Wanda Hicks Barker
Wanda Hicks Barker, 80, of Hamburg died Friday, April 27, 2012, at her residence. A native of Kennett, Missouri, a resident of Hamburg since 1996 and a former resident of Fairview Heights, Illinois, she was a retired nurse's aide, a member of the Assemblies of God and an avid reader.
She is survived by two sons, Gary Barker of Collinsville, IL, and Steve Barker of St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Kathy Norrell; a brother, Don Hicks and wife Anita, all of Hamburg; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley S. Barker, in 2003; two daughters, Rhonda Sawyer and Cloressa Ann Hartley; a son, Charley G. Barker; a grandson, a granddaughter, two great-granddaughters; her parents, William and Oma Bennett Hicks; three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Graveside services are 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway. Pallbearers will be her nephews and grandsons. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Audrey Marie Lynn
Audrey Marie Lynn, 92, of Portland died Monday, April 30, 2012, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of England, Ark., and a resident of Portland for the past 74 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Assembly of God.
She is survived by a son, David Lynn of Portland; a daughter, Martha Fitts and husband Jimmy of Lake Village; two sisters, Mary Breedlove of Sheridan and Gertrude Haley of El Dorado; two granddaughters, Haley Vincent and husband Andrew and Leslie Marie Lynn of Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Calvin Lynn; her parents, W. D. and Rosie Palmer Herron; and four brothers.
Grave-side will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, in the Montrose Cemetery with Rev. Cecil Harvey officiating. Memorials may be made to the Montrose Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Angie Lynn, 329 Lynn Road, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday at the cemetery.
Mary Lou Poteete Martin
Mary Lou Poteete Martin of Warren died on Monday, April 23, 2012. Mrs. Martin and her husband, Curry Martin, Jr., directed the vocal and instrumental music programs of the Warren schools for almost thirty years. In addition, she served as the organist for the First United Methodist Church of Warren for over twenty years.
Mary Lou Poteete attended Arkansas State Teachers College (now called UCA) in Conway where she met her future husband. They played together in a college dance band, the Top Hatters. During her nearly three decade teaching career, Mrs. Martin led the Warren choirs to numerous awards and honors, directing the madrigal, girls ensemble and mixed chorus. A member of the Arkansas Choral Directors' Association, Mrs. Martin also coached the majorettes, designing and perfecting their routines. She also taught private piano lessons for many years, and she was in demand for her sewing, monogramming, and alterations work. Mrs. Martin filled her retirement years with quilting and tending her garlic and dill plants.
She is survived by three children, Marty Martin and wife Kari of Hamburg, Shelley Martin of Hot Springs, and Lucinda Hemmick and husband Tom of Cutchogue, Long Island, New York; four grandchildren, Jeff Martin and Tarah Martin Selby of Hamburg, Joshua Martin of Hot Springs and Nicholas Hemmick of Tampa, Florida; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruby Poteete of Perryville; a brother, Robert, of Chicago, Illinois; and her husband.
A private grave-side service was held with a 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, memorial service and reception at the First United Methodist Church. Memorials preferred to The Martin Scholarship Fund, c/o Daniel Williams, Warren High School, Box 1210, Warren, Arkansas 71671. Arraignments were by Frazer's Funeral Home. Guest book at www.frazerfuneralhome.com.
Lyndsay Elizabeth Meyer
Lyndsay Elizabeth Barnett Meyer, 31, of Edmond, OK, who was born on January 3, 1981, in Little Rock to Willard F. and Marsha Smith Barnett, died on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Edmond. She graduated in 1999 from Edmond Santa Fe High School before earning a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She lived in Norman where she met her husband, David Meyer. Lyndsay had broad interests. She worked as an administrative assistant at Global Software Corporation in Edmond, a teacher at Erna Krouch Pre-School in Oklahoma City, and a campaign coordinator at OPUBCO in Oklahoma City.
She is survived by her husband, David; a daughter, Isabella Malin Meyer; her parents, Willard and Marsha Barnett; and her grandmothers, Lois Barnett of Hamburg and Marguerite Smith of Little Rock.
Lyndsay was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Willard Barnett, Sr., and Bruce Smith. A memorial service was held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. with arrangements by Smith and Kernke Funeral Home. Guest book at http://www.smithand kernke.com.
Kevin A. Miller
Kevin A. Miller, 51, of Crossett died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, he worked for the City of Crossett for 16 years. He was a coin collector and an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Montgomery Miller of Crossett; a son, Kevin V. Miller and wife Candice of Crossett; a daughter, Meagan Miller of Portland; two step-daughters, Danielle Newman and Tiffany Miller of Crossett; his mother, Freda Norrell Johnson of Hamburg; a brother, James Miller; two sisters, Joann Christy and Martha Jean Herrington, all of Crossett; nine grandchildren, Ethan, Jorden, Chris, Jessica, Corey, Nikki, Andrew, Christina and Alyssa and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Miller; a brother, David Miller; his step-father, Ernest Johnson; and his grandparents, Oscar and Eunice Norrell and Edward and Laura Dell Miller.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Arnold Sheets officiating. Burial was in the Carlock Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carlton Maxwell, Jr., Stephen Miller, Michael Miller, Mark Newman, Mike Herrington and Tim Smith. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Beverly Ann Rowe Perry
Beverly Ann Rowe Perry, 69, of Crossett died Monday, April 23, 2012. Born on May 31, 1942, in Crossett to the late L. V. and Bennye Moore Rowe, Beverly was a care giver and a member of North Crossett First Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Brian Jay Russell and wife Christie and Jeff Russell and wife Linda of Crossett and Tony Russell and wife Lisa of Gurdon; one daughter, Debbie Smith and husband Randy of Crossett; two brothers, Eddie Rowe of Crossett and David Rowe of Monticello; one sister, Karen Akin of Crossett; ten grandchildren, Tara Womble, Blake Smith, Coty Russell, Chad Smith, Heath Russell, Chance Russell, Haley Russell, Seth Russell, Jeremy Russell and Jalyn White; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 26, at the North Crossett First Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Jason Bates, Kevin McDaniel and Ricky Pack officiating. Pallbearers were Blake Smith, Coty Russell, Chad Smith, Heath Russell, Chance Russell, Seth Russell and Jeremy Russell.
Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Nell Byrd Ralph
Nell Byrd Ralph, 85, of Parkdale died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at The Pillars assisted living facility in Crossett. A native of Alexandria, LA, she grew up in Jerome and was a resident of Parkdale for 60 years and a member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church and a housewife.
She is survived by a son, Harrison Ralph and wife Beverly of Crossett; a daughter, Nancy Ralph of Brewster, New York; and a brother, Lamar Byrd of San Diego, California. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Ralph, in 2002; her mother, Hazel Outlaw Byrd; and a sister, Delle Byrd White.
Grave-side services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, in the Parkdale Cemetery with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Pallbearers are Glen Barnett, Joe Garner, Daniel Smith, James Crossley, John Buatt and Jerry Ford. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Cemetery Association, c/o Glenda Wells, P. O. Box 104, Parkdale, AR 71661 or to the Methodist Children's Home, P. O. Box 56050, Little Rock, AR 72215. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Obituaries Published May 9
McCoy Carter, 70, of Crossett died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his residence. Born on May 24, 1941, in Milo to Watson McCoy, Sr., and Dorothy Nell Smith Carter, he was a self-employed carpenter, enjoyed hunting and attended the Meridian Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Carter of Crossett; three sons, Tommy Carter and Randall Carter of Bastrop, LA, and Randy Smith and wife Debbie of Crossett; one daughter, Liz Mathews and husband Henry of Crossett; one daughter-in-law, Sylvia Carter of Bastrop; two brothers, Jimmy Carter and wife Jerri of Crossett and Kenneth Carter of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Doris Arnold and husband Lee of Pine Bluff and Ann Courson and husband Bill of Crossett; eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Warren McCoy Carter; and a brother, Billy Carter.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, at Meridian Baptist Church with Bro. Kevin McDaniel officiating. Pallbearers were Brandon Carter, Zachery Carter, Tyler Carter, Carl Mathews, Blake Smith and Jason Pickett. Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Brown, Greg Donald, Bill McLeod and Allen Jackson. Burial followed at the Carter Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Havard Edwards, 69, of Chidester died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. A native of Wilmot, he was a resident of Chidester for over 36 years, a retired teacher for the Camden School District, and a member of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Camden. He was a Vietnam era veteran of the U. S. Army and received the Vietnam Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal and was an expert rifleman. He received a BS degree in elementary education from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and a master's degree in reading from Kansas State University. In his church, he served in the steward and usher ministry, and was in the Sons of Allen. He was affiliated with the NEA and Arkansas Teachers Association and served as a councilman for the City of Chidester.
He is survived by one son, Ian Edwards of Newport; four brothers, John H. Walker of Wilmot, Donnie Edwards and wife Rosetta of Chicago, IL, Edward Smith and wife Rosella of Mineral Springs and Kenneth Carr and wife Joyce of Conyers, GA; four sisters, Hazel Edwards, Mary Butler and husband Samuel, Joyce Block and husband Michael and Tinnie Gaston, all of Wilmot; a special friend, Addie Edwards of Camden; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mansfield "Button" and Rosia Elizabeth Yarby Edwards; two brothers, Thomas Calvin and Charles Walker; and two sisters, Ruby Shelton and Dorothy King.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, 241 Center St., Camden, with Rev. Napoleon Davis officiating. Visitation is Friday, May 11, from 6-7 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Andre Toney, Jason Purifoy, Rufus Gulley, Fred Lilly, Jimmy Gulley, and John Guess. Honorary pallbearers are faculty and staff of Camden Fairview Middle school and the city councilmen of Chidester. Burial will be in the Jim Smith Cemetery in Wilmot. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
James Ronald Estelle
James Ronald Estelle, 65, of Lake Village died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. Born July 26, 1946, in Crossett, the son of the late Dewey Estelle and Velma Smith Estelle, he was a heavy equipment operator and later was supervisor of the Chicot County Road Department until retiring in 2008. He enjoyed wood working and making prayer boxes to give to friends and family. He was a member of Bayou Mason Baptist Church where he was men's Sunday School teacher for many years and was an U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors are his wife, Dianne Kennedy Estelle of Lake Village; two daughters, Patrease Russell of Seattle, Washington, and Judy Patterson of Bremerton, Washington; one brother, Billy Carl Estelle of Crossett; one sister, Pat Estelle of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a special nephew, Donnie Goodwin of Lake Village.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Verna Goodwin, Norma Goodwin, Faye Sparks and Bobby Howell.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at Bishop Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Bros. Ken Johnson and Bill Goode officiating. Burial followed in the Crossroads Cemetery near Crossett.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines St., Monticello, AR 71655.
Herrod Lamar Jennings
Herrod Lamar "Sip" Jennings, 73, of Crossett died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Drew Memorial Hospital. Born on October 13, 1938, to Darling Houston and Josie Spivey Jennings, Mr. Jennings was a retired pipefitter for Georgia Pacific and enjoyed gardening and crafts and loved nature.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Jennings of Crossett; three sons, Herman Jennings of Crossett, Shannon Jennings of Grady and Jeremiah Jennings of Cleveland, MS; three brothers, Lindeen Jennings of Yazoo City, MS, Gerald Jennings of Utica, MS, and Dusty Jennings and wife Darlene of Raymond, MS; five sisters, Darlene Emerson, Marlene Adamson of North Carolina, Violet Hardison and husband Bob of Sebree, KY, Deborah Sanders and husband Robert of Meridian, MS, and Melba McIlwain of Biloxi, MS; ten grandchildren, April Jones, Arron Jennings, Natasha Kappus, Destiny Kelley, Crystal Burgess, Caitlyn Jennings, Alexis Jennings, Jesse Jennings, Elizabeth Jennings and Alexandra Jennings; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at Jones Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Bob Hardison officiating. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P. O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Roderick O'Neal Jones
Roderick "Rod" O'Neal Jones, 31, of Crossett died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, the night manager at McDonald's, and an employee of the Tobacco Store in Crossett.
