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February 3

Lois Martin Crane

Lois Virginia Martin Crane, 84, of Little Rock, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Friday, January 29, 2010. Born August 20, 1925, at Montrose, she was a daughter of the late Franklin Collins Martin and Lula Mae Wright Martin. She spent her early life in Southeast Arkansas before moving to Pine Bluff. She worked as a meat wrapper for a number of years at Warehouse Foods, and was a member of Broadmoor Missionary Baptist Church. She married L. L. Crane on August 2, 1941, in Montrose.

She is survived by her daughter, Regina Crane of Little Rock; her son, Jim L. Crane and wife Linda of Little Rock; grandchildren Chris Crane and wife Robin and Christy Crane; and a great-granddaughter, Sophie Crane. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, Kermit Martin; and two sisters, Juanita Martin Hartless and Marlyn Martin Stanley.

Funeral services were planned for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel in Pine Bluff with Bros. Doney Blackerby and J. D. Courtney officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Broadmoor Missionary Baptist Church, 1205 Wisconsin Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71601; or a charity of the donor's choice. www.FullerFunerals.com.

Carolyn Joyce Farmer

Carolyn Joyce Farmer, 58, of Crossett died Thursday, January 28, 2010, at her residence. Born on October 7, 1951, in Warren to Henry Webster "Buster" and Buney Agnes Burns Hines, Mrs. Farmer was a homemaker. She loved listening to gospel music and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Farmer; one son, Brian Keith Farmer and wife Tammy; one daughter, Hester Jean Hickman and husband Robert, all of Crossett; one brother, Sonny Hines of Little Rock; two sisters, Belvie Courtney and Bonnie Mann, both of Hermitage; and four grandchildren, Fathom Danielle Hickman, Amber Moffatt, Ashley King and husband Joe and Robert Moffatt.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 30, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge and David Tohlen officiating. Pallbearers were Phillip Kelley, Duwayne Willis, Mike Shirley, Bill Rodgers, Bob Rainey, Rob Moffatt, Lane Kelley and Brady Hines. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Hines, Don Woods, Jamie McElroy, Kenneth Mann and Mike Smith. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital, 13 Childrens Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635.

Zoey Ann Lochala

Zoey Ann Lochala, infant daughter of Justin Michael Lochala and Jessica Lynn Bass, died Wednesday, on January 27, 2010, at Ashley County Medical Center.

Survivors include her parents, a sister, Lexie Tucker; grandparents, Stacy Maxwell, Dusty Middlebrooks, Linda Rose Maxwell, Lettie Barnes, Bobby and Cynthia Middlebrooks, Raymond and Marciel Lochala and Rayford "Duck" Swan. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Elvis Ray Bass and Michael Lochala; great-grandfathers, Melvin Maxwell and Elvis Ray Bass, Sr., and great-great grandmother, Louise Swan; an aunt, Virginia Ann Bass; and a brother, Jacob Lochala.

Grave-side services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 29, at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

James Eric Moore

James Eric Moore, 86, of Crossett died Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Crossett who lived most of his life in Chicago, IL, he was a waiter, and a Methodist.

He is survived by his nephews, Larry Moore (his caregiver) and Angelo Moore, and a host of other nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Mary Spencer Moore; three brothers, Ellis, Adrian, and George Moore; and two sisters, Lillian Pearson and Clovice Spencer.

The remains were cremated. Grave-side services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 5, at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc, of Hamburg. www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Gladys Ricks Swan

Gladys Ricks Swan, 94, of Hamburg died Friday, January 29, 2010, at The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Swan was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg, Portland and the Trafalgar community all of her life. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Kilcrease of Hamburg; a son, James Hill of Gulfport, Mississippi; a sister, Martel Tanksley of Crossett; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Verdie Swan; a daughter, Betty Sonnier; her parents, William Ricks & Jessie Viola Hennington Ricks; four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, February 1, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. E.W. Ricks officiating.

A private burial will be in the Trafalgar Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409 or to a charity of choice. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Frankie Dwight Weaver, Sr.

Frankie Dwight Weaver, Sr., 58, of Crossett died Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at Ashley County Medical Center.

