Karen Marie Bottom, 49 of Little Rock, passed away on May 12, 2021. She was born on August 17, 1971 in Little Rock to Lewis E. and Darlene Dollarhide Manees. Karen is survived by her parents, Lewis and Darlene Manees, husband, William Bottom, daughters, Ariel (William) Hatfield, Brittney Pauley, Cymber Deckard, step-children, William Bottom and Kimberly Bottom, brothers, Lewis Manees III and Michael Lee Manees; ten grandchildren. The family will hold a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 15th at Holy Springs Baptist Church, 22401 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210 at 12:00 p.m. Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Bobby Ray Hamerly, 68 of Benton, passed away on May 12, 2021. He was born on September 10, 1952 in Jasper, Texas to the late Glean Eugene and Wilma Jean Byerly Fullington. Bobby is survived by his brother, Shawn Fullington and sister, Debbie Moore. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Jean Dewberry, 82 of Haskell, passed away on May, 10, 2021. She was born in Little Rock to the late D.J. and Lula Dodson Fortson. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Buddy Dewberry, daughter, Minnie Lewis, sisters, Dorothy Sullivan, Adine Buckner, Pat Bryant and Dollie Webb. She is survived by her sons, Sandy (Kim) Dryman, Jimmy (Mittie) Harrell, Bill (Catherine) Dewberry, Robert (Kathy) Dewberry, daughters, Gloria (Leo) Jerman, Lynnette (Johnathan) Seilkop and Charlotte (Don) Derrick, sisters, Mimi Hill and Mary Jo Wisdom; 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Dustin Derrick, Chad Derrick, Shane Dewberry, Robert Dewberry, Bill Dewberry and Mark Morrissey. Chapel services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday with Bro. Allen Eakin officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Harmony in Haskell. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Ashbys.
Elsie Louise Griffith, 74 of Benton, passed away on May 9, 2021. She was born on January 1, 1947 in Watson, Arkansas to the late Ralph and Myrtis Bradbury Griffith. Elsie was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Leon and Ralph Griffith, sisters, Maxine Perry and Kathylene Wood. Elsie is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, brother, Leonard Griffith and sister, Mary Jane Smallwood. Graveside services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Kentucky Cemetery. Family Comments: Everyone that knew Elsie loved and cherished her friendship over the years. Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Cecil Ledbetter, 85 of Benton, passed away on May 10, 2021. He was born on November 22, 1935 in Bauxite to the late Cecil and Mary Marie Whitfield Ledbetter. Cecil was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Navy. He worked during his lifetime as a diesel mechanic. Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Anita Ann Ledbetter, son, Jeff Ledbetter and sister, Shirley Jones. He is survived by his sons, Steven (Donna) Ledbetter and Stacy (Rhonda) Ledbetter, sister, Barbara Medlin; grandchildren, Keith (Emily) of Tull, Kevin (Heather) of Conway, Chris (Linsey) of Benton and Laura of Bryant, great grandchildren, Waylon, Ben, Kate, Zach, Lucy, Liam and Savannah. Chapel services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday with Bro. Kim Hammer officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be at Ashbys, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
S. Kelly Gilmore, 73 of Gurdon, passed away on May 7, 2021. He was born on October 8, 1947 in Benton to the late Jim Kelly and Faye Wilson Gilmore. Kelly was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Gravel Hill Baptist Church ,serving as a Deacon; member of the American Legion, National Rifle Association Disabled Veterans of America and Quarter Horse Association. Kelly was retired from Alcoa. Kelly was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Verla Williams. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gayle Gilmore, son, Michael Bair, daughters, Karen Shelnut and Kim (Daron) Frederick, sister, Katherine Smith, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bill Chaney, Ronnie Rowan, Jay Hill, Ashley Rose, Mark Culpepper and Daron Frederick. Honorary pallbearers will be Canyon Springs Health and Rehab’s Therapy Department and Veterans Administration Palliative Care Unit. Chapel services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday with Bro. Gary Gipson officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday before services, 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or Gravel Hill Cemetery Fund. Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
