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Mrs. Frances Martin Brown
Mrs. Frances Martin Brown, 72, of Bastrop, LA, died Monday, March 16, 2000, at the Morehouse General Hospital. She was a retired cafeteria superintendent of St. Joseph's Catholic School and a member of Bonnie Idee Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents and a great-grandson, Christopher Chance Tate.
Survivors include two daughters, Nencia Sue Johnson and Rebecca Ann Diel; three sons, Richard Lamar Boykin, Kenneth Bryant Tate, and Terry Wayne Tate Sr.; one sister, Patricia Ann Roberts; four brothers, Jesse Elvin Martin, Clyde Thomas Martin, James Paul Blocker, and Joe Albert Blocker; a stepson, sixteen grandchildren, David Boykin, Deborah Jonin, Lucinda Tate, Jason Tate, Kenneth Tate, Angela Tate, Dustin Tate, Dewey Diel, Tabitha Eppinalle, Danny Diel Jr., Rebecca Brakefield, and Lona Page; three step-great-grandchildren and three great-grandchild, Kimberly Diel, T.J. Tate, and Malcolm Tate.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 16, at the Golden Chapel in Bastrop with Rev. Jerry Stuckey officiating. Grave-side services followed at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Hamburg. Pallbearers were Mike Fussell, Dardell Bostic, Louis Maddock, Greg Cheek, Jerry Bryan, and Ronnie White.

Berdie Benjamin Clark
Berdie Benjamin Clark, 84, of Crossett died Friday, March 17, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born July 8, 1915, to Arthur and Ethel Aultman Clark, he was a self-employed welder, a charter member of the Crossett Riding Club, and a member of the Beulahland Assembly of God. He loved hunting and sports.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Clark of Crossett; a son, Arthur Fay Clark of Felsenthal; two sisters, Dean Maheras of Napa Valley, CA, and Dorothy Childers of Crossett; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Tommy Kimbel officiating. Pallbearers were Richard and Tab Childers, Jamie Poole, Allen Clark, Keith Forrest, Lee Allen and Joe Bolin. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Janice Yenni Clark
Janice Yenni Clark, 89, of Crossett, widow of Ellis William Clark, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, after a long illness. A retired journalist who had written for three state and two local papers, she preserved many of her stories in the Paul Sullins Library in Crossett. Her articles included in-depth histories of first schools, churches, businesses and accounts of the times by early settlers of the area. She was a devoted artist and a member of the American Watercolor Society.
Survivors include a daughter, Anne Truitt Newton of Decatur, AL; a son, Ellis Banks Clark of Hobe Sound, FL; a brother, Donald Yenni of Ann Arbor, MI; two sisters, Julia Hikes of Cambridge, MA, and Hallie Brown of Pensacola, FL: three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry Williams and Robert Fisher officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Webb, James Cosby, Bruce DeLess, James Tarver, Edward Holt and James Manning. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Carrie Courson Hill
Mrs. Carrie (Moner) Courson Hill, 86, of Hamburg died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, LA. Mrs. Hill was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Hamburg for most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg and a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband, Norwood N. Hill in 1977; a grandson, Phillip N. Laskey in 1988; her parents, Bunyan A. & Bertha Richards Courson; two brothers, B.A. Courson Jr. and Harry Courson and a sister, Jane Modell Bunn.
She is survived by a son, William A. Hill and his wife, Nancy of Turtle Lake, WI; twin daughters, Linda Harville and Winda Laskey and her husband, Ray, all of Hamburg; a foster son, Jimmy Lloyd of Dierks; a brother, Richard Courson of Hamburg; four sisters, Nell Davis of Hamburg, Virginia Riley of Little Rock, Peggy Echols & Mary Sivils, both of Monticello; four grandchildren, Karen Hill Bruckner, Russell R. Harville, Vicki Laskey Pennington and Dee Dee Harville Smith, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 16, at the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Don & Bobby Davis, Jeff Grice, John, Wayne & Paul Courson and Rick Woods. Interment was at the Pinewood Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hamburg, P.O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the American Lung Association, 211 Natural Resources Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205-9869.

Ethel Margaret Madden
Ethel Margaret Madden, 80, of Crossett died Friday, March 17, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge where she had lived for four years and had been a tremendous help to other patients. Born April 2, 1919, to Gus, Sr., and Molly Ann Jeffress Culbreath, she was a homemaker and a charter member of the Beech Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nicki McLain of Houston, TX, and her husband, Hugh Madden.
Survivors are a daughter, Leah Chandler of Deatsville, AL; a brother, Gus E. Culbreath, Jr., of Crossett; three sisters, Betty Briggs of Crossett, Margie Kalil of Monroe, LA, and Barbara Flemister of Monroe, LA; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Vest officiating. Pallbearers were Tommy Lee, Bill Whittington, Raymond Pitchford, Red Wells, Armon Little and Jim Bob Godwin. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Margurite Pauline Murphy
Margurite Pauline Murphy, 83, of Crossett died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born January 17, 1917, to John E. and Syleathe Annie Walser Carter in Ashley County, she worked as an inspector at Chase Bag Company for ten years and was a member of the Wallers Chapel Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Frank Carter, and her husband, German Murphy.
Survivors include a daughter, Margurite Murphy; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy Nute and Jessie Carter; a sister and brother-in-law, Ione and Luke Clark, all of Crossett; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the Wallers Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Pat Wilkerson officiating. Pallbearers were Colvin Shivers, Steven and Jason Carter, Jonathan Moss, Jim Towers and Mike Avery. Honorary pallbearers were George Murphy, Bobby Jenkins, Lexie Rickman, Lemmie Miller, Charles Barnett, Jerry Lynn Swan, Jimmy Murphy and Bobby Glen Murphy. Burial followed services at the Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Mattie Burgess
Mrs. Mattie Burgess, 82, of Parkdale, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg. Mrs. Burgess was a native of Wilmot, a resident of Parkdale for most of her life, a homemaker, and a member of the Parkdale United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bishop & Effie Simons Matheny; a sister and a brother.
She is survived by her husband, Houston "Red" Burgess of Parkdale; a daughter, Barbara Boyce of Van Alstyne, TX; a brother, Boyd H. Matheny of Powell, TN; a sister, Laura Maxwell of Crossett; a grandson, Mike A. Lamberth of Austin, TX; two great-grandsons, Rayan & Dylan Lamberth and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Friday, March 10, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Rev. John Henley officiating. Pallbearers were Ralph Sewell, Louis Burgess, Ricky Maxwell, Charles Burgess, Sammy Burgess and Mike Lambert. Interment followed services at the Parkdale Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207.

