Archive - Dec 14, 2012
Harvey Boyd "Slick" Reeves, 80, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Little Rock.Â He was born March 2, 1932 in Humphrey, to the late Hazel and Melda Iona Moore.
Harveyâ€™s greatest joy came from working.Â He was involved in carpentry, construction, excavation and gardening. Most recently his best times were spent digging for the plumbers and working in the raised bed community garden. He always enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado, deer clubs all over Arkansas and a good ride on an unbroken horse.
Our precious Briley Faith Turner went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Dec. 11, after she was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) on Oct., 11, 2012. She courageously fought for her life, but was ready to go to her eternal home. God used Briley to touch many lives in her 61 days here on Earth. We couldnâ€™t be prouder of our little girl.
Briley met her great-grandparents, Gigi, Grandad and Papaw in Heaven.
Barbara Frances "Sissy" (Williams) Wilkins died Dec. 10, 2012, in Flower Mound, Texas.
Barbara was born Oct. 6, 1940, in Benton to Edward "Doc" Arlee Williams and Glennie Williams. She was a Jehovah's Witness.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents and her son, James Terry Williams.
She is survived by her sons, Michael Dean Carroll of Tioga, Texas, and Corwin Wilkins of Phoenix, Ariz.; and her daughter, Dana Griffin of Jonesboro.
No service is planned.
DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 294, Tioga, TX 76271.
Hubert S. Puckett, Jr. 84, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11. He was born March 27, 1928, in Rose City.
He had been a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church since 1970. He taught a menâ€™s Bible study and was a deacon.
Our beloved father, Joseph Womack, surrounded by family, entered into eternal life Dec. 1.
Dad was born in Nashville, Tenn., on July 5, 1927. After graduating from Hillsboro High and attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, he joined the U.S. Navy. Following World War II, he returned home to Nashville. In 1949, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He later earned a masterâ€™s degree in electronics and instrumentation from the University of Arkansas.
Elton Dewayne Shepherd, 55, of Beebe, formerly of Bauxite, passed away Friday, Dec. 7.Â He was born Nov. 4, 1957, to the late Herman and Mary Shepherd.
Elton graduated from Bauxite High School, where he played football and basketball and ran track.Â His nickname was â€śCoolâ€ť in school, and he was proud to be a Bauxite Miner.