JUANITA FERN TAYLOR COBURN, age 72, of Lonsdale, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was born September 17, 1946 in Columbus, Georgia. Juanita was preceded in death by a daughter, Carla Michelle Coburn; granddaughter, Samantha Danielle Collier; parents, Edmond C. Taylor, Sr. & Vera Ann Wilson Taylor and two brothers, Edmond C. Taylor, Jr. and James David Taylor all of Lonsdale. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sammye and Danny Collier of Lonsdale; granddaughter, Haley A. Collier of Lonsdale; grandson and wife, Cody and Elizabeth Collier of Hot Springs; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Paul Fournier of Haskell; two step-granddaughters, Shara and Samantha Fournier of Haskell; step-grandson, Channing Fournier of Haskell; sister-in-law, Debbie Taylor of Benton; brothers, Phillip Taylor and Raymond Taylor of Lonsdale; four great-step-grandsons; two great-step-granddaughters of Haskell and many nieces, nephews and friends. Juanita graduated high school from Fountain Lake in 1964. She later worked in the banking business for many years, going on to work for the Benton Chamber of Commerce. This would be a job that provided many years of enjoyment. She often worked an extra job to support herself and Sammye. When Sammye and Danny found out their daughter Samantha had Leukemia, Juanita was there on a daily basis doing whatever needed done for Sammye. She helped with the housework, run errands, took Cody wherever needed, more than anything she helped them try to maintain a normal life for him. The two of them were thick as thieves but she loved all her grandkids fiercely. Visitation will be 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 12 at Ashby Funeral Home with memorial services beginning at 3:00 p.m.
JAMES LESLIE RAGAN, 65, of Bryant, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8. He was a member of Freedom Worship Center. He was a truck driver most of his life and had a love for cars. That’s where he earned his nickname — “Hot Rod.” He drove cross-country for years and worked for Gene Jones Wrecker Service, Holland Trucking Co. and Ronald Surrett Contracting. After a long battle with health issues, he went home to be with the Lord. He is preceded in death by his wife, Youlandia Kay Ragan; his mother, Jo Ragan; a sister, Mary Lou Johnson; and his stepmother, Betty Ragan. He is survived by three children, Lonnie Humphries (LaDonna), of North Little Rock, Charlotte Jones (Billy), of Bauxite, and Clifton Humphries (Angela) of Hopeville; his father, Bill Ragan; a sister, Bert Benedetti; and a brother, Charlie Ragan, all of Benton; 11 grandchildren, K.C. McClain (Cami), of Benton, Jessica Garrett (Brett), Christina Humphries, Trace Humphries, Lainey Pennington, Caleb Pennington and Kylin Humphries, all of Camden, Tommy Jones, of Bauxite, and Dalton Jones, Clayton Jones and Dylan Jones, all of Texas; seven great-grandchildren, Paisli McClain, Aubree Garrett, Olivia Garrett, Layken Toler, Easton Toler, Cheyenne Jones and Hayden Jones. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Old Hickory Cemetery in Hattieville.
ONA L. ROCKWELL, age 96, of Traskwood, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was born September 18, 1922 in Quitman, Arkansas. Ona was retired from Saline Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Donaldson Missionary Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star Congo Lodge. Ona was preceded in death by her parents, Benton and Adma Atterberry; husband, James Bert Rockwell, Jr.; daughter, Mary Lynn Lee; three brothers, Victor, Edward and Eule Atterberry; two sisters, Ruth Moore and Vona Wood, and granddaughter, Rachel Murie She is survived by a son, Richard Rockwell of Damascus; three daughters, Joan Sample of Hot Springs, Susan Wiggington of England and Phyllis Williams of Malvern; sister, Ruby Beene; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren and nineteen great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 12 at Ashby Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rose Bud at 1:30 p.m. On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
JAMES H. (JIMBO) MOORE, Jr. 68 of Bryant, passed away from cancer on December 8, 2018. He was born on May 24, 1950 to Jimmy and Jo Moore. Jimbo graduated from McClellan High School class of 1968. He retired from (AP&L) Entergy underground department in 2005, after 32 years of service. Jimbo was a master at growing a garden, which friends and neighbors benefitted from. He enjoyed hunting most everything, especially squirrels with his dogs. Jimbo was an avid fisherman his entire life and was really looking forward to his annual fall trip to Lake DeGray, but was unable to make it this year. If your conversation with him lasted very long, you got to hear how proud he was of his grandson playing baseball and football, also his granddaughter playing softball, volleyball and her dance recitals. Jimbo is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Bruce Moore and infant granddaughter, Erin. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve (Coincidentally their 46 th wedding anniversary was December 8th), daughter, the pride and joy of his life, Ragan Kyzer, grandson, Preston Kyzer and granddaughter, Ashton Kyzer. The family had a private service and at Jimbo’s insistence, there was not a public viewing. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
EDWARD J. WATKINS, 96 of Benton, passed away on December 9, 2018. He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. to the late Edward and Lillie Howard Watkins on June 29, 1922. Edward was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during WWII. He was awarded five Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Metal and WWII Victory Metals. Edward was a world traveler and enjoyed traveling both in the United States and abroad. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Andrew, Jim, Fred and Melvin Watkins, sisters, Margaret Howard and Thelma Alexander. Edward is survived by his brother, Billy Joe Watkins of Sandy Springs, Georgia, sister, Ruth Lansford of High Point, North Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews. A special life long companion, Michael J. Miller of Benton. Cremation services were through Ashby Funeral Home of Benton. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
MAXINE LENA TOOKER, age 88, of Bryant passed away Wednesday December 12, 2018. She was born November 4, 1930 in Alfred Station, New York. Maxine was retired from the Broadway Dept. Store in Long Beach, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Beulah Burdick Wilkinson. Survivors, husband, Gerald E. Tooker, daughters, Rosemary Margaret Talbert, and Lorna Jean Timm, brother, Roy Wilkinson, sister, Edith Daniels, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cremation services are by Ashby Funeral Home in Benton, Arkansas
LINDON WAYNE HINSON, age 77, of Benton, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was born July 5, 1941 in Paron, Arkansas. Lindon was a retired factory worker at Jacuzzi and a member of Old Union Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Flossie Ella Hinson; two brothers, Roy Hershel Hinson and Henderson Hinson; two sisters, Helen Roller and Betty Casey and a daughter-in-law, Jayme Hinson. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha J. Hinson; two sons, Alex W. Hinson and Heath E. Hinson; sister, Ella Mae Blackmon (Gib); two grandchildren, Lauren Ritchie (Jonathan) and Weston Hinson and one great-granddaughter, Linlee Ritchie. Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15 at Ashby Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Paron.
