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Bobby Jack Chambers

Bobby Jack Chambers, 81, of Crossett died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. Born on December 27, 1932, in Crossett to Festus Enoch and Denver Doris Atkins Chambers, he worked for The Crossett Company and Georgia-Pacific for 25 years and then owned Chambers Real Estate and Appraisal Company in Crossett. He was a member of the Lions Club, Civitan Club, Gideons and Arkansas Nail Benders, had obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and was a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

Survivors include two sons, David Chambers (D.J.) of Warren and Dan Chambers (Joan) of Little Rock; one daughter, Debby Bonds of Little Rock; one brother, Jim Chambers (Hope) of Arlington, TX; five grandchildren, Kirby Bonds, Sr., of Hamburg, Jeff Chambers of Los Angeles, CA, Kit Bonds and Rebecca Mills of Little Rock and Kim Jensen (Steve) of Alamogordo, NM; five great-grandchildren; one niece, Dawn Vilbig; and one nephew, Mark Chambers. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rosemary Chambers.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, May 30, at the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Bro. Gary Carter officiating. Burial followed at the Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 2200 S. Bowman Rd., Little Rock, AR 72211; Gideons International, P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635 or Ashley County Humane Society, P. O. Box 253, Crossett, AR 71635. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Lewis H. Horton, Jr., DDS

Lewis Hiram Horton Jr., DDS, 87, of Crossett died on the morning of June 1, 2014. Born on October 12, 1926, in El Dorado to Louis and Cecelia Schneider Horton, after graduating from El Dorado High School, he served in World War II in the Merchant Marine before attending Loyola University in New Orleans where he received a degree in dentistry. Dr. Horton practiced dentistry in Crossett for 30 years. He was also a member of the Crossett Rotary Club. He greatly valued his parish, Holy Cross Catholic Church, in Crossett. He also enjoyed gardening and working in the yard.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Horton of Crossett; a daughter, Dianne Patota of Suwanee, GA; two step-daughters, Mary (Gresham) Steensland of Springfield, VA, and Leann (Gresham) Haynes of Perry; one stepson, Dr. E. A. Gresham of Crossett; one sister, Mary Ellen Comeau of Wichita, KS; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Horton.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 5, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary starting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Greater Crossett Area Food Pantry, 309 Pine Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2400 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Gloria Faye Miller

Gloria Faye Miller, 82, of Shalimar, Florida, died on Monday, May 26, 2014, at her home with her family at her side. Born to Frank and Olga Rutledge on October 23, 1931, in Corsicana, TX, she was a former Crossett resident. She had worked at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museumin Monroe, LA, for the last seven years.

She is survived by her three daughters; Joyce (Ronnie) Bailey of Crossett, Jan (James) Bass of Shalimar and Jill (Willie) Markham of Royal; one son, Johnny Miller of Crossett; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Allen Miller; three sisters, Claudia Warrington, Frankie Fisher and Mattie White; and two brothers, Dudley and Billy Rutledge.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, at the Medders Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Reverend Floyd Griffis officiating followed by burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bryan Bailey, Brad Bailey, Brent Bailey, Michael Lee, Josh Pippen and Chris Tharp.

Online guest books at www.emeraldcoastfuneral home.com and www.medders funeralhome.com.

Agnes Strickland

Agnes Strickland, 57, of Wilmot, a retired teacher, died Monday, May 26, 2014. Services are planned for 12 noon on Saturday, June 7, at First Baptist Church in Wilmot.

Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Union Baptist Church, in Wilmot. Burial will be at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Wilmot under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home of Bastrop, LA.

Imogene Stanley Young

Imogene Stanley Young, 89, of Crossett died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation in Crossett. Born on May 20, 1925, to Artie and Bessie Bonds Stanley, she was a Baptist and enjoyed gardening, crafts, quilting and fishing.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Belinda Jackson of Crossett; eleven grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, John Dawson Jackson and L. L. Young; one son, Roger Smith; and two daughters, Brenda Jackson Brantley and Sandra Jackson Fruge.

Grave-side services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Eden Cemetery. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 83 Crossett, AR 71635.

Obituaries Published June 11

William "Bill" Homer Courson

William "Bill" Homer Courson, 67, of Crossett died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital. Born on December 20, 1946, in Crossett to Robert O. and Carolyn Marie Word Courson, he retired after 30 years as a millwright for Georgia Pacific and was an Air Force Vietnam veteran. He enjoyed duck hunting and fishing and was a member of the American Legion and Meridian Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Mae Courson of Crossett; two sons, Shane Courson (Ashley) of Mayflower and David Courson (Bianca) of Crossett; one daughter, Tiffani Blankenship (Brad) of Crossett; two step-sons, Kevin Ross (Deanna) and Shawn Barnett of Crossett; one brother, Bob Courson, Jr., of Butlerville; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, June 6, at Meridian Baptist Church with Bros. Kevin McDaniel and Bob Courson officiating. Burial followed at the Carter Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Mike Young, Michael Young, Freddie Guin, Allen Jackson, Todd Courson and Alan Courson. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Norrell, Dan Emory, John Pennington and Benny Wayne Young. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Children's Homes, Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450.

