Vander Jewel Deaton, 92 of Benton, passed away October 10, 2016. He was born April 18, 1924 in Saline County to the late Willis and Esther Burgess Deaton. Vander was a long time member of Salem United Methodist Church, retired from Reynolds Metals Corp after 38 years and served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Herbert Deaton and great grandson, Colin Zeitler. Vander is survived by his wife, Mary Willene Deaton of Benton, son, John (Janice) Deaton of Gravette, Arkansas, daughter, Melissa (Rod) Matte of College Station, Texas, grandchildren, Wendy (Ryan) Zeitler, Stephanie Deaton McLeod, Meghan (Lucas) Gregory, Pamela (Nathan) Roberson and Justin Deaton, great grandchildren, Clayton, Eli, Aaron and Brett Zeitler, Elizabeth, Lane and Hannah Gregory, Payton, Nolan and Vance Roberson. A visitation will be held at Ashby Funeral Home, Friday, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at Salem United Methodist Church on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Carlton Cross officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church. . On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Jerry Glenn Wood, 69 of Bauxite, passed away October 11, 2016. He was born April 4, 1947 in Bauxite to the late Phillip and Myrtice McCool Wood, Sr. Jerry was retired from Alcoa. Jerry is survived by his son, Jerry Wood, Jr of Bauxite, daughter, Jerri Lynn Wood of Austin, Texas, brothers, Charles Wood of Benton and Phillip Warren Wood, Jr. of Alabama, sister, Patricia Ledbetter of Tull, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren, girl friend, Linda Byrd of Hot Springs. Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Nancy Taylor, his caregiver, for all her loving care during this difficult time. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Merle King, 92, of Benton, AR passed away October 11th, 2016. She was born in Bauxite, AR, August 6, 1924 To Frank & Edyth Kirkpatrick. She was the first female Sam Walton chose to become an assistant store manager which led to a total of 44 years spent with Walmart as both a manager and an hourly associate. Her work with Walmart was spent primarily with various assignments to all 3 Benton stores. She also served at the Sheridan and McGehee Walmart stores and spent several years on special assignments to perform fixture and merchandise set-up of new stores from Florida to Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Dan and Maud Walden, her parents, brothers Paul & John Kirkpatrick, second husband Leroy King and her first husband, and father of her three children, Joe M. Prichard. Her second oldest son Kirk passed in 2006. She is survived by her daughter Susan Prichard Biggs, husband Randy Biggs of Benton, and grandchild Kelly Garrett and great grandchildren Emily Ward and Cole Garrett; and step-grandchildren, by Susan, Amy, Jacob & Brandon. Step-grandchildren Gabriel, Maddie, and Greta. Grandchildren by deceased Kirk Prichard are, April, Adam, Lon, & Matthew; Great Grandchildren Laura, Luke, Evanne, Tarin, Serenity & Kaden. Step-children of second husband Leroy include Linda, Marylyn & Julie and step-grandchildren Heather, Christian, Mary, Jason, Janell, & Jeremy. Son, Doug Prichard of Fayetteville, his wife Barbara, and children Eric, Jim, Brandon and J.D. Prichard. Grandchildren Jessica, Paige & Caden. She took a special patriotic pride in her nine close relatives who have served our country in the military- brother John, Navy in WWII, Navy husband Joe Prichard survived Pearl Harbor and participated in South Pacific campaigns. Brother Paul served as a Lieutenant in Korea. Son, Retired Army LTC Doug Prichard served part of his career in Vietnam. All four of Doug’s sons have also served. Eric, former Army Captain and Brandon Prichard, Army Sgt. Still serving are Jim, Air Force Colonel (Pilot), and Army Physician, Major J.D. Prichard. Kirk Prichard’s son Adam served in the Navy. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 14 at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 15 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Smith Rosemont Cemetery.
