Obituaries

Gary Clements

Kent, WI – Gary Clements passed away January 30, 2009 at home.

Service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday February 10, 2009 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Friendship Cemetery.

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

Roy James Ratliff

Pocahontas – Roy James Ratliff, 99, passed away January 30, 2009 at Randolph Home.

Born January 06, 1910 to the late James and Dora Ratliff.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Inis Ratliff, son, Gary Ratliff, daughter, Eva Sue Vancil, granddaughter, Belinda Vancil, great grandson, Brandon Henderson, four brothers and 3 sisters.

He is survived by son, Leroy Ratliff, four daughters; Pauline Cooper, Marlene Brickeen, Sharon Ballard, Libby Dunavant. 17 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren.

Service will be held February 9th at 11 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Randolph Memorial Gardens with Mike Ballard officiating.

Visitation will be held February 8th from 5-8 also in the Chapel

Wesley Kermit Spencer

Pocahontas – Wesley Kermit Spencer, 81, passed away January 27, 2009 at Randolph Home.

Born November 24, 1927 in Maynard to the late Henry and Etta Spencer.

He is survived by brother, Carl Frier of Pocahontas and 3 sisters; Willie Meeks of Corning, Wilma Murrell of Pocahontas, and Erlean Meza of Jonesboro.

Service was held Thursday, January 29, 2009 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial followed to Maynard Cemetery with Ron Berry officiating.

Visitation was held Wednesday from 5-7.

Pallbearers included: Aaron Milligan, Randy Getson, Charlie Owens, Randy Frier, David Giffrith, and Lloyd Gooch.

Darrell Eugene Brown

Pocahontas – Darrell Eugene Brown, 66, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab.

He is preceded in death by Zaniel Brown Jr, Phyllis Olscher, Larry and Paula Brown.

He was born October 1, 1942 in Ingram, AR to the late Zaniel and Maudie (Seagraves) Brown.

He is survived by Bob Brown of St. Charles, MO, Gary, Clayton, Donnie, Rick, Sue and Mary Myers all of Pocahontas and Pat Cordell of Tuckerman. Several nieces and nephews.

Service will be held at 10 am Thursday, January 29, 2009 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Chesser Cemetery.

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

Robert Lee Conner

Pocahontas – Robert Lee Conner, 83, passed away January 24, 2009.

Born April 18, 1925 to the late Rev. William and Viola Conner.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ida Conner. Daughter, Sandra Lee Conner and 3 brothers; Eddie, Jay and Paul Conner.

He is survived by 3 sons; Kenneth and wife Donna Conner, Tom Conner, and Max and wife Lisa Conner. 3 sisters; Ruth Lincoln, Sue Conner, and Louise Welliver. One brother, John Conner and 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Norma Lorraine Toye

Pocahontas – Norma Lorraine Toye, 76, passed away January 22, 2009 at St. Benards..

She was born December 14, 1932 in Bernie, MO to the late Charles and Sarah Hufford.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James V. Toye.

She is survived by two daughters; Carol Lee of Kentucky and Tiffany Kanayama of Hawaii. Five sons; Wayne Toye of SC, Jason Toye of Michigan, and Randall, Shannon, and Rick Toye all of Arkansas. Three sisters; Ruby Inman of Michigan, Bertha Riddle of Indiana, and Verna Hewitt of Arkansas and 22 grandchildren.

Service will be held Monday at 10 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Maynard Cemetery with Roger Lee.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5-7 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Christopher Alan Burrow

Pocahontas, Christopher Alan Burrow, 41, of Lindenwold, N.J. died Thursday, January 22, 2009 at his home.

He was born July 23, 1967 in San Diego, CA.

He is survived by his father, Clark Burrow of Oak Ridge, MO; two sons, Josh Andrew Brooks of Oliver Springs, TN, and Jamison Richard Burrow of Carneys Piont, NJ; one daughter, Jenna Paige Burrow of Carneys Point, NJ; one sister, Julie (John) Reilman of Trenton, IL; one brother, Aaron (Jodee) Burrow of Smithton, IL; one grandfather, Kern Burrow of Pocahontas, AR; one grandmother, Louise Tanksley of Mineola, TX.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Lucreta (Polly) Burrow; grandfather, Richard Tanksley and grandmother Mary Burrow.

Service will be held at 11 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Masonic Cemetery with Carl Hoffman officiating.

Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:00 Wednesday also in the Chapel.

Colt Donald Peterson

Cherokee Village – Colt Donald Peterson, 21, passed away January 21, 2009, at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

He was born October 4, 1987 in Nassau Bay, TX.

He is survived by his father, Ron Peterson and mother, Sharon (Combs) Peterson, of the home.
One sister, Heather Holmquist of Cherokee Village, one sister, Lauren Peterson, of Lucedale, MS, one brother Aaron Riviere of Cherokee Village. Maternal grandparents, Donald and Shirley Combs of Cherokee Village and paternal grandparents, Ginger Coldiron of Alvin, TX and Cecil Ryan of Spring, TX.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Service will be held Saturday at 2 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Randolph Memorial Gardens with David Dyer officiating.

Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 also in the Chapel.

Chris Hubert Wren

Pocahontas – Chris Hubert Wren, 84, passed away Monday, January 19, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

He was born February 9, 1924 in Randolph County to the late Dan and Cathrine Wren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary June Wren, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

He is survived by 2 sons, Rodney Wren of Festus, MO, and Jeff Wren of Pocahontas, AR. 1 daughter, Julia Alsalman of St. Augustine, FL, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 2 brothers Bob and Martin Wren both of Pocahontas. 1 sister, Norma Schaechtel also of Pocahontas and a very special friend, Nina Hausman of Pocahontas.

Service will be held at 10:30 Friday, January 23, 2009, at St. Johns Catholic Church. Burial will follow to St. Johns Cemetery with Paul Worm officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Rosary service will be held at 7 following visitation. Military honors will be done by Promberger Traw Post 4556.

Sharleen Rae Creech

Pocahontas – Sharleen Rae Creech, 70, passed away January 14, 2009 at St. Benards Medical Center.

She was born May 28, 1938 in Gillette, WY. To the late Raymond and Irma Christy .

She is survived by ber husband Col. Jim Creech of the home,son Jimmie Creech of Gulf Breeze, FL and daughter, Christy Creech of Raleigh, NC. Grandson, Andy Creech of Gulf Breeze, FL and granddaughter, Haley Creech also of Gulf Breeze, FL. Twin sister, Sharon Pitts of Pocahontas, Twin brothers, Gary and Gale Christy of Denver, CO.

She graduated from Northern Colorado University located in Greeley, CO. With a Bachelor’s in education. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Pocahontas where she was a former choir director. She was a board member for Imperial Dinner Theater; Past president and current member of PEO; Sigma Kappa Sorority. Sharleen enjoyed several bridge clubs. She loved all music, especially playing the piano and singing.

Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of Randolph County or the Randolph County Public Library.

Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow to Creech Farms Family Cemetery with Fred Hunter officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5-7 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

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