January 17th, 2014
Patricia L. â€śPattyâ€ť (Ryan) Brookins, 66, of Benton, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
She retired from Baptist Health Medical Center after 35 years of nursing and practiced nursing for 44 years.
She was of the Baptist faith. Her family and friends will remember her caring and compassionate spirit, having received numerous honors from her career. She will also be known for her strong and perservering disposition.
She was predeceased by her parents, Nolan and Hazel Ryan of Benton.
Wilma Jean Shelnut Bradford, 78, of Benton died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. She was born Nov. 2, 1935, in Benton to the late Harlon and Zella Shelnut.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Posey and Vickie Riley of Benton; one grandson, Justin, and one granddaughter, Angela; and a great-granddaughter, Katlin. Also surviving is a sister, Lottie Jo Rosales of California.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Dwight Shelton Meeks, 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.Â He was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Chidester, to Luther W. and Leona Rogers Meeks.
Mr. Meeks was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church in Bryant.Â He was a Gideon and had previously served as a deacon at Cullendale First Baptist Church in Camden.
Jason Edward Tucker, 35, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was bron July 14, 1978, in Little Rock.
He is survived by his daughters, Alea Humes and Hailey Tucker; his father, Donald Tucker of Jacksonville; his mother, Billie Parks Tucker of Little Rock; his grandmother, Betty Parks of Texas; five older siblings and 11 nieces and nephews.
His life will be celebrated by family and friends. Arrangements are by Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct., (501)224-2200.
Online guestbook: www.littlerockfuneralhome.com.
Stanley Hilborn, 79, of Glen Rose passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospital.Â He was born Aug. 21, 1934, in Glen Rose, the son of the late Roy Benjamin and Hattie Floyd Hilborn.
Stanley enjoyed fishing, hunting and being at the lake.Â He graduated from Glen Rose High School in 1952 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Reynolds Metals, then worked at Benton State Bank for many years.
Stanley was a member of Fairplay Missionary Baptist Church.
Edith L. Cook, 77, of Benton was born Aug. 29, 1936, and passed away Jan. 14, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald D. Cook of 46 years; one son, Doyal Dewayne Cook; her parents, Noah Louallen and Elta Rickard Louallen; and her sisters, Netta Louallen, Gordie Hollowoa, Eunice Travis, Alma Rhodes Keller, Melba Louallen and Louise Green Nelson.
James Thomas Hogue, 88, of Mabelvale passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.Â He was born in Saline County on Aug. 1, 1925, to the late Thomas Randolph and Pearl Hogue.
He served in the Navy during World War II and worked for the railroad during his lifetime.
James was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.
Charles G. Briggs, 78, of West Memphis died Jan. 10 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Briggs was a retired insurance salesman and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Elexander "A. E." Briggs and Velma Leo Long Briggs; five brothers; and two sisters.
He is survived by two sisters, Patsy Briggs Cash of Latham, Ill., and Pamela Briggs Coulter of West Memphis; and a brother, Danny Briggs of Benton.
No service is planned.
Arrangements are by by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, 201 North Pine, West Memphis, Ark.
Edward Ellsworth Allbritton, 70, of Benton went to be with his Lord on Jan. 13, 2014.
He was born April 14, 1943, in Little Rock and grew up in Magnet Grove. He was the former owner of Ed and Kayâ€™s Restaurant in Benton, and for the past 10 years had worked as a long-haul truck driver. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed talking to people. He never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nealie Williams Allbritton; two brothers, William Allbritton and Fred Allbritton.
Daniel Boone Nickels Sr., 87, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
He was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Soldier, Ky., to Sherman and Goldie Nickels. HeÂ served in the Navy during World War II and retired as a disabled veteran.Â
Mr. Nickels was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Perry Nickels; his wife, Pearl Nickels; and a son, Daniel B. Nickels Jr. of Louisiana.