Obituaries

Glenda Omega Rice

Pocahontas – Glenda Omega Rice, 72, passed away November 09, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born July 14, 1939 in Pocahontas to the late Henry Hearring, Sr. and Lorell Hearring.

She is also preceded in death by one grandchild.

She is survived by husband Billy Rice of the home, son Barry Rice of Newport News, VA., two daughters; Vicky Mitchell of Imboden and Brenda Conyers of Pocahontas and 7 grandchildren. Brother Henry Hearring, Jr. Of Knobel and sister Henrietta Lane of Mountain Home.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Randy Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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

Jesse “Jack” H. Story

Little Rock – Jesse “Jack” Story, 78, passed away Monday, November 07, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock.

Born September 25, 1933 in Mason, Arkansas to the late Fender and Nola (Goans) Story.

He is also preceded in death by daughter Pamela Lambert.

He is survived by wife Joann Story of the home, son Eddie and wife Kathleen Story of Benton, AR., three grandchildren; Amanda Bain, Cody Story and Phillip Lambert, and sister Martha Robinson of Miwok, CA.

Funeral service will be held Friday, November 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Larry Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday prior to service from 10-11 a.m.

Maggie Ann Johnson

Corning – Maggie Ann (Davidson) Johnson, daughter of Mary and Henry Davidson, born February 22, 1913 and passed away on November 04, 2011. She was 98 years old and had a wonderful life.

She married Daniel (Dell) Johnson on January 23, 1938 and had three children.

She is preceded in death by husband, parents, four brothers, five sisters, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She is survived by one son Danny and wife Joy Johnson of Paris, IL and two daughters; Shirley (Johnson) and husband Bob Ray of Virginia and Jane (Johnson) Story of Corning. 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 09, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Rick Yandell officiating. Burial will follow in Hite Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Wade Ray, Bud Zosso, Martin Johnson, Austin Johnson, Wayne Story, Terry Story, Roger Story and Brady Story.

Douglas “Windy” Barnes

Pocahontas – Douglas Euegene “Windy” Barnes, 72, passed away Tuesday, November 01, 2011.

Born August 04, 1939 in Biggers, AR to the late Bill and Buelah Barnes.

He is also preceded in death by brothers Jack and Bunk Barnes, sister Sue Stockwell, a special nephew Billy Ray Johnson, infant brother Duel Wayne Barnes and infant son Ray Neil Barnes.

He is survived by wife Barbara Barnes of the home, three sons; Rodger Barnes, Toney Barnes and Kevin and wife Karen Barnes, daughter and caregiver Angie Barnes and 8 grandchildren; Lauren Jansen, Bryce Decker, Rachel Barnes, Kolby Barnes, Hope Barnes, Allie Barnes and Gage and Maggie Glisson and 3 great grandchildren; Ethan Jansen, Aiden Barnes, and Luke Decker. Sisters; Shirley Griffin and Betty Hufstedler all of Pocahontas.

Funeral service were held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial followed in Sutton Cemetery.

Visitation was held Thursday from 5-8 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers included: Bryan Barnes, Ryan Thielemier, Randy Meeks, Bryce Decker, David Clay, and Colton Haliburton.

Honorary Pallbearers: Gene Cook, Sicero Jones, Billy Venson and Thomas Venson.

Veda “Oldean” Abshier

Maumelle – Veda “Oldean” Abshier, 85, passed away Monday, October 31, 2011.

Born February 24, 1926 to the late Clarence and Addie Bell Jones.

She is also preceded in death by husband Ewell Clifton Abshier, three brothers; Alden Jones, Derl Jones and Carroll Jones, and sister Geraldine Harris.

She is survived by two daughters; Regina and husband Gary French of Maumelle and Dian Van Ness of North Little Rock and son Larry and wife Karren Abshier of Glenwood, AR. Three grandchildren; William “Billy” Abshier of Providence Village, TX, Charles “Chaz” Van Ness, IV of North Little Rock, AR and Kayla Flanakin of Benton, AR. One great granddaughter Eliana Abshier and two sisters; Norma Carter of Machesney Park, IL and Erma Hampton of Arnold, MO.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 04, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Bill Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in Ingram Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Billy Abshier, Chaz Van Ness, Carl Harris, Jr., Mike Harris, Terry Rapert, Terry Jones.

