Archive - 2013
Dale Dean Smith, 76, of Alexander passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was an Air Force veteran, a member of the Bauxite Old Timers, a retired employee of Canteen Vending Co. and a graduate of Bauxite High School.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. â€śSmittyâ€ť and Dorothy Smith; and one brother, Don Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; two sons, Glen Smith and Gary Smith and wife Carol; six grandsons; three great-grandsons; two sisters, Sherry Smith Rylander and Bonnie Smith Crowson and husband Dub; and many other relatives and friends.
Kenneth "Ken" Prince,Â 68, of Benton passed away Nov. 27, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
He was taken gently into Heaven with his loving family by his side.
He was born Sept. 15, 1945, to J.R. and Dorothy Rayburn Prince in Newark, Ark.Â He graduated in 1962 from Benton High School.Â After business school, he was a successful business man.
Ken was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.Â He wasÂ preceded in death by his son, Todd Prince; his brother,Â Ronnie Prince; and his parents.Â
Alice â€śPunkinâ€ť Coleman, 61, of Mabelvale went to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 22, 1952, to the late, James and Allie Gilbert in Little Rock.
Punkin enjoyed singing, spending time with her children and grandchildren and especially her doggie, Sassy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, A. J. Gilbert and Otis Gilbert; and two sisters, Elsie Strickland and Nancy Crews.
Riley Plunkett Gill, Jr., 91, of Benton passed away on Nov. 30, 2013. He was born in Little Rock to the late Riley Plunkett Gill Sr. and Minnie Reed Gill. He was a longtime member of Rose Hill Church of the Nazarene.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Elizabeth Gill; a brother, Glen Ray Gill; a sister, Wilma Gill Grosenbaugh; and a nephew, William Lee Gill Jr.