October 6

Cecil Lamar Cossey

Cecil Lamar Cossey, 55, of Hamburg died Monday, October 4, 2010, at his residence outside of Hamburg. A native of Parkdale, a resident of Hamburg since 1997 and a former resident of Wilmot, he graduated from Wilmot High School in 1972. He was the store manager of Jade's Grocery in Strong and worked in the grocery business since he was 17 years old. The volunteer fire chief of the Wilmot Fire Department for 20 years and a member of the Maranatha Assembly of God in Parkdale, he was an avid hunter and horseman.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cindy Weatherly Cossey of Hamburg; a son, Cecil Ray Cossey and wife Misty of Haughton, Louisiana; three daughters, Shawn Hickman and husband Todd of Hamburg, Crystal Lewis and husband Andrew of Benton, LA, and Chassity Curry and husband Chris of Meridian, MS; his parents, Ray and Sue Martin Cossey of Parkdale; a brother, Elbert Ray Cossey of Crossett; four sisters, Linda Barrett of Hot Springs, Dot Zaunbrecher of Benton, Alice Albright of Bella Vista and Mary Jane Johnston of Fountain Hill; six grandchildren, Tyler and Maci Hickman, Hannah and Hayley Cossey and Caleb Curry and Payton Lewis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 6, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Curry officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers are Josh Cossey, Keith Barrett, Vick Barrett, Vincent Zaunbrecher, Sparky Zaunbrecher, John Thomas Zaunbrecher, Jeffery Albright, Matthew Rankin, Blake Weatherly and Lee Weatherly. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, P. O/ Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mitch Greenwood

Mitch Greenwood, 72, of Warren died Thursday, September 30, 2010, at home. Born July 16, 1938, in Bradley County to the late Herman Abram Greenwood and Ruthie Mae Jones Greenwood, he was a graduate of Hermitage High School and attended Capital City Business College in Little Rock. He was a representative for Borden's in Lake Village from 1970-1984 and was a 26 year staff member for Frazer's Funeral Home licensed to sell insurance for Bradley Burial Club and Selected Funeral and Life Insurance Company of Hot Springs. He was a member of Willoughby Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Weinrich Greenwood; one daughter, Monti Bozeman and spouse Ronnie of Hamburg; two brothers, Gerald Greenwood and wife Ida of White Hall and Louis Greenwood and wife Brenda of Cameron, OK; two sisters, Betty Radcliff and spouse Ed of Kirby and Judy Moore and spouse Roger of New Hope; five grandchildren, Angie Miller, Nikki King, Abe White, Will White, all of Warren, and Mic King of Monticello; and seven great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Hattie Sutton Greenwood; two sons, Jeffery Greenwood and Michael Glynn Greenwood; and a daughter, LaTricia Ann King. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 3, at Frazer's chapel with Revs. Wayman Mann, Mark Elliott and Victor Hunter officiating. Burial followed at the Willoughby Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gerald Greenwood, Mike Adams, Jeff Greenwood, James and Betty Doggett, Charles and Janice Doggett, Ed Doggett, and Steve Smith. Honorary pallbearers were the Hermitage High School Class of 1956. Guest book at www.frazerfuneralhome.com

Pharris Ladon Martin

Pharris Ladon Martin, 77, of Crossett died Sunday October 3, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Johnsville and a resident of Crossett for the past 61 years, he attended school at Vick and was a Korean Conflict veteran of the United States Navy. He was a barber for over 50 years and was a member of the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church. He loved to hunt, fish, work in his garden and looked forward to family reunions.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Young Batterton Martin of Crossett; a son, Phillip Martin of Fountain Hill; three daughters, Dona Tanksley and husband Willie of Stuttgart, Kelly Melanson of Crossett and Penny Brown and husband Rodney of Crossett; two step-daughters, Penny Breedlove and husband Jerry of Hamburg and Phyllis Rawls and husband Tommy of Crossett; four brothers, Allen Martin of Crossett, Vance Martin of Tomball, Texas, Lavert Martin of Cleveland, Texas, and Travis Martin of Columbia, LA; three sisters, Ella Quita Spears of Camden, Ruth Potts of Pearland, Texas, and Shirley Robinson of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren, Richie and Brad Tanksley, Dillon and Logan Melanson, Patric and Cole Howie and Jarrod Martin; a great-grand child, Ty Eric Tanksley; eight step-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nell Gifford Martin, in 2000; his parents, Gill Martin & Estelle McClain; three brothers, Quinton, Lamar and Luther Martin; and a sister, Geraldine Long.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 6, at the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. John Williams and Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers will be Mike Stanley, Danny Wade Rice, Matthew Jeffers, Staven Terry, Jimmy Kelley, Owen Blake and Tracy Schilders. Burial will be in the Lacey Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, 803 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Lois McCollough McDaniel

