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October 18th

Lacerine Smith Bell

October 18, 2012

Lacerine Smith Bell, 86, of Malvern died Friday, Oct. 12, in a Hot Springs hospital.
She was born in Tulip to the late Rev. Willie B. Smith and Mattie Baugh Smith. She was a retired LPN at the Arkansas State Hospital in Benton (Benton Services Center) and she was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church
Lacerine was predeceased by her parents; her husband, William Bell; three brothers, William T. "Dub" Smith, John E. Smith, Sr. and Henry Smith; five sisters: Mary Smith, Coretta Smith, Willie Green, Ortha Walker and Bernice Lambert

Myrtle Irene McGee

October 18, 2012

Myrtle Irene McGee, 88, of Benton passed away October 16.  She was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Cade County, Okla., to the late George Arthur and Stella Simon Noah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by husband, James McGee of Benton; a sister, Doris Faye Jackson of Traskwood; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, by Ashby Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kim Hammer officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairplay Cemetery.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home.

Linda Linton Miller

October 18, 2012

Linda Linton Miller, 69, of Benton, surrounded and embraced by her loving family, passed away Oct. 11, 2012. 
She was a devoted daughter, mother, wife and teacher.  Linda was preceded in death by her father, William Linton.

James Ray Coburn

October 18, 2012

James Ray Coburn, 81, of Benton, passed away Sunday, October 14.  He was born October 4, 1931 in Benton to the late Jim and Lillian Coburn.  Mr. Coburn was a U.S. Army Veteran, retired from Reynolds and a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John David Coburn and a sister, Jo Wright.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia Coburn; two nephews, Danny Wright and wife, Beth of Lonoke and Curt Wright and wife, Susie of Hot Springs and many extended family and friends.

Raymond Thomas 'Shorty' Bethard

October 18, 2012

Raymond Thomas “Shorty” Bethard, 94, of Benton died Sunday, Oct. 14, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. He was born April 26, 1918, in Fouke. Shorty was retired from McCoy Couch Furniture. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having serve with the 46th Seabees Battalion., and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas G. Bethard and Ettie Johnson Bethard; his wife, Merle Browning Bethard; two brothers; and three sisters. 

Imogene Tittle

October 18, 2012

Imogene Tittle, 65 of Benton passed away Oct. 13. She was born May 23, 1947 to the late Jessie Newton Jr. and Ina Pearl Fox in Amity.
Imogene was a very loving and devoted mother, grandma and sister; her family was the light of her life.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and having "beauty days" in which she had her hair and nails done.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmie Tittle; three brothers, Jimmy, Jerry Lee and Gary Wayne Fox; and one sister, Linda Sue Fox.

Linda Linton Miller

October 18, 2012

Linda Linton Miller, 69, of Benton, surrounded and embraced by her loving family, passed away Oct. 11, 2012. 
She was a devoted daughter, mother, wife and teacher.  Linda was preceded in death by her father, William Linton.

Lloyd Vernon Ivey

October 18, 2012

Lloyd Vernon Ivey, Sr., 80, of Benton, passed away October 11.  He was born July 19, 1932 in Slocumb, to the late Ira and Hattie Henthorne Ivey.  Lloyd was retired from the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Freddie Greer and brother, William Guest.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Mae Ivey of Benton, sons, Eddie Greer and wife, Janice, Lloyd Ivey, Jr. and wife, Donna, daughters, Phillisa Baker and Anna Bowdle, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Fran L. Marr

October 18, 2012

Fran L. Marr, 69, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, October 9.  She was born in Bauxite on September 11, 1943 to the late Homer Lobbs and Effie (Hicks) Lobbs.  She was a homemaker and a member of Mars Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Bauxite. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Eula May Neighbors and one brother, Junior Lobbs.

Pauline “Polly” Evans

October 18, 2012

Pauline “Polly” Evans, 82, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.  She was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Tyronza to the late Jessie M. and Maud Lee Davidson Long. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Evans, who passed away in 1999; and one son, James D. Evans, who passed away in 2005.

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