Cecil Floyd Brown
Cecil Floyd Brown, 83, of Hamburg died Friday, August 27, 2010, at his residence. A native of Drew County and a resident of Hamburg since 1964, he retired from the United States Air Force and had served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He also retired from the United States Postal Service and worked for the Ashley County Sheriff's Department as a deputy sheriff and jailer for several years. He was a Lutheran.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlotte Löschner Brown of Hamburg; two sons, John Brown of Hamburg and Gregory Brown of Center, Texas; a daughter, Linda Register of Texarkana; two sisters, Bessie Sanderlin of Hamburg and Violet Spoonts of Burnet, Texas; three grandchildren, Brad & Julianna Register and Alexander J. Brown; and one niece and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. and Evelyn Arnold Brown.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery in Drew County. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-harts horn.com.
Patricia Ann Craig
Patricia Ann Craig, 65, of Hamburg died Saturday, August 28, 2010, at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. A native of Bradley County and a resident of the Pine Hill community outside Hamburg for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Christy Meeks and Shannon Clark, both of Hamburg; a son, Jamie Taylor of Warren; two step-sons, Randy Craig of Strong and Mark Craig of Hamburg; a brother, Herman Temple of Warren; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, James Temple; her mother, Louise Hines Wilkinson; and a brother, Roger Dale Temple.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial was to follow at the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Taelor Clark, Dakota Meeks, Chris Taylor, Michael Stanley, Jamie Temple and Jeff Jester. Honorary pallbearers were to be Jeraldine Stanley, Dorothy Armstrong and Herman Temple.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Christian Academy, 803 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Obituaries Published September 8
Ronald L. Adcock
Ronald L. Adcock, 68, of Bastrop, Louisiana, died Sunday, September 5, 2010, at his residence. A native of Parkdale, a resident of Bastrop for the past 19 years and a former resident of Hamburg, he was a retired welder and a member of the Gaines Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Ferrell Adcock; three daughters, Tina Jones, Wendy Day and Angela Adcock, all of Bastrop; a sister, Shirley Adcock Walker of Hamburg; a grandson, Aaron Adcock; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Gene Adcock, in 2005; his parents, Winiford and Imogene Vail Adcock; and seven brothers, Johnny Mike "Droopy," Gary Dean, Harold, Billy Wayne, Steve, Paul and Eddie Roy Adcock.
Grave-side funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, in the Beulah Cemetery with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-harts horn.com
Mark Hawkins, Jr.
Mark Hawkins, Jr., 72, of Parkdale died Thursday, September 2, 2010, in Mandeville, Louisiana. A native and lifelong resident of Parkdale, he graduated from Wilmot High School and the University of Arkansas in 1961 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture. He was a farmer and cattleman for 25 years and owner of Parkdale Chemical Company from 1986 to 1999. He was the Parkdale Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief for 15 years, constable for deBastrop Township and a Parkdale City Alderman. He was a member of the Parkdale School Board for 23 years, serving as president of the school board when Parkdale consolidated with Hamburg. He was a lifelong member of Parkdale United Methodist Church, serving as a lay leader for many years, and was the chairman of the administrative board for 34 years. He was a Mason and a member of the Portland Masonic Lodge #499.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Hazel Barksdale Hawkins of Parkdale; two daughters, Charlotte Leigh Armfield of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Carol Ann Liles and husband, Dr. A.C. Liles, III, of Covington, Louisiana; and two grandchildren, Ainsley Claire Liles and Avery Caitlin Liles. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances Brame and Mark Hawkins, Sr.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, September 6, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Cheryl Slocum and Bob Bridges officiating. Burial followed at the Parkdale Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Hunter Buatt, Ralph Sewell, John Sumner Barnes, J.D. Grice, Larry Fuller, Donald Pylate and Grady Tabor. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Tice, Dr. Vincent Forte, Dr. Barry Thompson, Gene Crawford, Frank Powell, Billy Wells, Hermon Williams and members of the Ashley County Masonic Lodges.
