Archive - Obituary
February 16th, 2012
Bonnie E. Shelnut, 85, a resident of the Fenter community, passed away Tuesday,Â Feb. 14, at Saline Memorial Hospice House.Â She was born July 11, 1926, to Roy and Gracie Hiatt.
Bonnie was a retired LPTN for Benton Services Center and a member of the Poyen Missionary Baptist Church.Â She loved to garden, cook, and travel the countryside.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Andrew Shelnut; a sister, Connie Otts; and two brothers, A.J. Hiatt and Calvin Hiatt.
Duffy Dewey Benning, 80 of Prattsville, died Feb. 13 at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant. He was born July 14, 1931 in Prattsville, the son of the late Delmar Benning Sr. and Leona Ritchey Benning.
Duffy was of the Baptist faith and retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. He served in Japan, Thailand and Korea and did two tours in Vietnam. After retiring, he graduated from Ouachita Vo-Tech in Malvern and later become the maintenance supervisor and taught at the school for more than 20 years. Duffy loved to fish and do yard work.
Barbara B. Galbraith, 68, of Bryant died Monday Feb. 13. She was born Dec. 4, 1943 in Arkadelphia. She was a retired teacher/librarian for the Bryant Schools, a graduate of Arkansas College (Lyon College) in Batesville, member of the Arkansas Education Association and the National Education Association. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Benton where she served as an elder and a deacon.
Lois Elizabeth Elmore Clayton, 100, died Monday, Feb. 13. Mrs. Clayton was born Oct. 19, 1911, in Magnolia. She was the youngest of eight children born to Dr. and Mrs. A.B. Elmore.
Mary Sue Cousin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Hugo, Okla., at the age of 76. She was born April 30, 1935 in Melville of St. Landry Parrish, La., the daughter of the late Dave Hensley and Viola (Ragan) Crawford.
JoAnn Story, 77, died Thursday, Feb. 9. She was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Biggers to the late Silas and Lela Turner.
Mrs. Story was a homemaker, loved crocheting and baking, but most importantly she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Jesse â€śJackâ€ť Story, a daughter Pamela Lambert; and a brother, James Turner.
Hugh Edwin Phelan, 93, of Donaldson, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Hot Spring County Medical Center in Malvern. He was born March 30, 1918, to Thomas and Maude Phelan in Malvern. He was a Christian and worshiped at Donaldson Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member. He taught Sunday School and was active in the construction of the current church building. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B-17 bombardier during World War II.
Susan Gregory Baldwin passed over into glory Feb. 7 after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 23, 1961.
She was a longtime resident of Benton, before relocating to Sophia, N.C.
Fred Morgan (Tony) Hogue, 93, of Benton passed away Monday, Feb. 13.Â He was born Dec. 4, 1918, in Bauxite to the late Jim and Lillie Hogue.
Tony was a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton, was an avid golfer and was especially fond of Silver Springs Golf Club and Menâ€™s Golf Association. He was a proud World War II veteran, serving as a Seabee in the South Pacific for four years.
Patricia Ann Garrett, 63, of Benton, passed away Friday, Feb. 10.Â She was born April 21, 1948, in Nebraska City, Neb.
Mrs. Garrett taught school in the Bryant School District and then went on to be a teacher/counselor in the Harmony Grove District.
She was a member of the Apostolic Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Benton, the National Education Association and the Arkansas Education Association.
Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Edgar VanWinkle, Sr. and Rena Louise Willis VanWinkle; and her brother, Melvin Edgar VanWinkle II.