Archive - Jan 3, 2013 - Obituary
Mackey Louis Spivey, 75, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 31. He was born Dec. 19, 1937. in Havana.
Mackey was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired from Alcoa after 30 years and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Audice Spivey and Mae Frazier Spivey; and two sisters, Laquita Scott Baxley and Bettye Brown Knopp.
Harmon D. Matthews, 88, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1.Â He was born June 6, 1924, in Donaldson to the late Frank and Eva Mae Matthews.
He was a War World II Army veteran and won the Bronze Star and Oak Leaf Cluster for heroism under fire. Mr. Matthews worked as a driver for Arkansas Best Freight for 30 years. Also, he was a Mason for 60 years.
C. W. â€śBillâ€ť Golenor of Benton went to be with our Lord on Dec. 31, 2012. He was born on April 14, 1927, in Malvern, to the late Ernest and Lucille Golenor.Â Mr. Golenor served in the Naval Air Corps in World War II.Â He ran away from home to ride the ponies at Oaklawn at age 15. When World War II broke out, he wanted to serve his country and lied about his age and went in the Navy a year earlier than was legal.Â He ended up as a waist gunner on a B-17 bomber serving in the Pacific.
Lethel Frank Slatton, 86, of Hot Springs, formerly of Benton, died Dec. 31, 2012. He was born in Murfreesboro on Nov. 7, 1926, to Benjamin Frank and Lesta Lala Slatton.
Frank was an educator who spent 35 years in Arkansas schools. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hot Springs and a member of Doug and Patsy Ervinâ€™s Sunday School Class.
Billy Keith Butts, 62, of Bauxite passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born Dec. 5, 1950, in Hanna City, Ill., to the late James Butts and Marylin (Miller) Butts.
Bill was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended New Song Community Church in Benton.Â
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Butts.