Kenneth Bolin

Kenneth Bolin, 71, of Fountain Hill died Thursday, November 25, 2010, at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, LA. A native and lifelong resident of Fountain Hill, he graduated from Fountain Hill High School and was a Millwright, a member of the Eden Baptist Church and vice-president of the Ashley County Fox Hunters Association. He was the winner of the Ashley County Fox Hunters Association Wayne Bolin Memorial Hunt. He loved hunting and working in his garden.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Brenda Woods Bolin of Fountain Hill; a son, Bryan Bolin and wife Paige of Crossett; two daughters, Stacy Gulledge and husband Bobby of Monticello and Connie Hollis of Hamburg; two sisters, Norma Allison and husband Bobby of Fountain Hill and Charlotte Johnson and husband Larry of Crossett; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Bolin, in 1994; his parents, R. C. "Dick" and Virgie Hollis Bolin; and three brothers, N.M. "Nem" Bolin, Mack Ray Bolin and Billy Bolin.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 27, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Uselton officiating. Burial followed at the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steve Bolin, Charles Bolin, Stephen Gillum, Mike Allison, Paul Allison and Scott Strickland. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie McDonald, Keith Henslee, Ronnie Pennington, Bobby Allison, Rusty Cox, Brent and Darren Johnson and Jeff Woods. 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.

Sarah Jean Brown

Sarah Jean Brown, 65, of Crossett died Friday, November 26, 2010, at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe, LA. A native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of Crossett, Mrs. Brown was a 1963 graduate of T.W. Daniel High School and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she served in the Senior Choir, Literature Club and was a member of Sunday School Class # 2.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Charles Brown of Crossett; one son, Reginald Patton of Detroit, MI; one daughter, Sharon Patton of Crossett; one brother, Willie T. Summerville and wife Val of Champagne, IL; two sisters, Annie P. Summerville of Crossett and Bertha Gilbert of Champagne; five grandchildren, Quinshanna Johnson, Derrius Patton, Jasmine Griffin, Julius Fenison, and Dy'Shara Patton; two great-grandchildren, Rondarrion Johnson and Ja'maya Patton; and several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one son, Leroy Patton, III; one daughter, Cassandra Fenison; her parents, Moses and Lenora Summerville; and one sister, Ruby Dixon.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 2, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating. Active pallbearers are Antonio Peoples, Robert Williams, Darrell Gilbert, Kevin Vincent, William Anderson, and Connell Fenison. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Senior Choir and Sunday School Class #2. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 1, from 6-8 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery. Guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Mattie Ruth Craig

Mattie Ruth Craig, 75, of Lake Village died Sunday, November 28, 2010, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. She was born April 29, 1935, in Boydell, the daughter of the late Jack Thomas Ferguson and Susie Dungan Ferguson and was an administrative secretary for Lakeside Public Schools and a member of Bayou Mason Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Ronnie Craig of New London, Texas; two daughters, Rebecca Smith of Hamburg and Linda Nance of Phoenix, Arizona; two brothers, J. M. Ferguson of Collins and Harvey Ferguson of Baton Rouge, LA; a sister, Vera Knobloch of Monticello, MS; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, at Bishop Funeral Home in Lake Village. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 2, at Bayou Mason Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Bayou Mason Cemetery.

Helen Louise Easley

Helen Louise Easley, 73, of Crossett died Friday, November 26, 2010, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native and resident for many years of San Bernardino, California, until she moved to Crossett in 2003, she was a homemaker and a member of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church in San Bernardino. She loved crocheting.

She is survived by her husband, Ed Tipton of Crossett; a son, Glen Wayne Easley of Donaldson; two daughters, Shirley Ann Foster of Crossett and Rose Ann Tipton of San Bernardino; two brothers, Billy Edward Byrd of San Bernardino and Carl Wesley Byrd of Apple Valley, CA; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Gladys Wallace Byrd; two sisters, Dorothy Scott and Betty Jean Ford; and three brothers, Bennie, Richard and Bobby Byrd.

Grave-side funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, in the Crossroads Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Grant officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Joseph Foster, Charles Pittman, Jacob Easley, Ryan Easley, Michael Foster, Nicole Foster, Louise Foster and Ashley Burke. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Gaylon Anne Lowry

Gaylon Anne Lowry, 50, of Gardiner, MT, who was born October 13, 1960, in Warren, died Monday, November 22, 2010, in Missoula, MT. She had been a resident of Gardiner for the past 23 years and was an employee of Yellowstone Mine for most of that time. She was also a licensed hairdresser and masseuse. Traveling was her passion; she loved scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking and camping in the mountains of Montana. She was was a member of Palestine Methodist Church in Johnsville.

Gaylon is survived by her brother, Donny Lowry and wife Gayla of Johnsville; two sisters, Judy Blankenship and husband Doyle, Jr., of Crossett and Lummye Courson and husband Wayne of Hamburg. Other survivors are a niece, Yulanda Lowry; and nephews Clay and Benny Lowry, Tony and Greg Blankenship and Chad and Jared Sweeney. She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Verda Lowry of Johnsville.

The Cremation & Burial Society of the Rockies in Missoula was in charge of the arrangements. To honor her wishes, there will be no memorial services. Gaylon was an animal lover, and memorials may be made to a local humane society or to the charity of one's choice.