John E. Landers of Benton, Arkansas happily joined his wife in Heaven on Friday, May 7, 2021. John was a long time member of Sharon Baptist Church in Benton, and he was a true believer and loved the Lord with all his heart. He was a 32nd degree Master Mason. John was born in March of 1932 in Benton, Arkansas to Ralph Landers and Bernice Patterson Landers. He was an only child by birth, and lost his mother at the young age of three. He gained many brothers and sisters in his numerous aunts and uncles when he went to live with his grandparents Virgil and Jose Landers on River Street, in the big white house that included the one and only famous “Mamie’s Store”. John was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Madine Janski Landers. He lost her as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident, and truly died of a broken heart. Always previously head-down and straight ahead, when he lost Madine, he lost his will to live. John is survived by two daughters, Dina Pinard and husband, Jim of Duluth, Georgia and Kelly Ryan and husband Greg of Benton, Arkansas. He is survived by one granddaughter, Dr. Kristyn Mikles and her husband, Dr. Andrew Mikles of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and his four-year-old great granddaughter, Kennedy Mikles. He started his work career in the bread business at the ripe young age of thirteen, getting up early each morning and riding his bike to the Colonial Bread factory to grease pans for the loaves of bread before heading to school. Always living a little on the edge growing up, he is fortunate to have survived many of his childhood exploits, even having walked across a frozen Arkansas River as a boy. He served in the Air Force for two years before continuing in the bread business until 1976. He retired after a 31-year bakery career, serving in his final position as president of Rainbow Baking Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At that time, he moved back home and joined his cousin and uncle in the car business. Together John, Steve Landers, Sr., and Bob Landers grew a hugely successful line of dealerships from a single, small used-car lot on Military Road that held about twenty-five cars at the most. God truly blessed them with success. John’s life was filled with family and friends. He looked forward to spending his “lunch hour social” each day with his buddies at Bo’s BBQ and most recently at the Burger Shack. He loved to deer hunt, (his only hobby other than work), and it was what he looked forward to each and every November, though he blamed his youngest daughter for causing problems with her mid-November birth. The family will celebrate John’s life and legacy with friends and family on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Ashby Funeral Home, 108 W. Narroway, Benton, with visitation at 9:00 a.m. and service to follow at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Michael Reese of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers, buy some corn to fill your deer feeders or make donations to Sharon Baptist Church, 402 Shenandoah Road, Benton, Arkansas 72015. Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Candis Gem “Candy” Webb, age 64, of Benton, was the daughter of the late D.L. and Dolores Cornett Webb. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, A.S. “Red” & Ira Webb and George & Effie Cornett; Uncle Allen and JoAnn Webb; Uncle G.C. and Irene Cornett, Jr.; Aunt Sarah Cornett; Aunt JoAnne Boone; and Uncle Dr. Stephen Rozanski. Candy worked in the medical profession for many years caring with a special love for those in need but her God—given gift was as a floral designer who could make the most exquisite floral presentations for any wedding, bereavement or the most simple or elaborate occasion. Candy was very well read and loved to travel throughout the world but Sanibel Island, Florida with her life’s best friend Dr. Melody St. John and her daughters Dr. Rachel Farrell and Dr. Rebecca Schlau and their families always held the greatest joy. She was the life of every party and especially at the reunions of the Benton High School Class of 1975! Survived by her “favorite brother and sister-in-law”, Doyle and Justice Barbara Webb; Leon Cornett and wife, Donna; Gaylen Herzfeld and husband Andy; Justin Cornett and wife Brooke; Margie Daniel and husband Dennis; Libby Hastings and husband Lee; Richard Webb and wife Deedee; Lisa Hefley and husband Dr. Bill; Dr. Melody St. John and partner Kelly; Dr. Rachel Farrell and husband Max; Dr. Rebecca Schlau and husband Jason; Uncle Bill Boone; husband and friend, Alan Williams; a special friend who visited with Candy daily, Gary Williams; and a host of loved cousins, Drew and Ashlea Herzfeld, Abby Herzfeld, Chris and Tiffani Stockton, Dustin and Haley Shelnut, Blaine Shelnut, Cale Cornett, Weezie and Daisy Farrell, and Vivian, Martha May and Noel Schlau. Also, survived by her loving Bella and Mrs. Mellon Cat and two canine nieces, Cloie and Sadie Webb. A memorial service celebrating the life of Candy will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, May 13 at the First Presbyterian Church in Benton where she was a lifelong member. Visitation to follow the service. In addition to pink floral tributes gifts may be made to the Saline County Humane Society.
