Bruce Edward Adams
Bruce Edward Adams, 54 of San Jose, CA, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, in San Jose. He was a native of Montrose, was a musician and choir director, and attended Greater Love C.O.G.I.C. in Milpitas, CA. He enjoyed playing the piano and singing and walked the streets singing everywhere he went.
Survivors include two brothers, Leroy McDaniels of Detroit, MI, and William Richardson of Milwaukee, WI; six sisters, Fairillia Dunn and husband Elvis of San Jose, Bessie Jackson of Oak Parks, MI, Mareen Vann and husband Lester of Hot Springs, Emma Jean Allen of Crossett, Jacquelyn Bynum and husband Charles of Portland and Rosemary Jones and husband Marvin of Crossett; one aunt, one uncle, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Holmes; his father, Edward Adams; and one brother, Birl Lee Franklin.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Brown Temple Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Witherspoon officiating. Pallbearers were Ray Lee Holmes, Charles Woods, Charles Bynum, Matt, Maxx and Jonathan Webb. Honorary pallbearers were Leroy McDaniels, Ricky, Robert and Eugene Holmes and William Richardson. Burial was in the Jones Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Tina Lynn Carter-Maness
She is survived by two sons, Jacob Carter Maness of Magnolia and wife Sherri of Springhill and Jeremy DeWayne Carter and fiancé, Tiffany Blades; a daughter, Lacy Brianna Carter; a granddaughter, Natalyee E. Maness, all of Springhill; a grandson, Joshua Tanner Carter of Bossier City, LA; her parents, Jerry and Trisha Carter of Springhill; a brother, David Lamar Carter of Springhill; a niece, Devin Lynn Carter of Bossier City; many aunts, uncles, cousins and her best friend, Jeanette "Jeano" Sommers-Morris.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Carter, Sr., of Crossett; and her maternal grandmother, Bobbie Skaggs of Shreveport. Grave-side services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the Carter Cemetery near Hamburg under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Harvey Ray Doss
Harvey Ray Doss, 76, of Crossett died on May 4, 2015 at his residence. Born on March 23, 1939, in Parkdale to Elmer Lee and Alice Marie Young Doss, he was a Baptist and enjoyed hunting and gardening.
Survivors include two sisters, Tressie Stodghill of Bastrop, LA, and Dessie Stevens of Rayville, LA; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Doss was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Hazel Alderman and Patsy Wright.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Burial followed at Unity Cemetery. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Carla Williams Green
Carla Williams Green, 58, of Milwaukee, WI, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee. She was a native of Ashley County, was a homemaker, and was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church in Milwaukee. She loved shopping and fishing.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, James Green; one son, Tirin Green and wife Tammie; one daughter, Temecia Green; her mother, Clara Durley; one brother, Wayne Williams, all of Milwaukee; two sisters, Kayleen Walker of Ft. Worth, TX, and Consandra Wright of Milwaukee; six grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, James Henry Williams; two brothers, Ronald and Rance Williams; and one sister, Carol Ann Hubbard.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at Phillip Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Horace Ingram officiating. Pallbearers are Travis Haynes, Michael Gilliam, Thomas Williams, Wayne Williams, Jr., George Jacob, Jr., and William Haynes. Burial will be in the Phillip Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Mary Joyce Gwin
Mary Joyce Gwin, 83, of Fordyce died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. Born November 11, 1931, in Ingalls, she was a homemaker and a member of Union Hill Baptist Church in Hermitage and also attended Bucksnort Baptist Church in Fordyce.
She is survived by her husband, Robert S. Gwin of Fordyce; two sons, Larry Kinard and Scott Kinard, both of Crossett; five stepdaughters, Robbi Cash, Melanie Foremen, Meri Jeneen Olivier and Kim Gwin, all of Lafayette, LA, and Tina Gwin of Austin, TX; twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonzo and Maudell Willis Vickers; ,brother, Jerry Vickers; and one sister, Shirley Givens.
Grave-side services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Stoney Point Cemetery in Fordyce with Rev. Howard Thompson officiating. Arrangements were by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Online guest register at www.bentonfuneralhome.net.
Michael Ray Hampton
Michael Ray Hampton, 59, of Portland died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock. A Portland native who was a Methodist faith, he served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps. He loved watching football, basketball, Criminal Minds and Law and Order on television.
