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Ashley News Observer- Obituaries


Obituaries
TAMMY BOLIN
Tammy Meeks Bolin, 53, of Monticello, died April 22, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services were April 24 at First United Methodist Church in Monticello, with burial in Eden Cemetery in Fountain Hill.

She was a para-professional with the Drew County Schools, a member of Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church in Hamburg and attended First United Methodist Church in Monticello.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Bolin and her stepfather, Jack Shockley.

She is survived by two daughters, Tiffany Bolin and Courtney Bolin, both of Monticello; her mother, Linda Shockley of Monticello; her father and stepmother, Eddie and Helen Meeks of Crossett; three brothers, Jeff Meeks of Fountain Hill, Bruce Meeks of Hamburg and Joe Meeks of Monticello; and other relatives.

Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


NAOMI CROSWELL
Naomi Kelley Croswell, 87, of Hamburg, died April 19, 2016 at John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado.

Funeral services were April 21 at North Crossett First Baptist Church, with burial in Pinewood Memorial Park. The Rev. Robin Allen officiated.

She was a homemaker and a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church, where she taught Vacation Bible School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.N. Croswell; a brother, Everett Kelley; two sisters, Mable Lee Kelley and Laverne Kelley; her parents, Robert and Sarah Cunningham Kelley and a step-granddaughter, Debbie Jordan.

She is survived by two daughters, Jeanette Fairris of El Dorado and Judy Hughes of Hamburg; two sisters, Ruth Kelley Griffin of Upland, Calif. and Amelia Kelley Kusturin of Vilas, N.C.; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, Cole Fairris and Cisaley McVicker; four step-great-grandchildren, three step-great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Upshaw, Denon Cagle, Gale Anders, Mark Guin, Ronnie Rickman and Marvin Spurlock.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


MARVIN HARRIS
Marvin Lewis “Mad Dog” Harris, 62, of Crossett, died April 21, 2016 at Ashley County Medical Center.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Living Word Church of God in Christ, with burial in Phillip Grove Cemetery. Bishop Joe Mason will officiate.

He was a lifetime resident of Crossett, a crossing guard for several years and a member of Living Word Church of God in Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Lou Willie Callins-Harris and a brother, Alonzo “Pete” Harris.

He is survived by two sons, Marcus Johnson of Euless, Texas and Marcell Harris of El Dorado; a daughter, Arbrina Harris of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Patricia Harris of Killeen, Texas; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are his grandsons and nephews.

Visitation is from 5:30-7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at Cromwell Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.


DOROTHY McCONE
Dorothy Tucker McCone, 96, of Hamburg, died April 24, 2016 at Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were April 26 at North Crossett First Baptist Church, with burial in Crossroad Cemetery. The Rev. Robin Allen officiated.

She was a native of Hamburg and a member of North Crossett First Baptist Church.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Oscar McCone; a grandson, Alan McCone; her parents, Douglas and Jessie Carnahan Tucker; four brothers, John D., Harry, Fred and Frank Tucker and two sisters, Beatrice Tucker and Corene Yeatman.

She is survived by two sons, Rusty McCone and Mickey McCone of Hamburg; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Trent McCone, Robert McCone, Drake McCone, Michael Mixon, Aaron Rasburry and Danny Carter.  

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


GREGORY RICHARDS
Gregory Lavell Richards, 57, of Jacksonville, formerly of Hamburg, died April 16, 2016 at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock.

Funeral services were April 26 at Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness, with burial in Carlock Cemetery. Pastor Danotony Square officiated.

He was a retired truck driver, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louis James Richards.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Willis-Richards of Jacksonville; his mother, Hazel Mae Richards of Hamburg; a son, Louis James Richards of Jacksonville; two  daughters, Verdell Richards of Jacksonville and Latasha Meadows of Hot Springs; a stepson, Dale White of Ward, Ark.; two brothers, James Earl Richards of Lake Village and Benjamin Richards of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Sharon Richards of Monroe, La.; five grandchildren, a great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Willie Mays, Curtis Tolliver Jr., John Ware, Mickey Tolbert, David Richardson and Burlin Ware.

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.





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