Memorials may be made to the Parkdale United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 34, Parkdale, AR 71661 or to the Portland Masonic Lodge #499, P. O. Box 299, Montrose, AR 71658. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Louis Ray Jacks
Louis Ray Jacks, 73, of Hamburg died Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born November 3, 1936, in a log cabin on Clear Creek in Lincoln County, he retired from the USDA - Soil Conservation Service with 33 years of service and then worked 13 years for Ducks Unlimited. He was in the U. S. Army for three years, serving 13 months in Korea during the Korean War and was discharged August 31, 1964. He was a member and deacon of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello. A historian and story teller, he was the son of the late Glen H. Jacks and Lula Jewel Conner Jacks and was also preceded in death by one sister, Glenda Jacks Summerford.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Jo Bradley Jacks of Hamburg; two sons, Steve Jacks and wife Tina and David Jacks and wife Kim, all of Monticello; two daughters, Lori Jones and husband Rob of Monticello and Melissa Hartley and husband Mike of Hamburg; one sister, Sue McClellan and husband John of New Edinburg; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 2, at the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Carter officiating. Pallbearers were Stuart, D. J., Welsey and Jon Jon Jacks, Spencer Hartley and Beau and Tyler Jones. Burial followed services at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Lincoln County with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.
Memorials may be made to the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 103 Highway 172, Monticello, AR 71655. Guest book at www.stephenson dearman.com.
Norvin "James" Ware
Norvin "James" Ware, 86, of Hamburg died Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at the Presbyterian Hospital of Denton in Denton, Texas. A native of Jones, Louisiana, he was a retired auto body repairman and a member of Full Gospel Outreach Ministry.
He is survived by two sons, John Ware and wife Maggie and LeeTroy Ware and wife Evandy of Hamburg; four daughters, Charlotte Hickman and husband Henry of Desoto, Texas, Carolyn Allen and husband David of Plano, Texas, Kathy Davis and husband Kenneth of Denton and Geneva Burton of Kalamazoo, Michigan; 29 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Ware; one stepson, Arthur Robinson, Jr.; six brothers, Leroy, Willie, Ezekiel, Vernon, James and Sammy Ware; and one sister, Geneva Livington.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, at Epistles of God Church of Deliverance with Pastor Mary Arnold and Elder Jack Woods officiating. Active pallbearers were to be Louis Clifton, Anthony Allen, Glen Stanley, Robert Stanley, Andre' Ware, and Marco Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were to be Don Haynes, Andy Martin, Johnny Pierce, James Tucker, Sammy Walton, and Tommy Walker. Interment was to follow at the Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net
The infant of Cody and Tiffany Dailey Wilson of Searcy was stillborn August 18, 2010, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock.
Other survivors are grandparents Wendy and John Dailey of Hamburg and Roger and Robyn Pratt of Searcy; great-grandparents Vernon and Sue McFalls of Searcy and Joy Dell Akin and Eunice Dailey of Hamburg.
Grave-side services were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 23, at the Oakland Cemetery in Monticello with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating and with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello. Guest book at www.stephenson dearman.com.
Obituaries Published September 15
Dennis Wayne Carruth
Dennis Wayne Carruth, 57, of Hamburg died Thursday September 9, 2010, at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1971 and worked for the Georgia-Pacific paper mill for the past 39 years and served in the Arkansas National Guard. He liked to ride motorcycles and was an avid bass fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Theresa McKenzie Carruth of Hamburg; a daughter, Melissa Chapman and husband Patrick of Parkdale; a sister, Phyllis Hogue of California; three grandsons, Brad, Jake and Jared Stell; a niece, Denise Martin of Greenville, MS; two great-nieces and one great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Malvie Slaughter Carruth.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 12, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Reese officiating. Burial followed at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Huffstetler, Jesse Towe, Bruce Towe, John McLeod, Blaine Kilcrease and Arthur Lowery.
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.
Kelvin Charles Hamm
Kelvin Charles Hamm, 49, of Bastrop, LA, died Sunday, September 5, 2010, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. He was a native of Bastrop, a veteran of the United States Army and was employed by Steve Bolin Logging Company.
