Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Reedy Edward Harris, 100, of Bauxite, died Thursday October 25. He was born February 12, 1912 in Center Ridge. Mr. Harris was a retired millwright and a member of the Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin Harris and Josephine Brinkley Harris, wife, Claudia Harris, son, Edward Leon Harris, three brothers, Arthur, Glen and Harold Harris.
Freddie â€śMackâ€ť Ball, 76, passed to his heavenly home on Friday, October 26.Â Mack was born September 24, 1936 in Saline County and was the son of Janice Ball and Benton Poe.Â In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him, Elzie and Maud Ball; his sisters Merle Poe, Doris Burrows, Willie Glover, Marie Ball; brother Lindsey Ball and a special uncle Tazel Poe.
James â€śJimâ€ť David Hicks, 36, of Sherwood, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012.Â He was born in Little Rock on February 4, 1976.Â He worked in maintenance at Comfort Inn and Suites.
Goldie Mae Bradshaw Patrick, 80, of Bauxite died Friday October 26. She was born May 12, 1932 in Gum Springs. Goldie was a retired Upholster and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Atlas and Lottie Bradshaw, husband Charles, daughter, Linda Lewis, two grandsons, Charles Walden and Keith Walden.
Sherrell Lynn Pedron, 83, of Benton passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, at Saline Memorial Hospital.Â He was born March 31, 1929 in Camden to the late Julius Andrew Pedron and Lora Bell (Rogers) Pedron.Â Pedron was a U.S. Navy Veteran of both WWII and the Korean War, a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Benton, and retiree from Alcoa, where he was an industrial mechanic.Â
Patricia Ann Franklin, 55, of Conway died Thursday, Oct. 18, in Conway. She was born June 5, 1957, in Little Rock. Patricia was a Baptist.
She is survived by her mother, Doris Franklin, and father, Ralph Franklin, both of Benton; brother, Charles Christian, of Benton; sister and brother-in-law, Becky Wells and Randy, of Texas; niece, Sheryl Howerton, of Texas; nephew, Ryan Wells, of Texas; their families; and her extended family at Conway Human Development Center.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22, at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton.
Robbie Dewell Burleson, 74, resident of Mesa, Ariz., entered into eternal life on Oct. 21. She was Born Oct. 1, 1938 to James Wilbourn and Carmon Mae Burleson in Benton.
After graduation from Chula Vista High School in California, Rob dutifully served his country in the Air Force for the next eight years including assignments in Turkey and Libya. He was a devout Christian and a devoted husband.
Above all, he cherished his role as a loving father, Papa and Great Papa. He enjoyed fishing and all things aviation. He had a passion for the Sun Devils and Razorback football.
Nita Fogleman Stephens, 88, of Little Rock, died Oct. 23, at Four Seasons in Benton. She was born in Kaufman County, Texas, on Oct. 13, 1924, to the late Marvin and Katy Baker Fogleman. She was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Bryan Stephens; and sisters, Mildred Flanders of Longview, Texas, and Mary Kay Copeland of Garland, Texas.
Delbert C. "Babo" Ballentine Jr., 49, of Saline County passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 19.
He was born April 26, 1963, in Little Rock, to the late Delbert C. "Big Bo" Ballentine and Phyllis Townsend Ballentine.
Babo enjoyed Nascar races, the St. Louis Cardinals, listening to rock 'n' roll and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Ballentine and husband Brad Hubbard; a son, Anthony Ballentine; a grandson, Ashton Hubbard, who was his pride and joy; two sisters, Darla Massey and Angelia Mayfield; and many nieces and nephews.
Geraldine Willis, 92, of Searcy, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22. She was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Bauxite to John G. and Arkie Belle Rowland.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Willis; her parents; four sisters, Marie, Tincy, Whickett and Biddy; and three brothers, John B., Ed and Bobby.