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September 5

R. M. Mills

R. M. Mills, 72, of Crossett died Saturday, September 1, 2012, at the Lake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center. Born on March 9, 1940, in Milo to Otha Lee and Ruthie Beatrice McClain Mills, he was a retired lab technician from Georgia Pacific's paper operations. He enjoyed water sports and was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God.

Survivors include two brothers, Darrell and Burl Mills of Crossett; one sister, Carolyn Kelley and husband Bill of Hamburg; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Mills of Crossett; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles Mills and Jerry Mills.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, at Jones Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Kenny Bolin officiating. Burial will follow at the Egypt Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Novella Jean Penix

Novella Jean "Jeanette" Penix, 62, of Crossett, formerly of Hamburg, Little Rock and Jonesboro, died Thursday, August 30, 2012, at Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation in Crossett. A native of Bonnterrie, MO, Mrs. Penix was a homemaker and a Baptist and was preceded in death by her father, James Arthur Stringer.

She is survived by a son, Eddie Combs of Booneville; her mother, Lucille Cain Bice of Cherokee Village; and her sister, Tammy Twomey of Cherokee Village.

The remains were cremated with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net

Pat Swan

Pat Swan, 59, of Hamburg died Sunday, September 2, 2012, at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she graduated from Hamburg High School in 1971 and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Allan Swan of Hamburg; two sons, Tim Swan and Thomas Swan and wife Stacey of Hamburg; four brothers, Jimmy Roberts, James Roberts, Raymond Roberts and Danny Roberts of Hamburg; two sisters, Linda Davey and Judy Ford of Hamburg; seven grandchildren, Chloe McDonald and husband Michael, Bodhi Swan, Thayer Swan, Gillian Swan, Ryan Swan, Andrew Swan and Aubrey Swan; two great-grandchildren Gemma & Hagen McDonald; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny C. and Ruby Trantham Roberts.

Funeral services were set for 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 4, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Revs. James Morris and Eric Hodge officiating Burial will be in the Crossroad Cemetery. Pallbearers are Daniel Rice, Norman Lee Swan, David Cunningham, George Norman Swan, Belvin Hamm, Bubba Gilmore, Roy Rogers and Delton Rice. Honorary pallbearers are Bodhi Swan, Thayer Swan, Ryan Swan and Andrew Swan. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

James Tucker

James Tucker, 87, of Crossett died Friday, August 31, 2012, at his daughter's residence in Crossett. He was a lifelong resident of the White Station community, a retired timber worker and a member of Fudge Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed raising his vegetable garden and fishing.

He is survived by two sons, James Edward Tucker of Crossett and Billy Ray Tucker of Marion, LA; one daughter, Catherine Ukpon of Crossett; one god-son, Clifton Tucker of Dallas, TX; one brother, Genice Tucker of Crossett; and four sisters, Selia Mae Green and Silver Lee Scott of Crossett, Lucindy Mitchell and husband Robert of Collinston, LA, and Lucille Traylor of Marion; and a host of neices, nephews, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eddis Childress Tucker; his parents, Willie and Lucy Washington Tucker; three brothers, Willie Jr., Lester and Thurmon Tucker and two sisters, Lovie Ann Colvin and Shirley Mae Thompson.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 6, at Fudge Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. James Green and Lindsey Riley officiating. Pallbearers are Jessie Tucker, Jr., Ricky Traylor, Ed Traylor, Donald Thompson, Ronnie Traylor and Terry Thompson. Visitation is from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ryles Chapel Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Rudy Richard Webb

Rudy Richard Webb, 69, of Crossett died Saturday, September 1, 2012, at his residence. Born on July 4, 1943, in Star City to Dick and Helen Brewster Webb, he was a machine operator at Georgia Pacific's extrusion plant. He was an avid coon hunter and a NASCAR fan and enjoyed four wheeler riding and camping.