JANET MARIE PRINCE, 68 of Hensley, passed away on December 11, 2018. She was born on September 12, 1950 in Oklahoma. Janet is survived by her husband, Joseph Prince, daughters, Mae and husband, Roger Pritchard, Jr. of Benton, April Dawn and husband, Jeff of Oklahoma; sons, Roland Pentz and William Pentz, both of Oregon, , five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
GUSSIE RAMICK BROWN, 100, of Benton, Arkansas died December 14, 2018. She was born on January 24, 1918 to the late Ocie J. and Eula Goodman Ramick at Grapevine, Arkansas in Grant County. Gussie graduated from Grapevine High School and attended college at Monticello A and M, State Teachers in Conway and received her Bachelor’s Degree from what was then Little Rock University. She taught school at Woodlawn in Cleveland County, Grapevine in Grant County and her last 29 years at Westside Elementary in Benton, where she retired in 1978. Gussie was a member of local State and National Education Associations and Holland Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Harry Brown, three brothers, Nathan, O.J. Ramick and infant Sherman, two sisters, Lorella Morris and Bonnie McBryde, three brothers in law, Rommie Taylor, Hollis McBryde and Wilbert Morris, two great granddaughters. Gussie is survived by her daughter, Harriet Bloom, three grandsons, Rickey Bloom, Jeffrey (Donna) Bloom and Albert (Venetta) Bloom; two sisters, Lottie Taylor and Patsy (Jessy) Worthen, sister in law, Lorene Ramick; five great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Chapel services at Ashby Funeral Home will be 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18th with Bro. Carl Richey and Nick Callaway officiating. Burial will follow at Grapevine Cemetery in Grant County. Visitation will be at Ashbys, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday. Family comments: Gussie enjoyed gardening and traveling, but most of all, she loved her family and was happiest when doing things with or for them. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
HOPE ELKINS, age 54, of Benton, passed away at 11:37 am Monday, December 17, 2018. She was born October 30, 1964 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was one of the kindest souls you had ever met. She has had numerous occasions to where she should have been taken from us but this Earth got 54 wonderful years with her and it will not be the same without her. She had this light within her that no matter what happened she still lit up the room. She will be greatly missed and thought about daily. We love you Hope! She was preceded in death by her father, William Reeves. Hope is survived by her mother, Betty Sturdivant; brother, Tommy Elkins and sister, Kimberly Moldan. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 23 at Betty Sturdivant’s Home. Diana Joan Wake, age 58, of Bryant, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018. She was born February 19, 1960 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Diana was a CNA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Annie Wake; brother, Everett Wake and two sisters, Mary Wake and Wanda Joslin. She is survived by her son, Joel Dean Brooks; daughter, Katie Elizabeth Ringo Miller; brother, David Wake; sister, Linda Kyle; three grandchildren, Jonathan Ringo, Alexis Ringo and Zarren Miller and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 21 at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Social Hill Cemetery.
BILLY RAY SHERIDAN, 88 years old, from Bryant, Ark. went to be with the Lord on Dec. 20, 2018. He was born in Smackover, Ark. to William Marion and Lillian Ardell (Johnson) which are predeceased. His wife of 48 years, Barbara Jeanne (MacKenzie) passed in 1998. Billy retired from the VA at Ft. Roots. He was a member of The Pipefitters Local 597 in Chicago, Ill. He was a Methodist. He was predeceased by two of his children, Terrie Lynn (Sheridan) Overton and Michael Wade Sheridan and a granddaughter, Holly Lynn Overton. He leaves behind a daughter, Norie Jean Anderson (Gary) of Little Rock and a son, William Daniel Sheridan of Des Plains, Ill., seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and one due in February. He also leaves behind a very important person and friend to us all, Emily Voss. Our most sincere appreciation to the LR and NLR VA for taking such good care of him and his needs the last year and a half as well as Kindred Home Health Care. He was a jokester most of the time until illness of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s set in. He always said he wanted a funeral like they have in New Orleans and a reception afterward at Burger King which was one of his favorite places to go. Please come help us celebrate his life at Ashby’s Funeral Home in Benton, Ark. on Wednesday, Dec. 26. The family visitation will be from 12-1, the service from 1-2 at the Chapel and laying his body to rest at Mars Hill Cemetery in Bauxite, Ark. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.
