Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Hunter McBride Hardin, 20, of Searcy passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.Â He was born Nov. 25, 1992, in Benton, to Joe Kelly and Kim Moore Hardin.Â Hunter attended Benton High School.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Kelly Hardin; and his grandparents, Dewey Hardin, Marcelle Hardin and Jerry L. Moore.
He is survived by his mother, Kim Hardin of Searcy; a sister, Shelby Hardin of Fayetteville; and his grandmother, Joyce Moore of Searcy.
Norma Lee (Bright) Hostetler of Benton passed away in Little Rock on Sept. 17, 2013, at the age of 79. She was born in Bryant on Jan. 10, 1934, to the late Lewis E. Bright and Cora (Gentry) Bright.Â
In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her two brothers, Euell â€śDickâ€ť Bright and Curtis â€śBurrâ€ť Bright; and one sister, Ruth Bright.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Sanders and Doug Sanders; a daughter, Tanya Brazil; and two sisters, Billie Jean Hibbard and Carolyn Colemen.
She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Warren â€śPeteâ€ť Kuhn Sr., 76, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
He was born Jan. 27, 1937, in New London, Conn., to the late Harry and Alice Beeney Kuhn.
Pete was a member of Park Place Baptist Church of Bryant, the American Red Cross and Salem Fire DepartmentÂ He was retired from the Air Force and Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department..
Pete was preceded in death by his parents and great-granddaughter, Briauna Ceree Tavares.
Douglas Wayne Jondro, 58, of Bauxite passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.Â He was born Nov. 24, 1954 in Little Rock.Â
Douglas was preceded in death by his father, Bud Jondro.
He is survived by his wife, Janette Jondro of Bauxite; a son, David Jondro and wife Sara of Russellville; a daughter, Amie White and husband John of Benton; his mother, Bobbi Mozley of North Little Rock; a sister, Vicki Vier and husband Bill of East End; and two grandchildren, Lannah Grace White and Elliott Joy White.
Craig Carl Byrd, 52, of Malvern, passed away September 16, 2013 after a losing battle with many health problems. He was born on September 23, 1960 in Benton to Cleston and Carmon Byrd. Craig attended and graduated from Harmony Grove High School in 1978.
Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Cleston and Carmon Byrd of Haskell and his wife, Patty Sands of Malvern.Â
Infant Robyn Marie Yates of Benton passed away on September 17, 2013.Â She was also born this day to her loving parents, Cole Yates and Katie Simmons.Â
She is preceded in death by her great grandparents, Landon Bryant, Mike Simpson, Sharon Simmons and Charlie Williams and aunt, Robin Nicole Yates.
Ben F. Palmer, 71, of Benton, who was born March 23, 1942, passed away Sept. 16, 2013. He was the pastor of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church for 26 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Floy Palmer.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lynda Palmer; children, Nancy Palmer and Ben Palmer; grandchildren, Kelly (Larry) Chase and Samuel Palmer; great-grandchildren, Madeline Palmer and Kylee Chase; and members of his church family.
Walter E. Collatt, 85, of Haskell passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. at his home.Â He was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Haskell to the late Roy and Lillian Smart Collatt.Â
Mr. Collatt was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and was employed with Reynolds Mines for 35 years. He was in the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters.
Ruth Mae Smith, 83, Benton, died Sunday.Â She was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Waldron to the late Bert and Mary Wood Singleton. Ruth worked most of her life in California as a supervisor in electronics production.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harvey Smith.Â
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Zapata; two grandchildren, all of California; and a brother, Jody B. Singleton of Benton.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home of Benton.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Pauline Harris Tittle, 90, of Benton, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013.Â She was born August 25, 1923 in Benton.Â Mrs. Tittle retired as the Assessor of Saline County in 1982.Â She was a member of Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church and a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron.Â
Mrs. Tittle was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie W. and Eula C. Harris; her husband, J. B. Tittle and three brothers, Horace Wilton Harris, Thurman O. Harris and Kenneth L. Harris