Obituaries

Glendora Carter

Glendora Carter of Pocahontas, AR. Went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 01, 2012 at Randolph County Nursing Home. Glendora was born December 10, 1930 to Milas and Nora Haynes. Glendora and C.W. Carter were married on April 07, 1951.

Glendora was preceded in death by her parents Milas and Nora Allred Haynes, 6 brothers; Warren, James, Raymond, Daily, Carl and Bill, two sisters; Glennis Ogden and Gladys Eddington.

She is survived by her husband C.W. (Dub) of the home, daughter Linda White of Jonesboro, AR, two sons; Rick (Nanette) and Bruce (Gaye) of Pocahontas, AR. Grandchildren; Kara White of Jonesboro, Casey, Kristen and Hannah Carter of Pocahontas and 1 great granddaughter Clara Carter of Pocahontas. One sister Hazel Wallis of San Diego, CA.

Glendora was a loving wife, mother and granny as well as a factory worker at Cinch for 30 years. She was a member of the O’Kean Church of Christ until 2003 when her and Dub moved to Pocahontas and became members of the Skaggs Church of Christ in Pocahontas, AR.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Walnut Ridge Children’s Shelter, The Church of Christ Children’s Home in Paragould or to the Randolph County Nursing Home Foundation in memory of Glendora.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, April 05, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Darrell Fears officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include: Chad Williams, Bob French, Brad French, William Haney, Rob Lence, Clay Stroud, and Ronnie Parten.

Mary Murphy Wilson

Jonesboro- Mary Murphy Wilson, 93, daughter of the late Wilson Hendrix Murphy and Kate Raborn Murphy, passed away Sunday, April 01, 2012 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph Thomas Wilson Sr. , brother Herbert Swain and granddaughter Valerie Wilson Grambling.

She is survived by her children Dr. Joseph T. Wilson Jr. (Gail) of Jonesboro, Ar, Rosemary Wilson Davis (Milas) of Mt. Pleasant, Tx. and Dr. Michael Murphy Wilson (Mary Lou) of Euless, TX. Grandchildren; Russell Wilson of Conway, Ar, Karen Price of Jonesboro, Ar, Lisa Snyder of Fayetteville, Ar, Tiffani Foltz of Little Rock, Ar, Trey Davis of Austin, Tx, Melanie Davis of Atlanta, Ga, Joe Mike Wilson of Jonesboro, Ar, and Kimberly Ferguson of Marietta, Ga, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Mary was the owner of Mary’s Flower Shop and Kelly’s Grill in Pocahontas, Ar, and Arkansas Bazaar in Jonesboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House of Jonesboro: 1148 East Matthews, Jonesboro, Ar 72401 or the First Untied Methodist Church of Pocahontas, Ar.

Service will be held Wednesday, April 04, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ed Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held prior to service from 10:30 until service time.

Pallbearers will be Russell Wilson, Joe Mike Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Maclane Wilson, Brian Ferguson and Jonathan Snyder.

Verl Ray Waymon

Pocahontas – Verl Ray Waymon, 85, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Born April 11, 1926 in Randolph County to the late Fred and Edna Waymon.

He is also preceded in death by step brother Lawson Bass.

He is survived by wife Notre Waymon of the home, son Danny (Roberta) Waymon of Pocahontas, daughter Deborah (Joe) Moceri of North Carolina, two grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two sisters; Joyce Cooper of Pocahontas and Shirley Reed of North Little Rock.

Funeral service will be held Monday, April 02, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be performed by Promberger Traw Post #4556.

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

Thelma LoDelia Beegle

Pocahontas – Thelma LoDelia Beegle, 82, passed away at Randolph Home peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

She was born April 28, 1929, the daughter of the late A.N. Marshall and Mary Sue Baker Marshall.

She is also preceded in death by her sister Hazel Naney.

Survivors include her daughters; Barbara (Lawrence) Bergman of Pocahontas, Carolyn Jones of Jonesboro, Charlene (Stanley) Schulte of Little Rock; one son Mark Beegle of Jonesboro. Granddaughters; Tracie Bergman of Jonesboro, Brin Schaechtel of Memphis, TN., Haley Beegle of Jonesboro; Grandson Matthew Beegle of Jonesboro. Great granddaughter Morgan Martin of Batesville and one niece Peggy Lindsey of Pocahontas.

A member of St. Paul Catholic Church, where she enjoyed serving her church in holy hour each week. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company of 29 years. She loved working at St. Paul Daycare after her retirement for enjoyment, where she was affectionately called “Granny”. She loved solving cross word puzzles, attending her grandchildren’s activities and drinking coffee.

Anyone who wishes to make a memorial in honor of Mrs. Beegle, may do so to St. Paul Catholic Church in Pocahontas.

Memorial service will be private and held at a later date. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Ketchel Freeman Davis

Williford – Ketchel Freeman Davis, 69, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Fulton County Hospital.

Born January 31, 1943 in Armstrong Community to the late Millard and Jancy (Brown) Davis.

He is also preceded in death by brother Kelsie Davis.

He is survived by wife Shirley Davis of the home, daughter Katey Holloway and son Kevin Davis both of Williford. Grandson Colton Holloway of Williford, siblings; E. A. Davis of Williford, Fredia Collins of Wirth, AR and Connie Yager of Highland, AR.

Graveside service will be held Friday, March 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Bradford Cemetery with Tracy Wilson officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home.

Thelma Imogene (Winchester) Powell

Imboden – Thelma Imogene Winchester Powell, 90, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012.

Born July 30, 1921 in Imboden to the late William Owen Winchester and Eula Mae (Weir) Winchester.

Married the late Harmon T. Powell on August 04, 1940.

She is also preceded in death by one son Robert L. Powell, one sister and three brothers.

Mrs. Powell was a member of Black Rock Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by two sons; Albert (Barbara) Powell and Gerald (Connie) Powell both of Imboden. Four grandsons; Bill (Janna) Powell of Imboden, David Powell of Paragould, Mark (Deena) Powell of Batesville and Jason (Keri) Powell of Hot Springs. Six great grandchildren, three foster great grandchildren, four sisters; Mary Anna Davis of Walnut Ridge, Ernestine Brewer and Ruth (JB) Smith all of Black Rock and Martha Sellers of Warsaw, IN. One brother Robert (Vetrix) Winchester of Pocahontas.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gaylon Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.

Pallbearers include: Bill Powell, David Powell, Mark Powell, Jason Powell, Bobby Powell, and Buford Eagan.

Honorary Pallbearers: Judson Spellings

Oleita Fay Harold Young

Pocahontas – Oleita Fay Harold Young, 76, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 in Las Vegas.

Born August 23, 1935 in McDougal, Arkansas to the late Henry Raymond and Opal Oma (Halcomb) Culver.

She is also preceded in death by twin sister Oneida May Cox.

Mr. & Mrs. Young lived half of the year in Las Vegas and half the year in Pocahontas.

She is survived by her husband Merle Young of the home, children; Joniece Trammel of Pocahontas, Teri Lewis of Branson and Scott Harold of Corning. Stepchildren; Jody Thielemier of Arkansas, Darrell Young of Texas and Clint Young of California. 8 grandchildren; Alesia Spears of Oklahoma, Olivia Pate, Rachel Koons, Hannah Trammel, Benjamin Thielemier and Tahnee Green all of Arkansas, Austin Young of California, Tiffany Samis of Tennessee and 6 great grandchildren. Siblings include; Cleo Canon, Ruby Daulquist both of Florida, Genivee Gillman of Arizona and Loy Culver of Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers the family of Oleita requests donations to the scholarship she set up in memory of her father, Henry Culver. Donations may be made to Henry Culver Music Scholarship; Attention Vickie French; BRTC Financial Aid Office; PO Box 468; Pocahontas, AR. 72455. The family appreciates so much your thoughts and prayers during the loss of this very special person in their lives. Thank you for honoring her memory with us.

Funeral service will be held Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Dr. Rocky Starnes and Dr. Doug Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

Pallbearers include: Doug Cox, Kevin Foster, Zack Koons, Zack Pate, Darrell Young and Clint Young.

Sharon (Nicks) Kellett

Conway- Sharon (Nicks) Kellett, 64, daughter of the late Charles and Jessie Nicks passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 in Conway.

She is survived by her children; Chad Heritage of Benton, Jeremy Kellett of Vilonia and Tiffany Kellett of Memphis and 7 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 12-2 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with service starting at 2:00 P.M. with Mike Kellett officiating. Burial will follow in Blount Cemetery.

Leola Carolyn Vanderver

Pocahontas – Leola Carolyn Vanderver, 71, daughter of the late Leo and Gladys Spray passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 at Pocahontas Nursing & Rehab.

She was preceded by her parents, husband Ernest Vanderver Sr., infant Son Michael Vanderver, one daughter Bonnie Marts, one great grandson Anthony Lavergne.

She is survived by one son Ernest(Jennifer) Vanderver of Bono, 2 daughters; Conny Penny of Paragould, Ar and Anna (Billy) Ray of Imboden. Grandchildren; Jason Jones, Shauna Armstrong, DeCora Bonner, Talia Bunn, Kevin Lavergne, Kegan Penny, Adrian Penny, Tiffany Clements, Amber White and Michael Vanderver and 12 great-grandchildren. One sister Shirley Garret and one brother Jack Spray both of Illinois. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Ernest Vanderver house at 6792 Hwy 228 Bono, Ark.

Leola was past President of Midsouth Herb Society. As her children grew up she was a surrogate mother to many of their friends, she was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Howard Arthur Earles

Dalton – Howard Arthur Earles, 91, son of the late Bill and Birdie Earles passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

He was preceded by his parents and one son Cowboy Earles.

He is survived by his wife Juanita Earles of the home. Two sons; Beau Earles of Pocahontas and Billy Earles of Dalton and one sister Darlene Earles of Pocahontas. Also 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral home. Burial will follow in Pinedale, Wy., Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Pinedale Cemetery with Harold Asire officiating.

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