Obituaries

Hope Alvera Ramsey-Couch

Pocahontas – Hope Alvera Couch Ramsey, 75, left this life to be with God on April 19, 2010.

Born June 30, 1934 to the late Herman and Elizabeth (Harvey) Rederburg.

Preceded in death by brother, Lloyd Rederburg.

She is survived by special companion of 25 years, Greg Huffman of the home. Daughters; Linda Huffman and Karen Brown. Sons, Bud Couch, Gary (Angela) Couch, and Roger (Ellen) Couch. Ex husband, Al Couch. Sisters; Mary Stark, Martha Gilchrist, and Ruth Rederburg. Brothers; Kenneth Rederburg and James Rederburg. Also many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many valued friends.

Graveside service will be held Friday, April 23, 2010 at 10:30 in Randolph Memorial Gardens with Bill Hallman officiating.

Visitation will begin prior to service on Friday from 9-10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Regina Karen Caffrey

Pocahontas – Regina Karen Caffrey, 61, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, AR.

Born February 17, 1949 in Newport to the late Samuel and Annie Mae Smith.

She is survived by husband, Jeff Caffrey of the home. Four daughters; Martha Evans of Jonesboro, Stephanie Robinett of Pocahontas, and Sherry Crum and Melissa Williams both of Michie, TN. 8 grandchildren. Brother, Clarence “Punk” Smith of Fisher, two sisters; Ruth Willis of Fisher and Zannie Smith of Lake City, AR.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Skaggs Church of Christ with John Fears & Tim Davis officiating. Burial will follow to Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5-8 in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include 8 nephews.

Lee Edward Draby

Lee Edward Draby, 83, of Griffin, GA, formally of Pocahontas, AR., departed this life on April 15, 2010 at Spalding Regional Hospital in Griffin, GA.

Those gone on before him include: His mother Marie Draby, his father “Bill” Draby, a sister Shirly May Rice. His wife, mother of his children, Mary Louise (Black) Draby.

Those he left behind, his wife Sandra Louise (Bense) Draby of the home. A daughter, Barbara M. Dahom and husband, Edward of Hoxie, AR. Three sons; Bob Draby and wife, JoAnn of Griffin, GA, Bill Draby and wife, Carol of Hampton, GA, and Terry Draby of the home. Three sisters; Deloris Loveless and husband, Alton of Ohio, Mary Alice Watson of Forest City, AR, Ellen Ward of Pocahontas, AR. 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in Masonic Cemetery with Terry Miller officiating. There will not be a visitation held prior to graveside service.

McNabb Funeral Home was in charge of making arrangments.

Russell Floyd Brown

Pocahontas – Russell Floyd Brown, 78, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at St. Benards Medical Center.

Born September 12, 1931 in Hamil to the late German and Opal Brown.

He is survived by wife of 58 years, Nona Brown of the home. 2 brothers; Tommy Jess Brown of Hamil and Paul Brown, Jr. Of Black Rock. 2 sisters; Hazel Allison of Pocahontas and Birdie Allison of Little Rock.

Services will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Antioch Cemetery with Calvin Botard officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7.

Johnny Franklin Starnes

Ravenden- Johnny Franklin Starnes son of the late William and Mary( Gardner) Starnes 69 passed away Sunday at St.Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

He is survived by wife Janet Starnes of the Home. 1 son Greg Starnes of Ravenden 1 daughter Mischelle (Joey) Rice of Pocahontas 5 grandchildren Erica(Jeremy) Dunlap, Carley Starnes, Laura Starnes, Dylan Boucher,Hunter Rice. And 1 great-grandchild Elijah Dunlap.
2 sisters Yvonne Saeger and Derotha Bates both of Cherokee Village and 2 brothers J.B. Smith of Black Rock and William Starnes of Davis,Ill

Mr. Starnes was on the Ravenden City Council for 20 years, Sloan Hendrix School Board for 15 years and Ravenden Fire Department for 27 years.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 Service will be Friday at 11:00 Am at the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will Follow at the Opposition Cemetery with A.J. Stracener

Military Honors by Promberger -Traw Post 4556

Steve Duff

Maynard- Steve Duff 63 Passed away Saturday at his home.

