Our beautiful, precious daughter and sister, OLIVIA LOREN BREWINGTON, age 16, of Benton, left this earthly life on Saturday, August 11, 2018, to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. Born March 3, 2002, in Texarkana, Texas, without a speck of hair on her head and the vocals of a cheerleader, she brought a brightness to our lives with her sparkling personality. She was the prettiest baby her Adah Donnie had ever seen. Olivia grew into a blonde-haired beauty with a loving heart, a unique style, and a fierceness that some might say was just plain hardheadedness. A true and beautiful soul, she touched the lives of all who knew her. She enjoyed hanging out with her closest friends, listening to music, taking photos, traveling, and shopping. Liv had a love for animals, rock band t-shirts, and all things tye-dyed. She didn’t believe in dressy frills or wearing socks. She held firm to her faith and in living life to the fullest. To know her was to love her. Liv would have started her Junior year at Harmony Grove High School in Haskell, where she was an honor student. Being active in many things, she was a member of the HGHS tennis team and a former cheerleader. Olivia was a member of Beta Club and the yearbook staff. Olivia was preceded in death by her biological father, Aaron Pruitt Ellis, and her maternal grandfather Donnie “Adah” Haynes. She leaves behind her dad and mom, Robert and Traci Brewington, and her “baby” sister Addison “Addie Boo” Brewington, all of Benton; maternal grandparents Roger and Betty Steed, of Prescott; paternal grandparents Ronald and Susan Brewington, of Marked Tree; and great-grandmother Bernice Brewington of Tyronza. Aunts and uncles include Terrie (and Matt) Slatton of Delight; Don (and Brenda) Haynes of Prescott; Anna (and Chris) Smith of McKinney, Texas; Angela (and Scott) Ford of Jonesboro; numerous cousins and extended family. Olivia never met a stranger and leaves behind many, many dear friends. Olivia had a positive vibe and an exuberant spirit that she leaves with all of her family and friends. We will carry her memory in our hearts forever. A memorial service will be held at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Benton on Wednesday, August 15, at 2:30 pm. Arrangements are made with Ashby Funeral Home of Benton, Arkansas. Memorial contributions can be made to Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Benton or the Harmony Grove School District in Haskell. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
TERESA MAE ALBERTSON, age 70, of Benton, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018. She was born July 19, 1948 in Benton, Arkansas. Teresa was retired from J. C. Penny’s and was a member of the Faith Fellowship Ministries Church. She was preceded in death by her father James Albertson (Marie); daughter, LaDonna Herlein and a grandson, Peyton Tyler Owens. She is survived by her mother, Hallea Wilson; three children, Monica McIntire, Tricia Cowart and Chris Cowart (Laura); step-sister, Anna Brown; four grandchildren, Megan & Mitchell McIntire, Braden Owens and Parker Cowart; her dogs, Lucy & Zoey and many extended family members and friends. Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18 at the Faith Fellowship Ministries Church @ 608 Marion St in Benton, Ar 72015. Memorials may be made to Faith Fellowship Ministries Church or the Saline Memorial Hospice House.
JERRY BAKER, 85, of Benton, Arkansas passed away on August 8, 2018. He was born to Jerome and Madge Baker on April 8, 1933 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joann Baker Parker. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Margaret Baker; brother, Lynn Baker and his wife, Anita; along with a host of family and friends who miss him dearly. Private services will be at a later date.
TEDDY “TED” MAC CREWS, age 62, of Alexander, passed away on August 10, 2018 at his home. Mr. Crews was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 27, 1955 to his parents, Cleveland and Martha Crews Ted had two Pug fur babies, Max and Lilly, who were his constant companions. He loved reading western novels and watching his western movies and tv shows. He also loved spending time outdoors gardening and tending to the family farm. He is survived by his mother, Martha Crews; his wife of 20 years, Brenda, along with 2 step-children John Ashley Thompson and Jamey Thompson (Christa). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Britney Gann (Jake), Evan Thompson, Annalise Thompson and Fischer Thompson, and siblings, Brenda Hill (Mike) and Danny Crews and his special nephew, Ron Fleming. Ted is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and relatives that will miss him dearly. Ted is preceded in death by his father. A celebration of Ted’s life will be held at 2:00p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 with the visitation starting at 1:00p.m
JIMMIE LEON BRANHAM, 73, of Alexander, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 13, 2018. He was born to Max and Lucille Branham on Sunday, September 17, 1944 in Des Ark, Arkansas. He was an avid hunter, loved camping, and riding motorcycles. He enjoyed spending time with his family. His grandchildren were his life. He was preceded by his parents; wife, Kathy Branham and his grandson, Justin Witt. He leaves behind his three daughters, Angel Wilkerson and her husband, Jason, Pat Duncan and her husband, Gary, and Shirley Felts and her husband, Joe; son, Willie Yarberry and his wife, Elaine; along with other family and friends who love and miss him dearly. Come celebrate his life with us at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:00PM with the visitation one hour prior.
