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Obituaries
WILLIE ELLIS
Willie Richard Ellis, 43, of Hamburg, died April 10, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services were April 17 at Philip Grove Baptst Church, with burial in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Horace Ingram officiated.

He was a lifetime resident of Hamburg, an employee of Hometown Tire in Crossett and a member of Phillip Grove Baptist Church.     

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jelisa Ellis; his father, Willie Joe Ellis; a sister, Sylvia Inez Ellis; his grandparents, Bill and Darlene Edwards Marshall and Willie Lee Ellis.

He is survived by a son, Willie D. Walker of Hamburg,; his mother, Doy Mae Rossiter of Hamburg; a brother, Marcus D. Webster of New Mexico; a sister, Marie Hampton of Hamburg and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Darius Hampton, Jason Kelley, Derrick Williams, Charles Brown, George Dickerson, Daniel Smith, Michael Gilliam and McCoy Franklin, Jr.   

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


TED FRANKLIN
Ted Lee Franklin, 45, of Hamburg, died April 15, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services were April 18 at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, with burial in Eden Cemetery. The Revs. Greg Comer and Andy Connard officiated.

He was a heavy equipment operator, a member of the Berlin Fire Department and a member of First Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles H. Franklin and his grandparents, Albert and Jessie Chancellor Franklin and Clifton Albert Pendergrass, Sr. and Melba Jean Terry Pendergrass.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia Wesson Franklin of Hamburg; a son, Cody Franklin of Hamburg; two daughters, Rhiannon Franklin and Amy Franklin, both of Hamburg; his mother, Mary Alice Pendergrass Franklin of Hamburg; a sister, Kathy Tran of Hamburg and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rodger Middlebrooks, Jim Burgess, Cliff Pendergrass, Lane Wesson, Patrick Chapman, Brian Hollis, Chris Walters and Steven Fearby. 
Memorials may be made to UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Center, 4301 West Markham Street #716, Little Rock, AR  72205.

Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


JEAN LAMBERT
Alvin Jean Lambert, 72, of Hamburg, died April 10, 2015 at Pinewood Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were April 18 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with burial in Johnson Memorial Cemetery. Pastor Willie R. Taylor officiated.

 She was a lifetime resident of Hamburg, a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she served on the pastor’s aide committee and the mothers’ ministry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Floydie Mae Arrington Lambert; two brothers, Sammy Lee King and Dave Haynes and three sisters, Lena Mae Haynes, Eula Mae Haynes, and Pearl King.    

She is survived by three sons, Anthony Webster and Billy Charles Lambert, both of Blytheville, and Fredrick Lambert of Hamburg; five daughters, Roxie Ann Downs, Jennifer Martin, Loretta Smith and Janice Lambert, all of Hamburg and Amy Brock of Fountain Hill; four brothers, Elmer “P-Man” King and Alfonso King, both of Hamburg, Archie Lee Haynes of El Dorado and Paul Simpson of Maumelle; two sisters, Christy Lee Davis and Rose Nell King, both of Hamburg; 22 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Larry Martin, Robert Scates, Robert Stanley, John Ware, Ken Dunn and Jimmy Dismuke.  

Cromwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.





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