Archive - Obituary
William Fred Cheek Sr. of Ferndale passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. He was born Aug. 19, 1945, to the late Henry and Emmer Cheek.
William was the owner and operator of Cheek Enterprises for more than 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Masonic Lodge 309 of Paron.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
William B. "Buck" Cross, 88, of Benton passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and friends Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
He was of the Missionary Baptist faith.
Buck was born April 11, 1925, in Mt. Moriah to the late John and Jessie Cross. He retired from Alcoa where he had worked most of his adult life. Buck was married to his sweetheart, Louise, for 66 years. While his great love was for his family, a close second was farming. He was most at home on his tractor in a field baling hay, tending his cows or in his shop repairing his tractors.
Nellia Joyce Prather, 69, of Malvern was born July 2, 1944, and passed away Jan. 26, 2014.
Mrs. Prather was known for her kind and giving heart. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Prather; her parents, William and Linnie McLemore; and a brother, James Ray Freeman.
Mrs. Prather is survived by her children, Michael Serrano and Dani Petty and husband Matt; a grandson, Christopher Sanchez; a great-grandson, Jayden Sanchez; her siblings, Frankie Freeman and Dianne Finch; and other family members and friends.
Martha Virginia "Toby" Carter, 91, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.Â
She was born Feb. 18, 1922, to the late Martin and Grace Huchingson Wills in Benton.
Toby retired from Alcoa after serving as manager in the traffic department. After retirement, she traveled extensively to other countries.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Benton, where she was involved in many committees and was active in the United Methodist Women.