May 7

Janie Ann Brockwell

Janie Ann Brockwell, 83, of Crossett died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Covington, TN, and a resident of Crossett since 1961, she worked at the Hamburg and Crossett Shirt Factories and owned her own ceramic shop for several years. She was a member of the Church of Christ and loved to fish.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Fulton Brockwell; three daughters, Janie Ann Murphy, Doris Rives and Chris Ferrell of Crossett; two sons, Bobby Murphy of Johnsville and Ricky Murphy of Hampton; two stepsons, Glen Brockwell and Tony Brockwell of Crossett; two sons that she raised, Tommy Murphy of Lonoke and Jackie Murphy of Hamburg; two sisters, Peggy Manly of Covington and Carol Lynn Herron of Memphis; 18 grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Earnest and Travis Murphy; her father and step-mother, Charles and Sue Thomas; her mother, Gladys Dean Thomas; four brothers, Charles Thomas, Jr., James Thomas, Jerry Thomas and Bobby Thomas; five sisters, Lazene Metzie, Lila Tracy, Betty Waites, Sandra Moses and Chris Bounds; and two sons that she raised, Sonny and Raymond Murphy.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Friday, May 2, in the Carlock Cemetery with Pastor Ginger Weems officiating. Memorials may be made to the Carlock Cemetery, c/o Mike Bays, 331 Ashley Road 462, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Terry Lee Christiansen

Terry Lee Christiansen, 75, of Fayetteville, GA, died Friday, May 2, 2014. Formerly of Ashley County, he worked for 45 years for Georgia Pacific Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Christiansen of Fayetteville, GA; seven sons Steven Christiansen, Matthew Christiansen, Andrew (Jamie) Christiansen and Jeremy Christiansen of Fayetteville, GA, Thomas Christiansen of Milledgeville, GA, Peter (Beth) Christiansen of Perry, GA, and James (Donna) Christiansen of Warner Robbins, GA; eight grandchildren; a sister, Carol (Norman) Varga of North Bend, OR; and a brother, John (Jackie) Christiansen of Coquille, OR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Terence and Geneva Christiansen.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Redwine Road, Fayetteville, GA. Jody Jennings will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Troup 245, c/o Bishop Edward Gowen, P. O. Box 1557, Ft. Valley, GA 31030. Arrangements are by Carl J. Mowell & Son. Guest book at www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

Helen Johnson Crawford

Helen Faye Johnson Crawford, 82, of Hamburg died on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Gardner Nursing Center in Star City. Born July 28, 1931, in Clarksville, TX, along with her twin sister Ellen to John Howard Johnson and Margie Young Johnson, she lived in Paris, TX, until 2008 when she moved to Hamburg to be with her son and family. She was in the restaurant business for many years and was a member of the Eden Baptist Church of Hamburg.

She is survived by two sons, James Bailey and wife Norma of Hamburg and Michael Bailey and wife Sandra of Malvern; a sister, Betty Pitts of Paris, TX; a brother, Charles Goodwin and wife Dixie of Duncan, OK; two grandsons, Blake and Ryan Bailey; two granddaughters, Judy Castra and Amy Quinn; a step-grandson, Kevin Rial and wife Renee; eight great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Muriel Crawford, in 2005; her parents, her twin sister, Ellen Coutts; a sister, Louise Stinson; and four brothers, Douglas, John D., Jesse and Bobby Johnson.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, at the Bright-Holland Funeral Home chapel in Paris, TX, with James Bailey officiating. Burial was to be in the Stone Chapel Cemetery in Clarksville, TX. Local arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Harley Thomas Morris

Harley Thomas "Tommy" Morris, 64, of Ozark, MO, formerly of Russellville, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Born in Bauxite to Henry Hubert and Reba Roswell Morris, he was the eighth of nine children and a former resident of Hamburg. A charter member of Victory Missionary Baptist Church, he served as Victory's music director for many years and was passionate about gospel music.

He is survived by his wife, Jacque Collins, who he married in 1969; two sons, Bryan Anthony Morris and wife Shauna Sutton Morris and Brent Thomas Morris and wife Lisa Reeder Morris; five grandchildren, Will, Cadee, Sophie, Addie and Cole; three sisters, Ann Forrester of Ozark, Joan Hellums of Bossier City, LA, and Polly Boudreaux of Prairieville, LA; his only brother, James "Buddy" Morris of Hamburg; and Jacque's family and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters.