ROBERT “BOB” EDWARD MCKIM, 85 of Benton, passed away on December 20, 2018. He was born on March 21, 1933 in Johnstown, New York, son of Robert James and Iva Ediburn McKim. Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy and lifetime member of the VFW. He graduated from North High School in Youngstown, Ohio. Bob retired from Commercial Intertech (Parker Hannifen) of Benton. He transferred here from Youngstown, Ohio in 1986 and retired with a total of 39 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Lois Gould McKim, brothers, John and James Hynd. Bob is survived by his wife, Rosina Knotts McKim, son, Robert J. McKim (Cathy) and daughters, Debra L. Baker (Brad) and Shirley A. Puhalla,(Mike), step daughters, Deborah Turner and Doreen Lupo; sisters, Catherine Lee and Charlotte Vuchak and nine grandchildren. Private graveside Memorial services will be held at a later date. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
DANNY BRIAN COCHRAN, age 44, of Benton, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018. He was born April 4, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Danny Brian was an electrician for Eagle Electric and an avid Razorback fan. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jeff (Stumpy) & Virginia Holt, O.R. & Faye Cochran and Marie Wright. He is survived by his wife, Candice Cochran; daughter, Shelby Pugh (David); son, Cainan Cochran; step-son, Bradyn Hendrix; step-daughter, Parker Hendrix; father, Danny T. Cochran (Cara); mother, Betty Jo Cochran; sister, Jennifer Gabbard (Steve); two brothers, Scott Cochran and Josh Clinton (Abby) and four nephews, Jase, Nicholas, Gage and Declan. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 28 at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Sharon Cemetery. Bro. Kyle Lewallen will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Counseling Clinic Inc. @ 110 S. Pearson St. in Benton, Ar 72015.
ELLIS GERALD BARROW, age 79, of Little Rock, gained his angel wings on Friday, December 21, 2018. He was born April 16, 1939 in Childress, Arkansas. Gerald was a 1956 graduate of Bryant High School and retired from Stone Container as a shipping supervisor. He was of the Baptist faith and accepted our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Eula Barrow; brother, Charlie Barrow; sister, Linda Kay and his wife, soulmate & love of his life, Ella Mae Barrow; two infant granddaughters, Kennedy Mae and Presley Blair and his devoted companion of 17 years, his beloved Kelly Girl. He is survived by three loving children, Debbie Barrow of Bryant, Donnie Barrow of Little Rock and DeAnna Chapman (David) of Bryant; five grandchildren, Madison Barrow, Cole Chapman, Spencer Barrow, Kelsey Chapman and Courtney Hieronymus (Dan); two great-grandchildren, Brody and Abigail Hieronymus; his loving brothers & sisters, nieces & nephews and a host of devoted friends. Gerald was an avid sports fans, lover of music & lake life and enjoyed many years of fishing and spending time at the lake with his family & friends. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 26 at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Fairplay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to his favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital @ 501 St Jude Place in Memphis, TN 38105.
AARON ANDREW ALLRED, infant, of Glen Rose, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018. He was born February 14, 2018. He is survived by father, Brandan Allred; mother, Ashley Spradling; two sisters, Arhianna and Scarlet Spradling; aunt and uncles, Chelsea & Josiah Hancock, Joshua Hancock and Stephan Spradling; grandparents, Heather & Brian Young, Leon Spradling and Brandy & Kenny Willis and numerous family & loved ones. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2018 at Fairplay Cemetery.
