Martin Edward “Marty” Cagle

Pocahontas- Martin Edward “Marty” Cagle, 59 passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Marty was born December 23, 1954 to Darrell and Marie Cagle Murphy in Pocahontas, AR.

Survived by his loving wife Pat Blevins Cagle of the home, son Jonathan Cagle, mother Marie Cagle Murphy brother James (Lisa) Calgle.

Preceded in death by his father Darrell Cagle.

Marty was a firefighter for the City of Pocahontas and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator for Randolph County and he worked part-time as a deputy for Randolph County Sheriff Department. For several years he served on Randolph County Fair Board as President and Fair manager and also served on the Arkansas State Fair Board. Marty was also the Adjunct instructor at BRTC for EMS and Fire Science. He also served as a Refree and umpire for community league sports.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with James H. Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Members of the Pocahontas Fire Department will serve as Pallbearers.

Esther Townsend

Pocahontas-Esther Townsend, 76, passed away Wednesday March 19, 2014 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, AR.

Esther was born August 6, 1937 to the late Omer Adair Sullivan and Lorene Elizabeth Utton in Missouri.

She is survived by Daughters Kim Hendrix of Star City, AR., and Dianne Wantland of Pocahontas, son Jimmy Townsend of Maynard, grandchildren Kara Tucker of Maynard, Corey Townsend of Maynard, Freddie Wantland Jr. Of Conway, Dusty Wantland of Conway, Chris Townsend of Pocahontas, Tyler Johnston of Jonesboro, sister Evelyn Finley of Iowa, brother Warren Sullivan of West Plains, MO.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sons Bobby Townsend, Dale Townsend, and Tim Townsend.

No services will be held she was cremated.


Charles W. Davis

 Pocahontas-Charles Woodrow Davis, 67, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Charles was born August 9, 1946 in Randolph County to the late Lute Ranson Davis and Fay Marie James.

He is survived by his wife Etta Davis of the home, sons Gregory Davis of Engleberg and Michael (Carla Jo) Davis of Pocahontas, step-grandchildren Jessica Green and David Green, brother Eston Spain of O’Fallon, Mo., several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother James Franklin Davis.

In lieu of flowers a trust has been set-up at Integrity First Bank in Pocahontas to help with funeral expenses.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Billy Keith Stacy

Imboden- Billy Keith Stacy, 69 passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014.

Billy was born January 4, 1945 in Pocahontas, AR. to the late Kent and Verma Stacy.

Billy was a member of the Lawrence County Fair Association for thirty years.

He is survived by his wife Linda Dickson Stacy of the home, children Bobby (Michelle) Stacy of Springdale, AR., Brian Stacy of Pocahotnas, AR., grandchildren Benjamin and Brant Stacy of Springdale, AR., Branigan and Michala Stacy of Cabot, AR., Margie and Billy Keith Stacy II of Pocahontas, AR., great grandchildren Ainsley Stacy, Aubriana and Madilyn Johnson, sister Betty (Danny) Steimel of Pocahontas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kent and Verma Stacy, grandparents Ivan and Glady’s Guntharp, Almon amd Dicy Guntharp and Sular Stacy.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Imboden Methodist Church with Joe Kizer officiating. Burial will follow in the Hope Cemetery

Pallbearers: Denny Durham, Dan Mathews, Jimmy Jones, Davis Mathews, Chad Orrick, Ricky Benson, Buck Sharp, Jeff Witt

John Michael “Mike” Lane

Pocahontas-John Michael “Mike” Lane passed away February 15, 2014 at the age of 61 years. He died at the St Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, AR. He was formally of Pekin, IL.

He was born August 6, 1952 in Normal, IL to the late John Russell and Barbara Ann Lane.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Thomas and son Zack Lane.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife Charlene Lane, three sons Joshua Lane of Canton, IL., Derek Lash of Florida, Joey Lane of Pekin, IL., three daughters Jessica (Cody) Scalf of Canton, IL., Jennifer Lash of Pocahontas, AR., Wendy (Josh) Bickel of Pocahontas, AR., two sisters Cathy Atwood of Pekin, Il and Rebecca Lane of IL., 10 grandchildren Samantha Scalf, Mason Scalf, Morgan Lane, Kennedy Lane all of Canton, IL., Cayden Lash of Florida, Patience Bickel, Tenley Bickel, Marshall Bickel all of Pocahontas, AR., Kaleb and Karter Lane of Pekin, IL.

He worked for Caterpillar in Mossville, IL and Coport in Pekin, IL. He was a member of New Life Fellowship Church in Pekin, IL. Mike was a coach for JFL and youth wrestling. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Memorial will be held in Pekin, IL at a later date.

Everett Lee Sutton

Jonesboro-Everett Lee Sutton, 90, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Everett was born July 21, 1923 in Evening Star, AR to the late Edward and Kate Swan Sutton.

Everett is survived by his wife Lois Sutton of the home, son Gary (Pat) Sutton of Imperial, MO., daughters Dana Sutton and Tanya (Mike)Miller both of Jonesboro, grandchildren Gary (Amanda) Sutton of St. Charles, MO., Teri Sutton of Florida, great-grandson Garrett Sutton of St. Charles, MO., great-granddaughter Claire Maleigh of Florida
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Everett was a WW II medic, attached to the 1st Aux surgical group 1943, and served in the Battles of Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, Northern France, Rhineland Ardennes, Central Europe. He was a member of the O’Kean Free Will Baptist Church.

