Archive - Obituary
September 24th, 2013
Jimmy Doyle Hobby Sr., 77, of Benton passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. He was born Dec. 29, 1935, in Saline County. Jimmy was a retired mechanic, a member of Sardis United Methodist Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlie and Lethel Dorsey Hobby; his wife, Melba; and a daughter, Vicki Abbott.
He is survived by two sons, Jimmy Doyle Hobby Jr. of Benton and David Hobby of Benton; two daughters, Wanda Jones of Benton and Debra King of Jacksonville; a brother, Donald Hobby of Benton; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Patricia Bass Nance, 76, of Benton passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House.Â She was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Bauxite to Cyrus Lee Bass Jr. and Minnie Davis Bass.
Mrs. Nance was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Saline County Historical and Heritage Society.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willard Dean Nance; and a grandson, Kyle Alan Nance.
William â€śBillâ€ť R. Ward, 73, of Benton passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
He was born Aug. 17, 1940, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late Waldron and Susie Ward.
He was a manufacturing representative for John Stacks Agency for many years and then became owner of Surplus Sales in Benton.Â He was a Vietnam Air Force veteran and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley Ward; a son, William Bryan Ward; two daughters, Karen S. Witham and Joyce West; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.