Cynthia “Cindy” Rhea Matthews

Pocahontas- Cynthia “Cindy” Rhea Matthews 64 of Pocahontas AR, joined the LORD Saturday July 23, 2016. Cindy was born April 12, 1952 in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada to Forrest and Barbara Whatley. As a child and self-described military brat her family lived in exotic and diverse locations around the world including Wakkanai, Japan and Minot, North Dakota. She met and married the love of her life Howard J. Matthews Jr. in Hawaii, they were married 45 years. Together they created a life full of love and joy living in Arkansas, Michigan, and Tennessee. Possessing great patience, kindness, faithfulness and gentleness, they raised their two children Kevin & Jason Matthews. Having always possessed a keen intellect and desire to learn and improve herself she earned a bachelors in Nursing from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Nursing from Arkansas State University. As a career nurse she touched countless lives making the world a better place one patient at a time. As a nursing teacher she taught hundreds of new nurses the care, compassion, skills, knowledge and professionalism required to do their jobs. Her hobbies included reading, listening to music, rescuing and raising cats, gardening, cooking, painting, traveling and playing with her grandchildren Charity and Jonah Matthews. A celebration of Cindy’s life will be held at the Jason and Chi Matthews home at noon on July 30, 2016. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice, or the humane society.

Louis Frank Hausman

Louis Hausman

Bono- Louis Frank Hausman, 60, passed away surrounded by his family Tuesday, July 19th at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born September 24, 1955 in Pocahontas Arkansas to Louis Frank and Wanda Hausman .

Louis is survived by his wife of 40 years Patricia Hausman, his daughters Andrea (Brent) Boland, Megan (Eric) Hausman-Garnica, Abbey (Gary) Taber, grandchildren Avery, Abby, Lynlee, Kyle, Seth, Mia, Carter, brother Rudy (Marilyn) Hausman, and sister Loretta Layton.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, nephew, Joseph Hausman, and dear friend Ethan White.

He was a lifelong member of the Saint John’s Catholic Church in Engelberg, Arkansas and a present parishioner of Blessed Sacrament in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

He was employed for thirty-three years at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and worked as a forester/wildlife biologist.

The visitation will be held on Friday July, 22nd at McNabb’s Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Arkansas from 5-7 with Rosary immediately following with Deacon Tate.    The funeral mass will be held on Saturday July 23rd at St. John’s Catholic Church in Engelberg, Arkansas at 10 am. with Father Alphonse Gollapalli.  Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers:  Vernon Hausman, Buddy Hausman, Richard Thielemier, Billy Hausman, Buddy White, Logan White, and Dustin White.  Honorary pallbearers:  Skip Green, Charles Layton, Ronnie Layton, and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church building fund at 614 South Church Street Jonesboro, AR 72401 or PO Box 1735 Jonesboro, AR 72403.

Nick M. Ricker

Knobel- Nick M. Ricker, 77, passed away on July 19, 2016 at home surrounded by loved ones.

Nick was born January 12, 1939 in Peach Orchard, AR to Ben and Wilda Marsh Ricker.  Nick and Cona Faye Ashby were married by J. T. Ashby on May 20, 1960.  Nick was a farmer and also worked in the factory for Monroe.  He was a member of the Peach Orchard Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Cona Faye Ashby Ricker; children: Cindy (Frank) Bowden of Burgaw, NC, Ben (Tab) Ricker of Knobel, Greg (Sherry) Ricker of Paragould, Scott (Kim) Ricker of Corning; 8 grandchildren, Ashley (Jeremy) Cagle, Jessica (Ronnie) French, Jamie (JB) Taylor, Tommie Ricker, Cona (Sean) Coombs, Taylor Bowden, Melanie Ricker, Dalton Ricker; 8 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Jan (Walter Lee) Ball of O’Kean, Sue Gazaway of Pocahontas; and a special family, John and Jim Mangum.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Eugene Gazaway.

All services will be at McNabb Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 5-7 pm.  Funeral service will be Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10 am with J.T. Ashby, Robert Davis, and Joshua Dement officiating.  Burial will follow in Pirtle Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Stanley Ashby, Leslie Ashby, Lee Ball, Tim Ashby, Tony Cable, and Kevin Cable.

Honorary pallbearers: Richard Catt, Connie Luttrell, and Bill Forbes.

Angela Sue Ray

Pocahontas- Angela Sue Ray, 56 passed away July 17, 2016 at White County Medical Center in Searcy.

Angela was born August 19, 1959 in Missouri to Travis and Lucille White.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Ray; mother, Lucille White; brothers: Leonard (Barbara) White, Wesley White, David White; sisters: Kathy (Bill) Martin, Tina (Tim) Pearce, Janice Henson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; brothers Darrell, Arley, and Eddie White.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 1-2 pm at McNabb Funeral Home with a funeral service immediately following at 2 pm with Mike Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in Pitman Cemetery.

Homer Russell McCurter

Pocahontas- Homer Russell McCurter, 85 passed away July 16, 2016 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab.

Russell was born August 15, 1930 to Earl and Mary Green McCurter.

