Wanda Gail Bond
Wanda Gail Bond, 52, of Crossett died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A native of Lake Village and a former employee of Wal-Mart in Crossett, she was a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God. She loved reading the Bible.
She is survived by two sons, Terence Bond and Bryce Bond of Lake Village; one daughter, Ashley Bond; her parents, Billy Joe Bridges and wife Flossie of Portland and Ernestine McCrory Boyd and husband Gerald of Crossett; two brothers, Billy Ray Bridges and Gary
Bridges of Crossett; and three sisters, Ann Bridges and Julie Kelley of Crossett and Janice Grayson and husband Joe of Star City; nine grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Wayne Bridges.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Brother Donnie Dubose officiating. Pallbearers were Donald Barnett, Preston Streeter, Adam Kelley, Auston Kelley, Cassey Huff and Jeremy Church. Honorary Pallbearers were George Vargas and Steven Cotton. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
LaDelle Seamans Burleson
LaDelle Seamans Burleson, 86, of Trinity, Texas, died Friday, June 10, 2011. She was born August 1, 1924, in Mablevale to the late Curtis Benton and Georgia Agatha Farmer Seamans.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Burleson; three sons, James Locke and wife Faye, Jerry Locke and wife Mary, and Chuck Sluder and wife Norma; a daughter, Lynet Perkins and husband Chuck; a brother Wilbur Seamans of Crossett; a sister-in-law Louise Seamans; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Boyce Locke; a daughter, Sharon Warren; a brother, Jack Seamans; and a sister-in-law Joyce Seamans.
Services were held June 14 at Glendale Baptist Church in Glendale, Texas.
Katrina Tolice Duke, 41, of Crossett died Thursday, June 29, 2011, at her mother's residence. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a former assistant manager at McDonald's and a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street. She loved cooking and loved watching television court shows.
She is survived by her son, Byron Jeseph "B. J." Davis, II; her mother, Verna Duke of Crossett; her father, Robert Duke and wife Ann of Crossett; four brothers: Armondo Duke of Tahlequah, OK, Tredrick Simon of Little Rock, Christopher Duke and wife Ramanda of Crossett and Rodriguez Duke and wife Diedra of Atlanta, GA; four sisters; Lashawn Chapman and husband Joe, Kimberly Duke and Chasity Duke of Crossett and Ashley Duke of Fayetteville.
Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Curtis Jackson officiating. Pallbearers are Jefferson Holyfield, Jimmy Thornton, Mario Moore, Keith Miller, Justin Austin and Undra Stanley. Honorary pallbearers are the Crossett High School Class of 1990. Visitation will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralome.net.
Eugene Wilbur Streeter, 87, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his son's residence in Pine Bluff. He was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill and was a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. A World War II veteran of the United States Army, he was a lifetime member of the Duckworth Hunting Club, an avid outdoorsman who lived hunting and fishing and had a great passion for working his vegetable garden.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jessie Mae Reese Streeter; six sons, James Jackson and wife Alma and Eddie "Chuck" Streeter and wife Janice of Pine Bluff, Donald Streeter and wife Blanch of Crossett, Charles Streeter and wife Diana of Los Angeles, CA, Danny Streeter and wife Marian of Stockton, CA, and Johnny Streeter of Fordyce; one daughter, Shirley Wade of Crossett; an adopted daughter, Shirley Knox and husband Frank of San Leandro, CA; two sisters, Rosa Watson of Crossett and Louisa Brown of Los Angeles; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Moore; his parents, Lloyd and Florrie Brown Streeter; six brothers, Flemon, Edward, Morris, Arthur, Floyd and Lonnie Streeter; and two sisters, Vertie Cann and Martha Hays.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Gates Chapel A.M.E. with Rev. Harriel White officiating. Pallbearers were Leslie Streeter, Greg Watson, James Scott, Bernard Martin, Angelo Moore and Carl Whaley. Burial followed at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guestbook at
Delmar Tyree, 75, of Prescott died Thursday, June 30, 2011, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital. Born Thursday, November 21, 1935, in Prescott to Ira and Grace Cottingham Tyree, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prescott. He was a farmer, rancher and was involved in timber management, where he had worked for Ozan Timber Co. and Potlatch and was a former owner of Prescott Land and Timber Company in Prescott.
