Obituaries

Veda Lucille Wisdom

Pocahontas – Veda Lucille Wisdom, 73, passed away October 29, 2009 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born February 14, 1936 in Wabash, Indiana to the late Bert and Anna (Fritz) McDonald.

She is preceded in death husband, Marshal Wisdom and 1 child.

She is survived by 7 children, several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 03, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Leggett Cemetery located in Maynard with Paul Davidson officiating.

Visitation will be Monday night from 5-7 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Judy Cates

Pocahontas – Judy Cates, 64, passed away October 29, 2009 at her residence.

Born July 25, 1945 in Blytheville, AR. To the late Harrison and Mryna (Sides) Wells.

She is survived by husband, Bill Cates, of the home. 4 daughters; Rebekah Ring of Dalton, Lisa Kirby of Dalton, Wendy Adams of Pocahontas, and LeeAnn Cates of Pocahontas. Son, Bobby Cates of Pocahontas. Eight grandson’s, seven granddaughter’s, three great grandson’s, three great granddaughter’s, all of Randolph County area. Brothers, Jimmy Wells and Mickey Wells both of Blytheville, AR. Sisters, Linda Handley of Dalton, AR. And Karen Meadows of Osceola, AR.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Hospital.

Graveside service will be held Saturday October 31, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in McIlroy Cemetery with Billy Hallman officiating.

Jerry Lee Ramsey

Biggers – Jerry Lee Ramsey, 65, passed away October 26, 2009 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born September 2, 1944 in Pocahontas to the late Lehman and Gracie Ramsey.

He is preceded in death by 5 brothers and 1 sister.

He is survived by wife, Charlotte Ramsey of the home. Son, David Ramsey of Pocahontas. Daughters, Terry Brown and Shelly Hatifield both of Pocahontas. 5 grandchildren. Brother, Earl Ramsey of Biggers. 3 sisters; Joyce Thielemier of Pocahontas, Betty Brown of Biggers, Billie Jo Tidwell of Newport.

Services will be held Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Hite Cemetery with Jeral Dean officiating.

Visitation will also be held Thursday from 12-2:00 p.m.

Kathleen Richardson

Sparta, Tn – Kathleen (Thoma) Richardson, 85, of Sparta, Tn, a former resident of Reyno, Ar, passed away in Cookville, TN on Oct 25, 2009.

She was born September 8, 1924 to the late Bill and Reva Thoma of Reyno. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Richardson. She is Survived by her brother , Charles Thoma of Arkansas City, KS 3 sons; Jon David and Linda of Edmond, Ok , Bill of Oakland, Tn and Kurt & Sylvia of Oakland and one daughter, Kathy & Richard Bryant of Cookville. Kathleen leaves 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Kathleen was an elementary school teacher in Reyno for 31 years.

Visitation will be Monday Oct 26 from 5:00-7:00 PM . Service will be Tuesday Oct 27 at 2:00 PM at McNabb Funeral Home, with Roger Hovis officiating with burial to follow at the Johnston Cemetery in Reyno, Ar.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chris Richardson, Jon Steven Richardson, Neal Bryant and Marcus Bryant.

Duluth (Dude) Billips

Pocahontas – Duluth (Dude) Billips, 95, passed away October 23, 2009 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab.

Born December 5, 1913 in Warm Springs to the late Amos and Sena Billips.

He is preceded in death by 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 grandchild, 1 step son, and 1 step daughter.

He is survived by wife, Fannie (Haynes) Billips of the home. Daughter, Mary Huddleston of Pocahontas. Son, Calvin Billips of Paragould. Step son, Jerry Haynes of Pocahontas. Several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Sister, Vernie Cates of Doniphan, MO.

Services will be held Monday, October 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Masonic Cemetery with Dewayne Smith officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5-8.

Military Honors will be performed by Promberger Traw Post #4556.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Masonic Cemetery Funds.

Auston Cleveland Pasquith, III

Maynard – Auston Cleveland Pasquith, III, passed away October 22, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born June 13, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Auston C. Pasquith Jr. and Bessy (Shaffer) Pasquith.

He is survived by loving spouse, Nancy Pasquith of the home. Son, Auston Cleveland Pasquith, IV (Joani) and grandson, John Killgo and granddaughters, Samantha Ripper and Kandle Pasquith all of Hot Springs. Daughter, Cindy (Paul) Wood, grandsons, Alex and Anthony Stant and granddaughters, Katie Pasquith and Amanda Stant all of Denham Springs, LA. Great grandson Garrett of Denham Springs, LA. Brother, Carl of Ottawa, KS. 3 sisters; Joanne of Picayune, MS. Betty of Ocala, FL and Barbara of Beverly Hills, FL. Two special friends, Tom Maddox and Ray Snodgrass. Also, his loving congregation at Pocahontas First United Methodist Church.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 1st, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Pocahontas First United Methodist Church.

Barbara Rainwater

Maynard – Barbara Rainwater, 61, passed away October 20, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center.Born October 16, 1948 in Green Bay, VA to the late Esther and Isaac Pulley, Jr.She is survived by husband, Ronnie Rainwater of the home.  Daughter, Deanna Jenkins of Virginia.  Grandson, Brandon Jenkins of the home.  3 sisters; Frances Gould of Maynard, Sheri Bartholomen of Jacksonville, Fl and Ginger Yarnall of Virginia.Services will be held Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.  Mrs. Rainwater will be cremated directly after service.   Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7.

Richard Charles Parduhn

Ravenden Springs – Richard Parduhn, 66, passed away October 20, 2009 at VA Hospital in Memphis.

Born July 12, 1943 in Richland, Wisconsin to the late Buford and Gyneth Parduhn.

He is survived by wife, Diane Parduhn of the home. 5 children, 4 step children, 12 grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Ulogy service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2009 at the home of Diane Parduhn; 14850 Hwy 90 west; Ravenden Springs, AR. 72460.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Denise Diane Henry

Reyno – Denise Diane Henry, 52, passed away October 18, 2009.

Born May 21, 1957 to the late James and Faye Croley.

Survived by son, Jefferson Henry of the home. 2 daughters; Jamie Reeder of Mckinney, TX. And Misty Stuble of Grand Junction, CO. 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers; Robert and David Croley both of Grand Junction, CO. Sister, Anita Blagg of Corning.

Mrs. Henry was cremated and there are no scheduled memorial services to be held at this time. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Hattie Bell Botard

Pocahontas – Hattie Bell Botard, 84, passed away October 18, 2009 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born February 27, 1925 in Willow Springs, TX to the late Aaron and Annie Mae Hoot.

She is preceded in death by husband, Allen William Botard. Brothers; Douglas, Cecil, James, and Leonard Hoot. Sisters; Sudie Frye and Molly Wallace.

She is survived by sons; Calvin (Brenda) Botard of Dalton, Melvin (Sandra) Botard of Yukkon, MO, Melburn (Bonita) Botard of Pocahontas, Elton (Cindy) Botard of Thayer, MO. Daughters; Carolyn “Ruth” (Cal) Brace of Rockwall, TX and Sheila (Jason) Nier of Pocahontas. 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Brothers; David Hoot of Oakhurst, TX, Robert Hoot of Houston, TX. Sisters; Florence Canalito of Spring, TX, Addie “Bea” Hopkins of Oakhurst, TX, Mrytle “Sis” Smith of Huntsville, TX and Robbie Meadows of Houston, TX.

Services will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Wells Cemetery in Dalton with Randy Scott and Carl Massey officiating.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-8.

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