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Chlorene Elver Calloway Jones
Chlorene Elver Calloway Jones, 84, of Crossett died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at her home. Born November 5, 1916, to Joe Lee and Naughvelle Futch Calloway in Laran, LA, she was a homemaker, loved working in her flower bed and was a long-time member of the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Royal S. Jones, Sr.; her daughter, Florence Evelyn Bowden; and a brother, Clarence Calloway.
Survivors include three sons, Willie J. Jones and wife Lucy Nale, Leroy Jones, and R. S. Jones, Jr., and wife Beverly; a daughter, Christelle Ricketts, all of Crossett; three brothers, Victor Calloway of Boston, MA, Billy Calloway of Crossett and Wayne Calloway of Strong; seven sisters, Sally Hamm of Monticello, Allie Cantley of Crossett, Leola Burns of Strong, Sudie Garner of El Dorado, Martha House of Huntsville, AL, Joann Smiley of Shreveport, LA, and Elaine Dees of Hermitage; ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, February 2, in the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Thad Douglas, John Marlar and Steve Franklin officiating. Pallbearers were Joe and Henry Cantley, Linwood and David Dees, Stan and Steve Calloway and Ronnie Ham.  Honorary pallbearers were Harold and Larry Cantley and Len Burns. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church building fund.

Willie Sue Wade
Mrs. Willie Sue Wade, 83, of Crossett, died Friday, February 2, 2001, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Crossett, a homemaker, and a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Dave Wade; two sons, Troy and Celester Wade; a granddaughter, Renea Bolden; her parents, Benjamin and Delia Edwards Lowe; two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include two sons, David Wade of Crossett and Danny Wade of Little Rock; four daughters, Ouida Fluckers and Brenda Walker of Crossett, Mammie Gill of Eudora, and Delora Butler of Little Rock; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 8, at 1:00 p.m., at the New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. B.J. Jackson officiating. Interment was in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Margaret L. Walser
Margaret L. Walser, 44, of Crossett died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at the Bradley County Medical Center in Warren. Born January 11, 1957,  she was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Chris Johnston; a daughter, Melissa Johnston; her parents, Fagen and Florence Barnett Elton, all of Crossett; a brother, James Allen of El Dorado; and a grandchild, Brianna Diamond Johnston.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett. Pallbearers were Glen Allen, Kenneth Tharp, Tommy Boles, Don Michaels, James Allen, Dennis Holland and Jason Woods. Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery.

Hettie Estelle Wilkinson
Hettie Estelle Murphy Wilkinson, 86, of Crossett, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born September 24, 1914, to Jim W. and Lizzie Higginbotham Murphy,  Mrs. Wilkinson was a native of the Promise Land community, but lived in Crossett for 60 years, and was a member of the First Church of God for over 40 years, serving as a Sunday School teacher for the adult class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Wilkinson; two brothers, L.C. Murphy and Hunter E. Murphy; one sister, Goldie Golden and a half-sister, Druzzy Coulter.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry M. Wilkinson of Austin, TX, and Billy Earl Wilkinson of Crossett; two daughters, Sue Judkins and Tine Nearn, both of Mountain Home; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 7, in the First Church of God with Reverend Steve Casey officiating. Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 6, from 5- 8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home.

Grace Evelyn Talley Barham
Grace Evelyn Talley Barham, 75, of Crossett died Thursday, January 25, 2001, at her home. Born February 5, 1925, in Hermitage to Clifton Hunter Talley, Sr., and Alda Burt Evans Talley, she was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church since 1934, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and a charter member of the Ashley County AARP. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hollier.
Survivors include a son, John David Barham, Sr., of Falkville, AL; two daughters, Linda Carolyn Deal of Crossett and Betty Evelyn Maxwell of McGehee; a sister, Malsie Ella Ehrensberger of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.
A private family burial was held at 10 a.m. Sunday, January 28, in the Crossett City Cemetery. A memorial service was planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Charles Eugene Bradley
Mr. Charles Eugene "Chuck" Bradney, 53, of Montrose died Monday, January 22, 2001, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Waukegan, IL, and a resident of Montrose for most of his life, he was a member of the Montrose United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey & Frances Bradney and a brother, Robert Wayne Bradney.
He is survived by two brothers, Harvey Cone Bradney and wife Marguriette of New Braunsfels, TX, and Marvin Francis Bradney and wife Betty of Charlottesville, VA; two sisters, Elizabeth Irish and Harvetta Bradney, both of Montrose; 10 nieces and nephews; 28 great-nieces and nephews, 14 great-great-nieces and nephews and his care giver for over 20 years, Beatrice Morris.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 25, in the Montrose United Methodist Church with Revs. Keith Goza &  Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers were Roy Vaden, David Burns, Bill Sellers, Sr., Bobby Price, Neil Sloan, Craig Shackelford, Ray Woodruff, George Goree and Bill Mixon. Interment followed services at the Pinewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Montrose United Methodist Church, c/o Barbara Goree, PO Box 305, Montrose, AR 71658.

Hattie Mae Brown
Hattie Mae Brown, 74, of Crossett died Thursday, January 25, 2001, at her home. A lifelong resident of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church on Florida Street. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Julia Mobley Ross; a brother, Sammie Lee Ross; and a sister. Lucille Baldwin.
Survivors include three sons, Paul Anthony and Cornelius Brown of Crossett and David Brown of Kansas City, MO: five daughters, Phyllis Monroe, Renea Crawford, Candie Smith and Janice Rogers of Crossett and Karen Mitchell of Memphis, TN; three brothers, Napoleon Ross of Crossett, Lawrence Ross of Milwaukee, WI, and Willie Lee Ross of Las Vegas, NV; four sisters, Alberta Washington, Grace Tyler and Linda Wimberly of Milwaukee and Addie N. Dunlap of Chicago, IL; 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, in the First Baptist Church on Florida Street with Rev. Evandrew Washington officiating. Pallbearers were to be Tony Williams, Leon Ross, Ben Couser, Brent Campbell, Harold Tucker and Edward Watson. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Henry Lee Brown
Henry Lee Brown, 68, of Crossett died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at the Southeast Arkansas Medical Center in El Dorado. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill and was a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of Exodus Lodge #403 and served on the senior usher board at New Bethel. He was preceded in death by a son, Donnie L. Brown; two daughters, Robin M. Brown and Katherine D. Brown; his parents, Charlie and Addie Fudge Brown; two brother and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Hester Mason Brown; two sons, Ricky D. Brown of Crossett and Henry L. Brown of Arlington, VA; three daughters, Barbara Bouie of Crossett, Bobbie Mason of Houston, TX, and Vicky Crosby of Pascagoula, MS; four brothers, Bobby Brown of Crossett, Thurman Brown of Hamburg, Danny Brown of Los Angeles, CA, and Cornelius Brown of Portland, OR; three sisters, Ruby Bradley of Chicago, IL, Loice Mays of Kansas City, KS, and Addie Temple of Kansas City, MO; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Visitation was to be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers were to be members of Exodus Masonic Lodge #403 with the deacons and members of the senior usher board of New Bethel as honorary pallbearers. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.   

