Obituaries

Jennieve McNabb

Pocahontas- Jennieve McNabb, 88, passed away May 1, 2015 at her home.

Jennieve was born April 4, 1927 in Booneville, Arkansas to the late Eric and Elsie Oliver Fletcher.

Jennieve is survived by her children; Mike (Margaret) McNabb of Pangburn, AR., Marilyn (Ray Neal) McNabb Thompson of Rogers, AR., Henry G. (Hank) McNabb Jr of Pocahontas, AR., Tracy McNabb of Palm Springs, CA., Mark (Joni) McNabb of Jonesboro, AR., Shannon (Louis) McNabb Burge of Sikeston, MO., and Sherry McNabb of Tucson, AZ. Grandchildren; Fletcher Thompson of Fayetteville, AR., Jennie Thompson of Rogers, AR., Jeremy McNabb of Little Rock, AR., Jason McNabb of Mammoth Spring, AR., Michael McNabb of Pangburn, AR., Hannah McNabb of Fayetteville, AR., Henry McNabb of Pocahontas, AR., Oliver McNabb of Jonesboro, AR., Jackson McNabb of Jonesboro, AR., Lehman McNabb of Jonesboro, AR., Mary Claire McNabb of Jonesboro, AR., Veronica Lawson of Jonesboro, AR., Victoria Lawson of Jonesboro, AR., Tyler Lawson of Jonesboro, AR., Danica Lawson of Jonesboro, AR., Louis Burge of Sikeston, MO., Alice Burge of Sikeston, MO., 7 great granddaughters.

She is preceded in death by husband H. Gardner McNabb, granddaughter Laura Beth Thompson, grandson Aaron Thompson, her parents and 4 sisters.

Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Pocahontas, AR. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held immediately following at 2 p.m. with the Dr. Rockey Starnes, the Rev. Dr. Victor Green and Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Pocahontas, AR., The Bridge of Hope Ministries P.O. Box 821 Pocahontas, AR. 72455 or memorials can be made online at Bridgeofhopemin.org

Owen White

Maynard- Owen White newborn son of John and Erica Williams White was granted his angel wings on May 1, 2015

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, great grandparents Ben and Lou Williams, uncles Zach (Donna) Williams and Mike Lowry.

He is preceded in death by a sister Emma Steele and brother Elliott White.

Funeral service will be private.

Marcell Provow

Pocahontas- Marcell Provow, 79, passed away May 1, 2015. Marcell was born January 8, 1936 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to the late James and Pearl Moore Whitson. Marcell is survived by her son Steven (Sharon) Provow, grandchildren Steven (Jennifer) Provow Jr., Brandon Provow, 10 great grandchildren, sister’s Katie Donaldson, Dorothy Weatherford, Alto (Bill) Wilson, brother Jerald Whitson. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Provow, sister’s Claudia Harmon and Beatrice Lampkins. The family will receive friends Monday, May 4, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. the following day Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Linda Sue Ellis

Ravenden- Linda Sue Ellis, 58 passed away April 27, 2015 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro.

Linda was born July 12, 1956 in East St.Louis, IL to Lloyd and Glenda Crockett McEntire.

Linda is survived by her parents Lloyd and Glenda McEntire, husband Mack Ellis, sons Brent (Kim) Ellis, Braden Graddy, Branson (Lea) Ellis, grandsons Alex and Matthew Graddy, brother Danny (Sherry) McEntire and sister Peggy (John) Sherman,

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held the following day Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Williford, AR with Jackie Pickett officiating. Burial will be at Dail Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Braden Graddy, Branson Ellis, Alex Graddy, Patrick Ellis, Jason Marshall, Jordan Marshall.

Honorary Pallbearers: Brent Ellis and Matthew Graddy.

Aaron Richard Thompson

Austin, Texas- Aaron Richard Thompson, 30, passed away April 24, 2015.

Aaron was born December 17, 1984 in Rogers, AR to Ray Neal and Marilyn McNabb Thompson.

He is a 2003 graduate of Rogers High School and University of Arkansas.

Aaron is survived by his parents Ray Neal and Marilyn Thompson of Rogers, brother Fletcher Thompson of Fayetteville, sister Jennie Thompson of Rogers, grandmother Jennieve McNabb of Pocahontas, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins

He is preceded in death by sister Laura Beth Thompson, grandparents James Ray and Nell Thompson, grandfather H. Gardner McNabb.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Rogers, AR from 1-2 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with Sandra Wanasek officiating.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. graveside service will be held at Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pocahontas, AR. with Nelson Henderson officiating.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or First United Methodist Church, Rogers, AR.

Robert Paul Shipp

Pocahontas- Robert Paul Shipp, 45, passed away April 21, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Paul was born July 1, 1969 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to Jim Shipp and Gail Weiss.

Paul is survived by his father Jim Shipp, mother Gail Weiss, son Draven Shipp, sisters Amy (Danny) Taylor, Josie Johnson, brothers Adam (Morgan) Weiss, Blake Shipp, Aaron Shipp and Justin Shipp, grandmother Elouise Hufstedler, girlfriend Erika Schales and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He is preceded in death by his step-father Jeff Weiss, grandparents Bob Hufstedler and Bob and Polly Shipp.

Services will be held at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m. with Gerald Fears officiating.  Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

Burley Bennett

Pocahontas- Burley Bennett, 86, passed away April 19, 2015 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Burley was born October 15, 1928 in Pocahontas, AR to the late Lee and Beatrice Bryant Bennett.

