Archive - Obituary
June 15th, 2011
Franklin â€śFrankâ€ť Filmore Newcomb, 89, of North Little Rock, formerly of Scott and Bryant, died Sunday, June 12. He was born August 21, 1921, in Bigelow to Cora and William Newcomb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, sister and wife, Juanita. He is survived by his son, Randall and wife, Cindy of North Little Rock; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister.
He was a World War II veteran and a member of All Souls Church in Scott and Indian Springs Baptist Church in Bryant.
Baby girl Presley Ann Eanes passed away Saturday, June 11, at Arkansas Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Little Rock. She was born June 7, in Little Rock.
Survivors include her parents, Ashley and Justin Eanes of Benton; brother, Jonah Eanes of Benton; grandparents, Russell Eanes of Morrilton and Brenda Shelton of Little Rock; Brent and Kim Russell of Benton; great-grandparents, Frances Bradshaw of Benton and Mike Russell, Benton; Jeanette Eanes of England; Mary Ann Pate of Little Rock; Erma Selby of Stephens; and great-great-grandparent, Ola Merle Russell of Alexander.
Helen Handel Whitson of the Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, N.C., died May 31, 2011.Â Born Nov. 18, 1916, in Litchfield, Ill., she was the daughter of James E. and J. Ethel Craig Handel.Â Her parents and older brother, the Rev. J. Darrel Handel, preceded her in death.Â She was also preceded in death in 1998 by her beloved husband, Ralph Edward Whitson.
Dora Walker, 97, of Oâ€™Kean passed away Thursday, June 9, at White County Medical Center in Searcy.
Dora was a lifetime resident of Oâ€™Kean, and had been a member of the Oâ€™Kean Freewill Baptist Church for 81 years. She was widowed at 37 years old, and raised five children on her own.Â She was a homemaker, and was married to the late Rev. Lonnie Walker. She was a prayer warrior for her church and she had a heart of a servant.
Jackie Leon Nash, 64, of Bauxite, passed away June 8.Â He was born November 24, 1946, in Benton to the late Rodney and Delphine Nash. Jackie was a member of the Benton Seventh Day Adventist Church.Â
He is survived by his wife, Pat Nash of Bauxite, sister, Gwen Holiman of Benton and nephew, Wayne Holiman of Benton.Â
The graveside service is by Ashby Funeral Home and was today at 10 a.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery with Travis Walker officiating.Â
Visitation was held Thursday evening at Ashby Funeral Home.Â
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Gerald W. Riggs, 72, of Benton, passed away Thursday, June 9.Â He was born October 1, 1938, in North Little Rock to the late T.G. Riggs and Margaret Pilkington Riggs.Â Gerald was a Third Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, member of the Salem Baptist Church and retired from Crow Burlingame.
Ruby Lee McCoy, age 87, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, June 7. She was born April 24, 1924, in Newport.Â Mrs. McCoy was an active member in the Benton and Bryant Chapters of the Eastern Star.Â She cherished her close neighbors and her many friends of the Benton Extension Club and Oak Grove Baptist Church.Â Mrs. McCoy was preceded in death by her parents, Finis and Ila Roberts; husband of 51 years, Jack E. McCoy, Sr. and her son, Jack E. McCoy, Jr.Â She is survived by her, daughter, Becky L.
Roy E. Cheatham, of Benton died Monday, June 6, 2011, while at home. Arrangements are under the care of Atkinson Funeral Home in Malvern, 501-332-2711.
Lester Hicks, 71, of Fort Smith went to be with the Lord Monday, June 6, 2011, at Sparks Regional Medical Center.Â He was born Oct. 11, 1939, in Bauxite, to the late Vern and Gladys Hayes Hicks. Mr. Hicks was a retired gentleman farmer.Â
One brother and three sisters preceded him in death.Â
Doyle L. â€śD.L.â€ť Webb, age 84, entered eternal life on June 4, 2011.Â D.L. was born in Malvern, on Aug. 12, 1926, and was the oldest son of A.S. â€śRedâ€ť Webb and Ira Storey Webb.Â He was preceded in death by both his parents; his wife of 43 years, Dolores Cornett Webb; his wife of 17 years, Peggy Sutton Webb; and a sister-in-law, Joann Hardin Webb.
He is survived by a brother, Allen Webb and his wife, Gwen; a son, Doyle Webb and his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Candis Webb Williams and her husband, Alan, all of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.