Miscellaneous Ashley County, Arkansas Obituaries

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Ruby Jewell Gray
Ruby Jewell Gray, 82, of Crossett died Monday, May 1, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born March 3, 1918, in Crossett to Elliott Lawson and Myrtle Elizabeth Sutton Burchell, she was a member of the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Harley N. "Bud" Gray.
Survivors include a son, Bruce Gray and wife Patricia of Crossett; a daughter, Twylia Warlick and husband James of Sherwood; a sister, Ira O. Blann of Crossett; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Gayle Riles officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Charles Harold Park, Jr.
Charles Harold Park, Jr., 66, of Warren died Thursday April 27, 2000, at the Bradley County Hospital. Born November 5, 1933, in Flint, MI, to Charles Harold and Martha Wolcott Park, he had been the "voice of South Arkansas" for 20 years and in broadcasting for 48 years.
He began his career at 14 on a father-son interview of Emmett Kelley, the famous Barnum and Bailey clown. He was an advocate of University of Arkansas sports and a great supporter of youths sports in Ashley County and was the driving force in the creation of the Ashley County Sports Hall of Fame. He received numerous awards, plaques and letters of congratulations including a letter from Gov. Mike Huckabee, and State Senator Jim Scott presented him with the highest honor in the state, a certificate of merit, for his contributions to the Ashley County community. Rep. Jay Dickey sent a certificate of recognition, and  former Ashley County Judge Don Hartley, Coach Ed Johnson, civic club representatives, booster clubs and the Crossett Riding Club also make presentations. He attended St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Carole Park of Warren; a son, Charles Harold Park III of Warren; a daughter, Leslie Carol Park of El Dorado; a brother, Fredrick Charles Park of Clinton Township, MI, and two grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Crossett with Father George Hart officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. 
Memorials may be made to the St. Mark's Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens, 909 Hickory Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

James Byron "Jim" Scriber
James Byron "Jim" Scriber, 80, of St. Charles, MO, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at his home. Born September 27, 1919, in Mist to Edgar Louis and Florence Mason Scriber, he was a World War II Coast Guard veteran and a retired carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Scriber; a son, Jay Scriber, both of St. Charles, MO; two daughters, Pamela Childress of Colorado Springs, CO and Brigid Scheffert of Burlington, VT; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, May 1, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Dan Webb officiating. Pallbearers were Jay Scriber, Robert Childress, Jr., Robert Childress III, Ladd Scriber, Buddy Brennon and Mike Barnett. Burial followed services at the Lakewood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Association.

Elnora Webb
Elnora Webb, 76, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at her residence in Crossett. A native of Arcadia, LA, and a Crossett resident for 53 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Hunter Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mittie Houston Sulmin; four brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her husband, James Webb; five sons, James Webb, Jr., of Homer, LA, and Elbert, Leonard, Troy Lee and Donnie Ray Webb, all of Crossett; five daughters, Emma Webb, Carolyn Paskel and Dorothy Smith of Crossett, Maggie Hampton of Hamburg and Mary Jane Ivory of Haynesville, LA; three sisters, Erma Norton and Ora V. Grisby of Haynesville, LA, and Vera Mae Turner of Detroit, MI; 42 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, in the New Bethel Baptist Church in Crossett with Rev. E. G. Colquitt officiating. Pallbearers are to be Fredrick Webb, Kennedy L. Russell, James Hampton III, Undra Webb, James Webb III and Terrell Wimberly. Burial will follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Louise McGilton Harville
Mrs. Louise McGilton Harville, 78, of Mendenhall, MS, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Mrs. Harville was a native of Fountain Hill,  a resident of Mendenhall for the past 15 years and a former resident of Crossett & Hamburg. She was a homemaker and a member of the Judson Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robbie Harville in 1987, a son, Eugene Harville, a daughter, Glenda Phillips, her parents, Joe & Luna Ford McGilton, a brother, Raymond McGilton and a sister, Virginia Jeffers.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Jeffers of Mendenhall two brothers, Roger McGilton of Snyder and Leon Jeffers of Conway; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at the Judson Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were to be James Jeffers, Ronnie & Randy Williamson, Edward Phillips, Robbie & Rodney Harville. Honorary pallbearers were to be Cecil Jeffers & Bobby Hamm. Interment was to follow services at the Judson Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg

Versie Mae Hudson
Versie Mae Hudson, 82, of Crossett died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Parkdale, she was a homemaker and a member of the Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Holmes; a daughter, Magalene Lewis; and her parents, Jim and Mary Hudson.
Survivors include four sons, Rev. William Caldwell and wife Dorothy and Robert Caldwell and wife Cora of Crossett, and Wilbert Caldwell and wife Annette and Arthur Caldwell of St. Louis, MO; two daughters, Elva Jean Williams of St. Louis, MO, and Travis Mae Jones of Bonita, LA; one brother, Issiah Hudson of Warren; one sister, Mary Lee Thomas of Oakland, CA; 85 grandchildren and 156 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. James Douglass officiating. Pallbearers were to be Dennis, Tommy, John, William III and Albert Caldwell and Ernest Smith, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were to be the deacons of Union Chapel and Brooks Chapel. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Jamecia Ellen Safley
Jamecia Ellen Safley, 72, of Pasadena, TX, died Friday, April 21, 2000. Born in Pope County, Ark., to Lorell and Lola Kendrick Staggs, she was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jimmy Staggs.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde Safley of Pasadena, TX; a son, James Phillip Safley of Burbank, CA; an aunt, Orphalee Spurlock of Hamburg; and cousins Lis Marie Englerth of Hamburg, Junior Spurlock of Crossett and Shirley Spurlock of Hamburg.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Burial was to follow services at the Wilmot Cemetery.

Charles Stanley
Mr. Charles Stanley, 58, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Hamburg, he was retired from Union Camp and was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Stanley; a daughter, Ruby Stanley; his parents, James and Alma Stanley; two brothers, Grady and Cedell Stanley; and a sister, Omie Rice. 
Survivors include a son, Charles "Chuck" Stanley of Conway; a daughter, Rose Marie Stanley of Warren; a brother, Odell Stanley of Hamburg; and two sisters, Lillie Bell Cessor of Lake Village and Edith Cessor of Hamburg. 
Grave-side services were planned for Tuesday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m. at the Sims Cemetery with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Georgia Mae Warren
Georgia Mae Warren, 91, of Crossett died Sunday, April 23, 2000, in Crossett. A life-long resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Zion Temple A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Warren; a daughter, Lorrine Williams; a son, Carl James Brown; her parents, George and Lottie Jones Benson; five sisters and a brother.
Survivors include a daughter, Bennie Owens of Monroe, LA; a sister, Marthield Wheatley of Crossett; two grandchildren, Kimberly Owens and Gregory Owens; and a great-grandchild, Jeramie Owens.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Zion Temple A. M. E. with Revs. Travis Simpson and Clarence Green officiating. Pallbearers will be Johnny and Gregory Owens, Lee Simpson, Joe Smith, Jack Duckworth and Willie Ed Griffin. Burial will follow services at the Pugh Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Odessa Brown
Odessa Brown, 85, of San Francisco, CA, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, April 8, 2000.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Crossett with Revs. Tyrone Broomfield and Nolan Watson officiating. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery.

Mr. John W. Cruse
Mr. John W. (Buster) Cruce, 83, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A a native of Drew County; a resident the Prairie Grove community for most of his life and a resident of Monticello for the past 22 years, he was a retired farmer and he retired from Burlington Industries in 1981 after 27 years. He was a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church and attended the Pauline Baptist Church in Monticello for the past 22 years. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Lee Cruce; his parents, Jay & Rita Bowden Cruce and a sister, Letha Howell.
Survivors include his wife, Willene Bolin Ellis Cruce of Hamburg; two sons, John Allen & Jerry Cruce of the Prairie Grove community; two daughters, Claudie Cruce Sparks of Fountain Hill and Dian Cruce Ricks of Hamburg; a brother, Durwood Cruce of Monticello; two sisters, Helen Burnett of Monticello and Bertha Bolin of Fountain Hill; two step-daughters, Barbara Beaty and Sherry O'Neill both of Monticello; six grandsons, Jeff, Jay & Jeremy Sparks, David Ricks, J.R. & J.W. Cruce; a great-granddaughter, Brandi Ricks; six step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 18,  at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmy Bates &  Jay Sparks officiating. Pallbearers were to be Jeremy Sparks, Jeff Sparks, James Durwood Cruce, Jr., Steve Bolin, Bob Perry, Loy Hicks & Earl Lemley. Interment was to follow services at the  Prairie Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Lena Amos Findley
Mrs. Lena Amos Norrell Findley, 83, of Pine Bluff, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at her  residence. She was a native of Ashley County; a resident of Pine Bluff for the past year and a half and had lived in Augusta for 30 years. She was a homemaker and baby sitter for almost 50 years, and she was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Augusta. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Herman Norrell & Earl Findley and her parents, Willie & Fannie Woods Amos. 
She is survived by a son, James Donald Norrell of Pine Bluff; three daughters,  Maryland   McBroome of Pine Bluff, Peggy Lane of Columbia, MO, and Helen Bishop of Atkins; two brothers, Rev. Lawrence & Rev. Lane Amos; two sisters, Helen Knight & Freddie Murphy, all of Hamburg; 20 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 13, in the Zion United Methodist Church with Revs. Mike Martin &  Lawrence Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Nicholas, Russell, Larry Joe, Adam, Shane & Jeff Amos, Shelby & Jared Knight, Willie "Hoss" Murphy, Billy Faye Murphy, Buddy Livingston, Kenneth Wayne and James Earl Beavers. Interment was  the Zion Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care Center, 2214 S. Blake, Pine Bluff, AR 71603.

