Obituaries

Ernie Ball

Aiken, SC – Ernie F. Ball, age 92, widower  of the late N. Darlene Ball, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

He and his wife enjoyed 25 years of retirement in Ravenden Springs, AR before moving to Aiken, SC in 2009 for health reasons.

Surviving are 3 sisters, a brother, and his children, Carol Winkler, Janesville, WI, Mrs. Connie Barazza, San Antonio, TX, Mrs. Carmen Goralski, Beloit, WI, E. Robert (Bob) Ball, Walnut Ridge, AR, Richard E. Ball, Aiken, SC, 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thur July 25, 2013 from 12:00- 2:00 P.M.

Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Garden Cemetery

Lela Juanita Earles

Pocahontas- Lela Juanita Earles,  89 passed away July 15, 2013 at Randolph Home

Born June 17, 1924 in Decatur, TX to the late John and Amanda Beam.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband  Howard Earles and son  Cowboy Earles.

She is survived by her sons  Beau Earles of Pocahontas, Billy Joe and Carol Earles of Ravenden Springs, Skeeter and Wanda Harris of Lake Havesu City, AZ, daughter Darlene Earles of Pocahontas. 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at McNabb Funeral Home Wednesday July 17, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Graveside services will be Tuesday July 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Pinedale Cemetery in Pinedale, Wyoming under the direction of Covill Funeral Home.

Jacob William Baker

El Dorado-Jacob William Baker- infant son of Jason L. and Julie D. Baker passed away on July 10, 2013.

Survived by parents, Jason and Julie Baker,  brothers Jarett and Joshua Baker, Maternal Grandparents Don and Becky Wilson of Pocahontas, AR.,  Paternal Grandparents Donnie and Rena Baker of Clarksville, AR.,   and Mary Baker of Russellville, AR., and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There will be a private graveside service for the family.

Richard Lynn Weaver

Oakdale, LA- Richard Lynn Weaver- 58 passed away July 6, 2013.

Born September 16, 1954 in St. Louis, MO to the late Vernon H. Sr. & Jewel Weaver. Richard was a foster parent for 25 years, worked at American Steel for 10 years and retired after 24 years from L.A. Darling.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, daughter Sarah Weaver, mother-in-law, father-in-law.

He is survived by his wife Rhonda Weaver of the home, daughter, Elizabeth (Archie) Barber of Reyno, AR, son, Joshua (Carmen) Weaver of Biggers, Ar. Grandchildren: Makayla Barber, Hunter Barber, Cayden Weaver, McKenzie Barber, Bailey Weaver, Joshua Meeks, Ryan Weaver,  brothers, Vernon H. Weaver Jr of Doniphan, Mo, Larry D. Sr (Janie) Weaver of Guthrie, OK. Sister Lydia Thorton of Springfield, MO.

Visitation will be Friday July 12, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home.

Funeral will be Saturday July 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of  McNabb Funeral Home with Darrell Fears officiating. Burial will follow in the Nelson Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Tracy Wolf, Craig Burris, David Burris, Arthur Weaver, Andy Daily, Lee Stevens, Thomas Daily, Larry D. Weaver Jr.

Honorary pallbearers: Stephen Daily, Hunter Barber, Cayden Weaver.

Gurtie May Williams

Pocahontas-Gurtie May Williams- 87 passed away July 6, 2013.

Born December 23, 1925  in Light, AR to San and Eda Ezell.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband, Rudolph Williams, son, Clifford Williams, daughter Fern Jones, grandsons, Fulton Houston and Brian Jones, granddaughter Jackie Stone, brothers, Joe, Jack, Nolen and Bill Ezell, sister, Polly Brown.

She is survived by Daughters ,Diane Scherrer of Maynard, Dorann Garcia of Ca, Joan Stone of CA, Rosie Houston of Harrisburg, Peggy Gage of OK, daughter-in-law Rita Williams of Reyno.

33 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday July 10, 2013 from 5-7 pm at McNabb Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral will be Thursday July 11, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.. Burial will follow at Overby Cemetery.

Altie Marie Griggs Cox

Pocahontas- Altie Marie Griggs Cox,90, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Born January 23, 1923 in Clay County, Arkansas, Altie was born to the late Charles F.  And Pearl Griggs.

She is preceded in death by her husband W.H. “Baldie” Cox of 59 years, her parents, brothers LeRoy, Gene and Willie Griggs and grandson Michael Johnson.

She is survived by a daughter Christine Cox (John D.) Johnson, son William Grigg (Taftnee Smith) Cox, grandchildren Dr. John D. (Kim) Johnson Jr. Of Huntsville, Alabama, Mark C.(Tracy) Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama, William Matthew (Lindsay) Cox of Salem, Arkansas and Amanda Cox (Luke) Snyder of Pocahontas. Great-grandchildren Katelyn, William, Laura, Emory, Elizabeth, John D. “Jack” Johnson III, Erika, Tayor, Julie Snyder, and Cooper Cox. One brother George Griggs of Pocahontas and sister Genevieve Griggs Lindsey of St. Louis, Missouri.

