Emory Edward “Ed” Cross, 76, of Hamburg, died September 28, 2021, in Little Rock.
Mr. Cross was a native of Ashley County, a lifelong resident of Hamburg, and attended Hamburg High School where he enjoyed playing football. He worked as a produce manager at Piggly-Wiggly for many years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason who received his 50-year pin and was a treasurer and very active member of the Hamburg Prairie Lodge #465. He was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, an outdoorsman and enjoyed deer hunting.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Sue Stanley Cross in 2007; his parents, Willie and Jo May Savage Cross; two brothers, David Milton Cross and Herman Cross and a step-son, Ted Hennington.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Kilcrease Cross of Hamburg; a daughter, Karen Williams of Montana; three sons, James Cross, Steven Cross and wife, Angel, and Michael Cross and wife, Melanie, all of Crossett; two stepdaughters, Babs Shockley and husband, Bobby, of Hamburg and Beth Knight and husband, Clay, of Sheridan; a stepson, Earnie Hennington and wife, Jacque, of Hamburg; two brothers, Lewis Melvin Cross of Crossett and Bobby Wayne Cross of El Dorado; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 1, at 2 p.m. at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Josh Luellen and Bro. Carlton White officiating.
Burial with Masonic Rites will be at the Rolfe Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers are Gene Cross, Reggie Cross, Richard Cross, Casey Kelley, Dusty Johnson and Kevin Cessor. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Hamburg Prairie Masonic Lodge #465 and the Crossett Masonic Lodge #576.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church.