Bro. Roy Glenn Craig

Brother Roy Glenn Craig, 82, of Possum Valley died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at his home. A native of Hamburg, a resident of Possum Valley in Drew County for the past 11 years and a former resident of Crossett, he was a Korean Conflict veteran of the United States Army. He attended Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, was a minister for 55 years and pastored and organized churches in Southeast Arkansas and North Louisiana. He also attended the Eaton Barber College in Little Rock and was a barber for 53 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. A member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, he served as the associate pastor and was an avid hunter.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie White Knowles Craig of Possum Valley; two sons, Keith Craig of Crossett and John Paul Craig and wife Rita of Longview; a daughter, Patricia Martin and husband Jimmy of Hamburg; a daughter-in-law, Kay Craig Malan of Possum Valley; a sister, Dorris Kelley of Crossett; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and his extended family, a son, James Knowles and wife Renee of Possum Valley; three daughters, Eulea Kiraly of Monticello, Hope Jones of Mayflower and Mollie Ward and husband Rob of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 47 years, Edith Mae Willis Craig, in 2001; a son, David Craig, in 2010; his parents, Richard and Bertie Pogue Craig; a brother, Doyle Craig; and a sister, Edith Nell Meeks.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 7, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Bros. Jerry Carter and Kevin Dunn officiating. Pallbearers were Hershell Loveless, Mark Eubanks, Phillip Kelley, Steve Craig, Tony Craig, James Robert Meeks, Greg Kelley and Jamie Meeks. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Eubanks and Hurley Berry.

Burial was in the Hollis Chapel Memory Garden. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church, c/o Barbie Eubanks, 174 Longview Road, Wilmar, AR 71675 or to Arkansas Hospice, 224 Highway 425, Monticello, AR 71655. Guest book at www.jones hartshorn.com.

Lillian Christine Fox

Lillian Christine Fox, 88, of Crossett died on Friday, June 6, 2014, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation. Born on August 22, 1925, in Kingsland to Walter Dow and Minnie Lou Ella Foley Smith, she was a homemaker and a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Edgar Haynie of Crossett; a daughter-in-law, Mildred Fox White of Crossett; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Fox was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Fox; a son, David E. Fox; and a daughter, Peggy Joyce Haynie; two sisters, Onie Mae and Erma; and six brothers, Henry, Cecil, Earnest, Matthew, Ivy and Jewel.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, at Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bro. John Martin and Edgar Haynie officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Gracie Maude Harris

Gracie Maude Harris, 78, of Hamburg died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at her residence. She was a native of Hamburg, a homemaker, and a member of Hollis Chapel Baptist Church. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, growing flowers and reading.

She is survived by three sons, Russell Harris and wife Karen of Monroe, LA, and Randal Harris and Rayland Whitehead of Hamburg; one daughter, Sandi Whitehead of Hamburg; one sister, Charlene Doss of Crossett; eight grandchildren, Scott Harper (Christey), Dianna Harper, Jeanifer Gaudet (Tim), Gregg Harris, Raetchel Roush, Josh Whitehead, Allison Holland and Brooks Holland; seven great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones. Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Rex Harris, and her parents, Limmie and Lottie Ware Willis.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Hollis Chapel Baptist Church with Bros. Dale Doss and Willis Doss officiating. Pallbearers are Scott Harper, Dakota Harper, Gregg Harris, Simon Pamplin, Cody Berryman and L.J. Noble. Honorary pallbearers are Schaylar Jenkins and Brooks Holland. Burial will be in Hollis Chapel Memorial Gardens under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

J. L. Jeffers

J. L. Jeffers, 66, of Crossett lost his battle with cancer on Monday, June 2, 2014. Born on July 21, 1947, in Portland to Carl and Louise Jeffers, J. L. was a lifelong resident of Crossett. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was employed by U. S. Dunnage and was an active member of the Crossett Masonic Lodge #576 and also a district deputy grand marshal of District 16 in the Scottish Rites. He was a member of the Lions Club, a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country in the Navy and was a deacon and a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Mary Jeffers of Crossett; two daughters, Theresa Duke and husband Todd of Dubach, LA, and Kristi Morgan and husband, Steve "Cheezy" of Crossett; seven grandchildren, Blake "Bubba" Kubiak, Casey "KK" Morgan, Sydney "Lulu" Morgan, Patrick Duke, Chris Duke, Brittni Gober, and April Duke; two great-grandchildren, Daniel and Ansaley Duke; three brothers, Charles Jeffers and wife Angela, Jerry Wayne Jeffers and wife Becky of Crossett and Junior Jeffers and wife Gail of Milo; two sisters, Margaret Robinson and husband Ray of Bastrop, LA, and Jane McClain and husband Mac of Milo; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Louise Jeffers; and three sisters, Faye, Nancy and Elizabeth.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, June 6, at Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Farrell Breshears and Buddy Boykin officiating. Pallbearers were Carl Kelley, Tom Arnn, James Hamilton, Earl Lee McCrory, Glen Hodge and Keith Breshears. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to East Gate Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church, Attn: John Nowlin, 111 Ashley 391, Crossett, AR 71635.