Phillip C. "Phil" Binns
Phillip C. "Phil" Binns, 41, of Collierville, TN, formerly of Crossett, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000. He was co-manager of the Sewell Allen Piggly Wiggly stores in the Memphis, TN, area,  and a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Collierville. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid Razorback and sports fan and enjoyed listening to his children play the piano.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Laster Binns; one son, Mark Binns; two daughters, Lori and Kristen Binns, all of Collierville; his parents, Bobby and Sandra Binns of Crossett; a brother, Jimmy Binns of Kiowa, CO; and his grandmother, Corrine Binns of Crossett.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Gary Watkins, Larry Haynes and Bob Vest officiating. Pallbearers were Kevin Kilcrease, Greg Sharp, Mike Burchfield, Ray Lucas, Greg Keppell, Ronnie Terrell, Randy Wright and Monte Kilcrease. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Billy Bolin
Mr. Billy Bolin, 58,  died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at his residence in Hamburg. Mr. Bolin was a native of Drew County and a resident of Fountain Hill and Hamburg all of his life and a member of the Eden Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virgie Hollis Bolin and a brother, Mack Ray Bolin.
He is survived by his wife, Vicky McDougald Bolin of Hamburg; a son, Charles Bolin; a daughter, Lisa Strickland; his father, R. C. Bolin all of Fountain Hill; two step-sons, Michael & Bobby McGraw of Indianapolis, IN; two brothers, Nem & Kenneth Bolin both of Fountain Hill; two sisters, Norma Allison of Fountain Hill and Charlotte Johnson of Crossett; two grandchildren, Chasity & Brooke Bolin and one step-grandchild, Ashley McGraw.
Funeral services were 2 p.m., Saturday, April 8, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Lane Amos & Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. Pallbearers were Bryan & Steve Bolin, Mike & Paul Allison, Brent & Darren Johnson. Interment was in the Eden Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Eden Cemetery, c/o Mr. Jerry G. Stanley, 4026 Hwy 133 N. , Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Roy C. Crawford
Mr. Roy C. Crawford, 74, of Hamburg died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mr. Crawford was a native of Big Fort, MN; a resident of the Hamburg area since 1990 and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg. He was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Latoya McQuay Crawford of Hamburg; a son, Mark Crawford of Camino, CA; a daughter, Rose Hensley of Manteca, CA; two sisters, Jean Schneider of Salem, WI and Liz Scholl of Jacksonville, FL; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Grave-side funeral services were planned 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, at the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Funeral arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Robin W. "Sandy" Hill
Mr. Robin W. "Sandy" Hill, 44, of Crossett died Saturday, April 9, 2000, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Born July 24, 1955, to Randolph N. and Edith Wilson Hill in Crossett, he worked utility in the Georgia Pacific tissue mill. He was an U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, serving on the U. S. S. Raleigh.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and attended the Cloverdale Assembly of God.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Gardner Hill; a son, Derek Hill of Crossett; two daughters, Jennifer Hill of Crossett and Brandy Hill of Warren; his parents; two brothers, Danny Hill of Hamburg and Randy Hill of Crossett; a sister, Diane Merriweather of Crossett; and two granddaughters, Lauren and Sara Hill.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Revs. Bryan Peck and Bob Willis officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Zion Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Bufford Leon Mason
Mr. Bufford Leon Mason, 62, of Wilmot died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at the Veterans' Hospital in Little Rock. A life-long resident of Wilmot, he was a retired farm laborer and a member of the Assembly of God in Wilmot. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert "Doc" Mason; two sisters, Ann and Dollie Mason; and two brothers, Albert Glenn and Howard Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Nell Mason;  a son, Larry Mason of Wilmot; a daughter, Melissa Adams and husband Allen of Hamburg; his mother, Nancy Mason of Crossett; and two grandsons, Glenn Allen and Nicholas Leon Adams.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the Assembly of God in Wilmot with Rev. Randall Eddleman officiating. Pallbearers were Clinton, Richard, Tom and Phillip Weatherly, Chris Hammond and Bobby Vail.
Burial followed services at the Wilmot Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Melba F. Miller
Mrs. Melba F. Miller, 62, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at her residence in Hamburg. A native of Ashley County, she was raised in Smackover. She was a resident of Hamburg since 1991 and was a retired administrative assistant for the Social Security Administration. She was a member of the North Main Baptist Church where she was the music director, Kids Club director and  building fund rreasurer. She was preceded in death by her father, Norwood Ford in 1997; a sister, Donna Sue Ford and a granddaughter, Megan James in 1985.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Thurman L. Miller of Hamburg; two daughters, Cindy Kennedy of Arlington, TX, and Dana Hickok of Van Buren; her mother, Lois Allison Ford of Hamburg; two step-sons, Larry A. Miller of Maplevale and Sam W. Miller of Sulphur Springs, TX; a step-daughter, Barbara Speer of Gary, TX; a brother, Norwood L. Ford of San Antonio, TX; four grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Friday, April 7,  in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Clyde Mitchell, Jr., Klois Hargis and  Ware Russell officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie, David and Tom Ford, Bob Kelley, Gerald Tomerlin and Shannon Shaver. Interment followed services at  the Judson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the North Main Baptist Church Building Fund, 1105 N. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Edward Nalls
Mr. Edward Nalls, 75, of Crossett died Monday, April 3, 2000, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native of Malvern, he was a retired wood worker and was preceded in death by his parents, John Allen and Izora Bryant Nalls.
Survivors are two sons, Edward Nalls of Dumas and Dewey Nalls of Pickens; five daughters, Annette Nalls, Essie Mae Nalls, Earlene Allen and Lula Goins of Dumas and Lorraine Coleman of Little Rock; two brothers, Zola Nalls of Oakland, CA, and Arvell Nalls of Pine Bluff; and two sisters, Novella Lewis of Crossett and Veola Buffington of San Francisco, CA.
Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bishop R. E. Matheney officiating. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery.

