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Mr. Billy Lynn Hobbs
Funeral services for Mr. Billy Lynn Hobbs were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 11, in the First Baptist Church in Merryville, LA, with Revs. Wayne Squires and Steve Neesley officiating. He died Friday, December 8, 2000, in St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, TX, following heart surgery.
Born in Hamburg on September 28, 1935, he was a paper maker for 36 years, beginning with The Crossett Company in 1955 and retiring as superintendent of the number three newsprint machine after 22 years with Boise-Cascade in DeRidder, LA. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed his retirement years on Toledo Bend Lake. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Merryville where he sang in the choir and as a soloist for worship services as well as for many weddings and funerals. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margarette and Hogan Hobbs, and a son, Mark Alan Hobbs.
Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 45 years, Frances Jeffers Hobbs; a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Franks and husband Hershell; two sons, James David Hobbs and wife Rhonda and John Michael Hobbs and wife Connie; five grandchildren, Rebecca JoAnne Smith and husband Shannon, Jennifer Lee Franks, Jamie Denee Hobbs, James David Hobbs II and John Michael Hobbs II; a brother, Gerald Hobbs and wife Linda; two sisters, Julia Willis and husband Charles and Martha McGarrity and husband John; five nieces and three nephews.
Pallbearers were Anthony Hobbs, Dennis Willis, Jim Wells, Kenny Leigh, Barry Carter and John McGarrity with Rev. Jerry Carter as honorary pallbearer. Burial followed services at the Bivens Cemetery in Merryville.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Family Life or Music Department in Merryville, LA, or to the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Fund.

Mrs. Noba Lee Howie
Mrs. Noba Lee Howie, 85, of Hamburg died Saturday, December 23, 2000, at the Gladewater Nursing Home in Gladewater, TX. A native of Ashley County and a Hamburg resident for most of her life, she had lived in Gladewater for the past five years. A homemaker and member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Seab Howie, in 1970; a daughter, Sarah Howie, in 1971; her parents, John and Paralee Kelly Pruitt; a sister, Margaret Burchfield; and a brother, J. C. Pruitt.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Alice Jackson of Tatum, TX, Lois Mitchell of Gladewater, TX, and Lula Lee Brooks of Hamburg; a sister, Ethel Mae Howie of McGehee; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 26, in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Robin Allen, E. W. Ricks and Danny Roberts officiating. Pallbearers were to be Sanders and Don Brooks, John and Jimmy Jackson, Franklin and Rodney Ricks and Bobby and Joel Foster. Honorary pallbearers were to be Howard Foster, Robert Burns, Keith Ladd, John T. Elmore, Henry Austin, and L. V. "Bo" Williamson.
Burial was to follow services at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.  Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, c/o Mary Jo Burns, 3734 Highway 8 East, Parkdale, AR 71661 or the Alzheimer's Association, Central Arkansas Chapter, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Roc, AR 72205-1409.

W. B. "Bill" Jenkins
W. B. "Bill" Jenkins, age 87, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Friday, December 22, 2000. He was born in Crossett on August 11, 1913, to William Benjamin and Ophelia McMillan Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins graduated from Crossett High School in 1932. He worked at the Crossett Mercantile Co., working in the grocery department for three and a half years, then was promoted to the shoe department. In June, 1937, he began work at the Crossett Paper Mill assisting in setting up the first supply room. When the mill began operation, he worked in the machine room and later was transferred to the paper machine as a plugger, and advanced to machine operator.
In 1942, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in World War II in the European theater, as a master sergeant in the ordinance division. In 1946, he returned to the paper mill and advanced to assistant paper mill manager. In 1978, he retired from the Georgia Pacific Corp. after forty-six years, where he was fondly called "Mr. Bill" by the employees. Mr. Jenkins was active in Junior Chamber of Commerce and served as Crossett City Alderman for four years.
Since retirement, he organized the S.C.O.R.E.  group for the Chamber of Commerce, serving in that position for eleven years. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett and served as president of the Men's Bible Class for ten years. He was the organizer of the volunteer Big Wheelers for the Crossett Leisure Lodge nursing home patients, serving for approximately fourteen years. He was an active member of the Crossett Rotary Club since its inception, where he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. Mr. Jenkins was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Barnes Jenkins, and a daughter, Rosamond Jenkins.
 Survivors include a special friend, Maudine Kordsmeier of Crossett; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Houston of Crossett; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 24, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Roy Denson, Dan Kersey, Ben Johnson, John Carl Jordan, Pete Schwartz, Bobby Gill, Tom Pat Cook and Bert Jordan. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men's Bible Class, Randolph Perritt, Hank Spikes, Bruce Deless, Charles Grasse, Rusty Morgan, Phillip Higginbotham and James Hubbard. Bobby Gill and Bert Jordan were ushers.  Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Tom Myers
Mr. Tom Myers, 91, of Crossett died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. A native of Polk County, he had lived in Crossett since 1981 and was a former resident of Wilmot. A retired farmer and a Baptist, he was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie Rainbolt Myers, in 1986; a son, Jimmie Myers; his parents, Arthur and Ethel Holloway Myers; four brothers, James, L. D., Hubert and Poss Myers; and two sisters, Syble Lloyd and Reba Hall.
Survivors are two daughters, Irene Sivils of Crossett and Madge Hicks of Atkins; two sisters, Ruth Harrison of Dermott and Rea Johnson of Crossett; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 21, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Dan Ward officiating. Pallbearers were Rusty Little, George Stark, John Hall, Thomas Freeman, Floyd McCain, L. D. Myers, Jr., Dale Myers, Tony Reel and L. C. Sivils. Burial followed services at the Dry Bayou Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dry Bayou Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Polly Wolf, 138 Ashley Road 378, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Annie Faye Ogden
Annie Faye Ogden, 72, of Crossett died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born April 13, 1928, in Boydell to James Montgomery and Pearl Turner Morris, she was a Past Worthy Matron of Crossett Chapter #303 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Orange Chapter #214 of Orange, TX, and a member of McDonald Baptist Church in Orange, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Bobby Glenn Ogden; a great-grandchild, William John Dodd; and two brothers, James N. Morris and William S. Pennington.
Survivors include her spouse of over 51 years, Arderie Ogden of Hamburg; a daughter, Judy Dodd of Crossett; two brothers, Richard Pennington of Des Moines, IA, and Tim Morris of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Sue Harmon of San Antonio; and two grandchildren, Donica McLeod and LaTisha Dodd. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, December 22, in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with Don Ward and Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Ronnie Bowen, Eugene Burnett, Tim Abney, Robert Hendrix, Jarrod Bowen and David Harmon. Honorary pallbearers were Clarence Burnett, Chad Hendrix, Floyd Ogden and Eddie Stanley, Jr.
Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Althea Nichols Patton
Althea Nichols Patton, 79, of Crossett died Sunday, December 17, 2000. Born March 30, 1921, in Kingsland, she was active in the NAACP, a financial secretary for the Plywood Local Union #474, and was a foster grandparent for ten years. She was a member of Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church and attended Victory Christian Fellowship. A loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed cooking and reading her Bible, providing Biblical counseling to many friends and relatives.
Survivors include three sons, Leroy, John and Robert Patton of Crossett; two daughters, Robbie Brown of Crossett and Mary Patton of Johnsville; a brother, Otha Coleman of California; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Dorothy Pollock
Mrs. Dorothy Pollock, 75, of Hamburg, died Thursday, December 21, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life, she worked at Harrison's Department Store, Kroger and Drakes Drug Store and was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli & Mary Biggs Williamson; two brothers, Marvin & Edward Williamson and two sisters, Ruby Williamson Bawcom and Erma Williamson Mathis.
She is survived by her husband, Mr. Delle Pollock of Hamburg; a step-son, Terry Pollock of Little Rock; a step-daughter, Debbie Mills of Little Rock; a brother, L. V. "Bo" Williamson of Snyder; three sisters, Georgia Robinson and Bobbie Peacock of Hamburg and Mary Woods of Ashdown; a special niece, Debbie Woods Boone and husband, David, and their children of Ashdown; three step-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 23, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Donnie & Jimmy Horn, Marvin & Tony Vestal, Richard & Bobby Joe Gwin, Philip Lauhon and Donnie Miller. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Miller Deer Camp. Interment followed services at  the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Gardner Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 506, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Versie Mae Colbert
Versie Mae Colbert, 57, of Hamburg died Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A life-long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Epistles of God Church of Deliverance. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Jean Colbert, and her father, Charlie Brown.
Survivors include three sons, James and wife Dawanda Colbert, Kenny Crawford and Daryl Haynes, all of Stone Mountain, GA; a daughter, Hattye and husband Desmond Andrews of Stone Mountain; her mother, Hattie Mae Brown of Hamburg; four brothers, Dan and Terry Brown of Hamburg, Charles Brown of Magnolia and Ronnye Brown of Little Rock; four sisters, Shellia Ann Lawson of Crossett, Ruby Robinson of Little Rock, and Katy Bell and Sandra Bedford of North Little Rock; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home in Hamburg with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Pallbearers were Jessie Simpson, Bobbie Barnett, Michael Cox, Levell Stanley, James Tucker and J. W. Brown. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery.

