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Obituaries
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CATHERINE GORTNEY
Catherine “Gail” Sharp Gortney, 62, of Crossett, died July 22, 2014 at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were July 26 at Medders Funeral Home, with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. Bros. Randy Hill and Danny Merriweather officiated.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Hamburg.

She was preceded in death by her father, John “Red” Sharp.

She is survived by two daughters, Janell Brown and Alicia Harris, both of Crossett; her mother, Minnie Sharp of Crossett; two brothers, Hank Sharp and Lonnie Sharp, both of Crossett; four sisters, Betty Jackson and Mary Sharp, both of Crossett, Alice Jo Ethridge of Monticello and Lillian Johnson of Hamburg; and a granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Bobby Travis, Doug Jackson, Ronnie Jones, Ricky Johnson, James Barnes and Jerry Laing.

Medders Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


JAMES INGRAM
James Tim “Dub” Ingram, 33, died July 27, 2014, at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.  

Funeral services were July 30 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in El Doardo, with burial with law enforcement honors in Crossroads Cemetery. Bro. Rob Walker will officiate.

He was a patrol sergeant and canine handler for the Union County Sheriff’s Department.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clem Ingram and Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Lyon.

He is survived by his wife, Brooke Bowles Ingram; and a son, James Tim “J.T.” Ingram III; his parents, Lou Lyon and Tim Ingram of El Dorado; a sister, Alison Burton and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Dale Smart, Craig Smart, Philip Stone, Brandon Warren, Andrew James, Jimbo Sheppard, Jonathan Reynolds, Jason Horn, Matt Reynolds, Scott Lane, Trent Foreman, Will Stracner, Clark Burton, Jarrod Parrish, and Jordan McBride.

Memorials may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 1411 K Street, NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, or Education Fund in Memory of Dub for James Tim Ingram III, at First Financial Bank in El Dorado.

Young’s Funeral Home of El Dorado is in charge of arrangements.


ANNIE HUBBARD
Annie Mae Hubbard, 102, of Lake Village, formerly of Hamburg, died July 22, 2014 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center.

Funeral services were July 26 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Curtis Spencer officiated.
She was a homemaker and a member of Woodson Temple Baptist Church.   
  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hubbard; five sons, Thomas Jr., Frank, Robert Leonard, Walter and Danny Hubbard; two daughters, Florence “Dutt” Johnson and Eva “Honeybee” Williams; her parents, Alex and Geneva Dunigan Cox; nine brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Charlie Hubbard of Atlanta, Ga. and Freddie Hubbard of Little Rock; a daughter, Claudette Tucker of Lake Village; 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 50 great-great grandchildren, 20 great-great-great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Cox, Jr., Larry Tippie, Carl Cox, Terry Rucker, Mark Jones and Lawrence Tippie, Jr.

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


COLEMAN MATTHEWS
Coleman “Pete” Matthews, 65, of Hamburg, formerly of Portland, died July 29, 2014 at his residence.

Graveside services were July 31 at Portland Cemetery, with the Rev. Jimmy Bates officiating.

He was a forester, an employee of Georgia-Pacific and Plum Creek and a member of Aulds Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Coleman C. and Bernice Brown Matthews.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice Lawson Matthews of Hamburg; three sons, Coleman Matthews and James Matthews, both of Hamburg and Donald Matthews of Crossett; two sisters, Connie Gaskill of Summerville, S.C. and Barbara Owens of Hector; four grandchildren and other relatives.

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

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


RAYMOND PITCHFORD
Raymond Quincy Pitchford, 74, of Crossett, died July 27, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral services were July 30 at Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Pinewood Memorial Park. Bros. Donnie Dubose and David Watkins will officiate.

He was a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific and a member and deacon of Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.Q. and Mattie Pitchford and a brother, James Pitchford.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Pitchford of Crossett; three daughters, Cindy Rutland of Wetumpka, Ala., Sheila Woods of Crossett and Paula Stanley of McGehee; a sister, Sue Pitchford Daniels of Aurora, Colo.; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Monty Kilcrease, Ronnie Terrell, Kenneth Stark, Bobby Vickers, Doyle Blankenship Jr. and Bruce Blankenship.

Memorials may be made to Beech Street Missionary Baptist Church.
Medders Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


GARY SPURLOCK
Gary Warren Spurlock, 56, of Hamburg, died July 20, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Warren and Henrietta Murphy Spurlock; two brothers, Bobby Wayne Spurlock and Johnny Ray Spurlock and a sister, Grace Lanelle Spurlock.

He is survived by two sons, Michael Warren Spurlock and Kerry Bryan Spurlock, both of Greenville, Ala.; two brothers, Donald Gene Spurlock and Bill Spurlock, both of Hamburg; and three sisters, Betty Horn of Eudora, Martha McLeod of Hamburg and Margaret Stinson of Crossett.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arkansas Funeral Care and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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