Marjorie Knox Temple
Marjorie Knox Temple, 85, of Crossett died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born May 13, 1914, in Springfield, MO, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, the Willie Spivey Sunday School Class, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Crossett Book Club and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Earl and Ruby Bradshaw Knox, and her son, James Knox Temple.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Austin Temple of Crossett; a daughter, Jane Temple Johnson of Crossett; three grandsons, Robert Austin Johnson of Crossett and Washington, D. C., Michael Joseph Johnson of Crossett and Jared Bradshaw Temple of Omaha, NE: two granddaughters, Melinda Johnson Atchison and husband Scott Atchison of West Monroe, LA;, and Sarah Lindsey Temple of Omaha; and one sister, Louise Knox Hull of Springfield, MO.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Pinewood Memorial Park. Memorial services followed at 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Tom Walton, Harold Rutledge, Jimmy Grubbs, Tom Pat Cook, Andy Gresham, Ben Walsh and Jimmy Murphy. 
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mr. Charlie Walker
Mr. Charlie Walker, 73, of Wilmot died Friday, March 31, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Wilmot, he was a former employee of Georgia-Pacific Plywood and a member of the St. Marion Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Walker and Rose Edwards; two brothers, Calvin and J. C. Walker; and a sister, Ruby Boyd.
Survivors are his wife, Lucille Walker of Montrose; a stepson, Henry Junior Polite of Flint, MI; an adopted son, Joseph Carlton of Montrose; four brothers, John Henry Walker of Wilmot, Donnie Edwards of Chicago, IL, Havard Edwards of Chidester, and Kenny Carr of Atlanta, GA; five sisters, Joyce Block, Tina Bell Gaston, Hazel Edwards and Mary Butler of Wilmot and Dorothy Nell King of Chicago; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Portland #2 Baptist Church with Rev. David Owens officiating. Pallbearers were Arthur C. Walker, Marcus Johnson, Charles Bynum, Arthur Wilson, Ray Holmes and Larry Woods. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Edwards, William Woods, Havard Edwards, Michael Block, Greg Walker and Kenneth Carr.
Burial followed services at the Montrose Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Frances Elizabeth Duke
Frances Elizabeth Duke, 65, of Oklahoma City, OK, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at her home. She was born January 9, 1935, the daughter of the late Curtis and Ethel Golden Myers. She was a registered nurse and a member of the Meeks Chapel Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Sylvan "Sonny" Dukes; a brother, John Myers of Hamburg; a sister, Joan Hearnsburger of Bismarck; and several nieces and nephews.
Grave-side services were at 3 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Delamar Cemetery with Rev. Bernard Escalante officiating and with arrangements by Ruggles-Wilcoxon Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Memorials may be made to the Meeks Chapel Church of God, 149th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73165.

Mr. O. C. Farrar
Funeral services for Mr. O. C. Farrar, 70, of Farmerville, LA, were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Zion Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Paul King officiating and burial following in the church cemetery. Mr. Farrar, a retired manager with Jefferson Smurfit Corp., died Sunday, April 2, 2000, after a sudden illness. He was a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church and the Crossett Riding Club and was an U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Marietta H. Farrar; a son and daughter-in-law, David C. and Romaine Farrar; a daughter, Lisa R. Farrar, all of Farmerville; a sister, Oma Evans of Minden, LA; a niece, Wanda McDaniel of Bossier City, LA; and a nephew, Fred Evans of Minden.
Pallbearers were the men of his Sunday School class at the Zion Hill Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.