His ashes were laid to rest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the Brearley Cemetery on Highway 27 at Dardanelle. Family and friends joined together for a celebration of his life at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Russellville.

The family requests memorials to Victory Missionary Baptist Church, Post Office Box 10905, Russellville, Arkansas 72802. Arrangements were by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.

Jack Morrison

Jack Morrison, 92, of Little Rock died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Parkway Health Center in Little Rock. Born on Mother's Day, May 12, 1921, in Paducah, KY, he grew up in McGehee after his family moved there on the job with the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was a resident of Little Rock for the past eight years and a former resident of Miami, FL, and Charleston, SC. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist College in 1948, and while in college he met and married Edwina Dunning ofWilmot. His career includes coaching at Prescott and working as the YMCA physical director at Baton Rouge, LA, and Augusta, GA. He joined the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and was assigned to the B-17 in England. His love of flying and his military experience led to a 22 year career as an air traffic controller with the FFA. He loved ham radio and RVing and with his wife, an avid birdwatcher, much time was spent on the road. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Edwina Dunning Morrison of Little Rock; a daughter, Rebecca Miller and husband Richard of Wilmot; a sister, JoAnn Sawyer of Decatur, AL; five grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives.

A private burial will be held in the Wilmot Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Elaine W. Norman

Elaine W. Norman, 79, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Urania, LA, a resident of Crossett for many years and a former resident of Hamburg, she worked at the One Stop in North Crossett for several years and owned and operated Elaine's Home Cooking in Hamburg for many years. She was a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God.

She is survived by four daughters, Kathy Heeter and Karen Anderson and husband Michael of San Antonio, TX, and Sheila Shelton and Norma Sellers and husband Randy of Crossett; a son, Ed Tipton of Crossett; two brothers, Aaron Wilson and wife Geneva of Foley, AL, and Pete Wilson of Crossett; three sisters, Shirley Thompson and Glenda Spruell and husband James of Crossett and Wanda Stepp of Cleburne, TX; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas C. Norman, in 2008; a daughter, Sandra Carpenter, in 2006; a grandson, Matthew (Matt) Barnard, in 2008; her parents, Henry and Myrtie Powell Wilson; a brother, Glen Allen Wilson and a sister, Velma Louise Wilson.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 1, at the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Revs. Jerry Grant and John Martin officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were J. W. Martin, Willis Doss, Jimmy Pennington, Ronald Ricks, Richard Walker and Bradley Stewart. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Rutledge, Dale Carpenter, Jonathan Teague and Shelby Carpenter. Memorials may be made to the Cloverdale Assembly of God Youth Program, P. O. Box 636, Crossett, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Charles Curtis Newton

Charles Curtis Newton, 80, of Cleveland, MS, died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. Born on September 25, 1933, in Portland to the late Jasper Curtis Newton and Pearl Elam Newton, he graduated from Portland High School in 1951 and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he played nose guard for the football team. He graduated with a B. S. in industrial management and served in the United States Army as a corporal from 1954-1956.

He married Sarah Jane Noble of Hamburg on June 16, 1963, and they were married for 50 years.

Employed by Commercial Credit Corporation from 1962 until 1989 and retired after working in finance after 33 years, he was a 50 year member of the Portland Masonic Lodge and a member of the Cleveland Exchange Club for 34 years. An active member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Cleveland, he was a member of the Scrap Iron Sunday School Class and enjoyed many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and sports. He enjoyed attending all Delta State University athletic games and was a dye-hard Arkansas Razorback fan.

Survivors are his wife, Sarah Noble Newton; two sons, Curtis Leslie Newton and wife Linda Gail of Cleveland and John Noble Newton, Sr., and wife Kim of Bentonia, MS; and four grandchildren, Taylor Newton, Parker Newton, Noble Newton, and Ashley Newton.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 2, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Cleveland. Pallbearers were Jerry Ainsworth, Ed Ballard, Pat Brower, Earl Coleman, Dr. Jerry Dallas, and Gerald Jordan. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Scrap Iron Sunday School Class. Burial followed services in the Hamburg Cemetery Friday afternoon.

Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice. Funeral arrangements were by Cleveland Funeral Home. Guest book at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

May 14

Lorna Lucksinger Arbuckle

Lorna (Lucksinger) Arbuckle, 76, a native of Coleman County, TX, died on Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Orange, TX. Born on July 16, 1937 in Santa Anna, TX, to Fred and Lorna Grace Luckinger, she graduated from May High School in 1956 and worked in business administration at several universities including Rice University, University of Central Florida, and University of Louisiana-Monroe as well as working as a controller for Miller Drilling. She was a proud conservative and patriot, put together cookbooks for friends and family and loved to sing and was a self-taught pianist.

Survivors include three children, Dr. Lorna Kathleen Sheriff and husband Steve of Nacogdoches, TX, Laura Kinnaird and husband Lt. Col. Tommy C. Kinnaird (ret) of Orange, TX, and Billy Arbuckle, Jr., and wife Robin of Orlando, Florida; a brother, Arthur Lucksinger and wife Rose Marie of Austin, TX; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Fred "Sonny" Lucksinger; and an infant sister, Patricia Ann Lucksinger.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home chapel in Brownwood with Bill Slaymaker officiating. Burial followed in the May Cemetery.

The family requests memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project or May Cemetery Association in her honor. Guest book at www.davidmorrisfuneralhome.com.

Kattie Bell

Kattie Bell, 78, of Parkdale died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Bell was a native of Wilmot and a resident of the Empire community in Chicot County for 59 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Joe Bell and wife Renee of Parkdale; a daughter, Nancy Everett and husband Allen of Jones, LA; two sisters, Lois Nell Austin of Hamburg and Nettie "Cricket" Kelley of McGehee; four grandchildren, Kathryn Parkerson, Joey Bell, Chad and Bryan Everett; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jack Bell, in 2012; her parents, Ed and Mary Vail Smith; a sister, Willie Mae Tillbury; and a brother, R. W. "Cobb" Smith.

Grave-side services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, in the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Sanders Brooks officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Jeanie Carter

Jeanie Carter, 82, of Hot Springs died on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Born Norma Jean Dolan on August 9, 1931, in Crossett to Norman and Ocie Boykin Dolan, she spend her formative years in Crossett and Hamburg and then moved to Little Rock and later met her husband, Roger, there. She was a long-time member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and served a number of years as bookkeeper and secretary to the rector. She taught poetry to the first and second grade students at St. Luke's Day School and the day school was dear to her heart.

At the age of 45, she took a creative writing class with Dr. Ken Cook at National Park Community College, and her passion and career as a poet began. She was a member of Roundtable Poets of Hot Springs and the state and national poetry organizations. She was a volunteer for several local organizations and enjoyed helping others. She was an avid reader and belonged to the Serendipity Book Club.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Roger Frank Carter; two step-children who became her own, Dawn Groover and husband Joe and Roger Alan Carter and wife Tammy; grandsons Justin and Peyton Carter and Riley and Will Groover; and a granddaughter, Jena McNeill; two brothers, Jack Dolan of Springfield, Illinois, and Frank Dolan and wife Martha; and a nephew, Barry Dolan, all of Crossett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Donna Dolan Gates; and her step-mother, Tessie Nash Dolan. At the age of four, her mother died, and her maternal grandmother reared her and her infant brother, Jack, for many years.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church with Rector C. B. Baker officiating and arrangements by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home of Hot Springs. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Day School Scholarship Fund. Guest book at www.caruth-hale.com.

Randy Donaldson

Randy Donaldson, 54, of Crossett died on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Baptist Health Center of Little Rock. Born July 1, 1959, in Dermott to Willie Frank, Jr., and Neva Jane Donaldson, he lived most of his life in Crossett where he played in the Crossett High School Band and graduated in 1977. He was a former employee of Jade's Super Foods and Wal-Mart's dairy department and loved sports, especially the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Survivors include his father, Willie Frank Donaldson, Jr., of Crossett, and two brothers, Jerry Donaldson and wife Debbie of Warren and Tommy Donaldson of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his mother, Neva Jane Donaldson; and one brother, Steven Paul Donaldson.

