Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Mark David Neal, 52, of Benton died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1959 in Benton.
Mark was a former employee of Silver Dollar City and a member of Wright's Chapel Church in Benton. He was preceded in death by his father, Dock Neal.Â
He is survived by his wife, Shelia Neal of Benton; two sons, Shawn Neal of Bauxite and David Neal of Benton; his mother, Mabel Dixon of Benton; a brother, Jimmy Neal of Benton; and three grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held at 10 .m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Old Union Cemetery in Benton with the Rev. Curtis Bryant officiating.
Thelma Elizabeth Farr, 92, of Bryant went on to glory on Dec. 28.
She is survived by her sons, Frezel Farr and wife Sandra of Little Rock, Kenneth Farr of Bryant and Nathaniel Farr and wife Mary of Altadena, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Wilma Roosevelt of Little Rock; two sisters, Dorothy Wallace and husband A.C. of Bryant, and Louvenia Peters of Chicago, Ill.; 22 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Pamela Barton; other relatives and friends.
Parker Alan Hilligas Purifoy, 4, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 1. Parker and his twin brother, Paxton Blake, were born on Nov. 12, 2007.
Survivors include his parents, Nicholas Purifoy of Benton and Sherri Hilligas of East End; his grandparents, Karen "MeMaw" Purifoy and Jerry Taylor of Malvern and Tamie "GramBo" and Eddie Hilligas of Sardis; specia parents,
Cathy Diane Young, 52, of North Little Rock passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3. She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Billie Sue Banks Latham; and a brother, Leonard Don Latham.
She is survived by her son, James Young of Bryant and his fiancee, Kera Harriss; a daughter, Angel Young of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mary Stearns and husband James of Bryant; two brothers, Billy Latham of Jerusalem and Robert Latham and wife Brenda of Mayflower; and his father, Leonard V. Latham of North Little Rock.
A private family service is planned.
Patricia Ann Cunningham, 68, of Traskwood died Monday, Jan. 2.
She was born Nov. 26, 1943, to the late Harold Dean and Mildred Hambrick Cunningham.Â She was a graduate of Glen Rose High School, a former employee of Saline Memorial Hospital and a member of Traskwood United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Mildred Cunningham; and a brother, Harold D. Cunningham Jr.
Thomas Roger Allen, 69, of Alexander passed away Jan. 2.Â He was born May 1, 1942, in New York to the late Roger and Joyce Sargent Allen. Thomas was a member of New Life Baptist Church.Â He worked for Herman Reeves Dirtworks for 22 years.
Frankie L. Gross, 74, of Benton departed this life on Jan. 2, 2012.Â She was born April 18, 1937, to the late, Frank and Cloma Atchley in Pine Bluff.
Frankie was a homemaker. Her hobbies were fishing, camping and spending time with family.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Verna Mae Rhodes; a half-sister, Maxine; and a half-brother, Billy.
J.C. Wells, 81, of Bryant passed away Friday, Dec. 30, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock.
J.C. was born in Morrilton on Aug. 10, 1930, the son of Ruby Lesslie and Jessie Ina Wells.Â He worked as a concrete finisher and owned Collegeville Station for several years.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; four brothers; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He and his wife, Helen Abney Wells, were married for 61 years.
Iris Meeks Silvey, 92, of Jonesboro died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born in Swartz, La., to Charlie L. and Ruth Burford Meeks.
She had lived in Jonesboro for 20 years, moving there from Benton. She was a graduate of Eudora High School and retired after 30 years of service as a licensed psychiatric technician at the Arkansas State Hospital and at George W. Jackson mental health facility in Jonesboro.
She enjoyed watching television and sports and was a member of the Razorback Club for several years.
Jean Wallace Propst, 82, of Lonsdale passed away Sunday, Jan. 1.Â She was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Navarro County, Texas.
Mrs. Propst retired from Jacuzzi Bros. as a machine operator.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Genevieve Besson Wallace; her husband, Paul â€śLuckyâ€ť Propst; a daughter, Alicia Keltner; a brother, Jack Wallace Sr.; and a grandson, Josh Seamon.