Burley is survived by his wife of 52 years Vertia Rae, daughter Donna Rowl and son James Bennett. Grandchildren Adam Askins, Thomas Rowl, Steven Rowl, Jason Rowl, Amber Rowl, Jessica Rudssell, Z. J. Askins, Ashley Terry, Cody Bennett, 7 great- grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Brothers Rufus Bennett and Little Bill Bennett, sisters Bobbie Griffith and Betty Greg.

He is preceded in death by his parents, step-son Randall Askins, great-grandchildren Lukeous Jay Rowl and Jason Waynes Jr. Brothers Thomas Bennett, Big Bill Bennett, Ronald Bennett, sisters Mary Rogers and Lucille Bennett.

He enjoyed wood working he built swings, bird houses and many other things. He loved to sing. And he was proud to call Arkansas home.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 24, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m. celebrating his life with Barry Chaffin officiating. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Steven Rowl, Thomas Rowl, Jason Rowl, Terry Baker, Fred Acree, Wayne Eggleston.

Bernard Joseph DeClerk

Pocahontas, Bernard Joseph DeClerk, 76 passed away April 20, 2015 at home surrounded by his family.

Bernard was born January 12, 1939 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to the late William A and Mary Schmidt DeClerk.

Bernard is survived by his wife Aryliss (Arkie) DeClerk, daughters; Maria (Steve) Bell, Catherine (Carl) Jarrett, Mary (Ron) Zitzelberger, Patricia (Allen) Thielemier of Pocahontas, and Reagen (Joe) Jacek of Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. Sons Ben (Misti) DeClerk and Travis (Angie) DeClerk of Pocahontas. Grandchildren; Andrew (Jamie) Bell of Bentonville, Miranda Jarrett of Memphis, Rebecca DeClerk of Gilbert, AZ., Derek Passalaqua of Canton, OH., Morgan Skeet , Lauren Edwards and Alex Jacek of Saulte St. Marie, MI. Dalton Jarrett, Kent Zitzelberger, Taylor Thielemier, and Lane Thielemier of Jonesboro, AR., Olivia Bell, Logan Jarrett, Luke (Jennifer) Zitzelberger, Charlotte Zitzelberger, Priscilla (Heath) Mahan, Lee (Laura) Thielemier, Kelley DeClerk, Jessica Evans, Jami Passalaqua, Zachary DeClerk and Rachel DeClerk of Pocahontas, AR. Great- Grandchildren; Adrienne Mahan, Easton Mahan, Wade Zitzelberger and Holden Zitzelberger, Logan Marie Thielemier and one expected. Sisters Mary Catherine Knotts of Little Rock, AR., Betty Jane Coleman of Jamestown, KY and brother Rainer DeClerk of Pocahontas, AR.

He is preceded in death by his parents William A. (Bill) and Mary Schmidt DeClerk and a sister Dorothy Fee.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. the following day Thursday, April 23, 2015 at St. Paul Church. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you leave a lasting memorial to St. Paul’s School Charitable Trust.

Ronnie Jewel Earley

Pocahontas-Ronnie Jewel Earley, 64, passed away April 16, 2015 at home surrounded by his family.

Ronnie was born October 18, 1950 in Pocahontas, AR to the late Jewel and Hazel Tweedy Earley.

He is survived by two sons Jeremy (Amy) Earley and Josh Earley, grandchildren Logan Earley and Abigail Earley. Sister Terrie ( Charles) Seagraves, brother Jim (Teresa) Earley, and sister-in-law Doris Earley Sharp.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Peggy Sue Earley and brother Harold Earley.

Ronnie is a Vietnam veteran. He was in the Army from January 21, 1970- August 26, 1971 where he was a combat medic.

He was a loving father, papaw, and brother and will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service celebrating his life will be immediately following at 2 p.m. with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will be at Homeplace Cemetery.

Thelma Ingle Smith Sweet

Thelma Ingle Smith Sweet was born August 8, 1922 to Frank James Ingle and Aurena (Irene) Belle Fowler in Alicia Arkansas and left this world for heaven April 14, 2015 in Cottonwood, Arizona at the age of 92 years and 8 months. She is survived by her daughter Laurie Gay (Smith) and Son-in-Law William (Bill) BullockS of Cottonwood Arizona, Grandchildren, Patrick Bullock of Colorado Springs Colorado, Jennifer Bullock of Naples Florida, Robert , Jonathan & Ryan Smith of Michigan, Ronald, Dudley, Frances & Debbie(Rister) Smith of S. California and a very special niece Peggy (Smith) Turner of Warner Robbins Georgia. She also leaves behind 15 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Thelma was preceded in death by her 1st husband Golie Smith of Hoxie Arkansas and 2nd husband Stanley Sweet of Lake Orion Michigan, her sister Eileen (aka Shorty) Ingle Smith, her sons Ronald Dudley, Golie Dale, Frank DeWayne and James Lyle Smith. She will be buried at Randolph Memorial Gardens alongside her husband Golie, her sons Dale(aka Smitty), Frank and Jim along with her sister Eileen and brother-in-law Jim Smith.

She was raised in Alicia where she excelled in school skipping two grades, played basketball, loved to dance, met and married Golie, the son of Frederick and Florence (Cotham)Smith when only 17. She had her 1st son Ronald Dudley the day before her 18th birthday. Golie Dale was born 2 years later. Her younger sister “Shorty” married Thelma’s older brother-in-law Jim which made the two families very close. In 1949 She, Golie and the 2 sons moved to Keego Harbor Michigan where Frank, Laurie & James were born. She loved Michigan very much and only left at the age of 80 when she needed to be closer to family in Arizona where she spent the remainder of her life. However Arkansas was always home.

Graveside service will be held Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Randolph Memorial Gardens under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

 

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