Mrs. Bayda Hill Lawrence
Mrs. Bayda Hill Lawrence, 96, of Portland, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Mrs. Lawrence was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Portland since 1985 and a resident of Boydell for many years. She was a homemaker, a retired teacher, a member of the Portland Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the
Eastern Star, Delta Chapter 571. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Lawrence, in 1997; a son, Joseph Lavern Lawrence in 1984; her parents, Jess & Amzie Smith Hill; a sister, Hazel Hill; a brother, Carlton Hill and an infant sister.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. Robert Lawrence and his wife, Dian, of Jonesboro and Carlton "Buddy" Lawrence and his wife, Mary, of Portland; a daughter, Mary Beth Kelley and her husband, Ray, of Dermott; two sisters, Mildred Dew and Anna Jo Farrar, both of Crossett; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 9, at the Portland Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Selby and Rev. Ricky Burke officiating. Pallbearers were Ron Miller, H. T. Cunningham, Bill Dew, Earl Farrar, Neal Farrar and Ben Lawrence, Jr. Interment followed services at the Trafalgar Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to
the Trafalgar Cemetery, c/o Mr. Ben Lawrence, 859 Ashley 105, Montrose, AR 71658.

Lois Franklin Moyers
Lois Eva Franklin Moyers, 76, of Hamburg, widow of Hugh Curry "Doc" Moyers, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Born July 4, 1923, near Berea to the late Chester A. and Mittie Belle Dickson Franklin, she was a homemaker and a retired nutrition aide for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Snyder, the Colonel Francis Vivian Brooking chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Captain Charles Schreiner chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marcella Franklin Stone and Mary Alice Franklin Dace, and a brother, Charles Hugh Franklin.
Survivors include a son, David Moyers and wife Carol of Hamburg; a daughter, Mary Lea Rieck and husband Peter of Martinez, GA; three brothers-in-law, T. E Moyers of Snyder, A. P. "Bud" Moyers of Lake Village and Donald Dace of Heber Springs; a sister-in-law, Ann Franklin of Mobile, AL; four grandsons, Michael Moyers of Hamburg and John, Andy and Stephen Rieck of Martinez, GA; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Rose Rieck of Martinez, GA, as well as her nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Hamburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Billy R. Carpenter officiating. Grandsons and great-nephews Brad Shiver, Jeff Carpenter, and George, Bill, Trey and Greg Moyers served as pallbearers. Burial followed services at the Mount Olive Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Memorials may be made to the Mount Olive Cemetery Association, c/o Linda Shiver, 213 James Stone Road, Hamburg, AR 71646, the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Higginbotham, 518 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Fellowship Baptist Church, c/o Mary Francis Allen, 170 Ashley Road 912, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Thelma Atkinson
Thelma Atkinson, 77, of Camden died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at the Ouachita County Medical Center. She was retired from Hurley Press and was a member of the Hillside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, U. L. "Shorty" Atkinson.
Survivors are two daughters, Betty Carter of Crossett and Linda Meeks of Camden; two sisters, Edna Mae Barrett of Vandervoort and Lucille Duncan of Cove; a brother, Jackie Smedley of Hatfield; four grandchildren, Angela Terrell of Pine Bluff, Brent Stafford of Camden, Shannon Hawkins of Woodstock, VA, and Daniel Lyons of Garland, TX; and three great-grandchildren, Kohly and Keesa Hawkins of Woodstock, VA, and Gage Terrell of Pine Bluff.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, in the Hillside Baptist church with burial following 3 p.m. services at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove. Arrangements were by Proctor Funeral Home of Camden.

Mr. Udell A. Chadwick
Mr. Udell A. Chadwick, 80, of Hamburg died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Crossett and a resident of the Shiloh community outside Hamburg for the past 40 years, he was a retired farmer and an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member and Sunday School teacher, and for many years, directed the Sunday School at the Shiloh Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Katty Reid Chadwick; a grandson, Bryan Bain Chadwick; a brother, T. B. Chadwick; and a sister, Betty Chavis.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Gwen McDougald Chadwick of Hamburg; two sons, Max Chadwick and wife Sandy of Hamburg and Dennis Chadwick and wife June of Crossett; a sister, Jeanell Emory of Hamburg; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and eleven step-great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Shiloh Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmy Bates, Mike Titsworth and Ed Gulledge officiating. Pallbearers will be Jim Stephenson, Roger Chavis, Marion and Hershel Kelley, Chad Higginbotham and Mark McDougald. Honorary pallbearers will be Dean, Wayne, Charles and Bobby Chadwick, Roger, Norwood and Ronnie McDougald, Downey Bowden, Royce, Wesley and Mike Harville, and Richie and Freddie Emory. Burial will follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Josh Cunningham
Mr. Josh Cunningham, 70, of Fountain Hill died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was a native and a resident of Fountain Hill for most of his life, a former resident of Clarksdale, Mississippi, and he was a retired electrician and a member of the Zion United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Charlene Cunningham, in 1994 and his parents, Gus & Georgia Mae Crabtree Cunningham.
Survivors include three sons, Edward, Roger and Carl Cunningham all of Fountain Hill; two daughters, Sherry G. Maxwell of Fountain Hill and Patricia Sury of Houston, TX; three brothers, Ben Cunningham of Winnsboro, LA, Earl Cunningham of Monticello and Lloyd Cunningham of Baskin, LA; two sisters, Margaret Whitsit of Monticello and Margie Thomas of Napa, CA; seven grandchildren, Jimmy Langley, Michael Cunningham, Cassie Maxwell, Kevin Maxwell, Melissa Cunningham, Amanda & Shelby Smith; and two great-grandchildren Amber & Kristopher Langley.
Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the Zion United Methodist Church with Revs. Pat Wilkerson and Lane Amos officiating. Pallbearers were to be Scott Strickland, David Kinney, Harrison Shaver, Jr., Justin & Ronnie Pennington and Joe Chaney. Interment was to follow services at the Zion Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Amanda Jo Fuller
Mrs. Amanda Jo Fuller, 92, of Montrose, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Mrs. Fuller was a native of Ashley County; a resident of Boydell and Montrose for most of her life, a homemaker, a member of the Boydell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Q. A. Fuller in 1982, her parents, David Benjamin & Amanda Miles Hollis Reynolds, a brother and a sister.
Survivors include three sons, Leon, John and Dewayne Fuller all of Houston, TX; three daughters, Zada Warren of Houston, TX, Nora Bawcom of Parkdale and Bobbie Higginbotham of Hamburg; a brother, Dave Bradford Reynolds of Jerome; a sister, Verdell Matthews of Lake Village; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the Montrose Baptist Church with Revs. Larry Donaldson & E. W. Ricks officiating. Pallbearers were to be Johnny & Gary Matthews, Glenn Reynolds, Ricky Russell, Henry Greer and Dale Bates. Interment was to follow services at the Trafalgar Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Montrose Baptist Church, 209 W. Oak Street, Montrose, AR 71658 or to the Trafalgar Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Ben Lawrence, 859 Ashley Road 105, Montrose, AR 71658.

