May 6

Voncille Y. Atkins

Voncille Y. Atkins, 95, of Minden, LA, died Thursday, April 21, 2015, in Shreveport, LA. Born December 30, 1919, in Arcadia, LA, to Foster and Myrtle Youngblood and raised in Doyline, LA, she was a former Sunday School teacher at the Presbyterian Church in Minden, the first manager of the Montgomery Ward Store in Minden, and also worked for Beall-Ladymon in Shreveport at the age of 80. She loved working in her yard raising beautiful flowers. She also loved to sing old hymns.

She is survived by her son, Reginald "Reggie" B. Atkins, Jr., and wife Wanda of Shreveport; a daughter, Linda M. Grigsby of Hamburg; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren. Her parents, her husband, R. B. "Buster" Atkins, Sr., brothers Jacob Foster Youngblood, Jr., Revis Youngblood and Winston Ray Youngblood, a son-in-law, Jerry L. Grigsby, Sr., and a grandson, Jerry L. Grigsby, Jr., preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home chapel in Minden with Bro. Charles Grigsby officiating. The family requests memorials to the St. Jude Children's Hospital. Web site at www.rose-neath.com.

Johnnie E. Bailey

Johnnie E. Bailey, 70, of Crossett died on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born on November 19, 1944, in Haynesville, LA, to Jack and Marie Hicks Bailey, he was a vibration analyst for Georgia Pacific. He loved to fish, watch the news and his Bible study. Mr. Bailey was a member of South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his son, Cliff Bailey of Crossett; two brothers, Michael Bailey and Kay and Tony Bailey and Susan, all of El Dorado; three grandchildren, Kimberly Bailey, Brad Bailey and Jonathan Bailey; and two great-grandchildren, Remington Bailey and Andreaux Bailey. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Nancy Bailey.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 2, at South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Don Justice officiating. Burial followed at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, 2203 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Marlene Freeman Cottrell

Marlene Louise Freeman Cottrell, 79, of Crossett died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Stonegate Villa Nursing and Rehab in Crossett. Born July 8, 1935, in Union County to Charlie Hamlin Freeman and Louise Goins Freeman, Mrs. Cottrell attended South Main Baptist Church in Crossett and retired from the Union County Tax Collector's office in 1999. She enjoyed her family and loved to sew.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Harvey L. "Buck" Cottrell of Crossett; a son, Robert Cottrell and wife Pamela of Crossett; a daughter, Cynthia Sled and husband Greg of Cabot; a brother, George Freeman and wife Kay of Hot Springs Village; seven grandchildren, Wesly Cottrell of Bourg, LA, Bobby Ross Bryan and Ben Bryan of Crossett, Cody Cottrell of West Monroe, LA, Lindsey Sled of Conway and Jason Sled and Kaylee Sled of Cabot. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Martha Jo Berry and Sue Shelton.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in the chapel of Bailey Funeral Home in El Dorado, with Rev. Buddy Burton officiating. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens.Online guest book at www.baileyfuneralhome.net.

LaVerne Kelley Collins

LaVerne Kelley Collins, 94, of Hamburg died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at her residence. A native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of the Promise Land community outside Hamburg, she was a registered nurse and worked at the Crossett Hospital for many years. She was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Collins and wife Nancy and Steve Collins and wife Ann, all of Hamburg; three sisters, Ruth Griffin of Los Angeles, CA, Naomi Croswell of Crossett and Amelia Kusturin of Vilas, NC; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jesse D. Collins, in 2002; her parents, Robert and Sarah Cunningham Kelley; a brother, Everett Kelley, in 1995 and a sister, Mablee Kelley, in 1945.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, May 1, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Michael Reese, Trey Emory and Kelly Clarke officiating. Burial was in the Promise Land Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.. Pallbearers were Jimmy Lee Kelley, Buddy Kilcrease, Dewey "Scutter" Kilcrease, Billy Frank Kelley, Dennis Holland and Dale Lauhon. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, 765 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR 71646. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Caroline Louise Glaser

Caroline Louise Glaser, 53, of Crossett died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker and loved the outdoors including hunting, fishing and riding motocycles.

