Ray “Tom” Haley

Pocahontas – Ray “Tom” Haley, 90, passed away Thursday, March 08, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born April 16, 1921 in Warm Springs to the late Archie and Josie Haley.

He is also preceded in death by wife Ava Haley, three brothers and one sister.

He is survived by son Rick and wife Susan Haley of Pocahontas and two grandchildren; Terence Haley and Travis and wife Tracy Haley both of Conway, AR.

Funeral service will be held Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Harmon Seawel and Jon Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery.

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

Naoma Elizbeth Hudson

McKinney, TX. – Naoma Elizabeth Hudson, 86, daughter of the late Homer and Holcie Bennett passed away Tuesday, March 06, 2012 in Texas.

She was preceded by her parents and husband of 62 years, Paul Hudson who preceded her in March of 2008.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Nancy Gilbert and husband Wendell of McKinney, TX and Mary Anne Hudson and husband Drew Ortyn of New Town Square, PA. 3 grandchildren; Paul Gilbert, Lindsay Hudson Ortyn and Schaffer Hudson Ortyn. 1greatgrandchild Gemma Gilbert and one brother Johnny Bennett of Pocahontas.

Service will be Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the White Oak Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, AR. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00-8:00 at McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery.

Elma (Dean) Gimlin

Doniphan, MO – Elma Grace (Dean) Gimlin, 58, passed away Saturday, March 03, 2012 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, MO.

Born July 31, 1953 in Pocahontas to the late James A.”Junior” and Ruth (Turner) Dean.

She is preceded in death by brother, James “Joe” Leroy Dean and sister, Bobbie Lynn Dean.

She is survived by sons; Terry Purvis and Bobby Joe “BJ” Gimlin both of Doniphan, MO. Daughter, Cassie Gimlin and partner Brandon Bruce of Doniphan, MO. Two grandchildren; Hunter and Leland Bruce. Three sisters; Betty White and husband Charles of Pocahontas, Anna Dean and husband Wayne of Pocahontas and Katie Tracy and husband James of Arnold, MO. One brother, Jerry Dean and wife Pam of Doniphan, MO. Victoria Hipps of Doniphan, MO., to whom she was especially close. Victoria referred to Elma as “Mom”. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many others who loved her very much.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

Carlton Eddie Hennings

Carlton Eddie Hennings of Maynard passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

Mr. Hennings was born on April 7, 1941, in rural Randolph County, Arkansas, to Naomi and Robert Hennings.

After graduating from Emerson High School in Gary, Indiana, he joined the United States Air Force. On June 23, 1967, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Etheredge. He retired from the Air Force in 1982 at the rank of Master Sergeant. He is remembered by friends and family as a proud patriot and servant of his country. An avid outdoorsman, he spent many happy days in Randolph County hunting and fishing, and he was a fierce advocate for conservation. He enjoyed playing softball, and was an excellent pitcher. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. As a volunteer at Maynard Elementary School and active member of Witt’s Chapel Baptist Church, he was beloved by his community.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Etheredge Hennings of Maynard, AR; son, Carlton Hennings, Jr., of Biggers, AR; daughter, Leah Hennings, of Little Rock, AR; grandson, Kevin Hennings of Biggers; two granddaughters: Charlotte Leigh of Mt. Home, ID, and Rebecca Rainwater of Little Rock; and a great-grandaughter, Pandora Rose Leigh of Mt. Home, ID. He is also survived by his brother, Bob Hennings of Warner Robbins, GA; his Aunt, Ina Bland of Maynard, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two brothers, Jim and Clifford; and a sister, Verna.

In place of flowers, the family encourages donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in his honor.

Visitation will be held at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas on Wednesday, March 7, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 8, at Witt’s Chapel Baptist Church with Bruce Stone officiating. Mr. Hennings will be cremated directly after.

Lonnie Reed

Pocahontas – Lonnie Reed, 66, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born May 18, 1945 in Pocahontas to the late Elmer and Pearlie Mae (Cook) Reed.

He is also preceded in death by son Dirk Reed and brother Jerry Elmer Reed.

He is survived by wife Judy Reed of the home, two sons; Dewayne and Deon Reed both of Pocahontas. Daughter Cathy Raines of Pocahontas, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Three brothers; Ricky and Don Reed both of Pocahontas and Billy Reed of Jonesboro, five sisters; Pat Spence of Trumann, Sharon Barber and Shelia Ballard both of Pocahontas, Janette King of Hot Springs and Juanita Gee of San Antonio, TX and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 03, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gary Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Jerry Presley, Richard Pfeiffer, Michael Halliburton, Bill Thatch, Camron Crawford and Archie Barber.