He is survived by children: Glenda (Doug) Magee of Heber Springs, JoAnn Hammonds-Myers (Clarence) of Vacaville, CA, James (Debra) McCurter of Grand Junction, CO, Harold (Rhonda) McCurter of Maynard, Donna (Steve) Rose, Janice (Jimmy) Harvey both of Pocahontas, Michel (Chatty) McCurter of Maynard; 22 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild; sister Barbara Hall of Blue Springs, MO and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 62 years, Betty McCurter; 6 brothers; 4 sisters; and 2 grandchildren, Craig Edmondson and Lauren McCurter.

Services will be at McNabb Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:00 am with Bill Goode and Dickie Riney officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Johnnie Lea Tribble










Pocahontas-Johnnie Lea Tribble, 81, of Pocahontas, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

She was born May 19, 1935 in Sharum to Pringle and Lula (Huckabee) Dean. She attended the Surridge School, worked as a cosmetologist, and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Her passion in life was her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband J.W. Tribble; son, Ricky Tribble; brother, Lavon Dean; and a granddaughter, Jana Tribble.

She is survived by one daughter, Christina Tribble of Pocahontas; two sons, Randy (Sherri) Tribble of Jonesboro and Gary (Tanya) Tribble of Pocahontas; three grandchildren, Jenifer Tribble of Walnut Ridge, Jaylee Tribble of Jonesboro, and Jake Tribble of Jonesboro; two sisters, Earnestine Hollaway of Livingston, IL and Jerrie Seehaver of Pocahontas and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Dan Avery and Larry Tribble officiating. Interment will be in Randolph Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 PM at McNabb Funeral Home.

Susan Jean Ivey

Maynard- Susan Jean Ivey, 63 passed away July 9, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Susan was born September 26, 1952 in Stockton, California to Robert Ross and Doris Kretchmer.

She is survived by children: Candace and Joseph Sarabia Jeremy Ivey; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; mom Louise Ross; life partner Larry Henderson; brother, Robert Ross; sisters Robyn Campbell, Jolinda Ross; best friend Isabel Pace.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, daughter, and grandson.

A memorial service will be Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10 am at Old Reyno Free Will Baptist Church.

Arrangements under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

Marie Buchanan Davis

Marie Buchanan Davis, 108 years old, of Pocahontas Arkansas, passed away on July 9, 2016. She is proceeded in death by her husband Sherman E. Davis of 48 years. She is also preceded in death by Nephew, Everett Dodd Jr. (Polly) of Hernando Mississippi, and great nephew Bradd Everett Dodd, of Hernando Mississippi, and Glenn Northup of St. Louis Missouri

She is survived by Nieces, Ruth Marie Dodd Stotler, of Warrenton Mo. and Dr. Carol Buchanan Jones of Biloxi Mississippi, and Nephew Dr. William Buchanan (Noni) of Jackson Mississippi, Great Nieces Lynn Johnson of Ofallon Mo. Cathy Rodamaker of Lake St. Louis Mo.Bonnie Merz of Wright City Mo. Diane Rykiel of Ofallon Mo. and Susan Hughes of Dallas Texas. William Brian Buchanan of Mississippi, Christopher Toler Buchanan of Charlotte NC, and Martha Ann Jones.

Marie was a lifetime Resident of Pocahontas Arkansas. She was retired from Pocahontas Federal Savings and Loan in Feb of 1967. She was an icon in the community and voted The Average Arkansan in 1991 and devoted St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Fan.

She will be truly remembered and missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will held at the McNabb Funeral Home Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 1-2 pm with a graveside service immediately following at 2 pm with Fred Hunter officiating at Randolph Memorial Gardens.

James Olin “Jim” Thompson

Pocahontas- James Olin “Jim” Thompson, 78 passed away July 4, 2016 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Jim was born January 13, 1938 in Pocahontas, AR to Clarence and Bessie Mitchell Thompson.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Carol Thompson; children: James Mitchell (Lana) Thompson, Nancy Thompson (Lisa Mitchum), Greg Enix; grandchildren: Mariah Thompson, Charles “Nick” Springstead, Alex Dunkle; sisters: Doris Eckhardt and Mildred Tyler.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Karen Springstead; grandson Stephen Thompson; sisters: Hazel Pickett, Joyce Christie and Mary Magruder.

Visitation will be Friday, July 8, 2016 from 1-2 pm at McNabb Funeral Home with a funeral service immediately following at 2 pm with Carl Massey officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Randolph County Library.

Ruth Ungerank Hesse

Jonesboro- Ruth Ungerank Hesse, 82 passed away June 30, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Ruth was born March 18, 1934 in Pocahontas, AR to Mike and Anna Steimel Ungerank.

She is survived by brothers: Frank Ungerank, Harold Ungerank; sisters Marcella Pasierb, Florence Courtney, Joyce Schmidt; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Dr. Ralph Ungerank, Urban Ungerank, Gerald Ungerank; and sister Marie Clements.

A Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am at St. John’s Catholic Church on Friday, July 1, 2016 with Father Anthanasius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.

Pallbearers: David Ungerank, John Ungerank, Dr. Clarence Ungerank, Dr. Michael Ungerank, John Pasierb, and Paul Clements.

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