Nannie Doss Maheras

Nannie Dean Doss Maheras, 90, of Fayetteville died on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Washington Regional Hospice in Fayetteville. Born in Warren to Arthur and Ethel Aultman Clark, Mrs. Maheras was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Odessa Migrothy; and two brothers, Seth Clark and Birdie Clark. Her passion was her garden, and she especially enjoyed putting on a straw hat and going fishing, and always enjoyed the sounds of birds singing.

Mrs. Maheras married Ray Doss in 1945 and lived in Crossett for many years. They divorced in 1970, and she moved to Napa, CA. In 1990 she married Dr. Theodore Maheras, who survives her. Other survivors are a sister, Dorothy Childers of Dallas, TX; her three children (and spouses/partners) Sonya Doss of Fayetteville, Ken Doss (Gina) of Fayetteville and Fred Doss (John) of New York, NY; four grandchildren, Luke, Simon, Zoe and Andrew; five great-grandchildren and other beloved relatives.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, at Jones Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Buddy Burton officiating. Pallbearers were Thomas Glenn Childers, Arthur Faye Clark, Tab Childers, Al Jones, Chris Jones, Luke Doss and Simon Doss. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Katherine Sawyer

Katherine Sawyer, 77, of Crossett died Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was a native of Longview community in Drew County, retired from Georgia Pacific's plywood mill, and was a member of Kingdom Builders Outreach Ministries. Mrs. Sawyer enjoyed cooking, sewing and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Thomas "Tom" Sawyer; two daughters, Mary L. Sawyer of Crossett and Evelyn Sawyer-Forte of Nashville, TN; two brothers, James Martin and wife Mary Jean and Leroy Martin and wife Aquanetta of Crossett; three grandchildren, Anthony Dawkins and Sandy Sawyer-Williams of Crossett and Tyler W. Forte of Nashville, TN; two great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Dewayne Sawyer; one daughter, Shirley Ann Hendrix; her parents, Green and Ouida Mae Miller Martin; one brother, MacArthur Martin; and three sisters, Earnestine Brooks, Christine Brown and Hazeline Foster.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Davis Memorial C. O. G. I. C. with Rev. Curtis Johnson officiating. Active pallbearers were Alfred James, Derrick Hayes, Cornelius Williams, Charlie Miller, Kenneth Childress and Cornelius Girtman. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Brooks, Darryl Bryant, Anthony Dawkins and Tyler Forte. Burial was in the Quinn Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

Georgia Mae Simpson

Georgia Mae Simpson, 94, of Houston, TX, formerly of Crossett, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital in Houston. A native of Ashley County, she was a retired teacher, a member of Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church, and the Eastern Star, a past member of Silver Star #306. She was dedicated member of Quinn Chapel Women's Missionary Society and worked with all local societies where her husband pastored. Mrs. Simpson graduated from Philander Smith and Shorter College in Little Rock and taught in the Arkansas public school system for 40 years.

She is survived by one son, Raymond Simpson of Little Rock; one daughter, Emma Horton of Houston; three grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Travis V. Simpson; and her parents, James Girtman, Sr., and Lutter Girtman.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church with Revs. Tyrone Broomfield, Jessie Washington, L. V. Tolefree, C. L. Lovett and Marvin Scott, officiating. Pallbearers are Leondrus Simpson, Michael Scott, Nathan Girtman, Dennis Girtman, J. P. Wright, Bruce Wright and Michael Girtman. Burial will be in Quinn Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the funeral home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

John E. "Johnny" Smith

John Emory "Johnny" Smith, 65, of Moselle, MS, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his residence. He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1967 and received a parks and recreation degree at Arkansas Tech University and wildlife management and forestry degrees from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He owned and operated Johnny's Water Care, a water conditioning business, for a number of years in Hamburg where he also, served as a city councilman and volunteer fireman.

After earning a forestry degree in 1990, he began a career with Georgia Pacific as a procurement forester in New Augusta, MS. Afterwards, he managed a MAP program in Monticello, MS, and Taylorsville, MS, for several years before retiring from Georgia Pacific in 2007. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Hamburg and is a member of Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. He was an avid fisherman, deer and duck hunter, and loved to camp with his life-long friends.