A native of Boise City, OK, and a resident of Crossett for the past 57 years, he was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, an U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict where he served in the 162nd battalion as a helicopter door gunner, and a 32nd Degree Mason in Crossett Lodge 576.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah Funderburg Weaver; two sons, Frankie Weaver and wife Brenda and Timothy Allen Weaver and wife Cindy Brooks-Weaver, all of Crossett; two sisters, Patsy Stewart of Hermitage and Freddie Ann Sharp of Crossett; and four grandchildren, Sonni Deb Weaver, Toney Weaver, Wesley Weaver, and Chelsey Reed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Alice Estes Weaver.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 28, in the chapel at Cromwell Funeral Home with Father George Hart and Bro. Kenneth Watt officiating. Pallbearers were Lamar Vestal, Bryan Dodd, Joe Teutsch, Than Cope, James Robbins, and Brett Chambers. Honorary pallbearers were Masons. The remains are to be cremated.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Disabled Veterans of America, and the Crossett Masonic Lodge #576.. See online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

February 10

Joy Blankinship

Joy Blankinship, 87, of Crossett died Sunday, February 7, 2010, at her daughter's residence in Crossett. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker, and a member of the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Blankinship and Ed Blankinship and wife Janis; one daughter, Martha Gill and husband Dennis, all of Crossett; eight grandchildren, Tommy, Melvin Leigh Ann and Rob Blankinship, Paula Blankinship Stadler, Brad Gill, Zach Gill and Stephen Campbell; twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Blankinship; her parents, Robert and Mable Summerland Linder; two brothers, Robert and John Leslie Linder; and two sisters, Lillian Patterson and Mae Lewis.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, at South Crossett Missionary Baptist with Bro. Don Justice officiating. Active pallbearers were to be Andy Gill, Dallas Wilson, Mike Herrington, Danny Ferguson, Keith Maxwell and Bill McLeod. Honorary pallbearers were to be Billy Miller, Roger Miller, Bill Clanton, Billy Clanton, John Sturdivant, Gordon Wilcox and Bobby Martin. Burial was to follow at the Antioch Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 2203 South Main, Crossett, AR 71635. www.cromwellfuneralhome.net

MaryBeth Bolin Clark

MaryBeth Bolin Clark, 77, of El Dorado died Sunday, January 24, 2010, at her residence. A native of Murfreesboro and a resident of El Dorado for the past 40 years, she graduated from Hamburg High School in 1950 and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She had a varied career which began as one of the last teachers to teach in a one-room school house. She later worked as a lab technician at St. Anthony's Hospital in Morrilton. She was a licensed nurse and a licensed hearing aid specialist. She served for years as a regional manager of Beltone Hearing Aids in El Dorado, and she and her husband, Ben, were part owners and co-operators of the Howdy Club in El Dorado. She loved animals.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ben Lewis Clark of El Dorado; a son, Mark Lewis Clark and wife Joyce of Conway; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.G. & Vadie Franks Bolin.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 13, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Butch Pilcher and Van Glidewell officiating. Memorials may be made to the Union County Animal Protection Society, P. O. Box 204, El Dorado, AR 71730. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Kennon Austin Edwards

Kennon Austin Edwards, 29, of Crossett died Sunday, February 7, 2010, at his residence. A native of Boydell, he was a fork lift operator and a member of the Lighthouse Family Church.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Talena Faye Edwards,;two sons, Chase Austin and Hayden Dwayne Edwards, all of Crossett; his parents, Kenneth and Shirley Edwards;, and one brother, Jody Edwards, all of Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jerry and Hazel Edwards and Burley and Leona Trantham.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 12, at the Lighthouse Family Church with Bro. Warren Finney officiating. Pallbearers are Jeff Ward, David Carter, Preston Streeter, William Streeter, Raymond Roberts, and Brandon Collier.

Burial will follow at Pinewood Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Alberta Foster

Alberta "Jim" Foster, 99, of Parkdale died Tuesday, January 22, 2010. Born July 7, 1910, in Parkdale to Jim Botney and Mame Bell Davis Botney, she lived in Parkdale all her life, raising her family and caring for her parents. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church.

Survivors include her relatives, Evora Parker and Deborah Parker-Moore of Parkdale and other cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Foster, Sr.; and two sons, Samuel and Nathaniel Wimberly.

