James Newton Thames

Imboden- James Newton Thames of Imboden, Arkansas died January 20, 2014. He was the husband of Lacrecia Sue Statler.

Mr. Thames was born on February 19, 1949 in Amarillo, Texas and resided in Austin, Texas most of his life. In 2005, he married his beloved wife Lacrecia Statler. Upon his retirement in 2012, the couple moved to Imboden, Arkansas, to be near Lacrecia’s family.

Mr. Thames served in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1983. He served aboard ship as a radio operator during and after the Vietnam War.

Following military service, he worked for the State of Texas in Austin in various capacities from 1984 until his retirement in 2012.

Mr. Thames was preceded in death by his father, Elmo Lavern Thames. He is survived by his mother, Joan Boston Thames Carrell of Temple, Texas, his brother, William Dayton Carrell of Temple, Texas, a son Tommy Boston Thames of Las Vegas, Nevada and three step sons from Thailand.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 23,2014 from 1:00-2:00 P.M. with funeral service following at 2:00 P.M. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Kaiser officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery.

Elsie Juanita Weiner

St. Louis, MO- Elsie Juanita Weiner, 96 went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

Elsie was born October 29, 1917 to the late Jarrett Franklin and Fannie Carolyn Taylor in Randolph County.

Survived by her sister Vada Curtis of California, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, siblings, Duke Taylor, Bill Taylor, Bessie Hagood, Wilson Taylor and Buddy Taylor.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery.

Dexter Allen Kincade

Dexter Allen Kincade,23,of Maynard passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014.

He was born in Memphis, Tennessee June 4, 1990,to Richard and Lisa Kincade.

Preceding him in death were his grand parents Dickie Kincade, Walter Ben and Lucille Shoe.

Survivors include one grand mother Diane Kincade of Pocahontas and special aunt Sherie Tweedy of Pocahontas. Sister Amanda and Nick Caldwell of Brookland, Ar. Brother Walter Kincade and Ashley Ward of Maynard.

Dexter loved to play ball. He enjoyed being outside and going for a ride in the truck. He also loved checking the cows and going to the river and riding in the boat with the water splashing on his hand. He was a very unique young man who loved his family and loved life. He was a very special angel, his smile would just melt your heart.

Visitation will be Sunday January 20, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on January 21, 2014 at Homeplace Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Karen Hutton officiating.

Una Bell Songer

Moscow Mills, MO- Una Bell Songer, 93 of Moscow Mills, MO. formerly of Pocahontas passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014.

She was born in Kennett, MO September 10, 1920 to the late George and Lola Sandefer.

Preceding her in death husband Elmyn T. Songer, father George Dewey Sandefer,mother Lola M. Dublin Sandefer, brother George Sandefer Jr., 4 sisters Clara Philpot, Dorothy Mayfield, Hattie Rains, Elvia Skaggs.

Survivors include 2 sons David (Connie) Songer, Moscow Mills, MO, Stan (Carla) Songer, St. Charles, MO., 3 daughters Wanda (Bob) Hefner, Maynard, AR., Mae (John) Adams, Miraamar Beach. FL., Donna (Lester) Williams, Corning, AR. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. . Also 2 sister Wilma Luciano, Terrebonne, Oregon and Flora Morgan, Troy, IL.

Visitation will be Sunday January 19, 2014 from 5:00- 7:00 P.M. Funeral service will be Monday January 20, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Steve Hefner, Greg Hefner, Mike Songer, Ted Songer, Jason Hefner, John Adams, Jim Skaggs.

Rheta Afton Hart

Pocahontas, Rheta Afton Shaver Hart, age 94, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014, at her home in Pocahontas. Born in November 17, 1919, she was the widow of Cleatus Hart. Life partners for 69 years, they married on January 30, 1943, while Cleatus was in the U.S. Army.

She was the youngest daughter of the late Rufus L and Clara Amanda Campbell Shaver and the sister of the late Raye F. Goff and the late Ruth Leland Ulmer. An infant son; a brother, Doc Shaver and a 10 year old sister, Leslie Shaver, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by five nieces and a nephews; Rosemary McKinley of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; James Dary Goff of Farmington, Arkansas; Elizabeth Ann “Becky” Holmes of Romance, Arkansas; Jim Ulmer of Pocahontas ; and David Goff of Paragould, Arkansas. Several great-nieces and great nephews also survive. She is also survived by thwir god-child, Donna McKnight of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at McNabb Fuenral with burial at the Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas. Visitation will be on hour before the service.

She was of the Church of Christ belief.

Pallbearers: Steve Kincade, Dale Cullison, Jim Ulmer, David Goff, Leonard Holmes, Bryan Thielemier.

Honorary Pallbearers: Cameron Ulmer, Brandon Goff, Jamie Cupp, Jesse Poole, Steven Adair, Mike Goff, Cal Holmes,

Lisa Ann Kincade


Lisa Ann Kincade 53, of Hoxie, AR departed this life December 31, 2013. She was born in Pocahontas on April 5, 1960.

She is survived by son Shawn Kincade of Walnut Ridge and daughter Mikki Kincade of Hoxie.

