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Tara Patrick Block

Tara "Ashlie" Patrick Block, 35, of Wilmot died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the UAMS Hospital in Little Rock. Born on August 28, 1978, in Tyler, Texas, she was a 1996 graduate of Crossett High School, a homemaker and a proud mother to four children. Her hobbies included reading, cooking and watching football, especially the Arkansas Razorbacks and Pittsburgh Steelers. She had a special place in her heart for breast cancer research and was an organ and tissue donor.

Survivors include her husband, Jesse LaRon Block; three sons, David Michael Ray Patrick of Crossett, Jonas Alexander Block and Ethan Andrew Block of Wilmot; one stepdaughter, Jacquese DeAnn Block of Branson, MO, and one godson, Timothy Johnson, Jr., of Wilmot; her parents, Huey and Pamela Dickson of Crossett; a grandmother, Flora Scarlet Johnson of Hamburg; one brother, David Andrew Dickson; and one sister, Jillian Mackenzie Dickson of Crossett, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Carlos Ray Johnson; and her mother-in-law, Joyce E. Block.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 27, at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bros. Scott Wheeler and Robyn Allen officiating. Burial followed at the Parkdale Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were David Glen Johnson, David Michael Ray Patrick, Kevin David Johnson, Alex Ray Colby Johnson, David Andrew Dickson, Edward Block, and Erwin Goodwin. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Crossett High School class of 1996.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, www.komen.org or P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Robert Brooks

Robert Brooks, 47, of Crossett died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, LA. A native of California, he lived 15 years in Crossett. He was a trained butcher and loved to fish.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Liz Brooks; five sons, Allen Brooks of Berea, KY, James Brooks and Chris Polk of Russellville, and Adams Brooks and Johnathon Knowell of Crossett; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at the New Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Siloam Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett. Guest book at www.mitchellmemorial.com.

Carrie Pamplin Dodd

Carrie Mae Pamplin Dodd, 81, of Crossett died on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Born in Hamburg on September 9, 1932, to Herman Calvin and Pearl Emory Pamplin, Mrs. Dodd retired as a quality inspector after 29 years of service with Georgia-Pacific. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting.

She is survived by sons, Frank L. Dodd (Pat) and Daniel C. Dodd (Judy) of Crossett, Terry L. Dodd (Carmen) of Cowden, IL, and Jerry R. Dodd (Betty) of Katy, TX; a daughter, Sandra G. Sisco (Wayne) of Goldsboro, NC; 21 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dodd was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roland J. Dodd; a daughter, Elva Jean Martin; a son, Larry L. Parks; and a great-grandson, William John Dodd-Ross.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park. 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 a charity of choice.

June Mays

Miss June Mays, 75, of Hamburg died Sunday, June 29, 2014. A native of Texarkana, Ark., a resident of Hamburg since 1976 and a former resident of Eudora, she was a special education teacher in the Crossett and Eudora School Districts for 35 years and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Jean Cole of Franklin, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews and a special care giver, Tammy Edwards of Montrose. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Essie Hill Mays; two brothers, George A. Mays, Jr., and Robert Richard Mays; and a cousin, Anna Grubb.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 3, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Troy Bray officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers are Max Grubb, Ricky Grubb, J.R. Grubb, Tony Grubb, Doug Nutter and Zachary Grubb. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Maxwell and Don Jones.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas State Library for the Blind, 900 W. Capitol Street, Little Rock, AR 72201-3108 or to the Crossett Community Scholarship Foundation, c/o Maxwell & Associates, P. O. Box 548, Crossett, AR 71635. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m.Wednesday at the funeral home.

LaFran Bates Richardson

LaFran Bates Richardson, 80, of Hamburg died Friday June 27, 2014, at the Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County, she graduated from Portland High School in 1951. She was a homemaker and loved to sew, quilt and cook and was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Luther Richardson; a son, Keith Richardson and wife Kathy; a daughter, Sandra Oliver and husband Mark; a special cousin, Charles Berryman, all of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Brandy Oliver, Melissa Richardson, and Ashley Tucker and husband Cody; and four great-grandchildren, Braxton, Corban, Gauge, and Mykaylynn.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dale Richardson in 2013; her parents, Harvey and Jessie Mae Jackson Bates and a sister, Margie Bates Fuller.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 29, at the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Eugene Howie and Jim Bates officiating. Burial was in the Cleveland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tom McLemore, W. M. Wigley, Roger Chavis, Dennis Byrd, Jim Rush and Earl McCrory. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Ferguson and the employees of Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409 or Gardner Baptist Church, P. O. Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

William Russell Woodman

William "Bill" Russell Woodman, 57, of Crossett died on Friday, June 20, 2014. Born February 22, 1957, in Astoria, Oregon, he grew up on a livestock farm in Elmer, LA, and was a member of the Rapides Parish 4-H and FFA clubs. He graduated from LSU with honors, earning a B.S. degree in pre-veterinary science and a Master of Science degree in animal science and extension education. He moved to Bastrop, LA, where he worked for the LSU Cooperative Extension Service in Morehouse Parish and later began a career with Georgia Pacific Pulp and Paper in Crossett where he worked as a quality control engineer until he retired. He was an avid LSU sports fan and enjoyed taking his children and grandchildren to the games.