He is survived by his wife Sharon Duff of the home 3 sons Mark , Shawn and Anthony Duff all of Pocahontas. 3 daughters Stephanie Tretenburg and Amber Simington of Pocahontas and Michelle Smith of Bono. His Parents Ryan and Sandelee Duff of Maynard. 1 brother John Duff of Cunningham ,Ky and 1 sister Sheena Denny of Maynard. 15 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 at the Funeral Home

Service will be Tuesday at 2:00 at Chapel of McNabb Funeral home Burial will follow at Ingram Cemetery with Gary Barker and Dewayne Smith officiating.

Military Honors by Promberger- Traw Post 4556

Betty Lou Hisaw

Pocahontas – Betty Lou Hisaw, 76, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Born September 13, 1933 in Glendale, AR to the late James and Mattie Floyd.

She is preceded in death by husband, Samuel Hisaw.

She is survived by son, Ken Hisaw of Woodlawn, AR. Daughter, Lisa Hill of Pocahontas, 5 grandchildren and brother, Lee Floyd of Summerset, KY.

Services will be held Thursday, April 01, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Jackie Richardson and James Anderson officiating. Burial will follow to Randolph Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-7.

Thomas Rice

Schugtown – Thomas Rice, 97, passed away March 28, 2010.

Born October 20, 1912 in Delaplaine to the late Thomas and Emma Rice.

He is preceded in death by wife of 66 years, Ruby Gates Rice.

He is survived by twin brother, Lewis Rice of Peach Orchard, AR. And brother Buster Rice of Phoenix, AR. Two sister-in-laws, Louise Rice – Smith of Walnut Ridge and El Wanda Gates of Delaplaine. Several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and great great great nieces and nephews. Lifelong army buddy, Robert Bennett of Jonesboro.

Mr. Rice served in Patton’s Third Army and landed on Omaha Beach. His battalion liberated Dachau (concentration camp).

Services will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home. Burial will follow to Green County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6-8.

Pallbearers include: Sonny Hampton, Butch Daniels and Gerry Tarry all of Schugtown. Tommy Garrett of O’Kean, John Edward Wilkinson and Ed Smith both of Delaplaine.

Honorary Pallbearers: 546 AAA BN Battery B Veterans and Family.

George Kent Late

Maynard- George Kent Late passed away Saturday at the age of 57.

He was preceded by his father George Late.

He is survived by his wife Donna Late of the home 1 son Kevin (Emily) Late of Paragould 1 daughter Marcia (Danny ) Spradlin of Walnut Ridge 2 grandchildren Kaylee and Tyge Spradlin of Walnut Ridge. His Mother Juanita Late of Maynard .1 sister Linda (Steve) Thomas of Tx and Harvey (Betty) Late of Maynard.

Visitation will be 5-8 Monday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.

Service will be Tuesday 2:00 Pm At Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Gardens with Darrell Fears officiating.

He was a member of IBEW Local 1516 and EAA of Jonesboro.

Willard Dean Cox

Maynard, Ar – Willard Dean Cox, 83, passed away Friday at St. Bernards. Son of the late William and Irene Cox.

He is survived by wife Glenna Cox of the Home 1 son, Ron Cox of Maynard. 2 grandchildren Bobby Martin and Travis Cox. 3 great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Krystal and Elana Martin.
1 brother Cleaven Cox of Supply. He was preceded by 1 sister and his parents.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 at McNabb Funeral Home.

Service will be Tuesday at 10:00 AM at Witts Chapel in Maynard. Burial will follow at the Cox/Parker Cemetery With Dr. Gary Gregory officating.

Military honors by the Promberger Traw Post 4556.

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