Ethel Allison

Ethel Allison

Ethel Allison, 97, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Life Touch Hospice House in El Dorado. 

She was a native of Crossett and a resident of Hamburg for the past 77 years.

She was a homemaker and a member of Gardner Baptist Church. In her younger years, she sang in a quartet.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Allison; one son, Harry Wayne Allison; one granddaughter, Janiece Allison; one son-in-law, John Earl Jordan; her parents, Dan and Effie Mae Coody Farmer; three brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Allison Jordan of Crossett; one daughter-in-law, Ann Sheiron Allison of Hamburg; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Colby Harper officiating. Burial was in Beech Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Scott Harper, David Allison, Jason Allison, Toby Terry, James Herrington, Bill Herrington, Jack Edward Gee, John Gee, Donnie Walker and David Walker.

Memorials may be sent to Beech Creek Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Harrison Ralph, 1639 Hwy 425 S, Hamburg, AR  71646. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

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Marjory Cossey

Marjory Cossey

Marjory Cossey, 92, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her residence.  She was a native of Russellville, a resident of Hamburg for the past 20 years and a former resident of Eudora. She worked at the garment factory in Eudora for 20 years, was a homemaker and was a farmer’s wife.  She was of the Assembly of God faith.

She was preceded in death by one son, Tilmon Cossey; her parents, Jess and Leona Hamilton; two brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Henry Cossey of Hamburg; one daughter, Betty McDill of Hamburg; one daughter-in-law, Dottie Cossey of Lafayette, La.; one brother, William Hamilton of Woodlawn; three sisters, Velma Gillum of Snyder, Adelaide Hamilton of Monticello and Bobbie Jennings of Texas; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Josh Luellen officiating. Burial was in Parkdale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Johnny Hodge, Steven Hodge, Kenneth Cossey, Norman Cossey, Elbert Ray Cossey and Tommy Wood. Honorary pallbearers were Colton Hodge, Jimmy Cossey, Coleman Matthews, James Matthews, Donald Matthews, Woodie West, Jeff Gillum and Wayne Gillum.

Memorials may be sent to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR  72205-1569.

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

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Shelma Craig

Shelma Holland Craig

Shelma Holland Craig, 77, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a lifelong resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg. She was a homemaker and an active member of Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Jerry Craig; one great-grandson, Kyle Craig; one daughter-in-law, Gwen Craig; her parents, Ottice and Armetta Doss Holland; and one sister, Janis Carol Sunderland.

She is survived by one daughter, Kim Bowden and husband, Mark, of Fountain Hill; two sons, Timmy Craig of Hamburg and Barry Craig and wife, Tina, of Whitehall; two sisters, Karon Stanley and husband, James, of Monticello and Reba Holland of Greenbrier; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, June 9 at Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating. Burial was in Eden Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Pat Allison, Danny Wade Rice, Lane Culp, James Robert Meeks, Clint Stanley and Neal Stanley. Honorary pallbearers were John Richardson, Jimmy Meeks, Bob Rush and Don Fletcher.

Memorials may be sent to Eden Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Jerry Stanley, 747 Hwy 8 West, Hamburg, AR 71646.

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

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Barbara Morgan

Barbara Jean Morgan

Barbara Jean Morgan, 75, of Crossett, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock. She as born Nov. 22, 1941, in Pioneer, La., and graduated from Pioneer High School in 1959 before receiving a degree in marketing from South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado.

She retired in 1999 from Arkla Gas Company in Crossett after 20 years of service. She was previously a member of and sang in the choir at Magnolia Baptist Church before joining First Baptist Church of Crossett, where she sang with the Golden Voices and was a member of Sue Ann Bennett’s Sunday school class.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Franklin and Ida Harper Lewis; four sisters, Willie Caviness, Lois Peek, Edith Fowler, and Glennie Long; and four brothers, Quitman Lewis, O.Z. Lewis, Arnold Lewis, and Bobby Lewis.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Morgan of Crossett; one daughter, Traci Allen and husband Chuck of Hamburg; three sons, Kerry Phillips of Schererville, Ind., Jeremy Morgan and wife Carrie of McKinney, Texas, and Matt Morgan and wife Katy of Hamburg; one sister, Mary Hillman of Epps, La.; two brothers, Ernest Lewis and wife Helen and Devon Lewis, all of West Monroe, La.; and seven grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 2 at First Baptist Church of Crossett with Pastors Jamie Staley, Steve Hillman, and Zale Lewis officiating followed by burial in Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

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William Savage

William Edward Savage

William Edward “Bob” “Doc” Savage, 66, of Leavenworth, Kan., died Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was born June 30, 1950 in Artesian, and was a 1968 graduate of Hamburg High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1972 and served as a correctional officer and later as a business owner. He was also active in the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Edith (Osgood) Savage; one brother, Leon Savage; and one sister, Reathel Wall.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Savage; one daughter, Bobbie Lynn Trollbridge; two sons, Samuel Savage and Edward Dwayne Savage; two sisters, Pearl Williamson and Brenda Lemley; two brothers, Jim Savage and Andy Savage; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 9, at Belden-Larkin Funeral Home with Pastor Rusty Savage officiating. 

Arrangements were handled by Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 

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Victoria Washington

Victoria Washington

Victoria Washington, age 87 of Crossett, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Ashley County Medical Center. She was a native of New Orleans, La., and resident of Crossett for the past 10 years. She was a homemaker and an active member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Booker Washington; her parents, Nelson and Sally Jones-Howard; and three brothers.

She is survived by her cousin, Emma Cornelius (Robert) of Crossett.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist church with Pastor Jesse Radford officiating.

Pallbearers will be Charles Moore, James Phifer, Freddie Hargraves, Lee Simpson, Jimmy Thornton, and Jerome Chatman.

Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at Cromwell Funeral Home in Hamburg.

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Larry Watt

Larry Eugene Watt

Larry Eugene Watt, age71, of London, formerly of Crossett died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Baptist Health Medical Center.  He was born in Savannah, Ga., Jan. 31, 1946.

He retired from Georgia Pacific after 51 years as a mechanic and electrician. He was a member of Bleu Bayou Motorcycle Club in Monroe, La., and the National Rile Association; he was also a supporter of Wounded Warriors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Dixie Bryan Watt, and one daughter, Nemi Day.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Slonaker Watt of London; one daughter, Mardi Weems (Paul) of Crossett; four step-sons, Shannon Burney of London, Michael Burney of Winslow, Joshua Burney of Aurora, Colo., and Will Weiler of Worthington, Ohio; one step-daughter, Mary Burney of Russellville; one brother, Dickie Watt (Diane) of Crossett; and one sister, Donna Gail Rogers of Crossett; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at Jones Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Kenneth Watt officiating under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

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