Obituaries

Clarence Bernard Brand

Pocahontas-Clarence Bernard Brand 82 son of the late Clarence and May Brand passed away Wednesday at his home.

He was preceded by his parents 1 son Richard Brand, 1 sister Beatrice Madden ,1 brother Cleburne Brand.

He is survived by His wife Lucille Brand, 2 daughters and son-in-laws Susan and John Gibson of Medina , Ohio and Sharon and Scott Miller of Pocahontas.
5 grandchildren April Schnardthorst of St. Charles, Mo, Erik Gibson and Alex Gibson of Medina, Ohio, Brent Miller of Newport,Ar , Ashley Nelson of Pocaontas,Ar, 2great-grandchildren Katherina and Brianna Schnardthorst of St.Charles,Missouri. and 1 Brother
Gene Brand of WalnutRidge ,Ar.

Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 . Service will be Saturday at 10:00 at Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow Lawrence Memorial Park with Dr. Gary Gregory and Dr.Jerol Swaim

Robert Eugene Ley

Pocahontas – Robert Eugene Ley, 70, passed away Monday, August 3, 2009 at Five Rivers Medical Center with a 3 year battle with Pancreatic cancer.  Born September 8, 1938 to the late Robert L. & Regina Ley in Lima, OH.He is survived by wife, Carolyn Ley of the home.  Two sons. Robert A. (Peggy) Ley of Columbia, SC.  And David A. (Judy) Ley of Debary, FL.  Two daughters, Rebecca C. Lindsay of Huntsville, AL. & Denise Hare of Edmond, OK.  Five grandchildren; Christina Eaton, Robert and Emily Ley, and Rachel and Ashley Ley.  Step-mother, Elizabeth Ley of Florence, KY.  Two brothers, Stanley and Stephen Ley of Ohio.  Five sisters; Suzanne Rust of GA, Sharon Acra of TX, Sheila Ley of Kentucky, Stephanie Harrison of FL, and Sandra Sodeman of N.C.  Service will be Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with James Coker officiating.Visiation will be from 4:00 PM till Service.  Burial will be Friday, August 7, 2009 in Greensburg, IN. At the South Park Cemetery.Service will be Friday at Gilland-Howe Funeral Home 12:00 Friday with visitation from 10:00 AM till Service.Memorials may be made to the Pocahontas Missionary Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Joe Perry Spikes, Jr.

Pocahontas – Joe Perry Spikes, Jr., 90, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2009.He was born April 1, 1919 in Warm Springs to the late Joe Perry Spikes, Sr. & Dora Spikes.He is preceded in death by 2 sisters; Jennie Lee Johnson & Laveta Ladd.He is survived by wife, Helen Spikes of the home.  3 daughters; Carol Mitchell of Hendersonville, TN.  Martha Rampey of Jonesboro and Margaret Smith also of Hendersonville.  5 grandchildren; Sarah Westbrook of Little Rock, Elizabeth Murphy of Clinton, AR.  Phillip Rampey of Little Rock, and Paige Smith & Lauren Smith Geery both of Hendersonville.Graveside service will be held Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Masonic Cemetery.  McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.Memorials may be made to Children’s Homes, Inc. – 5515 Walcott Rd. – Paragould, AR.  72450.

Gladys Lucille Thomas

Pocahontas – Mrs. Lucille Thomas, age 83, passed away July 27, 2009 at Randolph County Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

Born February 4, 1926 in Danville, Illinois, daughter of Floyd and Maggie Gibson Wantland, Mrs. Thomas was a Customer Service Representative, retiring from Farm Service, and a member of the Westridge Church of Christ.

Mrs. Thomas was united to Eric Thomas on July 24, 1947, who preceded her in death on September 1, 1997. Mrs. Thomas was also preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Maggie Wantland, a brother Carl Wantland, a sister Ann Wantland, and a brother Gene Wantland.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Scottie and Mary Thomas of Pocahontas; three grandchildren; Rhiannon Smith and husband Wes, Erica Tanner and Derrick Mullin, all of Pocahontas; and Joel Thomas of Little Rock: Four great grandchildren, Angel DeClerk, Allen Tanner, and Kamika DeLeon all of Pocahontas; and Eric Thomas: and several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home starting at 12-1:30, July 31, 2009, followed by a graveside service at Masonic Cemetery with Brother David Webb officiating. Pallbearers will be Mary Cagle, Doug Cousins, Derrick Mullin, Wesley Smith, Freddie Wantland, and Larry Williams. Services will be under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

Janice Marie Harrington

Maynard – Janice Marie Harrington, 60, passed away Monday, July 27, 2009.

