June 2

Annie Lee Goree

Annie Lee Goree, 97, of Wilmot died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at LaGrand Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bastrop, LA. A native of Dermott and a resident of Wilmot for approximately 85 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She worked in many ministries in her church as long as her health permitted. She was president of the mission, served on the usher ministry, was a Sunday School BTE teacher and sang in the choir. She loved gardening, whether in flowers or vegetable garden, quilting and crocheting.

She is survived by one daughter, Bernice Mackie and husband Carl of Wilmot; two brothers, Otis Kitchen of Little Rock and Luther Kitchen and wife Leaster of Santa Rosa, CA; two sisters, Minniee Lou Shelton of Milwaukee, WI, and Dorothy Fillmore and husband Clemmie of Gary, IN; six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Goree; her parents, Jim and Minnie Lee Davis Kitchen; three brothers, James, Earl and Jim, Jr., Kitchen; and two sisters, Inez Freeman and Maggie Thomas.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the First Baptist Church in Wilmot with the Rev. James Crockett officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 3, from 6-7 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Billy Kitchen, Robert Kitchen, Cleveland Parker, Tommy Shelton, James Patton and Al Dunn. Burial will be at the Jim Smith Cemetery in Wilmot. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.com.

Frances Hackett

Frances Hackett, 75, of Dermott died Monday, May 24, 2010 at St. Vincent's Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock as the result of an automobile accident. A native of Montrose, a resident of Dermott since 1979 and a former resident of Portland, she was a nurse at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village until retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and former member of Aulds Baptist Church outside Portland and a founding member of the Hackett Family and was the pianist and vocalist for over 46 years. She enjoyed painting, gardening and sewing.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Henry Hackett; a son, Henry Dave Hackett, Jr., and wife Pamela Kay; three daughters, Zoe Bolin and husband Joe, Kay Wells and husband Frank and Faye Barley and husband Terry, all of Dermott; a brother, Joe Lee Matthews of Enid, MS; a sister, Mary Holliday of Batesville, MS; six grandchildren, Charity Yvonne Hallman, Brittney Kay Wells, Logan Michelle Elayah, David Ryan Hackett, Crockett Dave Hackett and Asya Murphy; and three great-grandchildren, Joseph Blake Wells, Madelin Velora Ann Murphy and Adam Rashad Elayah. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude & Mary Frances Bloomer Matthews; and one brother, James Edward Matthews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Temple Baptist Church with Revs. Jody Gannaway and Jamie Coulter officiating. Burial followed at the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Crockett Hackett, Ryan Hackett, David Hallman, Leo Botsford, Donnie Goodwin, Andy Brannan and Park Tipton. Honorary pallbearers were Bud Botsford, Bill Wilson, Herman Jackson and Steve Jones.

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

Jimmie Lou Johnson

Jimmie Lou Johnson, 80, of Hamburg died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the Southern Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Center in McGehee. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and Milo and a resident of McGehee for the past eight years, she was a homemaker and worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for 20 years. She was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in McGehee and a former member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hamburg.

She is survived by three sons, Donnie Johnson of Joaquin, Texas, Jimmy Johnson of McGehee and Ricky Johnson of Hamburg; a brother, Lloyd Wayne (Pete) Henderson of Crossett; a sister, Lillian Hagood of Hamburg; 13 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lovell Johnson, in 1992; two sons, Houston Johnson in 2001 and Randy Johnson earlier this month; her parents, Houston & Nancy Stanley Henderson; three brothers, Calvin, Johnny & Clifton Henderson; and a sister, Audrey Oden.

Funeral services are 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 2, at the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Joel Meredith and Allen Hagood officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jimmy, Donnie, Mark, Sammy, Ricky Joe, Ricky Wayne and Gary Johnson and Johnnie Leigh. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Mildred Swan Pilgram

Mildred Louise Swan Pilgram, 91, of Crossett died Thursday, May 27, 2010. Born November 23, 1918, to Brit and Estelle Norrell Swan in Hamburg, Mrs. Pilgram moved to Crossett with her husband and children in 1952. She received a BS in education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and a master's degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Mrs. Pilgram was one of the original teachers of the Murphy School, where she taught in 1939 and 1940. She taught in Hamburg in the 1940s and retired from the Crossett School District after 34 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett for 58 years and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority. She served in the ACMC Auxiliary and volunteered at the Crossett Food Bank. She loved working in her yard and had many people to stop by to see her flowers and was an avid painter and quilt maker, and loved to fish.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Pilgram Nix and husband Tom of Monroe, LA; six grandchildren, Cassa Nix Bilbo and husband Jeff and Michael Nix and wife Melissa of Crossett, Dr. Robin Kirby and husband Danny and Pam Smith and husband Jim of Russellville, Brit Singleton and husband Tim of Bentonville and Bo Thomas and spouse Chris of Deer; twelve great-grandchildren, Jacob Nix, Tyler Nix, Rob Nix, Nick Bilbo, Jack Bilbo, Whitley Roberts, Logan Roberts, Landon Roberts, Eleanor Duffield, Riley Smith, Zach Singleton and Bailey Singleton; three nieces, Elizabeth Woods, Carolyn Craig and Mary Morris of Hamburg; two nephews, Allan Swan and Norman Swan of Hamburg, and many special friends. Mrs. Pilgram was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Bob Pilgram; and a son, Robert Pilgram.

A celebration of Mrs. Pilgram's life was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Crossett with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to the Bob and Mildred Pilgram Education Scholarship in connection with the Crossett Community Scholarships, c/o Maxwell and Associates, 101 Cherrywood, Crossett, AR 71635, Attn: Joann, or the Crossett Area Food Bank.

