Archive - Aug 9, 2012 - Obituary
E. L. "June" Cody, 78, of Benton died Wednesday, Aug. 8. He was born Dec. 24, 1933. in Casa, Ark.
E. L. retired from Benton Utilities after 33 years of service. He was a 32nd-degree Mason of Lodge No. 34, a member of the Order of the Mystic Shrine, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Collins and Oma Smith Cody; a son and daughter; two brothers; and seven sisters.
Bobby L. Kitchens, 63, of Malvern passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born July 7, 1949, in Benton, the son of Raymond and Mary Spears Kitchens.
Bobby worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 27 years and was a member of North Main Church of Christ.
He enjoyed playing golf and loved Razorback football. Bobby graduated from Bauxite High School in 1967, earned a bachelor's degree from Henderson State University and served in the U.S. Army.Â Â
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Helen Joyce Henthorne, 80, of Red Bay, Ala., formerly of Benton, passed away Aug. 8.Â She was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Pittsburg, Texas, to the late Bernon and Flora Chapman Braswell.Â
Helen was retired from Ford Motor Co. after 31 years as a purchasing agent.Â She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jerry Lee Braswell.
Hoyt Von Hill, 72, of Paron died Monday, Aug. 6, at his home. He was born June 4, 1940 in Saline County.
Hoyt was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 309 and the Paron Volunteer Fire Department and was retired from the U S Army.
Hoyt joined the Army in 1957 at the age of 17. While enlisted, he was stationed in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam and various parts of Texas. He retired in 1979 after 22 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Betty Hill; his wife, Gloria Hill; and his sister, Wilma Faye Hill.
Lt. Col. Glee Greenhaw Smyth, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force,passed away on Aug. 5, surrounded by his family at his home in the Shaw community near Benton.
Smyth was born Feb. 22, 1919, at Marshall. Smyth joined the Army Air Corps and served in the China/India/Burma theater and retrained as a meteorologist in the Air Force. While he was stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, he served as President John F. Kennedyâ€™s accompanying meteorologist on Air Force 2.