Bert Polly Bethea
Bert Polly Bethea, 72, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at his home. A native of Wilmot, he had lived in Crossett for the past 54 years, was a retired electrician for Georgia Pacific plywood mill and was a member of Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching old westerns on television and visiting.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Henry Mae Ramey Bethea; two sons, Bruce E. Bethea of Euless, TX, and Aurelio D. Bethea and wife Jessica of North Little Rock; four daughters, Karen D. Woodberry and husband Bobby, Sherri A. Bethea, Terri Y. Bethea and Corliss M. Bethea, all of Crossett; three brothers, Larry Wimbley and wife Bessie of Dallas, TX, Thomas Bethea and wife Lou Vella of Crossett and Cleo Bethea, Jr., and wife Earnestine of Chicago, IL; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cleo Bethea, Sr.; his mother, Willie Lee Woods; his step-mother, Lela Bell Bethea; and one sister, Gennie Mae Conley.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Davis Memorial C.O.G.I.C. with Rev. Murlee Carter officiating. Pallbearers are members of Exodus Lodge #403. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net
Allen "Rabbit" Martin, 90, of Crossett died at his home on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Born on May 13, 1924, in Lacey to the late Gill Martin and Estelle McClain Martin, he fought in World War II with the Army's 276th Engineer Combat Battalion. He retired after 43 years as a boiler operator for Georgia Pacific. He was also a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Crossett and loved to hunt and fish.
He is survived by one daughter, Linda Riles and husband Rick of Crossett; two grandsons, DeWayne Carter and Neil Riles and wife Jennifer of Mansfield, Texas; six great-randchildren Aaron Carter of Crossett, Kaitlyn Carter of Charleston, Brady Riles and Sheridan Riles of Mansfield, Texas, Theo Smith of Calion and Crockett Smith of Strong; one great-great- grandson, Jesse Smith of Strong; three sisters, Ella Ouita Spears and husband Bill of Camden, Ruth Potts and husband Bill of Texas, and Shirley Robinson of Texas; and two brothers, Travis and LaVert Martin of Texas. He was preceded in death by a son, Bill "Row" Martin; five brothers, Quinton, Bill, Luther, Vance and LaDon Martin; and one sister, Gerildean Martin Long.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bros. Eric Hodge and Travis Roberts officiating, followed by burial at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Theo Smith, Glenn Robinson, Richard Edwards, John Hall, Johnny Craig, and Jim Dixon.
Memorials may be made to Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1533 Hwy 52 W, Crossett, AR 71635. Online guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.
Paula Lee Noble
Paula Lee Neil Noble, 61, of Crossett died on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Born on April 21, 1953, in Oakland, CA, to Kenneth and Bonnie Watts Neil, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett and worked with the youths of the church and community and also enjoyed bowling
Survivors include her husband of 42½ years, Charles Noble of Crossett; one son, Jonathan Noble and wife Mylena of Prairie Grove; her mother, Bonnie Neil of Crossett; one brother, Kenneth Neil of Broken Arrow, OK; one sister, Cathy Rakoczy of Huntsville, TX; and three grandchildren, John Charles Noble, Riley Masters and Brooks Noble. She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at First Baptist Church of Crossett with Bro. Jamie Staley officiating. Pallbearers were Wes McCormick, Matt Cantley, John Charles Noble, Mason Thomas, Matthew Allen and Michael Rakoczy. 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 Gideons International, P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635 or First Baptist Church Missions, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.
Jody Mack Quimby
Jody Mack Quimby, 68, of Crossett died Friday, March 6, 2015. at his residence. He was a native of Pittsburg, PA, lived in El Dorado for ten years and had lived in Crossett for the past 34 years. He was a retired printing supervisor for Bemis Bag Company, a Baptist, and was an U. S. Navy veteran, serving his country during the Vietnam Conflict. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.
Survivors include two sons, Jody Mack Quimby, Jr., of Hermitage and David Quimby and wife Nikki of Crossett; five grandchildren, Zachary, William, Michael and Dillon Quimby and Madison Burton; and a host of other family, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jo Gibbs Quimby, and his parents, Gradie and Reba Foster Quimby
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Rath officiating. Pallbearers were Cory Atkins, Pete Griffis, Richard Waltman, Kim Carter, Jimmy Campbell and James Rives. Burial followed in the Rolfe Chaple Cemetery.
Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Bonnie Summers, 67, of Hamburg died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at her residence. A native of Boydell and a resident of Hamburg for the past 50 years, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Crossett.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Charles Summers; a son, Mark Summers; a daughter, Nicole Cannon, all of Hamburg; two sisters, Shirley Edwards of Hamburg and Louise Edwards of Springhill, LA; five grandchildren, Stephen Summers, Rainey Martin and husband Matt, Tanner Summers and Jacob and Bailey Cannon; three great-grandchildren, Alexa Martin, Bruin Martin and Emersyn Cannon; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Berley and Leona Trantham, and ten brothers and sisters.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.
Nancy Edwards Williamson
Nancy Carol Edwards Williamson, 60, of Montrose died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Montrose for many years, she was the owner of the Little Pig Restaurant in Montrose and the former owner of the Little Pig Restaurant in Hamburg. She also worked at the Dairy Queen in Lake Village for 17 years and was a member of the Lighthouse Family Church in Hamburg.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Gary Williamson of Montrose; two sons, Jamie Edwards and wife Tammy of Montrose and Ronnie Edwards and wife Amy of Snyder; a stepson, Scotty Williamson of Crossett; a stepdaughter, Bridget Williams of Crossett; six brothers, Jerry Edwards, Jr., of Minden, LA, Terry Edwards of Shongaloo, LA, Kenneth Edwards of Hamburg, Robert Edwards and John Edwards of Snyder and Eddie Edwards of Dermott; two sisters, Linda Roberts of Hamburg and Jeanette Hutchinson of Tillar; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Hazel Perry Edwards; a brother, Martin Don Edwards; and two sisters, Annette Jones Lancey and Rebecca Brake.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Bros. Ronnie Garrett and John Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers are Donnie Edwards, Carlton Edwards, Dale Etheridge, Gene Cupit, Dale Caine and Taylor Spaulding.
Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Keith Ladd, 186 Ashley Road 121, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.