Evelyn Eudora Sivils

Evelyn Eudora Sivils, 93, of Hamburg died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at her son's home. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, Mrs. Sivils worked a number of years at Charles Spencer's Grocery Store and Hamburg Shirt Factory. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Tommy Sivils of Hamburg and Bobby and wife Linda Sivils of Texas City, TX, two daughters, Patricia and husband Bobby Joe Kelley and Betty Maxwell of Hamburg; one sister, Thomasene and husband Chester Anders of Crossett; six grandchildren, Karla Austin, Teresa Maxwell, Timothy and wife Crystal Sivils, Shane and Robert Sivils and Tambra and husband Nat Dickey, 19 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Van Sivils; her parents, Thomas Bradford and Lou Annie Ford Rogers; three brothers, Billy, Bob, and Joe Rogers; three sisters, Hazel Davis, Elizabeth Gunn and Beverly Rogers; a grandson, Jerry Wayne Maxwell; and a son-in-law, Wayne Maxwell.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Southside Baptist Church with Bros. Charles Pullin and Sanders Brooks officiating. Pallbearers were Eric Maxwell, Mitchell Maxwell, Ryan Austin, Brandon Dickey, Chance Sivils and Joshua Sivils. Burial followed at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guestbook www.cromwellfuneralhome.com

Obituaries Published June 9

Mary Ann Denson

Mary Ann Sakalousky Denson, 87, of Crossett died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Ashley County Medical Center. She was born on March 31, 1923, in Homestead Park (now Munhall), PA, to Lithuanian immigrants Markas (Mark) and Magdalena Tumas (Thomas) Sakalauskas (Sakalousky). She had lived in Fremont, CA, for 35 years before retiring to Crossett in 1993. She spent most of her working years in the women's clothing business, both in sales and management. She spent her last five working years managing Security Uniform and Firearms Co., a business in which she and her husband were partners.

Survivors include one son, Bradley Scott Denson of Fremont; one sister, Isabel Brown of Fresno, CA; three sisters-in-law, Eleanor Farmer and husband Stovall of Hot Springs, Sue Bays and Nancy Woods, both of Crossett; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank E. Denson; five brothers, Bronislovas (born and died in Lithuania), John, Anthony, William and Charles Sakalousky.

Grave-side services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 4, at Flat Creek Cemetery with Bro. Boyd Savage officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Woods, Anthony Woods, Steve Bays, Ronnie Rickman, Richard Lusby and Leland Worrel. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Juanita Tyson Foote

Juanita Tyson Foote, 91, of Crossett died Friday, June 4, 2010, at her residence at The Pillars. Born on September 15, 1918, in Parkdale to William Thad and Sarah Norrell Tyson, Mrs. Foote owned and operated cosmetology schools in Bastrop, LA, and Crossett for many years. She served on the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology for 10 years and as president for two years under Governors Pryor, Clinton and White. Mrs. Foote was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. She was an avid painter in watercolors and oil. Mrs. Foote loved to fish with her old fishing buddy, Peggy Potter.

Survivors include one son, Michael Foote and wife Diana of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hartwell Foote; three brothers, James, Harold and Addis Tyson; and two sisters, Bernice McAlister and Francis "Salley" Lassiter.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 6, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Pallbearers were Jim Manning, Don Fleming, Glenn Gray, Ronnie Howell, Eddie Cheatham and Andy Gresham. Burial followed at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. ww.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.

Pauline Porter Keefus

Pauline Porter Keefus, 100, of McAllen, Texas, died May 22, 2010, at home in McAllen. Born June 26, 1909, in Goodland, IN, to Estelle Jane Canaday and George Nelson Porter, she married John Edward Keefus from Howe, IN, in Little Rock October 24, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1998.

A retired postmaster of the Howe post office, she began work there as a substitute clerk in 1950, becoming officer in charge in 1971 and postmaster in 1972. Much of her early life was spent near Wilmot where her parents settled after World War I to farm and teach. She graduated from Momence, IL, High School in 1926 and returned to Arkansas to teach in Gaines for two years. She attended George Peabody School for Teachers in Nashville, TN, later graduating from business college in Little Rock before working for the U. S. Forest Service.

Living in the Howe community since 1946, Pauline was a member of the Lima Presbyterian Church, the K.R. Williams Church Circle, the River Oaks Club and was a local 4-H club leader.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane, and son-in-law, Arthur Hadley of Howe and McAllen; grandsons, John Hadley of Columbus, OH, and Mark and Shayna Gocken Hadley of Arlington, VA, and great-grandsons Liam and Declan, also of Arlington. A memorial service will be held in Howe at a later date.

Marion L. Selby

Marion L. "Pop" Selby, 66, of Bearden died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born in Thebes on February 14, 1944, to the late Raymond and Muriel Selby, he retired from Arkla Taylor, Inc., of El Dorado after 17 years of work as a diesel mechanic and "go to man." He was an U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Cindy Lamb Selby of Bearden; three sons, Tony Selby of Coal Hill, Jeff Kelly of Bearden and Derek Williams of East Camden; three daughters, Sthveny Selby, Mendy Kelly and Frances Williams; an adopted son and daughter, Ronnie Binns and Tracey Binns of Bearden; three granddaughters, Jessica and Ashley Selby of Coal Hill and Madison Williams of East Camden; a grandson, Christian Selby; two brothers, Ray and Carolyn Selby of Lovington, NM, and John Hurbert and Phyliss Selby of Rison; a sister, Kaye and Ronnie Phillips of Rison; and many uncles and aunts who raised him. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Selby.

Grave-side services were at 2 p. m. Saturday June 5, at the Moss Hill Cemetery in Bearden with the Rev. Jerry Selby officiating. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com.