She is survived by her husband of nine years, Joe Glaser; two sons, Chris Stroggins and wife Melissa of Cabin and Matt Stroggins of Exxesville, MI; one daughter, Amanda Stroggins of Little Rock; two brothers, Oscar Carr of Crossett and Larry Stepp of Vernon, AL; one sister, Kathy Jones and husband Ted of Bastrop, LA; four grandchildren and a host of other family, friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan Lee Carr and Ethel Louise Brown Carr; and one sister, Mary Stepp.

Remains were cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Dell Englerth Guy

Dell Englerth Guy, 82, of Monticello, Indiana, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her residence. Born on May 28, 1932, in Wilmot, Mrs. Guy started as a telephone operator in Shreveport, Louisiana. Due to her husband's Air Force career, they moved many times living in Arkansas, Louisiana, England, California, Germany and Ohio. They settled in Indiana in 1967. She worked in the White County recorder's office and served two terms as White County Auditor. In her late 40s, she went back to college and became a paralegal and worked for ten years for Courtney Justice Law office in Logansport, Indiana. She received an associate degree in paralegal studies from Vincennes University. She and her husband co-owned a concession stand at Indiana Beach from 1975 until her retirement in 2009. Mrs. Guy was instrumental with the Arbor Day Society in getting the flowering trees planted around the city. She was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church and enjoyed history, reading, traveling and gardening. Her favorite holiday was Christmas.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert "Bob" Guy; a son, Jack Guy and wife Brenda of South Bend; three daughters, Connie Hardin and husband Gary and Mindy Guy-Price and husband Ron of Kilgore, Texas, and Laura Vaughan and husband Chad Collier of Fischers, Indiana; a brother, Harry Englerth of Roanoake, VA; two sisters, Billie Oliver and husband Victor of Bismarck and Ruth Hendricks of Monroe, LA; five grandsons, Wes Hardin, Robert Price, Matt Hardin, Mike Guy, and Mark Guy; and a long time special friend, Lana Paxson and husband William "Bo" Cowger of Monticello. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandy Guy; her parents, Emmett Englerth and Lois Crossley Englerth Nixon; and a brother, Harold Englerth.

Grave-side services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the Wilmot Cemetery with Rev. Carlos Pitts officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Nancy Herring

Nancy Herring, 71, of Lake Village died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Lake Village, a homemaker, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing in her church choir, talking on the phone and watching sports.

She is survived by three sons, Carl McCree and wife Gloria of Little Rock, Dwight McCree of Lake Village and John Edward McCree and wife Cynthia of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter, Sheila Childs and husband Sylvester of Las Vegas; three sisters, Ethel Mae Jackson and Lorrine Wade of Lake Village and Thelma Beans and husband Alonzo of Forrest City; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Herring; her parents, Charlie and Jeanet Martin White; three brothers, Charlie Wilson, Jr., Joe Willie Johnson and Willie Lee Johnson; and two sisters, Gladys Sweney and Beulah Jones.

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Ceaser King officiating. Pallbearers are Charlie Bynum, Willie Cooper, Ed McCree, Christopher Jackson, Carl Foster and Dominique Owens. Honorary pallbearers were Sherod Baldwin, Bernard Baldwin, Sylvester Childs, Jerry Martin and Leroy Stoneville. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

John "Possum" Hudson

John "Possum" Hudson, 80, of Hamburg died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Hamburg and Ashley County all of his life, he graduated from Fountain Hill High School and was a Korean Conflict veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 27 years, was a Baptist and an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by five daughters, Elizabeth Ann Ingram of Monticello, Toni Denise Hudson Hopper of Crossett, Karen Elaine Stell of Denson, Texas, Rhonda Lynn Hudson of Brevard, North Carolina, and Dawn R. Hudson Merrell of North Little Rock; his former wife, Joyce Hudson Rush of Hamburg; two brothers, Billy Hudson and Frank Hudson of Fountain Hill; two sisters, Pat Chavis of Fountain Hill and Louise Dunemn of Warren; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Matilda Durey Hudson; five brothers, Warner A., Floyd C., John Edward "Gunt,", Ralph and Jim Thomas Hudson; and a sister, Betty Doris Rochester.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, May 1, at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bros. Andy Connard and Eddie Dean Savage officiating. Burial was in the Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim, Doug, Larry, Chad, Drake, Bryan, Roy, Dewayne and Steve Hudson, Allen, Dale and Timothy Chavis, Bill Wallace, David Rochester, Greg White, enny Dunemn and Bryan Merrell. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Gertrude L. Jordan

