May 9th, 2014
Emma Maye Collatt, 70, of Haskell passed away Thursday surrounded by her family.
She was born Emma Maye Smith in Benton on Feb. 28, 1944.
She attended Benton public schools, later becoming a licensed practical nurse.Â She worked at the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock, retiring in 2003.Â Emma was a member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Berneice Chism Smith; and her brothers, Leonard, Alvin and Wesley Smith.
Billie Jean Westbrook Tanner, 83, of Benton went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
She was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Haskell.
Mrs. Tanner was a homemaker and a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church.Â She spent 30 years volunteering with the Saline Memorial Hospital Auxiliary including serving as treasurer.Â
Mrs. Tanner was preceded in death by her parents, L.A. â€śBillâ€ť and Vida Westbrook; and her husband, David W. Tanner.