J. W. Tullos

J. W. Tullos, 88, of Crossett died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Fountain Hill, a resident of the Crossroads community west of Hamburg for the past year and a half and a resident of Bastrop, Louisiana, for 59 years, he retired from International Paper in Bastrop in 1984. He was a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church in Hamburg and the Center Baptist Church in Bastrop where he was a deacon, Sunday School teacher and church treasurer for many years. He was a Mason for 44 years and a member of the Gerezim Lodge #54 in Bastrop. He loved camping, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by a son, James Tony Tullos and wife Myra of Bastrop; two daughters, Vicky Tullos Lee of Jasper and Beverly Jones and husband R.S. of Crossett; a brother, Willie Tullos, Jr., of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Bernice Toland of Little Rock; six grandchildren, Shannon Davis, Dennis Jones, David Jones, Gary Tullos, April Tullos Fitch and Morgan Tullos and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Swan Tullos, in 2005; his parents, Willie & Eunice Pearson Tullos; three sisters, Zee Keller, Lucille Butler & Ernestine Drake; and three brothers, Carl, Jessie Lee and Glen Dale Tullos.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, June 4, at the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Buddy Boykin officiating. Burial followed in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tommy Toland, Glenn Wood, Dennis Jones, David Jones, Randell Morris and Richard Gautney. Honorary pallbearers are the Haskell Donut Shop coffee drinkers in Bastrop and the members of the Gerezim Lodge #54. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Obituaries Published June 16

Royce Lorene Babb

Royce Lorene "Rene" Babb, 74, of Crossett died Saturday, June 12, 2010. Born on October 12, 1935, to the late Golie Eugene and Edria Sue Leggett Tompkins in Utica, MS, Mrs. Babb was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed working with all types of arts and crafts, was a member of an aerobics class for many years and was an avid walker.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Babb and wife Jan and Ricky Babb and wife Debbie of Crossett; one daughter, Rhonda Thompson and husband Chris of Pelahatchie, MS; one brother, Golie Tompkins, Jr., of Bossier City, LA, and six grandchildren, Lauren, Hannah, Josh and Kelsey Babb and Brandon and Jessi Thompson; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Ray Babb; three brothers, J. D., William and Harmon Tompkins; and three sisters, Elizabeth Lanier, Bobbie Jean Lanier and Joyce Florene Holloway.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14, at the First Baptist Church with Bros. Jimmie Lewis and Jamie Staley officiating. Grave-side services were at 4 p.m. at Groveton Cemetery in the Branch community of Morton, MS, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church MMC Building, 701 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635.

Zadie Murphy Burch

Zadie Bell Murphy Burch, 94, of Hamburg died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at The Woods of Monticello. A native and resident of Hamburg for many years and a former resident of Monticello and Drew County, she was a homemaker; an avid hand quilter and foster mother to 97 children. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and wrote the Shiloh and Fountain Hill news for the Ashley County Ledger for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Jerline Burch McCarty and husband Leo of Wilmar and Mildred Burch Hartley and husband Kenneth of Hamburg; a daughter-in-law, Clara Pruitt Burch of Hamburg; a foster daughter, Doris Hudson of Monticello; a sister, Beatrice Murphy White of Oakley, CA; nine grandchildren, Doris Kaye Finley, Debbie Morris, Douglas McCarty, Denise Cason, Kenny Hartley, Eddie Wayne Burch, Tommy Burch, Dwyla Gifford and Mark Hartley; 20 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Charlie Edward Burch in 2007; a son, Ivan Wayne Burch in 2007; two grandsons, David Allen Hartley and Charles DeWayne Burch; her parents, Earl and Amy Carpenter Murphy; three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Roy Craig, Mark Hartley and Buddy Boykin officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters and great-granddaughters. Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

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

I. B. Carter

I.B. "BB" Carter, III, 48, of Hamburg died Saturday, June 12, 2010. A native of Houston, Texas, a resident of Hamburg for the past year and a former resident of Hot Springs and Crossett, he was a truck driver.

He is survived by five brothers, Jimmy Lee Carter of Mustang, OK, Harold Carter of Kermit, TX, Joe Carter of Crossett, Tony Carter of Hamburg and Mike Smith of Hot Springs; three sisters, Jan Sellers of Crossett, Barbara Lyons of Lindsay, CA, and Joan Jolley of El Dorado; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, I. B. & Betty Carter; and a brother, Larry Smith.

A private grave-side service will be held at a later date in the Crossroads Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Frank Arnold Hancock

Frank Arnold Hancock, 76, of Crossett died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at his residence after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born on July 7, 1933, in Crossett to Frank Askew and Doris Noble Hancock, Mr. Hancock was a 1951 honor graduate of Crossett High School. While in Crossett High School he was in the National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll (a national journalism society), editor of the school newspaper and on the yearbook staff. He attended the Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas) and graduated in 1955 with a BSE degree in speech and theater. He was named who's who in American Colleges and Universities. Mr. Hancock graduated from the Purdue University in 1957 with a master's degree in theater. He enlisted and served in the United States Army from 1957-1959 and was employed by the Department of Defense as an army entertainment director from 1959 until he retired in 1988. He was an entertainment activities specialist/director for the Department of Defense in France, Germany, Georgia, Illinois and Texas. He won numerous awards and commendations from the Department of the Army, army entertainment program and the Savannah Little Theater, where he won several best actor awards. Mr. Hancock was a member of the American Theater Association, Army Theater Arts Association and the Georgia Theater Association. He retired to Crossett in 1988 to help care for his parents. He was active with the Crossett Hurd Playhouse for which he directed a number of productions and served on the board of directors in various offices and was a volunteer at the Crossett Food Bank. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Hancock of Crossett and Mark Hancock of Alpharetta, GA; one sister, Barbara Hancock Thurmond of Little Rock; and two grandchildren, Mark Tyler Hancock and Troy Noble Hancock of Marietta. He was preceded in death by his parents; his former wife, Patricia Louise Coffman; and two sisters, Blanche Turlington and Hazel Hancock Cash.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 12, at Jones Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Pallbearers were Jim Bob Godwin, Eric Cobb, Frank Thurmond, Tyler Hancock, John David Cash and Donald Noble. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. www.jonesservice.com.

