Henry Terrell Ables
Henry Terrell Ables, Jr., 70, of Hampton died Thursday March 29, 2012, at Monticello. Born February 25, 1942, at Hampton, he was a son of the late Henry Terrell Ables, Sr., and Faye Parker Ables, a carpenter and an U. S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by his son, Marc Ables and wife Jaime of Hamburg; a daughter, Cindy Milligan and husband Larry of Wilmar; a brother, Kenneth Ables and wife, Beulah of Hampton; a sister, Meredith Bryant and husband Charlie of Woodberry; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dana Ables.
Grave side services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday April 7, at the Pickett Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Benton Funeral Home in Hampton. Online register at www.bentonfuneralhome.com.
Bernice Lois Bays
Bernice Lois Bays, 94, of Crossett died Monday, April 2, 2012, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation. Born on November 2, 1917, to Flaudy Earl and Velma Cash McCone, Mrs. Bays was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, John Bays and wife Elaine and Mitch Bays and wife Evelyn; a daughter-in-law, Sue Bays, all of Crossett; one brother, Flaudy Earl McCone, Jr., of Springdale; one sister, Pauline Scisson of Crossett; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vernon C. Bays; and a son, Kenneth Wayne Bays.
Grave-side services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 5, at the Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Ray Hearron officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers will be John Bays Jr., Joe Bays, Brian Beavers, Heath Bays, Steve Bays and Mike Walker,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or a charity of choice. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
James D. Campbell
James D. Campbell, 65, of Parkdale died at his home in Parkdale on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Born and raised in the Parkdale community, his parents were the late Johnny and Lorena Campbell. He graduated with the class of 1964 at Slack~LeGrande High School in Wilmot and was a member of Union Baptist Church, serving as choir director of the church choir and singing with other community and church choirs. He was retired, but worked as a bus driver for the Hamburg School District. He was also the assistant fire chief for the Parkdale Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors included his wife, Ethel Mae Campbell of Parkdale; four daughters, Mary McHenry of Wilmot, Felicia Miller of Parkdale, Keshla Campbell of Bastrop, LA, and Candace Campbell of Little Rock; two sons, James Daniel Campbell, Jr., and Steven Campbell of Parkdale; three sisters; Essie Castleberry, Addie Mixon and Elizabeth Rogers of Chicago, IL; three brothers, Rodell Campbell and Arguster Campbell of Chicago and Albert Curtis Campbell of Parkdale; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Union Baptist Church in Parkdale with Rev. Jessie Knight. Burial was in the Zion Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home of Eudora.
Geneva George, 83, of Dermott, formerly of Portland, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. She was born in Watson.
Survivors include four daughters, Margie George Clayton and Delois George of Demott, Rose Perry and husband Jody and Brenda Wright and husband Gary of Arlington, TX; two stepdaughters, Linda Moseby and Mary Francis Jackson and husband Greg of St. Louis, MO; six sons, Lee Edward Lloyd and wife Carolyn of Grand Prairie, TX, Bobby Jackson and wife JoAnn of Atlanta, GA, Guy Jackson of Dermott, Johnny Jackson and wife Cynthia of Arlington, TX, and Tommy Jackson and wife Mary of Harrisonburg, VA; two stepsons, Lindsey Jackson and Sammie Jackson of St. Louis.
The funeral service was at 12 noon Friday, March 30, at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Dermott with Rev. Ricky Lattimore officiating. Burial followed at the Holly Grove Cemetery of Portland with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home of Dermott.
Wilbert A. May
Wilbert A. May, 86, of Lake Village died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. Born in Alabama to the late Oliver and Idelle May, he moved to Arkansas in 1930 and attended elementary school in Parkdale and high school at Chicot County Training School in Dermott. He received a B.S. degree in agriculture from Arkansas AM&N College in Pine Bluff and a M.S. in agriculture from Prairie View A&M University at Prairie View, TX. He retired after 32 years as an agricultural county Extension agent in Chicot County.
Survivors include his wife, Narvel May of Lake Village; one daughter, Carnevel and husband Gilbert Bellamy of Grand Prairie, TX; one son, Edwin and wife Tanya May of Grand Prairie, TX; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at New Hope Baptist Church in Lake Village.
