Lizzie Mae Allison
Lizzie Mae Allison, 69, of Crossett died Friday, June 5, 2015, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. A native of Drew, MS, she was a retired press operator and was a member of Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Rev. Herbert Allison; two sons, Wardell Herman of Bastrop, LA, and Maurice Herman of Crossett; two daughters, Diann Herman and fiancee' Chris of Bastrop and Olivia Kimble and husband Jesse of Crossett; her mother, Annie Bradley of Kansas City, MO; six brothers, Leon, Charles, Oliver, Jesse and Carl Bradley, all of Kansas City, MO, and Phillip Bradley of El Paso, TX; four sisters, Debbie Bradley, Carolyn Smith, Janice Culbert and Lethea Connley, all of Kansas City, MO; 13 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Lee Golden; and three brothers: Alfred, Stanley and Theodore Bradley.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Herbert Allison and Brandon Dyer officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Glenn Jasper, Jimmy Thornton, James Adams, Andre Tate, Charles Moore and Lazarus Adams. Burial was in Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Jerald Mark Copeland
Jerald Mark "Jerry" Copeland, 51, of Chidester died Monday, June 8, 2015, at his home. Born on August 20, 1963, in California to Marvin and Linda Sutherland Copeland, he served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U. S. Army and was a Baptist. He enjoyed fishing, camping, reading and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his mother, Linda Copeland of Chidester; three daughters, Jennifer and Kelly Gregory of Cabot, Sheyanna and Mike Rowe of Crossett and Melissa Copeland of Cabot; two brothers; John and Molly Copeland of Stonewall, LA; and Jimmy and Carolyn Copeland of Shreveport, LA; five grandchildren, Calei, Heath, Jayda, Max and Mason; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; Marvin Copeland, and a brother, Jeff Copeland.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 12, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with burial at the Judson Cemetery. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Vernon Clyde Coulter
Vernon Clyde Coulter, 67, of Montrose died Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Fordyce.
Born September 22, 1947, he had served on the Montrose City Council and as mayor of Montrose.
The remains were cremated with no services scheduled. Arrangements were by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Home of McGehee.
Jessica Nicole Greenlee
Jessica Nicole Greenlee, 21, of Fountain Hill died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born October 16, 1993, in Pine Bluff, she was employed at Monticello Animal Clinic, loved animals and was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her mother, Donna Greenlee of Fountain Hill; her father, Mark Greenlee of Crossett; one brother, Eric Wright of Tennessee; two sisters, Bridget Withers of Monticello and Sam Greenlee of Fountain Hill; her grandfather, Homer Greenlee of Woodlawn; four nieces, Presley, Perri, Peyton and Paislyn Withers. all of Monticello; and one nephew, Krayton Wright of Tennessee. Funeral services were at 2 p.m Friday, June 12, at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.
Gladys Lee Hawkins
Gladys Lee Hawkins, 87, of Crossett died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Houston, TX. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker, and a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church. Mrs. Gladys enjoyed reading the Bible and novels and also loved puzzles, games, basketball, fishing and cross-stitching.
She is survived by two sons, Clarence Hawkins of Flourissant, MO, and William Hawkins of Chesterfield, MO; two daughters, Gwendolyn Prince of Foristell, MO, and Sandra Black of Houston; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence T. Hawkins; her parents, John, Jr., and Argie Nee Cann Brown; one grandson, Kenneth Black; and one brother, Mac Charles "M.C." Brown.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. HarrielWhite, officiating. Pallbearers are Freddie Hargraves, Cornell Brown, Herman Newton, Larry Taylor, Robert Williams, Eddie Hawkins and Larry Rogers. Burial will be in the Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Carol Lynn Spurlock
Carol Lynn Spurlock, 45, of Crossett died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God.
She is survived by two daughters, Kayla Spurlock of Bryant and Mallory Spurlock of Crossett; a grandson, Zayden Spurlock of Crossett; her mother, Shirley Smith Norrell of Crossett; three sisters, Paula Cameron of Crossett; Sandy Mee and husband Jeff of Bryant and Beverly Land and husband Drayton of El Dorado; five brothers, Lamar Smith and wife Nancy of Morrilton, Jack Murphy and wife Lois of Angleton, Texas, and Pete Murphy and wife Martha, Donnie Murphy and Mike Norrell, all of Crossett; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, James "Buddy" Carroll Norrell, in 2013.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, at the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Bros. John Martin and Drayton Land officiating. Burial will be in the Carlock Cemetery. Pallbearers are Donnie Murphy, Lamar Smith, Pete Murphy, Blake Norrell, Jack Murphy and William Land. Honorary pallbearers are Ovid Switzer and DeWayne Norrell. Memorials may be made to the Cloverdale Assembly of God, 132 Ashley Road 15, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Henry Clay Toney, Sr.
