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Hale, Charles Calvin "Cab"

Charles Calvin "Cab" Hale, age 68, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2009. He was born December 9, 1940, in Bauxite, Arkansas. Mr. Hale was a retired Air Force Veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles G. and Mable Hale and a sister, Jean Rogers, and her husband Jimmy Dale.
He is survived by his sister, Janie F. Westbrook, and her husband Gerald of Haskell and a brother, Bob G. Hale, and his wife Margaret of Glen Rose and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tony Westbrook, Josh and Jeremy Rogers, Preston and Logan Hale and Joey Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Westbrook and Billy Hale.
Funeral service was 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 30 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Bauxite Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.   [from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary]    Rootsweb WCP

Hampton, John Thomas "Tommy"

John "Tommy" Hampton, 35, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away May 31, 2015. Born December 12, 1979, to Mary Hampton and John Mike Hampton of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He predeceased by his mother Mary Terry Hall, grandparents Dorothy and Johnny Terry, grandfather John F. Hampton.
Survivors include his father John Mike Hampton, stepmother Janie Hampton, grandmother Gussie Hampton, brother Timmy Hampton, stepsister Shelly McManus and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and hundreds of friends.
Memorial service will be held at LakePointe Church Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Greg Bearss officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial s may be made to Celebrate Recovery at LakePointe Church. Following the service the family will be at 564 Couchwood Rd. Hot Springs, Arkansas.   [from Gross Funeral Home online obituary]

Hanlon, Dorothy Mae Kortmeyer

Dorothy Mae Hanlon (formerly of O'Neill, Nebraska) 84, died October 20, 2009, in Loveland, Colorado. She was born April 4, 1925, in Burke, South Dakota, to Henry and Maria Kortmeyer.
She married Benjamin F. Hanlon Jr. on June 24, 1950, in Gregory, South Dakota. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1994.
She retired from nursing in 1985 from Longmont United Hospital.
She is survived by her daughters Pamela (David) Roettjer of Estes Park and Debra (Jim) Russell of Loveland; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters-in-law.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and five sisters.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 26 at Allnutt Funeral Service. The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 27 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church with burial following at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy M. Hanlon Memorial fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service.   [from Allnutt Funeral Service online obituary]

Harrell, Mary Jane Terry Cameron Fields

Mrs. Mary Jane Harrell In memory of Mrs. Mary Jane Harrell, who died at a hospital in Little Rock last Sunday [believe this is from the previous week]. She is survived by a son, L. M. Harrell [don't think he was a biological child], of North Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Lillie Tapley [don't think she was a biological child], of Little Rock; two nieces, John John Lee of Benton and Mrs. Mary Evans of West Texas; a nephew and three grandchildren. She was laid to rest in the Cameron Cemetery at Salem.
Aunt Jane how we miss you, While on earth you roam no more; but we feel that you are resting, On Heaven's golden shore. In the home will be a vacant chair, and we all shall miss your voice; but we should not grieve so, For you are our dear Master's choice. We know your troubles are over, Your pain has lasted so long; and we hope to join you, With the angels around the throne. Thou are gone our precious darling, From this earth of sin and woe; But we'll meet in yonder world, Where she has gone to rest we know. The Golden Gates were opened wide, A gentle voice said come; an angel from the other side Welcomed our dear aunt home. Written by one who loved her, Marguerite Lee.   [from the Benton Courier, July 6, 1933, page 6]

Harris, Harriet Amy Belinda Caldwell

Harriett B. Harris of Benton died Thursday, May 11, 2000. She was 93. She was born October 9, 1906. She was a homemaker and retired from owning the Bryant Dairy King since the early 1950s. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lessel Harris. Survivors include her son, Ronald Harris and his wife Rose of Benton; two brothers, J. D. Caldwell and his wife Audrey, and Walter C. Caldwell and his wife Reba of Bryant; four grandchildren and their spouses, Steve and Christy Harris of Benton, Ronda and Arden Tomlin of Benton, Cheryl and Edgar Bosque of Benton, and Carol and Kelly Newbolt of California; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ashby Funeral Home with burial to follow at Ten Mile Cemetery. The Rev. Rick Grant will officiate. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Ashby Funeral Home. Scheduled to serve as pallbearers are Jason New, Kenny Graham, Darrel Caldwell, Steve Harris, Michael Edmonson and Bryan Edmonson. Honorary pallbearer is Rodney Caldwell. (from Benton Courier, May 12, 2000, page 2)

Harris, Kenneth Louis

Kenneth Louis Harris, 71, of Little Rock, passed away June 24, 2010. He was born December 19, 1938, in Benton, Arkansas, to the late A. W. and Eula Harris. Kenneth was a member of the Rubicon Lodge #627 and worked many years at Alcoa as a Machinist. He was a member of the Mt. Ida Baptist Church and his home church was Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Imogene Harris, brothers, H. W. and T. O. Harris.
Survivors, daughter, Charolett Renai Wallis, son, Kenneth Lynn Harris, step son, Paul Fisher, sisters, Pauline Tittle and June Vinyard, many nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters in Christ.
Pallbearers will be Larry Tittle, Bryson Tittle, Gary Harris, Eric Vineyard, Derwin Harris and Ethan Harris.
Chapel Services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Don McCutcheon officiating. Burial will be at Pipkin Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Ashbys, Monday, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
On line guest book at (from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary)

