Archive - Obituary
March 11th, 2013
Bonnie Juanita Ballard Gentry, age 88, of Benton passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013.
She was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Little Rock to the late Bill and Mattie Ballard.Â She was a homemaker and a member of New Life Missionary Baptist Church in Benton.Â
She adored her family and friends.Â She will be smiling in Heaven as she is reunited with her son, Bill Everett; an infant son, Allen Everett Jr.; a brother, Morris Ballard; and two sisters, Doris Jones and Willie Mae Cox.Â
Terrell Gene Woolery, 80, of Benton passed away March 7, 2013.
He was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Okmulgee, Okla., to the late Roscoe and Pauline Garlick Woolery.
He was retired from Alcoa where he worked as a millwright.Â He continued to work for Frank Fletcher Industries until the last two weeks of his life.
Terrell was a great, adorable family man, a wonderful, loving husband, and Papo to his grandchildren.
Arthur W. Merritt, 81, of Benton passed away on March 7, 2013. Arthur enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. Being born in Maine, he enjoyed his Yankee ingenuity. He was mechanically inclined and enjoyed working on any kind of machinery. Arthur was a U.S. Air force veteran of 13 years, and he served in Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Evelyn Merritt.
Avis Orvetta Stickley, 87, of Lonsdale passed away on March 5 at her home. She was born June 23, 1925 in Decatur, Iowa.Â Orvetta was a retired seamstress.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernie and Nellie Reed Grimm, and husband Richard James Stickley.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Stickley of Iowa and Kenneth Stickley of Lonsdale; brother Estel Grim; two grandchildren, Rickey Stickley and Amber Stickley; and two great-grandchildren, Zane and Bryson.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Ten Mile Cemetery.
Thomas Eugene â€śTomâ€ť Montgomery, 79, of Alexander passed away March 5. He was born Nov. 11, 1933 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tom was a retired overland transporter for several different funeral homes, a former Saline County Reserve Deputy, and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Mamie Montgomery.
Herbert Noel Taylor, 84, of Paron passed away Tuesday, March 5.Â He was born Oct. 28, in Paron.Â Mr. Taylor was a retired bridge contractor, a mason and of the Baptist faith.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, Albro and Ruth Taylor; son John Taylor; and a daughter, Charlotte Arp.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Taylor; three grandchildren, Sheila Woodall, Debbie Chandler and Matt Taylor; two step-children, Joe Ellen Serio and Carol Orr; step-grandson Randy Serio; and two great-grandchildren, Sean Stenberg and Melanie Castillo.
Troy Dell â€śCoachâ€ť Reid, 79, of Haskell passed away Wednesday, March 6.Â He was born Nov. 22, 1933 in Leola.Â Mr. Reid was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Mount Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.Â He coached basketball for 38 years at several schools including Kale, Harmony Grove, Glen Rose, Leola, Guy Perkins and Atkins.Â Mr. Reid was preceded in death by his parents, Nat and Lottie Reid; his best friend and wife of 52 years, Louise â€śLucyâ€ť Reid; three sisters, Noris West, Natalie Reid and Sally Hawkins; and a grandson, William Lee Hall, Jr.
Georgia O. Outlaw, 93, of Benton died March 2. She was born July 16, 1919, in Fordyce. She was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, one sister, one son, and one granddaughter.
She is survived by a sister, Norma Hogg; two daughters, Barbara Hesse and husband Brian, Reda Webb and husband Bob; a son Orville Lee Outlaw and wife Maudie; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Daniel Eidt, 34, passed away March 1. He was born Jan. 18, 1979, to William "Bill" and Louretta Eidt in Houston, Texas.
Daniel will be fondly remembered for his cunning wit, verbal bantering, and sharp mind. He loved his children, Drew -Drew, Lexi Lou, and Anna Bug, and delighted in spending every minute he could with them. Daniel was a member of the First Pentecostals of Benton. He cared deeply for people as evidenced by his career choice in the nursing field and his work in recent years as an NA sponsor.
Shirley Dianne Ward, 68, of Fayetteville died Sunday, March 3. She was born June 27, 1944, in Boothton, Ala., the daughter of Edward Vernon Espy and Margaret Tubbs Espy.
She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.
She is survived by her husband, Clifford Ward of Fayetteville; a son, Richard of Fayetteville; a brother, Glen Espy of Benton; nephews, Matt Espy and his wife, Leigh, and Justin Espy, all of Benton; and two very special friends, Johnny and Judy Reese of Benton.