Archive - Obituary
January 11th, 2012
Sherry Nell Taylor Westerman, 68, of Baton Rouge, La., formerly of Benton, went to be with our Lord on Jan. 6.Â She was born in Fordyce on Sept. 11, 1943.Â She was a registered nurse.
Sherry was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Christine and Raymond DeLoach; her father, Waymon Taylor of Benton; her grandparents, Ed and Bessie West of Benton and Robert and Emma Taylor of Dallas County.
Dr. Paul Hogue Jr., 88, of Benton, passed away peacefully on Jan. 9.Â He was born in Paron on Jan. 4, 1924. to Frank P. Sr. and Lyda Roberts Hogue.Â
Doris L. Hilligas, 80, of Bauxite died Monday, Jan. 9. She was born Aug. 27, 1931 in Fox.
Doris was a homemaker
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Dica Ramsey; and a son, Larry Hilligas.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Hilligas of Bauxite; sthree ons, Bob Hilligas of Bauxite. Steve Hilligas of Arizona and Eddie Hilligas of Bauxite; a daughter, Bonnie Moss of Damascus; a sister, Terri Hess of California; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.Â
Carrol Dee Davis, 59, of Traskwood, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 7.Â He was born Aug. 4, 1952, in Pine Bluff, to Thomas Davis and Maxine (Davis) Sherrill.
Carroll graduated from Harmony Grove High School and was an employee at Sears for 38 years.Â He was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Carroll was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Davis and wife Nora; and two brother-in-laws, Mike Patterson and Tommy Samples.
Oscar Lee Lowe, 84, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. He was born Nov. 2, 1927, in Lubbock, Texas. Oscar was retired from Reynolds Metals Co., a Mason of Lodge No. 34 in Benton, and a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
He was a Baptist by faith, but regularly attended Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lowe and Audrey Henry Cook; his wife of 62 years, Bobbie Lowe; a sister, Patricia Ann Cook; and a brother, Billy Joe Lowe.
Ernest William Edington Sr., 87, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 6. He was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Dumas.
He retired from Alcoa after 30-plus years as a Department Manager Instrumentation/Electrician.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sallie Crain Edington; a son, Ernest William Edington Jr.; a brother, James Edington; and a sister, Shirley Moyer.
Helen Ophelia McKinzie-Riley, 86, of Conway, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 5. She was born Wednesday, June 10, 1925 in Cornith, to the late James W. and Ester Ophelia (Turner) Ethridge.
Mrs. Riley loved taking care of her family, music, flowers, dancing and going to yard sales. One of her great passions was NASCAR which she watch often. Mrs. Riley was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Conway.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donally David Riley; two daughters, Francis Loudermild and Lorine Smith; and 16 brothers and sisters.
Donald R. "Don" Masters, 71, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4. He was born Sept. 18, 1940, to the late Walter B. and Eunice (McAllister) Masters in Antlers, Okla.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Highway Church of Christ and worked in the construction business.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Masters; and two sisters, Jenelle Bradford and Wanda Lou Plamer.
Kelle Gwen Phillips Ray, 47, of Alexander died Tuesday Jan. 3, at her residence. She was born Feb. 18, 1964, in Texarkana, Texas.
She was a 1982 graduate of Arkansas High School in Texarkana and a 1987 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, was a longtime pharmaceutical representative, and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Phillips.
Dale Newton Riggin, 75, of Benton passed away on Jan. 4. He was born Aug. 2, 1936, in Wilmont, to the late Rev. Robert L. and Bettie Dillon Riggin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and the mother of his children, Shirley A. Riggin.
He is survived by his sons, Robert Riggin of Little Rock and Dale L. Riggin of Malvern; three daughters, Dalenda Foster of Benton, Tami Horta of California and Kimberly Davis of Texas; two brothers, Don Riggin of Little Rock and Dean Riggin of Sardis; a sister, Ann Ashcraft of Malvern; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.