Obituaries

Pauline Bunch

Pocahontas – Pauline Bunch, 85, passed away Friday, January 13, 2012 at Craighead Nursing Center in Jonesboro, AR.

Born September 22, 1926 to the late John and Anna Hughes White.

She also is preceded in death by husband Gerald William Bunch, sister Pearl Broadway and four brothers; Carl, Willard, Adam and John White, Jr.

She is survived by daughter Glenna Throesch and husband Larry of Jonesboro, AR.

She enjoyed her flowers, her Faith fully and attended First Free Will Baptist Church.

A special thanks to the wonderful care given to our mother, Mrs. Bunch, during the past two years at the Craighead Nursing Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bernards Hospice; 1726 Marie Circle; Jonesboro, AR. 72401 or Northeast Arkansas Humane Society; 6011 East Highland Dr.; Jonesboro, AR. 72401.

Service will be held Monday, January 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Sutton Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday from 4-6:00 p.m.

Arnola (Schlining) Curtis

Jonesboro- Arnola Schlining Curtis, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

Born August 24, 1921 in Michigan City, IN to the late Edward and Etta (Runyan) Schlining.

She is also preceded in death by husband Armey Curtis, son Jerry Isenbletter, one grandson Jason Isenbletter and one great grandson Ricky Isenbletter.

She is survived by sons; Hugh (Victoria) Isenbletter of Las Vegas, NV., Don (Debbie) Isenbletter of Springfield, MO, Dale (Brenda) Isenbletter of Vancouver, WA. Daughters; Marcia Isenbletter (Joe) Melton of Pocahontas and Jana Curtis (Mike) Wright of Jonesboro, 14 grandchildren; Isabel Costa, Sean Isenbletter, Shannon Isenbletter, Marsha Duffy, Misty Kinner, Charlotte Binion, Jerry Goodrich, Jamie Cole, Mary Jo Briscoe, Christy Davis, Holly Sharp, Karessa Isenbletter, Rachel Perry, Roger D. Soles II, 38 great grandchildren and 21 great great grandchildren. Brother Edward Schlining of Michigan City, IN., cousins; Phyllis (Ron) Egolf of Columbia City, IN and Dale (Edith) Smith of Fort Wayne, IN and many nieces, nephews and friends.

honered to serve as pallbearers are; Kendall Davis, Ryan Blackwell, Gary Neece, Roger Gebhart, Ben Neldon, and Mike Wright.

Mrs. Arnola Curtis was a beautiful gift from God.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Bill Goode officiating. Burial will follow in Overby Cemetery.

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

Lucille Kerby

Oakland City, IN – Lucille Kerby, 90, entered her Heavenly Home, January, 11, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born to J.O. and Rosie Martin in O’kean, AR October 3, 1921.

She was a member of Mackey Church of the Nazarene in Mackey, IN.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev. Dorris E. Kerby; a daughter, Sue Jones; two grandchildren; five brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by sons, Robert (Beverly) Kerby of Illinois, Raymond (Linda) Kerby of Arizona; daughter, Myrna (Randall) Lemmons of Indiana; son-in-law, Cleatus Jones of Indiana; eight grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren; Mike Jones of Indiana; sister, Carrie Thompson of Illinois; and beloved Rev. Bill and Shirley Reed of Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to any charity of your choice.

Services will be 12:00 PM Tuesday, January 17, 2012, in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, AR. Friends may visit Tuesday from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Debbie R. Manning

Pocahontas – Debbie R. Manning, 90, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Five Rivers Medical Center. Born January 07, 1922 in Kentucky to the late Philmore and Lily (Rutherford) Potter. She is also preceded in death by husband Ernest Manning, two sons; E.J. and Billy Joe Manning and daughter Geraldean Trail. She is survived by son Earl Manning of Pocahontas and two daughters; Lana Barnett and Patricia Mullins, several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Mrs. Manning will be buried in Alva Memorial Gardens in Kentucky.

Billy Joe Hutsell

Texas – Billy Joe Hutsell, 74, passed away Sunday, January 08, 2012.

Born October 12, 1937 in Dalton to the late Robert and Leona (Armstrong) Hutsell.

