March 5

Linda Goodwin Booth

Linda Kay Goodwin Booth, 68, of Jacksonville, FL, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. A native and former resident of Crossett and a resident of Jacksonville for the past 45 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Cecil Booth; two daughters, Gayla Lippert and Tracy Grant of Jacksonville; three brothers, Jerry Goodwin of Simsboro, LA, Danny Goodwin of Washington, D.C., and Randy Goodwin of Ruston, LA; six grandchildren, Robert Douglas Lippert, Shayna Douglas, Meghan Lippert, Bryan Grant, Susan Grant and Aaron Grant; and one great-grandson, Gage Douglas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Les and Norma Estelle Goodwin.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Gary Carter and Keith Hicks officiating. Burial will be in the Judson Cemetery. Pallbearers are Glen Elliott, David Allen Booth, Jim Hudson, Larry Booth, Charlie Booth and Michael Booth. Memorials may be made to the Judson Cemetery, c/o Dennis Cox, 2512 Highway 425 N., Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Guy A. Duckworth

Guy Amsler Duckworth, 91, of Cabot died after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at St. Vincent's Hospice in Little Rock. Born on March 3, 1922, in Hamburg to the late Thomas Guy and Elizabeth Duckworth, he graduated from Hamburg High School. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps on October 8, 1940, and retired as a chief master sergeant on April 30, 1961, after receiving many medals and awards. He was a member and deacon of the Christian Church in Jacksonville and a Mason.

Survivors include a daughter, Marsha Duckworth of Russellville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sybil (Willard) Noble of Hamburg and Judy (Charles) Sandusky of Claremore, OK; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Duckworth of Ohio and Sarah Duckworth of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, June Duckworth in 1998; six brothers and five sisters.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Thomas Funeral Chapel in Cabot. Burial followed with military honors at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Guest book at www.thomasfuneral service.com.

Bruce Earl Hampton

Bruce Earl Hampton, 50, of Portland died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at his residence in Portland. He was a lifelong resident of Portland, a farm laborer, a Methodist and loved watching television with basketball and wrestling his favorites. He also loved to dance.

He is survived by his mother, Laura Hampton of Portland; five brothers, Dennis Hampton, Michael Hampton and Danny Steve Hampton of Portland, James Hampton of Montrose and Edward Charles Hampton of Milwaukee, WI; two sisters, Tempie Hampton of Little Rock and Betty Hampton of Portland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Mr. Hampton was preceded in death by his father, Willie Hampton; and four brothers, John, Randy, Wilbert and Gilbert Hampton.

Funeral services are at 11 a. m. Saturday, March 8, at Green Grove A.M.E. Church with Rev. James Andrews officiating. Active pallbearers are Joe Nathan Webb, Sammie Polite, Derrick Polite, Phillip Williams, Henry Moore and Hardy Bynum. Honorary pallbearers are Leo and James Hampton. Burial will be in the Holly Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Charles York, Jr.

Charles York, Jr., 58, of Hamburg died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Pinewood Health & Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by a sister, Mary Frances Donaldson of Monticello; an aunt, Gladys Pryor of Monticello; six nieces, one nephew and a host of cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles L. and Mary Lou Pryor York; a sister, Mildred Austin Arrington; and a brother, Carlton Austin.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Alfonzo Franklin officiating. There will be a private burial in the Hamburg Cemetery. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Obituaries Published March 12