LOIS MAUREEN HAMBRICK, age 96, of Glen Rose, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018. She was born August 28, 1922 in Glen Rose, Arkansas. Lois retired from American Metal Windows Company in Malvern and was a member of Glen Rose Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Jim and Bertha Tanner; husband, Pete Hambrick; son, Glynn Hambrick; daughter, Delores Hambrick and two brothers, John Herman Tanner and Olin Tanner. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Bledsoe (Warren) of Glen Rose; two grandchildren, Andrea Youngblood and Beth Johnson; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 27 at Ashby Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairplay Cemetery. On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
WILLIE HICKS, 79 of Alexander, passed away on December 25, 2018. He was born on July 18, 1939 in Newport, Arkansas to the late Jessie and Mary Story Hicks. Survivors, wife, Ruby Hicks, sons, Jeromy and Brandon Hicks, step son, Roy Norman, step daughters, Virginia House, Lillie Slither, Sheila Lewis; numerous nieces and nephews, brother, John Hicks, four grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
John Allen Green, 90 of Benton, passed away on December 27, 2018. He was born to the late Charles D. and Jennie Holloway Green on September 1, 1928 in Wink, Texas. John was of the Baptist faith and served in the Navel Reserves. He retired from Alcoa after 33 years of service in 1985. John and Minnie sewed into their children the value and importance of family. He had a long list of unique sayings the family used to encourage him in his last days. John liked telling jokes but wasn’t very good at it. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Minnie Lea Oglesby Green, brothers, Henry, C.D. Jr., Shirley, Dale and Ronald Green; sister, Charlene Pack. He is survived by his sons, Richard Allen (Melissa) Green of Benton, John Allen “Jacky” Green, Jr. of Benton and daughter, Jonna Lea (Carl H.) West of Benton, brothers, Paul and Randy Green, sister, Charlotte Pack, grandchildren, Carl Aubrey West, John Mitchell West and John Daniel Green; great granddaughter, Caitlyn Aubrey West, 2nd wife, Nannie Lee McClendon. Chapel services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31st with burial to follow at Lee Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be Sunday, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Ashbys. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com. Funeral Service Monday, December 31, 2018 11:00 AM Ashby Funeral Home 108 W. Narroway Benton, Arkansas 72015
JAMES “JIMMY PAUL” PEELER, 70 years old, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2018 at his home in Benton, Arkansas. He was born at home on December 2, 1948 in Benton, Arkansas to his parents, James “Buck” Peeler and Mary Nell Thomas Peeler. James served in the United States Navy and retired from Alcoa after 41 years. He was a dedicated member and Elder of Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla. James was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Nell Thomas Peeler. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elsa Marshall Peeler of Benton, children, Chace (Jessica) Peeler of Benton, Ryan ( Shannon) Peeler of Pennsylvania, Sarah (Michael) Mitchell of Benton, Scott (Melissa) Peeler of Benton, father, James “Buck” Peeler of Benton and sister, Cathy (Rick) Ricketts of Benton. He was a loving Poppy to his grandchildren, Jessalyn, Emma, Wyatt, Sara Katherine, Elise, Anna Claire, Reid, Libby, Grant, Blair Anderson and one great grandchild, Ellie. Church services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd with Rev. Michael Schleider officiating at Zion Lutheran Church in Avilla. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church on Tuesday, January 1, 2018. Strong, intelligent men usually aren’t known for their grace, compassion, wisdom and patience, but he was blessed with an abundant amount of each. We will deeply miss him, but we rejoice in knowing he is in the presence of our Heavenly Father. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com Funeral Service Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:00 AM Zion Lutheran Church 300 Avilla E Alexander, Ar 72002
LINDA LUCILLE SMITH, 75, of Hot Springs Village, died December 9, 2018. Born in Little Rock, in 1943, she was the daughter of Harry McDonald Crowe and Lucille N. Cockmon. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Harry McDonald Crowe, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Robert (Bob) Whaley Smith, and their combined family which includes children, Traci Henley, Mark McCastlain, Bobba Rhine, Valerie Smith, Angela Yarbrough, Paul Smith, Andrew Smith and thirteen grandchildren. In younger years, Linda enjoyed tennis with the Russellville Women’s Tennis Club. When Bob retired from Virco in 1998, they moved from Conway to The Village where she joined the Tennis Club again and played as long as her health would allow. She took up golf and enjoyed the Lady Duffers until necessary dialysis treatments replaced her more enjoyable activities. Her lifelong passion for fishing made The Village a perfect place to live. And her many friendships included the Reddie Girls from Henderson State University and friends at Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines, including Circle Group #2. If Linda was not on the fishing dock with her adored Sunny, she could tell you about the latest accomplishment, dance, or sporting event of grandchildren Brian, J, Ezekiel, Torianna, Matthew, Ben, Andrew, Emma, Abby, Morgan, Kaden, Seth or Drew. There was a special place in her heart for those who served our country. Please think of her when you donate to your favorite Veteran charity. Services will be held on Friday, 12/14/18, at noon, at Hot Springs Village Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines Church. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Little Rock, Arkansas. Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home of Hot Springs Village, AR
- JOHN K. HAMILTON, 81, passed away December 16, 2018 in Hot Springs, AR. Services will be private. Memorials can be made to Coronada Baptist Church, 91 Coronado Dr, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909. Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home. For online condolences please visit www.cedarvalefuneralhome.com
DANNY L. GRUBEN, 79, passed away December 26, 2018 at National Park Hospital, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Danny was born in Pocahontas, AR, on May 15, 1939, to Bill Ed Robins and Lucille Jenkins. He is preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Patricia Hunter, and Victoria Stewart. Danny is survived by his wife Sylvia of 46 years; children Tracy Kinney and Shelly Pond (Noel); brothers, John and Robert Gruben; sisters, Carol Mifflin, and Debbie Hunley; grandchildren Sarah Netherton (Brad), Brittany Morlan, and Tierney Morlan; and great grandchildren, Samuel Kinney, Kahlia Vaughn, Joshua Netherton, Mikaela Netherton, and Daniel Netherton. Danny loved riding motorcycles. He helped form and was a charter member of Chapter E Arkansas GWRRA. He enjoyed golfing; was a member of the Mountain Valley Sportsman Club; and a member of the NRA. He loved to travel and was a Patriot Guard Rider. Danny was a member of the Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines Church. He was an honor guard and member of HSV VFW 10483, and American Legion Post 123. He was also an organ donor and a lifetime SPAM Rancher. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 7, 2018, 1:00 P.M. at Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines with Pastor Bill Bailey officiating. A military interment will be held January 8, 2018, 1:00 P.M. at the VA cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines Church or Garland County Humane society. Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home of Hot Springs Village, AR.