Elma Naomi Manning

Pocahontas – Elma Naomi Manning, 92, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 at Randolph Home.

Born July 28, 1919 in Mississippi to the late Carl and Mary (Sanford) Holmes.

She is also preceded in death by husband Les Manning, a son and a daughter.

She is survived by son Eddie Moore of Knoxville, TN., three daughters; Annette Budzban of Pocahontas, Sherry Mount of Round Lake Beach, IL., and Karen Segraves of Collierville, TN., 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, two brothers; Alton Holmes of Louisiana and Jim Holmes Texas, and sister Betty Boutewell of Louisiana.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Nelson Henderson and Chris Powell officiating. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Glen Kmiecik

Warm Springs – Glen Kmiecik, 70, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born January 12, 1942 in Texas to the late Frank and Frances Kmiecik.

He is survived by wife of 46 years Paulette Kmiecik of the home, son Michael and wife Melissa Kmiecik, daughter Mary Elizabeth and husband Michael Hernandez all of California, seven grandchildren; Laura Bran, Clayton Coffey, Evan and Justin Ronson, Adrian and Wyatt Kmiecik and Josie Bamerg, sister Janice Causey of Texas.

Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 03, 2012 at Hamil Community Church.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Myrtle Letha Johnson

Mrs. Myrtle L. Johnson, age 87 was called home on Sunday February 26, 2012.

Born August 27, 1924 to Luther Ramson and Mary Stanley. She worked at Brown Shoe Co. until retiring in 1986. Myrtle was a member of the First Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge Ark.

Survivors include her three children Earnest Johnson, Jane Greenfield, and Janet Johnson. Grandchildren Wayne Johnson, Greg Johnson, Dominic Johnson, Chastity Johnson, Ken Finley, and Tanya Hicks. With a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and numerous friends.

Visitation will be a McNabb Funeral Home Pocahontas, Ark. on Friday March 2nd from 6 pm. to 8 pm., funeral will be on March 3rd at 10 am. The family is welcoming all family and friends to come and celebrate the life of our matriarch.

Mary Jane Simington

Mary Jane Simington, 91, of Denton, Texas passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Mary Jane was born September 11, 1920 in St. Louis Missouri to Robert Vern Watton and Adele Schwarting Watton. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Francis Liston Simington.
Mary Jane and Liston lived in the Ingram and Pocahontas community for 50 years before moving to Denton, Texas to be closer to family. Mary Jane also was owner of the H&R Block in Pocahontas for several years before retiring.
Mary Jane is survived by one daughter, Loretta Roche and husband Richard, of Dayton, Nev.; three sons, Ronald Simington and wife Diane, of Denton, Texas, Kenneth Simington and wife Janice, of Nashville, Tenn., and Francis Simington and wife Maureen, of Corpus Christi, Texas. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Brian and Daniel Roche, Kenneth, Tony, Sarah, Lucas, Henry and Adam Simington; three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rocky Starnes officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home

Mary Ann Magruder

Pocahontas- Mary Ann (Thompson ) Magruder, 77, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Randolph County Nursing Home in Pocahontas, AR.

Mary, and her twin sister Mildred, were born November 2, 1934 in Pocahontas, AR to the late Clarence and Bessie (Mitchell) Thompson.

She is also preceded in death by husband Waldo Magruder, two sisters; Hazel Pickett and Joyce Christie, one nephew, Robert Tyler and one great nephew.

She married the late Waldo Magruder in 1963 and resided in Doniphan, Mo until 2009, when health complication brought her back to Pocahontas to be near her family. Mary had been a member of the Doniphan VFW Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She had worked at several retail establishment in Doniphan over the years. Mary loved playing Bingo, fishing, and above all reading.

Mary is survived by her twin sister, Mildred Tyler of Pocahontas another sister, Doris Eckhardt of Lebanon, OH and one brother Jim Thompson (Carol) of Pocahontas.

Although Mary had no children of her own, she was the “second Mom” to many nieces and nephews and others who loved her very much.

In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be sent to the Randolph County Library.

There will be Visitation for Mary Magruder on Monday, February 27, 2012 from 4:00-6:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Doniphan, MO.

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