Obituaries

Alma C Smith

Pocahontas- Alma (Rice) Smith 93 passed away Friday March 6, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center.
She was born June 14, 1915 at Elm Store. She was preceded by her husband Jake Smith 1 son Gerald Ray Smith 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

She is survived by 2 sons Jim Smith of Imboden Waymon Smith of Fairfield,Ca 4 daughters Joyce Simon of Giddings ,Tx Lou Hills of Ravenden Brenda Johnston and Pat Smith of Pocahontas 1 sister Wanda Bush 16 grandchildren 32 great-grandchildren 13great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 Service will be Monday at 2 with Ron Berry and Butler Smith officiating Under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home . Burial will follow at the Bellah Cemetery.

Kenneth Edward McCandless

Pocahontas – Kenneth E. McCandless, 41, passed away March 5, 2009.

Born March 22, 1967.

He is preceded in death by mother, Mary Frances Bickford.

He is survived by wife, Pattie McCandless; son, Dillion Wilkerson, daughter, Stephanie Searcy. 2 grandchildren; Siera and Blake Searcy. 1 brother, John McCandless, 2 sisters; Jima Junkersfeld, Angela Thielmier,. Father, Danny McCandless and step father Jack Bickford. All of Pocahontas. 1 sister, Alina Simpson of Mammoth Springs.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 7, 2009 ,10:00 AM in Charter Oak Cemetery with Ron Elston officiating.

Funeral arrangements by McNabb Funeral Home.

Kathleen Jeanette Turner

Batesville – Kathleen Jeanette Turner, 84, passed away March 3, 2009 at Rolling Hills Nursing Home.

She was born July 12, 1924 in Leachville, AR to the late Ezra and Maggie (East) Butler.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Junior Turner.

She is survived by 2 sons; James Turner of Bono, and Terry Adkerson of Batesville. 2 daughters, Beverly Smith and Linda Seals both of Pocahontas. 1 brother, J.T. Butler of Paragould, 2 sisters; Christine Grant of Jonesboro and Margaret England of Batesville. Also, several grandchildren.

Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 Thursday, March 5, 2009, in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Terry Miller officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 12:30-1:30 at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Freda Mae Ramsey

Pocahontas- Freda Mae Ramsey, 88, passed away Saturday, at Five Rivers Medical Center.

She is survived by two granddaughters; Misty Ramsey Carson of Mt. Home, Michelle Hart of Indiana, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Herman Ramsey, and one son, Mitchell Ramsey.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 Monday, in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 Tuesday in the chapel, with Harman Seawel officiating, burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery.

Roberta (Robin) Lynn Brown

Pocahontas – Roberta (Robin) Lynn Brown, 54, passed away February 26, 2008 at home.

She was Born July 08, 1954 in Imboden.

Roberta was a graduate of Williams Baptist and worked at Wal-Mart for 2 year.

She is preceded in death her father Logan Crawford, and sister Sharon Richey Hampton.

She is survived by her mother Barbara Jane Crawford, 3 children; Sherry Fuller of Pocahontas, and Melissa and Janice Daniel of Louisiana. Sisters, Vickie Gwaltney of Pocahontas, and Michelle Dalla Rosa of Paragould, bother Michael Crawford of Gentry, 3 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service will be held Sunday March 01, 2009 at 2:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Sutton cemetery with Randy Scott officiating.

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

Pallbearers include: Sonny Richey, Timmy Richey, Chad Pfeffer, Brad Scott, Louis Hinson, Matt Halloway.

Eugene Gray Thompson

Brakebill, AR – Eugene Gray Thompson, 74, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at St. Benards Hospital.

He was a loyal member of the Brakebill Church of Christ. He was honorably discharged after serving 2 years in the United States Army. He worked 35 years for General Motors in St. Louis, MO after which he retired and moved back to his home state of Arkansas.

He was born January 11, 1935 to the late Bessie Thompson-Lynxwiler (Daniel) and Joe Thompson.

