Mr. Frank H. Pearson
Mr. Frank H. Pearson, 88, of Hamburg died Thursday, August 16, 2001,
at his residence. A native of Ashley County and a resident of the Shiloh
community north of Hamburg for the past 65 years, he was a retired farmer
and a produce manager for Footes Grocery Store in Hamburg and the Piggly
Wiggly Grocery Store in Crossett for many years. A member of the Fountain
Hill Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Mae Downey
Pearson, in 1996; his parents, William & Mary Berry Pearson; four brothers,
Billy, Jimmy, Marvin & Byron Pearson; and three sisters, Bobbie Tilton,
Mamie Lynn & Myron Pearson.
He is survived by a son, Frank Douglas Pearson of Searcy; two daughters,
Arline Lloyd and Mary Carolyn Stanley and husband Roma of Hamburg; two
brothers, John B. Pearson and wife Maxine of Crossett and Jack Pearson
and wife Johnnie of Houston, TX; two sisters, Frances Lynn of Houston,
TX and Jane Richards of Houma, LA; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 18, in the Shiloh
Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Hershell Kelley, Bobby Hales, Shelby Scott,
Noel Dean McGilton, Jimmy Jones & Jimmy Meeks. Interment followed services
at the Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of
Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery Association,
c/o Mr. V.W. Cason, 213 Ashley Road 482, Fountain Hill, AR 71642.
James William Pennington
James William Pennington, 73, of Benton, formerly of Crossett, died
Friday, August 17, 2001, at the Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. Born
March 27, 1928, to Roy James and Hattie Mae Steelman Pennington in Holly
Springs, he was an Air Force veteran, was retired from International Paper
Company in Pine Bluff and was a member of the Oak Grove Missionary
Baptist Church in Benton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Laverne
Survivors include three sons, James Downey Pennington of Sheridan,
Michael Pennington of Fayetteville and Billy Pennington of Little Rock;
one daughter, Lynette Gracie of Fayetteville; two sisters, Winnie McCann
of Benton and Neva Thomas of Crossett; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Monday, August 20, at the Hickory
Grove Cemetery with Bro. Paul Payne officiating. Arrangements were by Jones
Funeral Home of Crossett.
Eula Mae Robinson
Eula Mae Robinson, 72, of Crossett died Friday, August 17, 2001, at
the Medical Center of South Arkansas. A lifelong resident of Crossett,
she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Leon Robinson, Sr., her parents, Mitchell and
Izora Childress Green; and three brothers, Michael C., Willie Lee and Willie
Jr. "Pony" Green.
Survivors include five sons, Leon Robinson, Jr., Carl Edward and Ricky
Todd Robinson of Crossett, Terry Charles Robinson of Los Angeles, CA, and
Darryl Raye Robinson of Sacramento, CA; four daughters, Angelia Tucker
of Crossett, Hazel Robinson of Los Angeles, CA, and Sheila Williams and
Ramona Robinson of Berkeley, CA; one brother, Grady Dawson of Grand Rapids,
MI; two sisters, Ruby Phifer and Mary Cason of Crossett; 15 grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, August 24, at 1 p.m.
in the Fudge Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Radford, Sr., officiating.
Burial will follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell
Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Rev. Travis V. Simpson
Rev. Travis V. Simpson, 84, of Crossett died Tuesday, August 14, 2001,
at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Crossett, he
was retired from the Crossett sawmill and was a member of the Quinn Chapel
A. M. E. Church. Rev. Simpson served as pastor for 55 years in 16 churches
including Gates Chapel, Green Grove in Portland, St. Peter's in Lake Village,
Mount Pleasant in Monticello and St. James in Warren. He acted as secretary
of the South Arkansas Conference for over 40 years and was chairman of
the Southeast Arkansas Community Action Agency. He was preceded in death
by a daughter, Travestine Simpson; his parents, Rafe and Ardella Warren
Simpson; and seven brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Georgia Simpson; one son, Raymond
Simpson of Grady; one daughter, Emma Hornton of Houston, TX; one brother,
George Simpson of Oakland, CA; two sisters, Margie Luster and Alverna Thomas
of Oakland, CA; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, in the Gates
Chapel A. M. E. Church with Presiding Elder J. R. Hooper officiating. Pallbearers
were Revs. Nolan Watson, Ken Broughtan, Jessie Washington, Gwain Hammock,
Charles Lovett and Bro. Larry Strong. Honorary pallbearers were Robert
Duckworth, Sr., Leandrus Simpson, Rev. Danny Franklin, Billy Simpson and
other A. M. E. ministers.
Burial followed services at the Quinn Cemetery, directed by Cromwell
Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Mrs. Fannie Lagrone Black
Mrs. Fannie Lagrone Black, 97, of the Jennie community near Lake Village
died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at her home. Born February 6, 1904, at
Long Prairie in Ashley County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Bunyon
Lagrone and Della Scott Lagrone. She was the widow of Harvey Gurtman Black,
a homemaker and a member of the Jennie Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, David Zeke Black and Harvey G. Black of
Lake Village; two daughters, Lois Adamson of Edmond, OK, and Patsy Black
of Lake Village; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, August 13, in the Jennie Baptist
Church with Rev. Marvin Fuller officiating. Burial followed services at
the Lake Village Cemetery, directed by Bishop Funeral Home.
