Archive - Obituary
May 6th, 2013
Barbara Ann Atkinson, 65, of Haskell passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013.Â She was born Feb. 8, 1948, in Benton.Â Mrs. Atkinson was a licensed practical nurse and a member of the Family Church in Bryant.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mattie Whitley, and four sisters, Lillian Whitley, Ada Rogers, Lucille Cole and Joyce Parnell.
Frank Paul Kret Jr., 66, of Benton passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013.Â He was born Sept. 14, 1946, in Nashville, Tenn.Â Mr. Kret was a Vietnam Army veteran and worked as a machinist. He was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.Â
Mr. Kret was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ruby Kret; parents Frank Paul Kret Sr. and Mattie Wilson Kret; mother- and father-in-law Mavis and J.C. Lawson; sister Frances Mack; and a brother, Charles Kret.
Diana Lynn â€śDeeDeeâ€ť Schalk, 49, of Benton passed away with her family by her side on May 2, 2013.Â DeeDee was born in St. Louis on June 28, 1963, to Ira and Margaret Leake.Â She grew up in Franklin County, Miussouri; graduated from R-16 Strain-Japan; Sullivan High School; and East Central College, Union, Missouri.Â DeeDee was united in marriage to Marty Schalk on October 11, 1986 at St. Paulâ€™s United Church of Christ in Gerald, Missouri.Â She, Marty and Caleb moved to Benton in 1992.
Woodrow W. Harrell, 78, passed away on Wednesday May 1, 2013. He was born June 6, 1934 in Cato. Woodrow was a retired Truck Driver and a member of Sardis United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Alice Hackler Harrell, brother, Roland Harrell, two sisters, Vivinell Turner, and Elmus L. Barnard.
John A. Jones,, 90, of Benton, passed away May 1, 2013.Â He was born September 9, 1922 in Idabel, Oklahoma to the late L.V. and Annie Leamons Jones.Â John was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty Jones and daughter, Susan Keller.
He is survived by, sons, Richard Jones, Michael Jones and Brad Jones all of Utah, daughters, Judy Greene, Nevada, Shari Cain, Utah, Barbara Aviril, California, brother, Gene Jones, Tenn., and sisters, Stella Moody, Tenn., and Ruby Ellis of Benton, Arkansas.
Arnold Wayne â€śBubbyâ€ť Simpson, Jr. age 35 of Hot Springs, has died.Â He was born on September 10, 1977 in Benton.
He is preceded in death by his father, Arnold Wayne Simpson, Sr.,
He is survived by his mother, Janis Segeda of Little Rock; his sister, Sandy Spence of Benton; two daughters of Glen Rose; two nephews of Benton, and many loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at the Saline County Moose Lodge.
Online guestbook: jafunkfuneralhome.com.
Stella Virginia Holst Estes, 86, of Malvern died April 28, 2013.
Virginia graduated from Malvern High in 1945. A self-taught pianist and organist, she traveled the region performing with her sisters and brother, evangelizing for the Assemblies of God. She went on to serve as pianist for several local churches over the years.
James â€śJimâ€ť Turner, 63, of Benton passed away on April 27, 2013, with his family by his side.
Jim was born Dec. 18, 1949, to Carroll Joe and Rachel Turner in Arkadelphia. He was employed with American Laboratories. He loved his family and was a wonderful, husband, son, father, brother and grandfather. Jim enjoyed going to auctions, woodworking and working on old cars.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Turner; a brother, Woodrow "Woody" Turner; and a sister, Cynthia Turner.
Donnie Lee "D.J." Harcrow Jr., age 35, of Bearden died Friday, April 26, 2013, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was born July 29, 1977 in Wynne, Ark. He was a truck driver and a member of Chidester Baptist Church in Chidester.
Ulyess B. Catlett, 90, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Jonesboro.
Ulyess was a long-time resident of Benton before moving to Jonesboro . He retired from the Benton Street Department in 1987.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Bud Davis Cemetery south of Booneville with the Rev. Tommy Henderson officiating. There will be no visitation.
Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Online registry: www.emersonfuneralhome.com.