Obituaries

Freda Pauline Turner

Pocahontas – Freda Pauline Turner, 76, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010.

Born August 15, 1934 in Pocahontas to the late Fremont and Ruby Wilkerson Earley.

She was married to Herbert Turner on July 11, 1950 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2010.

Mrs. Turner retired from Esna after 15 years of employment. She was a long time member of Church of Christ. She battled with cancer for 2 ½ years.

She is preceded in death parents; Fremont Earley and step mother Opal, mother Ruby Wilkerson Earley – Heanue and husband Tom, brother James Earley and son-in-law Chris French.

She is survived by husband Herbert Turner, Sr., children; Brenda (Charles) Ralph of Ohio, Susie (Rick) Knight of Illinois, Paula (Dennis) Perrydore of Missouri, Herbert (Charlotte) Turner of Texas, Ginny French of Illinois, Steve (Betty) Turner of Missouri, Mike (Stacey) Turner of Texas, and Stanley (Shauntae) Turner of Arkansas. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild on the way. Siblings include: John (Lucille) Earley of Illinois, Paulette McNabb of Illinois, Brenda (Dewey) Tomlinson of Illinois, Larry (Cathy) Earley of Arkansas. Step sisters include Wayron (Frank) Stroud, Mary (Everett) Songer and Joann (Ray) Cain. And numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say thank you to Legacy Hospice and Americare Health Care. Thanks to all family and friends for their help. A special thank you to our sister Ginny for her loving care of our mom.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ligie Waddell, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Sons and grandsons

Timothy (TIM) Howard Snow

Pocahontas: Mr. Timothy “Tim” Howard Snow, 57, Passed away Friday December 10th at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Mr. Snow was a service tech. With Centerpoint Energy for many years.

He is survived by his wife Margaret of the home, one son Nick and wife Heather of Jonesboro, four daughters Katrina Snow Richey and husband Tim, Erica Snow Howard and husband Adam of Pocahontas, Andrea Breck of Batesvile, and Stephanie Breck of Flippin, Ar. Four grandchildren, Kaleigh Hendrix, Keaton Owens, Hannah Howard, and Dalton Ross. He is also survived by his mother Lillian Snow of Pocahontas. Two brothers John Snow of Pocahontas, and Tom Snow of London England.

He is preceded in death by one sister Marilyn McReynolds and a granddaughter Sloane Owens.

Funeral services for Mr. Snow will be Tuesday Dec. 14th at 10:00 am in the chapel of Mcnabb Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Randy Lingewfelter and James Coker officiating.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

Mildred Jones Fair

Mildred Jones Fair, age 94, of Pocahontas, died Friday, December 10, 2010 at Pocahontas Healthcare & Rehab. She was born August 30, 1916 in Black Rock, AR, the daughter of the late John Jefferson and Margaret (Billings) Watts Jones and was a graduate of Black Rock High School. She had a 31 year career with the US Postal Service, working as a postal clerk in Black Rock, Brinkley, and Pocahontas, retiring from the Pocahontas Post Office in 1971. She had been a member of First Baptist Church of Pocahontas for over 50 years, with 21 of those years being the teacher of Mary-Martha Adult Ladies Sunday School Class. She married Eldon Fair, February 22, 1940 in Pocahontas. He died in 2002. She was preceded by her parents, two brothers, three sisters, and a daughter-in-law, Billie Sue (Ray) Fair, who died in 2000.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Margaret Fair of Pocahontas; one grandson, Steve Fair and his wife, Aleyna of Matthews, MO; and one great grandson, Alex Fair also of Matthews, MO; one brother, Harlon Jones of Georgetown, TX; Many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church; 511 Church St; Pocahontas, AR. 72455 or Williams Baptist College; PO Box 3736, Walnut Ridge, AR. 72476.

There will be no services held. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Jeanne Mary Smith

Black Canyon, AZ. – Jeanne Mary Smith, 88, passed away Monday, December 06, 2010.

Born November 21, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Frank and Joy Scholl.

She is also preceded in death by husband Charles Smith and daughter Mary Smith.

