Jimmy Charles Ort age 61, of Benton passed from this life on the morning of January 22, 2022. Jim was united in marriage to Sherry Kaye Scheffler on April 5, 1981. He is survived by his loving wife Sherry (Scheffler) Ort; mother Loretta (Latimer) Ort; daughter, Leah Moseley (James); granddaughters, Madison, Presley and Taylor Moseley; sisters, Patty (Lavon) Midkiff, and Sandra (Leslie) Starnes as well as a multitude of loved ones and friends. Jim is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Ort. Jim was born August 24, 1960 in Kennett, Missouri and spent his early years, hunting, fishing and farming. Jim has been a proud business owner since 2002, being owner of Ort Construction Company Inc.. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and spending time with his granddaughters at the lake. In 2008 Jim surrendered to ministry. He was a member at Celebration Baptist Church in Haskell. Jim was a great husband, father and friend who will be dearly missed. Memorial services will be 4:00 PM Wednesday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel. Minister will be Bro. Allan Eakin. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Celebration Baptist Church in Haskell in memory of Jim.
Bill A. Shirron, 85 of Benton, died on January 21, 2022 in Benton, Arkansas. He was born in Sparkman, Arkansas on October 30, 1936 to Guy and Lula B. Shirron. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Shirron. He is survived by his children: Jim (Lori) Shirron of Prescott, Arkansas, John (Paula) Shirron of Cabot, Arkansas, and Ann (J) Clark of Bryant, Arkansas and his grandchildren: Mallori Williams, Gabe Shirron, Patrick Shirron, Caleb Shirron, Katie Shirron, Samantha Clark, and Emily Clark. Bill attended Henderson State University from 1955-58. He was Henderson’s first three-time All-AIC basketball player from 1956-1958. He was inducted into the Henderson State Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. After he graduated from HSU in 1958 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserves, Bill attended the University of Tennessee. There he earned a Master’s Degree in Education. In 1962, Bill became Emmet High School’s basketball coach. He went on to serve as principal and Superintendent there. From 1966 to 1986 Bill served as counselor, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of Prescott Public Schools. After leaving Prescott he joined the Arkansas Department of Education where he worked from 1986-1988. He became the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System Director from 1988-2002. During his time, he pioneered the “28 and out” and T-Drop Benefit for Arkansas educators. He was awarded the HSU Distinguished Alumni honor in December of 2000. Bill loved hunting, fishing, jogging, golfing, and gardening. He spent the majority of his time during his retirement in the church kitchen cooking at Salem United Methodist Church. He and his family spent many meaningful times under the Tabernacle at Ben Few Campground near Princeton, Arkansas Visitation will be Saturday, January 29th from 8:00 to 10:00 am at Salem United Methodist Church with services starting at 10:00 am. Graveside services will follow in Sparkman, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers please consider sending donations to Tyler Harrison c/o Ben Few Campground, 320 Prospect Park Loop, Bryant, AR., 72022 Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
David Benjamin Wright, age 60, of Bryant, passed from this life on January 19, 2022. He was born in Little Rock, on February 23, 1961, to Ben and Bobbie Sue Davis Wright. David, who was affectionately called Pooh Bear by many of his friends, graduated from Mills High School in 1979. He served 32 years as a member of the 106th Army Band of the Arkansas Army National Guard, and he retired after a 30 year career with the Little Rock Fire Department. At the time of his death, he was a student at National Park College in Hot Springs, studying marine technology. He was an active member of Bryant First Southern Baptist Church where he enjoyed playing bass guitar with the worship team. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and playing golf. David was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eustace and Daisy Wright; and Chester and Pauline Davis. David is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan Lancaster Wright; son, Josh Wright (Mollie) of Fayetteville; his parents, Ben and Bobbie Wright of Heber Springs; sister, Donna Myatt (Keith) of McKinney, TX; sister, Paula Bivins (Frank) of Heber Springs; grandchildren Bo and Josie Wright of Fayetteville; and many nephews, nieces, extended family, and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, January 29, at 10:00 A.M. at Bryant First Southern Baptist Church followed by a funeral service at 11:00 A.M., officiated by Peter Cunningham. Burial with military honors will be at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Tommy Allen (Tuck) Fulcher, age 47 of Benton, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022. He was born December 26, 1974 in Benton. Tommy was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa K Fulcher, parents, Tommy and Ethel Abott Fulcher, brother, Tim Fulcher and grandparents, Vernon and Hallie Fulcher, Chester and Roma Abbott. Survivors, sons, Brady Brotherton, Tyler Nicklaus, brother, Todd (Tanya) Fulcher; Sister, Penny (Mark) McIntire. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Friday, January 21st at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, January 21st at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with burial at New Friendship Cemetery at Shaw community. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Philip Duane Duvall, age 79, of Benton, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022. He was born February 17, 1942 in Benton, Arkansas. Philip was self-employed. He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard & Edith Duvall. Philip is survived by two sons, Wiley Duane Duvall and Gregory Alan Duvall; two granddaughters, Ashley Ann Johnson and Baylee Kay Duvall; and one great-grandson, Liam Johnson. The family will hold a memorial graveside 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 19 at Ebenezer Cemetery in Tull. On0line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Viva Lois Richey, age 83, of Benton, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022. She was born February 16, 1938 in Benton, Arkansas. Viva worked for the Alexander Human Development Center and was a member of New Summit Church God. She is preceded in death by her parents, J. W. & Minnie Cole; her husband, Morgan Richey, Jr.; and one son, Randy Richey. Viva is survived by three sons, Mark, Micheal & John Richey; daughter, Joyce Richey; ten grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Lillian Laverne Scott, age 89, of Benton, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022. She was born July 19, 1932 in Lonsdale, Arkansas. Lillian worked for Bush Drugstore in downtown Benton. She is preceded in death by her parents, John & Laura Browning and her husband, Clyde Kelley Scott. Lillian is survived by her two children, Clyde Kelley Scott Jr. and Tonya Gilmore. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Autumn Wilder lived for her relationships with others. She loved deeply and completely, seeing the best in people. Autumn’s greatest passion was travel. She was fortunate enough to travel more in her young life than most do in a hundred years. Some of her favorite trips include Hawaii with her family, Ireland with her parents, Europe with her friends, and everywhere with Kyle. Preceded in death by her daddy, Allen Wilder; grandparents Patsy and Acey Holt; grandfather Jim Wilder; papa Fred Worthington Survived by the love of her life, husband Kyle Dineen, the light of her life, daughter Haven Dineen; mommy Brenna Jordan, dad Ron Jordan; in-laws Steve and Lynn Dineen, Sean and Keedy Dineen, and Brett Dineen; grandparents Virginia and Clifford Jordan; grandmas Nova Worthington; bonus brother Zach Smith, aunts and uncles, Tim and Tami Holt, Terry and Pam Holt, Gerald and Monica Wilder, Jason Wilder, Randy and Janet Jordan; numerous cousins; countless friends There will be a Memorial service held on January 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. before services. If you wish to honor her memory, you may donate to your local animal shelter or rescue a pet. Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Mary Scallion, age 69, of Paron, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022. She was born April 4, 1952 in Benton, Arkansas. Mary was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents, Warren & Eara Wilson. Mary is survived by her husband, Don Scallion; two sons, Christopher and Russell Scallion; three brothers, Kelly, Ervin, and Robert Wilson; two sisters, Gene Wilson and Violet Eden; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 18 at Ashby Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19 at Walnut Bottoms Cemetery in Paron.