He is survived by his wife of nine years, Teresa K. Hamm of Bastrop; two sons, Jacob and Jerrod Hamm of West Monroe, Louisiana; three daughters, Sarah Smith of West Monroe, Jessica Hamm of Abbeville, Louisiana, and Jenni Hamm of Cut Off, Louisiana; three step-daughters, Amy Ford and husband James and Cari Jo Parker of Crossett and Kristin Pullin and husband Jamie of Bastrop; his father, Paul Hamm of West Monroe; two brothers, Frankie Watt and wife Nina of Houston, Texas, and Willie Watt, Jr., of Hamburg; two sisters, Teresa Watt of Little Rock and Jenifer Legg of Lafayette, Louisiana; his mother-in-law, Hughlene Rice of Crossett; eight grandchildren and host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lottie Mae Peterson Legg; his maternal grandfather, and his paternal grandparents.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Kenneth Watt officiating. Pallbearers were James Ford, Arron Rice, Sherman Kimball, Brandon Kilcrease, Damon Springer, and Jimmy Defee. Burial was at the Crossroads Cemetery. Guest book signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Frankie Lee Lloyd
Frankie Lee Lloyd, 57, of Hamburg died Saturday, September 4, 2010, at his home after a long battle with cancer. Born May 22, 1953, in Monticello, he was a timber worker and contractor and a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church and an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Chavis Lloyd of Hamburg; his son, Brandon Lloyd and wife Brandy of Hamburg; one step-son, Wade Pennington and wife Julie of Hamburg; one step-daughter, Lynn Rice and husband Denton of Hamburg; his mother, Arlene Lloyd of Monticello; two granddaughters, Carlee and Jolie; three step-granddaughters, McKenzie, Pasilee and Jaci; and two step-grandsons, Drake and J.D. He was preceded in death by his father, Arlon Lloyd.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, in the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmy Bates and David Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Noel McGIlon, Bill and Bert Wallis, Jerry Cruce and Billy Withers. Honorary pallbearers were Claude Hancock, Lee Thornhill, Ronny Livingston and Greg Stanley. Burial followed services at the Prairie Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.
Ida Earline Kelley
Ida Earline Brown Kelley, 73, of Crossett died Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born on July 23, 1937, to John and Eva Louise Smith Brown in Parkdale, Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God where she served as a Sunday School teacher, missionette teacher and was involved in women's ministries.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Perry O. Kelley; one son, Michael Kelley, both of Crossett; six grandchildren, Caleb Kelley, Joshua Kelley and wife Holly, Jessica Kelley, Kristie Kelley, Michelle Petersen and husband Casey, Angella New and husband Mackie; five great-grandchildren, Josh Aryc Kelley, Elijah Kelley, Gracie Lane, Adelae Petersen and Brandon New; a nephew, Barney Allison; and a niece, Nellie Ruth McManius.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry LaDerrell Kelley; her parents, John Brown and Eva Louise Brown Goodwin; a brother, Walter Brown; and sisters Lucy Spivey, Mollie and Lottie Allison and Martha York.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 13, in the First Assembly of God in Crossett with Bros. Bob Perry and Norman Riordan officiating. Pallbearers were Barney Allison, David Hanchie, Wayne Fox, Earl Haynie, Kenny Haynie, Kevin Wisecarver and Elvis Hammons. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to the church.
Clayton J. Steenson
Clayton J. Steenson, 85, of Crossett died Thursday, September 2, 2010, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born on December 8, 1924, to Jacob and Blanche Robbins Steenson in Alamo, ND, he was a World War II U. S. Navy veteran. Afterwards, he worked at the U. S. Naval Ship Repair Facilities, Subic Bay, Philippine Islands and retired after 37 years and then moved to Crossett. He was a Mason, Shriner and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Crossett. He kept in contact with his North Dakota roots with frequent trips back home including Crosby Threshing Bees and Norsk Hostfests.