Survivors include wife of 52 and a half years, Joyce Haynie Tyree of Prescott; his two sons; Ed Tyree and wife Dana of Hamburg and Jake Tyree and wife Carol of Prescott; his daughter; Anita Rodgers of Prescott; five grandchildren, James Rodgers, Nolan Rodgers, Katie Tyree, Marla Hampton and Daniel Hampton; nine great-grandchildren and other family members and friends. Mr. Tyree was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lou Bricker.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Prescott with Bros. Neil Ridling and Bill Fish officiating. Burial followed at the DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott. Online guestbook at www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com.
Allen Wallace, 73, of Hamburg died Friday, July 1, 2011, at his brother's residence in Hamburg. A Hamburg native and formerly a 25 year resident of Bastrop, LA, he was retired from Stufful Chemical Plant in Bastrop after 30 years of employment and was a member of Epistles of God Church of Deliverance.
He is survived by his twin brother, Thomas Wallace and wife Charlene of Hamburg; two god-children, Cynthia Pugh Taylor and Tammy Johnson of Bastrop; and a host of other family, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Celestine Johnson Wallace; his second wife, Valonia Martin Wallace; his parents, Louis and Minnie Shaw Wallace; and two sisters, Otha Mae Benson and Lillian Alexander.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Epistles of God Church of Deliverance with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Pallbearers are Andre Benson, Glen Stanley, Johnny Stanley, Harris Martin, Tyrece Martin and Hollis McQuay. Honorary pallbearers are Lewis Wallace, Ben Wallace, Bobby Alexander, Joe Haynes, Leon Martin, Andrew Martin, Freddie Clark, Cleveland Sellers, Freddie Benson, Morris Richardson, Scott Benson, Jimmy Wallace, Patrick Wallace, and the T.W. Daniel High School Class of 1956. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 5, from 5-6 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Phillip Grove Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
Harry N. Ferguson, Sr.
Harry N. Ferguson, Sr., 82, of Crossett died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born September 15, 1928, to Ira Greene and Malinda Jane Adair Ferguson in Johnsville, he was an U. S. Army veteran; retired from Georgia-Pacific and was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Forrest Ferguson of Crossett; one son, Harry Nathan Ferguson, Jr., and wife Pam of Monticello; one daughter, Karen Boseman and husband Keith of Crossett; one sister, Lois Atkins of Hamburg; six grandchildren, Natalie White and husband Brad, Lauren Ferguson and fiance' Devin Gettman, Lindsay Baker and husband Seth, Justin Hewitt and wife Sarah, Kayla Hewitt and Bobby Bates, Jr.; six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Ira, Ernest and Dan Ferguson.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Keith Boseman and Arnold Sheets officiating. Burial was to follow at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Christian Academy, 803 Ashley 95, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Frieda Scheible Fischer
Frieda Scheible Fischer, 64, of Monticello died Friday, July 8, 2011, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born March 10, 1947, at Devine, Texas, to Arthur Milton and Vergie May Clark Scheible, she was a former case worker and counselor for the State Rehabilitation for the Blind first in Forrest City and later in Pine Bluff, worked for the Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center in Warren and taught at the Sesame School in Monticello, Portland Elementary and retired from the Hamburg School System. She was involved with the 4-H Club and Special Olympics, was a member of the Southeast Arkansas Genealogy Society and was a member and elder at the Rose Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Monticello.
Survivors include her mother, Vergie Scheible of Dover; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Janna Scheible and Robert and Connie Scheible of Dover, a sister and brother-in-law, Louise S. and Walter Godwin of Monticello; and six nephews and nieces, Malinda Godwin, David Godwin, Jon Scheible, Paul Scheible, Johannah Briscoe and Laura Scheible. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Arthur Fischer, and her father, Arthur Milton Scheible.
Services were planned for 10 a. m. on Tuesday, July 12, at the Shinn Funeral Home chapel in Russellville with burial at the St. Paul Cemetery near Dover. The family will conduct a memorial service in Monticello at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 1604, Russellville, Arkansas 72811-1604, or to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 1653, Topeka, Kansas 66601-1653, or to the American Diabetes Association, Little Rock Office, 320 Executive Court, Suite 104, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. Online guestbook at www.shinnfuneral.com.
Don Quinney Hodge
Don Quinney Hodge, 87, a 35-year resident of Greensboro, NC, died Friday, July 1, 2011. Born October 25, 1923, in Warren, he graduated from Crossett High School and went to work in the offices of the The Crossett Company, which was later acquired by Georgia-Pacific. He worked his way up to regional sales manager and was transferred to Baltimore, Maryland, and then to Chicago, Illinois, each time taking on more responsibilities. In 1976, he moved to Greensboro and started his own company, North American Carolinas Corporation. He was an active member of Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church and Civitans.
