Obituaries

Mary Lee “Sis” Warner

Pocahontas- Mary Lee “Sis” Warner, 74, passed away October 27, 2014.

Mary Lee was born July 29, 1940 in Engelberg, AR. to the late Henry and Josephine Hausman Throesch.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Adolph Warner, daughter Lisa (Bobby) Erwin, son DeWayne (Marsha) Warner, grandchildren Jake Erwin, Elizabeth Erwin, Jared Erwin and Lauren Warner. Brother’s Ed (Bonnie) Throesch, Joe Throesch, Bob (Treva) Throesch, Don (Ruth) Throesch, sister-in-law Kathleen Throesch and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Roy Throesch, and sister-in-law Janelle Throesch.

Sis was a beloved wife, mother, Nana, and aunt. She loved spending time with her family and caring for her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m.. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m with Burial to follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

Bob Lamb

 

Bob Lamb, who as the longtime head of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce played a pivotal role in hundreds of economic development projects throughout the state, died Saturday, October 25. He was 82.

Bobby Joe Lamb born April 6, 1932, the son of Jessie and Shirl Lamb of Reyno, Arkansas was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Shirley Lamb and a Grandson, Asael “Cy” Lamb. He is survived by his wife Delia “DeeDee” Lamb, two stepsons, Scott Dinwiddie of Fayetteville, (Suzanne Terrazas of Little Rock, Arkansas) and Ross Dinwiddie (Mary Lea) of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and his daughters, Dianne Baysinger (Danny Lee), of Harriet, Arkansas, and Melinda Lamb, of Little Rock, Arkansas, two grandchildren, Madeline Dinwiddie of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Lynda Hensley (Jackie) of Marshall, Arkansas. Three great grandchildren, Cali Kyle (Jake) of Leslie, Arkansas, Allison Hensley of Marshall, Arkansas and River Lamb of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Burial will be at Johnson Cemetery in Reyno, Arkansas Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church P.O. Box 1106,
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702 or Washington County Historical Society 118 East Dickson, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72701. To sign the online guest book, visit www.
mooresfuneralchapel.com.

Nora B. Penn

Pocahontas- Nora B. Penn, 75, was granted her angel wings October 23, 2014.

Nora was born March 19, 1939 to the late Grover and Ollie Roswell Cross in Red Hill, Arkansas.

Nora is survived by two sons Mark Dail and Jimmie Dail, daughter Arlynn Simmons, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. Brothers Floyd (Betty) Cross, Gary (Elaine) Cross, sisters Velma Medlock, Joyce Albertson, Norma Lee, several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Herman Penn, parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

Services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. A funeral service celebrating her life will be immediately following at 1:00 p.m. with Carl Massey officiating. Burial will be in Dail Cemetery.

Elliot White

Maynard- Elliot White newborn son of John and Erica Williams White was granted his angel wings on October 23, 2014.

He is survived by his parents, sisters Carley Steele, Makenna Steele, brothers Jared White and William White. Grandparents Don & Judy Williams and Frank and Barbara White. Uncles Zach (Donna) Williams and Mike Lowry.

He is preceded in death by a sister Emma Steele.

Funeral service will be private.

Darrell Franklin McFatridge

Darrell Franklin McFatridge 77 was born in Pocahontas November 07, 1936 and passed away October 20, 2014 at Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Darrell was a life long resident of Pocahontas and was the second son of the late John H. and Alma (Dorman) McFatridge. He was a graduate of Pocahontas High School with the Class of 1956. He owned and operated McFatridge Welding & Fabrication Company for many years and after closing the business in 1977 to peruse other interest and enjoyed leisure traveling until his health declined.

Survived by the mother of his children Mrs. Billie Ruth (Dixon – McFatridge) Keech of Jonesboro, Arkansas, two sons; Dennis F. and Lorna McFatridge of Bonita Springs, Florida, Darren P. and Laterice McFatridge of Pocahontas, Daughter Dana and Chris Moore of Jonesnoro, Arkansas. Grandchildren Trey Jones III, Taylor Jones of Jonesboro, Sirrea McFatridge and Shannon McFatridge of Bonita Springs, Florida, Heston McFatridge of Fayetteville, Arkansas and five Great Grandchildren, sister, Peggy J. Reed of Pocahontas, and a niece, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Darrell is proceeded in death by his parents John H. and Alma M. McFatridge, grandparents John P. and Maggie M. McFatridge and William R. Dorman and Wahnetta G. (Hutton- Dorman) Winland, brothers Billy Faye and John Dorman McFatridge.

A private burial is planned.