Survivors include a son, Steven Webb and wife Tammi of Crossett; a daughter, Michelle Rogers of El Dorado; a brother, Jimmy Webb of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Lynn Hauversburk and Symantha Lampe and husband Jerry of Bethalto, IL; and five grandchildren, Zan Webb, Tyler Webb, Leslie Rogers, Laura Rogers and Lacey Rogers. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patsy Ann Edwards Webb; two brothers, Harold and Cecil Webb; and two sisters, Ada Black and Louann Hagger.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 6, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Bob Lamb officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Polly Wolf

Polly Wolf, 90, of Wilmot died Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the English Village Manor Nursing Home in Altus, Oklahoma. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Altus for the past six years and a resident of Wilmot for most of her life, she retired from the Superior Surgical Garment Factory in Eudora in 1980. She was a member of the Wilmot United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Jill Wolf of Altus, OK;; four grandchildren, John Jay Wolf and Jeffrey Scott Wolf of Oklahoma City, Steven Lee Taylor of Monroe, LA, and Jana Taylor of Calhoun, LA; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hartsill Wolf, in 1980; her son, John Walter Wolf; and a daughter, Paulette Taylor, both earlier this year; her parents, James and Melissay Cheek McCain; five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services are 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Carlos Pitts officiating. Burial will be in the Wilmot Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jay Wolf, Jeffrey Wolf, Steven Taylor, Jackie McCain, Jeff McCain and J.L. McCain. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com Visitation will begin one hour before the service.

Obituaries Published September 12

Annalene M. Bays

Annalene M. Bays, 95, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on October 12, 1916, in Ashley County to Walter A. and Nettie Smith Murphey, Mrs. Bays had been a sales clerk and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Bays of Baton Rouge, LA, and Billy Bays of Crossett; two brothers, Joe Frank Murphy of Crossett and Ben Paul Murphy of Mobile, AL; one sister, Reatha Lee Robinson of Monroe, LA; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bays was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Preston Bays.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 6, at Jones Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Eric Hodge officiating. Burial followed at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jones service.com.

John H. Bennett

John H. Bennett, 53, of Crossett died Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Stonegate Villa Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was a native of Summerville, LA, a Crossett resident for the past 47 years, a former construction worker, was a Baptist and an avid fisherman and enjoyed riding horses.

He is survived by his mother, Odessa Smith of Crossett; one brother, Howard Bennett of Crossett; a niece, Joeliece Binns; an uncle, Leon Smith and wife Mary of Spearsville, LA; and a host of other family, loved ones and friends.

Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 13, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lillie, LA, with Rev. Artis Smith, officiating. Arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net

Rosella Canley

Rosella Canley, 85, of Crossett died Monday, September 3, 2012, at her home in Crossett. She was a native of Widner, a retired day care operator and a member of Davis Memorial Church of God In Christ. She loved children and was a childcare giver for many years and enjoyed cooking.

She is survived by one daughter, Viella Cooper of Shreveport, LA; six grandchildren, Marcia Kidd and husband Gordon of Crossett, Robert Tucker, Jr., and wife Jackie and LaJoyce James of Shreveport, LA, and A.W. Gill, Sophillia Gill and Tiffany Gill of Los Angeles, CA, two great- grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Ray Canley; two sons, C. W. Thompson and A.W. Gill; her parents, Ben and Rosie Lee Jones Thompson, six brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8, at Davis Memorial C.O.G.I.C. with Eld. Robert Rudolph, officiating. Pallbearers were Joseph Bivens, Christian Kidd, Everett Duke, Jimmy Thornton, Gregory Watson and Curtis Tate. Burial in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Charley Dunemn

Charley Dunemn, 91, of Warren died Sunday, September 2, 2012, at Bradley County Medical Center. Born July 2, 1921, in McArthur, a son of the late Tom Dunemn and Magnolia Stunson Dunemn, he was a retired security supervisor at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors are his wife, Mildred "Louise" Hudson Dunemn, who he married December 19, 1948; a son, Charles Kenneth Dunemn of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Shiela Childress of Pine Bluff; one sister, Hattie Lee Carr of Belleville, IL; five grandchildren, Monica Bazan of Fountain Hill, Dawn Dunemn of Redfield, Mark Dunemn of Batesville, Taylor Simmons of Bryant and Dustin Simmons of Ward; and three great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were brothers Emmitt, Richard and Chenault Dunemn; sisters, Hazel Durey, Mattie Pruitt, Francis Delaney and Georgia Stephens.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, at Frazer's Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Jerry Carter and Charles Wooley officiating. Burial with flag presentation was in Flat Creek Cemetery at Fountain Hill. Pallbearers were Allen Chavis, Kevin and Timmy Chavis, Wade Barnett, Timmy Pullin and Larry Hudson. Honorary pallbearers were Doug, Brian and Jim Hudson and Dax Bolin. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

Reba Venson

Reba Sue Venson, 77, of Hamburg, died Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was a lifelong resident of Hamburg and a homemaker.

