Obituaries

Wavon Sago

Pocahontas – Wavon Sago, 80, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Born October 07, 1932 in Randolph County to the late Ottis and Rosie Massey.

She is also preceded in death by brother Jewel Earley and one sister Nadean Cole.

She is survived by husband Johnny Sago of the home, son Larry and wife Theresa Sago of Shallotte, N.C. and granddaughter Holly Sago of Wilmington, N.C.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemtery.

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

Elvia Martin Barnett

Pocahontas – Elvia Martin Barnett, 91, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Born February 18, 1921 in Randolph County to the late George and Grace Barnett.

He was also preceded in death by two sons; Eldon Barnett and Michael Barnett, granddaughter Jessica Vankirk, one brother Jack Barnett and three sisters; Rosealee Wright, Gertrude Carpenter and Goldie Barnett.

He is survived by children; Mary (Scottie) Thomas, Melissa Barnett, Connie (Steve) Berry all of Pocahontas, Lisa (Jerry) Vankirk of Delaplaine, Ronald ( Janet) Barnett of Maynard and Tim (Sherry) Barnett of Smithville. 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and brother George Barnett, Jr. of Washington.

Funeral service will be held Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Bruce Stone, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Maynard Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

Ouida Evelyn Hicks

Pocahontas – Ouida Evelyn Hicks, 81, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Randolph Home.

Born January 30, 1931 in Maynard to the late Earl and Jessie Davis.

Although Ouida is no longer present among us we have the assurance, by her profession of faith in Jesus Christ, that she was delivered immediately to her eternal heavenly home. Awaiting to welcome her arrival was her parents, son Gary Hicks and brother Kenneth Davis.

She is survived by husband of 64 years Aubrey Melvin Hicks of the home, son Timothy Wayne and wife Teresea Hicks of Memphis, Tn. Two granddaughters; Micki Spencer and Katie Hicks. Three great grandchildren; Aubrey, Dustin, and Hannah Grace Spencer and daughter- in-law Linda Hicks all of Tuscaloosa, Al. Siblings include: Verneal Bohn of O’Brien, Fl., Shirley Detraz of Dunedin, Fl., Earl Davis of St. Charles, Mo., and Vada McFarlane of Pocahontas.

Ouida’s hardy laughter will continue to resonate with those left behind to cherish her memory. Her greatest joy and love in life was her family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Randolph County Nursing Home for the extra care and love they showered on Ouida in her final days and their ongoing excellent level of care that they provide daily to all the residents.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Eric Moffett officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

Randy Lynn Farrin

Pocahontas- Randy Lynn Farrin, 56, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at St.Bernards Medical Center. He was born December 11, 1955 in Phoenix, Az.

He was preceded by his parents Robert Warren, Phill Farrin and Step Dad Bryan Thornburgh and Patricia Bryant Thornburgh and his mother in-law Rosemary B. Nickell.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Gena Farrin of the home. Son Rusty and wife Katie Farrin of New Braunfels, Texas and daughter Roni Farrin of Jonesboro, Ar. 2 brothers; Rick Farrin of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Ronnie Farrin of Washington, D.C. and one sister Robyn Covington of South Carolina.

Randy and Gena where married on June 30, 1978 In Doniphan, Mo. Randy was an avid sports fan, past President of the Baseball Association, coached pee-wee Basketball and Little League Baseball and loved to bowl. Randy worked at Waterloo Industries nearly 30 years and was employed by Hino Motors Manufacturing. Randy graduated from Doniphan High School in 1974.

Funeral service was held Sunday, October 21,2012 at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial followed in Shirley Cemetery in Doniphan, Mo. Visitation was Sunday from 1:00 till service time.

Pallbearers included: Jerry Sharp, Eddie Witt, Rick Hagood, Jerry Lindsey, Chuck Couch and Drew Nickell.

Bessie Jean Bland

Maynard – Bessie Jean Bland, 87, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012.

Born May 13, 1925 in Bowman, Ar. to the late Marion Edward and Stella (Collins) Barber.

She is also preceded in death by husband James Lewis Bland, son Dickie Ray Bland, daughter Cathy Louise Bland and siblings; Margret Munn, Clevie Perry, Cella Brown, Archie Barber, Bill Barber, Woodrow Barber and Gene Barber.

She is survived by her children; Betty Late of Pocahontas, Carl (Linda) Bland, Helen Sullinger, Mary (Jim) Watson, Susie (Steve) Matlock all of Maynard and Steve (June) Bland of Reyno. Grandchildren include; Jimmy Late, Cindy Dauck, Starla Saylors, Scott Bland, Anna Flanery, Jamie Foster, Pam Sellers, Celeste Rice, Dickie Ray Bland, Shane Bland, Jason Thompson, Shelly Seawel, Mike Watson, Bryan Watson, Steve Watson, Sarah Mustread, Rockey Rapert, Cord Rapert and Chalee Whirley. Brother Leyman Barber of Maynard and sister Blanche Sue Nash of Pocahontas.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Witts Chapel Baptist Church in Maynard with Bruce Stone, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Scott Bland, Mike Watson, Steve Watson, Bryan Watson, Jamie Foster, Cord Rapert, Rockey Rapert, Jason Thompson, Dickie Ray Bland, Shayne Bland and Jimmy Late.

