Tom Pat Cook
Tom Pat Cook, 87, of Crossett died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on February 14, 1923, in Texarkana to Sterling Dempsey and Lyde Hightower Cook, Mr. Cook was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. He had been employed as an accountant for the Crossett Lumber Co., Georgia Pacific and Louisiana Pacific, and retired as the owner of T. P. Cook Tax Service. He was also a former administrator of the Crossett Health Center (now Ashley County Medical Center) and served as a member of the Ashley County Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary. He was very active in the local community as a member of the Lions Club, Gideons International and Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce and was a founding member of the Wiggins Cabin Society. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, photography and was a ham radio operator. Mr. Cook was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Crossett where he was a past officer, Sunday school teacher, usher, and member of United Methodist Men.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Grace Cook of Crossett; one son, Joel Cook M.D. and wife Cheryl of Athens, GA; one daughter, Kay Lindsey and husband Danny of Malvern; four grandchildren, Patrick Cook and wife Melissa of Smyrna, TN, Laura Katharine Cook of Kenosha, WI, Christopher Cook of Smyrna, TN, and Sarah Kate Lindsey of Little Rock; and two great-grandchildren, Joel Patrick Cook III (Trip) and Madison Grace Cook.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, August 2, at the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Pallbearers were Burt Grubbs, Roddy Goodwin, Buddy Dean, Elray Wallis, Ben Johnson and Dan Kersey. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.
Ralph Manning, 88, of Crossett died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born May 18, 1922, in Strong to Jesse Elmer and Sallie Pauline Mitcham Manning, he retired from Georgia Pacific after 41 years of employment. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting and was a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, J. C. Manning and wife Genia Kay of Hamburg; one brother, Donald W. Manning of Marion, LA; three sisters, Faye Jackson and Shirley Hale of Marion, LA, and Dianne Schulz of Alvin, TX; three grandchildren, Jason Manning of Crossett, Paul Manning of Hamburg and Terry Barnes and husband James of Little Rock; and four great-grandchildren, Mason Manning, Kate Barnes, Cameron Barnes and Claire Barnes. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Nancy Vada Manning; his wife, Marie Elizabeth Defee Manning; and a son, Richard Manning.
Grave-side services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 3, at Union Cemetery near Sadie, LA, with Mickey Lane Manning officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were to be Jason Manning, Paul Manning, James Barnes, Mason Manning, Phillip Jackson and Dennis Schulz. www.jonesservice.com.
Roger Keith McGilton
Roger Keith McGilton, 79, of Hamburg died Sunday, August 1, 2010, at his residence. A native of Freeland, Arkansas, and a resident of Hamburg and Fountain Hill for most of his life, he was a veteran of the United States Army, a retired truck driver and a member of the Judson Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Roberts McGilton of Hamburg; four sons, Joe McGilton of Crossett, John McGilton of Hamburg, Randell McGilton of West Memphis and Ray McGilton of Hampton; three daughters, Alice Woods of Hamburg, Janie Walker of Bastrop, LA, and Charlotte Easley of West Memphis; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Tony Woods; his parents, Joe and Luna B. Ford McGilton; a brother, Raymond McGilton; and two sisters, Louise Harville and Virginia Jeffers.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, in the Judson Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Roy Craig and James Morris officiating. Burial was to follow at Judson Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be C. J. McGilton, Clayton McGilton, Josh Guyweski, Dane McCory, Dammon McGilton and Ernest Smith. Honorary pallbearers were to be Glen Lawson and Jessie Martin. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartsh.com.
Frances A. Morris
Frances Atkinson Morris, 82, of Harrison died on Friday, July 23, 2010, from complications of a stroke at Hospice of the Hills in Harrison. She was born November 23, 1927, and was the daughter of Oliver Mae and Sara Lou Atkinson of Dermott.
She graduated from Mount St. Mary's Academy in Little Rock and started her working life as a legal secretary in Dermott, and ten years later, she moved to Crossett where she began a successful career with Georgia-Pacific Corporation in sales and customer service. After retiring from Georgia-Pacific in 1982, she moved to Harlingen, TX. Her career in the Rio Grande Valley included working at the headquarters of the Confederate Air Force and for eight years as an award-winning membership manager for public television station KMBH. Her last job was as executive assistant for the city of Harlingen's Downtown Improvement District. Frances helped organize a new non-profit organization, The Valley Proud Environmental Council, and she was a member of the professional women's organization, Zonta Club of Harlingen, for many years. She was a hospice volunteer and a literacy center tutor while in south Texas.
