Obituaries

Jana Chastain

Pocahontas – Jana Chastain, 31, passed away Saturday, May 07, 2011.

She was born March 12, 1980 in Pocahontas.

She is survived by two children, Kenton and Kaelyn Culp both of Pocahontas. Parents, Jerry and Janice Chastain of Pocahontas, two brothers, Jeff and wife Kim Chastain of Pocahontas and James Chastain of Little Rock. Also, nephew Clark Chastain of Pocahontas and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Larry Owen officiating. Burial will follow in Sutton Cemetery.

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

June Viola Simington

Pocahontas- June Viola Simington, 88, was born January 14, 1923 in Caddo County, Oklahoma, to Thomas and Viola Giles and Departed this life May 6, 2011 at the Fol and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ar.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Franklin Surl Simington, and a grandson, Michael Jansen.

She was retired from Walmart as a Department Manager. She spent many years working with the Randolph County Fair Board and as a tribute for her many years of service to the Fair Board, a building was named after her.

She is survived by three daughters, and one son. Judy Bennett and husband Dickey of Bartlett, Tn, Joanne Jansen and husband, Ben of Pocahontas, Louise Crump and Husband Mike of Jonesboro and James William Simington and wife Irma of Jacksonville, Fl. Seven grandchildren, Andy Bennett and wife Katy, Ashley Bennett of Bartlett, Tn, Matt Jansen and wife Jessie of Pocahontas, Jessica and William Simington of Jacksonville, Fl, Josh Crump of Jonesboro. Three great grandchildren, Katelyn and Kaylee Bennett of Bartlett, Tn and Paige Jansen of Pocahontas.

Service will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M., in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Fred Hunter officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 at McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Marty Cagel, Ray Adams, Hugh Hightower, James Ashcraft, Raul Blasini and Bill Dorman.

James William Robinett, Sr.

Lafe, AR – James William Robinett, Sr., 83, passed away Thursday, May 05, 2011 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Born August 27, 1927 in Thayer, MO. To the late Redmon and Margrett Robinett.

He is also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by wife, Margaret Robinett of the home, son, Jim Robinett of Poplar Bluff, MO., and two daughters, Kathy Meeks of Pocahontas and Belinda Ellis of Gainsville, AR. Five grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and brother, Jack Robinett of Jonesboro.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 09, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Dale Snyder and Eric Newberry officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

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

Jim Baltz

Pocahontas – Jim Baltz, 76, passed away Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Born September 08, 1934 in Pocahontas to the late John and Gaye Baltz.

He is also preceded in death by two sisters; Bernadette Lemmon and Helen Cox.

He is survived by wife of 52 years, Sara Baltz of the home, two daughters; Beth (John) Throesch of Pocahontas and Debbie (Greg) Rowland of Springfield, MO. And one son, Jeff Baltz of Memphis, TN. Five grandchildren; Michael and Haley Throesch both of Pocahontas, Meagan (Joey) McCullah of Wheaton, MO., Sarah and Lauren Rowland both of Springfield, MO. Three sisters, Sarah (David) Hotzel and Loretta (Ken) Scribner both of Shawnee Mission, KS and Suzanne (Jim) Koterski of Chadds Ford, PA.

Mr. Baltz was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, past president of Kiwanis, a member of Knights of Columbus, a life long member of St. Paul Catholic Church, and an avid golfer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Trust Fund, Muscular Dystrophy Society or any charity of your choice.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 07, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father John Marconi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday night from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7 o’clock rosary following in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include: Jerry Lindsey, Mick Warden, A.J. Baltz Jr., Robert Sorg, Larry Weick, and Pink Baltz.

Lydia Jane Patterson

Lydia Jane (Wineland) Patterson

Jane was born on February 3, 1923 in Clinton, Indiana. She was the third of thirteen children born to the late John and Wahenta (Hutton) Dorman Wineland.

In 1927, her family bought a houseboat and floated it down the Wabash and Ohio Rivers to near Cairo, Illinois. The shelling business eventually brought them to Pocahontas.

She married Clyde Ryburn Patterson on August 23, 1940 and traveled with him to various Army bases during World War II. Clyde passed away in 1980.

Clyde and Jane had seven children, the late Tommy Patterson of Pocahontas, Charlotte (Lambert) Jansen of Pocahontas, Nancy (Albert) Frankenberger of Jonesboro, the late Clyde David who died at five years old, Dottie (John) Hopkins and Debbie Stinson of Shoals, IN, and Cathy Jones of Pocahontas.

Jane leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 12 great grand children and 6 great great grandchildren, many of whom she took care of when they were young. One grandson, Scott Dawson, preceded her in death. She is also survived by one sister, Alice Barnett of Pocahontas.

A hard working, dedicated mother and grandmother, she worked numerous jobs and long hours to care for her children. She was always grateful to the many compassionate, good people in Pocahontas who helped her.

Jane has been a long time resident of Pocahontas and has spent the last year and a half at Randolph County Nursing Home. She and her family appreciate the kindness and care provided by the staff and her doctors. They made her last years more comfortable.

Jane peacefully passed away, after visits from her five loving daughters and several grandchildren on May 4, 2011. She was 88 years old. A visitation will be held at McNabb Funeral Home from 5:00 o’clock until 7:00 o’clock on May 5, 2011. The funeral services will be at the McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas on May 6 at 2:00 o’clock with Roger Shields officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons Paul Dawson, Joseph Jansen, Britt Frankenberger, John David Hopkins, Joey Jones, Josh Jones and Justin Patterson. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters Becky Pendley, Laura Shepherd, and Amy Quakenbush.

The family requests that memorials be left to the First Presbyterian Church, 1302 Decker St. in Pocahontas or the Alzheimer Association, Central Arkansas Chapter, 1202 S. Main Street, Suite 215, Little Rock, AR 72202.

