Obituaries

Maynard Hall

Maynard Dale Hall
Maynard Dale Hall (Jr.) passed away on December 21, 2010, at the age of 53. He was born November 30, 1957, at Pocahontas, Arkansas to the late Maynard E. and Phyllis M. Hall.
He graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1976, and later on went on to play college football at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. There, he received an Associates of Arts in Business. For the past 17 years, he worked at Hydro-Temp as a Sales and Marketing Manager. He was an active member within the community. He supported youth sports and charitable organizations.
He was a loving and devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Deborah (Massey) Hall of the home; four daughters: Samantha Hall of Little Rock; McKenzie, Chelsea, and Haley Grace Hall of the home. He is also survived by his mother, Phyllis Hall, and siblings, Linda Newsom, Mary Sharp , Bill Hall all of Pocahontas, and Donita DeClerk of Benton, AR.
Many describe him as “loyal, popular, and fun to be around. A good dancer, he just didn’t look good doing it. Devoted to his family and being a christian.” He leaves behind a lifetime of family, friends, and good memories.
Funeral services will be held at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Visitation will be held December 26, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. on December 27.
In lieu of flowers, a trust has been established for family of Maynard Hall at Iberia Bank.

Bill Henley Spikes

Pocahontas – Bill Henley Spikes, 87, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born October 23, 1923 in Attica, AR to the late Jack and Ina Spikes. He is also preceded in death by one brother and six sisters.

He is survived by wife Imogene Spikes of the home, two daughters; Pam (Philip) Burton and Ann (Tim) Woodruff all of Jonesboro and four grandchildren; Bill & Bart Burton and Libby & Mandy Woodruff.

Mr. Spikes was a WWII veteran and served in Germany. He also worked at Brown Shoe for 41 years and was a member of the Pyburn Street Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Gary Colley and Harmon Seawel officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Bill Burton, Bart Burton, Johnny Spikes, Mike Herndon, Jerald Manning and Tom Green.

Honorary Pallbearers: Libby Woodruff, Mandy Woodruff, Max Long, Ray Kellett, Bill Johnston, Jack English, and Byron Futrell.

James (Jim) Vernon Luter

James Vernon (Jim) Luter passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at St. Benards Hospital surrounded by friends and family. Jim was born to the late Theo and Nadine Luter in St. Louis, MO on July 03, 1942.

Jim is survived by his daughters; Kriti Bass of Pocahontas and Kelly Luter of Elyria, OH. He is also survived by his 3 grandchildren; Nicholas & Lauren Bass and Mackenzie Pero-Luter. He is also survived by his sister Genny Barr of Pocahontas, and his brother, Terrill Luter of Hot Springs, AR. Many other family members survive Jim, including; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends as well.

Visitation hours will be Monday, December 20th from 5-8:00 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas. The memorial service will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. also at McNabb’s.

The family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Pallbearers include: David Luter, Jeremy Presley, Shawn Kelley, John Segraves, Monte Segraves, and Preston Griffith.

Timothy (TIM) Wells

Ravenden Springs – Timothy (Tim) Arlis Wells was born to Millard and Donna (Branscum) Wells on April 6, 1970 in Aurora, IL. He departed this life on December 19, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Eldon Branscum.

He is survived by his parents Millard and Donna Wells of Ravenden Springs, AR, two sons; Tyler and Trevor Wells of Dalton, AR, a brother Waymon Wells of Springfield, MO, grandparents; Bill and Maudie Wells and Oneta Branscum all of Ravenden Springs, AR.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jon Fears officiating. Burial will follow in Wells Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Vince Saylors, Terry Hill, Brian Taylor, Steve Hackworth, Brian Shipman and Billy Bean.

Hororary Pallbearers: Doug Wells, Dennis Wells, Danny Wells, Anthony Wells, Clinton Bennett and Joe Branscum.

Flora E. Baltz

Pocahontas – Flora E. Baltz, 93, passed away December 15, 2010.

Born September 27, 1917 in Lake City, AR to the late Benjamin and Ida (Reathbaum) Riney.

She is preceded by husband Phillip Baltz, son Odis Baltz, one sister, six brothers, and one great grand daughter.

She is survived by Six sons; Benjamin (Dean) Baltz of Pocahontas, Ruben (Marietta) Baltz of Fayettville, AR, Albert (Jeanie) Baltz of Fayetteville, AR, Martin (Joyce) Baltz of Pocahontas, Phillip (Melody) Baltz of Tulsa, OK and Andrew (Marsha) Baltz of Imboden, AR. Four daughters; Helen Baltz (Samuel) Jones of Pocahontas, Josephine Baltz (Kenneth) Gray of Fayetteville, AR, Mary Beth Baltz (Roy) Billeaudeau of Pocahontas, and Diane Baltz (Leslie) Sisson of Houston, TX. 38 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and two sisters; Helen Craig of Manilla, AR and Mary Nell (Howard) Lewis of Sturkie, AR.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Church or School or St. John’s Church.

Service will be Friday, December 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. held at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Athansius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation Thursday from 5-7 p.m. with rosary following in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Nelda Evonne Pully

Pocahontas – Nelda Evonne Pully, 73, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born December 15, 1936 in Pocahontas to the late Homer and Edith Hightower.

She is also preceded in death by husband Melvin Pully, sons; Eldon and Michael Barnett, brother Johnny Robert Hightower, sisters; Mildred Dachs, Wanda Robinson, Clara Wheat, Donna Smith, Joan Davis, and granddaughter Jessica VanKirk.

