Obituaries

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.

James (Jim) Vernon Luter

James Vernon (Jim) Luter passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at St. Benards Hospital surrounded by friends and family. Jim was born to the late Theo and Nadine Luter in St. Louis, MO on July 03, 1942.

Jim is survived by his daughters; Kriti Bass of Pocahontas and Kelly Luter of Elyria, OH. He is also survived by his 3 grandchildren; Nicholas & Lauren Bass and Mackenzie Pero-Luter. He is also survived by his sister Genny Barr of Pocahontas, and his brother, Terrill Luter of Hot Springs, AR. Many other family members survive Jim, including; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends as well.

Visitation hours will be Monday, December 20th from 5-8:00 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas. The memorial service will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. also at McNabb’s.

The family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Pallbearers include: David Luter, Jeremy Presley, Shawn Kelley, John Segraves, Monte Segraves, and Preston Griffith.

Timothy (TIM) Wells

Ravenden Springs – Timothy (Tim) Arlis Wells was born to Millard and Donna (Branscum) Wells on April 6, 1970 in Aurora, IL. He departed this life on December 19, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Eldon Branscum.

He is survived by his parents Millard and Donna Wells of Ravenden Springs, AR, two sons; Tyler and Trevor Wells of Dalton, AR, a brother Waymon Wells of Springfield, MO, grandparents; Bill and Maudie Wells and Oneta Branscum all of Ravenden Springs, AR.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jon Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Wells Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers include: Vince Saylors, Terry Hill, Brian Taylor, Steve Hackworth, Brian Shipman and Billy Bean.

Hororary Pallbearers: Doug Wells, Dennis Wells, Danny Wells, Anthony Wells, Clinton Bennett and Joe Branscum.

Flora E. Baltz

Pocahontas – Flora E. Baltz, 93, passed away December 15, 2010.

Born September 27, 1917 in Lake City, AR to the late Benjamin and Ida (Reathbaum) Riney.

She is preceded by husband Phillip Baltz, son Odis Baltz, one sister, six brothers, and one great grand daughter.

She is survived by Six sons; Benjamin (Dean) Baltz of Pocahontas, Ruben (Marietta) Baltz of Fayettville, AR, Albert (Jeanie) Baltz of Fayetteville, AR, Martin (Joyce) Baltz of Pocahontas, Phillip (Melody) Baltz of Tulsa, OK and Andrew (Marsha) Baltz of Imboden, AR. Four daughters; Helen Baltz (Samuel) Jones of Pocahontas, Josephine Baltz (Kenneth) Gray of Fayetteville, AR, Mary Beth Baltz (Roy) Billeaudeau of Pocahontas, and Diane Baltz (Leslie) Sisson of Houston, TX. 38 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and two sisters; Helen Craig of Manilla, AR and Mary Nell (Howard) Lewis of Sturkie, AR.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Church or School or St. John’s Church.

Service will be Friday, December 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. held at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Athansius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation Thursday from 5-7 p.m. with rosary following in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Nelda Evonne Pully

Pocahontas – Nelda Evonne Pully, 73, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born December 15, 1936 in Pocahontas to the late Homer and Edith Hightower.

She is also preceded in death by husband Melvin Pully, sons; Eldon and Michael Barnett, brother Johnny Robert Hightower, sisters; Mildred Dachs, Wanda Robinson, Clara Wheat, Donna Smith, Joan Davis, and granddaughter Jessica VanKirk.

She is survived by sons; Tim (Sherry) Barnett of Imboden, Ronald (Janet) Barnett of Maynard, daughters; Mary (Scott) Thomas of Pocahontas, Connie (Steve) Berry of Pocahontas, Melissa Barnett of Pocahontas, Lisa (Jerry) Vankirk of College City. 13 grandchildren; Christy Hibbard of Maynard, David Barnett of Bono, Rhiannon Smith of Pocahontas, Erica Mullen of Shannon, Stormy Simmons of Pocahontas, Amanda Manis of Maynard, Tim Jr. And Candice Barnett of Imboden, Matt Barnett of the home, Kerchelle Barnett of Pocahontas, Elizabeth Barnett of Gatewood, MO, and Jonathon and Krista Vankirk of College City. 12 great grandchildren; Mikayla Hibbard, Callie and Ethan Barnett, Joel Thomas, Eric Thomas, Angel DeClerk, Allen Tanner, Logan and Jessica Simmons, Morgan and Brooklyn Manis and one great great grandchild. Three sisters; Geraldine Steimel, Dianne Kincade and Brenda Eveland all of Pocahontas.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Terry Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Friday night from 5-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers include: Tim Barnett, Ronald Barentt, Tim Barnett, Jr., Matt Barnett, David Barnett, Scottie Thomas, Jerry Vankirk, Jonathon Vankirk.

Honorary Pallbearer: Granddaughter

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