JON TAYLOR July 7, 1949 – December 12, 2018, Dial & Dudley, Funeral Home Michael Joseph Crouch, 65, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away on December 11, 2018. He was born to Verdale and Velva Crouch on October 16, 1953. No service times were arranged. Dial & Dudley, Funeral Home
DELORES RUTH CLAWITTER, 91, of Benton, Arkansas passed away to her eternal life on December 15, 2018. She was born on September 30, 1927 in Ulm, Arkansas. She leaves behind six nieces and three nephews: Frances, Patricia, Roxanne, Carla of Central Arkansas; Kenneth of Virginia; Ellen, Janet and Roger of St. Louis; Steve of Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander T and Rosa Emila Clawitter; two brothers, Alexander and Calvin; one sister, Rose. She is a third generation great aunt. Simple life pleasures for her were her dogs, humming birds, and flowers. Memorials may be made to the humane society of your choice. Graveside service will be held at Roselawn Cemetery on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Dial & Dudley, Funeral Home
KAREN LYNETTE LOTT, 61, of Benton, Arkansas passed away on December 16, 2018. She was born to Harold and Katherine Sykes on October 15, 1957 in Benton, Arkansas. She was a proud member of Oak Grove Assembly of God in Malvern. She loved her kids and grandchildren. She enjoyed collecting Mickey Mouse and Indian memorabilia. She loved to travel and see the country with her husband as OTR Truck Drivers. She loved going on vacations, especially skiing. She was well known for keeping her home immaculately clean at all times. She loved and took care of her family even though she was limited due to her health. She had a heart of gold. She was preceded in death by her parents, step mother, Clara Sykes, and daughter, Frances Diane Lott Wilburn. She is survived by her loving husband, Edward “Junior” Lott; four children, Rusty Hunt, Eddie Lott, James Lott from Benton, and Rhenda Sobba (Jerry) from Cabot; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Boyd Sykes from Benton and Arlin Sykes from Malvern; three sisters, Elaine Femandez and Charlotte Marvel (Danny) from Benton, and Kathy Crouch (Jim) from Sheridan; along with a host of friends and family who love and miss her dearly. Pallbearers are Eddie Lott, Austin Lott, Jerry Sobba, Jason Wilkerson, David Ables, Jr., James David Ables, and Jimmy Ables. Celebration of life will be at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home on Thursday, December, 20, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with an hour prior visitation. Procession will be going to New Rosemont Cemetery.
CHARLES MARVIN BICKERSTAFF, 75, from Hensley, Arkansas passed away on December 18, 2018. He was born to Theodore and Thelma Bickerstaff on September 29, 1943 in Hughes, Arkansas. He was a very loving and devoted husband, father, and pawpaw. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He loved classical music. He grew up as a farm boy in Hughes, Arkansas, and later joined the U.S. Army. He worked as a service tech for 3M and Sears. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Richard, Willie, and Paul Bickerstaff; and sister, Grace Herndon. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patsy Bickerstaff; sons, Craig Bickerstaff (Liana) and Brandon Bickerstaff (Melissa); grandson, Ramsey Bickerstaff; and a host of family and friends who love and miss him dearly. A celebration of Charles’ life will be on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with the visitation one hour prior at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home. The interment will be held at Pinecrest Memorial Park following the service.
DAPHENE JOYCE MULLINS, 82, of Alexander, Arkansas passed away on December 19, 2018. She was born to Horace and Maudie Strange on October 8, 1936 in Fordyce, Arkansas. She was a member at the First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant. She loved her church and to sing and dance. She loved to spend time with her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Sonny Strange; two sisters, Joan Watson and Bonnie Knott. She is survived by her loving husband, Andy Mullins; five children; six grandchildren; along with a host of many family and friends who love and miss her dearly. A celebration of Daphene’s life will be on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with the visitation one hour prior at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.
DANIEL JEROME RAY, 68, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away on December 20, 2018. He was born to Nathan and Emma Louise Ray on March 8, 1950 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He moved to Arkansas as a teenager, and he was a long time resident of Bryant. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and most delightfully, a grandfather. He graduated from high school in Little Rock, and then received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He continued his education at the State College of Arkansas. He worked diligently in the insurance field until his retirement in 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, two sisters, and his son, Christopher Daniel Ray. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Kathryn Ray; daughter, Dr. Natalie Ray Bishop and her husband, Dr. Michael Bishop of Germantown, TN, and their children, Emerson and Owen Bishop; who were his greatest joy and the light of his life. He is also survived by two sisters, Joyce Brantley of Conway and Zena Prestridge of West Monroe, LA. Our time on this earth with Daniel was far too short and our lives are forever changed without him here, yet we take comfort knowing he is again with his beloved son in Heaven. In keeping with Daniel’s wishes, the family will have a private service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or to an environmental protection fund. Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.
ROBERT LLOYD THOMAS, 87, of Benton, Arkansas passed away on December 26, 2018. He was born to William and Gladys Thomas on July 29, 1931. He loved hunting and being in the outdoors. He enjoyed digging for fossils. He loved spending time with his family. He proudly served in the military at the 38th parallel in Korea. He was a long life member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene. He was preceded in death by his parents, nine siblings, and one great grandchild that was born into the arms of Jesus. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Guyva Thomas; son, Robert “Rob” Thomas (Carla) of Alexander and Scott Thomas (Brenda) of Paron; daughter, Vicki Sharp of Benton and Tami Friemel (David) of Salem; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; along with a host of family and friends who love and miss him dearly. Pallbearers will be Kane Robinson, Kaleb Wise, Kyle Wise, Jacob Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Jake Dane, Perry Wyse, and Ryan Abels. The visitation will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 2-4 P.M. at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home. The celebration of life will be held on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Calvary Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Rodney Shanner and Rev. Harley Patterson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Calvary Building Fund.
