Archive - Jul 2013 - Obituary
The Rev. Harold Herman Spence, 94, of Searcy passed away Monday, July 29, 2013.Â He was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Cushman, to the late Albert Herman Spence and Lottie Masters Spence.
The Rev. Spence served full time as an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church in Arkansas for more than 40 years. In retirement, he served for an additional 10 years in the Searcy area and as pastor emeritus o First United Methodist Church in Searcy.
Daisy Esta Mae Spears Smith, born June, 1953, died July 26, 2013. She was 60.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie O. Spears and Daisy Mae Graves Spears; her sisters, Louise Golden, Texanna Herron and Billy Ruth Dodd; and a brother, Tillman Spears.
Peggy Jean Pelton, 84, of Benton passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013.Â She was born Dec. 25, 1928, in Tulip.
Mrs. Pelton sold Avon for 42 years and to her credit she knitted 77 prayer shawls. She loved animals and cooking. Mrs. Pelton was known for her peanut brittle, coffee cakes and pecan pies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Viola Lea; and her brother, William Lea Jr.
She is survived by three sons, Gary Pelton and wife Robin, David Randall Pelton and wife Cindy and Russell L. Pelton and wife Linda; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ray A. Roth, 95, of Benton passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was born Aug. 20, 1917, in DeQueen. Ray was a retiredÂ member of Iron Worker Local 321 and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Christian Henry Roth and Anna Roseta Roth; his wife of 61 years, Flora Roth; four brother and four sisters.
He is survived by his son, Michael R. Roth and Lisa of Bryant.
Graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Pinecrest Memorial Park by Ashby Funeral Home. The Rev. Kim Hammer will officiate.