Archive - Obituary
October 25th, 2012
Delbert C. "Babo" Ballentine Jr., 49, of Saline County passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 19.
He was born April 26, 1963, in Little Rock, to the late Delbert C. "Big Bo" Ballentine and Phyllis Townsend Ballentine.
Babo enjoyed Nascar races, the St. Louis Cardinals, listening to rock 'n' roll and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Ballentine and husband Brad Hubbard; a son, Anthony Ballentine; a grandson, Ashton Hubbard, who was his pride and joy; two sisters, Darla Massey and Angelia Mayfield; and many nieces and nephews.
Geraldine Willis, 92, of Searcy, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22. She was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Bauxite to John G. and Arkie Belle Rowland.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Willis; her parents; four sisters, Marie, Tincy, Whickett and Biddy; and three brothers, John B., Ed and Bobby.
Julius "Sunny" Peter-Herman Breckling, 83, of Hot Springs passed away Monday, Oct. 22. He was born March 7, 1929 to the late Martha Weigle Breckling and Julius Breckling Sr. in Hot Springs.
Julius graduated from Lakeside High School and Oklahoma State University in 1951. He was the parks and recreation director in Little Rock. When he retired, the city dedicated River Front Park to him in honor of the work he did for the parks and zoo.
Edna L. Caldwell, 94, of Bryant passed away Monday, Oct. 22.Â
She was born Sept. 13, 1918, in Calico Rock to the late Henry and Susan Harriet Guthrie Benbrook.Â Edna was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Earnest N. Smith and Max Caldwell; brothers, Howard and James Benbrook; sisters, Alma Hart, Hazel Bean and Lorene Lester; grandchildren, Lawana Kay Hardin and Melissa Ann Hardin.
James Eldred Davenport, 87, of Benton, passed away quietly in his sleep Saturday, Oct. 20.Â
He was born April 27, 1925, in Grant County, to the late William Harrison â€śHarryâ€ť and Essie Pearl (Barnes) Davenport, the fifth of eight children, and grew up on his grandfatherâ€™s farm outside Sheridan after his dad passed away when he was 8.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in Europe during the war, including D-Day at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, followed by campaigns through Belgium, Holland, and Germany.
Bobby D. Erwin of Hot Springs went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 20.Â He was 78.
Born March 23, 1934, in Benton, Bob was a local artist and a Vietnam War veteran. He was a loving husband, father and true patriot.Â During the course of 25 years, he served in three branches of service â€“ the Army, Navy and Air Force from which he retired in 1977 with the rank of captain.Â Between services he graduated from Arkansas State University and was in hotel management with Holiday Inns of America in Dallas, Texas.
Vonnie Mae Jones Kelley went to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, at Mercy Hospice in Fort Smith.
She was born April 28, 1920, to Arlie and Zettie Ashmore Jones in Pottsville. She grew up on Crow Mountain and was a lifelong resident of Pope County. She married Robert Duluth Kelley on Dec. 19, 1940.
Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker and a member of Russellville First Assembly of God. She taught Sunday School at Stella Manor Nursing Home for more than 25 years.
Tommy Lee Crow, 73, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Little Rock, passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, at Cox South Medical Center.
He was born April 6, 1939, in Little Rock to the late Albert and Lena Mae Crow.
Tommy worked as an electrician for 27 years at Alcoa in Bauxite. He shared the gift of life through organ/tissue donation (http://www.lifelineofohio.org/wp-content/uploads/symbol.gif).
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Sylvia Matthews and Cora Jean Stinnett.
Shirley Jean Ashley, age 67, of Hensley passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.Â She was born Nov. 16, 1944 in Little Rock.
Mrs. Ashley worked for Glazerâ€™s and attended Trinity Baptist Church in Mabelvale.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Earl and Lottie Coleman Bostain and her husband, Willard Roy Ashley.
She is survived by her four children, Donyail Smith and husband Gaylon of Traskwood; Willard G. Ashley and wife Terri; Bart Ashley and Rodney Ashley and wife Tonya all of East End.
Jo Anne Walker Jacobs, of Benton, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.Â She was born in Spadra to the late Millard C. Walker and Emma Harmon Walker.
She owned and operated Jo Anneâ€™s Hairstyles in Benton for many years.Â She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Benton, a 50-year member of Calvary Baptist Churchâ€™s choir, a Sunday School teacher and director, and a pillar of the church.
She was a member of Fortnightly Club.Â
Mrs. Jacobs loved the Lord, was a fantastic cook, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and was loved by all.