Obituaries Published June 5
Troy Lavelle Daugherty, Sr.
Troy Lavelle Daugherty Sr., 71, of Shaw, MS, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson, MS. Born in Bastrop, LA, on October 26, 1941, to Troy Wardell Daugherty and Mary Wallace Daugherty, he was raised in Hamburg. He married Helen Hairrell on October 29, 1979, and owned and operated a grocery store with his father in Hamburg for 10 years and spent many years in sales for 82 Furniture Fair and Mallette Furniture. He was an avid woodworker, loved to restore and refinish antiques, was a huge western fan and collected guns. He also taught a weekly Bible class.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Daugherty of Shaw; two sons, Troy Lavelle Daugherty, Jr, of Orlando, FL, and Ryan Wright Daugherty of Los Angeles, CA; stepchildren, Terry Shive and wife Connie of Leland, MS, Lisa Shive Dial of Shaw, Calvin Mullen and wife Terri of Thibodeaux, LA; a grandson he raised, Jade Dial of Shaw; other grandchildren, Brian, Denton and Katelyn Daugherty, Blake Pepper, Ronnie, Wesley, Leslie and Lorne Shive; David and Justin Mullen, Randy and Josh Box; 16 great-grandchildren; and brothers, David Daugherty and wife Kathy and Charlie Daugherty and wife Jean; and stepbrothers, Dale Lauhon,Gerald Lauhon and Phillip Lauhon. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Wallace; his father, Troy Daugherty; and his stepfather, Harry Lauhon.
Celebration of life services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, with Bros. Robert Haney and John Chouccoli officiating with arrangements by Ray Funeral Home of Cleveland, MS. Burial was in the Interstate Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Shive, Wesley Shive, Randy Box, Joe Mallette, James Pepper, and Michael Clark.
To view and sign the online guestbook, go to www.rayfuneralhome.net.
Lou Nell Faulk
Lou Nell Faulk, 83, of Crossett, formerly of Lapine, AL, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, after an extended illness.
Survivors include three children, Ruby Smith, Jimmy N. Faulk and Patsy Williamson; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Cauthen, Linnie Earl Sexton, Martha J. Herrod and Sue Holley; a brother, Raymond and wife Margaret Prescott; and special friends, Lamar and Patsy Thomas. Mrs. Faulk was preceded in death by her husband, James Aaron Faulk; a daughter, Sandy L. Lowe; a great-grandson, Sam Tanksley; her parents, Linley and Gertrude Prescott; and six brothers and sisters.
Grave-side services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at New Ebenezer Cemetery at Lapine, AL, with Rev. William Leverette officiating and Turner Funeral Home of Luverne, AL, directing. Guest book at www.turnersfuneralhome.net.
Reba Lorrine Fletcher
Reba Lorrine Fletcher, 78, of Crossett died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation. Born on July 7, 1934, in Lacey to John Henry and Maureese Hackney Miller, Mrs. Fletcher was a cafeteria worker for 38 years for the Crossett Public Schools. She liked fishing and loved cooking for her family. She was a member of Grace Fellowship Ministries.
Survivors include two sons, Glen Fletcher and wife Deborah and Robert Fletcher and wife Carol of Crossett; two brothers, Charles Miller of Crossett and James Miller of Russellville; two sisters, Charlene Scroggins of Monticello and Gloria Lone of Van Buren; four grandchildren, Robin Krneta and husband Alex, Vicki Callender, Laura White and husband Steven and Barry Fletcher; and ten great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fletcher was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Fletcher; a granddaughter, Staci Fletcher Adkins; a brother, John Henry Miller; and four sisters, Ouida Jordan, Patsy Wisecarver, Carylon Summerford and Lucille Bays.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bros. Charles Miller and James Miller officiating. Burrial will follow at the Simms Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cloverdale Assembly of God.
Mary Lou Harris
Mary Lou "Tincie" Harris, 78, of Winnsboro, Louisiana, died Monday, June 3, 2013. A native of Rosevine, Texas, a resident of Winnsboro for the past three years and a former resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Jigger Apostolic Church in Jigger, LA.
