April 2

Sherry Rothchild Bischof

Sherry Bischof, 72, of Little Rock died on Monday, March 24, 2014, with family at her side at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. Born September 28, 1941, in Ripley, MS, to Alleen Carpenter Rothchild of Hamburg and James Lawrence Rothchild of Oxford, MS, she attended the Hamburg schools and graduated from Hamburg High School in 1959. She attended Ole Miss her freshman year and transferred to ASTC (now UCA) from which she graduated in 1964. At ASTC, she was a cheerleader and was on the staff of the college newspaper, The Echo. While at ASTC, Sherry met the love of her life, Rudy Bischof, whom she married on December 25, 1964.

She began a teaching career at Oak Grove High School in North Little Rock in 1964, and after her children were born, stayed home with them. She taught at Christ Lutheran School after her children started school and retired from Christ Lutheran School after more than twenty years of service. Sherry was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Little Rock where she taught Sunday school and served on various church boards.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Rudy Bischof of Little Rock; her children, Bill Bischof (Maia) of Denton, TX, Ben Bischof (special friend, Jennifer Johnson) and daughter Barrie Bischof Torrey (John) of Little Rock; a brother, Michael Rothchild (Glenda) of Katy, TX; a sister, Sallynda (Allen) Dennison of Westerville, OH; brothers and sisters in law, Rob and Diane Bischof of Hot Springs and John and Lise Bischof of Houston, Ark.; her mother in law, Maggie Orfanos Bischof Cecil of Hot Springs; six grandchildren, John, David and Jesse Bischof, Maggie and Luke Torrey of Little Rock and her most recent grandchild, Alexios Romanes Bischof of Denton, TX. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lee Wills.

A memorial service and celebration of her life was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, at Grace Lutheran Church in Little Rock. A committal service followed at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Little Rock and the Sherry Bischof Scholarship Fund at Christ Lutheran School in Little Rock. Guest book at www.ruebel funeralhome.com.

Rev. John Thomas Childress

Rev. John Thomas Childress, 77, of Crossett and the White Station community died Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Ashley County, he retired from Jefferson Smurfitt and was a member of Fudge Baptist Church. Rev. Childress pastored Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hamburg for the past 14 years.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Sawyer Childress; one son, Kenneth Childress and wife Charmaine of Crossett; two daughters, Felicia Babb and husband Keith of Hot Springs and, Natasha Williams and husband Ken of White Hall; three grandchildren, Chasity and Diaz Childress and Taylah Williams; one great-grandchild, Maliah Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Suzzannah Cromwell Childress; two brothers, Henry, Jr., and Vernon Childress; and three sisters, Mary Walker, Ersie Mae Hawkins and Lorene Tucker.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Phillip Grove Baptist Church with Eld. Keith Babb and Revs. James Green, Horace Ingram and Willie R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers are Clarence Haynes, Terry Gilliam, George Jacob, Edward Brown, Cedric Tucker, Robert Scates, James Kazee and Jonathan Greene. Burial was planned at the Ryles Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Rafael Corcoles

Rafael Corcoles, 80, of Dumas died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Lascanos, Michoacan, Mexico, and a resident of Dumas for the past ten years, he was a farm laborer and a Catholic.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gamercinda Martines Corcoles of Dumas; five sons, Luis Corcoles, Juan Corcoles and Osbaldo Corcoles of Dumas; Roberto Corcoles of Lake Village and Pedro Corcoles of Star City; two daughters, Rosaura Mondragon of Hamburg and Nicolasa Cendejas of Dumas; a brother, Arturo Corcoles of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Trina Jimenes and Consuelo Sallnas of Mexico and Asuncion Arriaga of Indiana; 33 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Marcus Corcoles, in 1989; a daughter, Martha Mondragon, in 2012; and his parents, Juan and Aqapita Zuniga Corcoles.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Ariel Hernandez and Greg Comer officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers are grandsons, Juan Mondragon, Leonel Corcoles, Bobby Corcoles, Hector Cendejas, Bernardo Corcoles, Homar Mondragon, Marcos Corcoles and Roberto Corcoles, Jr. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Alease B. Irvine

Alease B. Irvine, 74, of Beekman, LA, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A native of Eudora, she had lived in Beekman for the past eight years and had lived in Memphis, TN, for many years. She retired as a medical information specialist from the Methodist Hospital Systems in Memphis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bastrop where she was active in the youth program, taught Sunday school and served as a hostess. She enjoyed flower gardening and reading in her spare time.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jack Irvine of Beekman; a son, Chris Irvine and wife Amy of Bastrop, LA; three sisters, Olive Bell Thomas of Pensacola, FL; Lou Ann Trim of Pearl, MS, and Maudean White of Tyler, TX; a grandson, Jackson Irvine; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilford and Lettie Callaway Burgess; and four brothers, Lelvin, Timothy, Edgel and Leslie Burgess.

A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 5, at the First Baptist Church of Bastrop with Rev. Jim Ingram officiating. A private burial was held in the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211 or to the First Baptist Church, 620 E. Madison, Bastrop, LA 71220. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Elizabeth Ann Johnson

Elizabeth Ann Johnson, 73, of Crossett died on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born on August 22, 1940, in Crossett to Johnnie Riley and Dorothy Locke Henderson, Mrs. Johnson was a secretary for North Crossett Elementary for about 10 years. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of North Crossett and a charter member of the Autumn Club.

