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Ashley News Observer- Obituaries


Obituaries
OZELL DAY
Ozell Day, 99, of Lake Village, formerly of Hamburg, died Sept. 29, 2014 at Lake Village Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morning Star Baptist Church in the Newport community, with burial in Zion Hill Cemetery in Parkdale. The Rev. Elbert Allen will officiate.

She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness Church in Hamburg.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mable Stanley; her parents, Sam and Ella Bradley Williams; two brothers, Robert and Gennie Williams and two sisters, Lillie Jones and Lucille Hale.

She is survived by a daughter, Ruthie Tabson of Lake Village; 15 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, 75 great-great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Damien Ashford, Marco Harris, Jason Hester, Damonte Stanley, Jimmy Stanley and Emmanuel Downs.

Visitation is from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at Cromwell Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


BILLY GIBBS
Billy Glen Gibbs, 73, of Crossett, formerly of Hamburg, died Sept. 24, 2014 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in Monroe, La.

Funeral services were Sept. 29 at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Carlock Cemetery. The Rev. James Green officiated.

He was a lifetime resident of Ashley County, a retired timber worker and a member of Fudge Baptist Church.    

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lovie Louvinia Womack Gibbs; two brothers, Elvin Gibbs and Lindburg Gibbs; a sister, Elena Davis and a grandson, Jhirmekyo Pugh.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Girtman Gibbs of Crossett; two sons, Curtis Pugh of Crossett and Ron Collins of Winnfield, La.; four daughters, Lisa Gibbs, Faye Gibbs, Senetta Gibbs and Sandra Lewis, all of Crossett; three brothers, Sherman Gibbs and James Gibbs, both of Crossett and Richard Gibbs of Hamburg; two sisters, Erma Hawkins of Hamburg and Vickie Scott of Crossett; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marcus Williams, Anthony Lewis, Clifford Hawkins, Daryll Gibbs, James Hampton, III and Marcus Taylor.

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


JIMMY MARTIN
Jimmy Lee Martin, 65, of Hamburg, died Sept. 26, 2014 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

Funeral services were Sept. 30 at Martinville Baptist Church, with burial in Hamburg Cemetery. Bros. Ryan McRae and Gene Gregory officiated.

He was a lifetime resident of Hamburg, owner of Jimmy L. Martin Construction Co., retired from the Hamburg Fire Department and a member of Martinville Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Michael Drake and Meghan Brooke Martin and his parents, James Haywood “Woodie” and Dorothy Callaway Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Kusturin Martin of Hamburg; two sons, Neil Martin of Monticello and John Martin of Hamburg; five brothers, James E. “Sonny” Martin of Crossett and Joe Martin, Freddie Martin, Joy, Bobby Martin and Randy Martin, all of Hamburg; three sisters, Dorothy Savage, Gladys Gulledge and Judy Bates, all of Hamburg; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Nick Martin, Paul Gulledge, James Martin, Brad Martin, Blake Martin, Brian Martin and Nick Akers. 

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


HERB PARKER
Herb Parker, 73, of Hamburg, died Sept. 23, 2014 at his residence. 

Graveside services were Sept. 26 at Crossroad Cemetery, with Bro. Sammy Land officiating.

He was a former employee of Estelle Tractor and Bearhouse Grain and Elevator and a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert “Bud” and Wilma Nutter Parker.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Lochala Parker of Hamburg; two sons, Scott Parker of Crossett and Chris Parker of Hamburg; a daughter, Teresa Bailey of Pearl, Miss.; a sister, Gayla Cockerham of Hamburg; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Fordie Cook, Trey Cook, Wayne McClain, Marvin Carter, Keith Hensley and Bobby Poole.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


ROBERT WOMACK
Robert L. Womack, 78, of Hamburg, died Sept. 23, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral services were Sept. 26 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, with burial in Promise Land Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Weathers officiated.

He was a retired Chief of Police in Osceola, worked for the Hamburg Street Department, founder of the Osceola Boys Club and a former member of Keiser Full Gospel Church and Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Hamburg. 

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Nickie Lee Dailey; a great-granddaughter, Paislee Nicole Womack; his parents, Bandy and Eunice Williams Womack and a brother, Bobby Womack.

He is survived by his wife, Nina Staggs Womack of Hamburg; two sons, Bobby Womack of Hamburg and Kenny Womack of Jonesboro; two daughters, Pam White of Luxora and Peggy Womack of Monette; four sisters, Shelby Rumbaugh of Osceola, Linda Rogers of Bassett, Shirley Hendrix of Memphis, Tenn. and Peggy Carter of Norman, Okla.; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Allen Womack, Terry Wayne Womack, Mark Robertson, Jr., Joshua Lee Parker, Kenneth Dewayne Womack, Dalton Lee Womack and Brandon Cole Womack. 

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



ROY VAIL
Roy D. Vail, 55, of Monticello, died Sept, 24, 2014 at Drew Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were Sept. 27 at Cromwell Funeral Home, with Bro. Scott Wheeler officiating.

He was a welder and a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Willard Vail Sr. and Mary Helen Sisson Vail Taylor.

He is survived by a brother, James W. Vail, Jr. of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two sisters, Debbie Ross of Hamburg and Billie Jean Rice of Johnsville, Ark. and other relatives.

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.





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