She was born February 5, 1949 to the late Roosevelt & Geraldine Jones.

She is survived by husband, Billy Harrington of the home. 2 sons; Ligie Waddell, Jr. of Maynard and Mark Waddell of Florida. Daughter, Kristi Hill of McChesney Park, IL. 8 grandchildren. 2 sisters; Hilda Jones of Valrico, FL and Phyllis Spaw of Rogers, AR.

Service will be held Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Brockett Cemetery with Ligie Waddell, Jr. and Donny Autry officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5-8.

Mary Aldena Agee

Troy, MO – Mary Aldena Agee, 93, passed away July 26, 2009.

Born April 25, 1916 in Stokes to the late Estel and Eacel Harris.

She is preceded in death by husband, Clay Agee.

She is survived by son, Charlie Agee of Eureka, MO. Two daughters; Norma Whalen of Troy, MO. & Mary Ann Agee of Barnhart, MO. 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Brother, Billy Harris of Highridge, MO. Two sisters; Eugenia Agee of St. Louis, MO. & Freda Handley of Dettmer, MO.

Service will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Brockett Cemetery.

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

Hazel Verda Shivley

Humble, TX- Mrs Hazel Bates Shivley, 93 ,devoted wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend peacefully joined our Lord on Saturday, July 25 2009 in Humble,Tx while surrounded by loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Nixon Shivley, and is survived by her four children Nancy Tomlinson of Three Rivers,Mi, Marylnn Holloway of League City,Tx, Nixon Shivley Jr. Of West Memphis, Ar , Von Shivley of Memphis, TN and 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and many nephews and nieces.

A native of Pocahontas,Arkansas, born to Dan and Mary Lou Bates along with 6 brothers and 3 sisters, Hazel is fondly remembered by family and friends for her witty humor, gracious demeanor an loving nature.

Visitation for Hazel will be on Monday, July 27 for 5:00-7:00 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home and Funeral Services will be held Tuesday July 28, at 2:00 PM with Rockey Starnes officiating Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery with Rockey Starnes officiating.

Lee Allen Billips

Pocahontas – Angel, Lee Allen Billips, born July 24, 2009 and passed away July 24, 2009.

He is preceded in death by grandfather, Robert Billips and brother, Bruce Lee Billips, Jr.

He is survived by parents, Bruce Billips and Kori Kirkpatrick. Maternal grandparents; Patricia Franks and Jerry Kirkpatrick both of Pocahontas. Paternal grandparents; Carolyn Shilpey of Shannon, AR. Great maternal grandparents; Kenneth Kirkpatrick, Netta Meeks and Randy Meeks. Great paternal grandparents; Pearl Billips and Calvin Billips.

Graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Duty Cemetery.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Kenneth Ray Goodman

Pocahontas – Kenneth Ray Goodman, 58, passed away July 23, 2009.

Born October 14, 1950 in Newport to the late David and Hazel Goodman.

He is preceded in death by brother, Herman E. Goodman.

He is survived by wife, Ruth Goodman of the home. 2 sons; Scotty and David Goodman, both of Pocahontas. 2 sisters; Mary Presley of Hoxie and Levenda Selph of Jonesboro.

Service will be held Monday, July 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Masonic Cemetery with Jim Waterworth officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 6-8.

Lee (Jack) Elwin Williams

Lee Elwin (Jack) Williams 77 son of the late Lloyd and Jamie Williams Passed away at his home Wednesday. He was preceded by his parents and one sister Cora Lee Williams.He is survived by 2 sisters Charlotte Williams of Imboden and Charlene Turner of Cape Neddick Ma. 2 nephews an 2 nieces , 2great nephews and 1 great nieces.Visitation will be Monday from 5:00-7:00 Service will be Tuesday at 10:00 at Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home will Lynn Ables officiating burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery.

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