Burial was in the Briggs Cemetery, Highway 278, Monticello. Arrangements were by Dillard Funeral Home of Lake Village
Gladys K. Murdaugh
Gladys K. Murdaugh, 81, of Portland died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at The Woods of Monticello. Mrs. Murdaugh was raised in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where she was a beautician and owned her beauty shop. She then moved to Indianola, MS, where she was an accounts payable clerk for the Super Value Warehouse Distributor for 20 years. She moved to Portland 15 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the Portland Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, John Arthur Murdaugh and Richard Murdaugh and wife Amanda of Portland and William Oscar Murdaugh and and wife Lois of Spotsylvania, VA; two brothers, Paul Kimble of El Paso, Texas, and David Kimble of McComb, MS; three grandchildren, Rick Murdaugh and wife Amanda, Ashley Murphy and husband John, and Laura Beth Murdaugh; and two great-grandchildren, Brentley & Cole Murdaugh. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Murdaugh; her parents, William David and Iva Leggett Kimble; and a brother, Earl Kimble.
Grave-side services were at 1 p.m., Monday, April 2, in the Portland Cemetery with a memorial service at 2 p.m., at the Portland Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Mason officiating.
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.
Agnes "Angela" Smith
Agnes "Angela" Lenet Smith, 45, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at her residence in Crossett. Born in Las Vegas, NV, she was raised in Crossett and the White Station community and was a member of the Living Word C.O.G.I.C., and a former employee of the Crossett School District. She enjoyed fishing and working in her flowers.
She is survived by her husband of twelve years, Mark Smith; two daughters, Randi Aaliy Dupree and Martasia Smith of Crossett; six brothers, Eddie Earl and wife Glennda of Dallas, TX, and Grady Roy, Donald, Dennis and wife Rosland, Kim and Terry Thompson of Crossett, two sisters, Delshia Thompson of Crossett and Estrelita Thompson of Kansas City, MO; and a host of other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis Lee and Shirley Mae Tucker Thompson.
Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Living Word C.O.G.I.C. with Eld. Joe Mason officiating. Pallbearers are Keith Martin, Ronald Rogers, Dennis Tucker, Darrell Gilbert, Greg Smith, and Darrell Carter. Honorary pallbearers are the Crossett High class of 1986. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Obituaries Published April 11
Clyde Cossey, 59, of Portland died Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Parkdale and a resident of Portland and Parkdale all of his life, he graduated from Portland High School and worked for Alice Sidney for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, the Austin & Coker Hunting Club, a Mason and member of the Portland Masonic Lodge #499 and a captain with the Portland Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by a daughter, Melissa Cossey Hicks and husband Bryant of Portland; a sister, Vivian Byrd of Lake Village; two grandchildren, Chrissy and Jackson Hicks; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia "Ginger" Cossey, in 2008; his parents, Arvle and Evelene Foster Cossey; two sisters, Marcille Cossey and Joyce Carty; and two brothers, Dean and Leon "Al" Cossey.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, April 9, at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Lloyd Townsend and Sammy Land officiating. Burial was the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were L. D. Prescott, Jerad Selby, Bobby Mashburn, Tommy Frazer, William Lassiter and Ervin White. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Portland Fire Department, the Portland Masonic Lodge #499 and the Austin & Coker Hunting Club.
Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Keith Ladd, 186 Ashley Road 121, Hamburg, AR 71646. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Tyeshea Crusita Hubbard
Tyeshea Crusita Hubbard, 31, of Little Rock, formerly of Hamburg, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Hamburg and a resident of Little Rock for the past thirteen years, she was employed in tech support for Verizon Wireless, was a member of Spirit of the Lord Church in Little Rock, and was a 1999 graduate of Hamburg High School. She held a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. She enjoyed working word puzzles, fishing and joy riding.
Survivors include her parents, Ronald "Bobo" and Marilyn Wright Hubbard of Hamburg; three sisters, Kanesha Wallace of Hamburg, Sharonda Hubbard of Little Rock and Tiffany Hubbard of Conway; her fiancé, Braden Atkins of Little Rock; and a host of other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, James and Irene Wright; and her paternal grandparents, Robert and Margaret Hubbard.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Eld. Kenny Wright, Rev. Willie R. Taylor, Bishop Alfonzo Madden, and Rev. Cindy Robinson officiating. Pallbearers were Issac Moore, Shadrick and Trent Wilson, Jonathan Young, Shurun Jenkins and Sirl Wright. Honorary pallbearers were the Hamburg High School Class of 1999 and staff of Verizon Wireless. Burial was in the Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.
Teresa Swan Johns
Teresa Gail Swan Johns, 47, of Benton died Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. A native of Crossett and a resident of Benton for the past 19 years, she graduated from Crossett High School in 1982 and worked as a certified nursing assistant at Benton Service Center for five years. She was a member of the Apostolic Tabernacle in Benton and the Lupus Foundation and loved Razorback football.