Services were are 2 p.m. Sunday, January 30, at the Union Baptist Church in Parkdale with Rev. Jessie C. Knight officiating. Pallbearers were Daniel Smith, James Campbell, Jessie Packer, A. C. Campbell, Willie Williams and Roy Carter. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the church. Burial followed at the Childress Chapel Cemetery in Parkdale with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home.

Clarice Watt Joiner

Clarice Watt Joiner, 83, of Crossett died Saturday, February 6, 2010, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born on March 14, 1926, to Jack and Lonie Bell Barnett Watt in Crossett, Mrs. Joiner was a homemaker who loved to cook and take care of her family and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, John Joiner and wife Paula of Spring, TX, Allen Pace and wife Nancy of Shreveport, LA, and Harold Joiner and wife Tomoko of Crossett; three daughters, Judy Dean and husband Joe of Porter, TX, Lynn Kubin and husband J. D. of Spring, TX, and Anita Myers and husband Dale of Crossett; one brother, Jessie "Jap" Watt and wife Lois of Crossett; three sisters, Anna Lou Rushing of Bastrop, LA, Myrte Leen Jenkins of Crossett, and Nancy Marter and husband Bruce of Huttig; 22 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nolan Joiner, in 1979, her parents and five brothers, Lindsey, Melvin, Leroy, Troy, and Clyde Watt.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 8, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. James Fleming officiating. Pallbearers were Louis Melanson, Timmy Watt, Winfred Eugene Watt, James Howard Watt, Greg Watt, David Watt, Kenny Watt and Jimmy Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers were Glen Jenkins, Billy Jenkins, David Jenkins, Steve Watt, Gary Wayne Watt, Clyde Eugene Watt, Dennis Watt, Tommy Watt, Billy Mac Watt, Leroy Allen Watt and Timmy Ray Rushing. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery. www.jonesservice.com.

Ella Kelley

Ella Kelley, 76, of Crossett died Saturday, February 6, 2010, at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe, LA. Born on August 14, 1933, to Leroy and Naomi Derryberry Hickerson in Lewisburg, TN, Mrs. Kelley retired from the Georgia Pacific plywood mill after 17 years of service.

Survivors include one son, Wayne Kelley and wife Barbara of Crossett; four daughters, Naomi Crunkelton and husband Jack of Avon Park, FL, Sherry Wisecarver and husband Phillip of Crossett, Judy Blackburn and husband Joe of Crossett and Cindy Martin and husband David of Ruston, LA; three brothers, Ernest Hickerson of Nashville, TN, Len Watkins of Mobile, AL, and Burt Watkins of Avon Park, FL; two sisters, Edith Prohaska of Bucyrus, OH, and Edna Yonk of Punta Gorda, FL; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, two brothers and her husband, George H. Kelley.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Charles Miller officiating. Pallbearers were to be David Kelley, Brian Kelley, Jimmy Crunkelton, Trae Wisecarver, Michael Blackburn, Jeremy Post and Layne Smith. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Agnes Moore

Agnes Moore, 91, of Crossett died Thursday, February 4, 2010, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Mrs. Moore was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street.

She is survived by three sons, Samuel and wife Arvetta Johnson of Flint, MI, Charles and wife Sherry Moore of Crossett and Alvin Moore of Warren; two daughters, Mable and husband James Tinnin of El Dorado and Wanda and husband Acie Belcher of Warren; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian Moore; her parents, Sam & Minnie Thomas Heath; and five brothers.

Funeral services are Wednesday, February 10, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Florida St. in Crossett with visitation, Tuesday, February 9, from 6-8 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Wagmon Wade, Dewone Hollins, Bobby Brown, Glenn Ellis, Lee Simpson and Jessie Lowe. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery. www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

Johnny Ray Spurlock

Johnny Ray Spurlock, 59, of Hamburg died Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Parkdale, he lived in Crossett for 29 years and was a resident of Hamburg for the past five years. He was a former supervisor of Arkla Gas, a member of the North Main Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former commander of the American Legion Scott Hood Post 51 of Bastrop, LA.

He is survived by one daughter, Toni Rice and husband Hank of Crossett; three brothers, Donald Gene Spurlock and Bill Spurlock and wife Cheryl of Hamburg and Gary Spurlock and wife Betty Carol of Heber Springs; three sisters, Martha McLeod and husband John of Hamburg, Betty Horn of Eudora, and Margaret Stinson and husband Wayland of Crossett; a special friend and former wife, Dorothy Spurlock of Crossett; two grandsons, Cody and Austin Rice; and one granddaughter, Jessi Rice, all of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Warren "Buck" and Henrietta Murphy Spurlock; one brother, Bobby Wayne Spurlock; and one sister, Grace Lanelle Spurlock.