He is survived by his four children, Martha Bush and husband Richard of Fairfax, Va., Mary Kuntz and husband Daniel of Greensboro, Sue Johnson of Selma, NC, and Don Hodge, Jr., and wife Debbie of Sandy Ridge, NC; six grandchildren, Sharmon Bush Kollet and husband Grant, Andrew Bush and wife Samar, Sarah Johnson, Luke Kuntz and wife Cheryl, Jaime Kuntz, and Emily Kuntz: two great-grandchildren, Sebastian Bush and Macallister Kollet: and his brother, Julian Hodge of Crossett. His wife of 67 years, Earline, died in March.
Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church with a private burial following.
Memorial contributions can be sent to Urban Ministry, 305 West Lee St., Greensboro, NC 27406-1240: or Guilford College Community Civitan Club, P. O. Box 8695, Greensboro, NC 27419. Online condolences can be made at www.forbisanddick.com.
Dolph Horn, 95, of Lacey died Monday, July 4, 2011, at his home. Born November 9, 1915, in Drew County, he was retired from Burlington Industries and was a farmer and a member of First Assembly of God in Monticello. The son of the late Walter Horn and Martha Wood Horn, he was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Horn Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Vivian Dawkins Horn of Lacey; one son, Jimmy D. Horn of Lacey; one daughter, Shelby Jean Hyatt of Monticello; two grandsons, Garold Horn and wife Cathy and David Hyatt, III, and wife Rita, all of Lacey; four granddaughters, Lisa Hall and husband Jeff of Lacey, Kathy Kellum and husband David, Ann Kling and husband Larry and Dee Muniz and husband Ernesto, all of Monticello; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Al Womack and Keith Underhill officiating. Pallbearers were Joshua Hollis, Devin Horn, Levi Kling, Caleb Hall, John David Kellum, Drew Hyatt and Ernesto Muniz. Honorary pallbearers were Phillip, Greg, John and Hunter Jones, Randy Glass and Dennis Thurman.
Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery. Guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.
Gail Baker Johnson
Gail Baker Johnson, 77, of Warren died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. Born November 3, 1933, in Warren to the late Jimmie Grady Baker and Hazel Godwin Baker, she started her career with the Bradley County Hospital in 1951 when it opened, and retired from the Bradley County Medical Center as an LPN with decades of service. She was a member of the Bradley County Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary and Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors are two sons, James Baker Johnson and spouse Carrie of Crossett and David Michael Johnson and spouse Amy of West Monroe, LA; three daughters, Crystal Johnson Langston of Fayetteville, Kim Anderson and spouse Ronny of Calion and Lori Johnson of Warren; five sisters, Cookie Arendt and spouse Tommy of Rogers, Kay Curry and spouse Donald of Rye, Linda Warrick and spouse Donald of Atlanta, TX, Margaret Black of Warren and Jane Pierce and spouse Carl of Rye; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Billie Sharon Baker.
Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. David Ritchey officiating. Memorials preferred to Immanuel Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Warren AR. Arrangements were by Frazer's Funeral Home. Guestbook at www.frazerfuneralhome.com.
Gerald Howard Martin
Gerald Howard Martin, 93, of Searcy, formerly of Hamburg and Crossett, died on Friday, July 8, 2011. He was born July 18, 1917, in Ashley County to the late Thomas Zealy and Della Mae Chadwick Martin. Mr. Martin served in the United States Army during World War II; was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hamburg, and a former member of Temple Baptist Church in Searcy and worked as a salesman for the poultry industry.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in law, Rebecca and John Brookshire of Shanghai, China; a stepson, Cecil White of El Dorado; a stepdaughter, Linda Hickman of Hamburg; a sister, Marguerite Smith of Little Rock; a daughter-in-law, Sheila Martin Jarvis of Alabama; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three wives, Eva Jean Riley Martin, Nathalee Bozeman Martin and Maxine White Martin; and one son, Phillip Howard Martin.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy with services to begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemeteryin Judsonia. Memorials may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 400 Washington Street, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to Temple Baptist Church, 700 W. Moore Ave, Searcy, AR 72143.
Betty Sue Oden
Betty Sue Oden, 65, of Greenville, MS, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was a native of Avon, MS, and lived in Crossett most of her life. She was vice president of the Bread of Life Worldwide Ministries and was a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God in Crossett.
