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Sarah Elizabeth Wright

Sarah Elizabeth Wright, 89, of Crossett died on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. Born on June 11, 1926, in Crossett to Elmer and Minnie Mooney Brantley, she was a homemaker and managed a fabric store in her earlier years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and playing dominoes. Mrs. Wright was a charter member of South Main Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Norman Wright of Austin, TX; one daughter, Brenda Savage of West Palm Beach, FL; one brother, Travis Brantley of Crossett; two grandchildren, Rachel Rinker and Rory Savage; and three great grandchildren, Jacob and Laura Rinker and Donovan Savage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin Wright; and nine siblings, Ora Terry, Dan Brantley, Grace Wooldridge, Lillie Roberts, Maude Gardner, Carroll Brantley, Dovie Hendrix, Dorothy Cassels and Doris White.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Lyle Hern officiating. Burial followed at Mulhearn Memorial Park in Monroe, LA. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Robert Michael Malloy

Robert Michael “Mike” Malloy, 68, of Heber Springs died Sunday, August 9, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones at his home.

He was born in Bastrop, La., on August 27, 1946, to Robert F. and Vivian McKimmey Malloy of Crossett.

He grew up in Crossett where he graduated from Crossett High School in 1964 and then attended the University of Arkansas. He worked in the paper industry for 37 years with increasing roles and responsibilities, ending as director of Domtar North America.

Throughout his life, he was passionate and competitive about work whether at his job or on a project at his home, deer camp, or lake house; each of which he always considered to be a labor of love. He enjoyed the out of doors and shared his hunting and fishing experiences with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty Lynn McCaughan Malloy of Heber Springs; one son, Mason Malloy (Alison) of Heber Springs; two grandsons, Brian Malloy (Tianne) of Heber Springs and Michael Cole Malloy of Conway; one step grandson, Logan Pedron of Texarkana, Texas; one step granddaughter, Brinkley Pedron of Texarkana; one great grandson, Luke Allen Malloy of Heber Springs; one brother, Mark Malloy; and one sister, Melissa Wyatt.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas J. and Anna Kate Malloy and Eugene and Irma McKimmey; his parents, Robert and Vivian Malloy; and one son, Robert Matthew Malloy.

Funeral services will be under the direction of Heber Springs Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 12 and will be officiated by a family friend, Steve Williams of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with services following at 2 p.m. The family will have a private graveside service immediately following at Cleburne County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch of NW Arkansas at 19778 Boys Home Rd, Morrow, AR 72749.

Kara Fields

Kara Fields, 66 of Crossett died Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker, and a co pastor and member of Kingdom Builders Outreach Ministry.

She loved her computer and crafts, and she was an avid reader. She was a member of the Women’s Progressive Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Ruby Logan Kendrix, and one brother, Franklin Simpson Carry.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Eld. Hazie Wendell Fields; one daughter, Stacey Hill Reed of Crossett; two step sons, Mark Fields of Lackfield, AZ, and Ray Fields of Los Angeles, CA; three sisters, Pearl Tate, husband Jimmy of Warren, Martha Caldwell, husband Ricky, and Dianne Kendrix, all of Crossett; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Funeral services were Friday, August 7, 2015 at 11 am at Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ with Eld. Wendell Fields officiating.

Active pallbearers were Randy Boyd, Marcus Caldwell, Herbert Williams, James Adams, Robert Gilbert and Ricky Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were Dominic Boyde and Tony Couser.

Burial was in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Richard Carl Polk

Richard Carl Polk, 65, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Hamburg, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at College Park Rehabilitation Center. He was a native of Hamburg, a former resident of Chicago, IL, and a resident of Las Vegas for the past five years.

He was a retired painter for Cook County Medical Center, and was a member of Soldiers Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

He was an avid sports fan with his favorite team being the Chicago Bulls.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Addie B. Gardner; one sister, Dorothy Jean Thompson; and one brother, Johnny James Jimmerson.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Polk; three sons, Richard Polk of Salt Lake City, UT, Karl Polk of North Las Vegas, NV and Bryant Polk of Columbus, OH; two daughters, Tammy Hilliard of North Los Vega, NV and April Polk of Columbus, OH; his aunt, Ethel Pippen of Hamburg; six grandchildren: Te’vion Reed, Jakhari Hilliard, Lailah Polk, Gregory Polk, Lillian Polk, Jaeliana and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church with Bishop Danny C. Mays officiating.

