Obituaries

Genevieve “Genny” Thistlewood

Imboden- Genevieve “Genny” Thistlewood, 74 was granted her angel wings September 17, 2014.

Genevieve was born June 26, 1940 in Lesterville community to the late Estes and Ollie Wilson Miller.

Genny and T-wood build T-Wood Bowling Lanes, they spent numerous hours work together. Every chance she got she was in the vegetable garden or her flower beds. They have built several friendships throughout the years. Genny was a loving wife, mother, granny, sister and friend to many. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years William “T-wood” Thistlewood of the home, daughters; Beverly Arnold, Carla (Dennis) Schaechtel, step-sons; Larry Thistlewood and Billy Thistlewood Jr, grandchildren; Cody (Becca) Simpson, Colten Simpson, Gennifer Simpson, 2 great grandchildren; Maddox Simpson, Aniyah Simpson, sister Jerry Clark, brothers Joe Miller and Herb Miller, nephews David Clark and Jeremy Clark, nieces Dana Westmoreland and Khara Miller.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Patsy Ruth Bland, niece Tina Marie Bland, brother-in-law Jim Bland.

Services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. with Stan Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Hope Cemetery.

Bobbie J. Brown

Pocahontas- Bobbie J. Brown, 79, was granted her angel wings September 14, 2014.

Bobbie was born December 16, 1934 in Pocahontas to the late Robert and Lenora Dame Rose.

She is survived by sons; Robert ( Diana Boston) Brown and Kenneth Brown, grandchildren; Stacy Smith, Shaun ( Noel) Brown, Ben Brown, Josh Brown, Molly Brown, 2 great grandchildren; Ryan Smith and Carabeth Waddell, 4 great great grandchldren, sisters; Patsy

(Frankie) Penn and Roberta (Charlie) Clements, special friend and caregiver Glady Zosso,

She is preceded in death by her husband Bailey Brown, son Allen Brown, mother and father, sister Mary Dalton, and brother Darrell Ray Rose.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at Yakin Cemetery. McNabb Funeral Home will be in charge of services.

Wilma Geraldine Allison

Wilma Geraldine Allison, 92 a lifetime resident of Biggers, Arkansas died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday September 13, 2014.
She was born on September 10, 1922 in Biggers to the late Clarence and Ida Gordon. Mrs. Allison was a homemaker and was known by her grandchildren as “Grandma Frank” and by her friends as “Jeri”. She was a member of Biggers Baptist Church. She will be remembered by her love for her flowers and her love for her church friends who stopped by to visit on her porch.
Mrs. Allison is survived by her daughter in law, Nancy Wilson Allison, two granddaughters Gayla (Tracy) Smith and Jana (Joe) Wineland, two great grandsons, Jimmy (Kalynn) Poe and Dakota Smith, one great great granddaughter, Briley Allison Poe and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was proceded in death by her husband, Frank Allison and son, Jim Allison. Two infant sisters, Lorine, Nina and an adult sister Pat Carlton. Four brothers, John (Jake), Cletis, W.F. and Dewey Gordon.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014 at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, AR. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 20, 2014 at Johnson Cemetery in Reyno, AR.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markum Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205 or Children’s Home 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450

Maudie Barton Reaves

Pocahontas- Maudie Barton Reaves, 80, passed away September 15, 2014.

Maudie was born December 6, 1933 to the late John Ellis and Amie Ray Barton in Clahoun City, MS.

She is survived by sons John (Diane) Blaylock and John Keith (Laurel) Reaves, daughters Maria (Willie) Reaves Pitts and Brenda (Don) Blaylock Bailey, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, sister-in-law Pauline Reaves Collins and nephew Tim Collins.

She is preceded in death by her husband James Reaves, parents, son Rickey Reaves, grandson Freddie Walton and 3 brothers.

Visitation will be at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Gravside service immediately following at Hope Cemetery.

Yula B. Young

Searcy- Yula B. Young, 91, was granted her angel wings September 13, 2014.

Yula was born April 11, 1923 to the late Charles and Bertha Wygant Fossett.

Yula is survived by 6 sons; Jerry Young, Charles Young, Calvin Young, Ford Young, Perrin Young, Melton Young, 2 daughters; Janice Schulist and Sharon Sticher, and step-daughter Eva Gentry, Many Grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Joe Young, son Noland Young, daughter Beverly Ann Young, step-sons Harold Young and Alvin Joe Young.

Services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with Terry Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Howard Lee Rapert

Pocahontas- Howard Lee Rapert, 81, passed away September 13, 2014.

Howard was born October 29, 1932 in Supply, Arkansas to the late Arnold and Ruby Wright Rapert.

Howard is survived by his wife Patsy Rapert of the home, children; Cathy (Ocie) Fuchs of Tipton, OK., Richard (Deanna) Rapert of Pocahontas, Joe (Mickie) Rapert of Pocahontas. Grandchildren; Melissa Brickler of Imperial, MO., Aaron (Crystal) Fuchs of Tipton, OK., Amber (Isaac) Fondo of Springfield, MO., Ben (Sarah) Rapert of Ash Flat, Kristie (Josh) Dement of Pocahontas, Allyson Rapert of Pocahontas, Jake Rapert of Pocahontas, 10 great grandchildren. Siblings; Bill (Emma) Rapert of Maynard, JoAnn Milam of Maynard, Mary (Dale) Murdock of Maynard, Brenda Nash of Maynard.

He is preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Ruby Rapert, brother Roger Dale and great granddaughter Hannah Dement.