She is survived by four daughters, Darlene Crain and husband, Donald of Houston, Texas, Christine Harris of Winnsboro, Bonnie Hutto and husband Dan of Jigger and Kathy Miles and husband Oliver of Winnsboro; a son, Frankie Lee Harris and wife Judy of Hamburg; three sisters, Billie Murphy of Lumberton, Texas, Sally Patrick of Conroe, Texas, and Micky Sumner of Silsbee, Texas; 21 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Harris, Jr.; a son, Henry Lee Harris; her parents, Auther and Kathrine Doyen Oliver; and two brothers, Jack and Carol Oliver.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 6, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel in Hamburg with Rev. Dan Hutto officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Harold Clayton Haynes
Harold Clayton Haynes, 80, of Bastrop, LA, died Thursday, May 30, 2013. He retired after farming in the area for 40 years and enjoyed showing cutting horses in the Wilmot and Jones, LA, areas. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a member of Gaines Baptist Church of Wilmot and served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Gail Winnon Haynes; four children, Mary Lynne Hearne of West Monroe, LA, Kathryn "Tuffy" Higginbotham and husband Frank of Crossett, Clayton Mark Haynes and wife Becky of Hamburg and Emily Belle Johnson of West Monroe; a sister, Ruth Ward of Jackson, MS; a brother, DeWayne Haynes of Wilmot; grandchildren, Jimmy Don Gilliam, Jr., and wife Shelley of Crossett, Matthew Scott Gilliam and wife Julie of Bossier City, LA, Whitney Danielle Haynes of Hamburg and Emily Alisha Price and husband Jesse of West
Monroe; and three great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Emily Belle Haynes; a brother, James Haynes; an older sister, Mary Francis Haynes; and a special friend, Margie Jones Haynes.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery in Oak Ridge, LA, with Rev. James Thompson officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Higginbotham, Jimmy Don Gilliam, Jr., Matthew Gilliam, Lynn and Keith Winnon, Fred Montgomery and Skip Carr. Arrangements were by Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop. Guest book at www.goldenfh.com.
Rev. Larry Wayne Johnson
Rev. Larry Wayne Johnson, 62, of Crossett died Monday, May 27, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Ashley County, lived in California a number of years and had lived in Crossett for the past 18 years. He was a retired contractor and was a member of North Crossett First Freewill Baptist Church. He was an U.S. Army veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and served in the Vietnam Conflict. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, camp, ride four wheelers and watch westerns.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Cathy Tanksley Johnson; one son, Jesse Johnson of Sidney, MT; six daughters, Leann Lively and fiancée Jarrett Sams, Mary Lou King and husband Chad of Crossett, Jennifer Reed and husband Al of Moreno Valley, CA, Melissa Ballard of Amarillo, TX, Rose Hopper of Bakersfield, CA, and Stephanie Gill and husband Mike of Murfreesboro, TN; two sisters, Judy Crouch and husband Ed of Hamburg and Diane Riordan and husband Rev. Norman of Downsville, LA; a special friend, Neta Huggins; 25 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Megan Ballard; his parents, Rev. Larry Eugene and Clara Elaine Anders Johnson; and two brothers, Rev. Danny Johnson and Roger Johnson.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at North Crossett First Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Jason Bates and Ray Mills officiating. Pallbearers were Gale Anders, Jarrett Sams, J. R. Tanksley, Darren Minnieweather, C. J. Riordan, Billy Haen, Allen Hall and Timmy Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Chad King, Rusty Tanksley, Michael Haen, Caleb Riordan, Lee Riordan and Rudy Carrion. Burial was in the Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Jerry Randall Pamplin
Jerry Randall Pamplin, 67, of Monticello died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at his residence. A native of Boydell, a resident of Monticello for the past 14 years and a former resident of Dermott, he graduated from Portland High School in 1963. He was a farmer, Dermott School Board member for a number of years; a board member of the NRCS and served on the South Delta Farm Board for a while. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monticello.
He is survived by his wife, Nina Selby Pamplin of Monticello; a son, Steven Pamplin and wife Barbara of Victoria, TX; a daughter, Susanne Oliver and fiancé Jeff Rains of Fordyce; two step-daughters, Richalle Ney of Rogers and Renee Clardy of Springdale; a brother, Ronny Pamplin of Boydell; a sister, Wanda Borgognoni of Hot Springs; a granddaughter, Katie Oliver of Fordyce; six step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Nina Swayze Pamplin, in 1995; his parents, Carl and Daisy Nolan Pamplin; a sister, Pamela Kaye Pamplin; and a step-son, Thomas Bostic.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at the First Baptist Church of Monticello with Rev. Bruce Venable and Jerry Selby officiating. Burial will be in the Dermott Cemetery. Pallbearers are Justin Pamplin, Zachary Pamplin, Skylar Gill, Andy Brannon, John Sledge and Bruce Bond. Honorary pallbearers are Lee Pinkus, Dr. Robert Lawrence, Jimmy Williams and Rudy Wrzesinski.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Monticello, 413 N. Main Street, Monticello, AR 71655 or to the Dermott Cemetery, c/o Carl Stevenson, 545 Black Pond Road, Dermott, AR 71638. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com,
Johnny Sheiron, 65, of Monticello died Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center. A native of Monticello who was raised in Hamburg, he moved back to Monticello 45 years ago, retired from Burlington Industries and was a Baptist.
He is survived by a daughter, Angelia Olsen of Baton Rouge, LA; a sister, Mary Coddington and husband Monroe of Monticello; and an uncle, Lavon Raybon of Phoenix, AZ. He is preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Bryant Sheiron, in 2002 and his parents, Aubrey and Ruth Raybon Sheiron.
