Archive - Jun 3, 2013
Clayton Chase Magby, 82, of Benton passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013.Â He was born March 22, 1931, in Hot Springs.
Mr. Magby was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Alcoa and a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Buell Magby; a brother, Donald Magby; and two sisters, Geneva Miller and Ellavonne Burks.
Marguerite Rosa Besancon, 99, of Benton passed peacefully through the gates of heaven on May 31, 2013. Born Feb 23, 1914 in Little Rock, she was a 1932 graduate of Little Rock Senior High and of the Lutheran faith.
She worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C., and the state of Texas, then established a career as an excellent colorist at Kings Photo Studio in Killeen, Texas, before moving back to Little Rock.
Jenny Bridges Skorupa, age 53, of Bryant went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 30, 2013m at St. Vincentâ€™s Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was born Sept. 3, 1959, at Millington Naval Air Station in Millington, Tenn., to the late Joseph Kindell Bridges and Franca Redini Bridges. She was a special education teacher with the Bryant School District for 20 years and a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant. She loved scrapbooking and making cards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, Mark Skorupa.
Paula Sue Smith passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at the age of 60.Â
She lived most of her life in Saline County where she was loved by family and friends.
Paula was a member of North Bryant Baptist Church.Â She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Erin Leah Keim; her parents, John L. and Mary Lou Smith; and a brother, (John) Leroy Smith Jr. All are of Saline County.
Rex Carles Rasberry, age 73, of Benton passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born Sept. 24, 1939m in Senath, Mo., to the late Willie T. Rasberry and Violet M. Whitlock Rasberry.Â
Mr. Rasberry was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ.Â He retired from Falcon Jet after 26 years, where he started the screen printing department and worked in the planning department. He was a former officer with the Newport Police Department, and was a radio announcer.Â