May 5

Edna Mann

Edna Mann, 90, of Hamburg died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Charlyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Winnsboro, Louisiana. A native of Paris, Texas, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 45 years, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She is survived by three sons, Roger Veazey of Winnsboro and Bud and Kenneth Veazey of Bastrop, Louisiana; two daughters, Lena Marriott and Jeanette Bonner, both of Euless, Texas; 11grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd "Boxey" Mann, in 1998; an infant son, Clarence Mann; and her parents, Nina & John White Davis.

Grave-side services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, in the Eden Cemetery with Rev. Lane Amos officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Harry Wash Miller

Harry Wash Miller, 87, of Owasso, OK, died Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Owasso. He was born October 24, 1922, in Hamburg to Francis Earl and Clara Roberts Miller. He received his primary education in a two-room classroom near Crossett and completed high school at Fountain Hill in 1941. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1943 and after basic training attended gunnery school.

On February 1, 1945, he was chosen to be a crew member for the first flight-testing of Fat Man, one of the atomic bomb projects at the end of World War II. He received the Air Medal for his service to this project and was honorably discharged in March, 1947. He married Mary Catherine Webb on December 7, 1948, in Benton. He spent most of his working life with Timex Corp. until retiring in 1983. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Owasso.

Surviors include his wife of over 62 years, Mary; three daughters, Mary Diana Steinbeck and husband Rudy of Owasso and Rose Marie Miller and Anita Rae Herod, both of Laramie, WY; several grandchildren, two sisters, Geraldine Myrick of Hamburg and Carolyn Sue Lea of Conway and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Harry Glen Miller; and a brother, Billy Francis Miller, who was killed during the Korean War.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Mowery Funeral Service chapel in Owasso with Pastor Chuck Self officiating. Committal services and burial followed at Fairview Cemetery in Owasso. The family requests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1020, Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055. www.mowerfs.com.

Betty Jean Slaughter

Betty Jean Slaughter, 80, of Bastrop, LA, died at her home on Sunday, May 2, 2010. She was born May 25, 1929, in Ashley County to John Franklin Gray and Frances Morgan Gray. She was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church and attended Oak Hill Baptist Church in Bastrop. She was a nurse serving many years at Morehouse General Hospital, Cherry Ridge Guest Care, and Summerlin Lane Nursing Home. She was a member of the Boone-McDowell Post of the V.F.W. and a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxillary Post 2277 where she was very active.

Mrs. Slaughter is survived by her three daughters, Frances Peppers, Betty Smalling "Tiny" Smith, and Ruby Nell Streeter, all of Bastrop; two sons, Eugene Streeter and wife Pat and Lloyd "Deanie" Streeter of Bastrop; three sisters, Ruby Thomason and husband Harley of Harrison, Sarah Rushing of Conway and Jodi Kelly and husband Joe of Hot Springs; eleven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Mattie Gray; her husband, Jessie J. Slaughter; her former husband and the father of her children, Floyd Streeter; five sisters, Daisy Gray, Nell Slaughter, Joyce Smith, Diane Savage, and Rita Fay Gray; and two brothers, Rev. Junior Gray and Doyle Gray.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with the Revs. Delton Jordan, Jr., and Fred Oden officiating. Burial will follow at the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Crossett. Serving as pallbearers are Trey Peppers, Cody Peppers, Seth McFadden, Jason Smalling, Justin Smalling, and Jarrod Smalling. Honorary pallbearers are Bryan Hunt, B.B. Cox, Carl Gray, and Frank Allen Gray.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Guest book at www.coxfuneral.com.

Margaret R. Wilson

Margaret "Marty" R. Wilson, 58, of Crossett died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Bastrop, Louisiana, a resident of Crossett for the past 4 ½ years and a former resident of Bastrop, she was a homemaker and attended the Mount Olive Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Roger Wilson; a brother, Charlie Lockwood and wife Sandra; a sister, Charlotte Walker and husband Harry, all of Crossett, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Grafton Perot; her step-father, Alvin Perot; her father, Henry Braddock; and a brother, Albrey Lockwood.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, at the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Eric Hodge and Billy Bolin officiating. Burial was to follow at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Harry Walker, Jimmy Wall, Bobby Wall, Drake McCone, Ronald Willis and Billy Bell.

Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Medical Center, Mia Rose Hollis Memorial Garden, P. O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Obituaries Published May 12

Garland Campbell

Garland "Trucker" Campbell, 67, of Crossett died Saturday, May 8, 2010 in El Dorado. A native of Warren, a resident of Crossett for the past 16 years and a former resident of Banks, he was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by four sons, Billy Campbell of Crossett, Richard Campbell of St. Louis, MO, Michael Campbell of Pacific, MO, and James Campbell of St. Louis, MO; a sister, Audrey Campbell of St. Louis; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Anne Vaughan Campbell, in 1985; his parents, James Campbell and Velma Parker Douglas; and two brothers, Harold & Billy Campbell.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, at the First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Bates officiating. Burial was to follow at the Shady Grove Cemetery in Cleveland County. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Obituaries Published May 19

Martin Joseph Gutmann

Martin Joseph Gutmann, 78, of Crossett died Friday, May 14, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on July 15, 1931, in Queens, NY, to William Julius and Mary Elizabeth Haddican Gutmann, he was a Korean War U. S. Army veteran and retired from Georgia Pacific Plywood. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Survivors include two brothers, William Julius Gutmann of Woodmere, NY, and James Frances Gutmann of Santa Barbara, CA; one sister, Catherine A. Gutmann of Carrboro, NC; four nieces and nephews and three great-nieces and nephews. Mr. Gutmann was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Gail Gutmann.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Chuma Ibebuike officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Gail Ingram Howie

Gail Ingram Howie, 68, of Crossett died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on February 24, 1942, in Arkansas City to Joyce B. and Helen Vardamen Ingram, Mrs. Howie was a homemaker and a member of South Main Baptist Church for 21 years.

Survivors include: her husband of 53 years, Billy Howie of Crossett; two daughters, Cathy and Cindy Howie of Crossett; and two grandchildren, Brad Howie and A. J. Craig, both of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jack B. Ingram.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 14, at South Main Baptist Church with Bros. Jim Taylor and Jimmie Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Greg Burnside, Danny Dumas, Michael Knight, Jim Adkins, Kevin Cessor and Alan Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Jackie Burchfield, Robbie Thompson, Richard Kelley and members of Elton's Deer Camp. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to South Main Baptist Church, 2801 South Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Cecil E. Knight

Cecil E. Knight, 94, of Hamburg died Monday, May 17, 2010, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. A native of the Milo community in Ashley County and a former resident of Pine Bluff, Memphis, Dallas, Texas and Culver City, California, he moved back to Hamburg in 1976 and has been a resident of The Pillars in Crossett for the past two years. He was a retired plumbing contractor and taught plumbing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello for several years. He was a member of the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church and loved to sing bass in gospel quartets and singing with the Melody Boys of Memphis, Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Woods Ware Knight of Bastrop; two sons, Duane Knight and wife Jeanne of Crossett and Chuck Knight and wife Sheryl of Big Bear Lake, California; two daughters, Cecile Thomas and husband Richard of Crossett and Nancy Brown and husband Kenneth of Garfield; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rubin and Maggie Matlock Knight; two brothers, Dewey and Henry Knight; and five sisters, Maude Bryant, Beulah Craig, Anna Stanley, Betty Willis and Alvie Allen.

Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday, May 22, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Farrell Breshears officiating. Burial will be in the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers are Stephen Knight, Duane Knight, Jr., Rickey Knight, Jimmy Knight, Tommy Knight and Bill Webb. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church, c/o John Nowlin, 111 Ashley 319, Crossett, AR 71635. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Nina Patricia "Pat" Rodgers

Nina Patricia "Pat" Rodgers, 73, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Born on July 19, 1936, in Nashville to Russell and Juanita Copeland Brown, Mrs. Rodgers graduated from Henderson State University and moved to Hamburg to teach home economics. She then went to work with Ashley Chicot Electric. She moved to Crossett in 1963, raised her family, and made Crossett her home. She later taught home economics at Norman Junior High School. She enjoyed playing golf, cooking and hosting parties, playing cards, and working with ceramics. She was an avid gardener, especially enjoying her geraniums and roses and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Don Rodgers, Jr., and wife April of Little Rock and Russ Rodgers and wife Connie of Crossett; one daughter, Dawn Reed and husband Stacy of Fordyce; two sisters, Amelia Epperson and husband Theo of Dothan, AL, and Jimmie Lee Stephens of Bryant; five grandchildren, Jaci McKinney, Chase Rodgers, Annaleah Rodgers, Hannah Reed and Hudson Reed; one great-grandchild, Madison Hiser; and a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Jim Burkhart; and a sister, Mary Dell Gathright.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 15, at First Baptist Church with Bro. Stacy Reed officiating. Pallbearers were Chase Rodgers, Marvin Gathright, Jim Bob Stephens, Patrick Rodgers, Brad Davis and Steve Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Grassi, Forrest Webb, Don Park, Bobby Richardson, Fletcher Smith, Mike McGinnis, Mike McDaniels, Bobby Kilcrease, Dane Weindorf and Duncan McGinnis.

Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

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

Carl D. Tullos

Carl D. Tullos, 60, of Hamburg died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his residence. A native and resident of Hamburg for most of his life, he was a 1970 graduate of Hamburg High School and an automobile mechanic, working at NAPA since 1997. He was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Louise Summitt Tullos of Hamburg; two sons, Steven Tullos and wife Allyson of Hamburg and Philip Tullos of Bay Cliff, Texas; a stepson, Ricky Winchester of Vanceboro, North Carolina; a stepdaughter, Vicky Mills of Hamburg; a brother, Jerry Tullos and wife Renea; two stepbrothers, Jimmy and Donald Klyng; a stepsister, Kathy Maly, all of La Marque, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law; Bennie and Pat Summitt of Hamburg and Billy and Judy Summitt of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Arthur Tullos; his mother, Martha McCann Klyng; and his stepfather, Charles H. Klyng, II.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 13, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Meredith officiating. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Calvin Frierson, Mike Croswell, Denny Holland, Trey Holland, Daniel Holland and Richard Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Byrd, Richard Clark, Sonny Holland, Chuck Jones and Jim Atkins. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Obituaries Published May 26

Cleo Brewer

Cleo Brewer, 61, of Detroit, Michigan, died May 14, 2010, in Detroit. She was born on February 17, 1949, in Thebes to the late Mattie and Finas Brewer. She moved to Detroit in December, 1975, where she joined Silver Star Baptist Church.

Survivors are five children, Tommy Tolfree, Lorraine, Sandra Darget (Urban), LaTasha Pickens (Anthony), and LaTonya Haynes; three sisters, Grace Reese (Michael), Dortha Brewer, and Mary (Andrew) Hadley; three brothers Archie (Mamie) Brewer, Donald Brewer and Steven Brewer, fourteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Montrose with Pastor Victor Doll officiating. Pallbearers were Steven Brewer, Donald Brewer, Urban Darget, Elvin Crow, Erick Crow and Anthony Pickens. Honorary pallbearers were Archie Brewer, Shaquille Coleman, and Andrew Hadley. Burial followed at the Thebes Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net

Tommy Eubanks

Tommy Eubanks, 68, of Hamburg died Monday, May 17, 2010 at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Ashley County and a former resident of West Monroe, Louisiana, he moved back to Hamburg in 1962. He was a service station manager for many years and served in the Arkansas National Guard. He was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and loved to work in his garden and cook.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Higginbotham Eubanks; two daughters, Alisa Ware and husband Chris and Andee Pennington and husband Kevin, all of Hamburg; three sisters, Ruby Bennett of North Little Rock, Carolyn McDonald of West Monroe and Melba Walker of Shreveport, LA; two sisters-in-law, Glenda Eubanks of West Monroe and Jeanette Eubanks of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Charlie, Corrie and Sydnie Ware and Percy and Payton Pennington; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Allen Eubanks; his parents, Percy and Johnnie Smith Eubanks; and two brothers, Bobby and Billy Eubanks.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 20, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Michael Reese, Charles Pullin and Eugene Howie officiating. Burial followed at the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Miller, Johnny Pierce, Joe Foote, Sidney Sammons, Chuck White, and Dewayne Broach. Honorary pallbearers were Buddy White, Steve Otwell and Buck Fryar.

Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Robert Lee Franklin

Robert Lee Franklin, 43, of Hamburg died Sunday, May 23, 2010, as the result of a four-wheeler accident in Ashley County. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1985. He worked at the Georgia-Pacific's plywood mill for the past 14 years, attended Soldiers Chapel and the Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church and loved to hunt and ride 4-wheelers.

He is survived by a son, Demetris Franklin; a daughter, Jasmine Franklin, both of Hamburg; his father, Willie Lee Franklin and wife Deloris of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a brother, Alvin Brewer and wife Michelle of Hamburg; three sisters, Patricia Leonard and husband Clyde of Cedar Rapids, Irecia Franklin and husband Kenneth of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Tamara Franklin and husband McCoy of Hamburg; the mother of his children, Beverly Caldwell of Parkdale, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Carlean Pugh Combs & Sam Combs; and his grandparents, Robert Lee & Ivory Pugh.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Friday, May 28, at the Epistles of God Church of Deliverance with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Burial will be in the Phillip Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are Charles Brown, Larry Goodwin, Terry Gillum, Robert Scates, Ernest Hampton and Michael Duke. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Linda Jeanette Howard

Linda Jeanette Howard, 62, of El Dorado died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. She was a member of Miles Memorial Church of God in Christ.

She is survived by six sons, Michael and wife Shaletha Brown of Killeen, TX, Mitchell Brown, Steve Brown, Eric Brown and Floyd McGhee of El Dorado, and Marcus and wife Angela Brown of Little Rock; three daughters, Tracey and husband Albert Dunn, Barbara and husband Tracey Jamerson of El Dorado and Sandra Howard of Little Rock; two brothers, Curtis Howard of Hamburg and John Howard of Pomona, CA; two sisters, Leontyne Howard of Pomona and Denise Hipp of Shreveport, LA; 28 grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Lavell Brown; her parents, Frank and Lillian Fowler Howard; four sisters, Flossie Simpson, Dorothy Gibbs, Bessie Howard and Clara Wilson; and three brothers, Charles Joe, Glen Daniels and George "G.W." Howard.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. W.R. Taylor officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 28. from 6-8 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Rodney Henry, Chris Oliver, Orlando Hill, Bobby Jones, Kevin Hampton and Jamal Thomas. Burial will follow services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net

Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson, 52, of Hamburg died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Crossett and a lifelong resident of Hamburg, he retired from Burlington Industries in Monticello in 1991 and was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Whitney Renee Simmons and Sarah Nicole Cope, both of Fountain Hill; his mother, Jimmie Lou Johnson of McGehee; three brothers, Donnie Johnson of Joaquin, Texas, Jimmy Johnson of McGehee and Ricky Johnson of Hamburg; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Lovell Johnson, in 1992 and a brother, Houston Johnson, in 2001.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, in the Crossroads Cemetery with Revs. Allen Haygood and Joey Meredith officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Phlorina Wood Morrison

Phlorina Wood Morrison, 69, of Hamburg died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center.

A native of Fountain Hill, a resident of Hamburg since 2005 and a former resident of Pasadena, Texas, and Warren, she was a graduate of Fountain Hill High School, a member of the First Baptist Church in Warren and loved spending time at the Hamburg Senior Citizens' Center.

