Archive - Jul 2013
On July 4, 2013, EmilyRose Elizabeth Lyons (Emily or Emmie) of Benton was called to heaven at the all too young age of 6 years old.
Sebert B. Magby, 79, of Benton, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013.Â He was born Aug. 7, 1933, in Hot Springs.
Mr. Magby was a retired shop teacher at Benton High School and a member of Hurricane Lake Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Magby; his parents, Eathel and Lola Magby; and three brothers, Autrey, Dannie and Ferrell Magby.
Homer A. Tolbert, 86, of Benton went to Heaven on July 13, 2013.
Homer was born to William Thomas and Lula Pearl Tolbert on Dec. 20, 1926, in Hillsboro, Ala.
He married Lois Faye Eason on Aug. 30, 1953. They lived most of their life together in Stuttgart, before relocating to Benton in 2000 to be near their daughter. Homer served in the military in the 183rd ordnance battalion in Germany and France, and acted as surgical technician and ambulance driver in the medical department.
Billy J. Krticka, 72, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
He was born July 24, 1940, to the late Joseph A. and Jetta (Ledbetter) Krticka in Benton.
He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and had retired after 32 years as a dragline operator for Alcoa.
Mr. Krticka loved hunting and fishing, but most of all, cherished his grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Krticka; and one sister, Catherine Cook.
Jane Parriett, 78 of Leola passed away July 12, 2013.Â She was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Prattsville to the late George and Mary Stroup Parriett.Â
In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her sisters, Nora McCool and Dorothy Benbrook.
Survivors are her sisters, Christine Spurlin of Benton, Myrtle McCool of Leola and Pearl Jackson of Little Rock; and her caregiver, Mary Watson.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Brush Creek Cemetery in Leola. Ashby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is set from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.Â
Sadie Pauline Adams, age 87, of Benton, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.Â She was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Jonesboro. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mattie Hunter and a son, James Earl Norris.
She is survived by her husband, Doris Bud Adams of Benton; a daughter, Emma Allard of Cleburne, Texas; five grandchildren, Tammy Jo Allard Sandifer, Pamela Marie Allard Weaver, Cynthia Lynn Allard Lucland, John Francis Allard Jr. and James Donald Allard and wife Yvonnie; 11 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Dr. Gerald Thomas Wilson, 82, of Benton passed away on July 11, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Gerald Wilson, born and raised in Jonesboro and a Navy veteran of the Korean War, was a 1958 graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He later graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Master of Science degree in physiology, and received a Ph.D. in genetics from Kansas State University.
Thomas Patrick Connell, 66, of Benton passed away July 9, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.
Mr. Connell was born July 6, 1947, in Fayetteville to the late Edward Noone and Elizabeth Dodd Connell.Â He had retired after working 40 years for Centerpoint Energy in Little Rock as a warehouse foreman.Â He graduated from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture engineering.Â Â
In addition to his parents, two brothers, David and Edward "Buddy" Connell, preceded him in death.
Patsy Jean Wallace, 70, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013.Â She was born April 22, 1943, in Bald Knob.Â Mrs. Wallace worked for many years in the kitchen at the Arkansas Health Center and was a member of the Avilla Community Garden.Â Patsy always maintained an unshakable faith in her God.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Alma Mildred Bone.
Donald L. Chew passed away on July 6, 2013, of natural causes at Otterbein Retirement Home in Lebanon, Ohio.
Don was born and raised in Atchison, Kan., on Feb. 15, 1925.
He graduated from Atchison High School and Kansas State University. He served in World War II in the 8th Air Force on a B-29. He was an outstanding baseball player for the Atchison Colts and some semi-pro teams. He was asked to play for several pro teams, but chose to go to college instead.
He married Audrey Harris of St. Joseph, Mo., on July 13, 1947.