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Ashley News Observer- Obituaries


Obituaries
JEFF BURNS
Jeff Burns, 54, of Montrose, died March 21, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident.

He was a member of Montrose Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christian Rosenbaum and his mother, Mary Christine (Cricket) Harbour Burns.

He is survived by a son, T.J. Burns of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Candace Rosenbaum of Houston, Texas; his father, Earl Burns of Montrose; a sister, Vickie Mixon of Montrose; and three grandchildren.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


RALPH DOSS
Ralph Doss, 73, of Hamburg, died March 17, 2015 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.

Funeral services were March 20 at Gardner Baptist Church, with burial in Unity Cemetery. The Revs. Coby Harper and Eugene Howie officiated.

He was a retired employee of Georgia-Pacific and a member of Gardner Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mancy and Adlee Hill Doss; five brothers, R.B., Marion, Bobby, Leo and Durwood Doss and five sisters, Armetta Holland, Martha Jean Kirkpatrick, Gwendolyn Doss, Jeanette Doss and Maxine Doss.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda Sivils Doss of Hamburg; two sons, Mark Doss of Crossett and Chris Doss of Hamburg; a brother, Elmer Lee Doss of Texas; three sisters, Syble Barnes of Moore, Okla., Naomi Barnard of Norman, Okla. and Dean Langley of Hamburg; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Kilcrease, Emmitt Wallace, Johnny Huffstetler, Jeff Miller, Ronnie Ware and Wayne Fox.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Home for Children, PO Box 427, Monticello, Arkansas 71657 or to Gideon’s International, PO Box 82, Crossett, AR 71635.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


MARY FISHER
Mary Irene Fisher of Hamburg died March 14, 2015.

Funeral services were March 19 at Epistles of God Church of Deliverance, with burial in Pugh Cemetery.

Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.


PAMELA MARTINEZ
Pamela Martinez, 62, of Portland, died March 14, 2015 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

Funeral services were March 21 at Unity Temple Church of God in Christ, with burial in Montrose Cemetery. The Rev. Brandon Bolden officiated.

She was a homemaker and a member of Brown Temple Missionary Baptist Church.    

She was preceded in death by her father, Golden Lancaster and her stepfather, Eddie Stewart, Jr.

She is survived by her mother, Melvina “Dollie” Stewart of Montrose; six brothers, Willie Lancaster and Darnell Lancaster, both of Montrose, Rev. Walter Lancaster, Eddie Stewart III and Albert Stewart, all of Portland and Melvin Stewart of Lancaster, Calif.; two sisters, Ella Frazer of Bastrop, La. and Susie Rollins of Wilmot; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Quincy Spells, Quincy Spells, Jr., Edward Frazier, Jr., John Brown, Larry Robinson and Louis Robinson.

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


JERRY SMITH
Jerry Lynn Smith, 70, of Monticello, formerly of Crossett, died March 18, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were March 21 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home, with burial in Oakland Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Howell Smith of Monticello; three sons, Shawn Smith of Carlisle, Jay Jones of Warren and Jonathan Jones of Hamilton, Ohio; five daughters, Terri Smith Atwood of Springdale, Robbye Jones Eyman and Lyndie Jones Johnston, both of Monticello, Stephanie Smith Genger of Incheon, Korea, and Jeanne Jones Hipp of Crossett; a brother, Ricky Smith of Stuttgart; a sister, Teresa Smith Carter of Stuttgart; 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello was in charge of arrangements.


ROSALYN SPENCER
Rosalyn Mitchen Spencer, 86, of Baton Rouge, La., formerly of Crossett, died March 19, 2015.

Graveside services were March 24 at Lacey Cemetery.

She was a math teacher and a missionary and a member of South Baton Rouge Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Spencer and her parents, Roy and Fannie Mitchen.

She is survived by two stepsons, Dennis Spencer and Doug Spencer; a brother, Joe Mitchen; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Frazer’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


KEN TAYLOR, JR.
Ken Taylor, Jr., 54, of Montrose, formerly of Crossett, died March 21, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident.

Memorial services are at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at First United Methodist Church in Crossett, with Dr. Russell Moore officiating.

He was a truck driver and a member of Greggton United Methodist Church in Longview, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a son, Connor Taylor and his grandparents, J.D. and Laura Mae Frazier and Dalton and Lois Taylor.

He is survived by a son, Jeffery Taylor of Crossett; a daughter, Ashley Taylor of College Station, Texas; his parents, Kenneth Taylor Sr. and Janis Frazier Taylor of Cantonment, Fla.; two sisters, Rita Harrison of Cantonment, Fla. and Amy Beckett of Ozark, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 500 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635 or to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1394 Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, Fla., 32514.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


EDWARD WATSON
Edward Lloyd Watson, 75, of Crossett, died March 19, 2015 in Greenville, Miss.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gates Chapel AME Church, with burial in Westview Cemetery. The Rev. Harold White III will officiate.

He was a member of Gates Chapel AME Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, James L. Watson Sr.; a brother, James L. Watson Jr. and a sister, Louise Penn.

He is survived by a son, Gregory Watson of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Marcia Kidd and LaJoyce James, both of Crossett, and Veronica Edwards of Pine Bluff; his mother, Rosa Streeter Watson of Crossett; a brother, Ronald Watson of Crossett; a sister, Catherine Jones of Youngstown, Ohio; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Medders Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.





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