June Pickard Rutledge

June Pickard Rutledge, 85, of Crossett died Monday, November 22 , 2010.

She is survived by her husband, Harold K. Rutledge; a daughter, Millie Allmond and husband Billy; son, James E. Rutledge; grandchildren, Loren and Jorden Rutledge and Jason, Jeremy, Justin and Jared Halsey; great-grandsons Brady and Reilly Halsey; and a sister, Jean Arnett.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Crossett. As she requested, her body was donated to the University of Arkansas Medical Center.

Memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett would be appreciated.

Dorothy F. Smith

Dorothy F. "Dot" Smith, 79, of Crossett died on Sunday, November 28, 2010. Born on January 27, 1931, to Charles and Bessie Stanley, Mrs. Smith was employed for 33 years as a supervisor for the Hamburg Shirt Factory. She loved sewing, knitting, cooking and Elvis. She was a member of Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James R. Smith of Crossett; one daughter, Fran M. Bagley and husband Barry of Kansas City, MO; three sons, Billy R. Smith, Bobby R. Smith and wife Lynette and James Michael Smith and wife Maria, all of Crossett; five brothers, James, Kenneth, Herman, Roland and Lowell Stanley, all of Crossett; three sisters, Pauline Johnson and Joyce Wilcox of Crossett and Marilyn Bell Pollin of Jacksonville; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, at Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Roy Grantham, Donnie Dubose and Don Justice officiating. Burial will follow at the Simms Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Joann Taylor Tuggle

Joann Taylor Tuggle, 76, of Portland died Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at her home. Born November 5, 1934, in Gideon, Missouri, the daughter of the late Herchel Alvin Taylor and Louise Monville Taylor, she was a homemaker and member of Portland United Methodist Church.

Survivors are her husband, R. H. Tuggle of Portland; three daughters, Paula Tuggle Bollich and husband Damian of Jones, LA, Patti Tuggle of Portland, and Andi Tuggle Smith of Portland and son-in-law Brad Smith of Jennie; a brother, Alvin Dale Taylor and wife Rita of Swartz Creek, MI; two sisters, Mary Lou Moylan of Clarkton, MO, and Debbie Scott and husband Vernon of Gideon, MO; a step-brother, Wayne Hughes of Clarkton; five step-sisters, Shirley Lance of Marshfield, MO, Phyllis Hughes and Judy Anderson of Poplar Bluff, MO, Sandy Pickard of Gulfport, MS, and Peggy Timms of Memphis, TN; and five grandchildren, Brandon Bollich and wife Julie, Matthew Bollich, Larkin Tuggle, Carlee Smith and Cody Smith, a step-grandson, Dane Pardon; many nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a baby sister, Celia Diane Taylor; her step-mother, Louise Hughes; and a step-brother, Bob Hughes.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, November 26, at the Portland United Methodist Church with Stanton Veazey officiating. Burial followed at Portland Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Obituaries Published December 8

Mary DuBose Ray

Mary Katheryne DuBose Ray, 63, of Paragould, formerly of Crossett, died on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born on January 8, 1947, in Crossett, Mrs. Ray was a graduate of the University of Arkansas-Monticello and worked for the Child Protective Services Division of the Arkansas Department of Human Services where she retired after 18 years.

Survivors include a son, Robert Ray of Tulsa, OK; a daughter, Jenny Katheryne Sondergaard of Paragould; two sisters, Sherrye DuBose Lewis of Crossett and Connie DuBose Boggs of McGehee; four grandchildren, Rebecca Dawn Arvieux of Kansas City, KA, Katheryne DyAnne Ray of Tulsa, Katheryne Andrea Johnson of Crossett and Charley Michael Babcock of Paragould. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank A. and Doris Noble Hancock; her mother, Blanche Hancock Turlington; her step-father, R. W. "Slim" Turlington and her father, Bobby Cornelius DuBose.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Donnie Dubose officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Ray, Jim Bob Godwin, Michael Hancock, John David Cash, Eric Cobb and Robert Sondergaard. Burial followed at the Bethel Cemetery. www.jonesservice.com.

Glyn Elwin Sawyer, Sr.

Glyn Elwin Sawyer, Sr., 87, of Little Rock died Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Born to Charlie and Lena Sawyer of Hamburg on August 27, 1923, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1941 and then attended Arkansas A & M College in Monticello for two years. He joined the U. S. Naval Reserves and received his service commission in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1951 and practiced law in Hamburg until 1957. He then accepted an appointment as general counsel with the Arkansas State Insurance Department. In 1966, he joined National Investors Life Insurance Company of Little Rock as general counsel and member of the board of directors where he served until his retirement in 1988. He served three consecutive terms in the Arkansas state legislature, representing Ashley County from 1950-1956, under three different governors. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 52 years, serving as a Sunday school teacher and usher. He greatly enjoyed golf, traveling, bridge and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty F. Sawyer; two sons, G. Elwin Sawyer, Jr., and wife Rita of Conway and G. Scott Sawyer, M.D. of Houston, Texas; and a granddaughter, Kristin Gill of Springdale; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends on Friday, December 3, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to a food pantry or the library at Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211. Online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.