Alford Clark
Alford Clark, 81, of Crossett died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at the Hudson Nursing Home in El Dorado. A lifelong resident of Ashley County, he was retired from the Georgia-Pacific plywood mill and was a member of the St. Peter Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaree Joe Clark; his parents, Johnson and Maggie Pennington Clark; two sisters and a brother.
Survivors include ten sons, Willie D. and Raymond Clark of Crossett, Claudell and Jessie Clark of Phoenix, AZ, James and Chris Clark of Oakland, CA, Donnell Clark of Brentwood, CA, Freddie Clark of Tracey, CA, Eddie Clark of West Memphis and Alford Clark, Jr., of Stockton, CA; three daughters, Dorothy Grayson and Kathay Clark Brown of Crossett and Mary Hemphill of Rockhill, SC; a brother, Chris Clark of Oakland, CA; 48 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, January 29, in the New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Curtis Boston, Jr., Larry Rogers, Larry Waters, Robert Duke, James Duke, James Webb and Michael Scott. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Erma Jean Grayson
Erma Jean Grayson, 45, of Hamburg died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at the Beverly Health Care in Star City. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Irma Haynes Grayson; three sisters, Rebecca Haynes, Georgia Grayson and Mary Bell Langford; and two brothers, Jerry and Johnny Lee Grayson.
Survivors include a son, Brent Green of Hamburg; a brother, George Grayson, Jr., of Hamburg; and three sisters, Idell Dainkins of Queens, NY, Jean Penson of Milwaukee, WI and Idia Mason of Hamburg. 
Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, February 1, in the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Rev. Alphonso Madden officiating. Pallbearers will be Alphonso King, Dewayne Pugh, Nolton Mason, Johnny Crain, Willie Ashford, Phillip Mays, Lonnie Walker, and Eddie Mays. Burial will follow services at the Phillip Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
 
Winfred Matthew Hudgens
Winfred Matthew "Wimp" Hudgens, 74, of Monticello, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born February 3, 1926, in Parkdale, the son of the late William Pittman Hudgens Sr. and Allie Pippen Hudgens. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Pleasant Grove Freewill Baptist Church. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 304th Infantry, 76th Division in the European Theater for fifteen months. He was preceded in death by a son, James Charles "Jimmy" Hudgens; three brothers, William P. "Bill" Hudgens Jr., Clarence Lafay "Si" Hudgens Sr., and Maurice Dwain "Jack" Hudgens; and three sisters, Ola Virginia Smith, Gladys Hudgens and Florence Augusta Outlaw.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth Matthew Hudgens and wife Cindy of Monticello; four daughters, Judy Carol Jenkins and husband Jessie, Linda Diane Griffin and husband Richard, Michelle Lea Bailey and husband Darren, all of Monticello, and Cheryl Susan Shirey and husband Homer of El Dorado; one stepson, Randy Ellis and wife Dana of Monticello; one sister, Katie Sue Moore and husband Junior of Monticello; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday, January 31, at l:30 p.m. at the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with Revs. Gary Jordan and David Jacks officiating. Internment will follow at the Ladelle Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers are to be Keith Griffin, J.R. Shirey, Matthew Hudgens, Brian Jenkins, Kevin Griffin, Chris Shirey, Tony Jenkins and Robert Gordon. Honorary pallbearers are to be  Buddy Carter, Whit Thornhill, Ken Ouellette, Bill Moore, William Moore III, Houston Berryman, Roy Williams, John Collins, Terry Babin and P.Q. Gardner. 

