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Fairy Arnold
Fairy Arnold, 92, of Crossett died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at the Oak Dale Nursing Facility. Born on Sept. 28, 1909, in Trafalgar, to Jim and Carrie Copeland Bawcom, Mrs. Arnold was a nurse's aide and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.B. Arnold. 
Survivors include one son, A.J. Arnold of Little Rock; three brothers, Elbert Bawcom of McGehee, Parker Bawcom of Bastrop, LA, and Burney Bawcom of Searcy; two sisters, Juanita Gammel of Crossett and Cumi King of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Mary Kay Ladner, Will Arnold, Randall Arnold; and four great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 8, in the Church of Christ with Ed Sanders officiating. Pallbearers were Will and Randall Arnold, Billy, Lamar and Mark Gammel and H. J. Roberts. Interment followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. 

Mr. Macel D. Baker
Mr. Macel D. Baker, 72, died Saturday, November 10, 2001, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Fountain Hill and a Hamburg resident all of his life, he was a timber contractor for Georgia Pacific Corporation and a member of the Hamburg Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Earl & Rozell Noble Baker; a brother, W. Earl Baker; and two sisters, Myrtle Baker Helbing and Jeroline Baker Downey. 
He is survived by his wife, Eloise Alldread Baker of Hamburg; a son, Mike Baker and wife Debbie of Hamburg; a daughter Sissy Meacham and husband Kirby of Monroe, AR; a brother, Ralph N. Baker of West Monroe, LA; two sisters, Bernice B. White of Fairfield Bay and Marianna B. Mears of Ruston, LA; five grandchildren, Candy Ogletree, Amber Evans, Angie Bowman, Bryan Baker and Joseph Meacham and three great-grandchildren, Allison Nicole Evans, Brett Macel Baker and Garrett Dean Ogletree.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, November 12, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. Joe Sponagule officiating. Pallbearers were Joseph Meacham, Chris Evans, Joey Bowman, Bryan Baker, Billy Mack McDonald, Oliver Griffin and Jon Bierbaum. Interment followed services at the Pinewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg Church of Christ, c/o Mrs. Betty Griffin, 409 E. Parker, Hamburg, AR 71646. 

Miss Mary Ann Boyd
Miss Mary Ann Boyd, 46, of Little Rock, died Monday, November 5, 2001, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Miss Boyd was a native of and was raised in Fountain Hill and was a resident of Little Rock for the past 28 years. She graduated from the Fountain Hill High School in 1972. She formerly worked as a nurse at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. A member of the First Baptist Church in Fountain Hill, she was preceded in death by her parents, John & Monitte Johnson Boyd, and a sister, Carolyn Marie Boyd.
She is survived by two brothers, Steve Chupp of Stella, MO, and Robert Darr of Fountain Hill; four aunts, Doris Covey of Leachville, Mary Belle Johnson of Dexter, MO, Nyline Avitts of Fountain Hill and Mildred Brown of Rockwall, TX, and several nieces and nephews. 
Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 8, in the Flat Creek Cemetery in Fountain Hill with Revs. Gene Gregory and Bill Elton officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church, PO Box 265, Fountain Hill, AR 71642. 

Clarice Pence Gray
Clarice Pence Gray, 89, of Texarkana, formerly of Magnolia, died Saturday, November 10, 2001, at the Christus St. Michael's Hospital in Texarkana, TX. Born January 20, 1912, in Sumner, IL, to the late Lawrence Jacob and Elie Schick Pence, who later owned the ice house in Hamburg, she graduated from Hamburg High School. She and her late husband, Artie Gray, founded Gray Steel Corp. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Magnolia and the Pilot Club. 
Survivors include a daughter, June Gray and husband W. Kelvin Wyrick, Sr., of Texarkana; a sister, Eloise Pence and husband John Chandler of Dallas, GA; grandchildren Kristin and husband Daniel Jones of Houston, TX, W. Kelvin Wyrick, Jr., of Magnolia and Michael Wyrick of Alexandria, VA; nephews David and wife Christine Chandler of Dallas, GA, Bill and wife Jan Chandler of Acworth, GA, and Larry and wife Shirley Chandler of Marietta, GA: a niece, Laura and husband Jim Strickland of Atlanta, GA; and a number of great-nieces and nephews. 
Memorial services were planned for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, in the First United Methodist Church of Magnolia with Dr. Bob Burnham officiating. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 320 West Main Street, Magnolia, AR 71753 or to the Artie and Clarice Gray Scholarship Fund, Southern Arkansas University, P. O. Box 9174, Magnolia, AR 71754. 

Katherine Groce
Katherine Groce, 78, of Warren died Sunday, November 4, 2001, at her home. Born July 29, 1923, in Ashley County to the late Ernest D. and Ola Gibbs Coody, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warren. A retired teacher, she served in the Drew Central and Bastrop, LA, school systems. She married Conway Wilson Groce on July 19, 1954, and he died in October, 1981. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Erastus Coody, and a sister, Ola Ernestine Coody. 
Grave-side services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, at the Rock Springs Cemetery near Monticello with Rev. Greg Stanley officiating and with arrangements by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren. Pallbearers were Wayne, Bill Sr., Bill, Tom and Rodger Groce and Brooks Vick. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Warren or to the Rock Springs United Methodist Church building fund. 

