Obituaries

Geraldine Hightower Steimel

Pocahontas-Geraldine Hightower Steimel, 84, passed away Wednesday October 23, 2013 at Randolph Home Nursing Home.

Geraldine was born February 3,1929 in Pocahontas, AR. to the late Homer and Edith Hightower.

Geraldine is survived by sons; Danny and Betty Steimel and James and Stella Steimel of Pocahontas, daughters; Bonny Schmidt of Pocahontas, Jeanie Hefner of Hot Springs. Grandchildren; Holly Magby of Poplar Bluff, MO., Brandon Steimel of Pocahontas, Lance and Leigh Schmidt, Brent and Nicole Schmidt, Joe and Lori Steimel, Shelly and Travis James, Terri and Philip Jansen, Craig and Rebecca  Steimel of Pocahontas, David Hefner of Friendly, MN, Phillip Hefner of Hot Springs, Marcus Hefner of Little Rock, Andy Hefner of Lompoc, CA. Sisters Diane Kincade and Brenda Eveland and 15 great grandkids.

Geraldine is preceded in death by her husband Leo Steimel,, parents; Homer and Edith Hightower, son Leo Dean Steimel, daughter; Gail Steimel, sisters; Mildred Dachs, Wanda Robinson, Donna Gay-Smith, Nelda Pulley, Clair Katherine Wheat, Joan Davis, son-in-law, Albert Schmidt.

Geraldine enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and cooking, she was an excellent quilter and made each child and grandchild a quilt. She loved to play cards, bingo, dominoes and playing wheel of fortune. She was quick witted and loved telling jokes.

Visitation will be Sunday October 27, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the McNabb Fuenral Home Chapel with a Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m. Service will be Monday October 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St John’s Catholic Church with Father Athanasius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that  you leave a Lasting memorial to St. John’s Church or St. Paul’s School.

Melvin Young

Imboden- Melvin Young, 87, passed away Wednesday October 23, 2013.

Melvin was born February 10, 1926 in Pocahontas, AR. to the late William and Rosie Young.

He is survived by: his wife Sue Agnes Young of the home, son’s Arther Young of Pocahontas, Johnny (Debbie) Young of Birdell, daughter Melba (Vangele) West of Little Rock , Merlyn Young of Birdell, Francil Young of Jonesboro, daughter-in-law Sharon Young of Louisana. Siblings Beacita Shockley, Mary Lou Parker of St Louis, MO, Lois Johnson of East Moline, IL, Helen McCarroll of Pocahontas, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents William and Rosie Young, son David Young, daughter Wilma Young, sister’s Ottie Johnson and Aggie Young, and brother Ed Young.

Visitation will be Friday October 25, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Saturday October 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in McNabb Fuenral Home Chapel with Stan Rodgers officiating. Burial will be in Hardin Cemetery.

 

Billy Grey Thomas

Billy Grey Thomas, 76, of Pocahontas passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013.

Born August  25, 1937 at Pocahontas, AR. to the late Marvin J. Thomas and Birdie M. Fowler- Kiefer. Billy was a well-known horse trainer and farrier in the Northeast Arkansas area.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: brothers Dwain and Dwight Kiefer; sister Caroline Smith and lifelong companion, Mary Anne Adams.

Survivors include children: Grey and wife Robyn Thomas of Springfield, MO; Sarah Thomas of Greenbrier, AR; Tommy and wife Wendy Adams of Pocahontas; Wendy and husband Jim Cole of Reyno, Ar. Grandchildren include: Justin and Alyson Thomas of Springfield; Cody, Tyler, Emily, Hanna, Abbie, and Maddie Adams of Pocahontas; Cory and Caleb Godwin of Corning; Hunter, Julie and Katy Cole of Reyno, nephews: Jimmy Kiefer, Terry Kiefer, nieces: Karen Desman, Paula Crosswhite, Beverly Ketchum

All are welcome to join the family for a memorial visitation to be held at McNabb Funeral Home on Saturday October 26 from 2-4 pm.

Memorials may be made to Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR. or the Brockett Cemetery Fund in Brockett, Ar.

Patricia Jean Greer

Pocahontas, Patricia Jean Greer, 45, passed away October 15, 2013.

She was born on September 15, 1968 to the late Howard Clover and Martha Clover Todd in Walnut Ridge, AR.

Patricia is survived by her husband Richard Greer of the home, mother, Martha Clover Todd of Pocahontas, 2 sons, Alex Greer of Pocahontas, Eli Greer of Bridgeport, TX, siblings, Barbara Wood of Pocahontas, Damion Clover of Maynard, Melissa King of Pocahontas, Sarah Jones of Maynard, Diane Boner of Coralville, Iowa, Robert Clover of Trenton, MO, and special friend, Sara Benson of Pocahontas.

She is preceded in death by her father Howard Eugene Clover, daughter, Rebecca Jean Greer, sister Martha Louise Hollinger.

Memorial service will be held at 2180 Newberry Road Pocahontas, AR , Saturday October 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Iola L. Jones

Kansas City, KS- Iola L Jones, 91, passed away on October 14, 2013

Iola was born on August 18, 1922 in Black Oak, AR to the late Tom and Lois Stephens Lane.

She is survived by daughter Kathryn (Calvin) Tolle, Grandchildren: Lynne (Steve) Bourn, Cheryl King, Leah McDonald, great grandchildren: Kathi Brundage, Brad King, Brett King, Suzie Morris, Jennifer Powell, Kaci Frame, Brandi Egan, Kimberly Romero, and 11 great great grandchildren, and sister Tommie Farrell

She is preceded in death by her husband Louis Jones, parents Tom and Lois Lane and siblings: John T Lane, Warren Neal Lane, Lila Lane, and Louis Allen Lane.