She is survived by one sister, Charlie Pippen of Hamburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Venson; a son, Leo Davis; her parents, R.P. Mays and Alma Arrington Allen; and three brothers, Jasper Mays, Sr., R.D. Allen and Maxwell Allen.

Funeral services were 3 p. m. Saturday, September 8, Emmanuel Temple C.O.G.I.C., with Bishop Danny C. Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Chris Mays, Eddie Mays, Rodney Mays, Wayne Pugh, Willie Ashford and Elmer King. Burial in the Carlock Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Lula Rae Winn

Lula Rea Winn, 75, of Crossett, died Monday, September 3, 2012, at her residence. A native of the Mt. Olive community in Bradley Co., a resident of Altadena, California, for 43 years and a Crossett resident for the past 10 years, Mrs. Winn was a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church and enjoyed shopping and looking for bargains.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, George Winn, one son, Ronnie Winn of Altadena, CA; two sisters, Georgia Jones of the Mt. Olive community in Bradley County and Ruby Crockett and husband David of Pasadena, CA; one grandson, Ronnie Winn, Jr.; a niece and nephew she raised as her own, Stephen Jones and Brittany Kidd, both of Crossett; and a host of other family, friends and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chris and Eula Mae Hampton Martin; two sisters, Dorothy Martin Moore and Maylene Martin; and two brothers, Robert and John T. Martin.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Harold White officiating. Pallbearers are Larry Rogers, James Adams, Levell Ashley, Stephen Jones, Curtis Harris and Herman Newton.

Burial in be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Bradley County under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfunera lhome.net.

September 19

Janet R. Akin

Janet R. Akin, 74, of Crossett died Monday, September 10, 2012, at UAMS. Born on February 3, 1938, in Monroe, LA, to Brodie Larkin and Nigel Risinger, Mrs. Akin was a homemaker and a member of North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Thelbirt Akin of Crossett; three sons, Ronny Day and wife Robin of Crossett, Donnie Day of Little Rock and Bruce Akin of Monroe, LA; three daughters, Juanita Clark and husband Jerry of Crossett, Teri Guess and husband Dana of Oak Grove, LA, and Gina Scheidler and husband Rob of Halifax, PA; one sister, Kay Warren and husband George of Bastrop, LA; one niece, Amy Musgrove of Bastrop; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Dumas.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, September 14, at the North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church with Bros. David Pike and Jason Bates officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Edmondson, Jeff Russell, Brad Brooks, Steve Jones, Danny Carter, Jim Hudson and Paul Weems. Honorary pallbearers were Ed White, Joey Johnson, Ed Cross, Harold Dean Bonnette, Chesley Peters, Herbert Wallace, Scott Kinard, Andrew Wallace, Leo Wright, and J. L. Jeffers. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Mary Kathryn Carter

Mary Kathryn Carter, 94, of Crossett died Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born on October 26, 1917, in Alma to Robert L. and Nannie Isabella Harris, she graduated from high school at age 15, graduated from what was then State Teachers College in Conway and began teaching Latin, French and English in Crossett at age nineteen. In 1941, she married Vaskell Carter and started working for the Crossett Company at the paper mill in the water department. When Vaskell was drafted, she followed him to Tyler, TX where she taught. They moved back to Crossett after the war and acquired the Lion Service Station. After they sold the station she began to teach again, retiring in 1982.

Because of her love for teaching and literature, she was a member of the Crossett Library Board. She was a charter member of the Crossett Book Club and the first Bridge club in Crossett and served on several teacher related state organizations. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include three sons, Vaskell Norman Carter, Jr.. and wife Jo of Ruston, LA, Dr. Robert Harris Carter and wife Susie of Batesville and Frank Peyton Carter and wife Robin of Dallas, TX; grandsons, Jon Skipwith Carter, Robert H. Carter, Jr., Brandon Carter and Jason Carter; granddaughters, Nancy Suzanne Raggio and Carrie Davis; and great-grandchildren, Shelby, David and Jessica Raggio and Hudson Carter and Carter Davis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vaskell Carter; a sister and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 15, at the Presbyterian Church of Crossett. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Crossett, AR, 309 Pine Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Lorena Pierce Clemons

Lorena Pierce Clemons, 96, of Amite, LA, died in her sleep on Monday, September 10, 2012, in Amite. Born on June 28, 1916, in Fountain Hill, Mrs. Clemons attended Arkansas A&M where she played college basketball.