Lois McCollough McDaniel, 62, of Hamburg died Sunday, September 26, 2010, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Martin Pennington of Crossett; her daughter, Tammy Lenerville of Nashville, Tennessee; a brother, Everett McCollough of Hamburg; a grandson, Martin Pennington, Jr., of Canton, Ohio; and two granddaughters, Jacqueline and Josephine Coleman of Nashville, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy McDaniel; and her parents, Martin and Opal Harrison McCollough.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Warren Finney officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Iva Lucille Morgan

Iva Lucille Morgan, 61, of Hamburg died Monday, September 27, 2010, at the Mississippi University Medical Center in Jackson. A lifelong resident of Hamburg and a custodian for the Hamburg School District, she was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Edward "E. G." Morgan; two sisters, Alice Marie Hill, and Charlene Wallace and husband Thomas, all of Hamburg; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Worthy Morgan; an infant daughter, Gloria Morgan; her parents, George and Sallie Franklin Swinney; two brothers, George and Donty F. Swinney; and one sister, Madline Robinson.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 2, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Willie R. Taylor officiating. Active pallbearers were Curtis Hillard, Lloyd Collins, Thurnell Hymes, Lawrence Stanley, DeWayne Watt, and Trey Emory. Honorary pallbearers were the Mt. Zion mission ministry and trustees and the maintenance staff of the Hamburg School District. Burial followed at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 334, Hamburg, Arkansas 71646. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Lona Lifsey Smith

Lona Lifsey Smith, 87, of Crossett died Monday, September 27, 2010, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born on September 3, 1923, in Crossett to Jesse and Ora White Lifsey, Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of Beech Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna Byrd of Crossett, Robbie Nutt of Cabot and Kay King of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and a niece, Beverly Deason of Dubach, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. J. Smith; a daughter, Becky Knight; and two sisters, Virginia Freeland and Dorothy Craig.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at the Lakewood Cemetery with Bro. Lloyd Gibbs officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Nutt, Bill King, Chris Byrd, Lance Nutt, Shaylon Hood and Clint Knight. www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to JRMC Auxiliary, 1600 W. 40th, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.

Judith Diane West

Judith Diane West, 59, of Crossett died Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at her home. A native of Monticello, she lived in Lake Village for 38 years and in Crossett for the past year. She loved to cook and was a Baptist.

She is survived by her son, Richard Shane Tumey and wife Lydia of Newport; one brother, Billy H. West and wife Patti of Orlando, Florida; one sister, Brenda Ragar and husband James of Crossett; four grandchildren, Carrie and Jeffrey Tumey, Shawn Kiser and Angel Faulkne; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Dewitt and Willie Juanita West.

Grave-side services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 3, at Center Point Cemetery in Cominto in Drew County with Bro. Petey Emerson officiating under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Hartness, Matt Hartness, Brandon Hartness, and John Dumas. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Obituaries Published October 13

Robert Lee Danzy

Robert Lee Danzy, 69, of Crossett died Sunday, October 10, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Parkdale but a resident of Crossett, he had a lengthy work career, but found his life's work in law enforcement. He served as a police officer in the cities of Crossett and Eudora, and culminated his career as chief of police in Gould. He was a member of Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ and loved to barbecue.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Effie Simmons Danzy of Crossett; three sons, Robert Earl Danzy and wife Deloise of Dallas, Texas, Mark Ellis Danzy and John Edward Danzy, both of Crossett; two daughters, Janna Elaine Danzy Jackson of Carrollton, Texas, and Princess Lee Danzy of Monticello; four brothers, Willie James Danzy and Ellis Danzy, Jr., and wife Aretha of Crossett, James L. Danzy and wife Shirley of Dermott and Charles Danzy and wife Rowena of Akron Ohio; six sisters, Ola B. Moore of Cleveland, Ohio, Verleen Matheney and husband Bishop Roy Matheney, Sr., of El Dorado, Jewel Smith and husband Charles of Las Vegas, Nevada, Margaret Richmond and husband Otis of Pine Bluff, Shirley Williams and husband Joseph of Little Rock and Linda Page and husband John of Dermott; sixteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Ileen Thomas Danzy; three brothers, Eddie, Steven, and Leroy Danzy; and three sisters, Nancy Williams, Ernestine Galds, and Emma Lee Burdette.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 16, at Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ with Supt. Charles Danzy officiating. Active pallbearers are Rahmel King, Edrick Danzy, William Simmons, Bobby Simmons, Josephus Williams, and Anthony Danzy. Honorary pallbearers are Robert, Ronald, Ricky, Ralph and Rodney Matheney, Douglas Simmons, Joe Louis Simmons, Johnathan Danzy, and Jermaine Wade. Visitation will be Friday, October 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will follow services at the Westview Cemetery. Guest book signing at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Catherine Hart