He is survived by two sons, Stuart French Woodman and wife Brandi Bourque Woodman of Prairieville, LA, and Thomas Russell Woodman of Lafayette, LA; grandchildren Emilee Lynn Woodman of Baton Rouge, Nevaeh Michelle Woodman, D. J. and Savhanna Miller of Prairieville; his parents, Donald and Ann Woodman of Elmer, LA; and brothers Robert "Bob" Woodman, Hineston, LA, Jimmy Woodman of Houston, Texas and John Woodman Tunisia, Africa; a sister, Donna Woodman of Elmer, LA; and nieces and nephews Robert Woodman, Michael Woodman, Katie Woodman and Gary Woodman.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, in Rush Funeral Home chapel in Hineston. Burial followed in Fellowship Methodist Cemetery in Hineston under the direction of Rush Funeral Home. Local arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Obituaries Published July 9

Judith Reid Adams

Judith Reid Adams, 63, of Star City died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Arizona, a resident of Star City for the past eight years and a former resident of Hamburg, Crossett and Monticello, she worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts in Star City and Pine Bluff and an avid reader who loved spending time reading.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Donna Reid; a niece, Kathryn Eades; a nephew, Brandon Reid, all of Arizona; and a host of other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Bobby "Harold" Adams, in 2013; a daughter, Amber Rose Adams, in 2008; her parents, Clyde and Aurdess McDonald Reid; and a brother, Jimmy Reid.

Grave-side services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, at the Hamburg Cemetery with Bro. Keith Martin officiating. Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Library, 211 E. Lincoln Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be start at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the cemetery.

Helen Louise Hickingbottom

Helen Louise Hickingbottom, 79, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Morehouse General Hospital after an extended illness. Born January 1, 1935, in Wilmot to the late Jeremiah Samuel "Jerry" Vail and Norma Geane Foster Vail, she was a Sunday School teacher at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and later Faith Baptist Church where she was a member. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, John Hickingbottom of Bastrop; five children, Carolyn Sykes and husband Larry of Swartz, LA, Cathy Parker and husband Bobby of Mer Rouge, LA, Joy Reynolds of West Monroe, LA, Carlton Kelley of Texas, and John C. "Little John" Hickingbottom and wife Stacci of Bastrop; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Reynolds Tidwell and husband James, Chad Reynolds and wife Kristy and Kiersten Hickingbottom and Kylee Hickingbottom, all of Bastrop, Bonnie Campbell and husband Chris of Shreveport, LA, Drew Kelley of Longview, Texas, and Linzey Kelley of Crossett; four sisters, Juanita Jeffery, Frances Jeffery, Ellen Gregory and Arlene Straughn; a brother, David Vail; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Carl Dean Reynolds; a great-grandson, Gavin Lane Tidwell; and six siblings, Geane Martin, Muriel Finney, Marvin, Narvin, Junior and D. W. Vail.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at the chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with Revs. Paul Carter and Bodie Spicer officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Tidwell, Larry Sykes, Chad Reynolds, Coleton Reynolds, Kaleb Reynolds, Triston Reynolds, and Justin Reynolds. Guest book at www.coxfuneral.com.

Synthia Mae Hollis

Synthia Mae Foster Hollis, 94, of Fountain Hill died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and Fountain Hill, she was a homemaker and owned and operated the Hollis Grocery Store in Fountain Hill for many years. She was a faithful member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church where she was the adult ladies Sunday School teacher for many years. She was an avid gardener and bird watcher. She enjoyed cooking and telling wonderful stories.

She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Riels and husband Glynn of Fountain Hill; a brother, Harold Foster of Hope; two daughters-in-law, Cynthia Ann Watson Hollis of Fountain Hill and Judy Hollis of Poway, CA; seven grandchildren, Cindy Adams and husband Ronnie and Andy Riels and wife Susan of Crossett, Nancy Monsue of South Carolina, Karen Dixon and husband Ricky of Dallas, Texas, Alan Riels and wife Lisa and Chuck Hollis and wife Stephanie of Hamburg and Alicia Kunert and husband Joel of Maumelle; 16 great-grandchildren, Kristy Thomas and husband Brian, Kayla Riels and Drew Riels, Kolby and Kason Stewart of Crossett, Matthew Adams and wife Crystal and Kevin Stewart of Rogers, R. J. Dixon, Hollis Dixon, Mason Dixon and John Dixon of Dallas, Will Cooper of Fountain Hill, Luke Kunert of Conway and Chance Hollis, Allison Bussmann and husband Adam, and A. J. Riels of Hamburg; nine great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil B. Hollis, in 1980; three sons, Pete Hollis, Lon Earl Hollis and Charles W. Hollis; her parents, Jess and Cynthia Jane White Foster; a great-granddaughter, Mia Rose Hollis; four brothers and a daughter-in-law, Sharon O'Neal Hollis.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, July 4, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Gene Gregory and Keith Hicks officiating. Burial was in the Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons, Chuck Hollis, Andy Riels, Alan Riels, Matthew Adams, R. J. Dixon, Hollis Dixon, Mason Dixon, John Dixon, Kevin Stewart, Kolby Stewart, Kason Stewart, Chance Hollis, A. J. Riels, Drew Riels and Will Cooper.

