Archive - May 2013 - Obituary
Betty Jean Martindale went to be with our Lord on May 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Hope to Stephen Leroy and Esther Murphy on July 24, 1931.Â She married the love of her life, Joseph L. Martindale Sr., on July 17, 1953.
Betty graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in 1953 and started a long career in teaching until retirement from Bauxite Public Schools after 19 years of service.
She moved with her family to Benton in 1960 where she lived out the rest of her life.
Billy Harold Ramsey, 81, of Benton went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, while surrounded by his family.Â He was the third of nine children born July 7, 1931, to George Sr. and Esther Wright Ramsey.Â
He was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean Conflict.Â
Mr. Ramsey was retired from Alcoa after 35 years and was owner-operator of Wright-Away Taxi for several years.
Michael Lynn Ives, 35, of Bryant went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2013. Michael was born Sept. 13, 1977, to Phillip and Patricia Ives in Little Rock.
Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Tracey Brady and Mr. and Mrs. John Ives; an uncle, Randy Brady; and cousins, Kevin Ives and Regina Duncan.
He is survived by his parents; his sister, Lori Yerberry and husband Daniel; and a nephew, Samuel.
Gussie Alexander Pack Jr., 80, passed away May 11, 2013 in Green Cove Springs, Fla., following a brief illness. Gus was born in Orange Grove, Texas, attended school in Petronila and Robstown, and served as a cannoneer in the U.S. Army.
Following his service to his country, he and his wife Charlene resided in Little Rock,Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and most recently in Orange Park, Fla. Gus was a career salesman, and retired from Joe Esco Tire Co., Oklahoma City, in 1993. Following his retirement, Gus and Charlene relocated to Florida to be close to their granddaughter.
Patricia Ann Newcomb Larsen left this earth and entered heaven at 8:08 a.m. on May 13, 2013.Â Pat was born to Pat and Inez Newcomb on August 16, 1933 and was the oldest of six children, sisters, Theda White and Brenda Johnson, and brothers, Don, Gary and David Newcomb.Â They lived their childhood years in the Mountain View community of Saline County.Â Later, Pat and Inez opened Pat's Cafe on Hwy. 67 in Benton where they all worked to make the business a success.â€¨Patricia was married on August 26, 1951 to W.D.
Bobbie Dean Warner, 70, of Little Rock went to be with her Lord with her family by her side on May 12, 2013. Bobbie enjoyed dancing and instructing senior citizens to dance.Â She also loved traveling all over the world.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Avonell Lee and one daughter, Vickie Dean Threlkeld.
She is survived by her three sons, Skip Warner and wife, Christy, Mike Warner, and Ricky Threlkeld, one daughter, Tina Renea Warner and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Charles Arthur Swap, 60, of Mabelvale passed away May 12, 2013. He was born May 12, 1953 in Macon, Missouri. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Wilma Yarberry Swap.
He is survived by his fiancĂ© of 10 years, Shari K. Wilson of Mabelvale, sisters, Joyce Bowlin and Donna McQuay.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home.Â Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Salem Cemetery in East End.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
James E. Ramsey, 86, of Benton, entered Heavenâ€™s gates May 11, 2013 while surrounded by his family and loved ones at home. He was born March 6, 1927 in Bryant, to George and Esther Ramsey, the oldest of nine children. He was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Benton. Jim retired from Safeway Stores in 1987 after 27 years of safe driving. Jim was known by many for the garden he tended for years. If not working in his garden, he could be found on a lake with a fishing pole, in a church pew or visiting on the front porch.
Gerald Andrew Perry, 87, of Benton passed away May 11, 2013 in Benton. He was born March 30, 1926 in Cabot. Gerald was owner of Saline County Hardware and also worked at Peoples Lumber Co. in Benton and a long time member of River Street Church of Christ where he Â sang in the choir.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Ernest Perry and Addie Adealia Parks Perry, wife of 55 years, Tessie Ann Austin Perry, brother, Richard T. Perry, John Ray Perry, sisters, Ruby Kelly, Lucille Lockridge, Mary Frances Perry, and Ernestine Cook Ragan, six nieces and nephews.
Jeff Hixson, 43, of Haskell passed away on May 9, 2013, with his loving family by his side.Â He was born on Aug. 26, 1969, to Jesse and Cissy Hixson in Ruston, La.