Gertrude Ann Langhammer Jordan, 85, of Crossett died on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The oldest daughter of Rudolph Milton and Verna Lucille Schlopkohl Langhammer, she was born November 10, 1929, in Little Rock and was a 1948 graduate of Little Rock High School.She met Bert Spencer Jordan, Jr., at a singles mixer at Winfield Methodist Church in 1948. They were married on August 27, 1950, and had been married 60 years at the time of his death in 2010. As members of the First United Methodist Church in Crossett, she and Bert worked with daughter Elizabeth's junior high group and began relationships with those kids and their kids. She was an active lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, a founding member of the Couples and Career Class, a member of the Chancel Choir and had guest memberships in several church choirs which lasted over 70 years. She was the record keeper for the Arkansas Red Cross, a member of the Ashley County Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary and the buyer/manager for the hospital's gift shop for 25 years. She served as the auxiliary's third president. Dr. Don Toon appointed her president of the board of directors for the LPN School at Forest Echoes Vo-Tech.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Jordan-Myers and Jo Clair Jordan-Wilcox, both of Crossett; her son-in-law, John Wilcox; his two sons and his three grandchildren; and two sisters, Pat Cummins of Greenwood, MS, and Jean Bynum of Clarksville, TN, She was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn L. Clark, in 2004.

Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the First United Methodist Church with burial at 2 p.m. in Roselawn Memorial Park, 2801 Asher Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204 under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Grace Martin

Grace Martin, 90, of Crossett died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Stonegate Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. A native of Indianola, Mississippi, a resident of Crossett for the past 52 years and a former resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker, a member of the Meridian Baptist Church and a former member of the Temple Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Glenn Martin and wife Mary of Magnolia; three daughters, Joyce Blocker and husband Bernard of Jonesboro, LA, Helen Robbins of Crossett and Deannie Johnson and husband Kenneth of Greenbrier; two daughters-in-law, Billie Martin of Crossett and Sandy Martin of Goodyear, AZ; a brother, Malcom Parker of Bastrop, LA; two sisters, Frances Gregory of Bastrop and Peggy Mason of Balch Springs, Texas; 15 grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Paula and Scott Martin, Jamie and Robin Johnson, Brent and Shawn Blocker, Shana Edwards, Tanya Tippen, Laurie White, Brenda Weaver, Johnny Robbins, Kim Webb and Amy Booth; 27 great-grandchildren, Abigail Grace, Isabelle, Katherine, Ashton and Amber Johnson, Alisha and Michael Martin, Olivia and Ben Blocker, Baile Vallery, Madison and Hunter Edwards, Lainey, Jalie and Trapper Tippen, Whitney Woods, Blake, Chasstity and Taylor White, Chelsey Reed, Johnny Robbins, Hannah, Jonathan and Aaron Webb, Addison, Ava Grace and Branton Booth; and a host of great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Oliver Martin, in 1990; two sons, Tom and Jimmie D. Martin; her parents, Bealie Thomas and Eula Mae Sikes Parker; and three sisters, Naomi Brewster, Katherine Duke Reeves and Eloise Kellebrew.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 3, at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Gayle Riles and Kenneth Johnson officiating. Burial was in Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Brent and Shawn Blocker, Brian and Scott Martin, Robin Johnson, Mike White, Bubba Edwards, Justin Tippen, Mike Webb and Robbie Booth.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635. Guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

May 13

Bruce Edward Adams

Bruce Edward Adams, 54 of San Jose, CA, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, in San Jose. He was a native of Montrose, was a musician and choir director, and attended Greater Love C.O.G.I.C. in Milpitas, CA. He enjoyed playing the piano and singing and walked the streets singing everywhere he went.

Survivors include two brothers, Leroy McDaniels of Detroit, MI, and William Richardson of Milwaukee, WI; six sisters, Fairillia Dunn and husband Elvis of San Jose, Bessie Jackson of Oak Parks, MI, Mareen Vann and husband Lester of Hot Springs, Emma Jean Allen of Crossett, Jacquelyn Bynum and husband Charles of Portland and Rosemary Jones and husband Marvin of Crossett; one aunt, one uncle, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Holmes; his father, Edward Adams; and one brother, Birl Lee Franklin.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Brown Temple Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Witherspoon officiating. Pallbearers were Ray Lee Holmes, Charles Woods, Charles Bynum, Matt, Maxx and Jonathan Webb. Honorary pallbearers were Leroy McDaniels, Ricky, Robert and Eugene Holmes and William Richardson. Burial was in the Jones Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Tina Lynn Carter-Maness

Tina Lynn Carter-Maness, 44, of Springhill, LA, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Born on January 19, 1971, she was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Springhill.

