Anneice (Spann) Hogue, 82, of Benton, died Feb. 25, at her home in Benton. Born July 14, 1929 in Bauxite, she was the only daughter of Melvin and Euldene Spann. She attended school in Bauxite until 1945. After moving to Benton, she graduated from Benton High School in 1947. She married Fred (Tony) Hogue on September 13, 1947. Mrs. Hogue was a longstanding member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton.
She was a member and past president of the Benton Businessmen and Professional Women’s Club, a member and past president of Trace Creek Country Club’s Women’s Golf Association and a past member of the Senior Women’s Arkansas Golf Association. Mrs. Hogue retired after working more than 30 years at Alcoa, where she was a 25 Year Club member until her death. She loved to travel, especially taking cruises (24 in all). Mrs. Hogue also spent vacation time in Europe and Hawaii.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Tony; her parents, Melvin and Euldene (Cole) Spann; her baby brother, Clarence Spann, Jr.; her eldest brother, Clyde Spann and two sisters-in-law, Lorece Spann and Alta Lee Spann, all of Benton.
She is survived by her brother, Hubert Spann of Benton; two nephews, Dr. Ron Spann and wife, Debbie of Hot Springs and Rev. Greg Spann and wife, Frances of Benton; one niece, Carol Susan Spann of Texarkana, Texas and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, godchildren and other close friends and relatives.
Pallbearers will be Sam Sample, Jason Finley, Derek McGrew, Tim Harris, Harold Woodard and Andrew Woodard. Honorary pallbearers will be Cole Spann and Drew Finley.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at Ashby Funeral Home
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Benton. The service will be officiated by Rev. Victor Green of Benton, Rev. Bert Spann of Saline, Michigan and Rev. Greg Spann of Benton. Internment will be at Lee Cemetery in Benton.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church @ 200 North Market St, Benton, Arkansas 72015; Fellowship Baptist Church @ 1045 Bemis, Saline, Michigan 48176; Cross Bar C Cowboy Church @ 427 River Rd, Benton, Arkansas 72015 or the Bauxite Museum @ 6707 Benton St., Bauxite, Arkansas 72011.
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