PAMELA DARLENE CRAWFORD, 62, of Mabelvale, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. She was born to Wiley and Jacquelene Meadows on Monday, November 26, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee. She loved to travel and enjoyed cooking. She loved her dogs and spending time with her husband. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Roger Meadows, and sister, Barbara Crays. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Ronald Crawford; brother, Bobby Meadows from Shirley, Arkansas; three sisters, Shirley Davis from Nashville, Tennessee, Linda Johnson from Little Rock, and Sandra Roberts from Little Rock; along with a host of many family and friends who love and miss her dearly. The celebration of life will be held on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.
JAMES E. HESTER, age 93, of Benton, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018. He was born February 16, 1925 to Embie Benton and Lucile Holwell Hester. He was a long-time member of First Baptist of Benton and was retired from Weyerhaeuser. He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gary Hester. James is survived by his wife, Kyle C. Hester, of Benton; and his son, James M. Hester. A funeral service will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home 306 S. Main Street (501)315-4047 with Pastor Rick Grant officiating. A time of visitation will begin an hour prior to service time at 9:00 a.m. Private burial to follow in Crestview Cemetery in Hot Springs.
VIOLET MARIE MITCHELL, 87, of Benton, this beautiful woman of God, went to be with Jesus; her two sisters, Ruby Johnson and Dora Pierce; and her seven brothers, Woodrow Gammel, Dorvin, Miller, Doyle, Carl, Lyon and Vaughn Childress. Also preceding her in death were Olen Johnson, Ray McArthur, Cecil Mitchell; her granddaughter, Tracy Fullington; and great-grandsons, Joshua Dean Fullington and Delco McArthur. She leaves one sister, Irene Welch, to be here with all of us, her children, Clotis Johnson (Barbara), Tommy Johnson (Sandy), Janice Johnson (Gary), Audra Deaton (James), Kay Snodgrass (Frank), Rita Ashley (David), Betty Hensley (Bud) and Leroy McArthur (Debbie); twenty grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Momma, Granny, GG will be missed more than can be expressed. We are all very happy that she is no longer in her earthly body, but is now receiving her new body and the stars on her crown for being steadfast in her faith in the Lord Jesus, and for obeying the word of God as a beautiful Christian. Also for loving her church family and many others who won’t be named, but, never forgotten. Funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M., Friday, December 21, 2018 in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Titsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Bauxite. Serving as pallbearers are Micky Johnson, Jeff Johnson, David Snodgrass, Doyle David Ashley, Jake Carper, and Andrew Walker. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (501) 315-4047.
ADAM LEE CHILDRESS, 32, of Benton, Arkansas passed away December 9, 2018. He was born December 25, 1985 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Patsy Woods and the late Roy Lee Childress. Adam loved music and was a huge Tu Pac fan. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and playing Play Station. Adam leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Patsy Woods of Benton; and siblings: Crystal Johnson and husband Danny of Benton and James Freeman and wife Mandy of Cabot, Arkansas; as well as many family members and friends who love Adam and will miss him always. Reception visitation will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 14, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas. Celebration of Life service will follow at 3:00 PM. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com. Andrea Agnes Muhammad, 71, of Benton, Arkansas passed away December 9, 2018. She was born October 9, 1947 in Bakersfield, California to the late Benedict and Inez (Collom) Struempf. Andrea was a member of Family Church in Bryant. She loved to read, refinish antique furniture, and most importantly-spend time with her family. Preceding Andrea in death are her parents; and sister, Ann Marie Kelly. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of seventeen years, Rasoul Muhammad of Benton; children: Krista Hattabaugh of Benton; Ryan Newcomb and wife Melissa of Benton; Marissa George and husband Paul of Benton; Jeremy Newcomb and wife Renee of Hot Springs, Arkansas; and Lawanda Kennedy of Benton; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; son-in-law, David Hattabaugh of Benton; and a host of family and friends who love Andrea and will miss her always. Family will hold private memorial service. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com. Charles Lewis McCarthy, Jr., 82, of Mabelvale, Arkansas passed away December 14, 2018. He was born July 6, 1936 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Charles had a passion for life and lived it to it’s fullest. He travelled extensively, spending a lot of time in Europe and all over the United States. Charles was a “foodie” and enjoyed trying cuisine of all types. He was a story-teller and would keep his audience enthralled by his colorful stories. Spending time with his family was the highlight of Charles’ day, including attending Keith Urban’s concert just last month. Preceding Charles in death are his parents; Charles Lewis and Margaret (Brouse) McCarthy, Sr.; brother, John Dicky McCarthy; and his aunt and uncle who lovingly raised him as their own, Will and Fay McCarthy. He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, LuAnn Penland and husband John of Mabelvale, Arkansas; niece, Debra Sain and husband Darrell of Mabelvale; two nephews: Steve Penland and wife Terri of Alexander, Arkansas and Richard Penland of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; great-nephew, Casey McCarthy and wife Lindsay of Bryant, Arkansas and their daughters Riley and Willow McCarthy; and a host of family and friends who love Charles and will miss him always. Graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM, Tuesday, December 18, at Old Rosemont Cemetery, 1010 Military Road, Benton, Arkansas. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
