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Scott McDonald

Scott McDonald, 50, of Crossett, died Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Ashley County Medical Center. He was born on May 11, 1971, and was a 1989 graduate of Crossett High School and a member of Second Baptist Church of Crossett.

He worked as a stocker at Wal-Mart Supercenter, and he previously worked as a certified nursing assistant for Leisure Lodge and at various convenient stores.

He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip McDonald.

He is survived by his mother, Mae Bossert McDonald of Crossett; one brother, Robert McDonald of Fort Worth, Texas; and one adopted sister, June Terry Zheng of Laramie, Wy.

Arrangements were under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett. No services are planned at this time.


Shaffie Miller

Shaffie Davone Miller, age 44 and a lifelong resident of Crossett died Monday, May 17, 2021 at her home. She a store cashier and a member of Hunter’s Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Glenda Faye Simpson, and one brother, Christopher Haynes. 

She is survived by two sons, Christopher Duke II of Crossett and Jeremy Hampton of Monticello; her father, Larry Miller of Crossett; two brothers, Larry Miller Jr. of Crossett and Marlon Alonzo Gilliam of San Diego, Calif.; and four sisters, Talisha Simpson of Crossett, Laresha Lewis of Oaklawn, Calif., Vercolia Brown of Kileen, Texas, and Latashia Webb Dye (Dennis) of Hot Spring Village.

Graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 21 in Quinn Cemetery with Rev. Falana Hubbard officiating. 

Honorary pallbearers were Jerry, Lee Marvin and Nathan Miller, Donte Malone, Dramus Howell and Mickey Reed Jr.

Service were under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.


Carmen Mondragon

Carmen Mondragon, 68, of Hamburg, died Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Little Rock. She was a native of Zacapu, Michoacan, Mexico, and a resident of Hamburg for 27 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Antoniano Trujillo and Teresa Chavez, two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Cruz Mondragon; four sons, Antonio Mondragon, Odilon Mondragon, Fidel Mondragon and Seberino Mondragon, all of Hamburg; six daughters, Euliala Mondragon and Rosaria Mondragon, both of Mexico, and Maria Mondragon, Edelmira Mondragon, Griselda Mondragon and Maricruz Mondragon, all of Hamburg; three brothers, Octabiano Trujillo, Manuel Trujillo and Roman Trujillo; two sisters, Silvino Trujillo and Antonia Trujillo, all of Mexico; 44 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 25 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Stephen Hart as Celebrant. Burial was in Hamburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Melchor Mondragon, Octaviano Mondragon, Cruz Mondragon, Gavino Mondragon, Adrian Mondragon and Ivan Mondragon.

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


Mary Rice

Mary Louise Rice, 85, of Crossett, died Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Stonegate Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Portland, on Oct. 5, 1935, and was a 1953 graduate of Drew Central High School, a 1957 graduate of Arkansas A&M College, and a 1975 graduate from Northeast Louisiana University where she earned a master’s degree in elementary education.

For over 30 years she taught elementary school in Crossett. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers’ sorority and of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lem and Iris Ludene Bishop Collins.

Survived include her husband of 60 years, Charles Eugene Rice, Sr. of Crossett; one daughter, Kim Bundrick (Robert) of Shreveport, La.; one son, Charley Rice (Kim) of Monroe, La.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22 at Medders Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating followed by burial in Crossroads Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Stinson Bundrick, Stephen Bundrick, Logan Usery, Quint Couey, Leroy Lalumandier, Lee Sullivan, and Roger Nutt.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock AR 72202-3591, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.


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Tiffany Sadler

Tiffany B. Sadler, 42, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at her residence. She was a native of Greenville, Miss., a former resident of Wilmot, and a 1996 graduate of Hamburg High School.

She was a homemaker and a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vance Sadler, and one sister, Michele Sadler Everett.

She is survived by one son, Peyton Sadler; her mother, Betty Reed Sadler; one sister, Becky Haynes and husband, Mark, all of Hamburg; and two brothers, Loyd Sadler and wife, Kathy, of Lake Village and Michael Williams and wife, Gwen, of Parkdale.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21 in Wilmot Cemetery with Bro. Josh Luellen and Bro. Philip Bowles officiating. 

Honorary pallbearers were Robby McCain, Jay Grice, Blake Williams and Rusty Reed. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, PO Box 28, Hamburg, AR 71646.

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


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Charles Summers

Charles Ronald Summers, 76, of Hamburg, died Thursday, May 20, 2021, at his residence. He was a native of Snyder and a graduate of Hamburg High School. He was a truck driver for 47 years and a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Crossett. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Bonnie Trantham Summers; one daughter, Nicole Summers Cannon Wallace; his parents, William David Summers and Bonnie Elton Hamilton; one brother, Johnny Summers; two half-brothers, Glen Hamilton and Lamar Hamilton; and two half-sisters, Debbie Hamilton and JoEllen Hamilton.

He is survived by one son, Mark Summers and wife, Kriss, of Hamburg; one half-brother, Steven Hamilton of Crossett; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. 


Ruthie Tabson

Ruthie Mae Tabson, age 84, of Lake Village died Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Lake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center. She was a native of Parkdale, a homemaker, and a member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Lake Village.

She was preceded in death by four sons, Eugene and Henry Downs, William Henderson and George Edward Hester; her parents, Leander and Ozell Williams-Godfrey; one brother, Percy Godfrey; one sister, Mable Stanley; and one great-grandson, Tyler Ashford.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Tabson; three sons, Timmy Downs of Hamburg, Jimmy Downs of Lake Village and Earnest Downs (Dorothy) of Little Rock; six daughters, Linda Downs of Little Rock, Diane Keith (John) of Jonesboro, Ga., Rinda Collins (Calester) of Round Rock, Texas, Marshay Bell of Houston, Texas, Patricia Hester of Bonita, La., and Vera McJoy (Ceante) of Lake Village; 31 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Service was held Saturday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church in Lake Village with Rev. E.C. Allen and Rev. Arthur Haney officiating and followed by burial in Zion Hill Cemetery in Parkdale. 

Pallbearers were Edward Hester, Timmy Downs Jr., Josh Downs, Earnest Downs Jr., Kedrick Mitchell and Daudre Parker.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons and nephews.

Service was under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.