SECTIONS
News
Sports
Features
Obituaries
SERVICES
Subscribe
Advertise
About US
Contact Us
Ashley News Observer- Obituaries


Obituaries
ERIC ADAMS
Eric Adams, 49, of Hamburg, died April 28, 2016 at Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Funeral services were May 1 at Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Hamburg Cemetery. Bro. Josh Luellen officiated.
He was a truck driver for Timber Producers and a member of First Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Adams; his grandparents, Walter and Connie Blankenship Adams and Tilman Jerome “Pop” and Hazel Polk Hargrave.
He is survived by a son, Jake Adams of Hamburg; his mother and stepfather, Nancy Hargrave Gwin and Bobby Jo Gwin; a sister, Kim Lauhon and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Joe Foster, Darren Cason, Richard Weatherly, Jeff Pennington, Zach Bostick and Hunter Thompson.
Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
•••
EDWARD ELZIE BARNETT
Edward Elzie Barnett, age 63, of Crossett, AR, passed away on April 27, 2016. He was born on January 16, 1953 to his parents, Leonard Norris and Margaret Brennon Barnett in Crossett, AR. Mr. Barnett worked at Georgia Pacific for 23 years. He enjoyed music, fishing, playing golf and woodworking. Mr. Barnett was a member of Pine Grove Church of God. He was preceded in death by his dad, Leonard Norris Barnett; a nephew, Jason High and a brother-in-law, Vance High.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Mary Gwendolyn Barnett of Crossett, AR; two sons, Mark Barnett (Robin) of Crossett, AR, Brent Barnett of Magnolia, AR; two step-daughters, Stacy McDaniel (Kevin) of Mt. Pine, AR, Valerie Mullins (Wade) of Kentucky; two step-sons, Kurt Little of Beekman, LA, Greg Little (Sheena) of Ft. Hill, AR; his mother, Margaret Barnett; one brother, Keith Barnett (Clara); two sisters, Macky Dodson (Wayne), Judy Cook (Larry), all of Crossett, AR; fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Pine Grove Church of God on White Arkansas Rd with Bro. Doug Edwards and Bro. Kevin McDaniel officiating. Interment followed at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, AR. (www.jonesservice.com)
Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Church of God, 4010 Middlebrooks Rd, Bastrop, LA 71220.
•••
HAZEL BELLE
YOUNGBLOOD EDWARDS
Hazel Belle Youngblood Edwards passed away on April 26, 2016 at Stonegate Villa Health & Rehab. She was born in Florence, Drew County, Arkansas to her parents, Ernest Rascoe Youngblood and Allie Mize Youngblood. During WWll, she worked in an ammunition plant in Indiana. ln November of 1946, Hazel moved to Crossett to begin her career as a dental assistant and she lived at the Rose lnn. On February 8, 1947, Hazel met Billy Jack Edwards on a blind date and they were married on September 20, 1947. They were married for 63 years until his death in 2010. Hazel worked as a dental assistant for many years for Dr. Lane A Miller, DDS. After she retired, Hazel enjoyed hand quilting, working on her family history, and also did some babysitting. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett for over 60 years.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Jack Edwards; her parents,
Rascoe and Allie Youngblood; her sisters and brothers - Mary Lorrayne
Youngblood Mullis, James Fitzhugh Youngblood, Julia Nell Youngblood Strickland, Ernest Rascoe Youngblood Jr., Lester Adam Youngblood, and a great-grandson, Tanner Darbonne.
She is survived by her four children - Richard A. Edwards (Ruth), Ernest H. Edwards (Dianne), Billy W. Edwards (Annette) and Kimle A. Edwards; four grandchildren - Todd Edwards, Angelina Edwards Darbonne, Selena Edwards Carraway and lan Ashcraft; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Dottie Youngblood; and nieces and nephews, Sammy Joe Mullis, Judy Mullis Clower, Charles Strickland, Pamela Strickland, Leslie Youngblood Krause and Paula Youngblood Mohica.
A graveside service was held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, AR. www.jonesservice.com
ln lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.
•••
KATHERINE LUDOLPH
Katherine “Kitty” Ludolph, 69, of Oneonta, Ala., died April 19, 2016 at TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta, Ala.
Funeral services were April 25 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Oneonta, with burial in Alabama National Cemetery. Rev. Joan Henrick officiated.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Ludolph and her parents, Joan and Elizabeth Ralston Allen.