Catherine Hart, 76, of Strong died Monday, October 4, 2010, at the Mississippi University Medical Center in Jackson. A native of Portland, she had lived in Strong for the past 47 years and was a member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. She was a usher for many years. She loved fishing and she made frequent visits to the Champagnolle Landing for Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her son, Marion Williams and wife Christy; and a stepson, Donell Smith, all of Strong; three daughters, Mary Lovett and husband Robert and Annie Wallace and husband James of Strong and Linda Russell and husband Steven of North Little Rock; two stepdaughters, Mary Marshall of Memphis, TN, and Lanell Smith of El Dorado; one sister, Rosie Grams of Bossier City, LA; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. B. Hart; her parents, Richard Blakley and Annie Mae Bryant; and one sister, Willie Mae Davenport.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Stanley Stigars officiating. Pallbearers were Steven Russell, Robert E. Lovett, Winston Lovett, Freddie Robinson, and Gregory Shobayo. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons. Burial followed at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

June Livingston-Evans

June Livingston-Evans, 81, of Hamburg died Friday, October 8, 2010, at the Brookside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Little Rock. A native of Scott and a resident of Hamburg for 59 years, she retired from the Kroger Store in Hamburg after 29 years of service and was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church. She loved to work in her yard.

She is survived by a son, David Livingston and wife Marcey of Bauxite; a daughter, Kathy Sherwood of Little Rock; two brothers, Freddie Peterson of Pittsburg, PA, and Bobby Peterson of Hamburg; a sister, Sallye Taylor of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Laura Elizabeth Jackson and husband Aaron and Sarah Sherwood; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler, C. J. and Melynda.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry David Livingston, in 1991; her parents, Charlie and Katie Mitchell Peterson; and two sisters, Charlene Peterson Wells and Martha Nell Peterson Fleming.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 12, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Howie officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Jim Wells, Keith Ladd, Shane Barrett, Ray Laskey, Clifton Ladd and Steve Cypert. Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church, P. O. Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Sardis United Methodist Church, 10715 W. Sardis Road, Bauxite, AR 72011. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Rebecca Ann Miller

Rebecca Ann Miller, 60, of Hamburg died Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church and loved her church and cooking.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Eligha Miller of Hamburg; two sons, Baron Johnson and wife Onika of Hamburg and Adrian Tucker of Fayetteville; two daughters, Tammy Nimmer and husband Lee of Hamburg and Vernica Huggins and husband Allen of Dallas, Texas; her father, J. O. Johnson and wife Lucille of Hamburg; one brother, Adophus Foster of Greenville, MS; one sister, Gail Johnson of Lake Village; one stepsister, Evelyn Bolar of Hamburg; eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherice Johnson; and her mother, Mary Ann Jones Trice.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, October 8, at Christ Temple Pentacostal Church with Bishop Alfonso Madden officiating. Pallbearers were Terry Rucker, Shurun Jenkins, E. G. Morgan, Carl 'C.T.' Lewis, Cannon Foster, Vincent Foster, Lee Marvin Miller, and Nathaniel Miller. Burial followed at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

John Mormon

John Mormon, 87, of Hamburg died Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana. A native of and raised in Snyder, he attended Portland High School and was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. He lived in West Texas and El Dorado, Texas, for a number of years and moved back to Hamburg in 1988. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, a Baptist, a Shriner and a member of the Portland Masonic Lodge #499 and had received his 50 year pin.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Mary Ann Tumlison Gwin Mormon of Hamburg; a son, John Whitten Mormon of Waco, Texas; a daughter, Marilyn Joy Wood of Sonora, Texas; five stepsons, James Gwin of Montrose, Richard Gwin, Bobby Joe Gwin and Donald Ray Gwin, all of Hamburg, and Carl John Gwin of Crossett; two stepdaughters, Pat Thompson and Paula Ladd, both of Hamburg; a sister, Jean Shelton of Hamburg; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nine step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Johnnie Whitten Mormon, in 1980; his parents, James Wister and Minnie Jones Mormon; and three sisters, Grace Crosby Elton, Jessie Gober & Martha Wall.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, October 8, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Grave-side services were at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 10, in the El Dorado Cemetery in El Dorado, Texas, with Rev. T. Wayne Price officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Hamburg & Portland Masonic Lodges. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Austin Nichole Paccio

Austin Nichole Paccio, 20, of Crossett and Adaleigh Marie Paccio Varnell, the unborn infant of she and her fiancé, Charles Varnell, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on October 1, 1990, in Crossett to Roy Lynn Sanders and Shannon Marie Paccio Shaw, she was involved in the ROTC and was an avid swimmer. She enjoyed going to the movies and listening to music and was a member of Beulahland Assembly of God.

