Charlene Virginia Dawn, 70 of Benton, passed away on August 28, 2019. She was born on December 3, 1948 in Grady, Arkansas to the late Joel and Alma Lindsey White. Charlene was a Licensed Practical Nurse and member of the Elect Temple Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, grandson, brother, two sisters and adoptive daughter. Charlene is survived by her son, Terry Danner, daughters, Regina Brown, Janice Danner and Renessa Sanders, brother, Jimmy D. White, Sr., sisters, Earlene Dawn, Betty Bush, Dion Chambers and Sharon Rule, nineteen grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren. Church services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Elect Temple Church with Karl Barnes, Samuel Brazil and Aaron Calvin officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Visitation will be at Elect Temple Church, 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. before services. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Salley Ann Welch Biggs, age 76, of Benton, was born in Little Rock, Ar. on November 28, 1942 and passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Biggs; parents, Talmadge Welch and Wera Salley Ward; three sisters, Billie Jean Wise, Leita Mae King and Dorothy Ewing and brother, Max Welch. Her passing is mourned by her children, Starla Haley of North Little Rock, Shawn Haley (Debby) of Little Rock and Sherri Haley Madigan (Steve) of Little Rock; grandchildren, Joseph Ray Gardner (Kirsti) of North Little Rock and Tyler Haley of Little Rock; great-grandson, Garrison Gardner; step-brother, Chuck Ward (Mary) of Benton and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton and The Round Table SS Class. Salley was an original member of the Royal Players serving as vice president, assistant director, producer and actor. She was a member of Habitat for Humanities as a chairman of the family selection committee and helped build some of the first homes. Salley’s hobbies were oil painting, crossword puzzles, reading, watching jeopardy and playing bunco & dominoes with friends. Her family would like to thank her caring doctors: Dr. Kirk Watson, Dr. Vasili Lendel and all of their wonderful nurses. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 3 at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 4 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Forest Hills Cemetery. Rev. Ben Crismon will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church @ 200 North Main in Benton, Ar. 72015 or the American Heart Association.
Mona B. Malone, 72 of Benton, passed away on September 5, 2019. She was born on April 23, 1947 in Natichitoches, Louisiana to the late J.C. and Ellen Flack Breshers. Mona worked several years in the Benton School District in the Special Education Department. She was of the Methodist Faith. Mona was preceded in death by her parents, son, John Kleban, sister, Teresa Walker and brothers, C.W. and Gary Breshers. She is survived by her daughter, Amy (Eduardo) Ramos, sons, Robert, Rick and Jeff Kelban, granddaughter, Iris Ramos, sister, Elaine Case, brothers, J.C. and Christopher Breshers. A Memorial service will be held on September 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel in Benton, Arkansas.
Jack Spivey, 81 of Benton, passed away Saturday September 7, 2019. He was born December 19, 1937 in Havana, Arkansas. Jack was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton. After his service with the U.S. Air Force he retired from Alcoa. Jack was proceeded in death by his wife of 59 years Sue Hobbs Spivey, parents James and Mae Spivey, twin brother Mack Spivey, and sisters Betty Brown and Laquita Scott. He was also proceeded by his special grandson Kyle Polk. He is survived by his 4 children Jackie Echols (John), Rick Spivey (Susan), Cindy Green (Marty) and Sally Hinkle. He is also survived by his grandchildren Chad Parker, Crista Anderson, Stacey Brabham, Cameron Spivey, Hunter Green, Chelsea Fitzhugh, Landon Hinkle and his fur baby, Peanut. Visitation services will be at 6:00-8:00 Tuesday September 10th at Ashby’s Funeral Home in Benton. There will be a private committal service for family only on Wed. September 11th. Pastor Rick Grant will be officiating the funeral services. Pallbearers will be Chad Parker, Cameron Spivey, Hunter Green, Landon Hinkle, Isaac Paul, and Coy Fitzhugh. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Danny Arlin Perryman, age 79, of Alexander passed away Saturday September 7, 2019. He was born June 15, 1940 in Avilla, Arkansas. Danny was the owner of Perryman Real Estate, a U S Navy Veteran and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Elmer Perryman Sr. and Eunice Velma Mann Perryman, brother, George Elmer Perryman Jr. Survivors, wife of 18 years, Peggy June Halpain Perryman, Alexander; daughters, Cheryl Ann Rowland, Benton; Danielle Nichole Atwood, Missouri; step-son, Dewey Ratcliff Jr., Scott, Arkansas; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Cremation is by Ashby Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Benton Senior Wellness and Activity Center, 1800 Citizens Drive, Benton, Arkansas, 72015.