She is survived by her husband, Glen Oden of Crossett; two sons, Anthony Dewayne "Tony" Oden of Oklahoma City, OK, and George Houston Oden of Vicksburg, MS, four daughters, Patricia Renee Martin of Hattiesburg, MS, Glenda Susanne Tippitt of Hamburg, Tina Elizabeth Holt of Branson, MO, and Amanda LeAnn Holt of Waco, TX, two brothers, Wayne Rochell of Greenville and Curtis Rochell of LaPorte, TX, three sisters, Doris Hester of Berryville, Mary Jane Rushing of Jennings, LA, and Jeanette Oden of Center, TX, ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Tom, Sr., and Eula Mae Walls Rochell; and two brothers, Jim Tom Rochell, Jr., and James Rochell.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, July 11, at Glenwood Funeral Home chapel in Vicksburg, MS. Pallbearers were Glen Oden, George Oden, Cody Shiers, Jeff Russell, Bryan Johnson, and Jay Rabb. Grave-side service was at 4 p.m. at the Eden Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Bolen officiating under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Annie Bell Scott
Annie Bell Scott, 81, of Crossett died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. She was a native of Itta Bena, MS, lived in Crossett for the past 65 years and was a member of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking pastries.
She is survived by her two sons, Mitchell Scott, Jr., and wife Brenda of Jacksonville and James Scott and wife Cynthia of Little Rock; one stepson, Eddie J. Scott and wife Clarice of Jacksonville; six daughters, Mary Smith and husband Donald, Linda Ellis and husband Glenn, Marilyn Whaley and husband Carl, Vera Scott, Michelle Bradford and husband Audwin, all of Crossett, and Pernilla Smith and husband Walter of Louisville, KY, one stepdaughter, Emma Tate and husband Willie of Camden; one brother, Johnny Ray Perkins; one special caregiver, Jacqueline Scott; and a host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Mitchell Scott; one daughter, Rose Scott Hampton; her parents, Tom and Mary Hollins Perkins; three brothers, Willie, Tom Jr., and Jimmy Perkins, one sister, Willie Mae McNut; and two grandchildren, Cedric Smith and Venetria Scott.
Funeral services were at 11 a. m. Saturday, July 9, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Walter Smith and Revs. Fredrick Haynes, Marvin Scott, David Bouie, and Jessie Radford officiating.
Pallbearers were Marcus Ellis, Cory Rochelle, Martinez Scott, Santario Scott, Derrick Ellis, Kamone Scott, Chansen Scott, and JaCarlo Whaley.
Burial was in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Macon Lamont "Monty" Trantham, 50, of Goodway, AL, formerly of Crossett, who was born July 5, 1960, died June 22, 2011, at his home in Goodway where he had lived for the past 20 years. He was an ironworker and a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Owens Trantham of Goodway; four daughters Melanie Powell and Stephanie McLemore of Petal, Mississippi, and Kimberly and Kristan Trantham of Goodway; three grandchildren, Kaylea, Mikih, and Carlito McLemore of Petal; his mother, Nedra McCauley Trantham of Baton Rouge, LA; two brothers, Randy Trantham and Steven Trantham of Baton Rouge; one sister, Sandra Kay Trantham of Sevierville, TN; and two aunts, Marcelle Hartley of Bastrop, LA, and Sherry Gregory of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Kenneth Trantham of Crossett; his brother, Charles "Chucky" Trantham; and his grandmother, Ovie Trantham Jaggers of Bastrop.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 26, in Monroe Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Dorsey McDonald presiding. Burial was in Monroe Chapel Cemetery in Frisco City, AL.
Ann B. Wilkins
Ann Wilkins, 92, of Fayetteville died Friday, July 8, 2011. Born December 27, 1918, in Hamburg, to Dozier and Bonnie Douglas Josey, Ann and her husband Al owned and operated Al Wilkins Home Furnishings. She was a member of Northeast Baptist Church in Fayetteville for many years, serving as secretary and treasurer.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Altus "Al" Smith Wilkins; two brothers, Douglas Josey and J.D. Josey, and two sisters, Jane Crumley and Marjorie Jean.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 12, at Moore's Chapel with Rev. Mike Martin and Rev. Lynville Eaton officiating. Burial was to follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.