Tracy Lee Hill
Tracy Lee Hill, 59, of Monticello died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born July 27, 1942, in Ashley County, he was manager of the Hamburg Shirt Factory and a member of the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Maxwell Hill and Eloise Bates Hill. 
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Shirley Sanson Hill of Monticello; two sons, Tony Hill of Arkadelphia and Brad Hill of Monticello; four brothers, Dean Hill of Hamburg, Phillip Hill of Little Rock, Ricky Hill of Sacramento, Calif., and Walter Hill of Hamburg; two sisters, Karen Carter of Mountain Home and Charlun Brett of Hamburg; and three grandchildren, Evan Hill, Tyler Hill and Jessy Hill, all of Monticello. 
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, in the Stephenson-Dearman chapel in Monticello with Rev. David Jacks officiating. Pallbearers were to be Darrell Windham, Mickey Finley, Billy McDonald, Sonny Withers, Alvin Jordan and Gale Hill. Burial was to follow services at the Union Ridge Cemetery. 

Steven Dearell Johnson, Jr.
Steven Dearnell Johnson, Jr., 10, of Oakland, CA, formerly of Crossett, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at the Oakland Children's Hospital. A native of Crossett, he was a student at the Eastmore Cox Elementary School. 
Survivors include his father, Steven Dearell Johnson of Crossett; his stepmother, Dashunda Johnson; his mother, Sharon Robinson of Oakland, CA, and his stepfather, Emmanuel Robinson; one brother, S. D. Johnson of Crossett; three sisters, Tyeishia Johnson and Nakeshia Wilson of Oakland and Donyell Johnson of Crossett; his maternal grandparents, Carrie and Allen Stroud of Portland and James Wilson of Bastrop, LA; and his paternal grandparents, Levell Johnson of Oakland and Rosie Hicks of Bastrop. 
Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, in the Ivory Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Gregory Baker officiating. Burial was to follow services at the H. B. Adams Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Mrs. Christine Lanier
Mrs. Christine Lanier, 72, of Hamburg died Friday, November 9, 2001, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. A native of Decatur, AL, and a Hamburg resident for the past ten years, she was a former resident of Thorsby, LA, a homemaker and a Jehovah's Witness. She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Hardy; her mother, Elsie Bailey Loggins; a sister, Irene Ireland; a grandson, Chris Pennington; and a granddaughter-in-law, Vicki Pennington. 
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Walter Ed Lanier of Hamburg; a son, Charles Lanier and wife Sandy of Thorsby, AL; three daughters, Glenda Pennington and husband Butch of Hamburg, Elizabeth Rawls and husband Leon of Monticello and Angie Craig and husband Mark of Hamburg; a brother, Donald Kookans and wife Sandy of Erie, PA; a sister, Dorothy Smith and husband George of Fort Myers, FL: 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 11, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Scott Roberts and Michael Scott officiating. Pallbearers were Tim Pennington, Tony Rawls, Darren Rawls, B. J. Craig, Charles Lanier, Jr., Henry Bissell, Darren Birdwell, Jarrod Culp and John Smith. Burial followed services at the Antioch Cemetery. 

Freddie Mitchell, Sr.
Freddie Mitchell, Sr., 71, of Portland died Tuesday, October 16, 2001. He was born June 4, 1930, in Parkdale to the late Corine and Monroe Mitchell. A lifelong resident of Ashley County, he was a member of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Montrose. On November 12, 1950, he married Geraldine Curtis, and to this union, ten children were born. His second wife, Margaret Mitchell, also preceded him in death. He was known as a farmer, hunter, fisherman, frog hunter, gardener, craftsman, mechanic and cook.
Survivors include eight sons, James Mitchell of Oakland, CA, Freddie and wife Joann Mitchell of Chicago, IL, Jessie and wife Alice Mitchell of Montrose, Eddie and wife Lisa Mitchell of Killeen, TX, Tilon and wife Jeanette Mitchell of Dermott, Edmond and Brandon Mitchell of Portland and Greg Gillis of Montrose; ten daughters, Fannie Mae Mitchell of St. Louis, MO, Mary Wilson of Fort Worth, TX, Corine Mitchell of Montrose, Alice and husband Harold Watts if Chicago, Maud and husband James Mitchell of Chicago, Dell Mitchell of New Orleans, LA, Geraldine "Rosie" and husband Willie Branch of Montrose, Sylvia and husband David Drake of San Antonio, TX, Katina Mitchell of Montose and Brenda and husband Lucan Hargraves of Dermott; four brothers, Charlie and wife Verna Mae Mitchell of Dermott, Handy and wife Lillie Mitchell, Monroe and wife Annie Pearl Mitchell, and Enoch and wife Desiree Mitchell, all of Kenosha, WI; one sister, Girlean Bowie of Cleveland, OH; 40 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 20, in the Number Two Baptist Church in Portland with Revs. Archie Smith and Albert Fenceroy officiating. Pallbearers were Freddie Jr., Eddie, Edmond, Jesse Sr., Tilon Sr., and Brandon Mitchell, Jake Gay, Kevin Frazier, Greg Gillis and Seafar Frazier. Honorary pallbearers were George Thomas, Jr., Joe Bonner, Robert Williams, William C. Woods, Sylvester Curl, Charles Wade, Sr., and Charlie, Monroe, Handy and Enoch Mitchell. Burial followed services at the Number Two Cemetery with arrangements by Dillard Funeral Home of Eudora. 

