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William "Bill" Avery
William "Bill" Avery, 82, of Crossett died Friday, September 22, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care in Lake Village. Born April 16, 1918, to Joe Nathaniel and Flora Della Owens Avery, he was a barber and accountant and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mae Avery; a son, Lester Avery and wife Beth; a daughter, Janice Stratton and husband Donnie, all of Crossett; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 24, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Maxwell and Bro. Rawls Pierce officiating. Pallbearers were Jim Brooks, Dan Kersey, Jim Wooten, Bryan Bays, John Jacobs and Richard Edwards. Honorary pallbearers were members of his Sunday School class and Lem Miller. Burial followed services at the Lakewood Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

John Travis Jackson
John Travis Jackson, 73, of Crossett died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Warren, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill and was a member of the First Baptist Church on Florida Street in Crossett. A deacon in the church for the past 35 years, he was also a member of Exodus Lodge #403. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Eddie "Bo-Bo" Colen, Jr., and his parents, George and Erma Lee Bronson Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Queen Ester Jackson; seven sons, Rev. Curtis, Bobby Dale and Colby Jackson of Crossett and Rev. Travis, Johnny and Winfred Jackson of Fordyce;  three daughters, Jacqulyn Willis and Patricia Jackson of Crossett and Carolyn Dismuke of Harrell; 30 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, September 25, in the First Baptist Church on Florida with Rev. Curtis Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were members of the Exodus Lodge #403 with the deacons and trustees of the church and Silver Star Chapter #306, Singing Union #3, Community Singers #1 and the Church School as honorary pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Jewel Mae Perry
Jewel Mae Perry, 67, of Montrose died Thursday, September 21, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bayou Mason Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Perry of Montrose; two daughters, Darlene Cupit of Boydell and LaDonna Mixon of Jerome; and three grandchildren, Thomas Mixon and Perry and Jason Cupit. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23, in the Bayou Mason Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Christmas officiating. Burial followed services at the Bayou Mason Cemetery, directed by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village. 

