Obituaries

Littie Johnson

Pocahontas – Littie Johnson, 98, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at Randolph Home.

Born August 30, 1914 in Pocahontas to the late Melvin and Minnie Giles.

She is also preceded in death by husband Ray Johnson, three sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by one daughter Diane Blackshear of Pocahontas, one son Max Johnson of Imboden, 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Chesser Cemetery.

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

Herbert “H.L.” L. Turner, Sr.

Pocahontas – Herbert “H.L” Turner, Sr., 86, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at Flo & Phil Hospice House.

Born June 07, 1926 in Fender, AR to the late Herman and Gracie Turner.

He is also preceded in death by his wife Freda Turner whom he married on July 11, 1950 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2010, brother Bill Turner and sister Ruth Dean.

Mr. Turner retired from Esna after 17 years of employment. He was a long time member of Church of Christ. He battled with cancer for 4 ½ years. Mr. Turner is a WWII Veteran from the Navy.

He is survived by children; Brenda (Charles) Ralph of Ohio, Susie (Rick) Knight of Illinois, Paula Perrydore of Missouri, Herbert (Charlotte) Turner of Texas, Ginny French of Illinois, Steve (Betty) Turner of New Mexico, Mike (Stacey) Turner of Texas, and Stanley (Shauntae) Turner of Arkansas. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Two brothers, Merle Turner and Kenneth Turner.

The family would like to say thank you to Flo & Phil Hospice House and Americare Angel Green. Thanks to all family and friends for their help.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Ligie Waddell, Jr. officiating in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

William Wayne Sparks

Hardy – William Wayne Sparks, 64, passed away Saturday, December 08, 2012.

Born March 15, 1948 in Memphis, TN. to William Day and Vada Sparks.

He is preceded in death by father William Day and sister Billie Day.

He is survived by wife Diane (Tribble) Sparks of the home, four sons; Arvle (Tammy) Sparks of Horseshoe Bend, AR. of Rodney (Stacey) Sparks of Dyess, AR., Steven (Tanya) Sparks of Ash Flat, AR., and David (Erica) Sparks of Hunting, TN. 22 grandchildren, 5 grandchildren, one brother David Day and four sisters; Sheila Kay Day, Rosie Marie Westbrook, Lisa Mae Warren and Sally Ann Parker and mother Vada Lucille Sparks of Lepanto, AR.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Robert Day officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

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

Ronald Leondus Rose

Cape Girardeau, MO – Ronald Leondus Rose, 60, passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, MO.
Born December 1, 1952 in Pocahontas, AR to Leondus Rose (formerly of Pocahontas, AR) of Malvern, AR and the late Pearlie Hudson Rose of Pocahontas, AR.
He is survived by two children; a daughter, Shannon Thompson of Scott City, MO, and a son, Todd Rose of Jackson, MO.; two sisters, Sara Steger of Huntsville, AL and Rhonda Foster of Pocahontas, AR and his father, Leondus Rose and wife, Betty of Malvern, AR,; seven grandchildren, Aidan and Owen Thompson; Caysie, Karsyn, Kyndall, Lauren,and Molly Rose; nieces Haley and Holly Steger; nephews, Mack and Ron Foster; loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Ron lived in Pocahontas, Arkansas from birth until he and his family moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1962. He graduated from Bayless High School and attended Harding College. Ron worked as a truck driver for Wetterau IGA in Scott City, Missouri. He was a member of the Jackson Church of Christ. In October 1991, Ron suffered a massive stroke and his residence became the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, MO.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Stan Rogers officiating at McNabb Funeral Home. Visitation will be held prior to service at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Home Chapel on a future date.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at the Lutheran Home for the extraordinary care and attention provided for over 20 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Children’s Home in Paragould, AR, or the National Stroke Association at stroke.org.

Mallory Nicole Moore

Pocahontas – Mallory Nicole Moore, passed away December 07, 2012.

Born August 15, 2012 to Denny and Tiffany (Bennett) Moore.