Memorials may be made to the Mia Rose Hollis Memorial Garden, P. O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Herbert S. Hoops

Herbert S. Hoops, 85, of Snyder died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his residence. A native of Tichnor, he was a resident of the Snyder community outside Hamburg for the past 18 years and a former resident of Mayflower. He was a retired chief master sergeant in the Air National Guard, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Crescent Masonic Lodge #403 and a member of the Indian Hills United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Smalling Hoops of Snyder; two sons, Bobby Hoops and wife Janice of Snyder and George Hoops and wife Sharon of North Little Rock; a sister, Jeannie Young of Conway; two grandchildren, Clayton "Gator" Hoops and wife Stephanie of Hamburg and Heath Hoops and wife Natasha of North Little Rock; and six great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Dalton, Garrett, Hudson, Hayden and Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carbo and Alice Bitley Hoops; a brother, Bob Hoops; and two sisters, Merle Austin and Helen Shoemake

Grave-side funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, July 7, at Edgewood Memorial Park in North Little Rock with Bro. James Thompson officiating. Pallbearers were Charley Snelson, Mickey Gwin, Richard Gwin, Marvin Vestal, Jimmy Cordell and Brian Skender. Honorary pallbearers were George Green, Darrell Langston, Richard Jones, Ricky Lynn, Ecky Harrison, Jeremy Gadberry, Larry Bishop, Woody Burge, Elmo Burge, Joey Kilcrease, Jimmy Gulledge, Trey Tubbs and Shane Harper. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Michael David Mosley

Michael David Mosley, 52, of Crossett died at home on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Born on March 8, 1962, in Rison to Wreyburn Mosley and Lorene King Mosley, he worked at Georgia Pacific's board mill from 1980 to 2000. His free time was spent playing golf or watching televison.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Charlene Bardin Mosley; two daughters, Leslie McBride and husband Raymond and Rachel Richter and husband Blake, all of Crossett, and six grandchildren, Kylee Johnson, Karlee Johnson, Gavin Richter, Porter Richter, Kenslee Richter and Mason McBride; his mother, Lorene Baswell; his stepfather, Sam Baswell; and one sister, Karen Johnson and fiancee' Ricky Langston, all of Slidell, LA; along with a host of other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, Wreyburn Mosley.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at Medders Funeral Home with Bro. William "Bill" Gardner officiating followed by burial at the McCoy Cemetery in New Edinburgh. Guest book at www.medders funeralhome.com.

Caleb Michael Spaulding

Caleb Michael Spaulding, 18, of Portland died Saturday, July 5, 2014, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. A lifelong resident of Portland, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 2014 and worked for Scott Young Farms. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and also attended the Portland Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He is survived by his parents, Roby and Patricia Burns Spaulding; a brother, Taylor Spaulding, all of Portland; his grandparents, Denver Burns of Portland and Darlene Spaulding Lawson of Hamburg; two uncles, Jamy Spaulding and wife Lorenda of Hamburg and Jamie Burns and wife Billie Jean of Portland; and seven cousins, Jadon, Alexah and Hailie Spaulding, Ashley Burns, Regina Powell, Ericia Henderson and Colton Wilson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bettye Burns and Homer Spaulding; and his great-grandparents, Robert Homer and Louise Spaulding, Gussie and Bertha Lee Turner, R. Q. and Idell Collins Burns and Bob and Odell Justice.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Bros. Carl Mason, E. W. Ricks and Lloyd Townsend officiating. Burial was to be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Darren Johnson, Frank Davis, Wilburn Martin, Brian Young, Justin Martin and Wesley Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were to be Randy Streeter, Sammy Denton and Ryan Carter.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591 or to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Keith Ladd, 186 Ashley Road 121, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Sammie Lee Tharpe

Sammie Lee Tharpe, 90, of Crossett died on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. Born on March 15, 1924, in Wilmot to Norman and Nancy Tharpe, he worked at Georgia-Pacific's plywood mill for many years until he retired. He enjoyed music, especially the blues and enjoyed the days of playing his guitars and relaxing on his porch with family and friends.

