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Robert C. "Bobby" Allison

Robert C. "Bobby" Allison, 82, of Fountain Hill died Monday, July 28, 2014. Born in Ashley County on September 28, 1931, he retired as a field storage technician from Mississippi River Fuel Corp., now Center Point Energy, in Dubach, LA, after working several years in Glendale, West Point and Biggers. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and loved to sing, hunt, fish, and play baseball.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma Bolin Allison; two sons, Mike Allison of Urania, LA, and Paul Allison of Hamburg; two daughters, Jean Alexander and husband Keith of Baton Rouge, LA, and Jan Jenkins and husband Randy of Camden; a sister, Olive McNiece and husband Dewey of McComb, MS; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, Brad Alexander and wife April and their daughter, Mary Katherine of Austin, TX, Brian Alexander of Shreveport, LA, and his daughter, MacKenzie McPhail of Phoenix, AZ, Michelle Alexander of Shreveport, Kelly Addison of Olla, LA, and her children, Kent Pritchard, Case, Abbie and Ayda Addison, Brian Allison of Olla and his children Wyatt, Sarah and Sadie, Chad Allison and wife Jenny and their twins Brayden and Makenzie of Waco, TX, Jeff Jenkins of Camden and Allison Garcia and husband Ernie of Boise, Idaho; Kaylee Stevens and husband Daniel of Jena, LA, and Amanda McDowell and daughter Rylee of Jena; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; his parents, John William and Tempie Jones Allison; four brothers, Noel, Herbert, Quentin and James Allison; five sisters, Barbara High, Inez McGilton, Estelle Locke, Lois Ford and Doris Scott; and a daughter-in-law, Dolores Hollis Allison.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Shiloh Baptist Church with Bro. Eugene Howie officiating. Burial followed at Flat Creek Cemetery with Pat Allison, Tim Allison, Steve Allison, Wade Allison, Noel McGilton, and Bill Scott serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy, Stan, Ted, David and Randy Allison, John High, and Kerry Yelvington. The family requests memorials to Shiloh Baptist Church, c/o Alisa Scott, 774 Ashley 81 East, Hamburg, AR 71646. Guest book at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.

Leland Edward Barnett

Leland Edward Barnett, 74, of Crossett died on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at his home. Born on February 2, 1940, in Crossett to the late Leroy and Sybil Ware Barnett, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Lee Barnett.

A 1959 graduate of Crossett High School, he attended Northeast Louisiana University and was also a regular attendant of the Stamps School of Gospel Music. He, his brothers and parents were hosts of a Sunday morning gospel hour on KAGH radio where they shared their love of gospel music with others. The Barnett family was the 2007 recipients of the Ashley County Gospel Music Hall of Fame for Outstanding Contribution to gospel music in Ashley County. He was a former music director for Temple Baptist Church in Crossett and worked for Georgia-Pacific as a carpenter/painter foreman before becoming a self-employed licensed and bonded contractor.

He loved to crappie fish, hunt and play the piano and southern gospel music. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett and loved his men's Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bettye Morgan Barnett; his three children and their spouses; Debbie Barnett Parks (Ricky Joe), Meleah Barnett Rainey (Jeff), and Lee Barnett, Jr. (Robin), all of Crossett; his grandchildren, Adam Parks, Heath Parks (Tanya), Kristy Parks Fox (Drew), Ryne Rainey, Morgan Rainey, Avery Barnett and Dalton Barnett; his great-grandchildren, Josie Grace Parks, Leland Allan Parks, Braden James Fox, Alena Jolynn Parks and Tanner Matthew Fox; a brother, Mike, of Searcy; and two sisters-in-law, Rosia Barnett and Joyce Barnett; and by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, at the First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655 or Gideon Bible Forms, P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635.

Neal Gregory Bowles

Neal Gregory Bowles, 51, of Luray, VA, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014,in Baltimore, Maryland, after a brief illness. He was an electrician, a Baptist, and an avid guitar player.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Swan Woods of Hamburg; his son, Richard Bowles of Crossett; his stepson, Brad Bailey and stepdaughter, Kim Bailey, both of Crossett; one brother, Philip (Wendy) Bowles of Hamburg; and one sister, Patricia (Phillip) Lockridge of Harrison. He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Bowles of Hamburg, and his adoptive father, Lexie Woods of Crossett.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3, at Egypt Missionary Baptist Church in Milo with Bro. Philip Bowles officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Sandra Avery Bulloch

Sandra Avery Bulloch, 74, of Lake Village died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her residence. A native of Lake Village and resident of Lake Village for many years, she was a former resident of Dermott. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lakeside United Methodist Church. She was a Master Gardener and a member of the Lake Village Garden Club. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and volunteered at the Lake Village Food Pantry. She loved to garden, cook and bake.

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Young and husband Scott of Portland and Leslie Borgognoni and husband William of Lake Village; a son, Donald Bulloch of Bell Buckle, Tennessee; two brothers, Ron Avery and wife Judy of Reno, Nevada, and Chris Avery and wife Patty of Monticello; six grandchildren, Lindsey Williams and husband Clint, Ashley Rutledge and husband Aaron, Taylor Young, Scott Borgognoni, Brooke Borgognoni and David Borgognoni; and two great-grandchildren, Macy and Marly Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marsden and Christine Jones Avery.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, August 3, at the Lakeside United Methodist Church with Revs. Greg Comer and Carl Mason officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Young, William Borgognoni, Taylor Young, Scott Borgognoni, David Borgognoni, Clint Williams and Aaron Rutledge. A private grave-side service was held in the Lake Village Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lakeside United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 192, Lake Village, AR 71653, Lake Village Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 166, Lake Village, AR 71653 or the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Donnie Marie Burns

Donnie Marie Burns, 60, of Crossett died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Newport. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker and member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed playing cards.

She is survived by two sons, Christopher Sims and Micah Gibbs of Crossett; one daughter, Pamela Wilson of Crossett; three brothers, James O'Neal Brown of Tucson, AZ, Carl Miles (Fannie) of Crossett and Edward Miles, Jr., of Crossett; one sister, Ruby Mae Martin of Richmond, CA; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew "Sonny" Burns; one son, Kevin Sims; her parents, Edward and Lola Mae Brown Miles; one grandson, Kelvin Omar Sims; and one sister, JoAnn Warren.

