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Dorothy Farmer-Johnson

Dorothy Farmer-Johnson, 75, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at North Little Rock Baptist Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Martinville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Fulton Dewain Johnson; two sons, Michael Patrick and Tommy Eugene Johnson; one daughter, Barbara Lowery; her parents, Willie Ed Farmer and Ellemae Graves-Bell; three brothers, Tommy, Buddy, and Billy; and two sisters, Erma Jean Lewis and Velma Ruth Holdcraft-Bates.

She is survived by four sons, Danny Johnson, Eddie Johnson, wife Judy, and Rodney Johnson, all of Hamburg, and Jason Johnson, wife Joy, of Monticello; one daughter, Julie Coulter, husband Ronny, of Hamburg; one son-in-law, Arthur Lowery of Hamburg; 18 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. in Judson Cemetery and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Gulledge officiating. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.

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Ruthie Keys

Ruthie Lee Keys, 84, of Montrose, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 at North East Arkansas Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. She was a native of Eudora but lived in Montrose for many years, a homemaker, and a member of Brown Temple Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lillie Allen-Williams, and one sister, Letha Wade.

She is survived by one son, Earnest Williams of Portland, and one brother, Lovell Allen (Janice) of Lake Village.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cromwell Funeral Home.

No services are planned for this time.

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Inell Mayfield

Inell Mayfield, 67, of Wilmot, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at Alexander. She was a lifelong resident of Wilmot, a retiree from Georgia Pacific Plywood, and a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Carlee Jackson; two brothers, Willie Powell and John Albert Clayborn; six sisters, Tina Gaston, Marie Griffen, Mable Willis, Rita Jackson, Raynell Jackson, and Otha Nell Jackson.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Kevin Mayfield; two sons, Rodney O’Nell Dean (Tracy) of San Diego, Calif., and Kevin Mayfield Jr. of Dallas, Texas; five daughters, Mashona D. Jackson of Alexander, Lajuana D. Jackson and LaTrice D. Dean, both of Little Rock, Felicia Mayfield of Jacksonville, and Christy Jackson of Hamburg; one brother, William F. Jackson (Debbie) of Wilmot; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. in Second Baptist Cemetery in Wilmot with Rev. Albert Fenceroy officiating and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Arthur “Dale” Myers

Arthur “Dale” Myers, 71, of Crossett, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Little Rock. 

He was born Dec. 24, 1948, was a Baptist and a lifelong resident of Ashley County.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the 59th Battalion in Germany and as a generator operator at the Nike Missile Base, a motor pool mechanic, and a personal driver for USO celebrities.

He was an electrician, a heavy equipment operator, and a plumber. He completed the industrial plant process course at University of Arkansas at Monticello and worked for Anthony Construction, Knights Electric, and Wilbur Austin as an equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, LD Myers Sr. and Dessie Hughes Myers, and one brother, LD Myers Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Anita Joiner Myers of Crossett; four sons, Stephen Myers (April) and Michael Taunton (Kimberly) of Crossett, Patrick Myers (Loleta) of Hamburg, and Murry Myers (Carol) also of Crossett; one daughter, Melanie Foote of West Monroe, La.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 in Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Mike Griffith and Bro. James Fleming officiating. 

Services were entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

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Phillip Pennington 

Phillip Wayne Pennington, 80, of Crossett died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.

He was born in Crossett on May 31, 1940 and graduated from Crossett High School in 1958.

He attended University of Arkansas at Monticello before receiving his doctorate of dental surgery degree (DDS) from University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for over two years in Boston, Mass. 

For many years, he served the families of Ashley County from his private dentistry practice in Crossett, and thereafter in the Wilmot and Dermott Mainline Health System Clinics. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip Delton and Jayne Kelley Pennington; one brother, Jerry Mac Pennington; and one sister, Colen Joyce Pennington Burke.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janice Carolyn Johnson Pennington; one daughter, Shelly Barnett and her husband, Todd, of Houston, Texas; one brother, Bobby Carrel Pennington and his wife Sadie, of Hamburg; and four grandchildren. 

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 in Crossroads Cemetery in Crossett with his brother, Dr. Bobby Pennington, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Services were entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

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Dorothy Spencer

Dorothy Elizabeth Spencer, 98, of Fountain Hill, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was a native of Monroe, La., a homemaker, a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church, and a member of Faith Chapter 197 Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Henry Spencer Sr.; two sons, Lee Andrew Kelley and Willie Charles Spencer; two daughters, Ruby Lee Spencer and Lois Hudson; her parents, George and Dellie Hill; three brothers, William Grayson, Ellie Moy Jr., and Julius Hill; and three sisters, Ruby Lewis, Elmira William, and Willie Mae Byrd.

She is survived by one son, Jim Henry Spencer Jr., wife Mae, of Bastrop, La.; one daughter, Ollie Spencer of Bastrop; 42 grandchildren; and 100 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was held Friday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. in H.V. Adams Cemetery in Bastrop with Bishop Alfonso Madden officiating and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons, Ulish Haynes Jr., Roosevelt Jones Sr., Robert Douglas, Andrew Spencer, Corey Spencer, Travis Dovall, Travorea Young, Maurice Spencer, and Rodney Harrell.

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Robert Wilcox

Robert Scott Wilcox, 38, of Crossett, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. He was a lifelong resident of Crossett and worked as a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Robert Wilcox; his paternal grandparents, Don and Manthy Wilcox; and his maternal grandmother, Diann Wilcox.

He is survived by one son, Colten Wilcox of Crossett; one daughter, Daisy Wilcox of Crossett; his mother, Julie Ann Rivera-Barton, husband Richard, of Bryant; his maternal grandfather, Don Modee of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three sisters, Rebecca Casillas (J.J.) of Bastrop, La., Mandie Adams (Brian) of Hamburg, and Samantha Wilcox of Crossett.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cromwell Funeral Home.

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