Louis Douglas Norrell
Louis Douglas Norrell, 51, of Hamburg died Sunday, November 4, 2001, at his home. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, he was a former construction worker for David Crockett and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Louis Norrell, Jr. 
Survivors include a son, Adam Louis Norrell of Atlanta, GA; and his mother, Grace Norrell of Hamburg. 
Grave-side services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 8, at the Carlock Cemetery with ro. Roy Craig officiating. Arrangements were by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Mr. Charles G. Grubb
Mr. Charles G. Grubb, 72, of Hamburg, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at his residence. A native of Fountain Hill and a resident of the Promise Land community east of Hamburg for the past 32 years, he served in the US Air Force from 1948 until 1952. He retired in 1991 from the Ashley County Road Department as the road foreman in the Delta Area. He was a Baptist and attended the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Ray & Lonnie Jim Locke Grubb, and four brothers, George Lee, James E., Cecil Dwain and Doyle E. Grubb. 
He is survived by his wife, Charlie Mae Lair Grubb of Hamburg; two sons, Richard Grubb of Hollandale, MS and Max Grubb of Hamburg; three daughters, Patricia Simpson and Kay Avery of Eudora and Glenda Jones of Shreveport, LA; a brother, Billy Grubb of Beebe; and 16 grandchildren. 
Funeral services were planned are 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, in the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Kenny Williams & Bill Woodall officiating. Pallbearers were to J.R. Grubb, Nicholas Simpson, Brandon Richter, Tony Grubb, Jonathan Grubb, Daniel Richter, Devin Richter, Zachary Grubb, Bill Grubb, Tyler Richter, Jordan Richter, Emory Grubb and Spencer Richter. Interment was to follow services at the Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashley Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646. 

Carl Chester "Raymond" Lewis
Carl Chester "Raymond" Lewis, 76, of Hamburg died Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and retired as a laborer at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Ida Marie Jackson; his parents, Carl and Caldonia Tucker Lewis; two brothers, Sonny Kemp and LaVaughn Harris; and one sister, June Faye Bunton. 
Survivors include three sons, Chris T. Lewis and Carl Terry "C. T." Lewis of Hamburg and Lexie Lewis of Crossett; three daughters, Linda Hill and Bridget Lewis of Hamburg and Juanita Booker of Gary, IN; two sisters, Carlene Tucker of Hamburg and Dorothy Harris of Los Angeles, CA; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, in the Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. W. R. Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were to be Lawrence Tippie, R. D. Morgan, James Prewitt, Willie Ashford, Jessie Banks and Willie Earl Jacob. Burial was to follow services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Helen Marie Moore
Helen Marie Moore, 48, of Wilmot died Thursday, November 1, 2001, at the Rebsamen Medical Center in Jacksonville. A lifelong resident of Wilmot, a certified nurse's assistant and a member of the Second Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her mother, Freddie Mae Rollins, and one sister, Maxine White. 
Survivors include her husband, Mr. Harvest Moore; one daughter, Angie Jordan of Jacksonville; her father, Mr. Mack Rollins of Wilmot; seven brothers, Willie James, Carl and Willie Lee Rollins of Wilmot, Tommy and Michael Rollins of Los Angeles, CA, Johnny Rollins of Jones, LA, and Tracy Rollins of Little Rock; three sisters, Saretha Butler of Wilmot and Jackie and Pat Rollins of Little Rock and four grandchildren.
Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Friday, November 9, in the Second Baptist Church with Rev. L. M. Christian officiating. Pallbearers are to be Billy Kitchen, William Jackson, Bruce Rollins, Michael Rollins and Rodney White. Burial will follow services at the Second Baptist Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Katie Knowles Willis
Katie Knowles Willis, 79, formerly of Crossett, died Monday, October 28, 2001, at her residence in Austin, TX. Born July 3, 1922, in Wilmar to Jesse and Mamie Senn Knowles, she was a homemaker, an avid gardener and a member of the First Baptist Church. She loved birds and enjoyed spending time at her childhood home and with family and friends. A tremendous supporter of her late husband, Hugh Willis, and his work in the school system, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Pharris Knowles; and a sister, Emogene Harris. 
Survivors include a son, Max Willis and wife Elizabeth Brumage of San Antonio, TX; one daughter, Kathy Willis and husband Patrick Schmidt of Austin, TX; three sisters, Virginia Brown of Pine Bluff, Marguerite Williams of Little Rock and Maxine Montgomery of Ashton, MD; and three grandchildren, Jesse Willis and Lee Willis of San Antonio, TX, and Will Schmidt of Austin, TX. 
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 1, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Malloy, Lavon Abbott, Joe Cantley, James Willis, James Knowles, Jessie Willis and Gerrel Boast. Burial followed services at 2 p.m. at the Union Ridge Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. 

