Obituaries

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.

Georgia Evelyn Davis

Pocahontas- Georgia Evelyn Davis was born September 29, 1929 in St. Louis, MO to Robert and Cora Gann, who a little while later moved back to Sitka, Arkansas where George was raised. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Community Church.

She married James Ray Gipson in 1947 and 3 children were born out of this marriage.

She was known for her generosity for her children. They were the center of her life.

She married Orval Davis in 1959 and moved to Pocahontas, Arkansas where she spent the better part of her life and two more sons were born.

Georgia never worked outside the home because of a severe hearing disability but became a wonderful housewife and loved to cook and took great pride in her home. She loved to travel. She never had a idle moment. She was dearly loved by her children. There are so many wonderful memories.

God whispered to Georgia and (she heard) on June 28, 2016 your hard work on earth is finished. Come home.

She is remembered by her four children: daughter, Alta Hill of Pocahontas, three sons: Floyd Jerry Gipson of Portia, John (Johnny) Henry Davis of Pocahontas, Lee Roy Davis of Imboden. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, first husband James Ray Gipson, second husband Orval Davis, and son Rodger Ray Gipson.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 4-6 pm at McNabb Funeral Home. A funeral service will be Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2 pm at Pleasant Ridge Community Church in Sitka, AR with Anthony Anston officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May th sun shine upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we met again,
May God hold you
In the hollow of His Hand

William Daniel “Danny” Rowsey

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Black Rock- William Daniel “Danny” Rowsey, 68 passed away June 24, 2016 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro.

Danny was born December 5, 1947 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Bill and Louise Stewart Rowsey.

Danny is survived by his wife, Teresa Rowsey; son, Bill (Starlia) Rowsey; daughter, Danette (Patrick) Murphy; grandchildren: Hannah Rowsey, Rodney (Karli) James, Daniel (Samantha) Rowsey, Jessie James, Kyle Murphy, Tyler Murphy, Jessica Murphy; mother, Louise Rowsey; and one sister, Debbie (Mike) Hottell.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Visitation will be Monday, June 27, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 with Jerry Clements officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.

Ruth M. Riddle

Pocahontas- Ruth M. Riddle, 85 passed away June 23, 2016 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Ruth was born April 4, 1931 in Pecan Ridge, MS to the late Thomas and Bertha McCullough. Ruth was an avid sports fan of the Arkansas State Indians/ Red Wolves and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. She taught 22 years at Turrell High School and another 17 years in Pocahontas High School. After retiring from Pocahontas Public Schools, she could fulfill her love for traveling and she was always on the go. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and a doting grandmother.

She is survived by two sons Joe T. Riddle and wife Amy Beard, James L. Riddle and Pam Harshman, granddaughter Emma Ruth Riddle.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband Marvin E. Riddle, sisters Susie Kent, Ernest Garrett, Ruby Mae Spencer, brothers W.T., Bernard, H.P. “Boots”, and Cloice “Brother” McCullough.

Funeral services will be held at McNabb Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. A service celebrating her life will be held the following day Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. with nephew Wayne Spencer officiating. Burial will be at Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers: Coney Lea, Justin Major, Lee Bowles, Clyde Hackworth, Ron Stitler, Carl Guy Moore.

Honorary: Jerry Haley, James Hooper, Ed Harshman, Grey Thomas.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House.

Lena Corrine Clayton

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Pocahontas- Lena Corrine Clayton, 75 passed away June 23, 2016 at the Med in Memphis surrounded by loved ones.

Corrine was born January 11, 1941 in Myrtle, Mississippi to the late Elsie and Ollie
Renfrow Gullick.

She is survived by children: Carolyn (Terry) Rorex, Kelly (Nick) Vrettos, Jeff (Traci) Clayton; grandchildren: Clifford (Amanda) Rorex, Enid (Brandon) Olvey, Elizabeth (Chris) McQuay, Miranda Clayton, Jackson Clayton; great grandchildren: Harper and Hudson Rorex, Gwen McQuay; brothers: Sam Gullick and Jimmy Gullick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; children: Kenny and Jeffrey Clayton; sisters: Edna Garner, Betty Smith; brothers: Kyle Starkey, Gene Gullick and Quay Gullick.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 12-2 pm at McNabb Funeral Home with a funeral service immediately following at 2pm with Dr. Rockey Starnes officiating. Burial will be Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1 pm in Hopewell Cemetery in New Albany, Mississippi.

