Archive - Obituary
May 17th, 2011
Helen Elizabeth Hickey, age 88, of Benton, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011.Â She was born January 12, 1923, in Paron.Â Mrs. Hickey was a hairdresser and a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Buck and Delia Holland; husband, Lynn Hickey; sister, Pauline Moberly and brother, Bob White.Â
She is survived by two sons, Dwight Hickey of Benton and Glenn Hickey and wife, Sandy of Little Rock; one grandson, Jeffrey J. Hickey and wife, Renee; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Andrew Hickey.
Mrs. Inez Johnson Brown, age 80, of Lonsdale. died Saturday, May 14, 2011. She was born August 16, 1930 in Benton. Inez was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Zona Canfield Johnson, husband, Arthur Thomas Brown, two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Inez Swayze of Lonsdale; brothers, Ed Johnson, and Ronnie Johnson, both of Little Rock; Charles Johnson, Prattsville; two grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
Cremation arrangements are by Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: ashbyfuneralhome.com
W. Richard Wilhelm, 88, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.Â He was a retired dairy farmer, an avid gardener, and a gifted winemaker.Â Richard was a member of Avilla Zion Lutheran Church.Â He was a tender-hearteded, gentle man with a dry wit who was loved dearly by his family and friends.
Born in Alexander on Nov. 7, 1922, he was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Katherine â€śKaffâ€ť Mary Wilhelm; his parents, Walter and Carrie Wilhelm; his sister, Verena Smith Pritchard; and his brother, Harold Wilhelm.
Barbara Jo Horvat, age 71, of Bryant died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her home. She was born on Jan. 21, 1940, in Pueblo, Colo., to her parents, Joseph J. Horvat and Jewel E. Taylor. She was of the Catholic Faith.
A. David Minnis, age 66, of Mabelvale passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011. He was born Feb. 26, 1945, in Chillicothe, Mo. At 37, David moved to Mabelvale. He was an avid golfer who loved listening to and playing country music, clock repair and lots of inside and outside activities. He was a very dedicated Union Man who loved his family and a large host of friends.
Wanda Lynn Williams, age 70, of Alexander, AR died Wednesday, May 11, at Ridgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Benton. She was born February 24, 1941, at Banks, a daughter of the late Perry Williams and Vivian Corinne Oâ€™Neal Williams.
Oral J. Dortch, 85, of Hensley, passed away May 11, 2011.Â He was born on February 20, 1926, in Poyen to the late Marvin and Ellie Mae Dortch.Â Oral worked for Reynolds Mining Company for over 34 years. He was an Army Veteran having served in 1st Signal Troop, 1st Calvery Division.
He was preceded in death by his son, Lloyd Rae Dortch.
Mr. Earl James, age 101, of Benton went to be with his Heavenly Father and family members already there on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. He was born January 28, 1910, in Saline County. He was a lifelong member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Saline County.
Philip Ernest Davis, affectionately known as â€śUncle Phil,â€ťdied on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. He was born Dec. 4 1941, in Bauxite as one of six children. Phil attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.
avenâ€™s open gates of pearl into the wide open arms of his Savior he had served for many years on May 9, 2011.
Greeting him also was his precious wife, Martha; parents, Emory and Maggie Lacy; brothers, Marion and Bill Lacy; sister, Alta Louis Outler.
â€śRandyâ€ť loved his God, his church and family.Â He retired from Alcoa as a machinist. As a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church for 33 years, he served as a deacon and proudly worked with the carpenter crew, a group of retired men that performed maintenance at the church.