Ronald Earl Norman, age 68, of Alexander, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2023. He was born March 29, 1954 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ronald worked for Fleet Tires and enjoyed spending time with his grandsons & fishing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald Earl & Velma Jane Norman and a brother, Gary Lynn Norman.
Ronald is survived by his son, Jeremy Earl Norman and wife Holly; two grandchildren, Jackson Earl and Charles Parker Norman; sister, Charlotte Otts and husband Billy; and a niece, Teresa Bartlett.
Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 10 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Kenneth Earl Allen, age 82, of Benton passed away Saturday February 4, 2023 at his home. He was born January 21, 1941 in Havana, Arkansas. Kenneth was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Gladys Capps Allen.
Survivors, wife, Margaret McClendon Allen, son, Kenneth Craig Allen.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Cremation services are through Ashby Funeral Home.
Ramona Jeanne Horinek, 66, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, passed away February 1, 2023, at
her home after a long illness. Ramona was born in Del Rio, Val Verde, Texas, to Ramon
Anton and Mary Louise (Dinnel) Horinek on October 5, 1956. Ramona was born into an
Air Force family and traveled to various Air Force bases during her young years.
Ramona lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Philippine Islands, Kansas and moved permanently
to the Little Rock area. She attended high school in Jacksonville, Arkansas and
graduated from Samuel Clemens High School in San Antonio, Texas with the 1974
She attended Ft. Hays State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN). She was so proud of her achievement, as she was the first of her siblings
to graduate from college. With her degree, she went on to achieve the level of Director of
Nursing in her field and spent many years ensuring that the elderly were cared for. She
practiced nursing as a RN until she retired from nursing in December, 2004.
Ramona loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her church family. She loved
her animals and being around children, especially. She was a lively conversationalist
and enjoyed visiting with her friends and neighbors. She was a longtime member of
Guiding Light Baptist Church in Shannon Hills.
Ramona was preceded in death by her father, Ramon A. Horinek, her mother, Mary
Louise Podhajsky and a brother, Richard L. Horinek. She is survived by her siblings,
Teri (John), Kathryn, Michael (Suzanne) and Loretta (Bill); as well as many beloved
cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She is also survived by her loving pets,
which she loved so much.
There is to be a memorial service for her at her beloved Guiding Light Church in
Shannon Hills on Saturday, February 18 at 1:00 PM, with lunch provided afterward.
Casual attire is appropriate. A celebration of life is being planned for a future date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s
Hospital, Ramona’s favorite charity.
Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Catherine Jean Cottingham, 81 of Benton, passed away on February 4, 2023. She was born on December 4, 1941 in Rockford, Illinois to the late Phillip John and Virginia “Jeannie” Latorre DelVecchio. Catherine was well loved by her family. She was the mother of three, grandmother to six and great grandmother to five. She had many sisters and brothers in law through Jerry and she treasured them all. Despite working full time, she made time for everyone and loved to cook for her family. In addition to being in the Pep Club, Catherine was the Homecoming Queen at Hope High School. She married the love of her life, Jerry Cottingham on August 27, 1960. After moving with Baptist Medical Center as a transcriptionist, followed by Arkansas Pathology Associates, where she retired.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jerry David Cottingham.
Catherine is survived by her sons, James (Tammy) Cottingham and Michael (Tammy) Cottingham, daughter, Sheri (Waymon) Burnett, brother, Phillip (Judy) DelVecchio and sister, Sharon DelVecchio.
Chapel services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9th with Terry Fortner officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Prescott, Arkansas at 2:30 p.m.
Visitation will be at Ashby Funeral Home on Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Our family wishes to thank Melba Oates, who has been mom’s best friend for more than 40 years. In addition, we would like to thank Ernestina Rogers, who has cared for mom for the past five years. Rosie, her Cheeto-loving loyal companion who has never left mom’s side, misses her a lot. Last but not least, we are grateful to the doctors and staff at Saline Memorial Hospital, especially the ICU crew, who cared for her and for us.
Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
William Gann Glenn, 72, of Malvern, Arkansas passed away February 3, 2023. He was born on September 15, 1950 in Benton, Arkansas to the late William and Ocia (Wallace) Glenn.
William proudly served in the United States Army for 21 years. Following his retirement from the military, he began a twenty-four year career in law enforcement. William served as the Saline County deputy, Garland County deputy, and as a Hot Springs Village patrol officer from 1998-2014. In 1995, he attended the Law Enforcement Training Academy. Although he was the oldest student, he was still able to keep up with the other recruits and even excel over them. William was an avid reader, and Louis L’Amour books were his favorite. Family was most important to William, and he looked forward to family get-togethers. He was a big joker and flirt, yet forgiving with a huge heart ready to love his family unconditionally. William was an amazing man who found a way to survive in his “Estrogen Ocean” being surrounded by his wife, daughters, and granddaughters.
Preceding William in death is his wife, Lana Glenn; daughter, Trisha Rice; siblings: Curtis Glenn, Rosie Ammons, Lena Holdridge, Arkie Evans, Loraine Kouma, and Henry Glenn.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Tyanda Johnson; granddaughters: Ocia Nicole Parrish, Ashlyn Paige Rice (Donald Lovell), and Breanna Cecille Penman; great-granddaughter, Trynity Laine and one soon arriving great-granddaughter, Kyndell Wayne; brothers: Eddie Glenn, James Glenn (Delores), and Dennis Glen; special cousin, Jason Isom (Amber); and many family members and friends who love William and will miss him always.
Visitation will be held 6:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, February 9, followed by funeral service, officiated by Bro. Jeff Krisell, at 7:00 PM at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas.
Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
James Michael “Mike” Taber, 73, of Alexander, Arkansas died Friday, February 3, 2023. The son of Cecil and Leona Taber was born on Monday, July 4, 1949, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mike loved motorcycles and fishing. Preceding him in death are his parents and brothers, Glenn, Cecil Leroy, and Arvil Taber. Survivors are his two brothers, Tommy Taber of Little Rock and Phillip Taber of Benton; one sister, Beverly (Taber) Lawrence of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Friday, February 10, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas.
Services provided by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.