Ashley News Observer- Obituaries
William Carl Bennett, 41, of Monticello, died Dec. 8, 2014 at his residence.
Funeral services were Dec. 12 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello, with burial with military honors at Union Cemetery in Rye.
He was a retired paramedic, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Heritage Free Will Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Pritchard of Crossett; his parents, Billy and Sue Bennett of Monticello; a son, Mark Bennett of Monticello; two daughters, Rebecca Bennett and Hannah Bennett, both of Hot Springs; a stepson, Travis Drye of Rison; a stepdaughter, Lesley Drye of Rison and other relatives.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Christian Roger Burt, 53, of East End, died Dec. 8, 2014 at his residence.
Funeral services were Dec. 12 at East Union Missionary Baptist Church in East End, with burial in Arkadelphia Cemetery.
He was a field service engineer for General Electric and a member of East Union Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Reace Burt.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Dee Burt of East End; a son, Cory Reace Burt; a daughter, Jamie Renae Newton; his mother, Ernestine Burt; a brother, Mark Anthony Burt and a sister, Teri Denise Johnson.
Memorials may be made to East Union Missionary Baptist Church in East End.
Huson Funeral Homes of Little Rock was in charge of arrangements.
Karon Deloise Hill Carter, 65, of Conway, formerly of Hamburg, died Dec. 12, 2014 in Rogers.†
Graveside services were Dec. 14 at Hamburg Cemetery, with the Rev. Warren Finney officiating.
She was a graduate of Ouachita University, a homemaker and an artist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Wayne Carter; a daughter, Katie Ellen Shumate; a son, Caleb Carter; her parents, Maxwell Hill and Eloise Bates Hill and a brother, Tracy Hill.
She is survived by a son, John Kirk Carter of London, England; a daughter, Michael Carter Mitchell of Yellville; four brothers, Dean Hill, Phillip Hill and Walter Hill, all of Hamburg and Ricky Hill of Placerville, Calif.,; a sister, Charlun Brett of Nashville; six grandchildren and other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72207 or to the Arkansas Childrenís Hospital, 1 Childrenís Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591.
Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Vicky Louise Haddick Kennedy, 62, of Crossett, died Dec. 13, 2014 at her residence.
She was a lifetime resident of Crossett, a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Byron Lamar Haddick and Vada Haddick and two sisters, Debbie Haddick and Tina Williamson.
She is survived by a daughter, Tracy Kennedy of Crossett; two grandchildren, Bailey Kennedy and Tanner Kennedy, both of Crossett; and other relatives.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arkansas Funeral Care of Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements.
Kathy Jordan Martin, 57, of Crossett, died Dec. 15, 2014 at Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Okla.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. Bros. John Marlar and Clayton Hales will officiate.
She was an employee of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where she taught adult education, and a member of West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of AWANA and the ladies auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jordan, Sr. and Mr.and Mrs. John (Archie) Loveless.
She is survived by her husband, Ricky Oliver Martin of Crossett; her parents, Alvin and Marie Jordan of Monticello; her sons, Joshua Martin and Martin, both of Crossett; two brothers, Paul Jordan of Crossett and David Jordan of Conway; a sister, Annette Watson of Selma; and other relatives.
Pallbearers are Chester Rosen, Bruce Carpenter, Tommy Shumpert, Jerry Watkins, Gary Farmer and Doyle Blankenship Jr.
Memorials may be made to West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 447, Crossett, AR 71635.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at West Crossett Missionary Baptist Church.
Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Kay Smith, 50, of Hampton, died Dec. 8, 2014 at her residence.
Funeral services were Dec. 12 at Frazerís Funeral Home in Warren, with the Rev. Ricky Smith officiating.
She was a waitress and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John L. Bradford and Eva Mae Herring Bradford; two brothers, Bill Bradford and Elbert Bradford and two sisters, Helen Blanch and Sherry Ritchie.
She is survived by her husband, Ricky Smith of Hampton; a son, Jonathan Corker of Kingsbay, Ga.; two daughters, Neci Eppinette of Sterlington, La. and Beth LaFoy of Versailles, Mo.; two brothers, Lynn Bradford of Camden and Johnny Bradford of Fordyce; four sisters, Vickie Deal of El Dorado and Peggy Sullivant, Myrtis Ables and Jimmie Ables, all of Hampton; and six grandchildren.
Frazerís Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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