She is survived by three sons; Mike Smith of Oregon, Joe Smith of Arizona, and David Smith of California, four grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Athansius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 6-7 with a 7:00 p.m. rosary following in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Evelyn “Bonnie” LaVonne Kimball

E. LaVonne “Bonnie” Kimball
(November 28, 1926 – December 6, 2010)

Pocahontas resident E. LaVonne “Bonnie” Kimball, age 84, formerly of Clear Lake, Iowa passed away Monday, December 6, 2010 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Bonnie (as friends and loved ones knew her) was born to W.A. and Rebecca Hanson in Britt, Iowa on November 28, 1926. She resided in Iowa until June 2000 when she moved to Pocahontas. She was a caring mother and grandmother and was loved and respected by many. Caring for others had always been a main focus of her life. She loved playing Yatzee with her family and friends and was noted for being a great cook that could make a meal out of whatever she could find in the frig. Many were those that sat at her kitchen table to discuss issues, get advice, tell jokes and drink coffee. She will be missed by so many.

She was preceded in death by two husbands Glen Ennen and Ralph Kimball; an infant son, Danny Ennen; four brothers Art, Bill, Lyle and Marvin Hanson; and two nephews, Richard and Russell “Pete” Hanson and her precious cat (Baby).

She is survived by her daughter Linda Davenport of Pocahontas, AR; son Randy Ennen and his wife Verlinda of Garner, Iowa; three grandchildren; Nikki Siems of Clear Lake, Iowa, Summer Grider and Robby Davenport both of Pocahontas, AR. Six great grandchildren; Emily and Brody Siems, Elizabeth, Rebekah, Jacob and Matthew Grider; a brother John Hanson and his wife Ardella of Klemme, Iowa, her loving cat Smokey, and too many nieces and nephews to mention.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date in Clear Lake, Iowa. Notification of time and place will be announced at that time. Memorials my be directed to a Human Society nearest you in her name. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Claudia May Barnett

Pocahontas – Claudia May Barnett, 92, passed away Friday, December 03, 2010.

Born May 06, 1918 in Noland, AR to the late Arley and Lula May Collins.

She is also preceded in death by husband Jess Barnett, Sr., daughter Peggy Long, son Tony Barnett, two grandsons; Roy and Ronnie Tucker, and two brothers; Carl Conner Collins and Colenden Collins.

She is survived by two daughters; Rita Jones of Pocahontas and Doris Hostler of Belleville, IL, son Jess Franklin Barnett, Jr. Of Pocahontas, 10 grandchildren; John Jones, Kim Haynes, Chad Barnett, Jess W. Barnett, Denny Tucker, Craig Hostler, T. K. Barnett all of Pocahontas, Debra Lindgren of Tacoma, WA, Stuart Tucker of Olympia and Patty Hawkin of Belleville, IL, 16 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren, brother Jerry Collins of Noland, AR, and sister Nina Collins of Oceanside, CA.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 06, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jon Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Chesser Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday from 9-10:00 a.m.

Evelyn Eileen Cook

Evelyn “Eve” Eileen Schultz Cook, 67, Williford, Arkansas passed away on December 02, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Eve was born on July 10, 1943 in Preston, MN to Paul and Dorothy (Damewood) Schultz. Eve grew up on the family farm near Lanesboro, MN. She attented country school and Lanesboro High School. After a few years in California, she and her two sons; Robert and George Cogley settled in Rushford, MN where she met her loving husband James “Rich” Cook of 26 years. She worked for TRW in Rushford, MN for 26 years. She and James “Rich” retired to Williford, Arkansas in September 2006. At that time, James and Evelyn both became school bus drivers because of their love of children. Eve enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, bowling, fishing and camping.

She was preceded in death by her father Paul Schultz, first husband Robert Cogley, Sr.

She is survived by her husband James “Rich”, sons; Robert W. Jr. and wife Brady Cogley of Lewiston, MN and George and wife Kristy Cogley of Rollingstone, MN. Two granddaughters both of Minnesota, Four grandsons all of Minnesota, two granddaughters of Illinois, two grandsons of Illinois, one grandson of Iowa, and one granddaughter of Iowa. Her mother Dorothy (Damewood) Schultz of Rushford, MN, her brother Frebert “Bud” Schultz of Pepin, WI, sister Judy and husband Wes Harding of Isanti, MN, sister, Lila and husband Don Bunke of Rushford, MN, brother Paul and wife Bonnie Schultz of Plainview, MN, brother Roy and wife Susan Schultz of Rushford, MN, sister Rita and husband Lee Cryderman of Renwer, MB, Canada. Stepdaughters Kimberly Cook of Illinois and Corie Jobst also of Illinois. And many nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts. Eve will be greatly missed by those who knew her and loved her. She had a heart of gold.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 05, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jim Farris officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held prior to service Sunday from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Velma Virginia Thompson

Pocahontas – Velma Virginia Thompson, 61, died Monday, November 29, 2010 at St. Benards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Born December 24, 1948 in Marianna, AR. To the late William and Opal Kennedy.