A memorial service will be held at Parkway Baptist Church 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66109 Thursday October 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Tom Douglas officiating.

John David Christopher Jones

Pocahontas- John David Christopher Jones, 74, passed away Wednesday October, 9, 2013.

Chris was born December 8, 1938 to the late David and Ethel Jones in Liverpool, England.

He is survived by his wife Janet Elaine Denton, sons; Stephen (Jennifer) Jones of TN, Mark (Mary) Jones of TN, daughter; Paula Guest of England, step-sons; David Adams of GA, Timothy Denton of TN, step-daughter Crystal Powell of GA. Grandchildren; Austin Jones, Ariana Powell, Jalen Powell, Hailie Jones, Kris Jones, Kalina Tucker, Zavyer Jones, sister Eileen (Brian) Madeley , nephew Pete (Ellie) Fariss, several other nieces , nephews and numerous friends.

Precede in death by his parents and sister Majorie Frances Barton.

Visitation will be Tuesday October 15, 2013 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with Memorial service following at 6:00 p.m. with Jim Waterworth officiating.

Raymond Reed

Pocahontas- Raymond Reed, 49, left his earthly home Wednesday October 9, 2013.

Ray was born April 4, 1964 in Michigan to the late Richard and Nancee Reed.

He is survived by his wife Tammy, son Stephen Reed of Pocahontas, siblings, Richard Reed, Donald Reed , Cyrus Reed, and Marquerite Reed-Ellison

He is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Nancee Reed and brother Christopher Reed.

Lasting memorials to; First Free Will Baptist Church, Pocahontas Cub Scouts Pack 45, Pocahontas Boy Scouts Troop 45, American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be Monday October 14, 2013 at First Free Will Baptist Church from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with Nelson Henderson officiating.

Layton Lee Holder

Pocahontas, Layton Lee Holder, 31 passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013.

Layton was born October 6, 1981 to Coy Bert and Joann Robertson Holder.

Layton is survived by parents, 3 sisters; Tracy Miles of Ash Flat, AR., Tammy Ragsdell of Pocahontas, AR., Heather Hendrickson of Strawberry, AR.

He is preceded in death by Grandparents Layton and Angie Holder and nephew Aiden Ragsdell.

Visitation will be Wednesday October 9, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be Thursday October 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the  McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Scott officiating.

 Burial will follow in the Opposition Cemetery.

Linda Marie Vanwinkle Ozburn

Pocahontas – Linda Marie Vanwinkle Ozburn, 65, passed away Saturday October 5, 2013 .

Born March 29, 1948 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to the late Henry and Ellen Vanwinkle.

She is also preceded in death by her husband Tommy Ozburn.

She is survived by two sons, Philip (Tina) Vanwinkle of Bay, Steven (Sheree) Ozburn of Pocahontas, two daughters Beverly (Donald) Ozburn-Bryant of Pocahontas and Jennifer Ozburn of Pocahontas. She is also survived by her grandchildren Ammie Birdsong of Bay, Magen Ozburn of Pocahontas, Hunter Ozburn of Pocahontas, Quinn and Emily Ozburn-Byrant of Pocahontas and her great-grandchildren Mariah Birdsong, Charlee Brooks, Gracelynn Ozburn and Donnie Hampton Jr. She is survived by one brother Ed (Linda) Vanwinkle of Imboden and Nancy Tate of Imboden.

Visitation will be held Monday October 7 from 5:00-7:00 p.m at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home . Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Brother Dewayne Smith officating. Burial will be followed in Old Union Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Philip Vanwinkle, Ed Vanwinkle, Edwin Vanwinkle, Hunter Ozburn, Gary Ozburn and Donald Bryant Jr. Honary pallbearers will be Ammon White, Steven Ozburn, Donnie Hampton and Noland Baldridge.

Orvil Lee Bounds

Warm Springs- Orvil Lee Bounds, age 91, of Warm Springs passed away September 28, 2013.

Orvil was born at Elm Store Dalton, Arkansas on June 4, 1922. He was the son of the late Pearlie and Modina Bounds.

Orvil is survived by his wife Pauline Jarrett Bounds. He was a loving husband to his wife for 66 years and devoted father to his 3 children, loved church and the outdoors.

Orvil is survived by one son Dennis (Marie) Bounds of Pocahontas, one daughter Thresa (Larry) Duffey of Maynard. Two grandsons Pete (Kristi) Bounds and Justin Bounds, four granddaughters Sonia Bounds, Trina (Jeff) Parsons, Leslie Bounds and Cynthia (William) Dismang. Great-granddaughters Monica, Haley and Eric Parson, Madyson and Kirsten Bounds and Kylee Dismang. Great-grandson Cole Dismang, one Great Great-grandson Jaydon. Other survivors include three sisters Vida Doran, Pearline Helms and Willia Dean (A.C.) Shaver, one brother I.M. (Betty) Bounds, cousin Cleatus and Bernice Scott, and several nieces and nephews.

Orvil was preceded in death by one son Douglas Lee Bounds, one great-granddaughter Serena Bounds, three sisters Leta Lane, Pauline Green and Essie and one brother Clifton Bounds.

Orvil served four years In the U.S. Army serving our country during World War 2. He loved to hunt, fish and ride horses. Orvil had very special friends and extra special neighbors who helped with his illness, that he loved dearly.

Visitation will be at the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday September 30, 2013, with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. Harmen Seawel will be officiating the service. Burial will follow at the Warm Springs Cemetery.

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