He is survived by his wife, Belle Smith of Moselle; a son, John Frederick (Tara) Smith of Monticello; a step-daughter, Tina Michelle (Chris) Cobb of Petal; a stepson, Michael Christopher Rogers of Moselle; a sister, Camille Smith (Jack) Carpenter of Perryville; and grandchildren, Collin Cobb, Wyatt Emory Smith, and Walter Maddox Smith.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Jones & Son Funeral Home chapel in Moselle, MS. Burial was the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesfuneral home.com.

Leslie Renee Elton Smith

Leslie Renee Elton Smith, 41, of Bastrop, LA, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her residence. She was employed as the office manager for the Woman's Clinic at North Monroe and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, James Stacey Smith; her mother, Penny Murphy of Bastrop; her father, Lewis Elton and wife Dianne of Hamburg; a daughter, Chelsea Elizabeth Smith and fiancé, Corey Boies of Bastrop; sons, James Cameron Smith and Logan Christopher Smith of Bastrop; grandparents, Bonnie Elton of Hamburg and Katharyn Lilly of Bastrop; father and mother in-law, Charles and Katie Matheny of Bastrop; grandmother in-law, Marcile Matheny; a sister in-law, Amy Smith Ricks and husband Philip of San Antonio, TX; two brothers, Neal Elton and wife Pollyanna of Hamburg and Brent Elton and wife Veronica of Bastrop; four sisters, Rhonda Massey of Old Taylorsville, MS, and Sherri Ingram and husband Robert, Charlene Murphy and partner Marquita Mihaliak, and Franny Murphy of Bastrop; 14 nieces and nephews and a host of friends and other relatives.

Grave-side services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Beekman Cemetery in Beekman, LA, with Bro. Gary "Juice" Guice officiating. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Funeral Home in Bastrop.

Honorary pallbearers are Preston Carter, Brian Malone and Michael Goodson. Guest book at www.goldenfh.com.

Cathrine LaNell Walsh Toney

Cathrine LaNell Walsh Toney, 90, of Crossett died on Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on May 17, 1924, in Sparkman to the late Thomas, Sr. and Kathleen Reynolds Walsh, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, Joe Toney and wife Patsy of Hemet, CA; a daughter, Cathy Savory and husband Bob of Phoenix, AZ; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Toney was preceded in death by her husband, Otto L. Toney, Jr., and brothers, T. M. "Duffy" Walsh, Jr., and Abner Walsh.

Grave-side services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 9, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Dr. Russell Moore officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 ot to a charity of choice.

Obituaries Published June 18

Bro. Lawrence Amos

Bro. Lawrence Amos, 90, of Hamburg died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at his residence. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Hamburg for most of his life and a former resident of Nashville, he was an U. S. Navy veteran, a retired heavy equipment operator and a Baptist minister for the past 54 years.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Billie Hynum Amos; two sons, Larry Joe Amos and Tommy Vernon Amos of Hamburg; five daughters, Kaye Brownen of Glen Rose, Texas, Darlene Jones of Livingston, Texas, Rita Kinsey and husband Stephen of Honobia, OK, Cindy Davis of China Springs, Texas, and Terrie Zeigler of Hamburg; a brother, Lane Amos of Hamburg; a sister, Helen Knight of Hamburg; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Thomas Amos; his parents, Bill and Fannie Woods Amos; and three sisters, Lena Findley, Feddie Murphy and Hildred Livingston.

Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, at the Unity Baptist Church with Revs. Bob Lonadier and Tommy Boles officiating. Burial was to be in the Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Mickey Amos, Johnny Ray Clark, Justin Clark, Tony Brownen, Steven Kinsey and Thomas Clark. Honorary pallbearers were to be Danny Amos, Steven Dale Brownen, Kelley Chambers, Cody Scott and David Amos. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Waylon Eugene Caine

Waylon Eugene Caine, 28, of Hamburg died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 2004.

A deck hand for JanTran, Inc., he was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, an avid hunter and fisherman, and he enjoyed working on his vehicles.

He is survived by two daughters, Harley Veree Caine and Lexie Gene Caine of Crossett; his parents, Stephen and Rita Stanley Caine of Hamburg; a sister, Jessie Caine of Star City; and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Billy Joe and Mary Emma Kelley Caine; and his maternal grandparents, Odell and Betty Trigleth Stanley.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. John Martin officiating.

Burial was to be in the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Joey Adair, Jeremy Barnett, Joey Bell, Donnie Tanksley, Chris Tanksley and Dustin Tanksley with Patrick Stanley as honorary pallbearer.

Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Theresa Smith Carter

Theresa Smith Carter, 59, of Crossett died on Monday, June 9, 2014. Born on November 23, 1954, in Natchez, MS, to Billy Gene and Etta Anita Page Smith, she was a homemaker and a member of Judson Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Richard N. "Rick" Carter of Crossett; two sons, Richard Jason Carter (Sheila) of Greenbrier and Justin Neil Carter of Hot Springs; one daughter, Amber Michelle Willink of Crossett; one brother, David Smith of Meadville, MS; one sister, Deborah Ann Sullivan (Bo) of Meadville, MS; six grandchildren, Elizabeth and Mary Willink, Grant and Hannah Carter, and Braden and Ashlyn Jones; a special friend who was like a sister, Marion "Moocat" Leggett of Meadville; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her father, Billy Gene Smith; her mother, Etta Anita Bradley; a brother, Billy Gene Smith, Jr.; her stepdad, David Thomas Bradley; and her grandparents.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Clayton Hales officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Gideons. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Ricky Otis Cole

Ricky Otis Cole, 53, of Wilmot died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. He was a native of Magnolia, but had lived most of his life in Wilmot. He enjoyed basketball, bowling and talking to people.

He is survived two brothers, George Cole of Kansas City, MO, and Calvin Cole of Milwaukee, WI; two sisters, Gladys Parker of Little Rock and Dorris Jackson of Kansas City, KS; his fiance', Patricia Brandon; and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, George Arthur Cole; his mother, Mary B. Mosley Cole; and his step-mother Bessie Stanley Cole. The remains were cremated with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Glenn W. Hollis

Glenn W. Hollis, 83, of Hamburg died on Friday, June 13, 2014, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County, he worked at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill for 46 years. He served as president of Local 369 for several years before he retired. He became a member of the Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church in Milo in 1961 and was ordained as a deacon on August 5, 1973. He served in many duties of the church ranging from song leader to adult Sunday School teacher. From a young age he became an advocate of gospel music. He was a musician and songwriter and was elected to the Ashley County Music Hall of Fame in 2006. He loved to participate in the monthly singing at the Springhill Community building. He was active in the community and had served on the Crossroads Cemetery Association board since 1950, serving in various positions including president from 2000 to 2014. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vernelle Gibson Hollis of Hamburg; three daughters, Linda Stodghill and husband William of Rayville, LA, Cheryl Kelley and husband Mike of Crossett and Marcia Alexander and husband Bruce of Hamburg; seven grandchildren, Rodney Burchell, Mark Burchell, Candace Latiolais, Crystal Breen, Brice Alexander, Hollie Smith and Zachary Alexander; 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ardon and Alma Thompson Hollis; a sister, Clatie Jean Hollis White; and a brother, Marlin Hollis.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church with Bros. Keith Boseman and Scott Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rodney Burchell, Mark Burchell, Brice Alexander, Zachary Alexander, Ron Burchell, James C. White, Jr., and Lathon Latiolais. Honorary pallbearers were John Richardson, James Robert Meeks, Julian Estelle, Charles Donaldson, Tommy Thompson, Marvin Wallace, John Walton, Pat Allison, John Walton and Jimmy Meeks. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church, 310 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Crossroads Cemetery Association, c/o Billy Bolin, P. O. Box 412, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Louise Norman Holtz

Louise Norman Holtz, 89, of Hamburg died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Beth Page, TN, a resident of Hamburg for the past 23 years and a former resident of Little Rock, she worked for the Arkansas Department of Human Services and was a piano teacher. She was a member of the Hamburg Church of Christ.

She is survived by a son, Thomas F. Holtz of Plumberville; a daughter, Harriett Lovett and husband Coley of Hamburg; a brother, Davis E. Norman of Midlothian, VA; a sister, Elizabeth Onie Womble of Huntsville, AL; four grandchildren, Major Mike Holtz, Courtney Holtz, Tim Lovett and Jeff Lovett; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin C. Holtz, in 1972; her parents, William H. and Onie Arterburn Norman; and a sister, Corrine Climer.

Grave-side funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 19, at Pinecrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Alexander with Bro. Joe Sponaugle officiating. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Church of Christ, 1109 N. Main Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be at the cemetery 15 minutes before the service.

Lester M. Jeffers

Lester M. Jeffers of Philipp, Miss., died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at his home. Born at Fountain Hill to Henry and Estelle Jeffers, he was a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored churches all over the Mississippi Delta for 31 years including Philipp, Sunflower, Rome, and Blaine.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Murphy Jeffers of Philipp; a son, Robert Jeffers of Pensacola, FL; two daughters, Kimberlee (Jeff) Kenney of South Mills NC, and Sonya (Scott) Beck of Carrolton, MS; a sister, Elsie Mausehardt of Crossett; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dale, two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at Philipp Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to The Baptist Children's Village, Post Office Box 27, Clinton, Mississippi 39060-0027. Arrangements were by Mortimer Funeral Home of Greenville. Guest book at www.mortimerfh.com.