Georgia Thomas Hughes, 90 of the Hot Springs Village, went to be with the Lord August 31, 2019. Georgia was born July 7, 1929 to the late Walter and Margaret Thomas in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Georgia is preceded in death by her husband Lavern Hughes, and brother, Walter Fred Thomas Georgia is survived by her sister; Jean Branch, 2 daughters; Patsy Winter (Kenneth) and Carla Russo (Richard), 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home in the Hot Springs Village.
Howard Frank Lyon, 94, passed away September 3, 2019, in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Born in Fenton, Michigan, on October 17, 1924, Howard graduated from Fenton High School and was accepted as an Air Force Cadet, after which he spent three years during World War II on B-17 Bombers. He reenlisted after the War and later joined the Air Force Reserves, which recalled him to fly on B-50s during the Korean War. In 1950, Howard married his wife and companion of 69 years, Joan (Hartzheim), with whom he had a daughter, Janet, in 1953. He loved them both dearly. After the service, Howard enrolled at Butler University before taking jobs at the Packard Motor Car Company and, later, at Chrysler Corporation. At Chrysler, Howard worked his way from an entry-level position to Supervisor of assembly plants and, finally, to Plant Manager of the Warren Stamping Plant. He had a lifelong fascination with automobiles. Howard retired from Chrysler in 1981 and moved with his wife to Hot Springs Village, a place he gladly called home for 38 years. There, he enjoyed playing golf with his friends and gardening. Born of humble means, Howard was an intelligent man who loved learning, even until the day he died. History and computers occupied his later years. When he was younger, he passionately pursued hunting, boating, skiing, and dirt biking. Most of all, he loved his family; the memories they shared will surely outlive him. Howard is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Janet Bierwagen (Kirk); grandsons, Eric and Brett; and half-sister, Diane Tice. His friends and family will especially miss his sharp wit and riotous sense of humor. Memorials in Howard’s name may be made to Christ Lutheran Church in Hot Springs Village.
Brenda Sue Gates, 49, of Alexander, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born on May, 21 1970 to Melvin and Linda Gates in Little Rock. Going out to eat and the movies was one of her favorite things to do. She never met a stranger and always left you with a compliment. She touched the lives of many and would always put a smile on your face. She loved spending time with her family and keeping them in line. She was preceded in death by her father; Melvin Gates. Remaining to share memories is her loving mother, Linda Gates; one sister, Khris Gates; nephew, D.J. Gates; host of family and friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly. The visitation will be Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home. The celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 directly after visitation at Dial & Dudley Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Vincent- Little Rock ER, ICU, CCU and DaVita dialysis SW for all the loving care. Online guestbook: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com
John Edward Bindner III, 81, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 2, 2019 with his family by his side. He passed away peacefully in his home with family. John was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 24, 1938, to the late, John Edward Jr and Lillie Opal Bindner. He was a loving husband and father. He proudly served in the Air Force at Little Rock Air Force Base. He worked for Arkansas Bolt Company for 42 years, starting as their first salesman and ending his tenure as the company’s President. John loved spending time with his family, going to the Senior Center, and ballroom dancing with his wife, Gloria, where he met a lot of good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Etta Rae Sayles and son, Wendell Speights III. John is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Gloria; four, daughters, Dena Mercer, Pam Robideaux (Wendell), Lynn Coursey (Doug) and Windy Cox (Billy); brothers, Allen (Judy), Doug (Kathy), Dean (Jackie), David and Joe Bindner (Linda); sisters, Lillian Kramer, Jean Drury (Adam), Mary Roggenkamp (Alvin), Marilyn Henry (John), Carolyn Nicolas (Jim), Linda Hare (Norman) and Theresa Bindner; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home on Highway 5 in Bryant. Stan May from Family Farm will be officiating. To sign John’s online guest book visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com
Mary Louise Himes, age 82, of Benton passed into the loving arms of her Savior on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Bryant. She was born August 5, 1937 in Prescott to Hernon John and Inez Waldean Hardy Biggers. Louise was a member and faithful attendee of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a beautician for over 30 years, owning and operating “The Hair Station.” Her passions in life included doing hair, yardwork and in her earlier years, camping on the lake with friends. She loved the Lord and could be described as the sweetest and most kind woman you would ever have the pleasure of knowing. Louise was a friend to many and was always energetic and encouraging to anyone she met. She will be missed but her memory will be cherished and her legacy will continue on through those who loved and cared for her. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Himes; and her brother, Jerrell Biggers. Louise is survived by her son, David Himes and his wife, Dana; two grandsons, Matt Himes and Mark Himes; and many other extended family members and friends. A funeral service will be Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home, 306 S. Main Street, Benton. A visitation and time of fellowship and remembrance will be Friday, September 6, 2019 at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Entombment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander.