Funeral services were at 11 a. m. Monday, August 4, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers were Dewayne Bridges, Kenneth Burns, Charles Bryant, Curtis Jimerson, Johnny Mack, Jr., Brian Miles, Cottra Miles and Jacob Smith. Honorary pallbearers were the Crossett High School Class of 1972. Burial was in Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Robbie Corker

Robbie Corker, 79, of Peel died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Hospice of the Hills House in Harrison. A native of Hamburg, a resident of Peel for the past 15 years and a former resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Peel Full Gospel Church.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Billy Corker, Sr., of Peel; a daughter, Janis Weber and husband Toby of Sterlington, LA; two sons, Billy Ray Corker, Jr., of Hermitage and Steve Corker and wife Brenda of Clayton, NC; a brother, Larry Johnson of Crossett; 13 grandchildren, Alisa Reichelt, Matt Milner, Calli Milner, Aaron Milner, April Easter, Jake Corker, Kara Jenkins, Melody Mattson, Josiah Weber, Isabel Weber, Jonathan Corker, Denise Eppinette and Beth Lafoy; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dee Dee Milner; her parents, Abe and Katie Evans Johnson; three brothers, Aubrey, Lovell and Abe Johnson, Jr., and two sisters, Maxine White Martin and Eloise Clark.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 2, in the Crossroads Cemetery with Pastor Curly Johnson officiating. Memorials may be made to the Peel Full Gospel Church, P. O. Box 62, Peel, AR 72668. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Parnell Jordan

Parnell Jordan, 92, of Crossett died on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Crossett on May 6, 1922, to Charlie and Ollie Pogue Jordan, he was a mechanic for over 50 years at Jordan's Garage with his brothers and loved to tinker with clocks and various items. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Bonnie Jordan of Crossett; one brother, Perry Jordan of Crossett; one sister, Pauline McClain of El Dorado; two granddaughters, Janel Harper (Scott) and Johnette Hanry (Lance) of Crossett; four great-grandchildren, Colby Harper, Mason Harper, Payton Smith (Scott) and Jon Erik Hanry; and two great-great-grandchildren, Memphis Smith and Brentlee Hanry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Belle Jordan; a son, John Earl Jordan; an infant daughter, Barbara Nell Jordan; and several siblings, Eula Belle Brantley, Annie Morman, J. B. Jordan, Leroy Jordan, Delton Jordan, Pete Johnston, Myrtle Willis, Royce Jordan, Green Jordan and Delmar Jordan.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Colby Harper and James Harrington officiating. Burial followed at the Egypt Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Stephen Thomas Majercin, Jr.

Stephen Thomas Majercin, Jr., 69, of Crossett died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home. Born on November 14, 1944, in Streator, Illinois, to Stephen Thomas Majercin, Sr., and Mavis Irene Hicks, he retired from Georgia-Pacific's paper mill maintenance department after 33 years of service. He was a Christian.

Survivors include his wife, Denise Majercin of Crossett; two daughters, Eva Christine Parrott and Stephanie Massey (Terry) of Crossett; four grandchildren, Brooke Massey, Taylor Parrott and Stephen Tyler Parrott of Crossett and Logan Gardner of Cook's Town, NJ; one great-grandchild, Gattlin Ryker Felkins of Crossett; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His remains were cremated, and a memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2, at Medders Funeral Home of Crossett with Bro. Richard White officiating. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Coleman "Pete" Matthews

Coleman "Pete" Matthews, 65, of Hamburg died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his residence. A native of Portland and a resident of Hamburg for the past 43 years, he was a forester and worked 39 years for Georgia-Pacific Forestry and later Plum Creek Timber Company. He was a member of the Aulds Baptist Church, a member of the Weatherly Hunting Club for the past 25 years and was an avid horseman, hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Eunice Lawson Matthews; three sons, Coleman Matthews and wife Gail, James Matthews and wife Stephanie, all of Hamburg, and Donald Matthews of Crossett; two sisters, Connie Gaskill of Summerville, SC, and Barbara Owens of Hector; four grandchildren, Peyten McNeice, Noland Matthews, Logan Matthews and Hayden Matthews; one great-grandchild, Kyle McNeice; several nieces, nephews and a host of cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coleman C. and Bernice Brown Matthews; and a daughter-in-law, Belinda Lephiew Matthews.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 31, in the Portland Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Bates officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Weatherly Hunting Club. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Kim Scoggins

Kim Scroggins, 53, of Crossett died Friday, August 1, 2014, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Forrest City, a resident of Crossett since 2010 and a former resident of Parkdale, she was a homemaker and a member of the Indian Switch Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Billy Gene Scroggins of Crossett; two sons, Michael Scroggins of Clarksville and Phillip Scroggins of Benton; two daughters, Lindsey Forrest and husband Stephen of Crossett and Danielle Powers of Frederick, Maryland; a brother, Nickey Weatherford of Truman; a sister, Lana Weatherly of Wilmot; three grandchildren, Braden, Brock and Chloe Forrest; several nieces and nephews and a host of extended family. She was preceded in death by a daughter, April Scroggins, in 1981 and her parents, Ross and Veda Reece Weatherford.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Monday, August 4, in the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Roger West officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Mary Nannie Summers

Mary Nannie Summers, 83, of Chidester, formerly of Warren, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. She was born February 9, 1931, in Warren to the late Shelton Adams and Eva Flippo Adams.

