July 29th, 2011
Charlotte Jan Treat, 56, of Benton, passed from this life on Saturday, July 23, in Searcy County. She was born in Amarillo, Texas on January 14, 1955, to Willie Amel Smithee and Mary Charlotte (Tunnell) Smithee.
Jan worked as a blood bank supervisor at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock and Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She had also worked as a medical technician at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton for over 10 years. Jan was a loving mother, wife and sister and will be greatly missed.
Her parents and one brother, Bill Smithee, preceded her in death.
Mattie â€śEthelâ€ť Beck, 76, of Benton went to heaven on July 25. She was born on March 18, 1935, to the late, Clyde and Pauline Brown in Benton. Mrs. Beck was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She loved spending time with her family and being a homemaker. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Ethel is preceded in death by her husband, Dewell â€śBobâ€ť Beck, her parents, and a great grandson, Joseph Perryman.
Gilbert Paul Morgan, 58, of Benton passed away Monday, July 25.Â He was born April 22, 1953, in Star City to Houston Randall Morgan and Venie (Williams) Morgan.Â He was a transportation broker and owned his own transportation company.Â He was ordained a deacon for the Diocese of Little Rock in December 2002 and served as deacon at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Morgan and Wilbur Morgan.