Alan Autry

Alan Dale Autry

Alan Dale Autry, 57, of Crossett, died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock.

He was born in Clinton April 30, 1959 and worked for 27 years as a department manager for Wal-Mart.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delmar Ray Autry.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sheila Autry of Crossett; two daughters, Angela Gail Setzer and husband Troy of Dallas, Texas, and Charity Faith Langston of Crossett; one son, Joshua Alan Autry of Crossett; his mother, Leah Autry Shows of Rosenberg, Texas; two brothers, Steven Ray Autry of Greeley, Colo., and Michael Lee Autry of Rosenberg; two sisters, Robin Renee Autry of Rosenberg and Rhonda Gail Miller and husband Tracy of Santa Monica, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at First United Pentecostal Church in Crossett with Bro. Larry Hickman and Bro. Jay Emerson officiating, followed by burial in Extra Community Cemetery in Hamburg under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jerry Walton, Doyle Walton, Dwayne Miles, Jerry Forman,

John Forman, Guy Gonzales and Mike Mills. Honorary pallbearers were Freddy Hipp and Chris Bronson.


John Barker

John Patrick Barker, 20, died March 30, 2017, in San Francisco from a traumatic brain injury following a skateboarding accident.

He was born Feb. 24, 1997, in Little Rock, the youngest child of Patty and Matt Barker.

In 2015 he graduated from Little Rock Central High School with honors as a member of the Cum Laude Society and the National Honor Society and received an academic scholarship to attend the University of San Francisco, where he was pursuing a business degree at the time of his death.

He was an active member of First United Methodist Church where he participated in a wide range of church-sponsored activities including overnight church lock-ins, the Quapaw Quarter breakfast program, and youth choir. He attended Ozark Mission Project multiple times.

He lettered in varsity soccer three times at Central High School.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bill Bowen, and his paternal grandfather, Jim Barker.

He is survived by his parents, Patty and Matt Barker of Little Rock; his maternal grandmother, Connie Bowen; his paternal grandmother, Mary Barker; and his siblings, Mary Katherine, Henry, and Will and Lauren Barker.

His service will be at First United Methodist Church in Little Rock at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8 with the Rev. David Freeman officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service at First United Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the John Barker Helmet Advocacy and Injury Prevention Fund at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Center.


Rosey Barnett

Rosey W. Barnett

Rosey W. “Luba” Barnett, 94, died March 17, 2017 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

She was born March 9, 1923 and was a former resident of Crossett, Perdido Key, Ala., and the Daytona Beach, Fla., area where she joined White Chapel Church of God and volunteered with the thrift store ministry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Agnes Matchniff, and her siblings.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol (Melvin) Robinson of Daytona Beach and Patti (Clay) Claire of Tampa, Fla.; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia.


Samuel Cobb

Samuel Cobb

Samuel Cobb, age 74, of Crossett, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Ashley County Medical Center. He was a native of Parkdale but lived in Oakland, Calif., for a number of years and was a resident of Hamburg for the past 19 years. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Francis Armistead Cobb; one brother, Charlie Cobbs Jr.; and two sisters, Mary Lou Simmons and Sue Cobb.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth Miller Cobb; two sons, Samuel Cobbs Jr. of  Oakland and Johnny Miller of Pine Bluff; one sister, Mary Lee Cobb of Oakland; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie R. Taylor officiating.

Pallbearers are Kelvin Oats, Larry Miller Jr., Phillip Brock, Keith Miller, McCord Franklin, and Jesse Pom.

Burial will be in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.


Ander Fleming

Ander LaDon Fleming

Ander LaDon Fleming, 69, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Central Arkansas Veteran’s Healthcare Center in Little Rock.

He was a native of Crossett and a resident of Hamburg since 1978. He graduated from Crossett High School in 1965. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation Paper Mill for 30 years and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jackson and Jewel Maxwell Fleming; four sisters, Norma Jean Fleming, Frances Deal, Verda Mae Jenkins and Redell Anders; and three grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Brenda Dean Fleming; two sons, Christopher LaDon Fleming and Clint Fleming and wife, Candi; one sister, Glenda Henderson and husband, J.C., all of Hamburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 1 at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Craig Chain officiating. Burial was in Unity Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Don Paul Fleming, Tom McLemore, Lee Bufkin, Randy Deal, Drew Fleming, Blake Fleming and Aaron Watt.

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


Marilyn McGovern

Marilyn McGovern, 75, of Idabel, Okla., died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Texarkana, Texas.

She was born March 24, 1941 in Stuttgart and was a member of First Christian Church of Idabel and of Haworth Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Eunice Bowen Scroggins; her husband, Clovis McGovern; and her infant son.