Harris, Lessel

Lessel Harris, aged 73, of Bryant died Tuesday. He was born in Garland County but had lived in Bryant for 20 years. He was a retired employee of Reynolds Metals Co. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Harriett Caldwell Harris; a son, Ronald Harris of Bauxite; 2 brothers, Raymond Harris of Texas and Keith Harris of Clarksdale, Mississippi; 5 sisters, Mrs. Freda Elliott, Mrs. Nolin Elliott, Mrs. Coy Shoppach and Mrs. Edwina Kent, all of Benton, and Mrs. Othelda Miles of Bellevue, Washington, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ashby Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Ten Mile Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Marshall, Bill Richmond, John Phillips, Polk Keesee, Eddie Winkler and Pal Tinksley. (from the Benton Courier, May 5, 1976, page 11A)

Harris, Loren Wayne

Funeral for Wayne Harris, aged 57, of the Ten Mile Community, who died Sunday night, was to be at 2 p.m. today at Ashby Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Oscar Golden officiating. Burial was to be at Owensville Cemetery.    [Benton Courier, April 3, 1974, pg 6]    Rootsweb WCP

Harris, Willie L

W. L. Harris, aged 65, of Owensville (Saline County) died Thursday, December 4. He was a lifelong resident of the county. He was a retired boilermaker and a farmer. He was a member of Ten Mile Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Violet Gentry Harris; three daughters, Mrs. Geneta Nelson of Minnesota, Mrs. Melba Pyler of McGehee and Mrs. Phillis Elliott of Benton; three brothers, Lonnie, Royce and Wayne Harris, all of Benton; a sister, Mrs. Arkie Belle James of Hot Springs, and 14 grandchildren. Funeral was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ashby Funeral Chapel with burial at Owensville Cemetery.    [Benton Courier, December 11, 1969, pg 7A]    Rootsweb WCP

Harrison, Ernest Wayne

E. Wayne "Nanny" Harrison, 89 of Benton, passed away August 27, 2015. He was born October 30, 1925, in Saline County to the late Ishmael and Jewell Ferguson Harrison.
Wayne was a World War II Navy Veteran, serving during Iwo Jima and witnessed the raising of the United States Flag at Mt. Suribachi. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton and the Alumni Lodge #574 in Bryant.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepdad, Rodney Doyle, wife, Dorothy Johnson Harrison, granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Rodden, great-grandchildren, Faith Ann Harklau and Faith Goodnight.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Charlotte Yvonne Harrison, daughters, Dureta (Jim) Staples, Waynell (Steve) Lewis, step daughters, Kathy (Eddie) Goodnight, Judy (Larry) Rodden, grandchildren, Ryan (Shelly) Lewis, Rita (Brad) DeGeus, Melissa (Brandon) Harklau, Daniel (Samantha) Hudson, Michael Hudson, Jerry (Kerry) Goodnight, James (Holly) Goodnight and Douglas(Jessica) Rodden, sixteen great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons.
Graveside Services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 10:00 a.m. Monday with Bro. Matt Thornton officiating at Smith New Rosemont Cemetery in Benton.
Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Ashby Funeral Home.    [from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary]

Harrison, William Louie

William Louie Harrison, 60, of Atkins died unexpectedly Monday [February 28] at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville. Although he had been taken to the hospital the previous night, his death of an apparent heart was unexpected. He had been associated with Cheek Wholesale Grocer Co. here for 40 years and was widely known throughout the area. He joined the firm as a warehouseman and was later promoted to supervisor of the shipping department. As the business grew and expanded, he joined the sales department in addition to his shipping duties and was the senior member of the sales staff at the time of his death. He was active in church and community activities, serving as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the City Council for several years. He maintained an interest in sports and athletics, playing on the town's baseball and softball teams in his earlier years and was an enthusiastic supporter and booster of the local high school athletic program. He was a member of the First Baptist church in Atkins and a Mason. He served with the Navy during World War II. He was a native of Warren, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James David Harrison. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Katheryn [Catheryn] Matthews Harrison; a son, Rev. James D. Harrison, a Methodist seminary student of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters, Mrs. Hugh Stockton, Mrs. Gordon Crane and Mrs. Eual Clingan, all of Jackson, Michigan, and three grandchildren. Funeral service was held this (Wednesday) morning at the First Baptist church by Dr. Ben Elrod of Ouachita Baptist University and Rev. W. H. Jenkins. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery north of Atkins by Lemley Funeral Service. Pallbearers were Bobby L. Pitts, Lewis McCollum, Carroll Griffin, Van A. Tyson, William Lloyd Duvall and S. R. Ludington, Jr. (source unknown)    Rootsweb WCP

