Obituaries

Frank Virgil Wallis

Pocahontas – Frank Virgil Wallis, 94, died Sunday, June 13, 2010 He was born in Birdell. AR to Edward and Allie (Hufstedler) Wallis.

He is survived by wife, Mary Ella (Barden) Wallis of the home. Two brothers, Ralph Wallis of Batesville, AR and T.V. Wallis of Jonesboro, AR. As well as several nieces and nephews

Visitation was held from 5-8:00 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010. Services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mcnabb Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Masonic Cemetery.

James Poindexter

Pocahontas – James Poindexter, 63, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at NEA Baptist.

He was born April 28, 1947 in Pocahontas.

He is preceded in death by son, Adam Poindexter and father, Freeman Poindexter.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn Poindexter of the home. Sons; Stoney Poindexter of New Orleans, LA and Tony Poindexter of Pocahontas. Daughter Kerry Liebhaber of Little Rock, AR, mother Lucille Poindexter of Pocahontas, five grandchildren; Morgan Liebhaber, Alex Poindexter, Shelby Liebhaber, Sylvia Poindexter, Shelby Liebhaber, and Jessie Liebhaber. Sister and brother-in-law, Lou (Bill) Williams of Brentwood, TN.

Military service will be performed by Promberger Traw Post #4556

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 5-7:00 p.m. also in the Chapel.

Alton Wright Smith

Pocahontas – Alton Wright Smith, 83, died Saturday, June 12, 2010 He was born in Denton Community, Lawrence Co. AR to Grundy and Nellie (McLeod) Smith.

He is survived by wife, Martha Gail Shivley of the home. One son, Chuck (Dian) Jarrett of Maynard, AR, three daughters, Judy (Charles) Baker of Ravenden, AR, Pam (Jon) Snow of Maynard, AR, Cindy (Steve) Stout of Maynard, AR. 6 Grand children, 6 Great Great Grand Children. 4 Brothers, 1 sister. As well as other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by 1 son, Timothy Smith, 2 brothers, 4 sisters.

Visitation was held from 5-7:00 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010. Services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Pocahontas Missionary Baptist Church. Burial to follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Pauline Lenora Walker

Pauline Lenora Walker 87 Daughter of the late Lester and Maudie Capps. She was preceded by one sister and one brother.

She is survived by 3 sons Johnny (Phyllis) Walker, Ronnie (Sonya) Walker of Pocahontas and Gary (Linda) Walker of Walnut Ridge. 5 Daughters Katherine Walker of Newport,Mic, Shirley Thielemier, Freda(Herman) King, Wanda (Dennis) Hoggard and Helen (Steve) Shipley all of Pocahontas. 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 . Service will be Monday at 10:00 at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral home Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Gardens. With Jim Coker and Randy Lingenfelter officiating.

Pallbearers Allen Thielemier ,Gordon Thielemier,Chris Hoggard, Tommy Walker, Will Walker,Jason Shipley
Sam Walker
Honary Pallbearers Kelly Throesch, Gayla King, Amanda Hackworth,Wendy Shepherd

Sheila Rena Mathews

Pocahontas – Sheila Rena Mathews, 39, of Pocahontas, AR., died June 05, 2010 at her residence. Sheila was born December 05, 1970 at Pocahontas, AR. She was employed by UAMS – Kids First in Pocahontas. Sheila attended Great Harvest Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Katelyn Nicolle and Audree Danielle Mathews both of Pocahontas. Her mother, Elizabeth Ann Townsend of Pocahontas, AR. One brother, Tate Townsend of Maynard, AR. And five sisters; Kathy Johnson and Debby Garvin of Pocahontas. Jackie Smith of Fayetteville, AR, Vicki Barbee and Sarah Couch of Poplar Bluff, MO.

She was preceded in death by her father, M.T. Townsend of Pocahontas, AR.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Scott Wedding and Brother Wayne Cloven officiating. Burial will follow in Spikes Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday night from 5-7 also at the funeral home.

