Archive - Obituary
February 6th, 2014
Katie Ann Hughes, 82, of Benton passed away on Feb. 4, 2014. She was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Star City to the late Palmer A. McFalls and Maude Eleanor Buck McFalls.
Katie was a charter member of Parkview United Methodist Church. She was named United Methodist Women's Woman of the Year and Parkview UMC Mother of the Year in 2008.
Katie was a member of the Arkansas State Womenâ€™s Bowling Association and served as a WIBC board member. She was honored as Arkansas Senior Women State Bowling Champion.
Katie is preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Robert C. Hughes, Sr.
Louise H. Rhodes, 103, of Benton passed away Feb. 4, 2014.
She was born April 1, 1910, to the late Dave and Eva Collatt. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church.
She taught at Bennett School, provided books for the Gann Memorial Library, was a guard at Reynolds Metals Co. during World War II and worked for the Red Cross for 41 years.
Louise was known as the â€śRed Cross Lady.â€ť
She loved to read until losing her eyesight. Louise loved talking to people and telling stories to a captivated audience.
Leonard Earl Cathcart, 87, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.Â He was born November 15, 1926 in Lonsdale, to the late Robert and Claudia Cathcart.Â Mr. Cathcart was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Ten Mile Baptist Church.Â He retired in 1986 after 35 years from Texas Eastern Pipeline as a transportation supervisor.Â Mr. Cathcart enjoyed his family, friends, gardening, fishing and hunting.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Opal Lucille McCormick, 64, of Lonsdale, passed away Monday, Feb.
Edythe Guess Bell, of Des Arc, Ark and most recently of Benton, went to be with the Lord on her 95th birthday Feb. 3, 2014. Edythe was born on Feb. 3, 1919 in Des Arc to Tura Lucene Owen Guess and George Washington Guess. Edythe was known by many names; Mom, Sister, Deedie and Friend. These names exemplified who she was, her unselfish love for her children and how she gave of her time to help family and friends. She painted, gardened and made furniture for her family and special friends. But most of all she loved cooking for her family and treasured the time she spent with them.
Dorothy Blanch Childress, 91, of Bauxite, passed away Feb. 3, 2014.Â She was born April 11, 1922 in Bauxite, to the late Sherman and Rose Thomas Reid.Â She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, one sister and husband, Albert Childress.
Lawrence Jerome Hobby, 75, of Mabelvale passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.Â
He was born May 25, 1938, in Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Hobby retired from the Navy, having served during the Vietnam War, and later retired from IBM.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelmer and Zella Hobby; his wife, Antoinette Hobby; a twin brother, Gary Hobby; and a sister, Hazel Martin and husband Emory L. Martin Sr.
He is survived by two brothers, Alfred L. Hobby and wife Catherine and Phillip N. Hobby and wife Dana; a sister, Eva Jean Gehring; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Opal Rhodes of Benton passed away Feb. 2, 2014. She was born July 30, 1907, in Antoine, to the late Rufus Patrick Malone and Dona Ward Malone.
She enjoyed fishing and golf. She started the Longhills Ladies Golf Association in 1956.
Her most enjoyable activity was china painting. She started painting in 1960 and continued for 30 years. Her daughter and grandchildren cherish the many pieces of china they have received from her through the years.
Opal was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Rhodes; five sisters; and one brother.
Josephine â€śJoâ€ť Greer, 85, of Benton passed away on Feb. 1, 2014.
She was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Flint, Mich., to Joe and Alee Farmer.
Jo was a homemaker and a member of Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ida Mae Lee; a brother, Joe C. Farmer; a son-in-law, Edward Rundel; and a great-grandson, Jackson Stapleton.
John Alexander 'Jack' Davis III, age 81, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 30, 1932, in Little Rock to Eva Norman Davis and John Alexander Davis Jr. He was one of eight children growing up on the Davis Dairy Farm in Saline County.
He graduated from Bryant High School, where he served as student body president in the 11th and 12th grades. He helped start the first Bryant Hornet football team in 1949. Jack would still meet the â€ś49ersâ€ť for coffee to this day.