Archive - Feb 21, 2013 - Obituary
Russell Hoover, 65, of Bryant lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on Feb. 16. He fought a valiant battle that he just could not win. He was born May 21, 1947, in Falmouth, Ky., to the late Leonard and Nancy Hoover. Russell was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War.
Ronnie Gay Wright, 40, of Benton, passed away Feb. 19.Â She was born May 10, 1972 in Little Rock, to K. Allen and Carla Marine Wright.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Carla Wright and sister Keatha Wright.
She is survived by her daughters, Haley Addie Easter and husband Chris, Holly Hernandez and husband Elias and Heidi Addie; sister Torie S. Holt; brother Russell Wright; grandson Christopher Ryan Easter Jr.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A chapel service by Ashby Funeral HomeÂ will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, with burial to follow at Hicks Cemetery.
Betty Wills, 80, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19. She was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Mineral Springs.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Mary Porter; husband Howard Cramer Wills; brothers James, Don and Charles; and sisters Ruth and Evelyn.
Jennifer Dillard Laurent, 42, a loving wife, mom and daughter, a faithful friend and dedicated teacher of 13 years, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17. Jennifer was born on May 11, 1970, in Memphis, Tenn., to John and Judy Dillard. She graduated from Mountain Home High School, in the class of 1988. She received her bachelor's of science degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, her teacherâ€™s certificate from Texas Womenâ€™s University, and her master's degree from Arkansas State University.
Michelle Oâ€™Neal Patrick, 55, of Ludowici, Ga., departed this life to spend eternity with God on Friday, Feb. 15.
Michelle was born to Odell and Faye Oâ€™Neal on May 29, 1957. in Wenatchee, Wash. Michelle was a very strong-willed woman who handled every obstacle in her life with grace and honesty.Â She loved her family more than words can express.Â More importantly, she made sure that family members personally knew how much they were loved.Â No matter what any of her family did in life, she was always there to support them or set them straight.Â She had the kindest spirit and biggest heart.Â