CMSGT. (RET.) George A. O’Neal, age 86 of Bryant, completed his final flight, ending his earthly journey on January 12, 2022. He was born to Edwin and Ruth Reynolds O’Neal on October 25, 1935 in Marianna, Florida. He graduated from Marianna High School where he was a superb athlete in football and basketball. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant, Arkansas. Having enlisted in the United States Air Force, at the age of 18, he traveled by train to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX for basic training. He spent the next 53 years of his life serving his country; 30 years of active duty before retiring in 1984 at the age of 48 and an additional 23 years in Civil Service retiring a second time in 2007. During his tenure of military service, he was part of the 10th anniversary raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima, Japan in 1954. His many other assignments include Florida, Alaska, Turkey, North Dakota, Thailand, Georgia, Vietnam, Japan and LRAFB in Jacksonville, AR. He experienced a typhoon in Iwo Jima and an earth quake in Alaska. He served in the Korean War from May, 1954 to January 31, 1955 and was instrumental in keeping up with demands during the Vietnam War era. From his first title as Airman 3rd Class and receiving his first stripe in 1954, he achieved each challenge in the line of promotional steps to earn his Chief Master Sergeant title in 1981. He has been recognized with the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, AF Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Luster, AF Good Conduct Medal with 1 Silver & 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal with 2 Bronze Loops, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Service Medal, AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 1 Silver & 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. While in Civil Service he worked as Chief Management Systems Flight prior to his retirement in 2007 and was recognized for Civilian of the Quarter, Junior Supply Manager of the Year and Supply Supervisor of the Year. His greatest joys include being with family, watching his grandsons play baseball and listening to his wife and daughters sing. Besides his parents, George is preceded in death by one son, Terry L. O’Neal, two brothers and two sisters all of Marianna, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Linda Nalley O’Neal: four daughters; Jennifer Wake of Bryant, Tamara (Chuck) Lunsford of Rogers, Cheryl (Eddie) Jones of Bauxite, and Vanessa (Ronny) Windsor of Marianna, Florida: one son; Tim O’Neal of Spokane, Washington: ten grandchildren; Carson & Connor Wake, Brad (Piper) Lunsford, Layne Lunsford, Derek (Amanda) Jones, Dustin (Amanda) Jones, Gale Williams , Lee (Becka) Windsor, Tate O’Neal & Brittany O’Neal: twelve great grandchildren: one sister; Joyce (Sanders) Shoupe of Deatsville, Alabama: one brother-in-law; Mike (Joyce) Nalley of Benton and one sister-in-law; Margaret O’Neal of Marianna, Florida along with numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service with full military honors provided by the United States Air Force Honor Guard from the Little Rock Air Force Base is scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday graveside at Sharon Cemetery; 402 Shenandoah Drive, Benton, Arkansas. Officiating will be grandson, Bro. Lee Windsor and Bro. Peter Cunningham. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Janice A. Smith, 89 years old and mother of 5, passed away on January 18. Janice was born to Floyd and Lillie (Palmer) Martin in Idabel, Oklahoma during the Great Depression. She and her sister Susie were close companions and playmates. Once, 12-year-old Janice agreed to help 10-year-old Susie pay off a $2.00 debt because Susie had opened a charge account at a local store. Considering the financial condition at that time, this was a serious debt. In 1944, the family moved to Bauxite, Arkansas and Janice never lived outside Saline County after that, except for a short sojourn to Texas while her husband, James Smith served in Korea. While the family was living in Bauxite, several families started holding religious services in the Martin family home and in less than a year the number of people coming was too large for a private home. So, two other groups and the Bauxite group joined together and they founded what eventually became the Northside Church of Christ in Benton. Janice has been a member of that congregation essentially for her whole life and was the church’s first secretary. Janice met the love of her life, James E. Smith, at Bauxite High School and they married when she was 18. She became the mother of five children and her life focused on family, friends, and the church. As her children had children of their own, she had a hand in rearing each of them and helped raise her great-grandkids. She had snacks for them after school and went to all of their school functions. She and James were married for 71 years. Each year they seemed to get closer, and many commented on their affection for each other. Janice was a wonderful cook who always had enough to feed a few extra folks. She loved fixing an extra plate or two for her relatives who lived nearby. James kept her busy canning the produce from their huge garden. She good naturally accepted James frequent teasing and loved to play Rook with her friends. Janice was a calming presence who was kind, generous, and forgiving. As James’s eyesight deteriorated, she read the newspaper and the bible to him every day using her magnifying glass because her vision was also deteriorating. Janice is survived by her husband, James E. Smith; her brother, Douglas Martin (his wife, Mary); her daughters: Vickie and Laura; sons: James D. (his wife, Carol), Kenneth (his wife, Molly), and Kevin; and by ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Visitation is Tuesday, January 25, from 10:00 -11:00 AM, at Northside Church of Christ followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. The service will be live-streamed at https://www.northsidecofc.info/watch/. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Bauxite Community Hall 6707 Benton Street Bauxite, AR 72011 501-557-9302 Or: Corin B. Read Christian Camp C/O Northside Church of Christ 917 N. East St. Benton, AR 72015
