Tressie Lee Cromwell
Tressie Lee Cromwell, 75, of Maumelle died Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. Born in Wilmot and raised in Crossett, she had lived in Maumelle for the past two years and was a former ten year resident of San Bernadino, CA. She retired from the Georgia Pacific plywood mill.
She is survived by two sons, Tony L. Johnson of Jacksonville and Marvin Johnson and wife Donna of Redfield; three daughters, Ruby J. Henderson, Elizabeth Lynn Smith and Sheila Cromwell, all of San Bernadino; five brothers, Oscar Tate and wife Betty of Bastrop, LA, Aubrey Tate, James Tate and Charles Ray Tate, all of Crossett, and John Tate of Jacksonville; 16 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe James "M. J." Cromwell; two sons, Marcus and Lavoris Johnson; one daughter, Kathryn Hubbard; her mother, Annie Mae Davis; and one sister, Jannie Tate Jamerson.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Revs. Horace Ingram and Jesse Radford officiating. Pallbearers were Albert Tucker, Patrick Patton, Robert Williams, Micah Henderson, Michael Fuller and Linwood Johnson. Burial was in the Nimmons Cemetery. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Charles Michael Enlow
Charles Michael Enlow, 44, of Louann died Friday, March 6, 2015, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. A native of Crossett and a resident of Louann for most of his life, he was a bricklayer and a tow boat worker and a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by three sons, Michael Bradley Enlow of Conway, Charles Michael Enlow, Jr., of Hampton and Samuel Monroe Enlow of Camden; a brother, Jessie Larkin Enlow and wife Tammie of Camden; four sisters, Debra Ogden and husband Derrick of Wichita, Kansas, Becky Wilson and husband Paul of Fort Smith, Sandy Nowlin and husband Jim of Camden and Angela Thompson of Louann; three grandchildren, Anna Bell, Charliey and Marley; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Reba Griffith Enlow.
Graveside funeral services and burial were planned for 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Jim Nowlin officiating and arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. Online guest book at www.joneshartshorn.com.
James Goree 81, of Crossett died on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born July 7, 1933, at Crossett Camp to the late Robert "Bob" Goree and Nannie Sue Stamps Goree, he was married to the former Ola Mae Childs for over 56 years and eight children were born to this union. He received an education in the Crossett Public Schools in Crossett and was employed by Georgia Pacific Corporation's chemical division for over 35 years before he was disabled. He enjoyed repairing things and working outside with his hands until his health failed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ola Mae Goree; two sons, Stanley and Donald Goree, one granddaughter, Evan Goree; his parents, four sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include five daughters, Wanda Goree of North Little Rock, Mae G. Brooks of Harrisburg, PA, and Kathleen Johnson, Beverly Goree and Rosemary Goree of Crossett; one son, Eric Goree of Sacramento, CA; one sister, Juanita Perkins; one grand-niece he helped raise, Clarice Grayson Spencer and Andre of Crossett; 10 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the First Baptist Church of Crossett. Pallbearers were James Adams, James Cone, Orlando Robinson, Ronnie Parker, Charles Johnson, and Greg Payne. Burial followed in the Westview Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett. Guest book at www.mitchellmemorial.com.
Vera Brooks Hoffman
Vera Brooks Hoffman, 104, of Indianapolis, IN, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Born November 27, 1910, in Ashley County to the late Richard L. and Jesse H. Griffin Brooks, she was a member of the Martha Chapter of Order of Eastern Star and the First Christian Church in Martinsville, Indiana.
She is survived by her children, William B. and Susie Hoffman, Diana and Mike McCarthy and Robert J. and Donna Hoffman; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Hoffman.
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 9, at Flanner and Buchanan-Decatur Township in Indianapolis. Burial followed at the West Newton Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Fountain Hill Baptist Church, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. Guest book at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Blanche Evelyn Murray
Blanche Evelyn Murray, 79, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Born on February 24, 1936, to Taylor S. and Loraine Weems Warren in Hazen, she had lived in Crossett since 1965 and was a Baptist and a retired Arkansas forest ranger. She loved hummingbirds, bowling, and making ceramics. In addition to being one of the first female forest rangers in Arkansas, she was the first grand marshal in the Ashley County Walk for Alzheimers in 2012 and loved to be around family and friends.
She is survived by five children, Billy Lloyd Murray, Jr., Linda Jo Watkins and Mark Roy Murray and wife Laura of Crossett, Johnny Allen Murray and wife JoDee of Baton Rouge, LA, and Brenda Ann Corker and husband Steve of Clayton, NC, eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Billy Lloyd Murray Sr.; one brother, Charles Warren; and one grandson, Gabriel Taylor Murray.
