Archive - Obituary
August 17th, 2011
Jerry Alan West Sr., 63, of Benton, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, August 16.Â He was born October 31, 1947 in Camden.Â Jerry was a Zone Supervisor at Wal-Mart and he was of the Methodist faith.Â
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth N. West.
Mary Ann â€śMrs. Maryâ€ť Wake, 62, of Alexander, passed away Sunday, August 14.Â She was born October 30, 1948 in Pine Bluff.Â Mary was a Para Professional and a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Annie Wake and her brother, Everett Wake.
Joniece Moss Nichols, 81, of Benton, affectionately known to all as â€śMomma Joâ€ť, was born June 18, 1930 in Oxford to William and Willie Elizabeth Moss.Â She was a devoted mother and wife, retiree from the VA Hospital in North Little Rock, a faithful member of the Oxford United Methodist Church of Oxford and was a dedicated volunteer in the Mercy House Ministry of Sharon Baptist Church in Benton, where she chose to worship since moving to Benton.Â Her passion was researching and sharing family history.Â Momma Jo gently passed away at home on August 13, 2011 surrounded by family.
Loretta Rae Mangum Parks, 70, of Bryant, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011.
She was born October 18, 1940 in Benton.
Mrs. Parks was a retired secretary and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace Lee; and Violet Thelma Mangum and her husband, Rodney Parks.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Daniel and her husband Ron; and two grandchildren, Amanda Swift and her daughter Kinsey, and Aaron Vice and his daughter Cameron, all of Bryant.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Heartland Rehab and Care Center at 19701 Interstate 30 in Benton.
Judy S. Nodzo, 66, formally of Benton, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at St. Josephâ€™s Hospital in Mattydale, NY.
Thomas (T.C.) Chaney, 71, of Hot Springs, passed away August 10.Â He was born January 17, 1940 in Bauxite to the late William and Annie Chaney.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Thomas B. Chaney, sisters, Reba Tackett, Hazel Taylor, Shirley Johnston, Faye Baker, and Willie May Blair.
He is survived by sons, Lee Goins of Winthrop, Raymond Booher of Russellville, brother, Herman Chaney and wife, Delores and sister, Mary Lee Collatt and husband, Walter, all of Haskell, special friends, Betty and Ruby of Hot Springs.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home.
Bradley Robert Blackburn, infant son of Bradley and Amanda Blackburn of Benton, was born on August 9, and passed away August 9. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Brenda and Robert Blackburn; an uncle, Robert Blackburn; and a sister, Angel Cox.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Christian Blackburn, Benton; sisters, Katheryn Tuttle and Stormy Cox, both of Little Rock; grandparents, Stacy Mathis of Benton and James Cox of Little Rock.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Saturday at New Hope Cemetery in Benton by Ashby Funeral Home.
Opal Ratcliff Stegman, 95 of Pine Bluff, Benton and recently residing in Baton Rouge, LA died Tuesday, Aug 9, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.Â Opal was born August 11, 1915 in Willow, to the late Ella Brumley Ratcliff and Frank A. Ratcliff.Â She was reared and educated at Dellar. and had been employed as a dietician at Jefferson Hospital in Pine Bluff.Â Opal was a member of Greenlee Baptist Church in Pine Bluff.Â
Alleta W. Hanks, 85, of Benton died Sunday August 7, 2011 at her home. She was born September 9, 1925 in Dahlgren, Illinois. Alleta was retired and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Edna Garrison, and by her husband of 57 years, Bill Hanks.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Rieben and her significant other, J. S. Frazier, Benton; sisters, Hellen Sailor, and Kate Whipple, both of Illinois; one grandchild.
Johnie Otis Ward, 87, of Benton, passed away August 9.Â He was born April 9, 1924 in Jessieville, to the late John and Almeda Ward.Â Johnie was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean War.Â He was a 32nd degree Mason and attended Mt. View Baptist Church.Â Johnie was preceded in death by his brothers, William Ward, Rector Ward, Walter Ward and Thomas Ward, sisters, Ida Ward, Mandy Murders and Violet Cockman.