Archive - Mar 2013 - Obituary
Dr. Jimmy Charles Porter died March 18, 2013, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. He was 73.
He was born June 5, 1939, in Little Rock to Charles C. and Nona Thomas Porter.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Gary Porter.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joyce Nelson Porter; a daughter, Pamela Lentz and her husband, Clay, of Conway; a son, Jeffery Porter and his wife, Cecilia, of Lexington, Mass.; grandchildren Will and Molly Lentz of Conway, and Lindsey, Sydney, and Nicholas Porter of Lexington, Mass.; and a brother Randy Porter of Benton.
Thomasene (Tommie) Caple, 93, passed away in her home in Hot Springs, on March 18, 2013.Â Born November 30, 1919 in Gurdon, to Clarence and Cora Nix.Â Tommie lived in Benton for 50 years, and the last 43 years on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, where her hobbies included fishing and gardening.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She was predeceased by her husband and father of her children, Elbert Simmons, and her second husband, Alvin Caple; two sisters, Jackie Wells and Lucille Turner; and one son, Kenneth Earl Simmons.
Rolland Clayton. Hammer, 85, of Conway, passed from this life on Thursday, March 21, 2013. He was born on Monday, May 16, 1927 in Beloit, Wis. to the late Henry Victor and Merle Hart Hammer. Mr. Hammer is a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.â€¨He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Merle Hammer and one sister.
Karen Denise Curtis Higgins, 52, of Mayflower was greeted by the Lord and her sweet baby, Haylee, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. She was born Nov. 17, 1960, to George and Sue Curtis of Benton.
Denise was the keeper of the future. She held the tiniest of hands and the largest of hearts. She nurtured our most precious gifts, our children and our hearts. They kept her smile beaming and her light shining as she passed on a piece of her gift to us all.
William â€śBillâ€ť Herbert Stoecker, 65, of Benton died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
The son of the late Herbert Carroll Stoecker and the late Rubye Clark Stoecker, he was born in Ballenger, Texas, and grew up in Marianna.Â He graduated from T. A. Futrall High School in 1965.Â He earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Arkansas A & M College in Monticello in 1969. He began his teaching career as a band director in Dewitt, from 1969 until 1973.
Margie E. King, 80, of Benton passed away on March 19, 2013, in Hot Springs.Â She was born Nov. 24, 1932, to the late Elmer and Laura Huett in Mountain Home. She spent her life making a home for her family and treasured the time she spent with them.
She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 55 years, Homer; two daughters, Cynthia Zuber and Karen Robertson; and three sisters, Wilma, Helen and Pat.Â
Bobby Glenn Hathcote, 80, of Benton passed away March 19, 2013.Â He was born July 12, 1932, in Benton to the late Joseph William and Wilma Caldwell Hathcote.Â Bobby was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Martha Jean Hockersmith Kincaid.
Ronald Lynn Andrews, 56, of Benton passed away on March 19, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Roy Andrews Sr.
He is survived by one daughter, Lori Jackson and husband Mike; grandchildren, Garren and Grayson; his mother, Georgia Andrews; siblings, Allen Jr., Georgette Brown and Mike.Â He will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 21, at the funeral home
Online guestbook: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com
Lois Tittle, 83, of Benton,passed away March 19, 2013.Â Lois was born Nov. 26, 1929. in Hot Springs to parents, Earl and Clara Grimmett. Lois retired as an LPTN at Arkansas Health Center. She enjoyed reading and traveling.Â
Lois was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 32 years, Reed Tittle; and her sisters.
Narrie Adele Hulsey, 92, of Benton passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013.Â She was born Sept. 12, 1920. in Benton.Â
Mrs. Hulsey retired from the Benton Services Center as a dietitian and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she attended the Ruth Sunday School Class.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lillie Wilson; her husband, Carmon Hulsey; a daughter, Charlotte Freeze; two grandchildren, Chris and Craig Ratliff; two brothers, R.B. and Rodney Wilson; and a sister, Bonnie Faye Vandegrift.