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Benjamin Prentiss White
Benjamin Prentiss White, 89, of Warren died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation in Warren. Born November 22, 1911, to the late Benjamin Thomas and Alice Elizabeth Watkins White, he was a retired Potlatch Corp. employee, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and a member of Warren Lodge #33, F&AM. He was preceded in death by his wives, Faloah Jolley White, who died in 1947, and Syble Willia Phillips White, who died June 24, 1997; and two sons, John D. and Richard B. White.
Survivors include three sons, Robert L. White of Crossett, Henry C. White of Stuttgart and Donald Ed White of Hampton; three daughters, Ann Adams of St. Louis, MO, Sherry A. White of Warren and Susie Knight of Hamburg; two brothers, Rev. R. V. White of Wilmar and Clifton White of Crossett; 15 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the Frazer's chapel in Warren with Revs. R. V. White and Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers were Leon Burton, James Kitchens, Donnie Baker, Danny Durey, Mike Brumley, Sammy Hayes, Lewis Smith and William E. White, Honorary pallbearers were Jackie Williams and Dr. Kerry Pennington. Burial followed services at Oakland Cemetery.

Roy Phillip Wisecarver
Roy Phillip Wisecarver, 78, of El Dorado, formerly of Crossett, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at his home.  Born September 17, 1922, to Ralph and Bertha Gilbert Wisecarver in Crossett, he was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and retired in 1985 from Georgia-Pacific after 42 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Warren Wisecarver, and a sister, Eugena Little.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Patsy Wisecarver of El Dorado; three sons, Phillip Wisecarver of Crossett, Kevin Wisecarver of Sparkman and William Wisecarver of El Dorado; a daughter, Stephanie Hamilton of Norphlet; a brother, Troy Wisecarver of Crossett; a sister, Juanita Bolton of Harrell; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in the First Assembly of God on Parkway with Revs. Gloria Green and Monroe Hill officiating. Pallbearers were Brent Sherrick, Robert Fletcher, Danny Courson, Charlie Frank Courson, Dee Wisecarver, Jay Wisecarver and Robert Dale Hill.
Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Frances Silliman King
Frances Silliman King, 70, of Conway died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at her home. Born May 3, 1931, in Conway to of V. M. "Buddy" and Velma Fletcher Silliman, she was a self employed businesswoman and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James W. King; three daughters, Lynn Wilson of Greenbrier, Susan Brakefield of Alachua, FL, and Mary King of Conway; a brother, Vance L. Silliman of El dorado; two sisters, Wanda Blackwood of Hamburg, formerly of El Dorado; and Melba Phillips of Texarkana, TX; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Monday, May 14, in the Roller McNutt chapel in Conway with Rev. Robert Winters officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Blackwood, Matt McNeely, Chuck Phillips, Larry King, Kenny Harrison and W. Harrison. Burial followed services at Crestlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 10411 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Effie Lee Polite
Effie Lee Polite, 89, of Portland died Monday, May 7, 2001, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A lifelong resident of Portland, she was a homemaker and a member of the Portland #2 Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Velma Polite; her parents, Aungston and Jane Willis; and three sisters, Mamie Williams, Leola Harvey and Otha Mae Polite. 
Survivors include five sons, James and Eldridge Polite of Portland, Artis and Percy Polite of Flint, MI, and Willie Polite of Sacramento, CA; three daughters, Jeweline Lewis and Minnie Connely of Little Rock and Erma Brooks of Jacksonville; a stepdaughter, Mildred Harris of Portland; a brother, A. J. Willis of Dermott; a sister, Hattie Polite of Hamburg; 31 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Portland #2 Baptist Church with Rev. Dean officiating. Pallbearers were Zimme Moseby, Charlie Kennedy, Cedric Hawkins, Anthony Polite, Anthony Dotson, James Lewis and Randy Lewis. Burial followed services at the Portland #2 Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Mr. Karl R. Pollock, Jr. 
Mr. Karl R. Pollock Jr., 19, of Hamburg died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, outside of Hamburg. A native of Bastrop, LA and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life, he worked for Underground Services and was also a construction worker. A member of the Faith Baptist Church,  he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Earl Pollock in 1997; his paternal grandfather, Willie Ray Pollock; his maternal grandmother, Willie Jo Boyer; his paternal great-grandfather, Rayburn West; and his paternal great-grandparents, Garland & Vira Pollock.
He is survived by his parents, Karl Ray Pollock of Crossett and Judy Roberts of Hamburg; a brother, Shawn Allen Pollock of Hamburg; two sisters, Jacquline Noel Pollock of Hamburg and Misty Winter Pollock of Bastrop, LA; a half brother, Blake Allen Mills of Hamburg; his paternal grandmother, Elsie Mae West Pollock of Hamburg; his maternal grandfather, Jackie Roberts of San Jose, CA, and his paternal great-grandmother, Elsia Lovitta West of Bonita, LA.
Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 11, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Revs. Alan Eppinette and Tommy Boles officiating. Friends served as pallbearers. Interment followed services at the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Odelle White Sivils
Mrs. Odelle "Little Mama" White Sivils, 95, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at her residence in Hamburg. Mrs. Sivils was a native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Hamburg since 1943. She worked as a sales clerk for 35 years at Carpenters & Harrison's Department Stores and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She married Floyd Garland Sivils on December 24, 1919. in Fountain Hill. He preceded her in death in 1983. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Richard Arnold Carpenter, her parents, William E. & Sula Lane Griffin White; three brothers, Grover, Carl & Omer White; and two sisters, Jayne & Ailene White.
She is survived by two sons, Gwain Sivils and wife Mary Beth of Monticello and Johnie Sivils and wife June of Great Britain; two daughters, Marcelle Carpenter & Jayne Hobbs both of Hamburg; a brother, Sterling White of Fountain Hill; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 10, in  the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Revs. Klois Hargis & Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Griffin, Joe Sivils, Glen, Billy Ray, Kenney Ray and Jeffery Carpenter, Sam Hobbs and Billy Wayne Stafford. Honorary pallbearers were Buddy, Charles, Bill, Chuck & Stan White, Richard "Dickie" Sivils, Henry & Houston Austin. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity. 

