Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Betty Jane Hester, 78, of Paron passed away May 8, 2013.
She was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Warren to Murray and Gladys Watson, and was the youngest of four children. Her early years were spent in Banks before moving to Saline County.
Betty was a retired hairstylist, a telecommunications operator with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and a member of the North Fork Missionary Baptist Church in Paron.
In additionÂ to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Hester; and her siblings, Jimmy Watson, Louise Greer and Maudine Stroud.
T.O. (Talmage Oscar) Miller, 85, of Bryant was welcomed into Heaven on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, while in the presence of his family at the Heartland Rehab and Care Center in Benton.
He was born Feb. 2 1928, in Zion. He was a member of Oak Park Baptist Church in Little Rock.
Patricia Colleen Southard of Benton, daughter of Winnie Merrel Robins Runsick and the late Jack Norman Wilson, was born May 23, 1955, in Yakima, Wash. She died May 6, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, at the age of 57 years, 11 months and 13 days. She was united in marriage to Michael Southard on July 11, 1977, in Moko. She was a certified nursing assistant employed by Arkansas Health Center for many years.
She was preceded in death byÂ her father.
John Caton, 64, Little Rock died Friday, May 3, 2013. He was a self-employed carpenter.
He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Caton of Benton and brother William Caton of Texarkana.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a. m. on Thursday, May 9, at Smith Creek Cemetery.Â
There will be an open visitation.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.Â Â
Linda Simpson, 64, of Central City died Monday, May 6, in a local hospital.Â She was born Sept. 25, 1948, in Fort Smith to the late W.E. and Wilma Edmondson.Â She was a bank teller for First National Bank in Lavaca.Â
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, A.J. Shelly.
Maxine D. Lovell, 90, of Benton passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant. She was born in Dunkerton, Iowa, on Sept. 1, 1922, to John William and Myrtle Henry Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thaddeus M. Lovell; and her brother, Hugh Davis.
She is survived by her sons, Larry Lovell of Memphis, Tenn., and Scott Lovell and wife Pat of Benton; grandchildren Thad, Cord, Brandon and wife Jennifer, Matt and April; and two great-grandchildren. Her greatest love was her family.
Willie Mae Hogue Lindsey, 100, of Plano, Texas, was called to her heavenly home on May 5, 2013.Â Willie Mae was born May 2, 1913, to Samuel McDowell Hogue and Rosa Brumbelow Hogue in Tull. Willie Mae married Earl Lindsey on Nov. 10, 1932, in Saline County.Â They owned and operated Lindseyâ€™s Esso Station in Bauxite for many years. They were active in the Methodist Church in Bauxite and in other community activities.Â After retirement they made their home in Bryant.Â Willie Mae was a wonderful cook, seamstress and gardener.Â She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Dorothy Billingsley, 65, passed away May 2, 2013.
Dorothy was born Aug. 15, 1947, in Little Rock.
She was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity and the First Christian Church in Little Rock.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; Jessie and Opal Smith.
She is survived by Johnny James, her cousin, friend, and caregiver of many years. She is also survived by many cousins, friends, and family members, all of whom loved her dearly and will miss her always.
Mary Sue Gentry, 65, of Little Rock passed away May 5, 2013.
She was born Jan. 7, 1948 in Little Rock. Mary Sue worked for Cleveland Electric and Alltel and was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse â€śPeteâ€ť McClain and Pansy Fox McClain.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Jaimie Gentry of Bryant; grandchildren, Jordan Gentry, Emily Gentry, Lily Carden, and Sylvia Carden; a nephew, Kenneth McClain; and two nieces, Janet Bredenberg, and Amy Goshien.
Billy Frank Barlow, 83, of Benton passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. He was born April 10, 1930, in Paris, to the late Orvel and Mabel Barlow.