Roy P. Prince
Roy P. Prince, 65, of Crossett died Thursday, September 21, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. He was born November 7, 1934, to Fred and Valeria Woodson Prince. Survivors include two cousins, Bea Scott and R. D. Woodson, both of Bastrop, LA. Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Friday, September 22, in the Bartholomew Cemetery in Bonita, LA, with Rev. Lynn Townsend officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Calvin Eugene Tucker
Calvin Eugene Tucker, 61, of the White Station community outside Crossett died Monday, September 18, 2000, at his home. A life-long resident of Crossett, he was a retired truck driver and was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Tucker. Survivors include a son, Carlis Edwards of Crossett; his mother, Laura Tucker of Crossett; seven brothers, Elder Marion, Raymond and Clifton Tucker of Seattle, WA, Eli Tucker of Blytheville, and Johnny, Sylvester and Curtis Tucker of Crossett; three sisters, Rosie Turner and Viola Shields of Seattle and Marie Martin of Crossett. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 23, in the Ryles Chapel A. M. E. Church with Bishop W. H. Satterwhite officiating. Pallbearers were Genice Tucker, Jessie Tucker, Jr., Charles Lawson, Eddie Williams, Terry Thompson and Thomas Spratt. Burial followed services at the Ryles Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Eliza Brewer
Mrs. Eliza (Dee) Brewer, 94, of Hamburg died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at the Pine Bluff nursing Home. A native of Portland and a life long resident of Hamburg, she owned and operated Wilson's Grocery Store in Hamburg for many years. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church of God in Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Brewer, a son, Cleophus Johnson; her parents, Lafayette & Matilda Tebbs Wilson, a brother, Lawrence Wilson and a sister, Lucinda Poe. She is survived by a sister, Lee Ella Thompson of Pine Bluff; a special cousin, John Wilson of Hamburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and cousins. Visitation will be 3 till 6 p.m., Friday, September 22, at the funeral home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 23, at the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ with Elder Huey P. Woods, Rev. Carlton Bobo, Elder Jack Woods and Elder Charles Woods officiating. Pallbearers are to be Larry Smith, Bobby Ray Jeter, Tommy Davis, John Smith, Roy Brewer, Cleveland Wilson and Robert Smith. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of the Full Gospel Church of God in Christ. Interment will be in the Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Esther A. Carpenter
Mrs. Esther A. Carpenter, 91, of Fountain Hill died Friday, September 15, 2000, at her residence. A native of Drew County and a resident of the Prairie Grove community in Drew County all her life, she was a homemaker and a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshal Carpenter, in 1998; a son, Garland Carpenter, earlier this year, a daughter, Clotene Carpenter in 1947; her parents, Owen & Mary Mullins Carpenter; five brothers, Horace, Willie, Frank, Owen & Tom Carpenter; and seven sisters, Rosetta Chadwick, Marie Carpenter, Lois Causey, Effie McManus, Mary Carter, Amy & Birdie Carpenter. She is survived by five sons, Ronnie Carpenter of Ladelle,  Kenny Carpenter of Hamburg; Mershal D. Carpenter of Crossett; Jimmy C. Carpenter and Billy Randell Carpenter, both of Fountain Hill; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 17, in the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with Revs. Jack Ferguson & Jimmy Bates officiating. Pallbearers were Ricky, Gary, Herbert, Jimmy Ryan & Randell Wade Carpenter, James Martin, Ryan McRae and Herbert Carpenter, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were J.W. Knighten, Clifford Bowden, Bob Lloyd and Macon Causey.  Interment followed services at the Prairie Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Ollie Bryan Evans   
Mrs. Ollie Bryan Evans, 98, of Hamburg, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mrs. Evans was a native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Hamburg for many years. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eden Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dollie M. Bryan in 1947; a son, David Bryan, a daughter, Edna Justice and her parents, Jessie B. & Margaret Johnson Ross, a brother, Harvey Ross and a sister, Evie Kilcrease. She is survived by two sons, Ross Bryan and Donald Ray Bryan both of Longview; a daughter, Glendora Laurison of Hamburg; a brother, Virgile Ross of Sun Valley, CA; two sisters, Lois Simpson of Crossett and Vera Smith of Hamburg; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 14, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Charles Pullin &  Mike Titsworth officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons, Steve White, Bobby Bryan, David Bryan Jr., Richard Justice, Mike Maxwell and Stan White. Honorary pallbearers were Preston Malloy, Ralph & Charles Hollis and Laron Berryman. Interment was to follow services at  the Flat Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church, P.O. Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Jewel Mae Maxwell Fleming
Jewel Mae Maxwell Fleming, 91, of Crossett died Wednesday, September 5, 2000, at her home. Born August 4, 1909, to Lynn Leonard and Lula Mae Forrest Maxwell, she was a homemaker and member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Jean Fleming; and her husband, Jack Fleming. Survivors include a son, Don Fleming of Hamburg; four daughters, Frances Deal of Camden, Redell Anders and Verda Mae Jenkins of Crossett and Glenda Henderson of Hamburg; two sisters, Annie Carter and Ollie Mae Taunton, both of Crossett; 17 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, September 8, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Revs. Randy Maxwell and Larry Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were Kenneth Carter, Georgia White, Leon Wood, LaDon Fleming, Clint Fleming and Lee Bufkin. Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Burial followed services at the Unity Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Opal Bunn Fuentes
Mrs. Opal Bunn Fuentes, a native of Hamburg and a resident of Mobile, AL, for many years, died in a Mobile hospital on Wednesday, September 13, 2000. A member of the Cottage Hill Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Donald. Survivors include her husband, Frank Fuentes of Mobile; a sister, Helen Jones of Dermott; two children, Thomas R. Tippy, Jr., of Monroeville, AL, and William L. Tippy of Baton Rouge, LA; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Friday,  September 15, at the chapel of Pine Crest Funeral Home in Mobile.

Mrs. Beulah Bates Gates
Mrs. Beulah Bates Gates, 71, of Hamburg died Saturday, September 16, 2000,  at the Weatherwood Nursing Home in Weatherly, PA. Mrs. Gates was a native of Ashley County; a resident of Weatherly for the past four years and a former resident of Springdale & Hamburg. She worked for Emerson Electric Company for many years. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, M.L. Gates in 1985; her parents, Walter & Laura Ellingburg Bates and a brother, Robert Bates. She is survived by a son, Floyd Alexander of Longmont, CO; a daughter, Beverly Gutosky of Weatherly, PA; a brother, Dewitt Bates of Hamburg; three sisters, Gladys Pryor of Monticello, Dorothy Finnley of Vidor, TX and Adine Irons of Montrose; and four grandchildren, Renee & Lori Alexander, Leslie & Josh Gutosky. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, at the Sardis Baptist Church with Rev. E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers are to be Jerry Pryor, Dale & Robert F. Bates, Lamar Rowe, Toby & Junior Irons. Interment will be in the Trafalgar Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Darryl L. Hankins
Darryl L. Hankins, 58, of Crossett died at 10:45 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Pine Bluff on June 17, 1942, to  Z. L. and Bette Ruth Worden Hankins, he was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Lyn Worden; and his sister, Ruellen Speck of Pine Bluff. He graduated from White Hall High School in 1961 and from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1961 to 1972 and was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War where he served as a radio operator. He was a teacher at Pine Bluff High, Forrest City and Crossett for 12 years and was an amateur radio operator for 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Patty Hankins; their children, Tanker, Gidget, Sandy and Autumn of Crossett; a brother, Ronnie Speck and wife and his two children of Mississippi; a stepdaughter, Tabatha Tipton and her husband and three children of Star City; and a stepson, Carl Robinson, his wife and two children of Texas. Memorial services were Wednesday, September 13, at the family's home at 306 Etheridge Drive in Crossett. Also, memorial service was broadcast on amateur radio frequency 3.853 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 13.