Survivors include her parents, Todd and Shannon Shaw of Crossett and Roy and Benita Sanders of Irving, TX; her fiancé, Charles Varnell of Crossett; three brothers, Chazz Rice of Hamburg, Grayson Sanders of Irving, TX, and Blake Shaw of Crossett; two sisters, Kirstie Shaw of Crossett and Chei McQuay of Mississippi; her grandparents, Don and Darlene Paccio of Hamburg, Edith Paccio of Crossett, Patty Griffith of Fountain Hill, Helen Outlaw of Crossett and Johnny and Diane Shaw of Star City; her great-grandmother, Geneva King of Hamburg; five aunts, Shelley Paccio of Crossett, Samantha Griffith, Megan Griffith and Tressie Tucker of Fountain Hill and Amy Hudson of Hamburg; an uncle, Lonnie Griffith, Jr., of Fountain Hill; a nephew, Tyler Paccio; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Wesley Ray Maxwell and David Walter Paccio; great-grandmothers, Audrey Marie Maxwell and Ella Marie Williams; and a grandfather, Lonnie Griffith.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 10, at Beulahland Assembly of God with Bro. Don Ashcraft officiating.

Pallbearers were Doyle Webb, Luke Brown, Raymond Rice, Daniel Reep, Greg Rodgers and Donnie Rice. Honorary pallbearers were Chazz Rice, Blake Shaw, Kirstie Shaw, Grayson Sanders, Chei McQuay and Tyler Paccio. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Shirley Jean Savage

Shirley Jean Savage, 67, of Mabelvale, formerly of Hamburg, died Monday, October 11, 2010. Born December 28, 1942, in Hamburg to the late Louis and Estelle Moore Adams, she was a wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Lawrence Savage; two sons, Larry Savage and wife Keitha of Bryant and Harvey Lynn Savage and wife Tammy of Alexander; one brother, Bobby Harold Adams of Star City; and three grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Alva Lee and Louis Adams; and two sisters, Mary Frances Tilly and Carolyn Sue Croft.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home at 10200 Highway 5 North, Alexander.

Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, at the funeral home. To sign the online guest book, visit www.griffinleggettforest hills.com.

Obituaries Published October 20

Lester Dooley

Lester Dooley, 88, of Hamburg died Friday, October 15, 2010, at the Pinewood Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Macon, MS, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 70 years, he was a retired timber worker and a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by one son, Rickey Dooley and wife Agnes of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Judia Dooley of Hamburg and Janell Davis of Dallas; one sister, Ethel Chandler and husband Esse of Macon; 22 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, thirteen great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Dooley; his parents, Rufus and Clara Halbert Dooley; two stepsons, Freddie and Dennis Perry; one brother, Rufus Dooley, Jr.; and one sister, Annie Paskel.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 21, in the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Willie R. Taylor and Bishop Alfonso Madden officiating. Pallbearers are Theodore Simkins, Wayne Pugh, Dewight Tippitt, Carl Lewis, George Howard, Jr., and Baron Johnson. Burial will be at the Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Rodney Glynn Carney

Rodney Glynn Carney, 58, of Crossett died Sunday, October 10, 2010. Born July 25, 1952, in Clark County, Mississippi, he was a painter.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Carney Whittington of Hermitage; one son, Donovan Rodney Carney of Vinton, LA; four sisters, Barbara Jones and Teresia Hartness of Crossett, Diane Lochala of Hermitage and Debbie Rumer of Denver, CO; and three grandchildren, Holly Brown, Danelle Brown and Rachel Brown, all of Vinton, LA. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tesia Carney Brown; his father, Marvin J. Carney; and his stepfather, Willis Whittington.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, at Holly Springs Cemetery near Hermitage with Rev. Ricky Smith officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer's Funeral Home. www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

H. B. Cole

H. B. Cole, 74, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Crossett, died Thursday, October 14, 2010, after battling lung cancer. Born February 2, 1936, in Pitkin, LA, to Arthur D. and Blanche Hill Cole, Mr. Cole was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Evelyn Naron Cole; and an aunt and uncle, Nora and Murray Curtis, who raised him from an infant.

Survivors include one brother, Robert "Buster" Cole and wife Martha of Crossett; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Atkinson of New Caney, TX, Margaret Hazlewood and husband Gene and Kay Kirsten and husband Martin of Crossett; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, October 18, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Mike Griffith officiating. Pallbearers were Harold Brumley, Wilburn Austin, Emory Austin, Royce Swaim, Mike Smith and Bret Vail. Honorary pallbearers were Trey Kirsten, Kent Cox and James Naron. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery. www.jonesservice.com