Survivors include two sons, Collin Jones and Kayden Carter of Evanston, IL; his father, Michael Ray Jones; his mother, Sandra Elizabeth Tolefree, and stepfather Leslie Tolefree of Crossett; one sister, Jasmine Jones of Crossett; his maternal grandmother, Gracie Clark of Oakland, CA; his paternal grandmother, Alice Jones of Crossett; and a host of other family member and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Marshall Jones and William "Manboy" Rogers. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Davis Memorial C.O.G.I.C. with Minister Hubert Ridgell and Bishop Joe Mason officiating.
Active pallbearers were Eric Ridgell, Derrick Haynes, Ulisha Haynes, Jr., J. T. Wright, Marcus Williams and Lanard Woods. Honorary pallbearers are the Crossett Class of 1999, employees of Crossett McDonald's and the Tobacco Store in Crossett. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
Gertrude Rice Moyers
Gertrude "Trudy" Rice Moyers, 74, of Snyder died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas. Born in Portland, on December 15, 1937, she was a successful businesswoman and for many years owned and operated Beaten Path Antiques in Pineville, LA.
She was certified as an assisted living administrator and became the administrator for Dumas Residential Care. She always had lovely flowers and a garden that she shared with others and enjoyed entertaining and feeding people.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Moyers Howard and husband Bill and Judy Ann Moyers of Canton, MS; a sister, Evelyn "Sis" Parks and husband Jim of Winthrop; a sister-in-law; Beatrice Rice of Montrose; three grandchildren, John Wesley Griffin Howard, II, Ann Skidmore Howard and Ashley Elizabeth Howard of Canton; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ashley P. "Bud" Moyers; her parents, Harvey and Lillie Alexander Rice; three brothers, Kenneth Rice, J.D. Rice and Harvey Rice, Jr.; and a sister, Christine Rice.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, May 7, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with James Berry and John Wesley Griffin Howard, II, officiating.
Grave-side services were planned for11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the Mound Bluff Cemetery in Flora, MS, with Rev. Scott Carter officiating.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to the Flora United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 289, Flora, MS 39071.
Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Kennedy Russell, 51, of Crossett died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.
He is survived by two sons, Gregory Russell and Kennedy Russell, Jr.; his mother, Judy Nelson all of Kansas City; three sisters, Katherine Webb and husband Leonard, Ella Williams and husband Austin and Nancy Pitts and husband Lorenzo of Crossett; a special friend, Sheila Woods; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Lewis; a sister, Beulah Harris; and a brother, Arthelo Russell.
Grave-side funeral services are at 11 a.m., Friday, May 11, at the Westview Cemetery with Dr. Mary Arnold officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be at 10:45 a.m. Friday at the cemetery.
Evelyn White Smith
Evelyn White Smith, 94, of Hamburg died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Newton County Nursing Home in Jasper. A a native of Rawls Junction and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life, she graduated in 1968 from the Texas Women's University with a master's degree in library science. She taught in Moro, Lake Village and Hamburg until retiring in 1982 as a high school librarian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg. She loved her home, and garden and loved traveling with her sister, Hazel, after retirement,
She is survived by a daughter, Camille Carpenter and husband, Jack, Jr., of Compton; a son, Johnny Smith and wife Belle, of Moselle, MS; three grandsons, Jackson Carpenter, III, and wife Teresa, John F. Smith and wife Tara, and William Smith; and three great-grandsons, Jack Henry Carpenter and Wyatt and Maddox Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Douglas Smith, in 1954; a daughter, Mary Karen Smith, in 1976; her parents, Dr. Emery Owen and Minnie Rawls White; and two sisters, Helen White and Hazel White Fitzgerald.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy D. Wallace and Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial was to follow at the the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Jackson Carpenter, John Smith, William Smith, Butch Lochala, Drew Carpenter and Todd Callaway.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hamburg, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Martin Lloyd Washburn
Martin Lloyd Washburn, 58, of Crossett, who was born May 11, 1953, in Brockton, MA, to Richard and Mary Washburn, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
Survivors include his wife, Tracey Washburn; two sisters, Gail Gammel and husband Jack and Mary Theresa Jeffers and husband J. L.; four brothers, Russell Washburn and wife Rose, Michael Washburn and wife Lynn, Robert Washburn and wife Becky, and Ronald Washburn; his step-mother, Jean Washburn; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Eugene Washburn.
No funeral service was planned. Arrangements were by Arkansas Funeral Care of Jacksonville. Guest book at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.
Obituaries Published May 16
Ernestine Arrington, 74, of Hamburg died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation. She was a life-long resident of Hamburg, a retired CNA, a Baptist and enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower garden, fishing, and learning how to operate computers.