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 5, at the North Main Baptist Church with Bros. Tim Williams and Buddy Kinney officiating. Pallbearers were Aaron McLeod, Bubba Horn, Darrell Spurlock, Chad Sweeney, Ben Johnston, and Michael Jeffers. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Spurlock, Marty Spurlock, Chris Collins, Loren Lebrun, Jamie Rhodes, Jeff Withers, Daniel Pearson, and Mitchell Pearson.

Burial followed at the Beech Creek Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc., of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

February 17

Paul Berryman

Paul Berryman, 49, of Hamburg died Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. He was a native of Crossett and a lifelong resident of Hamburg and a Fountain Hill High School 1978 graduate. He was employed by Jefferson-Smurfit for 23 years until retiring in 2002. He was a retired fireman for the Hamburg Fire Department, a member of the Hamburg Rescue Unit and a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Laura Wells Berryman; two daughters, Dorthy (Dottie) Berryman and Susan Berryman Carver and husband Josh; his mother, Colie Will Starling Berryman, all of Hamburg; two brothers, Laron Berryman of Fountain Hill and Charles Berryman of Hamburg; two sisters, Lou Ella Burkhart of Prattsville and Linda Chadick of Hot Springs; two grandsons, Jordan and Gregory Berryman; a uncle, two aunts and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Gussie Berryman, in 1976.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Saturday, February 13, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. David Williams and Edward Gulledge officiating. Burial followed at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Berryman, John Gilbreth, Dennis Holland, Jr., B.J. Pippen, Jay Thomas and Nathan Wooten. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Hamburg Fire Department and the Hamburg Rescue Unit.

Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Baptist Church, c/o Lisa Scott, 774 Ashley 81 East, Hamburg, AR 71646. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Dixie F. Coleman

Dixie F. Coleman, 64, of Crossett died Sunday, February 14, 2010, at her residence. A native of Wisner, Louisiana, and a resident of Crossett for most of her life, she graduated from Crossett High School in 1963. She was an Extension Homemaker, a foster parent, the owner of D&S Cleaning Service and co-founder of the Ladies Auxiliary of the North Crossett Fire Department. She was a published poet and a member of the American Poets Society, a member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church, and worked with several generations of kids in churches throughout Ashley County.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Clyde Murray Coleman of Crossett; five daughters, Doris Bakke and Cheri Miller and husband Russ of Crossett, Tammy Lenerville of Nashville, Tennessee, Lynn Kunkle of Hamburg and Andrea Derrick of Tallulah, Louisiana; a son, Thomas Coleman, of Crossett; a brother, Casey Braswell of Graham, Texas; three sisters, Willie Rials of Wisner, Dorothy Braswell of Bastrop, Louisiana, and Sue Pennington of Crossett; 10 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. She was preceded in death by her parents, H.A. "Son" & Christine Wilson Braswell; and a brother, Stormy Braswell.

Funeral services are at 3 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, in the North Crossett Baptist Church with Rev. Robin Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers are James Tew, Mark Murry, Bodie Ozment, Tommy Braswell, Robert Blakely, III, and Chris Pinkston. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Rodgers, Andy Keeton and Curtis Nelms. Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

James H. Corder

James H. Corder, 73, of Snyder died Saturday, February 13, 2010, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Line and a resident of Snyder for most of his life, he retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill in 1999 and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder. He was an avid horseman, hunter and a former president and member of the Crossett Riding Club.

He is survived by a son, Eddie Corder and wife Penny of Hamburg; a daughter, Terri Thomas and husband Sam of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; a sister, Betty R. Jones of Snyder; and two grandchildren, Sam Thomas and Kristina Thomas of Hattiesburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Sims Corder, in 2004 and his parents, Jim and Bessie Mae Adair Corder.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 16, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Burial was to follow at the Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Teddy Hickman, Dewey "Scutter" Kilcrease, Belvin Hamm, Johnny Etheridge, Marvin Sims and Sam Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were to be Tip Gifford, J.W. Brown, Julian Estelle, Eddie Wayne Burch and Tommy Burch.