William C. "Bill" Finch

William C. "Bill" Finch, 84, of Crossett died Saturday, October 16, 2010. Born on August 6, 1926, in Crossett to William E. and Maggie Calhoun Finch, Mr. Finch was an engineer for Mississippi Power and Light. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a Baptist deacon, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Crossett Lodge #576, a Shriner and a former mayor of Crossett. Mr. Finch was Genealogist General for the Mississippi Society of the War of 1812 and other genealogist organizations. He was a strong supporter of the Crossett Library and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Finch of Crossett; a son, William C. "Bill" Finch, Jr., and wife Betty of Water Valley, MS; two step-sons, John Charles "Sonny" Brooks and wife Elizabeth and James E. "Jim" Brooks and wife Sheri of Crossett; one step-daughter, Elizabeth Ann Laney of Crossett; a granddaughter, E. Lynn Finch of Metairie, LA; step-grandsons, Bryson Brooks of Greenbrier and John C. Brooks, Jr., of Crossett; step-granddaughters, Kara Brooks Greiner and husband Jay of Greenbrier, Sarah Brooks Cauthen and husband Taylor of Clarksdale, MS, Tannie Courson and Kelsey Brooks, both of Crossett, Miranda Gray of Luling, LA, and step-great-grandchildren, Drake Brooks of Cabot, Cason Brooks and Skylar Courson of Crossett, Peyton Greiner and Brody Greiner of Greenbriar and Aubrie Gray of Luling. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mildred Boxx Finch; one sister and one half-sister.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, October 18, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Jamie Staley officiating. Burial followed at the Lakewood Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Friends of the Library, c/o Crossett Library, 1700 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or Lakewood Cemetery Fund, c/o Mary Jane Manning, 1106 Hickory Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Johnny Lee Funderburg

Johnny Lee Funderburg, 79, of El Dorado died Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. A native of Monticello, a resident of El Dorado for the past ten years and a former resident of Crossett, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Pentecostal Fellowship Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mason Funderburg of El Dorado; three sons, Ricky Funderburg of Crossett and Jimmy Don Funderburg and Shawn Funderburg, both of Knoxville; two daughters, Debra Weaver of Crossett and Sandy Hamm of Monroe, LA; twp stepsons, James Edward Shaver and Marty Darden; a stepdaughter, Teressa Cox, all of El Dorado; a brother, Bob W. Funderburg of Little Rock; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Cannon Funderburg, in 1998; his parents, Erby and Myrtice Fairchild Funderburg; an infant sister, Ouida Marie Funderburg; and a brother, Billy Funderburg.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 14, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Roy Craig and William Carter officiating. Burial was at the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tommy Clark, Larry Cannon, Jacob Cannon, Bailey Cannon, Tyler Keeth and Larry Grimes. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Amanda Nichole Kelly

Amanda Nichole "AK" Kelly, 19, of Crossett was born June 16, 1991, in Fort Worth, TX, at The Mahonia House to parents Stephen Kelly and Bonita Griffin Kelly and died on October 12, 2010. A 2009 graduate of Crossett High School, she had been involved with the ROTC and FBLA. She attended Eden Baptist Church and Cloverdale Assembly of God.

Survivors include her mother, Bonita Kelly and friend Jon Strong of Crossett; her grandmother, Nancy Smith of Crossett; seven brothers, Colby Strong, Jarred Strong, Aaron Strong, Jason Strong, William Griffin, Stephen Griffin and Zachary Scott; one sister, Tiffany Strong; four aunts, six uncles and two nephews, Caleb Murphy and Troy Griffin. She was preceded in death by her father, Stephen Kelly.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 16, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Scott Sasser officiating. www.jonesservice.com.

Betty Lou Maxwell

Betty Lou Maxwell, 72, of Hamburg died Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a caregiver, a foster grandparent at the Hamburg pre-k and a Baptist. She loved deer hunting and cooking.

She is survived by two daughters, Karla Austin of Conway and Teresa Maxwell of Hamburg; two brothers, Tommy Sivils of Hamburg and Bobby Sivils and wife Linda of Texas City, Texas; a sister, Patricia Kelley and husband Bobby Joe of Hamburg; seven grandchildren, Eric Maxwell and wife Whitney, Ryan Austin and wife Kaiti, Mitchell and Justin Maxwell, Chelsea Rice and husband Adam and Courtney and Hannah Maxwell; and four great-grandchildren, De'Myiah, Javon, Madison & Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Maxwell, in 1990; a son, Jerry Wayne Maxwell, in 2003; and her parents, Virgil & Evelyn Rogers Sivils.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 14, at the Southside Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Sanders Brooks officiating. Burial followed at the Cleveland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy, Bobby, Russell, Greg and Allen Maxwell and Timmy Sivils. Honorary pallbearers were the members of Wayne Maxwell Hunting Club. Memorials may be made to the Cleveland Cemetery Association, c/o Macel Oden, 1043 S. Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Larry A. Richardson

Jeanette M. Richardson

Larry A. Richardson, 80, and his wife, Jeanette M. Richardson, 80, of Crossett, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson were members of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett and were avid supporters of the Arkansas Razorbacks. He was born on July 11, 1930, in East Chicago, IN, to Earle and Thelma Lillian Price Richardson. Mr. Richardson was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a retired manager for Bemis Co. in Crossett. She was born on September 11, 1930, in Lakeland, FL to John Whitney and Theotice Williams Monk. Mrs. Richardson was a retired teller for First State Bank in Crossett and was active in knitting prayer shawls at the church.