She is survived by two sons, Jacob Carter Maness of Magnolia and wife Sherri of Springhill and Jeremy DeWayne Carter and fiancé, Tiffany Blades; a daughter, Lacy Brianna Carter; a granddaughter, Natalyee E. Maness, all of Springhill; a grandson, Joshua Tanner Carter of Bossier City, LA; her parents, Jerry and Trisha Carter of Springhill; a brother, David Lamar Carter of Springhill; a niece, Devin Lynn Carter of Bossier City; many aunts, uncles, cousins and her best friend, Jeanette "Jeano" Sommers-Morris.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Carter, Sr., of Crossett; and her maternal grandmother, Bobbie Skaggs of Shreveport. Grave-side services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the Carter Cemetery near Hamburg under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Harvey Ray Doss

Harvey Ray Doss, 76, of Crossett died on May 4, 2015 at his residence. Born on March 23, 1939, in Parkdale to Elmer Lee and Alice Marie Young Doss, he was a Baptist and enjoyed hunting and gardening.

Survivors include two sisters, Tressie Stodghill of Bastrop, LA, and Dessie Stevens of Rayville, LA; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Doss was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Hazel Alderman and Patsy Wright.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Burial followed at Unity Cemetery. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Carla Williams Green

Carla Williams Green, 58, of Milwaukee, WI, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee. She was a native of Ashley County, was a homemaker, and was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church in Milwaukee. She loved shopping and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, James Green; one son, Tirin Green and wife Tammie; one daughter, Temecia Green; her mother, Clara Durley; one brother, Wayne Williams, all of Milwaukee; two sisters, Kayleen Walker of Ft. Worth, TX, and Consandra Wright of Milwaukee; six grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, James Henry Williams; two brothers, Ronald and Rance Williams; and one sister, Carol Ann Hubbard.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Horace Ingram officiating. Pallbearers are Travis Haynes, Michael Gilliam, Thomas Williams, Wayne Williams, Jr., George Jacob, Jr., and William Haynes. Burial will be in the Phillip Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Mary Joyce Gwin

Mary Joyce Gwin, 83, of Fordyce died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. Born November 11, 1931, in Ingalls, she was a homemaker and a member of Union Hill Baptist Church in Hermitage and also attended Bucksnort Baptist Church in Fordyce.

She is survived by her husband, Robert S. Gwin of Fordyce; two sons, Larry Kinard and Scott Kinard, both of Crossett; five stepdaughters, Robbi Cash, Melanie Foremen, Meri Jeneen Olivier and Kim Gwin, all of Lafayette, LA, and Tina Gwin of Austin, TX; twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonzo and Maudell Willis Vickers; ,brother, Jerry Vickers; and one sister, Shirley Givens.

Grave-side services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Stoney Point Cemetery in Fordyce with Rev. Howard Thompson officiating. Arrangements were by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Online guest register at www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

Michael Ray Hampton

Michael Ray Hampton, 59, of Portland died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock. A Portland native who was a Methodist faith, he served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps. He loved watching football, basketball, Criminal Minds and Law and Order on television.

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

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Green Grove A.M.E. Church with Rev. James Andrews officiating. Pallbearers were Phillip Williams, David Morris, Joe Nathan Webb, Kentrell Woods, Tim Dunbar and Sammy Polite. Burial was in Holly Grove Cemetery by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Pearl Deaton Hunter

Pearl Deaton Hunter, 93, of Crossett died on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Stonegate Villa Health & Rehabilitation. Born on November 16, 1921, to Edward and Mary Louisa Bunn Deaton, Mrs. Hunter was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church where she taught children's Sunday School and was a volunteer grandparent for Crossett Schools.

