Raymond "Buddy" Barnett
Raymond Smith "Buddy" Barnett, 73, of the Crossett Camp community near Hamburg died Saturday, December 3, 2011, at his country home. A native of Crossett, he was a Bastrop, LA, resident for 35 years, a resident of Hamburg for the past two years, a retired construction worker and a member of Second Baptist Church in Crossett. A 1959 graduate of Crossett High School, received an athletic scholarship to run track at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. While working at the Crossett Sawmill during the summer after graduation, he backed into a saw blade, cut his back and never got the opportunity to attend the university. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Eileen Coleman-Barnett; two sons, Raymond Robert Barnett of Houston, TX, and Brian Coleman of Bastrop; three daughters, Rita K. Barnett of Hamburg, Amanda Parker and husband Chad of Sterlington, LA, and Stacey Connville of Bastrop; three sisters, Inez Bell and husband J.C. of Pennington, AL, Hazel Andrews Townsend and husband Lloyd of Crossett and Mary Beth Edgar and husband Jimmy of Hamburg; eight grandchildren, special friend Frankie Harris and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Dewey and Angie Rosalie Blissett Barnett; one brother, Cordell Barnett; and two sisters, Mammie Nugent and Johnnie Mae Bostic.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, at Second Baptist Church in Crossett, with Bros. Lloyd Townsend and James Flemming officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, at Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow services at the Arkadelphia Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. On line guestbook at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Lily Grace Fields
Lily Grace Fields, 85, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Cherry Ridge Nursing Home. Born on May 13, 1926, in Pulaski, MS, to Clarence and Terry Lee Fortenberry Roland, for most of her life Mrs. Fields was a housewife and mother and in later years worked as a seamstress for Hamburg Shirt Factory for 20 years. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Edward D. Fields of Crossett; one son, Dean Fields and wife Debby of Crossett; one daughter, Wanda Cascio and husband Charles of New Iberia, LA; five grandchildren, Joey Cascio, Bryan Fields, Donna McDonald, Michelle Fortier and Crystal Fields Terrell; and ten great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fields was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ailene Hamlett; and a granddaughter, Robin Cascio.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 1, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. John Hillis officiating. Pallbearers were Ken McDonald, Bryan Fields, Joey Cascio, Michael Terrell, Bill Fields and David Fields.
Burial followed at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Manuel Raymond Garces
Manuel Raymond "Ray" Garces, 75, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on April 17, 1936, to David F. and Esperanza Lopez Garces he had served in the Air Force and was a technical writer. He enjoyed woodworking and was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Claudia Parkhill Garces of Crossett; one son, Anthony Charles Garces of Livingston, LA; three daughters, Anna Carreras Steelman of Slidell, LA, Vicki Lea Garces of Centerville, TN, and Donna Garces of Livingston, LA; seven grandchildren, Robert Bel, David Steelman, Jeremy Steelman, Jessica Garces, Bronson Garces, Chase Wilson, Lisa Ricca; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor Bel, Alyssa Bel and Allie Leila Garces. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Carreras; two brothers, David Garces and Milton Biagi; and a sister, Juanita Garces.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, December 2, at Jones Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Parrott, Robert Bel, Bill Browning, Fred Tutt, Bill Lafoon, Carl Jeffers, Billie Howie and Johnny Gathright. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Whitehead and Billy Morris. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to North Crossett First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1035 Hwy 133 N, Crossett, AR 71635. Guest book at www.jones service.com.
She is survived by her parents, Neil Watson and Jennifer Aiken of Hamburg; three brothers, Caleb Anderson, Jacob Watson and Dylan Watson of Hamburg; her maternal grandparents, John David and Tammy Livingston Aiken of Hamburg; her paternal grandmother, Jennie Harvey Clark of Connecticut; her maternal great-grandmother, Earlene Livingston of Hamburg; her maternal great-grandfather, Bobby Livingston of Crossett; her paternal great-grandparents, John and Nellie Harvey of Ruston, La; her paternal great-grandmother, Billie Sue Watson of Crossett; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Ricky C. Watson, her paternal great-grandfather, William Cornelius Watson; and her maternal great-grandparents, Bobby Joe and Shirley Aiken.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 1, at the Zion Cemetery with Rev. Ricky Pack officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Obituaries Published December 14
Mark Ashley Crossley
Mark Ashley Crossley, 53, of Montrose, CO, died on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. Born Apr. 8, 1958, to Lloyd Hughes and Peggy Rawls Crossley in Fayetteville, he spent his childhood in Wilmot and graduated from high school in Hamburg. Mark went to college at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and then received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock and a law degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock before moving to Colorado 13 years ago.