Grave-side service was at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 2, in the Promise Land Cemetery with Rev. Alvin McMahon officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Roland William Stanley
Roland William Stanley, 65, of Crossett died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a retired construction worker for Arkansas-Oregon Pneumatics and a member of Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Stanley was an U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing and hunting, especially squirrel hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Wilcox Stanley; three daughters, Wendy Morris and Paula Stanley and husband Allen of Crossett and Robin Berryman and husband Jason of Hamburg; three brothers, Herman, Kenneth and Lowell Stanley of Crossett; three sisters, Pauline Johnson and Joyce Wilcox of Crossett and Mary Rollins of Jacksonville; five grandchildren, Trey Morris, Alex Jones, Katelynn White, Hanna and Nicole Stanley; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Emmalee Berryman; his parents, Charlie B. and Bessie Pennington Stanley; three brothers, Wayne Wright, Lincoln and James Stanley; and three sisters, Helen Barrett, Brenda Sue Cross and Dorothy Smith.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Pine Forest Missionary Baptist with Bro. Willie Thornhill officiating. Pallbearers were Dennis Banks, Daniel Ferguson, Phillip Wisecarver, Donald Carter, Steven Wilcox and Steven Cross. Burial was in the Simms Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Julia McCowin Wilson
Julia McCowin Wilson, 79, of Bastrop, LA, a retired dietary aide, died Sunday, June 2, 2013. She was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and loved to fish and work in her flower beds. She also enjoyed crocheting and making bedspreads. She was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.
She is survived by six children, Betty West of Hamburg, Debbie Ritzell and husband Kerry, Louise Davidson and husband Kenneth and Margaret Hughes of Bastrop; Wesley McCowin and wife Sandy of Cocoa, FL, and Wanda Bennevendo and husband George of Frankston, TX; a step-son, Roger Dale Wilson of TN; a sister, Lois Freeman and husband Robert of Las Vegas, NV; 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Wesley Walter McCowin and Billy G. Wilson; her parents, Charlie Cagle and Mae Williamson; a step-daughter, Cheryl Wilson Carpenter; and a step-daughter-in-law, Margaret Wilson.
Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home in Bastrop with Rev. Bill Fowler officiating. Burial was to follow at the Mer Rouge Cemetery. Guest book at www.goldenfh.com.
Obituaries Published June 12
Lillian Ann Allee Brantley
Lllian Ann Allee Brantley, 78, of Crossett died on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation. Born on September 15, 1934, in Austonio, TX to Joe Latham and Carrie Hart Allee, Mrs. Brantley was homemaker until 1970 when she went to work as a nurse at the nursing home. In 1972, she began to work for Dr. Robert Salb and retired after 27 years of service.
Survivors include a son, Mike Brantley of Crossett; a daughter, Belinda Carter and husband Buddy of Hamburg; a sister, Nina McQueen of Pasadena, TX; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brantley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, LaDon Brantley, and a brother, Johnson Allee.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Travis Roberts officiating. Pallbearers were Chris Brantley, Josh Carter, Luke Carter, Cody Brickey and Justin McGough. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Eric "Ricky" Evans
Eric "Ricky" Evans, 26, of Hamburg died Friday, June 7, 2013, at his residence in Hamburg from the complications of an automobile accident eight years ago. A native of Crossett and a resident of Hamburg and Fountain Hill for most of his life, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 2005 and loved music and his Ford truck.
He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Nutt Evans; two brothers, Casey Huff and fiancé Jennifer Harris and Jessy Nutt; a sister, Christy Norrell and husband Jimmy Don of Hamburg; his grandmother, Glaudine Huff of Longview; three nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his father, John Eric Evans, in 2011; his grandparents, Leon and Sally Houston Evans and W. R. Nutt; and his step-grandfather, Buddy Huff.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 9, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers were Wesley Caudillo, Charlie Sawyer, Jake Norrell, John Key, Ray Smith and Logan Stevens. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Hosea "Snapper" Heard, 77, of Hamburg died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care in Monticello. He was a retired timber worker and a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and playing dominoes.