Survivors include two sons, Allen Richardson and wife Pam of Crossett and Steve Richardson of Oklahoma City, OK; one daughter, Ann Bayer of Greenbriar; three grandchildren, Carrie Marshall and husband Toby, Sara Vann and husband Jason, and Ryan Richardson; and two great-grandchildren, Emmy Marshall and Riley Vann.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Dr. Russell R. Moore officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

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

Charles Raymond Wimberly

Bro. Charles Raymond "Baby Boy" Wimberly, 72, of Crossett died Sunday, October 10, 2010. Born on January 3, 1938, to the late Clarence and Johnie Wimberly, he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a graduate of T. W. Daniel High School and many other schools. After leaving Crossett, he moved to New London, CT, where he became a high ranking quality representative for General Dynamics. After working there for 30 years, he retired in Crossett.

Survivors are two sons, Carlos Wimberly and Kenneth Charles Wimberly of New London; two sisters, Celestine Sims of Crossett and Jessie B. Fulford of Milwaukee, WI; one grandson, Raymond Charles Wimberly of New London; a sister-in-law, Ruby Bowman of Crossett; and a special friend, Jerry Williams of Oklahoma City, OK. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Wimberly; and two brothers, Clarence Wimberly, Jr., and Curtis Lee Wimberly.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 15, at the First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Revs. Evandrew Washington, Sr., and Kevin Galloway officiating.

Pallbearers were Raymond Charles Wimberly, Ricky Sims, Chad Sims, Carl Tucker, Jesse Lowe and Thomas Lowe. Honorary pallbearers were the T. W. Daniels Class of 1956, William Henry Wimberly, Eunice Click, Mike Sims and Victor Sims. Burial followed at the Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Obituaries Published October 27

Vicky Freeman Allgood

Vicky Freeman Allgood, 42, of Snyder died Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at her residence. A native of Plant City, Florida, a resident of Snyder for the past 14 years and a former resident of Keysville, Florida, she was a waitress and a member of the Montrose Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Mickle Allgood; a daughter, Samantha Wynn and fiancé Eric Bonnett; her parents, Odis and Linda Miles Freeman, all of Snyder; two sisters, Frances Toole and husband Andrew of Mulberry, Florida, and Lisa Drost of Snyder; two grandchildren, Jalacia Bonnett and Landon Bonnett; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, John Allgood, in 2007; her maternal grandparents, Henry and Exie Miles; and her paternal grandparents, Charlie and Beulah Parrish.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 23, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Burial followed at the Montrose Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Hammon, José Mondragon, Sammy Mondragon, Ferman Mondragon, Joseph Miles, Heliacio Mondragon and Michael Drost. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Joe Bussell

Joe "J.P." Bussell, 50, of Hamburg died Thursday, October 21, 2010, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Hambug, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1978. He was a diesel mechanic, a member of the North Main Baptist Church and a member of the S & B Hunting Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors.

He is survived by two sons, Chris Bussell of Mountain View and Dewayne Bussell and wife Vanessa of Crossett; a daughter, Jessica Bussell of Hamburg; his parents, Calvin and Winnie Streeter Bussell of Lake Village; a brother, Johnny C. Bussell and wife Sharon of Middleton, TN; four grandchildren, Stetson, Joseph, Hunter and Alayna Jo; and his caregiver and best friend, Grace Bussell Sawyer. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Calvin & Mildred Sparks Bussell and Rolen & Lorene Streeter.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 23, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. David Powell and Rickey Harvey officiating. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Andy Kinnaird, Carey Windham, Hardy Sawyer, Mickey Craig, Mike Bays, Jerry Word, Jim Ferrell and Danny Amos. Honorary pallbearers were Morris Knight, Johnny Oliver, Alex Farmer, Nikki Stanley, Jackie Coleman and the members of the S&B Deer Camp. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Estelle Morris Jones

Estelle Morris Jones, 79, of Portland died Sunday, October 24, 2010, at her residence. A native of Wilmot and a resident of the Aulds community east of Portland for the past 56 years, she was a farmer, a volunteer for the Mainline Ambulance Service for a number of years and made and decorated wedding cakes for many years. She was an active member of the Aulds Baptist Church.

She is survived by three granddaughters, Earla Mae Martin Wallin of Hamburg; Misty Rose Martin of Fountain Hill and April Clarissa Martin Whybark of Conway; a grandson, Edward Earl Jones of Eudora; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl William Jones. in 1999; a daughter, Paula Ann Verdun, in 2008; a son, Tom William Jones, in 1998; her parents, John William and Willie Boykin Morris; three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 27, in the Aulds Baptist Church with Revs. Newton Smith and Ray Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dave Hackett, Johnny Roark, Lee Wallin, Ronald Ricks, Ronnie Kelley and Skyler Gill.