Memorial offerings may be made to Northeast Baptist Church, 2578 Oakland Zion Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72703 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 4507, Fayetteville, AR 72702-4507. Condolences may be offered at www.mooresfuneral chapel.com
John "Tommy" Elmore, 65, of Montrose died Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Nevada County and a resident of the Mount Pleasant community east of Hamburg for the past 38 years, he was a Vietnam era veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 37 1/2 years, Helen Tanksley Elmore of Montrose; three daughters, India Powell and husband Bo of Fountain Hill, Kelli Elmore of Montrose and Missie Elmore of Hot Springs; three sons, John "J.J." Elmore and wife Michelle, of Montrose, Charles "Chris" Elmore and wife Shelly of Paragould and Stephen Elmore of Hot Springs; a brother, Malvern Elmore of Winnsboro, Texas; two sisters, Catherine Jester of Prescott and Martha Allison of Parkdale; 18 grandchildren, Billy O'Rourke, Frank McGlone, Chancelor Elmore, Raven Lowrey, Lacey Lowrey, Hannah Elmore, Jamie Elmore, Ryan Elmore, Allie Elmore, Dylan Elmore, Alex Powell, Drew Clark, Charlie Clark, Michael Elmore, Hiawatha Elmore, Brittany Powell, D. J. Bell and Bailey Bell; four great-grandchildren; Bentley Hill Elmore, Payton McGlone, Kaylynn McGlone and Aubrey Johnston; and his mother-in- law, Marteal Tanksley of Parkdale.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, James Charles "J.C." Powell; his parents, John Harold and Elisie Mae Ridgel Elmore; and his father-in-law, Charles Tanksley.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, July 18, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Sammy Land and Ray Mills officiating. Burial was in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chancelor Elmore, Dewayne Tanksley, David Tanksley, Michael Don Martin, Oscar Pacheco, and Charles Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Jo "Bub" Jester, Harvey Allison, Johnny Carpenter and Lamar Rowe.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Tia Brittani Johnson
Tia Brittani Johnson, 25, of Crossett died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. Born on August 12, 1985, in Crossett to Carlton B. Johnson and Jacqueline Bird Johnson, she was an employee of the Ashley County Sheltered Workshop and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her father, Carlton Johnson of Crossett; her mother, Jackie Johnson of Crossett; paternal grandparents Lawrence Johnson of Hendersonville, TN, and Sylvia Johnson of Crossett; one brother, Brent Johnson of California; three sisters, Chanda Sipes and Meika Johnson of Panama City, FL, and Leisha Jones of Crossett; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, July 15, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Bro. Eric Hodge officiating. Pallbearers were Lawrence, Robert and Brent Johnson, Robby Jones, Glen Watt and Hunter Cooper. Burial followed at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church Youth Ministry, 1533 Hwy. 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635.
Nathaniel "Nate" Keith
Nathaniel "Nate" Keith, 79, of Crossett died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at his daughter's home in Crossett. He was a native and lifelong resident of Crossett, a retiree from Georgia Pacific's plywood mill and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Deloris Watson and husband Ronald of Crossett; one brother, Leon "Sugarman" Davis and wife Jean of North Little Rock; one sister, Dorothy Brown and husband Earl of Little Rock; one grandchild, Adrienne Barefield and husband Anthony of Texarkana, TX; one great-grandchild, Acelyn Barefield; and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Earnestine Mitchell Keith, who died May 26, 1995; his parents, Tom Bridges and Icie Lee Davis; four brothers, Roosevelt "Mook" Bridges, Eugene Keith, Elbert "Big Bud" Davis and Elmer "Lil Bud" Davis; and two sisters, Lorene Keith and an infant.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Radford officiating. Pallbearers are Perry Johnson, Billy Reynolds, Bobby Brown, Charles Moore, Jimmy Thornton, and Albert Goodwin. Honorary pallbearers are T.L. Lowe, Amos Wallace, and O.T. Green. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 19, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Nellie Grantham Tubbs
Nellie Grantham Tubbs, 79, of Hamburg died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Wynne and a resident of Hamburg for the past 53 years, she retired from the Hamburg School District in 2009 and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by 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, Eddie Grantham of Texas; three sisters, Christine Thomas of Hale Center, Texas, Maxine Pannell of Florida and Jessie Carter of Crossett; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Leon Roy Tubbs, Sr., in October, 2010; her parents, Ernest and Agnes Johnson Grantham; a granddaughter, Madison Bloom; and a great-grandson, Pierce Leo Meeks.
A private grave-side service and burial were planned for Tuesday, July 19, in the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Drew County with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Roy Grantham officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Emily Greene, Abby Smith, Anell Meeks, Meredith Lindsey, Tarah Tubbs, Molly Saling, Gentry Tubbs, Evan Tubbs, Melana Tubbs and Marla Hill. Memorials may be made to Prairie Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Kim Bowden, 905 Goose Hollow Road, Fountain Hill, AR 71642 or Hamburg High School Scholarship Program, 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.