She met and married H. D. Clemons who was operating a sawmill near her hometown. In the aftermath of World War II, they moved the sawmill to Amite. Clemons Brothers Lumber Company had an immediate and significant impact on the city and the surrounding vicinity for five decades, during which time the couple was active in many facets of the local community. She was deeply involved in the First Baptist Church of Amite for many years in numerous capacities, including pastoral search committees, teaching Sunday School, Training Union, and Vacation Bible Schools. She was active in Cub Scouts, PTA, Care at Home (an early outreach to the less fortunate) as well as serving in various leadership roles and organizations to help others. She was an avid reader always interested in current events and an extensive traveler, journeying to many parts of the world. She loved gardening and was well known for growing day lilies.

Survivors include her children, M. LaMarr Clemons and wife Mary Ann of Amite, D. Gradon Clemons and wife Laura of Amite, Rebecca Clemons Olson and husband Joseph of Savannah, GA, and Martha Clemons Edwards of Dallas, TX. She is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Madison Clemons of Amite, Courtney Richard and husband Quinn and their son, Valex of New Orleans; David, Jr., Emily and Catherine Clemons of Amite; Laura Olson Christensen and husband Justin and their children, Luke and Wes of New York, NY, and Eric Olson and his wife, Rachel, of Columbia, SC; and Matthew, Pierce and Daniel Edwards of Dallas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hurschel David (H.D.) Clemons; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Augustus Pierce; her brothers, Homer Leo Pierce and Atlas Augustus Pierce; her sister, Mabel Pierce Ollar; and her son in law, John Joseph Edwards.

Services were at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 14, at the First United Methodist Church of Amite with Revs. Ken Bowman and Mike Foster officiating. Memorials may be made First Baptist Church of Amite or First United Methodist Church of Amite or the H. D. and Lorena P. Clemons Scholarship Fund at Baylor University.

Viella Cooper

Viella Cooper, 66, of Shreveport, LA, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Promise Hospital in Shreveport. A native of Crossett, she lived in Shreveport for the past 21 years was a retired seamstress and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Robert Lee Tucker, Jr., and wife Jackie of Shreveport; two daughters, Marcia Kidd and husband Gordon of Crossett and LaJoyce James of Shreveport; two grandchildren, Christian Kidd, Sr., and Chantal Tucker of Crossett; three great-grandchildren and a host of family, loved ones and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Gill, and her mother, Rosella Thompson Gill Canley, on September 3, 2012, and two brothers, C.W. Thompson and A.W. Gill.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Charles Adkins officiating. Pallbearers were James Adams, David Childress, C.W. Harris, Joe Green, Raymond Canley and Walter Hendrix. Burial in was in the Westview Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Tony Evans

Tony Evans, 49, of Snyder died Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at his residence in Snyder. A native of England, Ark., and a resident of Snyder and Portland for the past 10 years, he graduated from England High School in 1981 and was a farmer and a member of the Landmark Baptist Church in England.

He is survived by his wife, Dolly Boyles Evans of Snyder; a daughter, Leah Evans of Sherwood; a step-daughter, Ashley Vail and husband Albert of Snyder; his parents, Toby and Betty Freeman Evans of England; a sister, Carla Evans Smith and husband Dickey of Sherwood; a good friend that he called his little sister, Marie Williams of Snyder; two grandchildren, Hannah and Allen Vail; a nephew, Shane Smith of North Little Rock; and a niece, Misty Herrera of Sherwood.

Grave-side service was at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 15, in the Mulberry Cemetery in England with Revs. David Jimerson and Jeff Taylor officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com,

Paulette Middlebrooks Francis

Paulette Middlebrooks Francis, 59, of Portland, who was born February 11, 1953, in Bastrop, LA, to the late Lawrence Middlebrooks and Erma Lee Reynolds Middlebrooks, died Friday, September 7, 2012, at her home in Portland. She and her husband, Billy Joe Francis, owned and operated Francis Grocery in Portland until his death. She later worked as a case worker for home health agencies until becoming disabled. Paulette was very active in the church as long as her health allowed.