Survivors include her husband, Herman Johnson of Crossett; three sons, Timothy Ebarb (Lisa) of Springdale, Terry Ebarb (Pam) of Crossett and John Ebarb of Pine Bluff; one sister, Joyce Sivils of Maumelle; four grandchildren, Tana and Trey Ebarb of Crossett and Colby and Carter Ebarb of Springdale; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Riley and Wiley Henderson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, April 2, at First Free Will Baptist Church of North Crossett with Bro. John Reed, Bro. Jason Bates, Colby Ebarb and Timothy Ebarb officiating. Burial will follow at 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. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, 1301 Mimosa, Crossett, AR 71635

Johnny James Jimmerson

Johnny James Jimmerson, 61, of Hamburg died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a security guard and a member of Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church. He enjoyed all sports.

He is survived by one brother, Richard Polk of Las Vegas, NV; two aunts, Ethel Pippen of Hamburg and Ollie Mae Griffith of Crossett; and a host nieces, nephews, other family members, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmit Jimmerson and Addie B. Gardner Jimmerson; and one sister, Dorothy Jean Thompson.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church with Bishop Danny Mays and Rev. Billy Reddick officiating. Active pallbearers are Lee Nimmer, Lonnie Walker, Donald Pippen, Jimmy Pippen, Cornelius Girtman and Roosevelt Simpson. Honorary pallbearers are the Hamburg High School Class of 1971. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Pamela Jean Massey Kelley

Pamela Jean Massey Kelley, 54, of Crossett died on Thursday, March 27, 2014, after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and loved watching the QVC network, admired jewelry and enjoyed fishing.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Kelley of Crossett; two sons, Kevin Massey and Joshua Hobbs of Ocala, FL; two daughters Nicole Popoca of Hamburg and Jessica Kelley of Gainesville FL; her mother Mary Motts of Starke, FL; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Massey; and two brothers Wayne and Bobby Massey.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock AR 72202. Arrangements are by Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.meddersfuneral home.com.

Willie Mae Wilson

Willie Mae Wilson, 97, of Crossett died Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church on Florida Street. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and gospel songs.

She is survived by one daughter, Gertharene Tucker and husband Carl of Crossett; three grandchildren, Ricky Tucker of Pensacola, FL, Penny Tucker of Arlington, VA, and Dr. Gale Tucker of Silver Springs, MD; a special loved one, Melanie Sparks of Texas; her caregivers and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and loved ones.

Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Wilson; two sons, Doyle Miller and Lee Vernon Wilson; her parents, Daniel and Mary Sue Benson Cason; one brother, Aaron Cason; and two sisters, Lottie and Clara Daniels.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at First Baptist Church on Florida Street in Crossett with Rev. Curtis Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Tony Allen, George Brown, Jessie Lowe, Bobby Jackson, Drew Danzy and Jack Crawford. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

April 9

Fannie Sinclair Blankinship

Fannie Annette Sinclair Blankinship, 80, of Warren died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born August 12, 1933, in Ingalls, a daughter of the late Raymond Franklin Sinclair and Mary Ellen Temple Sinclair, she was a homemaker, member of First Assembly of God and the widow of H.C. Blankinship.

Survivors are three sons, Paul Beard and spouse Terry of Tillar, Stephen Sinclair of El Dorado and Bubba Laws of Warren; two daughters, Paulette Scott and spouse Johnny of Carrolton, TX, and Pam Harton and spouse Lester of Warren; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Ira Saunders, William Harbour, Thomas Harbour and Johnnie Sinclair; and three sisters, Hazel Mann, Mae Milholland and Iona Jester.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday March 31, at Frazer Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Ray Hearron, Jim Bales and Michael Griffith officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery near Hamburg. Pallbearers were Shawn Scott, Jody Laws, Jacob Winters, Jason Winters, Timothy Winters and Zeb Beard. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Hailey, Levi Beard, Clayton Winters and Ronnie Sinclair. Guest book at www.frazerfuneral home.com

Thomas Cooke Clarkson

Thomas Cooke Clarkson, 97, of Sarasota, Florida, died December 22, 2013, in the care of Tidwell Hospice House. Born to Thomas and Edith Norman Clarkson on October 24, 1916, in Hamburg, he attended Hendrix College in Conway and graduated from Tyler Commercial College in Tyler, Texas. He served as a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II. He was vice president of sales for the chemical division of Georgia–Pacific Corp., formerly The Crossett Company. He volunteered at Doctor's Hospital and the Sarasota County Sheriff's Department for over 25 years. He was a Presbyterian and an accomplished golfer and a great fan of the game.

He is survived by a daughter, Eydie Peacher of Sarasota; a grandson, Stephen Peacher and wife Anne of Weston, Massachusetts; a granddaughter, Alison Rusche and husband Bill of Bloomington, Indiana; and five great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Thomas and Margaret Peacher and Jack and Katherine Rusche. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Helen Nutter Clarkson, in 2009.

Grave-side services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 12, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Greg Comer officiating and arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Geraldine Yeatman Finch

Geraldine Yeatman Finch, 88, of Crossett died on Monday, April 7, 2014, at her home in Crossett. Born April 7, 1926, at the Old Crossett Camp she moved to Crossett as a youth when the camp was closed. She was a homemaker, loved to work in her yard, read, and spend time with her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett.

She is survived one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Brooks Laney of Crossett; two sons, John Charles "Sonny" Brooks (Elizabeth) and James E. "Jim" Brooks (Sheri) of Crossett; one stepson, William E. Finch, Jr., (Betty) of Water Valley, MS; one brother, William Yeatman (Becky) of Warner Robbins, GA; eight grandchildren, Sarah Brooks Couthren (Taylor) of Clarksdale, MS, John C. Brooks Jr. (Stephanie) and Kelsey Jade Brooks of Crossett, Kara Brooks Greiner (Jay) and James Bryson Brooks of Greenbrier, Tannie Courson (Larry) of Sterlington, LA, Miranda Gray of Walker, LA, and Lynn Finch of Harahan, LA; and seven great-grandchildren, Brooks Couthren, Peyton and Brody Greiner, Drake and Kason Brooks, Skyler Courson and Aubrie Jo Gray, along with numerous nieces and nephews and other loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ludie and Lydia Arnold Yeatman; two brothers, Robert Yeatman and Archie "Bucky" Yeatman; two sisters, Maxine Y. Elliott and Francine Y. Morgan; and her husband, William E. "Bill" Finch.

