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Dewey Carter Jr.

Judge Dewey Carter Jr., age 78, formerly of Crossett, died Jan. 27, 2021. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and one grandson, Oliver Carter.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wanda Carter; two daughters, Cindy Green (Lacey) and Cathy Keene Knellinger (Larry); one son, Daniel Carter (Sarah); five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 30 in Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Robin Allen officiating and under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Cindy Green, Cathy Kenne-Knellinger, Lacey Green, Josh Keene, Corey Keene, and Lydia Coleman.

Honorary pallbearers were Henry Carter, Dean Holland, Will Dickey, Freddie McKinley, and Ronnie Withers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, 989 Hwy 229, Fordyce, AR  71742.


Rance Haynes

Rance Leroy Haynes, age 70, of Crossett died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello. 

He was a lifelong resident of Crossett and Hamburg, and he was a member of Hunter’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he previously served as an usher. He was a retired skidder driver for Moffatt Logging Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Haynes Jr.  and Verceolia Reynolds Haynes; two brothers, O’Cleaver Haynes and Randy Haynes; and three sisters, Glenda Simpson, Johnnie Norwood, and Joyce Ann Burns.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Yvonne Haynes; three sons, Darryl Haynes (Keema) of Lithonia, Ga., Derrick Haynes of Crossett, and Brian Hawkins of Hamburg; two daughters, Shanna Brooks of Chambersburg, Penn., and Valencia Hawkins of Crossett; five brothers, Mike Williams (Marshell), Eulis Haynes (Rose), and Cedric Williams, all of Crossett, and Kenny Haynes and Ed Haynes, both of Gary, Ind.; four sisters, Inger Thomas (James “Bo”) of Monticello, Sheila Williams of Crossett, and Debbie Watkins and Donna Haynes, both of Vallejo, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside service will be Thursday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. in Quinn Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Green officiating and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Crooked Creek Hunting Club.


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Charles Miller

Charles Raymond Miller, age 80, of Crossett, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. He was born March 20, 1940 in Lacey and he served in the ministry since 1963. He also served in the Army Special Forces 82nd Airborne Division. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Maurese Hackney Miller, one brother, and six sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Velma Ruth Miller; one son, Charles Enoch and Melinda Miller, of Crossett; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, James Miller of Russellville; and one sister, Gloria Greene of Van Buren.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 in Lacey Cemetery with Bro. Kenny Bolin officiating and under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Robert Fletcher, Glenn Fletcher, Phillip Wisecarver, William Browning, Lee Posey, and Steven Cross.

Honorary pallbearers were Andrew Miller and Wesley Alexander.


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Nancy Smith

Nancy Wesson Smith, age 85, a native of Crossett, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at Somerset Nursing Center. 

She was a former resident of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Wesson and Jerolene Brockwell Jones; one sister, Norma Wesson Hollis; one sister-in-law, Melba Wesson; and her husband, John Smith.

Survivors include one brother, Dan Wesson of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Gordon Strong (Mendy) and Jon Strong, both of Crossett; her stepchildren, Bregg Smith of Colorado, Curtis Smith (Tawni) of St. Joe, Texas, and Allison Smith Lin (Jeff) of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 in Pinewood Memorial Park in Crossett with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating and under the direction of Jones Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers were Landry Strong, Aaron Strong, Jason Strong, Paxton Strong, Colby Strong, Jarred Strong, and Wes Ables.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR  71635.