Archive - Jan 2013
Maxine Mae (Rice) Wilkins, 87, of southwest Little Rock passed away Friday, Jan. 18. She was born March 13, 1925, in Red Fork, to the late Thomas Jefferson and Lela Mae Rice.
She was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Little Rock. Preceding her in death was a brother, James Doyle Rice of Dumas.
Maxine was a nurse before she married Robert Wilkins, who also preceded her in death. She was a lifelong Arkansas resident and spent the remainder of her life as a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Her church was integral to her daily life in Little Rock.
Thomas Joseph Massanelli, 73, of Benton passed away Jan. 18. He was born May 31, 1939, in Pine Bluff. Thomas retired from Alcoa and Heavy Equipment Co., and was an avid golfer.
He Â was preceded in death by his parents, Caesar and Elena Magnini Massanelli; his wife, Susan Massanelli; two brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his son, Michael Masssanelli of Benton; a daughter, Carol Ann Massanelli of Little Rock; two brothers, Caesar Massanelli of Hot Springs Village and James Massanelli of Hot Springs; two sisters, Rose Glove of Hot Springs and Lena Owen of Star City.
Kenneth Holdman, born Jan. 22, 1938, of Benton, went to be with our dearly beloved father in Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:15 a.m., having reached his 75th birthday.Â Both Ken and his wife are members of Fellowship Bible Church in Benton.
Ken was an avid golfer and a devoted father, husband and grandfather and his spirit will be celebrated in Heaven as well as on Earth.Â He finished out his final round of golf having set the standard for all those who follow in his footsteps.Â Â