Grave-side services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, at Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at (www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655, Crossett Public Library, 1700 Main, Crossett, AR 71635, First Baptist Church, 701 Main, Crossett, AR 71635 or the charity of choice.

Birdie West Holland

Birdie West Holland, 92, of Portland died Friday, April 4, 2014, at her residence. A native of Des Arc and a resident of Portland for the past 67 years, she was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member and faithfully attended the Portland Baptist Church while her health permitted, and was active in the Women's Missionary Union and Vacation Bible School and taught Sunday school for many years. She loved working in her yard and caring for her dogs.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Harris and husband Carroll of Portland; a grandson, Greg Gilliam and wife Glena of Fort Smith; a great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Gilliam; and her special caregivers, Alma Moore and Billy and Shawn Bassett. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, William "Bill" Holland, in 2007; her parents, Noah and Betty West; and ten brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, April 7, at the Portland Baptist Church with Bros. Cecil Harvey and Jerry Selby officiating. Pallbearers were Eric Selby, Chris Selby, Ted Selby, Billy Bassett, Charles Woods and Don Peeples. Burial was in the Portland Cemetery. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 174, Portland, AR 71663; Portland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 86, Portland, AR 71663 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Tommy Janes

Tommy Janes, 66, of Prescott died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at his home in Prescott. Born in Monroe, LA, on July 25, 1947, to the late I. .A. "Buddy" and Dorothy Fitzugh Janes, he was a self-employed merchant and former owner of Janes Grocery and was working as a para-professional for Prescott Public Schools. He was a member of the Prescott Church of Christ. He was a big fan of all sports, especially the Cardinals and the Razorbacks.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Kathie Wren Janes of Prescott; a son, J. Wade Hildebrand and wife Kelly of Conway; a brother, Jerry Janes and wife Patricia of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Ava and Luke Hildebrand; and a host of family and friends.

Grave-side service was at 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Harmony Cemetery in Sutton, (Harmony community) with Lynn Vanderveer officiating. Arrangements were by Brazzel/Cornish Funeral Home of Prescott. Online guest book at www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com.

Leah Harper Mazzanti

Leah Margaret Harper Mazzanti, 80, of Crossett died Friday April 4, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospice Care Hospital in Little Rock. Born February 4, 1934, in Forest, LA, the daughter of the late W.P. Harper and Myrtis Brock Harper, she was an LPN, homemaker and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Crossett.

Survivors are her husband, Frank Mazzanti of Crossett; three daughters, Lisa Ann Mazzanti of Monroe, LA, Pamela Kay McClain and husband Paul of Crossett and Mary Lynn Mazzanti and husband Jonathan Taylor of Boston, MA; three brothers, Tom Harper and wife Mary, Lee Harper and wife Lois, and Dee Harper; one sister, Helen Dyche of Monroe; four grandchildren, Taylor Charles McClain, Alex Mason McClain, Leah Mildred Taylor, and Nina Catherine Taylor; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, James Reginald, Harol Wayne, and Marvin "Hot" Harper.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Monday, April 7, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Village with Father Theophilus Okpara as celebrant. Burial followed in St. Isadore Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

The family requests memorials to St. Mary's School in Lake Village. Guest book at www.bishopfuneralhomeinc.com.

Geraldine Curtis Mitchell

Geraldine Curtis Mitchell, 80, of Montrose died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, a homemaker and was a member of Unity Temple C.O.G.I. C.

She is survived by seven sons, Freddie Mitchell and wife JoAnn of Theodore, AL, Jesse Mitchell, Sr., and wife Alice and Gregory Gillis of Montrose, Eddie Mitchell, Sr., and wife Lisa of San Antonio, TX, Tilon Mitchell, Sr., and wife Jeanette, Edmond Mitchell and Brandon Mitchell and wife Shaneka of Portland, OR; nine daughters, Fannie Mitchell of St. Louis, MO, Mary Wilson-Horsley of Fort Worth, TX, Corine Mitchell of Montrose, Alice Watts and husband Harold, Sr., and Dell Henry and husband James of Little Rock, Maud Ruth and husband James of Chicago, IL, Sylvia Williams, husband Michael of San Antonio, TX, and Katina Evans and husband Steven and Brenda Hargraves of Portland, OR; two brothers, Ray Curtis and wife Cassidy of McGehee and Elbert Bonner of Dermott; two sisters, Wadie Curl of Pine Bluff and Jeanette Smith-Evans and husband Johnny of Arlington, TX; 45 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Mitchell, Sr.; one son, James Mitchell; one daughter, Rosie Geraldine Branch; her parents, Johnny and Maud Phillips Curtis; two sisters, Julia Golden and Irene Hoskins; and two brothers, James Wardell Curtis and Johnny Curtis, Jr.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Dermott with Eld. Johnnie Winfield officiating. Pallbearers were Louis Wade, Willie Williams, Leo Griggs, Ervin G. Brown, Charles Bynum, Charles Woods and Donovan Peoples. Honorary pallbearers were William Woods, Sr., Herman Curtis, Thomas Sanders, Jr., Steve Phifer and Harold Moore. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Earl Pamplin