Survivors are a daughter, Jewel "Julie" White; a grandson, Christian White; and a son-in-law, Ervin White, Jr., all of Portland; her sister, Bonnie Pack of Montrose; three brothers, Jerry Middlebrooks and wife Effie of Marksville, LA, and Steve Middlebrooks and wife Judy and Mike Middlebrooks and wife Kathy of Bastrop; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; and a host of extended family.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, at the chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with Bro. Joey Kennedy officiating. The cemetery service was private.

William G. Gilbert

William G. Gilbert, 75, of Crossett died Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on September 4, 1937, in Hope to Ansley Olen and Lillian Gilbert, Mr. Gilbert was employed by the postal service for 32 years. He had been a member of the Quorum Court and the Lions Club. Mr. Gilbert enjoyed camping and fishing and was a member of Unity Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Patty Gilbert of Crossett; three sons, Steve Gilbert and Dana Gilbert of Hope and Brice Gilbert of Crossett; one daughter, Karen Russell of Monticello; one brother, James Gilbert of Midland, TX; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 15, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Maysel Irene Keen

Maysel Irene Keen, 91, of Crossett died on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. She was born on September 22, 1920, to Seth and Georgia Lee Strickland Chambers, she was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church and retired as a cook from Crossett Public Schools.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby Keen and wife Betty, Ted Keen and wife Theresa of Crossett and Bill Keen and wife Kerry of Little Rock; two daughters, Karen Craig and husband Jim and Vela Griffis and husband Floyd of Crossett; one sister, Floy Lee Anderson of Tulsa, OK; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Keith Keen; one sister, Phenton Lane; and five brothers, Kenneth, Lamar, Gene, Garland and Joe Chambers.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, September 14, at Magnolia Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Griffith officiating. Burial followed at the Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Florence "Dutt" Johnson

Florence "Dutt" Johnson, 81, of Lake Village died Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Chicot Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Hamburg and lived in Chicago 55 years, Atlanta seven years, and Lake Village for the past two years. She was employed at W.F. Hall Printing Company and Illinois Tool Works before retiring in 1995. She loved to cook and was a huge fan of her Chicago sports teams: the White Sox, Bulls and Bears.

She is survived by one son, Benny Johnson and wife Theresa of Memphis, TN, two daughters, Andrea Johnson of Arlington Heights, IL, and Gail Johnson of Lake Village; her mother, Annie Mae Cox Hubbard of Lake Village; two brothers, Charlie Hubbard and wife Mary of Atlanta, GA, and Freddie Hubbard and wife Ruby of Little Rock; two sisters, Eva "Honey Bee" Williams and husband Willie and Claudette Tucker and husband Theodis of Lake Village; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her father, Thomas "Jack" Hubbard; a great-grandson, Quincy Stokes; five brothers, Thomas, Jr., Robert, Frank, Danny Lee and Walter Hubbard. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, September 21, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Willie R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers are Antoine Johnson, Danny Ray Jones, Norman Stokes, DeShawn Stokes, Danny Lee Hubbard, Jr., and Willie Jones. Burial will be in the in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Margaret Ruth Nelson

Margaret Ruth Nelson, 88, of Denham Springs, LA, and a native of Chicot County, died at her home on Monday, September 10, 2012. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg where she acted on the service committee. She also volunteered at the hospital in Crossett.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James Nelson, Sr; son, James Nelson, Jr., and wife Shelia; two sisters, Don Howie and husband Eugene and Ellie Harville; two grandsons, Timothy James Nelson and James Nelson, III, and wife Kellie; two granddaughters, Tammy Lawrence Fly and husband Larry and Kimberly Denay Ruth Naquin; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Lula Mae Jackson; three sisters, Jessie Mae Bates, Vivian Hill and Olivia Pollato; and two brothers, Buck Jackson and Ben Jackson.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at Lake Lawn Metaire Funeral Home in New Orleans. Burial followed at the Chambers Cemetery in Denham Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Yuvonne Chavis Thornhill

