Gloria Bell Schoonover
Gloria Bell Schoonover, 68, of Huttig, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Crossett Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Neelyville, Mo., on March 20, 1948, but lived most of her life in Huttig. She was a member of Litroe Baptist where she was a Sunday school teacher. She worked for nearly 20 years as an account analyst for Centurylink.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Warren Greenfield and Dorothy Malone Greenfield; her husband, Michael W. Schoonover; and one sister, Mitzi E. Carpenter.
She is survived by two daughters, Sondra Hamilton of Crossett and Brittney Gathright and husband Jared of Edmond, Okla.; one son, Wayne Schoonover of Huttig; one sister, Brenda K. McHenry and husband Allen of Griffin, Ga.; one brother, Michael Greenfield of Sadie, La.; and five grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 in Union Cemetery in Marion, La., with Bro. Lloyd Townsend officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
Services were entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.
Bonnie Mae Gordon
Bonnie Mae Gordon, 74, of Crossett, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at her residence. She was born on Feb. 9, 1942, in Mountain Pine. She worked several years at the garment factory and later was manager of Subway and then assistant manager of Sav a lot Food Store.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence David Wagley; her mother, Audie Self Jeffress; and one brother, Waymond Wagley.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Gale Gordon of Crossett; two daughters, Terri Cheek and husband Roger of Murfreesboro and Jerri Hagood and husband Donnie of Crossett; one son, Gary Buck and wife Karla of Hot Springs; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at First Freewill Baptist Church, 1301 Mimosa St. in Crossett, with Bro. John Baker officiating. Burial followed in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jeffery Buck, Dominick Williams, T.J. Watt, Justin Cheek, Jonathon Cheek, and Donald Hagood. Honorary pallbearers were Marty and Ann Phillips, Tommy and Phyllis Cook, Shirley Cooper, Dr. Garcia, and the nursing staff at ACMC and Hospice Homecare.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Louise Sydoriak, 94, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg since 1943. She was a homemaker and member of Hamburg First Baptist Church and Home Extension Club. She also took care of Hamburg children in her home for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Sydoriak; one grandson, Eric Sydoriak; her parents, Lewis and Maggie Brown McNeice; one sister, Mae McNeice Gardner; and five brothers, Bennie McNeice, Odell McNeice, Vernon McNeice, Ray McNeice and Bill McNeice.
She is survived by one daughter, Diane Sydoriak of Little Rock; two sons, Michael Sydoriak and wife, Christine, of Oakton, Va., and Danny Sydoriak and wife, Gayla, of Crossett; two brothers, Lavelle McNeice and wife, Marie, of Lockesburg and Clifton McNeice and wife, Betty, of Denton, Texas; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. A private burial was to be in Pinewood Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Thomas Richard "Joe" Martin
Thomas Richard "Joe" Martin, 75, of Hamburg, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg. He was the owner of J&P Construction Company and J&P Quick Lube. He was a former member of Hamburg Fire Department for 13 years, and he was a member of Martinville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Haywood "Woodie" and Dorothy Callaway Martin; and one brother, Jimmy Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pat Edwards Martin; two daughters, Bobbie Jo Martin and Donna C. Knight and husband, Mike, all of Hamburg; four brothers, James "Sonny" Martin and wife, Charlene, of Crossett, Freddie Martin and wife, Joy, Bobby Martin and wife, Sylvia, and Randy Martin and wife, Lacey; three sisters, Dorothy Savage and husband, Bo, Gladys Gulledge and husband, Rev. Edward, and Judy Bates and husband, Gene; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Martinville Baptist Church with Bro. Ryan McRae and Bro. Edward Gulledge officiating. Burial was in Hamburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brad Martin, Neil Martin, Brian Martin, Billy Ray Edwards Jr., Sky Martin, Caleb Martin, Nick Martin and John Martin.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnny William Pierce, James Thompson, James Jay Martin, John H. Martin, Billy Ray Edwards Sr., Johnny Edwards and Clyde Edwards Jr.
Memorials may be made to Martinville Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Barry Savage, 129 Wright Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Cathy Gray, 57, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a native of Crossett; a resident of Hamburg since 1996 and a former resident of El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Crossett High School in 1977 and was a certified nurse’s assistant and member of Southside Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Herman Smith and Patricia Claire Hanson Smith.
She is survived by two sons, Chad Gray and Brad Gray, both of Hamburg; two daughters, Tara Lynn Thomas of Grandbury, Texas, and Jessica Brewbaker of Rota, Spain; two brothers, Charles Herman Smith Jr. of El Paso, Texas, and Kevin Smith of Lake Village; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 in Mt. Olive Cemetery with Rev. Tim Chennault officiating.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Supt. Foster Lee Winston
Supt. Foster Lee Winston, age 60, of Bastrop, La., died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at his residence. He was a native of Mer Rouge, La., a preacher for 29 years, a retired forklift driver for 40 years at Georgia Pacific paper mill and a member of Greater First Church of God in Christ in Bastrop.
He was the former pastor of Winston Temple No. 1 COGIC in Bastrop, Winston Temple No. 2 COGIC in Farmerville, and South Bastrop Church of Holiness in Bastrop.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vest and Bessie Mae Mitchell-Winston; one brother, Samuel Winston; and four sisters, Dorothy Winston, Bessie Winston, Jerrie White and Louise Sylvester.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Leslie Gatson-Winston; four daughters, Foslesshia Winston, Tameka Winston, Leslie Winston, and Jerrie Daniels, husband Willie, all of Bastrop; one son, Kenji Thaxton, wife Tiffany of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Supt. Jesse Winston Sr., wife Mona of Bastrop, and Willie Robinson of Compton, Calif.; six sisters, Quentina Flowers, husband K.A, Concetta McNeal, husband Larry, Christine Jones, Jackie Burrell, husband Sherman, Norma Grant, all of Bastrop, and Annie Phillips, husband Howard of Detroit, Mich.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at Greater First COGIC in Bastrop with Bishop Alton Gatlin.
Active pallbearers are Elder Jesse Winston Jr., Pastor Gabriel Winston, Minister Michael Winston, Bro. Seth Gatson Jr., Bro. Albert Johnson and Bro. Colonel Evans.
Honorary pallbearers are Supt. Jesse Winston Sr., Bro. Roosevelt James, Bro. Seth Gatson Sr., Bro. Chris Gatson, Dec. Kenneth Flowers, Bro. Steve Gatson, Bro. Kenji Thaxton and Pastor Larry McNeal.
Burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery in Bastrop under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.