Survivors include four daughters, Julia Tharpe of Ohio, Burna Tharpe of Chicago, IL, Vivian Sworn and Annie (Jay) Williams of Crossett; two sons, Sammie Lee Tharpe, Jr., of Hot Springs and Bennie Lee Tharpe of Jonesboro, LA; two brothers, Freddie Lee Tharpe of Crossett and Matthew Tharpe of Chicago, IL; three sisters, Eula V. Bankston, Perlean Rent, Beatrice Slack, all of Wilmot; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. He was one of nine children, with three preceding him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Radford officiating. Burial will follow at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Wilmot under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Christopher Darren Tyler

Christopher Darren Tyler, 24, of Monroe, LA, died Saturday, July 5, 2014. A native and former resident of Crossett, he had lived in Monroe for the past 15 years and was a student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he was a kinesiology major. He worked at the Monroe Athletic Club, was a soccer coach for the past seven years, attended the Cloverdale Assembly of God and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Darren and Mary Tyler of Crossett; his mother and step-father, Natalie Campbell and Xiaojun Wang of Monroe; two brothers, Joshua Tyler and Trevor Tyler of Crossett; a sister, Catlyn Campbell of Monroe; his grandparents, Edith Tyler Rushing and husband James of Crossett and Collen Campbell of Sacramento, CA; his aunts and uncles, Jimmy Campbell and wife Katie, John Tyler, Sr., and wife Tina, Jeff Tyler and wife Angela, all of Crossett, Bobby Campbell and wife Caitlin of Monroe, Denise Ford and husband Dewayne of Hamburg and Gary Tyler of New Orleans, LA; and a host of cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, George Tyler and James Campbell, Sr.; and an uncle, Thomas Campbell.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 10, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bros. John Martin and Josh Tyler officiating. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Jimmy Campbell, Bobby Campbell, Benjamin Ford, Justin Ford, Jeff Tyler and John Tyler. Memorials may be made to the Gideons International. P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635.

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. Wednesday at the church.

Benjamin Franklin Williams, II

Benjamin Franklin Williams II, 58, of Crossett died Friday, June 27, 2014, at the VA hospital in Little Rock. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, a Baptist lay minister, and loved music, especially learning to play the guitar and singing.

Survivors include his wife, De Lois Jones Williams of Crossett; one brother, Steven Williams of Conroe, Texas; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin and Rebecca Williams.

His remains were cremated under the direction of Medders Funeral Home with no local services planned. Guest book at www.medders funeralhome.com.

Obituaries Published July 16

Rev. Wilton Baines

Rev. Wilton Junior Baines, 59, of Monticello died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Born on December 25, 1953, in Dermott to George William and Annie Phillips Baines, he had lived in Monticello for the past 35 years. He had been the pastor of Hunters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Crossett for ten years, was a Mason and was a multi-level marketer. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He graduated from the University of Arkansas-Monticello with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and attended United Theological Seminary.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jacqueline Thompson Baines, three sons, Wilton Antonio Baines and wife Krystal and Michael James Baines of Monticello and Rickey Mortez Baines of Lawrenceville, GA; one daughter, Shalonda Patrice Smith of Jonesboro; three sisters, Jewelene Jones of Dermott, Margaret Lathan and husband Arvell of Kileen, TX, and Darlene Porter of Houston, TX; nine grandchildren, Wilton A'Zion Baines, Konstance Elizabeth Baines, Brandon Lee Baines, Shekinah Destiney Baines, Rickey Baines, Jr., Detria Monique Baines, Alexis Shontel Moore, Qualondon Malik Smith and Shania Smith, all of Monticello; one great-grandson, Kylen Block; a special nephew, Bobby Jones; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Baines.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday, July 18, at First Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Blvd. in Crossett with Rev. Curtis Jackson officiating. Active pallbearers are James Martin, Ray Martin, Lee Fred Brown, Tommy Moore, Jimmy Horn, Dionysius Anderson, Walter Jordan and Tremaine Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are the Crossett Ministerial Alliance and the officers and members of Hunters Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Brooks Chapel Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to Brooks Chapel Building Fund, P. O. Box 206, Monticello, AR 71657. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Ida Mae Blakely

Ida Mae Blakely, 69, of Hamburg died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Cornerstone Hospital of West Monroe. She was a homemaker and was a member of Epistles of God Church of Deliverance where she served faithfully as a church mother.

