Obituaries

Doris Davidson

Pocahontas- Doris Davidson 80 daughter of the late Ernest and Allie Waddell passed away Thursday at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro.

She was preceded by her parents Husband Henry Davidson 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

She is survived by 2 sons Terry and John Davidson and 1 daughter Tina Cooper and 2 grandchildren Clair Cooper and Sara Davidson-LeFevre all of Michigan . 1 brother Hal Waddell and 2 sisters Erma Lee Vanderbilt and Inez Pace all of Missouri.

Visitation will be Monday from 5:00-7:00. Service will be Tuesday at 1:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral home with Nelson Henderson Officiating burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery in Clarkdton Missouri.

Christian Franklin Layton

North Little Rock- Christian Franklin Layton 13, passed away April 25,2012. He was born June 17,1998 in Evansville , Indiana.

He attended Methodist School in Little Rock.

He is survived by his parents Ann Layton and Leon Angel of North Little Rock: sister, Hailey Layton, and Grandparents , Claudia Grissom and Arnie Steiner of West Palm Beach, Fl Uncles George (Karen) MacIntosh, Frank (Carol) MacIntosh Bruce MacIntosh and Brian MacIntosh: Cousins Daniel MacIntosh,Bonnie Rapp and Roy MacIntosh and many other extended family members left to Cherish his memories.

Special thanks to all of those involved with the search and recovery operations.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11:30 on May 4, 2012 at St.John’s Cemetery in Engleberg, Ar with Fr. Anthanius Okeiyi officiating. Arrangements by McNabb Funeral Home 2129 Park Street Pocahontas, Ar 72455 .

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Methodist Family Health Foundation (Therapeutic Day Treatment Program-Camp Aldersgate Campus) P.O. Box 56050.
, Little Rock Ar 72215 , or Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation 550 Ridgewood Road , Maplewood, NJ 07040.

Charles Denzil Burtman

Pocahontas – Charles Denzil Burtman, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Born May 01, 1939 to the late Charles and Orpha (Whitrock) Burtman.

He is also preceded in death by daughter Vickie Sue Burtman and two brothers; Ottis and Marvin Burtman.

He is survived by wife Joann Burtman of the home, two children; Charles Allen Burtman and Deborah Darlene Hayes both of Depue, IL. Four grandchildren; Dustin and Whitney Burtman both of Rochelle, IL., Tabitha and Victoria Smiley both of Dupue, IL. and one great granddaughter Emma Burtman of Rochelle, IL. Sisters; Lena Hinkle of Batesville, AR and Mary Ogle of Alton, IL. Four brothers; Hanzil Burtman of Chicago, IL, Audrion, Vincent and John Burtman all of Pocahontas.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to service from 9-10 a.m.

William Scott King

Paragould- William Scott King, 26, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Pocahontas.

He was preceded in death by his mother Tammy Owens, grandfather William Bud King, grandma Sherry Cunningham, grandfather Charlie Gipson, Aunt Julie Duncan and Uncle Donnie Cunningham.

He is survived by his wife Candy King of the home. His father William Terry King of Ravenden Springs and his grandmother Ruth King also of Ravenden Springs.

He was a loving caring husband and a friend to many that will be truly missed.

Service will be Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Bellah Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday from 5:00-8:00 P.M.

Joyce Kline

Pocahontas – Joyce Kline passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012.

Born October 21, 1936 in Pocahontas.

She is also preceded in death by husband Herman Kline.

She is survived by daughter Rhonda (Kline) House and husband Ken of Mountain Home, three grandchildren; Chad Lutrell, Ryan House and Karissa House.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with George Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 5-7 p.m. with a 7 o’clock rosary following.

Hoy Glendon Martin

MAYNARD — Hoy Glendon Martin, 77, son of the late William Andrew and Juley Ann Kester Martin, passed away Monday, April 09, 2012 at his home.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ilean Ford; brothers, Coy “Tot” Earl Martin, Eugene Martin, Paul “Leroy” Martin and Sherman Martin; and grandson, Joshua Krueger.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lee Martin of the home; children, Jimmy Glen Martin and Jamie Martin of Creve Coeur, Ill., Rita Gray Martin Dyer and Lee Dyer of Maynard, Michael Andrew Martin and Anne Marie Martin of Newport, Virginia “Leanne” Martin Krueger and Rodney Krueger Jr. of Walnut Ridge; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. A sister, Charlene Watson of West Memphis, and nephew, Jerry Brown of Smithville, also survive.
An ordained minister with Love Alive Ministries and current member of New Covenant Christian Church, he lived his life by the scripture of the 23rd Psalm. His life revolved around God, family, friends and music.