She is survived by three sons, Jim Bryant and wife Mary of Rogers, Gene Bryant of Stafford, VA, and Randy Bryant and wife Beth of Rogers; two daughters, Regina O'Neill and husband Gary of Warren and Kathy Atkinson and husband Steve of Stella, MO; two brothers, Shelton Adams, Jr., and wife Louvenia "Vennie" of Crossett and John Adams of Rogers; two sisters, Catherine "Kitty" Allen of Crossett and Ida Greenwood and husband Gerald of Spring Hill, TN; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Meade Adams, Charles Adams, and Jimmy "Jimbo" Adams; a sister, Louise Clemons; and a grandson, Brett Bryant.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday August 4, at Willoughby Baptist Church in Warren with Rev. Ken Keys officiating. Burial was in the Willoughby Cemetery by Frazer's Funeral Home. Online guest book www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

Luther Forrest Webb

Luther Forrest Webb, 81, of Little Rock, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Baptist Medical Center. Born on September 25, 1932, in Marianna to Guy and Ethel Webb, he graduated from the Marianna Public School System in 1950. He attended Little Rock University and then enlisted in the Navy and settled in Crossett in 1953 and enjoyed a successful career in the hardware, lumber and construction business at Ideal Lumber Company. As a businessman, he was instrumental in the growth and development of Crossett. He attended Fellowship Bible Church, volunteered at the Bill Clinton Library, loved playing Bridge, enjoyed tending to his roses and spent many hours traveling and completing projects with his brother-in-law.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Betty Stuart Ripley Webb; a daughter, Beverly Gammel (Lamar), and two sons, Mike Webb (Staci) and Doug Webb, all of Crossett. His extended family included, Randy Ripley (Claudette) of Little Rock, Lynn Walton of Batesville, Rodger Ripley (DJ) of Conway, a brother and sister-in-law, Buster and Carol Stuart of Little Rock; grandchildren, Haley Beavert (Chris) of Cabot, Courtney Johnson (Michael) of Austin, TX, Jason Gammel of Little Rock, John Michael Webb (Samantha) and Bryce Moon of Crossett, Katie Evans (Chad) of Mayflower, Brooke and Maci Webb of Crossett, Joel Webb of Houston, TX, Christian Webb of Nashville, TN, Pauline Prude (Matthew) of Fayetteville, Susannah, Summie and Greer Ripley of Little Rock, Mary Stuart, Caroline and Thomas Walton of Batseville, Curtis Ripley (Kerri) and Stuart Ripley of Conway; great-grandchildren, Cortlyn and Mary Keaton Beavert, Katie and Parr Johnson, Nolan Evans, Pryor Webb and Deacon Ripley. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Milton Webb; a sister, Barbara Webb Groves Hankins; a daughter-in-law, Karen Holloway Webb; a grandson, Jeff Gammel; and the mother of his children, Mary Ellen Webb.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Butch Phelps, a nephew, officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials are asked to a favorite charity.

Dylan Weeks

Dylan Weeks, 19, of Hamburg died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, as the result of an automobile accident. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 2013 and worked for M&M Tire Company. He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Ministries and attended Southside Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of three weeks and one day, Starlitt Prescott Weeks; a son, Dylan Ray "DJ" Weeks, Jr., of Hamburg; his mother, Regina Weeks of Magnolia; his grandparents, Kenneth and Becky McCrory Griffin of Hamburg and Edward and Eunice Hannah Weeks of Lake Village; his great-grandmother, Sally Estelle Selby of Hamburg; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, L. D. and Shelia Prescott of Portland; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Bill and Inez Weeks and Loften and Betty Griffin and Monroe McCrory.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 2, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Charles Miller officiating. Burial was in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frankie Martin, Dakota Martin, Justin Martin, Ryan Carpenter, Earl McCrory and Robert Earl McCrory.

Dylan gave blood at every opportunity, and the family asks that friends donate blood in his memory. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Charlie L. Williams

Charlie L. Williams, 64, of Crossett died on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Born October 16, 1949, in Empire to Willie and Annie Mae Williams, he was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, where he previously served on the usher board and a member of the T.W. Daniels class of 1968. He worked as a clipper operator for Georgia Pacific until he retired in 2003 after 35 years and played softball on occasion. He loved watching the Razorbacks, the L. A. Lakers, and the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed grilling for big Labor Day family gatherings.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Williams of Crossett; two sons, Reginald Williams of Fayetteville and Jason D. Bivens of Crossett; one daughter, Monda L. Bivens Tucker (Lester) of Crossett; one granddaughter, Rayvonn Watson of Crossett; one grandson, Javon Watson of Crossett; four sisters, Ovetta Click, Cora Couser of Crossett and Edna Adams (James) of Crossett and Willie Mae Williams of Mobile, AL; one brother, Willie Williams, Jr. of Mobile; and in-laws Early and Eloise Bivens of Crossett; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Annie Lee Norwood and Virgil Nichols

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 9, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse L. Radford, Jr., officiating, followed by burial at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers are Carvin Jones, Milton Gaston, Charles Cobbs, William Simpson, John Carson, and Mitchell Scott. Honorary pallbearers are Glen Ellis and Willie Couser.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 8, at the funeral home. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Ray Anthony Wilson

Ray Anthony Wilson, 51, of Fountain Hill died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. Born on August 8, 1962, he was a material spreader for the Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind and a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of ten years, Debra Joyner Wilson; two step-sons, Maurice Spencer and wife Denise and Markeith Joyner of Little Rock; one step-daughter, Vanquitta Joyner of Little Rock; his parents, Ordolph and Nazaree Wilson of Fountain Hill; two brothers, Larry Miller and wife Janisteen of Lacey and Ronald Wilson and wife Sheila of Fountain Hill; one sister, Audray Wilson of Fountain Hill; six grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, friends and loved ones.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 9, at the Fountain Hill Church of Christ with Bro. Jamie Rochelle officiating. Pallbearers are Maurice Spencer, Johnathan Wilson, Markeith Joyner, Calvin Miller, Darnell Simmons and Dennis Cole. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

James "Jim" Elton Woods, Sr.

James "Jim" Elton Woods, Sr., 69, of Hamburg died at his home on Monday, July 28, 2014. Born on September 8, 1944, in Crossett to Travis Elton and Frankie Laverne Woods, he retired after 42 years at Georgia Pacific where he worked as a converting superintendent. He was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church and the Arkansas Trace Hunting Club. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, camping and hunting, but especially loved duck hunting.