John Larrison was born in Wilmot on Nov. 18, 1918, and died July 27,
2001, in Costa Mesa, CA. He graduated from the
University of Arkansas with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1939
and was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Mechanical Engineers in 1989.
He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
While working for General Electric Co. in New York,
he was involved in the infancy of the semiconductor industry. He later
moved to Hughes Aircraft in California to develop the first machine to
mass produce semiconductors. John Larrison joined Orthodyne Electronics
in 1972, where he designed a bonding machine which simultaneously bonds
numerous microscopic wires. This equipment is used in the manufacture of
automobiles throughout all of Europe and the United States. It is also
used extensively in the communication industry.
Larrison was the holder of six patents. He was an avid golfer and dedicated
He is survived by his wife, Pearl; two children and their families,
Mary Jane and Daniel Sola of Costa Mesa, CA, and John and Kay Larrison
of Huntsville, Utah. He has three grandchildren, Lauren Sola of Costa Mesa
and Darcy and Matt Larrison of Huntsville, Utah. He is also survived by
his brother, Clifford Larrison of Wilmot and Greenville, Miss. He was preceded
in death by his parents, C.E. and Jimmie Curtis Larrison of Wilmot and
his sister, Mary Henry of California. Memorials may be made to the American
Jefferson Austin Maddox
Jefferson Austin Maddox, an active member of the Gilroy Church of Christ
and founder of the Hollister, California, congregation, died July 25' 2001,
in Bastrop, Louisiana. He was 85.
Mr. Maddox was born in Arkansas, served as a second lieutenant in the
77th Infantry Division of the Army During WWII, then settled near Santa
Cruz, California, to work with the Soil Conservation Service. In
1955 he moved to Hollister, where he lived until 1992 when he married Mary
Louise Johnson and moved to Crossett. He retired in the early 1970's
after having worked in USDA Soil Conservation offices in San Benito, Santa
Clara, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties in California.
Mr. Maddox was preceded in death by his three wives: Florence Margaret
Neil Maddox, Elizabeth Bette Long Hardison Maddox, and Mary Louise Reid
Survivors include children Bruce Austin Maddox of South San Francisco,
California, and Eugene Denis Maddox of Maryland.
The funeral was August 7 at Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home, Hollister,
California, followed by interment at the IOOF Cemetery. Memorials
may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of the American Diabetes Association.
Addie Kelley McArthur
Addie Kelley McArthur, 95, of Crossett died Friday, August 10, 2001,
at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on December 17, 1905, in the
Promise Land community to J. J. and Nannie Higginbotham Kelley, she joined
the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church in August, 1916, and was baptized
in Berry Lake by Rev. T. G. Morgan. A homemaker and member of the Mount
Olive Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers,
one sister, and her husband, John Ellis McArthur.
Survivors include two sons, John E. McArthur, Jr., of Fresno, CA, and
Walter McArthur of Hamburg; two daughters, Nancy Harris and Linda Haygood
of Crossett; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, in the Jones Funeral
Home chapel in Crossett with J. W. Harris officiating. Pallbearers were
Steve, John and Michael Haygood, Kelley McArthur, Paul Harris and Gary
Gallaway. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery.
Jimmy Ree Warren
Jimmy Ree Warren, 82, of Crossett died Thursday, August 9, 2001, at
the Leisure Lodge nursing home in Crossett. A native of Marion, LA, but
a Crossett resident for the past eight years, he was retired as a laborer
at the Huttig plywood mill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Williams
and Florence Everett Warren; three brothers, Vasco Warren, Joe Ollie Benford
and Lesley Scott; and two sisters, Lorene Jackson and Briddie Starling.
Survivors include a brother, Minor Warren of Pontiac, MI; sisters Gladest
Wimberly of Crossett, Dallas Bohannon of Milwaukee, WI , Carrie Slade of
Lake Village, Jerene Jackson of Los Vegas, NV, and Elsie Campbell of Oakland,
CA, and a special niece Tunicia "Muffy" Williams of Crossett.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, in the Cromwell
Funeral Home chapel with Rev. O. T. Carlock officiating. Burial will follow
services at the Springhill Cemetery in Strong.
Mrs. Pearl E. Burks
Mrs. Pearl E. Burks, 99, of Hamburg died Monday, July 30, 2001, at
the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Banks, Georgia,
and a resident of Hamburg for the past 12 years, she was a homemaker and
a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness Church. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Eddie Burks, a son, two daughters, her parents,
Generah & Nora Strickland Hopkins; a brother and a sister.
She is survived by a daughter, Anna Watkins of Hamburg; two grandsons,
Larry Cooper of Peoria, IL, and Willie L. Watkins of Albuquerque, NM. and
a granddaughter, Flossie Watkins of Hamburg.
Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 1 p.m. Thursday,
August 2, at the Johnson Cemetery with Pastor Mary Arnold officiating.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of
Darlene Rice, 58, of Monticello, died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at her
home. She was born May 3, 1943, in Monticello to the late Harold Dean and
Marie Free Piper. A a sales clerk at Barton's Lumber Company and a member
of the Assembly of God, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Delburt
Jackson, and one granddaughter, Cindy Hawkins Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Johnny Rice and Bobby Rice, both of Monticello;
two daughters, Julie Kinnaird of Fountain Hill and Renee Ferrell of Johnsville;
four brothers, Ronnie Piper and Johnny Piper, both of Monticello, and Donnie
Piper and William Piper, both of Rogers; two sisters, Margaret Nealey of
Pine Bluff and Brenda Walker of Monticello; thirteen grandchildren, seven
great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held July 3 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with
the Revs. Terry Newman and R.V. White officiating. Burial was at Green
Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.
