Archive - Obituary
April 12th, 2013
Charles â€śLeonâ€ť Morehead, 82, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was born March 1, 1931 in Sheridan, to the late Charles Earl Morehead and Doris Kelly Morehead.
He was a caring provider who loved golf, sports and fishing. He was retired from Entergy with 40 years of service and the Arkansas Army National Guard with 20 years of service. He was a member of Southwest Lions Club and a faithful member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church for 43 years, where he served as a greeter and nursery worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Del Head, of Sheridan was born July 1, 1970, in Downy, Calif. He is the son of Curtis Roger Head and Donna Kay Elder Marshall. He was a sheetrock worker, calling himself the â€śsheetrock man." He loved to fish, make people laugh, spend time with his family, and watch Cops. Del died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff at the age of 42.
He was preceded in death by his cousins, Greg Elder and Perry Samuelson.
William Doyle Atchison, 97, of Owensboro, Ky.., died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care in Owensboro.Â He was born Oct. 15, 1915, in Arkansas to the late Thomas and Lola Atchison.Â He retired after 25 years of employment with Thompson Homes and was a member of Richland Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Ulmer Atchison; a brother, Lester Atchison; sisters, Vida Westbrook, Ethel Mitchell, Maurine Mills and Bessie Lee Burnett, all of Benton; and a son-in-law, Larry Trogden.
Jennie Burrow, 31, of Benton passed away Monday, April 8, 2013.Â Jennie was the daughter of Don and Darlene Burrow and the late Eva Coleman.Â Jennie was born on July 21, 1981, in Benton.Â When Jennie was quite young, she was a girl scout and loved scouting. Jennie attended Bryant High School and later graduated from the Eastern College of Vocational Health.Â She aspired to be a nurse, but in 2007 she decided to join the U.S.
Sharon Jeanette Simmons, 66, of Bauxite died Thursday, April 4, 2013. Sharon was born Jan. 6, 1947, to Lewis Edward and Norma Rebecca (Buffington) Grant.
She was preceded in death by mother Norma Grant, sister Betty Joan Tittle and son Schmitz Simmons.
She is survived by father Lewis Grant; children Angela Sibole and Brad Simmons and wife Deana; brother Lewis Ray Grant and wife Sherry; and grandchildren Eric Sibole II, Cody Sibole, Dylan Sibole, Meaghan Harder, Katie Simmons, Justin Long, Mitchell Holt and Lydia Simmons.
Capt. Everett Eugene Donham
Arkansas State Police Capt. Everett Eugene Donham of Hensley died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Southern Trace Nursing Home in Bryant at the age of 82.
He was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Little Rock, the son of the late William Everett and Gertie Mae Palmer Donham. He was a member of Marlow Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan, a member of Iron Springs Masonic Lodge and a member of Arkansas State Police Association.
Martha Jean â€śFritzâ€ť Carter Talley, 86, of Dardanelle died Sunday, April 7, 2013. She was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Little Rock to the late Dr. John L. Carter and Lena Loretta Masters Carter.
She graduated Little Rock Senior High School (now Central) in 1944, then attended Little Rock Junior College from 1944 o 1946, and graduated from Ouachita Baptist College (now University) in 1948. She was a teacher for Mabelvale and Pine Bluff Schools, Draughonâ€™s School of Business, and Lionâ€™s World Services for the Blind.
Billie Sue Hunt, 76, of Benton passed away April 8, 2013.Â She was born Oct. 3, 1936, in Woodville, Calif.. to the late Virgil and Edna Chastain Taylor.Â Billie was of the Baptist faith.Â She was a singer and songwriter and the family will cherish her many songs that she recorded for them.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John Michael Hunt; a granddaughter, Bobbie L. Hunt; two brothers, Rogie Taylor and John â€śGubâ€ť Taylor; and a sister, Kathy Blake.
Vanessa Ruth Pirl, 58, passed away April 2, 2013.Â Vanessa was born Dec. 20, 1954, in Little Rock. Vanessa loved spending time with her grandchildren.Â A few of their favorite times were spent rock hunting and going out for ice cream.Â She loved to party and go to the arcades.
Vanessa was preceded in death by her parents, John Whitlock Pirl and Vera Wilbanks; and her sister-in-law, Jeanie Holiman.
Betty Joye Woodard, 83, of Benton, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at home.Â Betty was born April 21, 1929, in Banks, a daughter of the late Robert C. and Addie E. McLeod of Banks.Â
She was a graduate of the Banks School System.Â Betty was a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church and was retired from Smith-Caldwell Drug Store.Â
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harold Lee Woodard Sr.; and her older sister, Frances Lorine McLeod Rigsby.