Obituaries

Carl Stephen Tweedy

Pocahontas – Carl Stephen Tweedy, 83, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born September 01, 1927 in Eleven Point Community to the late Henry and Ollie Mrytle Tweedy.

He is also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Tweedy, 2 brothers Paul and Harold Tweedy and Two sister Hazel Earley and Helen Pratt He is survived by Seven sons; Bob Tweedy, Quinten Tweedy, Steve Tweedy, and Thornton Tweedy all of Pocahontas, Lee Tweedy and Travis Tweedy both of Imboden, and Dan Tweedy of Black Rock. Daughter Mary Cox and sister Julane Melton both of Pocahontas. 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Homeplace Cemetery.

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

Michael Garrett

Pocahontas – Michael Garrett, 44, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born September 24, 1966 in Dowagiac, MI.

He is preceded in death by brother, David Garrett and son, Jacob Garrett.

He is survived by both parents; Don and Louise Garrett of Pocahontas. Two brothers; Paul and wife Krystal and John Garrett both of Pocahontas. Sister, Donna and husband Jorge Ramirez of Pocahontas. Two nieces and seven nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nathan Kealer and Ken Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in Sutton Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday night from 6-8:00 p.m.

David Young

Imboden – David Young, 52, passed away Monday, November 08, 2010.

Born January 25, 1958 in Imboden.

He is preceded in death by sister Wilma Young.

He is survived by wife Sharon Young of the home. Three daughters; Belita and husband Steven Gulick of Kansas City, MO., Monique and husband Anthony Kemp of Springfield, MO., and Paige Finley of the home. 5 siblings; Marilyn Young, Arthur “Jim” Young, Johnny Young, Francille Young and Melba and husband Vangela West. Both parents; Melvin and Agnes Young of Pocahontas.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Chris Grandberry officiating. Burial will follow in Hardin Cemetery.

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

Alma Louise Sumner

Pocahontas – Alma Louise Sumner, 81, passed away Saturday, November 06, 2010 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born November 18, 1928 in Alicia, AR to the late James Arthur and Christina Bobbitt.

She is preceded in death by husbands; Ray Kenny Secrest and John William Sumner; also son, Franklin Lee Secrest and daughter, Teresa Jane Sumner and half sister, Leah Gentry.

She is survived by three daughters; Frances Benton of Maynard, Kimberly Becker of Hardy, and Tammy Kress of Streator, IL. Six sons; Kenny Secrest of Maynard, Marshall Secrest and Donnie Secrest of Pocahontas, David Secrest of Reyno, and John Sumner and James Sumner of Pocahontas. 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with John Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in Bassett Cemetery located in Bassett, AR.

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

Pallbearers include: Terry Benton, Chris Secrest, Michael Secrest, Jimmy Sumner, Chris Baker, Malcolm Rawls, Aaron Rawls, and Jeremy Blackwell.

Honorary Pallbearers: Jason Secrest, Jordon Sumner, Bradley Kress, and Tommy Kress.

Ruth Smart

Pocahontas – Ruth Smart, 62, passed Thursday, November 04, 2010.

Born October 02, 1948 in Randolph County to the late Bid and Velma Sanders.

She is preceded in death by sister, Thelma Hayes.

She is survived by husband Calvin Smart of the home. Son, Eddie Smart of Jackson, MO. and two daughters; Paula Durbin of Pocahontas and Tina Lamb of Jonesboro. 6 grandchildren; Angela Morris of Biggers, Robbie Durbin of Pocahontas, Holly & Savannah Smart of Pocahontas, Nathan and Natalie Lamb of Jonesboro, 2 great grandchildren; Lacea and Isiah Morris of Biggers, and 4 sisters; Barbara Howard of Comfort, TX., Helen Winngham of Gause, TX., Brenda Turner of Pocahontas, and Renee Spenwreth of Roundrock, TX..

Calvin and Ruth celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on July 6th. Ruth was born and raised in Pocahontas. She was a member of Skaggs Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 06, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gerald & Jon Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

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

Paula M. Bennett

Pocahontas – Paula M. Bennett, 81, passed away Monday, November 01, 2010.

Born July 23, 1929 in Mendez Capote, Provincia of Matanzas Cuba to the late Pedor and Andrea Suarez.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Freddie Wiseman and her second husband, William Bennett, Jr. And three siblings.

She is survived by four children; Andria Allen of Biggers, Freddie Wiseman, Jr. Of Fairfield, CA., Sandra Richmond of Dexter, MO., and Wilburn “Webbie” Wiseman of Pocahontas. 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and seven siblings.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Father Athansius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

Deborah Jane McKay

Debbie McKay, 60, of Newport, AR. Passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010.

She was born in Thayer, MO. On September 23, 1950. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nelda (Shivley) Smith, her father Roy McKay, and her grandparents, Johnnie Boy and Nadine Shivley.

She was a resident of the Jackson County Learning Center where she had resided since July 2002.

She is survived by her step father, Lawrence Smith of Grand Blanc, MI. Four brothers; Bill McKay of Indianapolis, IN., John McKay of Saginaw, MI., Tom McKay of Burton, MI., and Joe Smith of Lockport, N.Y. Three aunts; Mary Garrison of Bryant, AR., Gail Smith of Pocahontas, Johnnie and husband James Moore (her guardians) of Batesville, AR., nieces, nephews, cousins, and staff and friends of the Jackson County Learning Center.

Visitation will be held November 02, 2010 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held directly after starting at 2:00 p.m. with Charles Crow officiating.

Ms. McKay will be cremated directly after service.

Bonnie Ree Wilson

Imboden – Bonnie Ree Wilson, 67, passed away Friday, October 29, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born December 23, 1942 in Little Dixie, AR.

She is preceded in death by parents Cletus and Mary Miller Cooper

She is survived by Husband George Wilson of the home. Daughter Tina Box of Imboden, Son Mike Wilson West Helena. 3 Grandchildren 2 Great Grand Children.

Service will be held Monday, November 1, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial to fallow at Fairview Cemetery with Jerry Clements officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday night from 5-7 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Floy Catherine Brooks

Pocahontas – Floy Catherine (Sago) Brooks, 95, passed away Friday, October 29, 2010 at her home.

Born November 8, 1915 in Randolph, County AR.

She is preceded in death by her husband Arga Kenneth Brooks, Son Chester Brooks, parents Grover and Ruth Skiles Sago. A granddaughter, 1 brother and 1 sister.

She is survived by Daughter Carolyn Wantulok numerous grand children, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Grave side service will be held Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 2:30 a.m. in the Maynard Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday night from 12:00 – 2:00 at McNabb Funeral Home

Jeffrey Lance Weiss

Pocahontas – Jeffrey Lance Weiss, 47, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2010.

Born January 17, 1963 in St. Louis, MO.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Weiss.

He is survived by wife, Gail Weiss of the home. Three children; Adam Weiss of the home, Paul and wife Erika Shipp, and Amy and husband Danny Taylor all of Pocahontas. Two grandchildren; Trason Johnson and Draven Shipp both of Pocahontas. Three sisters; Sherry and husband Frank Allen of Lasalle, IL., Sheila Hogan, and Lawanda and husband Jimmy Finch both of Potosi, MO. Father, Cleave Weiss of Batesville. Special mother-in-law, Elouise Hufstedler, brother-in-law, Steve and wife Donna Hufstedler, several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends and family.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

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

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