MARLENE SMIGEL, 80, beloved wife of Carl J. Smigel, loving mother of Richard and Carl L. and grandmother to Thomas and David. Born to the late Victor and Mertice Anklam on August 20, 1938 she is also survived by brother Larry. Marlene was very active in all things creative. She enjoyed ceramics, line dancing, quilting, stamping, card making, and scrapbooking. Upon arrival to Hot Springs from Hudson, WI Marlene enjoyed boating and entertaining friends. She founded the first Ladies Red Hat Society in the Village. She was the Queen for nearly 17 years and never missed a monthly outing and luncheon. Marlene will be missed by her family and many friends as well as her over 200 Teddy Bears and over 1,000 miniature ceramic Teddy’s whom she loving collected over the years. A service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church after the New Year. Details will be included when arrangements are finalized. www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
ELBERT FLOYD “E.F.” BLACK, JR., 74, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with the Lord December 19, 2018. He was born October 12, 1944 in Bauxite, Arkansas to the late Elbert Floyd Sr. and Alice (Steele) Black. E.F. was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. He was the Division Manager at Donovan Fresh Water Marine Sales. E.F. received a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In 1977, he became a fellow in the American Academy of Hospital Administrators- being one of eighteen selected from over four hundred applicants. E.F. served as the administrator of Saline Memorial Hospital for ten years. He was a hard worker, yet always found time to spend with his family and was involved in all of his grandchildren’s’ activities. E.F. was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-three years, Linda Butler Black; and his parents. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Robert Black of Benton, Arkansas; daughter, Tricia Houpt of Benton, Arkansas; grandchildren: Matthew Black, Logan Black, Haley Mansfield and husband Chandler, Hunter Wray, and Harper Wray; great-grandchild, Lacey Mansfield; brother, Steve Black and wife Frances of Little Rock, Arkansas; and a host of family and friends who love E.F. and will miss him always. Funeral service, officiated by Dr. Randy Hawkins, will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 22, at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 23908 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. Visitation held from 10:00-10:30 AM, prior to service. Per E.F.’s request, please wear casual attire. Burial following service at Bauxite Cemetery with family members-Matthew, Logan, Kyle, Garrett, Chandler, and Hunter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Greg Daniel, Rob Gilliam, Tony Brown, Richard Shannon, Dr. Joe Martindale, Rick Willis, Tommy Tarver, Lloyd Brown, Jason Silvy, Leon Cornett, Sid Gipson, Kenneth Steele, Dr. Ron Rosnermanz, Kevin Trotter, and Rob Kelly along with men from Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com. Lorella “Rella” Diane Sanders, 53, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with the Lord December 22, 2018. She was born August 20, 1965 in Longview, Texas to Timothy Mathis and the late Lorella Carol (Wills) Jones. Rella loved the Lord with all her heart and was a devoted Christian. She cherished spending time with her children and her family. She always put others before herself. Rella worked at the Benton Boys and Girls Club as an art teacher, which fulfilled her desire to work with children. In her spare time, Rella liked scrapbooking, cooking, and reading. She was rarely seen without a book in her hand. Rella was an animal lover and she loved her chihuahuas. Preceding Rella in death are her mother, Carol Jones; and brother, Butch Jones. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of twenty-six years, William Glenn Sanders of Benton, Arkansas; son, Timothy Glen Sanders of Benton; daughter, Janelle Sanders of Benton; father, Timothy Mathis of Longview, Texas; sister, Stephany Alhajjaj and her husband Jeffrey of Benton; two brothers: Fred Jones of Benton and Matthew Jones and his wife Sherry of Little Rock; nieces and nephews: Jebry, Layla, Ramsey, Ally, and Jenna; and a host of family and friends who love Rella and will miss her always. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday, January 4 at United Missionary Baptist Church, 3810 Salem Road, Benton, Arkansas 72019. Memorial service, officiated by Bro. Randy Ward, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 5 at United Missionary Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Benton or to the William G. Sanders Benevolence Account set up at Regions Bank. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com. Suzanne Lorainne Byrd McCray, 64, of Benton, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018. She was born on February 3, 1954 in Sumpter, South Carolina to the late Floyd and Barbara Byrd. Suzanne was a loving wife, mother, sister, Nana, friend, and child of God. She was a dedicated homemaker who was loyal and devoted to her family and friends. She worked as a volunteer at the Christian Community Care Clinic, the Benton Early Voting Center, and served on the bereavement committees at Agape Church of Little Rock and First Baptist Church of Benton. She was known for her warm, gentle heart; inner and outward beauty; and infectious smile. She loved reading the word of God, praying for others, physical fitness, and spending time with the ones she loved. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jack McCray. Loving survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Fritz (Scott) and Tara Bennett (Matt); her brother, Stephen Byrd (Clarice); granddaughters, Hannah-Grace and Abby Fritz, Kloe Bennett; niece, Stephanie Lyssy; and a host of special friends. Visitation will be Thursday, December 27 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Smith-Benton Funeral Home in Benton, Arkansas. The funeral service, officiated by Pastor Happy Caldwell, will be held Friday, December 28 at 11:00 AM at Smith-Benton Funeral Home with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park following immediately. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Saline Memorial Hospice of Bryant, Arkansas for their thoughtfulness and loving care during her last month of life. Memorials may be made to the ALS in Wonderland Foundation, 208 Donna Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205 or the ALS Association Arkansas Chapter, 1200 West Walnut-Suite 2406-08, Rogers, AR 72756. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com. Bobby Bob October 7, 1933 – December 12, 2018 Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Bobby was a resident of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas at the time of passing. Bob was voted basketball team Captain for the 1st All Star State Championship while at Greenway High School, where he then graduated in 1952. While attending college, he was drafted into the Army where he served as a cook from 1954-1956. In lieu of flowers, Bob suggests donations be sent to: Arkansas Hospice Foundation: 14 Parkstone Circle North Little Rock, AR, 72116.