Gwain Sivils

Gwain Sivils, 82, of Hamburg died Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Fountain Hill, a resident of Hamburg for the past two years and a resident of Crossett for over 40 years, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1946. A World War II and Korean Conflict veteran of the United States Navy, he was a foreman at the Georgia-Pacific extrusion plant and a member of the Second Baptist Church in Monticello.

He is survived by a son, Joseph Sivils and wife Meredith of Crossett; a step-son, Richard Woods; a step-daughter, Sandra Allsup and husband Steve, all of Monticello; a brother, John Sivils of London, England; a sister, Marci Carpenter of Hamburg; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Courson Woods Sivils, in 2009; his parents, Floyd and Odell White Sivils; and a sister, Janie Hobbs.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, December 3, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Jimmy Albrecht and Charles Pullin officiating. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Zach Griffith, Jay Griffith, Billy Stafford, Kenny Ray Carpenter, Charles White and Buddy White. Honorary pallbearers were Leo Wright, Travis Stephenson, Steve Allsup, Glenn Carpenter, Charles Akers, Jeffrey Carpenter, Glenn Hackelton and the members of the A & T Hunting Club. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Betty Jane Stanley

Betty Jane Stanley, 72, of Hamburg died Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Lake Village but a resident of Hamburg most of her life, she was a retired seamstress and a member of Eden Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Odell Stanley of Hamburg; two sons, Wayman Odell Stanley of Hamburg and Allen Stanley and wife Paula of Crossett; one daughter, Rita Caine and husband Stephen of Hamburg; one brother, Caleb Trigleth and wife Iris of Eudora; one sister, Martha Ann Baker of Michigan; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Fran Stevens; her parents, Lee and Nancy Ann Seigler Trigleth; three sisters, Susie Salter, Dollie Edwards, and Sally Sandfer; one brother, Billy Trigleth; and one stepbrother, J.W. Mason.

Funeral services were at 11 a. m. Friday, December 3, at the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Keith Hicks officiating. Active pallbearers were Christopher Choate, Logan Stevens, Eric Stevens, J. P. Malloy, Patrick Stanley and Waylon Caine. Honorary pallbearer was Jess Choate. Burial was at the Simms Cemetery in Crossett.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 909 West Second, Little Rock, AR 72201. Guest book signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Obituaries Published December 15

Rev. Houston E. Austin, Sr.

Rev. Houston E. Austin, Sr., 83, of Monticello died Tuesday, December 7, 2010, following a brief illness. Born in 1927 in Snyder to the late Henry Elmer and Lou Ella Slater Austin, he was a World War II Navy veteran. He finished boot camp in San Diego, CA, on his seventeenth birthday. He remained stateside for his military service. Returning home after his time in service, he was a store manager for Kroger and Safeway stores for a brief time. Feeling God's call into ministry, he was ordained to preach in 1952, serving churches in Pine Bluff, Coy, Keo, Ward, Gould, Camden, Little Rock, McGehee and Dermott, retiring in 1994. In 1980, he purchased a small grocery store south of Monticello for retirement which he never operated, choosing instead to continue ministry driving people to doctor's appointments, hospitals, and looking for ways to help others. He was an avid gardener and junk man.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie Stell Austin, two daughters, Gloria Gladden and husband Royce and Ginger Norris, both of Monticello; two sons, Houston (Hugh) E. Austin, Jr., and wife Wrenetta of Conway and David S. Austin and wife Debbie of Little Rock; one sister, Elizabeth Hale of Hamburg; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A family grave-side service was held Wednesday, December 8, at Union Ridge Cemetery with the eulogy and service conducted by his son, Hugh. He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, three brothers, one grandson, and one son-in-law. Memorials may be made to a favorite church or charity. Online guestbook www.step- hensondearman.com.

Gladys May Brown

Gladys May Stephens Brown, 89, of Grand Prairie, TX, formerly of Crossett, died Friday, December 10, 2010. Born April 11, 1921, to Thomas Frederick and Hetty May Stephens, Mrs. Brown was a member of Winnfield Missionary Baptist Church in Winnfield, LA. She was a nurse in Australia and was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Brown, her parents and three brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen Wayne Brown and wife Gayle of Council Bluffs, IA, and Ronald J. Brown and wife Sherry of Crossett; one daughter, Carol Ann McCall and husband Harry of Grand Prairie, TX; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 14, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Jim Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were to be Wesley Shafto, Joey Maples, Chad Brown, Matt Brennan, Sean McCall and John Young. Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

James M. Dean

James M. Dean, 83, of Crossett died Friday, December 10, 2010, at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation in Crossett. Born on August 31, 1927, in Rochelle, LA, to Robert Lee and Quincy Mae Prohn Dean, he was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and was retired as a millwright after 42 years of employment with Georgia Pacific Corp. Mr. Dean was an elder and former pastor of Community of Christ Church. He loved coaching baseball and enjoyed following the activities of his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Kathryn Jones Dean; one son, Clovis Dean; four daughters, Donna Pennington, Debra Lochala, Lisa Gulledge and husband Curtis, all of Crossett, and Rhonda Barnes and husband Andy of Hamburg; two brothers, Jerry Dean of Baton Rouge, LA, and John Dean of Beecher, IL; two sisters, Patsy Croswell of Hamburg and Barbara Nell Allen of Springfield, MO; twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Roy Dean and Dan Dean; a son-in-law, Jerry Pennington; and a great-granddaughter, Reagan Richardson.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, December 13, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bros. Ellis Lewis and Robert Freeman officiating. Pallbearers were Ceth Pennington, Jesse Gulledge, Brad Dean, Matt Gulledge, Rusty Gulledge and Joel Gulledge. Honorary pallbearers were great-grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Zachary Jett Johnston

Zachary Jett Johnston, infant son of David and Lyndie Jones Johnston of Monticello, was stillborn December 6, 2010, at Jefferson Regional Hospital in Pine Bluff. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dottie Johnston of Hamburg.

