June 16, 2010 Edition

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Births

Leah Diane Snearly

Weddings/Engagements

Barnett ~ Bradley

Obituaries

Maxie Baney Donna Boatenhammer Greg Fender
Rev. Jack Fultner Everette Dene Hardin Asbrene Milligan
James Poindexter Alton Wright Smith Francis Emory Wagner
Pauline Lenora Walker

Births

Leah Diane Snearly

Nick and Julie Snearly of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a daughter, born June 4, 2010, at NEA Baptist in Jonesboro.

The baby weighed eight pounds, three ounces, and has been named Leah Diane Snearly. She has an older brother, Elijah Allen, two.

Grandparents are Rick and Joyce Snearly of Highland, and Diane Moore and Vernon Moore, both of Hoxie.

Great-grandparents are Claudine Snearly and Earlene Schales, both of Highland, Della Moore of Hoxie and Elsie Clark of Black Rock.

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Weddings/Engagements

Barnett ~ Bradley

Teresa Bradley and Kendall Barnett were united in marriage on May 22, 2010, at New Hope Assembly of God in Pocahontas with Reverends Gaylon Russell and Michael Bradley officiating.

Bridesmaids included Mandy Bradley, Melissa Kuehl and Anelisa Wood. Groomsmen included Blake Walker, Tyler Henry and Matthew Bishop.

Marly Rawls, Myla Rawls, Zoie Barnett and Abby Bradley served as flower girls, and Logan Bradley and Jacob Bradley were ring barrers.

The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Jo Ann Bradley of Imboden and the granddaughter of James and Imogene Bradley of Ravenden and Joyce Engel of Peach Orchard and the late Pete Engel.

She is a 2006 Sloan-Hendrix High School graduate and a 2010 graduate of Lyon College.

The groom is the son of Robert and Marilea Barnett of Pocahontas and the grandson of the late Joe and Nellie Barnett and the late Orville and Harriett Maas.

He is a 2006 Pocahontas High School graduate and a 2010 graduate of Lyon College.

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Obituaries

Maxie Baney

Maxie Dee Baney, 75, of Marked Tree, died June 13, 2010, at his home.

Born April 10, 1935, in Walnut Ridge, he was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Mid-South Manufacturing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester and Dollie Ferguson Baney; a brother and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Dixon Baney; two sons, Maxie Baney Jr. and wife Judy, Marked Tree, and Chris Baney and wife Shelly, Black Oak; two daughters, Brenda Schwartz and husband Randy, Rockford, Ill., and Cindy Tate and husband Scott, Apopka, Fla.; four brothers, Charles Baney and wife Shirley, Leland Baney and wife Loreen, Alfred Baney and wife Norma, and Alvin Baney and wife Kathrine; six sisters, Mary Austin and husband Billy, Mildred Wood and husband Buddy, Pauline Baney, Sara Lee Floyd, Valma Floyd and Melissa Davis and husband Bobby; two grandchildren, Stephen Baney and Lamanda Baney; and seven step-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Marked Tree Church of God with Patrick Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Marked Tree Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro.

Visitation is tonight from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Donna Boatenhammer

Donna Wygant Boatenhammer, 62, of Lakeland, Fla., died June 13, 2010.

Born Nov. 20, 1947, in Miami, she was retired from Delta Airlines, where she was a flight attendant for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Lauris Knight Wygant. She was an active member of Bell Shoals Church of Christ in Brandon, Fla.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Jim Boatenhammer; two children, Kelly Boatenhammer and David Boatenhammer; a daughter-in-law, Mabelissa Boatenhammer; two sisters, Jean Wygant Neher and Debbie Wygant; a brother, Robert Wygant; and three grandsons, Ethan Boatenhammer, Owen Boatenhammer and Brylon Boatenhammer.

Funeral is Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Bell Shoals Church of Christ. A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery in Lynn with Kenny Townsley officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home of Lynn has charge of arrangements.

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Greg Fender

Gregory Fender, 54, of Walnut Ridge, died June 6, 2010.

Born Aug. 13, 1955, in Jonesboro, he was a farmer and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Massey Fender.

Survivors include his wife, Tonia Stone Fender, whom he married Aug. 20, 1987; two sons, Greg Fender II, Walnut Ridge, and Heath Ditto, Bono; two daughters, Anna Fender, of the home, and Nicole Potts, Jonesboro; his father, John A. Fender Sr., Walnut Ridge; a brother, John Allen Fender Jr., Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Bonita Hoss, Walnut Ridge, and Diana Morgan, Bono; and three grandsons, Braxton Fender, Caleb Potts and Jace Potts.

Funeral was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Stewart officiating. Burial was in Fender Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Randy Gray, Ricky Williams, Cheyenne Jones, Ronnie Ragsdale, Jeremy Stone and Kai Rorex. Honorary pallbearers were Lester Stone, Eddy Jo Meredith, Joey Massey, Junior Massey, Warren Fender and cousins and friends.

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Rev. Jack Fultner

Rev. Charles Lee "Jack" Fultner, 78, of Hoxie, died June 12, 2010, at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.

Born Feb. 2, 1932, in Pocahontas, he was the son of Charlie and Mary Decker Fultner. He was a farmer and a minister for many years.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Wilson, Opal Sheahorn and Loraine Johnson; a granddaughter, Erica Lea Fultner; and a son-in-law, Larry Rogers.

