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March 24th, 2014

Christine Brown

March 24, 2014

Christine Brown, 62, of Hot Springs Village, a devoted Christian and loving wife and mother, went to her eternal home in heaven on Friday, March 21, 2014, in Hot Springs.
Chris was born in Panama City, Fla., to Leslie and Mary McCullough on Oct. 3, 1951.
She was raised with her sister, Gearldine, and her brother, Jim. She graduated from Vernon High School in 1970 and was beloved by her classmates in Vernon, Fla.

Robert Manning Jones

March 24, 2014

Robert Manning Jones, age 82, of Bryant passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. He was born May 11, 1931, in Hope, Arkansas.
Robert graduated from Henderson State University and was a member of Kappa Sigma Kappa. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Bryant First United Methodist Church.
Robert owned and operated a construction company with his son in Bryant for more than 20 years.
He was an avid runner and once completed the Houston Marathon.

James D. 'Wayne' Holiman

March 24, 2014

James D. “Wayne” Holiman, age 48, of Benton passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was born Feb. 22, 1966, in Benton.
Wayne was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lorene and Elbert Holiman, Rodney Nash and Delphine Fields; and two uncles.
He is survived by his parents, Jimmy and Gwen Holiman of Benton; and his uncle, Ronnie Holiman of Benton.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Michael Warford officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

David E. Earl

March 24, 2014

David E. Earl passed away March 20, 2014.
He was born Feb. 6, 1921, in New Milford, Conn., to Ivan H. and Grace (Shrack) Earl and was one of 14 children.
David made his home in Galliano, La., prior to moving to Benton in 2008. He served in the Navy and was a retired auto mechanic.
David was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Bounds Earl; his son, John Earl; and sons-in-law Tom Roberson and Barney Sikes, as well as his brothers Ivan, Clifford, Doug, Lester, Nellis, Chester and Kenneth.
He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Sikes of Benton and Judy Roberson of Larose, La.

Iva M. Stricklin

March 24, 2014

Iva M. Stricklin, 83, of Benton, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014.  She was born May 8, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Mrs. Stricklin was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Willis King and Mary Maude King; and her husband, Billy J. Stricklin.
She is survived by her son, Martin Jeffers; a daughter, Rebecca Stricklin; and a sister, Shirley Johnson.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Noel M. Shelton

March 24, 2014

Noel M. Shelton, 77, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  He was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Benton. 
Mr. Shelton was a member of Wright's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired clerk. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Inez Shelton.
He is survived by his wife, Arnell Shelton of Benton.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, at New Rosemont Cemetery with Brother Curtis Bryant officiating. 
Visitation is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Rhonda Hicks

March 24, 2014

Rhonda Hicks, 61, of Paron passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014.  She was born April 15, 1952 in Loving, N.M. 
Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Louise Johnson; and a brother, Michael Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Hicks; a son, Chris Hicks and wife Tonya; two sisters, Pamela Johnson and Phyllis Johnson; a grandson, Silas Hicks; and a granddaughter, Penelope Hicks.
Graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, at Walnut Bottoms Cemetery in Paron. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Ashby Funeral Home.

March 21st

Mary Kathryn 'Mickie' Dobson

March 21, 2014

Mary Kathryn "Mickie" Dobson of Benton died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton.
She was born Dec. 2, 1933, to John C. Harlan and Willie Irene Gardner Harlan in Humphrey.
Mickie was a member of Humphrey Baptist Church for 65 of her 80 years and Spring Creek Baptist Church in Benton for the past 15. She deeply loved her Lord, her family, her two church homes, and many wonderful friends.

Roy 'Wayne' Hall

March 21, 2014

Roy "Wayne" Hall, 69, of Benton passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  He was born Sept. 9, 1944, in Benton to the late Roy C. and Sybil Arthur Hall.
Mr. Hall was a retired operations supervisor with Kruse Meats and a member of Old Union Baptist Church.  He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Stephen Wayne Hall; and one granddaughter, Erin Merritt.

Gill Ervin Taylor

March 21, 2014

Gill Ervin Taylor, 61, of Paron, passed away March 17, 2014.
Gill was born Aug. 9, 1952, in Hot Springs, to the late G.W. “Dub” Taylor and Shirley Williams Taylor. He graduated from Paron High School and spent many years traveling the United States as a truck driver. He worked for Price Pipeline, and for the past several years drove for J and R Trucking in Haskell. When he wasn’t working, Gill spent the majority of his time at his home near Lake Winona in Paron.
Gill was preceded in death by his parents.

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