Archive - Obituary
March 19th, 2014
Our family sadly announces the passing of Danny Floyd Wear on March 12, 2014. Danny was born March 18, 1948, at home in Benton.
Danny spent most of his life in Coos Bay, Ore., where he graduated from North Bend High school. Right out of high school he joined the Navy and served on the USS Kitty Hawk one year in Vietnam at the peak of the fighting and the rest of his tour traveling around the world from Japan to Australia, always sending cards and gifts back home to his mother, who was his favorite person in the world.,
Mrs. Mary Lee Porchia, 81, of Benton passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014.
She was born Jan. 13, 1933, in Biscoe to Samuel and Etha Mae Collie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albra.
She is survived by her children, Freddie Rhinehart of Benton, Burl Rhinehart and wife Vivian of Benton, Clarence Porchia of Miami, Fla., Mary Ann McGill of Benton, Loretta Porchia of Little Rock, Patricia Britton and husband Frederick of Las Vegas, Nev., and Linda Abrams and husband Orville of Little Rock; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Lucille Rundel, 78, of Benton passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Bryant. She was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Perry to the late Homer C. and Alma (Davis) Thomas.
Ms. Rundel was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Rundel; one daughter, Debra Rundel; one son, Edward Rundel; one great-grandson, Jackson Stapleton; and one brother, Clarence Thomas.
Gayle â€śMaMa Gayleâ€ť Bailey, 76, of Benton passed away March 15, 2014.
She was born April 16, 1937, in Bauxite.
Gayle was a retired administrator at Serenity Park in Little Rock and a member of Discover the Joy Baptist Church.
Gayle enjoyed fishing, camping, reading and playing with her two dogs, Max and Ally.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Vassie Green Shepherd.
Robert R. Barker Sr., 96, of Little Rock and recently of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 14, 2014,in Hot Springs. He was born in Durant, Okla., on Dec. 16, 1917, to the late Robert O. and Pearl Spencer Barker.
He enjoyed his large family and leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Rudene; a son, Robert R. Barker Jr. (Bonnie) of Little Rock; daughters, Constance Manzer of Hot Springs Village and Joan Walker (Karl) of Benton; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many friends and family members.
Gladys C. Chambliss, age 90, of Benton passed away Friday, March 14, 2014.Â
She was born March 3, 1924, in Casa, Ark.
Mrs. Chambliss was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilburn F. and Mittie Cody; her husband, Robert Chambliss; and a granddaughter, Allison Chambliss.
Robert John Donoher entered the Lordâ€™s presence on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on June 9, 1925. Bob was a WWII veteran who proudly served his country. On October 11, 1979, he married Rose Eriksen, becoming a caring father to six children, ranging from ages 14-22. Bob was a loving and loyal husband of 34 years. He will always be loved and remembered as the best father and grandfather. He retired as a railroad police sergeant for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad System in Oregon, Ohio. Bob loved sharing stories about his 37 years as a railroad officer.
Maxine Mildred Martin, 88, of Benton, passed away March 13, 2014.Â She was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Traskwood, to the late Lee Roy and Eunice Crooks Callahan.Â
Maxine was of the Baptist faith. She worked for Arkansas State Hospital for over 24 years, 15 of which she worked as an L.P.T.N.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Leroy and John Callahan; and a sister, Juanita Callahan.
W. Edward Tarvin, 60, a former Bauxite resident, died Monday, March 10, 2014, from complications during heart surgery at a Fayetteville hospital.
He was a private-practice attorney for the Tarvin Law Firm in Fayetteville. He was a member of the bar associations of Washington County, Benton County, and Oklahoma, and was licensed to practice in state and federal district courts in both states and before the U.S. circuit courts of appeals for the Sixth District and for the Tenth District.
Virginia â€śGinnyâ€ť Simmons, 95, of Benton died March 12, 2014.
Born June 7, 1918, Ginny was the devoted wife and mother every husband and child should have. She was energetic, adventurous, and an unrelenting optimist, especially about her family. Her home was a depot for anyone needing a friend, a bite to eat, or a place to laugh. Her sense of humor and lust for life inspired her friends and family.