Charles Johnson passed away January 17, 2022, at the age of 51. He was born December 8, 1970, during a blizzard in Portland, ME to parents Terry and Cheri Johnson. He lived in Saline County since the age of 13, where he was a 1989 graduate of Benton High School. He graduated from Pulaski County Technical College with an Associate Degree in Computer Maintenance Technology in 1999. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton, AR. Charley loved spending time with family and friends. He was a big fan of the Texas Longhorns, Boston Red Sox and the Dallas Cowboys. Charles was employed at SBS, Inc. in Little Rock, AR. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in May of 2012. Always a hard worker, he continued working at SBS until 2014 when he was physically unable to. He enjoyed giving lottery tickets as gifts, always hoping they would be “winners” just as much as the person receiving them. He was a dreamer at heart, and he and his brother, Todd, would often discuss what they would do if they won the lottery over a couple of cold beers. Charley was a generous soul who planned to share more of the loot with his friends and family than what he would take for himself. He loved his trips to Maine and his time with family and friends there. He made quite a bit of spending money from picking winning horses and football teams as a hobby. He was a quick witted, strong willed and fun loving man who refused to let his health problems get him down. Charley is preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Hazel Johnson and Charles Littlefield. He is survived by his parents, Terry and Cheri Johnson of Benton, AR; his brother Todd (Hope) Johnson of Greenbrier, AR; and his grandmother, Alice Littlefield of Portland, ME; uncles Robert Johnson of Chapel Hill, NC, Charles (Luann) Littlefield, and David (Bonnie) Littlefield all of Portland, ME; great aunts and uncles, many cousins, great nieces and nephews; and countless cherished friends. Charley was a proud Uncle to his nephews Thane and Hayes Johnson. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him. Services will be held with visitation starting at 10:00 AM followed by a Celebration of Charley’s life at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 22, at First United Methodist Church in Benton, AR. The service will also be available online at First United Methodist Church, Benton, AR @: https://www.youtube.com/user/BentonFUMC In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the National MS society at: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Martin “Marty” J. Bieniek passed away on January 14, 2022, at age 62. Marty was born in Amsterdam, NY, on March 30, 1959, to Joseph and Ruth Bieniek. The family resided in Fort Hunter, NY. In 1972, Marty relocated with his family to Belen, NM. Following high school, Marty moved to Albuquerque, NM. His employment with Southwest Radiographics brought him to Farmington, NM, and Colorado Springs, CO. Marty changed careers to the manufacturing industry and settled in the Denver, CO, area. He had a lovely home in Aurora, CO, for many years. After retirement in 2021, Marty moved to Hot Springs Village, AR. Marty’s quick wit, infectious smile, and love of the Denver Broncos will forever be remembered. He loved the outdoors and took many memorable backpacking trips in the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado. Marty was an excellent skier and golfer. He was a volunteer for the Salvation Army and contributed to several charitable organizations. He attended church in Aurora. Marty is survived by his sister, Joanne Malecki and her partner, Frank Lewandusky, Sr. of Waterford, NY, his sister, Virginia “Ginny” Callahan and her partner Dan Martin of Albuquerque, NM, his sister Theresa Sisneros, of Antonito, CO, sister-in-law Sylvia Bieniek of Medford, OR, and several nieces and nephews. Marty is preceded in death by parents Joseph and Ruth, brother Robert “Bob” Bieniek, brother-in-law Tom Callahan, and brother-in-law Gerald Sisneros. Family has requested no flowers. In lieu of flowers, If you would like to donate in Marty’s memory and his love for the outdoors and nature, please do so at The Nature Conservancy: www.perserve.nature.org; 800-628-6860. Condolences to the family can be sent c/o his sister: Joanne Malecki; [email protected] or 6 Hillview Terrace, Waterford, NY 12188. A virtual memorial service will be held at a later date. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Please visit our guest book at: www.SmithFamilyCares.com
Johnny Ralph Burgess passed away January 23, 2022 at home in Benton, Arkansas. He was born August 29, 1942 in Houlka, Mississippi to Dorothy Luella Luther Burgess and John Felix Burgess as the oldest of seven children. He married the love of his life, Ruth Ann Sweet of Archie, Missouri, on November 20, 1965. He served in the US Army, was a journeyman tool and die maker, and started his own machine shop, JB Molds, in Alexander in 1986. He was very active in Northside Church of Christ and enjoyed golf, reading, and spending time with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Kenneth David Burgess, Larry Dale ”Bubba” Burgess, and Henry Michael ”Mickey” Burgess. He is survived by siblings Bonnie Sue Brown of Houlka, Mississippi, Zadie Ruth Bailey (George) of West Point, Mississippi, and Richard Lee Burgess (Ronnie Sue) of Houlka, Mississippi, his wife, Ruth Ann Burgess, sons Johnny Burgess II (Kristie Olson) of Little Rock and Michael Burgess (Beth Webb) of Mabelvale, grandchildren Ryan Burgess, Ally Burgess, Miles Burgess, Samuel Olson, Porter Gregory, and Trevor Gregory, and many, many in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was loved and will be missed by all. A visitation will be held at Northside Church of Christ in Benton on January 31, 2022 from 4:00 pm. – 6:00 pm. and memorial services will be held at the church on February 1, 2022 at 1:30 pm. Internment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. His request was that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Morrilton Children’s Home or to Corin Read Christian Camp.