Survivors include his wife, Neatress Maenon Webb Fultner, whom he married Oct. 23, 1957; two sons, Earnest Lee Fultner, Hoxie, and Charles Ray Fultner, Jacksonport; a daughter, Beverly Rogers, Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Mary Hancock and Martha McQuay, both of Hoxie; two brothers, James "Bud" Fultner, Pocahontas, and John Fultner, Hoxie; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Bryan Funeral Home with Revs. David Moore and David Webb officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery near Pocahontas.

Pallbearers were Tony Webb, Jake Fultner, David Rogers, Joseph Fultner, Tim Richey and Dewayne Fultner. Honorary pallbearers were Darrell McQuay and Jim Collins.

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Everette Dene Hardin

Everette Dene Hardin, 82, of Dixon, Ill., died June 12, 2010.

Born Nov. 29, 1927, in Strawberry, he was the son of W.B. and Dovie Castle Hardin. He graduated from Hoxie High School and attended Arkansas State University. He served as a U.S. Navy Seabee during World War II. He was one of eight sailors selected to attend the opening ceremony of the United Nations Peace Conference in San Francisco in 1945.

He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling, Ill., for 34 years, retiring in 1984. He was a founding member, past president and life member of the Green River Saddle Club in Amboy, Ill. He was also a member of saddle clubs in Fulton and Ogle counties in Illinois, the Moose Lodge of Mt. Morris, Ill., and the Polo, and later Dixon, American Legion posts. He was also a contributor to the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of Sterling, Ill.

He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher L. Hardin; a brother, W.C. Hardin; and a sister, Wanda F. Ades.

Survivors include his wife, Leota Guntharp Hardin, whom he married June 27, 1947; a son, Randy Hardin and wife Margaret, Dixon, Ill.; a sister, Betty A. Richardson, Walnut Ridge; and a grandson, Sgt. Robert Hardin.

Funeral is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Higginbotham Funeral Service. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ben Hardin, Ron Hardin, G. David Guntharp, Jackie Guntharp, Joe Bryan Richardson, Mike Verkler, Donnie Wallis and Jerry Wallis.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of the service.

A memorial has been established to benefit the Veterans Memorial Park in Dixon, Ill.

An online guestbook is available at www.higginbothamfuneralservice.com.

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Asbrene Milligan

Asbrene Milligan, 85, of Walnut Ridge, died June 13, 2010, in Jonesboro.

A homemaker, she lived most of her life in Lawrence County and was an Avon representative. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by a son, Angelo Carol Milligan; her parents, Ray and Lida Watson Smithee; two brothers, Hershel Smithee and Kenneth Smithee; and a sister, Alderae Smithee.

Survivors include her husband, Kendall Milligan; a daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" Camp, Jonesboro; a son, Jerrel K. Milligan, Walnut Ridge; a sister, Oretha Wilson, Yuma, Ariz.; two brothers, Ron Smithee, Jonesboro, and Jean Smithee, Caseyville, Ill.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral is Thursday at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Rob Combs officiating. Burial will be in Milligan Campground Cemetery near Strawberry.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Rae Milligan, Jimmy Dale Milligan, Kalyn Kendell Camp, Dallas Cagle, Kevin Moore and Kendell Moore.

Visitation is tonight from 5-7 p.m.

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James Poindexter

James Poindexter, 63, of Pocahontas, died June 12, 2010, at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Born April 28, 1947, in Pocahontas, he had been the street department supervisor for the City of Walnut Ridge for the past eight years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Adam Poindexter; and his father, Freeman Poindexter.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Poindexter; two sons, Stoney Poindexter, New Orleans, and Tony Poindexter, Pocahontas; a daughter, Kerry Liebhaber, Little Rock; his mother, Lucille Poindexter, Pocahontas; a sister, Lou Williams and husband Bill, Brentwood, Tenn.; and five grandchildren, Morgan Liebhaber, Alex Poindexter, Shelby Liebhaber, Sylvia Poindexter and Jessie Liebhaber.

Funeral is today at 2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas with Nelson Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Promberger-Traw Post #4556.

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Alton Wright Smith

Alton Wright Smith, 83, of Pocahontas, died June 12, 2010.

Born Sept. 16, 1927, in the Denton community, he was the son of Grundy and Nellie McLeod Smith.

He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Smith; two brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Gail Shivley; a son, Chuck Jarrett and wife Dian, Maynard; three daughters, Judy Baker and husband Charles, Ravenden, and Pam Snow and husband Jon and Cindy Stout and husband Steve, all of Maynard; four brothers; a sister; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Pocahontas Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home.

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Francis Emory Wagner

Francis Emory Wagner, 90, of Oregon City, Ore., formerly of Lawrence County, died June 8, 2010, at his home.

Born Aug. 1, 1919, in Tillamook, Ore., he was the son of Arnold and Marie Hughey Wagner. He was a World War II Army veteran, a farmer, millworker and landscaper.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Smith Wagner, on Dec. 15, 1993, whom he married Dec. 1, 1945, in Black Rock.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Walters, Oregon City, Ore.; two grandsons, John Tippin and James Tippin; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at Kelley Cemetery, near Imboden, at a later date. Higginbotham Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

An online guestbook is available at www.higginbothamfuneralservice.com.

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Pauline Lenora Walker

Pauline Lenora Walker, 87, mother of Gary Walker of Walnut Ridge, died June 11, 2010. Burial was Monday in Randolph Memorial Gardens under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas.

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