Helen Murphy Gee
Helen Murphy Gee, 83, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at her home. She was born January 16, 1917, to Ned and Leona Higginbotham Murphy in Hamburg. Mrs. Gee was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lillian Gee, and her husband, Samuel E. Gee.
Survivors are a brother, Charles W. Murphy of Crossett, and a sister, Betty Inez Patrick of Crossett.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Donnie Dubose, Don Justice and Vernon Lierly officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Chisholm, Mike Murphy, Monte Gee, David Patrick, Johnny Murphy and Eddie Mac Murphy Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Richard E. "Dick" Holloway
Richard E. "Dick" Holloway, 74, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at his home. He was born in Hamburg,  on Feb. 19, 1926, to  David B. and Annette Pryor Holloway. Mr. Holloway came to Crossett as a geologist and retired after 31 years as an employee for George Pacific. He was an Air Force veteran having served in the European theater as a tail gunner during World War II. Mr. Holloway was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. Mr. Holloway was preceded in death by his son, John Hunter Holloway; and an infant brother, David B. Holloway.
Survivors include his wife, Rose F. Holloway of Crossett; one son, David Holloway and wife Erin of Little Rock; one daughter, Karen Webb and husband, Mike of Crossett; four grandchildren, John Michael and Katie Webb of Crossett and Hunter and Weston Holloway of Little Rock; one sister, Francis Williams and husband, Franklin of Batesville; two nephews, Dr. Richard Williams of Charlotte, N.C., and Steven P. Williams of Little Rock.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 29,  at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry R. Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Dickie Sivils, O. H. Darling, Hamp Etheridge, Dick Williams, Mark Malloy, Ashley Jones, Ricky Jones and Doug Webb. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Emory, Bubba Nolley, John Spivey, Frank Taylor, James Watson, Travis Ferrell, Mrs. Titus' kindergarten class of 1931, and the Hamburg High Class of 1944. Interment  followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to the John Hunter Holloway Memorial Scholarship, c/o Crossett Community Scholarship Association, 101 West First Ave., Crossett, Ark. 71635; or to The First United Methodist Church, 500 Main St., Crossett, Ark. 71635; or to Kaleidoscope of Caring, c/o Hospice Home Care, Prospect Building, Suite 330, Little Rock, Ark. 72207.

Jordan McKenzie Mills
Jordan McKenzie Mills, 17 months, of Crossett died Thursday, March 29, 2000, at her residence. Survivors include her parents, Albert Ray and Rhonda Kaye Foles Mills; a sister, Serena Mills; her grandparents, Murray and Billie Cockrell, Wallace Mills and Palestine Mills, all of Crossett; and Ron and Kaye Foles of San Antonio, TX; and her in-home nurses, Kim Ray, Shay Craig and Amber Dodderee. 
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. David Henderson officiating. Pallbearers were Calvin Kinnaird, Larry Lane, Floyd Lott and Eddie Goodson. Burial followed services at the Antioch Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Julia Alice Oakleaf
Mrs. Julia Alice Wilcoxon Oakleaf, 80, of Crossett died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Little Rock, following a year-long struggle with lung cancer. Born in Crossett September 16, 1919, she was the last surviving of five children of Levi & Frankie Corgan Wilcoxon. She was the widow of Ernest Johan Oakleaf, a native of Malmo, Sweden. 
She was retired from the Crossett Public Schools where she had a long and distinguished career teaching elementary school and as an elementary guidance counselor and certified educational examiner. She was a graduate of the University of Arkansas where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, and also held a master's degree in elementary guidance counseling from Henderson State University.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, a charter member of the Crossett Book Club, and in her younger days, an avid horsewoman and member of the Crossett Riding Club.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Ernest J. Oakleaf, Jr., her daughter-in-law, Dr. Zoe D. Oakleaf and her granddaughter, Alice Augusta Oakleaf, all of Little Rock. She is also survived by her childhood playmate, life-long friend and occasional companion, Bill Gates, of Gunnison, CO, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Grave-side funeral services with interment of ashes was be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 1, in the Hamburg Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207 or to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 738, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mary Irene Walsh
Mary Irene Walsh,  80, of Crossett died Wednesday, March 29, 2000,  at the Ashley County Medical Center. She was born on May 10, 1919, in Warren to  Dewey Claire and Vera Beatrice St. John Pierce. Mrs. Walsh was preceded in death by her husband, T.M. "Duffy" Walsh, Jr., and a grandson, Scott Alan Courson.
Her survivors include: one son, Dewey Mack Walsh of Shreveport, LA; one daughter, Jean Courson of Crossett; one brother, D.C. Pierce of Crossett; one sister, Nell Reid of Houston, TX; four grandchildren, one step-grandchild and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, March, 31 at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revss Jimmie Lewis and Lawrence Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Walsh, Jack Walsh, Steve Courson, James Coody, Jamie Walsh, and Ben Walsh. Interment followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Mary Ann Walt
Mary Ann Walt, 90, of Dumas died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born April 13, 1909,  to David Peter and Fannie Izora Miller in Hamburg, she was a graduate of Hamburg High School and Arkansas State Teachers College. A retired teacher and homemaker, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dumas, the Highway Garden Club of Little Rock, and the Desha Country Hospital Auxiliary.  
Survivors include two sons, Martin and David Walt of Dumas; five grandchildren, Lee, John David and Julie Beth Walt, Missie Walt Derryberry and Erica Walt Cathey; and three great-grandchildren, Tiffany Walt, Martin Lee Walt, III and Allie Greeson Derryberry.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the First United Methodist Church in Dumas with Revs. Buddy Ratliff and John David Walt officiating. Pallbearers were Rick, Jim and Bill Greeson, John Moffett and Richard and Page Walt. Burial followed services at the Walnut Lake Cemetery at Dumas with arrangements were by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas. Memorials may be made to the Choir Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Dumas.