Rufus Obadiah Wood
Rufus Obadiah Wood, 97, of Humnoke died Monday, November 5, 2001 He was a member of Flynn Pentecostal Church and was a World War II Army veteran. 
Survivors are two sons, Paul Wood and wife Betty of Bruce, MS, and Jimmy Wood and wife Nancy of Stuttgart; a daughter, Carolyn Lawson and husband Glen of Hamburg; a step-daughter, Faye Barth and husband Bob of Alamogordo, NM; a step-son, Bill Lokey and wife Helen of Carlisle; a step-daughter, Virginia Crawford of Kennett, Missouri; a sister, Ione Morris of Weed, CA; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, in the Pentecostal Church of God in Humnoke with burial in Flynn Cemetery. Arrangements are by Roller-England Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Willie Lee Etheridge
Mrs. Willie Lee Higginbotham Etheridge, 99, of Hamburg, died Friday, October 26, 2001, at her daughter's residence in Amory, Mississippi. Mrs. Etheridge was a native of Ashley County and a life long resident of Hamburg. She was a homemaker and she worked for years in the Hamburg School lunch room and in the central supply at the Crossett Health Center. She was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star Margaret Chapter 151 in Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Etheridge, in 1950; a son, Ruben Allen Etheridge, in 1977; a foster daughter, Lisa Maxwell in 2000; and her parents, Will & Ella Ingram Higginbotham; five brothers, Harold, Leroy, Garvin, Rush & Joe Higginbotham; and three sisters, Nellie Patterson, Edna Riley and Virdelle McDonald. 
She is survived by a son, Rev. W.F. "Rick" Etheridge of Sheridan; a daughter, Nell Johnston of Amory, MS; a daughter-in-law, Merlene Etheridge of Hamburg; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 28, in the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Jackie Adams & Joey Meredith officiating. Pallbearers were Pete Higginbotham, Charles Akers, Walter Chester, Kenneth Leigh, Lynn Croswell and Doyle Sivils. Grandsons were honorary pallbearers. Interment followed services in the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 400 W. Washington Street, Hamburg, AR 71646. 

Mr. Martin Oldham
Mr. Martin Oldham, 53, of Baker, LA, died Saturday, October 27, 2001, at the Baton Rouge General Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. A native of Tyronza, a Baker, LA, resident for the past 11 years and a former resident of Portland, Marked Tree and Monroe, LA, he graduated from Marked Tree High School in 1966 and attended Arkansas State University. He was an U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era, a carpenter contractor journeyman and a certified electrician. A member of the Bethany Christian Church in Baker, LA, he was preceded in death by his father, William Oldham, Sr., in 1984, and a brother, Bill Oldham in 1992. 
Survivors include his mother, Irene Coats Oldham; a sister, Susan Lawson, both of Baker, LA; a sister-in-law, Joan Oldham of Portland; and two nieces, Emily Oldham of Portland and Amy Mimiaga of Denver, CO. 
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Rev. Larry Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers were to be Ed Ellis, Todd Adams, Peter Farragut, Gil Constant, Heath and Jerry Breedlove, H. T. Cunningham and Carlton Lawrence. Burial was to follow services at the Portland Cemetery. 

Zachary Wayne Clark Russell
Zachary Wayne Clark Russell, 16, of Crossett died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 23, 1984, to his parents, Bryan Russell and Cindy Robinson in Bastrop, LA, Zach had completed the ninth grade at St. John's Military Academy as a 1st Sergeant Major. While there, he was awarded three Parade Ribbons, a Personal Appearance Ribbon, LET Service Ribbon, Proficiency Ribbon, JROTC Commendation Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, Varsity Athletic Ribbon (football), Blue Leadership Tabs, NCO Leadership Tabs, Gold Medal Star, the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States Medal, the J.D. Berkley Scholarship and two Service Stripes. 
Survivors include his mother, Cindy Robinson of Crossett; his father, Bryan Russell of Florida; two sisters, Ryann Lauren Russell of Crossett and Shelby Russell of Florida; his grandparents, Frankie Jean Deal Welchel and Terry Welchel of Crossett, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Robinson of Crossett, Billy and Sue Russell of Texas; his great-grandparents, Calvin Frank and Dorothy Carter Deal of Crossett; one uncle and two aunts, Downey C. and Barbie Robinson of Crossett, and Cheryl Russell Barrett of Texas; two cousins, Brooklyn Robinson of Crossett and Robert Barrett of Texas. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Magnolia Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Thomas officiating. Pallbearers were Russ Deal, Jason Robison, Jason Rhodes, Stephen Miller, Scott McMillan, Stetson Moon and Dennis Moon. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Kelley, George Lewis, Mathew Griffith, Jamie Carpenter, Luke Carter, Jim Lawless, Rusty Atchison, Ricky Jones, Shane Reeves, Daniel Peters, and Josh and Justin Lochala. 
Burial followed services at Deal Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to Deal Cemetery, 901 Pine Street, Crossett, Ark. 71635. 

Jewell Woodrow Powell
Jewell Woodrow Powell, 85, of Johnson City, Tennessee, died October 11. 2001. He was a native of Ashley County and was in insurance and real estate in Magnolia for forty years. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Simpson Powell and Wiley Powell. 
Survivors are his wife, Madeline Powell of Johnson City, TN and two children, John Powell of Houston, Texas and Jana Losey of Johnson City, TN and five grandchildren. Funeral service was at Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia. 