George Luther Chester
George Luther Chester, 89, of Dermott, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at the Dermott Nursing Home. Born January 13, 1912, in Camden, TN, Mr. Chester was a retired textile-mill worker, a deacon emeritus of Collins Baptist Church and the son of the late Jim and Lillie Chester. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arie Chester.
Survivors include one son, Walter Chester and wife Wanda of Hamburg; three daughters, Jean Hooks and husband Billy of Halley, Sue Merchant and husband Kenneth of Monticello, and Shirley Kizer and husband Bob of Collins; one sister, Lera Smothers of Camden, TN; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at Collins Baptist Church. Burial took place in the Rash Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Bates officiating.
Pallbearers were Stan Chester, Glen Palmer, Johnny Murphy, Stephen Crane, Mark Hooks, Rusty Merchant, Bruce Kizer, and Danny Delahoussaye. Alvin Bates served as honorary pallbearer. Arrangements were made by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

Shirley Ann Fairchild
Funeral services for Shirley Ann Fairchild, 64, of Bastrop, LA, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Golden Funeral Home chapel in Bastrop with Rev. Paul Carter officiating. Pallbearers were Lonnie Polk, Shannon Polk, Luke Stowe, Mike Goyne, Ritchie Stanley, Bruce Stewart, Brian Stewart and Robert Allen Stanley. Burial followed services at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Fairchild died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A member of the Cherry Ridge Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Lamarcus Chester Fairchild, a native and former resident of Fountain Hill; her father, Edwin Cameron Stanley; and two brothers, William "Shorty" and George Stanley.
Survivors are her mother, Rosie Copeland Stanley of Rayville, LA; two daughters, Marcia Allen and husband Mike of Bastrop and Anita Sivils and husband Randy of Katy, TX; a son, Stanley Lamarcus Fairchild of Monroe; three sisters, Martha Goyne of Monroe, Maggelene Polk of Pioneer, LA, and Rose Dale Stowe of Rayville; three brothers, Bobby Stanley of Rayville, Bill Stanley of Freer, TX, and Roy Stanley of Beaumont, TX; and three grandchildren, Staci Nicole Sivils of Houston, TX, and Holly Nicole and Chasity Denae Allen of Bastrop.

Loyce Fielder
Loyce Fielder, age 80, of Crossett died Sunday, May 6, 2001. She was born on June 14, 1920, to Guy L. and Ora May Rayner Monroe. She was employed by Georgia-Pacific for 34 years. Mrs. Fielder was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Cecil Fielder, Sr.
Survivors include one son, Cecil Fielder, Jr., of Mesquite, TX; two daughters, Carolyn Fielder and Patty Coody, both of Crossett; five granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Visitation was to be held Tuesday, May 8, from 5 until 9 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Crossett. Funeral services were to be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 9 in the funeral home chapel with Bros. John Reed and Donnie Dubose officiating. Interment was to follow at 3 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery in Ball, LA.

Evelyn Dodd Kelley
Evelyn Dodd Kelley, 84, of Crossett, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. She was born on October 23, 1916, to William Green and Cora Ann Lee Dodd. In the 1930s, Mrs. Kelley worked at the Mercantile Store for several years and retired as a cafeteria worker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and loved to play the piano to entertain her family and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Fleming Pruett.
Survivors include her husband, Tillman Kelley of Crossett; two daughters, Janice Pruett and Joyce Key, both of Spring, TX; one sister, Dorothy Dodd Hooks of Crossett; three grandchildren, Michael D. Leach, Brian J. Pruett, and Scott D. Pruett; and two great-grandchildren, Jennifer R. Leach and Mariann Pruett.
Funeral services were planned for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Bobby Stanford officiating. Pallbearers were to be Jerry, Jeremy and Danny Dodd, Kenneth Swan, Mike Buchner, and Dale Lauhon. Interment was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mildred Ann Kincaid
Mildred Ann Allison Kincaid, 64, of Crossett died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at her home. Born May 3, 1937, in Hamburg to Herman and Virginia Eastwood Allison, she was a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific Corp and was a member of South Main Baptist Church where she was involved in numerous activities. She was a former member of the Order of the Amaranth, and she enjoyed working in her yard. Mrs. Kincaid was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Kincaid.
Survivors include her mother, Virginia Allison of Vivian, LA; two sisters, Carla Sue Walton of Shreveport, LA, and Gayle Cox of Vivian, LA; one niece, Tasha Beck; and numerous cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the South Main Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmie Lewis officiating. Interment was to follow services at the Cleveland Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Jeffie Monroe Wilson
Jeffie Monroe Wilson, 81, of Crossett died Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born in Dabney, AR, on December 22, 1919, to Raleigh and Lillian Davis Wilson, he was a member of the First Assembly of God in Crossett, and at the time of his death, he attended the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, of which he was a founding member and deacon on the board. He was an U. S. Army veteran and loved hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, and two stepchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Wilson of Crossett; a son, Tommy Wilson of Hampton; two daughters, Linda Dufrene of Des Allemands, LA, and Naomi Everett of Portland; three sisters, Marry Bedwell of Salem, MO, Irene Davis of Atlanta, TX, and Ruth Null of Fordyce; three stepchildren, Ruth Miller of Crossett, Ben Frisby of New Summerfield, TX, and David Frisby of Monticello; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church with Revs. Lee Nunley, Warren Finney and Charles Miller officiating. Pallbearers were Donald Forbes, Sidney Dufrene, Joey Wilson, Shane Dykes, Michael Frisby and Lee Frisby. Honorary pallbearers were the congregation of the church. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

William W. "Wimp" Boyd
William W. "Wimp" Boyd, 70, of Crossett died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born January 13, 1931, to Percy and Susie Brady Boyd, he retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill after 42 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, P. K. Boyd, and one sister. 
Survivors include his wife, Fannie Boyd of Crossett; a daughter, Patricia Brantley and husband Kent; two grandsons, Chris Brantley and wife Angela and Jason Brantley, and a great-grandson, Tyler Brantley, all of Junction City.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Bros. Jimmy Lewis and Steve Franklin officiating. Pallbearers were Henry Carter, James Coleman, Bobby Croswell, Billy Howie, Mike Brown, Frank Dolan, Nicky Burt and Keith Craig. Honorary pallbearers were Dewey Carter, Bobby Burt and David Rice. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery. 

