Obituaries

James E “Sonny” Williams

James E. (Sonny) Williams, 67, of Dalton, formerly of Walnut Ridge went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Sonny was born March 06, 1946 in Walnut Ridge to the late Jack L and Ruby Rhodes Williams.

Sonny grew up in the Giles Spur Community where he lived his entire life until he retired from farming. He worked many years growing rice and soybeans. Sonny was a wonderful provider for his girls. Once he retired , he moved to the hills to be out of the mosquitos. He was a Charter Member of United Free Will Baptist in Walnut Ridge and The National Guard.

Sonny if survived by his wife of 46 years JoAnn Tate Williams, children Stacy Lynn Williams of Walnut Ridge, Marsha Denise (Ricky) Walker, grandchildren Austin Seth Williams of Pocahontas, Mady Claire McGinnis and Mason Patrick McGinnis of Walnut Ridge, Abby Kate Rogers of Pocahontas.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Ruby Williams, infant daughter, Shelley Annette, and sister Mary Jane Wheeless.

Visitation will be Friday, February 14, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at McNabb Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Glenn Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Garden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that you leave a lasting memorial in his honor to the Children’s Shelter in Walnut Ridge or the United Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge.

Victoria Dorothy Moleski

Pocahontas, Victoria Dorothy Moleski, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Victoria was born November 4, 1928 in Avoca, PA to the late Karl and Anna Szymanski.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years Stanley B. Moleski, a son and daughter-in-law Stanley J and Andrea Moleski all of Pocahontas. She is preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters.

Victoria was a graduate of Lackawanna Business College in Scranton, PA. She was a 40 year resident of Pocahontas and a member of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church where she was a past Extraordinary Minister. She was a 30 year volunteer of The Ladies Auxillary at Five Rivers Medical Center with over 5000 hours of service. She also volunteered for the Meals on Wheels program. Victoria was the owner and operator of the Rolling Hills Country Club Pro Shop for 18 years. She was a wonderful caregiver, loving wife and mother.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be Monday, February 17, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s Cemeter.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made tot he Five Rivers Medical Center Auxillary Fund, in Memory of Victoria Moleski, 2801 Medical Center Drive, Pocahontas, AR 72455

Tommie “Jewell” Greve

Tommie “Jewell” Greve

July 24,1931- February 12, 2014

Preceded in death by the love of her life John W. Greve in 2008. Jewell is the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Sarah Janie Alphin, who also precede her in death as well as a sister Ona Ford, and brothers, Orville Payton, James R. Alphin and John Wesley Alphin.

Surviving are her great nephew and his wife, George L. (Petie) and Janet Aplhin who have also been her caretakers for the past 5 years. There are a host of other nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and cousins as follow: Bill and Dena Aphin, Mary Lou Little, Connie Deardon, maxine Melton, Clara Mitchell, Chuck and April Melton, Tommy and Anita Greve, Raymond and Julie Greve, Robert and Sara Casy, Judy Miller, JR Payton, and the members of theis extended families.

Born in Pocahontas and lived in St. Louis for many years. John and Jewell retired from AT&T and returned to Pocahontas to live on her Family’s old home place.

If it was planting, nurturing or harvesting season, you would find Jewell, probably with hoe in hand, tending the beautiful garden she always raised. She loved keeping her yard looking like a “golf course”.

Jewell attended The First Freewill Baptist Church in Pocahontas for many years and leaves a number of loved and cherished friends from there as well as in the Community. Jewell will be sorely missed by those who love her, but welcomed by those who have been waiting for years for this celebration.

Visitation will be Friday, February 14, 2014 in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mary Lee Whitrock

Pocahontas- Mary Lee Whitrock, 88, passed away at St. Bernards Medical Center Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Mary was born March 06, 1925 to the late Charlie and Holly Abbott in Hayti, MO.