Frances moved to Harrison in 2002 where she continued her volunteerism at the ER desk and the Thrift Shop of NARMC as an auxiliary member. She also helped with the Boone County Oral History project. She enjoyed Bunco, flower gardening, needlepoint and reading. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Harrison.
Survivors are two daughters, Judy Stroope and husband Sandy of Harrison and Rita Pogue and husband Steve of Hamburg; four grandchildren: Rob Stroope of Anchorage, AK, Billy Lochala of Bastrop, LA, Barbara Stroope of Conway and Jennifer Pruitt of Hamburg; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan Lochala and Allison Pruitt. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Exa Recker of Hoxie and Ruth Dodson of San Benito, TX, and her husband of 38 years, Robert M. Morris of Crossett.
A service was held at Holt Memorial Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the Ozark Humane Society, or Hospice of the Hills.
Marjorie M. Sivils
Marjorie Marinshaw Sivils, 77, of Crossett died Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Born on October 5, 1932, to Alfred Francis and Marjorie Alice Salladay Marinshaw in Cleveland, OH, Mrs. Sivils was a domestic engineer and a Catholic who loved attending Sunday School at First Baptist Church. She was a past president of the League of Women Voters, a Girl Scout leader for Troops 66 and 103, and the owner of The Sewing Basket in Crossett for 10 years.
Survivors include four daughters, Libby Caston and husband Terry of Russellville, Arlene Bates of Nashville, TN, Cheryl Towne and husband Bion of Reno, NV, and Kelley Howie and husband Curt of Crossett; one brother, Jack Marinshaw of Santa Clara, CA; two grandchildren, T. J. and Drew Watt; and two step-grandchildren, Patric & Cole Howie. Mrs. Sivils was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Thomas Earl Sivils.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 31, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Gene Howie and Father Chuma Ibebuike officiating. Pallbearers were Glen Howie, Fred Sivils, Bill Sivils, Ralph Doss, Mark Doss and Buddy Shaw. Honorary pallbearers were Doyle Sivils and Darrell White.
Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 904 Autumn Rd, Suite 500, Little Rock, AR 72211.
Izola Williams, 57, of Crossett died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Carnelius and wife Frances, Keith, and Angelo Williams; her mother, Addie B. Williams; four brothers, Glendale and Tony Ray Williams, all of Crossett, Earnest Williams of Kansas City, Kansas, and Robert Williams of Monroe, Louisiana; five sisters, Viola White, Marie Langstaff, Vastine Carter and husband Murlee, all of Crossett, Sherry Lynn Williams of Independence, Missouri, and Ressie Mae Williams of Portland, Oregon; eight grandchildren, Keith Williams, Jr., Joshua, Shyneika, Adrianna, DeAndra and Tyrell Williams and Autumn and Shydria Minniweather; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Angela Williams Manning; one brother, Larry Dale Williams; and her father: Booker T. Williams.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, August 2, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating. Active pallbearers were James Hampton, Johnny Ray Todd, Jimmy Thornton, Billy Reynolds, Johnny Lee Hampton, and Roy Langstaff, Sr. Honorary pallbearers were her nephews. Burial followed at the Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Randy H. Williamson
Randy H. Williamson, 43, of Lake Village died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at his home. He was born February 7, 1967, in Lake Village, the son of the late Homer Williamson and Glenda Harville Williamson Phillips and was a construction contractor and a Baptist.
Survivors are a step-son, Landon Derryberry of McGehee; his step-mother, Pearl Williamson of Hamburg; two brothers, Ed Phillips, Jr., of Crossett and Ronnie Williamson of Hamburg; two step-sisters, Kathy Richardson and Dianna Lynn Crawford, both of Hamburg; and five nephews and nieces, Cason and Cade Phillips, Kayla and Kyle Williamson and Austin Brown. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Ed Phillips, Sr., and by a step-sister, Debra Horn.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 3, at the First Baptist Church in Hamburg. Arrangements were by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.
Obituaries Published August 11
Lula Atkins, 95, of Crossett died Saturday, August 7, 2010, at her residence in Crossett. A native of Ingalls, she was a lifelong resident of Crossett and was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, T.J. Atkins.
