. He was an employee of Georgia Pacific for 25 years, a member of Litroe Baptist Church and loved camping and fishing with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gloria Greenfield Schoonover of Huttig; a son, Kevin Wayne Schoonover of Huttig; two daughters, Sondra Lynn Hamilton of Crossett and Brittney Wren Gathright and husband, Jared of Huttig; two sisters, Cathy Meyers and husband William of La Grangeville, NY, and Debra Schoonover of Wichita, KS.; and five grandchildren, Colby Williams, Savannah Hamilton, Warren Hamilton, Madison Gathright and Natalie Gathright. Preceding him in death were his parents, Curtis Wayne & Betty Virginia Schoonover, a sister, Sondra Schoonover and a brother, Richard Schoonover.

Pallbearers were to be Jared Gathright, Kenny R Carpenter, Jay Griffith, Glen Carpenter, Zachary Griffith and Richard Dees. Services are by Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville, LA. Online messages may be sent to the family at www.farrarfh.com.

Helen Marie Sturdivant

Helen Marie Sturdivant, 86, of Crossett died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Cherry Ridge Guest Care in Bastrop, LA. Born on October 11, 1923, in Mist to Walter and Ada Pittman Roberts, Mrs. Sturdivant was a homemaker and a member of Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors are two sons, James Sturdivant and wife Betty of Pine Bluff and Floyd Sturdivant and wife Diane of Orange, TX; two daughters, Mary Stell and husband Robert of Seward, NE, and Sue Nolan of Crossett; an honorary son, Bruce Sturdivant of Truth or Consequences, NM; one sister, Ann McNeil of Vidor, TX; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Sturdivant.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, at Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Roy Grantham and Don Justice officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Tony Nolan, Bobby Stell, Hunter Rice, Michael Sturdivant, Gary Topping, Randall McCloy and Aaron Coody. Burial followed at the Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church, 120 E. Church Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Nickol Evelyn Williams

Nickol Evelyn Williams, 85, of Arkadelphia died Thursday, April 8, 2010, in Malvern. Born June 3, 1924, in Ashley County, the daughter of Reuben and Belle Haynes Smith, she was a retired secondary school teacher in the Arkadelphia School System, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and several other educational organizations and was a member of First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia. She was the widow of Stephen Brunce Williams, Jr.

Survivors include two sons, David Paul Williams of Natchez, MS, and Marc Stephen Williams of Lawton, OK; one sister, Laverne Stephenson of Tuscaloosa, AL; two grandchildren, Melanie Williams-Mangold of Germany and Heather Nicole Williams of Natchez; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Ten Mile Cemetery near Lonsdale with Pastor Wade Overturf officiating with arrangements by Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Sign on line guest book at www.ruggleswilcox.com.

Obituaries Published April 21

Bobby Carroll Courtney, Jr.

Bobby Carroll "Cary" Courtney, Jr., 43, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at UAMS in Little Rock. Cary was born on September 28, 1966, to Bobby Carroll Courtney, Sr., and Patricia Lee Jenkins Courtney in Crossett. He was a welder, loved to fish and hunt and grew up attending Beulahland Assembly of God.

Survivors include a son, Micah Steven-Paul Courtney; a daughter, Kaylan Suzanne Courtney, both of Garland, TX; a brother, Dirk Courtney and wife Laura of Crossett; two nieces, Stacey Courtney and Cathe Courtney Bennett; and two nephews, D.J. and Jonny Courtney, all of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Paul and Nadine Jenkins and Steve and Verdell Courtney.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Reverend Larry Hickman officiating. Pallbearers were Brad Courtney, Mike Matthews, Brad Lott, Jason Wilkins, Casey Oden and Bubba Carter. Micah Steven-Paul Courtney was an honorary pallbearer. Burial followed at Crossroads Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Jewel Dixon Crouch

Jewel Dean Dixon Crouch, 72, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, April 14, 2010. The daughter of Henry and Dora Campbell Dixon, she was born on June 20, 1937, in England. Jewel was an avid flower gardener, known for her beautiful flowers, and loved baking homemade bread and candies for friends and neighbors. Her other hobbies included fishing, quilting, woodworking and playing the guitar and mandolin. In her earlier years, she coached women's softball teams and was one of the few women certified to umpire slow-pitch softball.