Pallbearers were Chuck Karnes, Brett Burton, Larry Fisackerly, David Forrest,
Clarence Wells and Kenny Loveless.
Mrs. Paula Selby
Mrs. Paula Selby, 48, of Montrose, died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at
the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native of Ashley County
and a resident of Montrose most of her life, she was a member of the Montrose
Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Tiner Selby
in 1971; a brother, Charles Michael Selby, and her grandparents, John Herbert
& Mary Lucy Ann Selby, Paul & Mary Tiner.
She is survived by a daughter, Christy Ward of Walden, CO; her father,
Leon Selby of Montrose; two brothers, Freddy Selby of Lake Village and
Brian Selby of Colorado Springs, CO; a sister, Brittney Selby of Montrose;
two grandsons, Jonathon & Matthew Scucchi and a host of family &
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, in the
Montrose Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Selby & Rev. Larry Donaldson
officiating. Pallbearers were to be Thad, Michael, Scott & Brian
Selby, Jody Moreau and Jimmy Ward. Interment will be in the Snyder Cemetery
under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Mrs. Wanda Rice Stanley
Mrs. Wanda Rice Stanley, 43, of Hamburg died Saturday, August 4, 2001,
at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of the Milo community
outside of Hamburg, she graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1976,
the Crossett Beauty School and the Great Rivers Vo Tech School in McGehee.
She was a beautician and a member of the Mount Pleasant Freewill Baptist
She is survived by her husband, Mark Stanley; a daughter, Farrah Lansdale
Sawyer; her parents, Weldon & Virginia Meeks Rice; a brother, Danny
Wade Rice, all of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Harley & Bryce Sawyer
and two nieces.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, August 6, in the Mount Pleasant
Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff King officiating. Pallbearers were
Timmy Craig, Michael Stanley, Tony Moffatt, Ricky Hawkins, Brian Craig,
Jackie Davis, Jay McClain & David Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers
were Randy Griffith and Lamar Vestal. Interment followed service at the
Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials
may be made to the Egypt Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. John Laing, 272
Ashley Road 454, Hamburg, AR 71646.
James Leland Estelle
James Leland Estelle, 79, a lifelong resident of Crossett, died Friday,
July 27, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born June 14, 1922,
in Crossett to James Howard and Helen McDougald Estelle, he retired as
a particle board supervisor at Georgia-Pacific Corp. He was an Air Force
veteran of World War II and a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and after retiring, became involved
with woodworking. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters,
Marie Garrett and Merle Kemp, and a grandson, Paul Adcock.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Estelle of Crossett; five daughters,
Marianne Little of Fort Smith, Jeanie Binns of Houston, TX, and Helen Outlaw,
Jimmie Smith and Rose Kinard, all of Crossett; one brother, Dr. John Wayne
Estelle of Salem, OR; a sister, Mary Ruth Lupa of Two Harbors, MN; nine
grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, in the Mount Olive
Baptist church with Revs. Randy Maxwell and Steven Carroll officiating.
Pallbearers were Billy Binns, Don Little, David Smith, David Kinard, Brian
Little, Chad Little, Michael Shaw, and Todd Shaw.
Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones
Funeral Home of Crossett.
Charles C. Hanson
Charles C. Hanson, 91, of El Paso, TX, died Saturday, July 14, 2001.
Born in Berea to Dr. Charles and Laura Jo Hanson on October 23, 1909, he
graduated from Arkansas A&M College in 1935.
After graduation, he became a teacher and principal at McGehee
High School. During World War II, his National Guard unit, the 206th CAAA
was inducted into the U. S. Army in 1941 and was ordered to Dutch Harbor,
Alaska. Highlights of his career included induction into the regular U.
S. Army in 1947, attending the Canadian Army Staff College in Kingston,
Ontario, and attending the Command and General Staff College in Fort
Leavenworth, Kansas. He achieved the rank of colonel and retired from the
Army in 1960. In 1963, he moved to El Paso, TX, and taught chemistry at
Bel Air High School for 12 years, retiring from teaching in 1975.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian J. Hanson; a daughter,
Patricia C. Hanson; and two sisters, Mary Mildred Elizabeth Scott and Willie
Survivors include his son, Charles C. Hanson, Jr., and wife Grace;
four grandchildren, Celina M. Hanson, Chrystal L. Hanson, Carrie Catharine
Gray, Charles H. Smith and wife Maria, and eight great-grandchildren, Brad
Gray, Tara L. Gray, Chad E. Gray, Jessica L. Gray, Kevin C. Smith, Clayton
C. Smith, Kenneth D. Smith and Raven G. Hanson.
Grave-side services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, at the Fort
Bliss National Cemetery with arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina.
Mr. Jose Huante
Mr. Jose Huante, 20, of Hamburg died Friday, July 27, 2001, at the
Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Las Canoas Mpia de
Zacupa Michoacan, Mexico, he had lived in Hamburg since 1980. A 1998 honor
graduate of Hamburg High School, he was employed at Georgia-Pacific's plywood
mill in Crossett. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Survivors include his parents, Herminio and Celia Torres de Huante
of Hamburg; two brothers, Cesar and Edgar Huante; and a sister, Guadalupe
Herrera, all of Hamburg.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, July 30, in the chapel of Jones
Funeral Home in Hamburg with Father Chet Artysiewicz officiating. Pallbearers
were Rigo Perez, Alfredo and Fernando Mondragon, Ignacio Herrera, Rogelio
Palmerin and Roy Barajas. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.
