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.
Ronald Wayne Havniear, 51, of Traskwood found eternal peace on Friday, May 4. He was born on May 2, 1961 in Little Rock, Arkansas to James and Lois Havniear.
Ron was a Master Carpenter in Residential Construction whom took great pride in his craftsmanship. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Nascar, was an avid collector, but mostly, spending time with his wife, children, family and friends.
Rodger DeWayne McCallister, age 70, of Benton, passed away Fri., May 4, 2012.Â He was born Aug. 15, 1941 in England, Arkansas to the late Sylvester McCallister and Eula Marie Dardenne McCallister.Â He retired from Alcoa after 30 years and was a member of Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church in Benton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Luther McCallister and Edward McCallister, one sister, Lenora Allen, and three nephews, Marvin Darrell McCallister, Eddie Garner and Jonathan Garner.
Mary Jewell Brown, 94, of Benton, died Thursday, May 3.Â She was born May 15, 1917 in Bauxite to Osroe and Fleeta Akins.Â Mrs. Brown was retired from Benton Public Schools where she taught third grade at Angie Grant Elementary School before becoming a counselor at West Side Junior High.Â She was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.Â In leisure time she enjoyed gospel music, antiques and oil painting.Â She practiced disciplines of industry, determination, hard work and frugality.Â
Gerald â€śJerryâ€ť Landreth,,Â 80, of Traskwood, passed away May 3.Â He was born April 18, 1932 in Traskwood, to the late Arlin and Ruth Summerville Landreth.Â He was a member of Forest Towers Baptist Church, Justice of the Peace for 12 years and Board Member on the Southwest Water Board for many years.Â Jerry retired from Reynolds Metals Corp.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Albert, Dewayne and George â€śBuddyâ€ť Landreth, sister, Shirley Shelton, nephew, Chris Hulsey and daughter in law, Becky Landreth.
Rachel C. Motz, 85, went to be with her Lord on April 18, in Lakeland, Fla.Â She was born on Sept 14, 1926 to Dominic and Mary Carriato, in Pittsburgh Penn.
She is preceeded in death by her parents and a son Joseph Michael Motz, brothers, Carman Girlordo, William Girlordo, Joseph Girlordo and Louie Carriato; sisters, Caroline Pesa, Rose Secen and Marge Omasits.Â