Dr. Howard A. Nobles, 71, of Benton passed away Dec. 15, 2013.
He was born July 6, 1942. in El Dorado to Henry Arthur and Helen (Woods) Nobles Jr.Â He was a Navy Veteran, a member of First Baptist Church of Benton, and held bachelorâ€™s, masterâ€™s and doctoral degrees in education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
He was Â an educator in Benton and a member and past president of the Poetsâ€™ Roundtable.Â He also authored three books of poetry â€“ "Poems from a Baseball Fan," "Lost in Limerick Land" and "Cincinnati, Chicago and Other Places."
Fredean Cotton 80 of Little Rock passed away on December 13, 2013. She was born on August 31, 1933 to the late, Fred and Fostine Kinzel in East End, Arkansas. Fredean was a wonderful cook and enjoyed making dolls, quilting and working in her yard and garden. Her most treasured times was taking care of her children and grand children. She retired after 33 years from East End Elementary where she was a cook. Mrs. Cotton was a lifetime member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church.
Verna Mae Loredo, 70, of Bryant has gone to Heaven on Dec. 11, 2013.
She was a beautiful mother of three children, Sonja Carter, Joe Rard and Clint Rard.
She is also survived by her two sisters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Verna was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jose Loredo; her brother, Jessie; and her sister, Marie.
Her spirit and love of life will live on in our hearts forever.
The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements are by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant.
Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.