Other survivors include one brother, Joshua; one sister Dailyn; grandparents David and Stephanie Johnston of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Jerry and Kathy Smith of Crossett and a grandfather Dwight Jones of Monticello.

Grave-side services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Guest book at stephensondearman.com.

Clementine Lewis

Clementine Lewis, 79, of Lake Village died Thursday, December 9, 2010, at her residence. A native of Moro Bay, she was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Lewis enjoyed cooking and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Howard Lewis of Lake Village; four sons, Finis Williams and wife Zeola of North Little Rock, Willie Patton, Jr., and wife Kimberly of Warren, Jonathan D. Lewis and Billy Ray Bell and wife Terry of Lake Village; three daughters, Virgie Childs of Lake Village, Rosetta Green of San Jose, CA, and Marella Williams and husband Terrianus of Little Rock; four brothers, Jim Cain, Jr., of Chicago, IL, Leonard Williams and wife Gladys of Shreveport, LA, Tyler Cain and wife Jessie of Conway and Donnie Williams and wife Martha of Jersey; five sisters, Jeraldine Tucker and Evlynene Kirkendolph of Lake Village, Ruby Smith and husband Edward of Pine Bluff, Linda Cain of Eudora and Mabelene Jackson and husband Ottis of Shreveport, LA; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four special friends, Jennie B. Bell, Jacqueline Green, Bridget Reed, and Vera Polite; one special niece, Flora Ollison and husband Ernest; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lenner Crutchfield Halley; one son, Andrew Clarey; her parents, Judge and Velma Cain Williams; two brothers, Fudge and Roosevelt Williams; three sisters, Alberta Cain Watts, Louise Cain Webb, and Martha Cain.

Funeral services will at 11 a. m. Saturday, December 18, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Village with Bro. Tyler Cain officiating. Burial will be at New Cemetery in Lake Village under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Patricia Newcome

Patricia Swinney Newcome, 68, of Portland died Sunday, December 12, 2010, at her residence. Born January 5, 1942, in Greenville, Mississippi, to R.C. and Virginia Patterson Swinney, she graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1963 and was a member Alpha Omega Pi sorority. She was a resident of Portland for the past 47 years, a board member and elementary school teacher at Montrose Academy for many years, a board member and tireless volunteer for the Guachoya Cultural Arts Center in Lake Village and an active member of the Portland United Methodist Church and taught Mission Friends at the Portland Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert Benton Newcome of Portland; two sons, Robert Benton Newcome, III, and wife Nicole of Little Rock and John Patterson Newcome and wife Gwen of Portland; a daughter, Elizabeth Pugh Newcome and companion Jason Eichin of North Little Rock; and six grandchildren, Ben Newcome, Olivia Pickens, Logan Newcome, Riley Newcome, Nicholas Newcome and Lela Eichin. She was the devoted caregiver of her uncle, Riley B. Naron, of Greenville, MS. She is also survived by many friends and family in Mississippi and Arkansas

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, in the Portland United Methodist Church with Rev. Terrie Lynn Bunnell officiating. Burial will be in the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bobby Duke, Robert Patterson, Bruce Patterson, Joey Williamson, Juan Hernandez, Jess Manning, David Mencer and Eddie Scherm. Honorary pallbearers are Emery Skelton, Neill Sloan, Jack Edwards, Pat Patterson, Dr. Jack Burge, Lephiew Dennington and Ben Hawkins. The family will receive friends at their home in Portland from 6-8 Tuesday evening.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Portland United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 400, Portland, AR 71663 or to the Guachoya Cultural Art Center, 1652 Highways 65 & 82 S., Lake Village, AR 71653. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Peyton Sundae Terry

Infant Peyton Sundae Grace Terry died Thursday, December 9, 2010, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado.

She is survived by her parents, Steven and Jessie Terry of Crossett; one sister, Jalee Terry of Crossett; her maternal grandparents, Charlie and Naomi Jamison of Hamburg; and her paternal grandparents: Edward and Charyl Terry of Jasper.

Grave-side services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 12, at the Zion Cemetery in the Milo community near Hamburg with Bro. John Williams officiating under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Linda Darling Williams

Linda Elizabeth Darling Williams, 51, of Crossett, who was born November 30, 1959, at Fordyce, died Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Stonegate Villa Nursing Center in Crossett. A graduate of Crossett High School and Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia, she taught special education in Texas and Arkansas before becoming a stay at home mother. Linda was always an active member of a Baptist Church as they lived in Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, and Missouri. She could sing, play the piano, and painted in her early years.

She went on a mission trip to Romania and loved teaching the youths American songs, playing piano for them, and teaching them scripture. Linda learned about the need for an orphanage in the area for unwanted children. After she returned home to Sierra Vista, AZ, she contacted a person in London, England, and then made arrangements for him to come to speak to 15 schools, churches, organizations and colleges raising funds and telling their story. She was president of Cry In The Dark USA for years until she developed health problems.