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

Johnnie Howe

Johnnie Howe, 87, of Crossett died Monday, June 7, 2010. Born on December 16, 1922, in Columbia, LA, to Benjamin Franklin and Ola Mae Jester Howe, Mr. Howe was a World War II U. S. Army veteran and was a prisoner of war. He was a carpenter and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and gardening and was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Howe of Crossett; two sons, John Howe of Crossett and Dennis Howe of West Monroe, LA; two stepdaughters, Mendy Frost of Crossett and Misty Frost of West Monroe; one brother, Hardie Howe of West Monroe; three grandchildren, Robert Howe of Dallas, TX, Debbie Brown of Corpus Christi, TX, and Holly Frost of West Monroe; two great-grandchildren, Michael Ray Jones and Jamie Brown; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, George Henry Howe; a daughter, Betty Brown; two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 10, at Magnolia Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Griffith officiating. Pallbearers were Tad Huntsman, J. C. Ross, Lenny Don Mason, Ian McClain, Chris Tomberlin and C. C. Kilcrease. Burial followed at the Hickory Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com/

Memorials may be made to Magnolia Baptist Church, 822 Marias Saline, Crossett, AR 71635.

James Johnson

James "Bear" Johnson, 82, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at his residence. He was a native of Lake Providence, LA, but a resident of Crossett most of his life.

He is survived by five sons, Tony Johnson of Memphis, TN, Rickey Johnson and James Johnson of Crossett, Carl Smith of Fort Worth, TX, and Antoine Johnson of Hamburg; one daughter, Lillian Powell and husband Warren of Richmond, CA; and his care givers, Donnie Burns, Carl and Edwards Miles, all of Crossett; eleven grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Mae Johnson; a daughter, LaJetta Johnson; and his parents, Willie and Gertrude Brown Johnson

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Revs. Derrick Evans and Donald Foster officiating. Pallbearers were to be Chris Sims, Brian Miles, Michael Scott, Harvey Duke, Columbus Washington, and Elbert Ray Gibbs. Burial was planned at the Westview Cemetery. Guest book signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net

Mable Lanier

Mable Parker Lanier, 88, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was a native of Wilmot, a retired CNA and a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street.

She is survived by one brother, George Parker of Crossett; and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Miley and Delia Riley Parker; one brother, Wardell Parker; and four sisters, Estell Dunning, Annie Tate, Earnestine Kitchen and Louise Diggs.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at the First Baptist Church in Crossett with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Pallbearers were Cleveland and Rickey Parker, Charles and Aubrey Tate and Robert and Billy Kitchens. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Michael "Mickey" Maxwell

Michael "Mickey" Scott Maxwell, 38, of Memphis, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010. A business analyst for International Paper, he was a graduate of Hamburg High School and Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Maxwell; a brother, Randy Maxwell; a niece, Ashlee Maxwell; and a nephew, Jacob Maxwell; all of Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Maxwell.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Holy Trinity Community Church, located at 685 S. Highland, Memphis TN. Arrangements were by Memorial Park Funeral and Cemetery. Guest book at www.memorialparkfuneral andcemetery.com.

John Michael Moore

John Michael Moore, 52, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday, June 6, 2010. Born June 23, 1957, to James Thomas and Betty Barnes Moore, and raised in Vernon, Texas, he graduated from McGehee High School and Texas Christian University. Following graduation from TCU in 1979, he began his career as a writer at the Houston Chronicle and continued to write and direct public relations for various organizations. For the past several years he had focused his talents on grant writing and foundation relations, raising significant amounts of money for the Dallas Museum of Art, the Amon Carter Museum and most recently, UNT Health Science Center.

In addition to his mother, Betty Murphy of Hamburg, John is survived by his sister, Beth Moore, and her children, Molly and Will; brothers, Jim Moore and son Walker, and Richard Moore and children, Veronica, Adrian and Ian; and his former sisters-in-law, Stacy Holbrook and Christine Combs-Moore.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in the sanctuary of University Christian Church in Fort Worth. Memorials may be made to University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109-1197 or to the Humane Society of North Texas in his memory.

Bobby Rives

Bobby Rives, 72, of Crossett died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at the St. Frances Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A native of Fieldale, VA, and a resident of Crossett for the past 52 years, he was an U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Rives Heating and Air and was a member of the River Church.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Murphy Rives of Crossett; a son, James Rives; two daughters, Scarlett Sankey of Crossett and Wiendy Logwood of Monroe, LA; a step-son, Kerri Poole of Crossett; a step-daughter, Kellie Stacy of Crossett; two brothers, William David Rives of Crossett and Wayne Joyce of Jacksonville, FL; two sisters, Mary Frances Cloude of Bassett, VA, and Judy Draper of Collinsville, VA; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Rives, Jr., in 2006; his father, William Rives; his step-father and mother, Raymond & Hester Keith Joyce; and a brother, Danny Joyce.

Grave-side services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, at the Carlock Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Grant and Nolen Ferrell officiating. Memorials may be made to the River Church, P.O. Box 490, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Cheryl Spurlock Robinson

Cheryl Ann Spurlock Robinson, 55, of Lexington, KY, died on Friday June 4, 2010, in Lexington of Huntington's Disease. She graduated from Hamburg High School and Hendrix College in Conway where she met Jack Robinson and married him June 2, 1976.

She is survived by her son, Nathan Robinson; her husband, Reverend Jack Hughes Robinson, Ph.D.; and a sister, Paula Spurlock Biskamp.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Lexington.

Memorials may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018. Arrangements were by Kerr Bros. Funeral Home of Lexington.

Jason Scott Rotton

Jason Scott Rotton, 34, of Lake Village died Monday, June 7, 2010, near Knobel from injuries sustained in a plane crash. An agricultural pilot who obtained his license in 2006, he became interested in flying as a young boy and made it his goal in life to become an ag pilot. He graduated from Montrose Academy in 1994. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, former member of the Lakeport Fire Department, a member of the Arkansas City Volunteer Fire Department and Arkansas City Auxiliary Police Department and a member of Bayou Mason Baptist Church.