Anita Kay Ford Hense
Anita Kay Ford Hense, 28, of Monticello died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital. Born September 2, 1972, in Hamburg, she was a housewife and a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, James Hense of Monticello; one son, James Ray Hense of Monticello; her mother and father, Violet and Lloyd Ford of Milo; one sister, Lisa Ann Ramsey of Bismarck; and her grandmothers, Joan Wells of Monticello and Dorothy Ford of Hamburg. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel in Monticello with Rev. R. V. White officiating. Burial followed services at the Lone Sassafras Cemetery.

Ruth Magnolia Kemp
Ruth Magnolia Kemp, 93, of Crossett died Friday, September 15, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born September 19, 1906, to William "Jep" and Annie Lee Johnson Underwood in Hampton, she was a homemaker and a member of the Second Baptist Church. She loved gardening and growing flowers. Survivors include a son, Finis Earl Kemp of Kingman, AZ; a sister, Melba Gwen of Burney, CA; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 17, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Clay Courson officiating. Pallbearers were Kenny and Harold Pennington, Robbie Harrington, Paul Jordan, Wallace Beck and John Surratt. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Buel W. Young
Buel W. Young, 85, of Crossett died Thursday, September 14, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born February 4, 1915, to James Mart and Lucy Cole Young in Story, he retired after 34 years as a bag maker for Chase Bag, Inc. A believer in the Assemblies of God, he was an Army Corps veteran of World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an avid gardener and vegetable salesman. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Alta Young; two brothers, Ruel and Royal Young; and two sisters, Ester Lambert and Eva Young. Survivors include his wife, Elouise Young; two sons, Royce and Bennie Young, all of Crossett; a brother, Jasper Young of Mount Ida; four granddaughters, Sandy McDill, Jennifer Bailey, Holly Young and Marcy Young, all of Crossett, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 16, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Revs. Glenn Jenkins and Dan Webb officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Thomas, Bobby Jenkins, Mike Brown, Charles Langley, James E. Murphy, William A. Murphy, Cliff Bailey and Curtis McDill. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Vergie Sue Brown
Vergie Sue Brown, 83, of Crossett died Saturday, September 3, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care center in Crossett. A native of Beekman, LA, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church on Florida Street. She was preceded in death by her husband, V. S. Brown, four sisters and four brothers.  Survivors are a son, Felton Love of Crossett; two daughters, Peggy Anderson of Chicago, IL, and Mary Cummings of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Earlene Smith and Jotene Griffin of Oakland, CA, and Inez Tharpe of Bastrop, LA; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, in the First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating Pallbearers are to be A. C. Love, Thomas Lowe, Melvin Fudge, Joseph Evans, Freddie Lee Tharpe, Robert Trotter and Jessie Lowe. Honorary pallbearers are to be the deacons and trustees of the church. Burial will follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Louie Dean Huffman
Mr. Louie Dean Huffman, 67, of Hamburg died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was a native of Ashley County, a resident of the Milo community outside Hamburg since 1967, and a former resident of Houston, TX. He was a machinist and former owner of Huffman's Machine Shop, and he was a member, deacon and song leader of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of Prairie Lodge #462 where he was a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and a worshipful master. An U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the Ashley County veteran service officer and was instrumental in helping establish the Ashley County Veterans Memorial. He was also a member of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Huffman, in 1980; a sister, Virginia Huffman, in 1930; and a brother, Fred Huffman, in 1998.   Survivors include his wife, Doris Kenan Huffman of Hamburg; three daughters, Debra Hashem and husband Hani of Monticello; Cheryl Mangum and husband Tom of El Dorado and Alicia McCone and husband Wade of Virginia Beach, VA; his mother, Effie Lou Estelle Huffman of Hamburg; and five grandchildren, Megahan McCone, Katlyn and Jordan Hashem and Wes and Lara Mangum. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 7, in the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Dale Crumby, Larry Clements and Steven Franklin officiating. Pallbearers were Greg Sivils, Steve Pogue, John Wright, Larry Kinnaird, Morris Pennington and Royce Culp. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Hamburg Prairie Masonic Lodge #462 and Norris Burchell. Burial followed services at the Egypt Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Egypt Missionary Association, c/o Mr. John Laing, 272 Ashley Road 454, Hamburg, AR 71646. 

