Archive - Obituary
May 1st, 2012
Louise F. Maertens Prickett Knight, 88, of Benton, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 27, 2012. She was born June 17, 1923, in Benton. She is the daughter of the late August H. and Freda P. Storch Maertens. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Little Rock, Lutheran Womenâ€™s Business Club, and Lutheran Womenâ€™s Missionary League. She was a devoted mother, wife, and â€śGrandma Louiseâ€ť.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Horace Prickett, Sr., and Felix Knight, and her brother, Johney Maertens.
Frederic Earnest Davis, 91, of Benton, passed away April 26.Â He was born in Benton on May 6, 1920 and raised in the Mt. Olive Community, Fred was the son of Lonnie Graydon (Doc) Davis and Alice Levillain Davis.Â He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC Camp) at St. Charles and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.Â Fred worked for ALCOA for 43 years in the mining division.
Elmus Barnard, 88, of the Sardis Community died Wednesday, April 25.Â She was born September 24, 1923 in Cato, to the late Gerald R. and Alice Hackler Harrell.Â Mrs. Barnard was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.Â
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton Barnard, and three siblings, Lucille Boyd, Vivnell Turner, and Roland Harrell.Â
Amy Nicole McGinty Grenier, 29, of Benton, passed away April 24.Â She was born December 9, 1982 in Little Rock to Chuck and Linda Watson McGinty.Â Amy was a member of Crystal Valley Baptist Church and graduate of Henderson State University.
George Venson Babbitt, 67, of Benton, went to live with his Heavenly Father April 25.Â He was born March 17, 1945 in Little Rock, the only son and first of two children of the late Delbert Venson and Alma Lillian Babbitt.Â George was a member of the class of 1963 at Little Rock Central High School.Â He was proud to be in the Navy and serve his country on active and reserve duty from 1963 to 1969.Â George was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church.
Bertha Estella â€śDoodleâ€ť Gartrell, 91, of Mabelvale, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23. She was born August 6, 1920 in Pulaski County. She had worked as a butcher at the Southside Meat Market. She was a member of the Vimy Ridge Immanuel Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher. â€¨She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie J. Gartrell; three sisters and two brothers.
Odalene â€śOdieâ€ť Grissom Morrison, 86, of Benton,Â passed away April 22.Â She was born on June 16, 1925 in Bauxite, to Wade and Vuda Grissom.Â She was of the Baptist faith and loved God, living her life to please God.Â In her younger days, she was very active in her childrenâ€™s schoolÂ activities and in her church, teaching Sunday school for many years in California.Â When she returned to Arkansas in 1990, she joined the Saline County Democratic Women and traveled across the country to several National Conventions including a trip to Washington DC where she visited the White House and sat in Presi
Autrey (A.L.) Hightower," The Honey Man" 84, of Malvern died April 21. He was born in Malvern, the son of O.A and Annie (Albey) Hightower. He served in U.S Army in WWII, and then help form the National Guard in HSC., was a machinist for Reynolds Metal. Autrey and his wife founded Autrey's Honey Farm known worldwide, in 1957. Autrey help found and was first president of the HSC Bee Keepers Association, was a well known beekeeper, andÂ was always giving away his honey bears to waitresses, doctors, nurses, lawyers and strangers.
Heavenly Angels escorted Mrs. Christine Emma Cifaldi home on March 29, at the age of 90.
Christine was a loving and devoted wife and mother.Â She was a member of Benton First Assembly of God.Â She raised 7 children, 22 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Vito and her son Thomas D. Cifaldi.
Bruce Edward Bean, 48, of Paron, passed away Friday, April 20.Â He was born December 16, 1963 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Â Mr. Bean worked for Bean Construction Company and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed and Anna Bean and Jess and Nettie Walker.
He is survived by his wife, Gina Bean; four daughters, Jessica, Elizabeth, Kimberly and Kurstin Bean; parents, Glen and Lynda Bean; brother, Danny Bean; sister, Donna Baros; six grandchildren; two nephews; three nieces, one great-nephew and three great-nieces.