Archive - 2012 - Obituary
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.