Obituaries

James Clinton Bradley

Ravenden- James Clinton Bradley, 83, son of the late James and Beula Bradley passed away Friday, January 07, 2011 at his home.

He was preceded by his parents, daughter Clara Griffitt, son Michael Edward Bradley and son in-law Marty Wayne Wells.

He is survived by his wife Imogene Bradley of the home. Children; Jerry (Jacklyn) Bradley, Wayne (Joann) Bradley, Kathy Wells all of Ravenden, David Bradley of Williford, Debbie Bradley of Ravenden Springs, Jackie Bradley, Peggy Bradley, Hardy Bradley and Sheila Bradley all of Imboden and Cindy (Bobby) Williams of Pocola, OK. 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. 1 brother William Bradley of Hickory Plains, AR, 2 sisters; Jennie Qualls of Mammoth Springs and Margaret Fisher of Des Arc.

Visitation will be Monday From 6-8 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home

Service will be Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the First Assembly of God in Imboden with Michael S. Bradley officiating. Burial to follow in Opposition Cemetery.

Mary Christine Gordon

Pocahontas – Mary Christine Gordon, 91, passed away Thursday, January 06, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born October 22, 1919 in Birdell, AR to the late Henry and Nola Hufstedler.

She is also preceded in death by first husband Glendon Collins, second husband John Gordon, three brothers; Howard, Eugene, and Norman Hufstedler and two sisters; Ruby Wolfe and Ivern Kincade.

She is survived by her children; Shirley Simpson of Jonesboro, Billie (Louie) Ulmer of Paragould, Dianne (Frank) Harris of Paragould, John (Karen) Gordon of Fayette, AL, and Scott (Julie) Gordon of Noblesville, IN. 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, sister Imogene Romines of Pocahontas, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lilia’s Place Children’s Home in the Philippians via Rhonda McDaniel; PO Box 2645; Jonesboro, AR. 72402 or Crowley’s Ridge Academy; A Christian educational facility in Paragould, AR. 72450

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 08, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ralph Wallis officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1-3:00 p.m. prior to service on Saturday.

Darrell Gellette Rice

Maynard – Darrell Gellette Rice, 70, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff.

Born October 03, 1940 in Randolph County to the late Claude and Stella Rice.

He is preceded in death by two brothers; Lehman “Jack” Rice and C.B. Rice. Three sisters; Lorene Marshall, Claudine Nipps, and Zelda Kowalczyk.

He is survived by three daughters; Linette “Teresa” (Troy) Graulichof Milwakee, WI, Kathleen (Howard) Kerley of Rockford and Terri Parish of Rockford, four grandchildren and two brothers; John Rice of Marion, IL and Marion Rice of Pocahontas. Also several nieces, nephews, and a special friend Mike Porter of Poplar Bluff, MO.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements. There will be no services held at this time.

Eula Inis Slayton

Pocahontas – Eula Inis Slayton, 101, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010.

Born February 20, 1909 in Brockett, AR to the late Andrew and Carrie Milam.

She is also preceded in death by husband Alvin Slayton, daughter Betty Lewis, two sisters and one brother.

She is survived by son A.G. Slayton of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, two grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Larry Owen officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 9-10:00 a.m. prior to service.

Pallbearers include: Ronnie Lewis, Paula Lewis, Jeremy Lewis, Jim Mathis, Judy Mathis, and Chad Lane.

Honorary Pallbearers: Luke and Katlyn Mathis Joseph and Victoria Mears.

James Barthel

Pocahontas: Mr. James Barthel, 77, passed away Saturday December25th at Elmcroft in Pocahontas. Mr Barthel was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he was also the first person to become an eagle scout in Randolph County and was very active in charitable work.

He is survived by his daughter Anne Barthel of New York, New York, one aunt, Regina Baltz, two cousins Mary Jones, and Pat Barthel and their families.

Services for Mr Barthel will be at 2:00pm Wednesday December 29th at St. Pauls with burial following in St. Pauls cemetery with Father Athanasius officiating.

Visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:45pm prior to the service in the chapel of Mcnabb Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Mcnabb Funeral Home.

