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January 4th, 2013

Eugenia J. 'Nena' Ledford

January 4, 2013

Eugenia J. “Nena” Ledford, 91, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Heartland Rehabilitation and Care Center in Benton.  She was born May 27, 1921, in Prattsville to the late Edgar and Denver Crowson Haley.
In addition to being a homemaker, she worked at Reynolds Metals as a war worker during World War II and worked as a seamstress. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1941. Nena was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Congo Hill Chapter, a member of THEOS and of the Methodist faith. 

Hogan Pelton

January 4, 2013

Hogan Pelton, formerly of Benton, passed away Jan. 2 in Hondo, Texas. He was born March 6, 1920 in Benton to Marion and Rose (Raney) Pelton. He was a World War II Army veteran, a mason and a member of the Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Hue and one sister, Norma Jean.
He is survived by his daughters, Margaret Koch of Texas and Toni Pelton of California; sisters Della Lee of Bryant and Stella Earney of Benton; and brother Bob Pelton of Benton.
Arrangements under the direction of Guinn-Horger Funeral Home, 2006 Ave. M., Hondo, Texas, 830-741-2224.

Mona Pyle Rhodes

January 4, 2013

Mona Pyle Rhodes, 53, of Benton died Tuesday, Jan. 1.
She is survived by her daughters, Kaitlyn and Krystina Rhodes; mother Linda Joyce Pyle; brother David Pyle and wife Michelle; nephew Corey Pyle; niece Josie Pyle; and granddaughter, Amylia Rhodes.
Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to the funeral fund at any IberiaBank location to the account ending with 2193, under the name of David or Linda Pyle.

James Reed “Poppa D” Dreher Sr.

January 4, 2013

James Reed “Poppa D” Dreher Sr., 77, of Bryant, passed away at his home on Jan. 2. He was born Nov. 26, 1935 in the Ironton Community of Pulaski County ,to the late Evelyn Elise and James Floyd Dreher. He graduated from Fuller High School and retired from his position as a mechanical engineer at Reynolds Metals Company in 1989. James was a member of the Bryant Water and Sewer Advisory Board and a member of the Bryant United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Virginia; and great-granddaughter Tinlee Elise Dreher.

Jack Dempsey Conder

January 4, 2013

Jack Dempsey Conder, 85, of Bryant, passed away Dec. 23. Jack was born to Charles and Mertie Conder on March 23,1927 in Narrows, Ky. Jack loved Christmas and playing Santa for family and friends and at nursing homes and children’s homes. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping with family and helping others. Jack was a devoted family man and husband. He was Baptist in faith. Jack served in the military for 23 years. He was in the Navy, Air Force and Seabees. He fought in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II and in Korea and completed two tours in Vietnam 1966-1968.

January 3rd

Mackey Louis Spivey

January 3, 2013

Mackey Louis Spivey, 75, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 31. He was born Dec. 19, 1937. in Havana.
Mackey was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired from Alcoa after 30 years and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Audice Spivey and Mae Frazier Spivey; and two sisters, Laquita Scott Baxley and Bettye Brown Knopp.

Harmon D. Matthews

January 3, 2013

Harmon D. Matthews, 88, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1.  He was born June 6, 1924, in Donaldson to the late Frank and Eva Mae Matthews.
He was a War World II Army veteran and won the Bronze Star and Oak Leaf Cluster for heroism under fire. Mr. Matthews worked as a driver for Arkansas Best Freight for 30 years. Also, he was a Mason for 60 years.

C. W. 'Bill' Golenor

January 3, 2013

C. W. “Bill” 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.  Mr. Golenor served in the Naval Air Corps in World War II.  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.  He ended up as a waist gunner on a B-17 bomber serving in the Pacific.

Lethel Frank Slatton

January 3, 2013

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 Ervin’s Sunday School Class.

Billy Keith Butts

January 3, 2013

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. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Butts.

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