John Crain

John Gary Crain, 75, of Hamburg, died Monday, May 13, 2019. Mr. Crain graduated in 1961 from Drew Central High School. He worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 44 years, having retired in 2006. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sam Crain Stanley, and his parents, Earston and Hazel Cowan Crain.

Survivors include by his wife of 52 years, Sheliah Meeks Crain of Hamburg; his daughters, Sissi Cruce and husband, Wayne, of Lacey and Nikki Fitzgerald and husband, Jon, of Crossett; a brother, Robert “Bobby” Crain and wife, Beverly, of Selma; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at the Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Boseman officiating.

Burial will be with full Masonic honors in the Lacey Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Wade Rice, Fred Hollis, Jimmy Meeks, Randal Meeks, Wayne Neal, Paul Wilkerson, Dickie Meeks and Joe Allen Meeks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Timmy Craig, Julian Estelle, Pat Allison, Mike Richard, Benny Cochran, James Robert Meeks, John Richardson, Frank McMahan, Dr. Michael Fakouri and the Drew Central High School Class of 1961.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 310 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Online condolences may be made to

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the church.

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