She is survived by one sister-in-law, Helen Deaton of El Dorado; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces Dorothy Shurtleff, Charlotte Montgomery and Janice Jenkins and nephews and many friends. She was the youngest of nine children, who all preceded her in death, as well as her parents and her husband, Clifford C. Hunter.

Grave-side services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 909 Hickory Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Harvey "Joe" Johnson

Harvey "Joe" Johnson, 61, of Eudora died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, LA.

Born September 24, 1953, to the late Felton Johnson and late Lorece Hendrix Johnson, he was a truck driver for farmers, the operator of the Indian Switch Rural Water Association, and a member of the Scott Memorial United Methodist Church of Eudora.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Blansett Johnson of Eudora; a son, Justin Johnson and wife Michelle of Eudora; a daughter, Kathy Bowers and husband John of Lake Providence, LA; three brothers, Carl Johnson of Pine Bluff, Johnny Johnson of Crump, TN, and Richard Johnson of Crossett; seven sisters, Barbara Hillman, Elsie Taylor and Eva Dalton, all of Eudora, Kathy Cain of Tyler, Texas, Kay Moorman of Terry, LA, Penny Byrd of Oak Grove, LA, and Brenda Verser of Caddo Gap; three grandchildren, Tanner Bowers, Alyssa Bowers, and Wyatt Johnson; and two step-grandchildren, Brock Allred, and Payden Duckworth; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Darlene Hagood.

A celebration of his life was at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at Eudora Baptist Church with Bros. Don Boyett and Bill Bearden officiating. Arrangements were by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Eudora. The family requests memorials to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Margaret Norrell Pennington

Margaret Elizabeth Norrell Pennington, 96, of Crossett died on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at her residence. A lifelong resident of Ashley County who attended First Free Will Baptist Church, she was born on December 7, 1918, to Joe and Marlin Bays Norrell.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Burchfield of Crossett; a granddaughter, Susan Burchfield of Monroe, LA; a grandson, Bill Burchfield and wife Randi Baker Burchfield of Hamburg; a great-granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Burchfield; and a great-grandson, Luke Jackson Burchfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Pennington; a sister, Dorothy Pennington; and a brother, Herbert Norrell.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Memorials may be made to Maddox Sasser Fund c/o Rachel Sasser, 818 Tyson Drive Pineville, LA 71360.

Carl Eugene Shelton

Carl Eugene Shelton, 58, of Big Sandy, Texas, died Friday, May 8, 2015, in Big Sandy. Born May 21, 1956, in Dermott, he had lived in Hamburg for numerous years and at one time owned the Hamburg Feed Store. The owner of Shelton Paint Contractor in Longview, Texas, he was an avid hog hunter and a member of Sit 'em Down Cowboy Church in Big Sandy.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Shelton; a brother, Raymond Shelton and wife Melanie; a son, Kevin Shelton; stepchildren Tara and Rodney Burnett; grandchildren Brittany, Tiffany and Clayton Shelton; Dillon Burnett, and Leah and Lauren Bird; three nephews, Brent and Christopher Shelton and Brandon Fowler; two nieces, Misty Hulett Brown and Amy Jo Shelton; and numerous cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death his mother, Betty Jean Shelton; his father, Casper Clyde "Pat" Shelton; and a sister, Linda Orjella. A memorial service will be at First Baptist Church, Hwy. 155, Big Sandy, Texas, Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m.

May 20

Horace Eugene High

Horace Eugene High, 93, of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of Bastrop, LA, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at the St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. He was born June 11, 1921, in Fountain Hill and graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1940. He was a World War II veteran and fought in The Battle of the Bulge. After the war he graduated from Arkansas A & M College, now UAM-Monticello in 1954 and taught school for 42 years, retiring in 1988 in Bastrop. He was a member of Cherry Ridge Baptist Church in Bastrop.

He is survived by two children, Judy High Diffley and John Edward High and wife Elaine Richard High; one granddaughter, Allison High Clemons; and a grandson-in-law, Gregory Ross Clemons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Lucille Allison High; a son-in-law, Gary Diffley; his parents, Ed and Hattie Gifford High; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were planned for 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will be at the Flat Creek Cemetery in Fountain Hill. Memorials may be mailed to Northside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3, Monticello, Arkansas 71655. Attn: Aundrey Paschall - Horace High Memorial. Online guest book at www.stephensondearman.com.

