Obituaries

Eathel Buckley

Maynard – Eathel Buckley, 83, passed away Monday, September 05, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born September 25, 1927 in Success, AR to the late Dave and Leona Nash.

She is also preceded in death by husband, Walter Buckley, son, Carl Buckley and 1 brother and 2 sisters.

She is survived by three sons; Gary Buckley of Supply, James Buckley of Hannibal, MO and David Buckley of Maynard. 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, two brothers; Raymond Nash of Pocahontas and Thurman Nash of Poynor, MO. Six sisters; Pauline Buckley of Maynard, Leathe Buckley of Anna, IL, Minnie Barber of Maynard, Delores Young of Pocahontas, Janie Cresap of Maynard and Lorine Hufstedler of Paragould.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 09, 2011 at Maynard Church of Christ with Harman Seawel officiating. Burial will follow in Maynard Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Wilma Johnson

Maynard – Wilma Christine Johnson, 77, passed away Monday, September 05, 2011.

Born January 22, 1934 in Deering, MO to the late Leonard and Ethel Engle.

She is also preceded in death by one son, one grandson, one sister, and three brothers.

She is survived by husband J.W. Johnson of McChesney Park, IL, one son Danny Crouch of Maynard and one stepdaughter Kay Somers of Alabama, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 08, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jon Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens.

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

Clara Sue Conner

Maynard – Clara Mae “Sue” Conner, 77, passed away September 03, 2011.

Born November 26, 1933 in Walnut, Nebraska to the late Rev. William and Viola Conner.

She is also preceded in death by brothers; Eddie Conner, Bob Conner, Paul Conner and Jay Jee Conner.

She is survived by brother John Conner of Corning and two sisters; Ruth Lincoln and Louise Welliver both of Maynard. Also, 24 nieces and nephews, 33 great nieces and nephews and several great great nieces and nephews.

Ms. Conner was an active member of the Frolicking Grannys Red Hats and was also a 1974 graduate of Kansas Institute of Medical Assistance Training in Witchita, Kansas.

Memorials may be made to Maynard United Methodist Church and Legacy Hospice of Osceola, AR.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Maynard Methodist Church with Tom Dellinger officiating.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Leo Jerry Sallee

Pocahontas – Leo Jerry Sallee, 84, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

He was born December 29, 1926 in Pocahontas to the late Waldo “Fay” and Cleo Sallee..

He is survived by his wife Julianne Sallee of the home, two daughters; Karla and husband Houston Richardson of Memphis and Lark and husband Steven Sigsby of Rector, stepdaughter Jean King of Florida and stepson Edward and wife Elizabeth King of Alabama. Four grandchildren; Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Memphis, Sarah Ragan of Flagstaff, AZ, Marshall Sigsby of Jonesboro and Natalie Sigsby of Starkville, MS. Five step grandchildren; Daniel Cook of Florida, Jordan Rego of South Carolina, Amanda King of Alabama, Katherine King also of Alabama and Erin Baker of Memphis.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 01, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Vivian Evans

Pocahontas – Vivian Evans, 91, passed away Monday, August 29, 2011 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab.

She is preceded in death by parents John and Carrie Wiltrote, one brother and three sisters.

She is survived by four sons; Tom, Wayne and Arvid Benzen and David Evans. Two daughters; Elanie Knoche and Debbie Sunderman and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 02, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Tom Benzen officiating. Burial will follow in Homeplace Cemetery.

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

Wilma Joyce Clark

Pocahontas – Wilma Joyce Clark, 75, passed away Monday, August 29, 2011.

Born July 10, 1936 in Bement, IL to the late Otis and Ruby Clark.

She is also preceded in death by son Steve Clark and brothers; Harold, Kent and Bruce Clark.

