Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Darrell W. Lavendusky, 61, of Bauxite, passed away Jan. 20.He was born Oct. 11, 1950 in Henryetta, Okla., to Julius and Belva Lavendusky. Darrell was an employee of Coors Tech in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Julius Ray Lavendusky.
He is survived by his wife, Mary â€śMelindaâ€ť Lavendusky; two sons, Steve Lavendusky and wife Sarah of Alexander and John Lavendusky of Alexander; a daughter, Jennifer Hood and husband Paul of Bauxite; stepchildren, Melissa White of Benton andMark Orrell of Haskell; a sister, Linda Kay Dodson of Colorado; and eight grandchildren.
Christine Scott Bailey, 78, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 19. She was born on May 6, 1933, in Mt. Ida, the daughter of Jewell Jefferson Scott and Cora Margaret Warren Scott. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William E. Bailey; her sister, Patsy Jo Scott Graves; and her brother-in-law, Raymond Myers.
Christine was Assembly of God in her faith and a beloved mother, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed.
Altha P. Mallory, beloved â€śMa Ma,â€ť went to be with the Lord on Jan. 18 at the beautiful age of 101. She was born on Oct. 9, 1910, in Crockett, Texas.
â€śMa Maâ€ť was preceded in death by two husbands, Robert Keene and Jim Mallory; a daughter, Effie Hulme; a great-grandson, Shane Tyer; and a special granddaughter-in-law, Doris Tyer.
Tonya Verser, 48, of Magnet Cove died Jan.17.Â She was born June 24, 1963, in Malvern to Dean and Anita (Holiman) Nix.
She was a Malvern High School graduate and the medical staff coordinator at Hot Spring County Medical Center in Malvern.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy Verser; two sons, Josh and Zach Verser; her parents, Dean and Anita Nix; her sisters, Tammy Brown and husband Les, Kim Burton and husband Michael, and Kristi Jones and husband, Jeff.Â
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Regency Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Magnet Cove Cemetery.Â
Dorothy Elizabeth Newcomb Counts, 93, a resident of the Collegeville community, died Monday, Jan.16.Â She was born June 29, 1918 in Saline County to the late William and Cora Lee Wright Newcomb.Â Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, William Con and Cora Lee Wright Newcomb; her husband, Frank Counts; her brothers, Lawrence Newcomb and wife Mildred of Collegeville, Frank Newcomb and wife Juanita of Scott; her sisters, Bea Gordon and husband Louie of California and Mary Leetha Newcomb of Scott.Â
Linnie Cordelia Ragan, 90, of Benton died Thursday, Jan. 12, in West Virginia. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Warren.
Mrs. Ragan was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Seth Holland and Nora Helen Spencer Holland; her husband, Simon L. Ragan; and two brothers, Bernard Holland and Edward Holland.
John Earle Toler, 53, of Haskell passed away Friday, Jan. 13.Â He was born Sept. 30, 1958, in Little Rock.
John was retired from UPS.Â He was preceded in death by his father, William Toler; and his daughter, Jamie Lynn Looney.
He is survived by his daughter, Hollie Moore and husband Chris of Benton; his mother, Carra Jo Toler of Bryant; a brother, Bill Toler of Little Rock; a sister, Debby Felton and husband Wayne of Bryant; a grandson, Blake Looney; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Debra Denise Hoover Bartley, 59, of Hazen was called to her heavenly home on Jan. 15, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
She was born May 1, 1952, in Chicago to Derald Flint and Marjorie Ann Bendig Hoover. â€śDebiâ€ť liked to crochet, enjoyed going to the casino and cherished her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a younger brother, Michael Hoover.
David McKinnley Morrow, 33, of Little Rock, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14.Â He was born July 7, 1978 in Benton.Â David was a true Christian, a wonderful son and a loving man.Â His passion was rebuilding mustangs.Â David was preceded in death by his grandfather, Carl Morrow and a brother, Thomas Michael Morrow.Â
He is survived by his parents, Tommy and Marsha Morrow of Little Rock; brother, Mark Edward Morrow of Benton; grandparents, Betty Morrow of Benton and George and Glenna Johnson of Benton and three cousins he considered brothers, Jeff, Darin and Billy Joe Clay.
John T. â€śJ.T.â€ť Peterson, 91, of Bauxite passed away Friday, Jan. 13. He was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Leola.
Mr. Peterson was retired from Alcoa as a mine superintendent.Â He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Webster and Della Ray Peterson; a brother, Kenneth Peterson; and a sister, Odelia Lenger.