Archive - Obituary
February 17th, 2014
Petra Ann "Pat" Trejo, 45, of Bauxite, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas, died Feb. 11, 2014. She was born June 29, 1968, in Jacksboro, Texas.
She was a homemaker and a member of New Beginnings Church in Bauxite.
She had moved to Bauxite from Sweetwater in 1991,
She married Antonio Trejo on May 7, 1993, in Benton.
Funeral took place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater.
Burial was at Sweetwater Cemetery.
The Rev. Chris Stephens officiated.
Carlos Galindo and Patrick Qualls served as pallbearers.
February 14, 2014, is recognized nationally as the day of love. It is also the day that Reba L. Griffis, 81, of Benton, was promoted and transported to her everlasting heavenly home with Jesus Christ. With her entire family and best friend, Joe Fureigh, at her side, she made her final journey.Â Reba was born at home at the Bauxite Pumps on March 10, 1932, to a warm and loving family who lived there to operate the water pumps for the Alcoa plant located on the other side of Bauxite. Â
She was a lifelong, active member of Social Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
Ronald Tedford â€śBobbyâ€ť Jones, 74, of Benton passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born Oct. 2, 1939 in Camden to the late Ernest Bengree and Carmen Marie McCullough Jones.
Â Mr. Jones was a computer analyst for the state of Arkansas and Alcoa Metals and taught math at Benton High School.Â He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the NRA.Â
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a decorated sharpshooter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Edward Jones.
Mrs. Lois â€śMaâ€ť Zuber Pelton, 98, of the Salem Community in Benton, died Feb.
Gary Wayne Howard, 53, of Alexander, went to be with his Lord on Feb. 12, 2014.Â Gary was a wonderful husband, son, brother, friend and colleague who always made you smile and feel welcome.Â
He is preceded in death by his mother, Louise Howard.Â
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Lisa, who loved and will miss him dearly.Â He is also survived by his father, Harvey Sr.; three brothers, Harvey Jr., David (Lea), Ted (Robert) and two sisters, Audrey and Debbie (Ricky).Â
A celebration of his life will be 3 p.m., Monday, Feb 17, at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton.
Kathleen Kay Hensley, 58, of Benton, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Kathy was born on March 19, 1955 in Benton, the daughter of Leo Travis and Doris Nadine (Wilson) Hensley. Kathy began her education at Rural Dale School in Lonsdale, attended Bauxite High School, studied at the St. Vincent Infirmary School of Practical Nursing in Little Rock and graduated with her Licensed Practical Nursing degree on March 2, 1978. Kathy had a kind and gentle soul and enjoyed working with patients in the home health care field.
Gene H. Fahey, 70, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8.Â He was born Feb. 24, 1943 in Little Rock, to the late Gene George and Doris Martin Fahey.
He is survived by a son, Duke Fahey and wife, Shannon of El Dorado, Kan,; sister, Karen Fahey of Dallas, Texas, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Forest Hills Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home. Bro. Kim Hammer will be officiating.
On line guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Elva Arline Cooper Collatt, 101, of Haskell passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
Arline was Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Churchâ€™s oldest member.Â Born Oct. 4, 1912, she was the firstborn of seven children of Dock Washington Cooper and Adelia Delena Phillips Cooper.
After raising a family and being a housewife for many years, Arline worked in retail clothing sales in Benton until retirement. Across the years she created many beautiful quilt tops and finished quilts of various patterns.
A wonderful husband, dad, and papa, Harold Manuel (Manny) Jeffcoat Sr., 64 of Benton went to be with the Lord on Feb. 9, 2014. He was born in Benton on July 2, 1949. Known for his generous heart, Manuel's kind spirit touched the lives of many and he was considered a friend to all. He had a great personality and was fun-loving. He had a loud hearty laugh that was sure to lift your spirits. He was very loving and giving and was always willing to help someone out. Nothing was more important to him than his family, especially his grandchildren.
William (Frank) Fisher passed away Sunday, Feb. 09, 2014, in his home in Milton, Florida surrounded by family. Frank was a native of Little Rock, and moved to Milton, Florida in 1961. Frank served his country in, and retired from, the United States Navy. Following his service to his country, Frank was active in his community, serving others in some capacity.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents Lee William and Dixie Eunice Fisher, and his wife Betty Darlene Fisher.