Obituaries

Carl Wilson Brown

Pocahontas – Carl Wilson Brown, 74, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab.

Born July 31, 1938 to Charlie and Ethel Brown.

He is also preceded in death by a grandson Tyler Brown and sister Cathy Richey.

He is survived by wife Mary Brown of the home, four sons; Jamie Brown of Jonesboro, Jeff Brown and Craig Brown both of Pocahontas and Chris Brown of Fayetteville. Eight grandchildren, brother Charles Brown of Pocahontas and two sisters; Elaine Ragan of Pocahontas and Letha Brown of Jonesboro.

Mr. Brown was a heavy equipment operator and a farmer and spent his whole life in the Noland Community.

Funeral service will be held Monday, October 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Randy Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Chesser Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 4-7 p.m.

Pallbearers include: Logan Brown, Nicholas Brown, Corey Brown, Tony Brown, Mark Brown and Kevin Brown.

Honorary Pallbearers: Madison Brown, Jamin Brown, Isaiah Brown, MaryEllen Brown, Sophia Brown, Tim Ragan and Kara Richey.

Hearld Ramous Cavenar

Pocahontas – Hearld Ramous Cavenar, 94, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012 at Randolph Home.

Born August 22, 1918 to the late Ambrose and Minnie Cavenar.

He is also preceded in death by his wife Cora Cavenar and sister Nadine Lane.

He is survived by two daughters; Brenda Tyer and Carolyn Pratt both of Pocahontas and son Hearld Cavenar, Jr. of Pensacola, Fl. Five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two sisters; Maxine Reed of St. Louis, MO. and Gay House of Bonne Terre, MO. and brother Bill Cavenar of Corning.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nelson Cemetery.

Funeral service will be held Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gary Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery.

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

Scotty Joe Crisp

Scotty Joe Crisp, age 33, died peacefully on October 25 in Swansea, Illinois. He was a native of
Pocahontas and later grew up in Cobb County Georgia.

He is survived by his children Adam and Lauryn, mother Patty Hawken and father Randy Crisp, sister Amber Kunkel, paternal grandparents Maxine and Joe Crisp, maternal grandmother Doris Hostler, great grandmother Judy Melton, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Art Hostler.

Scotty had an avid interest in motocross racing and made a career from it until his ankles caused an early retirement. Other interests included a love for the St. Louis Cardinals, Auburn University football, friends and family, and a good porterhouse steak. He loved animals and was a huge lover of dogs. He was a man with a kind soul and gentle heart. Scotty’s life would seem too short to many but those who were touched by his love are reminded of the preciousness of life. His laugh, smile and love for people will be missed.

The family is receiving visitors on Saturday, November 3, a visitation at 1:00 and memorial service at in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Elvia Martin Barnett

Pocahontas – Elvia Martin Barnett, 91, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Born February 18, 1921 in Randolph County to the late George and Grace Barnett.

He was also preceded in death by two sons; Eldon Barnett and Michael Barnett, granddaughter Jessica Vankirk, one brother Jack Barnett and three sisters; Rosealee Wright, Gertrude Carpenter and Goldie Barnett.

He is survived by children; Mary (Scottie) Thomas, Melissa Barnett, Connie (Steve) Berry all of Pocahontas, Lisa (Jerry) Vankirk of Delaplaine, Ronald ( Janet) Barnett of Maynard and Tim (Sherry) Barnett of Smithville. 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and brother George Barnett, Jr. of Washington.

Funeral service will be held Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Bruce Stone, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Maynard Cemetery.

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

Wavon Sago

Pocahontas – Wavon Sago, 80, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Born October 07, 1932 in Randolph County to the late Ottis and Rosie Massey.

She is also preceded in death by brother Jewel Earley and one sister Nadean Cole.

She is survived by husband Johnny Sago of the home, son Larry and wife Theresa Sago of Shallotte, N.C. and granddaughter Holly Sago of Wilmington, N.C.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemtery.

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

Ouida Evelyn Hicks

Pocahontas – Ouida Evelyn Hicks, 81, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Randolph Home.

Born January 30, 1931 in Maynard to the late Earl and Jessie Davis.

Although Ouida is no longer present among us we have the assurance, by her profession of faith in Jesus Christ, that she was delivered immediately to her eternal heavenly home. Awaiting to welcome her arrival was her parents, son Gary Hicks and brother Kenneth Davis.

She is survived by husband of 64 years Aubrey Melvin Hicks of the home, son Timothy Wayne and wife Teresea Hicks of Memphis, Tn. Two granddaughters; Micki Spencer and Katie Hicks. Three great grandchildren; Aubrey, Dustin, and Hannah Grace Spencer and daughter- in-law Linda Hicks all of Tuscaloosa, Al. Siblings include: Verneal Bohn of O’Brien, Fl., Shirley Detraz of Dunedin, Fl., Earl Davis of St. Charles, Mo., and Vada McFarlane of Pocahontas.

