Odis Freeman, 69, of Snyder, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at his residence. He was a native of Sparta, Tenn., and a resident of Snyder for the past 20 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam era. He worked many jobs but loved being a shrimp boat captain.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicky Allgood in 2010; one grandson, John Allgood in 2007; his parents, Charlie and Beulah Manus Parish; and two brothers, Garry and Sam Parish.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Miles Freeman of Snyder; three daughters, Lisa Drost of Snyder, Frances Toole and husband, Andrew, of Mulberry, Fla., and Samantha Bonnett and husband, Eric, of Conway; one brother, Charles Parish and wife, Cindy, of Plant City, Fla.; four granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Andy Connard officiating. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery. Pallbearers were Andrew Toole, Bobby Johnson, Randall Johnson, Mike Drost, Mike Henderson, Chris Hammon and Eric Bonnett.
Memorials may be made to Montrose Cemetery Association, c/o Angie Lynn, 329 Lynn Road, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Curtis Waymon Graham
Curtis Waymon Graham, 75, of Hamburg, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his residence in the Pine Hill Community. He was a native and lifelong resident of Fountain Hill and Ashley County. He retired from Arkansas State Highway Department in 2006 after 40 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Erlene Graham in 2006; his parents, Coy and Mary Burch Graham; one sister, Martha Louise Graham; and two brothers, Bobby Ray Graham Sr. and Gerald Lynn Graham.
He is survived by two sons, Bradley Graham of Hamburg and Ray Wesson of Fountain Hill; two daughters, Marlene Curry of Hamburg and Christy Brazier of Felsenthal; one brother, Jimmy Lloyd Graham of Port Verde, Mexico; two sisters, Dianne Yelvington of Drasco and Barbara Jean Stout of Bebee; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Gregory officiating. Burial was in Flat Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Glen Graham, Bobby Graham Jr., Tommy Clark, Frank Wesson, Ronnie Wesson and Andy Tanksley. Honorary pallbearers were Gregory Barfield, Dewayne Collier and Brandon Collier. Memorials may be made to Flat Creek Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Curtis Waymon Graham
Lance Taylor Brantley
Lance Taylor Brantley, age 37, of Crossett died April 4, 2016. He was born Nov. 1, 1978 in Crossett and was an electrician working at the plywood mill.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Stephenson Carter.
Survivors include his father, Travis W. Brantley (Julie) of Cabot; a brother, Tanner Dickerson (Angie) of El Paso, Texas; grandfathers, Travis F. Brantley and Dewey “Slim” Stephenson, both of Crossett; a sister, Candice Cochran (D.B.) and a brother, Dylan Brantley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 8 at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Interment followed in Simms Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Greg Brantley, 54, of Crossett, died at his home Saturday, April 9, 2016. He was born Oct. 6, 1960, to Grady and Nell Brantley and lived in Crossett the majority of his life. Along with helping out with his family’s dry cleaning business, he also worked several years as an Ashley County deputy sheriff and a private detective in Dallas, Texas.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Nicole Brantley.
His survivors include his wife, Vanessa Forrest Brantley~ one daughter, Sybrina Brantley~ his parents~ one sister, Donna Odom and husband Robert, all of Crossett~ one brother, Jeff Brantley and wife Brenda of Dallas~ and one granddaughter.
A graveside service was to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 in Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Baptist Health Medical Center.
Plez Anthony Rance Jr.
Plez Anthony Rance Jr., 80 of White Hall, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at White Hall Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was a native of Crossett, a retiree of the U.S. Army and a member of the Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Crossett.
He was preceded in death by his parents Plez and Elener Scales-Rance; two brothers, Willie Ed and George Rance; and three sisters, Ollie Mae Rance, Margaret Deloney and Annie Mae Tharpe.
He is survived by one son, Plez Rance III, wife Michelle of Leonardtown, Md.; three daughters, Wanda McQueen, husband Michael of Atlanta, Ga., Pierette Walton, husband Kevin, and Natasha Rance, all of Glen Burnie, Md.; stepchildren, Deborah Collins of Dallas, Texas, and John Pegram, wife Carol of Petersburg, Va.; one brother, Donald Rance, wife Sue of San Leandro, Calif.; one sister, Abbie Cone, husband Charles of Pine Bluff; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14 at Gates Chapel AME Church with Rev. Harold Wright officiating. Pallbearers are his nephews. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. of Hamburg.
Plez Anthony Rance Jr.