She is survived by one son, Phil Williams; three daughters, Ammie Jean Johnson, Fannie Bell Sedberry, and Ethel Dean Williams, all of Crossett; 28 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 50 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Edward Williams and Darrel Atkins; her parents, Fred and Maggie Hargrave; two brothers, Floyd and Fred Edward Hargrave; five sisters, Ressie Carmical, Annie Heath, Jennie Partman, Ada Dupree, and Lena Hargrave; and one grandson, Carl Sawyer.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, August 13, at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Pastors Harrold White, III, and Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Active pallbearers are Manuel Boston, Andre Hollins, Patrick Hollins, Terrance Flucken, Anthony Lewis, Jr., and Kenny Ray Lewis. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Lewis, Sr., Charles Lewis, Jr., Anthony Lewis, Samuel Briggs, Greg Barker, Leon Thomas, Santario Scott, and Felton Tatum, Jr. Burial will be at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net
Kristi Machelle Doffitt
Kristi Machelle 'Krickette' Doffitt, 39, of Hot Springs died Thursday, August 5, 2010, in Hot Springs. A native of Bastrop, Louisiana, she was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God and loved gardening.
She is survived by one son, Zachary Land; one daughter, Samantha Stagg, both of Crossett; her father, Samuel Ray Henderson and wife Peggy of Crossett; her paternal grandmother, Beatrice Johnson of Hamburg; one brother, Steven Henderson and wife Amy of Crossett; two sisters, Mandie Buchner and husband Barry of Conway and Jennifer Watt of Crossett; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Roan Ryder; her maternal grandparents, James and Elma Roan; and her paternal grandfather, Rayford Johnson.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel. Active pallbearers are Cason Henderson, Kyler Buchner, Hunter Buchner, Zach Alexander, Shane Guthrie and Aaron Wright. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Oak Ridge, Louisiana. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Rev. Thomas L. Martin
Rev. Thomas L. Martin, 66, of Freeland, MI, died at his home on July 28, 2010. Born to Oliver and Grace Martin in Hamburg on January 10, 1944, he graduated from Hamburg High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ouachita Baptist University in 1966. He also attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He served for 24 years as the commissioned area missionary for the Bay Area Association of the Southern Baptist Convention, starting new churches and helping to meet the needs of Southern Baptist churches in an eight county area.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra K. Wheatley Martin; one son, Matt and wife Jennifer Martin; one daughter, Jamie and husband Brian Johnson; five grandchildren; his mother, Grace Parker Martin of Crossett; one brother, Glen and wife Mary Martin of Magnolia; three sisters, Joyce and husband Bernard Blocker of Jonesville, LA, Helen Robbins of Crossett and Deannie and husband Kenneth Johnson of Lake Village; and a sister in law, Billie K. Martin of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his father, a brother, Jimmy Martin; and a brother in law, LaVern Robbins.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at Sunrise Baptist Church in Midland, MI, with burial following at the Midland Cemetery.
Obituaries Published August 18
Cleazell Brown, 65, of Crossett died Thursday, August 5, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on October 17, 1944, to Cleotha "Click" and Vera Lee Holmes Brown in Crossett, he worked as a forklift operator at Caraustar for 18 years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed working part-time at Johnny's Pizza after retirement. He was a member of Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church where he was the president of the youth usher ministry.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Varita Maloney Brown of Crossett; one son, Davanta Brown of Crossett; two daughters, Vera Lynn Gallaway of Moreno Valley, CA, and Tracy L. Brown of Compton, CA; one brother, Charles Edward Brown and wife Cookie of Crossett; six sisters, Virginia N. Brown and husband Charles of Upper Marlboro, MD, Ruth Ann Brown, Latoria D. Brown and Dimetria LaShay Brown of Crossett and Billie Dove Willis and Billie Jean Brown of Strong; a host of special nieces and nephews including Bernita Brown Jones, Eloise Michelle Anner, Erika Charrette Guilford, Napoleon Brown, Marcus Brown, Charles A. Guilford, III, and William Willis; eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many more relatives and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Cedric Lemar Madison.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 12, at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Harold Box officiating. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.
Billy R. Carpenter
Billy R. Carpenter, 86, of Greenbrier died Sunday, August 15, 2010, at the Conway Regional Health Care Center in Conway. A native of Hamburg, a resident of Greenbrier for the past eight years and a former resident of Monticello and Hamburg, he was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, serving on the destroyer, USS Calcetara, during World War II. In 1945, he started his career with the Arkansas Power and Light Company and retired after 40 years of service.