Dorothy N. Carpenter
Dorothy N. Carpenter, 71, of Crossett died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at her home. Born August 23, 1930, in Crossett to Johnnie and Lillian Jones Aiken, she retired as a payroll auditor with Georgia-Pacific after 30 years of service. She was a Baptist and loved taking care of her family and friends. 
Survivors include her husband, John C. Carpenter, Jr., of Crossett; three sons, John C. Carpenter III of Owasso, OK, Michael E. Carpenter of Springfield, MO, and James F. Carpenter of Monroe, GA; one daughter, Rebecca Weidmann of El Paso, AR; her mother, Lillian Aiken of Crossett; two grandsons, Erick Carpenter of Osceola and John Cody Carpenter of Owasso, OK; one granddaughter, Staci R. Carpenter of Owasso, OK; one sister, Patricia Lochala of Crossett; one brother, Jackie Aiken of Wright; and two aunts, Mary Ellen Bays and Lessie Pennington of Crossett. 
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 19, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Bro. Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Larry Richardson, Jim Pettit, H. T. Nichols, Mike Webb, Phillip Gates and Don Hart. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Mr. Gene Carruth
Mr. Gene Carruth, 63, of Fountain Hill died Monday, October 8, 2001, at the Dallas County Nursing Home in Fordyce. Mr. Carruth was a native of Ashley County and a life long resident of Fountain Hill. He was a former employee for Shipping Systems and Georgia-Pacific in Crossett and a member of the Fountain Hill First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl & Iris Roberts and a brother, John Earl Roberts. 
He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Smith and Tonya Carruth both, of Hampton, and five grandchildren. 
Grave-side funeral services and interment were at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, in the Flat Creek Cemetery with Revs. Bill Elton & Travis Roberts officiating. Honorary pallbearers were W. L. Hollis, Ralph Hollis, Rev. James Cook, J.D. Hollis, Dallas Lansdale, Gus Watkins, Lane Boykin and Harold Pruitt. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Mattie "Big Momma" Collins
Mattie "Big Momma" Collins, 85, of Crossett died Thursday, October 18, 2001, at her residence in Crossett. A native of Ashley County, she was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Collins; four sons, two daughters, two brothers, 12 sisters, and her parents, Rance and Adelaide Marshall Simpson. 
Survivors include a son, Larry Collins; a stepson, Mack Henry Collins of Washington, D. C.; three daughters, Katherine Thrower and Versie Lee Ward of Crossett and Hazel Roberts of Los Angeles, CA; a brother, L. C. Simpson of Washington, D. C: and 24 grandchildren. 
Funeral services were set for Wednesday, October 24, at 1 p.m. in the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Mrs. Mattie Lee Cunningham
Mrs. Mattie Lee Henslee Cunningham, 59, of Hamburg died Saturday, October 20, 2001. at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. Mrs. Cunningham was a lifelong resident of Hamburg. She was a home health aide for the Area Agency on Aging of Pine Bluff and worked in the health care field for over 30 years and a member of the Eden Baptist Church. She loved to go to bluegrass festivals and fish. She was preceded in death by her father, L.C. Henslee; a brother, Marvin Henslee; and a granddaughter, Krista Savage. 
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Mr. Hoyt Cunningham of Hamburg; a son, Dane Cunningham and wife Jenny of Silver Creek, MS; a daughter, Patricia Savage and husband Billy Joe of Hamburg; her mother, Dean Brogan Henslee of Hamburg; a brother, Udell Henslee and wife Edna of Hamburg; a sister, Linda Harris and husband Gail of Springfield, AR; two granddaughters, Candis McGilton of Dermott and Kelli Savage of Hamburg; a great-granddaughter, Sheridan McGilton; two step-granddaughters, Natalie Young & Hannah Ware; and one step-grandson, Ethan Wolfe. 
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, October 22, in the Zion United Methodist Church with Revs. Paul Payne & Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers were Darrell, Donald, Bubba and Keith Henslee, Paul Tucker, Heath Cunningham, Tommy & Jason Burch. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Ray Brogan and Wayne Burch. Interment followed services at the Zion Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203. 

Emily Louise Gaston McDaniel
Emily Louise Gaston McDaniel, 61, of Hamburg died Monday, October 15, 2001, at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. A native of Portland and a Hamburg resident for the past two years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Slidell, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woody Gaston; one daughter, Connie Warren; and her parents, James L. and Annie Maye Cessor Woods. 
Survivors include her husband, Mr. Danny McDaniel, Sr.; one son, Joey Warren of Hamburg; three stepsons, Danny McDaniel, Jr., William Charles McDaniel and Michael Shane McDaniel, all of Rollins, Wyoming; two daughters, Pamela Sharp and Angela Jeffers of Crossett; a stepdaughter, Julia Michelle McDaniel of Rollins, Wyoming; one brother, Tommy Woods of Alexander; one sister, Jimmye Ann Owens of Wichita, KS; and seven grandchildren. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 18, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Carlton White officiating. Pallbearers were Daniel Warren, Steven Herron, Ron Wolf, Mike Derrick, James King and Jesse Barnes. Honorary pallbearers were Wade Goyne and Lonnie Sharp. Burial followed services at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Edna E. Edens
Edna E. Edens, 77, of Crossett died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at the North Monroe, LA, Hospital. Born September 12,1924, to Edward Clayton and Beulah Katy Lichliter Moody, she was a homemaker, worked for twelve years as a licensed psychiatric technician and was a member of the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Debi Plum. 
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Rev. Charles M. Edens of Crossett; one son, Jimmy Edens and wife Lori of Bismarck; three daughters, Jeanette Sawyer and husband Lindsey, Vanita Croswell and husband Buddy and Brenda Chesser and husband Edgar, all of Crossett; four sisters, Ann E. Terrill of Schulter, OK, Ester Kyles of Texarkana, TX, Vernie Carver of Texarkana, AR; and Donnie Lee of Atlanta, TX; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, October 12, in the Friendship Pentecostal Church of God with Bro. Billy Dunahoe officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Plum, Chris Croswell, Jason Croswell, James "Bubba" Edens, Jr., Michael Sawyer and Bryan Bays. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. 