Ralph Edward Johnson

Ralph Edward Johnson, 83, of Hamburg died Tuesday, March 3, 2014, at his residence. A native of Crossett, he was a retired shipping clerk for Georgia Pacific's paper mill, a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God and served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed raising cattle and hogs and was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Nancy Clark Johnson; four sons, Joey Johnson and wife Karen and Dusty Johnson and wife Erin of Crossett and Kerry Johnson and Mark David of Hamburg; one brother, Dewain Johnson and wife Dorothy of Hamburg; one sister, Laverne Johnson of Marianna; six grandchildren, David Lee, Andrew and wife Jennifer Johnson, Kallina Johnson, Amy Campbell, Alicia Ratliff and husband Joe and Micky Kinney; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Fulton and Cleo Sutton Johnson; two brothers, Alton and Lane Johnson; and five sisters, Jean, Jane, Ione, Thelma and Elvie Johnson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bros. John Martin and Zac Coffman officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Sellers, Ronnie McDonald, Jeff King, Rusty Little, Leroy Jones and Kavin Burnett. Honorary pallbearers were James Harrington, Billy Harrington, Charlie Courson and Kenny Rusthell. Burial was in the Arkadelphia Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneral home.net.

Annetta Langley

Annetta "Netta" Langley, 66, of Crossett died on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on January 6, 1948, in Crossett to Melton J. and Lessie Lois Aiken Pennington, Mrs. Langley loved to play tennis. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Dean Langley of Crossett; two daughters, Shelly Norsworthy (Daniel) of Strong and Shana Young (Duane) of Harrison; one brother, Gary Doss (Barbara) of Crossett; one sister, Carolyn Barnett (Mike) of Crossett; three grandchildren, Heath, Cody and Chandler; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Langley was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Myrna Cummins.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m., Monday, March 10, at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-359. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Dianne McKoin

Dianne McKoin, 67, of Monroe, LA, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014. A member of North Monroe Baptist Church, she retired from the U. S. Postal Service with over 25 years of service and was an artist and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include her children, Staci Elizabeth Van Horne and husband Don, Troy Dee Polk and Todd Polk of Monroe, her parents, Marvin Lee McKoin and Rita McKoin of Jones, LA; sisters, Jackie Young and husband George of Monroe, Cindy Peralto and husband Alfred and Bessie Reynolds and husband Kevin of Wilmot; brothers, Lee McKoin of Bonita, LA, Dallas McKoin and Steven McKoin and wife Jan of Wilmot; grandchildren, Jacob Polk, Steele Polk, Victoria Polk, Lucien Polk, Chance Burns, Austin Van Horne, Jaden Van Horne, Tristan Polk, Jett Polk and Boggan Polk; one great-grandchild, and a special friend, Sandra Harp.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the chapel of Golden Funeral Home in Bastrop with Rev. Terry Young officiating. Burial followed at the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or the donor's local church. Guest book at www.goldenfh.com.

Billie Jean Chatman Staffney

Billie Jean Chatman Staffney, 60, of Monroe, LA, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her daughter's residence in Monroe. A native of Crossett, she was a former employee of Georgia Pacific's plywood mill and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

She is survived by one son, Franco Johnson of Crossett; two daughters, Demetria Wilson and Lakelsei Staffney of Monroe; two brothers, Robert Foreman and wife Rosa Linda of Bakersfield, CA, and Clarence Foreman and wife Bertha of Sacramento, CA; four sisters, Gloria Nalls and husband Clarence of Baton Rouge, LA, Jean Chatman-Bean and husband Wardell of Strong and Jewel Tolliver and Jerrie Williams of Crossett; six grandchildren, Daja and Sa'rya Williams, Quindarius and Diquan Wilson, and Tayjon and Gavyn Johnson; and a host of other family, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Chatman and Emma Gray Foreman; and two brothers, Robert Lee and Clemmie Chatman.

Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Elizabeth Lenoir and Pastor Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Britney Louval Stanley

Britney Louval Stanley, 27, of Hamburg died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a certified nurse's assistant, and was a member of Epistles of God Church of Deliverance. She enjoyed watching television and spending time with her best friend and her sister Jackie.

