Darrell Mahan

Ravenden Springs- Darrell Mahan,76, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Darrell was born June 6, 1939 in Holcomb, MO to the late Edwin and Thelma Mahan. Darrell was co-owner of the Dalton Store for a time, a Master Electrician, proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and a Navy veteran.

He is survived by his son Michael Lee Mahan of Raytown, MO, daughter Kellee Hardage of Pocahontas, sister Donna Brown of Dalton, sister Barbara Butcher of Santa Fe, TX, brother Rodney Mahan of Dalton, and his grandchildren Mandy Mahan, Wesley Hardage, Seth Hardage, Jake Hardage, and Lindsey Mahan. He also had two great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as two brothers, Carl and Michael Mahan.

A memorial service will be held at Pine Grove Baptist Church on Highway 90 in Pocahontas, AR on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

Eugene “Buck” Biggs

Maynard- Eugene “Buck” Biggs 84, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehab.

Buck was born February 7, 1931 in Memphis, TN to Harry and Mary Summers Biggs, Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Shemwell Biggs; sons John (Cheryl) Biggs of Raleigh, NC and Jeff (Tricia) Biggs of Athens, AL; seven grandchildren: Stephen and Emily Biggs of Raleigh, NC, Samantha, Luke, Adam, Seth and Ethan Biggs of Athens, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Harry Biggs, Jr., sisters Martha Adair and Evelyn Biggs.

Buck was born and raised in Memphis, TN, where he graduated from Whitehaven High School. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Engineering Department after 26 years of service. He later worked at the Farr Company in Jonesboro, after the family moved to the Supply community in Maynard, AR. Buck was a loving and devoted husband and father and enjoyed living in the country.

There will be a graveside service Sunday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Pitman Cemetery in Supply with John and Jeff Biggs officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.


Martin Luther Runge

Pocahontas- Martin Luther Runge – Jan. 31, 1949 – Sept. 14, 2015. Martin Runge, 66, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, September 14, 2015. Born in Davenport, Iowa, Marty was a loved father, grandfather, brother and devoted son. He held a Bachelor’s degree in English, a Master’s degree in Psychology, and had pursued a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology all at Iowa State University. An entrepreneur at heart, he founded and ran several small businesses over the years, including a software company and a management recruiting firm. But his true passion was spending time at his family rice farm in Pocahontas, AR where he oversaw crop and land management. He knew every inch of the farm, and was constantly making improvements to ensure the farm would be a legacy for future generations. He was an avid writer, composing a collection of short stories and keeping a daily journal for the past 30 years. From memory he could recall the date of nearly any family event and assumed the role of family historian, composing detailed historical accounts of those who had passed including his father Bill Runge, a decorated Army Ranger and WWII hero. Marty loved the outdoors and walked or jogged every morning regardless of weather. He traveled between Arkansas and North Carolina throughout the year to spend time with his son and grandchildren. Marty was very involved with his nieces and nephews and loved them all as if they were his own. He is survived by his only son, Erik Runge (his wife Jude) and two grandchildren, Nathan and Tayler in Clemmons NC; two brothers, Jim Runge (his wife DeeDee) in Salina, KS, and Matt Runge (his wife Jill) who resides in Gila, NM; his mother, Dorothea Dunagan Runge in Pocahontas, AR; and former wife and mother of his son, Anna Mary Tully in Trumansburg, NY. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home (2129 Park St., Pocahontas, AR). A Memorial service will convene at 2:00 p.m. also at McNabb Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hope for the Warriors.


William James Reed

Pocahontas- William James Reed, 54, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Five Rivers Medical Center after a long illness.

James was born February 20, 1961 in Pocahontas to William L. and Jane Burk Reed.

He is survived by his wife, Alicia Miiller Reed, daughter Nicole Reed, mother Jane Reed and sister Rebecca Reed Summers all of Pocahontas.

He was preceded in death by his father William L. Reed, grandparents George and Beulah Rose Reed and Grady and Velma Byrum Burk.

There will be a memorial service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. The Kingdom Hall is located at 433 Country Club Road in Pocahontas. Since there will be no graveside services, family members are requesting no flowers please. Arrangements are under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

Luisa A. Rodriguez-Nelson

Imboden- Luisa A. Rodriguez-Nelson, 31 lost her 15 month battle with cancer on September 16, 2015. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones.

Luisa was born October 20, 1983 in Monterey Park, CA to Luis and Sandra Rodriguez. A beloved wife, devoted mother and sister, and active member of her community, she will be missed by all who knew her.

She leaves behind her husband Neil Nelson, daughters Memphis and Gueneviere, mother Sandra, sister Aurora, brother Toby, and grandmother Daphine Lord.

She was preceded in passing by her father.

