Obituaries

Christine A. Noce

Pocahontas- Christine A. Noce, 102 passed away July 3, 2015 at Randolph Home.

Christine was born April 28, 1913 in Pocahontas to the late Bernard J. and Catherine (Frangenberg) DeClerk.

She is survived by her daughter Frances Louise Jones, grandchildren Arlene Jones (John Paul), Kathi Jones Ramer, Daniel Jones (Lucia), David Jones (Cynthia), Rebecca Brett, great-grandchildren Lance McAlister, Jennifer Vogel (Eric), Brie Livingston (Keith), James Jones, Natalie Jones, D.J. Jones, Chrissi Hipp (Heavy), Michael A Brett, great-great-grandchildren Bowen, Slate, James, Will, Alivia, Caiden, two brothers, John A (Billie) DeClerk, and Dr. Thomas DeClerk.

She is preceded in death by her parents Bernard J. and Catherine (Frangenberg) DeClerk, husbands Earl Million and Ken Noce, brothers William J (Bill) DeClerk, Msg. Rainer J. DeClerk, George F. DeClerk, sisters Mary Louise DeClerk Baltz, and Frances DeClerk, Cruver.

Family will receive friends Wednesday, July 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Rosary will be held immediately followed at 7:00 PM in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church the following day, Thursday, July 9, at 10:00 AM with Father Athanasius. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church in lieu of flowers.

Pallbearers: Nick DeClerk, Lance McAlister, James Jones, Charles DeClerk, Michael Brett, DJ Jones.

Honorary pallbearers: Glen DeClerk, Keith DeClerk, Tim DeClerk.

Martha Bennett Lemmons

Pocahontas- Martha (Bennett) Lemmons

Martha Lemmons, 83, of Pocahontas died Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Born July 20, 1931, in Randolph County, near the Fender community, she was the daughter of the late Gale and Gladys (Wheeless) Bennett. A lifetime resident of Randolph County, she was retired from the Department of Human Services after 30 years of service. She is preceded in death by two brothers Dowell and Carl Bennett.

Survivors are her husband, Joe Lemmons of the home, a daughter, Dana Thompson and husband Stephen of Cabot; 3 grandchildren: Steven Singleton and his wife Carrie of Amarillo, Texas; Zachary Singleton and his wife Brittany of Beebe, Arkansas; and Brach Thompson of Bryant, Arkansas: two great-grandchildren, Jace Tyler and Sarah Kate Singleton of Amarillo, Texas. Many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Graveside Services, celebrating her life will be Monday, July 6, 10:00 AM, at Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family welcomes friends to visit the home.

In lieu of flowers Donations may be made to Paragould Children’s Home, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450 or a charity of the Donor’s choosing in memory of Martha Lemmons.

Pallbearers are Steven and Zachary Singleton, Brach Thompson and Kenneth, Kent and Blake Bennett.

Eula Mae King Dalton

Pocahontas- Eula Mae King Dalton, 82 passed away June 25, 2015 at home surrounded by her family.

Eula was born January 6, 1933 in Elm Store, Arkansas to the late Daniel and Ethel King. Eula is survived by her children: Sandra Dalton Brewer (Chuck), Daniel David Dalton (Elaine), John Elijah Dalton (Geraldine), eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

She is preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Ethel King, husband Herman Dalton, and one brother.

In lieu of flowers Donations may be made to Paragould Childrens Home, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450 or the Randolph County Library.

A private grave side service was held Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Masonic Cemetery.

Leon Acor

Maynard- Leon Acor, 81, passed away June 23, 2015.

Leon was born December 20, 1933 in Milton, PA to the late George and Verna Krum Acor.

Leon is survived by his wife Mary Heddings Acor, children; Jeffery (Karen) Acor, Barry (Barbara) Acor, Terra (Joe) Schneider, Jada (Tracy) Toy, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, sisters Joy (Bill) Kidd and Carol (Claude) Raback.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

The body will be cremated and a private memorial service will be at a later date.

Bart C. Baltz

Pocahontas- Bart C. Baltz, 56, passed away June 23, 2015 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Bart was born December 28, 1958 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to James and Regina Baltz.

He is survived by mother Regina Baltz, niece and nephews; Megan (Jonathan) Seawel, Ely (Ginger) Baltz, Austin (Lorraine) Baltz, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father James Baltz, brother Steve Baltz, and nephew Nick Baltz.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 9-10 a.m. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Immediately following at 10 a.m. there will be a funeral mass celebrating his life with Father Anthanasius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Tommy Starr, Ely Baltz, Austin Baltz, Jonathan Seawel, Ethan Baltz, Ashton Smith.

