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March 24th, 2014

David E. Earl

March 24, 2014

David E. Earl passed away March 20, 2014.
He was born Feb. 6, 1921, in New Milford, Conn., to Ivan H. and Grace (Shrack) Earl and was one of 14 children.
David made his home in Galliano, La., prior to moving to Benton in 2008. He served in the Navy and was a retired auto mechanic.
David was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Bounds Earl; his son, John Earl; and sons-in-law Tom Roberson and Barney Sikes, as well as his brothers Ivan, Clifford, Doug, Lester, Nellis, Chester and Kenneth.
He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Sikes of Benton and Judy Roberson of Larose, La.

Iva M. Stricklin

March 24, 2014

Iva M. Stricklin, 83, of Benton, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014.  She was born May 8, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Mrs. Stricklin was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Willis King and Mary Maude King; and her husband, Billy J. Stricklin.
She is survived by her son, Martin Jeffers; a daughter, Rebecca Stricklin; and a sister, Shirley Johnson.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Noel M. Shelton

March 24, 2014

Noel M. Shelton, 77, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  He was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Benton. 
Mr. Shelton was a member of Wright's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired clerk. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Inez Shelton.
He is survived by his wife, Arnell Shelton of Benton.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, at New Rosemont Cemetery with Brother Curtis Bryant officiating. 
Visitation is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

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