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May 13, 2009, 10:29

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Lavern Welch, 88, of Hamburg, died Aug. 27, 2014 at Chapel Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center in Warren.

Graveside services were Aug. 29 at Eden Cemetery, with the Rev. Keith Wesson officiating.

She was a lifetime resident of Ashley County, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Welch; a son, Gary Welch; her parents, Ben Hardy and Eunice Irene Upshaw Wesson; a brother, Doyle Wesson and a sister, Frances Stanley.

She is survived by a son, William Michael Welch of Hermitage; a brother, Rev. Cedric Wesson of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Margaret Dubose of Hamburg; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Mitchell Stanley, David Wesson, Richard Welch, Ronnie Pennington, Jerry Stanley and Trent Knight. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bobbie Jean Golden, 73, of Parkdale, died Aug. 31, 2014 at Ashley County Medical Center.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Southside Baptist Church in Hamburg, with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. Bros. Vaughn Blue and Robin Allen will officiate.

She was a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church of Hamburg.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Opal Gulledge Skender and a brother, Richard Skender.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Golden; a daughter, Gail Williams of Crossett; five brothers, Frank Skender and Paul Skender, both of Crossett,  James Skender of Hallsville, Texas, Jim Skender of Hamburg and Burt Skender of Tyler, Texas; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Danny Courson, Gus McKensie, Douglas Crain, Dale Densmore, Herman Johnson and Paul Skender.

Cromwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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