Warren “Butch” Redden III, 69, of Benton passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock surrounded by family. He was born November 28, 1949 in Benton to the late Warren “Buck” and Marie Redden and was of the Methodist faith. He was also preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years, Helen Irene Redden, brother, Timothy Redden, and son-in-law, Tom Davies. Survivors include one son, Warren Redden IV (Tomye); three daughters, Cheryl Davies Bryant (Brian), Heather Treat (Chris), and Amanda Ashton (Vinny); one brother, Larry Redden (Jinkie) of Little Rock; three sisters, Janie Bono (Carroll) of Bauxite, Karen Glenn (David) and Sharon Henthorne, all of Benton; 12 grandchildren, Jay, Sam, Kate, and Mary Davies, Caden Treat, Jillian, Josie Mae, and Ava Ashton, Bailey, Jamie, Lacey, and Raynie Redden; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was employed at Smith Fiberglass for over 40 years and was an avid Razorback and Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. While small in stature he had a big personality and was known for his feisty spirit. He left a lasting impression on all who knew him and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019 in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) with Jim Gardner officiating.
Latreasa Ann Samples, 45, of Benton, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Little Rock. She was born May 12, 1974 in West Plains, Missouri to Paul David and Carolyn Sue Bowles Ryan. She was known for being very outgoing and a friend to all. Latreasa had a love for couponing and you could often find her spending time enjoying the outdoors and gardening. She will be remembered as a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, and friend who always put others above herself. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She will be missed by all, but her memory will be cherished and her legacy will continue on through those who loved and cared for her dearly. Latreasa was preceded in death by her stepfather, Lester Butler. She is survived by her parents, Paul Ryan and Carolyn Butler; husband, Jeff Samples; her sons, Jeffery Samples Jr., Dalton Samples, Geoffrey Mohl and his wife, Angel; her daughter, Kerztyn Samples and her partner, Andrew Johnson; stepdaughter, Samantha Efird and her husband, Logan; her grandchildren, Olivia Efird, Josiah Samples, and Kyrah Johnson; one brother, Paul David Ryan; her two sisters, Tracy Koch and her husband, Baron, and Melody Mathews. She also leaves behind her best friend and companion, her dog, Draven Samples. A Visitation, time of fellowship, and remembrance will be Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home, 6700 Alcoa Road, Benton.
Betty L. Chapman, 81, of Bryant passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019. She was born January 31, 1938 in Gillham, Arkansas to the late Roy and Iva Beckwith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Josh L. Chapman; brothers, Harold and Ronnie Beckwith; sister, Nona Garibay; granddaughter, Rachel Ann Chapman; sister-in-law, Betty Jo Beckwith; and brother-in-law, Abe Von Hatton. She was known for being an avid reader. You could often find her spending time reading a book, working crossword puzzles, or enjoying her favorite golden Oreos. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend who always put others above herself. Survivors include sons, Stephen L. Chapman, the Nomad, and Edward L. Chapman (Donna) of Arlington, Washington; daughters, Debbie Elder of Bryant and Denise Michelle Chapman of Fort Smith; brother, Kenneth Beckwith of Bryant; sister, Lamona Sue Von Hatton of Alverado, Texas; four granddaughters, Andrea Nelson, Jennifer Ballew, Katianne Lajoie, and Megan Chapman; four great-grandsons, Corbin, Sethjan, Brody, and Ryan Ballew; sisters-in-law, Helen Williams, Lillie Beckwith, and Janet Seaborne; and a host of other family members and friends. A gathering of remembrance will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the home of Debbie Elder in Bryant, Arkansas.