Mary Catherine Collins, 94 of Traskwood, passed away October 13, 2016. She was born September 9, 1922 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, James L. and Rosie Garrett Davis, husband, Bill Collins, brothers, George Davis and James Lee Davis. Mary is survived by sons, Mike Powell of Dallas, Texas and Paul Powell of Sheridan, daughters, Deborah Hudspeth of Traskwood, Janice Broom of Golden, Colorado, Brenda McDonald of Pottsville, Arkansas and brother, Houston Davis of Grand Cane, La, grandchildren, Paul Lawrence Hamilton of Miami, Florida, Brian Quinn of Little Rock and Jaime Keys of Russellville, great grandchildren, Grayson and Grant Keys. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
W.T. (Bill) Detherage, 90, of the East End Community (Saline County) died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Hospice Home Care facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, following an extended illness. Bill leaves his wife of 69 years, Mary Pearl (Pool) Detherage; his daughter, Debbie Detherage Ward (Neal); his son, Tom Detherage (Connie); four grandchildren, Beth Detherage Dority (Andrea), Nicole Ward Blood (Nick), Drew Detherage, and Natalie Ward Allen (John); four great grandchildren, Alyssa Jo Richmond, Jack Ward Allen, Kensley Mae Blood, and Josephina Pearl Allen; brother-in law, Dorman Preston Speer (Carolyn / Melba), so many cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Claud Detherage and Alice (McGill) Detherage Henderson, his step-father Monroe Henderson, his brother Leon Detherage. Bill was born November 10th, 1925 in Sulfur Springs, Arkansas. He was raised in Lonsdale, Arkansas, and he graduated from Rural Dale School in 1943. Bill served in the United States Navy from February, 1944 until May, 1946. He received two Bronze Stars from the Philippine Liberation campaign and two Bronze Stars from the Asiatic-Pacific campaign. His highest rank in the United States Navy was Gunner’s Mate Third Class. Bill also served in the United States Army Reserves, and the United States army from 1961 to 1962, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. Bill’s occupation was as an electrician. He worked for several companies throughout his life, but he retired in 1986 from the Teletype Corporation (AT&T Alcatel-Lucent). Visitation will Tuesday, October 18th, at Ashby Funeral Home (Benton, Arkansas) from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Services will be held Wednesday, October 19th, at 2:00 PM at Ashby Funeral Home, and he will be interred in a family plot at Ten Mile Cemetery in Lonsdale, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Ten Mile Cemetery (we do not know address). Pall Bearers: Tim Elrod, Doug Speer, Jerry Warford, Eddie Warford, Charles Detherage, Gary Detherage, Paul McCollough, Darrell Ford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ten Mile Cemetery Fund c/o Jerry Westerman 16076 Hwy 70 Benton, Arkansas 72019. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Keagan Anthony-Wade Schweikle, 17, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016. He was born on August 18, 1999, in Benton, to parents Piper Partridge and Dominic Schweikle. He was a junior at Harmony Grove High School, where he was a member of the baseball team. Keagan lived in Naples, Florida for most of his childhood. He loved baseball, fishing, music and playing video games. He is survived by his parents, Piper Partridge, of Benton, and Dominic Schweikle, of Naples, Florida, two brothers Nick and Jack Schweikle of Naples, Florida, grandparents Dr. Lewis and Sandra Partridge of Benton, Tony and Phyllis Schweikle of Naples, Florida, and Sue Schweikle of Durango, Colorado. Additionally, he had numerous aunts, uncles, half-siblings, cousins, and friends who loved him dearly. A celebration of Keagan’s life will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Benton’s First United Methodist Church with Reverend Ben Crismon and Reverend Zeke Allen officiating. Visitation will be held at Ashby Funeral Home on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the Jodie Partridge Center in Dumas, Arkansas or Union Rescue Mission in Little Rock, Arkansas. The family wishes to thank the communities of Benton, Arkansas and Naples, Florida for the outpouring of love and support they’ve shown during this difficult time. Honorary Pallbearers; Nick Schweikle, Jack Schweikle, Tucker Partridge, Fletcher Partridge, Landon Whitaker. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Glenda Sadler, 75, of Bauxite, passed away Tuesday, October 18th. She was born on June 21, 1941, to Donald and Ila Magby. She was a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Don Sadler. She is survived by her children: Greg Sadler of Collinsville, OK, Amy Green (Robert), Marty Sadler (Shannon) and Carol Baker (Brian) of Benton; grandchildren: Sarabeth Miller (Tyler), Katie Sadler, Lauren Cook, Emily Sadler, Henry Sadler, Preston Green, Nathan Green, Blaine Sadler, Jon Sadler, Kane Sadler, Paige Eubanks, Zack Baker, Jeremy Baker and Brianna Baker; great-grandchildren Linda Cook and Aayden Sadler; brother: Gerald Magby (Linda); sister: Cherry Ham and sisters-in-law: Arrita Sadler and Shirley Whatley. She loved to laugh and always cared for those in need and especially loved children. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart. We thank all those friends, relatives and medical personnel that have cared for us and our sweet, loving mother during her illness. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 20th, from 5-7 pm at West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church with a memorial service following at 7pm. Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock 72205, West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church, Saline Memorial Hospice House or Charity of Choice. Walker Thurman Harrell, 90 of Sardis, Arkansas passed away October 18, 2016. He was born October 3, 1926 in Cato, Arkansas to the late Horace Madison and Ethel McPike Harrell. He was retired from Reynolds Metals as a Millwright Maintenance Mechanic. Walker was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a Navy Veteran. He loved to garden, hunt, fish and spend time with his family. Walker was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 51 years, Lillian Beatrice Beall Harrell, brothers, Austin, Frankie, Joe and Charles, sisters, Freeda, Katherine. He is survived by his children, Henry Allen and wife, Carron, Thurman and wife, Carole, Norma, Donna and husband, Terry, grandchildren, Robert, John Todd, Jody Allen, Maddison, Nikki, Bree and Shelby, great grandchildren, Johnathon, Erin, Elijah Walker, Macie, Tucker Allen, Amelia, Ancil, Carter, Jude, brothers, Leo, David, Bobby, sisters, Martha and Eva; a host of nieces, nephews and extended family. Pallbearers will be Howard Winkler, Jerry Wade Harrell, Jody Harrell, John Todd Harrell, Eli Harrell, Johnathon Harrell, Dave Johnston and David Johnston. Church Services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 1:00 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Sardis with Bro. Rick Porter officiating. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery in Sardis. Visitation will be at Ashbys, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Ann Ruth (Hawkins) Gardner, age 71, of Alexander, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016. She was born March 28, 1945 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker and a member of Benton First Assembly of God. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Albert Marcus Gardner; two sons, Marcus Allan and Dwight Nathaniel; two daughters-in-law, Deborah and Ashley; brother, Laffy Hawkins; sister-in-law, Cindy; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Della Mae Dalton, age 74, of Alexander passed away Sunday October 23, 2016 at her home. She was born July 8, 1942 in Benton. Della was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Leroy Clark and Mildred Ethel Wright Clark, daughter, Dana Lynn (Dee-Dee) Dalton. Survivors, Son, William Russell Dalton, Alexander; brothers, Tommy Clark II (Phyllis), Malvern; Donnie Clark (Tammy), Paron; sisters, Terry Taylor, Houston, Arkansas; Ruth Ann Swain, Alexander; two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday at Walnut Grove Cemetery Little Rock by Ashby Funeral Home. Minister will be Tommy Clark II. Pallbearers: Donnie Clark, Tommy Clark, Pete Clark, Albert Clark, Jessie Clark, Tommy Clark II, Honorary: Jess Howell, Jonathan Howell. Online guest book at ashbyfuneralhome.com
Our beloved Meghan Collins, age 37, went to be in the loving arms of Lord Jesus yesterday, Monday, October 24, 2016. Meghan is survived by her husband of ten years, Walter “Tommy” Houpy; her father, Gregory Collins of Glen Falls, New York; her mother, Dianne Keller Gonzales of Long Island, New York; three brothers, Warren and Jason Collins, of Long Island, New York and Sean Collins of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Meghan also leaves behind her dogs, Peyton and Sage, along with Piper the cat. Meghan was a member of Trinity Church in Hot Springs. She moved to Arkansas a little over ten years ago, where she continued using her extensive knowledge in the HVAC industry. Meghan worked for the Michael Sales Group. Meghan enjoyed shooting her guns, at least once a week, or whenever she found time to get to the range. She was an accurate shot. Meghan also constantly added to her extensive “kicks” collection. She loved to fish, whether from the banks or out on the canoe. She also loved her Detroit Tigers, Redwings, Lions and Wolverines. There are so many that have been affected by her absence. She will always be remembered for her sense of humor and quick wit. A celebration to honor Meghans’ life will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of CedarVale Funeral Home Hot Springs Village. Memorials may be made to: Potters Clay 110 Crescent Ave. Hot Springs, AR 71909 In the memo field note: “In loving memory of Meghan Collins” Arrangements entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home in Hot Spring Village. Please write a tribute for the family at [email protected]
Arthur Walter Dedic, 82, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016.He was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 16, 1934 to the late Walter and Josephine Dedic. Arthur graduated from Holy Trinity Catholic School in 1951. He was in the armed forces where he served in the Army Engineer Corp Battalion 80 5th. He worked for ADT and retired after 38 years. He married the love of his life Marie on June 16, 1962. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling and an avid Cubs and Bears fan. He is survived by his wife Marie Dedic, son Scot Dedic and wife Pam; Daughter Debbie Steiner and husband Scott. He also leaves behind Grandchildren, Bradley Dedic, Janelle Dedic, Jacob Steiner, Cody Steiner and Ryan Steiner. Services will be at a later date. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home in Hot Springs Village, AR.