He served as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Hamburg and later at Bono Baptist Church of Greenbrier. He loved hunting and fishing trips with friends, nephews, sons-in-law, preachers and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Hall Carpenter of Greenbrier; two daughters, Jeanette Sanderlin of Little Rock and Shirley Scallion and husband Mike of Greenbrier; a brother, Eugene Carpenter and wife Nancy of Port Nechas, Texas; a grandson, Jason Sanderlin and wife Lisa of Greenbrier; two granddaughters, Julie Deal and husband Jason of North Little Rock and Kara Griener and husband Jay of Greenbrier; seven great-grandchildren, Joel and Christian Webb, Will and Addison Sanderlin, Laney Deal and Peyton and Brody Griener. He also had a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Jeanette Shockley Carpenter; a sister, Tommie Mae Salko; two brothers, Thomas and Derwood Carpenter; and a son-in-law, Howard Sanderlin.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Garland Morrison and Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers are great-grandsons, Joel Webb, Christian Webb, Will Sanderlin and nephews, Ralph Hall, Jerry Watkins and Gerald Mercer. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Strong, Mike Higgs, Craig Young, Will Bradford, Owen Branch and Johnny Bell.
Memorials may be made to the Bono Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1158, Greenbrier, AR 72058; First Baptist Church in Hamburg, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646; the Hospice Home Care, Conway Office, 821 A N. Creek, Conway, AR 72032. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Caroline Patterson Moffatt
Caroline "Niney" Patterson Moffatt, 66, of Crossett died Sunday, August 15, 2010, at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born on August 16, 1943, to the late J. L. "Pat" and Faye Hardaway Patterson, Mrs. Moffatt worked as a clerk at Gammel's Pharmacy for a number of years and was a member of Hamburg Church of Christ.
Survivors include her sister, Patti Gammel and husband Billy of Crossett; three nephews, Mark Gammel of Crossett, Scott Gammel and wife Barbara of Pineville, LA, and Lane Gammel and wife Karen of Bothell, WA; two great-nieces, Amanda Gammel of Pineville and Carmen Gammel of Crossett; two great-nephews, Caleb Gammel of Pineville and Marshall Gammel of Crossett; and a dear friend, Billy Estelle of Crossett.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, at the Hamburg Church of Christ with Joe Sponaugle and Andy Shaw officiating. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Homes, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450.
Michael Wayne Pardon
Michael Wayne Pardon, 39, of Wilmot died Saturday, August 14, 2010, at the St. Francis Medical Center North in Monroe, Louisiana. A native of McGehee, a resident of Wilmot for many years and a former resident of Portland, he graduated from the Montrose Academy in 1989 and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He worked for Georgia Pacific Corporation's extrusion plant for the past two years and Top Cat Fisheries for 18 years. He was a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church and the Rainbow Hunting Club in Cominto and an avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by his wife, Leslie Cunningham Pardon of Crossett; a son, Garrett Pardon; a daughter, Lizzie Pardon, both of Hamburg; his mother, Linda Georgini Pardon of Wilmot; his father, Wayne Pardon of Hope; and two brothers, Larkin Tuggle of Portland and Dane Pardon of North Little Rock. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Santo & Florence "Wickie" Georgini and Louie and Jewel Weatherly and Lige Pardon.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 19, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial will be in the Wilmot Cemetery. Pallbearers are Billy Keith McDonald, Patrick Chapman, James Matthews, David Pennington, Albert Vail and Clayton Price. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Tomerlin, Drew Shields, Jamie Simms, Heath Cunningham, Larkin Tuggle, Josh Cunningham and Michael Murphy.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, AR 72202. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Casper Clyde Shelton
Casper Clyde "Pat" Shelton, 79, of Gilmer, Texas, formerly of Hamburg and Eudora, died Friday, August 13, 2010, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas.
Born September 7, 1930, in Eudora, he was a retired farmer and Army veteran of the Korean War, serving in Germany during his wartime service. He enjoyed his garden and enjoyed people stopping by and buying vegetables from him when he lived in Hamburg.
He is survived by two sons, Carl and Raymond Shelton of Texas; his twin brother, Kenneth Shelton of Lake Village; a sister, Flora Haley of Redfield; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jeannette Shelton; a daughter, Linda Wilson; three sisters, Irene Gray, Margie Hopkins and Jo McCullough; and a brother, Bill Shelton.
Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Sunday, August 15, at Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village. Burial followed at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Eudora.
