Archive - 2014
Shirley Ann Mitchell, 79, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014.Â She was born Jan. 30, 1935 in Benton.Â
Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her parents, James and Faye Derrick; sister, Billie Jean Wise; daughter, Shelia Ann; and a great-granddaughter, Melanie.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Tillman Mitchell; daughter, Debbie Schembra; two sons, Gary and Royce Mitchell; brother, James Derrick; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at Ashby Funeral Home with services beginning at 1 p.m.
William Frederick â€śRickâ€ť Helmich, 61, of Avilla, went to be home with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2014. â€¨â€¨He was born on June 4, 1953 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late William Frederick and Laura Lee Mackey Helmich of Avilla, Arkansas. Rick spent his childhood on the family dairy farm and graduated from Bryant High School. He attended Arkansas Tech University and graduated with a degree in geology (1975). He continued his education and earned his Masterâ€™s (geology and geophysics) at University of Missouri.