She is survived by her son, Brysan Davis; her mother, Melissa Martin Stanley; her father and stepmother, Johnny "Dumas" and Robbie Stanley; two brothers, Tyrece Martin and Rahmir Baldwin; two sisters, Jackie Stanley and Ravion Baldwin, all of Hamburg; four nephews, Jayden Harrington, Jace Harrington, Jaxton Stanley and Tyrece Martin, Jr., her best friend, Innette Rhodes; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Louis Gene Martin and Valonia Martin Wallace and Allen Wallace; and her paternal grandparents, Levell and Mable Stanley.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Epistles of God Church of Deliverance with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Active pallbearers were Tim Mooney, Maurice Matheney, Chaudrion Hughes, Terrence Howard, Zim Mays and Johnny Stanley. Honorary pallbearers were Jayde Harrington, Jace Harrington, Jaxton Stanley, Tyrece Martin, Jr., Tyrece Martin, Sr., Rahmir Baldwin and the Hamburg High School Class of 2004. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Robert Junior Lewis

Robert Junior "Junebug" Lewis, 59, of Hamburg died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native of Parkdale, he had lived in Hamburg for the past 34 years. He was disabled and was a member of Emmanuel Temple C.O.G.I.C. He enjoyed playing cards and dominoes.

Survivors include his father, Fred Lee Lewis of Gary, IN; four brothers, Dennis Lewis of San Bernardino, CA, Robert Lewis of San Diego, CA, Terrell Chisolm of St. Louis, MO, and John Chisolm of Atlanta, GA; four sisters, Shirley Jenkins of Hamburg, Nettie Lewis and Mary Gentry and husband Maurice of St. Louis and Linda Chisolm of Wynne; and a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Magalene Caldwell Lewis; and one brother, Delmar Ray Lewis.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Bishop Danny Mays and Rev. Willie R. Taylor, officiating. Pallbearers are Morris Richardson, Ken L. Morris, George Morris, Billy Ray Robinson, Edward Morris and Juan Robinson. Burial will be in Childress Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Obituaries Published March 19

Joyce Ann Bellott

Joyce Ann Bellott, 79, of Daingerfield, TX, died Saturday, March 8, 2014. Born June 18, 1934, in Litchfield, IL, to the late Virgil and Frances Westbrook Roach, she was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and former employee of Delta Fabrications.

Survivors include her children, Susan and Sam Casey of Hillsboro, IL, Mike and Deanne Bellott of College Station, TX, and Tim and Barbara Bellott of Tampa, FL; a brother, Glen and Mary Roach of Mt. Olive, IL; a sister-in-law, Cathy Roach of Charlston, SC; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodie Keith Bellott; three brothers, Robert, Gene and Virgil "Butch;" and four sisters, Rose May Roach, Sharon Roach, Avis McDonald and Doris Vollentine.

Daingerfield funeral services were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Pastor John Lawson officiating with arrangements by Nail-Haggard Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at Nail-HaggardFH.com.

Burial was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Eden Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Barbara Jean Doss

Barbara Jean Doss, 75, of Crossett died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Vincent's in Little Rock. Born on June 16, 1938, in Hamburg to her parents Harry and Eunice Irene Culp Grant, Mrs. Doss retired from Fairfield Trucking. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Rusty Doss.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Gary Doss of Crossett; two sons, Ron Doss of Westerville, MO, and Gregg Doss of New Orleans, LA; two sisters, Betty Barnes of Hamburg and Kay Collins of Crossett; two grandchildren, Mitchell and Joe Dan Doss; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com,

Georgia Earnestine Dunn

Georgia Earnestine Dunn, 85, of Parkdale died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. She was a native of Portland, a lifelong Ashley County resident, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Montrose. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and gospel songs.

She is survived by three sons, Charles Dunn and wife Doristine of Hamburg, Clarence Burns and wife Helen of Parkdale and Larry Dunn and wife Vivian of Dallas, TX; six daughters, Celia Davis and husband Willie of St. Louis, MO, Beatrice Dunn and Johnnie Dunn of Parkdale, Rose Watson and husband Charles and Evelyn Christian and husband James of Bastrop, LA, and Shirley Sherrer Williams of Sherwood; six sisters, Mattie Hill and husband Leroy of Broadview, IL, Johnnie Armstong, Hazel Armstrong and Helen Jackson of Little Rock, Rose Long of Austille, GA, and Ruth Ann Howell of Crossett; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, loved ones and friends.