Pallbearers include: Jordan Poe, Adam Poe, Matthew Johnson, Ben Samons, Noah Smith, and Aaron Jarrett.

Mark Houston Cherry

Pocahontas- Mark Houston Cherry, 53, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2010 at St.Bernards Medical Center.

Born September 01, 1956 in Pocahontas to the late Wayne and Gladys Cherry.

He is survived by one sister, Scotta Turner and four brothers; Mike, Greg , Dave and Rod Cherry all of Pocahontas. Two nephews; Jason Cherry and Sam Turner and 2 nieces; Shannon Cherry and Jenny Brisron and Special Friend, Karen(Baby) Jansen and half Sister Linda Copp of CA.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial followed in the Sutton Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Monday, May 31, 2010 from 5-8.

Pallbearers David, Greg, Mike, and Chris Cherry , Doug Sheets, Seth and Aaron Jansen

Claudia Elizabeth Powell

Pocahontas – Claudia Elizabeth Powell, 59, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010.

Born October 08, 1958 in Anchorage, Alaska.

She is survived by parents, William and Lois Farrar of Pocahontas. Sons; Matthew Dunaway of Conway, AR., James (Shannon) Powell of Pocahontas, and Bryan Powell of Mobile, AL. Daughters; Mary and Lori Powell both of Mobile, AL. Three grandchildren all living in Mobile, AL. Sisters; Sheila Davenport and Cindy Craig both of Pocahontas. Brother, Mike Dunn of Florida, step sisters; Stephanie West of Nolanville, TX., and Stacy Longmire of Ninety Six, S.C. Step brothers; William Farrrar and Johnny Farrar both of Texas, David Farrar of S.C. and Michael Farrar of N.H.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Masonic Cemetery with Dick Riney officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Pallbearers include: Keith Cronin, Lindsey Davenport, Dinesa Robinson, Jeff Dickey, David Scott, and Katrina Clark.

Earnestine Marie McMillen

Pocahontas – Earnestine Marie McMillen, 81, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born January 19, 1929 in Biggers to the late Earnest and Iola Kirk.

She is survived by husband, Luther McMillen, Jr. Of the home. Son, Floyd E. Koons of Biggers, three grandchildren; Kelly Gifford, Sherry Lansford, and Sammy Koons, also several great grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Roger Hovis officiating. Burial will follow in Hite Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Bessie Jane Inness

Ravenden Springs – Bessie Jane Crawford Inness, 75, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Randolph Home.

Born July 04, 1934 in Randolph County to the late Vol and Rhoda Mae Crawford.

She is preceded in death by parents, brother Logan Crawford, and twin brother Bill Crawford.

She is survived by husband, Cloys Inness of the home. Children; Randol Inness of Pocahontas, Rhena Manis of Bentonville, AR., Tammy Tucker of Bellflower, MO., Elaine Roberts of Maynard, and Jackie Cobb of Tennessee. 8 grandchildren; Savannah, Scotty, Kelda, Danuel, Hannah, Dylan, Breana, and Mary Grace. Brother Earl (Melba) Crawford of Pocahontas, AR.

Mrs. Inness was a long time member of Church of Christ. She worked as a switch board operator, CNA at Randolph County Nursing Home, fancy stitcher at Brown Shoe, and her most important role was being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also known for her talent of sewing, which she enjoyed.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jim Inness officiating. Burial will follow to Janes Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers include: P O Bryant, Danny Hufstedler, Darran Hufstedler, Kendell Galbreath, David Brown, and Gary Inness.

Pauline Jane Pitcher

Walnut Ridge – Pauline Jane Pitcher, 86, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010.

Born August 07, 1923 in Supply to the late William and Pernecci Cato.

She is survived by husband, Frank Pitcher of the home. 3 sons; Jim Duff of Cincinnati, OH, Harrell Duff of Findlay, OH., and Larry Duff of Frisco, TX. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive and brother, Bo Cato of Doniphan, MO.

Funeral service will be held Friday, May 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will follow to Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-7.

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