Obituaries

Clifford Leroy Harper

Jonesboro – Clifford Leroy Harper, 62, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

Born January 21, 1948 in Pocahontas, AR.

He is preceded in death by both parents, Thomas Eugene Harper and Nancy Lucille Harper.

He is survived by daughter Melanie and husband Brian Ward of Bella Vista, AR. Grandson, Brett Harper Ward. Brother, Gary Harper of Jonesboro. Three sisters; Mae Anna and husband, Olan Samons of Stokes, Bonnie Rickman of Pocahontas and Carolyn Sue Harper of Jonesboro, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Ken Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Maynard Cemetery.

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

Faye Mozell Vandergriff

Pocahontas – Faye Mozell Vandergriff, 87, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born October 15, 1923 in Randolph County to the late Elburn and Ollie White.

She is preceded in death by three brothers, five sisters, and two infant babies.

She is survived by four sons; Leo, Perry and Roger Vandergriff all of Pocahontas and Leonard Vandergriff of Fairfield Bay, AR. Five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Carl Massey officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.

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

Jo Ann Vermilye

Jo Ann Vermilye-Jarrett, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, MO at the age of 77 years and 3 months. Jo Ann was born to Roscoe and Moreda (nee: Alexander) Lee on July 14, 1933 in Pollard, AR. She met Dallas “Bud” Vermilye and married him on March 23, 1949 in Pocahontas, AR. They celebrated 50 years of marriage. To this union were born five children; Bob, Dennis, Donald, Paula and Pamela. “Bud” preceded Jo Ann in death on April 7, 1999. Jo Ann married Louis Conway Jarrett on July 31, 2003 and he passed away just 3 months later. She was a member of the Warrenton Church of Christ. She was a homemaker for many years. She worked at Cousin Charlie’s in Wentzville, MO for 10 years and at the Wentzville School District for 3 years.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband “Bud”, one son Donald, one daughter Pamela Bradbury, one grandson Danny Bradbury. She is survived by two sons; Bob and wife Barbara Vermilye of Wentzville, Dennis and wife Sharon Vermilye of O’Fallon, one daughter Paula Ann and husband Irelan White of High Hill, MO., one son-in-law Dan Bradbury of Warrenton, two sisters; Lucille Brawner of Springdale, AR. and Mary Lou Lemmons of Marion, IN, 6 step-children, 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 14 step grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the Warrenton Church of Christ c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 E. Main, Warrenton, MO. 63383.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 18, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday from 10-12:00 p.m. also in the Chapel.

Virginia Ann Moore

Warm Springs- Virginia Ann Moore, 76, daughter of the late Joshua and Martha Green passed away Monday, October 11, 2010 at St. Bernards Medical Center.

She is survived by her husband Glenn Moore of the home. 3 sons; Dennis Moore of Pocahontas, Marty Moore of Pocahontas and Mark Moore of Maynard and 1 daughter Susan Johnson of Pocahontas. 9 grandchildren and 4great grandchildren.

She was preceded by 1 daughter Karen Mae Moore and 5 brothers.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home .Graveside service will be Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM in the Warm Springs Cemetery with Calvin Towell officiating.

Pallbearers: Jeremy Thielemier, Chris Tucker, Denny Moore, Drew Tucker, Cody Moore, Dylan Moore and Bryer Moore.

Betty June Wilbanks

Pocahontas- Betty June Wilbanks, 72, daughter of the late Orville and Mae Burton.

She was preceded by her parents, 1 son Brian Wilbanks, 1 daughter Sandy Jankowski, 1 brother , 1 grandchild and 1 great-grandchild.

She is survived by her husband Bill Wilbanks of the home. 2 sons; Scott Wilbanks of Walnut Ridge and Randy Wilbanks of Pocahontas. Daughters Teresa McDougal of Lonoke and Sue Dean of Montuerde, FL. 3 brothers; Ed, Larry and Bobby Burton all of Oklahoma City. 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Graveside Service will be Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 2:00 PM in Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery with James Throgmorton officiating. McNabb Funeral Home is in charge of making arrangements.

Loretta Lynn Cummins

Pocahontas – Loretta Lynn Cummins, 46, passed away Wednesday, October 06, 2010.

Born February 18, 1964 in Pocahontas.

She is preceded in death by mother, Joann Spray.