A grave-side service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Toby Austin officiating under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 13, from 7-8 p.m. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Martha Virginia Oliver Griffin

Martha Virginia Oliver Griffin, 91, of Fountain Hill died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her home. Born on July 11, 1922, to Cora Denson Oliver and John Robbie Oliver on a gravel road north of Fountain Hill, she was an avid gardener until a few years ago. Reading was her second hobby. She was a faithful member of the Hamburg Church of Christ.

She is survived by three daughters, Martha Griffin Bush and husband Tommy of Romance and Susan Marie Griffin and Lisa Kay Griffin of Flint, Michigan; two sons, John Carl Griffin and wife Sherry of Alexander and Oliver Thomas Griffin and wife Mignon of Fountain Hill; a sister, Marie Oliver Ross and husband Virgil of Sylmar, CA; four grandsons, Blake Scott Griffin of Fountain Hill, Lance Aaron Griffin and wife Michelle of Crossett, Thomas Glenn Bush of Little Rock and Jason Glen Griffin of Lake Jackson, Texas; one granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Griffin of Searcy; and one great-grandchild, Landri Belle Griffin of Crossett. She is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carl Griffin, in 1991, her parents, a brother, Bobby Oliver, who was killed in the Philippines in World War II; a daughter-in-law, Anita Lewis Griffin; and a niece, Jenny McGraw.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 10, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Joe Sponaugle and Joe Shairrick officiating. Burial was in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Robertson, Kenny McDaniel, Bobby Griffin, Lance Griffin, Glenn Bush and Jason Griffin.

Memorials may be sent to Children's Homes, Inc, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Maxine Hagood Lankford

Maxine Hagood Lankford, 82, of Fountain Hill died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Drew County and a resident of Fountain Hill and northern Ashley County all of her life, she worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for over 20 years and was a member of the Bayou Mason Baptist Church in Lake Village.

She is survived by a son, David Hagood and wife Sandra of Lake Village; two daughters, Linda Riley Spruell and husband Ricky and Judy Spruell and husband Clifford, all of Fountain Hill; two brothers, Russell Hill and Billy George Carpenter of Lake Village; two sisters, Susie Brooks of Trona, CA, and Margaret Graham of Ridgecrest, CA; four grandchildren, Teresa Brazier, Bryan Hayden, Kevin Riley and Sarah Hagood; ten great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, David Hagood, in 1966 and Winford Lankford, Sr., in 1998; a granddaughter, Tina Hayden; her parents, Marion and Daisy Chambers Hill; and two brothers, G.T. Hill, Jr., and Lavon Hill.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Phillip Payne officiating. Burial was to follow at the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Drew County with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were to be Kane Riley, Jimmy Shaver, Rusty Hill, Barry Hill, Shannon Hill, James Hill, Rick Brazier and Teddy Clayton. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

J. C. Loggins, Sr.

J. C. Loggins, Sr., 105, of Oakland, CA, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, of kidney disease. Born in Strong on April 4, 1909, to Andrew and Hattie (Wilder) Loggins, on April 25, 1937, he married Eva Maria Holmes, a union that brought forth nine children. He ran a cotton gin, corn mill and sawmill and traveled all over Arkansas and Louisiana setting up and working in the sawmill and also hand hewing crossties. In the 1940s, he migrated to the West Coast and served a short time in the U. S. Army. He retired after 35 years working for the Alameda Naval Rework Facility. A self taught carpenter, repaired homes as a sideline.

Survivors include eight children, Charles (Wilma), James (Sheila), J. C. (Sandra), L. C. (Jazz), Donna (Mac), Keith and Kevin (twins) and Kenneth; his sister, Ora Lee Tillman; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A daughter, Eva Delores, preceded him in death.

Grave-side services were at 1 p.m., Friday, May 9, at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Strong with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Zemery Dewayne Noble, Jr.

Zemery Dewayne Noble, Jr., 84, of Crossett died on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at his home. Born on November 16, 1929 in Stillions to Zemery D., Sr., and Mamie Kate Pickel Noble, he was a member of First Baptist Church and IAM. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Elvin Noble; and a sister, Margery Tucker.

