Archive - Obituary
March 1st, 2012
Mary Catherine Willis, 74, of Benton died Tuesday, Feb. 28. She was born July 8, 1937 in Saline County.
Catherine was a homemaker, a charter member of the Lonsdale Volunteer Fire Department Board, a member of the Sharon Home Extension Club and a member of Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Cledies Williams Elliott; and her husband, Harley Gene Willis.
She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Smith and husband Joe Bob of Hot Springs and Anita Willis of Benton; a special friend, Ella Pennington, and her granddog, Khati.
On Sunday, February 26, 2012, angels descended from heaven to St. Vincent Infirmary CCU to take Maxine Honda home to be with her family and friends up in heaven. Her family was at her side. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Clara Matsumoto-Fukushima and was a member of Second Baptist Church in downtown Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Donna Jane Wood, 69, of Benton passed away Sunday, Feb. 26.
She was born in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, to Gordon H. and Katherine M. Scott Sprague. She was a surgical nurse, having retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital. She was a member of the Saline County Master Gardeners Association and North Little Rock Friends of Animals.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Scott Sprague
Richard J. Howard, 80, of Owensville passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28.
He was born Jan. 10, 1932, to the late Sally Houpt Howard and Wilbert D. Howard in Hot Springs.
Mr. Howard was an electrician and a dairy farmer. He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Howard; a son, Regie Howard and wife Judy; two daughters, Becka Howard and Robin McAtee and husband Brent; three brothers, Don Howard, Daniel Howard and Bill Howard; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Joe Louis Stewart, 78, of Benton died Tuesday, Feb. 28. He was born February 9, 1934, in Madisonville, Texas.
Joe was a retired construction worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Virgie Hall Stewart; and a daughter, Teresa Stewart.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Stewart; two sons, Randy Stewart and Scott Stewart; a daughter, Linda King; a sister, Jeannette Stewart; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Ashby Funeral Home in Benton.
No service is scheduled at this time.
Online guest book: ashbyfuneralhome.com
Amy M. Johnson
Amy M. Johnson, 40, of Bryant, passed away Monday, Feb. 27.Â She was born Oct. 26, 1971, in Little Rock to Sandra Anthony.
Amy was preceded in death by her grandfather, Elmer D. Rollon.
She is survived by her son, Christopher Gipson and his fiancee, Michele Byerly of Benton; her mother, Sandra Anthony of Benton; a sister, Deanna Kinchen and husband Daryl of Benton; her grandmother, Reba Rollon of Benton; two nephews, Cody Gourley and wife Meagan and Chad Gourley; a niece, Caitlyn Gourley; several aunts and uncles; and a special friend, Kelly Shoemaker and son Robbie.
William R. â€śBillâ€ť Traywick, 83, of Benton, passed away peacefully on Feb. 25, at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant.Â He was born on September 4, 1928 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the son of the late George Ray and Mayme Stegall Traywick.
Allen James Drennan, 95, of Benton, died on Feb.
Anneice (Spann) Hogue, 82, of Benton, died Feb. 25, at her home in Benton.Â Born July 14, 1929 in Bauxite, she was the only daughter of Melvin and Euldene Spann.Â She attended school in Bauxite until 1945.Â After moving to Benton, she graduated from Benton High School in 1947.Â She married Fred (Tony) Hogue on September 13, 1947.Â Mrs. Hogue was a longstanding member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton.
Kitty Emmons Brigham, 97, of Dumas, mother of Saline County Justice of the Peace Barbara Howell, died Friday, Feb. 24, in Little Rock.
Kitty was born Dec. 22, 1914, to the late John and Kitty Windham Emmons in Carrollton, Miss.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Dumas, where she taught Sunday School.
Kitty was a graduate of Dermott High School.
Preceding her in death were her husband, John F. Brigham Sr.; three brothers; and a sister.