Bobby Gene Martin,

Poplar Bluff, MO.- Bobby Gene Martin, 56, passed away June 23, 2015.

He was born July 4, 1958 to John and Zelma Jackson Martin in Bakersfield, CA.

He is survived by his wife Sheila Miller Martin, mother Zelma Bozwell, children; Joe (Tamra) Martin, Bobby Martin, brothers John (Valarie) Martin, Jerry (Gay) Martin, Dennis ( Vickie) Martin, sister Tammy Alexander, grandchildren; Bobby, Xander, Zachary, and Zayden Martin, nephew Wesley (Norisbel) Dennison.

Preceded in death by his father John Martin.

Visitation will be at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel Friday, June 26, 2015 from 2-3 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Gravesville Cemetery with Aunt Sharon Hail officiating. Burial will be at Gravesville Cemetery at 3:30 p.m..

Jean Elizabeth Martin Olvey

Jean Elizabeth Martin Olvey was born June 30, 1920. To Lantie R and Ona Sallee Martin in Pocahontas, AR. She married C.E. Olvey, Jr on June 14, 1941, and they raised three children together. She departed this life on June 20, 2015, just ten day short of her 95th birthday.

 

Jean was preceded in death by her father, Lantie R. Martin, her mother, Ona Sallee Martin, husband, C.E. Olvey, Jr., daughter-in-law, Karen Scott Olvey, and great-grandson, Trystan St, Andre.

She is survived by sons, Richard (Dick) Olvey and Robert (Bob) and wife Netia Olvey both of Pocahontas; daughter, Dana Olvey of Sherwood, grandchildren, Lance (Heather) Olvey, Brandon (Enid) Olvey, Jennifer Olvey, Rob Olvey, Clint White, and Carrie White. Five great grandchildren also survive: Max, Marty, and Samantha Olvey, Alexa Dempsey and Zoe St. Andre. She is also survived by many, many friends, including 3 special caregivers in her life: Judy Brandon, Jan Shirley, and Debbie Turner.

Jean was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of PEO Chapter AR and a lifetime member of Pocahontas First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital P.O. Box 2222 Little Rock, AR 72203, Randolph County Humane Society P.O. Box 364 Pocahontas, AR 72455 or a charity of the donor’s choosing in memory of Jean Olvey.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 12-2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Immediately following a graveside service celebrating her life will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Randolph Memorial Garden Cemetery with Ray Snodgrass officiating. Burial will be at Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Thomas “Pete” Stayton

Kimberling City, Missouri- Thomas “Pete” Stayton, 65, passed away June 14, 2015 at Cox Health South in Springfield, MO.

He was born January 6, 1950 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to Thomas Jr.and Geraldine Mason Stayton.

Pete is survived by his wife of 43 years Phyllis Stayton, daughter Keoka and husband Jason Ketcher, granddaughter Scarlett Ketcher, mother Geraldine Stayton, brothers Leon and wife Barbara Stayton, Joe and wife Robin Stayton, sister Lucy and husband Wayne Broadway, sister-in-law Janice Campbell and Sharon Campbell, and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father Thomas Jr. Stayton and a sister-in-law Glenda Stayton, brother-in-law Howard Campbell and Richard Campbell.

Pete was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners since 1975. A Lifetime member of Missouri Health Care Association and a member of First Baptist Church in Kimberling City, MO.

Services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The following day Thursday, June 18, 2015 a funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Bellah Cemetery in Ravenden, Springs, AR..

Ermil Meridith

Pocahontas- Ermil Meridith, 87 passed away June 11, 2015.

Ermil was born December 27, 1927 in Tuckerman, Arkansas to the late Daniel and Ada Holt Klais.

She is survived by her daughter Ann Camp, grandchildren Meridith Ann (Steve) Smith, Melissa (Tom) Milner, great grandchildren Chelsea (Mark) Jahnke, Tyler Smith, Wesley Milner, great-great grandchildren Tucker Jahnke, Easton Jahnke.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Red Meridith, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Arrangements are being handled by McNabb Funeral Home. A Graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at  Randolph Memorial Garden Cemetery with Steve Smith officiating.

Mary Nell Garrett

Pocahontas-Mary Nell Garrett, 69, passed away June 9, 2015.

Mary was born October 9, 1946 in Humbolt, TN to the late Samuel and Ruth Terry Roe.

Mary is survived by her husband Lonnie Garrett, children; Ted Garrett, Kenneth Garrett, Tim Garrett, Kimberly (David) Crow, Brett (Amy) Garrett, grandchildren Stephanie Mero and Aimee Berg.

Funeral arrangements are being handle by McNabb Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday June 12, 2015 from 4-6 p.m. Funeral service immediately following at 6 p.m. The body will be cremated.

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