Survivors include his wife, June Fife Noble of Crossett; one son, Bob Noble of Atkins; two daughters, Lynn Richards and Joan Hamm of Crossett; two brothers, Don Noble of Glenwood and Allen Noble of Conway; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Grave-side services were at 1 p.m., Monday, May 12, at the Crossroads 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.

Jean Mormon Shelton

Jean Mormon Shelton, 88, of Hamburg died Friday, May 9, 2014, at her residence. A native of Snyder and a resident of Hamburg since 1947, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, John Richard Shelton and wife Tammy; two daughters, Susan Diane Lawrence and Sarah Jean Shelton of Hamburg; five grandchildren, Susanne Lawrence Keller and husband Clint, Julie Lynn Lawrence, John Richard Shelton, Jr., William Van Shelton and Stephen Peyton Shelton; and two great-grandchildren, James Alexander Rogers, III, and Sarah Elizabeth Brandon.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Willie Van Shelton, Sr., in 2005; a son, Willie Van "Bilbo" Shelton, Jr., in 2006; her parents, J.W. "Wister" and Minnie Jones Mormon; three sisters, Grace Crosby Elton, Jessie Gober and Martha Wall; and a brother, John Mormon.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m., Monday, May 12, in the Eden Cemetery with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Honorary pallbearers were John Richard Shelton, Jr., William Van Shelton, Stephen Peyton Shelton and James Alexander Rogers. III.

Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Library, 211 E. Lincoln Street, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Hamburg Helping Hands Food Pantry, c/o Mary Williams, 816 Pine Ridge Drive, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Shaquita Anne Smith

Shaquita Anne Smith, 29, of Jacksonville, FL, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in Jacksonville. She was a native of Crossett but had lived in Jacksonville for the past nine months and was a McDonald's employee. She enjoyed listening to music, reading, talking on the phone and being on her computer.

She is survived by two daughters, Trinitee Burton and Essence Smith of Jacksonville; one brother, Mickey Tate of Hamburg; two sisters, LaQuicia Paskel and husband L.V., Jr., and Daphne Cromwell of Crossett; and a host of other family, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillie Mae Jacobs, and her father, Jerrel D. Smith.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Horace Ingram officiating. Active pallbearers are Chris, Lavoris and Anthony Lincoln, Wayne and Thomas Williams and Kenneth Russell. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Johnson, Thomas Jacobs, Willie Cooper, J.C. Boyd and Mickey Tate. Burial will be in the Phillip Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 13, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

May 21

James N. Burns

James N. Burns, 78, of Fountain Hill died Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Hector and a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 40 years, he was a veteran of the United States Army and owned and operated Burns Texaco in Fountain Hill for 10 years. He also worked for Ashley County and retired in 1998. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by three step-sons, Bobby Shaver and wife Joni of Collinston, LA, Jimmy Shaver and wife Pearly of Fountain Hill and Tommy Shaver and wife Mary of Crossett; two brothers, Denver Burns of Portland and Robert "Booster" Burns and wife Mary Jo of Parkdale; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen H. Shaver Burns, in 2011; a stepson, Clarence Shaver, in 2008; and his parents, R. Q. and Idell Collins Burns.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, May 19, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Townsend officiating. Burial was in the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers were Orby Shaver, Billy Shaver, Joe Shaver, Drew Shaver, Bo Shaver, Shannon Shaver, Chris Shaver, Cole Shaver and Jeff Amos. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Bonnie Engelkes Harrod