She is survived by a brother, John Allen of Parker, Colo.; two sisters, Betty Purcell of Jasper, Ala. and Jean Ann Schott of Madison, Miss.; and other relatives.
Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
•••
COLLEEN ROBBINS
Colleen Rayborn Robbins, 75, of Hamburg, died April 30, 2016 at Cornerstone Hospital in Little Rock.
Funeral services were May 3 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, with burial in Carlock Cemetery. Bros. Charles Miller and Michael Griffith officiated.
She was a longtime employee of Hamburg Shirt Factory and a member of Grace Fellowship Church.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Robbins; a grandson, Joshua N. Wright and her parents, Walter and Viola Taylor Rayborn.
She is survived by a daughter, Debby Collier of Hamburg; a sister, Barbara Jean Pennington of Hamburg; a stepsister, Bettye Mae Anderson of Morrilton; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Johnny Pierce, Boyd Kusterin, Earl Pollock, Greg Maxwell, Couey Collier and Drake Gray.
Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
•••
Teri Anthony
Teri Anthony, 54, of Crossett, died May 5 at Ashley County Medical Center. She was a native and resident of Crossett for most of her life. She graduated from Crossett High School in 1980 and later from University of Arkansas at Monticello. She was a hairdresser and a member of First Church of God.
She was preceded in death by one son, Brandon Ryan Ashcroft, and her father, Sonny Anthony.
She is survived by two sons, Matthew David Ashcroft and Christian Lukas Ashcroft, both of Crossett; her mother, Sue Davis Anthony Reed and step-father, Raymond, of Grady; one brother, Ronnie Anthony of Crossett; and one sister, Rebecca Peebles of Wynn.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 9 at First Church of God with Rev. Will Hughes and Rev. Randy Ivy officiating. Burial was in Zion Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dillon Reed, Kyle Cheeseman, Paul McClain, John Kelley and David Vincent.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
•••
Phyllis Barth
Phyllis Lokey Barth, 79, of Hamburg, died May 6 at Crossett Rehabilitation and Health Center. She was a native of Humnoke, a resident of Hamburg since 2013 and a former resident of Alamogordo, N.M. for 48 years. She was a dietary supervisor and she attended Southside Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert M. Barth; one son, Donald Lewis; one daughter, Cathy Lewis; her father, Herman Lokey; her mother, Lorene Harvill Wood; her step-father, Rufus Wood; one brother, Bill Lokey and one sister, Lois Price.
Survivors include three sons, David Lokey of England, Robert Barth Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., and Matthew Barth of Los Cruces, N.M.; one step-son, Carol Wayne Lewis of Conway; one step-daughter, Barbara Talmud of Conway; one sister, Carolyn Lawson of Hamburg; two brothers, Jim Wood of Stuttgart and Paul Wood of Eudora; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Flynn Cemetery in Humnoke.
Memorials may be sent to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
•••
ROSAMOND LOUISE (MOORE) BEARD
Rosamond Louise (Moore) Beard, age 84, of Bowling Green, KY, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green, KY. She was a homemaker, member of Philosophical Educational Organization and a member of The Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green.
She was the daughter of the late Cortez “Tex” Moore the professional baseball player and the late Kathryn Buchner Moore.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, William A. Beard, Bowling Green, KY; one daughter, Karen Long and husband Ricky, Bowling Green, KY; one son, Len Beard and wife Cindy, Uniontown, OH; three grandchildren, Hallie Christensen, Hampton, GA, Megan Hewitt, Uniontown, OH, Kelly Crawford, Uniontown, OH; four great grandchildren, Tori Christensen, Abi Nimmo both of Bowling Green, KY, Madison Hewitt, Westley Hewitt, both of Uniontown, OH; nephew, Mari Moore and wife Michelle, Gilbert, AZ; two great nieces, Nicole Moore, Brittnie Moore; two great nephews, Trey Moore, Cameron Moore. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald B. Moore.
A memorial service was held 11:00 am CT Saturday, May 7, 2016 at The Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green, 1003 State Street with Rev. Matthew Covington officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky.
Arrangements were handled by Brooks Funeral Home, Munfordville, KY.
•••
ROSE A. GRESHAM
Rose A. Gresham, Galena, MO, daughter of John Henry and Marie (Richardson) Allen, was born June 1, 1931 in Crossett, AR and departed this life on April 26, 2016 at the age of 84.
