Obituaries

Billie Lois Ogden

Billie Lois Ogden, 80, of Pocahontas passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri.

Billie was born August 21, 1934 in Turkey Branch, Tennessee to the late Thurman and Mae (Ford) Campbell.

Billie and Jerry married on November 24, 1953 in O’Kean, Arkansas. During their 60 year marriage they raised five children of which she was very proud of. Billie was a homemaker that loved and supported her husband and children in all of their endeavors. Billie was known for always having a smile on her face. She was a great Mother, Nannie, Aunt, Sister, Daughter and Friend. She was loved by so many and will be missed and cherished forever in the hearts of her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Jerry of the home, her children Cyndi Mitchell of Pocahontas, Tommy & Jennifer Ogden of O’Kean, Mark & Beth Ogden of Swifton, Mike & Shannon Ogden of Pocahontas, Amy & Darby Clawson of Florence, Oregon. She was the best Nannie to twelve grandchildren Jennifer, Ashley, Steve, Scott, Dylan, Cade, Cody, Kelsie, Kenan, Kenzie, Adam and Emily and to nine great grandchildren and a brother Tom Campbell of Hastings, Minnesota.

She is preceded in death by her parents Thurman and Mae Campbell, two brothers Glen and Alfred Campbell and a grandson Steven Mitchell.

Pallbearers: Kenny Waymon, Ryan Shoe, Eric Housh, Ken Housh, Darryl Alphin, Gary Overstreet.

Honorary pallbearers: Scott Mitchell, Dylan Clawson, Cade Clawson, Cody Moore, Kenan Ogden, Adam Ogden, Greg Carter, Jim Carter.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 2 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel in Pocahontas. Services will be Wednesday, September 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Scott officiating. She will be laid to rest in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Robin Denise Catron Due

Maynard- Robin Denise Catron Due, 27, departed this life on August 24, 2014.

Robin was born September 18, 1986 to Allen and Jeannie Midgett Catron in Little Rock, AR.

She is survived by 3 children of the home Dylan, Kaydence and Gracie Collier and their father Randy Collier. Father and step-mother Allen and Sarah Catron of Calico Rock, mother Jeannie Catron of Hardy, brother Brett (Holly) Catron of Pocahontas, sister Jennifer (Joshua) Stickel of Pocahontas, grandmother Mary Bolien of Ravenden Springs, Barbara Midgett of Hardy, 4 neices and 1 nephew.

She is preceded in death by grandfathers James Edward Catron and Gene Midgett.

Services will be held at Gravesville Chruch Friday, August 29, 2014. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 a,m, Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. with Carl Massey and Gaylon Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Janes Cemetery.

There has been an account set-up at Iberia bank in Pocahontas to help with funeral expenses.

Pallbearers: Jason Redus, Jason Fiesser, Dennis Barrett, Justin Daffron, Wayne Feyges, James Green.

Honorary pallbearers: Nick Fry, Brandon Noblin, Joshua Stickel.

Dorothy Finney

Dorothy Finney, 81, of Michigan City passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Inpatient Hospice at Saint Anthony Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Burial will follow in Sherum Cemetery in Sherum, Arkansas. Viewing will be on Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Root Funeral Home in Michigan City and on Saturday from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

Dorothy was born November 25, 1932 in Arkansas to the late Edward and Virginia (Gates) Tarwater.

In Michigan City, Indiana on April 1, 1950 she married William L. Finney who passed away on April 28, 1980.

Surviving are four sons, William (Jenny) Finney of Michigan City, James “Jay” Finney of Wheeler, Indiana, Larry (Mary) Finney of Fish Lake, Indiana and Al (Cindy) Finney of Michigan City; step-daughter, Dena Combs; thirteen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren; one sister, Wendy Manis of Pocahontas, Arkansas; step-sister Beulah High and special friends Lois McCray and Donna Howard.

Dorothy is preceded in death by one step-son, Eugene Finney.

Dorothy was a retired leather cutter from Burnham Glove Factory after thirteen years of service.

She was a member of the VFW Aux., a Life Member of the DAV Aux and attended the Church of Christ when she was able to.

Lola McManners

Bigger- Lola McManners, 84, was granted her angel wings Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Lola was born September 19, 1929 to the late Andrew and Grace Haskins Blackwell in Hamil, AR.

