Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Buford Hayes Jr., 79, of Bauxite passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. He was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Vardaman, Miss.
Buford was a retired mechanic for Carter Oil Co. in Benton and a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buford Hayes and Ruby Mae Lester Hayes; his wife, Patricia Hayes; and a brother, John Edward Caple.
Robert Ervin Westbrook, 81, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.Â He was born March 6, 1932, in Huff to the late Cleo MacAdams Runyan and Clovis Westbrook.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served with the 26th Regiment Military Police 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, in the American Zone of Occupation at the start of the Cold War from June 1948 to June 1950.
Mildred Inez Evans, 84, of Benton was called to her heavenly home on Sept. 8, 2013.
Inez was born in Nathan on Aug. 5, 1929, to Abrum and Beulah Hadaway. Inez loved her God and her family and they always came first, but after that her next love was golf. She was a member and club champion of the Longhills Ladies Golf Association and also was instrumental in the organization of softball in the Salem community.
Beverly Valine Boswell Mayer of Bryant passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
She was born Sept. 17, 1929, in Little Rock to the late Mabel Lawson and Dean Boswell Sr.
Valine moved to Bryant with her family in November 1929.
She loved Bryant from the bottom of her heart.Â She graduated a year early from Bryant High School in 1946, briefly attended Arkansas State Teachers College and then graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in commercial art.
Garlton Adon Carter, 73, of Benton left this world to dwell in the House of the Lord on Sept. 7, 2013.
He was born April 6, 1940, to Ralph and Birgie (Pharis) Carter in Dardanelle. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a man of great faith and will forever be missed.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Suzy (Edwards); his children, Dewayne, Kori, and Brett; grandchildren, Erica, Shawn, Nick, Jake, Dylan, Matthew, Jax, Kennedy, and Emma, as well as five great-grandchildren.Â
Phyllis Ann Bearden, age 63, of Benton died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Little Rock.Â She was born in Malvern on April 5, 1950, to Ralph Parrish and the late Emma Chancellor Parrish.Â She was reared and received her early education in the Malvern School District and graduated Malvern High School in 1968. She later obtained the level of Licensed Psychiatric Technician Nurse II from the Benton Services Center, now Arkansas Health Center.Â She was employed there for 33.5 years.Â Phyllis enjoyed making floral arrangements for weddings and holidays and was a wonderful cook.
Mary Gail Wise, 71, of Benton, passed away September 5, 2013.Â She was born August 1, 1942Â in Benton, to the late Floyd and Lucille Moon Mason.Â Gail was a Registered Nurse for over 46 years and a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church.
Gail was survived by her husband of 46 years, Jerry Wise ofÂ Benton, daughters, Michelle Garcia and husband, Isidro of Bauxite, Stephanie Perciful and husband, Tim of Seattle, Washington, sister, Jean Taylor of Sheridan, grandchildren, Emily Sikes, Sara Sikes and Adrian Garcia.
Melanie Yvonne McElrath, 25, passed away Sept. 2, 2013. Melanie was born Aug. 12, 1988, in Little Rock. Melanie was a certified nursing assistant and was a student at Pulaski Technical College.
Melanie was preceded in death by her father, George Melton McElrath Jr.; and her grandfathers, Jerry Lee McGuire and George Melton McElrath Sr.
Imogene â€śJeanâ€ť Rounds, 85, of Alexander, born April 28, 1928, passed away Aug. 31, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Rounds; her parents, David and Cleo (Shrader) Muckelroy; her sisters, Nettie Onasch, Colleen Hudspeth, Lois Keith, Marie Muckelroy; anda brother, Herman Muckelroy.
Jean is survived by a daughter, Janet Caton; and a grandson, Jeffery Caton.
Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church in Alexander. Arrangements are by Arkansas Funeral Care
Online guestbook: www.arkansasfuneralcare.com
Lillie Mae Summers Bacus, 86, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, surrounded by her family at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. Lillie was born Dec. 15, 1926, to the late James D. and Ruby Summers.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Charles F. Bacus, Sr.; her parents; a sister, Helen Bush; and two brothers, Cecil and Jackie Long.