Obituaries

Charles Franklin Peoples

Pocahontas – Charles Franklin Peoples, 66, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011.

Born December 20, 1944 in Biggers to the late Walker and Elsie Peoples.

He is also preceded in death by brother, Jr. Peoples and sister, Magalean Peoples.

He is survived by two sons, Terry and Christopher Peoples and daughter, Cynitha Kerley all of Pocahontas. Five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Overby Cemetery with Pete Avery officiating.

There will be no viewing prior to service. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Carl Miller

Pocahontas – Carl Miller, 75, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011.

Born November 10, 1935 in Missouri to the late Ira and Jessie Miller.

He is also preceded in death by four brothers, Willis, Gordon, Wayne and Jerry Miller and one sister, Violet Crowley.

He is survived by wife, Irene Miller of the home, three sons, Randy and wife, Judy and Scott and wife, Sharon both of Pocahontas and Mike and Terry of Paragould. 12 grandchildren, Shad, Bonnie, Kelly, Bill, Robert, Shawn, Kirk, Wendy, Brent and Ashley all of Pocahontas and Kent and Katie of Paragould. 7 Great grandchildren, Colton, Haley, Hannah, Ashlynn, Grace, Bailey and Briley. One brother, Gene Miller of Corning and two sisters, Helen Eddington and Shirley Miller both of Reyno.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Kerry Gandy officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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

Betty Joann Johnson

Walnut Ridge – Betty Joann Johnson, 72, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born April 13, 1939 in Hamil, AR to the late Bill and Mazie Wright.

She is also preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Huddleston and Faye McIntire.

She is survived by son, Jim Wright of Rogers, AR, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two sisters, Billie Lemmons of Pocahontas and Connie Hicks of Oklahoma City, OK. Two brothers, Tim Wright of St. Louis, MO and Jack Wright of Rockford, IL.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rob Combs and Ed Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

Wilma Fender

Pocahontas: Wilma Cornelsen Fender, 95 went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday July 10th , 2011 at Craighead Nursing Center of Jonesboro.

Born in Wellington, Kansas, she was the daughter of Jacob and Bessie Cornelsen. A dedicated wife and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vance Fender.

Mother Bill as she was affectionately called by her family is survived by her children, David Fender and Wife Peggy of Pocahontas, Marilyn Holloway and husband Tom of Bentonville and Charlotte Metzgar and husband Gordon of Jonesboro, seven grandchildren David Duke Fender, Brian Fender, Kristi Sorg, Chase Holloway, Holly Siemens, Margo Rogers, and Meredith Metzgar, 13 great grandchildren, Hannah and Ashton Fender, Barkley and Kate Sorg, Olivia Metzgar, and Sophie Rogers, and Anna, John David, Rachel, Benjamin, Kate, Hope, and Gabe Siemens.

Preceding her in death were two brothers and two sisters. She has a surviving sister Mary Lois Gallagher of Konawa, Ok.

Mrs. Fender was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Pocahontas.

Memorials may be made to.

ALS Research Association
1113 West Popular
Rogers, AR 72756

1st United Church
801 S. Main St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

1st United Methodist Church
Pocahontas, AR 72455

Funeral services for Mrs. Fender will be Tuesday July 12th at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Mcnabb Funeral Home, burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery with David Siemens officiating.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Clifford Alvin Brown

Lake St. Louis, MO – Clifford Alvin Brown, 83, passed Saturday, July 09, 2011.

Born January 05, 1928 in Randolph County by the late John and Georgia Bell Brown.

He is also preceded in death by infant daughter, Georgia Ann Brown, four brothers and four sisters.

He is survived by wife, Elwanda Brown of the home, two sons, James and wife, Bonnie Brown of Grover, MO and Randy and wife, Danielle Brown of Illinois. Two daughters, Wanda Richard and life long partner, Dale Rea of Troy, MO and Darlene Tracy also of Missouri. 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ralph Green officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

Larry Haynes

Pocahontas – Larry Haynes, 47, passed away Tuesday, July 05, 2011.

Born November 16, 1963 in Rockford, IL to the late Daley and Patsy Haynes.

