Archive - Aug 2012 - Obituary
Dale Farrell McClennahan, 78, of Benton, passed away Aug. 30.Â He was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Highland to the late Harrison and Joy L. McClennahan.
Dale was a member of Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church and retired from U.S. Steel of Gary, Ind., after 33 years and 10 months of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Loretta White.
He is survived by wife, Judith Bussey McClennahan of Benton; a brother, Terry McClennahan and wife Elaine of Benton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home.
Virgie Mae Lowrey, 90, of Little Rock, died August 26. She was born May 5, 1922 to Floyd and Winnie Evans. She experienced a full and healthy life, adored her husband of 40 years and served with him at Archview Baptist Church since 1963. She was active in Godâ€™s Older Kids, Puppet and Bus ministry; always witnessing to others her Christian faith. She spent her working years in the Trust Department of Regions Bank retiring in 1984. After retirement, she devoted her time to preparing lessons for Sunday school class for over 20 years.
Marjorie M. Anderson, 90 of Malvern, died Sunday morning, Aug. 26, at Hot Spring County Medical Center.
She was born in Prescott on March 16, 1922, to the late Fred Anderson and Velma Riggan Anderson.
Reared and receiving her early education in Prescott, she graduated from Henderson State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree.
A longtime resident of Malvern, she taught in the Malvern Public School System for more than 30 years, where she was a sponsor for the Future Business Leaders of America.Â Miss Anderson was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Malvern.
â€¨Bernice Hunter Gifford passed away on Aug. 23. She was born Dec. 11, 1916.
She was born in Centerville, Mo., to Stella Miner Hunter and Ernest M. Hunter. Â She resided in Gideon, Mo., from 1938 to 2003.
She was a member of Fox Ridge Retirement Community in Bryant from 2003 until her death.
Bernice accepted Christ as her Savior when she was 9 years old and was active in her home church.
She was united in marriage in 1938 to John W. Gifford and they spent most of their married life in Gideon, Mo. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2008 prior to Mr. Gifford's death.
Eva Jean (Burks) Cox, 83, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 26, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.Â She was born May 3, 1929 in Mabelvale to the late Jessie Lem Burks and Vera Ruth (Rogers) Burks.Â She was a member of Calvery Baptist Church and an Eastern Star.Â Mrs. Cox was very active with the PTA and had served as a past president.Â She was also a hotel book keeper and had obtained her real estate license.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, one granddaughter, Jessica Amber Morgan and two sisters, Bonnie Garner and Joyce Gibson.
James Floyd â€śPapa Jimâ€ť Mills, 73, of Benton, passed away Friday evening August 24.Â He was born October 29, 1938 in Haskell, to Marcus Coy Mills and Opie Berryhill Mills.Â James received his education and training at Henry Ford Technical Institute, now a subsidiary of Michigan State University, in Detroit Michigan.Â He was employed for many years in the tool-and-die trade, eventually becoming an industrial designer specializing in compound progressive dies and plastic injection molds.Â His many product designs surround us daily, from plastic drinking cups from McDonalds, throw-away meat tray c
Odale Gentry, 77, passed away on Aug. 24 in Alexander. He was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Bauxite to Amores Wyatt and Flora Ellen Gentry. He proudly served his country as a Marine in the Korean War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 14000. He worked for several years for the city of Benton, drove a truck and was a mechanic during most of his working years. Odale was dearly loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.â€¨He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Sue Gentry, and his parents.
Montie Dean Nelson, 48, of Bryant, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 24. He was born July 27, 1964, in Little Rock. He was a self-employed carpenter and loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by all grandparents and father, Joel Nelson.
Maureen P. Hogue, 77, of Mabelvale, passed away Friday, August 24. She was born January 2, 1935 in Limestone County, Texas. Mrs. Hogue was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Hazel Pollock; brother, Wayland Pollock and a special friend, June Williams, who died just hours after her.
Stephen Ashley Colvert, 61, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22.Â He was born Sept. 13, 1950, in Little Rock to the late Floyd and Betty Colvert.Â Steve was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Benton, and was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.Â He loved woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, his sister, Tracey Noll, preceded him in death.