Obituaries

Loyd Daniel Godwin

Jonesboro (formally of Biggers) – Loyd Daniel Godwin, 77, passed away September 10, 2009 at St. Benards Hospital.

He was born April 7, 1932 in Brookings to the late William Godwin and Grace (Ramsey) Tidwell.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Dorthy Godwin, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.

He is survived by wife, Betty (Jackson) Godwin of the home. Two daughters; Rhonda (Larry) Hart of Biggers and LaKathryn Godwin of Biggers. Two sons; Douglas Godwin of Pocahontas and Randall (Verna) Godwin of Corning. Step-children; Randy Jackson, Sharon Jackson, and Kim Jackson all of Jonesboro. Eight grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. Three sisters; Betty Jane Brown of Biggers, Billie Jo Tidwell of Newport, and Joyce Thielemier of Pocahontas. Two brothers; Jerry Ramsey and Earl Ramsey both of Biggers.

Service was held Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial followed to Johnston Cemetery with David Edington officiating.

Visitation was held Saturday from 5-8.

Pallbearers included: Travis Godwin, Cory Godwin, Caleb Godwin, Jason Hampton, Brody Morrow, and Jacob Berger.

Honorary Pallbearers: Larry Hart, Colby Hampton, Nathan Morrow, Weslee Brown, Sam Huke, Randy Jackson, James Spider Hart, Ronnie Godwin, Earl Ramsey, and Jerry Ramsey.

Wilma June Artz

SURROUNDED BY HER FAMILY AND HER PASTOR, OUR MOM, WILMA “JUNE” ARTZ, WENT TO BE WITH HER LORD AND SAVIOR, SEPTEMBER 6, 2009, WHILE AT ST. BERNARD’S HOSPITAL IN JONESBORO, ARKANSAS.

MOM WAS BORN IN WARM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, JUNE 12, 1941, TO JUDGE WILLIAM AND LOINE SEBASTIAN. SHE MET AND MARRIED CHARLES FRENZEL IN 1961 IN SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI. THEY HAD TWO DAUGHTERS, CHARLENE (COLVEY) AND TAMMY (TOUCHTON). ON SEPTEMBER 7, 1990, SHE MARRIED THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, RODNEY (PAPPAW). SHE WORKED AT WIECK CUSTOM CASES BEFORE RETIRING IN 2007. SHE WORSHIPED AT GRAVESVILLE CHURCH AND LOVED HER CHURCH FAMILY. SHE ENJOYED WORKING OUTSIDE AND MADE THE BEST HICKORY NUT PIE.

SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, THREE BROTHERS AND FIVE SISTERS.

MOM WAS SURVIVED BY HER DEVOTED HUSBAND, RODNEY, CHERISHED DAUGHTERS, CHARLENE AND HUSBAND JIM, TAMMY AND HUSBAND HENRY, CHRIS AND HUSBAND RANDY, KATHLEEN AND HUSBAND RICK, LORI AND HUSBAND GEORGE AND SONE SON, RODNEY. SISTERS, BETTY RODRIGUEZ, HELEN RODRIGUEZ, EMILY YOUNG, SHRILEY DUNCAN, JANE RODRIGUEZ, PAULETTE JORDAN, BONNIE CURTIS, BROTHERS, PHILLIP SEBASTIAN AND LARRY SEBASTIAN. NUMEROUS GRANDCHILDREN, NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

VISITATION WILL BE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009, FROM 5 PM TO 8 PM AT MCNABB FUNERAL HOME IN POCAHONTAS, ARKANSAS. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT MCNABB FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009, AT 10 AM. MOM WILL BE LAID TO REST AT ANTIOCH CEMETERY. OFFICIATING WILL BE HER PASTOR AND FRIEND, REVEREND CARL MASSEY. PALLBEARERS WILL BE HER GRANDSONS: DANIEL CHRISTOPHER HACKWORTH, MICHAEL AARON HACKWORTH, MARK ALLEN TOUCHTON, WILLIAM HENRY TOUCHTON, JOSH COLVEY AND ANTHONY BROWN. HONORARY PALLBEARERS ARE KEVIN COLVEY AND TYLER BROOKS.

OUR MOM (GRANNY) WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR IN HEARTS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

James Loron Ring

Pocahontas – James Loron Ring, 82, passed away August 31, 2009 at his home.

He was born August 27, 1927 in Eaton, AR to the late Jesse and Elsie (Allen) Ring.

He is preceded in death by 7 brothers; Weldon, Eldon, Owen, Sherman, Jay, Ted, and Hershel Ring.

He is survived by wife, Jean (Rickey) Ring of the home. 4 children; Gail and son-in-law, Ron Bray of Quitman, AR. Randy and daughter-in-law, Janet Ring of Pocahontas. Steve and daughter-in-law, Ann Ring of Pocahontas. And Cheryl and son-in-law, Johnny Harp of Lowell, AR. 9 grandchildren; Christie Bray of Georgetown, KY. Justin Bray of Rosebud, AR. Angie Chandler of Dodson, LA. Blake Ring of Paragould, AR. Brandi Chester of Pocahontas. Heath Ring of Walnut Ridge. Hunter Ring of Pocahontas. Matt Harp of Rogers, AR. And Kassi Harp of Lowell, AR. 11 great grandchildren. 2 sisters; Dorothy Scott of Poplar Bluff, MO and Juanita Smith of Centerton, AR. Brother, Herman Ring of Van Buren, AR

Mr. Ring attended Southern Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. He served in the Air Force. He was the owner of Ring Realty and a retired real estate broker. He was also the deacon at the Sutton Free Will Baptist Church. And he worked on Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Space Program at McDonald Aircraft in St. Louis, MO.

