Olga Margarita Muzquiz Estell Montalvo, 89 of Haskell, passed away on January 3, 2023. She was born on January 7, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Guadalupe Morin Rameriz Muzquiz and Jesse Muzquiz.
She had many siblings; four children she loved dearly. Olga was the best Mee Maw ever; all the way to great great grandchildren. She had the privilege of attending boarding school at Mt. St. Mary’s where she graduated with her two sisters. Olga worked for Benton State Bank then with The Arkansas State Highway Department until she retired.
Olga traveled the world with her late husband, Lupe. She never used a computer to keep in touch with her favorite relatives, but put pen to paper to correspond. She never had a birthday go by without a card from Linda Montalvo or Teddy Barnes or Angela, Esther and Canal.
Olga was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Guadalupe Montalvo, son, Butch and granddaughter, Rachel, who will welcome her in Heaven with open arms.
Chapel services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11th with Father Luke Womack officiating.
Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery in Benton.
Rosary will be at Ashby Funeral Home on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. with visitation to follow.
Lenora (Mockta) Langley, age 87, of Benton, passed away Thursday morning, January 5, 2023. She was born August 26, 1935 in Kykotsmovi, Arizona to Jefferson Mockta and Cora Talashonga. She was a member of the Hopi Tribe. Lenora was an LPN and retired as such from the Benton Services Center. After retirement she traveled with her husband and cared for her grandkids and great-grandkids. Lenora attended the First Baptist Church in Benton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Lee Langley of Benton, a daughter, Vickie Langley, her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two sons, James “Eddie” Langley (Janet) and Whitney “Jack” Langley; two sisters, Mary Ann Colegrove and Adell Baldwin; five grandchildren, Leah Redmon, Amanda Hilborn, Nick Langley, Rachel Lane, and Jessica Cash; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Visitation will be 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Tuesday, January 10 at Ashby Funeral Home. Services will follow in the Chapel at 12:00 pm. Pastor Rick Grant will be officiating. Special thanks to her many caregivers, including Superior Senior Care and Saline Memorial Hospice, for their care and support; special family friends, Tammie Rogers and Dana Stuckey.
Gloria E. Sayles, age 79, passed away peacefully in her home on January 4, 2023, in Benton, Arkansas, after a long battle with illness. She was born on December 10, 1943, in Portsmouth Virginia to the late Gloria E. Smith and Joseph E. Williams.
Gloria moved to Arkansas due to illness about 5 years ago. However, the place that gave her the most joy was Sedona Arizona, where she resided for 20 plus years. She lived for a few years in Senegal, Africa. She was truly a “One of a Kind” woman. Gloria was a special woman who was loved by her family and who loved her family in return. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded by her parents and sisters: Mona Dickerson of Portsmouth, Virginia and Sheila Ned of Suffolk, Virginia.
She is survived by her loving husband, John Sayles of Benton, Arkansas; daughter, Catrina Rojas of Benton, Arkansas; son, Townley Stevenson Covington and fiancé, Shirley Leal of Vancouver Washington; grandchildren: Adrian Schneider, Reinaldo Rojas, Randy D. Armstrong, Jr., Raishel Covington and Elijah Covington; great-grandchildren: Roycee Isabella Rojas, Camilla Mae Michelle Rojas, Roland Lee Adrian Rojas, Makiah Julianna Purnell, Ava Hudson; and many family members and friends who love Gloria and will miss her always.
Billie “June” Davenport, 80, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, woke up in the presence of the Lord on January 6, 2023. She was born February 21, 1942 in Conway, Arkansas to the late Carlos Hill and Stella (Louallen) English.
June loved the Lord with all her heart and was a member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle. She started every morning by reading her Bible and praying. Her Bible is filled with many notes and highlighted passages that spoke to her heart. Those notes are now treasures that encourage and lift up her family. June was the most devoted wife and mother. She loved her family unconditionally and proved that love with her actions and with the best hugs ever! She was an incredible cook and spoiled family and friends with the best fish frys, peanut butter pie, and coconut cake-just a few of her specialties. Together with her husband, they owned and operated two Western Sizzlin Steak Houses- which they converted into Davenport’s Buffet, in Wichita Falls, Texas. June’s home cooking and her secret recipes were highlighted at the restaurants. While working at the restaurants and preparing for retirement, Richard and June made a dream become a reality, and purchased a houseboat on Lake Ouachita. This became their favorite place to be and soon became their retirement home. June was so happy at D’Port’s Dream Lodge, as it enabled her the opportunity to enjoy her favorite hobby-Crappie fishing, every day! June would fish from sun-up to sun-down. She caught the fish, Richard cleaned the fish, and her family ate the fish!! It is impossible to describe what an incredible, caring, and giving lady June was. She would often sneak money, clothes, special gifts anonymously to those ladies needing a little extra help. She never wanted or needed the recognition. She is the true woman that Proverbs 31 describes.
Preceding June in death are her father, Carlos Hill; mother, Stella (Louallen) English; special stepfather, Charles English; and brother, Carl Wayne Hill.
June leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 62 years, Richard Davenport; two sons: Douglas Davenport (Tonya) and Brent Davenport (Jeri Lynn); grandchildren: Aaron Davenport (Allie), Chelsea Eberhardt (Jeff), Nathan Davenport (Kaitlyn), and Sheralyn Beck (Jason); great-grandchildren: Avery and Gabriel Eberhardt and Nolan, Gracelynn, and Nataleigh Beck; and a host of family and friends who love June and will miss her always.
Special gratitude to Hospice Home Care and her exceptional care givers: Shannon, Audrey, Leeanne, and Tammy.
Family will hold a private graveside service at Sharon Cemetery. A Celebration of June’s life, officiated by Rev. Dennis Anderson, will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 9, at Apostolic Faith Tabernacle, 3217 Airport Rd, Pearcy, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital at https://support.archildrens.org/give/280202/#!/donation/checkout.
Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
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