Carolyn Jean McNabb

Maynard – Carolyn Jean McNabb, 41, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

Born November 21, 1969 in Kennett, MO to Gene and Marjorie Carpenter of Knobel, AR.

She is also survived by husband, Scott McNabb of the home, son, Justin Carpenter of Knobel, AR, two daughters, Stephanie and Kelly McNabb both of the home and three half sisters.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Adam Bruton officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 1:30-2:00.

Mrs. McNabb will be cremated.

Louise Jansen

POCAHONTAS – Edna Louise Kincade Jansen, 82, of Pocahontas, died April 29, 2011 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

The daughter of the late Ed Kincade and Myrl Pratt Kincade, she was born May 5, 1928 in Randolph County, AR, where she grew up and lived most of her life. She married the late Martin Ed Jansen August 19, 1951, with whom she celebrated 54 years of marriage. She was a homemaker and known for her beautiful quilt making. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include six daughters, Gima Jansen of Paragould, Sonya Walker and husband Ronnie of Pocahontas, Tamara Jansen of Jonesboro, Bridgette Gray and husband John of Conway, Lydia Sipa and husband Steve of Jonesboro, and Marta Wheeless and husband Jeff of Pocahontas; five sisters, Mary Johns, Kathleen DeClerk, Wilma Pierce, Betty Logan and Joanie Barker and three brothers, Tom Kincade, Lindell Kincade and Gary Kincade. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Jori Elizabeth Junkersfeld of Memphis, Sam Walker and wife Samantha of Jonesboro, Will Walker of Pocahontas, Lauren Jansen of Pocahontas, Bobby Cohen of Jonesboro, Anne Cohen of Conway, Joshua Wheeless of Pocahontas, Max Mickey of Hammond, LA, four step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta Lewis and a brother, Ralph Kincade.

Visitation will be held at McNabb Funeral Home on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm with a rosary following at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Catholic Church with Reverend Athanasius Okeiyi officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Tim Kincade, Tommy Kincade, Danny Baltz, Gary Kincade, Norman Kincade, Mark Jansen, Jeff Jansen and Johnny Ward. Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Walker, Steve Sipa, Jeff Wheeless, John Gray, and Dr. Danny Grubbs.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church; 1002 Convent St.; Pocahontas, AR. 72455

Lovis Marie Koons

Pocahontas – Lovis Marie Koons, 89, passed away April 27, 2011 at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born September 21, 1921 in Biggers to the late Ira and Georgia Fields, Sr.

She is also preceded in death by husband, Billie Koons, daughter, Kim Simpson, two brothers, J.M. Fields and Ira Fields, Jr. and sister, Coletta Archer.

She is survived by five children, Billy (Dottie) Koons of Warm Springs, Barry (Pat) Koons of Stokes, Phyllis (Johnny) Walker of Pocahontas, Sheila ( Ron) Malloy of West Plains, MO., and Robin (Kenny) McMullin of Pocahontas. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren one sister, Coleen Stout and one brother, James Fields both of Pocahontas.

Mrs. Koons enjoyed reading, sewing and visiting with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Pocahontas or Randolph County Library.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, May 05, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Eric Moffett officiating.

Pallbearers include: Billy Koons, Barry Koons, Jr., Chad Koons, Zachary Koons, Justin Koons, and Matthew Koons.

Honorary Pallbearers include: McKenzie Koons and Trystan Koons.

Lesta Arzella Triplett

Pocahontas- Lesta Arzella Triplett, 95, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Randolph Home. Born to the late Richard and Cora Pierce. She was preceded by her parents, husband Omer Triplett, 2 daughters, Carolyn Brown and Yonnie Triplett, grandson Scott Triplett and son-in-law, Thomas Rogers.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Omer Lee Rogers of Pocahontas and Connie (David) Allen of Machesney Park, IL and one son, Bernie (Connie) Triplett of Wright City, MO. Son-in-law, Rick Brown of Doniphan, MO., 8 grandchildren, Allen (Dena) Rogers of Pocahontas, Kevin Rogers of Delaplaine, Craig (Jody) Triplett of Wentzville, MO., Sherry (Joe) Kliethermes of Villa Ridge, MO., Chris (Denielle) Peters of Morrison, IL., Ross Brown of Doniphan, MO., David N. Allen of Machesney Park, IL. and Bryant Allen of Pearl Harbor, HA and 9 Great-grandchildren, Brandon Morrone, Blake Bannister, Samantha Triplett, Jacob Triplett, Connor Triplett, Kriston Peters, Tyler Peters, Cody Peters and Doran Brown. One Brother, Frank (Mona) Eddington of Little Rock and one sister, Wanda Lee Tims of Tuckerman.

Visitation will be Monday from 4:00-8:00. Service will be Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2:00 P.M.. In the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jon Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Sharum Cemetery.

Jess Lee Carr

Jess L. Carr, of Pocahontas, Arkansas, fought the good fight and completed his journey on April 20, 2011. He was 83.

Mr. Carr was born in 1927 in Conway County to Jess L. Carr and Virginia Boyer Carr.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sarah Carr, and his six children: Garry Carr of Conway County; Doug Gray of Salem, Oregon; David Gray of Albany, Oregon; Linda Mendell of San Francisco, California; Connie Terrafranca of Vienna, Virginia; and Debby Carr of Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean War from 1953-1955.

Mr. Carr was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Pocahontas.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00, on Saturday, April, 23, 2011 at the Randolph County Memorial Gardens. The McNabb funeral home is charge of arrangements. The Reverend Roger Shields will officiate. There will be a second visitation from 10-12 prior to service on Saturday also at McNabb’s.

Visitation will be held Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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