She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Maurice "Bubba" Johns of Benton; a stepdaughter, Brandy Johns of Fordyce; her parents, Bennie and Alice Kelley Swan of Crossett; two sisters, Debbi Smith of Ore City, Texas, and Sonya Powell of Hamburg; a step-granddaughter, Madeline; five nephews and one niece. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Floyd and Laverne Howard Kelley and Scott and Fay Eubanks Swan.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the First United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Jay Emmerson and Phillip Swan officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mickey Smith, Donny Powell, Jon Smith, Jacob Smith, Andy Talbot and Dale White.
Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation, Arkansas Chapter, 220 Mockingbird, Hot Springs, AR 71913. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Bobby Pierce Lowry
Bobby Pierce Lowry, 74, of Crossett died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. Born January 28, 1938, in Johnsville, a son of the late Morris Baskin Lowry and Fetnah Marie Ferrell Lowry, he was a retired power house mechanic for Georgia Pacific, a member of Pleasant Lane Baptist Church and an Army National Guard veteran.
Survivors are his wife, Joyce Harville Lowry, who he married May 15, 1964; two sons, Ronnie P. Lowry of Crossett and Jason Lowry of Salt Lake City, UT; and three grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lamar, Beacher and Loyd Lowry.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Palestine United Methodist Church in Johnsville with Revs. Wayman Mann and Eugene Howie officiating. Burial was in the Palestine Cemetery by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren. Pallbearers were Mike Shaw, Hughen Watson, Roy Rogers, Kenneth Kelly, Bobby Joe Knight and James Outlaw. Guest book at http://frazerfuneralhome.com.
Norwood "Chink" McDougald, 72, of Fountain Hill died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Fountain Hill and a resident of the Shiloh community outside Fountain Hill all of his life, he graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1957 and served in the Arkansas National Guard. A retired timber contractor and farmer, he helped to establish the Fountain Hill Fire Department and served as chief for several years. He served in the Monticello Pink Tomato Association and was a member of the Crossett Riding Club, the Fountain Prairie Hunting Club and the Shiloh Baptist Church. He loved hunting, reading and southern gospel music.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lynda Wolfe McDougald of Fountain Hill; two daughters, Tammy Woodard of Fountain Hill and Rhonda Higginbotham and husband Chad of Sheridan; a son of their heart, Steven W. Roberts of Crossett; two brothers, Roger and Ronnie McDougald of Fountain Hill; a sister, Gloria Bowden of Hamburg; and three grandchildren, J. C. and Jolee Higginbotham and Matthew Woodard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and Lucille Harville McDougald.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the Shiloh Baptist Church with Revs. Edward Gulledge, Sonny Simpson, John Mark Little, Jimmy Bates and Keith Wesson officiating. Pallbearers are Robert Gifford, Mike Richard, Steve Bolin, Frankie Martin, Tom Wright, Robert Bowden, Mark McDougald and Jason McDougald. Honorary pallbearers are Doug Pearson, Andy Riels, James Allen, Wayne Allen, Phillip Allen, Henry George Daniels, Sonny Jones, Dennis Byrd, Clifton "Tip" Gifford and the members of the Fountain Prairie Hunting Club. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Baptist Church, 716 Ashley Road 81 East, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Lorenzo Rashad Miller
Lorenzo Rashad Miller, 22, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of San Bernardino, CA, and a Hamburg resident for the past 19 years, he was employed at Delta Family Center as a behavioral coach and was a Baptist. A 2009 graduate of Hamburg High School, he was an excellent football player during his high school years and an avid fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Serena Miller Thompson and Michael Thompson of Hamburg; one brother, Rashaud Williams of Hamburg; his fiancé, Kenya Bradford of Little Rock; his maternal grandmother, Gracie Mae Brock of Hamburg; his grandfather, Benjamin Brock of Fountain Hill; and a host of uncles, aunts, family members, and friends. He was proceeded in death by his father, Willie V. Walker.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Christopher Polk, Christopher Robinson, Eugene Wimberly, Marcus Jordan, Jonathan Polk, and Josh Downs. Honorary pallbearers were the Hamburg Class of 2009, and the staff of Delta Family Center. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromfuneralhome.net.
Dovie M. Stanley
Dovie M. Stanley, 79, of Hamburg died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Drew County and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker, a member of the Southside Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking.