She is survived by one son, Rev. Gregory Moseby of Hamburg; one daughter, Sandra Blakely Charley of Clarksville, TN; five brothers, Lumus Blakely, Jr., and wife Dorothy of Montrose, Milton Blakely and wife Jean of Crossett, and Leon Blakely, Leroy Blakely and wife Mary and L. B. Blakely and wife Louella all of Chicago, IL; five sisters, Betty Johnson and husband Rev. James and Robbie Lea and husband Rev. Jimmy of Malvern, Bessie Lott and husband Wes of Hemet, CA, Mildred McElroy and Linda Sutton and husband Eddie of Chicago; two grandchildren, Channying and Chantrel Charley; one great-grandchild, Amani Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. General Garfield Moseby; two sons, Dexter Gilliam and General Garfield Moseby, Jr.; two daughters, Brenda Gilliam and Rose Marie Moseby; her parents, Lumus and Queen Elizabeth Joe Blakely; two brothers, Dee Willie and Sylvester Blakely; and one sister, Mary Cabiness.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Epistles of God Church of Deliverance with Pastor Mary Arnold, officiating. Pallbearers were Hollis McQuay, Lawrence Tucker, Michael Burns, Ephriam Johnson, Wayne Pugh and Thurman Morris. Honorary pallbearers were Bo and Gregory Johnson. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Percy Brown

Percy Brown, 87, of Crossett died on Monday, July 7, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. Born May, 28, 1927, in Montrose to Zack and Francis Jackson Brown, he was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, a member of Zion Temple A. M .E. Church, and a retired plywood grader for Georgia-Pacific. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, and working in his vegetable garden.

He is survived by four sons, Billy Joe Dewitt of Little Rock, Charles (Lois) Brown, Gime Joe (Sherry) Brown and Clarence Brown of Crossett; three daughters, Florine Franklin Johnson of Kansas City, MO, Virginia Everhart of Little Rock and Whitney Brown of Crossett; his oldest grandson, Galvin "Don" Waits; and oldest granddaughter, Edith Hawkins, along with 38 other grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews; and three former wives, Florine Robinson of Little Rock, Pearlae Vine Brown and Crystal Ponder of Memphis, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Percy, Jr., and Levert Brown; two daughters, Bobbie Jean and Francis Brown; three brothers, Harry, Marvin and Morrell Brown; and one sister, Sarah Johnson.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, in the Medders Funeral Home chapel with burial following at the Montrose Cemetery. Guest book at www.medders funeralhome.com.

Jack Johnston

Jack Johnston, 84, of Crossett died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation Center. A native of Crossett and a former resident of Hazen and Little Rock before moving back to Crossett in 1989, he worked for Arkansas Power and Light, now Entergy, for 39 years, retiring in 1989. He was a Mason and a member of the Hazen Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marguerite Phillips Johnston of Crossett; three sons, Phillip Johnston and wife Jobie of Clinton, Dickie Johnston of Devalls Bluff and Chris Johnston and wife Mary Jane of Fountain Hill; a daughter, Stacy Baker and husband Jonof Atlanta, GA; a brother, Jimmy Johnston of Livingston, Texas; and a sister, Jerry Carter of Crossett; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Effie Baker Johnston; and two granddaughters, Nicole Johnston and Marci Rankin.

Grave-side funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, July 11, in Pinewood Memorial Park with Rev. George Hart officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Ivan O. Morris, Jr.

Ivan O. Morris, Jr., 76, of Bastrop, LA, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. He was born October 21, 1937, at Wilmot to Myrtis Crook Morris and the late Ivan Oden Morris, Sr. He not only farmed, but also logged over 20,000 hours in a crop duster.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Daina Harp Morris; his mother, Myrtis Crook Morris; a son, Jeffrey Harp Morris and wife Jennifer, and children Claiborne, Garrett, John-Ivan, Walker, and Larkin Morris; his daughter, Karen Morris Cooper and husband Bob, and children Katy, Jake, and Briley Kelly. He was preceded in death by his father, a daughter, Ellen Frances Morris; and a sister, Billie Jean Everett.

A celebration of his life was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the First United Methodist Church of Bastrop with Reverend Henry Stone officiating. Burial and committal services will follow at the Harp-Bonne Idee Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. Pallbearers were grandsons Jake Kelly, Garrett Morris, John-Ivan Morris, Walker Morris, and brothers-in-law, Cecil Harp, Jr., and James Harp.

The family suggests memorials to Pancreatic Cancer Research, c/o American Cancer Society, 1761 North 19th St., Monroe, Louisiana 71201 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Guest book at www.coxfuneral.com.

Mary Elizabeth Hood Murphy

Mary Elizabeth Hood Murphy, 77, of Dermott, formerly of Wilmot, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Dermott City Nursing Home. Born June 26, 1937, in Batesville, MS, to the late Calvin C. Hood and Mary Louise Auston Hood, she was the widow of James Clifford Murphy, a retired nurse and a member of Wilmot Baptist Church. She was a foster grandparent at Wilmot and loved ministering to children and shut-ins.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Kelley and Toni Minchew, both of Monticello; and two brothers, Charles Hood of Texas and Edward Hood of Guntown, MS. She was also preceded in death by one son, Jeffery Allen Kelley; one brother, Larry Hood; and one sister, Linda Hood Sluppick.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Wilmot Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello. Online guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.

Obituaries Published July 23

Edwin Jerry Bergeron

Edwin "Jerry" Bergeron, 49, of Shreveport, LA, formerly of Hamburg, died Friday, July 18, in Shreveport. An avid NASCAR and football fan, his favorite teams were the University of Alabama and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Born on September 6, 1964, he worked various jobs in construction and could do most anything from installing windows to roofing.