Ouida’s hardy laughter will continue to resonate with those left behind to cherish her memory. Her greatest joy and love in life was her family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Randolph County Nursing Home for the extra care and love they showered on Ouida in her final days and their ongoing excellent level of care that they provide daily to all the residents.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Eric Moffett officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

Randy Lynn Farrin

Pocahontas- Randy Lynn Farrin, 56, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at St.Bernards Medical Center. He was born December 11, 1955 in Phoenix, Az.

He was preceded by his parents Robert Warren, Phill Farrin and Step Dad Bryan Thornburgh and Patricia Bryant Thornburgh and his mother in-law Rosemary B. Nickell.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Gena Farrin of the home. Son Rusty and wife Katie Farrin of New Braunfels, Texas and daughter Roni Farrin of Jonesboro, Ar. 2 brothers; Rick Farrin of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Ronnie Farrin of Washington, D.C. and one sister Robyn Covington of South Carolina.

Randy and Gena where married on June 30, 1978 In Doniphan, Mo. Randy was an avid sports fan, past President of the Baseball Association, coached pee-wee Basketball and Little League Baseball and loved to bowl. Randy worked at Waterloo Industries nearly 30 years and was employed by Hino Motors Manufacturing. Randy graduated from Doniphan High School in 1974.

Funeral service was held Sunday, October 21,2012 at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial followed in Shirley Cemetery in Doniphan, Mo. Visitation was Sunday from 1:00 till service time.

Pallbearers included: Jerry Sharp, Eddie Witt, Rick Hagood, Jerry Lindsey, Chuck Couch and Drew Nickell.

Bessie Jean Bland

Maynard – Bessie Jean Bland, 87, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012.

Born May 13, 1925 in Bowman, Ar. to the late Marion Edward and Stella (Collins) Barber.

She is also preceded in death by husband James Lewis Bland, son Dickie Ray Bland, daughter Cathy Louise Bland and siblings; Margret Munn, Clevie Perry, Cella Brown, Archie Barber, Bill Barber, Woodrow Barber and Gene Barber.

She is survived by her children; Betty Late of Pocahontas, Carl (Linda) Bland, Helen Sullinger, Mary (Jim) Watson, Susie (Steve) Matlock all of Maynard and Steve (June) Bland of Reyno. Grandchildren include; Jimmy Late, Cindy Dauck, Starla Saylors, Scott Bland, Anna Flanery, Jamie Foster, Pam Sellers, Celeste Rice, Dickie Ray Bland, Shane Bland, Jason Thompson, Shelly Seawel, Mike Watson, Bryan Watson, Steve Watson, Sarah Mustread, Rockey Rapert, Cord Rapert and Chalee Whirley. Brother Leyman Barber of Maynard and sister Blanche Sue Nash of Pocahontas.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Witts Chapel Baptist Church in Maynard with Bruce Stone, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include: Scott Bland, Mike Watson, Steve Watson, Bryan Watson, Jamie Foster, Cord Rapert, Rockey Rapert, Jason Thompson, Dickie Ray Bland, Shayne Bland and Jimmy Late.

Ralph Junious Murphy

Imboden- Ralph Junious Murphy, 86, formally of Biggers, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012 at his home. He was preceded by his parents Homer P. Murphy and Ethel and Sammie Moore. One son Ralph Daylon Murphy and one brother Bill Murphy.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor Murphy of the home, one son Gevan Murphy of Imboden, 2 daughters; Ilagene Higginbottom of Ash Flat, Ar and Franchelle Brown of Conway, Ar. Grandchildren; Brandon Murphy of Pocahontas, Aaron Murphy of Imboden, Peyton Murphy of Benton, Laura Wells of Mabelvale, AR., Andrea Higginbottom of Ash Flat, Austin Brown, Ean Brown, Claire Brown all of Conway. 6 great-grandchildren; Ava, Luke, Taylor, Audrey, Clara and Jett. 2 sisters; Barbara Coleman of Bono and Freedia Zatina of Rochester Hills, MI.

Ralph served his country in World War II in the Pacific Theater and was a Staff Sergeant with the 20th Infantry. He was a member of the Biggers Church of Christ Elder, Teacher and Song Leader, he worked an Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America for over 35 Years as a Welder.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Paragould Children’s Home or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Military Honors will be performed by Promberger Traw Post #4556.

Service will be Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ben Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hite Cemetery in Biggers. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00-8:00 at McNabb Funeral Home.

Dorotha Sue Camp

Pocahontas – Dorotha Sue Camp, 75, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born May 16, 1937 in Pollard, AR. to the late Carl and Florence Holcomb.

She is also preceded in death by husband Bill Camp, son Danny Camp, an infant son and sister Mary Holcomb.

She is survived by children; Carolyn (Willie) Ballard, Penny (Dave) Ballard, and Tonna (Rick) Hayes all of Pocahontas and Sharon (Mark) Denney of Jonesboro. Grandchildren include; Danny Dewayne Camp, Shawn Camp, Shannon Camp, Joshua Lee, Matthew Lee, Kayti Cline, Seana Funntus, Kayla Hayes, Eric Hayes, Amanda Ballard, and B.J. Ballard and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Monday, October 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Carl Massey officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 4-7 p.m.

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