Survivors include one son, Mark and Betty McGovern of Pleasant Hill, Okla., one daughter, Julie and Michael Birdsong of Idabel; one stepdaughter, Carla and Danny Daniels of Tishomingo, Okla.; one brother, Ronnie and Nancy Scroggins of Hamburg; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at White Family Chapel in Idabel with Hershel Rogers officiating. Burial followed in Denison Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dan Wilson, Donald Ray, Mel Butler, Jerry Ellis, Randall Coffman, Tim Ragland, John DeWitt, and Gary Brock.


Danny Moyers

Danny Moyers

Danny Moyers, 78, of Crossett, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. He was a native of Snyder and a resident of Crossett for the past 53 years. He graduated from Portland High School in 1956 and from University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1959. He worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation Paper Mill for over 40 years.

He was a Crossett volunteer fireman for 26 years and an auxiliary deputy with Ashley County Sheriff’s Department for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezell and Beulah Oswalt Moyers.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Leada Sadler Moyers; two sons, George Moyers and wife, Tommie, and Bill Moyers and wife, Karen, all of Crossett; one brother, Tommy Moyers of Portland; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 31 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jamie Staley officiating. Burial was in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Matthew Moyers, Alan Bickford, Jared Bickford, Elton Dumas, Greg Moyers and Trey Moyers.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Claude Spainhour Men’s Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or to Gideon’s International, PO Box 83, Crossett, AR  71635. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


Climmie Palumbo

Climmie Cunningham Palumbo

Climmie Cunningham Palumbo, 84, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Crossett Rehabilitation and Health Center. She was a native of Ashley County, a resident of the Judson community outside of Hamburg for many years and a former resident of Chicago, Ill., for 12 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Judson Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack A. Palumbo; her parents, Tommy and Viola Owens Cunningham; and three brothers, Morris Cunningham, Don Cunningham and C.B. Cunningham.

She is survived by one brother, Robbie Cunningham of Hamburg; and five sisters, Pauline McNeice of Crossett, and Connie Vanhook, Marcille Hill, Madie Carpenter and Austoline Croswell all of Hamburg.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Friday, March 24 at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Willie Thornhill and Bro. James Morris officiating. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her nephews, Glen McNeice, Jerry Pilgrim, Tommy Pilgrim, Steve Cunningham, David Cunningham, Keith Cunningham, James Cunningham, Dennis Carpenter, Mike Croswell, Donald Barnett, Joe McNeice, Charles McNeice and Randy McNeice.

Memorials may be made to Judson Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Dennis Cox, 2512 HWY 425 North, Hamburg, AR  71646.

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


Rosie Lee Ridgel

Funeral service for Rosie Lee Ridgel, age 77, of Dermott and formerly of St. Louis, Mo., was held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Rickey Lattimore and Rev. Michael Wolfe officiating.

She died Thursday, March 23 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

She leaves as survivors two daughters, Kiwana Horton Jones and Linda Ridgel Harris of St. Louis; three brothers, John Ridgel of Illinois, Fred Ridgel of Winchester, and Richard Ridgel of Little Rock; three sisters, Laura Hampton of Portland, and Bernice Polite and Juanita Ridgel of Dermott; and four grandchildren.

Burial was in Holly Grove Cemetery in Portland. Services were entrusted to Dillard Funeral Home.


Mary Rosen

Mary Rosen

Mary Alice Williamson Rosen, 84, of Redding, Calif., died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Oak River Rehabilitation Center in Anderson, Calif.

She was a native of Hamburg and a 1951 graduate of Hamburg High School. After moving to Redding she joined Beacon Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Williamson and Ora Judkins Williamson; her husband, Benjamin Rosen; her son, George Ellis Coulter; and three brothers, John David Willamson, Homer Williamson, and Jerry Williamson.

She is survived by one brother, Don Williamson of Pine Bluff; two sisters, Ephie Savage of Crossett and Judy Etheridge of Hot Springs; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 8 at Beacon Missionary Baptist Church in Redding.


Bernetta Wofford

Bernetta LaJoy Wofford

Bernetta LaJoy Wofford, age 88, of Crossett, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Richard Townsell Sr., and second husband, Rev. Hallie M. Wofford; two sisters, Alverta Griffin and Bernice Scott; and two brothers, Noelton Simpson and Charles Simpson.

She leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Wayne Simpson (Yvonne) of Palmdale, Calif., and Richard Townsell (Deanna) of Lake View Terrace, Calif.; two daughters, Sheri Moore (Charles) of Crossett and Linda Hairston (Michael) of Van Nuys, Calif.; one brother, Leondras Simpson (Elaine) of Crossett; one sister, Earlene Pace (Earnest) of, Shepherd, Texas; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse L. Radford Jr. officiating.

Pallbearers were Michael Williams, Kahmron Hymes, Curtis Harris, Richard Townsell III, Chadwick Sims, and Chuck Brown. Honorary pallbearers were members of New Bethel Baptist Church Mission Ministry and the women’s Sunday school class.

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