Obituaries

L.D. Anderson

Imboden – L.D. Anderson, 80, passed away September 28, 2009 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born May 29, 1929 in Opposition, AR to the late Addison Anderson and Lorene Bragg.

He is preceded in death by first wife, Rochelle (Lee) Anderson. Mother and Father and two brothers, Lauren and Larry Bragg.

He is survived by wife, Karen Anderson of the home. Five daughters; Sheree (John) Hamm of Imboden, Sheila Ford of Pocahontas, Sonja (Buddy) Smith of Cherokee Village, Brenda (Mike) Burriss of Cedar Hill, TX, and Robyn (Phillip) Farrell of Texas. Son, David (Kelly) Kershaw of Denton, TX. Two grandsons; Justin Hamm and Brandon Ford. In additional too, 6 granddaughters, and 2 grandsons and 2 great grandsons. Sister, Glenda (Bob) Verkler of Ridgedale, MO. Mother-in-law, Ruba (Poncy) of Mt. Home, AR.

He was a WWII and Korea Veteran. He was a former Ravenden City Council, president and school board member of Sloan Hendrix and a member of the Lawrence County Hospital board. He also was a former Sears Century Club Member. Also, was a life time Ravenden Church of Christ member and treasurer of the Church. He was the founding member of Ravenden Fire Department And he also was the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Lawrence County.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. All who knew him will miss him.

Service will be held Thursday, October 01, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Randolph Memorial Gardens with A.G. Stracener officiating.

Visitation will be held before the service on Thursday from 1-2.

Pallbearers included: Justin Hamm, Brandon Ford, David Kershaw, David Morgan, John Hamm, and Buddy Smith.

Honorary Pallbearers: Lawrence Bragg, Don Ford, Jim and Jerry Wells, Larry Gibbons, Randy Leonard, Jack Dail, Weston Meeks, Bob Verkler, and Wendell Morris.

Angel Breann Benson

Angel Breann Benson, 2 ½, of Imboden, Arkansas went to be with the Lord September 27, 2009 at 2:45 p.m. in Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas, Arkansas. She was born March 01, 2007 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Amanda and Brandon Benson. She is survived by her parents of Imboden, Arkansas. Sister, Brandi, brother, Dakota of Imboden, Arkansas. Grandparents Roy and Debra Hilderbrand of Gatewood, MO. Kenneth and Thelma Benson of Imboden, Arkansas. Uncles, Roy Hilderbrand, Jr. Of Thayer, MO. Robert Hilderbrand of Gatewood, MO. Aunt Shannon and Tom Bailey of Imboden, Arkansas. Great grandparents, Jean Lauderdale and the late Bill Lauderdale of Herrin, IL. Ada and the late Walter Benson of Imboden, AR. And many great aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends. Service will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God in Imboden. Burial will follow to Hope Cemetery with Michael Bradley officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday before the service also at the Church from 12-2:00.McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.Amanda and Brandon wishes to thank everyone and the emergency personal who helped them in there time of need.

Leslie Wade Tyler

Leslie Wade Tyler, 88, of Pocahontas, AR. Died September 27, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas.

Born July 25, 1921 in Water Valley, AR. He was the son of Luther Edward and Nellie Henderson Tyler. He was an insurance and real estate broker and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Pocahontas where he was a Sunday school teacher and served as Deacon for 22 years. He was a member of the Gideon’s, and he was a veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Woodrow, Lawson and Clyde Tyler. One sister, Iretha Tyler Pichney.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Leola Brewer Tyler of Pocahontas. Son, Les Tyler of Jacksonville, AR. Two daughters; Pasha (Buck) Carter of Pocahontas, and Brenda Eoste of Arlington, TN. Six grandchildren; Tina Tyler of Chambersburg, PA. Brett Tyler of Jacksonville, AR. Daniel Suenkel of Sharpsburg, MD. Tracy (Wayne) Reece of Brookland, AR. Beth (Eddie) Carson of Arlington, TN. Frank Lee Eoste II of Bartlett, TN. 7 great grandchildren, Tyler and Taylor Suenkel, Jon and Mackenzie Reece, and Gabriel, Carys and Lena Carson. Brother, Luther Bea Tyler, and many other friends and relatives including “great grandfriends”, Tiffany and Jasmine.

Service will be held Friday, October 2, 2009 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Terry Miller officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8.

Jerome Scott Ratliff

Scott Ratliff, 57, of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away at his home Saturday, September 26, 2009. He was a graduate of Pocahontas High School, The University of Arkansas and attended the University of South Florida. He was an environmental Chemist.

His survivors include 2 children, a daughter Summer of Minneapolis, MN. And a son, Jeromey of Joliet, IL. His Mother and Step-father, Virginia and Bert Stevens of Pocahontas. Two sisters, Sarah Ann Marquis of Jonesboro and Annetta Young of Bella Vista, AR. One nephew and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Duane Ratliff.

There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Marcia Netabelle Tuttle

Pocahontas – Marcia Netabelle Tuttle, 97, passed away September 24, 2009 at Randolph Home.

