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Ashley News Observer- Obituaries

Darryl William Hawkins, 22 of Frisco, Texas, died on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 in Plano, Texas. He was a graduate of McKinney Boyd High School and the Universal Technical Institute, a service advisor at Hendrick Volkswagen and a member of One Community Church.

Mr. Hawkins was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leon and Helen Moore and his paternal grandparents, William Henry and Mary Hawkins.
Survivors include his loving parents, Darryl and Tonnia-Moore Hawkins of McKinney; two sisters, La’Toya N. Hawkins of Dallas and Madelyn D. Hawkins of San Marcos, Texas; a niece, Brayla J. Hawkins and a nephew, Brandon L. Hawkins as well as a number of uncles, aunts, cousins and many special friends.

Funeral services were 3 p.m. Sept. 16, at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Dermott with the Rev. Ricky Lattimore officiating.

Pallbearers were the HTG Hunting Club, Michael Bailey, Jr., Rod Brown, Charles “Chef” George, Jerrod Handley, Michael Thompson and Travious Travon Hawkins.

Honorary Pallbearers were the HTG Hunting Club, Eddy Hawkins, Sr., Troy Robinson, Nakia Hawkins, Dwight Fuselier, Benny Puriett, William Simmons, Rev. Albert Jones, Douglas Simmons, Freddie Walker and Chris Sims.

Burial followed at Moore’s Memorial Lawn in Dermott.

Services were under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc.

Lottie M. Croswell, 96, of Crossett, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Cherry Ridge Skilled Nursing Facility in Bastrop, LA.

She was born in Ashley County on January 15, 1921, to her parents, Bob, and Geneva Maxwell.

Lottie was an amazing seamstress who not only sewed for her family, but also professionally. Her greatest masterpieces include the beautiful dresses she made for her granddaughters and greatgranddaughters.

Lottie worked in retail at Harrison’s Clothing Store in Hamburg, and at the Crown Colony in Hot Springs. She also lovingly crafted handmade quilts for her family and was a fantastic cook. Her old-fashioned teacakes could always be found on the kitchen counter and family dinners and holidays were always greatest around her dinner table. She loved her family, her church, and most of all, her Lord.

She is preceded in death by her parents and all her siblings, her husband of 56 years, Charles Robert Croswell; one granddaughter, Kay Goodwin and one great-granddaughter, Kasey Goodwin.

She is survived by her only daughter, Margaret Nutt and husband, Roger, of Crossett; two granddaughters, Stephanie Pratt of El Dorado, and Beth Nutt of Little Rock; grandson-in-law, Charlie Goodwin of Stamps, AR; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin, and Caroline Pratt; three great, greatgranddaughters, Natalie, Ryleigh, and Kyleigh; along with a host of friends and extended family members.

A Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 19th at Beech Street Baptist Church, 500 Beech Street in Crossett, with Bro. Donnie Dubose officiating, followed by an interment at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Joe Eubanks, Benjamin Pratt, Billy Bolin, Charlie Goodwin, Henry Carter, and Red Wells.

Visitation was from 6:00 -8:00 p.m., Monday, September 18th at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beech Street Baptist Church.

Marcus LaRoy Williams, 54, of Strong, was born on Jan. 1, 1963 to Euphemia and Willie Williams Jr. in Mobile, Ala. He died Sept. 14, 2017 in Strong at his residence. 

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Euphemia and Theodore Toodle, and his paternal grandparents, Willie and Annie Mae Williams.

Survivors include his mother and father; his siblings Capresia Austin and spouse Eddie, Carla Sims, Fristanna Bryant and spouse Charles, Jennifer Pugh and spouse Bryant and Timothy Williams.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Pine Street Church of Christ in Crossett.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service.

Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell Memorial Funeral Service of Crossett.

Margie Ann “Griffis” Gardner, 75, of Crossett, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at her residence. She was born Jan. 2, 1942, to her parents, J.C., and Lillie Pearl Morgan Griffis. Margie was a Baptist and a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lonnie Fred Gardner; three sisters, Connie Ruth Scroggins, Frances Frisby, and infant, Mary Griffis; and one brother, Charlie Griffis.

Survivors include two sons, Keith Gardner and wife, Janla, of Crossett, and Alan Gardner and wife, Khanh, of Baton Rouge, La.; one daughter, Vicki Wells and husband, Alan, of Fountain Valley, Calif.;
four brothers, Floyd Griffis and wife, Vela, of Crossett, John Henry Griffis and wife, Nelda, of Kerrville, Texas, Jackie Griffis and wife, Shirley, of Cove City, Texas, and Paul Douglas Griffis and wife, Dawn, of Crossett; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service was 2 p.m., Sept. 18 at Mt. Olive Baptist
Church with the Revs. Eric Hodge and David Tohlen officiating. Burial followed at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Kyle Gardner, Kevin Gardner, Joseph Gardner, Kyle
Griffis, Mike Scroggins, Tommy Scroggins, MikeOgden, and David Ogden.
Honorary pallbearers were Ms. Margie’s Sunday School Class.

Perry Jordan, age 100, of Crossett, AR passed away September 6, 2017. Mr. Jordan was born on January 18, 1917 in Milo, AR to his parents, Charlie Henry and Ollie Pogue Jordan. He was one of thirteen children. Mr. Jordan was the owner of Jordan Bros. Garage and a member of Crossett Lodge #576. He was a devoted husband and loved his family. Mr. Jordan was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and served as a Men’s Sunday school teacher.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 79 years, Leona Johnson Jordan; his brothers, J. B., LeRoy, Delton, Royce, Green, Delmar and Parnell Jordan; his sisters, Eula Belle Brantley, Annie Morman, Gladys Johnston and Myrtle Willis.

Survivors include two sons, Glenn Jordan (Alice) of Crossett, AR, Don Jordan (Nona) of West Monroe, LA; one daughter, Betty Rodgers (Bill) of Crossett, AR; one sister, Pauline McClain of El Dorado, AR; eight grandchildren, Larry Jordan of Little Rock, AR, David Jordan (Carolyn), Stephen Jordan (Brenda), all of Crossett, AR; Damon Jordan (Sondra) of Houston, TX, Lisa Payton of Monroe, LA; Paige Grissom (Jason) of Crossett, AR, Brooke Hogue (Tony) of Monticello, AR, Derek Rodgers (Briana) of Crossett, AR and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bro. Eric Hodge officiating. Interment followed at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, AR. (