Alta Mable Lewis Jeffress
Alta Mable Lewis Jeffress, 92, of Crossett died Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Hamburg Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born August 9, 1907, to David Oscar and Carrie McDonald Lewis in Jonesboro, LA, she was a teacher for 37 years, a life member of the Arkansas and national Retired Teachers Associations, a member of the Louisiana Tech University Alumni since 1934, and a member of the United Methodist Women and the First United Methodist Church of Crossett. She was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, and her husband, Jewell M. Jeffress.
Survivors include a special nephew, John David Allen of Crossett; three great-nephews, David, Donald and Calvin Allen, and many other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett with Rev. Larry Williams. Burial followed services at the Unity Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Katlynn Jane Kelley
Katlynn Jane Kelley, four months, of Crossett died Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. The infant was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Bill King, Don Amerson, Johnny Kelley and Martha Combs.
Survivors are her father, Jimmy Don Kelley, and her mother, Krystal Graves, both of Crossett; a sister, Morgan Marie Kelley of Crossett; her grandparents, Nancy Barnett of Crossett, Gary "Pee Pee" Graves of Monticello, Telford and Patricia Norman of Hamburg, and Jimmy C. and Janet Kelley of Fountain Hill; and her great-grandparents, Geneva King and Edith Amerson.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Rolfe Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Carlton White and Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Kelly Menendez, Todd Shaw, B J. King and Heath King. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Lillian Marie McDaniel
Lillian Marie McDaniel, 81, of Crossett, formerly of Harrell, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born March 24, 1918, in Bradley County to the late Pate and Fronie Journey Davis, she was a homemaker and a member of the Union Grove Assembly of God. She married Floyd McDaniel on May 16, 1936, and he died June 13, 1962.
Survivors are two daughters, Nina Gilbert and Betty Jane Hooks, both of Crossett; a brother, C. R. Davis of Camden; two sisters, Bertha Davis of Hampton and Ida Mae Heath of Harrell; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Union Grove Assembly of God in Cleveland County with Rev. Moss officiating. Pallbearers included Ronnie Davis, John Parker, Randy Heath, Emmett Parker, Hershel Parker and Pete Heath. Burial followed services at the Union Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

Rose Rice
Rose Rice, 71, of Shreveport, LA, formerly of Crossett, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Schumpert-Dubuis Hospital in Shreveport. Born July 27, 1928, to Darrell Lee and Etta Meeks Smith in Milo, she was a member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lee Ann Sowyers, and her husband, Kenneth Owen Rice.
Survivors are two sons, Ronnie Owen Rice and Bruce Rice; a daughter, Jo Ann Rice, all of Shreveport; three grandchildren, David Owen Dvorshock, Wayne Allen Rice and Stephanie Brook Rice; two great-grandchildren and two nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with Rev. Roy Craig officiating. Pallbearers were Donald Chance, Joe Barnett, Calvin Fletcher, Jimmy Meeks, Dennis Barnett and Gary Wayne Smith. Burial followed services at the Simms Cemetery.

