Archive - Obituary
July 13th, 2011
Charles â€śCharleyâ€ť Morris Edmonson, 62, of Benton, passed away Monday, July 11. He was born February 1, 1949, in Bauxite.Â Charley retired as a First Sgt. from the U.S. Army, then worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years, until his retirement in February.Â He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church where he served as deacon.Â Charley was preceded in death by his parents, Lofton and Corene Edmonson, and two brothers, Wayne Edward Edmonson and Ronald Morgan Edmonson.
Rev. Fayne W. Wilson Jr., 56, of Benton died Sunday, July 10. He was born July 15, 1954, in Benton. Fayne was preceded in death by his father, Fayne W. Wilson Sr. and his wife, Jean Wilson.
He is survived by his mother, Erna Wilson-Rea, of Benton.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel.
Cremation arrangements are by Ashby Funeral Home.
Services for Opal Cleo Ivy Browning, 96, Bossier City, Louisiana, will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday in the Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ray Raney of First Baptist Bossier officiating.Â Interment will follow in the Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton, La.Â The family will be receiving guests for visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at Hill Crest.Â
Jerry Wayne Stewart, 64, of Benton, passed away Sunday, July 10.Â He was born September 29, 1946, in Poteau, Okla.Â Jerry was an attorney in Benton for 30 years and was an avid horse racing fan.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nadine Stewart, and twin daughters, Jerilyn and Melissa Stewart.
He is survived by his son, Jay Stewart and wife, Magen of Little Rock; brother, Larry Stewart of Ft. Smith; granddaughter, Haylee Stewart of Benton and his former wife, Linda Stewart.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ashby Funeral Home.
Harold â€śLeeâ€ť Wallace, 80, of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord on July 10. He was born April 17, 1931.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years, Margaret Ferguson Wallace; his daughters, Peggy Springer; Carla Carroum and husband, David; son, Tim Wallace; grandchildren, Lauren Renee Springer, Lauren LeeAnn Miller and husband, Jason, Andrew Springer and the late Alex Mathews; nieces and nephews, brother and sister-in-laws, and friends.
Roy Elston Bishop, 83, former mayor of Bryant, passed away Friday, July 8, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.Â Mr. Bishop was born in Arkadelphia April 28, 1928. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Ercel Bishop and Bessie Ruff Bishop, and a brother, James Neal Bishop.Â
Kenneth Lee Stafford, 64, of Benton passed away Wednesday, July 6. He was born Dec. 15, 1946, in Ashdown. Kenneth was a retired Hydrologic Tech for the U.S. Geological Survey, a U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret serving in Vietnam and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mildred Stafford, and daughter, Kimberly Brown.
Donald William Mills Jr., 74, of Ward passed away Monday, July 4, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.Â He was born in Saugus, Mass., Jan. 6, 1937, to the late Donald William Mills Sr. and Sadie (Rich) Mills.Â He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran of 23 years, serving as a security policeman, and also was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.Â
In addition to his parents, Mr. Mills was preceded in death by an infant sister.
Truman E. Ashcraft, 83, of Pine Bluff, died Wednesday, July 6, at his home. He was born May 14, 1928, in Tull the son of Ernest and Delva Tull Ashcraft. Mr. Ashcraft was reared and received his early education in Tull and Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Alma Onice Winkler, 90, of Alexander, passed away July 5. She was born June 14, 1921, in Sheridan, to the late Winfred and Lila Middlebrooks Avery.Â Alma was a member of the Lawson Pentecostal Church in Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Rev. Walter Winkler, brothers, Louis Avery and Grandval Lee Green.