Margaret Evelene Taber

Pocahontas – Margaret “Sissy” Evelene Taber, 76, passed away Monday, October 31, 2011.

Born April 23, 1935 to the late Walter and Pearl Agnes Donley.

She is also preceded in death by brothers Robert Donley, Glendon Donley and Joey Donley.

She is survived by loving husband of 46 years Willie “Shorty” Taber, daughter Willisa “Lisa” Taber and grandsons; William Walter Lee Taber and Lambert Glendon “Gage” Taber. Brothers; Quinton Leathers, Jr and Onon Lee Donley all of Pocahontas.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Stan Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow in Sutton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday for 5-8 p.m.

Pallbearers include: Wesley Johnston, Darrin Johnston, Mark Reed, Charles Nipps, Jeremey Poston, Kevin Barnett.

Honorary Pallbearers: William Taber and Gage Taber.

Wayland Thomas Stokes

White Hall – Wayland Thomas Stokes, 71, passed away Monday, October 31, 2011.

Born October 15, 1940 in Pocahontas to the late Jimmy and Daisey Stokes.

He is also preceded in death by wife Anita Stokes and son Richard Stokes.

He is survived by two sons; Vincent Stokes of Killeen, TX and David Stokes of Valdosta, GA. One daughter Terri Stokes of Modesto, CA., 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and 27 foster children. And sister Hazel Haulcroft of Pocahontas.

Mr. Stokes was U.S. Navy retired and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, V.F.W. and D.A.V.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, November 05, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in Brockett Cemetery with Cadell Welch officiating.

Visitation will be held prior to service Saturday from 9-10 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Roy Junior Raglin

Pocahontas – Roy Junior Raglin, 87, passed away Friday, October 28, 2011.

Born May 29, 1924 in Randolph County to the late Tommy and Laura Raglin.

He is also preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters which includes one special sister, Birdie Radcliff.

He is survived by his wife Delma VanWinkle Raglin of the home a sister Lucille Gipson of Pocahontas and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gerald Fears officiating. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation was held prior to service from 12-2 p.m.

Pallbearers included: Leland White, Tom Tadcliff, Jimmy Dunlap, Rudy Hausman, Craig Hibbard, and Bobby Pratt.

Sterlin Howard Griffin

Pocahontas – Sterlin “Speck” Howard Griffin, 73, passed away Monday, October 24, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born November 03, 1937 in Corning, AR to the late E.L. Griffin and Minnie Johnson Griffin.

He is also preceded in death by two brothers; Burlin and E.J. Griffin.

He is survived by wife Shirley Griffin of the home, children; Rick Griffin of Paragould, Todd and wife Lisa Griffin of Pocahontas, Shawn and wife Andrea Griffin of Potosi, MO, Randy and wife Netta Meeks of Pocahontas, Debbie Lewis of Pocahontas, Rick and wife Beth Meeks of Pocahontas, Gina and husband Darrell Woods of Cloverbend, AR and Greg Meeks and special friend Barbara of Pocahontas. 19 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, four sisters; Irine Nettles of Corning, Lorine Goodway of Holt, MO, Katherine Wilson of Hannibal, MO and Dena Payne of Poplar Bluff, MO.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

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

Pallbearers include: Jesse Meeks, Rick Meeks, Courtney Meeks, Jeremy Lewis, Kurt Light and Jared Griffin.

Honorary Pallbearer: Hunter Gates

Ronald Roy Willbanks

Ravenden Springs – Ronald Roy Willbanks, 68, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born August 11, 1943 to the late Roy and Ruby Willbanks.

He is preceded in death by wife Ina Willbanks and daughter Kerrie Willbanks.

He is survived by two daughters; Belinda (Chuck) Armstrong of Henderson and Susan Scharf of Little Rock, two brothers; Bobby and Larry Willbanks both of Truman and three sisters; Margaret Davis and Mary Barnes both of Harrisburg and Betty Arnold of Truman. Also, 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Ravenden Springs with Matthew Donner officiating. Burial will follow in Water Valley Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to service at the church from 1-2 p.m.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

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