May 18, 2016 Edition

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Weddings

Alls ~ Roby

Obituaries

Tyler William Alls Nina Bottoms Kathryn Mae Dobbs
Charles Wayne Dunn Delmer L. Jackson Juanita Inez Sanders
Reba Jean Stayton Thomas David Stayton Tom Weisenbach

Weddings

Alls ~ Roby

Sandy Howard of Strawberry and Scott Alls of Wiggins, Miss., have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashton Michelle Alls, to Tyler Patrick Roby, son of Pat and Robyn Roby of Black Rock.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Linda and Carl Alls of Lynn and Linda Davis of Strawberry and the late Jerry Hoggard.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Pat and Susie Roby of Powhatan and the late Jimmy and Jean Davis of Black Rock.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday at Saffell.

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Obituaries

Tyler William Alls

Tyler William "Ty" Alls, 23, of Walnut Ridge, died May 14, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 26, 1993, he was a farmer and was of the Baptist belief.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Cleo and Lucille Combs and Andy and Maggie Alls; and a good friend, Roney Webb.

Survivors include his parents, Richard and Geri Ann Willfond Alls; a brother, Brennan Alls and wife Sarah; grandparents, Jim and Mary Alls and Jerry and Sally Willfond; a niece, Breylee Alls; and a nephew on the way, Evan Alls.

Funeral is today at 10 a.m. at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Phillip Keeley officiating. Burial will be at Markham Cemetery.

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

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Nina Bottoms

Nina Abee Bottoms, 91, of Pocahontas, died May 11, 2016, at the Randolph County Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born Jan. 10, 1925, in Ravenden, she was the daughter of Charles "Buster" and Annie Mae Dent Abee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Bottoms; a son, Larry Bottoms; two brothers, Henry Abee and Dalton Abee; a sister-in-law, Lawanda Abee; and a nephew, Glenn Abee.

Survivors include a brother, Bill Abee, Florida; a granddaughter, Selena Fiefitz and husband Jan, Newark Ill.; a niece, Sherri Abee, Abilene, Texas; and a nephew, Gregg Abee and wife Betty, Victoria, Texas.

Graveside service was Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Annieville with Everett Hart officiating. House-Gregg Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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

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Kathryn Mae Dobbs

Kathryn Mae Dobbs, 72, of Walnut Ridge, died May 12, 2016, at her home.

Born Oct. 27, 1943, in Akron, Ohio, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a bookkeeper for many years.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Dobbs; and a brother, Gerald Patton.

Survivors include three daughters, Shelia Britton (Blake), Melanie Davis (Rodney), and Joyce Dobbs (Jeff Williams), all of Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Jeannie Dye, Florida, and Joyce Lancaster (Jack), Ohio; grandchildren, Wesley Davis of Fayetteville, Amber Broadway (Chad) of Walnut Ridge, Brandy Summers (Brian) of Southhaven, Miss., Lacey Ragsdale (Justin) of Black Rock, Brittany Smith (Luke) of Smithville, and Raven Dobbs of Walnut Ridge; and five great-grandchildren, Karlee Britton, Macy Rose Broadway, Jayden Richardson, Darcy Mae Ragsdale and Tinsley Smith.

Funeral was Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home with Charles Hendrix officiating. Burial was in Manning 1 Cemetery near Sedgwick.

Pallbearers were Jeff Williams, Justin Ragsdale, Luke Smith, Randy Britton, Richey Thatcher and Kevin Slusser. Honorary pallbearers were Blake Britton, Rodney Davis, Wesley Davis, Chad Broadway, Brian Summers, Sherri Sparks, Kim Slusser, Pashia Ridge, Wayne Milgrim, Ray Margie, Jack Lancaster, Wendell Jones and Tammy Burnside.

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

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Charles Wayne Dunn

Charles Wayne Dunn, 59, of Walnut Ridge, died May 13, 2016, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 18, 1956, in Fort Riley, Kan., he was a maintenance worker and bus driver for Walnut Ridge High School. He was an avid motorcycle rider and a member of the Lawrence County Amateur Radio Club.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Wayne Dunn.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Scrape Dunn, whom he married Dec. 23, 1976; a son, Chuck Dunn and wife Brooklyn, Russellville; a daughter, Cyndal Dunn and husband Allex Francis, Hoxie; his mother, Nancy Settles, Jonesboro; a brother, Donald Dunn, Jonesboro; two sisters, Nancy Chapman, Panama City, Fla., and Jane Volner, Jonesboro; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside service is Thursday at 11 a.m. at Harrisburg Memorial Park with Chuck Dunn officiating. Bryan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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Delmer L. Jackson

Delmer Lee Jackson, 83, of Rockford, Ill., died May 8, 2016, at Rockford Supportive Living.

Born Jan. 28, 1933, in Smithville, he was the son of Harold and Lelar G. Brandon Jackson. He served in the U.S. Army and was a self-employed painter. He attended Victory Baptist Church. While in Arkansas, he was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church at Eaton.