Ora Lee Smith
Ora Lee Smith, 66, of Kansas City, KS, formerly of Wilmot, died Tuesday, February 28, 2000, in Kansas City. She was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Kansas City for the past two years, a homemaker and a member of the Rising Star Baptist Church.
Survivors are her husband, Norman Smith; two sons, Herbert Smith of Wilmot and Kenneth Woods of Kansas City, KS; two daughters, Regina Smith of Minneapolis, MN, and Margaret Bolton of Kansas City, KS; two sisters, Mary Lou Brown and Lucille Strickland of Wilmot; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Union Baptist Church in Wilmot with Rev. David Green officiating. Pallbearers were to be Herbert Smith, Kenneth Woods, Norman Bolton, Kenneth Woods, Jr., Marcus Wilson, Mario Wilson, Marton Wilson and Michael Wilson. Burial was to follow services at the Walnut Grove, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Roosevelt "Bo" Vines, Sr.
Mr. Roosevelt (Bo) Vines, Sr. 65, of Parkdale, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Mr. Vines was a native of Rayville, LA a life-long resident of Parkdale, a mechanic and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal & Anna Lee Langley Vines; a sister, Christine Vail; and two brothers, Doyle & Harold Vines.
He is survived by two sons, Billy Vines, Jr., and Carlton Vines of Parkdale; a daughter, Doris Hammond of Wilmot; two sisters, Estelle Cossey of Parkdale and Eddie Lee Vail of El Dorado; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services and interment were at 10 a.m., Monday, March 6, at the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Harry Noble officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Ron Miller, Stevie Hammond, J. D. Grice, J.D. Grice, Jr., Jack McManus and Bobby Vail. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Glenda Wells, P.O. Box 104, Parkdale, AR 71661.
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Mr. Cordell Edward Williams
Mr. Cordell Edward Williams, 88, of Crossett died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at his home. A life long resident of Ashley County, he was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Denell Williams; his parents, Starling and Julia Taylor Williams; four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors are a son, Robert Earl Williams of Richmond, CA; two stepsons, Glenn Frinch of Richmond, CA, and Donald Frinch of Washington; and two daughters, Judy Pray of Clinton, IA and Vertis Prescott Wright of Chicago, IL.
Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Thursday March 9, in the Gates Chapel A. M. E. Church with Revs. Tryone Broomfield and Fred Starling officiating. Burial will follow services at the Siloan Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Syble Dennis
Mrs. Syble Dennis, 93, of Parkdale died Friday, February 25, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Lake Village. Mrs. Dennis was a native of Higdon, a resident of Parkdale since 1939 and a homemaker. She was a member of the Parkdale Baptist Church and she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Dennis, in 1993 and her parents, Alfred & Cora Chilton Tackett.
Survivors include by two nieces, Kaye Burcham of Brandon, MS, and Clair Criswell of Greenville, MS, and a great-niece, Leasa Watkins of Southaven, MS.
Grave-side funeral services and interment were 2 p.m., Sunday, February 27, in the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Harry Noble officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Parkdale Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Glenda Wells, P.O. Box 104, Parkdale, AR 71661.

Mr. Jerry Edwards
Mr. Jerry Edwards, 77, of Snyder, died Saturday, February 26, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Birmingham, AL; a resident of the Snyder community for the past two years and a resident of Lake Village for most of his life. He was a retired farmer and retired from the State Highway Department. He was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Lake Village. He was preceded in death by a daughter; Rebecca Ann Edwards Brake; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his parents; Austin & Deora Lee Thomas Edwards; three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Hazel Perry Edwards of Snyder; seven sons, Jerry Carlton Edwards, Jr. of Minden, LA, Martin Don Edwards of Bastrop, LA, Terry Wayne Edwards of Shawdaloo, LA, Kenneth Edwards of Hamburg, Eddie Edwards of Dermott, Robert Edwards of Lake Village and John Edwards of Snyder; four daughters, Jeanette Hutchinson of Tillar, Nancy Williamson of Portland, Linda Roberts of Hamburg and Annette Jones of Lake Village; a foster son, David Day of Bastrop, LA; two brothers, Charles E. & Donald Edwards, both of Magnolia; one sister, Virginia Grice of Parkdale; 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 29, in the Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Ronnie Garrett and Rev. Phillip Payne officiating. Pallbearers were to be grandsons Donnie, Carlton, Jody, Kennon, Ronnie Jamie & Joey Edwards and Scooter Morphis. Honorary pallbearers were to be Ronald Clifton Edwards, Jamie Scroggins, Trey Jones, Kevin Day, Rusty & Dewayne Edwards and Dewayne McMickle. Interment was to follow services in the Oak Grove Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Virgie Mae Ellis
Mrs. Virgie Mae Ellis, 71, of Crossett died Saturday, February 19,2000, at the Southeast Arkansas Medical Center in El Dorado. Mrs. Ellis was a native of Colquitt, LA, and a member of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church. She was proceeded in death by one son, James E. Ellis, Jr.; her parents, Matthew and Fannie Taylor Chetham; and two brothers, Jessie and Sylvester Chetham.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Ellis of Crossett; six sons: William Glenn and David Ellis of Crossett, Willie and Charles Ellis of Detroit, MI, Cleveland Ellis of Little Rock, and Carlos Ellis of Memphis, TN.; one daughter, Cheryl Walker of Crossett, and one adopted daughter, Sheila D. Wallace; one brother, Rochell Ellis of Detroit, MI; three sisters: Louise Jones of Crossett and Helen Newton and Lovie Bush, both of Flint, MI; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Byron Bess officiating. Pallbearers were Andre Ellis, Billy Ellis, Derrick Ellis, Ferrial Ellis, Marcus Ellis and Rochelle Ellis. Honorary pallbearers were Nathaniel Blake, Joe Green, Charles Moore and Clarence Steel. Interment was in the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. Charles H. Franklin
Mr. Charles H. Franklin, 57, of Hamburg died Friday, February 25, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Amity and a resident of Hamburg since 1966. He received his bachelor's degree from the Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and his master's degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg and taught vocational agriculture at Hamburg High School for 34 years until retiring in January. He was a member of the American Agriculture Teachers Association, past president and vice president of the Arkansas Agriculture Teachers Association and a recipient of the Arkansas Vocational Agriculture Teacher of the Year award. He was a member and sponsor of the Future Farmers of America since 1956. He was the founding sponsor for the Project Pals mentoring program in Arkansas. He was the recipient of the Hamburg Area Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year award for 1999. He was the bus driver, trainer and statistician for the Hamburg Athletic Department for most of his career in Hamburg as well as a hunter safety instructor for many years. Mr. Franklin was instrumental in starting the Dixie Baseball Program in Hamburg, and he was a member of the Hamburg Baseball Commission and the Hamburg Parks and Recreation Commission. He was a district commissioner for the Dixie Youth Baseball, and he was instrumental in starting the girls softball program in Hamburg where there is a girls softball field named in his honor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Jessie Chancellor Franklin; three brothers, Joe, Roland & Jimmy Franklin; and a sister, Nancy Caldonia Franklin. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Pendergrass Franklin; a son, Ted Lee Franklin and his wife, Alicia; a daughter, Kathy Ann Franklin and her friend, Tuan Anh Tran and a granddaughter, Rhiannon Franklin, all of Hamburg; a brother, Lloyd Franklin of Houston, TX; four sisters, Alice Price of Mt. Ida, and Louise Franklin, Brinda Franklin and Linda Watts all of Roseboro and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 26, at the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Richie Emory, Jack McDonald, Marty Martin, Bob Davis, Johnny McMurry, Tommy Hollis, Todd Callaway and Teddy Hickman. Honorary pallbearers were Max Dyson, Shawn Higginbotham, Wardell Washington and the Hamburg High School coaching staff. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Charles H. Franklin Scholarship, Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Dot Higginbotham, 518 S. Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Marilyn Hiatt Hudgens
Marilyn Hiatt Hudgens, 73, of Crossett died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born January 19, 1927, in Gillham to Toney and Pearl Goodwin Hiatt, she was a former business owner, office manager and bookkeeper for many years in Crossett. She was treasurer for the City of Crossett in the early 1970s. Also, she was a member, elder and deacon of the Presbyterian Church of Crossett where she served as choir director and organist for 45 years. She taught private music lessons locally for many years. Mrs. Hudgens organized the Crossett chapter of the League of Women Voters, was president of the state organization and treasurer of the national organization. She helped organize the first genealogical society in Crossett and the first community chorus and was a founding member of the Crossett Players where she directed and was associated with many plays and musicals.
Survivors are her husband, Robert H. Hudgens of Crossett; a son, Randy Hudgens of College Station, TX; two daughters, Leslie Hill of Crossett and Susan Mullins of San Antonio, TX; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 26, in the Presbyterian Church of Crossett with Dr. George Wortham and Robin Allen officiating. Pallbearers were Scott, Bob and Bain Young, Andy Hill, Mike Mott and Mike McDaniels. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Vonnie Laverne Maxwell
Vonnie Laverne "Honey" Maxwell of Monticello was born April 25, 1925, in Drew County. She died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Drew Memorial Hospital at the age of 74 years. She was a retired secretary-bookkeeper for the University of Arkansas-Monticello, a member of Eastern Star and a member of First Baptist Church of Monticello. She was the daughter of the late C.I. Burchfield and Lula Stone Burchfield.
Survivors include her husband, Louis Maxwell of Monticello; two daughters, Margaret Edney of Crossett and Betty Lou McFarland of Searcy; one sister, Inez Harriman of Oxford, MS; three grandsons and three great grandchildren.
Funeral service were at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed services at the Oakland Cemetery.

