April 4th, 2014
Ronnie â€śSmutâ€ť Smith, 67, of Benton met his savior Tuesday, April 2, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock in the presence of his loving family.
He was born May 20, 1946, in Little Rock to the late Bill and Francis Louise Smith and worked as a pump packer for Alcoa.Â
He is survived by his wife Dorothy; a son, Shane Smith; a daughter, Pepper Hobby (Nathan); and his beautiful granddaughter, Allie Raine Hobby, all of Benton. Ronnie is also survived by a sister, Wanda Kaiser of Kemah, Texas, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Horace â€śButchâ€ť Jones Jr., 44, of Benton passed away March 31, 2014. He was born Dec. 25, 1969, to the late Horace O. Jones Sr. and Lorella Carol Jones.
He is survived by his sisters, Rella Sanders and Stephany Alhajjaj, and a brother, Fred Jones.
He also is survived by his nieces and nephews, Kayla Mitchell, Jenna Jones, Janelle Sanders, Jebry Alhajjaj, Timmy Sanders, Layla Alhajjaj, Ramsey Alhajjaj, and Ally Alhajjaj. Also surviving are his aunts and uncles, Marvis Hankins, Jan Leal, Pat Scott, Donald Wills, Pixie Wiggs, Deri Wills, Dennis Wills, Gina Gilmore and Barbara Hines.
Ernestine Parker Ward, age 67, of Benton passed away Monday, March 31, 2014.
She was born Nov. 11, 1946, in Benton.
Mrs. Ward was a graduate of Benton High School and a charter member of Discover the Joy Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Parker; and a nephew, Cody Parker.