Dalton Howell Johnson
Dalton Howell Johnson, 60, of Sherwood, formerly of Hamburg, died Tuesday, October 9, 2001. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, a singer, guitar player, and BMI songwriter. He and his wife performed and traveled as The Johnson Family. He served eight years in the Army Reserves. 
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Wilson Johnson; three sons, David Johnson of Mansfield, Texas, Daryl Johnson of Grand Saline, Texas, and Christopher Johnson of Sherwood; one daughter, Julie Johnson of Bryant; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, B.M. Johnson of Warren; five sisters, Lorene Reed and Athalene Armstrong of Warren, Audrey Berry of Ajo, Arizona, Willie Lovitt of Newport News, Virginia, and Elaine Yarberry of New Boston, Texas. 
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 13, in the North Little Rock Funeral Home chapel with Chaplain Russell Howard and Rev. Cecil Harvey officiating. Burial followed services at 2:30 p.m. at the Union Hill Cemetery in Hermitage. 

Mrs. Vicki Laskey Pennington
Mrs. Vicki Laskey Pennington, 39, of Hamburg died Monday, October 8, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A lifelong resident of Hamburg, she graduated from Hamburg High School in 1980 and was a construction worker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris Pennington, in 1995; a brother, Phillip Laskey, in 1988; her maternal grandparents, Norwood and Carrie Courson Hill; and her paternal grandfather, Phillip Laskey.
She is survived by two daughters, Raigen Smith and Danyel Pennington; her parents, Ray & Winda Hill Laskey, all of Hamburg; her paternal grandmother, Agnes Laskey of Worth, IL; an aunt, Linda Harville of Hamburg; and an uncle, Felix Laskey of Calumet Park, IL. 
Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, in the Hamburg First United Methodist Church with Rev. Leslee Phillips officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Courson, John Courson, Wayne Davis, Richard Courson, Barry Davis & Don Davis. Interment followed services at the Pinewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Hamburg First United Methodist Church, 202 S. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646. 

Elener Scales Rance
Elener Scales Rance, 99, of Crossett died Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Hamburg, she was a homemaker and a member of the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Plez Rance, Sr., and her parents, Nick and Virginia Hill Scales. 
Survivors include three sons, Willie Ed Rance of Taylor, TX, Plez Rance, Jr., of Crossett and Donald Rance of Oakland, CA; three daughters, Annie Tharpe and Margaret Deloney of Crossett and Abbie Cone of Pine Bluff; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. 
Funeral services were Monday, October 15, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Rev. Tyrone Broomfield officiating. Pallbearers were Charles Cone, Vic Moseby, Freddie Tharpe, Donald Rance, Larry Tharpe, Melvin Tharpe and Plez Rance, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were the stewards and stewardesses of Gates Chapel. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. 

Gerald Harvey "Pete" Stratton
Gerald Harve "Pete" Stratton, 82, of Crossett died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born born April 21, 1919, in Marsden to parents John Edward and Lizzie Padfield Stratton, he was an Army Air Corps veteran, serving in the Ninth Air Division during World War II. Mr. Stratton received several decorations and citations including the Bronze Service Star. He retired in 1984 from AD&N Railroad after 35 years of service as a conductor. Mr. Stratton enjoyed coaching Little League baseball for many years and was a football official with the Arkansas Athletic Association for seven years, and was an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Gertie Stratton; one brother, Harold Stratton; and two sisters, Ruby Evone and Emma Marjorie Stratton. 
Survivors include his wife, Helen Stephens Stratton of Crossett; one son, John Stratton of Indianola, Miss.; one daughter, Stella Turbeville of Hattiesburg, Miss.; one brother, Phil Stratton of Conway; two sisters, Catherine Dixon of Crossett and Gloria Jean Buckaloo of Memphis; four grandchildren, John Stratton II, Charisse Oberle, Carrie Johnson, and Ryan Strebeck; and two great-grandchildren, Malon Stratton and Lena Marie Johnson. 
Funeral services were planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Pallbearers were to be Harold Bonnette, Bill Jordan, Don Hart, John Carpenter, A. B Moore and Jim Pettit. Honorary pallbearers were to be Hampton Etheridge, Terry Terai, John T. Brooks, Bailey Hankins, members of the Prairie Country Club's Men's Golf Association and the Andy's Morning Coffee Pals. 
Interment was to follow at Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, 500 Main St., Crossett, Ark., 71635. 