He and his wife, Patricia, owned and operated Crossley Patent Law Firm, established in 2001 in Montrose. He was the Past Master of Montrose Lodge #63, A.F. & A.M, Past Commander of the Montrose-Ouray Commandery #16, Past Venerable Master of the Knights of St. Andrew, Valley of Grand Junction and was a member of York and Scottish Rites as well as a member of the York Rite Sovereign College and the Allied Masonic Degrees. He was president of the Black Canyon Golf Club and loved golf, MG restoration, Harley motorcycles, and Disney World. He was a connoisseur of coffee, and operated the Colorado Buffalo Salt Company.
Surviving family members include his wife, Patricia Kay Crossley of Montrose; his parents, Lloyd H. and Peggy R. Crossley of Hot Springs; two daughters, Ellen Ashley and Brenna Elizabeth Crossley of Montrose; a brother, James William Crossley of Navarre, FL; a niece, Alexa Marie Crossley of Navarre; a sister, Pamela Crossley Arnold of Hot Springs; and a nephew Jackson Gordon Arnold of Hot Springs.
A Masonic service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Montrose Masonic Lodge on Rose Lane followed by a reception at the Lodge. Burial followed at 3 p.m. at Lone Tree Cemetery in Telluride, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Lodge #63, A.F. & A.M., in memory of Mark Crossley, 187 Rose Lane, Montrose, CO. 81401. Arrangements were by Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory of Montrose.
Delt O. Hill
Delt O. Hill, 66, of Crossett died on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Hamburg on December 4, 1945, to Monroe and Madie Carpenter Hill, he was an U. S. Air Force veteran and a Baptist. Raised in the prairie near Fountain Hill, he enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and fishing.
Survivors include his son, Mitchell Hill, and wife Nicole, both of Crossett; one niece, Kaye Savage of Fountain Hill; and a host of cousins, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mildred Mansfield and Norma Faye Hilburn; two brothers, Billy Hill and Rat Hill;' and his wife, Betty Jo Duncan Hill.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park. www.jonesservice.com. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Rena Ada Tucker
Rena Ada Tucker, 94, of Crossett died Monday, December 5, 2011, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation. Born on February 15, 1917, in Marsden to the late James H., Sr., and Carrie Agnes Powell DuBose, Mrs. Tucker was a homemaker, loved gospel music and was a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James Douglas Tucker; two sons, Harold Allen Tucker and wife Nancy and Ronald Dale Tucker; one daughter, Deborah June Ford; one brother, James H. DuBose, Jr.; two sisters, Betty Murphy and Elise Courson, all of Crossett; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby C. DuBose; four sisters, Marie DuBose, Ollie Ruth Barnett, Oma Smith and Leta Kelley; a daughter-in-law, Faylene Tucker; and a son-in-law, Alan Ford.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 8, at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Bros. Lloyd Gibbs and Mike Griffith officiating. Pallbearers were Ron Tucker, Tim Tucker, James Allen Ford, Steve Courson, Danny Courson and Richard Murphy. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy DuBose, Todd Carter, Morris Herrington, Boyett Goodwin and Owen Carpenter.
Burial followed at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jones service.com.
Memorials may be made to Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church, 324 Bell Branch, Crossett, AR 71635.
Arlene Webb White
Arlene Webb White, 85, of Brooklyn, NY, died November 27, 2011. She was a native of Bradley County a resident of Brooklyn for the past 60 plus years and a foundation member of Bethel Evangelical Church in Brooklyn.