Survivors include one daughter, Lucy Dean and husband Joe of Crossett; three sons, Capt. Loren Steenson and wife Cynthia of Jacksonville, NC, Larry Steenson and wife Bettina of Olathe, KS, and Louis Steenson and wife Amy of Jacksonville, FL: two brothers, Dr. Bernard Steenson and wife Jean of Torrance, CA, and Loren Steenson of Williston, ND; one sister, Lucille Heldt of Arvada, CO; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorotea "Dorie" Benitez Steenson.
Memorial services were at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 11, at the Presbyterian Church of Crossett with Pastor Bonnie Wilkins officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Crossett, 309 Pine Street, Crossett, AR 71635.
Derrell Buren Stephenson
Derrell Buren Stephenson, 81, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Born on June 15, 1929, in Portland to Clarence B. and Audrey Mae Johnson Stephenson, he was an United States Navy veteran. He enjoyed gardening and selling his vegetables and was a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter, DeAnna Knight; one sister, Margie Carter; two brothers, Aubrey Stephenson and Floyd Stephenson, all of Crossett; two step-grandchildren, Michael Knight of Crossett and Julie Gardner of Monticello; and two step great-grandchildren, Brayson Knight of Crossett and William Gardner of Monticello; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Magdalene Carter Stephenson; a son, Jerrell "Squirrel" Stephenson; one sister, Opal Hartness; and one sister-in-law, Faylene Tucker.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 10, at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Bros. Mike Griffith and Kenneth Johnson officiating.
Pallbearers were Earl Carter, Ron Tucker, Steve Hartness, Randy Townley, David Stephenson, Greg Stephenson, Garry Ray Carter, Michael E. Carter, Alan Stephenson, Boyett Goodwin and Owen Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers were Zach Goodwin, Mason Goodwin, Dillon Pence, Michael Knight, Bubba Gardner, Brayson Knight, William Gardner, Kerry Hartness, Glen Michael Carter, Robert Alan Carter and Jessie Smith.
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 Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.
Obituaries Published September 22
Helen Fleming Boothe
Helen Fleming Boothe, 90, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 14, 2010, while visiting her son in California. She was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Joyce, LA, and had lived in Arkansas since her teen years. She loved to crochet.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Doyle and Tommie Sue Fleming, Tom and Terry Fleming and Allen and Renita Fleming; her stepdaughter and son-in-law, Becky and Lynn Young; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Juanita Walser; and a brother, Herman Ashcroft, Jr.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Cora Ashcroft; her first husband, Harvey Fleming; her second husband, Paul Boothe; her daughter, Dorothy Fleming Pratt; her sisters, Patsy Gulledge and Marie Carman; and a brother, James Ashcroft.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 23, at the Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.
Cora Bell Brown
Cora Bell Brown, 82, of Crossett died Friday, September 17, 2010, at her home. A native of Portland, she lived in Crossett almost all her life and was a homemaker and a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church. She loved to fish.
She is survived by one son, Robert E. Robinson of Memphis, TN; five daughters, Dorothy Brown and husband Billy Ray and Bobbie Robinson Pitts and husband Dorris of Crossett, Shirley McDaniel and husband Joe and Kristy Brown Lowe and husband Rodney of Memphis and Mary Robinson of Monroe, LA; one stepson, Joe Monroe of Little Rock; two brothers, Billy Joe Bryant and wife Wanda of Camden and Willie Bryant of Memphis; two sisters, Dorothy Caldwell of Crossett and Liza Mae Bryant of Dallas, TX; 29 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norris Reed and Annie Mae Brown; one brother, Theo Adams; one sister, Vera Bryant; and a long time companion, Jessie B. Thompson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 23, at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield and Pastor Harriel White, III, officiating. Pallbearers are Billy Ray Brown, Rodney Lowe, Frankie Johnson, Ulish Haynes, Jr., Ray Charles Washington, and Tony Goree. Burial will follow at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg Arkansas. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Margaret Gregory Burks
Margaret Gregory Burks, 65, of Little Rock died Sunday, September 19, 2010. Raised in Parkdale, she graduated from the Lausanne School for Girls in Memphis, TN, and attended both the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and the Centenary College in Shreveport, LA.