Guadalupe “Lupita” Martínez-Lemus, de 7 años, de Alexander, Arkansas recibió sus alas de ángel y llegó en presencia del Señor el 11 de mayo de 2021. Nació el 26 de agosto de 2013 en Little Rock, Arkansas, hija de Santos Martínez y Osmalda Lemus. Lupita era una joven tan fuerte que nunca se quejó a través de su batalla contra el cáncer. Ella les dijo a todos que sabía -tanto familiares como cuidadores- que su sufrimiento era para Jesús. Su amigo, el Padre Nelson declaró que “no era un ángel, sino una santa”. Lupita era muy querida por los médicos y enfermeras del Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Aprovechó todas las oportunidades que tuvo para hablar con los demás acerca de Dios y aseguró a todos que no tenía miedo de morir porque Jesús estaba con ella. A pesar de su corta edad, tuvo la fuerza de un león y deja mensajes para todos aquellos que la aman. Algunas de sus últimas palabras fueron “Te amo, eres especial, te amaré para siempre”. Lupita, te amamos, Eres especial, y te amaremos para siempre. Antes de Lupita en la muerte están sus abuelos que la cuidan en el cielo, Jesús Lemus y Jorge Martínez. Deja atrás para atesorar su memoria: padres, Santos Martínez y Osmalda Lemus; hermano, Santos G. Martínez-Lemus; hermana, Sophia Martínez; abuelas: Carmelina Antonia Alarcón y Gregoria Sagastume; muchas tías, tíos, familiares y amigos que aman a Lupita y la extrañarán siempre. La visita se llevará a cabo de 4:00 a 8:00 PM, lunes 17 de mayo en Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street en Benton, Arkansas. El rosario se llevará a cabo el martes 18 de mayo alas 11:00 a.m., seguido de la Misa de Entierro Cristiano en la Iglesia Católica Nuestra Señora de Fátima, 900 West Cross Street en Benton, Arkansas. Sepultura siguiendo en el cementerio Smith-Rosemont con sus tíos ayudando como portadores de férelos. El agradecimiento especial para los médicos, enfermeras y personal de apoyo en arkansas Children’s Hospital por su atención atenta y amorosa mostró Lupita y la asistencia proporcionada por las muchas organizaciones en su nombre. Servicios confiados a la Funeraria Smith-Benton. Libro de visitas en línea: www.SmithFamilyCares.com. Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez-Lemus, 7, of Alexander, Arkansas received her angel wings and arrived in the presence of the Lord May 11, 2021. She was born August 26, 2013 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Santos Martinez and Osmalda Lemus. Lupita was such a strong young girl who never complained through her battle with cancer. She told everyone she knew- both family and caregivers-that her suffering was for Jesus. Her friend, Father Nelson stated “she was not an angel, but a saint.” Lupita was dearly loved by the doctors and nurses at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She used every opportunity she had to talk to others about God and assured everyone that she was not scared to die because Jesus was with her. Despite her young age, she had the strength of a lion and leaves messages behind for all those who love her. Some of her last words were “I love you, You’re special, I’ll love you forever.” Lupita, we love You, You’re special, and we will love you forever. Preceding Lupita in death are her grandfathers who are taking care of her in heaven, Jesus Lemus and Jorge Martinez. She leaves behind to cherish her memory: parents, Santos Martinez and Osmalda Lemus; brother, Santos G. Martinez-Lemus; sister, Sophia Martinez; grandmothers: Carmelina Antonia Alarcon and Gregoria Sagastume; many aunts, uncles, family members and friends who love Lupita and will miss her always. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM, Monday, May 17 at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street in Benton, Arkansas. Rosary will be held Tuesday, May 18th at 11:00 AM, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 900 West Cross Street in Benton, Arkansas. Burial following at Smith-Rosemont Cemetery with her uncles assisting as pallbearers. Special appreciation for the doctors, nurses, and support staff at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for their attentive, loving care shown Lupita and the assistance provided by the many organizations on her behalf. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Michael Lee Hughes, 60, of Malvern, Arkansas passed away May 10, 2021. He was born December 29, 1960 in Malvern to the late Lyndal Lee and Sara Ann (Collins) Hughes. Michael was a carpenter and jack of all trades. He was the #1 Razorback fan. Michael enjoyed watching western movies. He loved animals of all kinds. Michael had the biggest heart in the world and cared about others. He would give the shirt off his back if anyone needed it. He often said, “There’s always someone worse off than me. If I’ve got it, you’ve got it!”. Preceding Michael in death are his wife of thirty years, Deborah Lynette Hughes; parents, Lydal Lee and Sara Ann Hughes; sister, Virginia Ann Hughes; brother, Jimmy Dale Hughes; and nephews, Matthew Ellis and Cecil James “CW” Hughes. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Kayla K. “Baby Girl” Hughes; two sons: Michael Lee Hughes and Aaron Martin Lee Meyer; daughter-in-law, Katie Lee Meyer-Williams; grandchildren: Dalton Meyer, Kaileigh Meyer, Justin Meyer, Isabella Songer, Skylie Songer, and William “Elias” Holiman; sister, Teresa “Sissy” Hughes-Savage; brother, Douglas Lynn Hughes; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends who love Michael and will miss him always. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Smith-Benton Funeral Home or by Go Fund Me: Michael Lee Hughes Funeral Expenses organized by Krystal Burks at https://www.facebook.com/1026960082/posts/10222553758285820/. Arrangements entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Jack R. “Papaw” Elliott, 81, of Haskell, Arkansas passed away May 9, 2021. He was born February 2, 1940 to the late Chester and Bernice Elliott. Jack worked for Horton Drywall for over twenty years and his work is featured at Tinsel Town, Clinton Library, Baptist Medical Center, UAMS, Verizon Arena, Peabody Hotel, and many of the buildings in downtown Little Rock. He loved spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. Another hobby Jack enjoyed was treasure hunting at garage sales, flea markets, and yard sales. Jack had a huge heart and loved deeply. He raised six of his grandchildren as his own. One of the grandchildren’s favorite memories was sitting down with Papaw eating oranges. His four-year-old granddaughter, Emma Jean, said it best, “Papaw died and went to heaven, but he lives in my heart”. Preceding Jack in death are his parents; son, Ronnie Spencer, Sr.; daughter, Angela Hunt; grandson, Ronnie Spencer, Jr.; and two brothers: Jerry and Larry Elliott. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of forty-three years, Jewel Elliott of Haskell, Arkansas; three sons: Johnny Spencer of Colorado, Matthew Spencer (Elizabeth) of Benton, Arkansas, and Randall Elliott of Texas; daughter, Connie Lovell (Ken Calvert) of Colorado; grandchildren he raised as his own: Junior Hopkins, Randy Hopkins (Amber), Melissa Throgmorton (Phillip), C.W. Chambers, Jackie Williams (Louis), and Reesa Hopkins; ten other grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; three brothers: Charles Elliott, Sam Elliott, and Bill Elliott; three sisters: Sheila Bittick, Roxie Turner, and Shirley Petrey; and many more family members and friends who love Jack and will miss him always. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 15, at Fairplay Cemetery. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Patricia Ann (Mannz) Goheen passed away at home on May 8, 2021 after a brief illness. She was born on June 18, 1941 in Belleville, IL to Ione Mannz (nee Ardison) and Wilmer Theodor Mannz and grew up in O’Fallon, IL. She attended college at Southern Illinois University in E. St. Louis where she studied education. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard Goheen, on October 14, 1961 and they lived in Champaign-Urbana, IL while he attended college. They moved several times, living in Germany, O’Fallon, Suriname, Mobile, AL, and Murraysville, PA, before eventually settling in Benton, AR where they have resided for the past 35 years. Pat is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Richard Henry Goheen, their two children, Christopher Goheen (Susanna) and Angela Thennes. She is Nanny to her four grandchildren Anthony Natale (Nathalie), Bethany Thennes, Jennifer Golobic (Stephen), and Michael Goheen, and her three great-grandchildren, A.J. and Maximo Natale and Zoe Golobic. She is preceded in death by her son Robert Jacob Henry Goheen (Jake). She is survived by