Archive - Obituary
July 16th, 2012
James C. Evans, 80, of Fort Smith passed away Saturday, July 14.Â
He was born Aug. 22, 1931 in Gladeville, Tenn.Â Mr. Evans served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Essex, during the Korean War.Â He was a retired insurance agent and a teacher and of the Methodist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Judge Turner S. Evans and Neva Jeanette Dobson Evans; and his brother, Noel Evans.
Donald Bruce Billingsley Sr., 69, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 12.Â He was born April 18, 1943, to Tom and Mary Billingsley. Donald was known to close friends and family as Butch.Â He loved Nascar, Walt Disney World, traveling and spending time with his wife.Â He was an avid Razorback fan. He graduated from Bryant High School and worked as an industrial salesman.
John Morrison, 96, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 12, in Little Rock.Â He was born Aug. 11, 1915, in Mountain View to the late Neal and Cora Johnson Morrison.
Mr. Morrison was a licensed minister and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Benton.Â He had worked for Reynolds Metals in Bauxite from the 1950s to the 1970s.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Dean Morrison; two sisters; and six brothers.
David Melton Eubanks, 63, of Benton, passed away Thursday, July 12.
He was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Pine Bluff.Â David was retired. He was a Navy veteran and served on the USS Constellation during the Vietnam War, serving from 1967 to 1970.Â He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and of the Baptist Faith.Â
David was preceded in death by his father, Leon R. Eubanks; and four siblings, Momi Eubanks, John W. Huff, Leon R. Eubanks Jr. and Roger A. Eubanks.
John Charles McCown Sr., 79, of Benton passed away Wednesday, July 11.Â He was born March 17, 1933, in Little Rock to the late Earl Mitchell McCown Sr. and Edith Cutrell McCown.
A Korean War veteran, Mr. McCown served with the U.S. Marine Corps, earning the rank of staff sergeant. He also was a retired Army veteran, holding the rank of sergeant major. He also served in the Army National Guard, holding the rank of sergeant major.
Treba Mildred Fowler, 85, of Benton died Thursday, July 12.
She was born March 27, 1927, in Saline County. Treba was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
Since 1954, she had been a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ada Garrett Lawrence; her husband, Robert Fowler; a grandson, Patrick Jay Fowler; four brothers and three sisters.
Margie Moody, 85, of Benton passed away July 12.Â She was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Benton to the late Roy Robert and Josie Keene Wilson.
Margie was a member of the Grape Chapel Church of God and Sharon Extension Homemakers Club. She attended the Benton Senior Activities Center and was a volunteer for Churches Joint Council on Human Needs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charlie Moody; a granddaughter, Kristy Kurtz; a great-granddaughter, Emma Kurtz; her brothers, Melton, Elton and Doyle Wilson; and her sisters, Edith Woodall, Lois Berry and Emma Hussey.
Jo Ann Arras, 44 of Little Rock, passed away Tuesday, July 10.Â She was born April 14, 1968, to James and Lois Arras of Bryant.
Jo Ann was loving and devoted to her mother and grandmother.Â She was born on Easter Sunday and collected bunnies.Â She graduated from Baptist Health and was previously employed as an LPN at Baptist Health.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Arras; and her grandparents.
Jimmy Dale Moore, 80, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, July 10.Â
He was born June 4, 1932, in Benton. Jimmy Dale was a deacon, song director, Bible teacher, part-time pianist and a member for 55 years at Ridgecrest Baptist Church.Â
He was the manager of the ESSO Bulk Plant for 20 years and retired as the owner of the Bryant EXXON after 12 years.Â Jimmy Dale served as president of the Master Gardeners for two years.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Addie Moore; a sister, Rutheda Wright; and two brothers, John Lewallen Moore and Charles Comer Moore.
Betty J. Cozart, 82, of Benton passed away Monday, July 9. She was born June 2, 1930, in Hot Springs.
Betty loved crocheting, cross-stitching, collecting angels and traveling to Branson.
She was a loving mother who was always there for her family.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband of more than 60 years, Burl B. Cozart.