Memorials may be made to the Aulds Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Delane Pamplin, 536 Ashley Road 58, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wesley Thornton Ogden

Wesley Thornton Ogden, 86, of Camden died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. Born May 5, 1924, in Snyder to the late Wesley T. and Willie Mac Ogden, he was a longtime and active member of Sylvan Hills Baptist Church, chairman of the deacon board and a Sunday school teacher. He was an avid gardener, liked being outdoors and was also a member of the Cardinal Café coffee-drinkers club.

He is survived by his wife, Della Ogden; two sons, John Ogden and wife Becky of Mena and Jackie Ogden and wife Becky of Camden; a step-daughter Sharon Jeffers and husband Bobby; three grandchildren, John Ogden, Jr., and wife Holly, Jeremy Ogden and wife Laura and Hollie Ogden Armstrong and husband Derik; seven great-grandchildren, Ali, Bekah, Morgan and Wesley Ogden, Josiah, Abbigail and Leah Armstrong; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Charlene Ogden; a sister, Catherine Gay; and two brothers, Charles and Jessie Ogden.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 24, at Sylvan Hills Baptist Church with burial in Bethesda Cemetery with arrangements by Proctor Funeral Home of Camden. Memorials may be made to Sylvan Hills Church Building Fund, 3584 Highway 376 S., Camden, AR 71701. To sign the online guest register visit, www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

Jo Ann Ederington Pugh

Jo Ann Ederington Pugh, 81, of Portland died Thursday, October 21, 2010. Jo Ann, a native of Warren, was the daughter of Louis and Nettie Wilson Ederington, members of pioneer families of Bradley and Ashley Counties. She attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College and graduated from the University of Colorado. She was a resident of Portland for the past 56 years and a member of the Portland United Methodist Church where she served for many years as a teacher of the Women's Sunday School Class. She was a past member and chairperson of the Ashley County Library Board, a former trustee of the Arkansas Historical Association, and a former member of the UAMS Foundation Board. She was also an avid reader and bird watcher.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert D. Pugh, of Portland, daughter Virginia Pugh de Hernandez and husband Juan Luis, of Madrid, Spain, and daughter Mary Manning and husband Mark of Bentonville. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Juan and Ana Hernandez and Jess and Mary Catherine Manning, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Martha Ann Pugh, in 2001, a brother, Louis Wilson Ederington; and three sisters, Virginia Crow, Janet Hurley and Helen Baxley.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 26, at 2 p.m. at the Portland United Methodist Church, with Rev. Terri Lynn Bunnell officiating with burial following at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers are Don Arensman, Stephen Hurley, Joel Newcome, John Newcome, John Pugh, Eddie Scherm, Craig Shackelford, and Jesse Turner.

Memorials may be made to the Portland United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 400, Portland, AR, 71663.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. On-line guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

McDavis Slade

McDavis Slade, 71, of Montrose died Thursday, October 21, 2010, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Strong but a resident of Montrose for the past two years, he also lived in Milwaukee for a number of years. He was a retired AODA counselor for the state of Wisconsin. A member of St. Mark A.M.E. Church in Milwaukee, he was preceded in death by his parents: George Frank and Carrie Bell Slade.

He is survived by three sons, Timothy McDavis Slade of Little Rock and Julian McDavis Slade and McDavis Rashad Slade and wife Sonia of Milwaukee; two daughters, Tiffany Nicole Slade and husband Ray of Chicago, Illinois, and Frenchanita Corbet Slade of Milwaukee; two brothers, George Slade, Jr., and Billy Slade of Milwaukee; four sisters, Florial Wilson and husband Arthur and Gwendolyn Slade of Montrose, Marie Leazer of Milwaukee and Betty Ramsey and husband George of Racine, Wisconsin; eleven grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 28, at St. Peters Baptist Church in Montrose with Minster Faye Sims officiating. Burial will be at Springhill Cemetery in Oakland, Louisiana, under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net

Betty Craig Slaughter

Betty "Mama Jean" Craig Slaughter, 81, of Fountain Hill died Friday, October 22, 2010, at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Fountain Hill and a member of the Hollis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Jimmy Don Slaughter and wife Lizzette of Fountain Hill; two daughters, Carolyn Jeffers and husband John of Fountain Hill and Penny Moffatt and husband Frank of Hamburg; two brothers, Jesse "Shorty" Craig and wife Mary and Jimmy Craig and wife Annette; three sisters, Margie Livingston, Joyce Berry and husband Hurley, all of Hamburg, and Rosa Williamson and husband Johnny of Crossett; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; a special sister-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Jackson "Son" Slaughter in 1994; a granddaughter, Julie Carol Moffatt; a great-granddaughter, Jil Jeffers; her parents, Jesse and Allie Pogue Craig and a brother, Ed Craig.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 24, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Buddy Boykin and Roy Craig officiating. Burial was at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Paul Jeffers, Clint Jeffers, Chris Hicks, Matt Moffatt, Chad Moffatt and Brian Slaughter. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Patricia Edmondson Sullivan