She is survived by 2 sons Stephen and Donnie Jinright of Pocahontas, AR., 2 daughters Linda Jinright of Pocahotnas, AR., Kathy Yandell of Corning, AR., 6 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by husband’s Vernon Jinright and Charlie Whitrock, son Jimmy Jinright, and parents.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 15, 2014 in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Funeral service will be Sunday February 16, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Rick Yandell officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmony Cemetery.

Eloise Marie “Ellie” Smith

Oakland, AR- Eloise Marie (Ellie) Smith, 87, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014.

Ellie was born September 16, 1926 in White Oak, Missouri to the late Caryl Leroy and Pauline Williams Winn.

Ellie was a Avon representative for 50 years.

Survived by son Doyle Allen Smith of Gurdon, AR., Daughters Carol Rhea Bontz of Vandalia, MO., and Sandy Lee Lemmons of Oakland, AR., sister Martha Sue Weese of West Palm Beach, FL., 10 grandchildren and one on the way and 20 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband William Doyle Smith, parents, sister Carol Ann Winn, and one grandson.

Visitation will be Friday, February 14, 2014 from 1:00-2:00 P.M. in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery.

Verda Fern Niswonger

Pocahontas- Verda Fern Niswonger, 79, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Verda was born May 27, 1934 in Minturn to the late Ira and Mauld Spaulding Housh. She was raised by Earl and Lottie Grisson.

Verda was the 2012 Mrs. Ridgecrest Healthcare and Rehab Valentine Queen and Mrs. Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehab Queen 2013. She loved fishing, camping, Nintendo, quilting, putting together puzzles and working search books.

Verda is preceded in death by her parents, husband Elmer Niswonger, daughter Felida (Corky) Ann Niswonger, brothers J.L., Harvey Gene Housh, and John Elvin Housh, sisters Bonnie Hulett, Ila Barnett, Erma Lee Simpson, and Alice Eldridge.

Survived by children Jessica Richmond, Lynn, AR., Margare Ortiz, Eagle Lake, TX., David and Penny Niswonger, Lynn, AR., Drenda and Daniel Sanchez, Sealy, TX., Bonnie and Richard Harmon, Cherokee Village, AR., Sheila and Danny Martin, Lynn, AR. 22 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and many friends and family.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Jay Hicks officiating in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Stoney Cook, Daniel Sanchez Jr., Craig Martin, Jim Looney, Michael Bounds, Ben Ortiz.

Honorary Pallbearers: Jesus Ortiz, Toby Manciaz, Randy Spades, Phillip Penn.

Memorials may be made to Danny Thomas children’s hospital in Memphis, TN.

Gerald Dee (GD) King

Biggers- Gerald Dee (GD) King, 87, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at his son, Scott King’s home in Doniphan, MO. He was born March 27, 1926 at Brookings, AR to the late Jacob Marvin and Ora Ellen King. He is preceded in death by his wife Arlene King, 5 brothers, Hubert, Raymond, Mack, Cleo, and Leo, 2 sisters Velma and Thelma. He is survived by two sons, Vince and Mary Beth King of Odem, Texas, and Scott and Christy King of Doniphan, Missouri, two daughters, Kathie and Sam Becerra, and Ellen and Kevin Cable all of Paragould, Arkansas. 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and two on the way. 1 brother Robert King of Glencarbon, Illinois, 1 sister Wanda Wieman of Biggers, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, February 10, 2014 at Biggers Church of Christ with Sam Becerra officiating. Burial will follow in the Hite Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 P.M. Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Church. McNabb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Douglas Boris

Wappapello,Mo.- On February 2 , 2014 Joe Boris 68 left us and made his voyage to Heaven to be with his Wife, Elizabeth. Joe was born on August 22, 1945 in Dante, Virginia to the late Victor Boris and Edna Couch Boris.

