Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Bettye M. Gray Corley Smith Carson died Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Colfax Reunion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Little Rock and lived most of her adult life in Sulphur, La. She moved to Colfax, La., in 2005 with her husband Elton Carson.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from McNeese State University in 1980. She worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Education as an auditor of School Cafeterias.
Ethel Janiece Jordan, 76, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Benton, passed away on March 17, 2011.
She was born July 29, 1934, in Alexander to the late Clora and Homer Stuckey.Â
She married Doyle Dean Jordan on Feb. 19, 1952. They had one child.
She is survived by three brothers, William Harold Stuckey of Dayton, Ohio, Willis Henry Stuckey of Williamsville, Mo., and Wilford Harvey Stuckey of Sheridan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle; son, Albert; and two sisters, Merlene and Salathia.
Cleo Elizabeth Hays Lawson, 90, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, morning March 20, 2011, at the Arkansas Hospice at St. Josephâs Hospital in Hot Springs.
âMimiâ, as she was lovingly named by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was born in Gravel Hill in White County on Dec. 29, 1920. She was the third child of Edward and Flossie Hays. Cleo and her husband Vestil were married Sept. 17, 1938.
Mary Maxine Crews, 83, of Gurdon went to be with Jesus March 15, 2011, from complications of Parkinsonâs Disease, surrounded by family who loved her very much.
She was born Aug. 15, 1927, to the late Griffin Wright and Ester Newman of Jasper, Texas.
A.E. âGeneâ Wright, 86, of Benton died Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Bauxite.
Gene retired from Reynolds Metals Company after 31 years, owner of Geneâs Small Engines in Benton for 28 years, was a member of the Bauxite Masonic Lodge for 50 years, and a World War II Army Air Corp veteran. He was a long time member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist church and United Missionary Baptist Church.
Katherine Elizabeth Harrison, 83, of Alexander died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Baptist Health Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 1, 1928, in North Little Rock to her late parents, James R. Ard and Estella Gautihier Ard.
Euel Biggs, 85, of Bauxite passed away March 15, 2011, at his home.Â
He was born April 26, 1925, in Hillsboro, Texas, to the late Will and Vada Vessels Biggs.
Robert Henry Moore, 72, of Benton passed away Monday, March 14, 2011.
He was born July 17, 1938, in Little Rock to the late Evelyn Moore and Marvin Moore.
Gary P. Gibson, 57, of Benton passed away Monday, March 14, 2011.Â
He was born Jan. 17, 1954, in Jonesboro to the late James Preston Gibson and Thelma Scarborough Gibson.
Bob Calhoun, 76, of Benton died March 12, 2011.Â He was a retired food broker and an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Benton.