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Obituaries
JAMES COUNCIL
James “Suddie” Council, 86, of Hamburg, died Aug. 5, 2015 at his residence.
Funeral services were Aug. 12 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Willie R. Tyler officiated.

He was a native of Parkdale, a former employee of Hamburg School District and Leisure Lodge Nursing Home and a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.    

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Cleo Setters Council; four brothers, Willie Council, Henry Lindsey, Robert Council and Johnny Council and two sisters, Doris Bell and Loula Mae Robinson.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn L. Council of Hamburg; a daughter, Linda Hill; a sister, Annie Perine of Milwaukee, Wis.; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.     

Pallbearers are Michael Ridgell, Lawrence Booker, Rodney Seals, Daniel Shelton, John Ware and Jimmy Clark.

Cromwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  


KARA FIELDS
Kara Fields, 66, of Crossett, died Aug. 2, 2015 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.

Funeral services were Aug. 7 at Davis Memorial Church of God in Christ, with burial in Westview Cemetery. Elder Wendell Fields officiated.

She was a lifetime resident of Crossett, a homemaker and a co-pastor and member of Kingdom Builders Outreach Ministry.     

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Ruby Logan Kendrix and a brother, Franklin Simpson Carry.

She is survived by her husband, Elder Hazie Wendell Fields of Crossett; a daughter, Stacey Hill Reed of Crossett; two stepsons, Mark Fields of Lackfield, Ariz. and Ray Fields of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Pearl Tate of Warren and Martha Caldwell and Dianne Kendrix, both of Crossett; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Randy Boyd, Marcus Caldwell, Herbert Williams, James Adams, Robert Gilbert and Ricky Williams.

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


RICHARD POLK
Richard Carl Polk, 65, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Hamburg, died July 24, 2015 at College Park Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were Aug. 8 at Soldiers Chapel AME Church, with burial in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Bishop Denny C. Mays officiated.

He was a native of Hamburg, s a retired painter for Cook County Medical Center and a member of Soldiers Chapel AME Church.     

He was preceded in death by his mother, Addie B. Gardner; a sister, Dorothy Jean Thompson and a brother, Johnny James Jimmerson.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Polk of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Richard Polk of Salt Lake City, Utah, Karl Polk of North Las Vegas, Nev. and Bryant Polk of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Tammy Hilliard of North Los Vegas, Nev. and April Polk of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren and other relatives.   
  
Pallbearers are Carl Pippen, Jimmy Pippen, Keith Griffith, Jeff Tucker, Lawrence Fleming and Samuel Thomas.

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


SUE QUARLES
Sue Wilber Quarles, 80, of Crossett, died Aug. 9, 2015 at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.

Funeral services were Aug. 12 at First Baptist Church of Crossett, with burial in Ridge Cemetery in Castor, La. Pastor Jamie Staley officiated.

She was a graduate of Northwestern State University and received her Master’s degree from Northeast Louisiana University. She was a longtime teacher in the Crossett School District, and also taught in Fountain Hill, Louisiana and Virginia. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Crossett and taught Sunday school.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Wilber and Evie Green Wilber and a brother, Claude Wilbert Jr.

She is survived by a son, James Quarles III of Ruston, La.; a daughter, Beth Currie of Little Rock; three brothers, David Wilber of Crossett, James Wilber of Denham Springs, La. and Paul Wilber of DeRidder, La,; a sister, Rosemary Cannon of Milo; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Larry Cannon, Jeff Cannon, Jake Currie, Christopher Kidd, Kevin McKenzie and Kim Grigg.

Medders Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


ANDREW WILLIAMS
Andrew Williams, 75, of Bastrop, La., formerly of Portland, died Aug. 7, 2015 at Cherry Ridge nursing home.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cromwell Funeral Home, with burial in Jones Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Jesse Radford Jr. will officiate.

He was a native of Portland, a retired farm laborer and a Baptist.    

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Doris Hemingway Williams; a brother, Sammie Lee Williams and two sisters, Georgia Johnson and Mary Wilkerson.

He is survived by eight sons, Phillip Williams of Portland, Andrew Williams, Jr. of Little Rock, Harold Williams of Lorton, Va., Richard Williams and Larry Williams, both of Phoenix, Ariz., Ronnie Williams and Patrick Williams, both of Little Rock and Lorenzo Williams of Killeen, Texas; four daughters, Carol Harris of Little RockBrenda King of Montgomery, Ala., Shelby Farthing of Phoenix, Ariz. and Cassandra Stevens of Bastrop, La.; a stepbrother, Aaron Scott of Dermott; three sisters, Ida Mae Hayes of Crossett, Lillie Brown of Portland and Dorothy Mae Smith of Little Rock; 34 grandchildren, 37 grandchildren and other relatives.    

Pallbearers are Tristen Ford, Curtis Ford, Derrick Tucker, Ron Williams, Derrick Williams and Quinterrantce Tucker.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until funeral time Saturday at Cromwell Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.





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