She is survived by husband Kenneth Clark of the home, two daughters; Pam Baldwin of Pana, IL and Jan Richardson of Pocahontas. Two sons; John Clark of Pana, IL and Patrick Clark of Findlay, IL. 9 grandchildren; Toby Hocq, Dustin Hocq and Tammy Poling all of Pana, IL, Aaron Lewey of Pocahontas, Aubrey Lange of Eagle Lake, TX and Maranda Clark of Chatam, IL. Two brothers; Otis Clark of Stonington, IL and Lloyd Clark of North Carolina, sister Maxine Damery of Blue Mound, IL 9 great grandchildren and one on the way.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital or Five Rivers Animal Aid in Pocahontas or ASPCA.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Randy Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Stonington Cemetery in Illinois.

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

Rheita M. Johnson

Pocahontas – Rheita M. Johnson, 96, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born October 03, 1914 in Hope, AR to the late John and Mary Crosby.

She is also preceded in death by husband, Carmel Johnson, four sons; Thurston Verkler, twins Harold and Darrell Verkler and Kenneth Johnson. Two brothers; Harold Crosby and William Murphy and sister Ouida Verkler.

She is survived by three daughters; Barbara Mitchell and Wilma Burrows both of Pocahontas and Betty Feager of St. Louis, MO, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Carl Massey officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

Ralph Gene Hill

Pocahontas – Ralph Gene Hill, 70, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011 at his home.

Born April 16, 1941 in Double Springs, AL to the late John and Annie Hill.

He is also preceded in death by granddaughter, Samantha Barr, three sisters; Bertha Tidwell, Burnice Shivley and Dortha Whitley and three brothers; Allen Hill, John Hill, Jr. And Raymond Hill.

He is survived by his wife Erma Hill of the home. One son, John Hill of Pocahontas, 3 daughters, Pam (Kenny) Barr of Maynard, Angie Bland & special friend H.C. Becton of Kinston, NC, Suzie Norris & special friend Billy Thompson of Maynard. Six Grandchildren; Dickie Ray Bland, Jr and special friend Ashley Thomas of Kinston, NC, Shane Bland also of Kinston, NC, Benjamin and wife Terry Barr of Pocahontas, Jessica Barr of Maynard, Kalib Norris of Chapel Hill, NC and Makala Norris of Kinston, NC and one great grandson Noah Ray Bland of Kinston, NC. Two brothers; Rayburn Hill of Wilson, AR, Billy Ray (Sybil) Hill of Lynn, AL, one sister Barbara Young of Double Springs, AL. Many nephews, nieces and great nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hill enjoyed having a house full of friends and family. He also enjoyed listening to music, especially bluegrass and making people laugh.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2011 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Kenny Barr and Mike Bradley officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday night from 5-8 p.m. Burial will follow in Maynard Cemetery.

Alvie Lee Atkins

Pocahontas – Alvie Lee Atkins, 78, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Advanced Care Hospital in Searcy.

Born September 17, 1932 in Okean to the late Homer and Mary Atkins.

He is also preceded in death by wife Frieda Atkins, four brothers and one grandchild.

He is survived by three sons; Gary, Virgil and John Atkins. Two daughters; Cheryl Atkins and Linda Siscel, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Two brothers; Ralph and Danny Atkins and dear friend, Mary.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Terry Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday night from 4-8:00 p.m.

John Orville Brodell

Pocahontas – John Orville Brodell, 63, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Born July 16, 1948 to Eugene “Gene” and Marilyn Brodell.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Brodell.

He is survived by son, Bruce and wife Tracie Brodell of Pocahontas and daughter, Christy and husband Eddie Rose of Pocahontas. Five grandchildren; Sheyna, Brennen and Katie Brodell, Blake and Lauren Rose. Two sisters; Charlotte and husband Pink Baltz and Janna and husband Mike Creason all of Pocahontas. Brother, Don Brodell of Little Rock, father, Eugene “Gene” Brodell of Pocahontas and special friend Pat Baltz.

Memorials may be made to St. John Cemetery Fund or St. Paul School.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011 at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Anthanius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.

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

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