Elbert Glen Kemp
Elbert Glen Kemp, 62, of Crossett died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born October 12, 1938, in Strong to Elbert L. and Elvie King Kemp, he was employed with Georgia-Pacific Corp. for 24 years and was a member of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church near Strong.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Kemp of Crossett; two sons, David Glen Kemp of Strong and Russell Alan Kemp of Curtistown, HI; two daughters, Samantha Lowery of Crossett and Gwendolyn Murray of Waycross, GA; a stepson, William S. Meredith of Manchester, England; a stepdaughter, Kathy Murray of Crossett; his parents, Elbert L. and Elvie Kemp of Strong; a brother, Marwin Kemp of Tulsa, OK; a sister, Marsha Gentry of Bridge City, TX; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church near Strong with Bro. Shepardson officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Ebenezer Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Doyle Wayne Lea
Mr. Doyle Wayne Lea, 55, of Crossett, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Mr. Lea was a native of Manning, a resident of Crossett for the past 10 years and a former resident of Hamburg. He worked as a lab technician for Georgia Pacific Paper Division and had worked for Georgia Pacific for the past 33 years. He was a retired Army Reservist and a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett where he served as a deacon. He was preceded in death by his father, Doyle Lea.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Miller Lea of Crossett, two daughters, Angi Lewis and husband Steve of Crossett and  Michelle Farmer and husband Brad of Whitehall; his mother, Daphne Reynolds Wood of Arkadelphia; a brother, Bo Lea of Hot Springs; a sister, Fonda Ayers of Little Rock; and two grandchildren, Carter and Madeline Lewis.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, in the First Baptist Church in Crossett with Dr. Bobby Pennington, Dr. Tommy Cunningham and Rev. Charles Christie officiating. Pallbearers were to be are Pete Hollis, Dan Kersey, Freddie Martin, Jess McCrory, Bob Rush, Robert Stone, Jim Yarbrough and Pat Allison. Honorary pallbearers were to be Jimmie Lewis and Keith Carter. Interment was to follow services at  the Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Lottie Moon Fund, 701 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Lora Matheny Maxwell
Lora Matheny Maxwell, 84, of Crossett died Sunday, January 28, 2001. Born February 4, 1916, at Dry Bayou to Bishop and Effie Simmons Matheny, she was the middle child, with two brothers and two sisters who all preceded her in death. A graduate of Parkdale High School, she married George Hilliard Maxwell on Christmas Day, 1934. In her early years, she managed a chain of dairy cafes, and due to her husband's occupation, they moved frequently. A homemaker, she set up 45 different residences for the family during her life. After moving to Crossett, she established and was the former owner of Maxwell Cleaners. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988.
Survivors include two sons, Rev. George Larry Maxwell of Leesville, LA, and Richard Lee Maxwell of Crossett; two grandchildren, George Larry Maxwell, Jr., and Amanda Leigh Maxwell; and one great-grandchild, Codie Maxwell; two step-grandchildren, Linda Perrin and Judy Ames; a step-great-grandchild, Jennifer Barnes; and a step-great-great-grandchild, Dalel Harrison.
Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, in the First United Methodist Church with Bill Williams officiating. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Percy Payton
Percy Payton, 87, of Wilmot died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at the Beverly Health Care of Wilmot. A native of Eudora and a Wilmot resident for the past 70 years, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Sweet Home Baptist Church where he served on the deacon board for 55 years. He was preceded in death by nephew he raised as a son, Jessie James Stanley.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Louise Lemon Payton; one son, Curtis "Fox" Hillard of Parkdale; one daughter, Shirley Shelton of Wilmot; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, February 2, in the Sweet Home Baptist Church with Rev. W. L. Plummer officiating. Pallbearers will be Elijah Brown, William Jackson, Robert Kitchen, Harold Moore, Calvin Lemon, Jr., and Hubert Shelton. Burial will follow services at the Jim Smith Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Eddie Lee Vail
Mrs. Eddie Lee Vail, 75, of El Dorado died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Rayville, LA, and for many years a resident of Hamburg and Crossett, she had lived in El Dorado for the past five years. A homemaker and member of the Victory Baptist Church in El Dorado, she was preceded in death by her parents, Neil and Anna Lee Langley Vines, three brothers and a sister.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin Vail; a son, Doyle Vail, both of El Dorado; a sister, Estelle Cossey of Parkdale; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Mark Staples officiating. Pallbearers were to be Jerry Childs, Hershel Alford, Carlton Vines, David Grice, Bill Vines and J.D. Grice. Burial was to follow services at the Parkdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Glenda Wells, P. O. Box 104, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Bobbie Jean Adkins
Mrs. Bobbie Jean Adkins, 54, of Crossett, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at North Monroe Hospital. Mrs. Adkins was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, an employee of GP Plywood Mill and a member of Faith Center Church. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Norman and Mae Etter Foreman Adkins.
Survivors include two sons, Terrance Adkins of Los Angeles, CA, and Aubrey Cortez Canley of Crossett; one daughter, Marita Sykes of Memphis, TN; one brother, Rev. Charles Adkins of Crossett; one sister, Louise Canley of Crossett; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 20, at 1:00 p.m. at Davis Memorial with the Rev. Charles Adkins officiating. Pallbearers were Perry and Edgar Johnson, Redio and Marcileno Reed, and Ben and Willie Kyzer. Interment was in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Mr. Billy Bonds          
Mr. Billy Bonds, 70, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at his residence in Fountain Hill.  A native of Ashley County and a lifelong resident of Hamburg and the Longview community,  he was a retired painter and a Korean Conflict veteran of the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston & Malley Howell Bonds; two brothers, Gilbert & Preston Bonds and two sisters, Virginia Price and Lila Mae Goodwin.
He is survived by a son, Bill Bonds, Jr.; a daughter, Tammy Bonds Shelton, both of Hamburg; his companion, Mary Taylor of Fountain Hill; two brothers, Travis Bonds of Morrilton and Bobby Bonds of Texarkana; three sisters, Doris Clark of Crossett, Hazel King of Hamburg and Nina Cummings of Haynesville, LA; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 10 a.m., Friday, January 19, at the Eden Cemetery with Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Eden Cemetery, c/o Mr. Jerry G. Stanley, 4026 Hwy 133 N, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mrs. Edith Craig
Mrs. Edith Craig, 65, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at her residence in North Crossett. Mrs. A native and lifelong resident of Crossett and Ashley County, she was a homemaker,  a devoted Christian and a member of the Hollis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Willis.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bro. Roy Craig of Crossett; three sons, Keith Craig and wife Cindy of Crossett, David L. Craig and wife  Kay of Possum Valley, and John Paul Craig and wife Rita of Longview; a daughter, Patricia Martin and husband Jimmy of Hamburg; her mother, Susie Willis of Crossett; two brothers, Marvin Wayne Willis of Crossett and Buford Joe Willis of Texarkana; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 24, in the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. R.V. White,  Jerry Carter and  Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers are to be  Jimmy & James Meeks, Philip & Greg Kelley, and Steve & Tony Craig. Interment will follow services at the Hollis Chapel Memory Garden under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to UAMS, 4301 W. Markham, Slot 623, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Dorothy Deal Croom
Dorothy Deal Croom, 81, of Crossett, died Sunday, January 21, 2001. Born on March 9, 1919, to Corry H. and Mary McMillan Croom in Portland, Mrs. Croom was the first female water commissioner appointed back in the 1950s. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Croom was preceded in death by one brother, McMillan Croom.
Mrs. Croom's closet family survivors are Sarah Atkins, Corry Atkins and Jane Magnuson.
Memorial services were held to be held Tuesday, January 23, at the First United Methodist Church was Rev. Bill Williams officiating and the family receiving friends from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Malvia Golden
Mrs. Malvia Golden, 94, of Crossett died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Ashley County, a Crossett resident since 1979 and a Montrose resident for many years, she was employed by the E. J. Austin, Outlaw and Montrose Variety Stores. She also worked for the Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation in Warren for six years before retiring. A member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church, she was a former member of the Montrose Baptist Church where she was church clerk, Training Union director, song director and Sunday School teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Parker Golden, in 1968; her parents, Harvey and Jeredine Adams Woods; four brothers and a sister.
Survivors include three sons, Johnny and Edward Golden of Crossett and Jimmy Golden of Houston, TX; a daughter, Clydean Carden of Crossett; a sister, Carrie Corder of Portland; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 20, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Gayle Riles and Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Lamar, Tommy and Sonny Woods, Douglas Crane, Dewey Ward and Keith Martin. Honorary pallbearers were members of the North Crossett First Baptist Church Senior Adult Men's and Women's Sunday School Class. Burial followed services at the Snyder Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the North Crossett First Baptist Church, 416 W. Church Street, Crossett, AR 71635.  