She was born August 25, 1912 in Pocahontas to the late William and Birdie (Bowers) Million.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, William Barnes, husband James Tuttle, and two step daughters; Bertha Pacheco and Frankye Rogers.

She is survived by step sons, James and Howard Tuttle, both of Kansas. Several step grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Cousin, Michelle (Chuck) Kercheval of Pocahontas. And many other cousins and friends.

She was a member of Eastern Star and of First Baptist Church.

Service will be held Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Masonic Cemetery with Don Strait officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7.

Esther Marie Lewis

My mom, Esther Lewis, went home to be with her Lord and Savior September 23, 2009, surrounded by her daughter and close friends while at Camelot Nursing Rehab Center in Farmington. Missouri.

Mom was born at Pratt, Missouri, February 10, 1917, to C.C. “Cort” and Geneva Ethel “Jennie” (Knowlton) McCauley. She married Wendell D. “Bill” Lewis February 12, 1946, who preceded her in death July 17, 1977. She was preceded in death by her parents, a stillborn brother, and a twin brother Lester Lee McCauley.

Survivors include a daughter, Jenny Thurman-Yanez, nieces Anna Lea Denton, Pat Guymon, Jane Moffett, Dolly Peak, nephews Wendell and Wellington Mock, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, September 25th from 5-8 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 26th at 11:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Officiating will be Junior Vester, Mom’s cousin, and Bernie Crum, pastor at Flat River Church of Christ where Mom worshiped.
Burial will follow to Ingram Cemetery.

Vesta Fisher

Decatur, Ga- Vesta Fisher (formally of Pocahontas), 83, passed away September 21,2009. She was the daughter of the late Jay and Lillian (Waldron) Hurn.

She is survived by 2 sons Tom (Debra & Bismark) Fisher of Tucker, Ga and John (Tess) Fisher Jr of Sydney, Australia. 3 grandchildren Charles, John-William and Kathaleen Fisher all of Sydney Australia and 1 sister, Mary (Rashid) Uddin of Pocahontas,Ark.

Visitation will be Monday from 5:00-7:00 Service will be Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral home. Burial will follow at the Spikes Cemetery with Ronnie Rose officiating.

Michael E. Sackman

Pocahontas- Michael E. Sackman, 49, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2009 at St. Bernards. He was preceded by 2 grandsons, Jax and Nickolas Sackman.

He is survived by wife, Gale Sackman of the home. Son Nicholas (Courteny ) Sackman of Pocahontas. Daughter, Elizabeth (Ben) Simmons of Kileen, TX. Parents, Robert and Jean Sackman of Pocahontas. 3 sisters; Sharon (Randy) Spencer of Booneville, AR. Jackie (Ricky) Bangs of Charleston, AR. Anita Wertz of Humbel, TX. 2 brothers, Timothy Sackman of Yakima, WA. Bobby (Pam) Sackman of Charleston, AR. Granddaughter, Gabby Sackman. And Many nephews, nieces and cousins. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, snowmobiling and his dog, Fred. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Human Society.

Memorial service will be Thursday from 5-8 at his home; 110 Teresa Lane Pocahontas, Arkansas.

Ruby Maureen Lawrence

Maumelle – Ruby Maureen Lawrence, 90, formally of Imboden, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2009 in Maumelle, AR.

She was preceded by her parents, William and Elsie (Dent) Dickson. 3 sisters; Lennie Fortson, Lila Bell Snow and Wilma Trenholm. 1 son, Steve Lawrence, and 1 granddaughter Julie Lawrence.

She is survived by 1 son, Pete (Barbara) Lawrence of Maumelle. 1 daughter, Peggy (Ferne) Roberts, of Antioch, CA. 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. 1 brother, Charles Dickson of Imboden, 3 sisters; Velma Gore of St. Louis, MO. Gladys Malone of Anneville, AR. and Melba Cooper of Southhaven, MS.

Service was Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 2:00 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Jerry Clements officiating. Burial followed at the Dent Cemetery. Visitation was from 1:00 until service time.

McNabb Funeral Home is in Charge of making arrangements.

Pallbearers included: Joe Cooper, Rick Snow, Stan Rogers, Mark Trenholm, Sony Dickson, and CD Dickson.

Lois Nevada Brown

Rochelle, IL – Lois Nevada Brown, passed away September 16, 2009 at Pine Crest Manor.

Born June 10, 1928 in Pocahontas to the late Soula and Flora (Barnett) McNabb.

She is preceded in death by husband, Johnnie Brown. Two grandchildren; Adam Brown and Jamie Herrmann.

She is survived by daughter, Phyllis (Duane) Herrmann of Oregon, IL. Two sons; Danny Brown of Pocahontas. David (Kathy) Brown of Rochelle, IL. Eight grandchildren and Three great grandchildren. Sisters; Louise Davis and Lucille Sago both of Pocahontas. Brother, Mahlon (Betty) McNabb of Potosi, MO. And special friend, Joan Hayes of Kings, IL.

Service will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Chesser Cemetery with William Richmond officiating.

Visitation will be held Monday from 5-7.

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