Archive - Obituary
June 2nd, 2011
Henry Joe Hajek, Jr. of Benton passed away on May 31, 2011. Henry was born on November 24, 1927, in Flatonia, Texas to the late Henry, Sr. and Angelina Hajek. Mr. Hajek was a veteran of both the Army and Navy and was retired from Pat Salmon & Sons. He was also a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church.
Helen Price of Benton passed away Monday, May 30, at age 78.Â She was born April 17, 1933, in Cabot.Â Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, E. C. Price; parents, David Allen and Lissie Mae Johnson; brother, Harold Snyder; and sister, Betty Bryant.
Linvel Henry Cranford, 90, of Little Rock passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011.Â Linvel was born in Amity on August 26, 1920, to William and Laura Cranford who have preceded him in death.Â He is survived by his loving wife of over 65 years, Violet.
Lena Mary Ramsey, age 95, of Benton, passed away May 28, 2011.Â She was born July 16, 1915, in Palestine, to the late William Alfred Clark and Lovie Gillis Clark.Â
Ms. Ramsey had a deep faith in Christ, and was very independent.Â She was often called â€śSunshine,â€ť as she always looked toward the positive side in life.Â She owned a store and flower shop for many years.Â
She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell P. Ramsey.Â She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Jerome Clark and Nathan L. Clark and three nephews, Aubrey Dean Brewer, Robert Clark, and Calvin Ritchey.Â
Mr. Ben Harvey Holiman age 86, of Benton died Friday May 27, 2011. He was born September 28, 1924 in Sheridan.
Ben was a loving Father and Grandfather who loved spending time with his â€śgirlsâ€ť, son-in-laws, grandchildren and other family and friends.
Ben loved to hunt, fish and garden.Â He never met a stranger.
Â Ben and Jean operated the Yellow Cab Co. and Trailways Bus Station for 43 years.Â During that time they serviced the community and individuals many of who referred to him as â€śMr. Benâ€ť.Â He retired from Spivey Chevrolet Co. in 1977. He was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Robert Vance, 71 of Alexander, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011 in Benton. He was born on November 15, 1939, in Danville, Ill.; he was the son of Albert M. Vance and Dorothy Mae Howard-Vance. Robert was a retired United States Navy and Coast Guard Veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Sandra Vance and Judy Vance and one brother. Survivors include his wife Diddy Vance; children Vicki Alimboyoguen, Carla Stacker, Robert Vance Jr., Justina Rollins, and Michael Vance, 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two brothers William Vance and Albert Vance.
Billy N. Tackett, age 77, of Lonsdale, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011.Â He was born March 2, 1934, in Traskwood.Â Mr. Tackett was a retired from Boilermaker Local 69.Â He worked there from 1966 until 1983.Â He was mayor of Lonsdale for 20 years and fire chief of Lonsdale for 20 years. Billy Â was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Amma Tackett, and brothers, Derwin and Dural Jean Tackett.Â
Mr. Charles T. Cates III, age 89, of Fort Smith formerly of Benton died Friday, May 20, 2011. He was born April 18, 1922, in Maryville, Tenn. Charles graduated from the University of Tennessee and was a decorated WWII Air Force Veteran, an FBI Agent, employed for over 25 years with Alcoa, a Hospital Volunteer, an avid Razorback fan and golfer, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles M. and Grace Johnson Cates, his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Pickens Cates and his sister, Penelope Bishop.
Doris Annette Mills Smith , 90, of Haskell, passed from this life on May 20, 2011.Â She was born April 20, 1921, in Haskell to Reuben Lee Mills and Thursa Evalyn Allen Mills.
Billy Ray â€śBillâ€ť Hogue, 72, of Heber Springs, formally of Benton, passed away May 17, 2011. He was born June 3, 1938, in Altheimer to the late Earcle and Edythe Hogue.Â Bill was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Joann Hogue.Â