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October 25th

Danny Royce McMahan

October 25, 2011

Danny Royce McMahan, 67, of St. Cloud, Fla., formerly of Benton, died Oct. 19 in hospice care in Orlando, Fla.
He was retired from the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority as a lieutenant aircraft rescue firefighter. He also was a firefighter at Kennedy Space Center and was a member of the astronaut rescue team for the Apollo 15 and 16 launches.

October 24th

Tommy Aaron Buck Carpenter

October 24, 2011

Tommy Aaron Buck Carpenter entered into Heaven with his grandmother, Nelma Carpenter on Thursday, Oct. 20. He was born Oct. 30, 2002 in North Little Rock, to Thomas Carpenter and Angelia Pack Carpenter.
He was a member of River of Life Assembly of God, where he was on the Junior Bible Quiz Team. He was an honor roll student at Westbrook Elementary School in Haskell and a member of the Ravens Football Team in Bryant.

Nelma Deloris Carpenter

October 24, 2011

Nelma Deloris Carpenter, 72, of Little Rock, entered into heaven with her grandson, Tommy Aaron Buck Carpenter, on Thursday, Oct. 20.
She was born July 10, 1939, in Dresden, Kan., to the late Charles Otis Runyon and Lillian Hazel Hale Runyon. She earned a Bachelor of Science in music ministry and education from Southern Arkansas University and was a licensed minister with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. At the time of her passing, she was co-director of Assemblies of God World Missions Prayer Task Force.

Jerry Ellen Farrow

October 24, 2011

Jerry Ellen Farrow, 69, of Benton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23.  She was born Jan, 3, 1942, in Nashville.  Mrs. Farrow was a bail bondsman and a member of New Life Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Audrey H. and Pauline Lyons Clemmons; her husband, Robert Paul Farrow; and a brother, James H. Clemmons.

Jacky D. Bearden

October 24, 2011

Jacky D. Bearden, 58, of Benton went to be with his Lord on Oct. 20. He enjoyed deer hunting, music and drag racing.
Jacky attended school at Bauxite and was a member of Boy Scouts and Falcon Club of America. He retired from Enmar-Ameron in 1983 and was also a bus driver for Benton schools. Jacky also served in the Army National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Polly and H.E. Bearden; a nephew, Bobby Mathis Jr.; and a niece, Kayanna Bearden.

Mamie G. Sparks

October 24, 2011

Mamie G. Sparks, 85, of Benton, passed away Friday, Oct. 21.  She was born Feb, 14, 1926, in Malvern. 
Mrs. Sparks was a cook at the Arkansas State Hospital for 33 years. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Cleo Haney; her husband, Marion Sparks; a son, Charles Sparks; and a daughter, Ethel Brothern.

Samuel B. Ray

October 24, 2011

Samuel B. Ray, 89, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Benton. He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Nashville, Tenn., to the late William Doak Ray and Eva Ray.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Doak Ray II; and a nephew, William Doak Ray III.

October 21st

Andrew Daniel Harness

October 21, 2011

Andrew Daniel Harness, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Little Rock. He was born Jan. 23, 1992, to Van and Lisa Harness in Little Rock.
He was a member of Westside First Baptist Church and the Greers Ferry baseball team from 1996 to 2010. He went to the state playoffs at Baum Stadium in 2010. He was a 2010 graduate of Westside High School of Greers Ferry. He had enlisted in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Van “Vanny” Lee Harness; and his grandparents, Cecil and Irene Harness.

Aaliyah Ka’Lynn Murray

October 21, 2011

Aaliyah Ka’Lynn Murray, infant daughter of Krystin Nicole Murray of Benton and Jordan Huntsman of Kensett, died Tuesday, Oct. 18. She was born Sept. 14, 2011, in Searcy.

Carl D. Greenway

October 21, 2011

Carl D. Greenway, 57, of Paron, passed away Wednesday, Oct.19.  He was born Nov. 12, 1953, in Little Rock. He was a carpenter and a heavy equipment operator.  He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and the OCBR Bronco’s.
He was preceded in death by his father, J. B. Greenway.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Greenway; a son, Joseph Greenway; his mother, Dorothy Greenway, all of Paron; a sister, Mary Lancaster of Benton; and two grandchildren, Riley and Alex.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Fowler Cemetery.

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