Mrs. Dunn was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew "Buddy" Dunn; three sons, William Dunn, Henry Lee Dunn and Cleveland Moseby; her parents, Booker T. and Georgia Kilpatrick Washington; one brother, Marvin Washington; and four sisters, Louise Washington, Beatrice Jenkins, Virginia Bealer and Viola Rogers.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, in the First Baptist Church, 203 E. Parker St., Hamburg with Revs. Louis Meadows, Jr., Robert Gaines, Kent Broughton, Steven Conley and . Cecil Harvey officiating. Active pallbearers are Charles Watson, Willie Davis, James Christian, Edward Block, Cleveland Moseby, Jr., Patrick Hawkins, Donovan Peoples and Henry Lee Dunn, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Eli Hugh Washington, Jr., Leroy Hill, George Washington, Thomas King, Demetrius Morgan and Charles Dunn. Burial will follow in the St. Marion Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

James Meziere

James Meziere, 75, of Hamburg died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Campti, LA, and was raised in Oak Grove, LA, he was a resident of the Milo community outside Hamburg for the past 45 years. He worked for Deep South and Ideal Construction for many years and faithfully attended Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. He was an avid cattleman, horseman, coon hunter and loved working a garden with his wife.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nancy Rice Meziere of Hamburg; two sons, Jeff Blankenship of Crossett and Jim Meziere and wife Misty of Springdale; two daughters, Janet McGhee and husband Jason of Little Rock and Michelle Meziere of Haughton, LA; a brother, Charles Meziere of Mishawaka, IN; a sister, Sylvia Wood of Mishawaka; eight grandchildren, Seth, Jodie and Wesley Blankenship, Logan and Anna Claire McGhee, Logan and Ashlen Hill and James Tate Meziere; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Leo and Ada Sanchez Meziere; seven brothers, Pete, Patrick, Robert, Paul, Raymond, Joseph and Eugene Meziere; and a sister, Mattie Meziere.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, March 14, in the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Buddy Boykin and Roy Craig officiating. Burial was in the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Blankenship, Jim Meziere, Jason McGhee, Paul A. Meziere, Ronny Rice, Aaron Davis, Dale Streeter and Eddie Wayne Burch. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Murphy, Bobby Burt and Randall Burchfield.

Memorials may be made to the Egypt Cemetery Association, c/o John Laing, 272 Ashley Road 454, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Anthony Moore

Anthony Moore, 56, of Crossett died Monday, March 10, 2014, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a construction worker and served his country in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Deborah Moore; four sons, Marcus Moore and wife Natasha and Andre Moore and wife Bonnie of Crossett, Anthony Moore, Jr., of Texarkana, Ark., and Drakus Moore of Little Rock; three daughters, Shunda Williams, Natalie Moore and Samillia Pitts of Crossett; one brother, Stevie Moore of Crossett; eleven grandchildren and a host of other family, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Moore; his father, Clarence Hawkins; and one brother, Bobby Moore.

Memorial services were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Jesse Radford officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Vera Dye Rial

