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Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Inc.

302 E. Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 28, Hamburg, AR

Phone: 870-853-5252

Jesse David (Jess) McCrory

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Published: November 18, 2012

Jesse David (Jess) McCrory, 71, of Hearne, Texas, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at St. Joseph's Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas, due to complications from by-pass heart surgery.

Jess is a native of Montrose; a resident of Hearne, Texas for the past 10 years and a former resident of Somerville, Texas and Hamburg for many years. He graduated from Lakeside High School in Lake Village in 1958 and he graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1963, with a degree in agronomy. He is a veteran of the United States Army having retired from the military after 29 years of service. He was a farmer and a member of the Gause Full Gospel Church and a former member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg. He led a life of service, beginning with his military career, and reached a broad range of causes that he cared about including serving on the Hamburg School Board. Jess loved to play golf and hunt.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Siscily Slater McCrory and a brother, Thomas McCrory.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret Cason McCrory of Hearne, Texas; a daughter, Missy McCrory Warren and her husband, Charles, of Fort Smith; a brother, Roger McCrory and his wife, Donna, of Basehor, Kan.; two sisters, twins, Ella Ferguson and her husband, Bill, of Crossett and Della Slaughter and her husband, Bobby, of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Marley and Jesse Warren of Fort Smith.

Funeral services are 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Jerry Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Creek Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Cares, Inc. P.O. Box 366, Hamburg, Ark, 71646.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book at

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