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Eddie Lee Block

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Pastor Eddie Lee Block, 64, of Crossett, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was a native of Warren but a resident of Crossett for the past 41 years. He was a comp-1 boiler maintenance supervisor for Georgia-Pacific. He was a member and co-pastor of Life Blood Ministry Church of Life in Bastrop.

Pastor Block was preceded in death by one son, Marcus Brian Block; his parents, Gilbert and Leola McNair-Block; two brothers, Clarence Block and Otis Ingram; one sister, Bessie Mae Block.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marilyn Crane-Block; one son, Edward Block of Conway; one daughter, Genoria Elizabeth Crain Block of Jacksonville, Arkansas; one brother, Gilbert Kelly Block of Flint, Michigan; one sister, Mae Catherine Williams of Monticello; and two grandchildren.

Services were at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Life Blood Ministry Church of Life with co-pastor Marilyn Block officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Edward Block, Denzel Quinones, Montell Quinones, Latoria Bolden, Marvin Junior and Mike Sutton. Honorary Pallbearers were the Duckworth Hunting Club. Visitation was Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.


Agnes Rickman

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Agnes Rickman, 93, of Crossett, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was born on August 10, 1924, in Glasgow,

Scotland to John and Helen Wilson.

She married her husband in 1944 and moved to Crossett. She was a devout Christian woman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband J.T.; her son, Johnny; three brothers, Bill, John, and Don from the United Kingdom; and a granddaughter.

She is survived by a son, Tommy Rickman; two daughters, Helen Naff and husband, Roger, and Connie Fuller and husband, Richard; a daughter-in-law, Carol Rickman, all of Crossett; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life was held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 23rd at Medders Funeral Home in Crossett with Bro. Bruce Culp officiating followed by an interment at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Roger Naff, Jim Naff, Johnny Naff, Thomas Naff, Brock Rickman, Ryan Naff and Jay Naff. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Mack Watt, Lamar Hill, Dennis Rickman, Tim Cantley, and her great-grandchildren.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22nd at Medders Funeral Home.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Stonegate Villa, The Pillars of the Community, Cheryl Rabalais, ACMC doctors, nurses, therapists, and Home Health for all the care and love you showed their mother.


Helen Davis Peden

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Helen Davis Peden, 80, of Rison, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Helen was born in Chicot County on November 7, 1937 to the late James R. “Jim” Pardon and Martha Hartless Pardon. She was a very active member at Bethel #1 Baptist Church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curtis Davis; brothers, Robert Pardon, James Pardon, Wade Pardon and Malcolm Pardon; and her sister, Dorothy Beaton.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Peden of Rison; son, Mike Davis of Ashville, North Carolina; daughter, Terri Martin of Longview, Texas; step son, James Peden of Sheridan; step daughter, Michelle Spencer of Sheridan; sister, Mary Baxter of Pine Bluff; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Bethel #1 Baptist Church in Rison with Rev. John Fulmer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203 or Bethel #1 Baptist Church, 2230 Hwy. 35 North, Rison, AR 71665. Arrangements by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of McGehee.


Margie Evon Pamplin

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Margie Evon Pamplin, age 69, of Hamburg, died Friday 23, 2018 at Ashley County Medical Center. She was a native of Houma, Louisiana and she was a homemaker. She was a member of Crossroad Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Louise Adams-Deon, two brothers, T-boy and Feliasha Deon.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, James H. Pamplin; six sons, Donald Bergeron of Thibodaux, Louisiana; James Kuhu of Decatur, Illinois; James Bergeron, Houston Pamplin, James Pamplin Jr. and John Pamplin of Hamburg; two daughters, Brenda Ricks of Russellville, Stacey Pamplin of Hamburg; two step-sons Luke Pamplin of Baywood, Louisiana, Dean Pamplin of Little Rock; one step-daughter Crystal Hitt of Raceland, Louisiana; two sisters Rena Brown and Maire Legrendo of Thibodaux, Louisiana; twenty-one grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Service was held on Monday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m at Level Ground Fellowship Ministry with Rev. John Martin, officiating.

Burial was in Carlock Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jonathan Smith, Houston Pamplin, Michael Harris, James Bergeron, Junior Parks, and Wayne Pamplin. Visitation was on Sunday, March 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home.