He was born May 13, 1976, in Lake Village to Curtis Ray Rotton and Linda Gail Gearing Rotton.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Kenneth Allan Rotton, his grandmother, Peggy B. Gearing, both of Lake Village, his grandparents, Curtis M. Rotton and Hazel Rotton of Portland, aunts and uncles Arvel F. Gearing, Jr., of Lake Village, Roy H. Rotton of Portland, Joel and Shirley Rotton of Eudora, and Cathy and Dewel Williamson of Parkdale; cousins Christopher Rotton of Fayetteville, Rachel and Derek Byrd of Lake Village, Meagan and Bryan Hall of Portland, Arvel F. "Trey" Gearing, III, of Lake Village, and Derrick Williamson and John Curtis Williamson of Parkdale. He was preceded in death by a cousin, Angela Elaine Rotton; and his grandfather, Arvel F. "Red" Gearing, Sr.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Bishop Funeral Home chapel with burial following at the Lake Village Cemetery. Pallbearers were Derek Byrd, Bryan Hall, Scott Standridge, David Glosup, Al Patrick and Jason Gregg.

Harold Smith

Harold Smith, 80, of Crossett died Sunday, June 13, 2010. Born on April 25, 1930, in Crossett to Marcus Wilton and Mattie Estelle Miller Smith, Mr. Smith had been an air conditioner repairman and a member of West Creek Hunting Club. He was a member of the Crossett Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Jo Smith; two sons, Harold Glen Smith and Timmy Lee Smith, all of Crossett; one daughter, Janice Smith Wright of Monticello; one brother, Kenneth Smith of Pine Bluff; six grandchildren, Christy Rice, Rachel Johnson, Amanda Smith, Kathy Smith, Josh Smith and Matt Smith; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Lee Padilla officiating. Burial will follow at the Hickory Grove Cemetery. www.jonesservice.com.

Visitation will be from 5- 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Paul D. Webb

Paul D. Webb, 71, of Fountain Hill died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at his residence. A native of Brooklyn, NY, a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 27 years and a former resident of Oak Grove, LA, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a truck driver. He was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Hamburg.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Charlene Pruitt Webb of Fountain Hill; three sons, Paul Webb of St. Lucie, FL, Travis Sowyers and wife Gina of Fountain Hill and Donald Lawrence of Chiefland, FL; five daughters, Penny Bugbee and husband Clay of Michigan, Penny Whitaker and husband Lee of Arcola, MS; Pamela Keely and husband Stan of Fountain Hill, Kathleen Sheppard of Chiefland, FL and Tina Marie Webb of New Jersey; two brothers, Roy Webb and wife Barbara of Howell, NJ, and Jimmy Webb and wife Rita, of Rhode Island, NJ; a sister, Tina Shulewitz and husband Ronnie of New Jersey; his mother-in-law, Ethel Pruitt of Fountain Hill; 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristian Nowlan; a great-granddaughter, Destiny Nowlan; his parents, James & Mary Milton Webb; and a brother, Ralph Webb.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 17, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Larry Hickman, Stan Keely, Charles Townsend, and Harold Pruitt officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jonathan Nowlan, Chance Ray, Justin Leslie, James R. Sowyers, Wayne Keely, Joey Sowyers, William Sowyers and Stetson Garcia. Honorary pallbearers are Jason Lawrence, Tino Garcia, Lee Whitaker, Wilbert Fitch, Little Paul Webb, Billy Jo Webb, Daniel Valle and Allen Valle. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Nancy Yates Wilcox

Nancy Yates Wilcox, 51, of Lake Village died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science Hospital in Little Rock. A native and resident of Fountain Hill for many years, she lived in Lake Village for the past five years. She was a Fountain Hill cheerleader in junior high school, received the Col. Francis Vivian Brooking DAR chapter award at Fountain Hill High School and was a registered nurse and a member of the Church of the Redeemer.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, John Wilcox of Lake Village; two sons, Anthony Wilcox and wife Marlene of Woodlawn and Joseph Wilcox of Crossett; five brothers, Billy Joe Yates of Fountain Hill, Butch Yates of New Edinburgh, Joe Fred Yates of Hamburg, James Fred Yates of Little Rock and Ricky Eastwood of Florence, Wisconsin; four sisters, Glennis Holland of Hamburg, Bonnie Tumlison of Crossett, Joyce Smith of Monticello and Jo Ann Quails of Crossett; three grandchildren, Elaina, Jacob & Brian; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe & Florence Hobbs Yates.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 10, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Jerry Grant and Boyd Savage officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were C. J. McGilton, Nick Holland, Dean Griffith, Jerry Smith, Harry Joe Tumlison, Rocky Savage, Shane Mullins and Chris Rice. Honorary pallbearers were Davey Holland, Davis Holland, Eugene Dominey, L. B. Yates, Kevin Yates, Crystal Baker, Lee Holland and Clayton McGilton.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, 1 Children's Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, AR 72202. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Obituaries Published June 23

Beatrice Louise Chatman

Beatrice Louise "Mama Bea" Chatman, 60, of Crossett died Friday, June 18, 2010, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born and spent most of her life in New Orleans, LA, but was a resident of Crossett for the past five years. She was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She loved cooking Louisiana gumbo, swimming and reading.

She is survived by her husband, Jerome Chatman; three sons, Clifford Chatman and wife Carlotta of Picayune, MS, Charlie Mamon and Claude Mamon, both of New Orleans; two daughters, Teresa Batiste of Dallas, TX, and Quezeena Mamon of Crossett; one brother, Joseph Chatman of Brooklyn, NY; one sister, Jerrydine Chatman of New Orleans; 17grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Zenobia Harris Chatman.

Funeral services are at 11 a. m. Friday, June 25, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse L. Radford, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers are Bobby Brown, Charles Moore, Willie Ashford, Freddie Hargroves, Hubert Moon and Floyd Moon. Burial will follow at Westivew Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Bernice Naff Farmer

Bernice Naff Farmer, 98, of Crossett died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at her residence. Born May 31, 1912, in Fountain Hill to Issac Tipton and Allie Mae McDougald Naff, she was a homemaker and a member of West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church and had been active in her church and community.

