Obituaries

J.W. Lindsey

Pocahontas – J.W. Lindsey, 86, passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born November 09, 1925 in Pocahontas to the late John and Gertie Lindsey.

He is also preceded in death by wife Dorothy Lindsey, daughter Mary Thielemier, three brothers and five sisters.

He is survived by two daughters; Vida Hackworth and Dianna Cruse both of Pocahontas, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and brother Wendell Lindsey of Pocahontas.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Mackie McReynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 4-6 p.m.

Hazel Waddell

Pilot Knob, MO – Hazel Waddell, 91, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

Born August 06, 1920 in Ingram, AR to the late Elijah and Mazie Johnson.

She is also preceded in death by daughter Mary Catherine Medlock, two granddaughters; Kelly Loftis Gray and Serena Lynn Ward and four brothers.

She is survived by three sons; Tom Waddell of Ironton, MO, Cleo Waddell, Jr. Of Springdale, AR and Ligie Waddell of Pocahontas, two daughters; Leona (Dink) Loftis of Maynard and Brenda Jane Ward of Imboden, 20 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Bill Hallman officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

Gilbert Harris

Pocahontas – Gilbert Harris, 87, passed away December 12, 2011.

Born April 19, 1924 to the late Lehman and Elmyra Harris.

Preceded in death by two sons; Gary and James Harris, 3 sisters and one brother.

Survived by wife of 66 years Wanda Harris of the home, Four sons; Rick of Huntsville, TX, Larry of Maynard, Jerry of Lapeer, MI and Bryan Harris of Davidson, MI. Two daughters; Gwenn Gilbert of Waterford, MI and Janette Willis of Republic, MO, 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, two brothers; James Harris of Maynard and Floyd Harris of Springfield, MO.

Funeral service will be held December 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Tom Sorg officiating. Burial will follow in Harris Cemetery.

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

Karen Johnson Swift

Dyersburg, TN – Karen Johnson Swift, 44, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011.

Born January 25, 1967 in Galesburg, IL.

She is preceded in death by paternal grandparents; Silas and Marie Johnson and maternal grandparents; Howard and Ruby Kidd.

She is survived by husband of 22 years since September 23, 1989, David Swift of the home, two sons; Preston David Swift of Conway, AR and Dustin Glen Swift of the home. Two daughters; Ashley Paige Swift of the home and Keeley Shea Swift also of the home. Parents, Gary and Carol Johnson of Walnut Ridge, brother Jeffrey Johnson of Walnut Ridge, AR and sister Lisa Currie of Searcy, AR. One nephew, two nieces, four great nephews and numerous relatives, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

While in high school Karen won numerous trophies and awards in track. After graduating she ran 5K marathons. She loved and adored her family and children and was always involved in her children’s activities. Karen has two boys in college and raising two younger girls by the same standards that she raised her boys. She is loved and will be missed by all.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Church of God with Robert Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include: Tommy Dunlap, Steve Shults, Mark Tanner, Mark Rowe, Fred Jarrett, and Neil Ray

James L. Bryant

Michigan- James L. Bryant, 88, passed away December 08, 2011. Husband of the late Ruby (Bennett) Bryant. Beloved father of Ron Bryant and Linda (Farzin) Namei. Dear brother of Pauline Lindsey, Lorraine Saunders and the late Ruby Mallott, Millie West, Calvin Bryant Johnny Bryant. Son of the late Jesse James Bryant and and Pearlie Eveline Smith. Loving grandfather of Christopher Fitzgerald, Tamy (Jeff) Younker, Jamie (Andy) Jewel, Danielle Bryant, Robbie Norman, Carly Norman, Ariana Namei, and Zubin Namei and great grandfather of Natalie Younker, Keegan Jewel, and Dillon Younker.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Charles Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

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

David E. Munn

Pocahontas – David E. Munn, 50, passed away Tuesday, December 06, 2011 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Born September 27, 1961 in Jonesboro to Arvil and Marion Munn.

He is preceded in death by father Arvil Munn.

He is survived by wife Mary Munn of the home, son Carson Munn of Jonesboro, two daughters; Allison Munn of Jonesboro and Madison Munn of the home. Brother Steven Munn of Longview, TX, sister Laura Munn of Tyler, TX and mother Marion Hayes of Gilmer, TX.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bank of Pocahontas or 1st National Bank.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 08, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Father Anthansius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to service from 1-2 p.m.

Pauline Matthews

Ravenden Springs – Pauline Matthews, 87, passed away Monday, December 05, 2011 at Pocahontas Nursing and Rehab.

Born August 24, 1924 in Ravenden to the late Franklin and Lottie Kuhn.

She is also preceded in death by husband Howard Matthews, Sr., son Jerry Matthews, two infant babies and brother Paul Kuhn.

She is survived by children; Howard, Jr. and Cindy Matthews of Pocahontas, Bobby and Frances Matthews, Patricia (Matthews) and Tommy Goodsell and Jackie and Becky Matthews all of Ravenden Springs, Phyllis (Matthews) and Danny Roark and Scottie and Sandy Matthews all of Ravenden. Grandchildren; Kevin Matthews, Jason Matthews, Joey Goodsell, Kelly Campbell, Phillip Roark, Jeffrey Roark, Stephanie Andrade, Kim Matthews, Eugene Matthews, Keith Matthews and Jeramy Matthews.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 08, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Bob McMillon officiating. Burial will follow in Kuhn/Matthews Cemetery.