Services will be held at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers you leave a lasting memorial to Paragould Children’s Home or The Tipton Children’s Home P.O. Box 370 Tipton, OK 73570-9989.

Betty Joyce Black

Betty Joyce Black, 82, of Pocahontas, Arkansas, passed away in Jonesboro, Arkansas on September 11, 2014. Born July 1, 1932, in Hornersville, Missouri to Omer and Kate Pender, she was sister to Bill Pender and Jackie Higginbottom. She graduated from Biggers-Reyno High School in 1951.

She was married to James McDowell Black, Jr. on January 1, 1953 in Reyno, Arkansas by Brother Barney Richmond. Their attendants were Bill and Sally Pender. She was preceded in death by her father, Omer, her mother, Kate, her sister Jackie, her brother Bill, and husband of 59 years, James.

With an unconditional love for her family, Betty is survived by three children: Charles Black (Sara) of Amarillo, Texas, Barbara Becker (Jim) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Beverly Joyner (Jerry) of Searcy Arkansas. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Megan Sims (Justin), Ian Black, Stephenie  Pender Black, Buckley Bridges (Emily), Haley McDowell Starnes (Brandon), Jessica Walls, Mallory Mathis, McDowell Mathis, and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 14th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Funeral service will be held Monday, September 15th, 10:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Pocahontas, with burial to follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Brother Rocky Starnes, with the following pallbearers: grandson Ian Black, grandson Buckley Bridges, grandson McDowell Mathis, nephew Doug Pender, nephew Mike Pender, Brandon Starnes, Barry Ford, and James Tucker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome at James & Betty’s church home, the First United Methodist Church of Pocahontas.

 

 

Clifford Trammel Jr.

Maynard- Clifford Trammel Jr. 49, passed away September 6, 2014.

Clifford was born January 8, 1965 to the late Clifford Sr and Dorothy Gooch Trammel in Hayti, Mo.

Clifford is survived by his wife Wanda Gibbs Trammel of the home, children; Rebecca (Cody) Simpson of Pocahontas, William “Zach” (Jasmine) Trammel of Maynard, Loren Trammel of Maynard, Dominick Trammel of Maynard, Stephanie Trammel of Maynard, Elizabeth Trammel of Maynard, Ethan Stout of Maynard and Emily Stout of Maynard, grandchildren; Arabella Trammel of Maynard and Maddox Simpson of Pocahontas, brothers; Lonnie Stout of Savanah, TN and David Stout of OK,

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandmother Lorene Hurley and sister Theresa Gooch.

Mr. Trammel was a kind and loving father of eight children, along with many strays through the years. He very much loved his two grandchildren and was able to pass away peacefully at his home surrounded by those who loved him.

Clifford received a Army service ribbon, Rifle Sharpshooter ribbon, Army rifle marksman badge, and a Army expert hand grenade badge while serving in the Army and Coast Guard.

Visitation will be held at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at United Methodist Church in Maynard, AR. at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday with Alma Hastings and Johnny Cochran officiating. Burial will follow at Maynard Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Loren Trammel, Zach Trammel, Dominick Trammel, Cody Simpson, Johnny Cochran, Jeff Darnele.

Hite Eugene Tiner

Brentwood TN- Hite Eugene Tiner, 91, passed away Thursday September 04, 2014.

Hite was born April 07, 1923 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to the late James Calvin and Beulah Elizabeth Tiner.

Hite is survived by his wife Glenda Truel Tiner of the home, sons Billy Don (Brenda) Tiner of San Antonio, TX and David (Janina) Tiner of Brentwood, TN. Grandchildren Lauren tiner of San Antonio, TX, Colby Tiner of Alexandria, VA, Sarah Kate (Craig) Anderson of Perth Australia, John David (Tessa) Tiner of Nashville, TN and Anna Beth Tiner of Brentwood, TN.

Hite is preceded in death by his parents James and Beulah Tiner, and Brothers Jimmy Jeff Tiner, Leon Tiner and Elmo Tiner.

Hite was a member of Pyburn Street Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon and an usher. Hite opened, closed and maintained the Church building for many years. He built the fellowship hall at the church. He was honored in 2003 by the Church with Hite Tiner Appreciation Day on his 80th birthday. He was a City Alderman for 20 years, city plumbing and electrical Inspector. He also carried the down marker for the Pocahontas Redskins from 1969-1979. In the 60′s he was a Little League Baseball coach, he also built and maintained the ball fields and concession stand for many years. One of the highlights of his life was a trip to Pearl Harbor where he received a flag that was flown over the USS Arizona. Hite was a great woodworker and spent many hours in his beloved shop. He and Glenda were members of the Good Sam RV Club for 10 years. Hite was also a member of the morning McDonalds coffee club where they solved many of the world’s problems over a few cups of coffee.

Services will be held in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitiation will be Sunday September 07, 2014 from 1-2:00 p.m. with a Funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery.

Andrew Evans Ross

Imboden- Andrew Evans Ross, 36, was granted his angel wings Thursday, September 4, 2014.

Andrew was born September 16, 1977 to the late Joseph Wayne Ross Sr and Glenda Jean Pierce.

Andrew was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend to the Imboden Community. He was a active member in the Koinonia Church.

He is survived by son’s Dakota Ross and Evan Ross, mother Glenda Jean Pierce, brothers Wayne (Christie) Ross, Shawn (Tammy) Ross, David ( Irene) Ross, sister Dana (Shawn) Kelly, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and Aunt Kathy Ladnier.

Service will be held in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Monday, September, 8, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Hope Cemetery.

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