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J.W. Barber

J.W. Butch Barber age 75, of Warren, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

He was born Feb. 22, 1943 in Greenville, Miss., and retired from JRMC in Pine Bluff with 38 years of service. He was a United States Navy veteran and a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Barber and Kathleen Scott Barber; one brother, Charles Sonny Barber; and one sister, Billie Baldwin.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Reba Jones Barber; one son, Jason Wayne Barber of Warren; two daughters, Rebecca Lynn Shiver and spouse Brad of Hamburg and Gail Pearson of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Ronnie Barber and spouse Evelyn of Wooster; two sisters, Joann Lovelady of Hot Springs and Charlene Gammel of White Hall; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Frazer’s Funeral Home with funeral service at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will follow in Pattsville Cemetery.


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Judy Hattaway

Judy Catherine Stanley Hattaway, 66, of Crossett died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. She was a native of Lake Providence, La.; a resident of Ashley County for the past 28 years; and a former resident of Plain Dealing, La., for many years.

She was a licensed nursing home administrator for several years, and worked at Arkansas Department of Corrections, Cummings Unit, as a counselor for the past 14 years.

She was a lifetime member of Church of Christ and a member of Church of Christ in Monticello.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Orion Hattaway; her parents, Earl and Audrey Ozelle Jones Stanley; and one brother, Gerald Stanley.

She is survived by three children, Audra Hattaway Clark and husband, Oscar, Chaz S. Hattaway and wife, Sarah, all of Hamburg and Charles Taylor Hattaway of Crossett; one brother, Richard Stanley of Gurdon; one sister, Anne Jones of Monroe, La.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Lee Elkins officiating. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah, La.

Pallbearers were Dr. Gary Stanley, Jerry Stanley, Mark Stanley, Donald Jones, Holden Rutledge, and Bill Chapman.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons.

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


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Clarence Hennington

Clarence “C.H.” Hennington, 87, of Portland, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. He was a native of Wilmot and a resident of Portland for most of his life. He was the head mechanic for Portland Farm Equipment Company, having retired after 48 years.

He served as Portland Volunteer Fire Department fire chief, was the night watchman for many years and he was a member of Portland Baptist Church for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Jessie Goff Hennington; three sisters, Liz Howell, Myrtle Temple, and Marie Harvey; and four brothers, Billy, Ray, Frankie, and Punk Hennington.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances Eddy Hennington of Portland; four sons, Johnny Hennington and wife, Vikki, of Crossett, Walter Ray Hennington and wife, Dee, of Lake Village, Frank Henry Hennington and wife, Pat, of Gainesville, Ga., and Jessie Hennington and wife, Ashley, of Greenbrier; one brother, Teddy Hennington of Petal, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Portland First Baptist Church with Bro. David Sullivan and Jerry Selby officiating. Burial was in Portland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were H.T. Cunningham, George Rutledge, Glen Reynolds, Mike Brooks, Ronnie Kelley, and Don Arensman.

Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Lawrence, Ron Miller, Curtis Rotten, Bob McCracken and Jimmy Sadler.

Memorials may be made to Portland Cemetery Association, PO Box 174, Portland, AR 71663 or to Portland Baptist Church, PO Box 86, Portland, AR 71663.

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


Rebecca Keen

Rebecca Jane Hendrix Keen, 57, of Crossett, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She was born Sept. 19, 1961, and was a member of Crossett High School’s Class of 1979. She was a former librarian at Crossett Public Library and worked as a hairstylist for many years.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Erla Jane Thurman Norrell.

She is survived by two sons, Mitch Doss of Crossett and Ben Hamilton (Sharon) of Greensboro, N.C.; one daughter, Aimee Keen of Hamburg; her father, Charles Hendrix of Danville; one brother, Bobby Hendrix (Michele) of Danville; one sister, Beverley Collier of Crossett; and one granddaughter.

No services are planned at this time.


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Arthur Wilson

Arthur “Johnny Boy” Wilson, 73, a native of Montrose and former resident of Milwaukee, Wis., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at his home. He was a member of St. Peter Baptist Church, worked as a barber for many years, and did carpentry work.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Florial Jean Slade-Wilson; his parents, Seymore and George Ann Drumgoole-Wilson; two brothers, Sam Wilson and L.B. Wilson; and three sisters, Azille Wilson, Rosie Harper, and Ella Marie Lovette.

He is survived by two daughters, Crystal Giles, of Senatobia, Miss., and Carole Jackson (Derek) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Vernell Wilson of Montrose and Elmo Wilson of Indianola, Miss.; one sister, Laura Green (Andrew) of Nashville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Service will be held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Byron Lewis officiating.

Active pallbearers are Larry Woods, Charles Bynum, Michael Wilson, Cameron McCullough, Kevin Wilson, and Nathen Simmons. Honorary pallbearers are his grandsons.

Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.