Jonathon “Jon” David Barrett 53, of Alexander, passed away October 10, 2016. He was born October 2, 1963 to Robert and Linda Barrett in Linwood, California. He is survived by his beloved wife Lynda Kay Barrett, his daughters Ashley and Blaze, his step-children Jeffery, Brian, Angela, and Jeromy-as well as eight grandsons and four granddaughters. Jon was a comical man that left a trail of laughter wherever he went. He loved his family greatly and was always willing to offer a helping hand when someone was in need. He will be remembered always and greatly missed. Please join his loved ones in celebrating his life in a memorial service on Monday October 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant.
JoAnn Paulette, 77 of Bauxite, Arkansas passed away October 14, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born June 21, 1939 to John Hanson and Catherine Thornton Hanson in Little Rock, AR. She loved her family, putting together photo albums of kids, grandkids and great grandkids, playing dominoes, “golf” card game, shopping and loved her dogs, Tina and Toby. She was the owner and operator of a family owned Country Store in Sardis, Arkansas for many years. She was of the Catholic faith, a devout Christian, and loved Jesus. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Jimmy Don “Little Jim” Waddles. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Vick Paulette; brother, John Hanson (Paul); five children, Victor E. Paulette, III (Carolyn), Tim Paulette (Missy), Kathy Henry, Elaine Paulette, and Melody Waddles (Jimmy Don); nineteen grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 1:00 PM at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant. Visitation will be Monday, October 17, 5:00 – 7:00PM, at the funeral home. Rev. Emil L. Woerner will be officiating. To sign online guestbook visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com
Betty Ann Thomason passed away October 15, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Wilson and Euna Wilson; sister, Louise Carter; brother, Wayne Wilson and grandson, Patrick Hilborn. She is survived by daughter, Lisa Davis; son, Ronald Thomason; granddaughter, Cassie; two brothers, Jim Wilson and Wife Devona and Dan Wilson and wife, Annette and multiple nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Bishop Park in the Senior Center from 6-8 PM. Arrangements provided by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant. To sign online guest book visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
Sandra Kay Keim, 63 of Bryant passed away October 16, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born September 20, 1953 to the late, Arney Golleher and Louise Henry. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Keim and sister, Lois Ogden. Sandra is survived by her four children, Tommy Holt, Nate Jones Jr. (Gina), Stephanie Rossa (Mike) and Chris Hutcheson (Jessica); nine grandchildren, Nickolas (Mary), Tiffany (Darren), Brian, Allen, Kristen, Katalina, Jeffrey, Chrispen and Samantha; one great grandchild, Daisy; several aunts, uncles and cousins who all loved her and will miss her dearly. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Trinity Baptist Church in Benton with Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant to help with funeral expenses. The family would like to send a special thank you to Southern Trace and Hospice House of Bryant for taking good care of our mother. Family will gather after services at 309 South East Street, Benton, Arkansas. Food can be dropped off at this location beginning at 11:30 AM. To sign online guest book visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
Sharon Kay Boehm 68, of Benton passed away October 25, 2016. She was born October 28, 1947 to Quienten Felker and Emma White Holder in Seminole, Texas. She loved to shop, loved her grandkids and her dog, Sally. Sharon was preceded in death by her mom, Emma Holder. She is survived by two loving daughters, Kimberly Earp (Curtis), Amanda LaComb (Roland); eleven grandchildren, Brandi, Andrew, Amy, Emma Grace. Caitlin, Maia, Chuan, Tanner, Jamarsha, Hezekiah, and Liam; six great-granchildren, Preston, Evalynn, Landon, Tye, Ethan, and Ashlynn. A celebration of life will be 11:00 – 1:00 Thursday, October 27, 2016. At Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant. To sign online guestbook visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com
