July 6th, 2011
Cecil W. Wyllia, 55, of Alexander, passed away July 5.Â He was born October 10, 1955, in Little Rock to the late Arthur and Mottress Roberts Wyllia.Â Cecil was a Veteran of the United States Army.Â He attended the Pentecostal Church of God in Benton.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Tammy Wyllia.
Survivors include brothers, Ansel Wyllia and wife, Kathy of Alexander, Doug Wyllia and wife, Charline of Alexander and one grandson.
A graveside service is by Ashby Funeral Home and will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pine Crest Cemetery with Elizabeth Witt officiating.
Sophie McNeil, 69, of Alexander passed away Sunday, July 3.Â She was born Feb. 9, 1942, in Benton.Â Mrs. McNeil was a CNA and a member of Highway 5 Church of Christ.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Chlloe Caple; husband, James McNeil; two sons, Ronald and Tony McNeil; three brothers, Roy, Coy and Norman Caple; and two sisters, Dannie Marie Evans and Dovie Sue Williams.
The Benton Sport Shop Junior American Legion team was eliminated from the district tournament in Sheridan with back-to-back losses to Little Rock Blue and the Genoa Dragons.
Against LR Blue, Benton scored two runs in the second and one in the third but lost 6-3 as Little Rock scored five of their runs in the first inning and a run in the fourth.
Cynthia Elizabeth Garner Haley, 85, of Lonsdale, went to heaven July 1.
She was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Lonsdale to Albert and Millie Garner. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harold B. Haley; her parents; four brothers; and two sisters.
She was a lifelong Arkansas resident and a member of Smith Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She was also a member and past Worthy Matron of Whittington Chapter, and a current member of Congo Hill Chapter and past Grand Ruth, Order of the Eastern Star.
She was a former chief operator for Bell Telephone Co. and a retired nurse.
Larry Neal Shaw, 72, of Benton, passed into eternal life with his Lord on Friday, July 2. He was born May 25, 1939 in Sweet Home to Ralph and Dorothy Shaw.
Patrick Christopher Carrigan, age 47, of Benton died Wednesday, June 29. He was born January 16, 1964, in San Diego, Cali. Patrick was a US Air Force Veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, Chad Rice.
Survivors include is wife, Tena Collie Carrigan of Benton; son, Sean Carrigan of Benton; daughters, Elizabeth Bradley of Conway; Megan Carrigan of Houston, Texas; parents, Charles D. and Jane Carrigan of Greenbrier; brothers, Charles D. Carrigan Jr. of Pleasant Plains; Brian K. Carrigan of the state of Washington; and grandmother, Ella Mae Carrigan of Maryville, Tenn.
Billy Joe Stringfellow, 81, left this life on July 1, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House after a courageous battle with Alzheimerâ€™s, dementia and Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
Billy Milze McElwee, 79, a lifetime resident of Augusta, passed away Sunday, July 3.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a lifetime member of the American Legion, where he was a 51-year member.
Sue B. Clark 67 of Little Rock passed away June 30, 2011. She was born on November 11, 1943 to the late John Andrew and Ada Elizabeth Osburn in Ferndale, Arkansas. She was a school bus driver for Pulaski County Special School District for seventeen years. Sue was also a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock. She enjoyed painting, flowers, bird watching and spending time with her kids and family.
Ruth Whitley, age 89, of Benton, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011. She was born April 24, 1922 in Haskell, Arkansas. Mrs. Whitley was a retired L.P.T.N. and a member of the 1st United Pentecostal Church in Bryant. She was preceded in death by her parents, Asbury and Hattie Gault; husband, R.A. Whitley and twelve siblings.