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James “Nubbin” Allen

James Edward “Nubbin” Allen, 88, of Fountain Hill, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. He was a native of Oak Grove, La., and worked as a share-cropper on the Ward’s Farm there and in Kilbourne, La. He later worked in the garment industry and retired from S.E.A.M.S. Inc after many years of service. 

He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and Allen’s Hunting Club. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Anice Elizabeth Stanley Allen; one granddaughter, Jennifer Davidson; his parents, Robert T. and Rosie Beatrice Worley Allen; seven brothers, Otis, Charlie, Elton, Marvin, Horace, Calvin and Willie Allen; two sisters, Gloria Jean Lair and Clara Mae Allen; one daughter-in-law, Lynda Hogan Allen; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

He is survived by one daughter, Ann Hollis and husband, Charles of Fountain Hill; two sons, Phillip Allen and Wayne Allen, both of Fountain Hill; two brothers, Rev. Otha Allen and wife, Carolyn, of Flora, Miss., and Bobby R. Allen of Oak Grove; one sister, Mary Dean Davis and husband, Garland, of West Monroe, La.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Elvin McDill and Bro. Harold Yandell officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Stan Craig, Tony Craig, Mickey Craig, Jeff Meeks, Bimbo Meeks, Joey Meeks, Rickey Price, and Michael Jeffers.

Honorary pallbearers were Todd Nevels, Melvin Ward, Troy Cruz, Ravi Wadhwani, Lewis Carter, his nephews and members of Allen’s Hunting Club. 

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

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Vickie Anderson

Vickie Anderson, 65 of Dittmer, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. She was born in Flint, Mich., April 8, 1956, to Joe Travis and Juanita Lee (Smith) Anderson and was raised in Portland.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Kerri Pennington.

Survivors include two daughters, Michelle and husband John (Jay) Elmore Jr. of Montrose and Misty, and husband James (Jim) Schneider Jr. of Dittmer; one son, Brian Wenberg, and wife Cassandra (Cassie) of Carl Junction, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Randal (Randy) Anderson and wife Karen of Marion; one sister, Denise and husband Dale Kile of Tyler, Texas; and one brother-in-law, Steven Pennington of Monticello.

A celebration of life ceremony will be planned at a later date. 

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Charles “Sonny” Booth

Charles “Sonny” Booth, 87, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 in Star City. He was a native of Camden, a truck driver for over 35 years, and a member of Ladelle Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Sue Booth; one great-granddaughter, ElleKate Carter; his parents, Perry and Verdell Ozment Booth; one sister, Beatrice Booth Johnson; and one brother, Cecil Booth.

He is survived by one son, David Booth and wife, LaWanda, of Hamburg; two daughters, Anita Booth of Hamburg and Debbie Carter and husband, Gary, of Tyro; one brother, Perry Booth Jr. of El Dorado; two sisters, Jean Elliott and husband, Jerry, of Hamburg and Ouida Wolfe and husband, Winston, of Hot Springs; five grandsons; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 in Ladelle Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Cater and Bro. Reuel Cruce officiating. Burial was in Ladelle Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Charlie Booth, Michael Booth, Josh Carter, Justin Carter, Blake Harville, and Glen Elliott.

Honorary pallbearers were Terry Hayden, Billy Mitchell, and Mike McManus. 

Memorials may be sent to Ladelle Cemetery c/o Haley Scott, PO Box 453, Monticello AR  71657. 

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

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Justus Brazier

Justus Paige Brazier, the three-day-old infant daughter of Bobby Justus Brazier and Lauren Paige Reppond, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Wendy Paulette Severe, and her great-grandfathers, Benny Leo Chandler, Bobby Laverne Brazier Sr., and Roy Rogers Gilley.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Ryan Matthew Brazier; one sister, Lily Grace Del-Angel; her grandparents, Thomas Reppond, Judy Ann Brazier, and Bobby Brazier Jr. and his wife, Christy; her paternal great-grandmothers, Doris Marie Chandler and Marlene Brazier; and her maternal great-grandparents, Sharon Mann and her husband, Steven.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 in Pinewood Memorial Park with Bro David Williams officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

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Timmy Craig

Timmy Craig, 62, of Hamburg, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. He was a native of Crossett and a lifelong resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg. He was a 1977 graduate of Fountain Hill High School and a construction worker at P.I.C. for 25 years. 

He was a member of Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church and W.W. Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Gwen McCabe Craig; one grandson, Kyle Craig; one step-son, Joseph Adcock; and his parents, Jerry and Shelma Holland Craig.

He is survived by one son, Casey Craig of Hamburg; one step-daughter, Brittany Adcock and husband, Ronnie, of Monticello; one step-son, Scott Chatman and his husband, Rodger of Mabelvale; one brother, Barry Craig and wife, Tina, of White Hall; one sister, Kim Bowden and husband, Mark, of Fountain Hill; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Boseman officiating. Burial was to be in Eden Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Pat Allison, Terry Mason, Lane Culp, Danny Wade Rice, Tony Peebles, and Neal Stanley. 

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Black, Donnie Baldwin, and members of W.W. Hunting Club in Lacey.

Memorials may be sent to Eden Cemetery Association, c/o Jerry Stanley, 747 Hwy 8 West, Hamburg, AR  71646. 

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

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Anita Foster

Anita Foster, 84 of Crossett, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 at her residence. She was a native of Clarksville and a former resident of Fort Smith. She was a public school teacher for 36 years and a member of Gates Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where she served as recording secretary, sang in the choir, and was a missionary. She was also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bleeker and Mildred Phillips, and one sister, Lela Muldrew.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Columbus ‘C.T.’ Foster; one brother, Bleeker Phillips Jr. of Chicago, Ill., and one sister, Francis Loftis of Crossett.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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J.T. Peters

J.T. Peters, 13, of Hamburg, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. He was a native of Crossett and a lifelong resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg. He was a ninth-grade student at Hamburg High School, where he was a member of Future Farmer’s of America, and he attended Eden Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Barbara Peters, Robert Ruckoldt, and Vickie Liker.

He is survived by his parents, Gary and Pamela Ruckoldt Peters, and one sister, Miranda Peters, all of Hamburg; two brothers, Logan Moore of Watson and Dustin Snow of Dewitt; his grandfather, Rev. John L. Peters of Hamburg; and his step-grandparents, Dave and Valerie Curtis of Pueblo West, Colo., and Dwight Smith of McAllen, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Bro. Keith Hicks and Bro. J.W. Dobbins officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery. 

Pallbearers are Johnny Stewart, J.R. Tanksley, Mike Rowe, Dwight Smitty, Cody King, Jamie Smith, and Mark Kelley. Honorary pallbearers are Tim Menapace, Logan Moore, Dustin Snow, Staven Terry, Toby Terry, and members of the Hamburg High School Class of 2025.

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

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