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Kenneth Lamar Johnson

Kenneth Lamar Johnson, 68, of Greenbrier, died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 7, 1947, in Crossett, to the late Robert and Irene Johnson.

He served most of his life as a Baptist minister and retired in 2014 after serving for 38 years as a pastor in Michigan, Louisiana, Indiana and Arkansas. He also participated in short-term domestic and international missions.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Deannie Johnson; one son, Robin Johnson and wife, Pamela, all of Greenbrier; one daughter,

Kimberly Webb and husband, Michael, of Arlington, Texas; one sister, Peggy Hodge and husband, Tommy, of Monroe, La.; and five grandchildren

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at Magnolia Baptist Church with Rev. Jody Gannaway and Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers were Ashton Johnson, Jonathan Webb, Aaron Webb, Michael Webb, Robin Johnson and Brian Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Marvin Colvin, Harvey Gilliam, Sonny Streeter, Greg Gwin and Blain Graham.

Memorials may be made to Pilots for Patients, 3127 Mercedes Drive, Monroe, LA 71201.

Leona Cocoquille Estell Wagner Poplin

Leona Cocoquille Estell Wagner Poplin, 93, of Crossett, died Sunday, June 5, 2016. She was a native of Monticello and former resident of Dumas, McGehee and Crossett.

She and her husband owned Poplin's Mobile Home Park on 5th Street in McGehee for 40 years and she was a homemaker. She attended First Assembly of God Churches in McGehee and Crossett and she was a Gideon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Poplin; one son, Calvin Lewis Poplin; her parents, Joseph and Ella Rector Wagner; and four brothers, William, Joe Jr., Sidney and Cecil Wagner.

Survivors include four children, G. Evelyn Hammond and husband, Terry, of Elsberry, Mo., Jerry O. Poplin and wife, Martha, of Cabot, B. Gail Burchfield and husband, Buddy, and Theresa D. Allison, all of Crossett; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 6 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Toby Austin officiating.

Burial was in McGehee Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Bill Allison, Brad Burchfield, Kevin Poplin, Chris Poplin, Bryan Allen, River Johnson and Bryson Allen.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205 or to Gideon’s International, PO Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

Erma Bell Bolin

Erma Bell Bolin, 95, of Crossett, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Pillars Assisted Living Center in Crossett. She was a native of Hector, a resident of Crossett for the past 46 years and a former resident of Parkdale. She and her late husband owned and operated Empire Grocery outside of Parkdale and Fairview Grocery in Crossett for many years. She was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Barney Bell and James Haskel Bolin; one infant son, David Lee Bell; her parents, William Robert and Fatima Mainord McCuin; six brothers and eight sisters.

She is survived by one son, Billy Bell and wife, Ann; one daughter, Eunice Hartley; three grandsons; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at Cloverdale Assembly of God Church with Bro. Al Womack and Josh Hartley officiating. Burial was in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Sam Curran, Doug Piker, Charles Berryman, Ronnie McDonald, Carlton Maxwell and Kenneth Knight.

Honorary pallbearers were Dean Hagood and Ed Crouch. Memorials may be made to Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, 132 Ashley Road 15, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

Jessie Griggs Jr.

Jessie Griggs Jr., 86 of Hamburg, died Monday, May 30, 2016 at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville, Miss. He was a native of Newton, La., a resident of Hamburg for the past 56 years and a retired timber worker.

He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Griggs; and his parents, Jessie and Easter Griggs.

He is survived by five sons, Carson Griggs, wife Barbara of Little Rock, Darrell Griggs of Orlando, Fla., Colvita Griggs, wife Yolanda of Arlington, Texas, and George Griggs and Leo Griggs, both of Eudora; seven daughters, Clemenstine Johnson, husband Ronnie and Gale Griggs, all of Eudora, Nancy Griggs of Lake Village, Agnes Gibbs of Dallas, Texas, Regina Griggs of Monticello, Evangeline McMillian of Douglas, Ga., and Naomi Hurst, husband Randy of Chicago, Ill.; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at Cromwell Funeral Home Chapel.

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