She is preceded in death by great grandparents; Cleburn and Martha “Judy” Hinton of Doniphan, MO., Virginia Moore of Warm Springs, AR., J.D. and Qulah Bennett of Pocahontas and Marvin Phillips of Yellville, AR.

She is survived by parents Denny and Tiffany Moore of Pocahontas, grandparents Dennis and Sherry Moore of Pocahontas and Allen and Marcita Bennett of Pocahontas. Aunts and uncles include; Ashley (Bennett) and Tyler Roberts of Conway, AR., Justin and Kelsey Bennett of Dover, AR., Lezlee Bennett of Pocahontas and Cody Moore of Pocahontas. Great grandparents; Glendon Moore of Warm Springs, AR and Billie Phillips of Yellville, AR.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

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

Pallbearers include: Jimmy Shields, Kevin Smith, Brian Hibbard and Logan White.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Tyler Roberts, Justin Bennett and Cody Moore.

Buddie Frank Taylor

Waterford, MI – Buddie Frank Taylor of Waterford, 92, passed away December 02, 2012.

He was born August 02, 1920 in Pocahontas to the late Jarrett Franklin and Fannie Carolyn (Homes) Taylor.

He was also preceded in death by his loving wife Thelma (Wicker) Taylor.

He is survived by two children; Darlene (Daniel) Tersigni and Darrell (the late Jody) Taylor; five grandchildren, Darrell Frank Taylor, Jr., Jesse Taylor, Douglas Turner, Jarrett Turner and Alicia Turner; five great grandchildren, Alexis, Bria, Douglas III, Chloe and Caleb, two sisters; Elsie Weiner and Vada Curtis.

Mr. Taylor retired from GM Truck and Coach. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, WWII and was a member of the Chief Pontiac Post of the American Legion.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 08, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Mary Ella Wallis

Pocahontas- Mary Ella Wallis, 98, daughter of the late Horace and Birdie Barden passed away Saturday, December 01, 2012.

Born October 12, 1914 in Birdell to the late Horace Milton and Birdie (Hufstedler) Barden.

She is also preceded in death by her husband Frank Wallis, 4 brothers; Claud, Joe, Raymond and Guy Barden and 1 sister, Geneva Starling.

She is survived by 15 nieces and nephews and 38 great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with the service starting directly after at 2:00 p.m. with Harvey Starling officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Bessie Sue Daughhetee

Reyno – Bessie Sue Daughhetee, 80, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born November 02, 1932 in Missouri to the late Walter and Ruby Breeding.

She is also preceded in death by husband A.E. Daughhetee, two sons; James and Gary Daughhetee, two sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by five daughters; Brenda J. Schultz of Modesto, CA., Marilyn K. Ramos of Reyno, NV., Linda Kingery of Maynard, Judy Gonzales of La Habra, CA., and Stacey Thompson of Pocahontas. 13 grandchildren, 26 great granchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and two brothers, James Breeding of Cuba, MO. and George Breeding of Farmington, MO.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 01, 2012 at Reyno Baptist Church with Roger Hovis officiating. Burial will follow in Gross Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to service from 11-1 p.m.

Aidan Zanuel Ragsdell

Pocahontas – Aidan Zanuel Ragsdell, passed away November 27, 2012.

Born November 27, 2012 in Jonesboro.

He is preceded in death by grandfather Marion Ragsdell.

He is survived by parents, Joseph and Tammy Ragsdell of the home, brothers; Alex, Adam and Aaron Ragsdell all of the home, and grandparents; Bert and Joann Holder of Ravenden and Joyce and Eldon Simmons of Imboden.

Graveside was held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Randy Scott officiating in Sutton Cemetery.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Gladys Evelyn (Phillips) Waymon

Pocahontas – Gladys Waymon, 90, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012.

She was Born December 28, 1921 in the Ring Community to the late Jessie and Edna (Campbell) Taylor.

She is preceded in death by her husband Hurshel Waymon. She is survived by sons, Ronald, Herbert, Hershel Phillips of Pocahontas, Edward Phillips of Rochelle, Illinois, one brother, one sister, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 26, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with grave side following at Warm Springs Cemetery.

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