ANGELINA BARRERA HERANDEZ, born MAY 13, 1965 ,Angelina Herandez passed away on December 12, 2018. Funeral Home Services for Angelina are being provided by Pinecrest Funeral Home of Alexander, AR.
DEBRA FOX- PRICE was born on November 9, 1959 and passed away on December 27, 2018. Pinecrest Funeral Home of Alexander, AR.
JOHN EDINGTON MCCOWN, 80 joined his Lord and Savior, December 14, 2018. He lost his battle with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer. John was born on June 18th, 1938 in Dumas, Arkansas to George Snell McCown and Gladys Edington McCown. In 1942, the family moved three miles south to the Pickens, Arkansas plantation where his father became Store Manager. John grew up enjoying that wonderful rural childhood and ultimately working at virtually job on the 14,000-acre plantation. Riding the school bus for 12 years, he attended and graduated from Dumas High School in 1956. After graduation, John enrolled in Ouachita Baptist College (now University) in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. There, John met his future wife, Sara O’Cain, on the first day of class of his freshman year. They married a year later and produced five wonderful children over the next seven years. When he graduated in 1960, with already two children and expecting their third, John bought his first car. Through the ROTC Program, John immediately began his 20-year career as an Armor/Cavalry officer. He always felt that Uncle Sam had a proclivity of sending him to the farthermost fronts. His assignments ranged from the Czechoslovakian border in the early 1960s during the Cold War to the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam at the height of that war. Over those years John’s military decorations included a Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, an Air Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation medals one with “V” device for valor, and the Purple Heart. Much of his last few active duty years were devoted to the development and fielding of the Abrams M-1 tank, its deadly ammunition, and the HELLFIRE missile system. After retiring from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in December of 1980, John began a second career of 21 years as an analyst and contract worker for several defense contractors supporting various programs for the Army, Air Force and Navy. His last few years his contractor support was working at the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. Shortly after his complete retirement, his wife, Sara, passed away. He remarried a couple of years later to Lila Lewis. In August of 2008, he persuaded Lila that they should move to his home state of Arkansas. They chose Hot Springs Village. John was preceded in death by his first wife, Sara, his sister, Janis, his parents, another sister Jeanne, and a brother, George, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Lila, five children: Dawn Elizabeth Barnes of Gilbert, SC; Tana Haluska of Portland, OR; Julie McKercher of Lancaster, VA; John McCown Jr. of Richmond, VA; Porter McCown of Hampton, VA; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. There will be a service in Hot Springs Village at Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church, at 700 Balearic Road at 1:00 p.m.on Thursday, December 20, 2018, officiated by Dr Walter (Bubba) Smith. Interment will be at Parklawn Memorial Park Hampton, Virginia In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one’s favorite charity or to the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Family thanks Arkansas Hospice along with CHI St Vincent hospice for their kind loving care given to John. These caregivers are angels from the Lord. Thanks. Arkansas Cremation 322 S. Market Street Benton, AR 72015 [email protected]
OMAR “POPS” BRADLEY STEPP, age 74, of Hensley, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018. He was born June 17, 1944 in Logan County, West Virginia to the late Charles and Annie Stepp. He was a Marine Corp Veteran. During his service time, he learned his skill in carpentry. He enjoyed playing cards and loved spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna “Dolly” Stepp and his eleven siblings. Survivors include his five children, Denise York (Bob), Norvell Stepp (Lisa), Angela Newton (Troy), Timothy Stepp (Dominica), and Dakota Stepp (Rachell); nine grandchildren, Annie Stepp, Samantha Dendor, Haley Newton, Caleb Stepp, Dolly Stepp, Josephine Stepp, Jasper Stepp, Elijah Stepp, and Charles Stepp; one great-grandchild, Alexis Walker; his first wife, Carolyn Stone, and other relatives. A memorial service is scheduled for noon, Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Orion Missionary Baptist Church, 3826 Stagecoach Road, Redfield, AR 72132 officiated by Bro. Jim Easley. Arkansas Cremation 322 S. Market Street Benton, AR 72015 [email protected]
WILLIAM PAUL ALLEN JR, age 83, of Paron, Arkansas, died December 27, 2018. He was born December 17, 1935 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late William and Martha Allen. Arkansas Cremation 322 S. Market Street Benton, AR 72015 [email protected]