Archive - Obituary
January 19th, 2012
Tonya Verser, 48, of Magnet Cove died Jan.17.Â She was born June 24, 1963, in Malvern to Dean and Anita (Holiman) Nix.
She was a Malvern High School graduate and the medical staff coordinator at Hot Spring County Medical Center in Malvern.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy Verser; two sons, Josh and Zach Verser; her parents, Dean and Anita Nix; her sisters, Tammy Brown and husband Les, Kim Burton and husband Michael, and Kristi Jones and husband, Jeff.Â
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Regency Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Magnet Cove Cemetery.Â
Dorothy Elizabeth Newcomb Counts, 93, a resident of the Collegeville community, died Monday, Jan.16.Â She was born June 29, 1918 in Saline County to the late William and Cora Lee Wright Newcomb.Â Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, William Con and Cora Lee Wright Newcomb; her husband, Frank Counts; her brothers, Lawrence Newcomb and wife Mildred of Collegeville, Frank Newcomb and wife Juanita of Scott; her sisters, Bea Gordon and husband Louie of California and Mary Leetha Newcomb of Scott.Â
Linnie Cordelia Ragan, 90, of Benton died Thursday, Jan. 12, in West Virginia. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Warren.
Mrs. Ragan was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Seth Holland and Nora Helen Spencer Holland; her husband, Simon L. Ragan; and two brothers, Bernard Holland and Edward Holland.
John Earle Toler, 53, of Haskell passed away Friday, Jan. 13.Â He was born Sept. 30, 1958, in Little Rock.
John was retired from UPS.Â He was preceded in death by his father, William Toler; and his daughter, Jamie Lynn Looney.
He is survived by his daughter, Hollie Moore and husband Chris of Benton; his mother, Carra Jo Toler of Bryant; a brother, Bill Toler of Little Rock; a sister, Debby Felton and husband Wayne of Bryant; a grandson, Blake Looney; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Debra Denise Hoover Bartley, 59, of Hazen was called to her heavenly home on Jan. 15, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
She was born May 1, 1952, in Chicago to Derald Flint and Marjorie Ann Bendig Hoover. â€śDebiâ€ť liked to crochet, enjoyed going to the casino and cherished her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a younger brother, Michael Hoover.
David McKinnley Morrow, 33, of Little Rock, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14.Â He was born July 7, 1978 in Benton.Â David was a true Christian, a wonderful son and a loving man.Â His passion was rebuilding mustangs.Â David was preceded in death by his grandfather, Carl Morrow and a brother, Thomas Michael Morrow.Â
He is survived by his parents, Tommy and Marsha Morrow of Little Rock; brother, Mark Edward Morrow of Benton; grandparents, Betty Morrow of Benton and George and Glenna Johnson of Benton and three cousins he considered brothers, Jeff, Darin and Billy Joe Clay.
John T. â€śJ.T.â€ť Peterson, 91, of Bauxite passed away Friday, Jan. 13. He was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Leola.
Mr. Peterson was retired from Alcoa as a mine superintendent.Â He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Webster and Della Ray Peterson; a brother, Kenneth Peterson; and a sister, Odelia Lenger.
Martha Elizabeth Wills, 82, of Benton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12.Â She was born Jan. 31, 1929 in Windfield, La.
Wallace Henry Wyeth, 68, of Maumelle died Wednesday, Jan. 11. He was born in Dermott on Oct. 3, 1943, and grew up in McGehee. He was the son of Robert and Linnie Hesselrode Wyeth.
He received a master's degree in education from the University of Arkansas, was employed at Blaylock Threet Engineers as a production manager, and was owner of the former Goodtime Video Store of Little Rock.
He was a member of the Maumelle Planning Commission for more than 25 years and a member of the Orient Express Mystery Book Society. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mary E. Rochelle, 85, of Benton passed away Jan. 12. She was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Granville, Okla., to the late Nonnie and Marshall Emerson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Boyd L. Rochelle.
She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Grant and husband Bud of Benton; her son Bob Rochelle and wife Teresa of Plainview; her grandson, B. J. Grant, of Benton; and her granddaughter,Mandy Tropf and husband Shane of Little Rock.
In keeping with the wishes of Mrs. Rochelle, no service is planned. Cremation arrangements are through Ashby Funeral Home in Benton.Â