Lebirda Dawson
Lebirda Dawson, 64, of Montrose died Saturday, April 20, 2001, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Rosston, but a Montrose resident for the past 54 years, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter Baptist Church in Montrose. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sinthe Mae Dawson; her parents, Walter and Sinthe Ervin Brewer; two brothers, Rollins Dawson and Lushen Mitchell; and a sister, Jereline Brewer.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Dawson; a son, Raymond and wife Linda Dawson of Montrose; a brother, Roy Brewer of Hamburg; five sisters, Velma Brewer of Oakland, CA, Bessie Hudson of Milwaukee, WI, and Abbie Clark, Ollie Matheney and Earlene Sabbage, all of Montrose; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, in the New Light Baptist Church in Portland with Rev. Eugene Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers were Charlie Kennedy, Larry Wood, Larry Spratt, Earl Gillis, Willie Williams, Jr., and James Polite.
Burial followed services at the St. Peter Cemetery, with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

W. Z. "Dub" Spencer
Mr. W. Z. "Dub" Spencer, 82,  died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Winchester and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service  in 1995, and he also retired from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as a game and fish enforcement officer in 1983 after 22 years of service. He was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg. He  was preceded in death by a son, Roger Spencer; a great-grandson, Zachary Charles Spencer; his parents, Roger Spencer & Bertha Bierbaum Horak; two brothers, Charles and Joy Spencer; a sister, Kate Venters; a half-sister, Gladys Horak and a step-granddaughter, Ashley Vogt.
He is survived by his wife, Rosie Rice Spencer of Hamburg; a son, Zack Spencer and wife Sarah of Farmerville, LA; three grandsons, Scott Spencer of Fort Smith, Michael Spencer of Stonewall, LA and Sean Spencer of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Carrie & Shelly Spencer; three stepdaughters, Pat Glosup and husband David of McGehee, Pam Tarver and husband Joe of Winnsboro, LA, and Kathy Earney and husband Frank of Conway; a stepson, Terry Knight and  wife Lisa of Alexander City, AL; nine step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Klois Hargis &  Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Scott, Michael & Sean Spencer, James Michael Vogt, Teddy Hickman & Scott Reed. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Callaway, Pat Fitts, Nick Childers & Joe Hairston. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Fran Stevens
Fran Stevens, 42, of Hamburg died Friday, April 27, 2001, in the North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, LA. A native of Ashley County, she was employed by Bemis and was a member of the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Terence Lee Stevens; three sons, Brandon Lee, Eric Lance and T. Logan Stevens, all of Hamburg; her parents, Odell and Betty Stanley of Hamburg; two brothers, Wayman Stanley of Hamburg and Allen Stanley of Crossett; a sister, Rita Caine of Hamburg; and one grandchild.
Visitation was held Sunday, April 29, from noon until 6 p.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donald Ray Wheeler
Donald Ray Wheeler, 41, of Crossett died Saturday, April 28, 2001, in Hermitage. Born September 15, 1959, in Miami, AZ, to Joe Fred and Mary Frances Williams Wheeler, he attended the Crossett Full Gospel Church. He was a member of the Crossett Covenant Riders and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arter Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Rolan Wheeler, all formerly of Warren.
Survivors include his parents, Joe Fred and Mary Frances "Fannie" Wheeler of Crossett; a son, Donald Brian Wheeler of Harrison; a daughter, Anastacia Rose Wheeler of Portland, TN; four brothers, Ronnie and Paul Wheeler of Crossett, Ken Wheeler of Conway and Randy Wheeler of Burnet, TX; and a sister, Beverly Ellis of Fountain Hill.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Magnolia Baptist Church with Bros. David Wheless and Gene Thomas officiating. Pallbearers were to be Crossett Covenant Riders Terry Lochala, Ken Turner, Jamie Watkins, Carl Stahley, Donald Wheeler, Frankie Weaver, Cary Wyatt, John Jackson and David Wheless. Honorary pallbearers were to be Don Holland and other members of the Crossett Covenant Riders. Burial was to follow services at the Arkadelphia Cemetery, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Clevester Barnes
Mr. Clevester Barnes, 59, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at his home. Mr. Barnes was a native of Parkdale, but a resident of Hamburg the past 41 years. He was an employee of Akers Cleaners for 40 years and a member of Liberty Mission Church of God in Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Savannah Barnes; his parents, Jeffroe and Corean Dismuke Barnes; three brothers, Houston, Claude and R.B. Barnes; and one sister, Louise Robinson.
He is survived by two sons, David Dennis and Herman Madison, both of Hamburg; one daughter, Evelyn Barnes Taylor of North Little Rock; one brother, Ezell Barnes of Salem, NJ; one sister, Gerelean Smith of Bridgeton, NJ; and 22 grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 21, at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the  Supt. Jasper Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Cleveland Wilson, Larry Works, James Prewitt, Jack Hill, Earl Jacob and Carl James Cox. Honorary pallbearers were Jessie Banks, Lawrence Tippie, Willie Ashford and Willie Jackson. Interment was in the Phillip Grove cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Inelma Fike Freeman
Mrs. Inelma Brown Fike Freeman, 81, of Crossett died Sunday, April 15, 2001.   The sixth child of Dock and Fannie Easter Brown, her parents and five siblings preceded her in death. She accepted Jesus Christ  and was baptized by Rev. Hue Gooden, pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church of Strong. In 1943, she united with New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. J.H. Allen. Sis Freeman remained a faithful member of New Bethel until her death, and she served on the senior usher board for several years. Before moving to Crossett, Inelma married Lewis Fike of Strong and bore one son, who preceded her in death at nine months of age.
She graduated from T.W. Daniels High School after successfully completing night courses. In August, 1950, she received a certificate for successfully completing course work as a practical nurse. She received certificates of appreciation from the Ombudsman Club, Order of Eastern Star #306 and Ashley County Extension agency.  She was employed by Ashley Memorial Hospital, Rose Inn Hotel and Area Agency Home Health. She was a member of Silver Star Chapter #306 Order of the Eastern Stars for more than 50 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Jonnie Faye Jones and Erma Jean Swanson, both of Gary, Indiana; two grandsons, Willie Harlod Freeman and Michael Edgar; one granddaughter, Pam Robinson; five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B.J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were the deacons of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, with members of Eastern Star #306 serving as honorary pallbearers. Burial was at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Melissa Inez Hooks
Mrs. Melissa Inez Hooks, 94, of Crossett, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at North Monroe Medical Center. Born March 25, 1907, to Joseph Lafayette and Roena Trim Peacock, Mrs. Hooks was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Louis Hooks; four brothers, Carl, George, Floyd and J.L. Peacock; and three sisters, Clara Ladd, Ruth Ladd, and Bessie Peacock.
Survivors include one son, Tommy Hooks of Crossett; one daughter, Shirley Mobley and her husband John; one grandson, John David Mobley; one granddaughter, Melissa Ann Mobley, all of Sikeston, MO; and one sister, Christine Peacock of Crossett.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, at the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Interment followed at the Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Wayne Moffatt, Joe Cantley, Doogie Darling, Paul McDougald, Roger Nutt, D.C. Pierce, Jack Allen, and Bob Bridges. Services were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Rev. Larry Eugene Johnson
Rev. Larry Eugene Johnson, 75, of Crossett, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Coldwater, Mississippi; a resident of Crossett for many years and a former resident of Hamburg and Strathmore, CA, he was ordained by the General Council of the Assemblies of God in Springfield, MO. He pastored for over 50 years with his churches including the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church in Crossett for 15 years, First Assembly of God Church in Hamburg for eight years, Strathmore Assembly of God Church in Strathmore, CA, Buttonwillow Assembly of God Church in Buttonwillow, CA, Maricopa Church of God in Maricopa, CA and several others. He started and finished his ministry at the Cloverdale Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Johnson; a sister, Goldie Stockton; and two grandchildren, Rick Rick Johnson and Tressie Crouch.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Elaine Anders Johnson of Crossett; three sons, Danny Johnson and  wife Helen; Wayne Johnson and  wife Cathy; and Roger Johnson and wife Marie, all of Crossett; two daughters, Judy Crouch and husband Ed of Hamburg and Diane Riordan and husband Norman of Crossett; 25 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church with Revs. J. W. Bobo,  Jackie Kinard and Bro. Johnson's son-in-law, Rev. Norman Riorden officiating. Pallbearers were Dale Bolin, Charles Berryman, Keith Curran, James Hamilton, Bob Pell, Jr. and Kenneth Knight. Honorary pallbearers were the ministers of the Arkansas District of the Assemblies of God. Interment followed services at  the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, 376 Ashley Road 15, Crossett, AR 71635.

