Archive - Obituary
January 3rd, 2013
C. W. â€śBillâ€ť Golenor of Benton went to be with our Lord on Dec. 31, 2012. He was born on April 14, 1927, in Malvern, to the late Ernest and Lucille Golenor.Â Mr. Golenor served in the Naval Air Corps in World War II.Â He ran away from home to ride the ponies at Oaklawn at age 15. When World War II broke out, he wanted to serve his country and lied about his age and went in the Navy a year earlier than was legal.Â He ended up as a waist gunner on a B-17 bomber serving in the Pacific.
Lethel Frank Slatton, 86, of Hot Springs, formerly of Benton, died Dec. 31, 2012. He was born in Murfreesboro on Nov. 7, 1926, to Benjamin Frank and Lesta Lala Slatton.
Frank was an educator who spent 35 years in Arkansas schools. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Hot Springs and a member of Doug and Patsy Ervinâ€™s Sunday School Class.
Billy Keith Butts, 62, of Bauxite passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born Dec. 5, 1950, in Hanna City, Ill., to the late James Butts and Marylin (Miller) Butts.
Bill was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended New Song Community Church in Benton.Â
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Butts.
Dovie Jewell Davis of Little Rock passed away Jan. 1, on what would have been her 75th wedding anniversary. She was born Nov. 15, 1914 in Saline County. She was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. Dovie was a gardener and truly loved flowers. She belonged to the Elmhurst Garden Club of Little Rock for 37 years. Recently she enjoyed her friends and activities at Andover Place.
Olin O. (Fritz) Hester, 89, of Alexander, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 23. He was born Aug. 28,1923, in Benton.Â Mr. Hester was a U.S. Army veteran, a mechanic and a 74-year member of Springhill Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Josie B. Hester; wife Bertha (Midge) Hester; and a son, Ronald Gene Hester.
Larry Eugene Oswalt, 64, of Hot Springs passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, with his loving wife Felicia and family by his side. Born Oct. 30, 1948, to the late W.E. â€śTinyâ€ť and Betty Oswalt in Forrest City, Larry was the older of two sons. He received his education in the Forrest City School District and was known as an especially talented and gifted athlete. Upon the completion of high school, Larry received a full baseball scholarship to the University of Mississippi ("Ole
Derick Guise Warrick, 52, left us for a better place Dec. 22.Â He was born May 18, 1960 in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Drew and Elizabeth Warrick. He had been employed for 25 years as an engineer at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
He was preceded in death by his father, Drew Warrick.
He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Warrick; sister Dalinda Greenman and husband Frank; a niece, Haven Cody; a nephew, Canyon Cody; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as a host of friends.
December 31st, 2012
Reverend Thomas "Tommy" Hanley, 66, Malvern passed away on December 29, 2012. Tommy ministered in Arkansas and Louisiana. Tommy also worked at the Albert Pike Wal-Mart in Hot Springs in the electronics department for over 16 years.
He is survived by his wife: Janelle Hanley, son: Robert Hanley and wife, Robin all of Malvern, brother: Roy Hanley and wife, Billie Joe of White Hall, and sisters Retha Weems and husband, James of Haskell and Tamara Cantrell and husband, Morris of Malvern, two grandchildren Ryan Hanley and Paige Sullivan.
Billy Bob Sullivan, 80, of Little Rock, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012.Â
He was born June 26, 1932 in Bauxite, Ark.Â
Billy was a member of Mars Hill Missionary Baptist Church.Â He was the longtime owner of Billâ€™s Station in Sweet Home.Â Billy was known nationwide as an Antique Cadillac Restoration Expert.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louie and Lillie Sullivan; son, Randy Sullivan; grandson, Terry Lynn Schrum; two brothers, Raymond and Bonnie Sullivan; and two sisters, Dorothy Burks and Delcie Phillips.
Imogene Aileen Scarbrough, 94, passed away on December 29, 2012.Â
She was born in Haskell, Ark. on December 28, 1918 to Grover C. and Clara (Allen) Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gilbert Augustus â€śDocâ€ť Scarbrough; all of her siblings:Â Marie Westbrook, Otis Mitchell, Polly Breitweiser and Norene Moore; son-in-law, Carroll Lewallen;Â grand son-in-law, Jon Richard Ewing; and a great granddaughter, Erica Bloom.