Archive - Obituary
January 7th, 2014
Stephen Ralph Donnor, 60, of Benton, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, following complications from liver cancer at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock.
He was born March 8, 1953, in Little Rock, to the late Ralph Donnor and Margaret Campbell Donnor of Benton.
Steve was the first of two sons. After graduating from Bauxite High School in 1971, Steve spent a year at the University of Arkansas before joining Alcoa. He retired out of the Alcoa Lab after 33 years.
John Wesley Brown, known as Wesley, 92, of Bryant, died on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
He was born April 8, 1921, to the late John and Burlie Crow Brown.Â
Wesley was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II and later graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas).Â He did post-graduate work at the University of Arkansas.
Wesley was a teacher and coach at Fuller High School for five years before accepting a position in personnel at Reynolds Metals Co., where he worked more than 30 years until his retirement.
Anita Kathryn Demere, 63, of Benton passed away Jan. 4, 2014. She was born Sept. 15, 1950 in Little Rock to the late Harold and Mildred Hatfield Sirman. Anita was retired from the Arkansas Health Center in Benton and was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Greg Demere of Benton; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. at Gravel Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Paron.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Doris Cassie Sigler, 89, of Benton, passed away Jan. 3, 2014.Â She was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Ward to the late Stanley B. and Willie E. (Rasbury) Wright.
She was a longtime clothing buyer for several retail organizations, the latest being Gingles in Benton.Â She was a faithful member of Parkview United Methodist Church and involved in United Methodist Womenâ€™s organizations
Preceding her in death besides her parents was her husband, James A. Sigler; a sister, Dorothy Hall; and a brother-in-law, the Rev. Charles Holcomb.