Mr. Vernon L. Locke
Mr. Vernon L. Locke, 67,  died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at his residence in Fountain Hill. He was a native of Fountain Hill, a resident of Fountain Hill for many years and a former resident of Crossett & Bastrop, LA. He worked for Georgia-Pacific and International Paper Mills in Crossett & Bastrop. A member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church and  a veteran of the U.S. Army, he was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie L. & Mattie Jones Locke. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Oliver Locke of Fountain Hill; a son, David Locke of Houston, TX; three daughters, Debbie Keller and husband Doug and Donna Lindeman and husband Andy of Bastrop, LA and Denice Musgrove and husband Douglas of Fountain Hill; two brothers, Julian Locke of Morrilton and J. C. Locke of Cabot; a sister, Valeria Smith of Monroe, LA; and six grandchildren, Carla & Matt Lindeman, John, Brittany, Justin & Jacob Musgrove. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 7, in the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Elton officiating. Pallbearers were Doug Keller, Andy Lindeman, Douglas Musgrove, Phillip Musgrove, Madison Musgrove and Greg Berry. Honorary pallbearers were Sterling White, Leon Roberts, V. W. Cason, J. L. White, John & George Oliver, Gene Stumbaugh, Buddy White and C.J. Middlebrook. Interment followed services at  the Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church, c/o Mr. Velton Cason, 213 Ashley Road 482, Fountain Hill, AR 71642.

Frank M. Moore
Frank M. Moore, 44, of Crossett died Thursday, September 7, 2000, in the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Born July 6, 1956, in Crossett to A. B. Moore, Jr., and the late Marguerite Potts Moore, he was a graduate of Crossett High School and was employed by the Bemis Company, Inc., of Crossett. A member of the Crossett First United Methodist Church, he was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed raising a garden and playing with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Moore of Crossett; a daughter, Mrs. Chuck (Traci) Allen of Crossett; a son, Kerry Philips of San Antonio, TX; his father, A. B. Moore, Jr., of Crossett; a sister, Marian H. Moore of Crossett; two brothers, Albert B. Moore III and wife Roberta of Crossett and William F. Moore and wife Patricia of Richmond, VA; two grandchildren, Jacob and Kennedy Allen of Crossett; and nieces and nephews Amanda Rich of Salem, OR, Eric Albert Moore of Wildhaus, Switzerland, and William Allen Moore and Erin Colette Moore of Richmond, VA. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 10, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Williams, Stephen Hillman and Zale Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Jack Allen, Dennis Ellis, Charlie Griever, Walter Hillman, Trent Knight, Johnny Lovett, Jack Reynolds and Jim Rich. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Paul Sullins Library, the Crossett Centennial Park or the memorial garden fund at the First United Methodist Church of Crossett.

Arvell Nalls, Sr.
Arvell Nalls, Sr., 67, of Crossett died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Ashley County, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill and was a member of the Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Nalls; his parents, John Allen and Izora Bryant Nalls; five brothers and one sister. Survivors include four sons, Arvell Nalls, Jr., of Jacksonville, TX, Jerry and wife Lisa and Gary and Kelvin Nalls, all of Monticello; a daughter, Temara and husband Byron Portis of Baton Rouge, LA; a brother, Zola Nalls of Oakland, CA; two sisters, Novella Lewis of Crossett and Veola Buffington of San Francisco, CA; and six grandchildren.  Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, September 11, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Bishop R. E. Matheney officiating. Pallbearers were Edgar Nalls, Percell Freeman, James Mitchell, Ricky Matheney, Marseleno Reed and Melvin Nalls. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery.  

Thomas William Noble
Thomas William "T.W." Noble, 79, of Monticello, died Thursday, August 31, 2000, at this home. He was born February 20, 1921 in Hamburg to the late Robert P. and Mattie Tumlison Noble. Mr. Noble was retired from the Arkansas Highway Dept. and was a farmer. He was a World War II  Navy veteran and a member of the Church of Christ but attended Mount Zion Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Ouida B. Yount Noble of Monticello; two daughters, Crystal Noble of Monticello and Karen Belknap of Dallas, TX; and one sister, Robbye Haggard of El Dorado.  Grave-side  services were on Saturday, September 2,  at 9:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mike Garvey officiating at the Mount  Zion Cemetery. Services were directed by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

S. T. Taylor, Jr.
S. T. Taylor, Jr., 91, of Crossett died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at his home. Born February 15, 1909, to Solom T. Sr., and Edna Haynes Taylor, he worked for the Crossett Lumber company from 1929 until 1942 as a grader. He then went into the U. S. Army and served as a diesel operator, maintaining and operating a diesel engine that was part of the radar unit on the aircraft warning system. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie E. and Clinton O. Taylor; and two stepbrothers, Clyde and James Standridge. Survivors include a niece, Noma Thompson of Hamburg. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, September 8, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Roy Craig and Dan Webb officiating.  Pallbearers were Billy Taunton, Aubrey  Lephiew, James Watt, Josh Taunton, Donald Mathews, and Jeremy Taunton. Honorary pallbearers were Jessie "Jap" Watt, Luke Clack and Billy Mack Watt. Burial followed services at the Mount Zion Cemetery.