Vera Inez Dye Rial, 83, of Hamburg died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello. Born in Monticello to the late Loren J. Dye and Janie McCarver Dye Burnette, Mrs. Rial had lived in Hamburg since 1955. She was a homemaker, a seamstress and a member of the Gardner Baptist Church were she was very active in the Women's Missionary Union.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ted T. Rial; two sons, Randall Rial and wife Tamara and Danny Rial and wife Vicky of Hamburg; a daughter, Brenda Houston and husband Jim of Little Rock; a stepdaughter, Shirley Naron of Hamburg; a brother, Randy Dye of Little Rock; two grandsons, Kevin Rial of Crossett and Ted Gray of Monticello; two granddaughters, Tess Kilcrease of Monticello and Lauren Rial Gardner of West Monroe, LA; five great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and a step-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jade Clark Rial, in 1995 and two brothers, Russell and Junior Dye.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 16, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Keith Martin and Eugene Howie officiating. Pallbearers were Earl McCrory, Elmer Sparks, Dennis Byrd, Ralph Doss, James McDonald, Bobby Ferguson, Terry Greenwood and Brian Merriweather. Burial was in the Lone Sassafras Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church Women's Missionary Union, P. O. Box 311, Hamburg, AR 71646 or St. Jude Tribute Program, In Memory of Jade Rial, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Eugene Stanley

Eugene Stanley, 89, of Hamburg died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley County, he was an U. S. Army veteran, a retired carpenter and an active member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jerelene Wooten Stanley; three sons, Bobby Stanley and wife Jan, Billy Stanley and Mike Stanley and wife Anita, all of Hamburg; three daughters, Dolores Pruitt and husband Harold and Connie Nelms and husband Curt of Crossett and Phyllis Bell and husband George of Kiowa, Oklahoma; a brother, J. B. Stanley of Hamburg; 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Shelton and Anna Knight Stanley; two brothers, Willard and Shelton Stanley, Jr.; and three sisters, Ruby Culp, Stella Craig and Elsie Craig.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, at the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church with Bros. John Williams and Kevin Logue officiating with burial in the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Jason Stanley, James Martin, Ricky Pruitt, Rodney Pruitt, Randy Pruitt and Chris Carrithers. Honorary pallbearers were to be Eddie Mac Stanley, Lane Culp, Bruce Culp, Royce Culp, Larry Craig, Bimbo Meeks and Eugene Roberts. Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, 803 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Rebecca Ruth Thompson

Rebecca "Becky" Ruth Thompson, 67, of Crossett died on Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Born on September 18, 1946, in El Dorado to J. A. "Tim" and Rose Richards Howard, she was employed by Jones Flower Shop for many years before she went to Burns Security as site supervisor.

Survivors include her husband who she married on March 17, 1974, Larry Thompson of Crossett; two sons, Kevin Thompson of Wichita Falls, TX, and Jason Thompson of Jacksonville, FL; a step-daughter, Teresa Smith of Cookeville, TN; four granddaughters and one grandson; and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Linda White.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 17, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Milton Wilson officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gordon Toney, Jerry White, John Grady Richards, Roger Williams, Jerry Gill and Dennis Thompson. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Lavon Lloyd Vaden

Lavon Lloyd Vaden, 87, of Hamburg died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. A native of Drew County and a resident of Hamburg for the past 55 years, she graduated from Arkansas A&M at Monticello and was a teacher for 43 years. She started teaching at the Carpenter School in Drew County when she was 17 years old and taught at Jerome Elementary, Dermott Elementary and later at Hamburg Elementary. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and an active member of the First Baptist Church where she had served on the flower and hospitality committees. She loved cooking, gardening, reading, cooking for other people, embroidery and playing Bunco.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Roy Walker Vaden of Hamburg; a son, Tim Vaden and wife Julie of Crossett; two sisters, Martha Chapman of Hamburg and Carolyn Beckham of Palatka, FL; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Callie LaGrone Lloyd; seven brothers, Arthur Lee Lloyd, Jr., Erastus, Quinton, Bobby, Arlon, John Thomas and Weldon Lloyd; and one sister, Sissy Boykin.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 15, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Lloyd, Rodney Chapman, Patrick Chapman, Danny Lloyd, Mike Lloyd and Bradley Murphy. Memorials may be made to the Prairie Grove Cemetery, c/o Clifford Bowden, 905 Goose Hollow Road, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Obituaries Published March 26

Colie Will Berryman

Colie Will Starling Berryman, 93, of Fountain Hill died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Bastrop Rehabilitation Hospital in Bastrop, LA. A native of Tillar and a resident of Fountain Hill for most of her life, she was a homemaker and retired from Ashley County Home Health Services. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church for 63 years, a member of the Woodmen of the World and was an exceptional quilt maker.