Jimmy Darrell Lawson

Imboden – Jimmy Darrell Lawson, 72, passed away Friday, December 24, 2010.

Born September 20, 1938 to the late Clifton and Myrtle Lawson.

He is preceded in death by both parents, two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by sister Carolyn Chizek and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service will be held Friday, January 07, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Hope Cemetery with Bob McMillon officiating.

Rowena C. Damon

IMBODEN – Rowena Carolyn “Cissie” Damon, 76 of Imboden passed away December 23, 2010 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born on February 1, 1934 near the levee of the Mississippi River at Huffman Arkansas. She is survived by Bob Damon, her husband of 55 years; three children, Rodney Damon of Little Rock, Carmen Dunning of Imboden, and James Damon of Pocahontas; her brother, Larry Hughes of Tishamingo MS; four sisters, Barbara Jinkins of Bradford, TN, Juanita Hannon of Blytheville, Bonita Hughes of Springdale, and Laura Lynn of Rector; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and countless friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by hey Mother and Father, Reginald and Louise Hughes of Memphis, TN; two brothers, Richard Hughes of Huffman and Mike Hughes of Jackson, TN, her sister Regina Warrington of McKenzie, TN and her great-granddaughter, Emma Gale Noblitt of Greenbriar. A loving mother and grandmother who possessed a most blessed personality; she touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all.

Services will be held in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 28th at 1:00 pm, burial to follow in Hope Cemetery.

Millie Lakey

Ravenden Springs – Millie Lakey, 98, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010.

Born December 18, 1912 in Tennessee to the late S.B. and Elizabeth Meese.

She is also preceded in death by husband Lewis Lakey and daughter Core Beth Lakey Dyer.

She is survived by son James Lakey of Utah and daughter Ann Shelton of Denton, Texas, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Gravesville Church Saturday, January 01, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Carl Massey officiating. Burial will follow in Gravesville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-2:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Maynard Hall

Maynard Dale Hall
Maynard Dale Hall (Jr.) passed away on December 21, 2010, at the age of 53. He was born November 30, 1957, at Pocahontas, Arkansas to the late Maynard E. and Phyllis M. Hall.
He graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1976, and later on went on to play college football at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. There, he received an Associates of Arts in Business. For the past 17 years, he worked at Hydro-Temp as a Sales and Marketing Manager. He was an active member within the community. He supported youth sports and charitable organizations.
He was a loving and devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Deborah (Massey) Hall of the home; four daughters: Samantha Hall of Little Rock; McKenzie, Chelsea, and Haley Grace Hall of the home. He is also survived by his mother, Phyllis Hall, and siblings, Linda Newsom, Mary Sharp , Bill Hall all of Pocahontas, and Donita DeClerk of Benton, AR.
Many describe him as “loyal, popular, and fun to be around. A good dancer, he just didn’t look good doing it. Devoted to his family and being a christian.” He leaves behind a lifetime of family, friends, and good memories.
Funeral services will be held at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Visitation will be held December 26, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. on December 27.
In lieu of flowers, a trust has been established for family of Maynard Hall at Iberia Bank.

Bill Henley Spikes

Pocahontas – Bill Henley Spikes, 87, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born October 23, 1923 in Attica, AR to the late Jack and Ina Spikes. He is also preceded in death by one brother and six sisters.

He is survived by wife Imogene Spikes of the home, two daughters; Pam (Philip) Burton and Ann (Tim) Woodruff all of Jonesboro and four grandchildren; Bill & Bart Burton and Libby & Mandy Woodruff.

Mr. Spikes was a WWII veteran and served in Germany. He also worked at Brown Shoe for 41 years and was a member of the Pyburn Street Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gary Colley and Harmon Seawel officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5-7:00 p.m.

Pallbearers include: Bill Burton, Bart Burton, Johnny Spikes, Mike Herndon, Jerald Manning and Tom Green.

Honorary Pallbearers: Libby Woodruff, Mandy Woodruff, Max Long, Ray Kellett, Bill Johnston, Jack English, and Byron Futrell.

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