Archive - Feb 12, 2013 - Obituary
James Wendell Smith, 65, rode off to heaven Saturday, Feb. 9. Wendell died at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends and his dog, Four. The son of the late Homer E. Smith and Jewel Gates Smith, he was born Sept. 13, 1947, at the Saline County community of Kentucky. Wendell was a 1967 graduate of Fuller High School in Little Rock where he played football. He was a Seabee in the United States Navy and served in Vietnam. Wendell was a longtime employee of United Parcel Service in Little Rock.
Tammy D. (Brown) Horner, 45, of Centerton was promoted to her heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 9.Â
Teresa Moseley Judd, 52, of Benton passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, at Saline Memorial Hospital, after suffering a massive heart attack.Â She was born March 4, 1960, to the late William Mosely and Freeda Moseley Tinkle.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Stan Judd; her sister, Sue Ashcraft and husband Tracy of Bryant; her niece Teena and nephew Shane and their children; and other relatives and friends.
Betty Maxine Elder Barger, 63, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 9.Â She was born Dec. 2, 1949 in DeWitt, to the late Scott Howard Elder and Marie Maxine Elder.Â She was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.Â Before becoming a homemaker, she was employed at the Benton Courier, Food and Fuel gas station, and Benton Veneer Co.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved canine companion, Shaq Barger.
Mary Ruth Dunn Harrison, 66, of Alexander went home to be with Jesus on Feb. 9.Â She was born in Hampton toÂ William Angus and Lillian Biggers.
Clarence Douglas James, 80, of Benton passed away Saturday, Feb 9.Â He was born in Harrisburg, to the late Virgil Adron James and Mary Lois Winningham James Davenport on Oct. 15, 1932.Â He was a graduate of Trumann High School and Arkansas State University and served in the U.S. Army for two years, the National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. His hobbies were spending time with his grandchildren and creating his inventions.
Donald Gray McMillan, 86, of Benton passed away Thursday, Feb. 7.Â
He was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Little Rock, to the late Eugene McMillan and Maye Morehead McMillan.Â He was preceded in death by his sister, Marguerite McMillan; and by his brothers, William McMillan and Ray McMillan.
He was a 1945 graduate of Pine Bluff High School, attended Louisiana Tech University and was a 1951 graduate of the University of Arkansas, where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.
Betty M. Wilson, 79, passed away at Saline Memorial Hospice on Feb. 9.Â
She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Wilson and Rick Wilson; and two grandsons, Jonathan Wilson and Jason Wilson.Â
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jack Wilson; daughter Linda Gasaway and husband Bruce; grandson Steven Wilson; granddaughter Ashleigh Adams and husband Brian; and three great-grandchildren.
Family graveside service will be today at 3:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.Â Arrangements provided by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton.Â
Emery L. Smith Jr., 83, of Benton passed away Saturday, Feb. 9. He was born April 21, 1930, in England.Â Mr. Smith was a master plumber, a self-employed equipment operator and a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery L. Smith Sr. and Hassie M. Smith; brother Jerry Smith; and three sisters, Agnes Wilson, Lucille Garrett and Juanita Hughes.
Deborah L. Moore, age 72, of Benton passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.Â
She was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Livermore Falls, Maine.Â
Mrs. Moore worked at Saline Memorial Hospital and was a member of Geyer Springs Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Caroline Ward; and her husband, Guy Gordan Moore.