Three grandchildren Chase Kincade, Rome McEntire and Kobe Reese all of Hoxie. One sister Linda Lenderman of Brookland, five brothers Jim Parten of Lakewood, Colorado, Larry Parten of Lufkin, Texas, Theodore Parten, of Paragould, Ronnie Parten of Pocahontas and Donald Parten of Pocahontas

Preceding her in death her father E.O. (Buster) Parten, mother Iline (Sid) Spradlin Parten, brother Bill Parten and two sisters Nancy Chastain, and Brenda Oxford.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday January 3rd at McNabb Funeral Home. Grave side services will be held at Randolph Memorial Gardens at 2:00 p.m Saturday, January 4th.

Pallbearers: Shawn Kincade, Scott Oxford,  Nathan Newby, Mike Kincade, Lynn Barnes, Nathan Clark. Honorary Pallbearers: Chase Kincade, Rome McEntire, Kobe Reese, Gene Kincade, Rocky Stevens.


Virginia Gunter

Imperial, Missouri- Virginia Gunter, 83, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013.

Virginia was born January 11, 1930 in Bruce, Mississippi to the late “Bub” Thomas and Ethel Webster Pendergrass.

She is survived by her daughter Kerry Donna (David) Gunter- Schmittgens of Cedar Hill, Missouri, son Gary (Mary) Gunter from Farmington, Missouri., Grandchildren, Nicole (Chase) Girard of Imperial, MO., John Schmittgens of Cedar Hill, MO., Danielle (Jon) Emert of Glendale, MO., Johnathan (Lisa) Gunter Fredricktown, MO., and Angela (Mitch) Mueller of Barnhart, MO., and Matthew Gunter of Festus, MO., great grandchildren Ashton Girard, Aiden Emert, Alexis Emert, Gabrielle Mueller, Mary Grace Mueller.

She is preceded in death by brothers, Bob Pendergrass, Thomas Pendergrass, Bill Pendergrass, and Harold Pendergrass, sisters Carolyn Sue Brooks and Dorothy Jean Pendergrass.

Graveside service will be Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Masonic Cemetery.

Ross M. Scott

Pocahontas-Ross M. Scott, 103 passed away December 24, 2013.

Ross was born August 2, 1910 to the late Judge and Elizabeth Haley Scott in Haskell, AR.

Ross M. Scott was a Ammunition Handler in the Army from October 19, 1942 to September 10, 1943.

Ross  is survived by 3 nieces, 7 nephews, 4 great nieces, 5 great nephews, 2 great great nieces, 5 great great nephews, special friends  June Clark and Hank McNabb.

Preceded in death by parents, wife Beth Scott, 3 sisters, Mary O’Dell, Iva Mains, and Syible Flagg, 1 nephew.

Visitation will be Monday, December 30, 2013 from 9:00-10:00 A.M. funeral service will follow at 10:00 A.M. At McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.

Beverly Lou Byrd Sims

Pocahontas- Beverly Lou Byrd Sims, 76, went to be with the Lord December 19, 2013

Beverly was born April 22, 1937 in Poynor, MO to the late Orace and Lena Mae Hagood Jones.

Beverly was a member of the Maynard United Methodist Church.

Beverly is survived by her children Randall Wayne Byrd of Pocahontas, Billy G. Jr. ( Carol) Sims of Pocahontas, Benjamin C. (Nancy) Sims of Cabot, Belinda K Humway of Jonesboro, grandchildren Adam (Layla) Byrd of Middlebrook, Lena Byrd of Birmingham, AL, Andrea Bailey of Jonesboro, Laura Liz Sims of Pocahontas, Katelyn Sims and Ashley Sims of Cabot, Sarah Humway of Jonesboro, Great grandson Hudson Garr Byrd of Middlebrook. She is also survived by many beloved cousins who were just like brothers and sisters to her.

Beverly is preceded in death by Husbands Bobby Neil Byrd and Billy Gene Sims Sr., sons Bobby Orace Byrd, Brian Lee Sims and Johnny Neil Byrd, parents Orace and Lena Jones.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Alma Hastings officiating. Burial will follow in Maynard Cemetery.

Charles Preston Parten

Pocahontas- Charles Preston Parten, 87, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro.

Preston was born December 23, 1925 to the late Charlie and Melissa Johnson Parten in Pocahontas, AR.

Survived by children, Larry (Karen ) Parten of Pocahontas, AR., Debbie Lynn (Kenny) Johnson of Pocahontas, AR., Donna Kay Campbell of Santa Rosa Beach, FL., David Wesley (Cindy) Parten of Biggers, AR., sister Wanda Bass of Pocahontas, AR., grandchildren Natalie Kingery, Rachel Jines, Leslie Godwin, Steven Johnson, Eric Campbell, Jason Campbell, Sara Becker, Adam Rogers, Wesley Parten, Jonathan Parten, 15 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by Parents, wife Dorothy Parten, son Jimmy Parten, brother Zeldon James, sister Fay Davis, Lucille Jones, son-in-law Ricky Campbell.

Visitation will be Friday, December 20, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Garden Cemetery.

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