She tirelessly gave to those whom she held dear, as well as any organization that protected abandoned animals. Even though health issues caused her to be confined to her home for many years, the world came to her. She was surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with birds and butterflies, abundant wildlife and her adored dogs. During each season her home was transformed into the appropriate holiday. Born on Halloween, one of her two favorite holidays featured witches, pumpkins and scary cats. The Christmas holidays followed with effusive Santa Clauses, a multitude of angels and rooms filled with Christmas trees.
For her pastime, she watched her favorite team, the news channels or shopping channels. She is survived by her best friend and long time dedicated caretaker, Mary Elam, and Mary's daughter, Vicky Miller, her sister-in law and husband Beverlee and Earl Lyons, her cousins Marcia Miller Johnston and husband Rick, Miller Owens Johnston, Dean and Kathe Miller, Kim Miller and Matt Pitt, Karen Morschheimer Graddy, Henry Morschheimer, Eva and Jamie Dedmon, Kristen and Todd McCready, Gail and Conner Morschheimer, Stacy and Michael Munzell, Julia and Gibb Weisbecker, adopted grandson Brent Widner and dearest friends Marilyn Lindberg, Carolyn Gaffney, Jane Jackson and Craig Stamper. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Wyatt Burks and her parents, Edwin and Annette Gregory
A celebration of her life was planned at her home from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crisis Center of Roland, P. O. Box 90, Roland, AR 72135; The Pulaski County Humane Society, 14600 Col. Glenn Road, Little Rock, AR 72210; or Helping Hands for Little Paws, P.O. Box 1551, Little Rock, AR.
Keith Keen, 91, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation. Born on August 18, 1919, in Crossett to William H. and Beulah Burchfield Keen, he was a World War II U. S. Army veteran and retired from Chase Bag Co. after 34 years of service. He was a 33rd degree Mason and a member and deacon of Magnolia Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Maysel I. Keen of Crossett; three sons, Bobby Keen and wife Betty and Ted Keen and wife Theresa of Crossett and Bill Keen and wife Kerry of Redfield; two daughters, Karen Craig and husband Jim and Vela Griffis and husband Floyd of Crossett; two brothers, W. H. Keen of Crossett and Jack Barrett of Brookhaven, MS; one sister, Catherine Tuley of Pacifica, CA; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wayne Keen; and a sister, Eloise Foy.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Thursday, September 16, at Magnolia Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Griffith officiating. Burial followed at the Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Mike Keen, Greg Keen, Chris Keen, Jeremy Morgan, Matt Morgan and Jason Keen. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Magnolia Baptist Church. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Magnolia Baptist Church Building Fund, 822 Marais Saline, Crossett, AR 71635.
Obituaries Published September 29
Arthur Douglas Andrews
Arthur Douglas Andrews, 58, of Crossett died Sunday, September 26, 2010, at his home. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was a veteran of the United States Army and an employee of the Georgia Pacific paper mill. Mr. Andrews was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the Arkansas Razorbacks.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Wanda O'Fallon Andrews; two sons, John Douglas Andrews and Glenn Allen Clark, both of Crossett; three daughters, Nikki Foster and husband Shannon of Dardanelle, Alicia Morris and husband Tim of Redfield and Amy Switzer of Houston, Texas; his mother, Hazel Townsend of Crossett; one brother, Roger Andrews of Crossett; one sister, Donna McKenzie and husband Donnie of Crossett; eight grandchildren, Alayna and Kaydence Andrews, Georgeanna and Karley Rivers, Austin Morse, Brice Hodge, Chance Sharpe, and Kaleb Murphy; one great-grandchild Gatlin DeBoer; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Andrews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, at Second Baptist Church in Crossett with Bro. Travis Roberts officiating. Pallbearers are John Key, Tommy Rivers, Wayne Dodson, Chris McKenzie, Donnie McKenzie, and Allen Bates. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net
Patsy Wells Cecil