Ethel Dortch
Ethel Dortch, 92, of Parkdale died Sunday, December 10, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Thomasville, AL, she was a homemaker and a member of the Penny Chapel A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleveland Dortch; a son, Morris Dortch; a daughter, Mazie Lee Cobbs; an adopted daughter, Mary Dortch; and her parents.
Survivors include three sons, Leroy Dortch of Chicago, IL, Charlie Dortch of Galesburg, IL, and Clauzell Dortch of Parkdale; an adopted son, Cleveland Dortch of Mesquite, TX; seven daughters, Lucinda Coleman, Mary Stella Watkins, Nellie Gray Stanley, and Ethel Mae Campbell of Parkdale, Elen Davison and Beulah Dortch of Galesburg, IL, and Rosie Lee Thomas of Chicago; 37 grandchildren, 111 great-grandchildren, 40 great-great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m Saturday, December 16, in the Penny Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Willie Mae Goodwin officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Mooney, David Smith, Randy Smith, Randolph Morris, Dennis Morris, A. C. Campbell, Larry Taylor, and Willie Williams. Honorary pallbearers were the trustees of the church. Burial followed services at the Zion Hill Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr.  Jefferson O. Grice
Mr. Jefferson O. Grice, Jr., 50, of Moscow, TN, died Thursday, December 14, 2000, in Somerville, TN. He was a native of Kenova, West Virginia; a resident of Moscow, TN for the past two years and a former resident of Memphis & Little Rock. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Little Rock and was preceded in death by his father Jefferson Grice, Sr. in 1980.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Roby Grice of Moscow, TN; a son, Nathan Grice of Little Rock; two daughters, Jennifer Hennessey of Little Rock and Maci Grice of Independence, MO; three step-sons, James King of Germantown, TN, Jonathan King of Reagan, TN, and Joseph King of Memphis, TN; his mother, Virginia Courson Grice Riley of Little Rock and a grandson, Klye Harris.
Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington officiating. Pallbearers are to be Bobby Davis, Don Davis, Chris Cook, P.G. Bradford, Russell Mathis, and Paul Courson. Interment will be in the Pinewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Central Arkansas Chapter, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409