Memorials may be made to the Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Sue Bailey, 1977 Holmes Road, Searcy, AR 72143 or to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Harold Alan Deal

Harold Alan Deal, 77, of Crossett died Thursday, February 11, 2010, at his residence. Born on July 11, 1932, in Hamburg to Abner and Alice Jones Deal, he was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army and later served in the Army National Guard. He was a retired supervisor at Georgia Pacific's paper mill, a Baptist and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife who he wed on December 29, 1953, Vera Deal of Crossett; one son, Phillip Deal of Crossett; two daughters, Ciska Pesaresi of Lake Village and Becky Hopper of Crossett; two brothers, James Deal of Crossett and Jerry Deal of Hamburg; five sisters, Sybil Hutts of Crossett, and Martha Pennington, Jolaine Crouch and Linda Kelley, all of Hamburg, and Rosemary Martin of Cabot; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, February 15, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Travis Roberts officiating. Pallbearers were Henry Bierbaum, Billy Bierbaum, Maurice Hanry, Charles Noble, Harold Roberts and Gayle Deal. Burial followed at the Hamburg Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com

Martha Louise Graham

Martha Louise Graham, 46, of Fountain Hill died Thursday, February 11, 2010, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of Fountain Hill, she was a homemaker and worked in her father's retail business for many years. She dedicated much of her life as a caregiver to her father and took great pride in her family.

She is survived by three brothers, Bobby R. Graham, Sr., and wife Lou E. and Curtis Waymon Graham of Fountain Hill and Jimmy L. Graham of Trona, CA; two sisters, Diane Yelvington and husband Kerry of Drasco and Barbara Stout and husband Kenny of Austin; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Graham of Ridgecrest, CA, and Loretta Graham of Ducor, CA; a brother-in-law, Larry McKinney of Ward; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Coy T. and Mary V. Burch Graham; a brother, Gerald Lynn Graham; and a sister-in law, Erlene C. Graham.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 14, at Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. Gene Gregory officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Graham, Jr., Glen Graham, Barry Graham, Gene Trantham, Jr., Frank Wesson, and Ray Wesson. Honorary pallbearer was Waymon Bradley Graham. Burial followed at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fountain Hill First Baptist Church, c/o Edith Thurman, P. O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Archie James Harris, Jr.

Archie James "A. J." Harris, Jr., 76, of Crossett died Friday, February 12, 2010, at his residence. A native of Parkdale and a resident of Crossett for the past 60 years, he was a retired superintendent for the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill and a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Sims Harris; two sons, Archie Harris and Charles Sims, all of Crossett; two daughters, Jacqueline Rhodes of Bastrop, LA, and Linda Henderson of Rockford, IL; one brother, John H. Harris of Milwaukee, WS; and five sisters, Ence Almighty, Dorothy Eason, Mildred Dotson and Mae Dean Oglesby, all of Milwaukee, WI, and Lucille Lewis of Long Beach, CA; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Harris; his parents, Archie James and LeVella McElroy Harris; one brother, Elijah Harris; and one sister, Nettie Kimble.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. at Gates Chapel A. M. E. with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers are Perry Johnson, Charles Sims, James Adams, Cordell Edwards, Eddie Lee Colbert, and Curtis Rhodes. Honorary pallbearers are his grandsons. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery. www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Dr. Charles E. Hicks

Dr. Charles E. Hicks, 75, of Hamburg died Sunday, February 14, 2010, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. Dr. Hicks was born January 25, 1935, in Monticello, son of the late James V. & Ruth Hansen Hicks. He was a United States Army veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg. He was a graduate of Conway High School, Hendrix College and the University of Arkansas School of Medicine.

After a one-year internship at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, he began his medical practice in Hamburg in 1961. In 1969, he left Hamburg to enter into a partnership with a long time friend in Drumright, Oklahoma, but returned in 1971 to practice medicine in Monticello with Dr. Johnny Price (who had delivered Dr. Hicks when he was born in the old Mack Wilson Hospital in Monticello). In 1980, his long time friend, John William Spivey, came to him seeking his return to Ashley County, so he returned to Hamburg to work in the Hamburg Clinic with Dr. J. D. Rankin. In 1988, he began working with Mainline Healthcare Systems in the Wilmot Clinic. He held the positions of medical director of Mainline and chief of staff of Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village for several years.

