Archive - Obituary
August 3rd, 2012
Arizona Susie Nolen, 98, of Benton passed away Monday, July 30.
She was born May 29, 1914, in Sugar Grove to the late Andy and Alma Hampton Inman.Â Arizona was a member of First Assembly of God in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Canal A. Nolen; and five brothers, L.D., Lemuel, David, Bob and Paul Inman.
She is survived by her sons, Loy Dale Nolen of Benton and Tommy R. Nolen and wife Debbie of Benton; a brother, Glen Inman of Coweta, Okla.; a sister, Ruth Richards of Westminister, Calif.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Stella A. Berry, 75, of Benton died Sunday, July 29, at her home.
She was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Bauxite. Stella was a housewife and a member of Wrights Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Stella Vinyard.Â
Charles Harold Ball, 69, of Benton entered Heavenâ€™s gates on Saturday, July 28.
He was born in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 7, 1943.Â He graduated from Central High School and attended Little Rock University (now UALR). He proudly served his country in the U.S. Airborne Army. Charles retired from Lucent Technologies after 34 years of service.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.Â He loved baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals and the Arkansas Razorbacks.Â He was a coach and the BBAA District Commissioner out of Little Oaks Ball Park in Mabelvale.
Tracey â€śTrayâ€ť Matthew Moody, 40, of Benton, died Saturday, July 28, of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
He was born June 26, 1972, in Little Rock.Â Tray was the owner and operator of TME and also a Master Electrician.Â He was a loving and dedicated father, taking his four sons duck hunting so that the love of the sport could be passed on to future generations.Â This past season, Tray was so focused on his sons, their safety and enjoyment of the sport that he didnâ€™t get a duck himself.Â
Ralph Lucion Riner Jr., 71, of Benton passed away Saturday, July 28.Â
He was born April 6, 1941, in Savannah, Ga., to the late Edna and Ralph Riner Sr.Â He retired from sales and was an entrepreneur.Â After his retirement he was employed part-time as a driver for SCAT.
In addition to his family, he loved building, watching and racing cars.
Adolphus J. "Jr." Westbrook, 87, of Haskell, passed away July 26.Â
He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Haskell to the late Dolph and Gertie Sims Westbrook.Â
"Jr." was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and served in the Army during World War II.
Â He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Dean Westbrook.
Carolyn Sue Cauffiel, 76, passed away on July 25.
Carolyn was born on May 5, 1936, in Hot Springs. She enjoyed shopping and collected angels and crystal.
Carolyn worked at Union Bank for a number of years and was very involved in her church,Â Trinity Baptist Church in Malvern, where she was a memberÂ as well as serving as the secretary for the church for a short period of time.
She loved shopping. Her favorite collections were angels and crystal. Â Carolyn was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Marlin Ray Wright, 67, of Cabot passed away Tuesday, July 24.Â He was born April 7, 1945 in Bauxite.
Ray was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired Arkansas State Police trooper.Â He was a member of the Arkansas Retired State Police Association and quietly donated to several charities.Â
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin and Bertha Wright; two brothers, Joe Wayne and Ralph Wright; and three sisters, Shirley Bradley, Billie June Horvath and Juanita Jacobs.
Frankie Mae Calvin, 75, of Benton went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 19. Frankie was born to Joel White Sr and Christine Sanders White in Grady. She retired from ALCOA after working there for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Calvin Sr.; an infant son, Lawrence Calvin; her stepmother, Alma White; and her sister, Haydena Smith.
Norma McAdory Girner, 90, of Benton passed away Tuesday, July 24. She was born March, 7, 1922, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Dave and Lilly B. Harris.
She was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church for 44 years, where at one time she served as church secretary.
In earlier years she was an active member and supporter of the Saline County Humane Society.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 43 years, Robert McAdory Sr.; her second husband, John Girner; a son, Richard "Rick" McAdory; and two siblings.