Julia Woods Rickman
Julia Woods Rickman, 65, of Crossett died Friday, December 15, 2000, at her home. Born March 17, 1935, in Hamburg to George and Brooksie Coulter Norrell, she was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Crossett and was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, George Norrell, and a sister, Willie Swan.
Survivors include her husband, Pat Rickman; a stepson, Dennis Rickman; three daughters, Sandy Harrison and Dixie Adams, all of Crossett, and Julia Reed of Monroe, LA; two brothers, William Norrell of Crossett and James Norrell of Homer, LA; three sisters, Frances Gray of Monroe, LA, Lillian Green of Sterlington, LA, and Mary Ruth Johnston of Harrell; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were on Sunday, December 17, in the First United Pentecostal Church of Crossett with Bros. Larry Hickman, Bryan Peck and Ronnie Turner officiating. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Orland G. Sanders
Orland G. Sanders, 78, of Crossett died Sunday, December 17, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born August 22, 1922, to James Curvis and Mamie Chamberlis Sanders, he was an U. S. Army World War II veteran and a machine operator for Georgia-Pacific Extrusion before retiring. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his spouse, Mildred Sanders of Crossett; two sons, Glen Sanders and Randale Sanders of Crossett; a daughter, Teresa Jenkins of El Dorado; two brothers, Doyle Sanders of Locust Bayou and Darce Sanders of Camden; a sister, Unavee Barner of Hampton, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Crossett. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Margarette E. Hobbs
Mrs. Margarette Etheridge Hobbs, 89, of Hamburg, died Thursday, December 7, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and Hamburg and a resident of Monticello for the past six years, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg, a homemaker, seamstress,  cook, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and prayer warrior. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hogan Hobbs, in 1995; a son, James Hobbs; a grandson, Mark Hobbs; her parents, Ruben & Colen Rebecca Allen Etheridge; six brothers and five sisters.
Survivors are  two sons, Billy Hobbs and  wife Francis of Zwolle, LA, and Gerald Hobbs and  wife Linda of Dumas; two daughters, Julia Alice Willis and  husband Charles of Demopolis, AL, and Martha McGarrity and  husband John of Monticello; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 9, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. John Ross and. Rick Etheridge officiating. Pallbearers were Dennis Willis, Anthony Hobbs, Nanette Judd, Geralyn Miller, Charity & Leah Dennington. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Dorcus Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church. Interment followed services at  the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the donor's favorite charity.

Milton Monroe Johnson
Milton Monroe Johnson, 88, of Crossett died Monday, December 4, 2000, at the Hamburg Leisure Lodge. Born January 12, 1912, in Sheridan, he was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired forester for Georgia-Pacific Corp., and a long time member of the South Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. He loved to fish and work in the yard.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Helen Louise Johnson of Crossett; one son, William Edward Johnson of Enfield, CT; three grandsons, Justin, Jarrod and Jacob; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 7, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Don Justice officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Harold Dean Lott
Harold Dean Lott, 70, of Bastrop, LA, died Saturday, December 9, 2000, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. A retired industrial painter, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Ella Evans Lott. 
Survivors include a daughter, Sherry McDonald of Bastrop; four sons, Carl Lott of Lake City, FL, Harold Douglas Lott of Bastrop, Dennis Wayne Lott of Adona, Ark, and John Stephen Lott of Pineville, LA; a sister, JoAnn Simms of Minden, LA; three brothers, Raymond Lott of Houston, TX, Ralph Lott of Tioga, LA, and Floyd Lott of Crossett; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, in the Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Eppinette officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Egypt Cemetery with arrangements by Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop. 

Mrs. Cornelia Hines Parker
Mrs. Cornelia Hines Parker, 85, of Crossett died  Sunday, December 10, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mrs. Parker was a native of Clahoun County, a resident of Crossett since 1952 and a former resident of Dermott and Hampton. A homemaker and  member of the North Crossett Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil J. Parker in 1971; her parents, Charlie & Amelia Thomas Hines; a sister; two half sisters and a half brother.
Survivors are two daughters, Margaret Jean Waldrup and  husband Allen of Hamburg; Jerri Palmer and husband Billy of Longview, TX; two brothers, Charles William Hines of Austin, TX, and Robert O. Hines of Cove City, OR; three sisters, Ruth Leisinger of Dayton, TX, Lula Roe of Shreveport, LA, and Ruby Smith of Tyler, TX; four grandchildren, Tammy Henry and  husband Bill of Crossett; Ginger Welch and husband Jim of El Dorado and Kevin Palmer and  wife Summer of Austin, TX, and Susan Palmer Altom and  husband, Dan, of The Woodlands, TX; three great-grandsons, Will & Stephen Henry and Robert Allen Welch; one great-granddaughter, Mary Ellen Welch; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Grave-side funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, in the Union Grove Cemetery south of Harrell with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Honorary pallbearers were to be  Kevin Palmer, Dan Altom, Bill Henry, Jim Welch and Brady Parker. Funeral arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Union Grove Cemetery Association, c/o Earl Gorman, Rt 3, Box 124, Hampton, AR 71744 or to Gideons International, PO Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635.

Flora Mae White
Flora Mae White, 83, of Bastrop, LA, died Sunday, December 10, 2000, at the Cherry Ridge guest care home. A homemaker and member of the Central Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Olan W. White, and a son, Glen Dale White.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Ellis and husband Richard of Austin, TX, and Mickey Farrar and husband Leonard of Bastrop; five sons, Sherwood White and wife Virginia of St. Petersburg, FL, Donald White and wife Betty of Little Rock, Darrell White and wife Elaine and Ed White and wife Beverly of Bastrop, and Jimmy White and wife Judy of Downsville, LA; a sister, Loyce Stell of West Monroe, LA; a brother, D. S. "Boots" Madden of Texarkana, AR; 24 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, in the Central Baptist Church with Bros. Freddie Spears and Thad Douglas officiating. Sons were to be pallbearers with grandsons as honorary pallbearers. Burial was to follow grave-side services at the Promise Land Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, with arrangements by Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Jane Frances Maxwell Williams
Jane Frances Maxwell Williams, 81, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, December 4, 2000. She was born in Bastrop July 21, 1919. She and her husband, Robert Shirley Williams, moved to Beekman, LA, where they retired. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston, MA, and the First Church of Christ Scientist in Monroe, LA. She worked as a legal secretary and after retirement, went to Boston to work in the translation department of her church. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include three children, James Robert Williams and wife Sharon of Washington, D. C.., Shirley Frances Williams of Bastrop and Leon Harris "Harry" Williams and wife Sue of Clemson, SC; five brothers, David M. Maxwell, James L. Maxwell, Paul E. Maxwell, Don R. Maxwell and Richard T. Maxwell; one sister, Rosetta C. Satterfield; a sister-in-law, Mildred Melton; and grandchildren Daniel James Williams of Knoxville, TN, Ann Marie Wills and husband Howard of Merriam, KS, Melissa Robb and husband Bill of Ellis, KS, Robert James Williams and wife Isabelle of Enid, OK, Penelope Jane Reyes and husband Tedoro of San Francisco, CA, Stacee Elizabeth Aspland and husband John of Long Beach, CA, Carrie Lyn Williams of Atlanta, GA, and Ethan Alan Frederick and wife Megan of Atlanta; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett.

