Obituaries

James B. Baltz

Pocahontas – James B. Baltz, 92, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born September 27, 1918 in Pocahontas to the late Bartha and Rosa Baltz.

He is also preceded in death by brothers, Robert, Tom and Fintan Baltz son, Stephen Baltz and grandson, Nick Baltz.

He is survived by wife, Regina Baltz of the home, son, Bart Baltz of Pocahontas, three grandchildren, Megan Baltz Seawel, Ely Baltz, and Austin Baltz all of Pocahontas. Eleven great grandchildren, Ashton Smith, Haley Baltz, Ethan Baltz, Blaine Baltz, Ivory Allen, Julius Seawel, Paisley Baltz, Saphyra Seawel, Ryder Baltz, Rylie Baltz, and Steven Baltz. Four brothers, Ray Baltz and Curtis Baltz both of Little Rock, Lucian Baltz of Protem, MO and Max Baltz of Pocahontas. Four sisters, Katherine Barre, Helen Hunter, Alice Jansen and Frances Steimel all of Pocahontas.

Mr. Baltz was a member of Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Charitable Trust Fund.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at St. Paul Catholic Church with Anthansius Okeiyi officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation was held Tuesday night from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 rosary following in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers included: Joe Bergman, Pinky Baltz, Lambert Blissenbach, Bruce Hunter, Drew Jansen, Bart Baltz.

Honorary Pallbearers included: Danny Baltz, Lawrence Bergman, Hugh Steimel, Wayne Hunter, Greg Barre’, Tommy Barre’, and Lawrence Steimel.

Sarah LeaAnn Weaver

Pocahontas – Sarah LeaAnn Weaver, 22, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011 at UAMS.

Born May 17, 1989 in Fresno, CA.

She is preceded in death by grandparents, Willard and Lillian Daily, Zela and Walter Daily, Willie and Effie Morgan and Vernon and Jewel Weaver.

She is survived by parents, Richard and Rhonda Weaver of the home. Four brothers, Daniel and wife, Liz Weaver of Biggers, Joshua and wife Carmen Weaver, Thomas Weaver and Darren and wife, Felicia Weaver all of Pocahontas. One sister, Elizabeth and husband, Archie Barber of Pocahontas and 11 nieces and nephews. Makayla, Hunter and McKenzie Barber, Cayden and Bailey Weaver, Alicia and Brayden Franklin, Haven and Morgan Martin, Joshua Weaver and Ryan Weaver.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Darrell Fears and Roger Hovis officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Justin Ramsey, Andrew Daily, Thomas Daily, Stephen Daily, Lee Stevens, and Ben King.

Emma Laqueta Steele

Maynard- Emma Laqueta Steele, infant daughter of Lynn and Erica (Williams) Steele, passed away Friday, June 17, 2011 at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro.

She is survived by her parents and two sisters, Carley and Makenna Steele both of the home.

Maternal-grandparents, Don and Judy Williams of Maynard and her Paternal-Grandparents Doug and Regina Steele of Poyner , Mo. And many other relatives.

Graveside service was held at 11:00 am Monday, June 20, 2011 in Hite Cemetery with Clyde Hackworth officiating. McNabb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Albert Schaechtel

Pocahontas – Henry Albert Schaechtel, 92, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born September 25, 1918 in Pocahontas to the late Albert and Mary Schaechtel.

He is also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

He is survived by two sisters, Helen Lamb and Geraldine Skelton both of Pocahontas, one niece and four nephews.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Pauls Cemetery.

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

Virginia Elizabeth Pace

Pocahontas: Virginia Elizabeth Pace 86, passed away Monday June 13th 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

She was born June 2nd 1925, in Paragould AR to the late Guy and Beulah Cotton.

She is survived by two Sons Jim Pace and wife Diane of Cordova TN, and Joe Pace and wife Brenda of Pocahontas, six grandchildren, Joe Koehler Pace, Steven Craft, Dena Freeman, Tracy Pace, Sara Miller, and Cheryl Long.

Graveside services for Mrs. Pace will be Wednesday June 15th at 2:30 P.M. in Masonic Cemetery with Joe and Jim Pace officiating.

Visitation will be from 1-2 Wednesday afternoon at Mcnabb Funeral Home prior to the service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mcnabb Funeral Home.