Rose had been a resident of the area twelve years moving here from Bella Vista, AR. She was a teacher and homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Denison, TX.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Gresham, parents, one brother, John T., one sister, Mary Joy Allen, granddaughter, Leah and great grandson, Gabriel.
Survivors include: two sons, John L. Gresham Jr. and wife, Mary Jane of St. Louis, MO and Frank Allen Gresham and wife, Janet of Daytona Beach, FL; one daughter, Kathleen Marie Everett and husband, Robert A. of Galena, MO; one brother, Frank Allen and wife, Janis of Hot Springs, AR; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Memorial Service was held May 2, 2016 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Kimberling City, MO. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery Denison, TX.
Cremation was under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home Kimberling City, MO.
•••
Ethel Pruitt
Ethel Streeter Pruitt, 89, of Fountain Hill, died surrounded by her family at her residence. She was a native of the Snyder community east of Hamburg and a resident of Fountain Hill for over 50 years. She was faithful member of First United Pentecostal Church of Hamburg where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a taxidermist for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, William Pruitt; one son, Eugene Pruitt; her parents, Bill and Virgie Bates Streeter; five brothers, Buddy Streeter, V.L. Streeter, Author Streeter, Floyd Streeter and Lee Streeter; and two sisters, Sue Burch and Emma Nelms.
She is survived by one son, Harold Pruitt of Crossett; two daughters, Alice Webb and Annie Fitch, both of Fountain Hill; one sister, Johnnie Morrow of McRae; two brothers, Ed Streeter of Crossett and Wesley Streeter of Sterlington, La.; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Russell, Rev. Larry Hickman and Rev. Stan Keely officiating. Burial was in Hamburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Rodney Pruitt, Randy Pruitt, Ricky Pruitt, Travis Sowyers, Brandon Fitch and Lee Whitaker.
Honorary pallbearers were her great-grandsons and her great-great-grandsons.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice Home Care, 990 Hwy 425 N., Monticello, AR 71655.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
•••
Richard Rickman
Richard Anthony Rickman, 59 of Hamburg, died May 7 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. He was a native of Crossett but a resident of Hamburg. He was a plumber, former carpenter and of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mildred “Fayrene” Pollock-Rickman.
He is survived by one daughter, Danielle Stone of Clarksville, Tenn.; one brother, Marion Rickman of Beaumont, Texas; two sisters, Karey Davis-Ashcraft and Sheila Rickman, both of Vidor, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Graveside service was at 5 p.m. May 8 in Extra Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Dewanna Phillips officiating.
Pallbearers were Wayne Ashcraft, Jim Pollock, Ricky Pollock, Bobby Linder Sr., Joey Linder, and Michael Linder.
•••
Bessie Shelton
Bessie Shelton, 92, of Hamburg, died May 6 at Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello. She was a native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and Hamburg. She worked at Catfish Inn, Ashley Chicot Electric Cooperative and Boyd Nichols Store in Fountain Hill. She was a member of Eden Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E.C. “Bunk” Shelton; her parents, John and Willie Craig Reames; and one brother, Harvey Wilder.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn McKinney of Hamburg and Linda Huffman of Monticello; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 8 at Eden Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Watt and Rev. J.W. Dobbins officiating. Burial will be in Eden Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James McKinney, Chris Huffman, Brad Huffman, Chad Huffman, Andy Riels and Dennis Ellis. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Eden Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Eden Cemetery Association, c/o Jerry Stanley, 747 Hwy 8 West, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
•••
JONATHAN
DAVID WALLACE
