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Charlie Courson

Charlie Frank Courson, 80, of Crossett, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at his home. He was born in Crossett on Jan. 31, 1940 and graduated from Crossett High School before serving in the Army National Guard. He retired from Georgia Pacific after a 23-year career as a crane operator in the woodyard. 

For several years, he and his wife owned and operated a convenience store in Harrison before opening the “C&C Kwik Stop.” He was a member of Beulahland Assembly of God Church, the Cattleman’s Association, and the Bradley and Drew County Co-ops.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Burl and Annie Lou Byrd Courson; four siblings, Scott Courson, Melba Murphy, Robbie Cannon, and Lexie Courson; and in-laws Archie and Verlee Jenkins.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Candace Courson of Crossett; two daughters, Tammy Farmer (Brian) of Crossett and Gena Brown (Bruce) of North Little Rock; two sons, Rusty Courson (Shannon) of Bentonville and Mickey Courson (Amy) of Crossett; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 in Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Ricky Tyler and Bro. Rich Murphy officiating.

Pallbearers were Joe King, Justin Chumley, Rob Moffatt, Drew Courson, Danny Courson, and Andy Riels.

Honorary pallbearers were Earl Carter and Dan Courson.

Services were entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

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Paula Goyne

Paula Hathaway Goyne, 82, of Hamburg died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at her residence. She was born and raised in Hamburg and was a 1956 graduate of Hamburg High School. She was a former resident of Branson, Mo., and Alexandria, La. She was a mail carrier in Hamburg for a number of years, and she worked as a craftsman at Engler Block in Branson. She was a member of Hot Springs Village First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther E. Goyne, and her parents, Otto and Pauline Roark Hathaway.

She is survived by three sons, Steven Harriman and wife, Stacey, of Hamburg, Corey Harriman and wife, Candace, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Craig Harriman and wife, Misty, of Southlake, Texas; one stepson, Stephan Goyne and wife, Lindsey, of San Francisco, Calif.; one sister, Zandra Cheeseman and husband, Kyle, of West Monroe, La.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 in Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Ty Danielson officiating. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105. 

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

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Janie Quimby

Janie Lorene Miles Quimby, age 72 of Crossett died Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at Ashley County Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, a U.S. Postal Service retiree, and a member of Zion Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Quimby; her parents, C.M. and Lorene Miles; three brothers, Ray C. Miles, C.M. Miles Jr., and Carl Cumella; and three sisters, Betty Mae Maxwell, Jo Ann Barr, and Brenda Robinson.

She is survived by six sons, Sgt. Ernest Cutchall, wife Teresa of Atlanta, Texas, Scott Cutchall, wife Wendy of Conway, Lee Cutchall, wife Helen of Swansea, Mass., James Farrish and Michael Farrish, both of Crossett, and Donald Wayne Quimby of Hobbs, N.M.; two daughters, Kimberly Rice, husband Charley of Monroe, La., and Sonya Watkins, husband John of Duncanville, Texas; two brothers, David Miles of Lonoke and Stetson Stevens of Crossett; two sisters, Carolyn Bentley, husband Leon of Fountain Hill and Nancy Taunton of Crossett; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. in Zion Cemetery with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating. 

Active pallbearers were Stetson Stevens, Evan Cutchall, Billy Lambert, Brett Henry, Donald Hensley, and Darryl Hensley.

Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Chavis, Jarred Files, and Jim Campbell.

Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Betty Smith

Betty Jo Smith, 80, of Sherwood, formerly of Crossett, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 at Sherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a native of Parkdale, a former employee of Hamburg Shirt Factory, and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one son, Darford Lee Williams; her mother, Elizabeth Gray; two brothers, Thomas Smith Sr. and Lee Tom McGee; and two sisters, Yvonne McGee and Jacqueline Smith.

She is survived by three sons, Arnold Williams of Los Angeles, Calif., Ernest Sanders, wife Kim, of Little Rock, and Thomas Sanders, wife Sharon, of North Little Rock; two brothers, James “Pap” Smith of Crossett and Napoleon Smith Jr., wife Mattie, of Monroe, La.; two sisters, Jerline Bunton, husband Willie, and Marion Regina Jones, husband Ronnie, both of Monroe; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. in Westview Cemetery with Pastor Jessie Radford officiating.

A walk through viewing will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Paula Yanez

Paula Esquivel Yanez, 63, of Montrose, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Pine Bluff. She was a native of Jalpan Queretro, Mexico and a resident of Montrose for the past 20 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Village.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jose Esquivel.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Emelio Yanez of Montrose; three sons, Emelio Yanez Jr. of Boydell, Gustavo Yanez of Snyder, and Mateo Yanez of Mexico; her mother, Susana Esquivel of Mexico; four brothers, Ignacio Esquivel of Snyder and Cathalino Esquivel, Pablo Esquivel and Cliofas Esquivel all of Mexico; one sister, Lazara Hernandez of Mexico; and nine grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 in Hamburg Cemetery with Father Stephen Hart as celebrant. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

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