January 28th, 2014
Martha Virginia "Toby" Carter, 91, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.Â
She was born Feb. 18, 1922, to the late Martin and Grace Huchingson Wills in Benton.
Toby retired from Alcoa after serving as manager in the traffic department. After retirement, she traveled extensively to other countries.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Benton, where she was involved in many committees and was active in the United Methodist Women.
Viene Johnson, 76 of Benton went to be with the Lord on Jan. 26, 2014. She was born March 24, 1937 in Benton, to the late Lawrence Edward Tatum and Pearl May Bryan Tatum.
She was a lifetime member of New Friendship Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Deborah Ballard; two brothers; and one sister.
She is survived by a son, Ricky Johnson (Melissa) of Benton; a daughter, Janet Mashburn (Albert) of Benton; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a sister, Susie Rankin of Oklahoma.
David O. Duran, 74, of Bryant passed away on Jan. 24, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 25, 1939, to the late Adelia Didlo and Edward Manning in St. Josep, Mo.
Dave served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962 and completed tours on the USS Brough and USS Peterson.Â He was a retired computer consultant and enjoyed working on cars, traveling and reading.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Kaye Ann Steinmetz.