Mr. Roger D. Johnson
Mr. Roger D. Johnson, 48, of Crossett, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Bakersfield, CA; a resident of Crossett for the past eight years and a former resident of Merced & Atwater, CA, he attended the Cloverdale Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Larry Eugene Johnson on April 16, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Marie McCracken Johnson of Crossett; two sons, Mack A. Montgomery, III of Merced, CA, and Joshua David Johnson of Crossett; two daughters, Tonya Lynn Pennebaker of Visalia, CA, and Christy Fay Johnson of Simi Valley, CA; his mother, Elaine Anders Johnson; two brothers, Danny & Wayne Johnson of Crossett; and two sisters, Judy Crouch of Hamburg and Diane Riordan of Crossett; and one granddaughter, April Michelle Johnson. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 22, in the Cloverdale Assembly of God with Rev. Norman Riordan and Bro. Keith Curran officiating. Pallbearers were Joshua Johnson, Mack Montgomery III, Shawn King, Tom Chenowith, Clifford Moore and Aaron Frisby. Honorary pallbearers were Mike & Billy Haen and Lee Riordan. Interment followed services at  the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Cloverdale Assembly of God, 376 Ashley Road 15, Crossett, AR 71635.

Irma Lee Kazee
Mrs. Irma Lee Kazee, 88, of Hamburg died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare of Hamburg. Mrs. Kazee was a native of Montrose, but a resident of Hamburg for the past year. A homemaker and a member of Soldiers Chapel A. M. E. Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Kazee; a son, Columbus Kazee; her parents, William and Henrietta Gober Ridgell; and one brother, C.L. Ridgell.
She is survived by four sons, Robert Kazee of St. Louis, MO, Frank Kazee of Mt. Clemens, MI, Samuel Kazee of Lake Village, and James Kazee of Montrose; seven daughters, Carrie Mixon of Los Angeles, CA, Willie Mae Richardson, Leola Bealer and Shirley Moore, all of St. Louis, MO, Linda Benton, Patsy Kazee and Mary Kazee of Milwaukee, WI; one sister, Ota Mae Battey of Mt. Clemens, MI; 32 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 21, at 11:00 a.m. at Soldiers Chapel A. M. E. with the Rev. Columbus Wilder officiating. Her grandsons were the pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the trustees of Soldiers Chapel AME. Interment was in the Montrose cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Teresa Marie Lucas
Teresa Marie Lucas, 27, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at the University Medical Center in Little Rock. She was a waitress and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Lake Village.
Survivors include a son, Christopher Lucas of Hamburg; a daughter, Kristina Lucas of Hamburg; her mother and stepfather, Beverly and Frank Rosio of Lake Village; a brother, Frank Rosio, Jr., of Gulfport, MS; a sister, Celeste Rosio of Lake Village; and her grandparents, Pearl King of Sangerville, Maine, and the late Gene King and Frank and Carolyn Rosio of West Fork.
Grave-side services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Oak Grove Cemetery with Revs. Ronnie Garrett and John Edwards officiating. Arrangements were by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Verdell Stephenson McGough
Verdell Stephenson McGough, 83, of Crossett, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the Bastrop Rehabilitation Hospital. Born November 5, 1917, to William Matthew and Sarah Lena Carnes Stephenson, Mrs. McGough was a member of Meridian Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry McGough; one son, Jesse C. McGough; and one grandson, Jayden McGough.
Survivors include one son, James Lloyd McGough of Houston, TX; one daughter, Hazel Jones of Crossett; one brother, Floyd Stephenson of Lawton, OK; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 23, at Meridian Baptist Church with Bro. Dale Webb officiating. Burial followed services at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mitchell Pearson, Daniel Pearson, Dewayne Hudson, Robert Neel, Billy Rice, and Harlon Meshell. Services were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Grace Shurtleff Stone
Mrs. Grace Shurtleff Stone, 76, of Hamburg died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.  A native of Ashley County, a resident of Hamburg for the past 15 years and a former resident of Monticello, she retired from the Monticello post office in 1966. She was a  member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas V. B. Stone in August, 2000; her parents, Walter and Ardell Young Shurtleff; a brother, Norman Shurtleff; and a sister Ozell Poole.
Survivors include a son, Robert Stone and wife Fran of Crossett; a daughter, Joyce Hussey and husband J. C. of Berryville; four sisters, Mildred Johnson and Bobbie Roberts of Little Rock, Billie Sheppard of Alexandria, and Alice Grider of Crossett; three grandchildren, Robert Stone and wife Susan of Crossett; Robinan Gentry and husband Derrick of Monroe, LA, and James R. Shell and wife Donna of Manassas, VA; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, in the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Billy Jack Ragland, Ronnie LaGrone, Tommy Hollis, Donald Wayne, Bob Rush and Freddie Martin. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Mount Olive Cemetery Association, c/o Linda Shiver, 215 James Stone Road, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Norma Jean White
Norma Jean White,  62, of Crossett, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born September 3, 1938 to Norman and Merle Mae Woods Hester, Mrs. White was a registered nurse and a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda White, and her mother, Merle Hester.
Survivors include her husband, Reggie White; one son, Gary White and wife Stacey; one daughter, Wendy Allen, and her father, Norman Hester, all of Crossett; one brother, John Robert Hester, and one sister, Joyce Keathley, both of Little Rock; and three grandchildren, Tabitha Freeman, Mitchell White and Karen Howell.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy Craig and Farrell Breshears officiating. Pallbearers were Danny Kirkland, Martin Tharpe, Randy Mitchell, Harold Bonnette, Jerry Stell, and Jason Freeman. Interment was at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. 

