Archive - Obituary
July 18th, 2011
Robert Wayne Smith, 49, of Benton passed away Sunday, July 17.Â He was born on July 13, 1962, to Mary Ann and Jerry O. Smith in Dallas, Texas.Â He was a member of Highway Church of Christ was an insurance salesman and restaurant business owner. He loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his father and his in-laws, Bill and Mary Croft.
Peyton Tyler Owens, 3, of Benton, passed away Sunday, July 17, surrounded by his family.Â He was born December 28, 2007, in Benton. Peyton was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold Pelton and Faye Pelton Baker; great-grandparents, Tom and Stella Revis and Ocie and Evelyn Cowart; and an aunt, LaDonna Herlin.
Lonnie Wayne Pruett, 73, of Sardis was born February 5, 1938 in Sardis Community and went to be with the Lord July 15, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Pruett and â€śBeaâ€ť Beatrice Baxley Pruett.
Antoinette R. Hobby, 87, of Benton, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011.Â
She was born June 30, 1924 in Corvallis, Oregon.Â
Mrs. Hobby was a graduate of William and Mary College.Â She worked in the Foreign Service as a Russian Specialist of the Army Map Service.Â
Mrs. Hobby was preceded in death by her parents, Temple and Helen Robinson.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Lawrence Hobby and a sister-in-law, Catherine Hobby.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date. The family requests that no flowers be sent.
On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Mary Letheresa Bryant, 68, of Bryant passed away Tuesday, July 13. She was born October 30, 1942, in Flint, Mich.Â Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Novell Robinson; son, Robert David Bryant; and two sisters, Linda Holman and Barb Prince.
James E. Prysock, 90, of Benton, died Wednesday, July 13. He was born January 20, 1921, to Will and Anna Prysock in Grubbs. James was a WWII Army veteran and worked for McGeorge Construction Company for 48 years. James was a member of United Missionary Baptist Church for 44 years.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, four sisters and one grandchild.
Mary Louise Sadler Drye, 85, of Mena passed away July 12.Â She was born to H.K. (Kagler) and Betty Sadler on December 31, 1925, in Bauxite.Â She was the third child in a family of nine children.Â She grew up in Bauxite, met and later married Monroe Drye of Benton on April 3, 1942.Â Monroe and Louise were married for 49 years until his death in 1992.Â They were blessed with five children.Â She and Monroe made their home in Mena for most of their married life and raised their children there.
Stacy Slatton Ellison, 46, of Wylie, Texas passed away on July 12 at The Medical Center of Plano in Plano, Texas. She was born in Little Rock to Frank and Kitty Slatton of Hot Springs on December 18, 1964.
The funeral ervice for retired Judge Edwin Carden, 80, will be at 2 p.m., Thursday at First Baptist Church of Claremore, Okla. The Rev. Sam Nichols will officiate.Â Ed will be laid to rest at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.Â Visitation was held, Wednesday, July 13, at Rice Funeral Home.Â Ed passed away at his home on Monday, July 11.Â â€¨Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
JoAnn Montalvo, 69, of Benton died Tuesday, July 12. She was born February 13, 1942, in Bauxite. She attended grade school at Bauxite and graduated from Mt. St. Maryâ€™s in Little Rock in 1960. JoAnn was an occupational therapist and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe E. and Lupe Montalvo.
Â Survivors include three brothers, Henry, Manuel and Tony, and three sisters, Olga, Angeline Blanche, and Mary Alice.