He is survived by his mother, Laura Hampton of Portland; four brothers, Dennis Hampton of Portland, James Hampton of Montrose, Edward Charles Hampton of Milwaukee, WI, and Danny Steve Hampton of Conway; two sisters, Tempie Hampton of Little Rock and Betty Hampton of Portland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Hampton; and five brothers, John, Randy, Wilbert, Gilbert and Bruce Hampton.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Green Grove A.M.E. Church with Rev. James Andrews officiating. Pallbearers were Phillip Williams, David Morris, Joe Nathan Webb, Kentrell Woods, Tim Dunbar and Sammy Polite. Burial was in Holly Grove Cemetery by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Pearl Deaton Hunter
Pearl Deaton Hunter, 93, of Crossett died on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Stonegate Villa Health & Rehabilitation. Born on November 16, 1921, to Edward and Mary Louisa Bunn Deaton, Mrs. Hunter was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church where she taught children's Sunday School and was a volunteer grandparent for Crossett Schools.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Helen Deaton of El Dorado; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces Dorothy Shurtleff, Charlotte Montgomery and Janice Jenkins and nephews and many friends. She was the youngest of nine children, who all preceded her in death, as well as her parents and her husband, Clifford C. Hunter.
Grave-side services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 909 Hickory Street, Crossett, AR 71635.
Harvey "Joe" Johnson
Born September 24, 1953, to the late Felton Johnson and late Lorece Hendrix Johnson, he was a truck driver for farmers, the operator of the Indian Switch Rural Water Association, and a member of the Scott Memorial United Methodist Church of Eudora.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Blansett Johnson of Eudora; a son, Justin Johnson and wife Michelle of Eudora; a daughter, Kathy Bowers and husband John of Lake Providence, LA; three brothers, Carl Johnson of Pine Bluff, Johnny Johnson of Crump, TN, and Richard Johnson of Crossett; seven sisters, Barbara Hillman, Elsie Taylor and Eva Dalton, all of Eudora, Kathy Cain of Tyler, Texas, Kay Moorman of Terry, LA, Penny Byrd of Oak Grove, LA, and Brenda Verser of Caddo Gap; three grandchildren, Tanner Bowers, Alyssa Bowers, and Wyatt Johnson; and two step-grandchildren, Brock Allred, and Payden Duckworth; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Darlene Hagood.
A celebration of his life was at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at Eudora Baptist Church with Bros. Don Boyett and Bill Bearden officiating. Arrangements were by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Eudora. The family requests memorials to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Margaret Norrell Pennington
Margaret Elizabeth Norrell Pennington, 96, of Crossett died on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at her residence. A lifelong resident of Ashley County who attended First Free Will Baptist Church, she was born on December 7, 1918, to Joe and Marlin Bays Norrell.
She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Burchfield of Crossett; a granddaughter, Susan Burchfield of Monroe, LA; a grandson, Bill Burchfield and wife Randi Baker Burchfield of Hamburg; a great-granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Burchfield; and a great-grandson, Luke Jackson Burchfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Pennington; a sister, Dorothy Pennington; and a brother, Herbert Norrell.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Burial followed at Pinewood Memorial Park. Online guest book at www.jonesservice.com.
Memorials may be made to Maddox Sasser Fund c/o Rachel Sasser, 818 Tyson Drive Pineville, LA 71360.
Carl Eugene Shelton
Carl Eugene Shelton, 58, of Big Sandy, Texas, died Friday, May 8, 2015, in Big Sandy. Born May 21, 1956, in Dermott, he had lived in Hamburg for numerous years and at one time owned the Hamburg Feed Store. The owner of Shelton Paint Contractor in Longview, Texas, he was an avid hog hunter and a member of Sit 'em Down Cowboy Church in Big Sandy.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Shelton; a brother, Raymond Shelton and wife Melanie; a son, Kevin Shelton; stepchildren Tara and Rodney Burnett; grandchildren Brittany, Tiffany and Clayton Shelton; Dillon Burnett, and Leah and Lauren Bird; three nephews, Brent and Christopher Shelton and Brandon Fowler; two nieces, Misty Hulett Brown and Amy Jo Shelton; and numerous cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death his mother, Betty Jean Shelton; his father, Casper Clyde "Pat" Shelton; and a sister, Linda Orjella. A memorial service will be at First Baptist Church, Hwy. 155, Big Sandy, Texas, Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m.