Hartsell, Margarette Thompson

Mrs. Margarette Thompson Hartsell, aged 88, of 10905 West Markham Street, widow of Harry V. Hartsell, died Friday. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church at North Little Rock. Survivors are a son, Harry V. Hartsell, Jr., of St. Petersburg, Florida, 4 daughters, Mrs. Milton McLees and Mrs. John Wingfield of North Little Rock, Mrs. Rhea Denison of Little Rock and Mrs. J. Cranor Richter of West Covina, California; a brother, Tobe Thompson of El Dorado, 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Park by Rev. Jack Layendecker. Pallbearers will be G. C. Wilson, O. G. Diffee, B. B. Dyson, R. R. Ringer, Jr., H. R. Steen and Cecil Yancey. Funeral will be by Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church at N Little Rock.    (from Arkansas Gazette, April 2, 1978, page 14A)    Rootsweb WCP

Hawkins, Virginia Carter

Virginia Carter Hawkins, age 74, of Bauxite, passed away Tuesday November 4, 2008. She was born April 24, 1934, in Aplin, Arkansas. Mrs. Hawkins graduated from Bauxite High School in 1952, retired from Wal-Mart and was a member of the Highway 5 Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Effie Carter; husband, Norman Hawkins and a brother, Brents Carter.
She is survived by five sons, Rodney Hawkins and wife Reba of Maumelle, Britt Hawkins and wife Lisa of Conway, Stewart Hawkins and wife Cheryl of Bauxite, Steve Hawkins and wife Karen of Benton and Patrick Hawkins and wife Tommie of Beebe; two daughters, Kelley Thweatt and husband Rick of Benton and Roxanne Hawkins of Fort Smith; sister, Rosemary Graddy of Benton; seventeen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tyler, Rodney, Britt, Stewart, Steve and Patrick. Honorary pallbearer will be Dale Graddy.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday November 7 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday November 8 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at New Rosemont Cemetery. Pastor Jerry Almond will be officiating.   [from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary]

Hays, Colquette Earl

Earl Hays of Garland, Texas, died Saturday, June 10, 2000. He was born October 8, 1903, at South New Hope, a community south of Russellville. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, a chemist and a member of First Christian Church. He served two terms as president of Eastern Hills Country Club and held various offices in the Rotary club of Dallas, Texas. He owned a chemical water treating business in Dallas, where he worked until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, Meek and Ida Hays; a sister, Lois Stewart of Fort Smith, and a brother, Austin Hays, of Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Berniece Hays of Garland; Owen Hays and Roy Hays both of Atkins, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, June 12, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, with the V. V. Ramsey, Jr., officiating. (source unknown)    Rootsweb WCP

Hays, David Meek

D. M. Hays Called By Death Friday At Age Of 82
D. M. Hays, aged 82, well-known Atkins resident, died Friday, May 8, at his home.
Mr. Hays had resided here since 1917, moving here from the New Hope community, south of Russellville. He farmed quite extensively before retiring several years ago.
He was born January 14, 1871 [date must be incorrect as he is listed in 1870 census], at Gastonia, North Carolina, the son of John and Susan Smith Hays. he came with his family to this state at an early age. The family resided in Cabot for a few years and then at Chickalah, in Yell county.
Mr. Hays is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida Austin Hays; a daughter, Mrs. Lois Stewart of Fort Smith; four sons, Owen of Atkins, Roy of Hot Springs, Earl of Dallas, Texas, and Austin of Fort Smith. One child died in infancy.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the local Methodist church, conducted by Rev. George Stewart, assisted by Rev. Garner Martin, Presbyterian minister. Interment was at Bells Chapel, directed by Lemley Funeral Service.
Active pallbearers were Gip Jackson, Wade Henry, Louie Harrison, Dewey martin, Bill Fry, and Gip Griffin. (from the Atkins Chronicle, Thursday, May 14, 1953, page 1)

Hays, David Owen

David Owen Hays, 101, of Atkins died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at his home. He was born April 18, 1900, in South New Hope, a community south of Russellville. He and his family moved to Atkins on January 17, 1914. He was a retired electrician and sign painter. He was a member of the United Methodist church in Atkins. He was a graduate of Tyler Texas Commercial College and an employee of the Civil Aeronautics Administration during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Meek and Ida Austin Hays; three brothers, Roy, Earl and Austin Hays; and two sisters, Flossie, who died as an infant, and Lois Stewart. Survivors include his wife, Irene Aldridge Hays of Atkins; a son and daughter-in-law, James D. and Mir Hays of Chicago, Illinois; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Richard Ridling and Gaynell and David Staggs of Atkins; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist church in Atkins with the Rev. Robert Woody officiating. Burial was in the Atkins City Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Service. Active pallbearers will be Lavon Stanley, Jesse Aldridge, Jr., Jim Stanley, J. L. Austin, Larry Carter, and Floyd Fryer. Honorary pallbearers were the grandsons and great-grandsons. Memorials may be made to the Atkins United Methodist Church.   (from the Atkins Chronicle)    Rootsweb WCP