Obituaries Published August 25
Jerry R. Barnes
Jerry R. Barnes, 73, of Hamburg died Friday, August 20, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and resident of Hamburg for most of his life, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1954 and from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1961. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Barnes worked in the trucking business for almost 50 years, starting by working for Arkansas Best Freight for 18 years. In 1981, he purchased Fairfield Trucking Company and moved it to Hamburg, and within the first year, he grew his company from one owner operator to over 30 and has over 200 drivers today. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamburg and was active in civic clubs in Hamburg.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Grant Barnes of Hamburg; a daughter, Diane Barnes of Bishop, Georgia; two sons, Andy Barnes and wife Rhonda of Hamburg and Jay Barnes of Austin, Texas; a brother, Michael V. Barnes of Georgetown, Texas; and two sisters, Susan (Sue) Marie Stell and Betty Cleo Murphy, both of Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, L. T. and Mary Elizabeth Regnier Barnes; six brothers, William Byrd Barnes, James C. Barnes Sr., Leonard Timothy Barnes, Jr., Robert Barnes, P.E. Barnes, Sr. and Carl Leslie Barnes.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 28, at the First United Methodist Church of Hamburg with Rev. David Moore officiating. Visitation will be after the service in the fellowship hall of the church. A private burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 202 S. Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the donor's charity of choice. Arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
S. J. "Jimmy" Clark
S. J. "Jimmy" Clark, 86, of Hamburg died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and a Baptist. He was the owner and operator of Deep South Construction Company, Inc., for 30 years. He was a member of the Associated General Contractors and served on the board of directors at Farmers Bank and Commercial Bank in Monticello and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved going to Woodstock Island in Mississippi to hunt and visit with his many friends and also traveled to Colorado and New Mexico to elk hunt.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Lee Kelley Clark of Hamburg; three daughters, Sandra Morton and husband Dickey and Susan Jasay of Hamburg and Kelley Jo Miles of Monticello; and seven grandchildren, Joseph, Jonathan, Julie and James Morton, Anna Jasay, Jodi and Joey Miles. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann "Prissy" Clark, in 2001; his parents, Velma and Kittie Riley Clark; a brother, Carroll Clark; and a sister, Mary Sue Clark.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 21, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial followed at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Sam Angel, Herman Hamilton, Eddie Richter, Mike Jasay, Randy Evans, Bobby Griffin, Frank Taylor and Don Hartley. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Woodstock Hunting Club.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Clyde M. Coleman
Clyde M. Coleman, 73, of Crossett died Monday, August 23, 2010, at his residence in Crossett. A native of Rosedale, Mississippi, and a resident of Crossett for most of his life, he was a Korean War veteran of the United States Air Force, a retired carpenter, a captain in the North Crossett Fire Department and a board member and former president of the Crossett Goodfellows. He and his wife were foster parents for many children.
He is survived by four daughters, Doris Bakke and Cheri Miller and husband Russ, of Crossett and Cheryl and Christine Coleman of New York; two sons, Thomas Coleman of Crossett and Anthony Coleman of New York; two brothers, Calvin Murphy of Winterville, Mississippi, and Lee Dunlap of McAdams, Mississippi; five sisters, Rose McKinnon of Torrington, Connecticut, Annette Ray of Madison, Mississippi, Mildred Edwards of McAdams, Mississippi; Mary Ellen Hibbard of Branson, Missouri, and Mellany VanDerBon of Olive Branch, Mississippi; ten grandchildren, Christine Cone Wardrup, Samantha Cone Jenkins, Geneva Bakke, Sunnie Poe, Jimmie Poe, Danita Miller, Staci Miller, Nicholas Miller, Jacqueline Coleman and Josephine Coleman; and two great-grandchildren, Riley & Parker. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Dixie Braswell Coleman, in February of this year and his parents, Thomas G. and Juanita Murphy Coleman.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, at the River North Church with Rev. Eddie Goodson, Bro. Wesley Jones and Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jeff Tyler, Ben Price, Allen Ward, Jason Wilkins, John Welch, Wesley Jones, Gary Morgan and Tim Menapace. Honorary pallbearers are members and retired firefighters of the North Crossett Fire Department.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655 or to the North Crossett Fire Department, 1655 Hwy 52 West, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Louis Ray Endel
Louis Ray Endel, 64, of Van Buren died Saturday, August 21, 2010, at the Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Smith. A native of El Dorado, a resident of Van Buren for the past six years and a former resident of El Dorado and Houston, Texas, he taught high school English in Houston and at Parkers Chapel and El Dorado High Schools. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.