She is survived by her husband, Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Kenneth R. Williams, U.S. Army of Arlington, VA; two daughters, Megan Williams Kingrey and husband Charlton of Branson, MO, and Bethany Williams of Arlington, VA; and her parents, O. H. "Doogie" and Patsy M. Darling of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward "Eddie" Darling.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, December 13, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Bros. Jerry Don Abernathy and Jamie Staley officiating.

Pallbearers were Gary, Larry and Richie Easterling, Todd Lamb, Mark Miles, Mike Miles, Sam Hearnsberger. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Class of 1978. 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 Cry In The Dark USA, 4720 Via Viento, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635, or to The Linda Darling Williams Scholarship Fund, Ouachita Baptist University, P.O. Box 3754, Arkadelphia, AR 71998.

Obituaries Published December 22

Loyd C. Fletcher

Loyd C. Fletcher, 94, of Crossett died Thursday, December 16, 2010, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born July 19, 1916, in Urania, LA, he was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Crossett Masonic Lodge # 576. He was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God. He loved his church and music.

Survivors include his wife, Eloise Cooley McClain Fletcher of Crossett; two sons, Loyd Donald Fletcher and wife Carrie of Longview and Marion Richard Fletcher and wife Carol of Homestead, FL; two step-sons, John E. McClain of Grenada, MS, and David McClain of Pasadena, TX; two step-daughters, Chloe Farmer of Hamburg and Dorothy Scott of Hot Springs; one brother, James Fletcher and wife Ethel Mae of West Monroe, LA; one sister, Helen Howard of St. Francisville, LA; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, eleven step grandchildren and seventeen step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Bolin Fletcher; a son, Larry Dale Fletcher; his parents and his paternal grandparents who raised him, Jane and Tom Fletcher.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 19, at Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bros. Justin Uselton and Kevin Herrington officiating. Pallbearers were Donnie Fletcher, Shane Fletcher, Sean Fletcher, Eddie Stanley, Carl Keller, James Harrington and James Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers were Thad Douglas, Jr. John Walton, John Scott, Eric Wall and Gary Farmer.

Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Cloverdale Assembly of God, 132 Ashley Road 15, Crossett, AR 71635.

Cecil E. Gifford

Cecil E. Gifford, 80, of Hamburg died Saturday, December 18, 2010, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of the Shiloh community north of Hamburg, he graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1948 and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was in the construction business for 45 years, retiring from Industrial Construction Maintenance in 2005. He was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher for many years.

He is survived by two sons, Eugene Gifford and Greg Gifford and wife Carol; a brother, Clifton "Tip" Gifford; a sister, Betty Gillingham, all of Hamburg; his extended family, Joe & Fannie Miller and family and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Sarah Fran McGilton Gifford, in 2007; his mother, Willie Jordan Gifford; his father, James Gifford; his stepmother, Virta Judkins Gifford; a sister, Rachel Gifford; a brother, Wendell Gifford; and a step-brother, Jimmy Judkins.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 21, in the Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Howie officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike Richard, Brian Skender, Clint Jeffers, Mark Williams, Wesley Williams and Tony Moffatt. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Walthall and Dennis Ellis. Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Baptist Church, c/o Alisa Scott, 774 Ashley 81 East, Hamburg, AR 71646. Arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Betsy Carolyn Hartrick

Betsy Carolyn Hartrick, 47, of Oxley died Tuesday, December 14, 2010. Born on April 2, 1963, in Little Rock to Gordon and Alma Seely Hartrick, she grew up in Hamburg and was a member of the Leslie United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her father, Gordon Hartrick and wife Cogie Ann of Oxley; seven sisters, Holly Childs of Fayetteville, Susan Welch and husband John of Oxley, Alice McBee and husband Michael of Leslie, Heather Gibson and husband Red of Fox, Nancy Stafford and husband Ken of Benton, Jeanie Stuart and husband Herbie of Bastrop, LA, and Joe Ann Collier of Hamburg; two brothers, Fred Hartrick and wife Shari of Dallas, TX, and Robin Hartrick of Mer Rouge, LA; some special friends, Jerry, Bill, and Gail; and a host of friends and family who will mourn her passing.

Her mother, one brother, Frank Hartrick; and two special in-laws, Molly Hartrick and Ves Childs, preceded her in death.

Cremation was by Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall. A memorial service for Betsy was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 18, at the Leslie United Methodist Church with Bro. Ed Warren officiating.

Online guest book at www.rollerfuneral homes.com.

Lois Earl Hodges

Lois Earl Hodges, 70, of Crossett died Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation. Born on November 6, 1940, in Quitman to William Earl and Lena Belle Reedy Hodges, he was employed with Arkla Gas for 37 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and running dogs. A member of Meridian Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Shirley K. Kennedy.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Nina L. Hodges of Crossett; four daughters, Sherry Walker and husband David and Rhonda Parker and husband John of Crossett, Stephanie McMahan and husband Harold of Damascus and Dawn Hunter and husband Randy of Star City; his mother, Lena Belle Reedy Hodges of Heber Springs; one brother, Bill Hodges of Quitman; three sisters, Betty Wiedower of Guy, Jeanette Wright of Greers Ferry and Earlene Smith of Quitman; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, December 17, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel with Bros. Rick Pyron and Kevin McDaniel officiating. Pallbearers were Allen Jackson, Herman White, Gaylon Jerry, David Riles, Mike Hinton, Terry Caine, Danny Jordan and Roger Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Gayle Riles, Larry Goyne and Edgar Haynie.