Jonathan David Wallace, 25, of Crossett, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born in Las Vegas, NV on June 22, 1990, to his parents, Donald and Lisa Wallace. Jon enjoyed playing the drums, playing games, and building things, but especially loved fishing and spending time with his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his wife, Destiny Morgan Wallace of Crossett; his parents, Donald and Lisa Walthall Wallace of Hamburg; one sister, Sara Helseth and husband David of Meeker, OK; grandparents, Jesse and Betty Walthall of Crossett; and Herbert and Charlie Mae Wallace of Hamburg; his motherinlaw, Jamie Herson of Crossett; fatherinlaw, Gary Morgan of Crossett; greatgrandmother, Relda Perry of Crossett; grand motherinlaw, Nita Curtis of Crossett; sisterinlaw, Addie Sue Morgan of Crossett; brotherinlaw, Dean Morgan of Magnolia; one niece, Rylie Helseth of Meeker, OK; two nephews, Carson Helseth and Kaden Branscum also of Meeker, OK.; two uncles, Kieth Wallace of Hamburg and Terry Walthall and wife Anna of Texarkana; one aunt, Jan Stephenson and husband, Bryon of Monticello; seven cousins, Klent and Shea Wallace; Jesse, Rebecca and Will Stephenson, and Kaitlyn and Lainey Walthall; and his beloved dog “Max”.
A Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7th at Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett, followed by an interment at Promise Land Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
•••
Grady Cameron
Grady Rich Cameron, 86 of Mount Ida, died May 15 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs. He was a native of Ashley County, a resident of Mount Ida for the past 25 years and a retired machine tender at Georgia Pacific Paper Mill in Crossett.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 17 years, Nina June Cameron; his parents, Ed and Stella Campbell-Cameron; one stepsister, Leona Cameron; and one stepbrother, Clinton Cameron.
He is survived by two daughters, Faye McCracken and Vicky Shirley, both of Crossett; one son, Buddy Cameron of Crossett; two stepsons, Jimmy Tew and James Tew, both of Crossett; three stepdaughters, Jean Caine of Snyder, Jill Tew of Camden, and Sandra White of Crossett; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m. May 18 at Cromwell Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jack Naron and Rev. Billy Williams officiating.
Pallbearers were Charlie Smith, Heath Cameron, Scott Smith, Jason Cameron, Mike Shirley and Danny Kennedy. Honorary Pallbearers were Dale Caine, Zach Caine, David DeVault, Danny Lepheiw, and Wendall Reed.
Burial was in Old Troy Cemetery in Drew County under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc. of Hamburg.
•••
Jeromy Edwards
Jeromy Allen Edwards, 23, of Hamburg, died May 15 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hamburg and graduated from Lighthouse Christian Academy in 2011.
He had worked at Arkansas Department of Corrections and was a former jailer for Ashley County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Montrose Volunteer Fire Department and of Lighthouse Family Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wayne and Judy Ford and Gary and Nancy Williamson.
He is survived by is wife, Jessica Martin Edwards; one daughter, Juliee’Ann Edwards; his parents, Jamie and Tammy Ford Edwards; one brother, Christopher Edwards; and two sisters, Kristina Edwards and Rebecca Edwards, all of Hamburg.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 19 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Warren Finney and Bro. John Edwards officiating. Burial was in Judson Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Hodges, Jerod Williamson, David Lassiter, Tyler Nix, Josh Gulledge and Taylor Spaulding. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Vorhease and E.G. Morgan.
Memorials may be made to Judson Cemetery Association, c/o Dennis Cox, 2512 Hwy 425 N., Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
•••
Juanita Gibbs
Juanita Ruth Gibbs, 72 of Crossett, died May 13 at her home.
She was a native of Hamburg, a resident of Crossett for the past 40 years, a retired teacher’s aide at Williams Day Care Center and a member of Fudge Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gibbs; her parents, Preston and Maxine Burks-Girtman; two sisters, Joyce Thornton and Rosa Mae “Rose” Lincoln; one grandson, Jhirmekeyo Pugh; and one great-grandson, Tremaine Hymes.
She is survived by one son, Curtis Pugh of Crossett; four daughters, Felissa Gibbs, Faye Williams, Sandra Lewis, and Senella Gibbs, all of Crossett; four brothers, James Girtman of Oakland, Calif., Willie Girtman of California; and Nathan Girtman and Preston Girtman Jr., both of Crossett; four sisters, Helen Tucker, Carolyn Davis, Melba Wright and Ella Ruth Brown, all of Crossett; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. May 21 at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. James Green officiating. Pallbearers were Courtney Hampton, Larry Williams, Undre Stanley, Billy Ray Brown, Johnny Mike Brown and Charles Moore. Burial was in Nimmons Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc.