Virginia is survived by her husband, James H. Thompson of the home. Son, James Barry Thompson of the home and two daughters; Kimberly and husband Jay Matheny of Pocahontas and Andrea and husband Shawn Rowe also of Pocahontas. Four grandchildren; Tyler and Kanyon Matheny and Owen and Hannah Rowe. Sister, Jane Hand of O’Kean and brother, John Kennedy of Pocahontas and many other relatives and friends.

Virginia served as a LPN at Five Rivers Medical Center for over 20 years where she touched many peoples lives. She was deeply loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 04, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 3-4:00 p.m. prior to service.

Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Jansen

Pocahontas – Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Jansen, 66, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010.

Born December 30, 1943 in Pocahontas to the late Martin and Josephine Jansen.

He is also preceded in death by three brothers; Joe Jansen, Bill Jansen and Martin Ed Jansen. Five sisters; Marie Conway, Catherin Conway, Elizabeth Carrucia, Virginia Cenac, and Patricia Dowdle.

He is survived by wife, Glenda Jansen of the home. Three daughters; Marcy Clark of Cabot, Teresa Jones of Paragould and Tonya Byers of Alpena. Son, Jeff Jansen of Pocahontas. Step daughter, Christie Wilks of Jonesboro and two step sons; Dusty Miller and Bret Miller both of Pocahontas. Grandchildren include; Shane Amos of Colorado, Emma Salinas of N.C., Rusty Amos of Pocahontas, Britney Kieffner of Paragould, Randy, Jeffrey, Jake and Josh Jansen all of Pocahontas, Heather and Jennifer Jansen of Sidney, AR., Gustin and Katie Byers of Alpena, AR. Step grandchildren include; Bianca, Nathan, Addison, Abbrielle and Allison. Eight great grandchildren; Talon, Corbyn, and Remington Kieffner, Libby and Zander Jansen, Xavier Salinas, Killey Amos, and Raleigh Jansen. Three sisters; Francis Baltz and Dottie Ward both of Pocahontas, and JoAnn Pfeffer of Little Rock. Brother, Paul Jansen of Rockford, IL.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 03, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Athansius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

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

Hilda Jane Shivley

Hilda J. Shivley died at her home in Pocahontas on Saturday, November 27th at 89 years of age. She was born on July 09, 1921, in the Noland Community, the eldest daughter of Jim and Daisy Shivley. Miss Shivley was the quintessential career woman, retiring after 47 years of federal government service, first at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. during World War II and later at the VA Hospital in Little Rock, AR, where she spent many years as executive assistant to the Chairman of the Department of General Surgery. She filled a variety of critical roles in the surgery residency training program and gained lasting fame as the go-to person when anything needed to be done quickly and done well. Many surgeons around the state and country have fond memories of “Miss Hilda” and continue to appreciate the influence she had on their early careers.

A lifelong Methodist and Yellow Dog Democrat, Miss Shivley was a committed citizen of her community, first in Little Rock and, after retirement, in Pocahontas. She had an insatiable curiosity, a phenomenal memory, and a steel-trap mind. She loved politics, especially when the Democrats were winning, and was never happier than when surrounded by a disheveled pile of books and newspapers. She remained a voracious reader until the last day of her life.

Miss Shivley was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Daisy Shivley of Pocahontas; a sister Anna Belle Choate of LaCenter, KY; and a brother Clark Shivley of Jackson, TN. She is survived by a brother, James Shivley, of Bandon, OR; nieces Trudy Hartis of Chesapeake, VA, and Susan Potts of Warner Robins, GA; nephews Mack Shively of Beaverton, OR; Norman Shivley of Edmonds, WA; John Shivley of Alexander, WA; Preston Shivley of Jackson, TN; and David Choate of Charlotte, NC., along with many cousins, grandnieces and nephews, and friends. Her closest Pocahontas family has been cousin Neil Ragan and her “ladies-in-waiting” Maxine Richardson, Marlene Hart, Erma Stanfill, Judy Brandon, and Debbie Barnett.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 30th at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Funeral will be on Wednesday, December 1st at 2:00 P.M., in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Fred Hunter officiating, with interment to follow in Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or Heifer International.

Pallbearers include: John Shivley, Preston Shivley, Clark Preston Shivley III, Russell Fagnant, Warren Ragan, and Neil Ragan.

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