She is survived by two sons, LaRon Berryman and wife Carolyn of Fountain Hill and Charles Berryman and wife Bettye of Hamburg; two daughters, Lou Ella Burkhart of Prattsville and Linda Chaddick and husband Tommy of Hot Springs; a daughter-in-law, Laura Berryman of Fountain Hill; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gussie Berryman, in 1976; a son, Paul Berryman, in 2010; a great-granddaughter, Emmalee Sue Berryman; her parents, Charles and Ethel Winningham Starling; three sisters, Pauline Berwick, Bennevis Hartley and Virginia Pierce; and three brothers, C. T., Lester and Paul Laron Starling.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bros. Willie Thornhill and Elvin McDill officiating and music by special friend Eugene Gifford. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike Berryman, Jason Berryman, Ronny Berryman, Jay Thomas, Johnny Dimas and Cody Berryman.

Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Baptist Church Building Fund, 716 Ashley Road 81 East, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Rebecca Jane Brown

Rebecca Jane Flemister Brown, 75, of Crossett died on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Born on December 15, 1938, in Fountain Hill to Fred and Lela Mae Baker Flemister, Mrs. Brown was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing music, singing and working in genealogy.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay Brown Sampognaro and husband Joey; two grandsons, Daniel and Thomas Sampognaro, all of Trophy Club, TX; two granddaughters, Christy Hennington and husband Hayden of Crossett and Katie Earnest and husband Shawn of Alexandria, LA; two great-granddaughters, Erin Courson and Kara Earnest; two great-grandsons, Brayden Hennington and Kamron Anderson; one sister, Liz Johnston and husband John of Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Brown; her parents; one brother, Eddie Flemister; and a daughter, Carolyn Trammell.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Burial followed in the Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Marcie Carpenter

Marcie Carpenter, 87, of Hamburg died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at her residence. A native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life, she was a homemaker and Southern Baptist pastor's wife for 40 years, a faithful member of the Gardner Baptist Church and loved quilting, playing the piano and cooking.

She is survived by a son, Glenn Allen Carpenter of Hamburg; a daughter-in-law, Carol Ann Stone Carpenter of Mount Ida; a brother, John Sivils, of Kettering, England; four grandchildren, Kenny Ray Carpenter, Candie Stafford, Jeff Carpenter and Anna Lombardi; eleven great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a special caregiver, her great-granddaughter-in-law, Kristyn Griffith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Raymond Carpenter; two sons, Rev. Bill Carpenter and Richard Carpenter; a daughter-in-law, Mitzi Carpenter; her parents, Floyd and Odell White Sivils; a brother, Gwain Sivils; and a sister, Jayne Hobbs.

Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Eugene Howie and Keith Martin officiating. Burial was to follow in the Hamburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Kenny Carpenter, Jay Griffith, Joe Sivils, Bobby Griffin, Levi Gray and Sam Hobbs. Honorary pallbearers were to be Charles White, Buddy White, Allen McHenry, Teddy Hickman and Henry Bierbaum.

Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church, P. O. Box 311, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com

Charles Earl Givins

Charles Earl Givins, 66, of Denver, CO, formerly of Crossett, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at his residence. A native of Moscow, Ark., and a resident of Denver for the past 40 years, he was retired from the U. S. Army after 20 years and from the U. S. Postal Service. He received the various honors including National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Professional Development Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, three Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Expert Badge with Rifle Star.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Anna Evelyn Lajune Givins, one son, Frederick L. Givins (Kandice) of Denver; four brothers, Rev. Earnest Brown (Tomasene) of Merino Valley, CA, Cleodis Cyphes (Patricia) of Milwaukee, WI, Larry Bankston (Patricia) of Birmingham, AL, and Dexter Pridgeon of Dallas, TX; seven sisters, Freddie Loggins (Rev. Eddie) of Crossett, Irma Ferba (Willie) of Chicago, IL, Emma Bankston of Arlington, TX, Vera Pippins (Howard), Carolyn Bankston, Joandres Stephens (Dennis), all of Arlington, TX, and Pam Ford (Don) of Grand Prairie, TX; four sisters-in-law, Mary Johnson and Charlotte Modisett of Crossett and Joyce M. Glover and Melvalene Bradley of Milwaukee; two brothers-in-law, Elvis "Big Man" Bradley of Milwaukee and Thomas "Butch" Bradley of Crossett; one uncle, Robert Earl Bankston (Arlene) of Star City; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pauletta and Forest Givins; and one brother, Daniel Brown.

Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie B. Loggins and pastor Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating. Active pallbearers are Michael Loggins, George Banister, Jr., Edmond Johnson, Anthony Hambric, Donnielle Ford, Caroll Williams and Darrell Banister. Honorary pallbearers are Gene Johnson, Joshua Gilbert, Joe Johnson, Edwin Walker, Chad Jones and Eddie B. Loggins, Jr. Burial will be in the in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Frances Hester Hayden

Frances Hester Hayden, 92, of Sheridan died on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Born in Trafalgar to Clara Bates Alldread and James S. Sparks on March 25, 1921, she married Roland Hester in 1939, and they spent most of their life in Fountain Hill and Hamburg. They operated Hester's Restaurant on the square in Hamburg.

Survivors include three daughters, Monah Oliver Hankins of Idabel, OK., Brenda Ferguson of Hot Springs and and Mary Dorsey (Ervin) of Sagle, ID; two sons, Bill Hester (Charlotte), of Monroe, LA, and Dale Hester (Cathy) of Crossett; 10 grandchildren, Greg and Brad Oliver (Kim) of Idabel, Kayla Battistelli (Rick) of Lafayette, CO, Brett Hester (Brandy) and Kristen Derr (Jacque), of Olla, LA; April Deer (William) of Drummond, TN; Kendrah Ferguson of Fort Smith, Kasey Ferguson of Hot Springs, Suni Crawford (Beau) of Coeur d' Alene, ID, and Sky Dorsey of Pocatello, ID; two step-grandchildren, Heather Schneller of Fayetteville and Jackie Schneller of Colombia, MO; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husbands Roland Hester in 1964 and Henry Hayden in 1995; five sisters, Estene King, Mary Lou Chambers, Veda Mae Jordan, Eloise Baker and Margie Morgan; and two brothers, Dewey Sparks and Guy Alldread, Jr.

Grave-side services will be held by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Flat Creek Cemetery near Fountain Hill. Guest book at www.memorialgardenssheridan.com.

Frankie Schilders Haynes

Frankie Lou Schilders Haynes, 88, of Crossett died on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Born on November 18, 1925, in Bradley County to W. A. "Ned" and Willie Beatrice Schilders, she retired from the Arkansas School for the Blind in 1994. She especially enjoyed traveling, playing board games with her family and working crossword puzzles.

Survivors include two sons, James Ronald Haynes (Rose) of Virginia Beach, VA, and Roy Donald Haynes of Crossett; a daughter, Sharon Joan Jackson (Walter) of Crossett; one brother, William Tracy Schilders (Lois) of Crossett; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews and their families and a special neighbor, Jimmy Pippen. Mrs. Haynes was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, R. W. Haynes; an infant daughter, Yvonne Frankie Haynes; her sister, Robbie Featherston; and a grandson, Frank Clinton Haynes.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Lloyd Gibbs officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Bryan Thigpen, Billy Haynes, John Haynes, Evan Cutchall, Warren Schilders and Mike Roberts. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Jarvis Chapel Church, 1018 Ashley 14 N, Crossett, AR 71635 or National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P. O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