He is also preceded in death by son, Shawn Haynes and three brothers, Terry, Garry and Danny Haynes.

He is survived by son, Brandon Haynes of Jonesboro, one sister, Sharon Bruss of Jackson, WI and two brothers, Rick and Ron Haynes both of Pocahontas.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 8, 2011 from 6-8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Mr. Haynes will be cremated directly after service.

Diane Parduhn

Pocahontas – Diane Parduhn, 62, passed away Saturday, July 02, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born April 02, 1949 in Rockford, IL.

She is preceded in death by father, David Perkins and husband, Richard Parduhn.

She is survived by four children, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, mother, Sylvia Perkins, four brothers and two sisters.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, July 08, 2011 at 10:30 at the First United Pentecostal Church in Pocahontas. Mrs. Parduhn will be cremated directly after service.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Paul Leroy Martin

Black Rock – Paul Leroy Martin, son of William Andrew Martin and Julie Ann Kester Martin, was born on December 11, 1932 and departed this life on July 1, 2011 in Jonesboro AR. He moved from Arkansas in 1964 to Peoria IL and retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company and returned to Arkansas in 1993.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 3 brothers. He married Darlene Beavers Martin on August 13, 1954 she survives. He is also survived by 2 sons, David (Valerie) Martin of Annieville, AR and Gary (Lori) Martin of Rockledge, FL. 2 daughters, Patricia (Greg) Johnston of Rockledge Fl and Paula (Jim) Burns of Chino, CA. 8 grandchildren, Melissa Foster, Steven Darling Jr, Joshua Johnston, Julie Chandler, Amy Heaton, Greg Burns, Nicole Burns and Andrew Martin. 12 great grandchildren, Austin Langewisch, Ryan Gonzalez, Kara Foster, Jenna Johnston, Ryan Johnston, Kayla Chandler, Kaci Foster, Ethan Simpson, Logan Chandler, Reese Heaton, Karly Foster and Abigail Darling. He is also survived by 1 brother, Hoy Martin of Maynard AR, and 1 sister, Charlene Watkins of West Memphis AR.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. The body will be Cremated after Visitation.

Thomas Charlie Cox

Reyno – Thomas Cox, 89, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011.

Born August 16, 1921 in Biggers, AR to the late Ratha and Myrtle Cox.

He is also preceded in death by three brothers, William, Earl and Gene Cox.

He is survived by wife, Andrea Cox of the home, son, James Ross of Reyno and daughter, Mary Kay Holden of Dexter, MO. One granddaughter, Alexa Atkinson of Dexter, MO, brother, Howard Cox of Arkadelphia, AR, numerous nieces and nephews and the family pet, Poncho.

Mr. Cox was a member of the Masonic Lodge #561 in Pontiac Michigan, a member of the American Legion, and a member of the local VFW. Mr. Cox in his younger days enjoyed going hunting and fishing. He took very good care of his first wife until her death in 1997.

Memorials may be made to Childrens Home in Paragould, AR.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Roger Hovis officiating. Burial will follow in Johnston Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday prior to service from 1-2:00 p.m.

Pallbearers include: Jimmy Cole, Chad Edwards, James Marshall, David Cox, Casey Segraves and Danny Edington.

Donald W. Stephens

Imboden – Donald Wayne Stephens, 51, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born September 04, 1959.

He is preceded by his paternal grandparents, Josh and Bessie Stephens and his maternal grandparents, Rhea and Ella Starr.

He is survived by his wife, Melanie Stephens of the home. Three daughters, Khara and husband Jeff Sorenson of Fort Worth, TX., Kristina and husband TristonYoung of Rosebud, AR., and Demi Stephens of Imboden. One son, Josh Stephens of Imboden and Five grandsons, Kaleb, Zachary, Chase, Riley and Beau of Fortworth, TX. He was also survived by one brother, Kenny Stephens from Imboden, three sisters, Teresa and husband Danny Rowsey of Smithville, Diane and husband, Lanny Wells and Gina and husband, Larry Blansett all of Imboden and parents, Kenneth and Roberta Stephens of Imboden. Also several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many other friends and relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 02, 2011 at Sloan Hendrix Gym with Jerry Clements officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday night from 5-8 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

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