Ralph Junious Murphy

Imboden- Ralph Junious Murphy, 86, formally of Biggers, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012 at his home. He was preceded by his parents Homer P. Murphy and Ethel and Sammie Moore. One son Ralph Daylon Murphy and one brother Bill Murphy.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor Murphy of the home, one son Gevan Murphy of Imboden, 2 daughters; Ilagene Higginbottom of Ash Flat, Ar and Franchelle Brown of Conway, Ar. Grandchildren; Brandon Murphy of Pocahontas, Aaron Murphy of Imboden, Peyton Murphy of Benton, Laura Wells of Mabelvale, AR., Andrea Higginbottom of Ash Flat, Austin Brown, Ean Brown, Claire Brown all of Conway. 6 great-grandchildren; Ava, Luke, Taylor, Audrey, Clara and Jett. 2 sisters; Barbara Coleman of Bono and Freedia Zatina of Rochester Hills, MI.

Ralph served his country in World War II in the Pacific Theater and was a Staff Sergeant with the 20th Infantry. He was a member of the Biggers Church of Christ Elder, Teacher and Song Leader, he worked an Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America for over 35 Years as a Welder.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Paragould Children’s Home or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

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

Service will be Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ben Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hite Cemetery in Biggers. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00-8:00 at McNabb Funeral Home.

Dorotha Sue Camp

Pocahontas – Dorotha Sue Camp, 75, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born May 16, 1937 in Pollard, AR. to the late Carl and Florence Holcomb.

She is also preceded in death by husband Bill Camp, son Danny Camp, an infant son and sister Mary Holcomb.

She is survived by children; Carolyn (Willie) Ballard, Penny (Dave) Ballard, and Tonna (Rick) Hayes all of Pocahontas and Sharon (Mark) Denney of Jonesboro. Grandchildren include; Danny Dewayne Camp, Shawn Camp, Shannon Camp, Joshua Lee, Matthew Lee, Kayti Cline, Seana Funntus, Kayla Hayes, Eric Hayes, Amanda Ballard, and B.J. Ballard and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Monday, October 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Carl Massey officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 4-7 p.m.

Lemul Sherman Hayes

Pocahontas – Lemul Sherman Hayes was born on September 17, 1921 to the late Pearl (Rush) and Coleman Hayes. He departed his earthly life at the age of 91, on October 10, 2012 at Randolph Home in Pocahontas, AR.

He graduated as salutatorian from Biggers-Reyno High School in 1940. He married Adalene Johnson in May 1943 who also preceded him in death on August 07, 2010, as well as his brothers, Bill and Junior Hayes, and one sister Laura Ramsey, grandchildren; Craig Adams, Larry Sean Hayes, and Tara King. And daughter-in-law, Thelma (Larry) Hayes.

He is survived by sisters; Thora Buckley and Lucille Pyatt both of Mena, AR. and Tootsie Flanagan of St. Louis, MO. Sons, Larry and Rick (Tonna) Hayes both of Pocahontas. Daughters, Kay (Pat) Adams of Doniphan, MO., Patsy (Frank) Simington and Pam Hayes both of Pocahontas and Judy (Steve) King of Dalton, AR. His grandchildren; Mark (Loretta) Hayes, Scott Hayes, Gary Hayes, Chris (Sharon) Adams, Angie Deatherage, Lori (Mark) Donner, Carolyn (Rodney) Bowie, Stephen, Tim and Andy King, Kristi (Chris) King Nichols, Sarah Sandusky, Seana Hayes, Kayla and Eric Hayes. He also leaves behind 20 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He loved to hunt, fish and tell stories about the good ole days to anyone who would listen. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Mackie McReynolds and Perry Vandergriff officiating. Burial will follow in Wells Cemetery.

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

Claudie Mac Moore

Pocahontas – Claudie Mac Moore, 80, passed away Monday, October 08, 2012.

Born May 12, 1932 in Malden, MO., to the late Hester and Vera Moore.

He is also preceded in death by his grandparents, Claude and Iddie Abanathy, three nephews and one niece.

He is survived by wife Laura Moore of the home, children include: Michael L. Moore of Washington, MO., Rickie D. and wife Monica Moore of Cabot, AR., Claudie E. and wife Janice Moore of Ward, AR., Ronnie L. And wife Renee Moore of Pocahontas, Thersia D. and husband Terry Chambers of N. Little Rock, and Kathy B. And husband Stacy Dickerson of Austin, AR. 20 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Siblings include; Hester Norman and wife Eunice Moore of Harrison, AR., Ray Neil and wife Rita Moore of Ozark, MO., Iddie June Pett of Evansville, IN., and Joy Pauline and husband Jack Morris of Decatur, MI.

Claudie lived and worked in Rockford, IL from a young man and moved back to Pocahontas in 1986. He loved garden and do outside work. He also loved fishing and hunting before he became unable to do these things. Claudie loved people and never met a stranger. He delighted in making children laugh. He was a member of Elmont Church. Claudie loved to witness to everyone he met about his Jesus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caring Hands Hospice.

Funeral service will be held at Friday, October 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Bart Morrison officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Grandsons

Notre Waymon

Pocahontas – Notre Waymon, 86, passed away Wednesday, October 03, 2012 in North Carolina.

Born October 22, 1925 in Pocahontas to the late Frank and Edna Puckett.

She is also preceded in death by husband Verl Waymon and sister Lois Davis.

She is survived by son Danny and wife Roberta Waymon of Pocahontas, daughter Deby and husband Joe Moceri of Mebane, N.C., two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Brother Bob Puckett of Beebe and two sisters; Imogene Miller of Little Rock and Freda Mitchell of Delaware.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 08, 2012 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

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

Pallbearers include: Kelly Rose, Bridgette Rose, Joe Moceri, Diane Thielemier, Danny Waymon and Bob Puckett.

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