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William “Bill” Britton

William Roudet “Bill” Britton, 68, of Pampa, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 in Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Stevens officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

He was born Oct. 23, 1952 in Shreveport, La., and attended Pampa High School and Clarendon College.

He was a paperboy for the Pampa News, worked in the oilfield, at Sherwin-Williams, at Levi Strauss, and many other jobs across the country. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, P.R. and Louisa Britton.

He is survived by one sister, Mary Cantrell and her husband Tom of Pampa.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1981, Pampa, TX 79066.

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Patsy Curran

Patsy Sledge Curran, 74, of Crossett, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. She was a native of Isola, Miss., and a resident of Crossett for the past 58 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, where she taught the adult Sunday school class and was active in the Women’s Ministry.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Sam Curran; one son, Kevin Curran; her parents, Jasper David and Bonnie Lee Myers Sledge; and three sisters, Hazel Strickland, Ollie Faye Berdeaux, and JoAnn Aguillard.

She is survived by one son, Keith Curran and wife, Rhonda, of Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Darlene Jackson and husband, Walter, of Crossett; one daughter-in-law, Belinda Greene Curran of Crossett; two sisters, Nancy Brown Wallace and husband, Marvin, of Crossett and Linda Harrison of Columbus, Ga.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 in Carlock Cemetery with Bro. David Williams officiating. Pallbearers are Josh Curran, Cole Curran, Dustin Curran, Slade Curran, D.J. Bussell, and Ronnie McDonald.

Honorary pallbearers are Charles Berryman, Kenneth Knight, Carlton Maxwell, Doug Piker, and Bryan Bolin. 

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

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Jerome Davis

Jerome P. Davis, 52, of Crossett, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 at his residence. He was a native of Vallejo, Calif., was self-employed in the landscaping business, and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. Peep and Oralee Anita Phillips-Davis.

He is survived by two sisters, Lawana Davis-Mock, husband Lee, of Crossett and Tiffany Davis-Taylor, husband Eric, of Sacramento, Calif.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  

Arrangements were entrusted to Cromwell Funeral Home.

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Linda Emory

Linda Gayle Emory, 73, of Crossett, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at Somerset Senior Living Center of Crossett. She was born June 26, 1947, and graduated from Crossett High School in 1965.

She was a licensed cosmetologist and worked at Castelana Salon before opening and operating The Pine Cove for the next 24 years.

She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and First Baptist Church of Crossett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lamar Marter and Myrtle Neel Hughes.  

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dan C. Emory; three daughters, Sharla Emory of Little Rock, Leigh Emory Carter (Jim) of Crossett, and Lauren Emory Richard (Mike) of Crossett; one sister, Marla Carithers (Larry) of Fort Worth, Texas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Hickory Grove Cemetery in South Crossett with Bro. Jerry Grant officiating.

Pallbearers are David Stephenson, Ronnie Joe Dykes, Jim Carter, Mike Richard, Chris Carithers, Jonah Richard, and Creed Carter.

Honorary pallbearers are Larry Carithers, Lamar Hill, Chuck Allen, Thad Lloyd, and Wayne Neel.

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David Harbour

David Earl Harbour, 80, of Crossett, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at his home. He was born in El Dorado on July 9, 1940. He was a 1958 graduate of Parkers Chapel High School and honorably served in the United States Army Security Agency in Germany during the Vietnam era.

He worked for 41 years with Georgia Pacific and retired as a multicraft mechanic and construction supervisor.

He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Crossett, a Gideon for over 35 years, and a four-term Crossett City Council member.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Ellen Blakney Harbour; one son, James Calvin Harbour; two brothers, O.A. and Dale Harbour; and two sisters, Della Peeples and Fannie Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Harbour of Crossett; one son, Tim Harbour, and wife, Melinda, of Lamesa, Texas; one daughter, Debra Harbour of Crossett; one sister, Ann McWhorter of Frisco, Texas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Pinewood Memorial Park with Pastor Jamie Staley officiating. 

Honorary pallbearers were the Gideons from the Crossett-Hamburg Camp.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the local Gideons Camp, PO Box 83, Crossett AR 71635.

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Lisa Hudson

Lisa Banks Hudson, 50, of Fountain Hill, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at her residence. She was a native of and was raised in Crossett and graduated in 1988 from Crossett High School. She was a homemaker, a member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church, and a former member of Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and vacation bible school.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Leigh Hudson.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Larry Hudson of Fountain Hill; one daughter, Danielle Hudson Kreamalmyer and husband, Lance; her parents, Dennis and Marti Shaw Banks, all of Crossett; one brother, Shannon Banks and wife, Stephanie, of West Monroe, La.; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Donnie Dubose officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are Timmy Pullin, Kevin Chavis, Alan Chavis, Timmy Chavis, Justen Hudson, Dax Bolin, Wade White, Adam Parks, Johnny Williams, Bryan Hudson, Doug Hudson, Jim Hudson, Wade Barnett, and Greg White.

Memorials may be sent to Prairie Grove Benefit Trail Ride, c/o Janice Lloyd, 1051 Goose Hollow Road, Hamburg, AR  71646. 

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

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James Land

James Lamar Land, 75, of Crossett, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.  He was a native of Portland and a resident of Crossett for the past 50 years. 

