Margie Ann Griffis Gardner

Margie Ann Griffis Gardner, 75, of Crossett, passed away on September 15, 2017, at her home. She was born on January 2, 1942, to her parents, J.C., and Lillie Pearl Morgan Griffis. During her early years, her family resided in Bastrop, Louisiana and eventually made Crossett their permanent home. Mrs. Gardner was a Baptist and a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Her kind and empathetic soul was evident in everything she did, including … Continued

Susan Johnson Burns

Susan Johnson Burns, 65, of Pine Bluff passed away on September 14, 2017 at her home. She was born April 22, 1952 in Drew County to the late Troy Thomas Johnson and Margaret Graves Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Troy Johnson and a sister-in-law, Iris Johnson. Susan was a Christian, a member of Summit Baptist Church in Pine Bluff and was retired from the Pine … Continued

Irene Herring Sealy

Irene Herring Sealy, 90, affectionately known to many as “Miss Irene” passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at her home, at the age of 90. She was born in Centerpoint (Drew County) on July 23, 1927 to the late Wesley and Della Shoops Phillips. She was a survivor of the tornado that decimated her small community of Centerpoint in 1939, killing over 40 people, many of whom were members of the Phillips family. The event … Continued

Maggie Frances Biggs

Maggie Frances Biggs, 97, of McGehee, passed away on September 14, 2017. She was born September 14, 1920 in Collins and was the daughter of the late Henry Mathis Donaldson and Elizabeth Delcenia Cash Donaldson. Mrs. Biggs was a member of the Eureka Chapter #374 Order of the Eastern Star in Monticello, a member of the Amaranth and a member of AARP. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of McGehee. Other than … Continued

Joe T. Huskey

Joe T. Huskey, 76, of Wilmar, went to his heavenly home on September 13, 2017 at his home after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born May 13, 1941 in Drew County, to the late Roy and Reba Montgomery Huskey. Mr. Huskey was a pipeline foreman and equipment operator for over 35 years until his retirement in 2003. He was a Christian and member of Green Hill Community Baptist Church. Survivors include his … Continued

Patsy Green Winchester

Patsy Green Winchester, 67, of Monticello, passed away on September 12, 2017 at her home. She was born on December 29, 1949 in Beedeville, Arkansas to the late Earnest Green and Reathy Allen Green. She was a homemaker and a Christian of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her two husbands, Danny Winchester and Donnie Baty; and one brother, Earl Green. Survivors include one son, Danny … Continued

Jessie Cason Stein

Jessie Cason Stein, 94, of Hamburg, died on September 10, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Stein was a native of Lena, Louisiana and former resident of Portland, Arkansas and Dallas, Texas. She was a homemaker, retired private duty nurse and a member of the Southside Baptist Church. In her spare time, she loved to paint and sew. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl “Whitey” Stein in 2016 and James Randall Cason in … Continued

John C. “Petey” Emerson, Sr.

John C. “Petey” Emerson, Sr., 70, of Lake Village, died on September 9, 2017 at his home in Lake Village. Mr. Emerson was born January 20, 1947, in Lake Village, and was the son of the late Buell James Emerson and Beulah Imagene Byrd Emerson. He was the shop foreman for W.B. Loyd for many years before becoming the pastor for Colorado Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an … Continued

Buford Ray Brown, Sr.

Buford Ray Brown, Sr., 84, of Crossett passed away on September 9, 2017, at home. He was born in Pickens on September 13, 1932, to his parents, Kyrel George, and Willie Mae Barnes Brown. Mr. Brown was raised in Chicot County, along with his five siblings, and worked alongside his parents as sharecroppers. As an adult, he began driving trucks and was employed by Georgia Pacific for many years. He later moved to Crossett and … Continued

Frances Leone Brumley

Frances Leone Brumley, 82, of Crossett, passed away in Hamburg on September 8, 2017. She was born on May 31, 1935 to the late Jeffie James Pennington and Allie Ree Sawyer Griffin. Mrs. Brumley was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church and loved her Eva Watson Sunday school class. She was a good Christian mother and a wonderful housewife. She loved the outdoors, working in her garden and flower beds. One of her greatest accomplishments … Continued