Jackie L Norsworthy, 74, Benton, AR went to his heavenly home on August 21, 2019 due to a lengthy battle with ALS. Jackie was born February 3, 1945 in Vivian, LA and was a longtime resident there before moving to Benton 7 years ago. He is survived by his wife Jacquelyn Norsworthy of 37 years; 3 children Michael Norsworthy (Kristy) Shreveport, LA, Tiffany Ruiz (Jesse) Jacksonville, FL, and Chris Rollins (Melissa) Benton along with 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, sister Shirley Shugarts and a brother Jim Norsworthy Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Maudie Norsworthy; sister Francis Shelton; sister Doris Kincaid; brother James W. Norsworthy; brother Eugene Norsworthy and son Jeff Norsworthy. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Smith-Benton Funeral Home 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to alsinwonderland.com or als-arkansas.org.
Charles Alvin Hass, of Bryant, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, August 23, 2019. He was born on November 25, 1946, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to the late Earl Hass and Margaret Jackson Hass. Charlie was a member of First Baptist Church of Bryant. Charlie always worked hard to earn his own money. His first jobs included a paperboy for the Arkansas Democrat, a soda clerk at the old Rexall Drug Store on Main Street in Benton and a clerk at Avant’s Grocery Store on Hwy. 35 in Benton. After graduating from Benton High School in 1965, he joined the Army National Guard, serving in the 212 Signal Battalion in Benton while also working as a route delivery driver for Capital Pride Meat Packing Company, a car salesman and in insurance sales. Charlie was active duty Army National Guard for 28 years as a recruiter and retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. He then worked as an outside salesman for Goodman Air Conditioning and Heating before retiring. Charlie was preceded in death by his son, Charles Darren Hass; parents; grandparents: Alvin P. and Mattie Smith Hass, and Charles C. and Ella Edwards Jackson; father- and mother-in-law, Ed and Ruth Robertson Coston; and father-in-law, James Francis. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Dianne Francis Hass, of Bryant; son, Matthew Hass, of Little Rock; daughters: Kimberlee Langley of Bryant and Kelly (Kevin) McGilton of Reydell; sisters: Diana Stockton Moore of Benton; Evalee (Roy) Carman of Haskell, Gail (Michael) White of Hensley; daughter-in-law, Alyson Hass of Benton; granddaughters: Jordan (Alex) Vinson, Allison Hass, Madison Langley and Macy Hass; grandsons: Cruz Oseguera and Bailey Allen; great-grandson, Titan Vinson. Many nieces and nephews, cousins and close long-time friends will also miss Charlie and feel the void his passing leaves in their lives in their earth-bound bodies. Charlie invites everyone to spend eternity with him in Heaven by the One and only Way: by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Visitation with the family is scheduled at Smith Family Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas from 12:00-1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 27 with funeral service, officiated by Bro. Phillip Miller, following at 1:00 PM. Private burial for Charlie will be at Mt. Ida Cemetery in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Smart, Don Reeves and Garry Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 291, DeWitt, Arkansas 72042. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Louis Raymond Bradshaw, 80, of Alexander, Arkansas went to be with his Lord August 28, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Louis was born January 31, 1939 in Alexander, Arkansas to the late Louis R. and Minnie Aurelia (Norman) Bradshaw. Louis proudly served in the United States Army. He retired from the State of Arkansas as a supply warehouse supervisor. Louis held God, family, friends and music close to his heart. Louis was a licensed minister and started mission works in San Jose, California and Paramount, California. He was honored to marry his children, grandchildren and many others. He had a huge heart, loving nature and never met a stranger. Many friends to the family affectionately called him “Dad”, “Uncle” or “Papaw” as he loved them as his own family. Louis loved to play the guitar and sing. He was a square dance caller for over twenty years. Louis also enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family camping and fishing. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. Preceding Louis in death are his parents; grandson, Michael Kellum; and brother, Doug Bradshaw. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of sixty-one years, Shirley Bradshaw of Alexander, Arkansas; children: Terry Kellum and husband Keith of Alexander, Ray Bradshaw and wife Shawna of Alexander, and Kenny Bradshaw and wife Angie of Gurdon, Arkansas; eight grandchildren: Krista Grafe and husband Bryan, Zachary Kellum and wife Ana, Kimberlie Jeffers and husband Joe, Kristopher Bradshaw and wife Jessica, Kevan Bradshaw and wife Olivia, Brandon Bradshaw and wife Ashley, Kody Bradshaw, and Peyton Bradshaw; twenty-one great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Bradshaw and wife Sylvia of Schiesheim, Germany; sister, Angie Stewart and husband Jerry of Hot Springs, Arkansas; and many family members and friends who love Louis and will miss him always. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 7, at First United Methodist Church in Bryant, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Craig Michael Macchi, 46, of Benton, Arkansas passed away August 30, 2019. He was born May 26, 1973. Craig worked as a journeyman electrician. He loved his children more than anything and always put his family first. He was an awesome uncle. Craig loved playing Pokemon-go, card games and dominoes. He challenged himself with all sorts of DIY projects and flying remote control helicopters. Craig was the best at making everyone laugh. Craig leaves behind to cherish his memory his children: Samantha Macchi, Kristen Macchi, Gabriel Macchi, and Ethan Macchi all of Benton, Arkansas; sister, Celia McCaslin of Benton, Arkansas; niece, Harley Sam; mother of his children, Jessica Macchi of Benton, Arkansas; and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends who love him and will miss him always. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM, Sunday, September 8, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
William “Keith” Harris, 62, of Alexander, Arkansas passed away August 31, 2019. He was born June 8, 1957 in Little Rock to Peggy (Wadlow) Harris and the late Roscoe Leon Harris. Keith loved the Lord and was a member of New Haven Baptist Church. He enjoyed shopping for treasures at flea markets and yard sales. Keith loved animals and flowers. Preceding Keith in death are his father, Roscoe Leon Harris; and sister-in-law, Paullette Harris. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Jane Harris of Alexander, Arkansas; mother, Peggy Harris of Alexander, Arkansas; brothers: Micheal Harris and wife Emma of Alexander, Arkansas, Kevin Harris and wife Diane of Alexander, Arkansas, and Kim Harris and wife Pam of Missouri; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who love Keith and will miss him always. Memorial service, officiated by Rev. John Bagby, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 5, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Arlene Joann Lee, 75, of Benton, Arkansas passed away September 2, 2019. She was born October 17, 1943 in San Pedro, California to the late William and Blanche (Fryer) Baxter. Arlene loved the Lord and was a member of Northside Church of Christ. Family was special to her and she enjoyed taking care of them and spending time with them. She was always looking for ways to please people and make others happy. She never sought out praise for what she did, but did all with a cheerful heart. Arlene was a great corresponder- she always kept in touch with friends she met during her travels with her husband by writing letters and sending cards. Arlene was a talented seamstress, and enjoyed knitting, needle work, and cross stitch. She and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV and were long time campground hosts in South Dakota. Arlene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Preceding Arlene in death are her son, James R. Lee; parents; and brother, Samuel Baxter. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of fifty-four years, George Lee of Benton, Arkansas; daughter, Mitzi Ann Wright and husband Richard of Globe, Arizona; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Blanche Lall and husband Lester of Washington; brother, Robert Baxter of Hesperia, California; and many more family members and friends who love Arlene and will miss her always. Services will be held by Beasley Wood Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Obituary from www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
