Archive - Obituary
April 23rd, 2012
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.
Karla Marie Owen Chambers, 60, of Little Rock, passed away Thursday, April 19.Â She was born June 28, 1951 in Benton.Â Karla was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Ardeth Ridling; brother, Joseph Ridling; mother-in-law, Louise Chambers and her niece, Hannah Ridling.
Marsha L. Morrow, 59, of Little Rock, passed away Friday, April 20.Â She was born December 31, 1952 in Little Rock.Â
Mrs. Morrow was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas Michael Morrow and David McKinnley Morrow.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Morrow of Little Rock; son, Mark Edward Morrow of Benton; parents, George and Glenna Johnson; two precious sisters, Brenda Clay of Scotland and Darlene Lackey of North Little Rock and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Pine Crest Memorial Park.Â
Brian Frederick Sudderth, 56, died on April 16. Born in Arrington, England, he was the son of Lt. Col. Ralph M. Sudderth, Jr. and Emily Spindler Sudderth. He attended Hall High School in Little Rock and graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He then attended the University of Arkansas Medical School and served his family practice residency in Asheville, North Carolina. He practiced medicine for almost 30 years, first in Bryant, and was currently at Family Practice Associates in Benton.
Veral L. Hines, 76, of Benton, passed away Monday, April 16, in Bryant.Â He was born August 4, 1935 in Thayer, Kansas.Â He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for over forty years as a railroad clerk.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Hines of Benton, three sons; Wade Hines and wife Kendra, Tracy Hines, Rueben Dilks, four daughters; Dianne Liptak and husband, Greg, Deborah Gelnett and husband, Jay, Sharon Pearcy and husband, Randy, Brenda Stone and husband, James, three brothers, and one sister, eleven grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren.
James Edward Ward, 78, of Benton passed away on April 19, with his family by his side. He was born on January 19, 1934 to the late, Hollis Edward and Jessie Lee Ward in Calhoun City, Mississippi. James retired from the Bryant School District after 28 years of employment. He enjoyed working in his yard, gardening and going fishing. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. James most treasured times were spent with his family and he loved spoiling his grandbabies.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Joe Lee Ward.
Dale Eric Boston, 45, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away April 14. Born in Wichita, Kansas, on May 5 1966. He was the son of Bill N. and Coyla Brooke Boston.
He is survived by his parents, a brother, Greg Boston and wife, Sandy; sister, Jolene Gilmore and husband, Brian; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21 at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.), officiated by Rev. Tina Brown and Rev. Earl Andersen.
Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home.
Kenneth D. McClenahan, 73, of Bauxite, passed away Thursday, April 19.Â He was born June 8, 1939 in New DeRoch.Â Mr. McClenahan worked in construction and was a member of Social Hill Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Myrea McClenahan and a brother, Neal McClenahan.