Martha Hardison Stover Henson
Martha Hardison Stover Henson, 93, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, January 13, 2001, in Montgomery, AL. Born September 29, 1907, to the late Mack Millard and Florence Keener Stover, she placed second in the Miss Alabama Nursing Home pageant in 1999 at the age of 91. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Maxine Whitman and husband Tommy of Wetumpka, AL; a sister, Addie Stover Roberts of Longview, TX; four grandchildren, Debra Ann Johnson, Marsha Kay Brown, Thomas James Whitman and Chuck Whitman; ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, in the Temple Baptist Church with Bro. Milton Wilson officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Whitman, Sr., Thomas James Whitman, Charles Whitman, Jr., J. J. Johnson, Randall Wilson and Dewayne Wilson. Cliff Wilson was an honorary pallbearer. Burial followed services at the Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. Houston Johnson
Mr. Houston Johnson, 39, died Sunday, January 14, 2001, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Warren and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life, he was a mechanic,  a logger and a member of the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Lovell Johnson, in 1992.
Survivors include his wife, Renee Slaughter Johnson of Hamburg; a son, Tony Lovell Johnson, a daughter, Ashley Geneva Johnson, both of Beekman, LA; his mother, Jimmie Lou Johnson of El Dorado; four brothers, Donnie Johnson of Mansfield, LA, Jimmy Johnson of El Dorado; Ricky Johnson of Hamburg and Randall Johnson of El Dorado; 11 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, January 19, in  the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Carlton White and  Joey Meredith officiating. Pallbearers were Michael & Frankie White, Roger Smith, Sammy Johnson, Billy McDonald and Deane Streeter. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Wayne Johnson, Troy Hagood, Kenny Meredith and Archie Lee Haynes. Interment followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, 786 Hwy 82 W., Crossett, AR 71635.

Ellen Francis Orr
Ellen Francis Orr, age 85, of Hermitage, died Friday, January 19, 2001, in the Baptist Medical Center. Born September 30, 1915, in Eagle Lake,  a daughter of the late Charlie and Emma Hamilton Colvin, she was a housewife and homemaker and a member of Eagle Lake Crossroads Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garner Orr, whom she married April 1, 1934, and he died January 13, 1985, and one sister, Ruth Stanley.
Survivors include two sons, Tony Orr of Warren and Collier Wayne Orr of Eagle Lake; three daughters, Connie Michel of Ingalls, Angelyn Indest of Orlando, FL, and Reia Thomas of Hamburg; one brother, Sam Colvin of Eagle Lake; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, January 22, at 1:30 p.m., at Frazer's Funeral Home with Revs. Michael Griffith and  Buddy Burton officiating. The organist was Scott Lindsey. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery in Ingalls. Pallbearers were Robert Michel, George Indest III, Steve Orr, Todd Orr, George Indest IV, Alex Indest, Mike May, Scott Lindsey, Scott Smith and Brett Stoval. Honorary pallbearers were her nephews.

Estelle Gardner Russell
Estelle Gardner Russell, 91, died December 30, 2000, at the Monte Siesta Retirement Center in Austin, TX. She had lived in Austin since 1993. Born July 26, 1909, in Hamburg to Dudley D. and Maud Duckworth Gardner, she graduated from Hamburg High School in 1928 and attended what was then Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway. 
After teaching school briefly in Fountain Hill, she left Hamburg and went to Chicago, IL, where she worked for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Malcolm E. Gardner of Falls Church, VA; and two sisters, Caroline Horan of Tucson, AZ, and Louise Minnick of Brazil.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Imodene Kelly of Shreveport, LA; a brother and sister-in-law, Dudley D. and Carlise Gardner of Buda, TX; three nieces and five nephews. Her ashes will be interred in the Hamburg Cemetery on a date to be determined.  

Martha Jane Youngblood
Mrs. Martha Jane Youngblood,  83, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Mrs. Youngblood was a lifelong resident of Ashley County, a homemaker and a member of Full Gospel Church of God in Christ. She was proceeded in death by a son, Bernice Griffin, and her parents, Columbus and Lee Adams Whiteout.
Survivors include one son, Earnest Jenkins of Hamburg; one sister, Georgia Bell Rindle of Hamburg; seven grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, January 19, at 11:00 a.m. at the Emmanuel Temple Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Jasper Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Jessie James Banks, Lawrence Tippie, Lonnie Walker, James Prewitt, Phillip Mays and Earl Jacob. Interment was in the Norris Hill Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Abbie Snapp Arnold
Abbie Snapp Arnold, 103,  was born October 9, 1897, the ninth child in a family of ten to Charles Franklin Snapp and Elizabeth Jane Flinn Snapp of McHue, Independence County, Arkansas, and  died January 12, 2001, in Little Rock. She attended elementary school at Jamestown and graduated from Batesville High School in 1916.  Her first teaching experience was in 1912 when she was fifteen years old at Blowing Spring where she boarded with a local family.  In 1916 and 1917,  she lived with her parents and taught the third and fourth grades in Jamestown. She attended State Teacher's College in Conway from 1918 to 1920 when she became principal of the Batesville Elementary School, remaining there until 1926.
She married Carl Arnold of Walnut Grove, AL, on September 5, 1923, and they had three children born from 1927 to 1932.  When the youngest child began first grade in 1938, she returned to teaching at Desha High School where she taught until 1955.
She attended Lyon College in the summer sessions and received a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1955.  She accepted a position as head of the English department of Crossett High School where she taught from 1955 to 1960 when she retired.
Lyon College recognized her contribution to education by giving her the Eta Sigma Outstanding Educator Award in 1980 and the Friend of Education Award in 1990. In Batesville she was an active member of the First Methodist Church, Athena Study Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Independence County chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Kaufman of Little Rock, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Arnold; two sons, William J. Arnold and Carl F. Arnold; and one grandson, R. Brent Arnold.  
Services were planned for Tuesday, January 16, at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Batesville. Burial was to follow services at the Oaklawn Cemetery, with arrangements by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home. 
Pallbearers were to be her grandsons, Blair, Guy, and William Arnold, John and Kenneth Kaufman; and a great-grandson, William Arnold. Honorary pallbearers were to be Thomas Dennis, Marcus Halbrook, Charles,. C. R., Pete and James Snapp.
Memorials may be made to the Abbie Snapp Arnold English Award, Lyon College, P.O. Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503 or to the First United Methodist church, 615 E. Main St., Batesville, AR 72501

William Thomas "W. T." Carter
William Thomas "W. T."Carter, 86, of Crossett died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born October 10, 1914, to the late Marian Eugene and Daisy Ellen Malloy Carter of Hamburg, he married Velma Boney Ingalls in 1940. From this union, two children were born, Mary Ann Carter Castillon of New Orleans, LA, and Carl Eugene Carter of Hamburg. He was a proud American farmer his entire life and a loving and dedicated caretaker for the Pinewood Memorial Park for 40 years. 
Survivors include his wife of seven years, Sybil Kincaid Carter of Hamburg; his daughter and son, three grandchildren, Dewayne Carter of Crossett, Mark Castillon of New Orleans and Carla Carter of Crossett; two great-grandchildren, Arron and Kaitlyn Carter of Crossett; five stepchildren and many step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bros. Edward Nelson and Stan Keely officiating. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park. 

