Archive - Mar 2011 - Obituary
John Mark Duer, 63, of Benton passed away March 23, 2011.
He was born Oct. 10, 1947, in Longview, Texas, to Bud and Loma Birch Duer and was employed by J.B. Hunt Trucking.
Cecil Doyle Harrell, 67, of Benton passed away March 21, 2011, in Benton. He was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Bauxite.
Mr. Harrell was a member of Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church and a retired chemical engineer from ADEQ.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Will and Etta Ridling and Oscar and Myrtle Harrell.
Survivors include his parents, J. R. and Ruby Ridling Harrell; two nephews, John Harrell and wife Dawn and Michael Harrell and wife Darby; two nieces, Luca and Ruby Harrell; two great-nephews, Blayne and Chance Johnson; and many cousins, friends and co-workers.
Thomas W. Davies, 39 of Bauxite died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Baptist Medical Center after suffering from a massive cranial hemorrhage, and he was surrounded by immediate family.
Tom was born April 21, 1971, in Little Rock to Pamela G. Garner Davies of Tull and the late Billy H. Davies.
Tom was well known for his great love for the game of baseball; he coached and umpired for most of his life. He was currently the Baseball Commissioner at the Sardis Ballpark.
He was preceded in death by his father; and an uncle, James David Garner.
Bill Bennett, 68, of Benton died Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Benton.
Bill was born March 10, 1943, in Wheatley.
He was a self employed heating and air contractor and a reserve deputy sheriff in Saline County. He loved his family, fishing, hunting and liked to work on junk.
Billy Ervin Kee, 77, of Haskell passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Conway Regional Medical Center.
Billy was a veteran of the Army having served in the Korean War, was of the Assembly of God Faith and was an avid outdoors man.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Jimmie Sue Kee; his parents, Freeman Kee and Mabel Gross Kee; and his sister, Geneva Mathews-McClure.
The Rev. James L. âJimâ Harrell Jr., 65, of Benton took his heavenly flight to his eternal home March 21, 2011.
He was born in Alameda, Calif., July 7, 1945.
The Rev. Jim Harrell graduated from Watson Chapel High School and went on to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He then attended the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Seminary and the Minden, Louisiana Baptist Seminary. He pastored for 46 years including Baptist churches in South, North and Central Arkansas.
Bettye M. Gray Corley Smith Carson died Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Colfax Reunion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Little Rock and lived most of her adult life in Sulphur, La. She moved to Colfax, La., in 2005 with her husband Elton Carson.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from McNeese State University in 1980. She worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Education as an auditor of School Cafeterias.
Ethel Janiece Jordan, 76, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Benton, passed away on March 17, 2011.
She was born July 29, 1934, in Alexander to the late Clora and Homer Stuckey.Â
She married Doyle Dean Jordan on Feb. 19, 1952. They had one child.
She is survived by three brothers, William Harold Stuckey of Dayton, Ohio, Willis Henry Stuckey of Williamsville, Mo., and Wilford Harvey Stuckey of Sheridan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle; son, Albert; and two sisters, Merlene and Salathia.
Cleo Elizabeth Hays Lawson, 90, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, morning March 20, 2011, at the Arkansas Hospice at St. Josephâs Hospital in Hot Springs.
âMimiâ, as she was lovingly named by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was born in Gravel Hill in White County on Dec. 29, 1920. She was the third child of Edward and Flossie Hays. Cleo and her husband Vestil were married Sept. 17, 1938.
Mary Maxine Crews, 83, of Gurdon went to be with Jesus March 15, 2011, from complications of Parkinsonâs Disease, surrounded by family who loved her very much.
She was born Aug. 15, 1927, to the late Griffin Wright and Ester Newman of Jasper, Texas.