She is survived by a son, Mike Stanley and wife Susan of Hamburg; a daughter, Linda Rogers and husband Jamey of Siloam Springs; a stepson, Bill Stanley and wife Peggy of Quinlan, Texas; a brother, Waymon Cox of Monticello; a sister, Peggy Rice and husband Carl of Portland; a sister-in-law, Patricia Cox of Crossett; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Stanley, in 1983; a son, Larry Stanley; her parents, John Wesley and Vera Higgason Cox; and three brothers, Lamar, R.L. and Leroy Cox.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Charles Pullin and Elvin McDill officiating. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Wesley Jeffers, Michael John Stanley, Scott Stubbs, Davie Holland, Brandon Pearson and Murray Jones. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Tracy M. Vail
Tracy M. Vail, 76, of Belton, Missouri, died Friday, April 5, 2012, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Born on September 12, 1935, at Hamburg, the son of Jesse Lee and Anna Lois Roberts Vail, he lived in Hamburg until he joined the Army in 1958. While in the Army he was stationed in Germany, England, Texas and Ohio. In December, 1952, he married W. Maxine Lynn who died on June 29, 1966.
After his Army discharge in September, 1964, he worked as a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways while living in Mission, Kansas, and Lane, Kansas. Tracy married Carolyn Sue Polston on January 28, 1972, in Olathe, Kansas.
In 1973, he purchased the Lane Elevator, operating it until 1975 when he moved to Fountain Hill where he raised livestock and drove a gasoline transport for W.E. Tucker Oil Company of Hamburg. In 1988 they moved to Louisburg, Kansas, and then to Drexel, Missouri in 1990. In 1999 Tracy retired from farming and moved to Belton, Missouri.
Tracy enjoyed traveling the Southern Islands, with Grenada being his favorite spot. He also enjoyed history, reading, and his trips to the vineyards of California. Tracy's military service was an important part of his life.
Survivors included his wife, Carolyn Sue Vail; three daughters, Patti Loveall and husband Al of Shawnee, Kansas, Diana Katzer and husband Fred of Greeley, Kansas, Tammy Rogers and husband Jay of Napa, California; three sons, Harold Vail of Big Springs, Texas, Dwayne Vail and wife Bonnie and Jeff Vail and wife Amanda of Belton; a sister, Thelma White of Spring Hill, Kansas; a brother, Raymond Vail and wife Linda of Arma, Kansas; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tracy M. Vail, Jr., in November, 1990; a grandson, James Vail; a brother, Earl Vail; and two sisters, Sybil Adams and Geneva Page.
Graveside services were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9, at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tracy Vail Memorial Fund. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
Obituaries Published April 18
Paula J. Oliver Bidlake
Paula J. Oliver Bidlake, 61, of Naperville, IL, died on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, IL. A two-time breast cancer survivor, she succumbed to leukemia after a brief illness. Born January 22, 1951, in Dermott to Lindsey L. and the late Dora Ann Moffatt Oliver, she grew up in McGehee with her sister Frankie (Jimmy) Peacock of Huntsville, and brothers Lindy (JoBeth) Oliver of McGehee and Moffat (Sonda) Oliver of Little Rock.
She married Mark F. Bidlake on February 17, 1985, and raised two sons, Chris and Jon Bidlake. They lived in Houston, Cincinnati, Spain, the San Francisco area, and in Naperville since 1997. Paula was an avid reader who enjoyed ancient history and volunteering in the community with Head Start and other programs. After receiving her undergraduate degree in public management and Master of Science in future studies from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, she was active in urban issues in Texas, worked as director of corporate planning for Pate Engineers in Houston, and later as director of marketing for Grant Thornton in Cincinnati, OH, and the Sikich Group in Aurora, IL.
A memorial visitation was held Friday, April 13, at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home in Naperville in honor of her life and in appreciation for her care givers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Edward Cancer Center (for Paula Bidlake), 801 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540. Online guest book at www.friedrich-jones.com.
Edward Lee Golden
Edward Lee "Lesy" Golden, 70, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at his second home in Rayville, LA. He had lived for 20 years in New Orleans, LA, was a retired electrician, a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Rayville, and a former member of First Baptist Church in Crossett. Mr. Golden was an United States Air Force veteran, an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing and was a big fan of NASCAR racing.