Mrs. Mae B. Wilson
Mrs. Mae B. Wilson, 94, died Friday, March 31, 2000 at her residence in Portland. Mrs. Wilson was a native of Hollis, a resident of Portland for the past 58 years, a homemaker, and a member of the Portland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Wilson in 1972; a daughter Virgie Hogue of Bastrop, LA; a son, Oscar Wilson of Crossett; her parents, Joseph & Biddie Hill Blair; two brothers, Lonnie & Don Blair and a sister, Eda Tillery.
She is survived by three sons; Bill, Noel & George Wilson, all of Portland; three daughters, Pat Temples of Birmingham, AL, Ruby Bennett of Portland and Syble Christmas of Bastrop, LA; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 1, in the Portland Baptist Church with Rev. E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers are grandsons-in-law, Ronald Pettis, Richard Maxwell, Troy Bryan, Jack Frost, Larry England, Cris Floyd, William Fuller and Jackie White. Interment followed services at  the Portland Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Portland Baptist Church, PO Box 86, Portland, AR 71663.

Savannah Barnes
Savannah Barnes, 51, of Hamburg died Monday, March 20, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Liberty Mission Church of God in Christ. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice "Kitty" Lewis, and her father, Charles "Fat" Barnett.
Survivors include her husband, Clevester Barnes of Hamburg; two sons, Herman Madison of Crossett and David Dennis of Hamburg; one stepdaughter, Evelyn Barnes of Little Rock; six brothers, Willie Ashford of Crossett, Jessie Ray Williams of Shreveport, LA, Johnny Ashford of Little Rock, M. C. Barnett of Miami, FL, and Charles and Calvin Barnett of Hamburg; and three sisters, Alice Jackson of Crossett, Lora Brooks of Memphis, TN, and Lisa Barnett of Hamburg.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Eld. Jasper Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Lawrence Tippitt, James Prewitt, Larry Works, Earl Jacob, Augustus Hill and Jack Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Cox, Jr., Willie Jackson, Jessie James, William Haynes, Phillip Mays and Eddie Mays. Burial followed services in the Phillip Grove Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Antonio Cobbs
Antonio Cobbs, 32, of Oklahoma City, OK, formerly of Parkdale, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at the Columbia University Hospital in Oklahoma City.  A native of Ashley County, he was a department manager for Wal-Mart and a member of the Penny Chapel C. M. E. Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Antonia Tonesha Cobbs; his mother, Mary Magelean Burns and his stepfather, Clarence Burns of Parkdale; two brothers, Derrick Parker of Oklahoma City and Terrence Burns of Hot Springs; a sister, Pamela Goodwin of Parkdale; five aunts and four uncles.
Funeral services were planned for Thursday, March 30, at 1 p.m. on the Penny Chapel C. M. E. Church with Rev. Willie Mae Goodwin officiating. Pallbearers were to be Randy Smith, Steve Campbell, John Hamilton, Curt Smith, Randy Goodwin and Melvin Goodwin. Burial was to follow services at the Zion Hill Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Herman C. Cooper
Mr. Herman C. Cooper, 53, of Crossett died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born November 16, 1946, to L. C. Sr., and Gladys Harris Cooper in DeQueen, he was a retired machinist for Mechanisms, Inc.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Jane Cooper; two sons, Dale Cooper and Eddie Tew; a daughter, Charlene Tew; his mother, Gladys Cooper, all of Crossett; a brother, L. C. Cooper, Jr., and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Jim Thomas, Tod Thurman, Steve Adkins, Kevin Cosby, Daniel Chisholm and Ernie Boseman. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Edith Barnes Effie
Edith Barnes Effie, 64, of Joplin, MO, formerly of Crossett, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at the Freeman Hospital West in Joplin after a long illness. Born November 12, 1935, in Crossett to the late John H. and Ophelia Sharp Barnes, she managed the Holiday Inn for 18 years and was head teller at Exchange National Bank in El Dorado for 18 years. She was a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church of Crossett.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Larry Effie of Joplin; a brother, John H. Barnes of Longview, TX; and a sister, Evon Perlick of Houston, TX.
Grave-side services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Pinewood Memorial Park with services directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Angela Carmen Fields
Angela Carmen Fields, 24,of Crossett died Saturday, March 25, 2000. Born February 23, 1976, to Larry Flowers and Kathy Wade, she was a manager for McDonald's and a member of the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Bryan Fields; two daughters, Lacie Renae Fields and Emily Diane Fields, all of Crossett; her mother and step-dad, Kathy and Pete Wade of Farmerville, LA; her father, Larry Flowers of Dubach, LA; her grandparents, Betty and LeRoy Swarers and Lawrence and Helen Flowers of Dubach; and two sisters, Shannon Norman of Rocky Branch, LA, and Tanya Boggs of Downsville, LA.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers were to be John Welch, Ken McDonald, Danny Whistler, Tim Abney, Robert Hendrix, and Everett, Ray and Allen Flowers.
Burial was to follow services at the Unity Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Edna Maudine Justice
Edna Maudine Justice, 75, of Hamburg died Monday, March 27, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care of Hamburg. She was a life-long resident of Hamburg, a homemaker, an U. S. Navy veteran,  and a member of the Eden Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Justice; her father, Dollie Marshall Bryan and a brother, David Bryan.
Survivors include a son, Richard Justice and wife Lisa of Hamburg; her mother, Ollie Ross Bryan of Hamburg; two brothers, Don and Ross Bryan of Longview; and a sister, Glendora Laurison of Hamburg.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were to be Morris Pennington, Larry Kinnaird, Russel Hogue, Tommy Thompson, Doyle Sivils and Herbert Wallace. Burial was to follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery.

