Lyman B. Pierce

Lyman B. Pierce, 78, of Crossett, passed away on September 27, 2014. He was a member of First Church of God. Mr. Pierce never met a stranger and always had a smile and a very caring heart. He was born on September 22, 1936 in Dearborn, Michigan and was the song of the late Vernon Hall and Alberta Gertrude Holbert Pierce. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene … Continued

Jimmy Lee Martin

Jimmy Lee Martin, 65, of Hamburg, died September 26, 2014 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was the owner of Jimmy L. Martin Construction Company and he retired from the Hamburg Fire Department after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Martinville Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and a member of the Johnny Martin Hunting Club. Mr. Martin was a native and life long resident of Hamburg. He graduated … Continued

Rubye Pearl Ferguson Spencer

Rubye Pearl Ferguson Spencer, 91, of Monticello, passed away September 25, 2014, at her home near Ladelle. Mrs. Ferguson was active in the family-owned Otasco Store in Warren, and played a supporting role in her husband’s timber and cattle business. She had an appreciation for beauty and was well-known for her love of antiques, and her decorating skills. However, her proudest accomplishment was her role as loving wife and homemaker; her greatest joy was being … Continued

Leonard T. Young

Leonard Thomas “Tommy” Young, 68 of Monticello, passed away September 25, 2014 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Mr. Young had a lifelong career in the timber industry and was the owner/operator of LTY Operations and Cypress Bend Chips. He was born February 9, 1946 in Wilmar and was the son of the late Jesse Leonard Young and Ester Maywood Webb Young. He was also preceded in death by his children’s mother, Shelia Jane Goodwin … Continued

Betty Jean Land

  Betty Jean Land, 86, of Warren, died September 24, 2014 at Chapel Woods in Warren. She was a retired child care worker and a member of First Assembly of God Church Mrs. Land was born July 30, 1928, in Warren and was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Thomason and Helen Annette Moore Thomason. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Henry Land; a daughter, Joyce Ann Mann; brothers, Jessie Thomason, Ralph … Continued

Robert L. Womack

Robert L. Womack, 78, of Hamburg, died September 23, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Womack was a police officer, a retired Chief of Police in Osceola, and worked for the Hamburg Street Department. He was the founder of the Osceola Boys Club where he coached baseball and boxing. He was a former member of the Keiser Full Gospel Church and the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Hamburg. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and … Continued

Herb Parker

Herb Parker, 73, of Hamburg, died September 23, 2014 at his residence. He was a native of Gillett and a resident of the Milo community outside of Hamburg for more than 50 years. Mr. Parker worked at Estelle Tractor and Bearhouse Grain & Elevator. He was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church and he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert (Bud) and Wilma … Continued

Madrid Octavia Madden

Madrid Octavia Madden, 94, of Crossett, passed away on September 22, 2014. Mrs. Madden, a member of the Crossett Church of Christ, was a homemaker, a co-owner and cook in two local restaurants, and a nurse’s aide. She was a master at crochet, attacked crossword puzzles, and had an unwavering commitment to walking for recreation and health. The family will not be able to reminisce about her without mentioning her signature tiger butter candy, divinity, … Continued

James Kelly Sawyer

James Kelly Sawyer, 88, of McGehee, died September 22, 2014 at McGehee Desha County Hospital. Mr. Sawyer was retired from Lucky Chevrolet in McGehee. He was a member of First Baptist Church of McGehee where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a sports enthusiast, never too far from the town’s ballparks or basketball courts. Mr. Sawyer was born November 20, 1925 in Harrison to the late John C. and Ola … Continued

Johnnie L. Frizzell

  Johnnie L. Frizzell, 81, of Hope Hull, Alabama, and formerly of Star City, passed away September 22, 2014. Mr. Frizzell was born November 12, 1932 in Humnoke, Arkansas to the late L.B. and Alma Frizzell. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Zenobie Goggans and Margie James; four brothers, Burnice Frizzell, Nelson Frizzell, J.T, Frizzell and Donald Frizzell. He was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church in Grady, Alabama. He was a graduate … Continued