Richard L. Britt
Richard L. Britt, 71, of Hamburg died Thursday, September 1, 2011, at his residence. A native of Dermott and a resident of Hamburg for over 40 years, he worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 40 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church and loved to hunt and fish.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Margie "Cissy" Tomerlin Britt of Hamburg; seven daughters, Jill Pearce and husband Joe of Olive Branch, MS, Marsha Mitchell and husband Clay of McAllister, OK, Ginger Yates of Murfreesboro, TN, LeAnn Mondragon and husband Fidel, Diane Britt, Dana Drost and Julie Morman and husband Kelly Joe, all of Hamburg; three brothers, Robert Britt and wife Judy of Blanchard, OK, Randy Britt and wife Laurie of Rogers and Larry Britt of Hamburg; three sisters, Betty Wilson of Crossett, Earlene Stanley of Monroe, LA, and Sandy Brumley and husband, Jerry, of Crossett; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a close friend, Bill Cunningham of Hayward, CA, and a special nephew and niece, Randy Tomerlin and Anne Tomerlin, both of Hamburg.
He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Wayne Britt, in 1988; his parents, William Henry and Margaret Beatrice Adams Britt; and a sister, Billie Jean Lemons.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 3, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Ed Nelson and Danny Merriweather officiating. Burial was in the Rash Cemetery in Drew County.
Pallbearers were Randy Tomerlin, Seth Sweeney, Donell Franklin, Louie Gammel, Robert Johnson, Jose "Tiger" Zendejas, Tim King, Jack Gammel and Miguel Palomares. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Johnson, Bryan Gammel and David Gammel.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Gladys Moore, 78, of Crossett died Sunday, August 28, 2011, at Oak Woods Home for the Elderly in Mer Rouge, LA. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett and a retired CNA for the Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas. She loved walking and reading her Bible.
She is survived by two sons, Anthony Moore and wife Deborah and Stevie Moore of Crossett; one brother, Andrew Moore of Los Angeles, CA; one sister, Catherine Foster and husband Johnnie of Toledo, OH; one sister-in-law, Geneva Moore of Crossett; twelve grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Moore; her parents, Joe and Alsena Pumphery Moore; two brothers, Jewell Adams and Joseph Moore; and one sister, Rachell and husband Rufes Murray.
Funeral services were at 11 a. m. Saturday, September 3, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Radford officiating. Pallbearers were Joey Moore, Tyrone Moore, Bobby Moore, Jr., Marcus Moore, Andre Moore, and Darrion Walker. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
Margaret Dianne Vail
Margaret Dianne Vail, 56, of Hamburg died Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Community Chapel Church.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Jessie Vail; a son, Thomas N. Vail and wife Monica of Hamburg; two stepsons, Chris Vail and wife Tricia of Crossett and Jamie Vail and wife Kim of Hamburg; two brothers, Travis Knight of Hamburg and Jerry Knight of Crossett; a sister, Peggy Sue Wisecarver of Wichita, Kansas; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Thornton and Arel Oden Knight.
Grave-side services were at 11 a.m., Friday, September 2, in the Bell Cemetery with Revs. Philip Bowles and Elvin McDill officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Dale, Kevin, Chris and Jamie Vail, Damon Bankosh and Stephen Pennington.
Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.joneshartshorn.com.
Shirley Adcock Walker
Shirley Adcock Walker, 66, of Hamburg died Saturday, September 3, 2011, at her residence. A native of Wilmot and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life, she graduated from Wilmot High School in 1963 and was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, Ken Nason of Star City and William Lee Nason, II, of Bastrop, LA; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Winford and Imogene Vail Adcock; and eight brothers, Johnny Mike "Droopy," Gary Dean, Harold, Billy Wayne, Steve, Paul, Eddie Roy and Ronald Adcock.
Grave-side services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 6, in the Beulah Cemetery with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Honorary pallbearers were to be William Lee Nason, II, Larry Walker, Steve Walker and Roy Adcock.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Vernestine Edwards, 81, of Chicago, IL, formerly of Crossett, died Sunday, September 4, 2011, in Chicago. She was a native of Crossett, a resident of Chicago for the past five years and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church of Crossett.
