Obituaries

John William Johnson

Pocahontas – John William Johnson, 50, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012.

Born June 23, 1962 in Walnut Ridge to J.T. and Beverly Johnson.

He is preceded in death by father, J.T. Johnson, son, Brandon Johnson, grandchild, Destiny Dobbs, grandfather, Will Johnson, grandmother, Donnie Johnson and grandfather, Jester Duckworth.

He is survived by three sons; Michael Johnson, Wesley Johnson both of Pocahontas and Johnathon Dobbs of Newport. Four siblings include; Sheryl Blackwell and Darlene McQuay both of Pocahontas and Amy Dail and Bryan Johnson both of Walnut Ridge. Mother, Beverly Carol Johnson of Walnut Ridge and grandmother, Jesse Duckworth also of Walnut Ridge.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2012 in Lawrence Memorial Park with Moores Phillips officiating. .

There will be no visitation prior to service.

Iven Edward Donnell

Pocahontas – Iven Edward Donnell, 93, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab.

Born September 05, 1918 in Blytheville to the late Frank and Vinnie Donnell.

He is also preceded in death by wife, Anna Belle Donnell.

He is survived by son, Kermit Donnell of Pocahontas, daughter, Carla Kimmel of Vista, CA., one grandson, two granddaughters and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Monday, August 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday from 1-2 p.m. prior to service.

Elwanda Brown

Lake St. Louis, MO – Elwanda Brown, 83, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Born January 29, 1929 in Pocahontas to the late Clifford and Grace Massey.

She is also preceded in death by husband Clifford Brown, infant daughter Georgia Ann Brown, two sisters, Leslie and Glenda and six brothers, Aubrey, Shorty, H.F., Lloyd, James Ray and Ernest.

She is survived by 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 and husband John Tracy of MO. 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Three sisters, Phyllis Hall and Imogene Robinson both of Pocahontas and Lois Bennett of MO. Brother Bill and wife Ruby Massey of KY and sister-in-law, Christine Massey.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2012 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 p.m.

William Edward Parten

Hoxie – William Edward Parten, 67, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.

Born March 03, 1945 in Pocahontas to the late E.O. “Buster” and Ilene “Sid” (Spradlin) Parten.

He is also preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Chastain and Brenda Oxford.

He is survived by wife, Linda Parten of the home, son, Trent and wife Stacy Parten of Houston, TX. and daughter, Jill and husband Richard Millsap of Hoxie. 5 grandchildren; Landon Taleff of Hoxie, Logan and Maddie Parten both of Houston, TX., Lake Light and Kinley Millsap both of Hoxie. 5 brothers; Larry Parten of Lufkin, TX., Theodore Parten of Paragould, Jim Parten of Denver, CO., Ronnie Parten and Donald Parten both of Pocahontas. And two sisters; Linda Lenderman and Lisa Kincade both of Paragould.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Bernard’s Hospice.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Terry Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Richard Tate, Craig Parten, Barry Ford, Mike French, William Sisco and Josh Agee.

Bobby Lee Hogan

Pocahontas – Bobby Lee Hogan, 76, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born December 25, 1935 in Hamil, AR to the late John and Thelma (Brown) Hogan.

He is also preceded in death by two sisters; Freda Hogan and Jean Webbe.

He is survived by two sons; Keith and wife Debbie Hogan of Pocahontas and Craig Hogan of Mountain Grove, MO. Daughter, Kathy (Hogan) and husband Raymond Rinchuso. 9 grandchildren; Jeremy Hogan, Krysten Stasney, Nick Hogan, Rachael Hogan, Erin Hogan, Abby Rinchuso, Kailey Hogan, Tiara Hogan and Madeline Rinchuso. 6 great grandchildren; Haley Hogan, Tyler Hogan, Lauren Stasney, Alex Hogan, Liberty Stasney and Justin Stasney, Jr.

Mr. Hogan loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. And loved his dogs.

Memorials may be made to Thomas Cemetery or Alzheimer’s Association.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Carl Massey and Scott Wedding officiating. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery.

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

Della Kathryn Cavitt

Della Kathryn Whitehead Cavitt, 73, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012.

Born in Reyno, Ar on May 6, 1939 to the late Reet Leonard and Effie Whitehead.

She is also preceded in death by her sister, Willene Hutchison and one brother, Wesley Whitehead.

She is survived by her husband, David E. Cavitt of the home and her three children; Pamela L. Cavitt, Paul E. Whitehead, and Raquel S. Shackelford all of Jonesboro. One stepson, David E. Cavitt Jr. of Arlington, Tx. Two grandchildren; Reid Shackelford and Sydney Kathryn Shackelford. Five step grandchildren; Nathan Cavitt, Dillon Cavitt, Anna Marie Cavitt, Joe Westin, and Sarrah Shackelford. Two sisters; Nancy Ahrent, and Pat Lockwood.

She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ar. Kathryn lived in Reyno, Ar. for 54 years and at that time was a member of Old Reyno Free Will Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Funeral will be held at Old Reyno Free Will Baptist Church Monday, August 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Kenneth Winningham and Vern Gunnels. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery located in Reyno.

Visitation will be held in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Ar. on Sunday August 19, 2012 from 3-5 p.m.