Mr. Marshall D. Williams
Mr. Marshall D. Williams, 52, of Parkdale, died Sunday, July 29, 2001,
at his sister's residence in El Dorado. Mr. Williams was a native of Dewitt;
a resident of Parkdale for most of his life and a resident of El Dorado
for the past three years. A retired truck driver and a Baptist, he was
preceded in death by his father, Hubert Marshall Williams, and a brother,
He is survived by his mother & step-father, Elizabeth & Albert
Rand of Parkdale, a brother, Philip Williams of Redfield; three sisters,
Pat Hall of Pine Bluff; Cathy Strother of Wilmot and Robbie Molnaird and
husband Allen of El Dorado; a step-brother, Steve Rand of Warren; eight
nieces and nephews and one great-nephew.
Grave-side services and interment were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday,
July 31, in the Parkdale Cemetery with Stanton Veazey officiating.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of
Eddie Webster Franklin
Eddie Webster Franklin, age 58, of Crossett, died Friday, July 20,
2001, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock as a result of an industrial
accident at Georgia-Pacific. He was born on October 9, 1942, to Cody Turner
and Maxine Birmingham Franklin in Magnolia. Mr. Franklin worked 37 years
for Georgia-Pacific as a general mechanic. He was a Navy veteran for four
years, having served on two aircraft carriers, the USS Lexington and the
USS Saratoga. Mr. Franklin was a member of the First Baptist Church and
loved baseball, softball and cars.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mickey Franklin of Crossett;
two daughters, Dianne White and husband Paul of Monroe, LA, and Laura Creach
and husband Johnny of Crossett; one sister, Cody Jane Burchfield and husband
Larry of Ashdown; two grandchildren, Chris and Kasey White of Monroe; his
step-father, Jett Aubrey of Magnolia and a brother, Grady Mike Franklin
of Texarkana; a niece, Jodi Burchfield; a nephew, Brad Burchfield; and
two great-nieces, Abby and Aubrey Burchfield, all of Ashdown.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25,
at First Baptist Church with Bro. Roy Craig and Dr. William Henry officiating.
Interment will follow at Bell Cemetery in Wilmot under the direction of
Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Honorary pallbearers will be the old utilities crew and all G.P. employees.
Garland Maurice Hankins, Ph.D.
Garland Maurice Hankins, Ph.D., 54, of Crossett died Wednesday, July
11, 2001, at the Beverly Health Care of Crossett. He was a native of Crossett,
a music educator, and a member of the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church.
He was a 1964 honor graduate of T. W. Daniels High School and received
a bachelor's degree in music from Tennessee A&I State University in
Nashville. He received a master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University
of Illinois at Champaign. A former principal of the East St. Louis High
School and a former pianist for Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church, he was preceded
in death by his father, Rozell Hawkins, in 1983.
Survivors include three daughters, Carmesia Rogers of Dallas, TX, and
G'Ahynne & Kelli Hawkins of St. Louis; his mother, Reba Hawkins of
Crossett; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, in the Gates Chapel
A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were
Odell Lawson, Eugene Streeter, C. T. Foster, Herman Newton, Tony Tatum
and Curtis Boston, Jr.
Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell
Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Marvin Edward Henslee
Marvin Edward Henslee, 60, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at his
home in Hamburg. Mr. Henslee was a native of Ashley County, retired from
G-P Plywood Mill, and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Dorothy Ann Barnett Henslee, and his father, L.C.
He is survived by a companion, Violet Pickle of Hamburg; three sons,
Marvin L.C. and Keith Edward Henslee of Hamburg and Marshall Wayne Henslee
of Crossett; two step-sons, James Allen and Ricky Lemley of Crossett; one
daughter, Barbara Lea White of Crossett; one step-daughter, Kathy Tucker
of Hamburg; his mother, Willa Dean Henslee of Hamburg; one brother, Udell
Henslee of Hamburg; two sisters, Mattie Cunningham of Hamburg and Linda
Harris of Springfield; eleven grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Lane Amos and Roy Craig officiating. Visitation
was Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Pallbearers were Rufus McClain, Herb Parker, Dane
Cunningham, Darrle Henslee, and Paul Sawyer. Honorary pallbearers were
Kenneth Bolin, Nimrod Bolin and Rodney Pennington. Interment was in the
Beulah L. Welch
Beulah L. Welch, 91, of Crossett died Thursday, July 19, 2001, in Shreveport,
LA. Born November 12, 1909, to Homer G. and Clara C. Hixon Landers in Hermanville,
LA, she was a homemaker, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and
a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her
husband, W. C. Welch; a son, David C. Welch; a daughter, Sue Welch Thomas;
and three brothers, Jessie, Alvin and Carl Landers.