Her remains were cremated and a memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 6, at the Medders Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Keith Boseman officiating. Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Alzheimer Walk, Inc. at 407 East First Ave. Crossett, AR 71635. Online guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.
Rose Mary Sayger
Miss Rose Mary Sayger, 52, of Memphis, TN, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. A native of Brinkley, she had lived in Memphis for the past 35 years and was a former resident of Crossett. She was a registered nurse for Poplar Point Nursing Home and was a Baptist.
She is survived by her parents, Buster Allen and Rose White Sayger; three sisters, Paula Summerland and husband Keith of Hamburg, Vickey Fairchild and husband Dean and Loretta Powell and husband Brandon of Crossett; her paternal grandmother, Clora Sayger of Moro; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Buster Allen Sayger, Jr.; her maternal grandparents, Mead and Waurin White; and her paternal grandfather, R. K. Sayger.
Memorial services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Rev. Robin Allen officiating. Arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Lisa Gail Scott
Lisa Gail Scott, 47, of Crossett died on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at her residence. Born on April 10, 1967, in Crossett to James Ray and Barbara Lee McDuffie Scott, she graduated from Crossett High School in 1985. She was employed at the Minit Shop for eight years and loved cooking, crafts, spending time with family and her dog.
Survivors include her mother, Barbara Scott; two sisters, Jennifer Scott and Ashley Sexton and Chris, all of Crossett; nieces Emily Upshaw and Hannah, Lily and Emma Sexton; great-nieces Makenzie and Alayna Upshaw; and a great nephew, Easton-Ridgell. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Scott, and a nephew, Colby Upshaw.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Clayton Hales and John Marlar officiating. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, 1510 Hwy 82 W, Crossett, AR 71635.
Thomas William Smith, Jr.
Thomas William Smith, Jr. , 33, of McGehee died Wednesday March 4, 2015. Born November 18, 1981, in Greenville, MS, he received an associates degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. A pest control operator, he loved spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed making muscadine jelly with his grandmother and was a student of the Bible.
Survivors include his parents, Tommy and Jane Smith of McGehee; a grandmother, Norma B. Lawrence of Hamburg; a brother, Nathan and Heather Smith of McGehee; and two nephews, Nathan Garrett Smith and Andrew Smith. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Doyle E. Lawrence and Edric John Smith and Laura Smith; and an infant brother.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Home in McGehee with Rev. Tony Jones officiating. Burial followed at the McGehee Cemetery. Online guest book at www.griffinculpepper.com
Marion Streeter, 80, of Hamburg died Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by a son, Billy Streeter and wife Susan of Crossett; four daughters, Nancy Zendejas and husband Jose of Fountain Hill, Louise Wright and husband Donnie of Ozark, Erma Whisler and husband Richard of Crossett and Marilyn Navarijo and husband Desiderio of Hamburg; a brother, Bobby Slaughter of Hamburg; a sister, Barbara Kirkland of Tuscaloosa, AL; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur William Streeter, in 1973; a son, William Earl Streeter, in 2009; her parents, Doc and Lovettie Pruitt Slaughter; two brothers, Buddy and John Slaughter; and six sisters, Shirley Dehart, Estelle Griffin, Alvie Nelms, Ruby Caine, Martha McDaniel and Agnes Slaughter.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Don Wright officiating. Burial was to follow at the Trafalgar Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Jeff Ward, Twig Hernandez, Donnie Wright, Wayne Pamplin, Freddy Mack Martinez, Timothy Whisler and Lee Wright with Jose Zendejas and Ronald Wright as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the Trafalgar Cemetery Association, c/o Ben Lawrence, 859 Ashley Road 105, Montrose, AR 71658. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. Guest book at www.joneshartshorn.com.
Barbara Ables Wallace
Barbara LaVerne Ables Wallace, 80, of Hampton died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. Born October 29, 1934, in Hampton, she was a daughter of the late Preston and Lillian Stratton Ables, a homemaker and a member of Happy Home Assembly of God.
She is survived by her son, Larry Wallace of Hampton; two daughters, Debbie Miller of Jackson, TN, and Kaye Stark of Crossett; two brothers, Vernon Ables of Heber Springs and Tracy Ables of Crossett; five grandchildren, Joey, Katie Jo, Summer, Shay and Shannon; and four great-grandchildren and special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Wallace; a brother, Hollis Ables; and three sisters, Helen King, Dalia Davis and Reba Sneed.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, at Happy Home Assembly of God with Revs. B.L. Blann and Keith Nutt officiating. Burial was at the Pickett Cemetery with arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Hampton/Fordyce. Guest book at www.bentonfuneralhome.net.