Archive - Obituary
September 26th, 2012
James William Watts, 75, of Benton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20.Â He was born Aug. 27, 1937 in Benton.
Mr. Watts was retired from Alcoa, served in the National Guard and was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Lennis Watts; his first wife, Joetta Henderson Watts; a daughter, Carol Lynn; a grandson, Nicholas Hyde; and a sister, Doris Keesee.
Nanette Webb, 59, of Benton, was granted her wings on Wednesday, Sept. 19.Â Her final days were surrounded by family and friends.
She was born Jan. 24, 1953, in Little Rock.
Nanette had touched many people throughout her life.Â She was the leader of the Magic Clover 4 Leaf Club and was the 4-H program assistant of Saline County.
Nanette loved working with children through 4-H.Â She had seen children grow up from little people to adults and loved every one of them as her own. Nanette especially loved her grandchildren.
She attended Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.Â
Anita Joan Moseley, 76, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18.Â She was born Jan. 29, 1936, in Benton to the late Houston Parker and Letha (Collins) Parker.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.Â She was a member of the 1953 graduating class of Benton High School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles â€śTinkâ€ť Moseley; one sister, Ailene Riddling; and one brother, David Owen Parker.Â Â
Dewell Harold Clay, 85, of Traskwood, passed away Sept. 18.Â He was born Jan. 17, 1927, in Benton to the late Dave and Maude Sims Clay.
Dewell was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Violet Clay; a daughter, Joan May Clay; two brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by his son, Earl Doug Clay Sr. of Omaha, Texas; a daughter, Bonnie Rouse of Traskwood; his twin brother, Ewell Clay of Benton; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Bauxite.
Joan Barnes Krueger, 86, died of kidney failure Monday, Sept. 17, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.Â She was born Aug. 30, 1926, in Camden, the daughter of Junie Frost Barnes and Myrtle Josephine (Lee) Barnes.
Shirley May McGinley Evans, 82, of Nashville, formerly of Benton and Bryant, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, at a Nashville nursing home.
She was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Little Rock, to Connell and Lillie Tull McGinley.
She was a graduate of Bryant High School and a longtime bookkeeper at White Furniture in Benton. She was a faithful member of both Benton and Bryant First United Methodist churches.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond E. Evans; a son-in-law, Rick Castleberry' and a brother, Harold McGinley.
James Dale Wooten Jr. â€śWiegeâ€ť, 59, of Mabelvale, passed away at his home on September 13.Â He was born on October 22, 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Wiege served in the US Army and was a member of the 82nd Air Borne. Wiege worked at many trades throughout his life.Â His most cherished moments were time spent fishing, hunting, and listening to sports on the radio.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ann McDaniel; his brother Terry Mike Wooten and his sister Patricia Lynn Perry.
Jack Dalton Wilder, Jr., 76, went to be with his Lord and Savior September 14. He passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side. He was born August 28, 1936. He was a member of The Church at Rock Creek. He was retired from Lucent Technologies and Arkansas State Highway Department. He enjoyed playing golf, watching football, bowling, and joking around with family and friends. The family would like to thank the VA Home-Based Medical Team and Arkansas Hospice.
He was preceded in death by his first wife JoAnn Carter Wilder and his parents Jack and Alice Wilder.
J. Marie Bumgardner, 88, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13.Â She was born Nov. 10, 1923, in England, to the late Charlie J. and Minnie Mae Miller. She was a homemaker, an excellent cook and a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William Z. "Bill" Bumgardner; three brothers, Charlie, Claude and Calvin Miller' and three sisters, Rita Woods, Eula Clark, and Pat Chaney.
Infant Anthony Zane Griffin infant son of Kristina Danielle â€śKrissyâ€ť Waldrep and Cecil DeWayne â€śC.J.â€ť Griffin, Jr. of Benton, passed away September 13 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
He is survived by his parents, maternal grandparents, Charles Dewayne Waldrep of Beaumont, Texas and Ernie and Tina Coppock of the Shaw Community; paternal grandparents, , Jo Ann Griffin of Benton and the late Cecil Griffin, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.