LINDA FAYE WOODWORTH, 80, of Benton, Arkansas returned home August 10, 2018. She was born August 13, 1937 in Little Rock to the late Beacher and Faye (Keese) Worden. Linda was a 1957 graduate of Little Rock Central High School. She received her Master’s Degree from UCA (Arkansas State Teachers’ College) in 1961. Linda loved teaching English at North Little Rock High School for over seven years. She enjoyed adventures, going to horse races in Hot Springs, and participating in clog dancing. Linda was a diehard Razorback fan. Linda was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons: Adam Woodworth of Hot Springs and Richard Woodworth and wife Katherine of Benton, Arkansas; brother, Charles Worden and wife Jan of Little Rock; and a host of family and friends who love Linda and will miss her always. Graveside inurnment will be held Monday, August 20th at 1:00 PM at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
SHIRLEY JEAN GEORGE, 69, of Benton, Arkansas passed away August 11, 2018. She was born February 8, 1949 in Little Rock to the late Leo and Annie (Ashcraft) Chase. Shirley loved the Lord and was of the Baptist faith. She always found special ways of helping others and worked as a certified nursing assistant. Spending time with her family and grandchildren was the highlight of Shirley’s life. She enjoyed celebrating all holidays with all her family gathered together. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tommy Wayne Childress; and two sisters: Louise Jenkins and Betty Meeks. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters: Paula McClendon of Haskell, Arkansas and Jennie Wilson of Newport, Arkansas; two grandchildren: Harry Nathaniel McClendon, III and Quina Berry; three great-grandchildren: Miley Michelle McClendon, Jonathan Allen Berry, Jr., and Avery Mae Berry; brother, Jimmy Lee Hewett and wife Mitzie of Benton, Arkansas; sister, Barbara Craig Baker of Haskell, Arkansas; and a host of family and friends who love Shirley and will miss her always. Reception visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00, Friday, August 17, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas. Funeral service, officiated by Pastor Kenneth Mitchell, will follow at 2:00 PM. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
JOSHUA LEE CAULDWELL, 27, of Bauxite, Arkansas passed away August 12, 2018. He was born October 24, 1990 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to Rebecca (Koenig) Cauldwell and the late David Lee Cauldwell. Joshua worked as an electrician with Idaho Timber. He attended Midtowne Church. Joshua loved being in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and four-wheeling. Spending time with family, especially his son, was the highlight of his life. He had a huge circle of friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Joshua was preceded in death by his father, David Lee Cauldwell. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Aydan Lee Cauldwell of Bauxite, Arkansas; mother, Becky Cauldwell of Benton, Arkansas; brother, William Cauldwell of Benton; fiance’, Ashton Burks of Bauxite, Arkansas; aunt, Patty Koenig; and a host of family and friends who love Joshua and will miss him always. Reception visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, August 16, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 17, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Burial following at 1:00 at McCoy Cemetery in New Edinburg, Arkansas with Rustin Kidd, Hunter Kidd, Tyler Malott, Jake Carper, Kevin Pickens, and Jason Raney assisting as pallbearers. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
JEFFRY S. HOUCK, 70, passed away on August 13, 2018, when God was ready for him to come home. Jeff was born January 2, 1948 to Mary (Stephenson) Houck in Harrison, AR. Jeff loved working in his yard, trimming shrubs for neighbors and working at the cemetery. You could always see God’s love in all things Jeff did for others. Jeff’s family was one of the most important things in his life, next to his Lord and Savior. Jeff was preceded in death by his mother: Mary Houck; and one very special aunt: Nora and uncle Virgil Moore. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-one years Saundra (Shelton) Houck; three children: Joey Wood and wife Mikki, Kelli Lomazoff and husband Michael and Tiffany Densford and husband Brent; one sister-in-law Donna Bennett and husband Wayne; six grandchildren and his very special fur baby Jumper. Visitation will be held on Thursday August 16th from 11:00-12:00 with services following at 12:00 PM at New Life Baptist Church, where he was a member, followed by burial at Pipkin Cemetery with Bro. John Venable officiating. Family requests all memorials to be made to New Life Baptist Church Building Fund at 10766 Samples Road, Alexander, AR, 72002. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. On-line register book atwww.smithfamilycares.com. In Jeff’s own words “ See you later, gone to be with the Lord.” He will be missed, but we will see him again! Francis Altom was born on December 12, 1921 and passed away on August 4, 2018. IN THE CARE OF Pinecrest Funeral Home ALEXANDER, AR 501-847-0265
THELMA LOIS (DANIELS) JONES, age 90, of Little Rock, Arkansas, went to be with her precious Lord on August 10, 2018. Thelma was the daughter of Joseph Benny and Rosie Jane (Turner) Daniels and was born in Newport, Arkansas on March 15, 1928. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Richard “Dick” Jones and one son Benny Joe Jones. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Marvin E. Daniels, and five sisters, Eunice E. Daniels, Faye L. Pierce, Myrtle L. Lucy, Lillian J. Moore and Phyllis E. Billings. Those remaining to cherish her memory are her children; two sons, James Jones (Sharon) of North Little Rock, and Leonard Jones (LeeAnn) of Little Rock; two daughters, Celia Jamison (Jay Cee) of Sheridan, Janet Babb of Tampa and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Jones of Arizona. Thelma also has two brothers, Leroy Daniels and Wayne Daniels both of Newport, and two sisters, Wilma Gray of Bradford and Selena Tatum of Heber Springs; six grandchildren, Bryan Jamison, Jennifer Smith, Scott Babb and Zack Jones and Cheryl Little (Jones) and Jason Jones; nine great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter and a host of nieces and nephews, Thelma was a member of Woodlawn Baptist church in Little Rock and loved all of her Church family. Thelma retired from Timex in 1990. Her hobbies were sewing, crocheting, working with her flowers and most of all cooking for her family. The family wishes to express with deep appreciation the dedicated services provided by Baptist Health Hospice. We also wish to acknowledge the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to us during this time of bereavement. PALLBEARERS Ryan Babb Brett Davis Blaine Davis Bryan Jamison Hunter Jamison Zack Jones DONATIONS Baptist Health Hospice 11900 Colonel Glenn Road, Liitle Rock, Arkansas 72210