Everett was a devoted husband for 47 years to his sweetheart Lois. He was a beloved Daddy and gave his children great joy and fun in living. He was an avid Cardinal fan watching every game each season and cheering the team to many victories. He loved the Lord and served him for many years as an active church member and trustee. He leaves behind countless cousins, family and friends. Heavens choir gained a singer and a happy jubilee is beginning for our precious husband and dad.

Visitation will be Monday, March 10, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Craig Miller and Aaron Winfrew officiating in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sutton Cemetery.


Opal Emogene Oldham Ivy

Woodbury, MN-Opal Emogene Oldham Ivy passed away March 4, 2014 in her home with family in Woodbury, Minnesota at the age of 92.

Opal was born on December 4, 1921 in Eaton, Arkansas to Haney and Stella Oldham. On April 25, 1945 she married Thomas Quentin Ivy.

Opal is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Willie Oldham, Carson Oldham and Truman Oldham, and one sister, Knowles Teel.

Opal is survived by two sisters, Willene Johnson and Daphene (John) Campbell; three children, Tom (Gloria) Ivy, Melody (James) Gissel and Quentina (Jose) Mendez; three grandchildren, David (Kristina) Ivy, Christine Ivy, and Katrina Mendez.

Opal was a mighty prayer warrior for the entire family. She will be missed for her incredible capacity to love and inspire others in their journey of faith.

Visitation will be held at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm. in the McNabb Chapel. Burial will take place at the Old Lebanon Cemetery on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Carrie Rose Milligan

Florida- Carrie Rose Milligan, 83, Went to Heaven to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Carrie was born May 13, 1930 to the late Elmer Bennett and Bessie Cunningham Bennett.

She is preceded in death by husbands State trooper Bill Rose Jr. and Floyd Milligan, her parents, son Billy Gene Rose, brother Charles Bennett, sisters Vivian Lindsey and Patsy McMullin.

Survived by daughter Brenda Rose Stokes and husband Ted Stokes of Bagdad, FL, grandchildren, Jason (Kristie) Rose of Jackson, TN, Ashley (Jim) Scavino of Dunedin, FL, Katy Rose of Highland Home, AL, 7 great grandchildren, brother Joe (Madelyn) Bennett of Oneona, AL., sister Lucille Rey of Modesto, CA

Visitation will be Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. in McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Eric Moffett officiating in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery.

Wanda H. Johnson

Jonesboro- Wanda H. Johnson 95, of Jonesboro died Monday, March 3, 2014 at her home.

Wanda was born in 1919 to Hubert and Jeffie Hall in Tuckerman, Arkansas.

She married Joe A. Johnson of Vernon, Alabama in 1939.

She was an alumnus of Freed-Hardeman College and Harding College.

She was a substitute teacher in the public schools of Shreveport, Louisiana and was a Bible class teacher for many years. She lived in Pocahontas for 15 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by two childred: daughter Wanda Jo Moseley and her husband Owen of Jonesboro and son Donald and his wife Nancy of Springfield, MO. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Don Moseley of Rogers, AR., Christy Ann Blakeney and her husband Thomas of Jonesboro, Amy Johnson of Antioch, TN., Laura Moore and her husband Josh of Lapeer, MI., four great-grandchildred, Jonathan and Jacob Moseley, Alyssa Blakeney and Katelynn Moore. In addition, she is survived by her older sister, Norris Anderson of Little Rock, AR.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 7 at 2:00 P.M. at the Pyburn Street Church of Christ in Pocahontas with interment in Gracelawn Cemetery in Tuckerman.

Visitation will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday until service time.

Those who wish to make a contribution in memory of her in lieu of flowers, please make them to the Children’s Home in Paragould, AR.

Active pallbearers include: Geven Murphy, James Rickman, David Cox, Matt Byrd, Max Long, Mike Dunn, Byron Futrell, Earl Hager, and Josh Rudder.


Honorary pallbearers: will be the elders and their wives of the Pyburn Street Church of Christ.

Bobby Joe “Bob” Johnson

Maynard- Bobby Joe “Bob” Johnson, 70 went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Bob was born October 7, 1943 in Hillstring, AR to the late Johnny Pickney and Vera Hassel Finnie Johnson.

Bob was a member of Witt’s Baptist Church in Maynard, AR.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary Johnson of the home, son Tim (Vickie) Williams of Owensboro, KY, daughter Tammy (Steve) Layton of Maynard, 7 Grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brothers Charles (Caroline) Johnson of St. Louis and Jim (Marie) Johnson of Corning, sister Dorothy (Gary) Hart of Corning, several nieces , nephews and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Bruce Stone officiating. Burial will follow in the Jarrett Cemetery.

Pallbearers:Tim Williams, Ronnie Cox. Bradley Rowe, Dickie Jarrett, Benny Jarrett, Thad Poore.

Honorary Pallbearers: Waylon Brooks, Lavon Pease, Bemiss Poore.

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