He is survived by two sons, Bon Bergeron of Hamburg and Drew Bergeron of Vicksburg, MS, one daughter, Heather Bergeron, of Hamburg; a stepson, Skyler Wilbanks of Vicksburg; one sister, Marlaina Credille of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Joey Credille (Erica) of Vicksburg; and his stepfather, Larry Credille of Vicksburg; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Jackson.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Medders Funeral Home chapel followed by burial at Crossroads Cemetery. Visitation will be before the service from 12-2 p.m. Guest book at medders funeralhome.com.

Georgia Lee Blackmon

Georgia Lee Blackmon, 96, of Dermott died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center in Little Rock. A native of Portland and a resident of Dermott for over 46 years, she was a seamstress. She joined the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Church in Thebes in 1938, and she later moved to Dermott and became a member of Holland Chapel A.M.E. Church in 1968. She served as secretary of Sunday School church, quarterly conference, usher trustee, stewardess board, church treasurer, and was elected as secretary of trustees in 1970.

She is survived by an adopted son, Lewis Hardaway and wife Brenda of Hensley; a godchild, Carrie Bagas and husband Jimmy of Stockton, CA; a cousin, James Blakley and wife Bonita of New York, NY; and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Pashion Bennett Blackmon.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the Holland Chapel A.M.E. Church with Revs. Christopher Goodman and Daniel Franklin officiating. Burial was to follow at Coleman Memorial Cemetery in Dermott. Family and friends were to serve as pallbearners. Honorary pallbearers were to be James Blakley, Howard Crockett, Ray Plumber, Howard Glass, Lewis Hardaway and Alonzo Myles. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Elsa Phillips Cason

Elsa Raye Phillips Cason, 88, of Crossett died Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Born May 7, 1926, in Fountain Hill to Ray R. and Ora E. Hester Phillips, she graduated from Fountain Hill High School and Draughon's School of Business in Little Rock. She worked for the Arkansas Automobile Association several years and as a legal secretary in Phoenix, AZ,, before returning to Fountain Hill. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fountain Hill for approximately 40 years and was the pianist there and for the Sunday School Class at The Pillars.

She is survived by two brothers, James A. Phillips (Maxine) of Houston, TX, and William R. "Bill" Phillips (JoAnn) of Crossett; one sister, Gladys H. Lane of Lubbock, TX; a sister-in-law, Edith Phillips of Crossett; four stepsons, Bobby Lamar (Sheila) of Rogers, and Jonathan, Lynn and Sam Cason of Anchorage, AK; and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Velton W. Cason; and a brother, Millard E. Phillips.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 17, at the First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill with Bro. Bill Elton officiating. Burial followed at the Flat Creek 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 Fountain Hill, P.O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642.

Margaret Daniels-Jiles

Margaret Daniels-Jiles, 81, of Lacey died Friday, July 18, 2014, at her residence. She was a native of Lacey, lived for 40 years in Los Angeles, CA, and had lived in Lacey for the past 30 years. She was a retired showroom designer and a member of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church. Mrs. Jiles enjoyed sewing, working crossword puzzles, planting, and growing flowers.

She is survived by one son, Mark Da'von Graham of Compton, CA; four daughters, Carolyn Faye Royal and husband Warren of Los Angeles,Victoria Streeter Rasshan and husband Khalif of Chino Hills, CA, Sharon Joya "Cookie" Christopher and husband Garry of Eilat, Israel, and Arlethea Jiles and husband Frank Harris of Monticello; one sister, Mae Sue Thomas of Lacey; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Esther Jo Smith Daniels, and two brothers, Willie Daniels, Jr., and Terry Daniels.

Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church with Rev. Jesse Washington officiating. Honorary pallbearers are her son, grandsons, sons-in-law and trustees of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church. Arrangements are by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwell funeralhome.net.

Nelda Ruth Barnett Johnson

Nelda Ruth Barnett Johnson,78, of Bastrop, LA, died on Friday, July 18, 2014, at her home in Bastrop, Louisiana

Born on November 2, 1935, in Bastrop to the late James Willard Barnett and the late Mabrey Beatrice Smith Barnett, she attended Louisiana State University where she was a Pi Beta Phi and an LSU Beauty. After graduating, she married the late William Lewis Johnson, Sr., in September, 1958. They established their family home in Wilmot where they raised three children together. Mrs. Johnson was an active community member throughout her life. During her early years in Wilmot she served as librarian for the Portland School in Portland and later taught English at Montrose Academy. Widowed in 1976, she was instrumental in the continuation of the Johnson family farm for many years and served as a member of the board of directors of Bayou Grain and Chemical Corporation during the 1980s. She also was a Sunday school teacher and organist for the Wilmot United Methodist Church for many years and served Ashley County as a Justice of the Peace from 1995 through 1996. Her lifelong interests chiefly involved travel and the arts, especially music, and she took great pleasure in sharing these interests with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, William Lewis Johnson, Jr., and wife Cindy and James Willard Johnson and wife Harriet; her daughter, Mary Ellen Ferrari and husband John; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Billy Gerald Barnett.