John Frank Wolf, Jr.
John Frank Wolf, Jr., 75, died Thursday, December 7, 2000, in Texarkana, TX. Born January 18, 1925, in Hamburg to John Franklin, Sr., and Essie Dell Noble Wolf, he and his wife made their home in Idabel, OK, for the past 30 years after moving from Baton Rouge, LA. He retired from Weyerhauser, where he was employed as a power house supervisor. He was an U. S. Eighth Air Force veteran of World War II, with tours of duty in England and Czechoslovakia. A Baptist, he was preceded in death by his parents, who lived in Crossett.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Darlene Wolf of Idabel, OK; three sons and daughters-in-law, Phillip Aubrey and Margaret Wolf of Alpharetta, GA, John Frank Wolf III of Hugo, OK, and  Billy Bob and Jeanette Wolf of Idabel; two daughters, Brenda Gibbs of Fredricksburg, VA, and Julia Alice Ives of Texarkana, AR; a brother, Louis Aubrey Wolf of Little Rock; a sister, Evelyn McCormick of Crossett; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9, in the First Baptist Church in Idabel, OK. Grave-side services were at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, in the Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mickey Noble, Scott McCormick, Jeff Ives, Jarrod Ives, David Wolf, Harbison Moffatt, Tony Moffatt, Norris Burchell and Gary Johnson. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Michael McCauley Briggs
Michael McCauley Briggs, 59, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, in Houston, TX.
Survivors include his parents, Norman and Betty Briggs of Crossett, and a nephew, Mark Gripp of Eugene, OR.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 4, in St. Mark's Episcopal Church with Father George Hart officiating, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. 

Willie Daniels
Willie Daniels, 91, of Lacey died Sunday, November 26, 2000, in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Drew County, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Promise Land Baptist Church in Lacey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Jo Daniels, on November 5, 2000; two sons, William Terry and Willie Daniels, Jr., and his parents, King David and Margaret Lambert Daniels.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Mae Daniels and Mae Thomas of Lacey; a sister, Robizine Blanks of Fountain Hill; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, December 1, in the Promise Land Baptist Church in Lacey with Rev. Olderns McQuay officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Ray, Hubert, Ernest and Charlie Smith, Mark Graham, Gary Lambert and Willie Lamar and Walter Daniels. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of the church.
Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Betty Jo Donaldson
Betty Jo Donaldson,  68, of Crossett, died Thursday, November 30, 2000, at her residence. She was born on September 14, 1932 to David Eugene and Johnnie Mae Smith Stell. Mrs. Donaldson was a honor student when attending Hamburg High School, an Ashley County Medical Center Auxiliary member, and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett where she was involved with the Golden Voices and working with the youth. She loved quilting, fishing, the outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Donaldson was preceded in death by two sisters, Francis Kelley and Jean Cahill; and one brother, John Stell.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence Eugene Donaldson of Crossett; one son, Jimmy Donaldson of Crossett; two daughters, Janet Cronin of Little Rock and Judy Jenkins of Harrison; two sisters, Carrie Austin of Monticello and Celeste Fairweather of Davenport, LA; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Doyle Donaldson, Donnie Rice, Hugh Austin, David Culp, Don Cahill and Bill Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were J.D. Kelly, Charles Morgan Kelly Jr., Bobbie Jones and Charles Donaldson.

Phillip Key
Mr. Phillip Rayner Key, 35 of Monette, died Thursday, November 9, 2000, in Little Rock. He was born June 29, 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Linda Kay Rider Key and the late Jimmy Eugene Key Sr. He attended school in Hamburg as a young person and resided there for a number of years. Mr. Key was also a former resident of Memphis and Little Rock before recently moving to Monette. He was a self-employed painter and he attended the First Assembly of God Church in Sherwood. Mr. Key was married December 1, 1997, to the former Miss Renae Bunch, who survives. He loved music and singing, writing poetry, and traveling to the mountains and the ocean. Along with his father, Mr. Key was preceded in death by his daughter's mother and first wife, Kimberly Adams Key of Memphis, and his grandparents, Sarah and Andrew Rider, and James and Bertha Key.
In addition to his wife, Renae, survivors include one daughter, April Key, and his mother, Kay Key, both of Wynne; and a brother, Jimmy Eugene Key Jr. of Elberta, Alabama.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 11, at the Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Hancock, pastor of Wynne First Assembly of God, officiating. Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne and McCrory was in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to Teen Challenge, P.O. Box 8177, Hot Springs, AR 71909.

Mrs. Ora Hester Phillips
Mrs. Ora Hester Phillips, 97, of Fountain Hill, died Sunday, December 3, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. Mrs. Phillips was a native of Crossett; a resident of Fountain Hill for 70 years and a resident of Crossett for the past 7 years. She was a retired teacher who taught in the Welch and Fountain Hill schoola. She was a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church where she was president of the WMU for many years and Sunday school teacher, and she was a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Robert R. (Ray) Phillips in January of this year; her parents, Jim & Maggie Geddie Hester; two brothers, Aldon E. & Roland E. Hester; a sister, Adelle Hollis and three brothers that died in infancy.
Survivors include  three sons, James Avery Phillips and wife Maxine of Houston, TX, William R. "Bill" Phillips and wife JoAnn, and Millard E. Phillips and wife Edith of Crossett; two daughters, Elsa Raye Cason and husband V.W. of Fountain Hill and Gladys Hester Sanders of Lubbock, TX; one brother, J. Norman Hester of Crossett; two sisters, Corinne Binns of Crossett and Inez Norrell of El Dorado; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews; and two care-givers, Susie Murphy of Hamburg and Martha Boney of Bastrop, LA.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 6,  at the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Elton and Gene Gregory officiating. Pallbearers are to be  Terry Phillips, Craig Gentry, Neal Phillips, Tim Vaden, Stewart Phillips and Tim Krisell. Honorary pallbearers are to be Sterling White, Bobby Binns, Thomas Norrell, Tim Norrell, Charles Hollis, Bill Hester, Dale Hester, Frank E. Denson, Robert A. Phillips and Edward Phillips. Interment will be in 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 Velton Cason, 213 Ashley Road 482, Fountain Hill, AR 71642.

