Archive - May 7, 2012 - Obituary
John Douglas Willis, 67, of Hope Mills, North Carolina, formally of Benton, passed away Wednesday, May 2, at the Durham VA Medical Center.Â He was born on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945 toÂ Winfred and Margie Lovell Willis.Â John was a veteran of the United States Army and Vietnam War; 18 year employee of Aloca, Benton; Wrenn Handling, Fayetteville, North Carolina and his most loved job, a Baptist Minister for years.
John was preceded in death by his father, WR â€śBoogleâ€ť Willis, brother in laws, Kenneth Murders and Larry Parker, and two granddaughters, Virginia and Elizabeth.
Dr. Carl F. Matlock, 76, of Benton passed away May 4, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.Â He was born July 23, 1935 in Bismarck to the late Howard F.
Dr. Ed Hollenbeck of Benton, a retired Cumberland Presbyterian minister and a former executive director for the Benton Public Housing Authority, died Friday, May 4, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. He was 82.
Dr. Hollenbeck served pastorates at numerous Cumberland Presbyterian and United Methodist churches in Arkansas. His most recent pastorate was at the Cumberland Presbyterian Fellowship, located in Bryant, where he continued to be active as long as his health permitted.