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Mary Vestal

Mary Scopas Vestal, 76, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Monticello. She was a native of Detroit, Mich., and a resident of Hamburg for the past 44 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Reed Vestal; her parents, James and Lola Kachiroubus Scopas; and one sister, Elaine Scopas.

She is survived by one son, Nick Chenos and wife, Susan, of Hamburg; one daughter, Tracie Jo Pamplin and husband, Johnny, of Nashville; one sister, Georgia Papas and husband, Tasos, of California; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18 in Flat Creek Cemetery with Bro. Josh Luellen officiating. 

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


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William White Sr.

William Ervin White Sr., 71, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Star City. He was born in Fountain Hill on Goose Holler Hill and was a resident of Hamburg for the past 51 years.

He graduated from Drew Central High School in 1967 and was a member of the Arkansas National Guard for seven years. He worked as a lineman for Arkansas Power and Light/Entergy, retiring after 35 years, then took up driving a log truck after he retired. He was a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Leslie and Helen Malissa Garrison White; one brother, James Kevin White; and one sister, Joan Williams.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Riley White of Hamburg; one son, William Ervin White Jr., and wife, Felicia, of Hamburg; two daughters, Teresa Morgan of Lake Village and Stephanie Rogers and husband, Joe, of Monticello; one brother, J.L. White and wife, Martha, of Cabot; one sister, Marilyn Evans of Jacksonville; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Promise Land Cemetery pavilion with Bro. Josh Luellen and Bro. Trey Emory officiating. Burial was in Promise Land Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Dillion, Jimmy Stell, Johnny Kilcrease, Dewey “Scutter” Kilcrease, Blaine “B-Buddy” Kilcrease, Bobby Shockley, Ernie Hennington, Steve Collins, Larry Collins, Willard “Cathead” Erwin, Sam Pope, Dale Lauhon, and Charles “Bull” Wells.

Memorials may be sent to Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Lindsey Brooks, 427 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR 71646.

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

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