Gloria Jean Duff-Bell
Gloria Jean Duff-Bell, age 73 of Crossett, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at her son’s residence in Lake Village. She was a native of Texarkana, Texas, and a former resident of Chicago, Ill. for 22 years, but and a resident of Crossett for the past 29 years. She was a retired beautician and minister. She was a member of North Crossett Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand “Sonny” Bell; three brothers, Dennis James, Travis Lee and Albert “Mickey” Duff.
She is survived by six sons, Terrian Keys (Gayla) of Lake Village, Alonzo Coleman (Debbie) of Killeen, Texas, Cedric Coleman (Kasandra) of Sterrect, Ala., Trevor Coleman of Augusta, Ga., Ferdinand Bell of Elgin, Ill., and Maurice Bell of California; two daughters, Vivian Scott of Crossett and Linda Johnson (Dean) of Chicago; two brothers, Robert Duff (Brenda) of DeSoto, Texas, and William Duff of Chicago; seven sisters, Lillian LePoole (Leonard), Gail Ward (Samuel), Sylvia Howard, Eugenia Robertson and Patricia Robinson, all of Crossett, Ida Taylor of Euless, Texas, and Aubertta Armistead of Chicago; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
Services are Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Methodist Church with Pastor Robin Allen and Pastor Harriel White officiating.
Pallbearers are Stuart Ballard, Derris Ballard Jr., Jordan Coleman, Tyler Coleman, Malik Coleman, Lorenzo Keys, Ingram Bell and Shemahtez King.
Visitation is Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Repast at North Crossett Baptist Church.
Adam Gregory Lynn
Adam Gregory Lynn, 35, of Portland, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a native and lifelong resident of Portland. He was a 2000 graduate of Lakeside High School and attended University of Arkansas at Monticello and University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he recently received his nursing degree. He also worked on the family farm and was a member of Montrose United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Angie Stewart Lynn; two brothers, John Edward Lynn Jr. and Brandon Cecil Lynn; and his grandparents, Cecil and Lear Lee Bonnette Lynn and Robert Stewart Jr.
He is survived by his father, Johnny Lynn of Portland, and his grandmother, Ellen Gregory of Bastrop, La.
Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Dan Bonnette and Bro. Jimmy Bonnette officiating. Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Trey Montgomery, Barrett Howell, Brandon Scucchi, George Regalado, Tommy Nolan and Andrew Tate.
Honorary pallbearers are Phillip Bonnette, David Lynn, Brad Whittington and William Jones Jr.
Memorials may be made to Montrose Cemetery Association, 133 Lynn Road, Portland, AR 71663. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Curtis Don Perkins
Curtis Don Perkins, age 80 of Monticello, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital. He was a native of McGhee but a former resident of Baton Rouge, La.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Glen and Annie Kay Brundage-Perkins; and two sisters, Patsy Perkins-Crosswhite and Betty Jean Perkins-Bussell.
He is survived by one step-daughter, Tina Jones of Amity, La., and two grandchildren.
There was no memorial service. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home.
Gertrude Smith, age 78 of Crossett, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 in Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe, La.
She was a retired elementary school teacher and a member of Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Methodist Church.
She served as a steward, trustee, and missionary at the African Methodist Episcopal church. She was a member of Order of Eastern Stars Silver Star Chapter #306 and president of Women’s Progressive Club, chairperson for Willie Mae Woods Scholarship Club, and chairperson for World Day Prayer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Governor and Bernice Brandon-Washington; one sister, Mary Lilian Washington; and one brother, George Washington.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joe Smith; two daughters, Demoto Jo Holt (Cedrick) of Crossett and Cheryl Taylor of Mesquite, Texas; one adopted son, Rev. Darren Buffington (Josephine) of Monticello; one brother, Cleo Bernell Washington (Shirley) of Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services are Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Methodist Church with Rev. Harriel White officiating. Burial will be in Ryles Cemetery in the White Station Community.
Pallbearers are Walter Hendrix, Curtis Boston Jr., Mario Brown, Edward “Chuck” Brown, Keith Martin, Maurice Williams, Rahmel King and William Willis. Honorary pallbearers will be T.W. Daniels High School Class of 1957, Women’s Progressive Club and Order of Eastern Stars Silver Star Chapter #306.
Viewing is Friday from 1-6 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.
Muriel June Golden Vail
Muriel June Golden Vail, 81, of El Dorado, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at Courtyard Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a native of Hamburg, a resident of El Dorado for the past five years, and a former resident of Dallas, Texas. She worked as a beautician.
She was preceded in death by one son, Edward Lee Vail; her parents, Seabe and Goldie Murphy Golden; and one sister, Audrey Hale.
She is survived by one daughter, Susan Brown of El Dorado; three grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
There will be a private burial in Promise Land Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Pierce “Sonny” West
Pierce “Sonny” West, 80, of Wilmot, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. He was a native of Macedonia and a resident of Wilmot for the past 48 years. He was a farmer and the water commissioner for the City of Wilmot for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston and Verdie Nipper West; one infant brother; one brother, Morris West; and one sister, Rachel West Terrell.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Martha Tullos West of Wilmot; two daughters, Sonya Barfield and husband, Jon, of Hamburg and Leslie Mayo and husband, Jeff, of Magnolia; one brother, Homer “Dee” West and wife, Margaret, of Magnolia; two sisters, Mildred Terrell and husband, Bobby, of Decatur, Texas and Cornell “Dolly” Sellers of Magnolia; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Bill Elton officiating. Burial was in Wilmot Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Les Tullos, Doug Tullos, Ben Tullos, Dan Tullos and Justin Mayo.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.