Clifton Doyle Carpenter

Clifton Doyle Carpenter, age 76, of Hamburg, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at his son’s residence in Choudrant, La. He was a retired appliance repairman and owner of Sears in Hamburg. He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Freeman and Lala Emory-Carpenter; two brothers, Glynn Carpenter and Quintin Freeman; four sisters, Emma Jean Hazel-White, Mattie Ruth Threlkeld, Mary Louise Thomas and Marjorie Nathalee Moore; and one grandchild, Seth Carpenter.

He is survived by two sons, Clifton “Bucky” Carpenter Jr. wife Denna of Greenbriar and Robert Carpenter wife Melissa of Choudrant; two brothers, William Oliver Carpenter of Hamburg and James Edwin Carpenter of Monticello; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, 765 Ashley 70 Rd, Hamburg, AR 71646 with Bro. Trey Emory officiating. Pallbearers were John Sanderlin, Mike Sanderlin, Ronnie Lauhon, Jackie Lauhon, Mike Riley, and Bill Wallace. Honorary pallbearers were Charles “Bull” Wells, Dale Lauhon, Julien Estelle, Dewey Scutter Kilcrease, Daniel Carpenter and Bob Rush.

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

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Margaret Wesson DuBose

Margaret Wesson DuBose, 95, of Hamburg, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. She was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg and Fountain Hill all of her life. She was a member of Gardner Baptist Church.

She worked at the Stirling store, at Chase Bag for 18 years, and as a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Reese Stanley in 1986 and Bobby Dubose in 1994; one daughter, Carolyn Thrailkill; her parents, Ben Hardy and Eunice Upshaw Wesson; one brother, Doyle Wesson; and two sisters, Frances Stanley and Lavern Welch.

She is survived by one son, Dr. Keith Stanley and wife, Terri, of Edmond, Okla.; one brother, Rev. Sedric Wesson of New Braunfels, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Wesson officiating. Burial was in Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were David Wesson, Mitch Stanley, Baba Pearah, Todd Pearah, Micky McCartney, Kaston Maness, Tyler Maness and Ricky Armstrong.

Memorials may be made to Ashley County Cares, PO Box 366, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

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Erma Jean Duckery

Erma Jean Duckery, age 70, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at her residence. She was a native of Wilmot, a former employee of Krispy Kreme, and a member of First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) in Los Angeles.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin Duckery.

She is survived by one son, Melvin Reed of Los Angeles; her mother, Elizabeth Duckery of Wilmot; six brothers, Sammie Butler wife Mary of Wilmot, Marzell Morris wife Georgia of Parkdale, Jerry Raino of Wilmot, Albert Duckery of Prescott, Johnny Milton wife Felicia of Fayetteville, and Calvin Duckery of Wilmot; and four sisters, Mary France Duckery of Wilmot, Jewel Molette husband Derek of Compton, Calif., Irene Duckery of Bellflower, Calif., and Dorothy Jean Brown of Crossett.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 3810 Hwy 52 E, Wilmot, AR 71676 with Rev. Freddie Lee Smith officiating.

Pallbearers were Charles Raino, Derek B. Molette Jr., Derek B. Molette, Earl Moore, Clyde Ramey, and Wanye Mooney.

Honorary pallbearers were Sammie Butler, Marzell Morris, Jerry Raino, Albert Duckery, Johnny Milton, and Calvin Duckery.

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

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Leon Hadley

Leon Hadley, age 63, of Montrose, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Montrose, a maintenance worker for Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas in Dermott, and a member of First Baptist Church in Montrose.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry “Bud” and Emma Johnson-Hadley; three brothers, Willie Hadley, Vernon Hadley, and McArthur Hadley.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 38 years, Merdie Lee-Hadley; four sons, Anthony Waston wife Kimberly of Dayton, Ohio, Stephan Henry wife Kheshun of Centerton, Todd McGown of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Marcus Ollison of Tempe, Ariz.; one daughter, Janis Hadley-Williams husband James of North Little Rock; six brothers, Jim Hadley wife Alberta and Anthony Hadley wife Isabell, all of Montrose, Dan Hadley wife Delois of St. Louis, Mo., Andrew Hadley wife Mary and Buddy Hadley, all of Detroit, Mich., and James Hadley of Pine Bluff; five sisters, Henryetter Curtis husband Herman of Montrose, Veargie Carolina husband Henry of Montrose, Julia Hadley of Pine Bluff, and Effie Frazier and Jackie Hadley, both of Salem, Org.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at Portland #2 Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Alexander officiating.

Pallbearers were Larry Woods, Charles Bynum, Herman Curtis, Donovan Peoples, Marcus Johnson, and Chester Dunn.

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

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Rev. Jessie James Jones Sr.

