RISON — Mrs. Esther Cogbill Hayes, 94 of Rison, formerly of Pine Bluff died Saturday. She was born February 6, 1919 in Lincoln County. She was a retired meat packer for Kroger and a member of Broadmoor Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff.
Ms. Hayes was preceded in death by her husband, Charles P. Hayes, father, Lou Cogbill, mother and step father, Maudie Faye and Ray Daugherty, daughter and son in law, Ferda Jo and James V. Ward, grandson, Charles V. Ward and a sister Comfort Faulk.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Karen Jo Avants of Rison; a great great grandson, Clayton Avants of Woodlawn; a half brother, Lou Cogbill of Star City and a nephew, Louis Cogbill and wife Dana of Star City.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery near Pine Bluff with Bro. Sam Griffin officiating. Visitations will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service of Star City. Online obit www.griffinfuneralservice.net