Archive - Oct 2013 - Obituary
Bobbie Childress Hart, 84, a longtime Benton resident, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 16, 2013. Bobbie was the daughter of the late Plummer and Toncie Childress.
Bobbie was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church for 20 years and a member of WMU for 20 years, serving as president for five years, vice president for five years and secretary for five years.Â Her heart was dedicated to missions and was evidenced by her support of the Dixie Jackson, Annie Armstrong and Lottie Moon mission programs, as wellÂ as her faithful support of Billy Graham.Â
Jeffrey Zane Neel, 19, of the Big Creek Community died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Saline County.Â He was born in Benton on Dec. 22, 1993, to Jeffrey Shawn Neel and Nikki Hewitt Neel Garrett.
Zane attended school in Poyen for a time prior to being home-schooled by his mother, Nikki.Â He worked at Walgreens and attended Pulaski Technical College studying auto mechanics.Â Zane was currently working as an auto mechanic for Riverside Acura-Subaru in Little Rock.
He was a member of Calvary Southern Baptist Church, and was an avid musician.Â
Lorene Boyd Newcomb, 93, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. She was born Oct. 27, 1919 in Benton. Lorene was a housewife and had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton since 1946.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John P. Boyd and Ruth Ann Moore Boyd; her husband, J. C. Newcomb; her brothers, John David and James Boyd; and her sisters, Emma Ruth Bryant and Evelyn Blakley.
Lorene was an avid china painter.
Mary Lois (Hollinger) Pearson, 89, of Bauxite died Oct. 14, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born July 18, 1924, in Prattsville, to the late John Wesley and Nancy (Roberts) Hollinger.
She was a secretary for Kraft Foods of Little Rock and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Sardis. She taught Sunday School at various churches for more than 60 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. "Woody" Pearson; a sister, Joann Walters; and four brothers, Dennis, Bernice, Charles and Ralph Hollinger.