Ruby Bryant

Detroit Mi.: Ruby Bryant 82, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010 at St. Johns Hospital in Detroit. Mi.

She was born March 11, 1928 to the late Preston and Dovie Bennett in Holly Springs, Ar.

She is survived by her husband James Bryant. They were married November 24, 1950.

She is also survived by one son Ron Bryant of Detroit, one daughter Linda Namei of Farmington Hills, Mi., eight grandchildren, Christopher Fitzgerald, Tamy Younker, Jaime Jewell, Danielle Bryant, Robert Norman, Carly Norman, Ariana Namei, and Zubin Namei. Three great grandchildren, Natalie Younker, Keegan Jewell, and Dylan Younker. two Brothers and two Sisters.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be Wednesday May 19th at 2:00pm in the chapel of Mcnabb Funeral Home with Charles Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-7 at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Mcnabb Funeral Home.

Nina Marie Rice

Pocahontas – Nina Marie Rice, 88, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

She was born January 01, 1922 in Maynard to the late James “J.B.” and Mary “Molly (Spencer) Abbott.

She is preceded in death by husband, Marvin Rice, daughter Carolyn Molton, both parents, two brothers; Elvis & Earl Abbott, and sister Naomi (Abbott) Hennings.

She is survived by sister, Ina V. Bland of Maynard, granddaughter Gina Molton and great grandson Gavin Molton both of Cahokia, IL. Also, several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Maynard United Methodist Church with Tom Dellinger officiating. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation was held Saturday night from 5-7 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers included: Carlton Hennings, Jr., Dennis Barber, Jeremy Barber, Leyman Barber, David Shaffer, and Jim Pritchett.

Kathy Opal Gibson

Reyno – Kathy Opal Gibson, 52, passed away Tuesday, May, 11, 2010 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born March 09, 1958 in Pocahontas.

She is preceded in death by father Jim Dowler, sister Gearldine Rush, and brother, Vernon Layton.

She is survived by daughters, Amy Kay Solis of McAllen, TX. And Tina Marie Roberts of Pocahontas. Mother, Pearl (Yancy) Murphy of Reyno and 8 grandchildren and sister Retia Jane Godwin of Biggers.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Randy Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Hite Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m.

Karen Lea Eveland

Granite City, IL – Karen Lea Eveland, 52, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010.

Born October 16, 1957 to the late Walter and Beulah Eveland.

She is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside service will be held Friday, May 21, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Perry Vandergriff officiating. There will be no viewing prior to the service time.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Peter Paul Thielemier, Jr.

Biggers – Peter Paul Thielemier, Jr., 51, passed away Saturday, May 08, 2010.

Born March 27, 1959 in Pocahontas.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Thielemier of the home. Parents, Peter Paul, Sr. & Diania Thielemier of Pocahontas. Two sons, John Paul Thielemier and daughter-in-law, Erica of Pocahontas and Caden Thielemier of the home. Siblings include; Howard, Gerry, David and Mark Thielemier all of Pocahontas. Kim Hills of Pocahontas, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins also survive.

Mr. Thielemier was a carpenter and a farmer. He was a good father, wonderful husband, and great brother.

Memorials may be made to Michele and Caden Thielemier at the 1st National Bank of Pocahontas.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father John Marconi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-8:00 p.m. with 8:00 rosary following in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Lloyd Chester Waggoner

Pocahontas – Lloyd Chester Waggoner went to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 06, 2010 at the age of 93 years.

He was born January 23, 1917 to Elmer and Sarah (Palmer) Waggoner.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Peggy Waggoner, second wife Joann Waggoner, one brother, and three sisters.

He is survived by 1st wife Joetta Waggoner six children; Pat (Cecil) McNew, Chuck (Linda) Waggoner, Frances Ann (Herb) McGlothen, Larry Waggoner, Jerry (Diana) Waggoner, and Scott Waggoner. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

Military Honors will be performed by Promberger Traw Post #4556.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Keith M. Waggoner, Ph.D. & William T. Fortson II, M.Ed. Officiating. Burial will follow to Dalton Cemetery located on Old Burr Rd.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 5-7.