Yuvonne Chavis Thornhill, 67, of Crossett died Sunday, September 16, 2012, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Hot Springs, a resident of Crossett for the past four months and a resident of Lufkin, Texas, for 27 years, she worked for the State of Arkansas Social Services for 10 years and for 31 years for Home Interiors and Gifts, ten of those years as a unit director. She was a member of the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church and worked in her church in whatever way she could help. She enjoyed cooking with her grandchildren and camping and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Rev. Willie Thornhill of Crossett; two sons, Steve Thornhill of Lufkin, Texas, and Terry Thornhill of Camden; a daughter, Tonia Williford and husband Jake of Porter, Texas; a brother, Roger Chavis; two sisters, Janice Lloyd and Lucille Williams, all of Hamburg; four granddaughters, Laci Reynolds and husband Nick, Kristin Thornhill, Ashlyn and Davalyn Williford; a great-grandson, Kaden Thornhill; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ida Pearson Chavis; and two brothers, Charles Conley and James Edward Chavis.

Funeral services are 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, at the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Lamar Denby officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Drew County. Pallbearers are Joe Edwards, Mershall Carpenter, Jimmy Carpenter, Dennis Banks, Williams Coleman and Charles Murphy. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207 or to the Children's Emergency Relief International, 1406 Stonehollow Drive, Suite 400, Kingwood, TX 77339. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be after 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Darford Lee Williams

Darford Lee Williams, 56, of Crossett died Saturday, September 8, 2012, at John H. McClellan Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Crossett, a former fork lift driver and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, he served his country in the United States Army. Darford was an avid fisherman and loved people.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jerry "Polly" Toliver Williams; two sons, Anthony Woods and wife Betty of Bastrop, LA, and Timothy Goree and wife Kimberly of Arlington, TX; one daughter, Kizzy Wallace and husband Carlo of Monroe, LA; his mother, Betty Jo Smith of Crossett; five brothers, Arnold Williams of Los Angeles, CA, Earnest Sanders and wife Kim of Little Rock, Thomas Sanders and wife Sharon of North Little Rock, Louis K. Williams and Louis Garland Williams, Jr.; ten sisters, Gloria Pernell of Aurora, IL, Amanda Phillips, Sherri Williams, Garlenia Williams, Shenese Simon, Marilyn Williams, Lakoya Williams, Laquisha Williams Wong, Pamela Williams Lee and Natasha Williams; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis G. Williams; and his uncle and aunt who raised him, Fred and Gertrude Wimberly.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist with Revs. Charles Adkins and Ulysses Robinson, III, officiating. Pallbearers were Carlo Wallace, Timothy Goree, Melvin Nalls, Jr., Tony Ray Williams, Jimmy Thornton and Robert Foreman. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

September 26

John Edward Danzy

John Edward Danzy, 47, of Crossett died Monday, September 17, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was a native of Cleveland, OH, and a former resident of Dallas, TX, but had resided in Crossett for the past 14 years. A former photo lab employee, he was a member of Davis Memorial Church of God In Christ. His favorite hobby was weightlifting.

He is survived by his mother, Effie Simmons Danzy of Crossett; four sons, Jonathan Danzy of Los Angeles, CA, Jermaine Wade of Crossett, Chadrick Ellis of Arlington, TX; and John Danzy, Jr., of Leland, MS, two daughters, Vanessa Martinez of Dallas, TX and Joria Eman Danzy of Leland; two brothers, Robert Earl Danzy and wife Deloise of Dallas and Mark Ellis Danzy of Crossett; two sisters, Janna Elaine Jackson of Crossett and Princess Lee Danzy of Pine Bluff; and two grandsons, Chadrick Ellis II and Jaiden Ellis. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Danzy.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at Davis Memorial Church of God In Christ with Supt. Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Rahmel King, Waymond Wade, Edrick Danzy, Charles Brown, Percell Freeman and Michael Block. Burial was in Westview Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Mike Jenkins

Mike Jenkins, 63, of Crossett died Sunday, September 23, 2012, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, he graduated from Crossett High School in 1961 and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He owned the Burger Shack for 10 years, he worked as the general manager of the Prairie Country Club for a number of years and most recently worked at Martin Tire for several years. He loved to travel and he was an avid sportsman that loved golf and watching baseball.