Burial followed at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635.

Bert Spencer Jordan, Jr.

Bert Spencer Jordan, Jr., 86, of Crossett died Sunday, December 12, 2010. The son of Bert Spencer Jordan, Sr., and Allie Elliott Jordan, he was born on October 21, 1924, in Little Rock and was a graduate of Little Rock High School. He attended the University of Arkansas College of Engineering graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

Bert was registered to practice as a professional engineer on March 17, 1953. At the time of his death, he had one of the lowest active numbers in the state. His professional accomplishments were numerous. He served as president of Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers and was appointed by then Governor David Pryor to the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He was a member of The Arkansas Academy of Mechanical Engineers. He was employed with the Little Rock Housing Authority, The Crossett Company and Georgia Pacific and was in private practice.

Bert was a member of the Crossett Lions Club with 52 years of perfect attendance, serving in many capacities. The ones that gave him the greatest joy were getting glasses for those who could not afford them and working in the annual fishing derby at Lucas Pond. He was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow award for humanitarian service and was also a 10 gallon blood donor for the Arkansas Red Cross.

He served in the United States Navy as a pilot, retiring with the rank of lieutenant commander. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. His service to his church varied from head usher to trustee to lay delegate to the Arkansas Conference of the Methodist Church. Service to the community included the City Planning Commission, Centennial Park Committee and as president of the City Water Commission.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gertrude Jordan of Crossett; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Jordan Myers and Jo Clair Jordan, both of North Little Rock; and two sisters-in-law, Pat Cummins of Greenwood, MS and Jean Bynum of Clarksville, TN. He met his future wife, Gertrude Ann Langhammer at Winfield Methodist Church in Little Rock at a single's mixer. They dated for two years and were married on August 27, 1950. In October, 1954, the first of their two daughters, Elizabeth Ann was born. Their second daughter, Jo Clair, was born in October, 1958.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 16, at the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Dr. Russell R. Moore officiating. Pallbearers were Dewayne Pittman, Buddy Kinney, Dan Kersey, Scott McCormick, Bob Rush and Eddie Holt. Burial followed at Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock at 3 p.m. under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Charles Ralph King

Charles Ralph King, 71, of Hamburg, formerly of Portsmouth, OH, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at his residence. A native of Minford, OH, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 17 years, he was a retired insulation supervisor for ITT Phone Company.

He is survived by his companion of 17 years, Shelia Woods of Hamburg; two sons, Christopher ‘Chris' King of Lancaster, OH, and Charles 'Chad' King of Portsmouth, OH; one daughter, Charlotte King Bradley of Portsmouth; one sister, Verna Kozyee of Columbus, GA; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles McCormick and Emma Lou Caudill King; one brother, Harold King; and one sister, Helen Potts.

His remains will be shipped back home to Portsmouth, Ohio for funeral services and burial. Arrangements are by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwell funeral home.net.

Charles Howard Lewis

Mr. Charles Howard Lewis, 60, of Lake Village died Sunday, December 12, 2010, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Warren, he loved yard work and talking. He was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for over 20 years.

He is survived by one son, Jonathan Lewis of Lake Village; three stepsons, Finis Williams and wife Zeola of North Little Rock, Willie Patton, Jr., and wife Kimberly of Warren and Billy Ray Bell and wife Terry of Lake Village; three stepdaughters, Virgie Childs of Lake Village, Rosetta Green of San Jose, CA, and Marella Williams and husband Terrianus of Little Rock; one brother, Oscar Heath and wife Alice of Detroit, MI; two sisters, Flossie Allison and Clara Faye Lewis of Warren; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clementine Lewis; his parents, Cleveland Lewis and Clara Bell Martin; two brothers, Chester Neal and James Neal, Jr.; and one sister, Ada Jean Neal.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 18, at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Village with Bro. Tyler Cain officiating. Burial followed at the New Cemetery in Lake Village under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Alex James McKinney

Alex James McKinney, infant son of James and D'Ann Riley McKinney, died Friday, December 17, 2010, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.

He is also survived by his twin sister, Malorie Hope McKinney and his big sister, Brooke McKinney; his maternal grandmother, Christine Leigh Riley; his maternal grandfather, Claude Riley, Jr.; his paternal grandmother, Carolyn Shelton McKinney; his paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Shelton; two uncles, Casey Riley and wife Sandy and Mike Riley, all of Hamburg and a host of cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jimmy McKinney.

