J. E. “Jack” Willis

J. E. “Jack” Willis, 83, of Crossett, passed away on September 16, 2014. Mr. Willis was a construction worker and a member of the Pine Forest Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Willis was born on February 20, 1931 in Milo and was the son of the late Jefferson David and Flonna Gilmore Willis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Leona Brantley Willis. Survivors include a son, Mike Willis (LaDonna) of … Continued

Queen Ester Jackson

Queen Ester Jackson, 79, of Crossett, died September 16, 2014 at Stonegate Villa Health & Rehabilitation. She was born on March 25, 1935, was a Bradley County native and lived in Crossett for the past 55 years. She was a former employee of Georgia Pacific Plywood Mill and was a member of Epistles of God Church of Deliverance. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Jackson; two sons, Eddie Colen and Johnny … Continued

Burt Allen Gilbert

Burt Allen Gilbert, 49, of Crossett, died September 16, 2014 at CHG Cornerstone Hospital of Little Rock. He was born on February 20, 1965 in Herrin, Illinois, was a log truck driver and was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded death by his parents, Gary Dean and Cheechie Mae Mitchell Gilbert. Burt enjoyed spending time with his family and playing cards. More than anything else, he loved his quiet time. He always wanted peace … Continued

Kattie Frances Bell

Kattie Frances Bell, 61, of Crossett, died September 15, 2014 at Baptist Health Hospital in North Little Rock. She was a former office manager and was a member of Soldiers Chapel A.M.E. Church. She was an outgoing, friendly “people” person who loved her family and friends dearly. She was born on October 14, 1952 in Hamburg and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Hattie Mae Bunton Brown. In addition to her parents, she was … Continued

Thomas Oran Atchley

  Thomas Oran Atchley, 64, of McGehee, died September 14, 2014 at his home. He was a farmer and a fisherman. Mr. Athcley was born on January 8, 1950, in Gainesville, Alabama and was the son of the late William Riley Atchley and Bunice Kelley Atchley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Rauls. Survivors include three sons, Chris Atchley and wife, Allison of Mt. Home, Donald Atchley … Continued

John Mark Tietz Sr.

John Mark Tietz Sr., age 74, of Eudora, died September 13, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock. He was a retired diesel mechanic and a member of the Aulds Baptist Church in Portland. Mr. Tietz was born March 16, 1940 in Empire, Arkansas and was the son of the late Edward B. Tietz and Ethel May Burdine Tietz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Survivors … Continued

Imogean Bradford Nichols

Imogean Bradford Nichols, 80 of Crossett, died September 12, 2014 at the Ashley County Medical Center. Mrs. Nichols was retired from AVA Vending Company and was a member of the Church of Christ on Pine Street in Crossett. She loved her family, gardening and cooking. She was born on October 27, 1933 in Banks and was the daughter of the late Buford and Pearl Boyette Bradford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by … Continued

Martha Lou Page Hoffman

Martha Lou Page Hoffman, 79, of Crossett, passed away on September 11, 2014 at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was a graduate of Crossett High Class of 1954 and a member of South Main Baptist Church.   Mrs. Hoffman was born on April 1, 1935 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Willie Lee Page. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Hoffman, and three … Continued

Jack Welton Thiele

Jack Welton Thiele, 64, of Monticello, passed away on September 11, 2014 at Jefferson Regional in Pine Bluff. Mr. Thiele was an automobile and tractor mechanic. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello. He was born on April 26, 1950 in Dermott and was the son of the late William Emmett and Media Marie Calloway Thiele. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a second mother, Easter Thiele; two … Continued

Joyce Faye Carter

Joyce Faye Carter, 74, of Crossett, died September 7, 2014 at her sister’s home in West Crossett. She was born on March 25, 1940 in Holly Springs, Arkansas and was the daughter of the late Coby and Vestia Mae Jones. Joyce’s family described her as a perfectionist and an athlete who enjoyed everything from horseback riding to calligraphy. She was crowned Camden’s Rodeo Queen in 1956 and Crossett’s Rodeo Queen in 1957. She was also … Continued