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Jacqueline Miller

Jacqueline Laverne "Fat Momma" Miller, 64, of Crossett, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at her home. 

She was a lifelong resident of Crossett and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she served as chairman of the kitchen ministry.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Amos Miller; her parents, Eugene and Carrie B. Newton; one sister, Patricia Ann Newton; and one brother, Raymond Newton. 

She is survived by three sons, Derrell Newton (Chasity), Damon Johnson, and Dwight Johnson (Shante), all of Crossett; four brothers, Norman Newton, Herman Newton (Toyce), and Danny Newton, all of Crossett, and Waymond Newton (Pamela), of Monroe, La.; five sisters, Flora Bea Rowe (Frank) of Texarkana, Texas, Dorothy Cann, of Dallas, Texas, and Beatrice Jasper (Bobby), Karen Moore (Tommy), and Christie Lindsey (Corey), all of Crossett; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Service was Friday, Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield and Pastor Jesse Radford officiating. Burial was in West View Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Zachary Collins, Mark Newton, Rodrick Newton, Byron Jasper, Charles Cann, and Tommy Moore Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were members of New Bethel Kitchen Ministry.


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Frances Wilson

Frances B. Wilson, 87, of Portland, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. She was a native and lifelong resident of Portland, worked for Farm Equipment Company and Gus Pugh & Sons Gin for 25 years, and was a member of Portland United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Amanda Maxwell; her parents, Dave and Lydia Jane Estes Hackett; two half-sisters, Estelle Crawford and Mary Breedlove; and one half-brother, Cecil Peoples.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Bill Wilson of Portland; two children, Angie Maxwell of Hot Springs and Perry Wilson and wife, Cecilia, of Hollis; one brother, Henry Dave Hackett of Dermott; three sisters, Bea Mazzanti of Lake Village, Vaughter Glover of McGehee and Sylvia Pierce of Hamburg; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Hilton Lane and Bro. James Thompson officiating. Burial was in Portland Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bruce Smith, Allen Chandler, Joey White, Clifton Barry, Mike Brooks and Dave Hackett Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were David Holt, Donnie Goodwin, Leyden Pugh and Douglas Crane.

Memorials may be made to Amanda Leigh Maxwell Scholarship Fund, PO Box 548, Crossett, AR 71635; Portland United Methodist Church, PO Box 400, Portland, AR 71663; or Portland Cemetery Association, PO Box 174, Portland, AR 71663.

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