Archive - Oct 17, 2013
Lorene Boyd Newcomb, 93, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. She was born Oct. 27, 1919 in Benton. Lorene was a housewife and had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton since 1946.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John P. Boyd and Ruth Ann Moore Boyd; her husband, J. C. Newcomb; her brothers, John David and James Boyd; and her sisters, Emma Ruth Bryant and Evelyn Blakley.
Lorene was an avid china painter.
Mary Lois (Hollinger) Pearson, 89, of Bauxite died Oct. 14, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born July 18, 1924, in Prattsville, to the late John Wesley and Nancy (Roberts) Hollinger.
She was a secretary for Kraft Foods of Little Rock and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Sardis. She taught Sunday School at various churches for more than 60 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. "Woody" Pearson; a sister, Joann Walters; and four brothers, Dennis, Bernice, Charles and Ralph Hollinger.
John H. Manasco, 84, of Benton passed away Oct. 13, 2013, at Fort Roots. Born May 15, 1929, in Beebe, he was the son of Louis Frank Manasco and Bertha Manasco.
Mr. Manasco was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his sons, John H. Manasco Jr. and David Louis Manasco.
He is survived by his children, Sheila Standley, Tammy Harrison and Jeff Manasco; and many other relatives and friends.