Don Kelley

Don Kelley, 74, of Hamburg died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Stonegate Villa Health & Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A lifelong resident of the Promise Land community outside Hamburg, he served in the United States Army Reserves for six years. He worked for W. E. Tucker Butane Company, Jim Courson Butane Company, Jordan Bierbaum Butane Company, Ferrell Gas Company and Matthews Gas Company. He also worked for Jones Funeral Home and Jones-Barnett Funeral Home in Hamburg, served the City of Hamburg as police chief and volunteered for the Hamburg Fire Department. He was a charter member and served as a deacon at the Gardner Baptist Church and was a member and a deacon of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. He sang in the Promise Land Quartet and was a lifelong member of the Mist Deer Camp.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Sedberry Kelley of Hamburg; a son, Steven Ray Kelley of Tillar; a special adopted granddaughter, Kylie Carpenter; four sisters, Mary F. (Tilley) Mann, Mary L. Stafford, Faye Wallace and husband Emmitt and Ann Brooks and husband Steve of Hamburg; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Malvin "Monk" and Nadine Stell Kelley.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Michael Reese, Kenny Williams, Trey Emory and John Mooney officiating. Burial will be in the Promise Land Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers are Bill Wallace, Sammy Wallace, Bobby Shockley, Billy Stafford, Scottie Stafford, Ben Stell, William Stell, John Stell and Mike Moseley. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Mist Deer Camp. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Library Fund, 765 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR 71646

George Wade Kellum

George Wade Kellum, 80, of Hamburg died Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, an auctioneer, and a Baptist. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting and buying and reselling items.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Georgia Knowles Kellum, two sons, George Kellum, Jr., and wife Denise and Jimmy Kellum and wife Lisa of Goodwill, LA; two daughters, Debra Albritton and husband Will of La Grange, TX, and Amanda Kellum of Hamburg; two brothers, Willard Kellum and wife Lois of Star City and Doyle Kellum and wife Rhonda of Conway; five sisters, Jean Crews, JoRene Leveritt, Dellazine Ogden and Elizabeth Phillips of Hamburg and Sue Doshier and husband Bobby of Monticello; six grandchildren, Bobby Wade Kellum, Christy Kellum, Amy Kellum, Angel Carpenter, Jamie Grice and Emma Albritton; and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Hubert Kellum; and his parents, Albert and Ola Vell Sherion Kellum.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bros. Joel Meredith and Michael Kelley officiating. Pallbearers were Marty Baker, Michael Doshier, Wade Doshier, Ronnie Nelms, Tommy Browning and Bradley Leveritt. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny and Chad Leveritt. Burial was in Promise Land Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Arkansas Baptist Children's Home, 222 W. Pope St., Monticello, AR 71655. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Ruth Ann Raney

Ruth Ann Raney, 65, of Warren died Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Born September 13, 1948, in Gould, a daughter of the late Finnis Dennis and Martha Ruth Adams Dennis, she worked for Potlatch Lumber Company for over a decade as a forestry technician helping to invent the super pine which is widely grown today. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by a sister Frieta Priest.

She is survived by her spouse, George Raney of Warren; two sons, George F. "Bo" Raney and spouse Pat of Crossett and Andrew Jess Raney of Warren; two daughters, Georgia Ann Raney of Star City and Suzanna Stinnett of Bearden; five brothers, Dewayne Dennis of McGehee, Lonnie Dennis of Pine Bluff, Lawrence Dennis of South Carolina, Larry Dennis of White Hall and Roy Dennis of Dover; a sister, Sue Smith of Rison; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Lawrence Raney officiating. Active pallbearers were Bo Raney, Michael Raney, Garth Stinnett, Billy Clay, Andrew Raney and Mark Raney.

Arrangements were by Frazer's Funeral Home. Guest book www.frazerfuneralhome.com.

Macel Rodgers

Macel Rodgers, 87, of Crossett died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Hamburg and a resident of Crossett for over 60 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church for over 50 years where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years.

She is survived by two sons, Gerry Rodgers and wife Martha and Ronnie Rodgers and wife LaFran; a daughter, Nita Edmonsond and husband Bob, all of Crossett; a brother, Bruce Pennington and wife Martha; two sisters, Merle Murphy and Annette Craig and husband Jimmy, all of Hamburg; a sister-in-law, Jean Pennington; six grandchildren, Meredith Harrison and husband Kevin, Amy Rice and husband Larry, Hope Rodgers, Michael Merriweather and wife Christy, David Rodgers and Josh Rodgers; and eight great-grandchildren, Mason Manning, Rainie Rodgers, Jack Rice, Juliana Rice, Hayden Harrison, Hannah Harrison, Morgan Merriweather and Kenzie Merriweather. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Austin T. Rodgers, in 2003; her parents, McClellan and Annie Lou Howard Pennington; four brothers, Elton, Don, M. C. and Conrad Pennington; a sister, Erma Lou Sharp; two brothers-in-law, Pete Murphy and Jack Sharp; and two sisters-in-law, Bobbie Ann Pennington and Joyce Pennington.

