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Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Elfriede Brown, 88, of Hamburg, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Lake Village. She was a native of Germany, a resident of Hamburg for the past 58 years, a homemaker, and a member of the Lutheran faith. She was active with the Ashley County Fair Association, where she judged the Art and Garden Exhibits for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Cecil Floyd Brown; one son, John Brown; her parents, Joachim and Anna Kenner Löschner; and one brother.

She is survived by one son, Gregory “Buster” Brown of Longview, Texas; one daughter, Linda Register of Texarkana; and three grandchildren.

A private burial will be held in Centerpoint Cemetery in Drew County. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


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Ovetta Click

Ovetta Click, 85 of Crossett, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at her residence. She was a native of Mobile, Ala., but a resident of Crossett for 63 years. She was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and a retired restaurant cook.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eunis Nathaniel Click; one son, Eunis N. Click Jr.; her parents, Willie and Annie Mae Spears Williams; three sisters, Annie Lee Norwood, Virgie Dean “Red Girl” Nickerson, and Cora Mae Couser; and one brother, Charlie Williams.  

She is survived by two sons, Robert Johnson of Crossett and Rev. Stanley (Lenita) Click of Dyersburg, Tenn.; four daughters, Ruby Johnson of Mobile and Eunice Smith, Barbara Click, and Trudy (Johnny) Guy, all of Crossett; one brother, Willie Williams Jr. of Mobile; two sisters, Willie Mae Williams of Mobile and Edna Adams of Crossett; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, Jan. 18 at 3:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Click officiating.

Pallbearers were AlFredo Smith, Runtel Smith, DeAndre’ Smith, Cornelius Johnson, Percell Freeman, Marceleno Reed, Mickey Reed, and Perry Johnson. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.


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Flora Johnson

Flora Scarlet Johnson, 79, of Crossett, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Gardner Nursing and Rehab Center in Star City. She was born June 21, 1941, and was raised on a South Arkansas Delta farm while attending school in Wilmot.

She and her husband owned and operated two flooring stores in Canton, Texas, before she became a licensed practical nurse working Crossett Leisure Lodge. 

She was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church where she previously sang in the choir.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Issac Franklin and Flora Nell Booher Scroggins; her husband of 48 years, Carlos Ray Johnson; one granddaughter, Ashlie Patrick Block; three siblings, Nellie Scroggins, Joseph Scroggins, and Issac Scroggins Jr.; and one infant sister.

She is survived by one daughter, Pamela Dickson (Huey) of Crossett; one son, David Johnson (Melissa) of Crossett; three siblings, Billy Scroggins (Betty) of Monticello and Annie Scroggins and Jimmy Scroggins, both of Crossett; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 in Parkdale Cemetery with Pastor Robin Allen officiating. 

Pallbearers were Kevin Johnson, Alex Johnson, Drew Dickson, Huey Dickson, David Patrick, and Luke Saucier.

Services were entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.


Danny Jordan

Danny Ray Jordan, age 78, of Crossett and Monticello, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. He was born Nov. 6, 1942, in Monticello and was a 1961 graduate of Drew Central High School. He worked for 43 years at Georgia Pacific Paper Company, retiring in 2005. He was a former member of Meridian Baptist Church in Crossett where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher for many years before moving his membership to Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Jack E. Jordan Sr. and Maude Boone Jordan; five brothers, Adrian, Bobby, Gary, Alvin, and Jack; and two sisters, Jewel Hargis and Lela Gavin.

Survivors included his wife of 58 years, Glynda Searcy Jordan; one daughter, Tammy Jordan of Crossett; one son, Mark Jordan of Bentonville; one sister, Shelby Williams of Monticello; three grandchildren; and three sisters-in-laws, Marie Jordan, Francis Jordan, and Jane Jordan.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Hickory Grove Cemetery with Pastor David Jacks officiating.

Pallbearers are Jason Savage, Kevin Jordan, Josh Martin, Spencer Griffin, and Ryan Watson.


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Claude Lum

Claude Alford Lum, 81, a lifelong resident of Bastrop, La., died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at his home. He was born May 9, 1939, worked as a stocker for many years at local grocery stores such as Piggly Wiggly in Crossett and Safeway in Bastrop, and was a member of The Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Nancy Collier Lum, and two sisters, Dianne Mann and his infant sister, Clodene Lum.

