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Candice Victoria Lanetti Love 

Candice Victoria Lanetti Love, 31, of El Dorado and formerly of Crossett, died July 15, 2016. She was the daughter of Willie Lee Love Jr. and Terri LaNetti Love. She was a 2002 graduate of Crossett High School, attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello and later attended the Crossett School of Cosmetology.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one daughter, Trinity Victoria Gabrielle Love Gilbert of Pine Bluff; one son, Brandon Caleb Love Gilbert of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Joshua Love (Joycelyn) of Monroe, La., and Carl Love of Winston Salem, N.C.; and grandparents, Curtis Gilbert (Sara).

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Willie Lee Love Sr. and George Tolfree Sr.; and grandmothers, Maggie Maryola Wade Jackson and Pearlie Tolefree.

Memorial services were held Saturday, July 23 at Davis Memorial Church with Pastor Hazie Wendell Fields officiating.

Pallbearers were Curtis Gilbert Sr., Curtis Gilbert II, Micah Gilbert, Willie Love Jr., Rodney Wade, and Fred Wade.

Burial was in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Tenant Funeral Home of Rayville, La.

Rosa Lloyd Watson

Rosa Lloyd Watson, age 94, of Crossett, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a retired beautician and a member of Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Crossett. She was a member of Women’s Progressive Club, usher and mother’s board at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Watson; her parents, Lloyd and Florrie Brown-Streeter; one son, Edward Lloyd Watson; one step-son, James L. Watson Jr.; one step-daughter, Louise Penn; seven brothers, Flemon Streeter, Edward Streeter, Morris Streeter, Arthur Streeter, Floyd Streeter, Lonnie Streeter and Eugene Streeter; and two sisters, Vertie Cann and Martha Hays.

She is survived by one son, Ronald Watson, wife Deloris of Crossett; one adopted son, Winford Pugh, wife Joyce of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Catherine Jones of Youngstown, Ohio; one sister, Louisa Brown of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Harriel White officiating.

Pallbearers were Leondras Simpson, Mike Williams, Curtis Boston Jr., Donald Streeter, Larry Moore and Leslie Streeter. Honorary pallbearers were John Michael Streeter, Eddy Streeter, Gordon V. Kidd Sr., Gregory Watson and the Women’s Progressive Club.

Burial was in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Dr. George "Sam" Jones

Dr. George Samuel "Sam" Jones, 79, of Nashville, Tenn., died Aug. 2, 2016 while attending a National Rose Society convention in Hershey, Penn. He was a retired minister of the United Methodist Church. He held a PhD in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in psychology and in divinity. He was active in American Rose Society and West End United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Billy” Jones and Doris Nolley Jones.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Newcome Jones; three daughters, Nan Cowan and husband, Leland, Lucy Gaines and husband, Jeff, and Margaret Moore and husband, Brian; two brothers, Murphy Jones and Cris Jones; two sisters, Charlotte McKiever and Angie Shelton; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 12 noon Friday, Aug. 5 at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville.

Graveside services were at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 in Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Don Nolley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to American Rose Society at www.rose.org or West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203.

Wilbur Benton Seamans

Wilbur Benton Seamans, age 83, of Crossett died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 at Ashley County Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1933. He was an Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He retired as a computer technician for NCR after 30 years of service and was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Benton and Georgia Agatha Farmer Seamans; his wife, Joyce Ann Walker Seamans; one brother, Jack Seamans; one sister, LaDelle Burleson; and one great-grandson, Travis Benton Seamans Gammill.

Survivors include four daughters, Sheila Herron (Wayne) of Crossett, Sandy Gammill (Keith) of Lafayette, La., Sheri Smith of Crossett, and Sonia Sticker (Ed) of Madison, Miss.; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 at Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Ben Sticker and Bro. Carlton White officiating. Burial followed in Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Damion Herron, Rusty Gammill, Keith Gammill Jr., Chris Smith, Ryan Sticker, and Charles Cone Jr.

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