Eula Milam

Mrs. Eula Erma Milam of Stokes, age 90, passed away at her home Sunday, June 12, 2011. She was born January 08, 1921 in Maynard, AR to the late Aaron Otto “Buster” Mack and Ollie Francis Fowler Mack. She was married to Alvin Andrew “Short” Milam on April 07, 1943. He preceded her in death on October 30, 1984. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Beulah Mae Melton and a brother, Buford Aaron Mack.

Mrs. Milam is survived by her two daughters, Lyda Davidson of Stokes and Linda Kay Holloway and husband, Charles Teddy Holloway of Pocahontas, AR; two brothers, Buel Otto Mack of Galesburg, Illinois and Charles Eugene Mack of Montgomery, Illinois; three grandsons, Derek Ingram and wife, Penny of Festus, MO; Tracy Ingram and wife, Shelia, and Trent Ingram and wife, Stacy, of Pocahontas; three step-grandchildren, Gary Holloway of Lexington, TN; Debbie Junkersfeld and Angie Kee of Maynard; eight great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and two step great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Milam was a member of the Church of Christ at Stokes. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Brown Shoe Company.

Pallbearers: Darrell Melton, Randy, Scot and Charles “Chuck” Mack, Lance Milam and Wayland Brooks.

Honorary Pallbearers were great grandchildren: Gary, Chelsea, Elyssa, Charity, Logan, Brenden and Clayton Ingram and Chasity McPherson and great great grandchildren, Landon and Chloe McPherson.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 15th at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ben Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Brockett Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Homes, Inc., PO Box 460, Paragould, AR. 72450 or Brockett Cemetery Fund, c/o Bank of Pocahontas, PO Box 467, Pocahontas, AR. 72455

Ruby Wilson

Pocahontas: Ruby Louise Wilson 89, passed away Saturday June 11th at St. Bernards.

She was born April 21st 1922 at Ingram, AR to the late Luther and Dora Shaver.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her Husband Cecil Wilson, son Michael, and a granddaughter Shanna.

She is survived by one Son Don Wilson and wife Becky of Pocahontas, one Daughter Sheila Glisson of Pocahontas, ten Grandchildren, twelve Great Grand Children, and two Great Great Grand Children, and one Brother Ray Shaver of Pocahontas.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Wilson will be Tuesday June 14th at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Mcnabb Funeral Home, burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery with Harmon Seawel and Michael Meredith officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-7 Monday evening at Mcnabb Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mcnabb Funeral Home.

Brenda Sue Hibbard

Imboden: Brenda Sue Hibbard, 62, passed away June 9, 2011 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

She was born July 24, 1948 in Harrisburg, AR to Cecil and Kate Malone.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Brother Gary Malone, and Sister Gail Johnson.

She is survived by two Sons Bobby Bragg, and Eric Bragg both of Baytown, TX, Mother Kate Malone of Pocahontas, and two Brothers Ricky Malone and Ron Malone both of Imboden.

Funeral services for Brenda Hibbard will be Sunday June 12th at 2pm at the Smithville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Harold Russell officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 Saturday evening at Mcnabb Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mcnabb Funeral Home.

Roy Nipps

Pocahontas: Roy Nipps 47, Passed away June 9, 2011at Five Rivers Medical Center.

He was born March 16, 1964 in Pocahontas to Junior and Nancy Nipps.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, and one Sister Sue Nipps.

He is survived by his Daughter, Ashley Ellington of OK, Father Junior Nipps, three brothers Ricky Nipps, Jeffery Nipps, and Bobby Nipps all of Pocahontas. One Sister Linda Smith of Imboden.

No services have been announced at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mcnabb Funeral Home.

J.D. Bennett

Pocahontas – J. D. Bennett, 86, passed away Tuesday, June 07, 2011.

Born July 27, 1924 in Pocahontas to the late Wesley and Elsie Bennett.

He is also preceded in death by wife, Qulah Bennett, one brother and four sisters.

He is survived by son, Allen and wife Marcita Bennett of Pocahontas and daughter, Sandra and husband Mike Brown of Pickens, AR. Five grandchildren, Ashley and husband Tyler Roberts of Conway, Tiffany and husband Denny Moore of Pocahontas, Matthew Brown of Cabot, Justin and wife Kelsey Bennett of Dover and Lezlee Bennett of Pocahontas. Two brothers, Cletus Bennett of California and Billy Bennett of Pocahontas and sister, Shirley Moore of Illinois.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Friday night from 6-8:00 p.m.

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