Survivors are one son, John W. White, III, of Howard Beach, NY; one daughter, Mercedes D. Gregory of Dale City, VA; grandsons, John White, IV, and wife Hope, Shelton G. Gregory and wife Polina, and Sgt. Shonti J. Gregory, USMC; and great-grandchildren Brandon and Grace White and Micah Gregory; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John White; her parents, George and Pearl Trotter Webb; and her brothers and sisters, Sheldon, Henry, Tinsman, J.B. (JaBo), Ophelia, Caldonia, Vassie Lee, James Hayward and Carnett.
Funeral services were at 11 a. m. Monday, December 12, at Palestine A.M.E. Church in Johnsville with Rev. L.V. Tolefree officiating. Pallbearers were Shelton Webb, Jr., Willie Griffin, Jr., Willie Griffin, III, Jeff Webb, Kenneth Griffin and Leslie Tolefree. Honorary pallbearers were Roy C. Webb and David Webb. Burial was in the Palestine Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. www.cromwell funeral home.com
Noel Wilson, 76, of Bastrop, LA, died Sunday, December 4, 2011, at his residence. A native of Plainview, a resident of Bastrop for the past 11 years and a former resident of Portland and Aurora, IL, he retired from Alco Corporation and was a member of the Aulds Baptist Church. He was an entertainer and loved playing music.
He is survived by a son, Larry Thomas Wilson of Chicago, IL; a step-daughter, Kathy Wilson of Colorado; two brothers, Bill Wilson and George Wilson of Portland; two sisters, Pat Temple of Trussville, Alabama, and Ruby Bennett of Hot Springs; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Mae Blair Wilson; two sisters, Virgie Hogue and Syble Wilson Christmas; and a brother, Oscar Wilson.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Friday, December 9, in the Portland Cemetery with Rev. Carl Mason officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Wells, Dave Hackett, Buster Barry, Bruce Smith, Ben Coulter and John Haynes.
Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 174, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Obituaries Published December 21
David Lee Johnson
David Lee Johnson, 52, of Montrose died Friday, December 9, 2011, at his residence in Montrose. He was a lifelong resident of Montrose, a retired construction worker, and a Baptist. Mr. Johnson was an avid outdoorsman who loved barbecuing and fishing.
He is survived by three sons, David Lee Johnson, Jr., of Hamburg, Eric Demond Johnson of Pine Bluff and Shakarry Odell Johnson of Montrose; one brother, Malcolm Johnson of Conway; six sisters, Pearlie Johnson of Montrose, Annetha Downs, Patricia Dickerson, Mazie Pitts and husband Larry, Stelia Stanley and husband Elijah and Elnora Washington, all of Hamburg; and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Pearlie Lee Shelton-Johnson; three brothers, Charlie, Jr., Michael and Nathan Johnson; and his grandparents.
Funeral services were at 11 a. m. Saturday, December 17, at Emmanuel C.O.G.I.C. with Bishop Danny Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Terrell Moris, Kintus Mooney, David Henderson, Nick Curtis, Troy Webb, Chris Mays, and Wayne Pugh. Honorary pallbearers were Willie Stanley, Earnest Cromwell, Jr., Jesse James, and Jamme Kazee.
Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
William Keith Medlin
William Keith Medlin, 46, of Crossett died on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on May 7, 1965, to Barry and Peggy Smith Medlin, he graduated from Crossett High School in 1983. A graduate of UAM, he was employed by Larco and was a part-time IT manager at KAGH.
Survivors include his mother, Peggy Medlin of Crossett; two brothers, Bobby Medlin of Ft. Smith and Kevin Medlin of Crossett; a niece, Kasey Medlin of Monticello; a great-nephew, Joshua Shook of Monticello; one uncle, Ray Smith of Greensboro, NC; one aunt, Dixie Brown of Myrtle Beach, SC; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Barry Medlin, and his sister, Cheri Medlin.
Visitation and gathering of friends will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, at Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Sunbridge, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com
Thomas Ray Mayes
Thomas Ray Mayes, 61, of Crossett died Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at the Dermott City Nursing Home. A native of Crossett and a former resident of Jacksonville, FL, he was a Baptist, was retired from the U. S. Navy, was an avid fisherman and loved playing dominos.