Survivors include five grandchildren, Scott and Ken Thomas of Shreveport,
LA, Wendy Welch Kennedy of Tuscaloosa, AL, Celia Welch Morrison of Collierville,
TN, and David C. Welch, Jr., of Opelika, AL; a sister, Virginia Parks of
Homer, LA; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, in the Jones Funeral
Home chapel in Crossett with Dr. William Henry officiating. Pallbearers
were Tom Landers, Buddy Thomas, Scott McCormick, Richard Brown, Carl Morrison
and Todd Kennedy. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Crossett or to
the Paul Sullins Library.
Mrs. Bertie Blaine White
Mrs. Bertie Blaine White, 97, of Minden, LA, died Saturday, July 21,
2001, at the Town and Country Nursing Center in Minden, LA. Mrs. White
was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Minden since 1994 and a former
resident of Pine Bluff, Crossett and Hamburg. She was a homemaker and a
member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. She was preceded in
death by her husbands, Jeff Blaine & Burl White; a son, Owen Blaine
and two infant sons; a grandson, J. W. Holland; her parents, Robert &
Fannie Hester Doss; six brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Marcelle Holland of Pine Bluff and
Bobbie Chapman Fuller and husband Larry of Minden, LA; one grandson,
Royce Blaine Chapman; three granddaughters, Patricia Holland, Janice Johns
and Rhonda Chapman; three great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters and
a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, in
the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. James Craine &
Rev. Gerald Evans officiating. Pallbearers were to be Royce Chapman, Brandon
Chapman, George Johns, R. B. Doss, Ralph Holland and Ralph Doss. Interment
was to follow services at the Unity Cemetery. Memorials may be made
to the Unity Cemetery, c/o Mr. Ray Lochala, 190 Ray Lochala Road, Crossett,
Susie Mae Willis
Susie Mae Willis, 84, of Crossett died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at
the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born October 3, 1916, to Joseph M. and Annie
Octavia Copeland Simpson Shirfield in Hamburg, she was a member of the
Order of the Eastern Star and the Magnolia Baptist Church of Crossett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin B. Willis, and a daughter,
Edith Mae Craig.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin Wayne Willis of Crossett and Buford
Joe Willis of Texarkana,; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, in the Magnolia
Baptist Church. Pallbearers were to be John Rader, James Harris, Paul Burchfield,
Keith Keen, Harold Bonnette and Ed White. Burial was to follow services
at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Opal Mattie Barton
Opal Mattie Barton, 78, of Crossett, died Wednesday, July 11,
2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 20, 1923, to William
Tebie and Mary Myrtis Snell Moore, she was a homemaker and a member of
Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cephas
Barton, and a daughter, Pat Yancey.
Survivors include one son, Charles "C.C." Barton of Monroe, LA; one
daughter, Charlene Martin of Crossett; two sisters, Willie Mae Reynolds
of Bastrop, LA, and Claudia Wilkerson of Crossett; nine grandchildren,
Keith Martin, Jamie Martin, Terry Martin, Kayla Minor, Shannon Williamson,
Jeff Yancey, Dr. Charles Barton, Stacey Church, Cristie Barton; fourteen
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2001, in the North
Crossett First Baptist Church with Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers
were Gerry Martin, Joey Williamson, Jeff Yancey, Dr. Charles Barton, Kim
Minor, James Martin III, Caleb Martin and Darrell Jones. Honorary pallbearers
were Dr. Robert Garcia, David Sapp, Steve Yancey, Mark Bishop, Gerald Williamson
and Charles Reynolds. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under
the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Mrs. Martha Herrington
Mrs. Martha Sivils Herrington, 85, of Hamburg, died Monday, July 16,
2001. at the Mississippi Care Center in Greenville, MS. A native of Fountain
Hill, a resident of Hamburg for the past 36 years and a former resident
of Bastrop, LA, she was a retired dental assistant and a member of the
North Main Baptist Church in Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her
husbands, Louis W. Herrington in 1983 and John Elvin Sivils in 1950; her
parents, Robert & Annie Wood Locke, three brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann Morse of Greenville, MS and Pam
Herrington of Hot Springs; two sons, John Lee Sivils of Lineville, AL and
Elvin Dan Sivlis of Ruston, LA; three step-sons, Louis Herrington of Hattiesburg,
MS, Gerald Herrington of Meridian, MS and Glen Herrington of Pineville,
LA; two stepdaughters, Lea Swan of Jacksonville and Joan Hebert of Monroe,
LA; her twin sister, Marion Horton of Monticello; six grandchildren and
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 18,
in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Clyde Mitchell,
Jr. officiating. Pallbearers were to be Ralph Doss, Doyle & Fred Sivils,
Gerald & Mark Tomerlin and Billy Kelley. Interment will be in the Flat
Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials
may be made to the North Main Baptist Church, 1011 N. Main, Hamburg, AR
Mrs. Deila Mae Holcomb
Mrs. Deila Mae Holcomb, 91, of Wilmot died Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at
her residence. A native and life long resident of Wilmot, she was a homemaker
and a member of the Wilmot Baptist Church and Delta Chapter 571 of the
Eastern Star, Delta Chapter 571. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Arthur Evans Holcomb, in 1966; a son, Arthur Carlton Holcomb, in 1981;
her parents, William & Lillie Long Warren; two brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Gladys Jean Holcomb McAlister and husband
Fred Leon McAlister of Jones, LA; three granddaughters, Robin McAlister
Mangione and husband Michael of Fayetteville, Elizabeth McAlister
Monk and husband Dwayne L. of Choudrant, LA and Ashley McAlister Hurst
and husband Kevin of Jones, LA; and six great-grandchildren, Sara Elizabeth
& Hannah Leigh Monk, Cody McAllister Hurst, Evan James Hurst, Ryan
Thomas Hurst and Dominic Mangione.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, in the Wilmot Baptist
