Archive - Jan 2013 - Obituary
Joyce Sluder, 59, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8. She was born Dec., 22, 1953 in Little Rock.
Joyce was a 1972 graduate of Benton High School. She was employed as a cashier at Razorback Car Wash for three years and a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church, where she was the pianist.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Juanita Chambers.
Robert Edward Lattin Sr., 62, of Alexander passed away Monday, Jan. 7.Â He was born Jan., 14, 1950 in Bauxite.
Mr. Lattin was a U.S. Army veteran and later retired from the Reserve.Â He also retired from Granite Mt. Rock Quarry as a heavy equipment operator.Â Mr. Lattin was active with the Masons for several years.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Deaton and Annie Lois (Jones) Lattin; three sisters; and one brother.
Peter Crook Gray, 46, of Little Rock passed away Jan. 7. He was born March 27, 1966 in Sacramento, Calif., to Tomps and Barbara Crook Gray.
Peter conducted sales and marketing for several Arkansas-based companies.Â He served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve and Arkansas Army National Guard at several duty stations as a combat medical specialist, infantryman, and instructor.Â He graduated from Calvary Christian Academy in Little Rock and attended University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His interests included art, golf, Razorback football and basketball, music, reading and animals.
Louise â€śLucyâ€ť Reid, 73, of Haskell, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8.Â She was born De 31, 1939 in Russellville.
Mrs. Reid retired from the Harmony Grove School District and was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dolan and Viva Johnson; and a grandson, William Lee Hall Jr.
She is survived by her best friend and husband of 52 years, Troy D. Reid of Haskell; a son, Kevin Reid of Bentonville; a daughter, Karla Hall of Haskell; and six grandchildren, Jeremy Hall, Natalie Hall, Catherine Reid, Zachary Reid, Kelsie Cox and Evan Cox.
Zachary â€śZachâ€ť Ryan Bynum, 18, of Bauxite went to be with the Lord Jan. 7.Â
Zach was born in Little Rock, Ark., on Oct. 17, 1994, to Karla Marina and Dewayne Bynum.
He was a senior at Bauxite High School and a member of Pleasant Hills Baptist Church.
Zach was a strong-willed, quick-witted, fun-loving young man. He was a mommaâ€™s boy and was always playing with her hair.
He loved playing video games, hanging out with his friends, rapping, eating hot wings and making everyone laugh.
Marcelee Cooper, 85, of Jacksonville, formerly of Bauxite, passed away on Jan. 7. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville and the Faith Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Cooper was a retired Southern Baptist ministerâ€™s wife and a homemaker. She spent more then 40 years serving alongside her husband and in many capacities of ministry in several churches around Arkansas, including Almyra Baptist Church and Wilson First Baptist Church, where she taught women in Sunday School, led the Womenâ€™s Missionary Union, and sang in the church choir.
Pearl Marie Williams Nickels, 88, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 7.Â She was born Dec. 9, 1924 in Texas.Â
Mrs.. Nickels was preceded in death by her parents of Corpus Christie, Texas; and her son, Daniel B. Nickels Jr. of Louisiana.
Woody Eugene Putman, 56, of Mabelvale, left this life down here on Saturday, Jan. 5.Â He was born Aug. 28, 1956, to Woody A. and Beulah M. Putman of Bauxite.
Mr. Putman was a forklift operator at Reynolds Metals in Bauxite.
He was predeceased by his sister, Linda Darlene Putman.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Leslie West Putman and Troy Eugene Putman and wife Kim, all of Benton; two sisters, Shirley Miller of Benton and Rebecca Bolding of Bryant; and two grandchildren, Salina Putman and Spencer Levi Putman.
Maci Leighann Harris, 10, of Otter Creek went to be with her Lord on Jan. 2.Â She was a very outgoing and active young lady.Â
Maci loved going to church at Oak Park Baptist Church, where she was very involved with the GMA girls ministry. She also enjoyed playing tennis and riding horses.Â She was a very loving sister, daughter, granddaughter and friend.Â She attended Otter Creek Elementary School.
Maci was preceded in death by her grandfather, Pastor David Harris.
Pastor David Edward Harris, 64, of Little Rock went to be with his Lord on Jan. 1. He was born July 18, 1948, to Leo and Mary Harris in Little Rock.
David was a very devoted and loving husband, son, father and grandfather. He dedicated his life to helping and mentoring others; he truly had a servantâ€™s heart.
He was the pastor for 36 years of Oak Park Baptist Church in Little Rock. He was an avid sports fan and loved listening to music.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Harris, and his beautiful granddaughter, Maci Harris.