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Shirley Anne Outlaw

Shirley Anne Outlaw, age 64, of Crossett, died Feb. 24, 2016 at Ashley County Medical Center. She was born April 10, 1951 in Warren to her parents, the late Wilton Harbor and Icie Farrar Dye. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Travis Lewis, Donald Wayne Lewis, and Gene Lewis, and one sister, Barbara Porter.

Survivors include her husband, Waylon Outlaw; two sons, Chip McMahan and fiancé Rachel Dorsey and Jonathan Heath King and Amanda Johnston; one daughter, Tammy Watt, all of Crossett; one sister, Opal McRae of Texas; 14 grandchildren and one on the way and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Dale D. Caldwell

Dale D. Caldwell, 90, of Douglass, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was born in Columbus, June 2, 1925, to the late Robert Caldwell and Mary Jane Dyer Caldwell. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at Douglass First Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Arnold officiating. Graveside services were Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park in Crossett.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Coons Caldwell; daughter, Margaret Caldwell Timme and husband, Steve; son, Roger Caldwell and wife, Judy; step-sons, Jerry Davis and wife, Teresa, and James Davis and wife, Seletia; step-daughter, DiAnna Baker and husband, Keith; four natural grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wavis Acuff Caldwell, and grandson, Christopher Timme.

Pallbearers were Matthew Timme, Kaleb Antley, Joshua Baker, Luke Baker, Roman Perez, and Austin Perez.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231; American Cancer Society, 3623 Buckingham, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75964; or a charity of one’s choice.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

William Henry Pamplin

William Henry Pamplin, 63, of Crossett, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at Ashley County Medical Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1953 to Frank and Johnnie Pamplin in Montrose. He worked for 18 years as a truck driver before retiring.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnnie Frank Pamplin, Roger Dale Pamplin, and Robert Edward Pamplin.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Belva Ann Parrott Pamplin~ three daughters, Michelle Spears of Wrightsville, Lori Pamplin of Monticello, and Sherry Carter and husband Ken of Clarksville~ one son, William Pamplin and wife Kayleigh of Hartman~ one step-son, Carl Harrington of Crossett~ one step-daughter, Kimberly Ballew and husband Michael of Crossett~ three sisters, Earline Tabor and husband Jimmy of Thibodaux, La., Betty Sue Ward and husband Butch of Hope, and Mary Helen Walters and husband Sammy of Hamburg~ two brothers, Harvey Pamplin and wife Margie and Wayne Pamplin and wife Martha also of Hamburg~ 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29 at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

John Deal Taylor

John Deal Taylor, 81, of Zachary, La., died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, in Houston, Texas, after a short illness. He was born July 15, 1934, in Monticello, the only son of the late John Guice Taylor and Mary Willean Deal Taylor.

On July 18, 1959, he married Nancy Marie Gunnell in Crossett. He attended Arkansas A&M (now University of Arkansas at Monticello), and served in the Arkansas National Guard, United States Army, and the United States Army Reserve. He worked in human resources and industrial safety for Ashley Drew & Northern Railway in Crossett; Georgia Pacific Corporation in Crossett, Urania, La., New Waverly, Texas, and Port Hudson, La.; Payne & Keller Company in Baton Rouge; and Jacobs Engineering Group/JE Merit Constructors in Baton Rouge. He had lived in Zachary for the past 44 years where he was active in civic and charitable causes including Zachary Sausage Festival, Foundation to Assist Zachary Education, Z-Fest, and the creation of Zachary Community School System. At the time of his death he was serving as a BREC Commissioner and an organizing member of Zachary Regional Veterans Park Association.

He taught Sunday school for First Baptist Church of Zachary adult 8 class for the past 20 years and participated in mission trips to Nicaragua, Thailand, and several other domestic locations.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy; son, Andy Taylor, and his wife, Mona; daughter, Sandy Davis, and her husband, Danny; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A celebration of his life was led by Rev. Stephen Byrd on Saturday, Feb. 20, at First Baptist Church of Zachary. A graveside service was held Sunday, Feb. 21, at Shiloh United Methodist Church and Cemetery in Crocketts Bluff.

Pallbearers for the Zachary service were Billy Fisher, Greg McDougall, W.C. Shaw, Allen Willcutt, Frank Ragsdale, and Harry Breeden. Pallbearers for the Shiloh service were Larry Gunnell, Doug Gunnell, Drew Davis, Dustin Harris, Clay Taylor, and Sam Taylor.

Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Zachary Regional Veterans Park at http://www.regionalveteranspark.org/donate-now/.

Ethel Lee Pippen

Ethel Lee Pippen, 92 of Hamburg, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a native of Jones, La., a resident of Hamburg for the past 75 years, a homemaker, and a member of Soldiers Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Clyde Pippen; one daughter, Dorothy Rena Pippen; and her parents, Walter and Emma Williams-Harris.

She is survived by six sons, Billy Clyde Pippen, wife Delois of Hamburg, Carl Pippen, wife Glenda of Houston, Texas, Ronnie Pippen and Jimmy Pippen, both of Hamburg, Donald Pippen, wife Paula of Wilmar, and Scottie Pippen, wife Larsa of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five daughters, Barbara Kendricks of Chicago, Ill., Faye Tucker, husband Clarence of Hamburg, Raye Robinson of Hamburg, Sharon Pippen of Fort Lauderdale, and Kimberly Pippen of Hamburg; one sister, Dorothy Newson of Los Angeles, Calif.; 28 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 2 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Gwain Hammock and Rev. O. Jerome Green officiating. Pallbearers are Earnest “Pete” Jacob, Gary Williamson, John Ware, Lee Troy Ware, Walter Jenkins, and Lee Nimmer. Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons. Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. of Hamburg.

Katherine Denise Langstaff-Hill

Katherine Denise Langstaff-Hill, 40, died Feb. 22. She was born Dec. 17, 1975, in Crossett to Ollie Marie Williams Langstaff and Roy B. Langstaff Sr.

She was a 1994 graduate of Crossett High School where she was a member of Future Business Leaders of America and Kantori Choir. She attended University of Arkansas at Monticello before receiving a bachelor’s degree in social work from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

She previously worked as a doctor’s assistant and was employed as a real estate agent in El Paso, Texas. She was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Kanesha Hill of Nacogdoches, Texas; one son, Rodney Hill Jr. of Waco, Texas; her parents; two siblings, Roy B. Langstaff Jr. and Kimberly Langstaff of Crossett; and her fiancé, Stephen Lee Johns of El Paso, Texas.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Will Langstaff Jr. officiating.

Jim Bob Rogers

Mr. Jim Bob Rogers, 83, of Crossett died Monday, February 22, 2016. Born August 19, 1932 to Rufus and Ollie Rogers of Groveton, Texas. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving four years in Korea. He was a certified Machinist and Machine Shop Manager for sixty years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and Dominoes Champion who loved telling stories and jokes.

Survivors are his wife, Donna Rogers of Crossett; a son, Jim Bob Rogers of Nacgodoches, Texas; two daughters, Pat Orr of Crossett, and Sue Gilmore of Houston, Texas; two stepchildren, Doug Parker and wife, Kellie of Morrilton, and Greg Parker and wife, Mary Ann of Little Rock; three sisters; Lela Self of Huntington, Texas; Eunice Norsworthy of Lufkin, Texas; Amanda Doyle of Groveton, Texas; one brother, Coy Rogers of Groveton, Texas; six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Services to be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 26, 2016 at Ross Vaness Baptist Church on Highway 8 between Parkdale and Eudora with Pastor Kenneth Watt officiation.

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