Church with Rev. Dwayne L. Monk officiating. Pallbearers were Darrell Clifton,
Danny Simms, James Crossley, Tracy Mayo, Kevin Hurst, Michael Mangione,
Leland Pruitt and Travis Warren. Interment followed services at the Dry
Bayou Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Richard John Weber
Richard John Weber, 44, of Crossett died Monday, July 2, 2001
at his residence. He was born in Canton, Ohio, on August 1, 1956, to Richard
J. and Anabella Engle Weber.
He is survived by his wife, Helene Weber of Crossett; his mother, Anabella
Weber; three sisters, Gretchen Haren, Kate Sponseller and Kirsten Boswell;
three brothers, John Weber, Marling Weber and Mark Weber, all of Ohio;
and one stepson, Chance Word.
A Memorial Mass of Resurrection was held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, July
6, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral
Home of Crossett.
Bettie Jane Wesley
Bettie Jane Wesley, 58 of Little Rock, who was born April 19, 1943,
to Inezer Wesley Sanders and Jessie L. Woodson in Eudora, departed her
life at UAMS in Little Rock, Tuesday, July 10, 2001. Mrs. Wesley was baptized
at age ten on August 15, 1953, by the late Rev. E.D. Handie at Zion Chapel
Baptist Church. She later joined Independence Full Gospel Church where
she served as church pianist and remained a faithful member until her death.
Mrs. Wesley was a 1961 graduate of East Side High School of Eudora
and a 1965 graduate of Philander Smith College, Little Rock. She was a
mentor to six siblings that followed in her footsteps and attended/graduated
from Philander Smith College.
An accomplished pianist since age twelve, Bettie was the pianist for
the Zion Chapel Sunday School; Sister Pearlie Williams and the Stars of
Faith; Midway Baptist Church, Old Shiloh; St. Paul, Eudora, and St. Paul,
Green Ridge; Second Baptist Church, 29th and High, Little Rock; Greater
Shiloh, North Little Rock; First Baptist Church, Higgins; Faith Temple,
Little Rock; and God's House of Deliverance, Jacksonville. She also enjoyed
teaching piano to many students, both in Eudora and Little Rock.
Mrs. Wesley was formerly employed at Philander Smith College, the State
Department of Education and NPT, Inc. Her mother, Inezer Wesley Sanders;
father, Jessie L. Woodson; brothers, Jessie Jr. and Kenneth Woodson; grandparents
and niece, LaTanya Webster, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wesley is survived by two sons, Marlon D. Wesley, Little Rock,
and Kevin J. Jones, Conway; two granddaughters, Elexus and Kira Jones,
Little Rock; sisters, Vertie and husband Raymond Staples of Eudora, Johnette
and husband John Walker of Wilmot, Joyce Webster and Vaughneier and husband
William Davis, both of Little Rock, Brenda, Althea and Pamela Woodson of
Richmond, CA; brothers, Bonnie and wife Brenda Sanders and Cedric Wesley
of Little Rock, Curtiss Wesley of Sherman, TX, Terrill, Keith, Rodney and
Ralph Woodson of Richmond, CA; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services was held Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at Zion Chapel
M. Baptist Church in Eudora with Rev. Clyde Sanders, Rev. Rodrick Torrence,
and the pastor, Rev. Glen Donald officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery
under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Eudora.
Mary Jane Beck
Mary Jane Beck, 59, of Crossett died Friday, July 6, 2001, at the Jefferson
Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born July 10, 1941, to Houston T.
and Lula Charlene Hamilton Childers, she was a homemaker, a member of the
Second Baptist Church, a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace Beck; two daughters, Karen Harrington
and Connie Jordan, all of Crossett; two sisters, Ramona Savage of Chatham,
LA, and Pat Lunsford of Crossett; a granddaughter, Jane Marie Jordan of
Crossett; and a very dear friend, Rose Surratt.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in the Jones Funeral
Home chapel in Crossett with Clay Courson and Bill Elton officiating. Pallbearers
were Curtis "Elmo" McDill, Wayne Keith, Charles Rice, John and Talbot Surratt,
Jason Savage and Tim Jordan, Burial followed services at the Crossroads
Tim S. Berry
Tim S. Berry, 77, of Crossett died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at the Ashley
County Medical Center. Born January 6, 1924, to Thomas H and Mary Ellen
Cauthen Berry in Sparkman, he was an Air Force veteran of World War II,
serving as an airplane electrical mechanic for the Thirtieth Bomber Squadron.
He was stationed in Guam during the air offensive campaign in the Western
Pacific. His decorations and citations included the World War II Victory
Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, AP Theater Ribbon
and two Bronze Service Stars. He was honorably discharged January 1, 1946,
with the rank of sergeant, but continued to serve in the reserve corps
for four more years. A member of the First Baptist Church and a retired
particle board plant superintendent, he was very active at the Crossett
Senior Citizen Center and enjoyed traveling and fishing. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Sibyl Berry; two infants sons, and two brothers,
Daniel and Gervais Berry.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie LaFoon of Crossett and Pam Glosup
of Bastrop, LA; two brothers, Thomas H. Berry of Texarkana and Gerald A.
