Archive - Obituary
April 23rd, 2012
Kenneth D. McClenahan, 73, of Bauxite, passed away Thursday, April 19.Â He was born June 8, 1939 in New DeRoch.Â Mr. McClenahan worked in construction and was a member of Social Hill Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Myrea McClenahan and a brother, Neal McClenahan.
Mildred Marnell Cooper, 84, of Benton, died Friday, April 13, in Bryant. Mildred was an active member of Mt Zion Baptist Church in Benton where she served in many organizations. She was a retired employee of the State of Arkansas Alexander Youth Services where she was a Dorm Mother for over 30 years.
William Dorcie Chastain, 84, of Benton passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012.Â He was born July 25, 1927 in Stamps to the late William Jasper and Polly Leona Chastain. Mr. Chastain was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton where he was a member of the sanctuary choir for fifteen years.Â He also served as a former choir director of Galilee Baptist Church in El Dorado, for a number of years.Â Mr. Chastain was a retired electrician from Monsanto Chemical in El Dorado and Alcoa in Benton, totaling forty years of service.
Freddy Ray Martin, 38, passed away on April 16, at his home in Benton. Freddy Ray was born May 20, 1973 to Fred Ray Martin and Charlotte Ann (Summerville) Martin. Freddy Ray loved to play his guitar, singing, hanging out with friends and having a good time. He was big-hearted and kind. He enjoyed spending time with his family and telling stories of his favorite childhood memories like "Hangin' Harry" and driving back roads. Freddy Ray attended Kingdom Hall.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Christopher Martin and one sister; Kelly Martin.
Shirley Chadwell Emberton,67, of Sheridan died Tuesday, April 17.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Emberton of Sheridan; son, David Phillips of Sheridan; daughter, Karen Banks and husband Scott of Austin; Daughter-in-law, Sheila Phillips of Sheridan; step-son, Tony Emberton of Chesapeake, Virginia; step-daughter, Stacy Fausett of Branson, Missouri; Mother-in-law, Thelma Emberton of Sheridan and eleven grandchildren,
A Memorial Service will be held 10 a.m., Friday, April 20, at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Visitation will be after the service at the funeral home.
Lelia Dianne Boyd Treasitti Helm, 63, of Conway lost her battle with cancer and went to be withÂ the Lord on April 16. Dianne was born in Aberdeen Mississippi July 9, 1948, to the late Talmadge Boyd and Bobbie Boyd. Dianne retired from Target after 23 years of dedicated service. Dianne enjoyed being with her husband, Tony, her children and grandchildren who were the joy of her life. DianneÂ really lovedÂ watching her children and grandchildren play softball andÂ baseballÂ for many years.
Dianne is preceded in death by her father Talmedge Boyd.
Alyce Marion Hewett Mork of Little Rock, passed away April 14. She was born on June 29, 1926 in Lewisville, to the late Francis and Alyce Hewett. Marion was a member of St. Andrewâ€™s Methodist Church and after becoming disabled, looked forward to watching Joel Osteen and other television evangelists. Marion, along with her parents, owned and operated Alyce-Francis Cleaners for over 60 years. She was a faithful member of the Billy Graham Association. She had a great love for animals and her dog, Mindy, was by her side until the end.
John W. Wray, 87, of Benton went to be the Lord on Sunday, April 15. He was born in Benton on November 9, 1924. He was a retired construction superintendent and a member of the Church of the Nazarene. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.Â He enjoyed going to church, fishing, scuba diving, trained cutting horses, winning World in 1964, and making people laugh with his quick witted sense of humor.Â He was a member of the Gideonâ€™s International.
He was preceded in death by his parents; John and Blanche (Praytor) Wray.
Robert Ray Davis, Sr., 80, resident of Benton, passed away Saturday, April 14. He was born May 22, 1931 in Bauxite to the late Claude Davis and the late Bertha Viola Gould Davis Rapier. Mr. Davis served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict.Â He later retired as mining supervisor at Alcoa.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marilyn Gail Shelton and Claudia Gould Walker, and a niece, Dana Shelton.Â
Raymond J. Smith, 80, of Benton passed away Saturday, April 14, in Bryant.Â He was born March 30, 1932 in New York City, New York to the late Raymond Smith and Mary Costigan Smith.Â He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War.Â Â Later he retired as a mechanical engineer for AT&T.Â