Altie Marie was a faithful Christian woman always ready to serve others. She had a devoted love for all children. Her family made her life full, happy and fun! No one could walk into her home without being offered food and something to drink. Altie was a wonderful, caring and loving daughter to her parents of whom she was the care givers for over 20 years. Her works were many and her love was strong for the Lord. Words cannot express the depths of her impact on her family and friends; especially her husband “Baldie” for 59 years.

Visitation will be Tuesday July 9, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating.  Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Randolph Home in Pocahontas for their devoted care and service of Altie Marie.

Pallbearers will be Dr. John Johnson, Mark Johnson, Luke Synder, Matthew Cox, Taylor Snyder and William Johnson. Honary pallbearers will be George Griggs, Donnie Griggs and Brian Lindsey.

Carolyn A. Ferros

Pocahontas- Carolyn A. Ferros, 57 passed away July 3, 2013.

Born February 3, 1956 in Ft. Riley, Kansas to John M and Anne E. Patrick.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charle J Ferros, sister Barbara Sue Phillips.

She is survived by her parents John A. and Anne E. Patrick, son Chuck (Micah) Ferros of St. Peter’s, MO., brother James M (Sharon) Patrick of O’Fallon, MO. Many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many beloved friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday July 6, 2013 for 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Sunday July7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Randy Scott officiating

Geneva Geraldine Gainey

Pocahontas- Geneva Geraldine Gainey, 79, of Pocahontas passed away Wednesday July 3, 2013 at St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro.

She was born January 24, 1934 in Dalton to Ernest and Glenna Marriot King.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother William Bud King, sister Loretta (Dee) Bailey, grand daughter Shannon Griffin, and great nephew William Scott King.

She is survived by her daughters Linda (Ted) Griffin of Ypsitanti, MI and Deborah (Jerry) Tolbert of Bellville, MI, her grand children, Shane Griffin of Ypsilanti, MI, Michelle (Shawn) Steveson of Pocahontas, AR and Steve (Kristy) Griffin of Westland, MI, great grandchildren, Tyler Moorman and Kayla Griffin. Sister-in-law Ruth King and nephew William Terry King.

Visitation will be Monday July 8, 2013 from 5:00- 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Ted, Shane, and  Steve Griffin, Jerry Tolbert, Shawn Steveson, Terry King

Honary Pallbearers: Audrey Hall, Paula Lewis, Deborah Tolbert, Kim Gray

William Farrar

Pocahontas- William Whittley Farrar, 73, passed away July 4, 2013.

Born August 27, 1939 in Oakland, CA.  to Major Johnny and Major Irene Robinson

He is preceded in death by his parents, Brother Eugene Farrar, Roland Farrar, son Michael Stephen Farrar, Daughters, Sheila Davenport, and Claudia Powell.

He is survived by Lois Farrar of the home. Children, Cindy Craig-Pocahontas, AR, Susan Kuehl-Killeen, TX, Stephanie West- TX, Stacey Longmire-S.C., Johnny Farrar-TX,  William Farrar- TX, David Farrar- N.C. and Mike Dunn- S.C., Sisters, Elzena Gray- Boise Idaho, Marty Hudson, Lake Sherwood, MO.  many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren.

U.S. Army for 20 years, Korean and Vietnam Veteran. Vietnam SVC Medal with 1 silver and 4 bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Civil Actions Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal .

Served as Commander of VFW Post #4556 Pocahontas, AR. Remained active for many years, aside from term as commander.

Visitation will be Wednesday July 10, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M.  Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery

Pallbearers: Bob Sackett, Joshua Clark, James Sackett, Katrina Clark, Ted Rothe, David Scott

 

Geraldine Harvester

Pocahontas-Geraldine Harvester,94 passed away July 4, 2013 at Randolph Home in Pocahontas, AR.

She was born July 2, 1919 to the late William Henry Fry and Lora (Rogers) Fry. She was also preceded in death by her husband Millard Preston Harvester, three brothers, Roy Raymond and John L. Fry, three sisters, Wilda Fry, Pauline and Lora Mae Brown.

She is survived by one daughter, Sherion Kay (Bill) Gay of Pocahontas, AR., two grandsons, William (Mandy) Gay of Jonesboro, AR., David (Tammy) Gay of Little Rock, AR., five great-grand children, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at McNabb Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday July 6, 2013.  Funeral service will immediately follow visitation with Gerald and Darrell Fears officiating. Interment will be in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Brown, James Lemmons, Doris Williams, Pat Prince, Joe Stayton, and John French.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Dean Brown, Wilburn Brown, David Brown, and Allen VanWinkle.

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