John “Tony” Ferguson

  John “Tony” Ferguson, 75 of Monticello passed away April 26, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He was born on October 28, 1939 to the late John C. Ferguson and Lillian Howard Ferguson in the Florence Community. He was a veteran of U.S. Coast Guard, a retired car salesman and was of the Assembly of God faith. He was also preceded death by one brother, Ross Ferguson; four sisters, Betty Armstrong, Jane Wilson, … Continued

Barbara Ann Barnett Courson

Barbara Ann Barnett Courson, 79, of Crossett, passed away on April 25, 2015. She was born August 11, 1935 in Hamburg to her parents Jack and Bertie Mae Giles Barnett. She was a lifelong homemaker and Sunday School teacher; she enjoyed cross stitching and reading. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Ann Courson Donald; parents, Jack and Bert Barnett; a brother, Willard Fay Barnett and two sisters, Mary Alice Leigh and Julia … Continued

Ralph Joel Barnes

  Ralph Joel Barnes, 76 of Monticello passed away on April 22, 2015 at his home. He was born February 22, 1939 in Wilmar and from that day to this he has brought great joy and love to many people. Mr. Barnes married Linda Rose Hayes on December 22, 1967. They spent 48 years together sharing their joy and love of Jesus and gospel music with all who would listen. He worked for Burlington Mills … Continued

Delbert Walter Weaver

  Delbert Walter Weaver, 94 of Tillar passed away April 22, 2015. Mr. Weaver was a member of Richland Baptist Church, a 32nd degree Mason and the D.A.V. He was a retired farmer; and a veteran of World War II; he held the rank of sergeant in the United States Army. He was born on February 17, 1921 in Desha County the son of George and Mamie Weaver. In addition to his parents, he was … Continued

Candice Le Miller

Candice Le Miller, 30, of Hamburg, died April 21, 2015. She graduated from Crossett High School in 2002, was a homemaker, a member of the Milo Fire Department and a member of the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and mother. Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by a brother, Chris Cross in 2005. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Miller of Hamburg; two sons, Christopher Ray Gregory Cross of … Continued

L. J. “Loma” Cruce

L. J. “Loma” Cruce, 79 of Pine Bluff, passed away on April 19, 2015 at St. Vincent’s Hospice in Little Rock. He was born September 6, 1935 in Drew County to the late Clyde and Marguerite Berryman Cruce. He spent his early years growing up in Monticello and many will remember L. J. as an employee of Wilmar Grocery Co., where he worked for many years prior to moving to Pine Bluff. He was a … Continued

Katherine Marie Jolley

Katherine Marie Jolley, 96, of Bedford, Texas, formerly of Lake Village, passed away on April 18, 2015 at Parkwood Health Care in Bedford, Texas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a teaching degree and then later went on to the University of Fayetteville where she received her master’s in teaching. Mrs. Jolley retired 33 years from teaching after teaching in Japan, Texas and finally at Montrose Academy as principal for the … Continued

Tommy Ray Aldridge

  Tommy Ray Aldridge, 68 of Winchester, passed away at his home on April 17, 2015. Lt. Aldridge spent his career in the United States Navy and attended Linwood Baptist Church in Moscow, Arkansas. He was born on May 15, 1946 in Lonoke and was the son of Harl J. and Evelyn Watkins Aldridge. Survivors are his wife, Sharon Aldridge of Winchester; three sons, Michael Aldridge of Winchester, Brian Aldridge and Jeffrey Aldridge both of … Continued

Harvey E. Barton

Harvey E. Barton, 87, died April 11, 2015 in Monticello. Mr. Barton was born on June 23, 1927 in Tyronza, Arkansas to Walter Whit Barton and Vera Barton. He was the sixth of ten children. At the age of 16, he volunteered for service in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific theater in World War II. Subsequent to his naval service, he received a Bachelor’s degree from Memphis State College in 1952. … Continued

Grover Leon Smith

  Grover Leon Smith, 78, of Collins, died April 10, 2015 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. He grew up in the Wells Bayou Community and attended Dumas schools. After graduating high school Mr. Smith attended Arkansas A&M College (now University of Arkansas at Monticello) where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. While attending A&M, he played baseball and was named All A.I.C. Mr. Smith began his football coaching career in Star … Continued