Obituaries

John Thomas Shotts, Sr.

Maynard – John Thomas Shotts, Sr., passed away Saturday, October 08, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born December 20, 1946 to the late Joe and Gertrude Shotts.

He is also preceded in death by wife and son.

He is survived by three sons; Timothy, Jeffrey and Joseph Shotts and three daughters; Jennifer Croy, Sarah Shotts and Amy Shotts.

Mr. Shotts will be cremated and there are no services scheduled at this time. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Madgie B. Shelton

Pocahontas – Madgie B. Shelton, 99, passed away Friday, October 07, 2011 at Randolph Home.

Born May 05, 1912 to the late James and Sallie Turner.

She is also preceded in death by husband Jess Shelton, 3 sisters, 3 brothers and 2 grandchildren.

She is survived by 2 daughters; Marie Tyler of Pocahontas and Lois Pipkin Davis of Marmaduke. 10 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 28 great great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:30 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Perry Vandergriff officiating. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday from 5-8 p.m.

Pallbearers included: Casey Tritch, Brian Tritch, Raymond Imler, Wendell Tyler, Danny Tyler and Steven Pierce.

August Edward Snell

Walnut Ridge – August Edward Snell, 92, passed away Wednesday, October 05, 2011.

Born March 30, 1919 to the late Henry and Maggie Snell.

He is also preceded in death by his wife Lucille Snell, brother Hank Snell and sisters; Anaalee, Mickey, Dorothy and Margarett.

He is survived by three sons; Edward Snell of Ironton, MO, David Snell of Maynard, Joseph Snell of Walnut Ridge and daughter Patricia Hufford of Walnut Ridge. Eleven grandchildren; Pam, Larry, Chris, Donald, Kim, Jamie, Eddie Jr., Sally, David Jr., David, Tony, 30 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren.

Mr. Snell was a long time member of VFW, American Legion and Moose Lodge of Mascoutah, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 10th, 2011 at Hoffmeister South County Chapel located in St. Louis, MO with Ray Fultner officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday night from 3-8 p.m. also at Hoffmeister South County Chapel.

Visitation was held Thursday night from 5-7 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Freda Maria Jones

Pocahontas – Freda Marie Jones, 72, passed away Sunday, October 02, 2011.

Born October 16, 1938 in Imboden to the late Burley and Mazie Perrin.

She is survived by husband Sherman Jones of the home, three children; Roger Jones of Pocahontas, Tam Caple and Pam Lee both of Searcy. 6 grandchildren; Lauren Ford of Terre Haute, IN, Sara Ford and Taylor Jones both of Jonesboro, Clint Jones of Pocahontas, Chase and Faith Caple both of Searcy. Sister Melba Creach of Pocahontas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Jones was a loving wife and mother. Freda lived her life to the fullest and loved her family. Freda was a faithful Christian to the Lord and the church. She will be missed greatly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; PO Box 12268; Newport News, VA. 23612.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 05, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Wanda Mae Dean

O’Kean – Wanda Mae Dean, 82, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Walnut Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center.
She was born February 22, 1929 to the late James Cledth and Margie (Ford) Carter.
She is also preceded in death by her husband Virgil Howard Dean, son Rickey Darrell Dean, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.
She is survived by two daughters; Jeanie and Charles Harper of Walnut Ridge and Mary Jane and Leonard Maple of O’Kean, grandchildren; Deana and John Householder of Walnut Ridge, Dana Maple of O’Kean, Jana Smith of O’Kean, Tammy Smith, Shirley Allen, Glen Mapel, 15 great grandchildren and 1 sister Marvene Lance.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Ed Baker officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday prior to service from 1 to 2 p.m.

William Allison

Pocahontas – William Allison, 79, passed away Friday, September 30, 2011.
He was born August 15, 1932 to the late John and Bessie Allison.
He is also preceded in death by son Furlin Allison, four sisters; Geneva Looney, Iva Mae Witcher, Melveta Murrey, Beatrice Odom and brother Hubert Allison.
He is survived by his wife Hazel Allison of the home, daughter Angela Downing of St. Louis, Mo. 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Sister Joy Obarts of Pocahontas, two brothers; Wayne and Ray Allison both of Cushing, OK.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 2nd from 5 to 7p.m.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Randy Lingenfelter and James Cocker officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.

