Edward Eugene Hartness, 76, of Crossett, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at his home. He was born in McGehee, Arkansas on July 15, 1941, to his parents, Claude Edward and Catherine Pearl Morris Hartness. He served four years in the United States Air Force during the Cuban Crisis and Vietnam War where he trained and worked with guard dogs. In 1969, he moved to Crossett worked thirty-six years at the Georgia Pacific Extrusion Plant, was the Arson Investigator and Instructor for the North Crossett Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of both the Ashley County Sheriff Auxiliary and the Crossett Bass Club. Fishing was his passion, but most of all he loved his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Barbara Allwhite; one sister-in-law, LaWayne Hartness; one brother-in-law, David Allwhite; one nephew, Dylan Allwhite; and one niece, Claudette Gilchrist.
He is survived by his four children, Mike Hartness and wife, Teresia, of Crossett, Missy Dumas and husband, John, of Crossett, Matt Hartness of Little Rock, and Christina Hartness of Crossett; one brother, James Hartness of Monticello; one sister, Sue Hartness; nine grandchildren, Brandon Hartness and wife, Courtney, Jenna, Hannah, and Kelsey Dumas, Christian, Danielle, and Anna Hartness, Elayna Cameron, and Raegan Brennon; one great-grandchild, Colby Hartness; his loving companion, Elizabeth Hartness; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 2nd at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett with Pastors Aaron Williams and Andy Williams officiating.
Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service.