Archive - 2014 - Obituary
Mildred C. Stitz, 86, of Benton, formerly of Malvern, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, following a brief illness.
She was born April 18, 1928, in Saginaw to Charles and Mamie Smith.Â Her childhood was spent in Social Hill before moving to California during World War II.
She graduated from Luzinger High School in 1945 before moving back to Arkansas with her family later that year.
Skylar Leigh McDonald, 15, of Bauxite went to be with the Lord on Sept. 2, 2014.Â She was born Sept. 23, 1998, in Benton.Â
Skylar is survived by her parents, Olean L. McDonald Sr. and Pia Celestine McDonald of Bauxite; two brothers, Timothy Prophitt of Mabelvale and Olean L. McDonald Jr. of Bauxite; three sisters, Hope Stewart of Clarksville, Jessica Steelman of Shannon Hills and Tiffany Mullins of Shannon Hills; her grandparents, Derrall and Jean Cunningham of Bauxite, Stella Castro of Texas, and Wayne and Jan Ballentine of Joplin, Mo.
Fred Allen Yates, age 65, of Benton died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Ima Dee Yates.
He is survived by his best friend and wife of 43 years, Janie Yates of Benton; two sons and their wives, Tod and Angie Yates of Louisville, Ky., and Jerry and Christina Yates of Benton; three granddaughters, Alexis, Samantha and Gracie; three grandsons, Cody, Dylan and DJ; and two great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers, Kenneth, Paul Ed and Dan; and one sister, Cathy Sides.