Erma Jean Warren 
Erma Jean Warren, 51, of Hamburg, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care center in Hamburg. A native of Ashley County, she was a member of Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church and was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mary Pugh Warren, two sisters and three brothers.  Survivors include a brother, O. W. Warren of Berkeley, CA; and five sisters, Albertine Newton and Maxine McGhee of Crossett, Lorene Springs of Fort Smith, Ruby Jewel Warren of Benton and Lue Bertha Rayford of Chicago, IL. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, at the Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. A. L. Owens officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Duckworth, Thomas Lowe, John Griffin, Willie Ed Griffin, Terrian Keys, and Lee Simpson. Burial followed services at the Quinn Chapel Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Joyce Ann Parish Woods
Joyce Ann Parish Woods, 71, of Hot Springs, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, September 4, 2000, in the Longleaf nursing care facility in Ruston, LA. Born March 9, 1929, to Frank and Emma Cooper Parish in Crossett, she was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett, and an active member of the Junior Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her brother, Don Parish. Survivors include her husband, Fred E. Woods of Hot Springs; a son, Fred E. Woods, Jr., and wife Felice of Zachary, LA: a daughter, Mary Anne Lewis and husband Joey of Ruston, LA; a sister, Lucille Bryant and husband James of Bastrop, LA: and five grandchildren, Sarah and Caleb Nelson and Blake, Lewis and Rachel Latil. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Neil and Richard Chamberlain, Don, Max and Robert Woods, Rick Williams, Stovall Farmer and Joe Harper. Burial followed services at the Lakewood Cemetery, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Donations for Research, 10002 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Quinton Pierce
Quinton Pierce, 83, of Crossett died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Fountain Hill January 2, 1917, to Augustus and Minnie White Pierce, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a former caf‚ supervisor for Georgia-Pacific paper operations and retired from AVA. A member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille. Survivors include a daughter, Ginger Ingram of Jacksonville, FL; three stepdaughters, Katherine Gardner of Crossett, Kaye Jackson of Camden and Jackie Lykins of Salem, IN; a brother, Roy Pierce of Oklahoma City, OK; a sister, Helen Jones of Woodlawn; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Monday, September 4, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Maxwell officiating. Burial followed services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mary Louise Watson Roberts
Mary Louise Watson Roberts, 80, of Crossett died Monday, August 28, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born June 2, 1920, to William Curtis and Eva Edith Hughen Watson, she lived in Crossett until 1991 when she moved to love with her daughter. Mrs. Roberts was a retired merchant and homemaker. She and her late husband owned and operated a store in West Crossett for many years. She was a Baptist and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Willard Roberts; her daughter, Linda Carolyn Roberts Lamb; a brother, Thomas Allen Watson; and two sisters, Rosalie Watson Carter and Jessie Alma McKelvey. Survivors include her son-in-law, Phillip Lamb; two grandsons, Phillip "Sparky" Lamb and Devin Lamb of Knoxville; two brothers, W. Cecil Watson and Travis Watson of Crossett; two sisters, Edith Braswell of Crossett and Jean Lovelace of Pine Bluff; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, in the First Baptist Church. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines, Monticello, AR 71655.

Mrs. Virginia Garner Wilhite
Mrs. Virginia Christine Garner Wilhite, 76, of Hamburg, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Broadway Plaza Nursing Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in Rawls, on Dec. 26, 1923, the daughter of the late Ollie Bush Garner and Lavenia Estelle Deggs Garner, she grew up in the Hamburg area, graduating from Hamburg High School and Draughans Business College.  She married and moved to West Monroe, Louisiana, where she raised two sons. She was employed as a secretary at Glenwood Hospital and later became an LVN and worked at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe. She was active in the business world and was named the American Business Women's Association's Woman of the Year in 1958. After retirement she returned to Arkansas. A member of Corinth Baptist Church, she moved to Fort Worth this summer after a decline in health. She was preceded in death by her sister, Irene Garner Miles of Crossett, two brothers and two sisters who died as children, and her parents. She is survived by two sons, Douglas Carroll Wilhite and wife Lynda Nelson Wilhite of Jacksonville, Texas, and  Phillip Maxwell Wilhite and wife Charlotte Evans Wilhite of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandsons, Ralph Daniel Wilhite and wife Diane Riddick Wilhite of Fort Worth and Nicholas Paul Wilhite of Fort Worth; a niece, Shirley Miles Collins and her husband, L.A. Collins, of Crossett; a grandnephew David Vandarren Collins of Dallas; a grandniece Janet Lynn Collins Friesen and her husband Donald Wayne Friesen of Dallas, great-grand-niece and nephew, Katherine Lacy Friesen and Zachary William Friesen of Dallas, Texas. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Travis Roberts officiating. Pallbearers were Don Friesen, David & L.A. Collins, Danny Wilhite and Mike Chain.  Interment followed services the Hickory Grove Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Society for Deaf Children, PO Box 3355, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Mrs. Wilma Thompson Bowman
Mrs. Wilma Thompson Bowman, 93, of Eudora died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. Mrs. Bowman was a native of Simpson County, MS; a resident of Eudora for 74 years and a resident of Azalea Estates in Monroe for the past three years. She operated the McMillian Dry Goods Store in Eudora for many years. A member of the  Eudora Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husbands, C. D. McMillian and Byron W. Bowman; her parents, Charles & Maude McInnis Thompson; two sisters, Mattie Deville & Vesta Carlton; and four brothers, Clarence, Charles B., D.W. and Billy Ottis Thompson. She is survived by a step-son, B. B. Bowman of Las Vegas, NV; a step-daughter, Frances Miller of Little Rock; two sisters, Hazel T. White of Monroe, LA and Bernice T. Wilks of Bastrop, LA and a host of nieces and nephews. Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday August 24,  in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Eudora with Dr. Tom Wilks & Rev. Bill Carpenter officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Joe Lilly, P.O. Box 372, Eudora, AR 71640 or to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207.