Lola is survived by 3 daughters; Peggy Koons, Judy (Ernie) Carson, Geraldine (Mike) McMullin, 9 grandchildren Kim Carson, Shirley Contreras, Allan Carson, Chris Barber, Tonya Foster, Sandy Hawks, Tammy Robinson, Mark Godwin, Steve Godwin, 21 great grandchildren, brother Harold Blackwell, sister Betty Hufstedler and life long friend Faye Venson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Gerald McManners, sister Trula Hand, Doris Slayton, brothers Lloyd Blackwell, Floyd Blackwell and Bill Blackwell, son-in-laws James Godwin and Floyd Koons.

Services will be held Monday, August 25, 2014 at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. with funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. with Roger Hovis officiating. Burial will be in Hite Cemetery.

Barry Raymond Shaver

Barry Raymond Shaver, 88, died August 16, 2014 at Stone Oak Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born November 18, 1925 in Randolph County, Arkansas.

Ray was a successful jeweler and watchmaker in Northeast Arkansas (Corning and Pocahontas) for many years. He was a veteran of World War II and stayed active as a leader of the VFW honor guard. He was an active member of the Pyburn Street Church of Christ.

“Papaw,” “Pop”, ” Uncle Ray” was a wonderful human being and loved by many. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed his friendships and loved being a member of the community. He will be missed and cherished forever in the hearts of his family.

Mr. Shaver was proceeded in death by his parents, Luther and Dora, his loving wife, Vera, his siblings, Jewel Dean, Livla, and Ruby and his son, Dave. He is survived by two grandsons, Rob and Rich Shaver; daughter in law, Paula Shaver; niece, Sheila Wilson Glisson, nephews, Don Wilson, Buel Ramsey and L. A. Hayes and their families.

Funeral Arrangements: Visitation at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday evening, August 19, 5 – 7 p.m., services 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 20 at Pyburn Street Church of Christ in Pocahontas, Arkansas with Dennis McCarty and Harmon Seawel officiating. Burial will be in Corning Cemetery.

Pall bearers: Bob Dawson, Tom Towell, Mitch Walton, Byron Futrell, Michael Meredith and Joe Hawkins

Honorary pall bearers, Grant Killion, L.A. Hayes, Max Long, Avon McCamey and Bennie Jarrett

Mildred Upshaw Washington

Dalton- Mildred Upshaw Washington, 96, was granted her angel wings August 15, 2014.

Mildred was born May 2, 1918 in Dalton to the late Albert Lee and Melissa Ozella Miller Upshaw.

She is survived by nieces Ann (Jerry) Upshaw Gilliam, Michelle (Chuck) Upshaw Andrews and nephew Donald (Charlotte) Upshaw, several great nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Dorothy Jean Upshaw.

Preceded in death by her husband Dick Washington, brothers Willard Upshaw and James Upshaw, nephew Steve Upshaw.

The family will receive friends and family on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held immediately following at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Upshaw Cemetery.

Joseph Ray “Joe” Videgain

Pocahontas- Joseph Ray “Joe” Videgain 62 passed away peacefully at St. Bernard’s Medical Center on August 10, 2014.

Joe was born July 6, 1952 to the late Gregg and Gladys Haddock Videgain in San Fernando, CA.

He is survived by his three children, Anthony (Rhonda) Videgain of Pocahontas, AR., Michael (Jamie) Videgain of Pocahontas, AR., Amy (Benny) Cook of Paragould, AR., seven grandchildren Joseph, Stephanie, Joseph, Hayden, Tyler, Reid, and Cash. siblings, Gregg R. “Buster” (Brenda) Videgain of Saugus, CA., Ronny (Sherry) Videgain of Mariposa, CA., Valerie ( Joel) Hall of Pearblossom, CA., Rebecca (Scott) Hall of Tehachapi, CA., Gregg T. “Mooney” (Jane) Videgain of Corning, AR., Walter (Armitta) Videgain of Madera, CA.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Joe was a beloved father, brother, grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel.

William P. “Buster” Crain

Pocahontas- William P. “Buster” Crain, 95, formerly of Pocahontas, passed away at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, in Jonesboro, Thursday, August 7, 2014.