Carl Dale Anderson

Campbell, MO- Carl Dale Anderson, 77, passed away June 22, 2016 at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital surrounded by family.

Carl was born April 15, 1939 in Mountain View, AR to the late Orville and Mary Smith Anderson.

He is survived by children: Mary (David) Bagwell, Dale Anderson, Robert (Tammy) Anderson, Edward Anderson, Carlene (Darrell) Holdener; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brothers: Bill Anderson, Raymond Anderson, Johnny Anderson, Dennis Anderson, Kerman Anderson, George Anderson; and sister Sharon Mealer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Bertha Anderson; daughter Judy Dorris; grandson Dustin Dorris; brothers: TJ, Wayne and Jerry Anderson.

Visitation will be Friday, June 24, 2016 from 1-2 pm at McNabb Funeral Home with a funeral service immediately following at 2 pm with Jerry Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in Gravesville Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Trevor Jones, Justin Holdener, James Anderson, Dustin Bywater, Travis Mealer Sr., Kenny Mealer, Travis Mealer Jr., Scotty Mealer.

James “Jim” David Mitchell

Grand Prairie, TX – James “Jim” David Mitchell – 61 passed away June 16, 2016.

Born January 5, 1955 in Imboden, AR to the late John and Modene Mitchell.

Survived by wife Apple Suwanna Mitchell, 3 sons and 2 daughters, James David (Michele) Mitchell Jr. of Round Rock, TX, John Wilson Mitchell III of Grand Prairie, TX, and Mary Elizabeth (Mark) Barata of Long Beach, CA, Adisorn Jiriyasin of Bangkok, Thailand, Nattakan Jiriyasin of Bangkok, Thailand,  brother John (Carole) Mitchell of Mountain Grove, MO, sisters Mariglee (Jakie) Liebhaber of Cornelius, NC and Virginia (Rickey) Goff of Smithville, AR, and 9 grandchildren Brittanei, Anthonei, Everlei, John IV, Kayleigh, Austin, Jaeden, Jack, and Mark Paul II.

Preceded in death by his first wife, Wanna Mitchell

A Memorial Service will be Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Danny Mitchell officiating in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Eddie Dean Gann

Maynard- Eddie Dean Gann, 68, passed away on June 13, 2016.

Eddie was born April 6, 1948 in Sitka, AR to Melvin Dale and Opal Gipson Gann.

He is survived by his daughter LaTasha Gann; grandchildren: Heather Smith, Morgan Smith, Gared Smith, Emily Smith, Nathan Gann, Tory Doyle and Matthew Kober; siblings: Lynn Allen, Danny Gann, Evelyn Pittman, Melvin Gann, Debbie Jones, Billy Gann, Vickie Whited, Nickie Bird, and Jimmy Gann.

He was preceded in death by his parents; children: Zachariah Gann, Heather Hill, Alicia Smith; siblings: Gloria Krokstrom, Gail Ary, and Samuel Ray Gann.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

John Hinshaw III

Imboden- John Hinshaw III, 81, passed away on June 7, 2016.

John was born January 26, 1935 in Frenchmans Bayou, AR to Richard and Edna Irene Smith Hinshaw. He received the National Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Commendation Medal from the United States Air Force.

He is survived by sons: John (Helen) Hinshaw IV of Marshfield, MO, Jeff (Sherry) Hinshaw of Mountain View, MO; grandchildren: John Hinshaw V of Springfield, MO, Stephanie Goodrich of Oak Grove, KY; great-grandchildren Dakota, Riece, Abby and Maggie; sibling Dale McMasters of Bay, AR.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Carol Hinshaw; 2 infant sons; 5 brothers; and 1 sister.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 2-3 pm at McNabb Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 3:30 pm at Hope Cemetery in Imboden. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.

Harold W. Blackwell

Harold Blackwell

Pocahontas – Harold W. Blackwell, 71, of Pocahontas, passed away June 8, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital surrounded by family.

He was born July 5, 1944 in Pocahontas, son of Andrew and Grace Haskins Blackwell. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department where he worked as an Assistant Foreman.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Lona (Jody) Gray; four grandchildren, Jacoby Gray, Jerrica (Jason) Switzer, Cody Fry and Audrie Gann; sister, Betty Hufstedler; significant other, Marilyn Perkins; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM at McNabb Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until time for service. Interment will be at Masonic Cemetery.

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