Jacen Phillip McClain

Jacen Phillip McClain, two months, of Crossett died on Saturday, May 9, 2015. He was born on March 9, 2015, to Justin Todd and Jessica Elaine Risher McClain of Crossett.

He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Phillip Randy Risher and Donna of Minden, LA, and Caryl Lynn Thurmon of El Dorado; his maternal great-grandmother, Myrris Risher of Village; his paternal grandfather, Todd Glen McClain and Alice Smith of Crossett; his paternal grandmother, Debra Kay Church and Billy of Clute, TX; his brother, Anakin Todd McClain of Crossett; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at Zion Methodist Church in Milo with Bros. Doyce Whitten and Toby Austin officiating. Burial followed at the Zion Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jones service.com.

Sheila Mills McNeice

Sheila Anne Mills McNeice, 64, of Crossett died on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born on December 29, 1950, to Leland Obie and Sally Palesteene Mills, she was a Baptist and a former resident of Lake Village. Her hobbies and talents included quilting, jewelry making, embroidery work, gardening and fishing. She worked many years as an LPN after graduating from the Forest Echoes Vocational School and was a member of the Arkansas Nurses Association.

She is survived by one son, Robert McNeice and wife Shannon of Lake Village; two grandsons, Robert Peyten McNeice of Crossett and Garrett Destin McNeice of Lake Village; one granddaughter, Briannon Desirea McNeice of Lake Village; one great-grandson, Kyle Nash McNeice of Crossett; one brother, E.O. Mills of Crossett; one sister, Morene Hisaw of Lake Village; and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, A. J. Mills and Wallace Ray Mills.

Her wishes were that she be cremated and cremated remains buried at Antioch Cemetery.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 15, at Medders Funeral Home chapel in North Crossett with Bro. Bobby Franklin officiating. Guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

May 27

Calvin Adams

Calvin Adams, 82, of Lake Village died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at his home in Lake Village. Born March 27, 1933, in Baxter, he was the son of the late Leroy and Georgia Strickland Adams. He served in the Army Reserves during the Korean War and was employed as an electrician anda farm hand for Bobby Miller until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Murphy Adams, four sons, Danny Adams and wife Linda of Chattanooga, OK, Johnny Williams and wife Sissy of Snyder, James Williams and wife Kelly of Crossett and Barry Adams and wife Lana of Fayetteville; five daughters, Margie Whitmore and husband Wesley of Fayetteville, Pamela Adams of Springdale, Cynthia Shavers and husband Richard of Hot Springs, Debbie Thomlison of Van Buren, and Teresa Patrick and husband Brandon of Hamburg; one sister, Juanita Streeter of Heber Springs; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Mary June Stough Adams; and one brother, Harvey Adams.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village with burial following in the Lake Village Cemetery. Online guest book at www.bishopkingfuneralhome.com.

Zaylee Janice Caldwell

Zavion Jamaal Caldwell

Zaylee Janice Caldwell and Zavion Jamaal Caldwell, infants of Robert Caldwell and Crystal Brewer, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Ashley County Medical Center.

Survivors also include maternal grandparents, Rev. Al and Ruby Brewer of Magnolia; paternal grandparents, Robert and Idella Caldwell, Jr., of Crossett; great-grandparents, Cherry Davis of Magnolia, Anita Brewer of Magnolia, and Robert and Cora Mae Caldwell, Sr., of Crossett; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Grave-side service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Phillip Grove Cemetery in Hamburg with Rev. Al Brewer officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.

Aaron Harris, Jr.

Aaron Harris, Jr., 89 of Crossett died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Cornerstone Hospital of West Monroe, LA.

A native of Portland, he retired from Georgia-Pacific's paper mill and enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jessie Mae Harris; three sons, Curtis Harris and wife Mechelle, Aaron Harris, III, and wife Gwendolyn and Larry Harris and wife Wanda, all of Crossett; one daughter, Lois Harris Williams and husband B.J. of Crossett; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a host of other family, friends and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his son, James George, and his parents, Aaron Harris and Elizabeth Scott Harris.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home with Rev. Clarence Green officiating.

Pallbearers are Cornell Brown, Edgar Johnson, Leondras Simpson, Larry Rogers, Freddie Hargraves and Bernard Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Stacy Harris, Tracy Harris, Calvin L. Walker, Brian Harris and Shadrick Wilson. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

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