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F.K. Bradshaw Jr.

Foyce Kenneth “F.K.” Bradshaw Jr., 84 of Hamburg, died in his sleep Jan. 19, 2021, while in hospice care. 

He was born in 1937 and was a graduate of Columbia (Tenn.) Military Academy. He later attended University of Alabama and University of Arkansas at Monticello.

He worked as a farmer in South Arkansas and was one of the first farmers to include catfish as a crop.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ettie and Foice Bradshaw, and an infant sister, Mary Margaret. 

Survivors include three children, Ken Bradshaw and wife Beverly of Monticello, Deedra Bradshaw Berkemeyer of Hot Springs Village, Kirk Bradshaw of Little Rock and New York City; and their mother, Donna Meyer Bradshaw-Robb; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family has chosen to have a private graveside memorial. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. 

Memorials may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org) or Carti Cancer Center in Little Rock (https://carti.ejoinme.org/donate).


Lucille Johnson

Lucille Johnson, age 92 of Hamburg, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and worked at Hamburg Shirt Factory for over 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.O. Johnson; one daughter, Carolyn Pugh Jacob; her parents, Columbus Wimbley and Almeda Randoulph; one sister, Charlie Mae Ran; and one brother, Jerry Wimbley.

She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn F. Bolar of Hamburg; one son, Adolphus Foster of Hamburg; 10 grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home with Bishop Alfonzo Madden officiating. 

Pallbearers were Quandarius Brewer, Alvin Brewer, Jesse Cook, Carl Lewis, Shuron Jenkins, and Clyde Leonard.

Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Hamburg and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.


Tootsie Oden

Tootsie Oden, 93, of Crossett, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. She was born in Collins on May 17, 1927, and was a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God Church until her senior years. She taught Children’s Church and Sunday school over the years and participated in the women’s ministry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dock Oden; her mother, Jewel Dean Rowe; one son, John Oden; three sisters, Gladys Boone, Lucille Nealey, and Bernice Walters; and three grandchildren, LeAnna Frisby Markham, LaDerrell Frisby, and Christopher Wilson.

She is survived by three children, Alice Frisby of Huttig, Barbara Mays and husband, Jim, of Mt. Ida, and Fredie Oden and wife, Monica, of Bastrop, La.; one sister, Clarice Caldwell and husband, Harold, of Monticello; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service was held in Eden Cemetery Saturday, Jan. 23, with Bro. Justin Uselton officiating and under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.


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Rose Taylor

Rose Marie Taylor, 58, native and resident of Hamburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 at her residence. She was a former resident of Crossett and Monroe, La., and worked as a legal secretary. She attended Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one son, David Taylor; her father, Gerald Taylor; and her stepfather, Harold Hollis.

She is survived by her mother, Ilene Kelley Hollis of Hamburg; one sister, Charlotte Margolis and husband, Michael, of La Vergne, Tenn.; one brother, John Dye of Crossett; and two half-brothers, Gerald Taylor Jr. and Jay Taylor, both of Crossett.

A private funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Richard West officiating. A private burial was in Flat Creek Cemetery.

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


Lawrence Tippie

Lawrence Tippie, age 93, of Hamburg died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was a native of Wilmot, a retiree of Georgia Pacific Paper Mill, a member of Soldiers Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a veteran of the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean Tippie; his parents, William and Annie Bartley Tippie; one brother, Rile Tippie; and three sisters, Mildred Mays, Bernice Foster, and Doris Jean Scott.

He is survived by three sons, Lawrence Tippie Jr. (wife Phyllis) of Desoto, Texas, and Larry Tippie (wife Monica) and Utroy Tippie, both of Hamburg; one daughter, Jacqueline Gibson; three brothers, Leslie Tippie of Bastrop, La., Charles Paskel (wife Pamela) of Hamburg, and Wallace Thomas (wife Cibil) of Fantana, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home with Bishop Alfonzo Madden officiating. 

Pallbearers were Carl Lewis, Robert Thompson, Terry Rucker, Shuron Jenkins, and Walter Jenkins.

Burial was in Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Hamburg and under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.


Lisa White

Lisa Ann Ginnett White, 52, of Crossett, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born on June 25, 1968, in Stuttgart and grew up in El Dorado where she graduated high school in 1986.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Ann Ginnett; one brother, Jimmy Ginnett; and her father-in-law and his wife, Walter and Linda White.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Kevin Lee White of Crossett; two daughters, Hollie Ott and husband, Eric, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Genny White of Crossett; her father, James Ginnett Sr. of Crossett; mother-in-law, Cynthia Holland of Crossett; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Methodist church in Fountain Hill. All attendees will be required to wear face masks.