Clay County Living


Charles “Chuck” Jones of Little Rock was born in Pocahontas February 11, 1959, son of Charles and Sadie Jones. He died in Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock Thursday, August 14, 2014. He was 55. Self-employed in sales, he was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors are his wife, LaKendra Jones, Little Rock; mother and step-father Sadie and Carl Davis, Paragould; four daughters Sherry Jo Hickman, Qulin, Mo, Jennifer McIlvoy, Paragould, LaKinyah Jones and Kyeesha Jones, both of Little Rock; one son Jason Jones; three step brothers, Gene Davis and Nathan Davis, both of Paragould, Roger Davis, Claremore, OK; one sister Regina Lawrence, Paragould; four grandchildren; He was preceded in death by his father Charles Jones; one son Joshua Jones; and grandparents Everett and Goldie Flanery. Services were conducted Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the chapel of Ermert Funeral Home with Rev. Marlin Ray officiating. Burial in Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas. Sign online condolences at

Marvin Household, Sr., was born in Piggott on April 23, 1952, son of Edward Lee and Georgia Householder. He died in his home Sunday, August 17, 2014. He was 62. A construction worker and superintendent for Mobley Contractors, he was a member of House of Prayer and enjoyed hunting, leather crafting and mechanic  work. He married his wife, Glenda Householder on June 20, 1970 and she survives. Other survivors are two children Doug (Marsha) Householder and Sarah (Jamey) Bland, both of Corning; mother Georgia Householder, Corning; brother Edward Joe Householder, Piggott; sisters Sharon Carpenter, Corning and Rebecca Reed, Bentonville; ten grandchildren Zack, Cody and Alison Bland, Garrett Householder, Andrea Beaver, Jessie Monica, Amy, Katie and Brailyn Miller. He was preceded in death by his father; and brother Daniel Lee Householder. Funeral Services were conducted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in the chapel of Ermert Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy McMasters officiating. Burial in Post Oak Cemetery. Sign online condolences at 

Ernest Rice of Sikeston, MO, was born in Corning October 9, 1934, son of Eldon and Lidy (Bailey) Rice. He died in Missouri Delta Hospital in Sikeston Saturday, August 16, 2014. He was 79. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked for Burkhart Manufacturing (car seats) for 39 years as a supervisor. His hobbies included fishing and baseball. He married Tish Rice on December 23, 1961 and she preceded 
him in death on December 12, 2010. Survivors are two daughters Pam Rice-Crawford, Sikeston and Melissa Rice, New Madrid; two brothers Gene Rice, Paragould and Harold Rice, Rector; three sisters Wilma Kavy, Knobel, Christine Hart, Kansas City, Kansas and Louise Miller, Paragould; one grandson Nicholas Rice, Sikeston; three greatgrandchildren Nathan, Alexander and Eric Rice. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and one sister Martha Arnold. Visitation will be Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ermert Funeral Home until time of services at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Herbert Ellis officiating. Burial in Richwoods Cemetery. Sign online condolences at

Barry Raymond Shaver of Pocahontas was born November 18, 1925 in Randolph County, son of Luther and Dora Shaver. He died August 16, 2014 at Stone Oak Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was 88. A successful jeweler and watchmaker in Corning and Pocahontas for many years, he was a veteran of World War II and served as a leader of the VFW honor guard. He was an active member of the Pyburn Street Church of Christ. An avid golfer, he enjoyed his friendships and loved being a  member of the community. Survivors are two grandsons Rob and Rich Shaver; daughter in law, Paula Shaver; niece, Sheila Wilson Glisson; nephews, Don Wilson, Buel Ramsey and L. A. Hayes and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Vera; siblings, Jewel Dean, Livla and Ruby, and his son, Dave. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in Pyburn Street Church of Christ in Pocahontas. Burial will be in Corning Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bob Dawson, Tom Towell, Mitch Walton, Byron Futrell, Michael Meredith and Joe Hawkins Honorary pallbearers, Grant Killion, L.A. Hayes, Max Long, Avon McCamey and Bennie Jarrett.