Survivors include four daughters, Debbie Osborne of Benton, Lisa Guin and husband Mark of Crossett, Dora Perez and husband Sam of Ore City, TX, and Linda Crouch and husband Hank of Bigelow; two step-sons, James Crouch and Buddy Crouch, both of North Little Rock; four brothers, Kenneth Dixon of Millington, TN, Loy Dixon and James Dixon of Crossett and Billy Dixon of Springdale; seven sisters, Laverne Massey of Little Rock, Mildred Bays, Barbara Smith and Pam Hipp of Crossett, Betty Kinnison of Jacksonville, Mary Thomas of Memphis, TN, and Alice Russell of North Little Rock; seventeen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Crouch; her parents; an infant great-grandson, Bentlee Bryan Hill; one sister, Faye Dixon; and one brother, Robert Dixon.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, April 16, at the North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Kinnison, Matthre Hazlett, David Wells, Hank Brason, Gary Massey and Freddie Hipp, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were James Crouch, Buddy Crouch, Charles Donaldson and Ty Smith.

Burial followed at the Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the Springhill Baptist CARTI Association of Little Rock Guest book at. www.jonesservice.com.

Jerry Grigsby, Jr.

Jerry Lynn Grigsby, Jr., 48, of Cabot, formerly of Malvern, died at his home on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with health complications due to being paralyzed. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on September 25, 1961, to Jerry Lynn Grigsby, Sr., and Linda Atkins Grigsby, he graduated from Malvern High School and was an All-American high school football player in 1979-1980. He attended the University of Texas and played football for the Longhorns. He worked in a family business until his accident in 1990. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Malvern.

Survivors include his daughter, Allison Rose Grigsby of Cabot; his parents, Jerry and Linda Grigsby of Hamburg; his brothers, John Grigsby of Conway, and James Grigsby and wife Terri and niece Emily Marie Grigsby of Cabot; and his grandmother, Voncille Atkins of Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Warren and Ada Grigsby, and Reginald Buster Atkins.

Visitation will be from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church in Malvern. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., on Saturday, April 24, at the Presbyterian Church in Athens, Louisiana.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rod Beason, Simon Brookout, Dr. Charles Carttar, Robert Cearley, David Grace, Herman Grayer, Dr. Jay Holland, Eric Johnson, Ray Jones, Douglas McCrary, Lowell Nicholas, Lane Pittard, Dan Robinson, and Wayne Wenger.

The family suggests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 127 East Page Avenue, Malvern, Arkansas 72104, or the Boys and Girls Club, West Moline Street, Malvern, Arkansas. Online guest book at jafunkfuneralhome.com.

Ray Ford

Ray Ford, 88, of Crossett died Friday, April 9, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was retired from the Georgia Pacific paper mill and was a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by one son, Cleatis Ford of Milwaukee, WI;, one daughter, Clara Ford of Seattle, WA; one sister, Emma Lee Cummins of Oakland, CA; three grandchildren and a host other relatives, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by one son, Keith Ford; his parents, Rich and Clara Ford; two brothers, Allen and Matthew Ford; and two sisters, Evora Hicks and Ruth Williams.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Tyrone A. Broomfield, officiating. Pallbearers were Leroy Patton, Izell Block, Elbert Ray Gibbs, Tony Ray Williams, Robert Baldwin and Robert Williams. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Mary Jenkins Houston

Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Houston, 89, of Carrollton, GA, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, April 12, 2010. Born on November 2, 1920, in Crossett to William Benjamin and Mary Ophelia Wilkenson Jenkins, Mrs. Houston was an office manager, homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star and First United Methodist Church of Crossett. Mrs. Houston was preceded in death by her husband, David Foy Houston.

Survivors include two sons, David E. Houston of Mt. Dora, FL, and Bill Houston and wife Clatie of Roopville, GA; three grandchildren, Jennifer Bryant, Holly Leighanne Williams and Colby Houston; and seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, Logan and Will Bryant, Gracie, Garrett and Macie Williams and Jordan Houston.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Dr. Russell Moore officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Ellis Lowe

Memorial services for Ellis Lowe, 56, of Douglas, GA, are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church on West Long Avenue in Hamburg with a repast at the church’s fellowship hall.

He died April 10, 2010. He was a resident of Hamburg for 29 years and a retired veteran, construction worker, and truck driver.

He is survived by four sons: Darwin and wife Felissa Lowe of Kenner, LA, and Ellis Lowe. Jr., Victor K. Lowe and Daniel Lowe, all of Douglas; two daughters, Janice Lowe of Hamburg and Jaquavnta Lowe of Douglas; one sister: Maxcine and husband James Prewitt of Hamburg; seven brothers-in-law and ten grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Rev. Flanders Lowe and Lovie Collins Lowe; four sisters, Pearlie Watson, Ruthie Mae Freeman, Lucille Heard and Linell Banks; and two brothers, James Henry (John) Bridges and Willie Bridges Jr. Funeral services were held in Douglas, GA last week.