Bonnie Engelkes Harrod, 71, of Hamburg, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Little Rock. A native of Stuttgart, she was a resident of Hamburg for many years and had lived in Arkadelphia for 10 years. She graduated from Hamburg High School in 1960. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Arkadelphia. She was a homemaker, a farmer's wife and avid bird watcher.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Boyce Harrod; two daughters, Amy Harrod (April) and LeAnne Krillenberger (John) of Little Rock; a daughter-in-law, Terri LaGrone Harrod Streeter of Hamburg; seven grandsons, Brent Harrod, Brandon Harrod and Hayden Harrod, Trey Krillenberger, Evan Krillenberger, Ethan Cetehows and Reid Schlack; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Tab Harrod, in 1997; a grandson, Jeremy Harrod, in 1983; and her parents, Lloyd and Margaret Henderson Engelkes.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 18, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial was in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, Brent Harrod, Brandon Harrod, Hayden Harrod, Trey Krillenberger, Evan Krillenberger and Reid Schlack. Honorary pallbearers were Shan Streeter, Carl John Gwin, Ralph Parker, Randy Tomerlin, Bill Bonds and members of the Hamburg Fire Department. Memorials may be made to the Tab Harrod Memorial Scholarship Fund by the Hamburg Fire Department, c/o Bryan Hollis, 121 Greenbrier Road, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Travis Wayne Lewis

Travis Wayne Lewis, 60, of Hermitage died on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at UAMS in Little Rock. Born on January 11, 1954, in Crossett to Travis Lavon and Annie Mae Lord Lewis, he was a machinist at Georgia Pacific. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, painting, model airplanes and crafts and was a member of North Crossett First Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Annie Lewis of Hermitage; one sister, Patricia Lewis of Hermitage; and three aunts, Sue Lord of Monticello and Shirley Outlaw and Bobbie Lewis of Crossett.

Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at the Hickory Grove Cemetery with Bro. Jason Bates officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Pallbearers were J. D. White, Gary Jeffers, Waylon Outlaw, Billy Joe Savage, Brent Shairrick and Heath King. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Townsend, John Paul Craig, Chip McMahan and Larry Meeks.

Mack Tomerlin

Mack "Cotton" Tomerlin, 74, of Hamburg died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. A native of Wilmar and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life, he was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a pulpwood logger for many years then worked for Georgia-Pacific Corp. for 20 years in the plywood mill, retiring in 2003.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Streeter Tomerlin; a son, William Patrick Tomerlin; two daughters, Katherine Stone and Connie Jo Scott and husband Jeff; a brother, Gerald Tomerlin and wife Patsy, all of Hamburg; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Lynn Tomerlin Kemp, in 1983; his parents, Mack and Ruby Gifford Tomerlin; a brother, Kenneth Wayne Tomerlin; and a sister, Connie Sue Tomerlin.

Grave-side services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Judson Cemetery with Brother James Thompson officiating. Pallbearers were to be Johnny Bussell, Christopher Tomerlin, Dale Streeter, Eddie McGathy, Mark Tomerlin and Randy Streeter. Honorary pallbearers were to be Eddie Dean Savage, Brian Rabb, Randy Tomerlin and Jimmy Don Stafford.

Memorials may be made to the University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Myelodysplasia Research, P. O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Archie J. Walker, Jr.

Archie J. Walker, Jr., 81, of Wilmot died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his home. Born August 30, 1932, in Wilmot, the son of the late Archie Walker, Sr., and Sally Howie, he was a machinist for Nickson's Machine Shop, a former Wilmot mayor and a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church outside Montrose.

Survivors are his wife, Barbara Walker of Wilmot; a son, Steven Walker and wife Tammy of Santa Maria, CA; a daughter, Karen Walker and husband Tom Traylor of Phoenix, AZ; four stepchildren, James Metcalf, John Metcalf, LaRhonda Johnson, and Quanisha Wooden; one sister, Clara Rains of Hacienda Heights, CA; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and special friends, Gladys Williams and Cleveland Parker.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Bishop-King Funeral Home chapel in Lake Village with Bro. Lloyd Townsend officiating.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Guest book at www.bishopfuneralhome inc.com.

May 28

Thomasene Rodgers Anders

Thomasene Anders, 86, of Crossett died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. Born on January 27, 1928, in Smackover to Thomas Bradford and Lou Anna Ford Rodgers, Mrs. Anders was a former employee of Bemis Bag Company and a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and working with flowers.

Survivors include two sons, Gale Anders (Sandy) of Crossett and Rev. Mickey Anders (Sarah) of Lexington, KY; four grandchildren, Dana Anders Miller (Jeff) of Tuscaloosa, AL, Niki Anders Black (Clay) of Crossett, Andy Anders (Crystal) of Centreville, MD, and Will Anders of Lexington, KY; and three great-grandchildren, Gracen Miller, Jordyn Black and Lizzie Anders. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Chester Anders.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, in the North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Denon Cagle, Marvin Spurlock, Ronnie Rickman, Dewey Ward, Edgar Haynie and Michael Mixon. Honorary pallbearers were Lamar Hill, James Ward and Willard Noble. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to North Crossett First Baptist Church, 1035 Hwy. 133, Crossett, AR 71635.

