Classmate Obituaries - Letter M
These obituaries correspond with the yearbooks that are listed on this website. Whenever possible, the source of the obituary will be shown as well as the date.
David Thomas Moreland, 65, of Benton passed away at his home on Thursday,
July 18, 2013. He was born September 2, 1947, in East St. Louis, Illinois,
to the late Harold and Marge Thomas Moreland. Mr. Moreland operated his
own insurance agency in Bryant and was a member of First United Methodist
Church in Benton.
David’s favorite moments involved doing anything with his three grandchildren, having his family out on the houseboat, watching sports, and taking his wife out for dinner. As a husband and father, he was always there for all of us, a steady presence, and a constant example of God’s steadfast love and an emblem of patience and strength through this last tremendous trial.
He is survived by his wife, Annette Smithey Moreland of the home; two daughters, Leslie and husband Rich Cochran of Little Rock and Angela Black of Benton, three grandchildren, Taylor Black, Brandon Black, and Trey Cochran, other relatives, and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Benton with Rev. David Jones and Rev. Victor Green officiating.
Reception will follow the service in the church’s fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Music Department and American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047). [from Roller-Ballard Funeral Home online obituary[ [Class of 1965 - off-site yearbook]
Musteen, Kenneth Wayne
Kenneth Wayne Musteen, age 59, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, June 30,
2009. He was born July 14, 1949, in Benton, Arkansas, to the late Merle
and Evelyn Musteen. Mr. Musteen was a member of the National and Arkansas
Association of the Deaf, National and Arkansas Rehabilitation Association,
National and Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and was the
President of the Arkansas Deaf and Hearing Impaired Telecommunications Access
Mr. Musteen devoted his entire adult life to helping disabled Arkansans reach their full potential. His career encompassed 38 years of service starting as a Recreation Activity Leader at the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center and retiring as the Chief of Staff of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. He also volunteered time coaching youth sports and was a Boy Scout leader for over 20 years. Mr. Musteen enjoyed spending time fishing with his friends and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Zania Musteen of Benton; two sons, Joe Musteen and wife Wendy of Benton and Jason Musteen and wife Marna of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; sister, Mary Nicholas and husband Bill of Hermann, Missouri and four grandchildren, Chris, Will, Rachel and Thomas Musteen.
Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Thursday, July 2 at Antioch Baptist Church on Stagecoach Rd in Little Rock with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Bro. Bob Slagley will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Saline County Boys and Girls Club @ 105 Cox St. in Benton 72015, Arkansas School for the Deaf Museum @ 2400 W. Markham St. in Little Rock 72205 or BSA Troop 99 c/o Salem United Methodist Church @ 1647 Salem Rd in Benton 72019. [Ashby Funeral Home online obituary] Benton Class of 1967