Archive - Obituary
April 30th, 2013
Ethel Lee Langley, age 80, of Little Rock passed away on April 24, 2013, in Little Rock.
She was born Feb. 11, 1933, in Taylor, Ark.
Ethel was owner of Ethelâ€™s Snow Cone House in Benton and later in Little Rock and was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Allie Emerson Kelly; and her husband, William L. Langley.
Survivors include a son, Russell Jones of Little Rock; two daughters, Lavada Jo Burks of Fort Smith and Twella E. Adams of Oklahoma; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Charles Thomas "Tommy" Steuart of Benton, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2013. He was born Jan. 13, 1946, in Hot Springs to Luther and Christine Steuart.
Charles graduated from Hot Springs High School with the Class of 1963. He was the owner of CTS Rocks and Minerals in Hot Springs.
After serving with the Air Force in Vietnam, he graduated from Arkansas Tech, where he earned a degree in geology. He was employed as a geologist until his retirement in 2011.
Swifton Tole, age 80, of Pangburn passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Swifton was born in McJester (Cleburne County) on Oct. 27, 1932, to Avalee Henderson and Edmond Swifton Tole. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Henderson and Eddy Tole.
Charles A. Garrett, 85, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away April 18, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospice surrounded by wife and sons.
Charlie was born March 29, 1928 to the late Arthur and Sylvia Garrett in the southwest Arkansas community known as Weaver.Â He was the second of four siblings including the late George Garrett and the surviving Marion Huegin of Placentia, California and Glenda Westmoreland of Prescott, Arkansas.
Martha Rose Bauer, 85, of Benton, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013.Â She was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Kirby, Ark., to the late Ed and Ada Watson Walston.Â Martha was a member of Northside Church of Christ and a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma.Â She was a teacher for more than 25 years.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Frank Bauer.
Survivors include a daughter, Angela Bauer of Benton; and a sister, Edna Walston of Benton.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Ashby Funeral Home with Joel Lewis officiating.Â
Phyliss Jean Northcutt, age 78, of Benton, passed away peacefully at Alcoa Pines in Benton on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on May 6, 1934, to the late Clarence and Ruby Okey.
She was retired from the Little Rock School District and was of the Baptist faith.
After retirement she worked at Caseyâ€™s BBQ in Little Rock.Â She loved working in her flower beds, catching a good bargain at yard sales and thrift stores, and entertaining friends and loved ones during the holidays.Â She especially loved her grandkids.
Barbara A. Crealese, 71, of Haskell passed away Monday, April 15, 2013.Â She was born May 7, 1942, in Little Rock to the late Guy and Georgana â€śJanâ€ť Myers.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Crealese of Haskell; a daughter, Carla Leroux and husband Richard of Haskell; two grandchildren, Chad and Chelsey Cutting of Massachusetts; and three brothers, Larry Myers of Texas, Hal Fraim of Benton and Steve Fraim of Haskell.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Nelson Lee McClure, 89, of Benton, left this life on Tuesday, April 16. He was an active-duty Marine during World War II and present when the American flag was raised at Iwo Jima.
McClure was a member of First Assembly of God and employed by Reynolds for 31 years.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Isabella McClure of Newark; three brothers, Buddy, V.G. and Johnny McClure; and sisters, Edna Smith, Floy Garner, Sara Magness and Roberta Morrison.
Sammye Mills Martinez, 72, of Benton, a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, after a well-fought battle with a lengthy illness.Â
She was born Dec. 18, 1940, in Benton to the late Eugene Van Mills and Omega Allen Mills.
Mrs. Marie Gregory Haddox joined her Lord and Savior on April 14 following a brief illness. Mrs. Haddox was the daughter of the late G.W. Gregory and the late Carrie Myers Gregory. She was 95 years of age at the time of her death.