Mrs. E. Hazel King
Mrs. E. Hazel King, 82, of Hamburg died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg, she worked at the Sterling Department Store as a sales clerk for many years and was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Griffin King; a son, Charles G. King; two daughters, Betty Sue and Nila Janell King; her parents, Preston and Mallie Howell Bonds; three brothers, William, Gilbert and Preston Bonds; and two sisters, Virginia Price and Lila Mae Goodwin.
Survivors include a son, Billy Glen King and wife Patricia of Crossett; two daughters, Janice Sivils of Crossett and Linda Kinnaird and husband Calvin of Hamburg; two brothers, Travis Bonds of Morrilton and Bobby Bonds of Texarkana; two sisters, Doris Clark of Crossett and Nina Cummings of Haynesville, LA; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in the Gardner Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Kinnaird, Joe Sivils, Bill Bonds, Frankie Williams, Lane Culp, Phil Clark, Richard Shelton and Charlie Preston Price. Burial followed services at the Eden Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Eden Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Jerry Stanley, 4028 Highway 133, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Sonwello Delwayne Lewis
Mr. Sonwello Delwayne Lewis, 24, of Crossett, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, in Crossett. A was a lifelong resident of Crossett, a construction worker, and a member of Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ, he was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Ann Parker, on February 12, 2001, and his father, Sonny Lewis.
He is survived by two sons, Sonwello Lewis Jr. and Detarius S. Lewis; one brother, Sonny Lewis Jr.; one sister, Latekia (Timothy) Moses;  his grandparents, George and Ollie Mae Parker, all  of Crossett; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were planned for Tuesday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ  with the Elder Roy Matheney Jr. officiating. Pallbearers were to be Dremus "Jodie" Howell, Patrick Thompson, Byron Jasper, Byron Davis, Reggie, Martin and Frederick Goree. Interment was follow services at the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Laurene Samantha Mays
Mrs. Laurene Samantha Mays, 80, of Hamburg, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at the Beverly Healthcare of Hamburg. A resident of Ashley County since 1964, she was a  homemaker and a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jeffery Woodberry, her second husband, Shadrick Mays; one son, Freddie Woodberry; one daughter, Rose Maria Mays; one step-daughter, Nell Marie Mays; her parents, Lawrence and Mitte Cross Blake; two brothers, Willie and Samuel Blake; and two sisters, Roberta Washington and Mae Ella McClain.
She is survived by two sons, Jeffery Woodberry of Crossett and J.C. Woodberry of San Antonio, TX, one step-son, Shadrick Mays Jr. of Los Angeles, CA; six daughters, Flora Lawrence Smith of Dallas, TX, Doris Russell of Atlanta, GA, Evelyn Michael Johnson of Grand Prairie, TX, Elaine Mays of Oahu, Hawaii, and Ardelia Mays and Dattie Curry of Crossett.; two brothers, Nathaniel Blake of Crossett and Clarence Blake of Hope; three sisters, Beatrice Newsome of Arkadelphia, Helen Bailey of Hamburg, and Pearl Hubbard of Colleen, TX; three sisters-in-law, Almetha Blake of Crossett, Ardelia Daniel of San Francisco, CA, and Lou Woodberry of Gurdon; 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Green Baptist with the Rev. Byron Bess officiating. Pallbearers were Ricky Smith, Jeffery Woodberry Jr., Michael Smith, Robert Lewis, Khelyn Johnson and Charles Woodberry. Honorary pallbearers were the Ashley County Dialysis Center. Interment was in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Lorene McCauley
Mrs. Lorene McCauley, 90, of Lake Village, died Sunday, April 15, 2001. at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Leake County, MS, and a resident of Lake Village for the past 40 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Lakeport Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis McCauley in 1959; her parents, Ishom and Dora Jane Barrett Rucker; five sisters, Thelma Koler, Vonnie Devine, Arlie Smith, Edna Hollis, and Olla Cox and a brother, Chester Rucker.
She is survived by nine nieces; four nephews and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.
Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 3 p.m., Monday, April 16, at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Paul Keith officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