He continued to care for his patients and work at Mainline until he became ill shortly before his death.

He was a family practice physician who delivered many of the babies born in Ashley and Drew Counties during his medical career of almost 50 years. When he was not seeing and treating patients, he loved to watch the Razorbacks play, the horses run in the Derby races and loved to play golf. His favorite pastime was deer and duck hunting with his sons and grandsons. He was a lifetime hunter, having learned to hunt with his father at the Warren-Dumas Hunting Club outside Cominto. He was a member and officer of the Berea Hunting Club in Ashley County and a member of the Empire Hunting Lodge in Eudora.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Beth Boatright Hicks of Hamburg, who he married on July 4, 1958, in Fayetteville; a daughter, Karen Withers and husband Kerry of Monticello; two sons, Kevin Hicks and Keith Hicks and wife Angela of Hamburg; a sister, Rutha Jo Edwards of Elberta, Alabama; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Hicks and Jeribeth Hicks of White Hall, James Hicks and Jennifer Hicks of Redfield, Luke Withers and wife Rachel and John Ross Withers, all of Monticello, and Samuel Hicks of Hamburg; a step-granddaughter, Jessica Mitchell and husband David of White Hall; a great-granddaughter, Madilyn Bejarano of Redfield; and three nephews, Shawn, Shannon and Shad Edwards.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Dr. Greg Pierce officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery . Pallbearers are grandsons, Jonathan Hicks, James Hicks, Luke Withers, John Ross Withers, Hunter Thompson and Tyler Thompson. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the First Baptist Church Men's Sunday School Class, members of the Berea Hunting Club and Empire Hunting Lodge.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Dewey Dany Pennington

Dewel Dany Pennington, 87, of Crossett, formerly of Lake Village, died Wednesday, February 10, 2010.

Born on June 10, 1922, in Broken Arrow, OK, to Eligh Hamilton and Mary E. Lee Pennington, he was a machinist for Georgia Pacific. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include his son, Dany Allen Pennington of Brundidge, AL; two grandchildren, Joseph Pennington of Yigo, Guam, and Denim Pennington and spouse Dewitt of Ozark, AL; and four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 14, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Burial followed at the Hickory Grove Cemetery. www.jonesservice.com.

Carolyn Pennington Rainey

Carolyn Bernice Pennington Rainey, 82, of Crossett died Thursday, February 11, 2010. Born on January 16, 1928, in Monticello to William and Buenia Owens Talent, Mrs. Rainey was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing, quilting and fishing.

Survivors include two sons, John M. Pennington and wife Corky of Crossett and Dan Pennington and wife Teresa of Kentucky Lake, KY; one daughter, Carol Baugnet and husband Bob of Crossett; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rainey was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Marion "Scutt" Pennington; her second husband, J. B. Rainey; one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 13, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge and David Tohlen officiating. Pallbearers were Billy F. Burchell, Billy Bell, John Frank Johnston, Bill Rodgers, David Bell, La Ron Burke and Frank Dolan. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

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

Doyle William Scarlett

Doyle William Scarlett, 89, of Crossett died Thursday, February 11, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on August 16, 1920, to Albion Russell and Dora Lee Porterfield Scarlett in Sparkman, he spent his youth at the Old Crossett Camp. Mr. Scarlett was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and retired from the Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant. He also was a retired employee of Georgia Pacific Corp. Mr. Scarlett enjoyed many years of outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing on the Ouachita River near Crossett. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed farming and gardening and a member of the Beech Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Johnson Scarlett and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife who he wed in 2001, Edith Cooper Scarlett of Crossett; three sons, William Scarlett and wife Mary of Crossett, Jim Scarlett and wife Charlene of Satsuma, FL, and David Scarlett and wife Elizabeth of Clearwater, FL; two daughters, Sandra Block and husband Ken and Sharla Whittington and fiancé, Ron Guthrie, both of Nashville, GA; step-children, Julia Bradshaw of Sherwood, Gary Cooper and wife Mary of Pine Bluff and Betty Crow of Crossett; one sister, Earnestine Turner of North Little Rock; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m., Sunday, February 14, at Beech Street Baptist Church with Bros. Donnie Dubose and Tommy Lanthrip officiating. Pallbearers were David Scarlett, Daniel Block, Matthew Block, Gregory Block, Gene Caprio and Wilburn Austin. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy and Donnie Strebeck.