Patsy Wells Cecil, 69, of Hamburg died Friday, September 24, 2010, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a retired secretary for the Hamburg School District. She was an active member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, member of the Lois Circle, a teacher of the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class and treasurer of the Promise Land RCI. She loved cooking, canning, sewing, camping and most enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for her family.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Norval Lee Cecil; a son, Billy Don Cecil and wife Jami; three daughters, Marlene Hensley and husband Henry, Lynda Kay Chapman and husband Rodney, and Denise Melanson and husband Louis, all of Hamburg; three brothers, Charles "Bull" Wells and wife Betty, Thomas Wells and wife Nelda, all of Hamburg, and Lamar Wells and wife Debbie of Maumelle; nine grandchildren, Josh Hensley, Meagan Hensley Simms and husband Jeremiah, Dana Cecil Barrett and husband Keith, Holly Miller Carpenter and husband Kirk, Jon Craig Miller, Devin Cecil, Sean Melanson, Kaley Chapman Johnson and husband Trey and Lane Chapman; and five great-grandchildren, Micah and Casen Hensley, Hunter and Mady Carpenter and Evie Zaunbrecher. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mae Kelley Wells.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, September 27, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Michael Reese and Kenny Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim, Shane and Justin Wells, Kenny Leigh, Randall Carpenter and Andy Stewart. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 765 Ashley 70 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Amzie M. Frisby
Amzie M. "Ann" Frisby, 84, of Crossett died on Monday, September 20, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on December 31, 1925, in Crossett to Thomas Ezra "Bud" and Fannie Bell Burchell Johnson, Mrs. Frisby was a homemaker and a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. She enjoyed working with flowers in her yard.
Survivors include her husband, Curlie Frisby of Crossett; her son, Thomas Breedlove and wife Tammy of Greenville, SC; three daughters, Jane Morgan and husband Jerry of Canton, GA, Vickie Kelley and husband Jim of Hamburg and Anita Knapp and husband Kenny of Hot Springs; two sisters, Grace Hopper and Zelma Barnett, both of Crossett; seventeen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Grady Johnson; and two sisters, Vera Mae Ware and Ann Moates.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Bros. Keith Wesson and Bob Lonadier officiating. Pallbearers were Greg Oden, Blake Oden, Kevin Oden, Tyler Knapp, Kenneth Griffin and Ronnie Hopper. Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Leonard and Billy Johnson.
Burial followed at the Arkadelphia Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Arkadelphia Cemetery Fund, c/o Tina Burt, 773 Ashley Road 13, Crossett, AR 71635.
Patsy Jordan, 79, of Crossett, from the Whitlow community, died Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on August 25, 1931, to Delton and Lillian Craig Jordan she attended Beech Street Baptist Church, enjoyed crafting and loved her pets.
Survivors include one niece, Zenia Sullivan and husband Lee; one sister in heart, Doris R. Kelley, all of Crossett; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Lois Dell Rice.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m., Monday, September 27, at the Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Roy Craig officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Honorary pallbearers were Sammy Sharp, Greg Kelley, Dale Hester and John Paul Craig. www.jonesservice.com,
Maryland Norrell McBroome, 74, of Pine Bluff died Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at the White Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A native of the Milo community outside Hamburg and a resident of Pine Bluff for the past 50 years, she retired after many years of being a waitress and restaurant manager of the Barbecue Hut in Pine Bluff and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church in Milo. She was an avid reader and loved doing needle work.
She is survived by a son, Jimmy Beavers of Augusta; two daughters, Dianne Turney of Redfield and Theresa Peebles of Augusta; two sisters, Helen Bishop of Carlisle and Peggy Lane of Columbia, MO; five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Norrell; her mother, Lena Amos Norrell Findley; and a brother, James Donald Norrell.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, September 24, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Lane Amos and Scott Smith officiating. A private burial will be held in the Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Hospice, 2501 W. 28th Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71603. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Willie Troop Outlaw
Willie "Bill" Troop Outlaw, 97, of Russellville, formerly of Eagle Lake Crossroads, died Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in the Russellville Nursing Center. Born October 14, 1912, in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was a homemaker and a member of Eagle Lake Crossroads Baptist Church which she joined in 1951. She contributed to the Warren Eagle Democrat newspaper for 38 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Light of Russellville and Ruth Huitt of Warren; one stepdaughter, Joyce Vickers of Hermitage; two stepsons, Royce Outlaw and Waylon Outlaw, both of Crossett; one sister, Agness Haskins of Hopkinsville, KY; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Morgan Outlaw, who she married July 20, 1950, in Warren, and who died January 29, 1989. Also preceding her in death were a stepdaughter, Janice Marlow; a half-sister, Maudie Hixon; and a grandchild, Regina Huitt Young.