A grave-side memorial service celebrating her life was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, at the Wilmot Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with Pastor Terry Young officiating. Serving as pallbearers were grandsons Clay Johnson, Jake Johnson, Ben Johnson and Ryan Johnson, a son-in-law, John Ferrari, and Justin Sutton, husband of granddaughter Ashley Sutton.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Guest book at www.coxfuneral.com.

Julia Palomino Nash

Julia Palomino Nash, 78, of Hamburg died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. She was born in Iquique, Chile on April 2, 1936, to Pedro Palomino Corteq and Olga Garcia and attended school there, graduating from high school in 1954. She worked in her home town as a room clerk in a hotel where she met James U. Nash, an American from Lawson who worked for a California oil company. They were married on September 24, 1960. The next few years they lived in Brazil, Spain, and several other places before moving to Lawson where he served as city marshall for three years.

The Nashes moved to Hamburg in 1970. In 1982, she became an American citizen. With the help of the DAR Manual for Citizenship, and her friend, Clara Jane Hall, who helped her prepare for the tests for six months, she took her test in Memphis at the Clifford Davis Federal building on April 7, 1982, and passed it. The federal court in Texarkana filed an application for citizenship for her. She was sworn in as a naturalized American citizen in the U. S. District Court, Fort Smith Division, on June 23, 1982.

She worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory in 1971, Rapid Die Molding in 1973, Ashley County Apparel in 1975 and WAM Industries in 1987. She became a very good seamstress and made beautiful clothes.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School class secretary. She is survived by a close friend, Marilyn Chambers of Hamburg.

Grave-side funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, July 18, in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Union County with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Lavern Perry

Lavern Perry, 89, of Marianna died Saturday, July 19, 2014. Born April 30, 1925, in Crossett to Fulton Johnson and Cleo Sutton Johnson, Mrs. Perry lived in Crossett most of her life and was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God.

She is survived by four daughters, Jeannie Harrell of Cordova, TN, Teresa Ball (Don) of Marianna, Jane Pennington (Ray) of Alexander and Sue Perry of Banks; ten grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dewain Johnson of Hamburg; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Virgil Alvin Perry; five sisters, three brothers, and a son-in-law, Chuck Harrell.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Cloverdale, Assembly of God in Crossett. Local visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at Jones Funeral chapel in Crossett. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Billy Earl Wilkinson

Billy Earl Wilkinson, 72, of Crossett died on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on March 30, 1942, in Crossett to William Curtis and Hettie Murphy Wilkinson, he retired from Bemis as a fork lift operator. A Christian, he was a member of American Legion Post 111 and the VFW Post 9360 and an U. S. Army Vietnam veteran.

Survivors include one son, Anthony Barnett of Little Rock; one brother, Jerry Wilkinson of Hot Springs; two sisters, Curtistine Nearn and Sue Judkins (Johnnie), all of Mountain Home; a special friend, Sue Sipes of Crossett; and several nieces and nephews.

Grave-side services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 17, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Jack Netherland and Rusty Petitjean officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 111, 614 Ashley Road 249, Crossett, AR 71635 or VFW, c/o Stephen Horsman, 108 Bennett Street, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Obituaries Published July 30

Catherine "Gail" Gortney

Catherine "Gail" Sharp Gortney, 62, of Crossett died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center of Crossett. Born June 18, 1952, in Jones, LA, to John "Red" and Minnie Lee Sharp, she was a homemaker and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Hamburg. She loved fishing, flowers and family.

She is survived by her two daughters, Janell Brown and Alicia Harris of Crossett; her mother, Minnie Sharp of Crossett; four sisters, Betty Jackson and Mary Sharp of Crossett, Alice Jo (Jimmy) Ethridge, of Monticello and Lillian (Ricky) Johnson of Hamburg; and two brothers, Hank (Pam) Sharp and Lonnie (Robbin) Sharp of Crossett; along with her granddaughter, Zoey Harris of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her father and her brother-in-law, Mac Jackson.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the Medders Funeral Home chapel with Bros. Randy Hill and Danny Merriweather officiating followed by burial at the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Travis, Doug Jackson, Ronnie Jones, Ricky Johnson, James Barnes, and Jerry Laing. Honorary pallbearer was Mike Ashcraft. Guest book at meddersfuneralhome.com.