James Coleman Turner
James Coleman Turner, 58, of Crossett died Tuesday, April 9, 2001. Born December 19, 1943, he was a former sales manager for Ideal True Value and enjoyed hunting, fishing and western collectibles.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Turner; a son, Michael Allen Turner, both of Crossett; two daughters, Kim Trichel of Fort Smith and Julie Misenheimer of Crossett; his parents, Drew and Edwina Turner of Crossett; a brother, Dennis Turner; two grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Presbyterian Church of Crossett with Rev. George Wortham officiating. Pallbearers were Holyan Outlay, Gary Booker, Richard Welch, Gerald Brown, Mack Laughlin and Bruce Turner. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Bobby Gene Washington
Mr. Bobby Gene Washington, 57, of Crossett, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at his residence in Crossett. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he was preceded in death by his parents, Vail and Rose Tucker Washington, and three brothers, Earnest Spratt, John T. Spratt, and Leonard Washington.
He is survived by two sons, Jerome Washington of Arcadia, CA, and Chancellor Washington of Los Angeles, CA; two daughters, Monica Washington of Los Angeles, CA, and Veronica Washington of Crossett; one brother, Lonnie and wife Hattie Washington of Lancaster, CA; one sister, Virginia Jones of Los Angeles, CA; and one granddaughter, Brianna Velazquez. 
Funeral services were Monday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m. at Ryles Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Jessie Radford officiating. His nephews served as pallbearers. Interment was in the Ryles Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Charlotte Mae Arrington
Charlotte Mae Arrington, 72, of El Dorado, formerly of Hamburg, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Southeast Arkansas Medical Center in El Dorado.  A native of Hamburg and an El Dorado resident for the past 28 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Miles Memorial Church of God in Christ. She was preceded in death by a son, E. G. Green; her parents, Lewis and Annie Arrington; and three sisters, Alma Allen, Maddie Arrington and Flotie Mae Lambert.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry L. Robinson of Darnell and Lewis Robinson of El Dorado; six daughters, Gloria B. Wright, Maydell Moore, Rozella Coleman and Tammy Robinson of El Dorado and Rosie Robinson and Kathy Jefferson of Long Beach, CA: a brother, Lewis Arrington of Hamburg; a sister, Lottie B. Lyons of Little Rock; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Emmanuel Temple Church of God in Christ with Supt. Jasper Mays officiating. Pallbearers were Alvin Reynolds, Rodney Henry, Alfonso King, Willie Mays, Henry Dunn and Eddie Mays. Burial followed services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Willie Mac Barnett
Willie Mac Barnett, 77, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001. Born September 27, 1923, to Elzie and Ollie Mae Doss Barnett, he was a self-employed building contractor, a Baptist, and a long-time member of the Crossett Riding Club and the Old Carter Deer Camp. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Barnett; a daughter, Betty Bolin; two brothers, Leroy and Norris Barnett; and two sisters, Ione Barnett and Hazel Schictel. 
Survivors include his wife, Martiel Barnett; a son, Jerry Mac Barnett and wife Margaret; son-in-law, Johnnie Bolin; a daughter, Kathy Baldwin and husband Tom; his mother-in-law, Zelma Young, all of Crossett; three sisters, Willene Stinson of Crossett, Martha Ingram of Rayville, LA, and Violet Ross of Whitehall; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the First Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Roy Craig and John Reed officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Grassi, Roger Naff, Joe Harper, Don Henson, Ben T. Carter and Jimmy Mills. Burial followed services at the Carter Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. 
Memorials may be made to the Carter Cemetery Fund, c/o Ben T. Carter, 10900 Wilkin, Bastrop, LA 71220 or to the Crossett Riding Club Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 1720, Crossett, AR 71635.

Camille Anita Paulk Bearden
Camille Anita Paulk Bearden, 55, of Crossett died Saturday, April 7, 2001. Born June 14, 1945, to Bertram and Geraldine Hall Paulk, she was a homemaker and loved to paint, draw and read.
Survivors include a son, William Cody Bearden; a daughter, Summer Bearden, both of Crossett; three sisters, Katie Willacker of Merced, CA, Diana Peacock of Monticello, and Denise Paulk of Humble, TX.
Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m Tuesday, April 10, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers were to be Steve Kannard, Will Kannard, Josh Kelley, Jason Akers, Kenny Duncan, Rusty McGaughan, Donnie McCaughan and Deon Peacock. Burial was to follow services at the Simms Cemetery. 

Sharon Starling Cook
Sharon Starling Cook, 54, of Conroe, TX, died Friday, April 6, 2001, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 14, 1946, in Hamburg, she was preceded in death by her father, C. T. Starling; a sister, Janice D. Harris, and a brother, Michael D. Harris.
Survivors include her husband, R. C. Cook, Sr.; a daughter, Teresa J. Cody; a son, Troy Dale Lohr; her mother, Janet, and stepfather Winfred Harris; grandchildren Rodney Cody, Codi Carr, Taylor Lohr, and Jazmine Lohr, all of Conroe, and Todd Lohr of Tomball, TX; two brothers, Charles and wife Sandy Starling of Dayton, TX and Kirk Starling; four sisters, Peggy and husband Harry Moyer and Christal Smith of Hamburg, Yvette Ostolasa of Emmett , Idaho, and Retta Murphy of Louisiana; a stepsister, Dianna and husband Bill Cannan of Huntsville, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Monday, April 9, in the Cashner Colonial Chapel in Conroe with Rev. Mark Stoval officiating.

Carl Barry Dintelman
Carl Barry Dintelman, 53, of Stuttgart died Thursday, April 4, 20001, at the Stuttgart hospital. Born July 14, 1947, in Pine Bluff, he was retired from the U. S. Army after serving in the Vietnam era and was a member of the Stuttgart First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Jim Dintelman of Hamburg and George Dintelman of Stuttgart.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Lone Tree Cemetery with Rev. George Williams officiating and arrangements by Turpin Funeral Home of Stuttgart.
The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Stuttgart.

Mr. James Hershell "Boogie" Harris
Mr. James Hershell "Boogie" Harris, 56, of Bastrop, LA died Monday, April 2, 2001. at the Hill View Nursing Home in Bastrop. A native and former resident of Jones, LA, and a resident of Bastrop for the past 20 years, he attended the Pine Grove Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father, Berry Harris, and three brothers, Calvin, Lee & Hersey Harris.
He is survived by his mother, Robbie Cole Harris of Bastrop; four brothers, Ernest and Pete Harris of Seminole, TX, and G.W. and Royce Harris of Bastrop; three sisters, Marie Moore, Jewel Ruth & Betty Sue Middlebrooks of Bastrop and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, at the Pine Grove Church of God with Rev. Bobby O'Fallon officiating. Nephews were  pallbearers. Interment followed services at the  Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Pine Grove Church of God, c/o Mrs. Mary Harris, 410 Middlebrooks, Bastrop, LA 71220.