Survivors include two sons, Troy Farmer and wife LaNell of Crossett and Gary Farmer and wife Chloe of Hamburg; four daughters, Patricia Douglass and husband Thad and Dorla McGilton of Crossett and Pamela Thornton and Angela Rodgers and husband Roy of Hamburg; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rockford G. Farmer; two brothers, Owen and Ewell Naff; two sisters, Audrey Draper and Maude Murphy; and two sons-in-law; Kenneth McGilton and Gerald Thornton.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 19, at the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. John Marlar, Clayton Hales, Thad Douglass, and Farrell Breshears officiating. Pallbearers were Andy Douglas, Kenny McGilton, Randy Thornton, Rocky Farmer, Bubba Farmer and Scotty Thornton. Honorary pallbearers were Dan Rodgers, Kirk McGilton, Corey McGilton, Todd McGilton and Wade Farmer. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635; West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 447, Crossett, AR 71635 or Crossroads Cemetery, c/o Glenn Hollis, 916 Ashley Road 461, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Donald Duane Graff

Donald Duane Graff, 66, of Hamburg died Monday, June 14, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was a native of Freeport, IL, and was an employee of Get Rid of It.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Marie Graff; two sons, Rickey Ray Graff of Freeport, IL, and Donald Duane Graff, Jr. of Mesa, AZ; seven daughters, Savannah Graff, Kathy Gaught and Pamela Cook of Hamburg, Shannon K. Graff of Monroe, LA, Joyce Ann Echridge of Monroe,WI, Connie Halstead of Shawnee, OK, and Fredia Korda of Shenoia, GA; six sisters, Darlene Keith, Dorothy and husband Delmer Strohecker, Mary and husband Richard Thompson, Diane Schlamp and Cindy and husband Robert Kostenbader, all of Freeport, and Sandy and husband Marvin DeBoer of Apple River, IL; 24 grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland Edwards Graff and Anna Marie Weegans; two brothers, Gerald and Ronald Graff; and six sisters, Delores Saxley, Charmaine Schryver, Nancy Starlipeer, Judy Koch and Sylvia Jo Graff.

Memorial services were Wednesday, June 16, at 3 p.m. at the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Joel Meredith officiating. Guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Annie "Kittie" Harris

Annie Marie "Kittie" Harris, 75, of Crossett died Friday, June 11, 2010, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett and loved fishing.

She is survived by one son, Terry McDaniel of Oakland, CA; one daughter, Sue Williams of Little Rock; one granddaughter, Sheree Anderson; two great-grandchildren, Jawon and Jarryn Anderson; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Harris; one son, Tony Townsend; one sister, Lucille Horseman; one brother, Jolly Malone; and her parents Carlos and Pearl Sims Malone.

Services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the First Baptist Church in Crossett with Pastor Kevin Kelly officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Martin, Lee Fred Brown, Eddie Hawkins, Jimmy Thornton, Celester Smith, and Ronald McDaniel. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Nelson Bartley Kelley

Nelson Bartley Kelley, 63, of Banks died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. The son of the late Jessie and Doris Nelson Kelley, he was born September 11, 1946, in Monticello. He was a retired mechanic for Hamburg Shirt and was an U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda Henry Kelley of Banks; a son, Rev. Terry Kelley and wife Rachelle of Atkins; three daughters, Tina Moore and husband Michael and Angie Henry and husband Lance of Monticello and Brandy Hines and husband Colby of Winston-Salem, NC; four brothers, Doyle, Leonard and Clarence Kelley, all of Hamburg, and Henry Kelley of Georgia; a sister, Ilene Hollis of Fountain Hill and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, June 18, in the chapel of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Revs. Terry Kelley and Sanders Brooks officiating. Pallbearers were Jay, Mike, Brian and Justin Kelley, Roger Dale Barnett, Tavis and Todd Frizell and Derick Moore. Burial followed services at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

Charlie Wilkins

Charlie Wilkins, 84, of Montrose died Friday, June 11, 2010, at his residence. A native of Osceola, he retired after 40 years as a farm laborer with Jack Gibson Enterprises. He was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church in Boydell, an avid hunter and loved working in his garden.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lula West Wilkins; five sons, Amos Knight of Kansas City, KS, Charlie Wilkins, Timothy and wife Darlene Wilkins, Bobby and wife Sharettia Wilkins, all of Detroit, MI, and Danny Ray Wilkins of Dermott; six daughters, Viola Burton, Katherine and husband Izell Avery, Florene and husband Michael James, Gloria and husband Ron Burns and Peggy and husband James Owens, all of Detroit, and Lula and husband Roy Rockett of Milwaukee, WI; one daughter-in-law, Errie Wilkins of Allen Park, MI; 38 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Wilkins; his parents, Sam and Lena Pender Wilkins; two brothers, Willie and Sam Wilkins; and two sisters, Viola Wilkins and Emmitt Murphy.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, June 18, in the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Dermott with Rev. Dwight Davis officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons. Burial followed at the Evergreen Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Obituaries Published June 30

Ethyl Olivia Beane

Ethyl Olivia Beane, 96, of Boise, Idaho, died June 10, 2010. Known to friends and family as Blackie, she was born January 23, 1914, in Hamburg to William Zimery Black and Rachel Burgess Black. She grew up in and around Hamburg. After graduating from Fountain Hill High School, Ethyl went to work at the Lake Village Hospital as a nurse trainee. After three years, she was sent to Little Rock to attend the state medical school to be trained as a laboratory technician.

While in school, she met Woodrow H. Beane, a soldier in the U. S. Army stationed in Little Rock with the CCC. They were married on May 24, 1931. She traveled with him to his various duty assignments throughout his career, including three years in Boise from 1955-58. They moved back to Boise in 1975. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and trout fishing with her late husband.

