Clayton Clyde Hodges

Little Rock- Clayton Clyde Hodges, 84, went to be with the Lord on November 24, 2015.

C.C. was born March 26, 1931 in Stewart Oklahoma to Lee and Tula Harvey Hodges. He was an Assemblies of God pastor for 62 years as well as Sectional and Executive Presbyter of the Arkansas Assemblies of God for several years.

He is survived by his wife Jerrie Hodges of the home, son Clayton Jr. (Kim) Hodges of Yellville, daughter Pat (Rick) Casey of Yellville, step-daughters Sue Nelson of Jonesboro, Theresa (Bruce) Taylor of Portland, Oregon, nephew Allen (Shirley) Hodges of Pottsville, grandchildren Shawn and Ashley Casey, Jada, Carrie, and Ryan Hodges, 9 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Geneva Hodges, his parents, a twin brother Jack Hodges, and brothers Henry, Doyle and Judge Hodges.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 3-6pm at First Assembly of God Church in Pocahontas. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held the following day on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 9:30am at First Assembly of God Church with Terry Miller and Dorvin Ricketts officiating. A graveside service will be at 3:00pm at Mulberry Cemetery in England, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pocahontas First Assembly of God Church.

Leona Jean Lemmons Akin

Pocahontas- Leona Jean Lemmons Akin was born to Vernon Mayes and Uva Leona Lemmons on November 29, 1926, and died on November 19, 2015, at the age of eighty-eight years, eleven months, twenty days.

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-three years, Carl E. Akin, her parents, two brothers, Kenneth Lemmons and Joey Denzil Lemmons.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Karla (John) Turner of Jonesboro, two grandsons, Eric (Barbara) Turner of Pocahontas, Jason (Rhonda) Turner of Jonesboro, and three great grandchildren, Kordyn Edward Turner, Emma Katherine Turner, and Landyn Brock Turner. A sister, Nancy Lemmons Knotts and several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was an active member of Pyburn Street Church of Christ, and loved her Lord and family.

Services will be at McNabb Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9-11am Saturday, November 21, 2015 with funeral immediately following at 11am with John Turner, Eric Turner, and Jason Turner officiating. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to the Children’s Home in Paragould, Arkansas.

Michelle Marie Hyatt

Pocahontas- Michelle Marie Hyatt, 46, passed away on November 19, 2015.

Michelle was born on May 26, 1969 in Hamilton, Montana to Royal Sherman Hyatt and Rosella Marcene DuVall Irwin.

She was preceded in death by her mother Rosella Irwin.

She is survived by her father Royal Hyatt of Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters Violet Hyatt of Hamilton, Montana, Mary Pinney of Doniphan, Missouri, Mary Elizabeth Hyatt of Indiana; brothers Russell Hyatt of South Dakota, and Gary Irwin of Corning.

A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements under McNabb Funeral Home.

Richard Steele

Pocahontas- Richard Steele, 71, passed away at the V.A. hospital in Little Rock, November 8, 2015.

Richard was born November 18, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Elmer and Mildred Wetklow Steele.

Richard is survived by 1 daughter, 2 sons, brother Don (Jacque) Steele, half brother Alfred Wetklow, half sisters Doris Massingale and Cheryl Moody. Many nieces, nephews, and numerous friends from Bald Knob.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harold Steele, James “Rusty” Steele, and a sister Arletta Thompson.

The family ask that in lieu for flowers you make a lasting memorial donation to the Leukemia Foundation. The family will have a drop-in celebration of life at 166 Café Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

Charles E. Beck

Pocahontas- Charles E. Beck, 94, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Charles was born March 7, 1921 in Risco, Missouri to the late Joseph E. And Dora A. Thurman Beck. Charles was in the Army during WW II. He loved playing music and could play the harmonica and guitar very well.