Matthew “Matt” Warren Huey, age 52 of Malvern, AR, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs. Matthew was born July 20, 1969, in Little Rock, AR, to Leon Huey and Joan Kizzia Huey. Matt loved the Lord and was not ashamed of his faith. He attended Malvern First Assembly of God Church. He loved both Southern Gospel and Contemporary Christian music. He was employed by the Harmony Grove School District in Haskell. Matt was a “people person” and never met a stranger. Matt was preceded in death by his father and paternal and maternal grandparents. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife of 19 years Amanda McCuin Huey of Malvern; one daughter, Mary Grace Reese (Morgan), of Benton; one son, Matthew Paul Huey of Malvern; his mother Joan Kizzia Huey of Malvern; two brothers, Christopher Huey (Cathie) of Maumelle, and Joe Huey (Kristi) of Benton; two granddaughters, Mary Kate and Madelyn Rose Reese of Benton; five nieces, and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 21, at Roller Alcoa Funeral Home in Benton with visitation Thursday, January 20, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank everyone for their condolences, prayers, and acts of love during Matt’s illness.
Thomas Carter Miller, 80 of Bryant, Arkansas joined his Savior in heaven on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. He was born on June 26, 1941 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Ruth and Archie Miller. Tom was a kind, thoughtful and hardworking man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Tom enjoyed his lifelong career as a real estate appraiser with some wonderful coworkers turned friends. He was recognized for his contributions to the IAAO with over 50 years of appraisal work in the state of Arkansas in 2017 with the Marvin C. Russell Award. Tom was a faithful member of the First Methodist Church of Bryant. He had a passion for coin collecting and always loved watching the horse races at Oaklawn. He was a loving husband, father and a fabulous PawPaw. He loved spending time with his family most of all, whether it was at home in their living room, around the table, at a ballgame, scouting event, band concert or in one of his most favorite places to share with his family, Disney World. PawPaw never missed an opportunity to see his kids and grandkids do what they loved. He was always their number one fan! And we know he still is today! Tom will be remembered for his love and devotion to his wife and family. He leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and respect to all his family and friends. Tom is survived by the love of his life and wife of almost 36 years, Brenda, and their five children, Mark Miller (Rhonda) of Memphis, Matthew Miller (Barry) of Maumelle, his ”Pooh Bear” Susan Miller of Bryant, Brook Tropp (Derrick) of Benton, Brandy DeLee (Adam) of Hot Springs and his ”favorite child/dog” Rocky. PawPaw left behind seven grandchildren that loved him dearly, Hollee Wadley, Wedge Wadley, Jaclyn Clift (Chandler), Christopher Tropp, Mady Tropp, Austin DeLee and Reese DeLee. He also leaves behind his ”big” sister, Ann Keck of Bryant and brother, Bill of California and many other loved ones. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Miller. The family would like to thank the medical team at Baptist Hospital for the exceptional care they provided for Tom during his stay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Bryant Boys and Girls Club c/o Tom Miller Memorial at PO Box 129, Bryant, AR 72019 or the First United Methodist Church of Bryant Mission Fund at 508 N. Reynolds Road, Bryant, AR 72022. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 2pm at First United Methodist Church in Bryant, Arkansas under the Scout Pavilion, with Pastor Susan Ledbetter officiating.