He is survived by a daughter, Nolley Rainey and husband C.J., of Salem, New Jersey; a sister, Gail Moffatt and husband Bill of Crossett; the love of his life, a granddaughter, Mia Rainey; and a niece, Dustin Ashley Tester of Maui, Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. and Erenstine Breazele Jenkins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 1, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

William "Mike" Poole

William "Mike" Poole, 50, of Vilonia, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday evening, September 22, 2012. Born to Martha and Willie Clyde Poole in Warren, he lived most of his life in Crossett following his work on the river. He moved to North Little Rock in 1991 and then because of family, moved to Vilonia. He felt best when he was hunting or fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; his son, Jon; a daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Zeb Garner; his mom, Martha Posey; a brother, Tim; a sister-in-law, Kim; two grandchildren, Anslee and Avery Garner; and his mother-in-law, Ruby "Nanny" Fink; a huge extended family and numerous nieces and nephews and special brothers, Jimmy Dee Law, Shawn Barnett, and Charles Huff. He was preceded in death by father, Willie Clyde, and a sister, Martha "Little Bit" McKenzie.

A memorial service will be held in Crossett at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 28, at Trinity Baptist Church on Hwy 133. Visitation with family will be at the fellowship hall at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, an educational fund will be set up at Regions Bank in Vilonia and contributions may be mailed to Regions, Main St. and Hawk, Vilonia, AR 72173.

To sign the guest book, please visit www.arkansasfuneral care.com. Arrangements by Arkansas Funeral Care of Jacksonville.

Steven Patrick Smith

Steven Patrick "Pat" Smith, 52, of Hampton, formerly of Crossett, died on Friday, September 21, 2012. Born June 26, 1960, to Cecil E. and Doris Graham Smith, Pat worked at the OSB plant in Fordyce for 12 years and liked boating, camping and watching IHRA Drag Racing.

Survivors include his daughter, Raigen Lee Smith Coleman and husband Josh of Hampton; his mom, Doris Smith of Crossett; a brother, Michael Smith and wife Pamela of Rockwell, NC; a sister, Evelyn Bays and husband Mitch of Crossett; two grandchildren, Gracie and Blaze; two nephews, Lucas Smith and Heath Bays; a niece, Heather Sadler; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, September 24, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Ray Hearron officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Tom Harrell, Jeff Porter, Jonah Henry, Bill Hanson, Mike Hillestad and B. J. Randall. Honorary pallbearers were the employees of the Fordyce OSB plant.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203 or Kaleidoscope of Caring, Inc., P. O. Box 21517, Little Rock, AR 72221-1517. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Bro. Jimmie L. Taylor

Bro. Jimmie L. Taylor, 71, of Bastrop, LA, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012. He was a minister who served for over fifty years in churches in Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, and Texas. He was the current pastor of Gardner Baptist Church in Hamburg.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Taylor; his daughter, Susan Roberts and husband Steven of Bastrop; his two sons Michael Taylor and wife Diana of Greenville, TN, and Mark Taylor and wife Kim of Farmington; a sister, Peggy Cartwright of Culloden, WV; a brother, Jerry Taylor and wife Bonnie of Mena; six grandchildren, Morgan Wilmore, Drake Wilmore, Anna Taylor, Abby Taylor, Jon Taylor, and Rebekah Taylor; special sisters and brothers-in-law Olin Hill and wife Margaret and Jim Locke and wife Anna Joyce; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Matthews; a sister, Dayma Steele; a brother-in-law, Roger Cartwright; and grandchildren Zachary and Steven Taylor.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 22, at Cherry Ridge Baptist Church in Bastrop with Bros. Robert McDaniel, Emile Rousseau and Eugene Howie officiating.

Pallbearers were Charles Burns, Jerry Deville, Royce Swain, Jeff Harrison, Edgar Haynie, James Sled, Earl McCrory and Dennis Byrd. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Rallinson, Elmer Sparks, Glen Howie, James Cummins, Larry Goodwin, Gary Booker, the Tuesday Morning Coffee Club, and the Gardner Baptist Men's Ministry. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop.

Memorials may be made to TNT Missions in care of Gardner Baptist Church P.O. Box 311, Hamburg, AR. 71646. Arrangements were by Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop. Guest book at www.goldenfh.com.

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