A private graveside service and burial is planned at the Promise Land Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Elvis M. Neal

Elvis M. Neal, 95, of Crossett died Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at his residence. A native of Point, Texas. a resident of Crossett for the past 25 years and a former resident of Monroe and Rayville, Louisiana, he retired from the state of Louisiana after working for the Louisiana Training Institute for many years. He was also a retired farmer, a World War II veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the North Crossett Church of God. He was a musician and played the mandolin and loved playing music.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Daisy Marie Neathery Neal of Crossett; a daughter, Carolyn Neal Wiggins of Lake Providence, LA; two sons, Kenneth Wayne Neal of Bossier City, LA, and Russell Dean Neal of Crossett; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ethel Marie Neal; his parents, George Wesley and Willie Miller Neal; four brothers, George, Hoyt, Carl and Benny Neal; a sister, Edith McMillian; and three half-sisters.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, December 17, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Neal, Jr., officiating. Burial was at 2 p.m. Friday in the Lone Cherry Cemetery in Mangham, LA. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Streeter, Kebo Streeter, Jeremy Norman, Jarrod Pippen, K.W. Neal, III, Cory Wiggins and Josh Walthall. Memorials may be made to the Amos Bayou Assembly of God Church, P. O. Box 5, Tillar, AR 71670. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

George Williams

George Williams, 73, of Parkdale died Friday, December 10, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Williams of Hamburg; two nieces, Dorothy Tucker of Crossett and Nancy Pace of Washington, D. C.; one nephew, Alonzo Pace, Jr., of Washington, D. C.; and two aunts, Ruthie Mae Sawyer of Bastrop, LA, and Fredonia Brown of Pensacola, FL.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 18, at the Union Baptist Church in Parkdale with Mary Arnold officiating. Burial followed at the Zion Hill Cemetery in Parkdale with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home of Eudora.

Lois Rice Wolfe

Lois Nell Rice Wolfe, 78, of Warren died Monday, December 20, 2010, at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1932, in Crossett, a daughter of the late Dewitt Rice and Averice Hamaker Rice. She was a Baptist and homemaker.

Survivors include a son, David Grice and spouse Patty of Warren; two brothers, Ned Rice of Crossett and Robert Rice of Mountain View; one sister, Elene Blackman of Bastrop, La.; a son in law, Jim Stinson of El Dorado; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Victor Wolfe, who died March 27, 1996; a daughter, Janice Stinson; and two brothers, Raymond Rice and Roy Rice.

Grave-side services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 22, at the Crossroads Cemetery near Crossett.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, at Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren. Online guest book at www.frazerfuneral home.com.

Obituaries Published December 29

Robert Eugene Davis

Robert Eugene Davis, 70, of Fountain Hill died Monday, December 20, 2010. at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born June 29, 1940 in Monticello. He was a retired insurance agent and had worked for Selected Funeral and Life Insurance Company in Hot Springs, a Methodist and loved hunting.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Judy Evans Davis of Fountain Hill; one son, John Davis of Fountain Hill; one daughter, Cherri Carr and husband Ken of Greenwood, MS; one sister, Linda White and husband Walter of Fountain Hill; four grandsons, Jimmie, Mason, Caden and Johnathan; two granddaughters, Hanna Forrest and Rachel Carr; three great-grandsons, Denton, Daniel and Jimmy Lee; two daughters-in-laws, Charlsie and Lisa.

The son of the late R. L. Davis and Velma Grubbs Davis, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Robert.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel in Monticello with Rev. Wayman Mann and Courtney Crouch officiating. Pallbearers were Belvin Hamm, Jack Dasch, Sonny Jones, David Walker, Bruce Knight and Hubert Riley. Honorary pallbearers were Tony Lyons, Mark Engelkes, Doyle Glennon, Don Fletcher, Dennis Ellis, Ross Bryan, Don Jackson and Herbert Wells.

Burial followed services in the Old Crossett Cemetery. Guest book at www.stephenson dearman.com.

Clarence "Bud" Diggs

Clarence "Bud" Diggs, 73, of Wilmot died Monday, December 20, 2010, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. He was a native of Parkdale, but lived most of his life in Wilmot. He was a retired carpenter, a member of Green Grove Baptist Church, and a Mason and member of Dexter Lodge #115 in Wilmot. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

His survivors include six sons, Dale and wife Glenda Diggs, Bennie Diggs and William Whitaker, all of Wilmot, Eddie Whitaker of Branson, MO, Charles and wife Mildred Miller of Lake Village and David Diggs of Kansas City, KS, four daughters, Mary and husband Lemmie Robinson, Willie Mae Whitaker, and Wanda Whitaker, all of Wilmot, and Jennie Diggs of Bastrop, LA; one brother, Percy Osborn of Wilmot; one sister, Delilah Miller of Minneapolis, MN, 38 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Diggs, Sr,. and Erma Mae Johnson; three sisters, Lillie Mae Robinson, Gertrude Johnson and Ernestine Waters; and one brother, Eddie Diggs.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, December 27, at First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. Albert Fenceroy officiating. Active pallbearers were Curtis Hillard, Thernell Hymes, Lamar Robinson, Randy Brown, Donnie Brown, and Andrew Metcalf. Honorary pallbearers were the Masons of Dexter Lodge #115. Burial followed at the Gospel Temple Cemetery in Wilmot under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Gerald Ralph Harrington

Gerald Ralph Harrington, 78, of Crossett died Thursday, December 23, 2010, at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Crossett, a retired mechanic for Hafco, Inc., and a member of Second Baptist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Debbie Pepper and husband David of Crossett; two brothers, Edward and Billy Joe Harrington of Crossett; six sisters, Estell Chandler, Frances Blissett, and Essie Meyer of Crossett, Jessie Harry of Bogalusa, LA, Rosie White of North Little Rock, and Reathe Laws of Harrison; two grandchildren, Matt Pepper and wife Hailey and Miki Pepper; one great-grandchild, Brent Pepper; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Harrington, and his parents, Abner Morris and Francis "Fannie" Barnett Harrington; four brothers, Curtis, Robert, Amon, and Ray Harrington; and one sister, Syble Standridge.

