Obituaries

Christine Sharp

Pocahontas- Christine Sharp, 93, passed away Tuesday July 15, 2014 in Pocahontas.

She is survived by her husband Don Sharp of the home, two children Carol Mattox and Charles Hale both of Indiana, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday from 5:00-7:00 Service will be Saturday July 19, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jerry Cochran and Bill Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery.

Dale George Sorg

Farmington, MO-Dale George Sorg, 46, passed away July 14, 2014.

Dale was born April 06, 1968 in Pocahontas to the late James and Genevieve Sorg.

Dale is survived by his wife Tammy Jo Sorg and son Ryan Sorg of the home. He is also survived by one daughter Vanessa (Adam) Hufstedler of Walnut Ridge, one grandson Abel Hufstedler, five brothers Jim (Ginny) Sorg of Rockford, IL, Steve (Debbie) Sorg of Pocahontas, Jeff Sorg of Pocahontas, Alan Sorg of Jonesboro and Larry (Pam) Sorg of Pocahontas, two sisters Susann (Bill) Sweetwood of Pocahontas and Annette (Cecil) Tackett of Pocahontas and ten nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents James and Genevieve Sorg.

Dale was a loving and proud husband, dad and Pappy. He loved music, cooking, fishing and spending time with his family which he dearly loved. Dale was a graduate of Arkansas State University of Jonesboro where he obtained a Master’s Degree in English.

Services will be held at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday July 17, 2014 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life following at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate a book to your local library in memory of Dale Sorg.

James L. Brooks

Maynard- James L. Brooks, 82, entered into eternal peace July 9, 2014.

James was born July 23, 1931 in Maynard to the late Aaron and Ruth Crismon Brooks.

James is survived by his wife of 59 years Winifred Jarrett Brooks, children Jamie Brooks, Robin (Brenda) Brooks, Reba (Dennis) Carter, Edna (John) Mercer, grandchildren; Yolanda Goins, Heather Summers, Brooklynne Rapert, Josh Brooks, Aaron Brooks, Christopher Carter, Tyler Brooks, Dylan Carter, Sierra Mercer, 10 great grandchildren. 2 sisters Bonnie “Mick” Burman and Nancy Rapert.

He is preceded in death by his parents Aaron and Ruth Brooks and son Randall Jarrett Brooks.

Services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be July 11, 2014 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.. funeral service will be follow at 2:00 p.m. with Mike Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Maynard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that you leave a lasting memorial to the Mt. Pleasant Church 33 McKnight Rd Maynard, AR 72444 or the Maynard Cemetery.

Linda Bellah

Pocahontas- Linda Bellah, 70, passed away July 6, 2014.

Linda was born July 8, 1943 in Marseilles, IL to the late Harvey Hayes and Vivian Josephine Peterson Simington.

She is survived by her daughter Kim Rodgers, brothers; John Simington, Frank Simington, George Simington, Dale Simington, Robert Simington, Steve Simington, sisters; Nancy Lawrence, Mary Frields, Joyce Mitchell, Evelyn McGuire, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Junior Bellah, and brother David Simington.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Family will have a private graveside service and burial in Bellah Cemetery.

Ruby Jones

Imboden- Ruby Jones, 81, was granted her angel wings July 5, 2014.

Ruby was born December 11, 1932 in Smithville to the late James A. And Earlie Gray Jones.

She is preceded in death by her parents James A. And Earlie Jones, brothers Lester, Eugene and Justin and sisters Pauline Craig and Edith Bilbrey. She is survived by nephews Steve Jones, Jim Jones, Larry Jones, Daivid Craig, Ron Bilbrey, Gregory Bilbrey,  and nieces Rita Prestidge and Linda Reese.

In 1951 she went to Washington D.C. to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 1960 she transferred to Little Rock where she worked for the FBI until her retirement in 1988. When she retired she was the Assistant Office Service Manager.

Services will be held in Imboden Baptist Church. Visitation will be July 8, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with funeral services immediately following at 11:00 a.m. with Bob McMillon and Steve Prestidge officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.

Genevieve Sallee Jackson

Pocahontas- Genevieve Sallee Jackson, 99, passed away July 2, 2014. She was born in Pocahontas to Ray E. And Maude Robinson Sallee August 29, 1914. She attended high school at Ward Belmont in Nashville, TN., after which she chose Gulf Park College in Gulfport, MS., then attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. At Current River Beach during the summer break from college, she met handsome Dick Jackson of Paragould who won her heart and convinced her to marry him in 1936. For the next 74 years until his death in 2011, he considered her to be his perfect sweerheart.

Genevieve was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church of Pocahontas, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and a charter member of Chapter AR of P.E.O. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. As the mother of four children, she was kept busy getting boys to baseball and football games, having cheerleader and majorette costumes made, supervising cub scout and Girl Scout activities, as well as driving carloads of kids all over Randolph County. This continues when her grandchildren came along. She was a devoted, involved mother and grandmother to each of us.

