April 7th, 2014
William Donald Hilborn, 78, of Troy, Mo., died March 5. 2014, after a three-week hospitalization related to complications from diabetes and heart disease.
He was born June 2, 1935, in Smackover, to William Stephen Hilborn and Ade Roselee Cliff Hilborn.
Celly Angelique (Avrard) Scarbrough, 37, of Bauxite passed away April 3, 2014. She was born March 25, 1977 in Ste. Saint Marie, Mich..
Celly is remembered as a free spirit, who enjoyed living life to its fullest. She was certified as a behavioral specialist; however, her true passion was serving customers as a waitress.
Celly was preceded in death by her father, Carlos Thane Avrard; her stepfather, Louis Scarbrough; a stepbrother, George W. Craig, Jr.; and her grandparents, William Presley Lamb, Carl Avrard and Rita Avrard.
Richard Ethan Miller, 18, of Benton, left this world to be with his Lord on April 1, 2014. He was born in Little Rock, on February 21, 1996 and was a senior at Bryant High School. Ethanâ€™s happiness, good-humor, and love of Christ, family, and friends are tenants of his legacy. A stranger to no one, a shoulder to lean on, and a hug when you needed it were just a small part of his true being. He enjoyed the outdoors, music, friends, and making ropes at work. But as everyone who knew Ethan, it was his sparkling eyes of care, heart of love, and huge smile of kindness that will be missed.
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.
Delphia Jane (Ashley) Culpepper, 89, of Hot Springs passed away March 31, 2014.
Born Dec. 5, 1924, at Sheridan, she was the fourth of Drew Edward and Versie Jane (Appling) Ashleyâ€™s seven daughters.
â€śDelâ€ť was a remarkable woman. In 1943, at the height of World War II, she graduated from Sheridan High School and quickly joined her three older sisters as a munitions worker at the Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP) at Jacksonville, Ark.
Jeanetta E. Tiner, 69, of Haskell, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014.Â She was born July 17, 1944, in Morrilton to the late Alvie and Pauline Burke Williams.
Jeanetta was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Janice Collins; and a brother, Robert Williams.
Robert J. Krejci, 89, of Benton died Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
He was born Jan. 29, 1925 in Los Angeles, Calif., to the late Frank J. and Louise Hayes Krejci and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Benton.Â
Mr. Krejci served his country as a member of Co. A 596th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion of the Army Air Force during World War II.Â
Later, he worked as a plant manager in a medical equipment company, as a technician in an electric motor company, and was co-owner of Coleman Pipe Organs. He was a member of the American Theater Organ Society.
On March 28, 2014, Doyle Covington, father of three, left us at the age of 75 to be with God.
Doyle was born April 19, 1938, He was preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Covington of Prescott, and by his sister, Sylvia Turner of Conroe, Texas.
He is survived by his two sisters, Joyce Campbell of Bryant and Faye Preston of Prescott.
Doyle celebrated his 52nd wedding anniversary with wife Peggy in February of this year.