Archive - Feb 15, 2013
DeLena Peterson, 92, of Bauxite passed away Feb. 13.Â She was born April 5, 1920, in the Shaw Community to the late James Albert and Anna Mae Brazil Kentner. Delena attended West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 73 years, John T. Peterson; three sisters, Sophie Miller, Emma Whitfield and Imogene Thurston; and four brothers, James Kentner, John Kentner, Jeff Kentner and Joe Kentner.
Phyllis Rickard Peters, 73, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12. She was born Jan. 10, 1940 in Paron.
Phyllis graduated from Benton High School in 1957 and went on to get her master's degree in education. She was a retired teacher and reading specialist in Louisiana, and was employed as a tutor by the Boys & Girls Club of Saline County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ringgold, La. She also was a member of the Louisiana Association of Educators, Caddo Association of Educators, and Pi Beta Phi.
Dennis Keith Smith, 62, of Sherwood formerly of Benton, passed away Monday, Feb. 11.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Rush Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy Clayton Smith; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith Allen and Kris Smith of Sherwood, Chad Clayton and Sarah Smith of Bentonville; four grandsons, Grant, Trent, Ben and Ethan Smith; his mother, Dorothy Smith Jones of Benton; two brothers, Lonnie Smith of White Hall and Travis Smith of Benton; two sisters, Reba Miller of Albuquerque, N.M., and Kay McCardle of Phoenix, Ariz.