Funeral services are at 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, at the North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church with Bros. Jason Bates and John Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tony Blann, Jimmy Pennington, Royce Sharp, Reagan Craig, Mickey Pennington, Ricky Pennington, Kenny Pennington, Phillip Craig, Jeff Pennington and Mack Pennington. Honorary pallbearers are Andrew Wallace, Joey Johnson, Glenn Willis, Herman Johnson, Junior Adams and Dewey Carter. Memorials may be made to the Timberline Federal Credit Union Relay for Life, P. O. Box 929, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church, 1301 Mimosa Street, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Neva Thomas

Neva Thomas, 79, of Crossett, who was born February 24, 1935, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Thomas; her children, Robert Earl Thomas, David Thomas, and Winnie Berry; her grandchildren, Brian and Christy Thomas, Zac Thomas, Brandon and Amanda Morris, Chance and Brandy Morris, Nathan and Amber Thomas, Alanna and Clayton Bass, Brooke Thomas, Brittney and Joshua Johnson; great-grandchildren, T. J., Collin, Johnna, Ayden, Lanie, Kirsten, Caitlyn, Emmie, Carson, Ethan, Tank, Jack, Cooper, and Dustin; and siblings, Winnie McCann and J. W. Pennington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Hattie May Pennington; and two siblings, J. W. and Lavern Pennington.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with burial at the Hickory Grove Cemetery. Guest book at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.

Obituaries Published June 25

Orellian Joseph Adams, Sr.

Orellian Joseph "O. J." Adams, Sr., 74, of DeRidder, LA, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Beauregard Memorial Hospital. Born in White Castle, LA, on July 13, 1939, he was an U. S. Marine Corps veteran and owner and operator of Marks Automotive and R & O Camper Sales. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and past Master of Little Flock Lodge 236 and Portland Lodge 499 and was a Shriner. He loved to hunt and travel with family and friends and always wore his Mason buckle and ring proudly.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rita Gail Gee Adams; one son, Jody Adams and wife Lisa of DeRidder; two daughters, Nanette Swisher and husband Jerry of DeRidder and Cherie Motley and husband Richard of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Swisher and wife Courtney, Allie Adams Isbelle and husband Weston, Lanie Adams and Tanner Adams of DeRidder, Heather Clow and husband Clinten and Darrin Motley of Houston, Bradley Motley of Brenham, TX, Zachary Motley and wife Catherine of Winterport, Maine; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon Jarreau and Marilyn David; and one brother, Edward Adams, Jr., and wife Janet of Port Allen, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Annette Adams.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial followed in Dry Creek Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Shriners Hospital or Dry Creek Baptist Encampment. Guest book at www.labbymemorial.com.

Myrtle Leen Jenkins

Myrtle Leen Jenkins, 84, of Crossett died on Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on April 7, 1930, in Crossett to Tom Jack and Lonie Belle Barnett Watt, Mrs. Jenkins was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, camping and listening to bluegrass music and was a member of Community Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Jimmy Jenkins (Mary) of Texarkana, TX, and Billy Jenkins, Glen Jenkins (Elizabeth) and David Jenkins (Maggie) of Crossett; two daughters, Betty Jean Williams (Owen) of Crossett and Peggy Sue Morgan (Mike) of Hamburg; one brother, Jessie "Jap" Watt (Lois) of Crossett; one sister, Nancy Marie Marter (Bruce) of Huttig; 15 grandchildren, Lane and Jason Williams, Jeanie Morgan, Susan Streeter, Brian, Kenny, Timmy and Glen David Jenkins, Makayla, Samantha and Brandon Jenkins, Carol Ann, Krystal, Dalton and Seth Hartzog; 23 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 53 years, Willie Herman Jenkins; five brothers, Lindsey, Melvin, Leroy, Troy and Clyde Watt; and two sisters, Clarice Joiner and Annie Lou Rushing.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Bros. Mike Chain and Mike Griffith officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Pallbearers were Greg Watt, Malcolm Lee, Timmy Watt, Gary Watt, James Watt and Gene Watt. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Bob McCormick, Luke Clark, Fawn Jones, Jack Hamm, Ed Watt, James Outlaw, Sonny Forrest, Harold Tucker, Elton Taunton, Lance Brantley, Brandon Jones and Billy Taunton.

Memorials may be made to Community Chapel Baptist Church, 109 Hoss Carter Rd, Crossett, AR 71635

Virginia Ware Knight

Virginia Ware Knight, 90, of Hamburg died Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Stonegate Villa Health & Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Wilmar and a resident of Hamburg and Ashley County all of her life, she was a retired seamstress and had worked at Linda's Dress Shop for many years. She was a member of the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church where she taught crafts at Vacation bible School for many years. She loved doing needle work and crafts.

