Obituaries

Martha Jean March, 48, Reyno, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22, 2016, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Martha was born August 23, 1967, to the late Bobby Jean and Martha Lee Armstrong. She was a loving Nana of five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Donald Ray, Kenneth Allan McMillan; and sister Judy Lee Hammerly. She is survived by husband Kenneth Wayne March, sons: Kenneth Wayne March Jr. of Corning, Joseph Thaddeus March of Eminence, MO; grandchildren: Hunter Wayne March, Justin Gale March, Natalie Lynn March, Sky Lynn March, Bentley Ryan March; siblings: Louise Wisely of Bushnell, Dora Wein of Middle Town, IN, George Cantrell of California, Jackie Jaradah of North Little Rock and Donna Kay White of Jonesboro. A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 27, at McNabb Funeral Home with Roger Hovis officiating. Burial followed in Nelson Cemetery.

Henry “Hank” Isaac Rogers, 11, of Naylor, MO. passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born October 8, 2004 in Paragould. Hank was a fifth grader at Naylor Elementary School. He enjoyed playing basketball, listening to music, playing guitar, dancing, flea marketing and hanging out with friends. His family was his favorite past-time, especially the time spent with his parents and siblings. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Corning. Survivors include his mother and step-father Kathleen and Mike Seratt of Naylor; father Fred Rogers; grandparents Winnie Rogers and Eloise (Doyle) Roofe; great grandmother Irene Highfill all of Corning; siblings Chris Rogers of Corning, Kendal Rogers of Bolivar, MO, Kabrien Rogers and Jamison Rogers both of Naylor; niece and nephew Savanna and Blaine Rogers; step grandmother Uva Patterson; step sisters Krista and Karenna Seratt; and several other close relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Wayne Rogers and Gary Highfill; great grandfather Johnny Highfill; and aunt Sherry Rogers. Funeral service was Wednesday at Ermert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kent Modlin officiating. Burial was in Corning Cemetery.

Opal Pauline Smith, 88, passed away April 19, 2016, at Randolph Home in Pocahontas. Opal was born July 11, 1927, in Randolph County, Arkansas to the late John and Mattie Thatch. She was the mother of five sons whom she raised after her husband’s death. She was a long time resident of Clay and Randolph counties. She worked for Brown Shoe Factory in Pocahontas, then Clayton Shoe Factory in Corning for a total of 40 years. She attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Clay County for over 40 years, teaching Sunday School and joining in women’s activities. She is survived by children: Jerry (Laura) Smith of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Tommy (Marsha) Smith of Aubrey, Texas, Toney Smith of Corning, Rodney Smith and Rodger Smith both of Pilot Point, Texas; grandchildren: Andrea L. (Shane) Bruce of Cushing, Oklahoma, Timothy Smith-Ream and Jeffrey Smith-Ream of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Stephen Smith of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Tommy Smith Jr. of Aubrey, Texas, Craig Smith of Dallas, Texas, Josh Smith and Brandon Smith both of Clay County, Arkansas; nine great-grandchildren; siblings: Lena Watson of Pocahontas, Charles Thatch of St Louis, Missouri, Charlene Vandergriff and Nina Hausman both of Randolph County, Jessie Berry of St. Peters, Missouri, Bill Thatch and Gary Thatch both of Pocahontas, and Jackie Thatch of Randolph County. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Guy Oran Smith in 1978, and five siblings. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 23 at McNabb Funeral Home with burial in Richwoods Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tim Smith-Ream, Stephen Smith, Tommy Smith Jr., Craig Smith, Joshua Smith and Brandon Smith.