Archive - 2012
Bettye Lou Wade, 68 of Mabelvale, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, in Little Rock.
She was born July 25, 1944, in Morton to the late John and Mary (Cain) Smith. Bettye was a generous, loving woman who lived a full life. She got no greater joy than spending time with her grandchildren. She was at every ball game and event they were involved in. Her passion was taking care of her family and she will be missed by all who knew her.
Warren Steward Smith, 94, of Haskell, passed from this life on Sunday, September 23.Â He was born April 2, 1918 at Haskell to the late Henry Steward and Maude Belle Cornett Smith. Mr. Smith was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and a beloved member and life-long resident of the Haskell community. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who loved spending time with his family and friends. Warren will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
JoAnn Payne, 70, formerly of Benton, died Saturday, Sept. 22. JoAnn was a native of Mobile County, Ala., and a longtime resident of Satsuma, Ala.
JoAnn lived in Benton for 10 years and worked in the purchasing department of Alcoa. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by son, David; her father, Jasper Gleason; her mother, Evelyn Jackson; and stepfather, Jesse Jackson.