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

Marion Frances Studdard

Marion Frances Studdard, 79, of Crossett died Saturday, February 13, 2010. A native and resident of Piedmont, AL, for most of her life, she had lived in Crossett since 2005, was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church of Crossett.

She is survived by two sons, Blake Studdard of Cabot and Terry Studdard of Piedmont, Alabama; a brother, Lee Roy Fitzpatrick of Jacksonville, Alabama; a sister, Janice Myers of Anniston, Alabama; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilber C. Studdard, and her parents, Le Roy & Sadie Taylor Fitzpatrick.

Graveside services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Highland Cemetery in Piedmont. Flowers need to be delivered to the cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. www.jones-hartshorn.com.

February 24

Ruth Lavern Loftis Blackmon

Ruth Lavern Loftis- Blackmon, 75, of Crossett died Sunday, February 21, 2010, at Oak Ridge Nursing Home in El Dorado. She was a native of Hamburg and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Cornell S. Brown and Todd Allen Brown and wife Ella of Crossett; two brothers; John Loftis of Crossett and Charlie Loftis, Jr., and wife Frances of Union Pier, MI; a special friend; Viola Miller of Crossett; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Don Blackmon; and her parents, Charlie and Pearl Smith Loftis.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 26, at 1 p.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Jones officiating. Pallbearers are to be Thomas Lowe, Todd Brown, III, Bobby Brown, Willie Ashford, Cornelius Williams and Eddie Waffer. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. of Hamburg. www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Lorene Liddy Burchell

Lorene Liddy Burchell, 83, of Mulberry, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, February 13, 2010, at Summit Medical Center in Van Buren. She was a life-long resident of Crossett but lived in Mulberry for the past 10 years. She retired from Bemis Bag Co. and was a member of Community Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Bill Burchell and wife Mary of Crossett and Maxie Burchell of Mulberry; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carroll and Alice Stanley Pennington; two sisters; Earsee Seamans and Irene Talent; and three brothers, Tom, Delton and Maron Pennington.

A private burial was held Wednesday, February 17, at 11 a.m. at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. of Hamburg. www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Virginia Ruth Burchfield

Virginia Ruth Burchfield, 87, of Crossett died on Sunday, February 14, 2010. Born on February 15, 1922, to William Edward and Etta Elizabeth Caldwell Harris, Mrs. Burchfield was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Ashley County. She worked at City Rexall Drug Store for over 30 years. She had been a resident at the Heritage House in Dublin, GA, since November, 2006. Mrs. Burchfield was exceptionally talented as a seamstress and cook and loved playing cards.

She is survived by her two daughters, Claudia Peavy of Dublin, GA, and Luanne Guin of Crossett; four granddaughters, Shannon Lee, Karen Burch, Leigh Carney and Lacey Guin; four great-granddaughters, Josey Lee, Kaley Carney, Gracey Lee and Kamryn Guin; a great-grandson, Beau Burch; a brother, W. E. Harris, Jr., of Oberlin, LA and a sister, Shirley Maxwell of Jacksonville, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Burchfield.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Andy Shaw officiating. Pallbearers were James Herbert Burchfield, Billy Paul Burchfield, David Maxwell, Jackie Burchfield, Freddie Guin and Ray Peavy. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. www.jonesservice.com.

Warren Fenceroy

Warren Fenceroy, 91, of Wilmot died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. He was a farmer and a member of the First Baptist Church in Wilmot.

Survivors are seven sons, Warren Hester Fenceroy of Milwaukee, WI, Leotis Fenceroy of Dallas, TX, Oliver, James and Carl Fenceroy of Sioux City, Iowa, Samuel Fenceroy of Plano, TX, and Albert Fenceroy of Wilmot; three daughters, Alma Schmitt of Sioux City, Elnora Gentry of Des Moines, Iowa, and Charlene Fenceroy of Hayward, CA; two brothers, Sydney Haney and Frederick Haney of Milwaukee; 45 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Collinston, LA, with Rev. Albert Fenceroy officiating. Burial followed at the Trousdale Hill Cemetery in Collinston with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home of Eudora.

