May 7th, 2012
Mary Jewell Brown, 94, of Benton, died Thursday, May 3.Â She was born May 15, 1917 in Bauxite to Osroe and Fleeta Akins.Â Mrs. Brown was retired from Benton Public Schools where she taught third grade at Angie Grant Elementary School before becoming a counselor at West Side Junior High.Â She was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.Â In leisure time she enjoyed gospel music, antiques and oil painting.Â She practiced disciplines of industry, determination, hard work and frugality.Â
Gerald â€śJerryâ€ť Landreth,,Â 80, of Traskwood, passed away May 3.Â He was born April 18, 1932 in Traskwood, to the late Arlin and Ruth Summerville Landreth.Â He was a member of Forest Towers Baptist Church, Justice of the Peace for 12 years and Board Member on the Southwest Water Board for many years.Â Jerry retired from Reynolds Metals Corp.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Albert, Dewayne and George â€śBuddyâ€ť Landreth, sister, Shirley Shelton, nephew, Chris Hulsey and daughter in law, Becky Landreth.
Rachel C. Motz, 85, went to be with her Lord on April 18, in Lakeland, Fla.Â She was born on Sept 14, 1926 to Dominic and Mary Carriato, in Pittsburgh Penn.
She is preceeded in death by her parents and a son Joseph Michael Motz, brothers, Carman Girlordo, William Girlordo, Joseph Girlordo and Louie Carriato; sisters, Caroline Pesa, Rose Secen and Marge Omasits.Â