Survivors include his wife of three years, Daisy Mae Franklin-Mayes; one son, Thomas Ray Mayes, Jr., and wife Tamiko of Houston, TX, three step-sons, Marcus Bornslater of Arlington, TX, Travis Hollins of Crossett and Dequan Collins; three daughters, Nichelle Mayes of Belmont, NC, Tresha Medina and husband Carlos of Las Vegas, NV, and Thomecia Mayes of Jacksonville, FL; his father and stepmother, Nathaniel and Almetha Blake of Crossett; three brothers, Marty McGowan and wife Darlene of Kamiah, ID, Germiles Briggs and Shadell Williams of Los Angeles, CA; three step-brothers, Cleophus Ward of St. Louis, MO, Michael Adam and wife Sylvia and Lexie Lewis and wife Sandra of Crossett; three sisters, Cleatris Smith of Dallas, TX, Eva Briggs and Tammie Parker, both of Los Angeles; a step-sister, Earlene Hollins of Crossett; and twelve grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Meldia Marie Mayes; and two brothers, Bill Williams, and Albert Parker.
Memorial services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 17, Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. David Bouie officiating. Guest book at cromwellfuneral home.net.
Rev. James E. McDill, Sr.
Rev. James Elvin McDill, Sr., 80, of Hamburg died Thursday, December 8, 2011, at his residence outside of Hamburg. A native of Alabama, a former resident of Greensburg, LA, who lived in Ashley County for the past 26 years, he was a minister, retired truck driver, and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder. Rev. McDill pastored several churches in South Arkansas, was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on lawnmowers and loved to play his guitar.
He was survived by his wife of eight years, Dorothy Wilson McDill; four sons, Rev. James Elvin McDill, Jr., and wife Nancy, Stanley Dale McDill and Joseph McDill and wife Mary Ann of Hamburg and Rev. Paul Edward McDill and wife Jeanne of Monroe, LA; three brothers, Kenneth McDill of Hamburg, Dean McDill and wife Nancy of Columbus, MS, and Franklin McDill and wife Shirly of Louisville, MS; two sisters, Lucille Carter and husband Hank of Columbus and Rubie Black of Ackerman, MS; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Rosa Florence Allen-McDill; a daughter, Shirley Marie McDill; a grandson, Dean White; a great-granddaughter, Kristen Tate; his parents, Walter and Beatrice McDill; four brothersm Leon, Ralph, Raymond and David McDill and three sisters, Margie, Betty, and Kate McDill.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 14, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder with Bros. Paul Payne and Elvin McDill, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Curtis "Elmo" McDill, Zack Duncan, Daniel Rice, Lynn Oliver, Shane Cope, Alex "Bubba" Lincoln, Ricky Burns and Mike White. Burial followed in the Mount Zion Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 708 Ashley Rd. 60, Montrose, AR 71658. Guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Peggy Colleen Johnson O'Neil
Peggy Colleen Johnson O'Neil, 75, of Rosharon, Texas, died December 12, 2011. Born on May 19, 1936, she was formerly of Galena, Kansas, and was a homemaker.
Survivors are her husband, Jack O'Neil of Rosharon; a son, Ira Joseph Potter and wife Donna of Quapaw, OK; four daughters, Janice Deane Spradlin and husband Mike of Glendale, OR, Judy Ann Murr Voth of Fort Smith, Peggy Joyce Murr Jones of North Crossett and Betty Jean Murr Ray and husband Patrick of Crossett; a brother, Donnie Potter of Galena; a sister, Sharon Moss of Galena; 15 grandchildren, Laura and Andy Wise, Kim Davis, Teliah and Charlie Jones, Jr., Shannen, Christopher and Damon McKee, Jr., Amanda Mayers, Ira, Jr., Brandy and Tresea Potter; and Seth and Victoria Watkins and Charlie J. Jones Brady; and 37 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Johnson and Flossie L. Watkins Johnson; four brothers, Alvin and Sonny Potter and Charles and Philip Johnson; three sisters, Brenda Potter, Evelyn Lee and Alberica Johnson; three sons-in-law, Gilbert Hass, Roy Voth and Allen Keeton; an infant son, Billy Ray Murr; and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Cadena.