Patsy Ann Edwards Webb
Patsy Ann Edwards Webb, 56, of Crossett died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 9, 1944, to the late Preston "Pete" and Ottie McFalls Edwards in Gould. Mrs. Webb worked as a laborer at the Bag Plant and was a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Edwards, and two sisters, Neva Hackleton and Bonnie Burton. 
Survivors include her husband, Rudy Webb of Crossett; one son, Steven Webb of Crossett; one daughter, Michelle Webb Rogers of El Dorado; three brothers, H. D. Edwards of Crossett, Charles Edwards of Pine Bluff, and Mack Edwards of Cabot; one sister, Linda Barringer of Pine Bluff; and five grandchildren, Zan and Tyler Webb; Laura, Leslie and Lacey Rogers.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the North Crossett First Baptist Church. Pallbearers were to be Denon Cagle, Ervin Rodgers, Dewey Ward, Larry Martin, Ronnie Rickman and Mershall Carpenter. Interment was to follow services at the Leake Cemetery in Star City, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. 

Jewel Dean Boseman
Jewel Dean Boseman, 76, of Crossett died Saturday, October 6, 2001, at the Beverly Health Care of Hamburg. A native of Warren and a Crossett resident for 55 years, she was a homemaker and member of the Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ellis Bell; her second husband, Willie Travis Boseman; and two sisters, Mildred Zacharius and Eva Thrillkill. 
Survivors include two sons, Travis Ray Boseman and Jerry Wayne Bell of Crossett; a daughter, Marcia Wilcox of Crossett; two sisters, Florine McClain of Monroe, LA, and Hazel Frye of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren and eight grandchildren. 
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Carlton White officiating. Burial was to follow services at Pinewood Memorial Park. 

John William Grant
John William Grant, 83, of Monticello died Thursday, October 4, 2001, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Monticello. He was born May 24, 1918, in Drew County to the late Drew Grant and Mattie Brooks Grant. He was retired from texile mill work as a supply agent and was an U. S. Navy veteran, a deacon emeritus of First Baptist Church of Monticello and a Mason. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Terri Lee Nichols; two brothers and one sister. 
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Martha Jane Tedder Grant of Monticello; one daughter, Denitia Nichols of Palestine, TX; one brother, Lamer Grant of Jacksonville, NC; two grandchildren, Janet and Jana Cunningham of Milo; and two great-grandchildren, Krystal Deal and Karlee Robbins. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 14, in the First Baptist Church of Monticello with burial at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Dodson officiating. Arrangements were by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.

Brooksie Donald Grice
Brooksie Donald "Don" Grice, 60, of Ponchatoula, LA, formerly of Crossett, died Sunday, September 30, 2001. He was a safety director in the construction industry. In 1957, he was a state champion in the 440 relay team as lead off runner with other team members Milton Johnston and Jimmy Ross, with Dicky Dunn as anchor. He was also a 1958 and 1959 state champion in track, lettering all three years. In 1958, he was all district and all state in football as a halfback, and he was awarded a scholarship to the University of Arkansas to play for the Razorbacks. 
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Grice of Ponchatoula, LA; three sons: Brad Grice and wife Norma of Jackson, MS, Chris Grice and wife of Fordyce, and Jim Bryan, Jr. and wife Tammy of Crossett; three daughters, Carolyn Watt and husband Timmy of Crossett, Pam Smith of Crossett, and Nancy Jackson and husband Joe of Ponchatoula, LA; two aunts and sixteen grandchildren. 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 4, in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Holdiness, Jimmy Roberts and Don Justice officiating. Pallbearers: Sidney Coady, Jim Ballard, Jeffry Spurlock, Ken Burchfield, Dirk Courtney, Eric Bolin. Pallbearers were Sidney Coady, Jim Ballard, Jeffry Spurlock, Ken Burchfield, Dirk Courtney and Eric Bolin. Honorary pallbearers were Ken Burchfield and Bobby Sutton. 
Interment followed services at the Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. 

Myrtle Baker Helbing
Myrtle Baker Helbing, 85, died Thursday, September 27, 2001, in West Monroe, LA. Born April 8, 1916, in Ashley County, the first of seven children of Willie Earl and Roselle Noble Baker, she graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1935. She attended business college in Little Rock and then went to California where she married Ernie Helbing. She lived and worked for many years in Oakland, CA, for the Alameda County Assessor's office as a drafting clerk. After her retirement, she moved to Paradise in the Pines near Magalis, CA. She was very active in community affairs and held office in several organizations. She was president of the Paradise Pines Women's Club and the Eastern Star and a member of the Paradise Church of Christ. She moved to West Monroe, LA, two years ago to be close to her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of more than 50 years, a brother, W. Earl Baker, and a sister, Jeroline B. Downey. 
Survivors include two brothers, two sisters, and their spouses, Ralph N. and Alyene Baker of West Monroe, LA, Macel D. and Elouise Baker of Hamburg, Berniece B. and Arthur E. White of Fairfield Bay and Marianna B. Mears of Jena, LA; and many nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service was held at White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe on Tuesday, October 2. Grave-side service with interment will be at Pinewood Memorial Park at a later date with Jones Funeral Home of Crossett in charge. 
Memorials may be sent to White's Ferry Road Church of Christ, 3201 North Seventh Street, West Monroe, LA 71291 for the Baker Memorial Fund or given to a charity of the giver's choice.

