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Ashley News Observer- Obituaries


KADEN DUNCAN-HELMS
Kaden “Brylee” Duncan-Helms, 12, of Dubberly, La., formerly of Crossett, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.  He was born Dec. 20, 2005, in Monroe, La., and was a 6th-grade student at Lakeside Junior-Senior High School in Sibley, La. 

He is preceded in death by one brother, Kayleb Helms; three grandparents, Bill Taunton, Thelma Duncan and Don Wisbey; and two aunts, Belinda Kay Duncan and Debbie Duncan.

Survivors include his mother, Jennifer Helms and husband, Justin, of Dubberly; eight siblings, Victoria Spillers and husband, Cody, of West Monroe, La., Felicia Duncan, and Kyler Duncan, both of Crossett, Carlie Shockley of Beekman, Kaitlyn Helms, Becca Helms, Natalee Dodd, and Konner Helms, all of Dubberly; grandparents, Marvin “Buddy” and Archolor Duncan of Crossett, and Carl and Sharon Helms of Ringgold, La.; one great-grandmother, Ollie Mae Taunton of Crossett; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett with Bro. Danny Merriweather officiating, with burial following at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers were Landon Watson, Carl Helms, Jason Helms, C.J. Davis, Gavin Woodall, Logon Patterson, Brian Pippen and Jake Richardson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Autism Speaks Organization.




WILLIAM MURPHY
William “Bill” Aubrey Murphy, 76, of Crossett, died on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.  He was born in Crossett Dec. 22, 1941, to the late Aubrey and Gladys Dale Lochala Murphy.  He was a member of the South Main Baptist Church, the CHS class of 1960, and for 44 years, he worked for Georgia Pacific in the maintenance department

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Linda Gayle Murphy, of Crossett; four children, Lynn Murphy Holliday of White House, Tenn., Jeffrey Murphy and wife, Amy, of Crossett, Louise Weeks and husband, Toby, of Apopka, Fla., and John Welch and wife, DeAnn, of Crossett; two brothers, Billy Harold Murphy of Bryan, Texas, and James Edward Murphy of Crossett; ten grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service was 10 a.m., Feb. 10 at the South Main Baptist Church with the Rev. Lyle Hern officiating, with burial following at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers were Coby Holliday, Edward Meadows, Craig Holliday, Brandon Weeks, Evan Murphy, Hunter Welch, Christopher Holliday, and Cade Holliday. 

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Klassy Kruzers Street Rod Club.




PAUL WEBB
Paul A. Webb, 83, of Hamburg, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. A carpenter and painter, Mr. Webb was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church .

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.E. and Mary New Webb and his grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Hazel Green Webb; two daughters, Paula Webb of El Dorado and Denise Mattingly of South Carolina; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Howie officiating.

A private burial followed in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com.




AUDREY HARRIS
Audrey W. Harris, 81, of Warren, died Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was born July 10, 1936 in Drew County, a daughter of the late Lem William Carpenter and Kate Rowe Carpenter. She was owner and operator of Harris Grocery Store, and a member of the Wilmar Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edsel Jennings Harris; her brothers, Jessie Carpenter and Floyd Carpente; and her sisters, Betty Griffin and Vivian Harris.

Survivors include her son, Bruce Harris and spouse Shelia, of Monticello; a brother, Lloyd “Flat Top” Carpenter, Monticello; two sisters, Patricia Smith of Monticello and Dorothy Carter of Crossett; two grandchildren; an expected great-grandchild; and sister-in-law, Martha Ketzcher of North Little Rock.
Funeral services were 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Frazer’s Chapel with the Revs. Mark Harris and Kenny Worbington officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and Linda Thompson was soloist.

Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers included Ricky Grant, Mancy Daniel, Danny Glober, Kennon Harris, Jonathan Harris and Steve Faulkner.

Honorary pallbearers were Carlis Johns, Larry Tucker, Dale Harris, Jerry Davis and Ethan Harris.

Online condolences may be made to frazerfuneralhome.com.




TIMOTHY CASTLEBERRY
Timothy Ford Castleberry, 59, died Feb. 2, 2018. He was born July 27, 1958 in Hamburg to his late parents, Elmer and Johnnie Weis Kelley. Mr. Castleberry was an auto mechanic

He was preceded in death by his biological parents, his adopted parents, Henry Ford and Juanita Mann Castleberry; one daughter, Terra McCarty; five brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Mary Jo Hill Castleberry of Hamburg; three sons, Scott Castleberry and spouse Autumn of Crossett, James Cody Till and Jerry Wayne Till, both of Monroe, La.; two daughters, Cassie Naff and spouse Johnny of Beekman, and Krista Goyne and spouse Ashley of Crossett; one brother, Johnny Castleberry of Newport, Ark.; two sisters, Carolyn Webb of Monroe, and Betty Kelley of Monticello; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Jones Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mike Griffith and Keith Boseman officiating.

Burial followed at Simms Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Online condolences may be made to jonesservice.com.