Alice Maxwell
Alice Maxwell, 97, of the White Station community outside Crossett, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Bradley County, she lived in the White Station community for 70 years and was a homemaker and a member of the Holly Grove Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Maxwell, her parents, two brothers and three sisters. 
Survivors include many cousins and the Holly Grove Church family.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Ryles Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. John Childress officiating. Pallbearers were Howard Hollins, Richard Montgomery, Eddie Williams, Henry Tucker, Cedric Tucker and Michael Brown. Burial followed services at the Ryles Chapel Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ida Mae Metoyer
Ida Mae Metoyer, 73, of Crossett, formerly of Carson, CA, died Wednesday March 22, 2000, at her residence. A native of Ashley County, she was a retired beautician and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eld. Jordan W. and Daisy Ida Barnes Hendrix; three brothers, Marshall, Leroy and Clark Hendrix; and two sisters, Mamie L. France and Elizabeth Rhodes. 
Survivors include her husband, Wilson Earl Metoyer; a daughter, Betty Jean Brown of Pasadena, CA: three sisters, Rosey L. Harris of Margo, MS, Lovie Spratt of Inglewood, CA, and Vertner Wheeler of Hamburg; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Rev. Alphonso Madden officiating. Pallbearers were to be Eddie Hawkins, Michael Reed, Chris Lewis, Charles Rogers, John H. Hendrix and James Harris. Burial was to follow services at the Ryles Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Carl Dean Miller, Sr. 
Mr. Carl Dean Miller, Sr., 89, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at his residence in Parkdale. He was a native of Morrilton and a resident of Parkdale for the past 54 years. As veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Europe. In 1940 he married Margery Gregory and moved to Parkdale where he went into business with his father-in-law, Ernest Dean Gregory. He remained active throughout his life as a merchant and a planter as well as a director and founding officer in the Parkdale Gin Company and the Bayou Grain and Chemical Corporation. Mr. Miller was a member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church and a past member of the Parkdale School Board. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margery Gregory Miller in 1979; his parents, Moss & Cansada  Dillon Miller; a brother, James Harold Miller and two sisters, Lois B. Alston and Florine Miller.
Mr. Miller is survived by a son, Carl Dean Miller, Jr. and wife, Kathe, of Kilgore, TX; a daughter, Marcia Miller Johnston and husband, Richard, of Little Rock; two sisters, Carmen Drilling of Heber Springs and Aleta Tarpley of Texarkana, TX; and three grandchildren, Kimberly Miller, Stephen & Miller Johnston.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 25, in the Parkdale United Methodist Church with Rev. John Henley officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Norsworthy, Harry & Lance Dunigan, Ernest, Robert and Greg O'Neal. Honorary pallbearers were Ron Miller, Jessie West, Tom Sawyer, Jackie McCain, J.L. McCain, L.D. Myers, Larry Armstrong, John Noble Barnes, John Sumner Barnes & Billy Scroggins. Interment was in the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale United Methodist Church, PO Box 34, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Vada Savage Moses
Vada Savage Moses, 71, of Fountain Hill died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, the North Monroe, LA,  Hospital. Born September 16, 1928, in Sumpter to the late Joe and Sallie Durey Savage, she was a retired seamstress, a graduate of the Fountain Hill Schools and a member of the Fountain Hill United Methodist Church.
Survivors are a son, Joe Chaney of Fountain Hill; a daughter, Dianna Cox of Fountain Hill; four brothers, Lyance "Bo" Savage of Hamburg, Lawrence Savage of Mablevale, Eddie Savage of Hamburg and Jerry Savage of Conway; four sisters, Elroy Kirkland of Woodville, TX, and Nancy Shaver, Jackie Brooks and Chryl Slocum of Fountain Hill; four grandchildren, Tracy Murphy, Evan and Steven Chaney of Fountain Hill and Pamela Pharr of Monticello; and two great-grandchildren, Samantha Murphy of Fountain Hill and Sally Pharr of Monticello. She was preceded in death by Clayburn Moses, who she married in 1964, and three brothers, J. C, Orrell and Boyd Savage. 
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, in the Fountain Hill United Methodist Church with Revs. Pat Wilkerson and Waymon Mann officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery with arrangements by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