Wilbert Buffington, 88, of Berkeley, CA, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Kyakamenna Nursing Center in Berkeley, CA. A native of McNeil, he was a resident of San Francisco, CA, for the past 56 years and was a member of the Bethel Cathedral C.O.G.I.C. Church in San Francisco. He was a retired custodian for San Francisco General Hospital. His hobby was flea markets.
He is survived by three sons, Wilbert Buffington, Jr., and wife Maria of Vallejo, CA, Charles Buffington and wife Chandra of Haywood, CA, and Michael Buffington and wife Char Lily of Madrid, Spain; one daughter, Carol Buffington of Rodeo, CA; one brother, Ruben Buffington of Kansas City, KS; two sisters, Barbara Hunter and Dorothy Eson of Camden; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceeded in death by his wife of 61 years, Zeola Nalls Buffington; his parents, Roscoe and Lelious Milner-Buffington; five brothers, Otis, Ferres, Andrew, Henry, and Roscoe Buffington, Jr.
Grave-side funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Westview Cemetery officiated by Eld. Roy Matheney, Jr. Arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
Lillian A. Hagood
Lillian A. Hagood, 84, of Crossett died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Crossett and Hamburg all of her life until the past year when she lived in the Gardner Nursing Home in Star City, she was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hamburg.
She is survived by a daughter, Frances Meredith and husband Rev. Joel of Hamburg; two sons, Rev. Allen Hagood and wife Maxine of Star City and Troy Hagood and wife Vickki of Beaumont, Texas; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Hagood, in 1994; her parents, Houston and Elizabeth Stanley Henderson; four brothers, Calvin, Johnny, Clifton and Lloyd "Pete" Henderson; and three sisters, Audrey Oden, Jimmie Lou Johnson and Amsie Henderson.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 23, at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Allen Hagood, Joel Meredith and Joseph Pemberton officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Trey Campbell, Joel Campbell, John Hagood, Scott Hagood, Ben Hagood, Junior Campbell; Dewight Smitty, J.W. Dobbin and Rusty Hutchins. Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 545, Star City, AR 71667 or to Worldwide Literature and Missionary Supply, P. O. Box 128, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-harts horn.com.
John Ray Jaggers
John Ray Jaggers, 68, of Portland died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. He was born April 15, 1943, in Pine Bluff to the late Joseph William Jaggers and Mamie Ione Fore Jaggers. He was a retired location manager for Helena Chemical Company and a member of the First Baptist Church in Portland where he taught the TEL Sunday School class and sang bass in the church choir.
He graduated from Rison High School on May 8, 1961, and attended Henderson State University where he graduated in 1965. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in September, 1968, where he obtained the rank of captain, serving in Korea during the Vietnam War. He taught in Pine Bluff School District for a few years before enrolling at UCA and competed a master's degree in 1971. For the next five years, he was a teacher/coach at Hamburg High School.
In 1975, Mr. Jaggers relocated to Portland to run the Gus Pugh & Sons fertilizer plant. After seven years with GPS, he went to work for Helena Chemical where he retired in 2006 with 24 years of service. He also served one five-year term on the Hamburg School Board and nine years as the mayor of Portland. He was an avid hunter and fisherman with a great love for the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Gay Batson Jaggers of Portland; his son, James "Jim" Jaggers and wife Kami Jo of Monticello; his daughter, Amy Gay Jaggers and husband Jeremy of Bastrop, LA; one brother, Billy Joe Jaggers of Magnolia; four sisters, Mamie Jo Coats of Little Rock, Mattie Lou Hall of Hot Springs, Betty Jean Hamilton of Conway and Anna Sue Post of Kingsland; and two grandchildren, Bliss Caitlin Jaggers and Rhett Cameron Jaggers. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John Wright Jaggers and William Eugene "Buddy" Jaggers.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Rev. Carl Mason and Judge Emory Austin officiating.
Pallbearers were Greg Grantham, Jim Myers, Gary Morgan, Bill Post, Bob Young, Charles Rauls, Claude Kelly and Jerry Kelso. Honorary pallbearers were employees of Helena Chemical. Burial followed at the Greenwood Cemetery near Rison.
Memorials may be made to the Portland Baptist Church Choir Robe Fund, P.O. Box 86, Portland, AR 71663 or the Nancy Amanda Coats Scholarship, c/o Arkansas Baptist Foundation, 10117 Kanis Road, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.