Obituaries

Robbin Craig Neece

Pocahontas – Robbin Craig Neece, 52, passed away Thursday, June 04, 2009 at his home.

He was born January 05, 1957 in Rockford, IL to both surviving parents, Eldridge Leon & Cletis Rosalyn Neece.

He was a member of Sutton Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Robbin Craig “Moose” Neece, is survived by brother, Ricky Cameron Neece, of Kansas City, MO. Sister, Rhonda Carol Stone and husband Victor of Pocahontas two nephews; Andrew & wife, Brittany Stone of Fayetteville and Sean Stone of Pocahontas.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 06, 2009 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Sutton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 05, 2009.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NEA Charitable Foundation (D.A.R.E.) or Lawrence County Children’s Shelter.

Marjorie “Peppers” Hoggard

Beebe – Marjorie “Pepper” Hoggard, 78, passed away Monday, June 01, 2009 at Beebe Retirement Home.

She was born January 28, 1931 in Texas to the late Louis and Lulu McCauley.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hoggard, son, Jimmy Hoggard and daughter, Rhonda Hoggard.

She is survived by her son, Ronnie Joe Hoggard, and two grandsons, Ronnie Joe Jr. & Marshall Lane Hoggard, all of Beebe.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 06, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Pitman Cemetery with Marshall Hoggard officiating.

Esther Catherine Wurtz

An 86 year old resident of Pocahontas died Sunday at Randolph Home. She is Esther Wurtz.

Esther Wurtz is survived by her husband of 63 years Camillus (CJ) Wurtz of the home. Four children, two sons, Sid Wurtz of Little Rock, Ron Wurtz of Pocahontas, two daughters, Camille Myers of Memphis and Juanita Cofer of Chattanooga. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 2 brothers; Vitus Thielemier and Peter Paul Thielemier both of Pocahontas. And one sister, Mary Ann Graddy of Clover Bend.

Visitation for Esther Wurtz will be in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-7 with a Rosary following at 7. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church with Reverend John Marconi presiding. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to St. John’s and St. Paul’s Catholic Youth Ministry.

Clovie Marie Gates

Pocahontas – Clovie Marie (Robinett)Gates, 90, passed away May 31, 2009 at home.

She was born, March 8, 1919 at Oregon County, Missouri, to the late Redmon and Margaret Robinett.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Bennie Gates, 2 brothers; Richard and Charles Robinett, 3 sisters; Nova Crapo, Maxine Slatton, and Anna Lou Ray, and 2 son-in-laws; Larry Webster and Scott White.

She is survived by 7 daughters; Mary White and Lillian Eason, both of Paragould, Anita Lowery, Donna Webster, Gail Dodd, Pam Hausman, and Kim White, all of Pocahontas. 2 sons; Leon Gates of Mountain Home and Shane Gates of Missouri. 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. 2 brothers; Jack Robinett of Jonesboro and James Robinett of Paragould. Sister, Thelma Carlton of Olympia, WA.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm. Thursday, June 04, 2009 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Sharum Cemetery with Ron Berry officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers are as follows: Dennis White, Tim Eason, Logan Hausman, Brian Dodd, Lee Eason, Cody Grant, and Carey Dalton.

Honorary Pallbearers are the grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Michael Evin Haynes

Pocahontas – Michael Evin Haynes, 54, passed away May 28, 2009 at home.

He was born April 25, 1955 in Imboden to the late Herschel and Geraldine Haynes.

He is survived by a son, Scott Gunter of Jonesboro, daughter, Mica Haynes of Crestview, FL. 3 grandchildren, 6 brothers; Kenny Haynes of Pocahontas, Jerry Haynes of Foley, AL., Danny Haynes of Mammouth Springs, MO., Randy Haynes of Florida, Jody Haynes of Ohio, and Bruce Haynes of Missouri. Many other relatives and friends.

There will be a private service only for family. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Elwood Smith

Pocahontas – Elwood Smith, 94, passed away May 26, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

He was born November 23, 1914 in Reed, AR. To the late Clarence and Blanche Smith.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Vallie Marie Smith, a daughter, Kathy Snodgrass, granddaughter, Vicki Snodgrass, brother, Clarence Smith, sister, Ercell Smith and infant sister.

