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Obituaries
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May 13, 2009, 10:29

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MARGARET CHAMBERS
Margaret H. Chambers, 94, of Hamburg, died June 15, 2015 at Ashley County Medical Center. 

Funeral services were June 18 at First Baptist Church of Hamburg, with burial in Hamburg Cemetery. Dr. Bobby Pennington officiated.

She was a former director of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, memorial chairman for the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association of North Ashley County, chairman for the Arkansas Crippled Children, American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. She was a member of Hamburg First Baptist Church where she was in the Esther Sunday school class and taught in the junior department.            

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hamilton Chambers and her parents, John James and Sarah Emerson Hickman.

She is survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were David Streeter, Henry Bierbaum, Kenneth Williams, Jimmy Murphy, Mitchel Taylor, Ralph Parker, William Foote and John Hulette. 

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR or to the Ashley County Library, 211 Lincoln Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


JESSE COOK JR.
Jesse Lee Cook, Jr., 76, of Crossett, died June 18, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Living Word Church of God in Christ, with burial in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Bishop Joe Mason will officiate.

He was a native of Hamburg, a retired construction worker, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Living Word Church of God in Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Lee and Roxie Anna Robinson Cook; two brothers, Jimmy Joe and Sam Cook and a sister, Annie Lou Cook.
He is survived by a son, Jason Cook of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Bridgette Cook of Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Mattie Lou Tucker of Hamburg; a brother, Joe Henry Cook of Malvern and other relatives.

Pallbearers are deacons of Living Word Church of God in Christ.

Cromwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JESSIE HARRIS
Jessie Mae Harris, 90, of Crossett, died June 18, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zion Temple AME Church, with burial in Westview Cemetery. The Rev. Gregory Gyce will officiate.

She was a lifetime resident of Ashley County, a retired CNA from Crossett Health Center and a member of Zion Temple AME Church.    

She was preceded in death by her husband Aaron Harris, Jr.; a son James George and her parents, James Albert and Gertrude Evans George.

She is survived by three sons, Curtis Harris, Aaron Harris III and Larry Harris, all of Crossett; a daughter, Lois Williams of Crossett; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Edgar Johnson, Cornell Brown, Freddie Hargraves, Madison Bailey, Tony Allen and Leondras Simpson.

Cromwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


GLADYS HAWKINS
Gladys Lee Hawkins, 87, of Crossett, died June 10, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Funeral services were June 17 at Gates Chapel AME Church, with burial in Westview Cemetery. The Rev. Harriel White officiated.

She was a lifetime resident of Crossett, a homemaker and a member of Gates Chapel AME Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence T. Hawkins; her parents, John Jr. and Argie Nee Cann Brown; a grandson, Kenneth Black and a brother, Mac Charles “M.C.” Brown.

She is survived by two sons, Clarence Hawkins of Flourissant, Mo. and William Hawkins of Chesterfield, Mo.; two daughters, Gwendolyn Prince of Foristell, Mo. and Sandra Black of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Freddie Hargraves, Cornell Brown, Herman Newton, Larry Taylor, Robert Williams and Eddie Hawkins.

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


BILLY HIGGINBOTHAM
Billy Ray Higginbotham, 59, of Hamburg, died June 17, 2015 at his residence.

Graveside services were June 20 at Trafalgar Cemetery, with Bro. Jimmy Bates officiating.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a carpenter and a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sr. “Bunk” and Barbara Bates Higginbotham.

He is survived by two daughters, Tiffany Crane of Kansas and Tracy Streagle of Alaska; two brothers, Frank Higginbotham of Crossett and Lamar Higginbotham of Hamburg; a sister, Beverly Mosley of Crossett; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dewayne Bussell, Brian Higginbotham, Zachary Higginbotham, Chris Higginbotham, Benji Brooks and Alan Richardson.

Memorials may be made to the Trafalgar Cemetery Association, c/o Ben Lawrence, 859 Ashley 105, Montrose, AR 71658.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


CARRIE HOLLAND
Carrie Janell Holland, 88 of Hamburg, died June 18, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were June 22 at First Baptist Church, with burial in Promise Land Cemetery. Bro. Bob Endel officiated.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of Hamburg Shirt Factory and a member of First Baptist Church.    

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel A. Holland; a son, Samuel Holland, Jr; her parents, William and Julie Morlock Lovett and three brothers, Bill Lovett, Gene Lovett and Carlton Lovett.

She is survived by three sons, Tommy Holland of Watertown, N.Y., William Holland of Hamburg and Allen Holland of Fountain Hill,; a daughter, Mary Savage of Leavenworth, Kan.; a brother, Raymond Lovett of Hamburg; 15 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and other relatives.     

Pallbearers were Ralph Parker, Tommy Hollis, Kenneth Williams, W.M. Wigley, Henry Bierbaum and Jimmy Murphy.

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


MAXINE PEARSON
Maxine Downey Pearson, 93, of Crossett, died June 15, 2015 at Ashley County Medical Center.

Funeral services were June 17 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, with burial in Flat Creek Cemetery. Bro. Elvin McDill officiated. 

She was a homemaker and a member of Eden Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Berry Pearson; her parents, Calvin and Mary Wood Downey and a sister, Edith Mae Pearson.

She is survived by a nephew, Frank Douglas Pearson of Lacey; a niece, Mary Carolyn Stanley of Hamburg and other relatives.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


CAESAR PHIFER
Funeral services for Caesar P. Phifer, 68, of Huttig were held June 20 at Batts Chapel Church in Huttig, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.


JESSIE TUCKER
Jessie Tucker, 84, of Crossett, died June 11, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services were June 18 at New Bethel Baptist Church, with burial in Ryles Cemetery. Pastor James Green officiated.

He was a lifetime resident of Crossett, a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific Plywood Mill and a member of Fudge Baptist Church.  

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a grandson, Norris Penn; his parents, Lewis and Roberta Gilliam Tucker and four brothers, C.J. Tucker, Willie Tucker, Troy Tucker and Wayne Tucker.    

He is survived by his wife, Merlene Cromwell Tucker of Crossett; a son, Jessie Tucker, Jr. of Crossett; two daughters, Ruby Austin of Crossett and Patricia Leichmon of Strong,; three brothers, Robert Tucker of Lakeview Terrace, Calif., Eddie “Bubba” Tucker and Nathan Tucker, both of Santa Monica, Calif.; a sister, Zelma Tucker of Santa Monica, Calif.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Harold Tucker, Lawrence Tucker, Cedrick Tucker, William Tippitt, Willie Cromwell, Jr. and Walter Hendrix.  

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


JESSIE TUCKER
Jessie Tucker, 84, of Crossett, died June 11, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services were June 18 at New Bethel Baptist Church, with burial in Ryles Cemetery. Pastor James Green officiated.

He was a lifetime resident of Crossett, a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific Plywood Mill and a member of Fudge Baptist Church.  

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a grandson, Norris Penn; his parents, Lewis and Roberta Gilliam Tucker and four brothers, C.J. Tucker, Willie Tucker, Troy Tucker and Wayne Tucker.    

He is survived by his wife, Merlene Cromwell Tucker of Crossett; a son, Jessie Tucker, Jr. of Crossett; two daughters, Ruby Austin of Crossett and Patricia Leichmon of Strong,; three brothers, Robert Tucker of Lakeview Terrace, Calif., Eddie “Bubba” Tucker and Nathan Tucker, both of Santa Monica, Calif.; a sister, Zelma Tucker of Santa Monica, Calif.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Harold Tucker, Lawrence Tucker, Cedrick Tucker, William Tippitt, Willie Cromwell, Jr. and Walter Hendrix.  

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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