Hays, Doris Della Campbell

Doris Della Hays of Fort Smith died Monday, April 5, 1999, in a local nursing home. She was a member of Goddard United Methodist Church and the widow of John Austin Hays.
Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
She is survived by one daughter, Polly Ann Norton of Fort Smith; and three grandchildren, John Austin Carlile of Tulsa, William Finley Carlile of Tulsa and Sarai Christiana Long of Rogers. (source unknown)    Rootsweb WCP

Hays, Ida Austin

Ida Hays. Funeral Services for Mrs Ida Hays, 98, will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Methodist Church in Atkins. Burial will be in Atkins by Lemley Funeral Service. Mrs. Hays of Atkins died Tuesday at a Fort Smith nursing home. She was a member of the Methodist church. She is survived by four sons, Earl of Dallas, Owen and Roy of Atkins and Austin of Fort Smith; one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Stewart of Fort Smith; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Ernest of San Angelo, Texas; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Edwards Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.   (from the Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas, December 24, 1975)    Rootsweb WCP

Hays, Roy Washington

Atkins--Roy Washington Hays, 98, of Atkins died Monday, Nov 6, 2000. Born June 26, 1902, in Pope County to David Meek and Ida Austin Hays, he was a retired Meredith Motors service manager in Hot Springs, member and past master of Atkins Masonic Lodge 172, past master of Sumpter Lodge 419 in Hot Springs and member of Atkins First Baptist Church. He was predeceased by two brothers, Austin Hays and Earl Hays; and two sisters, Flossie Alma Hays and Lois Hays Stewart. Survivors include his wife, Lola Matthews Hays of Atkins; two sons, William David Hays of Hot Springs and Dr. Phillip Roy Hays of Corvallis, Oregon; one brother, Owen Hays of Atkins; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lemley Funeral chapel with the Revs. Larry Thomas and Robbie Jackson officiating. Pallbearers will be David Hays, Steve Hays, Gary Hays, Mike Massa, Frank Pickle and Ray Jackson. Honorary pallbearers are Masons, Ellis Reynolds and W. A. Stewart. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Memorials may be made to Atkins First Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Charles Baker, 803 NW 2nd St, Atkins, Ar 72823.   (from the Sentinel-Record, November 7, 2000, page 6A)    Rootsweb WCP

Heffington, David "Bud"

David "Bud" Hevington, aged seventy-five years, died Wednesday, March 17th, in a Little Rock hospital. Survivors are one sister, Josephine Smith of Benton; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Satruday, March 15th, at 2 p.m., at the Holland Chapel Church by Rev. Fred Harville. Burial at James Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home.   (from Benton Courier, March 20, 1962, page 4)    Rootsweb WCP

Hefley, Lillie Mae (May) Hymus

Mrs. Lillie Mae Hefley, 73, died yesterday morning in a local hospital. A native of Owensville, she had spent most of her life in Garland County. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 sons, Walker Hefley and Ted Hefley, Hot Springs; 3 daughters, Mrs. Helen Zent, Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. Girty Neighbors, and Mrs. Jewell Freet, Hot Springs; one half-sister, Mrs. Pearl Holland, Hot Springs; 21 grand and 27 great-grandchildren. Arrangements will be by Caruth.   (from The Sentinel-Record, April 8, 1961, page 3)
Mrs. Hefley Rites.
Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Lillie Mae Hefley, who died Friday, at Center Hill Baptist Church on the Old Little Rock Highway Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. A. R. Arrington, pastor of Cavalry Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery by Caruth Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be G. W. Grisham, Marion Veasey, Roy Hecke, Bill Stafford, Leon Vaughn, and Harold Ford. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Lee Sutton and James Ford.   (from The Sentinel-Record, April 9, 1961, page 11)    Rootsweb WCP

Hefley, Ted Monroe

T. F. Hefley dies; Sanitation Firm Operator in City.
Ted Monroe Hefley, 54, owner and operator of Hefley Sanitation Co. and a life resident of Garland County, died in a local hospital Tuesday. He was a Baptist and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Hefley, Hot Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Thompson Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii; Miss Gail Hefley, Hot Springs; a brother, Walker Hefley, Hot Springs; 3 sisters, Mrs. Jewell Freet, Hot Springs; Mrs. Girtie Neighbors, Hot Springs, Mrs. Helen Zent, Austin, Texas. Arrangements will be announced by the Caruth Funeral Home. (from The Sentinel-Record, April 19, 1967, page 8)    Rootsweb WCP

Henderson, Kameron

Kameron Henderson, age 29, of Malvern passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. He was born June 12, 1985, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Murry Rex and Karen Aileen Pilcher Henderson. He was a welder for Reed’s Metals, a member of the Hot Spring County 4-H and the Cattleman’s Association and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his mother; sister, Kellye Henderson; grandparents Connie and Dorthy Pilcher and Murry and Earnestine Henderson.
Survivors include his father, Rex Henderson of Malvern; wife, Candi Henderson, to whom he married on July 21, 2012; sons, Mason Dale Henderson and Kyle McKenzee Henderson; step-son, Robert Holton Chancellor and step-daughter, Kaylyn Haylea Chancellor; nieces, Rhyanna Perry and Cheyanne Perry all of Malvern.
Graveside services will be Friday, January 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Prairie Bayou Cemetery with Brother Darryle Sulton officiating. Pallbearers will be Kevin Wright, Eddie Villas, Tommy Jeffers, Frank Cothren, Justin Kizer and Cecil Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Smith, Blake Riggan and Nick Cothren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bismarck FFA or the Hot Spring County 4-H Foundation. [from Regency Funeral Home online obituary]