Survivors include three sons, Barron Johnson and wife Oneka of Hamburg and Kevin and Bruce Heard of Detroit, MI; one daughter, Shelby Woods and husband Henry of Jasper, TX; two brothers, Bobby Dale and Sam Dean Heard of Dallas, TX; three sisters, Ruthell Pugh and Eugene McConnell of Homer, LA, and Minnie Mae Heard of Washington, D.C.; 19 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family, loved ones and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Lowe Heard; one daughter, Debbie Sue Heard; his parents, Isaiah and Mattie Jankis Heard; and two sisters, Lee Bertha and Clara Mae Heard.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Willie R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were James Prewitt, Lawrence Booker, Roy Bridges, Ray Watson, Lawrence Tippie and Robert Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Jessie Banks, Walter Jenkins and Adolphus Foster. Burial was in the Phillip Grove Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
Becky "Sissy" Henry
Becky "Sissy" Henry, 66, of Crossett died on Saturday, June 8, 2013. at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born on May 29, 1947, in El Dorado to Monroe and Ruby Murphy Shairrick, Mrs. Henry worked as a cook at the Shairrick Country Store and attended Mount Zion Baptist Church in Hamburg. She enjoyed flowers, fishing and campfires.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Bobby Henry, who she married on June 8, 1968; her mother, Ruby Murphy Shairrick; one daughter, Robbin Sharp and husband Lonnie "Fred" of Crossett; four brothers, Larry Shairrick of Camden, Don R. Shairrick and wife Sherma of Benton, Brent Shairrick and wife Jan of Crossett and Joe Shairrick and Debbie of Hamburg; one sister, Rhonda Hein of Crossett; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and a nephew, Rick Shairrick.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Mount Zion Baptist Church on the Berlin Road outside Hamburg with Bros. Danny Merriweather and Warren Finney officiating. Pallbearers were Billy Shairrick, Michael Shairrick, Conley Shairrick, Bobby Travis, John Clifton and Steven White. Burial followed at the Green Grove Cemetery in Union County with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Johnnie Louise James
Johnnie Louise James, 89, of Eudora died Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Cornerstone Hospital in West. Monroe, LA. A native and lifelong resident of Eudora until two years ago when she moved to Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett, she was a cosmetologist and a member of the Eudora Baptist Church.
She is survived by two nieces, Annette Weindorf and Gail Higginbotham of Hamburg and a cousin, Dessie Lee Biggs of Lake Village. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Thomas and Nannie Sanford James; a sister, Gladys Mathis; and a brother, William Thomas James.
A private memorial service will be held later with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Annie Lee Odom
Annie Lee Odom, 91, of Bastrop, LA, died Thursday, June 4, 2013, at Oak Wood Nursing Home in Mer Rouge, LA. She was a native of Jerome, a homemaker and a member of Northside Mission Church of God in Christ. Mrs. Odom enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening and loved her church.
She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Naomi Spikes of Beekman, LA, and Wanda Odom of Crossett; nine grandchildren, Sharon Spikes, Ester Spikes McHenry, Sandra Wilson and husband Keith, Joseph Spikes, James Odom, III, Creighton Odom and wife Teresa, Orion Odom and Bryan Odom; 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Odom; three sons, Allen Spikes, Johnny, Jr., and James Odom; her parents, Eddie and Anna Mack McMillan; one brother and one sister, Rose Snowden.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Northside Mission Church of God in Christ with Bishop Joe Baylor Mason officiating. Pallbearers are James Terry Arbet, Willie E. Newton, Ed Odom, Joseph Spikes, Marcus Spikes and Terry Minnieweather. Honorary pallbearers are James Odom, III, Orion Odom, Byron Odom, Creighton, Archie and Timothy Spikes. Burial will be in the Beekman Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, from 6-7 p.m. at Northside Mission Church of Christ of Bastrop. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
Mary Dean Naff Pugh
Mary Dean Naff Pugh, 90, of McGehee died on Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. A native of Portland and a resident of McGehee for more than 63 years, she was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, holding state and local offices, and was a member of the board of directors of Bayou Grain of Parkdale, The People's Bank in Portland and Mainline Bankshares of Portland.
She is survived by a son, John Tipton Pugh, Sr., and wife Suzanne of Portland; three grandchildren, Mary Ann Stallings and husband Andy, and John Tipton Pugh, Jr., of Little Rock and Clarke Hampton Pugh and wife Leila of McGehee; seven great-grandchildren; a nephew, Charles Naff of Portland; and a host of friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Henry; her husband of 51 years, John Hampton Pugh; her parents, Henry and Dean Bain Naff; and a brother, Leroy Naff.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the First Presbyterian Church in McGehee with Rev. Kenny Shaw officiating. A private burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 302 N. 4th Street, McGehee, AR 71654, Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home and Family Center, 1501 N. University Ave., Suite 345, Little Rock, AR 72207 or to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, 1 Children's Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, AR 72202. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Annie Mae Dew Riels
Annie Mae Dew Riels, 91, of Hamburg died Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and Hamburg and a resident of the Kilcrease House for the past five years, she was a homemaker and worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg.
She is survived by a son, Glynn Riels and wife Ruth of Fountain Hill; three grandchildren, Alan Riels and wife Lisa, Alicia Kunert and husband Joel and Andy Riels and wife Susan; five great-grandchildren, Allison Bussman and husband Adam, Will Cooper, A. J. Riels, Kayla Riels and Drew Riels. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd M. Riels, in 1993; her parents, Frank and Luna Ann Holland Dew; and her brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Katherine Dew.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, June 7, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Revs. James Morris and Greg Comer officiating. Burial was in the Extra Cemetery. Pallbearers were Douglas Riels, Dale Riels, Allen Farmer, David Farmer, Gary Jeffers, Louis Wood and Frank Dew.
