Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Royce William Wray, 92, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20.Â He was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Bauxite.
Mr. Wray served in the U. S. Marine Corps.Â On Jan. 3, 1942, his unit was the first to be sent to the South Pacific and stayed for 33 months.
He retired from Southwestern Bell and was a member of First Lutheran Church in Benton.Â
Mr. Wray was preceded in death by his parents, Tobe and Della Wray; and two sisters, Lula B. Besancon and Floyce Holland.
Lacerine Smith Bell, 86, of Malvern died Friday, Oct. 12, in a Hot Springs hospital.
She was born in Tulip to the late Rev. Willie B. Smith and Mattie Baugh Smith. She was a retired LPN at the Arkansas State Hospital in Benton (Benton Services Center) and she was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church
Lacerine was predeceased by her parents; her husband, William Bell; three brothers, William T. "Dub" Smith, John E. Smith, Sr. and Henry Smith; five sisters: Mary Smith, Coretta Smith, Willie Green, Ortha Walker and Bernice Lambert
Myrtle Irene McGee, 88, of Benton passed away October 16.Â She was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Cade County, Okla., to the late George Arthur and Stella Simon Noah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by husband, James McGee of Benton; a sister, Doris Faye Jackson of Traskwood; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, by Ashby Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kim Hammer officiating.Â Burial will follow at Fairplay Cemetery.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home.