He was born March 21, 1919, in Malden, Missouri, the son of Arthur C. And Maudie (Huffstutler) Crain. He was united in marriage to Nova Glynn Guntharp, March 22, 1947. He retired from Pocahontas Water Works and enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing with his friends and family. He was a WW II veteran and a member of the Pyburn Street Church of Christ for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nova, three sisters Ora Crain, Ruth Thompson, and Audrey Lamb and three brothers, Cleatus Crain, Vernon Crain and Melvin Crain.

He is survived by 2 daughters; Janice (Joe) Hurd of Searcy and Melissa (Richard) Dust of Jonesboro and one son Barry Crain of Beebe. Two sisters; Ruby Reynolds of Flints, MI., and Margaret Griffin of Paragould and one brother; Donald Crain of Ore City, TX. Six grandchildren; Pam Kirk, Matthew Crain, Ashley Manis, Jeremy Throesch, Daniel Hurd, and Sara Rye and 7 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that you leave a lasting memorial to: Paragould Children’s Home 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450

All services will be held at the Pyburn Street Church of Christ Sunday August 10, 2014 visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Barry Crain officiating. Burial will follow in the Janes Cemetery.

Walter Lee Doan

Pocahontas- On August 7, 2014, Walter Lee Doan of Pocahontas, Arkansas passed away at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center in Walnut Ridge.

Walter was born on December 16, 1919 in Bertrand, MO to the late Aaron Charles and Fleedie Pearl Doan. On October 5, 1938, he married Neta Belle Thompson who became his wife of almost 69 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Aaron and Fleedie Doan, his wife Neta Belle Doan, a sister Alline Doan, brothers James Aaron, Loyce E and William “Shirley” Doan, and a great grandson Austin Jarrett.

Walter was the proud father of one son and seven daughters: Thomas (June) Doan of London, AR., Barbara Lee, Peggy Milhone, Kim (Jim) Thorpe all of Pocahontas, Beverly (Orville) Scott and Lyndia (Bill) Adams of Cherokee Village, Sherry (Frank) Klarer of McKinney, TX. and Patricia (Mike) Decker of Ravenden. He also left behind 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and one brother Charles Clayton Doan of Quincy, IL.

Walter was a farmer for many years before becoming a Packing Room foreman at Brown Shoe Company for 25 years. After retiring from Brown Shoe Company his new passion became gardening. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

Walter will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He had a special way of putting a big smile on the face of anyone in his presence. His “Special” stories will neverr be forgotten by his family and friends. The family wants to extend a heart-felt thank you to the special people at Lawrence Hall who cared for and showed such love and compassion towards our loved one. He loved all of you especially his two “Angels” Courtney and Jessica. God bless you.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Alzheimer Society to help find a cure for all types of dementia.

All services will be held in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel Sunday, August 10, 2014, visitation will be 1:00-3:00 p.m. funeral service immediately following at 3:00 p.m. with Jim Thorpe officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Dud Singley

Dud Singley, 90, of Pocahontas, died August 6, 2014 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

He lived in Pocahontas his entire adult life where he and his wife Eileen, were owners and operators of Singley Insurance Agency for 36 years. They retired in 1987 and enjoyed 20 years of traveling with friends in their motor home. He was a member of the Pocahontas Masonic Lodge for over 60 years. He was a 32 Scottish Rite Mason and past Patron of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the American Legion Post #6 for over 65 years. He was a past president of Pocahontas Rotary Club and was a member for 34 years. Being very patriotic he was a veteran of two wars. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and spent two and half years in the South Pacific and was involved in several naval operations including the invasion of Saipan and Tinian of the Marianas Islands. He also spent fourteen months serving in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pocahontas.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Eileen, granddaughter Melissa Ann Alston, brothers Don Singley and Everett Singley, sisters Jimmie McGhee, Pauline McKinney, Nadine Sago and Tommie Tipton.

He is survived by 3 daughters; Brenda (B.D.) Tiner of San Antonio, Texas, Carla Hurt of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Marcia (Roger) Wray of Mt. Dora, Florida. Grandchildren Lauren Tiner, Colby Tiner, Michael Alston, Jessie Hurt and Barak Wray; sister Evelyn Fender of Paragould, brother Harold Singley of Pocahontas and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 with funeral service immediately following at 11 a.m. with Jerol Swaim and Eric Moffitt officiating. Burial will be in Masonic cemetery.

Lasting memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Pocahontas Building fund, 511 W. Church, Pocahontas, AR 72455 or the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1148 E. Matthews, Jonesboro, AR 72401

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