Rev. Jessie James Jones Sr., age 68, of Lake Village died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Lake Village, a Baptist minister, a retired construction worker, and a member of Seven Star Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland Mac and Dallas Mae Martin-Jones; four sisters, Louvenia Martin, Gladys Martin, Edna Jackson, and Clara Shannon; and two grandchildren, Jaliyah Jones and Mytesha Akbar.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 45 years, Murlean Kennedy-Jones; five sons, Richard Moore wife LaJill, Jessie Jones Jr. wife Tijuan, and Rodrick Dewayne Jones, all of Lake Village, Donald Ray Jones of Little Rock, and Vincent Jones of Hot Springs; three daughters, Linda Johnson husband Antoine and Letesha Jones husband Antonio, all of Lake Village, and Patricia Jones of Little Rock; four brothers, Troy Moody of Lake Village and Jeff Holmes, Neva Martin, and Robert Jackson, all of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Troystine Jones of Iowa and Betty Jackson of Chicago; 36 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at Seven Star Missionary Baptist Church, 612 Sgt. Thomas Armour Street, Lake Village, AR 71653 with Rev. L.B. Brown officiating. Pallbearers were Antoine Johnson, Ricky Rone, Barry Rone, Alfred Boyd, Kenny Rone, Antonio Mondragon, Lee Franklin, and Earl Glass. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Martin, Leroy Stoneville, Melvin Davies, Emmie Jackson Jr., Willie McJoy Jr., and Heath Wilburn.

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

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Maxcine Prewitt

Maxcine Prewitt, age 65, of Hamburg, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe, La. She was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a retiree of Georgia Pacific Plywood Mill’s supply room, and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one son, Raymond Prewitt; her parents, Flanders and Lovie Collins-Lowe; three brothers, John Bridges, Willie Bridges Jr., and Ellis Lowe; and four sisters, Pearlie Mae Watson, Ruthy Mae Freeman, Lucille Heard, and Linell Banks.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 43 years, James Prewitt; one son, Brandon Prewitt of Hamburg; one step-son, James Prewitt Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; five daughters, Janice Prewitt, Shanta Forrest husband Allen, Tysa Prewitt and Shaletha Prewitt, all of Hamburg, and Karen Waters of Little Rock; one brother, Alfred Robinson wife Etter of Hamburg; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 404 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Hamburg, AR 71646 with Rev. W.R. Taylor officiating.

Active pallbearers are John Ware, Lawrence Booker, Jimmy Clark, Daniel Shelton, Clyde Leonard, and Jesse Cook.

Honorary pallbearers are the Hamburg High School class of 1969 and the Mt. Zion male chorus.

Burial will be in Phillip Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Ervin Doyle Streeter

Ervin Doyle Streeter, 68, of Hamburg, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at his residence.

He graduated from Hamburg High School in 1966 and worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 33 years before retiring in 2011. He was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, a Mason and a member of Hamburg Masonic Lodge #465.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ervin Streeter, and one brother, Rev. Darrell Streeter.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lynnette Sawyer Streeter of Hamburg; three sons, Kevin Streeter and wife, Lesa, of Crossett, Tony Streeter and wife, Connie, and Timothy Streeter and wife, Mikki, all of Hamburg; his mother, Lavelle Hogan Streeter of Hamburg; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Elvin McDill and Bro. Willie Thornhill officiating. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kebo Streeter, Tyler Streeter, Joey Streeter, Jarrett Allen, Randall Streeter and Frank Davis. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Jane Tippie

Dorothy Jane Tippie, age 84, of Hamburg, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello. She was a native of Itta Bena, Miss., a resident of Hamburg for the past 65 years, a nurse’s aide, and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Maggie Cox-Johnson, and one sister, Ann Robinson.

She leaves to cherish her memories three sons, Larry Tippie wife Monica of Hamburg, Lawrence Tippie Jr. wife Phyllis of Cedar Hill, Texas, and Utroy Tippie of Hamburg; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church, 813 N Pine Street, Hamburg, AR 71646 with Bishop Alfonso Madden officiating.

Active pallbearers will be William Tippit, Terry Lee Rucker, Michael Cox, Barron Johnson, Carl Lewis, and Clyde Leonard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Cox Jr., Ronald Hubbard, Adolphus Foster, Shurun Jenkins, Jessie Simpson, and Anthony Smith.

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

Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.

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William Henry Williams

William Henry “W.H.” Williams, age 90, of Crossett, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett and the White Station community, a retiree of Georgia Pacific Forestry, a member of Fudge Baptist Church, and a veteran of the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Lillie Rosston-Williams; his parents, George Marvin and Nonie Lou Fudge-Williams; two brothers, Jasper “BayBay” Williams and LC Williams; two sisters, Erma Logan and Oliver McKey.

He is survived by one son, Freddie Lee Williams of San Bernardino, Calif.; two brothers, Leroy Williams wife Elvira of New Orleans, La., and James Williams wife Vernice of Crossett; one sister, Theolia Tucker of Crossett; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at New Bethel Baptist Church, 309 N Georgia Street, Crossett, AR 71635 with Rev. James Green officiating.

Pallbearers are William Scate, Robert Williams, Walter Hendrix, Raymond Canley, Ray Daniels, and Ray Charles Tucker.

Honorary pallbearers are Blue Buck Hunting Club members.

Burial will be Ryles Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.