She is survived by sons; Tim (Sherry) Barnett of Imboden, Ronald (Janet) Barnett of Maynard, daughters; Mary (Scott) Thomas of Pocahontas, Connie (Steve) Berry of Pocahontas, Melissa Barnett of Pocahontas, Lisa (Jerry) Vankirk of College City. 13 grandchildren; Christy Hibbard of Maynard, David Barnett of Bono, Rhiannon Smith of Pocahontas, Erica Mullen of Shannon, Stormy Simmons of Pocahontas, Amanda Manis of Maynard, Tim Jr. And Candice Barnett of Imboden, Matt Barnett of the home, Kerchelle Barnett of Pocahontas, Elizabeth Barnett of Gatewood, MO, and Jonathon and Krista Vankirk of College City. 12 great grandchildren; Mikayla Hibbard, Callie and Ethan Barnett, Joel Thomas, Eric Thomas, Angel DeClerk, Allen Tanner, Logan and Jessica Simmons, Morgan and Brooklyn Manis and one great great grandchild. Three sisters; Geraldine Steimel, Dianne Kincade and Brenda Eveland all of Pocahontas.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Terry Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

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

Pallbearers include: Tim Barnett, Ronald Barentt, Tim Barnett, Jr., Matt Barnett, David Barnett, Scottie Thomas, Jerry Vankirk, Jonathon Vankirk.

Honorary Pallbearer: Granddaughter

Freda Pauline Turner

Pocahontas – Freda Pauline Turner, 76, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010.

Born August 15, 1934 in Pocahontas to the late Fremont and Ruby Wilkerson Earley.

She was married to Herbert Turner on July 11, 1950 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2010.

Mrs. Turner retired from Esna after 15 years of employment. She was a long time member of Church of Christ. She battled with cancer for 2 ½ years.

She is preceded in death parents; Fremont Earley and step mother Opal, mother Ruby Wilkerson Earley – Heanue and husband Tom, brother James Earley and son-in-law Chris French.

She is survived by husband Herbert Turner, Sr., children; Brenda (Charles) Ralph of Ohio, Susie (Rick) Knight of Illinois, Paula (Dennis) Perrydore of Missouri, Herbert (Charlotte) Turner of Texas, Ginny French of Illinois, Steve (Betty) Turner of Missouri, Mike (Stacey) Turner of Texas, and Stanley (Shauntae) Turner of Arkansas. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild on the way. Siblings include: John (Lucille) Earley of Illinois, Paulette McNabb of Illinois, Brenda (Dewey) Tomlinson of Illinois, Larry (Cathy) Earley of Arkansas. Step sisters include Wayron (Frank) Stroud, Mary (Everett) Songer and Joann (Ray) Cain. And numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say thank you to Legacy Hospice and Americare Health Care. Thanks to all family and friends for their help. A special thank you to our sister Ginny for her loving care of our mom.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ligie Waddell, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: Sons and grandsons

Timothy (TIM) Howard Snow

Pocahontas: Mr. Timothy “Tim” Howard Snow, 57, Passed away Friday December 10th at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Mr. Snow was a service tech. With Centerpoint Energy for many years.

He is survived by his wife Margaret of the home, one son Nick and wife Heather of Jonesboro, four daughters Katrina Snow Richey and husband Tim, Erica Snow Howard and husband Adam of Pocahontas, Andrea Breck of Batesvile, and Stephanie Breck of Flippin, Ar. Four grandchildren, Kaleigh Hendrix, Keaton Owens, Hannah Howard, and Dalton Ross. He is also survived by his mother Lillian Snow of Pocahontas. Two brothers John Snow of Pocahontas, and Tom Snow of London England.

He is preceded in death by one sister Marilyn McReynolds and a granddaughter Sloane Owens.

Funeral services for Mr. Snow will be Tuesday Dec. 14th at 10:00 am in the chapel of Mcnabb Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Randy Lingewfelter and James Coker officiating.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

Mildred Jones Fair

Mildred Jones Fair, age 94, of Pocahontas, died Friday, December 10, 2010 at Pocahontas Healthcare & Rehab. She was born August 30, 1916 in Black Rock, AR, the daughter of the late John Jefferson and Margaret (Billings) Watts Jones and was a graduate of Black Rock High School. She had a 31 year career with the US Postal Service, working as a postal clerk in Black Rock, Brinkley, and Pocahontas, retiring from the Pocahontas Post Office in 1971. She had been a member of First Baptist Church of Pocahontas for over 50 years, with 21 of those years being the teacher of Mary-Martha Adult Ladies Sunday School Class. She married Eldon Fair, February 22, 1940 in Pocahontas. He died in 2002. She was preceded by her parents, two brothers, three sisters, and a daughter-in-law, Billie Sue (Ray) Fair, who died in 2000.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Margaret Fair of Pocahontas; one grandson, Steve Fair and his wife, Aleyna of Matthews, MO; and one great grandson, Alex Fair also of Matthews, MO; one brother, Harlon Jones of Georgetown, TX; Many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church; 511 Church St; Pocahontas, AR. 72455 or Williams Baptist College; PO Box 3736, Walnut Ridge, AR. 72476.

There will be no services held. McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Jeanne Mary Smith

Black Canyon, AZ. – Jeanne Mary Smith, 88, passed away Monday, December 06, 2010.

Born November 21, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Frank and Joy Scholl.

She is also preceded in death by husband Charles Smith and daughter Mary Smith.

She is survived by three sons; Mike Smith of Oregon, Joe Smith of Arizona, and David Smith of California, four grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Athansius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 6-7 with a 7:00 p.m. rosary following in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

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