Rener Hill

Rener Hill, 98, of Wilmot died Thursday, February 18, 2010, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. She was a life-long resident of Wilmot, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, James Edward, Hill, Jr., and wife Emma of Ft. Worth, TX; one daughter; Georgia Mae Goins of Monroe, LA; eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Hill.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 23, from 2-5 p. m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday February 24, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. Albert Fenceroy officiating. Pallbearers are Bobby, Steven and James Goins, Wayne and Brenden Sherrer and James Bowman. Burial will be at Harris Cemetery in Wilmot. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net

Leroy Jordan, Jr.

Leroy Jordan Jr., 81, of Crossett died Thursday, February 18, 2010. Born on April 7, 1928, in Vick to Leroy, Sr., and Ethel Culbertson Jordan, he retired from Georgia Pacific Plywood in Monroeville, AL, and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Brantley Jordan of Crossett; one daughter, Pamela Riley of Flagstaff, AZ; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother, Mildred Roberts Jordan; a brother, Robert Jordan; and a great-granddaughter, Megan Clark.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 21, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge, David Tohlen and Travis Roberts officiating. Pallbearers were Clint Carpenter, Charles Jordan, Don Harold Bryant, Jim Sims, Mike Smith, Bill Rodgers, Mike Shirley and William Courson. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Hill, Bob Roberts, Raymond Brown, Victor Farmer, David Bell, Allen Martin, Billy Bell, Rawls Pierce, Alton Johnson, Travis Brantley, Terry Jordan, Ed Smith, Junior Meeks, Norm Fisher and Larry Land.

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 Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1533 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635.

Josie Littleton

Josie Littleton, 98, of Urbana died Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Born on December 27, 1911, in Lawson to James Monroe and Nettie Mary Kendrix Miles, she was a school teacher for many years and a member of Mount Zion Second Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Littleton was president of the Friendship District Association and founder of U.I.A. and was a very community minded person.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary JoElla Washington of Urbana; four grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nettie Miles; and her husband, Henry Clay Littleton.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 20, at Mt. Zion Second Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Willie T. Ward officiating. Pallbearers were Daryl Ford, Brandon Ford, Joseph Andrews, Jr., Eddie Hall, Danny Barnes and Calvin Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were Gregg Aubrey, Lee Aubrey, Racinno Hall, Robert Mediner, Lequan Aubrey and Eugene White.

Burial followed at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Urbana under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Martha Nadine Purvis

Martha Nadine Purvis, 68, of Crossett died Monday, February 15, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on April 28, 1941, in Ashley County to Roy Woodrow and Myrtle Inez Brown Jackson, Mrs. Purvis was a homemaker and a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include one son, Glenn Purvis and wife Vanessa of Conway; three brothers, William Jackson of Crossett, Willie Lee Jackson of Warren and Eugene Jackson of Andalusia, AL; four sisters, Pauline White of Crossett, Faye Stevens of Beekman, LA, Ruth Curran of Crossett and Geneva McQuillan of Beekman, LA; three grandchildren, Brittney Harris of Hamburg, Chelsea Purvis of Crossett and Kristyn Purvis of Hamburg; and three step-grandchildren, Dakota, Alexis and Eric Farnham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Purvis; one sister, Narcil Jackson; and one brother, Wilbert Jackson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 18, at Cloverdale Assembly of God with President Frank Dye officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Robert Clark Ray

Robert Clark "Bobby" Ray, 73, of Crossett died Sunday, February 21, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on September 22, 1936, in Crossett to Lonnie and Louise Williams Ray, Mr. Ray served in the National Guard and was a retired maintenance superintendent after 34 years of employment at Georgia Pacific. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, operating his remote controlled airplane and attending his grandchildren's ballgames. Mr. Ray was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Bolin Ray of Crossett; one son, Michael Ray and wife Rebecca of Crossett; one daughter, Barbie Nichols and husband Alan of Bastrop, LA; two brothers, Dean Ray and wife Carolyn and Lonnie Ray, Jr., and wife Shirley, both of Crossett; and four grandchildren, Andrew, Logan, Lawson and Avery.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 24, in the First Baptist Church in Crossett with Bros. Jamie Staley and Jimmie Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Multi Ministry Center at First Baptist Church, 701 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635.

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