Obituaries

Maisey Brooke Burgess

Pocahontas – Maisey Brooke Burgess, 2 months old, passed away March 28, 2009.

She was born January 28, 2009

She is survived by both parents, Jermey and Gail Burgess of the home. Paternal grandparents, Ronnie & Teresa Burgess of Pocahontas, Maternal grandparents, John & Terri Collier of Pocahontas, Paternal great grandmothers, Alta Crawford and Geraldine Burgess of Pocahontas, maternal great grandmother, Charlene Collier of Maynard, and maternal great grandparents Terry & Mary Frakes.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Randolph Memorial Gardens with Nelson Henderson officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 Wednesday night also in the Chapel.

Albert Cleo Bailey

Walnut Ridge – Albert Cleo Bailey, 83, passed away March 26, 2009 at Walnut Ridge Nursing Home.

He was born December 21, 1925 to the late Albert Donald Bailey and Beulah Mae Nixon.

He is preceded in death by daughter, Sharon Kay Bailey, daughter Patricia Jo Foushee & infant granddaughter. Sister, Sybil King, brother, Manley Bailey & infant brother.

Survivors include wife, Wanda Bailey of the home, son, Randy Cleo Bailey & (Sherry) of Walnut Ridge, grandchildren; Keith (Anissa) Foushee of Newark, Jessica Bailey & Marissa Bailey of Walnut Ridge. Great grandchildren; Chris & Kyle Foushee of Newark. Sister, Mildred Dail of Ravenden, brother, Al Dean Hogan of Pocahontas.

Before moving to Walnut Ridge three years ago, they lived at Ravenden for over 40 years. Cleo & Wanda celebrated their 63 wedding Anniversary on March 6, 2009.

Services will be held tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Janes Cemetery with Brother Randy Bailey, Brother Derek Collins, and Brother John Stell.

Visitation will be held from 11-2 Saturday also in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Marion Taylor Townsend

Marion Taylor Townsend, 72, of Pocahontas died at his home on Sunday, March 22.

He is preceded in death by his father, Daily Townsend; his mother Ada Townsend; two brothers, Robert and Roy Townsend.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Townsend; one son, Tate (Sharon) Townsend of Maynard, AR; six daughters, Kathy (Greg) Johnson of Pocahontas, AR, Debby (Wendell) Garvin of Gatewood, MO, Jackie (Marty) Smith of Higden, AR, Vicki (Ken) Barbee of Doniphan, MO, Sheila (Scott) Burris of Pocahontas, AR, Sarah (Adam) Couch of Poplar Bluff, MO; two brothers, George Townsend of Holliday, TN, Coy Townsend of Jonesboro, AR; three sisters, Pansy Driskill of Pocahontas, AR, Oma Lee of Oklahoma, and Moreda Pelcher of Little Rock, AR; 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Many other friends and relatives also survive.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with James Jarrett and Scott Wedding officiating. Burial will follow to Spikes Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday also in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Thomas Eugene Roberts

Maynard-Thomas Eugene Roberts, 71, Passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

He was born December 26, 1937 in Maynard, to the late Earl and Ruby (Cherry) Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby, two sons, Mike and wife Elaine Roberts of Maynard, and Steve and wife Tina Roberts of Pocahontas, six grandchildren, Hannah and Breana Roberts of Maynard, Ethan and Ashlyn Roberts of Piggott, and Katie and Hunter Jarrett of Pocahontas, three sisters, Ruth Weisenbach of Maynard, Phyllis Haley of Waynesboro, TN. and Mary Johnson of Maynard.

He was preceded in death by a infant son, Thomas Bruce Roberts.

Visitation will be Friday night 5 to 8, in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10, in the chapel, with Bill Goode and David Richey officiating, burial will follow in Jarrett Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers, Lonnie Williams, Mack Early, Benny Jarrett, Charles Jarrett, Victor Rapert and Max McCann.

Bernice Evelyn Ross

Pocahontas – Bernice Evelyn Ross, 90, passed away March 10, 2009.

Born August 12, 1918 in Houston, MO, to the late Frank and Nora McGuire.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Perline Ross.

She is survived by son, James Ross of Pocahontas, 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. One sister, Alice Strange of Pocahontas.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2009 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Masonic Cemetery with Melvin Shelton officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 tomorrow night also in the Chapel.

Qulah Louise Bennett

Pocahontas – Qulah Louise Bennett, 81, passed away March 10, 2009 at St. Benards Medical Center.

She was preceded by her parents Ed and Icie Reed 2 Brothers and 1 sister.