Genevieve was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge. She will be remembered for her gentle, gracious sprit, her positive attitude, her remarkable wisdom, and her intense love of her family. “Gee Gee” as she was lovingly called by her grandchildren, was fortunate to have had a long and happy life filled with wonderful good times with her family and her friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. “Dick” Jackson and her only brother, Raymond E. Sallee Jr., who was killed in WWII.

Survivors include two sons, John and wife Mary Jackson , Raymond and wife Ginger Jackson all of Pocahontas, two daughters, Sue and husband Danny Gibson of Walnut Ridge, Lucy and husband Steve Jordan of Searcy. She was also survived by seven grandchildren: Caroline (David) Morgan of Conway, Laura (Blake) Whitley of Hot Springs, Elizabeth (Wade) Williams of Fayetteville, Jeff (Allison) Hatfield, Emily Jordan (Grant) Cox and Alice Ann Jordan all of Little Rock and Genny (Porter) Montgomery of Dallas. Twelve great grandchildren also survive: Clair and Paige Whitley, Matthew, Jackson and Henry Cole, Jessica and John David Morgan, Meredith and Garret Hatfield, John and Charlie Montgomery, and George Cox in addition to three step-grandchildren and ten step-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her life long friend and cousin Jean Olvey.

The family would like to thank Maxine Richardson, Debbie Stiemel, Mae Tripplett, Joann Redwind, Cassie Kimble, Amanda Kerely, and Gladie Biddle whose extraordinary care and loving devotion made a real difference in their mother’s later years and who each became like members of the family.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 5, at 2:00 p.m. a McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Rocky Starnes and Dr. Ben Jordan officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00- 2:00 before the service. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 400 Thomasville, Pocahontas, AR.

William Thurman Wells

Ravenden- William Thurman Wells, 93 passed away June29, 2014.

William was born January 7, 1921 in Ravenden Springs to the late Otis and Pearl Blansett Wells.

He is survived by several cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday July 1, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Frank Casillas officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.

Faye Nell Alphin

Wartburg, TN- Faye Nell Alphin, 79, was granted her angel wings June 27, 2014. Faye and her late husband moved to Maynard AR. in 1969 and ran the Current River Bait and Tackle Shop in Doniphan, MO. until 1992.

Faye was born March 19, 1935 in Section, AL to the late Willie Newman Beam and Eula Virginia Sargent Beam.

She is survived by two brothers Ray Beam of Doniphan, MO., Millard (Bonnie) Beam of Trion, GA., brother-in-law Delbert Alphin of Corning, AR., special nephew Richard “Rick” Alphin of Oklahoma, and several other nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene Alphin, sister Lue Vell Smith, brothers James Beam, Milton Beam, Marcus Beam and Larry Beam.

Services will be held in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Monday, June 30, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. with Todd Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery.

Jerry Don Smith

Pocahontas- Jerry Don Smith, 66, entered into eternal peace on June 14, 2014.

Jerry was born August 10, 1947 in Caruthersville, Missouri to the late Wright and Mildred Looney Smith. He served in the Army and was a Viet Nam Veteran. He worked on cross country pipelines for most of his adult life. He traveled all over the country with his work, met a lot people, and made many friends. He was a member of the laborers Local 350 and operators Local 917 unions.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Chestel (Chet).

He is survived by Kathy his wife of 37 years, daughters Shellie Williams of Pocahontas and Missy Lynk of Doniphan, MO., son Shane Lindsey of Pocahontas, brother Larry Smith of Mountain View, sisters Jewell Franks of Pocahontas, Earlene Smith of Jonesboro, Connie Brennan of Las Vegas, Nevada six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. funeral service immediately following at 7:00 P.M. Burial will be held at a later date.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers you can leave a lasting memorial with the American Cancer Society.

Herbert Edward Turner

Pocahontas- Herbert Edward Turner, 89, entered into eternal peace June 12, 2014.

Herbert was born April 29, 1925 to the late John and Elma Foster Turner in Biggers, AR.

Herbert has many achievements and member of several groups in life; WWII Veteran, Military Order of the Purple Heart, VFW, State Police, Gideon’s International, 41 years as a Sunday school teacher, and his special friends in the 166 Café coffee club. He was a loving father and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and loved to hunt.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Bessie Turner, daughter Lana (Kenneth) Kimbro, sons John (Karla) Turner and Terry (Patricia) Turner, grandchildren; Jamie (Eric) Pistel, Eric (Barbara) Turner, Jason (Rhonda) Turner, Lisa Turner, Nicholas Tramel, 7 great grandchildren, brother Earl (Ann) Witcher, and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father John Turner, mother Elma Foster Turner, step-father George Witcher, and brother Harold Witcher.

Visitation will be Saturday, June14, 2014 from 11:00-2:00 P.M. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel, immediately following a graveside service at Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Randy Scott officiating. Arkansas State Police will be presenting the flag and honors.

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