Obituaries

Eugene William Young

Pocahontas – Eugene William Young, 67, passed away April 10, 2009 at NEA Baptist Hospital.

He was born August 24, 1941 in Wauzake, WI. To the late Orrin Young and Marion (Ratcliff) Young.

He is preceded in death by one son, Eugene William Young, Jr.

He is survived by wife, Nancy Young of the home. A son, Marshall Young of Lacrosse, WI. Three daughters, Janet Cadena of Bedford, TX, Doreine Young and Becky Guevara both of Lacrosse, WI. 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, one sister, Doris Carlson of West Salem, WI.

Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2009 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Smithville Cemetery with Ken Pennington officiating.

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

Odessa Rogers Peterson

Pocahontas – Odessa Rogers Peterson, 82, a daughter of the late Robert “Buster” and Edith Inness Rogers died Wednesday, April 08, 2009, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Aubrey Peterson of Pocahontas, a daughter and son-in-law, Freeda and Bill Bailey of Pocahontas, a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Cinna Peterson of Cabot, four grandchildren, Lisa DeYoung of Pocahontas, Brian Bailey of Jonesboro, Jennifer Peterson of Jacksonville and Ryan Peterson of New York City, NY, and four great-grandchildren. Her sister, Berniece Stockwell of Pocahontas and many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Visitation is Friday from 5-7 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. The funeral service, by Grant Killion and Mitch Walton, will be Saturday morning at 10 am in the chapel. Burial will follow at Janes Cemetery in Ravenden Springs.

Glenda Mae Stayton

Jonesboro – Glenda Mae Stayton, 56, passed away April 08, 2009, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, TN.

She was born April 27, 1952 in Walnut Ridge, AR, to the late Johnny & Donnie (Cole) Mathis.

She is preceded in death by sister, Peggy Mathis.

She is survived by her husband, Leon Stayton of the home, son, John Stayton of Jonesboro, sisters; Donna Gifford of O’Kean, Sue Baird of Nashville, TN, and Audrey Sturch, Georgia Sisco, Janet Kay Rickey, and Ann Robinson all of Pocahontas.

Services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Lawrence Memorial Park in Walnut Ridge, with Ted Gates officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 Friday also in the Chapel.

Pallbearers are as follows: Tim Hutsell, Ken Bruner, Chuck Couch, Steve Graves, David Penn, and Terry McBroom.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Northeast Arkansans for Animals; PO Box 10075; Jonesboro, AR. 72403. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 262 Danny Thomas Place; Memphis, TN. 38105. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church; 531 W. College Ave; Jonesboro, AR. 72401

Glenda Mae Stayton

Jonesboro – Glenda Mae Stayton, 56, passed away April 08, 2009, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, TN.

She was born April 27, 1952 in Walnut Ridge, AR, to the late Johnny & Donnie (Cole) Mathis.

She is preceded in death by sister, Peggy Mathis.

She is survived by her husband, Leon Stayton of the home, son, John Stayton of Jonesboro, sisters; Donna Gifford of O’Kean, Sue Baird of Nashville, TN, and Audrey Sturch, Georgia Sisco, Janet Kay Rickey, and Ann Robinson all of Pocahontas.

Services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Lawrence Memorial Park in Walnut Ridge, with Ted Gates officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 Friday also in the Chapel.

Pallbearers are as follows: Tim Hutsell, Ken Bruner, Chuck Couch, Steve Graves, David Penn, and Terry McBroom.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Northeast Arkansans for Animals; PO Box 10075; Jonesboro, AR. 72403. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 262 Danny Thomas Place; Memphis, TN. 38105. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church; 531 W. College Ave; Jonesboro, AR. 72401

Bill Durf Prichard

Pocahontas – Bill Durf Prichard, 95, passed away April 6, 2009 at home.

He was born January 30, 1914 in Camargo, OK. To the late George and Edith Prichard.

He is preceded in death by daughter, Freida Kay Radcliff, three brothers, Cleo Prichard of Vici, Oklahoma, Jake Prichard of Garden Grove, California, and Ernest ‘Babe’ Prichard of Sanford, Texas. And two sisters, Georgia Jones of Borger, Texas, and Freda Prichard of Garber, Oklahoma.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Elizabeth (Hinders) Prichard of the home, children, William J. (Debbie) Prichard, Stephen Joseph (Sandy) Prichard, Richard Ray (Lisa) Prichard, James Thomas Prichard, Mary Catherine (Bill) Callahan, Michael Durf Prichard all of Pocahontas. Larry George (Jo) Prichard of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Charles Mark (Rhonda) Prichard of Colleirville, Tennessee, and Bobby Burke (Cindy) of Paragould, Arkansas. Brother, Raymond Prichard of Vici, Oklahoma, son-in-law, Jim Radcliff, 29 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

He worked for the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America for 43 years and Doni Martin Day Care Center for several years. He was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan and bird hunter. In his earlier days in Texas he enjoyed hunting coyotes with greyhounds, along with bird hunting. After he retired and until he was 95 years old he enjoyed cooking for his family especially on Sunday for a family meal. He was also married to his wife for 72 years.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Charitable Trust, Doni Martin Day Care Center, or to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Service will be held at 10:00 on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow to St. Paul’s Cemetery with Father John Marconi officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 Wednesday night in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with a 7:00 p.m. rosary following.

Charles Allen Watson

Pocahontas – Charles Allen Watson, 59, passed away April 5, 2009 at UAMS in Little Rock.

He was born February 25, 1950 in Piggott, AR.

He is preceded in death by father, Doyle (Ken) Watson.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Watson, of the home, two sons, Jeff Watson of Pocahontas and Charlie (Geneva) Ruff of Fayetteville, AR, one sister, Alleyne Essary of Poplar Bluff, and 2 grandchildren, Savanah and Alyssa Ruff. Mother, Reba Crawford of Poplar Bluff.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 11:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 at the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard, AR, with Davis Lewis officiating.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-8 also in the Chapel.

Pallbearers are as follows: Bert Watson, Greg Watson, Chad Watson, Aaron Watson, Mark Essary, and David Essary.

Billy Wilfred Cook

Ravenden – Billy Wilfred Cook, 87, passed away March 30, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born November 30, 1921 in Haynes, OR. To the late William and Maybelle Cook.

He is survived by a daughter, Lynn Cook of the home.

There will be a memorial service held at Jefferson Barracks at a later date. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of handling arrangements.

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.

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