Charles is survived by  sister-in-laws Wanda (Franklin) Tribble, Helen Bates, and Florence Matthews,  brother-in-law Robert Matthews, and several nieces and nephews.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents, wife Lucy Beck, brothers; Carl Beck, Raymond Beck, William Beck, Hubert Beck, and J.T. Beck, sister Rosey Lawrence.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:00-1:00 p.m. in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. A Graveside service at Randolph Memorial Garden Cemetery immediately following at 1:30 p.m.

Pallbearers: Terry Tribble, Coty Vandergriff, Paul Prevo, David Matthews, Glendon Matthews, Jerry McCandless.

Cassie Lee Reed

Cassie Lee Reed, 98, of Pocahontas, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Randolph County Nursing Home.

Born November 1, 1917 in Manila, daughter of Homer and Maxie Carter Cowley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Homer and Maxie Cowley; husband, Gloyd Reed; grandson, Michael Atkins; great grandson Judah Atkins; one sister and five brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Martha Meridith; one son, Jimmy Reed; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10 AM in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Terry Miller officiating. Internment will be in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 5-7 PM at McNabb Funeral Home.

Joe E. Hall Jr.

Joe E Hall Jr. of Pocahontas passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015 at his home at the age of 84.

He was born January 15, 1931 in Pocahontas; son of Joe E and Ola Murry Hall. He was a cement mason, and served as Pocahontas Assistant Police Chief from 1968-1980 and Randolph County Sheriff from 1980-1982.

He as preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores Slayton Hall; two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph (Ann) Hall of Bryant and Steve Hall of Salem; three grandchildren, Kathryn (Brad) Henry of Little Rock, Jordan (Stefanie) Hall of Chaffee, MO, and Jasmine Hall of Little Rock; three great grandchildren, Reese Henry, William Hall Henry and Maverick Hall; two sisters, Jewel Dean Bishop and Lola Madge Walls, many nieces and nephews, and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Carl Massey and Jim Waterworth officiating. Internment will be in Shiloh Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time for service at McNabb Funeral Home.

John David Hart

Maynard- John David Hart, 48, passed away on November 10, 2015.

John was born April 6, 1967 in Pocahontas to the late John Jr. and Retha Meridith Hart.

He is survived by daughters Haley (Chris) Lowery, Savannah Hart, Grace Hart; step-children Kasey Duvall, Matthew Riney; grandchildren Layken, Bentley, Jewel, Lincoln, Liam; brother Larry (Rhonda) Hart; sisters Kay (Wayland) Brooks, Beulah (Donnie) Bagwell, Regina (Dave) Byers, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded by his parents and close friend Jarrett Brooks.

Services will be in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Monday, November 16, 2015 from 5-7 pm. Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 10 am. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Gene Wheeless

Powhatan- Gene Wheeless, 58, passed away on November 12, 2015.

Gene was born May 27, 1957 in Pocahontas to the late Dalton and Ollie Landis Wheeless. He was a member of the Elnora Free Will Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte Wheeless, children: Patrick (Net) Wheeless of Bentonville, Nick (Amanda) West of Savannah, Georgia, Jessica Wheeless of Bentonville; grandchildren Christian West, Emily Keating, Nicholas West, Lillian West, Madelin West, Kyla Wheeless, Preston Wheeless, Luke Wheeless; siblings Carolyn (Tom) Towell, Wendell Wheeless, and Rick Wheeless.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy, Ronnie and Louise Wheeless.

Family will receive friends Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 pm at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with funeral immediately following at 2:00 pm with Jeral Dean officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers: Patrick Wheeless, Nick West, Byron Simmons, Ronald Wheeless, Jay Towell, Shawn Wheeless.

Honorary pallbearers: Carlos Aguilar, JC Mann, Christian West, DeWayne Johnson.

Ethan Ryan Buxbaum

Pocahontas- Ethan Ryan Buxbaum newborn son of Ryan and April Buxbaum went to Heaven on November 6, 2015.

He is survived by his parents, grandparents Shelley Flanigan, Beau and Terry Hanson, and Scott Buxbaum.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa Calvin Flanigan.

A Graveside service will held at Masonic Cemetery on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM. All arrangements are under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

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