Joe is survived by , his Daughter Sonya Boris-Mears, his 4 Step-Daughters, Jennifer Rone, Lisa Presley, Julie Benware, Janet Crow, and 2 Step-Sons Michael Johnson, David Johnson, 3 Grandchildren Austin Mears, Andianna Esterley, Alec Mears, Step-Grandchildren , Sara Becker, Kara Kincade, ALllison Thielemier, Jemery Crow, Jeff Crow, Zachary Johnson, Emmaleigh Johnson , Lezlie Benware, Joy Slatton, 11 Step-Great Grandchildren , 3 Brothers, Jack Boris, Jim Boris, Johnny Boris, 2 Sisters Shelby Snider, and Ruth Prater.

Joe loved being with his friends and family having fun. His greatest enjoyment and hobby was fishing. He was a very kind, loving person who showed his big heart and good soul to everyone he met. Joe’s big smile and contagious laugh could brighten a room and cheer up everyone around him. He had a bigger effect on people’s lives than he ever realized and he will be dearly missed and never forgotten by everyone who knew him.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. with Terry Miller officiating in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery. Family & Friends are invited to celebrate Joe’s life after the Funeral Service. Location will be announced at the Service.

Irwin Donald Hyrowski

Pocahontas- Irwin Donald Hyrowski, 58 passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Donnie worked for the City of Pocahontas for 9 years. He was a very hard working man who loved to hunt and fish.

Donnie was born July 25, 1955 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Walter and Emma Augutinki Hyrowski.

Survived by Girlfriend Terry Brown of the home , Good friend (brother) David Ramsey, daughters Tiffany (Davy) Rice Lisk of Lake City, Nicole Hyrowski of Salem, and Donelle (Jeremy) Brown of Jonesboro, 7 grandchildren Destiny, Lindsey Rice of Pocahontas, Rylee and Johnathan Lisk of Lake City, Jayden and Nevaeh Brown of Jonesboro, Trinity Hyrowski of Salem, 5 step grandchildren Amber, Amanda, Jami and D.J. Lisk of Lake City and Corey Brown of Pocahontas, 1 great granddaughter Zoey Wilson of Lake City.

Preceded in death by father Walter Hyrowski, mother Emma Zocoli, and aunt Margie August.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel.

The family ask that you leave a lasting memorial to the Walnut Ridge Children’s Shelter.

Lucille Marie Fair

Pocahontas-Lucille Marie Fair went to be with the Lord on January 30, 2014 at the age of 93. Lucille was born on June 16, 1920 in Running Lake, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy (Andy) Fair; parents: George and Josephine Zosso, Steimel; Brother, Hubert Steimel; Sisters: Mildred Qualls and Rita Jo Steimel. Children, Judith Marilyn Fair Faught, Sara Pribule, Monica Rose Fair & Great Grandchild Sydney Paige Lindner.

Lucille is survived by her Children: Tim & Chong (Peggy) Fair of Tracy, California, Matt & (Sue) Fair of Maynard, AR, Pat & (Dottie) Fair of Cabot, AR, Mary Anne and (Joe) Carroll of Maynard, AR, Mike Fair, of Pocahontas, AR, Jane Tyler of Carlsbad, NM, Kathy & (Jim) Keeney of Paducah, KY, and son-in-law Charles Faught of Rector, AR. She is survived by 23 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

Also surviving are sisters, Margaret Baltz of Pocahontas, and Viola Jansen of St. Charles, MO., and brother Edward Steimel of Baton Rouge, LA. Sister-in-law’s, Shirley Fair of Republic, MO, Frances Steimel of Pocahontas, and Loretta Hendricks of Coos Bay, Oregon.

She was an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was a member of the Extension Homemaker Club for many years. She was a Fair Board member for several years and a 4-H Leader for 25 years.

Lucille enjoyed crocheting doilies and afghans for her family and was an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed working in her flowers and doing crafts. She belonged to canasta clubs for over 50 years. She also enjoyed playing other card games and she taught her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren how to play many games.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will follow at 7:00 P.M.. Funeral Mass will be Monday, February 3, 2014 , 10:00 A.M. with Father Athanasius officiating at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery.

Website Design & Development by