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

Service will be held Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow to Sutton Cemetery with Randy and Ben Scott.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 also at Sutton Free Will Baptist Church.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Wanda Lee Potter

Pocahontas – Wanda Lee Potter, 86, passed away August 25, 2009 at NEA Baptist Medical Hospital.

She was born May 31, 1923 in Pocahontas to the late John and Irene Johnson.

She is preceded in death by husband, Roy D. Potter.

She is survived by son, Roy “Butch” (Charlotte) Potter of Pocahontas. 4 grandchildren; Debbie and Quentin Cato and Rachel and Donald Ruple. Brother, Marvin Johnson of Pocahontas and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Service will be held Friday, August 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Masonic Cemetery with Larry Rogers officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-7.

Orba Selvia Jacobs

Pocahontas – Orba Selvia Jacobs, 95, passed away August 24 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

She was born April 4, 1914 in Dalton to the late James and Lottie Evans.

She is preceded in death by husband, Marvin Jacobs. Sisters; Eva Evans, Mable Graig, Delia Bryant, & Cecil Erhardt. Brothers; James Evans, Clarence Evans, and Hosea Evans.

She is survived by sisters; Ruby Loenard of Corning, Zada (J.M.) Harris of Maynard, Bertha Eddington of Pocahontas, and Janice (Weldon) Ritchy of DeSota, TX.

Memorials may be made to Randolph County Nursing Home.

Service will be held Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Walnut Grove Cemetery with Richard Todd officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-7.

Andrea (Andi) Dawn Karr

Pocahontas – Andrea (Andi) Dawn Karr, 29, passed away August 22, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

She was born June 27, 1980 in Jonesboro.

She is preceded in death by father, Jim Garrett and grandfather, Bill Duncan.

She is survived by mother, Debbie Garrett of the home. 2 children, Garrett Karr and Bayley Sisco of the home. Brother, Michael Garrett of Pocahontas. Maternal grandmother, Ruth Duncan of Pocahontas. 2 nieces, Addison Garrett and Ashlynn Garrett both of Pocahontas. 3 aunts, Melinda (Tommy) Briggs of South Fulton, TN. Katy and Billie Duncan, both of Pocahontas. 3 uncles, Blake (Krystal) Duncan of Pocahontas, Lavern Garrett of Georgia, and Darrell Garrett of Michigan.

Service will be Wednesday August 26, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Randolph Memorial Gardens with Nelson Henderson officiating.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-7.

Julie Ann Richardson

Julie Ann Richardson, 51, of Imboden went to be with the Lord, August 21, 2009 at the Barnes Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.

Survivors include her parents, Jim and Sue Smith of Imboden, her son and his wife, James Brian and Joanne Smith of Imboden, a daughter, Erin Richardson of Imboden. Two grandsons, Dylan and Jake Smith.. 1 brother, Greg Smith of Batesville, AR. 2 sisters; Debbie Boyle of Tampa, FL. And Shelia Keough of Killeen, TX. 4 nieces and 5 nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. held at the First Baptist Church of Imboden. Burial will be at the Hope Cemetery in Imboden with Tommy Medley & Joe Loghry officiating.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 6-8 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include: Zack Smith, Nathan Edwards, Ryan Kemp, Michael Kemp, Donald Boucher, and Johnnie Holder.

Alice Junita Strange

Pocahontas – Alice Junita Strange, 79, passed away August 17, 2009 at her residence.

Born May 07, 1930 in Houston to the late Frank and Nora McGuire.

She is preceded in death by 3 sisters; Bernice Ross, Jess and Ellen McGuire.

She is survived by son, Tommy Strange of Missouri. Nephew, James Ross of Pocahontas. And close friends, Dean and Beth Barr of Pocahontas.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in Clearview Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday from 1-2.

Norma Arlene Childress

Pocahontas – Norma Arlene Childress, 79, passed away August 13, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born November 23, 1929 in Pocahontas, to the late Burl & Francis Gullett.

She is preceded in death by 1 sister and 3 brothers.

She is survived by husband, Leon Childress of the home. 2 sons; Jerry Childress of Fayettville and Terry Childress of Pocahontas. 2 daughters; Gloria Westmorlan of Pocahontas and Robbin Herron of Springfield, MO. 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. 2 sisters; Dorsia Gullett of Pocahontas and Mae Meeks of Pocahontas.

Service will be held Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Masonic Cemetery with Larry Owen & Larry Brinkley officiating.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 5-8.

Ruby Irene Johnson

Maynard – Ruby Irene Johnson, 91, passed away August 13, 2009 at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born, December 19, 1917 in Pitman.

She is preceded in death by both parents.

She is survived by 2 sons; Charles and Loren Johnson, both of Maynard. Daughter, Barbara Dusza of Oxley, MO. 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Brother, Clarence Cline of Reyno, NV.

Service will be held Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Pitman Cemetery.

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

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