•••
MAMIE (MCFEE) SMITH
Mamie (McFee) Smith was born December 5, 1921 in Portland, Arkansas to the sharecropping family of Leon and Lizzie McFee in Ashley County Arkansas who preceded her in death. After sharecropping, she worked as a domestic and as custodian with the Pine Bluff School District. She was the youngest and last survivor of fifteen children.
She married Burgess Smith (deceased) and moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1946 and joined Damascus M.B. Church under Rev. Smith and remained a member until her health required she move to Texas, St. Louis Mo., and finally Crossett, Arkansas. She was visiting family in Texas at the time of her death. While a resident at Stonegate Villa in Crossett, she united with the Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by five children: Celester (Lucille) Smith, Brenda Faye (Napoleon) Carter, Alvin (Alma) Smith, Debra Bell, Frederick (Bernice) Davis and Ethel Woods (neice/daughter). Her oldest daughter, Gloria Dean West preceded her in death. She leaves to celebrate her life nineteen grandchildren who each contributed to her life: Valerie West, Leroy West ,Jr., Craig West, Cedric West, Stephanie Smith, Chris Smith, April Smith, Chandra Carter, Jocelyn Carter, Timberly Baker, Keith Smith, Danielle Smith, Tamika Smith, Alvin Smith, Jr., Deidre Varela, Frankie “Lejon” Bell, Shelby Marquez, Frederick Arnell Davis and Cyniece Davis; thirty-six great-grandchildren, at least one great-great grandchild, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral service is set for Friday, May 20 - 10:00 am at Damascus MBC in Pine Bluff, AR.
•••
Charles Yeatman
Charles William (Bill) Yeatman, 83, of Warner Robins died May 11. A memorial service was held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1708 Watson Blvd. in Warner Robins with Father Scott Petersen officiating.
He grew up in Crossett where he attended Crossett High School and was a Crossett Eagle football athlete.
He was an Eagle Scout and a Boy Scout camp water instructor. He later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He graduated with a BSE from University of Central Arkansas and worked as a recreation professional at the YMCA and Fort Root Veterans Hospital. He later served as youth director with Pulaski Heights Methodist Church.
He worked also as a civil servant with the Department of the Air Force at diverse locations.
He was a member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry and as an usher. He is survived by his wife, Becky Yeatman; one son, Russell William; two daughters, June Katherine and Jaehn Clare; and several grandsons.
FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1708 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, GA, 31093 or to the donor’s preferred charity.
•••
Jerry Clark
Jerry Don Clark, age 58, of Crossett, died May 20 at his residence.
He was born June 20, 1957 in Crossett and was a truck driver for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Levi Clark; one brother, Benny Lee Clark; one sister, Ester Clark Lindsey; and stepmother, Mary Sue Clark.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Juanita Akin Clark of Crossett; one stepson, Stephen Stephenson of Hamburg; one stepdaughter, Amy Sharer of Monroe, Ga.; his mother, Clarice Woolsey of Crossett; one brother, Felix Allen Clark of Crossett; and four grandchildren.
A come and go memorial service was to begin at 1 p.m. May 28 at 411 N. Wall Road in Crossett and a Time of Remembrance/Balloon release was to be held at 7 p.m.
•••
Charles Hoehaver II
Charles “Buster” Robert Hoehaver II, 80, of Pine Bluff, died May 18 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
He was a mechanic by profession and he coached several baseball, softball, and basketball teams in the Pine Bluff area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Robert Hoehaver Sr. and Ruby Lee Crenshaw; and two children, Ruth Ann Austin and Charles Robert Hoehaver III.
He is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Fairchild of Hamburg; two sons, Charles Ray Hoehaver and Jerry Dewayne Hoehaver; three daughters, Dorothy Jean
Wallace, Alexis Kirkpatrick, and Amanda Swank; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. May 21 at Flat Creek Cemetery in Fountain Hill with Bro. Mike Farmer officiating.
