Archive - Nov 18, 2013
Mary J. Montalvo, age 61, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 after a lengthy battle with Lou Gehrigâ€™s disease. She was born Oct. 13, 1952 in Little Rock, AR to Joe and Uldine Herring. Mary was a graduate of Benton High School Class of 1971 and was employed at Smith Caldwell Drug for over 15 years. She was an active member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church where she taught AWANA. She was preceded in death by her father and her late husband, Daryl L. Wells.
Shirley M. Butzlaff, 86, of Bryant went to be with her Lord on Nov.15, 2013.Â She was born on Nov. 4, 1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Â Shirley was a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.Â She was a mother and homemaker who enjoyed flower gardening, shopping, eating out, and cooking for her grandchildren.Â
On November 14, 2013, Jesus received a "big hug" when Joyce Evelyn Clark, 89, went to be with the Lord.Â She was born to Saline Cairo and Ruth Griffin on May 14, 1924 in Kingsland.Â Evelyn was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother.Â Her family always came first; she loved doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren.Â She was a great cook and enjoyed family get togethers.Â Evelyn was a member ofÂ First Baptist Church in Benton and enjoyed fellowship with her Sunday School class.Â
Carrie Nell Burks, 92, Warren, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Chapel Woods Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Cleveland County, a daughter of the late Tom Burks and Lillie Endsley Burks. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a longtime beautician and started Carrie Nells Beauty Shop in Warren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl A Burks, whom she married in 1936; he died in 1973. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Joe Burks, Preston Burks, Calvin Burks, Travis Burks; and a sister. Ruthie Mae Childress.