January 24th, 2014
Jeffery Allen Gentry, 51, of Benton passed away on Jan. 20, 2014. He was born in Rochelle, Ill., on March 2, 1962. to the late Odale Gentry and Wanda Taylor Gentry.
Jeffery loved everything about cars. He spent many weekends driving race cars at the I-30 Racetrack, was an avid Nascar fan, and an excellent car mechanic. His family shared many good times watching the car races and traveling out of town.
Mary Alice Busby (Poe) Morris, 86, of Benton went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 20, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born March 11, 1927, in Beach Grove.
She was the daughter of Melvin and Hettie Busby. Mary was retired, after being a self-employed beautician for 40 years. She was a member of Geyer Springs Church of Christ for 28 years and recently joined Highway Church of Christ in Benton. She enjoyed cruising, music, quilting and board games.
Loy Dale Nolen, 76, went to be with his Savior and Lord on Jan. 22, 2014. He died of natural causes after a prolonged and courageous battle against leukemia and lung cancer.
Mr. Nolen was born Feb. 17, 1937, in Danville. He served on the USS Randolph carrier as an aviation ordnance specialist during the Korean Conflict.
He was a retired iron worker from Arkansas Local 321.
Mr. Nolen has resided in Saline County for the last 62 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Canal A. and Susan Arizona Nolen.