Roney Mack Jeffress
Roney Mack Jeffress, 45, of Crossett, died Thursday, October 4, 2001. Born on February 7, 1956, in Crossett to Homer and Mildred McAdams Jeffress, he was a construction worker and a member of Beech Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Jeffress. 
Survivors include one daughter, Jana Jeffress of El Dorado; two brothers, State Senator Jimmy Jeffress of Crossett and State Representative Gene Jeffress of Camden; and four sisters: Judy Head of Crossett, Rhonda Rouse of Fort Worth, TX, Dovie Bussell of El Dorado, and Tammy Bussell of Fouke. 
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 7, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Horace Dunn and Gene Thomas officiating. Pallbearers were Billy Joe Rouse, Richard Head, Chris Head, Stephen Johnson, Justin Jeffress, and Ricky Purifoy. Interment followed services at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funcral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to Gideons International. 

Evelyn Deloris Arnold
Evelyn Deloris Arnold, 60, of Hamburg died Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. A native of Summerville, TN, and a Hamburg resident for the past 35 years, she was a retired cook and a member of the Soldiers Chapel A. M. E. Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Hattie Hutchins Ray; two brothers and two sisters. 
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Presiding Elder Samuel Arnold, Sr.; three sons, Samuel and LaDarian Arnold of Hamburg and Raymond Arnold of Los Angeles, CA; one stepson, Lawrence Arnold of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Sharon Whitaker and Meyonna Arnold of Hamburg; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Cromwell of Fayetteville, NC, and Chenelle Carter of Houston, TX: three brothers, Van Gray of Summerville, TN, Esau Gray of Memphis, TN, and Joel Gray of Chicago, IL; three sisters, Lula Pearl Crout and Josephine and Mary Sue Morrow of Memphis, TN; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Presiding Elder Samuel Arnold officiating. Pallbearers were to be Adolphus Daniels, Jack Hill, Larry Strong, Rev. Nolan Watson and Rev. Jessie Washington. Burial was to follow services at the Johnson Memorial Cemetery. 

Mrs. Irene Bealer
Mrs. Irene Bealer, 68, of Montrose, died Sunday, September 30, 2001, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Mrs. Bealer was a native of Grady and a resident of Montrose for the past 40 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Light Baptist Church in Portland. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. B. Bealer in 1999; her father, George Hilliard, her mother, Ida Murphy and one brother. 
She is survived by a son, Larry Bealer of Little Rock; three daughters, Ruthie Bealer Dunlap of Little Rock, Ira Jean Hall and Dorothy Mae Hatten both of Detroit, MI; a brother, George Hilliard of West Memphis; four sisters, Georgia, Alene & Pearlene Hilliard all of Rochester, NY, and Rosie Kazee of St. Louis, MO; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, October 5, at the funeral home. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 6, at the New Light Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Maudine Clerget Kordsmeier
Maudine Clerget Kordsmeier, 84, of Crossett died Saturday, September 29, 2001, at her home. Born March 22, 1917, in Morrilton to Frank Xavier and Ocie Mabel Wood Clerget, she was a retired x-ray technician and an active member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church. She enjoyed arranging flowers and playing games such as cards and dominoes. She will be remembered as a person who loved visiting with people. 
Survivors include her sister, Jean Clerget Dickenhorst of Monroe, LA; four nieces and nephews, many great- nieces and nephews and a host of special friends. 
Funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a..m Monday, October 1, in the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Neil Pazzulo officiating. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Tommy E. Lee
Tommy E. Lee, 68, of Crossett died Saturday, September 29, 2001, at his home. Born March 28, 1933, to Wesley and Maggie Lucille Braswell Lee in Crossett, he was an Air Force veteran, a retired bleach plant operator for Georgia-Pacific, a member of the Beech Street Baptist Church and was an avid coon and deer hunter. 
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Snearly Lee of Crossett; two sons, Kenny Lee of Mountain Home and Chris Lee of Crossett; two daughters, Kim Coburn of Shreveport, LA, and Belinda Holland of Crossett; four brothers, Normie Glen Lee of Crossett, Harold Wayne Lee of Palataka, FL, Tony Lee of Crossett and Charles Bruce Lee of Little Rock; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, October 1, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Revs. Horace Dunn and Steve Franklin officiating. Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Edith Mae Nimmo
Edith Mae Nimmo, 85, of Crossett died Friday, September 28, 2001, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born December 20, 1915, in Van Buren to Charles Wesley and Mindy McAfee Yong, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell R. Nimmo, and one daughter, Judy Henry. 
Survivors include a son, Russell Nimmo of Crossett; a sister, Tressie White of Wilmot; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Monday, October 1, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Bro. Roy Craig officiating. Services were directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Cora Lee "Ms. Pete" Williams
Cora Lee "Ms. Pete" Williams, 87 of Hamburg, formerly of Montrose, died Thursday, September 27, 2001, at the Beverly Health Care of Hamburg. A native of Rison, she lived in Montrose for 35 years and was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Robizine Holmes and Sophia Barnes; a son, James Curtis "J. C." Wade; her parents, Eugene and Lula Dunlap Duncan; three brothers and a sister. 
Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Mr. Matthew Williams; three sons, Duncan Wade of Little Rock, Celesey Barnes of Flint, MI, and Lamon Barnes of Milwaukee, WI; four daughters, Olere Johnson of Little Rock, Georgia Johnson of North Little Rock; and Bertha Hill and Hertha Peters of Milwaukee, WI; two brothers, Nathaniel Duncan of Des Moines, IA, and Leon Duncan of Chicago, IL; two sisters, Jane Matthews and Dora Haynes of Flint, MI; 63 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, October 4, in the New Light Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Mitchell officiating. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Burial will follow services at the Montrose Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.


 


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