Mary J. Montalvo, age 61, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 after a lengthy battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was born Oct. 13, 1952 in Little Rock, AR to Joe and Uldine Herring. Mary was a graduate of Benton High School Class of 1971 and was employed at Smith Caldwell Drug for over 15 years. She was an active member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church where she taught AWANA. She was preceded in death by her father and her late husband, Daryl L. Wells.
She is survived by her mother, Uldine Ward; husband, Manuel I. Montalvo; brother, Joe Herring of Benton; two sisters, Marilyn Hill of Benton; and Martha Wallace of Hot Springs. Mary had three daughters, Julie Howe of Benton, Allison Davis of Rogers, and Lindsey Kindy of Benton. She had two step-sons, Phillip Montalvo and Robert Montalvo, both of Benton.
Mary was affectionately known as “Nana” to her 7 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Nov. 18 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday Nov. 19 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Forest Hills Cemetery. Ministers will be Bro. Richard Hamlin and Bro. Kim Hammer.
Memorials may be made to Saline Memorial Hospice House, 23157 I-30, Bryant, Arkansas 72022.
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