Survivors include a son, James L. Beane and wife B. Anne of Ponchatoula, LA; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Catherine High of Hamburg and Willie Moore of Tucson, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband. Grave-side services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Cloverdale Memorial Park.

Jocie Lorenda Chambers

Jocie Lorenda Chambers, 74, of Crossett died on Monday, June 28, 2010, at her residence. Born on March 4, 1936, to Wilmar Layton and Violet Lorene Steinheil Montgomery in Aplin, Mrs. Chambers was a homemaker, loved to crochet and was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Lee Chambers of Crossett; one son, Joel Chambers of Dumas; two daughters, Brenda Spaulding of Crossett and Sherri Douglass of Warren; a special granddaughter, Teresa Walker of Gosnell; seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Tommy Lee Chambers; and two brothers, Bill and James Montgomery.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park www.jonesservice.com.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Thomas E. Chapman

Thomas E. Chapman, 67, of Hamburg died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett as the result of an automobile accident. A native of Russellville and a resident of Hamburg for the past 41 years, he was an avid trumpet player and in high school made the All State Band. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 1964 and was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army. He was the band director for the Hamburg schools for 11 years and sold insurance for American Heritage Life for many years. He was a member of the Russellville Church of Christ and loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara Smith Chapman; a daughter, Charlotte Chapman Kilcrease, both of Hamburg; a brother, William "Billy" Chapman of Boise, Idaho; a sister, Debra Bray of Russellville; three grandchildren, C. C., Kate & Jessa Kilcrease; and one great-grandchild, Gracie Kilcrease. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas A. "Tommy" Chapman, in 1988; his parents, Thomas and Violet Ford Chapman; and a sister, Patty Chapman.

Grave-side services and burial were at 2 p.m., Monday, June 28, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. David A. Moore officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Hamburg First United Methodist Church Youth Fund, 202 South Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Hubert Ray Fleming

Hubert Ray Fleming, 64, of Hamburg died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at his residence after a long battle with cancer. Born January 20, 1946, at Stillion on the Saline River in Ashley County, he was raised in the Cooter community outside Crossett, was a resident of Ashley County for his entire life and graduated from Crossett High School in 1965. He was a propane delivery driver for Southern L.P. Gas in DeQueen and was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Tammara Mitchell-Fleming of Hamburg, a brother, Rev. James Fleming and wife Pam of Crossett; two sisters, Betty Taylor and husband Charlie of Hermitage and JoAnn Reeves of Crossett; two step-children, Kathryn Teutsch of Crossett and Mark Marley, Jr., of Hemet, CA; five step-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and his cherished pets. He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Glenn Fleming; his parents, Hubert Lewis Fleming and Clarabelle Copeland Fleming; and a brother, Harvey Glenn Fleming.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. James Fleming, Rev. Danny Merriweather and Ray Still officiating.

The family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207-6355 or the Stamp Out Smoking Program, Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Sandra Jackson Fruge

Sandra Fruge, 63, of Abbeville, LA, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. She was raised in Crossett and had lived in Abbeville for the last 38 years. She was very active in the First Baptist Church of Abbeville and loved traveling, dancing, and family gatherings. She taught in the elementary school in Abbeville for 25 years and was a leader at the Council on Aging.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Phil Fruge; her mother, Imogene Young of Crossett; a brother, Ralph Jackson of Crossett; a daughter, Kim Redwing and husband Clint of Lafayette, LA; a daughter, Phyllis Reeves and husband David of Duson, AL; a son, Brendan Fruge and wife Maurie of Spring, TX; and five grandchildren, Cody, Tanner, Courtlyn, Ben and Brenna; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the First Baptist Church in Abbeville with arrangements by David Funeral home of Abbeville.

Grave-side services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Eden Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Cody and Tanner Carpenter, a nephew, Johnny Jackson of Crossett, Nick Mouton, Brady Barras of Abbeville, and Clint Redwing of Lafayette. Pastor Pres Riley of First Baptist Church and Pastor Noah Langley from Hospice of Acadiana officiated. davidfuneralhome.com or jonesservice.com.

Dorothy Malone Greenfield

Dorothy Juanita Malone Greenfield, 83, of Marion, LA, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Born August 7, 1926, she was a retired nurse and an active member of Litroe Baptist Church.

Survivors are her three daughters, Brenda McHenry and husband Allen of Griffin, GA, Gloria Schoonover of Huttig and Mitzi Carpenter and husband Glenn of Hamburg; one son, Michael Greenfield and wife Edith of Marion, LA; three sisters, Sarah DeFries of Judsonia, Betty Glueckert of Newport and Opal Rich & husband Arnold of Albany, GA; one brother, William Paul Malone of Tuckerman; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Warren Greenfield; her father, Henry Malone; her mother, Lily Sornson Malone; a sister, Ruthie Leonis; and three brothers, John Henry, Edwin and Ira Wayne Malone.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m, Friday, June 25, at Litroe Baptist Church in Litroe with Bros. Lloyd Townsend and Jessie Foster officiating. Pallbearers were Roger Langston, Ricky McLemore, Perry Murray, Meryl Moody, Lawrence Lane, David Remore and Gary Rogilli. Burial followed at the Union Cemetery in Sadie with arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville, LA. Online messages may be sent to the family at www.farrarfh.com.