Berry of Sutherland, VA: and four grandchildren, Jason Keen of Shreveport,
LA, and Benjamin, Wesley and Rosalind LaFoon, all of Crossett.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, in the
Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Buddy Kinney and Jerry Grant
officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Carter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Carter Cemetery Property Fund, c/o Ben
T. Carter, 10900 Wilkins Drive, Bastrop, LA 71220.
Mr. Fred E. Emory
Mr. Fred E. Emory, 89, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at his residence
in Hamburg. Mr. Emory was a native of Hamburg and a resident of Hector
for many years before moving back to Hamburg in 1987. He was a retired
forester for the U.S. Forest Service. He was an U. S. Army veteran
of World War II; a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg and a
former member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hector. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Opal Cheek Emory and his parents, Oscar & Mayme
He is survived by a brother, Bobby Emory of Hamburg; a sister, Beatrice
Locke of Crossett and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, July 6, in the First Baptist
Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating.
Pallbearers were Richie & Freddie Emory, Brian Rabb, Sam Zieman, Richard
Smith, Ronnie LaGrone & Henry Bierbaum. Honorary pallbearers were the
members of the Carl Locke Sunday School Class. Interment followed services
at 4 p.m, Friday, July 6, in the Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville
with Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Memorials may be made to the First
Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Helen Vines Toney Howie
Helen Vines Toney Howie, 83, of Crossett died Saturday, July 7, 2001,
in Monroeville, AL. Born March 11, 1918, in Ashley County, she worked as
a receptionist in the executive offices of Georgia-Pacific for many years.
A member of the First Baptist Church of Crossett, Mrs. Howie was preceded
in death by her husband, Milton Howie.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Gail Howie of
Crossett; a daughter, Betty Howie of Monroeville, AL; three grandchildren,
Cathy Howie of Monroe, LA, Cindy Craig of Crossett and David Burchell of
Sewanee, TN; and two great-grandchildren, Brad Howie and A. J. Craig.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in the Jones
Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Jimmy Lewis and Father George
Hart officiating. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Sally Marie Owens
Mrs. Sally Marie Owens, 58, of Hamburg died Saturday, July 7, 2001,
at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Chicot County
and a resident of Hamburg for the past three years, she was a homemaker
and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Owens; a
son, Forrest Daniel Sandefur in 1997, her parents, Lee & Nancy Ziggler
Trigleth; two sisters; a brother and a half-brother.
She is survived by three sons, Eric Walter Sandefur of Marion, Adrian
Keith Sandefur of Nesbit, MS, and Kayle Wade Sandefur of Marion; two brothers,
Caleb Trigleth of Lake Village and Jessie Trigleth of Eudora; two sisters,
Betty Stanley of Hamburg and Martha Ann Baker of Columbus, MI and seven
A private burial of her ashes will be held at a later date. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Sam Phillips, 65, of Crossett died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at the
Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Lacey and a resident
of Crossett for 40 years, he was a retired Georgia-Pacific forestry worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Eveleaner Martin Phillips.
Survivors include two brothers, Kelly Phillips of Clarksdale, CA, and
James Clemmon Phillips of Warren; two sisters, Margrie Franklin of Lacey
and Annie Foster of Washington, D. C.
Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, in
the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Nolan Phillips officiating.
Pallbearers were to be Ephram Franklin, Clemon Phillips, Roger Miller,
Charlie Miller, Jordan Hendrix, Leslie Phillips and John McCoy.
Burial was to follow services at the Longview Cemetery.
Dorothy Lynell Savage
Dorothy Lynell Savage, 63, of Crossett died Tuesday, July 3, 1001,
at the Ashley County Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Crossett, she
was retired from the Georgia-Pacific paper mill and was a member of the
Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Homer and Helen Warren Simpson.
Survivors include her husband, Theodis Savage; a son, DeJuan Simpson
of Crossett; two brothers, Donald Simpson of Chicago, IL, and William Simpson
of Crossett; two sisters, Etta Joe Mackie of Richmond, CA, and Brenda Mumphrey-Smith
of Oakland, CA.
Memorial services were at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, at the Gates
Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church, 405 North
Missouri, Crossett, AR 71635 with contributions to go for new hymnals.
Nancy Lou Burleson
Nancy Lou Burleson, 69, of Crossett died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at
Beverly Health Care of Crossett. Born May 13, 1932, to the late Joseph
Edward and Rosa Pearl Phiefer Burleson in Dent County, MO, she enjoyed
reading and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rolla, MO.
Survivors include two sisters, Charlene Pierce of Crossett and Juanita
Thomas of Williamson, GA; three nieces, one nephew and many great-nieces
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, in the North Crossett
First Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were
Kevin Martin, Kenneth Brown, Ronnie Rickman, Mike Derrick, Roy Thomas and
J. D. Allen. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed
by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Philip J. Cecola, Sr.
Services for Philip J. Cecola, Sr. were at 10 a.m., Friday, June 29,
2000, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Officiating was Father Charles Glorioso.
Interment followed in Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue, Shreveport,
Mr. Cecola was born August 23, 1926, in Shreveport, LA, and died Tuesday,
June 26, 2001, at his residence. A member of the Holy Trinity Catholic
Church, he was a lifelong resident of Shreveport, LA. He owned and operated
several restaurants and clubs in the Shreveport area until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Josephine Cecola.
