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Jerry Deal

Jerry Donald Deal, 77-year-old Hamburg native, died Monday, May 31, 2021 at The Woods of Monticello Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was a retired certified nurse’s assistant but had operated Deal Grocery Store years ago, and he was a member of First Baptist Church in Hamburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Abner Guy and Alice Louise Jones-Deal; two brothers, Harold Deal and James Deal; and three sisters, infant Donna Sue Deal, Sybil Ogden Hutts, and Jolaine Crouch.

He is survived by three sisters, Linda Stevenson and Martha Pennington (Bruce), both of Hamburg, and Rose Mary Martin of Monticello.

Graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3 in Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Pennington officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Ogden, Todd Kelley, Jeff Pennington, Mack Pennington, Barry White, and Ronnie Hopper. 

Service was under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.


Ethel Jackson

Ethel Mae Jackson, age 91, of Lake Village, died Monday, May 31, 2021 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center. She was a native of the Red Leaf community, a retired restaurant cook, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Jeanet Martin-Jackson; three sisters, Gladys Sweney, Beulah Jones, and Nancy Herring; and three brothers, Charlie White Jr., Joe Willie Johnson, and Willie Lee Johnson. 

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Stoke of Lake Village; one sister, Lorrine Wade of Lake Village; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Sunday, June 6 at 2 p.m. at Central Community Baptist Church in Lake Village with Rev. Arthur L. Haney officiating. 

Pallbearers were Keondrit Plummer, Stephan Paul, Lamar Hemphill, Rushone Miller, Joe Willie Johnson Jr., and Michael Johnson. 

Honorary pallbearers were her nephews.

Service was under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.


Marilyn Lewis

Marilyn Ann Lewis, age 66, of Little Rock died Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Baptist Health Medical Center. She was a native of Crossett, a retiree of Molex, and a member of Hunter’s Chapel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dwight Lamon Lewis; her parents, Albert and Versie McGee-Martin; two brothers, James Martin and Freddie Martin; and one sister, Diane Martin.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years Carl Lewis; two sons, Tremain Lewis of Little Rock and Raphael Lewis of Mansfield, Texas; four brothers, Ray Charles Martin (Debra), Danny Martin (Savannah), and Curtis Martin (Jennifer), all of Crossett, and Larry Martin (Vera) of Hamburg; one sister, Charlotte Thrower of Chicago, Ill.; and 15 grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Saturday, June 12 at 11 a.m. in Westview Cemetery with Rev. Quinton Radford officiating. 

Pallbearers are Raphael Lewis, Greg Martin, Michael Martin, Kendrick Martin, Tago Martin, and Keith Martin. 

Honorary pallbearers are Tremain Lewis, Treylan Lewis, Shun Brown, Antonio Martin, and Terrence Martin.

Services are under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.


Christine Maxwell

Christine Maxwell

Christine Riedl Maxwell, 82, of Cabot, passed away May 30, 2021. She was born March 10, 1939 in Toging am Inn, Germany to the late France and Theresa (Gillhuber) Riedl. In addition to her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Emile Maxwell; children, Thomas Maxwell, Melinda Maxwell and Shirley McClain and her siblings.

Survivors include her son, Bobby (Chandra) Maxwell; seven grandchildren, Brian (Brittany) Maxwell, Leann (Chris) Kret, Drew Bailey, Bobbi Jo Bailey, Jonathan (Leah) McClain, Joshua (Skylar) McClain and Whitney Smith; nine great-grandchildren, Colin, Brady and Brynleigh Maxwell, Noah and Rowan Kret and Charlee Kate, Harper, Gunner and Elijah McClain, as well as many extended family members and friends.

Funeral services were on 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home with interment followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitation was 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the funeral home. Please sign our online guestbook for the Maxwell family at www.moorescabotfuneralhome.com.


Jose Mondragon

Jose Cruz Mondragon, 71, of Hamburg, died Friday, June 4, 2021, in Crossett. He was a native of Zacapu, Michoacan, Mexico, and a resident of Hamburg for 27 years. He retired from logging and construction and was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Carmen Mondragon; his parents, Seberino and Gabina Mondragon; and one sister, Nicanor Mondragon.

He is survived by four sons, Antonio Mondragon, Odilon Mondragon, Fidel Mondragon, and Seberino Mondragon, all of Hamburg; six daughters, Euliala Mondragon and Rosaria Mondragon, both of Mexico, and Maria Mondragon, Edelmira Mondragon, Griselda Mondragon, and Maricruz Mondragon, all of Hamburg; one brother, Fidel Mondragon of Hamburg; five sisters, Gracia Mondragon and Selina Mondragon, both of Mexico, Adelaida Mondragon of Hamburg, Rosa Mondragon of Mexico, and Sara Mondragon of Lake Village; 44 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

A mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 7 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Stephen Hart as celebrant. Burial was in Hamburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jason Rodriguez, Melchor Mondragon, Carlos Ramirez, Sebastian Mondragon, Octaviano Mondragon, and Cruz Mondragon.

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


Ruby Raines

Ruby Raines

Ruby Mae Raines, 86, of Crossett, died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 15, 1934, was a retired seamstress, and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Crossett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Conley and Marie Collins Hensley; her husband, Joe Raines; three sons, Robert Jackson, Gene Jackson, and Richard Jackson; and one daughter Mary Baty.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Walton (Doyle) and Barbara Aubuchon, both of Crossett; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life graveside service was held Thursday, June 3 at 1 p.m. in Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Larry Hickman officiating.

Pallbearers were Guy Gonzales, Cody Cross, AJ Delk, Joey Walton, Cole Baty, and Jimmy Fuqua.

Service was under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.