She is survived by five sons, Early Edwards and wife Barbara, Cardell Edwards, James Sherwood Edwards, Wayne Edwards and Eugene Edwards and wife Rita, all of Crossett; six daughters, Faye Rochelle and husband Marvin of South Holland, IL, LaJoyce Anderson and husband Locellous, Lizzie Jean Gibbs and husband Elbert Ray and Rosemarie Black and husband Manuel, all of Crossett, Barbara Kaye Edwards of Chicago and Annie Pearl Austin of Georgia; one sister, Eloise Bivens and husband Early of Crossett; 29 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis "LG" Edwards; two sons, Levell Edwards and an infant son; her parents, James and Lizzie Brown; two brothers, Leroy Hampton and Sherwood Brown; and seven sisters, Laura Johnson, Claudie Thompson, Vesti Summerville, Bethel Underwood, Myrtle Jackson, Lola Mae Miles and Stella Mae Ruff.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, September 12, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Tony Ray Bridges, Donald Edwards, Benni Miles, Cardell Edwards, Lester Edwards, and Patrick Nalls. Honorary pallbearers were Sherwood Edwards, Melvin Nalls, Reginald Nalls, Carlos Williams, Demetrius Edwards, Daryl Bryant, Dennis Edwards, and Randy Edwards. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Roy Eason Matheney, Jr.
Supt. Roy Eason Matheney, Jr., 54, of Crossett died Friday, September 2, 2011, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was a former machine operator at Georgia Pacific's paper mill before entering the ministry full time in 2008. He was the pastor and a member of Davis Memorial C.O.G.I.C. He had pastored Davis Memorial for the past six years. In 2007, he was appointed superintendant of the El Dorado South District. He was a member of the Crossett Minister's Alliance and had formerly served on the Crossett City Council.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Dana Gill Matheney; one son, Jarod Matheney of Russellville; one daughter, LaTonya Matheney of Hershey, PA; four step-daughters, Alica Simpson and husband Curtis, Tiffany Gill, Stephany Gill and Latoya Gill, all of Crossett; his mother, Verlean Matheney of El Dorado; five brothers, Dr. Robert "Dennis" Matheney and wife Beverly of New Orleans, LA, Elder Ronald Matheney and wife Helen of Camden, Elder Rick Matheney and wife Lisa and Ralph Matheney of Crossett and Elder Rodney Matheny of Conway; one sister, Dr. Roselyn "Connie" St. Etienne and husband David of New Orleans, LA; four grandchildren, Kiarra, Quintavia, Quintarious and Zaelyn; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and the Davis Memorial Church family. He was preceded in death by his father, Bishop Roy Eason Matheney, Sr., on July 27.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, September 9, at Davis Memorial C.O.G.I.C. Pallbearers were Curtis Simpson, Hubert Ridgell, Darrick Erby, Clifton Simpson, Charles Douglas, Jessie Tate, Kenneth Tidwell, and Raymond Clark. Honorary pallbearers were his brothers and the Crossett High School Class of 1975. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
John Russell Smith
John Russell Smith, 64, of Hamburg died Sunday, September 11, 2011, at his residence. A native of Wilmot, a resident of Hamburg for the past 22 years and a former resident of Searcy, he was a graduate of Eudora High School and a Vietnam era veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Eudora.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Sam Barnard Smith of Hamburg; a son, Brad Smith and wife Andi of Portland; a daughter, Amy Wilson and husband Chris of Hamburg; mother-in-law, Jean Barnard of Hamburg; a brother, George Billy Smith of Henderson, TX; a sister, Linda Sue Smith Shoptaw and husband Terry of Alma; three grandchildren, Emma Wilson of Hamburg and Carlee and Cody Smith of Portland; a brother-in-law, Dewey Barnard and wife Brenda of Little Rock; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerdie and Vera Goodwin Smith; two brothers, his twin Ronnie Smith, and Mark Smith; a sister-in-law, Bettye Smith; and a nephew, Matthew Barnard.