She is survived by one son, Johnny Ray Bennett of Hamburg, two step-sons, Ricky Arrington and wife Debra of Little Rock and Curtis Arrington of Dallas, TX; three daughters, Florine Jasper of Hamburg, Teresa Brown, husband Charles of Gary, IN, and Karen Arrington of Pine Bluff; two step-daughters, Nadine Parker of Hamburg and Ruby Edward-Brown of Lake Village; one sister, Helen Tucker of Crossett; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Arrington; her parents, Luchen and Mary Williams Taylor; and her adopted parents who raised her, Sam and Fannie Bennett.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. James Green officiating. Pallbearers were Tyrone Bennett, Ray Charles Tucker, Curtis Tolliver, Jr., Arnold Parks, Marvin Hart, and Ricky Arrington. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
William Charles Baxley
William Charles Baxley, 87, of Crossett died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was born July 30, 1924, to the late Dewey M. and Sybil Brown Baxley in England, Ark., he and his wife Jane owned and operated Hanna Furniture Company in Crossett for 27 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, on the board of deacons, and as a member of the counting crew. An Air Force veteran of World War II, he served 15 years on the Crossett School Board, as vice president and member of the Crossett Chamber of Commerce, as board member of the Crossett Rotary Club, where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow, as past president of the Arkansas Furniture Association and as a member of the board of directors for First State Bank. He was a former Golden Gloves boxer and an avid softball player and bowler. He loved to crappie fish all over Southeast Arkansas and was a dedicated fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jane Lawrence Baxley of Crossett; two daughters, Linda Baxley Landers and husband Steve of Marion and Beth Baxley Parker and husband Keith of Crossett; two sisters, Carol Clem and husband Hollis of Little Rock and Loeda Ahlberg and husband Bart of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, David Landers and wife Lauren of Searcy, Leslie Landers Letsch and husband Michael of Maumelle and David Parker and wife Julie of Crossett; and three great-grandchildren, Emma, Reece, and Bree Parker of Crossett.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at First Baptist Church of Crossett with Revs. Jamie Staley and Bob Whitely officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Glen H. Carpenter
Glen H. Carpenter, 76, of Monticello died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born December 28, 1935, in Drew County, he was a self employed business owner, cattle farmer, worked for AIF Food Distribution Company of Pine Bluff, served in the National Guard and was a Baptist. He grew in Hamburg and graduated from Hamburg High School in the class of 1954.
Survivors include one son, Lee Carpenter of Crossett; three daughters, Lachelle Boone and husband Bobby, Stacy Scott and Amy Johnston and husband Brad, all of Monticello; two sisters, Inita Nowlin of Ft. Worth, TX, and Mattie Beth Greening of Longview, TX; nine grandchildren, Randall Carpenter, Jr., Steve Harper, Amber Carpenter, Heath Carpenter, Brittany Boone, Lara Boone, Dustin Scott, Chaney Scott and Braden Johnston; and four great-grandchildren, Alayna Boone, Preslee Sturdivant, Greyson Sturdivant and Conley Sturdivant. He was the son of the late Staley Carpenter and Lillie Lloyd Carpenter and was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Bateman Carpenter; one son, Randall Carpenter; two brothers, Kermit Carpenter and Ralph "Sporty" Lloyd Carpenter; and one sister, Lucille Carpenter.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with Revs. Jerry Carter and Reuel Cruce officiating. Pallbearers were W. J. McKiever, James Sparkman, Billy Morris, John Witherington, David Carpenter and Micha Lane. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons Dustin Scott, Heath Carpenter, Steve Harper, Randall Carpenter, Jr., and Braden Johnston. Burial followed at the Glen H. Carpenter Family Cemetery, Midway Route, Monticello. Guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.
Jeff Carr, 45, of Crossett died Saturday, May 12, 2012. as the result of an automobile accident in Morehouse Parish, LA. A native of Hamburg, a resident of Crossett for the past year and a former resident of Nashville, TN, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1984. He was a financial advisor for the Retirement Plan Company for the past 12 years and a member of the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church. He liked music, singing, playing the guitar and was an accomplished ventriloquist. He worked in radio as a DJ in Crossett, Monticello, Bastrop, LA, and Dermott for several years.
He is survived by his parents, Paul and Lillie Smith Carr of Hamburg; two brothers, Billy Watkins of Crossett and Gary Wayne Doss and wife Pam of Prairie Grove; two sisters, Audrey Jean Davis and husband Henry of Bastrop and Melissa Stanley and husband Mark of Hamburg; two half brothers, William Givens of Bastrop and Steven Givens of West Monroe, LA, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Byard and Lula Smith and B. K. and Agnes Carr.
Funeral services are at10 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Arnold Sheets and Keith Boseman officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers are Lane Culp, Jason Culp, Chris Watkins, Taylor Watkins, Dr. Carl Johnston and Randy Gifford. Honorary pallbearers are Royce Culp and Mark Morris. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Christian Academy, 803 Ashley 95 Road, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
John Pickard Ellington
John Pickard Ellington, 74, of Dermott died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the UAMS Hospital in Little Rock. Born on December 21, 1937, in Lake Village to the late John Ernest Ellington and Pearl Hart Dungan Ellington, he was a retired teacher, lifelong farmer, levee surveyor and attended the Dermott Baptist Church. Mr. Ellington attended Arkansas A&M College (now UAM) for two years before earning his BSE and his master's degree from Arkansas State University. His first teaching job was at Wilson where he taught for one year. He then taught five years at Dickinson, TX, before coming back to Portland as a math teacher and counselor. He was also a member of the Dermott School Board for many years.
Mr. Ellington was a 2010 inductee into the UAM Sports Hall of Fame as he was on the first UAM basketball team to win an AIC conference championship. One of his greatest interests was working with the Jerome Historical Preservation Committee and the Japanese Relocation Interment Camps. He spent a lot of time staying in touch with various individuals that wanted to come back and tour these camps.
Other than being very involved with various farming groups dealing with rice and soybeans, he loved cooking for himself and others and loved to travel, especially to Australia. He was an avid hunter in his younger years and was a very gifted mathematician.
Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Linda Jackson Ellington of Dermott; two sons, David "Rafe" Ellington and wife Shannon of Pine Bluff and Kim R. Ellington and wife Sharon of Jerome; his brother, James M. Ellington of McGehee; his sister, Martha Ann Offutt of Jerome; four grandchildren, Christopher Ellington, Ashley Ellington Lovette, Emily Ellington and Amanda Ellington; and two great grandchildren, Samuel and Hunter Lovette.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 15, in the Stephenson-Dearman chapel in Monticello. Burial followed at the Dermott Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall St. Slot 661, Little Rock, AR 72202. Guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.
Kathleen Pierce Johnson
Kathleen Pierce Johnson, 96, of Crossett died Sunday, May 6, 2012. Born to Leo and Mose Pierce on May 15, 1915, she grew up in Crossett Camp and lived in Crossett until 2004 when she moved to Searcy to live with her daughter, Sara Richardson. Kathleen attended the Crossett School of Nursing at the Crossett Hospital but was a homemaker.
