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October 24th

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.

Randy Louis Tillman

October 21, 2011

Randy Louis Tillman, 54, of Mayflower, passed away Oct. 18.  He was born Oct. 8, 1957, in Benton, to Edward and Minnie Rogers Tillman.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Tracey Tillman.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Tillman; two sons, Steven Tillman and Jeremy Tillman; a brother, Mickey Tillman; and a sister, Sondra Tillman.
Graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Mountain Cemetery in Damascus. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ashby Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com

Mary Frances Cottrell

October 21, 2011

Mary Frances Cottrell, 85, of Banks, died Monday, Oct. 17, at Wagnon Place Nursing Home. Born Sept. 14, 1926, in Banks, daughter of the late Raymond C. Bradford and Willie Lee Risher Bradford, she was a homemaker, member of Banks Baptist Church and the widow of the Rev. Thelbert Cottrell, who died Jan. 9, 1983. They were united in marriage on Sept. 26, 1948.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lamar Bradford and Norman Lewis Bradford; and a sister, Sybil Davis.

October 19th

Lewis D. Mann

October 19, 2011

Lewis D. Mann, 77, of Benton, passed away Monday, October 17.  He was born July 26, 1934 in Little Rock.  Mr. Mann was a truck driver and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Julia Mann and his first wife, Joyce Mann.
 He is survived by his wife, Myong Mann; three sons, Robert, Jerry and Larry Mann; step-son, Trip Leach; two sisters, Catherine Corder and Nancy Sutterfield; four grandchildren, Estefani, Rachael, Rose and Matthew Mann and three step-grandchildren, Quinton, Alex and Bentley Leach.

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