John Griffin

John Griffin, 85, of Crossett died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Crossett who retired from the G-P particle board plant, he was a member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ollie Mae Griffin; three sons, Oliver Eugene and wife Johelen Griffin and Spencer Griffin of and Freddie and wife Bonnie Griffin of Monticello; two daughters, Merkia Key of Crossett and Linda Griffin of Little Rock; two brothers, Willie Ed and wife Eunice Griffin and Warren and wife Jewel Griffin of Crossett; one sister, Earnestine Bates of Little Rock; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Dora Lee Colbert Griffin; one brother, Clenia Griffin; and four sisters, Beulah Robinson, Merkia Shaw, Artie Hargraves, and Lois Gaston.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church. Pallbearers were Leslie Tolefree, Thomas Tolefree, Ken Morris, Kenneth Griffin, Michael Scott, and Willie Griffin, III. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Wesley Lloyd Maxwell

Wesley Lloyd Maxwell, 73, of Crossett died Monday, June 28, 2010. Born on December 20, 1936, in Crossett to Wesley R. and Audrey Roberts Maxwell, he was an active member and deacon of Beulahland Assembly of God Church. His family and his numerous church activities were his life. Mr. Maxwell retired from Georgia Pacific Corp. as an employee in the tissue machine room after 43 years of employment. He served in the Arkansas National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Sadie Kelley Maxwell; two daughters, Karla Smith and husband Charlie and Rhonda Guin, all of Crossett; two grandchildren, Brooke Guin and Shawn Guin and wife Anna; one brother, Kenneth Maxwell of Johnsville; two sisters, Juanita Maxwell and Edith Paccio, both of Crossett; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Melvin Maxwell and one sister, Merle Jenkins.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Beulahland Assembly of God. Burial will follow at Crossroads cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com. Visitation will be held Tuesday at the church from 5- 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Beulahland Assembly of God Church, 1401 Hancock Road, Crossett, AR 71635.

Otis Pippin

Otis Pippin, 94, of Hamburg died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and Hamburg, he was a retired timber worker.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Charlie Allen Pippin of Hamburg and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Liz Pippin; and two sisters.

As per Mr. Pippin's request there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Rosa Lee Sims

Rosa Lee Sims, 104, of the Sunshine community near Parkdale died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at the Woods Nursing Home in Monticello. She was a lifelong resident of the Sunshine community, a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church in Montrose. She was a former Sunday School teacher and usher at First Baptist and loved cooking, canning, sewing, making quilts and reading.

She is survived by her care givers, Johnnie Dunn, and for many years, the Earnestine Dunn family, and a host of other cousins and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alonzo Vaughn; her second husband, Dewitt Sims; her parents, Thomas & Beulah Gee Ranson; and a cousin, Andrew "Buddy" Dunn.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the First Baptist Church in Montrose with Rev. Louis Meadows, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Charles E. Dunn, Charles Watson, James Christian, Donovan Peoples, Henry Lee Dunn, Jr. and Edward Block. Burial followed in St. Marion Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home. www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Derrell Streeter

Pastor Darrell Streeter, 65, of Alvin, Texas, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Alvin after a seven year battle with cancer. Born to Emmett Ervin and Frances Lavelle Hogan Streeter on February 2, 1945, in Bastrop, LA, he graduated from Hamburg High School and attended the University of Arkansas and the Missionary Baptist Seminary and Institute in Little Rock and pastored churches in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. At the time of his death, he had been pastor of the Alvin Missionary Baptist Church for 38 years. He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Ivorie Streeter of Alvin, who he married in Warren on June 7, 1966; his mother, Lavelle Streeter of Hamburg; a brother, Doyle and wife Lynette Streeter of Hamburg; a son, Darrell Randall and wife Cindy Streeter of New Caney, TX; a daughter, Tonya and husband James Randall Allen; and grandchildren, James Robert Streeter, Markus Cole Streeter, Lauren Elizabeth Allen and Jarrett Randall Allen.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, in the Alvin Missionary Baptist Church with Pastors John Raines and Bobby Bryant, Sr., officiating. Pallbearers were James Robert Streeter, Markus Cole Streeter, Jarrett Randall Allen, Kevin Streeter, Tony Streeter, Tim Streeter, Tyler Streeter and Joey Streeter. Burial followed at the City of Alvin Oak Park Cemetery in Alvin. Arrangements were by Scott Funeral Home of Alvin.

Brenda Ware

Brenda G. Stahley Ware, 62, of Hamburg died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Stuttgart and a resident of Hamburg all her life, she worked at the Dollar General Store in Hamburg for several years, the Hamburg Shirt Factory for over 22 years and at the Superior Surgical Uniforms until the business closed and was a member of the First Assembly of God in Hamburg. She loved going to the lake.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ronnie Ware; a son, Ralph Ware; a daughter, Rhonda Ware Martin; a sister, Fay Stahley Ware Glover and husband Thomas; two granddaughters, Whitney Ware and Tana Martin; a grandson, Chad Martin, all of Hamburg; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Stahley; her mother, Jean Reffett Butcher; two brothers, Carl and Harold "Bill" Stahley; two brothers-in-law, Charlie and Mac Ware; a sister-in-law, Janiece Ware; and her father and mother-in-law, Clark and Maybell Downey Ware.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, June 25, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Justin Uselton and Brandon Meeks officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Cason, Raymond Roberts, Toby Irons, Donnie (Roy) Rice, Aubrey Lephew and Eddie Black. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Williamson and Glen Allen Carpenter.

Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Cemetery Association, c/o Glen Hollis, 916 Ashley Road 461, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at

www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Gene Lewis Weems

Gene Lewis Weems, 69, of Crossett died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born on March 1, 1941, in Waldo to Lewis Weems and Irene Bradshaw Weems Kitchens, he was a maintenance mechanic for 35 years at Georgia Pacific.

He loved to hunt, fish and was an avid duck hunter and a favorite thing was going to camp in Willisville with his son, Paul, and grandsons. A member of the Upper Room Church Ministries in Bastrop, LA, he was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Herman Kitchens.

Survivors include his wife, Ginger Weems of Crossett; one son, Paul Weems and wife Mardi of Crossett; one daughter, Tana Karnes and husband Ray of Bossier City, LA; one step-daughter, Shelley Anderson Travis of Columbia, LA; one step-sister, Ella Mae Robertson of Atlanta, TX; and six grandchildren, Jordan Payne, Candace Payne, Tolland Weems, Josh Salley, Taylor Travis and Hannah Travis.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Marcus Akers officiating. Burial will follow at the Crossroads Cemetery. Guest book at

www.jonesservice.com.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Upper Room Church, 8947 Westwood Drive, Bastrop, LA 71220.

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