Obituaries

Shirley Marie Tilley

Reyno, AR. – Shirley Marie Tilley, 73, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born March 06, 1936 in Reyno to the late John and Thelma Risenhoover.

She is also preceded in death by her husband Ira Tilley, son Eugene Tilley, two sisters; Esta Mann and Carol Johnson and four brothers; Bill Creason, James, Winifred and Lonnie Risenhoover.

She is survived by one granddaughter Melissa and husband Steven Pankey of Reyno, one great grandson Keeven Pankey of Reyno and brother Charles and wife Kathy Risenhoover of Pocahontas.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Roger Hovis officiating. Burial will follow in Johnston Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday prior to service from 1-2 p.m.

Jimmy Lee Daffron

Imboden, AR – Jimmy Lee Daffron, 65, passed away Sunday, May 06, 2012.

Born December 06, 1946 in Duquoin, IL to James and Dorothy Daffron.

He is preceded in death by father James Clark Daffron.

He is survived by wife Darlene Sue Daffron of the home, four sons; Scott Daffron of Monrovia, CA., Justin Daffron and Jared Daffron both of Pocahontas and Brian Daffron of Harrisburg, AR. Eleven grandchildren; Mckenzie, Nicholas and Ty Daffron all of Monrovia, CA., Lyndsi and Travis Bagwell both of Pocahontas, Morgan, Bryson and Preston Daffron all of Harrisburg, AR and Cameron, Rylee and Tobey Daffron all of Pocahontas. Two brothers; Oscar “Pete” Daffron of Bakersfield, CA and Brad Daffron of Duquoin, IL and mother Dorothy Lee (Smith) Daffron of Duquion, IL.

Mr. Daffron served in the United States Marine Corp in the Vietnam War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation Medal.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Jim Daffron’s name.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Doyle Avery officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 6-8 p.m.

Remington Jo Leigh Paschal

Batesville, AR – Remington Jo Leigh Paschal, 4 months old, passed away Thursday, May 03, 2012.

Born January 04, 2012 in Batesville to Zachary Heath and Samantha Nichole Lynn (Anderson) Paschal.

She is survived by parents of the home, sister Raegyn Marie Ann Paschal of the home, grandparents; Charlie Paschal of Batesville, David and Debbie Rounds of Pocahontas and Scott and Misty Westendorf of Batesville.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Terry Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

Delma Mollie Raglin

Pocahontas- Delma Mollie Raglin, 86, daughter of the late William and Elsie (Lindsey) Vanwinkle.

She is preceded in death by her husband Roy Raglin of 69 years.
Survived by Necies and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Thursday at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral home with John Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 at the Mc Nabb Funeral Home.

Ira Melvin Mitchell

Pocahontas- Ira Melvin Mitchell, 68, son of the late Clarence and Edna Mitchell passed away Monday at his home.

He was preceded by his parents, son Michael Mitchell, brothers Nelson, Leo, and Lavern Mitchell and 2 sisters, Alois Whitt and Louise McElroy.

He is survived by his wife Carlene Golliver Mitchell, 3 daughters Shelia (Donald) Prater of Hardy, Candi (Chuck) Lundry of Mountain Home and Kelly Moore of Naylor, MO, 7 grandchildren Tyler and Hannah Lundry of Mountain Home, Whitney and Chloe Mitchell of Naylor,MO, Shaunda, Peyton and Madison of Washington and Isaac of Hardy, one brother Jerry Mitchell of Haiti,Mo and special nephew, Cory Golliver of Pocahontas.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral home with Stan Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 at the funeral home.

Leon Alphin, Tommy Gamblin, Dean Turner, Ivan Woods, Billy Warren and Ted Grissom will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Mitchell, Chad Alphin, James Cissell and Sonny Bramlett

Robert Herman Harris

Maynard- Robert Herman Harris, 82, passed away Monday April 30, 2012. Born November 30, 1929 to Herman and Annie (Snowden) Harris in Supply, Arkansas.

He was retired from McDonnell Douglas where he worked for 35 years as a tool and cutter grinder. He served as president of union District Lodge 837-B of the I.A.M.A.W for many years. He loved his family, the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed composing songs regarding things he was passionate about, including union activities and the war effort. He is survived by his children Barbara (Johnson) of Indianapolis, Sandy (and Michael Silger) of St. Louis, Sister Jean (Helsel) of Pocahontas, brother Carman of Maynard. Adored grandfather of Bradley and Taylor Johnson, Indianapolis, Brandon Waller of Honolulu, Mickey and Katey Silger of St. Louis. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Joe, Hartwell, Norman, and Jess.

Services: at McNabb Funeral Home, 2129 Park St., Pocahontas, Friday, May 5th, 5:00-8:00 and service Saturday at 10:30 am in the Chapel with Bob McMillion officiating. Burial will follow in Pittman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Violet Flanigan

Pocahontas- Violet Marie Flanigan, 95, daughter of the late Joe and Hester Rush Spikes died Saturday, April 28 at Randolph Home.

She was preceded by her parents, former husband Joseph S. Flanigan, late husbands Willis H. Scears, and Dewrell(Dick) Flanigan: daughter Alta Mae (Flanigan) Nail, grandson Michael Geick, and son-in-law Keith Goree.