She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Wanda Hill of El Paso, Texas, and Lois Taylor of Alpena; a sister, Julia Mae Barnett of Bonita, LA; four grandchildren, Kim Dickey of Bell Buckle, TN, JaNell Davidson of Harrison, Tony Ware of El Paso, Texas, and Terry Ware of Valley Springs; seven great-grandchildren, Charles Hernandez, Katherine Hernandez Ware, and Mark Anthony Hernandez Ware of El Paso, Texas, Chad Dickey and DiHanna Dickey Bass of Bell Buckle, TN, and Ethan Ware and Macy Ware of Valley Springs; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cecil Knight and Clifton Ware; two sons, Jack and Hogan Ware; a granddaughter, Becky Ware; her parents, Isaiah and Willie Rogers Woods; two brothers, James and Lucky Woods and two sisters, Louise Kenneyton and Beatrice Bradford.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Ferrell Breshears officiating. Burial was to follow at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Tony Ware, Terry Ware, Ethan Ware, Joe Davidson, Chad Dickey, Bill Cason, James Ed Woods and Justin Bass. Honorary pallbearers were to be Kim Dickey, JaNell Davidson, DiHanna Bass, Lamar Bass, Elleona Bass, Amy Ware, Macy Ware, Joe Hill, Wanda Hill and Lois Taylor. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 15, Hamburg, Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

James Albert Lochala

James Albert Lochala, 85, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died on Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on August 6, 1928, in Crossett to Wiley Britton and Sadie Townsend Lochala, he served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He retired as a pulp mill operator for Georgia Pacific after 37 years of service. He loved fishing, hunting and traveling and was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church for 55 years.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Thurman Lochala; three sons, Dennis James Lochala, Bill Lochala (Lynn) and Greg Lochala; a grandson, Jesse Lochala; a granddaughter, Leigh Hensley (Josh); one great-grandson, Casen Dean Hensley; and one sister, Lois Farmer.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, June 23, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crsosestt with Tracy Reed officiating. Pallbearers were Malcom Tullos, Jerry Voss, David Dickerson, John Grady Richards, Bruce Blankenship, Steve Courson, Jesse Lochala and Josh Hensley. Honorary pallbearers were Gene Deal, Otis Paul Malloy, Byron Jones, Tracy Schilders, Royce Young and Mike Young.

Burial followed at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Crossett, 701 Main, Crossett, AR 71635.

Louis Ricks, Sr.

Louis Ricks, Sr., 79, of Snyder died Monday, June 16, 2014. at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County, he was a retired automotive and farm equipment mechanic and a member of Aulds Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved working in his garden.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Martha Strother Ricks; a son, Tommy Ricks of Snyder; three daughters, Verna Ferry of Monticello, Nancy Turner of Gillett and Brenda Sedberry of Hamburg; a brother, E. W. Ricks of Hamburg; a special sister-in-law, Wanda Paes of North Little Rock; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Geneva Crow Ricks.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 19, at the Aulds Baptist Church with Bros. Ray Williams and Sammy Land officiating. Burial was in the Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lamar Vestal, Austin Vestal, Brian Fleetwood, Clayton Sedberry, Dale Caine, Franklin Ricks, Ronnie "Peanut" Kelley and Ronnie Rice. Honorary pallbearers are Rodney Ricks, Scottie Williamson and Jarrod Stahley. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

D'Andre Akeem Seals

D'Andre "Dre" Akeem Seals, 19, of Pine Bluff died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. Born September 23, 1994, to Rodney Seals and Kymara Seals, he was a 2012 graduate of Pine Bluff High School where he was a member of the Zebra football team. He was a junior life member of the NAACP and a member of Breath of Life Church where he served as a youth usher. He attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, his freshman year on a football scholarship and also attended the University of Arkansas- Pine Bluff for a semester.

He is survived by his parents, Kymara Seals of Pine Bluff and Rodney (Dwane) Seals of Fort Worth, TX; a sister, Shabrean Seals of Pine Bluff, a brother Rodney K. Seals of Pine Bluff; two stepbrothers, Chase Boyland and Collin Boyland of Fort Worth; a maternal grandmother, Linda Hill of Hamburg; a paternal grandfather, Walter Morris of Pine Bluff; maternal great-grandparents, James and Kathryn Council of Hamburg; a paternal great-grandmother, Willie Lee Simpson of Pine Bluff; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Dre was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Augustus Hill; his paternal grandmother, Loretta Seals-Obiagwu; and his adopted brother, Emeka Obiagwu.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Breath of Life Church, 1313 Pine Street by Rev. Kerry Price, Sr. Burial was to follow at Forrest Lawn Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County, P. O. Box 6027, Pine Bluff, AR 71611. For guest book, see www.brownfuneralhomeand mortuary.com.

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