He is survived by his wife of 2 1/2 years, Jerry Boone-Golden; one son, Edward Golden, Jr., and wife Tina of Crossett; one daughter, Rebecca "Becky" and husband Dale Densmore of Cabot; two brothers, Johnny Golden and wife Bobbie of Crossett and Jimmy Golden and wife Judy of Houston, TX; and five grandchildren, Mark Wallace, Ricky Densmore, Ron Burchell, Landon, and Chase Golden. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Kathy Dasch-Golden; his parents, Clyde and Malvia Woods-Golden; and one sister, Clydean Carden.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Brent Stokes, Tommy Hooks, Shawn Densmore, Kenny Shanks, Tristan Shanks, and David Stephenson. Honorary pallbearer was Dee Smith. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207 or the American Lung Association, 217 W. Second St., Ste. 105, Little Rock, AR 72201. Burial was in Snyder Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Dora Mae Kellum
Dora Mae Gardner Kellum, 83, of Star City died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Jersey, a resident of Star City for the past three years and a former resident of Crossett, she was a Baptist and a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, Tommy Kinard of Warren and David Kinard and wife Rose of Crossett; three daughters, Jeannie Davis of Hamburg, Johnie Fay Adcock and husband Tony of Crossett and Patricia Outlaw and husband David of Sumpter; a sister, Christine Hopper of Dallas, Texas; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a special friend, J.D. Murray of Star City.
She was preceded in death by a son, Mece Stanford; her parents, Dillard and Jewell Wolfe Gardner; four brothers, Troy, Monroe, Joe and A.G. Gardner; and a sister, Ruby Outlaw.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Egypt Cemetery with Rev. Randy Rutledge officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Evans, David Kinard, Matt Outlaw, Steve Outlaw, Jay Adcock and Kenneth Stanford. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Amelia Fay Sheiron McCone
Amelia Fay Sheiron McCone, 71, of Hamburg died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she graduated from Hamburg High School in 1958. She owned and operated McCone's Flower and Gift Shop for many years before retiring to spend time with family and friends and was a member of Gardner Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Wade McCone and wife Alicia of Addison, Texas, and Mike McCone of Hamburg; two sisters, Ann Allison of Hamburg and Kathryn Sheiron of Fort Smith; three grandchildren, Meghan Fiero and husband Jeff of Houston, Texas, Roman McCone of Brinkley and Haley McCone of Alexandria, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, William R. McCone, in 2003; her parents, Lovell and Nell Chatham Sheiron; and a sister, Martha Sheiron.
Grave-side services were at 10 a.m., Friday, April 13, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Jim Taylor officiating. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Cemetery Association, c/o Nancy Spivey, 137 Ashley 26 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Richard Lee Smith
Richard Lee Smith, 51, of Riverdale, GA, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Southern Regional Hospital in Riverdale. A native of Wilmot, he was a Riverdale resident for the past 15 years, a diesel mechanic for Volvo GMC Truck of Atlanta and former diesel mechanic for the Hamburg School District, and a member of Second Baptist Church in Wilmot. He loved riding horses and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Barbara Smith, two daughters, Shaconda Smith of Jonesboro, GA, and Courtney Smith of Riverdale; three brothers, Theotis Smith and wife Mary and Rev. Archie Smith and wife Rose of Wilmot and Hubert Smith of Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Mamie Porter and husband Robert and Frances Moore and husband Earl of Kansas City, MO; two grandchildren, Demario Antwon Zachary and Londyn Neria Michelle Jones; and a host of other family, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lakenya Smith; his parents, Willie D. and Frances Smith; and one brother, Roosevelt Smith.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Pastor James Crockett officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Kitchen, Dewayne Watt, Kenny Lewis, Harry Cole, Kenneth Evans and Jimmy Thornton. Honorary pallbearers were Wilbert Brown, Earl Moore, Hubert Smith, Dewayne Orange, Moses Wilson and Leotis Penn. Burial was in the Second Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Obituaries Published April 25
Raymond Keith Bolin
Raymond Keith Bolin, 45, of Monroe, LA, formerly of Crossett, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Born on January 10, 1967, in Crossett to Joe Raymond Bolin and Barbara Jean Curtis Sawyer, he was a nurse and of the Assembly of God belief.