Henderson, Elizabeth Herring

Mrs. C. B. Henderson
Mrs. C. B. (Elizabeth) Henderson age ninety-two, died at her home, 302 River St, Benton, Ark., May 5th, at 10:40 pm. She came to Arkansas from Mississippi at the age of four. Her family first resided in the Bland community of Saline county. In the year of 1880 she was married to the Rev. C. B. Henderson. To this union was born nine children all of whom have passed on except one son, Jerome Bryan Henderson of Benton. Aunt Elizabeth, as she was better known, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Benton. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. D. Montgomery at Sharon Baptist Church near Benton, 3 p.m. Monday, May 5th. Ashby Funeral Home in charge. (She could not have died on May 5th at 10:40 p.m. and been buried at 3 p.m. on the same day--the 5th was Monday so the date of death must have been before that. In addition, the Arkansas Department of Health indicates she died May 4.)    [from the Benton Courier, May 8, 1952, page 8]

Henderson, Kellye A.

Kellye A. Henderson, 26, of Malvern passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008, in a local hospital.
She was born August 10, 1982, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to M. Rex Henderson and Karen Aileen Pilcher Henderson. She attended the First Presbyterian Church in Malvern.
She is survived by her father, Rex Henderson, Malvern, Arkansas; one brother, Kameron Henderson (and wife Heather) of Malvern, Arkansas; grandfather, Murry Henderson of Malvern, Arkansas; two nephews, Mason and Kyle Henderson of Malvern, Arkansas; aunts and uncles include Donald and Judy Pilcher of Social Hill, Arkansas, Jim and Marge Rogers of Kansas City, Missouri, Cathy and Ronnie Pilcher of Pennsylvania, Emma Henderson of Malvern, Arkansas, Loveda DuVall of Benton, Arkansas; cousins include Brad Henderson, Susie Henderson, Lana Henderson, Haley Hill, Paige Hill, Traci Snyder, Steven Pilcher, Vickie Dauber, Todd Pilcher, Tiffany Rogers, and Jason Rogers. A special remembrance for a special friend Erica Crites.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Karen Aileen Henderson; grandparents, Connie Pilcher, Dorothy Pilcher, Ernestine Henderson; and one uncle, Eddie Henderson.
Special thanks to Malvern First Step, caregivers and good friends: Tammy Cambell, Melanie Hedges, Linda Tedford, and Donna Reynolds.
Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2008, at Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darryle Sulton officiating. Interment will be in Prairie Bayou Cemetery in Bismarck, Arkansas. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2008 at Atkinson Funeral Home. [from]

Henry, Virgil Lewis

Virgil Lewis Henry, 68, Owensboro, died Friday, May 16, 1997, at Norton's Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Ohio County, graduated from Western Kentucky University and retired from W. R. Grace Co. He was a member of First Christian Church, Ohio Valley Management Club, Moonlite Coffee Roundtable and the W. R. Grace Quarter-Century Club.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Harper Henry; his son, Lt. Gov. Stephen L. Henry, M. D., of Louisville; his mother, Ena Henry of Beaver Dam.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church in Owensboro. Visitation is from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Future Fund Land Trust, P. O. Box 3161, Louisville, Ky. 40201-3161. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro.    (Messenger-Inquirer, May 17, 1997)    Rootsweb WCP

Hester, Cranford W.

Cranford W. Hester, aged 62, of Paron died Thursday, July 14. He was a retired furniture factory employee. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Roxie Cox Hester; two brothers, Claude Hester of Paron and Clayton Hester of California; and two sisters, Mrs. Jim Hinson of Paron and Mrs. Fate Hinson of Little Rock. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Church at Paron. Burial was at Walnut Bottoms Cemetery at Paron by Ashby Funeral Service.    [from the Benton Courier, Thursday, July 21, 1966, page 9A, column 2]

Hester, Roxie Arizona Cox

Roxie Arizona Hester, 102, of Bryant died Friday, June 23, 2006.
She was born January 15, 1904, in Reform.
Mrs. Hester was a homemaker and attended Outreach for Christ Church in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lucretia Cox; husband, Cranford Hester; three brothers, Jeff, Ben and Henry Cox; and four sisters, Nancy Hendrix, Rosa Louallen, Ollie Hester and Susie Hunsaker.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will be in Walnut Bottoms Cemetery.    [from Benton Courier]