Earl Pamplin, 90, of Lake Village died at his home on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Born March 17, 1924, in Boydell, he was a veteran of the United States Army's 142nd Infantry Division in World War II where he was awarded a Bronze Star Citation for Heroic Achievement in Combat while in Germany. Following his return from Europe, he married Lorene McCain on August 5, 1946. He and his family moved to the Lake Village area in 1960 where he owned and operated a family farm, producing 60 crops of cotton, soybean and/or rice in the Arkansas Delta. He was a member of Lake Village Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Bond and husband Bruce and Barbara Adams and husband Mike; four grandchildren, Susan Book, Jason Bond, Michael Adams, and Christopher Adams; and two great-grandchildren, Miranda and Makaila Book, all of Lake Village.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Lorene McCain Pamplin, in 2013; a son, Don Pamplin, in 1989; his parents, James Harold and Minnie Lee Gregory Pamplin; a brother, Carl J. Pamplin; and two sisters, Addie Mae Williams and Vernelia Hover.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 6, in the Lake Village Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Bell officiating. Burial was in the Snyder Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Jason Bond, Michael Adams, Christopher Adams, Ronnie Pamplin, Jimmy Williams, and Ronnie Wade. Memorials may be made to the Snyder Cemetery Association, c/o Sue Bailey 1977 Holmes Road, Searcy, AR 72143. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

James C. Reed

James C. Reed, 87, of Hamburg died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of El Dorado until moving to Hamburg five years ago, he was a veteran of the United States Army. He owned and operated Reed's Body Shop for 40 years and worked as a bus driver for the El Dorado School District for 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg and a former member of the Westside Baptist Church in El Dorado. He was a former Sunday school teacher, deacon and a Gideon.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rava Lee Reed of Hamburg; two daughters, Lequieta Endel and husband Bob of Hamburg and Jamie Badertscher and husband Doug of Bradenton, Florida; two brothers, Louis Reed of El Dorado and Walter Reed of Lawson; three grandchildren, Reed Endel and wife Hannah of San Antonio, Texas, Courtney Harper of N. Chesterfield, VA, and Paul Badertscher of Sarasota, Florida; and four great-granddaughters, Morgan Boles, Marlee Boles, Mason Boles and Alex Rose Endel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Lacy and Ray Murphy Reed; and three brothers, Frank Reed Jr., John Murphy Reed and Ray Reed.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Rev. Doug Badertscher and Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Grave-side services are 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado with Rev. Danny McIlveene. Pallbearers are Clark Reed, Doug Reed, Andy Reed, Tommy Reed, Whit Reed and Randy Evers. Honorary pallbearers are Myrtle and Bobby Kilcrease and employees of the Kilcrease Home and employees of Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205-1569. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Vickie Heath Rowe

Vickie Heath Rowe, 61, of Crossett died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Methodist University Hospital. Born on December 1, 1952, to the late Flem and Ida Mae Davis Heath, she was an office manager for Link Investments in Crossett. Mrs. Rowe was a member of Beulahland Assembly of God, Crossett Lions Club and the West Crossett Fire Department. She also enjoyed attending LSU football games and traveling.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie Rowe of Crossett; a son, Mike Rowe (Sheyanna) of Crossett; two brothers, Randy Heath (Frieda) of Sheridan and Pete Heath (Monica) of Hampton; one grandchild, Bentleigh Lynn Terrell of Crossett; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at Beulahland Assembly of God in Crossett with Bros. Eddy Block and Merlee Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Samuel Lee Walton

Samuel Lee Walton, 66, of Dallas, TX, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Vitas Hospice in Dallas. He was a native of Hamburg, a resident of Dallas for the past six months and had lived in Monticello for 38 years and in Pine Bluff for six years. He was a retired supervisor for Sharper Image and was a member and deacon at Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness in Hamburg. He loved singing and served faithfully as a deacon until his health failed.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Dorothy Blackshire Walton; one son, Samuel Lee Walton, Jr., of Monticello; four daughters, Markeisha Walton of Monticello, Tracey Briggs of Little Rock and Kimberly Baker and Taylor Todd of Conway; five brothers, James Tucker of Pine Bluff, Tommie Walker and wife Mildred and Carson Griggs and wife Barbara of Little Rock, Darrell Griggs of Orlando, FL, and Colvita Griggs and wife Yolanda of Arlington, TX; three sisters, Helen Nixon and husband Clifford and Agnes Gibbs of Dallas, TX, and Regina Griggs and husband Don of Monticello; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Griggs Woods; his father, Alvert Walton; and one brother, Phillip Walker.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness with Eld. Robert Adams, Jr., officiating. Pallbearers are Lee Troy Ware, John Ware, Roosevelt Simpson, Edward Gibbs, Jermaine Mitchell and Anthony Gibbs. Honorary pallbearers were Darren Griggs, Colvita Griggs, Carlton Griggs, Kinte Cole and Kevin Walker. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

Patsy Bussell White

Patsy Bussell White, 78, of Crossett died Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Hamburg and a resident of Crossett for many years, she worked as a butcher at Jade and Piggly Wiggly in Bastrop, Louisiana.

She is survived by a son, Greg Lott of Crossett; two granddaughters, Crystal Lochala and Danyelle Hoff; and one great-granddaughter, Jaceleigh Lochala. She was preceded in death by a son, Brad Lott, in 2012; her parents, Jim and Beatrice Stanley Bussell; two brothers, R.H. "Sonny" Bussell and Joe Bussell; and a half sister, Margie Wise.

Grave-side services are 10 a.m. Friday, April 11, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Keith Boseman officiating.

Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

April 16

Velma Ringo Burns

Velma Ringo Burns, 83, of Camden, formerly of Downsville, LA, died on Monday, April 7, 2014. She was a homemaker and a member of Holmesville Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Sawyer and husband Thomas G. of Hamburg, Barbara Sturdivant and husband Frank Randall of El Dorado, Wanda Beckham and husband Harold of Farmerville, LA, and Lisa Amerson and husband Mark of Camden; one sister, Faye Snearly and husband Vernard of Downsville; four nieces, Diane, Linda, Sherrie and Carlynn; nine grandchildren, Michael, Dralon, Gina, Damon, Cole, Tasha, Jeremy, DeLaine and Brandon; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, George M. Burns; her parents, Bob and Murtie Ringo; and one sister, Gladys Estelle Frisby.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA, with Bro. Jerry Whitman officiating. Pallbearers were Damon Sturdivant, Cole Sturdivant, Jeremy Amerson, Mitch Amis, Dralon Sawyer and Cody Chelette. Honorary pallbearer was Michael Sawyer. Burial was in the Holmesville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holmesville Baptist Church, 301 Holmesville Road, Downsville, LA 71234. Guest book at www.farrarfuneralhomeonline.com.

Betty Ann Bussell

Betty Ann Bussell, 79, of Hamburg and the Snyder community died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville, MS. She was the retired owner of the Harvester Restaurant and was a member of the Church of Christ in Hamburg. .

She is survived by one brother, Curtis Don Perkins of Baton Rouge, LA, and a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Glen and Annie Kay Brundage Perkins; and one sister, Patsy Perkins Crosswhite.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Joe Sponaugle, officiating. Pallbearers were James Nelms, Herman Morman, Rocky Savage, Johnny Pierce, Jr., Joe Sharrick and Glenn Crosswhite. Burial was in the in Snyder Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Sylvia Anita Champion

Sylvia Anita Champion, 47, of Malvern, formerly of Crossett, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Hot Springs County Medical Center. She was a certified nurses assistant at Heritage of Hot Springs Health and Rehabilitation and was a member of First Baptist Church in Malvern. .

She is survived by one son, Anthony Camel of Malvern; three daughters, Shaquetta Cason of Minden, LA, Sharrita Cason of Hot Springs and Shacoya Haynes of Houston, TX; two brothers, Anthony Lincoln and Willie Lincoln, Jr., and wife Glenora of Crossett; two sisters, Pamela Vaughn and husband Billy and Felicia Daniels and husband James of Crossett; seven grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosa Mae "Rose" Lincoln, on October 23, 2013; her father, Richard Cason; and one brother, Lawrence Brown.

Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers are Mario Vaughn, Omar Lincoln, Jaquree Lincoln, Lavoris Lincoln, Chris Lincoln, Ramello Cason, Trey Lincoln, Tristan Lincoln and Willie Lincoln, Jr. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.com.

Gordon Dean Hartrick

Gordon Dean Hartrick, 98, of Leslie, formerly of Hamburg, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Born May 13, 1915, in Stettler, Alberta, Canada, to Maver and Lila (Dean) Hartrick, he grew up in Canada, but finished high school in East Detroit, Michigan. He worked his way through the University of Michigan, where he met and married Alma Seely, who was also working her way through college, and he took a job with The Crossett Company, the first Southern logging company to hire professional foresters to implement perpetual sustainable harvest practices.

He was particularly proud of three successful projects: He started the Tri-Ed School in Hamburg for children with disabilities, and his daughter Betsy was among the first students. He was a founder of the Ashley County Sheltered Workshop, providing work for adults with disabilities, and he raised funds to help purchase the 1918 David E. Watson home in Hamburg for the Ashley County Museum.

He became a Freemason when he and Alma retired to their mountain in Stone County in the Ozarks. He was a member of Lindsey Lodge #292 of Timbo and an honorary member of Wiley Cove #524 of Leslie. Alma died in 1996. Two years later, he married Cogie Ann, and they celebrated 16 years of marriage a few weeks before his death.

He represented his local church, Hamburg First United Methodist, and later Leslie UMC, at annual conference for more than 50 years. He taught Sunday School from the time he was 16 until he was 96, with the exception of his time in the CCC and early on in their time in Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife, children Holly Hartrick Childs of Fayetteville, Susan (John) Welch, Alice (Michael) McBee and Nancy Hartrick Stafford of Leslie, Heather Hartrick of Mountain View, Fred (Shari) Hartrick of Dallas, Texas, Jeanie (Herbie) Stuart and Robin (Karen) Hartrick of Bastrop, LA, and Joe Ann Collier of Hamburg; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, loving friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert Arthur Hartrick and Howard Walter Hartrick; his first wife, a son, Frank Dean Hartrick; and a daughter, Betsy Carolyn Hartrick.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at Leslie Methodist Church in with James Lann and Mike Proctor officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to Leslie United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 89, Leslie AR 72645. Arrangements were by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Mountain View. Guest book at www.rollerfuneral homes.com.

Ralph Hollis

Ralph Hollis, 81, of Fountain Hill died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Fountain Hill, he was a former mayor of Fountain Hill and owned and operated Hollis Garage for many years. He was an active member of the Eden Baptist Church where he served as a trustee, and he loved to hunt and fish. .

He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Harville and husband Mike of Hamburg and Lana Carpenter and husband Dennis of Arkansas City; a son, Charles Ralph Hollis, Jr., and wife Ann of Fountain Hill; two sons-in-law, Wesley Harville of Hot Springs and Paul Allison of Hamburg; two brothers, Jack Hollis of Huntsville, AL, and Paul Hollis of Blytheville; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, JoAnn Wilkerson Hollis, in May, 2013; two daughters, Delores Allison and Sherrie Harville; a grandson, Kyle Jacob Craig; his parents, Dillard and Hazel Stanley Hollis; and three brothers, W. L. "Dub" Hollis, J. D. Hollis and Harold James Hollis.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the Eden Baptist Church with Revs. Gene Gregory and Keith Hicks officiating. Burial was in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jonathan Harville, Landon Carpenter, Michael Harville, Chad Allison, Dexter Lawrence and Cody Hollis. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Bailey and the Men's Sunday School Class of Eden Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Eden Baptist Church, 3748 Hwy. 133 North, Hamburg, AR 71646. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Travis "Shorty" Hughes

Travis "Shorty" Hughes, 72, of Hamburg died Thursday April 10, 2014, in Cedar Park, Texas. He was a retired logging saw man in the timber industry and loved to fish, sing and discuss the Bible.