He graduated from Portland High School and worked for Georgia-Pacific Corporation Paper Mill for 41 years, having retired in 2007.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ola Hudson Land; one daughter, Kathryn “Kathy” Land Brown; and his parents, Sam and Elise Morris Land.

He is survived by one daughter, Susie Haseloff and husband, Robert, of Brandon, Miss.; two sons, James Land Jr. and wife, Casey, of Crossett and Gregory Winn and wife, Nicole, of Strong; one brother, Sammy Land Jr. and wife, Helen, of Montrose; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 in Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Farrell Breshears officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are J.D. White, Russ Meeks, Jim Culp, Mike Emanuele, Bill Ferguson, Eric Brown, and James Morris.

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

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Patsy “Pat” Owens

Patsy “Pat” Rose Combs Owens, 84, of Crossett, died Oct. 31, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital Hospice following complications from a broken hip.

She was born Feb. 29, 1936, in El Dorado. She graduated from Pine Bluff High School and worked as a secretary for Bemis Bag Company in Crossett.

She was a homemaker and a member of Crossett Junior Auxiliary, where she served as vice president. She also served as president of Anderson Elementary Parent Teacher Association. 

She was the owner of Pat’s Many Splendid Things and later opened the Trieschmann House Bed and Breakfast. 

She was the first woman president of Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce. She served many years on the Crossett Retail Merchants Committee. She served on the Ashley County Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors, Southeast Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, Crossett Youth Center, Ashley County Heart Association as chairman, and the Crossett Committee on Education.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett, at times taught high school girls Training Union and fifth grade Sunday school, and was a member of the church flower committee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Cornelius Combs and Linnie Josephine Cessor Combs, and one brother, Charles John Combs.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Herman Owens of Crossett; three children, Rick Owens and wife, Cheryl, of Crossett, Rusty Owens and wife, Dana, of Lake Charles, La., and Misty Huerkamp and husband, Deron, of Arkadelphia; and four grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at First Baptist Church, 701 Main St., with Pastors Jamie Staley and David Newberry officiating. A private family burial will follow in Unity Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be sent to First Baptist Church or the UAM Hospitality Program, 1326 Hwy 52 West, in Crossett, AR 71635.

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Myron “Jay” Schlesier

Myron “Jay” Lynn Schlesier, 62, of Monticello, formerly of Crossett, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at his home.

He was born in Dermott on Nov. 9, 1957 and attended Crossett High School. He was of the Baptist faith and for many years worked in the hospitality industry for The Crossett Leisure Lodge, The Lakewood Inn, and Oakhurst Minit Shop.

He was preceded in death by his father, James E. Schlesier; his mother, Tommie Boggs; one brother, Jimmy Schlesier; and his grandparents, Thomas and Birdie McFalls, and Ernest and Laura Bell Schlesier.

He is survived by one brother, Bill Schlesier of Crossett; and one sister, Paula Beasley, and husband, Darryl, of Monroe, La.

A celebration of life graveside memorial was held at 12 noon Thursday, Oct. 29 in Leek-Drake Cemetery in Star City with Rev. Sativa Carpenter officiating.

Services were entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

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James Stanley

James Wesley Stanley, 66, of Wilmar, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at his residence. He was a native of Fountain Hill and a resident of the Greenhill community for 40 years. He was a 1973 graduate of Fountain Hill High School. 

He worked for Mississippi River Transmission Gas Company for 28 years, having retired in 2003, and then worked with his son for Greenhill Lawn Service. 

He was a member of Second Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. 

He was preceded in death by his father, TJ Stanley, and one brother, Kenneth Stanley.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karon Lynn Holland Stanley of Wilmar; two sons, Clint Stanley and wife, Christina, of Warren and Neal Stanley and wife, Malia, of Monticello; his mother, Clellis Ellis Stanley; two brothers, Larry Stanley and wife, Linda, and Danny Stanley and wife, Sherry, all of Fountain Hill; five grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Reba Holland of Greenbrier and Shelia Stanley of Crossett.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 in Eden Cemetery with Bro. Ray Hearron and Bro. Edgar Spencer officiating. 

Pallbearers were Tim Chapman, Greg Harper, Jason Chapman, Antonio Mejia, Tony Streeter, and Mark Stanley. 

Honorary pallbearers were Timmy Craig, Danny Amos, William Moffatt, Larry Darr, Nat Grubbs, Tim Stephenson, and Jason Ellington. 

Memorials may be sent to Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 1032 Old Warren Road, Monticello, AR  71655, or Eden Cemetery Association, c/o Jerry Stanley, 4026 Hwy 133 N., Hamburg, AR  71646. 

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

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Marilyn Stewart

Marilyn Kaye Stewart, 74, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at Aurora West Allis Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Crossett, a retired public-school teacher, and a member of Union Hill Baptist Church in Milwaukee.

She worked at Wells Street Middle School and South Division High School in Milwaukee, retired in 2003, and was a member of Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators (MAPSE), National Teachers Education Association, National Education Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and was secretary of Wells Street Alumni Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Harriet Boswell-Stewart; one brother, Harry Stewart Jr.; and three sisters, Dorothy Stewart-Davidson, Verna Ray, and Addie Stewart.

She is survived by one sister, Lois Jean (Larry) Rogers of Crossett.

Graveside service was held Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home with Rev. Jesse Radford Jr. officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were Freddie Hargraves, Madison Bailey, Edgar Johnson Jr., Curtis Harris, Larry Taylor, and Doyle Tucker.

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