Roy A. Baker

Roy A. Baker, 83, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Gardner Nursing Home in Star City. Born December 9, 1930, in Sumpter, a son of the late Carlton Baker and Erdie Stuard Baker, he was a lifelong equipment operator, a Free and Accepted Mason with the distinction of 32nd Degree, a United States Air Force veteran who served in Korea and was a member of Martins Chapel United Methodist Church. He loved to garden and hunt.

He is survived by a son, Jimmy Baker and spouse Rickie of Crossett; and a grandson, Corey Baker and spouse Sydney of Crossett. He married Jo Ann Outlaw Baker in April, 1954, and she died October 4, 2006. He was also preceded in death by a half brother, Cecil Baker; and a sister, Waldean Hayes.

Funeral services were at 10 a. m. Saturday, May 24, at Frazer's Funeral Home chapel in Warren. Burial was in the Outlaw Cemetery by Frazer's Funeral Home. Guest book at www.frazer funeralhome.com.

Ellie Harville

Ellie Harville, 95, of Hamburg died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Arkansas Hospice Center in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and Hamburg, she was a homemaker, worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for 18 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Harville and wife Suzan of Batesville and Bobby Harville and wife Tracy of Hamburg; two daughters, Joyce Lowry of Crossett and Betty Grantham and husband Rud, of Lake Village; a sister, Don Woods Howie of Hamburg; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Uriah Harville, in 1998; her parents, Cleveland and Lula Adair Jackson; two brothers, Ben and Buck Jackson; and four sisters, Ruth Nelson, Vivian Hill, Jessie Mae Bates and Olivia Polato.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Eugene Howie officiating. Pallbearers are to be Blake Harville, Kenneth Grantham, Chris Ray, Bruce Carpenter, W. M. Wigley and Hank Stell. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Florence Estelle King

Florence Estelle King, 87, of Eudora died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Carroll Nursing Home in Oak Grove, LA. A native of Hamburg and a resident of Eudora since 1945, she retired after teaching for 44 years at Ross Van Ness, Wellford Elementary and Eudora Schools. She was a member of the Omega Baptist Church and was very active in the Wellford Community Share Group.

She is survived by two granddaughters, Cheryl Newell and husband Carlton of Stephenville, Texas, and Christy Poole of Kilbourne, LA; two sisters, Hazel Philpot of Temple, Texas, and Audrey Gifford of Austin, Texas; a sister-in-law, Rachel Summerland of Hamburg; a special friend, Linda Knight of Eudora; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raybon King, in 1980; a son, Donald Poole; her parents, Ernest and Lillie Melton Summerland; a brother, Fred Summerland; and a sister, Ellen Burdick.

Funeral services are at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, in the Omega Baptist Church with Rev. Trent Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers are Thomas Booth, Derick Booth, Will Booth, Garrett Booth, Kevin Dugan and Sam Dugan. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Summerland, Cleve Summerland, Jerry Poole, Tommy Poole, James Gifford and Pete Poole. Memorials may be made to the Omega Baptist Church, 385 W. Hwy. 52, Eudora, AR 71640 or to the Eden Cemetery Association, c/o Jerry Stanley, 747 Hwy. 8 West, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Kari Anne Martin

Karen (Kari-Anne) Hayes Martin, 60, of Hamburg died on Friday, May 23, 2014. Growing up in Hot Springs, she was active in Girl Scouts, church youth groups and high school chorus. She attended Henderson State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in history. She taught elementary school in Urbana for one year and worked for Hamburg Schools and Forest Echoes Technical Institute in Crossett for 18 years, serving as elementary teacher and librarian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg since 1981. Before her health declined; she served her church in children's choir, Vacation Bible School, adult dhoir and as the May flower committee hairman. She ran the bandstand at Hamburg High School for basketball and football games for over 20 years. She was an avid needlepoint and plastic canvas artist. She designed a set of decorations for every month of the year for display in her house.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Marty Martin; a son, Jeff Martin; a daughter, Tarah Pamplin and husband Robbie of Hamburg; six grandchildren and a foster sister, Marilyn Snyder of Jonesboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irving Joseph and Marian Cole Hayes, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were planned for 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial was to follow at the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Max Dyson, Donald Rosen, Robert Black, Richard O'Neal, Ben Carpenter and Bill Elton. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Shanta Michelle Miller