He is survived by Annie Chapel Hughes of Hamburg; eight sons, Johnny (Hattie) Ashford of Stone Mountain, GA, Mickey (Margaret) Davis of Syracuse, NY, Adam Hughes of Texas, Jonathan Hughes of Minneapolis, MN, Kenneth (Bridgett) Watkins of Crossett, Travis Hughes Jr., Calvin Hughes and Kelvin Hughes, all of Cedar Park; four daughters, Yolanda Hughes, Vonnie Hughes and Evelyn Hughes of Gary IN, and Ada (Glen) Stanley of Hamburg; one sister, Josephine Hughes Robinson of Crossett; 42 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Pearlie Hughes, Sr.; his mother, Lizzie Marie Cason; and one brother, Pearlie Hughes Jr.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Medders Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Mary Arnold officiating. Pallbearers are John Ware, Troy Ware, Wally Jenkins, James Tucker, Travis Hughes, Jr., Calvin Hughes and Kelvin Hughes. Burial will follow at Pugh Cemetery. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Fannie Bea Morris

Fannie Bea Morris, 96, of Parkdale died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. A native of Thomasville, AL, and a resident of Parkdale for the past 86 years, she was a homemaker and a member of Penny Chapel C. M. E. Church. .

She is survived by one adopted daughter, Lilly Waddielove of Kansas City, MO; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie Morris; one stepson, Lonnie James Morris; her parents, Henry and Tamie Holmes Davidson; two brothers, George and Henry Davidson; and three sisters, Volene Hill, Belle Davidson and Octavia Davidson.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Penny Chapel C. M. E. Church with Dr. Odessa Darrough officiating. Pallbearers were to be Carl Vaughn, Roy Carter, Dan Smith, Willie Williams, Richard Robinson, III and Paul Pride. Burial was to follow services at the Zion Hill Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Bud Planchon

Bud Planchon, 51, of Fayetteville died Friday, April 11, 2014. Born on June 9, 1962, in Lebanon, MO, he was a corpsman and combat veteran of the U. S. Navy assigned to the Marines, serving two tours during Desert Storm, and 16 additional years in the Navy reserves. Following 25 years of public service as a firefighter and paramedic, he retired at the rank of captain from the Springdale Fire Department in 2011. He battled a form of cancer he acquired in the line of duty as a Springdale firefighter He had been a teacher at Woodland Junior High School, was an avid and accomplished outdoorsman who excelled at fishing, played guitar and saxophone, and as a former construction worker, displayed expertise as a carpenter, electrician, and general mechanic. .

An education graduate of the University of Arkansas, he was a member of the Delta Eta chapter of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and a devoted Arkansas Razorbacks fan. He grew up in the Panama Canal Zone and graduated from Cristobal High School in the Panama Canal Zone. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Sexton Planchon; his son, Shane Logan; his stepson, Jon Madison Sexton; and his daughter, Olivia Kathryn Planchon; his father, Claud Planchon and stepmother, Judy Planchon of Dothan, AL; a brother, John Planchon of Warner-Robbins, GA; a sister, Toni Mott of Nevada, MO; his mother-in-law, Billie Sue Watson of Crossett; and a host of family from the Panama Canal Zone. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lena Planchon; a sister, Tammi; a brother-in-law, Ricky Watson; and his father-in-law, William Watson.

A funeral service honoring and celebrating his life will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. Local visitation for family and friends will be at Medders Funeral Home in Crossett from 10-12 on Thursday, April 17. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the Pugh Cemetery. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Doyle M. Sivils

Doyle M. Sivils, 78, of Hamburg died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and a 1953 graduate of Hamburg High School, he worked for Georgia-Pacific Corp. for 38 years and was also a blacksmith. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Hamburg Masonic Prairie Lodge #465 and had received a 50 year pin. He was a member of the Hillsboro Hunting Club in Union County and a former member of the Ashley County Fair Board. .

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janice Summarell Sivils of Hamburg; three daughters, Becky Sivils of West Monroe, LA, Laura Sivils Dawson and husband Bud of Hamburg and Melanie Geer and husband Andy of Arlington, TX; two brothers, Fred Sivils of Bastrop, LA, and Billy Ralph Sivils of Greenbrier; a sister, Glenda Doss of Hamburg; four grandchildren, Tabitha and Hannah Tadlock and Matthew and Trey Geer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Irven and Goldie White Sivils; three brothers, Earl, Marion and Ferrell Sivils and an infant sister.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 13, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Bill Sivils officiating. Burial was in the Promise Land Cemetery with full Masonic honors. Pallbearers were Clovis Dean, James Higginbotham, Johnny Dumas, Mark Christmas, Eddie Black and Joe Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Hamburg Prairie Masonic Lodge #465 and the members of the Men's Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made 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.

Betty Marie Walthall

Betty Marie Walthall, 70, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her residence. A native of Oak Grove, LA, and a resident of Hamburg for the past 35 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing and watching deer feed in her yard. .