Anna Elizabeth Ruff
Anna Elizabeth Ruff, 99, of Portland died Monday, March 20, 2000, at the Lakewood Rehabilitation Center in Lake Village. A native of Hale County, AL, and a Portland resident for the past 70 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Light Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Ruff, in 1989; her daughter, Virginia Mae Johnson, in 1989; and her parents, William and Josephine Thomas.
Survivors include six grandchildren, Anna Lewis and Vivian Williams of Portland, Cynthia White of Montrose, Emmit Charles Jones of Las Vegas, NV, Lawrence Edward Vaughn of Lake Village and Robert Johnson of Kansas City, KS; 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a special niece, Celia Bynum.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the New Light Baptist Church with Revs. L M. Christian and Eugene Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Jones, Robert Johnson, Lawrence Vaughn, Jackie White, Phillip Williams and Eric Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the Second Baptist Church in Wilmot. Burial followed services at the Portland #2 Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Trudy Scott
Mrs. Trudy Scott, 87, of Hamburg died Wednesday, March 22, 2000,  at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Mrs. Scott was a native of the Shiloh community outside of Hamburg; a resident of Hamburg for the past 45 years, a homemaker and an Avon representative for the past 35 years. She was a former night hostess for Jones Funeral Home and an insurance sales person for Ashley Life Insurance Company for many years. She was recognized as one of Arkansas Volunteers of the Year in 1981 by KARK Channel 4 in Little Rock for her volunteer work at the Leisure Lodge Nursing Home in Hamburg. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was the secretary of the Nursery Department for the past 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Scott in 1970; a son, James "Jim" Scott in 1989; a grandson, Russell Scott Maxwell in 1954; her parents, Joseph M. & Ida Chavis Wigley; eight brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include a son, Louis Scott and wife  Cindy of Crossett; three daughters, Martha Kelley and husband Willie Claude, Betty Maxwell and husband John Henry, all of Hamburg, and Edith Phillips and  husband Millard of Crossett; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Scott of Crossett; a brother, W. C. Wigley of Crescent City, CA; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 25, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington & Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were David Maxwell, Chris Kelley, Craig McRae, Sam Evans, Keith Long, Jack McDonald, Tim Vaden, Tim Krissell, Glyn Stell, Shelby Scott, Earl Murphey, Duane Snyder and Russell Scott. Honorary pallbearers were Dean Hill, Richard O'Neal, Billy McDonald, Charles Boothe and Ronnie LaGrone. Interment followed services at the Creek Cemetery, directed by  Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Shiloh Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Alisa Scott, 774 Ashley 81 E., Hamburg, AR 71646.

Ola Jones Serrett
Ola Jones Serrett, 87, of Monticello died Monday, March 20, 2000, at her home. She was born October 24, 1912, in Drew County to the late Fletcher and Hattie C. Jones. She was the widow of W. A. "Bill" Serrett, a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors are a sister, Doris Demaret of Oklahoma City, OK, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Stephenson-Dearman chapel in Monticello  with  Rev. Buddy  Lemons officiating.  Pallbearers were Jackie, Keith, Ricky, Brett, Robert, Randy and Jeff Burton. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery. 

Mr. Arvil Taber
Mr. Arvil Taber, 59, of Little Rock died Saturday, March 25, 2000. He was retired from MacMillian-Bloedel Company.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Taber; his mother, Leona Taber of Little Rock; five brothers, Glenn and Tommy Taber of Little Rock and Cecil Leroy, Michael and Philip Taber of Benton; a sister, Beverly Lawrence of Bryant; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Albert Taber.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Roller Drummond Southwest Chapel with Revs. Charles Atkinson and Jeff Alderman officiating followed by a 4 p.m. grave-side service at the Promise Land Cemetery near Hamburg.

Mr. George Watkins, Jr.
Mr. George Watkins, Jr., 47, of Parkdale died Monday, March 20, 2000, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. He was a life-long resident of Parkdale, a farmer laborer and a member of the Penny Chapel C. M. E. Church. He was preceded in death by his father, J. W. Watkins, and his mother, Mattie Shoulders.
Survivors include four brothers, Lloyd Collins of Crossett, Billy D. Hobbs of Chicago, IL, and Boyd Brown, Jr., and Derrick Brown, both of Parkdale; and six sisters, Blanch Adams, Magalene Burns, Lillie Cobbs, Pamela Carter and Virglean Brown, all of Parkdale, and Etta Robinson of Hamburg. 
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the Penny Chapel C. M. E. Church with Rev. Willie Mae Goodwin officiating. Pallbearers were Curtis Hiller, James Dillard, A. C. Campbell, Dennis Morris, Paul Pride and Jessie Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Money and Lewis Mitchell. Burial followed services at the Zion Hill Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.


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