Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Thomas Allen Baxley, 77, a lifelong resident of the Sardis community, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, with his family by his side.
He was born in Sardis on Oct. 20, 1935, to the late Milton and Eula Pruett Baxley.Â He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1954 and then began a lifelong career in the furniture manufacturing business.
He was a member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Sardis.
Calvin Douglas Phillips, 101, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Mena.
He was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Lillie, La., to the late David Mathew Phillips and the late Sarah Martindale Phillips. He was a longtime resident of El Dorado, a veteran and a supervisor for Monsanto Chemical for many years.
Calvin was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to all who knew and loved him.Â He will be dearly missed by all.
Lane Andrew Huie was born in Little Rock on January 28, 1986 to Casey Andrew Huie and Darla Southern Huie.Â Lane passed away on July 4, 2013 in Little Rock due to injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.Â
Lane graduated from Benton High School where he played football. He attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He served as General Manager at the family-owned restaurant, Dizzyâ€™s Gypsy Bistro.
Edgar E. Johnston, 69, of Haskell passed away Friday, July 5, 2013. at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born Sept. 9, 1943 in Ogdensburg, N.Y., to the late J. Edgar and Marjorie Stevenson Johnston.
Ed had retired after working 33 years for Entergy. He also worked for H & R Block as a tax preparer. He grew up on a dairy farm, picked up the nickname â€śPeanutâ€ť and was a state wrestling champ at one time.
Gary Gene Pitts, 78, of Bauxite passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
He was born July 23, 1934, in Benton to the late Luther Wesley and Winnie Moore Pitts. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton and retired from Arkansas Face Veneer Co. after 29 years. Gary loved camping, Nascar, the Razorbacks and his two dogs, Jack and Jill.
Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Bob Pitts.Â Â
Dianne Marie Beadle, 63, of Benton died Saturday, June 29, 2013.
She was born Feb. 7, 1950, to Helen (McKune) Roth and the late Robert Joseph Roth.Â
She was also preceded in death by husbands Franklin Dee Burkett and Robert Lawrence Beadle; and a sister, Donna May Roth.Â
She is survived by her children, Kevin Curtis Burkett, Chris Annette Beason, Steven Matthew Burkett and Brittany Dawn Beadle; her brothers, James Roth and Robert â€śBobâ€ť Roth; and her grandchildren, Clint Curtis Burkett, Marina Sharayah Bolin, Andreanna â€śAndiâ€ť Lee Allen and Carissa Cadence Burkett.
Warren LaNeil Osment Jr., 71, of Benton passed away Monday, July 1, 2013.
He was born May 21, 1942 in Jonesboro. Mr. Osment was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a graduate of UALR and Little Rock Law School.Â
Mr. Osment was preceded in death by his parents, Warren LaNeil Osment Sr. and Janice Weir Osment; a son, Chris Osment; and a brother, Charles Osment.
Gary Don Henderson, 58, of Alexander passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was born in Logan County on Jan. 19, 1955, to Archie and Ruby Henderson. Gary was a long-time employee of C & C Commercial Cleaners. He enjoyed drag-racing cars, rock crawling, and spending time with his two miniature horses, Cody and Jazzy. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
Lanie Jennifer Moore, 41, of Bryant died Saturday, June 29.
She was born Feb. 18, 1972, in Fort Worth, Texas. to Thomas Steven and Dianna Summerville Jackson.
Lanie was a wonderful mother and loved her children more than anything.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dustyn Moore.
Louis Aaron Fite, 94, of Benton passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013.