Katherine Lane

Manchester, MO- Katherine Lane, 95 passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 surrounded by loved ones.

Katherine was born July 15, 1921 in Pocahontas, AR to John and Ola Tyler. She was a longtime member of Manchester United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother Ida Blair; grandson Ethan White; sisters, Doris Ryan, Alvera Seagraves and Mary Helen Promberger.

She is survived by son, Loren “Larry” (Melissa) Lane Jr.; daughters, Marian (Ron) Houghton, Brenda (Richard) Forrest; grandchildren David Rush, Brian Rush, Nadine Williams, Dustin White, Logan White, Lauren White; 10 great grandchildren; sister Florence Sylvester; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10 am at Randolph Memorial Gardens with Bro. Rondal Richardson and Bro. Kevin Murray officiating. Services under direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Dustin White, Logan White, John Seagraves, Charles Seagraves, Mike Seagraves, Sara Seagraves, and David Tyler.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

Jerry Lee Ford

Jerry Lee Ford

Shock and sadness was evident in the community with the sudden passing of Jerry Lee Ford, 74, of Pocahontas. Jerry left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

He was born November 1, 1941, to the late Taid and Arah (French) Ford, graduated from Delaplaine High School and attended Arkansas State University. Jerry was a retired farmer and of Baptist Faith.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janice Austin Ford, a son, Kyle Ford, a daughter, Denee (James) Johnson; Eight Grandchildren – Dylan and Jace Ford, Ashlyn and Brynlee Ellis, Megan, Katie, Jared and Jake Johnson; one great-grandchild, Luke DeClerk; one brother, Sonny Ford; one sister, Lisa (Steve) Pace and many nieces and nephews.

Jerry had many passions but among his favorites were watching his grandchildren at sporting and school events, Cardinal Baseball and tending to his farm animals.

A celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, October 18, at 2 pm in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, Pocahontas, with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held, Monday from 5 to 8 also at McNabb Funeral Home.

Pall bearers include Dylan Ford, Jace Ford, Barry Ford, Jared Johnson, Riley Pace, Rob Roberts, Bob French and Dennis French.

Honorary Pall bearers include Doug Moore, Bob Gates, Eggie Tedder, Glen Murphy, Shorty Fort, James Edward Ivy, Dallas Roberts and Greg Lance.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church on Hwy 62 West, Pocahontas, AR 72455.

Anna Jean Greves Thielemier

Anna Jean Greves Thielemier, 86 a current resident of Sulphur, LA and a former resident of Pocahontas, Arkansas passed away October 9, 2016.

Anna was born August 7, 1930 in Pocahontas, Arkansans to the late Harry and Louise Junkersfeld Greves.

Anna is survived by a sister Garnetta Greves Blansett, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Antone “Tip” Thielemier, brother Calvin Greves and a sister Evalee Greves England.

Services will be at St. John’s Catholic Church Monday, October 17, 2016. Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. A Rosary will held at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass will be immediately following at 11:00 a.m. with Father Athanasius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

Richard Dean Dixon

Pocahontas- Richard Dean Dixon, 55, passed away on October 3, 2016.

Richard was born May 22, 1961 in Gary, Indiana to William and Francis Dixon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Dixon.

He is survived by sons, Richard Dixon Jr., Levi Dixon, and Dillon Dixon; siblings, Michael Dixon and Carolyn Adams.

There will not be any services.  Arrangements under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

Margaret Ann Schutzius

Pocahontas- Margaret Ann Schutzius, 89, passed away October 10, 2016 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Margaret was born January 14, 1927 in Danville, Illinois to Joseph and Mabel Wilson Hagler. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, organist for 18 years, and choir member.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin Elroy Schutzius; 2 sisters and 1 brother.

She is survived by children: Marty (Pat Ann) Schutzius of North Swancey, NH, Mary (Irvan) Hall of Biggers, Mark (Peggy) Schutzius of Maynard, Marcia (Jim) Beach of Saratoga Springs, NY, Marcella (Michael) Kennedy of Watseca, IL, Marvin (Donna) Schutzius of Montrose, CO; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

All services will be at St. John’s Catholic Church on Friday, October 14, 2016.  Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 am, rosary service at 10:30 am, and a funeral mass following at 11 am with Father Anthanasius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Sue Carolyn Ross Hulett

Imboden- Sue Carolyn Ross Hulett, 79 passed away on October 7, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Carolyn was born August 20, 1937 in Caruth, MO to the late Raymond Harrison and Viola Elizabeth Thompson Ross. She was a member of the Imboden Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; older brother Gaylen Ray Ross who died as an infant and brother, Joe Ross.