Dale O. Green, of Bryant AR, passed away on Wednesday January 12, 2022. He was 84 years old. Dale was born April 26, 1937 in Bauxite, Arkansas to Charles and Evaline Green. He grew up and attended school there playing baseball, basketball, and football. He graduated in 1954 as class Valedictorian. He then went to college at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he earned a degree in engineering. After graduation he went to work for Lockhead, then Baldwin-Shell, where one of his many accomplishments was helping design pars for the space shuttle. After retirement, Dale enjoyed horse racing, golf, and fantasy football. He loved Razorback football and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. He was a devoted dad to his girls Julie and Kelle. Dale is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Kelle Green and his sister Gene Tedford . He is survived by his daughter Julie Joyce of Arkadelphia and by his brother Hugh Green of Drasco, Arkansas. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, 3:00 PM On January 18, 2022 at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home.
Bryan “Casey” Holloway, 45, of Bryant, Arkansas, left us too soon on January 18, 2022. He was born on April 6, 1976, to Larry and Nancy Holloway in Cleveland, Mississippi. Casey was a beloved member of the Scimitar Shrine Center. He was a very dedicated and loving husband, father, and papaw. He loved life, spending time with family and friends, always with a smile on his face and made everyone laugh. Anyone lucky enough to know him, had a friend for life. Casey was an incredibly special person and touched so many people. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Terri Holloway; two daughters, Audrey Lindow (Chad); Ashley Allen (Nathan); two grandchildren, Chloe and Amelia; parents, Larry and Nancy Holloway; sister, Ginger Marlow; niece, Campbell Marlow; nephew, Connor Marlow; along with a host of family and friends, who all loved him and will miss him dearly. A celebration of Casey’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 12:00 PM at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for children. To sign Casey’s online guestbook visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
“Bill” William Novak, 52, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022. He was born to Robin Novak and Gloria Dacre on Monday, June 23, 1969, in Aurora, Colorado. He was an avid athlete—he enjoyed playing, watching, and even coaching sports. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a proud member of Agape Church for 35 years and attended and graduated from Agape School of World Evangelism (ASWE). Throughout his life, he was best known for being such a giving person, and even through death, he continues to give. He will be helping many burn victims who desperately need his help to heal. Through this, his life will be honored. He is preceded in death by his father, Robin Novak; stepfather, Jim Stacy; and his grandparents. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Annette Novak; four children, Zechariah (Sarah), Will, Zane, and Zoe; granddaughter, Taylor Jade; mother, Gloria Dacre (Peter); brother, Ryan Novak; stepmother, Faye Reger; along with a host of other family and friends who all loved him and will miss him dearly. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 20th, 2022, from 5:00-6:00 P.M with the visitation from 4:00-5:00 P.M. at Agape Church: 701 Napa Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72211. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Agape Missions. Online guestbook, www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com. Services provided by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.
Lea Ella Ritcheson, 85, of Little Rock, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 16, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born to Viola Bowens on Saturday, August 22, 1936, in Newport, Arkansas. In her spare time, she enjoyed flowers, watching Days of Our Lives, and loving on her little dog, Jill. She loved spending time with her family—especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a proud member of Eagle Point Church. She is preceded in death by her mother; her loving husband of 65 years, Vernon Ritcheson; one sister; and four brothers. She is survived by her son, Donald Ritcheson (Dana); four grandchildren, Kristen Stewart (Terry), Justin Radke (Bianca), Jackie Miller (D.J.), and Jason Radke (Erin); nine great grandchildren, Bailey, Rylie and Preslea Stewart, Julian and Trey Miller, Bodie, Mila and Diana Radke, and Victoria Radke; along with a host of family and friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly. Celebration of life will be held on Monday, January 24th, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. with the visitation one hour prior at Eagle Point Church: 11111 Geyer Springs Road in Little Rock, Arkansas. Graveside will be held at 3:00 P.M at Watson Cemetery. Online guestbook, www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com. Services provided by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.