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April 12th

Nicholas Blake O’Rear

April 12, 2011

Nicholas Blake O’Rear, 18, of Benton passed away April 10, 2011. 
He was born Jan. 13, 1993, in Walker County, Ala. 
Nicholas attended Bauxite High School and was a Black Belt in Taekwondo.  He loved being with his son, family and friends.
Nicholas was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Ruth Sharitt.

April 11th

Winnie C. Mandrell

April 11, 2011

Winnie C. Mandrell, 75, of Benton passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Saturday, April 9, 2011. 
She was born May 23, 1935, in Roswell, N.M. 
Mrs. Mandrell was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband, James Mandrell; daughters, Tony Leathers, Jeannie Henderson and Krissy Blackwell. She was very devoted to them all her life. She loved her grandchildren, Cody, Tidy, Nicole, J.T., Karie and her two great-grandchildren, Taylin and Paxton.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

April 9th

Sue Clowers

April 9, 2011

Sue Clowers, 69 of Benton passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011.
She was born January 19, 1942 in Dell, Ark., to Edison and Hazel Riggs. 
She was a member of the Northside Church of Christ Church.  She was a homemaker and dearly loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Laura Melissa Elliott McKeehan Brown

April 9, 2011

Laura Melissa Elliott McKeehan Brown, 96, of Bryant passed away April 8, 2011. 
She was born January 31, 1915 in Rolla, Arkansas to the late James William and Annie Elizabeth (Mathews) Elliott. 
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bryant, loved Bingo, painting and word search puzzles.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Edward Brown; brothers, A. T. Elliott, Cecil Elliott, Leslie Elliott; sisters, Jesse Baker, Hazel Jordan, Pearl Skinner, Faye Garlington and Virginia LaSalle.

April 7th

Lee F. Conway

April 7, 2011

Lee F. Conway, 87 of Benton passed away Tuesday, April 05, 2011.
He was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Parents W.E. Conway and Annie Brown Conway.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton.

Shirley Budinger 

April 7, 2011

Shirley Budinger, 75, of Mabelvale died Sunday, April 3, 2011.
She was born Dec. 13, 1935, in Wellsville, N.Y.
Shirley was a retired Automobile Factory worker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Ernestine Louise Sadler; and a sister, Judy Sadler.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Budinger of Mabelvale; son, Randall Greene; daughter, Shelly M. Raymond; brother, Lloyd “David” Sadler; half brother, Edward; sisters, Connie Sadler, Beverley Blondell and Khrista Kerry; half sister, Susan Petterman; and six grandchildren.

Doris Ann Brown

April 7, 2011

Doris Ann Brown, 70, of Bauxite passed away April 6, 2011. 
She was born Dec. 5, 1940, in Saline County to the late John and Frankie Greer. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Greg Brown; and brothers, Carroll Greer and Adrian Eugene Greer.

April 5th

Timothy Michael Tompkins

April 5, 2011

April 4th

Beva Myers Ensey

April 4, 2011

Beva Myers Ensey, 93, of Malvern passed away April 2, 2011, in Benton.
She was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Dallas County to the late Dick and Mary (Dalton) Myers.
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist in Malvern, and had worked in a furniture factory.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ralph, Thomas, Doyle and Roscoe Myers; and four sisters, Ethel Lawrence, Earnestine Walker, Jamie Howell and Juanita Givens.

Billy Dee Nabors

April 4, 2011

Billy Dee Nabors, 77, of Paron passed away April 3, 2011.
He was born April 22, 1933, in Greenbrier to the late Harold Clarence and Loy Lou (Breeding) Nabors.
Mr. Nabors was a retired carpenter, a member of North Fork Missionary Baptist Church of Paron, a member of Carpenter’s Local Union 690 of Little Rock, Boy Scouts of America Ouachita Area Council, Paron Masonic Lodge 309, and Congo Masonic Lodge 743.

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