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Jeff Burns

Jeff Burns, 54, of Montrose died Saturday, March 21, 2015, as the result of an automobile accident. A native of Sacramento, California, and a resident of Montrose for most of his life, he was a member of the Montrose Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, T. J. Burns; a daughter, Candace Rosenbaum, both of Houston, Texas; his father, Earl Burns; a sister, Vickie Mixon and husband Franky, all of Montrose; and three grandchildren, Bradley Rosenbaum, Layla Holst and Payton Holst. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christian Rosenbaum, and his mother, Mary Christine (Cricket) Harbour Burns.

A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Ralph Doss

Ralph Doss, 73, of Hamburg died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Oak Grove and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life, he worked at Georgia-Pacific's tissue mill for 25 years, retiring in 2007, and he was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Glenda Sivils Doss of Hamburg; two sons, Mark Doss and wife Tiffany of Crossett and Chris Doss and wife Hollie of Hamburg; a brother, Elmer Lee Doss of Texas; three sisters, Syble Barnes of Moore, OK, Naomi Barnard of Norman, OK, and Dean Langley of Hamburg; seven grandchildren, Jeffery, Derek and Jacki Doss, Jamie West and husband Tim, Kaleb Carter, Destiny Courson and Bryan Bonnette; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mancy and Adlee Hill Doss; five brothers, R. B., Marion, Bobby, Leo and Durwood Doss; and five sisters, Armetta Holland, Martha Jean Kirkpatrick, Gwendolyn Doss, Jeanette Doss and Maxine Doss.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, March 20, at the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Coby Harper and Eugene Howie officiating. Burial was in the Unity Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Kilcrease, Emmett Wallace, Johnny Huffstetler, Jeff Miller, Ronnie Ware and Wayne Fox.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Home for Children, P. O. Box 427, Monticello, Arkansas 71657 or to Gideons International, P. O. Box 82, Crossett, AR 71635. Arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com.

Mary Irene Fisher

Mary Irene "Rena" Fisher, 71, of Hamburg died on Saturday, March 14, 2014, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. Born on September 16, 1943, she was one of 14 children born to the late Balam and Mary Jacob in Milo. She was a faithful member of the Epistles of God Church of Deliverance where she served on the usher board.

Survivors include three daughters, Eddie Mae Charleston and Tammy Jacob of Hamburg and Carolyn and Willie Stanley of Crossett; four sons, Freddie and Betty Charleston and Tony and Carrie of Crossett, Richard Jacob of Hamburg and Darwin Fisher of New Boston, TX; four sisters, L.V. and Thurman Bradley and Christie Lee Davis of Hamburg, Dorthy Jones of Greenville, MS, and Marine Caristi of Long Beach, CA; 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Lonnie Earl Jacob, Sr., Earnest Jacob, T. H. Jacob, Willie Earl Jacob Sr., George Lee Jacob, Sr., and Bruin Jacob; three sisters, Bernice Robinson, Marie Cason, and Hazel Scott; and one grandson, Christopher Allen Howard.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m Thursday March 19, at the Epistles of God Church of Deliverance. Burial followed in the Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett. Online guest book at www.mitchellmemorial.com.

Pamela Martinez

Pamela Martinez, 62, of Portland died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a native of Stringtown, MS, a homemaker, and a member of Brown Temple Missionary Baptist Church. She was very close to her family and loved children. She is survived by her mother, Melvina "Dollie" Stewart; six brothers, Willie Lancaster and Darnell Lancaster and wife Mary of Montrose, Rev. Walter Lancaster and wife Mary Ann, Eddie Stewart, III, and Albert Stewart and wife Marcella of Portland, and Melvin Stewart and wife Shirleen of Lancaster, CA; two sisters, Ella Frazer and husband Edward of Bastrop, LA, and Susie Rollins and husband Carl of Wilmot; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, loved ones and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Golden Lancaster, and her stepfather, Eddie Stewart, Jr.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Unity Temple C.O.G.I.C. with Rev. Brandon Bolden officiating. Pallbearers were Quincy Spells, Quincy Spells, Jr., Edward Frazier, Jr., John Brown, Larry Robinson and Louis Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Hampton and Larry Butone. Burial was in the Montrose Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.

Ken Taylor, Jr.

Ken Taylor, Jr., 54, of Montrose died Saturday, March 21, 2015, as the result of an automobile accident. A native of West Monroe, LA, a resident of Montrose for the past nine months and a resident of Crossett for several years and Longview, Texas, for many years, he was a truck driver and a member of the Greggton United Methodist Church in Longview, Texas. He is survived by a son, Jeffery Taylor and wife Tia of Crossett; a daughter, Ashley Taylor and fiance Matt Stepherson of College Station, Texas; his parents, Kenneth Taylor, Sr., and Janice Frazier Taylor of Cantonment, FL, formerly of Crossett; two sisters, Rita Harrison and husband David of Cantonment and Amy Beckett and husband Steve of Ozark, MO; four grandchildren, Matthew Taylor, Lucas Taylor, Shannon Bond and Katie Bond. He was preceded in death by a son, Connor Taylor; and his grandparents, J. D. and Laura Mae Frazier and Dalton and Lois Taylor.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, at the First United Methodist Church in Crossett with Rev. Russell Moore officiating. Visitation will follow the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1394 Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, Florida 32514. Arrangements are by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.jones-hartshorn.com,

Edward Lloyd Watson

Edward Lloyd Watson, 75, of Crossett died Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Greenville, MS. Born April 4, 1939, to Rosa Streeter and James L. Watson, Sr., in Crossett, he was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was a former employee of Wal-Mart and Georgia-Pacific and was a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church in Crossett. He is survived by his mother, Rosa Streeter Watson of Crossett; one son, Gregory Watson and wife Angila of Houston, TX; three daughters, Marcia Kidd and husband Gordon of Crossett, LaJoyce James of Crossett and Veronica Watson of Pine Bluff; one brother, Ronald Watson and wife Deloris of Crossett; one sister, Catherine Jones of Youngstown, Ohio; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, along with a host of other relatives, loved ones , and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, James L. Watson Jr.; and one sister, Louise Penn.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Harold White, III, officiating with burial in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the funeral home. Online guest book at www.meddersfuneralhome.com.

Robert E. Weatherly

Robert E. "Bob" Weatherly, 58, of Pell City, Alabama, died Friday, March 23, 2015. He was an industrial hygienist for Concurrent Technologies Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Weatherly; a son, Daniel Weatherly; and two brothers, Richard "Dickie" Weatherly and Jerry Weatherly. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carmen Weatherly.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the chapel of Kilgroe Funeral Home in Pell City with burial at the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville, Alabama. Online guest book at www.kilgroefh.com.

Woodrow Wilson, Jr.

Woodrow "Woody" Wilson, Jr., 66, of Portland died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto, in Southaven, MS. Born July 10, 1948, in Clarksdale, MS, to the late Woodrow Wilson, Sr., and Maxine McCracken Partaine, he worked for Quest Communication for several years and was a Baptist.

Survivors are his wife, Brenda Clark Wilson of Portland; his mother, Maxine McCracken Partaine of Cleveland, MS; a son, Woodrow Wilson, III, of Tupelo, MS; a daughter, Wendy Blake of Southaven; six stepchildren; a brother, Tony; a sister, Shirley, and host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, a stepson, a brother, and a sister.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village with Bro. Marty Tackett officiating. Burial was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clarksdale, MS. See guest book at www.bishopkingfuneralhome.com.

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