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Willie Earl Brown, 74, of Crossett, died April 7, 2015 at Ashley County Medical Center. 

Funeral services were April 9 at Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, with burial in Carlock Cemetery. Bros. John Martin and Zack Coffman officiated.

He was a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific, a former vice president of the Paper Makers Union, a Vietnam era veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Cloverdale Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Idell Doss Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Carol Sledge Brown of Crossett; a son, Randy Sellers of Crossett; two daughters, Eydie Johnson of Crossett and Carolyn Woodard of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two brothers, James Edward Brown of Monticello and Lavon Brown of Lebanon, Mo.; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Berryman, Carlton Maxwell, Ronnie McDonald, Dennis Banks, John Fore and Rickey Middlebrooks. 

Memorials may be made to the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church Youth Department, 132 Ashley 15 Road, Crossett, AR 71635.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joy Lynette Nutter, 55, of Hamburg, died April 8, 2015 at her residence.

Visitation was April 10 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

She was a lifetime resident of Hamburg and a retail store employee.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifton and Vergie Douglas and Walter and Julia Wigley.

She is survived by a son, Doug Nutter of Hamburg; a daughter, Ashley Savage of Hamburg; her parents, W.M. and Charlotte Douglass Wigley of Hamburg; a sister, Mary Ann Galvin of Johnson City, Tenn. and three grandchildren.

A private service will be held at a later date. Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sallye Peterson Taylor, 81, of Hamburg, died April 6, 2015 at Ashley County Medical Center.

Funeral services were April 9 at First Baptist Church, with burial in Hamburg Cemetery. Dr. Bobby Pennington officiated.

She was Ashley County Tax Collector for many years and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Katie Mitchell Peterson and three sisters, Charlene Peterson Wells, Martha Nell Peterson Fleming and June Peterson Livingston.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Taylor of Hamburg; a son, Mitchell Taylor of Hamburg; two daughters, Lynda Taylor of Searcy and McKenzie Taylor Olsen of Encino, Calif.; two brothers, Bobby Peterson of Hamburg and Fred Peterson of Pittsburg, Penn. and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Larry Smith, Sam Evans, Bobby Griffin, Jim Moss, Joey Hartley and Billy Hudson. 

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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