Archive - Aug 2012 - Obituary
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.
Dean Allen Lillie, 63, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 5 with his loving and devoted family by his side.Â Dean was born on June 11, 1949, to Truman and Dorothy Lillie in Corry, Pa.
Dean was a resident of Benton, but previously lived in New Orleans for more than 30 years.Â Dean was a loving and devoted husband, father and â€śPaw Paw.â€ť
His family was his heart and soul and the joy of his life.Â He had a passion for hunting with his sons and grandsons.
Dean was a systems engineer for over 33 years with Entergy/SAIC.Â
Mary Frances Mills, 80, of Bauxite, formerly of Mayflower, went to be with the Lord Aug. 5, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mary was born in Russellville on Dec. 31, 1931, and lived there until she married and moved to Little Rock.Â Her husband served with the U.S. Army and during her marriage she had the opportunity to see many parts of the United States.
Elvin Hill, 58, of Alexander, passed away Aug. 5.
He was born July 31, 1954, in Benton, to the late Ralph and Mildred Boudra Hill.Â An avid hunter and fisherman, he worked for Power of Arkansas for more than 21 years and was a dedicated employee.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Hill of Alexander; sons, Kevin and Steven Hill, both of Benton; a brother, Ellis Hill of Jessieville; four sisters, Martha Ray and Shirley Thornberry, both of Malvern, Lavern Tittle of Haskell, and Carolyn Hiltenbrand of Missouri; a stepson, Bryan Coney of Mabelvale; seven grandsons and one granddaughter.
Thelma Atwood, 100, of Little Rock, formerly of Benton, passed away Aug. 4. She was born Aug. 28, 1911, in Hickory Plains. She was the daughter of Herbert Lemuel Colclasure and Sarah Lillian Lackie-Colclasure.
Thelma was a retired assembly Inspector for Timex. She was a member of Ivy Chapel Christian Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, quilting and needlework.
Jimmy Wayne Dodson Sr., 65, passed away on July 31.Â He was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Benton.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Velma Dodson.
He is survived by a son, Jimmy Wayne Dodson Jr., as well as many friends and family members.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Peaceful Haven Funeral Home in Benton.Â No memorial service is planned.
Online guestbook: www.peacefulhavenfuneralhome.com.
Mary Davenport Wert Kimpel, 89, of Little Rock passed to the Lordâ€™s care on Aug. 1.
Mary was born Dec. 9, 1922, to William and Katherine Wert in Chattanooga, Tenn. She graduated from Benton High School. After working for a few years as a receptionist at the Hurricane Creek aluminum plant in Bauxite, she met a young engineer named Paul Henry Kimpel Jr. They were married on July 19, 1944, and enjoyed 68 years of marriage.
Harold Lee Woodard Sr., 84, of Benton, died Thursday, Aug. 2, at his home.
Harold was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Bradley County, a son of the late Silas Lee Woodard and Mary May Howsen Woodard.
He was a graduate of the Banks Public School System. He was a member of Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church and was retired from Alcoa.