Archive - Obituary
March 29th, 2013
Don Harold Richey, 89, of Benton passed away March 27, 2013.Â He was born May 30, 1923, in Benton to the late Charlie and Nettie Richey.
Don worked for Reynolds Metal Corp. and was an avid fox hunter.
Don was past president of the South Arkansas Fox Hunters Association. He owned and bred a dog that has won every major championship in the United States. His dogs have won the International Championship, the All-American Open and the Texas Open.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Wilma Richey.
He is survived by his daughters, Janis Boersma and Donna Corballis and husband Tim.
Roy R. "Mutt" Strange, 93, of Bauxite passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospital. He was born to Robert â€śBobâ€ť Strange and Carrie Johnson Strange on Feb. 7, 1920.
Roy retired from Alcoa after 23 years of employment . He was a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Steva Lee Bullard Strange; a grandson, Greg A. Caple; a granddaughter, Cheryl R. Hawkins; a brother and two sisters.
Cathy D. Watts, 60, of Benton passed away March 27, 2013. She was born July 13, 1952, in Dumas.
She was a longtime member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Cathy was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an inspiration to many and will be deeply missed by all.
Cathy graduated from Benton High School in 1970 and was an LPN working for Dr. John Wright in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jim B.Â Mabry.
Rev. A.M. Block, 81, of the Sardis Community, passed away on March 27, 2013.Â Brother Block was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Clovis, N.M.Â
He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Couch on Dec. 19, 1951, after a courtship that began with a fishing trip.Â Along with his wife, he raised two sons, Kenny and Michael and one princess, LaNita, by modeling hard work and sharing great wisdom. He then became the proud and generous grandfather of three grandsons who now possess his gracious and giving spirit.
Noland Eli Abbott,, 81, of Benton, passed away on March 25, 2013 in Benton. He was born in Hunt County, Texas on August 25, 1931 to Clem B. and Celia E. Abbott.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother, Roland Abbott; sisters, Ruth Woodard and Doris June Abbott.
Noland is survived by his sons, David Abbott and Steve Abbott; brothers Charles Abbott and wife Esther and Dale Abbott and wife Karen; sister, Gale Baker and husband Kara; and four grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Shady Grove Cemetery, Greenville, Texas.
Donald Hope Garner, 95, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.Â He was born September 14, 1917 in Fordyce, to the late William Ed and Lulu Tolson Garner.Â Mr.
Charles â€śRonnieâ€ť Tucker, 66, of Benton died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.Â He was born June 20, 1946 in Manning.Â He was a retired customer service manager for the city of North Little Rock, an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of First Baptist Church of Bryant.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Winnie Chandler Tucker; and one brother, Wendell Tucker.Â
Timothy Austin Davis, 53, of Bauxite went to be with his Lord on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
He was born Sept. 27, 1959, in Malvern to L.A. and Louise Davis.
Tim Davis will be remembered as a beloved Papa, husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was loved by many people, touched the lives of many, and was a man strong of faith. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and family.
Layla Rose Tolar, 8, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at her home in Lonsdale.
Layla was born Sept. 29, 2004, in Little Rock. She was a student at Fountain Lake Elementary School and was an ambassador for Arkansas Children's Hospital. She was also a member of Faith Fellowship Church.
Dr. Jimmy Charles Porter died March 18, 2013, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. He was 73.
He was born June 5, 1939, in Little Rock to Charles C. and Nona Thomas Porter.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Gary Porter.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joyce Nelson Porter; a daughter, Pamela Lentz and her husband, Clay, of Conway; a son, Jeffery Porter and his wife, Cecilia, of Lexington, Mass.; grandchildren Will and Molly Lentz of Conway, and Lindsey, Sydney, and Nicholas Porter of Lexington, Mass.; and a brother Randy Porter of Benton.