James Ellis Heard, 78, of Benton passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant, Arkansas. He was born on November 8, 1937 in Leola, AR to the late Bishop Albert and Dessie Leona Heard. Mr. Heard had retired from Owosso Furniture Company in Benton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Rose Wells Heard, brothers, Bruce Heard, Carl Dewitt Heard, Odis Brumley, and Gerrell Heard, sisters, Mamie Mays and Fern Nolan, and a special friend, Bennie Batchelder. Survivors include son, Robert Dale Gambill and wife Tonya; daughter, Rita Carol Heard and Paul Miller; sister, Linda Beck and husband Lloyd; 4 grandchildren, Delanie Brooke Chandler, Ellis Edward Sellers, Megan Rose Sellers, and Harold Andrew Fletcher; 1 great granddaughter, Cadence Elissabeth Chandler, a dear friend, Harold Gloston, and nieces, nephews, and friends. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016 at McPherson Cemetery in Sardis with Robert Gambill officiating. Pallbearers are Eddie Sellers, Andrew Fletcher, Paul Miller, Harold Fletcher, Doug Fletcher, and Landon Miller. Guitar accompaniment by Landon Miller. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27th at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047).
Virginia Louise Spencer, 79, of Benton passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. She was born February 1, 1937 in Higdon, AR to the late Homer and Willie Barnes Tarkington. Mrs. Spencer was retired from Benton Services Center. Mrs. Spencer was also preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Bobby C. Spencer and one daughter, Debbie Lynn Griffith. She is survived by one daughter, Virginia (Joy) King; two sons, Kenneth F. (Buster) Goff and Rex Goff; one sister, Lois Parker, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander with Bro. David Harris officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, October 26th at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House, 23157 I-30, Bryant, AR 72022.
Mary Beth Hentschel Davis, age 83, of Benton, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016. She was born in Bauxite on December 6, 1932 to the late Olin Mize and Mary Ruth Rucker Mize. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Cecil A. Hentschel and her second husband, Ray Davis and one daughter, Cecilia Hentschel Tittle. Survivors include one son, Frank Hentschel and “Dottie” of Benton; one daughter, Laura Leigh Rogers of Benton; eight grandchildren, Jessica Lewallen, Cole Hentschel and wife Elizabeth, Loren Hentschel, Karis Hentschel, Jacob Rogers, Stephen Morrison, Kaitlyn Morrison, and Daniel Morrison; three great-grandchildren, Carson, Colson, Avery, and one soon to be great-grandson, William; one brother, Dale Mize and wife Peggy of Benton; three nieces, Brenda Mize, Robin Fuhrman, and Paula Dahm; two special friends, Evie and Al Cody, and her friends at Staner Mountain Hunting Club. A celebration of life will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 20, 2016 in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047). In lieu of flowers, the family would like for you to consider memorial donations be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Betty Lou Bond Gregory, 84, of Benton passed away Friday, October 7, 2016. She was born November 2, 1931 in Warren, AR to the late Gus and Juanita Green Bond. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas (Bill) Gregory. Betty was a member of 2nd Baptist Church in Little Rock for over 50 years and has been a member of New Life Baptist in Alexander (Salem Community) since moving to be close to family in 2002. She was a resident of Mt. Carmel Community for 3 years and most recently has been loved and cared for at Pleasant Hill Care Home in Benton. She is survived by her son, Paul and wife Cathy of Little Rock and her daughter, Ruthie Bain (Allen) of Benton. She is also survived by grandsons, Eric Bain (Amanda) and Chris Bain (Kirsten); great grandson, Jack Eli Bain all of Benton; brother Gayle Bond of Tucson, AZ, niece Rachel Torpey (Flip) of Southbury, CT, and cousin, Judith Nan Rogers of Clinton, MO. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 at New Life Baptist Church on Samples Road in Alexander with Dr. Sid Sample officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to service at the church. The family is grateful for the love and devotion she provided all these years and thankful to God for her sweet and gentle spirit, even when Alzheimer’s took over she remained as sweet as ever. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to New Life Baptist Church Building Fund, 10765 Samples Road, Alexander, AR 72002 or to Alzheimer’s Association Arkansas Chapter, 204 Executive Court, Suite 301, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Thomas Jeffery Burns, 49, of Benton, Arkansas passed away October 10, 2016. He was born June 8, 1967 in Cape Giradeau, Missouri to the late Robert and Marilyn Cazee Burns. Thomas leaves to cherish his memories two sons, Robert J. Burns and Theodore “Ted” Burns of Benton, Arkansas; five brothers, Robert S. Burns, Jake Burns, Josh Burns, Gene Windeknect, and David Windeknect; two sisters, Cindy Godsey and Kim Highley; fiancé, Kelly Lewis; and many more family members and friends who loved Thomas and will miss him always. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Guests may register online at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Charles R. Burks, 77, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016. He was born January 11, 1939, in Benton to the late C.R. (Charlie) and Etta Burks. He was a Navy veteran and worked at the U.S. Postal Service in Benton for 34 years. Charles loved the outdoors, golf, fishing, the Razorbacks and yard work. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren and was a wonderful husband, dad and grandfather. He was a founder and president of Future Panthers Football and Basketball and spent many hours coaching all his kids’ sports teams. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Gale Burks, an infant son Charles Patrick Burks, his parents, two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Dennis (Nancy) Burks of Jonesboro, David (Scarlett) Burks of Little Rock and Robin (James) Garrett of Benton; Eight grandchildren, Hope, Luke (Jennifer) and Rebecca Burks, Matt and Ryan Garrett, Noah, Jackson and Lilly Burks; and three sisters, Burla Love of Hot Springs, Dorothy Newport and Marie Kidd of Jacksonville. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren Hope Burks, Matt Garrett, Ryan Garrett, Jackson Burks and Rebecca Burks and his very special son-in-law James Garrett. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren, Charles Luke Burks, Noah and Lilly Burks and his long-time friends Chubb Adams, Lewis Greer, Bill McMahan, Ross Reeves and BobTarver. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Smith Rosemont Cemetery. You may leave condolences for the family at benton.smithfamilycares.com.
Cleveland Duain “Skip” Davis of Benton, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the age of 61. Skip was born to parents Grover Cleveland and Constance Annette Davis on March 19, 1955 in Benton, Arkansas. He is survived by his mother; daughter, Nina Davis and partner Vicki; grandson, Christopher Traylor; step-grandson, Jesse Nelson; sister, Linda Stuckey and her husband, Mickey; sister, Laura Headington and husband Ronny; niece, Meghan High and husband Will; nephews, Zack Headington and Ryan Stuckey; great-nephew, Hayden Headington and great niece, Keeley Headington. Skip was preceded in death by his father. Skip was an avid football fan who loved to show his support for the Bauxite Miners and for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He also enjoyed fishing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Saline County Humane Society to honor Skip’s love of animals, especially cats. The family is grateful for the condolences. A Reception Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M.– Noon, Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home at 322 North Market Street, Benton, Arkansas 72015. Online guest register: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Robert Henderson Stone, 91, went to be with the Lord on October 24, 2016. He was born November 14, 1924 to the late Raymond and Vera Stone in Little Rock. He was retired from Porocel Corporation. Robert was a member of Chicot Road Baptist Church and a Gideon. Survivors are his wife of 62 ½ years, Marjorie Stone; sons, Robbie Stone and wife Terri and Jeffrey Stone and wife Lauri; grandchildren, Taylor, Jason, Cody, Jessica Roof and husband Bryan; and sisters, Katherine Siebert and Patricia Frawley. Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M., Thursday, October 27, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home with burial following at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Visitation held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 26, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Gideons, Little Rock South Camp, PO Box 308, Mablevale, Arkansas 72103 or Chicot Road Baptist Church, 13301 Chicot Road, Mabelvale. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.