Archive - Feb 12, 2013
Donald Gray McMillan, 86, of Benton passed away Thursday, Feb. 7.Â
He was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Little Rock, to the late Eugene McMillan and Maye Morehead McMillan.Â He was preceded in death by his sister, Marguerite McMillan; and by his brothers, William McMillan and Ray McMillan.
He was a 1945 graduate of Pine Bluff High School, attended Louisiana Tech University and was a 1951 graduate of the University of Arkansas, where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.
Betty M. Wilson, 79, passed away at Saline Memorial Hospice on Feb. 9.Â
She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Wilson and Rick Wilson; and two grandsons, Jonathan Wilson and Jason Wilson.Â
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jack Wilson; daughter Linda Gasaway and husband Bruce; grandson Steven Wilson; granddaughter Ashleigh Adams and husband Brian; and three great-grandchildren.
Family graveside service will be today at 3:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.Â Arrangements provided by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton.Â
Emery L. Smith Jr., 83, of Benton passed away Saturday, Feb. 9. He was born April 21, 1930, in England.Â Mr. Smith was a master plumber, a self-employed equipment operator and a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery L. Smith Sr. and Hassie M. Smith; brother Jerry Smith; and three sisters, Agnes Wilson, Lucille Garrett and Juanita Hughes.