She is survived by husband, Clarence Cummins, Jr. Of the home. Four sons; Jason Fletcher of South Dakota, George Bauldwin, Jr. and Patrick Cummins both of Pocahontas, Zhary Steele of Missouri. Two daughters; Laurie Fletcher and Amy Steele both of Pocahontas. 7 grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Gardens.

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

Clarence Knott

Pocahontas – Clarence Knott, 91, passed away Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born May 28, 1919 in Newport to the late Robert and Llova Knott.

He is preceded in death his wife, Ida Mae Knott and by one brother.

He is survived by his beloved Mary Yielding of Pocahontas and sister, Elsie Tate of Baton Rouge, LA.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Melvin Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, MS at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

Visitation will be held Sunday night from 4-6:00 p.m.

Hazel Patricia Dirlam

Sherwood, AR. – Hazel Patricia Dirlam, 82, passed away Saturday, October 02, 2010.

Born March 17, 1928 in Heber Springs, AR., to the late James and Rosa Butler.

She is preceded in death by parents and husband Roscoe Dirlam.

She is survived by three sons; David Dirlam of Charleston, MO., James Dirlam of Clinton, AR., and Stanley Dirlam of Mt. View, AR. Three daughters; Pat Holland of Sherwood, AR., Elizabeth Cooper of Walnut, MS., and Diane Lancaster of Jacksonville, AR. 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Sister, Opal Rothe of Delaplaine, AR.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Jones Ridge Cemetery located in Delaplaine, AR. with Gary Barker officiating.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5-7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Bobby Charles Arnold

Ravenden – Bobby Charles Arnold, 60, passed away Friday, October 01, 2010 at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born November 04, 1949 in Delaplaine, AR.

He is preceded in death by father Charles Arnold.

He is survived by wife Marilyn Arnold of the home. Two sons; Rob and wife Missy Arnold of Paragould, AR and Donald and wife Leah Arnold of Imboden, AR. Two daughters; Jenn and husband Greg Jackson of Paragould, AR. and Samantha Reed of Ravenden, AR. Six grandchildren; Tyler Arnold, Corey Campbell, Tristen Arnold, Brittany Jackson, and Mason Jackson all of Paragould, AR. and Piper Reed of Ravenden, AR. Mother Wanda Carson of Paragould, AR. Four brothers; Johnny Carson and Michael Carson both of Paragould, AR., Jim Arnold of Berry Hill, OK. And Bobby Gene Arnold of Langley, OK. Three sisters; Linda Smith of Paragould, AR., Shirley Arnold of Langley, OK., and Kathy Ashford of Tulsa, OK.

Graveside service will be held Monday, October 04, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oak Hill Church Cemetery with Junior Vester officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday night from 4-6 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Wells, Keith White, Britt Conrad, Lucas Conrad, Tracy Jones, and Barry Merideth.

Katheryn Loretta Provance

Katheryn Loretta Provance, 82, of Piggott, AR., formerly of Maynard, AR., passed away on October 1, 2010 at 2:30 a.m. at Piggott Community Hospital of natural causes. She was born March 25, 1928 in Dalton, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Provance of Piedmont, MO., her parents; Harvey and Mamie Avery of Maynard, AR. And one sister, Elsie McQuary of Lead Hill, AR.

She is survived by one son, Charles E. Provance, Jr. Of Piggott, AR. One daughter-in-law, Karen P. Provance, also of Piggott. Two granddaughters; Heather Marie Suydam of Paragould, AR. And Ashley Ann Campbell of Springfield, MO. Two grandsons; Andrew LaTrey Provance, also of Piggott, and Andrew Chase Eugene Wilson of Riverton, KS. Four brothers; Jim Avery of Bryan, OH., Manley Avery of East Prairie, MO., Duell Avery of Maynard, AR., and Don Avery also of Maynard. Three sisters; Helen Peoples of Pocahontas, AR., Mary Allen of Springfield, MO., and Jeannie Avery of Harrison, AR. And numerous nieces and nephews.

She attended Apostolic Church of Lord Jesus Christ in Maynard, AR. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, going to church, sewing, gardening, and taking care of animals. She never met a stranger in her life. She had only one son, who she adopted at the age of 45, but she was considered a second mom by many.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 09, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Pete Avery officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her parents in Nelson Cemetery located in Attica, AR. directly after service.

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

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