Archive - Obituary
May 21st, 2012
Edith â€śJeanetteâ€ť Green, 66, of Avilla, passed away Wednesday, May 16.Â She was born October 26, 1945 in Little Rock to the late George and Jewell Kruse.Â
She is survived by her son, Artie Green and wife Dallas of Alexander; daughter, Tracie Rich and husband Brian of Alexander; her twin sister, Jeanne Hutchison and six grandchildren, Tyler Green, Kruse Rich, Brody Rich, Piper Green, Lucas Ward and Corley Ward.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Pine Crest Memorial Park.Â Brother Carl Ritchey will be officiating.
Jerry Wayne Breland, 73, born Dec. 1, 1938 in Farmerville, La., to Willie Columbus and Mittie Evelyn (Nash) Breland, passed away to be with his Lord and Savior on the morning of May 16.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wilbur D. Breeland.
Mary Alma Pever Johnson, 87, of Bauxite went to be with the Lord on May 17. She was born July 18, 1924, to the late Hiram and Jessie Pever in Athens, Ala. Mary enjoyed working word search puzzles, traveling, bird watching and African violets. She retired after years of dedication from teaching developmental disabled adults in Athens, Ala. Her most precious memories were times spent with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, O.B. Johnson; two sisters; one brother and one granddaughter, Lori Johnson.
Katherine Elizabeth â€śBethâ€ť Farnam, 40, of Benton, lost her battle with ovarian cancer on May 13.Â She passed away at her home surrounded by her family and friends.
Martha Ann Wilson Wallace, 68, of Benton went to be with the Lord on May 14. She was born May 26, 1943 in Malvern.
Martha was a graduate of the Bauxite Class of 1963. She was retired from State of Arkansas Department of Human Services after 31 years, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Mable and Lee Wilson; and a brother, Don Wilson.
Margaret Jean Tillman, 76, of Alexander died Sunday, May 13. She was born Feb. 19, 1936, in Bauxite. Margaret was a retired factory worker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Taylor Tillman and Sarah Rebekah Tillman; three brothers, Robert Russell â€śPuddinâ€ť Tillman, John Henry â€śCottonâ€ť Tillman, and Edward Lewis â€śTeaâ€ť Tillman; and a sister, Carrie Rodgers.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Hillman of Alexander; a granddaughter, Amy Lanette Lites of Louisiana; seven nieces and 10 nephews.
Mary Irene Perry, 94, of Benton, passed away Monday, May 14.Â She was born April 13, 1918, in Benton.Â
Mrs. Perry was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church and a retired LPN.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Eddie Mason; a son-in-law, Irvin Hill; two great-grandchildren, Jacquelyn and Perry Hill; and 10 siblings.
She is survived by her daughter, Wanda Hill; four grandchildren, Daniel Hill and wife Tami, Dana Ellison and husband Doug, Michael Hill and wife Cindy and Susan Briggler and husband Kevin; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Norma Jean McPherson, 86, of Benton died Saturday, May 12. She was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Saline County.
Norma Jean was a longtime member of Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church and a talented seamstress, with every little girl in the family having beautiful dresses that she made.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl E. and Dona Bradbury Smith; her husband of 64 years,Â Raymond McPherson; a brother, Jackie F. Smith; and a sister, Josephine Richmond.
Ruth A. Rudder Landers, 77, of Benton died Saturday May 12, in Benton. She was born November 10, 1934 in Hensley, to the late Samuel Andrew Rudder and Annie Elizabeth McAllister Rudder. Ruth attended Benton High School and was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton where she had a 20 year perfect attendance record in Sunday School. She first worked at the Owosso Furniture Co. She met and married Carl W. â€śRuffâ€ť Landers and had one son, after he was a year old, she went to work in Benton City Hall, helping her father-in-law, Virgil F.
Janice Elwanda (Teddie) Gibbins Houser Nalls, 76, of Little Rock, passed away May 11, 2012. She was born in Altheimer, Arkansas to George Lee Gibbins and Carrie Bell Davis Grice Gibbins and was a member of the Church of Christ.