Archive - 2013
Rachel Simmons Smith, 93, of Benton passed away on Nov. 12, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born to the late David and Flora Simmons in Sikeston, Mo.
Rachel enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Missouri.
Rachel was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers and sisters.
Leola Ruth Speer, 85, of Mabelvale, passed away Nov. 13, 2013.Â She was born March 5, 1928, in Cato, to the late Gerald and Alice Hackler Harrell.Â Leola was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Frank Winkler and Ernest Speer; a son,Â Frankie Lee Winkler; a stepson, Maurice Winkler; four brothers and three sisters.
Elizabeth F. Baer, 83, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.Â She was born Oct. 30, 1930 in Little Rock to the late Winfrey E. Â and Ruth May Pearcy Rowe.
Mrs. Baer graduated from Little Rock High School in 1948 and was a Tech 3 at Arkansas Employment Security Division.Â She was a long-standing member of Salem United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, her husband of 50 years, Adolph Baer, Jr., and two brothers, Preston and Richard (Shorty) Rowe also preceded her in death.