Archive - Mar 2013 - Obituary
Josephine "Jo" Crowson Ashcraft, 83, of Pine Bluff went to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 17, 2013. She was born in Leola on Nov. 26, 1929, to James Franklin "Frank" and Velma Blake Deer Crowson. She grew up in Tull and graduated from Bauxite High School. Jo, Josephine, Mother, Grandma Jo, Aunt Jo, GG, Great Grandmother were all names that her friends and family used often, because Jo was someone everyone loved to be around. She had a way of making others feel special.
Charles Wayne Allen, 65, a resident of the Fairplay Community near Benton, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013.Â
Charlie was born in Malvern, to Clarence and Geneva Allen.Â He worked for Rock Island Railroad and then spent the next 30 years as a freight broker in the trucking industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Michael S. Malarick, 52, of Benton died Wednesday March 13, in Little Rock. He was born August 27, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. Michael was a Truck Driver and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann Malarick, sons, Scott Malarick and Kevin Malarick, both of Chicago, Illinois; daughter, Ashley Lee, Cabot; Parents, Ronald and Marie Malarick, Orland Park, Illinois; sisters, Susan Weber and Jennifer Troutman, both of Orland Park, Illinois; aunt, Tootsie Borders, Argo, Illinois.
Cremation services are through Ashby Funeral Home.
Brandy Ann Baxley Hargrove, 40, of Galveston, Texas, passed away Feb. 4.Â She was born Jan. 30, 1973, in Little Rock to Shirley Moore Berry and Thomas Gerald Baxley.
She is survived by her mother, Shirley Berry and husband Raymond; her father, Tommy Baxley; a daughter, Tara Hargrove; and a son, Raymond Thomas Berry, all of Texas; a sister, Jamie Sue Leigh of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a special companion, Jeff; and many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Bauxite Cemetery with John Baxley officiating.Â