Adrian Paskel
Adrian Paskel, 34, of Alexandria, LA, formerly of Hamburg, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in Alexandria. A native of Chicago, IL, he was a former electrician, a member of the Latter Rain Pentecostal Church in Alexandria, and a 1983 graduate of the George Washington Carver High School in Chicago.
Survivors include his mother, Gloria Allen of Pine Bluff; his grandmother, Carvine Paskel of Hamburg; his great-grandmother, May Bell Jenkins of Hamburg; a sister, Yolanda Cunningham of Alexandria, LA; a niece, Crystal Williams of Alexandria, LA, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with pastor Gloria Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Sammy Jenkins, Jr., Sheldon Putney, Carl Jenkins, Charles and Calvin Barnett and Chris Tatum.  Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Lucille Fleming Pruett
Lucille Fleming Pruett, 87, of Crossett, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on July 12, 1913, to William and Cora Lee Dodd, Mrs. Pruett had worked for the Ashley County Medical Center as a clerk for 15 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Fleming.
Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Hooks and Evelyn Kelley, both of Crossett; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Don Ward and Randy Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were Frank Dodd, D.C. Dodd, Danny Dodd, Brian Pruett, Scott Pruett, and Jerry Roland Dodd. Interment followed services at Lakewood Cemetery (Old Crossett Cemetery).

Miss Eloise Richardson
Miss Eloise Richardson, 74, of Portland, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Parkdale and a resident of Portland for most of her life, she was a homemaker, a member of the Portland United Methodist Church, and loved life, people and children. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. D. & Maggie Kindness Richardson.
She is survived by two brothers, Jack K. Richardson of Hamburg and Earl R. Richardson of Onalaska, TX; a sister, Margaret Pennington of Austin, TX; two nieces, one nephew and several great nieces and nephews.
Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Myers officiating. Funeral services were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Virginia Lang Sasser
Virginia Lang Sasser, 86, widow of Ira L. Sasser, died on April 6, 2001. Born October 12, 1914, in Collins to  Elmer and Maude Ross Lang, Mrs. Sasser was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett. She retired after teaching for 31 years in Collins, Hamburg, Enon and Bellaire Academy in Arkansas and Springhill and Bastrop, LA.  She was preceded in death by an infant son and two brothers, Tom Lang of Pascagoula, Miss., and Frank Lang of Fallon, Nev.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Shirley Sasser of Crossett; one sister, Mary France Jasay of Little Rock; one brother and sister-in-law, Willard D. and Gennell Lang of Summerville, S.C.; three grandchildren, Carla Sasser Christian and husband Bill of Germantown, Tenn., Scott Sasser and wife Donna of Crossett and Jason Sasser of Crossett; five great-granddaughters, Danielle, Meredith and Kaitlin Christian, and Carli and Sadie Sasser.
Grave-side funeral services were at 11 a.m.  Monday, April 9,  at the Collins Cemetery in Collins,  with Dr. David Newberry and Rev. Randy Maxwell officiating. Pallbearers were Carey Philley, Ed Dumas, Bud Bulloch, Ted Carmichael, Jr., Bob Kizer and Bobby Owens, At 1 p.m., the family conducted a memorial service at the Collins Baptist Church. Arrangements under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Preston Simmons
Preston Simmons, 87, of Scott, formerly of Dermott, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001. He was born January 22, 1914, in Coatopa, AL. 
Survivors are his wife of 66 years, Callie Wiliford Simmons of Scott; six sons, Henry Simmons of Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis and wife Pearlie Simmons of Grenada, MS, William "Willie" Simmons, of Crossett, Douglas and wife Ferry Simmons of Little Rock, Alvin Simmons of Scott,  and Bobby and wife Linda Simmons of Atlanta, GA; five daughters, Joella and husband Elmer Johnson, and Effie and husband Robert Danzy of Crossett, Ida and husband Roosevelt Rogers of Little Rock, Lecester and husband George Brown of Coatopa, Ala., Evelyn and husband Sie Moore of Scott; one brother, Burt and wife Hannah Simmons of Dermott, Ark.; two sisters, Carrie Carter of Coatopa, Ala., and Juanitha and husband Warren Pearson of Phoenix, Ariz., 60 grandchildren and host of great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Greater Second Baptist Church, 5800 Geyer Springs, Little Rock. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Friday at Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rest-in-Peace.

Larlue Smith-Stokes
Larlue Smith-Stokes, 85, of Wilmot died Monday, April 2, 2001, at the St. Vincent's Medical Center in Little Rock. A lifelong resident of Wilmot, she was a retired cook for Place Nursing Home. A member of the John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church, she was an usher at the church for over 50 years, currently serving as president, and she was a member of Class #2.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Stokes, Sr.; her son, Arthur Stokes, Jr.; her parents, Ed and Vessie Young Smith; two sisters, Lucy Dale Smith-Tolston and Arizona Smith; and a brother, James Lasker.
Survivors include five sons, Cloman and wife Della Stokes and Levert and wife Connie Stokes of Wilmot, Sterling and wife Sandra Stokes of Inglewood, CA, Willie Stokes of Fontana, CA, and Lee Stokes of Sherman Oaks, CA: a daughter, Vessie and husband Leroy Harris of Wilmot; a favorite cousin, Henry Parker of Wilmot; 18 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in the John Wesley A. M. E. Zion Church with Rev. James A. Vault officiating. Pallbearers were Calvin Brown, Curtis Hillard, William Jackson, Cleveland Parker, Charles Raino and DeWayne Watts. Honorary pallbearers were sons and grandsons. Burial followed services at the Second Baptist Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Karlida Kenyotta Thornton
Karlida Kenyotta Thornton, 29, of Crossett died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Los Angeles, CA, and a Crossett resident for the past 20 years, she was employed at Brookshire's and was a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. A 1989 graduate of Crossett High School, she was preceded in death by her mother, Darlene Smith.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Thornton; two sons, Demarcus Bridges and Devin Adams of Crossett; her father, Woodrow Wilson Dent of Los Angeles, CA: and three sisters, Shante Morris of Crossett, Kenyatta Dent of San Bernardino, CA, and Cynthia Dent of Hawaii. 
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Pallbearers were Gerald Brown, Vaughn Smith, Bobby McDaniel, Gordon Kidd, Cannon Foster, Curtis Boston, Jr., Johnny Mack Brown and Ronnie Smith. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Crossett High Class of 1989.
Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Opal Perry Barner
Opal Perry Barner, 76, of Crossett died Monday, March 26, 2001, at her home. Born August 27, 1924, in Atlanta, AR, to Hershel N. and Addie Carson Perry, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett where she was active in the Willie Spivey Sunday School Class. Before moving to Crossett, she taught and was involved in several businesses with her husband, the late Roland Ashley "Ash" Barner. When they moved to Crossett, she and her husband operated Barner and Sons Trucking Company and the Wagon Wheel Caf‚. She enjoyed flower gardening and was an avid sports fan, especially following the Atlanta Braves.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patsy Ruth and Jody Haney of Crossett; a granddaughter, Erin Elizabeth Haney of Crossett; and three sisters, Pauline Porter of Edgemont, and Clara Vansickle and Mary Cheatham of Victoria, TX.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were Bob Rush, Bob Biggers, James Herbert Burchfield, Jim Brooks, Ben Johnson and Johnny Craig. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or to Kaleidoscope of Caring, c/o Hospice Home Care, Inc., 1501 North University Ave., Prospect Building, Suite 330, Little Rock, AR 72207.