He is preceded in death by his step father Dewey Lynxwiler, sisters Joannette Hufstedler, Juanita Mooney, Ruth Thompson, and Glenda Moore.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Naoma Thompson, two daughters Crystal Lynxwiler (Jeff) of Brakebill Arkansas, Lenora Hearren (Jim) of Dupo, IL grandchildren; Courtney Thompson, Jason and Shauntel Fiesser, Tiffany Lusk, Amanda Edwards, Joshua Hearren, Kimberly Lynxwiler and Kevin Lynxwiler, great granchildren; Kelley, Abby, Megan, Kendall and Gavin also many additional family and friends.

Services will be held Saturday February 28th, 2009 at 11. Burial will follow to Brakebill Cemetery with Harmon Seawel officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 27 from 4-8 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include: Larry Cline, Tom Belcher, Adam Kane, Jeffrey Nieman, Brad Griffith.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Sharon Nieman, Geneva Gwaltney, Faydell Hill, Phyllis Weisenbach, Juanita Wheeler.

Euple Juanita Riney

Maynard – Euple Juanita Riney, Euple J. Riney, 83, of Maynard died Wednesday, Febraury 25th, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Little Rock.

She valued education, but as a young girl, was not able to pursue further education. At the age of 50, she returned to school and received her high school diploma. She was a voracious reader, which led to her interest in writing. Her writing career took off after her children were grown, and she became well-known in the publishing field with two published books, Reflections and Euple’s Song. She was also a columnist for the Storyteller Magazine that won her many awards and was a memeber of Ozarks Creative Writers in Eureka Springs.

Mrs. Riney was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Daisy (Finney) Tutt, her husband of forty-seven years, Joseph S. Riney, one brother, Herbert Tutt of Maynard and one sister, Walene Caldwell of Columbus, Mississippi.

Survivors include two sons, Mick Riney and wife Carolyn of Hillsdale, IL; Dick Riney and wife, Ruthan, of Maynard; three daughter, Rhonda Byrd and husband, Ted of Flanagan, IL; Regina Williams and husband, Tom of Maynard; Stephanie Buggica and husband, David of Cabot, AR; eleven granchildren, fourteen great granchildren, one nephew, and two great nephews and one great niece, along with many friends and relatives.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 2, 2009, at 10:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with David Webb officiating. Burial will follow in the Overby Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4-7, also in the Chapel.

Euple Juanita Riney

Maynard – Euple Juanita Riney, 83, passed away February 25, 2009 at St. Vincents Hospital.

Born December 11, 1925 to the late Herman and Daisy Tutt.

Services will be held 10 am Monday March 2, 2009 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Overby Cemetery with David Webb officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 Sunday night also in the Chapel.

Reathie Opal Schneider

Pocahontas- Reathie Opal Schneider, 94, of Highland, passed away Saturday morning at Fulton County Hospital.

She was born Oct. 6, 1914 in Okean, to the Late James and Nellie (Shelton) Dean.

She is survived by Seven grandchildren; Shane Thatch of Highland, Anthony Thatch of Ravenden Springs, Doug Schneider of O’Fallan, Mo., David Schneider of Lexington, Il., Denny Schneider of Arrowsmith, Il., Dean Schneider of East St. Louis, Il., and Elizabeth (Libby) Schneider of Bloomington, IL.; two Sisters Pauline Shoemaker and Nina Beck both of Il., and one brother Ray Dean of Fl.; twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Hugh Schneider,one son, John Dean Schneider, two daughters Phyllis Thatch and Carol Lee Schneider, two brothers Zan and Howard Dean, three sisters Jae White, Vivian Leonard and Loraine Gregory.

Visitation will be Monday 5 to 8 in chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 in the chapel with Melvin Shelton officiating, burial following in Sharum Cemetery.

Nola Leah Golden

Pocahontas – Nola Leah (Smith) Golden, 84, passed away February 17, 2009, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Home.

Born June 24, 1924 in Ravenden Springs to the late Roy and Hazel Kellet.

She is preceded in death by husband, Jess Smith, daughter, Janell Throesch, son, Bob Smith, and 2 granddaughters, Heather Lea and Gwendolyn Smith.

Survived by sons; Curtis Smith of Supply, Al Smith of Springfield, MO, Terry Smith of Ravenden, Melvin Smith of Urban, MO, Billy and Tim Smith both of Pocahontas. 27 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Service will be held Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2 pm in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Thompson Cemetery with Melvin Shelton officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 18, 2009 from 5-8, also in the Chapel.

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