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Opal Virginia Burchfield

Opal Virginia Savage Burchfield, 88, died Sept. 20, 2017. She was born May 31, 1929 in Warren. She was a seamstress, a former scout leader, and a Sunday school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ozey Herbert and Vedia Pearl Beasley Savage; her husband, Leroy "Tiny" Burchfield; and one son, James Herbert Burchfield.

Survivors include one son, Roger Eddis Burchfield and wife Carol of Campti, La.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Bro. Ken Burchfield and Bro. Brian Diffee officiating. Burial followed in Pinewood Memorial Park. Services were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Crossett.

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John W. “Johnny” Carpenter

John W. “Johnny” Carpenter, 70, of Snyder, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was a native of Bradley County, a resident of Snyder since 1991, and a former resident of Portland for many years. He was a farmer and a member of Montrose Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelia Carpenter Jones; one granddaughter, Nikki Carpenter; his parents, Clem and Doris Rowe Carpenter; four sisters and one brother.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Edna Jones Carpenter of Snyder; two sons, John William Carpenter Jr. of Fountain Hill and Joe Winters of Snyder; two daughters, Marilyn Carpenter Hall of Fountain Hill and Misty L. Winters of Snyder; one sister, Jean Richter of Dermott; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday Sept. 29, 2017 in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Donaldson officiating. Burial will be in Trafalgar Cemetery.

Pallbearers are J. T. Elmore, Ryan Elmore, LeRay Martin, John Richter, Emilio Yanez, and Dale Caine. Honorary pallbearers are Zack Caine and Jackie Manshack.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 1610, Little Rock, AR 72203. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

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

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Kathryn Harriman Carter

Kathryn Harriman Carter, 97, of Bossier City, La., died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Montclair Assisted Living Center in Shreveport, La. She was a native and resident of Hamburg for 75 years.

She was a homemaker and also worked for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) for over 30 years and the Child Support Office for five years. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, having received her 50 year certificate, and a member of First Baptist Church of Hamburg. She attended Belaire Baptist Church in Bossier City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Carter; one grandson, Justin Carter Johnson; her parents, Cordell and Claude Locke Harriman; three brothers, Morril Harriman, CB Harriman, and an infant brother.

She is survived by one daughter, Glenda Carter Johnson and husband, Greg, and one granddaughter.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Steven Harriman, Corey Harriman, Craig Harriman, Kyle Harriman, Morril Harriman Jr. and Mike Conkle.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR  71646.

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

Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

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Jessie Mae Chatman

Jessie Mae Chatman, 62 of Lake Village, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at her residence. She was a native of Montrose, a homemaker, and a member of St. Peter Baptist Church in Montrose.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Chatman; her parents, Clarence and Annie Cotton-Dawson; three brothers, Clarence Dawson Jr., L.C. Dawson and Robert Lee Dawson.

She is survived by three sons, Ronnie Dawson and James (Carolyn) Dawson, both of Hot Springs, and Adam Dawson (Carolyn) of Horn Lake, Miss.; one daughter, Barbara Dawson of Montrose; two brothers, James Dawson (Ruby) of Chicago, Ill., and Booker T. Dawson of Jackson, Miss.; two sisters, Viola Dawson of Chicago and Vera Dawson of Montrose; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at St. Peter Baptist Church in Montrose with the Rev. David Owens officiating. Pallbearers are Nick Curtis, Roderick Williams, Lenny Woods, Johnny Fields, Floyd Jones and Boyd Brown, Jr.

Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth Ann Gatling

Elizabeth Ann Morman Gatling, 77, of Monroe, La., died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Specialty Hospital in Monroe after a long illness. She was a native of Hamburg and a former resident of Lake Village. She worked for the Department of Human Services for 32 years and retired as the director.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Ollie Allison Morman; and two sisters, Lurline Cecola and Louise Morris.

She is survived by one daughter, Myra Gatling Akers and husband, Brad, of Monroe; and four sisters, Elese White of Hamburg, Ruby Phillips Morgan of Bastrop, La., Aline Kitchens and husband, Clint, of Bastrop, and Vickie Thurman and husband, Danny Ray, of Petal, Miss.

Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial will be in Cleveland Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Roy Anderson, Brad Akers, Mitchell White, Raymond Karnes, Danny Ray Thurman and Reed Griffin.

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

Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

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Mary Pistole Ludlam

Mary Pistole Ludlam, 91, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was a native of Hamburg and a former resident of Houston, Texas. She was a 1943 graduate of Hamburg High School and a 1946 graduate of Touro Infirmary School of Nursing in New Orleans, La. She was a veteran of the United States Army Nurses Corp having entered the service in 1943. She worked for Area Agency as a skilled home care nurse and as a health educator for Mainline Health System in the Delta.  She was the former co-owner of Ludbar Apartments and managed the apartments for many years. She was saved as a Baptist at First Baptist Church in Hamburg and she was a member of Hamburg First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William Miller Ludlam; one son, Bob Ludlam; her parents, Cecil and Doris Ford Pistole; and one brother, Billy Pistole.

She is survived by one son, Bill Ludlam and wife, Lynn, of Houston; one daughter, Lee Ann Grimmett and husband, Patrick, of Little Rock; two sisters, Linda Johnson of Mitchelville, Iowa, and Ann Pistole of North Liberty, Iowa; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 in Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Greg Comer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Helping Hands Food Pantry, 816 Pine Ridge Drive, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to St. Jude's, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

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Octavia "Liz" Warren

Crossett native Octavia Elizabeth "Liz" Binns Warren, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Ashley County Medical Center surrounded by family members. She was born July 29, 1935, in Crossett. She attended First Church of God where she sang in the choir. She was also involved in Christian Women's Connection (CWC).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia Ruth "Jack" (Goyne) and James Hubert Binns; two sisters, Marion Head and Beatrice Crosby; and two brothers, Charles Binns and Robert Binns.

She is survived by her husband, Travis; two daughters, Leisa and her husband, Wayne, and Nancy and her husband, Stan; one sister, Pat Carpenter; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at First Church of God in Crossett with Pastor Randy Ivy officiating. Burial followed in Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Tommy Sturgeon, Dale Hester, Danny Smith, David Walker, Anthony Johnson, and Wayne Jordan.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of Pahal Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon's International or Arkansas Baptist State Convention Disaster Relief.

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Charles White

Charles White, 83, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett.

He was a native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life. He was a 1952 graduate of Fountain Hill High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He worked for the Mississippi River Transmission Corporation for 35 years having retired in 1989 and he was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sterling and Marie Woods White.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Gardner White of Hamburg; two sons, Steve White and wife, Sheiron, of Monticello and Stan White and wife, Karen, of Hamburg; one daughter, Shellye Timmons and husband, Bob, of Hamburg; one sister, Edith Thurman of Lacey; one brother, Bill White and wife, Gail, of Texarkana; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Burial was in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Bobby Griffin, George Kulbeth, Gardner Smith, David White, Jeremy White, Dakotah Timmons, Jeff White and Chuck White. Honorary pallbearers were Glenn Carpenter, Buddy White and the LaGrone's Drug Store Coffee Drinkers.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207.

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