He is survived by his daughter, Angie Haynie (Kenny) of West Monroe, LA; one son, James "Jimmy" Woods, Jr., (Kristie) of Crossett; one stepson, Jonathon Pannell (Tonya) of Hamburg; one brother, Glen Woods (Joann) of Decatur, AL; three sisters, Lanell Pigg (Jim), Brenda Gowan (Larry) and Sherry Cameron (Scott), all of Crossett; three grandsons, Stan Haynie (Katie) of Crossett, Ryne Haynie of West Monroe, LA, and Damien Moyers (Lyndsey) of Bonita, LA; one granddaughter, Ashton Woods of Crossett; two step-granddaughters, Destinee Pannell Lyons (Bradley) of Washington and Carla Pannell of Hamburg; and one step-grandson, Nicholas Akers of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Patsy Woods; a sister, Carolyn Fleming; a stepdaughter, Lynnette Pannell; and his companion, Emmie Kinnaird.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating followed by burial at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Mike Cain, Richard Clark, Bobby Miller, Julian Bayliss, Jarrod Bowen, Gayle Bunn, Thad Douglas and Greg Smith. Honorary pallbearers include Larry Gowan, Jim Pigg, the Arkansas Trace Hunting Club and GP co-workers.

The family requests memorials to Ashley County Cares, The American Cancer Society, or Hospice Homecare in Monticello. Guest book at www.medders funeralhome.com.

Obituaries Published August 13

Ethan Anthony Brantley

Ethan Anthony Brantley, 21, of Crossett died Thursday, August 7, 2014. Born on June 14, 1993, to Tony and Barbie Brantley, he was a 2011 graduate of Crossett High School, a 2014 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Crossett Technical College and a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and Razorback football and traveled to games with his family when he could.

He is survived by his parents, Tony and Barbie Kelley Brantley; one sister, Emily Anne Brantley; his grandparents, J. B. and Doris Kelley and Travis Fulton Brantley, all of Crossett; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Edith Faye Brantley.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 10, at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Don Justice and Colby Harper officiating followed by burial at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Marnell Edmonds Green

Marnell Edmonds Green, 82, of Crossett died Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation. She was a native of Lincoln County, a homemaker, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and crafts.

She is survived by a son, Carl Delmon Green and wife Barbara of Crossett; one daughter, Gail Jeffers and husband Carl, Jr., of Hamburg; three brothers, Billy Edmonds and wife Ardath, Charles Ray Edmonds and wife Shirley and Mackie Edmonds and wife Vickie, all of Star City; one sister, Tootsie Bradshaw and husband George Allen of Star City; two grandchildren, Matthew Jeffers and wife Traci of Smackover and Tia Holcomb of Hamburg; and a host of other family, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haywood Edison Green; her parents, George Carl and Beulah Morrison Edmonds; and three brothers, J .G. Edmonds, Joe Gray and Hubert Edmonds.

Grave-side memorial services were at Butler Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Star City Saturday, August 9 at 3 p.m. with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. G uest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

Archie Wendell Harris

Archie Wendell Harris, 61, of Crossett died Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church and a former employee of the Ashley County Sheltered Workshop

He is survived by his mother, Betty Sims Harris of Crossett; one brother, Eddie Charles Sims of Crossett; two sisters, Jacqueline Rhodes and husband Curtis of Bastrop, LA, and Linda Henderson of Rockford, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Archie James "A. J." Harris, Jr., and his brother, Donald Harris.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Revs. Tyrone Broomfield and Harriel White officiating. Pallbearers were to be Tony R. Allen, Columbus Foster, Elbert R. Gibbs, Willie Griffin, III, Herman Newton and Terrian Keys. Honorary pallbearers were to be Gates Chapel stewards and trustees. Burial was to follow in the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

Betty Jean Johnson

Betty Jean Johnson, 82, of Crossett died on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. Born in Warren on August 1, 1932, to the late Fred Ray and Doshie Marie Williams, she enjoyed crocheting and watching westerns, especially The Rifleman and anything starring John Wayne. She was an active member of Mount Olive Baptist Church where she belonged to the Young at Heart group and served as the Sunday School secretary for eleven years.

She is survived by five daughters, Donna Lee and husband Mike of White Hall, Terri Roberts and husband Steve of Arkadelphia, Jeanne Cozine and husband Rick of Fortson, GA, Susan Powell and husband Wayne of Waldo and Lisa Causey and husband John of Monticello; one son, David Johnson and wife Veronica, of Lexington, AL; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman L. Johnson, five brothers, Jack, Billy, James, Gerald and Don Williams; and four grandchildren, Jaicee Danielle and Jacob Alexander Causey and Joshua and Sadie Johnson.

Funeral services were at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge and David Tohlen officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Gary Herron, Aaron Lee, Scott Sasser, Zach Vest, Richard Stich and Don Woods. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Sasser and Darren Boykin. Guest book at www.meddersfuneral home.com.

Josephine "Jody" Smith

Josephine "Jody" Smith, 75, of West Monroe, LA, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Born April 10, 1939, she was a retired front end manager with Brookshire's Grocery and a member of Community Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Rusty Smith and wife Cheryl of Jena, LA, and James Neal Smith of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren, Curtis Smith of New Orleans, Stephanie Smith of Washington state, Chris Allen, Robin Allen, Joshua Smith and Tommy Smith, all of Jena; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, George Vestal of Fountain Hill, Marvin Vestal of Snyder, Lyndon Vestal of West Monroe, Tony Vestal of Portland, Linda Vestal of Bellville and Judy Sadler of Portland; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Archie and Jennie Vestal; a son, Jerry Lamar Smith; and a brother, Claude Reid Vestal.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, August 8, at Community Baptist Church in West Monroe with Rev. Danny McIlveene officiating. Burial followed in the Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe.

