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Thomas (T.C.) Chaney

August 11, 2011

Thomas (T.C.) Chaney, 71, of Hot Springs, passed away August 10.  He was born January 17, 1940 in Bauxite to the late William and Annie Chaney. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Thomas B. Chaney, sisters, Reba Tackett, Hazel Taylor, Shirley Johnston, Faye Baker, and Willie May Blair.
 
He is survived by sons, Lee Goins of Winthrop, Raymond Booher of Russellville, brother, Herman Chaney and wife, Delores and sister, Mary Lee Collatt and husband, Walter, all of Haskell, special friends, Betty and Ruby of Hot Springs.
 
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home.
 

Bradley Robert Blackburn

August 11, 2011

Bradley Robert Blackburn, infant son of Bradley and Amanda Blackburn of Benton, was born on August 9, and passed away August 9. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Brenda and Robert Blackburn; an uncle, Robert Blackburn; and a sister, Angel Cox.
 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Christian Blackburn, Benton; sisters, Katheryn Tuttle and Stormy Cox, both of Little Rock; grandparents, Stacy Mathis of Benton and James Cox of Little Rock.
 
Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Saturday at New Hope Cemetery in Benton by Ashby Funeral Home.
 

Opal Ratcliff Stegman

August 11, 2011

Opal Ratcliff Stegman, 95 of Pine Bluff, Benton and recently residing in Baton Rouge, LA died Tuesday, Aug 9, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.  Opal was born August 11, 1915 in Willow, to the late Ella Brumley Ratcliff and Frank A. Ratcliff.  She was reared and educated at Dellar. and had been employed as a dietician at Jefferson Hospital in Pine Bluff.  Opal was a member of Greenlee Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. 

Alleta W. Hanks

August 11, 2011

Alleta W. Hanks, 85, of Benton died Sunday August 7, 2011 at her home. She was born September 9, 1925 in Dahlgren, Illinois. Alleta was retired and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Edna Garrison, and by her husband of 57 years, Bill Hanks.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Rieben and her significant other, J. S. Frazier, Benton; sisters, Hellen Sailor, and Kate Whipple, both of Illinois; one grandchild.
 

Johnie Otis Ward

August 11, 2011

Johnie Otis Ward, 87, of Benton, passed away August 9.  He was born April 9, 1924 in Jessieville, to the late John and Almeda Ward.  Johnie was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean War.  He was a 32nd degree Mason and attended Mt. View Baptist Church.  Johnie was preceded in death by his brothers, William Ward, Rector Ward, Walter Ward and Thomas Ward, sisters, Ida Ward, Mandy Murders and Violet Cockman.
 
 

Kennith Earl Wilkerson

August 11, 2011

Kennith Earl Wilkerson, 71, of Benton, our precious husband and father went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 8. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers, and spending time with his wife, family and friends. Kennith served four years in the United States Air Force and retired from Union Pacific Railroad. He and his wife are members of First Southern Baptist Church of Bryant.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Retus and Nadine Wilkerson; one brother, Jimmy Wilkerson; and one sister, Yvonne Shaw.

Jim Hunter

August 11, 2011

Jim Hunter, 80, of Benton, went to be with the Lord, Monday, August 8.  He was born August 14, 1930 in Porum, Oklahoma.  Mr. Hunter was retired from the U.S. Air Force and of the Baptist faith.  He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Cora Hunter; two brothers Lloyd O. and Glen C. Hunter and a sister, Vera Lee Shell
 
He is survived by his wife, Tommie Hunter; daughter, Gina Mitchell-Hurley; granddaughter, Lisa Wright; great-grandson, Jacob Beck; two nieces and a nephew.
 

Thelma Louise Ritchey Crowson

August 11, 2011

Thelma Louise Ritchey Crowson, 70, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, August 9.  She was born October 23, 1940 in Benton, to the late Wyatt A. and Myrtle E. Ritchey.  Mrs. Crowson was a homemaker and a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. 
 
She is survived by her husband, Ray M. Crowson of Benton; son, Michael Ray Crowson of Conway; three daughters, Mamie Louise Crowson of Little Rock, Theresa Ann Crowson of North Little Rock and Helen Whitson of Benton; sister, Doris E. Ritchey of Benton and a granddaughter, Kristen Michelle Whitson of Benton.
 

Walton Douglas Ramsey

August 11, 2011

Walton Douglas Ramsey, 64, of Little Rock, died Tuesday August 2. He was born February 7, 1947 in Little Rock. Mr. Ramsey was an Interior Designer and a US Air Force Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ohlas and Sarah Pauline Ramsey.
 
He is survived by his son, Douglas Nelson Ramsey and wife Barbara of Texarkana; daughter, Sarah L. Bradford and husband Wade of Conway; brother, Tommy Ramsey, Tull and four grandchildren.
 
Services will be 12 a.m., Friday, August 12, at Arkansas Veteran Cemetery in North Little Rock.
 
On line guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com

Alvin Leslie Anderson

August 11, 2011

Alvin Leslie Anderson, 62, of Benton, passed away August 6.  He was born December 15, 1948 in Sour Lake, Texas, to James and Julia Anderson.  He was preceded in death by his father, James Anderson, brothers, Delbert and Carl Anderson, and sister, Faye Ashworth.
 
She is survived by her mother, Julia Anderson of Benton, and one daughter, Angela Pearson and husband, John of Kansas, two brothers, Robert Anderson of South Carolina, James Anderson of Louisiana, and sister, Virginia Hardin of North Little Rock and two grandchildren.
 

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