Obituaries

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.

Freeman Wyatt Keech

Imboden – Freeman Wyatt Keech, 70, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born May 26, 1940 in Pocahontas to the late Lowell and Marguerite Keech.

He is preceded in death by twin granddaughters and a sister.

He is survived by wife, Clara Keech of the home. Son, Steven Keech of Walnut Ridge. Two daughters, Frema Gipson of Imboden and Jeanine Duncan of Walnut Ridge. Two brothers, Sonny Keech of Renton, WA. And David Keech of Sedalia, MO.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Joe Loghry officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

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.

Marilyn Allene Tyler

Pocahontas- Marilyn Tyler, 80, daughter of the late Emmett and Dollie Hinkle.

She was preceded by her parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and 3 great-grandchildren.

She is survived by husband Harold Tyler of the home. 2 sons, Eugene and Ronnie Tyler of Pocahontas. 4 daughters, Linda Vanwinkle of Imboden, Peggy Stogsdill of Blanchard, OK., Diane Baltz of Pocahontas and Beverly Killian of Little Rock. 4 sisters, Lawana Dewitt, Louise Wicker, Jeannie Eagan and Delnora Jones, 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral. Service will be Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Westridge Church of Christ with Larry Owen officiating burial will follow in the Chesser Cemetery.

Ethel M. Lewis

Maynard – Ethel M. Lewis , 87, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born May 08, 1923 in Middletown, OH., to the late Charles and Haddie Cox.

She is survived by two daughters, Charlene Avery of Pocahontas and Robin Regan of Maynard, one son, Jack Lewis of Arizona, 13 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Vincent Avery officiating. Burial will follow in Maynard Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Dale Avery, Daniel Avery, Pete Avery, Lonnie Ray, Zachary Avery, Jacob Avery, Derek Avery, Kevin Ray.

Albert G. Wilson

Maynard- Albert G. Wilson, 93, son of the late Charles and Fannie Wilson, passed away Friday, April 15, 2011 at his home.

He was preceded by his parents, wife of 64 years Margaret Wilson, and brother Charles Dale Wilson.

He is survived by 4 children, Charles Wilson of Pocahontas, Gail Masserano of Bartlett, TN, Diana Rolland of Flaggstaff, AZ. and Terry Wilson of Maynard, and 9 grandchildren.

Albert was in the US army for 4 years during WWII and 22 years in the US Air Force and Served in England During the Korean War. In 1964 He Retired to Arkansas where he farmed and enjoyed life.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 10-11 at McNabb Funeral Home. Service will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Maynard Cemetery with Bill Goode officiating.

Monta Jean Evans

Pocahontas – Monta Jean Evans, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born June 12, 1937 in Dalton to the late Ralph and Monnie Cook, Sr.

She is survived by husband, Weldon Pete Evans of the home. Three sons, Tony (Jill) Evans of Paragould, Russell (Kelley) Evans of Pocahontas, and David (Martha) Evans of Jonesboro. Seven grandchildren, Elisabeth Evans, Allison Evans, Stephen Evans, Dustin Evans, Ali Guziewicz, Riley Guziewicz, and Brandon Evans. Brothers, Ralph Cook Jr. Of Imboden, George Cook of Byhalia, MS., and Jerry Cook of Rogers, AR. Sisters, Carol Upton of Enola, AR. And Sherrye Livingston of Bedford, IN.

Funeral service will be held Friday, April 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Larry Owen and Stan Little officiating. Burial will follow in Maynard Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to service from 2-4.

Pallbearers include: Stephen Evans, Brandon Evans, Dustin Evans, John French, Darren French, and J. Don Wilson.

Sunday Vanessa Blevins

Maynard – Sunday Vanessa (Jones) Blevins, 57, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

Born January 7, 1954 in Jonesboro to George and Earnestine Jones.

She is preceded in death by father, George Jones and sister, Kathy Jones.

She is survived by husband, Roger Blevins of the home, daughters, Julie Hocking of Warm Springs and Laura Cato of Jonesboro. 12 grandchildren, one great grandchild, sisters, Georgia Morgan of Maynard and Pam Blevins of Lexington, TX., and mother Earnestine Jones of Supply.

Memorial visitation will be held Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

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