Pallbearers were Curtis Smith, Chris Allen, Robin Allen, Josh Smith, Bubba Jackson and Tommy Smith. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Guest book at www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com

Roger White

Roger White, 88, of Hamburg died Sunday August 10, 2014, at the Stonegate Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and served in Hawaii, the Philippines, the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Okinawa and was awarded one Battle Star. He was a Mason and member of the Promise Land Masonic Lodge where he served as secretary for several years. He was a recent recipient of a 50 year pin and the Pillar of Solomon award. He was a cattle farmer and a member of the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association where he served as treasurer for several years. He worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 39 years and was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and a former member of the Mist Deer Camp.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Jenkins and husband Jeff and Norma Swan; a daughter-in-law, Ramona Harville, all of Hamburg; a sister-in-law, Clellis Stanley of Fountain Hill; nine grandchildren, Phil Harville and wife Jenny, Crystal Savage and husband Barry, Lexie and Grayson Harville, Darren Swan and wife Cathy, Angela Harville, Stacie Kirby and husband Kevin, Zack and Jake Jenkins; and nine great-grandchildren, Courtney Breedlove, Emily Rush, Brayden Harville, Jayden Estelle, Abbie and Bryce Wesson, Brit Swan, Easton Mullinax and Hastin Savage.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Floy Stanley White, on August 10, 2008; a son, Billy Wayne Harville earlier this year; his parents, Calvin and Carrie Kelley White; seven brothers, Vernon, Roy, Eugene, Harold, Olan, Dewayne and Milton White; four sisters, Bernice Wiggley, Goldie Sivils, Inez Corder and Doradean Smith; and a son-in-law, Bruce Swan.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Michael Reese and Travis White officiating. Burial will be in the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers are Darren Swan, Bryce Wesson, Zack Jenkins, Edward Gulledge, Willard Erwin, Phil Harville and Easton Mullinax. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Wayne Graves, the members of the Hamburg Masonic Lodge #465 and the Mist Deer Camp. 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 by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Obituaries Published August 20

Catherine J. Edmonston

Catherine J. Edmonston, 88, of Crossett died on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Born on February 17, 1926, in Crossett to the late Charlie and Lummie Sutton Johnson, Mrs. Edmonston retired from Georgia Pacific's #1 Mill after working as a secretary for 44 years. She liked to work in her yard, work crossword puzzles, fish, and was a wonderful hostess. She was a very active member of North Crossett First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years.

Survivors include four stepdaughters, Vickie Ramsey and John of Heber Springs, Terri Webb, Toni Hyatt and Tracy Monk, all of North Little Rock; a niece that she raised, Susie Bolin and Sammy of Crossett; six grandchildren, Jody Parker, Brian Amaden, Jacob and Kreglyn Hyatt and Jeanie and Dora Ralph; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Dooley, Braska and Doyle Johnson; three sisters, Mildred Hughes, Exie Hodges and Charlene Barrett; and her husbands, Carrol Roberts and R. H. Edmonston.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were to be Jim Hudson, Doug Hudson, Larry Hudson, Bobby R. Johnson, Billy W. Johnson and Mike Herrington. Honorary pallbearers were to be Joe Eubanks, Jimmy Stafford, Lamar Hill, Gale Anders, Denon Cagle, Chuck Johnson, Wally Johnson and Ricky McDaniel.

Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to North Crossett First Baptist Church, 1035 Hwy 133, Crossett, AR 71635. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Lois Dickerson Farmer

Lois Dickerson Farmer, 81, of Crossett died on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at her home. Born on January 29, 1933, in Crossett to the late Wiley Britton and Sadie Townsend Lochala, Mrs. Farmer was a homemaker and enjoyed working with flowers and decorating. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church and was very involved with the Girl's Auxiliary and was the director of WMU and, as long as she was able, attended the Missionary Parents Support Group.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Farmer of Crossett; three sons, Steve Dickerson and Mary Ann of Seymour, MO, David Dickerson and Shelia of Crossett and Randell Dickerson and Cherrie of West Monroe, LA; two stepsons, Clyde Farmer and Debbie of Crossett and Lloyd Farmer and Betty of Johannesburg, South Africa; one stepdaughter, Joyce Kelley and Phillip of Crossett; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a host of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Robert "Bob" Dickerson, in 1990.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge and David Tohlen officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Colby Dickerson, Caleb Dickerson, Brady Dickerson, Brian Farmer, Lane Kelley and Jerry Ozment. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Farmer's Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Fund, 1533 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Elner Maxwell

Elner Maxwell, 104, of the White Station community south of Crossett died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation in Crossett. Born in Tallulah, LA, on May 3, 1913, she was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church of Crossett and spent her long life as a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, and cooking.

She is survived by her two sons, Howard Pam, Sr., of Crossett, and Elijah "Charles Mack" Moss of Seattle, Washington, along with a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Della Jefferson; her husband, Charlie Maxwell; and a daughter, Erlene Pam.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 21, at New Bethel Baptist Church with pastor Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating with burial following at Ryles Chapel Cemetery in White Station under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Lela "Rita" McKoin

Lela Aurelia Washington "Rita" McKoin, 87, of Jones, LA, died Saturday, August 9, 2014. Born in Baker, Louisiana, in 1927 she was a homemaker. She married the love of her life, Marvin McKoin, and they raised their seven children in his home town of Jones, LA. She drove the Bonita bus for Prairie View Academy for some years, became an expert at operating heavy equipment and raised beautiful flowers and vegetables.

Survivors include her husband of sixty-eight and a half years, Marvin Lee McKoin; three daughters, Jackie Young and husband George of Monroe, LA, Cindy Peralta and husband Alfred of Wilmot and Bessie Reynolds and husband Kevin of Wilmot; three sons, Lee McKoin of Bonita, LA, Dallas McKoin of Wilmot and Steven McKoin and wife Jan of Jones, LA; a sister, Lou Booth and her daughter, Janet Ryan, of Daphne, AL; a nephew, Kenny Smith of Baton Rouge, La, along with numerous other nieces and nephews, 25 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianne McKoin; a daughter-in-law, Yvonne McKoin; a grandson, Jeffery Scott McKoin; and a granddaughter, Stormi Ober.

Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Wednesday, August 13, in the chapel of Golden Funeral Home in Bastrop with Rev. Terry Young officiating. Burial followed at Pine Grove Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Clay Johnson, Jake Johnson, Ben Johnson, Chad Grice, Jason Young, Todd Polk, Grant Rambo and Damien Moyers. The honorary pallbearers will be the other grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Cemetery. Guest book at www.goldenfh.com.

Rusty James Savage

Rusty James Savage, 28, of Crossett died Friday, August 8, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was an Ashley County native, living in Hamburg for 13 years and in Crossett for 15 years. He was a mobile home mover and a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God. He enjoyed gospel music, singing, writing poetry, watching football, playing basketball and talking to friends.