Mr. Credell Polite
Mr. Credell Polite, 94, of Portland died Friday, February 25, 2000, at the Beverly Healthcare of Hamburg. Mr. Polite was a lifelong resident of Portland, a retired farmer and a member of the Portland #2 Baptist Church. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Willie and Hedia Polite, three brothers and eight sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Hattie Mae Polite of Hamburg; and a nephew, Junior Simpson of Crossett.
Funeral services will Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m. in the Portland #2 Baptist Church with the Rev. Albert Fenceroy officiating. Interment was in the Portland #2 Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mr. William Radford
Mr. William Radford, 45, of Helena died Friday, February 18, 2000, in Helena. Mr. Radford was a native of Crossett, a teacher in the Helena District for the past 18 years, and a member of the Beautiful Zion Baptist Church of Helena.
He is survived by two sons, Brady and William A. Radford, both of Nashville, TN; two daughters, Nakita Radford of Terrell, TX, and Rhateische Radford of Tacoma, WA; his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Jessie Radford, Sr., of Crossett; one brother, Jessie Radford, Jr., of Hope; two sisters, Mary Martin of Crossett and Carol Brow of Monroe, LA; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday, February 23, at 4:00 p.m. in Helena with the Rev. L.T. Mapp officiating. Interment was in the Ryles Chapel Cemetery on February 24 at 1:00 p.m., directed by Stephens Funeral Home of West Helena.

Maude Senn Ferrell
Maude Senn Ferrell, 87, of Warren died Friday, February 18, 2000, at the Lakeside Rehabilitation Center in Lake Village. Born September 16, 1912, at Sumpter to the late Walter and Nicie Pope Senn, she was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Fellowship Church. She married Bernard B. Ferrell April 13, 1940, and he died September 11, 1984. She was also preceded in death by a son, Walter Ferrell; a stepmother, Alice Senn; a brother, Harmon Senn; and a sister, Margie Willis.
Survivors are two sons, Louis Ferrell of Fussa, Japan, and Phillip Ferrell of Mountain View; two daughters, Patricia South of Chaney, WA, and Vickie Barrett of Portland; a brother, George Senn of Jersey; seven sisters, Eva Lou Ferrell, Carmen Campbell, Athleen Hines and Sarah Carter of Warren, Una Miller of Pine Bluff, Mary Frisby of Fort Smith and Linnie Mae Connor of Bryan, TX; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 21, in the Christian Fellowship Church in Warren with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Lawana Mann was pianist. Pallbearers were Allen Ferrell, Billy Massey, Wayne Steadman, James Temple, Don Stuard and James E. Smith.
Burial followed services at the Smyrna Cemetery, directed by Frazer's Funeral Home of Warren.

Thomas C. Hunter
Thomas C. Hunter, 65, of Crossett died Saturday, February 19, 2000, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Born October 2, 1934, to Grafton Pinson and Lula Marinda Holt Hunter in Coffeeville, MS, he was an U. S. Army veteran who served in Germany. He retired from the Georgia-Pacific tissue mill after 33 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Arkansas Trace Hunting Club and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Hunter Outlaw.
Survivors are his wife of 41 years, Pat Hunter; a son, Thomas C. Hunter, Jr., and a daughter, Felicia Outlaw, all of Crossett; two brothers, Percy Hunter of Coldwater, TN, and Leroy Hunter of Crossett; a sister, Marie Walker of Water Valley, MS; and a grandson, Patric Outlaw of Crossett
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, in the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Burial followed services at the Pine Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Mr. Morris Wyatt Kervin
Mr. Morris Wyatt Kervin, 73, of Natchez, MS, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at his home in Natchez where he had lived for the past four years. He was a native of Natchez and a former resident of Parkdale, New Orleans, and Shreveport, LA. He was a Certified Public Accountant, an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Parkdale Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, D. D. and Velma Tisdale Kervin, and two brothers, Dale and Virgil E. Kervin.
Survivors are two brothers, Rex G. Kervin of Rayville, LA, and George M. Kervin of Midlothian, TX; two sisters, Mary Virginia Looney of Dallas, TX, and Jeannette Dickey of Natchez; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, at Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg. Grave-side services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, at the Parkdale Cemetery with Rev. Harry Noble officiating.