He is survived by three sisters, Shirley Johnson and husband, Anthony, Juanell Smith and husband, Eddy, and Agnes Harris and husband, G.W., all of Bastrop.

A celebration of life graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 in Hickory Grove Cemetery in South Crossett with Bro. Carvin Adams officiating.

Pallbearers were Nick Amos, Mike Carter, Greg Little, Anthony Smith, Ray Smith, and Stephen Middlebrooks.


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Ashley Meeks

Ashley Shane Meeks, 48, of Crossett, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Lonoke County. He was a native of and was raised in the Milo community outside of Hamburg and a 1990 graduate of Fountain Hill High School. He worked for Ace Sign Company in Little Rock for the past four years and had formerly worked for Georgia-Pacific Plywood for 15 years. He was a member of South Main Baptist Church and coached baseball.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Teresa Runion Meeks; one sister, Staci Meeks; his former father-in-law, Jim Stephenson; and his former mother-in-law and father-in-law, Neil and Vaisa Honeck.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Carr Stanley Meeks of Little Rock; two daughters, Zoe Meeks and Allie Meeks, both of West Monroe, La.; one son, Taylor Meeks of Collinston, La.; one step-son, Brock Rice of West Monroe; his parents, Randall and Kitty Roberson Meeks of Crossett; and three brothers, Pete Meeks of Crossett, his twin, Shawn Meeks and wife, Missy, of Sterlington, La., and Blake Meeks and wife, Anell, of Hamburg.

Graveside services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 in Egypt Cemetery with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating. Pallbearers are Zack Meeks, Chase Meeks, Brad Blankenship, Cayden Meeks, Landon Meeks, Braxton Meeks, and Preston Meeks. 

Honorary pallbearers are Gary Williamson, Brad McGhee, Scotty Richardson, Scott Parker, Johnny Richardson, Reagan Rush, Reuben Rush, Matt Roberson, Robert Rush, James Robert Meeks, Kevin Chavis, Lance McGhee, Craig Handly, B.J. Rice, Jordan Rice, and David Wilkerson.

Memorials may be sent to Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church, 310 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646. 

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


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Billy Ray Moore

Billy Ray Moore, age 67 of Wilmot, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at Southeast Arkansas Medical Center in El Dorado. He was an employee of the City of Wilmot maintenance department and a member of Morning Star Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Willie Mae Vine Moore; four brothers, Ladell Moore, Don Moore, Joe Moore, and Harvey Moore; and five sisters, Virginia Moore, Betty Moore, Dorothy Moore, Maydell Moore, and Willie Ruth Everett. 

He is survived by one son, Kendrick Woods (Deangela) of Bastrop, La.; one daughter, Keenya Davis of Kansas City, Mo.; five brothers, Henry Moore (Beulah), Robert Moore (Shirley), James Moore (Francis), and Charles Moore, all of Kansas City, Mo.; four sisters, Versie Mae Houston, Mary Jean Smith, Tommie Lee Moore, and Katie Allison, all of Wilmot; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. on the campus of Union Baptist Church, 305 S. Church St., Wilmot, with Rev. Albert Fenceroy officiating.

Burial was in St. Martha Cemetery and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Hubert Ray Smith, Kenneth Smith, Paul Strickland, Anthony Ruff, Paris Woods, and Robert Penn.


Travon Thompson

Travon Rondrrickous Thompson, age 27 of Crossett, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. He was a native of Hamburg and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Easter Mae and Hershely Thompson.

He is survived by his mother, Laturjia “Tonya” Thompson-Lewis of Crossett; his father, Eddie Dewayne Hobbs of Loveland, Co.; five sisters, Akasha Jnea Greene, husband Antwone, of Ruston, La., Dajva Desha Daniels of Sterlington, La., Valenia Bryant of Bastrop, La., Trinity Young of Decatur, Ga., and E’Dinah Hobbs of Winder, Ga.; his maternal grandparents, Darlene Downs of Hamburg and James Colbert of Atlanta, Ga.; and his paternal grandparents, Wilmar Jean Hobbs of Collinston, La., and James Thomas Jones of Bastrop.

A graveside service was held Monday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. in Phillip Grove Cemetery and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers were Byron Anderson, Rashaud Williams, James Barron, Trey Miller, Geo Howard III, Robert Thomas, and Dontavius Moore.