her brother Ron Mannz (Sandy), her sister-in-law Ruth McClintock (Roger), sister-in-law Velma Finnern (Roger), and also by her nephew & nieces, Mike Mannz (Shannon), Andrea Marshall (Andy). Roger S. McClintock (Mary Beth), Susan McClintock, Robb McClintock (Ulla) Sara Angleton (Paul), Mike Finnern (Debbie), Geoffrey Finnern (Laurie). Although Pat never completed a formal advanced degree, she exhibited a lifelong joy of learning. She had a vast array of interests including reading, studying history and politics, gardening, cooking, bird-watching, shopping, collecting antiques and traveling. You could always find her listening to the radio or television, especially current events and occasionally stand-up comedy. Family and friends were extremely important to her. She loved spending time with them and was particularly adept at giving gifts. She stayed in touch with several high school friends, particularly Alan and Judy Swope and Pat (Davis) Vollmer. She loved to visit her three aunts who were scattered across the country. One of Pat’s beloved memories was visiting northern Italy, especially Campo Canavese (twice), a small town in northern Italy from where her family emigrated. Another highlight was meeting the Clintons soon after moving to Arkansas. She also enjoyed attending the Hot Springs Film Festival several times. One of Pat’s greatest gifts was her ability to instantly connect to others from all walks of life. It was not uncommon for her to meet a stranger and walk away with a friend in just a few hours. She was a phenomenal storyteller with a wry sense of humor. She was warm and inviting and so many people were touched by her energy and enthusiasm for life. We were endlessly entertained by her and her empathy and advice will be missed tremendously. She was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Benton. A memorial service will be held Saturday June 12th at 1pm at Smith-Benton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to either Benton First United Methodist Church (www.fumcbenton.org) or National Public Radio (npr.org). Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Tommy “Dean” Weeks, 60, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away May 6, 2021. He was born December 10, 1960 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Thomas and Peggy (Reed) Weeks. Dean was a very friendly person who never met a stranger. He loved everything having to do with the Arkansas Razorbacks! Dean enjoyed bowling and was a member in leagues for many years. He was a blessing to his mother and helped others in any way he could, despite his health. Preceding Dean in death is his father, Thomas R. Weeks; and his grandparents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Peggy Weeks of Little Rock, Arkansas; brother, Ricky Weeks of Ward, Arkansas; sister, Amanda Weeks of Little Rock, Arkansas; aunts: Okla Wood and Toby Burnett and husband Ken, both of Little Rock; uncle, Ronald Reed of Bryant, Arkansas; and many relatives and friends who love Dean and will miss him always. Visitation will be held 2:00-3:00 PM, Tuesday, May 11, with funeral service, officiated by Bro. Jeff Dial, following at 3:00 PM at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street in Benton, Arkansas. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Kessie Rochelle Ritchey-Gray, 33, of Alexander, Arkansas passed away May 6, 2021. She was born August 14, 1987 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Teresa Gail Dorsey Gryder and Timothy Lynn Ritchey. Kessie was a certified dental assistant and massage therapist. She adored her two sons who were the most important parts of her life. Kessie was a feisty thing who was very adventurous and had a zest for life and all life’s experiences. She was a spit fire who didn’t have a filter, she said exactly what she thought and meant every word. She was very opinionated and had a colorful way with words. Kessie expressed herself through her body, whether it was with her dancing or by her tattoos. She had a smile that would light up the room and beautiful eyes which will be missed by all who knew her. Preceding Kessie in death are her grandparents: M.C. Dorsey, Bonnie Dorsey, W.M. Carmel Ritchey, and Daris Ritchey. She leaves behind to cherish her memory two sons: Bryton Clement and Kye Beard; mother, Teresa Gryder and husband James; father, Timothy Ritchey and wife Gina; sister, Timika Nicholas and husband Eric; and many more relatives and friends who love Kessie and will miss her always. Celebration of life will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM, Monday, May 10, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street in Benton, Arkansas. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Lillian Boen Hogue, age 87, left this earthly home and entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 6, 2021. She was born November 4, 1933 in Mayflower, AR to James L. and Jewel Speights. Lillian was a nurse for over 45 years and loved her patients and they all loved her. She loved to travel, read, and do jigsaw puzzles which were always given to family and friends. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Benton for over 50 years and a member of the sanctuary choir. Mrs. Hogue was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James L. Speights, Jr. and Wendell Speights; two sisters, Jo Ann Riggan and Yvonne Mills; son-in-law, Calvin Turbyfill; daughter-in-law, Pam Cash; granddaughter, Nicole Cash, and husbands, Delbert Boen and Dr. Paul Hogue. Survivors include her children, Debbie Turbyfill, Randy Cash (K), Lorna Higgins (Bill), and Leonard Boen (Laurie), step daughter, Phyllis Boen, 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews and beloved friends. She loved her family dearly and was always there to help. We know we’ll all be together again one day. A time of visitation will be held Wednesday May 12, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (315-4047). Graveside funeral service is 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 13th at Smith-New Rosemont Cemetery in Benton with Father Russ Snapp officiating. Mrs. Hogue’s grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.
“Craig Daniel “Danny” Bratton passed away on Monday, May 10th, 2021 at the age of 37. Craig was born on January 8th, 1984 to Diana Ritchie and Timothy Bratton. He was married to Danielle François Bratton on December 8th, 2007 and their child Chloe Bratton was born on October 16th, 2008. He began his business, Volo Performance, in his garage in 2008. Since then it has grown to be a great success with retail sales and distribution partnerships worldwide. Craig had recently accomplished a dream of his to move his family to Las Vegas, NV where they spent a lot of time together hiking and biking outdoors, appreciating the vast array of dining experiences Las Vegas has to offer, and going on various adventures in their new home state. He also loved to play video games with his close group of friends in his spare time. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Danielle Bratton, his daughter Chloe Bratton, his mother Diana Ritchie and stepfather Gerald Ritchie, his father Timothy Bratton and stepmother Aliece Bratton, his brother David Bratton and sister-in-law Kari Bratton as well as his nephew David “DJ” Bratton Jr. A memorial service and visitation will be held at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant, AR on Monday May 17th, 2021 from 12-2pm. All are welcome.” Visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.
Maria Emma Munoz Perez, 87 of Bryant passed away on May 7, 2021. She was born on February 10,1934 to the late, Juan and Teresa Munoz in Escobares, Texas. Emma was a housewife and loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with her whole heart, they were the apple of her eye. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, shopping, Nascar Racing, Walker Texas Ranger, bingo, WWE, hummingbirds and her pets. Emma is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Adalberto Perez Sr. and three brothers, Pedro (Hilda) Munoz, Rueben (Lydia) Munoz and Victor (Juanita) Munoz. She is survived by her loving children, Lupita Blackwelder (Ken Walker), Roy (Otilia) Perez, Sylvia (Ron) Washko, Adalberto(Pabla) Perez Jr. and Jeni Perez; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; four brothers and sisters, Anjelita (Manuel) Perez, Ofelia (Baltazar) Salinas, Maria Elena (Conrado) Rosa and Ismael (Maria) Munoz, Juanita Munoz she consider like a sister and a host of family and friends who all love her and will miss her dearly. The family will hold a private service at a later date. To sign online guestbook visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.