She is survived by a son, Craig Dion Darbonne of Shreveport, LA; two brothers, Johnny Walthall and wife Judy of Fountain Hill and Eugene Walthall and wife Deanie of El Dorado; six sisters, Gracie Spivey and Mary Davis and husband Marvin and Susan Gifford and husband Robert of Fountain Hill, Juanita Knight and husband Bobby and Nancy Coulter and husband Roy of Hamburg and Cindy Harris of Crossett; a granddaughter, Krystal Darbonne of Natchitoches, LA; two great grandchildren, Lyvia and Jaxon Hayden; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Tanner Darbonne; her parents, Tony and Anie Smith Walthall; and a brother, Buster Walthall.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the JonesHartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Gene Gregory officiating. Burial was to follow at the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Rob Gifford, Danny Jeffers, Corey Jeffers, Jacob Jeffers, Billy Sawyer and Ricky Brazier. Online book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Margaret S. Wesson

Margaret Sue Wesson, 85, of Urbana, MO, died at her home on Monday, April 7, 2014. A daughter of the late William Wallace "John" and Mary Rebecca (Stinson) Gandy, she was born on October 3, 1928, in Strong. She was the wife of the late Rev. Doyle Wesson and loved pretty flowers and fishing.

Survivors are her son, Phil and wife Sharon Wesson of Mountain View; a daughter, Wanda and husband Fred Holland of Urbana; two sisters, Callie Ward and Brenda and husband Ernest McVickers of Strong; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Myra Wesson; a brother, Darrell Gandy; two sisters, Betty Henderson and Barbara Burns; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Hermitage, MO, First Baptist Church with Bros. Gary Wright, Curtis Owens and Jeremy Hostettler officiating. Burial was in Bower Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home.Guest book at www.cantlonotter-ness.com. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Unit.

April 23

Randy Lee Coulter

Randy Lee Coulter, 78, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 20, 2014. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1954. A retired truck driver and a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, he loved to collect antiques and liked to go to flea markets looking for antiques.

He is survived by two sons, Ronny Coulter and wife Julie of Hamburg and Kevin Coulter and wife Crystal of Jackson, TN; a daughter, Rhonda Husted and husband Dane of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers, Larry L. Coulter of Nooksack, WA, and Troy A. Coulter of Redding, CA; three sisters, Edna K. Pullin of Hamburg, Pat Carpenter of Queens Creek, AZ, and Faye Carpenter of Crossett; seven grandchildren, Nathan Coulter, Brandon Coulter, Bridget, Marlee and Jenna Coulter and Dana and Devin Husted; one great-grandchild, Faith Lynn Coulter; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Deloris Veazey Coulter, in 2007; his parents, Ellis and Lula Emma Hale Coulter; three brothers, Bervin, Bob and Ellis Coulter; and an infant sister, Hazel Mae Coulter.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Friday, April 25, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Reese officiating. Burial will be in the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Nathan Coulter, Brandon Coulter, Tommy Pullin and Johnny Kilcrease.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ronnie G. Patrick

Ronnie G. "Slim" Patrick, 50, of Lake Village died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. Born April 30, 1963, in Delhi, LA, to Lee Otis Patrick Sr. and Sue Ella Worthy Patrick, he was a master electrician, a journeyman plumber, manager of Airport Road Water Association, and a member of Chicot Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors are his daughter, Hannah Jon Patrick and her fiance', Jared Justus of Fayetteville; his mother, Sue Ella Patrick of Lake Village; and two brothers, Lee Patrick, Jr., and wife Margaret of Snyder and John Wayne Patrick and special friend Kathy Coulter of Lake Village; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Otis Patrick, Sr.; two sisters, Millie Austin and Suzzie Moss; and by a brother, Joseph Patrick.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Faith Fellowship Church with Bro. David Powers officiating. Arrangements are by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village. Memorials may be made to Chicot Missionary Baptist Church, 744A Lakehall Road, Lake Village, AR 71653.

Robert Lee Tucker, Sr.

Robert Lee Tucker, Sr., 73, of Crossett died on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. Born June 7, 1940, in White to the late Chester Tucker, Sr., and Evandy Jones-Tucker, he attended T. W. Daniel High School in Crossett. He retired from his own pulpwood contracting business and loved to fish.

Survivors include his wife, Edner Tucker of Crossett; one son, Robert Lee Tucker, Jr., (Jacqueline) of Shreveport, LA; one daughter, Crystal Carter of Oklahoma; three stepdaughters, Marcia Kidd, Lajoyce James, and Cristina Hollins; one brother, Albert Tucker (Sharon); and one sister, Annie Bell Wade, all of Crossett; a granddaughter, Chantal Tucker; and two great-granddaughters, Asia and Serenity James of Crossett; five nieces, two nephews; and special friends Ricky Collins and Robert Frazier; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Chester "Snake" Tucker, Jr.

Funeral service was at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Crossett with burial in the Ryles Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Albert Tucker, Jr., Sonny Lewis, Jr., Raymond Lewis, Robert, Williams, Ricky Collins and Roy Hampton. Guest book at www.mitchellmemorial.com.

William Henry Wimberly

William Henry "Buddy Ruff" Wimberly, 83, of Crossett died Friday, April 18, 2014, at Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was a Crossett native, lived in Los Angeles, CA, for 42 years and had lived in Crossett for the past 20 years. He enjoyed fishing and football with his favorite teams the Oklahoma Sooners and the Indianapolis Colts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Agnes Jenkins Wimberly and two brothers, Clemmie and Jack Wimberly, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Sue Ann Johnson Wimberly; four sons, Larry Keith of Crossett, William Wimberly, Jr., of Las Vegas, NV, Don Corinels Wimberly of Vacaville, CA, and Patrick Wimberly of Ohio; one daughter, Sankista Wimberly (Richard) of Palmdale, CA; his mother-in-law, Annie Currle (Robert) of Rockford, IL; a sister-in-law, Johelen Griffin (Gene) of Crossett; brothers-in-law, Robert Gregg of Warren and Charles Macon (Madeline) Rockford, IL; seven grandchildren, special nieces, Clemmie Mae Wimberly and Lee Ella Wimberly of Kansas City, MO; a special cousin, Thomas Johnson (Ruby) of Crossett; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Revs. Harriel White, III, Tyrone Broomfield, Barbara Langstaff and Eddie B. Loggins officiating. Pallbearers are Mario Brown, Paul Brown, Ralph Dunning, Walter Hendrix, Tyrone Moore and Newton Washington. Honorary pallbearers are the trustees of Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church. Burial will be in the Carlock Cemetery under the directior of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwell funeral home.net.

