Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Edith Ann Adams, 73, of Traskwood passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6.Â
She was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Benton to the late Hudie T. and Faye E. Couch Adams. Edith was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her brothers, Howard Adams and wife Deborah of Benton and Ronald Adams and wife Susan of Traskwood; a nephew, Justin Adams of New York; a niece, Donia Prada of Florida; and a cousin, Sarabel Leech.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Dale Beck officiating. Burial will follow at Traskwood Cemetery.
Helen Lorene Tarry Pettit Comer, born June 6, 1927, died Feb. 5, at Chambers Nursing Home in Carlisle.
She was of the Pentecostal faith, attended Solid Rock Pentecostal Church (Pastor Elton Lambert of Alexander).Â
Ms. Comer was owner and administrator of Comer Nursing Home in Carlisle from 1961 to February 1992.Â She was loved by the many residents and family members throughout those many years.
Helen loved the work she was doing and the people she helped.Â
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Bill Comer and Dalton Pettit; her parents, F.W. and Mae Tarry; a grandson, Richey Brown.
William Raymond Bunch, 73, of Benton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4. He was born in Little Rock on March 3, 1939, to Jacob Bunch and Leona Bunch. William was the oldest of four children.
He married Shirl Bunch in Little Rock on May 19, 1962. They had four children.
He was employed by Allied Arkansas and Bearings and Drives as a purchasing agent for 35 years. William was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed NASCAR, classic cars and showing his prize cars. His greatest joy in life was the time he spent with his daughters and granddaughters.
Loeta Irene Terry, 91, of Conroe went to be with her Lord Friday, Feb. 1. She was born June 22, 1921 in Bonnerdale to Ellis and Ida Mae Norman.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Harvey Hawthorne, and Harold Terry.
Guy Walter Bass went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 5.Â He was born March 5, 1938 in West Monroe, La., and spent his early years in Bauxite and Benton.Â
He could fix anything, especially computers, and worked 20 years for IBM, 18 years for Amdahl Corp., and five years for Storage Tek. Guy was proud to hold a degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister in 1979.Â He was a faithful servant of God who served as a pastor, bivocational pastor and Sunday School teacher, and was a member of The Gideons International organization.
Harold Wayne Beaty, 74, a lifetime resident of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5.Â
He was an elder at First Christian Church of Benton, a Navy veteran and a retired pipefitter from Alcoa.
Harold was a charter member of the Benton chapter of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) Club.
He graduated from Benton High School in 1956 and won numerous awards for playing football and running track. He earned the nickname â€śBullâ€ť from his high school teammates because of his size and speed.
Charlotte S. Freeze, 68, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 3.Â She was born Sept. 9, 1944. in Benton.
She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church in Benton.
Charlotte loved everything about nature, which included spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and gardening, both vegetables and flowers.Â She was very artistic and enjoyed reading a variety of books.Â What Charlotte enjoyed most was spending time with her grandkids teaching them about nature and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carmon Hulsey.
Mary C. Glymph Edwards, 87, of Benton was born in Grapevine on July 29, 1925, to the late Anderson C. and Emma Mays Glymph
In her early years she moved to Berkley, Calif., where she met and married Johnny Edwards.Â They later moved to Detroit, Mich., where she was employed with Ford Motor Co. for over 30 years. Upon her retirement she moved to Oakland, Calif., and then to Benton where she united with Johnson Street Church of Christ.Â
James Lee Deaton, 52, of Benton passed away on Feb. 1.Â He was born in Baton Rouge, La., on March 11, 1960, to the late Ray and Ruby Mae Deaton. James was a plant manager for Hascall Steel for 28 years.Â He loved hunting and fishing and working in his garden.
Mr. Deaton was preceded in death by both parents; one brother, Richard Deaton; one daughter, Tracy Walker Fullington; and one grandson, infant Josh Fullington.
Alesa Renee Smith, 22, of Benton passed away Friday, Feb. 1, in Woodward, Okla., while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Alesa graduated from Glen Rose High School and was a member of theÂ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.