Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Raymon Bertram Gentry Jr., 47, of Alexander died Saturday, March 26, 2011. He was born Feb. 11, 1964, in Little Rock to Stella and Raymon Gentry Sr. and two older sisters, Dianne Smith and Lisa Hicks.
In November 1985 he married his sweetheart, Shelia Hill of Mountain View, and was blessed with two daughters, Megan and Cara shortly afterward.
Leonard Phillip Neighbors, 72, of Benton passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011.
He was born March 17, 1939, in Bauxite.
Mr. Neighbors retired from AT&T, served in the National Guard and was a member of Grape Chapel Church of God. He was one of the founding fatherâs (Card Holder #3) of the Arkansas Rodeo Association and a Gold Card Holder in the PRCA.
Mr. Neighbors was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Gertrude Neighbors; and an infant son.
Fay Pauline Abbott Harris, 66, of Rose City North Little Rock passed away to meet her loved ones March 25, 2011, at the Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock. Fay was formerly of the Vimy Ridge community.
She was born Sept. 14, 1944, to Woodrow and Rosa Abbott.
Fay was a member of the Vimy Ridge Immanuel Baptist Church. She helped many people with her home health care and was dearly loved by all.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow Abbott and Rosa Mullings; two brothers, Billy Abbott and Danny Mullings; and two grandchildren, Leah Galley and Robert Burchfield.
Robert L. (Bob) Hanley, 62, of Benton died Thursday, March 24, 2011.
He was born April 18, 1948, in Benton.
Robert retired after 35 years with Air Products and Chemicals as an Account Manager He was a member of the Blue Rock Gun Club, the Ten Mile Hunting Club, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helen Hanley; and a son, Bart Hanley.
John Mark Duer, 63, of Benton passed away March 23, 2011.
He was born Oct. 10, 1947, in Longview, Texas, to Bud and Loma Birch Duer and was employed by J.B. Hunt Trucking.
Cecil Doyle Harrell, 67, of Benton passed away March 21, 2011, in Benton. He was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Bauxite.
Mr. Harrell was a member of Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church and a retired chemical engineer from ADEQ.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Will and Etta Ridling and Oscar and Myrtle Harrell.
Survivors include his parents, J. R. and Ruby Ridling Harrell; two nephews, John Harrell and wife Dawn and Michael Harrell and wife Darby; two nieces, Luca and Ruby Harrell; two great-nephews, Blayne and Chance Johnson; and many cousins, friends and co-workers.
Thomas W. Davies, 39 of Bauxite died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Baptist Medical Center after suffering from a massive cranial hemorrhage, and he was surrounded by immediate family.
Tom was born April 21, 1971, in Little Rock to Pamela G. Garner Davies of Tull and the late Billy H. Davies.
Tom was well known for his great love for the game of baseball; he coached and umpired for most of his life. He was currently the Baseball Commissioner at the Sardis Ballpark.
He was preceded in death by his father; and an uncle, James David Garner.
Bill Bennett, 68, of Benton died Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Benton.
Bill was born March 10, 1943, in Wheatley.
He was a self employed heating and air contractor and a reserve deputy sheriff in Saline County. He loved his family, fishing, hunting and liked to work on junk.
Billy Ervin Kee, 77, of Haskell passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Conway Regional Medical Center.
Billy was a veteran of the Army having served in the Korean War, was of the Assembly of God Faith and was an avid outdoors man.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Jimmie Sue Kee; his parents, Freeman Kee and Mabel Gross Kee; and his sister, Geneva Mathews-McClure.
The Rev. James L. âJimâ Harrell Jr., 65, of Benton took his heavenly flight to his eternal home March 21, 2011.
He was born in Alameda, Calif., July 7, 1945.
The Rev. Jim Harrell graduated from Watson Chapel High School and went on to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He then attended the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Seminary and the Minden, Louisiana Baptist Seminary. He pastored for 46 years including Baptist churches in South, North and Central Arkansas.