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Catherine “Cat” Dukes

Catherine “Cat” Dukes, age 73 of Dermott, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Dermott City Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Allen Dukes; an infant daughter; her mother, Willie B. McCoy; and two sisters, Novella Hicks and Bertha Hullett.

She is survived by two sons, Johnny Lee Dukes (Dedra) of Columbus, Ga., and Tommy Lee Dukes (Iesha) of Denver, Co.; two stepsons, Columbus Henderson of Pine Bluff and Floyd Dukes of Winston Salem, N.C.; three daughters, Barbara Boatner (Jerry) of Dermott, and Willie Mae Dukes and Gloria Dukes, both of Pine Bluff; and one stepdaughter, Ethel Dukes-Cogshell of Pine Bluff; one brother, Jessie McCoy (Shirley) of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters, Shirley King of Kansas City, Kan., and Shirley Ann Collins (David) of Gilbert, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Dermott with Rev. Ricky Lattimore officiating. Pallbearers will be James Danzy, Theroux Danzy, William Freeman, Larry Woods, Johnathan Woods, Edward Moseby Jr., Edward Moseby Jr. III and Loasha Gamble. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Dukes, Tommy Dukes, Antonio Dukes, Mario Frazier and Jessie McCoy.

Burial will be in Portland #2 Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Cromwell Funeral Home.


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Glen Hayes

Glen Hayes, 66, of Montrose, died Saturday, Dec. 16 at his residence. He was a native Dermott, a resident of Montrose for the past 18 years, and a former resident of Lake Village for many years. He was a 1970 graduate of Lakeside High School and was a superintendent for Ideal Construction for 18 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Ruby Griffith Hayes.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Beth Brooks Hayes of Montrose; two sons, Michael Hayes and wife, Tisha, of Lake Village and Bradley Hayes and wife, Felicia of Montrose; four brothers, Johnny Wayne Hayes of Fredonia, Kan., Ricky Hayes of Austin, Texas, Rodney Cockrell of New Athens, Ill., and Tony Hayes of Magnolia; one sister, Tammy Hayes of Ridgeland, Miss.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Phillip Payne officiating. Private burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Montrose Cemetery Association, c/o Rita Chandler, 133 Lynn Road, Portland, AR 71663 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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


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Nathaniel Kidd

Nathaniel Kidd, 81, of Crossett, died Monday, Dec. 11 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 15, 1936, in El Dorado.

He served in the United States Navy and established his own business, the Modern Cleaning Service.

He retired from the United States Postal Service after 42 years of service, was a minister for 30 years, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Rufus Kidd Sr. and Lillie Pearl Kidd; his mother, Cora Lee Dorton Mitchell; and one brother, Rufus J. Kidd Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Velma Burton Kidd of Crossett; five children, Valerie Phillips and husband, John, of Little Rock, Keith Kidd of Springdale, Roderick Kidd and wife, Shandyla, of Crossett, Kendall Kidd of Atlanta, and Lisa Traylor of Calion; three brothers, George S. Kidd and wife, Sedonia, of Dallas, Texas, Gordon V. Kidd and wife, Marcia, of Crossett, and Jesse Mitchell of Oakland, Calif.; six sisters, Lillie P. Kidd, Dorothy J. Kidd, Thelma J. Kidd, and Bonita Kidd, all of El Dorado, Geraldine Brown of Detroit, Mich., and Mary E. Kidd of Harvey, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at Pine Street Church of Christ, 301 Pine Street, Crossett with Pastor John Phillips Jr. officiating, and burial followed in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Keith Kidd, Roderick Kidd, Kendall Kidd, Paul Kimbrough Jr., K. Dwight Burns, and Brannon Kidd.

Honorary pallbearers were his former co-workers at the U. S. post office in Crossett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


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Elsie Mae Pollock

Elsie Mae Pollock, 81, of Hamburg, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at her residence. She was a native of Perry County and a resident of Hamburg for the past 58 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Bastrop, La. She was a former member of Calvary Crusaders.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie R. Pollock; three grandsons, Jamie Pollock, Billy Earl Pollock and Karl Rayburn Pollock; her parents, Rayburn and Elsie Lovitta Moore West; three brothers, James West, Raymond West and Curtis West; and one sister, Peggy DeBlieux.

She is survived by two sons, Ricky Pollock and wife, Dawana, and Karl Ray Pollock, all of Hamburg; two sisters, Irma Coleman and Serita Fulmer, both of Bastrop; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Bro. Allen Eppinette officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery Association, c/o Maedean Shivers, 201 W. Pierce Street, Crossett, AR 71635. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


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Billy Mark Swan

Billy Mark Swan, 59, of Hamburg, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and a 1976 graduate of Hamburg High School. He worked for Crow-Burlingame for 21 years and was an ASE certified parts specialist. He attended Community Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rayford and Addie Louise Norrell Swan; and one sister, Patsy Woods.

He is survived by one brother, Johnny Swan and wife, Glenda, of Hamburg; and three sisters, Linda Maxwell of Crossett, Paula Morris and husband, Bill, of Washington, Penn., and Janet Toon and husband, Ronnie, of Crossett.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Mike Chain officiating. Burial will be in Carlock Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brandon Carpenter, Ryan Carpenter, Steven Morris, John Paul Swett, Jonathan Pannell and Matthew Johnson.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.

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

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Herman Williams

Funeral services for Herman Williams, 80, of Parkdale were at noon Saturday, Dec. 16 at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Knight officiating. He died Dec. 8 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

Survivors include his wife, Freddie Mae Williams of Parkdale; six daughters, Verline Campbell of Parkdale, Mary Irons and Dasie Williams of St. Louis, Mo., Patricia Caldwell of Loughton, Okla., Janice Jolly of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Linda Wyatt of Little Rock; two sons, Leroy Williams of Dermott and Herman Williams Jr. of Midwest City, Okla.; four sisters, Mozelle Dortch of Parkdale, Willie Mae Goodwin of Crossett, Dorothy Wherry of Little Rock, and Clora Ann Easby of St. Louis; 21 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery of Parkdale. Services were entrusted to Dillard Funeral Home.