Archive - Obituary
July 5th, 2012
William â€śBillâ€ť Welsh, 74, of Traskwood died July 1. He was born July 17, 1937, in Washington, Pa., to the late Marvin Welsh and Nellie Mays Welsh. He had served in the U.S. Air Force and was owner of Billâ€™s Pool Service.
Bill enjoyed motorcycling, fishing and hunting. He was active in VFW Post 2256 Benton and was president of Maverick Mixers square dancers. Bill enjoyed working with the youth of the community including coaching baseball and serving as a Cub Scout leader.
Bill was preceded in death by his brothers, Danie and Mark Welsh.
Tinlee Elise Dreher, born on July 3, was with us so briefly, but her assignment was completed.Â What God has for us to learn through her brief stay will continue to unfold for the rest of our lives.Â She left us with a heavenly escort and arrived in the presence of Jesus, where she now waits for our future arrival.
Merle Duane Zitterich, 83, of Haskell died Sunday, July 1. He was born December 25, 1928 in Humboldt, Iowa. Merle was retired from the U.S. Air Force, serving 21 years during the Korea and Vietnam Wars. He also retired from the Harper Construction Co. and was of the Lutheran Faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Charlotte Zitterich; and wife, Lois Jean Zitterich.
Bill W. Ewing, 72, of Benton, passed away Saturday, June 30, at his home in the presence of his loving family.Â
He was born Nov. 12, 1939, in Perryville to the late William Mason Ewing and Ina Louise Windle Ewing.
He was a parts manager for Ford Motor Co. for 51 years.Â
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter.
Fay Eugene Doolin, 78, of Benton, passed away Sunday, July 1.
He was born in Selma on Dec. 9, 1933, to the late Cecil and Fern Doolin.
He was a member of Congo Road Baptist Church and was a retired construction and remodeling contractor.Â He was a member of the Arkansas National Guard and loved to fish.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Lee Doolin; two daughters, Susan Doolin and Barbara Bunton; one great-grandson, Jaden Richardson; and one brother, Cecil Finis Doolin.Â
John David â€śPeteâ€ť King, 62, of Little Rock, passed away Saturday, June 30.
He was born Jan. 27, 1950, in Little Rock.Â Pete was a member of the Eagles and love to hunt and fish.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ward Stanley and Betty Maxine King; and his wife, Virginia King.
He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Smith of Cabot; a son, Chad King of Jessieville; two brothers, Jackie Ward King and Bill Ellis, both of Alexander; two sisters, Dolores Bearden of Alexander, Betty â€ś2Tâ€ť King of Little Rock; and seven grandchildren.
Tony S. Pyle, formerly of Bauxite, passed away on Saturday, June 23, in Ore City, Texas, as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Tony was born Dec. 10, 1957, in El Dorado to Charles and Louise Pyle.
Tony had had a love of motorcycles since he was 9. He loved being with his family, the outdoors and he was an animal lover. Tony was a master electrician for many years, and was a wonderful husband and father.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Rita Rutledge.
Dorothy Irene Launius Bermingham of Bauxite went home to our heavenly father on June 25, at the age of 91.Â She was born to the late J.R. and Ora Launius on April 14, 1921.
Dorothy was married to James R. Bermingham, who preceded her in death. Dorothy was a 50-year member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Odd Fellows and Faith Rebekah Lodge No. 59 for 57 years.Â
Anna Woods Towell, 87, passed away June 21 at Saline Memorial Hospice house in Bryant. She was born in Heber Springs on July 13, 1924, the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Woods. Anna was a retired hostess at the Red Apple Inn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Linda Chastain Matthews; a sister, Lucille Delong; and the father of their children, Leonard Towell.
Minnie V. Burkett, 92, of Benton, passed away June 25.Â She was born Nov, 9, 1919, in Saline County to the late Francis and Sophia Cash Craft.
Minnie was a member of Fairplay Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husbands, Andy Parker and Novell Burkett.
She is survived by her brother, Junior Craft of Benton; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held a later date.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com