Dedrick Lamar Brown
Dedrick Lamar Brown, 22, of Crossett died Friday, August 25, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Crossett, he was a laborer for Ram-Fab. He was preceded in death by a sister, Keisha Dianne Brown, and his grandparents, Paul Dupree and Mansfield and Claire Brown. Survivors are his parents, Lee Fred and Dorothy Dupree Brown of Crossett and two brothers, Michael Allen and Rodney Parnell Brown of Crossett. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were to be Undra Webb, Demetrius Webb, Eddie Hawkins, Jr., James Jones and Tyrone Moore. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Crossett High School class of 1997. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Maxine Dunlap Harris
Maxine Dunlap Harris, 71, of Crossett died Sunday, August 27, 2000.  Born to Cecil and Bertie Dunlap on October 28, 1928, in Green Hill (Drew County), she married Wirner Lee Harris, July 16, 1949, and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello, formerly Arkansas A&M College. She touched many lives during her years as a school teacher and retired from Georgia-Pacific Corporation after 25 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, and a board member of Cecil Williamson Ministry and United Methodist Renewal Services Fellowship. Mrs. Harris enjoyed traveling and R.V. camping with her family. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Wirner, two sons and daughters-in-law, Donny and Beverly Harris of Hot Springs and  Lee and Sherry Harris of Crossett; grandchildren, Jennifer Hunter and husband Harry, and Jason Harris of Hot Springs, Jessica Taylor and husband Chris of Atkins, Colton Harris of Monroe, LA, and Ben and Brea McCain of Crossett; two great-grandchildren, Neal Casement and Grayson Hunter of Hot Springs; one brother, Benny Dunlap and wife June of Seattle, WA; three sisters, Juanita Nowlen of West Palm Beach, FL, Martha Sue McClain of Monticello, and Dixie Jordan and husband Billy Joe of Oxford, MS; brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Judy Harris of Monticello; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sheila and Vernon Barnes of Crossett, and Juaniece and Terrell Wallace of Warren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 29, at the First United Methodist Church with Bro. Bill Williams officiating. Interment  followed at Green Hill Cemetery in Green Hill, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund at First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 728, Crossett, AR 71635 or Green Hill Cemetery Assoc., Attn: Merle Melancon, Treas., 2238 Old Warren Rd., Wilmar, AR 71675.