Honorary pallbearers include Ruby and Dennis Cox, Janice and Michael Brown, and Joyce and Rick McKelvey.
Services were entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.
•••
Novella Lewis
Novella Lewis, 94 of Little Rock, died May 22 at Woodland Hills Healthcare & Rehab in Little Rock. She was a homemaker and a member of Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ in Crossett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lewis; two sons, Robert Lewis Jr. and Franklin David Lewis; her parents, John and Izora Bryant-Nalls; seven brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by three sons, Troy Lewis of Redford, Mich., Carl Lewis of Little Rock, and Raynard Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla.; five daughters, Maxine Lewis of Little Rock, Arnetha Grissom of Pine Bluff, Gloetta Williams of Magnolia, Lois Newton of Crossett, and Ermagene Williams of Southfield, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. May 28 at Davis Memorial C.O.G.I.C. with Elder Ronald Matheney officiating.
Pallbearers will be Chad Newton, Gregory Williams, Raphel Lewis, Tremain Lewis, Dwight Lewis, Gary Nalls, Kevin Nalls and Jerry Nalls. Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Lewis, Carl Lewis, Raynard Lewis, Calvin Grissom and George Williams.
Burial will be in Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Visitation is May 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
•••
WILLIAM
NOEL MEADOWS
William Noel Meadows, 69 of Fayetteville, AR passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 in Fayetteville. He was born January 23, 1947 in Dallas, TX to Jack and Jane D. (Duls) Meadows.
Bill grew up in Crossett, AR graduating from Crossett High School then attending the University of Arkansas where he received his BSIE in 1970 and his MBA in 1974. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and attended Sequoyah United Methodist Church in Fayetteville where he taught Disciple Bible Study and attended Bible Study Fellowship. He also was a member of Sertoma and was a longtime member of the Board for The Salvation Army.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane D. Meadows; aunt, Catherine Duls and grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. William Duls and Mr. & Mrs. Noel Meadows.
He is survived by his father, Jack Meadows of Fayetteville; wife Susan Meadows; son and daughter-in-law Bill & Sunny Meadows of Byron, MN; daughter and son-in-law and granddaughters Mary Jane & Roger Bryles, Sophie & Lily Bryles all of Fayetteville, and brother Jack Meadows of Little Rock, AR.
Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 25th at Sequoyah United Methodist Church in Fayetteville with Reverend Sara Pair officiating. Private burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sequoyah United Methodist Church 1910 North Old Wire Road, Fayetteville, AR 72703, Willard Walker Hospice Home 325 East Longview Street Fayetteville, AR 72703 or to the Salvation Army 219 West 15th Street Fayetteville, AR 72701.
To sign the online guest book please visit www.nelsonberna.com
•••
VERLA MCCREADY
Funeral services for Mrs. Verla Faye Edmoundson McCready, of Bastrop, LA, were held at 1 PM Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Central Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip McCready officiating. Interment was in Bartholomew Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. McCready, a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016. She loved music, dancing, quilting and playing the card game Rook.
She is survived by her daughters, LeAnne Edmoundson Watt and husband Shannon of Dumas, AR, DeAnne Edmoundson Shaver of Fountain Hill, AR; sons, Tim Howington and wife Kathy of Oxford, MS, Mike Edmoundson of Fountain Hill, AR; step-son, Phillip McCready and wife Debbie of Bastrop, LA; sister, Opal Boyd Pamplin of Bastrop, LA; grandchildren, Taylor Morgan Edmoundson Gilbert, Lydia Paige Nicole Edmoundson, Madison Grace Edmoundson, Samuel Jacob Edmoundson, Jordan DeAnne Hall, Chance Michael Gulledge, Jonathan Blake Overbey, Chad Michael Delane Overbey, Michael Andrew Howington, John James Howington; step-grandchildren, Holly West, Whitney Goudy, eight great grandchildren.
Mrs. McCready is preceded in death by her parents, E.R. and Grace Boyd, husbands, Buddy Howington, Delane Edmoundson, and Bill McCready and ten brothers and sisters.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jake Edmoundson, Chad Overbey, Chance Gulledge, T.J. Ritts, Jimmy Kennedy, and Bobby Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Overbey and Shannon Watt.