A memorial service was held Thursday, December 15, in Rosharon.
Rena Patterson, 51, of Crossett died Sunday, December 18, 2011, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Bastrop, LA, and a resident of Crossett since 1968, she graduated from Crossett High School in 1979. She was a homemaker, she worked for Georgia- Pacific's plywood mill for several years and she was an assistant city engineer for the City of Crossett at one time. She was a member of the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Jason Holland and wife Caleena; her mother and step-father, Bertha Sowyers and Billy Neal Bays; a brother, James Cook; two sisters, Vickie Naff, all of Crossett and Tolessa Jeffers of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Trenton and Brody Holland; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, at the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Allen Eppinette, Keith Boseman and Arnold Sheets officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers are Steven Hodge, Anthony Burton, Jarett Graves, Steve Naff, Brad Naff and Cody Pearson. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Mark Thurman, 47, of Lacey died Sunday, December 18, 2011, at his daughter's residence in the Milo community outside Hamburg. A native of Crossett and a resident of Lacey for most of his life, he was a journeyman boiler maker, a Christian and loved to hunt and fish.
He is survived by three daughters, Tiffany Thurman, Tasha Thurman and Shayna Kelley and husband Mark, all of Hamburg; his father, Jimmy Thurman of Fountain Hill; his mother, Bonnie Johnson Thurman of Crossett; a brother, Ricky Thurman of Heber Springs; two sisters, Carla Thurman of Monticello and Lanette Thurman of Crossett; five grandchildren, Tasia and Braleigh Chote, Ethan Thurman, Maria Thurman and Dylan Ivey; and a niece, Toyette Thurman. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Jimmy Lee Raley.
Grave-side services were planned for 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, in the Lacey Cemetery with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Honorary pallbearers were to be Mark Kelley, Jess Chote, Philip Ivey, John A. Hardie, Joey McLeod and Ethan Thurman. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Obituaries Published December 28
Doyle C. Craig
Doyle C. Craig, 76, of Crossett died Monday, December 19, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Crossett for the past 34 years and a former resident of the Milo community outside Hamburg, he was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from the Georgia Pacific tissue mill in 1997 and was a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Katherine Goodwin Craig of Crossett; two sons, Steve Craig of Hamburg and Kevin Craig and wife Vivian of Grenada, MS; a brother, Bro. Roy Craig of Monticello; a sister, Doris Kelley of Crossett; two grandchildren, Danna and Hunter Craig; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marsha Leigh Craig, in 1980; his parents, Richard and Bertie Pogue Craig; and a sister, Edith Meeks.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 22, at the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Buddy Boykin and Clayton Hales officiating. Burial was the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Craig, Keith Craig, Phil Kelley, Greg Kelley, Mike Brockwell and James Meeks. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church Men's Bible Class. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Marion Marie Martin
Marion Marie McDuffie Martin, 81, of Hamburg died Friday, December 23, 2011, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A lifelong resident of Ashley County and Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church where she served as the church organist.
She is survived by her husband of 63 ½ years, William David Martin of Hamburg; three daughters, Linda Jones of Brandon, MS, Sharon Coulter and husband George of Redding, CA, and Patsy Plair and husband Bob of Warren; a sister, Barbara Scott of Crossett; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Beatrice Maxwell McDuffie; and a sister, Charlotte McDuffie Avery.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 27, at the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Sam Tamburo, Jerry Carter and Danny Malone officiating. Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were to be Jimmy Don Gilliam, Junior Oden, Donnie Miller, Donnie McCaughan, Joey Miller and Allen Maxell. Honorary pallbearers were to be Hilton Goodwin, Jimmy Johnson and Bennie Williams.
Memorials may be made to the Maplevale Missionary Baptist Church Mission Fund, 3331 Hwy. 425 South, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the National Kidney Foundation, 1818 N. Taylor Street, Ste. 186, Little Rock, AR 72207-4625. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.