Archive - Obituary
March 28th, 2014
Janice Jane Thompson, 58, of Benton went to be with her Lord on March 26, 2014.Â She was born May 11, 1955, in Tulsa, Okla., to the late Robert Ervin and Pearl Christine Ausburn Westbrook.
Janice was a member of the Temple Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Glenn Curtis Thompson; a son, Glenn Allen Thompson; a brother, Robert Chris Westbrook of Washington; a sister, Brenda Kay Westbrook of Texas; and a twin sister, Janet Jean Boozer of Bigelow.
Quincy Matthew â€śMattâ€ť Long, 34 years, 10 months, and 17 days, of Benton, was born May 1, 1979, in Benton.
He entered into eternal rest on March 18, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Matt attended school in Bauxite. His favorite hobbies were spending time with his wife, kids, family and friends. He also loved camping, riding his motorcycle and tattooing.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elroy and Freda Long and Marshall and Inez Isenhower; and also an aunt, Carolyn Long.
Our beloved mother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend, Vickie Lynn Land, age 61, of Benton, went home to her heavenly father this past Sunday, after a long progressive illness following Guillain-Barre syndrome and sarcoidosis.
She was saved, had made peace with the Lord and was eager to be united once more in eternal life with her father, Faber Thomas, and brother, Dickie Thomas. Vickie was a hard-working single mother who dedicated her life to providing for her children
Carl W. Scott, 87, of Benton passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014.Â
He was born Sept. 27, 1926 in Prescott, to the late George and Georgia Floyd Scott.Â
Mr. Scott was an Army veteran of World War II, a retired truck driver and a member of Congo Road Baptist Church.Â He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and leaves behind many memories for his family to cherish. He loved the Lord and served him for many years.
Mr. Scott was an avid hunter and a fisherman and loved all things outdoors.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.
Joe Wayne Cain, 91, of Benton died Sunday, March 23, 2014.
He was born May 6, 1922, in Centerville to the late Mac Monroe Cain and Cora Bryson Cain.
Mr. Cain served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945 during World War II. He later worked for the Pulaski County School District as a painter and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cain was preceded in death by his first wife, Amelia Roth Cain, and his second wife, Lucille Cain; two daughters, Donnie Porter and Linda Cain; and nine siblings.
Charles Lewis Keim, 59, of Benton passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. He was born Jan. 25, 1955, in Benton to Dutch and Mary Ethyl Keim.
He loved to hunt, camp, and fish when he got the opportunity. He was dedicated to his work at WLS Sawmill in Benton, where he worked for 30 years.
He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Janice.
Melver Evelyn Collins Hardin, 96, of Benton died Sunday, March 23.Â She was born Jan. 14, 1918, in Monticello to the late Sam and Mary Elisabeth (Burrough) Collins and worked for the Bryant School District. She attended Benton First Assembly of God. Â
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Beb Hardin; her son, Jimmy Hardin; a granddaughter, Brandy Hardin; two brothers and five sisters.
Peter Paul Karczmarczyk III passed away March 23, 2014, in Little Rock.
He was born June 27, 1963, in Fort Madison, Iowa.
Pete lived a full life working in construction, farming and truck driving. He loved to fish and hunt. He was stricken down early in his life with a painful disability.
Doris W. â€śBudâ€ť Adams, age 90, of Benton passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014.Â
He was born May 22, 1923, in Bauxite.
Mr. Adams retired from the Army, having served in World War II, Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict.Â
He was a welder and a member of Benton Foursquare Church.Â
Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his parents, William and Viola Adams; his wife, Sadie Pauline Adams; and a brother, Billie Adams.
Jimmy Richard Smith, 83, of Benton passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014.Â
He was the son of Richard and Floy Smith, who preceded him in death. He was also predeceased by an infant sister, Louise; and his brother-in-law, H. A. Steele.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bertha Mae Dobbs Smith; a daughter, Deborah of Benton; two sisters, Patsy Smith Steele and Pam Smith Newcomb (Gary) of Benton; two brothers, Ronnie Mac Smith (Brenda) of Benton and Robert â€śBobâ€ť Smith (Sue) of Pine Bluff; and several nephews, nieces and close friends.