He is also preceded in death by sister Peggy Hutsell.

He is survived by son Shane Hutsell, two brothers; Bobby and Donnie Hutsell, grandson Jackson Hutsell and granddaughter Madeline Hutsell.

Mr. Hutsell graduated from West High School in Rockford, IL in 1957 and served in the Air Force from 1959-1964. He was a life long bass fisherman and loved to play golf. He was a very loving and caring man and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Maxine Elizabeth Meeks

Imboden – Maxine Elizabeth Thomas-Meeks, 78, daughter of the late Maude (Petit) and Glen Thomas passed Friday, January 6, 2012 at St.Bernards.

She is survived by husband Doyle Lee Meeks of the home son Dennis Thomas Meeks and wife Alyssa and Granddaughter Catherine Elizabeth Meeks all of Flower Mound, TX. Sister Carol Szabo and husband Frank of Aurora, Il. and 3 nephews; Thomas, Sandor and Christopher Szabo.

Maxine was a beautiful, intelligent gift from God. She was loving and compassionate to all, Maxine was a class act with a wonderful sense of humor, she will be missed by all who loved her.

Service will be Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Eric Moffett officiating. Burial will follow in the Chesser Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00- 8:00.

Mary L. Rexrode

Pocahontas – Mary L. Rexrode, 87, passed away Wednesday, January 04, 2012 at Lawrence Hall Nursing Home.

Born November 08, 1924 in Warm Springs.

She is preceded in death by parents Bee Hunt and Thelma Lawson, husband Robert Stringer and granddaughter Stephanie Cook.

She is survived by daughter Thelma Parker of Walnut Ridge, son Nathan and wife Sherry Stringer of Jonesboro, granddaughter Sarah Stringer of Nashville, TN and great granddaughter Destiny Crump of Steene, MS.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, January 07, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Jon Fears officiating.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangements.

Mary Lou McCain

Portia – Mary Lou McCain, 73, passed away Monday, January 02, 2012.

Born December 25, 1938 in Pocahontas to the late Fonsie and Alice Boomer.

She is also preceded in death by husband Everett McCain, son Jimmy McCain, two sisters; Marie McCain and Pearlie Clark and brother Buddy Boomer.

She is survived by daughter Betty (Peter) Brien of Tennessee Ridge, TN., three sons; Jerry (Alice) McCain of Pocahontas, Terry (Judy) McCain of Portia and Larry (Glenna) McCain of Paragould, 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 06, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Perry Vandergriff and Bro. Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

Kathy Todd

Delaplaine – Kathy Todd, 59, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born April 26, 1952 to the late David and Francis Lane.

She is also preceded in death by son Johnny Todd and two brothers.

She is survived by husband John Todd of the home, son Carl Todd of Paragould, two daughters; Charman Rowe of Pocahontas and Candace Cullum of O’Kean, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 01, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Dole Roofe officiating. Burial will follow in Epsaba Cemetery.

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

Mildred “Mickey” Lucille Hon

Mildred “Mickey” Lucille (Irvin) Hon, 78, passed away December 29, 2011 at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, AR. She was born July 21, 1933 to the late Henry Clay and Clara Irene (Broadway) Irvin.

She is also preceded in death by sister Tweekie Bickham.

She is survived by her husband Eldred Hon of Pocahontas, AR., one daughter Brenda Schlachter and husband Kelly Schlachter of Mason, TN., two sons; Phillip Dollahite of Olive Branch, MS., and Terry Dollahite and wife Debbie Dollahite of Pocahontas, AR. Two grandchildren; Christopher Warren and wife Erica Warren of Olive Branch, MS., and Jessica Holmes and husband Stephen Holmes of Brentwood, TN. One sister Corkey Mathews of Batesville, AR. Three step sons; David Hon, Darrel Hon and Dennis Hon.

Services will be held in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation prior to service from 10-12 p.m. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery with Marion Stringer and Scott Wedding officiating.

Pallbearers include: Chris Warren, Joe Grider, Danny Rodgers, DaWayne Anderson, Rick Broadway and Wayne Broadway.

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