Pallbearers included: Francis Ann Waggoner McGlothen, AE, Larry Waggoner, M. Mech., Jerry Waggoner, CW5, Jerry Waggoner, Jr., Gerald K. Walker, Capt., and William T. Forston II, M. Ed.

Shelby Jean Davenport

Pocahontas – Shelby Jean Conway Davenport, 71, passed away May 05, 2010 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born August 11, 1938 in Greenfield, TN to the late Haywood and Lucille (Griffin) Conway.

She is preceded in death by daughter, Renee Cathey, brothers, Jerry and George Conway. Two great grandchildren; Steven Esquinel and Trevor Wayne Coburn.

She is survived by husband, Jerry Davenport of the home. Daughters; Betty Konecny of Ravenden, Bonita Clay of Stillman Valley, IL., Wanda Frietag of Milan, TN., and Debbie Coburn of Pocahontas. 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Siblings; Barbara Toombs of Dyersburg, TN., Helen Burnive of Sharon, TN., Harry Conway of Huntington, TN., Robert Conway of Chicago, IL., Juanita Wiseman of Clarksdale, MS., and Anna Chappell of LaVergne, TN.

Funeral Service will be held Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Masonic Cemetery with Dr. Gary Gregory officiating.

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

Clara Angela Gabrielsen

Pocahontas – Clara Angela Gabrielsen, 70, passed away Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born February 21, 1940 in Chicago, IL to the late Anthony and Dora (Rasso) Pongetti.

She is preceded in death by Harry Gordon Gabrielsen.

She is survived by sons, Gordon (Stefanie) Gabrielsen & Anthony (Dorothy) Gabrielsen both of Pocahontas. Grandchildren include; Joseph and Thomas Gabrielsen both of Pocahontas, Anthony Armenta of Chicago, IL and Kaya Acker-Gabrielsen of Pocahontas. Brother, Anthony (Ingrid) Pongetti of Bensenville, IL.

Memorial service will be held at a later date. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Mable Blanche Shipman

St. Ann, Missouri – Mabel Blanche Shipman 95 passed away May 1, 2010 at her home.

Born October 14, 1914 in Jonesboro , Ar to the late Albert and Jessie Murphy . Her husband Frank Shipman preceded her n death.

She is survived by one Sister Oma (Sue) Hatfield of St. Ann Missouri, 2 sister-in-Law’s Christina Murphy ,and Charlene Forrester both of Mo.

She had lived many years in Randolph County Community of O’Kean before moving to Missouri with her sister.

Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 .Service will be Tuesday at 2:00 Pm at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral with Melvin Shelton officiating Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery.

James Percy Ellis

POCAHONTAS – James Percy Ellis was born June 30, 1916. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70+ years Lucy (Stone) Ellis, son Daniel William Ellis, his parents, James Franklin Ellis & Winnie Nell (James) Ellis, two sister’s Anna Ruth Wallace & Fannie Era Broadway.

He is survived by one son James Franklin (Frank Ellis) of Euless, TX, Daughter-in-law, Judy Ellis of Plano, TX, Granddaughters, Amanda Karen Ellis of McKinney, TX and Kimberly Annette Ellis of Orange, CA. Great-grandchildren Nicole Karen Ellis, Stefan James Ellis, Kelsey Annette Ellis, Kaden Presley Ellis-Smith & Kerrigan Phoenix Ellis-Smith. Three brothers, William Russell (Bill) Ellis of Walnut Ridge, James Frank (Jack) Ellis of DeWitt, Daniel Webster (Dan) Ellis of Pocahontas. Four sisters, Dora Fern Coonce of Pocahontas, Martha Nell Edwards of Little Rock, Mary Stella Simpson of Tempe, AZ, Hilda Louise Simpson (J.A.) of Searcy and several nieces and nephews.

He was a retired farmer and member of Witt’s Chapel Baptist Church.

The visitation will be from 5 – 7 P.M. on Monday, May 3rd. Funeral services will be officiated by Bill Goode at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home, burial to follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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