Archive - Mar 2012 - Obituary
Chad Frederick Clift, born Dec. 18, 1976, departed this life on Sunday, March 11, 2012.Â He was 35.Â
Although Chad was a Benton native and a 1995 Benton graduate, he had spent time living in California, Illinois, and Louisiana.Â Additionally, Chad traveled the world during his service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1995 to 1999.
Thomas Wayne Jones, age 64, of Little Rock passed away Monday, March 12, 2012.Â He was born Sept. 23, 1947, in Prescott.Â
Mr. Jones worked at Alcoa for 17 years and was a carpenter for seven years.Â He was U.S. Marine veteran, having served in Vietnam. He was a member of The Church at Rock Creek in Little Rock.
Ina Marie Drennan, age 91, of Benton passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012.Â She was born Nov. 16, 1920 in West Bolton, Kan.Â
Mrs. Drennan was a retired school cafeteria manager.Â She was a member of Northside Church of Christ and Sharon Extension Homemakers Club.Â
Mrs. Drennan was preceded in death by her parents, John Ben and Eva May Hughes; her husband, Hollis Drennan; a sister, Edith Lee; and three brothers, James, Fred and Robert (Bob) Hughes.
Billie J. Cooper Honea, 82 of Dayton, Texas, formerly of Prescott, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas.
Mrs. Honea was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 32 years, Fred W. Honea Sr.; a son, Donnie Garrett; a grandson, Joshua P. Honea; and seven brothers and sisters.
Billie was born July 4, 1929, in Prescott to Thomas A. and Zula L. Nolen Cooper. She is a former resident of Baytown, Texas, and resided in Dayton, Texas, area for the past 15 years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
Sylvia G. McCray, age 95, of Benton passed away Monday evening, March 12, 2012.Â
She was born July 16, 1916, to Russell A. and Laura Rich Garlington in Bryant.
Mrs. McCray was preceded in death by her husband, Ben M. McCray; her parents; her brother, M. F. â€śTomâ€ť Garlington; her sister, Era Lynch; and a nephew, Michael J. Garlington.
Emily Gatlin Lisenbey, 90, of Benton passed away on Sunday, March 11. She was born Nov. 26, 1921, in Traskwood.
Emily was a retired L.P.N. for the state of Arkansas and a member of First Assembly of God in Benton
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Minnie Davis Gatlin; her husband, Eddie Lisenbey;,brothers, Delmar, Houston, George and John Gatlin; and a grandson.
Wallace Ted Vogler Wade of Tucson, Ariz., and Traskwood, died March 10 at his home. He was 67.
Born Feb. 19, 1945, in Memphis, Tenn., Ted was the son of Lewis Arthur Wade Jr. and Dorothy Lorraine Casto.Â
He was the grandson of Lewis Arthur Wade Sr. and Alvina â€śVernieâ€ť Ulmer of Shelby County, Tenn., and Ralph Bob Casto and Ethel Blassingame of Pulaski County.
James B.Â Gately, age 71, of Benton died Sunday, March 11, 2012, after battling lung cancer for several years.Â
J.B. was born and raised in Lonoke, where he graduated from high school. He was the son of Sam J. Gately and Lillie Mae Gately, who both preceded him in death. He was also predeceased by a brother, Sidney W. Gately of Earles.Â
Â J.B. was a Little Rock Police officer for 13 years and worked for Alcoa at Bauxite in the plant security and fire departments until his retirement in 2004.
Paul McAdoo, 78, of Malvern, passed away Thursday, March 8 at Heartland Rehabilitation and Care Center of Benton.Â He was born January 31, 1934 in Pine Bluff and grew up in El Dorado and Traskwood.Â Paulâ€™s second greatest passion in life was driving 18 wheelers across country, the first being his wife and family.Â Other great past times of his included fishing, hunting, John Deere tractors and visiting with friends-especially at the locals table at J.J.â€™s Truck Stop.Â He was a very out going person, never meeting a stranger and always left a lasting impression on everyone he met.Â
Charles Edward Oetken, 60, passed peacefully of heart failure on Wednesday, March 7. He was retired from Kroger Warehouse.
He wax preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Betty Oetken of Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Bishop Oetken; a daughter, Susan Stewart and husband Alan; a son, Charles Brian Oetken; a grandson, Jordan Stewart; a brother, Norman Oetken of Salem; and a sister, Donna Williams of Louisville, Ky.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Family Funeral Care, 4925 Summer Ave. in Memphis, Tenn.