A celebration of her life will be Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Charles State Park including pot luck, music, and bounce house for the kids. Drinks will be provided by the family. Arrangements under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

Sherman Dawson Stone

Pocahontas- Sherman Dawson Stone, 75, passed away September 16, 2015.

Dawson was born July 10, 1940 in Walnut Ridge, AR to the late C. B. and Linnie Jones Stone.

He is survived by his wife Gayle Stone of the home, children Kimberly (David) Watkins, Victor (Rhonda) Stone, grandchildren Lauren (Casey) Grissom, Breana Watkins, Andrew (Brittany) Stone, Sean Stone, great-grandchildren Carter Grissom, Xander Stone, brothers James (Martha) Stone, Lee (Patty) Stone, and uncle Vernon (Freddie) Stone.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers John Stone, and P.K. Stone.

Visitation will be Friday, September 18, 2015 from 5-7 PM in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be at 10 AM on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Duty Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Andrew Stone, Sean Stone, Casey Grissom, Eric Stone, Danny Barr Jr., Dwight Redus.

Honorary pallbearers: Jerry Presley, Danny Barr Sr., Byron Meredith, Douglas Meredith, Bill James, David James.

Karen Thompson Springstead

Pocahontas- Karen L. Thompson Springstead, 51 passed away on September 14, 2015.

Karen was born July 19, 1964 in Pocahontas to James Olin and Carol Pickett Thompson.

She is survived by her son Charles Nicholas (Nick) Springstead of the home, parents James and Carol Thompson of Pocahontas, fiancé Greg Enix, brother James (Lana) Thompson of Texas, sister Nancy Thompson (Lisa Mitchum) of South Carolina, niece Mariah Thompson of Texas, and nephew Alex Dunkle of Missouri.

She is preceded in death by grandparents C.O. and Bessie (Mitchell) Thompson, Jim and Pauline (Guthrie) Pickett, and nephew Stephen Guthrie Thompson.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 2-4 PM at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. There will be no services at this time.

Paul Andrew Weisenbach

Pocahontas- Paul Andrew Weisenbach, 82, passed away September 10, 2015.

Paul was born November 26, 1932 in Stokes, AR to the late Alfred and Minnie Mooney Weisenbach.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Roberts Weisenbach of the home, daughters Rosemary (Danny) Hopper, Sheila (Larry) Davis, Paula (Bill) Schaechtel, Bonnie (Wayne) Kazzee, Barbara Weisenbach, Teresa (Bryan) Thielemier, sons Tony (Daffney) Weisenbach, Tom (Stephanie) Weisenbach, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, siblings Lavern (Emma) Weisenbach, Gene (Phyllis) Weisenbach, and Rose Ann Weisenbach Blevins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Weisenbach Kimble, brothers Lawrence and Joe Weisenbach.

A rosary service at St John’s Catholic Church will be Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7 PM. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10 AM. with Father Athanasius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. John Cemetery fund.

Pallbearers: Shawn Thompson, Andy Weisenbach, Blake Thielemier, Brandon Kazzee, Chad Davis, Chris Schaechetel.

Honorary pallbearers: Jonathon Davis, Natasha Turner, Jessica Brown.

Stanley Lee Jinright

Pocahontas- Stanley Lee Jinright “Jack Todd” 22, passed away September 7, 2015 at the Med in Memphis from complications of a house fire.

Jack Todd was born September 2, 1993 in Jonesboro, AR to Stephen Jinright and Melvina Todd Hunt.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather Melvina (Robert) Hunt, father Stephen Jinright, brother Tim (Tonya) Jinright, Joseph (JoAnna) Jinright, sister Sherrie Hunt, Fiancé Kristian Pyle, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He is preceded in death by grandparents Vernon and Mary Whitrock Jinright, Jim and Bertha Todd, and several cousins.

Visitation will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 5-7 PM. Funeral service will be Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2 PM with Jim Waterworth officiating. Burial will follow in Pittman Cemetery.

Roxie Corene Buckner

Pocahontas- Roxie Corene Buckner, 90 passed away September 6, 2015.

Roxie was born March 4, 1925 in White County to the late Robert and Myra Handcock Lawson.

She is survived by children Anna Jane (Dallas) Cagle of Walnut Ridge, Dounld Dene Buckner of Pocahontas and MaraLee (Perry) Kildow of Pocahontas. Grandchildren Melissa Collins, Jimmy Cagle both of Walnut Ridge, Brance Cagle, Heather Vandergriff and Hillary Knoche all of Pocahontas. She is also survived by 12 Great-grandchildren, 12 Great-great-grandchildren and 13 Great-great-great grandchildren. Also several step grandchildren from Texas and Rogers, AR.

She is preceded in death by her husband Brance Buckner, son Ronald Buckner, brothers Dick and Alfond Lawson and two sisters Margie Elliot and Dorothy Solada.

Visitation will be on Monday, September 7, 2015 from 6-8 PM. Graveside services will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10 AM. At Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas

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