Famous "Porkchop" Pickins
Famous "Porkchop" Pickins, 70, of Crossett died Saturday, February 12, 2000, at the Leisure Lodge. He was born March 29, 1929, in Homer, LA, and was a retired cook.
Survivors are a daughter, Kathy Lewis of Las Vegas, NV; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Childs of Crossett; three brothers, Willie D. and Edgar Battle of Las Vegas and Willie Battle of Houston, TX; a sister, Pearl Battle of Los Angeles, CA; and three grandchildren. Grave-side services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 19, at the Forrest Grove Cemetery in Homer, LA, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Beverly Ann Poss Price
Beverly Ann Poss Price, 66, of Shreveport, LA, died Monday, February 21, 2000. She was born September 14, 1933, in Oklahoma City, OK, and lived in Warren and Hamburg until moving to Monroe, LA, in 1992. She relocated to Shreveport last spring to live near her youngest son and his family. She was the oldest child of a Methodist minister, born to the late Thomas Gaston and Hazel Meek Poss. She married the late Gordon Stephens Price of Cornersville in 1953. She was active in her church and community through the years.
Survivors are two sons, Stephen Price of Hattiesburg and Keith Price of Shreveport; five grandchildren, William and Thomas Price of Hattiesburg, Brittany Rae Price of Greenwood, IN, and Emily Marien and Ryan Price of Shreveport; two brothers, Richard Poss of Monroe and John Poss of Little Rock; three nieces and three nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation was planned for 5:30-8:30 Tuesday, February 22, in the Frazier Funeral Home in Warren. Funeral services were planned for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, in the First United Methodist Church in Warren with burial following at the Prosperity Methodist Church in Pansy.

Mr. Ruben Salazar
Mr. Ruben Salazar, 40, of Hamburg died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, in Desha County as the result of a logging accident. A native of Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, he had lived in Hamburg for the past year and was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He was a saw operator for Moyers Logging of Montrose.
Survivors include his wife, Silvia Cuellar Salazar; two sons, Rene and Louis Salazar; a daughter, Rosi Salazar; his father, Miguel Salazar; four sisters, Flora, Aida, Ines and Martha Salazar, all of Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico; four brothers, Juan Salazar and Manuel of Sialo and Guadalupe and Blas Salazar of Hamburg.
Rosary services were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 20, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with a funeral mass at 4 p.m. with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Interment will be Friday, February 25, in the Silao Cemetery in Mexico, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mrs. Ione M. Scott
Funeral services for Mrs. Ione M. Scott, 90, of Farmerville, LA, were at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2000, at the Farmerville First Baptist Church with Bro. David Martin officiating. Burial followed at the Farmerville City Cemetery with arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home.
Mrs. Scott, who died Wednesday, February 16, 2000, was a native of Ashley County, a retired secretary for the State Department of Public Welfare, a member of the Farmerville First Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School Class, a charter member of the Union General Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a Girl Scout leader with the Silver Waters Girl Scout Council. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack H. Scott, and a daughter, Jackie Jean Fischer.
Survivors are a son, Jimmy Scott and wife Beth of Spearsville, LA, a daughter, Becky Damschen and husband Harv of Roseburg, OR; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Joe Schick, Stein Baughman, Jr., Fred Stewart, Dewitt Crow, Ted Lamprich and Wayne Giddens.

Hilda Pauline Little White
Hilda Pauline Little White, 80, of Crossett died Saturday, February 19, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born May 26, 1919, to Armon and Rosa Lee Taunton Little, she was a homemaker and a member of the Beech Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim White.
Survivors are two daughters, Barbara Wesson of Blytheville and Cheryl Wilcoxon of Crossett; three brothers, Raymond Little of Strong, Cortez Little of Farmerville, LA, and Murphy Little of Crossett; two sisters, Avis White and Annie White, both of Crossett; five grandchildren, Jim Wesson of Harlingen, TX, David Wesson of Hamburg, Barry and Bryan Wilcoxon of Plaquemine, LA, and Brad Wilcoxon of Flagstaff, AZ; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, February 21, in the Beech Street Baptist Church with Revs. Bob Vest and Gayle Riles officiating. Pallbearers were Jim and David Wesson, Barry, Brad and Bryan Wilcoxon and Ben White. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Memorials may be made to the Beech Street Baptist Church, 500 Beech Street, Crossett, AR 71635.

Brandon Ryan Ashcroft
Brandon Ryan Ashcroft, infant son of Rev. David and Terry Anthony Ashcroft of Grady, died Monday, February 7, 2000, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
Survivors in addition to his parents are three brothers, Dylan, Matthew and Christian Lukas Ashcroft; his maternal grandparents, Sonny and Sue Anthony of Crossett; his paternal grandparents, Herman and Willie Ashcroft of Hot Springs; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 12, at the Zion Cemetery with Revs. F. Gladwin Connell and Pat Wilkerson officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Mary Holland Deal
Mary Holland Deal, 94, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000. She was the widow of Jesse J. Deal. They lived in Fountain Hill until recent years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill and a homemaker. Other than her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, A.B. and Minnie Holland; two brothers, Joel Holland and Buren Holland; and one sister, Lorene Sims.
Survivors include one son, Conrad Deal of Warren; three daughters, Frances Cleveland of Maumelle, Jo Ann Phillips and Jean Kilcrease of Crossett; two sisters, Clyda Fay Welsh of Cherry Log, GA, and Madge King of Crossett; two brothers, Pierson Holland of Lucas, Ohio, and Charles F. Holland of Oceanside, CA; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Fountain Hill with the Reverend Bill Elton officiating. Burial followed at Flat Creek Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons Mark Deal, Terry Phillips, Kevin Kilcrease, Kent Kilcrease, David Cleveland, John Denton and Neal Phillips. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Fountain Hill or to a favorite charity.