Kathy Farmer Rowe

Kathy Anne Farmer Rowe, 54, of Crossett died Friday, April 16, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on December 29, 1955, in Crossett to Alfred B. and Annetta Townsend Farmer, Mrs. Rowe was an elementary teacher for the Crossett Public Schools and a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Amber Rowe of Crossett; a step-son, Larry Rowe, Jr., of Huffman, TX; a brother, Gary Farmer of Crossett; two step-brothers, Glenn Douglas and Mark Douglas, both of Hamburg; and one step-sister, Lisa Allison of Crossett.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18, at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Don Justice and Jody Gannaway officiating. Pallbearers were Greg Sivils, Greg Kelley, Jimmy Baker, Tony Brantley, Clyde Hammil and Byron Walker. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, 2203 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635. www.jonesservice.com.

Obituaries Published April 28

Bobby Burchfield

Bobby Burchfield, 77, of Crossett died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial in Memphis, TN. Born December 29, 1932, to the late Frank Bynum and Bertha Jordan Burchfield, he served in the United States Marine Corps and worked many years for Georgia Pacific. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Ann Ratliff and husband Kerry of Millington, TN, and Brenda Hill of Gatesville, TX; two brothers, Olen Burchfield of Zachary, LA, and Jackie Burchfield of Crossett; one sister, Becky Pritchett of Simsboro, LA; five grandchildren, April Deer and husband William, Bobby Hill, Missy Ratliff, T.K. Ratliff, and Ashley Hill; and two great-grandchildren, Austin and Landon Deer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Burchfield; and a sister, Patsy Ann Ray.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Dr. Wilton Wall officiating. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park. www.jonesservice.com.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lawrence Dee Carter, Sr.

Lawrence Dee Carter, Sr., 81 of Crossett died Friday, April 23, 2010, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born on April 9, 1929, in Hamburg to the late Jefferson Eugene and Lela Golden Burchell Carter. Mr. Carter served in the National Guard and was a Baptist, a master carpenter and master plumber. He loved to work with wood, happy to build anything from a house to carving and building furniture, antique cars, birdhouses and crafts and enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and trips to his camp on the Saline River.

Survivors include his wife, Tressie Allene Carter of Crossett; one daughter, Carol Rickman and husband Dennis of Crossett; two grandsons, David Rickman and wife Traci of Crossett and Dr. Robert Todd Rickman of Shreveport, LA; two great-grandchildren, Courtney and Brady; two sisters, Barbara Feagin of Columbia, SC, and Donnie Craig of Bakersfield, CA; and one brother, Raymond Carter of Cottage Grove, OR. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Lawrence Dee Carter, Jr.; one sister, Vivian Carter; and four brothers, Billy Joe, Curtis, James, and Kenneth Carter.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. David Young officiating. Burial was to follow at the Carter Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Elizabeth Gray

Elizabeth Gray, 90, of Crossett died Friday, April 23, 2010, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crosset. Ms. Gray was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church where she served as an usher for over 42 years.

She is survived by one son, James "Pap" Smith of Crossett; one daughter, Betty Jo Smith of Crossett; 19 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and 35 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dove and Ophelia Collins-Pippen; her husband, Robert Gray; one son, Thomas Lee Smith; one stepson, George Smith; and three sisters, Tommie Mae Jackson, Rose Lee Cooke, and Gertrude Wimberly.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse L. Radford, Jr., officiating. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Anthony Wood, Dorford Williams, Thomas Sanders, Earnest Sanders, Jr., Michael Jackson, and Tony Ray Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be City Wide Ushers. Burial will be at the Westview Cemetery in Crossett. Guestbook at cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Mary Warren Hollis

Mary Alice Warren Hollis, 67 of Crossett died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at her home. Born on December 20, 1942, in Orange, Texas, to the late Luther and Lucille Newton Warren, Mrs. Hollis was a retired administrative officer for Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge where she was employed for 27 years and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church where she was in charge of the nursery. She enjoyed reading and traveling with the Young at Heart Group from her church.