A memorial service was planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 13, at the Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Jean Walker, 72, of Wilmot died Thursday, September 8, 2011, at her residence. A native of Desha County, a resident of Wilmot for the past 13 years and a former resident of Parkdale, she was a homemaker, a retired bank teller and a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Archie Walker of Wilmot; two sons, Charles Williams and wife Traci of West Monroe, LA, and Rusty Williams of North Little Rock; two brothers, Edward Pardon of Eudora and Wayne Pardon of Hope; a sister, Elizabeth Bass of Hope; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eligie Pardon and Jewel Pardon Weatherly; and a brother, Wendell Pardon.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, September 12, at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Lloyd Townsend officiating. Burial was in the Wilmot Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Foster, Tommy Winnon, Keith Ladd, Wilburn Austin, Mike Martin and Allen Chandler. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, c/o Mary Jo Burns, 3741 Highway 8 East, Parkdale, AR 71661. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Linda Timberman Guinn
Linda Timberman Guinn, 59, of Crossett died Monday, September 12, 2011, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A native of Fort Dix, New Jersey, she was a resident of Crossett for many years and was a former resident of Lawton, OK, and Hamburg. She was a child of a military family and lived in many places while she was growing up. She marched in the first Earth Day in Washington, D. C. She devoted her life to caring for children and later cared for the elderly. She retired as a hospital ward clerk and was a member of the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Crossett and the First Baptist Church in Lawton, OK.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years, John Guinn of Lawton; a daughter, Sativa Carpenter and husband Shane of Crossett; a brother, Timothy Timberman of Nevada; five grandchildren, Joshua, Cheyenne and Katie Cunningham and Ryan and Brandon Carpenter; and one great-grandchild, Conner Cunningham. She was preceded in death by her parents, Colonel Bill and Helen Schneider Timberman.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 15, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Clayton Hales officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Jarrod Pippen, Joseph Chambless, Michael Spraggins, David Salko, Luke Brown, Roy Sanders, Christopher McClung and Scott Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Ashley Christian Academy Volleyball Program, 1552 Highway 52 W., Crossett, AR 71635. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com,
Arneacie Mae Hatchett
Arneacie Mae "Pie" Hatchett, 64, of Hamburg died Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Crossett and a lifelong resident of Ashley County, Mrs. Hatchett was a retired cook for Hamburg Leisure Lodge and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Hatchett, Jr., and wife Lillie and Robert Hatchett of Arlington, TX; one daughter, Sharon Hatchett of Hamburg; two brothers, Luther Curenton, Jr., and wife Alice of Decatur, GA, and Carnell Curenton of Flint, MI, three sisters, Tinnie Clark and husband Jimmy of Hamburg, Rothonia Simon of Southfield, MI, and Helen McPherson of Wilmot; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and a host of other family, friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Richard Lee Hatchett, on December 23, 2007; her parents, Luther and Wesola Parker Curenton; and two brothers, Elijah and Willie Ed Curenton.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, September 19, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Timmy Downs, Lloyd Collins, Anthony Wilson, Larry Works, Marvin Walters, and Curtis Martin. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
Robbie Ballard Hornaday
Robbie Ballard Hornaday, 92, of Fordyce died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Cherry Ridge Guest Care in Bastrop, La. She was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Kingsland, a daughter of the late A.D. Ballard and Allie McKinney Ballard.
Survivors include a sister, Eloise Tipton of Fordyce; two grandchildren, Michael Cox of Fountain Hill and Connie Summerland of Crossett; two great-grandchildren, Cora Vorhease and Kelsey Summerland of Crossett; and two great-great-grandchildren, Grant Tankersley and Hayden Ward, both of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bartee Hornaday; a daughter, Melba Cox; and a great-grandson, Grant Summerland.
Grave-side services were Friday, Sept. 16, at McCoy Cemetery near New Edinburg with the Rev. Justin Akers officiating. Arrangements were by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Guest book at www.bentonfuneral home.com.
Ronald Wayne "Ronny" Jones
Ronald Wayne "Ronny" Jones, 63, of Portland died at his residence in Portland on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Born October 5, 1947, in Morton, Texas, to the late Oscar C. Jones and Nancy F. Jones, he was a farmer and a Baptist.
Survivors are his wife, Gladys Trigleth Jones of Portland; three daughters, Glenda M. Crespin of Ruidoso, New Mexico, and Dana M. Donaldson and Brenda K. Jones of Lake Village; a stepson, Raymond Neal Fuel, Jr., of Pine Bluff; a stepdaughter, Shannon Womack of Arcola, MS; two brothers, Allen and Wade Jones of Portland; three sisters, Rosie Hunnicutt of Dermott, Joyce Cain of Russellville and Rita Czudek of Portland; and 18 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Juanita Jones.