Memorials may be made to the Extra Cemetery Association, c/o Dorothy Farmer, P. O. Box 472, Hamburg, AR 71646 or the Extra United Methodist Church, c/o Vanice Jeffers, 2018 Ashley Road 25, Hamburg, AR 71646. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
William Edward Smith
William Edward Smith, 29, of Hamburg died Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Monticello. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 2003. A heavy equipment operator on a pipeline and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg, he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his mother, Pam LaGrone Smith of Hamburg; his father and step-mother, Johnny and Belle Smith of Moselle, MS; a brother, John Smith and wife Tara of Monticello; his grandmother, Ila Gates LaGrone of Hamburg; three nephews, Wyatt and Maddox Smith and Collin Cobb; a stepbrother, Chris Rogers of Moselle; a stepsister, Michelle Cobb of Petal, MS; aunts, Kay LaGrone Smith of Flower Mound, Texas, and Camille Carpenter and husband Jackie of Perryville; and a very close family of cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred LaGrone and John D. and Evelyn White Smith.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday June 12, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Jimmy Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers are Javan Long, Brandon Harrod, Brent Harrod, Joseph Morton, Josh Hensley, Payton Smith, Preston Smith, Garrett Smith, Trey Holland and Robert Meeks. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Shell, Scott McDonald, Drew Carpenter, Mal Allison, Chuck White, Colby White, Ben Coulter, Derrick Givens, Butch Lochala, Jackie Carpenter, Dale Streeter, Harold Hall, Paul Johnson, Jay Carpenter, Kirby Bonds, Rob Perry, Steve Wooten, Corky Maxwell, Josh Pierce, Bobby Griffin, Hayden Harrod, Drew Perry, John Wesley Jeffers and Michael Stanley. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, 1 Children's Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, AR 72202. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com
Obituaries Published June 19
Idell Burns, 97, of Portland died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Yell County and a resident of Portland since 1942, she was a homemaker and baby-sat a lot of Portland children. She was a member of the Portland Baptist Church. She loved working in her yard, doing find-a-word puzzles and reading National Geographic and Reader's Digest magazines.
She is survived by three sons, James Burns of Fountain Hill; Denver Burns of Portland and Robert "Booster" Burns and wife Mary Jo of Parkdale; a sister, Leola Sission of Dardanelle; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and twelve step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.Q. Burns, in 1975; two grandsons, Michael and Ronnie Burns; a step-grandson, Clarence Shaver; two daughters-in-law, Ellen and Betty Ruth Burns; her parents, Silas and Ada Smith Collins; five sisters, Nettie Brown, Zettie Haynie, Bonnie Sims, Ozelma Walker and Elsie Tippie; and a brother, Brownlo Collins.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m.,Saturday, June 15, at the Portland Baptist Church with Revs. Carl Mason and E. W. Ricks officiating. Burial was in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Burns, James Clayton Burns, Caleb Spaulding, Taylor Spaulding, H. T. Cunningham and Scott Young. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Shaver, Bobby Shaver, Tommy Shaver, Robert Spaulding and David Bell. Memorials may be made to the Portland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 86, Portland, AR 71663 or to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Keith Ladd, 186 Ashley Road 121, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
James Durwood "Dub" Cruce
James Durwood "Dub" Cruce, 78, of the Prairie Grove community died Monday, June 10, 2013, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. Born September 7, 1934, to the late Jay and Rita Maude Bowden Cruce, he was a retired logging contractor and a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church. He loved his work along with working with his cows and was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sara Emma Kinnaird Cruce of Prairie Grove; a son, James Durwood Cruce, Jr., and wife Bonnie of Monticello; two daughters, Rita Sue Cruce Rawls and Dago Allen of Crossett and Sandy Kay Cruce West and husband Bobby of Prairie Grove; two sisters, Helen Cruce Burnett of Monticello and Bertha Cruce Bolin of Fountain Hill; his extended siblings, Billie Jean Doles of Bonita, LA, and Rachel Summerland, Faye Hunter and Ann Austin of Hamburg; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Buster Cruce; a sister, Leatha Cruce Howell; a niece, Claudie Ann Cruce Sparks; and a nephew, Glen Edward Burnett.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel in Monticello with burial following at the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Prairie Grove Cemetery Association or Hospice Home Care, 220 South Bowman Road, Little Rock. Online guest book at www.stephenson dearman.com.
John William Curran
John William "Walking John" Curran, 77, of Hamburg died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at the Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Wilmot, a resident of Hamburg for over 50 years and a former resident of Crossett, he attended Grace Fellowship Ministry Church in Hamburg.
