Archive - Feb 2013 - Obituary
Harold Wayne Beaty, 74, a lifetime resident of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5.Â
He was an elder at First Christian Church of Benton, a Navy veteran and a retired pipefitter from Alcoa.
Harold was a charter member of the Benton chapter of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) Club.
He graduated from Benton High School in 1956 and won numerous awards for playing football and running track. He earned the nickname â€śBullâ€ť from his high school teammates because of his size and speed.
Charlotte S. Freeze, 68, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 3.Â She was born Sept. 9, 1944. in Benton.
She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church in Benton.
Charlotte loved everything about nature, which included spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and gardening, both vegetables and flowers.Â She was very artistic and enjoyed reading a variety of books.Â What Charlotte enjoyed most was spending time with her grandkids teaching them about nature and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carmon Hulsey.
Mary C. Glymph Edwards, 87, of Benton was born in Grapevine on July 29, 1925, to the late Anderson C. and Emma Mays Glymph
In her early years she moved to Berkley, Calif., where she met and married Johnny Edwards.Â They later moved to Detroit, Mich., where she was employed with Ford Motor Co. for over 30 years. Upon her retirement she moved to Oakland, Calif., and then to Benton where she united with Johnson Street Church of Christ.Â
James Lee Deaton, 52, of Benton passed away on Feb. 1.Â He was born in Baton Rouge, La., on March 11, 1960, to the late Ray and Ruby Mae Deaton. James was a plant manager for Hascall Steel for 28 years.Â He loved hunting and fishing and working in his garden.
Mr. Deaton was preceded in death by both parents; one brother, Richard Deaton; one daughter, Tracy Walker Fullington; and one grandson, infant Josh Fullington.
Alesa Renee Smith, 22, of Benton passed away Friday, Feb. 1, in Woodward, Okla., while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Alesa graduated from Glen Rose High School and was a member of theÂ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Willis Wayne Felton, 76, of Bryant passed away Feb. 1. He was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Carter, Okla., to the late Willis Felton and Lois Mikles.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bryant.
Wayne was a retired medical technician for the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. After retiring, he started his own backflow system inspection business. He was a member of Gorman Hunting Club, enjoyed spending time with friends and family on Lake Ouachita, and was a longtime fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks, Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR, as well as a hot rod enthusiast.
Leta Lynn Carroll, 71, of Hot Springs passed away Feb. 1 at her home.Â She was born Aug. 8, 1941, to the late O. T. and Juanel (Wilson) McCullough in Austin, Texas.
She graduated from Travis High School in Austin, Texas, and worked as a deputy clerk at Saline County District Court.
She spent a decade at the sewing machine making uniforms for the Eastside Junior High drill team and cheerleaders and the Benton High School Pep Steppers and cheerleading teams.
Katty Aline Saffold Myers Biltoft, 90, of Eureka Springs passed away Feb. 2 in Berryville. She was retired from the Arkansas State Hospital after 30 years of service. Katty was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ruby Saffold; her husband, Aubrey Myers; three brothers and one sister.
Herndon Watson, 78, of East End passed away Friday, Feb. 1. He was a Baptist, a Korean War Navy veteran, a retired transportation supervisor, a youth baseball and softball coach, an avid Razorback fan and loved to dance.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Watson and Della Watson Kaiser; and his wife, Joan Strange Watson.
Jack White, 87, of Bauxite passed away Feb. 1.Â He was born April 15, 1926 to the late Lou Abber Medley in Hollywood.Â
He was of Baptist faith, a U.S. Navy veteran and a painter of tractor-trailer semis.Â Â
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Floyd White.