Hester, Georgetta Lucille Ford

Georgetta Lucille Hester, age 78, of Benton; passed away Monday March 20, 2006. She was born on February 8, 1928, in Whittington, Arkansas, to the late Homer Carl Ford and Luttie Moore Ford. Mrs. Hester worked nineteen years as mail route carrier for the U. S. Postal Service and twelve years for Sears Roebuck in Little Rock. She was the Secretary to Saline County Judge Parker Johnston and a member of Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Hester was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 45 years, John Alvie Hester. She is survived by one son, Dennis Alvin Hester; two daughters, LaVenia Jeanette Jones and Georgine Ruth McKim and husband David; three sisters, Othelda Grace, Willie Jeff Wilson all of Benton and Rosella Oglesby of Quitman, Texas; a special cousin, Faye Nebel of Lake Orion, Michigan; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Joey Rickard, Jeffrey Rickard, Sammy Dale Hester, Lannie Rickard, Ritchie Rickard and Marty Rickard. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Fowler Cemetery. Bro. Carl Ritchey and Bro. Cecil Hyde will be officiating. Memorials may be made to Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Family Comments: Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt is in the loving arms of our Lord and now reunited with her husband. Mrs. Hester enjoyed being outdoors; especially spending time at the lake and deer camp. She loved and was loved by everyone she met. Mostly, she thrived on being surrounded by her family and friends.   (from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary)    Rootsweb WCP

Hippler, Betty Jo Freeman

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jo Hippler, 74, will be held on Friday, January 16, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Pendleton Assembly of God Church, Many, Louisiana, with Rev. Daniel Davis officiating. Burial will follow at the Beulah Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at 5:00 p.m.
Mrs. Betty Jo Hippler was born on September 29, 1934, in Texas and passed away on January 13, 2009 in Many, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hippler; parents, James and Mattie Freeman; and son, Timothy Wade Hippler.
She is survived by her sons, Stanley Ray Hippler and wife Ada of Natchitoches, Louisiana, John Raymond Hippler Jr. of Gilmer, Texas; daughters, Pamela Jo Hathcox and husband Chuck of Rowlett, Texas, Judy Ann Drewett and husband Al of Many, Louisiana, Pattie June Britner and husband Bobby of Many, Louisiana, Rachel Louise Wallace and husband Kenneth of Converse, Louisiana, Becky Eileen Sepulvado and husband Howard of Many, Louisiana; sisters, Kay Holt of Henderson, Texas, Fay Scarborough of Henderson, Texas, and Diane Baker of White Oak, Texas; brothers, Robert Taylor Freeman of Henderson, Texas, Paul Freeman of Henderson, Texas, William Freeman of Henderson, Texas, Earl Freeman of Henderson, Texas, and J. C. Freeman Jr. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 24 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Eric Hippler, Dusty Hippler, Steven Drewett, Lucas Bell, Kyle Wallace, Brandon Sepulvado and Bret Collins.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Wallace, Jacob Hippler and Timothy Hippler.   [from Warren Meadows Funeral Home online obituary]

Hogue, William Thomas

William "Tom" Hogue, aged 20, of Benton died Saturday.
A graduate of Benton High School, he attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and was a Methodist.
Survivors include his parents, Robert and Donna Hogue of Benton; one brother, Charles Hogue of Benton; two sisters, Tammy Hogue and Allison Hogue, both of Benton; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyce Cox and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Van Norman, all of Benton, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hogue of Little Rock; and his great-grandmother, Mrs. Polly W. Hogue of Mabelvale.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park by Ashby Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Henning, Bobby Rountree, Chris Singleton, Derek Crowson, Terry Crank and Salim Rahmon Hurley. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dennis Baeyens, Dr. Tom Lynch and members of the biology department of University of Arkansas at Little Rock.    [from the Benton Courier, Monday, October 26, 1981, page 3, column 1-2]

House, Duane Franklin

Duane Franklin House, 50, of Donaldson passed away on July 21, 2017.
Duane was born to Robert and Rachel Sirratt House on December 16, 1966, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Duane liked to play the guitar, collect
coins, bronze, and watches. He was a mechanic at trade and at heart who loved to work on cars and drive trucks. Duane also loved spending time with his family whom he treasured especially his grand-baby "Cranky Rabbit."
Duane is preceded in death by his father, Robert House; a brother, Robert "Bobby" Douglass House; and a sister, Cynthia "Cindy" Hughes. Duane leaves behind his mother, Rachel House of Malvern; his daughter, Shayna Jade House; and her fiancé Devin Dewayne Riggan of Antioch; his brothers, Timothy Allan House of New DeRoche; Daniel "Danny" James (Stephanie) House of New DeRoche; his sister, Laura Lynne House of Hot Springs; and his grandchild, Timothy Jae Riggan.
A graveside service for Duane will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Upper Antioch Cemetery in Donaldson with Bro. Kenneth Purvis officiating. Pallbearers will be Devin Riggan, Winston Neill, Tony Hughes and Danny House. [from Atkinson Funeral Home online obituary]