Raymond (Sam) Ray Modlin

Pocahontas – Raymond Ray (Sam) Modlin, 70, passed away Monday, September 26, 2011 at Randolph Home.

He was born March 03, 1941 to the late William and Ludy Modlin.

He is also preceded in death wife Janet Modlin, 3 brothers; J.P., Dick, and E.L. Modlin and 3 sisters; Thelma White, Imogene Meredith and Bernice Brown.

He is survived by son Tim Shannon) Modlin of Pocahontas and daughter Kristy (Keith) Binkley of Walnut Ridge. 4 grandchildren; Megan (James) Weston, Brandon Samantha) Modlin both of Pocahontas and Tyler and Cody Binkley both of Walnut Ridge. Great granddaughter Elizabeth Modlin, special friend Jean Johnson of Pocahontas and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Mike Chadwick officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Wayne Newman, Daniel Newman, Robbie Sifford, Joey Lemmons, Roger Barnes and Ted Grissom.

Honorary Pallbearers: Sonny Bramlett, Ronnie Burgess and Dewayne Stone.

Henry Jewel Horsman

Ravenden Springs – Henry Jewel Horsman, 85, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Born July 10, 1926 in Imboden, AR to the late Henry and Ruth Horsman.

He is also preceded in death by two brothers; Lowel and Dowel Horsman and sister Lelia Jones.

He is survived by wife Stella Horsman of the home, two daughters; Janis Goodman and Judy and husband Craig Norris both of Imboden and son Gary and wife Charlotte Horsman of Springfield, MO. 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson and sister Helen Matthews of Imboden.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Assembly of God in Imboden with Michael Bradley and Linnie Finney officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5-7 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include: Alex Horsman, Chris Swift, Jordan Hargan, Shane Rodriguez, Nick Rodriguez and Kyle Goodman.

Catherine Elizabeth Prichard

Pocahontas- Catherine Elizabeth Prichard, 91, passed away September 23, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

She was born January 2, 1920 in Temple, TX. To the late Lawrence and Elizabeth Hinders.

She was preceded by husband Bill Durf Prichard, daughter Freida Kay Radcliff, 3 brothers; Benny, Joe and Jimmy Hinders and one sister Theresa Stobiecki.

She is survived by children; William J. (Debbie) Prichard, Stephen Joseph (Sandy) Prichard, Richard Ray (Lisa) Prichard, James Thomas Prichard, Mary Catherine (Bill) Callahan, Michael Durf (Donna) Prichard all of Pocahontas, Larry George (Jo) Prichard of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Charles Mark (LaRhonda) Prichard of Colleirville, Tn and Bobby Burke (Cindy) Prichard of Paragould. Son-in law, Jim Radcliff of Pocahontas, 29 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. 2 brothers; Johnny Hinders of Amarillo, Tx and Gerald (Jane) Hinders of Eureka, Mo and 1 sister Nonette (Charlie) Mackey of Fritch, Tx.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Charitable Trust, Doni Martin Day Center, or to Breast Cancer Foundation.

Service will be 10:00 A.M. Monday September 26, 2011 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s Cemetery with Father Anthanius Okeiyi.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 Sunday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with a 7:00 P.M. Rosary Service.

Betty Sue Lewallen

Pocahontas – Betty Sue Lewallen, 84, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born September 09, 1927 in Myrtle, MO to the late O.E. and Pearl Brewer.

She is also preceded in death by husband Lloyd Lewallen, Sr., daughter Lisbeth Lynn Pugh, son Larry Lee Lewallen and sister Corrine Graham.

She is survived by son Lloyd Leo Lewallen and daughter Linda Campbell both of Pocahontas. 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with Eric Moffett officiating in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday night from 5-7 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

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