Mrs. Florence Hobbs Yates
Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Hobbs Yates, 72, of Fountain Hill died Monday, November 27, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Montrose and a resident of Fountain Hill for the past 35 years, she retired from the Hamburg Shirt Factory in 1990 and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Eastwood in 1989 and Joe Yates in 1980; her parents, J. B. & Opal Brewster Hobbs, two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include five sons, Carl "Ricky" Eastwood of Florence, WI; Billy Joe Yates of Fountain Hill, Butch Yates of Monticello, Joe Fred Yates of Hamburg and James Fred Yates of Little Rock; five daughters, Glennis Holland of Hamburg, Bonnie Tumlison and Jo Ann Qualls of Crossett, Nancy Wilcox of Fountain Hill, and Joyce Smith of Monticello; three brothers, Robert Hobbs of Crossett, Jackie Hobbs of Alsey, IL and Jimmy Hobbs of Greenbrier; three sisters, Lynell Bowen of Pine Bluff, Linda Poole of Vilonia, and Sue Johnson of Crossett; 23 grandchildren, Deen Griffith, Davie Holland, Stacey Ricks White, Casey Ricks High, Paul Ricks, Heather Eastwood, Scott Eastwood Porter, Anthony & Joseph Wilcox, Amanda Holland Heranney, Nicholas Holland, L.B., Kevin & Jennifer Yates and nine others; 14  great-grandchildren, Trent & Keaton Griffith, Tabitha McDougald Freeman, Tori Land, Vance High, Birttany Ricks, Caleb Eastwood and Austin Heranney and six others and  numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 29,  in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Jackie Hobbs and Jack Calclasure officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy Shaver, Skip Maxwell, Dickey & Rocky Savage, Frank Wesson and Frankie Martin. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons. Interment followed services at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, c/o Mr. Howard Foster, 320 W. Radford, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Robert Lee Arnold, Jr.
Robert Lee Arnold, Jr., 59, of Hamburg died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at his home. A native of Camden, he was a former truck driver for Steve Bolin Logging and was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sutilla Primm Arnold; and two brothers, Richard Arnold and Rase Brown.
Survivors include his wife, Pastor Mary Arnold; three sons, Ricky, Chris and Leroy Arnold of Watergate, TX; six daughters, Remonica Arnold, Pamela Heard and Felicia Arnold of Hamburg, Felicia Martin of Crossett, Brenda Arnold of Watergate, TX, and Angie Arnold of New York, NY; two brothers, Revs. Sam and John Wesley Arnold of Hamburg; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 25, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating. Pallbearers were David Miller, Earnest Jenkins, Willie Ed Franklin, Clarence Tucker, Hollis McQuay and Ray Watson. Burial followed services at the Johnson Cemetery. 

Richard Oliver Barnett, Sr.
Richard Oliver Barnett, Sr., 62, of Crossett died Friday, November 17, 2000. Born March 13, 1938, to Oliver Daniel and Hazel Ethel Murphy Barnett, he was a life-long resident of Crossett, a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and a retired engineer for Georgia-Pacific Corp. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Beef Trail Deer Camp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Barnett.
Survivors include a son, Richie Barnett of Little Rock; a daughter, Brooke Cantley and husband Mike of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Jess, Noah and Katie Cantley and Annabella Barnett; and three sisters, Edith Hunnicutt of Valdosta, GA, and Nancy Willis and Bennie McArthur of Crossett.
Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

William Bruce Barnett
William Bruce Barnett, age 44, of Dallas, TX, formerly of Crossett, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000. Born June 18, 1956, to Willie Mae and Martiel Carter Barnett, Mr. Barnett was a 1974 graduate of Crossett High School. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and received a degree in pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Mr. Barnett was employed at Advance Paradigm in Dallas and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Crossett. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Barnett Bolin and his grandparents, William Carter, Ollie and Elzie Barnett.
Survivors include his parents, Martiel and Willie Mae Barnett; his grandmother, Zelma Young; a brother, Jerry Mac and wife Margaret; a sister, Kathy Baldwin and husband Tom; and a brother-in-law, Johnnie Bolin, all of Crossett; four nephews; and one niece; three great-nephews; and one great-niece; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, in the First Freewill Baptist Church of North Crossett with the Rev. John Reed officiating. Interment  followed at Carter Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were Andrew Wallace, Alan Hopper, Mike Barnett, Benji Carter, John R. Crisp and Jeff Henry. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Crossett High 1974 class.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University, Little Rock, Ark. 72207 or the Carter Cemetery Fund, 10900 Wilkins Drive, Bastrop, La. 71220.

Benjamin Felton Bowman
Benjamin Felton Bowman, 77, of Warren died Sunday, November 19, 2000, at the Leisure Lodge in Monticello. Born August 13, 1923 in Farmerville to the late Casper Adonis and Hattie Castleberry Bowman, he was a retired highway contractor for the U.S. Postal Service, a Baptist and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Master Sgt. Bowman served as a mortar gunner and combat infantryman in New Guinea, Luzon and the Philippines.
Survivors include his wife Peggy Quimby Bowman, who he married August 23, 1942; two sons, Nick Bowman and wife Linda of Farmerville, LA, and Bobby F. Bowman and wife Virginia of Hamburg; one daughter, Sherrilyn Jean Weaver of Crossett; two brothers, Kirby Bowman of Warren and Melton Bowman of Houston, TX; three sisters, Christine Greenwood of Warren, Maxine Yates of Fayetteville, and Jerrye Conto of Warren; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 22, at 1:30 p.m. at Frazer's Funeral Home with Rev. Terrell Wallace officiating, Janice Sullivan as organist and Larry Killian as soloist. Burial was in Hickory Springs Cemetery near Warren. Pallbearers were Kirby Pease Bowman, Benjamin F. Bowman II, Christopher M. Weaver, Joe Don Greenwood, David Wayne Weaver, Don Martin and Mike Yates. Honorary pallbearers were Doyle and Orren Gates, Jerry and Don Robinson, Mark Ryles, Mickey Tucker and Tom, Lynwood and David Dees. Memorials preferred at First Baptist Church of Warren.