On December 23, 1936, she married Robert Wesley Johnson. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed working in the church, her family and traveling. After Robert retired, they traveled throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe.
In addition to traveling, Kathleen's hobby was genealogy. She traced her family history to Charlemagne and her research led her to become a charter member of the Colonial Dames, XVII Century, DeSoto Chapter, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, the Magna Charter Dames and a life member of the Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. She happily assisted others in tracing their family heritage.
She is survived by four children, Carolyn Adams of Antioch, IL, Millicent Petrie of Bartlesville, OK, James "Buddy" Johnson of Memphis, TN, and Sara Richardson of Searcy; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband in 2000, her son, Robert Wayne; her grandson, Robert Wayne, Jr.; her sister, Helen Meeks; and her brother, John Pierce.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Burial followed at the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Zeonia Haynes Wall
Zeonia Haynes Wall, 94, of Crossett died Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Born on January 2, 1918, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Crossett, an avid gardener, quilter and reader. She and her late husband lived in Athens, TN, while he worked with the Bowater Paper Company, and after his retirement, they returned to their home in Crossett.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Crisp and son-in-law John of Birmingham, AL; her son, William Gregory Wall and daughter-in-law Linda of Pensacola, FL; her granddaughter, Michelle Crisp of Hopkins, SC, a sister-in-law, Frankie Lou Haynes of Crossett; two brothers-in-law, Roy Wall and wife Betty of Ruston, LA and Bill Wall and wife Pat of Aurora, CO; her god-great-granddaughter, Michele Graham and her god-great-great-grandchildren, Cheyanne and Carson Reddish of Goose Creek, SC; great-granddaughters, Melissa and husband Rob Kizer of Houston, TX, and Jessica Alderman of Pensacola, FL; and several great-great-granddaughters; numerous nieces, nephews and, cousins and an extended family member, Suzanne Lattimore of Nashville, TN.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James Marion Wall, Jr.; her son, James Marion Wall, III; her parents, William Smith Haynes and Abbie Lee; her brothers, Harvey, Howard, Henderson, Wiley, Jack, R.W., and Oliver Haynes, and a sister, Lelia Haynes Fleming.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Burial followed at the Carter Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Esther Janelle Ward
Esther Janelle Lisemby Ward, 70, of New Edinburg died Saturday, May 12, 2012. Born August 2, 1941, in New Edinburg, a daughter of the late James Ross Lisemby and Ophie Pet Williams Lisemby, Mrs. Ward was a 1959 graduate of New Edinburg High School, where she was an honor student. She was a retired caregiver and homemaker and member of Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as the church pianist, was a member of Just Us Girls Outreach Ministry and the lunch bunch.
Survivors are her husband, Franklin Cecil Ward of New Edinburg, whom she married on December 24, 1960; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Alice Ward of Lonoke, Larry and Margaret Ward of Kingsland and Stephen and Beverly Ward of Paragould; one brother, Elton Lisemby of New Edinburg; three sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Taylor, Sarah and Sonny Rowland of Kingsland, Patsy Lisemby of New Edinburg who was also her caregiver; ten grandchildren, Daniel Ward of Cave City, Ashley Ward, Brittany Ward, Levi Ward and Jackson Ward of Lonoke, Colby Ward of Crossett, Dakota Martin of Hamburg, Tristian Ward and Nick Ward of Kingsland and Rena Michelle Ward of Paragould; and one great-grandson, Hayden Ward of Crossett. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Dwight Lisemby and James Travis Lisemby; and a sister, Maxine Lisemby Ivy Scott.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Rick Bolin, Mike Taylor and Tim Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Crossroads Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, at Buie Funeral Home in Rison. Pallbearers are Scott Lisemby, Colby Ward, Terry Rowland, Tristian Ward, Dakota Martin and Glen Brandon. Honorary pallbearers are Nick Ward, Jackson Ward, Levi Ward, Daniel Ward, Hayden Ward and Brian Lisemby.
Memorials may be made to Crossroads Cemetery Association, c/o Carol Lane, 5200 Highway 189 South, Kingsland, Arkansas 71652. Guest book at www.buiefuneralhome.com.
Obituaries Published May 23
Marie Adams, 83, of Hamburg died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Northridge Healthcare Center in North Little Rock. A native of Monticello who had lived in Hamburg for the past 57 years, she was a homemaker, a Baptist and enjoyed cooking, quilting and playing word puzzles.
She is survived by three sons, Curtis Griffin of Oakland, CA, Delton Adams of Little Rock and Michael Adams of Pine Bluff; one daughter, Joyce Ann Miles of Hamburg; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members, loved ones and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Velma "V. D." Adams; her parents, Jordan and Katie Peoples Prosper; four brothers, Harry, Alfred, Alonzo and Elton Prosper; and one sister, Minnie Mae Prosper.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, Epistles of God Church of Deliverance with Pastor Mary Arnold, officiating. Pallbearers are Alfred Robinson, Walter Jenkins, Lonielle Richardson, Dewayne Bowman, Knox Prosper and Morris Richardson. Burial will be at Norris Hill Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Christy Braswell Allen
Christy Braswell Allen, 47, of Crossett died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, LA. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a home health aide and worked for the Ashley County Health Department for 17 years and was a member of The River North Church. She loved taking care of her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Allen of Crossett; two daughters, Amanda Allen Buchler and husband, George and Tricia Lofton and fiancé Dan Wall of Crossett; her father, Casey Braswell of Graham, Texas; a brother, Gene Braswell and wife Julie and a sister, Carol Braswell of Crossett; and five grandchildren, Alexis Oliver, Isabelle Oliver, Mackenzie Jones, Kamryn Lofton and Shelby Buchler.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Martin Braswell; her grandparents, Son and Christine Braswell; an uncle, Stormy Braswell; an aunt, Dixie Coleman; and her mother-in-law, Ollie Belle Allen.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 20, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jerry Grant and Eddie Goodson officiating. Burial was in the Carlock Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Allen, Glen Watt, Len Oliver, Thomas Coleman, Bill Reynolds and David Stephenson. Honorary pallbearers were Dennie Polk, George Buchler and Dan Wall. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Charles Wayne Corder, Sr.