Shanta Michelle Miller, 33, of Little Rock, formerly of Fountain Hill, died Monday, May 20, 2014, at St. Vincent Health Systems. A native of Longview community near Fountain Hill, she was a former employee of Hamburg Head Start and was a member of the Church of Christ in Fountain Hill. She enjoyed drawing, reading and writing poems.

She is survived by one son, Tyron Graves; two daughters, SerVantra Patton and Simone Miller, all of Little Rock; one brother, Douglas Miller and wife Kisha of Hot Springs; two sisters, Amber Miller Lowery and husband Jasper of Little Rock and Tina Williams of Kansas City, KS; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edward and Merdis Delois Miller

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Church of Christ in Fountain Hill with Bro. Charlie Vincent officiating. Pallbearers were to be Dennis Cole, Bryan Wilson, Jonathan Wilson, Benjamin Brock, Calvin Miller, Fred Brock, Anthon Watson and Ronald Wilson. Burial was to follow at the Mt. Pelium Cemetery in Longview under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Dora Jane Parks

Dora Jane Parks, 69, of Crossett died Monday, May 19, 2014, at her residence. She was a former resident of Lake Village and Little Rock, had lived in Crossett for the past three years and was a homemaker and a Baptist. She enjoyed fishing and cooking.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby Earl Parks of Crossett; two sons, Max Wesley Rhodes of Horseshoe Bend and James Ray Rhodes and wife Maria of Crossett; one daughter, Bonnie Irene Smith of Panama City, FL; grandchildren Amanda, Shelby and Timothy Smith, Blake Rhodes and wife Tabitha, and Jaimey-Ray and Jason Rhodes, one great-granddaughter, Nova Rae; and a host of other loved ones and friends.

She was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Allen Rhodes; her parents, Max Jay and Irene Thrillkill Wilcox; two brothers, Kenneth and Nola Wilcox; and two sisters, Bonnie A. Wilcox and Maxine Neoma Wilcox.

The remains were cremated with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be given to the charity of choice. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Grady C. Shivers

Grady C. Shivers, Sr., 81 of Crossett died Friday, May 23, 2014, at his residence. A native of Strong and a resident of Crossett for over 50 years, he was a veteran of the United States Navy and worked for Georgia-Pacific Corp. for 35 years, retiring in 1992. He was a faithful member of the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church and an avid fisherman, gardener and hunter.

He is survived his wife of 57 years, Maedean Crawford Shivers; two sons, Grady Colvin Shivers and wife Lea Ann of Crossett and Don Shivers and wife Susie of Bastrop, LA; a sister, Monte Ford of Crossett; two granddaughters, Whitney Gill and husband Chris of Crossett and Courtney Ferebee and husband Parker of Tyler, Texas; a sister-in-law, Mardelle Henley and husband, Philip, of Monticello; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Artie Berry Shivers; two brothers, Thomas and Dewitt Shivers; and a sister, Claudette Blasengame.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, May 26, in the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Jerry Carter and Willie Thornhill officiating. Burial was in Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Tony Lee, Charlie Hicks, Anthony Adcock, Blaine Smyth, Curtis McDill and Brent Henley. Honorary pallbearers were William Coleman, Burl Toler, Joe Eubanks, Dennis Banks, Mershall Carpenter, Rex Brown, Buster Slayter, Sammy Curran, Billy Wayne McLeod, Bryce Moon, Richard Berry, Ronnie Berry, Philip Henley, Bobby Jenkins, Larry Goodwin, Eddie Payne, Roy Grantham, Bennie Swan and Memorials may be made to the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist, 120 E. Church Street, Crossett, AR 71635. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home .Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

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