He is survived by a brother, Sam Curran and wife Patsy of Crossett; a sister, Lois Curran of Lebanon, MO; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Sally Crouch Curran; two brothers, Elvin and Melvin Curran; four sisters, Hazel Milligan, Louise Bell, Faye Turner and Belle Allen; and a nephew, Kevin Curran.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. John Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Parkdale Cemetery. Pallbearers are Charles Berryman, Ricky Middlebrooks, Dusty Curran, Ed Crouch, David Allen and Don Paul Flemming. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Ralph "Pete" Higginbotham
Ralph "Pete" Carlton Higginbotham, 83, of Hamburg died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at his residence in Hamburg. Born December 2, 1929, in Hamburg he was a resident of Killeen, Texas, for 40 years, moving back to Hamburg in 1990. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1948. He was a veteran of the United States Army, retiring in 1969 after serving honorably for 20 years. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 4th Award, Army of Occupation Medal with Germany clasp; National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star; Korean Service Medal with one silver star service; Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze service stars; United Nations Service Medal; republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon w/Device (1960); Expert Badge with Auto Rifle Bar with Pistol Bar and Army Aviation-Aircraft Crewman Badge. After his military retirement, he entered the civil service at Fort Hood, Texas, working in the carpenter and locksmith shops for 20 years until he retired in 1990. He was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Gloria Deckelman Higginbotham of Hamburg; a son, Ralph Carlton Higginbotham and wife Sandie of Killeen; four daughters, Debra Gay Smith of Killeen, Karen Ann of Flower Mound, Texas; Sonia Dee Smith and husband Bill of Gatesville, Texas, and Leslie Lyn Carey and husband Ron of San Antonio, Texas; three step-children, Debo and Cindy Yates of Pinola, Mississippi, and Lucky and Pam Hughes of Hesperia, California and Arthur and Debbie Lacy of Le Cajon, CA; two brothers, James Higginbotham and wife Bobbie and Norman Higginbotham and wife Merlyn of Hamburg; four sisters, Annie Joe Smith of Crossett, Betty Eubanks, of Hamburg, Louise Pelton and husband Larry of Eudora, and Margaret Riley of Hamburg; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wives, Bernice Gay Chapman Higginbotham and Elsie Hodges Higginbotham; a son, Randy Wayne Higginbotham; his parents, Gaston and Janie Venters Higginbotham; and two brothers; Frank F. "Bunk" and Lavon "Slick" Higginbotham.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Michael Reese and Trey Emory officiating. Grave-side services with full military honors will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Killeen City Cemetery in Killeen, Texas. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Youth Fund, 765 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
William Thomas Keller
William Thomas Keller, 72, of Lake Village died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Born June 27, 1940, in North Little Rock, the son of the late George T. Keller and Christine Wilson Keller, he was a farmer and a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Betty Keller of Lake Village; two sons, William Tad Keller of Lake Village and Clint Keller of Little Rock; two daughters, Kimberly Keller of Jane, MO, and Taylor Keller of Lake Village; four sisters, Martha Ann Lingo of Oak Grove, LA, Mary Jane Rye of Pioneer, LA, Margie Voegele of Cabot and Barbara King of North Little Rock; and three grandchildren, Courtney Keller, Claire Keller and Jacob Keller. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Marion Keller.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Lakeside United Methodist Church in Lake Village with Rev. John Embrey officiating. Burial was in Holy Innocents Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.
The family requested memorials to Lakeside United Methodist Church, 324 So. Lakeshore Dr. in Lake Village or Arkansas Methodist Childrens Home, 2002 So. Fillmore St., Little Rock, AR 72204. Guest book at www.bishopfuneralhomeinc.com.
John H. McCombs
John Hinemon McCombs, 85, formerly of Hamburg, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Springdale Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springdale. Born in Ashley County on October 30, 1927, to Ashton Pugh McCombs, Sr., and Eugenia Reynolds Hinemon McCombs, he was a resident of the Hot Springs area for 25 years and a resident of Springdale for the past month. He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army, attended Arkansas College in Batesville and was a lifelong member of the Hamburg Presbyterian Church. He loved playing tennis and attending Razorback sporting events.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Joyce Denton McCombs of Arkadelphia, a niece, Mary McCombs Whipple of Arkadelphia; and a nephew, Ashton Pugh McCombs, III, of Fayetteville. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by two brothers, Ashton Pugh McCombs, Jr., and Robert Barnard McCombs.
Grave-side service will be held 2 p.m., Monday, July 1, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Greg Comer officiating. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Barbara Ann Morphis
Barbara Ann Morphis, 69, of Montrose died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Born December 5, 1943, in McGehee, the daughter of the late Roy Coulter and Hazel Taylor Coulter, she was a homemaker and a member of Hope Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors are three sons, Wayne Morphis of Eudora, Wade Morphis of Lake Village and Kevin Morphis of Bristow, OK; a daughter, Vickie Edwards of Snyder; two brothers, Vernon Coulter and Larry Coulter of Montrose; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Morphis, and by a brother, Frank Coulter.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Bishop Funeral Home in Lake Village. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the funeral home chapel with Bros. Ronnie Garrett and Ray Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Bayou Mason Cemetery.. Guest book at www.bishopfuneralhomeinc.com.