Henry Clay Toney, Sr., 87, of Crossett died on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Born on May 15, 1928, he was married to Frances Elizabeth Berry for 67 years when she died the day before Thanksgiving in 2013. They moved their young family from Crossett to Toledo, OH, in the early 1950s so that he could pursue a degree in mechanical engineering, earning a BS from the University of Toledo.
He worked for Chase Bag Company as a teenager until his retirement after a long reign as the preeminent project engineer. The company held numerous patents in his name. A pioneer in multiwall bags and a master of assembly line drive trains, one of his major projects was designing and building production machinery for microwave popcorn bags in the machine shop he oversaw for decades. He was a lifelong Methodist and enjoyed travel, reading, playing golf and bridge, and having a variety of pets. He loved to garden and cook and had a special affinity for horses and cats.
He is survived by his older daughter, Patti Clay Toney; his son, Henry Clay Toney, Jr.; his younger daughter, Elizabeth Ann Kaseman; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with burial to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Jessie Tucker, 84, of Crossett died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at his home. A native of the White Station community outside Crossett, he retired from the Georgia Pacific plywood mill and was a member of the Fudge Baptist Church. He loved baseball, football, fishing and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Merlene Cromwell Tucker; one son, Jessie Tucker, Jr., of Crossett; two daughters, Ruby Austin of Crossett and Patricia Leichmon and Tracy of Strong; three brothers, Robert Tucker and wife Mary of Lakeview Terrace, CA., Eddie "Bubba" and Nathan Tucker of Santa Monica, CA.; one sister, Zelma Tucker of Santa Monica; five grandchildren, Tamiko Penn, Noel and Candice Tucker and Ashley and Sequinn Leichmon; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, one grandson, Norris Penn; his parents, Lewis and Roberta Gilliam Tucker; and four brothers, C. J., Willie, Troy and Wayne Tucker.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at Fudge Baptist Church with Pastor James Green officiating. Pallbearers are Harold Tucker, Lawrence Tucker, Cedrick Tucker, William Tippitt, Willie Cromwell, Jr.. and Walter Hendrix. Burial will be in the Ryles Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Viewing will be Wednesday, June 17, from 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
David A. Wells
David A. Wells, 55, of Portland died Friday, June 12, 2015. A native and lifelong resident of Portland and a member of the Portland United Methodist Church, he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed visiting with his family and friends.
He is survived by two sisters, Marcia Vestal of Portland and Susan Fondren of Tallulah, Louisiana; two brothers, Frank Wells of Dermott and Bobby Wells of Nixa, Missouri; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. Wells, Jr., and Dollie Casali Wells; a sister, Jo Curtis; two brothers, James “Matt” Wells in 2009 and John “Buddy” Wells in 2013; and a nephew, Gaylon Douglas Vestal in 2004.
Grave-side services were at 10 a.m., Monday, June 15, in the Portland Cemetery with Stanton Veazey officiating. Memorials may be made to the Portland Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 174, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Johnny Wilcox, 72, of Crossett died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. He was a native of Portland, had lived in Crossett for the past 40 years, was a carpenter, a member of Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army. An avid outdoorsman, he loved riding four wheelers, deer hunting and fishing. He also loved remodeling homes and ran Johnny's Remodeling Company for 33 years.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Effie Leone Wilcox; three sons, Eddie Lyons and wife Debbie of Talequah, OK, Allen Lyons and wife Stephanie of Crossett and Don Allen and wife Anita of Hamburg; three daughters, Gayle Farrow Mitchell of Muskogee, OK, Wanda Carpenter and husband John of Fountain Hill and Rita Coleman and husband Thomas of Crossett; two adopted sons, Mike Derrick of Crossett and Tim Chapman and wife Sonya of Lacey; two brothers, Gordon Wilcox and wife Joyce and Charles Elba "Bud" Wilcox and wife Marcia of Crossett, one sister, Shirley Lyons of Crossett; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Charles Wayne Lyons; his parents, Don Herbert and Manthy Knight Wilcox; two brothers, Sam and Robert Wilcox; and two sisters, Judy Ross and Edith Winbury.
Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Carlton White and Charles Harris, officiating.
Pallbearers were Johnathan Wilcox, Jason Farrow, Ray King, Jr., Joshua King, Benjamin Wilcox and Zachery Wilcox. Honorary pallbearers were Bradley Lyons and Lee Jacob King. Burial was in the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.