Connie Jean Holland Haskew
Connie Jean Holland Haskew, 34, of Crossett died Friday, August 25, 2000. Born December 27, 1965, to Joe and Lela Jean Elton Holalnd in Crossett, she was employed by Georgia-Pacific and was a member of Pleasant Lane Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lela Jean Holland. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Haskew II; a son, Ralph "Trey" Haskew III; a daughter, Hannah Lakin Holland, all of Lacey; her father, Joe R. Holland; two brothers, Richard and Dennis Holland, and many nieces and nephews, all of Crossett. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 27, in the Pleasant Lane Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Roberts and Rev. Wyers officiating. Pallbearers were Tim Poole, Dennis Alexander, Terry Ebarb, Johnny Robbins, Michael Adams and Matt Holland. Honorary pallbearers were Mike and Russell Poole.  Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Luther Azmon Hayes
Luther Azmon Hayes, 87, of Crossett, formerly of Warren, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 31, 1912, to Will and Jennie Russell Hayes, he was a retired guard for the Bradley Sawmill and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Eujenior Hayes; a grandson, Terry Hines; and a great-grandson, Dakota Hines. Survivors include two sons, Sammy Joe Hayes of Warren and Rex Hayes of Branson, MO; a daughter, Denver Jeffers of Crossett; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Wayman Mann and John Reed officiating. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Jewel Pennington
Mrs. Jewel Pennington, 84, of Hamburg died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at her residence in the Milo community. Mrs. Pennington was a native of Ashley County and a resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg all of her life. She was a homemaker, a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary and EHC. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. (Bud) Pennington in 1996; a son, Roy Alvin Pennington in 1940; her parents, John & Brooksie Spencer  Giles; four brothers and one sister. She is survived by two sons, Morris D. Pennington of Hamburg and James "Harold" Pennington of Crossett; a daughter, Edna Knight of Hamburg; a sister, Ruth Pennington of Monroe, LA; nine grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 26, in the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Ferrell Breshears,  Roy Craig &  Dale Crumby officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons, Michael & Gregg Knight, Harold Wayne, Kenny & Steven Pennington, Neal Sivils, Stephen Sizemore and Ricky Nelms. Interment followed services at the Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Egypt Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. John Laing, 272 Ashley Road 454, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Thomas E. "Tommy" Tucker
Thomas E. "Tommy" Tucker, 66, of Crossett died Sunday, August 20, 2000. Born April 4, 1934, in Haskell to Steve and Cloe Edna Mills Tucker, he was a deacon of the First Baptist Church, a retired fireman and loved hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Survivors include his spouse, Jean Tucker of Crossett; two sons, Andy Tucker of Denton, TX, and Bill Tucker of Dallas, TX; a daughter, Pam French of Chattanooga, TN; three sisters, Sue Huff of Cabot, Merle Bell of Little Rock and Abbie Lee of Dallas, TX; a sister-in-law, Theda Tucker of Traskwood; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett. Pallbearers were Claude Spainhour, Bob Bridges, Carrie Philley, Jackie Burchfield, Jimmy Rice and Jody Haney. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.   Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Paul Sullins Library, 125 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mrs. Iva Mae Bates
Mrs. Iva Mae Bates, 84, of Hamburg, died Saturday, August 19, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mrs. Bates was a native of the Trafalgar Community outside of Hamburg; a resident of Hamburg for the past 30 years, a resident of Ashley County for most of her life and a former resident of Long Beach, MS. She was a homemaker and a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ardell A. Bates; two sons, Robert Howard Bates & Marvin W. Bates; her parents, Cleveland & Elva McCauley Hill and two brothers, Elwin & Grover Hill. She is survived by a son, Richard Bates of Clarksville, TN; a daughter, Barbara Higginbotham of Hamburg; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Bates officiating. Pallbearers are to be Sonny Streeter, Wayne Mosley, Dewitt, Alvin, Elvin & T.R. Bates. Honorary pallbearer is Ricky Coney. Interment will be in the Trafalgar Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Irma Herron Blanks
Irma Herron Blanks, 94, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, at the Golden Years Manor nursing home in Lonoke. She was born June 30, 1906, to Rev. Phillip and Irma Temple Herron. She played the piano and organ for the United Methodist Churches in Lonoke and Hamburg. In 1929, she married Lane William Blanks of Hamburg, who preceded her in death in 1958. In 1969, she retired from the Blanks Insurance Agency and moved to Cabot where she was a member and organist for the Hope Presbyterian Church. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Selwyn and Phillip Herron, and three sisters, Louise Akers, Sue Currier and Margaret Tracy. Survivors include her sisters, Jean Hadley of Denham Springs, LA, and Tony Rowe of Lonoke; her daughter, Carolyn Park of Cabot; her son, Gregory P. Blanks of West Hills, CA; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19, at the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Dan Stiff officiating. Arrangements were by Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home of North Little Rock.