Survivors include a daughter, Colleen Collins and husband Michael, Rockford, Ill.; a stepson, Raymond French and wife Helen, Corpus Christi, Texas; a grandson, Anthony Kurtz; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church in New Milford, Ill., with pastor Joel Robertson officiating. Burial was in New Milford Cemetery under the direction of Olson Funeral Home.

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

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Juanita Inez Sanders

Juanita Inez Morgan Sanders, 89, of Pocahontas, died May 11, 2016.

Born Aug. 31, 1926, in Powhatan, she was the daughter of Marvin and Dollie Wells.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Dean; a sister-in-law and special friend, Clara Wells; brothers, J.C. Wells, A.B. Wells and triplets, Wesley, Lesley and Easley Wells; and a previous husband, Quinton Morgan.

Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Willie B. Sanders, Elizabeth, Ark.; two daughters, Carolene Holder, Saffell, and Margaret Manning and husband Charles, Pocahontas; a brother, John Leonard Wells, Powhatan; five grandchildren, Kelly Linebaugh, Eddie Linebaugh, Sherry Barnett, Scott Manning and Bridgett Palmer; 11 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Roenea Gammill, Elizabeth, Vickie Burns and husband Gary, Batesville, and Linda Johnston and husband Randy and Tresia Hoggatt and husband Gary, all of Bakersfield, Mo.; seven step grand-children, Melissa Gearhart, Clint Burns, Amber Brown, Kristen Jarvis, Chelsea Johnston, Andy Hoggatt and Anthony Hoggatt; and 11 step great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at 3 p.m. at Freedom Church with pastor Don Cook officiating. Burial was in Old Lebanon Cemetery under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home.

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

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Reba Jean Stayton

Reba Jean Stayton, 73, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away May 12, 2016, in Little Rock, from complications with cancer treatment.

Born Nov. 24, 1942, in Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Ethel Johnson Wiles. She loved animals, gardening and various crafts, such as sewing and painting. She was very independent and strong willed, especially in her fight with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Thomas "David" Stayton, on May 8, 2016; and a sister, Bernice Simmons.

Survivors include a daughter, Annette Stayton Gercken and husband Charles, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, John Stayton and wife Lisa, Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Maggie House and Mildred Smith; a brother, Wilburn Wiles; three granddaughters, Callie Gercken, Lindsey Gercken and Hannah Stayton; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

A joint celebration of their lives was held Tuesday at noon at Bryan Funeral Home with Darrell Stayton officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to KCPET PROJECT, a no-kill animal shelter and pet adoption agency.

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

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Thomas David Stayton

Thomas David Stayton, 73, of Kansas City, Mo., died May 8, 2016, in Kansas City.

Born Feb. 28, 1942, in Walnut Ridge, he was a licensed TWA mechanic and an outdoorsman. He loved shoot-to-retrieve bird dogs, gardening and reading. He was married to Reba Jean Stayton, who passed away May 12, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lehman and Stella Stayton.

Survivors include a daughter, Annette Stayton Gercken and husband Charles, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, John Stayton and wife Lisa, Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Patsy Stewart; a brother, Larry Stayton; three granddaughters, Callie Gercken, Lindsey Gercken and Hannah Stayton; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

A joint celebration of their lives was held Tuesday at noon at Bryan Funeral Home with Darrell Stayton officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to KCPET PROJECT, a no-kill animal shelter and pet adoption agency.

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

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Tom Weisenbach

Tom Weisenbach, 51, of Walnut Ridge, passed away May 13, 2016.

Tom was born Feb. 24, 1965, in Pocahontas, to Paul and Ruth Roberts Weisenbach. Tom was a dedicated father, husband, brother and son. He was very strong in his faith, kind hearted and talented. He loved to hunt, fish and talk about Civil War history. He did everything wholeheartedly. His conversations were usually compared to how, "back in the day" his parents and grandparents did things. He was very loyal to those he loved and always willing to help anyone. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Weisenbach; children, Brandi Davis, Samantha (Tyler) Brown and Jessica (Alex) Brown; a grandchild, Preston Brown; his mother, Ruth Weisenbach; a brother, Tony (Daffney) Weisenbach; six sisters, Rosemary (Danny) Hopper, Sheila (Larry) Davis, Paula (Bill) Schaechtel, Bonnie (Wayne) Kazzee, Barbara Weisenbach and Teresa (Bryan) Thielemier; 16 nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; his father-in-law, Buford Eagan; his mother-in-law, Barbara Eagan; a sister-in-law, Laura (Bobby) McDaniel; and many friends and loved ones.

He was preceded by is father, Paul Weisenbach; paternal grandparents, Alfred and Minnie Weisenbach; and maternal grandparents, Earl and Ruby Roberts.

A funeral mass will be today at 11am at St. John's Catholic Church at Engelberg with Father Anthanasius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Kazzee, Andy Weisenbach, Chris Schaechtel, Jonathan Davis, Chad Davis and Blake Thielemier. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby McDaniel, Jamie Nunnally, Steve Alexander, Jason Hammock, Kim Hammock, Chris Propst, Roy Mullen, Jason Hoffman, Jon Smith, John O'Neal, Shad Allison, Joey Cooper, Kaylie Hammock and Shawn Thompson.

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

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