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Gerald Wayne Morgan

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Gerald Wayne Morgan, 78, of Crossett, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at his home. He was born in Crossett, Arkansas on October 6, 1939, to his parents, John Wesley and Lillian Swan Morgan and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corps and

worked for Georgia Pacific for 42 years, eventually retiring as a millwright in 2002.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Johnny N. Morgan, and Dewey Dean Morgan.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jackie Cummings Morgan of Crossett; two daughters, Donna Ortner and husband, Earl, of Franklin, Tennessee, and Karen Higginbotham of Monticello; and five grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel in Crossett with Bro. Travis Roberts officiating followed by an interment at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Bobby Hendrix, Tucker Ward, Earl Ortner, Josh Ortner, Max Ortner, and T.J. Joyner. Honorary pallbearers were Lee Allen, John Pennington, Don Woods, Jewell Wayne Childers, Red Hendrix, and Doyle Glennon.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the funeral home.


Charles Prentiss Harrell


Charles Prentiss Harrell, 70, of Parkdale, died Saturday, April 21, 2018. Harrell was a native of Mississippi and a resident of Parkdale for many years. He served in the Arkansas National Guard and worked was a welder and Manager of the Parkdale Gin. He was a member of Parkdale Baptist Church and was proud to be a Christian who would share his faith to all that would listen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Morris Harrell in 2006; a son, Brant Harrell in 2010; his parents, William and Lillie Gooden Harrell and a sister, Cindy Vanhorn.

He is survived by a son, David Harrell and wife, Alison, of Maumelle; a son, Allen Harrell of Parkdale; a daughter, Denise Singer of Brandon, Mississippi; two brothers, Ricky Harrell of Leland, Mississippi and Roger Harrell of Kosciusko, Mississippi; four sisters, Brenda Whatley of El Dorado; Paulette Hougas of Shaw, Mississippi, Bobbie Fuller of Isola, Mississippi and Glenda Swain of Kosciusko, Mississippi; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at the Parkdale Baptist Church with Bro. Bob Bridges and Bro. Cecil Harvey officiating. Burial was in the Parkdale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harry Dunigan, Lance Dunigan, Dale Dunigan, Billy Wells, Zachary Pamplin and Ben Coulter. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Baptist Church, PO Box 6, Parkdale, AR 71661. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


Carolyn LaFran Shelton McKinney

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Carolyn LaFran Shelton McKinney, 71, of Fountain Hill, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018. McKinney was a native and lifelong resident of Fountain Hill and a 1964 graduate of Fountain Hill High School. She worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation as an accounting clerk for 32 years and she and her husband co-owned and operated the Catfish Inn in West Monroe, Louisiana from 1983 until 1993 and in Hamburg from 1993 until 2011. She was a member of the Eden Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Jimmy McKinney in 2010; a grandson; and her parents, E. C. “Bunk” & Bessie Reames Shelton.

She is survived by a son, James McKinney and wife, D’Ann, of Hamburg; a sister, Linda Huffman and husband, Bruce, of Monticello; a brother-in-law, Robert McKinney and wife, Hisae, of Honolulu, Hawaii; a sister-in-law, JoAnn Holloway and husband, Wiley, of Lampasas, Texas; and two granddaughters.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Eden Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Watt and Rev. J.W. Dobbins officiating. Burial was in the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers were Andy Riels, Larry Stanley, Jerry Stanley, Chad Huffman, Brad Huffman and Chris Huffman. Honorary pallbearers were Glynn Riels, Roddy Goodwin, Elray Wallis, Bill Murphy and her former co-workers at Georgia-Pacific. Memorials may be made to the Eden Cemetery Association, c/o Jerry Stanley, 747 HWY 8 W, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.


Betty Jean Watt Johnson

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Betty Jean Watt Johnson, 58, of Montrose, died Sunday, April 22, 2018. Johnson was a native of Crossett and a resident of Montrose for the past 44 years. She was a farmer’s wife and worked for the Lakeside School District for 21 years and at the fish processing plant in Eudora for 10 years. She was a member of the Montrose Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Noel & Frances Lee Jones Watt; a brother, Roy Watt; two step-sisters, Norma Jean Watt and Edna May Watt and a nephew.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Bruce Carroll Johnson of Montrose; two daughters, Janice Burns and husband, Bernard, of Snyder and Jennifer Lynn Rushin and husband, Brian, of Little Rock; a brother, Roddy Watt of Bastrop, Louisiana; three sisters, Maxie Felkins of Crossett; Lois Jean Lowrey of Denver, Colorado and Barbie Lynn Thornton of Hermitage; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 25 at the Montrose Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Donaldson and Bro. Todd Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in the Montrose Cemetery. Pallbearers are Michael Watt, Chris Watt, Rob Thornton, Brian Rushin, Wesley Johnson and Bernard Burns. Memorials may be made to Montrose Baptist Church, PO Box 275, Montrose, AR 71658. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. Visitation was after 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.


Gwenzetta Moseby


Gwenzetta Moseby, age 54, of Lake Village died Friday, April 20, 2018 at Chicot Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Montrose and a former resident of Monticello and Rison. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Odell and Johnnie Lee Culbreath-Moseby; three brothers, Albert, Ray and Odell Moseby Jr.

She is survived by a daughter; Felicia Moseby of Jacksonville, Arkansas; three brothers, Shelton, Ricky Moseby both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Kevin Matheney of Montrose; three sisters Patricia Smith, of White Hall, Anita Ann Dupree and Aletha Ann Spears, both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and two grandchildren.

Services will be on Saturday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at Saint Peter Baptist Church in Montrose with Rev. David Owens officiating. Pallbearers are Larry Woods, Jr., Lanny Woods, Nicki Hawkins, Don Peoples, and Edward Moseby. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday at Cromwell Funeral Home.


Matthew Colin Tadlock

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Matthew “Mamoo” Colin Tadlock, 20, of Hot Springs, died on April 19, 2018.

He was born on May 27, 1997, in Eugene, Oregon, the son of Micheal Tadlock and Terrie Meeks Tadlock.

He is survived by his father, Micheal Tadlock; mother Terrie Meeks Tadlock; brother Nick Tadlock and wife, Andra; and sister Summer Carrier and husband, Justin.

Matthew’s celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Hot Springs. Interment will be in the Crestview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Pallbearers will be Nick Tadlock, Hayden Ennis, Jerry Winningham, Tyler Burkett, Zach Ball, and Beck Larson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his coworkers at Best Buy of Hot Springs.

In lieu of customary condolences, memorials can be made in Matthew’s honor at: https://www.gofundme.com/memorial-fund-for-mamoo-tadlock.