Charles Wayne Corder, Sr., 72, of Shreveport, LA, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012, after a lengthy illness at his home in Shreveport, LA. He was born in Ashley County on May 14, 1940, to Clifford and Carrie Corder.
Survivors include his wife, Jerryl Frazer Corder; a daughter, Lisa White and husband Don; a son Charles Corder, Jr., and wife Carol; five grandchildren, Trevor Hay, Kaleb Hay, Blake Corder, Jacob Corder and Madison Corder and his sister, Sue Russell. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister and a grandson, Parrish Lynn Hay.
A memorial service to honor his life was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at Sardis Baptist Church in Trafalgar with Pastor Sammy Land officiating. Arrangements were by Boone Funeral Home of Bossier City, LA.
The family requests memorials to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Michael Elton, 36, of Crossett died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, he graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1994. A member of the Second Baptist Church, he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Rebekah Anne Pennington Elton; a step-son, Tristan King; a step-daughter, Krystan King, all of Crossett; his parents, Rev. Bill and Carolyn Haynes Elton of Fountain Hill; his sister, Ashley Elton Lay and fiancé Kevin Barfield; and a nephew, Regan Lay of Snyder. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Vesper and Charlotte Haynes and Maurice and Inez Elton.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, in the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Rev. Rick Pyron officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Cessor, Ronnie Day, Caleb Martin, Matt Townley, Tracey Graham, Scott Stephenson, and Alan McCone. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Barfield, Jesse Lochala, Damon Moyers and Brandon Woods. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Rescue Unit, c/o Steven Dumas, 110 Ashley Road 253, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the National Wild Turkey Federation, P. O. Box 520, Edgefield, SC 29824-0530. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Bessie Elizabeth Girtman
Bessie Elizabeth Gilbert Girtman, 84, a resident of Augusta, GA, for the past five and half years, and a former resident of Hamburg, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Augusta. She lived in the old Crossett Camp community. A homemaker, she served as a Sunday School teacher, deaconess, secretary for the mission, and was a faithful member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in the Crossett Camp community until she moved to Augusta where she joined Whole Life Ministry. She enjoyed reading the Bible, listening to gospel music, shopping and eating.
She is survived by three sons, Cornelius Girtman, Jr., of Crossett, Dennis Girtman and wife Carolyn of El Dorado and Donald Girtman of Hamburg; four daughters, Francis Robinson of San Francisco, CA, Julia Merritt of Pine Bluff, Brenda Martin amd husband Ronald of Augusta, and Debra Sodie of Colony, TX, three brothers, Curtis Terry Gilbert and wife Sarah of Arkansas City, Laurel Dean Gilbert of Akron, OH, and Willie "Sonny Man" Shaw and wife Sallie of Carthage; five sisters, Jerlene Griffin and husband Warren of Crossett, Clara Mae Durley of Milwaukee, WI, Linda Mateen of Hollandale Beach, FL, Nancy Gilbert of Cleveland, OH, and Gerry Millings and husband Norman of Coply, OH, ten grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius Girtman, in 1994; her parents, Hunter and Nettie Yarbrough Gilbert; a daughter, Annie Mae Cook; one brother, Hunter Fred Gilbert; and one sister, Tearse Collins.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Mount Zion Baptist Church in the old Crossett Camp community south of Hamburg with Revs. Gregory Taylor and Greg Baker officiating. Pallbearers were James Canady, Bruce Wright, Nathan Girtman, J.P. Wright, Joe Haynes, and Clarence Haynes. Burial was in the Nimmons Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Charlie Immon Kennedy
Charlie Immon Kennedy, 62, of Portland died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Arkansas Hospice Center in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Portland, he was a warehouse supervisor, a member of Green Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church in Portland where he served as superintendent in Sunday School, a steward, a district steward and in the trustee ministry. A 32nd Degree Mason and member of Ziff Lodge 119 in Dermott. He served on the Mainline Health Systems board as president from 1993-2012, a member of Portland City Council, and was a retired volunteer fireman with Portland Fire Department. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, was a member of Claiborne Hunting Club, and loved the Razorbacks.
He is survived by two sons, Steacy Kennedy of Portland and Carlos Washington and wife Candice of Grand Prairie, TX, six daughters, Kenna Kennedy of Portland, Felicia Kennedy of Atlanta, GA, Angela Evans and husband Bobby and Tonya Williams of Bossier City, LA, Charla Gix and husband Roosevelt of Monroe, LA, and Monique Robinson and husband Thesiaus of Manhattan, KS, three brothers, Vernon Kennedy and wife Cora of Chicago, IL, Lorenzo Kennedy of Sherwood and Ronald Kennedy of Chicago; two sisters, Patsy Thompson and husband Ronnie of Sherwood and Lena Kennedy of Lake Village; 16 grandchildren, one god-son, Louis Kennedy (Gaston); two god-grandchildren, Jaylan Holmes of Portland and Daylen Conley of Monticello; and a host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 21 years, Veronica Kennedy, in June, 2009; his parents, Mingo "MK" Kennedy and Beatrice McCoy Kennedy, three brothers, Willie "MK", James and Curtis Kennedy; and one sister, Brenda Kennedy.
Funeral services were at 12 noon Sunday, May 20, at Portland #2 Missionary Baptist Church with Presiding Elder James R. Hooper, Rev. James Andrews, and Rev. Archie Smith officiating. Pallbearers were Matt Webb, Jonathan Webb, Chester Dunn, Charles Byron, David Robinson, and Herman Curtis. Honorary pallbearers were Mainline Health Systems workers and Portland City Council members.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 901 N University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207 or the Portland #2 Cemetery c/o Jessie Daniels, P. O. Box 306, Portland, AR 71663. Burial was in the Portland #2 Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Mattie Pollock Lloyd
Mattie Pollock Lloyd, 76, of Crossett died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 3, 1936, in Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church of Crossett.
