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Ashley News Observer- Obituaries


Arstella Starling
Arstella Starling died Sept. 18, 2016 at the Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. She born March 19, 1930 in Lawson Arkansas to Jim and Annie Pumphrey.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Starling; her parents; one step-son, Jesse Starling; two brothers Ollie B. Bowman and L.C. Pumphrey; two sisters Jrylean McQuay, and Almetha Blake, and one sister-in-law, Mary Pumphrey.
Survivors include a step-son, the Rev. Freedie Starling and spouse Vivian of Birlington, Iowa, and a devoted brother, Matthew Bowman and spouse Mary of Crossett.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at the Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church. 
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service chapel. 
Burial will follow in the Siloam Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett.




Beatrice Booth Johnson
Beatrice Booth Johnson, 86, of Hamburg, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at the Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossett. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Chicot County; a resident of Hamburg for the past 25 years and a former resident of Bastrop for many years. She was a homemaker and member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Rayford Johnson; a son, Charles Clifton Henderson; a granddaughter, Kristi M. Henderson; and her parents, Perry and Verdell Ozment Booth.
Survivors include two sons, J.C. Henderson and spouse, Glenda, of Hamburg and Sammy Henderson and spouse, Peggy, of Crossett; three brothers, Perry Booth Jr. and spouse, Barbara, of El Dorado, Charles Booth and spouse, Dorothy, of Monticello and Cecil Booth of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Jean Elliott and spouse, Jerry, of Hamburg and Ouida Wolfe and spouse, Winston, of Hot Springs Village; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were 2 p.m., Sept. 20, 2016 at the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Justin Uselton and the Rev. Wes Miller officiating.
Burial followed in the Judson Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Larry Booth, David Booth, Charlie Booth, Gary Carter, James Herrington and Ed Crouch.
Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Wayne Roan, Michael Boykin, Lee Bufkin and Steven Henderson.
Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com.




Edwina Dunning Morrison
Edwina Dunning Morrison, 90, of Little Rock, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Mrs. Morrison was a native of Wilmot; a resident of Little Rock for the past 10 years and a former resident of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and Wilmot, Arkansas. She was an educator for 25 years. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Jack Morrison in 2014; her parents, Edward and Essie Sawyer Dunning and a brother, George Henry Dunning.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Miller of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were 11 a.m. Sept. 17, 2016 in the Wilmot Cemetery with Carlos Pitts officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackelford Road, Little Rock, AR 72211.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com.




Sidney Sammons
Sidney A. Sammons, 82, of Bastrop, La., died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Sammons was a native of Wilmot; a resident of Bastrop, Louisiana for the past eight years and a former resident of Houston for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was the owner of S.A. Sammons Air Conditioning and Heating in Houston for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by two sons, John and Stewart Sammons; his parents, Colvin and Mamie Haynes Sammons; three brothers, Lacloys, Dupree and Olvis Sammons and a sister, Bea Myers Herron.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dolly Buffington Sammons of Bastrop; five grandchildren; a special niece, Laura Etheridge of Bastrop; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were 3 p.m. Sept. 15, in the Hamburg Cemetery with the Rev. Joel Meredith officiating.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com.




Elizabeth Moseley Edwards
Elizabeth Moseley Edwards, of Montrose, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at her residence after a short illness. Mrs. Edwards was a native of Sumter, South Carolina. She was an integral part of the family farming operation in Montrose and also a big supporter of the arts community. She was a member of the Montrose United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, True and Elizabeth Cuttino Moseley.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Jack Edwards of Montrose; three daughters, Mary Edwards and spouse Kathy DeNatale of Atlanta, Cynthia Kimbrell and spouse Howard of Bentonville and Vickie Henning and spouse Mike of East End; a sister, Mary Ellen Moseley of Atlanta; six grandchildren.
Graveside services were 10 a.m., Sept. 15, 2016 at Pinewood Memorial Park with Stanton Veazey officiating.
Pallbearers were Jonathon Henning, Michael Carpenter, Jackson Kimbrell, True Kimbrell, John Newcome and Tracy Borgognoni. Memorials may be made to the Guachoya Cultural Arts Center, PO Box 732, Lake Village, AR 71653.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com





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