Survivors include his parents, Joe Raymond Bolin and wife Zoe of Dermott and Barbara Sawyer and husband Ronnie of Strong; a grandmother, Ruby Curtis of Crossett; and a sister, Cindy Clark and husband Craig of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Riley and Doris Bolin and Wesley Curtis.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bro. Bobby Hartsfield officiating. Pallbearers were Craig Clark, Teddy Thurman, Gary Hartsfield, James Bolin, Robert Bolin, Kelley McArthur and Phillip Hartsfield. Carl Greene was an honorary pallbearer. Burial followed at the Ebenezer Cemetery in Strong under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Willie Frank Bond
Willie Frank Bond, 76, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on September 22, 1935, in Vaiden, MS to Willie Stephen and Mary Elizabeth Strahan Bond, he was an U. S. Navy veteran and an electrician for Georgia Pacific's plywood division. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and was a member of First Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Phillips Bond of Crossett; one daughter, Jan Newberry of Crossett; one son, Terry Wayne Bond of Lake Village; one brother, Bobby Bond of Warren; two sisters, Mary Francis Reeves of Summerville, SC, and Peggy Fontenot of Collinston, LA; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Mac Reeves.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 21, at the First Church of God with Bro. Roy Pepmiller officiating. Pallbearers were Steve Pennington, James Pennington, Jeff Pennington, Tommy Pennington, Fred Tutt and Tony Ferrell. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Key, John Kelley, Troy Farmer and Dr. Robert Garcia.
Burial followed at the Zion Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to First Church of God, 1501 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or a charity of choice. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Sanjuana Mondragon, 56, of Snyder died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Mexico and a resident of Snyder for the past 19 years, she was a homemaker and had worked at the Portland Elementary School for seven years. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Hamburg.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Daniel Mondragon, Sr.; three sons, Daniel Mondragon, Jr., Jose Mondragon and Fermin Mondragon of Snyder; three daughters, Abigail Magana of Star City and Bertha Mondragon and Gia Mondragon of Hamburg; her mother, Luzia Mondragon; two brothers, Audwardo Ceja and Mariano Ceja; two sisters, Anita Ceja and Consuelo Ceja, all of Mexico; and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Octavio Mondragon, in 2009; her father, Cruz Juarez; four brothers and one sister.
Rosary service was at 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Rajasekhar Chappidi as celebrant. Burial will be at a later date in Mexico. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Jim Douglas Morgan, Sr.
Jim Douglas Morgan, Sr., 85, of Lake Village died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Lake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center. Born March 2, 1927, in Thomaston, Alabama, the son of the late Marion C. Morgan and Mary Lou Green Morgan, he was an U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II and a retired LP Gas truck driver.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lona Hallman Morgan of Lake Village; two sons, Gary Morgan and wife Kris of Portland and Jim Morgan, Jr., of Imperial, Texas; a daughter, Gail Morgan Borden of Monroe, LA; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, Lillian Fields; four brothers, Will Morgan and wife Colleen of Greenbrier, Ike Morgan of Little Rock, Jud Morgan and wife Dalta of Mayflower and Morris Morgan and wife Jenitta of Bryant; and multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Mike Morgan, John Morgan, Matt Morgan and Joe Morgan; and two sisters, Sarah Allgood and Rena Morgan.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Bishop Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial was to follow in Lake Village Cemetery. Guest book at www.bishop-funeralhome.com.
Jacob Skylor Stockstill
Jacob Skylor Stockstill, 17, of Crossett died on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Born on August 23, 1994, in Lake Village to Jeff Turner and Kayla Stockstill Lineberger, he attended Trinity Christian School and Trinity Free Will Baptist Church and had just received his general education diploma from UAM College of Technology in Crossett.
Survivors include his mother; Kayla Stockstill Lineberger of Crossett; his father, Jeff Turner of Farmerville, LA; his grandparents, Junior Stockstill of Crossett and Rhonda Bennett of West Monroe, LA; one brother, Branson Stockstill of Crossett; and an uncle, Jeff Stockstill and wife Crystal of West Monroe.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were Kevin Outlaw, Blake Kubiak, Jacob Meeks, Brody Bullock, Adam Brewer and Stetson Stevens. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Thigleth, Taylor Watkins and Hayden Shaw.
Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett
Memorials may be made to the Jacob Stockstill Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank, 218 Main Street, Crossett, Arkansas 71635. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Billy J. Wheat
Billy J. Wheat, 80, of Monticello died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Monticello for the past five years and a former resident of Hamburg, he was a veteran of the United States Navy and the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict and receiving a Purple Heart, and he served during the Vietnam Era and received several other military awards.
He is survived by a daughter, Kelly Birky of Springdale; and a grandson, Morgan Birky of Pensacola, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hunter P. and Elsie Slocum Wheat; a brother, Jack Wheat; and a sister, Dorothy Holland.
There was a private burial in the Promise Land Cemetery. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.