Survivors include her two daughters, Betty Morgan and husband Darryl of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Susan Riels and husband Andy of Crossett; a son-in-law, Bob Murphy of Crossett; grandchildren, Bradley Murphy and wife Ragen, Kayla Riels and Drew Riels of Crossett and David Morgan and wife Lacinda of Cape Girardeau; great-grandchildren, Clayton Nelson and Carlena, Anthony, Jaylyn and Sebastian Morgan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Bobby Lloyd, her daughter, Rebecca (Becky) Murphy, her parents, Wylie and Ella Crawley Pollock, two brothers, James and Clayton Pollock; and one sister, Vernell Pollock.
Funeral service were at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery in Drew County with Revs. Roy Grantham and Willie Thornhill officiating. Pallbearers were Drew Riels, Bradley Murphy, David Morgan, Tim Vaden, Rodney Chapman, Joe Eubanks, Burl Toler and Carl Ewell. Arrangements were by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.
Brad Lott, 48, of Crossett, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, he graduated from Crossett High School in 1982 and was a welder and a member of the Grace Fellowship Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Ashley Danyell Hoff of Oak Grove, LA; his mother, Patsy Bussell White of Crossett; his father and step-mother, Ralph and Brenda Lott of Edwards, MS; and a brother, Greg Lott of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruben and Ella Mae Lott and Jim and Beatrice Bussell.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Arnold Sheets officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers are Justin Lochala, Todd Shaw, Joey McLeod, Darren Cason, Boyd Kusturin and Richard Weatherly. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Everett Mac McCollough
Everett Mac McCollough, 65, of Hamburg died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at St. Vincent Health Systems in Little Rock. He was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a former timber worker and a member of Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and watching old western movies.
Survivors include his wife of thirty years, Lillie Jo McCollough; a stepson, Gary Sutton of Hardy; one stepdaughter, Tonia King and husband Dennis of Hamburg; a nephew, Marty Pennington; a niece, Tammy Lennorville; eight step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Opal Ernestine Harrison McCollough, and one sister, Lois McDaniels.
Funeral service is at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Carlton White and Dale Doss officiating. Pallbearers are Johnny King, Joe King, Dewayne Gilley, Robert "R.J." Gilley, Philip Gilley, and Jamie Cooper. Honorary pallbearers are Dennis King and Eugene Gilley. Burial will follow in the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Richard Paul Shairrick
Richard Paul "Rick" Shairrick, 43, of Rogers died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. Born December 16, 1968, in El Dorado, he had just completed his requirements for a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas and was planning to intern as a physical therapist. He enjoyed old cars and was very talented in music and art. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Rogers.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Shairrick; two sons, William Michael Elliott of the home and Jordan David Haney and wife Sophy of Lowell; his parents, Donald and Sherma Shairrick of Benton; maternal grandmother Deloris Bundy, of Tyler, TX; paternal grandmother Ruby Shairrick, of Crossett; his father and mother-in-law, Bobby and Monica Turner, Sr., of Crossett; a brother, Billy Shairrick, of Benton; a sister, Melissa Clifton and husband John of Conway; and a large extended family.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at First Assembly of God in Rogers with Pastor Danny Cheney officiating with burial to follow. Arrangements were by Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers. Online condolences may be made at stockdalefuneral.com.
Jerry Tuggle, 65, of Lake Village and Kilbourne, LA, died at his Louisiana farm Wednesday, May 16, 2012, following a short illness. Born in Gideon, MO, on March 27, 1947, to Thomas Gerald and Christine Lindley Tuggle, he was a boilermaker and master welder and worked all over the country. He was also a cropduster and an aerobatic pilot, crashing twice during his flying career. He liked to work with many mediums and was an accomplished metal and wood worker and was fascinated with wine and beer making. He raised all kinds of birds and other animals, and loved gardening and canning. In the early nineties he bought a farm in Kansas, where he raised top Brangus cattle and was the owner of Tuggle's Brangus Ranch, a cow calf operation and the seller of top line Brangus bulls. He was also drawn to cutting horses and had two.
He is survived by his companion, Maryl McAffry of Lake Village and Kilbourne, his mother, Christine Lindley Tuggle of Cave City; two brothers, Tommy Tuggle and wife Karen of Mound City, Kansas, and Randall Tuggle of Lake Village, two sisters, Kathy Livingston of Lake Village and Christy Rotton of Cave City; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, T. G. Tuggle; a brother, Rickey Tuggle; and a niece, Angela Rotton.
A celebration of Jerry's life was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Bishop Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed in the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Icer Crouse, Bill Bunker, Roy Rotton, Pat McAffry, Chris Rotton and Nathan Tuggle. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Tom Tvedten, Charles Johnson, Roy Eldrod, and Joe Underwood.
Blondie Wilson, 83, of Wilmot died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Tallulah, LA, and a former resident of Chicago, IL, she was a homemaker and member of the Second Baptist Church in Wilmot.
