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Obituaries

Virginia Minchen

November 26, 2014

Virginia Minchen, 77, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 2014.
She was born April 1, 1937, in Saline County to Gordon Logan Bray and Violet Taylor Bray. Virginia was a Baptist and a member of Congo Road Baptist Church.  She loved the Lord with all of her heart.
Virginia attended Baptist Medical Hospital in Memphis for X-ray technician training, working in that field in Houston, Little Rock and Benton.

Harry Lee Murdock II

November 26, 2014

Harry Lee Murdock II, 35, of Little Rock passed away Nov. 22, 2014.
He was born May 15, 1979, in West Memphis to Harry L. Murdock and Peggy Whiteton Murdock.
Harry worked in the maintenance department at UALR.  He was a loving son, brother and friend.  Harry loved life to the fullest every day.  He never met a stranger and he was the light of every room he entered.

Korbin Spencer Rielly

November 25, 2014

Korbin Spencer Rielly, infant son of Ryan and Melissa Rielly, passed away on Nov. 20, 2014.  He was born Nov. 20, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. 
He is survived by his parents, Ryan and Melissa Whittecar Rielly of Benton; grandparents, Stacy and Billy Price of Alexander; Robert and Patricia Whittecar of Benton; great-grandmother, Cleva Rielly; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 with Paul Doherty officiating at Ashby Funeral Home
Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Coyla Jeannette Boston

November 25, 2014

Coyla Jeannette Boston, 87, of Bryant, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Nov. 21, 2014. She was born in York County, Nebraska to Chauncey and Lydia Klone Brooke.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill N. Boston and her son, Dale Boston.
She is survived by her daughter, Jolene Gilmore and husband, Brian; son, Greg Boston and wife, Sandy; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her services will be 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28 at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.).

Richard Steven Teal

November 25, 2014

Richard Steven Teal, 58, of Alexander, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. 
He was born Aug. 10, 1956 in Benton.  He worked for Smith Fiberglass in Little Rock. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton and the Riverside Hunting Club.
Rich was an avid outdoorsman and loved music and playing his guitar.  He was dedicated to his family and his lake house, and his grandson was his world.
His father, Troy Lewis Teal preceded him in death.

Herbert Earl "H.E." Pitts

November 25, 2014

Herbert Earl "H.E." Pitts, of Traskwood, was born May 25, 1938, to his parents in Little Rock, and died Nov. 20, 2014, in Little Rock at the age of 76.
He was a sheet metal worker, a Navy veteran, and a member of Mountain Home Freewill Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Leona Jones Pitts.

Gerald White

November 24, 2014

Gerald White, 78, of Benton, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014.  He was born April 17, 1936 in Moberly, Missouri to the late Denver and Marie White.  He retired from Timex as a custom service manager.  Mr. White was a member of New Bethel Church of Christ and attended Highway Church of Christ. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Denny White.

Johnny Lynn Cooper Sr.

November 24, 2014

Johnny Lynn Cooper Sr., 50, of Traskwood, passed away Saturday, November 22 at SMH Hospice House in Bryant, after a 6 ½ year battle with cancer.  He was born February 24, 1964 in Malvern, to Gerry White Cooper and the late Muriel Cooper of Traskwood. 
Johnny is preceded in death by his father and his grandparents:  Arnold and Launa Cooper, Tommie and Susie White and Evelyn White.

Jimmie Louie Doss

November 24, 2014

Jimmie Louie Doss, 81 of Benton passed away Nov. 20, 2014, in Benton.  He was born Aug. 23, 1933, in Garland City, AR, to the late Louie Morgan and Agness (McMahon) Doss.
He was the self-employed owner of Doss Moving & Storage Co., attended Indian Springs Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Jimmie and Annie met on a blind date in 1952, the same year that he joined the Air Force. They married two years later with $38 between the two of them.

Steven Hall Thomas

November 24, 2014

Steven Hall Thomas, 61, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
Steve was born Jan. 10, 1953, in Little Rock and grew up in Benton.
Steve was an active volunteer for more than 16 years for St. Vincent’s Hospice and Baptist Hospice, and was an advocate for HIV/AIDS care.
Steve’s motto was “Volunteer in an area that touches your heart."

 

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