Services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at Bishop Funeral Home in Lake Village with Bro. James Dykes officiating. Burial followed at the Jennie Cemetery.
Glen McCoy O'Fallon
Glen McCoy O'Fallon, 81, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at his home. A native of Monticello and a resident of Crossett for the past 48 years, he was a retired welder for Georgia Pacific, a member of the Bonita Road Baptist Church in Bastrop, LA, and a World War II U.S. veteran. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pauline Whitlock; one son, Rev. Donnie O'Fallon and wife Marsha of Weatherford, TX; four daughters, Wanda Andrews, Brenda Higginbotham and Glenda Giles of Crossett, and Carol O'Fallon and companion Rick of Greenville, MS; two brothers, Rev. Bobby and wife Barbara O'Fallon of Bastrop and Willard and wife Barbara O'Fallon of Columbus, MS; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Effie Mae Lloyd O'Fallon; four brothers, Curtis, Johnny, Ronnie, and Charles Earl "Pete" O'Fallon; and one sister, Mary Marter.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday, September 15, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Donnie and Bobby O'Fallon officiating. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
Herbert R. Pritchard
Herbert R. Pritchard, 94, of Crossett died on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Born on January 8, 1917, in Drew County to the late Lee and Mary Marter Pritchard, he attended business school at Drew Central and settled in Crossett in 1937. He was an employee at the Crossett sawmill for eight years, then transferred to the Chemical Company and in later years to the tissue mill as a supervisor. He also served as a member of the Crossett Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Abbott and husband Richard of Bella Vista and Sharon Lindsey and husband John of Little Rock; one sister, Doris Funderburg of Monticello; two brothers, Bob Pritchard of El Dorado and Harold Pritchard of Woodville, TX; four grandchildren, Terri Sobeck, Tammy Pittard, Angela Haywood and Tara Holmes; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Zell Deal Pritchard, the love of his life for 70 years.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, at First Baptist Church with Bro. Jamie Staley officiating. Burial will follow at the Deal Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.
Visitation will be held from5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or Deal Cemetery, c/o Gayle Deal, 144 Deal Road, Crossett, AR 71635.
Nancy Venable Rand
Nancy Elizabeth Venable Williams Rand, 85, of Parkdale died Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at the Trinity Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Perry County and a resident of Parkdale for over 30 years, she was a homemaker and farmer and retired from the Eudora Garment Company after 20 years of service.
She is survived by three daughters, Pat Hall and husband Thomas of Pine Bluff, Kathie Strother of Parkdale and Robbie Gaffney and husband Dennis of El Dorado; a son, Phillip Williams and wife Lois of Redfield; a step-son, Steve Rand and wife Sherry of Warren; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. "Bud" Rand, in 2003; two sons, Ricky and Marshall Williams; her parents, Richard and Savannah Pruitt Venable; a grandson, Darrell Allred; and 12 brothers and sisters.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 15, in the Parkdale Cemetery with Stanton Veazey officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Shannon Hall, Dustin Williams, Ricky Williams and Clayton Williams.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Village Medical Center, Family Council Department, 6400 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71603. Funeral arrangements were by direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Olive Mae Smith
Miss Olive Mae Smith, 98, of Cleveland, MS, died Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. She was a native of El Dorado, a resident of Cleveland for the past few years and a former resident of Bastrop, LA, and Pine Bluff. She graduated from Bastrop High School in 1933 and El Dorado Junior College in 1936. In 1948 she graduated from the Arkansas State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She began her long teaching career at Hamburg High School where she taught English for 20 years before moving to Bastrop where she taught for 19 years. During her years of teaching in Bastrop, she also completed her Master of Education degree at Auburn University.
