William Floyd “Harbo” Harbison, 62, of Hamburg, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. He was a native and life long resident of Hamburg and graduated from Hamburg High School in 1971. He was a farmer, a drummer and a member of First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Harbison in 1999.
He is survived by one son, Allen Ross and wife, Monica, of Stillwater, Okla.; his mother and step-father, Bettye James Harbison Anderson and Ron Anderson, of Morrilton; and one sister, Bettejo Harbison.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeremy Mills and Allen Ross officiating. Burial was in Hamburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Seth Hill, Chester Huntsman, Darrell Stewart, Ted Richardson, Bryan Watkins and Cody Brooks. Honorary pallbearers were Slik Nickel and Jimbo Ralph. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Mechelle Harris, 58 of Crossett, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in Monroe. She was a native of Lacey, a retired deputy director for Phoenix Youth and Family Services, and a member of Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Leonard and Margaret Hubbard.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Curtis Harris, three sons, Shadrick Wilson (Bernard) and Shadrick Wilson, Jr. “Rocky” both of Crossett, and Bryan Harris of Pine Bluff; one daughter, Natasha Harris of Atlanta, Ga., two brothers, Ronald “BoBo” Hubbard, wife Marilyn of Hamburg and Patrick Hubbard of Norwood, Ma.; two sisters, Alveria “Tiny” Daniels, husband Rev. Ricky of Fountain Hill and Evelyn Simpson, husband Jessie of Hamburg; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at Gates Chapel A.M.E. church with Rev. Harriel White officiating.
Active pallbearers were Larry Rogers, Cornell Brown, Edgar Johnson, Larry Harris, Mike Williams and Freddie Hargraves.
Honorary pallbearers were James Allen, Larry Taylor, Michael Donaldson, Keenan Harris, Cameron Jacobs, Brandon Harris and the stewards and trustees of Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.
Dewayne "Buddy" Jenkins, 83, of Crossett died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Feb. 18, 1932, to Arthur Lee "Tea" and Nellie Carter Jenkins. He was a member of Pine Street Church of Christ and a lifelong resident of Ashley County. He was retired from Georgia-Pacific as a millwright and was the first employee to reach 50 years of services at Georgia Pacific Crossett Paper Mill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Paul Jenkins, Panzie Jenkins, Edward Jenkins, Troy Jenkins, Roy Jenkins and Brutus Jenkins; and four sisters, Fredia Mae Thomas, Erma Lee Jenkins, Lois Marie Rietzell and Jeanette Cox.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janice Pahal Jenkins of Crossett; one son, David Wayne Jenkins of Crossett; one daughter, Lisa Jenkins Reed and husband Alan of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Dennie Jenkins and wife Sybil of Hamburg and Linwood Jenkins and wife Audrey of Crossett; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel in Crossett with Bro. Charles Harris officiating. Burial followed in Crossroads Cemetery.
Boyce Lee Logan
Boyce Lee Logan, 88 of Crossett, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 at her residence. She was a native of Gilbert, La., but was raised in the White Station community in Crossett. She was a former 35 year resident of Oakland, Calif., and was a member of Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Valentine Jefferson; her parents, Cleveland Williams and Cora Matt Stillwell Chatman; one brother, Thomas Chatman; and one sister, Kitty Chatman.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Millard F. Logan; three daughters, Toyce Newton, husband Herman of Crossett, Joyce Johnson of Los Angeles, and Valentine Culberson, husband Eric of Oakland; four grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Harriel D. White officiating. Pallbearers were Marcus Newton, Roderick Newton, Jamaal Williams, Josh Gibbs, Normane Martin, Terrian Keys, Edward Brown and Dwight Johnson. Burial was in Ryles Chapel Cemetery.
William David “Diamond Jim” Reeves, 76, of Crossett, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 at his daughter’s residence. He was a native of Martinville, Va., and a resident of Crossett since 1974. He was veteran of the United States Army and he was an automobile mechanic.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mona Marie Joyce in 2013; his parents, Bill and Hester Keith Reeves; one sister, Rachel Reeves and two brothers, Bobby Reeves and Danny Joyce.
He is survived by one daughter, Stacy Mercer and husband, Ricky, of Crossett; two sons, Shane Reeves of Crossett and Zach Reeves and wife, Justine, of Cabot; one brother, Wayne Joyce of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Strickland of Monroe, La., and Judy Draper and husband, Bobby, of Mayden, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 at the Georgia-Pacific Pavilion. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Marjorie Ott, 93, of Searcy, died Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at the WCMC in Searcy. Born March 28, 1922, in Monroe, Arkansas, she was the daughter of John Thomas Dailey and Anna Lou Wagner Dailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband of 13 years, Charles Carpenter, Jr.; her second husband of 13 years, Claude Ott; one brother, Clyde Dailey; three sisters, Frances Robertson, Eloise Bethel and Eva Horton; one son, Tommy Carpenter; and one grandson, Charles Lawrence Carpenter.
Left to cherish her memory are three children, Diane (Wade) Murphy of Mountain Home, Drew (Gail) Carpenter of Judsonia, Kay (Alan) Russell of Richmond, IN; seven grandchildren, Shay Murphy of Fort Collins, Co., Will Murphy of Portland, Oregon, Lauren (Matt) Brock of Columbus, Ohio, David (Erin) Semeyn of Louisville, KY, and Ashley Semeyn of Richmond, IN, Joshua (April) Carpenter of Jessieville and Justin Carpenter of Portland; and ten great-grandchildren, Reece Murphy, Drew Murphy, Luciana Kathryn Brock, Summer Carpenter, Sutton Carpenter, Kaitlyn Carpenter, Mason Carpenter, Aaron Carpenter, Ben Carpenter and Caden Carpenter.
Mrs. Ott graduated from Brinkley High School in 1940 and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from LRU, now UALR. She taught second grade in the Hamburg Public Schools for many years. She was a dedicated Christian and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Judsonia where she taught the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Mrs. Ott was a true, soft spoken, Southern lady who loved her family, friends, church, and traveling.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 2, 2015, 2:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Judsonia. A graveside service will be held Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m., at the Hamburg Cemetery in Hamburg, Arkansas. Memorials may be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, c/o First Baptist Church, Box 427, Judsonia, Ar 72081. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, Bald Knob Judsonia. http://www.powellfuneralhome.net
William “Butch” Tims III
William “Butch” Roscoe Tims III, age 46, of Montrose died Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. William was born March 9, 1969 in West Memphis, AR. He is the son of William Roscoe Tims, Jr. and Sharlote McCabe Mixon.
He was preceded in death by his step brother, Andy Mixon.
He is survived by one daughter, Brittany Nicole Tims of Little Rock; Brittany’s mother, Jennifer Williams of Crossett; his father, William Roscoe Tims, Jr. and wife, Debbie of Victoria, Mississippi; his mother, Sharlote McCabe Mixon and husband, Bill of Montrose; one sister, Carlene Bertrand of Atoka, Tennessee; one brother, Dentye Tims of Victoria, Mississippi; four step brothers, Franky Mixon, Brad Mixon, Chuck Mixon, and Timothy Kuykendall; four nephews, Darius Tims, Kyle and Hunter Strole, and Charles Bertrand II; and two nieces, Tera Tims, and Lynda Bertrand.
A memorial service was held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 25 at Bishop-King Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Andy Connard officiating. Arrangements were by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.