Billy Wade Moffatt

Billy Wade Moffatt, 70, of Crossett died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at LifeTouch Hospice in El Dorado. Born on March 31, 1943, in Crossett to the late Harold and Jeanne Kitley Moffatt, he retired from Georgia Pacific after 39 years of service and was a steward for the IAM Union for 14 years. He served in the National Guard and for 37 years on the Crossett Rescue Unit. He was a long time member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Moffatt of Crossett; one daughter, Dustin Tester of Maui, HI; two brothers, Hal Moffatt of George West, TX, and Kit Moffatt of Tallahassee, FL; one sister, Mary Alice Holmes of Conway; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 22, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Kenneth Watt officiating. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PI, Memphis, TN 38105.

Bro. Koyce Kevin Orr

Bro. Koyce Kevin "K. K." Orr, 79, of Hamburg died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his residence. A native of Vick, a former resident of Little Rock, and a resident of Hamburg for the past two years, he was the former pastor of Faith Revival Center in Crossett and Oak Grove Pentecostal Church in Little Rock. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was an evangelist for over 20 years. He loved to travel, preach and pray.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Stanley Orr; two sons, Danny Orr of Hamburg and Brad Orr and wife Roxie of Little Rock; six grandchildren and a host of other family, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his son, Koyce Kevin Orr, Jr., in 1994; his parents, Ed and Linnie Smith Orr; and three sisters, Juanita Taylor, Vivian Herron and Dee Johnson.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church of Hamburg with Bros. Kenny Neal and John Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Stanley Fox, Eddie Stanley, Jr., Mark Orr, Shane Fox, Clay McIntyre and Ethan Burke. Burial was in Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Willie Earl Scott, Jr.

Willie Earl Scott, Jr., "Scotty," 44, of Crossett died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching television, riding around, listening to music and dancing.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Vivian Scott, four sons, Derris Ballard, Stuart Ballard, Ingram Ballard and Stephen Scott of Crossett; four daughters, Sherrese King and husband Makel of Crossett, Gloleecia Bovan and husband Robert of Chicago, IL, Jasmine Turner and Shalisha Gibbs; his mother, Mary Scott Gaston and husband Milton; one brother, Frederick Scott and wife Angela; one sister, Ruby Scates, all of Crossett; 13 grandchildren, and a host of other family, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Earl Scott, Sr., and one brother, Christopher Scott.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Living Word Church of God In Christ with Minister Edna Adams and Bishop Joe Mason officiating. Pallbearers are Emmanuel Black, Jimmy Thornton, Lazarus Adams, Keith Martin, Kim Thompson, James Jones, Byron Davis and Larry Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Lorenzo Keys, Dominique Coleman, Malik Coleman, Mario Scott, Kendall Scott, and Robert Scates, Jr. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Fay Trantham Wallace

Fay Trantham Wallace, 68, of Hamburg died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her residence. A native of Lake Village and a resident of Hamburg for the past 50 years, she worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory and was a member of the Boydell Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband for 49 ½ years, Lloyd Wallace; a son, Shannon Wallace; two daughters, Donna Tanksley and husband Kevin and Wanda Wallace, all of Hamburg; four sisters, Helen Cundiff of Spring Hill, LA, Louise Holley of Shongaloo, LA, and Bonnie Summers and Shirley Edwards of Hamburg; four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burley and Leona Fleming Trantham; two sisters, Ruby Roberts and Jewel Streeter; and four brothers, Leroy, Gene, Jerry and Orvel Trantham.

Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Elton officiating. Burial was to be in the Promise Land Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Kenneth Edwards, Craig Mashburn, J. R. Bergeron, Buddy Tanksley, Barney Wallace, Kevin Tanksley and Ray Wallace. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

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