Joseph Elbridge Pickett

Pocahontas – Joseph Elbridge Pickett, 86, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012 at Randolph Home.

Born March 18, 1926 in Shady Grove, Ar. to the late Richard Ray and Noma (Spotts) Pickett.

He is also preceded in death by brothers; John, Bill, and Charles Pickett and sisters; Gladys Pickett and Elizabeth Stubblefield.

He is survived by wife, Verlene (Burns) Pickett of the home, children; Sheri Midkiff and husband David of Portia, AR., Karen (Pickett) and husband Steve Case of Paron, AR., and Gary Pickett and wife Norma of Pocahontas. Grandchildren; Joseph Midkiff and wife Sarah of New York City, NY and Joshua Pickett of Jonesboro and great granddaughter Clementine Midkiff of New York City. And sister Mary Geneva Bottoms of Derby, KS. Several nieces and nephews also survive; Mary Jo Gwaltney, Mona Stecklein, Richard Pickett, Brian Pickett, Craig Burns, Jan Sanders, David Burns, Debbie Woods, Warren Burns and Russell Burns.

Mr. Pickett was a retired cattle farmer and retired from Arkansas Highway Transportation Department. He also served as a deacon, was a Sunday school teacher for many years and was a member of Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church; Ravenden Springs, AR. 72460 or Alzheimer’s Association.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Abanathy and Rev. Matthew Donner. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. Special music will be performed at the graveside by Stephen Midkiff.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6-7:30.

Shawna Darlene Collett

Imboden – Shawna Darlene Collett, 46, passed away Friday, August 03, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born December 17, 1965 in St. Louis, MO.

She is preceded in death by father, Donald Stout.

She is survived by husband, William Collett of the home, two sons; Shawn Collett of Imboden and Ray Collett of Reyno and daughter, Ashley Shavers of Pocahontas. Mother, Alberta Brandon of Pocahontas, four sisters; Billie Stallings of Poplar Bluff, MO., Sheila Tanner, Sherry Hufford and Sandra Jones all of Ravenden Springs and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 07, 2012 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Charter Oak Cemetery.

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

Florence Rouyer

Pocahontas – Florence Rouyer, 91, was born on September 25, 1920 and passed from this life on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Clement Rouyer, son Stanley Carter, daughter Patty Carter, grandson Steven Carter and brother Ralph Davidson.

She is survived by sons, Stacey Rouyer (Carilyn) of Pocahontas and Steven Rouyer (Becky) of Baytown, TX. Daughters; Lori Lorente (Guido) of Waco, TX., Theresa Harris of Camden, AR., Suzann Berry (Rudy) of Pocahontas and Diana Futhey of Fayetteville. She is also survived by daughter-in-law Sara Carter of Olatha, KS. 10 grandchildren; Mike Carter of Olatha, KS., Charles Rouyer of Nashville, TN., Lural Rouyer of Pocahontas, Samantha Hicks of Pocahontas, Andrew Rouyer of Baytown, TX., Adam Lorente and Lauren Lorente both of Waco, TX., Danielle Berry, Cody Berry and Ashley Berry all of Pocahontas. 6 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She was also a foster parent for 26 years to 125 foster children.

Graveside service will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 3 p.m. in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Jon Fears officiating.

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

Pallbearers include: Bill Davis, Chris Whinebaugh, Sean Foster, Joel Thomas, Chris Pitts and Drew Lindsey.

Walter H. Green, Jr.

Pocahontas – Walter H. Green, Jr., 82, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born January 24, 1930 in Rock Island, IL to the late Walter Sr. And Helen May (Ferris) Green.

He is also preceded in death by grandson, Chris Steimel, granddaughter, Kacey Beth Steimel, great grandson, C.J. Steimel and son-in-law, David Munn.

He is survived by wife Patricia Ann Green of the home, children; Terry Green and wife Lynn of Elgin, IL., Walter H. “Skip” Green III and wife Cindi of Fayetteville, Dawn Brandaberry and husband Perry of Ravenden, Theresa Steimel and husband Hugh, Kathy Starr and husband Tommy, Jim Green and wife Sandra and Mary Munn all of Pocahontas. Grandchildren; Eddie Green, Trey, Jason, David and Brooke Steimel, Audrey Rushing, Kim Finley, Jeff and Pete Junkersfeld, Jessie Green, Jamie Starr, Nikki Thielemier, Blair Thielemier, Craig Green, Carson, Allison and Madison Munn. Step granddaughters; Rebecca Gonzalez and Amber Roberts, 15 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren. Sister, Patricia Vanalphin and husband Will of Waupaca, WI.

Mr. Green was a member of Knights of Columbus 4th degree, member of Pocahontas Rotary Club and Randolph County Chamber of Commerce.

Walter was an extremely devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend; a loving pillar of strength and courage, we feel blessed as a family. He will be missed beyond words.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diocesan Clergy Welfare Fund.

Funeral service will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Anthanius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. with a 7 o’clock rosary following at St.Paul Catholic Church.

Pallbearers include: Trey Steimel, Jason Steimel, Jeff Junkersfeld, Jamie Starr, Craig Green and Pete Junkersfeld.

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