James Ellis Beckwith, lovingly known as “Paw Paw”, 82, of Benton, Arkansas passed away September 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. James was born June 17, 1937 in Lonsdale, Arkansas to the late Ellis Gustavus and Matilda Elmamie (Tyler) Beckwith. James was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Matilda Beckwith; brothers, Gene and Charlie Beckwith. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life for 61 years, Joan; three loving children: Ron Beckwith, Mike Beckwith, Karen Long and their spouses, Elizabeth, Donna and Rickhis; and three brothers: Archie, Tommy and Richard Beckwith. He was blessed with five adoring grandchildren: Rikki Walker, Ron Beckwith Jr., Jesse Long, Jennifer Webb and Lauren Campbell. In addition, God also blessed him with six great-grandchildren: Zane Long, Luke Webb, Kennedy Campbell, Savannah Long, Maxwell Walker and Caroline Webb. James had 5 brothers. As a young man he decided to join the Navy and while stationed in Key West sent for Joan Hecke to come and be his bride. That happened on November 8, 1957. A year later, they welcomed Ron and from there, Mike and Karen. Each child was born in a different state. James served in the Navy for 20 years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in Chula Vista, California. He always came back each year to Arkansas to vacation, but after retirement from the Navy, he came to Arkansas once again and found employment at the local post office. He moved the family back to Arkansas and worked another 15 years there and retired. He was a member of the Falcon Club, the VFW and the NARFE. He loved the outdoors and would camp and fish throughout his life. In his later years he spent a lot of his time in his garden and on his golf cart. He was known for his deep baritone voice and he would frequently call out “Hello darling”. He will be remembered for many things, his great head of hair, his generous nature and the love he had for his family. Rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus dear Paw Paw, until we see you again. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 10 with funeral service, officiated by Bro. J.D. Courtney, following at 11:00 AM, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Committal service to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Christine Gaston February 9, 1933 – August 5, 2019 Jessieville, Arkansas. Visitation will be held 12:00 p.m-1:00 pm, Thursday at Caruth-Village Funeral Home Chapel with service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Burial to follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Jessieville, AR.
Daniel P. Dozier was born on August 6, 1954 and passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Daniel was a resident of Jessieville, Arkansas at the time of passing. Burial to follow at Mountain Valley Cemetery.
Glen Burl Ellis, 75, of Bryant, AR passed away on August 26, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Patsy Ann Ellis. Glen, along with his twin sister Gloria, was born on November 23, 1943 in Baton Rouge, LA to W.S. “Doc” Ellis and Katherine Letha Swan Ellis. He grew up in El Dorado, AR. Glen began his 33-year printing industry career on the night of Christmas Eve, 1964 in El Dorado, AR, and later moved to Little Rock, AR in 1967 and then to Bryant, AR a few years later. He continued in the printing industry until early 1997. Glen served in the U.S. Army Reserves beginning in June, 1963 until his discharge as a Staff Sergeant in June, 1970. He was a member of the Freemasons fraternal organization and was a member and Past Master (1988) of Congo Masonic Lodge #743 F&M located in Benton, AR. Glen was a family man devoted to his family with many hobbies and interests that he enjoyed throughout his life with his kids and friends. He was a passionate gardener well known for his tomatoes and jalapenos that he grew for decades. His outdoor activities included hunting, fishing and relic hunting in various parts of Arkansas. In addition to his outdoor hobbies, he was an avid history buff, particularly of the Civil War and World War II time periods. Glen was preceded in death by his parents W.S. Ellis and Katherine Ellis. In addition to his wife Patsy Ann Ellis, he is survived by his son Charles Glen Ellis (Diana) and grandson Grant and granddaughter Vivian of Providence Village, TX; his daughter Katherine Irene Leslie (Darin) and grandson Griffin of Benton, AR; and his daughter Patricia Glenda Stewart (Samuel) of Farmington, AR. He is also survived by his twin sister Gloria Ellis Lewis of Dallas, TX. Pinecrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park
David Case, 70, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 19, 1948 to Bulah Johnson Case and Robert Case. David was married to Cindy Chaney Case on August 5, 1977. David retired from the US Postal Service where he was a maintenance mechanic. David loved fishing, hunting, scuba diving and going to our lake home on Greers Ferry Lake. But most of all, he loved his family and took care of everyone. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years; Cindy Case, daughters Cheryl Bradshaw (Mark) and Natalie Peyton (Gabe), three grandchildren RJ, Lexi, and Taylor, his mother Bulah Case, his brother Dan Case (Margaret), sisters-in-law Diane Chaney (Janet), Nancy Chiaro, and brother-in-law Ernie Chaney and a host of relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Robert Case and father-in-law Ernest W. Chaney, Jr. Pinecrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park