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

Paul William Steimel

Pocahontas – Paul William Steimel, 89, passed away Sunday, December 04, 2011 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

Born July 13, 1922 in Engleberg, AR to the late William and Mary (Doman) Steimel.

He is also preceded in death by wife of 39 years Jewel Steimel, brothers; Joe and Leo and sisters; Frances and Anna Steimel.

He is survived by six daughters; Helen Sconn of Mims, FL, Paula Snyder of Boswell, PA, Patricia Baltz, Shella Ledbetter both of Pocahontas, Mary Procyk of Laguna Niguel, CA and Shelby Rowan of Maryville, TN. Son Thomas Steimel of Mims, FL. 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Twin sister; Pauline Frankenberg of Pocahontas and sister Marie Westrich of Indianapolis, IN.

Mr. Steimel was retired from the Army and Army Reserves and also Huffman Towing. In the Army he was a Chief Engineer on Tug Boat named Katherine L for 20 years. Mr. Steimel also received several awards which included SGT E 4 Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star while serving under General Patton in Paris, France. He was a staff Sargent in the Army Reserves for years.

Mr. Steimel also belonged to several organizations including American Legion, Quarter Master of Veterans of Foreign War and while stationed in Fairbanks, AL he worked on the building of the Alaska Hwy. He helped organize the yearly Christmas dinner for disabled children. He served as a Band Booster for PHS for 7 years. He was a foster parent for several years. Mr. Steimel was very active in church activities at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, such as the food bank drive and church Bazaars.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church or to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 09, 2011 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church with Father Anthanius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m. with a 7 o’clock rosary following in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Kenneth Marion Stephens

Imboden- Kenneth Marion Stephens-81 son of the late Joshua and Bessie Stephens passed away Saturday . He was preceded by his parents brother Richard Stephens son Donald Stephens and great-grandson Beau Young.

He sis Survived by his wife Roberta Stephens of the Home. son Kenny Stephens of Imboden Daughters Teresa and Danny Rowsey of Black Rock Diane and Lanny Wells and Gina and Larry Blansett and Melanie Stephens all of Imboden.

Grandchildren Victor Stephens of Colorado; Terry, Becky Stephens ,Renee and Cerda and Hunter Stephens of Springdale, Billy, Starla, Daniel Rowsey, Jessie and Rodney James of Black Rock: Hannah Rowsey of Arkadelphia: Danette ,Patrick, Kyle and Tyler and Jessica Murphy of Williford: Tamya, George, Aliceson and Jonathan Stallings of Newport: Khara and Jeff Sorenson , Caleb Madison ,Zackary and Chase Wilson and Riley Sorenson of Fort Worth, Tx, Kristina and Tristan Young of Rose Bud: Demi and Josh Stephens and Eric Wells of Imboden: Tessa Jose Brunson of Horn Lake, Mississippi and Andrea,,Frankie ,Kyleigh , Addisen and Bryce Echeveria of Ravenden and Gary, Suzie , Brayden ,Jayce, Avery and Mason Blansett of Harrah ,Ok. and One sister Norma Jean Smith of Columbia ,Il..

Kenneth was Self Employed Mechanic, Body shop owner, Grocery store owner, Gas Station, used Car Dealer as well as Cable T.V. owner. He was in the Air Force, Lawrence County Regional Water District Board of Directors for 28 Years. He was also received the Sloan Hendrix Appreciation Plaque.

His Service will be Tuesday December 6, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. in the First Assembly of God Church In Imboden with Michael Bradley officiating burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday from 6:00-8:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Great-Grandsons.

Kenneth Couldn’t stand the thought of a Family going Hungry or a Child waking up Christmas morning and not having gifts under the tree. He always tried to provide for everyone .So Please make memorials to Sloan- Hendrix Community baskets or to the Angel Tree fund. Donations can be dropped off at Diann’s Beauty Shop and Sloan- Hendrix School Elementary Office. Any other Memorials Can be Made to the First Assembly of God Church in Imboden.

Wanda L. Eveland

St. Ann, MO – Wanda L. (Kerley) Eveland, 75, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011.

Born May 30, 1936 in Randolph County to the late Homer and Nola Kerley.

She is also preceded in death by son Frankie Eveland, brothers; Rector and Bud Kerley, sisters; Lucille Sweeney, Azile Puglisi, Mary Ribaudo, Doris Bertram, Dorothy Lemons, Fay McIlroy and Christine Stewart.

She is survived by husband of 56 years Jesse Eveland, sons; Rick (Pam) Eveland, Scott (Misty) Eveland, daughter Dottie (Steve) Sasso, grandchildren; Jeremy, Candace, Krista, Alexis, Jessie, Josh and Seanna, great granddaughter Bella, sisters; Bertha (Lee) Russell, Homerlene (Frank) Benson, brother Benny (Peggy) Kerley. And was loved by all.

Funeral service will be held Friday, December 02, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Terry Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

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

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