Patricia "Pat" Flo Edmondson Sullivan of Crossett died Sunday, October 17, 2010, at her residence. Born in Locust Grove to Leo and Opal Brooks Edmondson, Mrs. Sullivan taught physical education in the Crossett Public Schools for 33 years and taught tennis to many generations. She was an avid Razorback fan, loved tennis, politics and Crossett and was an active fundraiser for Relay for Life and hosted many cancer fundraising events. Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Cooper Phillips of Frisco, TX; two grandchildren, Lindsay and Preston Cooper, both of Frisco, TX; and one brother, Charles Edmondson of Kemp, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James Sullivan.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry and Bro. Jamie Staley officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to the Pat Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund, Crossett Community Scholarship Association, c/o Richard L. Maxwell & Associates, 101 Cherrywood Lane, Crossett, AR 71635.

Elvin Webb

Elvin Webb, 67, of Crossett died Sunday, October 17, 2010, at his home. A retired truck driver for Silver State Disposal in Las Vegas, Nevada, he was a member of Hunters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, an avid hunter and fisherman and also loved carpentry work.

He is survived by his wife of four years, Sue Staten Webb of Crossett; six sons, Darby Webb, Daryl Webb and wife Bertha, Doyle Webb and wife April, and Derrick Webb, all of Crossett, Nicholas Webb and wife Dana and Gregory Ford and wife Felicia of Las Vegas, Nevada; one daughter, Gwendolyn Webb Hamlett of Crossett; four sisters, Otha Webb and husband Elder Depriest Webb and Robbie Gibbs of Las Vegas, Eunice Griffin and husband Willie of Crossett and Gracie Clark of Oakland, California; 24 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. B. and Sallie Franklin Webb; and one brother, Parnell Rochelle.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, October 22, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Wilton Baines officiating. Active pallbearers were Jimmy Griffin, Clifton Hawkins, Jr., Preston Hawkins, James Hampton, Johnny Lee Hampton and Larry Rogers. Honorary pallbearers were members the Crooked Creek Hunting Club. Burial followed at the Palestine Cemetery in Johnsville under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Leon Roy Tubbs, Sr.

Leon Roy Tubbs, Sr., 85, of Hamburg died Monday, October 25, 2010, at the Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Drew County and a resident of Hamburg since 1959, he was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. He was the owner of Tubbs Radiator and Body Shop until he retired in 1997. He served two terms as Hamburg City Alderman, was a member of the First Baptist Church and was an avid deer hunter and founder of the Tubbs Hunting Club.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nellie Grantham Tubbs; a daughter, Linda Bloom and husband Stan of Hamburg; three sons, Leon Tubbs, Jr., and wife Juanda of Hamburg, Tommy Tubbs of Star City and Wade Tubbs and wife Angie of Hamburg; a brother, William Tubbs and wife Elsie of Little Rock; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Cora Harvey Tubbs; two sisters, Margaret Haley and Louise Cannon; a granddaughter, Madison Bloom; and a great-grandson, Pierce Leo Meeks.

Funeral services are 3 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, in the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Roy Grantham officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are Wade Lindon Tubbs, Lance Hill, Trey Tubbs, Richard Smith, Blake Meeks and Rob Greene. Honorary pallbearers are Grant Smith, Preston Meeks, Logan Smith, Drew Allison, Jake Adams, Hunter Greene, Ethan Ray Branson and Colt Tubbs.

Memorials may be made to the Prairie Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Kim Bowden, 905 Goose Hollow Road, Fountain Hill, AR 71642 or to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of 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.

Annie Blide Wilson

Annie Blide Wilson, 68, of Crossett died Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Houston, Texas, and a resident of Crossett for the past five years, she was a retired educator. She taught for a total of 42 years in California, Texas and Arkansas. She was a member of the American Education Association, Texas Retired Teachers Association and a lifetime member of the NAACP. Mrs. Wilson loved reading, tutoring kids, and interior decorating. She was a member of Westside Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ben Ivery Wilson of Crossett; three sons, Dr. Alan Wilson and wife Stephanie of Crossett, Christopher Wilson of Bryan, Texas, and Kevin Wilson of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Anissa Wilson of Houston and Staci Mathis and husband Lawrence of Bryan; five brothers, William Ballard, Jr., and wife Bernadine and Greg Ballard and wife Donna of Atlanta, GA, Harold Ballard and wife Claudette and Derrick Ballard and wife Lakeisha of Carson, CA, and Thomas Hafford and wife Mary of Jasper, Texas; one sister, Lynn Williams of Los Angeles, CA; sixteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alma Thomas Ballard.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, at Pine Street Church of Christ in Crossett with Bro. Thomas M. Foster officiating. Burial was to follow at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207. Guestbook at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

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