•••
Columbus Miles Jr.
Columbus M. Miles Jr., 69, of Crossett died May 17 at Ashley County Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 9, 1946, in Fountain Hill to his parents, the late Columbus M. and Dixie Miles. He joined the United States Navy, served two tours in Vietnam before being honorably discharged as a chief warrant officer. He was a member of Zion Methodist Church and a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by one half-brother, Ray Miles.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Doris Ann Miles of Crossett; one son, Jared Miles of Ruston, La.; one daughter, Emily D. Miles of Kiln, La.; two stepsons, Bruce Bailey of Crossett and Clay Ricks of Paul’s Valley, Okla.; one stepdaughter, Roxanne Ricks of Crossett; three sisters, Janie Quimby, Nancy Taunton, and Carolyn Lemley, all of Crossett; one brother, David Miles of Stuttgart; and one grandson.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. May 24 at the Crossett Harbor port pavilion with Bro. Danny Merriweather officiating under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.
•••
Billy Roper Sr.
Billy Joe Roper Sr., 76, of Hector, died May 21 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was a native of Wilmot and a resident of Hector for the past 51 years. He worked for General Water Works Utility Company for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Roper Sr.; his father, Mode Franklin Roper; and one brother, M.F. Roper.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, JoAnn Beegle Roper of Hector; two sons Billy J. Roper of Mountain View and Dennis Roper of Dover; his mother, Veda Bernice Roper of Russellville; one sister, Nancy Harrison of Homosassa, Fla.; two grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were at 2 p.m. May 25 in Dry Bayou Cemetery with Rev. Joe Yates officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
•••
Ty Smith
Ty Smith, 23, of Crossett, died May 22 as a result of an automobile accident. He was a native and lifelong resident of Crossett. He attended Abiding Faith Christian School, was a structural fitter and worked construction. He was a recent graduated of John 3:16 Ministries.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Fay Smith.
He is survived by his mother, Michelle Clark Andrews and husband Chesley of Crossett; his father, Shane Smith and wife Carmen of Fountain Hill; his grandparents Richard and Brenda Clark of Crossett and Wyatt Smith of Bastrop, La.; one brother, Jacob Smith of Crossett; one sister, Punky Smith of Hamburg; and one step-sister, Cara Ladd of Hamburg.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. May 25 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Mike Griffith and Bro. Craig Chain officiating.
Burial was in Flat Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jacob Smith, Bodie Ozment, Hayden Hennington, Chad Watson, Hunter Thompson, Tyler Thompson, and Kip Carter. Honorary pallbearer was Charles Varnell.
Memorials may be made to John 3:16 Ministries, 75 Holmes Road, Charlotte, Arkansas 72522. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.
•••
Anne Tiebel
Anne Moore Tiebel, 97, died May 20 at home surrounded by her family.
She was born April 14, 1919, to her parents, the late Carl and Helen Moore in Conway. She was a graduate of Arkansas State Teachers’ College and taught school for 42 years, 37 of those in Crossett. She was also a co-owner of Tiebel’s Restaurant in Crossett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Richard Tiebel; and two sisters, Helen Lucille Gray and Francis Gunnels.
She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Tiebel of Crossett; two grandsons; five great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. May 25 at First United Methodist Church with Bro. Larry Williams officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hamburg Lady Lions Softball team in honor of Amber “Mowgli Lee” McMillan.
Services have been entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.
•••
Johnny Wright
Johnny Wright, age 55, of Eudora, died May 14.
He was born Sept. 10, 1960 in Lake Village, to his parents, the late B.T. Adams and the late Thelma Wright. He had worked in the construction industry.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Wright of Pine Bluff; five brothers, Donell Adams, Booker T. Adams, Lottris Adams, Lawrence Wright, and Delord Wright; and one sister, Lillie Rawls.
Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.




