Archive - Obituary
November 27th, 2012
Marie Wolf Simons, 91, of Benton passed away on Nov. 24 after a short illness.
Marie was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Malvern.
She spent all of her adult life in Saline County and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church for more than 60 years. Marie was an accomplished seamstress and worked several years performing alterations at The Fashion in Benton and also sewed for family and friends.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Lindsey Schwanner; and her husbands, Woodrow Wolf and Gerald Simons.
Davey Lee Ramsey Sr, 81, of Benton, passed away Thursday, November 22.Â He was born April 24, 1931 in Saline County.Â Mr. Ramsey was retired from Reynolds Metal and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.Â He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was a Deacon for 45 years.Â
Mr. Ramsey was preceded in death by his parents, H.C. â€śTonceâ€ť and Lorene Ramsey and a sister, Gwendolyn â€śSnooksâ€ť Rhoades.
Teresa Lynn Scarborough, 38, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday, November 20, in Fayetteville. She was born November 5, 1974 in Pompano Beach, Florida the daughter of Charles Howard and Rhoda Parker Stroud. She attended Family Baptist Church in Springdale and worked in Child Care.
Velma Pauline Jones Daugherty died on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton after suffering a stroke Friday.
She was 95 years old.
Pauline was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Sayre, in Ouachita County, the daughter of the late Jewell Hudson Jones and Jewel Ann Pearce Jones.
The family moved to Bauxite when Pauline was about 4 years old.
Pauline met her future husband, Warren Kelley "Doc" Daugherty at a church revival in Bauxite. They were married on July 30, 1933. Doc was the love of her life, and when he died on Dec. 2, 1995, they had been married for 62 years.
Mildred Wright Shipp, age 91, of Bryant, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 20.Â Mildred was a 50 year member of Bauxite #81 and Bryant O.E.S., a Mother Advisor of Bauxite Bauxite Rainbow Assembly and a Grand Representative to British Columbia Canada.
She was predeceased by her parents, Lee and Leatus Wright; her husband of 73 years, Cyril Shipp and a grandson, Kenny Harrell.Â
She is survived by daughters, Barbara Davis and husband, Kenneth of Sardis and Martha Barr of Searcy; five grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Maurine A. Mills, 99, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, November 21.Â She was born September 7, 1913 in Haskell.Â Mrs. Mills retired from the Arkansas Health Care Center and a member of Northside Church of Christ.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Lola Atchison; husband, Roy E. Mills; brother, Lester Atchison and three sisters, Ethel Mitchel, Bessie Lee Burnett and Vida Westbrook.
Tony Allen Waters, 49, of Paron went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 21.Â He was born January 7, 1963 in Little Rock. Tony was an avid hunter and fisherman.Â He loved the outdoors.Â His wonderful personality and great sense of humor will be greatly missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Waters and brother, Wendall Waters.
Debbie Griffith Crook, 52 of Avilla, went to be with the Lord on November 20. Debbie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.Â She was a people person and was loved by many.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Eugene and Juanita Presson, one brother; James, and her first husband; Ralph Griffith.
She is survived by her husband; Rick Crook, three sons; Ricky Griffith and wife, Amber, Randy Griffith and Cody Crook of Alexander.
Drew Nicole Melton, 17, of Benton, passed from this life on November 21.Â She was born March 22, 1995 in Hot Springs, to Fred â€śTedâ€ť Melton and Susan Melton Jacobs.Â Drew was a senior at Benton High School and worked at Arkansas Bone and Joint in Bryant.Â She loved playing all sports, including Golf, Softball, (short stop extra ordinair), Volley Ball, Basketball and her dream, to be on a Swim Team.Â Her plans were to attended University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in the fall.
Pat Collins Bryant, 76, of Benton, left this world on Nov. 19, to join God Almighty.Â Her beautiful smile and â€ścrazyâ€ť personality will be so sadly missed by her family and a host of friends.Â Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold Wayne Bryant; and her cherished mother and father, Bill and Dove Collins all of Benton.