Survivors include his wife, Lurline Morman Cecola, formerly of Hamburg;
a son, Philip J. Cecola Jr., both of Shreveport; a sister, Jeanne Cecola
of Shreveport; a brother, Dr. Russell Cecola of Uncertain, TX; a step-son,
Raymond Karnes of Shreveport; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and
Pallbearers were Dr. Thomas Cecola, Nicholas Cecola, Dr. Patrick Cecola,
Richard Elston, Johnny Bonomo, and Raymond Karnes. Honorary pallbearer
was D. John Condaro.
Memorials of Mass offerings may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church
or St. Pius Catholic Church.
Clarence Doyle Coody, Sr.
Clarence Doyle Coody, Sr., 70, of Crossett died Saturday, June 30,
2001, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. Born October 18, 1930, to Clarence
E. and Doris Lochala Coody in Hamburg, he was a carpenter. He was preceded
in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Betty Ann McNeice.
Survivors include two sons, Doyle Coody, Jr., of Crossett and Kenny
Wayne Coody of El Dorado; a daughter, Helen McNeice of Crossett; a stepson,
Willie Earl Pollock of Bastrop, LA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, in the Jones Funeral
Home chapel in Crossett with Revs. Jason Dubwig and James Fleming officiating.
Pallbearers were Michael West, David Goodwin, Rusty Linares, Dustin Smith,
Dearl Patrick, Ronnie Bowen and Jarred Bowen. Burial followed services
at the Antioch Cemetery.
Thelma Ruth Harrison
Thelma Ruth Harrison, 90, of Dermott, formerly of Wilmot, died Friday,
June 29, 2001, at Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. She was born
January 28, 1911, in Atkins to the late Arthur and Molly Ethel Holloway
Myers. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her
husband, Whitfield Harrison, and a son, Delbert Ray Harrison.
She is survived by two sons, James L. Harrison of Monroe, LA, and Billy
Ralph Harrison of Gardendale, TX; six daughters, Margaret Hensley of Bastrop,
LA, Edith Marie Gay of Monroe, LA, Frances Marilyn Barnes of Bellaire,
Thelma Fay "Sissy" Echlin of Star City, Nancy Sue Barnes of Dover,
Shirley Jean Makovec of Dermott; one sister, Rea Johnson of Hamburg; 18
grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, in the Griffin
Funeral Home chapel in McGehee with Rev. Ricky Burke officiating. Burial
followed services at the Beech Creek Cemetery near Hamburg.
Lee Andrew Smith
Lee Andrew Smith, 49, of Toledo, OH, died Monday, June 18, 2001, in
Toledo. Born December 20, 1951, in Wilmot to the late Tom and Alma Smith,
he moved to Toledo as a young child and attended Libbey High School. He
was employed with the city of Toledo for a number of years in the refuge,
parks and recreation department and held various other jobs until his health
failed in 1992. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
a brother, John L. King.
He married Crystal Owens in May, 1980. Survivors include a son, Lee
Smith, Jr., of Toledo; two brothers, Felton and wife Milreen Benton of
Toledo and Lorenzo Smith of South Bend, IN; three sisters, Lottie and husband
Curtis Haskins of Wilmot, Tommie L. Harris and Rosa White and husband
Moses of Toledo; an aunt and great-aunt, Theola McNeal and Bennie Mae Browning
of Toledo; and a special friend, Karen Lehman.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, June 25, in the Day Funeral
Home in Toledo with Bishop Harold E. Haynes, Sr., officiating. Pallbearers
were Curtis Haskins, Jr., Felix Jones, Tony Harris, Kenneth Strickland,
Moses White, Jr., Cornell Benton, Wilbert Brown and Gerald Haskins. Honorary
pallbearers were Felton Benton, Curtis Haskins, Sr., and Moses White, Sr.
Burial followed series at the Forest Cemetery.
Bobby James Wallace
Bobby James Wallace, 68, of Malvern died Monday, June 23, 2001, at
the Arkansas Hospice in North Little Rock. Born July 13, 1932, in Snyder
to the late John Franklin and Mary E. Fuel Wallace, he was employed as
a store manager of Davis Lumber Company. He was a Mason and a member of
the John F. Wallace Hunting Club and the Glen Rose Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Kathryn Grace
Survivors include his wife, Betty Page Wallace of Malvern; two sons,
John Ralph Wallace of Benton and Anthony A. Wallace of Sanger, TX; a stepson,
John Clift of Magnet Cove; two daughters, Betty Catherine Clardy and Mary
Suzanne Abercrombie of Garland, TX; two stepdaughters, Regina Jackson of
Malvern and Sherry Antrim of Dardanelle; his stepmother, Elsie Wallace
of Malvern; a brother, Jackie Wallace of Pine Bluff; four sisters, Merle
Smith, Joyce Clift and Diane Williams of Malvern and Karen Bierbaum of
Hamburg; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m Thursday, June 28, in the Glen Rose
Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Shawn Hill and Gary Copeland officiating.
Pallbearers were James Clift, Ralph Speer, Bill Taylor, Danny Jones, Steve
Collie, George Wilson and Emmitt and Travis Wallace. Honorary pallbearers
were members of the John F. Wallace Hunting Club.
Burial followed services with full military honors at the Promise Land
Cemetery near Hamburg with arrangements by Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North
Little Rock, AR 72114-1709.