Houser, Annie Fern Harvell

Fern Houser, 91, of Fort Smith, AR. entered into rest on Sunday, December 5, 2010, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born September 9, 1919, in Chismville, Arkansas. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas,. and a homemaker. She was the widow of the late Horace Houser. After World War II she left Booneville, Arkansas, and went to San Diego, California, to make parts for bombers as one of Rosie Rivert's. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Brent and Becky Houser, brother Max Harvell, sister Faye Coats, two grandchildren Paul Houser and fiancée Lindsay Hillard and Kelly Hert and husband Kris Hert and two great grandchildren Katherine Hert and Owen Houser. Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Caulksville Cemetery in Caulksville, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, Arkansas.    [from Lewis Funeral Chapel online obituary]

Houser, Ernest James

Ernest J. Houser, 91, of Hot Springs died Friday, November 29, 1996, in a local hospital.
Born August 29, 1905, he was a member of Oaklawn Missionary Baptist Church, Walnut Ridge Lodge 390 F&AM, Woodsman of America, B.P.O.E. 380, and was a 32 degree mason.
He was predeceased by his son, Jimmy Houser.
Survivors include his wife, Phadral Houser; one daughter and son-in-law, Jerrie and Rex Wehunt; two brothers, Dale Houser of Arkadelphia and Doyle Houser of Hot Springs; one sister, Ruby Hazel Sorrells of Royal; two grandsons; two step-granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Gross Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Jeff Hill and Richard Sorrells officiating. Pallbearers will be Troy Houser, Doug Gillham, Mike Koller, Tom Sorrells, Klugh Sorrells, Bill Houser, Everette Houser and Shawn Houser. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. George Fotioo, Bodemann Clinic, Ruby Berry, John Houser, Sterling and Corine Moore, Gladys Bandy, Judy Koller, Bill Jarrett and Anna Godwin.
Burial will be in Cunningham Center.    (The Sentinel-Record, December 1, 1996)    Rootsweb WCP    Tombstone Photo

Houser, Leacy Criddle

Mrs. Leacy Criddle Houser, age 82, died Friday, March 29, 1991, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 31 at Houston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Arbor Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Morris officiating.
The daughter of the late George Ell Criddle and the late Dolly Staggs, she was born in Clay County and was a resident of Floy Dyer Manor. She was the widow of the late Frank Burkett Houser and was a housewife. She was a member of Arbor Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Annie Phelps of West Point, Mrs. Mary Dodson of Houston and Mrs. Marie Ashby and Mrs. Ruby Hodnett, both of Vardaman and three brothers, Priest Criddle of Houston, Floyd Criddle of Philadelphia and Troy Criddle of West Point.
Pallbearers were Malcolm Gann, W. A. Criddle, James Dodson, Thomas L. Hodnett, Lenny Criddle and James Scarbrough.
Houston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   (from the Houston Times Post April 3, 1991)    Rootsweb WCP

Huchingson, Cleo James

Hot Springs - Cleo L. Huchingson of Hot Springs died Monday. She was 68.
She was a retired beautician and a member of Walnut Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronal and Judy Huchingson of Texarkana, and Don and Carolyn Huchingson of Hot Springs; two brothers, Rex James of Pine Bluff and John James of Hot Springs; five sisters, Cleta Woody of Ontario, Canada, Faye Hollihan and Delana Maloy of Hot Springs, Karen Maloy of Little Rock and Sharon Otis of Hope; her mother, Ludie James of Hot Springs; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Owensville Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewin Newcomb officiating. Burial will follow at Owensville Cemetery by Caruth Funeral Home of Hot Springs. [Benton Courier, March 23, 1993, page 2]    Rootsweb WCP

Huchingson, Daniel Dell

Crash Injuries Prove Fatal to Resort Youth.
Danny Huchingson, 14, died at a Little Rock hospital Sunday from multiple head injuries received Thursday when his motorcycle smashed into a car at Frieda and Summer Streets. A companion on the motorcycle, Walter Paulson, 13, was treated and released at St. Joseph's hospital after the accident. The Huchingson youth, however, was rushed to Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, where he died about 2 a.m. Sunday without regaining consciousness. Cranial surgery was performed shortly after arrival at the Little Rock hospital in an effort to save his life. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church, a member of the Viking band and was treasurer of the Student Council at Southwest junior high school, where he was a ninth grade student. He lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delvis Huchingson at 412 Henderson. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Kenneth Huchingson, El Monte, California; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Huchingson, Hot Springs; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jane Caldwell, Hot Springs. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Gross Mortuary. (from The Sentinel-Record, December 17, 1962, page 1)
Funeral services for Danny Huchingson, who died Sunday in a Little Rock hospital, will be held today at 2 p.m. from Second Baptist Church. The Rev. Walter Yeldell, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Pat Edwards, Delvis Garner, Phillip Jamison, Richard Robbins, Dennis Reynolds, Dale Hobgood, Gary Pate and John Lowery. Honorary pallbearers will be the entire student body of Southwest Junior High School, the Southwest Junior High Viking Band, the youth department of Second Baptist Church and Dr. James French. Those desiring may make contributions to the Danny Huchingson Memorial Fund of the Southwest Junior High School library. (from The Sentinel-Record, December 18, 1962, page 12)    Rootsweb WCP

