Archive - 2013 - Obituary
John Hunter Ruff passed from this life on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.Â He was born Oct. 19, 1980, to Tami and Drew Ruff in Little Rock.Â Hunter was a devoted son and brother, a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, attended Harmony Grove High School, and worked diligently at a young age for the family-owned Tastee Freez, later taking on a management role. He often fondly spoke about his many years there and the friendships he formed during that significant period of his life.
Mary L. â€śWeggieâ€ť Russell, 58, of Benton died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. She was born Jan. 31, 1955, in Benton. Mary was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Maxwell Denley and Ruby Marie Smith Denley; and two brothers, Donald Lee Denley and James Logan Denley.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Russell of Benton; two sons, Mark Alan Russell and Luke Adam Russell, both of Benton; a daughter, Kelly Shay Chapman of Benton; a half-brother, Tommy Brotherton of Poyen; a sister, Helen Wyble of Booneville, Mo.; and two granddaughters.
Mary J. Montalvo, age 61, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 after a lengthy battle with Lou Gehrigâ€™s disease. She was born Oct. 13, 1952 in Little Rock, AR to Joe and Uldine Herring. Mary was a graduate of Benton High School Class of 1971 and was employed at Smith Caldwell Drug for over 15 years. She was an active member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church where she taught AWANA. She was preceded in death by her father and her late husband, Daryl L. Wells.