Survivors include her husband, Roe Hollis of Crossett; two sons, Johnnie Hollis and wife Joan of North Little Rock and Danny Hollis of Crossett; one daughter, Melissa Hill and husband Dale of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Maloree Hollis of Hamburg and Johnna Hollis of North Little Rock; three sisters, Paulette Eubanks of Bastrop, LA, Wanda Shrock of Oak Grove, LA, and Debbie Barton of Point Blank, Texas.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge and David Tohlen officiating. Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church Bus Fund, 1533 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635.

Carivine Paskel

Carivine Paskel, 84, of Hamburg died Monday, April 19, 2010, at the Arkansas Convalescent Center in Pine Bluff. She was a life long resident of Hamburg, a homemaker, and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

She is survived by six sons, L.V. "Buddy" and wife Carolyn Paskel of Crossett, Jimmy Paskel and Steven and wife Angela Paskel of Pine Bluff, Limmy Earl Paskel of Parkdale, and Troy and Charles and wife Pamela Paskel of Hamburg; six daughters, Eunice Williams of Detroit, MI, Cora Hubbert of Chicago, IL, Gloria Allen and Emma and husband Larry Wright of Little Rock, Ruby Putney of Crossett and Lowandia and husband Carnel Williams of Pine Bluff; six brothers, Samuel and wife Jessie Mae Jenkins, Mack and wife Louella Jenkins, Searcy and wife Mary Jenkins, Bishop Marvin and wife Jessie Jenkins, all of Hamburg, Dorchester Jenkins of Gary, IN, and Willie and wife Mary Jenkins, of Madison, IN; 51 grandchildren, 102 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. G. "Peter" Paskel; one son, Cornelius Paskel; her parents, Mack and May Bell King Jenkins; four brothers Paul, Letell, Berman, and Jesse Jenkins; and two sisters May Ella Barnett and Virdell Jenkins.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W.R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Curtis Howard, Michael Washington, Lonnie Walker, Stedrick Putney, Clarence Watkins and Christopher Tatum. Burial followed at the Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg, AR. Online guestbook www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Jerry Mac Pennington

Jerry Mac Pennington, 63, of Crossett died Monday, April 26, 2010, at his home. Born on January 20, 1947, to Phillip Delton and Jayne Elizabeth Kelley Pennington in Crossett, Mr. Pennington was employed at Georgia Pacific as an E & I Tech and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Dean Pennington of Crossett; one son, Ceth Pennington of Hot Springs; three daughters, Felishia Nolley of Hot Springs, Angie Moffatt and husband Jim of Crossett and Mollie Ozment and husband Dennis of Quincy, IL; two brothers, Phillip Pennington and wife Janice of Crossett and Bobby Pennington and wife Sadie of Hamburg; one sister Colen Burke and husband Laron of Crossett; and thirteen grandchildren, Aaron Nolley, Lauren Nolley, Madison Nolley, Josh Moffatt, Evie Moffatt, Ashton Pennington, Stephanie Pennington, Whitney Pennington, Cole Pennington, Hannah Pennington, Jonathon Pennington, Katie Ozment, and Jack Ozment.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday April 28, at the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Bros. L.H. McCullough and Jamie Staley officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Ozment, Jim Moffatt, James Nolley, Jon Ousley, Josh Moffatt, Aaron Nolley and Ashton Pennington. Honorary pallbearers are E&I utilities of Georgia Pacific. Burial will follow at Crossroads cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Visitation will be 5 9 p.m. on Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Crossett.

Terry Isaac Pittman

Terry Isaac Pittman, 56, of Catoosa, OK, formerly of Fountain Hill, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Tulsa Okla. Born November 26, 1953, at Montgomery, Ala, son of Isaac Turner Pittman and Nellie Carnley Pittman, he was a 1971 graduate of Fountain Hill High School. He was a Tulsa and Arkansas football fan, and enjoyed fishing, country dancing, casinos and barbecues.

On August 29, 1988, he married Deborah Fay Gilley in Las Vegas, Nev., who survives at their home in Catoosa, Okla. In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Philip Pittman and daughter-in-law Lindsey of Fort Gipson, Okla.; a daughter Teia Newberry and son-in-law Jeramy of Tulsa; sisters, Linda Thomason and brother-in-law Ed of New Madrid, Mo., Olivia Reed and brother-in-law Kendall of Springdale; and grandchildren, Kyliann Nichole and Korbin Ray Newberry of Tulsa. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was held Saturday, April 24, at Oak Grove Church in Broken Arrow, Okla., with Ed Thomason officiating. Burial was at Wofford Cemetery in Catoosa. Kennedy-Amis-Kennard Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements. Guest book at www.kakfs.com.

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