Huchingson, Delvis Ivan

Delvis J. Huchingson, 67, died Sunday in a local hospital. He had been a resident of Hot Springs for 40 years and was a member and deacon of the Second Baptist Church. He was a retired welder with Reynolds Metal Company of Bauxite. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vivian Huchingson of Hot Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Brada Garner of Hot Springs and Mrs. Opal Warford of Fort Worth, Texas; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Gross Mortuary.    (from The Sentinel-Record, July 2, 1979, page 10)
Delvis Ivan Huchingson, 67, died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born in Saline County and had lived here for 40 years. He was a deacon and a member of the Second Baptist Church. He was a retired welder for the Reynolds Metal Company of Bauxite and had owned and operated the Huchingson Radiator Shop for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Vivian Caldwell Huchingson, Hot Springs; a son, Kenneth Huchingson, Hot Springs; 2 sisters, Brada Garner, Hot Springs and Mrs. Opal Warford, Fort Worth, Texas; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gross Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Sidney J. Sample officiating. Pallbearers will be Otis Cook, Vance Smiley, F. F. Sims, George Wells, Haywood Smith and W. R. Kimball, Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Bond, Dr. Surinder Gupta, Ray Short, C. Westfall, James Small, Preston Crawford, deacons of the Second Baptist Church and the Ault Sunday School Class. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.    (from The Sentinel-Record, July 4, 1979, page 8)   Rootsweb WCP

Huchingson, Dollie Ford

Mrs. Dollie Ford Huchingson, aged 83, of Benton died Thursday. She was a Baptist and the widow of E. H. Huchingson. Survivors include a son, W. B. Huchingson of Benton, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday at Owensville Baptist Church. Burial was at Owensville Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Service.    [Benton Courier, March 6, 1972, pg 4]    Rootsweb WCP

Huchingson, Vivian Arma Caldwell

Vivian Arma Huchingson, 93, went home to be with the Lord and join her husband and son on January 19, 2006. She was predeceased by her husband, Delvis; son, Danny; grandson, Barth; and eight brothers and sisters. Vivian was born in Saline County on April 6, 1912. She was a well-known seamstress and cook. A loving mother and grandmother and she will be dearly missed by all. She was a member of Second Baptist Church for many years and was currently a member of First Baptist church. She was a devoted Christian all of her life and loved the Lord with all her heart and soul. She is survived by one son, Kenneth Huchingson of Hot Springs, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Rhonda Aceves of Rowland Heights, California, Debbie McGauran of Walnut, California, Natalie Childs of Hot Springs, Jeff Van Es of Murrieta, California, Hugh Huchingson of Walnut, California, and Sherry Moraga of Rancho Cucamonga, California. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are The Jordan Sunday School Class and Dr. John B. Bond Jr. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church, 2350 Central Avenue, on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, beginning at 11 a.m. The funeral services officiated by the Rev. John S. McCallum II will begin at 1 p.m. Private burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Gross Funeral Home, 120 Wrights Street.   (from The Sentinel-Record, January 22, 2006)    Rootsweb WCP

Hulsey, Narrie Adele Wilson Ratliff

Narrie Adele Hulsey, age 92, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013. She was born September 12, 1920, in Benton, Arkansas. Mrs. Hulsey retired from the Benton Service Center as a Dietician and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she attended the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lillie Wilson; husband, Carmon Hulsey; daughter, Charlotte Freeze; two grandchildren, Chris and Craig Ratliff; two brothers, R.B. and Rodney Wilson and a sister, Bonnie Faye Vandegrift.
She is survived by her son, Jerry Ratliff; son-in-law, Mike Freeze; three grandchildren, Cindy Hunter, Stacey Sample and Mike Freeze Jr.; six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 22 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at New Rosemont Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.   (from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary)

Hurst, Wilson Byrum

Breckenridge, Colorado - Services for Wilson Byrum Hurst, 73, of Breckenridge, Colorado, who died Sunday, December 10, 2000, will be 10 a.m. today at Hot Springs Funeral Home chapel, Hot Springs, with the Rev. Jerry Riddle and Chaplain Melvin Wilson officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jim Hill, James Hill, Bill Gilpin, Stephen Green and Billy Joe Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers are F. L. Hurst, Q. Byrum Hurst, Sr., and Russell Holcomb.
Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery, Hot Springs.
He began in radio in Hot Springs. He worked for KWFC, later he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, and worked for KLRA which later became KARK TV. He also worked for WKY in Oklahoma City for a kids shown named "Foreman Scotty Show." He was Cannonball McCoy. After his retirement from TV, he worked for the Saline County Assessor's office.    [from The Sentinel-Record]    Rootsweb WCP    Tombstone Photo

Hussey, Donald T.

Donald T. Hussey, age 60, of Benton died Friday April 30, 2010, in Hot Springs. He was born December 29, 1949, in Little Rock. Donald was a mechanic and a member of Grape Chapel Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Emma Hussey and a brother, Troy Hussey.
Survivors, wife, Rebecca Ann Hussey, sisters, Merinda David and Barbara Reagan, all of Benton.
Family memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday May 10, 2010, at Kentucky Cemetery in Benton.
Cremation services by Ashby Funeral Home. (from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary)