Naomi Darlene Ball

Aiken, S.C. – Naomi Darlene Ball, 84, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012.

Born November 29, 1927 in Cuba City, IL to the late Walter Earl and Garnet Carmen (Benham) Herring.

She is also preceded in death by three brothers; Eddie, Ray and Don. And two sisters; Dessie and Irene.

She is survived by husband Ernie Franklin Ball whom she married in 1947. Five children; Carol Winkler of Janesville, WI., Connie and husband Ray Barraza of San Antonio, TX., Carmen and husband Jamison Goralski of Beloit, WI., Bob and wife Lori Ball of Walnut Ridge, AR and Richard and wife Lynde Ball of Aiken, S.C. 16 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Ball and her husband Ernie lived in Canton, IL until they moved to Emerald Grove, WI. in 1957. And then retired to Pocahontas, AR. in 1983 until 2009 when they moved to Aiken, S.C. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Also, her favorite hobbies were crocheting, sewing, quilting and crafts.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held prior to service from 12-2 p.m.

Estelle Beatrice Foster

Corning – Estelle Beatrice Foster, 86, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 at Corning Therapy and Living Nursing Home.

Born October 23, 1925 in Oklahoma to the late Edward and Virginia Tarwater.

She is also preceded in death by husband of 50 years William Foster, son Steven Foster, daughter Virginia Foster, two sisters; Mary and Popcorn Gates and brother Melvin Kerley.

She is survived by children; Estelle Ladd of Corning, Ar., Marlene Fudge of Red Bud, Ill, Harold Sischo of Walnut Ridge, William Elmo Foster, Jr. of Corning, AR and Jimmy Don Foster of Troy, Mo. 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Siblings include; Wendy Manis of Pocahontas, Dorathy Finney of Michigan City, In., Beaulah High and Vada Wafford both of Paragould. And numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Church of Christ Children’s Home in Paragould, AR.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jon Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Sharum Cemetery.

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

Franklin Joe Melton

Pocahontas- Franklin “Joe” Melton, 68, passed away Friday, September 07, 2012 at his home.

He was preceded by his parents; Eurskin and Buelah (Mae) Melton, brother James Steven Melton and nephew Chandler Melton.

He is survived by his wife Marcia Melton of the home. 3 daughters; Mary (Mike) Briscoe of Searcy , Ar., Christy (Kendall)Davis of Pocahontas and Holly (Steve) Sharp of Maynard.
And his brothers and sisters; Darrell Melton of Maynard,Wayne Melton of Raleigh ,North Carloina Gene Peoples of Stokes, Pat Hickey of Alma, Len Peoples of Maynard, Janice Judd of Paragould, Danny Peoples of Maynard, Sharon Ross of Paragould, Tina Almassey of Reyno and Samantha Melton of Conway. Grandchildren; Julie Breaux, Ashley Green, Matthew Briscoe all of Searcy, Amanda Durbin and Ryan Blackwell of Pocahontas, Alaina and Sarah Sharp of Maynard. 4 great grandsons; Owen and Liam Breaux and Aiden and Parker Green all of Searcy .

Visitation was held Monday from 5-8 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Service was held Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 10:00 am in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Kenny Barr, David Webb and Dick Riney officiating. Burial followed in the Overby Cemetery.

John Eugene Brodell

Pocahontas – John Eugene Brodell, 92, passed away Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at Randolph Home.

Born June 19, 1920 in Engelberg to the late John and Catherine Brodell.

He is also preceded in death by wife Marilyn Brodell, son John Brodell and brother Charles Brodell.

He is survived by two daughters; Charlotte and husband Ralph Baltz of Pocahontas, Janna and husband Mike Creason of Pocahontas and son Don Brodell of Little Rock. Grandchildren include; Bruce and wife Tracie Brodell, Christy and husband Eddie Rose, Tara and husband Ron Mangold all of Pocahontas, Craig and wife Brittany Baltz of Fayetteville, Leah Eubank, Michael and wife Nicole Creason all of Jonesboro, Maddie and Allie Brodell of Little Rock. 6 great grandchildren. Brother Hubert and wife Dorthy Brodell of Jonesboro.

Mr. Brodell was a veteran of World War II, having served 47 months in the Army with 18 months in Europe, seeing action in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He held the rank of Sgt. And was a forward observer for the 230th Field Artillery of the 30th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery, the Good Conduct Medal and five Battle Stars for action in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church and St. John’s Cemetery.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 08, 2012 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father Jack Vu officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

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

Military Honors will be performed at the cemetery by Promberger Traw Post #4556.

Pallbearers include: Craig Baltz, Michael Creason, Andy Brodell, Al Brodell, Tony Brodell and Bruce Brodell.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Sonny Throesch, Carlton Throesch, Glen Hausman, Paul Leister and Rick O’Donnell.

James Lawrence Dauer

Pocahontas – James Lawrence Dauer, 90, passed away Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab.

Born December 25, 1921 in McBride, MO to the late William and Eunice Dauer.

He is survived by wife of 69 years, Roberta Dauer of the home, two sons; Samuel and wife Vickie Dauer of Huntsville, AL. and Richard and wife Donna Dauer of Waterloo, IL. Three grandchildren; Erica (Dauer) Peterzell of Atlanta, GA., Kenneth Dauer of Washington, D.C. and James Dauer of Waterloo, IL., also two great granddaughters; LeeAnna Peterzell and Justine Peterzell. And special caretakers; Johnny and wife Rose Neighbors.

Mr. Dauer was a captain in civil air patrol, attended Berkley College in California and in Bellville, IL.

Mr. Dauer will be cremated and services will be announced at a later date.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Patrick E. Petrakis

Pocahontas – Patrick E. Petrakis, 57, passed away Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at Flo and Phil Hospice House.

Born February 15, 1955 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Eugene and Helen Petrakis.

He is also preceded in death by brother Michael Petrakis and sister Ann Petrakis.

He is survived by children; Billie Jean Rainwater of Pocahontas, Kimberly Griffey of Jonesboro and Stephanie Morrison of Altus, Oklahoma. Six grandchildren; Dakota Rainwater and Drue Krauss both of Pocahontas, Gunner Matthews, Avery Griffey and Gavin Griffey all of Jonesboro and Brennan Morrison of Altus, Oklahoma. Brother Peter and wife Angela Petrakis of Hammond, LA and sister Cathy and husband Billy Sheets of Memphis.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 06, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home.

Private graveside service will be held with Clyde Hackworth officiating.

Paul L. West

Pocahontas – Paul L. West, 89, passed away Sunday, September 02, 2012 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

Born April 11, 1923 in Arkansas to the late Charles and Oda West.

He is survived by wife, Betty West of the home. Two sons, John West of Alexander, AR and James West of Vilonia, Arkansas. Three daughters, Janice Brown of Black Rock, AR., Rebecca White of Rogers, AR and Lindsay West of Fayetteville, AR. 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. And brother Pete Anderson of Flint, MI.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Gerald Fears officiating.

No visitation prior to service.

Beverly A. Young

Pocahontas – Beverly Ann Young, age 71, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Evelyn Carter Ging; husband, Harold Young, and son, Monty Kincade.

She is survived by her son, Terry Kincade of Pocahontas, AR and daughter, Molly Sherman of Molena, GA; 2 brothers, Joe Ging and Johnnie Ging both of Fisher, AR; four grandchildren, Dustin Kincade, Bryan Carrithers, and Cade Coats all of Arkansas and Anna Benson of Georgia; and one great granchild, Rylan Kincade.

Graveside services was Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 10:00 in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

S. L. Tyer

Mr. S. L. Tyer, age 89, passed away Thursday at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
He was born March 22, 1923 to the late Fayette and Emma Vermilye Tyer. He was the owner of Tyer’s Grocery and a veteran of the Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Tyer of the home; 2 sons, Rodney Tyer of Germantown, TN and Mark Tyer of Mountain Home, AR; and two grandchildren, David Tyer and Rachel Tyer.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 Sunday in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jerol Swaim officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 prior to the service.

James Barry Fields

Pocahontas – James Barry Fields, 77, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

Born February 01, 1935 to the late Ira and Georgia Fields.

He is also preceded in death by two brothers; J.M. Fields and Ira Fields, Jr. Two sisters; Coletta Archer and Lovis Koons.

He is survived by wife, Elveta Fields of the home. Four daughters; Debbie Irving of Brinkley, AR., Melinda Mosty of Pocahontas, Brenda Thielemier of Cabot, AR and Jamie Kopp of Rogers, AR. Four grandchildren; Michelle Mansker of Jonesboro, Ryan Mosty of Odessa, TX., Kyle Thielemier of Cabot, AR., and Johnny Kopp of Rogers, AR. One great grandchild, Ayden Nelson. And sister, Colleen Stout of Pocahontas.

Funeral service will be held Friday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gerald Bounds officiating. Burial will follow in Hite Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: John Kopp, Wayne Thielemier, Kyle Thielemier, Terry Crosby, Bill Vandergriff and Ryan Mosty.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Johnny Kopp and Ayden Nelson.

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