Funeral services were at 10 a. m. Saturday, September 25, at Frazer Funeral Home in Warren with burial following at the Union Hill Cemetery. Guest book at www.frazerfuneralhome.com.
Jimmie Matthews Reed
Jimmie Matthews Reed, 81, of Crossett died Sunday, September 19, 2010, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Wilmot, she was a member of the Lighthouse Family Church.
She is survived by three sons, Craig Reed and wife Beth of Heber Springs, Phillip Reed and wife Versa of Hamburg and Jeff Reed and wife Kim of Little Rock; one sister, June Ward of Plano, Texas; six grandchildren, LeAnne, Lindsey, Catherine, Erica, and Joshua Reed and Kristy Reed Higginbotham and husband Brian; six great-grandchildren, two special nieces, Shirley Ratcliff and Kerry Longria; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. L. Reed; one son, Roger Dennis Reed; and her parents, Bro. Jim and Edna Bolin Matthews.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, September 24, the Lighthouse Family Church with Bros. Warren Finney and Tim Williams officiating. Active pallbearers were Brian Higginbotham, Zachary Higginbotham, Ray Brookings, Sam Finney, Buddy Dean, and Kenny Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers were Herman Stanley, Justin Gray, Doyle Book, Robert Womack, Jim Parcham, and Wesley Jones. Burial followed at the Dry Bayou Cemetery east of Wilmot under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lighthouse Family Church, 160 Hwy. 52 W., Hamburg, Arkansas 71646. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Theodies "Fat" Savage, 74, of Crossest died Thursday, September 23, 2010, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native of Reydell, he was retired from the Georgia Pacific paper mill and a member of Hunters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the usher ministry. He loved fishing and working on cars.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy "Lady" Savage; three stepsons, DeJuan Simpson of Little Rock, Clyde Franklin of Denver, CO, and Derringer Kennedy of Bastrop, LA; four stepdaughters, Stephanie McDaniel and husband Terry of Bastrop, Cynthia Van and husband Charles of Bastrop, Kimberly Larkins and husband Donald of Mer Rouge, LA, and Carletta Pointer and husband George of Collinston, LA; five brothers, Curtis and wife Samella, Freddie, Mack, and Benny Ray Savage, all of Pine Bluff, and Roy Savage of Little Rock; five sisters, Ruby Taylor and Bessie Vaughn of Pine Bluff, Margie Pleasant of St. Louis, MO, and Alberta Shivers and Dorothy Johnson of Los Angeles, CA; fifteen grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, October 1, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Wilton Baines officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery in Thebes under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook signing at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net
Loretta Faye Walton
Loretta Faye Walton, 63, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Born on September 14, 1947, in Bastrop, LA, to Odis and Sadie Pardue Harris, Mrs. Walton was a homemaker and enjoyed doll collecting. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include her husband, Doyle Walton; two sons, Dennis Miles, Jr., and Dwayne Miles and wife Kathy; a stepson, Joey Walton; a daughter, Monica Fuqua and husband Jimmy, all of Crossett; four brothers, Henry Harris, Clint Harris, Rocky Harris and Ricky Harris; two sisters, Delores Jennings and Darlene Halterman; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Walton was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Teresa Harris.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, September 24, in the First United Pentecostal Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry Hickman officiating. Pallbearers were Brad Halterman, Shannon Jennings, Scott Jennings, Brandon Hartness, Dale Barnett, Caleb McGee, T. J. Harris, John Potts and Bobby Poole.
Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to the First United Pentecostal Church, P. O. Box 715, Crossett, AR 71635.