He is survived by his mother, Alisa White of Crossett; his father, Bobby Savage of Crossett; one sister, Sabrina Ann Edwards of Crossett; a niece, Kylie Marie Edwards; his paternal grandmother, Lois Linares of Hamburg; his maternal grandmother, Rosemary Martin of Monticello; his maternal grandfather, Wiley Cecil White, Jr.; his maternal step-grandmother, Sue White of Junction City; and a host of other family, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Boyd Fletcher Savage.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, August 15, at Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bro. John Martin officiating. Pallbearers were Joseph Savage, Jerry Lee Savage, B. J. Vail, Nathan Buckles, Noe Rivera and Erik Hill. Burial followed in the Flat Creek Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Robert Harold Wesson

Robert Harold Wesson, 41, of Hamburg died Monday, August 11, 2014. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1992 and had worked for Georgia-Pacific Corp. for the past 21 years. He was a member of the Rolfe Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and an avid horseman and enjoyed trail rides and hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Lisa Kelley Wesson; three sons, Lane Wesson, Nicholas Wesson and Dustin Wesson; two daughters, Moreland Wesson and Katelynn Wesson; his parents, Kenneth and Annette Tanksley Wesson; a sister, Alicia Franklin and husband Ted, all of Hamburg; his grandmother, Evelyn Tanksley of Crossett; two nieces, one nephew and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ashley Nicole Wesson, in 2000 and his grandparents, Everett and Jean Wesson and Clyde Tanksley.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, August 15, at the Rolfe Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with Bros. Carlton White and Keith Wesson officiating. Burial was in the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frankie White, Wade Pennington, Jeff Ross, Denton Rice, David Owens and Weston Weaver. Honorary pallbearers were Pete Jones and Billy Rice. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Obituaries Published August 27

Frances Louise Spivey Baber

Frances Louise Spivey Baber, 94, of Russellville Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born on April 17, 1920, in Hamburg, the daughter of John William Spivey and Helen Welsh Spivey, she graduated from Hamburg High School and attended Arkansas A&M College in Monticello.

In 1939, she married Harold Truman Baber. They later moved to Arkadelphia where they lived most of their married life. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Henderson State University, taught in Arkadelphia and later retired from the Arkadelphia school system. She moved to Little Rock in 1994 after the death of her husband where she was a member of the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and the Butler Sunday School Class. In 2010, she moved to Russellville.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen Spivey Baber Dunn and husband Donald L. Dunn of Russellville; grandchildren Lynna Louise Dunn Fuller and great-granddaughter, Nola Grace Fuller of Bellingham, WA; Laura Elizabeth Dunn Lee and husband Christopher A. Lee and great-grandsons, Liam Christopher Lee, Benjamin Sawyer Lee and Wyatt Walker Lee of Los Angeles, CA; grandson, Jonathan Baber of Houston, TX; granddaughter Roseanna Baber Hill and husband Jason Hill and great-granddaughter Isabelle, of Washington D.C., and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Truman Baber; a son, Harold Truman Baber, Jr.; another son, James Spivey Baber, who died in infancy; a brother, James R. Spivey, who died in World War II; and a brother, John W. Spivey, Jr., of Hamburg.

Private funeral services were by Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Memorials may be sent to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Foundation. Guest book at www.ruggleswilcox.com.

William Dale Bolin

William Dale Bolin, 73, of Crossett died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at his home. Born on July 27, 1941, in Milo to Irma A. Sawyer Bolin and W. M. "Doc" Bolin, he retired from Georgia Pacific Corp. as tissue mill superintendent on January 23, 2003. He also retired from Albany International where he worked as an application specialist. He traveled most of the U.S. and some foreign countries working with various producers to advance the art of papermaking. He was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God and where he served as a board member for many years and was Sunday School superintendent and teacher.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Annette "Ann" Pennington Bolin; a daughter, Lana Paige Bolin with husband Bryan; a grandson, Dax Colbie Bolin and wife Katie; his mother, Irma A. Bolin, all of Crossett; two brothers, Jerry G. Bolin and wife Virginia of Morrilton and Johnnie M. Bolin of Crossett; two sisters, Judy Ray of Crossett and Kitty Storset and husband Karman of Port Orchard, Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, a sister-in-law, Betty Bolin; and brother-in-law, Bobby Ray.

A celebration of life service was at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, at Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bro. John Martin officiating followed by burial at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Steven Bolin, Mike Ray, Logan Ray, Karman Storset, Todd Rice, Ronnie McDonald, Jimmy Guin, and Tony Hartley. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Keller, Dale Norrell, Harold Tucker, Gordon Rice, John Pennington, Scott Parker, Kenneth Knight, Sam Curran, Charles Berryman, and all Georgia Pacific employees. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Charles Kenneth Bowden

Charles Kenneth Bowden, 78, of the Prairie Grove community died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his home. Born April 15, 1936, in Drew County to the late Howard Bowden and Mary Frances Howell Bowden, he worked for the Soil Conservation Service, was a pulpwood subcontractor and farmer. A member of Ladelle Baptist Church, he served in the U. S. Army National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Cavie Joiner Bowden; two daughters, Angie Sowell and husband Tommy of the Prairie Grove community and Amy Bowden and husband Kenny of Hamburg; one brother, Clifford Bowden of Goose Hollow; two sisters, Geneva Clampit and Ruth Ferguson of Monticello; five grandchildren, Keith Sowell and wife Sarah, Kelly Myers and husband Grant, Taylor Wells, Shanie Wells and Bodie Bowden; one great-grandson, Peyton Myers; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Downey Bowden and brother-in-laws, Rev. Jack Ferguson and Willard Clampit.

Services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with burial following at the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.

Joy Burchfield

Joy Burchfield, 61, of Hamburg died Sunday, August 24, 2014, at her residence. A native of Wichita, Kansas, and a resident of Hamburg, Fountain Hill and Crossett for many years, she graduated from El Dorado High School and was a Baptist.