Survivors include daughters Marjorie Flanigan(Larry) Geick of Lacon,IL; Anna Lea (Scears) Goree of St. Petersburg,FL; Glenda Flanigan (Art) Witbeck of Oceanside, CA; sons James (Carolyn) Flanigan of Bonne Terre,Mo; and Gene (Phyllis) Flanigan of Wills Point, TX.

Grandchildren include Jimmy (Diann) Flanigan of St. Charles, MO; Verna Geimer of St.Louis,MO; Fred (Judy) Geick of Peoria, IL; Karen Geick(Dave) Spurlock of Metamora ,IL; Cynthia (Alan) Mefferd of Lima,OH; Brenda (Art) Catalano of Rochester, NY; Debra Rogala of Rochester, NY; Wayne(Belinda) Flanigan of Harvill, MO; Michael Goree of St. Petersburg, FL; Leann (Brian) Walsh of Boston, MA; and David Witbeck of Oceanside,CA.

Great-grandchildren include Gary and Nick Geimer of St.Louis,MO; Taylor,Brendon, and Parker Flanigan of St.Charles, MO: Michael Spurlock of Metamora ,IL; Kristine, Brad and Daylon Downey of Chillicothe,IL; Melanie Rogala of Rochester,NY; Kevin (Vanessa) Rogala of Rochester, NY; Christy (Ned) Northrup of Rochester, NY; Brian (Courtney )Catalano of Rochester, NY: and Kevin, Natalie and Lilly Flanigan of Harvill, MO.

Great-great grandchildren include Emily and Benjamin Northrup of Rochester, NY; Brendon and Alayna Catalano and McKenna Preston of Firport, NY.

Mrs Flanigan was employed as a seamstress by Brown Shoe Company in St. Louis for more than 20 years before retiring.

Violet Lanigan was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ. During this time she was associated with Palestine Church of Christ at Ingram, AR, the Church of Christ in South Pocahontas and Pyburn Street Church of Christ.

Mrs. Flanigan was a very active member of the local VFW Post Ladies Auxillary until illness forced curtailment of her outside activities. One thing she looked forward to was writing the “Hayestown” local news which was published in the Pocahontas Star Herad.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association in lieu of flowers.

A special thank you to the staff of Randolph Home.
Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service at 11:00 a.m. in chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Dennis McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow in Spikes Cemetery.

Doris Davidson

Pocahontas- Doris Davidson 80 daughter of the late Ernest and Allie Waddell passed away Thursday at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro.

She was preceded by her parents Husband Henry Davidson 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

She is survived by 2 sons Terry and John Davidson and 1 daughter Tina Cooper and 2 grandchildren Clair Cooper and Sara Davidson-LeFevre all of Michigan . 1 brother Hal Waddell and 2 sisters Erma Lee Vanderbilt and Inez Pace all of Missouri.

Visitation will be Monday from 5:00-7:00. Service will be Tuesday at 1:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral home with Nelson Henderson Officiating burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkdton Missouri.

Christian Franklin Layton

North Little Rock- Christian Franklin Layton 13, passed away April 25,2012. He was born June 17,1998 in Evansville , Indiana.

He attended Methodist School in Little Rock.

He is survived by his parents Ann Layton and Leon Angel of North Little Rock: sister, Hailey Layton, and Grandparents , Claudia Grissom and Arnie Steiner of West Palm Beach, Fl Uncles George (Karen) MacIntosh, Frank (Carol) MacIntosh Bruce MacIntosh and Brian MacIntosh: Cousins Daniel MacIntosh,Bonnie Rapp and Roy MacIntosh and many other extended family members left to Cherish his memories.

Special thanks to all of those involved with the search and recovery operations.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11:30 on May 4, 2012 at St.John’s Cemetery in Engleberg, Ar with Fr. Anthanius Okeiyi officiating. Arrangements by McNabb Funeral Home 2129 Park Street Pocahontas, Ar 72455 .

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Methodist Family Health Foundation (Therapeutic Day Treatment Program-Camp Aldersgate Campus) P.O. Box 56050.
, Little Rock Ar 72215 , or Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation 550 Ridgewood Road , Maplewood, NJ 07040.

Charles Denzil Burtman

Pocahontas – Charles Denzil Burtman, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Born May 01, 1939 to the late Charles and Orpha (Whitrock) Burtman.

He is also preceded in death by daughter Vickie Sue Burtman and two brothers; Ottis and Marvin Burtman.

He is survived by wife Joann Burtman of the home, two children; Charles Allen Burtman and Deborah Darlene Hayes both of Depue, IL. Four grandchildren; Dustin and Whitney Burtman both of Rochelle, IL., Tabitha and Victoria Smiley both of Dupue, IL. and one great granddaughter Emma Burtman of Rochelle, IL. Sisters; Lena Hinkle of Batesville, AR and Mary Ogle of Alton, IL. Four brothers; Hanzil Burtman of Chicago, IL, Audrion, Vincent and John Burtman all of Pocahontas.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to service from 9-10 a.m.

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