Annie Mae Hubbard

Annie Mae Hubbard, 102, of Lake Village, formerly of Hamburg, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center. Born on October 27, 1911, in Alabama to the late Alex and Geneva Dunigan Cox, she lived most of her life in Hamburg and had lived in Lake Village for the past few years. She was a homemaker and a member of Woodson Temple Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Charlie Hubbard and wife Mary of Atlanta, GA, and Freddie Hubbard and wife Ruby of Little Rock; one daughter, Claudette Tucker and husband Theotis of Lake Village; one sister-in-law, Mardell Cox of Hamburg; 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 50 great-great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and loved ones.

Mrs. Hubbard was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hubbard; five sons, Thomas, Jr., Frank, Robert Leonard, Walter and Danny Hubbard; two daughters, Florence "Dutt" Johnson and Eva "Honeybee" Williams; nine brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Curtis Spencer officiating. Active pallbearers were Robert Cox, Jr., Larry Tippie, Carl Cox, Terry Rucker, Mark Jones and Lawrence Tippie, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Antoine Johnson, Kolby Wallace, Shadrick Wilson, Victor Boose, Michael Cox and Troy Tippie. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg, Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

James Tim "Dub" Ingram

James Tim "Dub" Ingram, 33, of El Dorado died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas. Born September 20, 1980, to Lou Lyon and Tim Ingram of El Dorado, he was a 1999 graduate of El Dorado High School, attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello and belonged to Kappa Alpha Fraternity. For the last nine years, he served as a sergeant in the patrol division and canine handler with the Union County Sheriff's Office.

Survivors include his wife, Brooke Bowles Ingram, who he married May 14, 2005; and a son James Tim (JT) Ingram, III; his parents, a sister, Alison Burton (Clark); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, colleagues, and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clem Ingram of El Dorado and Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Lyon of Warren; and his mother-in-law, Suzanne Hazellief Bowles.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 29, from 5-7 p.m. at Young's Funeral Directors in El Dorado. Funeral services will be by Brother Rob Walker at St. Paul United Methodist Church in El Dorado on Wednesday, July 30, at 10 a.m. with full law enforcement honors. Burial will be at the Crossroads Cemetery with a 21 gun salute by Dub's brothers from the Arkansas Sheriff's Department.

The procession will be led by the Union County Sheriff's Department Honor Guard consisting of his dog, Hammer; his partner, Kenny Gulledge, and Scooter Bass, Andre Lovett, Josh Newton, Jonathan Messer, and Neal Greer. Serving as pallbearers are Dale Smart, Craig Smart, Philip Stone, Brandon Warren, Andrew James, Jimbo Sheppard, Jonathan Reynolds, Jason Horn, Matt Reynolds, Scott Lane, Trent Foreman, Will Stracner, Clark Burton, Jarrod Parrish, and Jordan McBride. Serving as honorary pallbearers is the Union County Sheriff's Department.

Memorials preferred to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 1411 K Street, NW Suite 800, Washington, DC, or Education Fund in Memory of Dub for James Tim Ingram, III, at First Financial Bank in El Dorado. An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneral home.com.

Raymond Quincy Pitchford

Raymond Quincy Pitchford, 74, of Crossett died at his home on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born on October 3, 1939, to R. Q. and Mattie Pitchford, he was a machine operator for Georgia-Pacific for 43 years and was a member of Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 45 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Pitchford, who he married July 17, 1959; three daughters, Cindy Rutland (Daryl) of Wetumpka, AL, Sheila Woods (Tommy) of Crossett and Paula Stanley (Roma) of McGehee; one sister, Sue Pitchford Daniels (Gene) of Aurora, CO; four grandsons, Dwight Bain (Jennifer), Russell Bain (Lauren), Jonathan Woods and Morgan Stanley (Kayla); two granddaughters, Natalie Woods Harrison (Chris) and Carrie Stanley Skender (Justin); and five great-grandchildren, Langston Bain, Ellie Bain and Conner, Alicia and Madelyn Harrison; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and one brother, James Pitchford.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church at 500 Beech Street in Crossett with Bros. Donnie Dubose and David Watkins officiating, followed by burial at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers will be Monty Kilcrease, Ronnie Terrell, Kenneth Stark, Bobby Vickers, Doyle Blankenship, Jr., and Bruce Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers will be Red Wells, Marty Phillips, Jim Bob Godwin, Mike Hollis, Henry Carter, Mark Wells, James Nealey and Prentice Hughes. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church of Crossett. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Gary Warren Spurlock

Gary Warren Spurlock, 56, of Hamburg died on July 20, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Parkdale on January 30, 1958, to Oscar Warren "Buck" and Henrietta Murphy Spurlock.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Warren (Mellissa) Spurlock and Kerry Bryan Spurlock of Greenville, AL; two brothers, Donald Gene Spurlock and Bill (Cheryl) Spurlock, all of Hamburg; three sisters, Betty Horn of Eudora, Martha (John) McLeod of Hamburg and Margaret (Wayland) Stinson of Crossett; and a special companion, Betty Carol Price. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bobby Wayne Spurlock and Johnny Ray Spurlock, and one sister, Grace Lanelle Spurlock. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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