Archive - Jul 2012 - Obituary
Tracey â€śTrayâ€ť Matthew Moody, 40, of Benton, died Saturday, July 28, of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
He was born June 26, 1972, in Little Rock.Â Tray was the owner and operator of TME and also a Master Electrician.Â He was a loving and dedicated father, taking his four sons duck hunting so that the love of the sport could be passed on to future generations.Â This past season, Tray was so focused on his sons, their safety and enjoyment of the sport that he didnâ€™t get a duck himself.Â
Ralph Lucion Riner Jr., 71, of Benton passed away Saturday, July 28.Â
He was born April 6, 1941, in Savannah, Ga., to the late Edna and Ralph Riner Sr.Â He retired from sales and was an entrepreneur.Â After his retirement he was employed part-time as a driver for SCAT.
In addition to his family, he loved building, watching and racing cars.
Adolphus J. "Jr." Westbrook, 87, of Haskell, passed away July 26.Â
He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Haskell to the late Dolph and Gertie Sims Westbrook.Â
"Jr." was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and served in the Army during World War II.
Â He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Dean Westbrook.
Carolyn Sue Cauffiel, 76, passed away on July 25.
Carolyn was born on May 5, 1936, in Hot Springs. She enjoyed shopping and collected angels and crystal.
Carolyn worked at Union Bank for a number of years and was very involved in her church,Â Trinity Baptist Church in Malvern, where she was a memberÂ as well as serving as the secretary for the church for a short period of time.
She loved shopping. Her favorite collections were angels and crystal. Â Carolyn was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Marlin Ray Wright, 67, of Cabot passed away Tuesday, July 24.Â He was born April 7, 1945 in Bauxite.
Ray was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired Arkansas State Police trooper.Â He was a member of the Arkansas Retired State Police Association and quietly donated to several charities.Â
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin and Bertha Wright; two brothers, Joe Wayne and Ralph Wright; and three sisters, Shirley Bradley, Billie June Horvath and Juanita Jacobs.
Frankie Mae Calvin, 75, of Benton went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 19. Frankie was born to Joel White Sr and Christine Sanders White in Grady. She retired from ALCOA after working there for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Calvin Sr.; an infant son, Lawrence Calvin; her stepmother, Alma White; and her sister, Haydena Smith.
Norma McAdory Girner, 90, of Benton passed away Tuesday, July 24. She was born March, 7, 1922, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Dave and Lilly B. Harris.
She was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church for 44 years, where at one time she served as church secretary.
In earlier years she was an active member and supporter of the Saline County Humane Society.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 43 years, Robert McAdory Sr.; her second husband, John Girner; a son, Richard "Rick" McAdory; and two siblings.
Charles Andrew â€śAndyâ€ť Curtis, 95 of Bryant, passed away July 22 at the home of his son, the late Charles Jeffrey â€śJeffâ€ť Curtis and daughter-in-law, Sondra Haile Curtis.
Born Sept. 3, 1916, to John Anderson and Jeffie Howard Curtis in Paron, Andy was one of nine children, all of whom are deceased. The siblings included Eunice Jackson; Allen, Don, Ed and Kelso Curtis; Rosa Lee Rickard; and Ellene Lancaster. He married Jimmye Raye Ramsey Curtis in 1944 and they had one son, Charles Jeffrey.
James Arlin Craig Jr., 65, of Little Rock, passed away on July 23, 2012, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Feb. 10, 1947, to Arlin and Evelyn Craig, who preceded him in death. Jim managed his family business, Red Gate Liquor, which was established in 1951, then succeeded his father as owner. Through his tireless work and dedication, it expanded to a new facility in 1991 and grew into the flourishing business it is today. The success of the business was due to Jimâ€™s dedication to his loyal customers.
Jerry Lynn Thomason, 65, of Traskwood passed away on July 22, with his family by his side.Â
Jerry was born on May 18, 1947 to Cleo and Mary Thomason in Benton.Â He was very outgoing and loved putting his cars in antique car shows, fishing, playing music and shooting guns.Â Jerry retired from Benton Service Center after 17 years as a fireman.Â His favorite times were spent with his family and friends. He was of Baptist faith.
Jerry is preceded in death by his father, Cleo Thomason; grandson, Patrick Hilborn and grandmother, Willie B. Smith.