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 26, at Second Baptist Church in Crossett with Bros. Clay Courson and Travis Roberts officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Boyer, Thomas Glenn Childers, James Harrington, Josh Parrott, Frank Dolan, and Keith Harrington. Honorary pallbearers were John Surratt, John Key, TalBort Surratt, and Charlie Parrott. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Steven Alan Herron

Steven Alan Herron, 50, of Jefferson, TX, formerly of Crossett, died Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at his mother's residence in Hamburg. A native of Crossett and a resident of Jefferson, TX, for the past ten years, he was a manager of the Sav-a-Lot grocery store in Texarkana, TX, and a member of Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of ten years, Teena Wray Herron of Jefferson; two sons, Steven Eric Herron of Manhattan, KS, and Gary Alan Herron of Magnolia; one daughter, Kayci Darlene Reed of Jefferson; his mother, Inez Herron of Hamburg; two brothers, Wayne Herron and wife Sheila of Crossett and Floyd Herron of Hamburg; five sisters, Becky White and husband Carlton, Mary "Sukie" Warren and husband Joey, and Kay Lum and husband Phillip, all of Crossett, Charlotte Clinton and husband David of Sheridan and Ruthie Bozeman and husband Billy of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Jorja Herron and Tony Reed; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William Dillard "W.D." Herron, Jr., who passed away December 20, 2007.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Sunday, December 26, at Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Carlton White and Dale Doss officiating. Pallbearers were Daniel Warren, Stephen Johnson, Jonathan Lum, Joey White, Damion Herron, and Matt Wray. Honorary pallbearers were J.T. Warren, Chris Clinton, Taylor Wray, and Michael Wray. Burial followed at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Annie Laura Selby

Annie Laura Selby, 90, of Portland died Thursday, December 23, 2010, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Centerville, TN, a resident of Portland for the past 30 years and a former resident of Montrose and Benoit, MS, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Portland United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women for 30 years and was a member of the Independent Club of Portland for many years.

She is survived by two sons, William Jerald Selby of Portland and Dennis Wayne Selby and wife Diane of Huntsville, AL; a sister, Hettie Thompson of Nashville, TN; three brothers, Frank Gilmer of Jackson, MS, Paul Gilmer of Nashville, TN, and Woodrow Gilmer of Aiken, SC; four grandchildren, Jared Selby and wife Missy of Portland, Kellie Selby of Alexandria, VA, Jennifer Freer and husband Jonathan of Tupelo, MS, and Casey Selby of Huntsville, AL; and two great-grandchildren, Lane Hunter of Portland and Harrison Freer of Tupelo, Mississippi.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Casey Selby; her parents, John and Ida Harlow Gilmer; two sisters, Lucy Gilmer Coon and Ruby Gilmer Fly; two brothers, Mayhugh and Theodore Gilmer; a half-sister, Bessie Gilmer Allheit and a half-brother, Joseph Gilmer.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Monday, December 27, in the Portland Cemetery with Rev. Terrie Lynn Bunnell officiating. Honorary pallbearers were William Lassiter, Clyde Cossey, Tommy Frazer and L.D. Prescott. Memorials may be made to the Portland United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 400, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Edd T. Smith

Edd T. Smith, 90, of Crossett died Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at the Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born on July 17, 1920, in Bradley County to Warren and Martha Barnett Smith, he was a World War II U. S. Navy veteran and a former employee of Georgia Pacific. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include two sons, Michael W. Smith and wife Connie of Crossett and Edward L. Smith and wife Mary of Miles City, MT; one step-son, Charles Keen of Hamburg; two daughters, Deborah McKeegan and husband John of Las Vegas, NV, and Marsha Funderburg and husband Rickie of Crossett; one step-daughter, Barbara Miller of Monticello; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Vinnie Smith; a step-son, Johnny Blankinship; one brother, Bailey Smith; and four sisters, Lois Johnson, Mary Anders, Erma Gorman and Cloteen Munford.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Sunday, December 26, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge and Edward L. Smith officiating. Pallbearers were Hal Munford, Mike Mathews, Rusty McCone, Ronnie Anthony, Doyle Coody and Clyde Farmer. 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 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Multi Media Fund, 1533 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635.

Rayford Swan

Rayford Swan, 88, of Hamburg died Sunday, December 26, 2010, at the Stonegate Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was the owner and operator of several service stations and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crossett.

He is survived by two sons, Johnny Swan and wife Glenda and Billy Mark Swan of Hamburg; three daughters, Linda Maxwell of Crossett, Paula Morris and husband Bill, of Washington, PA, and Janet Toon and husband Ronnie of Crossett; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie Louise Swan, in 2005; a daughter, Patsy Woods; two grandchildren; his parents, John and Hattie Jordan Swan; four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 29, in the First United Methodist Church in Crossett with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Carlock Cemetery. Pallbearers are Shane Carpenter, Jonathan Pannell, Gary Morgan, Jordan Sansing, Justin Lochala, Jeff Norrell, Bobby Swett and John Swett. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

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