April 30

Frances Norrell Corker

Frances Norrell Corker, 77, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Hamburg, died Saturday, April 26, 2104, at Texas Regional Medical Center in Sunny Vale. Born May 10, 1936, in Hamburg, a daughter of the late Oscar Norrell and Eunice Curry Norrell, she was a member of New Haven Baptist Church. She married Oscar Lee Corker on October 20, 1953, and he died July 30, 1991. Surviving are two sons, Oscar Dewayne Corker, Sr., and spouse Rhonda of Seagoville, Texas, and Robert Allen Corker and spouse Karen of Searcy; one daughter, Frances Ann Frier and spouse David of Mesquite, Texas; two sisters, LeFreda Johnson of Hamburg and Virginia Hearn of Crossett; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, She was also preceded in death by two sons, Carroll Corker and Norman Corker; two brothers, Oscar Norrell, Jr., and William E. Norrell; two sisters, Doris Jenkins and Geneva King; and three grandchildren Robert A. (Little Bobby) Corker, Jr., Matthew Cody Corker and Shawnda Dawn Corker. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Frazer's Funeral Home chapel in Warren. Burial will be at the Carlock Cemetery near Hamburg. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 p.m. until the service. Guest book at www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

Abie Gerald Dixon

Abie Gerald "Jerry" Dixon, 74, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at UAMS in Little Rock. Born on June 8, 1939, in Crossett to Palmer Carl and Katherine Stratton Dixon, he served in the U. S. Air Force and was a millwright for Georgia Pacific. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed gardening, reading, watching the Arkansas Razorbacks and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Strahan Dixon of Crossett; one son, Gerald Palmer Dixon of Crossett; one daughter, Lisa Dixon Whitlock of Farmerville, LA; his mother, one brother, Bill Dixon of Crossett; one sister, Mary Whitworth of Benton; and two grandchildren, Casey Dixon and Cristine Dixon. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, April 25, at Jones Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Lyle Hern officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Carl Keller, Bruce Gray, Bill Ferguson, Roger Williams, Royce Young and Dewey Carter.

Memorials may be made to UAMS, 4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Stephen Wade Sibley

Stephen Wade Sibley, 54, of Matthews, LA, formerly of Eudora, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Ochsner St. Ann Hospital in Raceland, LA. Born September 9, 1959, in Phoenix, AZ, he was a truck driver for Neff Rentals of Houma, LA, and a Baptist.

He is survived by his significant other, Mary Beth Lagrone of Raceland; a son, Charles Winston Randall Sibley of Kilbourne, LA; a daughter, Stephanie Sibley of Hamburg; his parents, Eddie Leon Sibley and Inez Cason Sibley of Eudora; two brothers, Neal Sibley and his significant other, Candi Aston, of Eudora; and Casey Sibley of Fernandina Beach, FL; four sisters, Gaye Johnston and husband Robert of Kilbourne, Shawn Look and husband Jeff of Bonham, Texas, Suzie Katzer and husband Scott of Fernandina Beach, and Nina Sibley and her significant other, Rudy Carreon, of San Antonio, Texas; grandparents, Jessie and Earl Stein of Hamburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles Leon Sibley, Eddie Frances Sibley and James Randall Cason.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Bishop-King Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Bro. Terry Jordan officiating. Guest book at www.bishopfuneral homeinc.com.

Patrick Steven Stinson

Patrick Steven Stinson, 64, of Hamburg, who was born October 23, 1949, died Thursday, April 24, 2014. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Marine Corps from 1968-1969. A construction worker, he enjoyed camping, fishing and watching old movies.

Survivors include his sister, Teresa (Paul) Brooks of Lake Village, formerly of Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. K. K. Stinson; and his mother, Allene Waits Banks.

Arrangements were by Arkansas Funeral Care. Guest book at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.

Patsy Spurlock Streeter

Patsy Ruth Spurlock Streeter, 77, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe, LA. Born February 2, 1937, in Start, LA, to the late George and Donnie Spurlock, she was a former manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Bastrop.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Streeter of Bastrop; three children, Tim Davis and wife Mary of Bastrop, Shirley Holifield and husband Ken of Kilmichael, MS, and Wendy Campbell and husband, Clyde of Bastrop; a stepdaughter, Nita Jean Streeter of Donphian, MO, 12 grandchildren, Spring Sanchez and husband Phil, Dustin Swopes, Crystal Nethercott and husband Brian, Ashley Davis, Heaven Crow, Sunny Seaton and husband Duane, Angel Holland, Laramie McKinnie, Amanda Fennell, Sekret McLemore, Brooke Pruitt and husband Cody and Amy Martin; two brothers, George Spurlock and Jerry Spurlock; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and in-laws.

Mrs. Streeter was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Todd Randall Davis; a great-grandson, William Joseph Hickman, Jr.; and ten siblings

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with Bro. Todd Wooden officiating. Burial was at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Trafalgar Cemetery north of Snyder. Pallbearers were Dustin Swopes, Phil Sanchez, Phil Sanchez, Jr., Coty Pruitt, Justin Smalling, and Lloyd Streeter. Guest book at www.cox funeral.com.

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