She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Shelton of Milo; three brothers, John Walter Wood of Monroe, Louisiana, James A. Wood of El Campo, Texas, and Doug Wood of Hamburg; four sisters, Gail Welch and Wanda Evans of Hamburg, Judy Smith of El Campo and Patricia Cain of Rolling Fork, Mississippi; three granddaughters, Lizzie Meeks and husband Tony, Kerri Knight and husband Shelby, and Page Shelton; two great-grandchildren, Hope and Drew Grubbs; one great-great-grandchild; and a special friend, Kandice Merrill of Magnolia Manor. She was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Wayne & Virginia McCarty Wood; and a brother, Wayne Wood, Jr.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at the Flat Creek Cemetery with Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the residents of Magnolia Manor. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Clara Robinson

Clara Robinson, 101, of Portland died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center. She was a native of Bessemer, Alabama, a resident of Arkansas for 85 years and a homemaker.

She is survived by one step-son, George Robinson, Jr., one step-daughter, Irene Wright, one brother, Rev. Eddie Rice of Warren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and France Craig Rice; her husband, George Robinson, Sr.; one brother, John Rice; and four sisters, Harriet McCoy, Caroline McCoy, Annie Bell Scott and Novella Caldwell.

Grave-side services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, at Providence Cemetery in Portland with Rev. Lewis Meadows officiating. Services under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook at cromwellfuneral-home.net

Latrice Denise Simpson

Latrice Denise Simpson, 31, of Crossett died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett and a member of Campground A.M.E. Church. She graduated from Crossett High in 1996 and earned a degree in social work from NLU in 2003.

She is survived by her daughter, Yasmine "Yas" Haynes; her mother, Robbie Ann Hendrix of Crossett; six brothers, Deon Lewis and wife Tammie, Ray Lewis and wife Valtie, David Hampton and wife Taffany, Rev. Donald Foster and Vincent "Pokey" Davis, all of Crossett, and Elvin Simpson of Oakland, CA; two sisters, Capresha Hampton of Crossett and Rosemary Simpson of Hamburg; and her grandmother, Mary Lee Hendrix of Crossett. She was preceded death by her father, David "Bubba" Simpson, Jr.; one sister, Martha Sue Simpson; and one brother, Clark Simpson.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. A.L. Owens officiating. Pallbearers were to be Moria Brown, Jamal Williams, Bruce Wright, Normaine Martin, Jefferson Holyfield, Ollie James, Chad Johnson and Chad Sims. Honorary pallbearers are the CHS Class of 1996, James Hampton, III, Christopher Haynes, Basil Hendrix, Randy Boyd, Greg Smith, Byron Jasper, Marcus Taylor and Spencer Govan. Burial will be in the Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at cromwell-funeralhome.net.

Blanche Turlington

Blanche Hancock Turlington, 85, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on February 20, 1925, in Crossett to Frank Askew and Doris Noble Hancock, Mrs. Turlington was a secretary and worked over 50 years.

She attended the First United Methodist Church. She was past president and board member of the Ashley County Genealogical Society and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Survivors include three daughters, Sherrye DuBose Lewis of Crossett, Mary Katherine DuBose Ray of Paragould and Frances Cornelia DuBose Boggs of McGehee; one brother, Frank A. Hancock, Jr., of Crossett; one sister, Barbara Hancock Thurmond of Little Rock; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Turlington was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert "Slim" Turlington; and a sister, Hazel Hancock Cash.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 22, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donnie DuBose officiating. Pallbearers were Ron Kreiger, Jim Bob Godwin, Frank Thurmond, Michael Hancock, Rob Ray and Eric Cobb. Burial followed at the Lakewood Cemetery. www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to the Crossett Public Library, 1700 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635

Frances M. Turnage

Frances M. Turnage, 90, of Crossett died Monday, May 17, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK.

Born on April 2, 1920, in Snyder to Charlie F. and Edna Mae Junkins Pamplin, Mrs. Turnage was a homemaker, a bridge player for many years and an avid reader. She attended the First Baptist Church of Crossett for nearly 60 years.

Survivors include two sons, Don Turnage of Bend, OR, and Ron Turnage of Tulsa, OK; and five grandchildren. Mrs. Turnage was preceded in death by her husband, Daphne A. Turnage.

Grave-side services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 22, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Bro. Jamie Staley officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

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