Lucille Futhey Laiche
Lucille Futhey Laiche, 91, a life-long resident of Crossett, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at the St. Francis Medical Center. Born November 8, 1909, to Eugene Augusta and Nannie Leona Hathaway Futhey in Hamburg, she retired after 34 years as a secretary for Crossett Forestry, a division of Georgia Pacific, and she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett.
Survivors include her husband, Roland Joseph Laiche of Crossett; a special niece who made her home with them and they considered a daughter, Nona Maxcy Jordan and husband Don of West Monroe, LA; a grandson, Damon and wife Sondra Jordan of Shreveport, LA; a granddaughter, Lisa Payton and husband Richard of West Monroe; two great-grandsons, Zachary Jordan and Colton Payton; two great-granddaughters, Victoria Jordan and Jordan Payton; two nieces, a nephew, and several grand-nieces and nephews and many loving friends.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Jimmie Lewis officiating. Pallbearers were Eugene Burnett, Walter Carpenter, Billy Jack Ragland, Bobby Brooks, Rusty McCaughan, Doogie Darling and Bruce Martar. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Wayne Yarbrough, Walter White, Ashley Williams and Carroll Haisty. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park. 

Mr. J. P. (John) Malloy
Mr. J. P. (John) Malloy, 79, of Ogden, Utah, formally of Fountain Hill, died Tuesday, March 27, in Ogden. Mr. Malloy was a native of Fountain Hill and a resident of Ogden since 1945. After going to Fountain Hill School, Mr. Malloy served in the C.C. Camp for two years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Air-Sea Rescue Unit in the South Pacific Flying P.B. Catalinas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann Malloy; his parents, Roy C. & Violet Malloy and two brothers, Lester & G.W. Malloy.
He is survived by a son, Dan; a step-son, Kelly; three daughters, Susan, Patricia & Michelle; three brothers, Alvin Malloy of North Little Rock, Carnell Malloy of Crossett and Preston Malloy of Hamburg; two sisters, June Evans and Joyce Ann Johnson of Hamburg; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Grave-side funeral services are 11 a.m., Friday, March 30, 2001 at the Aultorest Memorial Park Cemetery in Ogden, Utah. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Ogden, Utah.

Mr. Charles J. Martin
Mr. Charles J. Martin, 73, of Hamburg died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Gillett,  a resident of Hamburg for the past 34 years and a former resident of Parkdale, and Ashfork, AZ, he retired from P. E. Barnes pallet mill in 1982 and was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula V. Martin in 1999; a son, Jimmy Don Martin,  in 1958; a daughter, Penny Louise Martin in 1966; his parents, Nathaniel Thomas & Rebecca Pope Martin; four brothers, Thomas Martin, Jr., Frank, Wilburn & Earl Martin; two sisters, Pearl Martin & Lucille Askew.
He is survived by three sons, Thomas Martin of Hamburg, Charles Wilburn Martin of Parkdale and Mike Martin of Hamburg; two daughters, Diane Thomas of Hamburg and Myrtle Carter of Crossett; two sisters, Sue Cossey of Hamburg and Marie Roark of Peru, IN; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services are set for 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Charles Pullin &  E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers are to be Dewayne Collier, Butch Zaunbrecher, Bruce King, Chris Johnston, Johnny Barrett, Carrol Parker, Frank Edward Ricks and Andy Tanksley. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Interment will be in the Bell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bell Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Jack McManus, PO Box 114, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Mrs. Maurine Weeks McDaniel
Mrs. Maurine Weeks McDaniel, 87, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mrs. McDaniel was a native of Houston, MS; a resident of Hamburg since 1949 and a former resident of Round Lake, MS. She was a homemaker and a member of the Nazarene Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey McDaniel in 1999; a daughter, Doris Daugherty; a son, Harold McDaniel; her parents, John G. & Mattie Spurell Weeks; three brothers and a sister.
She is survived by two daughters, Mae Daughtery and  husband Ben of West Monroe, LA and Pat Sled and  husband Charles of Malvern; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 10 a.m., Friday, March 30, 2001 at the Promise Land Cemetery with Rev. Charles Pullin officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Austin Dakota Smith
Austin Dakota Smith, three month old infant son of Allen Lamar Smith and Christie Ann Anderson of Lake Village, died Thursday, March 29, 2001. Other survivors are a sister, Destiny Smith of Lake Village; paternal grandmother Teresa Hayden of Monticello; paternal great-grandparents Cindy Booker of Monticello and Clois and Bessie Smith of Hermitage; maternal grandparents Judy and Randy Bussel of Lake Village; and paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mattie Fuller of Portland.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in the Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church with Bros. Phillip Payne and Billy Clark officiating. Burial followed at the Oak Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

Juanita Cokley Wells
Juanita Cokley Wells, 72, of Jerome died Monday, March 26, 2001, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village A retired store owner and member of the Jerome Baptist Church, she was born December 13, 1928, in Montrose to the late Elbert and Lura Pamplin Hawkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Cokley.
Survivors include a son, Ernie Cokley of Fanett, TX; a daughter, Beverly Cokley of Dermott; three grandchildren, Jennifer Hill, Jim Cokley and Lesli Cokley; and two great-grandsons, Max and James Hill.
Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Dermott Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Selby officiating. Arrangements were by Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.


 


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