Genelle Victory, 51, of Hamburg died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Monroe, Louisiana, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 18 years, she was a homemaker and an avid reader.
She is survived by four daughters, Jessica Pamplin of Meridian, Mississippi, and Andra Doyle, Victoria Victory and Christina Victory of Hamburg; her mother, Omega Price of Jena, LA; three brothers, Roger Fite of Battle Ground, Washington, Carl Duke of Chatham, LA, and Johnny Duke of El Paso, Ark.; two sisters, Jeanette Odom of Caster, LA, and Faye Carroll of Jena; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Ben Duke.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Donald Wright officiating. Pallbearers were Jarett Graves, DeMareau Collins, Steven Pamplin, Brad Odom, Jessie Odom and Bobby Morris. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Johnny Watt, 66, of Crossett died Monday, June 10, 2013, at his residence outside Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, he was a Vietnam era veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Unity Baptist Church. He loved working on and restoring old cars.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Esther Smith Watt of Crossett; two daughters, Paula Johnson of Denver, Colorado, and Lisa Fran Watt of Johnsville; two brothers, Donnie R. and Eddie Mack Watt of Crossett; five grandchildren, Marlee Gunther, Lauren Gilbert, Carley Harrington, Laken Mory and Garrett Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Aiden Hampton and Cohen Gunther; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Chance Watt; and his parents, John E. "Snort" and Nora Pauline Bardin Watt.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 13, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Revs. Kenneth Watt and Richard Kelley officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Donnie M. Watt, Richard E. Watt, Randall B. Watt, Mike Matthews and John Randall Watt. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Hipp, Aaron Watt and Joeydon Watt. Memorials may be made to the Unity Baptist Church, c/o Billie Amos, 520 West Radford Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
James Edward Wooten, Sr.
James Edward Wooten, Sr., 88, of Hamburg died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley County, he was an U. S. Army veteran and a concrete finisher. He was a member and deacon of the Hollis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He loved riding in his Mule and drinking coffee with his friends at LaGrone Drug Store.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Kathleen Harris Wooten of Hamburg; three sons, Eddie Wooten and wife Jackie, Steve Wooten and wife JonEtte and John Wooten and wife Diane; three daughters, Joan Wells and husband Tommy of Hamburg; Brenda Pippen of Crossett and Kathy Fox and husband Wesley of Hamburg; 19 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Pete Wells; a great-grandson, Kye Wells; a great-granddaughter, Morgan Pippen; a grandson-in-law, Paul Berryman; his parents, John and Clara Belle Ready Wooten; a sister, Lorene Wooten Harris; three brothers, Kelsey Wooten, Verdo Wooten, and Elton Wooten; a daughter-in-law, Betty Ann Wooten; and a son-in-law, Bobby Pippen.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, June 14, at the Hollis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Dan Wooten and Josh Carver officiating. Burial was in the Hollis Chapel Memory Garden. Pallbearers were Nathan Wooten, B. J. Pippen, Mike Pippen, Shane Wooten, Steven Wooten and Jon Fox. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Obituaries Published June 26
Emma Deckelman Baxter
Emma Fay Deckelman Baxter, 85, of Dermott died Monday, June 17, 2013. at her home in Dermott. Born to the late Arthur and Helen Irene Gardner Deckelman on November 1, 1927, in Calion, she was a Baptist and graduated from Arkansas A&M with a BA in education. She taught school for several years in Arkansas and Texas and was a former member of the Arkansas State Nursing Board, the Current Topic Book Club and the Third & Fourth Club.
Mrs. Baxter is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Mitchell Baxter of Dermott; a daughter, Andrea Bess Baxter of Albuquerque, NM; two brothers, Leroy Deckelman of Crossett and Thomas Deckelman of Odenville, AL; and two sisters, Gloria Higginbotham of Hamburg and Helen Wolfe of Gillett. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Steven Center Baxter; a daughter, Patricia Helen Baxter; a sister, Maxine Garceau; and brothers Conlyn Deckelman, Arthur Deckelman and Frederick Deckelman.
The family planned a private grave-side service. Memorials can be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Center, at P. O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203 (archildrens.org) or Sunny Shores Sea Camp, P. O. Box 56-1109, Miami, FL 33256 (sunnyshoresseacamp.org). Arrangements were by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of McGehee. Online guest book at www.griffinculpepper.com.
