Archive - Obituary
Claudie Ray Ollar, 77, of Benton, was born Sept. 10, 1936, and passed away Dec. 11, 2013. He was a member of Highway Church of Christ and retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his son, Clifton Eugene Ollar.
Claudie is survived by wife, Sarah Ollar.
He is also survived by his children, Kimbralee (Sam) Riggan of Tull and Lynn Ollar of Benton; his siblings, Betty Louise Ollar Mozisek and Erma Barnett; a grandson, Casey (Kristin) Riggan; and his great-grandchildren, Randi and Declan Riggan.
Elizabeth Lovett â€śBettyâ€ť Valachovic, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. She was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Texarkana, the daughter of Paul Eugene and Lela Nelson Lovett. She was married to Ernest Valachovic, Sr., who was a political reporter for the Arkansas Gazette, on June 18, 1944. Ernest died on October 15, 1968, when Betty was only forty-two years old and she never remarried.
Betty has three children: Ernie Valachovic, Jr. and his wife Wanda, of Benton, Pat Crocker and her husband Gary, of Coral Gables, FL, and Carol Bohannan and her husband Terry, of North Little Rock.
Wanda May Cozort Slaton, 83, of Hot Springs passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. She was born April 12, 1930, in Salem, to Oscar Cozort and Audie Bolen Cozort.
Wanda was a member of First Baptist Church of Hot Springs. Wanda sang in the choir at Wilson First Baptist Church for many years where she also taught a Sunday School class for youth. She was a volunteer at National Park Medical Center and volunteered with ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. Her hobbies included playing cards (Canasta and Skip-bo), gardening, and watching her grandsons play ball.