Obituaries

Ethel Lee Caldwell

Pocahontas – Ethel Lee Hart Caldwell, 95, passed away Monday, October 01, 2012 at Randolph Home.

Born August 16, 1917 in Randolph County to the late Thomas Jasper and Elsie Isabelle Hart.

She is also preceded in death by husband Alfred Raymond Caldwell.

She is survived by two brothers; Clyde “Al” Hart and Cleatus and wife Afton Hart all of Pocahontas.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 03, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in Masonic Cemetery with Nelson Henderson officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday prior to service from 10-11 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Charles Dennis Layton, Sr.

Charles Dennis Layton, Sr. of Livingston, TX and Washington, UT, returned to his Heavenly Father of September 30, 2012 after a long battle with Cancer. Charlie was born June 17, 1948 in Engleberg, AR to James Dennis (J.D.) and Myrtle Irene Davis Layton.

Charlie was raised with 2 brothers in Engleberg, AR on his family’s farm, where he learned the value of hard work. After graduating from high school, he attended an Auto, diesel and welding school in Nashville, TN, and worked in a shipping yard as a mechanic. He married, raised 2 boys, ran a tire store in Blanchard, TX and for 6 years. served in the National Guard. Charlie’s love for travel led him to Pipelining for over 26 years, starting as a laborer, operator and working his way up to Coating Foreman.

Charlie loved noodling for catfish and gigging for frogs, he enjoyed cooking for family and friends, especially catfish, hush puppies and pancakes. He loved Nascar, gardening and making wood toys. Charlie took a special interest in helping some of his young pipeliner friends, reaching out to and encouraging them. He never judged people, just accepted them for who they were. He was affectionately known as “King Charlie” or “Whiskers” to his fellow pipeliners, and considered them ‘family’.

Charlie and his sweetheart Debbie were married in Daton, Texas in 1992. They traveled the pipeline circuit for 20 years, making new friends and raising Charlene and Dennis. Debbie and the kids settled back into their Utah home, joining Charlie during spring breaks and most holidays until he became ill in November of 2011. He fought a valiant battle and leaves behind many heartbroken family and friends. He will be sorely missed by all.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Zelda Irene Layton.

Charlie is survived by the love of his life, Deborah Layton of the home, children: two sons from a previous marriage, Charles “Chip” Layton, Jr. of Pocahontas, and Ronald and wife Kim Layton of Carey, N.C. Judith Campbell of Hurricane, UT, Charlene Layton of Washington, UT and Dennis Layton of Washington, UT; brothers, James and wife Linda Layton of Engleberg, AR, Michael and wife Cindy Layton of Maynard and 4 grandchildren. And is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held Monday night from 5-7 p.m with a 7 o’clock rosary following in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Engleberg with Father Anthanius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Vanessa Lynne Williams – Pribble

Wynne, AR – Vanessa Lynne Williams Pribble, 47, passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012.

Born December 02, 1964 in Pocahontas to Doris Lee and Gloria Jean Williams.

She is preceded in death by grandparents; Sylvia and Allen Vanwinkle, uncle J.B. Williams and nephew Samual Mason.

She is survived by husband Vernon Pribble, Jr. of the home, daughter Allison Michelle Pribble and son Parker Ryan Pribble both of Wynne, AR. Brother, Christopher Lee Williams of Dallas, TX., parents; Doris Lee and Gloria Jean Williams of Pocahontas, grandparents; Johnny and Elizabeth Williams also of Pocahontas. Father and mother-in-law, Buddy and Dot Pribble of Wynne, sister-in-law Valerie Mason of Jonesboro and brother-in-law Bryan Pribble of Wynne.

Mrs. Pribble loved to teach and won the KISS FM Rockin Apple award because she was so dedicated to her classroom children. She loved her own children as well as everyone else’s children.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vanessa Pribble College Fund for children’s education. The account is established at First National Bank of Wynne, AR., Wynne Church of Christ Mission Fund or Paragould Children’s Home.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Wynne Church of Christ with a 11:00 a.m. funeral service directly following with Gerald Fears and Fred Strasser officiating. Graveside service will be held in Randolph Memorial Gardens at 3:00 p.m. in Pocahontas, AR.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Clyde Lee McRoberts

Pocahontas – Clyde Lee McRoberts, 78, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born February 02, 1934 in Pocahontas to the late Clyde and Tiny McRoberts.

He is also preceded in death by sister Polly Duckworth.

He is survived by wife Shirley McRoberts of the home, children; Lisa and husband Shawn Grissom of Benton, MO., Matthew and wife Elizabeth McRoberts of Bloomfield, MO., Jaime and husband Jimmy Fry also of Bloomfield, MO., Bobby and wife Amy Hankins of Pocahontas and Deanna O’Dell of Spokane, WA. 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. And two brothers; Norman McRoberts of Dexter, MO and R.G. McRoberts of Dodge City, KS.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Society.

Funeral service will be held Monday, October 01, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Perry Vandergriff officiating. Burial will follow in Sutton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday prior to service from 10-11 a.m.

Dennis Lloyd Hill

Pocahontas – Dennis Lloyd Hill, 56, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012.

Born May 22, 1956 in Pocahontas to the late Lloyd and Lorraine Hill.

He is survived by wife Lisa Hill of the home whom he married in 1983, son Matthew Lloyd Hill and sister Diane Hill of Pocahontas.

Dennis was a Randolph Co. Sheriff Office Deputy from 1975-1980. A trooper for Arkansas State Police from 1980-1996 where he retired. He then went back to work at Waterloo Industries from 1996-2007, he then became a 911 dispatcher in 2009 to present. Mr. Hill was also a member of First Baptist Church.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Van Fund.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at First Baptist Church and a memorial service will be held directly after at 7 p.m. with Eric Moffett officiating.

James Eldon Jarrett, Sr.

Gainesville, VA – James Eldon Jarrett, born October 11, 1934, son of James Ervin and Mary Alice Woolridge Jarrett, departed this life at Prince William Hospital in Manassas, VA on Friday, September 21, 2012 at the age of 77 years, 11 months, and 21 days.

Eldon was very active in church. He served as a deacon for the First Baptists Church in Annandale, VA and the Haymarket Baptist Church in Haymarket, VA.

Eldon attended the rural Jarrett School and graduated from Maynard High School. He continued his education at Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, D.C. graduating with a degree in accounting.

Eldon had a long career as a Certified Public Accountant. He established his own accounting firm in Virginia.

Eldon was preceded in death by his father and mother, James Ervin and Mary Alice Wooldrige Jarrett; two sisters, Bernadine Hill and Minerva Alice Hill; two brothers, Lewis Conway and James Joe Jarrett.

Eldon is survived by his wife of fifty one years, Joan Findlay Jarrett of the home in Gainesville, VA; sons Billy Findlay Jarrett and James Eldon Jarrett, Jr. Of Annandale, VA. Eldon is also survived by one brother; Bennie Ervin and wife Jennie of Randolph County, Arkansas. Eldon is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that he loved and enjoyed visiting.

Funeral will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with nephews, Jason Rapert and Jim Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Jarrett Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: sons and nephews, Dickie Jarrett, John Jarrett, James Jarrett, Arnold Jarrett, Joe Jarrett, Gary Hill, Larry Hill, Billy Jarrett, and James Eldon Jarrett, Jr.

Lanny Eugene Pierce

Pocahontas – Lanny Eugene Pierce, 63, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

Born March 15, 1949 in Doniphan, MO.

He is preceded in death by and an infant sister.

He is survived by wife Barbara Grimsby – Pierce of the home, children; Troy Pierce of Shepherdstown, Wv., Travis L. Pierce of Boulder, Co., Tasha Grass of Rockford, Ill., and step daughter Michelle and husband Eric VanAken also of Rockford, Ill. Grandchildren include; Alexia and Alyssa Pierce of Shepherdstown, Wv., Seth and Angelina of Rockford, Ill., Nicholas and Nettie VanAken also of Rockford, Ill. Parents; Coleman and Georgia Pierce of Pocahontas, brother James L. Pierce of Machesney Park, Ill. and sister Sherry and husband David Schonborg of Ft. Walton Beach, Fl.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Humane Society in Pocahontas, AR.

Memorial visitation will be held Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. and the memorial service will be held directly after at 7 p.m. with Troy Harvey and Charles Carnes officiating in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Keith L. Griffith

Imboden – Keith L. Griffith, 91, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born June 05, 1921 in Estherville, IA to the late Jesse and Florence Griffith.

He is also preceded in death by first wife Betty Griffith, son Brian Keith Griffith, grandson Michael Griffith, two brothers and one sister.

He is survived by wife Bobbie Lou Griffith of the home, two sons; Scott Griffith of Estherville, IA and Thomas Griffith of Seattle, WA. Step sons; Clarence Kenneth and Aaron McMullin. Step daughters; Brenda Madison, Barbara Lawrence, Ina Benson, Miria Wallace and Donna Baker. Grandchildren include: Roxanne Buduch and Jeff Griffith both of Iowa, Jesse Griffith, Jason Griffith, and Jennifer all of Washington, Teresa Pfeffer of Pocahontas, Tammy and Tina both of Iowa and 13 great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in Chesser Cemetery with family and friends officiating. Private visitation will be held.

Jeffery Michael King

Pocahontas – Jeffery “Thin Man” Michael King, 49, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

Born May 15, 1963 in Rossville, GA.

He is preceded in death by father G.L. King, grandfather Sam Campbell and grandmother Sarah Campbell.

He is survived by three sisters; Sherri and husband Timmy Neighbors of Imboden, Tammy Clements of Providence and Shauna and husband Vernon Rowley of Judsonia. Mother Brenda Posey of Imboden and also several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held Friday, September 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with visitation held prior from 5-7 p.m.

Mary Anne Adams

Pocahontas – Mary Anne Adams, 68, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

Born November 17, 1943 in Lincoln, IN. to the late Tom and Jessie Stone.

She is survived by longtime friend Billy Thomas, children; Tom and wife Wendy Adams of Pocahontas, Wendy and husband Jim Cole of Reyno, Grey and wife Robyn Thomas of Springfield and Sarah Thomas of Greenbriar. Grandchildren include: Cory Godwin of Corning, Caleb Godwin, Cody Adams, Tyler Adams, Emily Adams, Hanna Adams, Abbie Adams, Maddie Adams all of Pocahontas, Hunter Cole, Julie Cole and Katie Cole all of Reyno, Justin Thomas and Ally Thomas both of Springfield. Siblings include; Wendell Stone, Virginia “Sis” Newland and Donna Sergent all of Shoals, IN.

Funeral service will be held Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Darrell Fears. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery.

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

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