We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Medders Funeral Home
Belinda Joan Hamm, 65, of Crossett, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022. She was born on September 16, 1956, and was a lifelong resident of Crossett. Joan was a member of First Baptist Church, the Crossett Riding Club, and a 1974 graduate of Crossett High School.
Following high school, Joan earned an accounting degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Over the years she worked at both the Clark Terrell and William B. Cook Accounting firms and most recently managed and co-owned the “Windy Oaks Farm”.
Even at an early age, Joan was drawn to animals. She was 100% a daddy’s girl, who loved the outdoors and lived for the rodeo. Joan was quite the cowgirl and a talented barrel racer and in 1974, was crowned the Crossett Riding Club Rodeo Queen.
In February of 1980, a young man claiming to be interested in buying a horse visited the Noble home. This plan however was only a ploy to meet Joan and proved to be quite successful. Six short months later, she and Belvin Hamm were wed.
For the next forty-two years, she and Belvin remained active in rodeos and continued to raise cattle, horses, poodles, and chihuahuas. She wasn’t just a farm girl, she was also a talented artist, a wonderful mother, and a devoted wife.
She is preceded in death by her father, Zemery Noble, Jr.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Belvin Hamm of Crossett; and one daughter, Anna Sudduth (Colby) of Bastrop, LA; along with her mother, June Fife Noble of Crossett; one brother, Bob Noble (Patricia) of Longview, AR; and one sister, Lynn Richards (John) also of Crossett.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 5th, at Crossroads Cemetery with Bro. Mike Chain officiating. Pallbearers are Carl John Gwin, Chris Adkins, David Walker, Jacky Sturdivant, Michael Vorhease, and Jim Brooks. Honorary pallbearers are the Crossett Riding Club.
Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, at Medders Funeral Home prior to the service.