Obituaries
ERIC ADAMS
Eric Adams, 49, of Hamburg, died April 28, 2016 at Medical Center of South Arkansas.

Funeral services were May 1 at Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Hamburg Cemetery. Bro. Josh Luellen officiated.

He was a truck driver for Timber Producers and a member of First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Adams; his grandparents, Walter and Connie Blankenship Adams and Tilman Jerome “Pop” and Hazel Polk Hargrave.

He is survived by a son, Jake Adams of Hamburg; his mother and stepfather, Nancy Hargrave Gwin and Bobby Jo Gwin; a sister, Kim Lauhon and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Foster, Darren Cason, Richard Weatherly, Jeff Pennington, Zach Bostick and Hunter Thompson.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




KATHERINE LUDOLPH
Katherine “Kitty” Ludolph, 69, of Oneonta, Ala., died April 19, 2016 at TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta, Ala.

Funeral services were April 25 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Oneonta, Ala., with burial in Alabama National Cemetery. The Rev. Joan Henrick officiated.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Ludolph and her parents, Joan and Elizabeth Ralston Allen.

She is survived by a brother, John Allen of Parker, Colo.; two sisters, Betty Purcell of Jasper, Ala. and Jean Ann Schott of Madison, Miss.; and other relatives.

Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.




COLLEEN ROBBINS
Colleen Rayborn Robbins, 75, of Hamburg, died April 30, 2016 at Cornerstone Hospital in Little Rock.

Funeral services were May 3 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, with burial in Carlock Cemetery. Bros. Charles Miller and Michael Griffith officiated.

She was a longtime employee of Hamburg Shirt Factory and a member of Grace Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Robbins; a grandson, Joshua N. Wright and her parents, Walter and Viola Taylor Rayborn.

She is survived by a daughter, Debby Collier of Hamburg; a sister, Barbara Jean Pennington of Hamburg; a stepsister, Bettye Mae Anderson of Morrilton; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Johnny Pierce, Boyd Kusterin, Earl Pollock, Greg Maxwell, Couey Collier and Drake Gray.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




MARY SMITH
Mary Marguerite Smith, 94, of Hamburg, died April 27, 2016.

Funeral services were April 29 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, with burial in Hamburg Cemetery. Dr. Bobby Pennington officiated.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Aubrey Smith, Sr.; a granddaughter, Lyndsay Barnett Meyer; her parents, Thomas Zealy and Della Mae Chadwick Martin; a sister, Dorothy Jordan and two brothers, Claudell Martin and Gerald Martin. She is survived by a son, Bruce Smith of Little Rock; a daughter, Marsha Barnett of Edmond, Okla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.





© Copyright 2005 Ashley County Publishing, Inc.