She is survived by two daughters, Terri Kelley of Hamburg and Lily Burchfield of Little Rock; her father and step-mother, Flacy and Peggy Kenly of Waldo; a brother, Bobby Cobb of Magnolia; and three grandchildren, Will Taylor, Christian Baker and Sadie Grace Burchfield. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ophelia "Opie" Lynn Baker, in 2012; and her mother, Glenda Wells.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 28, at Jone-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Dorothy Haynes Caldwell

Dorothy Haynes Caldwell, 84, of Little Rock died Friday, August 22, 2014. Born in Wilmot on September 24, 1929, to Vessie Lee Haynes and Annie Marter Haynes, Mrs. Caldwell graduated from Wilmot High School. She lived in Parkdale for many years and worked beside her husband in the Bank of Parkdale, which later became Delta Trust and Bank. After her husband's death and her retirement, she moved to Little Rock to be near her daughters. She was a member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church and attended St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock. She was also a member and past treasurer of Pulaski County Republican Women.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynne Caldwell Stewart and Ann Caldwell Ratcliff, both of Little Rock; a sister-in-law, Loraine Haynes of Wilmot; three nieces, Mary Dell Harrod of Hamburg, Yvonne Horne of Smackover, and Annie Haynes of Hamburg; and two nephews, David Haynes of Crossett and Charles Haynes of Hensley. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Caldwell; her parents; three siblings, Dell Haynes Winters, Audie Haynes McKee, and Charles Edward Haynes; and a son-in-law, Jack Stewart.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 27, at St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock. Grave-side service will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 28, in the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Greg Comer officiating. Memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church Prayer Shawl Ministry or to a charity of choice. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jones-Hartshorn Funral Home. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Mark Craig

Mark Craig, 59, of Lake Village died Monday, August 18, 2014, at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. A native and resident of Hamburg for many years, he had lived in Lake Village for the past two years. A1972 graduate of Ashdown High School in 1972 and an U. S. Navy veteran, he was a welder and owned Craig Construction Company. A member of the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, he loved motorcycles and enjoyed riding his Harley and working on hot rods.

He is survived by two sons, B. J. Craig and wife Taylor of Sherwood and Gary Craig and wife Kimberly of Simpsonville, SC; two daughters, Tara Craig Smith and husband John of Monticello and Nicole Craig Culp and husband Jared of East End; his mother, Sue Platt of Texarkana, Texas; a brother, Randy Craig of Lake Village; two sisters, Christy Meeks and Shannon Clark of Hamburg; seven grandchildren, Jade, Payton, Craig Allen, Morgan, Skyler, Wyatt and Maddox; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Craig.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, August 22, at the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church with Bros. Bruce Culp and John Williams officiating. Burial was in the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jared Culp, John Smith, Craig Allen Culp, Colt Craig, Dakota Meeks, Taelor Clark and Bruce Culp. Honorary pallbearers were Tim Pennington, Bruce Meeks, Frank Ross, Phillip Reed, Jade Craig, Payton Craig, Randy Craig and Larry Craig. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Marie Ellison

Ophelia Marie Ellison, 95, of Crossett died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born on October 25, 1918, in Alba, TX, to Leonard and Iva Bowden Willis, she was an active member of the Baptist Church all her life. After she moved to Crossett, she was a member of South Main Baptist Church the rest of her life. Active in Eastern Star in her early life, she was a professional cake decorator for 35 years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting and all types of arts and crafts.

Survivors include three daughters, Pat and Rev. Donald Smith of Strong, Connie Myers and Dona Lowe and Phillip of Crossett; one sister, Lovie Hamilton of Houston, TX; six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 14 great- great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruel Lawrence "Dink" Ellison, her daughter, Barbara Ruth Ellison; and three grandsons, Paul and David Smith and Robert Myers; her parents, four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 22, at South Main Baptist Church with Bros. Lyle Hern and Donald Ray Smith officiating. Burial followed at the Strong Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Pallbearers were Donnie Smith, Larry Cannon, Faron Frisby, Steven Myers, Justin Myers, Josh Myers and Jimmy Cannon. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Myers, James Myers, Caleb Smith, John Paul Smith, Michael Myers, Tony Phillips, Ryan Smith and K. W. Neal.

Charles V. Grassi, Sr.

Charles V. Grassi. Sr., 80, of Lake Village, formerly of Crossett, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Born December 10, 1933, in Lake Village to the late Victor Grassi and Stella Alpe Grassi, he was the owner of Pierce-Grassi Lumber Company for years, an army veteran, a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and an avid hunter and golfer. In 2012, he was inducted into the University of Arkansas at Monticello Football hall of fame.

Survivors are his wife, of 56 years, Mary Jane Kennedy Grassi of Lake Village; a son, Charles V. Grassi, Jr., and wife Cindy of Crossett; two daughters, Monta Kay Robert and husband Harvey of West Monroe, LA, and Charlotte Phillips and husband Fred of Alix; two sisters, Catherine Haverkamp of Lake Village, and Vicky Clements of Oxford, MS; five grandchildren, Betsy, Shea, Megan, Lexie, and Dougan; and three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Paisley, and Jace. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Johnny and Joe Grassi.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Father Theophilus Okpara as celebrant. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park near Crossett.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Mary Schools P.O. Box 272 Lake Village, AR 71653. Guest book at www.bishop funeralhomeinc.com.

John C. Jeffers

John C. Jeffers, 65, of Hamburg died Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1967 and worked for Georgia-Pacific Corp. for 40 years, retiring in 2006. He was a member of the Hollis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Slaughter Jeffers of Hamburg; two sons, John Paul Jeffers and wife Ginger of Monticello and Clint Jeffers and wife Mandy; a daughter, Niki Hicks and husband Chris; his mother, Bonita Fairchild Jeffers; three brothers, Gary Jeffers, James Jeffers and Larry Jeffers, all of Hamburg; three sisters, Janett Jones of Fountain Hill, Mary Ivey and Virginia Bowman, both of Hamburg; eight grandchildren, Garrett, Grant, Joanie, Jay, Ace, Ali, Belle and Christopher and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jill Taylor Jeffers, and his father, Woodrow Jeffers.

Grave-side were at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 23, in the Hollis Chapel Memory Garden with Bro. Josh Carver officiating. Pallbearers were his sons and grandsons. Memorials may be made to the Hollis Chapel Memory Garden, c/o Joan Wells, 263 Ashley Road 425, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Bertha Lee Jones

Bertha Lee Jones, 65, of Crossett died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Life Touch Hospice Facility in El Dorado. Born on June 15, 1949, in Eudora to the late Will and Bernice Jones, she grew up in Crossett and was a member of the T.W. Daniel Class of 1967. She joined Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church but visited all the churches in the community.