On Oct 15, 1956 in Kennett MO she married Jarold Dane Hulett who survives. Also surviving 4 daughters: Vickie (Lonnie) Holland of Paragould, Robyne (Stewart) Collins of Doniphan, MO, Dana (Anthony) Wells of Ravenden Springs, Terri (Michael) Aaron of Doniphan, MO; grandchildren: Cameron Holland, Shonna Cates, Bethany Hopkins, Cody Holland, Stephanie Moreland, Derik Collins, Zackery Collins, Tyler Collins, Danielle Collins, Shane Wells, Seth Wells, Stetson Wells, Kali Aaron, Hunter Aaron, Chailland Aaron, Savanah Aaron; 16 great grandchildren; brothers, Charles “Bud” Ross, Ronald Ross, Terry Ross; sister Linda Pritchett; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to have a private service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made the Paragould Childrens Home, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450.

Keeven Dewayne Pankey

Reyno- Keeven Dewayne Pankey, 21 passed away on September 29, 2016.

Keeven was born on October 21, 1994 in Paragould, AR to Steven Pankey and Melissa Pankey.

He was preceded in death by grandfather, Eugene (Peewee) Tilley; great grandparents, Ira and Shirley Tilley; great grandfather, Clyde Tilley; and grandmother, Nancee Stamper Tilley.

He is survived by his father, Steven Pankey of Biggers; mother, Melissa Pankey of Reyno; grandparents, Don and Carol Pankey of Biggers; along with aunts and uncles.

Services will be at McNabb Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 6-8 pm. A funeral will be Monday, October 3, 2016 at 2 pm. Burial will be in Johnston Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Rick Hudson, Rodney Hudson, Austin Hudson, Eli Cox, Caleb Hovis, and Mason Barnes.

David V. Fender

Pocahontas- David V. Fender, 72 passed away at home on September 27, 2016.

David was born April 15, 1944 in Tulsa, OK to Vance and Wilma Cornelson Fender.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Waldron Fender; children, David D. (Theresa) Fender, Brian (Dr. Ron Thompson) Fender, Kristi (Bobby) Sorg; grandchildren, Hannah (Tyler) O’Donnell, Ashton Fender, Barkley Sorg, Kate Sorg; sisters, Charlotte (Gordon) Metzgar, and Marilyn (Tom) Holloway.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the tremendous outpouring of love and support during this difficult time.

A memorial has been established for those wishing to contribute. A cause dear to David’s heart was ALS.NET which was supported by his son Brian who suffers from ALS. ALS.NET proceeds are directed specifically to help find the cure for ALS.

A private memorial for family will follow per David’s wishes.

Patricia Ann Barthel

Pocahontas- Patricia Ann Barthel, 83, passed away September 26, 2016.

Patricia was born November 4, 1932 in Pocahontas to William “Bill” and Essie Stubblefield Barthel.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Billy Barthel.

She is survived by her sister, Mary (Bill) Jones along with nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 10-11 am at McNabb Funeral Home with a graveside service and burial following at 11:15 am at St. Paul Cemetery.

David Daniel Frey

Warm Springs- David Daniel Frey, 60, passed away September 24, 2016.

David was born on July 25, 1956 in Flint, MI to James and Bernice Hill Frey.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Ellie Frey Sr.; nephews: James Ellie Frey III and Justin Cord Frey.

He is survived by his mother, Bernice Frey; brothers, James (Ruth) Frey, Samuel (Stephanie) Frey; sister, Agnes (Richard) Green; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5-7 pm at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11 am at Warm Springs Cemetery with Arnold Jarrett officiating. Burial will follow in Warm Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Caleb Frey, Jim Frey, Samuel Frey, Richie Green, Richard Green, and Aaron Green.

Honorary pallbearers: Austin Finney and Zac Irwin.

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