Mrs. Mable Lee Edwards
Mrs. Mable Lee Edwards, 87, of Wilmot died Monday, February 7, 2000, at Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop, LA. Mrs. Edwards was a lifelong resident of Wilmot, a retired school teacher and farmer and a member of Shady Grove A.M.E. Church. She retired from teaching after 36 years and farming after 50 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Marie Watt of Wilmot, a grandson, Dewayne Watt of Wilmot, and a host of other relatives.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Shady Grove A.M.E. with the Rev. Nolan Watson officiating. Pallbearers were David Hill, Andrew Metcalf, Lorenzo Woods, William Jackson, Curtis Hillary and Charles Raino. Honorary pallbearers were Warren Fenceroy, William Wood, John Perkins and Cain Wilder.
Interment was in the Gospel Temple Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home.

Mr. Martin Gutierrez
Mr. Martin Gutierrez, 26, of Hamburg died Tuesday, February 8, 2000, in Desha County. He was a native of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, a resident of Hamburg for the past three months, a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, and a saw operator for Lauhon Logging Company.
Survivors include his wife, Ofelia Medrano Gutierrez; a son, Martin Guadalupe Gutierrez Medrano; a daughter, Carmela Gutierrez Medrano; his parents, Juvencio and Maria Gutierrez; six brothers, Juan Francisco, Miguel Antonio, Pascual, Bernardino, Juan Jose and Marcus Gutierrez; and two sisters, Rosalena and Belen Gutierrez, all of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.
A funeral mass was at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 13, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Father Neil Pezzulo officiating. Interment will be February 18 in the Municipal Horte Cemetery in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Hazel Eujenior Hayes
Hazel Eujenior Hayes, 89, of Crossett died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Crossett Leisure Lodge. She was born on Nov. 27, 1910, to Rufus and Mary Glover Rice in Bradley County. Mrs. Hayes was a homemaker and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Terry Hines, and a great-grandson, Dakota Hines.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Luther Hayes of Crossett; two sons, Sammie Joe Hayes of Warren and Rex Hayes of Branson, MO; one daughter, Denver Jeffers of Crossett; 10 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Jones Funeral Home chapel in Crossett with the Revs. Wayman Mann and John Reed officiating. Pallbearers were Marty, Greg, and Bruce Hayes and Dennis, Tony and Donnie Hines. Honorary pallbearers were Mitchell Greeenwood, Lavern Rice, Bill Watson, Robert Nichols, Dale Taylor, Otis Brady, Tency Schilders, John C., Bobby, Danny and Carl Jeffers and Sean Grisham. Burial followed services at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Jason William Bonnell
Jason William Bonnell, 22, of 2423 Delane Avenue, Waterloo, IA, died January 15, 2000, in Marietta, GA. He was born November 25, 1977, in Mansfield, Ohio, to Tom and Shari Pistole Bonnell and was employed by McLeod Cable Company of Cedar Rapids, IA. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William "Billy" Pistole, and his great-grandfather, William C. Pistole, Sr.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Gerald and Shari Weiland of Waterloo; his father and stepmother, Tom and Deb Bonnell of Hampton, GA; a sister, Kristi Bonnell and nieces Sydney and Sierra of Bluffton, Ohio; stepsisters, Cami Weiland and Ginny Niedert, three nieces and a nephew of Waterloo; his maternal grandparents, Mary and Deke Deklyn of Mansfield, Ohio; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Helen Bonnell of Columbus Grove, Ohio; and his great-grandmother, Doris Pistole of Coralville, IA. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. in the Church Lutheran Church at 234 Hackett Road, Waterloo, IA.

Nelle D. Byrd
Nelle D. Byrd, 93, died September 3, 1999, at Richland, WA. Born in Hamburg, August 3, 1906, to Herbert and Stella Wells Davis, she moved to the Tri Cities area of Washington with her husband in 1944. She worked for the Office of Price Administration during World War II and then worked for the Richland School District until she retried in 1971. She was very involved with the Richland Senior Citizens Center and the Senior Companion Program and was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary and the Richland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Byrd, in 1965.
Survivors are her children, Betty S. Arey and husband Ted of West Richland, James R. Byrd and wife Catherine of Tucson, AZ, Michael J. Byrd and wife Lynn of Richland and Judy B. Kophs and husband Stan of Richland; 12 grandchildren, Bruce, Sean and Marc Arey, John and James Byrd, Kelly Stell, Matthew, Michael and Mary Kylie Byrd, Dawn Simmelink and Christopher and Jaime Hawkins; 13 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mable Foote and Hazel Lewis; and a brother, Herbert Davis.
Grave-side services were held in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland. Memorials may be made to the Tri Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick WA 99336.

Mrs. Helen Hooker Dunn
Mrs. Helen Hooker Dunn, 91, of Hamburg died Wednesday, February 2, 2000, at the Ashley County Medical Center. A native of DeWitt who had lived in Hamburg since 1949, she was a homemaker and a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Dunn; her parents, Robert Carl and Jennie Etta Vawters Hooker; a brother, Robert Hooker; and a sister, Ollie Nora Dempsy.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, two step-grandchildren, Lois McDaniel and Everett McCullough of Hamburg; two step-great-grandchildren, Tammy Penervelle of Ashland City, TN, and Martin Pennington of Bastrop; and three step-great-great-grandchildren, Jackie and Joe Coleman of Ashland City, and Martin Pennington, Jr., of Bastrop.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 5, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Hamburg with Revs. Travis Roberts and Joey Meredith officiating. Pallbearers were Mike Chain, Jimmy and Jim Hemphill, Thomas Coker, Gary Massey and Raymond Garner. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery.