Robert O. "Bob"  Courson
Robert O. "Bob" Courson,  79, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Monday, November 20, 2000. Born November 25, 1920, to Homer and Ada Woods Courson,  Mr. Courson was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942-1945 in the Middle East and India. He drove a truck over the Burma Road into China. He retired from Georgia-Pacific after 44 years of employment. Mr. Courson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett, an avid fisherman and hunter, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his brother, J.B. Courson.
His survivors include his wife, Carolyn Courson of Crossett; two sons, Bobby Courson of Butlerville and Bill Courson of Crossett; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral service were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 22, at the Jones Funeral chapel in Crossett  with Revs. Bill Williams and Richard Hughes officiating. Pallbearers were John Pennington, Billy Wayne Moffatt, Gene Weems, Dan Emory, Mike Young and Red Wells.
Internment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Glenn Ladd
Mr. Glenn Ladd, 45, of Hamburg, died Monday, November 27, 2000, at his residence. Mr. Ladd was a lifelong resident of Hamburg and graduated from Hamburg High School in 1973. He was a catfish, rice and soybean farmer, and he owned Ladd & Company, an industrial salvage company. A member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonya Renee Ladd; his father, Earl Clifton Ladd, Sr.; his grandparents, Clara Mae Peacock Ladd, Victor Earl Ladd, and Harry & Ora Olivia Shuck.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Edwards Ladd; two sons, Glenn David and wife Cara Martin Ladd and Patrick Keith Ladd; a daughter, Olivia Sue Ladd; his mother, Della Sue Shuck Ladd; two brothers, Earl Clifton Ladd, Jr. and Harry Keith Ladd, all of Hamburg; nine nieces and five nephews.
Funeral services are to be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. Dudley Baxter,  B. K. Harris and Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers are to be Freddie Black, Phillip Jones, Allen Richardson, Bob Evans, Gregg Rossini, and Henry Hensley. Honorary pallbearers are to be Joe Dablock, Robert "Booster" Burns, Jim West, E. W. Ricks, and Jim Grady.  Interment will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Building Fund, c/o Mary Jo Burns, 3734 Hwy 8 E., Parkdale, AR 71661.

Dean Neal
Dean Neal, 76, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Marsden, he was a retired cook,  a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and served as a sergeant in the U. S. Marines Corps during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mae Neal; and a brother, Reen Neal. 
Survivors include his wife, Goldie Neal; two daughters, Laloni Neal of Pasadena, CA, and Meredith Wilson of Norfolk, VA; two stepdaughters, Sandra Mosely and Earnestine Yates of Sacramento, CA; a brother, Robert Duff of Dallas, TX; three sisters, Geneva Neal Charles, Albretta Armstead and Sarah Flenaugh of Chicago, IL; and five step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, November 27, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were Arthur Lamos, Todd Brown, Jr., Bobby Brown, Ray Ford, Charles Moore, T. L. Lowe, Nathaniel Keith and Leon Whaley. Burial followed services at the Weary Rest Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.  

Mr. Jack Harold Pounds
Mr. Jack Harold Pounds, 69, of Hamburg, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at the Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton. A native of the Snyder community outside of Hamburg and a resident of Hamburg for many years, he graduated from Hamburg High School in 1950. He was an employee of Amerada Hess for 20 years, and he was a plant supervisor for Georgia Pacific for 23 years until retiring in 1994. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamburg where he was president of the Men's Bible Class and served on several committees in the church, as well as being the church's handy man. He drove the van for the senior citizen trips as well as for the Kid's Club. He and his wife were active in the Ozark Mission Project and have been on several mission trips. He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. & Abby Virginia Golden Pounds.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margie G. Brantley Pounds of Hamburg; three daughters, Victoria Sullins and husband, Richard, of Forney, TX; Deborah Harrison and  husband Al of Jonesboro and Jacqueline Hennington and  husband Ernie, of Hamburg; three sisters, Betty Sue Chapman of McNeil,  Gwen Fischer of Hamburg and Francis Gosnell of Garland, TX; two brothers, Johnny Ralph Pounds of Bakersfield, CA and  Everett Fay Pounds of Hamburg; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, in the First United Methodist Church of Hamburg with Revs. John Shafer, Thad Douglas and  Leslee Phillips officiating. Honorary pallbearers were to be members of the Men's Bible Class of the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg and the Ozark Mission Project Team. In lieu of fFlowers, memorials may be made to the Central Arkansas Autism Society 501 Woodlane Drive, Suite 210 Annex, Little Rock, AR 72201, The Heifer Project International, PO Box 808, Little Rock, AR 72203 or to the First United Methodist Church, Mission Fund, 202 S. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Junior Rainey
Junior Rainey, 67, of Warren, formerly of Crossett, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at the Bradley County Medical Center. Born September 15, 1933, in Bradley County to the late Wallace, Sr., and Mary Hamilton Rainey, he was a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific's plywood division and a Presbyterian. He was preceded in death by a son, Lanny M. Rainey, and a sister, Nancy Rainey Owens.
Survivors include his wife, Nettie Clanton Rainey; a son, Wendell M. Rainey of Crossett; a daughter, Teresa Rainey Walsh of Crossett; a sister, Barbara Huddleston, of Dallas, TX; and five grandchildren. 
Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 24, in the Cavalry Presbyterian Church at Johnsville with Rev. Troy Pruitt officiating. Charles Cauley was soloist and pianist. Pallbearers were Danny Rainey, Eddie Ferrell, Clay Lowery, Billy Joe Ferrell, John Lewis Suratt and Dugan Townley. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Rainey, Ernie, Troy and Travis Ferrell and Donny Ray Lowery.
Burial followed services at the Calvary Cemetery by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Presbyterian Church, 143 Bradley Road 56, Hermitage, AR 71647.

Mrs. Lucille Standridge
Mrs. Lucille Standridge, 77, of Collins, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at her residence. Mrs. Standridge was a native of Hector, a resident of Collins for the past four years and a former resident of Dermott and Boydell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Boydell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Mikel Standridge in 1984; her parents, Henry & Maudie Heffley Price and a granddaughter, Faith Densmore.
Survivors include  two sons, William Hardie of Cominto and Michael Standridge of Collins; three daughters, Wanda Densmore of McGehee, Gladys Densmore of Ladelle, and Mildred Carrington of Grand Rivers, KY; a brother, Mitchell Price of Eudora; two sisters, Lillian Standridge of Dermott and Hazel Ballinger of Russellville; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, November 27, in the Boydell Baptist Church with Rev. E.W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Boykin, Quinton Adcock, Larry Pruitt, Wilford Cottington, Chuck Hudgens, John Wooten, Lynn Cater and James Cottington. Interment followed services at  the Montrose Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock AR 72207. 

Owen Winston "Teddy" Warren
Owen Winston "Teddy" Warren, 83,of Crossett died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at his residence. A life-long resident of Crossett, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill and was a member of the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, Will C. and Willie P. Hughes Warren, four sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include a son, Milton Warren of Chino, CA; three daughters, Delois Warren of Los Angeles, CA, Alestene Creighton of Gardena, CA and LaJetta Hudson of Lakewood, CA; eight grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were to be Odell Lawson, C. T. Foster, Eugene Streeter, Donald Flentroy, Roy Curtis and Curtis Boston, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were to be John W., Derek and Anthony T. Creighton, Keith Hudson, Robert Jackson and Rev. Nolan Watson. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Leatha B. Watts
Leatha B. Watts, 78, of Crossett died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born January 13, 1922, to Alford and Mary Bays Rice, she was a homemaker and a member of the Beulahland Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis V. Watts.
Survivors include a son, Alford Lewis Watts and wife Norma of Crossett; a sister, Flozeal DeWeese of McAlister, OK; and two step-children, Tarra and Chadd Rice.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, November 27, in the Community Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Lawrence Amos officiating. Pallbearers were William Carroll Pippen, Mike Sturdivant, Jack Hamm, Darrell Rice and Ernest Coulter. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

LueDilla "Hulie" Wilson
LueDilla "Hulie" Wilson, 79, of Hamburg died Saturday, November 25, 2000, in the North Monroe Hospital. A native of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Wilson; three sons, one daughter and four sisters.
Survivors include three sons, Aubrey Wilson of Atlanta, GA, and Cleveland and Nathaniel Wilson of Hamburg; two daughters, Doristine Dunn and Maggie Ware of Hamburg; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were to be Anthony and Thomas Wilson, Levell Stanley, Jr., Johnny and Billy Ray Stanley. Burial was to follow services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Vernie L. Jones
Mrs. Vernie L. Jones, 90, of Crossett, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. A native of Meridian, MS; a resident of Crossett since 1981 and for many years a  resident of Wilmot, she was a homemaker and a member of the Dry Bayou Assembly of God Church outside of Wilmot. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 70 years, Cleveland Jones, in July of this year; her parents, Charlie & Minnie Collins Ward, three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two sons, Charles "Buddy" Jones and wife Dorothy of Crossett and Gerald Jones and wife Mary of Monticello; a daughter, Louise Taylor and husband Budd, of Crossett; a sister, Thelma Shannon of Bastrop, LA; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 1 p.m. Monday, November 20, at the Dry Bayou Cemetery with Rev. Cecil Harvey officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Dry Bayou Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Polly Wolf, 138 Ashley Road 378, Wilmot, AR 71676.

Willowree Jones
Willowree B. Jones, 89, of Crossett, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000. Born  January 7, 1911, to William Eldridge and Sarah Alive Silver Byrd, Mrs. Jones was a member of the Crossett Eastern Star Lodge #303 and a dual member with the Margaret Chapter #151 in Hamburg and was the State Sweetheart of the Arkansas Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star in 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett and was preceded in death by her husband, William Jess Jones.
Survivors include one son, William Bruce Jones of Galena, OH; one daughter, Hazel Smith of Crossett; one brother, Oliver Brisco Byrd of North Carolina; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 19, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Steve Franklin officiating. Interment followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Sidney Lamb
Sidney Lamb, 77, of Lake Village died Tuesday, November 14, 2000. A farmer and  member and deacon of the Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ella Lamb; a grandson, Landon Lamb; and two sisters, Lucy Ward and Floree Hayes.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lamb; two sons, Jimmie Lamb of Watson and Billy Lamb of Lake Village; two daughters, JoAnn Payne of Lake Village and Mary Eva Schuk of Conway; three brothers, Leon and Robert Lamb of Lake Village and Frankie Lamb of Arkansas City; three sisters, Bernice Standridge of Lake Village, Alice Smith of Dermott and Laverne Fuel of Hamburg; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 16, in the Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Bros. Phillip Payne and Elmer Holiman officiating. Burial followed services at the Oak Grove Cemetery, directed by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Samuel Oscar Lum
Samuel Oscar Lum,  90, of Bastrop, LA, died Friday, November 17, 2000, at his home. Born  March 16, 1910, to Edgar Curlin and Martha Jane Horn Lum in Morehouse Parish, Mr. Lum was a retired truck driver for Georgia-Pacific and a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianne Mann.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Nancy Collier Lum; one son, Claude Lum; three daughters, Mary Harris, Juanell Smith and Shirley Bridges, all of Bastrop; one brother, Harold Lum of Buna, TX; thirteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 20 at the Pine Hill Methodist Church in Beekman, LA with the Revs. Carvin Adams and Steve Casey officiating. Interment followed at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Crossett under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Audrey Mae Stephenson
Audrey Mae Johnson Stephenson, age 89, of Crossett, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born May 6, 1911, to Harvey Allen and Ida Mae Brockwell Johnson in Fountain Hill, Mrs. Stephenson was a homemaker and a member of the Beulahland Assembly of God Church for over fifty years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Stephenson; one brother, Felton Johnson; two grandsons, Jerrell Stephenson. and an infant.
Survivors include three sons, Derrell, Floyd and Aubrey Stephenson, all of Crossett; two daughters, Margie Carter of Crossett and Opal Hartness of Monticello; one sister, Verdell Bowman of Mt. Morris, MI; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were  at 12 noon Thursday, November 16, at the Beulahland Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Larry Johnson and Wesley Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were Allen, Greg and David Stephenson, Steve and Kerry Hartness, Mike and Matthew Carter, and Corey Herriman. Interment followed at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. 

Juanita Merlene Swan
Juanita Merlene Swan, 64, of Strong died Thursday, November 16, 2000. Born August 2, 1936, to Levi Madison and Henrietta Francis Murphy, she was a homemaker. 
Survivors include three daughters, Carla Parades, Becky Hull and Fran Frisby, all of Strong; a stepdaughter, Janie Moran of Ball Ground, GA; a brother, M. L. "Sonny" Lemons of Laverene, TN; nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Pallbearers were James Frisby, Harry Hull, Jr., Harold Swan, Bennie Swan, Leonard Farrar, Shellie Dale Lemons, Gary and Levi Frisby. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.

Thomas Wilson
Thomas Wilson, 80, of Wilmot, formerly of Chicago, IL, died Friday, November 17, 2000, at the St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Ashley County and a Chicago resident for 44 years before moving back to Wilmot 15 years ago, he was a retired laborer for General Motors and a member and deacon of the Second Baptist Church.  He also served eight years on the Wilmot City Council. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Maude Mitchell Wilson, and ten sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Blondie Wilson. 
Funeral services will be at 11 am. Saturday, November 25, in the Second Baptist Church with Rev. L. M. Christian officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Hardaway, Thomas, Willie, Carl and Michael Rollins, and Benjamin Gray, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews and the deacons of the church. Burial will follow services at the Second Baptist Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Billy Gerald Barnett
Billy Gerald Barnett, 62, of Crossett died Sunday, November 12, 2000. Born January 2, 1938, in Bastrop, LA, to the late James Willard and Mabrey Smith Barnett, he attended Louisiana State University and graduated from Northeast Louisiana University. He owned Berry Packing Company in Crossett. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, served on the board of First State Bank of Crossett, was a former board member for the Southeast Meatpackers' Association and was an avid hunter and cattleman
Survivors include his wife, Harriet Stockley Barnett of Crossett; a sister, Nelda Ruth Barnett Johnson of Monroe, LA; his children, Clair Ramsay and husband Rick of Little Rock; Jett Sheehy and husband Mike of Atlanta, GA, Todd Barnett and wife Shelley Pennington Barnett of Houston, TX, Brad Davis and wife Lonni Welch Davis of Crossett; Jon Barnett and wife Ginger Allgood Barnett of Houston, and Temple Langston and husband Tim of Harlingen, TX; grandchildren Alex and Clancy Graham, Smith, Michael, and Ryan Sheehy, Taylor, Jake, Hayden and Cameron Barnett and Reeves Davis.
Funeral services are planned for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Revs. Bill Williams and Sally Johnson officiating. Burial will follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 4301 West Markham, Slot 623, Little Rock, AR 72205 or to the First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.  
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, at the Jones Funeral Home in Crossett. . The family will be at 1408 Cedar in Crossett.

Elvis Bradley
Elvis Bradley, 94, of Crossett died Monday, November 6, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born June 26, 1906, in Dermott to Elvis and Texanna Bradley, he was employed at the Crossett sawmill and later retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood plant. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Caroline Bradley, Bessie Wilson and Texanna Bradley; and three brothers. Thomas, Joseph and Jim Bradley.
Survivors include his wife, Angel Lee Bradley of Crossett; six daughters, Mary L. Johnson, Redenna Tate Aubrey and Charlotte Williams of Crossett, Joyce M. Glover and Melvalene Bradley of  Milwaukee, WI, and LaJune Givins and husband Charles of Denver, CO; three sons, Elvis Bradley of Milwaukee, and Thomas Lee Bradley and Earl Terry of Crossett; grandchildren Frederick L. Givins of Denver, Denise Y. Gilbert, Randall Terry and wife Valerie, Eugene Johnson and wife Linda, Joe Willie Johnson and wife Barbara and Lisa Wilson of Crossett; Bonnie Glover and James E. Johnson of Houston, TX; Edmond Johnson of Chicago, IL; Craig and  Bonnie Glover, Elvis II, Sultan, Naeem, Khaleelah, Tyra, Tekivia and Makala Bradley and Genary Ford of Milwaukee, Satonya and Sandy Ford of Little Rock, and Earl Terry, Jr., of Des Moines, IA; many great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, November 13, in the Calvary Full Gospel Church with Rev. David Henderson officiating. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Corssett.

Mr. Cecil H. Broach
Mr. Cecil H. Broach, 83, died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Ashley County and a resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg for the past 40 years, he was a retired pipefitter and a member of Local #798 for fifty years. He was an U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9360 in Hamburg and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur & Myrtis Bolin Broach, two brothers, Ray & Royce Broach, and a sister, Dorothy Broach.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Luna Sawyer Broach of Hamburg; a son, Dewayne Broach of Hamburg; a daughter, Patricia Anne Broach Jay of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a sister, Ruth Roper of New Orleans, LA; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, November 13, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. Honorary pallbearers were members of VFW Post #9360. A private interment of ashes will take place in the Eden Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 1610, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Zenith Dale Sivils Carter
Zenith Dale Sivils Carter, age 89, of Crossett, died Thursday, November 9, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born on March 9, 1911, to  Henry Cornelius and Aurelia Carlisle Sivils, Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett. She was proceeded in death by her husband, H.T. "Jack" Carter; a grandson, Chuck Goodwin; seven brothers and one sister.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Goodwin, and husband Charles of Crossett; one granddaughter, Tara Kettles of Little Rock; two great-grandsons; one step-granddaughter and one step-grandson.
The family received visitors from 6-8:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, and grave side services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, at the Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery with the Reverend Jimmie Lewis officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Esther Jo Daniels
Esther Jo Daniels, 85, of Lacey died Sunday, November 5, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A life-long resident of Lacey, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Olive A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by two sons, Willie Daniels, Jr., and William Terry; her parents, William and Amanda Banks; and a sister.
Survivors include her husband, Willie Daniels; two daughters, Margaret Daniels and Mae Thomas of Lacey; a sister, Tonnie Tyler of Gahanna, OH; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 9, in the Mount Olive A. M. E. Church with Rev. Isiah Walker officiating. Pallbearers were Mark Graham, William Lamar Daniels, Bruce Tyler, Charlie Smith, Gary Christopher, Hubert Smith, Gary Lambert and Ernest Smith. Honorary pallbearers were the trustees of the church. Burial followed services at the Lacey Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.


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