Survivors include a Steve Holman of Minneapolis, MN; three daughters, Tina Hampton of Kansas City, MO, Edna Jones of Memphis, TN, and Sharonda Holman of Racine, WI; one brother, Luke Jones and wife Savannah of Houston, TX; three sisters, Edna Hampton and Belinda Dawkins and husband Sherman of Crossett, and Marion Woods of Chicago, IL; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 at Medders Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Pastor Jesse Radford, Jr., and Revs. Ricky Matheney and Murlee Carter officiating followed by burial at Westview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fredie Hargraves, Herman Newton, James Allen, Larry Rogers, Eddie Hawkins and Curtis Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Cedric Hampton, Sr., Terry Gaston, JeffGaston, Michael Woods, Darryl Hampton, Maurice Woods, Cedrix Hampton, Jr., A. J. Hampton, Vincent Woods and the T.W. Daniel Class of 1967. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday the funeral home. Guest book at www.meddersfuneral home.com.

Harbison "Hob" Moffatt

Harbison "Hob" Moffatt, 82, of Hamburg died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at home. Born April 22, 1932, at Milo, a son of the late Elmer Wade Moffatt, Sr. and Druzie Evelyn Wolfe Moffatt, he received his education in the Fountain Hill public schools. He was a retired station operator for Mississippi River Transmission Company and a member of the Eden Baptist Church. He married Nancy Carolyn Wherry on March 7, 1957, at Bastrop, La., and she died October 5, 1998.

Survivors include three sons, Frank Moffatt and John Moffatt of Hamburg and Jim Moffatt of Crossett; two daughters Sissy Moffatt of Denver, NC, and Margaret Ann Ward of Kingsland; 16 grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julie Carol Moffatt.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, August 22, at Eden Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Hicks officiating. Pallbearers were Matt, Chad, Robert and Josh Moffatt, Moffatt Ann Steele, Dakota Martin and Tristian Ward. Honorary pallbearers were Ellen Steele, Sarah Steele, Nick Ward, Evie Meeks, Amber Moffatt, Ashley King, Colby Ward, Karlie Allen and Jacey Allen., Burial with military honors was in the Pugh Cemetery by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren. Guest book at www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

Jo Ann Deal Phillips

Jo Ann Deal Phillips, 81, of Crossett died Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Born on May 31, 1933, in Fountain Hill to the late Jesse Jackson and Mary Holland Deal, she was an executive assistant to the president of Ashley, Drew & Northern Railroad and had also worked for First National Bank of Crossett and the Crossett Lumber Co. She taught second grade Sunday School Class for over 35 years and had also taught Adult Ladies Sunday School Class for several years. Mrs. Phillips was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Phillips of Crossett; one son, Terry Deal Phillips and Jennifer of Springdale; one brother, Conrad Deal of Warren; two sisters, Frances Deal Cleveland of Maumelle and Jean Deal Kilcrease of Crosset; three grandchildren, Neal Phillips of Honolulu, Hawaii, Holland Belline of Springdale and Erin Terry and Dennis of Centerton; two great-grandchildren, Braxon and Jack Terry; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 23, at First Baptist Church with Bros. Jamie Staley and Tracy Reed officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Danny A. Roberts

Danny A. Roberts, 59, of Hamburg died Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1973. He worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 33 years before retiring in 2006. He was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda Edwards Roberts; a sister, Lynda Davey and husband Harry; three brothers, Jimmy Roberts and wife Karen, James Roberts and wife Rita and Raymond Roberts and wife Teenie, all of Hamburg; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Ruby Trantham Roberts; and two sisters, Pat Swan in 2012 and Judy Ford in 2013.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 23, in the Promise Land Cemetery with Bros. Joel Meredith and John Edwards officiating. Pallbearers were Thomas Swan, Scott Roberts, Adam McClung, Jerod Williamson, Carlton Edwards and Cliff Wells. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Edwards, Jodi Edwards, Jamie Edwards, Joe Roberts, Paul Thomas McDuffie, James Allen Roberts, Jr., Tim Swan and Donnie Edwards. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Gladys Stephenson

Gladys Stephenson, 94, of Crossett died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Blytheville, a resident of Crossett for the past 14 years and a former resident of Fountain Hill, she was a homemaker and an active member of the South Main Baptist Church and a former member of Eden Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Danny Stephenson and wife Corie of Georgetown and Ernie Stephenson of Crossett; a daughter, Peggy Walters; two daughters-in-law, Joye Stephenson and Nelsene Tutt and husband, Fred all of Crossett; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, D.L. Stephenson, in 2003; a son, Jim Stephenson, in 2012; her parents, John Wesley and Maudie Mapps Byers; four sisters, Ruby Church, Lorene Church, Bertha West and Bertie Powell; and three brothers, Clarence E. Byers, Victor Byers and Jay Byers.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 24, at the South Main Baptist Church with Bros. Lyle Hearn and Travis Roberts officiating. A private family graveside service was in the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers were Fred Tutt, Denzil Stephenson, Daniel Stephenson, Jerod Walters, Robby Bridges and Jeremy Mills. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Neale, Jeff Walker and Daniel Mangum. Memorials may be made to the Eden Cemetery Association, 747 Hwy. 8 West, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Gideons International, P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Ruth Stever Trotter

Ruth Olive Stever Trotter, 97, of Crossett died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Stonegate Villa Nursing Home in Crossett. Born August 16, 1917, to the late Earnest Ellsworth Stever and Zeppie Pearl Shetterly Stever, she was a retired school cafeteria worker of 23 years with the Crossett school system and was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Crossett.

Survivors include three daughters, Dolores Eastwood and husband Carl of Florence, WI, Rosemary Fryer and husband Jerry of Crossett and Bonnie Crain and husband James of Hamburg; twelve grandchildren, Tanya Trotter, Heather Eastwood, Shana Trotter, Scott Porter, Chris Lyons, Kara Crain Jenkins, Derrick Lyons, Melody Mattson, Kelley Fryer, John Fryer, Alex Fryer and David Fryer; and ten great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil "Dock" Trotter; her son, Gary K. Trotter; a brother, James Stever; and sister, Ruby LaGrone.

Services were at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 25, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with burial at the Campground Cemetery. Guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.

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