She is survived by her husband J.D. Bennett of the home, daughter Sandra (Mike) Brown of Pickens, Ar 1 son Allen (Marcita) Bennett of Pocahontas. 5 grandchildren Ashley Bennett Roberts of Conway Tiffany Bennett Moore of Pocahontas Matthew Bennett Brown of Little Rock ,Justin Allen Bennett and Lezlee Ruth Bennett both of Pocahontas and 1 brother Don Reed of Pocahontas, Ar

Service 10:00 AM Friday Visitation. Thursday from 5-8 with Nelson Henderson officiating Burial to follow at Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers Dave Williams, James Ray Chester, Chad Chester, Doug Thielemier, Dennis Reed, Mark Reed , Roland Reed, and Nagle Britt.

Roy Andrew Fair

Pocahontas – Roy Andrew (Andy) Fair went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2009 at the age of 88. Andy was born on November21, 1920 in Herd, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents: Charles and Ethel Lacey Fair; Brothers, Ray, Dick Leo, Evertt & Kenneth Fair; Sisters: Lilly Plum and Helen Gosselin. Children, Judith Marilyn Fair Fought and Monica Rose Fair and Great Grandchild, Syndney Paige Lindner.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years and 7 months, Lucille Marie Steimel Fair, of the home, Children: Tim & (Chong (Peggy) Fair of Tracy, California, Matt & (Sue) Fair of Maumelle, AR, Pat & (Dottie) Fair of Cabot, AR, Mary Anne and (Joe) Carroll of Maynard, AR, Sara & (Bob) Pribula of Ackworth, GA, Mike & (Kay) Fair of Benton, AR, Jane & Francis) Tyler of Las Cruses, NM, Kathy & (Jim) Keeney of Paducah, KY, and son-in-law Charles Faught of Rector, AR. He is survived by 23 grandchildren & 40 great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Also, one sister, Loretta & (Bob) Hendricks of Coos Bay, OR, Sister-in-law’s, Shirley Fair of Republic, MO, Helen Fair of Lodi, CA, Margaret & Bernard Baltz, Viola & Charles Jansen & Frances Steimel of Pocahontas, and a brother-in-law Edward Steimel of Baton Rouge, LA.

He was an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and a memeber of the Knight’s of Columbus. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars & a past member of the Honor Guard. He was also a member of the Meeks Johnston American Legion Post. He was a lifetime member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #155, and a former Boy Scout Leader for Troop 244. He proudly served his Country in WWII as a B-26 Crew Chief in 11 missions over Eastern Europe.

He was an avid fisherman teaching his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren how to fish and catch crawdads.

Service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow to St. Paul’s Cemetery with Father John Marconi officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 with 7:00 p.m. rosary in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Military Honors will be done by Promberger Trau Post 4556.

Patsy Hill

Walnut Ridge – Patsy Hill, 64, passed away March 7, 2009.

Born March 21, 1944 in Houston, TX to the late Ryan and Annie Bell McKenzie.

She is survived by husband, Rayburn Hill of Maynard, son and his wife, Tony and Becky Dawson, grandchild, Hank Dawson, all of Michigan. 2 brothers; Thatt McKenzie of Maynard and Perry McKenzie of Reyno. Sister, Faye Linck of Pocahontas.

Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in Gravesville Cemetery with Arvil Tribble officiating.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangments.

Cleta Ann (Sue) Stockwell

Pocahontas- Cleta Ann (Sue) Stockwell 77 passed away Saturday . She was preceded by her husband Jerald Stockwell, parents Bill and Beulah Barnes 1 son Billy Ray Johnson 1 brother Billy Jack Barnes

She is survived by 1 daughter Sharon Thielemier 3 sons Tommy ,Butch and Ronnie Stockwell 9 grandchildren 4 great-grandchildren 2 sisters Shirley Griffin and Betty Jane Ward. 2 brothers Carroll(Bunk) Barnes and Douglas(Windy) Barnes all of Pocahontas.

Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 Service will be Tuesday at 2:00 with Nelson Henderson officiating Under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Cemetery.

Alma C Smith

Pocahontas- Alma (Rice) Smith 93 passed away Friday March 6, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center.
She was born June 14, 1915 at Elm Store. She was preceded by her husband Jake Smith 1 son Gerald Ray Smith 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

She is survived by 2 sons Jim Smith of Imboden Waymon Smith of Fairfield,Ca 4 daughters Joyce Simon of Giddings ,Tx Lou Hills of Ravenden Brenda Johnston and Pat Smith of Pocahontas 1 sister Wanda Bush 16 grandchildren 32 great-grandchildren 13great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 Service will be Monday at 2 with Ron Berry and Butler Smith officiating Under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home . Burial will follow at the Bellah Cemetery.

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