Troy Hampton 58, of Camden, formerly of Crossett, died on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. Born December 14, 1956, in Crossett to Rev. Dallas and Elizabeth Carney Hampton, he had lived in Camden for the last 38 years. He graduated from Crossett High School in 1975 where he was a star athlete on the track team. He was a faithful member of Victory Church and loved to play dominoes and watch sports.
Survivors are four brothers, his twin, Roy, and Billy, Johnny, and Charles Hampton, all of Crossett; five sisters, Brulah Mae Daniels, of Crossett, Mary Lue Hendrix, Leola Davis, and Lois Hampton all of Vallejo, CA; two special nieces, Joyce Hendrix and Jennifer Daniels of Crossett; a special friend, Maxine Johnson of Magnolia; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Dorthy Wright and Ella Woods; and five brothers, Junior, Levelle, Raymond, and Walter Hampton and Clemmon Burney.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church in Crossett. Burial followed in the Carlock Cemetery with arrangements by Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett.
Bertie Lee Beard Lord
Bertie Lee Beard Lord, 93, of Monticello died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Woods Nursing and Rehab in Monticello. Born April 23, 1922, in Drew County to the late Selvin and Claudie Mae Fairchild Beard, she was a homemaker, a former factory worker, cashier, sitter for the sick, and waitress. She was the hostess/greeter for Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home for 15 years. Former Gov. Bill Clinton named her to serve out the post her husband, Jessie Vernon Lord, as constable of Marion Township after his death. She was a member of the Florence Baptist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered at the Senior Citizens Center.
She is survived by her son, Jack Green and and wife Faye of Crossett; three daughters, Joyce McCone and husband Floogy Earl of Rogers, Sharon Cantrell and husband Larry of Dumas, and Karon Parrish and husband Randall of Monticello; two granddaughters, Kathy Barnett and husband Tim of Hamburg and Denise Chapman and husband Travis of Monticello who she helped raise after the death of their mother. She had 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, add 11 great-great grandchildren. Seven brothers and sisters and two grandsons, John Evans and Larry Cantrell, Jr., preceded her in death.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral chapel with burial in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com. Memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Center, 203 Henley Street, Monticello AR 71655.
Janis Carol Sunderland
Janis Carol Sunderland, 68 of Hamburg died Friday, June 26, 2015, at her home. A native of Crossett, she was a homemaker, a Baptist and enjoyed reading, crafts, four wheeler riding, hunting and fishing.
She is survived by her companion of 26 years, James Ed Blankenship; two sons, Tony Graham and wife Rachael of Orange Beach, AL, and Wayne Graham of Conway; three sisters, Sissy Craig of Hamburg, Karon Stanley and husband James of Monticello and Reba Holland of Greenbrier; five grandchildren, and a host of other family, friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ottice and Armetta Doss Holland.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Unity Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating. Burial was in Unity Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.