Cleotha Brown
Cleotha Brown, 83, of Crossett died Monday, August 14, 2000, at the North Monroe Hospital. He was born March 1, 1917, in Strong to Doc and Fannie Easton Brown. A member of the Exodus Lodge 403, a Baptist and a member of the trustee board of the First Baptist Church on Florida Street in Crossett, he was a crane operator for Georgia-Pacific and collected cars and trucks. Survivors include his wife, Vera Lee Brown; two sons, Cleazell and Charles Edward Brown, all of Crossett; two daughters, Virginia Brown Guilford of Upper Marlboro, MD, and Ruth Ann Brown Byrd of Suitland, MD; a sister, Inelma Freeman of Crossett; 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, August 18, in the First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Rev. Steven Conley officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Dukes, Harvey Dukes, Jesse Lowe, Gordon Kidd, Donald Smith and Gerald Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Roscoe Lewis, Freddie Lee Tharpe, Charles Alford Guilford, Edward Charles Brown, Napoleon Charles Brown, Undra Stanley and Donald Thrower. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Percy Hatchett, Jr.
Percy Hatchett, Jr., 56, of Monticello, formerly of Fountain Hill, died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care of Monticello. A native of Hamburg, he was a retired mechanic and a member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Hatchett; his parents, Percy, Sr., and Ruth Thomas Hatchett; a brother, Anthony Hatchett; and three sisters, Emma, Wendy and Suzy Hatchett. Survivors include his wife, Rev. Patsy Hatchett of Fountain Hill; a stepdaughter, Regina Hawkins of Fountain Hill; a brother, Richard Hatchett, Sr., of Hamburg; a sister, Patsy Colbert of Dermott; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, in the Bethel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Nolan Watson officiating. Pallbearers were Adolphus McHenry, Jerry Simpson, Douglas Withers, Marti Withers, Thomas David and Ricky Daniel. Burial followed services at the Norris Hill Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Mr. Johnny Wayne Rich
Mr. Johnny Wayne Rich, 53, died Friday, August 18, 2000, at his residence in Wilmot. Mr. Rich was a native of Lake Village; a resident of Wilmot for the past 30 years and a former resident of Lake Village. He was a self-employed diesel mechanic and a member of the Jennie Baptist Church in Lake Village. He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Juanita Gay Rich and a sister, Nora Scroggins. He is survived by his wife, Ricki Brewer Rich of Wilmot; two sons, Bruce Rich and wife Melissa of Parkdale and Jason Rich of Wilmot; a daughter, Leslie Vestal and husband Lamar of Hamburg; and two grandsons, Devan Lawson and Tanner Rich. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 20, at the Parkdale Baptist Church with Rev. Harry Noble officiating. Pallbearers were Walter Bordelon, Charles Lee Thomas, Larry Armstrong, Freddie & Billy Scroggins, Marty Allbright and Charles P. Harrell. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons. Interment followed services at  the Jennie Cemetery in Chicot County under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Federation for the Blind, 100 Peachtree Street, Suite 620, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Margie Rhodes
Margie Rhodes, 80, of Dermott, formerly of Lake Village, died Monday, August 14, 2000, at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, MS. A native of Rohwer, she was a retired beautician and a member of the Greater Second Baptist Church in Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie W. Rhodes; her parents, Charlie and Mattie Fudge Sheppard; eight brothers and two sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Willie Mae and husband Willie Smith of Lake Village; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 12 noon Saturday, August 19, in the Seven Star Baptist Church with Rev. L. Brown officiating. The Lake Village Male Chorus served as pallbearers, and the deacons of the church were honorary pallbearers.  Burial followed services at the New Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Bennie F. Young
Retired Master Sergeant Bennie F. Young, 77, formerly of DeKalb, TX, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at his home in Lake Village. Born to J. W. and Lillie Hilton Young on December 20, 1922, he served his country in the U. S. Army for 20 years, receiving many honors including being named NCO of the Year on two different occasions while stationed at Fort Bliss, TX. A former drill instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, he also retired from D&Z as a security guard. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of DeKalb and was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Ward Young; his parents, a grandson, Jeffrey Ben; three brothers, Lloyd, Earl and Glenn Young; and three sisters, Bernice Stinnett, Lillie Ima Gwendolyn and Floy Belle Lucille Young. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Phil Hargis of Lake Village; two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, April and Mark Graves of Wake Village, TX, and Amy Joe Proctor of Nash, TX; a step-grandson and wife, Robby and Jamie Hargis of McGehee; three great-grandsons, Jordan, Aaron and Adams Graves of Wake Village, TX; a step-great-granddaughter, Hannah Hargis of McGehee; two brothers, Jimmy Young of Portland and Wesley Young of DeQueen; and a sister, Ruby Batterton of Crossett, among many other relatives. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, August 14, in the Bates Rolf Funeral Home chapel in DeKalb, TX, with a nephew, Rev. Jason McCullough, officiating. Burial with full military honors followed services at the Woodmen Cemetery.

Douglas V. B. Stone
Mr. Douglass V. B. Stone, 76, of Hamburg died Thursday, August 17, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg for the past 16 years, he was a former resident of Monticello and retired from the Drew County Road Department in 1986. He was a member and a deacon of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg, a Gideon, a Mason and a member of the Woodmen of the World. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert M. & Ruth Mason Douglass Stone, and two sisters, Blanche White and Robbie Fleming. Survivors include  his wife, Grace Shurtleff Stone of Hamburg; a son, Robert E. Stone and wife Fran of Crossett; a daughter, Joyce Hussey and husband J. C. of Berryville; a sister, Anna Ruth Kelley and husband Hershel of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Robert D. Stone and  wife Susan of Crossett, Robinan Gentry and  husband, Derrick of Monroe, LA, and James R. Shell and wife Donna of Washington, DC and five great grandchildren Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 19, in the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington & Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie LaGrone, Tommy Hollis, Donald Wayne, Bob Rush, Doyle Lea and Freddie Martin. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of First Baptist Church. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Mount Olive Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Linda Shiver, 215 James Stone Road, Hamburg, AR 71646.


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