Archive - Feb 2013 - Obituary
Mary Gwyn Allen, 61, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Benton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28. She was born in Benton on Oct. 6, 1951, to the late Richard and Mary Lee Hansen.
Joseph Tolbert Grant Sr., 81, of Lonsdale went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 13.Â He was born June 14, 1931, in Garland County to the late Tobe Grant and Nettie (Rigsby) Grant.Â Mr. Grant was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He retired from Arkansas Best Freight after 20 years as a truck driver and was a member of Local Teamsters Union 878.Â He was a member of Lonsdale Baptist Church. Mr. Grant loved carpentry and the outdoors.
Mary L. Lincoln, 63, of Little Rock lost her battle with breast cancer on Feb. 14.Â She was born July 14, 1949, in Drasco, to the late James and Bertha Pearl Stone Davis.Â Mary was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church on Colonel Glen Road in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Jimmy L. Flowers; step-daughter Angela Galiano; brothers J.D. Davis and Ollie Davis; and sister Alice Allen.
Rebecca Lynn "Becky" McAtee, 63, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock.Â She was born Oct. 15, 1949, in Charleston, W. Va., to Peggy Frances Thompson and the late Gordon William Thompson.
Mrs. McAtee received a bachelor' degree in medical technology from West Virginia University and worked at St. Vincent Infirmary as a medical technologist. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, where she served as a eucharistic minister and sacristan and was a member of The Daughters of Charity.
DeLena Peterson, 92, of Bauxite passed away Feb. 13.Â She was born April 5, 1920, in the Shaw Community to the late James Albert and Anna Mae Brazil Kentner. Delena attended West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 73 years, John T. Peterson; three sisters, Sophie Miller, Emma Whitfield and Imogene Thurston; and four brothers, James Kentner, John Kentner, Jeff Kentner and Joe Kentner.
Phyllis Rickard Peters, 73, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12. She was born Jan. 10, 1940 in Paron.
Phyllis graduated from Benton High School in 1957 and went on to get her master's degree in education. She was a retired teacher and reading specialist in Louisiana, and was employed as a tutor by the Boys & Girls Club of Saline County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ringgold, La. She also was a member of the Louisiana Association of Educators, Caddo Association of Educators, and Pi Beta Phi.
Dennis Keith Smith, 62, of Sherwood formerly of Benton, passed away Monday, Feb. 11.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Rush Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy Clayton Smith; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith Allen and Kris Smith of Sherwood, Chad Clayton and Sarah Smith of Bentonville; four grandsons, Grant, Trent, Ben and Ethan Smith; his mother, Dorothy Smith Jones of Benton; two brothers, Lonnie Smith of White Hall and Travis Smith of Benton; two sisters, Reba Miller of Albuquerque, N.M., and Kay McCardle of Phoenix, Ariz.
Franklin Gale Bivins, 78, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord Feb. 11.
Gale was born Jan. 26, 1935, in Roland to Ebenezer and Edna Bivins.Â He worked for 21 years as a diesel mechanic at Roadway Express.Â Gale enjoyed gardening, woodworking and tinkering with cars.
His favorite holiday was Christmas and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren Gale was a member of Family Church in Bryant.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister; Edna Carolyn Studer.Â
Barbara Oâ€™Niece Horn, 70, passed away February 12.Â She was born January 24, 1943 in Benton. Barbara loved to read and enjoyed working crossword puzzles.Â She retired as a LPTN from Benton Service Center.Â She was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be missed greatly.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Horn, and her parents, Roland and Bonnie Wilson.
Mary G. Burdick, 81, of Benton passed away February 11.
She was born Sept. 4, 1931, in Houston, Texas, to George and Isabell Fields.
She was a member of the Legion of Mary at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Kenner, La.Â Mary also attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Matthew's Catholic Churches.Â In her adult life she was active in the Girl Scouts and enjoyed going camping with the girls.Â She loved all children.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Angeles and Nick Fields. Â