Amon Morris Herrington
Amon Morris Herrington, 78, of Crossett died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at his home. Born July 22, 1921, in Crossett to Abner Morris and Fannie Barnett Herrington, he was a painter and was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Curtis, Robert and Roy Herrington.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Herrington; a son, Morris Herrington and wife Tina; three brothers, Edward and Billy Joe Herrington, all of Crossett, and Gerald Herrington of Monroe, LA; seven sisters, Estelle Chandler, Essie Fay Meyer and Frances Blissett of Crossett, Rose Lee White and Reathea Laws of Little Rock, Jessie Mae Harvey of Bogalusa, LA, and Sybil Standridge of Clinton; two grandchildren, Whitney and Courtney Herrington of Crossett; and 44 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 3, at Jarvis Chapel Baptist Church with Gayle Riles officiating. Pallbearers were Keith, James, Kevin, Robbie, Joey and Harry Harrington and Ronald Dean Forrest. Honorary pallbearers were Hayden and Johnny Hennington, Sonny and Ronnie Anthony and Jeff Smith. Burial followed services at Crossroads Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Cleveland King, Jr.
Cleveland King, Jr., 41, of Crossett died Saturday, January 29, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care of Crossett. A life-long resident of Ashley County, he was a construction worker and member of the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ. He was preceded in death by his father, Cleveland King, Sr.
Survivors are his mother, Johnnie Bell King of Crossett; four brothers, Dewayne Franklin and Kenneth King of San Jose, CA, Wardell King of Houston, TX, and Robert King of Crossett; and two sisters, Marsha Miller of Pine Bluff and Magdalene King of Oak Ridge, LA.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, February 4, in the Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ with Bishop R. E. Matheney officiating. Pallbearers were Ricky Matheney, Chuck Brown, Chris Duke, Alonzo "Pete" Harris, Joe Monroe and Anthony Danzy. Burial followed services at the Westview Cemetery, directed by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ben Franklin Pickle
Ben Franklin Pickle, 54, of Crossett died Monday, January 31, 2000, at his home. A life-long resident of Crossett, he was a house mover, an U. S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era, and a member of Jarvis Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lula Harold Pickle and a brother, Harvey Pickle.
Survivors are a stepson, Shannon and wife Janice Martin of Searcy; two daughters, Tabitha Jeffrey and Michelle and husband Bruce White of Camden; two brothers, James Pickle of Carmichael, CA, and Jimmy and wife Marty Pickle of Crossett; two sisters, Minnie Atkins and Nancy and husband Doyle Gray of Crossett; a granddaughter and three step-granddaughters.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, in the Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Revs. Don Ward and Ralph Gray officiating. Pallbearers were Carl Gray, Kirk Gray, Bobby "Bo" Powell, Keith Forrest, Woody Forrest and Robert Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers were S. C. Ferrell, Ed Edmonson and members of VFW Post 9360. Burial followed services at the Carlock Cemetery.

James C. Smith
James C. Smith, 92, of Lake Village died Monday, January 31, 2000, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital. Born in Savannah, TN, on April 23, 1907, to the late James C. and Maggie J. Thomas Smith, he was a farmer, had a land clearing business and was a caretaker of the Woodstock Island Hunting Club for 50 years. An avid sportsman and a member of the Lake Village Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by a son, James Christopher "Scooter" Smith in 1968 in Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Marjorie W. Smith of Lake Village; a son, William H. Smith of Lake Village; a daughter, Sherry Copete of Houston, TX; grandchildren Melissa B. and husband Robert McArthur of Portland, Christopher and wife Beverly Boyd of Jackson, MS, Bill, Keith and Bruce Smith of California; great-grandchildren Megan, Shelby and Robert McArthur of Portland and Matt, Jason and Tyler Boyd of Jackson, MS; a brother, Durwood Smith of Mobile, AL; and a sister, Margaret Wright of Mayflower.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, in the Lake Village Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Albritton officiating and with eulogies by State Rep. Sammy Angel and Dean Evans. . Pallbearers were Dean Evans, Sam Angel, Larkin Brown, Bob Neal, Jerry Seamans, and Shanon Talkington. Honorary pallbearers were Red Gearing and Johnny Grassi. Burial followed services at the Lake Village City Cemetery with arrangements by Steele Funeral Home of Lake Village.
Memorials may be made to Exhibit Hope, 8626 Beechcrest, Houston, TX 77083.

William Edward "Buddy" Upshaw
William Edward "Buddy" Upshaw, 54, of Crossett died Sunday, January 30, 2000, at his home. Born October 10, 1945, in Bastrop, LA, to David and Mary Woods Upshaw, he was a back tender for Georgia Pacific Paper Operations and a member of the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Mitch and Darrell Upshaw of Silsbee, TX; a daughter, Dana Upshaw of Crossett; two brothers, Johnny Upshaw of Hermitage and Kevin Upshaw of Eva Dale, TX; a sister, Kim Taylor of Eva Dale, TX; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p. m. Tuesday, February 1, in the West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church with Thad Douglas officiating. Pallbearers were James Coody, Paul McClain, Henry Ray Sowyers, Herman Jackson, Raymond Pitchford, Jimmy Grelly, Floyd Stephenson, Richard Barnett, Buck Fryar and Donny Ray Lowry.
Burial followed services at the Gravel Ridge Cemetery near Hermitage, with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Katie Berry Ware
Mrs. Katie Berry Ware, 89, of Fountain Hill died Sunday, February 6, 2000, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. A native of Hamburg and a life-long resident of Fountain Hill, she was a member of the Fountain Hill Baptist Church and was retired from Burlington Industries. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton L. Ware; her parents, Edward and Susan Anna Odom Berry; two sisters, Vennie Mae Keene and Virgie Haney; a brother, Clifton Berry; and a nephew, Billy Berry.
Survivors include a nephew, Charles Keene of Crossett; two nieces, Lois Haney of Portland, Maine, and Fay Sparks of Zachary, LA; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, in the Fountain Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Elton officiating. Pallbearers were to be Carl Sivils, Dennis Thurman, Kerry Yelvington, Gerald White, Randy Keene and Johnny Kelly. Honorary pallbearers were to be Omer and Sterling White, J. B. Oglesby, Bobby Allison, Leon Roberts, Wayne Burch, V. W. Cason and Bobby Graham. Burial was to follow services at the Flat Creek Cemetery, directed by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Flat Creek Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Kerry Yelvington, 161 Ashley Road 81 East, Hamburg, AR 71646.


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