The families request memorial be made to Southwest Church of Christ 1601 James Street Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

Richard Duane Wheeless

Pocahontas- Richard Duane Wheeless, 53 passed away October 20, 2014.

Richard was born May 29, 1961 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to the late Jimmy Wheeless and Carolyn Ward Wheeless Newberry.

He is survived by his wife Melissa Wheeless, father Kenneth (Betty) Newberry, children Chelly Gruen, Angela Hare, Kim Wheeless, Jeffrey Wheeless, Matthew Wheeless, 4 grandchildren, sisters Linda (Carmen) Pitcher, Arleen (Don)  Wheeless Settles, Karen Newberry, several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive friends Friday, October 24, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral will be Saturday, October , 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Henry “John” Shepherd

Supply- Henry “John” Shepherd, 65, went home to be with the Lord on October 18, 2014.

John was born August 28, 1949 in Tichnor, Arkansas to the late Henry and Rita Moore Shepherd.

John is survived by his wife Teresa Shepherd, daughter Kim Shepherd Thompson, son Curtis (Amber) Shepherd, step-children Rosella (Chad) Burdin, Barbara Wallace, 14 grandchildren, brother Donnie (Bonnie)Shepherd, several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, 5 sisters, step-child Shawn Wallace.

Services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. with funeral service celebrating his life immediately following at 6:00 p.m. with Mark Clawson and Scott Wedding officiating. Graveside service and burial will be held the following day on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at New Zion Cemetery in Tichnor, Arkansas.

Thomas Warren Venson

Biggers- Thomas Warren Venson, 84, entered into eternal peace October 17, 2014.

Thomas was born February 6, 1930 in Biggers, Arkansas to the late Edd and Loral Barnes Venson.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife Neta Fay Venson, son Jimmy (Donna) Venson, grandchildren Audrey Venson Burtman, Bryan Venson, Laura Venson, Dillon Venson, great grandchild Isabella Burtman Venson. Brothers Bill (Carol) Venson, Danny (Earlene) Cook, sister Shelby (James) Jones, nieces that cared for him in his final days Beverly Reynolds, Debbie Moore, Kathy Hampton, Tina Jones and many more nieces and nephews.

Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, sister Joyce Cook, Wilma Morgan, Colleen Godwin and infant son Joseph Venson.

Thomas enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great granddaughter. And in his spare time he was a avid duck hunter, fisherman, pool player, domino’s and card player.

Services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held the following day Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Roger Hovis officiating. Burial will follow in Hite Cemetery.

Cecile Finnie

Reyno- Cecile Finnie, 99, was granted her angel wings October 17, 2014.

Cecile was born on a farm at Biggers, Arkansas on August 18, 1915 to the late Troy And Alice Starling Hawkins. She married Richard “Dick” Finnie in 1929. She was fourteen and he was nineteen. Their first daughter Paula was born in 1939, and the second daughter Jennie was born in 1942. They stayed on their farm from forty years and raised their family. Cecile was called Granny by her family. She loved and was devoted to her children and grandchildren. Cecile was a devoted Christian, she spend her entire life working in the Reyno Baptist Church, Biggers Baptist Church and in later years was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Cecile is survived by her daughter Virginia (Bennie) Jarrett, grandchildren Dickie (Jenny ) Jarrett, Rick (Missy) Wrozier, Dianne Wrozier, great- grandchildren Payton Jarrett, Jessie Wrozier, Nick Wrozier, Danny Wrozier, Sammy Wrozier.

She is preceded in death by her husband Richard “Dick”Finnie, parents, daughter Paula Small, brother Acel Hawkins.

Services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held the following day on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Roger Hovis officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Billy Dean Bibb

Pocahontas- Billy Dean Bibb, 75, entered into eternal peace October 15, 2014.

Billy was born July 15, 1939 to the late Edwin and Inez Fears Bibb in Greene County.

Billy is survived by his wife Wyeda Bibb, son Gary (Teresa) Bibb, daughter Tammy Story, grandchildren Eric Bibb, Magan Chandler, Paige Huddleston, Ty Story, Collin Bibb, Brandi, Stephanie, Megan, great-grandchildren Jace Huddleston, Harrison, Avery, Kegan, Peyton, brother Glenn Bibb, Paul Bibb, sister Shirley Blakenship, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jim Bibb.

Services will be held at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Saturday October, 18, 2014 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. A funeral service celebrating his life immediately following at 2:00 p.m. with Jerry Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in the Chesser Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Justin Bibb, Dewayne Stricklin, Dale Courtney, Dewey Bibb, John Bibb, Dale Bibb, Kevin Williams, Brandon Chandler.

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