Archive - Sep 2011 - Obituary
Horace H. Rutherford Jr., 83, of Bryant, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 14, after a lengthy illness.Â He was born May 9, 1928 in Fairview, to Horace H. Rutherford Sr. and Maybelle Gilliam Rutherford.Â Mr. Rutherford is a veteran of World War II, where he served in the South Pacific.Â He was a builder and general contractor almost all of his life.Â When healthy, he served in many positions in the church and performed numerous community services and volunteer work.Â Mr.
Shirley Mae Boyette, 77 of Benton died Tuesday, September 13, in Little Rock. She was born October 9, 1933 in Keevil, Arkansas. Shirley was a retired teachers aide for the Benton Schools and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George H. Curtis Sr. and Eva Burrow Curtis, husband, Donald Boyette, son, Dwain Boyette,Â and two brothers, George H. Curtis Jr., Billy Bob Curtis.
Morris Scott Smith, 47, of Benton, died Monday, Sept. 12, at Saline Memorial Hospital.Â Mr. Smith was born Oct. 29,1963 in Little Rock, to the Rev. Morris L. and Elizabeth Reed Smith.Â He attended Arkansas Tech University and was a graduate of Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.Â He had been a deputy sheriff in Marion and Yell counties and was last employed by U.S. Security Services at Saline Memorial Hospital.Â
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton.
Â Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father; a niece, Brooke Cramer; and a nephew, Andrew Barton.
Evelyn Yvonne Jackson, 47, of Benton, passed away Sunday, September 11 in Bryant.Â She was born March 3, 1964, in Benton to J.T. Raper, and the late Elsie Mae Raper.
Ms. Jackson worked in the customer service department of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for 17 years, and was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Little Rock.