He is survived by two brothers, Rick Endel and wife Karen of Van Buren and Rev. Bob Endel and wife Lequieta of Hamburg; a nephew, Reed Endel; and two nieces, Kim and Kathryn Endel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Margie Nichols Endel.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 24, at the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Grave-side services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Arlington Memorial Park in El Dorado. Pallbearers were to be Dennis Nichols, Paul Cogburn, Mark Cogburn, Curtis Nichols, Randy Nichols, Ronnie Whatley, Danny Endel, Dennis Endel, Bennie Endel and Greg Endel.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Smith Dialysis Center, 1506 Dodson Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Rodney Antonio Gilliam
Rodney Antonio Gilliam, 32, of Hamburg died Monday, April 16, 2010, in Grady. He was a 1996 graduate of Hamburg High School.
Survivors include his mother, Verda Lee Rhodes; three sisters, Innette, Sheena and Destinee Rhodes; five brothers, Gregg Gilliam, Terry Rhodes, Jr., and Brandon, Mitchell and Nathaniel Rhodes; and his grandmother, Leola Gilliam, all of Hamburg.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 21, at the Phillip Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Horace Ingram officiating. Burial followed at the Phillip Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home of Dermott.
Kerri Michele Jenkins
Kerri Michele Jenkins, 33, of Jacksonville, Texas, formerly of Crossett, died Wednesday, August 18, 2010, in Jacksonville, Ark. She was employed with the Bullard Independent School District in Bullard, Texas, and with Wal-Mart in Jacksonville, Texas. She was also a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Goree; one son, Quinton Goree, both of Jacksonville, Texas; her father, Walter Joe Louis Jenkins, Sr., and wife Kathy of Jacksonville, Texas; her mother, Ruby Johnson and husband Thomas of Crossett; three sisters, Terri Rogers and husband Kegerick of Houston, Miranda Jenkins of Jacksonville, Texas, and Topresia Hampton and husband Tracy of Crossett; one brother, Walter Joe Louis Jenkins, Jr., of Hot Springs; four step-sisters, Andreana Johnson of Hot Springs, Gracelyn Jenkins of Alto, Texas, Lekeshia Stewart and LaMecha Stewart, both of Jacksonville, Texas; six step-brothers, Damon Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia, Dewight Johnson and wife Shanta and Derrell Newton and wife Mary of Crossett, Anthony Johnson of Katy, Texas, Reginald Johnson and wife Kristy of El Paso, Texas, and Roderick Stewart of Jacksonville, Texas; and her paternal grandmother, Viola Jenkins of Alto, Texas, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, August 23, at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Montgomery, Tony Grayson, Jeremy Thompson, Dewight Johnson, Chad Johnson, Reginald Johnson, Greg Smith, Scott Williams, and Derrick Williams. Burial followed at the Siloam Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneral home.net
Marcus Isaiah Thompson
Marcus Isaiah Thompson, an infant, died Tuesday, August 17, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center.
He is survived by his parents, Brittany Adams and Lucas Thompson; maternal grandparents Stacie Gibbs and Lazarus Adams, Sr.; paternal grandparents Barbara Gantt and Donald Thompson; and two sisters, Lastar and Mashayle Thompson, all of Crossett.
Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Friday, August 20, at Westview Cemetery with Rev. Edna Adams officiating. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Dan M. Wingard
Dan M. Wingard, 75, of Hot Springs died Friday, August 20, 2010. A Methodist, he was born in Pine Bluff. After graduation from Watson Chapel High School, he served his country in the U. S. Air Force before attending Arkansas Tech University. He enjoyed a long career in banking beginning as a teller and working his way to bank president with stops in Dewitt, Warren, Little Rock, Jacksonville, West Memphis, Pine Bluff and Hamburg before retiring in Hot Springs in 2001. He was a leader of numerous civic and charitable organizations and boards and a constant volunteers. Until just before his death he was a volunteer driver for the Veterans Administration transporting veterans to the VA Hospital in Little Rock. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid outdoorsman and hiked the entire Ouachita Trail with friends in the Ouachita Mountain Hikers Club.
He is survived by his wife, Sadie Mercer Wingard; his son, Tom Wingard and wife Robin of Monticello; his daughter, Dana Wingard King and husband Chris of Pine Bluff, stepchildren Angela Marsh and husband Blake of Warren and Cliff Joyner and wife Traci of Kansas City; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Agnes Glover and Sue Holmes, both of Hot Springs Village, and Jo Lynn Allen of Corvallis, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his father, James Carl Wingard; his mother, Oleta Joy Moran Wingard; his brother, James "Sonny" Wingard; and his infant twin sons, James Kelly and Daniel Wayne Wingard.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 23, at Union United Methodist Church in Rye.
Memorials are preferred to the Union United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Mercer 19890 Hwy 63, Rison AR 71665. Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com.