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July 23rd, 2013

Zackery 'Zack' Brandon Massey

July 23, 2013

Zackery “Zack” Brandon Massey, 25, of Benton, passed away July 17, 2013.  He was born March 31, 1988, in Little Rock to Dean and Connie Massey. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie Massey; his paternal grandmother, Betty Massey; and his maternal grandfather, Ernest Polster.
Zack is survived by his father, Dean Massey; his grandfather, Bill Massey; his girlfriend, Heather; his adoptive mother, Carol Welch Massey; his half-sister, Charli Atkins; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Ashby Funeral Home.

Rosemond Janice Lovell

July 23, 2013

Rosemond Janice Lovell, 81, of Conway died peacefully in her home as she held her daughter's hand on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
Affectionately known as "Mammer," she was born May 22, 1932 in East End and weighed only 2 pounds. She had to wear doll clothing and men's handkerchiefs as diapers. She spent her formative years with her grandmother in Malvern and graduated from Central High School in Little Rock in 1951 after  numerous family moves around the United States.

July 18th

Pamla Annette Sullivan Beaty

July 18, 2013

Pamla Annette Sullivan Beaty of Benton was born in Little Rock, on July 16, 1955, to a loving family, and died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, of health complications. She was 58 years old.
Pam was a longtime employee of Arkansas Waffle House and a lover of the outdoors. Her favorite hobbies were working in the yard and playing with her grandbabies.
She enjoyed being with people, adults and children. She always had time to offer a friendly ear. She had a heart of kindness and a soul of gold. She will be lovingly remembered by each and every life she touched.

Kernie M. Bowers

July 18, 2013

Kernie M. Bowers, 86, of Benton died July 15, 2013, while visiting her daughter and son-in-law in Illinois.
She was born March 25, 1927, in Poyen. Kernie was a beautician for more than 50 years and was a faithful Jehovah’s Witness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert H. and Martha Byrd Wilbanks; her husband of 43 years, James L. Bowers; two sisters, Stella Sorrells and Helen Taylor; a brother Dois Wilbanks and her sister-in-law, Bonnie Wilbanks.

Xuryvan Turbyfill

July 18, 2013

Xuryvan Turbyfill, 90, of Benton passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
He was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Reform to Tom and Nancy Turbyfill.  Xuryvan was a member of Salem Church of Christ and enjoyed woodworking, having worked for Jones Lumber Co. for more than 40 years. 
He was preceded in death by his loving and faithful wife of 61 years, Billie Jean Claris Wallis Turbyfill; a son, Calvin Turbyfill; two brothers, Cledus and Tommy Turbyfill; and his parents, Tom and Nancy Turbyfill.

Karen Sims

July 18, 2013

Karen Sims, 64, passed away July 13, 2013.
Karen was born Dec. 9, 1948 in Cool Ridge, W. Va.
Karen loved her grandkids. Highlights of her time with the grandchildren included baking together, reading to Chase and attending baseball games where she was always cheering for Austin. Karen loved the Lord and spending time reading her Bible.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents. George and Gladys Anderson; and one brother, Timmy Anderson.

Homer Lee Bradshaw

July 18, 2013

Homer Lee Bradshaw, 86 of Benton, died Monday, July 15, 2013.
Homer was born Sept. 8, 1926, in Center, Texas. to the late Adam and Callie (Renfrow) Bradshaw.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters/
Mr. Bradshaw was a member of Highway Church of Christ in Benton. He was retired from Alcoa. He was most well-known for his fresh produce stand, and he enjoyed deer hunting and fishing.

Gina Denise Watkins

July 18, 2013

Gina Denise Watkins, 47, of Bauxite passed away July 15, 2013.  She was born Sept. 15, 1965, to Jimmy D. and Dorothy Lewis Henry.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Weldon Craig Smart.                             .
She is survived by her husband, Roy Watkins; her daughters, Alexis Smart and Haley Rider; a granddaughter, Aadison Robertson; a brother, Darrell Henry; and two sisters, Diana Patterson and Stacy Henry.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the funeral home.

July 16th

Doris Dean Harper

July 16, 2013

Doris Dean Harper, 87, of Benton passed away Monday, July 15, 2013. She was born July 12, 1926 in Saline County. Doris was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Onie Raper, husband, Warren Harper, four brothers and one sister.
She is survived by son and daughter-in law, David Presley Harper and wife Roseanne of Benton; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Melton and husband Greg of Benton; brother, J. T. Raper, Benton; grandchildren, Erica Harper, Corey Melton, and Zachary Melton.

EmilyRose Elizabeth Lyons

July 16, 2013

On July 4, 2013, EmilyRose Elizabeth Lyons (Emily or Emmie) of Benton was called to heaven at the all too young age of 6 years old.

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