She is survived by a half sister, Sarah Harris of Sheridan; two nephews, Parnell Allbritton of Bismarck and Rod Walton of Rayville, LA; a niece, Mary Sam Stewart of Pascagoula, MS; and many great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Wallace Smith; her father and step-mother, Taylor Parnell Smith and Ella Mae Wallace Smith; a brother, Wallace Samuel Smith; three sisters, Robbie Lanell Walton, Sidney Eugenia Moran Bush and Opal Lillie Allbritton; a nephew, Wallace David Moran; and a great-nephew, Kevan Taylor Moran.
Grave-side services were planned for 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, in the Promise Land Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Ramsey officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Evelyn Grace Alexander
Evelyn "Evie" Grace Alex-ander, the infant daughter of Ryan and Shanna Simmering Alexander of North Little Rock, died Saturday, September 17, 2011.
Survivors in addition to her parents are a sister, Cassidy Alexander; a brother, Hayden Alexander; and her grandparents, Larry and Sandra Dorman of Montrose, Ed and Brenda Simmering of White Hall and Stacy Alexander of Pine Bluff.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, September 21, at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock with burial at Riverwood Memorial Gardens- Land of Innocence in Maumelle. Arrangements were by Roller-Owens Funeral Home of North Little Rock. Guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/owens.
Henry Alton Johnson
Henry Alton Johnson, 88, of Crossett died on Friday, September 23, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born on December 29, 1922, to Henry Fulton and Cleo Sutton Johnson, he served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific during World War II and retired from Georgia Pacific pulp mill after 38 years of service. He loved to hunt and fish and was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors include a special friend, Gearldine Myrick of Hamburg; two brothers, Ralph Johnson of Crossett and Dewain Johnson of Hamburg; one sister, Lavern Perry of Marianna; a brother-in-law, Harold Swan and wife Laverne of Crossett; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Swan Johnson; one brother and five sisters.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 25, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Eric Hodge officiating. 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 Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1533 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635.
Ladell "Buster" Johnson
Ladell "Buster" Johnson, 65, of Eudora died Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. A native of Wilmot, he had lived in Eudora for the past 20 years and was a member of St. Peter Baptist Church in Eudora. His passions were working with wood, fishing, and playing dominos.
He is survived by three sons, Timmy Johnson and wife Larhonda of Wilmot and Genesis Johnson and Naquombe Johnson, both of Champaign, IL; two daughters, Tina Johnson of Los Angeles, CA, and Dorothy Ledlow and husband Terry of Eudora; one brother, John H. Johnson and wife Jessica of Los Angeles; two sisters, Everlean Johnson of Wilmot and Mary Johnson-Riley and husband Bobby of Hot Springs; and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Townsend Johnson; one daughter, Dorothy Evon Hunter; his parents, Zelma Johnson and Haster Brown; two brothers, Zelma Johnson, Jr., and Sammie Johnson; and one sister, Martha Johnson Vaughn.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 25, at Saint Peter Baptist Church at 145 Hwy. 52 West in Eudora with Rev. David Green officiating. Pallbearers were Terry Ledlow, Carl Hunter, James Hunter, Rockie Kitchen, Harvert Moore, and Carl Vaughn. Burial was in the Gospel Temple Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
Harry "H. L." Lauhon, 96, of Hamburg died Monday, September 26, 2011, at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Stuttgart and a resident of the Promise Land community outside of Hamburg most of his life, he was a retired rice and soybean farmer, an U. S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and a charter member and the oldest living member of the Mist Deer Camp. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by three sons, Dale Lauhon and wife Martha, Gerald Lauhon and wife Betty and Philip Lauhon and wife Hilda, all of Hamburg; seven grandchildren, Jackie Lauhon and wife Angie, Ronnie Lauhon and wife Kim, Martha Jo Collins and husband Marc, Becky Smith and husband Kevin, Kim Jones and husband Mike, Amy Hartshorn and husband Andrew, and Vickie Simpson and husband Chris; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Mary Alice Wallace Lauhon, in 2007; his parents, Edward and Mittie Lee Martin Lauhon; and two sisters, Grace Handley and Estelle Sims.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Michael Reese and Trey Emory officiating. Burial will be in the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jackie Lauhon, Ronnie Lauhon, Marc Collins, Kevin Smith, Mike Jones, Andrew Hartshorn and Chris Simpson. Honorary pallbearers are Zack, Derek and Jacob Lauhon and the members of the Mist Deer Camp.
Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. JoAnne Sullivan, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.