She is survived by four sisters, Cornelius Taylor, Gladys White, Rosie Lee Marcus and Earn Moreland, all of Las Vegas, NV; one uncle, Danny Hicks of Las Vegas; and a host of other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wilson; her parents, George and Lizzie Hicks-Henderson; and one brother Arthur Taylor.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Second Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. James Louis officiating. Pallbearers were Tommy Rollins, Quincy Stells, Willie Rollins, Willie Lee King, Bruce Rollins, and Charles Raino. Burial was to be in the Second Baptist Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Obituaries Published May 30
Lajoyce Anderson, 60, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Melvin Nalls of Delhi, LA, Patrick Nalls of Little Rock and Reginand Nalls of Crossett; five brothers, Earley Edwards and wife Barbara, Cardell, Wayne, and Eugene Edwards and wife Rita and James Sherwood Edwards of Crossett; five sisters, Faye Rochelle and husband Marvin of South Holland, IL, Barbara Kay Edwards of Chicago, IL, Rose Marie Black and husband Manuel, Lizzie Jean Gibbs and husband Elbert of Crossett and Annie Pearl Austin of Atlanta, GA; two adopted sisters, Madeline Hindrix of Rockford, IL, and Connie Campbell of Fort Worth, TX, 14 grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Garland "LG" and Vernestine Brown Edwards, and three brothers, Levell, Marcus, and Jimmy Louis Edwards.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Murlee Carter officiating. Pallbearers are Keith Martin, Carl Williams, Cardell Edwards, Jr., Lester Edwards, Reginald Nalls, and Anthony Wood. Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Mary Jo Jacks
Mary Jo Bradley Jacks, 73, of Hamburg died at her home on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Born December 25, 1938, in Dumas, she was a member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello. She enjoyed trips to the movies as well as spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Steve Jacks and wife Tina of Hamburg, Lori Jones and husband Rob of Lacey, David Jacks and wife Kim of Lacey and Melissa Hartley and husband Mike of Hamburg; her grandchildren, Kelley Tracy and husband Ben, Stuart Jacks and wife Lacey, Wesley Jacks and wife Haley, Lindsey Johnson and husband Josh, D.J. Jacks and wife Leslyn, Jon Jon Jacks, Beau and Tyler Jones, Spencer and Tori Hartley; and her great-grandchildren, Anna Claire and Max Tracy, Adysen, Cooper and Dawson Jacks, Jacks Johnson and Gracie Jacks; and her brothers, Gary and Ronnie Bradley of Gould.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Louis Jacks; her parents, Claude and Reba Hall Bradley; her brothers, Wayne, Bobby and Ritchie Bradley; two nephews, Blake and Ronald Bradley; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Lincoln County. Arrangements were by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.
Memorials may be made to Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 103 Hwy. 172, Monticello, AR 71655. See www.stephensondearman.com.
Mattie Pearl Kilcrease
Mattie Pearl Riley Kilcrease, 91, of Hamburg died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. Born in Fountain Hill on August 30, 1920, she was a homemaker and a member of the Egypt Baptist Church where she was a choir member and involved with the ladies' auxiliary. She was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church for 68 years, a member of the Margaret Chapter 151, Order of the Eastern Star, for many years and she served several years in the Office of ADAH. She was a member of the Ashley County Home Demonstration Club for over 60 years and made many good uses of the knowledge she learned and shared them with family and friends in teaching crochet, knitting, quilting, jewelry making and painting. She was a member of the Ding-A-Ling Band that entertained the surrounding nursing homes and other places by request and did community service on her own and volunteered for nursing homes.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Cross and husband Ed; two sons, Johnny Kilcrease and wife Janie and Bobby Kilcrease and wife Myrtle, all of Hamburg; a brother, Billy Riley and wife Irene of Fountain Hill; two sisters, LaVon Miller of Hamburg and Jayne Allen of Midwest, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, John William Kilcrease, in 1982; a grandson, Ted Stuart Hennington; her parents, Bill and Novella Morrow Riley; three brothers, Arthur, Kenneth and Floyd Riley; and a sister, Pauline Riley Estelle.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 27, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Willie Thornhill and Michael Reese officiating. Burial was in the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Shockley, Dewey Kilcrease, Johnny Brooks, Terry Livingston, John Laing and Jimmy Draper.
Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. JoAnn 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.
Charles E. Miller
Charles E. Miller, 56, of Lake Village died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born in Hamburg to Clearance and Ruby Dawkins Diggs.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred J. Miller of Lake Village; four sons, Mitchell and Michael Stoner of Delaware, Jewel Crosby of Lake Village and Cantrell Huggins of Little Rock; three daughters, Torri and Nicole Stoner of Delaware and Thesia Walker of Little Rock; seven sisters, Cherri English, Debra Gibson and Wanita Dawins of Delaware, Mae Lee, Willie Mae, Gennie Rea and Wanda of Wilmot; eight brothers, Chris and Dywaine Dawkins of Delaware, David Lee, Bennie and Dale Diggs and William and Eddie Whitaker and Pete of Wilmot; nine grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the New Hope Baptist Church in Lake Village with Rev. Cecil Paul King officiating. Burial was at the New Cemetery in Lake Village with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home of Lake Village.
Irman Franklin Streeter
Irman Franklin Streeter, 60, of Hamburg, who born February 13, 1952, in Monticello to Irman and Ella Streeter, died on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. A Baptist, he was preceded in death by his parents, James Land, Joyce Jackson, and Carrie Fernandez.
Survivors are five siblings, Linda Slaughter of Hamburg, Juanita Cotton of Bauxite, Robert Streeter of Montrose, Mary Hendrix of Harder Height, TX, and David Land of Ukiah, CA. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
No services were planned. The family requests any donations be sent to Hospice Home Care in Monticello.
Arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care of Jacksonville. See online uest book at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.
Doris Brantley White
Doris Brantley White, 88, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 24, 2012, at her residence in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a foster grandparent, a member of Beech Street Baptist Church and loved working in her yard.
Survivors include one son, Van Frank White and wife Kay of Arkadelphia; two daughters, Billie Sue White and husband Scott Peck of Crossett and Barbara Lynn Townsend and husband Danny of Knoxville; one brother, Travis Brantley of Crossett; one sister, Sarah Wright of Crossett; one granddaughter she raised, Jessica Aytes and husband Bryan of Conway; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of other nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Van Frank "Billy" White; a daughter, Sharon Gail Ambrose; and a grandson, Michael Van Ambrose.
Funeral service was planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Beech Street Baptist Church with Bro. Donnie Dubose officiating. Pallbearers were to be Scott Peck, Larry Land, John Krogstad, Darren Brantley, Aaron Toney and Van White III. Burial was to follow at the Beekman Cemetery in Beekman, LA, under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.