“Mama” Sue Alphin
Pocahontas - “Mama” Sue Alphin, 71 passed away on August 26, 2018, at home surrounded by loved ones. “Mama” Sue was born on January 12, 1947, in Jerseyville, Ill., to Paul and Edith Adkins. Leon and Sue were married on January 13, 1973. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Leon Alphin of the home; children, Chad Alphin, Heath Alphin, Robin Myers, Kelly (David) Smith, Todd Jackson, all of Pocahontas; sister, Carol Turner of St. Louis, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special granddaughter, Raliegh Alphin; many nieces and nephews, brother and sisters-in-law; and special friend, Carlene Mitchell. Special thanks to Betty Getson and Leroy Blackwell for staying in Little Rock while Sue was in the hospital and to Legacy Hospice for all their help. Both services were at McNabb Funeral Home. Visitation was Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 5 - 7 p.m. Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at 10 a.m. with David Grubbs officiating. Burial followed in Thomas Cemetery. Pallbearers: Tyler Brook, Mike Hughes, Joey Lindquist, Shannon Lincoln, Chris Halliburton and Greg Chesser. Honorary pallbearers: Luke Kasinger, Jonny Tyler, Pat McKenzie, Mike Blackwell, Dustin Alphin and Travis Alphin.