Archive - Jun 2011 - Obituary
Stacy G. Wrights, 36 of Benton, passed away Monday, June 13, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 19, 1975 to Jerome Griffin and Doris Latting in Benton.
Stacy is survived by several brothers and sisters, as well as numerous other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Nicklaus Latting, James Hill and Wesley Hill; two grandmothers, Mary Griffin and Jimmie McCoy.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 18th at 2 p.m. at Elect Temple Church of God in Benton, inside the Christ Chapel.
Flora K. Young, 89, of Erda, Utah, formerly of Benton, went to be with the Lord on June 12.Â She passed at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born August 4, 1921, in Saline County to the late Henry Hurliman and Anna Vollenweider Hurliman.Â On February 16, 1943, she married Clyde D. Young.
Flora was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and a dear friend who enjoyed both her flower and vegetable gardens as well as cooking delicious meals. Mrs. Young was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church for over 50 years.Â Â Â â€¨
Dixie Marie Land Marbury, 85, of Benton passed away Tuesday, June 14, at Arkansas Heart Hospital.Â She was born January 16, 1926, in Benton to the late Rufus Alfred Land and Marie Tibbles Land.Â Mrs. Marbury retired from the Little Rock Veterans Administration Hospital. She grew up in the First Baptist Church in Benton where she remained a life-long active member. She was always active in the Baptist Church Womenâ€™s Missionary Union, even when living in Hawaii and Japan.Â She was a treasurer of National Association Retired Employees.
Mildred Satterwhite (Grancy) Hinkson, 96, of Benton died June 14. She was born August 13, 1914, in Hope.Â Mildred was married to James E. Hinkson, who preceded her in death.Â She was the mother of seven sons and one daughter, and an active member of Old Union Baptist Church for over 50 years.
Franklin â€śFrankâ€ť Filmore Newcomb, 89, of North Little Rock, formerly of Scott and Bryant, died Sunday, June 12. He was born August 21, 1921, in Bigelow to Cora and William Newcomb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, sister and wife, Juanita. He is survived by his son, Randall and wife, Cindy of North Little Rock; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister.
He was a World War II veteran and a member of All Souls Church in Scott and Indian Springs Baptist Church in Bryant.
Baby girl Presley Ann Eanes passed away Saturday, June 11, at Arkansas Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Little Rock. She was born June 7, in Little Rock.
Survivors include her parents, Ashley and Justin Eanes of Benton; brother, Jonah Eanes of Benton; grandparents, Russell Eanes of Morrilton and Brenda Shelton of Little Rock; Brent and Kim Russell of Benton; great-grandparents, Frances Bradshaw of Benton and Mike Russell, Benton; Jeanette Eanes of England; Mary Ann Pate of Little Rock; Erma Selby of Stephens; and great-great-grandparent, Ola Merle Russell of Alexander.
Helen Handel Whitson of the Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, N.C., died May 31, 2011.Â Born Nov. 18, 1916, in Litchfield, Ill., she was the daughter of James E. and J. Ethel Craig Handel.Â Her parents and older brother, the Rev. J. Darrel Handel, preceded her in death.Â She was also preceded in death in 1998 by her beloved husband, Ralph Edward Whitson.
Dora Walker, 97, of Oâ€™Kean passed away Thursday, June 9, at White County Medical Center in Searcy.
Dora was a lifetime resident of Oâ€™Kean, and had been a member of the Oâ€™Kean Freewill Baptist Church for 81 years. She was widowed at 37 years old, and raised five children on her own.Â She was a homemaker, and was married to the late Rev. Lonnie Walker. She was a prayer warrior for her church and she had a heart of a servant.
Jackie Leon Nash, 64, of Bauxite, passed away June 8.Â He was born November 24, 1946, in Benton to the late Rodney and Delphine Nash. Jackie was a member of the Benton Seventh Day Adventist Church.Â
He is survived by his wife, Pat Nash of Bauxite, sister, Gwen Holiman of Benton and nephew, Wayne Holiman of Benton.Â
The graveside service is by Ashby Funeral Home and was today at 10 a.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery with Travis Walker officiating.Â
Visitation was held Thursday evening at Ashby Funeral Home.Â
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Gerald W. Riggs, 72, of Benton, passed away Thursday, June 9.Â He was born October 1, 1938, in North Little Rock to the late T.G. Riggs and Margaret Pilkington Riggs.Â Gerald was a Third Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, member of the Salem Baptist Church and retired from Crow Burlingame.