Ronnie Lane Davis

Ronnie Lane Davis, 54, of Jacksonville died June 19, 2017. He was born April 11, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Lane Davis; his step-father, Bill Beasley; and two brothers, John Beasley and Peter Beasley.

Survivors include his mother, Linda Prickett Slaughter of Jacksonville; and five sisters, Kristi Loyd and husband Glenn of Marked Tree, Teresa Lee of Benton, Debbi Buckalew and husband Bob of Little Rock, Lori Stewart and husband Shaun and Karla Kearsey and husband Lance.

A memorial service, officiated by Rev. Karen Akin, was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Little Rock.

Burial will be in Promise Land Cemetery at a later date.

Services were entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home.


Kenyata Dickerson

Kenyata Tramaine Dickerson

Kenyata Tramaine Dickerson, age 38, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Life Touch Hospice Center in El Dorado. She was a native of Detroit, Mich., but a resident of Warren most of her life. She was a member of Revival Center Church of God in Christ in Monticello.

She was preceded in death by one son, Landon Dickerson.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Tracy and Connell Fenison of Warren; her father and stepmothers, Rev. Henry and Ruby Dickerson Jr. of Dermott; three brothers, Carlton Dickerson and Kevin Dickerson, both of Warren, and Julian Fenison of Nacogdoches, Texas; and two sisters, A-Lisia Smith of Humble, Texas and Chrystal Pinell (Steven) of White Hall.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, followed by services at 11 a.m. at Revival Center Church of God In Christ, 311 South Pine St., Monticello, with Superintendent Michael Jones officiating.

Pallbearers are Carlton Dickerson, Darrius Patton, Julian Fenison, Arthaniel Bailey, Cedrick Watts, and Steven Pinell.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Warren.


Edythe R. Hiller

Edythe (Walter) Roseman Hiller passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 17, 2017 after a long and joy-filled life.

Edythe was born to James E. and Mary (Macrum) Walter on October 6, 1927, in Oakmont, PA. She graduated from the University of Texas, where she met and married Walter Wallace Roseman. Together the couple had seven children raising them primarily in Brandenburg, KY and Creve Coeur, MO. While primarily a homemaker, Edythe returned to college when her youngest child entered kindergarten and completed a master’s degree from Spalding University.  After obtaining her master’s degree, Edythe began a career in teaching. Later in life, Edythe married Dale M. Hiller, sharing a few brief but happy years together until his death in 2000. Most recently, she was a resident of Morning Pointe in Lexington, KY.

Edythe is survived by six of her children: Marcia and husband George Troutman of Denver, CO; Bob and wife Susan Roseman of Norristown, PA; Ken and wife Mary Granacher Roseman of Nicholasville, KY; Steve and wife Kathryn Roseman of Kirkwood, MO; Paul Roseman of Columbia, MO; and Julia and husband Daniel Crouch, Jr. of Bartlesville, OK; her 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, brother James and wife Robbie Walter of Hamburg, AR, nieces and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husbands Wally Roseman and Dale Hiller, her daughter Norma Roseman Kirsch, her parents, and her nephew Keith Walter.

A private memorial service and interment will be at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, 2800 Duncan Road, Wilmington DE 19808 on Saturday, July 1, 2017.


Bonnie Jones

Bonnie Jones

Bonnie Jones, 81, of Crossett, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Life Touch Hospice Center in El Dorado. She was born in Hermitage on April 11, 1936 and graduated Hermitage High School in 1952. After moving to Crossett she joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 20 years.

She did alterations at The Casual Shop and even sewed the Mt. Olive choir robes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Lillian Pennington Orr, and seven brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Felton Reece Jones Sr. of Crossett; two sons, Felton Reece Jones Jr. and wife Sherry of Crossett and Nickey Jones of Hamburg; one daughter, Benita Kay Brooks and husband Ron of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Irma Corker of Pritchard, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1533 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett with Pastors Eric Hodge and Travis Roberts officiating, followed by burial in Outlaw Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Cole Jones, Chris Brooks, Philip Jonio, John Jones, Greg Brooks, Joe Reynolds, and Terry Reynolds.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of her Sunday school class.


Ruby Martin

Ruby Young Batterton Martin

Ruby Young Batterton Martin, 78, of Crossett, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

She was a native of Horatio; a resident of Crossett and a former resident of Hamburg and Portland for many years.

She worked for Ashley County Abstract Company for over 20 years and was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church and former member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jim Batterton and LaDon Martin; her parents, James Wesley and Lillie Hilton Young; six brothers, Wesley, Lloyd, Benny, Earl, Jim and Glen; and three sisters, Floy Bell Young, Lillie Ima Young and Bernice Stinnett.

She is survived by two daughters, Penny Breedlove and husband, Jerry, of Hamburg and Phyllis Rawls and husband, Tommy, of Crossett; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 at North Crossett First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen and Bro. Keith Boseman officiating. Burial will be in Portland Cemetery. Pallbearers are Wesley Breedlove, Guy Hughes, Ray Harper, Robert Burns, Gale Anders, Denon Cagle and Bob Bridges. Memorials may be made to the North Crossett First Baptist Church building fund, 1035 Hwy 133 N., Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church building fund, 765 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR  71646.

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


Billy Faye Murphy

Billy Faye Murphy

Billy Faye Murphy, 76, of Hamburg, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg. He was a logger and a member of Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of Long Ears Wagon Train, Milo Riding Club and Twin Prairie Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Buck and Feddie Amos Murphy; and three brothers, Robert Dennis, James Edward “Dick” and W.E. “Hoss” Murphy.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Glenda Crawford Murphy; two daughters, Christy Scroggins and husband, Freddy, and Carol Ann Murphy and husband, Roy, all of Hamburg; four brothers, Ed Murphy and wife, Betty, of Hamburg, Jerry Murphy and wife, Linda, of Albany, Ga., Harold “Sugar” Murphy and wife, Shirley, of Louisiana and Doyle Murphy and wife, Beverly, of Bastrop, La.; one sister, Bernice Cunningham and husband, Robbie, of Hamburg; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 26 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Ferrell Breshears officiating. Burial was in Dailey Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Livingston, Terry Livingston, Wade Pennington, Bob Berryman, Eddie Wayne Burch, Junior Jeffers, Frankie White and Danny Stanley.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of Long Ears Wagon Train, Clifford Bowden, Roy Rogers, David Ball, Steven Kibodeaux, Wayne Davis, John Wayne Ross, Jeff Ross and Frank Moffat.  Memorials may be made to the A.S.P.C.A, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC  20090-6929.

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