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August 2nd

Wilma Bunch

August 2, 2013

Wilma Bunch, 82, of Traskwood passed away July 31, 2013. She was born March 25, 1931, in Little Rock to the late David and Montana Burton Styers.
She is survived by her sons, Charles Bunch and Kenneth Bunch; a daughter, Patricia Vocque; a brother, Elmer Styers; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the funeral home.
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Ronald Gerald Moore

August 2, 2013

Ronald Gerald Moore, 65 of Benton met our Lord on July 31, 2013. He was born May 27, 1948, in Pontiac, Mich., to Lloyd Gerald Moore and Joyce M. McKendry Moore.

Elizabeth Joann Goad

August 2, 2013

Elizabeth Joann Goad, 73, of Bryant passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, Ill. Elizabeth was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Clinton, Ill., to Martin and Edna Jewell (Poland) Sprague. She married Lester Eugene Goad on March 23, 1958, at State Street Baptist Church in Lincoln, Ill.
Elizabeth was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Benton. She was a dedicated Christian, faithful wife and loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Audrey Cox and Wilma Smith; and her brother, Lester Sprague.

Raymond Eugene Abbott

August 2, 2013

Raymond Eugene Abbott, age 68, passed away July 29, 2013. Raymond was born on September 14, 1944, in Little Rock.
Raymond was a member of Vimy Ridge Immanuel Baptist Church. He retired out of the aviation industry. He loved helping people.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Abbott and Rosa Abbott-Mullings; two sons, Raymond Eugene Abbott and Patrick Eugene Abbott; and siblings, Rosemary Moak, Billy Abbott, Fay Harris, and Danny Jack Mullings.

Clara Ellen Bacheller Henry

August 2, 2013

Clara Ellen Bacheller Henry, 94, of Stuttgart passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Heartland Health and Rehab in Benton.
Mrs. Henry was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Haglar, to Hiram W. Bacheller and Mary Lee Chaddic Bacheller.
A Stuttgart High School graduate, she became a homemaker after working as a colonel’s stenographer at Camp Robinson during World War II.

D. Derrell Davis

August 2, 2013

D. Derrell Davis, 72, of Bryant passed away on July 28, 2013.
He was born in Mena on May 9, 1941, to Doyne and Hilda Davis. Derrell graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 1962 where he served as president of the Student Council.
He received his JD Degree from University of Arkansas School of Law in 1971 where he was a member of the Arkansas Law Review, Top Student in Taxation, and ranked second in his class.

July 30th

Rev. Harold Herman Spence

July 30, 2013

The Rev. Harold Herman Spence, 94, of Searcy passed away Monday, July 29, 2013.  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

July 30, 2013

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

July 30, 2013

Peggy Jean Pelton, 84, of Benton passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013.  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

July 30, 2013

Ray A. Roth, 95, of Benton passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was born Aug. 20, 1917, in DeQueen. Ray was a retired 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.

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