Memorials may be made to St. Bernards Hospice, 1726 Marie Circle, Jonesboro, 72401.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Dick Riney and John Murray officiating.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Bernards Hospice, 1726 Marie Circle, Jonesboro, 72401.

Barbara Jane Crawford

Pocahontas – Barbara Jane Crawford, 77, daughter of the late Corbly and Edna Lemmons passed away Sunday, April 08, 2012 at her home. She was preceded by her parents, husband Logan Crawford, 2 daughters; Sherry Richey Hampton and Robin Brown and 5 brothers; George, Bob Jim, Chuck and Lewis Lemmons and 2 sisters; June Grissom and Joyce Jones.

She is survived by one son Michael (Judy) Crawford of Gentry, Ar, 2 daughters; Vickie (Charles) Gwaltney of Pocahontas and Michelle (Tommy) Jacobs of Paragould, Ar, 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren and one sister Judy Winter of Denver, Co.

Service will be Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Sutton Freewill Baptist Church with Randy Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Sutton Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Anthony “Tony” Griffith

Ravenden Springs – Anthony “Tony” Theodore Griffith, 62, passed away Friday, April 06, 2012.

Born August 15, 1949 in Pocahontas to the late John Griffith, Jr. and Pauline (Inness) Griffith.

He is also preceded in death by brother John Griffith II and sister Naomi Griffith.

He is survived by daughter Tonjia Griffith of Ravenden Springs, and two sisters; Dianne Ezell of Poplar Bluff, MO and Ivora (Joe) Taylor of Ash Flat, AR.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 09, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with officiating. Burial will follow in Janes Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday night from 6-8 p.m.

Michael Keith Griffith

Paragould, Ar – Michael Keith Griffith, 26, was granted his angel wings on April 5, 2012. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends Michael had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet very memorable life. Michael is survived by his wife Morgan Liebhaber – Griffith of Paragould, mother Rebecca Griffith of Pocahontas, father Brian Griffith and step – mother Jan Griffith both of Paragould, sister Teresa Griffith – Pfeffer of Little Rock. Grandparents Keith and Bobby Griffith of Imboden. He was preceded by grandparents Charlyne Bayer, Herman Penn and grandmother Betty Griffith. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Service will be Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Tom Letchworth officiating. Burial will follow in Chesser Cemetery.

Pallbearers include: Dan Collingsworth, Shane Ballard, Emmit Smith, Jake Smith, Ryan Flanery, and Josh Birmingham.

Honorary Pallbearers: Aaron Kiker and Eddie Mcpherson

Neta Jean Vandergriff

Ravenden Springs – Neta Jean Vandergriff, 69, departed this life on Thursday, April 05, 2012 at her home. Daughter of the late Clarence and Mabel Reynolds Evans was born on October 22, 1942 in Dalton, AR. She was a member of Hamil Community Church.

She was united in marriage at Hamil Community Church on March 04, 1961 to Elvis (Pete) Vandergriff who preceded her in death June 30, 2010. She is also preceded in death by one brother James Evans and brother-in-laws; Witt Hibbard and Gary Gardner.

She is survived by three children; Rebecca Matthews and husband Jackie of Ravenden Springs, Judy Barnett and husband Bob of Pocahontas, and Paula Swift and husband Eddie of Ravenden Springs, three grandchildren; Holli Nitzsche and husband Paul of Morris, IL, Eric Swift of Ravenden Springs, and Zoie Barnett of Pocahontas, and one great grandchild William Nitzsche. Two sisters; Jewell Bennett and husband BW of Pocahontas, Joyce Garner of Pocahontas, and one brother Jerry Evans and wife Diane of Pocahontas, and several nieces and nephews.

Neta will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 07, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Matthew Donner. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Clinton Bennett, Scott Bennett, Kenny Bennett, David Hibbard, Blake Bennett, Jeff Bennett.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Eric Swift, Jackie Matthews, Eddie Swift and Bob Barnett.

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