Mr. Houston Lane Chapman
Mr. Houston Lane Chapman, 73, of Hamburg died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native and life long resident of Hamburg, he was a retired automobile salesman and automobile dealer, an U. S. Army veteran of World War II,  an avid hunter, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. & Florene Hill Chapman, and a sister, Mary Frances Vick.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Lloyd Chapman of Hamburg; three sons, Rodney Chapman and wife Lynda Kay, Rob & Patrick Chapman, all of Hamburg; a daughter, Cindy Rabb and  husband Mike of Camden; a sister, JoAnn Luebkeman of Monroe, LA; and six grandchildren, Johnathan, Daniel, Kaley & Lane Chapman and Drew & Laney Rabb. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 10,   in the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington & Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Bob, Bill & David Luebkeman, Randy Templeton, Tim Vaden, Kenny Bowden, Mike Reed and John Vick. Honorary pallbearers were Billy & Henry Bierbaum, Bobby Emory, Jack Carpenter, Luther Richardson, Buddy Griever, Odell Smith and Lavon "Slick" Higginbotham. Interment followed services at  the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Bernie Cecil Croswell
Bernie Cecil Croswell, 78, of Crossett died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born August 14,1922, to Lige Thomas and Pearl Redding Croswell, he worked most of his adult life as a grocery clerk at Piggly Wiggly, loving his job and the people he served. He was a Baptist and was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ruby Brown, and three brothers, Earl, Ed and Robert Croswell.
Survivors include two brothers, Raymond Croswell of Little Rock and John Croswell of Bastrop, LA, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Dan Webb officiating. Burial followed services at the Unity Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Unity Cemetery Fund, 190 Ray Lochala Road, Crossett, AR 71635.

Leon Garner
Leon Garner, 82, of Crossett died Monday, January 8, 2001, at the Fort Roots Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Born January 19, 1918, to Charlie Washington and Georgia Riles Garner, he was a self-employed salesman and a member of the Meridian Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Emory and LeRoy Garner, and three sisters, Doris Farrar, Aziel Silloway and Charlene Garner.
Survivors include a brother, Sill Vester Garner and wife Shirley of Crossett, and a sister, Betty Jo Davidson of Bastrop, LA.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Rick Pyron officiating. Burial followed services at the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Mr. A. C. Kilcrease
Mr. A.C. Kilcrease, Jr., 85, of Hamburg died Friday, January 12, 2001 at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, he retired from the Arkansas State Highway Department in 1980. He was a faithful member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a church musician. He was a member of the Southern Witness Quartet, and he played with the Haley Creek Band. He was a charter member of the Mist Deer Camp and a member of the Promise Land Masonic Lodge and had received his 50 year pin. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Rell Draper; his parents, A.C. & Ophelia Kelley Kilcrease; four brothers, John William, Conrad, Aubrey & Carroll Kilcrease, and a sister, Hazel Sloman.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Wells Kilcrease of Hamburg; two sons, Richard D. "Scutter" Kilcrease and Blaine Kilcrease of Hamburg; two daughters, Gwen Kilcrease Draper of Camden and Elaine Kilcrease of Hamburg; a sister, Kit Dixon of Minden, Nevada; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 13, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. B. G. Woodall,  Kenny Williams and  John Mooney officiating. Pallbearers were Tim Stell, Willard Irwin, Jarrod Brooks, Jimmy Stell, Ed Watt, Ralph Hunter, Ernie Hennington and Ronnie Coulter. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Mist Deer Camp, deacons of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Men's Sunday School Class. Interment followed services at  the Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 765 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Muriel McCarver
Graveside services were held December 2, 2000, at Rome Cemetery in Rome, MS, for of Hattiesburg, who died November 30 at the Forrest General Hospital. The Rev. Lawrence Jones officiated.
Mrs. McCarver was a native of Sunflower County, a homemaker, a member of Rome Christian Church, had lived in Hattiesburg since 1986 and was a resident of Hamburg many years ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gibson McCarver, and a son, Bill McCarver.
Survivors include a son, Paul McCarver of Hattiesburg, MS; three daughters, Nancy Williford of Metairie, LA, Tony McCarver of Hattiesburg, MS, and Johnsie Tucker of Charleston, MS; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. James Murdock
Mr. James Murdock, 80, of Parkdale died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at the St. John's Regional Hospital in Oxnard, California. Mr. Murdock was a native of Casper, Wyoming; a resident of Parkdale since 1949, and he had been staying with his daughter and family in Ventura, California for the past six months. He was the owner and operator of Murdock's Service Station in Parkdale for many years and he taught at the Parkdale High School. He was an U. S. Navy veteran of  World War II, a member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church and a member of the American Legion for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Grice Murdock in March, 1999, and  his parents, James Moses & Frances Blodgett Murdock.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Dunn and her husband, Wayne, of Ventura, CA; a brother, William L. Murdock of San Angelo, TX; two sisters, Sylvia Mounce of Stillville, MO and Mary Provancha of Crocker, MO; two grandsons, Jeffrey Wayne Dunn and Patrick James Dunn and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 14, in the Parkdale United Methodist Church with Revs. John Henley and Harry Noble officiating. Pallbearers were Joe Powell, Jimmy,  Randy,   Steven and David Grice, and Tommy Mounce. Interment followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. Glyn Pope, PO Box 127, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Gladys Bernice Parker
Gladys Bernice Parker,  82, of Crossett, died Thursday, January 11, 2001, at her home. She was born on February 12, 1918 to Robert Lee and Nannie Smith Blankenship in Bradley County. Mrs. Parker was a retired hairdresser and loved camping and fishing. She was a member of Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church where she served as church clerk for 32 years.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Everett E. Parker of Crossett; four sons, Carroll Parker and wife Shelby, Lane Parker and wife Jo Ann, Keith Parker and wife Beth and Jackie Parker and wife Jeanie, all of Crossett; one daughter, Connie Smith and husband Bobby of Little Rock; grandchildren Vicki Trammell and husband Mark, Stacey Davis and husband Chuck, Roxanne Leonard and husband Ricky, Carla Griffin and husband Parrish, John Parker and wife Angie, Gina Parker, Kristy Terrell and husband Michael, Jamie Parker, David Parker and wife Julie, and Candy Parker; great-grandchildren: Sandy Rice and husband Timmy, Brooke Davis, Alaina Davis, Parker Davis, Danielle Leonard, Kacee Leonard, Kayla Leigh, Jonathan Leigh, Sabrina Parker, Nikki Parker, and Wesley Parker; one great-great-grandchild, Luke Rice; a brother, Doyle Blankenship and wife Doris, one sister, Emma Jean Parker and husband James, all of Crossett; a stepson, Billy Ramsuer and wife Pat of Tallulah, LA; and grandchildren, Billy Jean, Pattie Kay and Robin Ramsuer.
Visitation was held at Jarvis Chapel at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11 and continued until the funeral services, which were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Danny Johnson and Ray Herron officiating. Pallbearers were Malcolm Lee, Harold Tucker, James Outlaw, Mark Trammell, Joe Frank Byrd and Sam McMahan. Honorary pallbearers were Walcie Rice, James Tucker, Ed Watt, Curly Frisby and Clifton Tucker. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mr. John Nobles Barnes
Mr. John Nobles Barnes, 63, of Parkdale, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001,  at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Parkdale, he was a former resident of Prescott and McGehee, where he coached football at McGehee High School for four years before moving back to Parkdale 30 years ago.  He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1959, where he was captain of the football team his senior year. He was a farmer and a vice president of the Parkdale Gin Co. He was an active member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church and a Mason. He was the mayor of Parkdale for the past seven years, and he was president of the Barnes Hunting Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nobles and Vera O'Hara Barnes.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara McClendon Barnes of Parkdale; two daughters, Carla Barnes of Orlando, FL, and Sherry Tara and her husband, Brad, of Columbus, OH; a grandson, Evan Tara; and  two sisters, Mary Ann Leslie of Warren and Emily Byers of Dallas, Texas.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 7,  in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. John Henley and Harry Noble officiating.  Pallbearers were Johnny Murphee, Royce Curry, John Hunter Buatt, J. D. Grice, John Sumner Barnes, Ralph Sewell, Harry Dunigan and Carroll Womack. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Hawkins, A. D. Farmer, Prentice Harrell, Harrison Ralph and Sumner Barnes.  Interment followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale United Methodist Church, c/o Glyn Pope, 209 S. Bayou St., Parkdale, Ark. 71661 or to the Parkdale Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Glenda Wells, P.O. Box 104, Parkdale, Ark. 71661.

Jean Cathey
Jean Cathey, 75, of Crossett died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at her home. Born May 4, 1925, to the late Henry and Helen Pansy Gatling Kilpatrick, she attended the Lighthouse Pentecostal Tabernacle and loved to sew. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Cathey.
Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Parchem and husband Jim of Crossett; two grandchildren, Tracy Rogers and husband Dale and Lisa M. Jones and husband Marty; and two great-grandchildren, Alisha and Nathan Jones.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 6, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Warren Finney, John Martin and Marty Jones officiating. Pallbearers were Wesley Jones, Sam Finney, Curtis Finney, George Uselton and Justin Uselton and Ricky Miller. Burial followed services at the Smackover Cemetery. 

Charles Lee Childress
Charles Lee Childress, 59, of Crossett, died Friday, December 29, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Crossett, a timber worker, and a member of Fudge Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Childress and his parents, Vernon and Elizabeth Monroe Childress. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam era.
He is survived by a son, Charles Childress of Crossett; two daughters, Charlett Childress of Crossett and Elizabeth Ann Childress of Little Rock; his brother, Rev. James Childress of Crossett; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for Wednesday, January 10 at 11:00, in the Ryles Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Jessie Radford officiating. Internment was to follow services at  the Ryles Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Mr. Harold D. Griffin
Mr. Harold D. Griffin, 67, of Longview, TX, died Tuesday, Jan 2, 2001, at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Longview, TX for the past 25 years and a former resident of Bakersfield, CA, he was a truck driver and diesel mechanic. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ann Harris, an infant son, David Eugene Griffin; his parents, Lofton & Betty Spires Griffin and a brother, Paul Edward Griffin.
He is survived by a son, Richard Griffin of Marshall, TX; a daughter, Sandra Woods of Longview, TX; four brothers, Carl Griffin of Omaha, NE, A.D. Griffin of Hughes, Roy Dean Griffin of Clyde, MI, and Kenneth Griffin of Hamburg; five sisters, Trecel Miller and Bertha Crow of Bakersfield, CA, Lois McDonald of Fletcher, NC, Ethel Bates of Meeker, OK and Betty Ann Silva of Madison, TN; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Grave-side services and interment were at 11 a.m., Friday, January 5, at the Flat Creek Cemetery with Rev. Houston Austin officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Donald Ray Harris
Donald Ray Harris, 46, died Friday, January 5, 2001 at his residence in Crossett. Mr. Harris was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a construction worker and a member of Gates Chapel A.M.E. He was a 1972 graduate of Crossett High School.
He is survived by a son, Columbus James Harris of Texas; a daughter, Donyelle Harris of Crossett; his parents, A.J. and Betty Harris of Crossett; two brothers, Charles Sims of Rockford, IL and Archie Harris of Crossett; and two sisters, Linda Collins of Rockford, IL and Jacqueline Rhodes of Bastrop, LA.
Funeral services will be Friday, January 12, at 1:00 p.m. at Gates Chapel A.M.E. with the Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers will be Edgar Johnson Jr., Perry Johnson, Todd Brown Jr., Elijah Harris, Antoine Collins and Curtis Rhodes. Internment will be at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Mary Jane Jackson
Mary Jane Jackson, 98, of Wilmot died Saturday, December 30, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care of Wilmot. A lifelong resident of Wilmot, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Jackson; a daughter, Tisha Mae Sharkey; three sons, Robert Jr., Thomas and Timothy Jackson; her parents; Hillard and Carolyn Taylor Lewis; and two brothers, H. W. and Joseph Jackson.
Survivors include two sons, Richard L. Jackson of Chicago, IL, and James E. Jackson of Pine Bluff; four daughters, Clovice Wilder of Wilmot and Beatrice Clark, Lossie Davis and Juel Richardson, all of Chicago, IL, two adopted daughters, Jacqueline Bankston of Crossett and Jenette Johnson of Little Rock; a sister, Mamie Lindsay of Little Rock; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, January 5, in the First Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. James Crockett and Bro. James Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Kelvin Clark, Daryle Davies, Leroy Lindsey, Jr., Joe Richardson, Carl Wilder and Cleotis Wilder. Honorary pallbearers were Richard and James Jackson and the deacons of the church. Burial followed services at the Harris Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Belinda Jo Lephiew Matthews
Belinda Jo Lephiew Matthews, 29, of Crossett died Sunday, December 31, 2000, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born January 18, 1971, to Aubrey and Kathy Beatty Lephiew in Crossett, she owned and operated Peyton Days. She was a member of the Cooter Hunting Club-Weatherly Club, and her hobbies were riding horses, deer hunting, fishing and camping in the mountains. Most of all, she loved her children. She was preceded in death by two of her grandparents, Lottie Henley Beatty and Aubrey Lavern Lephiew.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Wayne Matthews; two sons, Peyton McNiece and Hayden Matthews; her parents, Aubrey "Buddy" and Kathy Lephiew, all of Crossett; her grandparents, Woodrow Beatty and Mary Lee Owen Lephiew of Star City; and a brother, Danny Lephiew of Crossett.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, January 5, in the Community Chapel Baptist Church with Revs. E. W. Ricks and Dan Webb officiating. Pallbearers were Leon Hamm, Dan Kersey, Jeff Sawyer, Roger Hackney, Billy Taunton and Johnny Hodges. Honorary pallbearers were Rodney Ricks, Robbie Fuller, Ricky Taunton and Wayne Mosley. Burial followed services at the Arkadelphia Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Yvonne Barker Robinson
Yvonne Barker Robinson, 78, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Thursday, January 4, 2001. Born December 28, 1922, to Robert Andrew and Waif Allison Barker, she was a member of the South Main Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleonice Robinson.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Robinson and wife Carol of Gulfport, MS; a brother, R. L. Barker of Crossett; a sister, Frances Hernsberger of Murfreesboro, TN; and a grandchild, Whitney Robinson.
Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 6, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Jimmie Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Keith Keen, Bobby Brooks, Mike Hernsberger, Charles Cummins, Bobby White and Larry Thompson. Burial followed services at the Lakewood Cemetery.

Myrdie Lee Sawyer
Myrdie Lee Sawyer, 81, of Crossett died Thursday, January 4, 2001, at her home. Born April 30, 1919, to the late Andrews Eugene and Violet Boil Anthony, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a sister, Reba Kalkhoff; a grandson, David McClain; and her husband, Orvis Sawyer.
Survivors include a son, Lavon Sawyer of Diamond City; two daughters, Mary Ellen McClain and Rosa Kelley of Crossett; a brother, C. W. "Sonny" Anthony of Crossett; a sister, Bracie Robertson of Sterlington, LA; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, January 5, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. David Ashcroft officiating. Pallbearers were John Kelley, Marty McClain, Paul McClain, Ronnie Anthony, Larry Peebles and J. M. Sawyer. Burial followed services at the Eden Cemetery.

Mamie Lee Tucker
Mamie Lee Tucker, 84, of Monticello, formerly of Crossett, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A life-long resident of Crossett, a retired beautician and member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Bama Coleman; and a brother, J. T. Coleman. She was also a Past Worthy Matron for Silver Star Chapter #306, Order of the Eastern Star, and a volunteer tutor for the foster grandparent program.
Survivors include her husband, Abram Tucker; two daughters, Phyllis Washington of Kansas City and Beverly Cannon of Rockford, IL; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 6, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were James Dawkins, James E. Phifer, Sr., Bobby R. Brown, Nathaniel Keith, C. T. Foster and Jessie Lowe. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mary Tucker
Mary Tucker, 76, of Hamburg died Friday, December 29, 2000, at Beverly Health Care in Hamburg. A life-long resident of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Tucker; her parents, Terry and Artie Lee Haynes Callins; two brothers and six sisters.
Survivors include a brother, Harvey Morrison of Carthage; and five sisters, Mildred Smith and Lue Willie Callins of Crossett, Mattie Jean Hampton of Compton, CA, Betty Ruth Tines of Los Angeles, CA, and Mable Harris of Hattisville, MD.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 6, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were Marvin Harris, Alonzo Harris, Jimmy Thornton, Carl Smith, Ronnie Smith, Terry Callins, and Rick Matheney. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the church. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Hazel Veazey
Hazel Veazey, 84, died Wednesday, December 13, 2000, in Hamburg. Born May 18, 1916, in Hot Springs to Hubert and Goldie Isom Biven, she was a Baptist and lived in Hot Springs most of her life, also living in Bismarck for about five years and in Hamburg for the past seven months. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Hubert Veazey, and a great-granddaughter, Holly Eubanks.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Jan Veazey of Cabot and Marvin and Patricia Veazey of Hot Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Kenneth Prince of Bismarck and Deloris and Randy Coulter of Hamburg; a brother, William Biven of Arkadelphia; two sisters, Dorene King of Beebe and Janette Lovell of Benton; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, December 18, in the Caruth-Hale Funeral Home chapel in Hot Springs with Revs. Donnie Veazey and Randy Knoles officiating. Grandsons were pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Lott, Kenneth Prince and Randy Coulter. Burial followed services at Crestview Memorial Park in Hot Springs.

Mae Lillie Williams
Mae Lillie Williams, 73, of Crossett died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roosevelt and Cora Mae Rosston; three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, William Henry "W. H." Williams; a son, Freddie Lee Williams of San Bernardino, CA; two god-children, Drew Danzy and Josh Govan; a brother, Roy Rosston of Dermott; four sisters, Dollie Mae Peddleton of Hopkinsville, KY, Pearlie Mae Lucas and Josephine Rosston of Clarksville, TN, and Willie Block of Monticello; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 7, in the Fudge Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie L. Radford officiating. Pallbearers were Lawrence Tucker, William Lambert, Cedric Tucker, Al Tucker, Greg Junior, Ronald Williams, Junior Logan and Eddie Logan. Burial followed services at the Ryles Chapel Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Maude Hickman Duncan
Maude Hickman Duncan, 95, of Pine Bluff died Sunday, December 17, 2000. A homemaker and  member of the Olivet Baptist Church in Little Rock, she was preceded in death by her husband, Major Seth V. Duncan; her parents, John J. and Sarah E. Hickman; and four brothers, Luther, William, Roy and John C. Hickman. 
Survivors include a sister, Margaret Hickman Chambers of Hamburg; a nephew, James I. Hickman of Oark; and a niece, Judith Gates of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Funeral services were Wednesday, December 20, at 1:30 p.m. in the Roller McNutt chapel. Burial followed services at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway.

Hogan Morrell Estelle
Hogan Morrell Estelle, 85, of Crossett died Tuesday, December 26, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 15, 1915, to Willie and Lillie Stanley Estelle in Ashley County, he retired as a mechanist supervisor with the Ashley Drew and Northern Railway after 30 years of service. He loved to squirrel and bird hunt in his younger days and was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, J. B. Estelle, and his wife, Mildred McFarland Estelle.
Survivors include a brother, George Estelle of Van Buren; two sisters, Helen Crowder of McGehee and Sally Ross of Little Rock; three stepchildren, Wilda Marchand, Russell Curl and Mae Curl; seven step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, December 29, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park

Mr. Dewey Golden.
Mr. Dewey Golden, 75, of Hamburg, died Sunday, December 31, 2000 at his residence. Mr. Golden was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg. He retired from the Georgia-Pacific Plywood Mill in 199, and he was a former employee of Murphy Ford. He was a charter member of the Gardner Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex & Josie Murphy Golden and two brothers, Roy & Lewis Golden.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pearl Reynolds Golden of Hamburg; a son, Ricky Golden and his wife, June, of Hamburg; a daughter, Helen Stagg and her husband, George, of Crossett; four grandchildren, Bobby & Billy Golden, Jamie Craig & Amy Griffin; two step-grandchildren, Jeff & Jennifer Stagg and five great-grandchildren, Robby & Roxanne Craig, Coby & Blake Griffin and Samantha Stagg.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 3, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Pullin & Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers are to be Dennis Byrd, Russell Maxwell, Bennie Jordan, Johnny W. Pierce, John Dailey and Dewayne Fulgham. Honorary pallbearers are to be  Clint Carpenter, Robert Maxwell, B.L. Barrett, Floyd Fairchild, Ted Rial and Royce Bowden. Interment will be in 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.

Lavern Haynes
Lavern Haynes, 39, of Hamburg died Monday, December 25, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Montrose, she was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Haynes; her father, Andrew Moore; a sister, Cassandra Elaine Gulley; and two grandmothers, Corene Robinson and Evelyn Jones.
Survivors include a son, Keitrich Brewer of Monticello; a daughter, Tiffanie Haynes of Hamburg; six brothers, Perry Dupree of Palmdale, CA, Al Brewer of Montrose, Ricky Moore of Pine Bluff, Jimmy Moore of St. Louis, MO, and Dean and Percy Moore of Dermott; seven sisters, Gloria Barnett and Linda Williams of Hamburg, Lois Moore, Paula Moore and Dorothy Hollins of Crossett, Shannon Dukes of Monticello and Christine Moore of Dermott; and two grandchildren, Phalilah Brewer and Keitrich Brewer, Jr. 
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 30, in the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ with Bishop Danny Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Rick Dunn, Kelvin Stroud, Ricky Moore, Joe Williams, Charles Barnett and Michael Dupree.
Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Maggie Lucille Braswell Lee
Maggie Lucille Braswell Lee, 84, of Crossett died Monday, December 25, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born September 24, 1916, to Walter and Callie Bond Braswell in Mississippi, she was a homemaker and a member of the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jesse, Dawaine and Walter Braswell, Jr.; one sister, Lavern Woodall; a grandson, Scott Lee; a great-grandson, Timothy Keen; and her husband, Wesley Lee.
Survivors include five sons, Thomas Edward Lee and wife Sandra, Normie Glen Lee and wife Kay, William Anthony Lee and wife Sherri, all of Crossett, Charlie Lee of Little Rock and Harold Wayne Lee and wife Ruby of Palatka, FL; three sisters, Bessie Burnette of Bastrop, LA, Dell Hyman of Glendale, CA, and Shirley Burge of Jackson, MS; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 28, in the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Thad Douglas and Steve Franklin officiating. Pallbearers were Phillip, Chris, and Michael Lee, Jason Keen, Dennis Holland and Billy White. Honorary pallbearers were all other grandsons, Brad Newberry and Brad Maxwell.
Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Marceil Norrell
Mrs. Marceil Norrell, 73, of Hamburg, died Thursday, December 28, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native and former resident of Crossett and a resident of the Pine Hill community outside Hamburg since 1955, she was a homemaker and a member of the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Norrell, Jr., in 1991; a daughter, Debra LeFran Norrell and her parents, Sam & Allie Mae Courson Lofton.
She is survived by a son, Jimmy Norrell of Hamburg; three daughters, Kathryn Swan, Pauline Lowry and Debbie Laing of Hamburg; a brother, Lowell Lofton of Crossett; five sisters-in-law,  Geneva King of Hamburg; Doris Jenkins & Virginia Hearn of Crossett, Frances Corker of Dallas, TX, and LeFreda Johnson of Banks; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 30, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Thad Douglas &  Dale Crumby officiating. Pallbearers were Bryan Bays, Jimbo Mashburn, Norman Swan, James Miller, Sonny Betha and Gale Jackson. Interment followed services at the Carlock Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Carlock Cemetery, c/o Mr. Mike Bays, 331 Ashley Road 462, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Mr. Marvin A. Rambo
Mr. Marvin A. Rambo, 79, of Hamburg died Saturday, December 30, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Sparkman, a resident of Hamburg for the past five years and a 50-year former resident of El Dorado, he was a retired accountant having worked 27 years for Lion Oil until retiring in 1982. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg and a former member of the Parkview Baptist Church in El Dorado where he served as a deacon for many years and served in many other capacities. He was a former president of Abilities Unlimited in El Dorado and a member of MENSA. He was an U. S. Army  veteran of World War II and was preceded in death by his father, Augustus Rambo and his mother, Etta Yarbrough Savage.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruby Ozment Rambo of Hamburg; a son, Joe B. Rambo and wife Lynn of Hamburg; a daughter, Linda Jean Rambo of Atlanta, GA; three sisters, Jean Ballering of Milwaukee, WI, Lena Mae Fink of Philadelphia, PA and Nora Reese of Austin, TX; four grandchildren, Joe B. Rambo, Jr., Amy Rosegrant and husband Scott, James Courtney Rambo and Jonathan Craig Rambo and wife Mandy; and two great-grandchildren, Hanna Rosegrant and William Grant Rambo.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were to be  Joe, Courtney and Craig Rambo, Scott Rosegrant, Jay Johnston and Lynn Fite. Interment was planned for  2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado with Rev. Lawrence Harrison and Rev. Tommy Mellinger officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Christian Children's Fund, PO Box 1364, Jakarta, Indonesia 10013 or to the Parkview Baptist Church Daycare, 608 W. 8th, El Dorado, AR 71730.

Ben Colvin Rhodes
Ben Colvin Rhodes, 57, of Crossett, formerly of El Dorado died Wednesday, December 27, 2000. He was a mechanic with Georgia Pacific in Crossett. 
Survivors include his  mother, Celia Rhodes; two daughters, Darla Johnson and Alicia Jolene Rhodes; a sister, Carolyn Saulsbury; and six brothers, Charles, John, Mike, Bobby Jack, Don and Pat Rhodes.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 30, in the Young's Funeral Home chapel in El Dorado. Burial followed services at the  Liberty Baptist Cemetery in  Farmerville.

William Horace "Bill" Thompson
William Horace "Bill" Thompson, 63, of Decatur, AL, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000. Born on September 28, 1937, to Horace and Thelma Ramage Thompson, he was a retired foreman for Champion Papers.
Survivors include his wife, Janet K. Thompson of Decatur, AL; and a sister, Jerri Ann Thompson of Crossett.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Friday, December 29, at Pinewood Memorial Park with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Junior Edward Weeks
Junior Edward Weeks, 62, of Lake Village died Thursday, December 28, 2000, at his home. He retired after 25 years in the service department of  Farm Equipment Company and was a member of the Lake Village Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Weeks.
Survivors include five brothers, Bill and Bobby Weeks of Lake Village, James Weeks of Cullman, AL, Perry Weeks of Altus, OK, and Burley Weeks of Jasper, TX; and a sister, Louise Card of Greenville, MS.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 30, in the Bishop Funeral Home chapel with Lake Village with Rev. Brandon Massey officiating. Burial followed services at the Jennie Cemetery.


 


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