Archive - Feb 2013
Mary Ruth Dunn Harrison, 66, of Alexander went home to be with Jesus on Feb. 9.Â She was born in Hampton toÂ William Angus and Lillian Biggers.
Clarence Douglas James, 80, of Benton passed away Saturday, Feb 9.Â He was born in Harrisburg, to the late Virgil Adron James and Mary Lois Winningham James Davenport on Oct. 15, 1932.Â He was a graduate of Trumann High School and Arkansas State University and served in the U.S. Army for two years, the National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. His hobbies were spending time with his grandchildren and creating his inventions.
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.
Deborah L. Moore, age 72, of Benton passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.Â
She was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Livermore Falls, Maine.Â
Mrs. Moore worked at Saline Memorial Hospital and was a member of Geyer Springs Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Caroline Ward; and her husband, Guy Gordan Moore.
George Wendell McGhee, 76, of Alexander died Jan. 31 in Bryant.
He was born June 18, 1936, in Maryville, Tenn., to Charles and Jennie McGhee.
Gayle Reed, 72 of Little Rock went to be with her Lord on Feb. 6, with her family by her side.Â She was born on June 8, 1940 in Wichita, Kansas.
Gayle is preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, William "Dub" Reed; parents, Roy Kuykendall, Naomi "Kay" and Jack Caraveau; and brother, Stephen Roy Kuykendall.Â
Carolyn Layne Copeland Sneed, 77, of Quitman passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 6. She was born Thursday, July 11, 1935, in Quitman to the late David Layne "Buster" and Alta Vernette Herring Copeland.
Carolyn was of the Methodist faith and a member of the Quitman United Methodist Church.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a wonderful cook and her home was always open and anyone was welcome to come and have something to eat and drink. She was a member of Stacy Springs Extension Homemakers Club for several years.
Edith Ann Adams, 73, of Traskwood passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6.Â
She was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Benton to the late Hudie T. and Faye E. Couch Adams. Edith was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her brothers, Howard Adams and wife Deborah of Benton and Ronald Adams and wife Susan of Traskwood; a nephew, Justin Adams of New York; a niece, Donia Prada of Florida; and a cousin, Sarabel Leech.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Dale Beck officiating. Burial will follow at Traskwood Cemetery.