Active pallbearers were Carl Pippen, Jimmy Pippen, Keith Griffith, Jeff Tucker, Lawrence Fleming and Samuel Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers were Te’vion Reed, Gregory Polk, Jamie Hancock and Jackson Hilliard. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams, 75, of Bastrop, LA, formerly of Portland died Friday, August 7, 2015 at Cherry Ridge Nursing home. He was a native of Portland, a retired farm laborer and a Baptist.

He was an avid Arkansas Razorback fan and also enjoyed hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Doris Hemingway Williams; one brother, Sammie Lee Williams; two sisters, Georgia Johnson and Mary Wilkerson.

He is survived by eight sons, Phillip Williams of Portland, Andrew Williams, Jr. wife Ruth of Little Rock, Harold Williams, wife Seena of Lorton, VA, Richard Williams, wife Tara of Phoenix, AZ, Ronnie Williams, wife Felicia of Little Rock, Larry Williams of Phoenix, Patrick Williams, wife Kia of Little Rock, and Lorenzo Williams, wife Ethel of Killeen, TX; four daughters, Carol Harris of Little Rock, Brenda King of Montgomery, AL, Shelby Farthing, husband Jesse of Phoenix, and Cassandra Stevens, husband Willie of Bastrop, LA; one step brother, Aaron Scott, wife Mary of Dermott, three sisters, Ida Mae Hayes of Crossett, Lillie Brown, husband Troy of Portland, and Dorothy Mae Smith, husband Melvin of Little Rock; 34 grandchildren, 37 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Funeral services are Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home with Rev. Jesse Radford, Jr. officiating.

Pallbearers are Tristen Ford, Curtis Ford, Derrick Tucker, Ron Williams, Derrick Williams and Quinterrantce Tucker.

Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Visitaton will be from 10 .a.m until funeral time.

James Council

James “Suddie” Council, 86, of Hamburg died Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at his home. He was a native of Parkdale, a former employee of Hamburg School District and Leisure Lodge Nursing Home, and a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

James enjoyed maintaining his lawn, fishing and playing dominoes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Cleo Setters Council; four brothers, Willie Council, Henry Lindsey, Robert Council and Johnny Council; and two sisters, Doris Bell and Loula Mae Robinson.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kathryn L. Council; one daughter, Linda Hill; one sister, Annie Perine of Milwaukee, WI; two grandchildren, Kymara Seals and Kenetta Ridgell, husband Michael; four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Funeral services were Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Willie R. Taylor officiating.

Active pallbearers were Michael Ridgell, Lawrence Booker, Rodney Seals, Daniel Shelton, John Ware and Jimmy Clark.

Honorary pallbearers were the Mt. Zion Men’s Sunday School Class and the deacons of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Johnson Memorial Cemetery, P.O. Box 334, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Nancy LaFran Frisby

Nancy LaFran Frisby, 58, of Fordyce, died August 8, 2015 at her residency.

She loved to spend quality time with her family. She enjoyed to hunt and fish.

Nancy was the daughter of the late Juanita Marlene and the alte James Jackson Swan.

Survivors include her husband, Ricky Frisby Sr.; one son, Ricky Frisby Jr. (Mollie) of Fordyce; two daughters, Christy Hoffer (Kevin) of Huttig and Misty Frisby of Strong; three sisters, Jane Morgan (Jerry) of Ball Ground, GA, Becky Hull (Harry Sr.) of Strong and Carla Pareded (Jesus) of Strong; sven grandchildren George McAdams, Rebecca Merritt, Elizabeth Knudson, Kody Graves, JohnDavid Darden, Ashlie Hoffer, and Naveah Frisby; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Green Grove Assembly of God Church on Philedelphia Rd. with Bro. Terry Burke officating. Immediately following service burial was in Green Grove Cemetery.

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