He is survived by 2 daughters; Buddy (Dennis) Cooper of Pocahontas and Carolyn (Stephen) Osofsky of Washington, D.C. 2 nephews; Bobby and Vic Martin both of Pocahontas. 5 grandchildren; Kirsten (George) Beronio and great grandsons, Griffin and Luke all of Washington, D.C. Devin (Sharon) Snodgrass, Chase Cooper and great grandchildren, Alison and Devin, Courtney (Jason) Walker, and great grandchildren, Jacob and Izzy, Callie (Gene) Johnson, and great grandchildren, Stayley and Tessa, all of Pocahontas. 2 sisters; Vivian Portell of Leawood, KS. And Hazel Rideout of Searcy, AR. 7 brothers; Buel Smith of Searcy, John Ray Smith of Gordells, MI., Claxton Smith and Warren Smith both of Pocahontas, Rupert Smith of Glennie, MI., Mason Smith of Pangburn, AR., and Don Smith of Clawson, MI.

Services will be held Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Westridge Church of Christ. Burial will follow to Randolph Memorial Gardens with Larry Owen and Curt Sparks officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BRTC Elwood Smith Auto Mechanic Scholarship.

Austin Andrew Stovall

Imboden – Austin Andrew Stovall, 97, passed away May 25, 2009.

Born April 30, 1912 in Evening Shade, AR. To the late Andrew and Nancy Stovall.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Edith Kell Stovall, 2 brothers; Floyd and William Stovall. 3 sisters; Ella and Cena Rogers and Edna Laman.

He is survived by son, Austin Stovall, JR of Memphis, 2 daughters; Martha Johnson of Imboden and Nancy Stovall of Memphis. 4 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 5 brothers.

Service will be held Friday, May 29, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Imboden Church of Christ. Burial will follow to Hope Cemetery with Ted Kell officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday night from 5-8 p.m. Imboden Church of Christ.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Laura Ellen Hansen

She is the Daughter of the late Artie and Gertrude Landers. She was preceded by her first husband Mack Dalton.
She is survived by 3 children Carol Dalton of Greeley,Colorado, Robert Dalton of Wrightwood California and John Dalton of Dalton,Arkansas 3 step children Dale Schmidt of Schulenburg,Texas Dave Leech of Tomales Bay ,California and Jeff Leech of Grapeview, Washington brother Robert Landers of Scotts Valley , California, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchidren.Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 . Service will be Saturday May 23rd at 10:00 AM at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Fred Hunter officiating Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas.

Eula Viola Hannaford

Eula Viola Hannaford, 79, passed away May 16, 2009.

Born December 16, 1929 to the late George & Della Peterson.

She is survived by her husband, John G. Hannaford of the home. Four children; Louis, Donald, and Michael Hannaford all of Pocahontas, and Keith Hannaford of Marissa, IL. 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. 2 brothers, George and Aubrey Peterson, both of Pocahontas. 2 sisters, Reola Langer of Jordan, MN. And Lucille Stevens of Deming, NM.

Service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Hite Cemetery with Carl Massey officiating.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5-7, also in the Chapel.

J.B. Williams

Pocahontas – J.B. Williams, 64, passed away May 15 at Five Rivers Medical Center. He was born September 3 1944 in Pocahontas Ar. To John & Elizabeth Williams.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn Williams (Johnson) of the home .
Three son Jeremy ( Julia )Williams of Belair Maryland , Blake ( Mary) Williams of Paragould Ar. Chad ( Julie ) Williams of Pocahontas Ar. Eight Grand children Two Brothers Doris Williams of Pocahontas Dewey Williams of Searcy Ar. One Sister Diane Hackworth of Pocahontas Ar.

Service will be held at10.00 on Monday May 18, 2009 at the Chapel of Mcnabb Funeral Home with Gerald & John Fears officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 Sunday May 17, 2009 at the Chapel of Mcnabb Funeral Home. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Rick Martin, John Seagraves, Marvin Oaks, Ely Henson, John Dalton, Randy Getson, Lesley McPherson, & Bill Harper.

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