Archive - Obituary
September 26th, 2012
Elizabeth Ann Hill died at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant on Sept. 20.
She was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Coldwater, Miss.
She was an active member of the Elaine community for decades.
She was also an active member of the Elaine United Methodist Church.Â She was known for her kindness and her beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.Â
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William K. Hill of Cleveland, Miss., and her only brother, John R. Turley of Coldwater, Miss.Â
Georgiana O. Medal, 92, of Benton passed away Saturday, Sept. 22.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George H. Medal; three sisters and one brother.
Mrs. Medal is survived by her loving daughters, Andrea Price and husband Gary and Sharon Kemp and husband Gus; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Simunek; and many family members and friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
Keith Alan Goeman Sr., 48, of Little Rock, died Thursday, September 20, due to a car wreck in New Iberia, Louisiana.Â He was a self-employed truck driver, an avid mud racer and of the Baptist faith.Â Keith was preceded in death by his father, Lynn Goeman; grandmother, Minnie Spears and a mother-in-law, Sharon Covert.
Paul Henry Kimpel, Jr., 96, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed to be with the Lord on September 21, 2012. Paul was born on November 21, 1915 to Paul Henry and Anna Brand Kimpel in St. Louis, Missouri. Having lost both of his parents by age 21, Paul supported his two younger sisters and his aunt while working at the Anheuser-Busch brewery. During this time, he enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis, and while continuing to work full time, succeeded in completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1943.
James William Watts, 75, of Benton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20.Â He was born Aug. 27, 1937 in Benton.
Mr. Watts was retired from Alcoa, served in the National Guard and was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Lennis Watts; his first wife, Joetta Henderson Watts; a daughter, Carol Lynn; a grandson, Nicholas Hyde; and a sister, Doris Keesee.
Nanette Webb, 59, of Benton, was granted her wings on Wednesday, Sept. 19.Â Her final days were surrounded by family and friends.
She was born Jan. 24, 1953, in Little Rock.
Nanette had touched many people throughout her life.Â She was the leader of the Magic Clover 4 Leaf Club and was the 4-H program assistant of Saline County.
Nanette loved working with children through 4-H.Â She had seen children grow up from little people to adults and loved every one of them as her own. Nanette especially loved her grandchildren.
She attended Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.Â
Anita Joan Moseley, 76, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18.Â She was born Jan. 29, 1936, in Benton to the late Houston Parker and Letha (Collins) Parker.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.Â She was a member of the 1953 graduating class of Benton High School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles â€śTinkâ€ť Moseley; one sister, Ailene Riddling; and one brother, David Owen Parker.Â Â
Dewell Harold Clay, 85, of Traskwood, passed away Sept. 18.Â He was born Jan. 17, 1927, in Benton to the late Dave and Maude Sims Clay.
Dewell was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Violet Clay; a daughter, Joan May Clay; two brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by his son, Earl Doug Clay Sr. of Omaha, Texas; a daughter, Bonnie Rouse of Traskwood; his twin brother, Ewell Clay of Benton; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Bauxite.
Joan Barnes Krueger, 86, died of kidney failure Monday, Sept. 17, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.Â She was born Aug. 30, 1926, in Camden, the daughter of Junie Frost Barnes and Myrtle Josephine (Lee) Barnes.
Shirley May McGinley Evans, 82, of Nashville, formerly of Benton and Bryant, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, at a Nashville nursing home.
She was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Little Rock, to Connell and Lillie Tull McGinley.
She was a graduate of Bryant High School and a longtime bookkeeper at White Furniture in Benton. She was a faithful member of both Benton and Bryant First United Methodist churches.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond E. Evans; a son-in-law, Rick Castleberry' and a brother, Harold McGinley.