Betsy Lee Miller
Betsy Lee Miller, 61, of Crossett died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at her residence in Crossett. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker and a member of Epistles of God Church of Deliverance in Hamburg. She enjoyed attending church and doing hair.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Williams and wife Teresa of Crossett and Rodney Eddington and wife Veronica of Fordyce; three daughters, Dianna Williams and Latisha Williams and husband Thomas of Crossett and Stephanie Jonathan and husband Alton of Houston, TX; two brothers, Harold Lewis and Cedric Williams of Crossett; two sisters, Mary Bowman and husband Matthew and Inell Trotter of Crossett; 23 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of other family, friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Oscar Lee and Odell Owens Lewis; and four brothers, Oscar Jr. "Sonny," Robert, Roy and Cleotha Lewis.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Mary Arnold officiating. Active pallbearers are Anthony Dawkins, Cain Webb, Derrick Williams, Deon Lewis, Ray Lewis, and James Williams, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Byron Carlock, James Edwards, Jonathan Rochelle, Delvon Williams, Davonne Moore and Howard Pam, Jr. Burial will be in the Union Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.
Curtis M. Rotton, Sr.
Curtis Morrell Rotton, Sr., 84, of Portland died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A native of Pickens and a resident of Portland for the past 46 years, he was a mechanic, a member of the Montrose Baptist Church and an avid sportsman.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Hazel Mosby Rotton of Portland; three sons, Curtis Ray Rotton and wife Linda of Lake Village, Roy Rotton and fiancé Teresa of Portland and Joel Rotton and wife Shirley of Parkdale; a daughter, Cathy Williamson and husband Dewel of Hamburg; a brother, C. B. Rotton of Sarepta, LA; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angela Rotton; a grandson, Jason Rotton; his parents, Frank and Mattie Turner Rotton; eight brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, at the Montrose Baptist Church with Revs. Todd Ferguson, E. W. Ricks and Kenneth Watt officiating. Burial was to follow at the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Derik Williamson, Chris Rotton, Kenneth Rotton, Matthew Lawson, Lawrence Edwards and Bo Edwards. Honorary pallbearers were to be Tommy Frazer and Jerad Selby.
Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 174, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Lathan Stedman, 91, of Warren died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Bradley County Medical Center. Born October 3, 1921, in Warren, a son of the late Norman Stedman and Genie Rogers Stedman, he was a retired employee with Potlatch Timber Company, a United States Army World War II veteran and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He loved hunting and fishing and growing his vegetable garden.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Fox and spouse Jim of Warren; three brothers, Ben Smith of Crossett, Barnard Smith of Warren and G. D. Stedman of Magnolia; a sister, Marilyn Ashcraft of Warren; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Myra Thomason Stedman, whom he married July 7, 1945, and who died November 1, 2005; a daughter, Ann Davis; a brother, Kenneth Stedman; and a sister, Pat Ashcraft.
Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. David Richey officiating by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren. Honorary pallbearers were John George, Eddie Davis, Jamie Fox, Jim Fox, Donald Davis and Ed Lain. Online guestbook www.frazer funeralhome.com.
Edith Doss White
Edith Mae Doss White, 100, of Crossett died on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Hamburg on December 17, 1912, she worked by her husband's side at the Chase Bag Café, the Paper Mill Cafeteria, in their home garden and when he became a pastor. She taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church and was known for her homemade recipes and baked goods, especially hot rolls.
She is survived by a daughter, Faith White Nowlin and husband John; three sons, Reginald Dean White, Donald Lane White and Dale Wade White and wife Shelia of Crossett; eleven grandchildren, Gary White and wife Patty, Wendy Griswould and husband Dan, Denise Hudson, Kim Massey and husband Gary, Kristy McKenzie and husband John, Ken White and wife Denise, Ronza Stell and husband Jerry, Sherri Breshears and husband Keith, Jay Nowlin and wife Felicia, and Phillip Nowlin; 17 great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Ashton R. White, in 1984; an infant daughter, Linda Kay White; her parents, Elmer and Beulah Barnett Doss; four brothers, Wilton, Alvin, James and Charles Doss; a sister, Annie Doss Moore; and two daughters-in-law, Norma Hester White and Thelma Hicks White.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Reginald White, Farrell Breshears and Garry Massey officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were the men of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church, Keith Breshears, Phillip Nowlin, Alan Breshears, David Goodwin, J. L. Jeffers and Roy Rodgers. Memorials may be made to the East Gate Mission, 12278 Isle Royale Drive, Peyton, CO 80831 or to the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 111 Ashley Road 391, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Modean Bailey Woodall
Modean Bailey Woodall, 97, of Crossett died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Naylor, a resident of Crossett for the past eight years and a former resident of Eudora, she was a machine operator at the Eudora Garment Factory, retiring after 34 years of service, and was a member of the Eudora Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Darrell Bailey of Beebe, Gary Bailey of Lacombe, LA, and Harold Bailey of Crossett; two daughters, Dorothy Jones of Crossett and Sharon Kaye Martin of Helena; a sister, Allie Mae Dossett of Memphis; 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Bailey, in 1974; three daughters, Kitty Sue McCain, Ida Mae Martin and Gennia Roper; a son, George Bailey; her parents, C.L. and Ora Boatman Teddleton; two sisters and one brother.
Grave-side services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Eudora. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be 1:45 p.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.